The Taylor County News. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 19, Ed. 1 Friday, July 24, 1885 Page: 2 of 8
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m tatior conrn raws
fcOWKT NKEfr Fb;iken.
The News in Brief.
FERSOXM A20 FQLTTICAI.
Prof. Chaxlxs Kekdaxi of Michigan
City Ind. wat elected President ot Cor-
nell University to succeed. President
Tux Chinese Government recently or-
dered the expulsion of the English trav-
eler Dagleisch from Yarkand. The Gov-
ernor havia; acted hesitatingly la the
execution tff the order has been punished
and Dagleisch haa been forcibly expelled
from Yarkand by the Chinese authorities.
Thc Empress Augusta of Germany of-
fers a prize of 51000 for the best portable
hospital tent for war or epidemic uses.
Competitors are to exhibit the tents at
the Antwerp exhibition.
Represkstativx Barry the leader of
the strike at East Saginaw Mich. has
been arrested for inciting riot.
Jakes G. Wiktersmith doorkeeper of
the National House of Representatives
died at Louisville Ky.
Lord Veknox and Miss Lawrence an
American girl were married at St.
George's Church London on the 14th.
Samuel a Dtck of Meadville Pa. has
been appointed receiver of the New York
Pennsylvania 6 Ohio Railroad.
Louis J.Jennings formerly oditor of
the New York Times will stand for Par-
liament for Stockport Cheshire England.
L. B. Harrison President of tho First
National Bank of Cincinnati has been ap-
pointed Government Director of the
Union Pad Qc Railroad.
Lord Randolph Churchill stated In
tho Commons on the 14th that England
has mado certain pledges of assistance to
the Ameor of Afghanis tan in case he asks
A committee consisting of tho Arch-
bishop of Canterbury the Bishop of Lon-
don Cardinal Manning and Hon. Samuel
Morley will investigate tho Fall Mall Ga-
Secretary Bayard returned to Wash-
ington on the 14th and was at tho State
Department Mrs. Bayard's condition
On the 15th D0I03 Dorrance one of the
oldest pilots on the Mississippi died at Lo
An Irish girl named HannahJPlgott just
landed in Now York louged for green
Holds and her native Ian p so intently that
she became a raving maniac.
Contributions are to bo taken up
among the common peoplo in Canada for
General Howard states that an in-
tensely bitter state of fooling provails at
Salt Lake between Mormons and Gontiles.
He says bloodshed may bo looked for.
Chief Justice Waite of tho United
Sta'es Supremo Court is 'ruralizing in
On tho evening of Wednesday August
JSth Mr. Cyrus W. Field will give a ban-
quet at the Star and Garter Hotel Rich-
mond Eng. to colelirato tho anniversary
of the completion of the first Atlantic
The Communist Gorsuch who was ar-
rested in Cleveland on tho 13th was re-
leased on the 15th on $3000 bail and it is
said he instigated tho attack on that day
which brought on the Gght.
On the 16th Joseph Taylor was hanged
ut Philadelphia Pa. for murder.
Advices received at Cairo Egypt say
the Mahdi is really dead.
Jerome Hill of St. Louis Mo. was
elocted Vice -President of tho National
Representative Holiian's Indian In-
vestigating committoi will recommend
the concentration of tho unsettled Sioux
and Crow tribes in tho Indian Territory
and the purchase of tho Sioux reservation
in Dakota by the Government.
Secretary Lamar is still in receipt of
telegrams from cattlemen in tho Indian
Territory complaining that tho cattle
trails through the Cherokee strip remain
obstructed ami asking for relief.
Secretary Whitney has issued an
order granting employes of tho Navy De-
partment thirty days' leave of absence
with pay during tho year whou their serv
ices can bo spared without interference
with the public business.
The President lias dismissod from tho
service Ensign Jeffreys of tho navy for
appropriating $300 which did not belong
to him in accordance with tho finding of
a court-martial in Now York.
A. T. Smith the expert accountant om-
ploed to examine tho accounts of Treas-
urer Anderson of Hobokon N J. has
found a deficiency of 20tT3. Anderson is
requested to explain at tho next Council
A deckue of divorco has boen granted
tho Marquis Dj Caux from Pa'ti.
Dr. Prime editor of tho New York Ob-
.vnvr was reported on tho 17th to bo at
the point of death at Manchester Vt.
Ex-Sen ator Francis Kerxan declines
to be a Government director of tho Union
General De Courcy will visit Hai-
phong to confer with tho French Generals
The Canadian House of Commons on
tho 17th voted $20000 to General Middle-
ton and thanks to tho rest of the command
for their services In the Northwest
Earl Carnavon will recommend that
tho Government givo all reasonable help
to the Munster Bank.
Mr. Parnell moved in the House of
Commons on tho 17th that tfco General
Government order a special inquiry into
tho Maamtrasna murder case.
W. H. Goddard of Minneapolis Minn.
was discharged on his own recognizance
in a New York court on the 17th where he
was on trial for stealing $15000 from Aus-
tin Corbin In 1373. His good record since
the restitution helped him.
The American Association of Photog-
raphers elected T. Cramer and A. R.
Clark of St. Louis Mo. the Executive
Committee and selected St. Louis as tho
place for holding tho next annual conven-
tion. CRIMES AXU CASUALTIES.
Two cowboys were recently killed by
Indians and stakod to the ground on the
On the 15th tho office and dwelling of
tho American Consul at Nassau N. P.
At Davenport la. on tho 15th T. J.
O'Brien fell from a two-story window and
I; -. . ;
Jonr Braes afcet wmM. kfflW Jam Kt
lr driver of RJcabaU I tUbl1 si th
PitUomrgh (Pa.) Driving Park oa taa
On tk 15th Jospk Palmer was 'kaagvd
at Ciacinaati for murder. Hereafter all
execatioas la Ohio mast take placo t the
Edwako Wctbbrs of th9 Halifax (N.
S.) Custom-house killed his daughter and
himself oa the 15th. He was insane.
AVARMCKnamed J. W. Stoat living
ix miles southeast of Greenfield O. was
shot and instantly killed by Elijah Nevln
a neighbor during- an altercation oa the
At Oakdale. Cal. the night of the 14tht
fire destroyed eight business buildings
with their contents. Loss estimated.
S'AOOO; partially insured. Much excite-
ment prevails as it is believed the fire
was the work of an incendiary.
On the 15th a Mrs. Jones of Buffalo
N. Y. who was with a party of ladies
at Bath Island Niagara fell into the
stream and was carried over tho Ameri -can
At Debusk's ranch twenty miles from
Trinidad Col. on tho afternoon of the
14th twelve out of a herd of eighteen
horses in a pasture were killed by light-
ning. A hail-storm had driven the horses
against a barb-wire fence which con-
ducted the lightning through the herd.
Fibk destroyed the buildings of tho
Philadelphia Rubber Works on the 16th.
On tho lGth two Norwegians wero suf-
focated while digging a well at Pleasant
Valley Wis. and a third came near los-
ing his life in recovering the bodies.
J. N. Lynch of Gibson County Indi-
ana is suspected of poisoning his children
by scattering arsonic on a pio. He can not
On tho lC:h an ir
lumber docks at Bt
checked in its incipie-
Ox the 15th Miss i
andinry firo on tho
City Mich. was
nes Roe John Hed-
den and William Tic
L. L wero accident;
yacht and drowned.
An empty chair c
Rio Grande yards
wrecked on the ltitb
placed on tho rails
Fire dostroyed m
the northeast side o
Covington Ind. ol
loss will reach aboi
a very small amout.
On the 16th the :
Holy Order of Sr. J
milos below Cincin
was totally destroy
030; insurance $3
jurod. Tho buildiu
savings of the Sisti
The town of Hig
nor of Patchoguo
r knocked from a
in the Denver &
Danver CoL was
id the switchmen
namito had been
I causod the acci-
of tho buildings on
e public square at
ICth. Tho total
;000. Insured for
ers' House of tho
1 at Delhi oight
n tho Ohio River
t fire. Loss $75-
No ono was in-
zas tho result of tho
or many years
ro. Dak. has been
y a cyclone
was murdered by
'a. on the 17th.
hn Huffman wore
tho 17th forja mur-
is in 1SG7.
ho Pittsburgh &
mopla Pa. on tho
wero seriously in-
recked. rdered his siater-
suicido by cutting
n la. on tho 17th.
r his wife.
10 attempted to
Y in Chicago was
ad a young lady
z and the wifo of
1 in a field noar
nto an open draw
rer on tho Phila-
tlroad on tho 17th
ineer and fireman.
etivo Tariff Leaguo
t New York
tiarcholdors of tho
barged by tho To-
Tj $21W0O00 out of
;aving invested in
out $18000000 of
all tho capital.
Railroad has de-
.nnual dividend of
in cash on Sep-
Jiolders as regis-
tho transfer books
aks close August
r of now coses of
Spain was l6tS;
completely wiped c"
tramps at Union Cir
Samuel Alikk an
arrested in Kansas
der committed in K
In a collision o
Western Road at J
17th two t.raken.
jured and throo car
in-law and commi
his own throat at
Ho mistook his vie
poison her sister's '
let off with one ye
Three young m
were drowned at
Province of Quebi
A man named Mt
Jean Lopez were f
Davisville Cal. or
murder and suicide
An engine plunj
acrpss tho ltahwa;
delphia & Reading
badly injuring the .
The American Prc
has boen incorporate
TnE Diroctors an
Canadian Pacific a
ronto Globe with t&
the company's funr
all their works on.
tho price thoy paid
The Illinois Cea
clared tho usual so
four per cont. pn
tembor 1st to tho
tered at tho closing
August 11th. Th
11th and open Sopt
On the 14tb tho l
cholera in the who'
the number of doat
The Now York I
that State by tho
ways. Of this 1
carried 72.125.MJ; c
of Railroad Com-
i for tho year 1S84
ere transported in
dus kinds of rail-
r the horse roads
1111 surface road
ted roads carriod
Owing to recent
'iopmonts the reln-
tious between En.. '.d
nnd Russia aro
growing critical agr
Spun is threaten vith a general Re-
publican uprising veral arrests havo
Loon made and a quantity of arms seized.
Tub Tall Mall Gazette continues to lur-
nish evidence in support of its exposition
of vice in London.
A terrible faiuir
mating tho populat
and other Soudan'
from the intense 1
among them is 0
enteric disoases be
At Toronto Ont
mission of Chinese
The Russian au
vestigate the recoo
officials of a Britis'
As a tost case a
in Chicago for h&
"3 said to bo deci-
itioued at Suakim
ports are sufforing
and tho mortality
ibel as frightful
the 16th a public
nst the further ad-
Canada. (ties promise to in-
)gglng by Russian
sboy was arrested
a reprint of the
closures. He was
ting dbscene liter
Pail Mall Ga:
fined $100 for
ature and the Juug'e suspended the fine.
On the 16th the F r
the Tien Tsin treat
budget except twe
for further discuss
Two members o
Guadiana have ai
lost nothing by tho
On tho 15th there
of cholera and OGt
ease in Spain. It
cholera exists ol.
'.ch Senate ratified
Tho Chamber of
the clauses of the
rhlch are reserved
saved from the
in London. They
;o 1.49C new cases
ths from tho dis -
aow admittod that
the provinces of
Albacite and Nav
In tho Second Comptroller's Offico of the
Treasury five clerks whose salaries
rangod from $1S00 to $1200 wore dis-
charged on tho 16th to reduce the force.
topped a Social proJci to rataads for
Socialist caadidates la Preach ateotioas.
Tax ITaral Advisory Board? report oa
the coastraction'of the Dolphin which
was reeeatlj submitted to the Secretary
of the Ifavy as givin.7 the staUment of
the Board la the controversy over that
vessel is a Tolumlmvus document and al-
most entirely ef a technical nature. It
argp.es that the -catsel is possessed of the
necessary strerrtk and says the design-
ers alone are caaponsible for her speed
On the 16tb the Washington Post build-
ing was bussed oat iavolving in the gen-
eral destrmction the National JlcpuMiean
the Evening Critic and the Sunday Qazcltt
all of whose plants of machinery and ma -terial
A report from St. Petersburg says that
Russia counts on the assistance of Franco
in case of a contest with England.
For the months of March April May
and Jane the receipts of the Patent OiScs
were $ii0723: for tho same period in 13S4
The lumber mills at East Ssginaw
Mich. are shutting down for tho s ason.
Turkey Is strengthening the del mses of
Work has been resumed in t' o fish-
plate mill at tho IJayviow works Milwau-
China will soon accredit an ambassador
The ham-sewers In Armour's packing-
house at Chicago struck on tho 17th for
Further discoveries havo bean mado in
the Ch nese traffic in girl babies in San
Russia has ordered tho format'on of a
fortified camp noar the capital of tho
Province of Graduo.
Preparations havo been made to sup-
press any revolt by tho Mormons In Utah
on Pioneer Day.
A conference of tho English Empire
Defense League was held at tho Mansion-
house London on tho 17th.
TnE iron mills at Cleveland O. have
been indefinitely closed or until tho mou
aro willing to roturn to work.
Commercial treaty negotiations havo
been resumed between the United States
TnE wires of the Bankors' and Mer-
chants' Telegraph Company seized by tho
Western Union havo been restored.
TnE Southern Illinois Volunteers' Asso-
ciation will hold their encampment at
Centralia on the 8th 9th and 10th of Sop-
tember. Fkars are entertained that tho failure
of the Munster Bank at Dublin will involvo
Five families comprising oighteen per-
sons who arrivod in Now York on the
17th on the steamer Main from Bremen
wore sent back as paupers. Neither fain-
i'y had inoro than 2 in money.
The English Government will do its lst
to obtain an early issue of the :j45'X)0000
There wero eight deaths from tho heat
in Hudson Couut3" N. J. on tho 17th. Five
of tho victims were ohildren.
The American Gymnastic Socioty en-
tered tho city of Dresdon Saxony on tho
17th and was accorded a popular ovation.
Tno procession which escorted tho society
into tho city boro at its head an American
There were 1629 now cases of cholern
and 672 doaths from tho disease reported
from all points in Spain on tho 17th. It is
stated that every ono of forty -seven nuns
who wore inoculated by Dr. Ferran hns
Binco died of cholora.
The peoplo of Winnipeg celobrated tho
return of the troops by e grand torchlight
procession and a display of fireworks on
the night of tho 17th. Many thousands
including tho military took part in tho
procession. Tho streets wore thronged
The shareholders' oommittoo of tho
Munster Bank havo approved a proposal
to borrow monoy in England to liquidate
the bank's indebtedness.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Dr. Irenaeus Ppime died at Manclu-s-ter
Vt. on tho ISth.
Philadelphia received and -nttrtained
the Mexican editors on the ISth.
Cholera continues to rage with una-
bated virulence in Spain.
The Western Union telogrnph ofiice at
Philadolpeia Pa. was gutted by tiro on
Pauls ail vices say that the Russians arc
determined ou seizing HernL
Mrs. Emma GaL'.m was uu: tiered by
her husband at Jersey Citv N. J. on the
The Oitawa Senate has passed theauti-
t-uineso restriction bill without amend-
ment. Ennls (Ireland) shareholders of thc
iluuster Bank have come to its assistance
with a call of 3)s. per share.
The troops defending tho Kansas bor-
der are prepared to make short work ol
The Mormons aro indignant because the
troops in Utah were not sent to the Indian
Thirty thousand Rusinu Polos of
whom 4 030 are Jews have been ordered to
leave Eastern Prussia.
Tie Senate Territorial Committor will
report against tho admission of New Mex-
ico as a State.
Suits for injuries rec?ived by tho nat-
ural gns explosions in Pittsburgh Pa.
last spring havo lteen begun.
The Ameer of Afghanistan has issued n
proclamation announcing the recoipt by
him of the decoration of tho Star of In-
dia. M. M. Baker of Hamburg la. desert-
ed his wife and five children and eloped
with Mrs. Townsend.
A French aeronaut who mado an as-
cension on tho 14tb inst. on the French
coast is thought to be drowned.
Bonds of the Chicago & Northwestern
Railroad to tho amount of 4. 115000 havo
been listed by tho New York Stock Ex-
change. The Frcmian's Journa? Dublin is
elated over what it calls concessions to
Ireland by tho new British Government.
The report that tbo German Crown
Prince and his wife were not invited to
Princess Beatrice's weddiug is untrue.
They are her special guoats.
George Murphy engineer was killed
and several passengers slightly injured
by an accident on the West Jersoy Road
on the ISth.
Baron de Staal had a conference with
members of the English Cabinet on tho
IStli on the Afghan question at which Sir '
. T 1 - - - I
.reier luiwucus special cour.vr was
Louis ReaUme the insnno man who
took possession of a Wabash train and
kilted a policeman at Chicago has teen
turned over to his friends.
Two small sons of Mr. Has Beardon wer
drowned a few days ago while bathing in
Noble's mill pond seven miles from Doug-
isssville Ga. The smaller boy bocams
strangled and both were drowned while
the larger boy was endeavoring to save
Harrison Brown a well-known colored
hackman was murdered in Macon Ga. a
few nights ago and his body placed on a
railroad track in the suburbs of the city
where it was found horribly mangled.
Three negroes havo been arrestod on sus-
picion. As a result of religious excitement pre-
valent at Carnesville Ga. J. T. Han-
cock has been seized with queer lunacy.
He imagines that he Is John the Baptist
just beheaded by Herod and is clamoring
for the return of his head. He has been
ordered to the lunatic asylum.
As a substitute for thc lash in subduing
refractory convicts in South Carol 111
they now fasten a pair of shackles to the
culprit's ankles lay him on his back ami
hoist bis feet up about tureo feet. It is
said to bo very effective; it certainly is
Tho fate of United States Deputy Mar-
shal W. L Miller who was on an expedi-
tion among the Tennosseo moonshiners
and who has not been heard from is ex-
citing grave apprehension in Nashville.
James Hughes a pioneer in the Cum-
berland River stenmbjnt trado died in
Nashville IVnn. a few days ago. He ran
abcut twenty steamers for thirty years
ami leaves a great deal of valuable prop-
erty. Illicit distilling is 0:1 the increase in
Tennessee and the immeusn corn crop is
expected to raise the number of m on-
sh no distilleries thero to about a thou-
sand. Young bloods of the town of Will's
Point Tex. recently made an Italian
shoemaker and his wife lliove th-y wto
to be murdered. The fright of tho two
people was very amusing to the jokers
until to es capo the threatened fate both
man and woman drowned themselves in
A few nights ago Mr. Waring of Kings-
ton Ga. found a negro burglar Dennis
Johnson in his roini rilling his pockets.
Seizing tho burglar Mr Waring attempt -od
to hold him but the wretch resorted to
n revolver shooting Waring fatally
jumped out of the window ami escaped.
Tiio murden-r was sul s qently nrn ed.
Mr. Benjamin Rici of Cobb C unity
G orgia has a mare which was ridilon
through the late war by M.ijor Dodson of
tho First Confederate RegiuiiiiL The
marc is now twenty-eight years old and
ss doing service every day.
Texas this year npportionel .r-.'I(0:)
!o the school children wi:hin thogsof
?igh and sixteen.
The Virginia Republicans nominated
John S. Wise lor Governor.
Jaiuos Hnyd ami Charles Great house of
Oweuslwro Ky. quaxre'ed a few days
ago ntout 11 dollar. They met in Muhleu-
burg County and fought with a knife and
pistol. Boyd was dangerously stabbed
several tim- and Great h uise was seri-
ously shot in the right shoulder.
Edward Fnrris a wh.te loy aued nine
anil Arnold Daniel colored aged seven
got into a quarrel at Atlanta Gn.t a few
days ngoduring which the whiujboy hit
the negro with a rock mil cting a lru;s.
Daniel drew from his p cket 11 huge knife
sucn as is usd to prune fruit trees and
stabbed Farris indicting it wound that
will probably prove fatal.
Mrs. Mary Macatee wife of 11 monn
shiner in Bell County Kentucky grew
jealous of the attention her husband paid
to n neighbor Mrs. Alice No". The tw
quarreled nnd the Macateo woinau
seized an nxe and hacked her rival to
Mrs. George Anderson was found n few
duys ago lying senseless in an alley noar
her home in Atlanta Ga. with a ter-rihle-gash
in her forohead lnr skull fract-
ured and a wound under h -r left eye
which nenrly cut the ball from its socket.
Tho wounds were indicted by the wom-
an's husband who hns fled.
A man named Woo Is who had bv n
convicted of horse stealing by a wealthy
farmer named Samu?l Williams. living
about two miles from Chattauooga. Tenn.
fired his barn a few nights ago o it of re-
venge and two horses three wagons and
$T00 worth of hay were cmsumed. Woods
stole a lino horse from the barn nnd es-
caped. He also stole a pony front n
neighboring farm nnd placed .t in the
stable and it was burned to death.
A man named Francis was found i:i Ber-
tie County N. C a few days ago with
his throat cut clean across. A raz ir was
found under his bod v. At first it was sup-
posed he had cinmitted suicide. A c l-
ored oye-w.tness however reported that
the crime w.-s onimitted by Nwman a
whito man who h-nl arcus I Francis oi
circulating fnls- rep' rts alir him.
Ji'in-'s li. WinterMiuth Do rkt oper ot
the National House of Representative
died at the residence of hi.s parents 11
Louisville Ky. a few davs a-o. after 11
painful illness aged thirty-jix year.--.
Mr. Wintersmith was native of K n-
tuikv though vlerte I from lexis and
was one of tho mo-t popular ctlb t r.s in the
At a meeting held in Birmmghim Ala.
afew days ago of delegates irom various
bodies of ii'in rs near Birmingham an or-
ganized movement was inaugurated
against convict labor. A State org;.n za-
tun is to be effected.
Hon. Emory Speer for several yer.rs
one of the Board of Trustees of the Uni-
versity of Georgia of which he was a
graduate was dropped from the roll at a
recent meeting of tho nlrurii and the
name of Hon. C. P. McCord substituted.
The safe of Father Th-ion of the Corsi-
cann (Tex.) Cathilic C.turch and who
also has charge of the diocese was bur-
glarized a few nigh's ago ami $JXi stolen
which belonged to the church at Ennls
and was j laced in his saf" over night
preparatory to Lng carried tv Eanis the
Another Exposition 'this fall.
The Southern cattle fever has made Its
appearance In the herd of J. H. Wdson of
Haywood County. Tenn. Mr. Wilson car-
ried to his farm cattle bought in Missis-
sippi Jwhich transmitted disease to hii
native cattle. Eight head had died and
several others were sick.
George Johnson nnd William S!iukr.
while returning to their homes in Metculi
County Ky.. a few days ago were fired
upon frjm ambush by Wm. C!vmT am!
Wm. Stoke-. Slinker w.s fata.ly w nnd-
ol and Johnson received serious i- juries.
The shoot ng ?rew out of a previous d.ili-
culty. "Utopia" is a new Pos'.-otliee in New-
Lurv County South Carolina.
THE TRAIL TROUBLES.
The Conflict of Interests KetwejB the Tex-
as Cattle Men aad TheurBrotieaJarther
North The Attempt or Mie Latter to
Kep thc Public Trails C4oed Resulting
In Setiotu Lom to tho Trjxans.
St Louis Mo. Jalv 17. Thc dispute
between thc holders fi lands in th neu-
tral strip district t! Indian Territory and
the cattlemen of Northern Texas over
thc right of way through the neutral
strip has assumed a new phase and un-
less the neutral strip men withdraw their
oppositiou to the use of the trail adopted
by the Dallas convention held in Texas
several months ago the Textus threaten
to make a personal matter of the flght
Mr. A. Is. Mercer editor of the Xorth-
tccstrrn Lire Stock Journal at Cheycriue
Wyoming who passed through the city
en route for Washington speaking on
the subject at the St. James Hotel said:
"Tin: nioiiT ok w.w
through the Cherokee strip is not the
question at present The trail through
it leads directly into Kansas through
which State Texas cattle cau not pass
owing to tbe laws passed by the last
Kansas Legislature and the trail is prac-
tically worthless. What thc Texas men
want Is the trail through the neutral
strip which is public domain. That
leads Into Colorado. Oaee in that State
they can get nortii or east as they de-
sire. The Secretary of State Attorney-
General and Commissioner of Agricul-
ture have been furnished the lacts iu
the matter and are thoroughly conver-
sant with all of the details."
The followinii telegram was sent from
Texas to Commissioner Colmanat Wash-
"The trail.- sought to h travele 1 by the
Texan drover- ure well e?t:ititi-hud lv u-e
and comition consent. The trail arreed up-
on iy tlie Iialla-i inertin-f i the only
practicable one to Colora lo Great lit-
jui ie; aii'l Injury has been done the live
stock intere-t ot our t:ite by the stoppage
of the eat tie. There !- no doulit ai the faet
n bitfi by iJ.ivernor Ireland aiul Con-
gressman tviyer- -erret..ry Lamar's coarse
!. huiitv commended by all a.- an act ot
-IgnetlJ .lollVN". MI"iiiV
President Texas Live stock A.--.oclation.
On the 11th inst. Messrs. W. A. Towers
ami .Thomas A. Lee signing thcm-clvus
:in representatives of Colorado Kansas
Northern Texas Missouri and Indian
Territory Cattle Growers and Live Stock
Association telegraphed their version of
the illilieulty to Secretary Lamar to the
effect that the right of trail through the
neutral strip be denied the Texans.
Subsequent investigation develops that
Towers and Lee are Interested In thc cat-
tle business in the neutral strip terri-
tory and while they may represent the
Kansas and Indian Territory associa-
tions since the stand they take in their
telegram is identical witn the Interests
of those States they do not represent
nor voice the sentiments of Colorado.
Texas and Missouri associations. This
discovery is the new phase referred to
above and will doubtless be urged agatn-t
them by tin- Texans as ground for disre-
garding their statements. It is claimed
thai the "Northern Texas Live Stuck As-
sociation" dncouolccitt and that should
the men belong to the
coi.)i:.vii .m Mis.-orr.l associa 1 io.vs
the;- were not authorized by them to
make :mv statement to the Secretary as
coming from them. At a meeting of the
Colorado Association at Denver a ieso-
luiion was unanimously adopted expres-
sive of the sense of that Association that
owners of healthy rattle had the right to
. T-. - t ll. l - ltl .
urive wiem over piniisc iiomaiu. aius
resolution is in diieet opposition to the
position taken by Towers and Lee in ob
structing the drive through tlie neutral
strip. All of rtic Texas cattle associa-
tions had representatives at the Dallas
meeting and concurred in the adoption of
what is known as the Dallas trail which
traverses thc neutral strip and leads into
Colorado and it is safe to assume that
Towers and Lee have been selected
by them to rescind their action
in the matter and undo all of their
work at that meeting. .Messrs. Hunter
and Evans and a large majority of the
cattlemen of this State are in sympathy
with the action of the Dallas Convention
and no one has been auttiori.jd by them
to represent to the contrarv. The law
prohibiting the passage of Texas cattle
with certain restrictions through Kan-
sas it is alleged was passed through the
intliieiice of Kan vis and Cherokee and
neutral strip cattlemen for the purpose
of injuring the cattle interests of Texas
and bcueUting their own. The repre-
sentations continied iu the Towers-Lee
telegram that tho Tevis cattle are in-
fected are denied iu a letter to Commis-
sioner C0I111.111 from lion. Joseph M.
WiiSon Treasurer of the ' olorado Cattle
Grower' .-i)''i.uwii and Director ol
the German National Bank of Denver
v. ho s:ia thai Towvisand Lee are seek-
ing to .fop catt.- from Crockett Ed-
wards Nnati and M:tc .ell Counties in
Texas wiiich an- perfectly healthy. John
N. Lyttle a member of the Executive
Committee of the National Cattle and
Horse Growers' ssoeation iias tele-
graphed saying th .t the cattle are healthy
and a-kiug that an inspector be sent to
Texas lo establish the fact. Dr. George
.1. Faville veteriiiinan of thc Colorado
State Sanitary Board examined the cattle
and issued bills o: health for them.
Towers and Lee state that tin-re is no
objection to Texas cattle being driven
over '.he old trul which leads into Kan-
sas. Kansas being iinp.isviblc however
the old trail is theieiore useless to the
Texans. Their t xprrssed desire to leave
the question of the tight of passage over
the neutnal strip to the courts for deci-
sion is objected to by the Texans for the
reason that the time which won d be oc-
cupied iu its adjudication would inter-
fere seriously with their business and
prevent tin; driving of their cattle until
too late to reach Northern ranges this
seasou. The Texans claim to have
stiff-red a loss already by depreciation In
values of their stock to thc extent of
840 000000 and a speedy solution of the
ditlieuUy Is asked for. The land occu-
pied by the Neutral Strip Association is
public domain and they say that no one
has a right to obstruct its passage.
Thc above fucts have been placed be-
fore Commissioner Colnun and Secre
tary Lamar and it is thought they will
aid materially in bringing about a settle-
ment and have considerable weight in
favor of the Texans.
A Mother' Itfinie Hurncd.
Cincinnati O. July 17. The
Joseph's Mothers' Home a magnificent
structure located at Delhi six miles from
the city was entirely destroyed by nrea
an early hour last night. Uue of the Sis-
ters gave the alarm and all managed tc
escape fiom the burning uuildiug with-
out injury and took refuge in a farm-
house near by. There wvrc fifty-six bis-
ters in different parts cf the home when
the lire was discovered. The convent
was a four-story stone building and
originally cot 73000. Thc loss will b
luilj $100000; insured for 23000.
WHICH WILL r isE?
Shall "White-Winged ?Peaoe or
Grim-Visaged "War Hold Sway?
Tho Diplomat Pretending Peace While
Actively Preparing for War The Gen-
erals In the Field Anticipating the
Kventaal Outcoiiii; GlmHtone.
London July 19. The serious infor-
mation brought by. ths important dis
patches read at yesterday's Cabinet
Council must ' " "" -'r ' XT" x' s
thc dog. S .j. ar.a we oiers are
the dog; thr .'uerals at the front the
tall. Cab'ncts uiscuss secret propos tls
and uncontrolable military agents re-
spond with movements making war al-
most unvoidable. It is announced from
thc capitals that delimitation negotiation s
are proceeding smocthly and Hearing a
satisfactory termiminatlon and almost
the same hour news reaches us from the
front that a coup de main in Herat Is
Immineut and that the Rritiali commis-
sion in fullllhnent of their peaceful mis- .
sion enthusiastically advance to meet
their Russian colleagues by hastily retir-
ing on Herat and at the instance ot the
Ameer assuming supervision of de-
fensive preparations. The retro-
grading officers proclaim thc stategic
movement to the rear to have
been caused bv the extraordinary pa-
cific aspect of everything at the front
and the Anrer allays the deep feeling of
sttisfactlon aroused by the intensely
amicable situation by declaring to his
people that the liritish Indian Ai y will
come to his assistance as soon as
creasing friendly forward move
the Russians renders such a pt
cvitable. Renewed assurances
robed peace come from the
press of St. Petersburg ami frt
don 0flici.1l sources we learn that
regiments are hastening from
camps to reinforce Herat and
positions commanding that stre
and that Russian columns at lVnj
the East ami Ak Robat In the We
grown into nTinies lapping ov
mountain passes and roads Icadi--Afghanistan
AKMivt; Kim im:ck.
In further proof of the pre
peaceful outlook we Hud tha
Churchill's advent at the India oh the
Simla authorities have vigorou ly re-
sumed the supply of rifles ammunition
war stores and bullion to the Atnee". and
that M. DcGIers' energetic efforts to
avoid bloodshed are developing in the
direction of extensive levies of I5ok-
haran and Turcoman tribes nnd the
transformation of the. raw material into
drilled and armed Russian irregulars. It
has also transpired that Irom Merv the
Russian advanced supply came to the
Foiitherniost Russian port of observation
in the tribut-irv Afghan territory. line
as the crow flies of 17." miles 01 and
from the Caspian Sea terminus of new
Askabad Railroad to Ak Robat . rate
chains of communication are at 1 .0111-
pleted along whic'i troops arc ving
forward effecting concentration a. ints
where armies of invasiou are cob cting
men and material for the anticipated
coup tie main on Herat.
The protracted interviews which llaron
de Staal the Russian Ambassador had
with tne Marquis of Salisbury yesterday
both before and after the Cabiuet council
were intended to allay the fears expressed
iu the London newspapers that Russia
was making another forward movem nt
in Afghanistan. He explained the recent
.movements of the Russian troops on th-
Afghan fro'ntier and it Is understood that
he conveyed to the Premier the personal
assurance of the Czar that there was no
intention of seizing Herat or any other
strategic point pending thc negotiation
for the pacific settlement of thc matter in
dispute in relation to thc frontier.
wn.i. hack Tin: ami:i:k.
What is Salisbury going to do Mjout
It? Thc generally accepted opl' x in
that Abdurrahman will be loya and
energetically backed up in the de jeof
Herat and subsequent military er"t-
tions. Thc Russian preparation: have
suddenly assumed proportions i icom-
prehcnsible on the theory of negotiations
in good faith "with a peac-ful end serious-
ly in view. It is evident that the resolve
is to establish Russian supr-Mutey
throughout Central Asia up to the very
doors of Rritish India 'I he distance of
prospective operations lroni the IJutlsh
base iu India and the uncertain temper
of Afghan tribes rend-r thc immediate
employment of English or Indian regu-
lars ddhVnlt hence the Cab.net had un-
der -consideration yesterdav a scheme
submitted bv the In.Iian Government
for tin formation of a special Afgiian ar-
my in two divi-iou.s 50000 strong com-
manded by British and native Indian of-
ficers and consisting largely of picked
troops from the armies of ' so c die l
independent Stites the prinee... of ivaioh
have volunteered their services an I ar-:
to a man eacr for military distinction
itndi r British control A force so con-
stituted would be a welcome ally should
the Afghans single-handed tail to thrust
back thc tide of Russian invasion. In
the event of tJ.e Russians driving the al-
lied forces before them and following up
their advantages to within safe stnki g
distance from British territory th- Bru-
isr Indian army will be . called into ac-
ticn. Thc Indian Government con-
junction with the home miuisti 1 in
thi mean u- rapidly proccediL vith
prcparati. for an immediate 01 reafc
of ho till'
als are delighted at the an-
that Mr. Gladstone has de-
c the stump In thc interest of
ring the approaching cam-
Gladstone had beeu admon-
physicians that it would be
nadvisahle for him to undcr-
ting and fatiguing work in-
e eleotious. but the grand
not to be dissuaded even at
.umioent danger to his life.
ished by 1
:i good 1
larried couples otTon their
s have in times pat devised
able schemes to conceal
travelers how recent their
as. but none that we ever
Killed in imenttvi: genius
air from Somerville who
th reu-y ear-old boy from a
t:ikc along with tiiein to
ion. oiicrtt. it Vouftinl.
)ttt I." pounds of -sacli bvftt
fur canning- "hei' to ppj-
pOtlllds of IMfteil bet;f
r.ms. would rc'tuire i.'O.uO'i
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