The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 31, 1901 Page: 1 of 8
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M'KINNEY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 31,1901
la portrayed as a woman,
yet iier sex might complain
that they get scant benefit
of her powers. There ia
little justice, it would seem,
ia the suffering that many
women undergo month after
Justice acts upon the
legal maxim that ignor-
ance of the law cannot be
pleaded in mitigation of
punishment. It is ignorance
which causes so much
womanly suffering. Ignor-
ance of the requirement - -f
womanly health; ignorance
on the part of those who
attempt to cure and fail,
and ignorance of the fact
that Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Prescription cures womanly
diseases. It establishes
regularity, dries weakening
drains, heals inflammation
and ulceration and cures
••When I first wrote to Doctor
Pierce concerning; my hea'th,"
my Mrs Mollie E. Carpenter of
Lirnria, Cumberland Co.. Tenn., " I was so
X could only write a few words until I would
have to rest; was so weak I could hardly
walk. Word* cannot express my sufferings:
dimness of sight, palpitation, shortness of
breath, black spots or e'fce shining lights beforr
ray eyes, terrible heatiache, numbness in_ my
-arms and hands and tongue, also. my ^jaws
WOMEN WAGE WAR
ROUGH ON ROUGH.
Ob Jafets in the Sinf tower State
With Unabated Zeal.
rROTCCTEB BY MALE RELATIONS,
sf Then Succeed la laflictisg
Tatai Lass af Probably a Canute
•f Thassaad Dollars.
Anthony Kan., Jan. 31.—Mrs. Car-
rie Nation was outdone here Wednes-
day when a band of W. T. C. U. wom-
en headed by rMs. Sheriff of Dan-
He to Given a Saver* H«n«rhlp|tag by
a Wrathy Woaiaa.
St. Joseph, Mich., Jan.31.~~The pub-
lic horse-whipping of an alleged gam-
Ming house keeper by an angry wife
furnished no end of excitement at
Buchanan Wednesday and placed that
village well up fn rank with Kansas
towns that have felt the rigorous anti-
saloon efforts of Mrs. Carrie Nation.
The victim of whipping was "Skeet"
Rough, keeper of what purports to be
a candy and cigar store, but whfch
wives who have felt a shortcoming of
their husbands' part, say is a gam-
Among those who, it is alleged, pat-
ronized Rough's place, were a number
of laboring inen and the distress
ville, Kan., completely wrecked the j caused to their families by thefr
fixtures in four "joints," smashing losses led to an appeal by many resi-
plate glass windows and mirrors right
and left and turned gallon after gallon
of liquor into the guttera. The wom-
(ients to the authorities to close the
place. The request was not readily
complied with and Mrs. J. Voorheis,
would get numb; constipation, falling of the
uterus, disagreeable drains, soreness through
my bofrels : in fact I was diseased from head to
foot Now,- I can do my own washing and cook-
ing I can take a ten quart pail in one hand
ant', a six quart pail in the other (full of water),
and carry both one-fourth of a mile and never
atoo to rest. I am as heavy as I was at 19 years
<05 pounds), i used thirty bottles of' Favorite Tuesday and worked all night procur
Prescription " and ' Golden Medical Discovery' 1
en who were of the best families in ' who says her husband lost over $300
Anthony, were accompanied by their in the resort and was nightly spend-
husbands. sons or brothers, who as-j ing his wages, armed with a horse
sured protection. No arrests were whip called on Deputy McFalien
made. Mrs. Sheriff, who led the band, and demanded that he close the cigar
is under bond to appear at Danville store. The officer agreed to do so and
to answer a charge of saloon wreck- ! accompanied the woman to the place,
ing placed against her six weeks ago. ; Thirty women joined them.
Mrs. Sheriff came to Anthony late
and twenty-five vials of " Pleasant Pellets.' "
Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Medical
Adviser, paper covers, is sent free on
receipt of 21 one-cent stamps to pay
expense of mailing only. Address Dr.
R. V. Pierce. Buffalo, N. Y.
ing hatchets and other Implements of
destruction and it was 2 o'clock Wed-
"I'm here to close this den " de-
clared the deputy to Rough, who met
hfm at the door.
"Guess I've got a right to sell
Otlmer will ^hve another bank.
Mlneola expects to have a 60-ton cot-
ton seed oil mill.
Mrs. S. C. Porter was found dead in
bed at Dallas.
liberty Hill connot supply the de-
mand for houses.
John Dunlap. colored, was shot In
the neck at Dallas.
The Missouri Society of Texas has
been organized at Dallas.
Bishop Key has gone to Mexico to
preside over conferences.
The state grand ledge of Odd Fel-
lows meets at Dallas Feb. 4.
The state council of the Improved
Red Men meets at Dallas May 10. • j
W. H. Meeks, who was stabbed on
the 84 ranch in New Mexico, died at
Miss Dafcy Willio Barber, a promi-
nent Luling school teacher, died in
While plowing in his field east of
Gainesville, Jesse Smith. 80 yeara old,
The boarding house of Mrs. Isabel- j
la Coombs at Houston burned. The
house was worth about $3500.
P. W. Follen has entered suit at
Sherman against the Katy railway for
$30,000 alleged personal damages.
While playing with an "unloaded"
gttn a 6-year-old boy shot and killed
Willie Rogers, five miles from Caddo
Bedford Forrest camp of United Vet- ;
erans at Arlington will erect a shaft
in memory of the soldiers of the Lost
Mr. W. H. Robeson of Washington
has gone to San Angelo, where he goes
to take testimony in Indian depreda- j
tion claim cases.
The Missouri, Kansas and Texas
Railway company paid the controller '
$3,087.01 of tax on $308,700.68 of pas- !
senger earnings for the quarter ending
The Sherman. Shreveoort and South-
ern flyer will not run from Greenville
to McKinney any more. It will con-
tinue to run from Greenville to Shreve-
Florentinn Gonzales, a machinist,
belonging in Eagle Pass, was stabbed
to death in a dance hall across the
Rio Grande river by a man who es-
caped to this side.
Judge V. W. Grubbs of Greenville
has been put on the programme for a
paper on "Industrial Education." at
the meeting of the National Editorial
association which is to held in Buf-
falo. N. Y., June 10.
There have been a great many coun-
terfeit nickels worked off on the slot
machines in Hillsboro. The coin is a
very poor piece of work, having a head
on both sides, one bearing the date of
1898 and the other that of 1899.
Mr. H. H. Robertson of Whitesboro
has donated to the flood sufferers at
(ralveston seventy-three pairs of shoes,
the wholesale price of which was
175.32. The goods were shipped to Mr.
W. A. McVitie, chairman of the relief
committee, and forwarded free.
The contest of the will of John P.
Roberts, who left *the major portion
of his estate to a negress, is being
the county court at Marshall.
a bachelor who left
women encouraged Mrs Voorheis with
shouts. Rough was dared to defend
himself, but he w?s wise enough to
let well enough alone. Had he made a
move against his tormentor, it is hard
to tell what the crowd of women
would have done to him.
Finally he was released and took
refuge behind his candy and cigar
counter. Later he closed the doors of
the place and now threats arc heard
that if ft is reopened it will be de-
nesday morning before she had per- candy and cigars the same as anybody
fected plans for the raid. She enlist- else," replied the alleged gambler,
ed the following women: Mesdames "Not if I know it, you detestable
1 J. Davis, Willian. Scott, F. H. Bru- wrecker of homes," shouted Mis. Voor-
baker, Louis Macey; Messrs. T. G. heis. "Take that, and that, and here's
; Hooper, Charles Robinson, John Hick- another one, too." and with each suc-
ens, John Kendall, J. H. Shelton and ceeding exclamation she brought down
the Misses McKay, Page. Massey, Rob-
j inson and Hixon, all of Anthony. They
began their attack shortly after day-
break, taking the saloon-keepers and
the town officials >>y surprise.
Among the brigade were two or three
school girls under age. who did some
of tht most effective smashing. A
greater part of the havoc was finish-
ed before the police or mayor were
aware of what *ras going on. The
actual damage to personal property
; aside from the liquor destroyed is
placed by . the saloonkeepers at $^'u0J.
This, howevet, is believed to be too
The first place attacked was situa-
ted in the rear of a durgstore, which
was forcibly entered from the rear. It
contained some costly fixtures ard
among other things a valuable cash
register. Within a few minutes the
women had smashed everytMig in
sight. The cash register was demol-
ished, but in their hurry they over-
looked the bulk of the liquor stored
About a half block down the s*reet
the second scene in "joint smashing"
was enacted. They found this saloon
locked, but oxes were applied and
the whole glass front was demolished.
Here there was smashing. The great
platt glass mirror and everything in
sight was reduced to a maximum of
Mrs. Nation's idea. The saloonkeep-
er was hit over the head with a bottle
| and his scalp laid open. He was s'ruck
by the husband of one of the women.
In <(Uick succession two other places
Gertsla Measires ef Relief for
WHO SUFFERED IK SOUTH TEXAS
By <fee Ravages of the Terrible Storm
Sept. 8 and Recommends Tax Exeat])*
tics* Where Necessary.
Is the Color tha Klag Haa
Austin, Tex., Jan. 30.—Gov. Sayers
sent a message relative to the resent
south Texas storm to the legislature,
In part as follows:
To the Senate and House of Repre-
sentatives: On the 8th day of Sep-
tember last a storm broke upon the
portion of the Texas coast embracing
the counties of Galveston and Brazo-
ria and extending into the interior,
Cowes, Jan. 80.—King Edward left
Cowes for London Tuesday morning.
The Duke of York is suffering from
the strain of recent events and has
been confined to his room since Thurs-
The only American wreath which
has arrived at Osborne house so far
is one from Mrs. Sidney Everet of
Boston, who is staying on the Isle of
Wight. It is inscribed:
"In token of life-long veneration rnd
The outer coffin arrived Monday
night. The non-commissioned officers
detailed to carry the coffin rehearsed
with * dummy coffin filled with sand
and weighing over half a ton.
The main wing of Osborne house i&
expected to become the residence of
Princess Beatrice in her capacity as
governor of the Isle of Wight. The
other part of the house will be re-
that for destruetiveness was without 8erve^ *or ***e king.
precedent on the North American con- Prince Henry of Prussia sailed from
tinent. Kield on board the German battleship
It is believed that fully 8000 lives Baden, accompanied by the coast de-
were lost, and that property aggregat- ^ense ship Hagen.
Ing many millions of dollars in value Prince George of Saxony is prevent-
was destroyed. ed by influenza from coming to the
Its severity fell most heavily upon funeral. Prince John George will take
the counties of Galvrston. Brazoria, his place.
Fort end Band Waller, and upon por-
tions of Harris. Matagorda, Wharton,
Washington, Austin, Grimes and Mont-
Galveston county was by far the
greatest sufferer and stood the most
urgently in a*od of Immediate assist-
As soon as communication couid be
Duke Albrecht will represent
king of Wurtemburg.
The Orleans family will be repre-
sented by the Duke of Chartres, young-
er brother of the late Count of Paris;
the Duke of Alencon and the Count of
Europe, sons of the late Duke of Ne-
mor*. between whom and the late
queen in 1838 Louis Philippe tried
her whip with increasing force until reestablished with the city, relief was hard to arrange a marriage.
it was broken over Rough's hack. The extended to its stricken people with
Paterson, N. J.? Jan. 31.-*—Wilson C.
McAllister. Win. A. Death and Andrew
J Campboll. who were found guf.ty of
murder in the second degree for the
killing of Jennie Bosschieter on Oct.
lb. 1900, by the administration of
chloral and subsequent criminal as-
sault, together with George J. Kerr,
who pleaded non-vuit contendre to
a charge of criminal assault, were
brought into the court of oyer and
terminer Tuesday for sentence by
Judge Dixon. McAllister, Campbell
and Death were each sentenced to
thirty years' imprisonment at hard
labor and Kerr to fifteen years at
hard labor. The sentences of all the
men are the full terms of .mprison-
ment which the law provide?.
al Maritime congress was organized
s short distance down the street were with w E Kay Qf Brunswick, chair-
subjected to similar treatment, the
fixtures smashed and all the liquor ; vjce chairman. Chairman Kay declared
turneft into the gutter.
A erican Steel and Wire directors
voted to advance prices on standard
good $2 per ton.
all possible rapidity.
After speaking of the relief afforded;
and disposition of same he says:
It must not be supposed, however,
that the foregoing statement embraces
all the contributions that reached the
flood-stricken district. Not: only from
many counties in the stat< , but also
from other localities, supplies were
forwarded direct, of whicn no account
has been rendered to the executive
office. An official report, however,
treasury shall have been fully piid.
to return such money to the county,
city or town to which ft belongs.
As yet no suggestion or application
has reached the executive office from
any portion of th** ?form-stricken dis-
trict. c^cept ti e c!Uy of Galveston, for
further relief by the state than the re-
mission of taxes for the present and
the next fiscal years After a m st
careful and thorough Inquiry Into the
conditions that prevail in that portion
of the state lam led to believe that
of the state I am led to believe that
tax, also including that for the sup-
port of the public free schools, should
be granted to those only who suffer-
ed from the storm of September last
and are unable to pay such tax. In
order to guard as well as may be
against fraud and imposition the com-
missioners' court of each county should
be authorized and required to p;r.s
upon every application and to enur
Tli«(oiiKr«nOpenrtl. | , ,
. „ . ' 1 upon its minutes, as other busin sr,.
Brunswick Ga.. Jan. 31.—The Nation- , . . ,, .
the name of each applicant, the amount
of tax involved and its action th >re-
on: and if such action be favorable it
should he certified to the colle< tor of
taxes and to the controller, so tl at
the proper credit may be allowed upon
the rolls. It might be well to alljw
the same authority to the court as
respects the ad valorem county tixes.
The king's orders directing the
drapery of buildings be purple has
created no little consternation. Many
buildings here and in London and in
other places are already covered with
black. It will cause no end of ex-
change of purple.
The coffin will be borne from Os-
borne house by the Queen's Highland-
ers to a gun carriage. The household
of the late queen, the royal servants
and the tenantry will.be drawn up on
the carriage drive. The queen's pi-
pe's will lead the procession through
the king's gate to Trinity pier. There
will be an Imposing military display
along the route massed bands and
drummers playing funeral marches.
Behind the coffin will walk Admiral
Sir Michael Caline-Seymour, first and
principal aid-de-camp to the qu^en
Austin, Tex., Jan. 30.—Lieut
Browning called the senate to ordei
Mr. Wayiand presented s memorial
from grand jurors of Limestone coun-
ty praying for the passage of the
house bill prohibiting gambling.
A number of bills were introduced.
The finance committee reported bills
Favorably on house bill making the
appropriation year conform to the fis-
Favorably on house bill extending
for ninety daya the time within which
taxes shall be paid by counties in the
The committee on education report-
ed favorably Mr. Patterson's bill per-
mitting corporations to sell property
to school trustees for school purposes.
Mr. McGee secured the engross-
ment and final passage of Ills bill au-
thorizing the state treasurer when
money is remaining in the state treas-
ury to the credit of any county, city
or town after the obligation for which
such money was placed in the state
Mr Potter secured the consideration
of his bill exempting from the pains
and penalties of the text book law tbe
aldermen and trustees of city schools
of cittes heretofore claimed to be ex-
empt. from tbe provisions of the text
book law, but which the last census
showed to be amenable to the law,
£uch exemption to be only during the
present scholastic year.
A bill fixing a uniform day for pri-
maries was engrossed.
Mr. Potter secured the adoption of
•an amendment adding county superin-
tendents and teachers to the exemp-
tions. The bill was then engrossed and
passed finally under a suspension of
Mr. Goss called up his bill provid-
ing for the payment of teachers who
taught, in Greer county in 1895 and
1896. The bill was ordered engrossed
and finally passed under a suspension
of the rules.
Mr. Dibrell called up and secured
final passage of house bill extending
ninety days the time within which
taxes shall be paid in the counties of
Brazos, Galveston, Grimes, Matagorda,
Fort Bend, Walter, Austin, Wharton,
Jackson, Chambers, Brazoria, Burle-
son, Robertson, Montgomery and
In the house the debate on the
amendment to the hulea offered by
the comn.iit*?. ou n^les, bigan Mon-
since 1899; the king. Emperor Wil- was resumed.
man, and A. K. Miller of New Orleans
the meeting was called for business.
Mr. S. C Atkinson read a paper on
"The South's Advantages ror Ship-
i Resolutions were adopted favoring
Nicaraguan canal and a cable to Ha-
bore a w*ii nd Philippines, under American
A Corslcana company
well near Beaumont.
. . No DatalU.
Di.fr ncb!««d. j ^>°don. Jan. 31.-Lord Kitchener re-
Indianapolis. Ind . Jan 31 —A spe- ! port8 as folIow8:
cial to the Sentinel from Crawfords- j ,D€Wet has been engaged by Kuox
forty miles north of Thabanchu. No
details. DeWet intends again attempt-
| ing an invasion of Cape Colony.
"Smith-Dorrien has returned from
Carolina, having dispersed the Boers.
"A force of Boers entered Burisburg
and damaged two mines.
"Commandant Marias is among the
ville, Ind., says:
In the Montgomery circuit
Willis Sering, Scott Ransdell. A. H.
Peterson and Jas. Shelton pleaded!
guilty to selling their votes at the
November election and were disfran-
chised for twelve years. Including
Rufus Well: and his son, who stood
trial and were found guflty and dis-
franchised for nineteen and twenty Entered cap* Colony.
years respectively, and John Osborne 1 London. Jan. 31.—"It is reported un-
and Wih. Robers. who were convicted ! officially," says a Cape Town corre-
and disfranchised by the jury for fif- j spondent, "that Gen. DeWet has en-
teen and sixteen years respectively,1 tered Cape Colony with a fairly strong
twenty-one men have so far been force. The impatience felt in England
found guilty of vote selling and dis-! at the slow progress of the operations
franchised for a period of from twelve ia not warranted, as preparations are
to twenty years.
L. D. Cabell, son of (Sen. W. L. Csb-
ell, is a first lieutenant in the Fifth
Washington, aJn. 31.—Being obliged
being made for a general movement."
King Edward has sent the following
"One of the queen's last inquiries
was after the gallant army under your
Imitated Mrs. Nation.
Boston, Mass., Jan. 31.—Mrs. Mary
by the attitude of the otner powers in-
terested to continue at Peikn the nego-
tiations looking to a settlemen of the
Chinese difficulties, there has now been
cabl* to Mr. Conger rery pre- plate but alBO educed the bar ™e
end detailed Inatrnetlone tor hie molMnlIm, ottered ee
The minister haa reached |glM, mtmn ,nd dr0„ u<
i#hla Important topic, which aa one otj^ ^
Green, wrecked a Cambridge street
barroom and was sentenced to serve a
term at Deer island. Mrs. Oreen not
only laid the bartender low with a
liara, the Duke of Connaught, Crown ,
Prince Frederick William of Germany,
the Duke of York. Prince Henry of 1
Prussia. Prince Christian of Schleswfg-
Holsteln and other princes. Then '
will come Queen Alexandria, the
Dutchess of York and other princess-
Blue jackets will bear the coffin from
the pier to the royal yacht, Alberta,
where Admiral Culme-Seymour. four
royal aid-de-camps and two ladies in
waiting will accompany the remains.
The king, queen, Emperor William
and other members of the royal family
will embark on board on the royal
racist Victoria and Alberta.
Manila, Jan. 30.—Gea. Mac Arthur
has issued orders that all duty through-
out the division excepting the neces-
scry guard and field duty, be suspend-
ed the day of Queen Victoria's funer-
The assessor should not be permitted al. A national salute will be fired and
single guns will be fired half hourly
tetween sunrise and sunset, when a
salute to the Union Jack of forty-five
guns will be fired.
to receive commissions upon the taxes
I have to recommend as to the re-
mission of the tax for the present fis-
cal year action similar to that recom-
mended for the counties on the main- i>ea<roneed byiri«i .
land with like safeguard and limita- New York, Jan. 30.—At the regular
tlons. ; monthly meeting of the United Irish-
As to future taxes it is believed that American societies, sixty-eight organ-
their remission to the city should not izations being present, resolutions were
include the tax for the maintenance passe(i rea(1ing ln Part M *°U°W8:
Mr. Neff of McLennan offered a res-
olution directing the sergenat-at-arms
to rail off the lobby of the chamber
and that the assistant dookeeper per-
mit no one to pass tbe railing to the
floor of the house, except as provided
for in the rules. Mr. Hendrick of
Rusk moved that the resolution be
The motion to table was lost. The
resolution was, after pretracted de-
A message from the governor re-
lating to the Galveston storm and
measures of relief to the stricken ter-
ritory required, was read.
Mr. Little of Bexar offered a resolu-
tion inviting the Merchants' club of
New York to visit Texas.
The resolution was adopted.
Mr Moore of Travis offered three
resolutions thanking the Republic of
Mexico, the American Red Cross so-
ciety and Miss Clara Barton and the
people of the world for relief extended
to sufferers from the Galveston storm.
The house resumed consideration of
house bill Uo. 7, fixing the fees of
of the public free schools and that the
grant, If made, should be accomplish-
ed by such legislation as will insure
their proper application to the pur-
Not only the entire state, but the
territory west of the Mississippi riv-
er is directly and deeply interested in
the maintenance of Galveston as a
deep water port and therefore the
city Is especially entitled to and
should receive the careful and favor-
able consideration of the legislature.
JOSEPH D. SAYERS, Governor.
A dispatch from Pretora says Gen.
8mith-Dorrien has occupied Carolina
after a stout resistance.
Two Con Tie tad.
Pekin, Jan. 30.—A court-martial
which haa caused considerable interest
haa been held during the last two
weeks. The men on trial are Privates
Dickson and Seamens of the fifteenth
Infantry. It w published In October
duty along the river held up several
"The population of Ireland, a land
flowing with milk and honey, and ca-
pable, according to the best authori-
ties of supporting more than 20,000,*
000 people in ease and comfort, has
been reduced from more than eight
and one-half to less than four and one-
half millions of people; the actual
number of Irish people who have died
of starvation in the midst of plenty
during Queen Victoria's reign is more
than a million and a quarter; more
than four millions of people,, accord-
ing to the same authority, have been
compelled to emigrate from Ireland to
foreign countries; the manufacturing
Industries of the country have been
steadily discouraged and as far as pos-
sible stamped out.
Henrietta, Ok., Jan. 30.—United
States Mashal Bennett haa the Indian
situation in complete control and It
has practically been decided that it
will not be necessary to send troops of
Hogs to Speak.
Austin, Tex., Jan. 30.—Gov. Hogg
announced that next Tuesday night
at the opera bouse he will make an
address on "Loyalty and Duty to the
Democratic Party," and incidentally
discuss the Hogg amendments. He
"Inasmuch as my amendments are
a platform demand I have no doubt
but that the legislature will submit
them, and 1 open my campagfn on
that night to advocate their adoption
by the people. This campaign will
continue next summer, and I will
make appointments to canvass the
state and I am open to joint debate
The United Mine Workers' conven-
tion refused an increase of t>hi^ to
Brig. Gens. Wade and. Ludlow
to berelteved of present duties
dared to Manila.
fSale of Fine Cattle.
Hereford, Tex., Jan. 30.—A
successful sale of Hereford rattle Aaa
taken place here. G. Mason ci Wheel-
er, I1L, and S. F. Wilson of Nsoga,
111., recently shipped to this
l aD V
•••-«* •••• "
cavalry now. The soldiers, however, 1nf Trnr.fnr/ia
"Th™ 2?!•" •« - thlrtj-tour hall, a*
Austin, Tea., Jan. 31.
of Mr. Johnson fn the
day. former United
Roger Q. Mills was invfte^^te
within the bar of the
Senator Potter got cox
his bill to validate the
lands located and patented in
Dallam and Hutchinson
July 14, 1879.
Mr. Potter offered an amendi
providing that no location or j
land in Carson county shall be vali-
dated by this act where the location
was made subsequent to the 10th day
at June. 1881. Adopted.
There was a discussion and lengthy
explanation of thb bill. It was de-
veloped that the bill was urawn to
validate the titles in the counties,made
necessary by a recent opinion of the
attorney general, which fs indirect
contravention to an opinion written
by Hon_ J. S. Hogg when he was at-
torney general. When the lands in the
counties were placed on the market
the enrolling clerk made two blun-
ders, spelling Hutchinson county
"Hutchins," and Carson county "De-
cordova," there being no such counties
In the state. The patents were ques-
tioned and Attorney General Hogg
aeld that they are valid. The present
sttorney general held directly to the
Senator Savage opposed the bill and
moved that further consideration be
postponed until Tuesday. Carried.
—ayes 15, noes 13.
The senate unanimously adopted
the house •ancurrent resolution
thanking the Republic of Mexico for
its appropriation of $30,000 for the re-
lief of storm sufferers.
The senate went into executive ses-
sion to consider the nominations of
asylum boards sent In Wednesday by
tbe governor. Only a few minutes
were required to confirm all.
Mr. Harrir, of Hunt got considera-
tion of his bill prohibiting the use of
money or other things of value in s
primary election, and requiring candi-
dates to file with the county clerk an
itemized statement of their expenses.
Senator Harris offered a substitute
for the first two sections of his bill,
the same being taken from a bill on
the table by Sena Lor Potter. The sub-
stitute, which was adopted, provides
punishment for the party expending
the money and the party receiving it;
includes an effort to control votes, In-
fluence or tbe formation of clubs and
the casting of th<dr vote in considera-
tion of money or other valuable thing.
Senator Harris obtained tbe adop-
tion of several amendments, making
his bill apply to general elections.
Senator Swann caused much laugh-
ter by the presentation of the follow-
"Provided, that if such candidate
furnish any cigars or drinks to his
friends and supporters, that he be
permitted to designate them as 'sun-
dries,' and if the items of expense in-
clude any donations to churches the
denomination of such churches shall
He withdrew it amid much amuse-
An amendment by Mr. Hanger was
adopted making It a felony to violate
any part of rae bill. The bill was or-
In the house a resolution favoring
Industrial progress and education was
*The house resumed consideration of
the bill fixing the fees of district
clerks. It was ordered engrossed.
Austin, Tex., Jan. 31.—Tbe leading
event Wednesday of the day was the
address delivered by Judge E. B. Per-
inks. general attorney for the St. Louis
Southwestern Railway company, he-
fore the committee on constitutional
amendments in opposition to the
"Hon amendments." In addition to
the members of the committee and
other legislators, a number of promi-
nent men wer in attendance and it was
necessary for the committee to
into senate chamber to
Judge Perkins was set at the
with a statment that the
should he submitted because of a
oerale platform demand, and he
addresaed himself to that
question. Standing there, a:
reminded one of Sol Smith
he recited the history of
Democratic conventions and 1
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