Fort Worth Daily Gazette. (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 191, Ed. 1, Tuesday, July 17, 1883 Page: 1 of 8
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klUKOH mill blO"'
Llit of Losses ..
ly jo. Auoui uay
10 rear of Flanagan
11 grocery storo re-
tfrom McLuno. Alt
I nml our citizens as
linptly to the scone
liiuung avus ownen
pas not insured it
Igh mid the ilanics
lory Aviire-nouse nu-
to Charles AYincer-
story brick which
lull its contents.
nine on tuo cast
po dry goods Jatore of
th most of the vnltin-
ylcstroycd. Tho next
east ueiougeu to xr.
ilon (he corner occu-
liul and residence by
Jthers. which avus cotn-
fti. At this point tlie
S by the street tho
Itue other side-being u
fa block belonging
tticter. Returning to
tin and burning Avest-
aSO'Donncll avus des-
Wd meat market of Henry
ctthe cabinet warcnousc
Ryan us lier
The major did
Walter Fort of
his city Justico
on; next tlio saloon ot
o blacksmith shop of
a fruit stand Kent tv
en Samuels the ptuvn-
SthQ giocery store of the
here; 'then u small store just
rJi'EcholsonAvhero the lire
djbythe tAVo-story brick
neaFby John Moran and
MWM. Hecht of the Now
le east side of the Moran
damaged by lire and
ml time tins year tunt
lding hits served as a
progress of tho lire
aftmeraomd heroism and
voted. On several occasions
across on the north side
ted and for a Avhile
SBAveep mat. valuable
shut on each occasion
extinguished by the la-
iejifflrst serious fire Avhich
itedvtlie Arkansas side of
sburnt buildings Avcre in
lu&Uiurt Avill bo replaced
Sml brick structures;
Hfliot close our no-
tho Are Avitliout
general admiration ex-
ithe valuable service ren-
raJJII. W. Murphy and her
igaaughiers the Misses
male Sales avIio displayed
judgment and cool-
ockff July 1G. A Texar-
4rat special says: About 4
morning a lire broke out
's two story frnmo building
street between Vino and
onjspread east and Avest
nine or ten business houses.
JoTJSChas. WilKcrsou Mis.
onncl N. McClean Jno.
Thompson and Turner &
javy lo-ers. Tho entire
jcbneumed except M. M.
ibXJTlio losses aro estimated
&ry lioui'd Hliln for Cou-ierr-Itcpnrt
tI'nylui; tlio I.nto
fmy 10. Tho penitentiary
Crjfay to open bids for tlio
i of convicts. Estell Bros.
r-t. Travis of Austin and
jiTKempner of Galveston
is"& Simpson of Ilouston
Sot a specified number of
rTplements and machinery
Opus sums for different pe-
Je. Tlio linn of Ilamby &
nunesse. also bid lor the
but that bid was
gferent plan from the
fey proposed to lease the
Jet labor of tho state for a
tx years agreeing to pay
)000 per year. This includes
of both penitentiaries of
The board Avill act on the
cfcqf Mr. Brahan financial
e.penitentiary was received
d. He giA'cs a careful and
apitulatlon of all the re-
Jjbbursemeuts from May 10
dnlso nuthoilcd tho pay-
1000 to Cunningham &
irouer io-uny uoposucu
account pf general reA'-
tor of Brazoria county set-
ioard met to-day and dis
tant! laAV. It selected Rau-
euco as secretary at a sal-
per year and authorized
ice AYaisii to rooeivonppn-
and D. W. Phillips. Houston will havo
a full representation composed
of tho foiloAAUng gentlemen and many
more: P. J). Watson D. W. C. Dunn
Georgo I. Porter Otto Erlchson S. K.
Mollhaney and Win. Black;' Austin
oilers Major W. A
good shooting to-day.
Waco is here doing
Avitli tho gun. Miss Jessie Peace
Misses Mary and Jennie Kellnr of Dal-
las. Messrs J. C. Caldwell. O. Van
Sickle A. L. Hodge and Lieutenant
Long of Dallas N. K. Yancy J. W.
Gogan It. C. Cheeseman T. F. Fish-
er and C. W. Truehcart of Gah'cston
J. Waldo and J. C. Thomas of Hous-
ton are all people well known over tho
state and aro at this place seeing our
Death ufa llrllttant Young I.iiMjpr Aimoss-
liiont Itot Inert An A(H ent in o AVitli
Special to tlio Garotte.
San Antonio July 10. Pinoknoy
Jones prosecuting attorney of tlio ad-
joining Avestern district died at Eagle
Pa-s to day from tynho-nialarial fever.
Deceased was one or tho most brilliant
and successful young attorneys in tho
A fund is being raised to havo fall
The equalizers havo raised on the
Sunset railway track in this county to
SI 0000 per mile a total increase of
Last night Assistant Marshal Kar-
ber and Polieeeman Ferris caught two
men in tlio act of burglarizing Mrs.
Poller's boarding house. There Avas
one man in the house and another
watching on the outside. Tlio outsi-
der opened lire Avhich Avas returned
by the officers. Five shots Avere ex-
changed but the rogue on the outside
escaped. Tho man in the house AA'as
captured. Ho gives his name as John
Dyer. A loaded pistol AA'as found on
DOTS FROM DALLAS.
PROPOSED SANTA PE EXTENSION
Die llonntmi Shocktn; Accident to n
Soniunuibullat A Minting Child
Tho Sliermnn Shooting.
FOItT WOUTIT TEXAS TUESDAY JULY 17. 1883.
Wind mill lluln-Slipped IIU SlmcltlrH null
Skljuied The Ouiiry Quentlon Tho
Speclnl to tlio Gnzcttc.
Honey Grove July 10. The storm
last Saturday night did but little dam-
age here beyond bloAving down a tall
derrick used on tho Burgher and Ste-
phens building. The rain Avas a joy to
Ono day last Aveek Jim Anthony
a city prisoner slipped his shackles
and made ills escape. He is a very
black negro about U0 years old Avitli a
sear on his rigut under JaAV. Jtle was
bllowed for tAvo days by officers avIio
lougnt no A'as neaiung AvestAvara.
eu xuver county is mucii exercised
atwiresent oA'er an agieemcntof tlie
coiymissloners' court to build .their
ncAvWourt house of stone irom Honey
GroA-okquarries. If tlie men avIio are
opposing this pijoposition so bitterly
Avere better acquainted with the merit
of tbis atone tliey Avould be llkely'to
concur in tlie movciucnt of their court.
This is tlio finest stone in tlie state
beautiful and easy to work.
Delegates from the Homeland col-
ony Aviii pass through Fort Worth one
day this Aveek on their Avay Avest to
locate the lands of tlie colony. Much
interest is being taken in their movements.
Speclnl to tlio Oazcttk.
Dallasi July 10. Tho Gulf Colora-
do & Santa Fe railroad company oiler
lo extend their road from Dallas to
Paris if tlio citizens of Dallas Avill
transfer to them tlio $30000 in notes
they gavo to the Texas it St. Louis if
that road Avould come here and which
the road tlnally declined to take not
thinking they could reach Dallas on
time. Many ot the noto givers favor
tho transfer of the notes to the Santa
Fe and the citizens generally consider
it good policy.
M. A- Bond n yotinac Phlliulcfyhlan
who eunio to Texas Iavo years ago and
nurcliasod a farm and ranch left Dal-
las to-night for Canada and Philadel-
phia to take possession of property
Avorth SJl.OOO.OOO bemieathcd him by
tiu aunt avIio lecently died.
Alessw. ivimurougn Mollelt &
Terry tlio committee to investigate
tlie charges of murder and atrocities
at the Dallas county poor farm left for
the farm near Ilutubiiis to-day to take
evidence. The investigation Avill last
two or three days.
Last night Bob Parsons in a spell of
soinuambulisni walked out of A second
story Avindow. His foot struck tho
spout of an oil can on the
ground beneath tho Avln-
(Ioav. Tho snout run entirely thioitgh
his left foot producing a horrible
Avound. His physipians fear lockjaw
will make a fatal termination.
Tho four year old daughter of J. A.
McCoy one of our most prominent
citizens has been missing fiinco morn-
ing and no trace of her can bo found.
From tho fact that Iavo strange men
Avere seen near tlio family residence
about breakfast time it is believed tlio
child lias been abducted and Is held
for ransom. It is apparently a Charlie
At Sherman thisafternoon Harrison
Thurmond one of tho best knoAvii
sporting men in the southwest shot a
gambler named Campbell in a dispute
about some gambling or sporting
event. Tlio ball took effect In tlie
right shoulder just aboAe the .breast
and is considered 'very dangeious.
Thurmond Avas released on bond.
firing. Tho first Hliot took oHect in
the lleshy part of the right shoulder
and ranged across to tlie other. 'J ho
second shot missel as ho ran. 'Iho
wound Avas probed and ball extracted
and ho is not necessarily dangerous.
Thurman has been placed tinder a
$500 bond for appearaneb for examina-
tion of tlie cate on Wednesday tho
Just at dark Saturday night a
wind storm followed by raln.beat down
upon us and for a few moments tho
frame buildings were shook and treea
twisted for miles around.
Nonr Avhltesboro Mr. W. Wormack
a farmer took his family to meeting
and during thestonn thohousc burned
down leaving htm homeless and with
out anything. Tlio houo belonged to
Mr. 33. Elliot or this city.
The bridge uelu built ovor Spring
creek tAvo miles tills side of Cotllns-
vlllo is eight feet long.
Camp meetings uro'ln progress at
Dixie church nine miles north of
Whitesboro and at Van Alstvno.
Misses Alice Goono and Willie Mar-
shall returned this 'morning from
Whitesboro Avliero they havo been at-
tending the teacher's uormal.
FAIR AND SQUARE.
THAT COURT HOUSE 00NTRA0T
A Negro Attempting to. hlioot His Wife
Kills Another Woman.
Special to tho Gnzette.
Little Rock July 10. A negro avo-
man named Brown living on Boulan-
ger's plantation near Tripe Avas shot
aim instantly Kineci yesterday uy
negro named William Veutus. He
(ire to the fence around tho place ai
AA'hileallthe men Avqre engaged in p
tine it out. slipped to the back or
house to try to shoot his Avife Avhom
lie had threatened to kill but instead
of killing ills Aife the shot took effect
in another negro woman in tho room
killing her instantly. Ventus is still
AHslirnmcn Asset Kxcucil
tle l'vrHonul Items.
Special to the Gnzetto.
Wichita Falls July 10. The 11 rm
of BalloAV & Williams to-day
made an assignment with liabili-
ties amounting to $5000. Ja9. C.
Miller Avas appointed assignee. Their
twets aro thought to bo near
Business is rather quiet at present.
The prospects are that tilings will
liven up in a short tlnc.
It. F. Coleman of St. Louis lias
been confined to his bed for a few days
The following names are registered
at the Harris House: Ward T. Smith
St. Louis: Geo. Merchant Henrietta:
D. G. Woofield Fort Wortli : V. C.
Wade Portland; A. D. Goodensugh
Fort Worth L. Solomons Louisville;
It. F. Coleman St. Louis; Mrs.
ChoAvning. Vernon: Sum ScliAvortz;
I'Qjtf Avortn; ay. J. iuoriuv tsiierman;
. Stiuseed Fort Worth; Dan
ier Fort Worth; Geo. A. Crutch-
I Dallas; J. l colt Abingclaw;
V. Anderson F. W. & D. C.
A DKACE OP BREEZES
THE MISSING BOOK.
Tho Tonucsseo VTroiiBiiror'a T.mlgcr Turns
tip Vry Mysteriously.
Nashville July 10. Tho ledger in
Avliicli the balances of stato depositors
Avere kept stolen from the state treas-
urer's olilco last Aveek Avas found this
morning on tlio steps of tho Artisan.
It Avas enclosed in a paper Avrapper
addressed to the editor of tlio Art nan
Avith anonymous instructions to turn
It OA'er to tlie proper authorities and
make his oavii terms ubout tho reward.
The book upon examination Ayas found
to be intact without mutilation or eras-
ures in any part.
THE I'lItE RECORD.
ItaceK Viftltnrs to tho Shoot
July 10. Four hundred
bo the pur&e ollered to the
no races mat aviu occur
innasas drivinrr .nark race
J io Ibth and 20th days of
)i from all parts of tlio Etato
ro and engaged themselves
k at glass balls and cluy
freparatory to tho grand
urnament to-morroAV. uur
Uing up AVitli repro-
of tho gun clubs
principal points ami visl-
in by tho car load.
hatton" tlio champion mo-
nan Is in tOAvn.
ioav bath houses have been
and any cue can noAV.bo ao-
ed Avitli either a hot or cold
ar shooting was dono to-day;
o your reporter will not-
mtm uutilto-morroAA'. Lam-
be represented in tlio eon-
D Cosisell P. M. Hargrave
llliizcsllcro nml Thrro Ovor tho Country
Detroit July 10. A ilro yesterday
at tlio chemical Avorks lust completed
at Nowburg on the Mackinac and Mar-
quette railroad destroyed the retort
building nnd saAvnilli. Loss $125-
000; partly insured.
3 Haze nt I'lttshurg.
Pittsburg July 10. Bellodays pork
packing establishment Taylor & Bul-
locks cement Avarchouse and Rea &
Co. pork packing Avero burned out.
Shroveport La. July 10. A fire in
tho business porMoh of Monroe has
destroyed seven stores and is still un-
contro'lable. A high Avind is prevail-
ing nnd a great destruction of property
3Ioomcntiinf the Democrats ltepubllcaus
Canton Miss. 10. Tho Tnde-
pendeuts and Hepubllcans held a
joint convention and nominated
a legislative and county ticket.
Jackson Miba. July 10. Tho con-
ventiou of DemocrolK andRepubllcaiiH
in Hinds county could not agree upon
a plan of fusion nnd each party avIH
run a straight ticket tills fall. The In-
dependents avIII alfco place a ticket in
Cholera Seeds Arrived.
New Haven July 1)1 A bark laden
witit riigs arrived liero toUay from
Fgyp' via New York harbor Avheru
tlio vessel had been quarantined. TJio
onicersoftliol)ark say thero wits no
cliolern at Alexandria when t bey
. fisViri -vJTnnivimiinlcatlon is allowed
betweentho'veel and the eliore
Do Great Damage In limn and I'cnnsjl-
Damaged at 11 oh AIolucs.
Des Moines la. July 10. Tlio city
Avas visited by a terrible Avind storm
early this morning surpassing any-
thing of tho kind ever seen horc. It
commenced blowing a gale of tAvcnty
miles an hour at two o'clock and kept
steadily increasing until three when
it swept over the city at tho frightful
speed of forty mjlcs an hour and for a
period of live minutes nt tlio rate
of forty-eight miles an hour. A
heavy rain accompanied tho stoim.
On Chestnut Roav n number of tine
residences Avero unroofed. Tlio Trot-
tle block Avas also unroofed as Avere
also several single houees. Great de-
struction avus done to shade trees and
shrubbery in all parts of town. No
damage to persons k reported.
Eastou I'a. July 10 Considerable
damage AA'as dono to fields and roads
throughout Northampton county by
lait night's storm. Railroad tracks
betAveen Easton and Bethlehem are
blocadcd by land slides and betAveen
Pattenburg and Phillipsburgthey are
covered AVitli Avater nearly Iavo feet
A Toun ?lnitiul AVIm Appealed to Ills lllp
l'ockvt Shot and Killed
Speclnl to tho Gazette.
Jackson Miss.. July 10. Saturday
evening Taylor Miss. vm tlie scene
of great excitement caused by tho
killing of City Marshal G. W. Mlchell
by a saloon keeper named Jessie SUk.
Tlio particulars as given bv an eye
Avitness aro as follows: Sisk having
heard several disreputable reports
about Mlchell and not Aylshlngto Intvo
his name on his books sent Miuholl
a dun for a small balance
on account at Avhich Mlchell became
enraged nnd Aveut to Sisk's saloon
Avliero ho found him Bitting in front of
his door and commenced cursing him
in a most violent manner. Sisk took
it very cooly at first but as it Avaxed
hotter Sisk aroso and asked Mlchell
if he Aas alluding to him. Mlchell
said "yes" at tlio same time throwing
ids huml on his hip pocket. Sisk said
"Don't draw that pistol." Mlchell
replied that lie avouIcI draAV 1c and kill
him llringnhnostinstuntly. Tho ball
passed through Sisk's loll hand and
entered his right shoulder. Sisk then
turned and ran into-his storo and
armed himself then returned and 11 red
the ball taking effect In Mitchell's
neck which felled him to tlie ground.
Sisk then jilaced the pistol within a
few inches of Miclioll's neck and fired
again killing him instantly. Mlchell
k'tives a Aife and seA'on children. Pub-
lic sympathy is certainly Avith Sisk
Plugged AVItha IMsffit Arrvft or Hender-
son thel-'orgrr Two Other CruuM
Special to tlio Gazette.
Sherman July 10. To-day nt 1
o'clock. Avhllo Billlo Campbell Avas
seated up-stalrsin tlio "Q. T" f-aloon
garrison Thurman onlorcd nnd fired
two shots at him. Tlie first shot took
effect in tho lleshy part of the right
shoulder and ranged across lo (lie
other. The second missed him as he
ran. The Avound avos probed and is
not considered necessarily dangerous.
Thurman has been placed under (500
bond for his appearance at an exam-
ination trial on tlio 18th Inst. Both
arotporting men and cards aro sup-
posed to bo at tho bottom of It.
' Henderson alias Ball who raised
the check Saturday from $8 to JfeO Avas
arrested at Pilot Point in a raloon and
now lodges in tlie county jail $70.05
Avas found on ids porbon.
Deputy Slierlti' May arrested n man
by the name of Henry In tlio Nation
for stealing a mule in this county.
Tho? Lambert avus arrested to-day
for forging an order and obtalng goods
on the same.
At 1 o'clock to-day two keen pistol
shota were heatd up stairs In tlio "Q.
T." saloon. Soon after Bill Campbell
ran up Travis btruet and stopped at
Dr. Morrow's ollicc. Tlio news
spread nud excitement Avas at fevr
nat. Ayhat caused th'e shooting --'""Ins
a mystery to us and o ou
known anything about itA-o tl"e.f?'
$ "Mpbcli ww hitting J nVclialr wlien
Thurman tntered null conimeuced
Ghicngo July 10. Second day of tho
stuhnier trotting races weather
Aviirmer cloudy and heaA'y Aviud blow-
ing in.tlio face of the. fhist most pf the
2:23 class Purse of $ 2500
with 500 extra to
beat 2:10. Director tlio favorite
won though Gladiator Avas tlio con-
tending horse in eA'ery heat general-
ly leading into the st retell Avliero Di-
rector out-footed him. In tlie first
heat Dhector made a break at the first
turn and thereafter was sent for tlie
Summary Director 4 1115; Gladi-
ator 12 2 2; Jowett 2 4 4 0; Kate Mc-
Call 5 3 .1 !J; Walnut 3 5 5 6. Time
o.ooi. 2:2 1 A 2221
"2727 class pTi"rso of 2500
extra to beat 2:21. The raco
tually conceded to Catchlly in advance.
She Avon Avith tho greatest eat-e.
Summary Catchlly 1.1 1; Sleepy
Joo 2 2. 2; Minnie Wanen 83 3.
Ilrlghtnu Itench ItaroM.
'Brighton Bench Jillvl0. Three-
fourths of a mile for ninldens two
vnnr.q old: Andrew Smith first. Bout-
lett second Stringent third.
Ono mile; RtndiaAvay first
Dale second Jesse James third.
Ono mllo and au eighth; Hickory
Jim first Red Fox Hceond Little But-
ter Cup third. Time 1:57. Gabriel
tlio fiu'orite Avns leftatdho post.
Ono mile and an eighth three year
olds; Orange Blossom first. Japonicn
second Fair Bonbarian third. Time
One mile nil ages; Swift first Fnn-
nol second Pope Heo third. Time
Hurdle race ono milti nnd n quurlor;
TouRAvnndn first Benewards second
Buckeye third. Time 3:18.
Ilont ltneo Arrnnged.
New York July 10. William El-
liott ex-ehnmpion oarsman of Eng-
land and George Gazlel of tills city
aro arranging a mllo and turn race for
S300 a side.
Tho lllUlnrd Tournament
New York. July 10. Schnefer Sex-
ton and Wallnco start for Denver to-
tuorroAV night to participate Avith
Alonzo Morris Ju tho Bulk lino tour
nament beginning Monday noxt. Af
ter tlie tournament the players avIII
proceed to gau Francisco and play In
the tournament there.
Pittsburg July 10. Alleghany 5;
2Jow York X
A Destructive I'fro f.uelty Jlscapo or tho
Town Trout tho l'lamtn.
Special to tho Gazette.
Monroe. Ln.. July 10. About half-
past elcA'en o'clock thlsniornlngn firo
was discovered In tho raw of tlio Ern-
Miilnger restmirmit. Ail efibrts to
check tlie iittmes Avere in A'nin until
I that building tlio old po3tofilcc H.
King's residence M. Xj. Deu-
inan's residence and a num-
ber of tenements and out-
houses wero consumed. Tlio milling
house was Ju great danger and suf-
fered some damage from lire urn) Ava-ter-
ffh pioperty destroyed AA'aa val-
ued at 510760. and insured at 700.
The origin of tlie ire Is unknown. At
onetime the entire town was threat"
ened with destruction as u high
Avind prevailed at tlie timo and tho
fire engines Avero out of ordor and
rendered little or no assistance
- - --
; 'o Clioico In 'etr ilampshlre.
'"f'oiipnrd. Juiv 1(1 Th&Mtowlnu
tftw.tliaUillot for United jH"RiaS"-
lrto-Jav: whole ntuiii'r
' TCaw;i utnti Ja. iri
A a roll V
ham fclx; Wm
An Accident l'rogrcss of tho Telephone
I.lno City CounrllThn Itayou CUj'h
Special to tlio Garotte.
Hottbton July 10. LaAvronco Power
working on tlio telephone line between
here and Galveston foil to-day nt Clear
creek dislocating Ids shoulder. Tho
line is complete to Clear creek about
half of the distance
The city council to-day suspended
Lowls Williams tho Olllcer who killed
Dolph Bunch in the discharge of. hln
duty for iuA'estlgatlon. Italsoordered
Prnirlo and Preston streets naved with
Mai. N. It. Aloott chief engineer of
tho Louisiana Western lias closotl a
ctmtrnct with tlio Noav Yorlc Texas &
Mexican line to build that lino from
Rosenberg into Houston thus adding
another railroad to our credit mnking
tAvelvo in all. Work on the extension
avIII bo begun at oneo on both ends of
tho line. Rosonheig and Victoria aro
the present termini.
Tlio following ln referenco to tho
court-homo Contract avus published in
this morning's iW and explains it-
self. It is in re'ily especially to com-
ments made a lew days ago by your
Houston Tex. July 14. A special
from Houston appeared ln tho Fort
Worth. GAy.in.TiJ ot tho 11th Instant
which contains many inaccuracies mul
reflects rather severely nnd most un-
justly on tho commiffldonorH' court
of this county on account of their ac-
tion in letting tlio recent contract for
building a court-house.
I can only suppose tlio GAKrrrru's
correspondent avus not advised as to
tho facts in tho enso nud based his
views as exprebscd in ills lelegiani on
tuo protest entered by tlio county
judge at tho time tl.o action Avas taken
As the county Judge Ib only one
against four in tills matter 1 am loth
to believe that tlieio aro many citizens
avIio can think that ho may not more
probably have been mistaken In his
A'iew of tho matter than tho four com-
missioners AVhoIngroed. I say tho four
commissioners ngrccd as against the
judge's" protest because tlint protest
Avas agalimt alloAvlng tho issuo of
bonds at any greater ralo of interest
than o per cent. Avhile tlio only dllfer-
ence betAveen the commissioners Avas
wholher avo should compromise tlio
matter at 7 or 8 per cent.
As tho dispatch alluded to above
Avai handed mo by a prominent citi-
zen avIio seemed to think the matter
required some sort of explanation 1
suppose it may be due to the taxpayers
of tuo county to give them publicly a
plainer statement of nil the facts that
can bo ootalned only from tlio minutes
of tlio court. 1 therefore beg you avIII
giA'o mo enough of your vnlunblp space
for tills cdmmi-ulcutton
The county asked in Its advertise-
ment In A'ery plnlntcrmH Avhich could
not be mistaken for this.
When Mr Wren's bid AvnB opened It
avus found lut to comply exactly with
tho requliements of the call. But It
Avas fa) much tlio lowest that tlie
court avus willing to .gtA'o Mr. Wren
the benefit of any doubt or misunder-
standing by Avhich ho may have made
his mistakes and took an adjourn-
ment to the next morning after having
ordered tlio clerk to telegraph to Mr.
Wren that his bid was tlio lowest and
to come hero at once. Tills gavo him
a chance to come on tlie train that
night or tho ono in tlie morning. His
hid Avns never accepted as the Ga-
ssijttk's correspondent states. Had
become nsas;ed r beliuvo the
court Avould havo given
ills bid consideration after hearing his
Htnteiucijt concerning same notwith-
standing it Avas not in accordance Avitli
tho terms of tho ndvorllscment.
But Mr. Wren did not coiho nor
semi a icpreseiltatlve nor ln nny
manner reply to. or communicate with
the court. The uetitiou presented ty
Mr. Wren to tho court ultcrwaid
could havo no effect nor avus It ex-
pected by Mr. Wren or liis ropresen-
tntlve Hint it Avould lnjve. it avus pre-
sented to the court simply Hint it
might lie made public. Mr. Wren had
AvitndrnAvn ills deposits and gone
and had not eyon giA'cn lo
tlio court for tlio gentlemen
avIio represented him and avIio signed
ills last petition any credential of nu-
thorlty to do so. Jliul avo considered
this petition thero Ayns nothing to pre-
vent M r. Wren from simply fcttying avo
had no bid before US and thh would
haA'o compelled us to do tho avIioIq
work of advertising nnd receiving bids
ovcr-ngaln. At tins had nlueady been
done IatTco Jt was considered A'ery im-
politic to do it again. To speak mora
plainly if Mr. Wren's bid had bean
a straw bid tho county had narecoursc
when his last petition avus presented
A great many arguo that the court
never hud tlie right to give Mr. Wren's
bid any consideration whatever us it
was not in proper form But be that
asitmay It there ever tvn egrot
it did not exleiif beyond l... oluing
of tlio 4th of Ju' for on tliut morning
the bid of Brlltou & Long Avas accepted
by tlio court unanimously thus lijuilly
disposing of all other bids nnd tlio
countyjudgcatthat time not protest-
ing or objecting In any Avay.
The bid which was accepted Avas to
Tjtilld tlio courMiooi-e for $1)8000 and
if desirable the bidder to tako part
payment in bonds. The bid did not
ux mess tho amount of bonds nor the
j character pf bonds tlio bidders wero
AViiung 10 laae nor mo piww uiwntn
Avitli which they would bo satisfied.
These wero matters of agreement.
Messrs. Brltlon and Long by request
enno before tho court and stated their
willingness to tako thowholo amount
in 0 per cent bonds to run fifteen
years. Thero Avai nothing paid In the
remotest mnnnor lefcrrlrtirto the statu-
! tory requhemcut that bonds
j could only bo Issued by coun-
ties "redeernablo at tlio pleas-
I tiro of the county" and
I Messrs. Britton fc Long claim that
i thev had been Informed that tlio laAV
nsktd for bv this county at the. latca-
eJoii of the JeglfcJaturo had pnssid ro-
iieuiing tho statute. It Is more rea-
Konabloto supjMso ttoy could havo
been so fmpressed Avjien wc kuoiv tlio
bill passed the Senate and only failed
In tlio Hotiba bybclfljr miuluUl jyinit
mt'W up 'or jiiuu immju'VYWtfKTWv
iyiuJ'aiJlLUi lutatMlttA. iitftif
h wmui n nnmon w jna totiis
(xlntneo of th alKtve iiit-utlonCf)
statute and allusion vviw mndv to the
possibility of tlio county going on
tho market nnd buying up Us own
bonds not calllug them In. It is
nlso reasonable to stipjioso they Avero
deceived by tlie entire nbsenco of any
intention tonhy sucli provision of the
statute lu tlio contractus drtiAvn by tlio
county ntlornoy Their bid having
been accepted the county judgo avos
appointed; together AVith myself as a
committee to sign the contract. When
both had been drawn up and tho pur-
ties called together to sign tlie ques-
tion of the bonds being redeomnblo at
tho pleasure of tlio comity Avas first
raisetl and on both the county attor-
ney and their giving the opinion that
tlio bonds could bo issued no other
Avay Messrs Britton &Long declined
tosigniiio contract and asked that
tlio commissioners' court be called in
special session in ordor to ellect some
'The court was called and tho con-
tractors stated their objections as
horeinburoro mentioned. The only
wbjeollon mado to making a ehango in
tho contract Avas that a binding con-
tract hud been entered into by which
the contractors engaged to tako six per
cent bonds and Ave should hold them
to it. But tho contractors Avore of tlio
opinion that no such contract had
been made and there avus nothing
of record to sIioav that it liiui.
Tho only record wo had avus that they
hud offered to do thoAVork for SOS.OOl)
and avu hud accepted tho oiler. There-
fore tlio only question for us to settle
avus tho best and oiudest Avay for us to
raise SOS.0O0. Messrs. Britton .t Lnmr
said they Avould take them at par for 81
pt'icein tmeiesi. a caret in inquiry
added to previous experience showed
that it Avould be impossible for the
county to place 8 per cent bonds "re-
deemable at the pleasure of the conn-
ty" ut par In the open market. It
Avns hence plain Unit to accept Brit-
ton nnd Long's offer was tho best nnd
easiest Avay to ralsu tho money the
county Judge's protest lo the contrary
The result of tho ehango from 0 per
cent fifteen-years bonds fixed to H per
cent fifteen-years bonds ledecinahlo
at pleasure Ih easily figured out. Had
wo been able lo Issue (I per cent fixed
bonds and mado contracts witli Brit-
Ion & Long accordingly wo should
haA'o had to gh'o them those bonds.
Tlioy would have accepted nothing
else and fifteen years interest on
$78000 lu W8.1S00. So under tills ar-
rangement tlio county Avould have
paid $1801200 for tho building. But
tlie finances of the county are in such
condition that avo Avill bo ublo to re-
deem 50000 or these 8 per cent bonds
before they are Issued. This avIII
leave but 5 18000 on Avhich to pay in-
terest. Of this the county avIII
bo ablo to retire at least $;1G000 each
year without Increasing taxation. A
very simple calculation will show the
total Interest under tills arrangement
avIII bo S271!S0 or a total cost of ?lji5-
260 AVhteli Is $000:20 In favor of tho
county over tlio other plan. It seems
tome to bo A'ory plain and had tlio
GAKurrK's correspondent taken the"
pains to do a little figuring instead of
being guided by one man's protest to
four men's action ho lvould never ha'o
seen that Joss or ?lt!400 which so easily
scattered by the plain light of reason
and fact. Fiianic S. Bohick
Coin. Precinct No. 1 Harris Co.
MAKE A FORMAL D
Telephone Manipulator! n't&
on a MriKo two Tlion
Milt Uperutlvci to
8leclnl to the Garotte
St. Louis July 10. hi ri
contemplated striKo of
No Lynching at Harlan
Des Moines July 10. Tho excite-
ment ntllurlan has subsided and thero
are no apprehensions of violence to
tho party avIio Is confined in the Jail
there. An elfort will bo mado by the
Shelby county authorities to hold him
as accessory to the milder of J. W.
Muddy of Afttrnv avIio avus killed In
tho attempt to capture the murdcreis
ofCllngan. Hall avIio was Avoundcd
Is at Dot Moines and tlieiq aro now
hopes of his recovery.
Car 'l'lilevcn Caiiflit. ''
St. Louis July 15. Three members
ofagangof railroad earthleVes avIio
have been operating in tills vicinity
for a long time past Avore arrested hero
to-night. Tlioy are Charged specially
Avith stealing rnrtv kegs of white lead
from a car of tho Wabash road on May
IOUi shljipcd by the St. Louis lead
and oil works to Davis & Soil; but
they havo doubtless been concerned in
man v other robberies of like character.
Several of tho remaining members of
tho gang avIII no doubt &oon bo ar-
rested. AhortluiiUt ArreMiMl.
Pittsburg July 10.MHUm Prov-
ence a young man living at Scottdale
Pa was arrested In tills city tills eve-
ning charged Avitli having procured
abortions on Miss Minnie Grolf and
thoAvif" ofF. Mi Clarko both living
at Scottdale. The abortion is alleged
to havo been performed in tho avoous a
few days ago and bofh Avonten aro in
precarious condition. A Avnrmnt is
also out for the nrre?t of Dr. Cook of
Uuiontown for complicity in tlie nf-falr.-
ThojMoseeulor Js F. N. Clarke
husband of one of tho victims. Pro-
vence Is a brother of ox-Legislator
rroyencoot vet JMoreiamt county.
Llttlo Rook July 10. A "Gazette
Helena Ark special sayu (hat fautur-
day evening on tho Wililaiiison place.
tAvo miles out two negroes unosnuvu
Avith a musket and tlwpihor with tt
rifle fought a duel nfc twenty puces
A bull entered tlio mouth of ono of tlio
combatants passing through HIh head.
The other received the charge in IiIh
groin. Both died during tho nigltt.
A bhcrlff'H Sulelilc.
DeiiAr July 1C A Jiepubllcan
Georgetown special says Cliailes A.
Reger she fill' of Grand county sul-
cldedatKnnis tlio IIousttlhlsjuoriilnK
shooting himself through tho head.
Ho arrived In town last night. Dur-
ing the oA-ening ho neemed much de-
nrcsicd over the troubles in Gram
Western Union TelegranUlf
states that onu4ulf of tltoH
conuoeieu avuii mat oiilce av
their Avotk. Ho i)roml- til
Morcliants' Exchange nnavnetfi
business Avill not sufi'er. Miu'
ted that rullroud onernlnra'AKAfl
into tho breach to some extent'
tho cA'ent of n I
to loncn an ngrecniciit beW
iiicin ami tuo company Hl
eilhrtH will bo nuidoto keen tho lfl
In full working order it u .iniS
by tlio olllclalsliuro that tho comnflnv
is fully prepuied for wucrfeuel 4
tliat is there no real wuicity of oWftT.
tors. Tlio men sniileat tills ami say Umt'
AVliilo there are operators the brftili.
crhood includes all thu lust nndiuiM
competent of them and It la perfectly
useless to talk of doing tho numtA
business of tlio Western Unlqn i
Illy AHsoelntcu Pres.1
New York. July 10. A coiuinltleo
from tlio telegraphers' organization
composed of kevoii members from dif-
ferent eltiea culled on General Fcltert
about ton o'clock this morning and
presented a letter requesting thu gen-
eral to grant an Increase of fifteen per
cent. In salaries of operators ami a
slight leductlon ln their hours Of work
and requested that a reply be returned
as early ns convenient no tune being
stipulated and no thieats made.
Wlion tlie committee presented (Iiq
memorial tlioy avcio asked if they re-
presented the employes of (bo Wttcrn
Union ComptuiA. Tlioy answered
"yes" but upon examining thu papers
tho olllcers lotrcid no list of its em-
ployes. TliO'ConunlUcu Btdd tlmy
could not furnish such n list us it
Avould take timo to prt'iinveit.uiul tlioy
Avcre hero under cxpoiihe. ThOy wero
told tho company did not rocogni.o
tlio committee ami wouhl ex-
pect a list of such of
Us employes ns desired to
lio represented by tlio committee. It
is understood tills list has been pre-
pared. The memorial presented In as
CtJNTItAli OFKICIJ BltOTlIUKHOOl)
To Tlio. T. Kckort tlonornl Mutineer nnd
Actlnii l'ruBldcnt WcHicrn Union Tclo-
:rnph Ooinpuny Now Vorn:
Sir Tho undersigned the exccutlvo
board of tho Brotherhood of Tele-
graphers of tho United Stales and Can-
aan in accordanco with tho instruc-
tions of that body respect-
fully petition your fAornbIe
consideration at Mio . followifta
memorial embodying dim .deslrco all
classes employed hi (lie soryfeo ontho
Westorn Union Telegraph company.
Section inrat lltsUov.lng'llmt man's
physlual and motitul Avclfure re-
quires that .nt (ust one day
In" seven 1"vJ accorded him
for rest and recreation. We request
tho total abolition of Sunday Avork as
compulsory duty unless compounded
as extra tcrvlcc.
Sec. 2 That eight hours shall con-
stitute a day's Avork and fco'eu hotus
a night's Avork.
Seo. 3. Both sexes shall lecsjve
eiuiil pay for equal Avork.
Heo. 4. That a universal Increase of
fifteen per cent ln all salaries now
paid bo granted.
Section l. That eight hours shall
constitute a regular day's work and
that compensation at tho rate of two
davs nav shall be allowed for all Sun-
Hc(v Ud. That tho lowest nlarypuld
icgiiar Una- men ahull bo fftS cr
month nnd for Ii9lprs 50. '. ''
Sec. d That tho duties of lino
men be confined solely to their legiti-
Section 1st. That tho stdnrlw of
flrSl-uliiHM Whentslouo onerators
bo Incitawcd to i7r pur month
and second ulutsa operations to sixty
dtdlars per month and that they re-
ceive in addition the fifteen por cent
Increase asked for Morse operators' s
Section I2ud That tlio worklvg
liours of Wheatstono opcmtonjifptuu
same as those or Momwra(ow$S
nt the cnrllt'P'W 1&i M
VmiuIvi J. O. t-""Vi
..' :' it cii.otv. Konro
Alorl llier ;a """ 71 if nrrv W
rimiitibolJ. Robert hwlng JrX 'v
0?r Eer J. Mullor Jotcpb ."
A BIMIIiAll 1IIJMOIIZAK
countA. Avith Avltieli
by niftny to linye begn
ho was tnougut
A RIU UXPLOSION.
ThoOlui I'nlU l'Mir Still Jllown liitofllio
Glen Falls ST Y July 10. Kaily
this evening a loud detonation avus
heard resembling tho explosion of a
largo quantity of giant iwwder shaking
imutiuiKH ami ureaicmir wjmuohbwuu-
1 h a ratfiiw pt a niiJ. Clouds nt stpam
Hlltl A UHt WWrtlMMfH rWHK IH UIB viw-
i - ih - jnujf imjmr
MtllVM WOfKH. IK
aivn i'tmn. a imvh ruurnm
jHiv.- inrflivii irom tU
mm rfmiui i Jiuulrtel fti
Tua urfiriHii wu tlirawn
inuconi tuirtv ML Kl
wounuwi ftoifta H u
and ljclltlou was iircsauicd lo tho IJnl-
tlinort & Olih) Telegraph '"I1 ''
iho Rapid Telegraph couij'J ""T
CUy' Tho TUvh 3r"J -' '
. lut ld.TJio ttrleiJioiio
men nintJo a ueninmi n0iruaV
twentylve per cen ul
to-day and btutcd tlioj f
the decision of tho &tiiiiv
uievetaii-j -- klftK to-
Jourueyinon horso -" . (ieJaml
ilny for higher I."1 Jmvo
bM to 53.00 .per JJv ' fb0 .jD.
t .. il vi 111 xj. uvt
been get ;iK;Krauted.
creato avIII protnioiy "''.
day tlio rp ' MiU company
North ClilPd'Vf 'M r ow iir rei
iiL South i'Mni ! r t i ntntetcd
pairs. Tho worK y . -t
next MOu it h irtittea tlmt at that
sumo foully. Jtg M employed
l?y arc umv ."
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