The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 42, No. 243, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 20, 1883 Page: 2 of 4
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A. H. BELO & CO., Publishers.
Tuesday, Jiorember 20. 1SS3.
'Tis a wet day when a circus gets left.
Johs Iriland's memory is not accounted
Is IT proper to call a centenarian a time-
President Arthur is tho George IV of
southern returniug-boards are no longer a
TSeter ''blow1' your horse in advance of the
race—apd then don't.
bulldozing nor fraud can make the
Republican party stay.
Hewitt has abandoned Tilden. This is sig-
nificant in more than one sense.
Gorham is too much of a veteran sinner to
Squirm as he does over Virginia.
Lightning never strikes twice in the same
place, because there is no need of it.
Goodness gracious! There is Joe Pulitzers
World criticising Matthew Arnold's English.
John Swinton, the Thinker, thinks that
Vanderbilt should be a subject of legislation.
The National Republican is worse than a
boil on the pinnacle of a knee at foot-ball time.
It will require more than an eye^for well-cut
pants to reach the presidency with the people's
eyes open. ________ _
A convenient memory would mean political
elysium for the politicians were it not for the
Rather funny that England can tolerate
local self-government in Hindostan and object
to it in Ireland.
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Hard at it, trying to square accounts with
the executive office on the last campaign. Who
mentioned crow ?
The squirming of the Republican party over
the Makone dish would remind a person of a
The cheerful news comes from Afghanistan
that a number of Ayhoob Khan's followers are
liaving their heads removed.
Butler's thanksgiving proclamation is full
-ft thanks and blessings. Benjamin doesn't
&how his teeth worth a cent.
Since the New York Times came down to
two cents it has curtailed its wrapping paper.
That seems to be all, however.
The change in time will destroy many an
old joke of the negro minstrels. Thus, there
is some sweetness in everything.
E.1 J_ ..I. - iLL —il"'-' fJL JU-S'
The new time standard gives considerable
proof that the railroads boss this oountry. If
fcot, why are we all re-arranging our clocks?
* Tom Nast is seriously sick at Iris home in
New Jersey. If Nast's brains were only equal
to his meanHess the country would miss him.
Judge Wylie. of the District of Columbia,
seems to be one of the few Roman public ser-
vants appointed under Republican auspices.
The greatest shock administered to the
public in a long time is tho announcement by a
Chicago paper that Ella Wheeler wears bangs.
Ml .11 Mil I ll.Jtg. J.J M
Wade Hampton does not like the idea of a
Southern man on the Democratic ticket. Well,
there is no special reason why Wade should be
coaxed to like it.
There is some difference between English
and American political methods. In this coun-
try the candidate puts up the drinks, while in
England he stands the dinners.
Aeram S. HiiWifcT Is getting slangy. He calls
Hoiman a '"cheese-parer" and a "akin-Hint."
Can a man who uses slang, especially such poor,
insipid slang, even- become president?
Minister Ferry states the situation is hourly
becoming more grave between France and
China. OflZecsive operations by the French, if
Hot already begun, may be looked for at any
The Georgia Democratic papers are paying
particular attention of late to the ex-Hon.
22mory Speer. Mr. Speer does not seem to
enjoy the undivided confidence of the people of
" Captain Eads," says the New York 31ari-
time Register, " is prepared to undertake the
work of securing twenty-five feet of water on
Galveston bar—no water no pay. Congress
\vill be asked for an appropriation for the
work, and Galveston will no doubt help with
O'Donnell wi^.1 be tried before Judge
George Denman, one of the ablest and most
incorruptible judges in England. He is a sou
of the great Judge Thomas Denman, who was
aucil a fearless advocate of Queen Caroline,
and who was afterwards chief justice of
Hicks Pasha is without provisions, and to
make matters worse is surrounded by the forces
of the False Prophet. The Egyptian soldiers,
in the recent battle with the enemy, fled, and
the last seen of the brave Moncrieff he was
lighting desperately for his life, surrounded by
The Long Island murder, in nearly every
feature, is ahead of anything charged up to
this part of the country for many a day. The
fiend who robbed the Maybee family, could
have done so without murdering mother and
daughter, and robbery seems to have been his
chief and original purpose.
Sats the New York Maritime Register of
the 14th instant: Captain Eads's proposition to
secure twenty-five feet of water on Galveston
tar on the plan of no water no pay has a busi-
ness-like sound to it. The wisest thing Con-
gress can do in this matter is to accept the
proposition. The work is for the benefit of
nearly a third of the country.
It is observed that 221 persons were
killed on New England railways during the
past year, but when it is stated that of the
total fatality account only sixteen were pas-
sengers, matters, of course, look better for the
traveling public. The injured for the same
period foot up 535, of whom but fifty-two were
passengers—an average of one per week. Rail-
road travel in Texas is slightly ahead of the
for freshness and vigor Colorado journal-
ism beats the world. Here is a specimen, ad-
dressed by the Ouray Solid Muldoon to an es-
The ignorant, contemptible, mean, sneaking,
cowardly, self important, low-flimsy dirty, outland-
ish, back-biting, self-styled politician, dead-beat.
Whisky-bloat, backwoods bummer, beer-inflated,
big-headed, soft skulled, o%errated swamp angel:
crawling, creeping viper; dirty scum of the dirty.
Stagnated swamp; mean, big-jawed, slab-sided,
knock-kneed, bow-legged, erander-shanked cur who
is at the helm of the Journal and acting boss of the
liemocratic party of Summit county will—after the
election—be tramping over the country in quest of
another printiajr office to steal.
Messrs. Healy and Bigg&r, Irish members
of the British Parliament, addressed large
meetings yesterday, the first mentionod gen-
tleman at Droglaeda and the latter at Oldham,
in Lancashire. Speaking of the current report
that, at the next session of Parliament, a bill
would be introduced extending the franchise
in England, Mr. Healy asserted that the
Irish should not be deprived of the benefit of
the extension. Mr. Biggar declared the
Orangemen to be dupes, and assorted that the
torch-bearers in the late procession to do Sir
Stafford Northcote honor were remunerated
for their services. In the course of Mr. Big-
gars speech Earl Speucer was not forgotten.
On the day before the adjournmenf of the last
session of Congress a committee of the House
of Representatives, of which Hon. E. W. Rob-
ertson, of Louisiana, was chairman, made a
report on the claim of certain stockholders of
the Bank of Louisiana to the gold of that bank,
■which came into possession of tho Federal
forces on the collapse of the Confederacy. It is
asserted by the New Orleans States that there
never was a juster claim than that made in the
report referred to. " The old Bank of Louisi-
ana," says the States, u was the wealthiest and
strongest of all our city banks. It had in its
vaults considerably over two millions of dol-
lars of gold. When Farragut's fleet passed
the forts and approached the city, Governor
Moore, or the military authorities of the Con-
federacy. in this city, sent officers to the bank,
ordering the removal of its specie into the Con-
federacy, and furnishing au escort for its safe
conduct. The president, the late R. M. Davis,
and sererai directors, among whom was the
lata Dr. Mercer, protested against this order,
and proposed to pay out the specie to the credi-
tors of the bank, the depositors aKd the note-
holders. But tbe military order was impera-
Hre The gold was transferred to Georgia un-
to ihe care of the president »t the tank^and
deposited in certain banks, where it wouldap-
pear, from tbe faregoing report, a portion of
it remained after the collapse of the Confed"
eracy, when it was captured and passed into
th#treasary of the United States/' It is as-
sumed that Congress will take action on this
claim at the ensuing session. The States con-
Several, indeed many of our best people who
took no part in the war, and who were declared
Union m-n, like Or. Mercer, had their fortunes
swept away and have been impoverished through
this forced expropriation of their all. The reten-
tion of this sro'd by the United State**, under rue
circumstances related in tho above report, would
reti-'ct seriously upon tha honor and reputation of
th* l>public, as the money was never used iu the
rebellion, and as its removal beyond the jurisdic-
tion of the Federal power was involuntary and
compulsory. It was captured as. and is clearly
proved to be. private property. Every principle of
equitv, and the laws of nations, demand that it
should be returned to its original and real owners.
We trmt that our Representatives in Congress will
sew that a bill embodying the recommendations of
«h* above report will be adopted early in next ses-
It is reported from Washington that the great
Mercer colony * suit has at last reached a con-
clusion in the Supreme Court of the United
States. As is well known, this is one of the
most important laud cases that have ever gone
up from this State, involving as it did the titles
to millions of dollars worth of lands and pro-
perty in one of the richest and most desirable
sections of Texas. The litigation has been long
and strenuously contested on both sides,
the ablest legal talent being engaged.
It will be seen that the decision in
favor of the State of Texas, releasing
it from the contract alleged to have
been entered into between the republic of
Texas and Charles P. Mercer, is based upon
the ground that there is no evidence to show
that Mercer fully complied with his obligation
in the contract.
The labor troubles are a little mixed. In
the dispatches published yesterday an account
is given of four hundred miners mobbing a
mining superintendent for not complying with
their demands and advancing wages. On the
same page is an account of gloomy forebodings
among the workmen in the great iron manu-
factories of Pittsburgh on account of the shut-
ting down of numerous mills on account of
depression iu business, whereby it is estimated
nearly 10,000 operatives will be thrown out of
employment at the beginning of the rigors
of a Northern winter. Both the laborer
and his employer have rights which should be
respected on both sides. The accounts from
Pittsburgh show that, in the cases of the man-
ufacturers there, and under present circum-
stances, they find it does not pay to run their
mills at all. The Michigan rioters, before re-
sorting to violence, might, had they inves-
tigated the matter, have found their employers
in the same condition. At all events, these
disorders are te be deplored, and, if continued,
bode no good to the country. Fair play on
both sides should be the governing principle.
FREE TRADE AND EMPLOYMENT FOR
If Mr. Randall oau withdraw his mind suffi-
ciently from the fearful mazes of the speaker-
ship contest, he may And plenty of food worthy
even of hi3 subtle powers of intellectual diges-
tion in the threatened starvation or beggary of
a large number of Pennsylvania iron workers,
in consequence of the closing down of mills.
Already 8000 men are thrown out of employ-
ment at the beginning of winter, and it is
fared that the same misfortune from the same
cause impends for a great many others. The
only reason assigned for the suspensions, actual
or contemplated, is lack of orders and prevail-
ing low prices—in short, depression of trade.
Very naturally, workmen in Pennsylvania
iron mills experience gloomy forebodings when
they should be bright in hope and light in
heart at the approach of "Merry Christmas."
There is no merry Christmas in prospect for
them, unless they are to tind it in deep and in-
ebriating draughts of the protection theory,
commended to them by such philanthropists as
Congressmen Kelley and Randall. At present,
however, the situation, as regards unemployed
workmen on the one hand and protectionist
statesmen and protected manufacturers on the
other hand, is calculated to recall a character-
istic interview bstween Horace Greeley
and a stout beggar, who pleaded that
he was out of employment and could get
no work. "No work?" exclaimed the
impetuous champion of protectionism, " no
work? You lie, you vallaln, the world is full
of it." In Greeley's time, as now, the favorite
appeal addressed to laborers by protectionist
demagogues was that the protective system
afforded them the only infallible assurance of
employment at living prices. Without that
system, it was insisted, the market for labor
would collapse, steady and remunerative em-
ployment could not be had, domestic trade
would be disastrously depressed, and in brief,
the country would be ruined by the un-
hecked influx of the products of the
pauper labor of Great Britain and
other foreign countries. There i^ a fatal flaw-
in this view of the case from the fact that labor
and production in America would be necessary
to pay for the unlimited importation of for-
eign goods, though the ratio of labor would be
less to a given quantity of domestic produc-
tion, either of comfort or luxury, or its foreign
equivalent. But the dogmatists of protection-
ism have always scorned to take notice of the
criticisms of common sense. Through thick
and thin they have stuck to the assumption
that the country is richer the greater the diffi-
culties of production, the larger the proportion
of effort to substantial results, and that the
true paradise for the American laborers is to be
sought in a system designed to establish these
conditions by obstructing trade, prevent-
ing the influx and use of cheap for-
eign products, aud keeping up prices
by organizing scarcity. Nevertheless the
organized scarcity is resulting in a relative
overproduction by the Pennsylvania iron-mills,
that are threatened, as their owners confess,
with starvation for want of a market, and iu
the discharge of many thousand workmen,
who are plunged in the gloomiest forebodings
at the prospect of starvation or beggary for"
want of employment. Perhaps it might not be
rank sacrilege, even in Pennsylvania, and even
in contradiction of the gospel of protectionism
according to Apostles Kelley and Randall, to
remind the American laborer that the protective
system, whoever may be benefited by it, does
not protect him, does not infallibly assure him
employment at high wages, or any wages, and
that if it has a paradise in store for him, it is a
paradise not of this world, but of another, and
to be reached with dispatch only through
the open door of misery and famine. At any
rate it is true now, as it has always been true,
that for the mass of laborers and producers in
a country, where the people are civilly and
politically free, the amplest assurance of steady
employment, adequate remuneration and sub-
stantial welfare with respect to all needful ele-
ments of comfortable living, is only to be
found in the largest freedom of commerce and
THE GOVERNOR, THE BOURBONS AND
THE LAWYER GENERALS.
Governor Ireland has explained the request
he was reported to have made for two compa-
nies of federal soldiers to suppress the supposed
negro insurrection at Gause. The statement
of the circumstances under which he acted
shows that his course was wise and prudent. In
brief, they appear to have been as follows;
Sunday night he received a telegram from
Gause station announcing that the negroes to
the number of 530 were under arms against the
white people. It was an insurrection if the
telegraphic message was true. From Judge
Prendergast, a gentleman of standing, the gov-
ernor found that the person who signed the dis-
patch was a reputable man, and the records of
the secretary of state's office indicated that
he was a justice of the peace. Learning
this much of the person who reported the
trouble, it evidently was beginning to appear
to the governor that there was need of prompt
action to pfevent a terrible calamity. It
being Sunday night, and the state departments
being closed, having no access to the adjutant-
general's department, and that officer then
being absent attempting to accommodate
affairs between fence-cutters and fence-owners,
the governor states tbat he was unable to ascer -
tain what organized state militia companies
could bo ordered to the scene of action in time.
Thereupon he telegraphed General Augur,
commanding this military district, at San
Antonio, asking if two companies of United
States troops could be furnished if necessary.
It is evident that if he could get state troops
the federal troops were not to be used, and if
state troops could not be had in sufficient
force in good time, the governor intended
to suppress the supposed insurrec-
tion with United States troops. Any
other course would have been under the cir-
cumstances simply puerile; and yet there are
in Texas some persons such sticklers for state
rights and non-intervention of federal power
that they would have preferred that the county
of Milam should be given over to the bloody
reign of a negro mob rather than prevent the
catastrophe by the use of two companies of
the soldiers of the common country, Texas in-
cluded. These superfine, nickel-plated Bour-
bons would even deprecate the intervention of
state militia. They would let Milam county
bo given up to the torch and shotgun if local
self-government were not equal to the task of
suppressing the rioters, and to think of intro-
ducing the soldiers of this common govern-
ment upon the scene is treason to the State.
Such Bourbonism would have left the insure
rection, had there been one at Gause,
to its own devices, and to work
out its own ends in its own savage way, as they
will to leave the fence-cutters to their barbaric
sway in large districts of the State. But the
governor, as shown in a conversation with The
News correspondent at Austin, does not allude
to such objections to the use of federal troops,
content, no doubt, to let the great mass of sensi-
ble people judge for themselves, confident as
lie well may be that they will justify his action
in that respect. He, however, seems to think
it worth while to show that General Augur, in
reply to his telegram requesting the use of
federal troops, was in error in refusing to
grant the request. Here the governor exhib-
its a child-like innocence. The federal gen-
eral quoted the posse comitatus act, which does
not permit the use of his soldiers to assist United
States marshals in executing process in cer-
tain cases, but the governor shows authority
for the use of the soldiers to quell insurrection.
The governor may be in fault in not first hav-
ing applied to the president or the command-
ing officer of the department, but he had the
right to expect, as would have been the case
had General Crook or some real American man
held the fort at San Antonio, that the troops
would have been promised, and the superior
orders requested later on. The governor was
innocent of the fact that all the soldiers at San
Antonio are needed to hold that stragetic
point and make up the quota required for dress
parade, and that the absence of a couple
of companies would mar the afternoon
display and probably send off to
Gause and the dangers of civil strife
a score of the best boot-blacks and officers*
servants in the garrison. Had the governor
understood these embarrassments of the gen-
eral, the application would scarcely have been
made, and he would have escaped the posse
comitatus missile launched at his head by the
learned military lawyer. Nearly everybody
in this country, and a good many out of it, in-
cluding sundry wild tribes of Mexican Indians,
have long ago learned that it makes a great
deal of difference to what particular federal
officer or general application should be made
to transact any business in the military line.
The governor has now read the lesson, at least
sufficiently well to know there are generals and
generals, fighting, quibbling, dashing, pro-
crastinating, military and lawyer-generals.
THE STALWART PLAN OF CAMPAIGN.
Every breeze that blows from the North
flashes an indication of the Republican plan of
campaign during the next presidential contest.
Everything points in the same direction. The
generals are united. Differences are composed,
and all that remains to be done is to educate
public sentiment to the proper standard. The
Republican organization is completely under
control of the stalwart wing of the party. Con-
science or constitution is not spelled by them
with a capital G. Their methods were not
conceived under the inspiration of either. They
have resolved upon the bloody shirt as the
Republican platform, and the people may as
well prepare at this early day for a corrupt,
vituperative, unprincipled and desperate cam-
paign. Events have convinced the stalwart
leaders that if the party survives in national
control for another presidential period,
it must be by the grace of frauds and
usurpations more dangerous to free
government and national morals than the in-
famies that carried Mr. Hayes into the White-
house in the spring of 1877. The present head
of the government at Washington wishes to
succeed himself. Ho is generally depicted as
a good-natured man, more adapted to negotiate
with a tailor than to plan political enterprises.
This makes him the more dangerous. With a
Grant, a Morton, a Zach Chandler or a Blaine
in the White-house, we might expect some ex-
treme and desperate experiment if the exigen-
cies of Republican supremacy demanded it. Mr.
Arthur we have been accustomed to look at in
a different light. We all know he is an excel-
lent fisherman and a first-class judge of
potables, and altogether an accomplished aris-
tologist. Further, his tailor attracts con-
siderable attention, and his barber is a person
of esteemed consequence. On the heels of all
this, it is said that he is essentially honest in
most things, though careless in a sense, and
abnormally partisan. These qualities, while
conspiring to make him what Major Ochiltree
calls him, a " devilish good fellow," is calculated
to make him a very dangerous statesman.
A careless man in public life is always sur-
rounded by conspirators or by sycophants. The
influence of either class is to be feared, for
both have selfish ends to pursue by unscrupu
lous means. Mr. Arthur is surrounded, per-
haps, by as unwholesome a gang of corrup-
tionists as ever disgraced or imperiled a nation.
Take Teller, Gresham and Lincoln from his
cabinet and what remains * Frelinghuysen is
not a corruptionist, but he is an easy-going old
fossil who allows his subordinates to run his de-
partment. The subordinates in the departments
are as a rule the usufruct of the spoils system.
Patriotism with them is a serio-comic idea-
Brewster Cameron, a pushing, bustling man of
no consequence and no ability beyond low
scheming and petty vengeance, is a fair speci-
men of the administration satrap of the pre-
sent day. He is an influence in all the de-
partments at Washington, but more especially
in the department of justice—a wing of the
government which may be powerful equally
for good or evil. Hatton, tho first assistant
postmaster-general, is another specimen. Un-
like Cameron, Hatton has the reputation of
being a very clever fellow, but like Cameron,
he is thoroughly unscrupulous and indifferent
to every sentiment of right, justice and de-
cency when the interests of the Republican
party are at stake. It is an admitted fact that
Cameron and Hatton attend to all
the under-currents and less glaring
happenings of the administration. What
is to be expected when two such men engineer
administrative action? Wisdom can not be
expected; statesmanship will not be looked for:
but any species of political calumny or party
knavery will never fail to be duly perpetrated.
This is the reason why Mr. Arthur's adminis-
tration is dangerous. He is in the hands of un-
scrupulous or -incompetent men. Hatton and
his partner Gorham created the administra-
tion partnership with Mahone and with the
other species of political bashi-bazouks.
In fact, these men, aided and abetted by Win.
E. Chandler and the numerous jobbers who have
fattened at the expense of the tax-payers dur-
ing the Republican rule, have already planned
the next campaign. They fully understand
that an honest, square contest, fought on
issues of national interest and not of sectional
politics, would be fatal to their party. Conse-
quently, an order for a bloody-shirt campaign
has been issued all along the line. Mahone is the
official herald of the coming contest. His re-
cent defeat has "been made the occasion
of a stalwart pronunciamiento. It was issued
a few days ago. This very remarkable docu-
ment outlines the plan of the next campaign.
It is not original, as its salient features have
been presented in Mr. Hatton's very interesting
paper, the National Republican. Stalwart
orators have also prepared us for it. Mr. Ma-
hone's manifesto is an address to the Readjuster
party of Virginia. It is replete with stalwart
maxims and aphorisms. It charges the whites
with bulldozing and reckless negro slaying. It
charges the Democratic party with disloyalty,
corruption, un-American ideas, and nearly
everything else of a vicious character. It is a
model campaign document and is meant for
such. It assumes that all the negroes in
the South are Republicans, and that a
large percentage of the whites are of
the same political faith in the States of
South Carolina and Louisiana. It asserts that
in three or four Southern States the Republi-
cans are undoubtedly in the majority, though
bulldozing or fraudulent counts have made
them Democratic, and hints that the national
government should take radical measures to
put an end to such a condition, and establish in
these States the control of Republican majori-
ties. The whole thing is an admonition of
what we may expect. The stalwarts will en-
deavor to divert the attention of the people
from national and unsectional issues. Their
plan is to have Randall for speaker of the
House, keep the tariff question and kindred
questions in retirement, give us a " bloody
shirt campaign, with money," vilify the South,
bewilder, inflame and solidify the North,
and capture the presidency for another four
years. Special interests that thrive by abuse and
abhor reform will furnish the campaign fund;
race troubles will be organized and encouraged;
riots and bloodshed procured to order; and if
the contest is close at the conclusion, the ex-
pedient of throwing out Southern Democratic
States will be attempted. This is the stalwart
plan of campaign, and the Democracy had
better begin to prepare for it.
THE CRISIS IN TONQUIN. •
If the alleged interview with Marquis Tseng,
telegraphed from Paris, Sunday, is genuine,
then, in the opinion of the Chinese representa-
tive, the crisis in the Franco-Chinese quarrel
can not be far distant. In his view, either
pretended or real, the onus of initiating actual
hostilities rests with France; China desires
peace, but the mandarins will not allow their
toes to be trodden upon too far; and
the crossing of the Red river—the
Rubicon in this case—by the French, will be
equivalent to a declaration of war. Tseng
talks as though in expectation not only of such
an event, but of an ^ttack on the stronghold
of the Black Flags and Chinese at Bac-Ninh,
some distance north of t*ie river. What
would follow? If the^oolie/ of his govern-
ment is at all represent^ 'jy the sentiments of
Marquis Tseng, seemingly so candidly and
unreservedly expressed, in the alleged inter-
view, China will make a determined effort to
hold Bac-Ninh and the territory to the north
and east, of which it is the key, and
extending to the mountains that run
along the Chinese frontier to the northeast-
ward. The marquis evidently believes that
the campaign h*s already been planned by the
French, tbat the chief features will be a com-
bined movement by land and sea, and that
while French troops are making a desceut
from Ha-Noi upon Bac-Ninh. Admiral Cour-
bet will aid in compelling the evacuation of
the latter strategic point by an attack upon
Canton on the same coast and a little to the
eastward. Among the evidences for such a con-
clusion the marquis cites the fact that Admiral
Courbet has been repeatedly telegraph iug for
vessels of light draft suitable for the purpose
indicated. On the part of China the marquis
' asserts that three army corps are ready at a
moment's notice to be concentrated against the
French. Such is the situation as pictured by
Marquis Tseng. But ff he is correct, all this
alleged preparation for armed conflict will
amouut to nothiug, and there will be no
war unless hostilities are precipitated
by France. Will the French take the
initiative? This is a question that will
probably soon be answered. It will be in tho
affirmative if France is guided by her grow-
ing interests and the policy of maintaining
her foothold in Eastern Asia. This would rea-
der more stable her possessions among the
South Sea islands, and prove a most valu-
able addition to French commerce when the
Panama canal shall have bean opened, five or
six years from now. If the French, having
gone so far, expect to maintain their influence
and power in Touquin and the South Pacific,
they must not only tight but vanquish the
What the Interior Papers Say.
The Cleburu Chroniele says:
The Gal>eaton >'sws and Fort Worth Gazette are
taffyiatr una another.
That is better than playing the cat and par-
rot game, like some other papers. Brethren
should" dwell together in unity. See Psalms,
exxxiii, 1st and 2d verses.
The Chronicle does not join in the general
denunciations of the defeated candidate for
governor in Massachusetts, but says:
Somebody says the devil is not as black as he is
pointed. The same may be affirmed of Ben Butler.
The Henderson Times says:
It is next to an impossibility to make a sixteen-
year-old boy see how small he is in the eves of
everybody else but himself.
It is quite as hard for everybody else to
realize that the sixteen-year-old boy sees
everybody else in the same perspective.
Besides the regular army of tramps, Texas
is suffering an invasion of itinerant lecturers
on voluntary missionary tours to teach our be-
nighted people civilization aud religion. The
Bellville Times alludes to one of the class as
Mrs. MattleQaylord Smith " lectured" at the
court-house Friday ni^ht. In everything she said
ami did she exhibited the John Bullism of half a
century ajjo. From ht*r standpoint, everything
English is commendable and everything American
(except money) is worthy of only condemnation.
Mrs. Smith would have shown less egotism and
modesty, and would have done the world more
good, by staying in an English dairy.
41 Great talkers, little doers," says the Hen-
The Times says:
Tbe defeat of Butler might have been a mistake
in Massachusetts. but outside of that common-
wealth the Democrats can bear it with Christian
The Clarksville> Standard does not profess
to usurp the place of St. Peter and hold the
keys to the New Jerusalem, but thinks some
people who expect to climb in on their own de-
vices are doomed to another quarter. Speak-
ing the of late so-called Free-thinkers conven-
tion at Waco, the Standard says:
After a lengthy discussion they agree that every
man should be allowed to fellow the bent of his
own sweet will. This doctrine skeins to be gaining
ground in Texas, and more especially at Waco,
where two prominent ministers of the Methodist
church, growing tired of the restraints thrown
around them by their creeds, have withdrawn from
the church, and, to use a vulgar but suggestive
term, started a little hell of their own.
We consider the doctrine taught by the
Old aud New Testaments as lax enough, and when-
ever a minister attempts to read between the lines
in this infernal doctrine that attempts to hide its
hideousness aud absurdity behind the name of
'• free thought,he is paving his way down to per-
dition and moral degradation, as well as the ways
of those uususpectmg ones over whose weak minds
he may have influence.
Says the Sulphur Springs Gazette:
Gubernatorial aspirants had better not unfurl
their banners next year. If they do they will be
overwhelmed with defeat. Ireland will serve
another term without the least trouble.
The Fort Worth Democrat, speaking of the
late fire in that city, says:
A man riding in the wagon to which the truck
was attached, fell out, and the front wheels of the
truck passed over him. Jim Courtwright quickly
threw the hind wheels out of line of the man's
head, just missing him. He had a narrow escape
Providence may have meant this as a gentle
hint to the men who pile themselves on the
engines and trucks on the way to fires, where
the teams are scarcely able to haul the appara-
tus. Sometimes when the Galveston horses are
forced to halt by the heavy strain on their
strength, some of these determined riders keep
their places without thinking that they might
lighten the load by walking.
The Henderson Times defends fence-cutting
It is a lesson to our law-givers that the people of
this country are not ready for oppression, and that
for laws to be respected, they must be just. It
shows that the people are lawg. lawyers, judges
and jury. Until we have better laws, we may ex-
pect fence-cutters, and the sympathy of patriots
will be on their side.
Texas towns are taxed to support two circus
companies this fall. One takes the first picking
and the other the top crop, and now the Hen-
derson Times says:
The average coon is wondering where he will get
a dollar to defray his expenses in the next show
that may come along.
The Times says:
The News is now the best Democratic paper, ex-
cept the Henderson Times, in the State.
The News does not wear a collar with the
label "democratic." but always labors for the
greatest good to the greatest number of peo-
The following is from the Luling Signal:
Considerable oomplanit is being made in this city
about a lot of worthless foreigners that have been
hanging about town, living by their wits and bene-
fitting nobody. If the railroad company can't send
out a better class of people, Luling would feei grat-
ified if it would locate them somewhere else.
The Fort Worth Democrat now devotes its
time and talents principally to the disparage-
ment of other papers.
The Cameron Herald says:
An extra call of the grand jury, last Tuesday, is
supposed to have been for the purpose of investi-
gating the shcoting of a negro near Gause, week
before last, by unknown parties, and the death of
a man whose head was cut off by a Santa Fe train,
near here, a week or two ago. A few entertain the
belief that he was murdered for tbe $15 or $20 he
is.supposed to have had the night of his fate.
The Decatur Post passed its first annual mile
post last week and keeps right on.
An exchange says:
In view of the quick time recently male by
Chicago divorce lawyers, it has been deemed the
proper kick for railroad trains to stop fifteen u.in-
utes for divorces.
In Texas people will soon be able to change
partners without stopping trains.
The Shelbyville Laborer's Champion says:
It is very unbecoming in a young person to be
disrespectful of old age.
This should be remembered by pert young
journalists who are impudent to The News
and Uncle Daniel, of the Age.
The Homer Banner advises Angelina county
farmers to "try two acres in Nicarogwa
wheat." This is not the way an old Louisiana
yerb doctress used to spell Nicaragua root.
She called it nigger augur root.
The Athens (Henderson county) Athenian
knows how to boil down its contents. It is a
model paper in that respect, as well as charac-
terized by general good sense and attention to
business. It does not print things merely to
Literally it may be a fact that figures can
not lie, but they are often made to do so as
lawyers twist and pervert the evidence of
conscientious witnesses who wish only to speak
Full many a calculating head
Has racked its brains, its ink has shed,
To prove by metaphysics fine
An hundred means but ninety-nine,
While others at these savans wondered.
And said, one more would make a hundred.
It is always easy to elect candidates before
the regular vote is counted. The newspapers
are already full of returns of the next election
for president—on which the Breuham Banner
A sure Democratic victory is the result oi these
calculations. While it is to some extent true that
figures can't lie, they can be fearfully distorted
when it comes to political slate work. The Demo-
crats now have a splendid opportunity of gaining a
magnificent victory, but in order to do so they
must make no mistakes. The eyes of the people
will keep a close watch on Congress.
Texas supports a university partly for the
purpose of making lawyers, although the sup-
ply is already far in excess of the demand,
while there is a cry everywhere for skilled me-
chanics, who can not be found. Why the pub-
lic should be taxed for the benefit of the learned
professions and to fit men for mostly orna-
mental positions in life, while the arts and
sciences, on which the material progress of the
country depends, are neglected, is one of the
questions on which people begin to think. The
Belleville Times remarks:
Into the professions young men crowd, with star-
vation staring them in the face. The farm and the
trades are neglected, with big living wages and
eventual competence. Some dav things will aver-
age up, and it will be nearly as honorable to be a
first-class lawyer as a first-class carpenter.
The i Linden Journal employs two female
compositors. Talking and type-setting do not
agree, but the Journal is as free from typo-
graphical errors as a paper printed by deaf
An Unjust Law and a Plea for
CTo The News.l
Matagorda, Texas, November 14, 1883.—In
Texas it is provided by statute that limitation
shell not run against a married woman, pro-
vided she be married at the time the cause of
action might have accrued. Persons of un-
sound mind; persons imprisoned, aud minors
are alike protected when the cause of action
accrues during the existence of such disabili-
ties. There is reason and substantial justice for
the operation of such a law in favor of the
last three classes of persons, because they
are not supposed to be (aud rarely are) aware
of their rights, privileges and remedies, or are
incapacitated by nature for protecting their
property by the pursuit of their legal remedies,
and this legal disability imposed is humane
and necessary, but why' should it be extended
to married women? Why should they be
placed upon an equal footing, as regards "their
property and personal rights, with miners,
convicts and idiots, when they have husbands
to assert and defend their rights and pursue
legal remedies to protect their property?
Humanity, reason and justice ory amain for the
enactment of a similar law for the
benefit aud protection of unmarried women
and widows. Either this, or else subrogate
poor unprotected widows to the rights of mar-
ried women under this statute; women who
have thrown around them the care and protec-
tion of men. The mere contemplation of this
enactment discriminating against widows,
shocks our sense of justice: it is a menace
to the unfortunate and breathes defiance
to the weak aud nnprotected How glar-
ingly apparent is this great injustice! Almost
daily we have arrayed before us pitiable exam-
ples of its brutai operation, where widows
have been di vested of property rights by the
covert but unerring force of this subtle rob-
ber. These recurring exemplifications should
admonish our law-makers of the inherent evil
and cause a speedy elimination of it from our
statute book. The true object of a law of limi-
tation should be to protect tho weak, but what
a signal failure is presented forour contempla-
tion when an unfortunate widow is un-
protected by its operation. What a pain-
ful contrast is recognized when we per-
ceive married women basking in the luxury
of its manifold benefits and a widow bereft of
her last pittance. In the very nature of things
such a law is wrong, unjust and inhuman. It
is a blot upon our statute books, no one can
gainsay. It is a reflection upon civilization
and society; it savoi*s of barbarity; it is fiendish
in its nature aud operation, and is a disgrace
to true manhood. Let some one
inform us what motives of public
policy induced the passage of such a
law. Is it so simply because married women
can not act without alleging that their hus-
bands will not join them'? Is it so because they
are so under th$ coverture and control of
their husbands that they do not know their
rights? This last is a violent presumption, and
it can not be supposed that men will refuse to
act and protect the interests of their wives
when such action would redound to their joint
benefit. Natural justice demands redress for
the widow aud unmarried women by the enact-
ment of a limitation law for their benefit.
Johx L. Croom, Jr.
-A New Iron
Latter from La Q-range-
B ride a.
LTo The News.l
La Grange, November 15, 1SS3.—Our new
iron river bridge has been opened for travel
just one month. The same was built by a
joint stock company, composed of citizens of
La Grange and vicinity, and though the tolls
are exceedingly low, the income of the bridge
will assure a dividend of some twelve or fifteen
per cent. Some idea of the magnitude may
be had from the following brief description:
The total length of the bridge is something
over a quarter of a mile, and in addition to
the approac hes consists of three wrought iron
spans, resting on iron cylinder piers aud
cedar and cypress abutments. The center or
channel span, extending clear across
the river from bank to bank
in one span, is believed to
be the longest span in the
State, with the exception of
the suspension bridge at "Waco. The height
of the floor above low water is sixty-five feet.
The bridge had to be put at this great height so
as to be clear of the flood line of tho great rise
of the Colorado in 1869.
The trestle approach is of heart yellow pine
superstructure on cedar pile bents, and claims
the distinction of being the highest single deck
trestle in the State, either railroad or wagon
bridge, being in places composed of piles over
fifty feet in length, the outer piles being driven
ou an incline, so as to ensure the utmost sta-
bility, the whole being thoroughly braced and
bolted in all directions. In fact, no expense
was spared to insure the necessary strength
required to withstand the terrible overflows to
which the Colorado is liable. The iron spans
and cylinder piers were contracted for by the
Wrought Iron Bridge company, of Canton,
Ohio, to whom and to their foreman of con-
struction. Mr. S. Fulmore. the greatest credit
is due for the excellent manner in which the
contract was executed. The work was planned
by Mr. M. L. Lynch, well known in your city
as former bridge engineer of the Santa Fe
railroad, and constructed under his personal
supervision. The La Grange Bridge company
aud our citizens at large are greatly indebted
to Judge Lynch for his efficient services in the
premises. He was well known here before the
work commenced, but has made hosts of
friends during his sojourn here.
Tne completed work now stands a monu-
ment to the energy and enterprise of our
people. Iu passing, it may be said that after
the plans and specifications were prepared and
adopted, the work was constructed strictly in
accordance therewith, and it was not necessary
to make the slightest change or deviation from
them, as we followed Davy Crocket's advice.
" Be sure you are right and then go
ahead," which, from our experience
in this case, we believe to be a good
one to follow by governing bodies, cor-
porations or individuals engaged in the prose-
cution of public works. The cost of construc-
tion of this bridge and the trestle work are
nearly $50,000, raised by subscription among
our public-spirited citizens, who have spent
nearly $200,000 in public enterprise within the
last three years. First they donated large
sums of money to the Sunset road; then they
built the Casino school building ani op?ra-
house at an expense of nearly $"20,000; thirdly,
the bridge, aud now they are building a new
church (M. E.) at a cost of some $8000. Our
population does not exceed 2000, but La Grange
is still steadily growing. r.
I To The News.l
£W Orleans, November 16, 1SS3.—The
thoughtful, thiuking, philanthropic men of
to-day watch with interest and note with
alarm the rapid encroachments of the rich and
powerful upon the rights of the poor and
weak. To stem the tide and turn back the
waters from the already struggling people is
the constant wish and aim or every right-
minded man: but how futile are the efforts
may be seen by reference to the decisions of
our courts of justice, multifarious and dissim-
ilar as they are on the many affairs of the per-
son versus the person, but almost a unit when
the people versus the rich corporations are at
Is it strange that the courts are contemned
and the decisions ridiculed when the rights of
the people are sacrificed? That the judiciary
unwittingly receive blame and censure comes
too often from ignorance and prejudice with-
out a suspicion of the real cause. The courts
do not make laws. Judges are bound to inter-
pret laws as found and given by the legisla-
tors. As the people sow, they must reap. If
corrupt men are chosen as representatives,
legislation will be for that party or clique who
can most benefit the legislator. Here,
then, is where the rich corporations re-
ceive their valuable franchises and favors in
such laws being enacted as will secure advan-
tages which when insisted upon, as is their
legal right when the law is thus made, grow
into giant monopolies and poor men's threshing
machines. The inalienable rights of life, lib-
erty and the pursuit of happiness can only be
retained by the people when they are main-
tained by selected and incorruptible, men as
legislators who will know how to act and
when to act in all matters necessary to the
people's good, and will do their duty as they
know it to be. Just now, the people of the
grand State of Texas are discussing the
remedy to be applied, or whether there is any
remedy to the growing evil of fencing in thous-
ands of acres of land belonging to the Stat9
and individuals (the millionaire cattle com-
panies), and without the consent of the State
or of the individuals.
The modus operandi is to buy a strip of land
along a stream upon both sides, running for
miles, but probably only forty or eighty acres
in width or *i a circle, and then inclose the
tract with a barb wire fence—for this is the
cheapest kind of fence made. Now, the small
farmer, who is digging his way to the fruits
of life, is inclosed like a pig in a pen and must
go, perhaps, miles and miles out of his way to
the gate or opening left him to get out of this
corral onto the puolic highway.
The common law gives to every freeholder
the right to and from his land to a public high-
way. Now, here is the people's safety: lay out
your public roads to suit the convenience of the
many thousands of farmers, not the few cattle
kings with the many thousands of cattle, and
let the penalty for fencing across the public
highway be as severe as some interested par-
ties desire for the fence-cutters. Petition your
legislature and instruct your legislators to
work for the people's interests.
The Liverpool correspondence of the New
York Maritime Register contains the follow-
The threatened crisis in the cotton trade has at
last come with a tremendous crash, and the gigan-
tic speculator—Morris Raoger—has, commercially
speaking, gone to the wail. In several of my re-
cent letters I hinted that certain cotton men were
in Queer street, and I dare say many of your read-
ers would know to whom I referred. On Tuesday
last the following letter was addressed te the presi-
dent of the Liverpool Cotton association:
Dear Sir: I regret^to inform you that I am un-
able to carry out my engagement"*, and consequent-
ly obliged to suspend payment. Yours, respect-
fully, Morris Ranger.
The announcement caused considerable excite-
ment, and the Exchange became completely
packed with eager inquirers. From what I hear
the liabilities wiil reach nearly £1,000,000, and will
iu some cases fall on those who can not bear
them. Already four brokers have announced their
inability to meet their engagements, and ethers
are sure to follow, through what may truly be
termed, one of the greatest commercial disasters
of modern times. As your readers, no doubt, are
aware, the oat&strephe is due to Mr. Ranger's
tremendous operations on the bear tack, and
his idea that America would produce another
crop of 7,000,000 bales, thereby having the
tendency to drive the market down, has, un-
fortunately for himself and many others, proved
untrue. As the market gradually rose, sellers
became more scarce, until it was an impossibility
for him to get out. In successfully cornering the
market in 1581 he was an out and out bull, the re-
sult proving that his opinion was a correct one,
but 1883 has seen him tura bear, and he is now cor-
nered by the bulls as he cornered the bears two
years ago. Many men who operated against him
then and lose heavily would have been totally
ruined had they paid their losses, and knowing
this to be the case Mr. Banger forgave their debts
entirely. Now that his position is changed, how
many men will come forward and do likewise? Jit
is just about fifteen y#»ars ago that Mr. Ranger
came to Liverpool from America as the representa-
tive of Messrs. Fatmnn A Co.. of New York. Be-
fore he had been here many months he
showed the Liverpool cotton trade what
he was mad* of Eventually, I believe, he
worked on a joint account with Messrs Fatman,
and soon got round him a verv Jarg^ coucectiou of
spinners, merchant" and brokers. It is only a few
months ago that hi* business relationship witb
Messrs. Fat.nan ceased, since which time his trans-
actions hare been purely on his own account.
Growing tired in time of the " spotbusiness he
turned his attention to "arrivals," some of his
speculations being verv successful and remunera-
tive. so much so that other men whose heads were
not as long as his, imitated him, but unsuccess-
fully. and came to grief very early. As a
courageous speculator he has' never had an
equal, aiul there are few men who possess
as many good qualities as the ex-cotton
king Good nature, franicness and honesty are
syaonomuiis wirh the name of Morris Ranger, and
his do^rijfall through a heavy loss to the cotton
trade will he a severer loss to over a. hundred pen-
niless paupers who. as pensioners, have depended
upon him for their dally bread. Although some
men with singularly bad taste have referred to him
as a reckless and adventurous speculator, they are
few in comparison with those who have sincerely
said, "poor Ranger!" for no truer heart than that of
Morris Ranger's has ever beaten That he will
again be reinstated is the wish of many.
12* SEARCH OF HIS NAXHS.
Troubles of a Swede "Who Came To
Amorica ITo Be ££ade an Irishman—
From Yohon to RXcCann-
[Kew York Herald.l
Queer things happen at Castle Garden. Im-
migrants have a way of getting themselves in-
volved in perplexing predicaments, and Super-
intendent Jackson is often called upon to settle
complicated conundrums of a domestic nature.
Michael Houlahan wants to find his first cousin.
Pat Maguire. who live* somewhere in "Ameri-
kv." Hans Sohmlttetfheuner. with his frau and
fifteeu young children, would like to go to
Smithville. but which of the 269 sepa-
rate aud distinct pi aces of that name
in the United States ho hadn't the faint-
est idea. Old Mrs. 'Ig;*rins, nearly deaf and
blind of au eye, has a friend as come to the
States ou» ana twenty years ago, aud she
would like to find her. \>ut she has lost a bit of
paper with the name and address on, and sue
has forgotten both; a biubberiug Swedish lad
has been forgotten in the hurry when hi*5 pa-
rents took the emigrant train for the West,
and, as be don't know where they are going, be
is to be left till called for. All those or a hun-
dred like difficulties occur every day. They
ar« to be settled only by a deal of patient ques-
tioning and trouble, but no one cau nave any
idea of the multitudes of stupidly helpless
creatures there are without a personal experi-
ence at Castle Garden.
Mr. Jackson's correspondence, too. develops
some unusual requests. A husband asks to
rind bis wife; a deserted wife wants to know
the whereabouts of her recreant spouse: a deso-
late bachelor in the wilds of the West entreats
the superintendent to find him a bride: a love-
sick lady incloses her photograph and beseeches
him to select her a husband. As to the latter
class of letter writers there is a dark rumor
that upon one occasion—and one only—Mr.
Jackson gallantly took pity upon a pining
maiden by trying to make a match of
it with a matter-of-fact German farmer in
Iowa who wanted a wife. By some horrible
aud unaccountable mistake the lad\r imagined
that Mr. Jackson himself wanted to marrj-
her, and hastened to signify a joyful accept-
ance. The superintendent turns pale when
this story is mentioned, and immediately
change; the subject.
But of till tbe odd requests the queerest is
probably that of the man who is not settled as
ro his identity, and who writes to Mr. Jackson
to know what it is. The unfortunate man.
through his wife, has sent to Castle Garden in
pursuit of this—to him—rather important piece
of information under the date of McPherson,
McPherson county, Kansas, September 26.
Mrs. Fannie E. McCann writes a curious and
ingenious appeal to the secretary of the com-
missioners of emigration.
4'Kind stranger friend," she writes, "lam
in entire ignorance whom I am addressing, but
the feelings of my heart prompt me to write,
trusting some good may result from an effort
to gain the assistance of strangers in our be-
half. •' After premising that the matter of her
inquiry is one of the greatest Importance
to her husband and herself she proceeds:
'My husband, now about thirty-six years
of age, remembers that when he was. say,
about seven years of age, he came across the
ocean to this country in company with his father
mother, and one brother. The brother, he
remembers, was taken sick and died just be-
fore the ship reached New York, and he him-
self was taken ill just before landing. In con-
sequence of this, he supposes, he was separated
from his parents and taken to some hospital.
He remembers that his mother visited him
once at the place where he was lying sick, and
told him she would come again. Before she
did so, however, he was removed from the
hospital, recovered, and was taken to another
place, which he thinks was Ward island. He
never saw his parents again, aud has never
heard of them from that day to this.
" My husband's theory as to the cause of his
being lost to his parents is this: After landing,
he was asked his name by some official (at Cas-
tle Garden, probably), aiid the boy, being bash-
ful aud timid, made no reply. The man said to
him: 'Is it Albert MeCann?'"'Yes,' said the boy,
although he knew that tuat was uot his name.
However, he was entered on the books as Albert
McCann. and has always gone by that name
since. My husband is positive that this was not
his proper name. Wosmac Yohon, he thinks,
was what his father called him, and he is
most anxious not only to establish his identity
by proper proofs but to iind his parents if
they are all still living. His name having been
entered wrong must have prevented his mother
from finding him when he was removed from
the hospital. '' The letter proceeds to say that
the Castle Garden records should show the
names of Mr. and Mrs. Yohon. his father aud
mother: that the son believes that his native
place was the isle of Wight, and that after
leaving the Ward's Island institution the boy
was placed "in care of the Five Points,^ by
which the writer probably means the Five
Points House of Industry," an institution for
the care of friendless children.
Mr. Jackson has caused a search to be made
in the registry of immigrant arrivals at Castle
Garden and at the Ward's Island hospital and
refuge during the years 1852, '53 and "54. but
no trace can be found of either Albert McCann
or any of the Yohons. He also caused inquiry
to be made at the Five Points House of In-
dustry, and was equally unsuccessful. "The
records of arrivals at Castle Garden,''
explained Mr. Jackson, "were uot kept with
as much care and exactness thirty years ago
as they are now, or we might be able to help
this man in his search for his name and his
parents. The registry clerks used to be unedu-
cated men. accustomed to spell names foreign
or strange to them after a phonetic style which
twisted them completely out of their original
shape. We often mid in the old records eutries
made by clerks who must have been Irishmen,
for they have given au unmistakable Milesian
twist to some of the German and English
names. Yohon Is certainly of Swedish or Nor-
wegian origin, while McCann is certainly
Irish. It does seem rather curious that a
Swede should come all the way to America to
be metamorphosed into an Irishman, doesn't
A curious suit for damages against a Sa-
vannah (Ga.) corporation will soon be tried in
the Superior Court in that city. While em-
ployed by this corporation a man's leg was
fractured, and the attending physician deem-
ed it necessary, in order to save "the man's life,
to amputate that member. The corporation
thought the amputation was unnecessary, and
will allege that the crippled condition of the
victim is attributable to the surgical opera-
tion. The physician has preserved the bones
of the amputated leg, and wiil introduce them
as evidence in the trial.
a pretty young girl told a plaintive story
before a justice of Albany, 2S. Y., recently,
complaining that dashing Harry Finklestein,
of Troy, had won her affections^ and, under
promise of buying her a trousseau, borrowed
$40 from her. The girl afterward learned that
her Harry was engaged to seventeen other
girls, of whom he had borrowed similar sums,
so the match was broken off and an attempt
made to recover the money.
It would be hard to overestimate Proctor
Knott's thoughtfulness in presenting President
Arthur with a fishing-pole at this appropriate
time, when the ponds are frozen four feet
thick, and even the bullfrogs are sunk in ten
feet of mud. [Sportsman.
In Memory op Maky Huwi^a ii.vvi.oR, who passed
away novf&bea 15, 1933.
An affectionate girl just entering woman-
hood, with a'.t the ioveiy traits which so endear oue
to her friends. Beloved by ail, she has left a home
bereft of an only daughter, whose presence was
sunshine in tbe household.
"There is no flock, however watched and tended.
Bui one dead iamb is there!
ILero is no fireside. ho*%soc'er defended,
But bus oue vacaut chair."
A Fit TEND.
Notice to Consignees — TheIteamship
ALAMO, Bolger, master, from >sew York, is now
discharging cargo at Williams's wharf.
Consignees will please pay freight and receive
their goods as landed, receipting for the same on
the wharf. All goods remaining ou the wharf after
4 o'clock p. m. (not receipted for) mav. at option of
steamer s agent, be placed in warehouses or cover
ed with tarpaulins on the wharf, but thev are en
tirely at risk of consignee er owner. All claims for
damages must be adjusted before the goods leave
the wharf. J. N. SAWYER, Agent.
To detect ground rice in buckwheat flour:
Heat a quantity of concentrated lye. mixed
with water, in half as much flour, to the con-
sistency of paste. If there be rice fiour in it
the mixture will appear >«l'ow, end on the ad-
dition of muriatic acid, white: if buckwheat
alone, the paste will be dark green, and with
muriatic acid added, red. On ponring spirits
of wine containing muriatic acid over the
mixtuie, if rice Hour be contained in it, it will
be colorless; if buckwheat alone, brownish,
t^een under the microscope, there is no differ-
ence in the starch grains of the rice and the
Two young people living in Brooklyn at-
tempted the other day to get married, the ob-
jections of the young lady s parents to the con-
trary notwithstanding. "The Brooklyn Romeo
procured a ladder, and as the midnight hour
approached placed it against the window of
the bed-room of his Juliet. Unfortunately for
his plans, however, the fair Juliet repented of
her promise about au hour before, and, having
informed her mother of the young man's ap-
proaching visit, the latter received a very in-
Ground pepper is largely adulterated with
the ground kernels of olive ^jerries. The adul-
teration may always be detected by scattering
the suspected powder upon a mixture of equal
parts of water and glycerine. The pepper will
float on the surface, but the olive kernels sink
to the bottom.
The Cheapest aud Best Medi-
cine for Family I'se in
Coughs, Colds. Sore Throat, Inflam-
mations Cured and Prevented
By Eadway's Ready Relief.
Rheumatism, N euralg-ia, Headache,
Toothache, Asthma, Difficult
Breathing Helisvad in a
Psw IiTiautos b7
RADWAT'S READY RELIEF.
In Its Various Forms,
FEVES, AKD AGU2S.
There is not a remedial agent ia the world that
will cure Ferer and Ague, ana all other .Malarious,
Bilious. Scarlet, Typhoid. Yeliew and oiher fevers
.aided hv Radway's pii.la) so Quick as Radwat's
Looseness. Diarrhoea, or painful discharces from
the bowels are stopped in fifteen or twenty minutes
by taking Radway's Ready Relief. No congestion
oi* inflammation, no weakness or lassitude will fol-
low the use of R. R. Relief.
aches and pains.
For headache, whethor sick or nervous, tooth
ache, »euralf?ia, nervousness and sleeplessness
rheumatism, lumbago, puins and weaKness in the
back, apme or kidceys. pains around the liver,
pleuri»y. swelling of the joints, pains in the bowels,
heartburn and pains of «U kinds, Radway's Ready
Relief will afford immediate ease, and its continued
use for a few days effects a permaaent cure. Price,
Tli« Great Blood Purifier.
For the Care of Chronic Disease, Scro-
fula or Syphilitic, Hereditary
^ or Contagious,
Chronic Rheumatism, Scrofula. Glandular Swell
inc. Hacking: Dry Coujrh, Cancerous Affections.
Syphilitic Complaints, Bleeding of tbe Lunfjs, Dys-
pepsia, Water Brash. White SweUiag;, Tumors. Hip
Diseases, Mercurial Diseases, Female Complaints.
Gout, Dropsy, Bronchitis, Consumption, For the
ERUPTIONS ON THE FACE AND BODY. PiM-
PLES, BLOTCHES, SALT RHEUM, OLD SORES,
ULCERS. Dr. !£nd\va>N Sarcap&riliian
lieiolvent excels all remedial agents. It purifies
the blood, restoring health and vigor; clsar skin
and beautiful complexions secured to all.
Liver Complaints, Etc.
Not only does the Sarsaparillian Resolvent excel
all remedial agents in the cure of Chronic Scrofu-
lous, Constitutional and Skin Diseases, but it is the
only positive cure for 9
KIDNEY and BLADDER COMPLAINTS
there are brick-dust deposits, or the water is thick,
cloudy, or mixed with substances like the white of
an egg, or threads like white silk, or there is a mor-
bid, dark, bilious appearance and white bone-dust
deposits, and where there is a pricking, burning
sensation when passing water, and pain in the
small of the back and along the loins.
SOLD BY DRUGGISTS. Price. $1 00 per bottle.
RADWAY'S REGCLATISG PILLS.
Tlxe Great Liver aud Stomach
Perfect purgative, soothing aperient, act without
pain, always reliable and natural in their opera-
a vegetable scbsthcie for calomel.
Perfectly tasteless, elegantly coated with sweet
gum, purge, regulate, purify, cleanse and
RADWAY'S PILLS for the cure of all disorders
of the Stomach, Liver, Bowels, Kidneys, Bladder,
Pain in the Back, Loss of Appetite, Langour,
Nervous Diseases, Headache, Constipation, Oos-
tiveness. Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Biliousness, Fever,
Inflammation of the Bowels, Piles, und all de-
rangements of tho Internal Viscera. Purely Tege-
ta'oie, containing no mercury, minerals or delete-
A few doses of RADWAY'S PILLS will free the
system of all the above named disorders.
Price, 25 Cents Per 3ox>
SOLD BY DRUGGISTS
"FAlSr Alii) TRUE."
Send a letter stamp to EADWAY fit CO>9
3Mo- 32 Warren Street, ISTew York.
Information worth thousands will be sent
TO THE PUBLIC.
Be sure and ask for Radwa^s, and see that
the name of Radway is on what you buy.
the great german
Relieves and cores
OIU D ACH E, TOOTH ACTS,
Soreness. Cuts, Bru-ies,
And ail other brdlly aches
Fim CENTS * 8QT7LE.
Sola bj. all Dmreiatt aid
Dealers. Directions u» 11
Tbe Charles A. Vogeler Co.
M A- voaaua a oo>
R0SS.EN.IS & CO.
STRAND A5TD STPJETS.
ED. KETCHUM & CO.,
Draymen and Contractors,
Do all kinds of heavy and light hauiinr Machin-
ery, Botters and 9af*« our specialties.
Officai Corner of St. and Strands
r. v. tqmpkizss,
COfiNSS COSIMSKCE AN3 LAMAS STREETS, DALLAS, TEXAS,
exclusive state agent for
SXZNXTER STAEKLBS3 ENGINES,
STEAENS-'S STATIONARY ENGINES,
OTTO SILENT OAS ENGINES,
REMINGTON T¥I'E WSHTEH,
ZIMMERMAN FHT7XT S372S,
COLUHSrS ALL-STSBL SCRAPER,
HUGHES'S SULSY PLOW3,
HAPGOOD'S PLOWS, and
OESEEICS'S PERPETtTAt EAT PRESSES.
I also handle Miller's Buggies. Cbampien Hair Riokerg and Leaders, Fairbanks'* Soaiea. Victor Scales,
Waod Reapers, Sliuuesota Chief 'riires&ers aad Eajiaee. Victor Can. Mi:i* and Cook's Evaporators.
C. A KEATING,
Dallas, Resident Partner.
GEORGE J. KEATING,
Kansas City, Special Partner.
c. jy. keating,
WHOLESALE AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS
GINS AND MILL MACHINERY,
sta'e Agent for fukst & BRADLEY m'f*9 CO. PIotvs. Oultl-
• - " - • ERia enJ CROX WORKS. Knzi***,
vacors aad Sulky Rakes.
Boilers end Saw Mills. J. I, CAS,
Thr«shi«s Machinery. OHJO STEEL
Steam and Harse-Powor
ARB FENCE CO. FISH
brothers Farm and Spring Wagons. richmond champion
Agreeably to the exigencies ot tlie times, and specially
regarding "the requests of the Manufacturers, we have
concluded to reduce the prices of MILBUKN WAGON
COMPANY'S SPRING "WORK to the minimum figure for
the next Thirty Days, with a view of enabling such o
our friends as wish to avail themselves of the opport
nity to supply a Luxurious Conveyance at a rate of cos
which can but induce comfort and pleasure.
J. ©. BROWN & CO,
STRAND, GALVESTON. TEXAS.
JERSEY LILY. 15 oz.. 3x12.
JESSS¥ LILY, 7 1-2 oz., CLUB.
JSRSEY LILY. 8s.
LIBERTY BELL, 15oz„ 3x12.
LIBERTY BELL, 7 1-2 oz., CLUB
CHAMPION. 15 oz., CLUB.
CHAR!PIOW, 7 1-2 oz.. CLUB.
CHA1VIPXON, 71-2 oz,. BARS.
TO AVOID DEX.AV SEND IN VOUR ORDERS AT OXTOE.
P. «J, WILLIS BHO,
I IRON BRIDGE CO.,
Of CANTON, OHIO.
Harris & Leyersedge,
DALLAS - - - TEXAS.
douglass green & co.,
35 Wall streot, New York,
Stocks, Bonds and Foreign Txeliange.
Orders for Cottoa Futures promptly executed.
References: GILBERT H. GREEN & CO., New
Orleans; CHARLES GREEN'S SON A: CO, Savan-
nah. Ga : O. D. BALDWIN. Pres. 4th Nat. bank, N.Y.
^LL PARTIES WISHING TO PURCHASE
Saa4, delivered anywhere along tho main line of
the Texas-Mexican Railroad, will apply at the
office of the company.
THIS DAY AT 30 A. M., at our sales-room.
Kains. Flour, Apples and other groceries; also,
three casks Crockery, C. C. Ware, Cups. Sauces.
Egg-cups. Mugs. Pitchers, Fwers and Basins, etc.;
Ta< l« »cd Floor Oil-cloth, Carpet, etc.
TO-MORROW '.Wedntfsiay\ Clothing, Overcoats.
Notions and Furnishing Goods.
LYNCH & ?EN1AMD,
Wreck and Cargo.
TTTE WILL SELL AT AUCTION, AT NOON
\ V on FRIDAY. 23d. for account of whom it may
concern, on I.APaDIE WHARF, in this city, the
hull, with spars acd ringing, of the American bark-
entir.e L. R. BURNHAM. as she now lies wrecked
on the westeru part of Galveston inland. Also her
cargo, consisting of about 550 tons Cumberland Coal
aT.i a quantity of Canned Goods, all oc board of
s»aiu vessel. Also, the sails. <par«, rising, chains,
anchors and other articles taken from wrecx.
J. MOLLER & CO.,
Agents for Vessel and Owners.
Z.72TCH & PENLAND,
LAKDRETH'S W SEEDS.
CROP OF 188 3.
Also SO bVIs- "White and Red Onion
Seed and Button Onions.
For sale by
A. FLAKE CO.
BALLINGER, M0TT Sl TERRY,
125 Postoffi.ce Street,
^THE PREACHER'S PECULIARITIES. —a studiou.
man. an industrious man. a gentlemanly man. a faithful man. al
energetic man. An eloquent man. a man highly respected. Yet, ir
spite of all these, disease sometimes lays its hand on the preacher ancj
commands him to stop his work. Like all other brain-workers, lawyer,
editor, poet, and scribe, the preacher often exerts his brain too much and
omits to give his stomach and liver a lair chance. These organs rebel, and
the brain-toiler is in trouble. He thinks he has consumption, Bright's dis-
ease, and fifty other diseases. His indigestion puts him in a state of misery
which is next door to a state of sin Under such pressure many ministers
are voted a trip to Europe, the expenses paid by the congregation. With
many others this is impossible, and their peculiarity is that they have to
«tay at home." But no man need complain at having to stay at home, so
bag as he can procure a botde of Brown's Iron Bitters, which can be had
it any drug-store. o, how it tones up the debilitated preacher! It sets
lis liver to rights, and enables his stomach to digest the food he puts into
t. it gives him new cheer and takes away the horrors. The Rev. \v. h.
Chapman, of Baltimore, was in ill-health and a state of debility. Brown's
jron Bitters helped him out of all that. The Rev. Mr. Barham, of Warren-
on, N. C., found it "a complete restorative, tonic, and appetizer." So
tave many other ministers, and so will persons of every profession or per-
uasion who try this best of all tonics.
II GALTOOHAS COMPANY.
All orders or complaints, to
receive prompt attention. *bould be left at
The offico of the Company, in the Brick Building, on
market Streets Between 24tli and 2otli
Between the hours of 8 and 12 o'clock a. m.
AUG. BUTTLAR« Secretary.
Continental Meat Co.
FORT WORTH asd VICTORIA. TEXAS.
Ac F- H2G-G-S, President and General
This Company is nosr deljrering
Dressed Beef, Mutton and Veal
at our Refrigerator Rooms, TWENTY-SECOND
AXD AVENUE A, and the public are invited to
inspect the same.
AYERS & CANNON,
JNO. 34. Cj.ajbor>e,
P. S. Wr.cf,
Clerk County Court.
1 LP.NO OFFICE. |
I OLfiiBORNE I WREN. I
REAL ESTATE & GENERAL AGENTS,
Own a complete Abstract of Titles to Galveston
City and County Property. Texas Lands a special-
ty. Buy and sell Bonds and Stocks; loan aud oor-
row money on gilt-edz;e collaterals. Office: Mechan-
ic St.. epp" the newSewsbuildiner, bet. 2lst and &?d
^ts. Telephone ana Notary Public in the office. Re-
fer to the Governor of the State and h*a Js of depart-
ments, thejiud^esof the courts and any if
citiaen of Galveston. We will assume y
EES the management of property KkOI
for residents and non-residents for a B
low. fair consideration. 0
We still pay tlie highest
market price for' same, or
gin for tlae seed, supplying
Bagging and Ties free.
Galveston Oil Comp'y.
Z. King. President. Ha r lev B. Gib»s, Sec'y.
J as. A. Kiko, V. Pres't. A. H. Portkr, Engineer.
King Iron Bridge
Manufacturers of all kinds of WROUGHT IRON
and COMBINATION BRIDGES.
Plans, specifications and estimates submitted
CLI7ER & ALEXANDER,
General Southern Agents.
Office: Room No. Id, Fox's Building, Houston,
BANKS AND BANKERS.
john g. james,
Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., Tex.
Accounts, correspondence and collections soli-
cited. Letters concerning investments in the Pan-
handle carefully and promptly answered.
Seed Oats and Grain
We are at all times prepared to supply the trade at
the very lowest prices.
Send in your orders.
H. SEELIGSON & CO.
100 lbs black pepDer: 25 lbs"red pep*
per; 1500 lbs imperial tea: IWW lbs choice Rio cof-
fee ; 9000 lbs sugar, coffee A; 1500 lbs sugar, cut-
lcaf; 7000 lbs sugar, choice Louisiana; l80t) gal
molasses, best Louisiana, new orop: o*CO lbs nary
beans; S500 lbs peas, clay or crowder; 40d0
lbs rice; 3500 ibs hominy; 4000 lbs gritsi
3000 lbs dried apples: 8000 lbs dried peaches: 150(5
lbs dried currants; lOOt) lbs cheese, best cream; 8000
lbs prunes: 1030 lbs baklne powders. Gaatz's Sea
Foam; 600 lbs staroh: 3000 lbs sal soda;3000-lbs
soap, be6t laundry: SO*" do* soap, toilet; 18 grogs
laundry bloe,liquid; 12 sacks tin*? salt < 20 doz bro
, painted; 00 doz tomato _
) doz Mohawk corn, B-lb cans;
> cans, Cal: 10 doz salmon, s '
doz buckets.~8-hoop, painted: 80 doz tomato
go c *
Csi; 8 c _ ______
cansdozen grapes, 8 lb can&, Cal; 6 doz pine ath
lb cans, full weight; <
8 lb cans, Cal: 10 doz salmon, g-lb
cans; 90 dox pears. S-ib cass. Ca^; 6 doz apples, S-lb
40 doz peaches,
. are invited until 12
o'clock m., November 25.1888. for supplying the
Deaf aed Dumb, Lunatic and Blind Asylums for
supplies for the quarter commencing December 1,
1S&. Bids must be sealed and addressed to the
Comptroller, and marked "Bids for supplying
asylums." Bond must accompanr bid. Bids will
be opened oa Tuesday, the Both November, 1888,
in presence of the Board of Managers.
The following are the articles to be delivered:
Deaf and Dumb Astlfm—10.000 pounds fresh beef,
or as much thereof as may be necessary; said beef
to be delivered In such quantities and quality as
the superintendent of said asylum may from
time to time order and direct, at or before five
o'clock each morning, and at the door of the
kitchen attached to the asylum building. Should*
any beef be delivered of a gradf» inferior to thjit "j-
dered by the super ntendent, the same Re-
jected and not paid for; and on notice
superintendent, the contractor will remov, ,
so rejected from the grounds at his
40 bbls best choice family flour; fi bbir^rimenw
iana snow-white sugar: 450 lbs best ctf-
75 lbs be6t Japan tea: 2 bbls best Texas or Louis
iana sugar house molasses; 300 lbs best sugar-cured
hams: 300 lbs best bacon sides; 100 lbs best break-
fast bacon; 1 bbl best fresh hominy; 1 bbl best
fresh grits; 6 doz baking powder (Sea FoanrO: 1 bbl
No. 2 mackerel; 10cases Pratt's Astral oil (100 deg '
6 bxs best laundry soap; 8 doz S lb cans tomatoek
Texas, best; 5 bxs best laundrv starch: 2 doz beet
brooms (Texas make preferred); 1 sack coarse salr;
1 sack fine table salt; l box candles; half bbl best
German salt pioxles; C bxs California peaches (B lb
cans, full weight); 5 tierces best fresh lard: 1 bbl
powdered sugar; 1 bbl unpealed peache*.
The Superintendent reserves to himself the right
to reject the whoie or any part of an article which
does not accord with the samples furnished to the
Comptroller, and any article or part of articles so
rejected must be removed from the Asylum
grounds at the expense of tne contractor, and said
party will bear any loss accruing thereon and
therefrom, and this notwithstanding it may i»ave
been receipted for. The above articles are to
delivered in such quantities and at such times as
the Superintendent of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum
may designate and require.
JOHN S. FORD, Superintendent.
Blind Asylum — 65,000 lbs fresh beef
(best brisket roast and hind quarter);
800 lbs bacon and hams (sugar-cured hams :
900 lbs best leaf lard, (or thereabouts); 24
bbls flour, (best Camp Spring mills); 1 bbl best rice;
1 bbl black-eyed peas: 1 bbl grits: 1 bbl large homi-
ny: 3 bxs best laundry soap: 2 sks fine salt; 10 lbs
bla«;k pepper; 300 ibs Royal Baking Powder*, in
2^-lb cans: 3 sks best Rio coffee;
30 lbs best imperial tea; 4 lbs coffee A sugar: 4
kits No. 1 mess mackerel; 1 bbl best French prunes;
1 bbl sour kraut; 1 bbl good cucumber prtckles; 1
box No. C candles; 3 cases Pratt's Astral oil; 15
pairs white bed id-4 wool bdankets. (medium qual-
ity); 1 bbl be*t home-made molasses or sirup.
iNo bid for inferior beef need be made; tof
good beef is not furnished. suit wii
be brought for nen-fulfllment of contract.]
Lunatic Ayslum.—5 gals castor oil, pure: 2 gaU
olive oil. pure; 2 gals glycerine; 100 lbs acid, car-
bolic; 4 lbs acid, acetic: 5 lbs gum camphor; 1 lb
aloes, powdered: 1 lb rhei, powdered: 30 lbs mag-
nesia. sulp.; 20 lbs sulphur, powdered; 20 lbs bro-
mide potash; 10 lira bromide soda; 5 lbs bi-tart
potash: 5 lbs bicarb potash; 2 lbs iodide potash;
2 lbs oarb. ammon; 5 lbs bromide, ammon;
3 lbs hidrate chloral; 3 lbs fid. ex nux
vomica; 3 lbs fid. ex rhei et senna;
3 lbs fid ex sagrada. 4 lbs fid ex sarsaparilia,
5 lbs fid ex columbo. 4 lbs paregoric. 2 lbs
laudalum, 1 lb tincture assafoetida, 1 lb tincture
cantbarides, 2 lbs tincture myrrh. 2 lbs chloroform
(Squib's). 2 lbs ether sulp,to oz quinine sulp^oz
powdered opium. 2 lbs sirup tolu, 90 lbs ltnplba
nxeal. 5 lbs uva ursas. 1000 compound cathartic-
pills. 8 boxes M.T. capsules, Nos. 2 and 3, 8 gals La-
bra que solution,3 doz sedlitz powders.10 lbs flaxseed
Dry Goods. Bkddiko and Clothing—8000 jod
brown domestic, 4-4 Indian head- 2lKX) yds J' t,~h^
2000 yds Alabama plaid; 1000 y<J» browr v*>sar«
Appleton: 150 yds crash toweling, iS p,,k.
200 yds oil calico, red; 1500 yds twilled
yds doeskin jeans: 50 yds table linen; lJR yds be£-
ticking, good quality: 1000 yds Canton flannel; '200
yds brown sheeting, 10-4; 6 doz towelsj
linen damask, 36 inches; 6 doz table napi»
kins, 18 inches: 50 doz mixed hose, extr^
heavy; 60 doz men's V6 hose, extra heavv:,
10 doz rubber aombs. 8 inch; 4 doz fLie combs: 6 doz*
papers hair pins, steel points; 4 doz hairbrushes,*
good quality; 3 doz wisp brooms; 3 doz tucking!
bolts ribbon, lute string, blue, red and pink, 1 inch;i
Hi gr gross brase buckles, for pants; 1 gr gross brasj
buttons, for pants; 8 rr gross agate buttons. No 1
5grgruss agate buttons, No 30; 1 gr gross Coats'zr
thread. 16 to 60; 2 gr gross shoe laces. 5-4*T
500 yds Brussels carpeting; 800 prs 7-lb blanket*.
Qrocxriks, Provisions and Wood.—54,000 lb3
fresh beef, without neck or shank, best in Austin
market, to be delivered in such pieces and quanti-
ties as may be desired; 8000 lbs of bacon, best clear
sides; 2000 lbs hams, sugar-cured canvas; 4000 lbs
lard, best leaf: 1000 lb9 tobacoo. chewing, sound
bright twist; 100 lbs black '*
ier; 1500 lbs imperial tea;
pies, 3-lb cans; 6 aezen goe*eberries. 3-lb cans;
doz mops; 60 doz mustard, table, American; 6$
doz pepper sauce; 60 dez tomato catsup, pints;
60 doz Worcestershire fauce. pints; 3*0 obis, flour,
good family; 6 bbls. picklet, best small; 10 bbls. *
mackerel, 4 bbls. oodflsh;4 bbls. vinegar, best
cider; 10 bbls. kraut; 1 bbl. whisky, 4 years old,
Hume: H bbl. sherry ; 5 cases matches; 2 cases
blacking; 8 gross Scotch snuff, 1 oz. cans; 200 cords
cedar wood, straight snlit; 300 cords oak wood,
straight split; 350 tons coal, Texas or Indian Terri*
tory. Above te be delivered at such times and in
such quantities as may be required.
J. SWAIN, Comptroller.
Notice to Contractors.
jpROPOSALS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION Off
The Temple Water-worfcs
will be received at the company's office, n the town
of Temple, up to 12 o'clock, noon, on tl e 10th day
ef DECEMBER, 1883, at which time laey will bo
opened in the presence of bidders.
Plans and specifications can be seen at the com- J
pany's office in Temple, and at the office of Michael *
L. Lynch, consulting engineer, Clifton. Bids will ^
be received for the works complete or for any por- a
tion separately. <£
GEO. E. WILLCOX, President. ^
AUGUSTUS LEWY, Secretary.
Temple, November 10. 1883.
WITHIN THE REACH OF ALL—SEVENTY-yre-
five cents for six months. Delay not. Keep6u.^
posted as to the markets. Full and accurate reports
of each issue of the Weekly News.
RTICL.ES ON ALL THE LEADING TOPICS
of the day are to be found it the columns oJ
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