The Austin Statesman. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 31, 1889 Page: 1 of 8
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i VLXUI" AUaxmi TEXAS THURSDAY. OCTOBER 81 1S89 . : JTT:
SCBIBINGTHE STBANOEB WHO
DROVB A WAT CB02JIN.
Doctor Cronin kent his
turuey saio. ne proposed to show
that one of theiu was No. 91 borne bv one
of the prisoners at the bar. Coming" down
pose of robberv. Mrs. fVmiriin
i iiiwjucn me aoctor kept his funds
and said she was sure he had very little
with him on the nieht of th
cause he never oarried much money about
The next witness was Charles W Kpnt
icij-Tiur me vmcago Times who drove
uio wuiw norse 10 me House of the Conk
lins on May 25. when Mrs. Conkli
He Wore a Short Cropped Beard and
Faded Overcoat Her Evidence
Corroborated by Other.
hicaoo October 28. At the opening of of his coat. etc..
the Cronin trial this morning the state Siven Dv Mrs- Conklin
caueoior Mr. Cronin brother of Doctor! A IADY telegraph operator
Cronin but that gentleman was not in the . Tne local papers says the
i . . I hna BtniiA r a 1 .1
room at me time and Napier Moreland
an employe of Patrick Dinan the livery-
man was called instead. He testified to
the fact of hiring a white horse on the
evening of May 4
to the matter of the camp's action on the
supposed allegations against Doctor Cronin
in connection with the triul of the triangle
in Buffalo witness read as follows:
"Moved and seconded that an inunii.
I demand be made on the executive com-
Doctor Cronin's reception room when the report of me trialcommitteeSm one of
tZ?iCnaHei0rlhmWl1htl'eh0r8edescribed the camp in this rity The moUon was
that individual as appearing verv nervous carried.
and with a piercing disconcerting ran a .V?.; j j . .. .
which he fixed noon witness. Her-H " 7""" .. 7." "rna. "
tion of the man color of his mnstachS . w. .-ttE" ...e en:
accoruea closely with that regarding the trial of an ex-executiie bodv
The senior guardian mentioned witness
said was John F. Betres. onenf th
The examination proceeded as follows:
"What occurred then before the motions
As I said before it was Tom O'Conner's
remarks and asking if we got the report of
OAtll Ml 1111111.111. . I- i . I I
nas strucK a new lead in the Cronin
case against Martin Burke through
a young woman who was employed
as telegraph operator at Hancock.
Af:Au i.:. li rm . .... .
iuiiiu. mat may. ine staie s attorney nas
icnrueu uie luenuiy oi meenoers of tele-
eu samruay out a new point was reached wa"g addressed to Coony" at Chicago' camp in this Hty and that he could tell the
"u " ucoiinucu mo conuuion oi teuing mm to take some money to Burke I J""" lua' reu me camp mat he
the horse when ' he returned it to at Joliet to assist the latter's flight. The I "eftrd " read 111 " desired. An effort was
!UT'T)TTriT7 DT7 CtmrvHir leres that on M.rrh . iw fihon h.
J1V i)l OX UIIM. about 21 years old was in the emnlov of
tiiA Ar.ni.i : i i
vu7 ucicuuam vujuuany as m ianorer at
bttome rass rex.; that while so employed
and unon th t Bknva
be was directed by the defendant company
to board a barge in tow of the steam tug
Frank Fowler going out to Uie jetties: that
for thfl nnrnnoA nf Knaiin uA u...A t
r ' t iic iriiiKO ill
consequence of ita insecure condition it
maila uinlant n . 1 ...).... I
.r(.v aiiu ouiiuuu iuuku ruining
and crushing the yawl resulting in the
nmwnincF rf HKnn rH :..u j
against the Louisiana Lighter and Jetty
uuuijiaiiy are askea in ine aoove amount.
OA LB CAU8ES A
6ATION AT PABT8 NOBTH
A Tailor. Nods In a Windew FalU to the
Sidewalk and Kills Himself Texas
News by Wire.
ii. .1 i .ni . oiner tplpurtimn pr m riroaaa t. .ii liauo ui snow DV witnexa Mint
V'?fK BU. "gbtl 'known men in various western townsalong the. wwaoonibipatiori between himself
"UUCMUI was in me conamon ot the route which Kurke took nn hi. o X I ami Micnael J . Kelly. A. J. rord and P. H.
a horse that had been driven very fast for Cincinnati. It was through a leak some- Mole1f about tlie advisability of destroying
the length of time he was out. He was !ea8 M tliese dispatches that Martin UU"KB " " uanP. BUC. ne actense
.; m tt: . . i wuiao a juuiiicv was nimrrumea . - j.- . wl" " cuommcu vju-
w-v...64v.o.. ..uBinis were oieea- In addition to correspondence between Jection. i ne cross-examination of the wit-
ing and he looked as though he had had a I the Burke and Hancock party it is alleged n.e8S tnan DCgan- Witness further testified
hard drive. The buggy was covered with tn8t 11 wil1 compromise one or more of the tllat f11 Captain O'Connor moved for the
and nd linnlnvnrH ttiikI uieu recently lnaictea on a cnarge 01 at- rf t wuuuiuct w mvesugaie
. i fi i n ii I... I.. . i. c iu.: I liih rniiMrr innr. T.nn rpnnrr. nT rtiu a
Mrs. tonklin at whose house Dr. Cronin attemnts to defeat justice in another diren. mittee had been read in another camn
last lived was the next witness. After nu- tion- pernor Guardian Beggs said that
merous questions as to the location . . "BE.ra0 . J! a?fflr.
of the rooms in the flat Mrs. rnin m'h . 1SI e 'f T?r to do ffM to he ' " ilstrW
Conklin proceeded to tell the storv S ft ZAlfJuSL? Witness had no knowledge as to
of how the doctor was culled wair fmm .iVri 5 "u'l "':?"". P"ether or not me committee to investi-
her house on the nieht of Mnv 4 Who
oiH thot 7.n n. . " . . mn vou near Uaptain U'tJonnor In anv
Sr.dn8 .15? SSSS 'r8ied?- faring the course of the meeting 0
uw.& aA nuvu Olio uuriirn 1. 11 CI 1 1 1 Jl 1 1 ill- I r VV I 111 n 11 a fr faina nltnian Mia Ia nm
. - m i -nuv v A buiuii vuviu VUO lullv
luctant to enter but finally did so. When Resolved. That thismecting.compesedof tuZ" 77ll TlXS uZZZ " '""rpl.'?1'
tne octor was engaged with other nnnwntti Triimn nf nhiV.. hovi.""0 r . " wiuiu
l' . . . .. . v.v... - ..uut.uu u vuivubu. MuiB rnftnn noinn nt whin h
I .. J 1. ... .. . : : . i . . i . i - ... ... " ....
Special to the Statesman.
Pabis October 29. This city was visited
by a heavy storm tonight. About 5:30 a
cloud came up from the northwest and
gentle rain was falling when in a few mo-
ments another came from the southwest.
In an instant signs went whistling through
the air buildings were unroofed and walls
went down. General alarm prevailed.
Waters' three-story building on South
street was partially unroofed and the para
pet ana a portion oi me main wall were
blown on to the adjoining building crush-
inn iwu-unrus oi its rooi into uie second
A portion of the wall of the Farmers and
Merchants bank was blown down.
Settle Ritchie & Hancock's dry goods
store was unroofed and their entire stock
was flooded. Their damage will reach into
Broad & Kagland's furniture store was
unroofed and their stock considerably dam-
aged and there are a great many smal
losses but it is impossible to get particu
lars tonigni. no toss oi me lias been 16'
porteu but there were some narrow es
patients the stranger took a seat in the had their attention ilimptpH t m nrtido in
waiting room. When Dr. Cronin came out last week's Citizen nlace on record the. re.
ui nis omen ine man advanced ana saia: nudiation of John F. Finertv and us new.
ir. ironmyou are wanted to attend a man I naner to sneak in helialf nf miu aentinn nf
wuuiiunueou mnioio ouiuvun s iceomce. tne insn people except mat small portion
Th doctor made a remark which I did not which still cling to the decaying fortunes of
final At flint ... i . IA nnn .1 .. i I .1 .. . 1
from his pocket and presented it to the
doctor. Doctor Cronin took the card and
said: "Oh yes; what is the nature of the
accident?" He said: "A man has been
run over bv a wagon." The doctor said
'I will be with you soon" or something to
that e fleet. The man sat down again on the
eage oi a cnair ana tne aoctor turned lay-
ing the card on the mantel piece. The man
said O'Sullivan was out of town and left
word that Uoctor Cronin was
Doctor P. Curran made the sensational
declaration which was received with mur
murs of assent:
"There are two men in our community."
he said "who are aii'ectcd in their official
capacity by this great conspiracy who are
powerless who are paralyzed by
the fur reaching influence of this
faction represented bv the traiangle and bv
John F. Finnertv. 1 refer first to the may-
he answered that he
did not hear it.) Witness in answer to a
further question said the trial of the trian-
gle as he understood the matter took place
in Buffalo in October 1888 and that the
members of the triangle on trial were Sul-
livan Feely and Boland.
At me opening ot the afternoon session.
A. Feehv member of Canm 20. was nut on
the stand as a witness. Mr. Feehy was a
very non-committal witness and with the
greatest pertinacity avoided the giving of
peruneiH answer even to ine most inno
cent questions. "I suppose so." "I eness
so" "l can't say" were tavonte forms of
reply wim mm. Finally he was brought
to admit that he made a speech at a meeting
i to attend or of the citv. who is bo n 1 so UirhtW I Cv P:'T"e' Vle'"atter 01 ' 18 reP.rt
hiamen nn.r Pnin r . hi. i.tp Hi.. 1 ...1 nni:ti.l ;. .l.1 1 V wv l"u lrul '" "P- Alter IlialC-
pts to explain the circum
icIi he made the speech.
him R Miroienl PA a r.F ni.ia ttlerin n hi. Vo l th .pi.lt nt 'm BB ' IiarratlVB HllXeO Up WHO
Thn HmiCT hi-'ot o...ioki.. thi. Dt-.i n.A ihi .ii o""jciiis m kj uiiuseii su iiiui ii was lm
:. r: iTl .T....7 7.1 .... r" 'uT:."Tuf.. . ' . i . to understand what it was all
om and gatheied togcthersome baiidages does not dare to utter a word and second ZnceVwidw whfch e made the
sible he left running out carrying these
things and the case in his arms. The two
weni nurrieuiy oiu oi ine uouse as iasi as
tney could and did not even shut the door.
J. neard them running down stairs.
Witness continued her testimony saying
sue men went to me window overlooking
tne street ana saw a buggy wim a white
horse attached standing Dcforo the door
Doctor Cronin and the man who called for
him got into the buggy whioli was then
driven northward. The man seemed anx
ious to get away.
Airs uonklin then went on to give a
Here Mr. Tallin" interrupted the speaker
to object that he was not speaking on the
point and Doctor Curran sat down.
John Devery of New York made an im-
pussioned speech in which he denounced
Finnertv and the anti Cronin faction in
the Clun-na-Gael in the most bitter terms
as arch-conspirators and arch-fiends. He
declared that monev was needed to f How
these conspirators to California to New
York and to London where funds are be
ing raised for the defense for the bribing of
description of the man who came for- the I jurors and the defeat of justice. -
doctor. He was. she said of medium height
with a stubby beard of a few days' growth
-on his face. A small soft hat was drawh
down over his eyes and he had a light or
laded overcoat on. tier description tallied
very closely with that given by the farmer
witnesses ot tne man wno lured me wnite
.horse from Dinan. Witness told the story
of the proceedings of the day following
Cronin's disappearance. In the morning
she and her husband discovered the card
which the man had brought that of O Sul
livan the ice man. Mr. Conklin went to
O'Sullivan's place at once and that after
noon a Pin kerton detective brought O'Sulli
van to uonklin s.
Mrs. Conklin then related her conversa-
The resolution was adopted.
Chicago October '). At the opening
of Judge McConnell's court this morning
Mrs. Winfred Dinan wife of Patric Dinan
the liveryman who owns the famous white
horse took the stand as a witness. She
testified to the facts about the horse being
taken and driven north on the night of
May 4 and his return at 9:30 o'clock
steaming with perspiration as if he had
been hard driven.
about he said
"As far as 1 remember. Captain O'Connor
made the statement that Lecaron. who was
a witness it seemed before the I'arnell com-
mission at the time was the paid agent of
the executive body of the Irish organization
in this country."
"W hut else did he say about the fund?"
"As well as I can remember." he said. "T
thought it very strange when I heard
that there was $280001 am not positive
whether it was $28000 or $38000 that there
was $2801)0 of the funds of the organization
gone to ;Lecaron forsomeobject in England
or Ireland. Ho did not specify where it
was spent exactly but I have the general
impression it was spent in England."
"Did he speak then of having heard the
report of the trial committee received in
"This speech." witness said "caused
much excitement in the camp and was the
cause of a speech which witness made.
After it he went down stairs and took a
drink. What made witness anirrv. "hot"
as he expressed it was the thought that
.Lecaron got any or the camp's funds for
any purpose whatever and it also made
him hot to learn that the report of the trial
committee had been given out in other
camps sooner man in camp 20. He sup.
A Fatal FaU.
Special to theStatesman.
Pakis Tex. October 29. This morning
about 3 o'clock while two policemen were
on their rounds they found the dead body
of Honey LefTer lying upon the sidowalk
with bis forehead crushed in and his brains
oozing out. The wall of the building and
sidewalk were bespattered with blood. In
vestigation showed that he had gone to his
room and sat down in the open window to
smoke ana ieu asleep wnen he fell and
Leffev bad probably been dead an hour
when found. The dead man was 29 years
oiu was a uerman dui naa Deen in this
country several years and was a tailor by
trade. He has a brother living in New
York city and an uncle somewhere in
An Inhuman Outrage.
Special to the Statesman.
Galvbston October). While the two
little sons of Branch T. Masterson were
hunting down the island today Stephen
Tenbuj! a burly butcher who was driving
a lot of rattle came upon the juvenile
sportsmen. The beasts were wild and
vicious and turned suddenly upon
the boys who made good their
escape. No harm was done and
the adventure was seemingly forgotten
when Tenbush snatched the gun from
young Branch and dealt a brutal blow in
the lace dislodging two of his teeth and
Dreaking ins nose. The inhuman ollender
was arrested upon his own confession
and was held under $500 to answer ;ihe
charge of maiming. Young Branch is dis-
ngurea lor ine.
Coryell County Fair.
Special to the Statesman.
Gatesvillb October 29. The Coryell
County fair at Gatesville opened today and
though hot and heavy clouds hung over
the town by 10 a. m. 1000 people were on
the grounds. With these exceptious the
fair opened under unusually favorable cir
The ladies' exhibition hall is a thing of I
beauty that would do credit to any town or I
Quite a number of premiums were award-1
eo to tne Dest harness horses and tine stal-
A local naner savs: Attornevs for the
prosecution determined last niiriit. after a
tion with O'Sullivan. She told him in sub- ?ond deal of consideration to take un the t.hPV lun ornt im n ml unnlra
. . . . ... i I O . " . . .. ... I . - J " -" Pvr V li t 1 1 piunti
usance mat sne tnougno very strange oi a subject ot patnclc o Sullivan's Dusiness The next witness was Michael J Kelly
man who employed only three men and card for the purpose of provingthat particu- foreman of the metal department of the
who had had an accident would employ a lar form the stranger offered Doctor Cronin Adams & Westlake Manufacturing com-
physician to be ready on call in case of had been printed only two days before the pany and junior guardian of Camp 20 atthe
time oi tne meeting ot February 8 last He
lions were abundant. One stallion raised
in thi. rnnntv rlpuervea eanepi.l tnnliin
posed that others felt in the same way for j He is only 19 months old 15X hands high'
..H'ich -happening. furthermore it was doctor was murdered. Attorney for the
strange that be should pass by hundreds ot I prosecution believes this the strongest evi
competent plysicians who lived near by dence they have against O'Sullivan not
and go seven smiles to arrange with Dr. even excepting the testimony of Carlson
Cronin and it was strangest of all that very I who saw him in daily communication with
soon thereattcr the man snouid appear the murderers who occupied tne cottageon
with hiB (O'Sullivan's)card and take Doctor Ashland avenue.
Cronin away presumably to his death. I John F. O'Connor member of the famous
Mrs. Uonklin tnen reiateu now sue suo-ioanip z.oi tne cian-na-uaei oi wmcn
spnupiitl v identified Dinan's white horse as lieirirs. Burke. Couglin and other defend
the one drawing the buggy in which Doctor ants were members was next placed on the
Cronin was driven to his death. Mrs. stand. O'Connor was recording secretary
Conklin was then cross-examined at great ot the camp when iieggs was senior guar-
length by Mr. Forrest. dian. After details as to their meeting and Witness said that at the meeting of the
Mrs.Conklin'scross-examination brought methods of transacting business witness camp in March he (witness) had called the
out the fact that witnin a lew uays auer i lesuneu mui in reuruury nisi ut a ineeiiiiK attention ot me camp to the statement that
the disappearance 01 uoctor cronin roiice oi me camp mourns r. u Connor usueu n tiere was danger that members of the op-
uaptain ocnuucii iiuu uiuugin " c v " 7 "-i'-' v itoiuuii urucr ui umieu uruer oi Kcpu-
I II 1 1 l bllllllllllllVb b . 1 1 k. IIIVU .1 11UL 1 0
known as the triangle? Mr
Biirirs said he had not. "O'Connor said it
was strange that our camp never got the
report when he heard it read in another
weighs 1.U70 pounds and Is every Inch a
beautiful horse. He was raised by J. 8.
Hall of Turneraville Coryell county. This
horse took first prize as a yearling and also I
me Dest s:aiiion oi any age.
told of the proceedings though his memory
was deficient as to details.
The next witness. Anthonv J. Ford past
guarumii 01 uamp m tesiineu mat at a .
meeting of the camp on February 22. Pat
rick McGarry and Richard Powers made 1
speeches denouncing the triangle and
that the senior guardian replied '
defending Alex Sullivan one of the mem-
bers of the triangle. It was a Drettv warm I
discussion and Beggs-said it would have to
be peace or war or words to that effect.
white horse and buggy to her .house lor
identification and that she had
failed at that time to identify the
animal as the one which hauled the doctor
awav to the Lurison collage uu iuc iyu
NORTH TEXAS FEDERAL COURT.
The Chlckasaws and Choctawi Want It
Moved to Paris.
Special to the Statesman.
Gainesville Tex. October 29. Ben
Brown a Chickasaw man was in the city
to-day on his way home from Paris where
he had been attending the United Htate
court. He says there is so much prejudice
among the Texas jurors and Choctaw citi
zens that it is impossible for them to get a
fuir trial before a jury composed of men of I
Red River county and other border coun
ties in the Paris district.
of Mav. when the animal was brought by camp in me city ne ncani a man reau u
aronorter she identified it. Mrs. Conklin and state the name ot the camp ami the
accounted for this by saying that circum- man who read it asked it we demanded it.
Btances of weather and Ugni anu uie angie men uiu.imy . -B. w
i.w.i. ui viomeii tne norse wuen i noi near wuu c mm. uu uiiig nna .
n .in ii ... ' .1 .i i 1 i .. .1 t suirui
HieniUer mcicwuuuiu ucai miu a anncu
him: 'What did vou sav?' and I under-
tnml him to sav Doctoi Cronin."
The state's attorney was evidently of
opinion the witness was an unwilling one
and sought to have him detail at greater
lengtli the proceedings oi tne camp ui me
"vVitness said he had no recollection that
a man named Foy naa maue a speecu in
which he said the camp had better investi
brought by the captain were different from
those under which she saw him when the
man called for Doctor Cronin. The re-
porter presented the animal under simi-
lar conditions. She particularly no-
ticed a peculiar and unusual mo-
tion of the horse's mane wheD
standing both when the doctor was token
away and when the reporter showed her
the animal. Furthermore when Captain
Schaack brought the horse it was raining
and the rain changed the horse s color. In
addition to that the horse was driven be-
yond her house so that the buggy was be-
tween her and the animal.
The eross examination lasted until late
in the afternoon and witness was pneu
ties might succeed in getting some of their
members initiated into the Clan-na-Gacl
camps and pointed to the defendant
as his authority for his statement. This
was after a talk with O'Sullivan who had
been present when Doctor Cronin instituted
a camp of the Clan-na-Gacl in Lakeview.
Stephen Colloran laborer was the last
witness. An attempt was made to ei:t a
detailed statement of the proceedings of positive this court wi
f ' u n 1 'Kl fill fill. 1. 1 1.V ni L'.l. . .. ... u ? I. .
Brown says that Judge Bowman special
judge informed the jurors yesterday that!
unless mere was more respect paid by them
to the law and the evidence and less pre
judice exercised that he would dismiss the I
court and send every juror home. He Is
u be removed irom
j.amp uoninenigni oi February 8 lrom Paris when congress meets and believes it
mm. uui wuu poor success. wn be taken either to MuBkogee or Gaines
ville as both places are favorably nien-l
Wool Dealers Failed.
Philadelphia Pa. October 29. The fail
ure of Heston & Oben wool dealers is an
nounced. Liabilities over $300000; the
firm's rating was very good $150000.
Shrinkage in values and discrimination of
fnl.i if the nnlpr.
After a long wrangle between the lawyer
the court admitted the record of the pro-
ceedings of Camp 20 on Februarj 8 made
n (.... - . . i ... -.. a u at thA imp. unit lie uiutccufu tu
withonpstinns in reiteration as to ine nr- u ;'n' inrmtAfmu in the
e.'.lf?r hi'i wfm wanS l-nkr?'-twool paper are given a. the
leiTvi & .wift"'ft -
cause of the failure.
On Their Travels.
St. Lons October 29. The All America's
delegation were taken in charge by the lo-
.. L1. T n.lpr which she saw the horse read it '"V'K'SZ' Z ; cal committee at an early hour to-dav and
n. trlvinnandcolorofthe moustache way qi questions u v J" : . nurrio(. Arian tn
of the man w ho came for the doctor. " !" rnmher. instead of names were used of interest. In the evening thev were en-
In reply to a
on direct eian ."j Tn one in wllitn U was notcd 1 hat te.raln-1 bv l Marquette club and at mid-
question as to where certain numbers were appointed a commit-1 night were on their way to Kansas City.
tioned by both Chickasaws and Choctaws.
These people are soimr to lav their griev
ances before congress next winter and ask
that the United States court be taken from
Paris and located at some more convenient
point where local prejudices do not exist
to me extent oi preventing a trial irom
being fairly carried out
gait for Damages.
Special to the Statesman.
Galveston Tex. October 29. William
R Johnston temporary administrator of
the estate of Alex Oben deceased today en
tered suit in the United States circuit court
against the Louisiana Lighter and Jetty
company for the recovery of damages
amounting to $10000. The (wtition 1-
Wasihnoton October 29. President Har
nson has appointed John Field postmaster
at Philadelphia vice Wm.. F. Harrity re
PRIVATE SECRKTABV HAI.FOBD.
Washington October 29. Private See
retary and Mrs. Haltord arrived here this
morning from Fortress Monroe. Mr. Hal-
ford is very much improved and will re-
sume his duties at the White House at
The president has appointed Robert P
jiauantvne postmaster at Hrackntvllle
iex. vice ii. a. uuuea re: ignea.
Washington October 29. News from
Wm. K. Wharton first assistant secretary
of state is not assuring. He has sull'ered
a relapse and been compelled to take again
to his bed. Much anxiety is felt as to the
result oi tne present attack.
The war department has been advised nt
the death at San Antonio of Major Morse
n.. layior reurea.
Mr. Sam Houston of Texas son of the
famous General of that state is in the citv
today. He called on Secretary Blaine to
thank him for the manner in which lie had
treated his father in his book "Twenty
Years in Congress." The interview was a
very pleasant one to both the secretary and
THE CHINESE QUESTION.
Washington October 29. Acting Socre-
tary Batcheler has decided that Chinese
laundrymen are laborers within the mean
ing ot the Chinese restriction act and are
therefore prohibited from landing in the
united states no matter whether they have
been here or not.
Washington. October 29. Messrs. Behr
4 Stmer of New York reccntly'wrote to
the seretary of the treasury calling in ques-
tion the propriety of the department's in-
struction of Jlllv 10 last concRrninir the
entry of mixed Mexican lead and silver
ores and requiring the value of the lead in
Btich ores to be estimated at ttie Mow York
market price less one cent per pound.
Acting Secretary Batcheler has informed
them that said instructions were carefully
considered before promulgation and that no
good reason is now perceived for changing
them the department being of the opinion
that congress in legislating upon the ore
had reference to ores in their own native
state as in mines and Hot to ores mechani
cally prepared and cunningly mixed for
me purpose oi evading duty lie says
that the deduction of one cent per pound
from the New York value of lead Is a fair
basis of determining its Mexican value.
MATTERS AT KYLE. .
Yesterday's Benefit Feast Nets $300 For the
Special to the Statesman.
Kyle October 27. Today's sun shon
over the noblest act ever done by the chival.
rous people of Kyle and Hays county. The
benefit feast and entertainment for the
Confederate Home at Austin netted over
$300. Yesterday last night and today hun-
dreds of people docked to the headquarters
of the committee and with the tine stock
exhibit today this may be styled the red-
letter day of the noble little prairie city.
The speech of Honorable A. B. Storey of
Lockhart last night was made to about
000 people and was one of the finest eirorts
ever made by the eloquent young
man. Everybody was in earnest and
everybody contributed to one of the
noblest causes ever supported bv a patri-
otic people the establishment of a home
for the indigent and disabled soldiers who
gallantly wore the grey. Three cheers and
a tiger for old Hays county llor fund for
the Home will no doubt reach $700 a sum
that can't be equaled by any county of its
population in the Btate.
The stock exhibit cameoff today and wns
attended by people from Caldwell Travis
anil Comal counties. It will no doubt re-
sult in the inauguration of a county fair
for Hays county the banner county of
Special to the Statesman. .
Jefferson Tex. October 29. The peo
ple of Jefferson were thrown into quite a
degree of ectasy today over the fact that
the case of the city of Jefferson appellants
vs. Urastus Jones appellee was reversed
by the supreme court at Tyler this morning.
The judgment being for $51000 against the
This case has been on the jury docket
here for six years or more and includes a
great amount of fraudulent debt against
the city. The various trials by Jury have
resulted in verdicts varying from 120.000 tn
$25000 and plaintiffs invariably got a now
inai on me insuiiiciency ot the verdict.
At the last term of the district court.
Judge Sheppardof his ownmo'ion took the
case from the lurv docket and rendered a
judgment for the above amount and It was
from this judgment that the city appealed
auu me case was reversed.
A NATURAL FIGHT.
A Waco Alderman Engages in a Street Fisti
Special to the Statesman.
Waco October 28. Aldorman A. J.Caru.
thers attacked Mr. Al. Abell on the street
this morning and charged him with mak-
ing remarks about him as regards the re-
port oi the grand lury in reference to the
city council. Mr. Abell resented what the
Iderman said but on finding that the
councilman was armed he requested him to
dispose of his gun and he would fight.
Mr. uarumers handed ins pistol to
bystander and the gentlemen went to
gether having neither bottle holders or
referee but a free fight without rules. Hv-
stunder Interfered at a Juncture when Mr
Aiioiiwas ocmg worsted and prevented any
further Injury being inflicted. Both gentle
men were arrested
OFFICIAL BAKING POWDER TESTS.
THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT AFFIRMS THE SU-
PERLATIVE PURITY AND STRENGTH
OF THE "ROYAL."
Each unprejudiced official investigation made confirms
previous reports of the great superiority of the Royal
Baking Powder in purity and strength.
The public analyst for the Canadian Government in
his recent report says :
"The following figures show the quantity of leavening"
gas per avordupois ounce of baking powder evolved from
each under similar tests and conditions :
"Royal'.....;.... 112cubicin. peroz.
"'Cleveland's' 01 " "
" 'Dr. Price's' ."...00 " " " "
"'NoneSuch' 87 " " " "
"The strength of Royal is shown to be 23 per cent
greater than any other.
"The ratio of ash to the total leavening power is from
83 to 46 per cent greater jn the other powders than in the
"As a result of my investigations I find the Royal
Baking Powder far superior to the others. It is pure
contains none but wholesome ingredients is of greatest
strength and should be used in every household in prefer-
ence to any other. F. X. VALADE M. D.
" PMic Analyst Ontario."
The Royal Baking Powder is now used to the exclusion
of others by the United States Government its advertise-
ments for supplies calling for it by name as the continued
tests of the official chemists show it to be much higher in
strength and purer in quality than any other brand.
Indicating from 33 to 46 per cent greater purity of the Royal.
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