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THE STATESMAN.
AUSTIN. TEXAS.
From Thursday':! laily.
DEPAKTMEST NOTES.
, Thing Seen and Heard
Offices.
Aronnd the
The Loving publishing company,
of Fort Worth, tiled a charter yester
day, with a capital stock of $100,000,
divided into shares of $100 each. The
i DurDOse set forth in the charter is
the conducting and transaction of
a general publishing and printing
business at Fort Worth, and at other
places in the state of Texas, to print
and publish one or more papers, jour
nals or periodicals. The incorpora
tors and directors are A. M. Uritton,
"Geo. li. Loving, W. L. Malone, John
O. Ford and li. li. Faddock.
The governor yesterday remitted a
iudzment of- $XX). exct pt 820 and
costs, entered against J. K. Aldridge,
of Collm county, as surety,
The comptroller deposited in the
treasury vesterdav SlUoO to the credit
of the interest and sinkins fund of
the Sherman city bonds (Texas and
-"Taciiic subsidy bonds), and $1852.40 to
the credit of the interest and sinking
fund of the McKinney City central
railway subsidy bonds. There was
; also deposited to the credit of the
general revenue 838,07(5.50.
After balancing up the contingent
fuud account, the comptroller an
nounced that there is just thirty-two
cents left. Those newspapers that
failed to have their bills paid, and
have been raising Cain about it, can
' now present them and divide the
; thirty-two cents among themselves.
The capital board met in secret ses
sion yesterday in the governor's ollice
to consider the matter of cement to lie
used in the construction of the new
capitol. Letters were read that piisscd
between the capitol contractor and
the Alamo cement company, in which
the capitol contractor offered to con
tract with the above company for ten
tons of their cement, provided they
would guarantee it to be equal to
odmdard fcavlisli 1'orUand ce
ment: The Alamo cement
company, refused to make
j any such guarantee. Letters were
read showing that in all the large
i public buildings of the country no
? high standards of tests was required
tor the cement used, but that either
the liosendale, Akron. Louisville or
Utiea brands of cement have been
most generally adopted. Trie follow
ing well-known architects and build
ers replied to the letters of the cani-
tol board regarding the above matter:;
Hon. James (1. Hill, bupervisiug ar
' ehitect, I'nited States treasury de
? partment, Washington, li. C ; Thos.
Walsh, relative to the kind of cement
used in the custom house and bridge
iflrSt. Louis. .Samuel L. Smedly, con
cerning the kind used in the new city
hall at Philadelphia; K. Hurling, con
- -erning the kind used in the cus
tom house at Chicago; John M. (lo
down, concerning the kind used in the
- Indiana capitol; D. M. Stauffer, civil
Engineer for the Engineers' News,
New York; Major F. II. Phipps, com
mander United States arsenal. Hock
Island, Illinois, concerning the kind
v used in the arsenal; K. S. Finkbine,
Ajotfgmndent of construction Iowa
" state house, Ies- Moines, Iowa; archi
tect of the public works of Chicago.
The following resolution wa then
passed by the board ;
' llesolved, That the contract for
- building the new state Jcapitol be so
.changed as to allow the contractors
to use any standard cement that is
pot below 150 pounds tensile strength;
provided that after the foundation is
put in Texiis cement shall be used, if
jt can be procured of the above
standard and grade; provided, also,
that all parties to the contract, includ
ing the sureties on the bond, shall
, sign the change. .
liesolved, That this change also in
clude the gravel (or shingle, so called)
now being delivered on the capitol
grounds.
Gen. Q. A. Gilmore, of the United
States corps of engineers, in his'Trac
" -yBceatise .on Limes, Hydraulic
Cetfients and Mortars," published in
J879, says (page 334) of concrete No. 5:
"The mortar of concrete No. 5, com
posed of one barrel liosendale cement
and three barrels sand, possesses a
crushing strength of 130 pounds per
square inch when two months old.
Is the standard quality. of
Rosendale cement concrete generally
adopted upon government works. It
possesses sufficient strength in founda-X-aa
d thick walls for any position
which concrete is usually placed."
The Texas insurance chart, just is
sued by the commissioner of insur
ance, statistics and history, for 1883, is
a very full and comprehensive document.-
Want of space this morning
.-jr!G?ts us from giving some of the
j otals footed up in it; but we will Co
-'" so to-morrow.
The governor has not yet appointed
the commissioner to investigate the
land frauds.
The force in the land office is kept
very busy on current and delayed
work. The land business is begin-
aing to liven up some ; though the
present law, it is thought, will not
cause as much of a rush as was expe
i rienced this time last year.
r
From Friday's Daily.
The governor yesterday appointed
' L'ru pot commissioners of tialveston
as a board for distributing the immi
gration fund. . Tfttfommissioners are
C. C. Sweeney, Cha3. Fowler, J. N.
Sawyer, Andrew Munn and Leon
; Blum. This immigration fund is a
fund arising from the capitation act
' passed by congress. That is, the com
mander (orowners) or eachship bring
ing immigrants over are required to
pay fifty cents for each immigrant
landed. This fund is to be used in
taking care of the immigrants until
they can be provided for; and the
governor of each state is required to
designate the board for the distribu
tion cf the fund.
The comptroller was busy making
out ree inns under the new appropria
tion bill yesterday.
The following "letter from the at
torney general needs no introductory
explanation :
v Hnii. R. I Fulton, Mayor, etc., Ualveston,
iexas: i
. JJEAlt MR this is to inform von
wat application has been made to" mo
that 1 tile an information-in the na
ture of a quo warranto against Capt.
Thomas Chubb, asking that he be re
moved lrom the oince of harbormaster
of Galveston, to which you have ap
jointed him. The laws of the state
;is well as the charter of the city of
Galveston, prescribe that only electors
are eligible to hold office, and proof
has been tiled with me to the effect
that Mr. Chubb voted in the state of
Vermont (town of . Thedford)
as iii,o ua lass oepiem
ber. Under this statement it would
seem that he was not at the time of
his appointment, nor is he now, a
qualitied elector of the city of Gal
v i-ston, or of the state of Texas. An
atlidavit of the town clerk of Thed-
lord, Vermont, setting forth the above
facts, is now on tile in this office.
.I"t fore taking any steps, I desire to
you an opportunity to be heard
in behalf of your appointment.
, Respectfully,
John D. Templetox,
Attorney General.
After investigating the killing of
the convict by a guard, in Burleson,
u:i the part of the county attorney, he
reports to the attorney general that
the killing was justifiable. The at
torney general wrote a letter thank-L-.g
the county attorney for the thor
u ;h manner in which he investigat
ed the affair.
I ho governor and the capital board
. :i to announce that they will hold
I their meetings with open doors;
: t all newspaper, representatives
; .1 be welcomed to see and hear the
ire proceedings. This is an inno
loa. that the people all over the
e will appreciate.
A pardon was granted to Robert T.
.t. ot Cass county, who was coa
i of manslaughter at the Sep
er term, hiuI sentenced io
1 ye.trs. The killing happened iu
county in ISO 7. This pardon
'anted because the evidence
shows doubt of his guilt and because
of the old age of Hunt and his wife
and tne recommendation or ine juug
district attorney, jury and many good
citizens of Cass county. It is hu
mane.
The comptroller has issued, and is
sending out, the following circulars to
district clerks and tax collectors :
To District Clerks :
In view of the fact that so many
fee hills; of sheriffs, clerks, and attor
neys are presented at this office in du
plicate, causing mucn loss oi wme m
making investigation necessary to
avoid double Davment. I have to re
quest that, in accordance with articles
1058 and 1059, C. C P., the obiginal
liills approved by the district judge
be forwarded to this office after hav
inir been entered on the minutes of
the court. The fee bills, when tiled,
will be subject to tho order of their
respective owners.
W. J. SWAIM,
Comptroller,
Tax Collectors:
The attention of tax collectors is
called to the fact that the "Act to ex
tend the time within which all per
sons whose lands have been sold for
taxes and bouerht in bv the state may
redeem the same, approved ivpru
1882, expires on this date, and no fur
ther redemptions under said lavV can
bo made.
Where lands have been sold for
taxes and bousrht in by the state, and
two years from date ' f sale have not
expired, owners or sucn lanas can re
deem the same by payment of double
the amount of the purchase money
:md all accrued taxes .thereon, in ac
cordance with Article 4759a, Revised
Statutes.
Lands that have been sold to the
state for taxes, and more than two
years from date of sale have expired,
cannot now be redeemed.
List of lands which have been sold
to the state for taxes and have not
been redeemed, two years from date
of sale having expired, will be made
nut -At this otlice. as reauired by the
act approved April 7, 1879, and will be
loi warded to collectors for advertise
ment and sale as soon as practicable.
ise chanter 70. Daere 79. general laws
regular session sixteenth legislature.)
From Saturday's Daily. J
The governor vesterdav commis
sioned D. Arent as commissioner
or
deeds for Texas in Louisiana.
The governor yesterday received an
old look full of rich reminiscences of
the Texas navy during the years 1840
to 1843. Accompanvinff the uook
was the following: letter:
Lafayette, Ind., April 24, 1883.
Pear Sir Alfred Walke, an
old friend of mine, a
Vireinian by birth, who died in this
citv. was a midshipman in 'the Texas
navy, from 1840 to 1843, during the
strusnrle of the republic of Texas for
independence. He left with me the
loc-book kept by him while in that
service; and, believing that it would
tind a more suitable depesitory in the
library of your state, and as a small
contribution to the early history of the
republic of Texas, l take the liDerty
of forwarding the same to you
Please, therefore, accept same and
place in vour state liorary if you
deem it worthy. With assurances of
high regard, ours. Etc.,
"Wm. C. Wilson
To Governor of Texas.
To this the governor replied ;
"The 'log book' kept by
CaDt. Alfred Walke. while in
the Texas navy, from 1840 to 1843, is
at hand. This work is indeed a valu
able addition to Texas history. The
book shows- extensive evidence of
having passed through many storms,
making it the more valuable. Texans
will not forget this generous aci or
vours. and It Capt. Walke. who, you
saw was a Virginian, has any rela
tions living, be kind enough to con
vev to them, and receive for yourself,
the thanks of all the people of this
commonwealth. I am,
Very truly,
John Ireland,
Governor of Texas.
The log-book is the regular mid
shipman s journal, and contains oth
cial notes of all the marine incidents
transpiring on the sloop of war
"Austin," the schooner of wan' San
Jacinto." and the schooner of war
"Colorado." It contains some matters
of history that will be invaluable to
Texas, as it tells of an expedition of
which only a part has heretofore been
Known.
The governor yesterday pardoned
J. W. liurge. who was sentenced at
the summer term of the Collin county
district court, 1881, for assault with
intent to kill. The pardon is to re
store him to citizenship and will take
effect May 5, 1883, one day before the
expiration ot his term
Also, "W. C. "Weatherby, who
is reported to be in the last
stages of consumption. "Weatherby
was sentenced at the March
term of the district court of
Nacogdoches county to eight years
in the penitentiary for murder in the
second degree,
The comptroller yesterday issued a
deposit warrant to the treasurer for
$110,000 from the sale of 50 cent
lands, and deposited over $8000 to the
revenue fund,
Dr. J. L. M. Currie, general agent
for the distribution of the Peabody
fund, writes to Hon. li. M. Baker,
secretary ol the state board of educa
tion, that the summer Normal schools
of Texas will have to run on the $0000
appropriated by the state, as no aid
whatever can be extended from the
PeHbcdyu:id thiayepr The sereta
ry of the state board oPeducation "in
formed a Statesman representative
that this would in no way interfere
with the summer schools; they would
be taught any how. '
The adjutant general yesterday
issued a commission of second
lieutenant to Sergeant W. L. Rudd
of company F, state troops, and a com
mission of second lieutenant to George
11. Schmitt, ex-sheriff of Comal
county, with orders to report for duty
to t'apt. L. P. Seeker at Uvalde. Ser
geant Rudd has been ordered to take
command of an important detachment
from company F to go to the lower
Kio Grande for purpose of assisting
in breaking up the organized bands
of horse and cattle thieves depre
dating down there. Several detach
ments of recruits have been sent out
to companies 11, D and E.
Mr. Joe Sheely will be promoted as
first lieutenant and put in command
of company F as soon as notice of his
resignation from his present position
of United States custom officer at La
redo is received.
From Sunday's Daily, j
The comptroller has issued the fol
lowing circular to tax collectors:
The following blanks are forward
ed herewith for use in final settle
ment of your account J uly 1, and col
lectors are instructed to carefully pre
pare each blank in strict accordance
with the form given: 1, blank deed
to the state; 2, blanks for report of
sales to the state and to individuals;
3, bbuika for list of delinquent and
insolvent taxpayers; 4, blanks for er
roneous assessments; 5, blanks for re
port of land assessed for 188"4vjvhich
have been sold for ta3 of
prior years, and upon which, the
taxes for 1882 have not been paid;
6, blanks for collectors' statement ot
his account; 7, summary of occupa
tion tax receipts unused by collector
returned for credit; the deed of the
state should conform, in every re
spect, to the report of sales to the
state; the report of sales to the state
and to individuals should be made in
duplicate, one copy to be forwarded
to this department" and the other to
be kept in the collector's office; the
report of sales to state and suiis
to individuals to be made sep
arately, on the same form;
the report of sales to
individuals following the report of
sale to the state: the "list of delin
quent and insolvent" tax payers must
bo made as directed in article 4744.
Revised Statutes, a copy of which ar
tide vha furnished you in circular
No. 4, from this office. The certiii
cati of the county commission
ers' court, as directed in article
4744, should be attached to the list of
"delinquent and insolvent" tax pay-
ers; without that certincate no cretui
will lie allowed for such list; upon
the blanks for "erroneous assessment"
the collector should place all errors
described bv him on the assess
ment rolls. The list should also be
approved by the county commission
ers' court. The blanks for the state
ment of the Collector's account by
himself is furnished for the conveni
ence of the collector and to facilitate
final settlement of his account with
this department. It is especially de
sired that collectors be careful in stat
ing their accounts in accordance with
the form furnished herewith. These
statements carefully made and
promptly forwarded may save to col
lectors, when here in person, expen
sive delavs which might be necessi
tated by making investigations wnicn
could have been avoided nan tne col
lector presented to this department a
succinct statement setting torth
the several accounts to which
he is entitled to credit. On the
statement of account, under the item
remittances, each separate remit
tance should be given, and not the
amount of the remittance in aggre
gate; these statements are printed
with copying inK. rrom wnicn an im
pression may be taken in a letter or
copy book for convenience of record;
the blanKs, "summaries ot occupation
tax receipts unused by collectors,
should be filled to correspond with
the unused receipts for credit of the
collectors: collectors are directed to
carefully foot up all reports
tor warded by them to this oi
lice: all reports for final settle
ment should reach this otlice ueiore
J uly 1, in advance of a personal visit,
that all necessary examinations may
be made, thus obviating any necessity
for delav : it is expected that all ac-
counts will be promptly settled in ac
cordance with article 4701, revised
statutes: should final settlement not
be made alter due notice rrom this
ollice, the sureties on the official bond
of the collector failing to settle will
be notified of sucti failure prior to
bringing suit for the recovery ot the
amount due.
The board was organized yesterday
to prepare the claims of Texas against
the United States for frontier de
fense since the 20th of October, 18H5,
to April, 1882. The following are the
members ot the board under the new
law, the governor, the comptroller
and the adjutant general. Xhe board
appointed the following cierxs to as
sist in getting up the evidence, mak
ing copies of abstracts, original ac
count and all necessary clerical
work: Col. Richard F. Took, Capt.
John Davidson, li. Li, Ellis and C. D.
Johns, all of this city. All the neces
sa i v data are now in the department
of the adjutant general and the
comptroller. The salary of the clerks
is 1U) per month each, and it is i
cuiated to take about two years to
complete the work; the board having
the right to dismiss the clerks at any
time. The claims for the eighteen
years mentioned will aggregate about
$1,2U0.iiu. if these claims are put up
m proper shape and accepted it
probable that the state may be able
("ft secure reimbursements for like ex
penses incurred from 184a to 18bl.
From Tuesday's Daily.J
STATE PEFARTMENT.
The colored Emancipation Park as
sociation, of Houston, tiled a charter
vesterdav. This was done to give the
colored people of Houston a definite
park for celebration. They had
tight there last year in a dispute as to
where their celebration should be
held, and this charter is supposed to
settle the question.
COMPTROLLER'S DEPARTMENT.
From Comptroller "W. J. Swain
book the Statesman department re
porter is permitted to take the follow
in g figures, showing how the reve
nue of 1883 has been increasing over
that of 1882;
AD VALOilKM ANP POLL T4X FOB 1882.
January S 89.302 87
February " ' " 80,400 39
March 407,639 67
April.. , ' 293,500 12
Total 9 870,842 95
AD VALOREM AND POLL TAX FOR 1883.
.January 8 309,217 23
February SH4.703 96
March 271.5.W 69
April . . 450,081 55
Total
. $1,275,539 46
Gain of 1883 over 1882
..S U.696 51
Amount in treasury to general
revenue account April 30, 1883. ..5 854,055
Amount in treasury to general
revenue account January l, 1883 0,121 96
Net gain since January 1 , 1883 $ 354,533 74
After paying the expenses of the
government, expenses of the legisla
ture, and part of the deficiency ap
propriation of the eighteenth legisla
ture. This increase over last year
collections is attributable to three
causes: The efficiency of the tax col
lectors, the increase in population and
the general and growing prosperity
ot the state.
The Texas & Pacihc railway yes
terday paid to the comptroller for the
available school tund s&isd.zi and
$1727.84 to the permanent school
fund, being the amount of interest
and sinking fund on the school bonds.
TREASURY DEPARTMENT.
The treasurer yesterday received
through the First National bank of
this city, for Guntert Munsen, of
Sherman, the sum of $26,120.50 for
htty cent lands.
EXECUTIVE DEPATMENT.
. The governor yesterday received
the following letter, which he re
ferred to Adjutant-General King:
AUCASTER, ENCINAL CO., TEXAS
April 28, 1883.
ToTtis'Excellency. Governor Ireland: "
Sir I beg leave to call your atten
tion to the fact that thieves are shoot
ing down my cattle within a mile of
my ranch. Can you give this section
of country some protection? The
rangers never scout these settlements.
1. M. KODRIGUES,
County J udge, Webb county, Texas.
Rangers have been sent out there.
ADJUTANT GENERAL.
Office of C. D. Johns,
Austin, Texas, April 30, 1883.
Hun. .Ino. Ireland, irovernor: Hon. W.
Swain, comptroller; Adjutant General King
Gentlemen I am informed that
at a meeting of your board, held oh
last Saturday, I was chosen as one of
the committee to collect data in the
matters of the claims of the state of
Texas against the United States for
frontier protection; Thanking you
for the intended favor, 1 must decline
the position offered, as I have no de
sire to noid tnat or any otner place in
compatible with the practice of my
profession. Respect! ully,
C. D. Johns.
From Wednesday's Daily.j
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.
Gov. Ireland is in receipt of
lengthy communication from N. M
John, member of the board of health
at Galveston, in answer to one from
the governor.
The letter of Mr. John recites the
fact that on the 10th inst. the board
notified the governor that in the re
quirements of the city charter, a
quarantine officer for Galveston was
selected and the governor's approval
requested; that in reply the governor
ignores the board, addressing them, ai1
individuals and signing himself not
officially, "John Ireland." So he ad
dresses the governor individually and
at considerable length, touching the
latter's statement that "Dr. Blount
has been appointed for Galveston,
with Dr. Shearer as assistant; this
under an agreement between these
two'gentlemen, and he (the governor)
could see no reason to change the
ruling.''
If, says Mr. John, Dr. Blount's ap
pointment was unsolicited, why in
sult the entire medical fraternity of
our city by importing an M. D. who
has no interest in our city other than
his salary as quarantine officer? Is
this a parallel case of favoritism,
like the charges made by "William hi.
Brown in the appointment of a per
manent agent for the penitentiary ?
Or is this city and board of health to
be ignored by you on this vital ques
tion?" .After thus premising, Mr. John
proceeds to notice at length what he
calls "the paten work quarantine law
of the past legislature," which he
quotes as sajing: "All quarantine
officers appointed by the governor."
Not all quarantine officers shall ce
appointed by the governor." Article
4092, he savs, gives the correct view
of the governor's power: "In case any
town, county or city rails to estaonsn
luaruntine. etc. In that event the
governor shall have the power, and it
shall be his duty, to appoint a health
officer.
Affirming that the governor has no
control over the matter, Mr. John
cites the city charter that "the board
shall appoint a health physician tor
the city, a physician tor the quaran
tine. The latter to be appointed by
the board of health, shall board every
vessel subject to quarantine on ar
rival." .
The letter of Mr. John concludes as
ioiiows:
Now. sir. with these existing pow
ers conferred on the board of health
of this city under its charter, can any
patchwork legislation give you or the
slate health ollicer (unless by usurpa
tion) the supreme control and dicta
tion over the port or liaiveston t is
it reasonable to assume that you and
the state health officer, residing in
Austin, are more competent to keep
out the dread scourge of yellow fever
lrom our city and the interior or
the state than the combined wisdom
and presence of nine citizens on
the watch-tower all the timeV
consider the life of the czar in less
danger from the dynamite of the
N lhilists than our city and great state
are under the status claimed by you
ind the state health officer.
In connection with the above Gov.
Ireland yesterday received the follow
ing telegram from a prominent citi
zen of Galveston:
Galveston, May 1, 18S3.
Gov. Jnliu Ireland:
The board of health last night sat
down on Noah John's letter to you,
on his policy and his arrogance in
quarantine matters, and sustain the
gcate health officer and the executive,
John alone in the negative.
THE KILLING OF THE CONVICT WHITE
John W. Daniel, inspector of out
side convicts, informs the governor
that he has made a thorough Investi
gation into the circumstances attend
ing the killing of t)he convict Sam
White, in Burleson county; that he
finds the guard fully justified; that
the killing was unavoidable, and that
the local authorities upon investiga
tion exonorated the guard.
NEW BOARD FOR BLIND ASYLUM.
Under the new law, changing the
power o appointment of officers of
the asylum from the governor to the
board of trustees, the latter met
Tuesday evening. The trustees for
the next two vears are Dr.J. J. Tobin,
Dr. R. E. Grant,Judge Z.T. Fulmore,
Mai. I. G. Searcy and Col. E. W
Shands. The board organized by the
election of Col. E. W. Shands presi
dent. Dr. Frank Rainey, for many
years the very efficient superintend
ent, was re-appointed; and Dr. J. T.
Mathis was also, re-appointed as
occulist for two years.
The city water company under con
tract with the state, has just erected
four fire hydrant six-inch mains for
lire protection, and will also place two
(2) stand pipes in the building with
adequate hose. These improvements
were demanded for the safety of the
helpless inmates. Four hydrants,
with hose at convenient points adja
cent to the buil ling, each with capaci
ty to throw a stream ono hundred
feet in height, and two stand pipes,
with hose in first, second and third
stories, will afford the protection so
long needed.
GENERAL LAND OFFICE.
Lieut. J. L. Bullis, United States
army, yesterday filed in the land office
additional specimens of valuable min
eral, collected lrom school lands in
Presidio county. This is one
of the results of the late
mineral land law, which law will
doubtless encourage the work of de
veloping the rich mineral resources of
the state. Qne specimen assays $1190
and another $117Q silver ore to the
ton; anotner !$4a silver ana 52 goia.
TREASURER 8 OFFICE.
The state treasurer has addressed
the following important letter of in
quiry to Attorney-General Templeton
touching the withdrawal of school
lands from sale:
Sir. Between the date when the
law was passed withdrawing school
lands, and recept of your opinion to
the effect that first payments should
not be received after the withdrawal
of the land, sundry first payments
were received in applications made
and recorded prior to date ot act of
withdrawal, and it is now proposed by
some of the persons so paying, to
make full payment of both interest
and principal, thereby procuring full
payment receipts for presentation at
land office. In other words this depart
ment prior to receipt ot pour opinion
of ,did receive and receipt for first
payments in applications tor school
lands made and recorded prior to Feb-
, ruary 6, 1883, and some ot the persons
1 3 whom such receipts were issued
now tender full principal and interest
and request their receipts.
Your opinion as to whether or not
such full payments should be received
is respectfully requested; also is there
anv reason why the state should re
ceive any further payments whatever
on lands on which first payments were
made alter ebruary 6, 1883.
STATE DEPARTMENT.
The Paris Exchange bank, of Paris,
lexas, yesteroy tiled aa amended char
ter in the secretary of state's offieo, re
ducing their capital stock from $240,
000 to $100,000.
COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE.
The books of this office show col
lections, on account of the general
revenue fund, paid in yesterday
amounting to $7316.27.
BOARD OF EDUCATION."
There are five vacancies for Texas
in the Peabody scholarships in the
normal schpol at Nashville.
If Austin wants to secure normal
teachers for summer normal schools,
it would be advisable for the authori
ties to confer with Prof. AVvnn, super
intendent of the city public schools,
about providing board for the teach
ers during the summer.
Washed and "Unwashed Batter.
The difference between washed and
unwashed butter is analogous to the
difference between clarified and un
clarified sugar. The former consists
of pure saccharine matter, while the
latter though less sweet, has a flavor
in addition to that of the pure sugar.
When unwashed there is always a
little buttermilk adhering to the but
ter that gives it a peculiar flavor in
addition to that of pure butter, which
many people like when it is new.
Washing removes all this foreign
matter and , leaves only the taste of
the butter pure and simple. Those
who prefer the taste of the butter
to that of the former ingredients mix
ed with it. like the washed but
ter best. The flavor of butter con
sists of fatty matters, which do not
combine with water at all, and there
fore cannot be washed away by it.
The effect of washing upon the keep
ing qualities of the butter depends
upon the purity cf the water used.
If the water contains no foreign mat
ter that will affect the butter, it keeps
the better for having the buttermilk
washed out instead of worked out.
Evidently the grain of the butter
will be more perfectly preserved, if
the buttermilk be removed by careful
washing. The grain is such an im
portant factor in the make up of fine
butter that it is necessary that we
should be very particular not to in
jure it in any way if he would excel in
the art of butter making.
Allaying Fears.
Galveston Print.l
The presence of one case of small
pox in this city need not create any
alarm. "With the precautions already
taken there is very little danger that
the contagion will spread, and with
the further precautions that may be
provided the danger can be warded
oil entirely. There is no contagious
disease with which physicians are
more thoroughly famihar and able to
cope successfully than smallpox.
They can prevent as well as cure it.
GENERAL LAWS.
CHAPTER CVIII
An act to amend article 4G84 of title
15, chapter 2, of the revised civil
statutes, providing for the manner
of assessing bankers, brokers, deal
ers in exchange, etc.
Section 1. Be it enacted bv the
legislature of the state of Texas,
That article 4584. of title JO, chapter
2, of the revised civil statutes shall
be so amended as to herealter read its
follows, to-wit:
Article 4t84. Every bank, wheth
er of issue or deposit, banker, broker,
dealer in exchange, or stock jobber,
shall, at the time fixed by this chapter
for listing personal property, make
out and furnish the assessor of taxes
a sworn statement showing,
1. If a national bank, the president.
or some other office of such bank,
shall furnish to the assessor of the
county, in which such bank is located,
a list of the names of all the share
holders, together with the number and
amount of each shareholder of stock,
in said banK; and the shareholders ot
the stocks in national banks shall
render to the tax assessor of the coun
ty in which such bank is located the
number of their" shares, and the true
and full value thereof. All shares of
stocks in national banks not rendered
to the asseessor of taxes in the county
where such bank is located within the
time prescribed by law for listing
property for taxes, shall be assessed
by the assessor against the owner
or owners thereof as per statement
furnished by the president or other
ollicer of said bank.
2. National banks shall render all
other bonds and stocks of every kind
(except United States bonds), and all
shares ol capital stocks, or joint
stock or stocks ot other companies or
corporations held as an investment,
or in any .way representing assets, to
gether with all other personal proper
ty belonging or pertaining to said
bunk, except such personal property
as is specially exempted from taxa
tion ,oy tne laws 01 tne uniteu
States.
3. National banks shall be required
to render all or their real estate, as
other real estate is rendered, and all
the personal property of said national
banks herein taxed shall be valued as
other personal property is valued.
4. All other banks, bankers, brokers
or dealers in exchange, or stock job
bers, shall render their list in the
manner following: 1, the amount of
money on hand, or in transit, or in
the hands of other banks, bankers,
brokers, or others subject to draft,
whether the same be in or out of the
state (except United States treasury
notes;) a, the amount ot bills receiva
ble, discounted or purchased, and
other credits due or to become due.
including accounts receivable, interest
accrued but not due, and interest due
and unpaid; 3, from the aggregate
amount of the items named in the
first and second of the last two subdi
visions shall be deducted the amount
of money on deposit; 4, the amount of
bonds and stocks and stocks ot every
kind (except United States bonds.)
and all shares of capital stocks or joint
stocks of other companies or corpora
tions held as an investment, or in any
way representing assets; &, all other
property belonging or appertaining to
said bank or business, including
both personal property and real es
tate, shall be listed as other personal
property and real estate.
Sec. a. hereas the assessors are
now ' assessing taxes for 1883,
and, whereas, the present law defin
ing how national and other banks
shall be taxed is very defective, there
fore an imperative public necessity
exists, requiring the susprnsion of
the constitutional rule, which re
quires bills to be read on three several
days in each house, and the same is
hereby suspended, and that this act
take effect and be in force from and
after its passage; and is enacted.
Approved April 14, 1883.
Takes'effect from passage.
CHAPTER CSV,
An act to provide for the payment of
the expenses of attached witnesses
m felony cases.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the
legislature of the State of Texas
That any witness who may have been
recognized, or attached and given
bond for his appearance before any
court out ot the county ot his resi
dence, to give testimony in a felony
case and who shall appear in compli
ance with the obligations of such re
cognizance or bond, shall be allowed
his actual traveling expenses, not ex
ceeding three cents per mile going to
and returning from the court by the
nearest practicable conveyance and
one dollar per day for each day he
may be necessarily absent; from home
as a witness in such case.
Sec. 2, Witness fees shall be allowed
to such state witnesses only as the
district or county attorney shall state
in writing are material for the state,
and to witnesses for the defendant
after he has made affidavit that the
testimony of the witness is material
to his defense, stating the facts which
are expected to be proved by the wit
ness, which certificate and affidavit
must be made at the time of procur
ing the attachment for, or taking the
recognizance of the witness; provided
that the judge to whom an appli
cation for attachment is made may in
his discretion grant- or refuse such
applTcationwhen presented in term
time. No attachment shall be issued
in a felony Ease, until the state's
attorney shall have first made the
statement in writing, or the defen
dant-shall have made the affidavit.
which will authorize the payment of
the witness to be attached.
Sec. 3. Before the close of each
term of the district court the witness
shall make affidavit in writing stat
ing the number ot miles he will have
travelled going to and returning
from the court by the nearest prac
tical conveyance, and the number of
days he will have been necessarily
absent going to and returning from
the place of trial, which affidavitshall
be filed with the papers of the
case; provided no witness shall re
ceive pay for his services as a witness
in more than one case at any one term
of the court; provided further, that
tees shall not be allowed to more than
two witnesses to the same fact, unless
the judge of the court before whom
the cause is tried, shall after such case
shall have been disposed of, certify
that such witnesses claiming tees as
herein provided were necessary in the
cause, nor shall any witness recog
nized or attached for the purpose of
proving the general character of the
defendant be entitled to the benefits
hereof.
Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the dis
trict or criminal judge when any such
bill is presented to him, to e amine
the same carefully and to inquire into
the correctness thereof, and to ap
prove the same in whole or in part, or
to disapprove the entire bill, as the
facts and law may require and said
bill with the action of the judge there
on shall be entered on the minutes of
said court; and immediately on the
rising of said court, it- shall be the
duty of the clerk thereof, to make a
certified copy from the minutes of
said court, of said bill, and the action
of the judge thereon, and transmit
the same by mail in registered letter
to the comptroller of public accounts
for which service the clerk shall be
entitled to a fee of twenty-five cents
to be paid by the witness.
Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the
comptroller, upon the receipt of such
claim and said certified copy of the
minutes of said court, to carefully ex
aminine the same, and if correct to
draw his warrant on the state treas
urer for the amount due, and in favor
of the witness entitled to the same;
provided, if the appropriation for pay
ing such accounts is exhausted, the
comptroller shall file the same away
if correct, and issue a certificate in the
name of the witness entitled to the
same, stating therein the amount of
the claim; and all such claims or ac
counts, not transmitted to, or placed
on tile in the office of the comptroller
of public accounts, within twelve
months from the date of the final dis
position of the case in which the wit
ness was attached or recognized to
testify shall be forever barred; and all
laws and parts of laws in conflict with
the provisions of this bill are hereby
repealed.
Approved April 23. 1883.
Takes effect ninety davs after ad
journment.
CHAPTER XCVI.
An act to amend title 17 chapter 10
of the Revised Statutes of the state
of Texas by adding thereto articles
503a and 503b.
Section 1. Beit enacted bv the
legislature of the state of Texas, that
title 1 ( chapter 10 be amended bv add
ing thereto the following articles to
be known as articles 503a and 503b.
Article 503a. Whenever fifty
qualified voters of any territory with
in the limits of any incorporated
town shall sign and present a petition
to tne mayor ot such city praying
that such territory, setting the same
out by metes and bounds, oe declared
no longer a p.art ot such town, it
shall be the duty of the mayor thereof
to order an election within thirty
days thereafter to be holden at the
different voting precincts of said
town; and if a majority of the legal
voters of said town voting at said
election cast their votes in favor of
discontinuing said territory as a part
of said town the mayor of said city
shall declare such territory no longer
a part 01 saiu city ana snail enter an
order to that effect on the minutes or
records of the city council, and from
and after the date of such order said
territory shall cease to be a part of
said town; provided no city or town
snail thus be reduced to a less area
than one square mile or one mile
in diameter around the centre
of the original corporate limits.
Article 503b. Whenever any ter
ritory shall withdraw as above pro
vided and such city and town shall at
the time of such withdrawal owe any
debts by bond or otherwise, such
withdrawing territory shall not' be re
leased from the payment of its pro
rata of such indebtedness, but it shall
be the duty of said city council to
continue to levy an ad valorem tax
each year on the property of said ter
ritory ot tne same rate as is levied
upon other property of such city un
til the taxes collected from said terri
tory shall equal its pro rata share of
the indebtedness of said city or town
at the time of the withdrawal. The
taxes so collected shall be charged
only with the cost of levying and col
lecting the same, and the same shall
be applied exclusively to the payment
of said pro rata share of indebtedness.
Nothing herein shall be construed to
prevent the inhabitants of said terri
tory from paving m lull at anv time
their pro rata share oi the indebted
ness of said city.
bee. 2. The near approach ot the
close of the session of the legisla
ture and the importance of permit
ting towns to diminish their limits,
creates an emergency and public ne
cessity that the constitutional rule
requiring bills to be read on three
several days be suspended, and it is
nereoy suspended.
Approved April 14, 1883.
Takes effect ninety days after ad
journment. CHAPTER CX.
An act to amend title 32. chapter 17.
of the revised statutes of the state
of Texas by adding thereto articleg
lojya ana lodvo.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the
legislature of the state of Texas:
That title 32, chapter 17, of the re
vised civil statutes of the state of
Texas be amended by adding thereto
articles 1639a and 11539b to read as fol
lows, to-wit:
Article lC39a. Where the appel
lant is unable to pay the costs of ap
peal, or to give security therefor, he
shall nevertheless be entitled to pros
ecute his appeal; but, in order to do
so, he shall bfe required to make strict
proof of his inability to pay the costs,
or any. part thereof. Such proof
shall be made before the county
judge of the county where such
party resides, or before the court try
ing the same, and shall consist of the
affidavit of said party, stating his ina
bility to pay the costs, which affidavit
may be contested by any officer of the
court, or party to the suit; where
upon, it shall be the duty of the court
trying the case, if in session, or the
county judge of the county, in whch
the suit is pending, to hear evidence,
and to determine the right of the
party to his appeal.
Art. 1639b. When the bond, or the
affidavit in lieu thereof, provided for
in. the two preceding articles, has been
filed, and the previous requirements
of this chapter have been cqmplied
with, the appeal shall be he!4 to be
perfected.
ApproVed April 14, 1883..
Takes effect ninety days after ad
journment.
CHAPTER CXIJ.
An act to amend section 10 of an act
to organize . . e 12th, 16th, 17th, 29th.
34th and 35th judicial districts and
to fix the time of holding the courts-
. therein, to change the time of hold
ing the district courts in the 7th
and 14th judicial districts and in
counties of Kaufman, Sabine, San
Augustine and Nacogdoches, and to
provide a district attorney in the
16th judicial district, approved
March 27th, 1883.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the legi3lar
ture of the state of Texas: That sec
tion 10 of the above recited act shall
be so amended that the same shall
hereafter read as follows;
Sec. 2. The sixteenth judicial dis
trict shall be composed of the coun
ties of Williamson and Travis and
the district courts shall be held there
in as follows: In the county of AVil
liamson on the first Mondays in July
and January of each year and may
continue in session six weeks; and in
the county of Travis on the first
Monday in March and October of each
year and may continue in session for
the March . term sixteen weeks, and
for the October term twelve weeks
and that this act take effect and be in
force from and after the first Monday
in August, 1883.
Sec. 3. The near approach of the
end of this session of the legislature
creates an imperative necessity that
the rule requiring bills to be read on
three several davs be suspended as to
this act and sail, rule is suspended.
Approved April 14. 1883.
Takes effect first Mondav in August,
1883.
CHAPTER CXL
An act' authorizing the refunding
from the state treasury from depos
its made to special funds to parties
who may have paid the same in
error, and who ; may have received
no consideration therefor.
Whereas, It appears that sundry
payments have been made into the
state treasury on public domain and
other classes" of lands for which, be
cause of conflicts, erroneous surveys,
and other causes, the commissioner of
the general land office cannot issue
patents, and the parties cannot re
ceive proper consideration for such
payments, and will lose their money:
therefore
Section 1. Be it enacted by the
legislature of the state of Texas:
That upon proper proof being made
to the comptroller that deposits have
been made to any special funds of
moneys paid by parties for which
deposits and payments, no patents for
lands can be issued for which such
payment may have been or may here
after, be made, the comptroller is
authorized to issue his warrant in fa
vor of such parties, for such amount
as may be found to lie due: provided,
that this act shall not apply to sur
veys, the errors in which may be cor
rected. Sec. 2. The near approach of the
close of the present session of the
legislature creates an imperative pub
lic necessisy and emergency for the
suspension of the constitutional rule
requiring bills to be read on three
several days, and that this act take
effect and be in force from and after
its passage, and it is so enacted.
Approved April 14, 1883.
Takes effect from pa sage.
Some men get religion and some
men get vaccination. It is wonder
ful ho w many cases there are in which
neither the religion nor the vaccina
tion 'takes."
OUR JEW YORK LETTER.
The Broadway Underground Arcade
Railroad How It will be Con
slrneted Without Interfering with
Surface Trarel Its Length and
Cost Independence in Journalism,
and the Causes that Lead to It.
From Our Special Correspondent.
New York, April 27. 1883.
It is now almost a certainty that the
construction of an underground ar
cade railroad in this city will be begun
sometime during the present year.
The subject is now before the legis
lature at Albany, with a fair prospect
of becoming a law, and the company
asking for a charter has idready paid
in $400,000, the amount necessary to
make the surveys and other prelim
inary expenses, and given a bond of
8100,000 for the completion of the road
to Forty-second street by 1886. The
plan decided upon for the construction
of the enterprise has been approved
by such engineers as Gen. George
B. McClellan and General
"Wright and Newton of the
United States corps of engineers.
The plan is to construct a basement
street about fifteen feet below the
present sidewalks the entire length
of the proposed route. The upper
pavement will be supported on iron
columns ad girders, with arches be
tween, and completed with a roadbed
and pavement of the best construc
tion. The underground way will be
wide enough to provide for "four rail
way tracks, with sidewalks on either
side for foot passengers. The two
central tracks will be used for quick
through trains, the stations being
about a mile apart, and the two out
side tracks for way travel, the trains
running at a slower speed and stop
ping every two or three blocks. ; At
night, when travel will be largely re
duced, it is intended to use two or
three of the tracks for the transpor
tation of freight. Next to the build
ing on both sides of the road an area
of space six feet inside will be kept
open in order to supply light and air
to the arcade tunnel. Stairways will
lead down from the street to the ar
cade. The company claim that the
present cellars of the stores along the
line can be converted into stores and
that the arcade road will practically
add another story for business pur
poses to the buildings along Broadway.
The road when completed will be
over eleven miles long and its total
cost i s put at $25,000,000. It is as
serted that the construction of the
road can be carried on without inter
ruption to surface travel. To do this
a series of parallel bridges are pro
posed to be used over the street and
the sidewalk, their elevation being
about four feet, with sloping ap
proaches at each end. The bridges
will be removed and replaced at night
as the work progresses. The surplus
material taken out of the street and
the new material required are all in
tended to be removed through the
completed sub-way without in any
case using the street. The plan also
provides for the placing of the new
pipes and sewers in the sub-way with
out interrupting the supply of water
and gas, or the discharge of the sew
age. The company recognize the
great expense and responsibility they
must assume in the construction of
so difficult and gigantic an enterprise,
and they assert that the raising of the
necessary money is the least of their
troubles. When the reader remem
bers that New York now has four
elevated rapid transit railroads run
ning on lines parallel to this
preferred arcade road, and almost
countless surface ' roads, he will
be impressed with the idea that there
is no limit to the demand constantly
made on New York for new and im
portant enterprises that will facilitate
trade and travel. There is no. city on
this continent that requires or can af
ford the varied gigantic -enterprises
and the ' immense' business houses,
towering up eleven stories high and
costing a round million, that are an
absolute necessity, here. New York
to-day is not what it was before the
war, when the Astor house and Stew
art's store were the pride of the city.
To-day these plain structures sink
into insignificance as compared
to the best now to be
seen. No shrewd New York
capitalist now thinks of putting up a
business house that is not at least six
stories high, with a basement and sul
cellar, and many ot them carry them
up nine and eleven stories high, The
interior of these great structures are
elaborately finished in marble and are
almost a world within themselves,
Some of them contain 300 offices
above the ground floor and more than
a thousand people nnd employment
in them. The upper stories are just
as desirable and accessible as the sec
ond andthird,f or the two to four eleva
tors afford occupants transportation
up or down every minute in the dav,
A janitor and watchman are always
in attendance and the whole building
is kept as clean and nice as a parlor.
INDEPENDENCE IN JOURNALISM.
There may be some people in these
United States, and among them gov
ernors, congressmen ana other ponti
cians and "sap-suckers," who are not
aware tnat the newspapers of the
country, and especially the better
class of them, are fast becoming more
anu more muepenuenii oi party.
Party ties and the public crib do not
now possess the charms for the press
that they did a few years ago, and
editors everywhere are find
ing a better means of tak
ing the exercise their anatomy re
quires than by throwing their
hats and thrashing the air in a mad
frenzy to convince a court house
crowd that the "regular nominee" is
the only man alive or likely to be born
during the campaign who could
properly represent so intelligent a
constituency, or who -possesses the
ability, integrity and courage to make
a good governor, county judge or
sheriff. Things have somewhat
changed since the war and for the
better, too. And it must be admitted
that with a decrease in political ex
citement and partisan prejudice and
animosity come better government,
harmony, peace aud prosperity.
The fact is the country is advancing
in many ways. Railroads and tele
graphs have been built throughout the
land, and the general shuming ot
people and things that has been going
on has had its influence. People who
were strangers a tew years ago are
now neighbors and friends, and many
who only read their country paper
now read a dozen or more. Hence,
they are not beholden l to the local ed
itor or the boss lawyer of the town for
their information. They can get it
from a boy when the train arrives,
and more of it for a - nick
el than they ever got
before, and he will supply them witn
whatever kind of paper they want, in
tlat respect being more accommodat
ing than the home editor of a few
years ago who handed them out about
the same thing fifty-two times a year.
it ne could get it out tnat oiten. Al
ter they have read the Nw York. St.
Louis, New Orleans, Boston and Chi
cago, papers and the Statesman for a
month or a year, they become con
yinced that there is no one man or
newspaper that knows it all,
and that the man who espe
cially needs the most watching
is the fellow who either has or wants
an office. The more they read the
more they become convinced that
there are thieves and demagogues in
every party, and that the crop of
frauds and liars, always large, is not
confined to any section or locality. A
little pruning among the politicians is
certainly pleasant and legitimate
amusement, ana oiten essential, and
there is no reason why editore, who
have as much valuable time to spare
as any one, should not share in those
agreeable and beneficial exercises,
just to illustrate, if possible, that
there is as much power in the press
as-there is in the politician. It rather
breaks the monotony in a neighbor
hood to have the press set down on
and flatten out a politician now and
then, and the people enjoy it. Even
the politician enjoys it when it's the
other fellow that is set down upon
and rendered hors de combat.
Let us hope that hereafter all parti
zan papers will 1 e independent enough
to expose wrong in their own party,
and that the independent ones will
not hesitate to assist into power thi
party that promises most good.
Tramp.
The State UnlrersitT.
There was a meeting of the board
' regents of the nnfvprsitv vpsr.pr-
of
day. Present, Col. Ashbel Smitb.
president, and Messrs. Clark, Simkins,
llarwood, Ilardra, Garnett, Wooten
uu jsir. w ooiunuge, . secretary or the
oard. Also Prof. Leslie Waggoner,
udge Terrell and Mr. Walsh, land
commissioner.
A resolution van ailnntwl miiit.
ing Mr. Walsh to make designation
ot the one million acres of land do
nated to the university by the last
1 : . 1 . . . -. ... . . ,
-Kiaiaiure, wnn v. men resolution Mr.
kralsh promised to comply. Judge
errell gave information a tn tha
character and value of the lands.
many of them worth two rlolbira rur
acre," and others calculated to be leas-
1 to auvantage.
Telegrams of accent an cn -pr re
ceived from the newly-elected profes
sors. Brown and Humphreys. Profs.
Mallet and Talichet have been secur-
1, as well as Prof. Waggoner, who
as present.
The Professors nrn to h nllonrtxl
commutation of $500 each, besides
their salaries, for house rent. The
faculty are expected to meet shortly
tO agree on a Cliricnlnm tn lm snh-
mitted to the regents.
Petroleum V. Nasby.
D. R. Locke, Petroleum V. Nasby
(Editor Toledo Blade) writes: I had
on a torennger ot my right hand one
of those plesisant pets a "run-round."
The finger became inllamed to a de
gree unbearable and swollen to near
ly twice its natural size. A friend
gave me HENRY'S CARBOLIC
SALVE, and iu twenty minutes the
paiu nad so much subsided as to give
me a lair night's rest, which I had not
had before lor a week. The inflamma
tion left the linger iu a dav. I con
sider it a most valuable article for
the household.
A Remarkable Floor Covering.
The astonishing durability and
beauty of the American make of
LiiNOLEUM demands special com
mendation. It is a floor covering of
wonderful excelleuce, but as inferior
foreign imitations are on the market.
it is well to know that these imported
goods, besides being of a poor quality,
will look increasingly dirty and dingy
in use, while our own make will be
clean, bright and satisfactory. Do
mestic goods are all six feet wide, and
the AValton trade mark with the word
"Linoleum" is printed on the back of
every square yard. All carpet dealers
keep it.
Mapleson and Abbey did lively bid
ding for Patti's operatic services next
season. Patti's contract with Maple
son was fulfilled, as she was ready for
new negotiations. Abbey was on
hand, with the prestige of success as
a manager, and the Metropolitan
opera house, now building, of which
he will have the management. He
was a formidable rival it is said, with
the whole Jiew York Central rail
road at his back if he should need
such backing of his friends. He bid
$5000 a night for Patti, and she con
sidered. Mr. Gye is now associated
with Mapleson, and Gye was Patti's
impresario for long years in London.
She did not like the idea of severing
her connection with Mr. Gye, but she
admired Mr. Abbey's pluck, and
considered his offer. - While . she
was pondering, Mapleson came up
with a $5000 bid. That turned the
scale in favor of Mapleson and Gye.
Then Abbey not to be outdone in dar
ing offered 5500; and soon Mapleson,
saying he had John Hoey and the
Adams Expresss company and the
stockholders of the Academy of Mu
sic at his back, came up to the $5500
scratch. He had a decided advantage
at the same Hgures, and is reported as
saying that if Abbey ran Patti up to
$10.ai0 he might let her go at that.
it only to rum Aboey and get him
out of the way. So the auctioneer
ing went on until Monday evening
last when Abbey "knocked under
and Patti knocked herself down to
Mapleson for $5500 a night. Abbey
has secured MUson, and Mapleson
thinks that Nilsson put Abbey up to
bidding on l'atti to square some ac
count 01 gruuge against mm.
FiNANilAL ANQ COMMERCIAL.
K-cvrew oF the M.arket..
Daily Statksman Ofkick, l
May 1. 1882. (
Financial.
Exchangk New York, New Orleans, Gal
veston and Houston, buying V, per cent dis
count; selling, par to t4 percent premium.
Land C h.ht I fic axes Alternate
railroad certillcates (tHo acres)
ftarce 830
Confederate (.1280 acres) scarce.... 7o 80
Veteran (1280 acres) moderate de
mand 450GC0
veteran IU4Q acres) moderate ae-
lnaud 275325
Confederate (solid) moderate de
mand 400&1SO
Cotton.
Good mlddlinir 9?i
Middling 8
Low middline tfU
Keceipt to date at this place, 36,000 bales.
Market firm; stained cotton He less than
wnite.
GENERAL MARKETS.
- Urocenes.
Bacon Long clear 12V4c, short clear 13c;
an uacKea,
Hams Sugar cured, 16c
L Homijjy tirits. SS5to6 per bbl.
Labo Tierces lac, 60 lb. cans 13u, 10 lbs.
13c, 6 lbs. 14c, 3 lbs. 14&C
BtACKiMO Large, per dozen, GOc, small, 3c,
ukooms 1 er dozen, 2.uo4.oo.
Buckkts 1'er dozen, 92; 3-Uoop, ,3S.
Canoiks Best Hint stick, Utti1- Fancy .
In pails, 14l3c.
v ......... ...... 1 ..'IV.
Cannkd Hoods '1'wo-ppiuid standard goods
per dozen: Strawberries, if 1. 75. Pineapplea,
extra lung leaf, it.2H. Jfenclies, standard 21,
2.00; California, 3.25. Blackberries, 1.60.
String beans. 1.50. Com, 1.602. Tomatoes,
l.a.Xil.C5. Oysters, 8uc&1.00. Salmon, 1.862.
Sardines, American, : 9c; imported, 1G!,C.
Lobsters, 2.00. Apples, 2-fl, 1.40, 3-tti, 1.75 per
dozen.
Chkksk Western, 1254c; do, full cream,
14c.
Cideb Apple, per barrel, W,50; halt barrel,
C.75.
OtOVKS-Wc,
Coffkk Kio, common to choice, llS12c.
Laguyra, 15c. Java, 2l&25c.
CitACKEBS Soda, 8ic; cntam, ginger snaps,
stage plank, lie; assorted cakes and Jumbles
10c. So cliaree for boxes.
Fish White, 100-lfe bbls., 7.76; kits, 1.75.
Potomac shad, do. 7.50. Uibbed herring, loo-lb
bbls., 6.50; kits, 1.50. C. B. Holland herring,
kegs, 1.75I&2.00; Dom, do. kegs, L00&1.25.
Boneless cod fish, per lb; smoked
herring, per box, 50c Salmon, in kits, 2.00,
Gingbb 10c.
Lemons Per box. 6.006.50.
MackkreI No. 2. bbl.. 15.00;- half bbls.,
8.00; kits, 8.50; No. 1, bbls., 16.50; do. Half
bbls., 80; kits, l.75a2.00. Whole barrels "So.
3. 13.00; half, 7.00: kits, 1.00.
Molasses ilolden syrup, 70c. New Or
leans molasses, 45a50c.
Nuts Almonds. 2 c; Brazil nuts, 8al0c;
English walnuts, 15c; Filberts, 14c.
Pigs' Fekt In barrels, 14.00; in half bar
rels. 7.60.
V PiP F K K 22C
Fo'wDKB Diipont, 6.65 per keg; blasting,
3.05 per keg. Fuse, per 100 feet. 45a85c
H ice Choice new by the barrel, 7a8c.
Salt Liverpool Coase, L75a2.00: line, 2.25a
2.50 per sack. Michigan fine, per bbl.. 2.50a2.75.
Sisel Bopk 12C. Cotton, 20a22c.
Soap Common to fancy, 5ac per B, or 2.25
a I.00 per box.
Soda Cablc
SricB 20c
Stabcu 64aGc.
Suuak New Orleans, white clarified, 10c;
open kettle, 9al0c; cut loaf, 12c; crushed, 12c;
powdered, 12c; granulated, lie; standard A,
10c.
Iry (VoedM.
Bed Tick Anioskeag, AC A, nc; Thorn
dyke B 9!4c -
Crash Cotton 16 inches 6'Ac, linen 7Kal1c
Domestics Harrisburg A 4-4 7fcc, Indian
Head 4-1 hiie, Ixmsdale 4-4 10!4c, Knight 33
Inch 8&c, Fruit of the Loom 4-4 10c.
DarLUNO Appleton 9Hc.
Canton Flannel Bleached 8al2c, brown
7allHc.
Doeskin All wool 35a48c.
Dress Goods UiiiKhauis: Niagara 7c,
Malay 12c, Scotch 14c, Jlauhattan 10c
Duck Stark Mills 8 oz. l2V4c, Western Star
8 oz. 12V4C Boston brown UHc.
-. t LANNEL8 Ked 18 to 26 inches 20a28c, blue
20 to 24 Inches 22aa6c, Shaker I5a22c.
Jeans 15al0c. according to quality.
Linsevh Birmingham 10c, Independence
15c. Madrid 18c
Oil Cloth Wood and Mosaics 3.00, Marble
3.30.
F-Laidh Toledo c, Alabama SiaTH-.Augusla
OWc
Prints Slilrtiiigs5afic,hairliue6c. Checks,
Hamilton 6!c Dress prints 5a6c, solids tic,
blacks 5a7c, oil colors 8allv per yard.
Hides and Leather.
Hides Dry flint prime 20 B and over, 15a
15Hc; ditto under 20 V, lO&UHc; dry salt
prime, 1212!4c; dry salt kips lifeline; wet
salted, &8ic; wet salted kips, 7g8c; butchers'
green, 6fe'4c
Harness Oak harness. No. 1. heaw select,
89c lb; ditto medium, 37c; ditto light, ac
Oak harness. No. 1 medium city, Soc; ditto
light city, 33c; ditto B medium, 33c Union
harness, B, medium 36c. No. 1 Hemlock,
medium, 35c; diUo No. 1 X, medium, sac No.
1 California skirting, 43c; diUo No. 1 Ohio oak,
40c; No. 1 Union red skirting, 37c; dittoA,40c;
B russet skirting, 37c; ditto extra California,
47c
Lining 8kins XXX cream $8.50 f dozen;
XXXX cream, 9.50: XX whit extra, 10: XXX
extra m-hitM An ywy nh.i. cm .wcTV vv
...... .. ymK,HW AAAfUUJI
T0PMNO8 XXX, !0 dozen; XXXX $11.
Tampico morocco, 35c W foot.
Kunner, soc ft; Imported l calf skins, choice
njeroer rench 12a 15 Ko,$l 95, la!7 Ko, $1.30
v - 1 id; iiaui Hubert.
12al7 Ko, $1.60; Seb-Koch 14al5 ko, .40; Rito
--- - . ... ... itnii jyu,
S1.15; hehmoll Dreyfus 14a25 Ko, $1.40; Julei
Jodot 10 Ko, $45 V dozen; 11 Ko, $50 V dozen.
Country Prod ore.
Beans Navy, 6!4c per pound.
Bkkswax Choice, 22a26c: dark, 1sa20c.
Butter Country. 20t22Hc per lb.
Bran $1.35 V hundred.
Corn Iu shuck, 65c
Chickens 3.50.
Corn Texas, in shuck, 60c; shelled, 65c.
Corn Meal Sacked, car load lots, 65c
Km;s 15c per doz.
Flour Extra XXX. $5.50: faniilv. $6: choice
family. $6.50: fancy. $7.00: patent process.
$8.00.
h ay Colorado bottom grass, tar loaa lots,
rxa.30; retail, $1.0061.50.
honey (Strained. 16c; In cotnD, 12!-C.
Oats Sacked, 60o TTI
Peas Marrowfat. 5wc uer lb: black-eved.
fic per pound.
Potatoes New.western. per barrel, choice.
3.25; in sacks 2c per pound. ... -
Pickles Per barrel. i;.M: half barrels.
6.50; kegs, ten gallon, 4.50.
Tallow Choice, 6c.
Turkeys 9.0OH12. oo.
Wheat Boshell, $1.00: spring. 80a80c: Nica
ragua, 90c.
BaildlucTlaterlal.
Cement Portland, fi.50; Knwiliilp. .IV) iwr
barrel.
Lime 1.00 per barrel.'
Plaster 3.75 per barrel.
Siieeial rates are liiven on car-load lota of
cement, lime and plaster.
l.UMKKK PER M.
White nine, none in iimrkt.
Texas pine
KOllgll, P.O. I $25.00
Koiigh, No. 2 22(io
Planed, one hide 27.50
Planed, two sides 30.00
Flooring, dressed, tongm-d and "nvel :n.m
Siding, dressed and jointed 22.fio
Siding, rough 20.00
iwaucu ct-iiimi. I1M-M..... '(.0O
MIIN;l.lvs - l-n: M.
All-in-art saKd Cypress, rtra thick.... $..5
a 11-iu .irt saweu t yprcss, siauiiai a .-.ti
No. I sawed Cypress 4.50
LATHS- 1-Ki: M.
Tcvas, dry ". $4.50
Hardware.
A K.s-S9.00fi; 10.60 V dozeu.
Iin Lead 8c per lb.
lil.ACKHMITII TooiJi HamninrH. l.rJinn V
11.. Anvils, P. W., 14c W B. Bellows. $11020.
H am ks $4.50 dozen pair.
collars $4. 75fija
Horseshoes llurdon's. Sti.50: Muleshoesw
$7.50. Horseshoe nails, $6.5036.50 V box.
iron rilthburg. merchant bar. S4.50. An
advance ou small sizes.
NAHJt Market bare: tods, w keir. 4.75. and
25c additional for diminishing grades to 4is.
Shot Patent, $2.15; buck, i2.40 W satK.
Miscellaneous.
Drugs and DYESTurrs Indigo, best. 90a.
1.10; salts, 6a6u; bluestoue, 12c; alum, 6a6c;
cochineal, 85a$l; magnesia carb, 60a55c; flour
sulphur, 5atic ; roll do, 4Ha5c; camphor, 40c;
eopperas, 4a5c; assaf oetlda, 25a40e.
Medicines Opium, 6.00 ; quinine, 2.25;
cinchouidia, 1.25al.35; iodide of potash, 2.25a
2.60; rhubarb, l.OOal.&O; aloes, 25a 76c; calomel,
BOal.OO; blue mass, 60a60c; morphine, 4.25a4.60;
chloroform, 1.00al.l0;castoroil,1.6oal.75; ipecac
1.50; linseed oil, boiled, 80c; raw, 75c f) gallon,
turpentine, 70a75c.
ir.ASS-8xl0, 7.50; 10x12, 7.50; 10x14, 7.50;
10x16, 8.50; 12x14, 8.50: 12x18. 8.50. Discount.
60 per cent. I
paints, etc. White lead, strictly Dure. 7.60:
furniture varnish, 1.50a2.o0; coach varnish,
2.00a3.50; furniture glue, 16a30c; concentrated
lye, 3.ooa3.50 W case.
Oils Pratt's Astral, 3.50 case; Euplon,
4.00 t case ; Brilliant, 2.60 l case. Insurance,
40c per galllon.
Liquors, Wines, Etc. Common rectified,
80U1.10; Kobertson county, 2.00a3.00; Lincoln
county, 2.01 :3.00; Sour Mash, 1.75a4.0O; sweet
masii, i.uoas.uo; u uouiieirs o. K. Houruon,
2.50a2.75; Oconomowoc rye, 1.76a2.60; John
uioson, 2.uua.uu; uienooe rye, 2.ooa3.50; H. Jk
K. hand-made sour mash, 2.25a3.on. Wines?
Port. 1.O&15.00: sherry. I.00a5.oo. Alcohol. 2.50.
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH.
GALVESTON.
Galveston. May 1. Spot cotton market
cioseu on ueeouni 01 uouuay.
Net receipts
Gross receipts
KxiKirts coastwise
Stock
415.
4A
LIVERPOOL.
Liverpool. May 1. Cotton quieter;
spot
uinanus o u-iwi; uneaus b-u. '
Sales
Exports and speculation
American
Receipts lull American 1
10,000
Hreansiuns quiet out steady, except eorn.
which is tinner,
NEW VOK.
New York, May 1. The stock market
opened firm with a fractional advance. Dur
the first hour the market was dull and weak,
and prices during that time fell off
Money &fe5'4 per cent.
Governments: 5s extended 103 bid; 49, con
pons, ll!4;4s, couiHjns, U9X: 3s, loii,.
Prime mercantile paper G 7 per cent dis
count. Bar silver m.
Exchange steady: 4.82',4 long; 4.85s!ght.
State bonds neglected.
New York, May l. Cotton firm; uplands
10c; Orleans 10kc.
Futures ti rui at the following quotations:
May 10.58 October 10.2!
Juno 10.73 November 10 J
illy 10.84 December 10.20
August: Vi.94 Jauuuiy 10.2S
September 10.62
Flour dull and unchanged.
Wheat-'iCgsSic higher for spot;
higher foroptious; No. 2 red $1 23(91 23Ji ele
vator; l 25 delivered.
Corn cash unsealed, closing weak; options;
&H,c higher, closing weak; No. 3 f3Ji(ij)6c
steamer t!-44ji3ue; No. 2 67&69c.
Collee (lull and weak.
Sugtir steady and active; refined C "He; ex
Ira C 77nc; white extra C 7c: yellow.
7Mi7c; olf ATSifesc; mould At 8?c; stand
ard 8J7?ie; confectioners C18r4; cut loaf
and crushed 'Jim; powdered SJjttUc; granu
lated 8c
Molasses quiet but steady.
i:iue s cady with fair demand
Jjird dull and weak at 11.9. c
NEW OKLEAN8N
New Orlkanh. May 1. .rairfnn
strousr;-
middling 1 c; low mnUiUtu! 8-16c;
ordinary 8 ls-'0n.
Net receipts
Gross receipt .... .... ....".
Sales .....................
goou
V84
3,745
3,000
(4.1(15
Flour ipiitj boi lira; hUsh grades
5 87i4.
l;'4j
Corn fluiet aud weak, mixed 63; .Um-r,M
64c; yellow 61c
Oats quiet and weak at NttMc.
Coin meal dinl and lower at vl fiOji 2 9.
Hay firmer; common l4iofcl5 00; prima
$lU5v&18 00: choice $19 00.
Pork: demand fair aud i:rice higher at
$30 25.
Lard firm; refined, tierce, 11.37: kegll.75c-
Bulk meats quiet and weak; bliuuiders, pack-
ed, 8.25c.
tsucon uigner; long clear 11.3740; clear rib
11.51c
Hams, sugar-cured, steady with fair demand
choice caxvaseii l'J.7: tt:i.7ie.
Whisky steady; western rectified $1 OSgrt 20.
Coffee dull; luo cargoes, common to prime.
7K-
butar quiet but Meady: ommcn to good
common eji&G&c; lair to fully fair o; He s
prime to choice 7i7Hc; yellow clariued 7-ltc;
ohoice white clarified 8J4C
Molasses irregular; centrifugal 21035c; fer
menting 243ic; fair, reboiled, 286300; Dime,
boiled, 324$34c -
Uice quiet quiet but firm: Louisiana, ordin
ary to prime. 5fec.
Brau quiet at $1 00.
Cotton seed oil: prime crude 37g38c; sum
mer yellow, refined, 4346c.
New York bank sight per $10(10, $1.60 premi
um; prune sterling exchange BB 4.8314.
ST. LOUIS.
St. Louis, May 1. Cotton firm; Middling
:-c.
Sales 75
Receipts 650
Shipments. 1,800.
Stock 4T, ft
Flour higher; fancy 5 3565 05; tfctiiee$5
5 25 ; family $4 VJUA 85.
Wheat active aud higher, and Keneratljr
firm, but closing below the highest point of the
day; No. 2 red $1 13X&1 13S cash; $1 134
1 lMXJuaY; $1 11 15 June; $U34113
July.
Corn strong and higher, but fell off a shade
Rt tUe close; fl2Xj52Sc cash: &lg52oMay;
63K54Mc, closing 533to June: 55?&Kc
closing 55c July.
Oats linn and Slow; 42i442HC cash;
429e May; 43HC June.
Whisky steady at $1 14. .
Corn meal stronger at 82 00.
Pork linn but slow ; jobbing at $19 00.
Bulk meats held higher, but very little done;
long clear 10.40c; short rib 10.66c ; short clear
10.7.5c, .
Bacon strong and higher; longelearll.Kc;
iliort ribs 11.25c; short clear 11.SUC, and some
dealers ask more.
Ijird nominal.
St. Louis. May J. Cattle: uplv and do
maud very light; sides chiefly of butchers'
grade: who t"k steers lit i'ri.tiO ; good
cows and lieifeis 4 juuz: common $;, iro
4 2": :r.iM Texans from first of tin-scanm
brougi.i ri -To; good fat Texans wonul I ring
n ui K'-. bus. lical.
H..g better at it. 20j.7 6 , chiefly S7iO&7i('.
Eet-eip'.H oiuo head.
Sheep: demand exceeds s p;y; fair to fancy
clipped ? I ooii5 ::. lleceiuts z 0 head.
hAXMs CI rv.
Kava-('iii. May I. Wheat hioher: Nit
2 red W.'.fe 1 cash; '.iK'c June; Mitt July.
oni weak: 42V45Uc tusli; -ll',,c bid for
June; la1,!- bid lor Jujy.
Kansas City', May 1. Cattle flnoer; sliii--
lnu steers of 975 u 1280 pounds average sold
5SOfe5S2H; Blockers aud feeders $4 2-:4t4 80;.
cows 3 0O&3 80. Iteccipts I400 head
Hogs plenty and lower at $7 007 25; most j
$7 057 15. Keccipls 7200 head.
Sheep: no receipts and no sales.
:H1"..;.
ClMCAHo. May 1. Hogs weak and S&ric
loner: mixed U7"fa.7J: l eay .;
light SHI? 4i. eieiMs 17, on liea.i.
Cattle su-live. au pii.es Mead); exports,
$6-.'."&6 JO; gii-il toiiioiee i-hlpplng stcerst
5 ' I ; coinimm to far ?i .::
i-ei.la . olK-.nl.
Sheep i-ilitiion to leir .t7-'-ti4 ;
gmnl io r'H-e it'' .V',
( 1111 A'"", i'i'.v l,--l"litr sli-adj and un
changed .
Wheat onstllkd but generally higher; regu
lar V;f May ; $1 H? June; $1 16'
July; No. ered vhiter$ll3.
torn oi-iie strong and higher, but closed
at insido prices, ftSissftc cash or May;
57?i4t57Hc Juno; !,fe.Si! July.
Pork oiened strong and higher, but closed
at inside prices; fcl9 45&19 SO cash or May;'
$165&19 67 Julie.
Lard active, but i. shade lower; ll.65gll.67V4
cash or May: ll.8:!y,S4il.86c June.
Bulk tiieats. In fairdnuiaud; short ribs 10,75;
short clear 11c,

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