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THE WACO NEWS, WEDNESDAY MAY n 1892.
W. II. WILKES, MD ItosldcncolaONim. W. O.WlIiKKS, MD Residence 31)9 N 12 St. DRS WILKLS & WILKES Physicians and Surgeons. KOOMS 1IN IMOVIDKM'IULDING. Blete at Old Corner DrnK Store. Telepnone at OWco Andlloeldences. R. T- DENNIS & BRO. FUNERAL UIllECTOUS 0TM1LMERS ilS AiiNtlu Avenue. WACO, TnXAS, OMMERCIAL HOUSE, Cor. EUjhth ? Clay Sis. OntftuoblorhnnotithofJIo. l'acilc 11. Jl Di'pot. tST PIESTCLASS.1! Terms reasonable. Commercial Travel especially solicited. Mrs. N. H. Kirkpatrick. JOHN II. JERGINS, ARTIST1C- Paper-Hanger,PainterGralner. riucrs iieasomiim:. Leave orders with (3. H. Rosenthal No. 307 Austin nvoiiuo. Mascott Saloon. 317 Franklin. Fine Vines and Liquors. A place to eDJoy tho luxu ries of oae of tho finest saloons in tho city. Come one, oomo all. whore the finest whiskies will bo sorved. J. V. Foqakty, Proprietor. Don't bo Deceived. I am still holding down Standard Granulated Sugar 20 pounds for ono dollar. Franco-American Food Co's Frenob Soups, 3 pound oans, 30 cents each. Star Tobaoco 40 eents per pound. Low prices on everything. Call tfnd soo Joe S. TiionrsoN, The Grocer. Shooting Gallery, south side square open day and night. Drop in 50c Lawn Tennis Oxfords BLACK, Lois. The onl cheap lots offered in Waco for tho last five years aro thoso now on the market in tho Kirkpatriok Ad dition, East Waco. These lots are heinc sold for one-half thoir real val- uo, making a ohauco to secure a de sirable homo such as will never ooour again. Cheap IjLots These lots lie high and dry. Thoy overlook a large portion of tho oity and have perfect drainage. Thoy lie in tho healthiest part of tho city, catch ing tho puro breezes from the prairie untainted by passago over any part of tho city. Cheap Lots. These lots havo tho r finest soil, a rioh s&ndy loam, admirablo for gar dens, and aro underlaid with pure water in inexhaustible quantities at a deptji of fifteen and sixteen foot, which can bo usod for irrigation. Cheap Lots. These lots aro oloser to tho center of the oity than any other addition, and at tho saino distance lots aro sell ing for thrco and flvo times tho prico askod for theso. There is millions in it for persons of small means. Call on Mr., nr P. G. KirkDatriok, southwest corner Eighth and Clay street. All parties desiring plats of tho lurkpatriok addition can obtain them upon application. v Gheip JU'ST II! ONE CASE OF "Grenada Tissues" A handsome dress fabric in wash goods, both in light and dark grounds beautifully printed in handsome flowers and trailing vine patterns, and equal in designs to the finest French goods The Price is 6 1-4 Cents. ALSO ONE CASE OF Cli an long Pongees In short lengths. These goods need no comment, as they are one of the most popular wash fabrics of the season and have been sold from 15c to 20c. This case equal in designs and colorings to the very best oiterecl tins season. We will turn loose at S 1-3 cents per yard. H. B. Mistrot & Co. Corner Eighth and Austin Sts. YOUTH. Why is it ho many grow ILumulurui '.' old too Said an old man: " If there is anything that will make an old man icel young it ii Dr. John ISull sSusaaril a." Yes, there is a deal 01 bujyuin-y 111 a bottle of this excellent remedy, and it it was more gen erally used theie would be fewer folks growinjj pieimiturely eld The healing and strengthening herb? that enter into its composilijii make it one of the finest re juvenating medicine that ran he com pounded Said a youni; wife, when asked how she managed to lie so happily with DO YOU her husband, who was ipiite an old man, "I keep him youthful by giving him Bull's Sarsaparilla." It is u e,ood thing when a feeling of old age or decrepitude creeps into the system to rout it at once with Bull'3 Sarwip irillA. It makes the old feel young, and the young feel buoyant. An active old lady said tho "couldn't keep up long when her bottle of Hull's Sarsa parilla got empty " It's a g-od thing for old people. K aryone, .wiing or old, should counteract the evil eflects of ncrT ousness, weakness, and debility by a use of Bull's Sarsaparilla. It keeps the system in fine condition. You will sleep better, BEGIN TO you will cat better, your food will digert better, you will feel better every way if you occasionally uso this great tonic and alterative. , Ephralm nurnet, Smlthland, Ky writes: "I am an old man, clghty-Hireo years of age, yet 1 can walk flvo miles to town and back, and feci none tho worso for it. Kvery Knrinir i mKe u uui Tin's I take 11 dozen or llftecn bottles of iii'u Knrsnnarlllo, It nuts my system in Hull's Sarsaparilla. fine condition, and I feel good and agile the whole year through. It has worked soma ereat cures In my neighborhood. A air. Bonsall's wife lay bed-ridden for three years. Doctors did her no good. I got her husband to try Bull's Sunaparilla. sow FEEL OLD? she Is well and does her own housework. A negro living on our place had a bad case of scrofula. Bull's Sanaparllla cured him." arlf you think your child has worms, don't risk any chance, but give It Dr. John Bull's Worm Destroyers. They, are nice candles, and never fall. Price, !J Cents. r"AH through the Rummer and fall I was troubled with chills und fever. I Anally got ono bottle of Smith s Tonlo Byrup, and It cured mo ut once.' C. U. Wells, Mldvllle, Ga, Jon D, Park & Sons, WholetaU Agent, 176, 177 and 179 Sycamore St., Cincinnati, O. 10 All tho fiuo fanoy imported Frenoh and English cloths of nohnrr. Bros., tho leading mcroh- i i.:i TUnr. norm n hif fltnnk. admirably selected, and embracing all the novelties of tho spring ol gi. Ji Exhaustive Presentation or tho Re cord and Facts. TOUCHING DELIBERATIONS Upon tho Commission Bills by tho Twenty-second Legislature in Regular Session. THE ADMINISTRATION HELD IT UP And"Its Passage was not Obstruct edOno Hour by tho Interference of Any Railroad Lobby." A HISTORY OF THE FIGHT HyoiicOl the .Members of the Colli iiiittoo The CniihiUtitlomillly ol tho 1'rcNriit Law IHkciisnciI l.eurii cilly by the Voting Senator I'roni Smith A I'leii for .liiktice Cutler the I.nw Something About Water oil MocUn unit ItOllllfi. Dallas Kens, May 10. TheNowH is Mormlttod to use tho following lettor to Judge Ttirnoy: Tylkk, Tox., May 10. N. G. Tur ney, Esq., Dallas, Tex.: .My dear sir I havo just received your lettor, in closing extracts from the apeoch of Gov. Hogg at Sherman, as follows: "There boforo my eyes tho bill known as tho Ten oil substitute was preparod, and I saw, that bill dot by dot, 't' by 't,' made to conform with tho will of the pooplo. The railroads sent their attorneys tlowu thore and things were coufusod. I don't believe the members understood tho bill as well us I did," etc. And again: "Tho lobby wns thore aud so obstructed legislation that It required threo months to get it through." I had oxpeoted Gov. Hogg to qual ify this slatomont or else deny tho correctness of tho report, but as ho had done neither I judge that tho charge was deliberately made and correctly reported. In his eil'ort to show the means resorted to by the railroads to defeat and delay legisla tion, ho" has rollocted upon tho entire legislature, and has done his friends au injustice You call upon mo for a statement of tho facts within my knowledge, which I make with leavo to publish as you requost. Tho gov ernor, as I now remember, hns stated that tho Terrell substitule was tho joint effort of Terrell, Brown and himself. Tho statement, then, that tho rail road lubbv had confused everything, that the members did not understand the bill as he did, and that the bill was preparod bo fore his very eyes, aud that ho super intended it dot by dot and "t" by "t," shows that tho governor had lost con fidence oven in thoso "old war horses," Terrell and Brown and could not trust them out of his sight. The governor's charge that the lobby -o obstructed legislation that it required three months to pass the commission bill Is disputed both by THE ItECOIlD AND TIIK FACTS. On the third day of tho session Col Brown introduced his commission bill, printed in full In tho houso jour nal of tho twenty-second legislature, page ton, and it was on that day, Jan. 13. referred to tho committee There it remained for thirty days, till Fob. 14, unreported. Who caused this do lay? It was within tho power of tho committoo to havo reported tho bill at onco or at any time. If wo aro to ac cept tho statement of Gov. Hogg, it was tho work of the lobby, who had "confused" Col. Brown aud his com mittee. I glvo a list of tho committoo that the publlomayjudgo whother thoy wero unablo to resist this unlawful influence: Brown, Gossott, Owsloy, Derdon, Trultt, Felder, Lewis, Cray- ton, Whito.Womack, Moody, Francis, McCunningham, Greshani, Couolleo, Rogors, Erskino, Melson. Tho truth of tho matter is that this delay was caused by Gov. Hogg, Col. Brown and mysolf. First thoro was a sub-commlttoo from tho houso and tho an, ,ntn in nomnaro and roconcilo tho various bills on tho subject of a com mission. Theso Hiib-committeos then entrusted tho work to Col. Brown and myself, and tho delay in our work was due maluly to our failure to agree with Gov. Hogg on certain pro visions which he Insisted should bo in the bill and the consequent confer. ' ences wmou v-o uu .,. 01E 01S0I tho difloronces. And I desire to say further that thoro was considetablo hnpatlonco on tho part of Eenntors at this delay and Gov. Hogg wns so iuformod. Ho said that the dolay would provo benefi cial; that tho bill ought to bo thor oughly considered -and agreed upon in committoe, aud tlitii passed speed ily when reported; that if a bill liu maturely considered wore introduced early and plenty of time given for that purpose, it would bo so amonded and disfigured that lis friends would not rocognizolt Wlion passed. Finally rejootlng the main pro visions urged by Gov. Hogg, tho coin mlttoe agreed upon a bill which was reported Fob. 14. This bill was on motion of Col. Brown himself sot for consideration Feb. 2o, and tills caused and now accouuts for nnothor dolay of tPii days. When the bl.l came up Fob. 25 Terrell introduced his substi tute, and again Col. Brown moved to roset tho mattor lor March 2, nnothor woek's dolay. Tho journal shows that on ihat day it was unanimously postponed. Tho bill was actually considered for three days March 3, 4 and o and was on thooth passed under a suspension of tho constitutional rule requiring bills to bo read on throe sovornl days, by a vote of 02 yeas and o nays. The bill was trausmlttod to tho senate March 0 and reported by the cotnmltteo Maroh 7, tnkon up on March 10, sub stltutos for the commit teo bill and passed March 17 by a unanimous voto, also under a suspension of tho consti tutional rule. Considering tho length, importanco and Intricacy of tho moa&uro, the tlnio actually consumed in thedisous slou and consideration of the commis sion act is almost unprecedontodly short, and lis passage was not ob structed one hour by the intorforonco of any railroad lobby. There was then a conference com mittoo to adiust the difToroncos be tween tho two houses, chief of which was an olectivo amendment adopted by tho sonato. Tho committoo did work with as much dispatch as was consistent with tho importanco of the mattor boforo it. It was composod of Terrell, Brown, Cochran, Rogan and King of Boll of tho houso, Clark, Ty ler. Cranford. Crano and Simkins of tho sonato. Tha advocacy of a com mission by most, if not all, of these gentloraon antodates that of Govornor Hog?, and I submit to tho people of Texas if thoy woro coutrollod by tho attornoys of railroads. TUB TEKRi:i.L SUllBTITI'TE is to be found on page422of tho house journal. Tho main pointof diiioroneo betweou it and tho joint committee bill aro to bo found in section C, and in subdivision "a," soctlon 5 and sub division "a,' section 23 Tho first of thoso subdivisions oxprotsly donied to tho railroad tho right of tho writ of mandnmus aud injunction; aud tho latter oxprosBly resorvod to tho state aud tho commission tho right to both writs without bond. This spootaolo of a groat state, clothed in sovoroignty, reserving to itself the right to ninko writs and pro cess which it would dony to tho eitl zon was so at war with tho common senso of justice that tho sonato re volted and struck out thoso pro visions, lnsortod at tho lustauco of Gov. Hogg. Bootion G. whloh is re tained In tho present law1, provldos that In all suit? betwoon privato par ties and railroads tho rates fixed by thp commission shall bo final and tho reasonableness shall not be ques tioned. Whon a railroad is dissatis fied with tho rates fixed by tho com mission it may suo at Austin to sot them asido. In tho moautimo tho ratos must stand and tho road must obsorvo thotn or olso subject itsolf to u ponalty for ovory ovorohargo of not oxcoedlng f 5000, and to this penalty the'o is no dofenso. I contondod thon, as I do now, that this provision is In conlllot witli tho docislon of tho supremo court of tho Unitod Btatos, which has held that what Is a roasoimblo rato is a judicial question to bo decided by tho ordi nary maohinory of justice, and that tho commission rates are not final. If it bo a judicial question to be decidod in tho courts, and If tho commission ratos cannot bo mud'i final, then how can it lie mado so between tho com pany and privato partlos? How can tho rato bo enforced until tho road has had Its day In court, and how can it bo subjected to 11 penalty whon It proposes to plead and provo that tho" rato is unreasonable and confiscating in its oll'ecte? . T'. eaoh other attempting to adjust Pears Soap People have no idea ho crude and cruel soap can bt It takes off dirt. So fa so good ; but what else doc it do ? It cuts the skin and frei the under-skin ; makes rec ness and roughness an leads to worse. Not soaj but the alkali in it Pears' Soap has no fret alkali in it. It neither rec dens nor roughens the sk'u It responds to water it stantlv ; washes and rinse off in a twinkling; is a gentle as strong , and th after-effect is every wa good. All sorts of stores sell it especially druggists til sort of people use it. But conceding that this provision constitutional and can run tlioVaui lot of tho courts, is it just? Tho lit question always to bo considered ovory propojod mcasuro is its justii If this cannot bo settled In Its fa vc it should find no placo in tho laws a froo pooplo. A railroad pomp complains at tho commission's rat and says that th(y aro ruinous to 1 business, that it CANNOT OllSr.HVKTHKM AND SUHVIV Under tho law it may suo at Aust to but thorn asldo. Moanwhllo at pending this litigation it must ob and obsorvo tho rato or olso subjoct self to inmmiorablo penalties, abovo shown. At tho end Of S months ora year, that suit, aftor pat ing through tho dlstriot and high courts, is finally determined in fav ol tho road aud tho rato Is shown 111 hold to ho unroasonablo and unjui It tho company has obsorvod t rato It lias boon rob bod and ou tragi by tho ttato and tho shipping pubi and Iibh suffered a wrong for which has uo romody, in tho faco of a bill rights which doolnros that "all cour shall bo open and every jiorsoii for 1 injury dono him in his lauds, good person or roputatlon shall havoaroi ody by duo course of law." If it h disregarded tho ratos it lias bo bankrupted by multiplied ponaUi for doing that which tho courts ha dcolded wns its right, and theso po altios aro loft in tho hands of tho who havo rocovorod thotn and tl compnny is without rocourso. , Thero has nwvor boon but ono d fonso to this plain denial of justlco that of nocossity tho justification tyrants in all ages. It is said that tl) provision of tho law 1b nocossary mako tho commission ollbctivo, If 1 commission can bo mado efleotivo 0. copt at tho saorlfico of equal jUBth and by an evasion of constitution guarantees, thon all good pooplo wl l not hositato to pay, lot us havo 1 commission. But it can bo rondore eflbctlvoaud all tho railroads secure in all their rights. In Hon of this provision It was pr posod in tho sonato that tho rati fixed by tho commission should L prima facie reasonablo and just, bt that tho road should havo tho right! a suit for a penalty to pioad an provo that tho ratos woro unjust. Bt whon tho 'reasonableness of tho rat had onco boon established, It shoul ho ros adjudieata and questioned n moro, for tho road had had its day 1 court. I submit to tho bar of Toxas this would not rotidor tho commlssio ollbctivo without doing vloionco toll established principles of Justice. I point out thoso dofeots in tho la without hesitation, becanso my roi ord ou tho commission is not subjoc to attack. For whllo many of thos now parading as tho body guard tho cominlsslon""yet slumbered au slopt," together with othors I wa fighting In tho legislature for a con mission with nnwor to establish rato In tho twentieth, twonty first ar 1 .... 1 1 twenty-second legislatures I lntni duced a bill giving to tho commission ors powor to fix und maintain rati for frolght aud passengers on tl different railroads in tho stato. But hayo never thought the commlssio such a snort d thing that ho who llfl 111 rkkWm ISH!