The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 45, No. 107, Ed. 1 Tuesday, August 10, 1886 Page: 1 of 8
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Eeir.embrances of the War o! 1870—71.
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teamster, thence raided to near Mineas
Prietas and killed two Mexican wood-cliop-
pers. They then made another detour, aud
raided around back toward the Mulatto
mountains, stealing horse3 as they went.
They came from the direction of Puerto
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rorized. Ranches tor almost a hundred
miles around will be abandoned. It is
thought to be a portion of Gerouimo's band
Bent out by him to divert the attentioa of
Captain Lawton, who has been prossiu'
the chieftain to his utmost.
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flower stalk rises fifteen feet into tho air
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A VENERABLE CROOK.
Arrest of an Aged Counterfeiter on His Ar-
Special to The News.
Little Rock, Ark., August 9.,-Francis
Hungerford, a counterfeiter, was placed in
state prison for safe keeping yesterday, by
Deputy United States Marshal Faulkeu-
berg. Hungerford was found in the Black
river regions on a farm, where he has
lived since 1882. He is 75 years, of age, and
has long hair and beard as white as snow,
and from all that can be learned, he is the
oldest counterfeiter in America living. In
1880 he was arrested at Plymouth, Mar-
shall county, Ind., on a charge of making
bad money. The evidence in that case was
so strong against the accused that he
pleaded guilty, and was sent to the Jeffer-
sonville (Ind.) jail for a term of two years.
After serving his term he came to Arkansas
and settled in Lawrence county, where he
is again charged with having plied the
same unlawful vocation. Faulkenburg
says when he went to arrest this
man he found him in one corner of
his farm grazing a herd of stock. After
the arrest was made they went to the house
where Hungerford lived. His wife was in
an adjoining room, and presently entered
where the husband and the officer were
with a man's coat thrown across her left
arm and the right hand thrust in a pocket
of the garment. I: noticed this and began
to think trouble would follow," said the
marshal, " but I took my chances, and ad-
vanced toward her and wrenched a pistol
from her hand that she held in the coat-
pocket. After getting my prisoner I made
search and found a lot of half-dollar pieces
and an instrument used in making counter-
feit money, and, by the way, it is the
largest I ever saw." Hungerford will be
Special to The Mews.
Washington, August 9.—-The following
orders have been made by the department
which affect the postal service in Texas:
Postoffices Established—Ashworth, Kauf-
man county: Special from Egypt, eight
miles southwest; Abner, seven miles north-
west; Lometa, Lampasas county, on route
31,049: Lampasas, eighteen miles southeast;
Goldihwaite, twenty-two miles northwest.
Special Service Discontinued—Ballinger,
Runnels county: From August 14,1880, on
route 8J ,(149.
Star Service Changes—Route 31,224, Bur-
nett to Lampasas: Modify order of June2,
1880, so as to state the original length of
route as being 24.93 miles instead of 25).
miles, and the increase of distance via
Strickling as being 3.43 miles instead of two
Changes in Star Schedules—Route 31,101:
Alvin to Liverpool, leave Alvin Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30 a. m.; ar-
rive at Liverpool by 10 a. m.; leave Liver-
pool Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
at 10.30 a. m.; arrive at Alvin by 1 p. m.
Route 31,834: Sweet Water to Rob y, leave
Sweet Water Mondays, Wednesdays and
Saturdays at 1p.m.; arrive at Roby by 7 p.
m.; leave Roby Mondays, Wednesdays aud
Saturdays at 7 a. m.; arrive at Sweet Water
by 12 m.: from August 1,1886.
Postmasters Commissioned—Travis B.
Slaughter, Ashworth, Kaufman county;
Kiank McICean, Lometa, Lampasas county;
Chas. E. Smith, Burkeville; John H. Roy-
Little Rock, Ark.
Special to Tlie Xews.
Little RcJck, Ark., August 9.—Advices
received from Sgiringdale, Ark., to-day, an-
nounce the failure of D. Zerboni & Bro.,
dealers in hardware; liabilities, $15,900.
The creditors are mainly eastern manufac-
Colonel W. B. Haxton, Republican candi-
date for representative from Washington
county, while making a canvass became in-
sane. He will be placed in the asylum here
this week. Haxton has been a proaiinaut
citizen in the county since the war. He
came to this State from Indiana.
There are said to be 50,000 Mormon child-
ren in Utah.
JUST BEFORE THE BATTLE.
A BUSY DAY FOR THE CANDIDATES AMD
The Prohibitionists Very Active—A Number
of Caucuses .Held Last Night—Execu-
tive Committee Meeting—Con-
The situation is not materially changed.
The Ross men undoubtedly have the most
talented lungs and the greatest aptitude
for boasting. The Glddings men are sober,
quiet and seemingly confident. The Martin
men are full of hope, and won't accept de-
spair until it knocks them down. The
Swain men are subdued and dignified, but
determined. The Brackenridge men are as
humorous as they have been since the
opening of the campaign, and the Cook
men haven't yet put in an appearance. Yes -
terday was devoted to deals and jobbing.
Combination was the order of the
day. Candidates were swapping votes or
proposing to swop votes to the best advan-
tage. The Ross men are reported to be
liberal in their dealing. They are working
the Peareson people and the Clint people.
They promise to make Peareson attorney-
general if he will give them the support of
his southern friends, and they make a like
promise to Clint's managers if they will
hold the Clint people solid for the
war-horse. As the thing looks now it
is impossible to understand who the
Ross men will support for attorney-gen-
eral. Solemn promises have been made to
Peareson and solemn promises have been
made to Clint. It can be said for Peareson,
however, that he has emphatically refused
to trade or to enter combinations. He
stated, in response to all invitations to pool
issues that he was induced to become a
candidate by his frieuds; that he was not
dying for the office; that he was running on
his merits and was friendly with all the
other caneidates, and not disposed to go
into the jobbing nn dknifing business.
Swain has not given up hope by any
menns, and from indications his following
in the convention will be entirely flattering.
The Ross men are very boastful, but their
campaign is being conducted almost exclu-
sively on the combination and hurra racket.
There is some doubt of Brackonridge's
name being presented in the convention.
The Ross men labored yesterday to get Seth
Shepard to present Boss's name iu the con-
vention, but it is understood that he de-
clined. Shepard, however, is booked to
nominate Clint. It is under-
stood that Colonel Henderson, of
Bryan, a one-armed ex-Confederate,
has been selected to nominate Ross. The
armless sleeve of the eloquent Henderson is
expected to speak as loud as his words.
The Swain men have not yet selected an
orator to place their man in nomination.
The late and trnly lamented A. M. Taylor,
of Clarksville, was expected to perform
this important function, but his sudden
death disrupted the arrangement. A bid-
dings nominating orator has not yet been
selected, but Tom Brown, of Sherman, will
probably be the man.
The Martin men were in caucus last night
at the Knights of Labor hall, but what they
decided on could not be learned. The Mar-
tin men are decidedly a close corporation.
It is understood, however, that the Martin
men will stick and that the Swamp Fox can
transfer the vote.
The Ross men have partially decided on
M. D. K. Taylor, of Marion county, for tem-
porary chairman, and the opposition will
probably select Tom Bonner, of Tyler.
Judge Gains seems to have the inside
track for the supreme judgeship. Upton
stock for comptroller is on the rise. He is
the heavy-weight in the pools. The lawyers
will be apt to beat Clint for attorney-gen-
eral. In case of a protracted tangle in the
convention, Seth Shepard will be the man
for governor. The Galveston delegation,
from present appearances, will be four
Ross, tour Giddiugs and six Martin.
tne watered delegations.
The state executive committee have con-
cluded that tho resolution in relation to
seating delegates as amended authorizes
the members of the committee to distribute
badges entitling the " watered" delega-
tions to admission. After the result of the
committee's action on this subject became
known yesterday afternoon there was s
great deal of indignation exhibited by the
members of the large delegations. It was
declared that the fight against it would be
inaugurated at the very start. Some of
these delegates swore they had been dele-
gated to represent their people in the
S ate convention, and they would
have seats if it precipitated war.
So much talk produced the desired
effect, and it is understood badges will
be promiscuously issued except in case of
two or three delegations reaching in num-
ber into the hundreds. In these case's the
delegations will be limited to double the
number of votes their counties are entitled
to. The issue of badges, however, is to be
limited to a total of 1S00, that being the
seating capacity of the hall assigned to the
use of delegates.
the swain caucus.
The Swain caucus met at Tremont opera-
house, there being a limited number pre-
sent on account of one of the Swain lead-
ers, just before dark, having stated there
would be no meeting of Swain's friends
uDtil to-night. It is understood that friends
of Giddings and Martin were last night In-
vited to attend Swain's caucus to night.
Most of Swain's friends were out on the
beach, although nearly every delegation in
his favor was represented at the caucus.
They claim to have counted noses and that
Swain will be certain of 103 and may
get 200 votes on the first ballot. Those
present were in favor of squeezing the
water out of the hurra delegations, and it
is possible a big row is brewing over that
question. Some of the smaller counties
having two to four votes and only one or
two delegates present object very strongly
to delegations of ten to twenty to cast only
two to four votes of other counties. In the
temporary organization this renders it
possible for a minority vote to control by
lung power. The Swain crowd, however,
will not make a fight over that question.
the charges against collier.
A gentleman from Wise county was busy
last afternoon interviewing delegates with
the view of impressing upon their minds
that Dr. Collier, candidate for superintend-
ent of education, was a bad man. He re-
iterated the charges made in some of the
papers as to the doctor's financial exploits
in that county, which are reported to have
panned out badly for certain citizens of
Decatur. It is a bad time to renew this
kind of warfare without new specifications
and proof. But after all the Doctor has
plenty of time to meet the charges before
the convention reaches balloting for super-
restive under instructions.
The question as to how far instructions
extend is agitating certain delegates. Some
hold that it they discover the man instruct-
ed for is unworthy they are not bound.
Others that if they find the man instructed
for has no chance, instructions lapse. Others
hold that the statute of limitations takes
effect against instructions after the third
ballot. From indications last night many
instructed delegates are growing restive
and desperate at the idea of voting against
Giddiugs when they feel certain i£ their
people had known he would be in the ra 30
tliey would have been sure to indorse hiui.
K<>me of these delegates are likely to bounce
instiuclions after one or two ballots. Some
itstiiicted dolegates say that their people
have already shown, by way of general ex-
pression, tlxat they are dissatisfied with the
the brackenridge caucus.
At the Brackenridge caucus, last night,
seventy-five to a liuudred delegates were
present. Some of the leading men of tho
west were on hand and took a lively inter-
est in the proceedings. An informal count
or estimate was made of Colonel Bracken-
ridge's vote, and something over a hundred
was claimed, with the expectation of in-
creasing this vote upon the retirement of
Swain and Giddings. Colonel Bracken-
ridge was gratified at the confidence of
his friends. It was concluded to put him
squarely in the race aud keep him there as
long as there should be hope. Such men
of influence as Storey, of Caldwell, aud Ed.
Cunningham, of Bexar, who were there as
pronounced advocates of Brackenridge, are
calculated to inspire confidence In the boom
of the Austin statesman. They have an-
other caucus this morning.
the ross caucus.
The Ross caucus met at 8.30 p. m. in the
old billiard hall at the Tremont house—Mr.
R.M.Wynne, of Fort Worth, presiding.
The hall was fairly filled, and the attend-
ance enthusiastic. Addresses were deliv-
ered by Charles Culberson, Judge John M.
Duncan, Mr. J. W. Bailey, of Gainesville,
and Colonel W. L. Crawford, of Dallas.
Judge Duncan made a short but strong ad-
drees, in which he dwelt on the integrity
and ability in civil affairs of Genoral Ross.
A motion was made that the roll be called
by counties, with the view of ascertaining
General Ross's strength. This motion was
withdrawn, whereupon Judge Duncan
moved that the caucus adjourn to 9 a. m.
to-day, and then call the roll of counties
for the object expressed in the last motion.
Senator Kilgore opposed the motion, say-
ing the friends of General Ross were satis-
fied that he had two-thirds of the delegates
pledged to him. We can not, he said,
" hem or haw about his strength."
Judge Duncan withdrew his motion,
whereupon George Clark, of Waco, moved
that the caucus select a general manager,
with ojie assistant from each congressional
district, to conduct General Ross's can-
Mr. Anderson, of Brazos, moved as an
amendment the appointment of five man-
Judge Duncan stated that as the doors
were open he did not recognize the meeting
as possessing the qualities of a caucus, aud
lie therefore moved adjournment to 9 a. m.
to-day. The motion was adopted.
The seeming cause of the ha9ty adjourn-
ment was the suggestion by Dallas county
delegates that General Ross's strength
should be tested. At least one of the Dal-
las county delegates said that charges,
lacking the quality of truth, had been cir-
culated against Mr. Clint, and this delegate
added: " I am pledged to Mr. Clint, and to
nobody else." The charges were that Mr.
Clint was "onlv a boy," and was not an
educated lawyer, while Mr. Clint's friends
claim that he is 34 years old, a master of
arts and a graduate of a fine law school.
the state executive committee.
The committee, eighteen being present,
met at the Beach hetel yesterday morning,
and had a lengthy session.
( httirman Barry stated the object of the
meeting, and brought up the question of the
validity of the rules, referred to the execu-
tive committee by the convention of 1882,
stating that he had ignored them because
the convention of 1884 had refused to adopt
After considerable discussion the action
of Barry was unanimously indorsed.
Mr. Milsom was invited to report action
of the local committee as to arrangements
for the convention.
Milsom stated what had been done to
prepare the hall, and brought up for con-
sideration his action in providing seats
only for the number of votes each county
was entitled to. This occasioned a lengthy
debate upon various resolutions. A reso-
lution by Rainey, of Ellis, to indorse, in
substance, the action of the local commit-
mittee, and adopt the arrangement as to
seatiBg delegates until the convention
otherwise provides, was debated at great
The member from Hunt, representing the
large delegations in excess of votes en-
titled to, known as hurra delegations,
moved a substitute, ordering rearrange-
ment of the hall so as, in effect, to allow
the hall to be taken possession of by the
Rainey objected to this idea. Several
speeches were made on either side—Gooch
taking strong ground against the substitute.
Vote being reached stood 8 to 8 on the sub-
stitute ana the tie vote of Chairman Barry
was cast in the negative.
Mr. Rainey's resolution was then amended,
that the chairman of the local committee
deliver the badges to members of the state
executive committee, advocated by Chair-
man Barry, Mr. Gooch being in the chair,
A resolution was adopted to authorize
Chairman Barry to appoint a sergeant-at-
arms and secretary, to serve until tempo-
rary organization was effected, and some
preacher to open up with a prayer.
The committee declined to recommend
temporary officers for the convention.
Joe A. Owens was appointed temporary
sergeant-at-arms, but will not appoint
secretary until to-morrow morning.
Mr. Pope—Resolution that the committee
recommend the convention to provide for
the publication of an official report of its
notes and gossip.
The Martin men are liable to have as
many good lungs in the convention as the
Ross people. It is understood that Sir
Miles Crowley will have charge of this de-
partment of the Martin campaign.
P. H. Hennessy, of the Galveston delega-
tion, fat, rotund and jolly, is a good hand
at combing the hair of county delegates.
His extensive acquaintance in the State
makes him an influential delegate. He put
in some heavy licks for the " Little Caval-
ryman " yesterday.
About 300 seats have been reserved for
ladies in the convention hall, admittance
by ticket to be obtained from the committee
of arrangements through members of the
state executive committee. Entrance for
ladies at the south door, for delegates at
the west door, and for the public at the
Ed. Driscoll, of the Galveston contingent
in the convention, is no half-hearted worker,
lie is a Ross man.
An inlormal meeting of Prcfessor Col-
lier's friends was held late last evening, at
w hich they claim it was developed he will
poll 200 instructed votes on the first ballot,
and thirtv-five votes of counties that have
indorsed him, and that the charges against
him are without tangible results of a dam-
aging nature. Those who met declare they
will stick to him to the last.
It is reported that Oglesby will not bo
placed before the convention. This is
street gossip and looks like a chestnut.
However, if true, it would probably insure
Upton the lead from start to finish.
Professors Cooper and Ragsdale have
strong support for superintendent of edu-
cation, and it now looks like one or the
other will finally get the vote of the entire
opposition to Collier, who will certainly
lead any one candidate on the first ballot.
Professor Carlisle has a staunch support,
which, however, is probably more of a local
character than that of the other candidates
Late yesterday evening the Ross men did
not appear so confident. The workers for
Colonel Giddiugs were making inroads upon
Ross plain to see, and the refusal to go iuto
a formal count of noses created distrust,
which is likely to discourage thgse who are
hunting for the strongest man to give liim
Adjutant-general King camo dovu Sun-
day evening, and is busy workiug for—a job
tor the next two years.
Colonel De Morse put in an appearance
with three votes to begin with. There was
no caucus at his headquarters last night.
Pool-selling on the nominations was a
failure. After much outcry one pool sold
as follows: Ross, $10; Giddings, $8, and
the field of black horses $5.
It is believed by many that the Ross peo-
ple leally want General Claiborne for lieu-
tenant governor, and it is making Wheeler
and Barry nervous.
It is asked what aspiring young lawyer
has Clark's support for the appointment of
GiddiDgs Is parsimonious in his promises
Will Rutabaga Johnson get Mattin's so-
cretarship if the latter should be nominated!1
Can Brackenridge deliver, if It be true, as
charged by the Swain organs a while back,
that he was running to secure a solid
west for Ross? Some of the western men
say they will switch off. for Giddings
when the Brackenridge boom falls to pieces,
if it ever does.
Colonel D. A. Nunn, F. H. Bayne, Hon.
W. W. Davis, J. B. Smith and J. E.
Downes, delegates from Houston county,
arrived In the city yesterday. Houston
county delegates are divided between Ross,
Giddings and Swain.
The report circulated industriously last
evening that Swain and Brackenridge
would not be placed before the convention
is without foundation. Unless a complete
change is made in the situation before to-
morrow morning, both will be squarely en-
tered. The object of such canards is readily
The solid quality of the Claiborne boom
for lieutenant-governor is a matter of
gratifiaction to his many Galveston friends.
It was reported yesterday evening that
Sir Miles Crowley got ".ugly " during the
day aud threatened to muzzle the Galves-
ton delegation. It is pretty generally un-
derstood by all the delegates from the
interior of the State that Sir Miles has the
drop on the Galveston vote. The two
lawyers of the delegation, it is reported,
have become callous from being sat down
John Peter Bmitb, of Fort Worth, Is pre-
sent, and is looked upon as a highly pro-
missing dark horse in case of a tangle in
Dr. Cranfill, the Ham Jones of the Texas
Prohibitionists, seems to be captain of the
The shrewd politicians were still betting
on Giddings at a late hour last night.
The Waco people will be apt to find out
thnt Galveston can produce a fair article of
lung and tongue when the occasion de-
It was currently reported at 1.30 this
morning that the Hon. Frank It. Lubbock,
of Galveston, would be a candidate for the
Democratic nomination for state treasurer.
The Hon. A. W. Terrell arrived last night,
and put up at the Tremont house. It is re-
ported that the Hon. John Hancock will
reach the city this morning. The friends of
both gentlemen are anxious that they
should engage in an intellectual slugging
match before the assombled represntives of
the Democracy, and an effort will be made
to induce them to address the convention
while the committees are at work.
Henry Exall and Seth Shepard are talked
of for permanent chairman.
W. H. Pope, of Marshall, and Major Joe
H. Stewart, of Austin, are most frequently
mentioned for chairman of the state com-
Mr. R. M. Johnston, of the Houston Post,
is in the city. Mr. Johnston is a delegate
from Harris county, and is a faithful fol-
lower. of Ross.
The Ireland senatorial boom only pro-
vokes smiles among the politicians..
The voice of the delegatos is for war with
State Senator Richard H. Harrison, of
Waco, is in the city, and never fails to ex-
pend the glory of the war-horse.
Warwick Clark is the slickest In the busi-
The Hon. George Pfeuffer, of New Braun-
fels, arrived last night, and immediately
proceeded to work.
If watered delegations are admitted to
the convention, there should be no viva-
voce voting allowed.
Dallas seems to be ready to trade every-
thing and everybody for Clint.
The pool-selling in the rotunda of the
Tre«jont hotel is a terrible nuisance.
THE PROHIBITIONISTS ACTIVE.
A Solid Effort to Capture the Democratic Party
- An Interview with Dr. Cranfill.
Prohibition leaders were very busy all
day yesterday sounding delegates respect-
ing their attitude on state prohibition, local
option, and the enactment of more strin-
gent laws for the enforcement of local op-
tion. It is understood that they found a'
majority of the delegates in favor of a re-
solution pledging the party to the submis-
sion of a constitutional amendment on pro-
hibition, and the enactment of penalties of
a very severe type for the punishment of
BDy infraction of the local option law. The
Prohibitionists.found encouragement in the
fact that the representation of northern
Texas is largely composed of farmers hail-
from local-option districts; but it is equally
true that those farmers love their party
even more than they do temperance, and
as a class, if necessary, will subordinate
the latter to the safety of the former. A
News reporter, wishing to know what Dr.
Cranfill, the colossal figure in the Texas
prohibition movement, was at liberty to dis-
close on the subject, interviewed that gen-
tleman last evening with the following re-
" The Prohibitionists do not," Dr. Cran-
fill proceeded, " propose to take any special
stock in the convention, beyond asking it to
put in its platform a clause pledging the
Democratic party to submit the question of
prohibition to the people for organic adop-
tion, and to have the local option law
amended so that it can be enforced. We do
not think that in doing so the Democratic
party would be pledging itself to prohibi-
tion; it would only be carrying out the Jef-
fersonian idea that the people should be al-
lowed to express their wishes on any public
question. There are some very grave de-
fects in the local option law that render its
enforcement difficult, and we are hopeful
that some consideration will be given in
the convention to the idea that all laws
ought to be made effective. There will, I
repeat, be no effort made to pledge the
convention to prohibition; bit we do think
that it is but just to the large prohibition
element in the Democratic party that this
concession—if it can be called a concession
—should be made."
" Have you talked this matter over with
the gubernatorial candidates?"
" No: but 1 am satisfied that all of thom
favor the proposition. Swain, when iu the
state Senate, was iu favor of submitting it,
and so was Ross and so was Martin."
" Have you broached the subject to many
"I have to a great many of them, and I
have not found one who was not in favor of
placing the submission plank in the plat-
form, and also of amending the local-op-
tion law so as to make it effective like any
other law. There is no disposition on the
pert of the Prohibitionists to try to bull-
doze or force this question upon the con-
" But if the convention should refuse to
make a recommendation in the line advo-
cated bv the Prohibitionists wlwt CQursq
would tlie latter tlien pursue?''
Welcome, Country Merchants.
We are offorjng the largest line o! Mon'»,
Youths' Boys' and -Children's Clothing ever
brought to Texas, at spocial inducements in
prices aud torms,
$20,000 Worth of Gents' furnishing Gocdl
to be closed out lor less tjiaa cost, as we will dl»-
continue in that line. If you want to make
aoney don't place yt.ur order before examining
our gooods and priced
" In answer to the question I will say that
the Prohibitionists do not propose to be
eternally sn blied, and in case the conven-
tion aligns . , '* with the whisky side, I
think it wi/~ '•<'/( 0i-., -ffuct of disintegrat-
ing the part.v beat elements
out of it. 1 thitiiv 6 s-s /js^hibitionists
belong To the best el6u.- , "* 'the Demo*
era tic party, and if the pi-,„%iple should
prevail that a man could not be a Prohibi-
tionist and a Democrat, there are tUousauds
of Democrats in Texas who would be Pro-
hibitionists. If the convention should put
an unti-proliibition plank in its platform,
disintegration, I think, would owur at
" Hut if the convention should adppt a
policy of negation, or if it should fail to
touch the subject as being foreign to party
duty, would you not, in such an event, re-
gard its action as the equivalent of an auti-
'•We would regard it as presumptous
and in defiance of a very large ele-
ment of the Democratic party in the
State. The legislature, us you know,
has been repeatedly petitioned to sub-
mit the question, and has as often re-
fused to do it, and we have thought that the
expression of a State convention would
force the legislature to submit the ques-
THE PACIFIC EARTHQUAKES.
Further Accounts of tho Volcanic Disturbances
in New Zealand,
San Francirco, August 9.—The steamer
Mailposa, which arrived last evening from
Australia, brings further details »of the
great volcanic disturbances which lately
occurred in New Zealand. Heavy earth-
quakes continue In the Tarawac and Sul-
phur springs district. Relief parties sent
out report that lake Tarawac had fallen
considerably. The oil bath at Wharkaweda
was throwing up stones and mud to a
height of twenty feet, and the groat boiling
lagoon Papatango would suddenly rise as
much as two feet, then as quickly fall. A
similar phenomenon was observed at
Karnra Caldron, which would rise two feet
in a half hour, then as suddenly return to
its normal level. Dimsey, the telegraph
officer in charge of the Rotorara station,
near where the eruptions and earthquakes
were heaviest, reported, June 25, that vol-
cano No. 1 was dead, Nos. '2 aud 8 were
steamiDg, and No. 4 stijl throwing up mud.
lake Rotomahala is comparatively quiet—
only one geyser In the center plaviug. The
Park Terrace geysers are still blowing up
clouds of steam, but were less active than
they had been. An immense crevasse was
created between the White Terrace and
Tarawac, and continued to steam, and the
cone on tlie top of the Tara-
wac mountains is throwing out
volumes of black smoke and steam.
The New Zealand Herald says: "On
Gulatia plain volcanic showers of mud took
at times a most eccentric course, overleap-
ing a section of land and then striking an-
other further on in the same line. Dr.
Hector, who is making a scientific examina-
tion of the volcanic districts, expects that
the volcanic cone, which was thrown up in
lake Rotomahala during the disturbances,
had already (July) attained a height of 600
feet, and was daily adding to it3 stature.
He named it mount Hazard, after a gentle-
man of that name, who lost his life the first
night of the great eruption. A chemical
examination of the volcanic ashes shows
that they are mostly composed of fine
basaltic soil. Every human being had
abandoned the entire portion of the country
situated within the line of the vocanic sys-
tem. Photographers were busily engaged
taking views of the region."
AN INDIANA LYNCHING.
Two Murderers Captured and Speedily Strung
Up to a Limb.
Indianapolis, Ind., August 9.—One week
ago last Saturday some of the people living
at Birdseye, Dubois county, and surround-
ing counties, gave a picnic, which was very
largely attended. About 7 o'clock in the
evening, as the people were returning to
their homes, a horrible tragedy was en-
acted. Among those in attendance was a
family by the name of Waller, two daugh-
ters -nd a man named Faultz, who, while
going home, were attacked by two farmers,
Thomas Hobbs and his son. While passing
llobbs's house, the two men, who were
seated in a fence corner, immediately,
opened fire on the passing party. Faultz was
killed instantly and Waller fatally wounded.
The young laelies escaped Injury, although
thev were sitting by the side of the two men
during the shooting. Waller was taken to
a farm house near by where he died. The
citizens of Birdseye and the surrounding
country organized a mob Saturday night.
They went to Hobbs's house with the inten-
tion of lynching the two murderers. Tho
latter were apprised of the movements of
the mob and fled to the woods. The pur-
suers were on horseback, but were com-*
pelled to abandon their horses and give
chase on foot. The mob was composed of
about 100 men, who were determined to
carry out their intention. The two mur-
derers were finally found, and then a wild
chase took place, the posse running
yelling, jumping fences, and running
through fields. When the posse came
upon the murderers they turned and showed
fight, but strong hands soon overpowered
them. The stalwart men stepped forward
with ropes and quickly tied tnem about the
necks of the victims, threw the ends over
projecting limbs, and without further cere-
mony the two men were swung up. The
ropes were fastened tight to a tree, and the
mob then drew revolvers and riddled the
bodies of the lynched men with bullets. A
feud had existed between Waller and
Hobbs for a long time. Hobbs squared it
by murdering Waller and an innocent
man. Hobbs and his sou had the reputa-
tion of being hard citizens.
Bishop McGrade, of Rochester, Can See no Good
in the Brotherhood oi Irish Republicans.
Rochester, N. Y., August 9.—Bishop
McGrade attacked the Irish Republican
brotherhood and kindred societies in his
sermon yesterday. The societies referred
to were known as branches of a Fe nian or-
ganization under various names,a?, clan-na-
Gael and others. " All affiliatio n with the
Irish Republican brotherhood principles of
these societies," said the bishoj-,. "are de-
structive of society and gc,od govern-
ment, and they are damnable in
their methods. I ha' /e in my
possession the constitution aud ritual of
one of these organizations, said to be of the
mildest in character and 1 east revolution-
ary, yet the oath taken b'y its members is
one which no Christian and good citizen
would lawfully take. T'ae principle assert-
ed by some members of these organizations,
that the end justifies t'.he means, is horrible
and deserving only of strong condemna-
tion. The same principle would justify the
doings of the ana rchists of Chicago, of
whose diabolical proceedings there was so
much in the daily papers. The anarchists of
Chicago claimed, to work for the social and
national welfaie of the masses by the de-
struction of the constituted government,
and the slau ghtering of people in the most
brutal an'i cowardly manner. The Irish
Republican brotherhood, which caused the
Pb'a nix park assnssmation, claims also the
nplit to establish a republic in Ireland,
without regard to the method or means. It
also seeks to justify murder as a means to
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