Weekly Democratic Statesman. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 1, 1881 Page: 1 of 4

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Malaria I an Umaen Vaporous
Polton spreading disease and death in
many localities lor which quinine la no
frenulne intldote but for the effects ot
which Hoatettftr'i Stomach Bitters ii not
only a thorough remedy but a reliable
preventive. To tbla fact there ia an over-
whelming array ef testimony extending
over a period of thirty yean. All dis-
order of the liver stomach and bowels
are alto eonquored by the Bitters.
Forsale by all Druggist and Dealers
generally. auglm.
THERE IS TOOBABLY a majority of the
tinman race sulterta from kidney complaint
TbiT snow themnWyes in almoat protean
liajws bnt alwsys lo the t'jjury of tbe pMIcnt.
They cause Indescribable aicony. The expert-
ocaof thirty years shows tbl tbe bent remedy
for thisciass of dtaeava iaj
' Tarrant's Beltser Aperient.
Ita nronertles are diuretic which are espec-
tally adaitftri f . r such care.
.-fVCJOTJST 23 188L
Coinbtues tbe sdranURes of the old Cnrrlca-
Jam with special and extended Instruction ac-
cording totbs Uulversity system.
Connected with it sre schsols of LAW of
MKDICIaic snd or ruAKJiAt l.
Special facilities given lor practcsl studies
. such a
-AKAiTTtoit. aud Asiucttltcral Case stbt
Land SrRviTiNo Dhawinq Book
KirriNo B'.tsiniss Law
Expenses Including tuition and room rent
$186 to psr annum.
Address for catalogue and particulars
Chapel Hill. N. C July 1- ans31dw3w
What Nature denies to many
Art secures to all. Ilagan'a
Magnolia Balm dispels erery
klemfch overcomes Redness
Freckles Sallowness Bough-
uess. Tan Eruptions and
Blotches and removes all evi-
dences or heat and excitement.
The Magnolia Balm Imparts
the most-delicate and natural
complexlonal tints no detec-
tion being possible to the clos-
est observation.
Under these circumstances a
faulty complexionls little short
of a crime. Magnolia Balm
sold everywhere. Costs only
75 cents with fall directions.
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a fW Jf m MlfffM' wa p.
- on dollar's votta of B t C n
rKAUCMT" sar fifty "7U r. ' ii
tH. nnreft w a j(S&
Secretary Kjrkwood ot tbe iu-
terior department does not believe
in civil service reform lie- gave
one man a $2000 position who could
not spell one word correctly lie
had done some partisan service
however which according to Kirk
wood fits man for any position
under the government.
The Waco Telephone has become
dishearteued in this university con
teat and has been devoting itself to
inquiry regarding campmeetinga in
Texas. After great labor in the
cause it finds there are over one
hundred now in full blaat. Who
will say therefore that n great
American custom is dying out.
There ia some mistake about
Hartmaun the Nihilist. The New
York Herald and the Chicago Tri
bune print interviews held with him
on the same day. Can it be as the
New York Truth claims that the
man we have been making so much
mas over is an impoAterr or are
there several of him? .
The anti-monopoly convention at
Utica declared against railroads ex
tending free passes to legislators.
Now the question arises how is the
objection to be enforced ? The aver
age legislator places his eye on the
railroad official and he holds it
there in a menacing gaze and the
railroad omcial trembles and pre
sents the pass and the railroad ques
tion goes a whooping through the
And now comes Mr. Finlayof Ty-
lerand declares that th medical aud
literary branches of a university are
not adapted to each other and that
they ought to be kept separate. It is
probably not Mr Finlay's fault that
he is so wretchedly informed as to
what constitutes a real university.
The more learnod doctors would tell
us that it ia all important to have
the medical department of a univer
sity in close contact with all the sci
entific and literary schools of such
an institution.
Judge Freeman having decided
thnt Brady had no right or power
to expedite postal routes except in
the manner prescribed by the law
requiring the advertising the service
to let it would seem that the star
route chief will have no c round to
stand upon when he comes to trial
Brady ordered increased service
without cause after the advertising
and letting of the original service
and 011 the basis of utterly fraudu
lent representations beyond doubt
known to Brady to be fraudulent.
The rage for bubble stock com
panies still agitates the British in-
vestor who ia placing his money in
every enterprise offering itself. In
one week last month thirty-nine
limited companies were organized
in London with a capital of $26000-
000. The liei includes nearly erery i
variety of company companies with
$1000000 capital to hunt for gold
reefs to manufacture patent medi-
cines to work copper aud lead
mines etc. The truth is that the
English capitalist has so much
money 'hat he actually does not
know where to put it and will invest
in any company with a high-sound
ing name. '
Ham White was pardoned by
President Hayes Hon. George
Washington Joues.it is said acting
as his attorney xnis same des-
perado has lately been arrested iu
Colorado on account of engaging
too freely in his old role of
highwayman and stage robber.
His Colorado alias . is H. M.
Burton and besides his western ex
ploits it is related that since his re
lease he has robbed two ' mail
coaobes in Texas and three in Ar-
kansas. White confesses to the rob-
bery of the mail coach between
Marysville and Gainesville on the
3rd of June when he got $1500 in
money. For this crime two men
are now held in default of bail. This
was certainly an unfortunate begin-
ning for what the ex-president may
have regarded as Mahoneism in
Probably the next thing heard
from Waco will bo that the cholera
or some other terrible disease rages
there. The Telephone tells that the
sewer deposits from the McLelland
House are emptied into the Brazos
just above where the water sup
ply is pumped from the river aud
that the dead cattle line the stream
for miles above the town where
they are decomposing ana adding
poison.to tbe water. The Telephone
says that the tasto of the water is
not only bad but that it smells."
The Statesman wants this thing
remedied before onr boys have to
go there to receive a university edu
cation. The Wacoites may live
under these circumstances but the
bov who has been drinking the pure
water of Barton Creek or of tho
Colorado would die instantcr
if forced to use auch stuff
as the people of Waco drink
Col. Campbell the only Grant
delegate to Chicago from Ohio
thinks all is not lovely for the Re-
publicans of his state. He is satis
fied that it they succeed in the fall
election it will be by the skin of
their teeth. He say the wounding
of Garfield sJone haa. saved them
from threatened jdefeat; that had
this not occurred they would have
gono into the. fight hopelessly di
vided and been overwhelmingly
beaten. As it was the Republican
chances were not he thought over-
favorable and the party leaders
would probably endeavor to bring
Garfield to the state should his con
ditlon allow it for a short time pre
rious to the election to work up
strength for them. Should Garfield
die before election day Campbell
thought that the state would go to
the Democrats by default as the
federal officials feeling that under
the new administration they would
be turned out. would not work ia
TV ssUUisasMM MWU Mw J T V I
tUe campaign. .
Two months ago a North Caro-
lina outlaw was shot with a rifle
bullet in precisely the same manner
as the president receiving also five
other bullets in various parts of his
body. He was attended by country
physicians in his cell and is now a
well man. This item may be circu
lated for the edification of Cundu
rango Bliss and his associates.
It is said that when the Southern
Pacific railway Is finished to New
Orleans that California wheat may
be laid down in Europe at an ex-
pense of not over forty cents per
bushel for transportation. Every
effort will be made to turn a vast
European immigration from New
York to New Orleans by direct
steamship lines and California ex
pects to supplant the heathen
Chinee with the Christian Circassian
"Koumiss" is fermented milk. To
give it to the average baby would
speedily produce cholera infantum.
The Brooklyn Eagle shows that the
proper diet for the president is
mother's milk fresh from the breast
and the reason assigned is that the
president's stomach is in precisely
tho condition of the new born babe.
If these things be so and the presi
dent die how can Guiteau be held
responsible for the death? These
blissful doctors hold to the theory
that the wound has nothing to do
with tho patient's present prostra
Owing to the agitation arising
from the probable extradition of
Hartmann the International Law
Conference at Cologne has unani-
mously adopted a resolution intro-
duced by David Dudley Field to
the effect that it is desirable in an
extradition treaty where political
crimes are excepted that a provis
ion be inserted that neither assassi
nation nor attempted assassination
as a means of effecting a change of
government or redress of grievances
shall bo deemed a political crime
within the meaning of. (he treaty
and that tho privilege of asylum be
denied the perpetrator of any such
crime." .
The abeurd announcement comes
from Mississippi to the effect that a
fusion ticket will defeat the Demo
crats iu that state next fall. In the
first place there are no elements of
opposition outside of the Republi-
can party in that state to fuse. There
are a few disappointed Democratic
candidates for office a few .Green-
backers and very few Independents.
But all told these three elements do
not represent votes enough to earry
single county. The Republican
party is disorganized and has been
for several years. The Democrats
simply have a walk-over in that state
this year as everybody who pays
any attention to the. politics of the
country must be able to see. - :
Onrca xwrr ixnxX;hHKv mwem ci gotrta
and yearly invent a hundred new
modes of capturing trade and busi-
ness. Their latest device is to send
free passes to Chicago to country
merchants. The country merchants
of course visit the city on this pass
when the Chicago man feels - confi-
dent he will not escape without buy-
ing something. St. Louis has been
a great deal annoyed by this new
mode of warfare and the natural
result is that abuse is heaped against
the railways. The fact is the Chi-
cago merchant buy and extend
these passes on their own account
and St. Louis merchants could it
they would do likewise.
Rugby the English colony in
East Tennessee is disturbed for
more than one reason. The soil is
said to be so poor that it will pro
duce nothing and to add to the
trouble of the colony it is reported
that typhoid fever has appeared as
an epidemic. Out of the four hun-
dred members twenty have been
prostrated with the disease and
two have died. The similarity of
the symptoms created the belief
that tho disease had 'a common
source and an investigation showed
that the cistern which supplied the
colony with water was poisoned
by decaying animal and vegetable
matter. Coming after the drought
tho crop failure and the internal
dissensions it would not be strange
if the new trouble should result in
the break-up of ihe colony.
We have interviewed a (rood
many of our citizens to-day on the
Texas aud St. louia narrow srausre
road and we take exquisite pleasure
iu saying that we nave witnin our
corporate limits some of the infer-
nalcst meanest men on earth. Dal'
las Times.
Do not exempt some we have in
Austin. We have menberewhoafter
the Austin and Northwestern rail-
way line has been fixed and the last
survey made and while the money
is all subscribed for finishing it and
much of the material for building
aud ruuning it on the way from the
manufacturers yes we absolutely
have one or two men who say thev
will not permit it to enter the town
that they will fight it till the last
day in the morning. These men
should be warned. The great de-
stroyer loves such shining marks
and he contemplates a first-class
funeral with infinite pleasure.
A proposition is pending in the
English parliament to change tbe
law of libel as it affects newspapers
by providing that it shall be suffi
cient defense that the statement
complained of was first made at a
public meeting or that it had other
such public circulation before it ap-
peared in print and that its publi-
cation tended towards pubic benefit.
By t he law now in force in England
ana in ims country u is necessary
to prove that tho matter printed is
true to avoid damages.
Gambetta's influence with the
French populace seems to be on the
wane. He was a candidate for re-
election to the legislature - from
Belleville at the recent election and
was returned by only one vote over
his competitor.
mere will beacon-
The telegrams bring us the sad in-
telligence thai President Garfield is
slowly bnt surely dying. For
eight weeks he has suffered the tor-
tures that lead to this lamentable
end and the people of this entire
country regardless of political feel-
ing join in sad expression for his
untimely demise. President Gar-
field's career has been common-place
and of short duration but he has
administered tbe government dur-
ing a period of comparative inac-
tivity and had it not been
for the differences which grew up
between the two wings of his own
party over the distribution of offi-
ces there would have been nothing
to signalize his administration ex-
cepting probably these regularly
recurring efforts to provide every
man in the party with place. Had
Guiteau's murderous bullet not
plowed its way through the vitals of
Mr. Garfield because there was no
place provided ryijs i-s more
than probable his administration
would have been noted as the most
stormy Oiie on record. It be
gan with every force at work
to make .it so and had
he lived through the next win
ter he and his opponents would
have engaged in a struggle for po-
litical ascendency having no par-
allel in the history of the Washing-
ton government and his adminis
trative acts would then have been
distinctive features in its pages
With his death the presidential Suc
cession passes to one of his house-
hold foes but the circumstances
attending it will tend to suppress
future warfare and the Garfield
administration will be forgotten
even while that of Mr. Arthur lives.
There is some talk about the dis-
qualification of Mr. Arthur but af
ter his inuguration as vice presi-
dent final judgment had been
passed upon his case and he cer-
tainly becomes president by virtue
of his office as provided in the con-
stitution. The eight of the vice
president to assume the title of pres-
ident in case of the death of the
president is doubly settled by un-
varying custom in three cases and
also by the overwhelming vote of
both houses in 1811. At the extra
session of congress in 1841 a few
days after Tyler's accession to the
presidency the usual resolution pro-
viding for a joint committee to wait
upon the president was refused
amendmeut iu both branches pro-
posing to strike out tln B ord presi-
dent and insert "vice president now
exercising the office of president of
the United States." The amend-
ments failed without a division in
the House and by a vote of 8 to 88
in the Senate. There may be some
doubt as to the powers and duties of
the vice president in case of the pres-
-lC1- --.fiti o-'
the duties of his office but there
can be none as to succession upon
the death of the president. His
tenure of place fixes this point
whether he be a native of New York
state or of Canada for the highest
tribunal has already adjudged' him
by its official acts a native born citi-
zen. If it be true that Mr. Arthur
is a native of Canada the constitu-
tion has already been trodden un-
der foot by this defiant party that
makes a president in defiance even
of law or of popular will aud Mr.
Arthur will be president while
Blaine will no longer dictate the
policies of this government since
if Mr. Arthur retain him in
his place as chief cabinet officer
he will not dare lay down a line of
action for this man whom he drove
from association with Mr. Gar-
field and who though the second
officer in the government was mer-
cilessly driven with all his forces to
the wall. The Garfl3ld administra-
tion ends; the Arthur administra-
tion begins
The Dallas Times says :
Thirty years ago some of that
magnificent stone spoken of by Aus-
tin with so much confidence as be-
in? the finest building material in
the world was tried. The capitol
was built of it. To-day mat capuoi
is a disgrace to the state. The pass
age of time and the flight of bats
has whittled away the soft white
rock tUl this public building of tho
people stands rockingon its hill."
The Times knows well enough
that . the stone of which
the capitol is constructed was
taken from the surface in soft lime-
stone and that such stone is now
condemned by builders. ' There is
as fine building stone about Austin
as may be found anywhere and
there is plenty of fine marble near
Austin that can be brought here at
small expense. The Travis county
courthouse and tbe federal building
and all these fine structures which
have gone up in Austin in the last
few years are built of ' the hard
flinty lime rock which lasts forever
and which looks almost as beautiful
as marble. Some of the fine build-
ings in Waco and Dallas and other
Texas cities are ornamented with
this Austin stone which takes as
beautiful shapes as the finest mar
St. Louis is in a bad way ac-
cording to the Bepvblican in fact
a moral leper as it were. This is
the way that paper puts it: "The
social evil flaunts itself openly in
Oar midst ; ruffianism revels in our
thoroughlares and endangers tho
lives of decent people and the ears
of respectable people are polluted
bv language used in public which
they can not avoid hearing and their
eyes offended by sights which thrust
themselves forward at every street
corner." St Louis " is determined
not to let Chicago get ahead in its
attempted monopoly of crime.
(tovERNOR' Throckmorton has
been recuperating for some months
at Sulphur Sprlngsndian Territory
and the Information received is that
he has completely recovered his
health.'' .... - v'
The New York Jferald which has
been demonstrating how easily Mr
Garfield might have been cured is
now showing in case of the Arthur
succession what would be the course
of the new administration. It says .
"If Mr. Arthur should become
president we believe he will make no
changes in the administration ; will
make no removals from office at
large except for cause ; will attempt
no change in the policy or in the
personnel of the present administra-
tion; for to do or attempt to do any
of these- things would be to invite
ruin upon his own head. We believe
he will quietly take up the reins as
they fall from General Garfield's
hands. No doubt the present cabinet
and probably some of the other im-
portant officers of the government
will offer him their resignations
This would be a proper course for
them to pursue. But we are equally
certain that Mr. Arthur will at once
ask them to continue in office and
it will be their highest duty to the
country to do so. If Mr. Garfield
should unhappily die there will be
no extra session ot congress; tnere
will be no cabinet changes; there
will be no new policies attempted
Duttuecountryw.il go on and tbe
public business V ill go on just as
before. There is no occasion for
ihe .roiioaeipnia Times pro-
nounces the political struggle now
going on in Virginia a contest
between honesty and dishonesty
Many now following Mahone were
not long ago fierce in their denunci
ation of him and his purposes while
some who were then repudiationists
now follow the banner of Daniels
Touching the result the Times says :
"If the contest were to be de
cided on its actual merits as between
honest payments of debts and repu
diation there would not for a moment
be a question about the result. But
the interest of parties have been so
wrought upon that the repudiation
element has been largely augmented
by the disgraceful aud trading sec
tion of the Republican partv. The
negroes are represented to have
been secured almost solidlv for Ma-
hone's ticket and as thev are easily
wrought upon by just the kind of
persuasion wnicn tnat party is using
il is uui iu uu wvnuercu at. ii is
very clear that the decent Republi-
cans of tbe state and there are a
great many of them have no alter-
native but to support the regular
Democratic ticket and save the state
from tbe shame that must attend
the triumph of Mahone. The Re-
Eublicans unquestionably hold the
alance of power between honesty
and repudiation.
The Sherman Courier-Chronicle
proposes that the press of Texas ex
ert itself in raising a fund for build-
ing a monument to the memory of
Gen. Sam Houston. It asks that
each newspaper office in the state
receive contributions for such pur-
pose and that the press gang sub
scribe as liberally as possible
There is no doubt that the
newspapers of Texas could thus be
used to raise a fund sufficient for the
erection of a grand memorial offer
ing lo the great dead chieftain end
af atoaman Vinr if such a pbU' n 'lfi '
inaugurated there should oe some
little organization for the purpose.
Under authority a course of pro-
ceeding could be prescntedby which
the work would proceed without
delay. The state constitution does
not permit the expenditure of state
funds ior memorial purposes and
any movement of this nature would
simply be in response to patriotic
sentiment for which newspaper
men are most noted.
The editor of the Ipe has been in
Austin inquiring generally into af-
fairs at the capital. The Aye there-
fore commenting upon the unrea-
sonable opposition of property hold
ers to the Austin and Northwestern
railway passing through their prop-
erty says :
"The line from Austin to Burnet
is definitely located. The ties the
iron the locomotives aud the cars
nr all hnncrlit. mid rendv for laving
and operating the road to that point-
Thnwnrk of construction will begin
just as soon as some questions of
right-oi-way are settled m mai
matter the company thinks it
is not being treated very
liberally. In many instances ex-
orbitant sums are asked from the
company by men whose general in-
terests must be greatly promoted by
the road. A narrow gauge road
such as Judge Rhomberg and his as-
sociates propose to build must be
of immense advantage to Austin.
It puts the people of some fourteen
different counties in easy communi-
cation with her aud will afford
them facilities for cheap and speedy
shipment for tbeir produce and
their stock and Austin merchants
will be very apt to supply good3 to
those whose stock and produce are
handled in Austin."
During the month ol July there
arrived in the customs districts of
Baltimore Boston. Detroit Huron'
Minnesota New Orleaus New
York Passamaquoddy Philadel-
phia and San -Francisco 62589 pas-
sengers of whom 56607 were immi
grants 8859 citizens of the United
States returning from abroad and
2123 aliens not intending to remain
in the United States. Of this total
of immigrants there arrived from
England and Wales 6693 Ireland
5337 Scotland 1320 Austria 1941
Belgium 120 Denmark 744 France
852 Germany 20874. Hungary 225
Italy 675 Netherlands 889. Norway
2905 Poland 250 Russia 793 Sweden
6067 Switzerland 558 Dominion of
Canada 4890 China 2046; and from
all other countries S98.DuringJuly
1880 the total of immigrants was
49855. :
Notice. Persons calling upon
Dr. Bliss soliciting his aid to pro-
cure positions or preferment in the
11- S III . .
puuuc service win uut uuuer any
circumstances be entertained.
The above was lately placed on
the office door of Dr. Bliss and it
may be accepted as a promise
that the doctor does contemplate
abandoning his profession to engage
in the office brokerage business un
der President Arthur. It was pre-
sumption in anybody to suppose
that Arthur would regard himself
as particularly indebted to the bliss-
ful little bulletin writer.
Ex-Go vkrnob Bishop . thinks
Bookwalter will be elected governor
of Ohio mainly on local grounds.
Notes Ad Captandem.
If Austin is in earnest about this
nuivereity race she should see that
Mack is reinforced at once.
It 1.4 said that Mr. Oft tea the
o;era bouffer has a taste for farm-
ing because she knows something
of mixed husbandry.
Emma Abbot is inventing a new
kiss Lotta a new kick and Mack a
new cuss word to throw at Austin.
This is truly the age of inventions.
Mr. Tildeu's income is $1000 per
day. It ia fearful to contemplate
what a vast amouut the milliners are
losing by his remaining a bachelor.
Waco indignantly denies that she
has floundered out of the university
race. We are to understand by
this that she is floundering in the
This is the day when every good
Christian will take bis prayer book
to the sanctuary or the Statesman
to the easy chair on the back gal-
lery. Texas and Chicago are growing
quiet. We have bad no regular
stage robbery for three weeks time
and Chicago has not bad a murder
in as many days.
Mack unbuttons his vest when he
starts to make a university speech
in order that when alluding to Aus-
tin his swelling indignation may
know no bounds.
An Austin girl says the members
of the legislature are an awful poor
set to flirt with and that she is in
hopes the university students will
ue au improvement.
It is altoorpthnr a miatak-A that
ladies go to church to see other
ladies' bonnets. At least that is not
tne way m Austin iiere they go
to show their own bonnets.
Thoughtless young men in Aus-
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uu suuuiu ue wameu oy me iact.
that a boarding house keeper in
Brooklvn has recovered &4. rlnmnirpa
from a man who called her place a
-nasn nouse.
The terribly hot weather in other
localities induces us to bring Aus-
tin forward as a pleasant summer re
sort. Our respiration is healthy
anu xne waier-worts Keep the
streets strictly normal.
The bitterest articles in the New
York Tribune are written by a
woman. It is thought the venom in
her disposition was superinduced
by finding worms in the dried ap-
ples and colic in tho cucumbers
shipped from the south.
"Oft ia the stilly night
Ere slumber's cham bas bound me."
I hear tb blasted raus ke-tJ
In tbe ''Devil's Dream" around me;
It dsnhes off with cheerful hum
"The girl I left behind me;"
And tells apain the oft-told tale
Of how iu "Bill will And me."
Iodide of starch is strongly rec-
ommended as an antidote for poi
sons in general as it has no disa
greeable taste and can be adminis-
tered in largo doses and without
fear iu all cases where the poison is
A German has discovered that if
wood be exposed to the action of a
heated current of pure oxygen it
becomes proof against the action of
moisture and of changes of tempera-
ture and is especially adapted to
the manufacture of musical instru-
ments. Near-sightedness is increasing so
rapidly in France in consequence of
the bad arrangement of seats and
thatygieuYc c'Wnmfssititf n&SWe'd
appointed to study the matter and
if possible find some means whereby
the evil may be abated.
The stinging hair of the nettle
contain glands at their bases which
secrete the poison felt when a nettle
is touched. Tbe slightest touched
breaks the point and al-
lows the poison fluid to flow
out. Under a microscope the con
tents of tho hair are seen to be in a
state of constant commotion.
Milk sours in thunder showers
because during their continuance
ozone is generated in the atmos-
phere. Ozone is oxygen iu a state of
great density .na oxygen is ine
great acidifier throughout nature.
The excess of oxygen in the air im-
parts acidity to the milk by the for-
mation of lactic acid.
A Pronoli clip mitt hna obtained A
dense black gum from the outer lay-
1 a . .. 1 J- i;.
ers ot tne pircn-iree Dara. oy uisui-
lation. it possesses an me oruiuary
nrAimrtioa nf iril 1 1 ft-Tlprj-h ft. fliul ll &9
the additional merit of resisting the
deteriorating innuence oi air uuu
tha onrrnaitrn wtinn ff rifl. BO that
it promises if mixed with india
rubber and gutta percua to mas.'
those substances far more durable
Dr. Barety of Nice has success-
fullv employed turpentino vapor in
the treatment of whooping cough.
The drug is allowed to stand in
plates in the room occupied by the
patient a resort to which simple ex-
pedient is believed to greatly lessen
the severity and duration of the
malady. Dr. Barety was led to a
trial of this remedy by observing a
marked improvement in the case of
a child severely affected who had
been allowed to sleep in a newly-
painted room tedolent with turpen
tine odor.
The Cimarron (Kansas) News has
fouud a new and unexpected peril
in the use of barbed-wire fences
and that is. that they act as light-
ning conductors. The News in
stances several cases of cattle that
have been killed by lightning while
standing near such fences in a
storm and the case of a farmer
who received a severe shock wnue
opening a gate made by simply
hooking the wires to the posts. The
remedy suggested is to use only
wooden gates and to make frequent
ground connections with the wires
Col. Robert W. Scott of Frank-
fort Ky writes to the California
Farmer: I have continued to breed
Angora goats with the greatest care
and 1 still nnd them my most prout-
ahln stark even on our high Driced
lauds the "improved Kentucky"
sheep not excepted; ior aitbougn
the wool of them is ready sale at
two or three cents more than other
best wools the mohair brings readily
double the price.
All fine wools assume the form of
a spiral curve the finer tho fibre
the greater the number of curves in
a given length and the number of
these curves nas mucn to uo wuu
the feeding properties of wooL They
iorm a good test" also of the purity
of blood ; and a safe fiiide in the
selection of breeding sheep. If the
raisers understood this the villain-
ous practice of palming off; at high
prices grade sheep for pure blood
would not prove so profitable a
speculation. It requires but a little
practice to become acquainted with
this in such a manner that any one
can by the examination of the wool
tell a grade from a pure blood.
Waco Telephone : "Newspaper
mails in Texas especially on the lines
of railway were never handled with
more negligence than just now. The
St Louis papers are always from two
to three days behind hand and local
routes are terribly out of gear."
Southern News.
Hon. Alexander II. Stepheus Is a
candidate for re-election to congress
A Robertson county Ky woman
gave birth to five children recently.
The first consignment of Louisiana
rice for the season went off at
twenty cents a pound.
Blind Tom is at his home in Geor-
gia. It as said he plays about 7000
pieces on the piano.
H. M. Caldwell a North Caroli-
na horticulturist grows stoneless
peaches by grafting upon plum trees.
Wj W.Henry. Or a grandson of
Patrick Henry has been admitted to
the bar of Charlotte county Vir-
ginia. Congressman McKenzie of Ken-
tucky is suffering greatly with his
eyes and it is feared he will lose his
Commissioner Bowman thinks'that
Kentucky is to have this year the
most complete failure of crops since
Young Schmidt a brakeman on
the Mobile and Montgomery rail-
road was run over by a train and
Judge Buxton the Republican
nominee for governor of North Caro-
lina has resigned his position on
the bench.
Lloyd Branson Knoxville's favor
ite artist will paint an oil portrait of
uenry v. uraay the Atlanta Con
stitution's correspondent
Colonel Cash the duelist has nub
lished a pamphlet which is creating
a very decided stir throughout the
entire state of South Carolina.
Senator George -says that the de-
feat of his colleague Senator Lamar
would be a "calamity not only to
Mississippi but to the whole Bouth."
Senator Lamar is reported as be'
ing so unwell that his physician ad
vises him not to speak. This will
give Gen. Chalmers the advantage
should he determine to oppose Mr.
L.amar'8 re.-eiection to the senate.
Virginia is considerably ahead of
tne majority or the states as she has
two Democratic and two Republican
parties and a Greenback party for
good measure.
A farmer at Sardis Teuuessee
writes to the Avalanche that his ex
perience and observation have fore
ed tbe conclusion not to wait for
ram one day and never to stop
plowing corn in dry weather.
Will Sullivan in Calhoun county
Arkansas iook his gun and going
into his field fired at some crows ac-
cidentally killing his wife who was
walking in the back of the field. He
had been married about a year.
The creditors of Pensacola Fla.
have agreed to compromise upon 40
per cent of the city's obligations
which reduces a debt of $675799
down to $270219 at an average of 5
per cent per annum interest and to
run thirty years.
It is related of Father Ryan our
southern poet by one of his brother
priests that be is very erratic and
if he makes an engagement for any
oue day the chances are that he will
not keep it. He is by .no means a
practical man.
An interesting feature of the in
ternational exposition at Atlanta
next month will be the manufacture
of a suit of clothes from raw cotton
n twenty-four hours. The cotton
will be picked ginned spun dyed
woven and made into a suit of
Roach & .Sons have received a
contract from the Mallory Steamship
Line to build two iron steamships
the Guadaloupe and ban .Marcos
to run between New York Florida
Nassau Galveston and Matanzas.
Their dimensions are as follows:
Length 320 feet 89 J feet beam and
29 feet depth of hold.
North Carolina has discovered
a new gem. it is called the "hidden-
ite." It is similar in color to the
emerald but harder and more bril-
liant. . One vein only has been
found and that: only two to two
and a half inches wide and two feet
long. The cut stones sell readily
for $100 per karat and the largest
yet found weighs five and one-quar
ter karats.
The duke of Sutherland who can
run a locomotive or command a fire
department is no slave to tyranny
in dress. There was a garden party
at Marlborough House given by
the princess ol Wales and among
the bidden guests was the dnke.
The weather was warm and in pay-
ing his respects to their royal high-
ness he astonished every one by ap
pearing in a white linen suit of
Jacob Walter who lives near the
town of Wahoo Nebraska is said to
cure cancers bv a simple "laving on
of the hands." He lays no claim
and indeed derides the idea that his
power of healing partakes in any
way of the supernatural or miracu
lous. He believes that the cure
comes from the employment and
operation ot electrical currents. Re-
liable parties vouch tor the fact that
he has affected hundreds of cures
which appear to be permanent
Frank Hudson colored went to
the house of David Lee an aged
farmer living near Dover Terrell
county Georgia and told h.im his
fence was on lire. When the farmer
left the house Hudson followed and
killed him then returned to the
house and murdered Mrs. Lee and a
negro girl and desperately wounded
a negro woman after which he rob
bed the bouse or $auu ana nou.
Hudson has been caught and lodged
in Dougherty county JaiL So strong
is the feeling against him that a mili-
tary company at Albany was order-
ed out to guard the jail and refused
to respond.
John W. Daniel tbe Democratic
nominee for governor of Virginia
was born at Lynchburg Virginia in
1842 his father being a judge of the
Virginia court of appeals. Young
Daniel studied law and was admit-
ted to the bar where he has made
an enviable reputation. He entered
the Confederate army and was as-
sistant adjutant-general on Early's
staff. He had a leg shot from under
him at the battle of Spotsylvania.
He served four years in the Virginia
general assembly and was a candi-
didato before the Virginia state con-
vention for governor two years ago.
Mahone was his opponent and find-
ing himself defeated turned his
forces over to Ilalliday the present
incumbent who was then nomi-
nated. Some months ago Governor
Blackburn of Kentucky adopted a
ftnmnromise course toward tho fa
mous regulators inhabiting the Ken
tucky mountains promising par-
don to all that would si en a naner
never to take up arms again. A
majority of them accepted and on
Monday August 1 the remainder
went into Morehead to ' sign the
paper. But they began drinking on
their arrival in town ana very soon
raised a disturbance with tbe local
officials. In the "fight which follow-
ed three of the regulators were
killed. The others escaped to the
mountains. Governor Blackburn
says he will use the entire military
force of the state to bring the regu-
lators to justice.
Texas Facts and Fancies.
Bellville wants a cottonseed oil
There is talk of an artesian well at
The cotton crop of Lee county
will be quite short
The Hebrews of Rockdale are
going to build a $1500 school house.
One hundred and thirty bales of
cotton were shipped from Giddings
last week.
On a charge of murder in Missis-
sippi a Mrs. 8. L McVey lies in
prison at Fort Worth.
A new poetofQce has been estab-
lished at Douglass on the T. & P.
road in Red River county. Tho
name of the office is Isaac.
Morgan is having the boom pecu-
liar to all new railroad towns and
black eyes and sore heads are com-
mon. Ed. Moore one of the supposed
murderers of the. two lawyers at
Tyler seven years ago has been ar-
rested at Jefferson.
A man familiarly called "Uncle
Johnnie Hall" was baptized at L:i-
douia last week by the Campbcllites.
This was the twentieth baptism.
A six months . old child of Jack
Rasberry who lives near Ledbetter
was killed by the running away of a
wagon and team the other day.
The Texas Stock Journal says that
all of northwest Texas which lies
beyond the upper cross timbers is
unfit lor agricultural purposes.
Last week Detective Wood shot
and wounded one Delano a sup-
posed express robber in the town
of Orange. Delano resisted arrest.
Oue of tho men that sold whisky
at a campmeetiug in Dallas county
has been held to answer before tile
federal court for selling whisky
without license.
Elders W. K. Homan and Dr. Pen-
nington of tho Christian church
have been conducting a protracted
meeting at Rockdale for several
days. !
The shcriffof Brazos county offers
a reward of $450 for the capture of
lieu Den stuiwell ono of the men
who killed the Porter brothers at
Bryan a few days ago.
Mrs. Lamb living near Greenville
gave birth to the second pair of
twins within a year last week. The
first pair were bovs and the last
girls. Pretty good'for Lambs.
jurs. juvra iuoti. oi the jimis
r r- v. i . ...
Northwest has been married to Mr.
Hoyt at Gaiuesville. The Hesperian
wishes them along connubial uuion
ani knows they will hugely enj-
It is now authoritatively announc
ed that the Palmer-Sullivan railroad
syndicate has accepted the bonus of-
fered by Galveston and will con
struct a branch of their road to that
General Manager Iloxie sold his
farm a little more than 2000 acres.
in Williamson county for $30000
cash to capitalists from Virginia.
Others are seeking an investment at
the same place.
Two unprovoked murders occur
red in Hunt county last week. Nat
Armistead was stabbed seven
times by his brother-in-law. Mose
Hopkins from which he died and
Lewis Patiilo was shot down by a
man named lteeves.
A Waco orator had an appolnt-
m.?ot"iJi'u8Sl'on' but beh the
appointed hour arrived no audience
greeted tbe man who was to prove
that "Austin bases her first claim to
tho institution upon a falsehood."
The North Texan says "that ninny
a man who growls at having to chop
a few sticks of wood for his wile
during this hot weather will walk a
mile through the blaze ot a glowing
sun to accept an invitation to drink
and wear a smile as broad as ins lace
during tbe entire trip."
Fort Worth Democrat : Tbe Dem
ocrat learns from private source that
the little town of Iredell in llosque
county was robbed by three masked
men a few dayseince. They entered
the town and robbed every citizen
and house in that place except the
express agent who made his escape.
The citizens of Orange tecni de
termined to never let up until the
community is relieved of all the bad
characters that have iufested the
place. These lawless men have de-
fied the officers and it became nec-
essary to make a quick application
of hemp to show that the good peo
ple were iu earnest in rcguiaiiiijj ai-
fairs. That we literally if not figuro-
tively give light to other nations is
shown by our petroleum exports.
During the twelve months ending
June. 1881 we sent abroad 397bbU-
162 gallons in the various forms of
crude lubricating and illuminating
mineral oils and napthas valued at
$40815696. A larger quantity (423-
964699 gallons) was sent during the
previous year but at a much lower
price ($3by2i8tviO.)
Dr. McFarland of Honey Grove
who was arrested for rape upon his
step-daughter is in jail iu default of
bond in tho sum of $2000. This
case is a very strong one agumst
McFarland. The girl was only
about thirteen years old and Mc
Farland it is said does not pretend
to deny illicit intercourse but aims
to make it appear she was a prGsti
Gainesville Register'. "We are in
favor of the constitutional amend
mcnt to tho judiciary because we
believe it put an end to the delays
that are now experienced in obtain-
ing justice in the courts. Especially
do we favor it because it will relieve
the Court of Appeals from its pres.
sure and enable it to dispose of
criminal cases promptly. 7
It is reported at Georgetown that
since tbe .Missouri . I'aeine nas
adopted the line from Temple to
Taylor Governor Hubbard has de-
termined to build his narrow gauge
road via Belton Salado George-
town and .Round Rock. This will
give him an immense local trade
from these old established towns
and the inside track for the upper
country traffic against all competi-
tors. The Missouri Pacific left the
best line when it gave those old
towns the go by aud Hubbard aud
his people seem to be sharp enough
to seize it
In commenting upon the reluctance
of the United States to adopt a re-
ciprocity treaty with Canada the
Springfield Republican says that we
have provoked the Dominion into a
retaliation protective tariff and calls
attention to the fact that instead of
furnishing Canada with half moro
than the foreign goods she bought
as we had been doing we ceased to
furnish over 41 per cent; and in-
stead of selling her ten or twelve
millions of goods more than Great
Britain sold her we suddenly find
ourselves selling her $14392000 less
than Great Britain- The Republican
concludes : "Let ns have no more
bragging about a few padlocks and
jack tnives. sold in Sheffield a few
tons of paper sent to tbe River Platte
or bales of cotton sold to China wheii
we have stupidly thrown away a
market right at our own doors for
$50000000 worth of American goods
Smiles and Frowns for the Ladles.
Striped grenadines are the most
Grenada lace is the novelty for
Pointed waists laced behind are
King Charles collars are worn by
Colored pearl Jewelry is fashion-
able for lull dress.
Love can excuse everything ex-
cept a missing shirt button.
New silver breastpins have the Ini-
tial or monogram In script
Sashes are tred around the waist
with an immense bow behind.
Velvets are worn without other re-
lief than lace and Jewels this sum
Early Euglish 6tyles are being im-
ported from London for autumn
Tho new early English dress skirts
are shirred all around In two or
three bunches.
There is now nothing to mar our
happiness was how Jones told of hir
mother-in-law's departure.
"Are you going to the ocean V
"No I'm not going to the ocean : I
detest the notion of going to the
ocean by way ot Goschen."
The empress of Austria wears a
train thirty feet long and when she
walks op stairs tho disheartened
emperor goes up in the elevatvr.
The favorite choice in the Jersey
for the matter of color is navy blue
or blue-black and the finely woven
wool jersey is preferred to tho silk.
A flirt has a case in which she dis-
plays rings received from ber' cap-
tives in matrimonial engagements.
Sort of war hoops as it were. .
A little Brooklyn girl being re-
proved the other day by her older
sister tor using a slang expression
sharply retorted: "Well if you
went into society more you would
hear slang."
Archery is a very pretty and
healthful exerciso for the fair sex
but when a crosB-eyed girl aims at
the target even the cows in the dis-
mal pasture elevate their tails and
get out of tho way ot danger.
A number of dainty and becom-
ing morning costumes are de rigueur
where life presents anything like
variety and married ladies vie with
the young women in the elabora-
tion aud clegauce of their forenoon
" Vou ro now oue." said the min
ister to tho happy pair he had lust
joiucd together iu a knot that they
could never undo. "Which one?"
asked tho bride. "You will havo to
scttlo that for yourselves" said tho
The other day a lady began to
thank a gentleman who had tendered
her bis scat in a streetcar; tbe car
started aud she fell into tho prof-
fered scat with a bang that jarred
her sore teeth out. Now we under-
stand why the girls who never thank
a man for any street car civilities
hold their peace.
I'sa of Money la Buslnesa.
Wishing to know what proportion
of the business of the country was
done with actual cash the comp-
troller issued a circular to the banks
asking for tho result of a day's re-
ceipts and payments by them. The
auswer was: - -
Gold coin 18C410R
Silver coin 44lttt7
Paper money ll.no4.74T
Checks drafts etc 27UK&4105
Total 1284714017
Improved mail facilities the use
of steam and electricity in the trans-
portation of business have al-
most revolutionized the meth-
ods of trade in the last thirty years.
Every village almost cross road has
a bank or a house or .firni doing a
Clearing houses in cities settle the
balances with little actual money.
Checks aud drafts in all instance
representing money have taken the
place of actual coin or currency to
so great an extent as to have nearly
banished thorn iroin current trans-
actions. In the year 1880 tbe trans-
actions of the New York clearing-
house amounted to the almost fabu-
lous sum of $37000000000. Of this
volume ot business no more than f 1-
600000000 was effected with cash or
about 4 per cent. Everything tends
to increase the uso of checks and
drafts and to render the actual pas-
sage of money from hand to hand
between individuals less and less
He is truly " Hancock tho superb."
Tho Nev York lYeemen's Journal
pays him this splendid compliment:
We met last week a lady of a fam- .
ily resident on Governor's Island.
She told us that sinco July second
when General Garfield was shot
General Hancock had refused to go
to public dinners or on those excur-
sions of a quiet kind he is so very
fond of. We could imagine gallant
old General Graham of the Gra-
hams ot Virginia making the point:
but here we have it from General
Hancock of Pennsylvania : "It is
not proper that I accept festive en-
tertainments while the president ex-
officio my commander in chief is
hovering between life and death." .
Who . says the age of chivalry is
passed when a major-general de-
feated by the lavish use of money in
New York thus holds himself to-
ward the man that is president in "
place of himself?
Congressman Chalmers publishes
this card in a Mississippi newspaper :
"I had differed with Senator Lamar
on many points of principle and
sentiment and I felt that a full and
complete indorsement of him carried
with it to some extent a condemna-
tion of'myself and others. Believing
this I urged through the Commer-
cial his re-election on such terms as
I thought would neither condemn
him nor myself. When he -came to
Vicksburg I called on him as a chair-
man of a Democratic committee to
invite him to address us. When the
others left I remained with him and
endeavored to be as polite to him as
1 could. A friend writes me that on
his return to Oxford Mr. Lamar said .
that while in Vicksburg 'Chalmers
tried to nestle with inc. but I
wouldn't nestle.' 1 urged harmony
with self-respect but as my self-respect
forbids my supporting his re-
election any further! deem it due
to the public to make this state- '
ment." '
The Paris North Texan tells the
following with a moral : There is
a negro in jail here "laying out his
fine." Capt O. C. Connor went
around to the fail and took him out
assuming his fine or rather hired
him and he was to work out the
amount He went to Cajt Connor's
house and rested a day and night'
in order to be ready for work. But
when the time came for him to go to
work he declined to do so saying
that he preferred to enjoy tbe cool
aud pleasant quarters he had left
rather than to work in the sun. Yet
there are men who on every other
subject show that they are endowed
with good sense who cry out "an-
cient barbarism" when you talk
about whipping these lazy scoun-
drels. They propseto feed fJ.
clothe the criminal rather tisn
thrash him as he deserves ana turn
him loose. And tbe bard-working
honest man must givo up his well-
earned substance to care for the man
who steals bis property while ho Is
asleep Shamo on such sickly eenti-
mentalism. Give us the whipping
post instead.
Smith county will test Its prohib-
itory strength on the 6th prox

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