The Austin Statesman. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 17, 1889 Page: 1 of 8
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AUSTIN TEXAS THURSDAY OCTOBER 17 1SS9
STATE BY WIEE.
ITIZENS MEETING AT FORT WORTH
TO INAUGURATE A SCHEME FOR
Death of an Unknown Man from Neglect.
Laredo's Boom News from Over
t Special to the Statesman.
I .'' Foht Worth October 15. A meeting of
citizens was neiu at o o clock today to con-
sider a proposition to build a railroad from
Fort Worth to Albuquerque. N. M. The
proposition submitted was that for $40000
subsidy the company would within fifteen
.days begin work at Fort Worth on the road-
Whcn thirty miles are built
$25000 is to be paid and when 100 miles are
built the balance of $15000 is to be paid.
The company binds itself to make Fort
Worth the main ollice of the road and main
tiin machine shops here. The meeting ac-
cepted the proposition and appointed a
committee lo raise tlie $40000. The old
company is lo turn its franchise and located
line over to the new company.
Death of a Defaulter.
Special to the Statesman.
Palestine Tex. October 15. Ex-County
Treasurer J. W. Richardson died at his
residence today. Mr. Richardson was
stricken with paralysis in one side early in
the spring and yesterday fell from his bed
and broke his left Inn. Mr. Richardson
was indicted at the last term of the
.district court for defaulting to the county
for $9000. Before his arrest he had
..made over to his bondsmen all of his
; property sufficient to cover the amount of
the defalcation and the amount due the
state has been paid over by the sureties.
Mr. Richardson was treasurer for this com-
pany for four years and died at an ad-
LINES FROM LAREDO.
Northern Capitalists Becoming Interested In
;VJ the Town Cotton Factory Project.
Special to the Statesman.
f Laredo October 15. The Laredo coal
. .fields are being rapidly developed. Those
'i mines have been lately supplied with new
. machinery and the output is increasing
4 daily. Several parties are in the city from
I Kansas City making investments. They
) declare themselves well satisfied with the
progress to be seen on every hand. Four
new passenger cars for the Laredo Electric
Street railway have arrived. The immense
power house of the Laredo Improvement
.Veompany is rapidly Hearing completion.
ff very large. The board of trade are in re-
ceipt of a communication from northern
capitalists in regard to the establishment of
a cotton lactory to cost finu.uuu. me in-
ternational passenger tratlic between this
place and the United States and Mexico
through Laredo is rapidly increasing.
Close connections are now made at
this point by the Mexican
National and International railroads. A
large number of business houses are being
remodeled and enlarged. The work of
boring tljp artesian well on the Larelo
huthts has been commenced.
The San Antonio and Aransas Pass
railway is expected to reach tins city by
the 1st of February.
A Surprise in Waco.
Special to the Statesman.
Waco October 15. The citizens of the
'Central City were surprised to-day to learn
that Leasing Solomon & Rosenthal had
sold out. This firm is the largest wholesale
dry goods house in central Texas and were
.also extensive cotton dealers. II. B. Clatlin
& Co. of New York were purchasers of
the wholesale business of the lirm and all
real estate in the county; also the interest
of Lessing Soloman it Rosenthal in the
firm of Lewis Bros & Co. Gainesville
Tex. Isaac Heidenheimer of Galveston
was the purchaser of the interest of Less-
ing Solomon fc Rosenthal in the firm
of Lessing Solomon & Rosenthal and
Co. retail dry goods in this city. The in-
terest of J. A. Solomon and M. N. Rosen-
thal in the firm of W. S. Blaekshear it Co.
was sold out to .las. I. Moore. The whole
sale will net $450001). The notes and ac-
counts of the firm have been turned over
to Leo Frank as trustee for the benefit of
certain creditors to the amount of $100000.
Jleotiiig to Settle Land Titles.
Special to the Statesman.
Amakillo Tex. October 12. A meeting
of business men was held here yesterday
to consider the unsettled condition of land
titles caused by the threatened suits of the
attorney-general against the Houston and
Texas Central railway. Delegates were ap-
pointed to attend a northwest Texas con-
vention to be held at Vernon to take ac-
tion in regard to the matter.
United States Ciicnit Court.
Special to the Statesman.
Galveston October 15. In the United
States circuit court today in the case of
Nelson S. Easton and James Rintoul vs.
the Houston and Texas Central Railway
company the special master in chancery
hied his report upon the receiver's accounts
Postttoely Oared by
these little I'ill.
They alro relloro DIs
Kress from Dyspepsia
pndlgestlon and Tool
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ness Nausea Drowgl
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Jlouth Coated Tongue Pain In the Ode TOE
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and prevent Constipation and Piles. Thn
rmallest and easiest to take. Only ono pUl
dose. Purely vegetable. Price 3 cents.
CASTZS lOaiZtXl CO. Prcj'n Bit To
V i iwrn
from December 8 1888 to March 31 1889.
These accounts show for the general fund
total receipts to the amount of $l5fi3.4!V.6U;
total disbursements $!15(j.918.20 leaving a
cash balance of $011574.40. In the account
of the proceeds of sales of land donated by
the state is shown total receipts of $275582.-
40; total disbursements $27037.37 leaving
a balance of $248545.97. The special master
recommends that an order be entered ap-
proving the accounts.
A Small Failure.
Special to the Statesman.
Fort Worth October 15. Wealier Bros.
proprietors of a small drug store made an
assignment this evening to George. H.
Mulkey for the benefit of creditors. Lia-
bilities $3700; assets $2100 besides accounts.
The Marshall Failure.
Special to the Statesman.
Marshall Tex. October 15. The in-
ventorj of I. Wolff whose failure was
mentioned a few days ago foots up $75000.
His liabilities are about $40000. Several of
his eastern creditors are here looking after
Death of Ex-Governor Perry.
Special to the Statesman.
Kerrville October 15. Ex-Governor
Perry of Florida died here today. His
remains will be shipped to Pensacola for
List of the Luck y Numbers Officially Reported
from New Orleans.
Special to the Statesman.
New Orleans La. October 15. No. 63-
856 capital prize sold in New York New
Orleans Washington D. C. ; San Francisco
Oakland and Santa Barbara Cal. ; Mem-
phis and Bigbyville Tenn. ; Sharon Valley
Conn. ; Danville.Va. ; Forest City Ark ;
Walla Walla and Spokane Falls Wash.
No. 71.323 second prize sold in New Or-
leans New York San Francisco Detroit
Mich.; Milwaukee Wis.; Memphis Tenn.;
South Bend Ind.; Greenville S. C. ; Bar-
num Tex.; Helena Mont. and Walla
No. 25309 third prize sold inBoston. Mass.
New Orleans La. St. Louis Mo. Cincin-
nati Houston Texas Leavenworth Kans.
and Oakland Cal.
No. 91454 fourth prize sold in Washing-
ton D. C Chicago 111. Buffalo N. Y.
Memphis and Chatanooga Tenn. Peoria
111. and Concordia Kans.
No. 3397 16228 each ten thousand dollars.
Nos.19233 4572862.827 82544 92263 each
five t housand dollars.
M. A. DAur-HiN.
Uen. Chalmers' Allegations Denounced by the
Columbus October 12. The following
resolutions were adopted to-day at a largely
attended meeting of citizens at the city
Whereas Gen. James R. Chalmers the
republican nominee for governor of the
state of Mississippi in his letter of with-
drawal published in the Memphis Appeal
and perhaps in other newspapers used the
following to wit from Columbus: 1-I re-
ceived a message from colored leaders beg-
ging me not to speak there as they would
be the sufferers and letters from personal
friends who were democrats urging me not
to come. On the appeal from the negroes
I decided not to go though I had before
that written to my democratic friends that
I would come.
"I afterward learned from Mr. Abram S.
Humphries a young lawyer of good family
who brought the message to me from the
negroes that when he returned an excited
mob was waiting for me at the depot and
that he believed if I had gone I would have
been openly shot on the streets or secretly
And Whereas We representing the citi-
zens of Columbus in meeting assembled
With a full knowledge of the temper feel-
ing and opinion of our people therefore
we do hereby resolve and declare that the
charge or intimation of premeditated vio-
lence toward him as conveyed by the
words above quoted to-wit:
That an excited mob was waiting for me
at the depot and that he believed that if I
had gone I would have been openly shot on
the streets or secretly assassinated" is
without foundation and false in fact and
Be it further resolved That a copy of
these proceedings be furnished our city
newsnaners and the correspondents of
others outside of the city for publication.
St. Paul Minn. October 15. The Broth
erhood of Railway Brakemen settled down
to business promptly at the appointed hour
this morning and entered into executive
business in the hall of the house of repre-
sentatives at thb capitol. The most im-
portant feature of the session which wil
probably cover a period of about ten days
will be the thorough revision of the consti-
tution which has become a necessity. In its
present impertect state it is a
source of annoyance anu icnus
to hamper rattier than benefit
the order ine clauses reiemng 10 trans-
fer and withdrawal "cards" will receive at-
tention. New provisions must be made for
various classes of membership. Te order
is constantly in receipt of applications for
honorary non-beneficiary membership
from those who are ineligible to a regular
communication. Also from operators sta-
tion agents and others who once twisted
the brake wheel a few times. It is thought
that these matters can be easily disposed of
with credit and benefit to the Brotherhood.
A Riot In Georgia.
Boston October 15. A special from At-
lanta Ga. says: The Al.iance men have
taken possession of the town of Dothenala
to resist the license tax. A riot in which
two leading men have been killed is in
progress. Two town officers were mortally
wounded and a dozen others seriously
Declined to Interfere.
Pottsville Pa. October 15. The board
of pardons at Harrisburg have decided not
to interfere in the case of Pietro Ravonoski
sentenced to be hanged on Wednesday
October 23. for the murder of two women.
It is certain that his execution will take
place on that date. Ravonoski when in-
formed today of his impending fate mani-
fested utter indifference.
DOWN TO DEATH.
HORRIBLE . ACCIDENT ON THE IN-
CLINED PLANE RAILWAY AT
The Disaster Due to Defect in the Machinery.
Several Hen and Women Literally
Dashed to Pieces.
Cincinnati October 15 The most ap-
palling accident ever known on the in-
clined plane railways in this city happened
today between 12 and 1 o'clock. It was on
the Mount Auburn inclined plane which
lies at the head of Main street and reaches
to a height of between 250 and 300 feet in a
space perhaps of 2000 feet or less. Two
cars are employed one on each track.
They are drawn by two steel wire cables
that are wound up on a drum at the top of
a hill by an engine located there. Nine
passengers had entered the car at
the foot of the plane and a number
were in the other car at the top. The pas-
sage of the ascending car was all right
until it reached the top when to his un-
speakable horror the faithful engineer
found that the machinery would not re-
spond and that he could not stop the
engine. Only one result was possible. The
car was arrested by the strong lumber
which stops the progress and as the engine
continued all its force was expended on the
two cables and they snapped like wrapping
thread under its enormous power. Then
the car with its nine inmates locked within
began the descent of that frightful slope.
The crash at the foot of the plane was
lrightful and the scene was horrible. The
iron gate that formed the lower end of
the truck on which the car rested was
thrown sixty feet down the street. The top
of the car was lying almost as fur in the
gutter. The truck itself and flooring and
seats of the car formed a shapeless wreck
mingled with the bleeding and mangled
bodies of the nine passengers. Two were
taken out dead one a middle-aged lady
recognized as Mrs. Ives the other a young
lady of 20 Miss Lillian Oskamp daughter
of Henry Kneiss a teacher died soon after-
wards. Fifty thus were injured perhaps fatally
and one man escaped miraculously with
but slight injury. The names of the in-
jured are not yet fully ascertained. Hon-
orable W. M. Dickinson and Mr. Mc Fad-
den are said to be two of them. Judge
Dickinson is nearly 70 years old and can
hardly survive such a shock. As soon as
it could be done the dead w-re taken to
the morgue to await identification while
the wounded 'were taken to
the nearest places where ex-
amination could be made. Intense excite-
ment prevailed and enquires were made
by friends who feared that members of their
families might be in the illlated car.
This inclined plane is the oldest in the
county. It was built tventy-one years ago
and this is the first accident attended with
loss of life at any of the four inclined
planes that are in constant use. It is too
t arly for examination into the trouble with
the engine but there has been only one
similar case in the history of inclined
planes here in both the others the engine
was got under control before the cables
were broke. Perhaps the most horrible
condition of any exception in the descen-
ding car was two passengers in the other
carat the foot of the plane. They were
locked in as is always the case und were
compelled to await the coming of the other
car and its inevitable crash beside them at
the foo: of the track.
Judge W. M. Dickinson was one of the
first of the wounded to die. He is a well
known attorney retired for a number of
years. He was tne warm personal friend
of President Lincoln The list of dead now
Judge W. M. Dickinson.
Mrs. Caleb Ives.
Miss Lillian Oskamp Rachael Krieiss
and Joseph Hocksteller.
The wounded were: Charles McFadden
both legs broken.
Joseph McFadden. cut inside and on va-
rious portions of the body and internal in-
juries. Mr. Hocksteller cuts and internal in-
juries and Mrs. Joseph McFadden
wounded were taken to the hospital.
Charles Golbel who was the man of the
lever who had the unspeakable horror to
find himself unable to stop the engine says
lie complained that the cut off was not
working properly. "I told the engineer
about it this morning" he said "and the
engineer told me he had repaired it. but it
was evidently still out of order and this
must have been what was the cause of the
Engineer Howard could not be found
though this is not to be considered evi-
dence that he is hiding. lThe confusion
about the place was very great for a con-
siderable time. Coroner Pendigs will
make a thorough investigation of the cause
of the accident.
Mr. Kneiss was a teacher in the third
intermediate school and lived at 14 Euclid
avenue. Mount Auburn with his fumily.
He was on his way home to dinner. His
body was badly disfigured and was re-
moved to the morgue.
Mrs. Ives was the wife of Caleb Ives
treasurer of the Globe Soap works at 35
Water street and lived at Riverside. She
was on her way to visit her son Franklin
Ives and his bride nee Belle Duhme. who
were married a few weeks' ago. Mrs. Ives
was about 60 years old and her neck was
broken. The body was removed to the
Joseph McFaddin aged 67 stone
cutter of 110 Saunders street. Mount
Auburn was found to be injured. His
right leg was crushed his scalp cut and he
was suffering severe internal pain. He
died at 2:20 p. m. His son a young man
was taken from the wreck with his
foot crushed and was removed to bis home.
The right leg of Judge Wm. M. Dickinson
aged 65 of 196 Auburn avenue was
crushed and his scalp and face were
wounded. He was conscious but flighty
and was not able to tell anything about the
accident. He also died.
Mrs. Hochstetter wife of Wm. Hoch-
stetter. of the firm of Laist t Ho distetter
was barely conscious. She was severely
injured about the head. She lives at Oak
and Bellevue Btreets All those at the
hospital are too badly injured to recall the
terrible scenes as the car whirled them to
the rtottom of the incline.
An eye witness describes the cause of the
appalling accident as follows: As car
number 29 reached the top of the plane
Goebel the cablernan forced down the
lever which shut off the steam. For some
reason the apparatus refused to work and
the car rushed on upon the iron railing.
Goebel bent all bis strength upon the lever
but it failed to budge On the car rushed
madly on with a tremendous power that
drew it on the ironwork pierced
deep into the wooden flooring
and still the cable trigged. Finally with a
prating noise the cuble slipped "from the
brass clamps that held them. The bolts
that secured them opened and the car was
free. The passengers unconscious of the
doom impending were about to step from
the vehicle as it shot downward upon its
mission of death. The passengers who had
arisen fell together upon the Mooring of the
car. Down the plane of several hundred
feet it sped and plunged fiercely upon the
railing at the bottom and dashed it into
pieces like cordwood. The car struck shot
far out upon Main street and was shivered
into a thousand fragments.
CHICKASAW SUPREME COURT.
A Decision Disfranchising the White Hen in
Tishomingo October 15. The Chickasaw
Nation is greatly excited over the decision
of the supreme court of the Chickasaw
Nation confirming the lega'ity of the
seventh amendment to the tribal constitu-
tion passed last winter by the National
council which disfranchises every white
man who holds his citizenship through the
marriage with an Indian woman. A
thousands of these men and hundreds of
Indians belonging to the Guy party which
opposed the disfranchisement are now here
preparing to appeal to congress for relief.
The white men will demand that the land
be allotted in severalty in both the Ch lea-
saw and Choctaw Nations and all land
west . of the ninety-sixth meridian
be thrown onen for settlement
The supreme court is composed of
two mil mood Indians ana one nan-
breed thcjlatter dissenting from the opin-
ion. For twenty-five years it has been an
unwritten law that a white man's marriage
to an Indian woman made him a citizen.
The decision is in opposition to the treaty
of 1866 between the United States and the
Choctaw and Chickasaw nations. The re-
sult of the decision will be disastrous to the
cattle interests of the Territory which is
largely in the hands of the whites. It is
now held that in view of the decision which
violates a congressional treaty congress is
no longer bound to observe the treaty and
can open the country to settlement or make
such laws as will fit the situation. The
Chickasaw legislature opened an extra ses-
sion yesterday and many members lost
their (eats on account of the dicision.
' LETTER FROM CLEVELAND
Read Before the Convention of Democratic
Societies in Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia Pa. October 15. The first
general assembly of the Democratic Socie-
ties of Pennsylvania began today in Thalia
theutti-. in this city. Over 800 delegates
representing Democratic clubs in all parts
of the: state wore in attendance. Mr.
Chauncey F. Black called the convention
to order after which a leter from ex-President
Cleveland was read. After ex-
pressing regret at not being able to attend
the meeting Mr. Cleveland says:
"My estimate of these democratic meet-
ings as agents for the instruction
of the people upon political topics and
for the accomplishment of legitimate
political . work is well known
and there never was a time when in the
interest of good government and national
prosperity they were moie needed. The
condition of political affairs is such that the
attention of all the Democrats should be
directed to the enforcement of the distinct-
ive principles of the party and in my
opinion this is no time for search after
make-shifts and temporary expedients.
We as a party are fully enlisted in the
cause of the people and patriotic duty
and party success require that we
should be consistent and steadfast.
All personal and selfish aims should be
subordinated. I confidently expect that
in the work we have in hand our Demo-
cratic societies will exhibit an efficiency
which will be gratefully acknowledged by
all who have at heart the welfare and pros-
perity of the American people.
Yours very sincerely
He Suggests a Scheme for the Relief of the
Boston October 15. Governor Oliver
Ames was interviewed by the Herald last
night on the Atchison re-organization plan.
He said :
"This is not fair to the bondholders. As
long as the Atchison Topcka and Santa Fe
is good it must pay its interest. The bond-
holders will not stand by and let themselves
be robbed. The plan might be a grand
tiling for the stockholders but it would be
at the expense of the bondholders. We
bought the bonds as a source of revenue
trying to keep outside of speculation and
we expect a lairer settlement than that now
The governor said that five 5 per cent
bonds of the Chicago Kansas and Western
were bought at pur and now the holders
are offered 55 for them in 4 per cents. For
Gulf. Colorado and Santa Fe $1000 6 per
cent bonds holders are oil'ercd $:j00 4 )cr
cents. To this he thought the bondholders
would not consent. In place of these prop-
ositions he would suggest cutting off from
each bond of five years the coupon giving
in plane of them coupons entitling each
bondholder to receive 60 per cent in cash
and 60 per cent in interest-
bearing scrip. The governor detailed
the workings of this plan at
length and said that by it every interest
would be protected. 1 he Honorable Geo.
O. Shattuck was also seen. He thought it
would be satisfactory to the stockholders
and would go through all right. As be-
tween the holders of the mortgages having
short time to run and the stockholders
scheme greatly favored the latter.
New York October 15. The schooner
Laura laden with iron was upset in the
East river this afternoon and three of the
crew were drowned. Their names were
Win. Jackson JamesHughes and Alex.
Considered the Plan.
Boston October 15. The Boston Marine
Insurance company considered the Atchi-
son plan of reorganization at its directors'
meeting today and voted to adopt it and
deposit all securities under it held by the
THE ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER
MAKES A SPEECH AT A
His Subject the Temporal Power of the Pope
The Emperors of Russia and Ger-
many Hunting Deer.
Rome October 15. A banquet was given
to Prime Minister Crispi at Palermo lust
night. Forty-nine senators and 140 mem-
bers of the chamber of deputies were pres-
ent. Signor Crispi delivered an address in
which he touched upon reforms nccessajy
in the educational system and promised
measures for relief of the poor. He declared
it was necessary to combat all persons
high or low who were seeking to under-
mine the political edifice of Italy. The
temporal power of the pppo although it
had existed for centuries had been only a
transition period. Rome existed before it
and would continue to exist without
it. Complaints or threats .either
from home or abroad would
have no effect. He declared unassailable
the utterance of King Humbert that Rome
forms an integral part of Italy just as law
forms a part of the modern world. After
asserting that the pope possessed perfect
religious liberty and was only restricted
and less harsh I) than in other states from
encroaching upon the sphere of national
right which is the right of reason Signor
Crispi exclaimed :
"IjBt the church now free now endeavor
to frighten Prometheus with the thunder-
bolt of heaven. Our task is to tight In the
cause of reason."
He next touched upon the sub-
ject of anarchism which he said
was easier to combat than the
church. He appealed to all men of ad-
vanced but reasonable ideas to separate
openly from the creators of disorder na-
tionafdiscord and social disorganization
who were pretending to represent the idoas
of Mazzinl and Garibaldi.
an inspired article.
St. Petersburg October 15. The semi-
official Novoe Vremyie in an inspired ar-
ticle affirms the friendship of Russia for
Germany and says Russia relics upon
Prince Bismarck tocnaiutain peace.
ISLAND or DRMARARA.
London October 15. Advices from Bris-
bane Queensland state that Sir William
MacGrcgor administrator of New Guinea
accompanied by a party of twenty-two
men recently landed on the island of Dcm-
urara. A force of 250natives made an at-
tack upon the party but after hard fighting
they wero repulsed. When the natives re-
treated they lefteleven of their number dead
or wounded behind them. Several whites
were wounded. Sir William then set fire to
and burned the village of the natives.
Berlin October 15. The czar Grand
Duke Vladimir and Grand Duke George
took part in the hunt on the estate of the
grand duke of Mecklcnberg at Lud wigs-
Lust this morning. A number of red deer
were shot by the (imperial visitors. The
czar and his party left Lnd wigs-Lust at 6
o'clock this evening en route to Russia
returning by way of Berlin and Dautzig.
The czar has repeatedly expressed his grati-
fication with his reception in Germany.
He Warms Up Noble How Pensions are In-
creased and Quadrupled.
Washington D. C October 15. The
Post this morning publishes an interview
with Commissioner Tanner in which he
jut tides his action in reopening Senator
Mandcrson's pension. He says: "I have
not seen a copy of Secretary Noble's letter
to Senator Manderson but judging from
the extracts quoted in Senator Mandcrson's
letter I presume he decided that a re-
opening was illegal because no application
had been made. If that is his reason all
1 can say is that the Secretary must have
very peculiar ideas concerning the case.
CERTIFY : '
"The Royal Baking Powder is absolutely pure for I
have so found it in many tests made both for that company
and the United States Government
" I will go still further and state that because of tho
facilities that company have for obtaining perfectly pure
cream of tartar and for other reasons dependent upon the
proper proportions of the same and the method of its prep-
aration the ROYAL BAKING POWDER is undoubtedly
THE PUREST AND MOST RELIABLE BAKING' POW-
DER offered to the public.
"HENRY A. MOTT Ph. D."
United States Government Chemist
My conception of the duties of the commis-
sioner of pensions is entirely different.
I have always considered that he should
see entire justice is done to all petitioners.
If he should discovera case where Injustice
is being done to a pensioner he should
right the wrong and I am of that opinion
still Secretary Noble to the contrary not-
withstanding." Seaking further on the subject the com-
missioner said it recalled to his mind the
case of General William H. Powell who
was pensioned Just four davs prior to his
(Tanner's) appointment. General Powell '
he said had received a gunshot wound in
the shoulder and was receiving a pen-
sion of $7.60 per month. When Mr.
Noble was made secretary. General Powell
went to Commissioner Black with a note
from Secretary Noble in which the latter
asked the commissioner to do all he could
for General Powell. General Powell de-
clined to submit to medical examination
but notwithstanding this fact had his pen-
sion increased to $:0 per month and dated
back to 1886 and this said Mr. Tanner with
emphasis was done at the instigation of
Secretary Noble four days before I received
Statements Concerning the Negro Emigra-
tion Scheme Denied Land of the Aztecs.
City or Mexico October 15. The negro
emigration movement is again attracting
public attention due to the Interview
copied from the Texas papers with W. H.
Ellis which contains a number of lies
compromising the authorities and promi-
nent persons here with reference to the
negro colonists. It is the intention of the
government to first make a trial of col-
onizing 200 families on the coast and if
they are successful more will be established
on the coast country which although very
fertile is sickly.
Guerrero is the first state which through
its legislature yesterday petitioned con-
gress to amend tne act restricting the presi-
dential ollice to one term or making it ad
libitum. This action will be followed by
other legislatures according to an arranged
II H. Bass general freight and passen-
ger agent of the Mexican National Railway
company has resigned.
The military prison at Santiago Tlalte-
loles contains fourteen prisoners who are
condemned to death.
Count St. Foix the French minister de-
nies the report that he notified the Mexican
government that the . French govern-
ment would not support the
claims of the French syndicate
as published yesterday by El Nacional
the semi-official newspaper though he
says he believes his government will not
act in violation of the treaties.
Four counterfeiters of silver dollars were
arrested yesterday. The country is flooded
with con nter fet silver. The government
has decided to prosecute a vigorous cam-
paign against tne Yaqul Indians and local
truops or rangers will be employed.
The electoral excitement in Yucatan has
died out. Tracoms will have a walk-over
for the governorship as Pasado and Canls-
tello the other candidates have with-
drawn. Several important military changes
are about to take place.
A Big Scheme.
Atlanta Ga. October 15. The Alliance
committee of the locution of the Georgia
exchange met here yesterday and selected
Atlanta as the city in which the exchange
will build a largo warehouse through which
supplies of the entire Alliance will be
handled. This means that the trading for
80000 formers will be done through At-
lanta. The design of the Alliance is to do
away with the middle men thus cutting
the cost doyn to a minimum
Special to the Statesman.
Waco Tex. October 15. T. B. Hopgood
night watchman at St. Louis Arkansas and
Texas railroad yards was fatally injured
while making a coupling here last night.
Washington October 15. The storm
increasing in fury has remained nearly
stationary off the middle Atlantic coast.
A wind of seventy-six miles is reported
from Block island. The temperature has
fallen in the gulf and south Atlantic!
states. It has generally risen elsewhere.
Special to the Statesman.
Galveston October 15. Following ii
the record of the temperature at various
Temperature Galveston 09. C2; Houston
82.56; Hearne 72. 60; Waco 84. 62: Corsl-
cana 82. 66; Dallas . ; Palestine 62.
52 Tyler 76. 62; Longview74.62;Huntsville.
84.48 ; Columbia. . : Orange ;Bren-
ham 82. 60; Cucro 82. 62; Lullng . ; San
Antonio 78. 04; Helton 84. 62; Weatherford.
. ; Abilene 62. 60. Mean. 76.6. 68.4.
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