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STATE . DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION.
Tfcfl Dratocr&tle oonventlon to noml Bate candidates (or stnto ernees vtm Aeld at Oalvetton An guilt 3 to S. ttr the usual preliminary work ot rgajaUatlon, appointment of commit wt, te tbo following platform wta adopted: M evolved, by tho Democrats of Texan esMrestton SMeiublrd, that w In Jwcaa fa every particular the platform J 4gJ by tbo national Demoeratlt etlon at Cbloaco In 1391, t ut wt tmrtally commend anil approve the Jwliintilon In favor of nn I neon, e tax; iraUant tbe power of 1mm ha to Issue for a tariff for menus that upon t lio bill providing for the present armr, that the Increase thotcot niuttt be mustered out nt the end of thli war, and we declare against any lncreaie in tho standing army of the United States. 13. That we Indorse the action of the Chicago convention In the nomluntloti of Win. J. Dry an for president, nnd np prov tho campaign bo mado and pledge him our support for reaewlna tlau In 1M4. H. We Indorse and oommeud the nd mlnwtrntlan of llev. Culberson and hie associates ai being economical, wise nnd patriotic. It. That whom, the Democratic W nperate without discrimination I"'" J"4' Mm t,mt frow u m' Hcf. classes or sections, and far the Wuniggiinri " uetm nwuntn nnu fw and unlimited coinage of gold and : coslnt friend of the working clans- lltw at tbe ratio of 10 to 1. with full ; therefore we declare It to be a cor 'rifcU tender qualities and without ref rnf to tba aetlon of other govern- X VVa denouneo tho Hopubllcan party foe thn passaga of the Dlngley bill, wbsefc places tbo burden of tariff tax ation upon thoeo least able to bear It, ami which Mas reunited In a crest dill-j-K of trvMUt, X IV declure that the present war atcMfiK'fli can not and shall not ob tteure tbo money question, upon wbleb 'Jt.i rUbt In 1000 will bo chiefly made, tho Interest now being taken In tba S.OW.JXW ixmplo of Cuba nnd I'ortn file must not detract from tbo vital totermU of 76,000,000 of our own peo Si. 4. That while wo recognize the tie- I ---1 i.Jm.I.U ll.a. tall .uiIiIIb ....... I. 1 I rm riHvii; inhi mii ihump "t ,- cludlng the ptibllo printing) should be done within the confine of the state, other thliien being equul, whenever pOMlblP. 10, We Indnne thu feu bill and toxt boolt bill pasted by tho Inst legisla ture. 1". We Indorse tho railroad commis sion law nnd tho administration there of, and In this connection wo demand Hint the leglslnturo mako all needful appropriations to enable tho commis sion to employ such ox ports as tho commission may deem lieeoawtry to on nble It to oxumluo Into tho trulllc nf falrn of railroad companies in this state, and wo further favor the enact- HE FIHED FIRST GUN INTO THE SPANIARDS AT MAN ILA MAV I. HON. J. D. SAYEKS, j-imU7 of a war tax, wc denounce the terrtiHrt bill passed by the Republican igrt j- for tho gross Inequalities there in, txth In tho tax Imposed und tho ex emptions made. 5. That we congratulate tbt country toon tba skill and Intrepidity of Amer ica Midlers und sailors In tht proa ewt war, which we declare to have B4R famed upon ua by tbe conduct of tl. Th national Democratic party wilt give the president of tht United fluim I (a full support In all weauurt u-mmry to conduct this war to an rly awl sweeetful end. 7 That we favor tbe sonorous do vfkioBUHU of I bt American navy to Mhtavr extent It May be naoetoary uj proiwt our com Mere on every aw m1 our c-ltlxrn in overy Und. H. Ibat w favur tbe construction a4 i iMitral if tbe NIcaraKita canal by W I'ultMl ;ttmtea. 9 That w fat or th carrying out of ih Wir and spirit of tbe resolutions undW wblrb wt lntrvn4 In Cuba. ind vtm tuslst that lb Cubans shall bu iKmilitl to rstabllsb nn ludroendvnt jwrrsncat of their own. Uut In tbe vwit that tho popl of that Inland hill borontor desire to be annexed to JfeW rountry. and tb terms of anneia Ooh n be aatUfartorily arranged be tww the two governments, wt will wvksMMa CHbn as a part of tbo terri tory of tbo I'nlted SUtea. !. We tavor tbe acubOiJN of lorto lltai and nil other tfanlsH pom eat Iowa m ik wtotnrn bstnCanbem. J I. I hnt we rennVa our fnlib In tbe Voaroo doctrlgt. and oppose tbe uu 4 ami ton or iwntlnuod raimitloN of the tiUloolne Islands or any territory m i bo taatern bemUnbert. vj. We approve tbe notion of tbe Aovrats la eougrew la eo(iafUa men' of n law making It the duty of the commission to keep sunli oxpsrtH ooutlnuously employotl In this wtirk to the mid that discriminations by railroad campanlM against persona and places be entirely prevented. 18. Wo indorso the able, honest and economical method In which Attorney (lenornl Crone hut mnntKod the butt ntea of lilt high a lllce. II. We favor the appointment by tbe twenty-sixth legislature of a commit tee to constat of the governor, oomp trolltr and slate revenue agent, whoso duty It aball be to diligently Imjiilro Into our Mate's financial system, In cluding tbe method of levying and col lectiMK taxes nnd the ayattw of ac counting of tbe government onViols. said committee to formHlnte aurb, measures of reform looking to n fair and eouitablc distribution of burdens of govs rn men l and to a more economi cal nnd MEBttfltlotw cole lion of tbe taxes and nt tbe sums time provide ull proper and necensitry safeguards for beeklMK the receiving and disbursing oMcore etinrgod with tbe duty of band ling state funds, the same tomtnlttos to rttwrt to tbe toculature, mnhlng sorb reotMMMteuda IIoms as may bt deemed Hit nnd nmctlcnWe. M. Wt recognise the ueceostty of de veloping oor edtM at tonal sysum. Wt the reforu declare Ibut all legislative as sistance nscotaary will bt glren to brint: the ay at em to tbo blgbeet pot albis net: ret of IMcitwcy consist en t with our 14 nn Mela I conditions nnd In or dtr to accomplish this purpose we di mand that lite law allowing tbe appro priation of ny part of tbe parmaaent acbool fund to be transferred lo the available sohool fund shall be repealed. 31. Veeliog a juat priiir Is Ujo In creasing usrfulnpss of tho tiutvorstty of Texas, the agricultural nnd median irnl college and other eOiicatlonal It. stfttitlons wc favor such appropriations by the leglslnturo an may promoto tbolr poieltm'T and advancement II. We favor the greatest possible aMlfllanre to tho oleomonynnry Instl tlons of tho statu consistent with Its fliiaurlnt condition nnd especially fa vor the stato care for ull Its ltmano, Idiots nnd optleptlm. 73. We favor the enactment of a statute prohibiting nil railway compan ies from giving free paaaos or free transportation to uuy one not in tbo employ of same. Swnyno of Tnrrant offered n resolu tion In Hon of tho una he had offered J ut before adjournment Wednesday night, as follows: ' Wo fnvcr tho holding of primaries for state ufllcera, whether by oonvon Hon or primary election, on oua and tho tamo day." Tho resolution was adopted. The following resolution waa an nounced by J. M. Itlehardc of l'ar kor: "We denounce mnhocrnoy nnd white onplsm, nnd wo dumnnd that all per sons of whatovor race, arced or con dition shall bo equally protected by our lawn In tho enjoyment of life, liberty und tho pursuit of huppluoss." It was attain td. Tho regular order of buslnoM was called fur. Nomination for governor wore declared to he In ordor, and Chalrmnn lllaha recognised Mr. Cecil tfirlth of dray son county, who nomi nated tho lion. Joseph U. gayor fur governor of the state of Tex a. MitJ. Bayers was numluatwl by a ris ing vote, amid great enthusiasm. Hon. Howard Templn of Navatro county and W. I'. Klnlay of llexur also seconded flayers' nomination. Hx-(Jov. I.uhboelc, A. W. Mclvor and John W. Wortham were appointed to (wcort (lov. tiayer to the platform. Major Kayera whh introduced by tho venerablo ex-fJov. I.ubliock, who said he hud never had a grnotor ploasure in his life. The major was received with a great ovation, tho delugntea rlMlng In their seats, yelling and ehnerlng. MaJ. Bayers uddroaaed tho conven tion for some time. He prnmlucd that If elected ho would 1 controlled only by his oltlrlnl oath auJ tbe plutform nV his party; also by the pledges ho had made and a Just aeuae of public duly. Tho major stated he stood wpiurely on the Chicago platform of 1SI8. Hon. J. N. Drowning, uomlitdo for lieutenant governor, was called for. He made a short talk. In wltleh ho said ho appreciated fully the honor con ferred upon him. He said ha stood unequivocally upon the Chicago plat-' form and the state platform, and re iterated his alluRtuiieo to Win. J. Hryan. James N. Drowning for lieutenant governor, Thomas 8 Hmlth for attor ney general, 11. W. I'lnley for comp troller, J. 8. Kendall for superintend ent of public Instruction, Thomas J. Drown for Judgo of tho supremo court; nnd Allison Maylleld for railroad com mlKslnnor were nominated by nocla inatlon. Heth Mills, T. S. (lurrlson and J. W. J. W. Finger, M . II. llross, F. T. Hocho and O. W. Hmlth woru placed in nomination for lund commUstoner. After a ballot all wlthdrow except Fin ger, Mho wax ununlrnmuly nominated. Hobldns wore uamml for treasurer. The luttor wna nominated. Dice, ltllss, Cnveu and Drooka were presented for Judge of tbo court of criminal nppenls. Drooka was nomi nated. Hon. It. I Fotter was introduced and presented the following rotolu Hon: Whereas, the Democratic party In Texas wus recently confronted with grave dltllcultles and dangers, arising from tbe combinations and schemes of Its tMCHtlM, which demanded tbe high t ability, courage and fidelity tu mnet nnd overcome; nnd Whereas, after a bltttr conMlct, a united Democracy places to-day before tbe people of Texas Its grand pklfortu of prlnclulns nnd Its roll of standard bearers, In full confidence of tbolr ap proval nnd acceptance; It Is but com mon Juttkcc and n waller of duty to return tbe hearty thanks of the He i hoc racy of Texas to tbe Han. J. W. Illnkt, who, as tbe executive otHcer of tbe irty, led our linen to victory, and by till personal sacrifice, his unfailing tonraut and devotion to principle and his bonornbit disc barge to every duty, deserves tbt commendation and ap proval of every Democrat of Texas. A delegate tried to muke a point of order, bot Frank Andrews, acting chairman, declared It not well taken. Mr. Andrews called for a rising vote, and declared ike resolution was unan imously carried. There were pretext from a dozin placet, and there wore elieors long and loud far Diane. Judge Dell of Tarrant was electtd chairman ol the sUtt txeeuUvi eu wilts. iff t'linrlei OATSititugli, n( Nwtnn, KantM, a Kamiile nt Ilia Klml of Men Tliat Hlanil llrlilrnl Our Wfupuni nf War Hiijt NpntilnriU I'ire Vrrj Wllit. UNNIIU Charlat L'avanaugh, t h e man who fired the first shot at the groat naval battle of Manila bay, Is a nallvo of llarv.y county, ICansaa. Ho Is a gunner on tho Olympln, Admlntl Dewey's llngahlp. and line charge of one of the 8-Inch guns. When the bat tle commence! the Olympla signaled tho other ships to begin firing, both by "wlg-wngglng" nnd by firing tho first shot herself. Chnrlea Cavnnntigh had the honor of firing that llrrt hot. A lettor was received from Cavnnntigh n few darn nr:o by Chnrlea llnrher. n cousin. In which he nnlil tho Are of the Spanish fleet was at all times very wild, nnd that to the American sailors It was simply nn oxrltlng target prac tice, nunnor Cavannugh Ih Just 21 years old nnd he entered the Amer ican navy nenrly two years ago. He enlisted In November, 1890. Ho was drilled In tho recruiting ahlp Inde pendence. Tho following March ho was sent neross tho Pacific In tho mall steamer Peru, and nftor hi arrival In Japan on April 15. ho ws trans ferred to tho flagship Olympla. Ho learned tho tricks aboard tho ship very quickly, and was transferred lo tho Yorhtown nnd hack to tho Olympla. Ills promotion was rapid, and ho noon was placed In charge of one of tho big guns. Tho young gunner hna numerous relative In Harvov county. His father, J. 8, Cavannugh, nnd his grandfather, 8. 8. Cavnuaugti, live near Hedgwlck, nnd are proud of their young gunner. porsry, nnd alio went to a convent for n time for the peace the world cannot give. Mntnllo now forgets her own griefs In trying to lighten those of others. tin PAY OF THE NAVY. tin Men riiinnrra of umrrrs ami At l.o(ikiil After. When one take into consideration the Intolllgcnoo, the technical training and the othor demands mndo upon thorn by tholr profession tho ofllcerx and man who handle our wnr ships are poorly paid as oomimrod with those who fallow similarly exacting duties on shore. An nuleer's pay varies ilot only, according to his rank, but accord, lug to the nature of his duty. Ills higher pny Is whllo at ca, his lowest while on loave or "waiting otdors." The following glvos tho olllcors' pay per annum: Hear ndmlrnls, $1,000 to 10.000; commodaros, $8,000 to $6,000; captains. $t,S00 to $i,s00; commanders, $1,300 to $3,800; nontenant command ers, $l,000Mo $8,000; lieutenants. $1,000 to $2,000; lloutonnntH, junlcr grndo, $1,100 to $1,000; ensigns. $800 to $1,100; tin- nl cadets, $800 lo $080. Contrary to the general popular notion, nnval offi cers clothe and feed thomsolvos They also house themselves, exropt when on hoard ship or whon stationed nt a navy jnrd whero quarters uro provided. True, thoy arc allowed whllo at sea tho munificent sum of 30 cants per dlom for their rations. Furthermore, officers of the American nnvy havo to pay out of their own pockets for tho ontortnln mont not only of tholr own personal friends, hut of officials tho guests of tho nation. Tho pay of tho enlisted men varies from $0 por month, re ceived by a third-class apptcntlec, to $70 por month, which Is the compensa tion of a chlof machinist. An "ordi nary soamnn ' rooelvos $10, a "seaman" $2i and a "landsman," who Is an un skilled recruit, $10 por month. Men In the artificer claim, such as blacksmiths, electricians, bollor-makors. etc., get from $36 to $80 por month. All onllsted men. like olflcors, receive tholr 30 cents tier diem for rations. Furthermore. CHADLKS CAVANAUOH. AN EX-UUEEN'B MUSTACHE. Hx-Queen Nalullo of ftorvla, who la about organize a corps of titled la dles to act as nurses In tho Cuban war, has n mustache a thick, well defined mustache of which many a downy-lipped dudo might bo Justly envious. Na talie Is known as "tho most unfortun ate queen In Htirope," nnd to tho mind of the nvorago American woman the mustache Is doubtless sulllolcnt ground to establish the title. Dut Natalie Is enough of nn Oriental lo count tho lihadnwy lino above her lip as a mailt of especial lioauty -a particular mark of favur from tho gods. Alio has had more tragedies In her life tbnn nny othor queen consort of modern times, not ex cepting till lll-futml Huyenle, who was an fempress-consort, by tbe way. One ef the favorite tas tlmos of Natalie's disreputable hus band, King Milan, was to swing her about by her long, black hair before DBAUTIWUL HOMES. tba Teadnasy of tba Age Is TowaM Moral Drroratlon. Probably at no time In the world's history hoi so much nttontlon betn paid to the Interior decoration of homes ns at present. No borne, no matter how humble. Is without its han diwork that helps to beautify the apart monts and make tho surroundings more cheerful. The tnsto of tho Amer ican peoplo has kept pace with the ago and almost every day brings forth something new In tho way of a picture, a draping, a piece of furniture or othor form of mural decoration. Ono of tbo latest of these has been given to the world by the celebrated artist, Muvllle, In a scries of four haudiomo porcelain gamo plaques. Nat for years has any thing as handsome In this line been seen, The subjects represented b these plaques are American Wild Ducks, American Pheasant, American quail and Hngllsh Snipe. Thoy ara handsome paintings nnd are especially designed for hnnglng on dining-room walls, though their richness and beauty entitles them to place In the parlor of nny homo. Tboso original plaques havo been purchased at n cost of $50, 000 by J. C. Hublnger Dros. Co., man-, ufneturers of the celebrated Hlnstla Starch, and In order to enable their nnmerous customers to become posses sors of these handsomo works of art they havo bad tbcm reproduced by a special process In all the rich colors nnd beauty of tho original. They ars i.mnea on heavy cardboard, pressed and embossed In the sbapo of n plaque and trimmed with a heavy band of gold. Thoy measure forty Inches In, clrcumforence and contain no readlns matter or advertisement wbatover. Until Boptember 1st Messrs. J. C. Hu blnger Dros. Co, propose to dlitrlbutr thjeso plaques free to their customors. livery purchaier of three ten-cont pack ages of Elastic Starch, fiat-Iron brand, manufactured by J. C. Hublnger Dros. Co., Is entitled to receive one of theso handsomo plaques free from their gro cer. Old and new customers alike art entitled to the benefits of this offer. Those plaques will not bo sent through tno mall, tho only way to obtain tbem being from your grocer, ISvery grocery storo In tbo country has Klasttc Htarcn for sale. It Is the oldest and best laundry starch on tbe markot, and is tbo most perfect cold process starch ever Invented. It Is the only starch mado by men who thoroughly under stand tho laundry business, nnd tbo only stnrch that will not Injuro the fin est fabric. It has been the standard tor a quarter of n century, nnd ns an evi dence of how good It Is twenty-two million packages wcro Hold last yoir. Ask your dealer to show you Oie plaques and tell you about lClnstlo Starch. Accept no substitute. Dear In mind that this offer holds good a short time only, nnd should be taken advantage of without delay, Women may ho well versed In grnm mar, but not many of them can do slltio mntrlmony. llfHUl.r It Itloiiil lnt, (Sean Itlond mraiis a clean ikln. No ImmuI; without It. I'ntcumU1, (.(Mdy Cathartic drum your IiUmmI snd keep It clesn, by wlrrlag up the Usy liver tad driving all liu purlltri from ilia Iwdy. Iltgln tolsr to bunliti iNinplen. UHln. bloleht. hlnckhwid, nnd that itckly bilious Miplexlun by taking Cifctiret, baauty for ten vsmu. All drug CUW MiUfctlm RunrsnlMMl, lUc, t, 50. The renewal of Is a pure Jay. a broken friendship In Cur f,'iintllmltiMi I'liiBTur Take Cntcnrcu l iindr Cuthrtlo. lue or . If C.C. C. fall hi cure. druKifliU rotund limnay. A man never appreciate his homo until he has Ir.ft It. A bath with COSMO 1IUTTKHMII.IC BOAP, eiquljltnly scented, Is kootlilug aud LouoUclaL Sold uvorywbsre. Ice cream Is tunny mortals. a frigid blosslng to IWHAPPV NATAI.1H OFHKUVIA. the entire edurt circle. Her son. exander, was torn from her arms at an ago when he most required her earn. Her life was saved by a party of stu dents, who escorted her carriage ovir the frontier when it was attacked bv blred atsasslns. Her reason finally gave way under her burden of sorrows, but this last misfortune was only tern- there Is an Increase In pay for each re inllstment. Ono Important step, eonducltut to efficiency, taken by the navy department during the last year was tho elevating of tho status of gun captains, who nro now specially rated as such, with pay ranging from $35 to $50 per month. Formerly tho gun captain was chosen simply by Veason of his rank on ahlpbonrd; (hut Is. no man could be a gun captain, however good his marksmanship, unless he held some potty ofllce, such as boatswain's mate, coxswain or something of the sort. Now the gun captain Is the boat shooter nnd manipulator of tho weapon In the lattor's crew, regardless of his stand ing otherwise on board, and he receives extra pay fur his qualities. Leslie's Weekly. lloltaniililiig a lloat. Is I.leut. Hobsoti, by his gallant deed, likely to add a word to the nnu tloal portion of tho Hngllsh language? It looks llko It. For example, a river passenger steamer, one of the grim iest and most tumbledown of the many dlUpMalad craft of the kind that plow the silent highway, nearly collided with a barge at Iindou bridge yester day afternoon. The skipper used strong language to the target, but to his taunts the latter bellowed: "Hotter lake that old tub out to sea and 'Hub soulxt' hor!" The retort was greeted wltli a burst of appreciative and sym pathetic laughter by the nsiigers on board the vessel thus characterized. If the majority of the Thames passenger steamers were tltleleutly "Huosonlxtd ' Tho Automatic tlrlp Nook Voko Co., of Indlunupolls, Ind., whudo ud. ap pears oUowhero In this jmper, Iiuvh Invcntod what is without doubt tho boat and sufust ncok yoke on tho mar kot. It Is slinplo In construction, does not rattlo, und tho polo cannot jtoaslbly got away from It. I'hny offer vory liboral tornib to agouti und aw it ts n good suitor wo ui-go our readers to wrlto thorn at on co regarding It. Tho line botween Idle gossip and downright slandor ls thln. Kdiitafa Tuur llowata With (Jaaparata, Candy Cat liar lie, cur conitlpatlon forerer, 10c. ate. If t. C.C. fall, druggitl refund money Tho avftragn person prefers betas Idoullxed to being understood. I'upular Dflunlona. It Is generally believed In tho North that tho ellmato of our lowor Southern States, tboso bordering upon the OuU of Moxleo, Is very unhealthy; but many facts could bo adduced to show that this Is ono of the popular delusions so dlllteult to necount for. Perhaps this Idea Is due to tho prevalence of yellow fever throughout that section many years ago, and to the frightful mor tality during these epidemics. Uut during the last twenty years yellow fe ver has been a less frequent visitor In the South than that more fatal mal ady diphtheria lo the North. And the so-called yellow fever epidemic of last year eaused little or no damagt from disease, although It wrought much suffering from fright and quar antine. To show how erroneous Is this delu sion, In one Instance at least, it is stated on good authority that thers was not u single rnso of serious Illness during the past session among the stu dents of tho Ixmlslsna State Unlvor- ally at Union Houge, although many and replaced by comfortable modern i of them came from climates very dlt .. .... . ... . . . . . . ... . i. . , , i .. .. in.i.. I.- vessels, uie mange wouiii lie welcomed by most of the people who use the river service. l-ondoM Telegraph. Triiilrnajr uf Ilia Hay. The tendencies In religion in the present generation and In this coun try, nt least, art largely toward Indif ference. IndeHnlteneos of belief or un belief r&tner than disbelief, and Irrev ereneo toward what Is suiterhuman. with a neglect of public and household warship. To confound religion and humanity I regard as a common fallaoy. Itellglon may be Immoral, but without the Christian religion morality de clines Itt Dev. F. HuD'iDgtnn. ferent from that of Ilaton Houge. For example, there were four studenis from California, Pennsylvania, Mexico and Cuba, no ono of whom missed a single lesture or recitation on account ot lekness; and none of them had ever betn In Iiulslana before. Perhaps this remarkable healthful ness Is due to tho location ot Ilaton Houge on the lasf hill tgolng South), on sco banks of the Mississippi Jllver, Just sixty miles from the Gulf ot Mex ico on the Southwest, and thirty-six miles from Lake Maurepaa on tht Southeast. Ths breetee from these bod ies of water may have an lut'Menei upon tbe salubrity, as they certainly do upon tbt temperature ot tbe at moisbsrs.