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THE STATESMAN.
AUSTIN.
TEXA
THUSRDAY MAY 10, 1883
It MAY be that the czar's crown
will be that of aniartyr.
Tuk faculty already designated for
our university would be an ornament
to any institution in America.
It is understood that Gen. Geo. B.
McC'lellan is coming; to Texas soon, to
engage in some ongineering contracts
. It ia said the net income of the
Texas and Pacific railway Is two and
a half millions a year. This is not
twj per cent on the investment.
Gun". FiTzuuoii Lek is making ar
rangements to hold a reunion of the
survivors of the army of Northern
Virginia at Maiiasas tiome lime dur
ing the summer.
. It was unfortunate for wouM-
Billy Mahone Chalmers that Mr.
Gresham was made postmaster-gen
eral. He wants to grind an axe for
himself, and is not after sharpening
Chalmers' blade.
The grand jury of the United
States district court at Brownsville
having examined into the charges
made against Collector Haynes and
Deputy Collector (Joodrich, find them
free of all such charges.
senator fcDMUNDS said to a re
porter of the Kansas City Times thai
inasmuch as insurance companies re
fuse to take a year's risk on the life
of Mr. Tilden, that gentleman couldn't
be regarded as a very formidable can
didate for president.
Ik British government is about
to ship four hundred Irish families to
the United States. It would like to
send them all across the waters, but
enough of the present inhabitants of
the Emerald Isle will remain to keep
alive the living Irish issues.
Governor Butler has succeeded
in associating the Republican party
of Massachusetts forever with the
Tewksbury horror. It scathes and
burns as bad as lightning, is equal in
its bliisting effect of advocating a
perpetual slavery of penitentiary oa
victs to individuals.
If the Democrats in 1884 carry the
Btates they won in 1882, they will
have a majority of 189 electoral votes;
but Pennsylvania, Ohio, "Wisconsin,
Michigan and Connecticut may be re
garded as decidedly doubtful, having.
together. 83 votes. But a Year mav
make doubtful states almost solidly
"&nocratic.
The Michigan legislature, as well
as the Pennsylvania and Connecticut
legislatures, last week killed resolu
tions proposing a prohibitory amend
ment to the constitution of the state.
In Iowa the supreme court decision
invalidating the prohibitory amend
ment has postponed prohibitory legis
lation for some years.
The organs of monopoly claim that
protection guarantees "high wages
and constant employment" to the
workinginen. As a matter pf fact, it
has never done so, and is not doing so
now. Scores of protected manufac
turers are cutting down wages or
l-ki r v tti 41 Is nil I la Tho nrnfonnnfr-
VlVk4Ug VUbll l.l 1 1111)1 X UHVV; UlUg-
duty system is based upon p false
hood. The Blanco News wants the peo
ple of Blanco to take interest in the
sued from the Statesman office. A
good subscription list at Blanco
.would open the way for a splendid
write up of the region thereabout.
It was mentioned that some of the
towns near Austin v ould be included
in the descriptive features of the
lwok, and we know none more deserv
ing of such notice than our mountain
neighbor.
The hay crop of this country ranks
iext to that of corn in valuer In
1881 the value of tho hay exceeded
that of the cotton crop by $90,000,000
In 1881, 14,000 carloads of hay, weigh
ing ten tons to the car, were brought
into Xew York city by rail. It was
estimated that in 1882 147.000 tons
were received there. In the month
of December last, 141,000 bales arrived
there. The transactions in hay in
New York city are said to have reach
ed the sum of $23,000,000.' The hay
crop of 1882 was estimated at.?372,
000,000. The shipments by water
from New York were about 100,000
bales.
Ki- erring to the predictions of
Commissioner Dudley in regard to
pension payments, an exchange says:
Last summer he assured congress
that if his clerical force was increased
he would be able to settle the claims
with a rapidity sufficient to bring the
total pension payments up to $100,
000.000. He was given the clerks he
asked for, .but the indications are
that the payments this year will not
exceed$"5,0uo,000. The additional force
of clerks, some 800 or 900 h:is entailed
an expense of about $1,000,000 on the
pension office, but the amount of
work done is falling far behind what
was promised The inaccuracy of
Mr. Dudley's predictions has thrown
the treasury department's estimates
into confusion, and the treasury
officials are at sea in calculating the
outcome of the fiscal year.
The result of the late Irish con
vention in Philadelphia will be to
very materially strengthen the Irish
cause. Extremes were avoided, and
an unexpected conservatism was
demonstrated. The trouble has been
that the Irish people have been united
only in hostility to England. There
has been union of sentiment, but
diversity of purpose. Under the
leadership ot Parnell the Irish people
were brought harmoniously together
in support of the land league. The
effect of concerted action and a defi
nite policy was illustrated in
what the league achieved for
the poor farmers. The organi
zation and system accomplished by
the land agitation has been brought
to the support of the national move
ment. Bound as she is by English
rule the people of Ireland must look
to the Irish of America for that finan
cial aid they must have. By the Phil
adelphia convention the Irish of
America have been not only united
themselves in spirit and purpose, but
have been brought into harmonious
iiction with their brethren across the
Atlantic. The convention also af
forded ample evidence that the ex
tremists who advocate unlawful
iiU'thods of oposing England consti
? ,ic but a small minority of the Irish
; uu-rica.
I'KECEDlMi THE LIGHT.
The apathetic condition of the lle-
publican party concerning its presi
dential nomination, which must oc
cur only one year hence, is significant
of lack of confidence in success,
Eight years ago, and again in 187"J
at this time of the year, the pot was
boiling furiously. Now the iires are
hardly burning, at all, and a weak
simmer is all that attracts public at
tention. To think that the party is
in possession of the government, that
one hundred thousand officehold
ers are ready to do its bidding.
that all the machinery of vast de
partments is in condition to be turned
on to any movement that inay.be
agreed upon, and to see this inactivi
ty, is certainly most significant. It is
hardly masterly inactively, a feint by
which the batteries of the enemy
are to be exposed, for these have al
ready been opened, and the tell
ing effect of their discharge has
awaken loud popular echoes from one
end of the union to the other. The
boldest Republican organs sein dis
mayed, and the leaders all pronounce
in favor of private instead of pub
lie life. The latter are suddenly
seized with desire for retire
ment, not like Cincin
nati, havinj benefitted their coun
try, but having plundered it and
having preyed upon the people
until the latter have risen, appar
ently with a desperate determi
nation, to overthrow the former.
These intimations are but an admis
sion of popular coercion, brought
about by over twenty years of malad
ministration and of personal govern
ment. Blaine, Grant, Coukling, Sher
man, Edmunds, Windoni, Allison and
the rest sadly submit to what
the fates have already prepared
for them, for none really want to
quit public life, nor do they willingly
yield in the effort to go up higher
Is it possible that the imprisonment
and death of poor Eliza Pinkston has
broken the backbone of the Republi
enn party. Her genius saved it in
1880, and the demise of its savior, just
at this . time, is certainly most dis
heartening. No wonder John Sher
man feels lost, for the ghost of Eliza
must haunt his heartless soul. She
I was left to die in a dank prison cell,
while John Sherman, Jr., her son, was
yet at the abandoned mother's
breast. To be thus ungrateful "enti.
ties one to the terrors of decaying po
litical influence; but the Ingratitude
of Sherman is but an illustration of
the basest ingratitude of the party,
As Eliza Pinkston dies so passes
away the genius of Republicanism
The Louisiana negre3S, in her politi
cal role, was the embodiment of its
purpose's. It's disease has been lying
and fraud, and its approaching
end is the forerunner ot a more ex
alted day in the political history of
this country, when the people will
once more see that an honest govern
ment is administered by agencies in
harmony witn popular will.
The University Million Acres.
It will be remembered that the
eighteenth legislature donated one
million acres of land, out of the di
minished public domain, to the uni
versity or Texas, bnortiy alter tne
passage of the act making this dona
tion an oner or 3,uuu,uuu casn was
made the board ot university regents
for this land, an average of $3 per
acre. It was a tempting offer, for the
regents, in their efforts to put the in
stitution into operation, find them
selves sadly embarrassed for lack of
tunas. Money is needed, not alone
to erect adequate buildings, but
to pay professors and all the other
expenses or conducting such an insti
tution. This $3,000,000, added to the
funds already on hand, would have
made a total fund of $8,250,000. There
is every reason to believe the entire
sum could be invested in securities
yielding: five per centum net per an
num.. thus affording a yearly revenue
in round numbers of $164,000. This
revenue would equip and operate the
university. It is stated, however, that
the regents have reached the determi-
tion to hold this land to lease
it rather than sell on the ground
that it will surely appreciate
ia value and eventually realize a
much handsomer sum than if sold
now. The hypothesis is tenable.
The plan, however, is met by the re
flection that its virtual effect will be
to postpone, for several years longer,
the establishment of an institution
really deserving the name of a uni
versity. A limited corps of profes
sors may be engaged and employed;
and in the rather limited buildings
that the regents have means to erect,
there may be operated an in
stitution termed by courtesy
a university. But it cannot be
one in fact, as it will lack professors,
apparatus and buildings. If the re
gents can lease to advantage they will
nave acted judiciously- it is possi
ble they have offers, for such disposi
tion of the land, as will ensure an ade
quate revenue for equipment and
operation. It i to be hoped, at all
events, that such is the case, forothej
wise there will be dissatisfaction at the
delay ,or what is worse, the prema
ture opening of an institution that
in the very nature of things can
not merit the title it assumes. There
is much to be said on ta:h side of the
question whether to sell or hold
and it would be unfair to make up an
opinion as to the wisdom of the decis
ion reached by the regents until it is
known what they can do in the way
of leasing. It is to be hoped that
they can effect advantageous arrange
ments, for there is a general opinion
that Texas has waited about long
enough for the opening of this uni
versity. "Waco Examiner.
The wisdom of the regents in leas
ing the lands will, we think, soon be
apparent. Four cents per acre has
already been offered for some of the
university lands, and it is more than
probable that five or six cents may be
obtained for much. The old and the
new grant to the university make a
little over two millions of acres
now belonging to the university.
Suppose that this can be
disposed of at once for not over four
cents all around; the sum derivable
therefrom would be over eighty thou
sand dollars per annum, and at the
end of five years the lands would, have
doubled in value. Then the univer
sity will have really begun to grow
and the revenue from the lands could
be doubled, so that the annual uni
versity revenue on land and bonds
would approximate two hundred
thousand dollars. The Statesman has
warmly advocated holding title to
these lands and the leasing them for a
term of years, believing that in not
over ten years the institution would
thus be possessed of real estate valued
at from seven to ten millions of dol
lars. The new capitol was contracted
for not two years ago, the state agree
ing to pay therefor three million acres
of land. It was thought then that
fifty cents per acre for these lands
was a good price, and it was even
doubted whether the capitol syndi
cate would hold to the contract. It
is a reasonable suppoiition that the
capitol lands are to-day worth ten
millions of dollars, but no one dream
ed of the present boom in Texas dirt.
The law at the time this contract
was made auowetl lauds to lie
sold at fifty cents au acre. Now the
price fixed by law on inferior land is
two dollars per acre. This case is just
now rather notable, and, with it before
them, the regents have acted wisely ! n
refusing to sell lands. If they b
held, and that is the only true policy.
Texas will after awhile have the most
splendidly endowed university in
America.
The Washington Star tells of a
potent fact relating to the speaker
ship of the next house. It says that
among some of the most outspoken
and active supporters of Mr. Randall
are members who belong to the ex
treme low tariff wing of the party ;
that among southern members there
are Randall workers in Georgia, Ten
nessee. Mississippi, South -Carolina,
Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas dele
gations, who are uncompromising op
ponents of everything akin to protec
tion. Missouri, too, and other states,
it is said, which are classed as holding
firmly to the doctrine of a tariff for
revenue only, have congressmen-elect
who make no secret of their prefer
ence for Randall. If all this be true,
it shows that any calculation, in rela
tion to the speakership, which classes
the Democratic members in their sup
port of the several candidates upon
the basis of their tariff opinions, is
not well founded. The Star declares
it is by no means certain that Randall
will get the votes of all the protec
tion Democrats, but it is as plain as
the open avowals of men can make it
that he will not be opposed by all
who disagree with him on the tariff,
What is said of the case by our es
teemed cotemporary may be true, but
the Democratic platform speaks but
one way regarding the tariff, and he
who stands on it and is for Randall
forfeits his claim to that political dis
tinction to which he holds. The Texas
members were all elected on the "tar
iff for revenue only" platform, and
the Star will do us a great favor by
naming the Texas members who will,
in their first act as congressmen under
the late election, repudiate what the
paeple hold them pledged tor.
The Sunday law is being applied
with rigidity in New York city, and
yet its administration is most absurd.
The police were ordered to close on
last Sunday all the saloons. They
were shut up at 12 m. Saturday night,
and were not permitted to be opened
again until the same hour Sunday
night. The restaurant business, was
however, not interf erred with, and no
restrictions were placed on eating or
drinking at public tables, where a
man can call for as little as he wants
to eat and as much as he wants to
drink. Cafe attachments to bars are
only necessary to enable them to
conduct a Sunday trade and obey the
law. It is not forbidden to hotel
boarders to drink in their rooms, and
the solid citizen is permitted to drink
liquors from his cellar on Sunday and
get as drunk as he pleases at home
The operation of the law will cause
many people to lay in Sunday sup
plies in bottles with their Saturday
night marketing.
The Democrats of Iowa will hold
their state convention June 6 to
nominate a governor, lieutenant gov
ernor, justice of the supreme court
and superintendent of public instruc
tion. Iowa's great Republican vote
is very much demoralized over the
liquor question and splits are probable,
and the chances of Democratic success
will correspondingly improve.
Frederick Douglass having been
classed among the millionaires, says
that he is worth less than one hundred
thousand dollars.
Since the railroad has been com
pleted to Anniston, efforts are being
made to develop the gold and copper
mines cf Cleburne county, Alabama.
Joaquin Miller rises to remark that
the daily newspaper is "the sixshooter
of eastern civilization." Every man
must have one or fall to the rear of
the profession.
C. U.Williams, who was inspector
general of Corse's brigade, Pickett's
division, has organized in Richmond
an association that has for its object
the granting of pensions to disabled
Southern veterans.
Near the Intersection of the Penin
sular and Florida Southern railroads
there is a boiling spring which throws
up a large volume of "water. After
running about six rods the water
forms a small lake, the outlet of
which disappears under . a ledge of
rocks.
As to which particular nation or
people first manufactured stone and
glass marbles nothing is known.
About the first mention we have of
them is that they were introduced
into England from Holland as early
as 1620. This- being the case, tho
boys have our early Dutch settlers to
thank for the first introduction of
marbles to this country, as it is not
at all probable that the stern Pilgrims
would encourage the playing of
games with round stones.
Prussia in the last five years has
seen its population increase six per
cent, while .taxable incomes have
grown but three per cent, so that the
average income has diminished.
France, government and people alike,
is running behindhand, the first by
spending more than it received, the
last by rinding investments tailing on
its hah Is. Italy shows no increase in
wealth. Ireland is sending out great
throngs of starved immigrants. 89.-
566 in 1882, 10,847 over 1881, and in
England each year sees the value of
tarm lands tailing. Sweden and .Nor
way are yearly swarming from sheer
lack of food.
A story comes irom the far awav
orient,, from the region of Mount
Carmel, that not long since the peo
ple were m a great state 01 excite
ment on account of the discovery of
an animal such as they had never be
fore seen or heard of. The villagers
had pursued and killed it, but had ut
terly failed in their efforts to skin it.
An American gentlemen traveling in
those parts was called upon to exam
ine the animal and if possible to give
an opinion. He did as requested, and
pronounced the verdict that it was
an American skunk. How the ani
mal reached Syria remains a puzzle
but its appearance there is not cal di
lated to create favorable impressions
of American tourists in Syria. In
diana Sun.
There is a most sensible evangelist
in New York. He does not preach
much but goes around among the
dens and "dives" feeding the hungry
with all the energy he has and the
means he can scrape together. His
name is John Wilberforce Kennion.
The other day he celebrated the eighth
anniversary of the Christ's Cleft mis
sion in a' ferry house. A hundred
and more ragamuffins were there,
tramp men who have no homes, no
shelter and beg, starve and die in the
streets. Kennion treated them to hot
coffee, two sandwiches apiece, and a
couple of extra hampers of bread. He
did not say a word about religion, be
cause all the banqueters knew him
and understood that the feast was
spread for God's sake. Another free
will offering was a cnuns or soap to
each one as he left the banquet hall
where feeding the hungry was the
sermon and next came a suggestion
of cleanliness. And all took soap.
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.
From Friday's Daily.
The State Sewer.
The sewer to the lunatic asylum
will be completed by the end of this
week, so Mr. J. C. Minter. the state
survevor and superintendent, yester
day informed a Statesman repre
sentative. .Next weeK tne connection
will be made with the university and
with the new capitol basement. Then
the blind asylum connection will be
made.
The 't-w Methodist Church.
The work of preparing the founda
tions for the new Methodist church
(Rev. A. E. Good wyn's) has been com
menced. The church wiu oe ouiu on
the corners of the street from which
the parsonage building is being re
moved for the purpose. 1 he enter
prisine pastor has succeeded in rais
in?, within a small margin, all the
funds desired.
Moving the Dead.
Tho u'irk nf pvhiiniinff and rein
terring the remains of the patients
who have died and been buried at the
lnnutin siavlum hpc-un Mond;iv. The
graveyard, strange to say, has been
ror years ana years just soum oi me
front entrance of the building. Dr.
Denton is havinff the cemetery moved
to the southern portion of the
grounds, and away from near the
buildings. This is something that
uhrtiilH h;im lippn rlnnp vp;itn turn :t Twl
is commendable in the present man
agement,
If Ton are Ruined
In health from any cause, especially
from the use of any of the thousand
nostrums that promise so largely,
with long ficticious testimonials,
have no fear. Resort to Hop Bitters
at once, and in a short time you will
have the most robust and blooming
health.
It is thought District Attorney
Evans may be named to succeed
Judge Morrill on the federal bench.
Marriage Bells.
The Statesman ackndwledges
cards to be present at the residence of
Captain and Mrs. W. C. Sickles, at
10o3 Elm street, Dallas, at 4.1)0 p. m
to-day, to attend the marriage of their
niece, Miss Susie H. Plummer, of
Dallas, to Mr. T. B. Jones, of the land
office in this city. As the ceremony
is to be to-day, and we have not yet
been able to annihilate uistance. we
cannot be present, except in the spirit
of good wishes and a prayer for the
usefulness and abundant happiness of
the young husband and wife through
life.
Another Robbery.
At 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon
John Nickelburr and John Burford,
two darkeys aged eighteen and nine
teen years, went to Miiiett s mm and
stole a silver watch from the vest of
the engineer, Mr. W. II. Spence, as
the vest nuns up in the corner. Ser
geant John Chenneville got track of
the thieves and caught them by halt-
past six o'clock and recovered the
watch minus a charm. The rogues
had secreted the watch in the lumber.
They are now in the city jail and will
be turned over to the adjusting mer
cy of Justice von Rosenberg this
morning.
The Cotton Compress.
The business incidentally mention
ed yesterday as moving in the com
press enterprise had another meeting
vesternoon, in the cotton office or ur.
D. T. Iglehart, to complete the pre
liminary organization, it was de
cided to name $50,000 as the capital
stock, and to raise all the capital in
Austin; $15,000 was taken by three
men on the spot, and a committee ot
three Mr. Walters Tips. Mai. J. T,
Brackenridge and Mr. Frank
Hamilton was appointed to
go around and secure the other $35.-
000. It is to be hoped that .this very
much needed enterprise will succeed.
It is now positivly Known that nearly
forty thousand bales of cotton can be
pressed here every year, if we had a
press. J; rom the character or men
moving in it, it looks now as if Aus
tin was beginning to be in earnest.
A Very Old Citizen Gone.
The Statesman last week con
tained tha notice of the death of one
of the oldest settlers of Texas, Mrs.
Mitchell; who died while attending
the reunion ot veterans at Helton
The following brief sketch of her was
handed to a representative yesterday
and was taken f roin the Bastrop Ad
vertiser:
Mrs. Martha H. Mitchell, nee Miss
Martha u. Jiiakeiy, was born in Chris
tian county. Kentucky, on the Zduday
of November, 1800. She moved to
Texas in the year 1832, landing at Ve-
lasco.at.the mouth of the Brazos river,
the battle of elasco being fought
during her stay at that place. Shortly
after tne battle she moved to Bastrop
county. In 1836 the families livingon
the Colorado river were f orce. to flee
on account of. the invasion of the
country by Santa Anna and his forces,
She resided in Travis and Bastrop
counties since 1832; lived and died
without an enemy, and was univer
sally loved and respected by all who
knew her.
Still They Come.
A Statesman representative had
an interview yesterday, in the north
era portion of the city, with some
movers who were coming from Mis
souri to Texas. There were three
wagons and a "Jersey" wagon, and
fifteen persons composed the caravan.
Mr. Joe R. Sturgis was the name
given the reporter as being the head
of the party, and they were bound
tor Jilanco i county, or the western
portion of Travis, - and were able
to buy and improve farms,
which they were going to
do. Mr. Sturgis said that they had
traveled all the way from Missouri in
their wagons, as they did not like
to dispose of their horses, which were
ten in number, large and beautiful
animals. They had . been traveling
since the last of March, being in no
hurry, and had "been led to inquire
about this section of the Texas from
reading copies of the Weekly
Statesman. Mr. Sturgis said that
there were more back in Missouri
who would come on if he sent back a
regular Joshua and Caleb report.
The Hew Sewer.
The capitol board met yesterday af
ternoon and accepted the proposition
of Mr. W. B. Brush to construct a
sewer for the executive mansion and
the temporary capitol to the Colorado
river, or to connect with the state
sewer at or near the intersection of
Pecan street and East Avenue. The
board also adopted a resolution re
questing the city council to grant a
right of way for this sewer by the
most practicable route. There is no
reason why the city council should
not grant such a right of way, as the
permanent safety and comfort of the
temporary capitol of the state- of
Texas absolutely requires it im
mediately. The capitol board
asked this appropriation from
the legislature as an imperative pub
lic necessity and no time should be
used by the city solons in expediting
a first-class sewer for this state pur
pose. Mr. W. B. Brush has given
satisfaction to the state in the thor
ough construction of the state sewer
and it is expected that he will per
form the work necessary for this
sewer in the same manner. Besides
the city of Austin needs much first
class sewerage as can be had, partic
ularly with the assistance of the state
of Texas.
The Wool Market.
The wool circular for May, of
Messrs. Manger & Avery, 105 and 107
Reade street, New York, is on our
table. Manger & Avery have re
moved to the street and number
above given, in New York, and 106
Chestnut street, Philadelphia. From
their May circular we quote:
The apathy of buyers, noted in our
circular of March 16, has continued
until the present time without the
slightest improvement. Haiders have
been moderately nrm as to pricqs, out
sides have only leen effected by
concessions, and values are to a great
extent entirely nominal. I his state ot i
affairs is largely owing to the natural
reaction rrorn the pseudo boom in j ar
uary, which has (as we predicted sit
that time) caused large shipments
from England of native and colonial
wools nearly three million pound.-',
Australian having been lought for
America at the february sale.
The domestic receipts for the month
were: uy bale, iw bags; coastwise.
San Francisco, 2347 bags; New Oi
leans,54U bags; Galveston, 2(3 hags;
Albany, IdO biigs; Urazona Santiago,
3U bags; Old Dominion S. S. Co., 11
bags; Charleston, 9 bags; Savannah, 3
bags; Wilmington, 2 bags.
The importations as reported are:
London, 2150 bales; Liverpool, 2084
bales; Rio Janeiro. 633 bales; Table
Bay. 460 bales; Montevideo, 332 bales;
Glasgow, 327 bales; Hull, 267 bales;
Havre, 53 bales; Maracaibo, 24 bales;
Palermo, 24 bales; Curacoa, 28 bales;
Havana, d bales.
Texas Wools. The late season has
delayed shearing a couple of weeks,
and the inclemency of the weather
has probably reduced the flocks
in some sections. The general
condition is said to be
good, but the seven months'
wools will be shorter stapled than
usual. Buying has just begun, but
prices can scarcely be said to be iuiiy
established. Speculators have lost
money on Texas wools for several sea
sons, and most of the manufacturers
who usually give orders have decided
to do nothing this season. Added to
this is the fact that the felting and
hosiery manufacturing interests are
very much depressed, and cautious
buyers are not inclined to take noia
largely unless they can see clearly
that they can sell so as to get their
money back.
Kcw Street Car Line.
There is some talk concerning an
enterprise very much needed here.and
that is the establishment of another
line of street cars. The idea is to run
a line from the Austin and North
western depot through the city on
Pecan street out to as far as Dr.
Smoot's residence, if not on to Press
or's garden. This line would pay
from the very start and would prove
a great convenience also to a very
large number ot citizens. There are
hundreds of people living in the east
ern and southeastern part of the city
who would patronize the cars all the
time if they ran that way. In the
southeastern part of the city especially
reside a class of industrious citizens,
white and colored, whose vocations
lead them towards the center of the
city. A street car line to the narrow
guage depot would go in the midst of
these people; besides this, such a line
would place residents in that portion
of Austin (a no inconsiderable part)
called Robertson Hill within easy dis
tance ot the business center, and
many who now keep vehicles would
dispose of them and patronize the
street cars. Along West Pecan alone
a patronage would be given to almost
support the road. There is no ques
tion ot the fact that such a
line would pay even better
than the one now struggling: It
would also give more travel to the old
line. People do not mind walking
irom congress Avenue to any point in
the northern partlot the city, because
it is the center of population and never
lonesome, to the northwestern depot,
and out West Pecan street is differ
ent. A large number of people live
in a short distance of the line such a
railway would occupy. This idea,
which is being agitated by some busi
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to the present steret car line as a
move the inauaguration of which will
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The lady was undoubtedly right
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theologian says it is written some
where in Josephus that, after the
lightening rod man, the man who bor
rows the daily paper is looked upon
with the least favor of any class of
the human family.
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Special Telegrams
San Saba, May 3. Judge John
Bouty, one of San Saba's oldest and
most highly respected citizens, died
last Friday night of dropsy.
The Stutts theatrical troupe have
been playing in our town this week to
crowded houses.
The weather is dry and rain is
needed to insure, a good crop soon.
The grain crop has already been cut
short by the dry weather.
Bastrop, May 3. Your reporter
learned to-day of the death of Mrs.
Harris, an estimable lady of this
county, who died early this morning
at her residence in the country about
ten miles from here. She will be
buried at the family burial grounds.
The district court adjourned yester
day ana lion. ii. w. Moore, district
judge, and M. Bethany, district at
torney, left yesterday f oj their homes.
uearing witn tnem tne good wisnes or
their many friends in Bastrop.
Marshall, May 3. Jay Gould, Rus
sel Sage, II. M. Hoxie and other rail
road managers arrived in our city
this morning, and after an inspection
of the shops and other railway build
ings proceeded on their way west
ward.
At a meeting of the Marshall and
Northwestern railway last night the
following officers were elected for the
ensuing year: W. W. Hertzill, presi
dent; C. M. Rogent, vice president;
L. W. Floyd, treasurer, and W. T.
Hudgins, secretary.
El P iso, May 3. Corr Lucy, post
office inspector, arrived here this
morning from Fort Worth, having
in charge Wm. McKewan, arrested in
that city for embezzling the contents
of a registered package of $99 and one
of $75, addressed to Wm. McKewan,
another man ot the same name, lie
was tried before the United States
commissioner and bound over in the
sum of $1000 to appear at the next
term of United States district court.
to be held in San Antonio next Oc
tober.
A conductor of the Texas Pacific
railway, who arrived from Fort
Worth, states that Paymaster Was
son, ot the United States army, en
route from Fort Worth to Fort Davis,
alleges that he was robbed of $25,000
while occupying his berth on a sleep
er. It is asserted by others that
Wasson was intoxicated when he
took passage on the cars, and that
the money was lost by him in a place
or ui rame in 'orc worth.
san antonio, May 3. The in
quest on the remains ot the negro
killed by officers was concluded and
the verdict exonorates the officers as
the killing was justifiable.
Information was received here last
night that Major Wasson, United
States paymaster for the western dis
trict of Texas, was robbed of a valise
containing $15,000 early Monday morn
ing last, wniie on a runman car
on the Texas Pacific between Fort
Worth and Sweetwater. Later
information is to the effect that
the sheriff of Shackleford county has
arrested the party supposed to have
committed the robbery. Major Was
son had $zi,uuu in au. but had the bal
ance in another valise near, in charge
ot nis cierk.
The government has completed the
purchase ot iorty acres ot land on the
east side ot the quartermaster s depot,
The present occupants have been or
dered to vacate in ten
days, and it is understood
the' twelfth comrjanv's harracks will
' be begun in a short time, probably
aDout August, two thousand men
will be engaged in erecting this build
ing and constructing beautiful
grounds about it. The twenty-acre
tract on the west side of the depot,
recently bought, will be made a
beautiful park. These two purchases
aggregate in cost about $50,000.
It is stated an opera house, to cost
$100,000. is to be built by a wealthy
stockman. This is not the first time
it has been talked about but never
put into effect.
Dallas, May 3. Deputy Sheriff
Simms, of Jefferson, to-day arrested
Henrietta Harris, colored, in the city
on a charge of murdering a white
woman known as Liz, an inmate of
a house of low repute in Jefferson on
Monday last. The prisoner was the
uiadame of the den, and the sudden
demise of Liz caused comment
which increased to strong suspicions
of foul play on the hasty burial of the
body. Accordingly the corpse was
exhumed for post mortem examina
tion and the neck found to have been
broken. Henrietta left Jefferson has
tily Monday morning, going as far
west as Fort Worth, and then
doubling back to Dallas, to evade the
otneers, one ot whom nad ar
rived at Fort Worth. She
is in the Dallas jail to-night,
but will be conveyed to Jefferson in
the morning. Her daughter, sus
pected of connection with the dead
woman's taking off, has been arrested
at Jefferson. In the possession of
Henrietta Harris was found nearlv
$1000 worth of fine jewelry, which
will cause interesting sensational de
velopments, as it is not believed the
prisoner became possessed of them
legally. The question arises, who are
the owners ?
Jay Gould is expected in Dallas
during his present southwestern trip,
but it is not known here whether he
will come before visiting Mexico or
after his visit. The trip is regarded
with unusuid interest, following so
closely on the war inaugurated by his
lines against the Gulf, Colorado and
Santa Fe, the tickets of the latter
road being tabooed. Several well-informed
and active railroad men were
interviewed and their opinion
is Mr. Gould has a special
mission at Galveston this time,
where he is expected to arrive
to-morrow. He is due in Austin to
night. The gentlemen referred to
predict that Gould or Huntington
will possess the Santa Fe within a
year at the latest, and that the two
have a well defined and well under
stood plan of action agreed upon, and
that they are now prepared to offer a
high and handsome price for the pro
perty, and if they can't thus secure
the road, to adopt the most effective
coercive measures at their command
by extending the war to th freight
ousiness, ana aiso oy aomg ail they
can against Galveston and in the
interest of St. Louis and New Orleans,
for which purpose they poss such
ample facilities. One of the gentle
men said that tne cutting ot ra es Dy
the Santa Fe in the face of the veil
known desire of its opponents
to run it, and the superior advantage
they possessed could be used as a pre
text for squeezing ic out of existence
and although the parties interested
might try to keep it from the public,
they have determined to rule or ruin
the Santa Fe.
The Merchants exchange opened
bids for a building site to-day. and re
ceived probably the most eligible loca
tion in the city as a gift from inter
ested property owners. The site is at
the corner of Lamar and Commerce
streets, 75 by 100 feet, and valued at
$15,000. The erection of a $40,000
building is to be begun at once.
Kev. J. H. Curry, recently errone
ously published as being insane, ar
rived in Dallas from St. Louis, late
this evening. No newspaper corres
pondents haye been able to interview
him yet.
The new opera house company have
adopted plans and are now advertis
ing for oids for the erection of a
$40,000 playhouse. .
The city council have determined
on sewerage and the city is advertis
ing for bids.
Galveston, May 3. The principal
attraction to-day were the races at
Oleander park, and these were . well
attended. The "first race was three-
minute trotting race, best three in
five, for a purse of $110 to first, S60
to second, 830 to third. There were
only two entries Billy Patchen, by
Cliff Porter, and Star by L.J.Bart
lett,Patchen winning in three straight
heats. This was followed Dy a pacing
race, best three in five, for $110 to
first, $60 to second, and $30
to third. The entries were J.
S. Sherwood's ch. g. Conductor,
and L. J. Bartlett's Cotton Plant:
Conductor winning by taking the
first, second and fourth heats. The
third race was a trotting match, best
two in three, for colts four years old
and under, for a purse of $80 to first,
$40 to second, $20 to third. . The en
tries were Drift, a bay colt, by J. S.
Sherwood, of Houston; Ivanhoe,
brown colt, by Cliff Porter; Morgan
c, by G. A. Herman, and Jemmie, by
. G. Sexas. Jemmie took
the first heat, Ivanhoe second,
and Drift third and last, when
darkness coming, the conclusion of
the race was postponed until to-mor
row. The races to-morrow will em
brace a free-for-all. for which L. J,
Bartlett has entered the bay gelding,
liuna xom, and ciitt i'orter. earner.
The 2:40 race entries are John, by
Cliff Porter, and the sorrel gelding,
uexter. Dy carter cs Muiiaiy. ot ban
Antonio, to conclnde with a half-mile
running race, the entries f which are
Queen Esther, bv. Muller. of Fort
Concho; Scalawag, by Tom Hawkins,
oi Austin, ana uiendown, by Sher
wood, or Houston. There are now
twenty-two horses in stables at the
park, including trotters, pacers and
runners, ine track 13 in excellent
condition and horsemen expect a day
or exceuent sport.
Capt. J. C. Borden, a prominent
stock man, was united in marriage to
miss ijiara v. Arnold to-day, and lert
tor ban Antonio on a briet bridal tour,
Jay Gould and party are expected
to arrive in the morning.
Houston, May 3. At sunrise this
morning the fifteenth annual Volks
f est was inaugurated by the firing of
fifteen guns on the banks of the
bayou, near the San Jacinto street
bridge. On the early train from Gal
veston the Spanish Tort band, of New
Orleans, and the Lindenberg band, of
Galveston, arrived, and at about nine
o'clock the marshals, under the lead
ership of Capt. Usener, the grand mar
shal, with ten assistant marshals, as
sembled around the courthouse
square. At ten 0 clock the Spanish
iort oanu, consisting 01 twenty
four pieces, marched upon court
square with the Volksfest committee
on fireworks. The former to discourse
beautiful musio, the latter to dis
charge the Japanese fireworks. A
crowd that had assembled around the
square was very lwge and the music
made by the bpanish i on band was
the subject of general admiration.
Before discharging the fireworks
three salutes were fired. Of the day
fireworks, two out of the six failed,
Dut tne tour that were suc
cessful were greatly admired.
These fireworks consisted of a laree
cartridge which is discharged from a
morter, and which throws a cylinder-
shaped ball at a great height. This
cylinder explodes when it reaches its
greatest altitude, and throws out the
figures which are made of light tissue
paper, representing different subjects
and which become inflated and float
through the air like a baloon. Some
of the figures fired up this morning
were very pretty, consisting of a rep
resentation 01 tne uoddess ot Ldberty,
Mary s little iamb and other like lis--
ures. The marshals of the day and
otner emcers or tne voucsrest went
over the grounds about eleven o'clock
in procession, and the festivities were
formally inaugurated at two p. m. by
an address ot welcome by 1'resident
A. Harris in Ji,ngiish, and ice
President E. F. Schmidt in German,
This evening fully 4000 people were
on the ground, ana to-night the pavil
lion floor is crowded with merry cou
pies trippingjthe light fantastic to the
music ot the sspanish ort Dand. The
first day of the Volksfest is a trreat
success, and shows that old Houston
has some life in her yet. Business
is generally suspended.
Jefferson, May 4. The negress
Henrietta Harris, who murdered the
girl at her brothel here in the early
part of the week, was captured at
Dallas and is now in jail. The pre
liminary trial wm take place
morrow.
The district court is in session at
Pittsburg and will begin here to
morrow week.
Belton, May 4. District court
will close to-morrow. "During this
week convictions were as follows: V.
Johnson, four years in penitentiary
tor assault with intent to murder: w,
J. Patterson, five years for theft of a
horse Tom Johnson, one year in coun
ty jail and $250 fine for aggravated
assault; J.S. Debhler.two years in the
penitentiary for attempt to poison
his wile. A new trial was granted
to Debhler and Tom J ohnson.
A good rain fell here last night.
which was benenciai to crops and
gardens.
Palestine, May 4. The Interna
tional freight claim department moves
to-morrow night from here to Texar-
kana, where it will be consolidated
with the freight claim department of
Gould's roads centering at that point,
Messrs. Lawson, Hall and other gen
tlemen connected with this depart
ment will be much regretted by their
mends here.
The fire department has elected as
delegate to the state hr era en s con
vention, Thos. Bickard, foreman of
hose company, and Jas. Handsey, of
the fire department; Chief Sterne is
ex-orhcio delegate. Quite a number
of firemen will go from here to the
convention and will have special
rooms engaged for their accommoda
tion.
San Saba, May 4. We had a good
rain here last night. The ground
was very dry and the rain came at an
opportune season. Wheat and other
grain was suffering some.
A man came in from Horse Creek,
in this county, to-day and stated that
a very destructive hail storm visited
that vicinity lait night, literally
beat-ins corn and cotton into the
ground.
Messrs. Smith & Elliott will begin
to receive cattle here on the 17th of
this month. They will get between
eight and nine thousand yearlings in
this county, for which they will pay
one hundred and twenty-five thousand
dollars.
The Stutt's dramatic company closes
their week's entertainment here to
morrow night.
The acreage of cotton will not be
near so great ia this county this year
as it was last.
The smallpox cases are all about
well. " -
Wool is coming in lively.
Fort Worth, May 4. Maj. J. R
Wasson, the United States paymaster
who was 'robbed of $24,000 on the
Texas Pacific, is here to co-operate
with the dectectives in ferreting out
the robbers. The valise has been
found near the line of the road, cut
open and rifled of its con
tents. Detectives who have
worked on the case have found
his conduct while here to be
irreproachable, giving the lie to all
bawdy house s torses. CoL Britton,
president of the City National bank,
T. P. Stevens, a wealthy cattle man
of Dallas, and Conductor Gross, of the
tram on which wasson was roooea,
unite in saying that at no time was
the Major drunk while on the train.
Word comes to-night irom jieDurne
that two tramps have been arrested
there with over $9000 in gold notes
of large denomination on their per
son, which is thought to be a splendid
clue. Their company has a large
force of detectives at work. ' Word
came to-night that a man has been ar
rested at Albany, a point west of
here, who is thought to be one of the
I V. rt-i i.,T - i l
luuutis. me iiuiiui is universal iicic
that Major Wasson was followed
from Galveston by crooks who kuew
he had the money.
Taylor, May 4. Jake F. Zurn, our
popular ticket agent, left yesterday
for a two month's visit to the east
and F. P. Allen takes his place in the
oflice.
Ever alike to the city's best inter
ests and not satisfied with having a
new opera house, a three-story brick
hotel and a thorough system of water
wuina, our puuiic-spintea business
men have taken the initiatory steps
toward forminir what in the
future will be known as the
Taylor hardware company with
a paid up cash capital
of $25,000. A meeting will be held
on Monday evening next, when the
organization will be perfected, stock
stated, officers elected and a charter
discussed. This will be a great thing
for Taylor.
The new Taylor public school
building is being pushed rapidly to
completion.
The city is on a great boom, fully
thirty houses are now in course of
construction.
The waterworks will soon be in
operation.
Galveston, May 4. The races
announced for to-day were postponed
until to-morrow, in consequence of
inclement weather which prevailed
during the morning, rendering the
track heavy.
Jay Gould and party, consisting of
ltussell Sage, B. S. Hayes, H. M.
Hoxie and Gen. Sloan, with others
arrived by special train at 11:30 a. m..
and spent a brief season in visiting
the cotton exchange and a drive on
the beach. They left again at 3 p. m.
going west, their prospective point
being ban t rancisco. Members ot the
party were reticent as to the object or
purpose of their visit. The train
consisted of five cars and a baggage
coach, each of the cars being fitted up
with oflice desks, chajrs and sleeping
berths and was in charge of B. W.
MeCu Hough, assistant passenger
agent of the Gould system.
The Galveston school board at a
meeting held last night authorized
the chairman of the committee on,
school property to advertise for plans
and specifications for a $15,000 public
school building.
Congressman-elect Ochiltree leaves
for Washington to-morrow afternoon.
Waco, May 4. Charles Patterson
the young attorney from Temple, for
merly practicing here, gave bond in
$500 this morning to appear at the
next term of the district court here.
He was indicted at the last term of
the court for embezzling funds of a
client and had given bond to answer.
but one of his bondsmen becoming
aiarmea withdrew, ana he was re-arrested..
Two large excursions are on
foot from here to Nashville,
one leaving on the 14th, and
one on the 21st. Hound trip
tickets good tor sixty days are sola at
$35. Mayor Wilkes has the excursion
in charge.
C. S. Robinson's stock of .plumber's
goods levied on yesterday, under an
attachment and sold out by Faulker
& Bird, of New York, for $1068, was
replevied by J. T. W. Walton, Robin
son's assignee, to-day.
The colored society of TJ. B. F. had
a celebration to-day. Addresses were
made by Mayor Wilkes and Mr. W. H.
H. Elswortb, of London, England,
missionary to central Africa.
Rev. W. H. H. Elswortb, of London,
arrived to-day to be in attendance on
the Baptist conventin. Rev. Wailey
Lamar, of Tennesee, is also here and
will occupy one of the city pulpits
Sunday.
An artesian well has been success
fully sunk on Andy Winnis' farm,
three miles from McGregor, to a depth
of 475 feet and water is flowing over
the surface at the rate of a gallon per
minute.
San Antonio, May 4. Owing to a
conflict of the boundaries of a portion
of the lands of the Sunset railway in
Obenati Mountains, in Presidio coun
ty, CoL Andrews, vice president, has
been called there to straighten mat
ters.
A conductor on the Texas Pacific
railway, by telegraph, informs Unit d
btates authorities here that wasson
lost his monev in a house of ill fame
at Fort Worth and says he was drunli
on the tram. .
Maj. Russell left to-day to invest!
gate Maj. Wasson's loss.
Capt. Lee Hall, as agent for Dull
Bros- of Uarrisburg, Pennsylvania,
has bought the ranch of Capt. W. A.
Waugh for $85,000.
A new Spanish daily paper is soon
to be published here, the La Voz De
Mexico. Senors Davila, Esq., and Jose
Mazores, of Monterey, Mexico, are the
publishers.
JNo more smallpox cases have ap
peared here.
A little boy, Charlie Levalle,
went fishing two days- ago. and
since then his met her has missed
him and has almost become crazy,
To-day the child's body was found
drowned in tne river.
A proposition has been made to
the secretary of war to buy the re
cently abandoned military telegraph
wire in Texas and start a private
company. The originators are San
Antonio men and it is said they have
agreed to do the government tele
graphing free of cost.
Dallas, May 4. W. W. Chisholm,
G. S. Chisholm, B. J.JWetmore, and D.
J. Duinser, and J. M. Mink, of Elgin,
Illinois, arnved in the city to-night
They are on a prospecting tour
through the state, with the principal
object of making ranch and other
land investments. They are travel
ling on free passes furnished by the
Gould system, and will remain in Dal
las a day or two. f
M. Henderson, projector of the old
Dallas and Wichita and Texas Trunk
roids, and whose energy developed
the beginning of construction on
both, is again in the city, after an ab
sence ot several months in Boston.
x ew a orK ana jrnuaaeionia. He con
siders that the recent purchase of the
Trunk line is a speculative invest
ment, but does not venture a predic
tion as to wno will untimately
f-et possession oi tne property,
le says the purchasers will no doubt
sell it after the sale is confirmed in
June by the United States court, and
that several eastern railroad parties
are desirous of purchasing itasale-
guunaie enterprise ana extena it to
the long-leaf pine region and the gulf.
The Atchison. Topeka and Santa Fe
do not want it now; it did once tut it
nas abandoned the idea. Gould will
only buy it to prevent parties un-
rnenaly to his interests securing it.
Mr. Henderson considers the price
at which the Trunk was
bought a great bargain, for
the purchasers who should be able to
make a handsome profit on it by spec
ulation. He predicts heavy damage
suits against certain members of the
purchasing syndicate, alleging that
they have been instrumental in de
priving stockholders and creditors of
their rights in the road.
Geo. Cox, a cattle man irom the
San Antonio section, died here to-day.
His relatives at Louisville. Ken
tucky, were notified of his death.
The annual mortuary report givfs
only 180 deaths in the city last year.
During the year 193 patients were
admitted to the city hospital. The
hospital expenses to the city were less
than $1500."
Burglars went through Bledsoe s
store at Hutchins again last night.
It is not known how much they
secured.
Houston, May 4. During the stiff
blow this morning a large, canvas
picture fixed on the awning shed iu
lront of a Main street store was
blown down and went across and fell
upon the back of a double team that
was hitched in front of the store to a
light buggy. The falling of
the sign started the team at
a full run up Main street and in
front of Itosenberg's store in the next
block, the runaway team collided
with a buggy hitched there, tearing
off a wheel of the buggy, and while
the double team was hitched to the
buggy it was smashed literally to
pieces. The buggy struck was the
property of Mr. J. Dallahow, of Uar
risburg, and it was a strange coinci
dence that the buggy which was run
into belonged also to a Harrisburg
gentleman, Mr. Mulligan.
Considerable damage was done by
the blow and the rain made the
ground rather unfavorable and it be
came nesessary to postpone the Volks
fest. The committee will meet this
evening at 5 o'clock and if the weath
er is sufficiently promising the festi
val will be concluded to-morrow.
State Treasurer Lubbock came
down from Austin last night and
proposes to spend a few days among
his friends in this city and Galveston
just for a rest.
Miss Eva Britton, the editress and
proprietress of the Hurricane, pub
lished at Charleston, South Carolina,
is in the city in the interest of her
paper.
This morning at 9 o'clock the
special train of five coaches con
taining the leading spirits of the
Gould system of railroads, and Mr.
Gould, himself, arrived by the Inter
nationid and Great Northern. After
remaining for a short while at the
union depot, they p;issed on through
to Galveston.. Maj. Waldo, vice
president of the Houston and Texas
Central railway, joined the party here
and went on through with them to
GiJveston.
Henry's Carbolic Salve
Is the best salve for cuts, bruises,
sores, ulcers, salt rheum, tetter, chap
ped hands, chilblains, corns, and all
kinds of skin eruptions, freckles and
pimples. Get Henry's Carbolic Salve,
as all othersare counterfeits. Price
twenty-five cents.
Dr. Green's Oxygenated Bitters
Is the best remedy for dyspepsia, bil
iousness, malaria, indigestion and dis
eases of the blood, kidneys, liver, skin,
etc.
Durno's Catarrh Snuff cures all af
fections of the mucous membrane of
the head and throat.
Dr. Mott's Liver Pills are the best
cathartic liver regulators.
Is Soul M His Silver.
"Tour asking me how I came to use it, re
miuds me of the story of the Scotchman who.
on bis deathbed, after' a life of meanness.,
wanted to make things all ritjlit with the Lord,
by leaving some money to the kirk."
"Will the Almighty pass me into heaven if'
I give 10,000 pound to the kirk, d'ye think?"
said he."
" "I can't promise ye thot, mon,' answered!
the minister, 'but I advise ye to try the exper
iment.' "
Laughing heartily at the story. Rev. V. E.
Osborne, of No. ii73. Ocden Avenue, Jersey
City, pastor of the First liuptist clnirch, West
Hoboken, continued: "That's what I did witli
PARKEit'8 TOXIC; I tried the experiment.
It more than met my expectations, aud I am
very glad to testify to its excellence. It goes
at once to the root of all digestive and iier-vou-t
dcrmigeinents so common among men ot
my profession. For women auil chronic In
valids the Tonic is a perfect invigorant.and la
destined to supplant all other medicines for
this purpose. A single dose produees the gen
tle perspiration and si-nie of life which eradi
cates disease.- It seems to rouse every organ
into activity. I admire it, too, for its power
to antagonize the hold of the liquor habit over
inebriates.
This preiiaration, whicli has been known as
Parker s Ginger Tonic, will hereafter be
called simply FAKKKU'S TOMC. As Un
principled dealers are constantly deceiving
their customers with inferior articles under
the name of ginger: aud as ginger is really an
unimportant flavoring ingredient, we drop the
misleading word.
There will be no change, however, In the pre
paration itself, and all bottles in the hands ot
dealers, wrapped under the name of Parker's
(linger Tonic, contain the genuine medicine if
the fac simrte signature o' Hiscox Co. is at
the button of the outside wrapper.
BEFORE -AND -AFTER
Electric Appliance are tent m 30 Days' TrUL
TO MEN ONLY, YOUNQ OR OLD, ,
V i
rUO are sufferliur from Nrhyous Debtutt.
Lost vitality. Lack or Nuavn Fotv m and ,
Vigor. Wasti.su Wkakhkimim, and aU lUono dJeaft .
of a 1'krsosal fiATUus muiltin? from Auvika and
ITU us (Jausks. Hywedy relief an-1 complete rento- .
ration OIllKALTH (H)KKnU NAUKWlUUUlltil'ITI-KU, ,
The prandect Ui-tcovry of the Nineteenth Century
beiul u.t ouce for 111uU-iiUm1 Pamphlet f rte. AddrMj
VOLTAIC BUT CO., MARSH AU. MICH.
WONOBKFUL
FEMALE MEDICINE!
MOELLER'S
Berliner T
Cures Painful MENSTRUATION, wlthnu
fail. Try it and be convinced.
Cores Exoessive MONTHLY FLOW tn on
or two periods.
Contains Black Haw, Iron, Erigeron and all
the most noted WOMB TONICS.
Cures Irritation. Inflammation and Ulcera-
tloa ( the Womb.
Cures Whiten or Leucorrhaea and all un
healthy discharge.
Cures trouble of the Bladder and Ovaries
and Falling of the Womb.
Stimulates the Sexual Organs with rigor and
health.
Works Wonders in reeulatlnx the worst
forms of Female Complaints.
Htieiiethen the Muscular System. af. is the
b at Kerned v far a Weak Back.
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1 tl '1 "4 f irfc k i 1 W.T
MUMT'nMLYb
.'ETJsVecTficS;
FCH THE CTRE OP ALL DISEASES OF
HOH6E8,CATTLB. PHEFP, DOG ft. HOGS,,.
FOK TWENTY YEARS Hnmnhrrya Homer-,
a I Me Veterinary per ill
'armera. 8 took. Freed era
lerlniiry hpecliicn nave been n -8
took. Prrrdera, Livery Stnblr miJ.
Turfmen, Hune Hallrondt. Maniifuci!irr-4
Coal Mine Companies, Trnv'g ItiptHrdroH i
rna .tieiiaffent'a. aim uinura uaruiitiK
with perfect suc-efl.
Humphrey Veterinary Mm i sK Pf ri '
acnt free by mall on rt-tic of pritt rv ):-'.
ElTTamphleU Hcnl free on hnUatl nu
IU'MPIlflEYS HOMEOP ATHIC MEB.CC
109 FuUon btrcct, fccw York.
NERVOUS BEBiUTV
Kll"iJHWT V Vltal Teaknffis nd Pw-.
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itimcretioii, uhf ncnoftTuir w.m.-.
audprompilynUilitUjM I lily cured fc iu
rul remedy known. Price 1 per vial, or a il nu.
lars-i? Tlal of powder for ent poal-free on ra
ell of price. HuinDhrrya' Homeo. Mrd.Cifc.
liintu Catalogu lO Fuluta St-. A. Y.
For said bv MORLEY BROS.
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fbTATIiaAlAN OFFICK.
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