Canadian Free Press. (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 32, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 6, 1889 Page: 2 of 4
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The prince of Wales has engagements
booked lor every day of 1889.
A beard over seven'and one-half feet
long is worn by Louis Coulon, a me*
chanie 63 years old, living in Montlu-
Senob Domingo, the celebrated Span
ish artist, has just painted a portrait
of the little King- Alfonso, for which he
Gen. Fkancis E. Spinner, of the fa
mous signature, and once treasurer of
the United States, is patiently endur-
ing a cancer of the facc that must prove
fatal in the near future.
Mrs. Julia Watson of Leicester,
Mass., has just celebrated her 102d
birthday in excellent health and amid
many congratulations She has not
been ill a day in two years.
8am Jones recently told a clergy-
man of his intention to start a big re-
vival in Los Angeles, Cal. -'Why do
you~ do that?1' asked the clergyman;
••it is the City of Angels." "Mebbe it-
is," replied Sam, 4'but I guess the bulk
Of them is fallen angels."
Last year the pope received from
••Peter's pence" $1,500,000 and from
interest on capital invested abroad
$.¡00,000, and from other sources about
f100,000, besides $400,000 in cash jubi-
lee gifts. His total disbursements ag
pregated about $1,700,000.
Jack Maynard and Miss Jennie
Eurress of Todd county, Kentucky,
were united in marriage at the home
of the bride, near Elkton, after having
been en gaged a quarter of a century.
During twenty two-years of this time
the gentleman never once missed call-
ing to see the bride-elect on Sunday.
Mr. Naoroji, Lord Salisbury's cele-
brated "blaekman," has received up-
ward of 4,000 messages in the form of
! itters, telegrams, and cable dispatches
expressive of condemnation of the use
of the phrase and of sympathy for the
object of it. The United States was
well represented in this sympathetic
Henrt S. Ives, the young "Napoleon
of finance," is taking his imprisonment
like a philosopher. Ho smiles at mis-
fortune, receives his friends cheerfully,
and transacts business with the same
nonchalence as if there were no such
thing as personal liberty in the world.
His rooms are crowded with visitors
and the deputy sheriffs who have him
in charge are becoming very fond of
The Emperor Metrieu of Annata died
Jan. 27 at his capital, Hue. He suc-
ceeded to the throne in 1884, under the
protection of the French government,
and was a ruler only in name. The
French keep a garrison of 12,000 men
around Hue and carry on the govern-
ment through a French resident gener-
al, allowing the Annamites to keep some
of the smaller offices of state and make
• semblance of authority.
The London correspondent of the
Liverpool Post writes: "The queon
has, with very few exceptions, be-
queathed the whole of the jubilee gifts
to the nation, from which the presents
originally came. The treasures, num-
bering over a thousand articles, have
been collected at Windsor and upon her
majesty's death will be transferred to a
public institution—probably the South
Kensington museum—to be open for all
time to gratuitous inspection.''
The Now Jersey Historical society,
with Governor Green's approval, has
arranged that President-elect Harrison,
iu journeying to New York on the
Occasion of the Washington contenary,
may enter the state under the same
triumphal arch used in 1789 in honor
Of the first president. Of course the
arch will have to be reconstructed, but
the oxisting parts of the original will
be used and the Assanpink will be
spanned just as it was 100 years ago.
Mrs John Morrisset, a widow of
(he well-known prize-fighter, gambler,
and politician, has been living in Troy
for some time in very straitened cir-
cumstances. Some months ago her
l ouse, which is mortgaged for its full
value, wa3 about being sold when John
Chamberlain, who was for many years
Morrissey's partner, learned of the
circumstances, paid the interest on the
mortgage, and now makes Mrs. Mor-
rissey a monthly allowance that enables
her to live comfortably.
A. M. Cannon, the Washington ter-
ritory millionaire, was peddling sewing
machines in Portland, Oregon, nine
years ago. A year or two later he
moved with his family to Spokane
Falls, then a mere settlement, making
the trip of 500 miles in his wagon.
The little money he had was invested
lo land. A year later he was a backer,
and to-day his wealth is estimated at
between $4,000,000 and $6,000,000. He
rose with the boom that has given
Spokane Falls a population of 12,000
and still growing.
George W. Smalley is responsible
for the statement that the late Lau-
rence Oliphant invented M. de Blowitz,
the Paris correspondent of the London
Times. Mr. Oliphant was occupying
the pleasant position when he took a
Sudden notion to visit America. He
wrote to his chief that he had no time
to arrange for any one to take his place,
but that there was "a sharp fellow in
the office who might serve for a day or
tiro' until they could get some one
hotter. They evidently could get no
flne better, for M. de Blowitz, who was
the -*sharp fellow," has bean their
correspondent over sine*.
ployes of the capítol are rejoicing over
the fact that the amendment to the de-
fióiency bill, giving an extra month's
pay, got before the house while Col-
Kilgore was absent. While the colonel
was in the barber shop enjoying a
shave the amendment was sprung up-
on the house and before the barber
could get the Texas economist in a pre-
sentable condition it had passed be-
O id the point when an objection
could pre tail. It will be remembered
that Senator Reagan lost his vote on
ihe tarifl'bill several years ago because
he was taking a bath and now the
members think they have a double
joke on the Texas delegation.
The history of the liftielh congress
has now practically been written.
From this date up to the hour when
the gavels of the -presiding officers will
sound its dea h knell, congress is like-
ly to achieve no important legislation
except the enactment of the remaining
appropriation bills and the adoptions
of conference reports on a few other
measures which have already been
substantially agreed to bv both
In the senate among the petitions
and memorials presented and referred
was one by telegraph from the fourth
encampment of the grand army of the
republic department of Texas, assem-
bled at Fort Worth, asking that at
least one-half of Oklahoma be reserved
for entry and settlement by old soldiers
of the union without their being sub-
ject to the existing homestead law re-
quiring entry an i cultivation.
The postoilice appropriation bill, the
only one now in committee, will be re-
ported and passed this week with lit-
tle debate, except upon the reclassifi-
cation scheme. The passage of the
other annual appropriation bills will
follow as rapidly as they are received
from the house and considered by the
appropriation committee. Mr. Cullom
is determined to press the Oklahoma
bill for passage, but the fact that Mr.
Butler has secured Mr. Piatt's support
for his substitute gives rise to an ex-
pectation that its course will be in
troubled waters. Certain reports from
the public lands committee respecting
lands in Kansas and Louisiana will be
called to the attention of the senate by
Mr. Plumb, and Mr. Blair stands ready
to seize any opportunity for the con-
sideration of the measures relating to
sectarian instruction in public schools
and to woman suffrage, but Mr. Hoar,
feeling that he is carrying out the
caucus mandate, will insist upon the
continued consideration of the south-
ern outrages resolution, yielding only
io the appropriation bills, and as the
Democratic senators have in nowise
changed their purpose to endeavor to
indefinitely delajr affirmative action
upon this resolution, it is probable that
little can be done by the senate in that
In the house a corresponding state
jf aflairs exists as the result of entirely
liferent causes. Tobacco is the
stumbling-block here, Mr. Randall
having a report from the committee on
rules providing for the consideration of
he'Cuwlcs internal revenue bill at his
back, is prepared to demand action
upon it just as soon as the appropria-
tion bills are cleared away. The de-
ficiency bill can be disposed of to-mor-
row and the Indian bill, the last of the
annual appropriation bills to come be-
fore the house for initial action, will
be called up immediately afterwards
and passed probably with little delay,
l'hen will come Mr. Randall's oppor-
tunity, but he fully expects that when
he moves to consider the special order
resolution or to go into committee of
he whole he will be met by filibuster-
ing. Just what will follow it is diffi
cult to predict. Beginning with to-
morrow it will be in order at any time
to move to suspend the rules and pass
any bill on the calendar. Rule 26, sec-
ion 8. provides that pending a motion
to suspend the rules the speaker may
entertain one motion, that the house
adjourn, but after the result thereon
is announced he shall not entertain
my other dilatory motion till the vote
is taken on suspension. So it appears
that if Mr. Randall has a following of
two-thirds of the house he may pre-
vail against^ll opposition and pass the
amended Cowles bill. If this should
not be the case then a dead lock, like
those which have already distinguished
he house during the fiftieth congress
must close its existence.
The appropriation bills are in fair
shape and there is every reason to be-
ieve that, with the exception of the
river and harbor bill, which has failed
in every short session for the past ten
\ ears, they will all have reached the
president by next Saturday night. The
situat on is as follows: Approved by
the piesident—Diplomatic, consular
and military academy. Awaiting the
resident's approval—Legislative, exe-
cutive and judicial. In conference—
District of Columbia, fortifications and
pension. Passed the senate with
amendments—Naval, sundry and civil,
army and agricultural. Before the
senate committee on appropriations—
Post-office. Before the house—Defi-
ciency (under consideration), Indian
and rivers and harbors.
The impression is general that Col.
Mil's will bo able to prevent the su-
premacy of Mr. Randall in the tariff
controversy. So far the only Texan
who has acted with the internal reve-
nue reductionists has been Mr. Crain.
The -general feeling is that if the
Cowles bill is pressed filibustering will
last to the end of the session.
The friends of the deep water resolu-
iou feel more sanguine now of its suc-
cess than at any time this session. It
is argued that it is too small a matter
in a pecuniary sense to justify much
contention in conference between the
wo houses. The resolution, however,
after so many different changes and
amendments is not altogether satisfac-
tory to its friends.
Col. James G. Tracey is dead, and
his remains will be taken to Houston
On every hand there are numerous
evidences of the near approach of in-
auguration. Work is being rapidly
rushed on the ¡stands along the line of
march. The papers contain numerous
advertisements offering to let windows
routing on Pennsylvania avenue for
Later.—The house committee on ap-
propriations has passed upon the senate
amendments to the sundry civil appro-
bation bill. Among the things con-
curred inis a survey of the Gulf of Mex-
ico to select a site for a deep water
SALVATION ARMY WORK.
The salvation army workers, -who
uave been in San Antonio for r< ok
past, are rapidly increasingti. >um-
Tjers. Up to date they have l .. '.e over
fiftj converts, each of whom is as hard
at it as the beginners of the movement.
Meetings are held nightly and at each
of them enthusiasm runs very high.
The altar attendance is very large and
the services are almost wholly of per-
sonal exhortation. A grand parade is
contemplated as soon as the number
of the e.ect will justify it.
LITTLE CHILD SCALDED.
Bridgeport, Tex.. Feb. 27.—The lit-
tle l-year-old child of J. G. Brooks
badly scalded yesterday by a kettle of
boiling soap turning over on the child.
The doctors say it,cannot recover.
THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE
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On the morning of February 28d
Paris was startled by a meteorlflgical
"henomenon. The sun was shining
rightly, the weather cold and the
wind due north. Suddenly without an
instant's warning it became dark as
night. A black cloud enveloped the
entire city, snow fell in blinding thick-
ness for a few moments, then there
was an actual blizzard. Horses trem-
bled and ran into each other; carts and
cabmen came into collision. This
lasted for eighteen minutes. Then the
blackness and snow suddenly vanished
as if by magic and the sun shone
brightly again, but in that short space
of time the city was covered with an
inch and a hall of snow.
Jx is not a little unfortunate for the
Fr ?nch dreams of an alliance with Rus-
sia that Col. Atchinaff's Cossack expe-
dition to Abyssinia should at the outset
ru i afoul of the French authorities and
draw upon itself the lire of the French
Red sea fle*t. Of course official Russia
disclaims all responsibility for Atchi-
natfand said so in response to French
inquiries before the bombardment, but
tho bond between the two countries is
one of popular feeling rather than of
governmental sympathy, and an occur-
ence of this sort is likeiy to cool a good
deal of the ardor of $he panslavists for
a French alliance.
An attache of the British foreign of-
fice states that information has reached
London that after the marriage fes-
tivities of the emperor of China are
over the Chinese government purposes
taking a short method of settling the
difficulties in Corea. The king will be
deposed and the country put under a
Chinese viceroy, the name of the Mar-
Suis Tseng, the late minister to Great
ritain, being mentioned for that
A copper bank,the Compagnie Auxil-
lire des Metaux, has been formed in
Paris. The shares have not been
offered to the public, but have been
taken by the founders, who held their
first meeting on Wednesday, when the
documents were presented, showing
that one-fourth of tneeapital of 40,000,-
000 francs was paid up.
A committee of the lower house of
the Australian parliament has heard
the evidence of twentjr-flve labor ex-
perts of all the nationalities on the pro-
osal to establish a chamber of labor,
he majority agreed that the proposed
chamber would adequately represent
the business and political interests of
workmen provided the right of elect-
ing representatives in parliament was
granted. Nearly all demanded univer-
Advices have been received to the
eüéct that Prince Alexander of Batten-
berg has been already married to the
opera singer Loisingér. She is 23 years
oí age, of humble parentage and a
* The American base ball teams played
at Villa Borghes, Rome, recently be-
fore a large crowd of spectators, in-
cluding most of the British and Amer-
ican residents and students of the
North American college.
AN OLD STORY RETOLD.
District Roadmaster Livingstone of
the Texas and Pacific gives an amus-
ing account of the Toyah robbery.
With five others he was in the Young-
blood store at 9 o'clock in the evening
talking, when two masked men ap-
proached, and, producing six-shooters,
ordered hands up. The order was
obeyed. They were then told to turn
their backs, and then each victim's
hands were tied. The robbers then
took about $3,500, all the money in the
big deposit safe. To close, the six vic-
tims were driven into the street and
commanded to trot by the robbers,
who had in the meantime mounted
their horses. Livingstone weighs 270
pounds and this was difficult, but re-
peated shooting about his feet caused
him to keep a lively gait for two miles
into the country. The robbers are
known to have crossed the railroad on
their way south and are believed to be
making for Mexico. Little has yet
been done to capture them.
Excitement prevails over an attempt
to assassinate J. O. Harper, county
commissioner, Limestone county, who
lives about midway between Mexia and
Groesbeck. Late in the evening he
had occasion to step out on his gallery
and was fired upon by some one. An
examination showed that he made a
very narrow escape, two of the buck-
shot having lodged in the steps leading
from the gallery into his bed-room.
Mr. Harper and his friends are at a
loss to know who the would-be assas-
sin is and the motive underlying the
A POSSIBLE SUICIDE.
Whitewright is wrought up with ex-
citement over a possible suicide com-
mitted near there. A. £. Wallace was
found dead in a corn-crib by one of his
sons. His throat was cut in four places
and a bottle of strychnine was found
near him partly empty. It is supposed
that he first tried to kill himself and
then swallowed the poison. The
coroner's verdict corresponded with
A LITTLE SCRIMMAGE.
Corsicana, Tex., Feb. 27.—A diffi-
culty occurred at the state orphan
home yesterday between two workmen
in which a man named Frank Johnson
assaulted a tinner whose name is un-
known. The tinner drew a pistol and
fired at Johnson, burning his face with
powder but*doing no other damage. A
warrant was issued for the arrest of
Johnson but he had skipped the town
when the constable hunted for him.
NEQRO SHOT AND KILLED.
Saturday night at 11 o'clock at
Orange, a negro named Frank Williams
was shot from ambush and lived bnly
long enough to say a few words, saying
he was shot by a certain party, who
was at once arrested and placed in
jail. No one believes the statement, as
this1 party bears a good reputation.
Williams was feare<T among his own
COURT HOUSE BURNED.
News reached here that early Thurs-
day morning the courthouse in San
Patricio was burned with all its con-
tents. It oannot be learned whether
the records • were- pijeserved or no£
The postoffice and everything in it was
burned. The cause of^ the fire has not
been ascertained. *
INCURSION TRAIN DERAILED. :
A SouthernJ^cific excu$gj^*traiif V>
the City of Mejjco was derailed at'
Baratofan in Mexico, evidently for
the object of Plunder but was barren
of results. There were eighty-five ex-
cursionists on the train. No one hurt
and no attack made.
The senate bilí regulating railroads
Thirty-Ninth Day.—Mr. Tyler, pro
test from citizens of Bell county agamst
the passage of the railroad bill.
Mr. Stephens, petitions from officers
and citizens of Porter and Wichita
counties favoring the purchase of the
digest of Say les <& Wilson.
Mr. Glasscock, petition from officers
and citizens of Williamson countjT ask-
ing for the purchase of the same.
Mr. Burney, protest against the com-
mission bill of thirty citizens of San
Protests against same were also re-
ceived from citizens of Collin, Hunt,
Fannin, Parker, Kaufman, San Augus-
tine, Robertson and Hamilton counties.
Mr. Upshaw, petitions from citizens
of Ellis county lavoring the bill.
Mr. Burney, same from citizens of
Bexar county, and resolutions from
the executive board of the State Farm-
ers' Alliance favoring the bill.
Mr. Cranford, petition from citizens
of Delta county favoring the bill.
Reports of committees:
Mr. Sims, for committee on judicial
districts, favoiably the bill fixing the
time for holding court in the Eighth
Mr. Upshaw, for committee on in-
ternal improvements, reported * the
house railroad and other bills regulat:
ing railroads, to be considered in "con-
nection with the Johnson or senate
Mr. Abercrofcibie, for judiciary com-
mittee No. 2, favorably the Sunday law
bill, closing up business between 9
o'clock iu the morning and 4 o'clock in
the evening; unfavorably the bill pre-
venting nuisances and leaving car-
casses of animals near the public
roads; favorably permitting persons
convicted of felony to withdraw their
Bills and resolutions: Mr. Aber-
erombie, permitting judges to employ
stenographers in certain Kinds of felony
Mr. Stephens, regulating railroads
and express companies
then came up.
Mr. Johnson mov§d that the house
bill on the same subject be substituted
for the senate bill. Pending the dis-
cussion the senate adjourned till 2:30
in the evening.
The senate tconvened at 2:30 and
Senator McDonald took the floor iu
opposition to the commission bill. At
the conclusion of his speech the senate
Thirty-ninth Day—A bill was in-
troduced by Mr. Owsley to provide for
the dispoistion of school and public
lands in Greer county.
The house biil came up on second
reading to require descriptions of os-
tras cd and stolen stock sent to the ad-
The bill encountered serious opposi-
tion and was laid away by reference to
a special committee.
Strong called up the house bill to val-
idate sales of the land board as sub-
stituted b}r the senate and moved tore-
iect tho senate amendment.
After much discussion the house re-
fused to concur and'a conferenco was
The house bill amending the general
incorporation act to permit the incor-
poration of wholesale merchantile
houses and to regulate private com-
panies was taken up.
There was a discussion of the char-
ter question but nothing new and the
old chesnut of crushing out individual
enterprise and getting up gigantic
monopolies was produced.
Finally the pill was referred to a
special committee of five, which prob-
ably will kill it.
Fortieth Day.—Mr. Allen offered a
protest from the citizens of Andrews
county against being attached to Mid-
land county for judicial purposes.
Mr. Field oóered a protest from citi-
zens of Robinson county against the
commission bill; Protests were also re-
ceived against same from citizens of
Hill county, 420 business and laboring
men of Ft'Worth, citizens of Meligsa,
and 203 citizens of Bowie county.
Mr.-Burney oft'ered a petition from
citizens of El Paso favoring the bill:
Petitions of like nature were received
from 136 voters of Burnet county, from
the legislative committee of the Far-
mers' Alliance, thirty-seven ^ citizens
of Titus county, thirty-six citizens of
Goliad county, voters of Milam Coun-
ty, seventy-five voters of Johnson coun-
ty, and seventy-six farmers of Cook
The following bills and resolutions
A bill permitting the incorporation
of railroads after their purchase "at
forced sale by the buyer for- the pur-
pose of operatiing them.
Permitting justices of the peace to
employ a clerk and prescribe his du-
Mr. Burney moved that the senate
adhere to its bill validating the sales
of lands made by the land board.
The biil providing for taking statis-
tics of agriculture, horticulture and
stock raising, and adding a bureau
for this purpose to the bureau of stat-
istics, insurance and • history, passed.
Fortieth Day.—The house took up
and passed Mr. Hamby's bill to give
school trustees control of school funds
and school property in cities and towns
in which public schools ara under ex-
clusive control of school trustees.
House bill amending the road law so
as to permit public roads to county
seats to be changed in order to shorten,
the distance and also to suit public
convenience was up on second reading.
An amendment by Mr. Mills to re-
quire the unanimous vote of the county
commissioners to change a road was
adopted and the bill passed to engross-
House bill providing that any county
may apply- for and ^procure .not less
than twenty-five convicts fifom-. the
state penitentiary to be employed not
less than one year in working county
roads was up on second reading.
The merits of.&e billVwere' debated
On motion by Mr. Renfro the debate
was postponed indefinitely.
In the afternoonjiession the road bill
Mr. Moses opposed working onvicts
on roadfe, mainly because Mfr was in-
Mr. Parker, of Tarrant, said the op-
position made the best argument with
the least reason he ever heard.
Four p. m. arriving, the senate and
the state officers filed into the house
to hear Mr. Terrell present the portrait
of Stephen F. Austin. The galleries
were tilled with ladies and gentlemen,
and the floor of the house was occupied
by hundreds. The portrait was borne
in by eight Texas veterans. /Five . lone
star flag of Texas was what veiled the
portrait. Chief Cferk Imboden _ read
the letter offering -and the resolution of
k After- thespeech Speaker Alexander
in a few brief remarks, accepted the
Forty-Fiest Day.—Protests were re-
ceived ten 4 *tiwn§ of Peatón
county, against the commission bill;
the same from citizens of Williamson
county; petitions from seventy-three
citizens of Cherokee county favoring a
commission bill; the same from citizens
of Hunt county and from citizens of
The bill providing for collection of
taxes in unorganized counties, pas-
sed to engrossment.
The libel law bill was called up and
passed to engrossment.
Townsend's bill regulating the sale of
cotton seed came up, and the senate re-
fused to engross it.
The bill enabling the university to re-
ceive benefits and donations passed.
Forty-First Day.—Bills were intro-
To regulate the sale of trees, plants,
shrubs and vines.
To regulate the sale of liquors and
fix a license tax.
To provide for the payment of tho
fees of officers in quo warranto cases.
To require railway companies to
build freight and passenger depots on
To protect employers, landlords and
contractors, and to prevent interfer-
ence and hiring their laborers.
The house bill to furnish convicts
for working roads in the counties
An amendment to require counties
to pay as much for convict labor as
other contractors pay for the same
was rejected and the bill was engrossed
POST OFFICE ROBBED.
Tex ark ana, Ark., Mch. 1.—Several
weeks ago the postoffice at Dal by
Springs, was broken into and robbed
of money and stamps. No clew was
obtained as to the guilty party until
yesterday, when United States Post-
office Inspector R. M. Wallace learned
that a man named Savage, who for-
merly lived at Dalby Springs, had dis-
posed of a large number of stamps at
various saloons here. Acting on this
clew the officer arrested Savage, who|de-
nied having had anj-thing to do with
the robbery, and protested that he
had never disposed of any stamps.
He was. however, identified as the
man. He was accordingly lodged in
jail. He has a wife and infant child.
HORSE THIEVES KILLED.
San Angelo, Tex., March 2.—Fred
Payne, of Sweetwater, with a party of
two, captured, killed and buried on
the soot, two thieves last Saturday
near Fort Clark, who several days ago
abused Payne's wife and then stole the
best span of mules he had. They were
followed and overtaken by Payne
alone, but seeing they were riding with
their Winchesters in their laps he
passed them and securing the assist-
ance of two men he waited their
coming on the roadside. On their ar-
rival the usual command was given
which was returned with a-^hot
from their Winchesters. Tom Palmer,
on Payne's side, was dangerously shot
in two places.
SHIPPING CATTLE TO MEXICO.
Del Rio, Tex., March 2.—The open-
ing of the cattle trade with the City of
Mexico will prove of great benefit to
our section. Capt. Blocker, of Austin,
has made a contract to deliver 1,000
head a week to the City of Mexico, and
what is better, at much better prices
than can be got for the same cattle in
Kansas City or Chicago. The contract
is made to last six months.
A YOUTHFUL SUICIDE.
Claresville, Tex., March 1.—A
meagre report has-been received of the
attempted suicide of Charles Green-
wood, the 15-year:old son of John F.
Greenwood, who resides about twelve
miles south of Annona, in this count}'.
The only particulars obtainable are to
the efl'ect that Charles and a younger
brother were in the yard grinding an
ax and upon entering the house Charles
pulled a -razor from his pocket and
drew it across his throat.
BADLY DECOMPOSED. *
Pittsburg, Tex., March 2.—Some
time ago an old colored man by the
name of Wash Jennings left his home,
for some purpose unknown, and as he
did not return a search party was or-
ganized and the woods scoured, but to
no avail. Last Tuesday Mr. D. Massey
found the body of the negro in a
slough below Flanagan's lake. It was
taken homo and buried by friends.
CUT TO PIECES.
' Fort Worth, Tex., March 2.—Near
Lecoste station, west of this city, on
the Southern Pacific railroad, Jacob
Juarez was run over and killed by an
incoming train. Juarez, was auite
a power politically*^among the Mexi-
cans of the city. His body was so hor-
ribly mutilated by the car3 that it is
impossible to find whether or not he
had been killed and laid on the track
LOUISIANA STATE FAIR.
Baton Rouge, La., March 2.—The
committee canvassing for subscrip-
tions of stock in a state fair associa-
tion met at the state house to-day.
About $5,000 had been secured, with a
prospect of doubling this amount in a
Corpus Christi, Tex., March 2.—
The suit brought, by E. H. Lott and
others against Mrs. Henrietta M. King
for a tract óf land enclosed within Mrs.
King's pasture valued at about $20,000,
which was on trial for several days,
was terminated by a verdict in favor of
A DOUBLE WEDDING.
Mount Pleasant, Tex., March 2.—■
At the Methodist Episcopal church,
south, at 8:80 o'clock this evening, the
marriage of J. L. Wilson and Miss
Carrie L. Edwards, and Prof. B. L.
Jones and Miss Mattie E. Edwards,
was solemnized by Rev. Win. A. Ed
wards, father of the Misses Edwards.
who are twins.
HE MAY RECOVER
Lampasas, Tex., March. 2.—The lat-
est from C. B. Marsh, who has been
fatally stabbed i& Kimball county, is
that he is still alive, and somes hopes
are entertained for his recovery.
John Jolly, who stabbed him, has not
yet been apprehended.
Shreveport, La., March 2.—Jesse
Rogers, charged with robbing the mail
stage between Homer and Gibbsland
in December, 1887, was acquitted in
the United States court to-day.
San Antonio, Tex., March 2.—
Freight No. 25 on the Southern Pacific
ran into a pile-driver outfit at Sandy
Ford bridge, one mile west of Sandf
Ford, this afternoon.
fin this Department wtH appear regularly
8otea and opinions relative to the progress of
ae Alliance and improved farming. Corree-
pendeace solicited. Ed.]
- The * Alliance of Holmes county,
Miss., proposes to organize a fair asso-
In middle Georgia the Alliance will
start an oil mill and a guano manufac-
The County Alliance Exchange of
Lincoln county has been opened at
The Alliance gave a picnic at Bell
Point on the 22d, inst. Everybody
present spent an enjoyable day.
The Alliance of Monroe county, Ga.,
have established a bauk and are loan-
ing money at a low rate of interest.
Snivelv agent at Rockdale, Hargrove
agent at Milam, and Pierce agent at
Luling also belong on the roll of honor.
Many of tho Alliances of Georgia
have resolved to buy only what the
are compelled to have; to buy in bul
and for cash only.
Supply station at Bastrop, Texas, L.
M. Hundrix, agent, has wound up its
business after making full settlement
with the Exchange.
The Alabama legislature has passed
a special bill incorporating the Ala-
bama Farmers' Alliauce State Ex-
change; capital $250,000.
The Colored Farmers' Alliance of
Oktibbeha county, Miss., at their last
meeting on the 3d and 4th of January,
adopted a resolution establishing a
Benefit Association for the aid of the
From all over the country comes
news of the progress of Alliance work.
New Alliances are forming rapidly, and
the National Alliance, under the old
and efficient board of officers, will do
its work grandly.
The members of Wilson Chapel Alli-
ance are going to have a general revival
of the Alliance cause on March 2d.
The 1 ai mers' Alliance have a line of
steamers upon the lower Mississippi.
This looks like the Farmers' Alliance
was a pretty solid affair.
The National Colored Farmers' Alli-
ance and Co Operative Union of the
United States is regularly chartered in
accordance with the laws of the United
States, and has a membership in six-
teen states of more than half a million.
The business of the Mississippi Ex-
change continues to grow. One day
last week the business amounted to
The Grange Journal says that for
years and years the papers have been
preaching to the farmers telling them
to raise their home supplies, but it was
not until the Alliance was organized
that they begun to do it.
The Neshoba County (Miss.) Alliance
has adopted and published a plan for
establishing a tannery. It is a good
plan and smacks of success in this en-
terprise. Because of the lack of a
home market for hides our people usu-
ally have to dispose of them for a mere
song and buy them back at an enor-
From all sections of our state and of
the south comes the assurance from
the Alliances that they are going to
plant less cotton, use less guanos, incur
les3debt and make more of home sup-
plies. The farmer who has his barn
well stored and his own meat and
bread and is free from liens and mort-
gages, can bid defiance to trusts and
combines and heartless speculators.
These are worth more to him than
whole warehouses of mortgaged cot-
ton, aud if the Alliance shall teach our
people only this- great and all-impor-
tant truth and should die to-morrow,
its mission would indeed be one of
grand achievement. Home raised sup-
plies is the only true and safe basis of
solid indendence for our farmers. We
bid the Alliance men God speed in this
grand work of agricultural reform !—
Add ground meat scraps to the poul-
The first desideratum in winter is
Warm feed promotes laying during
The chicken park should be under
the direction of the wife.
The "bronze" is the favorite turkey
with many who raise for market.
There is no better food for breeding
sows than skim milk and wheat bran.
The droppings should pay for the
labor of cleaning out the poultry house.
Cream not stirred enough is some-
times the cause of white specks in but-
Scanty fare, exposure and neglect is
ruinous to farm stock at this season.
If well taken care .of, chickens will
pay better than any other stock on the
Professor Cook thinks it desirable to
combine bee-keeping with some other
business. -* - • .
Each bushel of hen mature saved
and put on corn land will give one
bushel of corn.
The practice of drawing out manure
as fast as it accumulates seems to grow
A hen of the large breed should not
lay less than from Í10 to 120 eggs, the
small breeds from 150 to 175; any that
lay less eggs than that should not be
Sheep and swine kept constantly on
. wooden floors often have hoofs grown
badly out of shape. Such hoofs should
be frequently pared and shortened to
bring them in shape.
Always select your horse for special
work required. The heavy draft ani-
mals are best for farm purposes.
Trotters are intended for the road
more than for drawing heavy loads.
A Michigan bee-keeper says: My
way of getting rid of ants in bee-hives
is to kill what I can, then place green
catnip over the brood where the ants
gather, which I find drives them away
Provide a leather bit for oold
weather or cover the iron bit smoothly
with common bridle leather and pro-
tect the cheek places with the same.
It is cruel to force a horse to take the
iron bit in hard freezing weather.
The best butter cloth is parchment
paper. It is practically air, water and
freese proof, and does not stick to the
utter. When you .wrap your butter
in parchment paper consumers cannot
speculate whether the butter cloths
began life as part of shirts or sheets.
No permanently successful attempts
at poultry raising are recorded where
the crowding of the flowls was prac-
tised One hundred fowls to the a-*re
stotos to be the limit of safety with
range is absolutely essential to the
health and vigor of fowls.
Keep the pig out of the wet and give
it a chance to keep clean by having a
board floor in at least part of the pen.
The following letter, addressed to
boys, emanates from the pen of J. H.
Gordon, of Sandris Chapel, Texas, and
is worthy of reproduction:
I have read some very interesting
and instructive letters in-vañous news-
papers of late, and 1 thought I would
write a few lines to the young men of
our country to acquire promptly and
thoroughly some useful calling. Some
pursuits are more lucrative, some more
respectable, some more agreeable
than others; but a chimney sweep Is
better than none at* all * No matter
how rich his parents may be, a boy
should learn a trade; no matter how
poor he may be, a boy may learn
some trade if he will. Our cities are
full to-day of young and old men,
starving on the account of not knowing
some trade to make their living Young
men, just stop and think about it. A
trade is an estate," and almost always a
productive one. Resolve not to be a
rover. A rolling stone gathers no
moss, but is constantly thumped and
knocked and often shivetvd to pieces.
If you are honest and industrious you
must continually be making a reputa-
tion, which, if you remain inouc place,
helps you along the road to fortune.
Realize that he who earns 5 cents per
day more than he spends must get
rich, while ho who spends 5 cents more
than he earns must become poor. This
is a very hackneyed truth. Hundreds
of thousands are nit oniy poor, but
wretched to-day, simply because they
fail to comprehend, or will not heed it,
and they grumble at their hard for-
tune, forgetful that th« y wasted the
years and the meaus which might and
should have saved them from present
aud future poverty. All these are very
trite homely truths. That to be or not
to be rests entirely with himself, and
that hi3 Very first lesson is to distrust
and shun by paths and short cuts, and
keep straight along the broad, obviour
Many youths are discouraged upon
their start in life. They have no means
at their command; they do not feel
themselves' qualified for mechanical
pursuits, for all are not born with tho
necessary qualifications in them to be
successful mechanics or have no op-
portunitv far learning a trade. Many
men ti j something for a few days, and
because they do not find their expecta-
tions realized, they leavo oil" and say,
lkOh, that won't do for me." or "There's
nothing in that," and so on. My
friends, bear in mind that all new
studies and occupations seem ardurous
at first, and until you have perfected
yourself, j'oti must not expect a bril-
liant success; but persevere and give
a thorough trial, and many .things that
seemed difficult will then prove ea^y.
I am a fanners boy; I was raised on
a farm, and I know how to farm: be-
sides, I have learned several other
trades, so when 1 am not farming 1
can do something else. I work on the
farm all day and study at night, but
that isia slow way to learn, but that
is better than not at all That, was
my only way to learn, for I am a poor
boy, but I have learned several trades
all the same, and have hopes of better
HOW TO JUDGE A HORSE.
Suppose you have found a horse
which you think will suit your fancy,
yournextslep will be todetermine his
soundness or whether he is as repre-
sented to £ou. -If -you. arc sufficiently
familiar with the ailments of a horse,
I have but one word of advice to give
you and that is that you should be
systematic in the method of your ex-
aminations. But if you are not
thoroughly so familiar you had better
employ some one who is, and in whom
you have implicit confidence.
Beginning with the mouth you pro-
ceed in order to the examination of the
nostrils, the face, eye and ear, thcnco
downward over the neck to the should-
ers, forelimb and foot. Then the body,
the coupling croup, tail, hind leg and
foot. Ihen the opposite side should
be inspected in like manner.
„Having completed your examination
of the animal in de-ail, I would sug-
gest you have liiui hitched for the pur-
pose of testing wind and other quali-
ties. Start at once at a brisk pace,
and keeping your ear alert for sounds
of whistling, roaring or other indica-
tions of distress, jrou should at the
same time be observing the gait—
whether lie stumbles or interferes or
forges, whether he moves out bold and
fearlessly or whether he cripples when
a bit of hard road is reached. Allow
no high checking, as this is often done
to facilitate an animal's breathing.
Neither allow any urging l>eyond what
is necessary to keep up the pace which
it is advisable to continue until he be-
gins to perspire, as some forms of vice
(such as kicking and switching of the
tail) are often not shown until the
animal is heated.
Having satisfied yourself upon these
.qualities let him be stripped oi his har-
ness and placed in his stall and here
observe his actions. Evidence of crib-
bing, weaving or rubbing and stall roll-
ing should be noted. Allowing an in
terval of three or four hours, have him
led out to the halter, as some forms of
lameness, such as inoipient spavin, are
better detected in this way.—J. E
WANDERING FARMERS. <
If we-would learn to do, it must' be*
by doing. The best way—the only way .-
—to learn farming and a farm is to go,
upon it and do" every detaH. of the
Work, until practice teaches how to"
perform it properly. . If during this-
time the senses are kept alert, ways of.
improvement will naturally be found
in many places. Learn the-theory and'
apply it in- practice, and in nine cáser
out of ten success will follow. In many;
cases, however, theory must yield to ,
practice in part at least, and /the very
best results have been reached when
they were harmoniously Mended. A
very commou mistake among our
younger men is that they learn one,
method at one place, then "go west" or*
east to an altogether different climate
and soil, there to begin to apply the
same methods. It will take time to
adopt and learn to appl^* new princi*
pies. Theory is necessarialy more uni-
versally applicable, but a person must
get the"practice where he expects to
use it, and the sooner he gets it the
better. Many keep ap a wandering
life, selling out here and buying there,
because they can make a few dollars.
When they finally decide to sett'e down
they have little knowledge of the con-
ditions of the farm, and must conse*1
quently begin at the bottom again. To
profit by others experience, one should
apply what knowledge he has. if at all
possible, where it is applicable, and
keep on getting more theory as-he pro-
gresses. Many failures are due to all'
theory, all practice, either or both
wrongly applied. Every section of
country has its drawbacks as well as
its advantages. It is true there are
places in which persons would be bet-
ter satisfied, but unless there are .seii«,
ous Ejections to the preseot locality,
a changs may be detrimental to pro*
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