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THE WEEKLY STATESMAN,
TEBB4: Oa car, ; month, St.
Address. BTATEaMAX PC B. CO.
W. P. GAINES, Manager, Austin. Texas.
The expressions of Secretary Teller
indicate that Greer county belongs to
The Pecos river region is 6ald to be
oieof the finest grazing regions of
nmiso 1883 fourteen and one-
quarter inchei of rain fell at Foit
iia-cij Tru.ii;n Rnnntv: and that is
called the dry region of Texas.
This newspaper war about circula
tion minht h affiled in one line of
real truth; and then valuable reading
miiM mirht nrwpnt attraction to
The state's boasted provision f r
nommon fhonU ia nothing until it is
,.t;iuit ia noaicniiM he one of the
UVIUKU. AW uuw " "
most magniQcentl founties the world
has ever known.
The latent office, at Washington
has always been self-sustaining. At
this time it has an unexpended balance
of 82.500.0CX). Its revenues arise from
fees paid by inventors for patents.
f'AvmriATES for seats in the .Nine
teenth Legislature will have to de
clare for a school reveuue, derivable
from receiDts on every acre of school
land in the state. The children's prop
erty must be used for their benefit.
After affirmative statement an
.ipnlal it aonears the Lasker resolu-
worn returned. AVhat is Con
gressman Tboma Porterhouse Ochil
tree going to ao ayou, u s
United States gratify him
ing war against Germany 'i
Wiiat can equal the horrible story
that pomes frrai Cincinnati of rour-
j t f-imiltr nf threi 111,111. Wife
and child, at Avondale, for the dissect
ing table? Ia it not getting to ue
time to put all medical colleges under
the strictest Burveuanre u preyeui,
All the good grazing land in Texas
is worth three to five dollars per acre,
and after tab Nineteenth legislature
changes the land laws it will be ad
vanced to that figure. The price is
now two dollars and upward. Xo
land can be bought for less than two
Wamack, at Danville, Va., shoul
have known better than to call out
"school butter" as he was driving by a
negro school house. The whole school
Attacked him. several shots were fired
' at him and ia retorn he shot two of
the negroes. "Wamack is only fifteen
Hok. -Seth Shepherd moved to
Galveston to practice law : but it be
gins to look as though he is still in
Til iron if nf a nlarfl lu ConerosS. At
f uiuu.v J-
least, his friends begin to talk after
that fashion, and all poucicians place
themselves "in the hands of their
Cremation is exciting interest and
-attention throughout the country.
Societies are already formed or are
about to form in many of the cities.
Sanitary science i9 demonstrating its
necessity, and before many years the
-wisdom of incinneratlbn will be wide
lv rnnoirrilzed. '
The National Greenback L-abor con-i
Ventton is caiiea 10 ue neiu i, ium-
uapolls May 28. Jsvery congiessionai
distiict will be entitled totwoaeie- market vaiue with ,.3 to
gates and two alternates; each terri- De on circulation. Such bills
tory to the same. Our friend, Still, sa0w the tendency of public thought,
ought to go as a delegatd from the as directed towards preventing con
Huntsville penitentiary. traction, and this must be demo or the
geneial financial condition of the
The unit rule in political conven- cpUntry wm grow worse as bond ra
tions has seen its day. The Republi- demption takes place. In the House
ana will not be controlled by it, and there is a bill which may finally
from present Indications it seems lm-
possible to tell who may be the unica-1
go nominees. As for that matter the I
result of the Democratic convention
is as great an uncertainty
The Lash, of Feb. 23. has as its
lAoflincr Illustration "monopoly", lead-
ini to the eacriflcial pyre "public opin
ion," while "free grass" is already
bound upon the fagots. Fiercely does
"monopoly" look down upon "public
opinion" as the terrified thing strug
gles at the sight of consuming flames
and at the descending knife of de
The Galnsvuie papers, receiving in
spiration from the News ana rost
t have been disputing about circulation.
The Hesperian proposes to put 850
against the Register, on the issue.
Had they both not better Bhut up, and I
Javnta onaiu tn inr.ArAHt.in ir rAmlinir I
mattAr. inatAsd of devotinar it to dis-1
pntation as to the internal business J
affairs of eaeh paper? I
m annnnn". I
To give away 81J2O0.0OO to $1,500.-1
., ,. I
1100 annually, instead of col ecting it
frrtm the use of the nubile school I
lands, is one of the things the people
-will no longer submit to. There must
be a state policy, giving this sum to
the cause or education, instead of to
the production of long-horns, in which
the public has no direct interest.
Ttir rrRRTAixir a verv nice posl-
tion into which the government at I
Washington has been thrown through
v the adoption oi tne ucnutree-Jjascar
' "VjresOIU'10D- xne rea neaaea congress-
to strengthen himself
with1 the Teutonic
element in his
district, and hence the resolutions.
A hrnther of ITerr Lascar is a nrom-
inent German citizen of Galveston, I In
. .a. - & M i j . i i I hi
naving quite an auuuui vl pounuai
England's perplexities do not grow f
wouucuuuj j. ounmuc.
Tntir rinA. not look aa inoiiirh thai
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Pirntian rendition ia much linnprived I
. . . . . .,1
wKiIa la Mlliul ntvin tn TjilrA nnt.iAA I
" -r I
if-Russia's southward progresj in
Asia. The Asiatic conquests of the
two ,Kwers have now bromrht them
nearly face to face. and. when the
- - . - . I
supply of natives gives out, it is
r tther taken for granted that the in
vaders are to tackle each other-
The indications are that there will
1A suother boom this summer in
'"Ttxris lands. The Nineteenth Legis-
liituro will re-enact the land laws, and
Increase the price or puoiic lands, ana
ttinu nrhn dAolrA tn rjurnhaae will be
jjtter doing so this year lnsieauoi next, i
TkMi ahn ii will nnt rvktlvmA nur. I
chase until the price of lands go up. I
State lnnds that now sell for from two
tn A re dollars per acre will then '7
bo rais A to from three to teu. Pri-
. . 1,. n .1A w ill A-lvanM oa thA rti V.lf
taic vuu w ii auiouw u rwuw i
lands go Bp in price. I pr
The Senate continues to wrestle
with the national bank circulation
question, and it is plain that a very
large majority in iotn nouses are m
favor of sustaining the banks, or at
least opposed to reducing the volume
of the currency. The diversity 01
opinion as to how these objects should
be accomplished is great, anu parties
adopt no formal plan of solution.
Hence the bank question is no
longer partfsan. Hot ninny years
aeo John II. L.ogan ana
his followers in Concress passed the
three hundred million inflation bill as
an opposition measure to the banks.
The measure did not become a law,
however owing to the veto of the
president. It was then that this pre
ent presidential aspirant announced
tha he had devoted three weeks to
the study of the currency question.
and was, therefore, . its absolute
master. Now Logan and Pendle
ton and other (Iieenbaek chain
p'ons are silent as the tomb
while the persistent advocates of
sound currency are trying to devise
ways and means tor protecting the
btnks in their present relation to the
business of the country, to prevent
the rapid consumption of currency In
bond redemption, to arret a serious
threatened contraction of currency.
The banks hold two hundred millions
ot 3 per cent bonds subject to re-
demotion at the pleasure
tha trovermnent. while at the
rate the treasury surplus increases
if it be applied to such redemp
tion, all the bonds will have bet
taken up in less than three years
The 4 per cent bonds, which are not
redeemable until 1907, command
high a premium that they are not
available as a basis of national bank
circulation, and hence, unless some
thing be done soon by congress,
severo rontraction of the currency
imminent,. To mcef- the situation the
finance committee of the senate ha
decided to suDDort the McPherson bill
which authorises the national bunks
hereafter to is3ue notes equal m
amount to the par value of the bonds
deposited in the treasury for their re
demption, lsy this measure 10 per
cent could be legally added to the
present bank circulation. Amend
ments proposing to bring the circul
tion of the banjps nearer to the actual
value of the deposited bonds
were rejected, and it is probable
that the bill will be passed much in
the shape in which it came from the
finance committee. There is pending
an amendment of Senator Yest, of
Missouri, which authorizes the issues
ef treasury certificates, redeemable in
gold and silver, to take the place of
the bonds withdrawn by tha banks,
thfsa certificates to be deposited as
security for the Lank cotes, or to be
applied by the government to the re
demption of bond-3. The banks might
as well use the treasury certificates at
once as interchange notes with them.
and the only practical purpose of the
amendment is to meet the threatened
contraction of the currency with pa
per issues of the government. This
proposition has the advantage of other
paper inflation schemes, in thtvt the
issues are to be redeemed in gold and
silver, but its object is to provide an
other currency from that supplied bv
thonatioiial banks, and finally to make
the government issues the only paper
money 01 the country. This is not
a bad bill, and its adoption
would certainly be satisfactory in
a grtat measure to the country.
The McPherson bill also offers the
j banks an inducement to maintain
thl,Ir cirCulatioo by depositing 4 per
cent ,vIta tJe privnege of lssu
in currency equal tp their
take precedence of nil pthera
it is one providing for re
funding the entire outstanding in
debtedne.-s of the government in long
time bonds, bearing a very low rate of
interest. This measure, if aaooted.
will admit of tho banks acquiring
basis for their currency without pay
ing a high premium on bonds. The
issue of certificates should bfi contin ued,
because with even such refund
ing the countiy would not have
an inflated currency.
The "New England Mill Mutuals,"
a combination of mutual insurance
companies, it la saLi, have reduced in
surance to its last analvsit of cost.
There are nineteen companies in this
combination, and it ia stated that if
the propprty they insured at a valua-
Hrin rf ir,'J (IB; nc. n 1QOQ
ifisnrfil in tho nnlinnrv wav nt an
- J r f
average charge of 1 per cent., an
average rate on other property, the
cost of such insurance per year woyld
v ..,. .. fl
"o tv.auo; nucleus luo uuiuai COSI
of th(J fo the membera of
.... ..-no .
wuraa coiiipuuies iu joos, ijiat is, tne
am0lmt of Io3sw an(i expenses, was
ony 8657,465 2i)-a difference of $2,-
913i3866, w tha m t
During 1833 the proportion of premi
ums lost was 24 2 per cent, Tho average
rate charged on all risks has ben 82
cents on each $100 Insured, and the
actual ratio of loss to amount insured
was only 17s cents on each $100 in
sured. The average cost of.insurance
last year in all the 19 companies in
tb is-combination was only 21.65 per
cent of the premiums, and the ratio
of loss only 15f cents per $100 insured
The New York Commercial Bulletin
in discussing these companies says
When it is remembered that 60 per
cent of the premiums is the regular
traditional nvpra Ins rattii r.f inint.
tafovpV flrA-ivimnsiniAa and 351 tiaf rant
morels absorbed by expenses: and
. ..... . . . ' .
aiso, mat tnse mutBai companies deal
" . r.
mainly with classes of risks upon
whinh t.h kind nt mmn.r.U
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BUC iee ar9 rPrising indeed.
And thev WOUllI hA nhonncumiil anA
j X ..v.,
marvelous but for the somewhat sim-
pie solution of the mystery." The
secret, it says, is given in this sentence
of the president's report:
' There can bo no smwsa in
insurance unless every possible meas-
. Jt VC . A. ' . .1 .
ure oj. eeii-prukecuun is aaopiea and
pnfnrrAd tiv thnan vhn mmln'nn
getherfor mutual indemnity. AVhat
proportion or our losses have been
caused by neglect' of the personal
ruies or saie conduct in repairs, or
jt of Judgment in case of fires, in
, t . v . .
premises wmcn were well constructed
and adequately protectected with ap.
paratus, tne undersigned would hard-
venture to compute; dui this
reW)rd, ihAt the avM r,t Hnivnid.
iiuieiosses is less tnaa cne-ienin oi one
. i - . .
cent. Bpon the riik taken. Any
attributed either .U the neglect of she
unuerwmers in some ul mcu icyuvo-
menta, or to negle ct 01 me manager
in the conduct cfwoTks. or to the un
skillful use of the fire- apparatus dur
ing a fire. It thereto. tollows that,
inasmuch as the (inutctal) underwrit
ers have now made ;11 the require
ments for additional appliances which
mourners consider reastMiauie, wuilb
requirements have been met by near
ly all the members and at now being
met by all the rest, the n.ure rates of
. .' ! I . . J . : 1 1 .1 . A m i n 1 rr nnnn
the members themselves, l-atherthan
upon the mutual underwi "iters who
act as their agents.
Tn this riav of universal insurance
such facts become particularfy inter
esting to those seeking insurance.
Referring to the rapid daYBlop-
ment of furniture manufacturing In
the South the Chattanooga
"The product of our manufactories
grades, though several shops turn out
. . .. l. . 1 . . . . r.V..i K..h .at, in
made in good sryle and of very sub
stantial mechanism. The great need
of all Southern furniture makers is
properly seasoned lumber. Much of
th cheaD material Dut out Is made of
ereen lumber, which i3 not advant-
.I'jeons to the trade. We have
an abundance of the hard woods
f hprrv. ash. oak and walnut of the
verv finest texture. More of this
ought to be worked up at home. At
present nearly all of it is sent North
same are brought back by our people
iroiu Jiosion, uaiuuiorH anu vjiuiMuunu
manufacturers in the form of fine
'itTtiitiirA mantilla Irnnt. rinrtra
Our manufacturers should not be too
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anxious ior iiumeuiaia rtiuiuo uii
their lumber. We shall aim tobe-
nnmA inflar.Anf)nt. rtf nut.qiiA HimnlipR
in this department at the earliest prac
tical date. The firm which has the
.niol (Aiimifa ani. clrill trt TnaTiiia.-
turs all lines of fine furniture in the
soutn ior csoutnern nousenoiaers in
liberal (luantitiea will confer a great
and laRt.intr benefit bv InauirnratTniz a
movement that will keep thousands
of doilars at home which now goes
into the STorthern pockets and on the
materials on which we pay two
freights. Not only this but there is
money in such an enterprise."
Whv in it that a company can not
be organized to manufacture furniture
but of Texas timber at Austin ? Here
may be found black walnut, ash, oak,
Byeauiore, cottonwood, and other val
uable fufniture timber. There is
profit in furniture manufactured here.
In Texas and to the westward are
wide and CTOwinir fields for demand
and supply, and instead of tiJQber be
iriff shipped north, to be reshioned
back ia manufactured shape, it BJiould
be made up here. Not only should
furniture be made among us, but ag
ricultural implements and wagons
should be built in Texas out of splen
did natural timbers. What a waste
of money the people of Texas
do make in refusing, themselves, to
manufacture the natural and artificial
product? of the state, which are nu
merous and abundant.
An exchange calls attention to the
fact that when farmers are indepen
dent and growing in wealth, they
have been dependent upon a diversi
fied system of agriculture, and that
there can be no great diversity of ag
riculture where there are no manufac
tures. It is understood then that the
most successful systems of agri
culture and of manufacture de
pend upon each other, and that
all communities, to attain high
degrees of prosperity should com
bine the two. Manufacturing
towns furnish consumers for many
products of the soil that are unsuita
ble and unprofitable to send to distant
markets, but which are very profita
ble crops for the farmer to grow if he
hve a near-by market. The census
statistics prove the truth of this state
ment. Thev show that the average
anaual earnings u a farmer in Penn
sylvania are nearly four times more
than those 01 the farmer in Texas. If
thero wers a half million persons at
work in miu e3 and manufactories in
Texas the value of every acre of farm
bind would be quadrupled, and our
farmers would grow rich by earning
$1 per annum where they now e:irn
$1. This question of dev. loping mines
and manufactures is reali of more
importance to the farmer than to any
other (dasa in a lcommunitv. But
how long will Tns Statesman have
to present arguments in favor of man
ufactories before the people of Travis
county merchants, -real estate own-
era . a n1 a1rrl1Mi r.11ri.4rs iipfnra t.Tiav
will he led to achieve for thnmselvm
fhnfr. Hajt-wi it i-.r.QTiprif v wtiiK no.
ture makes this region capable of at
Bishop Pierce, of Georgia, spoke
lately of tne position of the church in
regard to slavery. lie fasd:
"Slavery as the occasion but not
the cause of the division of the Meth
odist church. The nal provoking
cause waa tjie extra-judicial action of
conference of 1844, with regard to
Bishop Andrew, on account 'of his in
cidental connection with slavery. An
drew never was a slave-holder al-
thouch he had legal connection with
it. n had violated no law of the
rhnrch. Tim dioinlina fnllv r.rntAftAH
him Ul his authority, but to carry out
tecLioutu parutf q purpose tne ma
jority over-rode the provisions of the
discipline by any arbitrary resolution,
and virtually deposed him without
charges and without trial. This outrage
upomus personal igaj rignis, involv
ing 11 It. did sill tha loot nf no tha
South resented, and demanded separa
tion, inere fin never te organie
unios DPtween tnn rniirchcs North and
bouta. it is neither des rable Dfr
practicable. We want peace and
brotherhood. We are willing to wend
our way alone, having a christian
salute Tor all lAl ow-wnrb-Arii hut nn.
Boiaing our own colors.
Regaruin Mormonism Rishon
Pierce says t can ijeyer reaphed
through legislation. He says:
It must be reached for the crime
that it is by the Btrong arm of justice.
Bigamy is Just as foul in Utah as it Is
m ucuixib, nuu a uigaoiist snouia not
receive any more consideration in one
place than the other. Abolish the ter
ritory. Congress hs a right to do
that, it is only when it becomes a
state that it can take it place as a
sovereign community. Put a com
mission of determined and discreet
men in charge of the territory. Pun-
punished all dver the Cbrjstian world.
Arm the commission with Dlanar
authority. Missionary effort might
VArv nronprlv aid thn Mrnlar aiithri.
r j ,wr v
ties, but one thing should not be lost
sight of, and that la that the evil must
cot be merely talked 'aboit but extir
pated. , r. tr
It appears that in thirtv-eic-ht states
there are 1.871.217 illiterate voters, and
that the illiterate voters hold the bal
ance of political power ia fourteen
Northern states and ia all of the
Southern states. The schoolmaster ia
abroad in some foreign country.
If tha commisaloaerjhio licrhtnini
should strike anywhere in the vicin
ity of Dallas, it wouldn't miss a
willta' " soul They do say that even
Got. Bin Stemt eonld be scduetd.
Signs of political purterbations. as
the News would aay, come to us from
all over Texas. Feelings not loud but
deep are expressed in several of the
congressional districts, and if there be
anything whatever in signs, several
of our veteran congressional ril---. e-
bolders will have rough sailing ia the
future, If indeed thev ac to sail at all.
From Culberson's district we have a
rather pronounced expression of dis
satisfaction with the strong feeling
"Old Dave" has so emphatically spoken
duripg the prresent session for Ran
dall. In fact, so widespread is this
that CoL Culberson has frequently
said at Washington this winter that
he would not enter again for the race.
He ia entirely too conscientious a man
to hold the position alone upon his
well deserved personal popularity. He
imagines that a representative should
be fully la accord with his constit
uents, at least, in the fundamental doc
trines of party faith. He is unfortun
ately high tariff in his views and it is
a well known fact that his district is
one of the most pronounced for free
trade in the state. It would "be a
severe wrench were he to sever the
connection between himself and the
people he has served so long, but bet
ter this than that the tariff heresies
should take root among the people
We would regret to see this severance,
but then we acknowledge in advance
that our grief would not be inconsol
able. There are 6ome principles which
rise infinitely higher in importance
than mere men, and this free trade, or
tariff reform principle is one of them.
Congressman Wellborn Is in the
same boat with Culberson, although
lackiDg in the essential of
candor for which the latter
is so noted. Mr. Wellborn, though
not without a certain ability, lacks by
many degrees being the peer of Cul
berson, and his district is quite as pro
nounced as is that of the other in its
devotion to the great democratic dis
tinctive policy of free trade. Mr.
Wellborn, as did Mr. Culberson, voted
for Mr. Carlisle, but it was under pres
sure. His constituents were both per
sistent and emphatic in speaking out
their minds to him. Culberson said
before he went to Washington that he
would vote for Randall. Wellbcrn
said he would "make np his mind
when he got to Washington." He
made it np, but the letters and tele
grams he received from home had a
good deal to do with the result. He
has an able sad powerful opposition
in his district, ,014 his attitude to
ward the speakership matter has
aw; tcu 10 crystanze it and so
organise and arrange this oppo
sition that he will find the next
nominating convention as difficult us
-Bay or lilscay navigation or Cape
Hatterts in a gle. The political rosts
are not blooming tK thickly on Well-
Dom s paxnway this season. We do
not discuss merits In all this we sim
ply announce facta, cold, stubborn, un
wuipumeniary racts, for which we
feel not the slightest responsibility,
and, we confess it, not the slightest
regret Wellborn has become as near
a "permanency" In congress as he
QUghtto be, and he could be retired
now without doing either his district
or tha state an irreparable injury.
Mills is a knightly jrentleman.
good man, and has done good service
for the party. He is a pronounced
iree-trader, and in this he hasanim
measurable advantage over either
Culberson or Wellborn, and vet t.horf
is a strong feeling in his district that
it has done quite a much for, him as
up uas ior 41, ana tnat other equallj
decervmg men in it oueht to have
recognition, Vou bear the phrase
"rotition in office" of teaer in Mills
district, perhaps, than in aDV other
Indeed, it is a good old-fashioned
l democratic phrase, and it is music in
tne ears or both the staunch old ad
herents and the newer' aspirants, as
well as their friends. It will produce
results, sooner oi late.
Ueagan has not accomplished his
pet jnter-stata commerce measure
Indeed, tho Adams bill has about
taken the wind out of his sails, at
least it has given him such a "set
back" p hat four terms more would be
necessary to enable hfm to retrieve
the ground lost since Adams' forged
to tne iront. This makes a serious
situation for him. and it will ha enri
ous to note how the adroit represent
tivewill gathei his legs under him
for another leap. He may be able to
do it, probably will, but he is just in
that uncomfortable condition where
toe least lacs 01 tne usual adroitness,
and the Reagan "fat will be in the
fire" to a moral certainty. Bv common
consent, Maxey is to be retired.
pure, incori'uptinie man. and & c-nnd
senatorial representative, but the ver
dict is rendered and he retires. Poke,
but it is a lomr time ere his Dlace is to
be refilled, but the signs are even thus
early, that the stalwart Wacoan will
ne elven a breathing spell.
Ah .the air Is filled with vocal
premonitions of the cominar storm
which will force the old ships to seek
a safe anchorage, at least for a season
Younger men are coming on. They
are becoming clamorous for recogni
tion, and their claims are pressed bv
the almost universal sentiment that
fair play is a jewel which even Texas
ougnt to regard, un this ground, on
these grounds we assert that the nolit-
ical rumblings arp already ominous of
some very reraarKaiue as well as pro
nounced political changes, and thev of
mat ninioie oraer wnicn does not con
duce to long drawn out; agony,
A Washineton special to the Phil.
adelphia Times says it begins to ap
pear as though Dorsey is going to re
enter the political field: that his
friends claim he will be an important
factor in the' next presidential cam
paign. Whether all the thlnsrs said
about him and the value placed upon
his influence are true or not, it is cer
tain that Dorsev has been treated
with great consideration during hi
reeentvislt to Washington. Even the
yresiuem 13 emu to nave maae over
tures to bim and invited him to the
White House. This must be qualified.
AO intimate friend of the Dresidpnt.
came to see Dorsey at bis room and in
the course of conversation said; "Sup
pose tne president were to call upon
yon, Mr. Dorsey, would you have any
objection tq reconcilliation ?" "If
Mr. Arthur should send nn Ma ard in
mr savagely retorted JUr. iiorsev '
would send down word that I was en
gaged. I would not see him." That
the purpose of the president was
to secure a reeoacillation cannot be
positively stated, but it looks that
way. His . friends are said to be ex
cefidimrlv solicitous of Dlacatinir TW-
sey. in order to secure his influence, or
at least neaa on nis active nostmty.at
Chicago. The ex-senator has a irood
manv Western friends who think he
has been badly treated. He aUo has !
plenty of monev and IcnoTirs how to
use it to advantage. He was tha brain
power OI the last Presidential cam-
paign. ne fcas the lit between his
teeth just low and the men who then.
rode behind him s;re now afraid off
him. Thev fear that, with th.j
friends and hu money and political sa
gacity he will overturn a good many
political calculations at the Chicago
convention. For these reasons Tlnrsev
has been very much sought recently.
11 is reported that he has struck hands
with John A. Logan, with the idea
that Logan's candidacy opens up the
way to accomplish political revenges.
It is evident Dorsey is still a power in
the Republican party, and no nomina
tion will bo made except through his
The commissionersaip war is near
ly over, at least the ardor of battle has
cooled off sensibly, and thejname of
the future individual isn't Harden
brook, no more is it Elliot. . The fu
ture is big with events, and curses
both loud and deep from Herald and
Post, or from either, if the other is
successful, are sure to be showered on
the head of his excellency. This
whole commissionership business is
an exceedingly undignified episode in
the history of the administration.
The governor is cot to blame for it.
The whole trouble has sprung from
the lofty ambition of two of the most
illustrious journalists of the state,
who ought to have too much to do to
think of New Orleans.
The Dallas Times saysa "great cry"
has been raised at Austin over the
penitentiary surplus being kept on
deposit in Galveston banks. The
Times will observe that there is a cry
all over Texas against state moneys
being kept anywhere than in the
state's own treasury. There is the
place for the public money in the
hands of the people's bonded, officer,
in the state's own vaults, under the
state's own lock and key. The 850,000,
now in bank elsewhere, is worth, on
deposit, from 83000 to $6000 a year.
Fifty thousand Is a right good bank
Engine drivers in Mexico have no
cheerful prospect before them. They
cannot whistle the people from the
track, and when one of the citizens of
the "sister republic" is killed, the en
gineer, conductor and trainmen are in
for a seige of Mexican justice, which
was ever of the black bean order.
Nothing but a joint guarantee will
protect the property of the railroad?,
and nothing short of Almighty power
can protect the lives of their employes
in Mexico until the people become
familiar with the railroad idea,
The San Antonio Times loudly pro -
claims its growing prosperity, but
that elegant new dress and the spar-
kle of the sheet asserts the fact in a
more eloquent shape. Prosperity has
a certain suit of clothes while adver-
sity wears a vastly different one. The
times is a sound democratic paoer
.ind we are irlnd tn raa it. vinnini?
way 10 warn tne urst ranx.
Whex an aspiring politician is ad
vised to "bide his time," he takes his
pleasures in cursing his adviser. We
challenge the world to produce an ex
ception, unless it may be Gen. L. Sull
Ross, of Waco, ne has had the advice
so often, and has acted upon it so long.
that the one has become a real down
pleasure, and the other a matter of
.AXi. the talk of where the conven
tion should be held is merest bosh. Ot
course it should be held in Austin.
theceoffraDhif-alcentPr of-thA QtotA
asily reached bv rail from .11 dir.c.!
Hons, and with the h.dl of r.nron.
. . ' ' . . I ... r y
-Hii-n r. . .-I w. .1 . 1-1
that, hodv and th h.U.uM -H c
anxious to open their doors to the del
We have the Jacksonville ("Chero
kee county) Intelligencer, by B. H.
rimalL oh our table. In tvpoffraDhv it
tined so6n to take high rank among
our state paper, It is industriously
and carefully made up. We exchange
Col. J. W. Booth Is kindly spoken
of, by several papers, as the proper
mon f V
the simple opening of his crater would
remind the country east of the Missis-
sippi that things in Texas were shak
ing up lively.
The irovernor of Texas will Dardon
the remark.that what the neoDlo want
is acapaDieman for commissioner to
the World's fair at New Orleans, ard
they care very little about the decree
of friendship which may or may not
exist between him and the appointee,
When II. C. Still learns to keen
still on the greenback question the
daisies will be growing over him.
His late declaration that creenback-
ism is to tsike on new life in the com
ing state canvass revives the droop
ing nopes or tne nat reiiows.
If Congressman Thoma.1 Porter
house Ochiltree should really marrv
Miss Fay, the spiritualist, instead of
Miss Maijkey, we may naturally look
for the comincr generation to produce
some of the greatest humbugs of mod
It is said all citizens of Medina
county are being arrested and re
quired tq make i.f)5davjt, as to whether
they are or are not fence-cutters a
pretty high-handed assumption of au-
1 IA. t m A 1 A 1 .
Lnoriiy, 11 me statement De true.
Congressman Belfold. of Colo
rado, is engaged in saying some very
bold and manlv thintrs iust now. Tt
is proper, and bv"no luea&i nremature
to remark, that he is serving his last
Thb second adventists fix Xovem-
oer 4 as the end of all things. Prob-
ably these religious enthusiasts mis
take the republican party as the am
bodlment of all things earthly,
Thb lone highwayman is a lost
quantity. lTe now has a "pardner.
They hunt in couples, and take in a
Stage in Brown. Coleman or Tom
Green every now and then.
The Statesman has repeatedly
said politicians are roinr to iret
awfully cut up running against wire
fences. They are already getting
some wretched jagging.- -
It is the universal remark of
strangers who come here that Austin
thanahy other citvofifj classinthl
sou?hr iesl 7 '
1 ,.1. ..
TrTR :irnival spurin to nn T'ocn
Dallas Is about to try her hand, and
For Worth Is green with envy be- j
cause she didn't think of It in time. I
THE UOXSTER MONOPOLY.
TUtt was strange doctrine, ud
vamed by some of the members of the
legislature, that the effort to put au
end to free grass would U? lieneticial
to monopolies, and hence should be de
feated. We say it was strange, and
yet it might be more appropriate to
say it is not strange, since the thought
came wholly from the soul of the
demagogue. The idea, which it was
proposed to convey, was that, legisla
tion against free grass would benefit
the railway companies, owning land
and land syndicates. Who is the
greatest owner of Texas lands? The
chUdren of Texas own over thirty
millions of designated lands. Sur
veyors have run lines around this
amount of land for these children
it is designated in maps and plots
as the children's land, set
aside for the sacred cause of edu
cation. The constitution provides
that these school lands, or the money
derivable from the sale thereof, shall
remain forever as a fund to advance
the cause of education. Thirty mil
lion acres of land! It is immense to
contemplate; as great as the territory
of many of the larger states; possets'
big the greatest variety of resources
and unparalleled prospective outcome!
These legislators, wno were talk
ing about monopoly, thought not of
how they were unrighteously treading
upon the toes of the people them
selves, who have attempted to mo
i nopolize for the cause of education so
vast an empire. These men were
themselves working in the interest of
a vast monopoly, so great as to over
throw all others. The state's attempt
to create a monopoly in lands for edu
cational purposes was weak beside
this horned monster.' The demagogue's
ery of thief was made to cover thieves.
The attack made upon monopoly was
nothing more nor less th.m fin to rn
nism to interests which every Texan
holds dear, a feint against "monopoly "
by which real monopoly was to be en
throned, while a death stab was to be
driven into the very heart of advanc
ing civilization. This Is the light in
which to contemplate these hapless
demagogues, who appeal in wordy,
senseless harangues to the populace
for approval. It can not be said that
they know not what thev do, for every
word they utter is the studied quin
tessence of glittering falsehood, said
to deceive, uttered to mislead, mot
an acre of land is owned
in Texas, ti which the state or its
political predecessors did not give
title. It gave settlers lands; it con
veyed to railway companies for most
valuable consideration part of its do
main; it h,as sold lands in h rga and
in small quantities to comnacie and
1 to individuals: and it contracted with
tae railway companies and nr.hpr
fluencies to set apart, at
taeir own expense, all these
sections of school land for the perpet-
ual causa of education. Texas is a
I new 8fcate of wonderful and vat re
I ouurwo- -m tne cause of advancement
mo Biaie nas oeen liberal; it has eivea
in its wisdom, that developing capital
and wealth and energy might be led
to make waste places les3 desolate,
that vast unimproved sections of the
state might be can verted in
and farms for the pleasure and profit
01 man. Texas has been biddins? for
wealth and influence anions Kt.at.o-
and she has won. She is now the most
populous aa well a3 the wealthiest of
all the Southern states, and vet doma.
gogues would deceive and mislead, as
10 me Dast public policies, by raising
tne cry of monopoly recaidina the
owne"mp 01 lamls- Th railways
U-Te Deen &nted lands on the ex-
.condition that thev shall be ajien
a a f lven number of years. Ia-
I dividuals and mmiun; k 1
-.'-"j-iiiiiv-i ij . n 11KH11
S-d he PIC kHOWS that
orivate titi !,.-,
mat settlement and imnmvomnt
might follow. Thus real prop-
eny vaiues have been increased
- A . . .
w hile state revenues havesrrown enor
mously. Thee agencies that thedema.
jtugues came monopolies, made the
taxable wealth increase, in 1S82. onP
hundred and twenty millions of dol-
Ian-. Improvement and civiliza-
I tiOT hnr1 in Knr ov.,1 11 ,
o- v u uuuu, OUU ail LUQb 13 1
to-dav in the wav of a mnm mm
vancement than ever hpfnT
monster-mononoi, f" J,"
I, - , . c--
l"CD5 ucjpuve legisia-
Z "Ti J Jhe
. V. .. ' iU
1 lo vie-w. nnn ran imnn tha iiAmAn.AAn i
of Texas to destrov it.
THE PEOPLE PLEAT) "FOR.
Had members of our city council
been careful readers of the newspa
pers 01 the entire state and f ountrv.
during the last four weeks, they would
not have hesitated to do some positive
thing, calculated to repel the whole
sale denunciation that has been di
rected at the capital city of Texas
during tat time. The. Statesman
has refused to present our readers
with an array of public opinion thus
presented, and unwisely, probably, it
has done so. Column after column of
credits could have been extrarrtAd
from papers pnblished from Maine to
lexas and rrpm l loridato Oregon,
eitner naishiy criticising the conduct
of our municipal government, or rid
iculing Austin as a city of civilized
pretensions. The Texas' papers have
heen particularly harsh, as they have
a rignt to De, ior tney reflect public
opinion in this state, and tverv
citizen of the commonwealth has felt
mortification and shame, and has cer
tainly.hai the blood mantle his cheek
with indignation, when considering
tne Humiliations to which Austin has
been subjected through the incompe
tence ot its police iorce. rrutn "uts
more closely than all
else, and when
the burning expressions of the nrwa
nave read, we have hidden
them from siarht as humiliatlnff truths I
luou tuuiu uoi, uo cuuiraiucitxj, jjui i
now we openly tell these councilmen
that the course of administering so-
called "peace and order" in this city,
has done Austin infinite damage. All
over this union the finger of scorn
has been pointad at this city, and fair,
neauuiui ana even cultured Austin
has been pictured as a hideous, do-
formed and basecomm unity. Here,
where the seat of government rests.
where one of the proudest universi
ties the world will hereifter
know grows in popular favor, where
the states splendid elemosenarv in
stltutions cluster, where schools
furnish, where order prevails, where
culture and refinement
culture ana rennement ana wealth
v? nclr omet ?ne world Is made
Wi8 19 no BI'ir" l
would command obedience to law, no
finMmmt. that, urnnlit nnhnl.t ilnoo
and taste, no cower that would bud
press desperadoism, no voice even to
raise itself against .defianee of law,
against the grossest insult to public
decency. TiikStatssmax aadheped
the constituted persons of the city
would rise in their might and openly
deny these damaginr opinions, but
these powers have failed when oppor
tunity presented, and we are now led,
through sad necessity, to exprove acts
of disreliction, when it was hoped n
record might be made of decisivection
against thwse things charged to Austin.
There are seventeen thousand people
living in this city, and not a thousand
of these will hesitate to say that the
constabulary force of Austin has ut
terly failed to do its duty. This be
ing so, was it not the plainest duty of
the council to remove the men com
posiug the police force, and substitute
therefor such as would perform du
ties imposed upon them? It might
be that exceptions were to be found,
and, if so, these men could have been
re-appointed and retained in position.
It is proper to uphold faithful and ef
ficient public servants, but the un
worthy should go. Will councilmen
seriously think upon what they 4of
Will they rvcrgnize they have com
mitted a painful blunder, retrace
their steps, and discard hasty resolu
tions, or will they hold to what has
been done? The Statbsicah does
not - believe one of these
men would willfully do anything to in
j are the standing of the municipality.
They are simply too kind in their na
tures; they would forgive and for
get. But they must remember they
represent a people, and this peo
ple demands relief from contumely
and shame. No matter how tender
hearted they may be, they must be
mindful thnt the power which created
tnem, cud not delegate the rigfct to ex
erase individual lenience when the
public pleads for defense.
One of the notable religions events
or the present vear is th cefehratinn
of the one-hundredth anniversary ot
me jvietnoaisi .episcopal Church on
this continent. The grand historic
facts, relating to the beneficent char
acter and wonderful achievements of
Christianity through the organized
plans and the doctrines of Methodism
during its pathway through this cen
tury of its existence in America, is
truly phenomenal. To-day this church
has more communicants than any
other in America. In 1784, the year
when the Methodist Chureh was
organized in Baltimore, when Coke
and Asbury were acknowledged and
set apart as superintendents, or bish
ops, there were only 14,988 members,
83 preachers, 64 church buildings, no
missionaries, and no institution of
learning within the bounds of the
denomination. From that time
until the present the growth
of Methodism has been almost
incalculable, Religious hsress have
worked in the caise, and accept
ing th8 motto of John Wesley, their
church's founder "The World is my
Parish" these mea of God traversed
every state and tf r.-itorv of our oreat
country.preacbing the gospel with pow
er and Duucung up the church. Their
entire singleness of puxpese In spread
ing the gospel has been their promi
nent characteristic, and to-day Amer
ican Methodism numbers within her
various branches 3,993,724 members;
25,839 traveling preachers, and 34,714
local preachers; 82,000 church edifice,
valued at ei00.000.000; 258 institutions
of learning, embracing universities,
colleges, seminaries and high schools;
in VMS had 433 missionaries in nr.
eign fields sent from Amwlca. besides
i.yuo native helpers : and durinar that
nine comriouieti lor the cause of for
eign missions tbs sum of 851,447,44.
the M'jthQOist Church Squth has pre
pared to taice part in this centennial
celebration, which will be held in Bal
timore, Dee-ember 27. To commemor
ate the year it is proposed to raise
funds for educational purposes, for
church extension, and for mis
sions, it .being confidently
expected that az.opp.oqq may be eom
uianuea lur tneso purposes. It u un
necessary hare to go into a revi w of
.ey centnnial.Qr tfce church, bev-
other centennials of Ue church. Sev
Vs Z . menorative
Hrat t AfViAniar n.A.AI At. I
UJ' m S" aW
v,uuiuilBlMUU. iQS lOM WUICD
cowmUtee being composed
1"""" a"B"' iiotrici: x. rr
fHa.a u xs.-. tt -w -
.uownman; Austin District : C. P
lirooKs, if. .K, riatonia; Bev. E. X.
uoouwyn andD. W. Dqcun, Austin;
Chapel Hid restrict : I. Z. T. Morris,
P. Rev. N. F. Law. W. B. Streat-
man: uaivert district : yrd Aiion
Pj.. tt,fV ?S I! I ilrtliinafva W A
rnupot ; Huntaville District : H. T
PhilDOt. P. K.. Rfv. V T UIM.I1 T
ID. Thomas. The attendance at Bal
timore win De vast.
The Philadelphia Kecord says there
is "no room on the protectionist plat-
torm ror more than one (tarty In
Pennsylvania. Democrats who under
take to crowd on to it are pushed oft
without ceremony." What Is tmn nf
Pennsylvania is true of every ether
XOTWITHSA?D4N the ItW,
iea wut cut m ncef
Who nerer did befor.
And those who often did
May cut thera ail the mora.
Still the danger of the penitentiary
win measurably deter even desperate
men to the extent of making them
more cautious in risking the chance
of detection, while the more timid
will be driven from the field of such
exploits, in the future. And thus the
law will have some effect.
The Republicans are lortnrin- .
vereiy noout civil service reform, inn
at he same time circulars are being
Issued to all the office-holdera of the
United States calling for
funds. These assessments fall on rich
and poor, male .nd fprruii.
' ... i.'i
and colored. It nronori Apnmt- I
natea lnaiscrimmae massacre and
Court sometimes make vtry analnt
ufcisxoua. j.a i-enflsyivanja recently
am,ms5epp d from a railroad train,
m.-vw m vas h m VA tuau. ouu
icu tnrougn ana was KUied. When
his family undertook to collect the in- ii.
surance on his life thg company
pleaded a clause in.his policy exclad-
ing injuries or death caused by "walk-
ing or being on a railway roadbed or
tridge. The court held that al
though his act was voluntary
posure to danger." the danger hetno-
unKuown. inai, , a. a. . strict sense
he was not "on" the hrido-o at .11
having fallen through It too quickly to
any peril from passiog train., i
against which the clause in question :
iron . .1 T
was intended to guard. It was the
supreme court, too, and not an in
ferior tribunal, that did this delicate
hair-splitting. . ' '
SrjfDAT JiOTES ASD CHIMES.
The four AruMiod
- -w.wu vuiVlLUl.Cd ill
Iowa have more than "mo pastors ai d
over bO.OOo mumbers.
Deliver. Cil U tn lnv. thu mirt ox-.
tenshe Jesuit collece in Ainerira.
scribed, and much more is promist d.
Atlanta has fifty-two organized
churches for a population of uO.OUO
People. Sixteen denominations ar
represented, and $l,UA,iHXin property.
The Brooklyn City Bible society,
Orffflni7Ad fortv-thrAM vJ:lra lem ilw.
tributes Bible in B.-ooklyn at the rate
01 akk) a year, at an average annual
cost of as many dollars.
When Archbishop Carroll died De
cember 3, 1815, aged eighty years, there
were only eighty five Catholic priests
in the United States, of whom forty
six were in the Metropolitan te.
The New England Free Thinkers
demand the obiiteration of all laws
enforcing Christ ian or uny other sort
of morality. Their 'hinkincr teems to
have been to little purpose, or have
morally disposed people no rights that
these queer and despotic thinkers are
bound to respect ?
A colored preacher denouncing pur
gatory said: -Dat's all nonsense. Spose
I fall out a fourth story window, can
I stop fur to fix my bar at the thiid
story; no, you let I'se gwice to kep
right on to de bottom. When sinners
start on de deth trip dere's no half
way house about it; dey go clar
through to hell, shuar."
An ag d attendant of the Authon
Memorial church said to a writer in
The Christian at Work: "Dr. Ileber
Newton wasn't weakening mv faith,
but he was my beys', and I am glad
Bishop Potter said, 'Time t; stop!"'
It is easy to set our boys thinking in
the wrong direction; not so easy o
limit their thinking when once
At the third annual snip of thAnonra
of the Hrnoklvn ThArn9-lA rir 'I'
DeWitt Tannage pastor, the premi
ums iur uuuii-e vi bcuis ajtgregateu
nearly $4000. against S3240 lust year.
The fixed rentals of all the sittings in
the Loiira amount, to Jll73n mnVini,
the total Income from this source, pro
vided au the pews are taken, about
In the bureau of engraving and
printing at Washington three men
are necessary to the closing and open
ing of the vault Each lock is fast
ened by a different combination 01
figures and letters, and the chronome
ter Is then set for a period of sixteen
hoiirfl. and pvpti thncA trtm Tiaro
locked the vault cannot open until the
sixteen pours nave expirej.
Two notable conversions to the
Catholic faith have rerent.lv ofmrrsd
in England. One of them is the Rev.
tteorge uenson xatum, m. A, 01
Christ church. Oxford, chaplain of
Matrdalen and lAtARiiratenf St. Pun To
Oxford. lie was received at the Bir
mingham Oratory. The other is the
Rev. Richard James Dvnt (jodW and
late curate of St. John's, Bathwick.
In at rprprit. turnnnn tha llictinn nt
Manchester: Enirland. said that. nn of
the signs of the times was the steady
growth, of the feeling of justice be-
mn-cu lu au aau man, mere is cer
tainly, he thought, at the present time
a wider sweep given to Christian
charity, and people were beginning to
feel that the vital part of religion k
"to do justice, to love mercv and to
walk humbly before God."
Mr. Harrison. th ratVi ap matui-A
"bov preacher." i fnnfldAnt. nf tsu
"staying qualities" of his alleged con-
said the other day. "from Dr.'Tal-
vena. - i recMven a Tpiporam " ha
maare. of the Urootlm tn)v..r .i
wnere 1 nein a revival nni rrui
converts, in wfilea he Informed me
- - - - w uufc uidUO UU
tnat every one of the 700 had remained
a constant mnnhor of iY,a ..Vn.v.
isnt mat convincing ?" Rather.
ice Protestant Episcopal cathedral
wmcn ia 10 db punt at Albany, N. Y..
Will be an imnoM.inor tnv.ti.M, ,1..!
aspirations of Bishop Do:ine are car
neo into tirect. To estimated cos
when cpiOPlettd. is 8450.000. Its di
mensiona - will lo 9fWivU.'i fui
spires 208 feet high. A "provisional
oullding" is first to be erected at a co: t
of $150,000, irom which the cathedral
proper can be afterwards completed
At a rerun t. niAntincr nf miniat- ... -r
all denominations in Patterson. N. J.,
- o . ' " -f.-irai Ul
mo uruurm. report 10 niethrmi nt
rai?lnr monev at. rhnmh fuir un.t f
i. 1 "I v , . . " "
cuances anu other modes 01
gamblincr. A raid h-.
issued declaring such means contrary
w iciigiuuo principles, a8 WeJl US llle
sral. and Dromlsivior tn u ithhM nii
- . . - - o .i-.jiu-u ait
countenance fmm simh mwhAiio in hn
- - . ul uc
Biahon J. T. RnaMln nt i-t..
speaking of the Catholic colonization
society, said that. it.
Chicago about March 1 to consider the
Chicago about March 1 to consider the
progress cf the work and to consult.
of PoafTa ot.4 V- jl " V T V
the emigrants ai Boon a. thZTUL
MV MfMUCU. Vf UU IS LO ITIIX With
and try to induce those of them who
MWollc. to settle in one ol
A reL'eious caper saa n lnn-liit,
it u wrun? n r 1 nriiiuna tn i i..;t nn
i - .t, y n ui.uin
ri. , ..u ju
Sunday : "It depends altogether upon
wnac is me object of such visits. Ho
aay is too sacred to visit the poor aod
the sick for the sake of rfvinir t.hpm
relief and consolation. There may be
"mtuio cow, iuu, ia wnicn visits
for other ohinr-.ta would i.,tt.i.i..
uu. .I buiuj ip uui iini ior (jnristiau
peop;u to nave tne habit of doing
their ordinary visitinsr on Sundavs "
A Mormon eldpr vn nrnii-im.
inaiana,and a plot was formed to
i . Jtvai:iiuilK 111
seize mm wnim h uruu a-i.i.Uon;n
public meeting, take him to a secluded
spot, and maltreat him with tar and
feathers. Beincr informed nf hia
in VV 5r, .
boldly appeared according to appoint
mem. tirracndn Hnrmnnicra n
most eloquent manner, and m,
. . ..-uuiui All u 10
uiatoi t ho imnrpsRAn tho
-. - , jj uu
mobbmg him. .
T'JF01118 Harrison, the re-
iiaiinu in 11 1 iinrr an v-t nnn a. a.
tit. Louis church, the term being thir
teen week and thii l. . j
". Fait a uuuurca
dollars a week and exrwnHM tts
I10,11?: ar, very numerous, and
Some l.hrintiana docir.1 k: .
- , - -m iiiiu iu cjiiena
his influence in another part of the
mrw tn V. n n t 1. r ,
v., w wc r-ut oi making a ten
minute address at. tha
revival npriM of mAo;nn i ... t -
UT , ""-"""S'p ui "e re
fused unices recompensed in cash, and
....,,i,uu, OI n0l criticism
or nlm in consequence.
Tha Mart Inn, 1 f,t,i;
- - y v-iuuiit o IULCUU lO
ft ith. aPPfopriate ceremonies
H-?5 Jsary ot the landing
at kt. Mary s of lhe Catholic pilgrims
wha founded the state of Maryland
This anniveaarr la of k ",.1na.'
7 j "wi5 buciii usual
hifntt D y t0,the Catholics of
friends of religious Hbertv ,
over. Tije record of tbe early tol
fn SJS? cne,' tQe brightest pages
in the history of the church, and de-
KT. TZ JL"; cnurch, and de-
w li BLuuieu and trrateftii Wt-i
membpred h nil k.. v:rj-- '
Cardinal .vCJTi?W 0
ini rianti at. WiuM. v,
T iT la1' "1J1 re or service
ft ir . "7 . .V atuvitv OX
churches, schools and or hnnZ""1
been iudfiatigLlo and wonderfullv
v'a&b iur 11 m rniirfn r w n
- V V ';n,7 wisn that. "nder
pastors eble to command as ready help
or 11 -tvargelical work a, ouh the
Llin lll'M i ll 11 1 'l rr lnniu-nAn a A 1 m
miuadi hihi ins prioJTS.
X- f Tl L'.-lfi-.u.'
Air. t K hrrJk'niThom .. V. n ,1
dotted tne Free K Lg-cnUts about two
rears suro in i,n mti-iu in n
Uc Monthly, tales up the assertion
often mde core; rn-n the de. axlenc
of Christianity, and eav: -i tm inl
clined to think that ait ik Jf'i" ,n
t8ken into account, more people
gSS,0 ting-go ?l
. . . .:er weDt tir
taken into account, more peonle in
wn meeting'-go Intelli-
j . . ' wmi, dm ore.
My imoresslnri in that t.. 1. '
live mind in thf chTin-hty TK
there eyar was. Huildrags are larger
fPBgregarttffis are more numerorrs
the word ia listened to mere eagerly
THGXjOXEiaSKSN OF DEATH.
J MOVRiUI.SEl-l.. PASCAL
The silent cliuri.it stamlotli ut tlii' Mimr.
Ilia house n luwlu-tl ami from roof tj
NoI!i.,,e;lr'1 tIle s,,"'il 'f ill mysterious
Yet each its prescnre feels.
Xo ehamiuug hit, 110 tramp of pawim; feet.
A 1 (lurk aim silent up and down the street.
Aim yet thou iimy st not keep it ;.i(ina Iliero
r or ouc lust kiss or prayer.
.K s,",,e "-' "er iater-
lvrt. " ".uSm or limits Iliac
Fade like n Riin-strnek star.
And thou, too weak aud aconied to lift.
T l-olli, i!.'"""'" ' ilytiiK th.Vs't? r shift
lh inlhiw.nojv without our hrl ,,si J if.
.Nor wait our ministries. 1 11 ns
Th0"lone?'1 "Ua tIleris". 't K forth
inI?.t'.'w M10" tlTUy n loor. not one
0 '"'"J,1;1 ""-l 10 ee t hec po : w" it "v '
V here thou art not, tuiu pray.
No lianel h.ir tliv i. i.(A .. .
our Willis are mists to tui4Vou ,n the street
It waits: it waits for thee, for Jhli ilo,,8-f:Wt
Alone, alone nnou thine awful wnv
lo any show thee kindness? Any'stav
Thy heart ? Or does the silent eifar ( ., r
W hisper "He of Rood ehe 1?"
We kiiow not. None may follow thee irfar
None hear the sound of il,y depart! e .r
Only vast s lenee. !(Ke a stfons bl K'
Hulls 011 'Ih ixt us and 1 hee.
A baby's boot and a skein of wool.
nffJ.pC- 'il't. ami sott; '
i!lll!n 1 P' yo" ?"' "'! norioubtvouYerlBlit
"WtSSjlSS.'JlSg u,ls 81 'y
y&il&'iSS!' ,ook hwe:
wiiicn clung so close to uie. oana,
Ji'll .t!?e5u!l";1,t ki8!,pl her yellow hair
And he dainty lingers, deft ind fair '
Knitted a baby's boot.
T whM V oyeT: 1 camc ashore;
What, tlilnk you. lound I there?
A Rrave the daisies had sprinkled wfcft.
A Ae, e.nipt? and dilrt t u git '
And this beside the chair., BU'
Ib1?5,e ,'twM unflnlshed itilL
k'''t,er 'iMl Bnfi ay to rest
And the babe asleep on her miet brew
Iown In the churchyard drear. Drv,tet
inF?il&new rmds were discovered
S. 3' ,lncres"ig the number of
kno .vn minor planets to 235.
The French Association for the Ad
vancement of (Science has received a
bequest of 820.000. of which the tat?
est is to encourage research concern
ing the antiquity of man.
ti,nh?8h naturast asserts that
the hedgehog cannot bo poisoned
neither fifrvciminn .. : :
acid hnv T ",c'i'u."or Pr.US9'
77 B c"cut upon ir. it
Sff fig rtardIes8 of" thr
ready to extend StotK
scientific industries of, the country
proposes establishing a station in the
north of Swton r.: V" ? Vne
iasssr1 the db oTcrS
Crystals of oxygen have been nm
STIS?11- fi 5quefytaVthe
femovkS thBttreat Pressure and them
removing the pressure. This o-ivea:
Zefffi10 the temper!:
befiW $ SK.llSSf
ihS 7 attnbuted to improvement
in the Burgical treatment olf eye affec
tions, and to the diminisW preva
lence among children of small-pox
Dr. Moffat, in a lecture at Glasgow
has suggested chemical nieJns of
thmg V1? Toice- ,1Ie coilers that
the beautnul vocal tone of Italian
people is in some manner dne to the
presence of pyroxide of hydroircn in
the air and rfon, t.
. -. v... m xiaiy, anu nas
?.h; Wn "Pments in whieh'the inha-
rtLiUn ,ih emicH imifation of the.
Italian air ix-aa faniin,i . 1 .
ndiyiduals a full, clear, rich and mel
low tone of voice.
The copper-workers of the French
villHge tt Jjiirfort inhale for twelve
hours-daily an atmosphere laden with
j opper-dust, and their bkin and hair
beome discolored with topper white
the metal can be dfacovemP in Their
secretions and excretions, and after
death m their bones. Yet, according
Fi5rT5Frt two taton to the
trench actidcinv of r,, v."
w uvivutco. Liin .
jopper appea.s to have no influence.
up..n the he dth of these people. Thev
neither suffer from niii .,i tsJ
tions. i" v-t ur oiner ante
A remarkahlo 1
-mongthe natives of theChiloe Inlands
accordinfl' to a ; . ,-8lau
merely of M
merely of the shell of a s pecies of crah
but serves as a kind of. barometer b
mg very sensitive, to mmospK
Chances, and fnw.ri.'i: "l"UBi'"ec
of -vnwiiiinf tne approacn
?L In u tdry thX' In dry weather
n,ahb11 ifJ nwrly white.bui small red
o?,to??peMron i; 'ibtheapp,oach
ot mobture. and ..... 4
and size as the ii.Tnnn. i
limit A.,.; .1. "l"" luticmw,
. RennrfH of i...i ... .
c .Mucmrijr iow lemDera-
lhrS? meiVtd With
?L!Vr thermometers whichwere
r,c; ? 'feezing mercury, and of
which eich'oen i?av
two nwrvu tnn . .. '
Iwaiititiw i. "iT8"1 wraie two.
r """Uy-Unifhed instruments, bv a.
x-wuuou maKer of high reout tndi
cated a temperature KoSPSfiet2t
degrees below th tr.t,." t "Pf?
uon to lauJty construction, another
,j vi.. ine luoe. and i)r
Rae statH that tv.. rj'ruu y.r- .
. . vuocinti iirouuctain
way may amount to eight degiee
The flilef Bfnrnol nffi... 1 ,
taken an investigation iato the Dro-
obtained thus fa?, it h5 been ascert
tained teat, taking Fort AsstaaS Sf
ta Montana, as a starting poinVthe- '
tour cold waves of x-o-t Jtvzy. H& i
averaged ten hours in reaching the
W?!1 "J!? "ta'lo?" at Sr? Vifcent
iniuu., xiuruo, uaK North l'latto !
fv.i . I ,rex- and Santa Te. N M ' i - i
S 'tw' ChlVK. UL. Memphis. V M
ItX fArtv hiiuo . .
KUrsr' A. Knoxville, Tena.. Vicks
Km and Brackettvil er Tex
and blty hours to inr.h,t. T
Augusta, Ga., and Mobie, Ala.
Rom ft T.nrrli-,h irtlunt(Dfa
. ; wvnuwow un v c DeGn
trying to exjdain why it is that persons
Who have luvomu l
- - " m a log. or
who are for any reason unable to see
their wav. urnl!v wuit n i '
law f"llowi1?? a straight line.
Mr. TT. bardtn thinks that the caused
may be found in a difference in the
strength r.f the legs, the stronger of
the two oni-walking the other when
not controlled hv t.hS -ni t WI;n
mation of this View. T t?:
win ret ouats ro.no experiments Tn
ehemL whn th 'IZJSWL
circled to the left 9i.fi?h.iu ""
KhT, ,t0 ,lh?. t ly aT fhey
hrid d lf tr,e Tory's CorrecC
hiie one boy who seemed to be
neither r ght-lerrffert . n T i!it J?5
but to use th tA it"
eo ual f aeilit J Tl l'
e'eviated much WfgS "
course than any of t he others. In
ctber i m-r, Mr.'. Thos. Hawkslev
itgs of equaUewrh, in which case the
""grrmuu must nave a tendency to
outstrip the other in walking. 7
The rkrmin om'rLV,..' .
..jti... j;i iai-, swarg.
S?or? fiv Jean, for the best Or
man niatoripai nrrtr , ... .
tnat period, has Just been given te.
v-.imui vuii irsiiscnKe,