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AUSTIN WEEKLY STATESMAN, THUHSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1891.
BY THB TA1ESMAH PUBLISHING COMPANY. i?fJX?en. Manner. Vee-Scnt Uenby W. Bhowjj Secretary. THE SOP REFUSED. Speaker Crisp, in hia letter to Mr Mills offering him the second place on the committee on ways and means, thn .!! thn chairmanship of i i; iiii-.i uuu some minor committee, apparently reckoned without his host. It was .. i.,,l on,! iinlnnf. thinff to do. If nu uuaiiiu " v o he really expected that Mills would feel flattered, and that be would humbly hasten to accept the offer, then he is wofully deficient in tact and discernment, and is the last man that ought to occupy the speaker's chair. If he did not expect him to ac cept it, then he merely offered it as an insult, and intended to humiliate his vanquished rival. It would have beeu Infinitely belter taste to have ig nored Mr. Mills altogether rather than have made him such an offer. Mr. Mills did right to resent it as ho did, and thera is not a manly heart in tho whole country that will not, secretly or openly, ap plaud him for it. The closing sentence of Mr. Mill's declination reads: "I leave to you, without suggestion from mo, to make such other arrangement as you, in the discharge of your official duty, may determine." Does this not very plainly give Mr. Crisp to understand a fact which the whole country will join in Impressing upon him? That is that committees are appointed' to attend to public business and were not established simply as "a means through which speakers in their ap pointments might express their thanks to those who helped them to office. And as the committees do in finitely tho greatest part of legisla tive work, it is more important for Mr. Crisp to carefully perform his "official duty" in selecting those men most especially fitted for their ; respective committees, than it is to wield the gavel in hii chair of state. Mr. Mills' peculiar connection with the tariff for years, his chairmanship of tho ways and moans committee when the Democrats were last in power and his long service on that ' committee all entitled him to the ap pointment as chairman now; not to mention that common courtesy dicta ted that Mr. Crisp should make this appointment. His offer of second place means either one of two things; he wished to insult Mr. Mills, or he feared Mr. Mills' influence with' that committee. If the former, Mr. Mills ims runt the first rebuke that the country will quickly re-echo;if the iat tor. then while it is a compliment to , Mr. Mills' ability, it also means that Mr. Crisp, the man he selects as chairman of the ways and means committee and their followers mean to insist unon a modification of the Democratic tariff reform cry and pos eibly the supplementing of it with the free coinage of silver issue. What ever it may mean Mr. Mills has scored ' by his letter a ringiDg victory over an ungenerous rival and strengthened himself with the people everwhere especially in his own state of Texas JUDGE KING QUIETED. It seems from the court of appeals docision that Judge King in his ef fort to maintain the dignity of his court against the Bexar county grand jury got hold of the wrong men. The Statesman certainly agrees with the .court of appeals in failing to see that the position of district judge exempts from a summons to appear before and give information to a grand jury auy more than if such judge were an ordi nary mortal. As a law officer it would seem he should be more anx ious than any one else to see the law expedited and enforced. This doubt less is true of all district judges, only Judge King felt outraged that the dignity of his office was assailed by being served with a notice to appear before the grand jury while he sat enthroned in chair of state. In his pitch of anger however he made the mistako of not discrimi nating between cause and effect. Ho prounced down on the grand jury as tho cause of the attachment having been issued rather than on the ill time judging bailiff, who, it seems, was tha only guilty party. The court of appeals has now cutoff the grand jury from Judge King's indignation, but the poor bailiff is still left him to make an example of. LI YESTOCK CONVENTION. It will be remombered that the stock convention that met in Austin last month appointed an executive committee often to pass upon future action relative to the stock interests in Texas. That committee met in our city on the 7th of this month and decided to call a state convention to meet in Austin Feb. 2, 1892. The ob jects of the convention, as stated in the call just issued, are. in its lan guage, as follows: This convention is called to organ ize a permanent livestock association of Texas and to take such other steps as may be deemed necessary for the interest and protection of tho live stock business generally. It is not in the special interest of either the cattle man, sheep grower, horse raiser or hog producer, but for the general good of f.ll. We believe this an op portune time for a move of this kind; we believe by united action we can do much to extricate the livestock in dustry of Texas from its present de pressed condition and put it on the high road to prosperity. The stock business of Texas and the entire country is now undergoing a material change, and to be successful we must take advantage of every pos sible method of improvement in breed ing, raising, feeding, shipping and marketing our stock. In no way can the needed improvements be so read ily accomplished as by an organiza tion that will call us together fre quently, and afford an opportunity for the free exchange of our ideas and views. The question of Quarantine, railroad rates, commission paid to live stock commission merchants, state and national legislation, are a few of the important questions that can be discussed and acted upon with great profit. It will no doubt be found nec essary to take some united action in regard to having our state properly represented at the World's fair; in fact all our interests can be much better protected by united action. All the matters herein mentioned are of importance to one of the very greatest industries of the state. The call is signed by all ten members of the executive committee, and The Statesman hopes to &ee a large con vention assembled on the day fixed, Feb. 2. 1892. SENATOR PLUMB'S DEATH. Senator Plumb's untimely taking off so soon after the opening of tho ses sion and while men were so absorbed in tho crowding political events will be universally regretted. It has be come a matter of common occurrence that men prominent in politics or in business pass away suddenly and tragically. The active men of the day do not rust out thy wear out, and the final breakdown always comes suddenly. The members of congress doubless little, expected that resolu tions of regret would so soon be in or der for one of their number. Sen ator Plumb was recognized as one ot the foremost men of his party; a good man to have as an opponent, in that he was always just and fair, and would condescend to non of the petty trickery which enter into tho political methods of most men Personally he was a favorite with men of both parties, and wherever he went men gathered about him, at tracted by his genial manners. The same message that carried the news of his death carried also some specu lations as to the manner of man that would be appointed to 'fill his shoes. It is to bo regretted that the Kansas legislature 13 not in session; as a Dem ocrat or at least a Farmers Alliance man would doubtless be electod to fill his place. As tho office Is to be lillod by appointment, however, it is inti mated that Ingails may go to the Senate. THE CAPITOL GROUNDS. The Houston Age says: "If The Austin Statesman thinks the people of Texas want the legislators hurried together in special session to spend a lot of public money for docorative shrubbery The States man Is probably mistaken." .And State Press of the Galveston News adds: . "If the governor puts the fence in his call he will be equally mistaken To call an extra session to build i fence would be a grim joke." This is a merry view to take of the matter of adorning the capitol grounds; but these remarks do not in any way alter the necessity for their adornment. The state has spent lot of public money," or land, in build ing a magniffcent capitol, and has left it standing in tho midst of an un sightly plot of ground, such as would not be tolerated around any county jail in the state. The discrepancy be tween tho capitol and its surroundings always strikes visitors with peculiar force, and they have been heard to exclaim more than once: "A state that could build such a capitol ought at least to put the grounds in decent condition." The Statesman has never intimated that the extra session should be called for any such purpose, but has said, and still insists that this is one of tho subjects which should recoive tho attention of tho called session. And after all, the grimmest 'joke" connected with tho whole affair is furnished by the present grounds themselves. SENSELESS BUT DANGEROUS TA LK The "Industrial Educator," pub lished at Fort Worth, appears to be 'educating" in a dangerous direction. One paragraph, addreesed to Russell Sage, warns him in somewhat obscure English that lie is driving human be ings into dynamite, which will blow him up. Another paragraph says: "God has struck the hour of a new and a higher dispensation for America. Shall it come in peace or through the blood and carnago of war? The men and women of this generation must answer." It is to bo hoped that the people of Texas have too much sense to be in fluenced by such anarchistic bosh as this. The authors of it will do well to remember that the dynamite which gets Russell Sago into a corner merely blows itself into space, and leaves Sage to go on with the UBual routine of business. SPIRITUALISM. IT IS FLAYING AS IMPORTANT PART IN A MURDER TRIAL One Who Raises Spirits From the Bead Do Clares That She Will Discover the Guilty Ones A Host Remark able Letter. Say what you will; do what you may, there is a vein of superstition in all of you. In all ages men have been super stitious and the "science of the stars" has been cultivated. In olden times astrology played an important part in the affairs of men and nations, and astrological predic tions were almost universally a& cepted, and in our day some very learned people are its votaries. Zadkiel's Astrological Almanac has a world-wide circulation, and it has contained some marvelous predictions which came to pass. Among them in the almanac for 1880 was the predic tion of the South Carolina earthquake and the hot waves which swept over America that year. (But what we have to do with now is SPIRITUALISM and some of its manipulations as con nected with a mysterious and terrible murder which occurred in this county last fall a year ago To begin, it must be stated that some two years ago a prominent and well know farmer of this county went to Southern California with the in tention of locating there if he found everything as it had been represented and he liked the country. ' While there he met a distinguished spiritualist and one who while not seeking notoriety, nevertheless had become noted because of her many successful tracings of the histories of those who called on her, and because of some of her marvelous predictions having been fulfilled. He went to see this lady to satisfy curiosity, being a total disbeliever in herpowers of divination either with or without the aid of spirits. To his aston ishment she greeted him familiarlyand as if she had been his warm personal friend for years aud intimate with his family and allairs. With wonaeriui accuracy sue went ana laid betore him many important events in his past life; told much of his history and that of his brothers, and with cheer ful frankness alluded to escapades of his which he fondly dreamed were forever sealed up in his own own bosom. He went into her pres ence an absolute unbeliever and left a skeptic, but drawn irresistably into the presence of this remarkable woman again he became a staunch be liever in her powers and upon his re turn to Texas and to his old Travis county home where he still res'.des, he wrote to her abouta certaiu busi ness matter and in reply recoived a letter containing advice which he fol lowed and it is said his faith put several thousand dollars into his Docket. He snoke of this woman to his neighbors, many of whom cor responded with her with satis factory results and last summer during a campmoeting south ef town which The Statesman reporter at tended, he heard some strange tales of this medium. the murder case. Well, to shorten the story, tho prominent farmer referred to and oth ers who had tested the farmers of the California medium, persuaded a cer tain gentleman, who has been very active in trying to ferret out thecruel bloody, murder of Mrs. Whitely, to write to her. Ho had no iaith in such proceedings and it was some time be fore he could bring himself to the point of writing, but he finally did so ana sent the medium a careiuny worded letter. In due time a reply came from the medium and it contained many things that dumbfounded the gentleman. The letter contained a brief but ac curate sketch of his life, and truth fully depicted some ot its most promi nent events. It told of an accident in which the gentleman came near los ing his life, carefully describing the locality and giving details of it that had never escaped the memory of the gentleman himselt. It also contains a description of his home, ana min utely sketched, the room in which' he had written the letter, even to telling the location on the walls and descnp tion of certain pictures. The cele brated astrologer Cardassro; Italy, could not have portrayed the gentle man's past more faithfully. "The ai- trologer, the stargazer, the monthly prognosticators of Isaiah" could not have been more accurate and truth ful. Tn addition to ell this, ic is told, the letter contained a vivid description of the murder of Mrs. Wbitoiy, and to the utter astonishment of the gentleman mentioned Sam Turner, arrested as a suspect and tried at the last term of court. Turner's name had not been mentioned to the medium, and tho fact that she mentioned it and told of his arrest aud trial deepened tho mys tery of the letter and strengthened belief in the wonderful power of the writer. The letter, after describing Sam Turner, positively and emphatically stated that he was innocent of the crime, and strongly intimated that cer tain manifosation in duo spirit worm tended to show that the brutal mur der had been committed by a white man. The writer suggested that if a small piece of Mrs. Whitely's dress or bon net worn at the time of the murder, was sent her she thought she would be able to trace up the case and fur nish information that would lead to the discovery of the man who did the killing, if not tell point blank who he is. Pieces of the dress and bonnet have been sent as desired and the whole neighborhood is breathlessly awaiting further revelations and developments. In the meantime the case against Sam Turner has been transferred to Hays county, there having beeu two mistrials in this city. The letters from the medium have changed the opinion of some who at onetime were inclined to believe that Sam was guilty. CLEVER BANK SWINDLERS. They Work a Slick Scheme on a Mexican - Bank. Special to The Statesman. Ei, Paso, Tex., Dec. 21. The well known bankingfirm of McManus & Son of Chihuahua was mulcted to the extent of $38,000 on Saturday. The particulars are as follows: A man answering to the name of Harry Sil verberg called at the bank, and in a brisk, businesslike way represented to the bank officials that he was about to make some heavy invest ments and would need the assistance of the bank in drawing the Funds now on deposit in his favor with a certain bank in New York. The bank was willing to accommodate him. provid ing the bank at the other end said so. A cipher dispatch was accordingly sent ana in aue time a purported an swer came nacK also in cipher, au thorizing the Chihuahua bank to advance Silverberg to the amount of $38,000. A second dispatch was sent and a similar answer was receivod. Accordingly Silver berg made his arrangements with the bank as follows: Thirty thousand dollars was deposited to his credit He drew some $13,000 in currency, both Mexican and American, and left instructions to have forwarded the balance 22,000 to a point that ho would hereafter name. The disap pearance of Harry Charlton; the tele graph operator that handled the messages, excited suspician, aud upon the receipt of the third telegram which denied all knowledge of Silverberg, it caused the. officers to use the wires freely for the arrest of both Silverberg and Charlton. At Laguna officers boarded the train and Silverberg was found in a berth. A general search began and $9,870 was found. Charlton could not be found on the train and the supposition is that he made his escape overland. The shortage, some $3500, would ap pear as the operator's share of the trouble. Silverberg was returned to Chihuahua yesterday morning, and his chances for a long sojourn in the land of Montezuma are good. Up to 2 p. m. today nothing has been heard of Charlton. A PIRATICAL CRAFT. The Crew Rob a Church, a Mine and a Supply Depot. San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 21. When the little steamer Hattie Gage reaches here Wednesday from Sitka she will be plastered deop with libels. The men on board seem to have been sailing on a piratical cruise in the Arctic ocean, and not only guilt' of mutiny, but have robbed a mine, a church and the supply depot of the Alaska Commercial company. It sailed from hero hist June in com mand of Capt. Downs for Coal Harbor, Onboard were two men named Lib bey, as passengers. At Victoria the Libbeys tried to smuggle aboard liquor, and a row occurred. These two men proposea sailing lor a cruise in Behring Sea. They inveiglod Capt Downs ashore ana abanaoiied him Then with the mate and crew in charge they sailed for adventures Stopping at a deserted village, Nich olaski, in Alaska, they robbed the Greek church altar; then they visited a gold mine at kittle Squaw Harbor, and took material and lumber worth $7000. Among the lumber was a rail road forcarryingore, which they took to Uoal Harbor and sot up. The cap tain and live of the crew are here, and will libel tho vessel for wages, while George W. Sessions, owner of the mine at Little Squaw Harbor, will also libel it. BONNER COMMITTEE REPORTS. After Investigating the Bank's Finances They Recommend a Compromise. Special to the Stutcsman. Tyler, Tex., Doc. 21. The com mittoe appointed by the unsecured creditors of Bonner & Bonner, con sisting of 15. . Cain, J. F. Onion, Lee Gaston, Aif Duke and Jule Smith made the loiiowing report this even ing: Assets liable to execution, $97,000: liabilities unsecured, $198,000. About seventy-five of the unsecured credit ors were present and voted seventy two to three to accept the compro mise, ou cents on the dollar oliered by the name, a sun-committee was ap pointed and will make a report to morrow. "The undersigned committeo appointed by the creditors meet- ng to report the condition of Bonner & Bonner, tho action of tho meeting after seeing Bonner & Bonner, and discussing the matter is advised and authorized by them to say to the unsecured that the money is ready to pay the compro mise in cash as soon as" the creditors sign the acceptance and we think that every unsecured creditor' should sign tho acceptance at once and advise their attorneys or Bonner & Bonner at once. J. i . Tucker, Henry Marsh, W.'S. IlERNDON." Field Refusing Food. Nbw York, Dec. 21. It was said at Ludlow street jail this morning that Edward M. Field, the imprisoned financier, shows signs of weakness, owing to his refusal to take food. He pleaded no appetite when offered breaktast. uyrus W. lueld is resting easy this morning, and his c mdition is not critical. MORE INDICTMENTS. New York, Doc. 21. Two indict ments were returned today against Mward M. Field of the defunct firm of Field, Weichers& Co., by the grand ury. Both indictments specify grand larceny in the first degree and are based on a complaint made by Frank Sprague, who charges t ield with the larceny of 350 shares of Edison Electric Light company stock which he gave as collateral for borrowed money. STARVING TO DEATH. MORE STORIES OF TJTIER DESTITU TION IN DT7RANG0. The Government Earnestly Trying to Sup press the Facts Terrible Suffering of the People as Seen by an Eye Witness. San Antonio, Dec. 21. H. R. Mar feldt, a stockman well known here. arrived in the city today, direct from the mountainous district in the wes tern part of the state of Durango, 30 miles north of Papaspuisci, where he has a ranch of several thousand acres. He stales that the reports sent out from the City of Mexico, denying that there is groat distress in Durango on account of the drought are untrue and inspired by the government which is attempting to prevent the truth from becoming known. He said: "Last week I traveled the entire La guna district to Tarreon and the suf fering I saw would molt a heart of stoue. At one village I found fully 50 families in an actual state of star vation. All were absolutely without food. Their . crops have failed for three consecutive seasons. Not a drop of rain had fallen for fourteen months. I saw no deaths from starvation, but was told several had occurred. In credible as it may seem, the people were actually eating dirt the black soil peculiar to . that section which they moistened in their mouths. They are not even favored by the cacti bud and wild berries, as these are found to the south and west of that place. There are no food supplies inthatsectiou that they could buy even if they had money, as it is so remote that speculators and dealers have not reached them. What these people need is free food, and un less they get it within the next woek they will have no use for help of any kind." PUGILISTIC TALK. Slavin and Mitchell Land in New York and Talk Fight. New York, Dec. 20. Pugilists Frank P. Slavin and Charlie Mitchell came on the steamer Brittanic today. Slavin's object in coming here is to fight. "I am not on a pleasure trip; I am first after Robbet and eonie to his home to find him." In answer to other inquiries he said: "My first purpose is to arrange a light with Sullivan. I put him first because he is, in the general opinion, the best man on this side. I will fight under any rules and in any place in any state where a guarantee will be given Mitchell will not be arrested. He won't go south owing to danger of arrest. That is the only objection to New Orleans. We will light for from $200 upwards before the club offering the largest purse. If we cannot arrange a go with Sullivan then we will light anybody else who thinks he is a good one. If I did not think I could whip Sullivan I would not bother him." Mitchell said: "I am not here to fight, but will meet Corbett in a ten-round glove contest any place in Now York city for a purse. Will do this just to give Jim a house to exhiKit some ofthose newlv developed powers of his. Slavin will meet him in a glove contest or with I knuckles, and in case of our failure to ! arrange with Sullivan would like to' hear from him." 1 Fatal Fall From a Window. ; Texarkana, Tex., Dec. 20. M. M. Chicago, Dec. 20. At an earJy j Dailey, ex-city marshal of Barksdale. hour this morning an officer found a j Miss., and who was arrested here a mau laying in a pool of blood on the i d"ay or two ago on information charg sidewalk in front of a five story build-1 ing him with embezzling about $1000 ing in Plymouth Park. The patrol i or $1200 of the city's funds whiln in was summoned but the man fore reaching tho station. aiea he- Letters found in his pocket showed that he was Carl Edgar Johnson, a furniture manufacturer and he had apparently lived in this city. The proprietor oi a smau hotel on Ciark street said the man registered there last night and was assigned a room. He left at 7 a. m. Investiga tion showed that Johnson had walked up to the fifth story in the Manhattan imnuing anajumpea through a glass window. He was found on the fifth floor. Johnson's head was crushed to a pulp and the side wall spattered with blood. He is supposed to have oeen insane. A Colorado Shooting Affray Durango, Col., Dec. 20. The stage driver from Farmingtou brought meagre particulars of a serious shoot ing affray early Saturday morning at Junction City, between two well known young men, Chas. Willett, son of J. G. Willett, and young Pratt. Friday evening thero was a dance at Junction City which did not break up until 5 o'clock Saturday morning,after which the young men met and engag ed in a quarrel, tho nature of which has not been learned. Guns were drawn and Willett shot in the back, aud hem ttirnshot Pratt in the thigh. It is not thought he will live. Killed on n. Steamer. Sa'n Dttx--), Cal., Dec. 20. This morn ng just before the steamer Coreos Pacheco, running between this port and Lower California, left her beith, Steward J. A. Mackengor informed tho captain that he had killed a man and asked to be arrested. He refused to give any particulars. On' investi gation C. Muxrell, a passenger on the boat and a prominent citizen, was found dead in the cabin, shot in the neck Mackenger had three cuts in his clothing, but no knife was found on either of the men. The affair is a complete mystery. Havana "Eugar Market. Havana, Dec. 20. Sugar holders are too high for buyers and exporters hold aloof. Stocks on hand are small. Molasses sugar, regular to good po larization, $2.25 to $2 37 1-2 gold per quintal; centrifugal 02 to 9G degrees in polarization, in hogsheads, bags and boxes, $3.06 1-4 to $3.11 1-4. Stocks' in warehouse In Havana and Matan zas 28 boxes, 183,000 bags and 100 hogsheads. Receipts for week G300 bags. Exports for the week 3 boxes and 20,500 bags. AH bags go to the United States. Spanish gold $2.38 to $2.38 1-4. GARZA'S EVASIVE REVOLUTIONISTS. One Hundred of Them Located in the Cfcap paral Near Encinal. Special to The Statesman. San Antonio; "Tex., Dec. 20. At least 100 of the revolutionists Catarino Garza's band have been located at Ala mit'o store, 35 miles southwest of Encinal. J. W. Burr, of Eagle Pass, is in San Antonio, having just com pleted a seventy mile horse back jour ney from Encinal. He reports that these men trade constantly at the Alamito store and that they are killing for consumption the cattle of the neighboring ranchmen, making a pretense of paying for them after hav ing forcibly taken them. It is be lieved by the people of the locality that these men were cut off from Garza in Mexico and driven across by the troops. They have a corps of musicians and preserve a rude mili tary discipline. The country is very brushy and affords almost thorough shelter. Dallas Deviltries. Special to The Statesman. Dallas, Tex., Dec. 20. An electric car on the Liveoak street line was held up and robbed to-night by two masked men who held pistols on Motorman Johnson, from whom they took $5. The passengers nor the fare box were not molested. To-night at the Silver Flow saloon Ed Manning, colored, shot and prob ably fatally wounded George Bates, also colored. Manning was attempt ing to commit a nuisance against the ice chest when Gates ordered , him away. Manning drew a pistol and shot Gates three times, once through the mouth, breaking his jaw, through the neck and under the left arm. Manning was arrested. Heirs Turn Up. Special to The Statesman. Cleburne, Tex., Dec. 20. In Sep tember, 1890, Edward Heyder, a well to do German, died alone in his room in this city. He left no will and no one knew the whereabouts of his rela tives. The court appointed an ad ministrator. The estate was valued at forty thousand dollars. A few days ago the children of a deceased brother made application for a division of the estate. Some of the hoirs live in America and some in Germany. Heyder made his money here by run ning a small bakery, lie never mar ried. A Death Sentence. Special to The Statesman. Weatiierford, Tex., Doc. 20. The jury in the murder case of R. J. Stephens at noon today announced that it was ready to return a verdict. Judge Patterson had court convened and received tho verdict, which was for murder in the first degree with the, death penalty assessed. The verdict is generally approved as being a just one. Stephens is the man who some two mouths ago killed George Steel man in the southern part of this county. Must Answer for His Crime. Spec;: to The Statesman. omce, was taken hack to the scene of his crime last night by the sheriff of Barksdale, who came for him in answer to a telegram sent by United States Deputy Marshal Edwards, who made the arrest. Edwards received $125 reward. - ' Gov. McEnery Accepts. New Orleans, Dec. 21. A commit tee, headed by Ex-United States Sen ator Jones, and composed of members of the recent straight Democratic state convention held in Baton Rouge last week, this morning called upon ex-Governor Samuel Douglass McEnery, their nominee for governor and at present one of the judges of the supreme court, and officially notified him of his selection. Judge McEnery expressed his willingness to aceept the nomination, and will write a let ter of acceptance in a few days. THE BALL By the Governor's Guard Last NiRht At tended With Much Success. When the night man of The States man rambled round to the Driskill hotel last night about midnight there was borne to him on the stillness of the midnight air the sweet strains of delicious music and the sound of many hundred tripping feet. As cending the broad staircase loading to the parlor floor of the palatial hotel he found the Governor's Guard's ball in full swing, with its happy hosts of participants making the immense halls, parlors and dining rooms resound with hap py peals of laughter, casting a glow of splendor and brilliancy on all sur roundings by their elegancy of toilet and distinguished appearance. The entire second floor was beautifully and artistically decorated in red, white and blue bunting taste fully draped from pillar to post, from ceiling to floor. Down the middle of the hall the Guards had stacked arms and draped them with cedar and natural flowers. The dining room was artistically decorated and on each side of the immense conter mirror there was proudly displayed two big G's," which were supposed to be symbolic of the Governor's Guard. The attendance was most flattering to tne lauaras, ana they can in every de tail, even the minutest, feel as sured of the success of last night's ball