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THE WACO NEWS, SATURDAY MAY 2S 1892.
$Pt& alto :BfcftW Judgo Clark's Appointments. Bcllvillo, Saturday, May 28. Groesbceok, Wednesday, Juno 1. Georgetown, Saturday, Jutie 4. Stcphensville, Wednosday, Juno S. Mineral Wolh, Saturday, Juno 11. Marquez, Wodnosday, Juno 15. Palostino, Saturday, Juno 18. Henrietta, Tuesday, June 2 1. Wichita Falls, Thursday .JJuot 23. Vernon, Saturday, Juno U5. TO ADVERTISERS. Tni: News will take advertising with tho understanding that if it has not a largorltcal oiroulation than any daily paper published in Waoo, no oharge will bo made for the advertise ment. DANGEROUS CAMPAIGNING. ' I another place appears an ex planation of the alleged circular letter read by Gv. Hogg at Brownwood, by which he attempted to prove that the railroads wero taking an active part against lim in this campaign. It turns out that the alleged circular was an extract from a private letter, in which the writer expressed his indi vidual opinion, as every citizen of Texas, even though he be a railroad manias a right to do, Gov. Hogg to the contrary notwithstanding. When Gov. Hogg uses such means to arouse more prejudice against the railroads, it only demonstrates the necessity for his retirement. Is it possible that a railroad man has not a right to ex press his disapproval of the present administration in a private letter to a friend without being accused of bull dozing his employes? lias it come to that point in the history of Texas politics when railroad men dare not speak their sontiments, even privately, for fear of bringing down the wrath of the governor and incurring the preju dice of an excited people ? Here is a man who has the management of a vast system of railroad in Texas, which he says has been crippled by the present railway commission and he writes to a friend about it. The governor obtains an extract from this private letter and distorts it into a campaign document and parades this man before tho pooplo as a bulldozer who is trying to uso his iniluenoe with his employe's against tho commission and the gov ernor. It is a fact, and tho circum stances prove it, that tho railroads are afraid to take any atook in this cam paign for fear of increasing the prej udice engqndered by Go?. Hogg among the people against them. When the stookmen in West Texas observed a trend of legislation against their interests they did . not hesitate to use their inQuo enoo oponly in their own behalf, and their right to do so was not ques tioned. Whon tho land owners wanted more stringent laws to pro toctthem against alleged impositions on tho part of tenants thoy appealed to the legislature and obtained what they wanted and nobody questioned thoir right to appeal for justice. Whenover any olass of business or profession has sought favorable legis lation their right so to do has been conceded and they havo been ac corded a respeotful hearing but tho lino is drawn at railroads. If whilo the legislature is in session there is per ohanco an effort on the part of the railroads to guard against legis lation injurious to them, they are branded, as cormorants and their representatives as lobbyists and tho English language is exhausted to find epithots strong enough to apply to thorn. In defforonoe to this pre judice tho railroads havo kopt out of the campaign only to be dragged into open denial of charges of interference by the uso of the private correspond ence of one of their managers in whioh ho expresses his honost convictions. There is no telling what suoh intolor anoe on the part of Governor Hogg and his supporters will bring forth. It is politics of a kind that augurs mischief of the most dangerous and monaoing oharaoter. The News is now and always has been in favor of tho regulation of tho railroads by n commission and wants a strict oompli anoo with tho law exacted But, Thk News deprcoatos tho spirit of intolerance that domes to tho railroads a right to bo heard in their own behalf and will contend f jr equal freedom for railroad men with all other citizens to express thoir convic tions on important public questions. "THE EQUITY OF IT." Tho Fort Worth Gazette a few days ago oritioised Tin: News pretty severely for having urged as tho duty of tho next legislature tho passago of an aot validating land titles clouded by Gov. Hogg's suits. The Gazette wanted the titles validated but said tho delect in titlo if any was consti tutional and the legislature was pow erless to aid the occupant. The arti cle ia The News oritioised by tho Gazctto had reference to the lands sought to be recovered by tho Val Verde suits and in those suits tbero is no constitutional question involved. The News knows, however, that the legislature oan givo relief in tho ease of tho state against tho Houston and Texas Central in bo far as that suit involves the titles of honest purohasors ' and George Clark oan find a way for it to be done. Tho Gazette believes tho logislaturo baB extraordinary power when ft comes to regulating railroads, by tho way, and proceeds to point out the "equity of it.'' It says: "Judge Clark contends for suoh a chango in the present commission law as will suspend tho commission's rato pending an appeal to the courts, if ono should be raado. Governor Hogg replies that such a provision would operato as a virtual annull ment of tho law, as tho roads could suspend all the schedules of the commission indefinitely by litigation, from whioh they would have every thing to gain and nothing to lose. Judgo Clark's rejoinder is that the law as it stands would operate as a confiscation of property in the event the commission should fix a rato whioh would involve loss to the railroids. Boforo tho oourts could correot it, irreparable loss might bo sustained." Tho Gazotto, whose perfoot under standing is not "open to doubt," oriticiscs both positions, and explains: "Why not amend the law so as to provide that in tho event it is determ ined in court that a rato fixed by the commission is below tho cost of trans portation, tho state shall mako good out of the general revenue whatever loss may bo austainod'i" ' Of course the Gazette is sure the legislature would have the constitu tional right to appropriate funds out of the general rovonuo for such pur poses. Perhaps it also has tho power to make good out of tho general rov enuo the losses sustained by the lumber men in Southeast Texas and tho grain men in Northwest Texasby reason of ozeessive charges on freight, but if it had and wero to attempt to exercise it thoro would bo some vig orous kioking by the tax-payers. How would tho Gazotto onjoy being taxed to pay the San Antonio and Aransas Pass road for freight handled from San Antonio to Houston? Or, conocding that the rato would bo tho same on all tho roads whero would be the equity in taxing all the property in tho state: that the ship pers might got low freight rates? Tho idea is absurd and if Mr. Linham had not rofusod to bo a candidate he would bo plaood by tho Gazette "in a very awkward attitude." Tho pro por remedy is to amend the law so as to permit tho railroads to file Buifnnd givo bond for the amount of differonoe between tho old rate and the one es tablished by the commission to be refunded to tho shipper if the court dooidod the commission rato was just and reasonable. This is all that is neoessary to oorrect that defeot in the present commission law. This is The Nkwb' "equity of it." HOW POOR IS HIS DEFENSE. No governor of Toxas ovor thought it neoessary to tako tho stump in dctonse of his administration until James Stephen. It is a notorious faot that sinco Hogg has beon on tho stump ho has utterly failod to make a oredi tablo defense It is bad enough to acknowledge by plunging out of his office into the campaign arena, that his administration needs his porsonnl defense, but when he utterly fails to answor tho charges of mal-adminis-tration brought against him, his at titudo is made doubly humilat ing to the peoplo of Texas whom he represents. Horo aro a few oharges whioh tho governor has signally failed to an swer: That he iutcrvenod in tho case of Jay Gpuld vs. the International and Groat Northern railroad at tho in stanoo of Jay Gould's attorney and that suoh intervention enabled Jay Gould to gain control of the road. That aftor denouncing tho railroads as robbers ho recommended loaning the saorod school fund to thorn. That ho signed an alien land law without a caption and which contain ed provisions for tho oonfiso'ation of property honestly acquired under tho lawB of our state. That ho grossly noglooted his offi cial duty in allowing a majority of tho laws passed by the legislature to become laws without his signature, and whon oharged with tho responsibility tried to shilt it upon tho legislature. In his mad attempt to crush the railroads ho has clouded tho titles to thousands of the peoples homes and boldly announces his purpose to make the pooplo dis gorge if re-cleoted. That he has failed to inform him self ns to his constitutional duties and the exbibition of his ignoranoo in the matter of sending his appoint ments to the ' senato within tho time prcsoribed by tho constitution, has brought roproaoh and humiliation upon his constituantj. His conduct on tho stump when confronted with these and other charges of wilful or ignorant neglect of duty in some instances and elec tioneering officialism in others has shown his utter disregard for the dignity of his offioe. Unable to ex plain his conduct ho . denounces his accusers as "professional liars," and appeals to tho prejudices of tho people, hoping thereby to covsr up his mistakes with prejudioo and passion and perpetuate his powor. rho roputation of tho great state of Texas is at stako in this race and it remains to bo Beon whether or not the peoplo will submit to two more years of Hoggistn and its 'devastating in flaonce. Governor Hogg has oharged on several occasions that railroad em ployes were not at liberty to express their ohoioo in the seleotion of gover nor because if they voted for him the railroads would diBoharge them from their service, or words to that effect. It is a notorious faot that.in what is known as tho railroad ward in Hous ton, tho ward whero a largo number of railroad men voto, cast its majority in favor Governor Hogg. The same thing happened at Galveston. This proves ono of two things, that either the railroad men aro allowod to exei oiae their choice and cast their voto in favor of Governor Hogg, or it is not true that the railroad men aro a unit for Judge Clark. W3 will now wait anxiously for the list of employos in theso two wards in Houston and Gal veston, respectively, to see who has beon discharged by tho railroad com panies. The railroad managers who favor Judgo Olark will be expeoted, if Governor Hogg is correot, to disoharge those employes who voted for Gov. Hogg, and vioo versa. Call at Joe Lehman's when you are hungry. Orders for anything in the market promptly filled. Alllovorsof fiaa cigars shouldn't fail to call on J. A. Parley. m ' Ask our patrons if their work is satifactory and oblique. Dallas Screen Co. Diam nds, -vatches, jowolry, bilver waro nnu bric-iibrao, all going at a great sacrifice at tho great bankrupt stock of D. Domnon & Bro.; Browu & Co., auctioneers. Whittakerand Silver Shiold Hams always on hand. J. A. Eauley's. It is not only low priocs but high quality wo claim. Dallas Sokeex Co. Joe Lehman's restourant is open all night now. The best in the city to get a meal Dr. Goo. P. Mann, aentist. Fall et of uppor or lowor teeth, 12.50 Fresh shipment of CakGS and Crack ors just rooeived at J. A. Earloy's. Removal Notice. We will occupy stablo on Anstin Avenue, 604 and 606, after May 1st The finest turnouts in the city. The best attention given boarding horses. Very truly. Winferv & Hill. Lewine Bros. Have Just Opened a Novelty Line of LOW GUT SHOES FOR LADiE This line consists of White Canvass Kid Tip Oxfords, Red ''Cleopatra'' Shoes, Gray and Black Ooze Ties, Strap Tics and Langtrys, all of these'wewill sell 35c less than the regular price. -' - SEE OURjPEClAL BARGAINS THIS WEEK : All Over Irish Genuine Lace at 25c per yard.. . Piatt Val Flouncing at 50c per yard. Forty inch Piatt Val Flouncing worth $1.50 at 75c per yd. A line of Extra long waist Corsets at 50c. An old line of Corsets at 25c. A line of Cold Silk Mitts 24 .button length' that sells at 1.25 per pair at 75c per pair. Five Dozen Black Spun-Silk hose that sell at 1.25 a pair, this week at 75c per pair. A line of Ladies Lisle Hose, black feet and colored boots, worth 75c per pair at 50c per pair. N. B. We are making a Special Run on all our Lace Flouncings, and are offering these goods at prices that cannot be duplicated. Lewine Bros. REAL ESTATE AND RENTAL AGENTS, WACO. : . TEXAS. Have removed'from PaoiiTc Hotel to Room 28, Provident Bld'g" MOORE ROTHERS. Manfactm ers H Wholesale Grocers. Alexandre's Baking Powder. Alexandre's Pare Bploea. Alexandre's Java and Rio Blend Coffee. MooroBroa' White Wine and Apple Vinegar. ' Moore Bros'. Pore Older. Moore1 Bros' Flint Candy. Having purchased Mr. Alexandre's buslnea we a re now prepared to all orders promptly: .Patronize Homo Institutions. Sustain our efforts to nak Waoo a Great .Manufacturing Centre. Try tho Queen nt MoKonnon's drug store for nil tho latest drinks. T f - Bargains For this Week. Floworod oups and sauoors a sot 80 cents. ' Flowered plates, for 0, 75o. Host half callon ioo cream frnnzor $1.75. ' Odo dozen quart fruit jirs, 90o. Milk crooks, per gallon 10c. Twolvo oakesof finotoilot bouu, 30o Largo IronBtono bowl and nitchnr. Jtl.00. Medioatcd Carbolic soap, 10c. Handsome floworod oliitia spittoons 15o. Elegant glass fly traps, SOo. Paintod covered slop buokot, 35. Largo split oovorod basket, 25o. Extra largo drip cofleo pot, 85o. Men's ovor jaokots or jumpers, SOo. First oUhb bun-nv whin. 20. CUMMINS 5 & 10 CENT STORE. 703 Austin Ave., botweon Sovcnth and E'ghth street Drs. Wilkes & Wilkes and Dr. J. It. Forroll havo fitted up a suito of rooms in tho new Providont building, seoond floor, where thoy may bo found in future Telephono at offioo and residences. Slates at Old Cornor Drug Store. Call on J A. Earloy for fide candy, only -10o per lb.