The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 45, No. 272, Ed. 1 Sunday, January 23, 1887 Page: 1 of 12
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J. S. NEWBOUBH
K I llAliECt
EALFF & NEWBOUER
(Successors to Mcllhentiy Co.)
Wliolepale dealers li> l>i'y Goods, Notions,
Jloota, Shoes, Hats, Etc.
The Attention of the
COUNTRY AND CITY TRADE
%s respectfully called to the faot that
our Stock ol Dry Gootls. eto,, Is now or
living, and wo are prepared to fill
promptly all orders for Spring Goods.
An iaspection of our full lines 1s so-
TREMONT OPERA - HOUSE.
LAST PERFORMANCE OF
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Incident to each entertainment Mr. Hoed
Will Introduce Ills newest musical novelties,
•'Very Likely; Well, Hardly," "I Wonder
What His Face Looked Like," liis Piano Re-
citals and his " Pocket Edition ot the Mikado."
Wednesday, January 26—MYEA GOODWIN.
Wholesale Grocers and Liquor Dealers,
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A Sample Plug of Our
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wo are holding back orders,
please be patient. The great
demand has run our stock
down, but have large ship-
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VOL. XLV.-NO. 272. GALVESTON. TEXAS SUNDAY. JANUARY 23 1887. ESTABLISHED 1842.
Open for Guests.
S. E. McILHENNY, Proprietor
Tills powd er never varies. A mar vel of pur lty
Strength and wholefiomeness. M ore econou.'l
cal than the ordinary kinds, fold only In cans
UOYAL MAKING POWDKB 00.10 6 Wall st.,N.Y
JN ORDER TO REDUCE 0U1I LARUE STOCK
of Guns and Sporting Goods, we have reduced
piices to suit the times. Call or write.
CURRENT CAPITAL CULLINGS.
HIASARA FIKE INSURANCE COMPANY,
o! Hew York.
CITY OF LONDON FIBS INSURANCE
COMPANY', o! London.
ANGLO-NEVADA ASSURANCE CORPORA-
TION, of Sail Francisco, Cal.
EAST TEXAS FIRE INSURANCE COMPA-
SS of Tvler Tex.
BOILERS, ENGINES, ETC.
We have heard it is. We have had it re-
peated tous the last ten years; but some-
how we are receiving more cotton than we
ever did before—all on commission.
Does a receipt of three, four and five hun-
dred bales a day by one firm of Cotton
Factors alone look much as if the busi-
ness was going to decay ? If so, we are
on the brink of ruin, for we get that and
sometimes more—and chiefly from people
who understand the cotton business and
know what is good for their pockets.
The truth is, that after trying all other
methods of disposing of their cotton, ship-
pers are returning to their old-fashioned
friend—the Factor—and the business is
full of life. What is dead and buried is
the old system of high and multifarious
charges and numberless frictions and bar-
nacles once connected with the business,
but which we have abolished long ago.
. D. CLEVELAND & CO.,
Meteorological report received at Galveston,
Jar uary 22,1887, at 3 p. m. Observations taken
at the same moment of time at all stations:
Bar. Tlier Wind.
Galveston 20.83 61
Brownsville ... 20.76; 78
Iiio Grande :2B.7H 87
Little Rock 20.78 fifi
Dodge City 20.84 35
Leavenworth.. .2.1.71 31
North Platte... 20.95, 34
.03 Lt. rain
signal service telegram.
Washington, January 22.—5.40 p. m.—Hoist
cautionary northwest; storm central in In-
dian Territory, moving slowly eastward.
Colder northwest winds. greelr.
Prompt Shipment. Factory Prices!
SIMPSON & HAKTWELL,
10 AND 12 COMMERCE ST.,
W. L. MOQDY & CO.
Solicit consignments of COTTON, Ete.
Will make Liberal Advances to merchants
and planters and hold their shipments any
reasonali'e time by agreement.
tXTITIIIN THE REACH OF ALL' SEVENTY-
VV five cents for six months. Delay not
Keep posted as to the markets. Fuil and ac
curate reports u each Issue of The Weeklj
SOME LEGISLATION AFFECTING TEXAS.
Appropriations for Different Public Buildings
—Crain's Civil Service Pension Bill-
Other Washington News.
Betting up a Pardon Petition—Small Burglary
-Other Matters ol Local Importance.
Sherman, Tex., January 22.—A very long
petition of citizens of this and Fannin
county, will be presented to Governor
Ross, asking for the pardon of John H.
Harrison, convicted of killing Jack Good-
win in this city, on August 27, 1885. His
case is taken to Bonham on a change of
venue. Notwithstanding liis conviction, he
had always protested justification ofthe
commission of the act, which he does not
deny. The matter is attracting much
attention in this city, where, in the capa-
city of a policeman, the convicted man
This morning H. H. Borlew discovered
that during the night some one had entered
his sleeping apartment, and stolen a pair
of pants, in the pockets of which he had
an old fashioned gold watch, and about $5
in silver. There is no clew to the thief or
The Grayson Rifles band went over to
Denison to-night to partake of the hospi-
talities of the Philharmonic society of that
Dagley, a colored wife-beater who
has been doiEg time in the Jones street pri-
son, was liberated to day by Warder Calla-
^ren miles of waterworks mains have been
distributed up to C o'clock this afternoon.
A large number of real estate transfers
have taken place to-day.
A current rumor on the streets that Gould
has possession of the St. Louis, Arkansas
and Texas, including the Sherman and
Mount Pleasant branch, is causing any-
thing but pleasant comment.
The coming municipal canvass promises
to be an unusual one.
The average catch of lobsters on the
Maine coast lias been 15,000,000 yearly for
Washington, January 22.—[Special]—
The house committee on public buildings
has made a favorable report on the bill
passed by the Senate to provide a building
at Houston, Tex., the cost not to exceed
175,000. In support of the measure they
say: "Houston is situated at the head of
navigation on Buffalo bayou and has a po-
pulation of not less than 35,000. The city
of Houston is the first and only tidal point
touched by the Southern Pacific railway be-
tween the Mississippi river and the Pacific
ocean, and ittsthe railway center of the
great state of Texas. It is also a city of
commercial importance, there being over
700,CC0 bales of cotton handled in the city
every year. From the fact that so
many railroads connect at Hous-
ton, it is a great mail-distributing
point, and is the depository of a great
number of other postofflees in the State.
At the postofflce in Houston, during one
quarter, more than 500,000 mail pack-
ages of different kinds were received, de-
livered and forwarded, and for the same
quarter tlie money-order department of the
office received and paid out $164,121 18.
Your committee are of the opinion that the
public building provided for in this bill
should be erected, and recommend that the
bepaBsed, with the following amendment
added thereto: " Nor shall any site be pur-
chased until estimates for the erection of a
building which will furnish sufficient ac-
commodations for the transaction of the
public business, and which shall not exced
in cost the balance of the sum herein limit-
ed after the site shall have been
purohased and paid for." If this
amendment prevails in the House it
will necessitate the return of the measure
to the Senate for concurrence therein, and
mav, therefore, defeat the bill owing to the
limited time remaining.
lt might be added that the senate com
mittee on public buildings has reported
the measure for a building at Jefferson
without amendments and, as it has already
passed the House, its chances of success
are now good. It limits the cost of build-
ing and site to $50,000.
to release a thoroughfare.
Senator Cockerel, for the committee on
military affairs, makes the following in-
dorsement on the bill to release unto the
city of San Antonio, for its use as a public
thoroughfare, certain portions of the mili
tary reservation near that city: "By rea
son of the growth, improvement and ex
tension of the city of San Antonio, and the
convenience and necessities of the military
post near that city, the opening up of a
street through the reservation ha3 become
important and is approved by the military
a relief bill.
The bill recently passed by the House di-
recting the secretary of the treasury—out of
the Texas indemnity fund—to pay to J. E.
Pilcher $905, being the amount of bonds and
paper money of the repubiic of Texas held
by him, has been referred to the committee
on claims by the Senate for examination
and report. The secretary is first to deter-
mine whether said bonds and money are
genuine and can be paid out of the fund
civil service pensions.
The bill introduced by Hon. William
Henry Crain, " to establish a retired list
for persons, tmployed in the civil service,"
makes provisions for the following pen
sions: When anv person in the civil era
plojment of the United States government
shall have served in such employment for
forty-five years, he may be placed on the
retired list and be paid three-fourths of the
salary which he was receiving at the
time of retirement. Service of thirty
eight years entitles the employe to retire-
ment, with a pension of two-thirds or his
salary, and thirty years service to a pen-
sion equal to one'half of the salary drawn
at the time of retirement. It should be
stated that Mr. Cran introduced this bill
" by request," and does not, therefore,
stand committed either to its terms or its
principles. Nothing further will be heard
of it, at least so far as the present session
is concerned, but it may become papular in
certain circles, however, for it is " so Eng
lish, you know/|
•I BE HOUSE ASSERTING ITSELF.
the hawaiian treaty.
Washington, January 22.—The House is
asserting ittelf in regard to the proposed
extension of the Hawaiian reciprocity
treaty for a reriod of several years. The
advices are that ihe Senate has consented
to that proposition and that very shortly
it is, to be colled upon for the legislation
necessary to make the new treaty effective.
This legislation, when the treaty between
the two governments was first made, was
readily granted. The situation is differ-
ent now. however. The sentiment of a
majoiiiy of the House is against a longer
continuance of the treaty, and if the pro-
nosed extension depends upon assistance
irom the House to make it good in law it
will fail. The wavs and means committee is
on record as favoring a repeal of the treaty
and Mr. Randall supports them in that
position. The following is the full text of
the resolution relating to the subject intro-
duced by Mr. Wallace of Louisiana to day
and unanimously adopted: "It has been
stated in the public prints and is undoubt-
edly true that the president and Senate
hove s> creed to ratify the conven-
ton by Whic'i the terms of
the treaty made between the
United States and the government of the
Hawaiian islands on the 31st of July, 1^75,
has been extended seven years longer, and
made the period for the operation of the
alleged treaty; and whereas by the alleged
treaty it is agreed that certain articles are
to be admitted to the United States free of
dntv; and whereas the original treaty was
subject to the confirmation of an act of
Congress, which provision has not been
complied with in the treaty said to have
Therefore be it resolved, that tue com-
mittee on the judiciary be instructed to in-
quire into the fact herein before reported,
and to report to this house whether a treaty
which involves the rate ot duty to be im-
posed on any articles, or the admission of
any article free of duty, can be ratified
without the concurrence of the House of
Representatives, and how far the power
conferred on the House by the constitu-
tion of the United States to levy
and collect duties can be controlled by the
treaty-makingipower of the said constitu-
tion. . ,
Resolved, that the president be requested
to lay before the House, if consistent with
the public interests, a copy of the treaty
proposed to the SeEHto and ratified by that
bodv between the United States ana the
government of the Hawaiian islands.
Resolved, that the judiciary committee
make report to the House on this resolu-
tion as soon as possible.
THE RAILROAD COMMISSION.
i'RESinENT receiving suggestions.
Washington, January 22.—The president
is beginning to receive suggestions as to
the composition of the board of railroad
commissioners. It is assumed that he will
sign the interstate commerce bill, and
promptly appoint the commission. Whether
he does appoint it in time for the Senate to
act on the nominations at this session, i3
of great consequence to several gentlemen
whose names are mentioned for places.
Senators Conger, of Michigan; VanWvck,
of Nebraska; Morrison, of Illinois, all de-
feated for re election, are of this number.
If the commission should be organized
before Congress adjourns, none of them
would be eligible to appointment. Allen
W. Thurman, the only son of Judge Thur-
man, is also spoken of for a place on the
board. He is a lawyer, about 40 years of
age, and resides in Columbus. Leading
railroad representatives, who have been
here watching matters, expressed the hone
before leaving town that the board might
not be composed of retired politicians, but
of live, representative business men of
large experience, and to whom all parties
concerned could look with the firm assur-
ance of a just and practical interpretation
of the law.
UNITED STATES COURTS.
■ their cost in texas.
Washington, January 22.—[Special]—
The following statement, showing the ex-
penses of the United States courts in Texas
during the last year will be found of in-
terest: Northern District—Marshals, $17,-
E60; jurors, $8200; witnesses, $11,800; sup-
port of prisoners, $3545; miscellaneous,
$2700 20; attorneys, $1520 50; clerks, $536 06;
commissioners, $1125 95; rents, $2400. Total,
$40,692 71. Eastern District — Marshals,
$9250; jurors, $12,500; witnesses, $11,000;
support of prisoners, $1150; miscellaneous,
$4300; attorneys, $3070 30; clerks, $3053 99;
commissioners, $518 10; rents, $1225. Total,
$16,073 30. W'estern District- Marshals, $23,-
£60; jurors, $9794; witnesses, $12,577 20; sup-
port of prisoners, $3750; miscellaneous,
$4008; attorneys. $2361 49; clerks, $143705;
commissioners, $340 90; rents, $2050. Total,
more rights-of-way wanted.
Washington, January 22.—[Special]—
The Chicago, Fort Scott and Texas Railway
company have asked the senate committee
on Indian affairs to recommend that they
be granted the right-of-way through the
Indian Territory, beginning at a point in a
southwesterly direction from Fort Scott,
and running thence on a practicable route
to a point on the southern or western bound-
ary line of the Indian Territory. The com-
pany is to build at least 100 miles of its rail-
road within three years after the passage
of the act.
The Kansas, Texas and Southwestern
Railwav company have secured a favora-
ble ieport from the senate committee on
military affairs on their measure authoriz-
ing the building of the railroad across the
Fort Hays military reservation.
to be reclaimed.
Washington, January 22.—[Special]—■
The committee on agriculture have under
consideration a measure allowing $325,000
for building a reservoir in the various
counties of New Mexico to safely store the
largest quantity of water practicable for
the purpose of irrigating the lands of the
territory. Experience has demonstrated,
it is stated, that the development of agri
culture in New Mexico, except to a very
limited extent, is rendered impossible for
want of water. It is also true that within
convenient access the ranges of mountains
running through the territory annually fur-
nish a large quantity of water,much of which
it is practicable economically to preserve
in reservoirs, and reasonably distribute
the same for purposes of irrigation. There
are not less than 52,000,000 acres of public
lands in the Territory, now utterly worth-
less for agricultural purposes, all of which
there is every reason to believe, would, un-
der the influence of irrigation become at
once fertile and capable of supporting a
population equal to that of any other agri-
cultural community in the United States,
and thus secure the disposition of this vast
area of public kinds to actual settlers.
For these and many other reasons Congress
is asked to make the appropriation named
AN OLD CLAIM.
it is favorably reported.
w'ashing ton, January 22.—[Special] —
The house committee on land claims have
leported favorably Mr. Bayers's bill " to
confirm the title of the heirs or legal repre-
sentatives of Henry Volcker to a tract ot
040 acres of land in Mexico, located under a
certificate issued by the board of land com-
missioners for Bexar county, republic of
Texas, to Simon Prado, January 5, 1816.
The tract is situated on the table land be-
tween the Rio Grande and Pecos rivers.
This is one of the old congressional claims,
its first legislative appearance datiug from
1S66, when a senate committed reported it
right and proper.
CRAIN AND THE CARS.
mu8t ee kept warm.
Washington, January 22.—[Special] —
Our Galveston representative has been
earning the thanks of this community by
inaugurating a movement to compel the
street railway companies of this city to
heat the cars used by them on their roads.
These corporations are immensely wealthy,
the valuable franchise having been granted
to them without any consideration what-
ever, and of course act as if the
people had no rights they are
bonnd to respect. Mr. Crain's measure
is to compel them to keep the cars com-
fortably warmed, and as members of Con-
gress will be benefited thereby equally with
the common herd, it is not improbable that
our member will come to be looked upon
here at least as a public benefactor. Al-
ready the clerks in the departments love
him for the proposition to peusionthem off
when they become old and weary of oflicial
talk about texans.
Washington, January 22.—[Special]—
Congressman Throckmorton is very much
improved to day, and expects to be in his
seat in the House again next week.
Among the callers at the White-house to-
day were Frank J. Lewis and T. W. Hel-
tej'er of Texas, escorted by Congressman
} THE HAWAIIAN TREATY.
interesting contest probable.
Washington, January 22.—In the opinion
of some members oi the House there is a
qut stion whether the Senate has power to
ratify the Hawaiian treaty without concur-
rence from the House of Representatives.
The provisions of the treaty affect the reve-
nues, and when legislation is enacted bear-
ing upon this subjeot it is held that the
lower house must be consulted. The presi-
dent will be appealed to for an opiuion be-
fore he asserts the prerogatives of his of-
fice in connection with the treaty. It may
result in an interesting contest between the
Washington, January 22.—Mr. Hammond
of Georgia, from the committee on judici-
ary, reported back adversely resolutions
calling on the attorney-general for infor-
mation as to the legal authority under which
the directors of the Union Pacific Railroad
company consolidated that company with
the Kansas, Pacific and Denver company,
and reorganized the, same under the name
of the UnionPacitic liailroad company, and
under which this last-named company is-
sued stock end trust loans. Laid on the
The report accompanying ths resolution
states that the Information desired can be
obtained if the joint resolution which
passed the House a few days ago for an in-
vestigation of the accounts of the Pacific
railroad shall become a law, and that for
seventy years.from Wirt to Garland it has
been uniformly said that the attorney-gdn-
eral can not legally give opinions when
called on by Congress or its committees.
Mr. Wilson of West Virginia, from the
committee on appropriations, reported the
District of Columbia appropriation bill.
Referred to committee of the whole.
It makes the total approprlatione $3,079,-
929, while the estimates submitted by the
commissioners aggregated $4,208,457. The
appropriation for the current year was
$3,578,263. The principal items of increase
are in the appropriations for the improve-
ments cG streets and public schools. No
appropriation is made for the extension of
suburban streets and avenues.
Mr. Laffoon, for the committee on pub-
lic lands, reported back the bill for forfeit-
ure of the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and
Vicksburg land grant, and to confirm the
titles to certain lands, with senate amend-
ments thereto, with the recommendation
that the amendments be concurred in.
Mr. Blanchard of Louisiana hoped It
would be done. The only purpose of the
amendments was to protect the title of set-
Mr. Hill of Ohio, from the committee on
territories, reported back adversely the
bill to open land communication with the
territory of Alaska. Laid on the table.
The House then went Into committee of
the whole for consideration of the river
and harbor appropriation bill.
Mr. Stone of Missouri opposed the bill
because 50 per cent, of the waterways ap-
propriated for were only of local impor-
tance, and because many of the appropri-
ations were for the continuance of work at
places where the balance was already suf-
ficient to answer all requirements for the
next fiscal year.
Mr. Catching of Mississippi made a care-
fully prepared speech explanatory and eu-
logistic of the work of the Mississippi river
commission and in favor of a continuance
of the improvements in accordance with
the plans prepared, which had accom-
plished all tuat Its most ardent friends
General debate then closed, the commit-
tee rose and the House adjourned.
Will Probably Be Appointed.
New York, January 22.—A Washington
special says: One of the commissioners ap-
pointed under the interstate commerce bill
is not unlikely to be Allen W. Thurman of
Ohio, son of the veteran Allen G. Thurman.
It is understood that the elder Thurman
would be greatly gratified by this appoint-
ment, and has made known his wishes to
the president. The younger Thurman is
crippled, having lost an arm by an acci-
dent several years ago. He lives with his
father in Columbus, O.
A Fatal Row.
Key West, Fla., January 22.—Telegrams
from Tampa say members of the Cuban
federation fired on the Knights of Labor as
they were leaving their hall. One knight
was killed and three seriously wounded.
The trouble grew out of the strike inau-
gurated on Monday. There is much excite-
ment here among the Cuban knights, who
are 1000 strong, and money is being raised
for the Tampa knights union.
Washington, January 22.—[Special]—
By a transfer of El Paso and Fort Bliss,
Tex., from the Department of Arizona to
the Department of Texas, Major George F.
Robinson, paymaster, is also transferred
and ordered to report by letter to General
Stanley, retaining the station at El Paso.
Old River Improvement.
Washington, January22.—[Special] —Mr.
Stewart presented to the House to-day a
petition from the people of Chambers
county, Texas, asking an appropriation of
$20,000 for the improvement of Old river.
Country Merchants 11
Our Paring and Rummer stock of Men's, Boys'
aiKlChlldien's CLOTHING Is now complete.One
oi our Agents will call on you within the ne*t
few d«y», with a fall line of samples. Please
reseive your orders until you have examined
our stock, which surpasseM anything we ha?6
ever offered in btyle an<J iv'ces.
PROCEEDINGS IN SENATE AND HOUSE.
Goliad, Tex., January 22.—Tuesday
about 9 a.m., Benson Fry, contractor for
the building of the residence of E. Seelig-
son of this city, was taken suddenly worse
than for some days past, having for a long
time suffered from depression of mind.
Ilrs. T. H. Nott and J. B. Robertson were
called, administered relief and left.
Between 11 and 12 o'clock, noon, it appears
he (Fry) sent to Baker's drugstore and ob-
tained three ounces of laudanum. How
much of it he swallowed is uncertain, as
the bottle was thrown in the fire and
broken. Some two hours after taking
the laudanum, on visiting his room,
his nurse found him asleep, and
not being able to awake him Drs.
Nott and Hobinson was again called, who
used the stomach pump and every means
known to the profession in order to save
him, but without avail, He expired at 7.15
of that night. Whether the deceased took
the fatal drug with suicidal intent, or only
to relieve; his depressed spirits, is a ques-
tion never to be solved conclusively, but no
matter which view be correct, the fatal
result remains. The deceased was born in
Buffalo, W. Va.,pJuly 15, 1849;Jwas a mem-
ber of Goliad lodge No. 94, F. and A.
M., wherein he was made a Mason
nearly four years ago; also a mem-
ber of the Royal Arsh Chapter, and a
Sir Knight Templar here. As a man and
citizen he was respected. He had never
married, and his family relatives still re-
side in West Virginia. The different orders
of Masonry to which he belonged buried
him in Goliad cemetery yesterday.
Arlington, Tex., January 22,—Mr. Lewis
Finger, one of the oldest and most highly
respected citizens of this county,
died [at his residence near Arlington
to-day. Mr. Finger was born in
Lawrence county, Ind., February 23, 1817,
and settled in Tarrant county in 1846, and
has been a citizen of this county from then
until the time of his death. He will be
buried here to-morrow.
A High-License Law which is a Blow at the
" Dives "—Much Senatorial Caucus-
Austin, Texas, January 22.—The speak-
er presented a communication from the
superintendent of the Blind asylum to
members to attend an entertainment by
the pupils to-night.
Petitions and memorials were presented
By the Speaker—From the Bell County
Teachers association for various changes ia
the school law.
By Mr. Latimer—From citizens of Wise,
Williamson, Throckmorton and Milam
counties, for temperance instruction in the
My Mr. Cone—From citizens of Karnes
county, to have that county exempted from
the provisions of the game law.
By Messrs. Plumly, Clegg, Kirlicks and
a member from Dallas—From citizens of
Galveston, Houston and Dallas against
bucket shop legislation.
By Mr. Melson—From citizens of the
Eighth Judicial district for a change in the
times of holding courts in that county.
By Mr. McGeehee—A letter from Messrs.
McCord and Lindsey of Coleman in refer-
ence to drouth sufferers, stating there is
not absolute distress there, though
seme suffering among small farmers, but
such a thiDg as starvation is out of the
question. There will have to be close liv-
ing until crops are made, and the legisla-
ture could help them by remitting taxes,
but the writers are opposed to giving ooun-
ties authority to issue bonds. They repre-
sent the condition of affairs in Runnels,
Taylor and Callahan counties to be similar
to that of Coleman.
By Mr. Saddler—From citizens of Fannin
county, for woman suffrage.
By Mr. Chapman—From citizens of Alva-
rado, for a law to regulate the payment of
wages of laborers and employes, and to
prevent their payment in store-orders *r
orders for merchandise.
By Messrs. Davis of Falls, Chapman,
Smith of Travis, and Nicholson—From citi-
zens of Falls, Johnson, Guadalupe and
Fannin counties, favoring co operative as-
Mr. Johnson of Smith, by request, pre-
sented charges against Judge Frank Willis,
and a resolution to appoint a special com-
mission of live to investigate them was
Mr. Baylor introduced a resolution that
our delegation in Congress be requested to
send their pro rata of garden seed to the
drouth sufferers, but on being informed
that action was being taken in Congress to
provide seed to that district he withdrew
Bills and joint resolutions were intro-
duced as follows:
By Mr. Bell of Cooke—Joint resolution
directing the governor to cause the remains
of Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston to
be removed and interred in tombs of en-
during mateiial similar to the tomb of
Washington at Mount Vernon, one to be
placed at the east wing and one at the west
wing of the new capitol.
By Mr. Clegg—Amending the Criminal
Code, requiring that a jusrice of the peace,
when complaint is made that a felony has
been committed in any other than the pre-
cinct or county in which the complaint is
made, shall issue his warrant, returnable
to the magistrate of the precinct in the
county where the felony is committed.
By Mr. Shields—To prevent district and
county clerks from pursuing the occupa-
tion of land agents.
By Mr. Blair—To validate the purchase
by Pierce Johnston of certain school lands
in I.a Salle county.
By Mr. Wilson—Causing convictions of
state, district or county officers for felony,
misdemeanor or other official misconduct
to work an immediate removal from office.
By Mr. Utiger—For the payment of at-
By Mr. Christenberry—Creating the coun-
ty of Ross out of portions of Hill, Navarro,
Limestone and McLennan counties.
By Mr.Pope—Amending the Texas veteran
By Mr. Showalter—A joint resolution
amending the constitution to require for-
eign-born citizens to become fully natural-
ized before they shall be qualified to vote.
By Mr. Cone—To exempt Karnes county
from the law against trapping fish out of
By Mr. Light—A joint resolution amend-
ing the constitution to require a stringent
By Mr. Heath—Regulating the practice
By Mr. Latimer—To permit the female to
testify in seduction cases. [Chapter 15,
General Laws, May 4,1882.]
By Mr. Jones of Panola—To repeal chap-
ter i5, of the General Laws, passed at the
called session of the Seventeenth legisla-
By Mr. Baylor—Creating the counties of
Albion, Hayne, Jeff Davis and Prentiss out i
of Presidio county.
By Mr. Tate—To place upon the market
and regulate the sale of the school, uni-
versity and asylum lands that are timbered
lands, and to prevent trespass upon the
By Mr. Heath—Relieving the survivor in
community estates from the necessity of
giving bond unless it shall be deemed ne-
cessary by the court for the protection of
the interests of creditors and heirs.
By Mr. Newton of Tarrant—To prevent
the sale of fire-arms to minors, fixing a fine
of from $25 to $100.
By Mr. McGaughey—To allow physicians
and surgeons fees for making post-mortem
examinations in criminal cases.
By Mr. Williamson—For the appoitment
of notaries public by the governor on re-
commendation of Commissioners Courts.
By Mr. Garwood—Amending the law re
quirine a gateway in every three miles of
fencing, so as to give half the fine imposed
to the person making the complaint.
By Mr. Parks—Against third terms for
By Mr. Strong—Amending the law to
regulate attachments in county and jus-
By Mr. Showalter—Anlhorizing district
judges to fix appearance day in counties
where the term lasts but one week.
By Mr. Light—Punishing by fine of not
exceeding $500 persons who obstruc, or in-
jure roads, streets or alleys in incorporated
cities or towns.
By Mr. Pope—For the payment of sheriff?,
county judges and county clerks for work
performed in cases of lunatics.
Mr. Browning, from judiciary committee
No. 1, reported favorably a bill amending
the law relative to the sale of intoxicating
liquors during an election; a bill for
the better protection of fish in streams
by preventing their being caught bv ,>oi
sons, dynamite, explosives, etc.; a 1>il
make persons charged with crime; of
fenses and| misdemeanors competen. wit
njsseswith an amendment to prevent the
failure of such persons to testify being
commented on or referred to by couusel
before the jury; a substitute for the bill to
nextend the time with which persons
ee whose lands have solind for taxes and
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