The Daily Visitor. (Palestine, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 82, Ed. 1 Tuesday, January 31, 1899 Page: 3 of 4
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"Cbc Bailee Vieitoc.
Bwnai Qimom, Publishers.
PALESTINE, ; : : s : TEX A ?
■any Think It Chaoired Conn* of PoM-
"«• ta ThU Country.
It is Mid that a single glass of wins
probably wrecked the Democratic par-
ty la 1860. The story is worth tell-
ing, says the Atlanta Constitution.
After the breaking up of the national
Democratic convention at Charleston
the party in Georgia held a state con-
vention. Great excitement prevailed.
The leaders of the party could not
•agree. It was a critical period.
The majority report Indorsed the se-
ceders or bolters at Charleston, while
the minority report opposed their ac-
tion. The leading champion oT the
minority was Herschel V. Johnson and
his followers were confident that his
'eloquence .and logic would carry the
It is quite likely that such would
have been the case but for an unfor-
tunate mishap. Ex-Gov. Johnson be-
gan his speech before the noon ad-
journment >on the second day and con-
cluded after dinner.
Old men wfco remember that Bpeech
say that it was a powerful argument
and the impression gained ground
that after the noon recess the speaker
would demolish his opponents with a
few sledge-hammer blows.
But the overconfident friends of the
minority report were doomed to dis-
appointment. Johnson felt the strain
of the morning session so much that
he was unable to eat anything, and he
took a glass of wine upon an empty
stomach -to strengthen himself. This
was a fatal mistake. That one glass of
wine perhaps changed. the destiny of
the nation!' ' '
The great orator resumed his speech,
but the wine had nauseated him. He
was hazy, verbose and unintelligible at
times. His style and argument lacked
vigor, consistency and posltiveness.
His friends looked at one another in
despair. The men on the other side
were exultant. It was evident that the
speaker had damaged his own case.
Then Howell Cobb and Henry R.
Jackson followed each other for the
majority report. They spoke with an
air of expectant triumph and captured
The majority report was adopted. It
1e unnecessary to follow the history of
the next few weeks. The national De-
mocracy was completely disrupted and
put two tickets in the field. Lincoln
was elected and the country was
plunged into a civil war. Had John-
son succeeded in inducing the Georgia
convention to adopt his conservative
ideas, It «is safe to say that other
southern states would have fallen into
line with our commonwealth and the
national Democratic party would have
.remained united *
This is the story of what a little
glass of wine did. It ruined a great
party, caused a disastrous war, and,
besides the loss of life, cost the south
over $4,000,000,000. Perhaps this is
rather speculative, hut there we many
who believed it a generation ago.
Humiliating ft RIvhI.
ft is not a mooted question in Per-
sia whether women dress for the eyes
of men or those of women, as there on-
ly women see women, at parties. In
her book, "Through Persia on a Slde-
Saddle," Miss Sykes, writing of the
womep of Teheran, the capital of Per-
sia, confesses that even Mohammedan
Isolation does not prevent women from
being envious of other women if they
are dressed better than themselves.
She writes: "I was told that many of
the fine ladies would give large sums
in the European shops of Teheran for
nny brocade of silk which struck their
fancy, and would wear it at the next
party to which they invited their
friends, flaunting the new toilette os-
tentatiously before them to fire their
Jealousy. Usually, however, one of
the guesta would pay her hostess out
by buying some more of the same ma-
terial and having it made up.'-jg one of
her slave women. She then would in-
vite a large company to tea, and the
cups would be handed round by a ne-
gresB adorned in the rich silks with
which the former hostess is arrayed.
Later on the slave would dance before
the guests. The great lady, who has
been invited to be mortified, would be
both disappointed and numiliated. The
lady who had given the party would
be pleased at vexing her rival.
He kissed her boldly on Market
street, opposite the Phelan building.
"Sir!" she shrieked, "you are an
utter stranger to ma. What means this
"Miss," he replied, bowing low,
"though we never met before, you
must excuse me. I bet my friend that
I would kiss the prettiest girl I saw on
A soft, forgiving smile replaced her
"You are forgiven th?a time," she
said, sweetly, "but please don't let It
occur again."—Ban Francisco New*
TABLET TO THE MEMORY OF
JOSE MARTI UNVEILED.
No Disorder Manifested—The Tenor of
the Speeches Wu Toward Ultimate
Independence—Concord and finances
Counseled—Other Mews Notoe.
llnvunu, .January 30.—Four thousand
perilous, men in their best clothing
nud woiueu gayly dressed, stood amid
a pout-lug raiii lu i'aula square yester-
day listening to six Intensely patriotic
eulogies upou Jose Marti, the Cuban
patriot nud llrst president of the Cu-
ban revolutionary government. A
tablet to his memory was unveiled at
the house where be wus born, lu a
street uear by, and eighty-two so-
cieties, cousistlug of 12500 persons, with
banners, tlags and live bauds, march-
ed through the principal thoroughfares
to the square.
The procession, whose distinguishing
feature was 600 girls wearlug white
dresses and red liberty cups, started
at 1 o'clock, reaching the square two
hours later. The streets were gayly
decorated with Cubau nud Amerlcau
flags, and though tbe Interest ran lilgb
there was no disorder of any ./kind.
Marti's widow, mother and son led
the parade, with the tirst Cuban flag
used by the patriot, which was loudly
cheered. The eulogies contained few
references to tbe United States or the
military administration and the ouly
two vituperative references to the
Spaniards were quietly received. The
tendency of all the speakers was to-
ward the ultimate independence of Cu-
bn, which the orators realized as a
fact not yet accomplished. They de-
sired that all Cubans' should uulto to
reach that great end, to make their
desires known to the world and to
claim iudepeudeuee as a right when
the proper time arrived.
Senor (lonzales Llorente suggested
that the Cubans should take steps to
preserve the Iioubc Itself in Martl's
memory und should give financial as-
sistance to those he had left behind,
lie called upon the Cubans to go to
Juau Gomez, a mulatto with a con-
siderable reputation as au orator, made
the btmt speech of the day. He coun
soiled firmness, concord and determi-
nation ns means to gain the coveted in
"The power which has intervened
between the old regime and the one
we are Btrlvlng for," he said, "Is un
familiar with the ways and habits of
our race, and naturally will sometimes
blunder In its efforts to fulfill its obit
gatious to Cuba. The Cubans must
realize this and keep it in mind. They
must calmly Indicate a mistake when
It is made and have faith thut the er
ror will be correted."
All the references to Cuba libre were
applauded and Marti was held up as
au example for ull Cubans. A tele
gram of salutntion wus sent to GeU'
enil Gomez. Only two Spanish* flags
were in view throughout the day, one
over a building used by the Spanish
steamship Hue and the other over the
The plan of General Gomez to unite
the Spaniards lu Cuba with the Cu-
bans proper In a party whose plat-
form should be the iudepeudeuee of
the island does not altogether thrive
lu this Spnulsh mind.
Home Spaniards say: "Yes, give us
the Gomez programme of amity." Oth-
ers are silent. As for the annexation-
ists, they are very outspoken in Ha-
vana, but more reserved lu the Interior
of Island, where they are outnumbered
and far from the protection of the
The marquis of Plnar del Rio has
caused some uppruhenslon among the
Spaniards by the assertion that during
his recent visit to the United States
he became convinced that the Ameri-
can government did'not intend to hold
Cuba permuueutly. Spanish bankers
and merchants decline to lend money
or to give liberal credits because they
fear that the American occupation will
be brief and that the reconstruction
of the Insular system of government
will be retarded In consequence.
I I'uhjlc Land of Trnit
Austin, Texas, January 30.— Senatoi
Potter, chairman of the committee on
publ'c lands In the senate, being asked
Saturday about what he thought of
the supposed deficiency lu the uuiount
of the school lauds anil the result
thereof, uuswered substantially us fol-
1 see uo reason why the people own-
lug lauds In the State of Texus, and
especially the settlers upou any part
of the public domain, who have com-
piled with the law to obtain a title
thereto, should be seriously disturbed
over the claim that the State of Texas
has appropriated and disposed of about
nine million acres of the public domain
thut really belonged to the permanent
school fund. Our investigation so
fur. while In no wise complete, has
satisfied us thut there can be no such
thing as the amount above suggested
due the school fund.
Colonel Buker, in his last report,
shows that at the time of the adoption
of the constitution of 1870 tbe public
domain amounted in round numbers to
75,000,000 ucres, one-half of which be-
longed, by virtue of the provisions of
the provisions of the constitution, to
tbe school fund, the other half to the
state, and that the state appropriated
about 0,000,000 acres more tbau her
part. We have been unable so far to
find a report of tbe land commission-
er for the year 1870, but for the year
ending August 31, 1877, we And the
Liabilities of the state in tbe public
domain Increased since lust report
0,010,703; liabilities heretofore report-
ed, 117,002,210 acres, which makes a
total of liabilities to the public do-
main of 127.724.333 acres. The . esti-
mated area of the state is 175,594,500
acres. Take from this area tbe total
liabilities above given and there is left
47,870,327 acres. It Is har<J to con-
ceive how, if this is true, there could
have been 75,000,000 acres of the pub-
lic domain at the time of the adoption
of the constitution lu 1870, only a lit-
tle over a year prior to the making
of the above report, which was made
by Mr. Gross, as land commissioner.
When tbe area of the land within
the stale Is estimated It Includes all
lakes, bays, rivers and small Islands
which, according to the estimate made
by Mr. Walsh in his report of De-
cember, 1880, aggregate nearly 3,000,-
(100 acres. It also reasonably appears
that In making an estimate of the
amount of land that the state had ap-
propriated or permitted to be appro-
priated out of the public domain, in-
stead of taking the lands nctually pat-
ented by the state and those to which
equitable titles had been established,
the late laud commissioner seems to
have charged to the state all of the
certificates Issued regardless of wheth-
er they were valid or not, or whether
they were ever located or not, or
whether the locations thereof had been
approved by the general land office or
title to the laud vested. It is believ-
ed that there are several millions of
ucres lu certificates issued that have
uevei'v been legally located or land
granted thereunder. While we are not
at present in u position to any positive-
ly, and cun not do so until the geueral
land office makes the tubulated state-
ment required by the Joint resolution
and by the resolution of the senate al-
ready passed, exactly what the deficit,
if any, Is In the public school fund, yet
It Is reasonably certain that If there
is nny deficit at all that It is many
million acres less than that suggested
in the report of the late laud commis-
sioner, and doubtless there Is yet
enough on hand of the public domain
to fully compensate the comiuou school
fund without disturbing the titles of
uny of our people or the location and
settlement of any of our citizens. It
is to be hoped, therefore, that the pres-
ent excitement and ugltatiou over the
matter will uot cause people supposed
to lie affected by the supposed state
of facts to go to any expense or trou-
ble themselves about the titles to their
land until a correct state of facts can
be ascertained. Of course the state
will take whatever steps are necessary
to protect these people and see that
they do not lose their homes and that
the titles granted by the state are sus-
tained and upheld.
Good Hani b<r Hnrglara-
Dallas, Texas, January 30.—The po-
lice department of this city were last
night notified that burglars had raid-
ed the town of I'lauo and robbed
stores of 12000 worth of goods and
tnoney. The heaviest Iceer was J. H.
Gulkdge, who was plundered of jew-
elry, money and miscellaneous goods,
approximating fluloo In value.
It's curious that when a woman
plays with fire and gets burnt she
goes back and does It again to see If It
still burns lu the same old way.
Roato |p the Klondike.
Seattle, Wash., January 30.—Private
advices received here state that tbe
government will send three detach-
ments of soldiers into the Copper river
district of Alaska to lay out the mall
route to tbe Yukon river and estab-.
lish posts. The purpose Is to establish
an ull-American route to tbe Yukon.
Reward of SMO.OOO Offered.
A wealthy lady lost a satchel contain-
ing Jewels wortth 9150,000. and offered
u reward of $40,000. Tbe loss of
health is far more serious, and yet It
can easily be recovered. A little money
Invested In Hostetter's Stomach Bit-
ters will restore strength, purify the
blood, regulate the bowels and help
the stomach to properly digest food.
When some men make mistakes tbey
repeat them by way of apology.
After the Oripj
Thousands of people say Hood's Sarsaparf
rills quickly restores tbe appetite, regulate*
the heart, vitalises the blood, cures thos*
sharp pains, dlsslness, beery head, that
tired fssllnc. Hood's Sarsaparllla has mar*
velons power to expel all poisonous disease
germs from the blood, and overcome tbe
extreme weakness which Is one of tb« pecn*
liar effects of the grip. Get only
America's Greatest Medicine tor tbe grip.
Hood's Pills ears all Uver Ills. ascsnts.
The greatest opportunity of jour life la bow before you. flehelarahlpe la bualoeia or •hortkand cat)
from IhImU lor oevt us da* s. Biptrt aooonataata In fasalU' of wide offlod experience Be euro'
« write ui before deciding to go el e rsere. AS. QIIKBN CtTT BUSINBSS COI.LICUB. Pallet Tas.
Baltimore S Onto.
From time to time artlclea appear
in various papers about the so-called
"Hill control" of Baltimore A Ohio,
together with exhaustive details of
various struggles which are supposed
to be In progress between Mr. Hill
and other people In the Baltimore A
Ohio board. Tbe details of these strug-
gles are very Interesting, but are open
to the criticism that they have no ex-
istence in fact. The plain facts of the
matter are, first that Mr. Hill does not
control Baltimore A Ohio, nor has he
at any time expressed any desire or
taken any steps in that direction;
second, that there has at no time been
any differences of opinion between Mr.
Hill and the Baltimore A Ohio people
with regard to a selection of general
manager, the selection of Mr. Under-
wood being satisfactory to everybody;
and third, that the delay in regard to
Mr. Underwood's acceptance of the
general managership of Baltimore A
Ohio was due to matters connected
with the Soo Line more than anything
It Is pretty well understood here
that Mr. Hill was invited to Interest
himself In Baltimore A Ohio, on the
theory that he could be of great ser-
vice to the property as an adviser, and
to this end he, with some of his
friends, purchased a substantial Inter-
est in the preferred stock of the
company. This Interest is nowhere
near a controlling Interest, but is still
very large. It may be said without
fear of contradiction, that there Is en-
tire harmony In Baltimore A Ohio
circles from top to bottom.
The large manufacturer Is constant-
ly turning over a new leaf.
Try Bon Bon Baking Powder, pureet ami
best. No other first-class baking powder
seld at so low a price. All grocers.
Without women men would be their
Marill t.raa, New Orleaua, 1,«.
On February 7 to 18. Inclusive. th J
Houston and Texas Central rallroadl
will sell round trip tickets to New Or-
leans, La., at half fare. Tickets ltin«
Ited to February 28, 1889.
We offer One Hundred DoUars reward for any!
seae of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's
__ r. J. CHENEY * CO., Toledo, a
We. the undersigned, have knewn F. J. j
Cheney fer the teat it years snd belle*! hlar
perfectly honorable la all buslneaatranaaottoae
and flaaaelally able te oerry out any oblige*
tleoa made by their Srm
Weet * Truss. Wboleaale Druggists, Toledo,
O.i. Welding, Klnnan * Marvin, Wboleaale
Druggists. Ixledo, Ohio.
. Hail's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, sew
Ing directly upon the fclouu unit mui;o..„«ur' -«i
ef the Myeiem. Teetlmonials sent free. Pnee
doner bottle. Sold by all drugglata
Ball's Family Pills are the beet
This Is the glad season of the year
When tbe plumber gets square with the
TO CURB A COLD IN ONE HAT
Take LsiMIra Bromo Quinine Tab leu. All
druggists refund the money If It fall* to cure.
We. The geuutne has L. B. Q. on each tablet.
The man who has enough money to
enable him to live In Idleness won't
and the poor man who would can't.
Samoets's Pnre race Powdos
SeaatlSee Ladles' Complexion. It eeata Bei at all
Feminine complexions often re-
ferable small boys; they won't wash.
Plso's Cora for Consumption Is onr only
medicine fer conghe and colds.—Mr*. u.
Bslts, 4898th Ave., Denver, Col., Nov. ,'# .
Every mother has the best boy-
the worst boy Invariably belongs nexl
Health fbr Ten Gents.
Casoarets make bowels aad kidneys act
naturally, destroy microbes, oure headache,
billiousnees and constipation. All druggists.
Tbe longer you know a happily mar*
ried man the leas you can envy him.
Ask yonr grocer for a can of Bon Boa
Baking Powder aad you will never use any
other. Highest la quality, lowest in price.
Tbe pollah on a man's coat doesn'l
help him to get Into society.
Mrs. Wtnslow*s Soothing Syrup
For fhlldree iMlklBf^tfUna tbe fu vim, reduce* InfleH-
Metlen, elUy ■pal*.eerecwindoelic. tft cents* bottle.
Save your pennies and your wives
will take care to spend the pounds.
Awardsd Highest Hsairi-
Medal aad Dipieau. Weald's
CstaiMaa ■sposWea, slsc spertsl
OaMMsSsI sa< niplims, CalKsmls
HOW CREAM TARTAR IS MADE.
Cream of Tsrtsr—which enters to largely into the manufscture ef Dr
Price's Cream Baking Powder—is obtained from the tart Vines ef France,
Germany, Austria, etc. The Crude Tartar, csltcd Argolis, is deposited on the
sides of the wine casks during the fermentation of the wine. After the wins
is drawn off, this crystsl deposit is removed, dried and exported to America
where the elaborate process of refining takes place, producing the snowwhite
crystals of Cresm of Tsrtsr,
In singling: out Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder from all
H> competitors and bestowing upon it a special Gold Medal, the
California Midwinter Fair concurred in the verdict given by the
World's Fair jury, which awarded both medal and diploma to
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder, declaring it superior to every
The victories won by it at all the great fairs, and its
wonderful growth in popular favor, due to its purity, uniformity,
wholesomeness, keeping qualities and excellence, have confirmed
and emphasised it as
"The Foremost Baking Powder in all the World."
No™.—The Cream of Tsrtsr Refinery, controlled by the Price Baking PowcUr
Company, it the most complete and extensive in the World.
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