The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 98, Ed. 1 Sunday, June 29, 1884 Page: 1 of 8
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Bold on Monthly rayraonts For information ad-
J. W. BIRSON & CO., Special A^ts.
J. n. IIAWI.EY & CO., General AirenM.
PETIT'S BEACH HOTEL BIND
BEACH HOTEL THEATER
Ploys In front of the Beach Hotel,
SUNDAY, JUNE 29, AT 6 P. M.
1. Overture— Norma Bellini
8. Concert Waltz—New Vino Strauss
8. Fantasia on Old Melodies Kiosior
4. Morceau—The Amazone's Ride Purchman
B. Idyl—Force and Forest MicHaelia
PART II. CONCERT.
6. Overture—Gtrofle OiroQa I&oocq
1> Bolero-Hpanlsh bosquet
B. Bolo for Baritone—Rocked in the Cradloof
the Deep •..
(By Mr. Chris. Smith.)
0. Grand Selection from Travluta Verdi
10. Descriptive—'The Express Train
11. Overture—Pique Dame Buppe
12. Humoi iBtic—The Barnyard Fahrbaoh
18. Solo for Clariouet Seleoted
(By Mr. Ed. Boos.)
14. Potpourri on Harrigan & Hair's Melodies.
IB. Finale—Sweet Spirits ; —*—-
Excursion trains to day between Houston and
Galveston on all regular trains via G., C. and S. F.
mid M. P. Rys, ; also an extra train leaving
Houston via G.. H. and H. railway at 2 p. m., and
returning leaves Galveston via same road at 10:80
p. m. One fare for the Round Trip.
Hnrrali for tie West Eoi!
SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 1884,
Trains leave Ninth and Winnie at 10.00 a. m.
44 8.00 p. m.
" " " •• 4.00 p. m.
Returning leave West End at 11.30 a.m.
41 " *4 44 5.80 p. m.
«« »« " »* 8.00 p.m.
Everybody Invited. Music for Dancing all dav.
Fish Chowder, Chile con Carne and Stuffed Crabs
at 10 oents a piate.
A Grand florae Tournament for a Gold Medal,
FREE FOR ALL.
7 Am ready to serve dinner or lunch to parties of
from one to 1000 people ott short notice, at moder-
ate prices. Fare 25 cents week days and Sundays.
*. M. GONZALES, Manager.
FOURTH OF JULY
CELEBRATION AND PICNIC,
AT lULIAFS GARDEN.
Parade by Military and Firemen. Drill-
in?! Games! Dancing!
PRIZES—An elegant sword for most popular
military company; gold-headed cane for most
popular member Washington Guards; large silver
pitcher and eoblet for most popular fire company.
Also prizes for different games. Potato Race, Hack
Race, Three-legged Race, etc. Tug War between
Washington Guards and Sealy Rifles. One mile
running race between a member of Guards aad
member of Galveston Gymnasium.
By tie celebrated Crack Team of the
HOUSTON LIGHT QO&SD.
Prize Drill Between Little 4 and Big 4.
Grand Concert by Profegnor Linden-
. Dancing commencing at 7:80 p. rp. Garden illuml-
\ nated by Electric Lights and 1000 Chinese
Admfftftion, 50 Cents ; Children, 25 Cent*.
Why is it that, notwithstanding the
complaint of dull trade, my sales are
as large now as at any time aunng
J believe it is because, beside filling orders
promptly and with first-class goods, 1
am content with small uniform profits
all the year round—do not charge car-
Also, because orders sent to me by mail
are filled with the same care, with as
good selections, and at as low prices
as tf the Purchaser were buying the
goods in person, with cash in hand.
One New Firc-proof 7aalt Door.
Due New Fire and Burglar-proof Sale.
Hag the latest Improved Burglar-proof Chest, with
Jrane Kings, and first-class lUntt Lock.
One New Fire-proof Safe.
These articles are of first-class manufacture, Just
from the factory, and for sale ct i;up.
Address, for Particulars,
Geo. M. Steirer & Co.,
commission AND GRAIN MERCHANTS,
W Strand • • ■ Galveston.
®lje felncstim JJaHij
Office of Publication : Noh. 184 a#d 186 Mechanic Street, Galveston. Entered at the Postoffice at Galveston as Second-clash Matter.
vol. xliil-no. 98.
galveston. texas. sunday, june 29, 1884.
IN TOUR NEXT ORDER INCLUDE A
Gravely & Miller's
j «-"a bsdjsuoq jo h\'l
IT IS FINE.
Ullmann, Lewis &'Co.
THE BEST O-INOHPLUO TOBACCO MADE.
Call for Uncle Kentns and Hare ijo other
EVERY BOX GUARANTEED.
Wholesale Grocers and Importers,
J. H. Hawley & Co.,
Close attention gWen correspondence, and quo-
tations promptly wired on request.
We have just received a carload of the very
In 82 and 16 gallon varnished Dackaites. It Is su-
perior to any in the market to-day, and offer it to
the trade at the remarkably low figures:
32 gallon Barrels at $6 75,
16 gallons Kegs at $3 75.
QUALITY OF CIDER GUARANTEED.
Do not fail to try a case of our CONCENTRATED
LEMONADE, at S3 75. They are packed 1 dozen
in case, 4 each Pineapple, Raspberry and Claret,
the inojt Wholesome and Refreshing Summer
Send us your orders for groceries, if you want
rock bottom prices.
Leo Mer k total,
TIE COLLOMDE HOTEL,
TUST OPENED FOR BUSINESS. ONE OF THE
0 most elaborately equipped institutions of Its
kind in the State. Locality in heart of city; street
cars every 15 minutes. In fact, it is the commer-
cial tourist's paradise. Largo sample-rooms and
every convenience. No noise from passing trains.
First-class bar attached. Porters meet all trains.
Table luxuries the best. The commercial tourists
will find it to their comfort and interest to give
this institution a call.
THOMPSON «fe THODK,
Cne eight-horse power Engine and
■Boiler This engine and boiler is in good
running order, with ez try thing complete.
It can be seen at The News Office, and
is to be sold because it is not large enough
for air purposes. The Engine and
Boiler will be sold tor $350, cash or city
Apply at The News Counting-room.
JL H. 3ELO &, CO
This Powder nerer runes. A marvel of purity
strength and wholesomeness. More economical
than the ordinary kinds. 8old only In oaiw.
ROYAL BAKING FOWDEB CO., IOC Wall St., N. T.
180 Rough and Beady "Cart Wheels."
120 Children's assorted School Hats.
130 assorted colors, Sailor Hats.
CO Frcueli Chip Dress Hats.
48 Straw, Street and Dress Hats.
300 bunches fine French Flowers.
150 Ostrich Plnmcs, all colors.
Baby Bonnets and Leghorn Hats in
great variety. Ladles Underwear,
Baby Bobeti, and a splendid
stock «f Embroideries.
200 and 211 Postofllce Street.
Small Pica for Sale
>VE HAVE ABOUT 1000 POUNDS
which has been but little used that we
will sell at
20 CENTS PER POUND,
in bulk or In small quantities. Apply Immediately
to A. H. BELO * CO.. Oalvctou.
TO MAKE business brisk during the dull times,
I offer the following inducements to my retail
trade: I guarantee best goods for the least money;
box trade lower prices than ever; jobbing trade one
box at large lot prices. A. W. SAMUELS. Tobac-
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General Land Agency, Austin, Texas.
Buy and sell lands and land certificate*. Exam-
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Business correspondence solicited.
ORTHWE8T TEXAS LANDS—
For information concerning, address
SfOE & HARRIS. San Saba. Tex.
A Brace of Worthies Play Engagements at
[Special to The News.]
Richmond, June 28.—The people of Richmond, as
a rule, are hospitable to strangers, and the weary
traveler, when he arrives in tho city, is received
with all the courtesy ana friendship usually found
in a refined population; but if things keep on as
they have been recently, Richmond will prove any-
thing but a haven of rest for new-comers unless
their credentials will prove to bo of a most satis-
factory character. Recently a spry individual ar-
rived here, giving out that he was a Pinkerton de-
tective, but when he hinted that he was one of
Governor Ireland's fly cops in the ience-cutting
business, all eyes were turned toward him, and he
at once became the center of attraction. To make
a long Btory short, he fleeced all who succumbed
to his winning ways, and by way of capping the
climax " tied the hotel man's hair " to the tune of
a neat sum, after which he glided softly away to
seek valleys green and pastures new.
thib was bad enough, and the good people had
scarcely stopped from reflecting ou it, when
another oily-tonjrued rascal visited the town, put-
ting up at the National hotel. He registered as
Ben Martin, 'and claimed to be an ex-confederate
colonel of the Army of the Tennessee, and also a
brother of Bill Martin, of Mississippi river fame.
Was he ever an editor? Of course ho was. He at
one time, he stated, furnished thunder for the
Natchez Democrat, and also published a paper at
Holly Springs, Miss. After this announcement
the Richmond people began to look upon him as
a distinguished arrival, aud about as genial a cuss
as ever visited the city; but when lie casually
stated that he possessed large and valuable pro-
perty in the Crescent city, where his mother and
sister resided, his stock went away up, and all
voted him about as pleasant a man as the city ever
Was he in the newspaper busine-s now? Of
course he was. The New York Herald had en-
gaged him to furnish delectable literature under
the cognomen of Cowboy. But his chief object in
Texas at present was to purchase cattle for an im-
mense ranch owned by nim in Colorado. He ex-
hibited bills of a valuable printing outfit in Evans-
ville, Ind., which he said he had purchased, but
hod no immediate use for, as he was about to be-
come a stockman. He knew everybody of note in
Colorado, New Mexico and Texas
Two ladies here who wished to make a trip North
accepted his kind offer to escort them thither, an 1
were especially delighted when he informed them
he could procure reduced railroad rates. Ho start-
ed for Houston to obtain the tickets, the ladies giv-
ing him $75 and $55, respectively, to pur-
chase the pasteboard, but the genial
Ben has failed to show up, so far,
and tho probability is he never will. He was ob-
served, Tuesday evening, at the San Antonio depot
as the train for New Orleans was about to depart.
Ben is a polished gentleman, talks like an angel,
stands about five feet nine inches, and will null
down the beam at 140 pounds. His auburn hair is
just turning gray, ana his mustache is rather
meager and or a very light color: bin eyes are of a
lovely blue, and his cranium is bald. He walks
lame, wears a stockman's regulation hat (size 7^),
a bottle-green coat of fine cassimere, and sports
rattlesnake pants. By profession he is a typo-
graphical artist, ana is so keen aiid intelligent that
he would 44 hang up " the pope himself without
Mr. David Nation, of this city, is very anxious to
grapple with Mr. Morton, according to the London,
Queensbury or any other rules. In fact, Mr. Nation
will pay a reward for the capture of the oily fraud.
In the meantime Richmond is aroused, and the
people are on tho alert for prospectors and tourists.
Business Trouble at Jacksonville.
rspkcial to The news.1
Jacksonville, June 28.—The dry goods house of
J. M. Gibson, of this place, was closed to-day by
A SHALLOW WATER SHOT.
HOW THE TEXAS DELEGATION
A WILDCAT " SPECIAL " StJMMAMLY
No Truth In the Statements Published in a
Houston Newspap r—Senators and
J [Special to The News.]
Washington June 28.—The following dispatch
* which appeared In the Houston Post of the 19th
infctant, was to day called to the attention of The
" Washington, /). C., Juno 17.—Tho impression
prevails among the members of the Texas dele-
gation that the Eads bill for the improvement of
Galveston harbor does not stand the ghost of
a chance to pass either house of Congress this
session, ond probably not at any time. The senate
committee on appropriations, which has the bill in
charge for that end of the capitol. appears kindly
disposed and is willing to hear arguments in behalf
of the bill from any source. But this frienrtly dis-
position is mainly due to the respect in whioh the
Texas senators are held. There are several sen-
ators of extravagant and monopolistic views on
the committee, and this may also have something
to do with the liberal show that is granted the
project. There Is little doubt though that the com-
mittee will make an adverse report. The bill has
been treated witli disregard from the very first on
the house side of the capitol. The river arid lnrbor
committee seems to regard it as an extravagant
and visionary scheme, worthy alone of Eads and
the Grant regime, ana it was with difficulty that a
healing coulu be obtained. No possible aid can ba
expccted from the committee, even should the bill
be brought up for discussion.
"To render the prospects of the bill still more
gtoomy, several well-known engineers now in
Washington have circulated statements to the
effect that the requisite number of feet of water
can be secured on Galveston bar for sums vastly
less than the amount demanded by Eads. The
sM»o engineers alBo protest against the passage of
1 claim the' wm
11 jit "" m _ Hp
cim guarantee satisfactory work. The bill is also
an; special bill, and claim
fccracts should be i
at the government
ven to the lowest bidder who
Injured by the statements that there are other har-
bors on the Texas coast near to the railroa Is which
din be improved for comparatively small sums.
The deep-water committee from Galveston, which
has been here for some time to push the project,
hate changed from a former sanguiuo spirit to de-
spondency. The inevitable fate of the bill Is prob-
ably well known, and a lingering wish that Ochil-
tree had not been permitted to strike out the an-
nual appropriation is plainly visible. Several of
the Texas delegation look upon the scheme as a
4 wildcat' measure, but at the same time are willing
to aid in pushing any reasonable bill."
The statement contained iu the dispatch needs
no refutation here, where everybody is conversant
with the standing of the Eads measure before Con-
gress and knows the prevailing opinion regarding
its character and prospects. But in order that the
people of Texas may understand how utterly void
of truth or foundation are the statements in thi?
and other similar dispatches being constantly sent
from here in the interests of shallow water, your
reporter proceeded to interview the Texas delega-
tion in Congress, the Galveston committee and
Mr. Willis, chairman of the committee on rivers
and harbors in tho nouse. The following are tho
expressions from these gentlemen;
Mr. Ochiltree—My views upon this whole matter
were published in The News nearly a month
since In my remarks introducing the Galveston
deep-water delegation to the committee on rivers
a.- 1 harbors. I can not conceive how a friend of
di could hesitate for a moment aft *r lis-
'JtlJ*W* J^vMwer-'Me argti
fa lent ofCaptaln Eaus before the senate aud hou-w
committees. The Texas delegation are notonlv
unacimcusly in favor of the Eads plan, but we will
carry It through, either at this session or the ad-
journed session in December. I look for a favor
i.ble report from tho senate committee before
adjournment. Captain Eads knows no such word
as fail. The la-de-dah engineers do not scare him
worth a cent. They predicted the failure of his
Mississippi river jetties, and that was the grandest
engineering success of the times. His Galveston
work will equal in quality and success that groat
Judge Hancock—I have very high confidence in
the merits of any enterprise of like character with
this Captain Eads would undertake at so great a
pecuniary risk to himself, since by the terms of
the undertakings proposed by himself, ho can re-
ceive no compensation until he shall have succeed-
ed in deepening the water upon the b*vr, and in
like manner further compensation as he shall at-
tain greater depth of water. I have not heard, nor
till now heard of, any such expressions from the
engineer officers as are attributed to them, and la
view of the history of former contests bet wean that
corps of the service and Captain Eads, I would
hardly think they would care to precipitate their
views so directly antagonistic to the positions
taken by Captain Eads. I have not heard any of
the Texas delegation express such opinions as are
attributed to them—that they regard tlio matter as
"a wild-cat schome "—or anything of that nature.
I do not regard myself sufficiently an engineer to
form a reliable judgment of the merits of tho pro-
:osed enterprise, but the great ability of Captain
•'ads, and his uniform former success, give rae
great confidence that he well understands what
he proposes to undertake, aud I believe
that if the government makes the proposed
contract with him, he will successfully carry it
out. I am not prepared to speak confidently as to
what may be the result of the measure before tho
present session of Congress, but from conference
with my colleagues and our verv efficient and
active senators, 1 hope for favorable action, espe-
cially in the Senate and possibly iu the House, even
at the present session. If not, should the measure
pass the Senate now, I believe it may be carried
through the House at the next session.
Senator Coke—At this late hour of the session,
with so much business pressing, it is hard to pre-
dict the chances of the Eads bill for passage
through the Senate this session. I am, however,
hopeful of its passage through both houses at the
next session. I look upon it as an important meas-
ure for Texas, and shall do my best in its favor.
Governor Throckmorton—I can not say there is
much probability of the passage of the Eads bill at
this session. There are many maturer measures
and pressing for consideration that can not bo
reached before adjournment. The measure is
in favor as it becomes better understood.
I regard its success as of vast importance to Texas,
and of equal Importance to the Indian Territory,
Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico
and Arizona. Indeed, deep water at Galveston, in
its commercial importance, would be widely felt,
and extend far beyond the interests of the States
and Territories mentioned. I do not regard it in
any sense as " a wild-cat scheme," but one deserv-
ing the highest and gravest consideration of Con-
Senator Maxcy—From conversations with sena-
tors, and especially with members of the commit-
tee on commerce, and from the knowledge whioh
I have of the vsry high estimate placed by sena-
tors on Captain I ads's merits as an engineer, and
from expressions as to the necessities to the com-
merce of the world of an outlet on the gulf coast of
Texas, I am satisfied that the Eads bill will be
favorably reported, and after full discussion, will
pass the Senate. Mr. Nimmo's report throws a
flood of light on the importance of an outlet
through Galveston harbor.
Mr. Miller—I have not expressed the opinion that
the Eads bill would not be passed. The Galveston
deep-weter delegation here did not expect tho bill
to be passed at this session of Congress, and tho
only expression of opinion that I have hoard has
been in reference to the probability of tho bill
passing at the present session Mr. Miller added
that he bad never expressed himself otherwise
than as friendly to the bill.
Sir. Wellborn—Since Captain Eads appeared be-
fore the senate aud house committees, in advocaev
of his proposition, it has been steadily growing in
favor. There is, however, no probability of the
bill be ng passed at this session of Congress. I am
firmly convinced that Captain Eads, if his propo
sition is enacted into law, will accomplish all he
promises in the matter of deepening the water in
Galveston harbor. I further believe that it is the
only practical plan which has yet been presented
for securing the desired depth of water, and I am
therefore heartily in favor of if. I have confidence
In the ultimate passage of the bill, aud shall do all
I can to promote this end.
Mr. Lanhnm stated that he was friendly to tho
Eads measure, and shouRf do whatever he could
for its passago. He hopes it may be passed at the
Mr. Culberson said that he had never expressed
the opinion that it stood no chance for passage.
He had said to tho Galveston committee that he
doubted the possibility o* passiug it at this session,
but that whenever Congress recognizes the Eads
measure as the only means of securing the desired
depth of water on Galveston bar the bill will be
very likely to pass. He had never spoken of tho
bill in the spirit indicated in tho dispatch referred
Mr. Jones said he had never heard auy expres
sion of such opinions concerning the measure as
those stated in the dispatch, coming from any of
the Texas d^ legation, and certainly had expressed
none 6uch himself. He deemed the Eads measure
one of vast importance, not only to the whole of
Texas, but to a very largo extent of contiguous
territory. He thought it would be regarded by
Congress when fully presented to the consideration
of that body.
Mr. Stewart stated tliat he had said nothing
about the Eads bill, either one way or the other,
and wi s not responsible for any statement pub-
lished concerning it.
Mr. Mills-.I have never said anything to justify
auy statement in that dispatch. On tho contrary,
I am an Eads man. Fhave the utmost confidence
in Captain Eads, and believe he will do exactly
what he savs. I am for the measure, believe it will
pass, and snail do all I cau for It. It is extremely
< proposition. The special thinks there is •* little
ubt" but the Beuate committee will make an
important to our State.
Mr. lteagan is absent and oould not be seen, but
he has been one of the most earnest and active
friends of the bill, having introduced it in the
House, and is known to regard its passago of tho
The dispatch in the Post was next shown to Mr.
Willis, chairman of tho committee on rivers and
harbors, who, after reading It, said: "Not a word
of truth in it. It is absolutely without foundation,
so far as relates to the committee on rivers and
hnrborn. The only trouble about the whole matter
was that the Galveston committee came here after
ihe river and harbor bill had been reported. Our
committee, nevertheless, heard the representatives
of Galveston twice, ana with deep interest. We
have never looked upon the Eads measure other-
wise than with respect. Not a word of truth in it,"
he repeated, as he turned to ieave the reporter.
The members of the Galveston committee were
next found and asked to make such comments as
they might deem proner in reference to tho dis-
patch. On behalf of the committee. Colonel
Moody responded as follows:
We have read the special you refer to, and will
say of it that it bears the unmistakable ear-marks
of shallow-water inspiration. Its assertions and as-
sumptions are singularly erroneous. No friend of
the Ends Dili has at any time expected it to pass
this session of Congress. Its friends are all hope-
fuJ of its passage next winter. The 14 friendly
llspositlon of the senate committee" i* not " main-
ly due to their respect for the Texas senators." We
believe it is mainly due to their confidence In tho
ability of Captain Eads and the reasonableness of
"adverse report." We are posiiive they will make
a favorable report. It is further erroneous and
wholly unwarranted to say that the
bill has been " disregarded on the house
side, and that the committee on riversand harbors
regard it as 44 an extravagant and visionary
scheme." There was not the ljastdiffculty in ob-
taining a hearing by the committee. On the con-
trary a hearing was readily given to Captain Eads
on the day named by himself. A further hoariug
was afterward given to the Galveston committee
and further hearings courteously tendered. It is
an error to say 4 4 no possible aid can bo expected
from the committee." When the bill comes up we
know it will receive valuable aid from and be ably
led by the committee, a majority of whom we
have reason to believe favor the bill. As to the
efforts of other engineers to defeat the bill it is un-
necessary to comment. It is,a great error, how-
ever, to say they are well known. We do not be-
lieve the Eads bill is injured by " statements that
other harbors on the Texas coast can bo
improved for comparatively small sums." We de-
sire to see all our harbors improved and liberal ap-
propriations made therefor. We are sure that the
friends of other ports reciprocate and earnestly de-
sire to see the Galveston port Improved to Its full-
est capacity. The improvement of all of our har-
bors necessarily benefits the entire State and every
material interest therein. It is an error of the
shallow-water special to suppose that the deep-
water committee from Galveston have changed
from a former sanguine spirit to despondency. On
the contrary, every day has added to our confidence
of the final passage of the Eads bill. We do not
beiieve that there is a lingering wish on the part of
any friend to deep water that the appropriation
had not teen stricken out. The striking out was
not a spasmodic action. It was the result of
mature deliberation and met the approval of the
entire Texas delegation, who Instructed Major
Ochiltree to make the motion. We believe no
friend of the Eads bill regrets this action or would
put back the appropriation If he could. The Gal-
veston committee would not puMt back if It oould,
even If they knew that the Eads bill would be de-
feated. It is an error to believe that any of the
l^xas delegation regard the Eads bill as a 44 wild-
44 wildcat " te tho torm so of^n
applied by hiB enemies when Captain Eads urged
before congress his Mississippi improvement. If
Captain Eads is a 44 wildcat," we regret that the
woods are not full of them.
These expressions exhibit not only the total lack
Of authority for any of the assertions concerning
the Eads bill contained in tho dispatch guoted, but
also the earnest and zealous interest felt by our
representatives in its success. It should also con-
vince the readers of TnE News of the fact that
such reports emanating from here are not in the
interest of Texas, but of individuals, and are in-
tended only to affect injuriously the pending mea-
sure in Congress.
Popular Candidates Ofliccrs Elected The
ISpecial to the News.1
Killeen, June 28.—Captain F. G. Wilkes, of Lam-
pasas, candidate for the state Senate, spoke here
to-day. He favors the making of carrying of con-
cealed weapons a felony, and is clear, lucid and
forcible in stating his position generally. The peo-
ple here seem to agree with him, and his outlook
is good for success.
W. H. Brownieg, of Lampasas, candidate fey
district attorney for the Twenty-seventh Judicial
district, comprising Bell, Burnet and Lampasas
counties, spoke here to-day to a large and enthusi-
astic crowd. His principal theme was to become
acqainted with the people of this county, he being
a perfect stranger to the majority of the people,
although he has a goodly number of friends who
have known him from reputation for several years
as county attorney of Lampasas county and dis-
trict attorney of the Sevent-enth Judicial district,
composed of Williamson. Burnet, Lampasas, San
Saba and Coleman counties. His chances are fair
among the people in this section of the county.
J. lioseburough,;of Belton, candidate for district
judge, also spoke to the same assemblage and
made a very good impression on the peoole of this
district, which will have good influence at the time
The following are the officers elected for the en-
suing term of Killeen Lodge No. 57, Knights of
Pythias: L.J. Tankersley, C. C.; J. C. S. Scher-
merhorn, V. C.; It. S. Myers, prelate; W. B. Mitch-
ell, M. of A.
The following officers were elected for tho ensu-
ing term of Killeen Lodge No. 230, U. F. T.: J. B.
Green, W. P.; G. F. French, W. A.; J. F. Webb,
chaplain: D. C. McDowell, R. 8.; J. Schermer-
ftorn, F. S.; J. R. Smith, treasurer; R G. French,
conductor. Hattie Hallmark, assistant conductor;
It. M. Hallmark, I. S.; Guss McDowell, O. S.; Dr.
W. W. McCorcle, W. D.
The weather has been very dry and hot for sev-
eral days and rain is wanted badly. Wheat and
oats are nearly all cut and ready for market. All
that Is now needed is a good grain buyer.
COLLIN COUNTY TEACHERS.
Resolutions Adopted by the Association at
[Special to The News.1
McKinney, June 2?.—The following resolutions
were Thursday morning unanimously adopted by
the Collin County Teachers association;
Whereas, deeming the educational interests of
the country second to none other, and being fully
persuaded that the efficiency of a system of public
schools is largely dependent on the executive offi-
Resolved, that teaching is a profession, and, as
such, is entitled to as high a rank as any other.
Resolved, that only those who make teaching the
business of their lives should be entitled to auy of
the honors that may attach to the profession.
Resolved, that the office of state superintendent
of public instruction is, in no sense, a political
office, but belongs to the teachers of the State.
Resolved, that we are unalterably opposed to any
other than a professional teacher wrho is actually
engaged in teaching, being elevated to the position
of state superintendent of public instruction.
Resolved, that we respectfully demand, as a
right, that the dominant party in this State nomi-
nate a professional teacher for the office of state
superintendent of public instruction.
TSpecial to The News.1
Tfxarkana, Ark., June 28.—A peaceable colored
man named Lewis Alford, while in the midst of his
family and about bed-time, was shot and killed
last night on Sam MoKeely's place, near Garland
city. The murderer, who up to this time has not
been identified, shot his victim through a glass
window, Alford died instantly. Tho sheriff aud
coroner leave to-night for tho scene of the tragedy.
A Deputy Postmaster Absconds.
Ispecial to The News.1
Fort Davis, June 28.—Moses Berger, deputy
postmaster at Marfa, Tex., absconded yesterday
with several hundred dollars stolen from regis-
tered letters mailed at this and other points. Ber-
ger is respectably connected In Knoxville, Teun.
Gambling is the direct cause of his downfall.
BKILIIANT RACING EVENTS OP
THE PAST WEEK.
The Theaters and How They Hold Omt—Forei
paugh's Run of Luck—Footll#ht Favor-
ites—A Pointer from the Stock
ISpecial to The News.1
Chicago, June £8—The Chicago summs* rui-
ning meeting, which commenced on Siturdayt
has thus far been a great success. Up to Wedn<fl»
day the weather was all that could be desired, bus
on that day rain caused a postponement. On
opening day the principal features were the suc-
cess of the CaHfornians with Gano and Fallen
Leaf, and this they followed up with winning the
firsi race on Saturday with Verano. In conse-
quence, everything Californlan that started wad
made a great favorite, and many suffered in con-
sequence. The racing, as a rule, has been very
good and the finishes close, ^.udrian seems to bo
in good form, and will probably follow up his suo-
cets in the Chicago stakes by winning the Illinois
Derby. The victory of Mr. Pate's horse, Ascender,
in the Merchants stakes, on Tuesday, was weU re-
ceived by sportsmen, who sympathized with Mr.
Pate's bad luck during the season. He was a
profitable Investment for buyers of mutual tickets,
as he paid $180 50 for every #5 Invested. In the
Green stakes Mr. MeGibben's Strickland sym-
ply ran away from his field, while in
the Illinois Oaks nothing had a chance
wTth F allen Leaf, who seems to have the American
Derby—to bo run at Washington park on Satur-
day—at her mercy. Bob Miles Is a greatly im-
proved horse, as his two victories show. The de-
feat of Ella Rowott, on Tuesday, by Leman was a
grert disappointment to her friends from the South.
The meeting was to have closed on Saturday, but
the directors came to an agreement with the Wash-
ington park management to have no racing on that
day. the Washington park people consenting to
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is for once combined, looking forward to the open-
hold no meeting on Monday.
All the society and sporting element of Chicago
ing of Washington park on Saturday. The club-
house, grand stand and general surroundings are
unequaled in America, and every racing man that
has visited the park Is loud In its praise. The en-
tries were marvelously many, as might have been
expected from the large amount of added money
fiven in the various stakes. General Phil. Sherl-
an, the president of the club, is to be present on
the opening day, when the American Derby will
be run. This at present looks like going to Cali-
fornia, while the Washington cup, the next most
valuable stake, looks like going east with General
Munroe, who is on the ground, fit and well. From
now till the middle of August Chicago will be a
paradise for racing men. as there will be racing of
some shape or another every day.
Summer weather and need of repairs are closing
the theaters. The Grand, McVicker's and Hooley's
go museum a clear field on the north side, and tho
are the only houses open on the south side.
Criterion closed Saturday night, leaving the Chica-
Academy on the west side will shut its doors after
the Morrison engagement until about September 1.
The Standard will be closed part of July aud Au-
gust. Uncle Tom's Cabin has seen its day as an
ordinary attraction, but Yankee invention is equal
to its preservation. Now they are plaj'ing it
double. Draper's Double Uncle Tom's Cabin com-
pany is at the standard. A double donkey, double
lawyer and double Topsy are the drawing cards.
Over 100,000 people attended Forepaugh's show
this week and last. Augustin Daily will end his
present engagement at Hooley's next Wednesday
oy the production of Garriek's famous old comedy.
The Country Girl. The company will then leave
for England, where they open July 19. 7-20 8 has
been worn threadbare, and ceased as an attractive
curd to Chicago play-goers. Miss Mattle Viokers,
ported by Charles S Rogers the commedlan.
finish the month at the (
in Jacuuine, or
PaMe and Diamouds—appropriately nam ad, for its
sentiment is paste and Its wit of very off-color dia-
monds. Lady Clare and Moths complete the reper-
toire of the stock company from Wallack's thea-
ter, New York, which will occupy the Grand Mon-
day, June 30, with ail the original scenery, music
and effects. Osmond Jr'earle heads the caste.
44 What's the matter with prices that they don'6
break up a little more?" said I to my board of
trade .informant this morning. 41 What's become
of that Intimate, ntrvy connection between the
New York and Chicago markets that you fellows
have always boasted about?"
4' Why, my boy," said he, with a wink, 44 it's tli'*
Hessian fly that has done the business this time."
IHe's a bull, by the way. my friend is.] 4i Stocks
have gone all to pieces in Gotham, and Kershaw
has failed on us here, you know; but what of that,
the Hessian fly is getting in his work on the wheat
crop—so they say—and that keeps our spirits up,
den't you see? He is a very effective rumor, for
he gets around so lively noboAy can tell where he
is, and so he can't be contralioted. See? Then,
too—thanks to a benign providcuce—rain is ruining
the California crops.''
I asked what had become o! the old 44rust"
rumor. He said it had played out; rust in these
modern days is too easily denied. The Hessian tiy
has supplanted it.
Victoria County Democratic Convention —•
[Special to The News.1
Victoria, June 28.—At a meeting of the Victoria
County Democratic convention, held here to-day,
the following delegates were selected to the Hous-
ton State convention: E. D. Lynn, R. W. Stiyton,
A. B. Peticolas, W. H. Kyles, H. P. Gordon, H. O.
Sullivan, R. Eason, Isaac H. Heath, E. M. Phalps
and S. W. Hill; also twenty delegates to attend tho
Congressional convention, to meet at this place tho
22d of July next. Resolutions were adopted in-
dorsing W. H. Grain for Congress and E. D. Lpnn
for the legislature. The delegates were not in-
structed, but may be counted nearly as a unit for
Mr. R. E. Vineyard and Miss Mamie R. Harrison
were united in marriage at the Presbyterian church
on the evening of the 25th. The church was
crowded with a largo number of friends of the
bride and groom. Quite a number of relatives and
friends were entertained at tho residence of the
bride's mother, where an elegant repast was
served. The bride and her maids wore elegant
costumes. The happy couple left the next morn-
ing for a short tour.
Abundance of rain lias fallen, and a good corn
crop is aseured. ^
Interesting Items on Various Subjects.
[Special to The News.1
Orange, June 28.—The river is within its banks
and dropping slowly. Freight transportation has
been resumed, and lumber will go out lievely now.
Forty carloads of cattle are now awaiting ship-
ment. The mills will be in running order next
The foundation has been laid for a two-story
business house adjacent tlie Tribune building.
Another marriage was recorded this week—D. A,
Middleton to Miss Jennie Whiting. Both are well
known in the city. A hop was tendered them at
Brown's hall, last evening, which was au enjoyable
The Harmony club are preparing a cantata, to
be presented to the public at an early date.
A steamboat excursion is on foot for July 4, to
Grigsbv's bluff, in which Beaumont is to join in
celebrating the national holiday.
Dr. W. C. Ray has returned from his visit to San
Miss Mamie Rountree has gone for a visit to her
old home in Sherman.
1 he weather is very warm, and rain is needed
EADS AND NEWTON
Before the Senate Committee on Commerce-
Newton Completely " Pulverized."
ISpecial to This News.1
Washington, June 28.—The discussion between
General Newton and Captain Eads, before the sea-
ate committee on commerce last night, resulted in
a perfect victory for the latter. To use the ex-
pression of a member of tho committee,44 Eads
completely pulverized him," using the reports of
the engineer officers to prove the irovernmont plan
a failure, and showing by comparison of the report
of the chief of engineers for 1880, with a dispatch
of Major Mansfield to General Newton a few days
since, that there had been a gain of but three inches
from the time Major Mansfield took charge up to
the 9th of January last. After the conclusion of
Captain Eads's argument General Newton desired
a further hearing, aud the committee agreed to
hold n session on Mouday for that purpose. Cap-
tain Eads will be on hand ready to report.
Mr. George Sealy was here to-day to consult
with Mr. Greshamon railroad matters; he returned
to New York this evening.
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