The Austin Weekly Statesman. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 9, 1883 Page: 1 of 8
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. Ur TO this time the great bridge
connecting New York and Brooklyn
has not earned more than one-fourth
the current interest on the construc-
Judge Martin J. Crawford of
(ieorgia a judge of the state supreme
court having died his place is about
to be filled through an election by
Active work is in progress for the
early construction of the New York
Texas and Mexican railroad beyond
.Victoria toward Mexico and it is said
the Rosenburg end of the road is to
be moved on to Houston.
An kxchngk says that England
will be held responsible by the civilized
world for the spread of cholera. It
controls the Egyptian ports and yet
no embargo has been placed on free
debarkation from these ports to any
portion of the globe.
Mart Crowell won the literary
essay prize at the Vanderbilt Univer-
sity over 121 young men. Now
in spite of discrimination against
inferiority of females let us see how
many young ladies will distinguish
themselves in the Texas university.
A' petition has been liled at St.
Louis to incorporate the ex-Confederate
association of Missouri. Three
objec's are named: Charity burial
and history. A badge is to be made
and worn on public occasions. Gen.
Marmaduke is president of the pro-
The strike of the telegraphers is
apt to have an effect that the com-
panies at least have not thought of.
It will remind merchants of the cer-
tainty and rapidity of communica-
tion by mail; and its economy will
lead many to continue to profit by
what they so learn.
Senator Hoar isafra;d of another
term of Butler and while he doesn't
promise to leave the state in the event
of his re-election he still thinks the
cause sufficient. It is suggested that
the governor might largely swell his
majority by promising that if re-
elected he would drive Hoar out of
Heretofore the quarantine sta-
tion at Norfolk Ya. has been only
two miles from the city but Surgeon
General Hamilton has ordered its re-
moval to a more distant point. It is
a wise precaution for it is very well
settled that cases of yellow fever
soon poison the atmosphere and all
quarantine stations should therefore
be placed at a distance from habita-
tions. Considering the valuable services
rendered by Chandler to Mr. Hayes in
1676 one would imagine the the latter
would have speeded to Concord to
help out the former in bis fight for
the seoatorship. Perhaps though
the admiral's lack of sympathy with
Mr. Hayes in his civil service reform
programme obliterated the latter's
sense of gratitude.
The telegraphers have shown by
' their terms with the American Rapid
Transit company that they are ready
to act in reason. If the companies
holding out will signify willingness
to compromise there can be no doubt
the trouble will be oyer without de-
lay. The committee has shown by
ordering off the best operators to start
with that it commands the services
of the members of the brotherhood.
It remains to be seen what sup-
port the Republican press will afford
the Virginia Republicans in their
efforts to overthrow Mahoneisui. If
the party had not long ago lost its
sense of decency the knowledge that
it must depend upon such fellows as
Mahone and Riddleberger for its con-
trol of the senate would be humiliat-
ing to it. Once it had principles but
now it lives only for plunder.
The pressure upon the telegraph
companies from within and from
without to yield to the demand of the
operators grows daily harder to re-
sist. The Western Union company
is loosing 6200000 a day by the strike
and the public is rapidly losing pa-
tience with it. "It is a good time"
says the New York Times "for Mr.
Jay Gould to lay the blame on his
wicked partners rebuke them and
come out as the operators friend."
Gen. Rosecrans who has been
interviewed in New York takes a
sanguine view of Democratic pros-
pects in California. He says; "If
the feeling in other states of doubtful
complexion be such as it is in Cali-
fornia there is little hope for the lie-
publican party next year." He
thinks the tendency of all independ-
ent and thoughtful voters net only
in California but throughout the
whole country is against the further
continuance in power of the Republi-
The Republicans of Kentucky
charge the Democratic administration
of that state with having among
other offenses increased the taxes
and doubled expenses. Let Demo-
cratic voters guard the polls on the
14th. and see that this charge may not
t brought against the Democrats of
Texas. Because legislators have been
untrue to public interests is no rea
son why voters should be deceived.
The amendments touching taxation
should all be defeated. -
- Attention is called to the admir-
able communication on this page
from a well-informed gentleman as
to the proposed school tax amend-
ment. The injustice of the proposed
tax is clearly set forth showing how
absurd is the proposition. It will be
seen that the tax is now enough for
conducting schools in all the
countries where the bounties of the
state have been and are properly
guarded. Certainly it is not the duty
. of the masses to take eare of interests
turned over to profligate agencies
But read the communication and see
additional reason for voting as The
Statesman has advised.
The question is being pretty gen-
erally debated whether the telegraph
companies are liable foe damages in
delaying the sending of messages.
The attorneys of the companies hold
that the charters of the companies
allow thes to make roles about the
sending of messages and they have
made a rule that they will take all
messages subject to delay. On the
other hand it is argued and appar-
ently much more forcibly that there
can be no rules which authorize a
general or partial suspension of the
duty of receiving and transmitting
messages. - .-. - -
From 1860 to 1870 including the
period involving the enormous war
expenditures the revenues from du-
ties on imports amounted to $1239-
458442 or anaverage of $124000000 a
year. From 1870 to 1880 the receipts
from duties amounted to $1663973-
044 or an average of $166000000 a
year. The incidental taxation of con-
sumers from this system of so-called
protection in the enhanced cost of do-
mestic products was so vast in the
last ten or twelve years that the mind
recoil3 from the estimate. For every
dollar of the millions poured into the
treasury for support of government
two dollars and a half went into pri-
vate pockets. Instead of reducing
the war taxes with the war expendi-
tures the taxes are maintained and
the treasury surplus is applied to the
payment of the public debt and by a
wonderful stroke of financial wisdom
to that portion of the debt bearing
thelowest rate of interest. The sec-
retary of the treasury is preparing to
call in $25000000 more of the 3 per
cents and in a little time this process
of rapid debt payments will be at an
end for want of bonds to which it can
be applied. But so far from consent-
ing to a reduction of an enormous
and unnecessary treasury surplus by
diminishing the taxes the protection-
ists propose that taxes shall be main-
tained and the reyenue'accuniulations
be divided among the states. The
people are called upon to decide be-
tween tax reduction and reyenue dis-
tribution. While the masses want
tax reduction the pets of the govern-
ment would have high taxes main-
tained that they may be enriched and
they now seek to mould popular sen-
timent in behalf of a base system of
revenue distribution among the
states. Thanks to the press of the
country the people havo been en-
lightened upon revenue matters and
they are now past? being deceived by
Two suggestive inquiries says an
exchange protrude themselves in con-
nection with the late watering-place
junketings of Mrs. Langtry and her
young man Gebhardt. The first: AVill
she after that sort of thing under-
take to play star theatrical engage-
ments in this country next fall?
Second: If she does will American
ladies and gentlemen constitute her
audiences ? Why of course they will.
The more she and her Freddie do this
way the more curiosity there will be
to see her and the most perfect ladies
and gentlemen are endowed with just
as much curiosity and even more
than the rest of mankind. They do
not care to see her acting but they do
want to seethe best advertised actress
of the day. It shows the power of
the press and the smartness of mana-
gers in securing it without cost
South Carolina continues to be
greatly agitated on the speakership
question. Congressmen Dibble and
Tillman have been raked fore and aft
by the press of the state but still ad-
here to their determination to vote
for Randall. Mr. Hemphill of the
fifth district is for Car'isle and
against Randall. Representative
Dargan says he will not vote for Ran-
dall if every Democrat in the house
does. Two other members have not
committed themselves but are sup-
posed to be against Randall. Con-
sidering the storm of opposition that
has been caised the News and Courier
thinks Dibble and Tillman will ex-
perience a change of heart.
Of fifty-nine fire insurance compa-
nies of New York and Brooklyn
from which the state superintendent
has received reports of the last six
months' business' twenty-eight
show an excess of expenditure oyer
income. In some cases the difference
is consjderabje. The explanation of-
fered in behalf of several of the
companies is that their expenditures
Death of Adams the Press Maker.
Concord (N. H.) Monitor July 20.
Isaac Adams the inventor of the
Adams power printing press died
at his residence in Sandwich on
Thursday the 19th. He had been
sick for about two months but was
not regarded as near his . end. He
passed away suddenly at last shortly
after having made an inquiry con-
cerning dinner. Isaac Adams was
born in Rochester in 1802 and was a
descendant of Rev. Joseph Adams of
Newington who died a century ago.
He early learned the trade of cabinet
maker but about 1824 removed to
Boston where he worked in a ma-
chine shop and became a thorough
mechanic. In 1830 he invented
and perfected the power printing-
press which bears his name and
which is still in use substantially the
same in principle as it was a half cen-
tury ago. In connection with his
brother Seth he was engaged in the
manufacture of printing presses in
Boston for many years. On retiring
from the business he removed to
Sandwich where he lived ever after-
ward becoming a large real estate
owner in that town. . He represented
that town in the legislature two or
three years when he refused to draw
pay for any days on which he was not
present in the house lie leaves a
wife and three sons.
Married Folks Would be Happier
If they tried to be as agreable as in
If they kissed and made up at once
after every quarrel.
If each would try to be a real sup-
port and comfort to the other.
If household expenses were always
proportioned to the receipts.
If each remembered the other was
practically a human being not an
If women were as kind to their
husbands as they are to their lovers.
If men were as thoughtful for
their wives as they were for them
when sweethearts. '
If both parties remembered they
were married for worse as well as for
If there were fewer silks and velvet
street costumes and more plain tidy
house dresses and street ones too for
If there were fewer "please dar-
lings'' in public and more common
manners in private.
If wives and husbands would take
their pleasure as they go along and
not degenerate into mere toiling ma-
chines. Recreation is necessary to
keep the heart in its place and to try
and get along without it is a big mis-
take. . - : - -
Honors to the Chief.
Chicago August 1. President Ar-
thur and party are expected to arrive
here to-morrow forenoon. A com-
mittee rf citizens will meet the party
outside the city and a reception will
be tendered the president at the rooms
of the Union League club in the even-
ing. The First Brigade of state troops
will serve as an escort from the rail-
road depot to the hotel.
AUSTIN WEEKLY STATESMAN.
An Unjust Tax.
To the Editor of The Statesman :
The board of education has an-
nounced that there will be $1400000
to distribute among the different
counties cities and towns for school
purposes. This will give $4.50 per
capita to the children of the state.
One-half of this amount is derived
from taxation the other half from
the interest on bonds notes etc. re-
presenting land that has been sold.
The scholastic population of Travis
county is in round numbers 5000. She
receives from the state treasury $22-
500 or $11250 from the amount she
She pays into the treasury for school
purposes as follows:
M ad valorem tax $33698. . . .$8424.50
U occupation tax $19512..... 4878.00
Foil tax 2650.00
or $4702.50 more than she receives
from the state's school tax money.
It has already been demonstrated
how the smaller counties have the ad-
vantage of the larger ones in having
large county funds and few children
to provide for such as San Patricio
with eighteen dollars per capita ; Jef-
ferson with ten ; Newton with
seven dollars and fifty cents etc.
The advocates of the proposed con-
stitutional amendments ask the peo-
ple not only to continue this injus-
tice but to treble the amount paid
out to swell the treasuries of other
counties twice and three times as
rich in school funds as is Travis.
The same rule applies to other
counties and the sincere friends of a
school system that to be permanent
must be administered with some sort
of justice to the tax payer have just
cause to be alarmed at the prospective
adoption of that amendment which
proposes to open the door for a spe-
cific state tax of 20 cents. Let the
people split this proposed amendment
and vote against the specific state tax
and in favor of local taxation that
Will operate justly upon all counties
and insure economy.
The county assessor the county
treasurer the county judge the col-
lector etc. will have no perquisites
and little to do in the event we se-
cure an exclusively local system of
taxation. New Hampshire Dela-
ware Iowa Pennsylvania and Mas-
sachusetts have no state tax what-
ever. These facts are given not with a
view of prejudicing anybody against
the small counties as has been
charged but to show that experi-
ence has demonstrated that local tax-
ation is the only way by which the
wants and necessities of the various
counties can be met and that the
smaller less wealthy and less popu-
lous counties are in a better condi-
tion to demand local taxation.
The experience which in the past
has led every state with a good sys-
tem up to local taxation making the
principal revenue derivable from
this source cost the various states
hundreds of millions and Texas can
take advantage of it at little or no
Former legislatures have dealt
with this question as if each county
would continue apace with the oth-
ers in wealth population etc. and
the present inequality consists in the
fact that the state has given the same
amount of land to one county for a
local fund (1700 acres) with only 100
children as it has given to another
with 5000 children. XX.
Collin's Political History.
Mr. John F. Collin has finished the
third volume of his work entitled the
"Political Affairs of the Country"
which he treats in short but vigorous
and interesting articles on numerous
questions incident to fat ts in the his-
tory of the country of a local and gen-
eral character all of more or less im-
portance to students of political his-
tory who will find it a very desirable
manual of information. The tariff
and abuses of power by the Republi-
can party are among the subjects
principally illustrated in Mr. Collin's
Alvarado Normal School.
Alvarado Tex- July 27 1883. f
At the close of the summer normal
institute held at this place the fol-
lowing resolutions were adopted:
Resolved That we approve and ap-
preciate the action of the last legisla-
ture in making provision for summer
normal institutes to be held in each
senatorial district believing this to
be an effective means of rendering
more efficient the present teachers of
the state. And we would recommend
that to insure a better attendance
and to render the institutes more val-
uable the principals be authoriz-
ed to issue certificates that shall be
valid for one year in the senatorial
district in which each institute is
Resolved That we approve the ac-
tion of the state teachers association
recently held in Galveston in appoint-
ing a committee to recommend to the
next legislature such changes in the
present school law as may be neces-
sary to remove what is objectionable
and supply what is required to render
our system of public schools more
Resolved That we express our1
thanks to Profs. J. M. McLeod J. M
Carlyle P. C. Hudson Gen. J. C.
Moore and others for valuable ser-
vices rendered the institute during
Resolved That we tender our grati-
tude to our zealous principal. Prof.
Abram Weaver for his faithful effort
ana efficient services in promoting ptie
interests of the institute.
Resolved That we express our
grateful appreciation of the courtesies
and kindness shown us by the citizens
of Alvarado during our pleasant stay
Resolved That the secretary be di-
rected to furnish a copy of these reso-
lutions for publication to the Austin
Statesman with the request that
papers interested please copy.
J. AV. Johnson Chairman.
W. R. Roberts Secretary.
John M. Harris Whitney
Mrs. Mattie Smith Alvarado
Alfred F. Drummond Alvarado
Mrs. Bessie Payne Alvarado
J. S. McKenzie Caddo
Miss Ida Rupe Cleburne
Keep Carbolic Acid. A bottle of
carbolic acid should be kept in every
farm house not merely is a disinfect-
ant but tis a wash for wounds and
sores. For any purpose it should be
diluted with water. Its power to
destroy fungus growths renders car-
bolic acid invaluable in pruning or-
chards of pear plum or peach where
blight or other disease is suspected
The pruning shears should be fre-
quently dripped in carbolic acid
Removing Warts. A writer in
the Country Gentleman thus tells
how he very readily cures warts:
"In answer to various inquiries let
me say that I have for years cured
warts very easily on all animals no
matter where located by applying
butter of antimony with a feather
two or three times at intervals of two
or three days. If the warts are dry
scaled I scrape them lightly at first.
It simply dries the wart down to
hardness when it drops off without
Jeaving soreness or irritation. The
best milking cow which I own I pur-
chased out of a drove of beef cattle
on account of her superiority in hav-
ing all the excellent milking points
and the discovery that her teats were
literally covered with pointed warts
which I had no doubt was the reason
why she had been fattened and sold"
Pin "Feathers. Wheat should in all
cases be fed to your breeding fowls.
Thev should also be not confined
unit 83 it cannot be avoided and even
AUSTIN TEXAS THURSDAY
then they should be let out once a day
at least lor a half hour or so that they
may get fresh vegetable food and m-
sjcts. No better or more powerful
disinfectant is known than crude car
bolic acid. Sprinkle it about the hen
house and on the under side of the
raosts; it will prevent disease and
make your chickens healthy. If the
poulterer feeds too many onions the
eggs will taste of them. Fed moder-
ately chopped up raw nothing is bet
ter lor laying to wis. J; or young
chicks prepare food mixtures but a
few minutes before feeding to avoid
fermentation. Feed five or six times
per day. If you have plenty of milk
divide with the lowfs. it is good tor
both young and old. Have you sown
any sunflower seed ? If not there is
Charcoal fer Sick Animals. In nine
cases out of ten remarks an exchange
when an animal is sick the digestion
is wrong. Charcoal is the most ef-
ficient and rapid curative. The hired
man came in with the intelligence
that one ol the finest cows was very
sick and a kind neighbor proposed
the usual drug and poisons. The
owner being Hi and unable to ex
amine the cow concluded that the
trouble came from over-eating and
ordered a teaspoonful of pulverized
charcoal to be given in water. It was
mixed placed in a junk bottle the
bead turned downward. In five min-
utes improvement was visible and in
a few hours the animal was in the
pasture quietly grazing. Another in-
stance of equal success occurred with
a young heifer which had become
badly bloated by eating green apples
after a hard wind. The bloat was so
severe that the sides were as hard as
a barrel. The old remedy saleratus
was tried for correcting the acidity.
But the attempts at putting it down
alwavs resulted in coughing and it
did little good. Half a teaspoonful
of fresh powdered charcoal was given.
In six hours all the appearance of the
bloat was gone and the heifer was
A great deal of wonder is being
expressed by the public generally at
the mile in 2:15 made by Mr. Van-
derbilt's pair of mares Maud S. and
Aldine; but a careful investigation of
the matter i3 all that is needed to
show that while the performance is
undoubtedly a remarkably good one
it is not greater than might have been
expected from the team which made
it. The fact is that for a matter of
nearly twenty years not the slightest
attention has been paid to double-
team trotting while the efforts to
make horses go a fast mile in singly
harness have been unremitting. The
first that was done in the way of
record-breaking by a double team was
on May 10 1862 when Mr. Robert
Bonner drove Lady Palmer and Flat-
bush Maid a mile to road wagon in
2 :26. Three days later they went t wo
miles in 5.-01J4. the latter quarter
being trotted in thirty-three seconds.
Xow at that time '2:18M was the
fastest record ever made by a
trotter and vet these two mares
neither of whom could beat 3:25
singly pulled a wagon the last quarter
of a two-mile heat at a 2:12 gait a
rate of speed that it is doubtful if
any horse then on the turf could
equal. This fact should have taught
people that two horses of similar
temperament and gait could speed
much faster together than singly but
it does not seem to have done so and
&i the driving of double teams for
speed was about this time abandoned
the old fallacy that the fastest time
must be looked for from a trotter in
single harness retained its sway.
But the old superstition that a trot-
ter can go faster in single than in
double harness is rapidly be-
coming a thing ' of the past.
People see horses that cannot for the
life of them beat 2:25 alone
reducing those figures several
seconds when driven with suitable
mates and they begin to realize that
with a division of the weight and the
onstant presence of a horse to incite
the competition of real racing it is
liut natural that a higher rate of speed
should' be attained. .Nobody believes
Aldine capable of trotting alone fn
2:15 and yet Mr. Vanderbilt is
authority for the statement that she
kept her traces tightened all the way
during her famous mile with Maud S.
In nearly every instance of remarka-
ble fast time by teams the records
made in single harness by the horses
composing them have been beaten.
That the "best on record" will even-
tually be made by a team of trotters
is not in view of recent develop-
ments a matter of much doubt.
Something About Bread Making.
By the process of bread making it
is intended to convert the flour of
certain grains into a cellular struct-
ure in which it is most easily chew-
ed saturated with the fluids of the
mouth and digested. In order to ar-
rive at this end alcoholic fermenta-
tion is resorted to from olden times
by introducing the same in dough by
means of brewers' yeast Thus a
small part of the flour is converted
into glucose which again is trans-
formed into alcohol and carbonic
acid. The former is recognized by
its peculiar vinous odor exhaled by
the leaves when sufficiently raised.
Roth gases produce the raising of
the dough that is the porous and
By this fermentation the flour not
only loses weight but the bread also
attains qualities which . may injure
the process if digestion.
Jn order to evade these inconven-
ienpes chemists have long ago searched
to impart the spongy structure to the
dough by other means than yeast re-
spectively by substancese vol ving gas-
eous bodies or which in the ovens are
transformed intd gases themselves.
To the best known belong the bicar-
bonate of soda and cream of tartar
certainly well known to all house-
wives. Ana with regard to most of
the baking powders of the trade they
are mainly preparations containing
these substances. However it can-
not be said of any of them that they
exert a beneficial influence on the sys-
tem not to speak of the adulterations
to which most of them have lately
We are glad to learn that Professor
E. N. Horsford of Cambridge Mass.
who held the chair of chemistry in
Harvard University invented some
time since a baking preparation form-
ing an exception to those spoken of
which has already attained universal
The idea by which Professor Horsv
ford was guided was not only to fur-
nish a substitute for brewers' yeast
but also to provide those nutritious
constituents of the flour lost in the
bran in the process of bolting. These
are the so-called phosphates which are
also the nutritive salts of meat and
of the utmost importance for the
building up of the organism. If we
take into consideration that the nutri-
tive value of wheaten flour is from 12
to 15 per cent less than of the wheat
grain and that this loss is now re1
stored by Professor Horsford's inven-
tion then we must look upon it as of
the greatest national economic im-
portance. As Justus von Liebigsaid:
"The result is the same as if the fer-
tility of our wheat fields had been in-
creased by one-seventh or one-eighth."
Detroit Mich August 1. The en-
tire force of 400 men engaged at the
Republic mine at Humboldt struck
to-day for an advance in wages of
12 cents. The president of the
company shut down the mine at once
and told the men to confer with the
executive committee at Cleveland.
Tnere is much excitement but no dis-
order prevails. The men express a
determination to hold firmly together
and compel the. company to accede to
Galveston August 1. From signal service
maps it appears that within the last three' or
four davs rain has fallen at almost every
point in the cotton belt except in Texas. Not
a drop has fallen at any point in the state
reacTied by the signal service for several davs
and need of it is much felt. An observer says
there has been nothing so closely approaching
a water famine hi this city since 1875. The
drouth is already impressing people forciblv
with the utility of a water supply not wholly
dependent ujton the caprices of the clouds.
fhe Pavilion. Galveston's favorite beach re-
sort is in ashes. Fourteen minutes suflieed
for its destruction. About o'clock this after-
noon a thin column of smoke was noticed aris
ing on the south side of the building and a
moment later the flames Hashed upward. The
engines turned out promptly but sand holes
and bad places retarded their progress. Wheu
they arrived the Pavilion was a mass of
wlurling smoke and blaze and several build-
ings opposite and alongside had been sucked
into the conflagration.
Kobert Sprauger snare drummer of the Pa-
vilion baud appeared at a window iu one of
the turrets. He had been asleep in the tower
and seemed dazed at the danger. Three times
the unfortunate man came into view and
fieople shouted at him to jump for his
ife. He at last got upon the window
sill and threw himself forward as if diving into
water. In the air he made a full turn and
lauded squarely on the plank sidewalk on his
back. He did uot speak and in a few minutes
was dead. His injuries by tire would have
iroved fatal even without the fatal jump as
lis shoulders breast ears and face especially
his nose were terribly burned.
The wind was blowing briskly and great cin-
ders were earned a quarter of a mile across the
city and seven different bouses were ignited;
but all escaped complete destruction though
several were considerably damaged. The l'a-
viliou itself Wurzlou's restaurant Kiefef's
saloon Batchelder's refreshment blace ami
various establishments connected witU the Pa-
vilion were biuned to ashes.
The origin of the tire is supposed by some to
have been the explosion of a gasoline stove
wlille others say a lighted match carelessly
thrown on sun-warmed rosin caused the con-
flagration. The Pavilion was erected for the Sasngerfost
meeting of 1881. That festival as well as the
Democratic state canvention and other busi-
ness and social events that have marked its
history are well remembered. It was built
for the pleasure and recreation of the masses
and has served its purpose well. Considering
the deprivation of enjoyment and comfort to
result it is doubtful if a price could be set on
the structure. To many especially the less
well-to-do classes it was an only source
of recreationa The building at the tnne of its
first opening reprebented a cash value of $18-
OM but improvements have been made until
it stood to the City railroad company by whom
it was owned as worth $30000. It was insured
in the agency of James Sorley. On building
?17.5o0. Stock and fixtures uninsured. Other
losses aggregate. 1 200; insured for SSK).
At a special meeting of the directors of the
City railroad company t his evening it was de-
cided to make immediate arrangements for the
erection of a temporary platform on the beach
where summer night coucerts will be given for
the remainder of the season and steps were
taken to invite plans and sjiecincations for the
erection of a handsome and lame pavilion as
t-soon as possible on the site of the one des
The grand pi -no was saved in a somewhat
damaged condition. Both the bear and the
monkey kept near the building made good
their escape but the fox could not loose him-
self and was cremated. The bear created some
consternation ainong the crowd but was
finally captured and secured with ropes.
Planks no the railroad track were burned and
the iron rails badly warped in front of the
building The conflagration was witnessed by
hundreds of poople who were scattered along
the beach. The total loss will when every-
thing is counted up amount to about $40000
with insurance of $25000.
Special to the Statesman.
Dallas August 1. Deputy United States
Marshals Woody and Oglesby to-day lodged
in Dallas jail Tobe Murphy an4 Jeff Pandy
white men charged With attempting to rob
the United States mails December 21 1882.
near Blum station on the Gulf Colorado and
Santa Fe railroad. The prisoners were ar-
rested yesterday near Cleburne. They had
examining trials this evening before united
States Commissioner McCornnck when Mur-
phy was released on S500 bond but Pandy is
still in jail. His bond has not yet been fixed.
United States court for the northern dis
trict of Texas meets at Graham August IX
There is light business on the docket.
Hon. F. M. Cockrell. United States senator.
of Missouri is visiting his sister-in-law Mrs
Sarah Cockrell of Dallas.
Kobert Stewart the young planter living on
Grape Vine prairie who was snake bitten it
was tbelieved fatally three weeks aco. iu a
game of polo is in a fair way to recover.
ueorge jsroseous a young man looKing at a
fine snan of horses in a lot to-dav. was kicked
in the face and nearly killed. One cheek was
splintered and his head was fractured back ot
the leu ear.
" m .m m V' i I m .1 1 u fi..i.li. 11 I- 'in ! T 1 1 i 1 1
while riding a sulky plow wss so badly injured
uy iiKuieiuug mob uis mo is ucajiancu n
Collections in the police court the past
month were S"31 a larger amount than was
ever realized before.
An amusement company with a capital stock
of 100000 Ls being organized here for the pur-
pose of encouragement to amusements of every
description building pavillions at different
points In the state for summer enter-
tainments and for the transaction of theatrical
business iu general. Citizens from all parts of
the state are among its members. Mr. Charles
Benton of Dallas is the originator of the
scheme. -A charter is to he applied for to-morrow
J. C. Crawford John Churohfreed W. A.
Killough H. A. liouks and Mat. Clark of
Decatur commissioners from Wise countv. are
iu the citv inspecting the Dallas county jail to
see if Wise county shall have one like it. They
are beiug .chaperoned over the state by J.J.
Ligon of Palestine.
Joel F. McGreegor a capitalist of Sheffield
England is in the city. He is prospecting for
Special to The Statesman. I
Lampasas Aug 1. This morning at 2
o'clock a lire broke out in the wholesale gro-
cery house of John E. Tuniey caused by de-
fective shelving breaking which was loaded
with matches. There was considerable pow-
der in the store and consequently frequent ex-
plosions occurred. The shock of one explosion
was heard tor miles away. Two brave fellows
bore three can of powder away that would
soon have ignited amid the shouts of many
hundreds. Mr. Tumey had just moved into Jiis
new store vesterday and had one of the If nest
and largest stocks in Texas. The building was
worth $5000 anil insured for fiooo. It was
badly damaged mid the stock of 15000 in-
sured for Soocio would have been entirely de-
stroyed except for fhe energetic efforts of the
citizens and many surrounding buildings
must have gone gone especially Carroll Gil-
bert & Co. 's lumber yard. Water lines were
formed from different wells and buckets
banded from hand to hand and iu this way
good work w as done. Soaked blankets hang-
ing from roofs were numerous and every man
present was hard at work. This is the third
fire here inside of two weeks. A fire company
was organized last week but no apparatus as
yet has arrived. Mr. Tumey says he will re-
sume business at once iu his old Quarters. .
Special to the Statesman.
Houston August 1 Anderson "Williams
the negro bouncer who killed Cap. Hodges
f-esterday by knocking him down had his pre
iminary trial to-day before Justice Anders
and was held over in default of $500 bond for
Mark Clietwood who was arrested in Fort
Worth by the Heunessy Detective Agenoy yes-
terday at the instance of lx;vy Brothers &
Owens of Galveston for selling them a stolen
horse was ordered released to-day the par-
ties refusing to prosecute.
Fred Howard alias Charles Swltzler who
victimized Russian consuls in Galveston and
New Orleans by means of forged letters of
recommendation and borrowing money was
arrested here to-night by Heunessy detectives
and lodged in jail.
" Special to the Statesman.
Jepfkrson Aug. I. Hon. A. S. Evans dis-
trict attorney for the western district of
Texas accompanied by one or more agents of
the government from Washington is in the
city and has engaged rooms at the Excelsior
House for an investigation of an official char-
acter. He is assured of all the aid the city
and state authorities can render in giving
information from any source desired.
The weather is the hottest of the summer.
The thermometer is 99.
Special to The Statesman.
Alxabado Aug. 1. The association of Par- i
sons' (Sixth Cavalry) Brigade met this morn-
ing at 9 o'clock and was called to order by the
president Capt. W. B. Veal of Dallas. After
prayer by the chaplain and general transac-1
IIOU Ol uusiucsa nuu. o . a. i nhwu ucuvcicu
the address of welcome which was followed by
numbers of speeches. Then came the dinner
and the citizens of Alverado and the sur-
rounding country deserve credit for their con-
tributions for there was about 400 people
present and about '250 of the command were
present. Kverything passed off very pleasant-
ly and agreeably. The election ol oflicers will
take niace to-morrow.
Special to The Statesman.
San Saba Aug. 1. Asa Brown who shot
and killed Andrew Smart July 30 surrendered
himself to the sheriff yesterday and was
brought into town. He waived an examina-
tion and was bound over in the sum of 92500.
Brown fired the first shot but was himself
shot in the foot. Smart was buried yesterday.
An injunction case from Tom Green county
tn regard to the removal of the county site
was decided here yesterday by Judge J. C.
Towns in favor of San Angela.
- FORT WORTH.
Special to The Statesman I
Fort WoBTHAugust 1. The colored people
had agrand time to-day celebrating the anni-
versary of the abolishment of slavery in the In-
dies. Stanley Johnson a burly negro this morn
ing stopped at the farm house of John Walker
who lives ten miles from Fort Worth and
AUGUST 9 1883.
asKea nis aaugnter .ei:ie Ben the only
inmate of the house for drink of water which
was given him when Johnson rode off but
soon returned and fiuding the girl lying on
the bed. assaulted her and tried to ravish her.
The girl resisted furiously aud finally escaped
into the yard and ran to a building where
her father and brother were at work- John-
son seized a rock and hit the fleei-g girl on the
back of the head.felliug her to the ground but
her screams brought the father and brother
who rescued the girl overtook and captured
me neemg negro ana orougut nun ner anil
lodged mm in jail witnout bail neiug allowed.
Miss Walker is 14 years old and a verv hand.
some girl. Johnson had just been released
from the Denton county Jan.
Special to The Statesman. I
Fhaskhx August 1. Some one entered
the tax collector's office last night and stole $18
from the pantaloons pocket of Mr. Oregon the
deputy collector wno was sleeping near a win
dow in the office with his clothes under his
head. Being a little unwell he got up and
walked out for a few minutes aud on his re
turn found his mints hainzlnir in the window
and a lamp blown out which indicates that the
iniei was Keening ciose watcu.
Sheriff J. w: Jones has in his possession a
large yoke of black oxen one marked by a
spilt in rigut ear auu nraiiueu couuecieu ;
the other marked swallowfork iu one ear and
croD and sunt in the other ear and branded D
one ox is a little lame. A man under the as-
sumed name of John Sanders drove them into
Hearn a week auo. and tried to sell them to
butchers for $18 which low price created sus
picion and sanuers went on loittne ostensible
purpose of writing a ljill of sale and has not
The first bale of cotton was brought here to-
day by Mr. James Wadsworth and sold for
loH cents per pound.
Special to the Statesman .1
Sax Antonio August 1. Deputy District
Clerk Symington and County Assessor Garcia
at a new saloon opening to-day became ex.
cited and began fighting. One was knocked
Citizens of Sabinas and the Sunset railroad
officials had a big celebration and picnic Sun-
day when the road from Eagle Pass was com-
pleted. An effort is being made to consolidate the
different Baptist denominations of the city.
TSpecial to The Statesman.
Coleman Aug. 1. J. K. Dunbar superin-
tendent of tiie teiepH'ine company having
fiiirchased the abandoned military line be
ween here aud Baird established telephone
communication between the two places to-day
The Northwest Texas district conference of
the M E. Church South convened here Unlay
and will remain in session about six days.
Thirty delegates have Arrived and more are
Very dry aud warm and rain needed badly.
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
A SOKRY PRIZE FIGHT.
CniCAGO August 1. A large rep
resentation of the sporting fraternity
took hacks at ij o'clock this morning
to witness the prize fight between
two local ambitious hitters named
O'Connor and AlcMune. The ring
was pitched alongside the track of
the Panhandle road sixteen miles
from the city. The mill was brought
to a sudden close however by O'Con-
nor getting a fall in the first round
by which an- arm was broken. V"0"
licemen of this city pursued ttie par-
ty in a patrol wagon; hut arrivetl on
the scene after the contestants and
spectators had departed
A FATAL COLLISION.
Trot X. Y. August 1. Two
Troy and Boston freight trains col-
lided this morning at Pownall Vt.
and the locomotives and trains
wrecked. Six men were killed all
employes. The wreck is on Are.
The Troy 2sT. Y names of the killed
are: Mark Sutherland and Chas Mar-
den engineers of Troy; John Bar-
rett conductor Troy ; II. II. Bruce
operator of Troy and Greenfield rail-
road state line. Engines have been
sent from this city and Iloosac Falls
Johnson night operator at Peters-
burg Junction is blamed for the col-
lision. He had been given orders to
hold one train at the junction and
neglected to transfer his instructions
to the day operator who in his igno-
rance aflowed a train to pass.
New Brunswick N. J. August 1.
Levi D. Jarrard missing ex-postmaster
and defaulting ex-county
collector of $6900 has been captured.
MURDER OF THE INNOCENTS.
Detroit August 1 At Bay City
this morning the bodies of five dead
infants were found in a privy vault
in the rear of McCormack's block.
The matter will be thoroughly inves-
tigated. THE FATAL SHOTGUN.
Halifax Aug. 1. At Tracadi
yesterday Frank Farmer Frank
Bowie and Randall McDonald quar-
reled about a lot of land when a sou
of Bowie aged fifteen came on the
scene and killed McDonald with a
THE SOUTHERN EXPOSITION.
Arthur Opens the Rail Immense
Louisville August 1. To-day
was a general public holiday with no
business whatever. With the first
streak of daylight crowds of people
began pouring into the city from
every point of the compass; trains
were doubled up and then packed
and by 9 o'clock the streets were so
filled that it was difficult to pass
along the sidewalks.
The president rested well last night
and was ready by 11 o'clock this
morning to take his part in the exer-
cises of the day. The party left the
Gait House in carriages escorted by a
body of police and local military or-:
ganizations and moved by the mqst
direct route to the exposition build-
ings there being a perfect ov
tion the entire distance the
thousands of people yelling them-i
selves hoarse as the distinguishel
party passed them.
The great main building capable of
holding 20000 people was filled com-
pletely and the crowd was too thick
for comfort. President Duport of
the exposition welcomed the presi-
dent in a fitting speech to which Gen.
Arthur gracefully responded and con-
cluded by starting the vast machinery
and pronouncing the exposition open.
The crowd wa3 wild with enthusiasm.
The presidential party leaves for
The managers of the exposition are
most agreeably surprised at the un-
booked for crowds on the first day
and say there is no possibility of its
not being a grand success.
East Tow as Mich. August 1.
The Oscada salt and lumber company s
saw mill burned early yesterday morn
ing. Loss $60000; insurance $90000.
BUTTER WAREHOUSE BURNED
Des Moines August 1. A build
ing onFallsmith street occupied by
E. L. Todd as a butter warehouse
burned yesterday morning. Loss on
the building and contents $21000; hi'
HAT FACTORY BURNED.
Bridgeport. Conn.. August 1
Dexter's hat factory Danbury Conn
burned last evening with contents.
Loss nearly $100000; partially in-
. a loss no loss.
McGregor la August 1. A fire
this morning destroyed the block of
buildings opposite the First National
bank. Ten firms in various lines are
among the sufferers. Total loss $35-
000; fully covered by insurance.
Boston August 1. The Journa
Chas. II. "Ward & Co boot and shoe
manufacturers of Boston and Brock-
ton to-day made an assignment to M.
F Dickenson for the benefit of cred-
itors. Liabilities in the neighbor-
hood of $750000; assets at present
unknown. F. Shaw & Bro. owe the
firm about $200000.
Proceedings of the State Convention
Harrisburg Aug. 1. The Demo-
cratic convention assembled at 10:15
and was called to order by Chairman
jiensei in a lew remarks.
The roll of delegates was called and
ior tne nrst time in many years no
contested seats were announced.
Robert C. Wright of Lehigh coun
ty was chosen temporary chairman
by acclamation together with the
necessary officers for the transaction
of preliminary business.
The usual committees wee appoint
ed and the convention adjourned till
3 p. m.
The proceedings were very harmo-
nious and indications point to the
transaction of business with dis
Kobert E. James of Northampton
is likely to be selected as permanent
The convention reassembled with
Kooert ij. James as permanent chair
man and the customary vice presi
aents ana secretaries were also se
Upon takinar the chair Mr. James
paid a very high and eloquent tribute
to the Democratic Dartv. which he
claims was instrumental in redeem
ing the state from the iniquity into
wnicn it nau iaiien xor vears past.
The duty of the party he said was
not nearly finished. It might take
years perhaps ten years but it would
be accomplished by faithful perform-
ance in the future as in past years.
Gov. Pattison was highly indorsed and
in closing the sneaker besouirht
all members of the Democratic party
and those who desired the accomplish-
ment of the best end ' o stick to the
Democratic party through whose ex-
ertion it could only be accomplished.
Eleven persons were placed in nom-
ination for auditar-genaral and on
the third ballot there was a geaeral
rally for liobert Taggart. and he was
nominated by a vote of 163 to 77 and
tne nomination was made unanimous.
h or state treasurer Joseph Pow. 11
was nominated on the second ballot
receiving 275 votes.
ihe nominees were presented to
the convention and in short speeches
accepted the nominations.
Chairman Ilensel then addressed
the committee on the platform after
which the committee adjourned sine
The following is the report of the
committee on resolutions :
The Democracy of Pennsylvania.
true to the fundamental faith of their
party reassert their belief in a strict
construction and a rigid enforcement
of the federal constitution. They up-
hold the sanctity of personal liberty
the security of private property and
the right of local self-government.
They believe in that genuine and deep-
reaching ciyil service reform which
consists in the election to of-
fice of honest intelligent cap-
able and courageous public
servants who will faithfullv
administer their trusts and who will
be held to a strict accountability for
such discharge of it and who will re-
deem and purge the departments of
the general government from that
corruption and fraud with which they
nave Deen pouutea unaer liepuoiican
rule and which that party has shown
itself unable and unwilling to eradi
cate. They believe in such taxation
on the people as is requisite for the
necessities of government economi-
cally administer d and that im-
port duties should he so adjusted
in their application. as to
prevent unequal burdens en
courage productive industries
at home and aflord just compensation
to labor but not to create or foster
monopolies. They denounce the prop-
osition of the Bepublicau party that
the people should be taxed to raise
surplus funds for the federal govern-
ment to distribute among the states.
The people should be taxed only so
much as is absolutely indispensable
for the frugal conduct of their affairs
but not one cent for surplus and no
unnecessary taxation. The existing
surplus in the treasury should be
faithfully applied to the payment of
the public debt. The money not
needed for expenses of the arovern-
ment should remain in the pockets of
the people and to this end
we favor the entire abolition
of the present system of internal
taxation as a measure of relief de-
manded bv the people from unneces
sary and unequal burdens. They de
mand mat we government snouia re-
deem all express and implied obliga-
tions as to coinage; that it shall
maintain and defend the dignity of
American labor and the rights of
American citizens at home and
abroad. They insist on reserving
public lands for actual settlers and
not another acre for corporations; and
they further declare:
1. That the administration of Gov.
Pattifon has vindicated the pledges of
reform upon which it was elected
and the upright intelligent and cour-
ageous course of the executive power
deserves the unqualified approbation
of his party and the people of the
2. The economies forced by the
Democratic house of representatives
in the departments of the state gov-
ernment which have passed under
Democratic control and the abolition
of useless offices that were a burden
upon the people give assurance an ex-
tension of that control to the other de
partments of the state government
will be accompanied by other real
reforms upon extravagance and irreg-
ularities which have prevailed under
3. Public moneys are for public
uses and all appropriations should be
subjects of rigid scrutiny to the end-
that these uses may be served without
personal or local favor waste or spec-
ulation. 4. The long continued abuses and
spoliation of the state treasury and
defiance of law by its management
make essential radical reform so
that a large fund shall not be accum-
lated by taxation of the people and
distributed among favored deposito-
ries and state officials but that all
surplus in excessjof immediate neces-
sities of the state government shall be
invested in interest-bearing state or
federal securities until it may be ap-
plied to the extinguishment of the
5. The demand of Democratic sena-
tors and 'representatives for an
honest just and true apportion-
ment is in accord wiiV the
letter and spirit of the constitution
and with the rights and interests of
every section and of all the people of
the state. The shameless determina
tion of the Republicans in the legis
lature to maintain the present dis-
honest unjust and untrue apportion-
ment of the state by the refusal to
accede to any . fair . proposition is a
denial to the people of their right to
fair and equal representation. We
recommend the governor for conven
ing an extra session to entorce obedi-
ence to this law and we counsel Dem-
ocratic members of the legislature to
continue to insist upon that obedi-
ence. The cost in money is not to be
weighed against the cost of a broken
constitution violated duty and denial
of the rights of the people.
6. The long continued immunity
from publishment for political and
other crimes which offenders enjoyed
under liepublican control of the par'
don board has been terminated by
the selection to that body of Demo-
crats who have regard for their oaths
and who exercise their responsibili
7. The sixteenth and seventeenth
articles of the state constitution re-
garding private corporations railroads
and canals are supreme law of the
commonwealth governing them and
these provisions of law should be
enforced in their full vigor and lneau
ing by appropriate legislation. Ex
tortions and fraudulent discrimina
tions are crimes and should be pun
isnea as sucn.
8. That the action of the legislature
in passing laws to protect honest
workmen from being brought into
competition with convict labor is to
be commended and the house of rep-
iraeuiauvcs is deserving or especial
approval for originating measures
looking to that end.
9 Every legitimate effort of labor
to better its condition enhance its re-
ward and protect its rights commands
me sympatny and support of the
Democratic party which is the na
tural toeman of monopoly and the
natural friend of working men. The
present unprecedented and unsatisf ac-
tory conditions of the relation of labor
and capital demand careful thought
ot legislators ana oue regard should
be had to the vested riirhts of capital
and the claims of enterprise. Legal
arbitration is a proper and commend-
able means of settling disputes be-
tween employer and employe.
10. The tax lands laws of the ntntn
should be revised and so changed as to
make them more equal and more just
and to bear equally upon all classes
ltesolved. That the rules of the
party be so amended as to fix the time
of the annual meeting of the state
convention at 4 p. m on Wednesday
after the fourth Monday in January
instead of the third Monday as now
THE TELEGRAPHIC TURMOIL.
The Situation Unchanged.
New York. August 1. The situa
tion of the telegraphic strike is about
the same. Humors of an important
movement soon to occur on the part
of the strikers are afloat but nothing
can be learned regarding it. Busi-
ness is apparently going on smoothly
at the Western Union telegraph
offices. All operators were paid oft
yesterday and were at work this
morning. Strikers who desired
money were paid off by the Brother-
hood. PREVENTING WORK.
Word was received at police head
quarters to-day that a number of
striking telegraph operators and line
men had assembled up town and were
preventing linemen belontrinor to the
department of charities and correc
tions from climbing poles to repair
wires and a force of police was sent
to the scene.
Early this morning the police tele
graph circuit running south from
headquarters refused to work and
when daylight came linemen who
were sent out by the department
found not far from headquarters
some one had climbed a pole and
wound a heavy piece of wire around
the forty or fifty wires that run
through the street bunching them all
together. The obstructions were re-
moved. NO ACTION TAKEN.
New York. August 1. The execu
tive committee of the Western Union
telegraph company met but no action
was Taken in regard to the strike.
extenwng the strike.
Detroit August 1. The operators
in the Mutual Union office at Grand
Kapids in obedience to orders from the
executive committee of the brother-
hood left their instruments this morn-
ing. Kailroad operators about forty
in number also received orders not to
do any commercial work.
CUTTING . THE WIRES.
Caicago August 1. All notices of
subject to delay" are removed from
the offices through the western dis-
trict of the Western Union Telegraph
company to-day. Oflicers of the com
pany report that seven wires along the
line of the Northwestern road near
Waukegan 111 were cut this morning-hut
were repaired during the
afternoon. . "
Master Workman Morris of the
Brotherhood has addressed a letter to
Superintendent Clowry declaring
that if he believed the cutting of the
wires was caused by Brotherhood
men the Brotherhood will send out
linemen in each instance to repair the
Catholic Temperance Convention.
New York. August 1. Delegates
to ' the Catholic Total Abstinence
Union of America convention met in
Brooklyn to-day. This is their thir
teenth anniversary convention and
delegates were present from all parts
of the country. After assembling the
delegates proceeded to the Cathedral
where solemn high mass was cele
brated and Bishop Laughlin made a
brief a dress of welcome and encour-
agement. Theaelegates who numbered
580 preceded by a band of music and
escorted by a band of uniformed ca-
dets from Philadelphia then marched
to the meeting hall where the conven-
tion organized. Rev. Joseph B. Col-
ton of Winona Minn president of
the national union presided and
Philip A. Nolan secretary recorded
the credentials- received and they
were referred to a committee after
which the order of business was en
The Irish Leagne.
New York August 1. The execu
tive council of the Irish National
League of America met to-day. There
were also present Jf atrick i.agan and
Mathew Norns of Ireland and Rev.
Chas. O Keilly ot Detroit treasurer
of the National League of America.
President Alexander Sullivan vas in
the chair and the league disposed of
a large amount ot Dusiness and
received reports from various
sections of the country.
Among the subjects considered
was that of so-called land grabbing in
the southern and western states and
territories by English aristocrats and
English corporations. A committee
was appointed to secure a complete
report in each state and territory of
the quantity of land purchased the
names of purchasers showing whether
such purchasers are citizens of the
Those Terrible Dollars.
Washington August 1. The
Star says the accumulation of
silver dollars has become so great it
is now quite a serious question as
how to dispose of them. All storage
caoacitvof the various vaults and the
subtreasurv. and throughout the
country is overtaxed and the addi
tional vaults buUt recently are also
f ulL The last congress appropriated
8100.000 for the purpose of de-
t.h - (?ost of nrovid
ing additional storage room. It ut no
Blare have vet been selected where
the new vault will be built and the
entire matter is held in abeyance until
the supervising architect can report
npon the most available place where
there is extra room in puuiic uuuumgs.
It is probable a vault will be built in
the basement of the treasury depart-
ment. The basement under the east
wing has never been excavated and a
vault can be built there.
Lancaster. Pa- August L The
Lancaster watch company suspended
to-day throwing 250 hands out of
employment. The suspension was
caused by the failure of A. Bitner
late manager and principal stock
holder. The directors state the sus
pension is temporary.
Killed the lien.
Chicago. August 1. It is stated
this morning as a result of the strike
of the workmen in the rolling mills
at South Chicago where ISO men are
usually employed the management
has decided to shut down for an inde
KISSED AND MADE UP. "
Madrid Aug. 1. King Alfonzo
and Queen Christina arrived at the
royal palace yesterday afternoon. The
king went to the frontier to meet his.
royid spouse and this fact dissipates
whatever may still remain of the
theory that the two had quarreled.
DEATHS OF CHOLERA.
London Aug. 1. Three deaths
from cholera at Alexandria yesterday.
London August 1. A dispatch
from Cairo says 320 deaths from chol-
era occurred in that city yesterday.
THREE FIREMEN KILLED.
BeRT.IV. Alio- 1 A
on Kopnicker Strasse this city used
as a manufactory of velvet.
burned innt nicht. T
O Mvut UVIT T
1 aree firemen were killed by falling
HUSHED UP DANGER.
Berlin August 1. Private tele
grams state that there was a slight
earthquake on the island of Itchier nn
the 23d of July but the fact was
hushed up by the authorities for fear
tc U d. 1 i .
n luc report was sent auroau visitors
would be deterred from visitinir the
Paris. August 1. Members of
Apollo Commandery Knights Tem-
plar of Chicago are now here visiting
various oDjects or interest in the city.
THE ITALIAN HORROR
London. Auir. 1. The latest ad
vices from Casamicciola sav a number
of English and Americans arrived
there in search of friends and relatives
supposed to be victims of the calam-
ity. An American lady reports her
aunt missing and fears she is buried
in the ruins. One family was rescued
after being thirty-six hours intombed.
ut a Swiss family named Pascal num-
oeringeignt only a daughter sur
vives. The Syndic states a thousand
are dead at Lacca a thousand at
Fario and 2500 at Casamicciola. The
damage to property is 2000000 lire.
Shocks of the earthquake were felt at
MORE OF CAREY.
London. Aug. 1. A Cape Town
dispatch says Mrs. Carey deposed at
the examination that after the mur
der she asked O'Donnell "Did you
shoot my husband r" He replied
"Yes. I was sent to do it." Carey's
identity was suspec ted by the steward
and another of the crew of the
steamer Kinfants Castle who recog-
nized his likeness through portraits
of the informer and the number and
mimes of his children. Carey's de-
meanor on board the steamer was im
prudent as he lived very freely and
Crovoked a row at a cape Town hoters
y abuse of the English. Before
quitting England Carey provided
himselt with a revolver for self-de
fense which weapon he persisted in
New York August 1. Gen. Tre-
vino sailed for Europe to-day on the
steamer Gallia accompanied by the
surgeon of his staff. Dr. Rocha He
regretted being unable to visit West
Point where he was cordially invited
by the secretary of war at the sugges- '
tion of Lieut. Gen. Sheridan receiv-
ing also a pressing invitation from
Gen Merrit commanding. .
Gen. Hancock called on Gen. Tre-
vino Saturday and to-day Gen. Tre- '
vino and Ex-Gov. Romero Trevino of
Neuva Leon Mexico returned the
call. Gen. Trevino expresses great
delight with his visit to this -coun
and only regrets the want of time to
look more into those matters of inter
est that will tend to promote the
prosperity of Mexico.
Another Press Ganir.
CnicAGO. August 1. The Asso
ciated Press excursionists to Yellow-
stone Park had a handsome send off
on the Chicago and Northwestern
railroad this morning. Word received
from Howard showed that the train
was on time and everybody happy.
The party is in charge of Mr. Hair of
the railroad company and Maj. W. D.
Bickham ot the Dayton Journal.
Chicago. August L Secretary Lin (
coin telegraphs from "TLouisvineJ'N
changing President Arthur's plans by
which he wm not reacn tms city un-.
til to-morrow night which will ne-
cessitate a postponement of all ar-
rangements for his reception until his
return from the west. The party
leaves for Yellowstone over the '.
northwestern road at noon Friday.
Cotton Mill Failure.
Boston August 1. The Springvale
company Springvale Me manufac-
turers of print clothsare reported sus
pended. They were supposed to be
making money. E. W. Holbrooke of
New York recently assigned was
Interest to be Paid. -
New Orleans. August 1. Treas
urer Burke announces that the inter
est on the Louisiana 3 per cent baby
bonds will be cashed on presentation
at the State National bank New Or-
leans. STATE NEWS REPERTORY.
Spirit of Our Texas Exchanges.
The San Antonio Ex press discusses;
the question: Should women ride
like men ? Our observation is they
will ride just as they please woman
Aye more! we men to tease.
They'll wear just what they please. - -
Hon. B. F. Frymier. of Houston
county having declared that he will
be a candidate betoretne next conven
tion for state treasurer the George-.
town Record takes occasion to say
he will never get the position as long
as ex-Gov. Frank Lubbock wants iU.
In case he does not the Record thinks
the people of Texas knowing the
peculiar fitness of Willie Wortham
the present chief clerk would give it
The Bandera Bugle thinks Gov. Ire
land was too hasty in his appointment
of a district attorney to fill the va-
cancy by the death of Hon. Pinkney
Representative Foster in his "paper
the New Era thus .alludes to' the
amendments: "After the election on
the constitutional amendments takes
place in August the fact will prob
ably dawn on the minds of some
members of the last legislature tnat
the people would have preferred that
each proposition contained in an
amendment should stand or fall on
its own merits and that they don't
swallow omnibus amendments to the
constitution without question." ;
The Corsicana Observer discusses
the question of consolidating the sev-
eral weekly papers of Corsicana and
says: "The idea is a good one. So was
it in the convention of rats when
they considered the problem of bell-
ing the cats. The question who will
do it arises now as it did then as the
fable states. Are the moneyed men
coming forward and make the proper
sacrifices of their means to consoli
date and run a daily foi the good and
glory of the town or MS they love
their money more and the good and
glory of the town less."
News from Hot Springs says the
Observer reports CoL E. J. Simkins
of Corsicana as rapidly regaining his
health. CoL Simkins is a member of
the board of regents of the state uni-
versity which meets in Austin on the
8th of August when it is hoped he
will be able to attend.
We rise to offer a compromise in the
matter of the telegraph strike. We
propose that the operators "of the
country form themselves into a syadi
cate to work the lines of the Western
Union company accepting as their
compensation only such portion of i
the revenues as shall be in excess of
ten per cent interest on dividends on
the actual paid up capital stock of the .
company. This arrangement would
afford a safe and good income and if
any loss should be sustained it would
fall on the operators and not on the
stockholders. Nevertheless should
the company signify its willingness to
accept such an offer we have reason
to believe that it would be made.
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