Weekly Democratic Statesman. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 23, 1879 Page: 1 of 4
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It'-ti.'-r Mi4 arCi.lc.l IHA.MO:i ou ncrcunt of
llv-lr tnrorje-rt and Or. Tlfcr.
Its-row b.cn iri t j vin ht rt"i!r.r!ccrpp thfi
ll.imnn.l pl.i linve bro-i fi:ini to H.linit fif n
V-rc -nt. !. h'.ittM my lU'.n any otln-r ptil.lc.
Tufy aro trnurrt i:b frnat pcioni ific a.m.
rafy ar free from t hromniic alwrrHlnmii and
l.r.i.i ir.- a br;i:litiip ami fii-tim !iiiti of v.Klun
utit bff'iri. alliilncrl !n i'rt ifr
MAM'KACl ri;KI HV TliK vPHXCER OP-
TIC L M ANLr ACTL'lilN'G COMPANY NEW
Ytitili. Fit faic by rL'ni!bl: aeertn in every
c ty iu (h- l ia.in. A. HA US. J.-wl-i.t anj cii.
rlai hole nf.-M for Anwiin Texan fnm whom
tliy ria ciijr ba .Iiinin.d. Jo uU(11l' cm.
l i not I'ny a pmr unices yon rro fhn trado
A:UDDRE83T0 the sick.
Do yoa win r pur'fy the
Jin jo : .ir.t to if: rta.f Hilou'iiM"
I'D ymt wit Kinini h:i c; to atrtDgili'U o:i
J;o yoa a .t c ti'-o'J t.; p'-it f
Jio you wnut lo if.-l ri i .if nervouHue'i t
Ii.i y. n W'i:t?.ioi ilv!in ?
J ymi wnt to : ! weiif
I'oy jQ ini to b'lll.l u i voi.r ron"tltuIon f
Lo yi-i want a brlsi aud lvswui i'.i:ni;T
U y ;u ti'i
v:. 11. S X'i ii i aj. o o.
Btylo vmprieTnrs Pirarnon.' Liver Regulator
I warrnntod not to
roniflin afincle iiar-
tu le of .Mercury or
any lnjutiutia minj
era! Miij"Hnre but
la ITKELY VK(i
Y .0. fa 7 Hm)H and He
Ln b au AU NVliie
l'lGTldenco haa placed In countries where Uver
cHeae ninf .revnll. It will cuie ail diea-
caiiHed by deraneiin nt cf the lirer uud liow-
clu Hi i;ulato tha Liver and prevcut
CHILLS AUD FEVER.
SIM.UOAS' LIVLli HKf.l LI TOIt
1 emlricnHi' a FnmSly M.'d.'clre. frd by b.-if"
k. pt rta iy f.ir titii:).'.tlHre r.-ort wih n .vc ntr'.i.y
vi hour of f i. IT -r'lif; suit tua iy a tio.Ur ia time
and coc; tre' :.uIk.
Aff tr PTrr TiT't vrnri" trWl is MH rerplv.
ln the moat ui:fM:i!.tl.-l ti i :n. nials to Ha vir-
tue from ii r ou" of li.e l'l.e-t cmrartrr and
repniifihiilry. iimlr.ea' pujiciiua coiuiueiid
it sut tut' moat
ron rnNTiPATiv nrADniK pain
IN THE SUOL'LIjEUS. I)l:lNKS hilt'K
h.'OvtACII H A L TasTE IN TIIK MOUTH
H!l. lot's tTl'M'K-i PAl.riTvriON iK
Til1? IIFftr. PrtIN IN Til LKGloV OF
THU hU.Nf.Vt lKSI'OMRVtY tJLOOM
AND rttK!Sil NO OF EVIL. ALL OF
WHICH Alifi TUS oFlrUlU Of' A L-IS
For children coniplainin of col-
ic hi'sitacoc or i(k aioma-n a tea-nj-'iiful
or iroru will i:vo rdief.
CUiidron an well as adul.a kioiv
lima eat too much mip.ier or eat
romelhiu? whic h doe nut d'lfot
well pnx:ncii:f; aour Ktomach. beart-
biirn tir re'IeMiin.-a-.; a pood d ie of
LiT-r Koynl.-i:r viil ilv j rt lief. Th'.a
a: pli- to pfliaoo of ail g t. It 1
t'.ki chetipet piirem and bcut Family
Merticui'i lu the world.
IT HAS NO EQUAL
Pur no rowd r or rn-pared SIMMON'S' LIV-T.'-i
RKvSlI.AToK u il.- in our enira-cd
wrapper. ! n vailo nnrk stamp and slgiataru
uubulteu. Nouuulbtri e.natne.
J U. ZR1L1.V CO.
Prloeft PMUd- Iphia l'a.
SCLI) Et ALL DRCviviiaTS.
i ViT'S 1 ' it d-o. ic y U-0 bt pul .-'ia1.
t jni;t'4it'.v:oMOvi K..ruucti'Mi Law 01 Msrrujr.
- u;ar ;a v ouin ibc;i- c aiiii IftTncut.fr-. etc. A
k r 'uvi fit.i c ai ivil nc of 3l.O p.;Tti
tf-it P itt Ln -t-.ti' .: b v n:I. tx-.i lor 60 cu l.
.i ui irriir -4.s. l.;io --o ca the rrtxt hub.: of
Kmin; I'fiutvom .TTuiti Otbil. fy Jxm ul Sh-xji iVowrr
1- f-nt i .any .'h r rtip.j tor lite cut 01 LirtaU
i Mm ; i'ie r.r oi t CO i .itii TO cn:i.
'niC"l Advice ti.rr rn Manhood r.t1 Worn
r ?? O'l !u vn.-T;:r nrm I-'i! i Horta k.Miwin'i.
Fiicm '.i"'o w nR-'crccn'rltfl in cnt Tr lrtc fa
itiiifi Pr i'T i i rn ;uv l-ie auihor innr contu::.
tl '-9t Cr. C i'V Crf-T .No. L4or.ieiaii
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RHIS' RADICAL CURE
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WHAT W ILL tli: I.H.IxL.!
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T'i" vi-npr:i;'!' Itriio-.! (""'arian n.l
ror;ro;jhiltsf l.-nr! W. J-i':in in the
January rum'"-" cf tlis lJ.crifiti.-tT.al
I?rci(tr UD.'frti.k'-n to sllOVT tll'it S'jf-
f.-t;'c is en . tntrricia birtLril.t anil
that tl.e Ettri -t ti'i l c n'y rofHin of fit-
ting 111 ti for t l!i;esfif torl ritizeutliip
is U' InvtJit tlictn with theri;!.; lo vte.
TLe 'uiiot lif; msf-ria u ttf cbiefest
c JacH'iir ff tii-? iilitert..!. H? admits
thtt the iiniui.'.liit'e iavWi'ure of
Sj-ithero tx-slavcs nn l "white trisL"
Willi tl.o "p-lvilqt' rv-Jii 9 biurj.'lrr
si-1 thii lli.-se ih )ii;-J htv.; on l'-fgiDe
a "i)r:.liitin if? trainiriir." Cjrifes'-
i:t'i 1 1 j i litt; vncrxolf phiitaopli?r
cot:f"-i'i evorythiriEj. If incrance
Van unClteil jktoch and 'unlettered
tramps f-r the liihest duties of citi-
z-.-nahtp tlitir c )i;.iition cither rctnaic-
inrj unrhanged or '(rowing Tforzc the
tnisrake should l.e corn cted. The
evil which wo ncv.r nhou'd lrive in-
rurred 113 Mr. Julian confesses is
hourly nJf;avi;' Th'- ballot hns
filled to discharge fimclionn which
Mr. Julian asserts and thinks it
achievf-s. It his drftsrge.l douJ.inte!-
llgrnci and enrrnpte 1 'j(jac5ty and'
failed utterly to uplift i.i30ra;ic. It
has not only defeated intelligence and
honesty but driven both from roiing
places. Decent people accustoced
to clean clothes and nbaence of
vermin in this hot latitude abhor
the necessity which a seDfe of duty
imposes and eschew the exercise of
the privilege of suffrage. Mr. Julian
never stood nn hour sandwiched on a
sultry Southern-summer election day
sweltering in a long line of tramp and
Sent gambian voters. Ho has not seen
his vote mado valueless tho moment it
is deposited by that of grinning st-
pidity. He has not watched the pro
gress backward of African fitness fof
duties of citizenship. Thev have
learned cccurately the market value of
u vote and how to vote early and cftCD
ajd whenever they constitute a major
ity or hold the balance of power it is
needless to deny that property-owners
are compelled in order to prevent
confiscation at tho hands of knaves to
create and expend corruption funds.
Negro votes are sold and bought even
as were negroes themselves in the
Sir. Julian's argument is based on
tho assumption that the ballot itseir ii
a schoolmaster. Its use he tella us
educates and elevates. On the contra-
ry it corrupts drags down and bar-
barizes. It has uplifted the negro in
nothing and only induced debased
whites to degrade themselves by adopt-
ing negro and tramp habits and asso-
ciations ia order to win Seuegambian
votes. If as Mr. Cobden declared
the extension of tho ballot promotes
tho diffusion of intelligence why has
this extension in England been so grad-
ual ? Mr. Cob Icn like Mr. Julia?
was an enthusiast and opMmist. Ha
reversed the order cf fur's. Steadily
growing English intelligence beginning
with the ehrfs of Oxford and Cam-
bridge and slowly overspreading Eng-
laud was diffused at lust anioDg the
great body of English farmers find
tradespeople fitting them for the U9e of
the ballot. It was not as Cobden aud
Mr. Julian assert the use of tho ballot
that begat intelligence or virtue or de-
cency or patriotism. Ia truth there
can be no proper moral or intellectual
training promqted by whisky by
bribery by bulldozing or by the prpc-
tices of wheedling demagogues. Ia all
its incidents effects and results
the investituro of worse than Boeotian
stupidity with the power to sell a civic
privilege only augments the force of
social vices and uctits the so-called
citizen for any public or private duty.
There are rot in America or tlso-
where more intelligent or prosperous
or progressive negroes than those that
v.He iu Austin. Here too Mr. Julian
should know the relations of the
races ate as kitdly as in 1S60 or at any
former period aud yet wo tuve seen
them bought and sold when the fate
of whisky was to be determined like
cattle iu market overt. In wrecked
and plundered Southern cities fixed
sums are produced by taxpayers that
enough negro votes tray be bought to
prevent the accession to power
of thieves And plunderers euch
as they who have put Memphis
and many Southern municipalities to
The cost of local governments by
this unobstructed suffrage has been
quadrupled again and again in every
Southern city town and county and
simply because those who expend are
not those who pay and because Inno-
cent stupidity in ballot-boxes is easily
plncked by cunning knavery Hous-
c as Northern bankers confess with
tearrful eyes and many counties and
towns have been thus robbed to hope-
less penury. The elect must s'.eal
enough to pay the cost of corrupt
elections and offices and sinecures be
multiplied to reward tho faithful. It
is in corporations especially that the
number of votes should be lessened
and for the simple reason that in these
the non-taxpayer has no concern. The
State protect the person through its
courts and hubm wrp'it intervenes
when a corporation may wrong the
helpless. In all the rnUtions of life
Stats lavr is dominant and with this
law the corporation has nothing to do.
It is a taxing machine and operates
upon property aloue. It guards prop-
erty as the State gutrds life and civil
rights and the non-taxpayer has no
more iatcrtst or right to ititrrvi.no in
it 1 government thin tn that of a back
or rtulway corporation in which 'he is
not a shareholder.
Bat Mr. Julian would naTj this non-
taipSTcg mob these tramps black
and whir !iH govra the cities nd
towns of the South whild his partisan
associates would deprive them
of representation ia Ccfgrcss.
TTe should impose s. prohibitory
poll tax in municipal elections and do
nothing that will materially lessen the
strength of the South in Washington.
If the Legislature by constitutional
amendment or otherwise- cos pel tho
pijnunt of all taxes as a rendition
precedent to the eicrciie of ike prlvi-
i'e:p f si.lTrnge iu nil r!r.cti?i and fix
'.'. isx I'f t!.ri-e d -lUrs the nutnbtr
cf vo ua in Subitum TtX'ts will be
rpi-!;y l'.'n tu-d ah 1 tramp- and ad-
veaturerj w.'.l on lmger prey ttp"n
DiHis r tvu tn.n it Austin or O ilves-
ton; it'.! v.. will ultimately .e by
l'.'B:-nii:g t'.iu nsiciher of vott-r -tie or
two f:f cur tvit-i'fy c i greim n. Mr.
JulMu and iin rutvpi'M prv fr this
r.'Eu't rid yi-r. tire enrage I when we
rro.o-e fi tike tl.r government of
towns a:;d ccuuties out of the Lands of
inoranco knavery and vice.
YTithia three years the opinions of
tie pecp'e everywhere on this subject
have undergone a raJical change and
p.s wo have seen ia Georgia and Vir-
ginia the policy of all the States es
pecially those of the South demands
the protection of the people against
lnoraece and vice in local popular
A CHEAT KMAVKt GKElT PUB
The great and good man Sehon who
has been robbing the Odd Fellows and
life insurance companies has been
wretchedly unfortunate. Every few!
months he has been burued out and his
j:wehy establishment has ever been
insured for its full value. Oa paper
his looses have been enormous while
in reality none but his uninsured neigh-
bors havo suffered. He was not only
at tho head of the Odd Fellows of
Tennessee but a "burning light"
properly so called in the Presbyterian
church. We do not deplore the fate
of the life insurance companies
ruthlessly plucked and plundered as
they have been by Sshon and his
pals. People idiotic enough
part with their money to
loaned out for them by insurance
companies deserve to be robbed. Very
certainly every citizen of Texas
every man at least while the home
stead exemption .law is operative
should be the insurer of his own life
by becoming the head of a family and
owner of an inalienable farm. Such
Is the policy of a government which
would attach citizens of Texas to the
very soil of the commonwealth and
thus guarantee the enduring strength
aid stead lastness of local patriotism.
'' But St lion and his associates in crime
stggest an invaluable lesson to the
rdiple of Texas. We have been pluck-
t and plundered since the war to an
incalculable extent by foreign corpo-
rauons 01 an conceivable descriptions
On hundred or more life and other
instance companies have been
robded mi bankruptcy came to 1
lue-ctvusui iiucveanKe ounon. r rom
r x 1. : a.i. I
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u.Mi... t uu.. uo uuunj
gons Notth out of the South in forfeit-
uresunu IBp3e.i pourxs tan in annual
.J ; -.-.I r... 1 1 .1 j-
uucsi. .... Uctu iu. ...ouBauuH
retur..:.. .u u u u-n am. .a p.oas-
1 4. .... fl J i. ? I I
UK 41 WWUUl II.IVO LUC OLULC
r and iti wealth retained within
) contlhcs to contemplate disas-
tlis wrought by this phariaai-
iMfion teaches the proper
His knavery should induce
!e of Ttx as to insure their
the benefit of their families
there is only ono absolutely
1 safe method. It is defined
te Constitution which would
by the a
citizen a freeholder and
a secure home of which
can rob him induce its
adorn mc jary art and tane and tireless
industry.? Resides it is tho purpose
and efft-1 1 this organic homestead
code to jjjt'ent the drainage of money
' .. I 1 - . I. . -
irour urn iuiu liiu ureal river 01
gold .kotl as Wall street. These
insnran c-JL orporations of New York
6uch warff 1o wisdom of that Stafe
and such ip.e folly of Texas are com
pelled by l8ll law to invest their gains
iu New Yv '1 When money leaves us
it returns n trmore. It is used there
and caunof-Ve elsewhere. Therefore
tho chcapneWf money in Wall street
and its coetlucss and scarcity here.
Sehon nd hs pals in knavery are
great benefactor if they teach the peo
ple of Tj'xas ft beware of foreign cor
porations of eJJry kind and character;
if they induce-ierchants of every town
of Texas to tline- and insure them-
selves their J property ; and if Be-
ton exticguislcilie last life insurance
bubble that Mts on the surface of
luck and specuh ton in America and
robs the South tc penury he will de
serve a monument as a great practical
benefactor of de" ded swindled mul-
TIIK MOVFltrT ItEGIKTBIt.
The Moffett regt er about which so
much was said ant from which great
expectations km entertaiaeu naa
proved a fraud I a failure; The
vocates has nor.
.a- - mjm I.
j ? I
'en reaiizeo. in- I
f irirva has
been steadily goiii; . m bad to worse
until the desper expedient de-
nounccd by lit. Jjer superintend- I
ent of Public Inst'tion as "rob-
oery- nas oeen rested to of appro-
priating $$50000 0 ectd from the
people and set apart but for the sup-
port of the common spools to defray
the ordinary expenses the Bute gov-
ernment. In LouisiantHere the regis-
ter was adopted and t gangulne were
led to believe that V State would 1
shortly be in receipt tf an enormous
income through tha ag-cy of the reg-
ister pay oil ill its det anr tpeedlly I
enter upon an era of wderfnl pros-
penty it has proved failure. The
New Orleans Dtnocrnt 1 0r .
That onr Moffett rA-. 1. :tt
be abolished at the com3-; aaion of
the Legislature tte resol'f th lat
election leave no doubt. ia yir.
gmin the originator of t' BCW mode
of rising taxes the Mo-. rHater
mr BCffalUH Ui
. . i o I
toT ta! VyT "4 TLKA1U80n' oenneee to repeal the char-
decreased from month to lW unfJl nd honored Uzens. These men ae- ter of the city of Memphis once the
it now yields little more the old
retenue fiom liquor licH used to o
t th. Veon. T .v.- -
"c----- - nj iuia
ill be repeated acJ ptj .Va-1 7
Ths nniimely death et uhirg
the tasteful generous anu y-pitabit
Doosseiier ci uoukob &4t iter c!
tne oia jafrvp i ll nay
. . t MT 1 t.Ba.Ka.at... I
will be deplored at many 1 L ss-1
la evary printer's and pub! jy
ia Texss. - v
i rose 1
AUSTIX TEXAS. THURSDAY. JANUARY 23 IS7).
NKUSI'tPliU MKS l OrVlCK.
The rir?t foreign minisier represent
ing the Ucited Sta'cs abroad was Herj
Franklin a primer. Fiom that t'nii
forth prin'-ri nod -Ht"r L-ivc not of
ten held F -drr.il (-lilccs of tlii or any
chara'-trr. An editor's place is ahnoi
f fficinl. It U surely judicial and
fchould be distinguished by perfect
judicial fairness and truthfulness rath
er than partisanship. II who com
mends a professional Uteratexir or edi-
tor because he is the faithful slave or
niere mouthpiece of party-leaders is
oq1t interested in t poils. The people
wno ould read unvarnished truth
uiffering in this from office-seekers in
finitely prefer writers and newspapers
addicted to the fearless assertion of
praise or censure. It is this independence
of feeling and fearlessness of expres-
sion which have prevented the discov-
ery by party-chosen Presidents and
Governors of the virtues capacities
and attainments of toiling editors. Xfe
can count upon our fingers those news-
paper men who have been honored by
Presidents and yet these journalists
made the fame of these Presidents.
The late John Forsythe of the Mobile
Register was stnt to Mexico but no
other Southern editor whose name we
can now recall has been sent abroad.
Bret Harfe Catlin of the New York
Commercial Lowell and Baker all m-
tellectual industrious and successful
editors havo latelv been awarded
consulates or made ministers bv Mr.
Hayes. Besides those designated an
editor of the New York Tribune was
minister to Turin Bigelow of Bryant's
Evening Post was sent to Paris and
Washington Irving made immortal
hv his "Sketch Brink " anrl haw
ing his memory popularized by Joe
Jefferson's ubiquitous recitals of the
legend of Sleepy nollow was minister
resident at the court of Spain. Fran
cis of the Troy Time went to Greece
Bancroft to Germany Motley and Ed-
ward Everett to England Hawthorne
whose charming stoiies are as fascinat-
ing tnese long winter eyenings as the
Keeeries of a Bachelor or David Cop-
perneld was consul at Liverpool while
Paynethe poet of patriotism was at Tu -
nls and lioes Browne went to Canton
and cantered with the Bedouin Yusef
across the sands of Eypt and Arabia.
There is singular wisdom in sending
trained industrious editors to distant
lands. They become the choicest
pedagogues. Few books have been
more widely read in this country than
those published by our foreign repre-
aentatives whom we have oesiffnated.
Their books and nnhlishpd lt-
. " r ""
ters promote trade and commerce by
advertising the industries products
and peculiarities of countries visited
. .. '
whlie ttn ordinary ex Congressman
devotes himself at foreign courts to
n-omPTl finrl orarto nr ue.n
eieage. lie leaves only a greasy
"spot" in Europe or Asia. It is well
that reforms have been wrought in the
character and conduct of our foreigu
.J rri 1
tusouia nuu luiuisirra. i uey are now i
used for commercial purposes and so
successfully that the effect of consular
and ministerial intervention in com
mercial affairs is recognized in New
York and Boston and the demand for
atearrship lines to connect American
and foreign ports comes from abroad
as well as from New Orleans Charles
ton and New York.
A SrNDAV'S JAOr
11 01 its.
It is sivisablc perhaps that tho
House and Senate devote a portion of
some bright beautiful day or the first
Sunday of this desc.rintion that dawns
upon us to an inspection of thfl
charms of the State cemetery. It is
proposed as a flattering asHertinn of
Mr. Schleicher's distinguished worth
" " "
and public and private virtues that
nis mortal remains be consigned to a
fitting tomb even here in the ceme
tery provided by the republic for its
illustrious dead. If lawgivers who
have proffered this distinction to the
body and fame of Mr. Schleicher knew
what they did they might have hesi
tated. Very certainly they would
have caused a landscape gardener to
remove every unsightly object that has
a place within the enclosure in which
reBt the ashes of heroes and states-
men. The grass conceals the sunken
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grave of the miehtiest soldier the
countrv has known and a little mar.
ble slab marks the spot where his bones
rest and glory fades into nothingness.
A. CD10I 1 USE if ft AlApnq hflrri hr tn an
undistinguished crave and aoldiera
and martyr9 of libertv are hidden there
in grass and weeds and greatness and
Vt AH as a .laai4 ..V.n1 -1... 11 I
uvuva miM uuutc.m DCU KUU lCt.'U Well I
... .... I
aw uaa iVUIOMe VlkCI 0 UOIU VI f$ IVJI J
.nd renown. Mr. RhIoiohi-a
renown. Mr. Schleicher's fame
deserves the highest tribute which the
st.f. maw e.fr. a a .1.
and surely his ashes should be more
honorably entombed than in a neglect
cd barnyard or hiding-place for every
reptile thst creeps beneath the weeds
and grass in this land of tropical storms
and sunshine. If the Legislature will
provide for the proper care of the cem
etery and for the removal of unsightly
objects from the enclosure and cause
roses to be planted where foul weeds
and entangled rim anrl ...
the earth the Germans of Texas and
other admirers of Mr. Schleicher will
see that a proper monument tells dos-
terity through all time of his virtues
THK NEW CAPIIOU
t " 7"' iut ul
aetaet was built the supreme man-
gmnt of the process of cocstruction
was given to John M. Basil Sm M.
nn ff fl aft 11 M rtniflAant . 7 . -1 t
lectea rchitect Mr. Strickland
om they paid 1500 per annum
Kinck sail ArA an A ia hn.1. ... ...
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tombad ia the very midst of the east-
era wall of the great structure of stone. !
There is not within or about the build-
Ing a particle of wood and only Iron J
ana atone. It will stand while the I
pyramias exist and time lasta. Ten I
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snch sbooll be the more massive and
more imposing capitol of Texas and I
Iiach meats those dergsated by the!
Lcgitottturr of T.-not6H;e should rear th
cipit'd of this grci'est of American
republic. Ilis commission to select
k plmi aud employ the architect devis
ing the btst plan should b no
cnogen ami the fvin lations at least for
the great building laid during the cur
rent year it may !c proper to say
that tne cap:tol cf Tennessee was bsi
in an houcutr ae than this when no
body drea Tied that knavbh practices
in such an undertaking were possible.
. hea the ta-k i d .ne. Mor
gan lias and their associates who
signed the bonJs aud checks and paid
the money wercrichly rewarded by
grateful commonwealth when the
Legislature thanked them in the name
of the people for their toils and taste
and skill. There are citizns of Texas
as worthy as thee of Tennessee as
faithful and honorable and capable
Let them build the new capitol and
have their nmes made memorable and
even revered btcaue inseparably as
sociated w:th the- D.iric simplicity and
magnificent mussive imposing splen
dor of the capitol of Texas.
Charles Fhakcis Adams Jk is the
practical scientist educated and train
ed as such from his early youth of his
illustrious family. He was not trained
as a lawyer physician or parson but
in schools of art and mechanis-m. He
is practically conversant with every
department of railway construction and
management and in reference to these
matters his J let a are the laws of Mgssa
chusetts. He and his associates ot the
railway commission of that wise old
commonwealth have controlled abso
lutely for years fast passeDger and
ireignt rates "tchedules" and time
tables. There has been 110 revolt and
no disobedience. The Legislature has
found its intervention needless rail
way corporations never hesitating to
accept as final the decrees of the
learned and incorruptible railway com
missioners. Not long ago Mr. Adams
was given the same office as it affects
the Union and Central Pacific Rail
ways by the Federal legislature. He
has traversed these roads inquired
into their management examined their
1 tariffs aud now makes an elaborate re
port. Owners and managers of the
great railways are enraged: but
Mr. Adams cannot bo bought
r or misled or frightened. His
name and ancestral wealth ren
der dishonesty and corruption ira
possible and his thorouirh knowledge
of the subject unquestioned the
magnificent railway potentates are
dumbfounded. Mr. Adams after hr.
inn- dirhHrt.rf lU ilt fu!thfnll
wisely resigns his office. The salary
given is not the equlyalcnt of the toil
endured or RervinPa rn.W mrf Sf
verv urobable that Mr. Adm' d.r.
will never be-ome operative. Mean
Ml:i ... .1 J -
I uin a icb iiACU ju k . ."'C lUaUS rculalu
unchanged and the probable g?od to
come out of these is discovered in the
necessity for the construction of
Southern Pacific road either by Hunt
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ington or ocott. v nicuever may
be built with the least expense to the
publicand at the same time give Texas
and gulf commerce the greatest bene
fits is the one the people of Texas
A newspaper man never hears ot
the thousand good things he writes
but let him utter a word in the hurry
of thinking and of writing what he
thinks which impinges upon the prej
udices or wounds the sensibilities of
his readers and the very heavens are
rent with execrations. Speak kindlv
-1. rt.. ..
01 meD' U4lter tnemi maKe lBe world
HH" lDem Breai or ea or vir-
! tliniia .' InuAil It si I. At.:
-i om vu. prucewm
I 1 1-4.. 1 SW
auuai0Q wcn Dn o"ics ana
no words or (e(B ot gratitude ever
it. t If
cuecr lno lcal0US pioaaing nours 01
tne portrayer 01 supposed or real bu
man virtues. Men made great by jour
nalista are forgetful of their creators.
as was Father Ad am of his. They in
fact are the first to give absolute
credence to flattering falsehood when
written and printed of themselves
The less the man made great the
more he exacts ; and the more thor
oughly be believes what is said of him
8elf by bis Prtlri press tbo less the
gr".uue. i.nia is
1ueer woria na especially as it is re
l4ed to the Presa' each individual and
aasAAi at:. tk:.u: ii.. . Jl
""""-'"B iucj own ana
maT U8e ad "W.that which costs so
mucn moneJ. an1 7 must cost piety
soa Povey " parties ana great (?)
1 men nothing.
Montgomery Blair says the next
presidential contest will be between
Tilden and Grant and "that no other
aa-:l.. j fs .
"UUJ CBU UUICBI VjmDL.
two eater the field the South will be
much disposed to stand aloof and
many non-partisan free-thinkers es
pecially the great multitude of North
em immigrants and many old Whigs
will declare for Grant sad many be
lieving that Grant will defeat Tilden
will prefer to conciliate by support
ing Grant. Grant's personal govern
ment they say would be tolerable
if he were personally kindly dispos
ed towards Southern peopIeand South
ern support we are told would win
him over. We wonld infinitely prefer
BJard Thurman or Dan Voorhees
or almost anybody to Tilden and had
hoped that the cipher dispatches bad
dispatched him old Blair and the hun
gry brood of politicians that pander to
Tilden's vanity to get his .money; but
if Tilden unhappily be nominated we
must patiently grin and endure it and
become the antagonists of Grant in a
contest promisiog nothing bnt defeat.
A bill has been fired into the Legis-
luw iuc uctir
most prosperous and geograDhicallT
the most fortunately situated interior
w.j i iu wu. II lu IM
. T -1 13. -A T. - . 1
.( iv. -.v a -
conniry ana can
hate no rival within three hundred
miles in anv direction. Tint Stat..
cities of the South have been wretch.
edly governed. Ignorance has polluted
ballot - boxes and vice has been Infected
into high places and lth and disease.
bankruptcy and universal suffrage have
done their proper work and a sDlMtdid
city roes to Iu grave.
i nn a
Governor Ilrms.utn quoting thp
Comptroller proposes to fund the ten
per cent aeoi 01 tne orate in six
cent bonds. This is well enouah.but
we are persuaded that $10000 on our
interest account can be saved anrnallv
as readily as $40000; and that these
ten per cent bends may be converted
into four per cents of small face value
and that these four per cents can
be paid out by the Treasurer and the
proceeds used in taking up the ten
per cent paper. Without thestandmg
army the necessity for which the con-
vention of sheriffs was designed in
part to do away with the income of
Texas will largely exceed the expendi-
tures and the paper of Texas will
be as good as that of the United
States. Texas if the Legislature be
wise in action can achieve the very
financial results accomplished by Geor
The redoubtable Mr. Rsavis the cap
ital mover of St. Louis is booked for a
lecture before the Library Association
Can't we get some one of the Supreme
Court of the United States to follow
in the footprints of Mr. Sneed and
give us a scientific discourse? All of
them haye delved deeply into mathe
matics and can tell us about the rule
of eight to seven and how it is
worked out and how it happened that
we have no statesmen and only politi
cians who can only vote and act in a
matter of life and death to the coun
try as miserable partisans. Eich
judge and each Congressman thus
voted when the electoral commission
made Hayes President. Mr. Reavis will
talk of the meral aspect of these piti-
Several members of the Legisla
ture approve the proposition to test
the practicability of converting Texas
7 and 10 per cents into i per cents of
small face value. The purpose is to
lessen the annual interest account of
the State to have a perfect local cur-
rency and induce our own people to
draw the interest from our treasury.
The cost of engraving the $100 and
$-10 4 per cent bonds will not be great.
Meanwhile the Comptroller can inform
the Legislature what sum in outstand-
ing State obligations can be thus called
n. The State's 4 per cents will be
taken nere at par.
Governor Hubbard tells us in his
final message that the State debt aside
from that of doubtful validity on the
fiist day of September 187C was
$5210033 whl:h has been reduced
during his term of office by the sum of
$123290. The retiring. Governor
grows happy in view of this fact and
with becoming native modesty says
that "this reduction of the public debt
marks a period in our financial history
from which henceforth there shall be
to further increase of indebtedness."
The governments of the South for
ten years have been simple machinery
designed for the benefit of white
knaves and black fools and the ballot-
box given over to knavery and stu-
pidity has wrought all public and pri-
vate calamities of which the people
complain. The remedy is within the
reach of the Legislature and if it fail
to apply it these lawgivers are dema-
gogues rather than patriots and know-
ing tueir auty ana aoing u not are
if a snenll be a lad man or
can be made wicked ;by tempta
tion he has a 'good thing of it in
baying estrsy horses and cattle and
property sold under execution. He is
not required to advertise and manages
things his own way and can buy
through another without competition
at nis own price.
The Irish of Cork uncorked their
prejudices of race and religion and re
fused to honor Gen. Grant. If he wore
a cork leg like a rapid candidate be
fore the Legislature he might kick
successfully against it. It is the first
time the ex-President was ever ie
pelled by a Corks-crew.
St. Louis talks about an elevated
street railway above the house tops
from about the old poetoffice on Third
street to Lafayette or Forest Park
Austin will hardly need one on the
dead level of the earth's surface even
to the fair grounds for a generation or
Lol. Tatlor of Fannin county
comes to the Legislature a great re
former. He has introduced bills pro-
viding for the abolition of the Depart
ment of Insurance Statistics and Ilis
tory and that of the Adjutant General
claiming that both are unnecessary.
If the floating debt and unpaid
but recognized balance of the debt of
the republic be funded as proposed
why not fund it in transferable four
per cents? Justice is done the State's
creditors and the volume of currency
Tub great moral question discussed
down East is whether the late Caleb
Cusb.ng believed there is a God. He
was esteemed the yery first of Amen
can international lawyers and was the
ripest of modem scholars."
Next month the Supreme Court of
the United States in a body will visit
the capital of Texas. The lawyers and
Legislature should prepare to receive
sad honor properly these greatest
thinkers of America.
The silence of Edison and his em
ployers induces the belief that be is
playing the part of Keely and his
friends who told stock enough to get
out even and then the motor was mo-
A rxgb life insurance swindle bs
been detected by the Odd Fellows at
Nashville involving D. C. Howell and
A- O. P. H. Sehon.
Ex-Govusoa Baxter JL L. Bell
and J. L Jones are candidates for the
United States Senate at Little Rock.
I: is said that representatives of one
hundred families in Lowell Massachu-
setts propose establishing a co-oaera-
tive boot and shoe factory somewhere
ia Texas. Cant some shoe dealer in-
nce these people to ooea their aboo in
lit Iran Irom Srnalr Journal.
1 The President announced the fol-
Pr j lowing standing committees of the
I... . .t .. . .
i Senate for the r resent spuinn
Judiciary Committee No. 1 Terrell
Edwarris McC.rmick Shannon Ford
Lane Saia Buchanan Diveuport
Judiciary Committee No. 2 Stew
art Hobby Guy Lcdbetter. Grace.
Gocch Patton Houston Brown H.-
C onstitutional Amendments Ed-
warits Houstoa Terrell Stewart
Davenport Guy McCullooh McCor-
mick. Shannon Grace Duncan Bu-
chanan Patton Tilson.
Educational Affairs Ledln-ttcr
Brown Blapsingame Motley Patton.
Terrell TiUon Ford LairMartin
Internal Improvements Shannon
oiorey. L.ane isuehanan Unoch. Dun-
can Eil w aid s Davenport Martin
Moore Swain Stcwatt Browu Ho-
mau. State Affdirs Honiton S'orey Ter-
rell Patton Tilson Buchanan Gooch
Moore 5IcCulloch Motley.
Commerce and Manufactures Moore
Hobby Martin Houston Stewart
McCormick Burnett Uoman.
Public Roads Bridges and Ferries
Blassingame Brown Martin Sltl'ul-
loch. Human Burton.
Public Claims and Accounts Pat-
ton Ford Gay Grace Motley Hobby
Gooch Edwards Duncan Kipetoe.
Contingent Expenses Brown Bu
chanan Davenport l.r.ir Ledbetter
General Lmd Office -Guy McCor
mick Leabetter Houston Swam
snannon .Lane ooch Buchanan Ed
Federal Relations Buchanan Shan
non Oayenport Ford Houston Swain
Counties and County Boundaries
lilson iUartm L.air Houston Daven
Public Debt Gooch. Duncan. Lane.
owrey Terrell btewart McCormick
Public Printing Davenport. Ford.
noman Grace Motley Martin. Hobbv.
Frontier Protection Ford Daven
port feaannon Houston Laue Guy
State Asylums Motlev. Grace. Mc-
Culloch Blassingame Lair Terrell
Stock and Stockraiting Patton.
Lane Ford Shannon. D.ivenoort.
Martin Blassingame Stewart Tilson
Agricultural Affairs Martin. Brown.
Motley Ledbetter Storey Terrell
Retrenchment and Reform Buchan
an Brown El wards Moore Blassin
game Shannon.-Grace Homan.
Treasurer and Comptroller's De-
partment Storey Brown Gooch
Ledbetter Edwards Swain.
Privileges and Elections Duncan
Hobby Grace Ford S:ewart Patton.
Public Buildings and Grounds
Lair Terrell Ledbetter Storey Stew-
ard Duncan Homan.
Revision of Rules McCormick El-
wards Storey Hobby. Grace.
Fiuance Storey Edwards McCor-
mick Guy Lane Ford Hobby .Mot-
ley Ledbetter Martin.
Private Land Claims Guy. Grace
Motley Moore McCullcch Lair Til-
Penitentiary Swain Motley Blas-
singame Houston Storey Gooch
Brown Moore Lair Patton Duncan
Statistics of Industry Public Health
and History of Texas McCuiloch
Motley Ford Blassingame Martin
Lair Gooch Hobby Tilson.
Military Affairs Grace Ford Shan-
non Guy Ledbetter Line Duncan.
Public Lands Lane Terrell Swain
Stewint Martin Houston Davenport
Brown Blassingame Hom-io.
Engrossed Bill Brown PaotaW"
Gooch DuDejin Barmtt.- -
' Enrolled Bills Grace Lane Ford
Revision of Code Hobbv Stewart
Terrell 8torey Edwards McCormick
Patton Duncan Houston Lane Gooch
Buchanan Swain Ledbetter Guy
Oa motion of Senator Terrell the
rules were suspended and Judiciary
Committee No. 1 were permitted to
make a report.
Austin January 13 1879.
Hon. Wells Thompeon Prerldeat of tbe Senate
Your Committee on Judiciary No. 1
to whom was referred a bill to be en
titled "An act to amend section 2 o
an uct to provide for holding of dis
trict courts wnen a juago thsrtoi is
absent or from auy cause disabled or
disquMified from presiding; approved
August i.i 13.0" nave naa tbe same
under consideration and instruct me
to report that in their judgment the
proposea act rememcs an obvious de-
fect in the existing law. More than
one instance nas occurred wnere par
ties cnargea with capital felonies have
improperly delayed the administration
of justice on account of defects in the
present law. The third section of the
present act provides that when the dis
trict judge or a special judge is dis
qualified from trjing a cause the par
ties or their attorneys have the right
to select or agree upon an attorney.
etc. to try the case but contains no
provision for the trial of the cause if
tbe parties fail to agree in the selec
tion of the judge. The proposed bill
remedies this delect. The committee
has instructed me to report the bill
back: ana recommend its psssige.
A. W. Terrell
Executive Office t
State of Texas
Austin January 10 1870. )
To the Honorable tbe Senate and House of
Acproteniatives In Legislature assembled:
Gentlemen It becomes mv painful
duty to announce officially to your hoc-
oraoie Doaies at tbe first opportunity
since your organization the death at
the City of Washington on the tenth
day of tbe present month ot tbe Hon
orable Gastave Schleicher a Represent
ative irom tne eixtu autnet of this
State ia tbe Congress of the United
This sad intelligence wss conveyed
to me officially by his honored associ
ates of the Texas delegation who sur-
vive him in fitting terms of sorrow for
tbe distinguished dead and by tbe
Honorable Speaker of the House of
Representatives who announced.
through me to the people of Texts
that be died "universally Umcotei."
It is well that the Legislature of Texts
should pause fur awhile n the midst
of their labors to onite with tbe ex-
ecutive in paying ir.bine to the memo
ry and the virtues of so drvoted a o -
triot and so eminent a 'itctmn. His
great loss is felf cot alone lu tbe dis
trict whose interests he bad so long
and so faithfully represented bat tbe
whole people as well join in the com
mon grief at the departure of one from
tbe ranks of the living whose devotion
to the State ot his adoption knew no
sectional boundaries and suffered no
variableness to the hour of bis death.
While we pay this tribute to bis
honored same we will be permitted to
cherish his virtues and example as a
priceless contribution to tbe civic his
tory of Texas.
I earnestly join in the expressed
wish of your honorable bodies that tbe
State may be permitted to inter bis re
mains with becoming honors at the
capital of the State.
Ii. B. JJC-BBABOt
Washington January 10 The pro-
posed Mississippi river improvement
c. nitnision to consist of five persons
appointed by the President ia to have
charge ot tbe surveys of that river and
to consider the plans and estimates for
tne improvement of its navigation and
protection uf its alluvial lands. L'p-n
preparation and congressional anumval
of such plans the S.cretary of War
snail cause the improvement to bo
made. The bill appropriates $250000
for salaries aud the committee which
reported baa added an anunc'rueii
appropriating $3800000 for strength
ening the Mississippi levers. Gibson
gave notice that he would offer as a
substitute an amendment appropriating
two ana a i.au minion Hollars lor the
improvement of the Mississippi from
the head of the passes of that liver to
the mouth of the I.lincis river.
Iteagan gave notice of au amend
ment directing the commission to con-
aiucr me practicaoimy oi improving
nic .uieiBKppi river ny opening addi
tional ou'letstothe Gulf of Mexico
Ellis off-red an amendment as i
substitute appropriating $4 00000 to
repair the levees and improve the nnv
igation of the Mississippi river under
the direction of the chief engineer of
Roberts of Louisiana Chalmers of
Miseirsippi and Robinson of Massa
chusetts spoke in favor of the bill
further debate was postponed till
Monduy and the vote will bo taken
The r.ovrrnmeul v. the Itrulllr.
I'Aius January 1. The ministe-
rial statements have generally pro
duced an uniavoraoie impression.
The Journal ile Iklmt regrets that
the government did not employ aui
mated and cordial language. It says
mar in reaaing tneir declaration one
luigiir. oeneye mat nothing haa hap-
pened iu France for n loug time
whereas only a week ago the Repub-
lic was established.
The lupiibliiut! '(.(. says the
government must rely only upou their
acts and the frankness of their atti-
tude as the declaration will be of no
a6sistnucp to them.
Tho lHt Srutifttif $ifc!r says the
government spoke for twenty minutes
without saying a single word they
ought to have spoken. The language
of the ministry ia not in the sp:rit of
ine now programme but is a s mrle
exposition ct the situation or a report
of parliamentary proceedings.
fKjaro says the immaterial statement
is a political testament which will not
prevent the fall of tho Cabinet and the
The (tauloix and 'VZ praise the
government programme. The lliphael
Voltaire of Marseilles and the llivo-
lutim Francttine vehemently attacked
the statement and characterized it as
void of purpose the fruit of madness
and other like expressions.
The question of a ministerial crisis
is discussed everywhere and a general
impression prevails that the Cabinet
can scarcely remain in office after the
unfavorable reception of programme In
Chambers. The XUcle indeed expresses
the opinieu that the ministry can-
not survive more than tweotv-four
hours. In some quarters it is said a
crisis will ensue immediately and that
MacMabon will summon (iambetta
and iu the event of his refusing to
form a cabinet MucMahon will resign.
Oa the other hand it is believed by
some i( Gamhctta shall refu-je to form
a cabinet MacMahon will request M.
Dufaure to form a new ministry. It is
pointed out however in parliamentary
circle that according to strict par-
liamentary rules there can be no other
president f the council than Gambetta
since he at the present moment ptac
tically holds the rjost. Ia sptte how-
Ss-or tne language xtf-rrfuXlP-
van journals ana tne generally prevail
ing impression there is a somewhat
strong belief in well informed circles
tuat tne ministry will obtain a manri
ty in the Chamber of Deputies after
acbate which begins on Monday.
frovlalona of Geneva Award Hill.
Washington January 18. After
considerable debato the Geneva award
bill was pasted at 5:30 by 113 yeas to
03 nays. The bill as passed revives
aud continues the court of commis-
sioncis on the Alabama claims fixes
the number of judges at :hree and
limits its cxisteucc to eighteen months
The first class of claims will le for
damages directly done by Confederate
cruisers on tins high seas but not
within Tour miles ot shore. In cases
of whaling vessels ten per cent addi
tional U to be aliowtd in lieu of
freight and the same allowance is to be
made with six per cent interest on
judgments heretofore tendered in fa
vor of whaling vessels. Second class
claims will bo for additional interest
on former judgments. On all iudg
ments hereafter rendered. Interest will
be allowed at six per cent. In third
cla?s claims before the payment of
premiums for war rislcs deductions
will be made of any sums paid back
in diminution of said premiums so
that. only the actual loss shall be al-
lowed. The Secretary of tho Treasury
is directed to pay without further ad-
judication by any court the ten
per cent upon whaling vessels aud
their outfits with C per cent interest
and on awards heretofore made and
also to pay 2 per cent additional inter-
est on all judgments heretofore made.
Judgments rendered in first class to be
paid first then second class snd if
the money is not sullicient to pay all
of the second class they are to be psid
prorata and a like rule also to apply
to the third class. No foreign born
person is to be excluded if be is re
siding or doing business in the United
states or was tailing under tbe I nited
States Hag. This act is not to be con
strued as renewing or continuing any
of tbe commissions of the judge or
omcers ci a lormer court. Any balance
remaining shall be a fund from which
Congress may hereafter authorize the
payment of other claims thereon.
The B jnbam -Vry has tbe foIlowier:
One of the most shocking and deplora-
ble accidents it has ever been on. lot
to record occurred Wed need a v night
at 31r. T. B. Stiaipsoo's leiideocr.
three mile north of this. His little
daughter Maud a remaikably bright
ana interesting cniia four years of
age was getting ready to retire for
tbe ntgbt placing ber stockings where
Santa Can would be sure to find
them. While prattling artlessly of
the toys and goodies which she expec-
ted next merning tbe little girl step-
ped back sgainst a kettle of boiling
lara wntcn naa just been taken off tbe
fire and fell into it up to ber arm pits.
Her whole body excepting ber bead
and feet was literally cooked before
she could be taken out. Dr. Penn-
wellwho was summoned from town a
soon as possible found ber injuries fa-
tal and that nothing could be done
but to mitigate ber terrible agony till
deatb'shonld release her fromuffering.
She died at 1 o'clock next morning.
Tbe Lampaaoa DUpatth says "it was
never in a healthier condition n when
it is a fact that the last number of
the DUpaUh is as pale as Brotos when
he encountered the ghost that promised
to meet turn at Philippi. The Di
j-ateh is not scared like Bratna but it
nas wen in a "Mcti; ' oi a "press" or
published every morning except Vo-
the vi :iiict
s published every Tborssay saotnlcz. j
AU bnalnras correspondence Mauuc '.
eta. should be addraased to
Testimony Before the Teller
New Orleans "January f
Kent colored coroner of G
There were seven men kille-j
ored; held an inquest ove-
wre hung and one ahot; f
killed in Xnvcmher and
October. One man was ahi..
while picking cotton ; some L
men called him to the fence ir
him. Those that were bun
hong at night; don't know tl
who did the hanging; some '
outlaws were white and" some f
Commodore Smallwood was d.
at Lake St. John; they tied v
around him and threw him in tru
at night; about seventy or eighty
did the crime; thry drowned h;.
cause they said he threatened t
Brown and his family. All
learned in regard to those k '
learned from colored people in
cmity. " -!
George Washington coloreu
dent ot Concordia parish town oi
mi lion ex-coroncr of tbe parish ; :
a body of about sixty to seventy ?
proceeding through the parish; re
nized .one of them as a Mr. Yf
they were going to Davidson's ph
tion ; they captured six or seven
and also some horses one cf
was mine; a few hours after I 1
that a man was hung in the grave; .
went there and found that it was
Smith; he wss cut down by his
Clcraont L. Walker an attorney i
New Orleans testified concerning
election in this city; believes the -turns
promulgated were not indie
of the true results. The votes t
for the Conservatives were co
for the Democrats. The charge.
erally of irregularities and fr
the conduct of the election iisve
on information in the shape of t
statements of parties who witnesT
frauds. The citizen's party were dt
representation at ."the polls on
ground that it was not a party l
mere faction; and judge from '
class of men appointed commiesu
by tho Democratic party that retur
the yote would not be made.
counting of tho vote at the poils
Ju most instahcea done in secret c
men determined to elect tbo De
cratic ticket; am satisfied that '
votes of many polls were made np
the bene fit of the Democratic pa.
Aside from the lalsity ot the r
up roturns illegal votes were cast".
a great deal of repeating. The L
servative party was organized for ;
purpose of putting a respectable st
men in office.
Charles W. Johnson J. A. Johns
David Young and M. D. Rafael r
ored. of Caledonia testified to t
gcnsral charges of intimidation b.
fraud in the late election.
New Orleans Janaafyilo.XT
Bryant (colored). Senator of Tenr:
testified that no Republican ticket .
nominated because of the threats of V.
whites who said they would consul
such a declaration ot war; the tiu -
before the election a party of whr
including Buck and Handsboro f
to my house took me ouTltf my n'
clothes and carried me a quarter -v
mile saying I had sold out to ;
Bland party; I denied this; stated 1
not seen any leaders of the Ii.
party; they let me go after I proc-.i
to come to tbe poll next day and v.
tbe regular Democratic ticket; c
plied with my promise; party hn-
rope withthem; said it4Trey w.
satisfied I bad sold out to the Blui
party they would put me through.
William A. Ball a prominent m
chant of Orleans testified concern
the citizens' movement in the late e!
tion corroborating tbe testimony''
New Orleans Janu
ham Thomas colp"
of armed whites who chas?Itu
ness and that night the same
came and took Charley Bethel a
ored man out of his house shot !
and cut bis throat. Witness d
know the parties; was fright
away and is new working on the
J. R. Stewart a prominent
politician of Tensas parish and av i..
ber of the Legislature testified t.
the threats of violence prevented 1 1
Republicans from nomlnatang a tick e
At the Democratic convention Reevi
made a speech saying he would raa V
no threats but the white men were d.
termined to carry the ticket and c
opposing would be quietly removed
the ticket would be carried if tl;
had to go through fire. He made
motion as one firing a gut. - Next
a committee of three cams to my he.
and told Bryant Neeley and myt
that any opposition on oar part wotr
be looked upon as a declaration of
in regard to the establishment cf
color line by the negroes. Wltm -replied
that he bad friends who won-
support him for the office of shcri :'.
they signed a paper to that effect L
instead of putting my name on the i
per.they simply wrote"a colored roaa.
This was the only fact upon which v
based tbe report that I had persusd-
the negroes to vote for none but c
ored men. It was on that report tl .
the whites announced that Stewart a;
Fairfax bad drawn the color U-.
New Orleans January 18. W. 1
Merchant District Attorney of t
Mary's parish testified concerning '
attack made on numerous houses
nothing new wss developed. On t
tion it was ordered that United tu
Commissioner W. G. Lane Ulcs.
testimony of witnesses subpcraef; an
not be examined by the committee f
Natchitoches Tensas and C'ataho:.
parishes; that Morrias 2!erks may r .
lesenta majority of the committee a
3. T. Jocas a minority ; that testimr.
taken be transmitted to the chairs.
of tbe committee and treated in t
respects as if taken by the commit: .
ihe members leave this evening.
An Italian Odlela.1 Jtlyatertoavajr I
Rome January 19. I a the I!
Chamber of Deputies yesterday fc
Depretis President of the Count'
reply to an interrogation by B"c '
cole regarding the disappears
CoL Gola and what steps haul
taken in the matter recapitulate
facts. CoL Gola tbe Italian tut-
of tbe Servian boundary commit
went from Belgrade to Bucharest
Major Wilson of tbe same com id i
Tbe latter left Bucharest on ths t
of December and vras U rejoin (
Gola at Ratscbnk when they were
Eroceed together to Constaatiar-r
at Major Wilson bos never eeen C
Gola since he left tint ia Bucban
and no trace bos been found cf L;
though official inquiry has been r..i
ia every direction.
Signor Depretis stated not''
standing the most diligent efTc-rU
tbe Italian government and its acr?t
cothing has been ascertained throw:
any light on the mystery. lie si 1
trusted tbe Roumanian govertir-
would not fail ia the duty iocaaA
npon it of making searching in'j'i.r
the case.) Fignor Ercoie said tth
wasldissatiffied with the reply. II
stated that the Roumanian govertr
was responsible for toe dispr"-'
of CoL Goi end declared tha
Italian governcsert did not t
self respected in tbe matur (
such steps as appeared to (
flcient be should move a to
want of cot.Ciet.ce in the tjc
j tight sqoecza.
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