The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 103, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 21, 1881 Page: 1 of 4
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i McXIheniiy Company,
Aud Wholesale Dealers in
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes,
I1ATS AND NOTIONS.
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OlTICI OF POBIJCATIOS: NoS. 118 AMD 115 MARKET STREET, GALVESTOX, TEXAS. ENTMUSO AT THE POSTOWICB AT GALVESTON AS SXCOND-CLASS MATTER.
GALVESTON, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1881-PRICE 5 CENTS.
All Colors of BUNTINGS reduced from 20c to I2c.
LINEN LAWNS reduced from 20c to 12c.
WHITE VICTORIA LAWNS reduced from 12c
CROSS-BAR MUSLINS reduced from 20c to 10c.
SPECIAL BARGAINS IN
Black Grenadines, Black Silks,
IN FACT, MY WHOLE STOCK.
Don't forgot to give me a call and convince your-
self that 1 sell all my stock AT ACTUAL COST.
ttiU Sale only lasts till
L. FELL MAN.
Will no doubt prove the
£Eost Successful and Enjoyable Event
that lias Taken Place In Galveston
DO NOT MISS IT.
The best talent in the city will be present, and
nothing will be left undone to make it the most
atractive event of the season.
Help Want ed.
W"~ ANTED—A DISH-WASHER AND THIRD
Cook. Apply at
-A single man and one who engraves
preferred. References required. State just what
salary will be expected, with or without board.
Address HENRY AUSTIN.
W ANTED—WO TIE-MAKERS TO MAKE
ties on first division Houston and Texas Cen-
tral Railway—25 cents per tie for making.
JOHN WARREN, Bryan,
or, G. F. ARNOLD, Contractor, Hempstead.
AT 67 WEST STRAND IRON WORKS.
TWO BLACKSMITH HELPS.
ANTED—A FARM HAND AT MY FARM
on the Island. JNO. M. CLAIBORNE,
at Willis & Bro's.
WANTED —A First Class Teacher to take
charge of the Cold Springs M. and F. Institute.
Married man with lady to assist preferred. Must
come reoommended, etc. For particulars, ad-
dress A. R. Chapman, Secretary Board of Direc-
tors, Cold Springs, San Jacinto county, Texas.
rimIRTV GOOD STONE - Cl'TTERS
JL wanted at Hondo Bridge, Medina county, Texas,
on the Mexican and Pacific Extension of the G., H.
& S. A Railroad. Good stone; from 22 to 25 cents;
steady for eight months. Inquire at the bridge.
A. WINTER. Contractor.
Al'AKR Y7IEN WANTED AT ROCK
Quarry, on Gulf, Colorada and Santa Fe Rail-
way, near Brenham. Wages for laborers $2 00 and
$2 25, and for first-class drillers $2 50. Apply at
Galveston to B. M. TEMPLE, or at Quarry to GEO.
Alf OfNG MAN DESIRES WORK, IS
quick at figures and a good writer: university
graduate; references given. Box B, News office.
WANTED TO RENT—By a reliable ten-
ant, house near business center, containing
six or eight rooms. Address Box E, this office.
/ 1 T!\TL1 ItEVOLVERS—Illustrated Cat-
VT U 11 J5, alogue free. P. POWELL & SON,
Boys & Childrens
$2 50, j$3, S3 50, and zipioards.
$4, 50, $5, and upwards.
Mothers wiU find a Complete As-
sortment of Children's and Boys'
Goods being marked in plain fig-
ures, the Great Reduction will
C. E. BROUSSARD
Made from Grape Cream Tartar No other prepa-
ration makes such light, flaky hot breads or luxu
rious pastry. Sold only in cans, by all Grocers.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO.. New York.
SONNENTHEII, & LION'S
Will beg-in on MONDAY, July 11, and be continued till
OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF GOODS
In all departments will be offered during tliat period
AT STRICT COST.
The regular selling price of our goods being marked in plain figures, our patrons can easily con-
vince themselves of-the large reductions made.
The object of this sale is to make room for our Pall Stock, which we intend to make unusu-
ally large and attractive for the coming season.
SONNENTIIEIL & LION.
Tremont Street, between Market and PostolHce Sts.
For rent—neat two-story, broad-
way, next east of Tremont. Possession August
1. Small cottage corner 12th and Winnie.
FOR SALE—Nice cottage and corner lot, O and
H. M. TRUEHEART & CO.
EO. W. JALOMCK,REAL ESTATE
VT Agent, Abilene, Taylor county, Texas. A large
selection of farming and grazing lands in Baylor
and adjoining counties for sale at a low figure.
Have also a number of quarter sections, choloe lo-
cations, 4 to 6 miles from Abilene, at $1 75 an acre;
one-tenth cash, balance in nine annual payments.
& edwards, AUSTIN-
have for sale a first-class, highly im,
proved Plantation of 1282 acres, on Old Caney,
Wharton county. Superior Machinery, Gin, Saw
and Grist Mills. For particulars inquire as above.
fflf-aa will buy a small cot-
©UvU ;age and grounds; $100 to $250 secure
building lots. All part cash. SAM MAA13.
1 a whence
FOLTS & DONNAN,
EXCHANGE DEALERS AND GEN'L AGENTS
Special attention given to the LAND BUSINESS
in all its branches. Straight and alternate Land
Certificates for sale. Collections solicited.
or sal e—<^e THOUSAND LIGHT MAXIM
Gas Machines, at
MARX & KEMPNER'S.
-j aaa pianos For Sale and 500 Organs—
1 V/V/ \J the best. Prices astonish. Sent on trial.
Write for Catalogues. P. WERLEIN, New Orleans.
Broom corn wanted—
IN LARGE QUANTITIES.
Address Pioneer Steam Broom Manufacturing
10.000 bushel!? OATS.
400 tons PRAIRIE HAY.
200 tons MILLET.
Bv Galveston City Railroad Company.
' • WM. H. SINCLAIR. President.
Citizens' Loan Company.
W. F. BEERS, Secretary.
ne milliard table to be sold
at auction. Saturday, July 23, by
PARK, LYNCH & CO., Auctioneers.
INTELLIGENT AGENTS ean earn $50 to
$100 per week with the Walke Flexible Fountain
Gold Pen. No dipping for ink. Writes four days
without re-filling. Address Walke Pen Manufac-
turing Co., Hamilton, O., or 853 Broadway, N. Y,
REMOVAL—D. E. Schoolfield will remove his
Drug Store from the Tremont House to 109
Market street, between 21st and 22d sts., Rosenberg
building, by tne 1st of August, where he will be
pleased to serve his friends and the publio in gen-
eral, with pure drugs and medicines.
The new photogssaph and Art Gal-
lery is open again for business with Mr. S. E.
Jacobson as operator. Photographs in India ink,
crayon, pastel, oil and water colors. 221-223
Postoffice street, between Twentieth and Twenty-
first streets. N. S. SABELL. Manager.
Theo. C. becker,
CARPENTER AND BUILDER,
Avenue 1, between 27th and 28th sts., Galveston,
Stores and offices fitted up. All kinds of job
work promptly attended to. (Postoffice box 760.)
ii. pollard & co., mechanic
• between 25th and 26th Sts., Dealers in Port-
land and Rosendale Cement, Plaster, Hair. Laths,
Fire Brick. Clay, Drain Tile. Flower Pots, Chimney
Crocks and Topk, Vases, Etc. Agents for Wright's
Bricks. Compare prices with those of other dealers
Teas, Coliee, Groceries, Etc.
lexandre HELLS THE VERY BEST
Tea. Alexandre sells the freshest and best
Coffee. Alexandre's plan of giving each and
every customer tickets is a success, and teaches
the children a good lesson—"The value of small
BABBIT S SOAP, Etc.
Corner Twenty-fourth and Market Sts.
For prices on ikon, steel, iron
Pipe, Steam Fittings, Brass Goods, Machine
bolts, Briilge.rods and Forgings: agent for Blake's
Patent Steam Pumps, with or without boilers, Hand
Pumps of every description. Interior buyers send
for price list. JESSE ASTALL. Galvefcton, Tex.
PORTLAND and Rosendale Cement, just re-
ceived, direct from mills; also, 25,000 English
Fire-Bricks, Cement Drain Pipes, Cement Chim-
ney Flues, Garden Curbing, etc. Fine stock all
kinds Building Materials. GEO. H. HENCHMAN.
Importer and Dealer. Galveston.
For rent—COTTAGE ON 3Gth ST., NEAR
Broadway. Apply to
GEO. H. HENCHMAN, 21th and Mechanic.
For rent—COTTAGE HOUSE,
Furnished, corner Broadway and Eighth street.
Inquire on premises.
rent—Second floor, S rooms, gas and
water, opposite Tremont Hotel billiard rooms.
Offices, next east of News office.
FOR RENT—FROM THE 1st OF AUGUST—
The store now occupied as a drug store, under
I between 17th and 18tk, small
, two-story house, four rooms. S25 per month.
J. B. TURNLEY, Strand, bet. 20th and 21st sts.
For rent—the floors over the
store occupied by Messrs. Andrews & Walsche.
C. L. beissner, Jit.
For rent-OFFICES AND ROOMS IN THE
Baliinger & Jack Building. Apply to
BALLING Eli & MOTT.
172 Twenty-second street,
Blank Book and General New3 Dealer.
Fancy Writing Paper,
Albums and Scrap Books,
Etc., etc., etc.
rjHE NEW MANAGEMENT OF
BURDITT MINERAL WELLS
oiler to health seekers the Best notel Accommo-
dations in addition to the great Curative Properties
of these Waters. This Water is not sold in Galves-
ton. Round trip tickets for sale over Santa Fe^road
at reduced rates. Address
J. K. MOORE. Luling, Texas.
£ General James R. Chalmers, of Mississippi, will
not support Senator Lamar for re-election, and his
disaffection may work very great harm to the
A good solid rumor has it that District Attorney
Corkhill has letters in his possession indicating
Guiteau's design and plan to slay Mr. Blaine as
well as the President.
The police force of New York is nearly 2500, and
the tax-payers are menaced with the additiop of
500 more, at a salary of J1200 each. The increase
is an exaction of the spoils system.
The New York Tribune estimates the surplus
wheat in the United States this year at 100,000,000
bushels, and thinks we are to have the largest cot-
ton crop ever grown. Who's afraid of crises?
six days he was considering Foster's invitation to
A West Virginia boy had a tame fox, which he
called Roscoe Conkling on account of its cunning
ways and sly tricks. When he heard a subscription
was being taken up for Mrs. Garfield, the little fel-
low boxed his fox and expressed it to the New
York Flour Exchange, requesting that he be sold
and four-fifths of the proceeds turned over to the
lady—the remaining fifth to be remitted as he
wished to buy a pig. The fox has no doubt ere
this been sold for a fabulous sum.
The Mrs. Garfield fund now amounts to $150,000.
Mackey, the Bonanza King, says that he will make
up any balance required to complete tile proposed
amount; but Cyrus W, meld says ho would rather
not have one man to give so heavily to the Suad.
While the generally accepted opinion is that the
donation will be declined, ia the event of the
President's recovery, yet the movement having
been carried thus far, the plea IB made that honor
compels its completion and the formal tender of
the full sum first suggested.
The wedding rifig must go. la many portions of
the West it has become a source of social disturb-
ance and domestic infelicity. It is too often a re-
minder of the divorced husband's love and priv-
ileges, and then a fellow don't know whose prop-
erty it is to be after his first family disagreement.
Divoroed wives and jilting maidens usually retain
their trophies, and the consequence is grudging
behind and jealousy in front. A bracelet marked
" Exhibit A" is suggested as a substitute, and it Is
to be adjustable, so as to fit any number of suc-
N'Ikporte contributes a chapter ou the political
condition of the country under the caption,
" Machine Politics and Demagogtam." He handles
his subject attractively and very much like an
honest knight of ~ the old regime. He argues in a
circle, however, and leaves the reader and the
machine just where he picked them up. The
machine is the party—the party the machine. Hie
party can not elevate itself morally while radical
cancers remain as the pabulum of a corrupt and
unprincipled machine. The evil is graphically
portrayed by the writer, but he Is unable or un-
willing to suggest a remedy, and therefore the
machine politicians will smite and oontinue to
It would be aa unfortunate day for Europe
should France and England get into trouble. Those
two countries can far better afford to be friends
than enemies. England does not forget her posi-
tion at the Berlin Conference, nor for the time
being her guarantees of Ottoman integrity. A
repetition at Tripoli of French proceedings at
Tunis would be likely to open the whole question
settled by the Berlin treaties; so at least the British
Government thinks, and so it seems it has notified
the Government of France. The world would
regret to see a serious difficulty spring from thf%
cause. The new life in France can be harbored for
a greater emergency. A war at this time in Europe
would force combinations of the most gigantic
character, perilous alike to human progress and
OF NEWS FROM DIFFERENT
OYER THE STATE.
transmitted bv wire bt special correspondents.
The " Saints" only regret that Guiteau's shot
was not fatal. They remember the President's in-
augural about their.polygamous institutions, and
wouid as soon try the luxuriant Arthur as not.
Tee whole business of the national crime is en-
veloped by the pulpit under the general head of
'•Special Providences." The shot was fired by the
devil. The President was saved by God's interven-
ing between the flash and the effect.
The discussion into which Colonel Bob Ingersoll
has bewitched Hon. Jere Black will do the cause of
Christianity no good. Nor will it promote Mr. In-
gersoll's vagaries. They should be classed with the
fosters, walkists and pugilists as notoriety seekers.
Don Cameron has declared against Riddleberger
for Sergeant-at-arms of the Senate. It would have
been a little more patriotic' in the Pennsylvania
Senator had he done this several months ago, when
his declaration would have ended a deadlock that
was a disgrace to the country.
It is now asserted by some of the independent
papers that the attempted assassination of Presi-
dent Garfield will save the Republican party from
what seemed inevitable defeat by the Democrats.
The wish is probably father to the thought with a
certain class of so-called independents.
Grant! Where is Grant? Won't somebody go
round and look him up? He's liable to be lost,
mislaid or stolen at any moment. And Conkling!
He too is in danger of being left. Stragglers should
be instructed to keep a sharp lookout for these
two tardy-gaited citizens till we have at least
passed the homicidal and suicidal signal stations.
Attention — our stock of guns,
Rifles and Pistols has arrived. Also, full as-
sortment of Fishing Tackle and Fancy Sporting
Goods. Call and examine the most comple stock
of Sporting Goods in the city.
W. J. HUGHES & CO., 110 Tremont St.
THAMItlELL NETS, SEINE
Twine, Hammocks, Fishing Rods, Hooks. For
sale cheap by LABADIE.
We have now remarkably
good values in Tea. Among others,
Pure Uncolored Japan 50
Imperial (worth 75c.) 50
English Breakfast, the best in the world $1 00
J. T. ASHTON & CO.
Rooms and Board.
Afi rnished i:p-stairs north
room for rent, north side of Broadway, bet.
HSid and Tremont sts., at No. 12!i.
obt rent — TWO LARGE ROOMS, UN-
furnished, one fronting south, suitable for a
couple. Apply Avenue H, between 2tith and 27th.
I^oll rent—ONE LARGE, NICELY FUR-
nished south bed room with board. 272 East
Broadway, between 19th and 20th streets.
F' l ltMSHKI) ROOMS to rent, WITH
or without board. 51 Winnie street, corner 24th
Corn, oats, rve AND e5akley—
Consignments solicited; for sale or for storage,
in bulk, in elevator. J. J. LEWIS & CO.
OSKV IS"LAND O 3c* ERAS AND LA
PLUMAS, imported cigars, 3 for 25 cents; Flor
de Cubas, 5 cents each; Escepcions, 0 for 25 cents,
at the Opera-House Cigar Store.
CONE & KOEHLER.
ME < IE E APEST ANB KES J CHOCS"
erv. Glassware and House Furnishing Goods is
the reach of all—ONE
Dollar for six months. Delay not. Keep posted
as to the markets. Full and accurate reports in
each issue of the Weekly News.
i —.—— i •
The United States Government pays keepers of
life-saving stations S100 a year and requires them
to be on duty t wenty-four hours each day. It pays
department clei ks at Washington $1800 to 83000
and vorks them to death at the rate of about three
hours a day. Consequence—the life-savers resign,
and a million of spoilsmen clamor for the clerk-
The Cincinnati Gazette and other Republican
journals, now industriously engaged in abusing
Mr. Bookwalter, Democratic nominee for governor
of Ohio, thought him a remarkably excellent and
worthy man prior to 1872, when he was a Republi-
can and "swung into line with the other boys "in
the matter of cash contributions to help the party
Trail Stock I will close out different odd brands
of Cigars, Cigarettes and Tobaccos at greatly re-
duced prices; likewise my regular staple brands.
A. W. SAMUELS, Corner 22d and Streud.
Branch, Tremont St., under Opera-house.
Bargains! to reduce stock,
Preparatory to moving, we are selling at ex-
ceedingly low prices, Wall and Easel frames, Chro-
mes, Oil Paintings, Albums, Baskets, etc. Frames
made to order and framing done.
BLESSING & BRO., 117 Market street
1jh>r the next thirty days
you can buy wall and easel frames at.cost, from
ROSE, 159 Market street.
ISLAND CITY BUSINESS COLLEGE,
124 Strand. Business office, 17S Market. P. O. box
512. Write for catalogue. Joss & Benish, Propr's
CASES AND CASKS.
Only Direct Importers,
A writer in the London Queen, which is tho
lady's newspaper, sees in the predominant influ-
ence of women in England a significant presage of
the country's decline. Where women are very im-
portant there is something wrong with the men,
argues the writer, and points in proof of this to the
fate of Greece and Rome. And are Boston and
Chicago also doomed?
The New York Tribune does noli relish the idea
of the Vice-President being a dignified do-nothing,
for tho reason that, as he has no aciive duty to per-
form in tho Administration, he naturally drifts
from it in the matter of sympathy. As a remedy,
the Tribune would have him made a member of the
Cabinet, without a portfolio, so that he thus could
be an aid to the President.
Vennor, the Canadian thunder, lightning, hail
stone and hot weather prophet, is kind enough now
to tell us that after the 26th we will have in this
country cooler days aud nights through the rest of
this month, and that the August mercury will run
considoraly lower than that of tho two mouths pre-
ceding. The Professor should be thanked for even
this small grain of comfort.
The great Texas " crank 'has some of the char
acteristics of another individual who recently made
a desperate lunga for notoriety. He is afflicted
with the spiritualistic crotchet, and believes the
planet is an'aggregation of mites of matter that
floated ill chaos anterior to the formation of
worlds. His religious and political notions are
probably the result of similar attractions and re
The very best machines ahe
only to be found at my store. Established 13
years I can suit any one desiring to buy a drst-
class machine. Needles, all kinds, 25c. par dozen.
Genuine Wheeler & Wilson and other*, 5oc.
H. BLAGGE, Agent, 131 P. O. si
iriL'SHi»IAN BROS.—SEWING MACHINES
V.' repaired. All work warranted one year. 133
P. O. st., ner r 22d. Sign two deer heads.
W- nii i: sewing machines, the
best 111 the market; Avery & Stewart Singer
Family Machines, bv C. EMES. Tailor, 111 P. O. St.
"ivteedlks for all rinds sewing
Machines, only 25c. per dozen, by mail. Ad-
dress O. L. Geer, lis!* Canal street, New Orleans.
• Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor, 6? Market
Bt.. a few doors west of Tremont. A quiet retreat,
where Lunches are served promptly at moderate
prices. Also Ice Cream, Cake, Coffee, Tea and
Iamb horses cured free of cont. Giles's
J Liniment Iodiue Ammonia. Spavins, splints,
ringbone, bunches, sprung knees cured. Strains,
thoulder lameness, navicular diweasfA, nure guaran-
teed. Send for painphet to Dr. Giles. M w B'dwav.
M. Y. Trial size 25o. J. J. SCHOTT & CO., Ag'tal
Horvklae IUbHCor.d In 1«
U> z>> day.. No pay till Cared.
Bb. i. Lebanon, onto.
THE SHIRT MAN,
AND GET THE GREATEST BARGAINS IN
IJVER OFFERED IN THIS MARKET.
Cor. Tremont and Market Streets,
irb, w. cornitius, LATE OF BP.EN-
ham has succeeded Mr. HERMAN STRESAU in
tho management of our Houston Branch House,
memanag VO€KK & W ILK ENS,
Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants, Galves-
ton and Houston.
Galveston. July 1.1881.
While Governor Roberts is dividing with Gui-
teau the attention of the country by his "church
and state " exposition of views, several other Gov-
ernors are disputing the claim to priority in sug-
gesting the thanksgiving idea. Governor j Critten-
den, of Missouri, says he was two days ahead of
Governor Foster, having on the 8th instant made
an independent suggestion to that effect to the
EThe disability of the President is a fruitful topic
for discussion by the newspapers just now. The
case of George III is brought from the closet and
given frequent airing, which leads a naughty editor
to remark that George did not become insane, and
consequently disabled as a ruler, until after the
adoption of the American constitution. Can it be
possible that reading that document had anything
to do with his becoming a crank?
Mrs. General Sherman says that during thirty-
one years of married life her husband has never
stayed out later than 12 o'clock at night. The Gen-
eral doesn't know what he has missed. [Ex
change."| Perhaps he came home at midnight be-
cause all the other places were shut up. [Augusta
Mavbe the lady is indebted to the General's mili-
tary training for promptness in his evening engage-
ments and exactness in his hours of ease.
In London a young clergyman was descanting to
a friend on the mode he proposed for governing
his flock. His friend said: "Much as I admire
your enthusiasm, rely upon it, tho course you pro
pose will always keep you in hot water, and lead
to your resignation, voluntary or enforced, where-
as, if you can keep clear of politics and religion,
you will live peacebly and die respected." Gov
erncr Roberts must have had this wholesome epi-
gram of the old Englishman in his mind during tho
Tlie President'* Condition.
Executive Mansion, July 10—8.30 a. nv—The
progress of the President toward recovery con-
tinues uninterruptedly. He has passed a quiet
night. Hi - pulse this morning was 86, tpmperature
98.4, respiration 18. D. w. Bliss,
J. K. Barnes,
J. J. woodwardj
Tho following was sent this morning to each of
the Cabinet officers by the President's private sec-
Executive Mansion, July 20—8 a. m.—There is
a decided improvement in the President's condi-
tion this morning. He slept very well during the
night, and bis pulse at this hour is 86, which is
lower than at any previous time; temperature and
respiration normal. The wound is doing well, and
is discharging freely and properly. The President's
appetite is still good, and great care will continue
to be exercised in his diet.
Washington, July 20—7 p. m.—The President
has passed an excellent day. and at 1 p. m. his
pulse was 88; temperature, 9S.4; respiration, 18.
At the present time his pulse is 98; temperature,,
99.6; respiration, 19.
Washington, July 20—11 p. iii.—The President
has improved steadily all day, and his oondit-ion
to-night is m every way satisfactory. He has
taken rather more than the usual amount of liquid
nourishment, but has been allowed no solid rood
since the manifestation of gastric disturbance on
Monday, exceot toast saturated with juice of roast
beef or steak". His afternoon fever, which came
on late to-day, wa; very light, and has at this hour
nearly abated. The usual quantity of sulphate of
morphia was administered hypodermiealiy this
evening, and the pa ient is now asleep. All of his
symptoms are as favorable as could be desired.
To tbe Consulting Fhysleians.
Washington, July 20.—The follnwing telegram
was sent by the attending surgeons to the consult-
in^ surgeons this evening;
Washington. July 20—7 p. m.—During the past
twenty-four hours the President's progress has
been uniform and satisfactory. He had a good
night and has expressed himself throughout the
day as feeling quite comfortable. The medication
reported in our last telegram has been continued
without change. At 8:30 a. m. his pulse was 86;
temperature, 98.4; respiration, 18. At 1 p. m. his
pulse was 88; temperature, 98.4; respiration, 18. At
7 p. m. his pulse was 98; temperature, 99.6; respira-
St. Louis Cotton Exchange.
St. Louis, July 20.—The executive committee of
the Cotton Exchange met in the Southern Hotel
about 11 o'clock this morning, and after transact-
ing some private business ad j ourned. The fifth
annual convention of the Exchange then con-
vened in the ladies' ordinary of the hotel, and was
called to order by T. Lafitte. president, who deliv-
ered his annual address, after which committees
were appointed and other preliminary business
transacted. The president, in his address, alluded
very pathetically to the murderous assault upon
General Garfield, characterizing it as a blow struck
at the stability of our institutions and the introduc-
tion of an element of uncertainty into our commer-
In Europe, he said, the assassination of a ruler
is but substitution of one executive for another—a
change that would have taken place under the law
of nations, but in this country it is a nullification
of the express will of the people by the act of a
scoundrel, and might change the whole policy of
the government, and might unsettle every business
Tho Albany Farce.
Albany, July 20.—The joint committee met at
noon aud proceeded to vote with the following re-
sult: combined vote, Lapham, 72; Potter, 49; Conk
ling, 28; Woodford, 1; necessary to a choice, 76
Speaker Sharpe in voting notice.! a newspaper state-
ment that he had been ungrateful to Mr. Conkling,
and said that he had never had any office by the as-
sistance of any one who has been a candidate for
the United States Senate here, or that of any one
Tlie Chair declared that no choice ihad been
made, and another vote was taken with the follow-
ing result: Lapham 72, Potter 45, Conkling 28,
Woodford 1. Necessary to a choice 76. The Cunir
declared that no choice had been made. Senator
Strather moved an adjournment. Carried.
Tlie Senate Refuses to Adjourn.
Albany, July 20.—When the concurrent resolu-
tion providing for a final adjournmont canto up in
the Senate to-day, Mr. Woodin moved to amend by
making the resolution read December 31. A long
debate followed, after which the resolution to ad-
journ was laid on the table by a vote of 17 to 13.
Two Conventions at Once.
Jackson, Miss.. July 20.—The State Prohibition
Convention met to day, 200 delegates from thirty
seven counties present. The action of the eonven
tion looks to getting the next Legislature to submit
to the people an ameudment to the constitution
prohibiting the liquor traffic. The State Sunday
School Convention also met to-day. Twenty-one
counties were represented. It lias organized and
work is progressing favorably.
An Aged Denial.
Boston, July 20.—The Adverti- er savs: Reports
of the approaching marriage of Lord Colin Camp-
bell son of the Duke of Argyle. and thedauguter
of the American adventuress Victoria Woodhull.
are wholly erroneous. Tho lady to whom Lord
Campbell is to be married is a daughter of Mr.
Edward Blood, a gentleman of large wealth and
high standing in Engtish society.
Death of An Editors.
Richmond, Va., July 20.—A telegram from Farm-
ville, Va., announces the death of J. H. St. An-
drew, owner aud editor of the Farmville Mercury,
and says he was a native o£ England, and for many
years was connected with the press of that coun-
try. He came to Virsinia about ten Tears ago, and
has been ever since prominent In everything affect-
ing the well-being of his ad opted State.
The Educators in Council.
Atlanta, Ga , July 20.—At the moeting of tho
National Educational Association to-day several
papers were read.
Gustave J. Ord. State School Commissioner of
Georgia, was el acted president of the association
for tlie next year. Therejare nearly 400 delegates
Senator Ben Hill Undergoes an Opera*
Philadelphia, July 20.—Senator Bea Hill, of
Georgia, underwent a surgical operation in this
city, at the hands of Dr. S. D. Grose, for an affec-
tion of the tongue. The operation was satisfactory
iu every respeet:
A Mass meeting for Thanksgiving—
Comptroller Brown Writes a Letter
Which the Assessor Refuses to Ob-
[Special Telegram to The New .1
Houston, July 30.^In the County Court to-day
the following business was transacted: Hous on
Elevator Company va Shearn & Lloyd, debt con-
tinued generally. W. J. Settegast <£ Bra vs. Wm.
Gaudy, debt; oontinued for service. John Ken-
nedy, plaintiff in execution va George Gostice and
Houston aad Texas Central Railroad Company,
garnishee; continued generally. L Hays & Co. vs.
A. tu Gram wold & Ob„ debt, continued for ser-
vloa. George A. Clark* and M. Tankersley vs. W.
J. and i. J. Sette^ast, appeal from Justice Court;
oontibued as upon application of defendants. Geo.
W. Davis vs. Robert Lockhart, Sr., debt; judg-
ment fey default for plaintiff for $233 G3.
i. Hays ft On. vs. H. Buchman, debt; judgment
by default for pialntiiX, for $351 31. J. Hays & Co.
vs. JT. M. Tryon, debt; judgment for plaintiff by
default for $529 ®. Robert E. Sanger vs. J. M.
Beach and Houston. East and West Texas
Railway Company, appeal from Justico Court;
plafetftff demands a Jury; set for 26th Instant. Wm.
Field* vs. J. M. Beech and Houston, East and West
Texas Railway Company, appeal from Justice
Court; plaintiff demands a jury. Z. O. Jacobs vs.
J. M. Beaoh aad Houston, East and West Texas
Railway Company; plan!tiff demands a jury. A.
H. Baldwin vs. X J. Sweeney and E. L. Oombs, ap-
peal from Justice Court; defendants demand
a jury; set for the 28th instant. W. D. Cleve-
land vs 3. A Bernard and C. H. Jonea,
debti judgment for plaintiff by default for SS36 11.
Julia CL Gary va the City of Houston, debt; judg-
ment for plaintiflPe^or $2T8 85. P. J. Foster vs. W.
H. Hudson, L. H. Gilbert and G. H. & S. A Ry. Co.,
injunction; dismissed by plaintiff; oosts adjudged
against the plaintiff and sureties. J. Gottschalk
vs. Peter Gabel, debt; continued generally. Her-
man F. Luofee va G. A. Gibbons, damages; plain-
tiff -femands a jury; set for the 2fith instant.
Bedbiger 4 Selbert va Wm. Dean, debt; judg-
ment for plaintiff by default for $428 13.
Benjamin F. Flanders vs. John Trentem. debt;
judgment for plaintiff by default for $564 20.
Emanuel Anderson vs. R. J. TUacker, damages;
plaintiff demands a jury. Defendant's demurrer
overruled; defendant excepts. S. S. Blanchard vs.
The City of Houston, debt; judgment for plaintiff
for $396. J. R Mantis vs. A. B. Bristol, debt; judg-
ment for plaintiff by default for $375 35. Thomas
M. Shirley vs. The Houston and Texas Central
Railway Company and C. Ennis, debt; de-
fault against defendant Ennis: set for 29th
instant. Louis Roos vs. G. W. Baldwin; ap-
ptal from Justice Court. Defendant demands a
set for 26th Instant. Theodore Keller vs. P.
J. Foster and R. Bremond, garnishee; appeal from
Justice Court. Motion sustained; judgment for
garnishee for oosts at both courts. Peter Floeck
vs. The City of Houston, debt; judgment for plain-
tiff for $341 85. Charles Bentc vs. The Ciity of
Houston, debt; judgment for plaintiff for $327.
Samuel L. Boyd Vs. Charles Gmmbach aad S. Roos,
debts dismissed by piaiutiff at bis oost J. M. Wi e va
Galveston, Harristrtirg and San Autonio Railway
Company, appeal from Justice Court; plaintiff de-
mands a Jury; set for 25th Instant.
T^robate dooket: Estate of C. S. West, minor; Os-
car J. McKee appointed guardian of the person and
estate to succeed John West, decased. Bond $3500.
H. F- Gillette and Vivian Duke appointed apprais-
ers. Estate of H. C. B. Linden and Annie Leon-
hardt, minors. Balance of voucher No. 1 of re-
ceiver's account, S3 90, allowed to guardian upon
iiroof made. Estatate of William Gleason, deceased;
las. A. Pearson oppointed administrator.
Bond of $2500. Estate of Nannie Davidson,
minor; Wm, Davidson, appointed guardian of the
estate; bond $400; Gail B. Johnson, J. W. John on
and S. S. Ashe appointed appraisers. Estate of
John B. Jones, deceased: A. McGowen appointed
administrator; bond $6000.
The following letter was received from Comp-
troller Brown to-day:
James Harrington, Assessor of Harris County,
Houston—Dear Sir: Referring to the matter of tbe
assessment of the motive-power and rolling-stock
of the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio and
Houston East and West Texas Raiiroad Compa-
nies, Judge Jones seems to be under the im-
pression that this department had not con
sidered the fact that the principal offices of said
companies were located in Harris county. The lo
cation q( the principal offloes of said companies
makes no difference In the matter, and does not
alter the ruling. You will be governed, as far as
the State tax is concerned, by the original instruc
tions from this office. Respectfully,
W. M. Brown, Comptroller.
County Assessor Harrington says that he can
road, and comprises a tract of some 200 acres, wl th
wide streets, l»id out at right angles. On the
ground awaiting the arrival of the excursionists
were some 300 ladies and gentlemen from a circuit
of many mile*. This is the first time that ever a
town was regularly laid out and lots sold at auo-
tion in West Texas, and the great interest mani-
fested is a good indication of the oonfidence felt in
its future. Among the buyers were many of the
people of the surrounding country, and persons
who intend building immediately. Good water,
and plenty of it, caq be had by digging fifty feet,
and several walls have already been sunk
success. To-day the station was regularly opened
for business by Mr, H. Dickson, appointed
as station master, and Mr. Asher as
telegraph operator. A good depot build-
ing and turn-table have been built, and in a
few days a postoffice will be established, and Pear-
sail will enter the sisterhood of Texas towns. The
ai^ction sale began at 11 o'clock and lasted four
hours and a half, and eighty-four lots and seven
blocks were sold, at an aggregate price of $6343.
Returning, the train arrived In San Antonio at 7:45
p. ni., without an accident or mishap to mar tlie
pleasures of the excursion.
Funeral of Adjutant-General Jones—
An Opinion on Veteran Claims—Ex-
Commissioner King Making a Stir-
Sudden River Rise.
ISpecial Telegram to The News]
Austin, July 20.—In response to a letter from
Colonel Frank Johnson, President of the Board of
Veterans, the Attorney-General to-day decides that
all veterans who served three months in the w,
betwoen Texas and Mexico, where such service wa!
begun in 1836 and ended in 1837, are entitled to land
General Jones was buried to-day from the Bap-
tist CSiurch, Rev. G. W. Rogers officiating. The fu-
neral oration was impressive and the ceremonies
solemn and Imposing.
The procession from the church consisted of the
different Masonic bodiee in the city, the military.
Governor and staff, heads of Departments and a
large cortege of friends and citizens. He was
buried with Masonic honors. The State depart-
ments remained closed the entire day.
Dr. King, late Commissioner of Insurance, Sta-
tistics and History, has been in the city for several
days, and has created some trouble and bo little
excitement in the State departments. It seems he
has discovered that his last official report has heen
dropped from the list of reports of heads of de-
partments ordered printed for distribution. He
feels aggrieved at this, and has demanded, it is
said, an explanation.
The river this evening suddenly rose about five
feet and is still rising, but perfectly clear.
VQT: XL-NO. 103.
ing too much surprised to attempt resistance.
Subsequently, when one of the boy3 saw Con-
stable Bronson approaching with a rope to tie
them, he made a sudden and bold dash for the
bushes. He sucoeedod in getting away fifty yards,
but was overtaken by members of the posse, col-
lared, thrown down and securely tied. The pris-
oners claim they had a boua-Qde bill of sale for the
cattle alleged to have been stolen.
Married and Then Arrested—Another
[Special Telegram to The News.l
Seguin, July 20.—a couple were married in the
city last Saturday, and our sheriff on Monday re-
ceived papers for the arrest of tho groom for theft
of jewelry In 1879, In Llano county.
Mr. Henry Legotte was married to-night to Mrs.
Bevie Barrett. The ceivmony waj performed at
the residence of the bride's parents.
Prospects for a good cotton crop are bright.
Lumping Sale of County School Lands.
[Special Telegram to The News.]
Liberty, July 20.—The county school lands of
this county, except one-third of a league, scattered
in the Panhandle, wer ■ so'.d to-day to J. D. Skinner
& Bro., agents of the East Texas Land Company.for
$164^ per acre,amounting to little over $26,000. The
lands sold are situated in the pine regions, where
lands have appreciated in value 300 or 400 per cent,
within the last year and a half.
INTEREST 11Y ATLANTIC
REQULAR DAILY COMMERCIAL DIS-
Saratoga, July 20.—This is called "extra day"
by the Saratoga'Racing Association. The weather
is warm and cloudy; track i.
in fine condition and
First Race—Purse $300. three-quarters of a mile.
Won by Hiawassa, Valparaiso second, Hermit
Second Race—Purse $350, one and one-eighth
mile. Boulevard won, Victim second, Duke of
Montrose third. Time—1.59J^.
Third Race—One mile and 500 yards- Ripple
won by two lengths. Oriole second, Eole third, Al-
hambra fourth, Julia Bruce fifth, Windrush sixth,
and Baby last. Time—2:14.
Fourth Race—For two-year-oldst five furlongs.
Runnymede won without an effort on the part of
his jockey, passlns the post ahead of Wyoming,
second, Glance third. Bouncer fourth. Turoo fifth,
Macbeth sixth, Boatman seventh, Bedouin eighth,
Scandal ninth, Ida last. Time—1.03^4,
A Lucky Winning.
Saratoga, July 20.—Mr. Walter, of the St. James
Hotel, made quite a hit in the second race to-day.
Victim was the favorite, but Walter backed Boule-
vard, a Kentucky horse, to win $14,500. He substi-
tuted Isaac Murphy for the boy who had the mount.
When Into the straight Spellman, on Victim.
thought he had the race won and he pulled up. Z
Along came Boulevard with a rush, and before
Spellman could begin riding again Murphy was at
Victim's throat-latch. Murphy laid alongside Vio-
tim so close that Spellman could not use nis whip.
Murphy's whip-arm was free, and he made euoh
clever use of It that Walter won his $14,500 by a
Racing at Mystic Park.
Boston, July 20.—At Mystio Park there were two
events contested in 2:29 class. "Little Gem" took
three heats and the race best time, 8:31. "John H,"
with running mate iriea to beat the best record,
8:14yi, Tho best time made was 2;22.
i<jt recognize the comptroller in this matter, but
fill be governed by the instructions as given by
the board of equalization. If he should enter the
ridiculously low figures on his rolls as rendered by
the railroad in question, the County Commission-
ers' Court would fail to approve them and the
other roads which are assessed at a fair valuation,
would have just cause for complaint, hence he
shall disregard the comptroller's instructions in
A mass meeting of citizens will be held at the
Cotton Exchange to-morrow afternoon at 5 o'clock
to take action iu uniting with the other cities of
Texas in co-operating with the various States in
observing a day set apart for thanksgiving for the
recovery of the President.
Several cases of ?mall-pox were discovered by
Health Officer Rutherford to-day in the Fifth
Ward among the negroes. They were removed to
the hospital and William Cooper placed in charge
of the patients.
The Ministers and Mayor Condemn-
ing the Governor—Railroad Progress
—Baptists in Convention—The Uni-
[Special Telegram to The News.]
Waco, July 20.—The ministers of this city have
exercised themselves in the matter of Governor
Roberts's refusal to appoint a day of thanksgiving,
and at a meeting to-day issued the following paper:
To the Ministers and Members of every religious
denomination in Texas: Whereas,
Governor Chas. G. Foster, of the State of Ohio,
did on the 10th instant invite all the Governors of
the States and Territories of the Union to unite
with him in proclaiming a day of thanksgiving and
prayer to Almighty God for the blessed deliverance
of our President and for this great evidence of his
goodness to this nation; and whereas,
Governor Roberts, of Texas, did, on the 18:h in-
stant, in reply to said invitation, decline, for rea-
sons stated, to unite with the other governors in
issuing such a proclamation;
Therefore the undersigned ministers of different
den minations in the city of Waco, Texas, unite in
tnls invitation to all ministers and members of ev-
ery denomination of Christians in Texas to join
with the Christian people of other States in the ob-
servance of the day that shall be appointed by the
committee of governors designated in the invita-
tion of Governor Foster.
J. D. Shaw, Methodist Church,
S. A. King, Presbyterian,
W. A. Hide, Cumberland Presbyterian
B. A. Rogers, St. Paul's Episcopal,
B. H. Carrol, Baptist,
R. C. Burlbson, President Waco University,
W. S. Huff, Bosqueville Baptist Church.
Mayor Sturgis also issued a proclamation similar
to the above, calling on people of the city to join
in the thanksgiving. Strong condemnation at Gov-
ernor Roberts's action is being expressed, and the
expressions come from Democrats.
The elders of tho Texas Baptist church have been
in session to day aud to-night, Vice-President S. H.
Tillman In the chair. Thirty-two delegates were
admitted to seats. The opening sermon was
preached by Elder W. T. Chase, after which com-
mutes on nominations, programmes and resolu-
tions were appointed. Discussion on the duties of
church to pastors, and vice versa; reason of
deacon's life; relations of association and church,
occupied tho afternoon. Senator S. B. Maxey and
General Hawthorn are prominent delegates to the
Dickey, who killed Sears, near Coke, is still close-
ly pursued, but not captured at last report.
The bridge across tho Brazos, for the Texas and
St. Louis road, is to be completed in sixty days.
The arproaches to tho river and sounding were
bei: g made to-day. It is reported that the Central
wilt also use this bridge for crossing, and will
build a depot in West Waco.
Waco will challenge Au-stin to put six competi-
tive debaters in the field on the University ques-
The Waco Greys" excursion over the narrow
gauge takes place on the third proximo.
The pile dr ving for the superstructure of the
Missouri-Pacific bridge will be commenced to-mor-
Two hundred and forty commercial travelers
have registered hore sinco April 1.
Horse-thleveg are at work around Waco, and so
are the officers, they having captured several dur-
ing tho past week.
Revenue Violators Arrested in the
West—Torturing n Boy—Progress of
the Texas Trunk.
[Special Telegram to The News.l
Dallas, J uly 20.—Deputy Marshal Garrett came
in from the West to-day. He reports the arrest of
Palmer, Holland, Holly aud Davenport in Tom
Green county for violating the revenue law. They
have been following up the Texas and Pacific Rail-
road selling tobacco and liquor iu open violation of
both the United States and State laws.
At Holly's saloon, about thirty-five miles from
the end of the track, somebody stole $300 from
Holly. With the assistance of a few more men he
Improvised a gallows, on which they hung Roach,
a sixteen-year-old boy and a nephew to the con-
tractor, until he was nearly dead, trying to make
him confess that he stole K. For this Holly was
handed over to the State authorities,
The ears on the Texas Trunk crossed the bridge
over Elm Fork to-day.
W. Robinson, tiharged with being bribed by the
defendant In the case of The State vs. J. Isen,
charged with keeping a disorderly house, to hang
the jury, was arrested to-day and lodged in jalL
Secnring Right of Way for a Railroad
—New Buildings — Matrimonial —
Crops and Rains—Personal.
[Special Telegram to The News.]
Comanche, July 20.—Colonel W. H. Lawrence,
right of way agent of the Fort Worth and Rio
Grande Railroad, addressed a large meeting of
citizens at the Court-house last night, and made a
formal proposition of the road to come to Co-
manche provided right of way and depot grounds
were secured to the Company, which request was
guaranteed, and a bond of $30,000 giveu to secure
it. Our people are alive to the issue, and are
greatly rejoicing over the prospects of a road. The
road will be completed as far as Comanche by
September, 1882. The surveying corps is now hard
at work locating about five miles per day.
Four new two-story stone business houses are in
course of erection on the square, and property has
advanced 25 per cent, within the past three weeks.
Mr. Spurly Hamilton was married to one of
Comanche's fairest young ladies, Miss Maggie
Vedder, daughter of J. S. Vedder, formerly of Gal-
veston. Bishop A. C. Garrett performed the
Cotton is looking better than it did this time last
year and a large crop is expected. Two good rains
in the past week have livened up the farmers, and
business was never better than at this season of the
Colonel G. Wash Jones passed through town on
the 18th on his way west, looking after his land
Train Wrecked—Attacked by a Mexican
[Special Telegram to The News.]
Colorado, July 20. — Information has reached
here of a wreck on the extension of the Texas and
Pacific 110 miles west of here to-day. A construc-
tion train ran off a switch, killing three men, mor-
tally wounding three and several others were badly
bruised. Can not learn full particulars.
To-day Jud Carnahan, foreman of an extra gang
of the Texas and Pacific, twenty miles west of
here, while examining a piece of track, was at-
tacked by a Mexican lion.
Mr. C, Bering, unarmed, pulled off his hat and
waved it at the beast in a conciliatory manner, at
the same time beating a hasty retreat. The beast
probably thought his action a signal of defiance
and advanced to charge.
Mr. C. stumbled and fell back, breaking a rib
and bruising an arm. Tho fall so frightened the
lion that it turned tail and lied.
Mr. C., notwithstanding his wound, considers it
was a lucky fall for him.
False Reports About tho Galveston,
Houston and Henderson—Financial
—Sales of Texas Railroad Bonds—
Cotton Corner In September Antici-
[Special Telegram to The News.!
New York, July 20.—Efforts are making here by
speculatoi-3 to sell Galveston, Houston and Hen-
derson seconds by the circulation of reports
that the Texas and Pacific and Southern Pacific
are making a sharp fight for control of the road,
which is not so, Gould being already in control.
Sterling weak; prime bankers 4.83.
Govern ment bonds are sparingly offered.
Santa Fes. 1301.
Sales $40,000 Texas and Pacific incomes at 80;
$8000 stock 60)4 to 50, closing at CO^.
Beef cattle advanced J^c.! Texas, 7J4 to 8}£c.
Coffee firm at ll^c.
Cotton goods are brisk and prices hard.
Wool steady, with buyers and sellers indifferent.
Stocks, after a feverish market, closed strong
and dearer. Sales $6000 Texas and Rio Grandes at
Cotton very stiff, and a sharp corner is antici-
pated in September. Even-runniug uplands com-
CRESCENT CITY'S DAILY BUDGET.
A Frisoner Discharged—Ravages or tna
[Special Telegram to The News.]
Brenham, July 20.—George Maxey who was jailed
yesterday on suspicion, was released to-day. It
turns out that Mr. Smith had lent George his fine
saddle horse and ten^dollars to come to Brenham to
procure his marriage license, but when he was ques-
tioned by a gentleman who knew the horse, he
claimed that Mr. Smith had never seen tho horse,
and thereby hangs a tail. George goes home a
poorer but wiser man.
Governor Roberts's correspondence with Gov-
ernor Foster is still discussed. Some suggest that
the people of the State agree on some day to pray
forthe salvation of our Governor.
Reports from different sections are that tho
worms are ravaging the cotton.
Mr. C. C. Henningleft to-night for his new home in
Gainesville. He carries with him the very kindest
wishes of the people of this county and city.
Another excursion train will run from this place
to Caldwell next Sunday, over the Santa Fe, on
account of Major Penn's big camp meeting.
John Burnside's Millions—A Home
sick Purloiner ot Cash—Shooting a
Man for Stealing Melons Pronounced
Justlliable—The Cherokee Indians.
[Special Telegram to The News.1
New Orleans, July 20.—Another claimant to the
Burnside estate has appeared, Robert Burnside,
of Philadelphia, claiming to bo a nephew of the
dead millionaire. His first intervention in the suc-
cession is his claipi'-ng to be heir-at-law, and as
such entitled to inherit so much of the estate as
was not disposed of by will, which he avers con-
sists of all property acquired since the date of the
will in 1857, and also the legacies which amount in
value to several millions. The claimant asks
among other things, that an inventory of the prop-
erty be furnished by Oliver Beirne, universal
legatee. After argument to-day before Judge
Lazarus, the petition for inventory was granted.
Among the assets of the estate are nearly three
millions in cash. New York Central Railroad stocks
and Government bonds. All legacies have already
been paid and no debts are outstanding.
Charles Caspery, who stole $350 from his uncle in
St. Louis on Saturday last, surrendered himself to
the police. He arrived in the city by yesterday
morning's train, and being unable to procure pass-
age to Germany got homesick and gave himself up
to the first officer he met. He had $'260 of the
stolen money on h im.
Track-laying is now progressing on the New Or-
leans Pacific Railroad at the rate of two miles
day. President Wheelock thinks the line will be
completed to Shreveport by October,
John Dennis, the gardener who recently shot and
killed a man who was stealing melons, was exam-
ined on a charge of manslaughter. The Recorder
held that the homicide was justifiable, and the
prisoner was discharged.
The Custom-house receipts show an increase of
over $100,000 over last year for the twenty days in
July. Tee increase is principally due to heavy im-
ports of railroad and scrap iron.
City Administrator Guillotte to-day requested
the City Council to associate a commission of citi-
zens with him iu the management of the City In-
sane Asylum. The universal opinion is that a
change of some kind is necessary, and the appoint-
meut of the proposed commission will meet with
A special to the Democrat from Chattanooga
says the Government has arranged with the Cin-
cinnati Southern and other lines to transport 2305
Cherokee Indians from North Carolina to the reser-
vation in the Indian Territory, and they will be
sent forward as rapidly a3 squads of 100 or more
can be organized. One hundred and twenty-five
are now en route, and before many months the last
remnant of the tribe east of the Mississippi will
have disappeared. _
BIDS FOB, BORROWING CASH.
Paris, Jnly 30.—A dispatch from Tunis savs: Tho
Boers troops are deserting him by tho hundreds.
The acqueduct will be fnifrrted by a French rest
ment, as attempts haw alreadv been made to de-
A dispatch from Tunis to the Temps says: A
number of intorior tribes have joined the rebellion.
The Tripolitan tribes, which annually migrate to
Tunis at this tlms of tho year, h ivq Joined the in-
surgents and rnlded within t« enty miles of the
Tunis, July 20.—Complaints arc continually made
of further Arab attacks m all directlQus close to
Tunis, and the Bey injends sending native troops to
the interior, but many of his soldiers are deserting.
A Home Rule Member on the Immigra-
London, July £0.—Mr. O'DonnelL, home rule
m-mber of Parliao*cnt for Dungarvcm, writes to
tlie Times, claiming that the government have vir-
tually abandoned the emigration eiagse of the
Land bill by inserting a provision limning the ex-
penditure to£200,000, to be ^prwad over a period of
three years. But for this concession, he says, the
government oould only have passed the clause
affer expelling all home rulo members. As the
clause now stands the home rule memfoers regard
it as a complete fiasco.
Bradlau&ti Won't Rrln™; a Crowd, l>n#
Can't Keep Them Away.
London, July 20—Mr. Bradlau«jh has had an in-
terview with the insp««otor oi police at the House of
Commons and informed him that he does not in-
tend to bring: a mob to Westminster on tne 3d of
August, when he will present himself at the table
of the House, claiming .his parliamentary rights,
but he says he can not prevent a crowd gathering.
The police will exclude the public from the palace
yard on that day.
A Prearranged Affair.
London, July 20.—The Times prints "with a
prominence which indicate^ its authoritative
source a letter signed "A Resident iu Rome," as
follows: I have su2*cieut grounds for bcifceving
that, had all gone quietly, tbe Pope would have
taken the occasion he desires for terminating his
imprisonment, aud thfct the torch-bearing proces-
sion was organised by the old zealots in a distinct
opposition to the representations of the Car Jinni
Yicar in the hope of provoking what in fact hap-
pened. an 1 so effeetu illy^preventing the Pope from
passing the doors of the Vatican."
The " oi'3Iofiammcdaiii<$i£i.
Paris, July 20.—An Oran correspondence of th«
Temps says in connection with the trouble- ia
Algeria that letters were sent from Meecn, iu 1880,
to all Mohammedan countries, vigorously appeal-
ing to the sentiment of brotherhood uniting all
Mussulmans, declaring that the Islam was threat-
pne i with complete destruction; that; England was
mistress of India. Franoe ot" Algerlu, and Russia of
Turkistan, and therefore it behove Mohammedans
to awake and every whore throw off the Christian
A Land ££!!! Amendment.
London. July &0.—In the House of Commons last
r ight, in committee on the Land bill, ti»e amend-
ment of Right Hon. Hugh L>-w. Attorney-General
far Ireland, enabling the Laad Cou;;t to qur-sh ail
concluded since 1810. which it fl ds to con-
tain unfair terms and to have been forced on th»
tenant by threat of eviction, or by undue influence,
was carried by a vote of 301 to li>9.
The new clause of the Land bill, of which Mr.
Forster gave notice to-day and^which is intended
to provide for tlie allotment of hma to and bui! 1-
ing of cottages for agricultural lab ;rers. was read
the second time and the House then adjourned.
A British Growi.
that the corre-
to Tripoli will be published before the close or Par-
liament, showing that England informed Franco
that Tripoli being Turkish territory, a* d an at-
tempt to repeat th > Tunis proceedings chore would
raise the whole questions of European guarantee
to the Ottoman Empire.
London, July 20.—The bark T. S. B., from Gal-
veston for Havre, has arrived at Plymouth, with
loss of sails and t'oretopmast-head. Tho sttanier
Sirocco at Hamburg from New Orleans, collided
with the steamer Suevia, and tlie rigging, boats,
bridge and upper works were damaged consider*
ably. The Suevia received bat slight injury.
Congress of* Nihilists.
London. July 20.—a Berlin dispatch to the St.
James Gazette this evening says: The Nihilists are
holding a congress in St. Petersburg under ;ho
very eyes of the government, which, although
fully warned of the fact, are unable to discover
the place of meeting.
More Turkish Troops for Tunis.
Constantinople. July 20.—In spite of the prom-
ise of the Porte to the French Charg9 d*Affaires to
cease sending troops to Tunis, the Sultan has or-
dered the dispatch of a further contingent.
London, July 20.—If is expected
sponoence between England and France in
Excursion to Pearsall and Successful
Sale of Lota—The New Station Opened,
[Special Telegram to The Newa.1
Saw Antonio, July 20.—To-day witnessed the in-
auguration of a new era for Western Texas. The
excursion to Pearsall, the first excursion west of
San Antonio on the International and Great North
em Kailroad, left at T a. m., consisting of three
coaches and about 550 passengers, among whom
were many prominent citizens of Saa Antonio and
several from other parts of the State. A three
hours run brought them to their destination, fifty-
two miles west of San Antonio, and situated exactly
on the geographical center of Frio county. The
town gito is situated on the east sida of the rail'
End or the Convict-Farm Murder
Case—Arrested for Theft—Killed by
[Special Telegram to The News.1
Cameron, July 20.—The examining trial of John
King, proprietor of the Milam county convict farm,
accused of murder, which has occupied the time
of the court for a week, and in the course of which
many witnesses, including several medical experts,
were examined, came to a close to-day. The coun-
sel for the defense submitted the case without ar-
gument. Justice Nabours discharged the defend-
ant, st iting tBat the evidence was insufficient to
Two men named Taylor, accused of cattle steal-
ing, were arresred yesterday and lodged in jail.
George Roder was shot and killed by unknown
parties at t he line of Milam and Bell counties.
Injured by a Runaway Team—The
East Texas Road.
[Special Telegram to The News.l
Marshall. July 20.—A team with wagon belong-
ing to Mrs. Dyke ran away to-day, throwing the
drivet, a colored man named Solomon, from the
wagon, and either in falling and hangiug by a
spike or by the wheels passing over his body, he
was badly lacerated, splitting the scrotum in a
fearful manner. His wounds were dressed by Drs.
Pope and Adkins, and the patient was carried
A letter from Judge Crosby, now in New York,
to G. L. Hill, agent of the East Texas Kailroad
Company here, says the directors have issued an
order for a survey "to be made to Marshall. Judge
Crosby will bo here shortly, when arrangements
be made with our people for the road to come
to this place.
Tlie Governor's Actloa Condemned—
Another Railroad Project—Rain.
[Special Telegram to The News.1
Bryax, July 20.—The action of Governor Roberts,
regarding the thanksgiving proclamation, is gen-
erally condemned. One jocose individual declared
that the alcalde had never been converted, and that
he was not disposed by nature to suggest anything
like the thanksgiving. He aided that there ought
to be a prayer meeting at Huutsville and Rusk for
the benefit of the Governor.
■\Ve have some railroad excitement. A meeting
was held in Huntsville yesterday, in the Interest of
the project from Memphis westward by Huntsville,
Bryan, and on to the International at Rockdale.
It has rained in some portions of the county re-
New St. Louis and New Orleans Short
[Special Telegram to The News.1
Palestine, July 20.—Captain Hayes, President
of the International, informs your correspondent
that tbe Iron Mountain surveyors are now running
Iiues for a new route to New Orleans, to commence
at Knobel, on the Iron Mountain, and run south
through Arkansas via Malison and the Marvel
crossing of the Arkansas River, a little above its
mouth, then nearly straight to the State line.
Meantime the New Orleans Pacific runs a Una to
meet this, starting from Alexandria on Red River
via Ouachita to tho Louisiaua line. A preliminary
line has also been located from Alexandria duo
north to Pine Biufif, in Arkansas. This will be the
short line from St. Louis to New Orleans, and will
run through tlie richest and most fertile counties
of Eastern Arkansas.
Unsuccessful Attempt of Prisoners to
[Special Telr-grain to Tlie News.l
Milano, July 20.—Two young men named Taylor
were arrested near hero by Constab'.e U. C. Bron-
sou and posse, charged with cattle-lifting. The
accused parties bad no idea the officers were after
them until their bridls reins ware seized, they be- | figure.
The State of Arkansas in the Money
Market — Successful Placing of a
[Special Telegram to The News.1
Little Rock, Ark., July 20.—The Board of
Finance opened bids for supplying the State with
money to pay expenses during the current year at
12 o'clock to-day. The amount of the loan desired
was 8123,000 for a period of twelve months. There
were six bidders: Matthews & Whitaker, of St.
Louis; Nelson & Noel, of St. Louis; Fletcher &
Holtz, of New York; Martin & Thompson, Parker
& Worthen, and the Merchants National Bank of
Little Rock. All of the bids, with the exception of
the first-mentioned, were for 6 per cent. The con-
tract was awarded to Matthews & Whitaker at 5
per cent., being 1 per cent, less than was paid the
same firm for the $200,000 borrowed in 1880. The
State pays in interest $6250 for the $125,000 bor-
EXTRA NIGHT REPORT.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAMS to THE GALVESTON NEWS.1
New York St^ck Market.
New York, July 20.—Tlie stock market was
irregular at the opening and continued unsettled
in the earlv dealings, but at the first board prices ad-
vanced tol>4 per cent.—Union Pacific and Michi-
gan Central leading therein. Toward noon, how-
ever. speculation became weak, and under free
sales a decline of M to IU per cent, took place, the
latter in Northern Pacific preferred and Chicago,
Burlington and Quincy; Coal stocks. Granger
properties and Pacific Itailroad leading the down-
During the afternoon there were some heavy
coverings of short contracts, which gave a firm
tone to speculation and caused an advance up to
close of business, when prices showed an advance
of to "Yi per cent., Chicago, Burlington and
ulncy, Northwestern.Nonhern Pacific (preferred),
_ nion Pacific. Delaware, Lackawanna and Western,
New Jersey Central, Denver and Rio Grande and
Lake Erie and Western being the rnos^ prominent
therein. Sales aggregated 453,939 shares.
The Laud Commission.
London, July 20.—The House went into commit
tee of tile whole on the Land bill this afternoon.
On reaching clause 34, for the appointment of tho
commission, Mr. Gladstone said that the two law
commissioners were appointed only for seven
years, in order that parliament might have an op-
portunity to review the constitution of the commis-
The arrangement, as far as tbe present session
was «,onoerned, he said, was purely provisional,
and that It was Impossible to estimate what the
commission would nave to do. The government
intend, instead of the sum of £1,100,000 asked for
in the Public Works Loan bill, to take £2,000,000
for tlie consolidated fund, and about £10,000,0)0 of
He said it might probably be made within six
years. Clause thirty-four, appointing the com-
missioners under the Land bill, was adopted. Tbe
postponed clause was afterward finished, and con-
sideration of new clauses begun. Mr. Fomer gave
notice tt.at he intends to offer a now clause alter
clause eighteen, dealing with the small holdings of
London, July 20.—In the House of Commons to-
day Sir Chas. Dilke, Under Foreign Secretary, re-
plying to an inquiry whether England admitted the
principle of specific duty claimed by la Republique
Fraucaise, said that England never objected on
principle to specific duties, but held that regarding
cotton and woolen goods it would be diflleult,if not
impossible, to fiud specific duties which would be
equivalent to the ad valorem.
Sentenced for Inciting to Murder.
London, July 20.—Mr. Gordon, convicted of hav-
ing, after his arrest under the Coercion act, incited
a crowd to murder, has been sentenced to one
A Bryan .Han Jailed at Shreveport.
Shrkvrport, La.. July 90.—A white man named
Jamas a. Laugheydge, of Bryan, Texas, was jailed
hare to-night tor shooting and killing a colored
woman named Cathreu* Grimes, near Longwood,
in this parish. He claims to have done the shoot-
ing in salt-defense.
Cotton TOills Burned.
Philadelphia, July 20.—at half-past 8 o'clock
to-night a fire broke out iu ?he drying room of the
Pequia Cotton Mills, eight in number, cover-
ing about three acres and occupying nearly three
squares of territory.
Yt»r nearly three hours the fire burned stub-
bornly, meanwhile destroying two mills and tbe
buildings devoted to drying. The loss on tlij
burued buildings, with stock and machinery d«^
stroyed, is estimated between $100,000 and $150,0<X^
covered bj insurance awvuauag to tha latte*
CRI21ES AX1> CASUALTIES.
Louisville, Ky., July 20.—A special dispatch
from Mavsville to the Courier Journal rays; The
Big Sandy Railroad Company, now constructing
their line through Carter county, are having
trouble with an organization known as the Natives.
The contractors and their operatives have been
threatiiened for some time past, and last week one of
the men was robbed and afterward shot to prevent
his appearing as a witness against his a*»->ailants.
On Monday an attempt was made on Sinking Creek
to wreck a construction train, and the men building
bridges were driven from their work. The county
authorities seem powerless to restrain these out-
rages. and the State is" asked to remedy them. The
road is rapidly approaching completion and cars
would b^ running through from the Ohio River in a
few weeks if the builders were allowed to go on
with work peaceably.
Killed II:s Paramour.
Richmond, Va., July 20.—At an early hour this
morning Madison Tavlor, a colored stevedore,
stabbed to death a colored woman named Violet
Missions, with whom he had been cohabiting. Tay-
lor, who had become jealous of attentions to the
woman of another negro, had left her some time
ago, but not satisfied with this he resolved upon
something desperate in the way or' revenge. After
prowling about the neighborhood of the woman's
house nearly all last nitcnt he met her this morn-
ing as she came out and charged her with unfaith-
fulness to him. This the woman denied and tried
to pass him, when Taylor, with a large knife,
stapped her in the breast, causing her death iu
about three minutes. The murderer escaped, aud
lias not yet been captured.
Tlie Government Aroused.
Washington, July 20.—In reply to a telegram re-
ceived to-day announcing the killing of Deputy
Collector F. L. Bray ton, at Central, S. U., Commis-
sioner Raum telegraphed to Collector E. M. Bray-
ton, at Columbus, S. C., as follows:
I deeply deplore the assassination of Deputy Col-
lector Brayton. I have instructed Deputy Marshal
Kennedy to call upon all deputy collectors for as-
sistance to arrest McDow and hts confederates.
Arrange for furnishrng a strong posse, well armed,
immediately. The Attorney-General has instructed
Deputy Marshal Kennedy.
Murdered by Illicit Distillers.
Charleston, July £0.—A special to tho News an<l
Courier from Central, in Pickens county, says:
Thomas L. Bayton, United States Deputy Collector
of Internal Revenue at that place, was murderfed
this morning by illicit distillers.
Markets by Xelesrapn.
New York, July 20.—Hides quiet and steady;
unchanged. Cotton-seed oil 40(<£43c.
St Louis, Jul v 20.—Hogs active; light grades bet-
ter: Yorkers, $6 20@S 30: packing, «6 30; choice
to fancy heavy, 35^0 50 Receoits 5500; ship-
ments, 4800. Cattle—receipts, 2700; shipments. 600;
natives in fair supply, but slow: Te".~iis steady;
heavy shipping steers. So 50^ 6 00; light, $5 0u(7i.'i 51);
native butchers' steers, S3 75®4 25; cows and heif-
ers, $2 75<&4 00: good to ch-.ice grass Texans,
$2 75<S-3 To; common §200(g,2 50. Sheep—receipts,
700; shipments, 130; stock scarce, and market
firm; muttons, $3 50<&4 50; extra,34 75.
Chicago, July 20.-^Tlie Drovers" Journal reports:
Hogs receipts, 20,000; shipments. 2600; markot
steady; common to fair mixed packing, 00<&
G S3- good to choice shipping. 50<£B 7j; light
bacon. §6 40@6 45. Cattle—receipts. 4300: sbh>-
ments, 1700; market firm; exixirts gb 10<Q6 25;
common to choice shipping |4 90a(i 00. bheep
—receipts 210; prices lower; qommon to fair year-
lings, $3 80fe4 2a; good t.. choice. G0<5£ 25.
Texas as a IVool-tirowins; and Stock-
The following is an extract from a letter re-
ceived by The News from a long-time sub-
scriber. The letter is dated Brackett, Kinney
county, July 15-
I am now a wool-grower. I like my now oc-
cupation; I regm d it a healthy and indepen-
dent one; in fact, you are not dependent upon,
any man; no failure ill crops, no cotton-worm,
and, lastly, no elections to engage the minds
and time of the sheep. The ileec© is worth
IS to 30 cents, and tlie flocks eat up the
grass and weeds, instead of having to plow
and hoe them up. as the farmers do in raising
cotton. I regard the wool-growing interest as
being in its infancy in tliis country. 1 believe
when Gould's great western railway system is
completed that will open up this western coun-
try that thousands of immigrants will pour
into it and engage in stock and sheep raising.
When the question of water is settled by
boring artesian wells all through the dry belt,
millions of hcrses, cattle, sheep and goats will
roam over this now bread expense, and will
add to the happiness of tho noble people who
wiii settle here, and to the material wealth of
the whole qonntry. j. a. k.
July 20, 1881.
Texas as a Cotton State.
The great State of Texas stands third in tho
list of total production, while first in popula-
tion among the cotton States proper, but ninth
ju yield per acre—37-100 of a bale. This latter
fact mav surprise some parsons, but it is ia
part accounted foy as an accideoit of tho soasofi,
the year of 1879 having been an unusually dry
one," and therefore especially unfavorable to a
country in which so laxg« a proportion of the
staple is grown on the upland soil. Among
these, the boavy black prairie soils,
so highly productive in favorable seasons,
are notoriously the first to suffer from
drouth. In ordinary seasons the average yield
in Texas would approach that of Mississippi or
South Carolina, the returns show that o2 per
cent of the cotton product of Texas is grown
in the northeastern portion of the State—north
of the thirty-seoond parallel and east ot tha
ninety-eighth meridian, and that within this
region the production is highest in tho counties
adjoining lied river, the product averaging
10 100 of a bale 'oer acre. Southward of th®
thirty-second parallel the average yield is
34-100 per acre. The coast counties produce
but litSe cotton. Inland, between Red l iver
and San Autonio, about ^ par cent of tha
total product is grown on bl<tck prairie and,
the average product per acre on sue and
being in isfo S4rl00 of a bale per aL,re. Within
tho Est decade the region of cotton produc-
tion has extended seventy-five miles west-
The surviving Jews of Kieff wilR» glad to
know that their friends and relations who
were massacred wero massacred through a
provoking typographical inadvertency. In all
the official decrees the people are summoned to
assist in putting down tho " kramolnikl"
(robel^). Thfe word tho lower clashes con-
founded with the current term of " fcramor-
niki" (poddlors in tho sc.ith of Russia, chiefly
Jews), and imagined themselves to be render-
ing the government excellent service in Tnnsuft*
creing the Jews. I.Aftermath.
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