The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 56, No. 95, Ed. 1 Sunday, June 27, 1897 Page: 3 of 24
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THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, SUNDAY, JUNE 27, *L897.
A SERIOI S ACCIDENT THAT BEFELL.
W. H. BELL, WHO WENT TO
MEET llIS WIFE.
I HUB SAVED IIS UFE
Tlie Galveston Union Depot Company
Granted u Charter—Printing"
Austin, Tex., June 26.—Mr. W. H. Bell,
a prominent merchant of this city, met
with an accident this morning' which nearly
cost him his life, and may yet prove very
serious. He went to the depot to meet his
wife, who was on the early morning train,
returning from Nashville. Just as the train
was puMirag into the depot and while it was
yet in motion, Mr. BeM attempted to board
the sleeper. In some way he made a mis-
step an'd was thrown violently to the
ground, his head striking the oil box of
the trucks and rendering him unconscious.
His body roiled under the car between the
front and rear trucks, but fortunately En-
gineer Jack Green, who was pulling the
train, happened to look back just at that
time, and seeing a commotion, applied the
air brakes and brought the train to a
standstill before the rear wheels reached
Mr. Belll's body. Mr. Bell was immediately
pujled from under the car by bystanders
and taken to his home, where he remained
unconscious for some time. He was badly
injured about the head and neck, but at a
late hour this evening he is resting easily
and the attending physicians are hopeful
of his recovery.
Mr. Lockett'H Announcement.
Austin, Tex., June 26.—Ex-Assistant At-
torney General R. H. Lockett had the fol-
lowing to say to The News reporter to-day
in regard to his candidacy for attorney
"I shall be a candidate for attorney gen-
eral of Texas on the democratic ticket be-
fore the next convention and shall try and
visit every section of the state when the
campaign properly opens. 1 realize that,
for a poor man. like myself, this will be a
big undertaking, but 1 shall husband the
fruits of my practice and hope to be able
to make a thorough can.vass; should I find
that I am unable on account of the lack
of finances to visit each section of the
state, my friends will be asked to repre-
sent me and to take care of my interests.
"I do not know who my opponent will be,
but whoever the successful candidate is,
I hope he will not consider his nomination
as a demand from the people that he be-
come a candidate for governor. I think
that the governor should be chosen from
the people and that no official position
should be a prerequisite to the holding of
the most exalted office in the land; it
(should be within the reach of every worthy
citizen. It has so happened that the two
last governors reached that place by way
of the attorney general's office, but they
were the logical candidates, and they have
proven themselves in every way worthy
the trust reposed in them, and i consider
them great and patriotic men.
"They, doubtless, had no design upon the
gubernatorial chair when they began their
initial campaign for attorney general, and
they were selected by the people rather
than by their own designing. For fear that
the rule will become fixed and established,
or so regarded, 1 think that now is an op-
portune time to let it be known that any
citizen in any of the walks of life can with
hope aspire to be governor without going
a route that can be traveled by men of one
"The people assembled in convention, di-
rected by the known wishes of the masses,
make the party platform, and upon this it
is the duty of each successful candidate ac-
cepting the nomination to stand; but fair-
ness and honesty suggest that each candi-
date announce his own individual views to
the people prior to the convention in order
to determine if his heart> and his mouth are
"Whatever else I may advocate, I shall
stand up for the tenets of party faith and
demand that these be administered upon
principles as broad as the party Itself. I
am now. and have always been, opposed to
the conciliatory methods adopted by many
of our conventions and legislative bodies in
Introducing and sometimes passing meas-
ures confessedly bad, but for the apparent
and even expressed purpose of securing
votes from the opposition holding contrary
views of government unon the most vital
points at interest.
"I contend that one side or the other is
right and that the party in power should
have a full and ample test, and if it proves
to be wrong and Its principles failures, let
it go down In defeat to be succeeded by
different ideas of government till the cor-
^ rect ones are established."
Printing- Contruet Awarded.
Austin, Tex., June 26.—At a meeting of
the state printing board to-day bids for
the printing of missing court reports were
opened, and they were much more satis-
factory than the first lot of bids, being in
good form and enabling the board to make
advantageous contracts, better by fur than
if any of the first lot of bids had been ac-
cepted or if the Gammel bill had become a
law. The contract will be let Monday and
within forty days thereafter the lawyers
of the state will be able to obtain the miss-
ing volumes. The entire contract is to be
finished within a year.
GalveMtou Depot Company.
Austin, Tex., June 26.—The charter of the
Union passenger depot company of Galves-
ton was filed to-day. Capital stock, $200,000.
Purpose, to build and maintain a union
depot at Galveston, to construct lines of
railway in said city not more than three
miles from said depot, to enable other roads
to run to the depot. It shall be in its power
to rent offices to express companies and
others in said building. Directors: George
fiealy, L. J. Polk, C. F. Hessequie, F. M.
Gilbough, J. W. Terry, all of Galveston.
Tax Collectors* Settlement.
Austin, Tex., June 26.—Mr. Sam Butler,
deputy tax collector of Tarrant county, was
In the city to-day to make annual settle-
ment with the comptroller for the tax col-
lections in his county for the past year.
Mr. Butler was complimented for the high-
ly satisfactory manner in which the busi-
ness of the collector's oftiee of his county
was conducted. Total collections for the
year, ad valorem, $81,698; occupation, $27,575.
Sam Houston Appointments*.
Austin, Tex., June 26.—The state board of
education at its meeting to-day agreed to
allow a number of appointments to scholar-
ships in the Sam Houston normal, as fol-
Members of the board of education and
Etute superintendent of instruction, nine
each; to the lieutenant governor, six; mem-
bers of the legislature, two each.
Back From Nashville.
Austin, Tex., June 26.—The remnant of
the legislative excursion party to Nash-
ville reached here this afternoon, most of
the members having separated and gone
liome by different routes. All report hav-
ing a great time.
Austin, Tex., June 26.—Chartered: Port
lArthur abstract company of Jefferson
county. No capital stock. Incorporators:
Jj. L. Emery and W. W. Miller of Beaumont,
and S. A. Emery of Marshalltown.
Austin, Tex,, June 26.—Attorney General
Crane has returned from a trip to Cleburne.
Judge R. Y. King of Belton is here on
business with the departments. ,
The attaches of the railroad commission
ere gratified at Judge Stedman's appoint-
ment as general attorney of the Internation-
al and Great Northern.
State Elocutionists' Election.
Dallas, Tex., June 28.—The state associa-
tion of elocutionists elected the following
officers for the ensuing year to-day: Presi-
dent. P. B. H. Shearer of Denison; vice
president*, H. L. Plner of Sherman, Miss
THE DINGLEY BILL,
The passage of this famous tariff bill will
affect so slightly the price of the ingredi-
ents of the well known catarrh remedy Pe-
ru-na that it will continue to retail at $1
per bottle. This means much to the numer-
ous families who have come to rely on this
standard household remedy. Catarrh is
nearly universal in this country. Almost
every one has it more or less. Had the
duties on imported drugs been considerably
increased the price of Pe-ru-na would have
been, necessarily, raised. Owing to the im-
mense demand for this remedy this would
have been almost a national calamity.
Dr. Hartman's free treatment for women
continues to attract a multitude of appli-
cants for treatment. Send name, symptoms,
duration of treatment already received, and
the doctor will send directions at once free
of charge. Send for free book to The Pe-
ru-na Drug Manufacturing Company, Co-
....For This Week
All Neckwear, Underwear and
Hosiery Strictly AT COST.
<^'. Stlf'c! (/(!.
Sudie Mindsey of Denison and Miss Mollie
Jackson of Greenville; recording secretary,
Miss Lula Wemple of Temple; correspond-
ing secretary, Miss Carrie M. Crockett of
Waco: treasurer, Miss 10la Spears of Dal-
las. Greenville was selected as the place
of next meeting, in June, 1898.
THOSE UNFILED STATEMENTS,
Galveston, June 26.—To The News: I
have waited patiently for some one more
competent than myself to take issue with
City Attorney Smith on his construction
of the charter amendment which provides
that the mayor and aldermen shall tile
with, the city clerk a sworn itemized state-
ment of their campaign expenses before
entering upon their respective duties. I am
not unmindful of the fact that I am taking
high ground in calling into question the
soundness of a legal opinion emanating
from one who fills an exalted position by
reason of his eminent fitness, and I am
almost tempted to abandon my self-im-
posed task when 1 reflect that the subject
under consideration is supposed to have re-
ceived his most earnest attention, but I
am so firmly Impressed with, the belief
that his position is untenable that 1 am
constrained to condemn it.
The mayor and present board of alder-
men failed to comply with the provisions
of ihe said amendment, and the city at-
torney was called upon for an opinion in
regard to the matter. The particular sub-
ject upon whieh light was needed reads as
"Any person who shall be elected to the
office of mayor or alderman shall, before
entering upon the duties of his ofiice. tile
with the eity clerk an itemized statement
of iiis election expenses, under oath, and
if it be found that he, or any supporter or
campaign committee, with his knowledge,
has spent, loaned or given any money or
other thing of value for the purpose of in-
fluencing voters, then the ofiice to which
he has been elected shall be declared va-
cant and a new election held to fill the va-
Instead of predicating his opinion upon
the above, as he was requested to do, the
city attorney called Into requisition the
oath prescribed by the state constitution
for state officers, claiming that it covered
the case, but whieh, to the average lay-
man, is entirely foreign to the subject.
The information desired was whether the
newly elected city officials were competent
to serve without complying with the re-
quirements set forth In the amendment.
The constitutionality of the amendment
had not been questioned, and hence I fail
to understand why the city attorney should
ignore it in formulating an opinion upon a
matter which was exclusively within its
if 1 understand the amendment rightly,
the new members composing the present
council have failed to qualify, and the city
is therefore without a legal legislative
body, the six old aldermen being eligible
only by virtue of holding over, but as it
takes "nine to constitute a quorum they
are powerless to transact business. The
behests of the amendment are specific and
mandators'. The injunction that every "al-
derman shall, before entering upon the du-
ties of his office, file with th.e city clerk,"
etc.. is so plain that "he who runs may
read;" too plain, in fact, for its meaning
to he distorted even by a legal technicality.
If an alderman has the authority to re-
fuse to file an itemized statement of cam-
paign expenses with the eity clerk, how is
ft to be determined that he has not re-
sorted to fraudulent methods to secure his
election? The amendment says the state-
ment shall "be filed before he enters upon
the duties of his office," and from this it
is to be inferred that if he fails to do so he
is not qualified to serve and his office is
therefore vacant. If this interpretation be
correct, then every act passed by the so-
called "new" council is invalid, and the
lately retired aldermen will have to be
calle'd into service to relieve the city of its
If an error has been committed it would
be well to correct it before the eity be-
comes involved in interminable litigation,
and to bring about this consummation is
my sole reason for having trespassed upon
your time and space. S. A. DltAKK
(News Business and Circulator's Head-
quarters, at J. P. Armstrong's News Stand.
Correspondent's ofiice, at Texas Tram and
Lumber Co. planer, or telephone No. GO.)
11 1m Head Cut Oil'.
Beaumont, Tex., June 26.—So far only one
death has resulted from the accident of the
Gulf and Interstate last night at 11.30. Ed
Fare had his head cut off and was other-
wise badly mangled. Sam Gordon had his
left leg crushed, and it was this evening
amputated above the wound. It is thought
that he will recover. Felix Clay had one leg
broken and the other injured. He was
taken to Houston this morning. Justice of
the Peace A. Dowlen has been engaged
since the accident in holding the inquest.
It developed the facts that the negro boys
all came from Houston here to play ball,
and having nowhere to sleep, they went
out to the place near the crossing of the In-
terstate and Soutnern Pacific and there
went io sleep on the interstate track. His
verdict was rendered according to these
Trie«l mill Acquitted.
Beaumont, Tex., June 20.—J. Wilbur John-
son was to-day tried and acquitted before
Judge Dowlen. He was charged upon the
affidavit of Miss Kate Reed's parents, of
having enticed her away from her home un-
lawfully, she beiner a minor. Miss Reed
is a pretty young lady of 15 years.
Beaumont, Tex., June 2G.—The school
board will meet on the second Monday in
July to elect teachers for the coming term.
The Southern Pacific pay car came in to-
It is said the Gulf and Interstate will be-
gin running two trains a day between Beau-
mont and Galveston. They have just re-
ceived a handsome, new engine.
Mr. T. J. Gossett has been made marshal
of the day for the July 3 celebration.
In addition to the roads previously named
in The News as offering reduced rates, the
Texarkana and Fort Smith made a one fare
round trip rate to Beaumont.
The Americans of Houston play Beaumont
The action of Carter's Little Liver Pills is
pleasant, mild and natural. They gently
stimulate the liver and regulate the bowels,
but do not purge. They are sure to please.
Onre in a while wo pell something
that doesn't wear as well oa it ought
to. When that happons we want to
know it. Wo can make everything
satisfactory as quick as a wink, if
wo only havo a chance. Whon you
spend a dollar here you'll get the
worth of it just as sure as if you'd
put it in a roliablo bank. Just now
wo'ro showing some well made
Linen Crash Suits at $4.00
$5.00. Bettor ones at $6.00
Somo tine Gorman Linen Trousors,
as finely made and finished as man
over saw, ut $3.00«
Somo Genuino Seorsucker Coats and
Vests, sizes 3.3 tdtft only, at $7.50.
Just half value.
Monday wo will receive a big shipment
of lato styles MANHATTAN SHiKTS.
Ml I. Cohen,
2123 Market Street.
: DUSKS (NO GSNABURGS. j
♦ 4000 Bales. t
^ All .weights, for Cotton Pickers, J
FOR SALE 10 THE TRADE, X
Write for prices, |
Dallas Cotton Mills, 1
Sherman, Tex., June 26.—'The third day of
the Baptist state Sunday school and col-
portage convention opened with sunrise
prayer meeting at the Second Baptist
church, conducted by W. L. Sanford of this
At 8 a. m., at the Central Christian
church, most generously put at their dis-
posal by the pastor, the Baptist ladies, led
by Mrs. Hallie Harper Townsend, of the
chapel car, held a delightful service of song
The meeting of the Baptist woman's con-
tingent was one filled with evidences of
business tact, as well as an exemplification
of what everybody knows exists in woman's
interest in the development and general ac-
ceptation of the Christian faith.
The programme of the exercises was as
follows: Opened with a hymn; Mrs. J. A.
lvey read a scriptural selection; Mrs. Eliza-
beth Mitchell delivered a fervent invocation
of divine blessing upon and guidance of the
The choir of the Second Baptist church
rendered u clioice selection. Mrs. J. A.
lvey delivered an address of welcome to
the Baptist Bible women of Texas. The
response was. feelingly made by Mrs. E. (».
Townsend of the chapel car. Miss E. C.
Moore of Belton addressed the meeting on
Baptist women mission workers and their
re.at ion to Bible women.
Miss Minnie Figh of Dallas addressed the
meeting on kindergarten work in the Sun-
day schools and showed herself to be most
thoroughly conversant with the important
task of assisting Christian fathers and
mothers to inculcate a knowledge and love
of Hod and his word in the infant minds.
Mrs. V. T. Johnson of Houston addressed
the meeting in a logical manner upon grad-
ed work in the Sunday schools.
Mrs. M. B. Torres of Corpus Christl
spoke to the meeting of the obstacles to
work among the Mexicans. Mrs. Torres
understands her subject thoroughly, hav-
ing herself done much work along the bor-
Mrs. Parks of Fort Worth spoke of the
Bible woman's mission to the poor and ex-
plained in a touching manner the many
beauties of true love and charity to the
unfortunates in a manner that perhaps
many had never looked far enough to fully
Mrs. Eliza Mitchell of Austin spoke of
the holy spirit in the work. A good old
fashioned camp meeting atmosphere seemed
to envelope the surroundings.
Responses to all addresses were limited to
two minutes each.
There was a hymn by the choir and with
a benediction by Rev. R. T. Hanks the
woman's meeting was concluded.
The third day's business session of the
convention proper wus called to order by
President Soasholes promptly at the ap-
The devotional exercises were conducted
by T. T. Jordan. The beautiful song,
"There Is Sunshine in My Soul," preceded
the offering up of the Lord's Prayer by the
convention in unison.
The committee on the colored population
filed its report of the work already accom-
plished and made some wholesome recom-
mendations for future work.
R. T. Hanks of Abilene and J. A. French
of Austin spoke of the work among the
colored people and of the duty of the south-
ern Baptists toward the negro of the south.
O. E. Perpencr of Cuero, the board's col-
ored missionary, addressed the meeting for
a few minutes upon the great help the
board had extended to the people of his
race and of the abundant harvest garnered
in from it.
Mrs. Nelson of Corsieana and T. T. Walne
both spoke fcr a few minutes upon the efli-
caey of work among the colored people.
The committee on colportage rendered a
very favorable report on work in that de-
J. M. Newman made a few remarks on
S. J. Anderson addressed the convention
on "The Bible in the Home and Sunday
T. R. Harrell addressed the convention
on missions to the children.
The convention then joined in singing the
hymn. "Oh, For a Thousand Tongues."
W. \V. Beckham, missionary for the gen-
eral Baptist Sunday school board (colored),
made a short address defining the nature
of his work and the progress being made
in it. Ho returned his thanks to the Texas
state board for the valuable assistance they
•have all along rendered the colored people,
jin presented the board with a check for
a neat sum, the present of his bourd to the
.1. M. Carroll made a strong appeal in be-
balf of Buckner orphans' home.
The committee on Sunday schools proper
returned a very favorable report, which
recommends the continuation of the publi-
cation of the Sunday school paper.
The resolutions committee sent in a re-
port in which the Baptists and citizenship
of Sherman generally were most heartily
thanked for the courteous treatment accord-
ed the delegates during their stay in Sher-
man. The newspapers are thanked for re-
ports and railroads are thanked for the
courtesies extended delegates. The resolu-
tion was adopted.
This afternoon the convention reassem-
bled. The report on Bible women was read
E. J. Townsend made an address in be-
half of appointment of city missionaries.
An order was made instructing the sec-
retary to have the minutes printed.
The convention sang "Old Time Religion,"
and shook hands and adjourned to meot at
Rockdale in next June.
Annual ('amp Meeting.
Colmesneil, Tex., June 25.—The annual
united camp meeting at Sulphur Springs,
Angelina county, ten miles north of Rock-
land and twenty miles south of Lufkin,
will begin this season on Friday evening,
July 26, continuing ten days or more. Dis-
tinguished ministers of various denomina-
tions have been invited to attend and par-
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tlcipate In the services. Rev. John Van j
l^ear of Henderson, Rev. Frank K. Bobbins j
of Beaumont, Rev. John A. Kee of Nacog-
doches, all young men of promise, assisted
by the nestor of east Texas Presbyterian-
ism, Rev. Thomas Ward White, will rep-
resent the Presbyterian interests at the
meeting. The representatives of other de-
nominations are expected to be numerous,
among them several most able advocates
of Christianity. It is intended that the
meeting shall be self-sustaining in every
respect. There will be a restaurant on the
grounds, at which refreshments may ho
obtained. Reduced rates will be made by
the liverymen at Lufkin to parties attend-
ing from that point, and Mr. Aid ridge, it
is said, will run excursion trains from
Rockland over his tram road for the bene-
fit of parties going to the meeting. Over
300 persons have attended these meetings
heretofore, and as the grounds, health
springs, buildings and all conveniences are
greatly improved this season, it is expected
that more than usual will attend.
South McAlester, I. T.f June 23.—1To-day'a
session of the oratorical territorial Baptist
convention was devoted to the election of
new officers, and the following were chosen:
J. S. Murrow, president; C. Stubbletield, L.
J. Uvko'and L. H. Holt, vice presidents;
Wm. B. Blake, secretary; John P. Brown,
The B. Y. P. U. reported twenty societies
and a membership or 298. The following of-
ficers were elected for the ensuing year: L.
H. Holt, president; W. C. Morrison, vice
president; Arthur W. Horton, secretary;
Miss Mary Hornby, treasurer; executive
committee, \j. H. Holt, Arthur W. Horton,
I,. U Smith, A. R. Palmer and E. J. Case.
Two hundred dollars and a carload of
coal were donated to Uuckner orphans'
Methodists at Nacotfriochefl.
Nacogdoches, Tex., June 25.—The attend-
ance of ministers and delegates of the
Methodist district conference, which met
here lost Wednesday and will continue till
Sunday, is quite large, numbering con-
siderable over 100. Every home in town
has been opened to their entertainment
where possible, and many are overrun.
After the conference ends it is intended
to hold a protracted meeting, under the
leadership of Rev. Tom Smith. In connec-
tion with the district conference, sessions
of the Kpworth league and Ladies' home
mission society are held.
Seven teen-Kle veil.
A singular story ie told of Mr. John Addi-
son Porter, the president's secretary. Jt
relates to the signature he appends to all
his mail, ofliclal and personal. Thero are
seventeen letters in his name, and he em-
ploys them all in his signature. This is task
enough in itself, when it is considered how
often he has to write his name every day.
Hut this is not the worst of it. An ordinary
penman could write his name in full with-
out lifting pen from paper more than five
times, including the times necessary to dot
the "i" in the middle name and to cross the
"t" in the surname. And by a slight change
of style the "t" could be written without
raising the pen. Nevertheless, it is stated
as a fact by persons who claim to know
that the president's secretary lifts his pen
from the paper exactly eleven times every
time he writes his signature of seventeen
letters. When Mr. Porter's newspaper
training is considered, this apparent waste
of energy is almost incredible. Newspaper
riien are proverbially economical in their
chirography and usually run their words
and sentences together, to say nothing of
letters. The "i's" and "t's" are the only let-
ters they ordinarily recognize by raising
their pens from paper.
New officials always write their names
out in full in their best style when they
first get into office, but the constant mo-
notony of the work soon causes them to
drop all superfluous letters and to write as
brieflv and as swiftly as they can, without
regard to beauty, symmetry or artistic
effect. It is freely predicted that Mr. Porter
will soon follow suit, if, indeed, he does
not find it necessary in the near future to
have his messenger sign his name for him
with a rubber stamp.
Told by a Mountain Preacher.
Hazel Green (Ivy.) Herald.
A preacher of this section, since deceased,
used to tell the following: He said ha wa :
in Letcher county preaching on one occa-
sion when he stopped at a farm house to
get his dinner. While eating, the lady of
the house inquired his business, and lie re-
"I am hunting the lost sheep of Israel."
She left the room, and in a few minutes
returned with her husband, when she said:
"This man is hunting some stray sheep,
and I'll bet that old long wool ram that's
been around here is his n."
"No, sister, you don't understand me. T
am hunting sinners; those for whom Christ
••And is lie dead?" she queried.
"Yes," replied the man of Uod, aston-
ished at her ignorance.
"And buried, too, I reckon?"
"Oh, yes; lonu ago.
"There, now, old man, I told you we'd die
iji ignorance for not takin a newspaper!"
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cm PIKE Of DEMI ill
prime favorite with him. He never tires of
singing her praises and doesn't allow a day
to go by without reminding me how lie
saved me from the blunder that would have
spoiled my life."
"But wasn't it a little hard on the one
you left behind?"
"Not at all. She's the same girl I met
in Paris. But he doesn't know it and I
mean that he never shall."
riieir Mint in Pope County, Arkansas.
Eight Member*! Now in Jail,
Little Rock, Ark., June 26.—Deputy Unit-
ed States marshals attached to the Fort
Soott court have captured three men whose
arrest, it is believed, has effectually brok-
en up the once famous band of counterfeit-
ers known to secret service operators all
over the United States as the Bullfrog val-
ley gang. The gang was one of the shrewd-
est and most dangerous band of (jounter-
felters that has operated in the United
States In recent years. Their headquarters
or "mint" was situated in Pope county,
Ark., just on the dividing line of the two
federal Judicial districts. The gtuig had
branches for the purpose of floating their
bogus money in nearly all the principal
cities in the United States and even, secret
service men say, in Toronto, Canada, and
the City of Mexico. Some of the most
noted counterfeiters and confidence men In
the country were members and agents of
the gang. They were a source of much
trouble to the officers, and even after their
Pope county rendezvous was located, they
avoided arrest tor a time by dodging the
officers and slipping from one district into
the other when warned of the approach of
the officers by their "lookouts," wnom they
kept stationed at convenient places.
At the hist term of the federal court hold
in this city eight indictments we-re reiinnvd
against members of the band of counter-
feiters. These parties are now all in cus-
tody awaiting trial. Several other members
of the gang have been convicted and are
now serving terms of imprisonment.
Secret Service officer W. L. Vlck to-dav
received information from Fort Smith that
marshals of the district had fuieeeeded in
capturing three more members of the gang.
It is the opinion of the officers that the
capture of these men effectually wipes out
The work of locating tho headquarters of
the Bull Frog valley gang of counterfeiters
is considered one of the best pieces of de-
tective work accomplished by tin1 secret
service operators in the past decade. The
membvrs of the gang who manufactured the
spurious coin sought a remote spot in the
fastnesses of the mountains of I'ope county
and settled down there as rough mountain-
eers. They were dressed like the native
people and the residents of the county paid
no attention to them, supposing the gang to
be honest, hard working mountaineers. The
money was manufactured In the mountain
mint and shipped to agents in all parts of
the country to bo floated. All effort* on the
part of the officers to locate the mint were
baffled for a long time until they found a
clew. Detectives in Chicago discovered that
counterfeiting materials were shipped from
that city and they traced the shipments to
tho Popo county mint of the Bull Frog val-
ley gang of expert counterfeiters.
POET TENXYSOVS RELIGION.
lie Did Not Relieve in nn I iiiiilyliig
A number of the New Review contains an
article by Mr. Wilfred Ward embodying
some interesting recollections of Alfred
Tennyson. As all the world knows, Tenny-
son was peculiarly shy and sensitive, and
seldom expressed his opinion on any sub-
ject of popular Interest, except in the ex-
clusive circle of his few confidential and
best loved friends. As Mr. Ward had the
rare fortune to be one of this circle, the
world is privileged, through him, to obtain
some new light on the great poet's relig-
ious faith aud ideas. Tennyson was a im m-
ber of the Established chureh, but it was
made clear enough from his religious poems
that he was not in harmony with the teach-
ings of that church on all points, and es-
pecially in regard to the doctrine of eternal
punishment. His views on this mailer
come out quite fully and clearly in the ma-
jestic and Immortal "In Memorlam," with-
out doubt the noblest elegiac poem ever
written. There can hardly be any doubt of
the meaning and slguitlcance of lines like
O, yet we trust that somehow good
Will be the final goal of ill,
To pangs of nature, sins of will,
'efeets of doubt and taints ut hi
Not So Fickle.
Detroit Free Press.
When the young married man tells this
story he makes sure that his father is not
within ear shot:
"I never had but one falling out with the
governor." he declares. "When 1 went
home one evening and told him that I wa.s
engaged, he cross questioned me like a
lawyer, and each answer Increased his
wrath till he positively forbade the bans.
1 have something of a temper myself, and
after a stormy interview we agreed upon
a compromise. He did mot like the girl's
family. He would have It that she was a
fortune hunter. He could never approve of
her under any circumstances, but if I
would go abroad for two years, see other
women, hold no communication with my
fiance and then return to marry her, he
would Interpose no obstacle. 1 accepted his
"After 1 had been in Paris a year I met
an American girl who was in all respects
my ideal. She was with a wealthy aunt
whose name she hud taken and whose for-
tune she was to inherit. I wrote the gov-
ernor about her, sent him the opinion of
somo of my countrymen whom lie knew,
and said that his scheme had proved a
good one after all. With his permission 1
would wed the girl In Paris.
"He cabled his permission and his ap-
proval, but in the letter that followed there
was a tone of mild reproval for my incon-
stancy. X'ou notice that my wile la a
That nothing walks with aimless feet,
That not one life shall be destroyed
Or cast as rubbish to the void,
When Clod hath made the pile complete.
The fact is that the teaching of "In
Memorlam" have had a powerful Influence
on Christian thought in the direction indi-
cated by these lines and have helped to
lay the basis fur that "larger hope'' lur the
future life now entertained evil in man:-
orthodox quarters throughout Christendom,
it is the same idea which has been ex-
panded and boldly taught in lat'-r yturs by
the gifted and brilliant Dr. F. W. I'arrur,
now dean of Canterbury. Boih the poet
and the dean were .ong ago "read out" of
so-called orthodox droit • by reason of
their utterances on this subject, but it is
•significant that, in .-»pite of Iiis alleged
heresy, Dr. Farrar's position in the lOnglish
church lias never been disturbed or even
seriously questioned, but that, on the con-
trary. he has been very recently promoted
to a higher place among the dignitaries of
the church. As for Tennyson, It is not
difficult to understand why he, with Ills
high strung nature, exquisite sensibilities
and powerful imagination should have felt
an instinctive and unconquerable aversion
to those abhorrent ideas of the Almighty
and ids government promulgated by the.
adherents of the lire and brimstone school.
In a recent volume of letters by Oliver
Wendell Holmes, we have a distinct ac-
knowledgment of that poet s ft cling on
these subjects in line with the thought of
Tennyson, and we know also that Longfel-
low, Lowell and Whit tier, throe other great
American poets, shared the same feeling.
Mr. Ward's recollections embody several
conversations with Tennyson, in which his
abhorrence of certain elements of the pop-
ular religion are made to appear, "lie in-
sisted strongly," says Mr. Ward, "on the
misuse of tne word 'God,' and often con-
demned the immorality of extreme Calvin-
ism. One could not but trace to the mem-
ories of the Calvlnlstic surroundings of his
boyhood the deep feeling evident in such
poems as 'Despair' and 'lvnicter' against
the conception of a vindictive Deity. This
vindictive idea of God was perhaps Ins
greatest trial In popular rellgi in."
One of the questions which Mr. Ward
asked Tennyson related to the earliest
poem In which he had begun seriously to
consider religious problems. The answer
was "The Two Voices," a reply whieh un-
doubtedly was anticipated by the question-
er, as It would be anticipated by every
Tennysonlan student. "Two couplets then -
in express," says Mr. Ward, "his method
in nearly all his great metaphysical
As far as might he, to carve out
Free space for every human doubt:
Thut the whole mind might orb about.
To search thro' all I felt or saw
The springs of life, the depths of awe,
And reach the law within the law.
Mr. Ward gives this anecdote of Tenny-
son's experience with a Calvlnlstic believer,
In the poet's own words:
"1 remember one woman who used to
weep for hours because God was so Infinite-
ly good. He had predestined (she sold) most
of her friends to damnation, and herself,
who was ii'» better than they, to salvation.
She shook her head at me sadly and said.
'Alfred. Alfred, whenever I look at you 1
think of the words of Scripture, 'Depart
from me, ye cursed, Into everlasting tire.' "
It has been said, with a large degree of*
truth, that tho only real prophets we havo
In these latter days are our great poets.
The seer and the poet have always been re-
garded as closely akin, if not one aud tho
same. The very oualltles which constitute
the true poet—delicate sensibilities, vivid
imagination, rare perceptive powers
breadth and keenness of what may be called
inner vision, all these help also to make
the writer of poetry a medium for those
emotions, those ton-gleams of coming events
In the history and experiences of mankind,
which may be called prophetic. Time will
doubtless show that in their utterances on
the subject of the final destiny of mankind
Tennyson and his fellow poets have only
voiced the coming belief of all Christendom,
the only true and rational belief.
Followed Copy Faithfully.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
It was In a far western weekly of tho
usual type. Its four pages were sorely
crowded and the editor permitted nothing
to be "leaded," not even his leading edi-
torial. It was the week before Washing-
ton's birthday, and the editor had launched
forth In a glowing tribute to the memory
of the father.
In the midst of it he had inserted two
lines from Leigh Hunt's "Abou Ben Ad-
hem." And lo! lie:; Adhem's name led all
the rest." It was a line effort and the ed-
itor consigned it to tho hands of the an-
tic nt chap who set type, read proof, made
up and run oil the paper with considerable
What was his astonishment, then, to no-
tice in tic printed sheet that awaited him
the next morning that more than half tho
Washington editorial was leaded! He has-
tily called the ancient l'ossll.
"Mow does this happen?" he cried, as he
pointed to the offending column. "It looks
real neat and tasty, doesn't it'.' First half
of the article solid an t'other half leaded.
Mow in thunder did it happen?"
"Why." saiil the aged fossil, as he looked
over the top of his spectacles, "It was your
own orders, you know."
"My ordt rs?"
"\es, of course. It seemed kind o' funny
to ine at the time, but you writ it down so
plain I couldn't see no other way to do It."
"What do you mean?"
"Mere. I'd Show you the copy," and the
aged fossil was back in a moment with the
written sheets, bating them over rapidly
as he advanced.
"There, lie said, "you can see for your-
"Mold on," cried the editor, as ho con-
tinued to scowl at the paper: "where the
dickens is the rest of this quotation? Mere
you've . hopped it off at 'Bell Adhem's
• There's the copy." said tile old fossil
The • dltor bent over It.
"Vou notice." said the aged fossil, "that
you wrote the foreign name—'Lo Ben Ad-
hem's name,' and then you put In 'Led all
the rest'—and, by gum. I leaded it, o'
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