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THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, MONDAY. JANUARY 12, 1885.
WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE OLD
Franco and ihe African Auoclatlon.
Paris, January 11,—The Republique Fran-
caise says accord is about to lio established be-
tween Fiance and the African association
with regard to their territorial limits. The
Congo conference can then finish its work
rapidly and in perfect harmony.
A Wall from Jewish Refugeea.
I.ONDON, January 11. — Telegrams from
Tangier fay a crowd of Jewish refugees from
Demnat, who had lieen driven from their
homes, bavo arrived tlere, and presented to
the foreign consuls a memorial, in which they
ttnte the governor has instigated the police to
rob Ibtir warehouses and shops; that he bas-
tinadoed and imprisoned them in fetid dun-
geons, afterward taking ransom for their
liberation. It alleged that the Moors murder-
ed Jews at pleasure.
Tie American consul at Tangier sent a let-
ter to the sultan of Morocco asking that the
governor be removed. The grand vizier re-
I'litd, charging the Jews with fomenting a re-
lellion, and stated that a popular outbreak
ard massacre by the Jews was threatened.
Karl Granvillo has ordered the British min-
ister at Tangier to remonstrate with the sultan.
CounterfeitBnnk Of England \ote*.
London, January 11.—Tho Bank of England
has notified variuus banking houses through.
out the country that there is in circulation a
perfect imitation of their notes iu denomina-
tions from A'5 to £500. A number of £50 notes
are in circulation on the continent and in
America. The bogus notes are supposed to be
the work of American counterfeiters.
Adjournment of the Chamber* Extended,
Paris, Junuary lL—a cabinet council was
held yesterday at the palace at the Elysea, at
which it was decided to extend tho adjourn-
ment of the Chambers until January 25. Op-
position papers attribute this decision to fear
of disclosures that may bo made in tho debates
between the time of the reassembling of the
Chambers and the senatorial election.
Vienna, January 11.—The liabilities of tha
sugar house of Teshinkel, which failed a few
days ago, are ascertained to bo 0,100,000
iloiir.s; assets, 8.097,000 Hariris.
The liabilities of tho firm of Hector, of
Bucharest are 2,500,000 florins. The assets
are of a doubtful character.
Sanitary Improvement of IVaplea. •
Rome, January 11.—The Senate has adopted,
by a vote of 00 to 21, a bill for the sanitary
improvement of Naples. A million of francs
will be expended during tho next ten week'.
The government will supervise tho work, aud
guarantee tho new city loan.
Iti ltiK«*n to 1'ay Damage*.
Paris, January 11. — Madame Clovis-
Hugues refuses to pay the $400 damage? as-
sessed againnt her. She will appeal to tho 8u-
pime Court on the ground that, as she was ac-
quited, ebe is not compelled to pay the peeuni-
Improving the Suez Canal.
Paris, January 11.—The Anglo-French en-
gineer commission decided the Suez canal shall
have a breadth of 220 feet and a depth of
twenty-seven feet. Tno cost of the improve-
ment is estimated at $40,000,000.
Sir Edward Malet'a Instructions.
London, January 11.—Sir Edward Malet,
British embassador at Berlin, has been in-
structed to propose to BiBmarck that aa agr.'ei
irent be made to maintain neutrality of the
A Sugar Firm Faili at Bttrlin.
Berlin, January 11.—The liabilities of the
sugai Aim of Strauss,of Mogdebut-g, are 8,000,-
000 maiks and the assets 11,000,000. The
creditors of the firm have granted a delay.
CONFLICT IN THE SOUDAN.
A Messenger's Experience.
London, January 11.—It is officially Btated
a messenger arrived at Khartoum on the 2TtU
ultimo,bearing a letter from General Wolseley
to General Gordon. The messenger left Khar-
toum on the 2Sth, bat was captured and
beaten. Tho papers intrusted to him by Gou-
eral Gordon were taken,with the exception of a
small note which was sown in hi3 clothes, and
which said a)] waB well at Khartoum. The
messenger says he saw five steamers with
troops. They were engaged in Feizing supplies
for the Khartoum garrison. The messenger
returned to Kortie on foot, by w.iy of Bayuda.
When General Stewart Will Start for Uakdul.
London, January 10.—Genoral Stewart will
stait from Gakdul Monday, with 2000 men, to
march to Metzeinmah, on the Nile, near
Rc-inforccmants for the Enemy.
Lor. don, January 10.—The emir of Sangora,
the mahdi's lieutenant, Is opposed to General
Stewart, and bos been reinforced by tribes
sent by Osman Bigna from eastern Soudan,
ybeee reinforcements will raise his number to
S000 men. The odds Urns presented are not
considered more formidable than existed at
the battle#. of Teb and Tamieueb, little less
than o jear ago.
THE \\ AU l,\ CHINA.
Tramporls Laden with Invalid Soldiers—Itevolt
Near Hanoi, and French Guard* Killed.
London, January 11.—Advices from Saigon
state that tram-ports are arriving there crowd-
ed with invalid soldiers.
It is reported that cholera and typhoid fe-
ver are raging among the troops in the Ton-
quin delta, and the Anamite troops near
Hanoi have revolted. They pillaged the com-
missariat, and killing the French guards, they
then dispersed with the intention of joining the
London, January 11.—A dispatch from
Hong Kong to the Times says: The govern-
ment Gazette announces that the blockade of
the island of Formosa, between South cape
and Ejka, which was suspended, has now
been renewed. No notice of renewal was
given. This action is considered unfair to
neutrals and injurious to trade.
The 1'ekin Expedition.
Paris, January 11.—Admiral Peyron, min-
ister of marine, sent an official commtinicatiou
to the chiefs of the marine department in
which he refers to the probable expedition to
Pekin and says in the event of the expedition
being made the fleet is to be placed under
direct control of Lewal, the minister of war.
Capture of Langson Hourly Expected.
Paris, January 11.—News of the capture of
Langson, in Tonquin, is hourly expjeted.
When the town 13 captured the troop3 will ad-
vance and occupy Thalkhe pass, thus closing
the northern entrance to Tonquin.
Reinforcement* for Tonquin,
pAftis, January 11.—The number of rein-
forcements to be sent to Tonquin in February
is fixed at 6400, making an effective force of
31,500, not including 4000 in the Formosa ex-
Arrival of Reinforcements at Tonqutn,
Paris, January 11.—General Briere de
Lisle telegraphs from Tonquin to General
Lewal, announcing the arrival of 3200 re
iutorcemtuts, in the bust of health and spirit-?,
and states that he is ready to march upon
Admiral Conrtiet Ordered to Occupy Tamsul.
Paris, January 11.—Admiral Courbet has
been ordered to occupy Tamsui before Febru-
ary, and after garrisoning ICelung aud Taoi-
sm, raise the blockade of Formosa.
THE EAKTHUUAliB IN «P VI>.
Jiing Alfonso'* Departure from the Capital—
Number of Killed, Wounded, Etc.
Madrid, J*' mry 11.—King Alfonso aud
-;(£<-• > - — -ir to Liga, Alhama, Gra-
" along the ooast, visit-
red by the eartli-
"el an ovation
other slight earthquake shock was felt at Leja
King A Iran*o al Alhama.
Madrid, January 11.—King Alfonso left
Granada this morning, took breakfast at Loja,
and then drove to Alhama, where he will pass
the night under canvas.
There were slight shocks to day at Alhama
Madrid, January 11.—Heveial oarthquako
shocks wcro felt yesterday at Ton-ox, some
twenty five miles east of Malaga. There were
fissures in the earth by the shocks. Shocks
were also felt again to-day at Malaga.
The official bulletin states that up to tho 8th
instant in the provinces of Granada aud
Malaga 1400 persons wore killed by cartquakes,
0(J0 were wounded, and 43,000 were made home-
less. Ailiama will be rebuilt a mile from the
A Village Moved Dodily Sixty Feet.
Madrid, January 11.—The village of Guervo-
jar has teen moved bodily sixty feet from its
former location and in a semi circular cre-
vasse sixty feet deep. The houses iu the vil-
lage, though greatly damaged, have not
fallen. Tho governor of Gibraltar lia> sent
Movement on Font to llnlae Fund* to Fay Mem*
tier* of 1'nrllntncnt.
Cincinnati, January 11.—A new movement
in Irish affairs will be inaugurated by tho pub-
lication to morrow in tho Commercial-Gazette
of two letters on Irish affairs, one from Hon.
J. P. Carberry, a prominent merchant, to
Major John Byrne, a well-known railroad man
and vice-president of the Irish National League
of America, asking Major Byrne to institute
a fund for the payment of Irish members of
Parliament. The other is Major Byrno's reply,
proposing the organization of American-Irish
parliamentary clubs by which 2Q,0lW par*-
sons in the United States will agree
to pay 15 per annum each toward tho support
of the Irish members of Parliament, so long at
tho constitutional methods which are con-
ducted by Mr. Parnell are maintained. Mayor
Bjrne, in a forcible manner, makes tbo Irish
cause an American question, and asks the
American and the more prominent and influ-
ential class of the Irish race in America to in-
terest themselves iu a movement which, it is
thought, will lift the Irish question to a higher
plane, ar d place it b-yond personal or politi-
cal use in this country.
These gentlemen, because of the control of
the National league by secret-bound organiza-
tions, have withdrawn fioni that body. Mr.
Eugene Kelly, banker, of New York, will have
charge of tho funds The prominence and stand-
ing of these gentlemen give significance to this
movement. Everything of an illicit charac-
ter is condemned, and fidelity to American
citizenship and moral law is adveicatud. is is
said many prominent Americans and leading
men of liith blood in this country are encour-
aging the movement, believing that a few
j eats of parliamentary struggle will give self-
government to Ireland.
The Parliamentary Fnnd Movement.
Cincinnati, January 11. — Major John
Byrne, who has been asked by Hon. J. P. Car-
berry to institute an American-Irish parlia-
mentary fnnd to yield $100,000 yearly, not
wishing to assume tho responsibility alone in
such on important movement, has callod a
meeting of such citizens of Cincinnati and
vicinity as feel an Interest in the matter, to be
held at tho Burnett home, January 24, to take
steps to form the proposed organization.
MIL ( II AMERICA.
[By Mexican Cable Direct to Galveston.1
Departure of the Patterson.
Lima, Peru, January 11.—The United States
gunboat Patterson left Callao to-day for Aca-
pulco, and thence proceeding north to the coast
The New Tariff
Lima, Peru, January 11.—The customs au-
thorities hava issued notice that after Jauuary
31 the new tariff will go into effect, thus al-
lowing time for new manifests to t>e supplied
under the law. The new tariff stipulates that
In every case the weight of the goods must be
given, and imposes an additional duty of 2
per cejit. on all goods imported.
Arrival of the Constnne'fi.
Lima, Peru, January 11.—The British cor-
vette Constance, Commander Doughty, ar-
lived at Callao on her first visit. The Con-
stance carries fourteen guns.
Ween Coop-ren* will I'rohahly Adjourn.
Santiago, Chili, January 11.—It is expect-
ed that Congress will adjourn on the 20th
instant, when the president and a portion of
the cabinet will go to Valparaiso during the
A Magnificent Kiosk.
Santiago, Chili, January ll.—Senora Isi-
dore Goyenecbea de Cousino has presented the
National Agricultural society with a magnifi-
cent kiosk, situated on tho Quinta Normal
grounds, built of the most expensive native
The Magellan Sailed.
Valparaiso, Chili, January 11.—Tho Royal
mail steamship Magellan tailed this afternoon
Preparing for the Carnival.
Valparaiso, Chili, January 11.—The Italian
colony is preparing to celebrate the carnival
with great eclat.
New French Minister Arrived.
Vaiparaiso, Chili, January 11.—The new
French minister to Peru, Monsieur E. Bacourt,
Manufacturers' Proposition to Operative Potters
Trenton, N. J., January 11.—Tho opara-
tive potters talked all day of tho latest pro-
position by the manufacturers, viz., to accept
the English wages, plus protective tariff of 55
per cent. The unanimous consent was against
the proposition unless the manufacturers
would add to the tariff consul fees, brokerage,
custom-house dues, insurance, etc., which the
English importers have to pay in addition to
The operatives demand the appointment of
a board of arbitration to investigate whether
a reduction is necessary to the welfare of the
manufacturers. Should the appointment of a
board be not agreed to by the manufacturers
within the next four days, operatives will
declare a lockout and begin drawing upon
funds of tho Knights of Labor.
Collieries Shut Down.
Shenandoah, Pa., January 11.—The Packer
collieries Nos. 1 and 2 and the Continental col-
liery at Centralia, operated by the Lehigh
Valley Coal company and employing nearly
1S00 men and boys, have shut down.
I'oilerles Suspend Work.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., January ll.*-Tlio Red-
ash Coal company suspends work at No. 1 and
2 colleries for un indefinite time. Nearly a
thousand men and boys will be thrown out of
Figuring on Garland'* Successor.
Little Rock, January 11.—About throe-
fonrtlis of the members of the legislature,
which mec-ts Monday, have arrived. The ab-
sorbing question is the senatorial succession,
interest In which is increased by tho general
belief tliat the successor to Garland must also
bo elected before adjournment. The more
prominent candidates are Congressmen Jones
and Dunn and Governor Berry, all of whom,
it is believed, will bo found nearly eaual ou
the opening ballots. Senator Walker's with-
drawal from tho race has strengthened Berry
by uniting on him the strongly Democratic
Northwest. W. M. Fishback, author of tho
constitutional amendment forbidding the pay-
ment of eleven million railway and levee bauds,
which was ratified in September, Dan T.
Duvell and W. W. Mansfield are also candt-
cato*. There are oniy fifteen Republicans in
the legislature, and no caucus will ba held.
Favor the Spanish Treaty.
New Yop.k, January 10.—A petition in fa-
vor of the Spanish treaty, addressed to the
chairman of tho committee on foreign rela-
ons of the Senate, is being circulated among
-bants and manufacturers of this city, and
• ady received a great number of signa-
prominent firm aud representative
" branches of trade.
RECORD OF CRIME FOE THE DA?.
Attempt lo Mnrder—Slatu at a Dance—Prisoner*
I- scape—Horses Stolen—Sneak Thieve*
—Negro Gamblers Round-
ed I'p, Etc.
Ill'CKSIIOr IN THE 1IACK.
George Steven* lllte* the Dust at a Terpsiclio-
[Special to This Nitws.l
Lovet.ady, January 11.—Information hal
just been received from Ellis prairie, about tea
miles from here, of the killing of George
t- tevers, a well-known character in this sec-
From the moEt reliable information Tflit
News correspondent can obtain it appears
one George Bhephard, a farmer of Ellis
Pra rie, gave a dance, which Stevens attend-
ed. Things did not move on exactly to Mr.
Stevens's taste and, playfully flourishing his
six-shooter, he proposed to nin the danea to
suit himself. This the host objected to.
A general melee ensued, during whioh the
lights were extinguished and Mr. Stevens was
made the recipient of a l ad of buckshot bo-
tween the shoulders, killing him instantly. No
one knows who fire-el the shot.
This is probably only the firat chapter of a
number of like pleasantries to follow.
The remains of the dead rnafi will be brought
hero this evening for interment.
Attempt to Murder at Wlnshoro.
ISfkcial to The Nkws.1
Winsboro, January 11.—Au attempt to
murder by shooting was made hero about 8:2®
o'clock last night, James M. Massey being the
victim, and the facts of which are ets follows:
A. R. Massey, who runs a grocery-house, was
sittirg by the fire iu the rear end of the store,
when some one shot through the door, the shot
striking Massey in* tbo back and inflicting a
Three parties aro under arrest, charged wiih
the shooting, and w ho will have a preliminary
trial to morrow, when the facts will be givon
to tho public.
A \ erdtct of Not 'tidily.
ispkcul to i'hi£ news, |
Brenham, January 11.—One of the indict-
ments against C. C. Lieb, late county treasure.",
charged with defalcation, was tried in the Dis-
trict Court at Bellville yesterday, and the jury
brought in a verdict of not guilty. There wero
six indictments, the cases having boao trans-
ferred on a change of venue to Austin county.
The trial of another case has been set for the
Dusky Knight* of the Green Cloth nounded Up.
ISfkcial to The Nmra.1
Waco. January 11.—Sheriff Harris and his
deputies made a raid on a negro gambling
den in the western suburbs of the city, this
morning, and captured ten of the dusky
knights of the green cloth. Crap-shooting -
a game of cbanca peculiar to the negro—was
the pastime they were engaged iu when.sur-
I ristd by the officers. Three of the lot gave
I ore! nrd the remainder were lodged iu jail to
fsricial to Ton .isirwsj
LarkIio, January 11.—Two prisoners con-
fined in the jail for minor offenses escaped
from the run around last night. One of them
was MarceUus Dorgberty, who is under bouel
also in the District Court of La Salle county,
charged with assault with intent to kill Mc-
Coy at tho town of C'otulla, a few weeks ago.
A Female Crook.
[special to thk nlws.1
Fort Worth, January 11. — A woman
named Nice:wringer was arrested in the Grand
View hotel, to-duy, for the theft of a pockot-
book, containing $40, belonging to Captain
John Morris, of the Texas and Pacific roil.
Her house was searched, and numerous other
stolen articles wero found on the premises.
Sneak Thieves at Work.
[Special to The News.]
Fcrt Worth, January 11.—Sneak thieves
infest the city in numbers, and potty theft3
are being elaily reported at police headquar-
ters. Saturday evening the residence of Mrs.
Higby was raided anet money and valuables
amounting to over $200 were stolen,
A Contingent for the Penitentiary.
ISfkcial to The Sews.1
Waco, January 11.—A detachment of Uni-
ted States troops from Fort Clark, having in
charge twelve deserters, passed hero this after-
noon en rente to Leavenworth, Kas , whore
tho deserters will be placed in confinement.
Refused to Ulve Him lip.
[Special to The News. I
Cleburne, Januaiy 11.—A deputy sheriff
went to Fort Woith to bring back Shipe, ar-
rested for stealing.two horses in this county,
but the authorities there refused to give him
up, and insist upon trying him there.
Two Horse* Stolen.
[Specialto Thk Nbws.1
Fort Worth, January 11.—Two horses be-
[onging to Captain J. D. Reed were stolen
from his stable, at his residence, in tho western
part of the city, last night. There is no trace
of the thieves.
Discovered to be a Defaulter.
Easton, Pa., January 11.—Charles Sim-
mons, a storekeeper and heavy slate dealer at
Portland, who mysteriously disappeared from
that place Monday, has been discovered to be
a defaulter to the amount of $40,000.
lieath of Mrs. Cochrane
[Special to The News. I
Brenham, January 11.—Mrs. Aunie L.
Cochrane, wife of Hon. W. D. Cochrane,
representative-elect to the legislature from
Austin county, died here this morning, at the
residence of her mother, Mrs. L. J. Spencer.
The deceased lady was raised in this county,
and had many warm friends aud relatives,
who mourn her loss and deeply sympathize
with the bereaved husband.
Death of Kx-lnlted State* Minister lllce.
Washington. January 11.—Colonel E. E.
Bice, who was United States minister to Japan
under the administration of Presidents Pierce,
Buchanan, Lincoln and Grant, died in thisoity
to-night, aged sixty-four years. He was a
native of the state of Maine.
Death of Captain Charles VV. Folger.
Geneva, N. Y., January 11.—Captain Chss.
W. Folger, only son of the late secretary of
the treasury, died of consumption, this morn-
ing, in this city, aged 40 years.
Dead-lock in the Senate.
Saciiajiento, January 11.—Tho dead-lock
in tho state Senate will probably be broken
when the Senate reconvenes Monday by the
Republicans voting with " read-outs'' for
Knifcht. The Senate consists of twenty Re-
publicans. twenty Democrats and Lieutenant-
governor Daggett in thachnir. Five senators,
known as "read-outs," of the Democratic par
ty, st fl« lute; Democratic State convention,
insist that ICnight,'who is one of their number,
shall be elected speaker pro tern. The other
Democratic members, known as " straight-
outs," refuse to vote with them, which causes
a dead-lcck. On a party tie ballot, the chair-
mail would cast bi3 vote deciding with tho De-
ing the United States was purely a mercenary
one. He proposed to devote the funds accru-
ing from taia leotures to mercy, char-
ity and bentvolence. Speaking of Eng-
land, he said the British empire was
suiroundcd by enemies, who hato England be-
cause* she is liouest and tries to be free. She
is hated by Germany, who also hates the
United States because her eiown-troddeu
peasantry find ati asylum here. England Is
also bated by France, tho so-called domooracy
where mob rule obtains. But blood is thloker
than water, aud this country, no matter what
differences they may have had cau not
forget this fact.
Henry Ward Beecher sent a letter regretting
his absence,in whioh he said; "Saturday night
is too close upon Sunday, and a dull sermon, of
all things on earth, has no good reason for ex-
ITEMS FROM VARIOUS POINTS.
Wnshlnpton County Teacher*' Institute.
ISricoiAi. to Thk Nkwb.I
Brenham, January 10.—The Washington
County Teachers' instilute was organized here
to-day. The white teachers, numbering twen-
ty-flve, met and elected Professor E. W. Tar-
rant, of Chappell Hill, president, and ap-
pointed a committee to draft a constitution
and by-laws, aud to report at a meeting to be
held on the 24th instant.
The colored teachers, numbering forty-two,
also met, and elected Mr. A. VV. Knoxon, of
Chappell Hill, president, and, after appoint-
ing a committee to drafr a constitution and
bj laws, adjourned, to meet again on the Slit
All the teachers at both meetings were eu
thusiastic, and much good Is expected In the
cause of education by this movement.
Judge Kirk is working hard to place his
county in the front rank of those counties hav-
ing a successful system of public schools, and
all tko teachers are ably sustaining his efforts.
It whs decided to hold a monthly session of
[Special to thk Nkws.1
Waco, January 11.—Transactions in city
real estate have been quite active during the
past week, the sales for tho tlmo amounting
to over $25,000. Prominent among the trans-
fers was the purchase of Colonel E. L. An-
drews's residence on Washington street, by
Mr. Gilbert, of the State Central bank, and
the purchase of Mr. Eugene Early's residence
on Colubus street, by Mr. Young, of Young
Mr. Isaac Sanger, of New York, left for
hon e this [ift<-rnoon, after a brief visit to his
brother, Mr. Sam Sanger, of thisoity.
[Special to thk Nkws.1
Dallas', January 11.—Tho coroner's inquest
on the remains of Sheers, the hackdriver killed
by Bob Land, developed no new features in
addition to those already published in Tint
News. The verdict waB iu accordance with
Mr. T. W. Waters, of Galveston, is here, en
route to Cleburne, where ho goes to open a
blanch office for S. S. Floyd & Co.
Sain Entertained by the Lotus Club.
New York, January 11.—George Augustus
Paid was entertained by the Lotus club last
night. One hundred and fifSy members were
in attendance. Whitelaw Reid, editor of the
New York Tribune, presided, and Joseph Pu-
litzer, of the World, and Horace White, of thQ
Post, were among the guests. Whitelaw Reid
presented Mr. h'ala to ttis company. Mr. Hi]a,
in a speech, disclaimed tho insinuations in
seme morning journals that his object in visis-
Didit't Surprise Him.
[Special to The Newb.1
Lareeo, January 11.—The Mexican, Chi
varria, whose conviction and death penalty
for murder at the spring term of our District
Court, received the news of its affirmance of
bis sentence in the Court of Appeals yesterday
with apporent indifference. His will be the
second legal hanging ever had lu Webboouuty.
Condition of Sheep.
[Special to Vhe Nkws.1
Laredo, Jauuary 11.—Captain Jones, who has
clsargeof the large sheep interests of McDinall
& Bli' u, is in the city to day, and makes a fa-
vorable report of the condition of sheep this
w iuter. 11 is a fact that the prickly pear ia
this western country in extreme drouths sup-
plies the place of both food and water for
(Special to Tdk Nkws.1
Marlin, January 11.—Mr. A. E. Watson,
our county representative, will leavo for Aus-
tin in the morning.
Miss Emma Anders and Misses Minnie and
W iflie Killebrew leave iu the morning for
Austin, where they will attend school.
A Very Tame Affair.
[Special to Tub Nkws.1
Laredo, January 11.—The advertisement
that one of tho features of the bull-flghta this
evening would be the killing of a bull by a
celebrated and beautiful woman drew a large
crowd, which, as usual, was sorely disap-
pointed by a very tame affair.
They Think He Will Uet There.
(Special to The News.1
Laredo, January 11.—Mr. J. J. Irving
leaves in the morning for Washington city,
where he will remain until after the inaugu-
lation of President Cleveland. Some of his
friends thiuk bo will secure a good appoint
l ulorrm System of Text Book*.
i Special to The Naws.t
Cleburne, January 11.—The County School
Teachers association met yesterday and drew
up a memorial to tho legislature for a uniform
system of school text books lu each county in
Kn Route to Austin.
I8pecial to The Nbws.1
Fort Worth. January 11.—Representatives
A. G. Gunter, of Cook county, M. H. Whaley,
of Montague and Clay, and Lenox, of Bowie,
passed through the city to-night, en route for
The llremond Hoad—Candy Pulling—Goue to
[Special to The News.]
Nacogdoches, January 10.—The weather is
warm and pleasant. Three white frosts and a
rain is the farmers adage, and it rarely fails.
There have been two, but fortunately missed
Little Earnest, the four-year-old son of Mr.
Giles Grain, died last Tuesday e vening, after a
lingering and painful illness.
Mr. R. C. Sbindler has sold his Lufkln store
to Mr. E. M. Broom, of this place.
Archie Forbes has geme to Austin to try and
get the position of page in the legislature. Ho
has held this position in the Senate aud iu the
House, and it ii« thought will probably succeed
There was a caudy-pulling at the Hon. Pey-
ton Edwards's last mgbt, presided over by
Miss Lillie Arnold. A jolly, merry time was
had, and sore-fingers are numerous to-day.
A letter from E. L Bremond states that the
recent rains were very light from H breve port
to Logarsport anel that division of his road
was not at all injured. He was surprised ati
(lie disaetrous effects in other portions of
li. S. Lcvett, late of the firm of Lea &
Lovett, Cold Spring, has been appointed at-
torney for Bremoud's road, with headquarters
at this place.
Deep Water a state Necessity—Political Points.
! Special to The News. i
Mesquite, January 11.—Every unbiased
and sensible man knows that deep water at
Galveston will be beneficial to the entire State.
Our congressmen should be a unit on the sub-
General W. I,. Caball has tho strongest in-
dorsement for marshal of this elistrict. Hon.
W. A. Kendali, of Pilot Point, oppears to
have the inside track for collector of internal
'i ha Herald announces that Lieutenmt gov-
ernor Gibbs will not be a candiilate for gov-
ernor two years hence.
Ml» Clara Morris.
[Si*.oialto The News.I
New Orleans, January 11.—Clara Morris
closed a brilliant engagement here of six per-
formances, yesterday afternoon. The Grand
Opera houtto was crowded at every perform-
ance. Miss Morris never appeared to bettor
advantage in two of her great creations—Cora,
in Article 47, and Barah Multon, Iu her great
play of Miss Multon. Miss Morris left for
Houston and Gulvoston, iu her special oar, this
Mormon* After Meitcnii Land*.
Salt Lakh, January It.—Recently nmi
high Mormons returned from Mexico, whtre
they reached the stronghold oi' utitanieable
Yenquin savages and made a conditional
treaty with the rn. Within a feiv days John
Taylor, head Mormon of the church, Chief
Counseleir Smith, Bishop Sharp 5 and ot.hom
left heie, and it is known they ure en route to
Mexico. It is believed they hava gone to the
capital lo treat with the Me xican government
for lands ami a charter like the Nauvoo char-
ter. Their plan is to make a rendezvous for
Mormons liable to prosecution under the Ed-
munds law; also, to form the nucleus of a
future empire, and in their favor is tho fact
that the Yanquins, a tribe of terrible Indians,
have never been subdued. Tho people of
northern Mexican Slates fear thorn exceed-
Appeal for More Funds
New Orleans, January lo.—The United
States commissioners of tho World's exposi-
ticu unanimously adopted a long mamo ial
to tho legislatures of th -ir respective States
and Territories. The memorial gives areiutne
of the situation and enlarges oil the giijiutie
proportions the exposition has assumed.
They speak of the difficulties which liesot
the great enterprise, tho untiring energy of
the management and impossibility, unices ro-
leived by the board, to do what they origin-
ally intended for state exhibits. In cjnnlusi ju
th« memorial says: It is for the purpose of
urging upon jou the importance of this
undertaking and with the hope
of inducirg you to approp-iate
additional funds whenever you may learn
from your commissioners the s aino are neces-
sary. Tbat we have the interest of our c mi-
llion country at staks tbue induces to address
you, and that each and every Slate should
have complete representative exhibit is for
the advantage of all the States.
Jay Gould'* Yacht.
Charleston, 8. C., January 11. — Jay
Gould's steam yacht Atalanta arrived yester-
day from New York.
For Baby'* Sake.
Do you remember that morn in May, dear?
Birds were singing and flowers ablow:
Out in the wo ids we kept the day, dear—
lfaby's birthday a year aeo.
Chasing the butterflies o'er the clover,
Plucking the flowers a crown to make;
For she was queen the whole world over,
All was happy—for Baby's sake.
But the sunshine passed and the dark clouds
Fell a shadow our fives between,
And Baby's sweet little face wos lifted,
Wondering what oould that shadow mean,
"Father, kiss mother," Baby faltered;
Oh, we wept till our heart* muse break.
As the eld, old love came back unaltered,
All forgiven—for Baby's sake.
Baby is (tone to the golden weather,
Over the shining mountain's brow;
Through the dark mists we walk together,
We bare only each other now.
Put your hands into mine and pray, dear,
Pray thafsoon the morn will break,
That Ood will hear us and show the way, dear.
Safe into heaven—for B-iby's sake.
[Frederic E. Weatlierly.
[Santa Fe Democrat.1
A broncho is a horse. He has four legs, like
(he sow-horse, but is decidedly more skittish.
The broncho is of gentle deportment and m>
dest mein, but there isn't a real safe place
about bim. There is nothing mean about the
broncbo though; ha is perfectly reasonable
and acts on principle. All he asks is to be lot
alone, but he does ask this, and even insists
on it. He is firm iu this matter, and no
kind of argument can shako his
defeimtnation. There is a broncbo that lives
out some miles from this city. We know bim
right well. One day a man roped him and
tried to put a saeidle on bim. Tbo broncho
lookeei sadly at him, shook his held, aud
begged the fellow, ns plain as could be, to go
away and not try to interfere with a broncho
who w as simply engaged iu the pursuit of his
own happiness: but the man came on with the
saddle and continued to aggress. Then
the broncho reached out with hi? right
hiltd foot and expostulated with him so that
he died. Whpn thoroughly aroused the bron-
cho is quite fatal, find if you can get close
enough to bim to examine his cranial structure
yeiu will find a cavity just above the aye
v here the bump of rc-morse should be. The
broncho is what the cowboys call " high
strurg." If you want to k.iow just how high
he is stiung, .climb up onto bis
opex. We rodo a broncho once. We
didn't travel far, but the ride was
mighty exhilarating while it lasted. Wo
got ou with great pomp and a derrick, but wa
cidn't put on any unnecessary style when we
went to get off. The beast evinced consider-
able surprise when we took up our location
upon his doi'sal fin. He seemed to think a
moment, and then lie gathered up his loius
and delivered a volley of heels and hard-
wore, straight out from the shoulder.
The recoil was fearful. We saw that our
seat was going to bs enntested, and we
began to make a motion to dismount,
but the beast had got under way by
this time, so we breathed a silent hymn aud
tightened our grip. He now went off into a
spasm of toll, stiff-legged bucks. He pitchad
lis so high that every time we started down we
w ould meet him coming up ou another trip.
Finally he gavo us one grand, farewell boost
and we clove the firmament and split up
through the hus-hed ethereal until our toe3
ached from the lowness of the temperature,
and we could distinctly hear the music of the
spht res. Then we came down and fell, in a littla
heap, about 100 yards from tho starting point.
A kind Samaritan gathered up our remaius in
a cigar-box and carried us to the hospital. As
they looked pityingly at us, the attendant sur-
geons marveled as to the nature of our mishap.
One said it was a cyclone, another that it was
araiiicad mash up, but we thought of the
caiico-hided pony that was grazing peacefully
ir. the dewy mead, a'jel held our peace.
[California Spirit of the Times.]
Tho question has been asked, is the anti-rail-
road sentiment of the State dead! We hope
not. Wo hope it will iivo and thrive and in-
crease until every vestige and shadow of en-
terprise, business and industry is driven (at
least) from San Francisco. It is on the fair
road to that end now, let us keep it going.
Berate capital; abuse monejodaud wealthy
men; decry enterprise; libel manufactures;
compel old residents to "shake the
dust from off their shoe3" aud go
elsewhere to rest in peace and quiet-
ness. San Francisco does not require
business, capita!, wealth, industry or manu-
factures to make it successful; all it requires
is a strong anti-railroad sentiment. Let's have
it, and let's have it good, so that those who
are foolish enough to remain hero may starve
on tb« streets. No, keep it up. Put on mora
fuel. Keep tho fires of an anti railroad senti-
ment bright and glowing aud filled to reple-
tion, Le.t's damn aud denounce all corporate
wealth, and then in the same breath invite the
moneyed men elsewhere to come here and In-
veBt, and as aoou as they do so let us denounce
and blackguard them, aud say they are
thieves and robber3 and have stolen
all they possess: threaten thorn, in-
suit them, and attar they are
driven off let's invite another lot of gnlls to
ecme here and enjoy our anti-railroad, anti-
coiporate climate. It is a beautiful idea. We
do not require population; there ore more here
cow than we want. We want; to try au experi-
ment; we want to see just how long the ava-
i age man con live em a diet of wind pudding.
That is just what we will come to—that is,
those who are left—viz: a neighborhood of
wind-pudding eatei-s. But, iu order to enjoy
that luxury, we must keep the tirade against
every interest that will contribute to any other
diet. The anti-railroad sentimemt ctoadi By
no means. On the contrary, quite the reverse.
Dead? Forbid it! Not so long as there is a
dollar of capital in the State we can drive oat
by abusing it.
There are 752 miles of strest car lines—tram-
ways, they aro called over there—in Eugland.
HOW HOTELS AUK SWINDLED. j
fclircwd Device* for Obtaining Board for \o-
[Now York Mall and Express.]
" It is no exaggeration to assert that in a
great metropolitan community like ours three
are thousands of men and women who live on
the best tho land can afford aud occupy the
choicest apartments iu hotels and boarding-
houses, without paying for the fare or the ac-
commodations placed at their servioe."
This statement was iriado by a pro nluent
down-town real-esta'o ngent yesterday when
requested by a reporter to throw some light on
a re markable case thut was made public this
week through proceedings instituted in tho
courts. Iu that case o woman who conducts a
bourding-houeo on West Twelfth street reateJ
apartments to two lady tenants who took the
rcoiris at a stated monthly rental and agreed
to pay board by the week. They failed to
moke payments as stipulated, and when t'-io
landlady undertook to eject them she .
discovered that, owing to tho peculiarity of
the contract under which they entered her
house, the relation of landlord and touant,
and not that of heist and guest, existe I be-
tween the porties. When she instituted
criminal proce«liui*8 she was told tint the
Police Court had no jurisdiction over sunh
cuses, and on appealing to thecivll coir'ti for
redress, she was nonsuited on tho grouu.i that
she should bring a regular action of ejiiofc-
ment. This is a slow proceeding, anel darinj
its pendency her guests were permitted 11 oc-
cupy her rooms, for which she was unable to
"Yes," said the real estate man, " there are
any number of such cases, and they aro gen-
erally manipulated by women. A smart
woman iu stylish dresH can easily drive a bar-
gain on her own terms, and if she under-
stsndn the law aud has no conscience she cut
readily impese on confiding landladies "
Mr. William D. Gnrrisou, who is proprietor
of the Grand Union hjtel and secretary of the
hotel association, gave come interesting facts
in relation to the piofeesionaL, who tb: .ve at
the expense of hotel-keepers.
"There ere innumerable modes of swindling
us," be said; " but since our association wo
have been able to protect one another t > somo
extent. The most respectable style of im-
posing on us is known as the family mole. A
gentleman with bis wife and daughters will
er-gage board and 6eleot the most oxpensive
rooms we have. Ills tastes will be tho most
fastidious, and tho daughters will require at-
tendance danced on them constantly.
The bills will be paid tho first wec-k, the
second, and perhaps the third. Next
week payment will not be made ou the
regular pay-day, but u few days afterivard,
and after that they will shut down altogether
and inform jou that a remittance whi^h is ex-
pected from some distant point has not ar-
rived and that husband, wife and daughters
do not understand what could have hap-
pened, and that they aro pained beyond meas-
ure attho suspense. Meantime they are un-
remitting in their demands for extra atten-
tions, and never appear to imagine that a ho-
tel manager has feelings that might possibly
be pained also, and bills that must be met."
no practical remedy.
" How do you deal with such people;"
"We would seize their baggage as sev-irity
for board; but professionals who come to your
house for the purpose of swindling yo'i do not
bring valuable baggage, and you have really
no remedy against them. They can s.:enc
trouble ahead, and when they Una it exoing
they adopt tuctics suited to the occasion.
They lodge a complaint at the office charging
that vaiuible jewelry has been atol-'-u from
their rooms, and thus assume the ng, j-slve.
We are compelled to investigate the ( i^gex,
and while doing so our worthy guest-obtain
another lease of life at our expense. Occa-
sionally (lit-y will condescend to make s. com-
promise by raying something on as-oiint,
which we are usually glad to receive."
"Who conducts the diplomatic work on bo-
half of family guests?"
"Tbo gentiemau usually leaves thesi deli-
cate affairs in the bands of the ladies, who
manage them systematically and scientifically.
The lady will tel! you that her husband is full
of business and has no time to attend to the
details of household affairs. She will gen-
erally try to make arrangements by the
month, and if you drop a hint about security
she will grow indignant and take fro u her
trunk a big bundle of mining stocks, which sbe
will exhibit before your eyes. If you h ippen
to smile on beholding these securities, <ha ia
liable to go off in a fit.
'■ Another e'lass of swindlers with who nit
is hard to deal," continued Mi1. Garrison, "are
members cf the learned professions, usu.iUy
broken-down lawyers. Tho limb of the law
will register and give vou his business card.
He will pay his first bill promptly, and then
the iroublo commences. When you present
the secemd bill he will offer you a worthless
note or an indorsed check drawn by a party
whose existence is simply mythical. He will
not admit tbatthe person is a myth, and when
the paper is discovered to be of no value ha
will rave and swear and insist that he himsalf
is the victim of a swim!la."
"Eces the lawyer come out ahead in the
*' In all such cases we hold the baggage, but
we are losers all tho same. These men never
pay their bills because they never inteud to do
so. They will often replevin tho baggage,
and we usually find it most economical to grin
and bear the loss, a? it. does not pay to retain
counsel in all these cases. We are not allowed
to open the baggage, and as it may bo worth-
less to any person but the owner we let it go,
and report the swindler to tho hotel fraterni-
ty, w ho will be placed on their guard. Hotel
men, as a rule, however, are considerate and
kind hearted. If they believe that one of
their guests has met with nu'sf irtune an I that
he means to do right, he is m ;c with courtesy
and generous treatment."
the hardened sinner.
"There is another class of swindlers," he
continued, "who are characterized by Intel-
keepers as professional beat3. Their method
of operating ia peculiar. After one of these
gentlemen has registered he takes a violent
fit, and as he writhes and groans great com-
passion is excited in his behalf. We send for
a physician and do everything wo can for our
guest, who gives us the address of hia
friends. In an hour or two he is convales-
cent, and orders meals aud delicacies sent to
bis room, of which he partakes heartily. Next
day we discover that his friends aie not to be
found at tho address given, and that our guest
has flitted. The losses we Bustain from sack
men are not serious, but they are very annoy-
ing. Bhould we happen to capture one of
these patients while ~ making his way to the
street we ring for a policeman and the magis-
trates usually send them to the IsUnd for ten
days in default of payment of a fine of $10.
Ladies feigu sickness ou our hands also, and it
is not so easy to deal with them as with men.
Invariably they secure the sympathies of the
servants by telling extravagant stories. They
can play sick far better than men, and ws can
ouJ v diEpcse of them by Bending them to a hos-
pital, which they quit almost immediately
after their arrival."
Hotel proprietors lose 500 per cent, more by
the family mode of swindling than by any
other method. Business men who travel from
city to city are regarded as the most deiir-
able guests. They require less attention and
are more prompt in settling their bill J. A
cheek or diaft presented a commercial travel-
er is usually taken without question. Mr.
tinniern says that the losses sustained by
hotels through the operatiems of profession-
al swindlers do not now exceed one-
half of one per cent, the year round.
Before the association was formed they
were much higher. Professionals can
now operate with success only by re-
gistering a new name at every hotel they
patronize, and even then their chances of suc-
cess are small, because a descriptive list is for-
warded to landlords with every case reoo ted.
Few Europeans attempt systematic swindling,
and those usually operate by representing that!
tboy are scions of some noble house or ollieeri
of some foreign army or navy. Petty devices
for " beating" restaurants have been practiced
frcm time immemorial. In the eating-houses
or. the Bowery special provision is ma le toe
such cases. The cashier turns the cii'timer
0^ er to the " bouncer" of the house, wh i vislta
bim with the law of which John L. Sullivan ia
a noted exponent.
An ordinary oxpress train is said by a rail-
road mon to be worth $93,000, allowing &30,-
000 for the engine and tender, $1000 for the
baggage-car, $2000 for a postal car, $10,003 |
each for two ordinary passenger cars, and
$15,000 each for three palace cars.
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