The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 42, No. 282, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 29, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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You can purchase from the train boys on each
Hae of railway within tha State an accurate map
of the railway system of Texas, giving distances
iieftcren points and a list of the towns having a
population of J0(0 and over.
The map will be foun# an indispensable necessity
10 every traveling' man within the State. Price 10
r Order* sent direct to the publishers will receive
A. H. BEZ.O & CO.,
Office of Publication: Nos. 113 and 115 Market Street, Galveston. TsjSJa. Entered at the Postoffice at Galveston as Second-Class Matter.
SEND ORDERS FOR
(for January Shipment), to
ULLMANN, LEWIS & CO.,
galveston, texas, saturday, december 29, 188:i-price 5 cents.
VOL. XLII-NO. 282.
HaTing an overstock of CABINET FRAMES for Wall or Stand, I propose to
tell them at satisfactory prices. My Friends and the Public are invited to in-
spect these Goods and judge for themselves.
Tremont Opera House
TWO FAREWELL PERFORMANCES OF
HISS CLARA MORRIS.
MATINEE to-day, 2 p. m.
matinee and nigiit,
MISS MORRIS appearing at both performances.
Scale of prices for MATINEE.
Farquette circle 00
3*arqu«tte 1 SO
Upper house 1 00
To-morrow, (SUNDAY,) December 30—SHOOK &
LIGHTS 01 LONDON COMPANY.
Matinee at 2 and Evening at 8.
Every child atteading the matinee will receive a
AT 2 O'CLOCK,
1 Fi A
JJM11 WlftRL luiuu,
MISS NELLIE BURKE AND PROF.
roman standing race
FIVE MILE RACE
BETWEEN MISS MYRTIE PEEK AND MME.
Also an Entertainment by ELECTRIC LIGHT
SUNDAY, at 8 p. m.
"TTTANTED—Office boy. Must speak English and
VV German. Has chance to learn architectural
drawing, etc. 2*^8 P. O. st. F. B^umaun, architect.
Boys at Western Union Telegraph office.
WANTED—Immediately an experienced book-
keeper and corresp't, with best of ref., stating
former occup'n and sal. expected. Box D, News off.
WANTED—Men and women to start a new
business at their homes. No peddling. Ten
to 60 cents an hour made. Send 10 cents for
twelve samples and instructions.
C. E. BOWEN,
Brockton, Mass.. Box 32 G.
XT ANTED— A first-class shipping clerk. Must
W be familiar with the wholesale grocery busi-
ness. Address Box E, News office.
at the Eeach Hotel.
WANTED—A first-class Printer: prefer one
that can do job work. Apply to
FLATOKIA ARGUS, Flatonia, Texas.
^rfANTEDf—At Restaurant Bon Ton, one waiter.
VV Call early.
yy*ANTED—Office boy, 15 years old. Address
own handwriting, box R, News office.
IIRST-CLASS GROCERY MAN WANTED; must
be quick and accurate in figures, and one who
is sufficiently competent and reliable to occasion-
ally take charge of the business durintr my ab-
sence. Address JOHN E. TC7MEY,
WANTED—The trustees of the Public Free
schools of Cleburne, Tex., desire to engage
the services of an experienced educator, as super-
intendent of said schools. A liberal salary guaran-
teed. A young man preferred: no one but a man
of first-class ability need apply. Correspondence
Solicited. Address, with references,
W. F. RAMSEY, Secretary of the Board.
"ANTfeD—At once, a wet nurse. Apply to
THOMAS GLENN, Restaurant,
Market, between 24th and 25th.
WANTED—A white girl can get a rood situa-
tion by applying to Mrs. C. FOX, Mechanic,
between 15,11 and 10th streets.
WANTED—An experienced Nurse to attend to
three children. Apply to
Mrs. P. HALFF. northwest cor. 17th and av. K.
i \/ ANTED—By a young man fairly educated,
VV employment of any kind. First-class refer-
ences. Address C. W., this oflice.
WANTED—Position as Bookkeeper or Assistant
by a competeut and experienced man. with
reference. Address box N, News office.
WAN TED—In a private family, by a gentleman
and wife, a suite of rooms, nicely furnished,
with or without board. Address Box Q. News office.
V^USINESS—A party with aoout 8$000 cash, and
XDdesirous to purcnase an established business
general merohandiae. In a good settled and pros-
perous neighborhood, in the interior, can get ad-
vlcefrom G. \ MKYfftt. Real Estate Agent.
ANl*ED--Y<$ung men to address Island City
Business Qbllege, Galveston, for particulars
era going elsewhere. J. M. BENISH. Proprietor.
BD—At the Galveston Bone Mills. liXX)
. . tons dry bones. Address BAUGH & SONS,
822Strand. Fertiliaers for sale.
LOST—On Tuesday afternoon, between 3 and 6
o'clock, a Bundle containing different articles
of clothing?. Finder will be rewarded by returning
to Mr. BLRN8, northwest cor. Center and ave. N.
iakties holding the tickets to
drawing of the two dolls, numbering 3*200 fcr
oille, ana 4!V)1 for Florence, will please come
forward and claim the same.
PIANO OWNERS ! "
When Pianos sold by us are tuned by tuners
Dot in our employ our guarantee ceases.
T:— * *
rnos. goggan & BRO.
GET A CHANCE—In our flue Dolls. Nora and
Bessie, by buying your Insurance and all kinds
of Oils from our store. J. P. LALOR & CO.,
Market, bet. 24tb and 25th.
AVE your vaults and cesspools cleaned bv <
Odorless Excavating apparatus. U. S. Sani-
g Co. Office: J. P. Lalor & Co.,
rary Excavating Co.
Market, bet. 24tn and 25th.
* O. BAlLES & CO., General Detective
ency, 112^4 West Pecan street, Austin, Texas
_jiuess transacted in any part of the United
States. Ail business intrusted to us strictlv couti-
'^tefitial. Only efficient men employed. Satisfac-
ihe globe planter—
For COTTON, CORN, and fertilizer combined.
Highest Awards: Louisville ami Atlanta Exposi-
tions. The finest, iaost practical aud durable yet
offered to the farmer.
Send for circular and prices to
JOEL & B. F. WOLFE,
Sole State Agents, Galveston, Texas.
EXCHANGE AND COLLECTING,
v\ holesale Dealer in
Groceries and Grain, and Fire lusurance Agent.
Established in 38*55.
cheapest in the citv made by P.
B. CAR\ 1LLE, Mechanic street, bet. 27th and 28th
Streets. Give him a call.
YNCHBURGMAK1NE WAYS-Best in Texas.
MARX a KEMPNER, Agents in Galv Address
L. S. Yard Co., Lynchburg. A. P Thompkins, S. «£ T.
RAY AGE of every description solicited at low
GEORGE M. STE1RER & Co., 171 Strand.
Storage of every description solicited at low
GEORGE M. STEIREK & CO.
Plumbers, Gas-titters. Etc.
"jjl D. HaRRaR & MATHEWS,
PLUMBERS, GAS AND steam fitters,
Postoffice street, bet. 22d and 23d. ,
Dealer in stovea. and manufacturer of wrought-
fron ranges, iron railing?, crestings, balconies, ve-
randa*. and alJ kinds of iron, tin, copper and sheet-
Iran work. Plumbing, gas and steam-fitting prornpt-
ly attended to. Mechanic, bet 20th and 21st sts.
"WE ONLY PIANOS AND ORGANS, made spe-
. cialiy t<*r our elina*t«, are sold low for cash or
eaiij pajmouta by THOS. GOGGAN 4 BliO.,
c !Ku and Market streets, Gidrustou.
X3ED ASH EGG COAL,
XI BEST QUALITY,
AT SO 50 PER TON, DELIVERED BY
GALVESTON COAL COMPANY.
CORNER NINETEENTH STREET AND STRAND.
-I Must be sold. The handsome residence, with
three and one-half lots of ground, on northwest
corner P and Center street.
H. M. TRUEHEART & CO.,
Real Estate Agents and Stock Brokers.
A choice location for business or investment on
southeast corner Tremont and Postoffice streets.
H. M. TRUEHEART & CO.,
Real Estate Agents and Stockbrokers.
"LTOR SALE—Lot 5 with large two-story buildiag
X* and out-houses, on Post-office street, batween
20th and 21st streets, at reasonable figures and terms.
Lot 12 with improvements, on L, between 21st and
22d streets.at $2500. East half of lot 13,withimprove-
ments, on L, between 21st and 22d streets, at 51500.
G. A. MEYER.
Building lots of small and large
dimensions, east and west;some with cottages
thereon. For sale or lease. sam ma as. n & 21st.
_Keal Estate Agents.
LAIBORNE & WttEN,
Real Estate Agents.
Mechanic St., Galveston.
Abstract city and county titles. Texas lands a
aNTED for Sale—Farming land, improved or
unimproved, in Travis, W'mson, Bell. Falls.Mi-
lam. Hays. McLennan, Corvell & Fayette Cos. Price
& terms stated. J. W. LAWRENCE & SON. Ausrin.
T~AW AND LAND OFFICE OF JO&EPK frank-
XJ LIN, Ballmger & Jack building, Galveston,
Texas. Proprietor of complete and reliable ab-
stracts, and history of all lands in Galveston coun
ty, compiled by myself after more than ten years
labor. Special attention to examination of land
titles. Business intrusted to me will receive per-
sonal and prompt attention JOSEPH FRANKLIN.
^ R. JOHNS & SONS, successors to Johns &
V_y. Sp^nce, Austin, Texas, will attend to business in
any of the rtep'ts of the State government, make col-
lections, pay taxes, adiust& perfect land titles, buy,
sell or lease lands & do a general agency business.
"T> h. KIRBY,
_LV. AUSTIN, TEXAS,
General Land Agent. Correspondence solicited.
rpHOMSON & DONNAN—
± R. M. T;
Thomson. John K. Doknan,
GENERAL LAND AND CLAIM AGENTS.
Buy and sell lands and land scrip. Taxes paid for
non-residents. Prompt personal attention given
to all business intrusted to them. Correspondence
SOS Congress Avenue,
Postoffice box 370
J STEWART CLEVELAND—
. Attorney at Law and Land Agent,
Brown wood, Brown county. Texas.
LaDd business attended to in all its branches.
On receipt of tax funds, tax receipts will go for-
ward to owner by return mail.
References—First National Back of Brownwood,
Texas: H. M Trueheart & Co. Galveston Texas.
BANANAS FOR SALE—ThTiritish bark Elissa
having just arrived from Tampico with a small
cargo of choice Bananas, the same will be sold
from the vessel at Labadie wharf this day in lots to
suit the purchaser. Come early and secure a bar-
If you want to be sure of the BEST, order of
P. C. TAYLOR. Austin. Texas
IVOR ^.LE—1 Upright and 1 Octave Piano, in
_I? good order. Must be sold immediately on ac-
count of removal 1st of January neit. They can
be bought for S50 each. Second house s. e. cor.
All kinds Hardware and carpenter
tools will be sold cheaper than any establish-
ment in the city. labadie.
JUST RECEIVED—10,000 carrels Rosendale. 50C0
barrels J. B. Whites & Bro., and O. F. Alsen &
Son, Portland Cement, direct from London, stand-
ard full weight; 50,000 English Fire Bricks and
Tiles. Discount on large lots; see price list.
GEO. H. HENCHMAN, Direct importer, Galveston.
Taylor hardware company stock
and Vendor's Lieu Land Notes for sale; $3500
worth of former and $4000 worth of the latter.
Address Banker, care News office.
OSTUMES for Mardi-Gras. fancy dress balls,
_ 'parties and parades, for sale or bire by ROSEN-
BAUM & CLARAC, 101 Postoffice street.
"VTOW IS YOUR TIME—Wood at cost for ten
_i_N days at the People's wood-yard, corner Market
and 32d street. Telephone 238.
TUST ARRIVED—All standard brands: 5000 bar-
f I rels Rosendale and 3000 barrels Portland Cement,
50,000 English Tile and Fire Brick: also, a full line
of masons* and plasterers' materials, at low prices.
W. H. POLLARD & CO., Importers,
11 Mechanic street.
UPS, MUGS, CUPS—In great variety and at
low figures. J. P. LALOR & CO.,
Market, bet. 24th and 25th.
FOR SALE--One hundred and fifty head Stock
Cattle. Will be herded and ready for delivery
at once. Apply to E. G. EVANS,
Oakwoods, Leon Co., Tex.,
or LEON & H. BLUM, Galveston.
IpOR SALE — High grade Jersey Cows and
' Heifers, either fresh in milk or due to calve
soou. Selected for milk snd butter qualities. Also,
two thoroughbred registered Jersev bulls, one year
old. A. M. SHANNON.
1 EKMAN TILE
a. allen & co.'s.
A. ALLEN & CO.'S.
A LL KINDS OF MARBLE TILE
A. ALLEN & CO.'S
TjX)R SALE—50,000 feet Iron Pipe, 5000 pounds
Jj Iron Fittings, 6000 pounds Lead Pipe, at cost.
Large stock of Brass Goods,Steam and Hand-pump
Rubber Hose, Packing, and a complete stock of
Gas Fitters' and Plumbers' Supplies.
JESSE aSTaLL, 67 Strand, Galveston, Tex.
THRESH GRITS. CREAM MEAL, HOMINY,
JJ bolted meal, cracked corn, feed meal and corn
bran, always on hand, at
GALVESTON HOMINY MILLS.
QTOVES—STOVES—We are selling Cooking
kJ Stoves at from $o 50 to $45 00. Also, a full line
of House Furnishing Goods, which we will sell
cheap. D. A. KEARNEY, Opp. Tremont House.
"TTIOR RENT—Cottage $20, rear premises $5, ave.
JJ A and 13th; 2-story dwelling $20, P and 24th;
both newly repaired. WM. R. JOHNSON.
FOR RENT—Brick store, Market and Eighteenth.
S Jitable for dry goods, groceries and feed. Ap-
ulv up stairs.
J^OR RENT—Cottage, corner L and 3Sth street,b3r
JOHN A. McCORMICK.
T7X)R RENT—Half cottage (three rooms and kit-
l1 chen), on south side L, between Fifteenth aud
Sixteenth. Apply on premises.
]7K)R RENT—Offices now occupied by Kelluer A
- Schram. in our building, opposite Katiffman A
Ilunge's new store, corner Mechanic and 22d streets.
Possession given January 1, 1884.
HEIDEN HEIMER BROS.
IHOR RENT—Two Comfortable Two-Storv bwell-
1 ing Houses on Avenue I, between Twenty-sixth
and Twenty-seventh streets. Apply to M. Schram,
Tremont. between Market and Mechanic streets.
"LpOR RENT—Two five-room cottages, corner Q Q
_F and Bath avenue, one block from Beach HoteL
Apply to M. p. HENNESY.
TPOR RENT—A nice two-story dwelling, contain-
t1 iug 9 rooms and bath-room, on ave. H, bet. 28th
and 29th. Apply to HY. EEISSNEK.
T>OR RENT—From 1st of January, two rooms in
J l allinger & Jack building, second floor.
R. V. DAVIDSON.
/"COTTAGE TO RENT.—H. between 9th and 10th.
V_y $20. Orange trees for sale. Your choice for
Si. N. E. cor. 10th aud Church. A. B. HOMER.
f 1 "K) RENT—Two story, slate roof house, 7 rooms,
L avenue P>£, bet. 22d and 23d. Inquire of
N. B. SLIGH.
ITOR RENT—THE STORES UNDER THE NEW
_D Masonfc Temple. Apply to
ITiOR RENT—North and south offices in our
' buildings opposite Cotton Exchange.
HEIDEN HEIMER BROS.
Rooms and Board.
TPOR RENT—Several furnished rooms, separately
X1 or en suite. Apply at 353 Avenue I, corner of
rpHREE OR FOUR NICELY FURNISHED
JL rooms Modern improvements. 10G Winnie
street, between Tremont and 22d.
I>OOMS for rent, with board, for gentlemen only.
VTerms moderate. References required. Apply
to Mrs. Dr. E. H. WATTS. 409 27th St., west side,
between avenue I and Broadway.
QOUTH FRONT ROOMS—
O Single or en suite. 120 Church street, between
22d and 23d.
TjX)R RENT—In my new three-story bouse on
X1 Market, bet. ISth ana 19th, one store and several
well-furnished rooms. H. SCHEELE.
LEG ANT FURNISHED ROOMS FOR RENT.
Gas and grates. Appl\
60 avenue H, next to corner of 24th.
HANDSOME furnished parlor and adjoining
bedroom, separate or en suite, to two gents,
or gent and his wife; board if desired. 323 avenue
L, bet. 18th and 19th streets.
TjX>R RENT—Several desirable rooms, suitable
X1 for offices. Apply to LILIENTHAL, 170 Tre-
THURNISHED ROOMS TO RENT—WITH OR
X^ without board. 51 Winnie St., corner 24th st.
Day boarders will be taken.
F)OOMS AND BOARD—Two large south rooms,
t connecting, with grates and gas. well furn-
ished; also, one medium-sized, with grates ami gas,
at Edmondson House, Postoffice. street, between
21th and 25th. S. B. WHITE.
House Famishmu' Goods.
LADIES' full line housefurnishing goods, iu-
ciu iing tinware, crockery and glassware, at re-
duced prices. LABADIE.
HEATING and Baseburnor Stoves from $2 G5 to
2540; Cooking Stovrs and Ranges from $5 95 to
S&2- Full line ot Tin and Hardware, Lamps, Crock-
ery and House-furnishing Goods, Coal Vases, Coal-
hods, Fire Sets. Stove-boards. Brushes, etc. Ciias.
Engeike. 216 and 218 Market st., opp. Schott's.
UBBER STAMPS, SHALS AND STENCILS—
Order direct. No solicitors employed.
FRED A. SMITH, 114 Tr&ftgpt Street.
Ex. SCHOONER WILLIAMS,
2500 BARRELS ASSORTED BRANDS
Rio Coffee, all grades
1000 Yi BOXES
London Layer Raisins
LOW TO THE TEASE.
FOCKE, WILKENS & LANGE,
Importers and Cotton Factors,
0°vv^ ^ ^ ^
ONE NEW FIRE-PROOF VAULT
DOOR, to fit in opening six feet high, three feet
wide; has improved locks, etc.
ONE NEW BURGLAR & FIRE-
PROOF SAFE. Inside measurement: Thir-
tv-two inches high, eighteen inches wide and six-
teen inches deep. Has the latest improved Burglar-
proof Chest, with Crane Kinge, and first-class Bank
ONE NEW FIRE-PROOF SAFE.
Inside measurement: Thirty-five inches high, 20VJ
inches wide and fourteen inchasdeep. Sub-treasury.
These articles 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.
BLOOD, WOLFE Jfc <
ALE & PORTER.
1 case, $115 per doz.
5 " 1 70 14 "
30 " 1 65 44 44
KaulTman 6c RiiDge,
IXL CHILL CURE.
SHOULD ANY ONE suffering with Chills and
Fever, Ague, Bilious. Malarial or Intermittent
Fever, after taking IXL Chill Cure, return the bot-
tle and say that it did not benefit him, the dealer is
suthorized to refund the amount paid for it, $1 00.
ZK. D. CONKLIN & CO.,
Wholesale Druggists. Houston. Texas.
This Powder never varies. A marvel of purity,
strength and wholesomeness. More economical
than the ordinary kinds. Sold only in cans.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO.. IDS Wall St., N. Y.
the old reliable,
BERNARD KLOTZ & CO.,
Manufacturers of the Celebrated
PELICAN BRAND CRACKERS.
Every Box Guaranteed.
Macaroni, Yennicelli, Etc.
New Orleans, La.
Write for prices in carload lots, or
less. Prompt shipment, or Janu-
ary del ivery. They are the genu-
ine New Yovlt Seed Potatoes, in
For the Holidays.
CHRISTMAS —Pulverized Sage and Thyme for
Turkey-dressing, celery salt, table sauces, salad
dressing, imported pickled onions, jams, etc. Ideal
Tea Store, 215 Marxet street.
Also don't forget to ask for prices
of Molasses, by carloads, or less.
It is coming in very vapidly
from plantations, md must be
TOY TRUNKS at 40c, 50c, 60c, 75c, $1 00, $1 25,
$1 50, $2 00, $2 50, each, at Trunk Factory, 70
IOYS! TOYS! TOYS!—The finest and largest as-
sortment in the city. J. P. LALOR & CO.,
Market, bet. 24th and 25th.
ASES. TOILET SETS, VASES—A fine assort-
ment very cheap in our store. J. P. Lalor
Co.. Market, bet. 24th and 25 streets.
Horses, Carriages. Etc.
I7>0R SALE CHEAP—Horse and buggy. Horse,
7 bay: sixteen hands; guaranteed safe for lady
and children to drive; sold separately if desired.
Box H, News office.
FOR SALE—A young mare, suitable for bugtry
or job wagon. A bargain is offered. Apply at
Jj^OR SALE—A mare five years old, suitable for
gentleman's driving. Apply at this office.
UGGIES, PHAETONS, FAMILY CARRIAGES
and Road Carts. The largest assortment in
the city at lowest prices. Call and examine.
LEVY BROS. & OWEN.
228 Postoffice street, Galveston, Texas.
Attorney and Counselor-at-Law,
SAN ANTONIO, - - TEXAS.
Office over Lockwood & Kampmann's Bank.
. Attorney at Law, Collecting Agent,
And Dealer in Exchange,
POACH & RICHARDS,
In connection with Mack B. Roach, County Sur-
veyor. will buy, sell, lease, rent, pay taxes, and do
a general land business.
a^ARLTON, JORDAN & TARLTON, LAND
. Lawyers and Real Estate Agents, Hillsboro,
Texas, have a complete abstract of all surveys in
Hill county. Special attention given to buying
and selling Lancls. Perfecting Titles, etc.
Chas. 1. Evans. S. P. Hardwickk.
VANS & HARDWICKE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
J 1L PEARSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Particular attention giren to collections and real
Banks and Bankers.
YY"ARD & MURRAY,
BANKERS AND EXCHANGE DEALERS,
SAN SABA, TEXAS.
Stockmen's accounts a specialty.
THE latest improved light-running New Home;
easy terms; guaranteed five years. E. DULITZ,
107 Postoffice street, near Tremont.
rpHE BEST IN THE LAND—The New Davis Ver-
X ticai Feed Sewing Machine. For sale on easy
terms by a. B. CO WART & BRO.,
215 Postoffice street.
RS. S. A. BARDIE—
— Fashionable Dressmaker,
259 Tremont st, between Church and Winnie.
RS. E. MOORE,
No. 67 Church street, opposite Tremont hotei
THE popularity of our goods is unquestioned.
-1- Our prices can not be undersold. Having but
one price we desire only an opportunity to prove
conclusively that you should trade with us. A. W.
SAMUELS & CO..wholesale and retail tobacconists,
cor. Strand and 22d. branch. Bank Exchange.
CHANCE IN TWO BEAUTIFUL DOLLS FOR
every 50 cents worth of good purchased at our
store. J. p. LaLOR & CO.,
Market street, between 24th and 25th.
Plants, Seeds, Etc.
HpO LOVERS OF FLOWERS- I offer 50 well-as-
X sorted plants, for bcddimr out or conservatory,
or both, for $5. a. WIHTaKER, Houston.
CCHOICE VINES—Grape vine cuttings and loot-
/' ings from the celebrated Yerba Bucna Vine-
yard and nursery Santa Clara company, California.
For table use wine and brandy-making. Address
P. O. BURNS,Pro'p, Box 1193, San Jose, California.
P. S. Full instructions given in grape culture.
Pish, Oysters. Etc.
1ALVESTON FISH AND OYSTEK COM-
pany. MUSGROVE & GASTON,
Postoffice box 00.
"DAY CITY FISH & OYSTER CO., cor. ICth and
X) ave. A.—A full supply of oysters kept in water
until sold. Telephone No. 98. Country orders so-
licited. Delivery free to any part of the city.
DEALER IN FISH AND OYSTERS,
Country orders solicited.
G1 B. MARS AN & CO.,
r. DEALERS IN FISH AND OYSTERS,
Orders solicited from the country.
REATER INDUCEMENTS than ever before.
IX" The New Orleans store, A. RAKEL, proprietor,
i7e reduced the prices on Sugars, Coffee, Lard,
ro visions, Canned Goods and all staple goods fully
J ) per cent. The public are invited to examine our
, which is die most complete in the civ.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2S. 1885.
Gulf, Colorado aud Santa Fe railroad
and connections 329
Missouri-Pacific railroad and connec-
tions. . 346
Houston Navigation company and con-
Exports this day lO, 540
[for Commercial and other Telegraphic
News see Second Page.]
PABLO QUINTAN A, IN IRONS,
Xs Sent to RXooterey for Trial—Sena-
tor Collins on Fence-cutting-—A.
Land XSnddle—Improvements, Etc.
L8pecial To The Niws.1
Laredo. December 28.—State Senator Col-
lins arrived from his liome in Duval county
to-day, en route to Austin to attend the special
session of the legislature on the fence-cutting
question. He expresses the opinion that no
law will be passed by the legislature to punish
the perpetrators, for want of the moral sup-
port of the masses, unless the legislature at the
same term will attend to the law against fenc-
ing up public roads. Mr. Collins is understood
to be in favor of county superintendents for
public schools, and opposed to the community
tax plan. He also favors the idea of a meet-
ing of the superintendents of city schools,
meeting in Austin during the session of the
legislature, on this all-important subject.
A large number of Mexican citizens residing
in Laredo, who own a large quantity of land
m Encinal county, which has, since organized,
been attached to "VVebb county for judicial
purposes, have a just cause of com-
plait upon finding out, recently, that
these lands were sold more than
two years ago to the comptroller for
taxes and final deeds made to the purchasers fit
tax sales. Each of the parties held receipts for
the tax upon their lands for two years when
they were sold. The trouble arises from the
fact that by law they were entitled to pay the
state tax to the sheriff of Webb county, which
they did, and hold his receipt, but it seems that
they neglected in some way to make it appear
in liis settlement with the comptroller. A cer-
tain member of the legislature, who is a pros-
pective candidate for Congress from this dis-
trict, is reported to have purchased a large
quantity of these lands at tax sales, and now,
notwithstanding this knowledge of the facts,
demands the price of 25 cents an acre from the
unfortunate owners before he will give a quit-
The third act in the Mexican National train
robbery near La Jarita station was enacted
to-day, by Pablo Quintana, mayor of New
Laredo, being sent to Monterey in irons to
stand his trial before the circuit judge of the
Federal Court. Mr. Quiutana has many
friends on both sides of the river who hope that
he will come out of his present troubles all
The Waterworks company are now pushing
the work nigM and day, and it is believed that
everything will be in readiness to give the city
a full supply of water by January 15, as soon
as the waterworks are finished.
A certain geDtleman, who has never failed
yet to carry out his: undertakings, will com-
mence to carry out the project or connecting
the cities'by street railways, which is much
A leap year ball is to be given by the young
ladies of Laredo on the night of the 1st of
Pleasant Christmas — Joke on the
[Special to The Sews.]
Tkocpe, December 2S.—Christmas passed off
with the usual features. No casualties and
very little disorder for Christmas times.
The Methodist Sunday-school gave a pound
party last night at the school-house, and in-
vited other Sunday-schools to participate. The
Masonic lodge being over the school-house,
some of the young men conceived the idea of
having some fun at the expense of the frater-
nity, and placed a large-sized billygoat in the
entry-room of the lodge. After supper was
over and all—great and small—were enjoying
themselves in romps aud plays, the master of
the lodge announced that the hour had arrived
when the goat must be fed, and if they all
would keep quiet he would call him out and
feed him in public. Billy ate and was led
back to his stall.
The grange store at this place was closed by
attachment of home creditors yesterday. As-
sets and liabilities not known.
The weather is clear,with a norther blowing.
Trade is dull, and cotton comes in slowly. It
is pretty near all goae.
Dr. W. N. Foster, an old and much-respected
citizen ot this place, is dangerously sick.
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THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
REVENUE REFORM BILL IN
Opinion of Bon. Roger Q. Mills as to
the Best Method of Producing the
Pnblic Income, Etc.
[Special to The News.]
Washington. December 2S.—The usual dull-
ness ou the holidays has been somewhat en-
livened by interviews with members of the
ways and means committee. It is well deter-
mined that a revenue reform bill will be re-
Among the expressions of opinion given by
members of the committee is the following by
Mr. Mills: lam in favor of the lowest amount
of taxation that will produce the required
amount of revenue from justoms. In imposing
revenue duties I would iio so .with regard to
the question of revenue nione, holding that it
is not the duty of our government to interfere
in the private business oi any of its citizens,
except wheu necessary to protect them against
injustice or wrong. Absolute free trade is an
impossibility at this time, but a very
great reduction of duties in manufactured
goods is a possibility, and I am in favor of
reaching it. There" are a number of articles
that ought to be placed on the free list, such,
for instance, as raw materials that enter into
the manufacture of iron, woolen, cotton and
other products. The manufactured product
would, of course, be reduced in price when the
materials entering into them w«re placed on
the free list. Instead of having free importa-
tion of everything;, ivs want to get a revenue
from imported articles, and the duty should be
low enough to encourag? importations. If it
is too high, it amounts practically to prohibi-
tion, and we get no revenue. I wAnt to fix the
duty at proper and reasonable figures that
will produce the necessa^- revenue.
[Spkciai. to Til News.]
Washington-, December 28.—The following
have been appointed postmasters: Julia K.
Miler, Elgin; William A. Bradford, Birth-
right; Larkin B. Farish, Farmersville; Henry
F. Johnston, Tucker. *
KILLING HORSE THIEVES.
' DON'T SHOOT, I SURRENDER."
A Determined Posse Wipe Out an
Atrocious Gang—Details of the Con-
[Special to The News.]
Little Rock, Ark., December 2s.—Particu-
lars of a fatal fight with horse thieves were
received to-day. For a long time the north-
western part of this State and the northern
part of Missouri have been infested with a
company of thieves, who have made a busi-
ness of stealing horses in Missouri and selling
them in Arkansas. The band is well organ-
ized, and is believed to rendezvous in or near
Cape Girardeau, Mo., and operate along the
border counties of the States named.
During November an unusual number of
valuable horses were stolen in the localities
indicated. In some instances the stock was
recovered, but in each case the thieves escaped.
A week since a farmer named Kimbali, liviug
in North Missouri, had three horses stolen, and
he organized a posse of four and started in pur-
suit. The thieves numbered three, and were
chased from one county to another, being at
last run down on Wednesday at a point some
distance from Forsyth, Mo., where they turned
on the pursuers and a sharp fight ensued. Shot-
guns and pistols were the weapons used. Tak-
ing refuge in a piece of timber, the fugitives
forced the pursuing party to retreat and then
continued their flight.
The pursuers, however, gathered an addi-
tional force, the farmers in the neighborhood
joining them, and the thieves were again over-
taken and their surrender demanded. By way
of an answer the three men poured a volley
into the posse, wounding two out of the seven
and disabling some of the horses.
The posse rallied in good style and closed
around the men, pouring volley after volley
into them. Two of the thieves fell dead in their
tracks, and the survivors called out, i4 don't
shoot any more, I surrender." He was fatally
wounded. Two of the pursuers were seriously
The men killed are reported to be James and
Andrew Davis, formerly residents of Cape
Girardeau, Mo. The posse recovered two of
the stolen horses.
iBy Associated Press.]
Chicago, December 2'\—The Journal's Lit-
tle Rock special says a terrible fight occurred
between a posse and some horse-thieves, in
which several were killed and wounded. The
fight is reported to have taken place in the
mountains of Northwestern Arkansas. No de-
Holiday Festivities—Success of the
Dramatic Club—Fatal Affrays, Etc.
[Special to The News.]
Athens, December 2s.—The church festival
given by the ladies of this place recently was
a marked succcss, the net proceeds amounting
to something over $000.
The Christmas tree was simply superb. The
Christmas responsive service was conducted
with great taste and precision. The services
being over, the presents were distributed to
those whom they were intended for.
The negro shot here a few days ago is re-
ported to bo dyiug.
The weather is mild and pleasant, and trade
is a little dull.
No cotton worthy of mention arrived this
The Athens Dramatic club rendered the
Lady of Lyons to a crowded house at Scott's
Opera-hall last night, which was pronounced
by all as a success. The principal characters—
Claude Melnotte and Pauline—were essayed by
Dr. Kelly and Miss Willie Perry, with the
grace and ease of professionals. Special men-
tion is here made of Miss Perry, as this is her
first appearance on the stage. She appeared
more lovely than ever in her bridal costume,
reflecting credit upon herself and honor to her
many l'rieuds and acquaintances. They were
supported by the following ladies and gentle-
men: Misses Clem Holland, Anna Baskins and
Ida NeiT, and Messrs. J. Paul Jones, W. W.
Jossell, Captain Nutting, W. T. Eustace, J. R.
Reierson, Jno. S. Jones, J. E. Grigsby, Charles
Rodgers and S. D. Johnson, who acquitted
Two killings occurred in this county yester-
day. J. Richardson was shot and killed by
William Burton, six miles south from Athens.
An old feud was the cause. All parties were
under the influence of whisky. Also, on the
same day, at Goshen, Mr. Sisson, clerk in the
house of Jones & Evans, was shot and instantly
killed by Jim Carpenter, who made his escape.
Burton, however, was arrested and is now in
jail. That fearful scourge—vile liauor—which
is rapidly gaining ground throughout the en-
tire Southern States, was the cause of both
Hymeneal—-Cement Material, Etc-
LSpecial to The News.]
Gatesville, December 2S.—There was a
graud masquerade ball at the Saunders Opera-
house Christmas night. It was largely attend-
ed, and many of the costumes were very beau-
After the ball a difficulty occurred between
P. C. West and J. S. Glenn, in which the latter
was painfully but not dangerously cut with a
pocket-knife. When West realized what he
iiad done he attempted suicide by morphine,
but by prompt and skillful treatment his life
was saved. Both men stand well, and the affair
The fine Christmas weather exceeds the ex-
perience of the oldest inhabitant.
Wharton Branch, Esq., of Galveston, is here
looking after some of his landed iuterests.
Mr. VV". H. Hanks and Miss Lillie Cayse were
married on the 24th.
A fiue quality of cement material has been
recently discovered near town.
CHAEGED WITH KIXiZiZNG.
Two Man Arrested for the /Alleged
Slaying- of W. T. Allen, Etc.
[Special to the News.j
Marlu*, December 28.—Last night a posse of
citizens, from the Rock Dam neighborhood, in
this county, brought in under arrest D. Vaughn
and Fred Thompson, two white men, whom
they had taken up on suspicion of their having
killed one W. T. Allen.
Allen, during this year, has been working on
the farm of R. B. Duty, and at the time of his
being missed, was boarding at the house of the
defendant Vaughn. He mysteriously disap-
peared about two weeks ago," and was last seen
in the company of these parties.
It is thought that at the time of his leaving
he had some $500 on his person, and had started
off to purchase some mules. So far, after con-
siderable search and inquiry, no tidings have
been heard from the missing man. Consider-
able excitement prevails over the matter, ani
the country will be searched thoroughly for the
TERHZS L!3 TRAGEDY.
Will Weathers Killed by the Swilling
Brothers at China Springs*
[Special to The News.]
Waco, December 28.—News reached here
to-day of a terrible stabbing affray, which oc-
curred Monday evening at China Springs, in
this county. Two brothers named Swilling
got into a difficulty with Will Weathers, a
man about eighteen years of age, which
resulted in Mv eathers being stabbed in twenty-
four places, from the effects of which he died
last night. One of the Swilling brothers has
been arrested, the other escaped. Weather3,
for some time past, has been employed by
Chas. Granger as a sheepherder and bears a
good reputation. Shey were all under the in-
fluence of liquor at the time the difficulty oc-
OVER THE STATE.
ITEMS COLLECTED B7 NEWS
[Special to Tax News.]
Rockdaijb, December 2S.—The annual elec-
tion of officers of Rockdale lodge, No. 507.
Knights of Honor, was held last night. Solon
James was elected dictator: Leonard Isaacs,
representative to Grand lodge, and Dr. W. K.
El Paso, December 2S.—The C\fy Council
has finally agreed with the waterworks com-
pany on a plan of settlement which gives sat-
isfaction all around except to a few chronic
Charles Davis tendered his resignation as
alderman, business engagements preventing
him from attending to the duties.
Sulphite Srld.vgs, December 2S.—James
Johnson, a young man who has been working
about Reily's Springs for a couple of years,
was arrested to-day. charged with the burning
of Mr. Weaver's gin. He will have his exam-
ining trial to-morrow.
Christmas has come and gone and every-
thing Is quiet No casualties to report.
Chappkll Hill, December 28.—The ladies
will give an entertainment to-night at Chap-
pell Hill Female college for the benefit of the
little people. As the affair is in good hands
success is assured.
The Dunklin eommissioi/firm. of Galveston,
spent yesterday with Dr. Fraynham.
Farmers are anxious to see a blizzard, in or-
der to kill their pork.
IlEaKXE, December 2S.—Since the great fire
last Sunday night real estate and rents have
advanced 50 per cent. Five new brick build-
ings are to be erected at once by Mrs. Steffan,
all of which have been engaged as soon as
T. H. Bailey will also build a handsome brick
store-house on the same block.
A great many changes in commercial circles
will take place in the next thirty days.
Temple, December 38.—Smith & Co., gro-
cers, sold out their stock of goods to A. J.
Kimacy, a clerk in the store.
The Waterworks company have commenced
on the wells to-day. Judge M. L. Lynch will
superintend the construction of the entire
The Bagget & Greathouse mill, which was
destroyed by fire a few days ago, will be re-
built at once.
Longview, December 28.—An engineer
named Mathis, at the junction, loaned his
knife to a man who, being too slow, was asked
to return it. He made a pass at Mathis, cut-
ting a five-inch hole in his hat and shaving off
his scalp. No arrest.
A negro was brought into town, with the
contents of a shotgun lying against the artery
of his right hip.
Saunders, arrested for counterfeiting, was
taken to Henderson for examination, last
Marshall, December 28.—Tom Brown and
family passed through to-day on their way to
Lampasas, where Tom will publish the Eagle.
It will be issued early in January.
Garrett & Key have purchased the Marshall
gin factory, and will try and organize a joint
stock company of it.
Unless there is an improvement in the man-
ner of conducting the Telephone exchange at
this place many of the subscribers will aban-
don its use. The service is becoming intolera-
Bei.tox. 'December 28.—Sheriff Fullwiller
arrested here last night in the opera-house two
men, one calling himself Johnson, but his real
name is Jim Lyons. The other says his name
is John Woods. They are wanted in Bell
county for assault with intent to kilL They
were both armed with six-shooters. Lyons
said he lived near Belton, and afterward said
he lived at Wichita Falls. The sheriff is of
the opinion Lyons is wanted in McCullough or
The weather is clear and cool
Business is dull.
Cameron, December 28.—Christmas passed
off quietly, with the exception of one man
killed at Fond Creek, and one at Gause. No
serious disturbances occurred. Whisky was
the prime cause of both these homicides.
The ladies of Cameron entertained the young
people with a beautiful Christmas tree at the
court-house on Christmas eve.
Serious trouble has been occasioned here by
the misbehaviour of the convict guards, who
are in the habit of getting drunk and disorderly
and making night hideous by fil ing off their
pistols. One of these offenders was recently
put in jail by officers, in spite of the threats of
his comrades to attempt his rescue.
The weather is delightful and trade good.
Calvert, December 2S.—Miss Florie Mere-
dith, late assistant of the Mineola graded
school, returned home Wednesdav night, and
her many friends greeted her with a hearty
welcome. Also Professor Howard, the talentecl
aud genial young principal of the same school,
is visiting our city, aud declares himself well
pleased. He anticipates a visit to Galveston
before he returns to his duties.
Major J. S. McLendon, banker, is to be sur-
prised to-night by the old and young of the
city, to warm up his new and palatial resi-
dence, just completed. Evqpy one attending
may be assured of a splendid time, as the ma-
jor and his good lady are genial and social to
the last degree.
Business is quiet. The \veather,is splendid.
Cleburne, December 28.—Since the holiday
stimulus to busiuesshas been withdrawn, trade
is very dull here. Cotton conies in slowly and in
such small quantities as to iudicato that only a
small quantity remains in the country unmar-
keted. Those who expected the shipments from
Cleburne to exceed those of last season are now
reversing their estimates. The aggregate num-
ber of bales forwarded from here this season is
The fence-cutting trouble has not infected
Johnson county to any extent. Not more than
two or three instances have occurred, and thev
were in the distant parts of the county and not
extensive. It is believed that a jury in this
county would deal severely with any such of-
fenders if caught. ;
San Saba, December 2S.—The weather con-
tinues clear and pleasant. Christmas passed
off very quietly here. One thing was noticed,
and that was the absence of fireworks. The
merchants all agreed not to handle them. ]Sot
a solitary rocket or Roman candle was fired in
the town, which relieved the minds of the citi-
zens in regard to fire.
A petition is being circulated, signed by
every one, praying the legislature not to pass
a herd law. It will be forwarded to Colonel
Odom, representative from this district. Such
a law would be ruinous to the entire western
The young ladies of this place will give a
leap year ball January 3.
Farmers are busy preparing for the new
Crockett. December 2S.—The ball given oy
the young men of this place, at the court-house
last night, was indeed a manificent affair.
Nothing has yet occurred to mar the pleas-
ures of Christmas.
Mrs. F. A. Williams, accompanied by her sis-
ter, Miss Ollie Fisher, will leave in a few days
for Huntsville, where Miss Fisher will be ten-
dered a complimentary party by her friends
Miss Cynthia Lon Adams, of Tyler, and Miss
Delia Williams, of Palestine, who spent some
weeks visiting friends here, have gone home.
No cotton whatever coming to town.
The weather is clear, bright and beautiful.
The new court-house, about completed, is
one of the prettiest and finest brick buildings
in the State.
Livingston, December 28.—The holidays are
passing off quietly. Only one or two drunken
men have been seen in town recently.
District Court was called in session yester-
day as per adjournment. The case of M. E.
Adams vs. Houston, Blast and West Texas
Railway company, is now on trial. The ex
amination of witnesses still continues. The
case will go to the jury to-morrow.
Captain E. P. Turner, of Houston, is here at-
E. L Bremond, general manager East and
West Texas railroad, is in town for a few
The Criminal Court docket in the District
Court will be called next week.
The weather is quite cool. A heavy frost
prevailed last night.
The ladies give a musical entertainment in
A Theatrical Man Fires Threa Shots
at a Citizen.
[Pfeci.u. to The News.]
Terrell, December 28.—The Imperial
Dragon Japanese troupe did not get an audi-
ence last night. Harry Phillips, the manager,
got on a spree, and by some means exchanged
hats with John Sullivan, a farmer, residing
near Terrell. About 5 o'clock this morning
Sullivan stepped up to Phillips, in the Crescent
sale on, pulled off his hat and started out;
whereupon Phillips fired three shots, without
effect, at him. Phillips had an examination
to-day, and was required to give a bond of
$300 to answer the charge of assault with in-
tent to murder at the May term of the District
Court. James Orr, the leading physician of
Terrqjl, and J. Tom Wilson became his sure-
ties, and tedMPtattMNRBrtake his troupe at
DESPERATE NEGRO JAILED.
Cotton Market—Net Receipts-—Per-
sonal ZHention—-The Courts—-Im-
[Special to The News.]
Houston, December 28.—The cotton market
closed steady at l-16c advance. Sales 46 bales.
Quotations: Ordinary, 8%c; good ordinary,
9)fc; low middling, 9 9-16c; middling, 9 15-16c;
good middling, 10 3-lGc; middling fair, I0%c.
Visited the Cotton Exchange and Board of
Trade: C. B. Stoddart, Philadelphia; Dr. O.
S._Davis, Sulphur Springs.
ceipts to-day by rail: Per Gulf, Colorado
and Santa Fc " 4S bales. Per International
and Great Northern—72 bales. Per Houston
East and West Texas—25 bales. Per Gal-
veston, Harris burg and San Antonio—210
bales. Per Houston and Texas Central—473
bales. Per Texas and New Orleans road—77
bales. Total—905 bales.
Visited The News branch office, 42 Main
street: J. T. Tyler, Austin Statesman: C. H.
Frank. Baltimore, Md.; L. E. Spencer, Galves-
ton; Al. Donnaud, Galveston.
The following real estate transfer were re-
W. B. Gregg to Sam Sam, part of lot 4 in
block 5, subdivision of blocks 5, 6, 7 and S
Gregg addition, north side Buffalo bayou, city
of Houston, for $450.
Professor Alex. Hogg, superintendent of
public schools of Fort W orth, was here to-day
and left for Galveston to-night.
A. L. Teagarden, of Austin, is in the city.
Mr. C. C. Gibbs, wife and child, arrived in
the city to-day.
R M. Fancher, of Groesbeeck, was in tue
Mr. George W. Davis and Misses Helen Dan-
nelly and Alice Campbell, of Galveston, are
R. M. Johnson, Austin correspondent of the
Houston Post, was in the city to-day.
In Justice Anders's Court—State vs. Lizzie
Bates, using indecent language; dismissed.
State vs. Frank Johnson, same offense; fined
State vs. Albert Taylor, assault and battery;
In the Mayor's Court—Joe and Tony Gar-
gona, two youthful offenders, were fined one
dollar each, for fighting.
Before Justice Bringhurst—State vs. Vin-
cent Gabriel, charged with assault with in-
tent to murder; had a preliminary examina-
tion, and in default of $300 bail was remanded
Charles Burton, disturbing the peace; fined
As showing the immense lumber business of
Beaumont, it is authoritatively stated that there
were 285 car-loads of dumber and shingles in
the yard—the accumulationjof three days while
the San Jacinto bridge was down.
The wooden building on Travis street, be-
tween Texas avenue and Prairie street, is being
removed and a brick structure will be erected
in its place.
The handsome three-story brick building, to
be known as the Shepard building, at the cor-
ner of Main and Congress streets, is about
completed, and will be occupied by the Hous-
ton Savings bank on the 1st of January.
The child reus* Hannukkah oelebrat ion took
place rJ Temple Beth Israel at 6 o'clock to-
night. » exercises were very interesting,
and ( i. . tecd some good music. " At their con-
clusion a short repast was enjoyed, and follow-
ing this came the regular Friday evening ser-
In The News of to-day appears the following
in a dispatch from Dickinson: "Conductor
Haywood, in charge of the train, is same con-
ductor who last July had an engine in his
charge run over and kill a section foreman at
Clear Creek station." This is a mistake. Mr.
E. T. Lewis states that the conductor in charge
of the train which ran over his hand-car ou
Wednesday last was named Woodward—not
A negro named John Richard Thomas was
arrested to-day, charged with robbing John
Ramsoin and Sam Kayno, also colored, on
Christmas eve. He broke loose from the offi-
cers, however, and had gained about ten
blocks' distance when mounted officers Jones
and Quille started in pursuit, and, after an
exciting chase of half an hour he was again
captured, a mile from town on the bank of
the bayou. He was brought back and lodg^i
in the calaboose.
Representative White, of Burleson county,
is in the city.
Lytton Sothern played at Pillot's to-night
to a full house. Lord Dundreary at the matinee
to-morrow ends his engagement.
Dion Boucicault repeated the Shaughraun at
Gray's Opera-house to a good-sized audience,
and will close with a matinee to-morrow.
Doings of the Skating Club--Proceed-
ings in the Courts, Etc*
rspecial to The News.]
Corpus Christi, December 28.—The Bluff
City Roller Skating club gave a tournament
and fancy-dress ball at the Pavilion last night,
which was said to be the most successful of the
season. Mr. William Spann won the privilege
of crowning Miss Ada McCampbell queen of
the evening, and Mr. Fred Lovenskiold earned
the same right to confer upon Miss Alia Craven
the wreath of maid of honor, after the skating
and daacing were indulged in to a late hour.
The attendance was the largest that has graced
the floor of any ball-room this year. The skat-
ing club has become quite a feature in the
social affairs of this city, and their entertain-
ments are very enjoyable.
District Court has"been in session two weeks,
and much business has been disposed of. The
civil docket was first taken np. The criminal
docket is now in hand, and the following con-
victions have been had up to date: Carlos
Gutierrez, charged with killing; convicted of
homicide and fined $1000. He has since ob-
tained a new trial on a hearing before the
court. Alvino Morales, burglary; two years.
A Frenchman was convicted of bigamy and
sentenced to one month in the penitentiary.
Mariano Cortina, horse-siealing; live years.
The jury have been out all day on the case.
Marcilano Morales, charged with killing.
A number of prisoners have been released
from the county jaiL The grand jury failed
to find a true bill.
The case of the State vs. the t wo Lipps boys,
charged with the killing of the surveyor"of
Starr county, brought here on change of venue,
is set for Monday. Also that of Andy Hart,
charged with a capital crime. The latter was
convicted at the last term of the District Court
in San Patricio county of liorse-steaiing and
sentenced to five years. He is now at Hunts-
ville serving out his term. Judge Russell is-
sued an order to the superintendent of the
penitentiary to have him brought here forth-
with to stand his trial for a capital offense.
A mother's Insane Act—The Ball of
the Season—A Wedding, Etc.
[Special to The News.]
Weaterford, Decomber 2S.—This morning
Mrs. Smith, the wife of Mr. Smith, a shoe-
maker in this place, while her husband was
out, in a fit of insanity, ran away from home,
carrying her two small children, of the ages
of three and five years. She traveled about
three-quarters of a mile, when she came to the
residence of Mr. M. T. Richardson. There she
attempted to throw herself antl children into his
well. In so doing she threw the eldest in, but,
fortunately, the water was shallow, and the
little one was only bruised. Before she could
get herself and the baby through the small hole
in the curbing she was stopped, and a guard
has been placed over her to prevent her from
doing further mischief.
The ball of the season was given at the resi-
dence of J. J. Hitson on the night of the 20th
instant. It was largely attended by the elite of
this city, also some from Fort Worth and Col-
orado City. All went off merry as a marriage
bell until the small hours reminded them that
it was time to disperse. It was enjoj-ed iuir
mensely by all who attended.
At the residence of the bride's father, last
night, Mr. J. L. Simmons was married to Miss
Edith Barthold at 8 o'clock, after which a
sumptuous repast was indulged in which has
not been excelled in many years in this city.
The gifts that were presented by the young
couple's friends were splendid, useful and orna-
mental, and very appropriately selected. May
thev prosper, and may the clouils of discontent
and unhappiness never cross their pathway of
usefulness and happiness. •
ROBBERY AT ZiEBBETTER.
Mr. KcClellan's Store Broken Into
and His Safe Gutted, Etc.
[Special to The News.]
Ledbetter, December 2S.—The store of Mr.
W. R. McClellan, a prominent merchant, was
broken open last night, and his safe robbed of
about $2800, mostly currency. Part of the
money belongs to parties living in the country,
who had left it there for safe keeping.
The robbers got into the store by boring in
through two back doors, and prizing off the
door locks. They got into the safe by drilling
a hole in the safe door, and. with iron punches
and sledge hammers, broke the lock off. They
took one of the many drawers out of the safe,
which was found to-day, about 1 o'clock, under
the platform of the freight depot with 50 cents
in it. They left a hammer, punch, and auger
bits in the store, but the drill has not been
found. The tools that were found in the store
belonged to Mr. Cains, a blacksmith, of this
town. There is no clew to the robbers.
Searching a Tank for a Body*
CSpscialto The News.]
McDade, December 23.—The dam to the
tank was cut to-day by citizens to search fci
the dead body of a man supposed to be con-
cealed there. The search has not been com-
pleted yet. The cause for this was that about
six weeks ago a horse, bridled and saddled,
was left hitched to a tree here, and no one has
ever come to claim him. On that night gam-
bling was known to be going on here, and late
the same night pistol shots were heard in
town, and it was thought the owner of the
horse miiiht be in the tank.
Judga Turner's Court-—Robbed—De-
partment Notes—Postmaster Slain
[special to The News.]
Austin, December 28.—United States Dis-
trict Judge Turner, holding court at Browns-
ville, telegraphs Deputy Marshal Ingram, here,
that his court will not convene till the second
Tuesday in January: so jurors and witnesses
need not appear ou the first Tuesday, as sum-
John Neff, proprietor of the iron front sa-
loon, was robbed of $280 last night.
Transferred to-day: $29,000 from the avail-
able school fund to the cash revenue balance,
being in liquidation of school certificates.
The revenue balance of some $150,000
has to be considerably augmented in the
next two weeks, as the semi-annual
merest of $125,000, and the monthly pay-
roll of about $50,000 have to be met. " Tli^re
will hardly be any cash to turn over to the
sinking fund to invest in state bonds, and, if
there was. the bonds are scarcely to be had.
By the close of January", if the" legislature is
not extravagant, the cash balance is expected
to again swing back.
The school superintendents and teachers, in
convention to-day, listened to an argument iu
favor of the Blair bill bv County Judge Full-
more. of this county. rlis argument was in-
dorsed, and committees appointed to legislative
action, in the shape of instructions
to Texas congressmen to support the
measure. A lengthy discussion was had uj>on
Professor Rote's scheme for summer normal
schools. It prescribes a course and would give
teachers certificates upon the result of exami-
nations. The secretary of the Board of Edu-
cation approved the plan which was adopted
as am&nded by the committee. The questions
at the examinations are to be submitted by
the State Board of Education. The committee
report on Secretary Baker's plan for a system
of public schools was lengthy, and favored in
most part the plan. The" committee favored
school districts by justices' precincts, and this
was forcibly resisted by Mr. Baker and advo-
cated by Prof. Rote and others. Prof. Anderson
opposed identifying school districts with jus-
tices precincts or any other political subdivi-
sion of the county, lie would have the school
districts entirely separate, and contended that
the freedom of this country depended upon the
people in their control of free schools, which
ought not to be complicated with parties and
Mr. Baker thought it well enough to accept
county commissioners precincts as the basis
for forming school districts, but justices pre-
cincts were not formed with reference to popu-
lation, and could not be adopted. He then
reviewed his plan for a system of public educa-
tion. showing forcibly its advantages and the
flexibility by which "the system could readily
be adopted to the changes iu the country and
its institutions, the growth of the population
and increase in the school fund. He indicated
the faults of the present system, the entire ab-
sence of supervision of the schools, and the un-
reliable character of the statistics he was able
to gather and present. A state superintendent,
or commissioner of public schools, with ample
authority, was a necessity, and he should urge
that upon all proper occasions, and
with his utmost influence upon the
legislature, but with the avowal
positively made to the E= -ani of Education aud
this meeting that the board, the legislature
nor the governor could induce him to accept
the oflice, should it be created. He thought
this statement proper, because lie might other-
wise have some enemy wko would say he was
working to make a place for himself. The
sentiment seemed divided on the question of
justices precincts, but there was no apparent
objection to any important particular of Mr.
The suit for the recovery of school lands, in-
stituted at the instance of the land* board
against Rhomb?rg and others, claims for the
State 170 sections, or 106,SOU acres. The de-
fense is not known, but it was claimed before
the board by the purchasers of the laud in
question that they purchased as ageuts for
others, to be paid for their services in one-half
of the net profits of the purchases. The lands
are situated in the Panhandle country, and are
believed to be worth a considerable advance on
the price paid.
Suits were instisuted against Oscar Samotz,
J. W. Jones, J. T. Schneider, Levyson & Phil-
lipson, F. E. Rufiini, Phil. Abrahams aud A. J.
Quigan, on their stock subscriptions to the
Austin and Northwestern Narrow-gauge Rail-
way company, for small amounts each.
Paul Reinke was slain near his place, in this
county, yesterday, while hauling posts from
the cedar brake to his house, at Flint Rock.
He was postmaster and had a little store.
Julius Steeb, a German, was seen following
him, a short while before he was found
killed, and Mrs. Reinke offers $100 re-
ward for Steeb's arrest. Steebs is
about 5 feet 10 inches high, auburn hair, dark
eyes, weight 150 pounds, thick lips aud speaks
broken English. It is now said there was an
old grudge between "Steeb and Reinke about
a sewing machine sold to the former by Reinke,
and afterward taken away by him.
It is stated ou good authority here that, the
appointment^ of judge and United States at-
torney will be sent in on the loth of January,
and that Evans, at present, is the choice of the
George Haswell, formerly of this place, hi
friends are glad to hear, lias one of the United
States Senate offices at a good salary.
Loft with Prisoner—Tom "Williams
[Special to Toe News.]
Waco, December 2s.—Deputy Sheriff Watts,
of Palestine, left for home this evening with
Henry Elson. Eiscn is wanted at Palestine to
answer a charge of cattle-stealing.
Sheriff Wilson, of Burleson county, is in
town after Wiley Montgomery. Montgomery
was arrested here two weeks ago, and is
wanted at Caldwell to answer an indictment
Tom Williams, char r d with counterfeiting,
stood an examining tri d be•'<>re United States
Commissioner J. H. Finks to-day, and was re-
committed to jail on failing to give bond for
,liis appearance at the next term of the United
One of the most recherche and interesting
social events of the holiday season was the
grand fancy masquerade given by the New-
port club, to-night, at Walker hall. The at-
tendance was good and made up of societv
leaders. The costumes were as fine as ever
seen in Waco, and many were especially
elegant, notably those of Mrs. George Clark,
as a sailor girl; Mrs. T. R. Jordan, os a visita-
tion sister; Mrs. J. C. Street, of Houston; Miss
Josie Lambdin, Miss Bennie Walker, Miss
Birdie Acock. Miss Kate Friend and Mrs.
Colonel R. B. Parrott. Among the gentlemen
whose costumes attracted special comment
were George W. Cleveland, sailor boy; J.
C. Clark, as Oscar Wilde; J. R. Downs, as
cavalier: J. W. Castles, British officer; Eu-
gene Williams, Black Mammy. Several well-
known society people from neighboring cities
were present and many distinguished persons
of this city honored the occasion with their
presence. The management of the ball was
most excellent, all the arraugements perfect,
and altogether the affair was the most bril-
liant of the season and will be long remember-
ed. The music furnished was tine. The enter-
tainment surpassed all previous ones given by
this club, which is composed of the first young
men of the city.
FORT WORTH GUN CLUB.
A Splendid Day's Sport and Sxciting
[Special to tee News.]
Fort Worth, December 2S.—The shooting
at the meeting of the Fort Worth Gun club,
to-day, in the priving park, was well attended.
Four interesting matches took place and fine
scores were made, considering the stiff breeze
blowing from the south.
Henry Purnell won first money in the first
match, killing four pigeons out of five at twen-
ty-six yards rise: J. K. Filler second, and J.
S. Harrison and H. Purnell tied for first
money in the second match, twenty-one yards
rise, breaking eight glass balls out of five
double rises; E. A. Worden second, and N. D.
In the third match, novice shots, Harrison,
Poole, Jones and Thomas tied for first money,
killing three straight pigeons at twenty-one
yards rise; Haney and Richardson second,
and Massie third.
Sam Finley won first moiiey in the fourth
match, at ten clay pigeons at twenty-one
vards rise; A. "A. Barrodoli second and J.
haney third. This match was very exciting.
J. H. Filler tied for first money, and nine extra
clav pigeons were shot at to decide the tie.
Filler'missed the ninth pigeon on the slioot-off,
and Finley won.
All the matches were swee]»stakes, and the
entries were numerous. The sport will con-
Two Serious Affrays—Death of I££c-
[Special to The news.1
Denison. December 2s.—Solomon Kauffman,
of the grocery firm of Gaisman & Co., and T.
L. Ellis, got into a difficulty over an account,
resulting in Kauffman getting badly beaten,
his face being fearfully disfigured.
Mr. Spears and family entered Brown's pho-
tograph gallery to-day, and a dispute occurred
over a picture, when Spears was ordered out of
the gallery by Brown, who raised a chair to
strike him. Spears, who had his pocket-knife
in his hand, told Brown if he struck him he
wouid cut his liver out, whereupon Brown
knocked Spears down with the chair, breaking
his left arm,dislocating his wrist and cutting
his head seriously.
Alex. MePherson, stabbed Christmas night,
died this morning. The coroner's jury rendered
a verdict that death was caused by a cut in the
left abdomen inflicted by one James Green.
Mr. John j?culiec« o£«
BOUNCING TBE TELEPHONES.
Electric Light—Sent to Jail-
tached—Special School T«
—Railroad Notes, Etc.
[Special to The News.]
Dallas, December 28.—The new electric
light will be turned on next Tuesday.
Abraham and David Pollard, father and
son, were brought here to-day in charge of a
deputy United States marshal, charged with
stealing two mules, a wagon and shotgun from
D. W. Bushyhead, chief of the Cherokee Na-
tion, at Fort Gibson, last month. Chief Bushy-
head was present as a witness in the examining
trial held to-day before Commissioner McCor-
mick, who placed them under $1000 bond, in v '
default of which they were locked up.
At a meeting of subscribers to the telephone
service in Dallas, to-dav. Messrs. Jules Schnei-
der presided, and W. K. Wheelock acted as
secretary. A number of speeches were made
condemnatory of the manner in which the
present employes of the Telephone exchange
neglect to perform their duties.
The following memorial was adopted:
To the President of the Southwestern Tele-
phone Exchange Company, Little Rock, Ark.:
The undersigned subscribers of the Telephone
exchange at Dallas, having during the past
month ineffectually solicited the local manage-
ment to give us efficient service, now find
themselves forced to request you to remove
the telephones out of our offices and resi-
dences. We shall not pav for another quar-
ter, as we can not get sucn service as we are
entitled to and ought to have.
The above was signed by upward of 300 sub-
scribers. A resolution as follows was adopted:
Resolved, that no one who signs the above
will pay further for the telephone service until
headquarters are heard from-
Messrs. E. M. Tillman, Simon & Co. at-
tached a lot of liquors belonging to C. O-
Hodges for claims to the amount of about
On January 5 East Dallas will vote on the
question of levying a special school tax.
Mr. C. B. Chester, a hydraulic engineer, of
Chicago, arrived here to-day to make a sur-
vey of the proposed enlargement of the water-
Cotton receipts since September 1 are 41.000
bales. This season's receipts will be upwara of
A sixteen year-old-couple, named James T.
Toney and Lizzie C. Thomas, eloped from their
paternal relatives, near Grand Prairie, and
were married here before being caught by their
irate and solicitous parents. The youngsters
were finally forgiven and returned home with
the old folks.
Four side-tracks are being laid at Miller's
ferry, four miles from Dallas, by the Houston
and Texas Central railroad, and it is expected
that a thriving village will be built up there by
the company's employes, many of whom ^fe
engaged in the gravel pit near there.
Knights of Pythias—Officers Elected-*
Legion of Honor—Robbery at Led*
better—Chapter on Safe-blowing*
[Special to The News.]
Brenhah, December 28.—The Knights of
Pythias at a regular meeting held at Castle
hall, Brenham Lodge No. 10, the following
officers were elected for the ensuing year: W.
E. Sloan, chancellor; H. K. Harrison, vice-
chancellor; F. P. Trenck, prelate; C. G. Mor-
ton, K. of R. and S.; F. M. Harvin, M. of F.;
A. Simon, M. of E.: C. C. Garrett, M. of A.;
C. C. Garrett, J. Bassett, M, A. Hea^r, trus-
tees; F. M. Griffin, representative to" Grand
Lodge; M. Aaron, alternate.
The American Legion of Honor, at a meet-
ing of the Brenham Council, on Thursday even-
ing, elected the following officers for the ensu-
ing year: John G. Rankin, commajider: F. P.
Trenck, vice-commander; Lewis R. Bryan,
orator; H. Cohn, treasurer: P. W. Hunt, sec-
retary; T. W. Chippell, collector; John Sayles,
chaplain: T. A. Bal»er, guide; L. C. Beaneilier,
sentry; E. P. Davis, warden; W. H. Vinson,
C. Minkwitz, J. W. Webb, trustees; J. lL»
Moore, representative, William Thompson, al-
ternate. The members of the legion alter
ward adjourned to a popular public resort,
and had a happy time, amid the popping of
champagne corks and eloquent orations.
A gentleman who came down on the train
from Ledbetter this evening reports that the *
safe in the store-house belonging to W.
McLellan was blown opeu this morning and
£3000 stolen. Only $700 of the amount be^
longed to Mr. McLellan. The balance was on
deposit for safe keening. Mr. O. Morris owned
S1S00. and a Mr. Wiilard tfc- U-LWLU
burglars drilled a hole over the lock and easily
turned the combination, showing that the.
cracksmen were skillful workmen The
rascals are doubtless the same fellows who are
working their way slowly throughout the State,
and business men everywhere should remember
tha experts who have made safe-blowing a
lift-long business have very little trouble in
opening three-fourths of the safes used by
merchants. In some cases home talent has
something to do in explaining these mysterious
burglaries. Even bankers, with their seeming
impenetrable time locks, vaults and safes are
not always secure unless fully prepared: for
the sharpest safe-blowers in the United States
have formerly been safe lock-makers, and with
keen tools, dynamite and giant power, they
can burst the strongest safes manufactered.
Horse Stolen™An Arrest—Christma:
ISpeciai. 'to The News.]
Bey an, -December 28.—A gang of horse
thieves have been operating in the country
during the p;ist two weeks and have carried off
several fine horses. Mr. Jack Buchanan had
fiue brown horse, with one white hiud foot,
stolen last night. He had a bridle and saddle
on. Mr. William McQuardale had a pale dun
horse stolen, branded U on the shoulder and red
leather saddle on.
The artesian well is progressing slowly, and
the people of Bryan are hopeful of its being a
Sheriff Dawson has arrested Hugh Brooks,
who has been at large for over three years.
Brooks is charged with various offenses in the
The Bryan Rifles give a grand military ball
on Monday night, December 31, and will fur-
nish a fine supper. The object is to raise
money to purchase new uniforms. The effort
no doubt will be encouraged by the people of
A large delegation of young men and vounjj
ladies went out to the ranch of A. F. Wilson
and indulged in the light fantastic until late,
and were served with choice refreshments.
Rev. Mr. Martin is still holding religions
meetings at the court-house.
Mr. Charles Lame died very suddenly to-
day, and it is reported he took poison and
ended his own life. He was a quiet and peace-
able citizen, and the rash act can not be ac-
The Great Festival Observed—Hon.
L. K. Frank's Proposition, Etc.
Special to The News.1
Stephexville, December 28.—This portion
of Northwest Texas has celebrated Christmas,
not by fasting and prayers, but by rejoicing.
At both the Methodist and Baptist churches
here there were beautiful Christmas tfees,
loaded with handsome presents for the little
folks, old folks and middle-aged. At the
Methodist Christmas tree a silk quilt, made by
the Ladies Aid society, of Stephenville, wa
sold for the handsome sum of $67 80.
The representative iu the legislature fromj
this district, Hon. L. N. Frank, proposi
give the mileage and per diem, to which he will
be entitled at the approaching called session of
the legislature, to any one who will draft a bill
that will fully meet and equitably adjust thd
feuce-cuttiug question, and which will have tha
practical effect of harmoniously settling tfiac
Iu the northern portion of the county several
wire fences have been cut. McClenny broth-
ers, living in that section of the county, had
about two miles of their pasture fence cut lost
Under Bond—Death of Willie Griffin—
[Spec;at. to The News.]
McDade, December 28.—Geo. Milton and
Tom Bishop were placed under a bond of $1500
for the killing of the Beattys.
Willie Griffin died this morning at 4 o'clock.
Haywood Beatty, Robert Stevens and Char-
lie Goodman were arrested by Sheriff Jenkins,
and are in jail at Bastrop. The two former
The jury of inquest found that Willie Grit*
fin came to his death by a pistol shot fired by
Captain Weehes, of the Schooner Tilly,
[Special to The N ews.1 m
Corpus Christi, December 28.—The captain
of the steamship Aransas brought the news of
the drowning of Captain Weekes, of the
schooner Tilly Ida, in the gulf, twenty miles
off Aransas Pass. The mate of the schooner
requested the captain to make the same known
in this city. No particulars of the accident in
known, except that the captain fell overboard
aud was drowned. It is not known where th.
deceased hailed from.
A Conductor's Sndden Death.
[special to The News.1
Pine Bluff, Ark., December 28.—F. T. Vass,
conductor on a north-bound freight on the
Texas and St. Louis railway, fell dead on the
platform of his caboose as his train was leav-
ing the depot here. His last words were, " All
abbard." Heart disease was the cause of his
death. He leaves a wife to mourn his loss.
The railroad acknowledges the loss of one of
the best of mes.
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