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The San Antonio Light.
Vol. IV. No. 12.
San Antonio Texas Monday January 14 1884.
Ten Cents a Week
MURDER WILL OUT.
WHILE OUT HUNTING SCHEIRER DIS-
COVERS THE BODY OF A CHILD.
a House Close llj a Colored Worn
find a White Mnii end Women ere
Arrested-Btatements ot the
Yesterday was enacted a honld and shameful
crime one tn which the victim anew-born
andln'ioeent babe was hurried out of this life
In loneliness and in pain not even a mother's
gentle hand to soothe Its dying moments nor
a mother's tender heart to watch the depar-
ture of its pure and unsullied soul out In the
cold daik night on the hard ground with
naught but the whistling wind to moan over
Its poor little corpse was a baby left to die.
Early yesterday morning a German boy named
Scheirer was out hunting la the direction of
Dignowity's pasture when Ms attention was
attracted by some feeble cries so feeble that
he could scarce find the spot from whence they
came. They were however repeated and
closely marking the locality from whence they
rose he made for and reached the spot. What
was his horror and indignation on finding a
beautiful babe in the last throes of
death. Hastily wrapping some sicks and
clothing around the child he made his way to
town and there notified Constable Fred
Bader of the discovery and death of the
child. Justice Shields Constable Dader and
a jury of Inquest then proceeded to the spot
where the body was fouad pushed under some
mesquite bushes some considerable distance
beyond Dignowity's pasture In the open
After viewing the body Constable Dader
observing some buggy wheel tracks traced
them up to a house kept by a negro woman
known as Fanny Alexander and entering the
house there found a young wliite woman in
bed. A white man was in the room and
Fanny Alexander was alto in the house. On
being questioned the woman acknowledged
the child as hers but said somebody must
have stolen it and left It on the prat ie as It
had been sleeping by her side the evening
previous and in the motuirghau'rilsappearcd.
Fanny Alexander corroborated this statement
ot the lime time statirg that the couple had
come to her home nn January 2 representing
themselves as brother and sister.
The three were then brought to town and
placed in jail. The min after being jailed
gave the name of I. D. Ilenssn and
declares the woman and himself to be man and
wife. The body of the child on being shown
to JFiony was recognized as being the baby
of llenion's alleged wife. After examining
the remains the city physician said that it had
died a natural death though exposure was
no doubt the cause of it. The inquest was
adjourned to 2 a' clock next Wednesday to al-
low evidence to be gathered. Had the man
and woman been man and wife what need
was there of concealing themstlves for a week
in a colored woman's house. This is itself
suspicious and the child could have been
done away with bad they so wished to do in
' town as well as out of town. As to the rela
tionship said to be held between them by
Fanny Alexander that can be proved satis
factorily or otherwise and should It prove to
be true hardly any punishment can be too
bad fur them.
Recruits Leon E. Tierce and James Riley
enlisted by the recruiting officer at San An
tonio Texas are assigned to Company K
Under authority dated January 2 18S4
through the Adjutant General of the army
the commanding officer at Fort Davis Texas
will grant a furlough for four months with
permission to go beyond the limits of the
Division of the Missouri to Sergeant Robert
Miiibrown iroop 1 1 enm cavalry.
Recruit Henry M. Newbanks enlisted by
the recruiting officer at San Antonio Texas
is assigned 10 company n sixteenth in
The commanding officer Post of San An-
tonio. Texas will forward the following re'
cruits to their respective stations: James Mc-
uonaia company 11 nineteenth inlantry.
Fort Clark Texas. William N. Myers
Company B. Nineteenth Infantry. Fort Clark.
Texas. Louis Ries Company B Nineteenth
inianiry rori ciara sexas. Samuel w.
Shockey Company B Nineteenth infantry
roriciaric sexas. 1 nomas iierney coin
pany B Nineteenth inlantry Fort Clark
'r.... Willi cii r n ui..
teenlh Infantry Fort Cla'ik Texas. Charles
M. Douglas. Company K. Sixteenth lnfantrv.
Foit Davis Texas. Leon E. Pierce Com-
pany K Sixteenth infantry Fort Davis
Texas ftmet Riley Company K Sixteenth
Infantry Fort Davis Texas. Henry M. New-
banks Company K Sixteenth infantry Fort
Davis Texas. John Madison Troop II
Tenth cavalry Fort Davis Texas.
The Quartermaster's department will fur-
nish the necessary transportation.
Recruit Thomas Murphy enlisted by the
recruiting officer at Fort Ringgold Texas is
assigned to Company II Nineteenth Infantry.
Under A. R. 1316 (G. O. 73 A. G. O.
series of 18S3) the following officers art des-
ignated as special Inspectors to inspect the
National cemeteries indicated :
San Antonio Texas Captain John Simp-
son Assistant Quartermaster United States
Fort Brown Texas First Lieutenant Cor-
ellus Gardener Nineteenth infantry Acting
Assistant Quartermaster United States army.
The following enlisted men (invalids) at
Fort Ringgold Texas will be sent with the
first passing detachment to Fort Mcintosh
Texss and thence by rail to Fort Clark
Texas for medical treatment and thereafter
temporary duty If their physical condition will
so warrant 1 Corporal Frederick Diehr Com-
pany A Nineteenth Infantry; private George
Heider company A Nineteenth Infantry;
private Andrew Gillespie Cumpany A Nine-
The Quartermaster's department will furnish
the necessary transportation.
Under authority date! January 5 1884
through the Adjutant General of the Army
the commanding officer Fort Clark Texas
111 crant a furlouch for lour months with
permission to go beyond the limits ol the
Division ol the Mlsiourl to Corporal James
Hail Troop G. Eiehth cavalrr. to take effect
The Ousrtermaster s derailment will fur
nish transportation by rail from San Antonio
to Abilene Texas for Mr. R. S. Gutman
agent of the Quartermaster's department.
A TRAGEDY AT SAN MARCOS.
1). Bebtnson en Old ftaleoe Keeper of
Sen Aatenle Kills Jemee Cone.
Word was received here yesterday of a fatal
happening at San Marcos. It terminated in a
tragedy though arising from the most insig-
nificant of causes. Mr. J. D. Robioson well-
known here as formerly the keeper of a saloon
on Commerce street where Is now theTraders
bank did the shooting. He Is keeping a
saloon In San Marcos and from what can be
learned had been on Saturday afternoon
throwing dice with James Cone. The latter
expressed some dissatisfaction in rather pun-
gent terms at the close of the "cube play."
He left the saloon and in the course
of an hour returned again when
he taxed Robinson the proprietor
with having cheated him In the throw. As
soon as the expression was used Robinson
called him a liar when Cone rejoined by slap-
ping Robinson with his open fist on the face.
Robinson was standing behind the bar and
Immediately recovering from the smart of the
slap he pulled his pistol the first ball grating
the face of Cone the second hitting him in
the right breast and the third piercing jnst
below the heart. Just before Cone dropped
into unconsciousness and death he looked
cooly with the pallor of coming disolutlon on
his face at his antagonist and said : " You
can kill me but ycu cannot scare me" and
Immediately afier this uttersnce dropped to
the floor. Cone is a brother of County Judge
Cone residing at San Marcos. His remains
were removed to his brother's house imme
diately after the shootlcg. Robinson wai
rested after doting up his house and is now
in jail near the scene of the murder. Threats
were made of lynching him but so far order
and a deilrc for justice has prevailed
M. II. Handcock lumber dwelling 28132
south side Marshal street $600.
F. Burkhardt lumber dwelliog 18130 west
side Live Oak street $400.
M Gulrra lumber dwelling 14x15 south
side Lopes street $85.
Maria Fermann lumber dwelling 20x20
north side Houston street $250.
John Fest lumber jlied 9x90 west side
Flores street $100.
Ignacii Cortes lumber dwelling 12124
south side Arsenal street $100.
On Saturday at the old Fair grounds a
very exciting trotting match took place. The
distance was a mile three heats. The com
petitors were as follows:
Jack Havorite owner Meade; driven by
Sleepy Dick owner Meldoon; driven by
Armstead owner Calvert; driven by owner
Mr. Calvert starting kept the lead and won
the first two heats thus carrying off the prise
of a $50 purse.
Stock Freeilnc to Death.
Word has been received here from lode
pendence Mo. concerning the perils of stock
shipping throughout that region during the
cold snap of last week. Fifteen carloads of
mules reached that point on the Missouri
Pacific via the Iron Mountain road from this
city. Upon examination it was found that 100
mules were frosen to death. The others were
in a freezing condition and were eating the
frozen ones. The sight was terrible. The
mules were two years old direct from the
grass and had been on the cars three days
without food. The owner was with them but
claims the train would not stop to allow him
to feed. After laying at Independence a brief
Interval the train pulled out for Kansas Cily
Willi the mules still dying. .
Ueneral Mackeaato'a family.
From the New York World we take the fol
lowing 1 "A personal friend of General
Mackenzie now la Bloomingdale asylum de
nies that the insanity of the latter la hered-
itary. His uncle Thomas Slidell who was a
Judge in Louisiana died at a ripe old age 0!
softening of the brain. General Mackenzie's
father whose name was originally Alexander
Slidell took the name of Mackenzie from a
relative who left him a fortune on condition
that he would do so. He was a commander
In the navy at the time of his death in 1847.
"The fortune was swept away in the failure
of the United States bink. General Mac
kenzie's mother whose maiden name was
Robinson and a relative of Hamilton Fish
died last year. She was a woman of strong
traits of character and left her small fortune
to her daughter Harriet who since her death
has been keeping house for General Mac
kenzie in San Antonio. His only brother is
a Lieutenant In the navy.
"His wont Injury is said to have been from
a spent ball which struck him near his spine
and greatly shocked his nervous system. Gen
eral Mackenzie has never spared himself In
any way and his nervous system has been
shattered by the drafts that have been made
AN AMICABLE CONTEST IN ALL THE
WARDS FOR CITY ALDERMEN.
ccoanls Tary from All the Wards at U
the Final Itetult The Itesult 1'roinlscs
the Cltj's Advancement.
This morning's campaign for Aldermen
opened out especially foggy. The rain which
fell during the night left the ground muddy
and damp In fact too much so for the citizens
who desired to cast bis vote for a chosen
neighbor without beirg too much Incon-
venienced. In the First ward the resignation
of Alderman Gallagher left a clear uncon
tested field for Cardenas who will be elected
without any opposition or expense.
In the Second ward there was very little
animation which seemed to stir up both pool
and poll here till 10)4 o'clock when the vote
came In heavy for Decker. At this tl.rte it
had reached Its full height when Colonel
Belknsp's voters cami singly In groupes
and also in solid file keeping the
election judges busy with the deposit of the
ballot. If ever people of all grades and
classes titled or untitled rallied to show their
personal and public support it has been all
day in favor of Colonel Belknap. It looks as
we go to press that he will be elected by two
In the Third ward about 500 votes havebeen
polled up to I o'clock. Voters came early to
show their preferences. Bitters was in the
lead then. And as our scribe left the polls
the conflict was excitingly close between
Hambleton and Degener It would be gam
bling against short cards to say which would
win and yet It Is safe to remark that whoever
is elected will only have margin enough tn
breathe with. Not a whit more.
The Fourth ward is also at present writing
very much mixed. Niggli seeking re-election
has a host of friends and they claim his dec
tlon as positive. Mr. J. II. Smye has proved
himself a worker whose efficiency seemed
outside of his personal popularity to consist
in his still huut. His supporters claim that
his strength of sufficient importance went
into the ballot urn long before noon which
cannot be oflset by any subsequent vote
Mr. Gustave Groos has conducted a cam
paign In a quiet business like manner in this
ward. He was drawn out to make the race
by his friends and his friends certainly have
not proved inactive. It looks now however
that Groos Is beaten unless his friends are
"legion" in the comtng four hours.
There seemed to-day to be a universal feel
ing of delight that Story's mossback-
ism concerning opposition to the street
cars had been completely sat down upon
in the Second ward and that the results of the
day in the other wards must eventuate in a
decision for cheaper rents wider and residence
back ground to be produced by street car ex-
tension. This race has been an amicable
one in which only one mossback appeared
and he not a candidate. He Is assigned to
the tomb of the Capulets. No matter whom
sun down's figures may declare elected it will
be found that the chosen one Is progressive
manly and in favor of San Antonio keeping
not only abreast but in the van of any city in
Iteeae Oleaaea In the Hotel Cerrldere aa
Front Tariona Other Soaroes.
Mr. Alfred Smith Jr. of New York is at
Mr. R. Davis of Dallas and Mr. J. Nagle
of Austin are guests at the Maverick.
Mr. F. J. McMurray a welt-known cattle
man of Presidio county is in town.
Mr. F. M. Dodds of Gonzales and Mr.
N. Hawkens of St. Louis have rooms at the
Mr. Beckwith of Presidio county now in
the city says he encountered quite t snow
storm about Murphysville on the loih.
Miss Hattie Byrne returned home from
Laredo yesterday. The officers at the poit
there tendered tier a complimentary hop be-
steal Its late Traasfera
Freeman K. Wainwright and his wife Fan-
nie to E. W. Yancey lot 14 block 44 in
Ward No. 3; $2035.
In the District court this morning a man
named Rice plead guilty to leaving a pasture
gate open and was fined $10. About 12 wit-
nesses did not appear this morning and were
fined $10 each..
Yesterday Dr. E. Caruthers Colonel Otes
Mr. Kamp Sr. Mr. Kampinann Jr. Mr. G
Sampson Captain Livermore Mr. R. Becker
and others went out on an expedition to view
the rock quarries' on the Pinto river below
SpoiTord Junction with a view to use the rock
for bulldipg purposes in this city.
The Trae Discoverer.
It appears that Willie Holt a Light boy
was the real discoverer of the body of ihe child
in yesterday's tragedy. Scheirer only beard
the screams and told his father. Holt titer
extmlnlog the body came to town and in
formed Judge Shields. Mr. Scheirer then
went out saw the child and put some wrap-
pers around It
One 1'olnt Settled.
Mr. Myer on North straet was this morn-
ing showing some gentlemen how the lines
run for sidewalks. He said one of his neigh-
bors bad an eight foot sidewalk and another
one close by only seven feet some inches. At
this moment Mr. Fink stopped to listen. He
says to Mr. Myer: "You don t understand
It the instrument Is crooked."
The semi-annual examinations will take
place the end of this week and the beginning
of next through the school teachers. Mrs.
Mott a teacher from New sotk both expe
rienced and welt known has permanently
taken the place of Mrs. Montsalvatge whose
bss is felt by her pupils and sister teachers.
Will the Express ever get a correct copy ol
the list of letters which they print in their
Sunday's Issue. A letter addressed to Louis
A. Bertreaux was down as Louts A.
Bertram anbther to Paul Cazeaux down as
Paul Csreaux. Both these parties had great
trouble In getting their letters. The Express
should certainly give correct names in this Im-
The Last Case.
The last of the small-pox thank heavens I
Sanitary Officer Oppermann informed a Llctirr
man to-day that the last small-pox patient a
young man was now recovering and will leave
town to-day for change of air. The house
will be thoroughly fumigated and every pre
caution taken to prevent Its spread. The city
owes much to Its sanitary officers for the effi
dent way In which they have performed their
The Recorder's Conrs.
May Foster quarrelling and fighting S. B
Henderson J. Bredford A. Baumbach F
Martinez Chapman Menchaca drunk $5
each. C. Baker Sandrack Harlin W.
Adams vagrants $10 or 10 days. Carter F
G. Sanchet J. M. Wharton John Jones F.
Volkrath quarrelling and fighting 55 each
Mrs. Burns throwing slops in the public
The Council of the Secood Baptist church
(colored) met last evening. It proceeded by
electing Rev. C II. Anderson Chairman;
Rev. H. B. Ball Secretary; Rev. L. J. Jordan
Catechisl. After prayer by Rev. II. Wilson
Mr. Kelley was examined and gave evidence
of a knowledge of the English branches and
of the scriptures. Alter a laying on of hind
by the Presbyters and the charge delivered by
Rev. Mr. Ball the meeting adjourned.
A Texas Iforso.
At the races yesterday afternoon at the old
fair grounds the performance of Texas Dave
a rough scrub bay with no pretensions made
many change Iheir tune from the time he was
first seen on the track till he had completed
his contract. He was a country scrub brougl
up on Texas grass but was matched to run
mile trotting race best two in three against
three Kentucky horses. "Dave" came out
second best following Calvert's Kentucky
pony nearly every one exclaimed as he en
tered the list driven by his owner Mr. J. C
Evans "What is that thing!" But before the
close of the heats they were glad to pat "Texas
Dave" on the shoulder and sing out In per
feet astonishment at this home production
with no dude photogragh will back you next
time "Dave" not for your looks but for your
hoofs. "Dave" promises to be a turf favorit
Why Do We Dream 7
From the London Times.
Many persons who are not by habit
" dreamers " are dreaming a great deal just
now and wondering why they do so. The
answer Is very simple. When cold weather
sets in suddenly and is much felt at night the
head which is uncovered has the blood sun-
plied to it diiven from the surface to the deep
parts noiaoiy me Drain tne organ ot the
mind. The results are light sleep and dreams
The obvious remedy is to wear a nightcap or
wrap the head warmly at leasts while the cold
weather lasts. I believe we ot this cenera
iion suffer more from brain troubles than our
nredecessors because we have the head ex
posed at night and the blood vessels of our
cereDrai organs are seiaom unioaaea.
Mickey's Old Whisky.
from a Washington Loiter.
Two distinguished citizens here have lately
received demijohns containing seme priceless
whisky 59 yesrs old that was accompanied by
the compliments of John W. Mackey. Som
where abroad Mr. Mackey found a few gal
lons ol this old nectsr ripening In a cellar
seclusion and he brought it back with him I
the United States this fall. President Arthur
and Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll were the
...ui.n. i vi. M.v..'. i7.ii. j.mi:in.
and these two connoisseurs and the friend
permitted to taite the (rolden fruit nronounce
it the apotheosis and sublimation of rye. The
six gallons that Mr. Mackey got a hold of were
divided into inrte portions ana inese inree
men sin eich drop eradeiaelr. knowing! that
no more of the costly stuff can be had even
by the bonanza king-
The Way to Paralyze Him.
From tho Philadelphia Call.
Dumley had taken the landlady's Jaughti
to the theatre and at usual had business
outside between the acts.
"Do you see young Brown over there!" h
said to the young woman.
"Yes" she replied.
"Well he is a tusn I expect to paraly
"Are you going to see another man at thi
conclusion of this act !" she asked.
"Yes." Dumley said reluctantly. "I am
afraid I shall have to; he Is wailing for me
"Well." said the landlady's dauehter.
don't like Mr. Brown very much cither .and
I will tell you what to do. When you return
from seeing the gentleman outside who Ii
waiting for you just step over to where Mr
Brown is sitting and breathe on Mm. Thai
will paralyze him "
"If all marriages were contracted in sober
earnest" philosophizes the New Ynrk Herald
"fewer people would wed but more would
AN IMPORT TAX TO VINDICATE AMERI
era! McKenile't Coudlllon-l'allure
Hew York Oratu llrokere-A New In
llKkl.ls January 12. At the Synagogue to
day a touching reference was made to the
death ol Lasker.
FasTll January n. The Upper House
Diet to-dsy rejected by a vote of 200 to 191
the bill legalizing marriages between Jews and
Nrw York January 12. Mike Clcary bat
issued a challenge to any man In America to
fight with hard gloves Marquis of Queens-
bury rules for J 1000 a side. Ills backer has
deposited $350 forfeit with Richard K. Fox.
Ntw York January 12. The remains of
the German statesmen Heir Lasker were
taken to Europe to-day on the steamer
i.cir. mtniu i.aitci uroiucr 01 me
deceased accompanied the body which will
: taken to uerun lor interment.
Cairo January 12. It Is stated that Ihe
Egyptian government has given orders for Ihe
evacuation of Khartoum. The guns have
been spiked and the powder destroyed. It is
uciictcu inaiaii me ciions win now dc con-
centrated in Ihe defense of Masowah and
OTTAWA Canada Januaiy 12. Swine for
breeding purposes it is ordered shall come
from the Western States through Canadian
Quarantine at Point Edward and shall remain
in quarantine 21 days and be accompanied
wun a ceruncaie mat mere is no disease
among the swine in the locality whence
London January 12. When the Egyptians
evacuate Khartoum and adjacent cities it is
exoected that 11.000 Chr-stians and Europe
ans will be victims ol Moslem fanatics unless
they can be immediately transported to Upper
Egypt. It is thought the government will
send a flotilla to the Upper Nile to assist in
their escape hopes ol which are very slender.
New York January 12. The sealed ver
diet la the suit of Anthony Comstock agent
for the society for the suppression of vice
against James Robinson a coroner of Lon
lluu -ny IW rrwKi usmKc IVI
false imprisonment and malicious prosecution
was opened to-day in Ihe Supreme court l i
Brooklyn. It gave plalntifl $400 damages.
Washington D. C January 12. The
Postmaster General has gone to New York to
remain until Monday. An influenzal com
mittee of local lawyers waited on the Presi
dent to-day to urge Ihe re-appolntment ol
unmet Attorney corkntii. 1 he National
Academy nl Sciences through the President
U. U. Marsh to-day madt a report on glu
cose 10 tne commtssioncroi internal Kcvenu
Euzabrhi N. J. January 12. M
Conrad 455 Third avenue reports to thi
authorities that she saw and talked with
Dcimonico at her house Friday morning
I o'clock. He asked for money. She gave
him 2 cents and he then went down the Lon
Branch railroad towards the bridge over th
Elizabeth river. Mrs. David Dorner an
another person say they saw Delmonico. The
authorities discard the story. The Newark
canal and Passaic and Hackensack rivers are
being dragged for the body of Charles
Uelmontcn missing lor a week.
Pittsburg Pa. January 12. A machine
has been invented to manufacture hob nail
Heretofore this has been done by hand
factory will shortly be established in this city.
The machine it is claimed is cspable
doing Ihe work of a hundred men and
thousands are at present eneas-ed In Ihe man
ufacture of hob nails by hand this invention
win result in tnrowing out 01 employment
large number of men throughout the country
cacn macnine is operated oy mree men an
nas a capacity 01 a ton per day.
New York January 12. E. W. Coleman
& Co. and J. M. Fuller & Co. grain brokers
were posted In the Produce Exchange as un
able to meet their contracts. All produce
markets are weak. The failure of J. M. Ful
ler & Co. is a bad one. The firm never re
covered from the trouble two months aeo. Th
failure of E. W. Coleman & Co.. is also said
to be disastrous brought about mainly by
their Western friends failing to respond on
margins. 1 tie turn consists ol t. W. Cole
man. Consider Parish and A. W. Clark. Th
firm was first Clark & Coleman but Clark re
tired 2 c. years aeo. Parish and Clark both
cleiks of Coleman were subsequently taken
into tne nrm.
ST. Louis January 12. The Coroner'
Jury holding the inquest on the victims of thi
Belleville Convent fire returned a verdict that
the Fire department did all that could be done
under the circumstances. That the use
dormitories above the second story in such
Duuaings be condemned that there should
be a legislative enactment on the subject.
inn mime mutt rest nn me management
the institution for not taklne precaution
which the size and character of the building
and the number of inmates required lister
Elentheria has been appointed Mother Su
penor by the order in Belleville to fill the
vacancy occasioned by Ihe death of Mother
Washington January 12. The War De-
partment is informed that the condition ol
General McKenzie is considerable improved.
A report is made by staff officers who recently
visited him at Bloomingdale that the medical
officers of the asylum refrain from an expres-
sion of the opinion as to chances of his re-
covery. It is generally believed that the
present improvement is temporary and that a
reaction will follow. His restoration to com-
mand la regarded as an Impossibility and a
vacancy will soon occur in the grade of Briga-
dier General. General Wesley Mcrrlt Super-
intendent of West Point academy and Colonel
D. S. Stanley of the Twenty-second Infantry
tre prominently mentioned at likely to receive
Chicago January 12. A large number of
Intervtewt were published this morning upen
the action of the governments of Gcrmtpy
and France In prohibiting American pork and
the probable effect of retaliatory measures oa
the part of Congreii to the Importers of Ger-
man and French wines. The people general
ly join In the view that If the import tax
ould be such as would prove equivalent to
stoppaec of their importation it would re
sult in a much stronger protest on the part of
the people of those nations than the American
people have made agaioit ihe exclusion 01
Ameiican pork at it would vitally effect a
more numerous class. Anything short of a
prohibitory It riff would simply result In pro-
curing wines through English agents at a
small percentage 01 increase 01 price. 11
$2 a gallon were added to the tax on Rhine
wine II would drive tuch wlnet out of the
market and might cause Germany and France
not to seek to keep out all shipments of
American pork without making any discrim-
inations as to the qutlity.
Washington January 12. The House
Committee on Expenditures of the Depart-
ment of Justice met with closed doort and
commenced Ihe examination ot Brewster
Cameron. The Secretary of the Treasury
glvei notice that the principal and accrued In-
terest on $10000000 3 per cents Issued un-
der the act approved July 12 will be paid on
the 15th 01 March is4 interest to cease on
that day. The Senate Committee on Foreign
Relations at a meeting to-day took up the
bill prepared by the Pacific coast delegations
and introduced by Senator Miller (Calilornla)
amending tne Chinese immig anon act 01 tne
last Congress. .The discussion was a long
one and was not confined to the merits of the
bill in htnd but involved the original ques-
tion developed when Ihe anti-Chinese bill was
under discussion. 1 nis was due to tne iact
that tome members of the committees never
dealt with the subject before In commit
tee me uui was nnauy reierren 10 a
subcommittee consisting of Messrs. Mil-
ter Wilson and Morgan. The tone
01 debate gave warrant lor tne opinion mat a
measure having the purpose of correcting the
defects of the present law and prohibition of
Ihe importation 01 laborers win oe reported
by the committee.
Filled TVHII Mention of Minor Events and
A Baltimore woman asked her husband for
money and he cut her with a razor. That was
about as sharp a reply as be could have made.
"Tired" says Byrnesmonkey to Tawmus
"whst have you done to be tired!" "Paid
nut $76" replied the fatigued Tawmus.
I uosion i on.
Mamma what tre twins made fort"
ttked a lutle girl the other day. Her pre-
cocious elder brother replied: "So that Can-
nibals msy eat philopcenas."
A pert little cm In Troy boasted to one of
her young fiiends that "her father kept a car-
riage." "Ah but" was the triumphant re
ply "my father drives a street car."
"Jnaes asked his wife "Why is a husband
like dnught" He eipec'cd she would give It
op and he was going to tell her that it wat
because woman needs him; but she said it
was because be was hard to get off her hands.
There was a man in town who thought him
wondrous wise. He swore by all the fsbled
gods he'd never advertise. His goods were
advertised ere long and thereby hangs a
tale the ad. was set In nonpareil and headed
"Sheriff's Sale "
"Mi" is Chimese for "Amer'ca." At
"spelling reformers" the Chinese are always
ahead of this country. None of our spelling
reformers who spell facts "fax" would think
of spelling America with only two letters.
"Sarah" said a mother to her daughter
"has Henry proposed yet!" "Not yet ma
but I think he will before many days."
"What makes you think sol" "Because he
asked me If you expected to live with me if
I married and I told him 00."
Miss Nevada the American prima donna
according to the Paris Evencment while re-
cently visiting a friend on the Avenue da Bolt
de Boulogne lost a packsgeof United Stites
bonds etc. amounting to $20 000. The fig-
ures may have been exaggerated.
"So your husband Is a contractor. In what
particular line is he!" "In the debt line."
"In the debt line !" "Yes lie has contracted
about $10000 worth of debts during the
last two years. Everybody layahe is very suc-
cessful In his business." Boston Transcript.
Mrs. Mary A. Livermore informs the Albany
Argus that she doesn't think the experiment
of female suffrage in Wyoming has been fully
tried. Mis. Livermore is unquestionably
right. There is no authentic evidence yet that
any of her sex have ever been arrested for
ballot box stuffing.
"Where are you taking me to!" asked a
criminal addressing the detective who had
Just arrested him "I am taking you to the
office of the Police Superintendent" was the
reply. "I wish to observe'in this case then"
said the culprit "that it Is Ihe office seeks the
msn and not the msn the office." Som-
"What are Ihese cups for !" asked a well
dressed msn of a jeweler pointing to some ele-
gant silver cups nn the show case. "These
are race cups to be given as prizes to the best
racer." "If that's so suppose you and I race
for one" and the stranger with the cup in
hand started the jeweler after him. The
stranger won the cup. Detroit Post.
Chicago Newt: Miss Ella Wheeler has
temporarily fortsken the muse and will de-
vote her fervid talents to the sturdier demands
of prose composition. We sincerely admire
Miss Wheeler. Of all the poetesses we are
acquainted with she seems to be Ihe only one
endowed by nature with the power of lighting
a kitchen fire wlthoat the assistance of a coal
A gentlemsn from Philadelphia came to
Austin not long since and bad a commission
from a lady to her brother which he wat
anxious to carry out at once. " Where will I
find Mr. B who Is in the grocery busi-
ness !" he asked of an Austinlte. "There are
two brothers ol that name both in the grocery
business" was the reply. "Which do you
wish to see !" " I mean Ihe one that hat a
sister in Philadelphia."
There It a story about a young woman who
In extenuation ot a certain circumstance
pleaded that it was a small one. MUs Addle
Brosnan who wat tbducted tomewhat wil-
lingly by a Ctptaln Gordon testified against
Ibe galltnt Captain when the case came Into
court. Gordon cross eaamined the girl and
asked the following questional "Addie
didn't you tell me your mother ill treated
you!" "Nn sir" she answered with spirit.
"Addie affectionately did you not tell me
that she cut a stoul switch from a cherry tree
and beat you severely with It!" Ihe girl
tttmmered and then said t "I did tell you
that but It wai only a small stick."
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