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Trial of O'Neil, the Boodle Alder
manThe Testimony of -Miss
A Bank Official Gets Away with
Thirty Thousand Dollars,
and the Result.
New York, Janurjr It.- The trill of tx-Aldsr-msn
0'eil (boudJer) was centiu4 todT. A
lsr crswd of txpvctant spsciaUirs fii ed the
roam, awaitlni; startling dnvelopmsnts that had
sen promiwd Oae was in the shape of a Kiss
Lou Fox, who lived at the residence f Mrs. Mc
l.auKhliu, whose tentimony is rerj interestlnK.
She was one of the witnesses for tse defanao, and
proved a oid on. Her testimony, as hronght
out bj O'Neil'a counsel, was the most important of
any yet introduced. She said she reaided at Mrs.
McLauuhliu's residence from Octoker. 1S8S, to
June, Her testimuay was a completa denial
of all that Katie Me and ex-Alermaa Waits said
as U the meeting ot the comblnatioi at Mrs. Mc
Laughlin's house. She sa:d they had never met
there, becauae she had waited urn ths family con
tinuously and without interruption, hhe was
asked how it was that she opened the door, and
icplii-d: "Mrs. McLaughlin asked mete, as the
servant was loo atupid." Witness further said:
"The girl only remained two weeks alter I
"Did you know McLaughlin waa an alder
nmnS'' "Yes, of course I AAf
On reply to questions as to whether she had seen
VVaite in the house she said she had not.
"Then, if he stated he attended a meeting of al
dermen at the house, he lied"
"Indeed, he did."
.Similar questions were asked as to other wit
neebes and the Isdy made the same reply. She
stated there were meetings of the Tammany gen
vml committee at the house. ,
"Why did you not testify on the McCinado trial?"
Witness did not answer.
On cross-examination by Col. Fellows, the latter
said: . ,
"You knew that McQuade was being tried. hy
did you allow him to be tried, convicted and im
prisoned without givini: information t"
Objected to by counsel by defease, but the court
allowed it.
"1 would have testified," witnessed answered, "if
I hud been sent fer, but no one came for me. In
explanation she stated she had conversed with
Mrs. McLaughlin about McOjiade, but did not
think what she knew was of importance. Wit
ness answered several question sasked her.
Mrs McLaughlin was asked to take the stand.
She said Lucinda Fox was her cousin, and her
evidence waa the exact counterpart of that iven
by Miss Fox.
She said: ,
"My husband did not answer the bell. He was
in a feeble condition. V e had frequent Tisitois.
I alsays saw them."
Mr. Mitchell said: (
"-tand up. Mr. O'Neil."
Tl.en, turning to witness:
"Did vou ever see that man?
"I remember seeing him but once He came
with Aidermun Clary, and 1 think it was in July,
"Did you spend vour evenings at home?
"Almost always'my husband was sick and 1 re
mained in the house."
"Could a meeting of thirteen gentleman have
taken place in your parlor in May or June, lbM,
without your knowledae?"
"That woula be impossible. Ihere was no
such meeting."
' Friends called almost every evening."
Mr. Nl'ol cross-examined witness: He did
not i u ceed in changing her evidence.
Mrs. jicLaughlin declared she had never seen
ex-Alderman W aite at her house, and he had never
been there. This was in contradiction of Alderman
Waite, who said when he was a member of the rail
road committee of the house of aldermen he met
with other members at McLaughiin's frequently
Mrs. McLaughlin said the first time she ever saw
Waite he was having his boots blacked on the cor
ner of Sixth avenue and Thirty
third street, a few weeks ago.
When he was pointed out to her, she remembered
Steiner, Sullivan, Caseidy and others in the Tam
many general committee of of which her huB
bandwas chairman. She eaid these gentlemen
were at her house frequently in that year.
As Mrs. McLaughlin was leaving the stand, Mr.
Mitchell said:
"You have committed no crime and want no im
munity from the district attorney, do you?"
Mrs. McLaughlin said:
"That lady shook her head. Iiichard J. Sul
livan, secretary of the Tammany committee, of
which McLaughlin was chairman and clerk of the
supreme court, testified he was at McLaughlin's
house every evening from January 1, 1884, until
McLaughlin went to Saratoaa in July that year.
None of the 'Boodlers' were there on any of those
evenings. Miss Fox invariably opened the door
Sullivan waa questioned closely regarding his
knowledge of the traits of Mciuade.
Jus ice Barrett asked him sharply why he did
not co me forward and tell hie story?
Sullivan replied he did not wish to get mixed up
with the affair.
Then you sat by the officers of the court and
heard testimony given against McQnade which you
kne-v vou could contradict, and was silent?
Justice Barrett's face wore a disagreeable, ugly
look rb he turned In his chair from Sullivan.
W. J. Cowley, who lodged in the hall bed room
of the rear part, or at McLaughlin's, in 1883, was
called and said he gave up his room to McLaugh
lin's nurse after tha operation of February, 1884.
After the nurse left, Miss Fox slept in that room.
Cowley slept In the basement. He had never seen
O'Neil at McLaughlin's house, hut bad seen Ful
graff several times.
Another Good Man Gone Wrong and Off
With $30,000.
Jersey City, January 29 The Germanla Sav
ings bank, 140 Mewark avenue, closed its doors this
morning. C. M. Schroeder, secretary and treas
urer, is missing and it is believed he has gone to
Canada. There is a deficit of $30,000 in the cash
account. Application will be made for a receiver.
Vice-president Louis A. Lienan says that securi
ties are intact.
News of the wreck of the Germania bank spread
rapidly, and the street was thronged with anxious
( pon the door was the following notice:
"This bank is closed pending application to the
chancelhu for instructions," and signed "Louis A.
Lineau, second vice-president." The trustees
met last night, and found the hooks all written up
and eecurities intact, but there was not a cent of
cah. The balance of the i(:KK),Hfle,the trustees claim,
that assets are sufficient to pay all claims, 75 per
cent, now and the remainder after a snlllcient time
to enable the bank to dispose of the real estate
held by it. The bank's books are locked up, and
it i impossible to obtain details.
echroeder tied after Beeing he could not conceal
his crime. He is a well known German and gen
eral faiorite. Ho has a wife and two children,
and is known to have lost, money in speculation
The police have learned that Treasurer Schroe
tler was at home at 1 o'clock this morning, his
house is being searched. Four trustees of the
hank w ere on his bonds for 50,0(10. State Sena
tor W.K. Kdwards. counsel for the bank, re
ceived instructions from Chancellor Eungan this
morning. The trustees are ordered to settle the
bunk's affnirs hy disposing of all its available se
curities. No receiver will be appointed for the
present at least. Edwards stated the depositors
would not lose over 20 per cent, at the most, and
that all will probably be paid in iull evenentually.
Schroeder left a six month note upon himself for
.3o,ii00, dated January 31, to President Lineau's
erdt r.
Thirty Thousand Men Now Out, Includ
ing Railroad Men. -
New Yobk, January 29. The strike goes hope
lessly on, causing an immense amonnt oi incon
venience to those against whom it is directed nd
no little suffering to the strikers. Its managers
are now threatening to stop the running of trains
on elevated railroads. Trackmen were yesterday
ordered to load coal ana tne men witnoot excep
tion refused to go. Should the coal order be re
noinwt It Is aniri that the trackmen will strike and
their example will be followed by all the other
Th. attention of the strike to the railroad f relirht
handlers on the several railroads having dock
facilities on city water tront orouxni me nuinoer
aivtfrnra now ont nn to nearlv 3u,l)00.
The probability is that before the day is over the
railroad employes win cease worn, mo meu oa
the vew York city & Northern ailroad pier, on
East river, claim to have had a grievance agaiBst
the company, though this is denied by the com
pany. The men, through sympathy with the coal
!i.ioio nrl atflatnahin longshoremen, went ont
yesterday. The railroad men on the Hartford
dock. East river, will be the next te eo out, and it
is rumored that to day the men on lue reuusyi
vania and other railroad docks will go out.
The gr-'atest difficulty ia moving freight on the
docks along North river, where the most of the
ocean steamships are berthed. All outgoing ves
sels have been detained for want of coal.
The Cnnard company expect to be able to sail
the Gallia to-day. Jamee E. Quinn, of the execu
tive board of the Longshoremen s union, was ar
retted for ronsnirin; to injure the bminew of the
Old Domiaion Stoamahip company. The aclioa Is
broaght in the failed Statea circuit cnrc to re
cover tl'.uOO damage, lie waa relaaasd en 5,UU0
Although the place of many striker hav bn
filled with green haade there ts considerable diffi
culty in moving freight. The Mallory line refused
to take any more freight to-day, and will act re
ceive any more nntil the freight nn hand ha been
shipped. Some old hands returned to work.
Thirty new men were put at work leading. Th
steamer will sail to day on time.
The Carondlet sailed yesterday with a full cargo
and plenty of coal New hands are at
work oa the Woodline ateamer, Sau
Marco, which will sail to day if the
cno he loaded in time. Mr. Ward snid tue men had
struck for an advance of It) cents, and nave been
given that advance. He expected to have the
vfsael ready to tail on time. He could not ay
that the advance would be permanent. At the
pier of th Clyde line the same diffknity in mov
ing freight occurred. In North river more diffi
culty occurred. Losg line of empty tracks stood
In front of every pier where the men had been put
to work, in iraiy cases truckmen helped to load
their own trucks. -
New York, January 59. Suit has beea brought,
not only against Quinn, but also against J J.
kcKenna, L. B. l'nmam, Patrick Mi-Gee, and
Thomas McGrath, who, wilt) (jninn, conatituied
the executive b ard of the Longshoreman' asso
ciation. Council for Quinn said noae of the ac
cused would run away aad as soon as hail could be
procured for them they would be delivered to the
marshal. Council said the char e was brought
for the purpose of Intimidating and compelling
the member of the execntive board to flee from
the city.
The Great Pugilist Knocked Out by a
Nrw York, January 29. John L. Sullivan,
pngilist acoompanied by his brother Mike, arrived
here last evening to get "the best surgical opinion
aa to his broken arm. They went to the office of
Dr. Say re, who, after an examination of tue in
jured member, eaid that it had been set with the
palm downward instead of the reverse, and while
the lighter conversed with his friends, the doctor
by a furtive glance observed Sullivan's pre-occupa
Hon and placing his left hund on Sullivan's fore
arm and leitnpon th wrist he uave the arm a sud
den wrench, which broke the b nesa second time.
-ullivan hound from his reclining positiou with
a sharp cry of pain, and sunk back .in the cushions
in a dead fainting spell Salts and otler reviving
applications soon brought him back to conscious
ness, and he found his left hand iviag palm up
wards as Dr. Saire says it should be. But the
lighter was knocked out and became further
wearied by fruitless itcbings. He wus straightened
out after a while and his arm was bound in felt
wadding and finally set in plaster of Paris. Dr.
Sayre says it will be all right in a few weeks and
will he as strong as ever. During his after chat
Sullivan stated that his arm was broken by a left
hand upper cut, not by a round arm blow.
A Cleveland Woman Appears in the
Poisoning Act.
Cleveland, January 29. When Mrs. f'abelsk
mnrdered her three children and then committed
suicide the newspapers published long accounts
of the crime. A liotiemian Biieet here puunsiieu
a graphic discriptios of the premises and a long
interview with surviving children. Frank Koth,
Bohemian, living at No. 10 Amos street, read a
part of it to his wife and two children. He is a
well to do mechanic and lived happily. His wife
listened to the account of the Cabelsk murder and
then bade her husband read it. He went over it a
third time and then she took the paper to the
neighbors and had It read twice more. Thursday
she tent her mother for yeast, and took a heavy
dose of Rough on lists and forced a dose of the
poison down the throat of her babe. When her
old mother returned she alarmed the neighbor
hood. The doctors were called, but they tame too
late. The woman died in great sgony and her
babe expired soon after. The doctors kept the
affair to themselves, and the police did not learn of
it until to-day.
Local ItemsAnother Discovery of Coal
Llano News.
Special Telegram to the Statesman.
Buknet, January 2!). Prof. Hall will open up
bis singing class in this city again Monday night
with a concert at the Baptist church.
Mr-J. A. hannon starts to Austin to-dav as a
representative of the Granite Riiles, in response
to a letter sant by Maj. Roberts for a meeting of
representatives in that citv from each company
comprising the Second regiment.
J. i). Hicks, son-in-law of Mr. Mays, and one
of Burnet county's most respected citizens, living
on Morgan creek, in this couuty, died yester
day. me naniiiues or u . w, xiaiuora, at vvuus cros
sing, in this county, whose failure was reported in
yesterday's Statesman, were $7,8t.M, and his
assets $ti,2U5.45.
We were shown yesterday by vV. II. Blackburn,
judge of this judicial district, some samples of coal
which he had taaen from land on his ranc'j, some
two niilee southeast of this city. It is of the bi
tuminous variety, and burns splendidly, he having
thoroughly teBted it time and again at his resi
dence in this city He does not know what the
thickness of the vein is, but from the surface in
dications, it would appear to be
about two feet in thickness. He
will on next Monday put in a blast on the land to
determine the extent of the vein. Should the coal
be found to beia paying quantities there it will be
worked at once, and its close proximity to the rail
road, faclllating the handling of it, will assure big
money in some man's pocket.
On the first Tnesdav in March, Sheriff Wolf will
sell 10 0 acreB out of "the George Byerly survey, 17
miles north of Burnet, to satisfy judgment in favor
of olfli ers of the district court of Travis countv,
for $72.07, levied on as the property of Mrs. E . M .
Espy; also one-half Interest in 674 acres of the
George Bferly survey, to satisfy a judgment of D.
H. Slayto'n for $14.4", levied on as the property of
M. Martin; also lot 12 in the Logan-Vondiner ad
dition to the town of Burnet, and lot in block 7, of
the Peter Kerr portion of the town, levied on as
the property of Martin, to satisfy a judgmant in
favor of the officers of the district court of Travis
county, for $57.U'J.
From a gentleman just from Llano we learn the
following Items: The grand jurv was In session
nearly three weeks, and returned 53 bill 41 mis
demeanors and 12 felonies. Of the felonies 7 were
for theft, one for assault to murder and four for
perjury. The citizens of Llano are humping them
selves to secure the extension of the A. & N W.
railroad. That a weekly newspaper will soon be
started in that city. Mrs. McDonald living in that
city is still very low. Water for stock purposes is
very scarce.
Mr. W. G. Keyser and R II. loseley, promi
nent stock men of Loyal Valley, are in this city,
and can be found at the Burnet hotel.
W. H. Muhey, a knight of the grip, is rustling
around in this city, and is autographed at the Bur
net hotel.
List of Cases Decided at Galvoston yester
day. Special Telegram to the Statesman.
Galveston, January 29. The following cases
were affirmed:
Sylvester Garza vs. Francisco Lopez et al., from
Starr county.
A Tholean vs. Nicholas Tierra, from Webb.
Gulf, Colorado & Santa Mo vs. W. B. Spann,
from Washington.
C. P. Smith ye. Wallie, Landea & Co., from
A.M W White vs. Smaltz, Monroe & Co., from
Ben Kirby vs. the State, from Jones.
George W. Horlwell vs. the State, from Gray-
BThe case of John H Hatch vs. Allen & Schwab,
from Victoria, was reversed and remanded.
In the case of Archer Allen vs. the State, from
Kendall, motion to dismiss appeal was granted on
account of escape of plaintiff.
Motion for rehearing were overruled In the fol
lowing cases:
Burke & Black etal. vs. Latimore & Freeland,
from Lamar.
U. L. Vlcon vs. Harbut, Blanks A Co., from
The Stockmen.
Chicago, January 29. Twenty-three commia
slon firms at the stock yards here have refused to
join the national and local livestock exchanges,
and are about to start a rival exchange. They
have decided to issue a circular to stockmen call
ing attention to the action of the national ex
change in Increasing prices of commission, boy
cotting outsiders, asking railroads to revoke
passes, and calling in solicitors.
Balloting in Indiana.
Indianapolis, January 29 Legislature met in
joint convention at noon and took one ballot.
There were a large number of pairs, and but sev
enty members were present. A ballot resulted:
Turpie, 84; Allen, 3. The republicans refrained
from voting. .
The Colored Strikers.
Fort VTound, V ..January 29. A large party
of coloied men, armed with stick and stones
raided the pier at Newport News at 1 o'clock this
mo nlng, and drove off the men loading Old
Domiaion steamers.
Senator Beck Succeeds in Having
the Railroad Attorney Bill
Taken Up.
Lanham Obtains $10,000 for Seeds
for the Drouth Sufferers
in Texas.
Wasminbton, Jannary 29. Th hou cahl rarl
road hill was referred to the committee en th
District of Columbia,
Th senate Dili for the protection of the morals
of minors in the District of Columbia, reported
from the district committee, was placed on the
Senate bill to amend the law estahllahing Yel
lowstone park, which wa nnder diicusiion yea
tenlay, was taken up.
Mr." Van 'A'yck inquired whether the bill pro
posed to alter the dimensions of ihe park.
Mr. Manderson replied that the limits were ex
tended on the east and on th" west, but were di
minished by two mile on th north.
Mr. Van Wyck intimated that the object of
changing the northern limit was to allow a rail
road to pass through there two miles, and that
would bs dangerous to the park.
Mr. Manderson explained the proposltioa as
being one to change and defii more clearly the
limits of the park. It had nothing whatever to da
with the building of the railroad.
The hill was diseased till 3 o'clock, when the
presiding ofticsr presented undnished busiuesi, it
being th railroad attorney bill.
Mr. Vest moved the hill be postponed till Moa
day. Th motion was agreed to. Y'eas, 24; nays, a.
Mr. I!ck-1 understand the senate, by this vote,
has displaced the railroad attorney bill altogether,
so that it new stands at the foot of th special or
der. Ami right in that?
The Presiding Oftlcor -The chair I of the opin
ion that it places tt.e bill on the calendar subject
to the revolution.
Mr. Beck I desire to give notice that on Monday
next, and every other day that I can do o until a
fair vote is taksa on that bill, I shall make a mo
tion to take it up The senate has seen fit to ills
pace a'td put it at the bottom. Now (with much
emphafisi, it shall be voted on.
Mr. Ailis.m I hope the gentlemon from Ken
tucky will allow the. appropriation bills to con
vene. Mr. Beck I have no doubt thl will be an
tagonized in every form and from every quarter.
On motion of Mr. Vest the consideration of the
Yellowstone park bill was rsBiinied by a vote of 34
to 17.
Mr. Van Wyck offered an amendment which was
adopted, providing that any settler on territory
newly added to the park by this bill shall be en
titled to all the rights and privileges now given by
the lan s of the United Slates ana territories. Af
ter further disenssion and amendment" the hill
passed. Yeas, 49; nays, 8.
On motion of Mr. Beck the railroad attorney bill
was again taken up so as to be unfinished business
for Monday.
After a secret session the senate adjourned.
On motion of Mr. Lanham the bill passed ap
propriating $IH,ink1 to enable the commissioner of
agriculture to make special distribution of seed in
the drouth-stricken counties of Texas.
Mr. Steele, of Indiana, attempted to call up the
consideration of the bill for reorganization of the
army, suggesting that as war had been declared It
was an important action and ehuuld be taken up
on that measure.
The suggestion raised a laugh, but the house de
clined to take up the special order and went into
committee of the whole on the postoQl e appro
priation bill. Mr. Blount, of Georgia, in charge
of the Dill, briefly explained
its provisions, stating no new
legislation was proposed, and that the suggestion
of the department had, in the main, been followed
There was an increase o which he called attention
of the committee aa appropriation in behalf of
mail depred tlons and postollice inspectors. For
this service t'iu i,o(Hl were given, being an increase
of 1' 0,0o0 over the appropriation last year. This
increase was given to enable the postmaster gen
eral to investigate more thoroughly the frauds
which, in many cases, exisiea in me conduct, oi
fourth-class postniticea. He cited several Instances
In which fourth alass postmasters had made false
reports as to tne amount ot stamps canctieu y
them, and upon which their cnmpensatl n
was based, and he expressed the belief
that . great reformation of the service
would be worked If the postmasters of this class
knew that the postmaster general had an increased
force of insp ctors at his command.
Mr. Peters, of Kaunas, while not opposing the
hill, regretted it did not contain a provision mak
ing an allowance to postmasters of the third and
fourth clashes for clerk hire, and light and fuel.
The hill was reported to the house and passed, and
the house again went into a committee on the dis
trict of Columbia appropriation bill. After a brief
debate the committee rose, the bill was passed and
the house adjourned.
Washington. January M). The jury in the Em
mons lunacy trial rendered a verdict that Mrs. iim
mons is capable of managing her affairs.
Burned to Death at a Masquerade Ball in
St. Lodis. January 29. A special from Welling
ton, Kansas, says:
While a masquerade ball was in progress at
Freeport, a small town a few miles west of here,
in Harper county, last night, a paper bead dress
worn by Miss Cora Buelda, one of the masked,
caught fire from a bracket lamp near which she
was standing. She Immediately pulled the cap
from her head and threw it upon the floor, but,
while endeavoring to trample it under foot, her
dress, which was also trimmed with paper, caught
fire, and she was burned to death in the presence
of one hundred panic-stricken people.. The ladies
present attempted to extinguish the flames by tear
ing off ber clothing, keeping the gentlemen at a
distance meanwhile, and preveuting them from
rendering any assistance until It waa too late. The
young lady was a resident of Ottowa, 111., and was
"visiting relatives in Freeport,
Manning to Resign.
New Yoiik, January 29. A Washington special
to the Tribune ays:
"The general impression Is that Secretary Man
ning will resign shortly, to accept the presidency of
the Western National bank of New York. He had
a long consultation with the president yesterday
afternoon, 0e result of which, it is believed, leaves
him free to accept the offer "
Mr. Manning, when asked as to his intentions,
said :
"I am not In a position to deny or affirm these
stories. I prefer to sav nothing just now."
An intimate friend of the secretary said : "The
position of M r. Manning is just this: The com
pany is not yet organized No directors have bevn
elected, hence the presidency is nut definitely
agreed upon He will not deny though, that he has
been approached on the subject. I have a good
reason tor believing that the offer will lie made to
morrow, and that .Mr. Manning will accept It."
The Cattle Disease.
Sprinofield, ill.,JantiHry 29. The answer of
the stock committee was delivered to the speaker
of the legislature to-day in reply to the bill passed
by the house last week, requiring information as
to pleuro pneumonia. The answer affirms that
2,' 0 more cattle that have, been exposed to disease
will be quarantined, in addition to the 2,500 already
quarantined. This will be followed by an ap
praisement. Diseased aad exposed cattle will be
A Gang of Boy Thugs Broken Up at Bos
ton. Boston, January 29. A gang of juvenile horse
thieves, who have been stealing horses and sleighs
from this neighborhood, were broken up by the
police yesterday. Two of the gang have been ar
rested and another two have escaped with stolen
horse and sleighs. The gang were organized
about the first of the month, and since that time
have stolen upwards of worth of prop- rty.
The horses and sleighs stolen were taken to a stable
on Windsor street, which the thieves hired for the
purpose of keeping stolen property until it waa
sold. The operations of the gang were so bolt
that tho police supposed the work done by profes
In several cases the lads broke into stables and
stole horses and sleighs, but generally
they drove off the horse which they
found on the streets. The police were Informed a
few days ago of the-boys' action, and, upon making
Investigation, discovered they were the parties for
whom they ban been looking.
George I). Pes. 17 years old, one of the gang,
whose brother was recently sent to prison for bur
glary, was arrested late Thursday evening II st
first denied knowing anything about the horses and
sleighs, but after being locked up a short time he
made a full confession.
The officers yesterday morning arrested another
of the gang named Winstow A. Wilson, aged 16
year. Id. F. Carl, 8 1 years old, leader of the
gag, and James Knllivan, 14 yeara, learned In
aome way ot the arrest of their companions and
left th city, taking with them the horses and
sleighs stolen by the gang. It is supposed they
have gone te Canada to dispose of the property.
He Talks About His Uncle and The Presi
dency. Niw YonK, Jannary 2a. The Trihnae eays:
"On of Blaine's nephews, F. L. Stanwood, of
Boston, is at the Fifth Avenue hotel talking about
bis nncle. He eaid, among other things it wa
connltd to pnblic opinion that Blaine la sot filled
with ambition of beiug president, but if all conld
hear him talk as I have at times they would know
his real condition of mind I was with him last
summer far a considerable time, and I recollect
hi talking wer the presidency. He eaid to me
thit Jimmy Black's tliapositioa of a presidential
rac atuck him as the most forcible Illustration
of it character. J udue Black turned It to a fox
huat. Its chief print is to go careening over the
ennnrry leaping tneieaces and aitcnes, and going
pell mell acros the field at head-long pace with
the hound in full cry and the fox ahead of them
It is enoach to stir a nan's blood
to fever boat, but after all, when the
thing ia finished it is only a " fox. Mr.
IWaiae said to me distinctly that ia
his own preference ho would much rather
see a friend placed in the presidential chair and go
back to the state department whsr he considers
that he left a great and (incompleted work, than to
he president himself. Whatever may bs the drift
of him and the outlook of the fnturo 1 am confi
dent that he i sincere in that wihh."
Society Events One Boy Shoots Another
Special Telegram to the Statesman.
Gkorhetown, January 2. Quite a society
event occurred I'hursdav night, presided over by
Mr. and Mr. John T. Marker, at their reception
givanin honor of Mis Younger Bailey, of Mis
sissippi. I hepaity was termed a rainbow party,
and certainly for beauty, it excelled, while the
falter oaes, gaily dressed, represented well the
many hues ef ths "sign of promise." Miss
Bailey, the cuest of our city, was superbly dreesed
In heliotrope satin. Sho proved herself moat
captivating, and among our fair ones she reigned
the belle and queen. Singing hv Misses Bailey,
Levin Mackey and Mrs, M.A. Dean, and recita
tions by Miss nnie M. Powell, our accomplished
elocution teacher, and one of her scholars, Miss
Cornie Hodges, and a splendid supper entertained
the guests until past midnight.
Master Charles Pellet, a young Frenchman and
message hoy at the telephone office, Insulted a
young darkey, young Walter Woalhersby, jr.
I he darkey responded by calling him a liar, and
using alse another forcible epithet. Pellet went
into his honse and returned with a shotgun and
shot him, burning him considerably and scarring
him a groat doal more, but beyond that nothing.
Pellet gave bond and wears his honor gracefully.
Gustav Barnhardt Btarted to tako a ride yester
day in a gig. His horse took fright and ran away.
The horse was badly sprained and the vehicle
mashed all to pieces. The boy escaped unhurt.
rillSONAL. '
Ma. W. O. Pfaeffls left for Brenham to day to
visit his parents.
Mr. M.Liller, representing the life insurance
business, is doing up our city.
Theatrical The New Depot-Progress of
the Town.
Special Telegram to the Statesman.
Bastrop, January 29. The Bella Golden drama
tic troupe has just closed a successful engagement
here. This indicates no especial ability on the
part of the troupe, but shows the taBte and inclin
ation of our people. The presence of the com
pany has resulted in one good, at least. We begiu
to realize how badly we need a larger and better
hall. The erectio i of an opera house Is under dis
cussion, and promises to materialize.
Another thing we greatly need ia a bank. Our
local capitalists could easily supply the money, and
theie Is no question hut It would be a most profit
able investment; but it is bard for thorn to believe
tlia' anything beats 12 p r cent, notes.
The elegant little passenger depot, just across
from the Casino, is almost completed.
The improvements in the eastern and north
eastern part of town is most marked. Innumer
able li'tle homes are being erected Among the
more elegant structures now building, are the resi
dences of Messrs. Kennedy, Baslian, Parish,
Weatherford and others.
A number of the young folks met last evening
at the residence of Mrs. Ancheron and effected the
organization of a literary society.
Calvarv Episcopal church Is making extensive
preparations for the annual visitation of Bishop
Gregg on the 30th Inst. Some of the best mu
sical talent of the town baa been secured and no
doubt the occasion will bean interesting one
Mrs. Phettfier, wife of the late Hen. George
Pheuffer, accompanied by Miss Pbeuffer, la visit
ing ber daughter, Mrs. Dr. Garwood.
Mr. Sam Hooping, of Dupre, Is In town.
Mrs. II. C, Nash, of Elgin, is a guest of her
mother, Mrs. Col. IIIgglniL
Extending the Santa Fe Views on the
Special Telegram to the Statesman.
Galveston, January 29. A delegation of busi
ness men from Weatherford and Cleburne arrived
In the city, yesterday, for the purpose of conferring
with the directory of the Cult, Colorado & Santa
Fe railway, relative to extending that line from
Cleburne to Weatherford, a distance of forty miles
Tha delegation from Weatherford comprises A, H.
Andrews, J. T. Harcomb, W. It. Sherman and T,
D. Lewis. Cleburne is represented by K. M. Heath
and Captain Skerlock. These gentlemen hold a
long consultation with the chief directors of
the road to-day, resulting In an explicit
arrangement for the extension of the road to
Weatherford within the next six month. The
precise terms uf the agreement are not made pub
lic as yet, but suffice to say Ihe company is guar
anteed the entire right-of-way and a handsome
bonus from each town. Tho visitors are highly
pleased with the result of thel trip, and say they
are dead certain that cars will be running into
Weatherford over the Santa Fe road hy August 1 .
The senatorial question seems to absorb a good
deal of attention here. Nearly every one who
takes any Interest in politics has his favorite can
didate among the three names, Reagan, Maxey and
Ireland. While it 1b generally admitted
that Galveston's solid men are
for Maxey, there i-i no disguising the growing
popularity of Mr. Reainn. The Evening Tribune
has an Interview with Mayor Fulton on the sena
torial deadlock, whence the mayor la quoted as
sayinL': "I am a Reagan man throughout and 1
rcunrd him as the ureatest man in Texas." His
honor also thinks tho interstate commerce hill,'
crude though it ba, as the most important piece of
lugislatlon of the past fifty years.
Representative Gresham arrived home this morn
ing to spend Sunday. He was interviewed today
on the senatorial balloting.
A New Way to Collect Doubtful Indebt
edness. IIbi.kna, Mont., January 29. Hon. A, J. Kellg
man, a rich hew York banker, who was held as a
hostage by three hundred miners at Gregory
mines, twenty-five milfcs from here, was released
last night upon arranging with the miners for the
payment of their back wages. When the other
members of Seligman's party, Messrs. E. W,
Balch and General Manager Child were released
hy the exasperated miners they proceeded to this
city, bringing with them a telegram from Sellg
man to his father in New York, telling the latter
that If the company did not pay the men he would
answer for the consequences or for the protection
of property, or himself. The amount Involved
was seventy-five thousand dollars.
J. and W. Seligmsn of New York, are the lar
gest stockholders. They lininenlately telegraphed
money to Helena, and A, J ' Seligmsn was re
leased at mldnlg'it on a message lent to the men
by Gov. ilsuser, guaranteeing payment of the
A soon as the miners determined upon seizing
Hellgman, they appointed a committee and de
tailed guard to close every saloon in the camp,
Seligman was treated with the utmost respect and
Courtney. He waa paroled and allowed the free
dom of the camp on his word of honor that he
would not leave, ana mat payment would De made,
New Railway.
Topeka. Kan.. January 29 -A charter was Issued
yesterday to the Emporia, Wlnfleld & Fort Scott
rtauroaa company, which win be built from a point
in Lyon county, tbrougn Lyon, Chase, Greenwood,
Butler and Cowley counties to the south line of the
state, then through the Indian territory and the
state of Arkansas, te the city of Fort Smith, Arkan
sas. The length of the road will be 37j mile, and
the capital slock $5,000,0011
In West Virginia.
Charleston, W. Vs., January srll. The leglsla-tn-e
In joint assembly to day cast its fifth ballot
for United States senator Vote: Camden, 37;
Willey, 82; Burdette igreenhacker), 6; Judge John
son, 4; John Brannan, 3; A. J. H amnion, 2; Gov.
Wilson, 11. C. Nuns and L. H. Newman, 1 each.
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