The Austin Statesman. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 55, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 16, 1890 Page: 1 of 8
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AUSTIN TEXAS THURSDAY' JANUARY 16. 1890.
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STATE OF TEXAS.
kxPRESS EOBBERT OF $11000 AT DAL-
LAS AND ANOTHER OF
11300 AT HOUSTON
EXPERT BURGLARS ABROAD
Failure at Texarkana-Boy Killed Brake-
man Killed in a Railway Accident
la Northern Texas
Dallas l ex. January 13 The Wells-
Fargo Express company was robbed of over
$11000 in this city yesterday. The employes
of the company left the office before noon
yesterday morning and when they returned
the box was gone. The officials are at sea
though they have surmises. The
superintendent of the company
Mr. Christeson came up from Hous-
ton this morning and is assisting
the local officials to trace the criminals.
Among theories advanced is one that
some of the employes remained In the rear
of the office when the same was locked up
at noon. Another that strangers secreted
themselves. Another that the package
was missent on one of the outgoing trains.
The box is thirty-six inches square and
the money comprised diil'erent kinds of
BIG SAFE ROBBERY.
An Expert Cracksman Enters Jack Moon's
Safe in Houston.
Houston. Tex. January 13. When Mr.
Jack Moon entered his place of business
this morning he was astonished to find
things iu a terrible state of confusion. His
safe was open and the combination lock
was lying on the floor and beside it were
several burglars' tools among which was a
five-eighths inch cold drill. The inside of
the safe had been gutted with a hatchet or
some other sharp instrument and the
whole affair showed conclusively that
an expert cracksman had been at
work. Your reporter learned from Mr.
Moon that he securely locked his safe yes-
terday morning putting in it $l360 in cur-
rency. He also had a number of deeds
and other private papers locked up in it.
The thief contented himself with the
money and left the private papers. The
officers were notified of the affair imme-
diately after it was discovered. Ajid are
now making an effort to capture the guilty
Closed by Attachment.
Texabkana Tex. January 13. The
establishment of 8. 8. Hulbran one of our
oldest and most prominent merchants a
dealer in clothing and dry goods was
closed by attachment today. Up to this
hour the following attachments
have been levied on his effects:
In favor of M. J. Sass & Co..
Galveston $1657; Leon & H. Blum Gal-
veston $460; M. Cohen & Co. New York
$2200; Interstate National bank Texar-
kana $1347; A. C. Lovett Texarkana$600;
L. Kingsburv.Texarkana $70Q; J. C. Whit-
jier Texarkana $500; Chicago and St.
Louis yet to hear from. Total liabilities
not known and it is impossible at this time
to give the amount of his assets. i
Killed Daring a Storm.
Texabkana Tex. January 113. Yester
day evening during the storm which pre-
vailed here some boys took refuge in an
old gin house in the vicinity of the city.
The house fell with a terrible crash bury-
ing the boys in the ruins. One was killed
outright. Several were badly injured. The
youth who lost his life was 9 years old the
son of Collin Aiken one of our oldest citi-
zens. Brakeman Killed.
Dallas Tex. January 13. Information
was received in the city today of a terrible
accident on the Missouri Kansas and
Texas near Garland yesterday morning
about 10 o'clock by which a brakeman
lost his life. The name of the unfortunate
man could not be learned. He was riding
on a gravel train but missed his footing
and fell between the cars. His body was
cut in two Dteces and he died instantly.
The result o"f the inquest has not yet been
Hakes Some Fertlnent Suggestions to the
Columbus. O. January 13. Governor-
elect Campbell took the oath of offi:e today
al noon. His message to the general as-
sembly is comparatively brief and touches
upon a number of subjects of state and
public interest. He recommends tnat home
rule be restored to all the cities as speedily
as possible and went into the needs of the
country. He strongly commends the
' system of ballot reform commonly called
tbe Australian system and sketches briefly
tbe success with which it has met with in
other countries. The argument that it
would be a hardship to illiterate voters is
substantially answered and the conclusion
reached that public sentiment is not edu-
cated to this point and any attempt to
enact such a law would now prove futile.
On the question of the school baoks the
Governor says: Popular education is the
Foundation of freedom and prosperity.
Knowledge should be furnished at the low-
t possible cort. The state builds school
houses provides teachers and controls
iverv detail of education save tbe furnish-
ing of books. Is there any sound rea-
inn why it should not assume these func-
tions also? Recent experience in the state
of Indiana shows ostensibly that school
wmki eaual to those in use here are deliv-
ered to the children of that state at 35 to 60
ner cent oi im iohuh v-"
hive tried the experiment with apparent
iurcess. It seems to be au assured fact that
School books can be furnished either by di-
rectpublication of the state or by contract
on benau'ortneltate t less than present
t prices. It is not necessary to inveigh
against capital for monopolizing this form
ui puuucauun. it la Bumuieub iu Bsueriuiii
whether books can be - furnished more
cheaply by the state without involving it in
material expenses or liability. If this can
be proven then it becomes your duty to
cheapen school books.
On another subject he says: The office
of commissioner of railroads and telegraphs
seems to be more ornamental than useful
and it is difficult to say where it has bene-
fited the community. Unless the place be
one of more efficiency and power it might
be as well abolished. If it were intended
to exercise control over railroads of the
state to hold in check their encroachments
upon the public to investigate and report
the causes of every accident and in other
ways to regulate them in the interests of
the people such results could have been
more effectively attained by a railroad com-
mission somewhat similar to that long since
adopted in the state ot Illinois. A commis-
sion composed of three persons ought if
judiciously selected constitute a body of
sufficient importance to successfully investi
gate every question of railroad manage-
ment effecting line and traffic. Such a plan
is in the line of approved administrative
methods provided there be any necessity
for the state's supervision of railroads. The
governor recommends that the state library
and Ohio Archaeological and Historical so-
ciety be consolidated as the library would
be much more valuable with the acquisi-
tion of the collection of the Historical soci-
ety. The message treats of the military as fol-
lows: . The general assembly might advan-
tageously provide for buying or leasing
grounds at an accessible point near the cen-
ter of the state erecting thereon a perma-
nent encampment with all suitable conven-
iences for a post of instruction. The Na-
tional guard could be required to camp
there either by regiments or brigades or as
an entire body. The saving in expense
would in a few years pay for the land and
buildings. It is likely that if the perma-
nent encampment were located near Co-
lumbus or any other city the whole cost
would be raised by private subscription.
AN UNKNOWN SUICIDE.
The Identity Discovered of a Han
Killed Himself at Fort Worth.
Fcbt Wobth Tex. January 11. Last
Thursday an unknown man was found
dead in bed at the Grunewald hotel in the
lower part of the city. An empty mor-
phine box was found under his window
and the verdict was suicide by poisoning.
Today Policeman J. W. Judge found
under the hotel a book containing a
number of letters of recommendation and
passes over various railroads. This
book it is evident belonged to the un-
known suicide whose name is William H.
Stewart. He has a cousin. Lieutenant
Guthrie on the police force at Chicago in
the twenty-second precinct. In conversa-
tion with persons who asked the reasons
for killing himself . Stewart cried and
said his people were well to do but he
bad brought disaster upon him-
self by drink and they should not
know his condition. He would work
himself out of it or end all. He
has a brother who is a locomotive engi-
neer somewhere. Stewart had been a loco-
motive engineer and conductor on a num-
ber of railroads. In 1885 the letters show
he was foreman of the waterworks on the
Kansas City. Springfield and Memphis
railway He was in Dallas last December.
The letters do not show the whereabouts of
any relatives except the Chicago cousirjs.
Stewart was buried at the city's expense.
Washington January 11. Long before
the hours of noon the galleries of
the house were filled with spectators
anxious to do honor to the memory of a
man who had for so many years been a
prominent member of that body. A few
moments before the house was called to or-
der members of the senate without formal
announcement entered the chamber and
quickly took seats in the body of the hail.
A saber covered bier stood in front of the
clerk's desk and a handsome floral tribute
was placed near by. At 12:10 the officiat-
ing clergymen Drs. Butler and Cuthbert
entered the hall reading the beginning of
the burial service.
The burial service was read by Dr. But-
ler and prayer offered-by Dr Culhbert.
Mr. Butler then read the XV chapter of
the I. Corinthians and followed his reading
by prayer. The benediction was delivered
by Dr. Cuthbert. Then sadly the commit-
tees escorted the remains of Hon. Wm. D.
Kelly from the chambei which had known
him so long and so well; the senators
headed by the vice-president who had oc-
cupied a seat by the right of the speaker
having left the chamber. 1
They were followed by the committees
of the senate and house having charge of
the ceremonies and then amid a solemn
hush the magnificent casket containing tre
remains of Wm. D. . Kelly was placed on
the bier. The family of the deceased were
then escorted to seats provided for them
close t the casket. The burial service was
read by Dr. Butler and prayer was offered
by Dr. Cuthbert.
On motion of Mr. Bingham of Pennsyl-
vania tbe house as an additional mark of
respect to the memory ot the deceased at
Furniture Dealers Failed.
San Antonio Tex. January 11. Hager
& North furniture and carpet dealers on
Main and Alamo plaza made an assign-
ment this morning naming Fred Herff
Jr. as assignee. No schedule accompanied
the instrument. Their liabilities . are esti-
mated as $15000 with assets about twice
Bryce Gets There.
Columbus O. January 14. Calvin 8.
Bryce was today elected to the United
States senate receiving a majority of votes
in either branch of the legislature. The
vote in the senate stood Bnce 19; Foster
U; Halstead 1. In the house Bryce 57;
Foster 51; Neal 1. The result will be can-
vassed bv the senate and house in joint
session tomorrow. The joint resolution of
the two branones is uryce 7t; foster oj;
Halstead 1; Neal L
In mining districts Salvation Oil is
regarded as an indispensable necessity'.
Miners will have it.
Life is but short and we should do
all we can to prolong it. Check a
cough or cold at once by using the old
reliable remedy Dr. pull a Uougn
A BILL INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS TO
REPLACE THE MONEY STOLEN
'-. BY HIM FROM MEMBERS
OF THE HOUSE.
THE AMOUNT TAKEN . IS $75000.
The Secretary of War Propose! to Settle
the Captive Apaehes la the
Washington D. C" January 13.
Mr. Adams of Illinois chairman of the
Silcott investigating committee submitted
a report accompanied by a bill appropri-
ating $75000 for the purpose of supplying a
deficiency in the appropriation for pay and
mileage of members and delegates occa-
sioned bylthe recentdefalcation in the office
of the sergeant-at-arms.
Messrs. Hemphill of Houtn uaroiina ana
Holman of Indiana submitted a minority
They were all ordered printed in the
record and recommitted. Accompanying
Mr. Hemphill's report is a bill authorizing
the members who suffered by the defalca-
tion to bring suit against the government in
the court of claims.
States were called and the following bills
were introduced and referred :
By Mr. Rogers of ' Arkansas Authoriz-
ing the construction of a bridge across the
Arkansas river between Little Rock and
By Mr. Dehaven of California Providing
that public lands shall be sold only to citi-
zens of the United States.
By Mr. Post of Illinois Making Rock
Island a port of delivery.
Bv Mr. Fithian of Illinois A resolution
directing the committee on ways and
means to report a separate ow placing
lumber salt. jute. hemp manilla and sisal
grass on the free list.
.By Mr. uummings oi rew iorK a joint
resolution for tbe ejection of a statue to
the memory of the late Samuel J. Tilden.
Mr. Culberson of Texas gave notics of a
proposed amendment to the Oklahoma
land titles entry bills providing that the
claims of any person on any town site or
town lot snail be deemed invalid it sucn
person entered the territory or took pos
session of such town site or lot in advance
of the date fixed by the president's procla
mation lorenterey oi tneterntory.wo action
was taken. The committee rose and the
the captive APACHES. '
Washington January 13. Secretary of
War Proctor has been for some months
giving earnest consideration to ameliorat-
ing the condition of the Apaches who have
been held as prisoners of war since Geron-
imo and his band surrendered to Gen.
Miles. Today he submitted his conclu-
sions to the president in two alternative
suggestions one the purchase of a tract of
land in the mountains of western
North Carolina - or one of the
adjacent states. Either that or
the consent of congress be requested
for their transfer to some point in 'ahe In
dian Territory agents of such transfer to
be authorized to locate them at Fort Sill
temporarily with a view to their final set-
tlement on the Kiowa Comanche and
Apache reservation if satisfactory negotia-
tions can be consummated with the confed-
erate tribes. Mr. Lawler has suggested his
approval of the secretary of war's plan and
he recommended its adoption.
George Vanderbllt's Engagement.
Charleston' S. C January 13. The en
gagement of George Yanderbilt to Miss
Mary Johnstone daughter of Col. William
Johnstone of Annandale Georgetown
county is announced. Mr. Yanderbilt was
at Asheville N. C last summer looking
over his recent purchases of re alsatate on
which he is going to establish a southern
Tuxedo park. While there he met Miss
Johnstone on Beauchairre mountain at the
summer residence of her relative W Miles
Hazzard a prominent planter of George-
town. Miss Jonnstone is of extraordinary
beauty and Mr. Yanderbilt immediately
fell in love with her. A few weeks ago he
visited Miss Johnstone at her father's
plantation on South Island and an en-
gagement was the result. The Johnstones
are of the highest social standing in the
state. Befffre the war Col. William John-
stone was very wealthy but is now in
straightened circumstances. The John-
stones claim a descent from the Scotch
earls of Annandale.
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A SENSATION AT CLEVELAND.
An Expert finds CrookedneM la the Ac-
counts of the City.
Cleveland O. January 11. A morning
paper publishes a statement submitted by
an expert book-keeper showing irregulari-
ties in old accounts of the city of Cleveland
amounting to about $3000000. Nearly all
this money wm paid out by the city with-
out the uppruval of the council although
the laws of the state of Ohio distinctly re
quire that a claim shall be included in the
regular claim erdinance. The publication
creates a great sensation. Nearly a year
ago the city council authoriled a board of
revision to examine the books relating to
the city's financial history. ' It was neces-
sary in tbe prosecution of the work to look
over the books in the city treasurer's office
and the disclosures made were startling in
tbe extreme. These were hinted at in the
report of experts to the board of revision
when the latter made their report to the
board of councilmen however slight if any
reference was made to them. The experts
signed a report to tbe beard of councilmen
under protest and only after it had been
represented to them that these irregularities
uau ueeu luvenugaiea Deiore.
Last nighUuliuB Lembeck one of tbe ex
perta sent tbe council a communication
asking tba his name be stricken from the
record saying that he had been induced to
sign the same under false representations
that the former investigation was not com-
plete that glaring Irregularities had oc
curred and that if riven access to the books
again he would make a full expose free of
cuh hi me city. Mr. iiemoecK a communi-
cation was referred back to him with the in-
sinuation attached to it that the matter
had better be allowed to rest -
After the council adjourned Mr. Julius
Lembeck gave a newspaper reporter a com-
plete statement of the irregularities occur-
ring during the period named. It showed
that $3000000 had been paid out without
the approval of the council and in a most
peculiar manner. The entries upon the
books were all made in a misleading and
uncertain way. The most startling feature
of the report however is a table showing
that $1000000 or $2000000 were paid out
or asserted to have been paid out without
any entry in any book to show the money
was paid or for what purpose. A public
meeting will be called to take action if the
council! ignores the startling disclosures
contained.in the report
Cincinnati O. January 14. Afunera
party passed through this city on its way to
Hannibal Mo. bearing the body of Rev. J.
W. Johnson late pastor of the Methodist
Episcopal church (South) of Huntington
W. Va. Deceased was passing through the j
ceremony of initiation into the Royal Arch
chapter of masonry on Friday night last
at Huntington when an accident happened
which cost him his life. He was about to
be lowered into a vault eighteen feet deep
symbolical of the search in the ruins of the
temple when suddenly the rope upo
which his weight was suspended unwound
from the tackle and he jell to. floor below.
He was extricated by means of a ladder
and no outward mark of injury conld be
found. He had struck on his left hip and
suffered intense agony. He was conscious
and absolved tbe brethren from all blame.
He died Sunday morning.
Another candidate had just passed safely
through the same ordeal. His funeral serv
ices on Sunday night were attended by an
immense throng. The sad feature or the
case was that Mr. Johnson was to have
beenmarried February 12 to a young lady in
Patlettsburg. He had been in Huntington
one year having come from Hannibal
where his relatives live. No attempt to con-
ceal the nature of the accident was made
THE SILVER MEN.
Meeting of the National Executive Commit
tee at Washington.
Washington January 14. The national
executive committee appointed at the St.
Louis silver convention last fall met here
today. Hon. A. J. Warner of Ohio is
chairman of the convention and Mr. Cran-
dall of this city secretary. There were pres-
ent F. M. Pixley of California; A. J. War
ner of Ohio ; Lee Crandall District of Co-
lumbia; Thos. Fitch Nevada ; Gen. B. WV
Williams proxy for Thos H. Nelson of
Indiana; Hon. B.J. Barbour proxy for
John L. Cochran Virginia.
A sub-committee consisting ot Messrs
Fitch. Pixlev and Barbour was appointed
to draw up a plau of work for the executive
committee to pursue during their meeting.
A permanent bureau will be established in
n. . r. 1 1. i i ..a .. r r
iuih city lu louifc alter uie lucereous ui 110c
meotner memoersoi tne executive com-
mittee are on their way here and are ex
pected to arrive today or tomorrow.
The committee of five appointed at St
Louis to draw up and publish an address to
congress and to the people will be in at-
tendance at this meeting and will probably
deliver their addresses immediately after
conferring with the members of the. execu-
THE OKLAHOMA BILL.
Washington January 14. In the house
today after a number of bills had been in
troduced and referred an effort was made
by Mr. Perkins of Kansas to have the
house go into a committee of the whole on
the Oklahoma town site en tries bill. This
was defeated and the bill of the Silcott de
falcation with a bill to re-imburse mem-
bers was taken up and supported by Mr.
Adams of Illinois.
COLLECTOR AT CHICAGO.
Washington January 14. John M.
Clarke has been appointed collector at Chi-
cago. dependent pension bill..
Washington. January 14. After several
week's consideration the senate committee
on pensions today unanimously directed
Uliairman uavis to report tne aepenueui
pension bill'. The title of the bill read as
follows: "The bill granting pensions to
soldiers and sailors who are Incapacitated
for the performance of labor and provid-
ing for pensions to their widows minor
children and dependent parents."
THE PABDON BUSINESS.
Washington January 14. The president
has commuted to imprisonment at hard
labor for fifteen years the sentence of death
imposed in thecase of Madison Janes con-
victed in Arkansas of murder and sen-
tenced to be hanged January 16.
Annapolis Md. January 14. The sen-
ate and house met in joint session today
and re-elected EphraimM. Wilson Demo
crat United States senator for a term of six
years beginning March 1 189L The Re-
publican members cast their votes for Hon.
ThnR. rt. Hiidnon. of Somerset county. 'Mr.
Wilson is a particular representative of the
Eastern shore in the upper house of con-
gress. A peculiar state law requires that
one of the two United States senators shall
be an Eastern shore man.
News from BraciL
New York. January 14. Capt. Grimes of
the steamer Herscbel irom Rio Janeiro
which arrived today gives news of an en-
counter between the soldiers in that city.
It seems that on December 18 it was discov-
ered that a partof tbe army about 200 men
was opposed to the republic and strongly
favored monarchy. The provisional gov-
ernment sent a company of artillery to
arrest the insurrectionists. They opened
fire on the soldiers and it was reported that
over 100 of them were killed.
Local Option Defeated.
Ltnchccbo Va. January 14. Local op-
tion was beaten here today. A very heavy
vote was polled.
REPORTED PURCHASE OF THE WILKES
INTEREST IN THE MOUTH OF
THE BRAZOS SCHEME.
THE SYNDICATE DISSATISFIED.
The Commander of a Lumber Schooner
Knocked Overboard and 'Lost
in the Gulf.
Houston Tex. January 14. Col. William
D. Lee president of the Brazos RiverChan-
nel and Dock company stated here today
that his company has bought Gus Wrike's
contract and the work will now be rushed
through to completion for deep water at
the mouth of the Brazos. The company
became dissatisfied with Wilke's delay.
Col. Lee says he will have the jet-
ties completed out to the extreme limit by
the first of next July. He has closed a
contract for all the needed stone to be deliv-
ered from Galveston.
Tbe Captain of the Schooner Star Drowned
In the Gulf.
Galveston January 14. This morning
the schooner Star bound from Lake
C harles to Corpus Christi arrived here in
charge of the mate. The mate reports
that about 8:30 last night when off Sabine
Pass about fifty miles from this port the
master Charles Jacobson who had gone
forward to clear the foresheet was struck
by the boom knocked overboard and lost.
The schooner was brought about and
cruised in the vicinity of where Jacobson
bad disappeared for some time but could
find no traces of the missing man when he
set sail for Galveston and coming into the
harbor ran the Star aground on Pelican
Spit from which she was floated by the
lifesaving crew. Capt Jacobson was
about 45 years of age and so far as is known
had no relatives in this country.
The schooner Etta Willoughby engaged
In the bag trade caDsized off San Luis Pass
yesterday. The crew and vessel were
rescued by the lifesaving crew at San Luis
Official Report of the Last Drawing in New
Orleans The Lncky Numbers.
New Orleans La. January 14. Follow-
ing are the lncky numbers in the lottery
No. 93262 capital prize Sold in Wash-
ington D. C.
No. 12122 second prize Sold in Boston
Chicago and Dwight San Francisco De-
troit Mich.; Jackson Tenn.; Fort Leaven-
worth Kan. ; Seattle Wash. ; Corbin Mont ;
Hollidaysburg Pa.; Stephensvllle Tex.
and St James Mo.
No. 64301 third prize 8old in New
York Washington D. C. ; Boston Mass.:
Cincinnati O. ; San Francisco Cal. ; Grand
Rapids Mich. ; Peoria IlL ; Zanesville O. ;
and Hurts' store Va.
No. 65863 fourth prize Bold in Costa
Rica Central America.
Nos. 6905 70237 draw each $10000.
Nos. 62535 68226 60651 86818 98209
draw each $5000.
Signed M. A. Dauphin.
San Antonio January 14. An unsigned
circular has been issued In this city calling
for a national convention of women to
meet here on the fourth fifth and sixth of
February. The call announces)theobject of
the social religious and civil condition
cf women in America. All persons interest-
ed in the general advancement of humanity
and particularly women are invited to at
Galveston Tex. January 14. In the
supreme court today a lull bencn was
present. The following cases were disposed
Affirmed Engelke et al. vs. Schlenker
Washington county; Booths vs. Best et al.
De Witt county ; Gallagher & Co. vs. Gold:
frank Frank fe Co. Goniales county; Mann
vs. Wallis Landes & Co. Washington coun
ty; Schumann vs. Gagowskey Washington
Keversed and remanded uun tjoioraoo
and Santa Fe Railway company vs. Droyer.
Washington county; International and
Great Northern Railway company vs. Eva-
risto uarcia webb county.
Granted Gulf Colorado and Santa Fe
Railway company vs. Compton. Wharton
county. Motion of appellants for permis
sion to cite additional autnonties.
Tbe court then adjourned until Friday
Lampasas Tex. January 14. Your read
era see so much about the Laredo boom
and deep water in the dammed Colorado
and other projected enterprises that they
will forget the material advancement the
favorite watering place of the state is mak
ing if your correspondent don't bestir him
self more than be has been doing.
The directors of the Lampasas Burnet
and South Western Railway company have
been holding frequent meetings lately and
several opulent looking strangers have been
seen in conference with them; but further
than the assurance that they are on the
right track this time nothing can be
learned of their plans as they only look
wise and say they have nothing for the
public Just yet
There is a movement on foot to erect
fine opera house right away. W. A. Pat
terson offers to take one-half of the stock
if a company is organized with $10000 cap
ital. A citizens' meeting has been called at
tne court nouse Tuesday to discuss tbe
matter and it is thought that all of tbe
slock can be easily p laced. Tbe intention
is to secure a first-class stock company to
play here all the summer to entertain the
crowds of visitors that are expected next
Tbe First National bank will commence
work at an early day on a handsome bank
building on Third street and several new
store houses will go up soon. All parties
making leases onlhe first of the year found
that they had to stand an elevation on
their rents of from 50 to 109 per cent and
there is not a vacant store or residence in
The fine Baptist church whose hand-
some cut stone walls have stood exposed
to the weather since tbe enterprise was
wrecked in the prohibition campaign will
soon be completed and will be an ornament
to the city and a credit to the zeal and lib-
erality of the members of that denomina-
tion. The Episcopalians are also busily engaged
raising money to build a church and al-
ready have assets amounting to something
oyer $1000. 8
The fair association elected new officers
at their stockholders' meeting paid up all
their debts and are making arrangements
for a big blow-out next summer.
In a quo warranto proceeding at our fall
term of district court it was decided that
our city was illegally chartered ; that is
the court followed the Nacogdoches case iu
71st Texas and declared that we were no
city at all at all and since then govern-
mental affairs In this municipality have
been rather mixed. The councilmen think
they have found a Moses to lead them and
have appealed the case but whether it be
decided that Lampasas has or has not been
a city in the past there is no doubt of its
being a city for the future and a good and
flourishing one at that.
Important Railway Meeting.
New York January 14. An important
meeting of the Interstate Commorce Rail-
way association was begun this morning at
the office of the trunk lines which will
probably decide whether the association
shall continue its existence. The organiza-
tion is a year old and best known as the
?;entlemen's agreement Rumsrs of out-
ing rates have been rife and this will be a
matter discussed. The decision of Chair-
man Walker holding that the traffic ar-
rangement between the Union Pacific and
Northwestern was not a violation of the
agreement will also come up. The de-
mands of the Chicago and Alton for con
cessions was a prominent obstacle met by
me association xne meeting is being held
behind closed doors. .
. Beeville ptuzilngs.
Bbbville Tex. January 14. Another im
portant land sale has'been consummated
which will add largely to the population
trade and taxable values of the county. F.
Skidemore sold to C. A. Hessler of Schu-
lenburg 4000 acres of fine farming land
situated near Skidemore in this county for
$6 per acre. It is the. purpose of the pur-
chaser to divide the tract and sell it to farm-
ers. . Thus the boom continues. . .
Kuns Gets a New Trial.
Chicago 111. January 14. Judge Mc-
Cohnell this afternoon granted the applica-
tion of Kunzforanew trial; but denied
the motion as to the other defendants.
Coughlui Burke and O'Sullivan.
Galveston Tex. January 14. Arrived
steamship Nueces from New York
Des Moines la. January 14. In the sen
ate this afternoon the election of officers
was taken np. It resulted In the election
of all the Republican caucus nominees.
Damages by the Storm.
Chicago IlL January 14. Dispatches
from Maine s small town in central Indi-
ana report considerable damage done by
the great wind storm of Sunday night
Fences outbuildings orchards etc. in the
path of the gale were leveled and many tel-
ephone wires prostrated in all directions.
This nowder never vanes. A marvel of
Purity strength and wheiesomeness. More
economical than the oidinary kinds and
cannot be sold in competition with the
multitude of low test short weight alum or
phosphate powders. Sold only by the
Royal Bails o Powdeb Co. i Wall street
Poeltiyerjr Oad 1
tbee Little Fill
They air? roller Dli
area from '.
undigesfaon and To
Hearty Eating. A per i
jfect remedy for Dtad-j
bees KauMa Drowal
is Bad Tut la thel
Mouth Coated Tongue Pain in the ride TOR
Til) LIVER. ia They regulate the Bowel
and prevent Constipation and PUea. TbJ
malleet and eaglett to tuke. Only otn p01 1
Jose. Purely vegetable. Price O cents.
- CAXTZ1 XZSISSa CO. frqi'n. Snr Toft
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