The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 279, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 11, 1882 Page: 1 of 4
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And W holesale Dealers in
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes,
HATS AND NOTIONS
Offick of Publication : Nos. 113 and 115 Market Street, Galveston, Texas. Entered at the Postoffice at Galveston as Second-Class Matter.
GALVESTON, TEXAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1882-PRICE 5 CENTS.
VOL. XL-NO. 279.
Special attention is called to my Superior
^ PANEL, CABINET and other size PHOTO-
^ GRAPHS. Enlarging Pictures and Fin-
isliing; in AV ater Colors,India or Crayon
a specialty. An elegant assortment of
- Engravings, Frames, Easles and otlier
Novelties in stock and selling at less fig-
ures tlian they can be "bought elsewhere.
TREMONT 0 PERA-HOUSE
L. B. SPENCER, I-e.see and Manager.
LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE
GRAND MATINEE TO-DAY AT 2 P. M.
THE VOKES IN
BELLES OF THE KITCHEN.
this (saturday) evening:
Last Appearance of the Yokes in their great
FUN IN A FOG.
COMING—Feb. 1 ;7Ts.—The ttOLDENS,
With their Superb Silver Band and Orchestra.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19.
The Original World Company
Box Office open Monday, 13.
j^ECOND GRAND MASUITERADE
BALL OF THE
Galveston Socialer Tumverein,
Saturday, February 11, 1882.
WM. OLDENBURG, President,
P. TIELING, Secretary.
WANTED—WOMAN TO OOOK, WASH AND
iron for a a mall family; wages $20 per month.
Northeast ooraer L and 34th.
WANTEB-a' SETTLED WOMAN to do the
work of a family of three. Apply south side
Postoffice, first bouat west Twelfth.
MI SEIM OF ANTIUQITY, the fastest
selling book of tlii- A lew trood canvass-
ers wanted. Call, after 4 p. m.. at 412 E. Winnie.
WANTED-A WOMAN TO COOK AND DO
housework. References required. Apply to
MRS. M. C. WICKS, one door east of corner Ave-
nue I and Nineteenth srre<*.
WANTED—8% V K It A L A I* P H E N-
doe*. Apply at Mrs. Dixon's, Market street,
ANTED AS AGENT FOR DOMESTIC
Fashions in every town. Address
O. L GttER, 189 Canal St., New Orleans, La.
WANTED-A situation by a young: man, in a
dry goods store; six years experience. Best
reference given. Address Henry, BoxU, Belton.Tex.
THEUNOEltSIGNEU <a young German,
28 years of age) de-ires a situation as book-
keeper or correspondent in the German language,
in a sound place in the south of the United States.
Address. F. A. SCHMADECKE,
care of Joh Achplis & Sohne, Bremen, Germany.
will be opened on
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday,
bth, 10th and 11th.
Reception on Friday.
MATZOS—ORDERS TAKEN FOR MATZOS
by M. MANSBERG and A. DREYFUS, 177
HE GALVESTON HOMINf MILL MAKES
the best Hominy, Grits, Cream Meal, Cracked
Corn, Bolted and Unbelted Meal that comes to this
market. Always fresh. Satisfaction guaranteed.
All orders promptly fliled. Mills: Ave A and 12th;
office corner 24th and Mechanic.
P. HALL, M. D.,
OCULIST AND AURI3T,
No. 115J4 Market street, next door to News Office,
p01.\DEXTEil & PADELFOUU,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Refer to Leon & H. Blum.
fe. D. Tarltox. Geo. I. Jordon. G. D. Tarlton.
IJ1ABLTON, JORDON & TARLTON,
Land Lawyers, Real Estate Agents, Conveyancers,
and Abstractors of Titles as of Record at Austin.
UME &. SHEPARO.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Collections promptly made.
Dhas. L Evans. John W. Hampton.
j^yans a hampton,
LAWYERS AND LAND AGENTS,
Old NEWSPAPERS IN PACKAGES
of One Hundred, at 25 cents. Call at News
Houuse Furnishing: Goods.
Just RECEIVED-valrntljfks and
birthday CARDS, by N. S. SaBKLL. the
pnly practical Special PICTURE FRAME MANU-
FACTURER; makes Window Cornices to order,
and put up at 8uc. complete; and also makes a
specialty in Window Shades—171 Tremont street.
QAA HEATING STOVES tor salt* at cost.
OUv Send your orders at once be ©re the as-
sortment is broken. M. P. HEN NESS Y.
Stoves—sto iTES—We are selling Cooking
Stoves at from $6 50 to $45. A good N o. 7 Cook
Stove for 812. Also a full line of House-Furnishing
Goods. Tinware, etc.. which we will sell cheap.
D. A. KEARNEY, opposite Tremont House.
KAUFFMAN, CORNER CENTER AND
• Church, buys and sells second-hand and new
ure. Upholstering and repairing at low rates.
Railroad bridge molts, car
BOLTS AND W HART BOLTS,
At very low prices.
West Strand Iron Works,
BLESSING, the Photographer, 170 Tremont,
makes negatives instantaneously, therefore ex-
quisite portraits, the best expression. Frames cheap
Regular a*d fail supply at
lowest ptica. *
E. PYE, Agent.
YL. IflVKJNIER, WHOLESALE DEALER
• in IRESH FISH and OYSTERS.
Central Wharf. Galveston.
B. MARS AN—WHOLESALE DEALER IN
fresh FISH and oysters,
solicits orders from the country.
4i1 A WEEtl- ~
W. C. BURCH, 269 Market street, sells tne
N w Ail ERIC AN Swing Machine. No. 7. Ju.t
out. No cogs; mo cams. Has a novel stitch regu;
lator, and the hig iest arm of any. You should
see one before buying.
fllHE REST OF ALL—
ffTHK Latest Improved While Sewing Machine,
A from $40 to $60; the Latent Improved Stewart
Singer at $80 oash, by C. EMES, Tailor. Ill p. o. sr..
ISLAND CITY HISIJVEKS COLLE<»E,
Mason's Corner. Business office, 173 Marker. P.O.
box 512. Write lor catalogue. Joss<£ Benish. Propr's
Auction and Commission.
CRAFT Sc STACY, PROPRIETORS OF THE
Star Auction House, No. 510 Main street (old
Herald Building', Dallas. Texas, solicit consign-
ments of all kinds of merchandise and count* y
produce, and guarantee quick sales and satisfaction
iu every respect.
Dry Goods and Millinery.
\tew millinery every steam-
XI ER—Zephyrs. Crewels, Applique. Houiton
Laces. Embroidery Materials-, Stamping. Pinking,
Human Hair, etc. MRS. S. DIXON*.
1.1EATHFR Duster-, Cloth and Hair Brushes.
Just received—A large assortment of Toys,
Wjllow-ware, Parlor Ornaments, Book Shelves,
Zephyrs and Germantown Yarns. Looking-giass-s
refitted, Shades, Cornices and Picture Frames made
to order, at I. C. LEVY'S, Market, bet. 21st and 22d
VALENTINES AND BIRTH-DAY CARDS,
Just received by N. S. S A BELL. Manufae ur r
of PICTURE FRAMES and WINDOW CORNICES;
made to order at K0c. and put up; and W IN DOW
SHADES of all descriptions—all Very Cheap, at
171 Tremont sirecL. "
KedectioN —wE HAVE A LARGESTOCK
of Guu- and Sporting u-ood< on hand, ; nd
riot wishing to cax/y them through tne dull
months we will make a large discount on t>ur-
ctiuses. Get our prices before buying elsewhere.
V*~- J HI''. } - is tfc I '< >.
vf ai etmoore, fashionable dress-
aTr.maker, corner Center and Winnie sts. Prompt
aiten ion given to oniers from the interior.
Teas, Cotiee, Groceries, £tc.
p LANT'S FLOl It—
BABBIT S SOAP, Etc.
IC8 Market, between 21st and 22d streets.
Ijm>r S A l E—COTTAGE WITH 1& LOT, NEXT
to southwest crner 39:h and Avenue H. $1200;
three lots corner Winnie and 9th -ts., four cottages
on corner lot, as a whole or part. Fiue building
lots corner Mechanic and9th. H. M. TRUEHEART
& CO.. Real Estate Agents, Strand.
IilOR SALE OR EXCHANGE
. for Unimproved Land.
TWO TWO-STORY BRICK STORES,
in one of the best railroad towns in Texas. Month-
ly rent, §100. Titles perfect. For further particu-
lars. address BOX C, care Galveston News.
VALI AULE Hotel Property in Austin for
V sale—3-story rock building, 25 rooms; double
rock house, 4 rooms; all newly furnished; ^ block
from the Avenue, in cen-er of oitv. Apply to
LAWRENCE & EDWARDS, Austin.
FOR SALE-IMPROVED FARM. IN ROB1N-
son county, containing 114 acres, about, four
miles north of Calvert, on Walnut creek: 3200 acres
of timbered land, in Harris county; 1476 acres of
land in Haskell. Apply to JOHN KENNEDY,
Real Estate Broker. Houston, Texas.
HOLT A WISE,
Surveyors and Laud Agents,
ABILENE, TAYLOR COUNTY, TEXAS.
Control ranches and farming lands in Taylor
Jones, Fisher, Haskell, Runnels and surrounding
counties. Buy and sell Sheep on com mission.
James m. robertson,
REAL ESTATE AGENT,
SURVEYOR AND CONVEYANCER,
Meridian, Bosque County, Texas.
Building lots of small and large
dimensions, east and west; some with cottages
thereon For sale or lease. sam ma as.
iolts sc donnan,
EXCHANGE DEALERS AND GEN'L AGENTS
Special attention given to the LAND BUSINESS
m all its branches. Straight and alternate Land
Certificates for sale. Collections solicited.
I'GGIES AND CARRIAGES.
30 NEW BUGGIES, FAMILY CARRIAGES AND
OTHER VEHICLES AT LOW FIGURES.
Warehouse, corner 19th and Strand. Office, cor-
ner 19th and Mechanic. WM. ZUBER.
jMFTY ALTERNATE LAND CER-
tificates, Railroad 640s, la e issues, for sale by
A. J. WALKER. Strand and 22d.
For sale-a brickyard on the gal-
veston, Houston and Henderson Railroad.
Address S. d. MOORE, Houston, Texas.
For sale—in store and to arrive—
10,000 bbis. Ro-endale and Portland Cement.
50,000 Firebricks, Piaster, Laths. Drain Pipe, Stone-
ware, Marble Dust,White Sand.Cedar Bayou Bricks.
Full stock of all kinds of building materials.
geo. H. HENCHMAN, Importer and Dealer.
IjlOR SALE—10.000 FLOWER POTS, 1000 Feet
drain-pip.-, 20,000 fire-brick, fire-clay, and all
kinds of etoneware, cement-pip^, Portland and
Rosendale cement, lime, lath.s hair, plaster, etc
Prices low. W H. POLLARD & CO., Agents for
Wright's Brick. Mechanic, bet. 25th and 26th sts.
I.IOR SALE—THOROUGHBRED FOWLS AND
Eggs: young male birds, S3 to $10 each; five
dozen nice grade acclimated laying hens and pul-
lets, ls80 and 1881 hatch. Send t"..r circular and
price list. MADALEINE PLACE,
VALENTINES-FOR THE TRADE IN LOTS
of §2 50, $3, $5, ^10. My Cameo Valentines are
the handsomest out. Send for catalogue.
J. E. MASON.
IN ORDER TO REDUCE STOCK, of uu
burners we offer No. 0 90c. dozen, No. 1 95c. dozen
and No. 2 $1 40 dozen. LABADIE.
\tOTARY SEA LS, STENCIL PLATES,
Xl rubber STaMPS, Etc. FRED a. SMITH,
114 Tremont street.
OR SALE-A NEW, LARGE HERRING'S
safe, with burglar proof chest.
IRVINE & BEISSNER
Rakes, shovels, hoes, spades,
LANTERNS, HINGES, AXES, HATCHETS,
FOR SALE-ONE SCHOON ER - RIG GED
Ligher.capacity28,000 to 30,000 feet lumber on 5
feet draught of water. For particulars apply to
H. PFEIFFER, Pensacola.
Buggies and phaetons—assort-
rnent of all styles for sale cheap. Warranted
as represented. LEVY BROS. & OWENS. "
WITHIN THE REACH OF ALL-one
Dollar for six months. Delay not. Keep
posted as to the markets. Full and accurate re-
ports in each issue of the Weekly News.
rrWO-story house FOR RENT, ICth
JL and H. Apply to
SONNENTHEIL & LION.
I^OR RENT—RAISED COTTAGE, NORTH-
west corner of Market and Tenth street-; two-
story residence, Broadway, bet. 34th and 35th sts.
G. A. MEYER
tr*OR RENT—FOR MARDI-GRAS—Beds, Cots
Mattresses. H. KAUFMAN,
Corner Center and Church sts.
1j»E HIS N't' TWO-THIRDS SECOND FLOOR
jind eutire third floor of store occupied by Pa-
cific Express Company. C. L BEISSNER. Jr.
Rooms and Board.
EM>R RENT —ONE PARLOR AND BE1>
room, neatly furnished.
59 Winnie, between 26th and 27th.
Furnished room—Quiet location, new
house on 17th, between Market and Mechanic.
middle of blook, east side.
a COUPLE WITHOUT CHILDREN
XV can obialn a nice, well-furnished south room
and board in a private family, without children, in
a central and pleasant locality, by applying to B,
B- 'X 614, P. O. References exchanged.
IpOR RENT—A NICELY FURNISHED BEP-
rooin, for gentleman only. No. U6 Avenue H,
between 26th and 27th streets.
Fl kn ished rooms to rent, with
or without board. 51 Winnie street, corner 24th
>APER FOR SHELVES AND HOUSE-
hold purposes, for sale cheap,
at the News Counting-room.
Gents' Furnishing Goods.
Bargains, bargains—Am closing out
en tiro stock Clothing, Gents Fur'g Goods, Etc.,
at great saeriflce. J. Grossmayer. 171 Market st.
PERSONAL — IF JOSEPH CABROLL, OF
Terre Haute, Ind., will call at this office, he will
learn something to his advantage.
5c- YOR3C. CIGARS
UU.uUv are offered to the trade at S2 50(2*1 00
A. W. SAMUELS,
Wholesale and Retail Tobacconist, cor. Strand and
Sid; Branch, Tremont street, under Opera-hous©
SEND ORDERS FOR PAPEB BAGS
R. II. FOOliD, Sup't,
t-w wanted—fifty girls and boys.
steady employment offered.
7 ' fl
SIX FOS $9 00,
Made to order. The best Shirt in the United
States for the money.
ALL THE LATEST STYLES
Of HATS, NECKWEAR, HANDKERCHIEFS, etc.
1000 Pairs MEN'S AND BOYS' SHOES; 1000 Pairs
at lusr and less than COST, which will be soiu 10
make room f^r Spring Goods.
Country orders solicited and promptly attended to
J -A.KE WEXK'S,
165 MARKET STREET.
Til R Trv ie
ED. H. CALLAWAY, Manager.
171 Strand, GALVESTON.
Orders Cor Cotton Futures, New York
or New Orleans delivery, promptly ex-
ecuted iu lot* of froiik lO to lOOO bales.
Also orders lor Grain and Provision
Future*, Chicago delivery.
Full inarxeL reports furnished customers daily.
111U>. H. CALLAWAY,
A QUANTITY OF GOOD
Apply to R. P. SARGENT,
03 Mechanic street.
Instead of sending armies to the frontier and
secret spies to St. Petersburg to watch the
movements of the Russian government, the
press is ordered to turn its attention to the at-
titude of Czarinianism in the Balkan States.
The Kaiser may now sleep in peace. What
the tohemian can not lind out need never dis-
turb his repose.
This Powder never varies. A marvel of purity,
strength and wholesomeness. More economical
than the ordinary kinds. Sold only in cans.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO.. 106 Wall St.. N. Y.
Cor. Market and Tremont Streets,
IS CLOSING CUT THE BALANCE OF HIS WIN-
TER STOCK OF
Underwear at and Below Cost.
Keep's Celebrated Dress Shirts,
1 six fob $9,
.YL^VryK TO ORDER
Country Order* Solicited.
MARKET AND TREMONT STS,
LEVY £ WEIS
THEIR MAMMOTH STOCK OF
THE POPULAR CLOTHIERS.
yyE REG TO INFORM OUR FRIENDS
and patrons that our books were saved from the
late fire which destroyed our building. Our busi-
ness will be continued without any interruption.
W. L. MOODY & CO.
OFFICE, HENDLEY BUILDING.
Another Western ' editor is in favor. Wil-
liam H. Stapleton, of the Denver (CoL) News,
is to be private secretary to Postmaster-Gen-
Only Sll outrages were reported in Ireland
for the month of January. That exceeds the
palmiest days of Southern reconstruction and
the reign of the "bloody shirt."
The news comes from Rome that the pope
is about to send a papal delegate to the Wash-
ington government, and that Bishop Fitzger-
ald, of Little Rock, will probably be the dele-
Neal and Craft, the two brutal murderers
of the Gibbons family, in Kentucky, three or
four weeks ago, have been tried, found guilty
and sentenced to hang on the 14th of April
Mayor Harrison, of Chicago, declares that
gambling can not be suppressed in that city.
Nor can it in any city with 20,000 inhabitants.
All that can be accomplished is to make it
hide and keep quiet.
The danger of a money panic in Paris is not
yet passed. There are numerous defaults and
failures almost daily, and there is practically
no business outside of the bourse. Feverish
Senator Morkii^i, proclaims war on all
tariff measures but his own offspring—the
revision commission—and say3 with that he
will go to battle and antagonize all other
forms until the question is disposed of.
Secretary Foloer is causing consternation
among the treasury employes. His invita-
tions for resignations are frequent, and light
in places least expected. The indications are
that he intends to make a clean sweep.
Senator Edmunds will call up the Judiciary
Committee's bill regarding polygamy on Tues-
day next, and press it to early action. The
indications are that legislation on the sub-
ject by this Congress will go to the extent of
disqualifying polygamists from holding Fed-
eral office, and not much further. If the Mor-
mons are as eager for office as the men and
women of other sects are, the disqualification
will put an end to professional polygamy.
Archbishop Purcell is reported preca-
riously ill, and bis health rapidly declining.
He is at the Ursuline Convent, Brown county,
Ohio. Poor old man ! The loss of $4,000,000
is enough to make hrm sick unto death.
Austria is having a lively time in subduing,
protecting and governing her new provinces,
Bosnia and Herzegovina, recently wrested
from Turkey. The' insurrection is general,
and the resistance to Austrian rule stubborn
Wisconsin* is trying to restore the death
penalty which she abolished over twenty-five
years ago. Her legislature is now considering
a bill allowing the jury to fix the penalty for
murder at either death or life imprisonment.
These are bad times to have no gallows.
Another railroad accident is reported on
the Pennsylvania Railroad. Nobody killed
but an engineer, conductor and fireman, but
the wreck entailed a heavy loss on the com-
pany. "Nobody was to blame 1" will doubt-
less be the verdict, though an axle was broken
and two trains piled in on the wreck.
Ex Senator John B. Gordon is canvassing
Mississippi in the interest of the Georgia Pe.-
cific Railroad project. He addresssed th«e
legislative on the 7th. The general is prettjr
near as good at speaking as fighting, but
whether he can build a railroad across the
continent with oratory is a proposition that
admits of skeptical caviling.
Good lawyers in Washington have discovered
another antique absurdity in the criminal law
of the District of Cohmlbia. They assert that
under the old English law, from which came
the Maryland law, ami which is still in force
in the District of Columbia, Guiteau must be
hung with a chain instead of a rope, though
the rope has been used there for seventy-five
It is stated that nearly 30,000 sleighs passed
through the gates of Central Park one day last
week. Among them William H. Vanderbilt
appeared on the road behind his " Small
Hopc-s," and General Grant behind his chest-
nut gelding. These notables had several
friend'y dashes, and Vanderbilt was so polite
that ho allowed the ex-president to carry off
The Adams family are in no need of pen-
sions. Charles Francis pays taxes on $514,600
of real estate in Boston, and he and his son
Charles, Jr., together upon $254,000 more.
The wife of John Quincy ^.Jams is taxed for
$147,300 iu Boston real estate, a \d John Quincy
himself on $57,400 worth. Take them all in
all, the Adamses have been a family of mar-
velous propriety, , respectability and good-
The German government seems to have dis-
covered a uoteutial agencv in the newspapers.
Speaking of the degrading uses to which
high-sounding terms and names are sometimes
put, the Nashville American deprecates the
prostitution of the term " Jeffersonian Demo-
crat," and says: "Dr. Felton, the Georgia
Independent, says he is a Jeffersonian Demo-
crat. There are a great many of them; but
Jefferson would not recognize himself in any
of them. They are the motliest ,and mongrel-
ist of wearers of old patchwork political gar-
The Chicago Tribune makes the statement
that a young man is traveling around in Texas
vaccinating the negroes with beeswax. He
charges a dollar a vac., represents himself as a
United States government agent, and threat-
ens the direst penalties to those who refuse to
be vaccinated and pay. The Tribune prudently
omits to mention that the impostor carries
fraudulent papers with him, bearing the in-
dorsement of Joseph Medill, editor and pro-
prietor Chicago Tribune.
OYER THE STATE.
Internal Reysnus Collector Andrew
Clark, of Georgia, is the busiest little body in
all the American civil service. He ferrets out
and breaks up more illicit distilleries, spills
more contraband whisky, empties more mash
and gets more deputies and guides killed than
any collector in the business. Just now he is
extraordinarily vigilant, being hard pressed
by enemies who want his place, and scarcely
a week passes without a dispatch to the de-
partment detailing his wonderful exploits.
A leading Northern Republican daily says
Sargent's appointment only has to be whis-
pered at Washington to call up'an echo of dis-
approbation from all over the countryand
asks, "what would his nomination do?" The
question is the point in the argument, and it is
respectfully referred to Mr. Arthur. It might
not do anything but call up a cry of shame
from all over the country, but even that sort
of indignation has been known to destroy the
good name and usefulness of an administra-
The point made by Mr. Davidson, of Florida,
in the House, on Thursday, in his speech on the
Seaton apportionment method, is simply^un-
answerable. Florida now has two representa-
tives. The Seaton method gives her but one.
Mr. Davidson shows that while New York has
but nineteen times the population of Florida,
this bill proposes to give her thirty-four times
as many representatives in Congress. Such a
fraud upon the rights of the smaller States
could never have been contemplated by the
founders of the republic.
Galveston is in luck at Washington. With
an able representation in both houses of Con-
gress to present and press her advantages and
claims, and a most efficient committee of citi-
zens to supplement their work before the com-
mittee, in the third house she is not likely
to be neglected or to fail in getting what she
asks for, and what the commerce and naviga-
tion of the country demand as an immediate
necessity. There is nothing like sending busi-
ness men, who understand business methods,
to attend to business matters.
whether the actual product of flour last year
was 60,000,000 more of bushels than the wheat
grown would admit of, as charged in error to
the census, it is unquestionably true that this
country has an ample supply of wheat and
corn bread. As the Philadelphia Record says:
There is plenty of wheat in this country. During
1881 we did not manage to export the excess held
over from the crop of 1880. There is no excuse
for dear bread that may not be brought directly
home to the door of speculators. There was no
curse sent upon the hard-hearted Egyptians that
was dreadful enough to punish them as the origi-
nal inventors of the art^of getting up corners in
transmitted bv wip.e by spkcial correspondents.
BR TA K.
Meeting: of Directors of tlie Agricultu-
ral and Mcclianical College—Presi-
—A Protest—Tlie Governor's Move-
(.Special Telesrram to The News.1
Bryan, February 10.—A full board of di-
rectors of the Agricultural and Mechanical
College was in session again to-day at the col-
lege. Governor Robers, interested in selling
the Prairie View colored school, continued by
some provision, was present; also, Colonel
Ashbel Smith, one of the regents of the uni-
versity. The board met to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of President E. B. Pickett,
to approve bills of the college returned unpaid
by the comptroller because they lacked the
approval of the president of the board, and
if possible to take measures to accord
with the wishes of Governor Roberts in the
matter of the Prairie View School. Yester-
day was mostly consumed over the Prairie
View School, discussing obstacles which con-
fronted the board. One of the questions was
as to whether the Prairie View School is still a
branch of the college, and the other whether
any part of interest or the endowment fund of
the Agricultural and Mechanical College
should be diverted from the Bryan institution.
Judge Thomas, of Bryan, was elected presi-
dent of the board. The following resolutions
by Judge Pferifferand C. U. Garrisson,finance
committee, were the occasion of yesterday's
discussion, and were adopted:
Whereas it is found that the ninety-three
free State students cost the State $11,160, and
only $7500 is appropriated for this purpose,
producing each session a deficiency of $3660,
the board, to avoid this yearly debt and pre-
vent the alternative of discharging the State
students before the end of the session, recom
mend that the governor request the Ninth
Legislature to provide for the deficiency and
thus continue the college in its usefulness;
Whereas it was found that by economical
management a portion of the interest fund of
the Agricultural and Mechanical College can
be spared toward payment of professors and
their aids of Prairie\"iew School and for other
purposes of the Agricultural and Mechanical
College, but the law now only grants the board
authority to draw on this fund for the Agri-
cultural and Mechanical College, it is recom-
mended that the governor De requested to ask
the legislature to authorize a change in the law
as it is found that the interest funds, $14,280,
of which $2200 could be spared for pay of one
professor and two assistants at Prairie View
Whereas the vouchers nnd accounts in favor
of the State students, for the first and second
quarters of the current college year, are found
correct, therefore they are hereby approved
Colonel Harvey Mitchell, of Bryan, present
as a looker-on, asked and obtained consent of
President Thomas to make a statement. He
gave his story of the college, and took vehe
ment grounds against dividing the interest
fnnd, alleging that this act would violate the
compact between the State and Brazos county
which paid the State a subsidy of $22,000 to
get the location of the college.
Though Colonel M; rchell really had no au
thority to make a statement, he created an iin
pressiou and was listened to closely.
Judge Pfeuffer sai! the board met to pro
vide for the continued usefulness of the Agri-
cultural and Mechanica! College and the Prai
rie View School. He wanted to know which
was best—to invite applications from colored
boys for admittance to the Agricultural and
Mechanical College, or provide a separate
school, where thev would prefer to go, and
where whites would prefer to have them go.
Major Wiggins and Captain Scott argued
for provisions that would not jeopardize the
usefulness of the coll-ge.
Judge Thomas, i.; an argument of some
length, took position? known by the protest he
asked to have entt ed on the minutes. He
holds in the protest: First, that the entire in-
terest fund is nece4- ;ary for the Agricultural
and Mechanical Coll-ge. and that it needs more
teachers. Second, uat .sufficient funds are
now provided by iw for the Prairie View
School. Third, that the compact with Brazos
county requires ait the interest fund to be
exponsed in said c< * nty. The State does not
expect said count » provide for the Prairie
The board co- - es in session to-morrow
morning to atte i u business.
Governor Robert left for home at mid-
Dr. Detmo. " is h *e as a representative of
the Uniied Sta s D. artment of Agriculture,
to investigate a*t*j diseases in Texas. He
will be in the Su. . ra year or longer.
glar was unsuccessful in entering Mr. Berg's
bouse, but succeeded in getting into Mr.
Scnram's, next door, and stealing a jewel-case
from the bedroom of Mr. and Mrs. Schram
If the Philadelphia Press is to be censured
for its candor, it should be awarded a medal
of merit for speaking the truth when it says:
English constitutionalism comes nearer the ideal
government of the people, by the people and for
the people than even our own republican system.
Here is Gladstone, the premier of one party, ele-
vating an eminent lawyer of the minority to the
bench, and that, too, with the knowledge that th®
district left vacant by the promotion would inevit-
ably elect a Tory to succeed a Tory. Why would
not it be a fine stroke of policy for President Ar-
thur to try the same theory in one ©f the vacancies
on the Supreme bench? There are few Republi-
cans who would not rejoice to see such a wise de-
parture from the narrow precedents of partisan-
Death «f a Noted Citizen of Arkansas-
A Life of Successful Industry, and its
[Special Telegram to The News.l
Springfield, Mo., February 10. — Peter
Von Winkle, one of the prominent and
wealthiest citizen of Arkansas, dropped dead
on the street of Rogers at 7 o'clock this
morning. He had been unwell for two
weeks past, but drove to town this
morning and was attending to various busi-
ness matters when stricken down. The cause of
death is attributed to apoplexy. He was of
German decent and emigrated to Arkansas
in 1832. With no capital but industry and
energy, he began a career as remarkable as it
was successful. He invested his savings in
wild lands, and converting the timber into
lumber, made large profits. His planing mill
was the largest one on Eagle Creek, and its
appointments, though in a wild and isolated
locality, were models of utility and taste.
He owned numberless sawmills and consider-
able farming lands. The value of his estate
is roughly estimated at $500,000. A wife and
ten children survive him.
Singular Discovery of Ronds — Tlie
Marslialship—Rivals for tlie OlBce,
[Special Telegram to The News.l
Little Rock, Ark., February 10.—In a
dirty envelope, the clerk of Pulaski Chancery
Court has found, as part assets of Stoddard's
bank, $13,800, auditor's warrants issued for
the supportfof Brooks's cause during the year
1874. He also found $13,000 levee bonds and
coupons. The attorney-general moved before
court that they be canceled, which was done,
and they are now stored in the vaults of the
treasury. This is an example of loose busi-
ness in the State.
Hon. V. Dell, United States marshal for tlie
Western District of Arkansas, arrived from
Washington to-day. Although the name o f
Hon. Thomas Boles had been sent into the Sen -
ate over a week ago as Dell's successor, Dell i*:
confident he will T>e retained. The anti Clay-
ton Republican says Boles's name will be
withdrawn, and Hutchinson, a member of the
State Central Committee, is now in Washing-
ton in W. W. Bailey's interest.
To-night, at Capitol Hotel, both Boles and
Dell are domiciled, friendly, but each confi-
dent that the other will not get the marshal-
Charllston, S. C., February 10.—Extra
day of spring meeting of the South Carolina
Jockey Club. Weather good; track heavy.
First Race—Dash of three-quarter mile, purse-
of $100, of which $20 to second horse. Sports-
man won, Pride second. Time—1.19)>£. Far-
ragut was left at the post.
Second Race—Mile dash, purse of? $125. of
which $25 to second horse. Colonel Sellers
won. Pride second, JGlenrock third. Time—
Third Race—Mile dash; purse $125, of which
$25 to second horse. Five started. Barney
Lyon won, Tom Montague second, Startle
Fourth Race—One and one-quarter mile
dash; purse $150, of which $30 to second horse.
Bonnie Castle won, Helen Wallace secorid,
Franklin third. Time—2.15%.
A Virginia Railroad Project.
Richmond, Va., February 10.—In the Sem ite
to-day Atkinson, of Richmond, introduced a
bill to incorporate the Alleghany Extension
j Railroad Company. The object of the bill is
t o authorize the construction of a railroa d
fi*om a point beyond Lynchburg, on the line
otT the Richmond and Alleghany Railroad, t o
the West Virginia line, and to "connect witla
any of the other railroads which would foa*ii i
a conn ecting link with the Richmond and AJ -
legliany Railroad. _
Tennessee Rond Case.
Nashvllle, February 10.—No decision has
been rendered in the Tennessee bond case. To-
morrow is the opening day in the Supreme-
Court, and it is expected that the opinion in.
this.case will be.delivered then.
f t #rstout.
Cotton Marko a?id Receipts —New
Coatlit!» aud tw-Per»oB«l-Xew De-
pot for Passenger Transfer—Poultry
Association—Hotel Ruiidiug at Sour
1 Special Telegram to The News.l
Houston, February 10.—The cotton market
closed dull and unchanged. No sales. Quo
tations: Low ordinary, S%c.; ordinary,
9%c.; good ordinary, 10%c; low middling
10]4c.; middling. ll%c.; good middling, llj?£c.
middling fair, ll%c.
Cotton Receipts—Per Galveston, Harris-
burg and San Antonio Railway, 55 bale
Houston, 34 bales: Galveston, 21 bales.
Per International and Great Northern Rail
way, 183 bales; Houston, 109 bales; Galveston
Per Houston and Texas Central Railway,
232 bales; Houston, 153 bales; New Orleans,
18 bales; Galveston, 61 bales.
The Houston East and West Texas Railroad
has just received two new passenger coaches
and one combination car for baggage, express
and United States mail.
Mr. and Mrs. Win. M. Rice reached the city
this morning from their present homo in the
East. Mr. Rice is one of the builders of the
Texas Central Railway, and is identified with
Houston by large property and business inter-
The Houston and Texas Central and Galves
ton, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railroad
companies are building a new depot at the
crossing of the two roads just above the oil
mills. The building is 40x60 feet, and is in
tended to be used as a transfer depot. This
will be of great advantage to those going to
and from San Antonio.
The Harris County Poultry Association was
organized to-day and the following officers
elected: R. Cotter, president; Robert Brewster,
Themas Bond, W. H. Peregov, J. M. Byers
.and O. Bastian, vice-presidents; 'Charles Col-
nwme, secretary and treasurer.
The contract for building a fine hotel at
SoKir Lake has been let by Mr. Willis to Bur
nett & Ross. There are to be two buildings,
one 167 feet long, 38 feet wide, and two stories
high; another 107 feet long and one story
high. The bath-house is to be 60 by 28, aud
the kitc.hen 40 by 43. The work will be com-
menced at once and completed by J una 1.
Sheriffs' Convention—Action of the
Roard of Judgments — Stockmen's
Convention Next Monday—Election
Blanks—Vote on City Debt Proponal
—Sudden and Suspicious Death— Rur<
glars at Work.
[Special Telegram to the News.l
Austin, February 10.—The Sheriffs' Con
vention adjourned this morning, after passing
resolutions of thanks to the press, heads of de-
partments and citizens, especially to Repre
sentative Taylor, of Hood county, for his ad-
vocacy of_the sheriffs' cause in the last legisla
Deputy Sheriff George Haswell, of this
countv, was added to the commit:ee to attend
the legislature. Adjourned until the third
Tuesday in February.
The Board of Judgments to-day soid the
judgment of late Sheriff Lacour, of Liberty
county, to J. H. Stewart , for £2000, and agreed
to advertise for sale the judgments against
Scoggins, ex-tax collector of Falls county.
A very large attendance on the stock con
veution here Monday is anticipated. Railroad?
generally have agreed to give them the usual
The secretary of state is sending out blanks
for the election ordered to fill vacancies in the
To-morrow the people of Austin vote upon
lite proposition to allow the issue of $50,"300 in
6 per cent, bonds, to take up outstanding war-
ran-ts. The charter limit as to bonded debt
has already b-en reached, and strong opposi-
tion to the proposition will be developed to-
J. Cunio, a clerk in a retail store, has
been unwell several days, and had been taking
some medicine, and this morning, after taking
a dose, ho immediately fell to the floor and
died. It is suggested that the medicine had
been changed by some one having access to
his room. He leaves a wife and children.
The Southern Hotel was burglarized of pro-
visions last night, and attempts upon several
residences failed. _
Arrests—Reappointed Secretary — Bur-
glary — Mardi-Gras Invitations—Odd
[Special Telegram to The News.l
San Antonio, February 10.—The nogro who
made away with Mr. Barnett's, the New York
jewelry drummer's, samples, yesterday, was
arrested this morning and held over for the
action of the grand jury, A portion of the
goods was recovered.
Mr. Stephen Gould was to-day reappointed
secretary of the San Antonio Merchants' Ex-
change tor the ensuing year.
A. J. Tomlinson, a street dealer, was to-day
arrested under the Lottery act for giving
prizes as inducements to buy his ware , no
nad a preliminary examination before J ustiea
Adamfandwas held in the sum of $ 00 to
answer the charge in a higher court.
a gang of burglars have struck the town,
and are working it with varied success. One
of them was disturbed in entering Mr. Evans's
i ouse night befors last, und la»fc niaht a bur
at Sugar Loaf, on the night of the 8th. Cause
unknown. Can not obtain particulars on ac-
count of bad roads and high waters.
The mails have been quite irregular. We
Their loss is estimated at some six
P^ew Orleans Mardi-Gras invitations are
flooding the city, all got up in tasty designs,
while the Galveston invitations have not made
The ball given to the visiting Odd Fellows
in Casino Hall, last night, was one of the
grandest affairs of the kind that ever took
place in this city. The hall was literally
packed with visitors and invited guests. Many
of the delegates have already left the city for
Skating Accident—Hurled—Death from
Morphine—Prospectors In Mexico-
[Special Telegram to The News.]
Dallas, February 10.—W. E. Parry, depu-
ty clerk of the District Court, broke his leg
last night by falling in the skating rink.
The body of Otis Gowdy, alias Little, killed
about a month ago for trying to rob the safe
of the St. George Hotel, was buried this after-
Mr. E. C. McCandlish, agent of the Texas
and Pacific and Missouri Pacific, at Denton,
died last night from an overdose of morphine.
Captain S. J. Adams and W. H. Gaston,
who went to Mexico eight or ten days ago to
investigate mining property, telegraphed to-
day that they have struck it rich, and will re-
turn next Wednesday.
All the trains continue behind time on ac-
count of high water.
The sun shone brightly all day, but this
evening it is warm, cloudy and threatening
The Trinity River is higher than it has been
since 1866. It has risen seven feet in the past
twenty-four hours. Large quantities of cord
wood and lumber and several small houses
floated by to-day.
Partial Stoppage of Travel and Mails*
[Special Telegram to The News.1
Brenham, February 10.—The Central Rail-
way train made the run from Chappel HU1 to
Austin to-day. No Eastern or Western mails
have come from Hempstead in the past two
days. News dealers' packages are also behind
time. Patrons here are gloomy and disap-
pointed. The Santa Fe is only thirty minutes
oehind schedule time, direct from Galveston.
The newsboy on the train sold a pile of The
News to those w ho were fortunate enough to
at the depot when the train arrived. Copies
were aftTward sold at a premium.
The Brazos bridge, on the Central, is firm
and still O. K., and the high water east of the
bridge, causing one or two small bridges to
float, which have now been secured, is the only
cause of the delay of trains. This will con-
tinue until the high water subsides. The Santa
Fe bridge i6 also firm, and unless a still higher
freshet comes soon their trains will come
through as usual.
Personal and Political—A Case in Court
[Special Telegram to The News.l
Palestine, February 10.—General Malloy,
collector of customs at Galveston, passed
through here to-night. It is reported in Repub-
lican circles here that he is en route for Wash-
ington. Unless reports received from Wash-
ington are very incorrect, your collector
has done well to hurry to the capital to savs
his political head, which seems to be marked
for decapitation, on the ground that the Re-
publican convention of Texas which sent dele-
gates to Chicago instructed them to vote for
Grant, yet Malloy, who was a delegate, so in-
structed, persisted in voting for Sherman.
General Malloy hopes his friend, Senator
Logan, will hold him in his place.
A man named Neff, an old railroad employe
of the International, was discharged lately,
without any cause given. He found out he
was suspected and accused of stealing the com-
pany's tools, aud instituted criminal proceed-
ings against the party who had procured an
affidavit against him. To day the court has
been occupied with the case, which is not yet
Grain—Railroad Rridge Ruilding.
[Special Telegram to The News.1
Morgan, February 10.—A case of small-pox I
broke out in town to day. A young man
from Colorado City, who was taken sick on
his arrival here, a few days since, is the vic-
tim. He has been removed to a temporary I
hospital, among the hills north of town. The
excitement runs high, and everybody is on the
W. H. Lockett & Bro. have made an assign-
ment. Assets about $12,000: liabilities $8000.
They will pay every dollar they owe at 100 1
cents on the dollar.
Wheat and other small grain are looking j
fair, and a good crop is looked forward to.
The bridge gang is at work on the bridge
over Steel's Creek. Judge Lynch is the en-
gineer in charge. This is the last iron bridge ■
the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe has to build.
Train Conductor lias a Hand Crushed
[Special Telegram to The News.1
Waco, February 10.—This afternoon T. B.
Scott, conductor in charge of the train at the
time Major Washburne was killed, undertook
to couple two cars at Marvin switch, below
Waco, but accidently got his hand between
the cars, and the hand was crushed. He came
to towu and Dr. King amputated two of his
A case of small-DOX was reported in Morgan,
which proved to be congestion of the brain
The coat tails of speculative cotton buyers
are dragging the ground. Too much dealing
in futures has about cleaned up all the surplus
cash among the buyers.
still cloudy and threatening.
Negro Slaughtered with a
ISpecial Telegram to The News.1
Tyler, February 10.—Alf. Tucker, an old
negro who has lived in this community for
many years, was killed last night by Charley
Williams, also colored. The killing was done
with a spade, and from what is learned of the
affair seems to have been unprovoked. The
murderer was promptlv arrested and jailed.
Deep-Water Committee at Work—Pro-
gramme for Monday—A Dinner with
Coke's Speech a Great Hit.
[Special Tele .'ram to The News.l
Washington, February 10.—The deep-water
committee have been energetically at work to
expedite the good cause, and all the Texas con-
gressional delegation will aid them in the ef-
fort. On Monday morning M. Kopperl, as
chairman, will present the ciise to the commit-
tee, and will befoUowed bv Colonel Man,ti hi |
in descript on of the work, its progiess, its j counsel to file certificates showing French
REGULAR DAILY COMMERCIAL BIB-
Cotton—Preston's Liabilities — Cotton
Goods More Active—Spiuuers' Stocks
Light—A Liverpool Opinion—High
Water in the Mississippi—Philadel-
phia Wool Market—Stocks Lower
—Coffee Steady, Etc.
[Special Telegram to The News.l
New York, February 10.—Cotton was less
excited, and prices advanced on long buying
and shorts covering. Liverpool was also a
buyer in this market. A number of Southern
operators have arrived to attend personally to
Preston's liabilities are estimated at $500,000.
He was long in Liverpool, New York and New
Orleans. Two hundred thousand bushels of
wheat were also sold for his account on Mon-
day, and he is now reported long 10,000 tierces
of^lard, which has fallen.
Cotton goods are more active at full prices.
Spinners' stocks of cotton are reported light.
Littledale, hitherto a prominent Liverpool
bear, cables to-day that he regards cotton as
A telegram from Helena, Ark., reports the
Mississippi only six inches below high water
mark of 1867.
Beef cattle firm.
The Philadelphia wool market is quiet, with
occasional slight concessions to buyers. "Sales
for the week 850,000 pounds.
Stocks dull and lower; Texas and Pacific
sold at 48%@47%; Houston and Texas Central
at 81 @82.
Coffee steady. The auction sale averaged
Texas and Pacific incomes. 69^.
needs and importance.
A complimentary dinner was given Mr.
Leon Blum last night at Welker's, by John
McCullougli, the great tragedian. Among
the guests were Chairman Page, of the Com-
merce Committee; Mr. Bliss, of New York;
Mr. Hutchins, editor of the Post; Tom Ochil-
tree and Mr. Runge.
Major Ochiltree is giving valuable assist-
ance for Galveston. Major Plumly is doing
all in his power to aid deep water. Messrs.
Blum, Runge, Jemison, Davis and Willis run
over to New York to-night and return Sun-
Senator Coke's speech on the tariff has been
in such demand that all of the copies are gone
and the public printer will stereotype the
speech for further demand for distribution.
Washington, February 10.—A resolution
bv Mr. Windom was adopted, calling for the
report of the Treasury Cattle Commisson on j
lung plasrue, or contagious pleur sy.
Mr. Edmunds gave notice that the Judiciary
Committee would, on Tuesday, ask to have the
bill regarding polygamy in Utah considered,
and hoped it would be disposed of on that or j
the following da v.
Failures of the Week.
New York, February 10.—Failures continue
j to diminish, the report of R G. Dun & Co.,
mercantile agencv, showing but 131 in the last
seven days, as against 142 the previous week.
Eastern States contribute 19, Western 40,
Southern 34, Middle 28, Pacific coast 5, New
York city 5. The principal failures in New-
York city were those ofi P. T. Trenau &
Co., in the cloth business, and W. R. Preston
& Co.. grain and cotton commission. The
latter firm are reported to nave lost $300,000
or $400,000 by decline in cotton and grain,
within a week. It is not yet known how
much are their liabilities, or how they will
! come out. Looking at failures as a whole, criti-"
! cally, it is evident that they ere resolving
themselves more and more into two kinds,
viz: those oaused by speculation, more or l««s
illegitimate, and those which are directly
fraudulent and collusive.
W. R. Preston 6c Co., of New York
New York, February 10.—Some of the
creditors of Wm. R. Preston & Co. met at the
Produce Exchange to-day and considered
statement which the firm had sent them,which
they returned, so that it might be made clear-
er and more detailed. The meeting was of
opinion that the firm would pay 90 cents on
the dollar at least. To-day's cotton, wheat
and lard, in which the firm "was largely inter-
! ested, have advanced considerably and will
decrease the amount of the firm's liabilities,
which are now estimated at about $65,000.
The Senatorship—Prisoners Try to Get
Out of Jail—The Weather.
[Special Telegram to The News.1
Huntsville, February 10.—It is generally
believed hero that Colonel A. L. McKinney
will be electsd senator from this district to fill
the vacancy caused by the death of Senator
Buchanan, if he will consent to be a candidate,
in which event it is thought he will have no
The prisoners in our county jail made a bold
attempt to escape yesterday, but were foiled
by L. A. Cox, deputy sheriff.
After over a month of rain the sun is out
and we are having beautiful weather, although
our streets and roads are almost impassable.
Flood Subsiding—Cattle Drowned—
[Special Telegram to The News.1
Navasota, February 10.—The Navasota
and Brazos rivers, which have been both in
one, are now falling. A gentleman, day be-
fore yesterday, came seven miles through the
bottom in a boat, and reports hundreds of
No one has yet appeared in the political field
to take the place in the State Senate caused
by the death of the Hon. John T. Buchanan.
A large numb3r of the Navasota Guards
will attend Mardi-Gras.
Strauger Drowned—Memorandum and
Letters Found oil His Rody.
[Special Telegram to The News.1
Wharton February 10.—A man was drown-
ed yesterday afternoon in attempting to swim
the West Bernard river on his horse. His re-
mains were recovered this morning. A me-
morandum book found on his person bore the
name of Wm. Zames, Victoria, and two let-
ters, mailed from Yorktown, were addressed
J. T. Meal. The coroner will hold an inquest
DAILY HAPPENINGS IN THE CRES
Cotton Excitement Past—Receiver Ap-
pointed After Seizure by a Creditor-
A Challenged. Fight for Ten Thousand
ISpecial Telegram to The News.]
New Orleans, February 10.—The excite-
ment in the cotton market has passed, and the
houses thought to be shaky have thus far weath-
ered the storm.
The firm of Page & Moran, wholesale boot
and shoe dealers, was to day placed in the
hands of a receiver, Albert Baldwin being ap
pointed by the United States court. The stock
of the firm was seized yesterday by a New
York creditor, and to-day Moran, a member
of the firm, asked for a receiver to protect all
A challenge is issued to Sullivan by Wm.
Burt, of New York, to fight an unknown, for
$10,000 aside. Burt has sent $2500 to New
York as forfeit. Sullivan is on his way to
Story of Starvation in North Louisiana
Denounced as Untruo.
New Orleans, February 10.—The Picayune
of to-morrow will publish an inter view with
several prominent citizens of North Louisiana,
some of whom reached the city to-day, in re-
gard to reports of starvation prevail-
ing in that section of tue State.
Each and every one of them state
that such reports are untrue. The crops in
that part of the State were short, and there is
but little money, but no distress prevailing
that can not be relieved by the pedple of the
Governor McEnery has received a number
I of dispatches in reply to inquiries from pro-
I minent citizens of North Louisiana, denying
house to-day from the Committee on Appro-
priations, recommends an appropriation of
$31V.M~>7, being $100,717 less than the estimates
and £3,578 less than the amount appropriated
for the current year.
French and American Claims.
Washington, February 10.—The French
and American Claims Commission met to-day.
Leave was granted in two cases: P. Louis
Mailiotte vs. United States, for widow aud
heirs of deceased to appear and prosecute ths
claim. The commission gave leave to amend
memorials in the cases of Jeannet vs. United
States, Guiberteau vs. United States, and
Warren et aL vsj United States. The follow-
ing cases were dismissed:
Marie Vianier vs United States.
Abraham Block vs. United States.
Bordes et al. vs. United States.
citizenship of certain parties heirs of deceased.
Counsel for the United States asked for let^
ters rogatory in cases of Frear vs. the French
Republic and Giles vs. the French Republic,
to be sent to France for the purpose
of compelling witness as to testify. The
demurrer in the case of Elsie Brete Vs.
the United States wss argued by both
sides. The question in th.s case is whether the
claimant, the widow of a citizen of Fran<*%
who had become naturalized in the United
States, became ipso facto herself a citizen of
the United States, notwithstanding her pro-
testation in h^r declaration that she intended
to remain a French subje t. The commission
to k the subject under advisement.
The case of Pinchard, administrator, vs.
the French Republic was submitted to the
court upon demurrer.
SIS OP INTEREST BY ATLANWlQ
London, February 10.—Gladstone's speech
in the House of Commons last evening, on
Smythe's amendment, declaring it imprac-
ticable, so long as the Irish are unable to define
where local affairs end and imperial affairs
begin, has created a sensation. The Times
_ considers this manner of meet .ng the demand
Mr. Morrill said after the pensions arrears J of home rule showed an unfortunate departure
resolution was acted on, he would antagonize I from settled practices of responsible politicians,
all measures with the tariff commission bill. | The Standard says: The answer will cer-
The remainder of the morning until 1:30
p. m. was consumed in considering without
action several measures of strictly private in-
terest. At 1:30 p. m. the Pension Arrears
resolution was again taken up and Mr. Maxey
resumed his remarks in support of the
amendment, declaring in favor of the enlarge-
ment of the Mexican war pension list. He
alluded tojthe exceptional features of that war,
as oue in which our volunteers carried the flag
upon foreign soil; as one whose results in the
acquisition of territory were of material ben-
efit to the country, and he eulogized the
soldiers of our little army in their successful
Mr. B?ck said the principle had been an-
nounced that arrears of pensions should Ikj
given to pensioners of all our wars, Irrespec-
tive of their circumstances, and if this was
carried out it would bankrupt the country. He
would vote for properly guarded legislation to
pension the needy and deserving of our vet-
erans, but not those of them who did not
need this aid.
At 2:10 the resolution was laid aside by gen-
eral consent, and Mr. Frye proceeded to ad
dress the Senate upon the tariff, the Morrill
Commission bill being iuforma'ly taken up to
permit his remarks. He announced himself a
protectionist on principle.
At 3:35 o'clock, upon the conclusion of Mr.
Frye's remarks, consideration of the Pen-ion
Arrears resolution was resume 1, and Mr. Call,
who was awarded the floor for a speech up n
it, yielded for a motion for an executive
session. Pending action, Mr. Laphaui intro
duced a bill to establish a mint of the United
States in New York city; also a joint resolu-
tion, directing the Joint Committee on Print-
ing to contract with the reporter of the trial
of the murderer of President Garfield, for the
The River Travel Interrupted—Walnut
[Special Telegram to The News.]
Hempstead, February 10.—The river has
fallen about six inches within twenty-four
hours. There is a rumored rise from the Red
Fork coming down.
No trains are running to or from Austin.
Repairs on Walnut Bayou bridge are to be-
gin as soon as the water falls.
There is no communication between this
place and Belleville.
CLE It URNE.
Attempted Suicide — Rurglars
[Special Telegram to The News.1
Cleburne, February 10.—Duck Howells, a
colored waitress at Mrs. Gould's boarding-
house, last night took a dose -of morphine with
intent to end her trials. She was resuscitated
and says unrequited affection was the cause.
Mrs. Moore, a widow lady, keeps a small
grocery store on Main street, and last night
her establishment was burglarized of some $30
worth of goods.
Man Killed at Sugar Loaf—Bad Roads
aud High Water.
[Special Telegram to the News.1
I JGatesville, February 10.—Mr. McCorkle
killed Bill Gulp and shot Jwc, brother of Bill.
the statements made in the preamble of the
Columbia (Caldwell po rish) meeting.
Hon. Geo. McCra aiie, of Ouachita, tele-
, aphs a message from Monroe and says: I
enow of no such casr s, and have heard of none
C. H. Moore, plf.nter and merchant, tele-
graphs from Delhi?: I know of no necessity for
calling on the g c?neral government for aid.
There may ba iso/.ated cases of want, but none
so bad that the If ,cal authorities can not re-
lieve. In this n/jighborhood all who work can
f^et food. Iu cv s« of a disastrous overflow re-
ief may be nerded, but not • ow.
Max Seigle, member of the legislature from
Lincoln parisli, telegraphs trom Vienna: 1 can
not answer for Jackson parish, but. the report
as to Lincolr i is untrue. Our parish is out of
debt, our pe ople are generous, charitable and
energetic, Ma are able r© take care of them-
selves. W ould like to ha*re the name of your
Governf >r McEnery rec ontly returned from
Ouachita parish, and heard of no distress
Mercha nts of this cit^T, who do business
with alL sections of Norti't Louisiana, contra-
dict repo rto regarding fan vine iu that section.
Labor Troubles Ended.
New Orleans, February 10.—The labor
troubles in the cotton press is fcave ended, and
all the presses are working: with a full force
ot skilled labor.
Danger to Missignii>i>i Levees.
New Orleans, February 10.—A special to
the Picayune,, from Helena, Arl'.. says that
the Mi.-sissippi River at that j wint is only eight
inches below the high water of 1867, and rising
steadily. Fears are entertaine d that the levies
can not much longer withstand the p ressure.
ST. LOUIS, ZtO.
Grain Advanced, and Closed Strong-
Meat and Lard Firm.
ISpecial Telegram to The News.1
St. Louis, February 10.—The* grain marfcet
advanced 2 cents all around to-< lay, and olosed
strong. Excitement and confusion, bord tring
on a panic, ruled throughout the day on
'Change. The bulls called for $100,000 addi-
tional margins. There was tOso a decideilly
better feeling in meat and lardi,
St. Louis, Mo., February 10.—The excite-
ment on 'Change at the opening this ;-norning
was the most intense and demonstrat* ve ever
known hare. Desperate efforts were .made to
control the market, the longs insist! ng ou
higher prices, and the shorts persistei itiy at-
tempting to hammer them down. Find 'Jy the
excitement ran so high that a panic becan le im-
minent ; then several of the principal shorts
^reed to do no more trading except in i ettle-
ment. This almost instantly stopped tra ding,
snd the excitement subsided, greatly t4 * the
relief of everybody. At the 1:30 closing call,
a motion was put and carried that all «i eals
should be regarded as in settlement. Pr ices
then advanced 1 to cents, and trading p ro-
c deded quietly and with decorum. No s us-
pensions have b«en reported this morning, ai id
no new rumors of trouble have so far be en
Key West, February 10.—The British baiVc
Chimborazo, from Mobile, for Etagland, will i
timber, went on the beach yesi*rday, tea
miles west of Charlotte harbor. There is ten
feet of water in her hold. Wreciters have gono»
to her assistance.
London, February 10.—1Ae brig Trenmooi,
from Charleston for Brexuen, has been tow»ed
into Cowes, full of watCit. Her hull is baU iy
damaged ktiM*r**^4**oolliaio&. .
The Standard says:
tainly be construed as an encouragement to
persevere in the agitation.
The Telegraph declares that statesmen out-
side of the influence of the treasury consider
it au invitation to reopen discussion.
The Post says: It is a direct incitement to
Home-Rulers to persevere.
The News contends that * Gladstone's mean-
ing is mistaken.
The Cloture, or Gag Law Proposed*
London, February 19.—There seems to be a
very general impression that the government
will have the utmost difficulty in securing a
majority for Gladstone's Cloture proposaL The
complexity of the provision is also severely
The Times says: The feeling on both sides
of the House of Commons is steadily increas-
ing against the rule. It is considered as not
improbable that the whole question of the
cloture will be postponed until the remainder
of the rules have been dealt with. It conse-
quence of the pendency of debate on the ad-
aress, it is expected that consideration of the
new rules wUi be deferred until Thursday
Conservative Elected without [OpposI*
tion to Represent Westminister.
London, February 10.—Lord Algeron Per-
cy, Conservative, has returned to the House of
Commons for Westminister without opposition.
The Liberals, when the vacancy was first
known, endeavored to induce Jno. Morley,
Liberal, to stand, but upon his refusal appar-
ently desuaiied of success of any other candi-
The French Senate More Radical. •
Paris, February 10.—The first trial of
strength in the Senate since the recent election
. , a of senators resulted in the rejection of a bill
publication in booK form of an official report | agains^ domiciliary visits and expulsions front
of the trial. The Senate then, at 3:45 o clock, | nionasterit.-s by a vote of 157 to 101, showing
that the Jules Simons party no longer have
the casting vote on such questions.
Manchester Cotton Exchange.
London, February 10. — The Manchester
Guardian, in its commercial article this morn-
ing, says: The market is flat; although prices
are almost unchanged, there is a change in favor
of buyers. The break in the price of cotton in
Liverpool and the United States is watched
with much interest.
Jewish Relief Fun'd.
London. February 10—The lord mayor's
Jewish relief fund now amounts to £43.000.
The widow of Baron James Rotchschild sub-
scribed £1200. A special grant from the fund
of £6000 has been made to assist 373 refugees
now journeying from Hamburg to Liverpool
Evictions iu Ireland.
London, February 10.—Parliamentary re-
turns show that there were 17,341 persons
evicted in Ireland in 1881, of whom 10,062 were
readmitted as tenants and care'.akers. There
were gran ed 1724 ejectment decrees for non-
payment of rent, representing arrears of rent
amounting to £647,000.|
Compelled to Resign.
Dublin, February 10.—Mr. Cottrell, solici-
tor in the Landed Estates Commission Court,
has t>een compelled to resign in consequence of
inadvertently sanctioning from the commis-
sion office a pamphlet containing land league
doctrines. The affair has caused much sensa-
Vienna Land Bank.
Paris, February 10.—The official liquidator
of the Paris Union Generale will start to-night
for Vienna, to ascertain the exact relations
between the Union Generale and the Vienna
Laender Bank, particularly whether the capi-
tal of both is the same.
London, February 10.—The Times has a
special telegram from Stillman, the corre-
ipondent, whose murder by Aruauts in Albania
was reported. The telegram, dated Athens,
is as follows: "Canard; I am all right."
Rusiness on French Stock Exchange.
London, February 10.—Paris a 1vices say
business on the bourse closed heavy, and is
likely to cont nue so for some time, but brokers
are proceeding gradually in cases of default-
ers, so as not to swamp the market.
Coffee Rlight in Ceylon.
London, February 10.—The island of Cey-
lon is suffering greatly from coffee blight. The
crop is worth only £2.500,000 against the esti-
mated value of £6,000,000.
Bank of Germany.
Bep.lin. February 10.—The specie in the Im-
perial bankfof Germany has decreased 2,860,-
000 marks since last report.
went into executive session, aud at 4:05 ad-
journed until Monday.
House of Representatives.
Mr. Prescott, of New York, moved to lay
aside the consideration of private business for
the purpose of permitting debate upon the ap-
portionment bill to continue, but failed to ob-
tain the necessary two-thirds vote, and the
speaker, as the regular order, proceeded to call
committees for reports of a private nature.
The first bill on the calendar authorizing the
president to appoint D. T. Kirby to a cap-
taincv in the army, gave rise to a long discus-
sion, "the facts being that Colonel and Brevet
Brigadier-General Kirby was cashiered from
the army for drunkenness and conduct unbe-
coming an officer. Opponents of the bill con-
tended that with that record staring Congress
in the face, it could not afford to grant the
lief asked for. After determined opposition a
vote was taken on laying the bill aside for fa-
vorable consideration. It was agreed to by
96 to 55. The committee then rose and reported
the bill to the house.
Mr. Bragg, of Wisconsin, immediately
moved to adjourn, but yielded to Mr. Hisco -k
to report the immediate deficiency appropria-
tion bill, aud to-Mr. Blackburn to report the
military academy appropriation bill, which
were referred to the Committee of the Whole.
Mr. Hiscock gave notice that he would
Monday call up the deficiency bill for consid-
Mr. Bragg's motion was then rejected, and
the bill for the relief of D. T. Kirby was or
dered engrossed and read a third time.
Mr. Bragg called for the reading of the en-
grossed bill, hoping thereby to delay action
upon it, but the advocates of the measure had
had the bill engrossed beforehand and it was
re id. The bill was then passed; yeas 97, na3*s
Mr. Cravens, of Arkansas, introduced a bil"
aut horizing the Mississippi, Albuquerque and
Inter-ocean Railway Company to construct a
road through the Choctaw and Chickasaw
The speaker laid before the house a commu-
nication from the secretary of the treasury,
transmitting a list of the officers and em-
ployes of the internal revenue bureau and de-
partment of justice who had been killed or
wounded in'the enforcement of the internal
revenue laws. Referred. The number of
employes killed is twenty-nine; number ot
wounded, fifty. The names of eight persons
are also given who were assaulted and w. und-
ed for supplying internal revenue officers with
The House then, at 5:05 o'clock, adjourned
CURRENT EVENTS AT THE NATION-
Wounded Washington Journalists
Washington, February 10.—a. M. Soteldo,
one of the victims of the sh^ otiug affair at the
office of the National Republican last night,
is lying at Providence Hospital, in about th2
same condition as last night. His brother,
A. C. Soteldo,- is in close custody at the Fifth
Precinct Station. Clarence M. Barton is rest-
ing as quietly as could be expected.
A. M Soteldo, who was shoe la;t night
still living and has regained entire conscious-
ness, although paralyzed from the head down,
and death is only a question o: time. Iu con-
versation with his friends he disclaims having
had any intention to shoot Barton, aud say:
the latter fired the first shot, but he forgive
him for it. He has thus far declined to mak
any legal ante-mortem statement. This is
construed to mean that ho is of the opinion
that his brother's shot, intended for Barton,
struck the elder Soteldo. Barton had a pistol
in his table drawer, which he seized
when attacked. Only one chamber of this
is found to be empty, but Barton had a club
and used it on both of his assailants. You
Soteldo's pistol was found empty. It had fiv
chambers. The elde: 's pistol was fuliy charged.
All the weapons are in the hands of the police.
Barton's pistol was an old one. Upon the per-
son of the wounded Soteldo was found a ten-
Inch dirk. All the weapons of the brothers
are new and bright. Barton, in his statement,
says both assailants were greatly under the in-
fluence of liquor.
The younger was arraigned in the police
court to-day, charged with assault and bat-
tery with intent to k 11 his brother, Antonio
Soteldo, and was committed without bail to
await the result of the latter's injuries. Barton
is not seriously wounded.
Immediate Deficiency Rill
Washington, February 10.—The Immedi-
ate Deficiency Appropriation bill, which was
reported to-day to the House by Mr. Hiscock,
from the Committee on Appropriations, ap
propriates $1,437,233 29, of which the follow
jug are the most important items: Public
printing, $400,000; Indian service, principally
for the Sioux, $418,000; transportation of coin
aud bullion, $50,000; construction of vaults in
the treasury, $75,000: c 6ricai force in the Pat-
ent Office, $25,000; clerical force in the Pen-
sion Office. $75,000; under the fish commis-
sioner, $77,000; for the postoffic9 department,
$100,000; repairs to • executive mansion,
Louisiana Contested Electiou
Washington, February 10,—The sub-com-
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
Assault on an Atlanta Editor.
New York, February 10.—An Atlanta (Ga.)
special to the Times says no little excitement
was created in this city to-iiary by an as-ault
m ule upon Editor DeWitt, of the Evening
Post-Appeal, by Hoke Smith, a young lawyer
of Atlanta, About noon Smith entered the
Po-t-Appeal editorial ro 'ms and demanded an
apology lor a se« sat onal arti -le published
auout Smith tlie day before. DeWitt de-
clined to apologize or retract, upon which
Smith struck him, knocking him down. Be-
t'oiv DeWitt could aris-e Smith's friends hur-
ried him from the office. The assault has
reated great excitement, and blood is ex-
pected. The article which caused the assault
accused Smith of betraying and deserting.'
• oman who is now in Denver, Colorado.
Quartermaster's Clerk Arrested.
San Francisco, February 10.—John E.
Brodhead, chief clerk of the Quartermaster's
Department of the Military Division of the
Pacific, has been arrested for raising a check
from £450 to $4600 50. The check was drawn
favor of H. M. Block, or bearer,
for wagon tools furnished the govern-
ment, and after passing through the hands of
lirm of brokers it was paid at th-« sub-treas-
ury. The transaction was discovered by
Major Batchellor, chief quartermaster, aud
Broadhead confessed his guilt, attributing the
act to mining stock speculations. He was held
m S10.000 bail by a United Suites commissioner
to-dav, and sent to jail in default of baiL
Broadhead confessed to having previously
Rank Eook-Keeper at St. Paul Ar-
St. Paul, February 10.—D. W. Vanderhoof,
first book-keeper of the First National Bank
of this citv, was arrested by the Umted States
marshal "to-night ft. r embezzlement. The
amount is variously estimated at from $20,000
Ho has had charge of the bank's books many
years, and has systematically manipulated the
accounts to cover stealings. It is thought
the money was absorbed in dissipation and
grain speculation, in which he was very suc-
c ssful, until he was caught in the recent bear
movement in wheat.
Death Warrant Signed—Arrest.
New Oreeans, February 10.—Governor Mc-
Enery has signed the death warrant of Paul
tu. Hou,e Comma*. ou EUct.ous M^-eh W aT'iaAfield
imder consideration the contested case ^ • „rUh Pt.in„,„ rim thi-M
r»f *4rnitxi • Republican, vs. Robert»o.i, Deuio
cift-M -tr member from the Sixth Louisi
S?®. .resolution at their
meeting this mHJTOUiS "> d.scuss the case with
out prejudice. This action was unaumicws
and will be subm. Vei to the full committee at
their next meeting.
Republican Ses***or« lsl
Washington. Febru. 10—The Repubh-
senators held a brief cauv"*us afternoon, at
which it was determined to* resist any motion
thst may be offered to bring "P s
resolution for the appointment' * f ^ n
as actiug chief clerk of the Sent. * fve
being ot opinion that it is hvtdvi Jd1'"
turb the present arrangement' in regard to
Senate officer -; but it was also decid.
event of the Harris res »lution being ^
before the Senate for action, thai the R ^ "Hlbli-
cans will support an .amenamnit sub-titu.
for the position the n tme » f Charles VY. Joh.
sou, of l&iiinesct*, wnorectivid the Republi-
can caucus nomination for tne chief cler*suip
Military Academy Appropriation.
Washington, February iu.—The Military
Academy Appropriation bill reported to the
DeSoto parish. Pringle is one of the three
criminals who escaped from the Shreveport
jaii while under sentence of death for attempt-
ed murder and robbery. He was recaptured
here about a month ago.
To-day, a negro, who is believed to be John
Mobile, was arrested aud locked up for identi-
fication. He is under death sentence for par-
ticipating in the same crime with Belton aud
Arrest at Memphis.
Memphis, February 10. — C. Mundinger,
assistant manager in retail department of B.
Loweustein Bros.' dry goods store, was
arrested this afternoon , charged with embez-
zling $600 from the firm by means of sys-
tematic speculations during nine years. The
arrest caused a great sensation, as Mundinger
has held a high position socially and other-
wise. He was released on giving bond in the
sum of $5000.
Death Sentence at Lexington, Ky.
Lexington, Ky., February 10.—Isaac Tur-
V was soutewced to be handed for the murder
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