The Austin Statesman. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 10, 1889 Page: 4 of 8
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Sbstin Wtihk Statesman .Sbursbag.Qrtohtr 10 18S9.-
A STIN. TEXAS.
Entered a second-class matter. OBice of
publication 122 West Sixth street.
Times-Democrat: "That was a
grand reunion held in Brownwood.Tex.
on Wednesday under the auspices of the
Stonewall Jackson Camp of Confeder-
ate veterans. Our telegraphic account
states that two hundred of those gal-
lant soldiers who wore the gray in the
late war marched in the parade which
was formed to giv greater eclat to the
.celebration and that between six
thousand ami seven thousand patriotic
people took part in or witnessed the
ceremonies of that celebration which
wound up with great barbecue.
But the most pleasant reading in
that dispii tch from Brownwood Tex.
published in the Times-Democrat yes
terday was that which informed us
that at the meeting a liberal contribu
tion was raised for the - Soldiers' home
We hope our patriotic fellow-citizens
will go on holding their reunions
their parades their jollifications and
barbacues of this kind in and around
every town and city in the Lone .Star
state now the empire state of the
south if a culminating incident in
each of these celebrations gotten up
by Confederate veteran societies will
be a liberal contribution to the stale
home for maimed indigent and dis-
abled Confederate veterans at Austin.
North Carolina Virginia Louisiana
South Carolina Georgia Florida and
Arkansas have nil pensioned or other-
wise provided for their disabled or in-
digent Confederate veterans while
Texas has been trying to do it. If
the Texas peoplo were as far in the
van in this worthy business ns the
Texas troops were on the bloodiest
battlefields of the late war the Sol-
diers' Home at Austin would have
been finished long ago and in a style
fit to make it a monument to the
valor of tlio Texas soldiers showing
them and their descendants that their
services wounds and sacrifices were
not all in vain as long us they had
won even in defeat the grand victory
of earning tho lasting honor and
gratitude of their fellow-men.
KKSIXT Of THE TOI I KA CONV N-
TJON. All signs indicate that the deep
water problem is rapidly'iipproaching
a practical solution. The Topeka
convention has dono much more than
that at Denver to shape public opin-
ion and direct its power upon con-
gress now soon to assemble Repre-
senting as it diil the commercial
needs interests and governing classes of
the west its request for a deep water
harbor on tho Texas coast comes from
the growing power of the new west
every day becoming more formidable
and which will command the atten-
tion of the nation. The voice which
comes up from tho Topeka gathering
is not that of Texas and the
Indian Territory alone but
it is tho demand of
the great west the tier of the states
west of the Mississippi which will be
hooded by the east when the Topeka
resolutions nro read in the hrdls of
congress. The increasing strength of
the new west backed as it will bo by
the south with the exception of
Louisiana perhaps will be able to en-
force its demand. Tho two sections
can together wield the balance of
power on a question in which democ-
racy and republicanism are not men-
tioned. Tho prospects are fair for the
appropriation asked for being made by
the approaching session of congress
to the extent of ten millions or more
if necessary. The question of deep
water for Texas has passed beyond
the control of local interest into the
domain of national questions. One-
third of the whole country is interes-
ted besides Texas and taking a hand
in tho solution of the problem.
MODERN KIMCATKlNAI. NONSENSE.
The whole drift of modern thought
is towards superficiality in everything.
In nothing is the tendency more ap-
proved than in the curricula of some
of our public school systems. A cen-
tury ago in the time when such men
as Washington Jefferson Franklin
Napoleon and Wellington existed the
learner had but few studios but those
were thoroughly comprehended and
instead of skipping from one branch
to another as is now the fashion
without comprehending any the
young mind was directed upon two or
three hooks and the habit of concen-
tration acquhed early. Some school
children carry in their satchels
enough books some upon high and
difficult science utterly beyond the
grasp of the juvenilo intellect to
stagger old Ben Franklin himself were
he now in the land of the living. In
fact not only is the child
overloaded with too many studies
some of them utterly valueless in the
practical business of after life but in
some instances the little pupil is
called upon to meddle with branches
of education suited only to the Uni
versity or the college and to which the
trained philosophical mind alone is
equal. The curricula of the present
day are too diffusive and lack that con
centrative character necessary to lay
the foundation of anything like pro
The fact is the leading idea of in
struction in the public schools should
Lc "reading writing arithmetic gram
mar and geography." When we go
beyond these the original intention
of the common free school is trans
cended. All that the tate should be
expected to undertake is to furnish
the children of the masses knowledge
sufficient to engage in the practical
business of life.
Nota Bene : Texas is the empire
state of the Union and Austin is the
queen city of Texas.
Five years from now a lot in Austin
that can now be had for a thousand
dollars can't be bought for Jifteen
hundred. Mark the prediction.
Tjie moral atmosphere around Aus
tin is so pure and healthful the "ten-
derfoot" who conies here has great
difficulty in persuading some one to
lead him astray.
With her glorious climate her
marvelous beauty and her wondrous
attractions Austin is tho best town in
the world. Hero you are assured
health happiness and prosperity.
Another bloody family vendetta has
broken out in West Virginia. These
affairs in that state and Kentucky are
really a disgrace to the whole country
and ought to bo stopped at all haz-
ards. The education of the negroes of the
south should be entrusted only to those
teachers who are interested in pre-
serving and promoting peace harmony
and fraternal feelings between the
white and black races.
A convention composed of leading
negroes is now being held in Spring-
field Illinois. One of its first acts
was tlio appointment of a committee
to investigate charges of alleged dis
crimination against colored people in
charitable institutions in that state
and yet Illinois is a republican state.
Some of tho aspirants for the gover-
norship of Texas are a good deal like
tho school boy who put on his pant-
hind side in front; he didn't know
whether ho was going to school or go-
. Tug marriage in Baltimore a few
days sinco of Mr. Long and Miss
Short illustrates how extremes do
sometimes meet in their search for
the long and tho short of connubial
Difference between a generous
man and a miser: One is all for giving
and the other all for getting. A com-
bination of the two would make a
wonderful illustration of Christian
C'ntiirrh Cun't lie Cured
with LOCAL APPLICATION as they
cannot reach the seat of the disease.
Catarrh is a blood or constitutional
disease and in order to cure it you
have to take internal remedies. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is taken internally and
acts directly on the blood and mucus
surface. Hall's Catarrh Cure is no
quack medicine. It was prescribed by
one of tho best physicians in this
country for years and is a regular
prescription. It is composed of the
best tonics known combined with the
best blood purifiers acting directly on
the mucus surface. The perfect com-
bination of the two ingredients is
what produces such wonderful results
in curing catarrh. Send for testimo-
F.J. CHENEY A Co. Prop.
Sold by Druggists price 75e.
The Best on Wheel.
The world moves and the great Millmrn
Wagon company giovcs with it. and is now
making better wagons and all classes of
vehicles than ever. The Millmrn farm
wagon has no superior and fanners want-
ing it durable well-built wagon put up out
of seasoned timber by skilled workmen
should buy a Milburu of Dick Cunning-
ham. Tho price is Jow and there is no
wear out to the wagon. Mr. Cunningham
l urries a large stock of wagons of all sizes
besides a complete assortment of spring
vehicles. Call on him if you wunt any-
thing on easy terms.
A Slrunne Suli-lile.
Died. Of Catarrh of tho head hav
ing failed to use Dr. Thurmond's Lone
Star Catarrh Cure. For sale bv all
druggists. For sale by Alexander &
Cornwell 219 East Pecan street.
Sorghum fodder will keep well left
in large cocks in the field and unless
you want to use the ground before
hauling out to feed this is a cheap
way to handle.
Caution. Buy only Dr. Isaac Thomp-
son's Eye Water. Carefully examine the
outside wrapper. Kone other genuine.
NEWSY NOTES 1'UKED IT IN THE
Items of Interest for the People anil Official
Figures aud Opinions for
From Tuesduy's Daily.
The governor yesterday on the
recommendation of the jury county
judge and county attorney pardoned
L. P. Fergurson of Coleman county
gent up for forgery. He was a young
cowboy on a ranch some distance from
Coleman and wrote an order for a suit
of clothes signing his employer's
luime to it his wages due amounting
to more than the cost of the suit. He
had no idea of defrauding anyone but
the ablo grand jury got hold of it and
Fergurson was indicted and convicted.
The Dexter Gin and Mill Co-operative
association of Cooke county cap-'
ital block .f:i000 filed a charter yes-
terday in the office of the secretary of
state. Incorporators (J. T. Hender-
son A. F. C. Burgess A. L. Jackson
A. F. Harrison and D. C. Stephens.
The Puulv Jail and Manufacturing
company of Missouri capital stock
!fl")0006 also filed a charter under
the foreign jncorjM (ration act.
The Mississippi Cotton and Woolen
Mills company capital stock $050000
also filed a charter under the same
Hon. O. II. Cooper yesterday made
the following ruling:
Schools in which sectarian in
struction is given after the children
have hesn sent to school in the morn
ing and uetore tlio ciukiren nave been
returned to their homes in the even-
ng are sectarian within.the meaning
of the constitution and statute al
though the instruction may have been
given outside of the seven hours spec-
ified in the law at a school day and
may not have been given in the
school building. Children are under
the teachers jurisdiction from the
time they reach tho school until they
are returned to their homes.
Clerk Dixon is now reading the
proofs of the second annual report
now in the hand of the printer. The
work is in type down to Dallas
Commissioner foster has returned
from the Topeka convention and is
again at his desk.
Statistics of Jackson county fo
1888 : Cotton bales 889 : corn bush
els r(l888 ; sweet potatoes bushels
17:U0; Irish potatoes bushels 1192;
peas bushels 95 ; sugar cane syrup
barrels 740; bee stands 154; acres in
peaches 7; acres of garden 40; bacon
purchased 18982 pounds ; lard 1422
pounds; corn 2529 bushels ; number
sheep sheared 347 ; wool clip 1000
Of the two hundred organized coun-
ties all but about fifteen have sent in
their tax rolls. Tho rolls of Hamil-
ton county were received yesterday
and the rolls of Marion were footed
up showing an increase of $420594.
Financial report of the city of Gal-
veston is as follows in totals:
Total revenues for the year end-
ing February 2.S 1SS! from all
sources JKKVi.fm 37
Total disbursements 7-'2HlM 77
Total liabilities including
bonded debt 141!)'J30 79
Total assets exclusive of JflSM-
100 school proberty 844003 00
STATE INSPECTOR OF OILS.
The following interesting circular
just sent out by Col. Brown explains
Austin Texas October 7 1S89.
Notes of experiments in testing
three vials of oil. The three vials
were filled from a tank of "Brillianfat
Austin Texas September 25 1889.
First test Temperature of oils at
the beginning 0 degs. The bulb was
just covered by the oil and hung clear of
sides of oil glass which insures ther-
mometer registering actual tempera-
ture of oil.
Flashed at 95 degs. ; burned at 120
Second test Temperature of oil at
beginning 80 degs. ; bulb precisely as
in first test Hashed at 112 degs.;
burned at 122 degs.
Third test Temperature at begin
ning (!0 degs. ; bulb just covered by
oil but resting against side of
oil glass near the rim
which at the point of con-
tact may be cooler than the mass of
oil when heated and may thus tend
to keep the mercury from rising to the
proper degree. Flashed at 102 degs. ;
burned at 109 degs.
In each experiment the oil was given
an opportunity to burn at 109 degs.
and every degree upwards until it
It is a significant fact that the
sample heated up from GO degs. with
lamp which in every instance carried
small flame burned 2 degs. lower than
the sample which was heated from 80
It also avpears that the mere con
tact of the bulb with side of glass
carried otl' 11 degs. of the heat. It is
therefore evident that the bulb
should hang clear of the glass.
The lesson is deduced that very
slight disturbing influences may ren-
der tho test untrue and unfair.
These experiments were conducted
with the most critical attention to de
tails so as to make conditions pre-
Special order No. 172. Adjutant-
general's office assigns the Ross Light
1 D lY.urpn w hv an aw
i annhb iM
Infantry of Colmesnil Tex. to the
Fifth regiment as company II. Cap-
tain W. J. Colvin ; first lieutenant J.
S. Henderson ; second lieutenant E.
Commissions also issued to Capt. R.
A. Heartiield First Lieutenant C. L.
Wilkins Second Lieutenant "W. H.
Amsier of Brenham Light Guard;
First Lieutenant J. E. Wallace Sec-
ond Lieutenant B. L. Richard of Gray-
son Rifles. y
The following balances fromSeptem
her were announced for the treasury
The following charters were filed :
Printers' Building and Loan associ-
ation of Tarrant county; headquar-
ters Ft. Wortli ; runs fifty years. In-
corporators W. A. Garner J. C. Ter-
rell Jr. M. G. Ellis.
The American Freahold and Mort-
gage companv of England filed certifi-
cate ef charter; capital $ 5000000.
One thousand dollars' worth of
court house bonds of the new county
of Coke were purchased.
City of Gonzales school house bonds
to the amount of $15000 were regis-
tered. Runnels county statistics for 1888:
Cotton bales 112; corn bushels
21170; wheat bushels 4704; oats
59525 ; rye 977 ; sweet potatoes 1813 ;
bacon bought 14937: lard bough
3895 pounds; number sheep sheared
Prof. Dumble in his first circular
Prof. Jenny has given his entire
time to the geology and botany of Gil-
lespie county and will have his field
work completed by October 1. Among
tho specimens he has sent in are
many that are valuable and the sur-
cisely similar except in the particulars
Comparisons of results are invited
where experiments are made by per-
sons interested either as dealers or
inspectors in oil inspection.
W. M. Brown
From Wednesday's D.iily. 1
AROUND THE CAPITOL.
Mutters Ticked Up In Oar Tour lu the
Gov. Ross if nothing prevents will
make the opening address at the Dal-
Hon. O. II. Cooper yesterday sent
out the following important circular
to county superintendents of public
Department of Education
Austin Tex. Oct. 8 1889
To County Superintendents:
I send you to-day a circular to
trustees advising that steps be taken
at once to procure tho lew of a local
school tax for tho year 1890-91. This
tax should be voted now so that the
duties of the assessor may not be un-
duly increased by later levies. May I
ask that you urge this matter on the
attention of your trustees and the pa-
trons of the schools to the end that
our schools may be made more satis-
factory to the people and more bene-
ficial to tho children? Yours very re-
spectfully Oscar H. Cooper
State Superintendent Public Instruc-
tion. bkcketary of state.
The Young Men's Christian associa-
tion of Houston filed a charter yes-
terday in the office of the secretary of
Tho rolls of Kaufman county show
a decrease in values of $79()05.
The files of the comptroller's office
show that in the case of L. D. Mont-
gomery of Washington county
charged with passing as true a forged
instrument there was only one charge
against the accused. Yet by a defect
in the law forty-three cases vere made
out of it. The bill of costs made by
Justice Curin against the state in all
these cases and which has been paid
amounted to $12G that of Tne con-
stable $108 ; district clerk $420 ; sher-
iff over $200 or a total of $914. The
defendant was convicted and given
If you visit the state geological
rooms in the new capitol you will be
surprised at the beautiful and varied
display of minerals. They are well-
arranged and neatly and scientifically
classified and interesting. You should
by all means go through the geologi-
cal department when visiting the
"I.ook Like llnsiiicss.
The -transactions of McKean
Filers it Co. for the month of Septem-
ber foots up $44792.83 and something
over $15000 for the past five days in
October. This concern in reaching
out for the dry goods business have
bought the greatest stock ever seen
here. They now have permanent
quarters in both New York and Bos-
ton where a constant outlook is kept
for bargains and agree to undersell
regular prices from anywhere. Their
nearby business is rapidly increasing
and they report trade unknown to
STABLISIIED 1882. -
nrSa-B Kentucky bour Mash I II
puee I Kye and Bourbun 1
Peach and Apple Brandies
Henry & Martel French Cognac
Irish and Scotch Whiskey.
The best stocked bar ever opened on Pecan street. Call and ex-
amiuo goods iSveryining neat and clf-an. folne attendants. The
wishes aud taaies of tno publio specially consulted.
404 EAST FECAN STREET
Opposite the Milburn Wagon Company and Gerhard Hardware Store Autsn.
CARSEREl) VI' FOR THE STATES-
MAN'S SUNDAY MOUSING
Items From Jinny Sources mill Wise
Words by Men of
The Catholics claim one-fifth of the
entire population of the United
The national Congregational coun-
cil will commence its sittings in Wor-
chester Mass. October 9th.
Father Mathew societies of New
York will celebrate his anniversary on
the 10th of October in the Church of
the Holy Innocents.
There is no influence of more value
than the individual sense of exist-
ence. The centennial Episcopal triennial
convention opened in St. George's
church New York October 2 and
and will continue in session about a
Dr. J. W. Knox believes that Japan
will yet become the center of the
Christian agencies which are to revo-
lutionize the east.
The bishops of the Protestant Epis-
copal church report a larger number
of confirmations (ban ever before not-
ed. Custom is the shell of ignorance
that progress must break through by
picking at the shell the same as
chickens como to light.
Gen. Sherman's son tlio Rev.
Thomas Ewing Sherman S. J. or-
dained a priest in July has returned
to the Jesuit college at Woodstock
Md.. where he will continue his studies
for two years longer.
Dispatches from Crete say that tho
Christian inhabitants of the island
arc fleeing to the mountains. Their
cattle and other property is being
stolen by the Turks. Many Christians
have been cast into prison.
All men are "queer" that dare to act
themselves but those who hope to be
mistaken for others by acting like
them are foolish.
The American Home Missionary so-
ciety during the first five months of
its present fiscal year has gained $98-
f)00 over the receipts for the corre-
sponding period in 1388. Of this gain
$215200. is in gifts and $75:iOO in
A minister lately addressing a worn !
an's missionary meeting ittid that
"thousands of gallons of rum go into
Africa for every missionary who is
sent there;" whereupon one of the
sisters whispered to her neighbor
"Rather a large allowance for those
On Wednesday October 1G Hash-
lui ah Italia falls.
Shemini Estcret is on Thursday Oc-
Simchat Torah on Friday October
18 closes the Jewish holy day season
until Tabernacles December 18.
For all chronic affections of mar-
ried or single ladies Dr. J. P. Drom-
goole's English Female Bitters act
like a charm.
The Presbyterian savs: "There are
more Jews in New York city than in
Jerusalem itself the number being
nearly 90000. They keep up their
distinctive worship and maintain
forty-nine synagogues. They are a
recognized force in commercial and
political circles. Among them are
wealthy bankers princely merchants
able and influential editors and active
Consumption Surely Cured.
To the Editor: Please inform your read-
ers that I have a positive remedy for con-
sumption. By its timely use thousands of
hopeless ea'S have been permanently
cured. I shall be glad to send two bottles
of my remedy frkb to nny of your readers
who "have consumption if they will send me
their express and P. (). address. Respect-
fully T. A. SLOCUM M. C 181 Pearl
tit. S'. Y.
Rev. E. B. Wright and family have
returned to tire city after spending a
delightful summer at Mackinac Mich.
Mr. Wright and family are in excel-
lent health and spirits.
i - MIKE BOLAND PROP.
A LuiiNliiK Mlvli. Minister Gets $3000.
On Saturday July 20 the official
cards from tho Louisiana State Lot-
tery company announced that ticket
No. 580(17 drew tho second capital
prize of $100000 in Tuesday's July
10 drawing the ticket being held in
twentieths one-twentieth sold in Lan-
sing Mich. Conjectures as to who
held tlio lucky number ran ran rife.
Some were of the opinion that a
young man by the name of Cospers
employed at tho iron works held it
others thought the entire thing a
snide delusion and snare. By pursu-
ing investigations unremittingly the
Republican has ascertained the owner
of the ticket to the fortune of $5000
to be none other Kev. Fred Mayer
German Evangelical minister. Lan-
sing (Mich.) Republican August 7.
The wool market abroad continues
AScnip or I'liprr Sitves Her Life.
It was just an ordinary scrap of writing
paper but it saved her life. She was in the
last stages ot consumption told by physi-
cians that she was inuurublo and could
live only a short time; she weighed less
than seventy pounds. On a piece of wrap-
ping paper she read of Dr. King's New Dis-
covery and got a sample bottle; it helped
her; she bought a large bottle; it helped
her more; bought another and grew better
fast continued its use and is now strong
healthy rosy plump weighing 140 pounds.
For fuller particulars send stamp to W. H.
Cole druggist Fort Smith. Trial bottles
of this wonderful Discovery free at J.J.
Tobin's drug store.
The tone of the wool market is im-
proving. A Suflferrr of Twelve Months Cured.
Mr. Allen Leard pharmacist Ches-
ter S. C writes: "Gentlemen: We
had just as soon be without quinine
as to be out of Huges' Chill Tonic.
We believe we give our customers
more value for their money in this
than any other chill cure. One of the
most wonderful cures of Chills and
Fever came under my observation. A
man suffering for about twelve months
from a most obstinate attack of Chills
and Fever tried every remedy that he
could hear of all to no purpose. I
persuaded him to try a bottle of
Hugos' Tonic; from that time over
twelve months ago he has not had a
chill. I am perfectly willing for you
to use this letter as you may see lit."
Frepared by R. A. Rohinhon & Co.
Wholesale Druggists Louisville Ky.
Sold by Druggists.
Col. Zanderson says that wool
growers should keep their eyes on tlie-
manufacturers. The colonel as usual
is eminently correct. Thev need
watching right now.
You Can Save Money by Buying
your Drugs Medicines Faints
and Oils Toilet Articles Station
ery Toilet Soap and Perfuma-
from Alexander & Cornwell
The Low Frioe Druggists
219 East Pecan Street.
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