The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 44, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 7, 1884 Page: 1 of 12
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Hold on Monthly Payments. For information ad-
J. W. Ill RSO\ & CO., Special Affts.
J. IF. HAW LEY & CO., General Anrents.
159 nml 1G1
COPYING AND ENLARGING
LARGE ASSORTMENT OP WALL
i«M—fi II ■ ■ I
Stuitlaj Afternoon, May 11, 1881,
OF ST. LOUIS; ALSO,
BATTERY A, N. G. M.,
OF ST. LOUIS, WITH
GRAND EXHIBITION DRILLS,
ADMISSION, 50 CENTS.
SOUR LAKE HOTEL
For the Summer, with New Improve-
ments and Superior Accommodations at
the station for• guests arriving on flight
MRS. S. B. WHITE,
Formerly of Washington Hotel, Ualvoston.
For Circulars and other [Particulars,
MAXAGER SOUR LAKE HOTEL,
Hardin County, Tex.
at C7)4c per gal.
T. B. Rlpy
at 60c per gal.
May, 1881, 55c
Fall, 1881. 60c.
Kauffman & Runge,
1881. GALVESTON. 1881.
STAR AND CRESCENT-
SOUR - MASH WHISKY.
45c in bond.
42^>c In bond.
40c in bond.
One Nor.' Fire-proof Yaf'.t Door.
One New Fire and Burglar-proof Safe.
Has the latest improved Burglar-proof Chest, with
Crane Hinge, and first-class Bank Lock.
One New Fire-proof Safe.
nrticles are of first-class manufacture, just
from the factory, and for sale cheap.
Address, for Particulars,
Geo. M. Steirer & Co.,
COMMISSION AND GRAIN MERCHANTS,
171 Strand - - - Galveston.
Why is it that', notwithstanding the
complaint of dull trade, my sales are
as large now as at any time during
I believe it is because, beside filling orders
ft omfitly and with first-class goods, 1
am content with small uniform profits
all the year round—do not charge car-
Also, because orders sent to me by mail
are filled with the same care, with as
good selections, and at as low prices
as if the purchaser were buying the
goods in person, with cash in hand.
One Baxter and one C. B. Lee &
Co. engine. These engines and boilers
are in good running order, with every-
thing complete. They can be seen at The
News Office, and are to be sold because
they are not large enough for our pur-
Apply at The News Counting-room.
A. H. BELO &, CC\
Office of Publication: Nos. 113 and 115 Market Street, Galveston. Entered at the Postoffioe vr Galveston as Second-class Matter.
VOL. XLIIL-KO. 44.
GALVESTON. TEXAS, WEDNESDAY. MAY 7, 1884. ESTABLISHED 1842.
G R A P H ER,
PICTURES A SPECIALTY.
AND STAND FRAMES ON SALE.
TAKING THE LEAD.
LOS DOS All
dunrnntep 1 to be made of strictly pure HAVANA
TOBACCO, selected in person. Their manufac-
ture if supervised by the senior of F. Alfonso &
Co., and »«re warranted to be Uniform in all re
specie. The demand for this \ ery popular brand
has exceeded our most sanguine expectations, and
we ureecmpelled lo request our friends to have
patience. The next direct steamer will briiur a
large shipment, and we can then fill all orders with
dispatch. Smoke this brand once, and you will
wont no other.
Agents for the United States,
6TB.AND? - - OALVHSTOSr.
Electric Lustre Starch.
REQUIRES NO COOKING.
MAKES COLLARS & CUFFS AS STIFF & GLOSSY
AS WHEN NEW.
Goes as far as two pounds of any other Starch.
UN EQUALED IN QUALITY
Contains all the ingredients used by Laundry-
men. Samples free on application to your grocer,
or send to
Focke, Wilkens & Lango,
Solo Agents, Galvoston, Tax.
IT IS AMERICA'S REST 5c. CIGAR.
One trial will convince yon of it.
832 per thousund wholesale at
Our prico is
Leo Zander & totem's,
Irafmr.ch as the wagon iu the Mai-Feat proces-
sion gotten up by the undersigned for the Har-
mony Ch.b, representing the Germania Monument,
seems to have given offense to some of our French
citizens, I would like to state lhat it was not in-
tended to hurt their feelings nor reflect in any
manner up( n their native country.
MEN, ATTENTION — NEW
r.ansgement. MALLOY HOTEL, Corsicana.
First-rlnss. Rated, $400. Oeo, W. Evans, Prop.
Gatotm Cotton Receipts.
TUESDAY, MAY 0, 1851.
Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fa railoal
Missouri-Pacific railroad and coimxs-
Houston Navigation company and con-
Exports this day.
Stock on hand...
HIGHER COURTS DECISIONS.
[Special to tne News.i
Austin, May (i.—Affirmed: Ochoa et al. vs.
Garza c-t al., from Bexar county; Davis vs.
Gray, from Hays county; Rucker vs. Missouri
Pacific lailway, from Grayson county;
Hoover et al. vs. Texas anil Pacific railway,
from Tarrant county; Chatham vs. May, from
Coryell county; State of Texas vs. Wells et
al., from Travis county.
Reversed and remanded: Newton et al. vs.
Newton, from Wilson county; Hudson vs.
Wilkinson, from Brazos county; Tiobout ot
al. vs. Millican et al., from Robertson county;
Bradford vs. Taylor, from Williamson county.
Reversed and cause ordered transferred to
Atacosa county: Dougherty and Harris, from
Reverted and rendered for appellant: State
of Texas vs. Wells et al., from Travis county.
Submitted on brief and oral argument for
both parties: Hoskins vs. Wales, from Karnes
On brief for both parties and printed argu-
ment for appollant: Express Printing com-
pany vs. Copeland, from Bexar county.
Alexander FIsher'w Death.
'[Special to tuk News.]
HrwpfTEAD, May 6.—Alexander Fisher, a
good citizen and a stockman iu Waller county,
was found dead this morning on the prairie
about ten miles from town. He was killed by
lightning, which is supposed to hive occurred
on last Saturday during the rainstorm, as ho
left Duer's ranch, eighteen miles south of hero,
for home, riding one horse and leading an-
other. Both horses were killed, and the one
Fisher was riding lying on one of his legs.
The body was badly decomposed, and the buz-
zards had eaten off one ear. He leaves a wife
and four children. The coroner, J. W. J.
loud, has gone to the place with a jury to
hold an inquest over the body.
This I'owiler never varies. A marvel of purity,
strength and w.holesomeness. More economical
than tiie ordinary kinds. Sold only in cans.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., lOrt Wall St., N. Y.
A IMIUIILE FAILURE.
1 lie Marine Bank nml (irant ,V Ward Collapse —
Queer Stories Told on Wall Street.
[Special To The Nkws.I
New York, May 6.—Wall street is inuchex-
cited over the failure of the Marine Bank and
the lirm of Grant & Ward, in which latter
bouse ex-President. Grant and his son U. 8.
Grant, Jr., were general partners. President
Grant come down town on crutches, looking
greatly dejected, and received much sympathy.
A great deal of mystery surrounds tho double
failure, but the probabilities are that peculiar
operations on the part of l>oth the bank and
banking-house pulled both down. It is nob
known, however, that President Grant person-
ally wiui a party or cognizant of what was
going cn, as Ward was manager and is re-
ported as having disappeared, leaving lis
accounts $500,000 short. Queer stories are in
circulation about the large amounts of papar
discounted by the firm and a division of the
proceeds. President Fish, of tho Marine bank,
and who was also a partner with Grant and
Ward, has been an extensive buyer of real
estate down to tho past month, but where tho
motley came from remains to be seen. All the
markets wore affected by thejdouble failure,
and money advanced to 6, closing at 2.
Young Folks' Entertainment—Political Mat-
isreciai. to THU NEws.1
Henderson, May fi.—One of the most enjoy-
able society events of the season was the hop
given to I ho young folks at tho elegant resi-
dence of Mr. T. C. Arnold, last ovoning.
Although considerable interest will b) mani-
fested in the coming contest for county o£Il
<ers, no public announcements have yet bion
nade. It seems that, while there will ba a
good supply of candidates, there seam,
to be some hesitancy in their publicly
presenting their claims. In the contest
for|| district judge it is likely that this county
will furnish one or more well qualified aspi-
rants for tho office, and a like number prob-
ably for district attonioy. Mr. James G. Gar-
rison, since his appointment to the latter o!Hce,
la; len'ered satisfaction in an eminent do-
free tl rou'jhout the district by his vigorous
and sucee.-sful efforts in administering justice
and his untiring discharge of duty in prose-
cuting instigators of lawlessness, and, although
contending with some opposition, his friends
are confident of his being elected by a hand-
At last the rains have subsidod and tin
weather is clear and pleasant.
Sent Up—County Court—Cattle Shipments—Im-
[Special to The News.1
Pelton, May 0.—in the District Court to-
day J. H. Colo was given two years in the
penitentiary for embezzlement. He was found
guilty of a like offense a few days ago and
awarded three years, but a now trial was
granted in the case. Court will adjourn for
the term to-morrow after a session of six
Tho County Court, which convened yester-
day, will dovote this week to probate matters,
the next to civil business and the third to
Ringer & Westervilla are shipping ovar tha
Missouri-Pacific to-day, forty carloads of cat-
tle to Kansas City, and front thence to
Omaha. The shipment consists mainly of ouo
r.r.d two-year-olds, and was bought principally
in this county to stock a ranch in Montana.
The cattle are worth about $35,000, and are
the most vuluable lot sent from hero this
The public improvements iu progress are
the waterworks, courthouse and jail, and are
being pushed ahead rapidly, and a large num-
ber of workmen find employment on them.
The weather has at last become bright and
warm, something much needed by tin
SDICIDE AT DONELTOX.
A Prosperous Farmer of Hunt County Rills
ISrECTALTo The News.1
Greenville, May G.—Nows of a shocking
suicide at Donelton, sixteen miles east of here,
reached this city this morning. Mr. Jack Ew-
ing, a prosperous farmer of that viciuity, at-
tended a picnic there yesterday, and, return-
ing home somewhat depressed in spirits, ha
carefully loaded a shotgun. His wife antici-
pated his intentions, and watched him closely.
About 10 o'clock in the night he crept silently
out of bed, got his gun and went out on tin
portico, placed it against his left breast and
fired, sending a whole chargo of buckshot
through his heart.
Ewing had been considered as partially in-
sane for some time, caused by social troubles.
He bad formerly been n member of the Ma-
sonic fraternity, and was at one time master
of the Lone Oak lodge, but was expelled on
account of ruining a girl and attempting to
have an unlawful operation performed upon
tor, in oriler to produce a miscarriage.
OVER TRE STATE.
News Nuggets from Various Points,
I Special to thk Nkws.I
cffslcan.x, May fi.—The City Council has
c< ntiacted for a new first-class fire-engine and
l «o hose-carts, with 000 feet of hose.
Quito a party left to night for Houston to
attend the interstate drill.
Ci'Flto, May (5.—Recent heavy raius havo
(T.ufcd great damage to valley farms along
<he Guadalupe, os many of them hava boau
submerged for the past few days. The river
!s low falling—at not a very rapid rate, how-
Mart.in, May 0.—Messif. B. H. Rice and J.
P. McDowell left this morning for Houston, to
le present at the interstate drill.
Colonel F. B. Chilton leaves to-night for
The weather is clear and pleasant.
Dallas, Mavfi.—The following city ollieials
were elected by the City Council tonight:
W. E. Parry, secretary; A. M. Wholes*, su-
perintendeut waterworks; W. H. Johnson,
attorney; W. M. Johnson, engineer; Dr. J. L.
/Carter, physician; W. H. Flippeu, treasurer.
Liberty, May 6.—The sheriff arresto I four
men Inst night who are supposed to have stolon
horses in Jeffersou county. They are Mexicans
1 here will be an entertainment at the court-
house to-night, at which a cane will b> voto.l
to tho laziest man and a looking-glass to tha
Ffrjup, May P.—Hutchins and Ferris havo
long been connected by tail and wire, but to-
night there has been a closer and more loving
connection made, a marriage having been con-
summated between J. F. Sewell, agent and
< peiatcr at Hurtling, and Miss Ella R. Monley,
operator at Ferris. It is hoped there will ba
but few breaks on their line and but few jars
on their wires.
Tyler, May 0.—Tha second meeting of tha
stockholders of the Tyler Building and Loan
association was held to-day and organized,
with a capital stock of $100,000. Directors
were elected as follows: E. C. Williams, T. R.
Bonner, J. B. Douglas, John Durst and R.
Bergfield. A charter will be applied for at
once and business opened.
Iron Mountain passenger trains aro running
from Texarkana, via Bells and Mineola, over
this division of the Gould system.
Cleburne, May 6.—Colonel Jam s W.
Brown, chirman of the Johnson county Demo
crct.ic committee, to-day is-ued a e ll foi t'jo
Ptmoeratic convention to le he'd May Ul
Precinct chairmen ara iustru- to 1 !o hoi 1 pri
inories on May 24.
The Cleburne Histrioni • c'ub hold ,'ti firs
regular meetirg last night. '1 li ■ intantioa is
to direct the efforts of tin club tjward i st vb
lisliirg a free rcadin »-rco:n and library.
District,Court convenest:-day forthefourth
week. There is no busiuesi of im.iortatcj so
for this week.
P.renham, May 6.—The Presbyterian church
was crowded this morning by a large number
of prominent citiz-ns, the occasion being the
marriage of Mr. E. H. Muse and Miss Eleanor,
eldest daughter of Major B. H. Bnssett. The
groom is a popular young attorney and tha
bride one of the most ncoomplishei and beau
tiful young ladies of the city. Re?. Warner
Riggs performed the marriag) ceremony.
The farmers begin to look hippy again s'nee
the rainy weather has stopped, although m my
report that tho grass ai.d weed i hava ir a ly
captured the fields.
Orange, May 6.—In the District Court the
case of Gordon vs. Stewart & Co. resulted iu
a judgment for plaintiff for $21. Both partios
are dissatisfied with the judgment, and will
probably appeal to-day for the term.
A negro man was found floating in tha
Sabine river, a short distance above tho city,
disfigured, and was so much decayed that tha
remains were buried on the river bank. He is
supposed to have been one of those drowned
some time since, thirty miles above.
The city has quite a deserted appoaraneo
since the drill began.
Lovely weather is giving delight to all.
Hillsboro, May 6.—This morning at 10
o'clock Mrs. E. B. Shoud, wifo of the worthy
mayor, was buried. Tho business houses ware
closed. The county court, which was in ses-
sion, adjourned, thus expressing much regret
for the deceased.
The family of Captain S. C. Upshaw left
this morning to visit friends an 1 relatives in
Dayton, Alabama. The captain remains and
will enter actively into the canvass for dis-
Tho weather is warm and clear. The recent
rains have retarded tho farmers to soma ex-
Huntsville, May 6.—The recent heavy
loinsjiavo caused much damage to tha crops
in this county. The farmers are very much
discouraged, Many of thom will hava to re-
The Huntsville base ball club left for Nava-
sota Sunday, and crossed bats with the Nava-
scta club Monday.
The Item has temporarily suspended, wait-
ing the arrival of the new power press, when
it will appear in a new dress.
The scenery for the new and elegant Opera-
house has arrived, and in a few days Hunts-
ville may boast of one of the neatest opora-
hoi:scs in the citv.
Marshall, May G.—Sales of land on de-
linquent taxes were made to-day by collectors.
Only a few tracts were bought by individuals,
nearly all being taken by'tha Stato. The list
of delinquents was not near so largo as in
General W. P. Lane returned this morning
from Austin, where he attended the meeting
of the veteran land board. Ha says some
thirty claims of veteran land pensions ware
nlloweel by the board. Governor Iivlan 1 has
tendered the position of assistant commissioner
to tho World's Cotton oxpositlon at No v Or-
leans, for this district, to Goneral W. P. Lane,
of this place. He has not yet signified his
Trains are all stopped, and very little mail
is arriving from any direction, to the groat
annoyance of evorybody.
Corresponenoe Concerning the Chief (\>m uW-
[Special to The News.]
Houston, May 6.—Tho following communi-
cation explains itself:
Governor's Office, Austin, May 3,1881.—W.
T. Hardenbrook, Esq., Houston, Tex.—Sir: In
few days I will bo called upon by the law to
appoint a commissioner to represent Texas at
the coming World's exposition at Now Orleans.
1 hereby tender you the appointment. Please
reply by return mail whether you will accept
the office. I am, very respectfully, your
John Ireland, Governor.
mr. hardenbrook's reply.
Houflon, Te.r., May 5, 188L—To His Excel-
lency John Ireland, Governor of Texas, Aus-
tin, Tex.—Dear Sii;: I bog to acknowledge tha
receipt of your excellency's highly esteemod
favor of the od instant, tendering me the ap-
pointment of chief commissioner of the Stato
of Texas at New Orleans for the World's fair.
While fully appreciating your excellency's
kindness and deeply sensitive to tha honor
conferred upon me bv this extinguished ap-
pointment, I regret to inform you that my
private business precludes the possibility
of my acceptance. Tho rapid growth
of the Houston Daily Post, the
newspaper whose manager I have the h>nor
to be, within the few past months, has in-
creascet to such a considerate extent that, if I
desire to worthily discharge the responsibilities
intrusted to me, my entire time must be da-
voted to its interests. Recognizing the im-
pcrtonco of the trust reposed iu, and tha mag-
nitude of the task confided to, tha chief com-
missioner of our great State to the World's
fair, I feel that my acceptance of tho position
would lie rendering an injustice to your
excellency, the State and myself, in-
asmuch as my entire time is, aud of right
should be, occupied with tha matters above
stated, inconsequence of which I should not
le able to devote my whole enegry toward mak-
ing tho Texas exhibition at the World's fair
worthy in every respect of tho groat empire
State of the Union. Under the circumstances
1 am, though reluctantly, compelled to decline
the great honor your excellency has kindly
thought to confer upon me, aud with expres-
sions of my profound gratitude and esteem, I
retr ain very respectfully, your obedieut ser-
vant, W. T. Hardenbrook.
ITEMS FROM LAREDO.
Political—Bcnavldes's Return — Ball _ Mexican
Mines—Travel* t-n Bothered, Etc.
[Special to The Newf.]
Lari i:o, May 6.—The Demooratio conven-
tion for Webb county, which mot Monday, in-
structed its delegates to cast the vote of tho
county for Governor Ireland.
Colonel Santos Benavidos returned from his
visit to Monterey yesterday, and reports that
good feeling exists between GeueraljTrevino
and President Gonzales^ lie assured The
News reporter that ho would furnish hiin
documentary evidence to establish this, but
The News reporter will not modify his former
version of affairs in Mexico,
Last night a most agreeable and elegant ball
w as given in tho now market-houso of Laredo,
Tex., by the Mexican citizens of this place in
honor of the Mexican national day known us
the Cinco do Mayo, which means in English
the 5th of May. Over 100 were in attendance.
Captain Baxter, superintendent of the mines
at Brejos Silau and mines near Villaldama, iu
Mexico, w hich are operated by PLiliialphia
capitalists, is in the city, and gives a good ac
count of the success of these mines. Ho states
that it will require 50,000 feet of lumbar per
month from Texas to supply the roofing for
the same. All the rich productions of these
mines goes through tho United States iu bond
to Engiaud, IxK'au^e of tuo American duties ou
lead in which tho silver is shipped.
Much inbonvenience is now experienced by
travelers over the Mexican National road, bo-
cause the trains aro not allowed to cross to
this side upon thoir arrival after 5 o'clock in
New Laredo, under the custom-housa regula-
tions, and travelers now have to be transferred
from the depot on the other side, with thair
baggage, to tho ferry landing, aud, after
erasing the river, have again to take hacks to
the hotels on this side.
It is stated that it will require the railroads
running in and out of Laredo at least two
months to move the cattle now offered for
shipment. About 7000 head per day havebaeu
passing through for some time.
Horse-thief Rounded Up—Damage Suit Filed—
[Special to The News.]
Efal-mokt, May G.—Sheriff Langham re-
turned from a trip across the prairie in a fierce
storm, Saturday night, towing a horse-tUiot
wanted in Hays county, and this morning left
again with a trusty deputy in search of more
Among the suits filed in tho District Court
is one by Hal W. Greer, Esq., involving the
legal relationship of the Railway hospital, at
C8lumbus, Tex., to discharged employes. The
facts are as follows: One John Buckley, April
', quit the service of the company and draw-
bis pay up to that time, less 50 cents retained
as hospital dues for the entire month of April.
On the 23d he accidentally had his leg
jroken and his hip dislocated by alleged
negligence of the company iu failing to
provide safe anei suitable depot accommoda-
tions for passengers. He immediately de-
manded the right t; hospital privileges on the
round that he had paid the monthly fees
therefor to May 1. Tho compauy refused the
iemnnd, and contested It on the ground that
the accident happened when he was no longer
in the employ of the company, claiming that
tho hospital is maintained only for the benefit
of the company's employes. The suit is far
damages by reason of the company's refusal to
e him the hospital accommodations de-
Tt:e crir ..«1 docket will, in all probability,
absorb the most of tho time of this term of
The mills report au overage business, afc
ribr.ting the sluggishness of trade to a want
The recent rise iu tho river has brought au
al ULuQUce of iogs.
we will have a
HUTCFJNS HOUSE, HOUSTON,
Wliei ® " if id Se.ij S.,„ "'icli of our frlen is
as will uoOjOqifj itertaiument.
Ullmann, Lewis & Co.
TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATION.
Second Day's Proceedings at Dallas.
New Members Elerted—Annual Hussy and Poem
— Austin the \exl Place of .Meeting, Ete.
[SraenL to The new.]
Dallas, May fi.—Tho s'x-ond day of tha
Texas Press association resulted in very little
business of importance.
A telegram from J. W. Baines. secr etary of
state, was read, announcing that the governor
had nppointed Major J. F. Elliott, of the Dal-
las Herald, chief commissioner to the World's
exposition at New Orleans, and Messrs. Booth
and Gilbert assistants.
This fact elicited a resolution from C. AV.
Styles, of the Austin Capital, that the asso-
ciation learned of the appointment with great
satisfaction, and that this grateful act of tha
governor is appreciated as a tribute to tha
press, and an honor to one of its most esteems i
workers, aud one of its ablest and truest e.t-
Mr. Foster, of the Limestone Now Era, did
neit favor the resolution, as Mr. Ilardeubrjok,
of the Houston Post, was a competitor for tha
office, and he did not think it appropriate to
bind the association by such a resolution.
The following new members were electol to-
day: W.P.Wilson, Democrat, Fort Worth;
Wr. West, Clipper, New Boston; A. P. Dodson,
Farmer and Planter, Dallas; H. Ryder Taylor,
Merchant and Manufacturer, San Antonio;
J. M. Douaghue, Tribune, Temple; J. E.
Elgin, Examiner, Waco.
A number of invitations to witness various
Dallas institutions were received.
A communication from Colonel C. S. Mit-
chell, president of the ex-Confederate Soldiers'
reunion, to be held here August fi, an I con-
tinue four days, asked members of the associa-
tion to give the matter as much publicity as
pcssible, as there were a groat many ex-Con-
federate soldiers in the State. All the editors
w ere also invited to be present. Received, aul
A resolution that members of the associa-
tion bring their wives to future meetings was
Professor Hogg was invited to a seat ou the
A communication from D. I). Bryan, of
Houston, notified tho members of tha
association that accommodations had been
provided for such members as would attend
the drill at Houston, at very low rates.
Senator Bai-uett Gibbs was invited to a seat
on the floor. An invitation from Houston to
hold the next meeting there was read and re-
Adjourned till 2 p. m.
On reassembling, a resolution urging the le-
gislature to take aetiou on legal printing,such
as having forced saks advertised, etc., was
The annual essay was then read by J. F.
Elliott, uf the Dallas llerald, The subject was
the Elevation of Journalism.
The annual poem was then read by Miss A.
Hi K. Painter, of 8»« Antonio. The subject
w as trpon Mexican Perfidy to Northern Ad-
Austiu was selected as the next place of
meeting. The cities put in nomination were
Birdville, Houston, Dallas, Woatherford, Dea-
ison and Austin.
Adjourned until to-morrow, 9 a.m.
The banquet to-night was heartily enjoyei
by the members and a few invited citizens.
About fifty members go on the excursion to
Houstou to-morrow, leaving here ou tha reg-
The question of admitting to membership
ail persons who are bona fide journalists—bo
they reporters, correspondents or editorial
writers —was defeated this morning.
It is predicted that tho association will go to
pieces on accojunt of the antagonism on tha
part of country newspaper proprietors toward
the daily press.
Vice-president Booth presidod most of the
time to-elay, and recognized ull numbers a3
Mr. So-and-so, from sueh-and such a county.
This is regarded as a political straw.
The genial Hal Gosling could not be present,
on uccount of sie'kness in his family.
SPABKS FHOM WACO.
Progress of tiie Woolen Mills—Personal—New
Evening Paper, Etc.
ISpecial to Tub News.]
Waco, May 6.—Since the weather ha3
cleared up seme rust is reported iu wheat.
The first through train from Texarkana, on
tho Texas and St. Louis road, for the past
w celr, is expected to night.
The second building of tho woolen mills is
about completed, and the brick work on the
engine-room was commenced to-day. Mr.
Kirksey informed The News reporter to-day
that the factory wiU be running within the
next ten days.
i Rev. Dr. Palmer arrived from New Orloans
this evening and will lecture nt the Baptist
church to-morrow night.
Mr. Nelson Beal, of Maryland, is iu the city.
The rainfall here since May 1 to date was
The new evening paper made its appearance
this evening, under the title of tiie Waco Daily
A CHURCH TUMBLES.
A Aegro Woman Fatally (turned and Another
at Death's Door.
ISpecial to Thk News.1
McKinney, May fi.—Last night about 10
o'clock and during a big meeting at the negro
Methodist church, the blocks under tin house
gave way, owing to recent rains, and tha
church was thrown violently to tho ground,
and the lamps were precipitated from their
sockets, one or two exploding and throwing
burning oil over several of" the large congre-
One negro woman, Melinda Rhino, was
burned to death; another, Viney Linn, had
her clothing completely burned off her aud
lies at the point of death. Several others
were burned more or less, but not seriously.
The negroes were wild with excitement, and
tho whole town turned out thinking a negro
uprising had taken place. In an hour every-
thing w as quiet.
Prentiss Committed without Bail.
ISrEciAL to The News.1
Denison, May 6.—The preliminary exami-
nation of Prentiss and Chambers before Re-
corder Peck, charged with outraging Miss Har-
ris, closed to-day. Prentiss was committer!
without bail and Chambers held under $109,-
('Ul band, which he could not give. This satis-
fies the people so far.
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The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 44, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 7, 1884, newspaper, May 7, 1884; Galveston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth461208/m1/1/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Library Consortium.