Weekly Democratic Statesman. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 21, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 13, 1880 Page: 2 of 4
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THURSDAY..... MAY 18 1380
Mb. Uiobos B. Roberts has .been
elected the successor of Col. Scott in
the presidency of the Pennsylvania
. Railway Cjmpariy.
.; Is tbe Tennessee Republican con-
vention a test of the Grant and anti-
Grant factions resulted 265 to 255 in
favor of tbe third-term men.
The Democratic conventionat Co-
lumbia Tennessee held May 8 ap-
pointed Tilden delegates to the Nash-
ville' convention of June 8. There's
life in tbe old bones still.
v . Tub Hartlord Republicans refused to
.p'.hoe a negro on the police force be-
cause of "tqco and color" though the
man was in every way qualified for the
position to which he aspired.
" - The experiment of burning liquid
fuel in a locomotive was successfully
tried on' Long Inland the other day.
.A little .crude petroleum and water rin
a train at an expense of a cent and a
half nt'T milp.
Maricn Evans "Georgia Elliot"
tho well known English novelist has
taken one Cross lor better or for
worse but this is no reason why in
time she must be called upon to bear a
number of crosses.
Attkstii n is called to the card of
Mo jar Joe II.' Stewart chairman of the
county executive committee in which
be makes some suggestions and calls a
.meeting all of which is ot interest to
Democrat of Travis county.
The Puiladelpbia Pteu says it is
reasonably certain that Blaine will get
twenty votes' from Pennsylvania at the
Chicago convention on the first ballot.
If s they will disregard tho instruc-
tions of tbelr state convention.
The overland trip has just beelf
made by Mr. Charles A. Whitney be-
tween Houston and New Orleans in
. tweuty-one hours thirty-five miles of
tho. distance from Mermentau to Ver-
million vill brine traveled in a hack.
. l us JJiiias ueraia says tnat -uoi.
Bower invites tbe Democracy of every
legislative and judicial district to rec-
imimend to him the names of suitable
gentlemen in their respective districts
j 1 1 ' in iTuuui us wsj iub&qh micviiuu iu
call party convections for nominations.
Is tbe matter of the case against
tho ' Mexican ' officers- who recently
crossed the Rio Grande to Texas in
pursuit of deserters the United States
authorities here have decided to take
ua action in the matter and to leave it
entirely to the state courts. If Hub-
bsrd were Governor we might soon en-
joy a war.
The Bistrop Adrtrtuer. has at last
spoken in behalf of its distinguished
townsman for Governor. There are
nose more worthy of honor than
Xajir Sayert. Honors have been justly
enough showered upon him and were
he to receive the nomination for Gover-
nor hewould receive the support of all
The t Telegram sneers: On with
the Roberts boom." t His is not a
boom for a boom floods and then sub-
aides like those undertakings which
v. T. ' .' (.. . .v
est of other men. His is a ground
swell and it comes up from the homes
of a hundred thousand hardy tillers of
the soil that have determined to take
that interest in'politics which has long
been demanded of. tbem.
General Omfcaa gone to Eagle Pass
to raHt Greral Trevioo. .He took
with him the a word' be some time ago
fci rsvio frfm an" e?rolite which fell
tear ; tbe city of ; Daratgo Mtxico.
This usstMiiaent was made ia the na
t'.oual aruiory at Springfield Massa-
jhriett. Tbe sr-rr-Ute weighed about
t pounds. Upon its shining blade
Is tho Inscription "Heclo del ciela de
Mexico. PresetstaJ;. a G. Trevioo
eccral de divieioc pT tt isiigoa Ce-
ral 0:d U. J. A.
THAT niSVJHDBSlSTAIVDIKa AT
TUB SOnHKESTEBS fJNI-
TJKRSITY. The Statesman Is in receipt of a
rather long letter from Messrs. J. W.
Hodges Thomas P. Hughes and D. 8.
Cbeesher of Georgetown relative to
the late trouble between the faculty
and student of the Soth western Uni-
versity touching the first of April fun
of the latter and the consequent tem-
porary expelling of about seventy-fire
of the boys; and these gentlemen go on
to state that they regret the late
publication of a letter signed
"Many Students" in the Statesman.
The Statesman made no mention of
the disturbance when it occurred and
would never have made any of it since
It really amounted to nothing had not
"many student1 written a letter as
these gentlemen may know and se-
cured its publication In the Statesman.
If they have any doubt as to the
impresaions conveyed by sncb a
signature the Statesman has the
names of those signing them-
themselves "many students" placed at
its-disposal for reference if necessary.
Messrs. Hodges Haghes and Chessher
state that they acted on the occasion of
the differences as the friende of the
students and that it was generally ad-
mitted when fully understood that the
"faculty had not demanded too much"
of tbe students as condition to reinstat-
ing them." They state too that
The subject was freely discussed be-
tween citizens and students and after
more rt flection the students thought an
apology was due the faculty and in a
manly manner called a meeting drew
up and voluntarily signed a paper satis-
factory and creoi table to themselves.
This was presented by these gentle-
men so they state and everything was
satisfactorily arranged and the stu-
dents unconditionally reinstated. The
gentlemen go on to state that in conse-
quence of numerous letters from par-
ents and guardians asking about the
trouble it became necessary for tbe
president of the faculty to publish a
letter in the Christian Advocate. They
We have carefully read and have
failed to find in it any reflection upon
the students or any misrepresentation
of the facts in the case as understood
by us. And as the friends of .the
students having acted as their agents
at their request in presenting their
apology to the factulty we honestly
think that no promise made by the
regent or faculty was violated by Dr.
' Mood in bis communication' to the
Advocate but rather that he set forth
tbe facts impartially truthfully and
We simply give the points in this
letter desiring and intending to be
dragged no further into these matters
of differences between the professors
and students which as we have 'iaid
amounted at first to little since ou
the side of the latter it appears to
have been only some innocent First of
April fun while the dignity of pro-
fessors bad to be maintained by pur-
suing a course requiring the boys to
say-they had dono a foolish thing in
which no insult was offered them.
The time approaches when Demo-
crats of Texas are to be called on m
convention to name a candidate for the
highest office in the gift of the people
of Texas. It is evident that this ques-
tion is already an all-absorbing one in
the public mind for the people are so
earnest in this behalf that they are
probably npt giving enough thought
to who should fill the minor offices
of State. There can be no doubt that
O. M. Roberta is the choice first last
and all the time for Governor among
those people upon whom fall largely
the burden of supporting government
and anyone who attended the late con-
vention at Galveston stultifies himself
by pretending to doubt that he is al-
most as emphatically the choice of the
whole people of the state. Such as-
surance of strength however mutt
not lead them to repose in the canvass.
The opposition to him is in skillful
hands and is eternally active and vig-
ilant. Garbled extracts from messages
containing just enough to make it -appear
that he has uttered what in fact
be never uttered and which make him
appear to mean what he never in fact
intended are being circulated as indus-
triously and almost as secretly as nihil-
ist papers. The Lieutenant Governor's
"interview" taken no doubt during
brief moments allowed him from im-
portant legal business while at tbe
Capital together with a letter of a
member of .the Fifteenth legislature
signed "B" bound in pamphlet form
are being circulated where it is thought
opinion may be influenced. No one
on the title page or in any other man-
ner is responsible for this little book
and it goes forth in that respect just
as a piece of criminal literature does
without paternity. Thus and in many
other ways known perhaps only to the
principals and the members of a corres-
pondence bureau does the opposition
work. Of course there are agents every-
where and these are sure to make their'
appearance in the primary conventions
where they will enter as stealthily as
Grecian soldiers advanced upon Troy
and as dangerous unless there is watch-
fulness at all points. Ia these pri-
maries the people must if at all ex-
press themselves.' It ia their only
chance to be heard. The woik that is
done in tbem will control tbe conven-
tion that finally makes the nomination.
Let this not be forgotten. It is to tire
primary conventions the people should
attend with jealous care. It is in these
they must assert themselves and their
rights. They musjnot sit quietly down
and allow themselves to be cheated
out of their choice by convention
legerdemain and then take it out in
berating and in envtighmg against
conventions and piling anathemas on
politicians. The stake is too great to
allow that breed of men to play the
game alone. If the unprecedented
majority in favor of the re-election of
Roberts allow themselves to be de-
feated they deserve the humiliation of
defeat and all the evil that may flow
The Eeete sajs tt does not doubt
that Dr. Russell of Bell county
"stsnds high as a gentleman and a
physician." and then it says we stall
claim that bo good rota was ever mob-
bed in Ball county. It will pleaaa tell
how it can harmonize the two expres-
sions. If Dr. Russell he a gentleman
as it admitA how can he be a food
man and tell the falsehood charged
against him! Isn't It faanv?
Harvesttcg has commenced ia ears
LOOK OUT -FOB THsTrX.
Another thing must be looked after
in the primaries. A custom prevails
among candidates snd those who repre-
sent them of drumming np a force to
carry measures alone in the direction
of individual interest and this system
has been carried .on until conventions
have been seriously dsmaged in the
public estimation. The people feel all
right on questions of public import-
ance but they are inactive while de-
signing ones and the tricksters are hard
at work building up interest alone for
themselves oftener than otherwise di-
rectly in antagonism to the best public
ends. Primaries are called and at
once the chronic office-seeker or his
henchmen become as active as bees in
boney-makiDg time. They are usually
the possessors of more leisure moments
than anybody else for they have learn-
ed as a general thing to do no work
and to live upon the exertions of other
people whom ' they habitually rob
by one or another means. These
take the streets in the day time and at
night they push themselvea through
the alleys and into the Blum society of
towns and cities and this or that voter
who can be depended upon for the
work engaged in is engaged for the
primaries. Time rolls on and the day
arrives when a community should make
its political opinions-known and while
the office-seekers and their strikers
are on band the working people arc
too busy to attend and the com-
munity is outraged for two reasons
as may be seen the one bccauBO per-
sonal interest and trickery has been
vigilant and the other because good
men have failed to do their duty. The
Statesman's object in calling attention
to these things is that the people may
be aroused and be on the lookout
for these men who do the drumming
for political conventions. Watch for
the men who engage in such
work and dot tbem down as either
themselves cormorants who would
prey upon the public or those who ex-
pect to run machines In partnership
with tbem. When the political drum-
mer comes around wanting men to
attend the primaries in the interest of
any one man ninety-nine- times out
a hundred it were prudence to attend
the primary and vote on all questions
in opposition to the drummer. He is
a dangerouB man and is known in
every community. He is most often
the chronic office seeker who ex-
pects preferment at the " hands
of the people after he has' imposed
himself upon them through the agency
of a .stocked convention. Thus the
Democratic party has been weakened
here in Travis county and in the city
of Austin and thus it has been un-
dermined in all quarters. Those who
have repudiated the acts of conven-
tions so manipulated are none the less
good Democrats. They are those wbo
have been in favorpf principle and not
of men. They have a theory which they
would see carried out by those en-
trusted with office and knowing the
office-seeker and the professional poli-
tician care nothing for public weal bo
long as personal desire may be grati-
fied they have refused in many in-
stances to support them. And now
the appeal is made to these people
who have the welfare of the county
and state at stake that they hereafter
taVe the place of the political drum-
mers and wire-pullers in the primaries
snd they will then see the nominees
such men as they may readily sup-
port and who when in office will re-
flect credit upon the people they repre-
sent. Conventions in the abstract
should not be condemned but they
should be sustained by the masses
who can be protected alone through
them and when this is done some of
these tricky fellows who engage to de-
feat public opinioa will be called upon
to do an honest day's work.
THE WINNING DEMOCRAT.
The tone of the Northern press goes
to show that Mr. Bayard as the Demo-
cratic nominee could carry New York
New Jersey and Connecticut. As
against Grant or Blaine it is conceded
too th'at the German element in Ohio
being a balance of power between the
two political parties of the state would
secure that state for him and with either
one of these men as the Republican can-
didate it is asserted by many that he
would carry Indiana. The three first
named states can be carried by no man
who is the least tinctured with opposi-
tion to hard money and without them
there is no probability of the Demo-
cratic party being successful. There
is and can be no positive opposition to
Mr. Bayard in New York or New Jer-
sey or in Connecticut and while he
may not be the first choice of del-
egations because of state pnde in
state candidates there can be no
objection among delegates from any
of the Eastern States to him
since public opinion unaided by the
machine process has already crystalized
about him. New York offers no man
as a candidate but what has been beat-
en for the Presidency and it were folly
ho set Mr. Tilden up to be voted for
by Democrats in a number of the
states since it Is asserted for many of
them that in the event of his nomina-
tion r electors would not even be ap-
pointed and it is believed that. a half
dozen of the Southern states with
Tilden as the candidate would be
lost to the national Democracy.
Of all men who have been mentioned
for the Presidency Bayard should be
the first choice of all Southern States
but machines are at work here as
elsewhere and though he may be ad-
mired by the masses the grinders are
rarely enlisted in his behalf. Bayard's
nomination in this respect would be a
triumph in behalf of pure government
unknown in this country for these
twenty years and it would be
evidence of a purpose to return to
tried and true principles from which
the people have been too much separa-
ted by the politicians. Bayard' is
loved and honored at home and abroad
on account of his rare virtues and his
para statesmanship. Though Delaware
is a small state be can carry it with
unanimity and this Is what can be said
in behalf of no other candidate. Mr.
Tilden meets with strong opposition
ia New York as does Hancock in
Pennsylvania and Thurman ia Ohio
and EaglUh in Corsecticut and it is
almost certain that not one oS these caa
carry fcU own state. Hendricks might
carry Indiana b he could not carry
New York or Connecticut and proba
bly not New Jersey. Not only does.
Bayard possess the qualifications and
tbe record to carry the strong itates of
the East but it is admitted on all sides
that his devotion to the constitn wn
and his fidelity to civil functions of
government eminently qualify hinTjust
now to lead the country back to pure
republicanism as antagonized by the
military teadency as presented through
. A writer in the Dallas Timet signing
himself "Trinity" hearing a feeble
call for crucifixion concludes that it is
of course . Governor Roberts who is
wanted and then he proceeds to give
reasons why tbe people do not desire
him crucified. He says:
If Governor Roberts' administration
in fourteen montha reduced the public
debt over ftOO.000 and by converting
ten per cent state bonds into five per
cents saving to tbe people in annual
interest for many years to come the
sum of $57000 will the people crucify
him to make room for an untried roan?
If under his administration 22000
more children than ever before attend-
ed the public schools for a longer av-
erage time and ryider better average
teachers besides running the state nor-
mal school with 100 students for
$183000 less than previously paid will
the people crucify him?
If under his administration for the
first year such has been the result and
there will be nearly $100000 added to
the fund for the second or incoming
scholastic year will the people crucify
If under his administration there
has been more state school land sold in
the last five months than in tho previ-
ous fire years thereby rapidly adding
to the public school fund will tho peo-
ple crucify him?
If under his administration the
frontier and police forces have been
maintained as efficiently as ever for
$75000 less per annum than previously
paid will the people crucify him7
If under his adminstration all four
per cent state warrants have been
pid and $3000 interest per annum
stopped will the people crucify him?
If by his wise and honest adminis-
tration there are now in the treasury
over $300000 to meet the current ex-
penses of the. state and $50000 more
to pay on the public debt will the
people crucify him! .
I' under his administration the two
penitentiaries can soon hold 2000 pris-
oners within their walls and hiring
them can be stopped will the people
If under his administration oyer
5000000 acres of public lands have
been set apart for sale for money to pay
oS the public debt and sales are actu-
ally being made so as to relieve the
taxpayers of that debt ' and its enor-
mous interest will the people crucifj
If by hia policy of strict economy
and the enforcement of tho tax laws
and his earnest desire to augment the
school fund by the sale of the school
lands he has shown himself to be a
better and wiser friend of public
school? than any of the selfish dema-
gogues ; or brainless scribblers who
Have so ruthlessly assailed him and un-
scrupulously misrepresented his true
position will the people crucify him?
If the people see that his policy of
"pay as you go" has inspired confi-
dence placed our credit at and above
par and foreshadows a reduction in
taxes with a steady increase in the
funds and the efficiency of our school
system will they crucify him?
Demagogues on- the one hand ring-
sters on the other and superficial scrib-
blers who write as they are bidden or
in the interest of cliques and "dark
horses" may shout till dooms day
"Crucify him 1" "Crucify him 1" But the
people the laboring producing and
business classes who seek not offices
but desire to enjoy the fruits of their
labors through low taxes honest and
efficient government won't crucify
worth a cent. They want more of the
same sort and to that end will re-
elect the wise firm honest and conser-
vative old statesman by such over-
whelming odds as to put bis slanderers
and traducers to shame.
FASCINATING UNTO DEATH.
The St. Louis Gldbe-Demoerat notices
the suicide in St. Louis of Capt. Ed
ward Wright son of Judge Wright
who was lately convicted and fined for
an aBBault on Secretary Delano and
then pardoned by the President. Capt.
Wnght was a distinguished officer in
the Uniled States ordnance corps. Two
years ago he met at the Hot Springp
in Arkansas Bessie Paschall Gassa-
way well known in Austin where
she has spent much of ber life
this city having for many years been
the home of. her father Judge Pas-
chall of legal fame. She was then the
divorced Wife of Frank Ga9saway and
Capt. Wright fell desperately in love
with her and at the end of two weeks
from their meeting they were made
man and wife. The Qlobe-Democrat
tells the sad feature that led to the
suicide of the brilliant young officer:
Three months ago they separated
and since then Capt. Wnght had been
depressed and gloomy. After a pain-
ful interview with her last week they
parted finally she winging her way to
Philadelphia and fresh fortunes and
he ending bis unhappy life by a pistol
shot from his own hand. The career
of bis wife has been something re-
markable. Seldom outside of novels
and old memoirs do we know of a
woman exerting such power over men
by the mere spell of beauty. -Gray-beards
and callow youths have wor-
shipped her and grave politicians and
professional men have gone wild.
As a young lady she was a
belle and aa a lovely widow she
exerted a more potent power. Don
Cameron at one time was announced as
about to marry her. A graceful and
perfect figure great sad pathetic eyes
fine features and a most lovely smile
first impress one on seeing her but the
indescribable charm the strange fascin-
ation of her ways the witchery and
magic of her are too evanescent and
intangible for prose. Her beauty her
life and her fortunes would need the
worldly gushing pen of "Ouida" to
portray some sides of it; for others the
profound analysis of George Eliot
could hardly suffice. As a figure in the
social world she is destined to reap-
pear and those who have watched the
amazing incidents of her life since she
first entered Washington precocious
young witch of sixteen will not be
surprised at any sequel.
The San Antonio Exprt thinks it
atrange at least that the suit against
tbe International railway was not be-
gun before it proposed to extend its
line beyond Austin. Had the hne
never beea prosecuted further than
Austin to which point it was built
within the term of its charter there
would never have been reason for suit.
When the company propose to construct
a road after it has not complied in its
annual construction with the provisions
of its charter then it ia time to teat
validity of claims that may hereafter
ba presented to the state. These suits
cost the statu money and should be
brought only when the rights of. the
state art ta be affected and never oth-
erwise. But the ErpraM after stating
that Jts suit was brought to stop the
building of the road beyond Austin
has acknowledged it will have nof-
fect upon its rapid construction.
The Washington correspondent of
the SaA Antonio Erprttt says :
- We read aa interesting interview in
one of your atate papers some time ago
of Uriaa Lett on His visit to the capi-
tal city. He r barged that ('jngress-
man Upson treated him cavalierly in
not introducing him to the chairman
of railroads in the House. The facts
are these as gathered from an eye-witness
ia the House: Upson came up to
Cabell the chairman and laid "Ca-
bell Ltott is outside and wishes to be
introduced to you." Cabell replied
"I dont want anything to do with
hirja ; I believe he ia a bad man and if
I go out there I shall insult him." Up-
so said "Go on my account then."
Cabell said " 1 will go entirely on your
account Upson." He did go and soon
returned to his se t and remarked " I
guess that raecal vrill let me alone
now !" These are tbe facta in the case
tor which he charges Upson with being
uncivil to him.
Hon. YJeosoe Washikoton Jones
says: "Texas ia entering an era of
progressive development which re-
quires a bold courageous liberal and
comprehensive statesmanship." Hav-
ing said this much he declares his wil-
lingness as the TtUgrain puts it in
making the announcement for him "to
lead the independent element of the
state as a candidate for Governor in
the approaching campaign against Gov-
ernor Roberts." And now what the
Statesman desires to know is whether
the Telegram will follow Wash Jones
or the Alcalde. It i aa imortaot
question since the prople of Texas
want t' know wbioU of the two ia to
The editor of tho Henili-rmn Tinny
coys with the people through his pa'
per and with an eye on Peyton F. Ed'
wards' old seat in the Senate says he
won't and then hu sys he will if the
dear people must have him. All this
is so nice-and modest and so appropri-
ate in an aspirant for office and it
shows that the editor is one of nature's
noblemen. There must be a nobility
class in those parts since this excel-
lent editor says be will throw himself
on the country "isolated from every
fictitious anvantage that rank birth or
fortune may bestow." Such talk is
good at Henderson but in a republi-
can country it would not do.
The Telegram in reply to the States-
man's assertion that government has
no right to force one man to pay for
schooling another man's child trium-
phantly wants to know if the govern-
ment has any right to tax a citizen of
Austin " to protect the life of the edi-
tor oLthe Statesman or his property."
There is evidently somebody writing
for the Telegram who would be bene-
fited by a little school-boy training.
Protection of person and property is
the cardinal principle of all society or-
ganization for governmental purposes ;
but we do not refer to an established
principle expecting for one moment
that it way be understood by the Tele-
A writer in the Bastrcp Advertiser
is surprised that the paper should pub
lish argument against dancing and
proves from Holy writ that it is good
for the soul. The writer refers to the
fact that Moses after being delivered
from the wilderness suffered bis sister
to lead the dance in honor of the deliv-
erance. All the Statesman desires to
know in the premises is if Moses' sis-
ter led in one of these close hugging
round dances. Let the writer tell us
this was so and prove it and we will
speak for the Advertiser and promise
that it will no more publish anything
The conduct of the leading organ
of the opposition to Governor Roberts
shows to what desperate extremes the
malcontents and office-seekers resort.
Therefore we may be excused for again
quoting an offensive paragraph -from
the Telegram touching an executive
whose character has and will stand the
attacks of those who engage in vilify-
ing him. It says t
The best plan would be to lodge in
the legislature or a board of pardons
a power that is now fast becoming sim-
ply a politxal engine and a matter of
pecuniary profit barter and sale.
The Philadelphia Time says that
Col. Fred Grant A. D. C declares
that his father will seek re-election to
get the third-term bugaboo out of the
minds of the people. He argues that
there may be occasion some time for
the re-election of some president to a
third term and that in such a case the
George Washington precedent might
woik harm. The Colonel's argument
is not pleasing to people who want it
understood that no one man's elevation
ever has been is now or ever shall be
necessary in this republic.
Vice President Wheeleb says the
Boston Traveller regards Mr. Bayard
as the strongest man the Pemocrats
can nominate bo . far as New York
State is concerned much stronger.even
than Mr. Seymour. He has the pres-
tige of being right says the Traveller
on the financial question and .this
would give him many a vote that
would be given to no other Democratic
The anti-Roberts organs abandon
argument and resort to low flung in-
uendo but we are Surprised to see the
Erpre taking position behind the
7WyrJtowith such expressions as this t
Lanham Preston Krebs and Cow-
ard might be placed on the trusty list
and sent out on an electioneering tour
for their favorite candidate for Gover-
nor. The McDaffie (Georgia) Journal
Ia the South Bayard is by far the
most popular man yet mentioned and
i( he were nominated be would arouse
an enthusiasm never known before in
our section. But we fear that he like
Webster and Seymour and Bell and
Crawford is too great and pure a
statesman and patriot ever to be Presi-
The Henderson Time shows ex-
cellent good sense in opposing primary
elections. If its desire be to maintain
party unity it should always oppose
them. It was the primary election
system that threw the Democratic
party fl Austin Into disorder and it
has never recovered from it.
The report that the Rev. Ezra D.
Winslow the fugitive Boston forger
ia living at Buenos Ayres is confirmed.
His assumed name 'is Daniel Warren
Lowe and he lattlv married a Miss
Clark aged 18 though he has a wife
ia Boston. He became aa active mem-
ber of a Protestant church and super-
intendent of its Sunday school soon
alter his arrival ia Boenoa Ayrea but
was expelled when his identity was es-
TEXAS FACTS AND FANCIES.
. Houston has a bonded warehouse'!
The artesien well at Coraicana la four
hundred feet deep and as dry as con
A .little Mexican boy died the other
day near San Antonio from the effect
of a rattlesnake bite.
Washington county reports thit no
such flattering crop prospects hav?
been known lor twenty years.
A train of twenty wagons is on the
point of leaving Clay count?- for the
lately discovered silver minea of New
John Keller of Taylorsville at night
mistook bis wife for a burglar and shot
her. Luckily the wound was not a dan-
The Floresville Chronicle says petro-
leum probably in vast quantities bn
been found near bm'henand Spring?
in Wilson couaty.
The Lockbart Ke Echo says: "Mr.
G. P.Cherry has instituted suit against
Jacob Halfin et al. for $55000 for the
alleged coercion of hie wife."
R.' P. Reilly the Dallas bigamist
twenty-six years old who married
three wives has been sentenced to
three years in the penitentiary.
Willie Patterson aged sixteen acci-
dentall shot and killed Robert Jones
aged eighteen years while carelessly
handling a pistol at Fort Worth.
Mrs. McAllister of Fort Worth is
the mother of triplets one boy and
two girls that in the aggregate at
birth weighed thirteen and one-half
Gen. Sedgwick the' gentleman wbo
was in charge of the Federal building
in Austin has been sent to A rati 8 its
Fass to prosecute the work of it im-
provement. Millions of qtriped worms have ap
peared in tho wheat in Northern Texas.
It ia thought that so far from being an
injury they will be of benefit in pre-
venting rust. "
The Southern Pacific of California
the Denver and Rio Grande the Texas
and Pacific and the Galveston Harris-
burg and San Antonio railroads are ail
reaching for El Paso Texas. -
H. Dorman a late agent of the Singer
Machine Company has been arrested
for forgeries amounting to several
thousand dollars executed in Jack
Parker and Palo Pinto counties.
A petition is being circulated in
Deuison asking tor the full and uncon-
ditional pardon by the Governor of
Krebs and Preston and a similar effort
is being made in other localities.
The Sherman Chronicle says the
new leader writer on the staff of the
Houston Post employs the word 'tan-
tamount' in almost every editorial.
Can't be change it and give us cata-
mount for awhile?
Congressman Mills sets his judgment
against all our senators and representa-
tives in the matter of the San Antonio
and Mexican border railroad. Roger
always plays a loan hand" says the
Watchman if he is much behind.
Comanche Springs near Fort Stock
ton give out water possessing peculiar
medical properties. 'It is said that
drinking this water and bathing in it
will cause lean persons to fatten rap
idly.- It is pleasant both for drinking
The Dallas Ilerall is informed by
parties from the staked plains that
wild horses and buffalo are on their
way southward in numbers larger than
has been known for years. This is
believed to be owing to the failure of
pasturage on the upper plains.
A great fuss was made over tbe in
tended removal of Noltsinger's remains
from Gainesville to Virginia but when
he was dead there was no money to use
for the purpose and the people of
Gainesville had to raise $60 with which
his father was sent back home.
Rev. D. E. Andrews of Dallas was
charged with having too wives and
When he learned that all was fixed for
being confronted at the same time with
the two it was too much for even
Christian endurance and he did what
a preacher should never do skipped.
Goobers are being planted extensive-
ly in the country to the southeast of
8 an Antonio and it is expected that
600 bushels to the acre will be the crop.
If this be so there will be no holding
Capt. Pitts and some other Georgians
in Austin at home during "grabbling"
Permshia James Mayo the ten-year-old
daughter of a poor woman living
near Sherman was lately kidnapped by
a man calling himself Hobbs. Mrs.
Mayo hired her little girl to him think-
ing him as represented a farmer living
near and this is the last she has heard
of the child.
The Telegram says: "Woe to the
supporters of Roberta for they shall
come to grief. Their goose is being
rapidly cooked hy the Sayers men."
And so it may be that the fires are be-
ing lighted all around for Major Say-
ers was in Austin yesterday and it was
tho hottiest day of the year.
It is said that the impression that
was lately given out by the proprietors
of the Galveston Netcs that tbe paper
was going to be removed from Galves-
ton had the effect of adding to tbe
wealth and property of the Xeic a val-
uable block of ground in Galveston
donated by its citizens. Tbe States-
man wants to move froai Austin.
The Tyler Courier explains why
"Gnat Qurious" is so fond of the ex-
pression " brace up." It has been hav-
ing him closely watched and says it
takes strong brazing up (which means
three fingers of whisky each time) to
keep this "Qurious Gnat " buzzing
and that he ordinarily braces up in this
wise not less than twenty times each
day. It takes about two gallons to put
Qnat through one day when in Austin.
A fancy young Eoglishman W. A.
C. Quarrell received a cowhiding at
the hands of Mrs. Stapletonan Eng-
lishwoman in ber own house in San
Antonio. Quarrell had been running
wrh tbe male Stapleton for about two
weeks and in that time had gotten nd
of some $900 of Stapleton's money. It
was the occasion of Quarrell asking for
more money that Mrs. Q.'s patience
gave way when she did a duty to her-
self in handsome style.
Tbe Marshall lfeenger srfys: "Ben
Thompson an Austin desperado and
gambler carries things with a bigh
hand there. Twice recently he closed
up a game of keno did some promis-
cuous shooting and cleared the room
of its occupants. The Statkmas
says no attempt was made to arrest
him. A detachment of State troops
ought to be called out to suppress this
mac who single-handed defies the
officers of our capital city.
.The officers of the Houston and
Texas Central railway just elected are
Charles A. Whitney president; G.Jor-
dan vice president and general man-
ager; E. W. Cave treasurer; A. S.
Richardson secretary. Tbe directors
are Charles A. Whitney and A. C.
Hutchinson of New Orleans ; John J.
Cisco and Richard J. Morgan of New
York; Charles Fowler of Galveston
and O. Jordan A. Groesbeck E. W.
Cave and A. S. Richardson of Hous-
ton. The Denton Monitor is enraged at
the insult offered to the good name
of Denton county by the lynching farm-
ers of Tarrant county who pursued
and hung Charley Gray and Matt.
Henderson. Of them it says: They
should be hunted down and punished
for seeking to stain tbe good name of
Dentoa county with the blame of a
deed belonging to Tarrant. ve be-
lieve our sheriff Capt. R. H- Hopkins
will so move in the matter as to bring
these shirking lynchers to the respon-
sibility of their own affair aad relieve
Dentoa of a stigma which does sot be- j
long to her."
The peanut stands coiod'aib of dull
Down at Houston tbev have a Boha-
mUn club and Maj it D. L. McQary ii
president of it. At a meeting the oth-
er day he was presented witn a hand-
some gold -headed care ia considera-
tion ot tbe esteem in which he is held
by the members of U. r!o!. A nice
speech was mad by Mr. E. P. Graven
to which Major Dan tried to rt ply but
his throat was too dry for txprrssion.
However be invited tbe Bohemians to
"Dress on the bar" and wlien the
drinking was nver he left ths newly-
received present aa seouM'y for the
The Greenback-Labor coutc ntion of
Lamarconnty indorsed the Weaver res-
olutions ct kng a;r presented in
Gocgress. It iodorel the late nomi-
nation of Col. B. J. Cri&inbeis. of Tex-
as for the vice presidency an. I recom-
mended Gen. J B. Weaver of Iowa
H. B. Wright of Penimviviijjia and So-
lon Chase of Maine as first second and
third choice for president. They
named Hon. E. L. Dohoney as dele-
gate to Chicago and resolved that -the
Greenback-Labor party of Tex a should
put a full ticket in the field for state
and county officers.
The Galveston Xeie after comment-
ing upon mob-violence in Bell coiintv
and seeing that the grand jurj of thai
county takes no steps in punishing
such violence says: "According to
the lUriew Dr. Rujsell was never
whipped at all or clue he did it him-
self. We have ofteu read of very
pious persons such as medieval monks
chastising themselves a cheerful cue-
torn which tbe Beet of the penitents of
New Mexico keep op to th's day; but
that a notorious unbeliever like Dr.
Russell should cbat:se himself re-
quires official confirmation. Accord-
ing to the Jietietr a stalwart Ktutucky
minister of the gospel hearing of tho
eloquence of Dr. Russell h an ex-
pounder of infidelity came to Bell
county for no u'her purpose IUbii to
meet the Doctor on thn stump. lie
did " not propone to whi ttio
devil around the stump but to
whip him on tbe stump. As Kusccll
had no particular desire to sutler anni-
hilation he got up tbe cock-and-bull
etory about bis having been whipped.
Such in brief is the story the public
is asked to believe. Ia about a year
we may be prepared to bear that the
Dow brothers seized themselves and
beat themselves over "the head with
pistols and finally persuaded the coun-
ty court to adjudge them lunatics &cd
send them to Austin. The alibi on
the part of the mob in the Russell case
is about a year too late and it will re-
quire at least a year in the Dow case
for the public mind to prepare itself to
accept a similar plea."
TEXAS POLITICS. '
The Tyler papers say it was not in
consequence of opposition to Governor
Roberts that Messrs. Bonner and Hern-
don were not made delegates to Galves-
ton but that it was in consequence of
these gentlemen failing to support the
nominees of the last regular county
convention that they were passed by.
The Democrat says : "The Democratic
party here is. not now divided and has
never been divided except upon one
question and that was the anti-subsidy
question. This question was forced
into the countv nominating convention
to which the Chronicle alludes indeed
was made the all-controlling issue in
that convention and on 'that account
many Democrats in tbe county refused
to recognize it as a Democratic conven-
tion or to support its nominees as Dem-
ocratic nominees. Right or wrong.
and let who may be at fault this was the
trouble and this was all. TheDemocratic
party of Smith county has had no quar
rel and no division upon any political
or party issue or Democratic principle.
but simply upon a local financial ques
tion which had no business in pontics
at all. The great question with the
Democracy of Smith county now is or
ought to be whether this local ques-
tion and tbe passions and prejudices
engendered by its discussion can be
eliminated from the real issues and
principles which ought to govern tho
party so that harmony may again pre
vail in ourraDks." Touching the same
question the Courier says: "These gen-
tlemen 'sat down' on the action of
the county Democracy. The next con
ve'ntion that assembled in this county
was on the sixteenth of last month. It
assembled to send delegates to the Gal
veston convention. Here the chick
ens came home to roost. They were
intentionelly 'sat down on.1 But they
went to the Galveston conventiOu any'
how and several hours after a per ma
nent organization was effected and ofli
cers elected they were added to the
list of vice presidents of the state
Democratic convention. But if m
ports be true it wae not very compli
mentary to themselves if we are to
attach any weight to modesty; but it
seems they were not even then happy'
csatiBtactory evidence nas reached us
that these gentlemen exerted them
selves to cripple the rightfully chosen
delegates from their own county and
by this and other- means defeat tbe
wishes of the Democratic party . at
home. -Their conduct two years ago
and;their conduct two weeks ago is
conclusive in our mind that it is not
Democratic harmony and success they
want but Hern don and Bonner success
Kegclates the Bowel rorrecta Kidney
Derangements Cleanaea the Blood and re-
moves Fecal Matter from the btomaoh.
All complatnta such aa Biliouanesn Head-
ache CoKtiveneaa Indlgeation fain in the
hide. Back or Cheat Lanjruidivnw. Dizzi-
ness Soar stomach. Etc. are speedily car-
ed by this Wonderful Remedy
From Kerr. Dr HcAnally editor of tbe St
Louis Christian Advocate
" I haretried J. ft C. Majrn ire's Conda-
ratiiro on myself and others and It ia my
opinion that to prodaca healthy and sale
u". inn on the Liver .Kidneys and secretions
V'-ii'-riilly there ia not a better medicine
known and for peraonaof Bilious or Cos-
tive haMta iu action ia moat effective and
salutary." I. R. McANALLV.
A TcstlaisalaJ Trm s wrll-kaawa Aelor
Kit. tbe Arfcaatss Traveler. -
Meana. J. A C. Maoctkk:
ioor Cunduranjro ami Benne Plant now
two Justly celebrated medicines have
proved such invsiuaiile remedies in my
experience that I can oonfldently recom-
mend tbem. Their success is truly remark-
- f . 9. CHAXFKATJ.
8L Lsala t tjTenltr.
" .. M. Louis Maya wn.
Messrs. 3. k C. Magcibk:
-You- celebrated Ctindorana havlnf
been sneceiuiuily used lor a letueth ol time
tn the Infirmary of our I institution we caa
recommend it ua a valuable speciae.
Jtr. WOODWARD. Innruariaa.
WOOD MEDICINE CO. .
8ol Paoraiaroas ex. Lot iA MO.
GREAT NORTHERN RAILROAD.
International L?2 Route.
THE DIRECT LINE FROM AND TO
Th attention dr pasaencwra la lnvlud to the
t me or Arrival and Depanars ot Trfcln at th
wu u.mru u u roilovtng
NEW TIX B CARD:
JaJfXriM. Tkn' Tim (urJ. .voli Aii.1.
L.v 4.1Rp. m..fiaa Antonio T.OB p. ra. Ar.
i. m-J " "' U.i a. as. -
. - ni Austin .una.au "
Ar.lu.Ma. ni.. Round Hock ? M a. m. "
" n.a.m...Tarlortrekfam) a.40 a m.
-l0 n. m . Hfarno (dinncxl . i Ws.m.
..o p. ra.. Palestine tsapper) atop. m. Lv
" a. ra ..Tj'.er 4.40pm.
! .2 m" -Banderaoa s.w p m
. 1141 a. m...Lonsviw i.sfi n. m
40 a. nu..MaisbaU (dinner) 10 p. nu Ar
6.80 a. m...Trxarkana brkfs) S.40 a. m.
p. nu. Litue Hock tdin'rk S.40 a. nu Lv
en. mi unHi niatisnpi?Mm a. nu Ar.
10..V1 p. nu.. Poplar blufl 6 10 p.m. -
X.X1 a. nu..Cairo --
.t a. hi. ..araaia iainneri. iud.u. "
-t p. m. Lv
M a. m.. .fu Loots.
s.ki a. nu
11.10 p. nu
. ti.00 p. m.
7.4a u. nu
7 Sl p. nu.
1 43 p. m... Cincinnati
I.N) a. m . .Pittsburgh
S..'W a. ni.
lis p. m...Hanibarr UU P. nu
v p. b .oaaimcre si.iu p. m.
S.10 p. m.
7 40 p. m .
101 p. m.
" 11.06 p.nu
" !) Ma.ru.
ahin(ttonD C. T.4S p. nu
. PhUsdelihia 10 p.
.ew iork p. nu "
.Mtmphla 6.10 p.m.
.KachvUie S. 10a.m.
.Louisville 1..30 lV
" X.ltt p nu
a m p. m...'Datianoofra I 8 0 p. m.
M 11.00 p. m. . Atlanta . . 8.1H) p. ni. "
At LiTTi.n Rock Ark. and at CoLTMsr. Ky
(via Poplar UlnfD for the toutheaot. and in the
Ckiom Iikpot. f-r. Lotus with NoHMSU Kx-
pkeioi Thals- iu all direct oils.
Pvulman I'uici SijtsriNa Cabk between
Houston and M Louis without change.
DimmiCaki- letetn Houston and Willi.
St. Loris axo Tcxa Kact Frkk.ht Line-.
Through Cars ! N Trans-thipnu'o! ! Vmck
Time! Special itidurvuii-nt to
They all. fiud it to tht ir lntrreot to see tbe
ccuntryalont; thie tine before durlulDK to anttle
r"Kor TaruiTh TlrVt and information
J. 11. MiixtR. TirVi t -Vtf.-nl rorni-r Trrranit
and Market -.trout-. ti&lv'tou.
J. S. Lamikv Ticket CUrk Utiiou Depot
J. H. iSkiNNKK Tiiket Clerk; II earns.
P. J. La Ticket Clerk Austin.
J. M. Moiin lr. Sulirtttr.f; Freight and Pas-
aeuger Anna houniou
R. . Uate- Prv-idtnt.
11. M. Uoxib Vice Pre-ldcnt and General
Allen mcC-ot General Freight and Pasaea-g-er
General Offlces Palestixs Tkxak. marSO
The Texas and Pacific Raflway
AND ITS CONNECTION'S
M0STD1RECT at QUICKEST LINE
ALL POINTS IN TEXAS
BT. LOCI9 MKMPHI8
and all points
NORTH FAST AND .SOUTHEAST.
Trains arrive and leave Anstln Station as fol
low.: No. 3 mail and express arrives at 9 a. .;
No. 4 mall and express leaves at 9:30 A. M.
Connections at Texakna with all trains on
St. Louis A Iron Mountain and So Rwy. for all
points North East and Huulheaet. Al LuB it-
view Junction aud Miueola. with all trains on
International R. R. for Tler Pale-tine Hous-
ton Austin Galveston and Kan Autonio At
Dallas with trains of the Hook ton and Texas
Central Kwr. lor corrlcana Mexia Bramoud
Waco Calvert Brvan Herupatead. Hrenbam and
all points in Middle ani Southern Texas. At
Sherman with H. A T. C. Rwy. for all ptonta
on the line of that road. At Fort Worth with
stages for all oints in W enern Texas. At
Shieveport with Red River steamers for New
Orleans. Pullman's Palace blecphig Cars from
Fort Worth Dallas and Sherman to St. Louis.
Any Information in regard to rates of freight
ana parage time si a connections win nerneer-
'ally frivee on sDDlication to 4oo. Noble gen
eral sunt. Marrhsii Texas; W. 11. Newman
een'l fr't.airt.. Marshall. Texas or IL W. Thomp
son gen'l P. A T. 8(1. Marshall. Texas.mrttdlf
Iron Mountain Route
GO NORTH AND EAST VIA
TEXA8 & 8T.L0UI8 8H0RT LINE
Compered of International snd Grest Nort h
era Texas and Pacific and St. Louis Iron
Mountain and Southern Railways.
The Popular Konle from Anstlu to
NEW YORK CITS" BOSTON
and a 1 Intermediate points.
180 Miles Shorter and 9 Houis Oalrker
than any other linn. Throngh ticket on
sale at Austin and other principal points
. in Texas.
PULLMAN PALACE SLEEPING. CARS.
Baggage checked to destination. For tick-
ets and fnrther Informs' loa as to rates
' routes etc call upon
P. J. LAWLESS Agent
First National Bark building Austin Texas or
address O. W. Kuggles gin. pass. Agt.8t.Loul;
C. B. Klnmn s. w. pass agt. p. o. box 863
Houston Texas. mrt4 d8m
C. W. WHITE.
Bargains in Tinware.
Ilivir. a large stoci of stamped tin-
ware on haad and wishing to reduce
Sfme I will for tbe next 60 days sell
at 8t. Louis or New York prices. All
persons in need of tinware shonii avail
themselves of this liberal offer to stock
up. C. W. WHITE.
Cheap (looking Stoves
I am still selling cooking stoves at
very low prices. My asionment being
large I can sell a good cook stove witb
37 pieces of ware for $14.00 and larger
iizes or extension top stoves in propor
tion. C. W. WHITE.
First Class Mechanics.
Persons having any work to be done
in tinning plumbing or gas nticfr will
find it to tbeir interest to give me a
call. My prices are low and all wsrk
guaranteed first clas and satisfactory.
V. W. WHITE.
New Patent Churn Dash.
No family should be without tbe
new patent Churn Dash It does the
work in half tbe time. Satisfaction
giyen or money returned. Price 50c.
C. W. WHITE.
PROPOSALS FOR SLATING AND
Orncr. or Stmtavisrwa ABcarrraer
TaaAsi-ar DrrAKmairr. r
Sealed Dniooeal" will be reretved at this of
fice anill IS OS TdR TWENTIETH DAY
OF MAY. Issa. for the elating work also tae
copper and galvanised Iroa work for the roof of
ine laiiea eisiescoert noeae etc al Austin
Texas in accordance with drawlcra and aorrlc-
carions. copies of which for earn braarh and
any additional Information may be otalaine est
application al this odice or ths cmeeof the aa-
perintenoeaL " JAB G. HILL.
myy wzt Bapemaiag Arckueet.
. . n . - . n i i l t
uy . A- oanry oernre msec rmnnrn. . .
T. C June li li? a sorrel borse aloe I years
nlrf hM..! . loll AlaA. STST
mare aooot a years on nvaroj
. . - . ' . . j I . a. .A. aS
Also one aey mare yvrs
above. aJom Watk ntl -jrti.trttj
ed T oa thoaldtr: ail of .aid aalmala a ta-i
40. k c r T c
my 13 31 ruA & " -----
11. . .
' i L.)oasC. Wbltc
3. V. T. C. . April tt). o- "DT
Kr Hd-WOB i"'i .
ed O wth upper ad "i" TtJT.t2.JlZ'
"J.fnri rvvrr -r
STATE OF TEXAS Countt of
rtuMr:'11''1'"' Oara of Travis
The andendirneB wnald respenfally report
t bay borae. Jl or It rear old. 14i huida atirtu
branded B connected oa JeftAbooW r!aU
1 black bores 8 years old. 8 white l
. "TT hlta tret white
r It. on left tboaider. oaaaarn.
1 bar stallion aboat 15 kanda aih
years old. branded T oa left ahoaldv aad B no
1 bios roaa horse abont 14 banda ki.t. in
I years old. branded A with bar on top nnUar a
1 Speniaa brand on left hip and Bpaniah brand
on ru;nt aip.
1 black mare 6 years old IS hands hlrt
branded and counter-branded H DC cobjmc lad.
on left ahoalder and y on same abeuMer. ! '
1 sorrel horse about IS years old. lsv( hand a
high branded on left Jaw O and on left shoul-
der CUE. tbe IIS cauMCted. and on left thigh
L E and doable leaf on sans thick.
1 biwwn horse 14 hands high a or 10 years old.
branded Fast left thick and counter-branded
and O on r (tht shonloer right bird root whit.
i orowa Dorse aoont a years dm naade
ITS. SrAtuii4 . With Ka . am. tM. jim krt i . -
high branded A. with bar over top. oa left taw.
and W on left shoulder oa ieftblp and oa
1 baj mare abont 6 years old star in forehead
hind foet whue IS hands hick branded with
qoare with bar extended above oa right Sxlo.
and C on left shoulder.
I rrey niera t years old 14 hands high branded
8 on left sholader.
1 sorrel horse colt t years oM. to brand. -
1 loan horse eoit 8 years old no brand.
. .m s ra old. 13 hands high
blotched brand on right hip.
1 bay mare.S years old lihanda hlrb snip on
nose branded S oa left shoulder.
1 nar Biare 4 years old. IS bands high hrandfw
T with J above It on left shoulder.
1 gray stallion. 4 rears old 1M hands hlgn
branded with anchor with circle over ton.
A. C. CM A Mr ION.
.Commissioner for Travis Co. Texas.
i apl& wtt
THE STATE OP TEJA8 COUN-
TY OF" TRAVIS.
To Conntanc T. Cook and Abncr H Cook
jr. bet husband resident eitiasns of said oooa-
ty aad atate: sindey Fox Nellie Fox. Lwxie
t ox t raocta St. Jo Fox Lilly Kox and Fox.
whoee christian name is unknown. aU infant
children of Mary V. Fox and resident ciUsosa
ol the county of ran FraucJaro Iu the State of
California; James E Bon lain. M in tor T. Boul-
dia. Early BouMtu Bottle Boaldin WUleua
lonldln and Bouldtn whose ehristtaa name
is unknown all lataat cbiMrva of Jui a
lUwMlu. Jr. and resident citiaens of the eouaty
of IVtns In the Slate of Missouri; IX W. boul-
dlu and his wife. Belie Koutdtn. and D. W.
Bouldtn ir- Woodson Bouldm and Jaraea E.
Bjuldln infant children of ths said D. W. and
Belle Houldlu who together with their aald In-
fant children are resident citiaens of lbs coua-
ty of l'cttla. In said State of Missouri:
on are hereby notified that tbe International
and Great Nortscra Railroad Company on the
sixteenth da? of April A. 1. 18wl filed la the
County Court of TraTis County and State
of Texas a petition allcKtut la sub-
stance: That aald railroad waa corpora-
tion ruly organised under and by virtus of
the laws of tbe Mate or Texts: that by the sen-
eral laws of said Stale as' wall aa by Iba tar bis
of the charter 6f the International Railroad-
Company it waa authorised to take aad bold
any lands neoessary fur tbe purpose of construct-
ing iu railway; that It ia neceeeary for the par-
pose of establishing and ouuatruotlng said rail-
way in the construction of the same from the
city of Austin to the city of San Antonio that
said Internal lone! and Great Northern Hail road
Company should nave Ihs possession snd use of
a striu of land ona hundred feet in width ever
the following described tract of land la said
county of 1 ravls. and State of Texaa to-wit: a
part ot the Daac Decker league being the lower
hair lit tha upper half of said lsague (lees on
hundred sere.) situated on the south bank of
tha Colorado river In aald county said strip be-
ing more particularly described as follows to-
wit: me center line or point or said strip begin-
ning ou tha south bank of asid river ftV) fear
east of the northwest corner of said track of
land; thenc south ISO 10' west magnetic course
477 feet: thence soma 88 80' west majrneiie
course SlriO feet to the stone fence on the west '
line of said tract of land where tt passes out
thereof; thence entering again aald tract of land
in a course south ?o 40' wast ait toe tic course
4509 feet; thence aonth 8 10' east auaunetle
course 1&J8 feet aad thence with a curve SSitt
reel to were line psaece oat or aald tract of Jand
&) foet north SO a west from the southwest ear-
ner of aald tract of land making the length of
aforesaid center line through aal3 tract of land
to bs IS ltW feet and the total amount of land
embraced In said strip 100 feet In 'rldlh 84 S 10
acres more or leaa. Said petition further alien
that yon are part owners of said trart of land
una owners or an undivided flve-slxths Interest
in tbe strip of land aforesaid tha remaining
uuo-niiu using owneu in tee simple oy aaM pe-
titloner; that aald petitioner la unable to agree)
with the owners of said land for this purchase
thereof or upon tha dam ages and prays for tho
appointment of commissioners to assess tbe
damages In conformity to law; and farther praya
that tne decision of ihe commissi on era be re-
corded In the mlouies of said county court and
ba made the judgment thereof; for jndiiment
vesting tbe right of way over aald land tn peti-
tioner for the appointment of guardlana ad
litem for said Infant children and for general re-
You are further notified that on the tweuty-
sevenih day of May A. D. 180 at tha county
court house. In the city of Austin In said coun-
ty and state the undersigned aa special cora-
missionera appointed for this purpose under
authority of law by the eouaty judge of aaM
county and state will meet for the purpose or
hearing the parti oa in Interest and assessing tbn
damages in accordance with the atatatea In
such cases made and provided.
The sheriff of Travis county Texas la hereby
anthorixed to serve this notice by publishing
I he same In some newspsper published iu said
county of Travis once a week for four consecu-
tive weeks previous to the twentieth day r
May. A. D. 180 and also by delivering a eopy
thereof to Constance T. and Ahner H. Cook. r..
each in person or which he will make due re-
turn. Given under our hand this tha seventeenth
day of April. A. D. Ihhu at the city of Austin
county of Travis and state aforessld.
A. P. BLOCKER. .
FELIX K. SMITH
J. J. TOBIN.
Came U hand the nineteenth dsy of April. A
D. Iiesi. DENNIS CORWIN.
apittw4t Sheriff Travis County.
RARE CHANCE TO INVEST.
For sale ona block of lots in tha town of
Georgetown with Improvements coesisilng of
dwelllnv stable blacksmith shop. 60x30 cittern
and well acd some fruit trees. Also gin boase
t n root pat np and ran last fall now la good
running order; machinery consists of ona No.
8 Anus engine and boiler ona Harrison corn
mill.pne largs corn shuck r aud sheller one SO
saw gin counter shaft baltiag etc complete
and ready to run Also S ton wagon scales.
n ut sen tna wnoie lor coal or gin andATturea.
Apply to JAMKd tiLASS ColorafVs Bvw.nH
Aust ji Texas or to J. R. Mr-OORMICK oa tht
17. F. BENGENEil
IKortk of B. S. Bank's)
A Larsja Lett of CoKSa raffle
Cheap for Cash.
Sheet Ixron ' '
Watsr avod Cava PIpw
WOOD AND WILLOW WAR2.
KOOFIN41 AND CVTTCRIRQ eoM
" short aotica.
m.is w ... aav rswsravi
The IMpiim snd raw sbaat ewartWd a at
tbeCautaunlaa"ia 11. fMHriiikra
aW4sieraf.aWr.i aa I i4a
switlvs) Aa-Ue eas rtesur Ltft pe
HM-k. si. i rl ir t'lmilm aad T i ...
w. a aa v ila rMiM-.i ra
Land Certificate No. lot 4D acres Is-
sued by J.J. Groos Cemmiaainbfr of the Gsu-
ersl Land Office to tbe !.. fi. R. R. Co. ou .
Mav 14. VT.i. If sot heard from e-ilhla ( dare
from date application will he mad lor a dupli
E. A. GIRAl'T) Owner.
Arm .lm - apiiwvw
Thh-d class tt. K. rertlScata 4 tssoaAtft
Henry Schmidt for 640 acres trr the Board of
Land Gorrunlastnoffrs fr Austin eouaty. If
foand withia ninety days application wiil be
made for da plicate
gwtf for vwaer.
Cray's sFKciric nr.Ptctnm.
ey aid i
we. tt fol-1 - .
-r t rr-iu. a a a . .
A base; ss Loss of -ory I nlverssl IauiIdui
PsIb ha lte back ltrwae rf isn Hems' u re
Old A 7. sad masr ether Diseaiws Ucat seed t
laaaajty ut ConuapioB afad a J-reaiaiere
F partleaUra ra oar
pamphlet -'"""aeMre to send free by ma
t ev-ry o. Tbe upwiftr Medlrsne U so e
bv aJI xnryt!t at 81 per Peckatr-i. msiu..
st for f- JIM anil Ha S-nt fiee k ai
Ctyli la eony hy artdmesLng
TIIK CRAY nKSICIXB CO. .
.T fUork' DsTArrv M-
psT-.hold la Austin ai evervwaire b
Mew tha Capites aad Cocrr Avenue.
A. XTlrart doas Jlotel.
Rales ft M per day. Special raua by wane
fi f" aemiesl
S Jr Wa in
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