The Austin Statesman. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 26, 1891 Page: 1 of 8
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AUSTIN TEXAS THUESDAY FEBRUARY 26 1891.
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-POXJ.Il MEN WHO HAD BEEN
ENTOMBED IN A MINE
rwaa after nineteen DAYS.
i.xvf ITimi So Weak as Not to be Able to
n.v.e Ihelr Heads or Speak.
IUf;:.'r i Pa. Feb. 23. The intense ex-
i.t'M' the last niglit is increased ten
f !J i viiij at the fated mine at Janesville.
Viicr vii'ii ns of the fatal explosion Wed-
nesday were found slive utter a period of 19
'iiiy v.oi ; 9 hours entombed from the out-
side Lust evening at about 8:3"
vluto (in- exploring party consi-tiii.r of
-t i .. ;.(.;?drlane Joseph Kelsaw Win.
j.liU: Al k. Morten James Sierlirg and
IIkviU N sod were making another effort
:o vn.'h t;te bodies of the four remaining
. io'.' iisol the flood they were intxprefS
ihly i ladilened to find that the men tluy
ioi.jj'ii. were alive. The air was tertibly
!..! iib black damp. The explori' g par
v wader) through mud and water waist
-.leen BOiutht entrance to No 6 breast and
verb ('riven back by the foul
Arain thev sought entrance
and were forcer) to retreai
bi fnie ihe terrible damp The then went
to No .' b.east and renewed tlie effort again
when they were met by their deadly enemy
tli Muck damp.
(j'.ii'irmiendent McFarlane called out
t iot d 'o v.hat he suppled were the occu-;..-t.
its ( t:ie breast already cold in dea'h.
I'o his and the party's surprise the call
nii-t witli a response. The joy at the
jnnmtmt of discovering life after all hopej
..n'1 bi'ei aba tdoned was inexpressible (
J Uev returned to lueir work again it their
larejis and again made a dea ara'e effort
ir r-Hi'li the voice they heard. After an
Jurist s'.perhuraane effort the rescuers
fatihd their way tn rough the
deidly lamp and got above the water
line i. to the fresh air again. Tlie.
ailed and again came a response
.i.id Una time close at hand. On they
mm tied guided by the sound of the voice
i.-om t.'ta dark tombs and keeping to the
v..p I'reast of No. 5 in the cross heading
eleven vrrds in length between breat
foif avid' tve were found the bodies ot h'Ur
i.n in .i T.arrow ceil f ur by tour They
--.re J..?. Mastus. VitcU Taomas Thomas
'.r.ky .lohn Berr.oll and Rosk Frink.
Mu .." i (irayer-wtre nt once offered up
t?uh v . i er who doc'iti all things well and
.l ov-rv niiin dronned on his
vim. le meu were all huddled together
as :' -. tig to keep warm. Their limbs
j in ' were so intermingled that with
.iitni it'-" onlv wen tliey separted.
:!eo iams and Mine Inspector LewM
-Ami e . following close by were shouted
to wo f ' 1 laukets nourishment physicians
an! '.v ts. Tliis was done at once.
l!f-E'V:. ."ere hasti y stitnmoned from
A s.i ; : ; and Hazeltcn. They with Rev.
i l.t.i: i nins were at once lowered down
:to i.iiv ine. Then the men were moved
i- toe ;i ip house at the bottom of the
:' ;(. V- do this they were again com-
vk'il bring them up the "man way
.i i.i ! ! ?h the dog hole. At length they
). :. e pump house at the bottom id
ill. Here the men were placed
i !e(:; of straw in blankets and
rt"i i '- or physicians and miners. They
v.-.r.erw weak but all conscioas. They
bMght to the surface this mornitig
n .-;(.. i and taken to the Sons of Tera-.f!-
ii ".t ;iall at Jacksonville.
"ir-. ie AssociHtedPressrepresentative
-.-iM' -.c. J.C. Hayden and a party of
'ml- v e administering to the men lime
v. .tt- ftea and mi:k and wine was
. in snaring quantities. When the
'-. . ofnien witli lamps burning in
ng hais and their black and ghs-
'e'ii.i i' hing shimmering in the moon-
"iV"t .edin front of their employers
io.-i- estartedtosingthedox logy.
. iV. r eit is simply impossible to try
..'. ii itement from any of the men.
iin-ir w- iened condition prevents it and
ti .' p' vs ians positively forbids any con-
yt'rtas.m;i vith tbem. All the men are so
'vu th nt a simple movement of the head
ir no-'ible. How they lived through
tVa. k.; ' days and nights is a question.
Tht . -'r i." ra in their pails would have been
"i if. i'-:'C to sustain life for eight days per-
j .-.. if iii-siit out sparingly. What they
i v.""d it. liie remainrier of ihe time is van-
wlv cor ctured. The til in some of their
!sn;rsv'Hsnotentireh consumed butmthe
-.errii.U t: rture of hunger they overlooded
iFTY -fIRST CONGRESS.
We NQTON Feb. 24. After a
lot j . 'iteasto the order of busi-
nt; s."- .? the condition of the appro
tvk ; v bills Mr. Sherman proposed
.a zz: itive session and the doors
. .sed. After they were re-
..:: '. enator Plumb from the con-
i:ur .-ommittee on the District of
C.i u- t i appropriation bill reported
tlii-l; ' committee were unable to
Apr-3e -.i I a new conference wa9 or-
-. msideration of the sundry
.;vii was then proceeded with
"i l) - items which provoked dis-
ere the amendments of the
eZrt- e in relation to the World's
tokii". -n exposition.
j a vote was taken and the
Hu".i. : uts reported by th'e commit-
fH -.-t. . agreed to. They are as M-
. (lucinR the item for the selec-
' -chase preparation and ar-V-
. ... ts of the exhibits of the ex-
apartments from 330.h00 to
)!: striking out of the item pro
-.11 1 it $.jU.000 of the amount shall
va i li. ' ' I" f I-'"-
.t.-.j-mt:-.!--' x hi i'ur.w
!' ' i h- a'.fc
authorizing the exposition except
$ittjouu of sucn sum as may ne unex-
pended for the balance of the current
fiscal year for salaries ana other ex
npnses. including? the exneuses of the
' board of lady managers and striking
out various items for salaries aud ex
pen-.es and inserting in lieu of them
the bulk of the appropriation of
$40000 for salaries aud other expenses
ii eluding expenses of the board of
lady managers aud providing that its
expenditure is to be approved by the
secretary of the treasury and the gov-
ernment is not to be liable for any
further salaries compenntions or ex-
penses inserting as addition a para-
graph dfp.laring that the several sums
appropriated iu the bill for the expo-
sition shall be deemed a part of the
$l.riO() 000 the limit of liability of the
J he next subject that provoked dis-
cussion was the item appropriating
$'.Jii.0U0 for the coinage of uncurrent
fractional silver coiun iu the treasury
of about $10000000 abraided coins be-
low the limit of tolerance.
Mr. dckrell scouted the idea of
$20000 being sufficient for the purpose
anil moved to make the amount
$l.r)0000. Agreed to.
Mr. Plumb offered an amendment
which wa agreed to adding to the
i m the proviso requiring the secre-
tly of the treasury to coin into stand-
ard silver dollars t lie bullion n w in
h treasury the expense thereof to
be charged to the silver profit fund.
The paragraph author zing the ue
of unesprMide.l balaooes for the pre-
vent ion of epidemics gave rise to a
Senator Chandler moved to place
further sums at the disposal ot the
piesident lor the 8iunw purpose the
whole amount of expenditure for the
y. ar not to exceed $5o000. In an un-
impassioned speech Mr Gorman ite
nouiice8 Chandler's proposition as au
atrocious one as givinsr the
president unlimited use ot
the money and more dangerous
to the Deonle thaa any epidemic ot
cholera yellow fever or binallpox
That remark was referred to by
Chandler as more atrocious than what
called it out and as showing the ne-
cessity of doing something also to pre-
vent tne spieaa oi presiueniiai lever.
Seuator Chandler's amendment was
The death of the late Representative
Watson of Pennsylvania was an-
nounced and after eulogistic addresses
the senate adjour ed.
Washington D. C Feb. 21. --Mr.
McKihley of Ohi6 from the dm
mil tee on rules reported resolution
for the immediate consideration of
the direct tax bill the pievious ques-
tion be considered as ordered at 2
o'clock or as soon thereafter as this
resolution may go into effect.
Mr. Mills of Texas raised the
question of consideration. The house
determined yeas 130 nays 30
to consider the resolution and Mr.
Dingley of Maine offered an amend
mailt nrovidinir that after the disposal
of the direct tax bill the house shall
proceed to the consideration of the
shipping bill. The previous ques
tion to be considered oruereu ior six
hours' debate. The previous ques-
tion was ordered.
Mr Blount of Georgia argued
against the resolution. It excluded
he said anytning use a uereni ue
McKinley said so far as the question
of limiting debate was concerned no
public measure had ever received a
more thorough discussion than had
the direct tax bill. The resolution
was then adopted and the bill taken
Mr. Cogswell who was in charge of
the bill offered au amendment pro-
viding that no money shall be paid to
any stale or territory until the legisla
ture thereof shall have accepted by
resolution the sum appropriated in full
satisfaction of all claims against the
United States on account of the levy
and collection of the tax. Adopted.
The previous quest ion was then or-
dered on the bill; yeas 174 nays 0(5.
Mr. Oates of Alabama moved tore-
commit. Lost years 84 nays 177
The bill was then passed yeas 187
Boutelle of Maine presented the
conference report on the naval ap-
Mr. Herbert of Alabama made an
argument in opposition ti the propo-
sition for the sounding of the Pacific
ocean between California and the
Hawaiian Islands for the purpose of
ascertaining the practicability of a
cable between the two continents.
Mr. Boutelle of Maine replied that
the proportion had nothing to do with
the laying of Hawaiian cable but sim-
ply gave appropriation for the pur-
pose of ascertaining whether such
a cable could be laid.
The report was agreed to.
The speaker appointed Caswell E.
B. Taylor of Ohio and Oates as con-
ferees on the direct tax bill. A dis
agreeing conference report on the Dis-
trict ot Columbia appropriation bill
was agretd to aud further conference
House then adjourned.
nOCSTON AND TEXAS CENTRAL.
Unexpected Movement of the Old Stockhold-
ers of the Koatl.
New York Feb. 23. -The statement has
been made public that Collis P. Hunting-
ton and the dirtctors of the old Texas Cen-
tral Railroad company were served Satur-
day with papers requesting them to remove
Frederick P. 0'"?tt president of th? fen-tr-U'i.
.:' corupar.y. The papers vi:re i?-u-!
.i hsLVif of a r.oi'tion of the sloc-
! ;iV- cf t h'3 old Texas Central iiailrcad
ar.ij't.i:; who imtirr.ated if their reciUsst
was not complied with within a month
they would ask the courts to restore the
road to its old status. The papers allege
the road had been manipulated to the det
riment of the stockholders and to benefit of
Mr. Olcott and the Southern Pacific com
pany in which Huntington has a control-
interest. FLOODS IN THE NORTH.
Streams ia the Vicinity of Centralia Ills.
Ont of Their Banks.
Ckrtbalu III. Feb. 24. Streams in this
vicinity are all overflowing by the recent
unprecedented rain fall. Farmers report
hundreds of hogs drowned rarried away by
the flood Fences and bridges also suffered.
Kaskakia river usually a small stream
has assumed large proportions during the
last week owins to the ueneral rain fall. It
is rising rapidly and flooding the lowlands.
tarire number oi log rafts nave broken
away and will be lost causing heavy losses
to tne lumbermen.
HI8IMO AT CINCINNATI.
Cincinnati. O.. Feb 24 The Ohio river
has been rising today at. an average of one-
half inch an hour and at I o'clock reached
titty seven feet. News from Kinley forty
miles above is that it is rising there at the
same rate while at Portsmouth it ii falling
wiin a com drizzling ram. At Huntington
the river has t'.nlen eight inches and the
rise above is falling rapidly. If there wer-
no rain it would be fair to sav the river
nere would rise not more than four inches
more and then recede but it is ruining at
nearly all points from here to the head
waters. There is no material change in
the situation. Trains driven from central
tation are all using other convenient sta
tions for passengers. Freight is handled in
tlie same way. In Covingt n Ky. the
roiling mills nave stopped and many fami
lies fearing a further rise are moving to the
FLOOD IN THE GILA.
Phoenix Arir Feb. 2?. The first wire
into Phoenix since Wednesday night was
completed todaj . A heeavy rain last night
and this morning raised Salt river but did
not get over tne banks flutlicient to rr peat
ihe damaue of Thursday. Advices this
afternoon say that Yuma is threatened
with inundation by the Gila changing its
Den iron where it empties nto tne who
rado. All tne wires are down now and it is
supposed part ot the town has been swept
LEGISLATURE OF ILLINOIS.
Sfbingvikld 111. Feb. 24. When the
joint assembly met to vote for United
States senator this morning several ruem-
berf of both parties were absent on account
of illness. Both parties therefore refrained
from voting the only vote cast being thai
of the presiding officer for Palmer.
SiiRtNGFiEi.ii III. Feb 24. It is rumored
that Hon. C. B Farwell's name will be
again brought forward in the contest for
United Stales senatorship and that W. J.
Campbell his close friend is now eu route
to Springfield for that purpose.
Fellows' Speech at the Banquet.
New York Feb 24 Upwards of a hun
dred members of the guests of Washington
Heights Century club sat down to the an
nual commemorative dinn- rat Murray Hill
hotel last night. "The congress of the
United States the best illustration of rep
resentative government" created some
what ot a sensation bv declaring in the
course of some remarks upon the relative
powers oi tne states ana federal govern-
ment that although he had been an oliicer
in the confederate army he had always
thought ne was a traitor to the iederal gov
ernment and if caught had deserved to have
D en nung and that this was not done was
due only to the beneficence of he victor-
ious government or the mercv of God.
Col. Fellows was asked to sav something
about the ce. sus. He replied: the census
is a back number. The decisions of the
government which has the sole right to
take the census should be accepted without
lurtner dispute lie admitted he was in
favor of the free coinage of silver if one
hundred cents was put into every dollar.
A College Row.
Galbsbubg Ills. Feb. 24. The celebra
tion of Washington's birthday by the
students of Knox college began at mid-
night when a large band of "Preps" gained
the top of the college barricaded the doors
behind them and fastened a yellow banner
to the cupola staff and rang the btll. The
Freshmen charg-d the building and until
long after daylicht a noisy fierce demon-
stration prevailed. The" Freshn:en by
smashing in the doors with a sledge ham-
mer managed to get past all the barr.cades
but the last which effectually barred their
way. Five of the Preps were captured
bound band and feet and treated with
violence. The Preps held the fort all day.
The affair is a little less than disgraceful
owing to damage done to the college prop
erty and is condemned by a majority of
New York Stock Market.
Nbw York Feb. 23. The resumption of
business at the stock exchange this morn-
ing gave no evidence that there were any
more brokers or operators in the city than
before the holiday and certainly there was
no more interest displayed in the transac-
tion of securities at tbe board. There is al
most nothing in the market worthy of
mention. The tendency of prices seems to
be down. The close was very dull and
heavy at the lowest prices of the day but
which were generally slightly lower than
Government bonds dull and steady.
Fire at Shreveport.
Shbeveport La. Feb. 21. Five frame
dwellings on Marshall near Lane Avenue
were burned last night. The origin of the
fire is unknown. Tue losses are partly in
CrnT.nRF.fis. Tex.. Feb. 24. Daniel Delanv.
a se.ction hand cu.niiil.;J tuicide last
ni-jiit by ho')iiiig himself ihrouc-'i the hsad.
Ha hafi been iii poor health for f.ira
days. He had cJsi-ieraMo property ant
HOW MRS. SALSBUEY OP DAL
LAS SHOT AND KILL-
ED HEE NEIGHBOE.
HER VICTIM BAN SHE PUESUED.
Ambushed and Shot Near Navoaotu A
Mysterious Dtath Sensational
Mutter Throughout the
Dallas Tex. Feb. 24. Catharine Sals-
bury was placed on trial today in Judge
Burke's court charged with the murder of
Mary R. Farmleth on August 9 1838. The
two women were near neighbors and a
family quarrel had sprung up between
them. Matters had grown to such a feeling
between the women that Mrs. Silsbury
went to Justice Braswell and wanted Mrs.
Farmleth put un ler peace bond. Justice
Braswell continued thecuse and thus mat-
ters stood the day of the killing.
Just before the killing took place Mrs
Farmleth walked down the s reet past Mrs.
Saulsbury's hiuse. Mrs. Siulsbury was
standing in her d or so a witne.-s testifies
and spit as Mrs. Farmleth meandered bv.
Mrs. Farmleth thought Mrs. Sauisbury
was spitting at. her and loooked upon it a
an ominous sign. As she was returning
Mrs. Sauisbury stepped out in front of
her house it is alleged and
without warning began shooting at Mrs
Farmleth. Mrs. Farmleth ran and Mis.
Salusbury went in pursuit wih her artillery
at work. She tired four or five shots two of
them taking eff.-ct in Mrs. Farmleth. The
shooting took place on Thursday and the
victim died Saturday. The case will pro
bably occupy the court for a number of
days and bids fair to be very sensational.
HE HAD ALIASES
And Was Arrested at San Antonio on a
Requisition From Gov. Hogg.
San Antonio Tex. Feb. 24. The arrest
of E. Madison alias Mansfield alias San-
chez was chronicled last week. Last night
Detective John M. Tierney of the Chicago
force arrived from that city with extra-
dition papers signed by Governor Hogg.
The prisoner was delivered to hiLi today.
The crime for which Madison ia accused
is forging the name ot Henry
brackett a lormer tr end to
five checks aggreBaiinit four hundred dol
lars. When the detective who personally
knrws Madison met his prisoner In the
county jnil today the latter begged to be
taken bank asqiiickly as possible to Chicago
to tace tne nm-ic ami complained ot the
delay occasioned by his having to await
the deteciive's arrival lierneywith his
prisoner left today for Chicago.
World's Fait Convention.
San Antonio Tex. Feb. 24. A world's
fair convention of delegates from south-
western Texas was held here today. Tlie
object is to form the nucleus of an exhibit
at the Chicago exposition by depositing im-
perishable goods in this city and adding to
them until the time to send to Chicago.
ine convention was under the auspices of
ttie board of trade city administration and
San Antonio fair association. The
delegations were an extremely rep
resentative gathering being com
posed of active business men. all
of i hem prominent in their communities.
juittie was done beyond altecting a perma-
nent organization. H. W. B. Langstoc of
Atascosa county was elected president.
and J. J. Dickinson of Bexar permanent
secretary. A resolution was adopted
censuring the citizens of San Antonio for
the small interest taken. An adjournment
was then taken until 10 a. m. tomorrow
when the important business will come up.
Died Under Pecnllar Circumstances.
Fort Worth Tex. Feb. 24. G. W.
Baker a prominent citizen and well known
contiactor died last night under peculiar
circumstances. Baker bad been suffering
from headache. Yesterday miming he
went to his sister's residence and told her
be wanted to sleep and didn't want to be
disturbed. In the evening his sister tried
to arouse him and failing summoned med-
ical aid. He died during ihe night without
recovering consciou n-ss. It is suppDsed
he died irom an oveidose of some drug
taken to relieve bis headache. He carried
8u00 insurance on bis life.
Harder in North Texas.
Frazkb. Tex. Feb. 24. L. D. Pollock a
farmer living two miles from Frazer was
killed last night by his step-son William
Pollock's wire the mother of Brown was
the onlv witness. She testified that Pol-
lock anil Brown had quarrelled and Pol ock
was about to shoot Brown when Brown
Other members of the family claim that
Pollock was not armed. Brown escaped
into the Indian Territory.
" The Imbnden Case.
Fort Worth. Tex. Feb. 24. When
Judge Siedman's court adjourned tonight
the' evidence in the Imboden forgery case
was all in and to-morrow will be resumed
in the arguments of the case. Today's
pioceediugs brought out no new points.
It was developed hat Imboden's total in-
debtedness to the Dairgetts is 25000. The
defendant was put on the stand in bis own
behalf. A great desl of character testi-
mony was introdued by both Imboden and
the Daggetts. Public interest is unabated.
St. Louis Mo. Feb. 21. The convention
nf iri.mliti.! :A and vehicle
dealers bet;an in this city today. The
I dealers vycre called Uig'ithf-.r for the pur-
pose of orgahiiing a rational association
j Tt seems that while ther? are a number of
state and local organizations there is no na-
tional body and tbe intention now is to
form one. Delegates are present from Illin-
ois Kansas and Missouri and representa-
tives are expected from other states. Tem-
porary organization was effected by elect-
ing Mr. A. Graff of Wellington Kas tera-
poiarv chairman and Mr. W Kinohellvnf
Jackson Mo. secretary after which recess
More Pr ie Fighting in Texan.
St. Louis Mo.. Feb. 24. The Globe-
Democrat prints a communication signed
by Billy Simnis and Samuel Berliner of San
Antonio Tex offering a purse of $15C00
for a fin'sh fight with skin tight or 2-ounce
gtovee between Bob Filzstmmons and Jim
.j 1 1 ..e a . . . ..... ... .
on ui Australia me ngni to come on dur-
ing the San A ntmiin ftiir tha luu .. nf
October or the first week in November.
darqmsof Queensberry rules to govern.
Is evidence of good faith they will de osit
I'iOOAwith Rnrlm nf Ht l n;. m. I ..i...
Short of Fort Worth Tex. as soon as the
uiaiuu 13 lUKUC.
A Blow at Colorado. .
Colorado Tex. Feb. 21. A tremendous
wind amounting alnio t to a hurricane has
been blowing here nearly all day. A num-
ber of awnings and signs have been blown
down an. I the tin roof was blown off one
o fthe business houses. The smoke stack
at the Lone H'ar salt works was also blown
down. The air is so romp:eiely tilled with
dust and sand that business has been prac-
tically suspended. The weather is very
Probably a Harder.
DENibON Tex Feb. 21. A man named
McAlray was pushed off or fell off the
train a half a mile north of this city last
night. He sustained very serious injuries
ftora the effects of which he has since re-
mained in an unconscious condition.
His shoulder was found to be dislocated
and bis neck and head badly injured so
that he will not probably recover. The
ponce are loomng into tue matter.
All Parties Colored.
Navasota Feb. 23. Sunday night as
Wm. Matthews and Leah Richardson were
eturning from church about six miles
eat of this place they were ambushed by
1'ina lung ana nrea upon wit a ootn bar-
rels of a shot gun heavily loaded with
buckshot. Both paries were badlv wound
ed. It is believed the woman wi'l die.
Jealousy is supposed to bn at the bottom of
tbe shooting. All the parties are colored.
THE HIGH COURTS.
Galvestom Tex. Feb. 24 The supreme
court today rendered dcisions as follows:
Affirmed McNeil vs. Masterson from
Harris Earle vs. Marx from Galveston
Southern Pacific company vs. Aylward
from Fort Bend Texas; Standard Cotton
Oil company vs. Han Ion from Harris.
A dinned if exemplary damages are re-
mittedErie Telegraph and Telephone
company vs. Kennedy from Harris.
Afllrmed on certificate Boy kin et al. vs.
Mensing Brothers et al. from Galveston.
Dismissed by agreement Smith vs.
Crain et al. from Archer.
Tlie c mrt a f proved the findings of the
commission of appeals as follows:
Afllrmed Call than vs Hendnx. from
Clay; liussell vs. Nill. from Jefferson;
Manning vs. Mayes from Free-done.
Reversed and remanded Busby et al. vs.
Bush fr m Tyler. '
Montague county vs. Clay County Lard
and Cattle company from Clav. Court to
day changed Lamar county from the first
to tbe fourtn assignment at Austin. This
action was taken on the petition of tbe bar
of Lamar county to that effect.
A BIG METEOR.
An Aerolite the Size of the Hooa Bursts
Over a Maine Village.
Madison Me. Feb. 23. At about 4:15
yesterday a meteor apparently the size of
the full moon was observed in the sky.
It burst with a loud report over Madison
Village tbe blazing fragments scattering in
every direction. Houses were shaken as
though by earthquake and hundreds of
people were awakened irom deep by tne
concussion wnicn reverberated tor several
moments sounding like heavy rolling
thunder while herv nariicles seemed
like so many flashes of lightning. The
glare was vismie au over tne state.
Band of Robbers Exterminated.
New York Feb. 24. Demetrio Jauregui
and a band of six bandits who have terror-
ized ihe state of Jalisco Mex. for many
months after a desperate band to hand
tight with a company of infantry under
command of Col. Juerra were all killed.
In this struggle the soldiers had eleven
wounded; some severely and others dan-
gerously. Great sorrow was expressed
everywhere over tbe death of Lieutenant
Gomez who was killed in tne struggle.
The people of Jalisco are jubilant over the
extermination of this band of robbers.
Birmingham Ala Feb. 24. This morn-
ing on Nineteenth street Frank Hull aged
23 a telephone lineman fell from the top
ol a sixty foot pole and was instantly killed.
He resided in Home Ga.
Cotton Picking Machine.
Chicago Feb. 24. A receiver is asked for
the Lone Star State Cotton Picking Machine
Highest of all ia Leavening Power.
L" t -i l-r. VW-'S
company in a bill filed by R. H. I loberUon
stockholder. The company u orgm-
ized in this city in ls90 with a capita! of
50000(X). Robertson alleged tbat as a result
f the conspiracy his stock wm sol i
judgment sale o freeze him out. The court
issues an injunction restraining nnv dipo
sition of the stock involved.
WOMAN'S NATIONAL COUNCIL.
Speeches of Mrs. J. Ellen Foster and
Other Female Leaders of Temieranoe.
Washington Feb 24 The morning
session of the Woman's National Council
was devoted to the consideration ol tbe gun-
era! subject of temperance. Mrs. J. Ellen
Foster president of ihe Non-partisan
National Woman's Christian Temperance
Union said the organization of
which she was the honored president
was formed in Cleveland
January 1889 and this was the first
opportunity she had bad of spenki.ig of it
work aud aims before so distinguished an
audience. Its great central dooi'im was
to'al abstinence f..r th imlividiial and pro-
hibition tor tlie state. The Womeu's Christ-
ian Temperance union had decide! to de-
vote its energies and its iiifluenoK to the
support and encourage mem of par'y which
would best protect. their homes
to one which would had in
the great work of temperance reform.
They were true and noble Christian Tem-
perance women who led and who lollowed
this as the be"t and most practicable plan
for attaining the end to which all Christian
women are striving but guided by the
teachings ..fthe past and the necessaries of
the poor a small minority had been im-
pressed with Ue belief that everv woman
should be free to choose her party alliance
and this gave rise to the non-partisan
union. They belbved tbat an absolute
political body was as much the
right of a woman as that of. a man.
They believed it w-ong to ally themselvea
to any one political party.
Mrs. Mary T. Lubron. representing na a
delegatethe National Woman's Christian ' -
Temperance Union was tbe next speaker.
Drunkenues she said is not the l. rational
evil of the day. The real eril is
the licensing of a vicious traf- .
fio. No drunkard shall inherit eternal
life and we license 3 10000 men to sell away
the chances of others' eternity This ia
made possible by the ballots of he land.
Matilda B. Carsecu of Chicago who has
been a leader in the movement for a wo-
man's temple in that city made a brief ad
dress on the subject of work. Th plan
for the temple is a beautiful.'
one and the building is to cost $1'J"0000.
uaiia nas oeen leased tor a period ol 200
years. A beautiful feature is tho hall .
whence tbe incense of prayer will ri:e every
day to heaven for the suppression of liquor.
Work will commence on the building tbe
last of the summer. Ii is to be completed
by 1802. After other addresses the session
The Mltchell-LaBlancbe Fight.
San Fbanoisoo Feb. 24. The directors of
the California athletic club had a meeting
last night to consider the question of
awarding the victory for Mitchel in the
LaBlanche fight which took plaw at the
club last Friday night After a brief dis-
cussion they decided to nostoone tlie divi
sion until Monday night. Charges are
made tbat tbe fight was sold.
Washington Feb. 24. It does not ap-
pear that there was any substantial onnn-
sition to the confirmation by the sonata
today or Secretary Foster. It was the re-
quest of a western Republican senatoi that
the nomination was yesterday sent to the
finance committee and when it was re-
ported today that the senator who it is
understood was acting originally for the
flhRmit fwnntnr annmna kn K I. A .
- . ...... w i n v. viia 11 C7 11 n II Hi)
objection the confirmation followed with-
San Fbancisco Feb. 24. Gaateoula ad-
vices say President Barrillas has made ar-
rangements to leav the country. He baa
sold his coffee crops for tbe next three
years for a million aud a half dollars be-
sides he has mortgaged the entire estate for
two million and a quarter to a German era-
dicate so in case he is forced to leave the
country the property cannot be touched.
Barrillas said his fear was an outburst of
popular sentiment against his rule and he
wanted to be prepared for flight at any
The Recent Shooting Near Taylor.
Taylob Tex. Feb. 24. Frank Sanls who
was shot by A. S. Willison is expectyd to
recover. The doctors extracted the ball
which entered his back passing throojrti
the lungs close to tbe left shoulder. WiliV
son had a preliminary hearing before court
today and was admitted to bail awaiting
results. Both parties are colored and larm-
ing six miles soath of here on Jack Moote'f
Chicago Ills. Feb. 24. The National
Congress of representatives of American
societies began its session here today with
about sixty members present. The only
business of tne meeting was the appoint-
ment of a committee to draw up a plan of
concerted political action and bubmit it 4a
congress this afternoon. (
Get one of those celebrated Marion
Harland coffee pots aold by I. fc-'toirj
& Co. and always have good coiToe.
IT. S. Gov't Report Aug. 17 xSSj
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