The Austin Statesman. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 39, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 29, 1891 Page: 1 of 8
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AUSTIN TAX AS THURSDAY JANUARY 29 1891.
DEATH IN A MINE-
.EIGHT 7 PEESONS LOSE
'XTiKIU LIVES BY A
G-A 8 EXPLOSION.
JAS Kl.NiTI'D BY A MINER'S LAMP.
Flirij- ).xti.i ('..'. iiorered Eighty Families
..'it ! i'.ut and on the t'bari-
t of the World.
iv."n'Mt. I'd Jan. 27. By an explosion
:? tii's ri'.nn In t'.ie mammoth shaft of the
;t. t;. .i'; i;:k Cc il company today eighty
'miy lui.v.rj were ushered to eternity and
a it!iii-l' r sciiOi ily injured. The explosion
Oc.iur: th's .normng shortly after 9
o'eh ic p;i J it i supposed was the result of
the i..' 'on c: ft miner's oil lamp. The
xpt :f.M su.i-vated nrar.'y every work-
lev.' men realizing the sit-
'I IO the ground thereby
i.'ie gas from striking
;;.-r df it-.'
is not a soul left to tell the
.daoiity. Ttie persons noi
kil !.".! are i fn.-sh a critical condition thai
then .!.!! i.'t' momentarily expected. Up
to 'hi") '.v tin; (ifty bodies have been re-
i ' V'H'? sd wi 1 1 out a sign of life.
'I-').! iiii'b broke out after the ex-
.ii' .:'fi. . joi. extinguished by tbeim-
ii. iti.-M i -..-iji-jh were put in operation.
i !' -a v.io it all been driven from tlie
'ki;ml ' 'ow..ir!. if rescuing the entombed
sii ln'i-.: . ijiis "i commenced.
'f!:f i' V'ifi:iger Lynch of the H. C.
f r c' k! ()t niiauy Is on the scene nelp-
ln to t cu. ire perished workmen. The
!'uwi-.!i! pir.iit embraces 5i 9 ovens one of
J;e t.;.i .!; irg in the coke region but it
i iu! ii -c ?. It is siiuutid near the
ik where an explosion recently
n:' ':)' '. v i i tire shaft.
T i i:.:.' '.itn'i'eds of miners are flocking
i. i f i" .'....fiie ti maastcr offering assistance
'T w- of ii lligo could not descrine the
f '.' t! Mines. Horror is piled upon
I:-. 'i..;t ad throughout the coke re-
' ! rapidity and everybody was
'.'y ;ri. . 1 i : ollins have already been
or 'vt. i' in. ii; y peraoiiB from the Mount
;"." it .Kers. Ttie only man who
!: i'fiiVoto :.. fatal mine was Mine Boss
killed are John Beverage
' formerly of this place. It
. ated that there are sixiv
.mtlies " that are left
rde..t on the chari
worlj for susteiianos
In 'met they are alii'.o:t
" plant has not he n run-
e time and work hai been
i.'ce since the dullness set
:; nd for coke. Every means
resorted to to bupply the
-sand their children with
if life. Piick Co. will be
juestion and it ia under-
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KV 0 l:' EXODUS BEGUN.
.".lor d i' t ii.c of Alabama Leaving that
!-ti:o for Oklulionia.
!5. i.v :h.'M Ala. Jan. 27. A big exodus
ol ;i!.i.; -o s li-.ru this stale to Oklahoma has
e. Kiln '. milies of negroes left here
vrrrO.iy f ; Cingtisher and will be f'ol-
K .id :i. a it Jays by X families more
.A ni'pi' from Leavenworth Kansas hat.
ie."i a noiij' tl'n negroes here for some tinif
working mi b.finess. He represents to
ihi.m liiiit ihi can secure rich fanuint'
ii'l-; li.r al an. f. nothing and that if enough
of tit v.il 'io they can secure ubsolute
:'ti"l of uio (jovernment of Hie teni'ory.
j'li ;-. t'rcn i to b the principal indue."
(. '') ;. iian.aet of l egrot's whoowned
j'cvi '.'.'Mi have sold everything and
ii i 4 tiiD exodus.
il . Jan. 27. A local paper
i conference of barbed wire
' :erday the proposition of
jen owners of the barbed
. : sell them for $10 000 wu.-
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tint enough money was
se the deal. Today pape s
liiw.n i;p and arrangements witii
i ii iin A M en cmpany com-
i. Gates of Si. Louis was ye;.
l.ito l temoorary pr-sidnt of th.
. jilwii l tr aRurt-r and E II. Tuy-
..i.w. Directors will be chosen to-
. i i j.v.ne fjturp titn-i a permanent
iii i '-ill be effected and ptrma-h-.':i
s ' ected.
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3 umu touurs.
Tlif Crftniiw 'H'ill Kiport Favorably on
(To i i i';tVtiii(! riiera in Austin.
'I n. ii S"'t8sma.n is Rlad to know
dm! ui c-iuinittee wbich was ap-
p .hU:d to '' insider the bill proposing
i jiiii.nie IUO lliguer cuuius iu
. . I ! -1 . 1
U' ih. . i'.luiakea report today fa-
.'HK'il'. i; the passage of the bill.
TJk'M will be a minority report how-
vc. .ltit.'U will be 'ff rninBt" the pas-
i jl in I ill aud it will be presented
ip.. ihui. Cone Johnson of Tyler
itli" ii" . W. H. Pope of Marshal.
iiiisi a resides in tue east
t. wn of Tyler and
ij;r aral tnni nesnouta oppose
rrMi'jvw of all tue rii;ner couits to
tit- l.:t a T;ik Statesman as-
r. I i ! aliove the cotumtttee. or
.'.. t -i jority of the committee
. iii! ii favorn'iie report on this
t:i it. is but proper and appro-
iV 1'ial they should do so. Austin
!i hlv oouvenientiy atd properly
i-i ! i'l.r this purpose but it is
. . j I city the reut of
:i Eoverninent with
:.'.; i 'j ai
i Iroad running in and out
. make it the available
i" (ocffuttee or rather the
majority of this committee will evi-
dence its practibility and good com-
mon sense by advocating the bill Hon.
Cone Johnson to the contrary notwith-
standing. It is but right and proper
that the higher courts of this State
should be consolidated at tbe State
capital notwithstanding Mr. Johnson
would like to 1 ep a branch of this court
in his city and The Statesman sin-
cerely hopes that other branches of
the legislature will favorably consider
the majority report of the committee
which is supposed to be making its
recommendations in an unbiased
manner and in the iuterest of the en-
tire state These higher courts othi r
things being equal should by alt
means be located at the seat of gov
ernment and all together.
THB COMMITTKK'S REPORT.
The Senate Judiciary No. 1 had un
der consideration lust evening the bin
to consolidate the higher courts at
Au-tin. Considerable discussion was
indtileed in as to the cons itutionality
of the move the practicability of the
matter owns conceded oy nearly an
the members. It was decided to re
port the bill to the senate favorably.
and notice was given by Coue John-
son of his intention to make a minor
ity report. Pope will sign the report
AS TO COAL OIL.
Senate committee on State Affairs
had a Ions: discussion over the bill to
repeal the coal oil inspection law this
evviiinsr; several ot the senators ad
tuitted that the present law was de-
ficient but stating that they were
averse to repealing the same until
some better substitute was adopted.
Th committee finally decided to ask
tliat the bill be transferred to the Ju-
diciary committee No. 2. .
They Meet and Prefect a Local Organization
The leading butchers of the city met yes
terday in Colorado Engine ball and after
some discuseion were organized into a
Butchers and Drovers' association by
Messrs. Owen and Gardener of Dallas.
The following oflicers were elected the
vote for president being unanimous:
President W. J. Johnson
Vice President oe Litcksinger.
Secretary William Theile.
Treasurer Richard tiheiffer.
Inside Guard Krnk Murray.
ttutstde Guard V . B. Newton.
The organization has its headquarters
at Dallas and itsobjectsare ruost commend-
able. The urotnoteiS desire to elevate the
butcher profession and while protecting
themselves protect the public.
To this end they will advocate a state in-
unooiinii luw Hint shml mill ml the insmc-
tion of all ctttle before being sold to
butchers fir slaughter to see if they are
healthy and in condition tor nuraan iooa.
The association hop-s to bring about
many reforms and the i fflcers elected by
the local organization yesterday indicate
that they mean business.
Dr. Harrison's Lecture.
Notwithstanding the unpleasant weather
the opera house was well filled last even-
ing by a large audience composed of gen
tlemen only to listen to Dr. J.C. Harrison's
last lecmre upon medical topics. The sub
ject was "Specific Diseases Their Causes
and Cures." Much valuable advice was
tiven aud Dr. Harrison in his earnest
forcible manner demonstrated the fact
i hat he was a thorough student and well
veri-ed in his specialty. The lecture was
handsomely illustrited by vivid vi-ws
throw ii upon a large screen by a powerful
sjo much interest has been awaked by
Dr. HarrisonV lectures that he has con-
sented to deliver a matinee lecture next
Sa'urJay afteuiron in the opera house.
TI e 1. curn will not be upon uiease but
ti on his tour around the world. It will be
liand ninely illustrated and will prove en-
tertaining to old and young alike.
A EUCHRE PARTY.
Miss Nellie HcColluni Kntertatns Her Nam-
Last evening at. the res dence of her
mother Miss Nellie McCo.luni teudered her
many friends a complimentary card party.
Though the night was exceedingly inclem-
ent the society people turned out in force
and the occasion was one abounding in
social pleasure and enjoyment. The con-
test for supremacy whs an exceedingly
lively one and it was niar the midnight
hour ere "timr" was called. Choice le-
freshments added additional pleasure to
the occasion and the .veiling proved one
.if pleasure alike to hostess and honored
A LYNCHING BEE PREVENTED.
Col. Geo. H.Snyder Brought' to Austin for
Ever since Col. Geo. II. Snyder cruelly
murdered his wile in San Marcos that quiet
li'.tle place has been greatly excited and a
lynching bee has been a prominent topic of
There was much earnestness abfnit it yes-
terday and Hherilf Davis f aring his prison-
er would be killed during tue night if be
retrained in San Marcos brought him to
Austin and placed him in jail last night at
That Terrible Cough
Tn the morning hurried or difficult breath-
ing raising phlegm tightness of tbe chest
onickemd t ulse dullness in the evening
or sweats at night all or any of these things
ar1 tbe tirt staaes of consumption. Dr.
Acker's English Cough remedy wi;l cure
these fearful symptoms aud is sold under a
positive guarantee by Dr. J. J. Tobin.
Bucklcn's Arnica Salve.
The best sale in the world for cnts
b'uises sores ulcers salt rheum fever
sires tetter chapped bands chilblains
corns and all skin eruptions and positively
cuies piles or no pay required. It is guar-
anteed to qive satisfaction or money re-
funded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale
bv J. J. Tobin.
PROGRESS OF THE SENATE
ON THE APPORTION-
MENT BILL. :e
ENLAEGING THE FEDEEAL HOUSE.
Harrison's Little Veto of the Oklahoma
City Bond Bill-Leland Stanford's
Dispatches to Senator
Senator Edmunds from the judiciary
committee reported back with amend-
ments bouse bill to prevent counterfeiting
or the manufacture of dies tools or other
implements in counterfeiting. The bill as
amended was passed and 'a conference
House bill providing for the payment oi.
Indian depredation claims was considered
until 2 o'clock when the apportionment bib
was taken up as unfinished business ques-
tion being on Davia' amendment to increast
the total number of representatives from
3 )6 (as provided in the house bill ) to 300 aud
giving additi'onal members to each of tli
states of Arkansas Minnesota Missour.
and New York.
Senator Davis explained and advocated
Senator Berry also argued in favor of tbt-
amendment. Senatot Hiscock spoke against it.
Senator Hale argued against the amend
mendinent and in favor of the house bill
with the ratio of 356.
No action was taken and after executive
session the senate adjourued.
Mr. Springer of Illinois rising to a ques
tion of privilege offered a resolution lecit-
ing that the speaker's conduct yesterdaj
n aeciaing a motion to be dilatory was un
Mr. McKinlev.of Ohio made the point ol
order that the resolution was not privileged
one the speaker having exercised bis right
under the rules to decide the mo
tii-Mi to be dilatory. Tbe speaker
did not think the action of the chair in de
tiding the motion to be out of order on tbe
ground that it was dilatory could ba made
a question of privilege. If it could then
.he purpose of the rule preventing dilatory
motions was nugatory. He sustained thi
point of order.
Mr. Springer appealed and Mr. McKin-
ley moved to tuhle thesppeal. The motion
was agreed to Yeas 138; nays 105.
The speaker laid before the house a mes
sage from the president vetoing the bill
authorizing Oklahoma Citv to issue bond:-
to provide the right of way through that
city to the Choctaw Coal and Railway Com
rany. The bill was passed for a railway
bridge over the Missouri river between
Ouncil Biulfs and Omaha.
The hou e then went into committee ol
the whole on the military academy appro
In the course of tbe debate Mr. Rogers ol
Arkansas referred to the recent Indian
war as unprovoked and indefensible
If the reports of the massacre at
Wounded Knee were correct that the mas
sac re was the most shameful murder in Hit-
annals of our nat ional history.
Mr. Flower of New York spoke in favor ol
asearcning investigation into the cause ol
the Indian war qnotine trom authorities l
a iow that the Indians were starved and tlier
Mr. Peel of Arkansas knew of no disposi
tion on the pait of the bid an commission
er to suppress the ful est investigation
The commissioner of Indian affairs was
anxious to forward the inquiry in even
manner in his power.
AGAINST THK FORCE BILL.
Springfield III. Jan. 27. In the bouse
today a resolution instructing the senators
from II inois to vote against the Federal
election bill wa3 passed by a strict party
vote 77 to 73. The Farmers' Mutual Ben--fii
association d.d not vote. Represenla
tive Springer on behalf of the Democrats
gave notice that if tbe senators from Illinoi
shoul 1 vote for the Federal election bill the
Den.ocratt in the state legislature woul
not vote a dollar in aid of the World's fair.
Balloting for United States senator i-
joint assembly was resumed at noon. The
ttitrty-ttiird tnirty-tourtn and thirty-htth
ballots of the sessioii tshowed no chance
from previous ones.
Madison. Wis.. Jan. 27. Both houses f
the legislature todav voted separately for
United State senator. Ex Secretary Vilas
received a majo ity over Spooner who at
present nuius iu scat.
In tue bouse to-dav under susnension of
the rules tha bill to reueal the Bennett
cumpulsory education law passed receiving
me iuii ue iKicratio vote alter a Hard ngnt
by the republicans.
LF.OI8I.ATDBE OF HEW JERSli.
Trenton N. J. Jan. 27. Both branches
of the legislature met last night. A resolu
tion was introduced in the assembly and
made the special order Tuesday next de
nouncing the election bill and declaring
the state will withhold any appropriation
for th"j world's fair if the bill becomes a
APPKOVKD BY NEBRASKA.
Lincoln Neb. Jan. 27. Resolutions weie
adopted in both branches of the legislature
this morning approving the action of the
United State senate in refusing to co'isidt r
the loroe bill. All the independents with
three exceptions voted with the democrats.
THE INGALLS CONTEST
Proceedings iu the Legislature of Kansas at
TopeV a Yesterday.
Topeka Kansas Jan. 27. The house was
half an hour late in assembling this inora-
in Tip AiMan'' m"oNri! had k"" in
caucus till long after midnight and they
were weary eyed and tired. Tbe galleries
were filled and the crowd in the lobbies was
so great that ii encroached upon the terri-
tory of members. They were impatient
pending tbe taking of a ballot on senator
and it was with difficulty that the speaker
could enforce order. After the usualpre-
liminary proceedings the districts were
called for the presentation of bills peti-
tions etc. Each Republican member had
in bis pocket at least one and some of them
two and three pet itions by old soldiers
praying for the re election of Senator In-
ifalls. The read in it of the titles of the peti-
tions proceeded monotonously until an
Alliance member offered the petition of old
oldiers from Mead cnimtv. nravine fir r.h
defeat of Ingalls. The "petition was re-
ceived by the Alliance members with ap-
p ause which Speaker E der promptly sup-
pressed. The next petition was in favor of Infills.
The senator's friends broke out in applause.
I he speaker threatened to clear the lobbies
if a recurrence of any such demonstration
hould take place.
The seuaie chief chirk appeared at 11.'
o'clock and presented a request from the
enatethat the houso return for further
considera ion to the senate the concurrent
'-esolution providing for a joint session of
nn two houses tomorrow at noon for the
purpose of electing a United States senator.
lue senate being Republican the requesi
immediately excited the suspicion of the
Al iance members and several members
asked that the request be denied. The rt-
inest was relused by an overwhelming
The hour hand of the clock was ap
proaching 12 on tbe dial and for five min
uies recess taken. I'romotlv at the hour
of noon Speaker Elder called for order and
tnnounceo mat ttie pending business was
he voting of the bouse for sena'or. He di
reeled the calling ot the roll. There were
10 nominHing speeches but as the call of
ne roll was immediately proceeded with.
u. wag frequently interrupted wi h cheers
netier and ingalls and Uen. Ueo.
complimentary vote. The pro
ceedings lasted only five minutes.
The result ot the ballot was: A. W"
Pfeffer. Alliance 96: Ingalls. Rep.. 23;
Blair Dem. 5.
Ihe announcement was erected with
reat cheerine. The house then adjourned
until 2 o'clock.
At noon the senate proceeded to ballot
ior senator 'ine vole was: Ingalls 35;
Pfeffer 2 Blair Dem. 1: Senator Kelley
Ken. l: Congressman Morrill. 1 Ineaila
as declared the choice ol the senate amid
The senate then adjourned until 2 p. m
Washington Jan. 27. The Republican
senatorial caucus committee on the order
f business met this morning and agreed to
recommend to their colleagues that after
the apportionment bill is acted upon the
tiiifiit hour bill and the copy right bill will
be taken un in regular order. This arrange
mentis subject to possible disturbance by
he appropriations committee whiihhas
already given notice through Chairman Al
Uson of the intention to call up the auoru-
(nauoiis qui mis ween.
The caucus committee also disposed o
other pending measures of public Interest
in this order: after the copy right bill is to
to low tne Indian depredations bill Pad-
lock pure food bill and Nicaragua canal
bill reported by the committee on foreign
reiauous. as senate will nereatter
meet at II o clock instead
f noon as at present and the morning
business will be limited to one hour. It is
he expectation of the committee that
rapid progress will be made in the consid-
eration of measures selected by them.
Meanwhile individual senators are to be
Ho wed to call up measures not included
in th above list in the morning hour and
a is believed some advancement of busi-
ness will result from the use of this privi-
lege. SILVER POOL INVESTIGATION.
Washington Jan. 'SI. At the silver pool
investigation today David B. Littler was
recalled and questioned further regarding
tne tune ot benalor uaineron's purchase ol
nlver and of its disposition. Iu reply to
Congressman Dingley's inquiry as to the
late of th sale Mr. Littler could not re-
member the exact date but taking Camer-
on's check of tbe profits as a basis of cal-
culation the date of the sale must have
been five or six weeks preceding that date
or possibly a month. Mis best recollection
was that the silver was sold before the bill
senator btewabt's dispatch.
Wasuinoton Jan. 27. Senator Stewart
this morning read the following telegram
from Stanford at New York: (the telegram
was tiled in New York at 10 o'clock yester-
day morning )
New York Jan. 26. Hon. W. M. Stew
art United Stales senate Washington.
On general principles I am in favor of the
cloture rule but I am not in favorof any-
thing that will make you shut out vour
p'oposed amendment to . the elections
bill providing that it will apply only to
eectiors for congress. Without such an
aiueuduie t with my present view I should
bt obliged to vote against the election bill.
1 am in favor of doing the important busi-
ness passing the apportionment bill and
appropriation bills wnen we can take up
the force bills. Show this to Senator Al-
drich. If it is necessary pair me accord-
ingly. I will try to be in Washington this
evening. (Sign d) Leland Stanfop.d.
San Antonio Jan. 27. Ou Saturday next
lion. Edwin II. Terrell United Slates min-
isler to Belgium sails from Antwerp for
San Antonio. He brings the remains of
tus wife who recently died at Brussels. The
dead wonyin was a native of San Antonio
a"d member of the widely known Mave-
I ck family.
The First Stake Driven.
Chicago Jan. 27. The first stake was
driven and tho first spadeful of earth
turned on Lake front opposite Harrison
street ic connection with the world's fair
this morning. Digging was begun for the
laying of the foundation of the temporary
building to be used by tbe chief of con
Btruc' ion and his assistants during the
erection of the fair buildings proper. Some
of the property owners whose residences
trout on tbe take iront part tnreaten to
bring injunction proceedings to stop tbe
A TEXAS IE0PAED
SEIZES BY THE THROAT A
MAN SLEEPING UNDER
A TERBLFFIO STRUGGLE ENSUES.
Bobbery and Murder la Northern Teziui
UlK Wrontllojf Match at Han
toulo EvuuU Over the Stat.
San Antonio Jan. 27. 1891. Last nigh
near Langtry on the Southern Paciflo ruil-
way west of here Antonio Br jeteet Mexi
can was sleeping under a tree about 12
o'clock. Ho was savagely attacked by a
leopard of large size which pounced
upon his breast ami endeavored
to cut his throat with its teeth.
Tbe man in the stupor of sudden awaken-
ing screamrd wildly and tugging vainly at
the beast. He roue and staggeiing a few feet
wub the creature clinging to nun then lell
backward. Judge Key bean heard tho man's
cries ran out ot Ins house and shot tne
leopard. Breeleet was terribly lacerated
ami would have been killed hi a very little
while. The animal is supposed to have
THE URAY CASK AT GALVESTON.
Testimony Concerning the Murder of James
ItcCoi mlck Probabilities of the Trial.
Galveston Jex. Jan. 27. The trial of
Margaret Gray jointly charged with Alex
ander Gray with tbe murder of Junes Mc-
Connick on Jan. 9 came up for trial in tbe
criminal court today. The evidence was
that Mrs. Gray went to McCormick's house
to settle some business. She returned' and
reported that just as she reached the door
she beard a shot fired and a fall in the house
and was afraid to go in alone. Other
persons returned with her and found Mc
cormick dead from a shot in tbe back of
his mouth. There was no other wound.
The pistol was fotrhd handle downward
in the left leg of his pants near his foot.
There had been jealousy between Mc-
Cormick and Gray and a negro barber
claims to have seen a pistol in Gray's
Docket lust before the shouting. It was
claimed that Mrs. Gray had abandoned her
husband tor McuoriuicK and had
recently returned to the former.
Gray was the first one that found the
pistol on the dead man. The court ad
journed at 6 p. m. before the conclusion of
i lie evidence in the case until 9 a. m to
morrow. From the testimony thus far
advanced an acquittal of Margaret Gray is
expected. Tne case against Alexander
Gr.iy will probably not be tried at the
present term of the court. .
THE EAGLE LAKE PRISONERS.
They Make Their Third Attempt to Escape
From Jail at Columbus.
Colcmbus Tex. Jan. 27. The prisoners
in jail who are charged with tbe recent
Eagle Lake killing made aa effort to escape
by sawing the locks off of the cell door.
SheriffTownsend has been expecting this
outbreak lor several days as he knew they
were contemplating an escape by a letter
sent out by H. H. Moore one of the pris-
oners ordering a steel instrument of even
thickness very fine and as "hard as b 1."
The sheriff and bis deputies have been on
the lookout for this instrument but in no
way could he intercept us passage and they
are in utter ignorance as to how it was
conveyed to their cells. With this saw it
just took tnem 2 hours to saw the locks
oil ot their cell door sheriff Townsend
arrived in his slippers just as the lock fell
from the door and asked them to pass tbe
little saw out whereupon one of the pris
oners by the name ot Lawrence Williams
snapped the saw in two saying "it should
not l i linn a d n ott ol good." Ihe
sheiiff politely inf'i.rmed them that be did
not wish to saw into them. . This is their
third attempt to escape within ihe last two
months. Of course the mechanics who are
so skilled in making these 1 ttie saws will
be attended to in proper season.
Fort Worth Criminalities
Fort Worth Tex. Jan. 27. Walker
Hargraves who last fall killed Henry Tack-
ett in Shields' saloon on Main street in this
city was tonight found guilty of manslaugh
ter by tbe jury and his punishment was
fixed at five years in the penit ntiary.
The case against Dr. William Mitchell
the Baptist divine charged with forgery.
com untied last summer was taken t p in
the district court today. The facts were all
admitted by tne defense who undertake to
make the defense of lunacy. The evidence
was only partly in when tbe court adjour-
CATCH AS CATCH CAN.
Wrestling Bfatca in the Opera Honse at San
Autonio with 800 Spectators.
San Antonio Tex. Jan. 2Y. Tonight at
the Grand opera house Louis Lee an artil
lerytnau of Light Battery F U. 8. A. and
L. M. Cbristol champion light weight of
the world wrestled best two out o
Highest of all ia Leavening Power.
three falls catch as catch can for 2!j tuide.
Tbe match was refereed by Pugif nt Vi&
Pitzlln recently defeated hy Arthur Up-
ham at Galveston. James Kinahan wt
timekeeper. The affair was manned by
Adrian M . Jones secretary of the Itx u
Base Ball association. There were about
800 spectators present. Lee Is mucu thr
heavier and stronger man of tbe t-ro and
proved himself a graceful and thorough);
scientific wrestler. He won the first fall ia
four minutes and tbe second fall aud th
match in the same time. Christol made a
short speech acknowledging that he wi.s
fairly beaten and badly outclassed
TUE HIGH COURTS.
Galviston Jan. 27. In the Supreme
Court the following decisions were handed
Affirmed Pulliam vs. Runnells County
from Tom Green; Gulf Colorado and Santa
Fe Railroad vs. Wilson ' from Teuton;
Carter vs. Hubbard et al. from Fayette;
Hobbs et al. vs. Campbell et al. from Leon;
Nolle et al. vs. Meyer et al. from Washing-
ton. The court approved the findings ot the
commission of appeals as follows:
Affirmed East et al. vs. Dttean from
Archer; Prestwood et al. vs. Newberry et
al. from Montague; Nichols et al. vs.
Nichols et al. from Travis.
Reversed anc" remauded llenseli et al.
vs. Kegan et al. from Haskell; Ban Anto-
nio Street Railway vs. Cailloneite from
TRAIN COLLISION IS KANSAS
A Military Train Runs Into a Passerix? on
the -Union Pacific. .
Topeka Kan. Jan. 27. Particulars of a
collision between a passenger train and a
special train bearing United States troops
from Pine Ridge which occurred last even-
ing on the Union Pacific at Florence a
small station near Irwin. Kan have been
received here. The spf cial bore about 4U0
soldiers part of the 8 -ventb cavalry and
battalion K light artillery bound for Fort
Riley. The train consisted of seven pass -enger"
cars and twenty four freight cai'a
loaded with horses and several pieces of
artilleiy and ammunition hauled by two
large engines. The engines and r-everal
cars are a complete wreck and many of the
soldiers were seriously injuied.
Tbe dead so far as can be ascertained are
Sargent Schoolbat battery artillery cut
all to pieces.
Private Weil troop G Seventh cavalry
left leg cat off head mashed.
The wounded are Sargent Sharp troop I
ofSeventh cavalry right arm broken.
Captain Godfrey troop D.leg and should-
Sargent Wirtz troop C internal injtt -ies.
Private McGuire troop C left side anJ
lace badly scalded.
Sargent Polan troop A left should
Lizzie Dennett of Lincoln. Nebratka
right arm broken and forehend cut.
Baggageman Kimball and Condgrtor
Fly nn were slightly Injured and also a Bo-
hemian from Council Grove whose nane
is not known.
Several others were slightly hurt but. ua
passengers in the other train were injured
A brakeman was hurt. The conductor of
the military train is held responsible for
tbe accident as he rag running on tue ex
press trait 'a time. He has disappeared. A
large number of cavalry horses were killed.
NATIONAL FARMERS ALLIAN' E.
Eleventh Annual Meeting at Omaha t.ud tbe
Secret Proceeding Thereof.
Omaha Neb. Jan. 27. The eleventh an-
nual meeting of the National Farmers Al-
liance convened here this morning tit 9
o'clock. Immed ately on being called to
order a resolution was adop ed excluding
all persons not members of the Aliiunts
from the smiuns. ' About 150 delegates aio
present 'i tie morning session was con-
sumed in rountiue hu-iness and tl n.n.iin.-
of Pr sident Powell's annual address
ut iegaie iullerton of Missou i o.Tered
the following resolution which was reftrre'l
to the committee on resolutions:
Resolved that it is the sense of the Na-
tional Alliance that independent poiiiicul
action of tbe past year as evidenced hy tba
state of Nebraska is just aud proper and
ought to be encouraged.
Will Go Dowa Fixed.
It is understood that Alderman J
A. Jackson will attend that gran j
Miootat Hempstead and he will go
down fixed wiili a big basket in which
to bring the prizes home. WheD Al-
derman Jackson starts after a nrue at
a shooting bout he generally gats ii.
Mrs. Snyder's Brother.
San Marcos Tex. Jan. 27. Mr. W. C.
Underwood brother of Mrs. Snyder the
lady who was murdered here last Snndcy
night arrived from Rome Ga.- (onieht
to take charge of his sister's body. Col.
un.y.it-1 wnn i emu veu 10 Austin ton).'tit oy
the sheriff for safe keeping as it was't'earod.
an attempt might be made to ovorr.nwre.f
tue guard and lynch him.
Senator Stanford' Position.
New York Jan. 27. Senators Aldriob
and Stewart arrived here last nieht and
went to see Senator Stanford to ripnirtA Mint
senatorial dispute which he did bv declar-
ing that Senator Stewart was right aud
that he (Senator Stanford!
TJ. S. Gov't Report Aug. 17
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