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11 THE we-ws C03vri-A.3r"5r. J, It. llUUVUMlIi, llmlm-'" tlnnnr. SUllSUIttl'TIOK KIKTY (JEMS A MONTH Waco, Texas, .TL'iiV 17, 1SS8. Two leading questions just now pique intense curiosity. Is Stanly, the white Pasha, anil will the rain keep ofll till McLennan county can gather in her crops. - ' v Sunstrokes are rare enough in Tex as but one occurred yesterday in Tex- arkana in which, one R. Fleming, of London, England, died froiri a genuine Coup de Soliel. A "rugged impediment to corporate control" is what the Cleveland and Thurman club of Fort Worth, dubbe'd Hon. J. S. Hogg inflecting him an honorary member yesterday. The title is sonorous and would make pret ty initials. Hon. J. S. Hogg, R. I. of C. C. R. I. of C. C. is good, it is also new. A four foot ein of coal, superior to anthracite of course, has be.u Dis covered near San Antonio, 'and is be ing whooped up, which leads us to ask, what has become of that wonder ful carboniferous deposit In Limestone county to develop which, the city council of Waco was asked to sub scribe a million dollars and to which, the committee of fifteen was asked to build a railroad, a glittering bait at which neither council nor committee even nibbled. Stato of the Crops. The Sleepers are among the largest small grain farmers in the county. Mr. Gid Sleeper to-day gave aieporter a very clear idea of the condition of the wheat crop in his neighborhood, in fact of the county. In spite of the dry weather of a weeks continuance, to-day Mr Sleeper sas is the first day in which wheat has been dry enough to thrash. This.may seem singular as the heat has been "intense while not a drop of rain has -fallen for the past seven days. The reason is that while the sun has been hot there has been little wind and wind is far more drying than the sun but the greater reason is that since the wheat was cut the weeds have grown up waist high or as high as the shocks of wheat and hence the wheat shocks stand in a forest of tall weeds which the air can hardly touch. It will take a month of good weather to get wheat thrashed nut in the county, and all depends on the weather as to damage to the crop, the damage so far not being great. The main injury so far to wheat and oats is in a little blackening of the grain thus reducing the quality and price. The crop of Dotn is big but to secure it is what is now the matter of anxiety and contin ued dry weather is a matter of prime importance. The cotton, Mr. Sleeper states, is large and fine, and as to corn nothing was ever seen like it. An eclipse of the moon takes place next week, Sunday, July 22d. It will be total, a rare occurance and occurs in the middle of the night and at an altitude largely iree from that obstacle which is a bar to observation, namely, a low atmosphere. It is considered an important eclipse among astrono mers, and preparations on an exten sive scale are being made to observe it in the greaobservatories. It will also be a treat to common folks as the seats are free. As it is on the night and at an hour when twenty million lovers are abroad star gazing, the eclipse will have a big spectator shin. One point likely to be deter mined will be .whether the moon has a satellite, that is, if the moon has herself a moon. Wool is still on the free list in the tariff bill before the committee, ac cording to this morning's press dis patches of congressional proceedings. That the consideration of the free wool clause is final before the com hiittee, and not to be reopened seems conclusive from the following part of the motion: "On motion of Mills, of Texas, the date on which the free wool clause bill will go into effect was fied at October ist, 1888." What ever changes may be yet made in the tariff bill in the committee, it is evi dent that in the bill to be submitted, wool will be free. Kansas must not be Judged ly To peka, which seems to be a sort of Mecca for scallawags. There the dis- tincuished adulterers jbund a sort of amorous Eden,"being allowed to oc cupy a single room in a hotel, and were treated as if man and wife. At tracted by the tenderness of Topeka another eloping couple, W. B. Cowing and Mrs. Effie Somers, of Fort Scott, hied them to Parsons, Kansas, and put up at a prominent hotel to enjoy their stolen joys. They were arrested and begged to be allowed to return to their room under guard till morning,but the sheriff informed them that he was not that kind of a man, and Parsons not that kind of a town. He march ed them off to jail to cool their amor ous inclinations behind iron begirthed cells, even refusing to allow them the same cell which they begged him to do. The negotiations between the gal lant city of Waco and the coy Ar ansas Pass should afford some amuse ment to the uninitiated spectator. It has been very much of a similitude to the courtship of an undecided yo ting gentleman and a coy and flirtatious young damsel in its fits of alternating love-making, pouting and amorous quarrels, Yesterday it seemed to be in the latter stage where the love let ters and rings and things have all been returned and the young love sick swains don't speak as they pass by. To-day the wh aspect of the courtship seems to be changed and the lovers are billing and cooing with vows of eternal fidelity. In plain English the $50,000 subscription has been made up, the contract signed or to be with Col. Cameron and grading will probably beging to-morrow. All's well that ends well. National Convention of KegrroeB. P. A. Murray, chairman of the ex ecute e commmittee of the National Press Association, has just completed the call and programme of the next annual convention of colored editors to be held at Nashville, Tenn., Wed nesday, August 1, 1888. Among the topics and papers to be discussed will be: "The Colored Press;" "Trades, Homes and Lands for the Negro;" ''Surplus and Tariff Reduction;" "The Exodus as a Remedy for Southern Proscription;" "The Present Political Duty of the Negro;" "Does the Word Colored Negro, Afro-American, or Anglo-African, Properly Designate. Our People ? " "The Labor Prob lem in the South." etc. STATE NEWS. Oncllmiclmt mid tltiht-.Tuo llolli. Hkaun.Tox., July 10. Mr. V. O. Spring iimnnger of tho Anderson plantation In tho liraos ""bottom, brought In a cotton atnlk to-day con taining 182 bolls by actunl count. Wreck on the Cotton lie It. Texahkana, July 10. Tho dotalls of n horrlblo wreck, on tho Cotton Holt lino, which occurred this morn ing about twenty lulled oast of this city, roaohed here to-day. A Btook train ran ofT'the track, completely smashing olovo.i cars, fatally injuring thoongliioorainl killing unci mang ling several hundred cuttle. Colltnton t IiOnxTkn. T.nxnvinw. .Tulv 10. At 3 o'clock to-day two hoavy freight trains collid ed hero at the foot of Tylor avenue. Thoplacoof mooting was at a curvo anu mgn einnanKinent. y-jjoui on plnoS"aro fearfully torn up aud resting their mam neaas togotnor, win ui pllod dn top and nsido. 'The engineers, fireman, conductors and brakomon were able to-lunin In time to savo their lives. A rrfr I t ' Tkxaukana, Arks,' July 10. At Lowlston, twenty nillos east of hero, on the Cotton Belt road, a cattle train was wrecked at 8 o'clock last night. Cause not known. A braketuan was Injured, perhaps fataly. Sixty-live head of cattle were killed outright and two hundred more escaped from the wreck unhurt, and are now at largo In the woods. Sumtrokf. Corsicana, Tex., July 10. The heat to-day has been very oppressive and several oases of sunstroke are knowm Mr. Joseph Goodrnau, Jr., was overcorho by neat and fell In a fainting fit this atternoon, A coun tryman, name hot learned, died here to-day from conjestion caused by bo inar overheated yesterday. Mr. Banks Sutherland Is lying ill from tho samo cause. A Xtrrow Frpe. Hutciiins, Tex.,'July 10. About 12 o'clock to-day W. it. Carter was at tempting to drive a team attached to arcupor across the bridge over Ran kin's branch, one-half mile south of town. One of tho hoi 303 become frlcrhreued. and backing, forced both reaper and toam over tho side of the brldgo Into tho bod of the branch, some ten feet below. Mr Carter escap ed unhurt, but tho reaper is a wreck aud the fractious borse will piouauiy dlo from injuries received, A Plonrtr Dd. Galveston, Tox., July 10. Mr. John J. Hand, 0110 of the old proprie tors of the Galveston Jfews, died at 11 o'clock to-night, after a long and lingering illness, 04 years of ago. Tho doceased has resided in Galveston since 1807. and was connected with the New s from that time up to about two years ago. when declining health caused him to retire from active ser vice. He leaves a widow and several children. Xo Third Party. ArrMltd Trln llobbrrr. Denjson, Tex, July lO.-Tniln men , -Vn r.iir ftimtli lunind Missouri, Kansas and Toxas passenger train, report that is thought to boan attempt to rob tho train last night at Gibson Ktntimi iii tlm Cliorokeo nation. When tho train roachod Gibson llvo mnii u-nrn n1anl-v"ill oil tllO SOlltll 011(1 of tho switch. All woro hoavily armed and whon tho train swept by tno gang mado an attempt lo board It but woro unsucccssful on account of tho rato of speed tho train had attained oeioro it reached them. Tho train mon think it woro tho same gang who robbed tho tram at tho Verdigris tank boiiio wooks ago. Whon tho men woro discovered all hamU on the train mado prepara tions to glvo thorn a warm rccoptlon in caso they stopped tho train. A Terrible Death. Bi.ooMtxo Gkoove, Tox., July 10. A torrlblo accldont occurred about llvo miles southwost of hero to-day near tho cross roads, resulting In tho death of Sim Sears, a thrifty and pro gressive farmor. Mr. Sears was run ning liln snlf.hlnilprnnd was engaged "" ". . -. t- v,lth tho horses, uysomo means 110 was thrown to tho ground and the machine passed over him In such a manner that he expired In a Bhort tlmo. Mr. Sears was esteemed uy nvnrvlindv. In the soveral proclnot meetings held here recently it nas ueen uomuu strated that this Is a solid Mills com munity. Tho people want tariff re form and lots of it and they soo no way to obtain it excopt through the democratic party. Contntln for Pott Ofllcr. Aiulexe, Tex., July 10. There have boeu several attempts made dur ing tho last four years of Democratic reign to havo the Republican post master at this place removed and a good Democrat appointed, but with out success. Next December his term will expire. There are three appli cants for the position, who havo long petitions signed by tho citizens, and noarly all the names are the samo on each of the applicant's potltlon, ma king it hard tor Congressman Lan liam to say which Is the most popular aud the ono ho should recommend. He has ordered an election to be hold! and the one receiving tho highest number of votes will be recommended. Tho Democrats of this placo met at tho Court House last week to make arrangements for the election. Throo men woro appointed to be on hand nt tho polls, and allow no Republican to voto. terprise believe that when the ditch is completed the Maverick county " vega" will prove to be the' richest farming land in the South. Globe-Democrat. Startling 'Evidence in tho Dynamite Caso. Q." THE IRRIGATION IDEA. Scheme to Make the Valley of the Rio Grande Grow Great Crops. Senor Antonio Flores, peresdent elect of the republic of Ecuador, who is now in New York, has had the no vel experience of being nominated and elected president while he was thousands of miles from the scene qf action. Ecuador contains not more than 240,000 square miles of territory. Senor Flores earnestly requested his friends not to nominate him for the office. Nevertheless, as he has not been in Ecuador for the past four years, he is rather proud of his elec tion. On the night of the close of the Republican National Convention, says the Chicago Times, Gov. Foster and Gov. Foraker, of Ohio, met. Foster openly accused Foraker of treachery to Sherman. Foraker colored in the face, and Foster gave emphasis to his accusation with the remark : "You are a traiter. You have dug a grave for yourself so deep that you'll not live long enough to crawl out of it. I made you what you have been, and I am ashamed of the job." The inci dent is vouched for by a delegate who saw the meeting and overheard the remark. The statement is made, on the au thority of Postmaster Dalton, of the house of regresentaives, that more than $100,000 is now available at the capital to be wagered upon the Hec tion of Cleveland and Thurman. Congressman Tim Campbell, of New York, is authorized by a political club in New York city to bet $25,000 in this manner at odds of 100 to 50. A number of democratic congressmen in the house have also signified their desire to make individual wagers from Pn.or Point, Texas., July 10. A grand basket picnlo was held at the Skinner school house, threo miles wruth of towil,' to-day under tho au spicious of the local alliance. About 2000 people wore present. Alter a splendid dinner had been served to the multitude Mr. J. M. Smith, vlce-pres-icent of the stato alliance, addressed the people upon tho principles and ob jects ot toe alliance, iio expressed niraseit as opposed to an tnita party movements and advised the people to labor for reforms within their old parties. Bin Into. Greenville, Tex., July 10. This evening as Mr W. V. Oden aud H. A. Tine, living noar Caddo mills, were leaving this city for their homes, the wagon in which they were riding was struck by a south-bound Missouri Pa cific freight engine at tho crossing on South Wesley street, a curve In tho road preventing the engineer from seeing the danger in time to give an alarm. Tho wagon was demolished and the occupants thrown violently out. Mr. Oden had his collar bone broken aud sustained other injuries. Mr. Tine was ouly slightly bruised. Ono of the horses was badly crippled in the mash-up. School Apportionment. Austin. Tex. July 10. The state board of education met to-day to make the apportionment of the school fund to the several counties for thesunnort of schools next year. If the estimates of the comptroller are to govern tho board a fund not above ?3 00 per capita can beannronrlated. It was hownver decided to reter some items of the es timate to Commissioner Hall with the expectation of raising the per capita tout least $4. The board Is set against inaKing an excessive apportionment, but proposes to conduct tho school, if possible on pay-as-you get principle. IUIlroid Salt. ' Two suits wore filed this afternoon agalnts tho Santa Fe' railway' compa ny for, $10,000 each. -The -facts al leged In the petition, are that Fred l'felller of San Antonio and F. J. Yeaman of DatTau, Erath county, were coming north on tho Gulf. Colo rado and Santa Fe railway; thatnoar Joshua, having no tickets, they oiler ed to pay the money to the conductor who demanded their tickets; that they displayed tholr pockotbooks con taining money; that the condutor re fused to take their inonay, saying he did not want It; that they had to get off and lie thon elected them from the car; that they had to walk fittoou muos anu were detained needlessly San Antonio, July 14. John Streeton, who has spent some time in Mexico and Western Texas and is well acquainted with the present de velopment of the Rio Grande country, was met to-day by a reporter and in response to a question gave an interesting account of a project which will result in great benefit to a vast ex tent of country, and will' go a long way toward proving the correctness of the assertion that the Rio Grande country possesses great farming facil ities, if it could only get enough wa ter. The soil does not require one half the moisture necessary in the West and Northwest, or the alluvial states of the South, possessing a strange moisture-retaining faculty, which, when once thoroughly soaked, defies the sun to injure its production. it should be said that Mr. Streeton has no connection with the irragation com pany, and was merely a visitor in Eagle Pass when he examined the project and obtained data. The scheme con template the-irrigation-ef-the-gfeat Chicago, July 16. Sensational developments in the trial of the "Q." dynamiters and hope of more startling disclosures brougnt a large crowu to day to Judge Gresham's court room, where Commissioner Hoyne is hear ing the evidence. If defendatns ate convicted of carrying and dealing in explosives, which is only punishable by fine, they can schedule out under a poor debtors' act. The Unitd States officials it is said, have decided tn view of this fact, to bring a charge of conspiracy, a crime which can be pun ished by two years imprisonment in the penitentiary, or a fine of $1,000; or both. The charge it was intimated might be brought to-day. Bowles since confessing, has been kept in the United States marshals' office and al lowed to sleep, instead of on a plank, which was brought in for that purpose. Two pleasant looking women were brought into the crowded court room and given seals behind the desk. One of them was said to be a woman to whom Bowles, thought a married -man made love while on his dynamite ex pedition in Indiana and whose pres ence in the court was brought about by the prosecution, has more than any thing else induced Bowles to confess in order to head off a suit for divorce. Alexander Smith, of Aurora, the brotherhood fireman who turned infor mer, was the first witness. He was in terrupted at the very outest by Lawyer David for the defense, moving that all evidence concerning informer Bowles be stricken but on the ground that he was not now under investigation. David also asked to have the testimo ny of informer Kelly and Lloyd nulli fied because they mentioned the name of defendant, Bowles, and the evi dence was therefore incompetent. District-Attorney Ewing contended it would be shown that the dynamite was purchased and delivered by one of the defendants. Informer Smith then started again, when Lawyer "Donahce, for the prisoners, 'told him he need not' answer if he would criminate him self thereby, and that he need not tes tify unless he so desired. The court confirmed this and then Smith pro ceeded, unhesitatingly confirming the outline of the case so starthngly given the first day of the trial by District-Attorney Ewing for the prosecution. Smith was retired before the begin ning of the aiternoon .session after having been subjected to cross-examination ot great length by defendant's counsel. They failed of their pur pose to get him to contradict himself, hut he did not eatablish the fact that he knew nothing of the dynamite found" on the train when Brodrick, Bowles and Wilson were arrested. Hsx Ssr " subs'an,ia"y ,h I feTsF5 length of the Rio Grande Valley by means of an extensive and costly ditch, which will run through the made lands nearly parallel with the nver,and wet the soil between Eagle Pass and the foot 'hills back of it. The prelim inary survey, while it developed the fact that the fall of the Rio Grande was not so great as had been expect ed, proved also the entire feasibility of the project. 1 he civil engineer of the work states that there is no doubt whatever that the ditch will be built this summer and the land thrown open to farmers in time for next spring's crop. The valley which will be placed under irrigation by the completion of this scheme is one of the most beauti ful in the world, it stretches from the foothills to the river, a distance of over a mile to run the water from the "mother ditch" over the land. ' It is about fifteen miles long with only one or two small creeks running across it. The soil is a rich loam, ery deep, and the brusa and timber on it is thin. The worst grubbing to do would be among the mesquite roots, which al ways run deep. All along this valley, on the banks of the river, and in some cases right in view, are farms which rely solely on the season, and invaria bly make good crops. These lands are low, and in dry years absorb mois ture from the stream. All vines, such as sweet potatoes, squash, cucumber and melons, grow on these "vegas," as they are called by the Mexicans, inmost luxuriant abundance. Corn, oats and barley are also sure crops-on tnese lanos. they are at present worked by Mexicans on shares. The men who have put money into the en- Adjudged InBane. This morning a jury or commission of de lunatico enquirendo, was sum moned by County Judge Evans to in quire into the sanity ot aWhite"-farnr- er named E. A. Rouse, who lives in the neighborhood of Axtell. After close investigation the commission de cided that the man was of unsound mind and recommended that he be placed in the asylum at Terrelf. Rouse has a wife and several children to mourn his sad misfortune. The News sympathizes with the grief- stricken wife and children, and hope that the unfortunate man may soon return to his wife and family restored to sound mind. Rouse will be sent to Terrell as soon as possible. As the News goes to press the com mission is investigating the alleged insanity of J. H". Heath. Paris Penciling. Paris', July 16 Sheriff Gunn "ar rested a farmer named J. O. Clai borne, livtng near Petty, in the west ern portion of this county, last night, on a warren't sent to him by Sheriff Martin of White county, Arkansas. Claiborne is wanted in Arkansas for forgery. He .is in jail awaiting the arrival of the officers from White county. Travis County. Austin, Tox., July 10. The op position, including republicans and independents, are geting up a full conuty tlckot against the dotnooratlo tioket selected last Saturday. They will probably1 not oppose Metz for assessor. The fight will be hotly contested.