The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 44, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 7, 1884 Page: 2 of 12
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THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS- WEDNESDAY. MAY 7, 1884>
Pirst Day of the Great Interstate
TIIE BAYOU CITY AC! LOW A\D TllltO\(;KI»
WITH ADMIRIIVO VI8ITORS-HOW
THE DRILL COMMENCED.
The Street Decorations—The Parade—The Kn-
eaiiii*iticut—Tlir Officer* nnd Kintfs -The l*en-
rral Conduct of (lie Troops—Miscel-
laneous Notes and Comment—Per-
sonal Oliservation and
Houston, May 6.—1Tbo opening day of the
great encampment was such as its wannest
promote)* would order were they the com-
manders-in-chief of the weather. The streets
were in excellent condition, the atmosphere
was clear, the air exhilarating, and all the
surroundings auspicious. Early in the morn-
ing the streets presented a scene of elaborate
animation. The visiting soldiery strolled
through the streets, ogled the ladies, admired
the buildings and exchanged greetings with
newly-made acquaintances. The governor of
Texas, commander-in-chief of the land
and naval forces of the common-
wealth, accompanied by his glittering
and brilliantly-uniformed staff, reached
the city from the state capital in the early
morning. Of course the governor had the
usual retinue of volunteer politicians in his
train. It is a pity that the politicians were
not uniformed, too,or, at least branded,so that
people could tell them on sight.
The governor, it might be remarked, is look-
ing extremely well. He has fired that abomin-
able white bat, mid it is to be hoped that those
w ho have latch keys to his ears will prevail
upon him to go without it in future. Tho gov-
ernor to-day wore a soft felt hat, the brim of
which was neither too large nor too small,
and be looked on the whole exceedingly well.
The blessed adjutant-general, look-
ing perfectly harmless in his brilliant
uniform, was also along. So was Colonel Wm.
P. Gaines, of thj Austin Statesman, a soldier-
relic of the old alcalde. Gaines was absolutely
charming In his military togs, and was, by all
means, the handsomest man in the staff. Gen-
eral Jphn M. Claiborne, tho ranking general
of the Texas land forces, did not show up
until after the street parade. When ho did
produce himself, however, he made a credit-
able appearance. To give Claiborne his due,
he is not much of a parlor soldier. When
fighting was in order, our John was always on
hand at bugle call; so if he was a few minutes
late on a fancy occasion, he can be excused.
It is to be feared, however, that " the gineral"
is not an admirer of the parlor soldiei-s. As
tte ranking officer on the ground he was en-
titled to and received distinction, the well-
disciplined young militia men always stood at
attention and saluted as he passed, but John
did not see them, or, if he did, he did not in-
tend to see them. Yet this very element of
carelessness makes him popular. He has a
good-natured, devil-may-care temperament
about him that endears him to all his
acquaintances, and there was not a man in
Houston to-day whose hand was so eagerly
sought and heartily shaked.
The decorations on the principal streets were
much the same as yesterday. But the day
looked more cheerily. There was not the same
fear of sudden showers or general weather ec-
centricity that prevailed yesterday, and conse-
quently the patriotic Houstonian felt happier.
In this connection it might be mentioned that
Houston has done this business up brown.
Now, any gourmet will know what brown
means. Brown is simply the personification
of good cooking, and means everything that
is nice and good. It is not on record that a
woman who could brown her beef or batter-
cakes was ever divorced from her husband.
This much for brown on general principles.
Well, Houston has decorated herself brown.
She is entertaining her guests brown and she
is conducting herself generally according to
brown or Hoyle, which ever the Houstonian
The arrival last night of the two Zouave
companies from St. Louis, the Bnsch and Bain
Zouaves, battery A St. Louis Light Artillery,
the Palestine Rifles, and the Brenham Grays,
swelled the force in attendance considerably,
and the arrival this morning of the Austin
Grays, the Richardson Zouaves, of Indiana-
polis, Ind., and the Washington Guards, of
Galveston, and this afternoon the Treadway
Rifies, of St. Louis, increased the number of
companies in attendance to eighteen, making
the list of companies now on the ground as
Houston Light Guard.
Lamar Eifles, of Dallas.
Queen City Guards, of Dallas.
Montgomery (Ala.) Grays.
Johnson Guards, of Hempstead.
The ColumbuB (Ga.) Guarc's.
Busch Zouaves, St. Louis, Mo.
Bain Zouaves, St. Louis, Mo.
Battery A, St. Louis Light Artillery, St.
Riehardsoh Zouaves, Indianapolis, Ind.
Washington Guards, Galveston.
Treadway Rifles, St. Louis.
Battery B, Washington Field Artillery, New
Orleans, arrived this morning.
Long before the time announced for tho
formation of the parade this morning, the
streets were crowded with citizens and visitors,
thronging along the line of march, all eager
to secure the best available positions from
which to obtain the best view of the pro-
cession. By 9 a. m. Main street
was a perfect mass of surging people
agog to see what was to be seen, and every
balcony and awning shed that were safe fairly
groaned under the weight of the heavy cargo
of human freight it was made to bear. The
procession was formed on Rusk street, between
Main and Caroline, with Colonel R. Ruther-
ford, commander, in charge, assisted by Ad-
jutants First Lieutenant Reichardt, of the
Houston Light Guard, and Lieutenant E. A.
Stuart, of the Second Regiment Texas
Volunteers, all mounted. A detachment
of ten men, from the Farrell Pro-
tection Patrol, in their gray uniforms,
acted as a patrol, under command of Chief
Noble and Sergeant Henry Thompson. The
parade was headed by the Eighth cavalry
band, in a handsome uniform consisting of
dark blue coats, light blue pants, yellow trim-
ming ard white helmets. The band contained
twenty-four pieces, headed by a drum major
in the usual gaudy attire. The Mobile Rifles
was the first command on the right of the line,
and headed the procession proper, accorded
this place presumably owing to the priority of
the commissions of their captain and first
lieutenant, which date back to 1872. The Rifles
were under command of Lieutenant Roper,
and bad eight files of foul's iu file
with two guides nnd two officers. The dress
uniform of this company is a handsome olive
green, profusely trimmed with gold loco, with
a double gold lace stripe upon tho pants; black
hat, white plume, and white waist and cross
belts. Owing to a confusion of orders some of
tho companies in the procession wero in full
uniform, others in fatigue. Tlie Rifles wore
their fatigue suits, consisting of dark bluo
sack coats, light blue pants and fatigue caps.
Next following tho Mobile Rifles were tho
Montgomery Grays, of Montgomery, Ala,, in
fatigue uniform, dark bluo coats and gray
punts, with the regular team of twonty-six
men in file, including two guides, under com-
mand of Captain E. A. Graham. The dress
uniform of this company is gray trimmed with
buff, with high dross hats and white plumes.
Next came a state company, the Palestine
Kifles, with twenty-one mon and a drummer,
under command of Captain J. S. MeCliutoek,
in a dress uniform of gray with black trim-
mings, nnd gray caps.
The Columbus Guards, of Columbus, Ga.,
followed as the colored company of the lino, in
full-dress uniform, tho handsomest of the
parade, consisting of dark blue frock cut-a way
coats and light bluo pants with buff stripes,
the same color being the general trimmings of
the uniform, and buff-colored helmets with a
small spear-head at the pinnacla. This com-
pany had twenty nine men in rank and file,
the required team, under command of Captain
A. C. Sneed.
Another Texas company came next, the La-
mar Rifles, of Dallas, under command of Cap-
tain J. W. Overand, with twenty-eight mon iu
rank and three officers. This company wa3 in
regular dress uniform, consisting of gray with
The infantry line was hero broken by tho
staff and field officers of the state militia,
mounted and uniformed according to the
regulation gray, with black felt hats with
brim pinned up on side. This detachment
wns headed by Adjutant-general W. H. King,
and consisted of General A. S. Roberts,
Colonel W. P. Gaines, Colonel W. B. Brush,
Colonel Ed de Normandie, Colonel John T.
Dickinson, Colonel B. Powell and Colonel F. 8.
Burke, the last two of Houston.
The second division of the procession was
headed by the Light Guard band, following
the staff officers, led by Professor Herle, and
uniformed similar to the Houston Light
The Busch Zouaves of St. Louis followed,
with thirty men in line, under com uand of
Cap'ain T. Rosser Roemer. This company
was dressed in its fatigue suit of dark blue
and buff leggings, saving its handsome new
uniform to be worn for the first at the drill on
The Orange (Tex.) Rifles came next, with
sixteen men, gray uniforms, greeu trimmings,
high-crowned gray caps, commanded by Cap-
tain S. W. Sholars.
Following were the Brenham (Tex.) Grays,
gray uniforms, black trimmings, with twenty-
five men, under command of Captain J. M.
The Bain Zouaves, of St. Louis, were the
next in the line of march, with the most flashy
uniform in tho procession, consisting of red
pants, corduroy leggings, red breast fronts,
blue jackets and white helmets, with red
plumes—the uniform of the original Ellsworth
Zouaves. Ibis command consisted of forty-
five men, including a drum corps of four, un-
der command of Captain Wagoner.
The Johnson Guards, of Hempstead, Tex.,
with gray uniforms trimmed with black, fol-
lowed the Zouaves with twenty-ono men in
rank and file, under command of Captain B,
This concluded the representation for visit-
ing companies, and bringing up the rear as an
escort were the Cleveland Guards, a juvenile
military company named in compliment to W.
D. Cleveland, and the crack company of Texas;
the Houston Light, iu their gray fatigue uni-
form, commanded by Captain Scurry. The
Cleveland Guards, uniformed with red stock-
ings and blue Knickerbocker pants, were com-
manded by Captain Alex. Sessums Cleveland,
the young promise of W. D. Cleveland.
This completed the parade, the largest mili-
tary pageants ever witnessed in this city, and
yet the following companies which were in
camp did not participate: Queen City Guards,
of Dallas; Cleburne Guards, of Cleburne,
Tex.; Battery A St. Louis Light Artillery;
Austin Greys and Richardson Zouaves.
The procession thus formed was headed by
two carriages, the first containing Governor
Ireland, accompanied by Captain J. C. Hutch-
inson, J. Waldo and Colonel W. B. Botts, of
this city, nnd the second State Treasurer F.
U. Lubbock, accompanied by citizens E. P.
Hill, E. W. Cave and A. Groesbeeck.
The line of march was from Rusk on Main
street, down Main to Commerce! through Com-
merce to Travis, up Travis to Franklin, up
Franklin to Fannin, through Fannin to Con-
gress, down Congress, again crossing Main
into Travis, up Travis to Preston, up Preston
to Main and out Main to McKinney, where
the procession was disbanded, each compauy
taking its own route to the street cars on Fan-
nin street to proceed to the grounds. Governor
Ireland left the procession at Main and Frank-
lin streets, and taking his position upon the
Hutchins house balcony, formally reviewed
the troops as the line passed up Franklin.
At the corner of Congress and Fannin
streets the Washington Guards, just arriving
from Galveston, joined in the parade.
One of the incidents of the march was the
photographing of the line, marching in full
company front, on passing down Main street
past Wright's photograph gallery.
Ovation upon ovation, in the way of cheer-
ing and applause and waving of handker-
chiefs, greeted the long procession along the
entire line of march.
the parade and the camp.
The street parade, which fairly opened the
ball this morning, was very creditable. The
different commands were arrayed in their
fanciest toggery, and the maneuvering^ and
movements of the soldiers were really credit-
General Sul Ross was an eager and pleased
spectator of the parade from the steps of the
Capitol hotel. He said to a News man near
his elbow that he never witnessed such credit-
able marching, and that he was never so
much pleased in bis life. Military sharps
present, who would be delighted to
be severe critics, admitted that every
company present was highly advanced
in the tactics, and that none was far enough
behind to be noticeable where general worth
The Cleburne Light Guards, the youngest
company on the ground, was generally com-
mended for its excellence. This company
withdrew from competition for the state prize
because its armory was burned out about
two weeks ago and nearly all the accoutre-
ments of the company destroj ed. The com-
pany is not represented in full at the encamp-
ment, but the delegation present reflects credit
on the lively etapital of Johnson county.
Tho visiting militiamen are a flna looking
body of meu. The uniforms worn are very
neat; the conduct of all is excellent, and the
discipline observed is very austere. The street
parade was wituessed by the whole population
of Houston and all the visitors. Main street
looked llko a human bazar when the boys
passed. The uniforms of the Texas troops
were admired and commonded. Tho staff
looked exceptionally brilliant, though it might
be said that it was jumbled up without an at-
tempt at organization.
On tho encampment grounds everything
was conducted with military precision. It is
really a modol camp. The boys can not even
sneak out the back door to get a glass of beer
without being possessed of a formal leave
of absence, and woe betide the un-
happy elf who attempts to cross tho
parade ground unless he is decorated
with gold lace and spangles. Of course fakirs,
gamblers and beats of all persuasions and pro-
fessions are plentiful on the grounds. Boer is
retailed at 5 cents a glass and no man need go
up town to spend his money if he is any way
addicted to gambling.
pickpockets and robbers.
Tho pickpocket, who generally turns up
right side up with care on such occasions, is
fully represented here. As the Santa Fe train
wns about to pull out for Galveston,
this evening, a fow of the light-
fingered gentry got iu their work. It
is both appalling and amusing to relate
that the Hon. II. J. Labatt, the bald-heade.1
representative of deep water, fell a victim to
the sharpers, or rather it might bo said the
poor sharpers fell victims to him. At any
rate the robbers got away with Labatt's
pocketbook, wliilo he was standing on the plat-
form of a car endeavoring to obtain admission
to the smoking car. The pockotbook was in
the sternwbeel pocket of his trousers, and
it; was sneaked out very gracefully,
The astute legislator, however, missed It im-
mediately and gave tho alarm, and a genera]
search revealed the missing article. It had
been thrown on the platform by the robbers
because they could not negotiate it to any
satisfaction. Robbers ought to know better
than to tackle Labatt; they will always got
left. The light-fingered gentry, however, got
their work in on less experienced passengers
while the train was waiting to start, and, as a
result, when the train reached Galveston many-
were open to an engagement to drink.
a slight ripple.
Thero was just the least bit of a ripple on
the military surface this morning, caused by
contentions regarding rank and jurisdiction.
General Jno. M. Claiborne is the ranking of-
ficer, but General King is the official head. It
seems the local authorities at Houston had
designated an officer to act as grand marshal
and accordingly tako the lead. This was not
satisfactory to the strict disciplinarians, who
thought that either King or Claiborne should
command. It was smoothed over, however,
by General King waiving all right to the po-
sition. This exhibited good judgment and ex-
cellent taste on the part of General King. Ho
was clearly entitleel to the ranking position in
the absence of the major-general, and the
fact that he waived his right must be
charged to his credit. He did it in order to
smooth over matters and establish perfect good
At the Presbyterian church, at 9 p. m. to-
night, M r. Henry E. Vernor was married to
Miss Mary Beall, of Brazoria county. The
ceremony was performed by W. H. Vernor,
D.D., father of the groom. They leave for
San Antonio, their future home. Mr. Vernor
is a young attorney who studied law under
Hou. Charles Stewart here.
The meeting of the Lumbermen s Protect-
ive association was again postponed until to-
morrow at 9 o'clock.
Colonel T. W. Peirce, president of the Sun-
set road, is expected to arrivo to-morrow from
news stand korbed.
The cigar and news stand of the Crescent
News company, at the Capitol hotel, was
robbed last night of about $90 in cash and a
look out for pickpockets.
With the crowds that are congregating are
the usual number of pickpockets and thieves,
nnd several casualties of a nefarious character
are re reported, among others the theft of a
valuable gold watch from Miss Bell, a teacher
in one of tho public schools, the watch being
taken from her pocket while in the crowd
watching the procession.
A crowd of vandals have for the past two
nights been committing depredations by steal-
ing decorations from the store fronts.
new cars received.
The Houston City Street Railway company
have so far received ten new cars for the
Houston lines, and the company, for the first
time during its existence, is meeting the emer-
gency of accommodating the large crowds.
The opening of the drill was witnessed only
by very few people. Nearly all the seats,
benches and points of observation were de-
serted, though as the contest progressed the
spectators thickened, until the grounds were
pretty populous toward the end. The follow-
ing were the companies competing and tested
this evening. Tho result will not be announced
for some days.
1. Queen City Guards, of Dallas.
2. Lamar Rifles, or Dallas.
3. Austin Grays.
4. Johnson Guards, of Hempstead.
5. Brenham Grays.
At Grav's Opera-house.
The second performance of the operetta
Pauline, or the Belle of Saratoga, under the
direction of Miss Lida Buckingham, one of
the recognized leaders in musical circles here,
drew a large and appreciative audience. Con-
sidering the short space of time given to re-
hearsals. the ladies and gentlemen taking part
acquitted themselves remarkably well. The
solos and duets wero execntod with fine skill,
and, with the exception of tho first
one, the choruses were presented with
good effect. Mr. Clifford Grunewald,
as Sir Cnarles Grandiswell (the dude),
made a decided hit and elicited frequent ap-
plause, The young ladies, Misses Bessie Els-
bury as Pauline and Alma Fuqua as Clara,
both have fine voices and a good stage presence
and played their part s very creditably indeed.
As did, in fact, the rest of the caste, Mr.
Adair's serenade song being especially good.
For an amateur performance it may truly ba
termed a highly creditable performance.
Conductor J. W. Brown, of the northern
division of the Central, is in the city.
That genial, whole-souled lumberman, Mark
Weiss, of Beaumont, is here, and to all ap-
pearances is having a tip-top time.
Mrs. Frank Cotton and Miss Daisy, of Aus-
tin, are guests of Mrs. Burrg Dyson.
Master Jack Daniel Walker, a roal live
little Houstonian, doubtless in the near future
w ill make some of the old Light Ctuards look
to their laurels. It is only a question of time.
Hempstead has an honored old citizen pre
sent in the person of J. A. Campbell.
B. A. Smalley, a representative miliman of
Moscow, accompanied by his good lady, Mrs.
H. V. Smalley, are guests of Mrs. R. A. Per-
That interesting young lady from Moscow,
Miss Emma Booka, is a guest of Mrs. J. E.
Gray, of tho Fifth word.
A News representative had the pleasure of
welcoming to tho city the Hon. Sam R. Perry-
man, of Liberty. Mr. Ferryman is district at-
torney of Liberty county and is likely to oc-
cupy a still higher position in the gift of tho
8. B. Thnckaborry, a prominent lawyer of
Moscow, is in the city watching with interest
A. 8. Blair, of the Island city, is hero, meet-
ing many of his interior friends.
E. C. Blake, one of tho llvest, jolliest nnd
most successful commercial tourists that goej
out from Houston, has returned homo to on joy
this, the greatest event of Houston's life.
Dr. J. J. Tobin, of hopatozone farno, with
other able representatives from Austin, has
his autograph at the Hutchins.
J. C. Summers, all the way from Los Palo-
mas, N. M., is here to witness the drill.
Dr. J. Gibson nnd Lawyor J. Holthousand,
of Moscow, are noticed among tho visitors.
Thomas Worlson, of Burton, has headquar-
ters at the Hutchins.
P. Lyons, of Wnco, is also at the Hutchins.
B. II. Screirs and Walter Sykes, of Mont-
gomery, Alj., will watch with eagle's eyes the
drilling. Of ono thing they need not bo
ashamed—tho Montgomery Grays.
J. D. Leroy, of Fort 'Wayne, Ind., is nicely
fixed at the Hutchins.
Major B. H. Norsworthy, a prominout busi-
ness man of Orange, accompanied by his
accomplished wife, are the guests of Mrs.
Miss Mamie Armstrong, of Galveston, is
visiting friends in the city.
Miss Lillian Mott and Rowena Williams, of
Galveston, are expected to attoud the inter-
state drill and are eargerly looked for by
J. S. Martin, Talledaga, Ala., is in tho city.
Wm. P. Gaines and wife, of Austin, are
Miss Bertha Hox, of St. Louis, is enjoying
Frank Madox, Austin, will be found at the
J. C. Clark, a prominent young attorney
from Waco, is doing the interstate drill.
Miss Clara David, a charming young lady
of Waco, is visiting hero during the drill and
stopping with Mrs. Seth B. Strong.
Mr. Jack Carothers, of Waco, is hero.
A special Pullman palace car arrived on tho
Central this morning containing the follow-
ing: Governor John Ireland commander-in-
chief, and tho following staff; Adjutant-gen-
eral King, Colonel II. S. Melvin, A. D. G., aud
wife; Colonel J. T. Dickenson, A. D. (}., and
Brigadier-general A. S. Roberts and staff;
Colonel Wm. P. Guiuos, A. A. A. G., and
wife; Coloael Ed. de Normandie, A. A. I. G.;
Major W. B. Brush, A. Q. M. The following
ladies and gentlemen also occupied this
special car; Miss Mary Evans, Mrs. W. A.
Kyan, Mrs. John Blocker and Miss Swisher,
all of Austin; Mrs. J. P. Maloney nnd Miss
Haix, of St. Louis; Colonel Will Lambert,
Governor P. R. Lubbock, Hon. H. J. Labatt,
Captain A. Faulkner and Mr. F. M. Maddox.
Governor Ireland and staff are quartered at
Mrs. J. P. Maloney is a guest of Mrs. Geo.
Lieutenants W. E. Burkheimor, chairman,
B. H. Randolph and C. B. Saterleo, of the
Third Artillery, are also quartered at tho
Rev. T. B. Lee, rector of St. David's Episco-
pal church, Austin, is here.
Dr. J. J. Tobin, president of the Austin
Street Bailway company, is in the city.
Ex-Lieutenant Ed. Byrnes, Albert Sydney
Johnson and R. L. Haralson, all of Austin,
Four or five representatives of tho Travis
Light Artillery, uniformed, are iq. the city.
W. R., alias Four-eyed Brown, li Austin, is
among the visitors.
Major Seth Mabry, a Kansas City cattle
king, is one of the visitors.
Col. Wm. P. Gaines, of the Austin States-
man, and wife, are here.
Miss Maggie Bowers and the Misses Steiner,
of Austin, are honoring Houston with their
presence during the drill.
The Misses Anderson, of Austin, are here
for the drill.
Misses Nannie Carver and Addie Swisher,
of Austin, are among the visitors.
Miss Mary Evans, of Austin, is here.
Among the newspaper men here to report
and enjoy the drill are Will Lambert, city ed-
itor of the Austin Capital; F. P. Holland, of
the Farm and Ranch; T. D. Wharton, of the
New Orleans Times-Democrat; J. C. McNealus,
Dallas correspondent of the Fort Worth Ga-
Navasota has the following gentlemen" pro-
sent: C. L. Kenlen, A. H. Ketchum, George
D. Neal, A, Lerrin and E. J. Underwood.
W. M. Freeman, Cisco's delegate, is not only
a pleasant gentleman but one who can appre-
ciate a first-class interstate drill.
John G. Winter, Waco, takes his soda with
a little cream and can be found at the Hutch-
Anderson, Grimes county, has seen proper to
send up delegates in the persons of J. P.
Thompson and J. W. Turner.
General W. H. King, of Austin, fares sump-
tuously at tho Hutchins, and has been kept
busy pressing the hands of his many admirers.
Tho city of Austin is also represented by A.
S. Roberts, W. B. Brush, John T. Dickinson,
E. de Normandie, Mrs. JohnBlocke and fam-
A. Thomas, Navasota, is on hand.
J. C. Summers, Las Polomas, N. M., is no-
ticed among tho visitors.
J.W.Mason, Galveston, is to be found at
Miss A. Swisher, of Austin, seems to enjoy
her trip so far very much.
Tho Capitol has Colonel W. H. Sinclair as a
guest. The colonel is viewing with pride the
snccessful completion of the new city railway
R. J. Parsons, ono of Luling's parsons, is on
hand, and of course takes hts'n strait.
W. T. Taylor, of Wharton, listens to the
martial music with rapturous attention.
Captain M. F. Mott, of tho Island city,
mingles with the boys.
C. M. McGoffey, another one of Luling's
most promising young men, enjoys the good
weather, and is pleased with the appearance of
Wm. E. Baker, Palestine; J. Robinson, San
Antonio; Wm. Muney, Orange, havo liead-
auarters at tho Capitol.
J. Scott, Galveston, is at the Capitol.
L. Voss, a Brenbamite, and C. Voss, a Wal-
lerite, take 'em straight and crooked, andjpick
their teeth in front of the Capitol.
T. D. Wells has seen proper to come all tho
way from Asia to attend tho interstate fes-
P. H. Kilpatrick, Jr., of St. Louis, is at tho
The classic city of Rockdale sent R. H.
Hicks. There's no spontaneous combustion
about Hicks, and the good people of Rook-
dale may feel proud to think that they are
able to send such a delegate.
The Hou. H. J. Labatt, Galveston, can lie
found at the Capitol. Tho festivities would bo
somewnat marred without his distinguished
presence, nnd it is well that he is on hand.
Will Lambert, delegate sent from Austin,
enn be found at the Capitol.
A. S, Richardson, who lately resigned the
secretaryship of tho Houston and Texas Cen-
tral railway, gave all tho Central clerks a
delightful blow-out at his rosidonce on
Texas avenue, last night. A royal time
was had and the boys will ever
remember the occasion. If he ever
runs for governor you may count on ono thing,
that is, if he gets enough votes he will ba
Texarkana, one of tho gate cities, is repre-
sented in the person of John W. Mayher. In
fact, thoy are here from all directions.
Louisiana has prosent a worthy represent-
ative in tho person of J. S. Davidson, of Lake
Indiana is represented by Major W. J.
New Orleans is also represented by G. W.
Bryan representatives at tho Capitol: J. S.
Conway, V. B. Hudson aud R. McQueen.
W. L. Bickham, Mrs, L. B. Wood, are from
the city of Dallas; B. A. Dyer, Cisco; and J.
A. Johnston, New Orleans.
Colonel A. B. Kerr, accompanied by his
lady, havo cozy apartments at tho Capitol.
The colonel has lately been elected mayor of
Flatonia, and no doubt will make a creditable
officer. He is a man of means, and also a pro-
gressive, go-ahead sort of fellow. Flatonia
acted wisely in his selection.
Piano sendsoneof her representative citizons
to tho drill—L. W. Oglesby.
Cotulla is creditably represented by T. O.
Mrs. R. C. Russell and daughter have apart-
ments at the Capitol.
C. T. Brooks, of Racine, Wis., is at the Cap-
Cbas. W. Campbell, San Antonio, is present
Flatonia's able and accomplished cotton-
weigher, J. D. Crockett, nccompauiod by his
wife and son, are here. They will visit Gal-
veston before returning home.
Rev. J. J; Clemens, chaplain of tho Light
Gi ard, was in full-dress uniform to-day, and
is recognized as one of the boys.
H Hess, St. Louis, is much pleased with
Houston, and thinks tho drill will be a perfeci
John S. Martin and A. J. L. Daniels, San
Antonio, are here.
A. C. Eideibaeh and J. L. Kerr, rising young
men of Flatonia, are taking in tho sights.
W. A. Royals answers to the roll-call of
Columbus, Ga., is represented by E. G.
Cozey. He is at the Hutchins.
A. Simon, Jr., of Brenham, is on hand.
Dallas is successfully represented in the per-
son of D. K. Merriweather. While in gool
looks he stands at tho head of the class, yet he
is particularly fortunate in possessing winning
qualities that make him friends wherever ho
Mrs. Colonel Andrew Niel, of Austin, is in
Virgil H. Maxcy, of Huntsville, is in attend
ance upon the inter-state drill and takes a deep
interest in the affair. Though comparatively
a young Texan he hus made for himself a rep-
utation as an actor that many would envy,
and furthermore he does not intend to let tho
grass grow undor his feet, but is utilizing his
every energy to fully prepare himself for the
duties that lie before him as an actor. For the
past two seasons he played with Kate Claxton,
Madison Square, No. 2. For the coming sea-
son ho is engaged to play with Carrie SwaiDe,
in Cad, the Tomboy. Mr. Maxcy re-
cently played to delighted audiences in
Waco in tho Lady of'Lyons, he taking the role
of Claude Melnotto. He leaves for New York
Monday. The News wishes him success.
General Sul. Ross, of Waco, has headquar-
ters at the Capital, and he has oxperienci
countless grips by his many friends during tbi
day, the general expression being, " How is
our coming governor?"
Mrs. A. Fiaxman, of Beaumont, is here.
C. N. McGaffey and R. J. Parsons, of Lu-
liug, will take iu Galveston before returning
H. Bradley, Ennis, is present.
Mrs. Charles L. Fetchett, the estimable wife
of Rev. C. L. Fetchett, of Paris, is visiting
Houston during the drill. She is accompanied
by her blessed little baby.
Quito a number of Alabamians are in tho
Mr. E. Sommers reports to a News commis-
sioner that during the street parade this morn-
ing his pockets were relieved of $30. Let
others take warning.
The ladies of the Presbyterian church, as
announced in yesterday's News, have made
ample and complete arrangements to entertain
nil of the city's guests in the spacious park of
Mrs. A. C. Allen, Main street, between Capitol
and Rusk. A News commissioner visited
their beautifully decorated grounds, and was
pleased beyond expression. You can get a
substantial meal at reasonable rates, and all
tlie delicacies the heart could crave.
The following ladies will be found in charge,
nnd will gladly serve any who will honor them
with their presence: Mrs. George Kidd, pre-
sident, and Mrs. Bagby, general superintend-
ent. The ice-cream department is under the
supervision of Mrs. Blake and Usher. Fancy
department, Mrs. Stacey. This accomplished
lady has gone to great trouble to prepare sou-
venirs of the drill, all of which are tastofully
and elegantly finished. They can be had at a
nominal price. The lunch department is un-
der the immediate supervision of Mrs. Rich-
Refreshments and dinner department will
be presided over by Mrs.Langdon, Mrs. Blake,
Mrs. Connell and Miss Vincent.
Horticultural department under tho personal
management of Mrs. Byers, one of Houston's
noted horticulturists. Here are to be found
potted plants and every conceivable variety
Miss Nettie Stacey gracefully presides at
the cigar stand, and will be pleased to servo
the gentlemen who indulge in the weed.
Tho Presbyterian cook-book department is
presided over by all of the ladies.
Tho following accomplished young ladies,
among others, are to be found on the grounds,
ready to wait on those who may favor the
ladies with acall: Misses Mamie Bagby, Eloise
Zabbo, Julia Junkin, Bessie Bagby, Emma
Miss Farrar, of St. Louis, sister-in-law of
Mr. F. M. Langdon, is also assisting the ladies.
The patronage extended to-day has been
auite satisfactory to those in charge.
Taking effect May 1, the Sunset system cut
down the salaries of all employes in tho gen-
eral office who receive over $75 per month,*10
per cent., besides discharging quite a number.
At a meeting of the board of representa-
tives of the Houston fire department last
night, W. H. Coyle was re-elected for the
third term chief of the fire department. J, Gf.
Geisberg, of Mechanic No, 6, was elected
first assistant chief, and Joseph Clede, of
Stonewall No. 3, second assistant.
Betting on tho Washington Guards is quite a
ccmmon custom this evening. Look out for
some honors for Galveston when the prizes ara
Largo crowds are arriving by every train
and large numbers ara oxpocted to-morrow.
Hon. W. L. Douglass, of Beaumont, is in the
city. Mr. Douglass was one of the hard-work-
ing members of the Eighteenth Legislature,
and the announcement that he intends to pro-
mote himself to tbo Senate next time has
gratified his friends.
Lieutenant-Colonel J. C. Turner, of tha
Fourth infantry, is on hand, and as usual is
generally surrounded by hosts of friends.
Colonel B. F. Smith, of Cleburne, now com-
manding the Cleburne Light Guard, and re-
cently olected colonel of tho Fourth infantry,
is one of the most popular and at the same
time efficient and competent officers in camp.
Lieutenants Williams and Cleveland, of the
Cleburne Light Guard, are among tho best-
looking soldiers and strictest disciplinarians
on the ground.
Messrs. Mark and William Weiss, repre-
sentative men of Beaumont, are in tho city.
Mr. Jesse Zeigler and wife have returned
here from Galveston to enjoy the drill fes-
W. P. Ferguson, a genial representative of
Hearne, is here.
Mr. H. F. Gilletto and daughter Miss Willie,
of Cedar Bayou, are enjoying the sights.
Mr. George W. Cleveland, of Waco, a well-
known representative man, is here for tha
Mr. F. P. Ifilleen, of tho Gulf, Colorado and
Santa Fe road, is here.
Captain R. B. Talfor is in tho city.
Mr. Joseph E. Cobb, city editor of the In-
dianapolis Times, is in tho city with the Rich-
Messrs. J. W. Mitchell, James A. Baker, Jr.,
Moses Garnett, C. Anson Jones, O. T. Holt,
Mr. Cannon, II. G. Seeligson, H. T. D. Wilson
and Dr. D. F. Stuart have been appointed a
sub-commiteee to see that young ladies accom-
panying various commands are suitably enter-
The Columbus (Ga.) Guards colebrated their
scmi-centenary anniversary on April 28.
Among the Colnmbus (Ga.) Guards are four
men who wear badges as the best drilled men
in that State. They are: Ed. Burns, Lawson
Kimbrough, Goodman and Connally.
Colonel R. Rutherford has been appointed
colonel commanding the militia, force now in
Houston, and as such is in charge of the en-
tire military now in encampment.
The military camp at the grounds has been
named Camp Clevoland, in honor of Houston's
representative citizen, W. D. Cleveland.
Mr. Tom Pattison, of tho Light Guard, has
been assigned to duty in charge of the milita-
ry headquarters on Main street.
Uncle Frank Lubbock is on hand, growing
young, as usual. It can be set down as a dead
certainty that Uncle Frank will not die for
years to come, so aspirants for tho guardian-
ship of the cash balance can rest in peace.
Uncle Frank can not bo beaten while he lives,
and it is questionable if he will ever die.
Governor Ireland left for Seguin this even-
ing, but will return to-morrow night. Gen-
eral Ross also left for his McLennan county
home. The distinguished statesmou did not
meet while here.
Hon. H. J. Labatt, of Galveston, is mingling
pretty freely with the throng. Mr. Labatt is
now grand chancellor of the Knights of Py-
thias of the State, an honor to which ho is en-
titled and a position which he is eminently
calculated to fill with ability and precision. It
is reported, by the way, that Mr. Labatt as-
pires to the senatorial position vacated by
Frank Killeen, of the Santa Fe, perhaps tha
brightest railroad man in Texas, left for home
The arrival of the State Press association is
looked for with interest. When Claiborne and
Sterett kiss and make friends every person
here longs to be a witness.
Colonel Will Lambert, an Austin journalist,
is doing the encampment in citizen dress.
Will's mustache, however, is endowed with
the regulation military fancy.
Tho soldiers' camp at the Fair grounds ha3
been named Cleveland camp in honor of Mr.
W. D. Cleveland, of this city.
The Sharon Case.
San Francisco, May 6.—Expert Hyde, who
has had for several days the celebrated Shar-
on-Hill marriage contract under microscopical
examination, testified to-day that he had dis-
covered the said plaintiff's handwriting in the
contract differed from her handwriting in
other exhibits. Seventeen words in the con-
tract had been changed, scratched and rewrit-
ten. In one place thejword " of" had been
changed in wife. The ink used in rewriting
was different from the original ink. The ink
used in the words " William Sharon " and Ne-
vada was not the same used in writing tha I
document. The plaintiff previously testified
the wrote the document in Sharon's office, at
his dictation, and he signed it immediately
Particulars of Ford's Death.
Kansas City, May 6.—The Journal's Rich-
mond special says: The suicide of Charles
Ford created quite a stir in the community.
He was stopping at his father's near town.
Early this afternoon he went to his room and
soon after was found lying on a bed
with a bullet wound through his'
heart, a 45-caliber pistol lying beside him.
There are several theories as to the cause of
the suicide. One was remorse of conscience;
ono on account of ill-health; third, perhaps
apprehensive that Frank James would soon ba
at liberty and would take revenge for Jesse's
death. The coroner's jury found that the de-
ceased was an habitual morphine eater. He left
no letter, nnd appeared in his usual spirits this
Opening the IVew Exchange.
New York, May 6.—Members of tho Pro-
duce excliango gathered in the old building
this morning, and, after formal leave-taking,
marched in a drenching rain to the new ex-
change building. Here, after prayer, Mayor
Edson presented the building to President
Herrick, who accepted it on behalf of the ex-
change. Chauncey M. Depew thenj extended
his congratulations. Algernon S. Sullivan
nnd officers of the other exchanges mado ad-
drosses, and tho ceremony of opening the new
Produce exchange ended. Tho rain and clos-
ing of the Marine bank interfered very much
with tho anticipated pleasure of tho day.
Cotton Heed ('rushers Association.
St. Louis, May 0.—The Cotton Seed Crush-
ers association met at the Southern hotel, ex-
President Aldridge, of Now Orleans, in the
chair. Fifty-three representatives of mills
operated in the Southern States were present.
Eighteen new mills wero reported, making a
total of 122 on tho roster of the association.
A rule was adopted admitting only one repre-
sentative for each mill on the floor of the con-
vention, which then went into executive ses-
Cotton Mill Hold.
Augusta, Ga., May 6.—The Sumnervilla
cotton mill wns sold at receiver's sale to-day
by deed of assignment from George P. Curry.
The mill contains I1T00 spindles. It was pur-
chased by Charles H. Phinesy, president of tho
Augusta factory, for ?08,000,
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