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, i FURIOUS FIGHTING. fiercely Raged the Conflict Dcfore Ladysmilh Saturday. BOERS Pr.ODABLY VICTORIOUS. II Kew tooki ii If the Drltlih Have Saf. fered Moil Dluitroui Defeat, lenden In Gloom. London, Jnn. 8. Undon's Sunday I war new has made tho IlrltUh publle moro gloomy than tlio fog ami dark now whlrh cnvelopo the rlty. It Ik probable that Udyamlth haa at last fallen before tho savoro attacks of the lloers. which began at 2 o'clock Saturday morning, lusting nil dny. At S o'clock Saturday afternoon (Jen. White wan crying that he wna hanl pteeed. Suddenly the heliograph stopped working, anil that la the Inst news received frm the Imprisoned garrison. Om. Frenrh. heretofore the only defeated IlrllUh general, has bait his reverse nt Imt. One by one the Doors have beaten all Hie IlrllUh commands nnil have begun to take the offensive. The suspense over the fate of Udy smith la Intense. It In reports! that the sunlight failed the heliograph on Saturday. Kvldoiilly the name condl tiotm prevailed Sunday, or else Udy amllh lien fallen uud thcro are no IlrltUh left to hellOKrnph. No Block In taken In (Ion. Ilullar'a camp rumor Uint White whh vlctorl oiih. That part of hla message la re garded na only a vnln hope to glvo name encouraging new In the faee of InipatidliiK dlaaater. (Jen. Ilnller ont out u fore toward Colsnso, thlnklnK tho Iloore there had Mono to assist lu the aaeault on Udysialth, but ho found the trclichea filled with Trans vaaltra all ready for him. Hearing In mind hla former disastrous expert once, don. Ilnller did not itllHck the uneniy ntul waa rompelleil to stand Idle, while White waa lighting dea porntely for the life of Udyamlth. If Udyamlth haa not already fallen, tho Iloer naaiilt Ih the beginning of tho end. Soon after midnight Saturday morn Ing tho lloora beKim their nttork. con tinuing tho light all day. Thoy must Mvo weokonod tho garrison ao that Ita CXlatPnev la extremely precarious. Tho llfflitlng wns undoubtedly of tho iuohI daaperalo hemrter. with trotnondous losses on both aldoa. don. Whlto'a effcctlvo forco cannot oxecod 7000 uicilf casualties and disease having Krently woakened hla orlglnnl forro. Whether Udyamlth nctually enpllu lated or atlll holda out. nnno know. Tho wnr olllce wild at midnight Hint not a word of newa tdurn 5 o'dork Saturday ufternonn had been received and that they had only hop. Tho race track contingent of llrltleh prlaoueiM at Pretoria will have an nil dltlou to-day of aoventy men of the Suffolk regiment, Including aeven of flours, who douhtleaa will receive u warm welcome from tlioir comrndea nlrendy there. London crltlea any that Oen. French waa lucky to get off with audi a small loss, and aneer that oven he. with tho warning of the othor dttfefltwl llrltlHh commandore. ahould have allowed hla men to fall Into the aamo old lloer trap. The nrltlnh club of Oalveston has raised iimo ror widows and orphans of IlrltUh sold Its, of which autn SIMO haa been forwarded to Knglnnd. Sub scriptions are atlll being received. rutin, hii uuiiit. Tacoma, Wash.. Jan. 8. Newa cornea from Honolulu Hint Cocoa nut Ulaud. tlie most famoug and picturesque bit of sen beach and palm grove In nil Hawaii, hai been seized by C. I). Prln gle. an Ice cream merchant of Hllo. and claimed by him upon squatters' rights. The Hainullaii government laya claim to the Ulaud aa having been set avlde by tho old monarchy us the site tor a quarantine station for Hllo harbor. Vnr III Kninl, Cape Town. Jan. 8. An nnimunltlon oolumn started for the front. Several eolonlal Irregulars of Dutch extraction have been brought here tin tier arrest. They are sueimcted for treachery. The Cape Argue learns from Pretoria that fifty Urttlsh subjects Ih Pretwla fmd JohatiHealHirg have rwlevwl their IMwatwrta for "almaea of iKirllegM." The aama patwr la Informed that aeren IlrltUh wbjaeta UoldlHg ptfMlls hare been urriMtod at ZruaL Covington, Ha .' Jan. 8. ThU tertian of the Oeor&tA la Ureatened with a In hor famine, awing to the feet that the nogroee In large number are leaving for MlaaUalppI, Arkanaaa and IhiIi lana. where there U aalil to be a big demand for negro labor. ThU U the time when farmera make arrange menu for their labor for the rawing rrop.nnd It Is feared a ttwd share at the lands In thU pari of Oeorgla wlih have been eultlvated lu evilen will Lavs to be turned Into pastures. (Ilhnnrr'i Alnrr. Mnnlkt, Jan. 8. 8 JO p. m. Lieut. I. C. (lllmore of the United Stales gun lioat Vorklwon who waa enpturwl by the Insurgents last April near l'nler, on tbe roast of Luzon, and rescued n few days ago by Col. Luther It. liars of the Thlnl-thlrd volunteer Infantry, ent In the apartment of his sister, Mrs, Major Price, at tho Hotel Orlente In Manila, and told n romarkablo atory on hla eight months In captivity, end ing with his dramatic dollvoranca from n death that seemed Inevitable. The steamer Venus .enme Into tho hnrbor Saturday evening from Vlgnn, Province of South lloooa. with Lieut, (lllmore and nineteen other American prlilencrs Including seven of his sail ors from tho Yorktown, Llout. Oil moro, after reporting, eame ashore and hobbled along, with tho aid of a cano, to the Hotel Orlente, where American officers and ladles wero waltzing through tho halls to tho strains of Agu.naldo'a March." Although tanned and ruddy from ex poeure, and hU weakneea and ner vousness showing the reilt of long hardships, he speaks warmlyhnlluluutn naldn ami very, bitterly against (Ion. Tlno, declaring that while In the tor titer's Jurisdiction ho waa treated splendidly, Imt that after that he fell Into Tluo's bauds he suffered ev orythlng. Col. Hare and Unit. Col. J lew-Mho latter of the Thirty-fourth volunteer Infantry, rocued Ollmore's party on Dec. 18 nenr thehnidwntora Abaulta lllver. after they had been abandoned by the Klllplnni and were expecting death from the savngo tribes around them. When the rescuing force ronoh oil them they were nearly starved, but were living In tho hope ot getting down Hie river to the coast. Llout. (illmnro inn tic this statement to tho Aseaoalnted. Press: "Tho I1llilnos aluminum) iw on Dsc. 10, We had reached tho Abaulta rlrer near IU source that morning, and tho I'lllplnns rafted us over. We then went down the stream along n rough trail, guarded by a company of Filipinos. That night we were seprted from this guard and another company waa put In charge of us. I auspwtml something and questioned the lieutenant In com mand. He aald: 'I have orders from den. Tlno to shout you all, but my con science forbids. 1 shall leave you here.' I begged III in for two rlllea to protect us from savages, adding that I would glvo him letters to the Americans, who would pay him well and keep him from alt hnrm. Ho refused this, however, saying Hint he would not dnro to com ply. Soon ntterward ho left with his compnny. "We had seen some snvngos In war paint around us, nnd wo prepared to fight them with cohhleatoiioa, tho only weapons that wero available to us. The next morning we inllowml tho troll of the Klllpluos soldlera, feeling that It waa better to stick to thorn than to be murdered by savages, but we could not catch up with them. Then I ordered the men to hulld rafts, lu the hope of lloatliig down the river. It was n for lorn hope, but I knew the river must empty Into the een somewhere. I was so weak that I did not expect to get out, but I thought wiuiu of the men could." Tho jury nt Corpus Chrlstl awarded Mra. Nannie Morgan $1000 damage lor Injuries sustained by her sou on tlio Aransas Puss railway. The total production of the Corsi ca nn oil fluid for the month of Do cumber showed nn Increose over that ot November ot over UOU barrela. .lu ll Mnrrlxnt ('H.r. Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 7. Mueh Interest centers In tho result ot the examination of the threo loading phy slclans of the city In tbe .Julia Mor rison rase on the ouostlnn of her sus ceptibility to emotional Insanity or cberratlon of mind as a result of ner voiih weakness. The physleluns to bo examined attended Mlsa Morrison shortly utter the killing ot Ulden nnd mude u study ot her case In a thur ough mantier. IWelurkr I'lflil. Ixindon, Ky., Jan. 8. News reached here of a general fight on Otter Crook. Clay county, In which LI go Lewis and den. May were shot And killed nnd other iartlclianla seriously wounded. The fight occurred at a eehealhouie oh Otter creek, where on of the Jftcksons was on trial before a ihur hunt ti for killing another Jaektwn. The light atarted soon attar the trial begun mid court waa adjourned anil the tight rarlwl on, botli In the aoheol Iiohm nnd yard. llMt.rlrr KHInl, Manila. Jan. 8. dan, Scliwan's ool iimii, advancing to the wiuth, oeeii pled lllnan. One Amerleati was killed and three were wounded. Nina ot the enemy's dead were found on the field after the light. A number of rlllaw wero enptttretl ami severnl prisoners were taken. i,Jnhra . ,,9i?fr ,r8m J,B 8lx-h United States artillery, tlothed In a wajor'a tinlfqrni, wus Ouinil among Hie Insurgent dead at Koreleta ye. tertlay. ntate t'liienilMlnti Onlrr. Austin. Tex . Jan. 0. Confirming the reports that have been sent out from Austin the laat few days, the conimU ahwi yesterday Issued the order pre scribing the method of weighing cot ton. It requires the certificate of the public weigher or an affidavit of ship per stating weight., nnd In the nbseuco of both nn arbitrary weight of m pounds per hale is fixed, with the pro viso that the rate shall bo paid on this amount, but Is subject to verification by actual weight and the charges to bo determined by the corrected actual weight. The comnthielon Is confident of tho success of Its newly adopted plan, on the ground that a public weigher Is subject to prosecution for certifying to false weights, which will deter fraudu lent cortlllcntea, nnd the shipper Is well awnro that ho Is subject to prose cution for perjury for making a false allldavlt, and In absence of both tho roads must collect on IU pounds, which Is subject to correction nnd ad justment of charges on actual weights. The cummlaalon Is e Us lied that this wilt prevent relmtlug that 1ms been ex isting in the tinderbltllug practice. The order ot the com mission la na follows: Amending commodity tariff No. 1-D. Hearing Jan. 3, It Is herouy ordered that commodity tariff No 1-1). leaned by thla coin illu sion to upply on shlpmunta of cotton and cotton llntora, In Imloa, trans ported by railroads between polnta In Texus, and errectlve March 10. 1809, bo amended by adding to section 3 ot said tariff the following regulation: Fourteenth Weights: The rates of this tariff shall, unlet otherwise pro vided, apply upon the actual weight of ouch bule of cotton or cotton lliitern transported, it shall be the duty of ouch railroad comiHiuy to demand of shippers, at the time shipments of cot ton nrc tendered for transportation, the public weigher'a rertltlcate setting forth his weight for ouch bne Included In such shipments. In rase the cotton has not been weighed by a public weigher, the railroad couiimuy shall de muutl of the shipper a statement, certl Hud and sworn to, showing the actual wtlght ot each Imle tendered tor ship ment. When tno actual weights of cot ton shipments ure furnished In either manner above aperlllcd, the railroad companies shall 'omploy such weights In computing' charges fur the transpor tation of the shlpmonts, but If shipper fall or refuse to furnish to the railroad companies the nrtunt weights of tho shipments as above required, then tho railroad Rompanloa shall employ tho average weight of S38 pounds per bale In onmputliiK rhnrgea tor transporta tion, and shall retain. In full, Mue charges thus determined and collected until the urtuni weights may thereaf ter m furnished, whereupon the charges for transportation shall bo ad justed In accordance with the nctuul weights. When the certificates of public weighers, or Hwom statements of weights of cotton shipments, as nbovo specified, are furnished, surh certifi cates or statements ahull ho Indorsed with tho number date and character of bill of lading Issued for the cotton they rover, and they shull be plaeed on file lu tho olllce of the railroad ngout receiving them and shall bo thcro re tained for future reference. This order shall take effect Fob. 10, 1900. Fred McDonald foil from his wagon nt Sun Aiigolo. recently, and died from tho effects of the fall. Culnrril Troop. (lninliir, dnlveston, Tex., Jnn. 9. Four troops of the Tenth United SUtes cavalry (colored i will arrive here on Wednes day evening from Culta, and on Thurs day will leave fur garrisons on the Hlo (Irunde. Tho Southern Pacific compa ny Is arranging to transport the men nnd their horses. Four speclul trains of fifty-one onra will be sent to dnlvestan Wednesday, nnd tho troojw will he moved the fol lowing dny. The transport Kllpatrlck will bring them here. The Southern Paclllr has contracted to take two of the '-ompanles to Hehbronvllle (these are destined for Fort Ulnggold). one company to Uredo, for Fart Mcintosh, nnd one eomimny to Spo fiord Junc tion, for Haglo Pass. The Tenth cavalry was In Cuba mir ing the late war, and dlatlHgMUhwl itself lu the battle of 8s n Jnan Hill. Alfred li llurr died at Hartford, Comm., the other day. ,MrrUE If'I'l u rtreret. Austin, Tex.. Jan. S. Newe reached here ot the marriage of Mr. Frank Itaberla, eon of Dr. Itvberta, a promi nent eitlieu ot Caldwell county, and Mtes Thomas, n young lady who was until a few days ago teaching school at Pialnfleld, Ind. Mr. Iloberts Is attend lug school at Danville, Ind. He and Mies riiutnns were married the early part ot last September at Indianapolis, but tho announcement ot the fait was Dot made until a few dryj age. llnperate Unnmcd Men, HI Paoo, Tex., Jan. 6 Osroalmo Par ra and Antonio llorts, were cxeciit eil here yeetcrday for murder, mad a deaoentie iftort to kill some of the Hirers or siMctAtora yesterday after neon when their sell deer was unlock ed. It bed bem decided to liang Flore first, for leer that he would break tlown. When the ultlpors unlocked the eell iloor to convey him to the gallows lHith prisoners dashed out and slabbed right and left among the crowd with dirks made of coarse steel wire. A desperate struggle followed and the most Intense excitement was pre cipitated. A constable shoved Parra Into the colt and bolted the door, and fire rang er nnd deputy sheriffs sprang upon Flares, disarming hint and hearing him to the floor. He was handcuffed and his feet were liortiil nnd then conveyed to the scaf fold where death waa Instantaneous. Ilangpr Hd nrraut waa wounded In Hip atoiiMrh by a dagger throat. The sheriff then declared that no cit izen or other officer should be Injured by Para, and railed nn the prisoner to throw up hla hands. 'I hare decided to shoot him down It ho resists," aald he. as he opened the cell door. live onipara drew their six shooters nnd covered the prisoner. He wns removed without difficulty, but n dirk wna found nt his feet. He kissed a cntrtllx nnd deelnred his Innoeenco on tho scaffold. The trait doors sprung open os the sheriff pulled the lever, and drrontmo Farm's head wns almost severed from his Imdy by the rope. Iloth men died In the rnthollc faith. Tertllilr Trmrilj-. Ran Antnnlo. Tex.. Jan. fi. A terrible tragedy wna enncted In tho farmhouse of L. A. Wisdom, near the Itexnr coun ty line, nn tho International and dreet Northern railway, about eighteen miles southwest of San Au'.onlo on Tuesday night. Mrs. Wisdom, aged 71 years, waa ap parently kicked In the back and expir ed within a very few nilnutee after re ceiving the blow. I A. Wisdom wns fearfully beaten up and saved from worse punishment only through reaching for his shotgun and the Intervention of u young sister of his assailant. Thomas II. Wisdom, a dent mute nnd nephew of I. A. Wisdom, was plnred In Jail horo yesterday, ehnrged with assault to murder. Slurtril, DenUnn, Tex., Jan. 0, O. K. Miles, engineer for tho Donlson-Shormnn In tenirbnn I.lertrlc Lino, started to work locating tho permanent lino for tho elertrls oonoctlon between Deulson and Sherman. Two preliminary surveys wore made olght and one-half nillea long, between tho two towns, and tho difference In length of the two surveys Is not 13S feot. Tho work of locating the permanent line started to-day. will get It In readiness for making right of wuy contracts and settling all the pre-llmlnnrlea. Nnrrim HiiMr-. Texnrknnn. Tox Jan. fi. A runaway nccurcd In this city to-dny. which cam very near resulting I ntwn deaths. A bottllughouse team broke loose from their driver, and in the ruah a man named Ole Kdwnrds, who was lu the wagon, fell out and sprained tils Iok. A youth 15 years old who wns with lidwnrds fel under the vehicle and the wheels passed over him, Inlllrtlnt; painful, but not serious Injuries. Until lu n Writ. Paris, Tex., Jnn. C Ilnhort Pnrk wns found dead In a well nt the home of his brother yesterday morning. At 0 o'clock yesterday morning he was mlsaod from his sleeping apartment nnd a search was then Instituted. His clothing was found one lu the yard near the well curbing. Neighbors were summoned and a man wns lowered to the bottom, where ho found the lifeless body. The well was tlfty feot deep. The deceased wus unmarried and about 40 years of age. Hliul -t lllm. Sherman. Tex., Jan. C Yesterday morning shortly after 2 o'clock Patrol men Ungford nnd Terry answered a police call to 813 North Crockett street, the realdeleo uf Mrs. M. M. Jouvcnat. The statement of her son, Mr. Paul JourenaLef the cause of the police oall, waa aa roiiowa: MI wng awakened by a noise nt one of the south windows, through which I could detect the shadowy form of a IHBH. and 1 proceeded to take a shot nt him." Niiislt-I'iu ('. Meridian, Tex., Jan. 6. The c!ty of Merldan and tbe northwest portion of Mosque county have been under consid erable exrltement since Monday ut noon over the discovery of five well- developed cases ot amallpox about six miles from town, some three weeks ago a man was suddenly taken III with fever, and soon afterward waa covered with eruptions. The dootors then pro nounced It ahlekennox. Ho maavariul In ten days, but sltieo that time nearly every one who was exposed to him luring till Illness baa ooutraxleU disease. Carnrgln (llr to Run Antonio. Ban Antonio, Tex., Jan. 8. Sen An lonlo la (o be the next Texas elty to snjoy tho benefits ot Andrew Carne ple'a munlllccMce, according to a Washington telegram, aud hla offer to donate tho splendid sum of $M.0f0 for n public library In thla elty cornea through the kindly Interest of Mrs. James I Slnytlen, the accomplished wife ot Itepresenlatlve Slayden. Somo time ago, when Mr. Carnegie's philanthropic purposes became known to tho country, nnd In fart to tho world, tho public library needs ot many American cities were called to bis attention. When Mr. Carnegie gave 110.000 to Fort Worth nnd followed it Inter with n similar contribution to Dallas. Mrs, Slayden thought It wns pooelhle to In terest the philanthropist In the needs ot her town and alio npconllngly wrote him, setting forth many vital facts about Sen Antonio, the great need of a public library here, and re quostml his careful consideration ot the claims of hla philanthropic en deavor. How strongly Mra. Slayden'a presentation of the matter Impressed Mr. Carnegie la shown by the fallow Ing letter, which she received Satur day: New York, Jan. S. Mrs. James I Slayden, Washington: Dear Madam Mr. Cnrnegle has been Interested In your letter touching the Son Antonio public library. If the rlty will furnish aesultahle site, also that a dstaehed holding ran be erected thereon light ri! from all sides, he will give $80,000 for tbe purpose, provided the rlty will agree, through Its council, to maintain the library free to the people at a cost of $800 per year, which, Mr. Carnegie thinks, It will require to provide for the wants of a city of 00, 000 Inhabitants. Very respectfully, J A 8. llllHTIlAM. Private Secretary. Dentil Itrnmth Hie Water. Victoria, Tex.. Jnn. 8.-P. C. drot bans, iHMtmasler nt thla place wan drowned In the river Sunday morn ing between 8 nnd 9 o'clock ut the olectric light plant. Mr. Itnthhnne, manager of Hie plant, found somo clothing and a nolo udilreesed to Mrs. Rrothnos on Uio 1m nit of therlvor. Ho nt once In company with Judge Fly went to the postofllce and there In quired for Mr. drothnus. Postoflleo Inspector Thomas, who wns In tho poatouVo nt tho time, answered that Mr. drothnus had promised to meet him thoro at 8 o'clock, but hnd not so far shown up. Thereupon Mr. Ilnthbono told tho Inspector ot tho finding ot tho clothing nnd noto. Search was nt oupo mndo for Mr. dnitlmus' body, nnd tho namo wna found by Marshal Hock nt 1 ocloek. TerrlMr llntlli. dalroston, Tex., Jan. 8. Charles. F. liny os, aged It yonra and sou of Col. Chns. W. Hayes, tho veteran newspaper man of this rlty, whs electrocuted Sat urday by coming In contact with a live electric light wire of the Ilriirh Hlectrlo Light company. He was hanging ad vertising steamers nn a wooden awning of the Tribune building for the opera house management, In whose employ he has been for many years. lu reselling over edge of the awn ing he accidentally touched onn of tho wires with his wrist uud received a ahoek which produced death lu n few minutes. He uttered nn ngnnUtng scream when the shock entered his tnxly and fell bark on the shed. Life wus almost ex tinct when uselstaneo readied him. De ceased was unmurrlod uud lived with his pureouts. Alton I h 'l'o.ilin. dreenvlllo, Tex., Jan. 8. Two years ngo an opossum oseaped from Middle ton's grocery and got under tlio floor. Saturday on opening the store the mar supial was dUooverlng eating sumo eggs and was promptly rendered nn romieluus by a blow an the head, when he was captured and Is lu cantlnement again. The opossum Is fat and evi dently has lived well during the past two years ut the expanse of the grocery. Hue flow. Austin, Tex., Jnn. 8. A magnificent flow ot water was struck Saturday In the artesian well that Is Mug drilled by the state on the state lunatic asylum grounds here. The well had readied a depth of 1918 feet sheu the (low was struck. It la eetliimtoa to amount to fully Xif.OW gallons par day aud will be more thau sufficient to supply alt tho needa of that Institution. It la p ire freestone water and has no superior far domestic t. Trnl IMH.Iilts Austin. Tex.. Jan. 8. An old Confed erate sollder, who Is I wus less, present etl himself before the board of pension advisers and requested that they send him to the state penitentiary for the rest ut his lite. Ho stats I that he wus without means of supiwrt and homeless and tb.t he did net hare money with which to visit witnesses and seeure testimony' as to lib war record, whleh would give him admission to the Con federate house. PASTUrtK AND FARM, Winter gardens have Aate well. Ilorkdate wnnU a ilO.MO cotton nitll. Ahfcot & Hrntis of San Angela bought )too mutioit sheen nt 1. Two mules suffering with sUndera were shot In Fannin county. Cattle In the Abilene country nro re ported as being In good endll!6m Swift ft Co. of Waco sent n tralfii6ad of cattle fattened at least Waeo to BU l.uttls. A strawberry farm, consisting ot several acres. Is an addition to tho In dustrie ot Orange eounly. Mighty-two cows nnd oalvcs were re eently cold nt AMIeno to the blithest .bidder, and brought $010. According to udvlees a number ot mules have died on the wuy from New Orleans to the Transvaal. A dreenvlllo commission house ship ped out during tho holiday lO.OOO tur keys raised In Hunt county. Farmers around Kemp, I. T., ore net. Ively preimrtng for this year's crorw by getting tho land denned. W. J. Turner lias brought from par ties at llalllnger 8UT acres of land In. Itonnels county at $8.80 per acre. Abilene parties hnvo received an or der from the llrllleh government for OT more mulee for the Transvaal country. A enrlond of hay pasted through Coraleann n few dara ago en route from Texas to the Hrlllah army In thiTrnai. vanl. The big cattlemen are pulling out of the Creek country. Most 0f tho hi Texns herds will next year go to the Osago nnd Comntioho reservations. Work U oxpcctPd to begin on tho construction of the proposed Irrigation canal In Orange county In n fow weflka. Tills will add several thousand aerflo to the rice ncrongo In that county HiIj year. More fine rains hare fallen recetillr nround U lupuses nnd tho fnr-mara re joice. Small gnilu tuer promised belier at thla season of tho year, Tliero have ben moro winter rains nlrtstdy. than during the whole of last wtnlor. Itoporta from all porta ot Oraysoa county, as well aa continuous counties In Texas and the Indian Territory, nro that the wheat stand Is excellent nnd In condition to stand tho vicissitudes of much rougher winter than Is uppro bonded. , A company with n capital of $8,000, 000 has been Incorporated under tho laws of West Virginia for tho purpoio of plating on tho market n rolton pick lug machine. It Is shaped Ilka n ginltt reaper, though with higher axes and with 7-foot wheels. There hits Iwen a great deal of now ground put In cultivation oast uud notrheast of Denlson, In the Chjoknsaw Nation this fall and winter. A grunt deal of wheat has been sown this fall and winter, nnd the rroiw look fine. Up to Jan. 1 Coraicnnu received 30, 103 bales ot cotton. Four thoroughbred rare horses wera sold nt Marehall at public auction. Weird was purchased by Hon. F. T. Hembert of Longvlaw, for $400; Llttls Foggy to Mra. J. U. Morrott. Marshall, $100; Hiiima Hay to 8. 13. Perry, Mar shall, $100; Forryman II. to Fred Hor ner, Murshall. $188. Tho stockholders of a tobacco farm of thirty-five uores nltiu miles north east of Marshall hold their annual mooting. Tho burns on the farm oon talu 1000 pounds ot loaf tobacco, whlo.' was grown this year. The experiment! was pronounced a success and the ooro age will bo Increased this year. There nro millions of feet ot tupelo gum, oak, nab, walnut, hickory and cherry timber accessible to Orange that would afford all the material necem ry for a furniture fuctory and Orange Is an Ideal location fo, such nn enter prise, says an Oraugo paper. Dick Plnchnni or Cublwater, Sherman, county, says: "Cattle looks wee! In this part of tbe country and wo hava Iota of food If wo should need IL Wo had a great deal ot rain this fall and winter, which has hurt the grass soma for winter." The shipments or horse anil mules in southern plantations for several weeka hnvo run up to a weekly aver age of more than 100 earn. Nearly alt these have cone to tho smith, where they will be used to prepare the land, for spring work. Oustave A. Jahn. who lHtrod4ft Japanese rice In Louisiana, In asm iwny with several New Tork capital ist, will examine some rlee lands be tween Ilenumont and Houston, with n view of coueetructlng lrrigntlng ranaU aud MtaulleMlRg large rira rarms. Texaa buyers have a contract to pur eiuwe etc additional moles for the Ilrlt Uh HorornmeMt. and It Is expect etl that the last ahlpmsnt will be made between the llth and 80th ot January. Foar hundred mulee were shipped last week from Fort Worth. Hud llarvlck at Vaugfcsa. UU1 roun ty, has a Durham calf (Imt U a curi osity. One-halt the ealf train the mid dle ot the rate to the tall la solid white and the other halt Is solid red. Noth ing like It baa ever been sea In that lection.