The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 44, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 7, 1884 Page: 4 of 12
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THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, WEDNESDAY. MAY 7, 1884.
ROBERTS OR ROSS?
A MONKK l\l>EMA\D.
Tito II <!km Kotim—A <'imi|uiriNiin—For Attomey-
(.cik iiiI l'dllilcal l>rin_Elc.
(To the News.1
Fokt Worth, May 1884.—Poisons who
hnTe < nrs to hear can not fail to discern the
fact that nowadays much is being s»id about
the present state of affairs, politically, that ex-
ists in Texas. You can lmrdiy meet a prom-
inent man in state affairs but who will, ere
the close of the conversation, revert to the
question, " What do you think of the Marion
Martin interview in Thk Galveston News?"
"■What's your idea of the laud board ac-
tic nr" " What is Gibbs's chance tor lieuten-
rnt-governor? 'and many just such oxpres-
sioi s. There is no gainsaying the fuct that the
f< arless attitude The News has assumed rela-
tive to the present administration h:is caused
a grtat deal of thinking and talking, and as a
general rule when the dear people are brought
fare to face w ith existing facts and are tnado
to think over the whys and wherefores, action,
< omplete ind effective, is hound to result. The
recent interviews as published by The News
have aroused the people, including the poor
politicians, from their lethargy and the faiut-
est v hisper emanating from a prospective can-
didate for governor or lieutenant-governor is
heard and is discussed with no little interest,
especially by the " ins." The writer has had
occasion to traverse a large scope of territory
in TexaB of late, and the casual reader would
hardly realize the extent and force of the dis-
cussions that have taken place bearing upon
the qualities of the present administration and
those w ho aspire to steer the ship of state into
a port of perfect peace. The people of Texas
as a class, keep themselves well posted concern-
ing state and national affairs; more so, per-
haps, than most people imagine. You can
scarcely visit a home 111 the rural districts but
vou find the head of the family taking
The Galveston Weekly News and sever ii
first-class Western and Northern journals. We
venture the assertion that the people of Texai,
as a general rule, are a better read people than
of any State in the Union. Hence, the actions
and doings of our public officials are not hid
under a bushel, but are known and read of by
all men. Even some of the rural newspajwrs
have undertaken to dictate political sentiment
for a favorite, when in truth the dear people
entertained quite a different feeliug from that
attributed to them. For instance, it was the
writer's pleasure to mingle quite freely with
the citizenship of Wise county recently. The
Decatur Tribune, edited by" Colonel Hootb,
from issue to issue would publish editorial
items to the effect that Governor Ireland was
the choice of the people of Wise county, etc.,
and everything published seemed to in-
dicate that there was a tremendous
boom in old Wise county for the
present gubernatorial incumbent. My expe-
rience with the aforesaid citizenship failed*to
detect any such enthusiasm on the part of the
people, and hence, in a conversation with a
prominent lawyer of Decatur, hs whispered
into my ear, softly yet distinctly: " You see,"
he said, "Governor Ireland thinks a great
deal of our aspiring friend Booth. It is re-
marked of Ireland that be said that Booth was
one among a thousand, and of more service to
him than the entire legislature." Aud in re-
turn, of course, Colonel Booth feels kindly to-
wel d the present executive. The lawyer in
question—who, by the way, is a great friend
of the colonel—merely remarked, in way of
explanation: " Well, sir, the truth is these
papers simply nozzle public sentiment, ami
jou are left to conjecture as to the true politi-
cal status of the people." We venture the
assertion that, if any one in Wise county or
in that section of the State will take the
trouble to canvass among the stock and agri-
cultural element, leaving out those
folitlcians who are allowed a nibhlo
at the state crib, it will be
ascertained beyond a doubt that a change in
the present administration is desirable and
Urging'v wished for, the newspapers to the
contrary. Not only is this the case in Wise
I ut unfortunately in other sections visited. To
fbow more clearly the drift of political senti
II int which obtains the writer will here repro
•luce the succinct remarks npon the present state
<it affairs lhat occurred in a conversation with
Judge J. A. Carroll, of Denton. We found
him a courteous, genial gentleman, while
Lot desiring to talk too much about the condi
tic n of affairs yet was explicit in everything
he had to say. The judge, as best wa could
learn, is not interested in politics, personally,
his entire time being occupied in attending to
his ranch affairs, the ranch being situated
i< me fourteen miles northwest of Donton, and
he being largely interested in the Exchange
National bank, of Denton—both interests sure
to keep him busy, leaving but little time to
political matters. Withal, however, he is not
unmindful of the affairs of state, but
with an eagle's eye lie scans the political
horizon and discerns that all is not well. Dur-
ing the late war he was major of Charles Da
M ore's regiment, and afterward was judge of
the Tenth Judicial district.
" Well, judge," began the writer, " I sup-
pose you have heard of the land board at Aus-
tin, have jou not?" With a knowing twinkle
cf the eye and a smile that is his peculiar own,
the judge gave us a long, steady look and,
after a moment's reflection, as if to weigh
f-ach word about to be uttered, he re-
plied: "Well, yes, rather; and I might just
as wril remark thnt the policy now being pur-
sued by the said board is weak—very weak
indeed. Ail of this talk about realizing reve-
nue from the grass for the education of the
children is all bosh, and only done for effect
by designing politicians." He said that it
seemed to be the desire of the board to let the
grass rot rather than let the cattle use the
same. He was for free grass. He did not
propose to build fences and to have
his cowboys herd his cattle anl
keep them from eating grass. If a person
e'efires to protect his grass let him fence it,
like the farmers in the State fence their crops.
Hereiteiated the statement that this cry of
the children's grass was all a fraud, and use!
only for the purpose of political demagogigm
by scheming politicians, who wanted to ap-
pear over honest toward the dear people and
their rights. If the board could sell the lands
to either fanner or stockman let the board do
to, but there was no use to let grass lie aud
lot rather than let the cattle use the same. It
wa'the cowooy who was the forerunner of
civilization, and they had done and are doing
a great deal for the advancement of the coun-
try. The judge also thought it was a sense-
less cry about monopolies aud syndicates com-
ing into the State and developing the country.
Where would Texas be to-day if but for the
use of thene agencies, so necessary for the de-
velopment of new countries? Look at Texas,
today—a perfect net-work of railroads;
creditable cities npon a thousand hills;
the land alive with fanners and mechanics,
and improved cattle ranches upon our plains.
Look at the great father of waters, the Missis-
sippi river. The "government plan, supposed
to be in the interest of the dear people, had to
le abandoned and a syndicate, with James B.
Eads at the head, tock the matter of securing
tlet p water in hand, and deep water was se-
emed. On w ith the investment of capital and
the foimation of syndicates, and in a few
jcurs Texas will hardly know herself, such
will be the improvement on every hand."
"What have you got to say about our pre-
test governor ami his administration?"
"Well, sir," said the free-grass banker, "I
think Ireland's administration has been toler-
ably fair. There are plenty of men in Texas
vi fco could make better governors, and at the
Trr-e tijae there are some who could not do
quite so weii. I am i.r.t, however, an admirer
of him pud his course."
Just here the judge leaned forward, with
tent elbows, on the car seat, and
with a long, steady gaze, as though peering
into futurity, emphatically said: " The Moses
lhat could lead the children successfully out of
the wilderness is, in my humble opinion, ex-
G&vemcr Roberts. Let North and East Texas
decide on Roberts and a mighty shout would
resound throughout the land, and it would be
his pole that would pluck the persimmon."
"How is the general feeling in your sec-
tion about Ireland <"
"The cattlemen of North Texas are op-
posed to him, and farmeis als . Even at
the Dallas Stockmen's convention a resolution
was about to be offered denouncing him, but,
after much persuasion, it wai not offered."
"What do you think of the Hon. Marion
Mm lin as a suitable candidate for governor?"
" I hardly think my Navarro friend the man
for tho place."
"Incase the old alcalde won't have tho
office, who, then, is your next choice?
"I think Sul Ross, of Waco, the strong-
est man who tins been mentioned.
He has a greater boom now for
governor than ho may imagine, audit his
l'uiiie is brought before the convention at
Houston he will make things lively for the
present administration managers. He thought
Ross wanted to be governor, but did not like
to come out just at this time for fear it would
hamper his gubernatorial chances horeafcer."
In the course of the writer's pilgrimage, he
had the pleasure of meeting with several pro-
minent gentlemen of Waco, the home of Gen
ernl Sul Ross. If we mistake not, they are
representative legal lights of the Central city
and warm personal friends of General Ross,
and w hat they had to say would amount al-
most to authority. Ireland and Ross are per-
sonal friends, and the latter does not desire to
antagonize tho present governor, and hence Is
not a candidate. However, these same friends
claim that it is none of Ross's business to say
what be should do in tho premises, f he is
the choice of the people it is his duty, friend-
ship or no friendship for Ireland or' anybody
else, to serve tho people as the
people may dictate. In such ati
emergency General Ross could not refuse to
become a candidate, neither would Governor
lieland harbor any ill-will toward his friend
General Ross. It would not be Ross vs. Ire-
land, but the people vs. the present adminis-
tration. And at the proper time, if he is so
chosen, he w ill present his line of policy with
no uncertain sound. We are told that General
Ross has never authorized any one to state that
he w ould not accept the position if te!*lored
him. It is in order first for it to be tondered
before he is expected to reject it.
General Ross's position reminds the writer of
the young lady who wanted to get married.
She went to her mother seeking advice, the
mother's reply was, " My daughter, your old
mother bus had considerable experience and it
is n serious and solemn thing to be married."
The aspiring daughter departed and
took the matter under violent consid-
eration. After a time she returned
to her mother and said: " Mother, I have been
thinking the matter over, and have reached
the conclusion that while it is a solemn thing
to be married, yet it is much more solemn not
to be married." Perhaps tho writer would not
miss it far to venture the assertion that General
Ross realizes it is a solemn thing to be gover-
nor, yet to run and bo beaten is much more
solemn. In the meantime, however, we would
suggest that General Ross is in the hands of his
While the writer realizes that this epistle is
already too long, yet he would mention the
fact that Attorney-Generil Templeton had
better look to his laurels, as mention is being
made concerning the probable candidacy of
Colonel E. J. Sirupkins. of Corsicaua, for the
attorney-generalship. Colonel Simpkius no
doubt could make a good run.
TIIE llltill SCHOOL IX ITS RELATION TO
BV EUSTACE C. F1TZ,
President of the Boston Board of Trade.
I Extracts Compiled from the Journal of Education,1
In its broadest sense business includes every
occupation or employment pursued for liveli-
h( odor gain, whether agricultural, mechani-
cal, commercial or professional. For the pur-
poses of this discussion 1 shall consider tho
word busiuess only in its limited sense, as hav-
ing application to such callings as are directly
related to commerce and trade, including
banking, insurance, transportation, and the
like. ***** ** *
Among some professional men there is an idea
that tho business man requires comparatively-
little brain; that business goes itself. As Wil-
liam Hazlitt puts it, " Business men are mere
machines. They are put in a go-cart, yoked
to fortune's wheel; all they have to do is to
let things take their course. Keep what you
have, take all you can get, seize every oppor-
tunity for promoting your own interest, and
you will become a first-class merchant."
One can not help wondering what
ecmpany this essayist had been keeping,
or what had become of lis powers
of observation. To be sure ho was born a cen-
tury ago, but did he not know that Tyre,
Athens, Corinth, Carthage, Alexandria, Ve-
nice and Genoa, Amsterdam and London,
those great thriving cities, owed their prosperi-
ty largely to the genius aud enterprise of
In thejfe clays of steam and electricity, whan
interstate and international traffic have taken
en such huge proportions, when many single
business enterprises require tens of millions of
capital and the highest order of administra-
tive ability, it needs lie argument to prove
that in business the best intellects may find
ample scope for their powers. * * * *
As to the importance of the mercantile class
to the community, it may be said that the
merchant is indispeusable. In the nature of
things, the producer and the consumer can not
alw ays come together. They find it profitable
and convenient to employ" tho middleman.
With his capital the trader relieves the farmer
and manufacturer of their products. He ran-
sacks the world for a market and a customer,
and as he goes calls in 'he services of the
broker, the insurance company, the banker,
and the various lines of transportation. lie
exchanges the commodities of one part of the
world for another, bringing all nations into
relationship, thus enabling all to live better
and at less cost.
Commerce carries civilization and enlarges
the domain of literature, science and religion.
Wherever the trader goes, he is soon followed
by the schoolmaster, the clergyman, the doe-
tor and the lawyer. You can not do without
the merchant. Considering, then, that the
number of our youths who engage in the
intellectual requirements for, and the impor-
tance to mankind of, trade and commerce,
w bat is the true mission of the high school to
the commercial class? Can the high school do
anything to change the figures which are con-
sta'ntly paraded before us in the newspapers,
of which the following ia a specimen, taken
from a recent issue:
" It is enough to cause a decided croeping of
the flesh to contemplate how small a percent-
age of business men succeed. It is ascertained
by statistics kept during periods of twenty to
forty years, that of every 100 persons in busi-
ness in Cincinnati, 90 die poor; of every 100
persons in business in Boston, 95 die poor; of
every 100 persons in business in Now York, 98
die poor; of every 100 persons in business in
Philadelphia, 99 die poor. The causes assigned
for failures are: 60 per cent, fail from living
beyond their means; 30 per cent, fail from
cutsidc speculation; 10 per cent, fail from
trading beyond their capital; 10 per cent, fail
from neglect in book-keeping and too much
crediting; 5 per cent, fail from natural shrink-
age in values."
How much truth there is in this statement
it would be difficult to determine. Over
against it should be placed the more reliable
statement that, of all the persons engaged in
business in the United States in the year 1883,
one in every 94 failed, and the rest .pai l their
debts. It should also be remembered that,
notwithstanding tho many disastei'3, the
wealth of the world is accumulated by business
men; that they and their capital open up the
great highways of travel and traffic,
build our cities and contribute largely
to the support of educational and
charitable institutions. Nevertheless, it
still remains that a great proportion of men
in business do fail at some time or other, ami
f he fact may well engage tho at mention of the
wise and thoughtful. Not all the causes of
failure are mentioned ia the list given. The
writer names extravagance, speculation, over-
trailing, over-crediting, and shrinkago. He
might, with truth, have added intemperance,
laziness, want of business talent or training,
and also the unavoidable causes, such as sick-
ness. fires, floods, tornedoes, dishonesty, or
failure of others, etc.
But one of the chief causes of failure is un-
found in ignorance—igno-
rance of the laws and principle* on ".vhtch
successful business must be conducted, igno-
rance of book-keeping, of merchandise, of
markets, of finance, of human nature; igno-
rance of the rocks and shoals anel currents
which endanger a business craft and hiuder or
prevent a prosperous voyage; ignorance, too,
of the danger-signals anel buoys which mark
these perilous places where thousands have
already come to grief, whose fate should serve
as a lesson and a warning.
You put a man into the pulpit or at the bar
or in the school-room without any training,
and let him undertake to preach or practice
or teach, and he will prove a miserable fail-
ure. But under tho present system these
places are open to those only whose abilities
are-duly certified to. Into business life, how-
ever, uien rush with no certificate and nothing
in the w ay of qualification for the calling on
which a certificate could bo based. Without
business talent or training or foresight they
buy and sell, but got no gain. Only failure
can be looked for in such cases.
Education is defined as " that series of in-
struction and discipline which is intended to
enlighten the understanding, correct thotoiu-
per. anel form the manners and habits of
youth." Its object is to fit for usefulness. A
business uian should have his faculties devel-
oped and his mind informed. His ambition
sin uhl be to carry on business with success and
secure the most useful position possible in so-
ciety. You have done a great serviee to a
youth, even if you only teach him to earn his
own living. The ability to be self-supporting
removes him from tho ranks of beggars and
paupers. It engenders self-respoct, aud enti-
titles him to the respect of his neighbors. But
you have done him a far nobler service whou,
in addition to this, you inspire him with an
ambition to possess not only wealth but gener-
al information und culture, with a high pur-
rose to s< rve his day anel generation aud make
the most of his powers and opportunities.
The fecrets of a successful business career
are to be fouuel in the individual, and not in
the business. Nothing is more common than
to bear an anxious parent declare that he
wants his sou to go into a certain busiuess be-
cause it is a good one. Some kinds of business
m o perhaps better than others, but a good man
in a poor business will succeed far better than
n poor one in the best. If you dissect a ilrst-
clnss merchantyou will find integrity, sagacity,
foresight and industry as the chief character-
istics. Take one of New York's eminent men,
for example. His business motto, engraved on
his finger-ring, was, "Keep busy and mind
your chances." In that you find industry,
foresight (on the watch for opportunities to
make money or to guurel against loss), aud
sagacity or found judgment by which to recog-
nize a chance when it came in sight, aud
make the most of it. " He built up a great
business, w ith connections in all parts of the
world, and was an autocrat in the dry gooels
trade, but when he died his business crum-
bled," showing w hat the man was to the busi-
Amos Lawrence possessed the same quali-
ties. He guarded against avarice by groat
benefactions, and by daily reference to his
motto, which, written on his pocket-book, was,
" Character before wealth," and his lifeaflords
on example of the highest type of merchants.
In educating for a business life the aim should
be to produce the very best specimens of the
class, high-minded, sagacious and prudent
men, w hose names shail stand as synomymsof
integrity and enterprise, and whose influence
upon society shall be always elevating.
"Again, why not call the attention of the stu-
dent to the importance of studying human na-
ture? There are many business men who fail
for w ant of ability to read character well. The
world is bountifully supplied with thieves and
bummers, who get their living by preying upon
the upright. Baron Rothschild remarked that
" it lakes great boldness and caution to ac-
• cumulate a fortune, and ten times as much wit
tind wisdom to keep it." As soon as a man
gets a dollar, at least three men try to got it
away from him. Not always, indeed, but
usually, these pests of society can be detected
when once their characteristics are learnod.
Teach the pupil, then, to be on the watch for
the sig'is of good anel bad character, and teach
him what thosesigns are. You may thus, per-
haps, prevent him from waking some morning
to find himself a beggar through fraud or over-
confidence in human nature.
In some way or other pupils ought to bo
taught the teii commandments of business, of
which the following may serve as a specimen;
1. Thou shalt have no other occupation be-
2. Thou shalt not make unto thyself laws,
for the laws are written and unchangeable;
but thou shalt give diligent heed to my laws,
and keep and obev them.
3. Remember thy promises, and keep them
4. Six days shalt tliou labor aud do all thy
5 Thou shalt not speculate.
0. Thou shalt not lie nor steal.
7. 1 hou shalt not bo extravagant.
8. Thou shalt not be avaricious.
9. Thou shalt not put rum into thy mouth to
steal nway thy brains.
10. Thou shalt covet. Thou shalt "covet
earnestly the best gifts," sagacity, prudence,
foresight, perseverance, alertness, order, ac-
curacy, thoroughness anel whatever is honor-
able and above reproach.
T hese commandments might be enforced in
detail. The first would teach tho loarnor that
he must stick to his business, keep to the road,
aud not be diverted by side issues. The second
would call his attention to inexorable laws
which can not be defied with impunity. The
law of demand and supply, for example, he
would discover, is, in the long run, more than
a match for unfair combination or monopoly
—and so on. The third would impress the im-
portant lesson of punctuality. The fourth
"teaches the gospel of hard work, that "the
w orld belongs to the energetic," and that no
idler may expect to reach tho busiuess man's
kingdom of heaven. The fifth would notify
him beforehand of the pitfalls and quagmires
that lure the unwary on to destruction; of the
many tempting sc hemes for speculation that
look, as the mule diel to the boy, so very gentle
in front, but which turn out so awfully wild
The sixth inculcates the prime lesson of all,
namely, integrity. That " honesty is the best
policy," apart from any moral obligation, has
long since baen proved to be true. The inan
who can be relied upon is worth his weight in
gold in any connuuuity Tho seventh com-
manelment, " thou shalt not be extravagant,"
lays the ax at the root of the tree; for elid not
our statistics say that one-half of all the fail-
ures result from living beyond our means?
Eighth, "thou sha.lt, not be avaricious;"
obedience to this guards against over-trading,
over-crediting, excessive borrowing, anxiety
to be rich, overwork, with all their terrible
Ninth, "thou shalt not put rum into thy
mouth to steal away thy brains." No elo-
quence of statement is adequate to the descrip-
tion of the havoc yearly created in the ranks
of business men by this destroyer, and there
ought to be no failure in pressing this point
upon the attention of tho young.
Tenth, "thou shalt covet "every business
virtue, and shun every vice.
A Dream (if on African Empire.
(New York State Negro Organ.]
Tropical Africa coutains what the world
calls wants. It is a country of exhaustless
resources. This will lead to humane inter-
course with foreign lands, the introduction of
improved agricultural and manufacturing
implements, steam engiues, railroads, print-
ing presses, machines, und the thousand pro-
cesses and appliances by which the comfort,
progress and usefulness of mankind are se-
cured. Growth and development will come
from within, not from without. The spirit of
modern progress will be Africanized. People
of the same blood, dwelling together on the
same soil, having the same aimes, aspirations,
and interests, will unite and move on
in the same lines. A great mind will be
the product of tho changes and growths that
are even now taking place in tropical Africa.
Influences will go out of Liberia anel Sierra
Leone that will give shapo to such a political
possibility as an African empire. Perhaps the
great African general and statesman may
come out of one or the other of these two
countries. Many a man has been laughed at
as a dreamer, whose dreams have come to pass
n living realities. Truly has it been said,
' The evolutions of facts are sometimes
tranger than the romance of fiction." The
Bible contains the prophecy, "Ethiopia shall
suddenly stretch forth her hand unto God."
We believe that this prophecy shall be ful-
filled. Influences will work as leaven in a
lump until an African empire shall suddenly
arise among the Ethiopians, and men will cry,
" A nation is born in a day."
A ftrah-fthell Barometer.
T 1>a so'ithornmost province of Chili comprises
the Chiloe Indian, on which a remnant of the
Araucanian islands still exists, in a population
of whites,Indians and mixed. There is so much
moist and wet weather on these islands that
the jirognostications are mainly directed to
tell the fair weather. The natives use a curi-
ous instrument for this purpose, known as the
Barometro Araucano. It is the exuviated or
cast-off shell of an Anomuran crab, probably
of the genus Lithodes. This dead shell is pecu-
liar y sensitive to atmospheric ch ingo. In dry
weather it remains nearly white, but with the
approach of moisture small rod spots appear
on the shell, increasing in number aud size
with the increase of humidity, until the rain
comes, when the shell becomes all reel, and re
tains this color throughout the wet season.
Mr. Pngehnrt, of Milwood, Va., has in-
vented a steam carriage which runs aloug
noiselessly at the rate of twelve or fifteen
Mr. Hogan, an aeronaut, mndo n balloon
trip in Michigan the other dav, and for the
whole 100 miles of tho voyago the ail'-ship's
course w us in the exact form of the letter W.
Mr. Carlisle's election to the speakership has
given so much satisfaction to English export-
ers that they have introduced " Carlisle pat-
terns" into tho wares they soiul over tor
Dr. Samuel Theobald, of Baltimore, in a
recent lecture, saiel that of the 945 blind per-
sons living in Maryland, one-half would not
have lost their sight if they hail been promptly
anel properly treated.
The Rev. J. V. Hickmott, of St. Joseph, Mo.,
has imported largo quantities of red filberts,
Kent cobnuts and English wnlnuts to scatter
free through Missouri. He expects to be
thanked by tho boys anil girls for many gen-
erations yet to live.
Rev. C. Harrison, of Allegany county. New
York, was lately expelled from tho MeLho II <t
conference for having preached a serai > i
against immediate sanctillcation. Since tli ■ i
he lias become insane, and his frienels have
entered suit against the conference for dam-
Mr. Ninimo. chief of the bureau of statistics,
has submitted to the secretary of the treasury
a report in regard to the operations of the
tariff act of March !), 1883, showing that that
act caused a reduction of about 0 per cent,
in the average ad valorem rate of duty on
George Bancroft, the historian, boasts that
he can work more hours a day at his desk
than much younger men are able to do. He
is shortly to leave Washington to look after
his rose garden at Newport, but bo will carry
his almost completed revision of his history
The Philadelphia Times figures up 303 votes
for Arthur, 255 for Blaine, 40 for Logau, (58
for Edmunds, 37 for Sherman, :Hi for Harrison,
12 for Hawley, 14 for Sabin, 18 for Fairchild,
38 doubtful on first ballejt, but thinks it not at
all unlikely that Grant or Lincoln will conn
in and distance the field.
A lady who was a companion to Patti for
about sixteen years in the early part of her
career, is about to give the worlel the expe-
riences and remiuiscenses of that part of hsr
life. The book is to be publishe 1 in Vienna.
Arrangements are In progress, bowovor, for
its issue almost simultaneous in several lan-
A little over forty years ago Colonel J. J.
Warner, of Los Angeles, Cal., made a visit to
his old home in Mobile. While there he made
q speech in which he said the next time he
came it would be by rail. The romark was
copied in the papers and was everywhere re-
garded as a joke or the fancy of an enthusiast.
On his arrival in New Orleans the other day
without change of cars, he called the attention
of his friends to the ulleged joko, which was
good for the drinks all round.
The widow of Marshal Suchet, Duke of Al-
bufera, died in Paris the other day at the age
of ninety odd years. She was married when
Joseph Bonaparte was king of Spain, anel re-
ceive ei from him as a wedding gift one of the
splendid hotels next to the British embassy in
Paris. In the military correspondence of Na-
poleon I we find tho following letter, dated
Paris, December 5, 1811, and addressed to Ber-
thier: "My Cousin: Write to Marshal Suchet
to complain that his wife carries on a corre-
spondence with Mme. de Saliguy, in which sho
speaks of what happens in the army; that these
details should not ocetur in a letter of u.lady,
who ought to be acquainted neither with the
number of troops nor their movements, wdio
should speak merely of her health, and that is
all." It is curious to think of the Duchess
d'Alhufera surviving this for seventy throe
Elephant* as Burglars.
A writer on tho elephant gives the following
account of an attack by wild olephants upon
a grain depot iu the Island of Ceylon: A
smell body of sepojs—stationed at an outpost
at Fort deGalle, to protect a granary contain-
ing a large quantity of rice—was suddenly re-
move d, in order to quiet some unruly villagers
a few miles distant, who had set our authori-
ties at deflbnee. Two of our party happened
to be on the spot at the moment. No sooner
hnd the sepoys withdrawn thau a herd of wild
elephants, w jich had been long noticed in the
neighborhood, made their appearance in front
of the granary. They had been preceded by a
scout, which returned to tho herd,
and having, no doubt satisfied them,
in a languige which to them needed
no interpreter, that the coast was
clear, they advanced at a brisk pace toward
the building. When they arrived within a
few yards of it, quite in martial or ler, they
made a sudden stand, und began deliberate-
ly to reconnoitre the object of their at-
tack. Nothing could be more wary and
methodical than their proceedings. The
walls of the granary were of solid stonework,
very thick, anel the only opening into tho
building was in tho terraced roof, to which
the ascent was by a ladder. On tho approach
of the elephants, the two astonished sp3Cta-
tors clambered up into a lofty banvati tree, in
order to escape mischief, and there watched
their proceedings. Had there been a door to
the granary, all difficulty of obtaining an
entrance would have instantly vanished; but
four thick brick walls were obstacles which
seemed at once to defy both the strength and
sagacity of these dumb robbers. Nothing
daunted by the magnitude of tho difficulty
which they had to surmount, they successively
began their operations at the angles of the
building. A large male elephant, with tusks
of immense proportions, labored for some
tiire to make an impression; but aitccr a white
his strength was expended, and lie retired.
'J he next in size and strength then advanced,
anel exhausted his exertions, with no botter
success. A third then came forward, an I ap-
plying those tremendous levers with which his
jaws were armed, and which ho wielded with
such prodigious might, he at length succeelod
in dislodging a brick.
An opening once made, other elephants ad-
vanced, when an entrance was soon obtained,
sufficiently large: to admit the determined ma-
rauders. As the whole herd could not be ac-
commodated at once, they divieled into small
bodies of three or four. One of them entered,
and when they hadtaken their fill they retired,
and their places were immediately supplied by
the next in waiting, until the' whole herd,
upward of twenty, hail made a full meal. By
this time a shrill sound was heard from one of
the elephants, which was readily un-
derstood, when those in the building
immediately rushed out and joined their
companions. One of the first division, after
retiring from the granary, had acted as senti-
nel while the rest were enjoying the fruits of
their sagacity anel perseverance. He had so
stationed himself as to be enableel to observe
the advance of un enemy from any quarter,
and, upon perceiving tho troops as they re-
turned from the village, he sounded the signal
of retreat, when the whole herd, flourishing
their trunks, moved rapidly into the jungle.
The soldiers, on their return, found that the
animals had devoured the greater part of the
rice. A ball from a field piece was discharged
at them in their retreat; but they only wagged
their tails as if in mockery, and soon disap-
peared in the recesses of their native forests.
El Mnhdl'a Trlckm
An Austrian dealer in wild animals, writing
from Kassala to Vienna, gives some inforraa-
tie.n about the Mahdi, whom he knows person-
ally, and with whom he frequently transacted
business, the Mahdi himself having for years
past dealt in wild beasts for the different zoo-
logical gardens. He is described by the writer
as a very cunning imposter, and as an instance
it is related that a short time ago he suddenly
appeared with a number of warts on his right
cheek, these having been artificially produced
with the aid of a German called Schandorper,
formally a clown and afterwards a hairdresser,
cow in the service of the Mahdi. The reason
was that Hie i^gsinis spc::'- of bim as having
such marks. Like the beasts he formerly dealt
in, the Malidi slcops during the day and trans-
acts business during the night.
Probably the fi.ist suit for divorce ever
asked for in this country by a Chinamen has
been begun in the New York courts. Charley
Hee-Sing, one of the wealthiest and most
prominent Celestials in America, asks to be
separated from his wife, Miss Mamie Pepper, a
young English girl whom he married in Lon-
don, on tne ground that she has deserted him
for one Fon Que, with whom she is now living.
•'Lrrn.k Joklr " is tho best dmoklug Tobacco.
The Power of the I'reiw.
A burglar, while attempting to rob a bloated
bondholder of Marysville, by mistake got into
the humble residence of an oilitor next door.
After unsuccessfully fumbling around for
suitable assets for some time, ho was disgusted
to observe the tenant of tho house sittlug up
and laughing at him. " Ain't you old Skinder-
son, the capitalist ?" inquired the housebreaker.
"Nary time," chuckled the journalist; "I'm
the editor of tho Screaming Eagle." "Great
Scott 1" said the burglar, looking at his stem-
winder, " aud here I've lieou wasting four
blooming hours on this branch almshouse. I
say, olel quill-driver, you never poke fun at
your subscribers, do you ?" " Not the c ish
ones." " Exactly," said tho burglar, taking
i ut his wallet; "here's six months' subscrip-
tions to call fliis thing square. If there is otto
thing on earth I can't stand, it's satire."
We all know them; they are in every com-
munity, iu every church, in many families.
They are always uncomfortable themselves,
anel they inflict discomfort on everybody els.\
A really aggressive and well-developed spjei-
men will overshadow a locality like a banyan
tree, yielding the whole year through all m in-
ner of fruit bitter to the taste, and not to be
digested without serious injury. Theso people
supply an ample stock of friction; they bring
out the latent possibilities of general unpleas-
antness in a largo or small circle; they sow
seeds of discord, not only ill the fallow ground,
but by the wayside, anel are followed by ab.in-
dant harvests of tho kind that are sown with
joy but reaped with tears.
The site of the historic Black Hole of Cal-
cutta, which was discovereel several months
ago end exenvateel, has been filled up and de-
cently paved over. A handsome tablot of
■white marble, bearing a suitable inscription,
is about to be placed near the spot.
"Its purity offers the best se0irfty
against the dangers which are common
to most of the ordinary drinking
London Medical Record.
ANNUAL SALE, 10 MILLI0NS.
Of all Grocers, Druggists, &* Mitt. Wat. Dealers.
BEWARE CF IMITATIONS.
THE BEST FCRJHIS CLIM1TE.
For description, price and terms, apply jifectto
Southern Wholesale Agent
185 Canal St., New Orleans.
Is the season in which bad or poisoned blood is
most apt to show itself. Nature, at this juncture,
needs something to assist it in throwing off the im-
purities which have collected by tho sluggish cir-
culation o! blood during the cold winter months.
Swift's Specific is nature's great helper, as it' is a
i urely vegetable alterative and tonic.
Rev. L. B. Paine, Macon. Ga., writes: "YVe havo*
been usiug Swift's Specific at the orphans' ho nn
es a remedy for blood complaints, and us a general
l eaith tonic, and have had remarkable results fro n
its use on the children and employes of the institu-
tion. It is such an excellent tonic, and keeps the
blood so pure, that the system is less liable to dis-
ease. It has cured some of our children of Scrof-
\V. II. Cilhert, druggist, Albany, fla., writes: "We
are selling large Quantities of Swift's Specific for
a spring alterative and general health tonic, and
with the best results. It is now largely used as a
preventive and cure for Malaria. There are many
remarkable evidences of its merit in this section. '
Our Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases mailed
free to applicants.
THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.,
Drawer 3, Atlanta, Ga.
New York Office, 159 West Twenty-third street.
I ITT| F
Li i ■ LC
G O U L D & C O.S,
is decided by
ROYAL HAVANA LOTTERY
(a government institution)
DBA WW AT HAVANA, CUBA,
RY 12 TO 14 I)AY8.
See that me name Gould & Co. is on the tlcket-
Subjecf to no manipulation, not controlled by the
partit s in interest, it is tho fairest thing in the na-
ture of chance in existence.
For information and particulars apply to STIIP-
SKY CO., Gen. Agents, Broadway, N. Y. City,
nnd C8 Fast Randolph st. Chicago. III., or
W.W. WALLING, 8 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio or
J. D. SAWYER, 111 Market street, Galveston.
This is the only chartered Lottery of any State.
Louisiana State Lottery Comp'y
Incorporated in 1808 for 25 years by the Legisla-
ture for Educational and Charitable purposes—with
a Capital of $1,000,000—to which a reserve fund of
over $550,000 has since been added.
By an overwhelming popular vote its franchise
was made a part of the present State Constitution
adopted December 2, A. JL). 1879.
"a splendid opportunity to win a fortune.
Its Grand Singte Number Drawing will take place
monthly. It never Scales or Postpone®. Look at
the following Distribution:
GRAND MONTHLY DRAWING
Class F.. at New Orleans. Tuesday, May 13,1884.
Under the personal supervision and management of
GEN. G. T. BEAUREGARD, of Louisiana, and
GEN. JUBAL A. EARLY, of Virginia.
CAPITAL PRIZE, 875,000.
ICO,000 tickets at $5 each; fractions, in fifths in
list of prizes.
1 CAPITAL PRIZE $75,000
1 do do 25,000
1 do do 10,000
2 PRIZES OF $0000 12,000
5 do 2000 10,000
10 do 1000 10,000
20 do 500 10.000
100 do 200 20,000
800 do 100 30,000
500 do 60 25.000
1.000 do 25 25,000
9 Approximation Prizes of $7.">0 6,750
0 do do 600 4-500
» do do 250 2,250
1,9(17 Prizes, amounting to
Applications for rates to clubs should only be
made to the office of the Company, in New Orleans.
For further information write early, giving full
Remit by postal note, American Express order,
New York Exchange or draft on New Orleans.
Letters with currency invariably by express. We
pay express charges on all sums of $5 or upwards.
Addressed M. A. DAUPHIN, New Orleans La.
Address registered letters and make monev or-
ders payable to New Orleans National Bank, New
Or, J. D. BAWYEK, one door west of New« Ofj
fit e, Galveston.
direct iml'ortlcr of
BRANDIES AND WIN23,
And Wholesale Dealer In
fine bourbon, rye and rectified v
OF ALL GRADES,
P7apale's Building, 03and 65Strand, Galveston, Te*.
All cash orders promptly filled same as U! parties
were here in person.
The Most Attractive and Pest So'ler of any Navy
Tobacco ever offers 1 in this market. Put up in
■SU-cunce plugs and Thirty Pounds ia each box.
with each box. T h?s Tobacco will take the Lead
of all Navies no\> ofl'eied iu the Stat-'.
Send for Sample Box to
G. SEELIGSON & CO.
G. B. MILLER...F. CANNON...D. THE. AYER8.
T. W. ENOISH.
MILLER, CANNON & CO.,
Successors to Ayors & Camion
Miller & English,
Importers and General
First hands for Coffee,
Sugars, Molasses, Provisions-
Flom. Orain, etc.
Fjrdalo '.')tne Jobbing Trade of the State Only!
We Have in Store
Received on consignment direct from plantations.
For Sale in Car liots Only.
MILLER, CANNON & CO.
H. MARWITZ & CO.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
MANILA & SISAL HOPE,
"YELLOW METAL, NAILS, BARS,
New York Extra Mess Beef, Rolie Si
Bro. Fulton Market Beef.
All at Manufacturers' and Packers' prices—freight
^IIE BARK CONCORDIA, FROM RIO DE J A*
and will com nee discharging at once.
\VM. PARR. D. FREEMAN.
WM. PARR & CO.
DIRECT IMPORTERS OF
Portland and <>erman Cement,
AND ENGLISH TILES.
Dealers in Rosondale Hydraulic Co-
ment and all kinds of Build-
GALVESTON - - TEXAS.
Only standard brands kept. Full stocks always
on hand. .
Coffee, Salt and Cotton Ties.
TO ARRIVE FROM NEW YORK:
2325 ROLLS BAGGING,
Per Schooner Washington.
3359 ROLLS BAGXHM,
Per SchooneiB Loud and Belle of tlie Bay.
11,50G Sacks Salt,
Per Parks Inverauati and Juliana, at 80c for
coarse and $1 20 for fine f. o. b. from wharf.
LAMPASAS SPRINGS, TEX.,
With seventy-five new rooms, addition to main
building, and Hancock Sulphur Springs, with two
new 30x45 feet Swimming Pools; also, Hot, Vapor
and Electric Baths. Accommodation fo. over 40(1
WILL OPEN MAY I O,
and continue open through all seasons. Visitors
from many different resorts of health and plea-
sure soy: "Your waters and bathing are un-
equaled, your climate is most salubrious, youp
eceneiy'and drives surpass all, etc." Many "Rheu-
matic sufferers " from Hot Springs have been en-
tirely cured by our hot baths. Street c irs from
depot to hotel and spring*. Pleasure conveyances
for legirprice than any other resort in this country.
Letters of inquiry cheerfully answered.
WM. (ilNNUTH, Manager.
BALLINGER, M0TT & TERRY,
125 PostofTIee Street,
THK OLD STAND.
BIG OYSTER AND FISH DEPOT.
Oypters, Fish and Vegetables for family use, Fami-
ly and Fancy (iroceries, Wines and Liquor^. Cornep
Broadway and Center sts., Galveston. Hotels and
Families supplied. Orders from country packed
and shipped free of charge. P.O.Box 130. Freo
Deliver}'. Orders by telephone.
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