Newspaper Page Text
i VOL. XVI. AUSTIN, TEXAS. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10 l NO 13 At WEJ STATESMAN. ' n V' r I i COURTRIGHT. The Noted Texas Desperado and Character Assassinated in Fort Worth Last Night. Ha is Slain by Luke Short the Port Worth Boss Gambler. Jpeiial Telegram to the Statesman. I'.hit Won ru, February 8. Jiin Courtright, the ;JI-known character of Texas, was assassinated t-idglit between 8 and 9 o'clock, before the White h'leohant saloon, by Luke Short, the gambler who figured so prominently in the trouble at Dodge Ci'j , Kan., in the winter of 1862 and 188, when the i.tobling fraternity took possession of that town dad were finally expelled by a vigilance committee. Lu'.e Short has long been the king gambler of Fort Worth. Courtright has been mixed up in id 'i.iy desperate affrays, and at one time had ac quired the title of a desperado. His daring esca patl.) was his escape from the Texas State Han-He;'.-, and the oHlcera from New Mexico some two yours ago when extradition papers had' been se cured, and Courtright was to be taken to New M-ilcotobetriedfor murder. For more than a yes: Courtright was a fugitive, spending his time in New Orleans, New York, Dakota and Canada. A lnrge reward was offered for his capture, but the offices never caught him. About a year ago he g ive himself up, and asked to be taken to New -Mexico. This was done, and he was acquitted. ini e his return to FortWortk, as a free citizen, he aa acted in the capacity of private detective, and urlng the strike of April last he served as deputy nlted States marshal, under General Cobell. iring the present winter. The gamb lers: under tae leaaersnip oi inline Sheet, revived Keno. The young men of the city jn -,-r'j fleeced to such an extent that some leading vci'.Uens, it is said, including some of our best and iuuet pruminent merchants employed Courtright s, tit prosecute enongh cases against the gamblers to itiut a stop to keno. This fact is what is supposed : to Lave led to the shooiiug. Courtright was taken ' murvare, and was shot four times ihe.ore he had time to draw. One ,Ulia' took effect near tue ueart, aeatn resulting in- ' st intly. Luke Short was at once placed under Wrest. Coutright leaveB a wite and a 15 year old lua ighter. lie had many frienda among the busi mi'is men of the city, due to his bravery. During 'jtlii- ;iot last April, it is learned, that Courtright's jftunner, B. Ball, tired on Short during the affray uri'3 Is also under arrest. HINT3 FROM HASKELL. Tin Drouth Ended Efforts to Secure a Railroad, h, e ual Telegram to the Statesman. !( iskell, February 8. It seems that the drouth i a out to eai,jr now fortffhe gives tie rainy w.iv.her. ForjisTpial days the atmosphere has i n tilled witlf a mixture of rain, sleet and enow, v i.i '.h was left on the ground in a frozen state, l . ir. night it mettled and to day the clouds promise oiv) igh ra n to last for a season. 'I' e railroad committee, whioh was appointed ; ,-t Monday night, has been working vigorously , .-' weel'., ana Hie amount oi tuoir subscriptions i.s . viv sometiiin over fl'i,'). Vm will be uble for a riili ind u farly twice that amount. A 'ting ol tho citizen-) will be had to-morrow :iirhi at vMili a delegate will 1)9 elect'!, whose tiuty It will be to meet the stockholders of the Pen t Worth Western, ou the ISuki of March at Fort Worth, and to negotiate with tiicoi in helitilr oi fie citizen of liaikeli A bright look ot sutiliction teats on the face of ttie et'.iruy ariiou- row as he turns the soil upside d.Mvn prepare ory i planting his crop of rorghuui, O'lts. etc , ami a mueral eigu i relief wool up-Mt;l.f"Oiutt'v:rf.ri,l(.'innVi-(luv when iln-v awoke "to fto'I the slt.-t an 1 Ice ebtnguA to v.-iter which ii'orn the ere. Iwda afford - relief to tlw thirsty cattle. OEOKGETOWN. Woody Stubbing Allray One Mun Dan gerously Cut Local Maltevs. Special Tele-grim to tho Statesman. GKonoBTowv, February H. On J'K'rrv cnek. aho it dgh' miles out, another ftori.mf- affrcy oi : -in i-1 i('H:.'r hiv. It weiiu tuiil a man named John Kisner and Shin Furieh were at the honseof the latter'e brother. Kisner and Shin Farish being di uok, got into a row, and finally begun to a tight. H'liott Salyer, a bystander, became involved, in an ctfort either to illit or part the combatants. Shin 1 f.rish thereupon ripped out a knife and stabbed Sidyer, the knife entering under the left shoulder, cutting into Hie lungs, lie then cut John Ilisner in the mouth, almost taking his upper lip off. Salyer's wounds are reported critical and his physicana iv his recovery will be a miracle. He had a hem niorage this morning. Shin Farish has skipped; his two brothers have Been arrested. District court finally adjourned to day, after trying Fat Murray for assuult with the intent to m'lrder. The accused assaulted a mexican in a drunken row. at Taylor. Christmas with a very murderous looking knife, and the strangest thing nhom it is the Mexican has never been heard of f aiace. The failure to find the corpus delicti saved a iriai lor miiruer. rue jury iounu Murray gumy O' an aggravated assault. Judge A. S. Walker and District Attorney Rob ertson returned home for good this evening. ' Maj. J. W.Lane, our efficient district clerk, hai purchased him acaligraph for his olllce. ))r. J. A. Denson.of Granger, is in town. lion. James A. Kamsey, of Corn Hill, is among oi.r people. Oapt. J. C. Morrow is at home again from an ex tended canvassing tour. A new firm has started operations here in the way of hardware, stoves and tinware, styled S. T. Atkins & Co., Messrs. Whittle & Harrel repre senting the company. A fine stock of the same is arriving. Your reporter desires to state concerning the aermon preached by Dr. Held, commented on in yesterday's Statesman. The doctor did not single Acatin ootas a epeciully wicked city, but apoke of it as illustrating the sins of cities generally. Salvation Oil has ne superior as a pain remedy, au it coats only 25 cents a bottle. Failure at Temple. r.r,nt..1 Tl ... i Temple, February 8. Quite A ripple of excite 4 liient was created here this morn id g by the an nouncement that the Temple & Ooesville co operative business had been sold to Lessera, Rosen thal & Sulomoj, of Waco, on payment of a debt to t.'.oni. The liabilities are placed at from $4(1,(1011 to J 'i,0 JO, and assets that are available are placed at 1" than .$25,000. Several creditors are on the ground and threaten attachments. The business wa? incorporated and managed by M. M. Williams, If a Dyspeptic will take Simmons Liver Regulator. "Up to a few woeks ago I considered myself the champion Dyspeptio of America. During the years that I have bean afflicted I have tried almost every thing claimed to be a specific for Dys Pi psia in the hope of finding something that would afford permanent relief. I had about made up my mind to abandon n'.l medicines when I noticed an endorse ment of Simmons Liver Regulator by a prominent Georgian, a jurist whom trew, and conolnded to try its effects in my case. I have used but two bottles, and am satisfied that I have strnck the i tr ht thing at last. I felt its beneficial i fleets almost immediately. Unlike all ct'ier preparations of a similar kind no ifjcial instructions are required as to i at one shall or shall not eat. This fact ; -ne ought to commend it to all troubled :A Dyspepsia." J. N. Holmes, Vine i id, N. J. genuine has our trade mark (Z) in red front ot wrapper. J. H. ZEILIS & CO., Philadelphia, Pa. who is regarded as a good business man as well as a man of integrity. The greater part of the debts are owing in Waco. BURNET BUDGET. Movement to Display Burnet's Mineral Resources to the World. Special Telegram te tke Statesman. Bi'unet, February 8. There was a large crowd out at the court house lam night to listen to a lec ture on astronomy. The office of the Burnet and Mason stage line will be removed from the Western hotel, in this city, to the Burnet hotel. Major Seth Ma'iry passed through this city yes terday on his way to liis ranch in Mason county. Mr Ike Colin, a drummer from Now Orleans, is now very sick at the Burnet hotel in thla city. Several hundred broad gauge ti-s are now being delivered at the depot, in luia city, for tho Austin & Northwestern railroad. Hon. Carl Uoeth, member of the house from Blanco county, passed through town yesterday, ac companied by his daughter, on their way to Austin. . , Llano county has just sold to parties In New York, $7500 worth of school house bonds, realizing 1)5 cents on the dollar for them. These bonds are to run ten years and bear 8 per cent, interest Mr. R. J. Whiteman, of Concho county, is com fortable situuted at the Burnet hotel. Mr. R. T. Burnham, overseer of the Slick Rock road, has filed his annual report: Kleven men subject to road duty; also Henry Fhillipps, over peer of the Corwin and Colorado road, recommends li. Bolinghouse as his successor; twenty-two men subject to road work; also II. C. Jackson, overeoer of the third section of the Burnet and Smithwick mills roads, recommends C. W. Stin nett as hie successor, and reports eleven men sub ject to read duty. The verdict of the coroner's jury In the case of Miiler, charged with killing McKay, at the quarry, in this county, was that -McKay came to his death by knife wounds; said knife in the hands of Miller. Miller has engaged Vaid Jt Hammond to defend him, and his preliminary trial will come' off on Friday before Esquire W. E. Morgan, of this pre cinct. Mr. u. R. L. Tuberrille appears ta be leading in tlie race for mayor of this city Quite a strange move is now being made in this city to do away with the city goverament. But should the matter ever be brought to a vote It will undoubtedly be defeated. We understand that at the next meeting of the commissioners' c urt, which will be held in this city next. Monday, County Judge Crews will recom mend that the county make an appropriation for the purpose of making a proper display of the mineral resources of this county at the Smith sonian Institute, at Washington city, so that east ern capitalists can see the great advantages Burnet county offers for investment of capital. Uen. A. R. Johnson will furnish a 1 the materials free of cost to the county, in consideration of the counties paying for the dressing of the atone and express charges on shipping. Pontotoe, in Mason conuty, has one of tlie finest school buildings and largest attendance of pupils of any town in that western country. Prof. Burney, a graduate of the Sam Houston Normal school, is principal. Prof. Burney is a good educator and a fine scholar his average at the Normal school be ing 9'iVt per cent, lie is a brother of Senator Durnev of the twentieth legislature. SUPREME COURT. List of Cases Decided in the Supreme Tri bunal at Galveston. Special Telegram to the Statesman. Galveston, February 8. In the supreme court to-day the following case was affirmed: J.s. miner vs. Jew iorgs xexas i.ana com pany, from Houston county x ue io manded: The following cases were overruled and re- Citv Bank of Sherman vs. Valentine Weiss, from Jefferaon county. G. A. Kabb (guardian) vs. M. A. Rogers, et. at., from Nueces county. The case of tue State vs. E. J. Lxcas, et. al., fioiij Auttin couutv, was submitted on certificates. .Motio.iB for a re'li-aring were submitted in the foH.iwin .' ca ;pb : P. II. Cumin .li, u al., vs. Hilderbrandt & Co., from Harrix co.inij. J.J. .Hayes vs. Mary Blaton, administratrix, f'Miu l.lhrtv ..n,. Join; Well ; ..( I wile vs. City of Houst'n, f.oin Harris . iit Motion hv ,; i to dismiss appeal was sub piittiil in 'lie .; . J. D. Campbell va. MrryJ. Durrett. et. i ., . ; Cameron county. trie INCIDENT. London, K. . ' I. From an interview with Cj;t. l)unne, i' in charge ot Stanley falls, oiiV''K-go rier, drriae the recent successful at t:fc iiy Arahs, and who is now in London, it ap pr in at li' and Lieutenant Deabois defended the phii-e ni.lil thvir ammunition was exhausted. The Arabs tn-r. ir..ack.'d the station with a rush and c.i-rlr- i ev-.-rytiiir before them, when the whites t mmi I u.'i-..i.-iH''y to fly. Deane ordered pe tiMkwi l :'.'-i oii the buildings, and Jet them on !!. 1'ii. ii I.;.' an-: his parly escaped through underwood, he and Dea'iois fell from a slippery rock into the river. Djane swam ashore, leaving Deabois clinging to tlie rock. While Deane was seeking assistance for Deabois the latter became exhausted and fell away from the rock and ivai drowned. Deane find into the jungle, wi-re he was hunted and tracked by Arabs tor a moiitu. 11a was barefooted all the time, and had ouly a blanket to cover him. He was wounded in the thih and arm, and lived on locusts and wild fruit uutil I'niud nud rescued by friendly unlives. THE F1SUEUY COKHKSrONDENCE. London, February 8. Sir James Ferguson, par liamentary secretary for foreign uff ji.a, stated in the house of commons last evening the corres pondence between Gieat Britain and the United States relative to the Canadian fisheries question would, in a short tim?, be laid before parliament. The correspondence, he faid. contains full infor mation about the hiaiory of the whole affair down to a very recent date. A dispatch from the Do minion government containing suggestions as to the modus viraudi between Canada and the United Stateaisnow on the way to London. The im perial government could not. therefore, send a proposal to Washington until the Canadian dis patch ia received and considered. COItltKSI'ONDENCK WITH KU33IA, London, February 8. Ollicial dispatches which have passed between the Russian and British gov ernments regarding the Bulgarian question are published Tney show that the czar approved of the course of Gen. Kaulbars in Bulgaria, and de clared that efforts to restore the independence of that country would be continued. Lord iddesleigh, then foreign minister, in reply, said the Russian government s impression of events of Bulgaria differed widely with those of the British government. England was equally de sirous of maintaining the treaties relative to Bul garia, and of obtaining a pacific solution of the difficulty. STICK EXCHANGE FLAT. London, February 8, 3 p. m The stock ex change markets are very flat, on lower quotations from Berlin and rumors that Alsace-Loraine would be declared in a state of siege. Adjudged Insane. Special Telegram to the Statesman. Palestine. February S. Frank Peoples, who attempted suicide on Saturday by throwing himse f in front of a movinir enuine. was adjudged insane in the county court to day, and will be sent to the insane asylum ai Terrell, lae nnionunaie man is almost constantly in a raging condition and begs to be killed, and believes that he is soon to oe ex ecuted. His first indication of insanity was during the Christmas holidays. He came to town, took three drinks ot liquor and went uomeand cut nis throat with a razor. He has never been quite rational since. , Closed Out. Special Telegram to thi Statesman. McKiN.tEr, February, 8. John C. Scott, dry goods, was closed by attachment last night, the attachment aggregating about $3 00. The goods will invoice about ten or eleven thousand dollars. SPAIN'. IRRITATION AGAINST THE FRENCH. Madrid, February 8. Much irritation is caused in Spain bv the news that the French minister at Tangier, had induced the eultan of Morrocco to assent to an alteration of a portion of the frontier which adjoins Algeria, so as to secure to France the fertile valley of the Mu Iweego river, and also important strategic positions commanding the valley. GERMANY. TnlNKS THE INDICATION SERI0CS. Berlin, February 8. The Berliner Nachrichten savB Geaeral Von vloltke, in receiving i deputa tion of conservative electors, declared the .political situation wa most serious, and authorized tue deputation to give publicity to his statement. A pleasant, safe, reliable and cheap remedy i Dr. BuU's Cough Syrup. Price 2fi cent. THE M'MILLAN CASE The Examining Trial Begun Yesterday Morning. Synopsis of Testimony as Taken by Justice Calhoun. The examining trial of John McMillan, charged with the murder of Mike Gran-H1.-11, was oommenood before Justice Cal houn yesterday morning. Mr. McMillan, attended by his counsel, Judge Sheeks, was in the court room. Always quiet and retiring in manner, a stranger would never have seleoted from the crowd the modest an unassuming young man to be the one against whom so grave a oharge was pending. The following is a synop sis of the testimony that was taken yes terday. The examination will be con tinued to-day: Mr. Ben Fessel, n witness for the state, being duly sworu upon oath: My name is Ben A. Pessels; I liye in Austin, Travis oounty, Texas; I know Mr. JoUn McMillan (pointing to the defendant as the John McMillan); I have known Mr. MoMillan,by sight, some years ago, when he was in the employ of Mr. Fuedberger; I know what occurred in the store; I had just arrived a few moments at the store on January 31, at Sohoolherr fc Bro.; Mr. McMillan was standing on the sidewalk speaking to a man; I could not tell wheteer a customer or not; Mr. McMillan entered the store, seated himself on a stove; he was facing the street; he had hardly taken his seat when Mr. Grannell made the remark; ''Is it alive?" Mr. MoMillan turned his mous tache with both hands; Mr. Grannell then said, "by God it moves, I believe it is alive;" Mr. McMillian arose from his chair, and walking towards Mr. Grannell, the forefinger of his hand extended in Mr. Grannell's direction, said: "Don't do that again." Mr. Grannell making some querry response, Mr. McMillan said, "God dam you or dam you," (I can't say the exact words) don't do that again, as Mc Millan said, "God dam you," don't do that again, Mr. Grannell said, "you don't God dam me," and started to the front to meet McMillan, MoMillan walking in the same direction to meet Grannell. When MoMillan entered the store and seated himself on the stool Mr. Grannell was stand ing about 'the middle of the dress goods counter behind tho same; when Mr. Mo Millan approached Mr. Grannell, he was standing about opposite him on the front side of the counter; as they approached each other Mr. Grannell had to go to the end of the counter and wait, ho, Grannell, being behind the counter; as they met about the outside oorner of the counter Mr. Mo Millan did not cover tho same distauce in approaching Grannell a3 Grannell did in approaching MoMillani to ths best of my knowledge Grannell struck the first blow; hardly had the blow been struck when he, Grannell, seemed to reel back, and, when I saw him, lie was lyitiif on the edge of the sidowulk on the outside of the store; Mr. McMillan turned about and passed by me down the aisle toward the rear of tho store; when Mr. Grunnoll reeled back he exclaimed: "Oh! ..God!.. I . nm stabbfed! Ben, I am stabbed!"' I immediately ran towards where he was lying, when he again said: "I am stabbed, vun for a doctor!" 1 immediately wont for a physician, and from there went to the Driskill hotel for Louis Sohool herr; when I arrived at the store Mr. Grannell was lying inside the store on the floor; immediately after the difficulty MoMillan walked to the rear of the store; he had something in his hand; tho weapon ia his hand, to the best of my knowledge nnd belief, was a two-edged blade, about six inches long, I judge; I did not see the weapon any more; that is the last I saw of McMillan or the knife; if ho had the knife in his hand when he was sitting on the stool I did not see it; his back was towards me; I did not see the knife in Mo Millan's hand at any time before on that day; the knife I saw in MoMillan's hand when he went to the rear of the store did not have the blade of a pocket knife; from what I saw of the knife I judged it to be a dirk or dagger; I did not hear Mc Millan say anything, nor the deceased, except what I have already stated; I am a clerk at Sohoolherr & Bro.'s; deceased and defendant were also em ployed there; they did not get along asrreeably together; I think they wore un friendly pretty near all the time MoMil lan had been in the store; Mr. McMillan had been in the store about five weeks; the morning of the difficulty, Mr. Grannel ad dressed soma words to Mr. McMillan; if they had any quarrels previous to the difficulty, I did not witness it; at the time of the difficulty, in whioh deoeased was stabbed, deceased had nothing in his hand; I do not know whether deceased had his coat on or not; at the time of the difficulty, the persons in the store were Mr. Grannell, Mr. McMillan (defend ant), Miss Emma Wolf and myself; those are the only persons I saw in the store; I don't think I would have any doubt of the defendant being the person who stab bed Grannell as he was the only person in reach of Grannell at the time; as far as I could judge from the motion the defendant struck back at deceased. Cross-examined by counsel for defend ant: Tho person to whom defendant was talking at the time he was standing in front of the store, was a gentleman; I do not know who he was; Grannell was standing on the south side of the store when MoMillan came in from the front of the store; MoMillan sat down on a stool on the north side of the aisle; I was stand ing on the north side of the store, behind the hosiery oounter a counter directly opposite the one behind which Grannell was standing at the time McMillan was seated on' the Btool; Grannell was about eight feet farther back in the store than McMillan; if Grannell pointed his finger at McMillan, whon he first addressed him, I did not see it, but from the manner in which he spoke, any one could have easily seen that he addressed himself to defendant; I considered the remark made by Gran nell addressed to MoMillan to be a guying one; I do know of Granrell carrying a pocket knife, but if he ever carried a pistol I did not know it; if he, (Grannell) at' the time he advanced towards McMillan, put his hand back towards his hip pocket, I did not see it, on the morning of the day of the diffi culty, I think Grannell made some remarks to McMillan, the substance of whioh were, I think, to invite McMillan out in the back yard; I do not know of Grannell making the remark, to some one, that MoMillan had out him with a ' pooket knife; Grannell seemed to realize that he was mortally wounded and asked me to get Father Peter for him; I do know that Grannell had a pair of brass knucks some months ago, it may have been six months, for he tryed to sell them to me, I did not buy them. Re-examined by state: Mr. Gran nell did not, at the time he made the remark just before the dilHonlty, have a vicious look on his face. He did not look to be angry at that time; when Grannell came from behind the oounter, I thought there would merely be a fight; I did not think it would be anything seri ous. The expression on Grannell's face at the time he came from behind the counter was that of an angry man. J. E. Kennerly, a witness for the state, being duly sworn upon oath, says: I live in Austin, Travis county, Texas; I am a city policeman; I was a policeman on the 31st day of January last; I saw the defend ant on that day; I know nothing of the difficulty except that he was pointed out to me and I arrested him; he wub on Con gress avenue in a stora known as Sohool herr &, Bro.'s; I oannot say how long after the difficulty I arrested the defendant; not longer than five minutes I think; Fessels and a young lady were in the rear of the store when I entered, and the defendant, I am not positive in regard to Mr. Pessels, but it was a young man; the defendant was about thirty feet from the front door when I arrested him; he had on his coat at the time I arrested him; I saw nothing in his hand when I arrested him; after I took defendant to the police station I searohed defendant, and found a pair of soissors and a pooket knife, it was a small knife, four-bladed with one of the blades brokeu out; blades two and one-half inches loug; I examined the knife; there was no blood on the defendant; before I arrested McMillan I carried the deceased into the store with some others; I asked the de oeased who did this and he said MoMillan; Mr. Simon then called my attention to the defendant and I arrested him, the de fendant; the deoeased had no coat on when I assisted to raise him from the side walk, but he had a vest on; I saw no knife or pistol or weapon of any kind on or about him; I would have seen any if he had had any in his hands; I was about the fourth or fifth person who reached the defendant. Cross-examined by defendant: I gave the knife to Billy Uornsby; I made no search for weapons on the person of Gran nell. I. S. Simon stated: My name is I. S. Simon; I live in Austin, Travis county, Texas; I know defendant; I have known him thirteen or fourteen years; I also know deoeased; I have known him ever since he worked for Sohoolherr &, Bro.; I saw defendant and deoeased on the 31st of January last, between 2 and 3 o'clock, at Sohoolherr Bro's., store on Congress avenue, in Austin, Travis county, Texas; my attention was oalled to Sohool- herr's store by deoeased, who was sitting on the curbstone, holding to a post and crying for help; aftor hearing hiir. I loft my rebtaurant and went over where de ceased was, to find out what was the mat ter; when I got over there the young lady whp.0is;fe4, tos. Rohoolherr Bros, tteeinodi.. very much excited; I asked her who cut Mike Grunnell; she said John McMillan did it; I then turned to look for McMillau; I snw him back in the roar of the store; he seemed to be busily en gaged for a few minutes; I saw him work ing among some blankets and quilts; he worked with them for a few minutes; he then advanced toward the front of the store, until he pot half way to front door as far up as the first counter; he waited there; he did not have anything in his hands that I could see, but I did not look closely; I saw in the store at that time Miss Woolf, a policeman, myself and sev eral others, who brought Mike in the store; I asked the policeman why he did not arrest the man; he told me that he did not know who it was that did the cut ting; I then told him the defendant was the man who did the cutting, and then the policeman arrested defendant; I saw no weapons of any kind about the person of deceased, or on the sidewalk anywhere about him; if there had been any weapon of any kind visible I could have seen them; when my attention was first called to deceased no one was about him, but before I reached him several persons had gotten to him; I remained in the store quite a while after defendant had been arrested; I closed up the doors of the store to keep the crowd out; the deceased had en no ceat; he may have had a knife in his pocket; I did not look to see, I don't know what deoeased had in his poo kets. Cross-examination: When I first saw de fendant I was standing in the front door of Schoolherr's store; McMillan wbb in the store, in the northwest corner of the room; I was about 100 or 125 feet from defend ant; I saw defendant among the quilts back there; what he did I do not know; I do not know what he did with the quilts, but do know he was not folding them; I did not make any search for anything at the place I first saw MoMillan; I saw Mike when he was un dressed; he was then at the hospital; I did not see defendant do anything ex cept he was moving about there in the northwest corner of the store among those quilts. Miss Emma Woolf stated: I know de fendant in this case; I have known him for about six weeks; I knew Mike Gran nell; I have known him for the past two years; he is now dead; deceased and de fendant were, on the 31st day of January last, clerks in Sohoolherr Bros.' store, in the city of Austin, Travis county, Texas; I was in Schoolherr's store at the time of the difficulty between deoeased and de fendant, on the 31st of January, 1887; it occurred between 2 and 3 o'olook in the evening; I was employed by Sohool herr Bros. at the time; Mr. McMillan, the defendant, wag out on the sidewalk in front of Sohoolherr Bro.'s store on Congress avenue; he walked in the store and sat) down on the front stool in front of the door on the right hand side as you go in the store; Mr. Grannell was standing behind the oounter on the opposite side; when Mr. MoMillan came in the store Mr. Grannell made the remark, "Is it alive," or something of that kind; when Mr. Grannell made this re mark Mr. MoMillan arose from the stool and started towards the counter behind which Mr. Grannell was standing; Mr. Mo Millan said some words and cursed Mr. GrannelL and said something: what he said 1 do not know; I stepped back about SPECIAL. (iBohoktoww, Tex., December 11, 1888. I can with pleasure recommend the Wheelerk Upright Piano as a very excellent instrument, both in tone and finish. Ae to durability, elasticity of action and perfection of workmanship, it will pive thor ough satisfaction. Mii.ton Kaosdale, Director of Music Southwestern University. A few recent purchasers: Mre. Sue Lumpkin, Kvle; George P. Warner, of Newning & Warner; Judge T. E. Hammond, llurnet; Captain M. D. Mather, president Citv Water company; Mrs. nr. McDonald, Hound Hoik: W. A. Pillow, Erie Tele graph and Telephone company; Mrs. B. C. Craw ford, Georgetown; Mrs. Fannie Withers, Austin; Judge D. W. Doom, Miss Sarah Preston, Austin; N. A. Hector, Giddings; Louis Daseist, McDade; G. 11. Ward, Kyle; Prof. E. U. Phluney, Kyle. H. H. HAZZARD & CO., General Agents. that time; Mr. Grannoll Baid: "I will not take it," or something of that kind, And walked from behind the counter where he had been standing; ns Mr. Grannell walked around towards Mr. McMillan they olinohed eaoh other; I again walked back I did not know that deoeased was stabbed until he walked out on the sidewalk, and said, "My God, I am stabbed;" McMillan thon stepped back towards the rear of the store just how far, I do not know; he came forward again and picked up some thing on the floor; what it was, I do not know, and then stepped back again; de fendant thon stepped forward again, just as the policeman came in the store; when they brought deceased in the store I asked to be excused and left; I don't know whether deoeased had on his coat or not, but think he did; I never saw anything in defendant's hands; I did not look to see whether defendant had anything in his hands or not; I saw defendant step back towards the rear of the store, but I don't know how far back he went; I did not notice how far back defendant went; my -attention was attraoted to the scene on the sidewalk; when defendant came in the store and took his seat on the stool; I did not notice any knife or weapon of any kind about him; I did not see anything in de ceased's hands; he was f acinar me when I first saw him after he was stabbed; I think he had his hands up to his side, but oan not say positively as I was very much ex cited at the time; if there had been any weapons on or about the person of de ceased, or on the sidewalk near him, I could have seen them; I don't know what deoeased may have had in his pockets; deoeased and defendant had been in the Btore together for about six weeks; I don't think deoeased and defendant were on friendly terms; I never saw them speak to eaoh other while I was there; we all worked In the same store. Cross-examined: I never saw any weapons in the hands of Mr. Grannell; that same morning in the back part of the store I heard him say: "Is It alive?" and "If it will come outside of the store will not be five minutes," or some such words; Mr. McMillan and Mr. Pessels run baok then; Mr. Pessels was at the booki; I can not say that it was spoken to Mr MoMill an; that was the first time I ever heard him pay it; I do not know that he was in the habit of taunting Mr. Mo Millan; when Mr. Grunnoll spoke, at the tune of tho diluoulty, I was standing just outside of his cotiuter; as soon as he said thone words I stepped to the outujde of uut counter on tue norm suie, near tne baok nnd; in the morning, at the time Grannell nindo the remark that I spoke of, he was walking toward the back end of the store, and went right along; I did not see him put his hands baok as if to his hip pooket; as he said the words I looked up and then looked down again; I have been in the same store with Mr. Grannell for two years; he is not a rough, cross and orabid man, but is rather a man of a playful and jocular disposition; Mr. Grannell is an Irishman and witty. On the morning of tho 31st of January, when Mr. Pessells, deoeased and defendant were in the rear of the store, none of them seemed to be angry; from the manner of deceased I did not think he was angry, but in the evening when deceased started from behind the oounter towards defend ant both Seemed to be angry. Dr. F. P. McLaughlin, a witness, says: "My place of residence is at the city hos pital in the city of Austin; I am a phy sician and surgeon; I knew Mike Grannell by sight; I saw him in the evening of the day he was brought to the hospital and examined his wounds; he had three wounds, a slight wound on the anterior part of the left arm, about one or two inches from the shoulder; he had another wound posterior to the shoulder, about three-fourths inoh in length and one and one-half inches deep; the third wound was in the left side, a little posterior to the axellary line; the wound in the skin was obliquely and between the ninth and tenth ribs; then the knife penetrated between the eighth and ninth ribs, the out between the ribs was about the same size as the one through the skin, one and three-fourths inches in length; the instrument passed through the lower part of the prural cavity, outting the diaphram, it being the same in size as that through the skin and ribs; the diaphram being out just a quarter of an inch from its attachment to the ribs, the instrument penetrated the stomach, making an incision about one-half an inoh in Ienirth; I found the contents of the stomach in the prural and abdominal cav ities; there was no foreign body found; I considered the wounds fatal; deoeased died from the shock caused from the wound. Cross examined: I cannot say whether any of the important blood vessels were cut; I measured the depth of the wound, and found that from the outside of the skin it had penetrated about two and a half inches, as near as I conld judge; I think the wounds could have been done with the knife shown mo, (the knife being the one identified as the one taken from the prisoner at the time of his arrest.) Cupid's Work. Invitations are out for the wedding of Miss Laura Tips, daughter of Mr. Walter Tips, the prominent hardware merchant, to Mr. August Goeth. Many good wishes, from many good friends, will attend the happy couple on their journey of life to gether, and with the wishes for a bon voy age the editorial "we" desire to be num bered. Every person is interested in their own affairs, and if this meets the eye of any one who is suffering from the effects of a torpid liver, we will admit that he is interested in getting well. Get a bottle of Prickly Ash Bitters, nee it as directed, and you will always be glad you read this item. - DOMESTIC. Legal Inquiry Into the Causes of the Accident of White Eiver Junction. Convict uobollion at Asheville, N. C.--An Ignorant South Carolina Negro. White Itivia Junction, Vt., February 8. Ollicial investigation into circumstances connected with the railroad disaster, of Saturday, began to day under direction of the board of railroad com missioners of Vermont. The llrst witness was Chae. H. Pierce. He was engineerof the unfortunate train. After describe ing the train, he said: "We sliMiild have left by the time table at 1:40 s. m., but were an hour and a half late, leaving at u:10 a. m. We ran at regular schedule rate, making up no time before tlie bridge was reached, then slowed up, as usual, and a little more so, as the air brakes seemed to take hold better. We applied the . air brakes about three times the length of the train back from the brlilge, -which was the usual place. Never went over the bridge wiiiioui slowing up; enouid judge me speed ot the train to have been about eight miles per. hour. 1 noticed nothing unusual; no jar or jerking ot any kind before reaching the bridge, or, in fact, any time until my engine came to a standstill. I was sitting on my seat looking ahead when the first unusual thing occurred, which was the sound of the alarm bell from the care. We were then about the middle of tho bridge. It struck but once; my hand was within a foot of the lever which applies the air brakes. The brakes were left off before reaching the bridge. We never work steam across a bridge. I applied my rakes inatautly but did not reverse my engine at all. After applying the brakes I looked oat ot my window, then being about two-thirds ot the way across the bridge, and I saw the rear Pullman ot the train falling from the rear end of the bridge. In failing it drew the three next cars with it, when the coupling evidently broke between the smoker and first passenger car. Haggage Master Cole, employed on th train which went down, said that the first Intimation of the trouble was, he should juuge, at the end ot bridge, where there was a sharp shock. My theory is that the first passenger car was oil the track before reaching the bridge, but because of frozen ground, it ran smoothly until the bridge was reached. George Parker, brakeuuin, who Jumped fromtli train just before it retuhed the brl.igo, teuiled that the train was going at the rate of seven or eight miles an Lour. He remembered seeing lire fly from the n heels, rails ami spikes as the cars passed him. He could not say whether all the trucks of the cam w'r off the truck or not when he jumped; were euro the rcur oues were. Did nut know of the conductor applying the air brakes; did not algii.'il the engineer did not know of the conductor doing so. Witness' duty would havn been to pull the bell cord or apply the car brakes. The reason he did not was that he was so rxcltedthe car shaking badly, up anil downj eliould think there w re twenty five or thirty passengers In tlie forward car. MEETING IN CAMP. Forty Convicts Babel and Itefuse to Work and are Pirod Upon. Asheville, N. C, February S A meeting took dace yesterday at the convict camp, four miles rom the city. For sevxrul wwks these men have been restive, complaining of the hard work im posed upon them, and alleged lack of food. During the pact week several new criminals ' were added to the ganir, and on Saturday night there were eU!encef of coming trouble. AU!y Sunday the men hud dled close together and refused to talk to the guards. When dark i.uue and the men were ardered to retire far tlie night, the party refused to do so. Several offlcei i entered the stockade to reason with the men, v hen they were n.et with fusilade of stones which mo convicts had quietly stored away In barrels. TluoUicera retired, closed the gates quietly, and put og douhl wiitch for the night. The forty rebels sat up all nl'n-lit, makiug tlie night hideous with their curses. Yesterday morning whtn the force was ordered out to work, si.rty answered but forty still refused. The guards, who only numbered ten, tired over the heads of the men, but cries of defiance were the ouly reply; the meu, say ing they were not afraid of blank cartridges. The guards discharged several volleys directly into the mutinous crowd peppering them profnsniy with bird shot. This brought them to their H.'nv'.:), but secured for them a place ln.the hospital instead of U on the road. They still declare they Will not work. AN INCHED TILE BTORV. A Negro Who Has Just Heard of His Emancipation, Cimu.KSTotf, H. C, Fel iii.iryU. Information of a reliable character has j e t been received, of the discovery of a negro man In one of the narrow val loys near Hogback mi'U.-aila, not fur from Oreenvllle, who has jnl learned of hie emancipation. He lea gieat. broad negro of heavy physique. His history ie, since the war, ho has been working for Al. Holly, and (hat he was not allowed to come buck to his kin folks, and that he was floi'ged by his mat-ter who gave him no money and few clothes- The man's name Is Vouman. He ran off. He was only recently heard of by his brother, w lis lives niar Greenville, and who rescued him from servitude last week. CANADA. BItlTISIl UI.UFT. St. Johns, February 8. A distinguished British naval officer and member of the imperial parlia ment, now in the city, says the imperial govern ment will dispatch s reinforcement to the North American squadron early in the spring to actually support Canada's protest against American poach ing in the fisheries. BEACU AND IMNLAN, Toronto, February 8. Mr. Beach has accepted ' Ilaulan'e challenge to row on the Nepean river. WASHINGTON NOTES. PUBLIC BUII.DINO AT HOUSTON. . Washinotow, February 8. In the house to-day on motion, of Mr. Stewart, of Texas, senate bill passed with amendments for the erection of a pub lic building at Houston, Texas, st an ultimata cost of $75,(XW. inlicflc Absolutely Pure. The powder never yaries. A marvel of purity strength snd wholesoraenoss. More economical than the ordinary kinds, and cinnot be sold in com petition with the multitude of lowest, short weight alnm or phosphate powders. Sold only by ths Royal Bktn? Poxrd coinpay, Wall stree Nsw Yore n.