The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 129, Ed. 1 Friday, August 20, 1880 Page: 1 of 4
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GALVESTON, TEXAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1880 —PRICE 5 CENTS.
YOL. XXX1X-NO. 129.
All parties desirous of in =■
serting their cards in the
which ivill contain the advert-
isement of the
SALE OF U^RENDERED LANDS IN
for taxes, and have not yet
sent them in, are respectfully
notified that all the copy of
said advertisement is now in
The first insertion of the
advertisement will, in all pro--'
bability, be given on the 2f>th
inst.; therefore, those cont-em=
plating inse/zing advertise-
ments iviplease forward
same at once, that they may
not reach us too late for inser=
tion. This is an opportunity
that should be embraced by
every Lawyer and Land Agent
in the State.
RATE PER INCH, FOUR
WEEKS, $15 00.
A. H. <3EL0 & CO.,
&olo-headed cane lost ox or
near the Beach, liberal reward for its return
*> Dr. W. «. ROGERS.
PERSOWAIj.—Communication signed "The
Orphan's Friend" received—gratefully. The
object is of such interest to those concerned that
it* writer is urgently requested to communicate
his name, under such injunctions as he may de-
An interior cotton biter, with
good connections north and buying facilities at
several of best points in this state, wants to connect
himself with a Factorage firm or responsible party
wishing to go into business for handling cotton in
Safest manner. Address BOX X. News office.
WANTED -Competent Bookkeeper. Must be
11 conversant with foreign business. Situation
permanent. Apply to J. M. NORTHMAN, Strand.
Wanted -FURNISHED KOOM FOR GENT
for a month. Address, stating location ami
price. Box C, News office.
WANTED—TO KNOW WHERE SCHNEIDER
& Millis have their Twin Spring Bed Factory
Many citizens are using them and pronounce them
the best Springs in use.
The price is only Nine cents a Spring, or 56
WANTED—Bids for fiv® or ten cars shelled or
ear corn, f. o. b., or delivered to Galveston
Ilevator. j. j. LEWIS & CO.
IVj OTICE—O. A, ISEVER; real estate agent,
Xi has removed to Keyraersiioffer's builaiiig,
ground floor, on Mechanic "st.. near *2d st.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED
by the undersigned until Monday, 23d inst., at
12 for the position of manager of the Galveston
Co-operative Co.'s Grocery Department. Bond will
ke required; also that the applicant be a share-
holder. State salary and references. R. S. MARKS
P. O. Boy .-63.
Our sir. ben eke WILL LEAVE FOR
m a few days. Families wanting specialties in
whina, Glarg, etc., or pieces to match, can have
Jheir orders promptly attended to.
MEYER & BENEKE, cor. Tremont and Mechanic.
t Dry Goods and Millinery.
Patronize H«ME INDUSTRY—New
Braunfels Cassimeres, new and stylish patterns.
00c., $1 *and $1 26 a yard; suits made to order mid
warranted to fit. $20, $2250 and $2 >. G. W. NORD-
HOLTZ, Sole Agent for Galveston.
Rooms and Board.
TOR RENT-TWO SOUTH ROOMS. WELL
A furnished, m second story of new residence, No.
139 east Winnie, near ltith street.
VNGLISII KITCHEN-THE CHEAPEST
and best Boarding-house in the city. Meals at
ill times, on the European plan. Private families
waited on at their own residence. Erery accom-
modation of a Cosmopolitan Boarding-house and
oysters / E. PYE, oldest established Oyster
and -and Fish dealer in Texas. Orders
fish. } solicited. Box 662, Galveston.
F05.TS & DON NAN,
EXCHANGE DEALERS AND GEN'L AGENTS,
Dealers in Securities and Land Scrip. Taxes paid
for non-residents. Collections against the state
and individuals solicited. Fees moderate.
I1(IK SALE - Two lots, N.tt. cor. of H and IStli.
in» losea with good fence; two lots on Broad-
wSy; bet. Wth and 19th, south side, price low, to
close up ah estate ^ store and offices in Elsworth
building, and several dwellings for rent.
H. M. TRUEHEART & CO.
SAVE VOIR D1.TIES 8ECERINO
Homesteads no law can deprive you of. whilst
prices and terms are favorable. SAM MAAS.
rro MILIi JtlEN -1500 ACRES OF CHOICE
A PINE OAK. AND WALNUT TIMBER
for sale in Montgomery county, near the C. A M.
R. R. Terms easy and price reasonable.
J. W. DILLON, Kosse.
a lternate land certificates
A. for sale FOLTa & DON NAN,
Brokers and Exchange Dealers, Austin, Texas.
t^o r r e n t— The two-story Lubbock residence
JT with all modern conveniences, on SE. oo* »^r of
Postoffice arid 15th streets. G. A. MEYER,|fl
I^or rent chea p—A desirable two-
story Dwelling. Convenient to street cars.
B. R. A. SCOTT, 22d and Strand.
tj^or rent —A FURNISHED COTTAGE,
desirably situated, with pleasant surroundings.
J. L. MrKEEN. 169 E. Market street.
Honest measuse stove wood, sawed.
Split and Delivered,at ?6 50 per Cord.is cheaper
And better than long wood. Yard. 22d and A.
ICE COLO HINERAL WATERS, 5c.
& glass, at SCHOOLlfXELD'S PHARMAC \\
?OR SALE - My office furniture, including cot-
ton tables an<l large double d^or fire-proof safe.
GEO. W. JALON1CK. 205 Strand.
Light tianila paper, for dry
Goods, etc., as cheap as can be bought North,
lor sale and printed by CLARKE A: COURTS.
All the l at est st y l es of papers
and Visiting cards just received by
CLARKE &, COURTS. Tremont st.
PORTLAND AND ROSENDALE CEMENT.
To Arrive; 6500 bbls., (best brands, i ex schrs.
Jefferson. Bell of Bay, Washington, Vitsran and
Ibis. For sale low by
GEO. H. HENCHMAN,
Importer and Dealer, Galveston. Texas.
PI T MOXEl in VOI R PERSE BY
buving vour tea? at first hands. We have the
Larges; Sti ck and the Greatest Vaiiety of New
Season's Teas to be found in the city. Also a
magnificent sample of Java Coffee.
T. ASHTON & CO.
TJONEST TEA IS THE BEST POLICY.
ALEXANDRE'S Reliable Tea and Coffee Store.
Wonumfutu. Hesditenei, Etc.
A ALLEN & CO., WHOLESALE AND RE-
tV • tail Dealers.
ENGLISH PORTLAND CEMENT,
Pure and Fresh.
Box 724. GALVESTON. TEXAS.
iKorphln. BrtllCrrt in IS
te W «*7»- Sill eniv4.
Da- J. srcarjibn«, Ohio.
CITRATE OF MAGNESIA on DRAUGHT.
15c. a glass, can be had at SC'HOOLFIELD'S
PHARM ACY, Tremont House.
FOUR FOOT Wood. $5; Dravage. $1: sawing and
splitting. Si 50—total. $7 50. Honest measure
Stove Wood, sawed, split and delivered, $6 50.
Yard. 22d and A.
Best flAin'g machines S3 so;
Hatchets for 25c; 2 quart buckets 10c; nails,
binges, screws, cheap at LABADIE'S.
Ccotton BRANDS and
i ALPHABETS, ALL STYLES AND SIZES.
FRED. A. SMITH. 114 Tremont street.
j A do'
andreth's seeds, crop 1880-We are
1 now prepared to flil orders for the abov. cele-
' seed, of llua season's growth. A. Flake Jt Co.
ONLY A FEW DAYS
To Secure Bargains
On sati rdat evening, aug. 28,
I will positively close up my business, prior
to which date the balance of my stock of
must and shall be closed out. I am determined not
to remove a singl- pair of hoots or shoes to Dallas.
Sell the balance of stock I will and shall, regard-
less of cost and much
BE LOW COST.
Such an opportunity to secure bargains has never
before been offered iu Ga.lveSt.un.
NEW ORLEANS SHOE ST0I5E,
SIGN OF THE Blrf REI) AND WHITE FLAG,
Next to Schott's Drug; Store.
SIE BARK OllEKO.N, FR^M Bdtt-
DEaUX. is expected daily w ith —
175 casks CLARET (assorted brands)
500 cases CHATEAU BOUILLAC
150 cases MA R( 1AUX.
100 cases SAUTERNE.
100 cases HAUTE SAUTERNE
50 casks HAUTE SAUTERNE.
150 cases HEIDSICK CHAMPAGNE#
175 cases COGNAC.
150 quarter cask*- COGNAC.
150 cases VINEGAR.
1000 cases BRANDY CHERRIES.
500 cases SARDINES.
50 cases PREPARED MUSTARD.
250 cases CASTILE SOAP.
Special inducements are offered-on all orders re-
ceived before above are stored in bonded ware-
house. HEIBENHEIMER BKOS.
JO. WEN K,
The Shirt Man,
Six for Made to Order.
Novelties in socks, silk and
Linen Handkerchiefs, etc.; 100 dozen Silk
Handkerchiefs at 50c a piece. Write for pricc list
and rules for self measurement.
Orders from tho Country Promptly
Corner Tremont and ."Market Sts.
JOHN HENRY & CO.
Manufacturer and Wholesale Dealers in
BOOTS & SHOES
HATS AND TRUNKS,
121, 123 & 125 Common St.,
A full supply of
and of the
From the following: Springs:
Grand Grille, Hopital,
Which we ofTer LOW TO THE TRADE.
Also, a new importation of
Barclay & Perkins" Loudun Brovri Stonft*
Guinnes & Co.'s Extra Stont.
Indcoope & Co.'s East India Palo Ale.
MARX & KEMPNER.
NO WAR PRICES
IN TIME OF PEA CE.
ONE PRICE ONLY,
and the loicett price, is atked for the faliening:
CA SHI MERE SUITS,
$10, 12, 16, 17, 20.
Dtagon.oZ Co cuts
$6.50, 10,12.50, 15, 18.
Fine Worsted & (Diagonal Suits
$19; 22, 25, 30.
A T.-PACA SJlCJT,
$3, 4.50 and up.
$2.75, 3.50, 4 and up.
I retail the
A1 WHOLESALE PRICES,
$1.00, 1.50, 1.75, 2.00.
C. E. <B(ROUSSArR(D.
ONE PRICE. NO DEVIATION.
WK wish to inform our
T ▼ friends and customers that
we have moved across the street
and are now fixed and ready to
wait on ail who want pood shoes
at low prices. FLATTO <£ BROS.
Commissioner of Deeds,
OFFICE AT ISLAND CITY SAVINGS BANK.
Depositions from the country promptly and care-
fully attended to.
\TK1V FAMILY SINGER—
_i_^l Genuine imported, ftuast improvements,
polished black walnut cov«r. drop-leaf and two
drawers, complete, with all extra at tech ments, and
fully warranted, only $3\ H. BLAGGE. Agent.
131 P. O. street. Galveston.
4 NEW LINE OF
-Ja. FANCY BASKETS, just received at
I. C. LEVY'S
Picture-frame Manufactory and Variety store.
Market street, between Twenty-first and Twenty-
not seem to be much that is noble in such un-
manliness, the fate of Miss Moulton may prove
profitable to American beauties in Europe who
delight in setting their caps for titled snobs.
It is nofi a pleasant reflection for a decent wo-
man to dwell on, that the blooded stock of Eu-
rope regard the marriage of one of their colts
to a plain American lady as being but little
better than concubinage.
A dispatch from Dallas to the New Orleans
Times, dated yesterday, mentioned an accident
on the Texas-Pacific mixed train, near Bar-
ton's creek, by which two men, named Drum
and Terrell, were killed, and several injured;
but a special inquiry from the News to its
Dallas correspondent, last night, failed to
elicit mention of the occurrence. There is
probably some mistake about it.
Hon. J. A. Seddon, whose death is an-
nounced in the dispatches, served a term iu
congress before the war. Afterward, his
health failing, he was almost forgotten until
the war agitation brought him into notice
again, and when llr. Benjamin was trans-
ferred from the office of secretary of war to
the department of state, Mr. Seddon was ap-
pointed to the vacancy, in filling which his
services were satisfactorj', he being, perhaps,
a more harmonizing official than Mr. Ben-
The census returns, as far as received, make
rather a poor showing for the trade centers on
the Mississippi. New Orleans, which has
scarcely any railroad traffic, has fallen behind
all the other large cities in its rate of growth.
Vicksburg has fallen off in population, and
Memphis is a smaller city than it was ten
years ago. The returns for St. Louis are not
encouraging as was expected. On the upper
Mississippi, Quiucy has barely held its own,
and Hannibal falls behind. In fact, the only
towns that have kept up with the natural rate
of growth owe it to their railroad connections,
and it is not until we come to Minneapolis and
St. Paul, which are not river cities but rail-
road cities, that we encounter that rapid growth
which indicates prosperity.
Roscoe Co.xkling has got over the sulks*
and promises to make a few speeches in the
Notwithstanding the increase in the cost
of iron and labor, many European steamship
companies are having their fleets increased,
and in a few weeks new* vessels of great di-
mensions and speed will enter New York for
the first time.
The next triennial conclave of the knights
templar will be held in San Francisco, where
it is hoped the entertainment will come up to
the programme. At Chicago there seems to
have been a lack of management in providing
for the entertainment a»d comfort of the sir
In Silesia, Posen, and East and West Prussia
warnings of famine, tight, pinching, wasting,
are presented in the almost total destruction of
the crops by the rain. In view of such a con-
tingency it is a matter of poor comfort to the
intelligent Teuton to find his emperor pressing
him for more money to run his improved
The landing of small and large arms at Silist-
ria by a Russian iron-clad is a contempt of the
peace-patching powers, which indicates any-
thing but an easy solution of the puzzling prob-
lem in th<» east. Selistria is a fortified town of
European Turkey, in Bulgaria, on the right
bank of the Danube, and this action on the
part of Russia looks litre an open daiiance of
Austria and her allies.
Count Von Hatzfeldt has had his mar
riage with an American lady, Miss Moulton,"
dissolved to save his caste. WhLla there.does
CVJtJiJEXT I*01,1TICJL1j gossip.
Ex-postmaster general Key is credited
with the cheering prophecy that "after this
3rear there will be no more solid south. If
Hancock is elected, there will be divisions and
dissensions over the distribution of the spoils.
If Garfield is elected, the cohesive power of
contemplated victory will be gone, and the
south will split into several parties on local
The views of president Hayes - and those
of senator Logan, of Illinois, are somewhat
divergent. The president, in his address to the
veterans of his old command, recently said:
" To perpetuate the union and abolish slavery
were tl«e work of the war. To educate the
uneducated is the appropriate work of peace."
Senator Logan, in his recent speech at Rut-
land, exclaimed; '• If I had the power, so
help me God, bayonets and bludgeons would
be used till every kuklux was suppressed and
The New York Tribune is troubled, and,
like Rachel of old, refuses to be comforted.
The union, "the paper started by Horace
Greeley " thinks, is in danger, and all because
Gen. Hancock is receiving the thanks of the
people for his manly acts while in command of
Louisiana and Texas. The Tribune says:
" Anyone who reads the southern democratic
papers (or even the northern ones, for that
matter; can not fail to be struck with the fact
that they do not praise Hancock for fighting
the rebels, but only for trying to get them
back into the union with all their old powers
and privileges unimpaired, to regain by the
ballot what they had lost by the sword."
Col. Forneyf in his paper of August 4,
remarks: "It was a southern man and a dem-
ocrat who taught armed nullification the dan-
ger of assailing the republic in 1832, and it is a
northern man and a democrat who, in 1880,
asks the people of both sections to come to-
gether in one mission of brotherhood. Both
these men were soldiers. Jackson drove the
British invader from the soil of Louisiana on
the 8th of January, 1815; Hancock drove the
confederate invader from the soil of Pennsyl-
vania on the 3d of July, 1863. The people of
the north and south rewarded Gen. Jackson by
electing him twice to the presidency, and now
the people of the north and south are about to
elect Gen. Hancock to tbe presidency, not alone
because he was among the bravest of the
brave in the hour of direst peril, but was
among the most magnanimous, and chiefly be-
cause he is now the leader of the only party
pledged to peace and prosperity."
The Philadelphia Telegram, referring to
the late experiences of Gen. Weaver, in
Alabama, makes itself rather merry at the ex-
pense of that gentleman particularly, and
greenbackers generally. The Telegram says:
1 The greenback organ at Washington pub-
lishes as droll a story of alleged bulldozing as
ever was concocted. Of course, the terrible
outrage occured in Alabama where the green-
backers recently cut such a sorry figure, and,
no doubt, has been appropriately embellished
for the occasion in ordor to be of service else-
where. The absurdities and incongruities of
this story are grotesque. The speaker was
first interrupted by those who did not want to
hear him, and then was drewned out by a
brass band, which 4 could not be controlled by
those who hired it.' Like the boy's whistle,
the horns would 1 go' in spite of the efforts of
the other two-legged brass machine on the
platform. And so the 4 orator' was compelled
to take a res". In passing, it may be re-
marked that the much-abused * brass
baud' has at last rendered man-
kind a real service in proving that a green-
back agitator can be suppressed, no matter
what the theories to the contrary. The i ora-
tor,' however, just here makes a most unfor-
tunate admission, viz: that his cruel supression
by the band ' made more converts to our cause
than any greenback speech that any advocate
of our cause could deliver.7 Horrible suspi-
cion! Was this band hired by the 'orator's'
employers, who knew its music would be more
effective than the chin-music of the peripatetic
agitator? It looks that way. Then the 'ora-
tor' was 'warned' to 'git,' but finally was
allowed to take the next.train, after being re-
quired to surrender the alleged ' warning.'
Another fatal admission. Mobs do not take
time to put their polite suggestions or requests
in writing: nor do those who receive them
tarry upon the order to'git.' They move on
quickly. Finally, the ' orator' says the mob
was perfectly sober, but he strangelv forgets
to jot down his own condition. Altogether,
this is a very fine piece of campaign work—
for the greenback idiot,"
The Kai»hts Templar Conclave.
Chicago, August 19.—At a meeting of the
committee on location of the next knights tem-
plar triennial conclave at noon to-day it was
decided by a unanimous vote to hold the next
conclave at San Francisco in 1S83, and such re-
port was made to the grand encampment this
afternoon. Benj. Dean, of Boston, was elected
E. M. commander. The display attendant on
tbe conclave hure is virtually over. Last
night the exodus of the ^returning knights be-
gan. and to-dav the departing trains on the
lines were over crowded. On all sides among
citizens and visitors there is a general expres-
sion of disappointment and annoyance at tbe
lack of management aud foresight, which has
been exhibited in providing for accommodat-
ing, entertainment and the comparative com-
fort of the crowd attracted hither by the mag-
nificent programme, which has in no instance
reached the point of satisfactory fulfillment.
Sir knight Robert Enoch Withers, of Alexan-
dria, Va., was elected deputy grand master, sir
knight Chas Ronie, of New York, grand senior
warden, and sir knight W. Larue Thomas, of
Kentucky, grand junior warden. Sir knight
John W. Simons was re-elected grand trea-
surer, and sir knight Theo. Parviu grand re-
OYER THE STATE.
Probably Fatally Sliot.
[Special Telegram to the New*.!
Ennis, August 19.—Our community is again
in mourning. This morning, about 8 o'clock,
Joe Bullard was shot and dangerously wound-
ed by S. B. Alexander. On yesterday after-
noon Bullard arrested Alexander for carrying
a pistol. After being fined by the mayor, Al-
exander had a fisticuff with Joe Forsyth: he
was rearrested by Bullard and calaboosed.
This morning ho went up in front of a store
where Bullard was standing; a quarrel arose
about the calaboosing yesterday, when Bul-
lard was shot with a revolver, the ball ranging
diagonally through the abdomen. Physicians
think his recovery impossible. Ballard wa«? a
bravo and efficient officer. Alexander is a
prosperous blacksmith, has a wife and three
children, anil has hitherto stood well as a citi-
zen. He seems to have been frenzied from tbe
mortification of being c&laboosed.
Joe Bullard died at 9.45 this evening. Sii
ney Alexander, his murderer, is lodged in t]
llciicans Blurdered by ludians a|
[Special Telegram to the News.]
Laredo, August 19.—A gentleman just re-
turned from Santa Rosa, Mexico, report--, that
a band of Indians is committing terrible depre-
dations in that vicinity. During the last sik
weeks about eighty people were killed bjr
them. People only venture out of town Ml
large armed parties.
Since the great jail delivery here at Laredo,
August 11, when seven prisoners lost heir
lives, and the insolent firing on that day froi.i
tbe Mexican side upon officers and citizens on
American soil, endeavoring to recapture th#
prisoners, followed by a display of the Mexi-
can garrison on the river bank in order of bat-
tle, everything has been quiet here.
Telegraph communication has just been ro-
stored, but the San Antonio mails are far be-
hind. Plenty of roin.
It EL TOXm
Railroad Snrvej*— Boll Worms.
[Special Telegram to the News.]
Belton, August. 19.—From Mr. Hawely,
contractor of Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe rail-
road, we learn that their advance camp is now
within nine miles of Belton. He says that they
are pushing the road with all possible speed,
and are furnishing employment to all persons
and teams that apply.
The Central surveyors are camped on the
Loon river, one mile east of town. Think
their survey crossed the gulf road about two
miles from here, and they followed the middle
survey of the gulf road from some six miles
east to the crossing on the Leon. They report
a good line. *
Some boll worms reported throughout the
A I STIX.
mail Robbers on Trial—Tbe Election.
[Special Telegram to the Newa.]
Austin, August 19.—In the United States
district court this morning, Dell and Rail Dub-
lin, Bill and Mack Potter, and Mat Wilson, tbe
Pegleg mail robbers, were placed on trial, and
the entire day consumed in impaneling a jury.
Only eight were procured, and the court ad-
journed until to-morrow. There is a large
number of witnesses in the case, and the trial
will be watched with a great deal of interest.
The rains have brought out the late cotton,
and it will yield well.
The city election matter has quieted down
and the result is not likely to be interfered
Blanford's defalcation now foots up over
$10,000. He is still at large.
Attempted Suicide—Ravages of tbe Boll
[Special Telegram to the News.]
Daulas, August 19.—Eva Sheppard, a cy-
prian, attempted suicide with laudanum. A
stomach pump was applied, with the desired
Examination into cotton fields in different
portions of this county satisfy cotton men and
farmers that the damage of the boll worm will
reduce the yield of the fields examined fully
four-fifths. They are reported as ravaging
the plant in Denton, and at work on crops
raised on new land in Tarrant, Johnson. Eliis,
Kaufman, Hunt, Rockwall, Cooke, Montague,
Clay an^rVise counties.
Tbe Tflob and tbe Wreckers.
St. Louis. August 19.—Teiegrams received
last nigbt trom Capt. T. W. Bedford, of the
wrecking boat T. T. Eckert, are to the effect
that the excitement is still high among friends
of the thieves who attempted to plunder the
Vicksburg, and that the sheriff did not seem
able to maintain peace. H. A. Burris and Wm.
Howard, divers of the Eckert, and Jamss
Jones, another of the crew, were still under
guard on shore, and Capt. Bedford remained
under surveillance on the boat. The mob
would not allow tbe wrecker to be moved, nor
would they permit the wrecking of the Vicks-
burg to proceed. Capt. Dugau, superinten-
dent of tbe Underwriters' Wrecking company,
and Capt. Barnard, secretary of the board of
marine underwriters, and Capt. Scudder,
president of the St. Louis and Vicksburg
Packet company, owners of the sunken Vicks-
burg, telegraphed last night to Gov. Marks, of
Tennessee, asking for military and other aid,
to protect their men and property. Fears
were entertained that the- mob would lynch
Burris, Howard and Jones, or, at least, Burris,
who, they assert, shot the man who fell over-
board from the skiff.
Seised with Cramps.
Atlantic City, August 19—3 p. m.— Fearn
has been seized with cramps and has been taken
from the water.
Farewell Concert — Crops, Weather,
[Special Telegram to the News.1
Marshall, August 19.—Miss Ella Rives,
the sweetest 9inger in all the land, has kindly
consented to give a farewell concert on Satur-
day night, previous to her departure for New
Rill Cole, colored, brought in the first bale,
which was purchased by T. G. Twiman, at
14>£c, and shipped to St. Louis.
No serious damage as yet from the worms.
The weather is extremely hot.
The ice factory is in successful operation.
Boy Bitten by a Rabid Bos*
[Special Telegram to the News.]
DENISON, August 19.—A 9 year old boy
named Robert Short was bitten, this morning,1
by a rabid dog that seems to have been suffer-
ing all the maddening tortures of hydrophobia.
Robert, in company with another boy, was
passing the residence of the owner of the dog,
John Perkins, on Gandy street, when the mad
brute sprung over the fence upon them. Dr.
Malcolm, who attends the boy, pronounces it a
deep, severe bite. The wound bled freely.
Tbe Old Settlers' Picnic Closed.
fcSpecial Telegram to the News.l
Sherman, August 19.—The old settlers' pic-
nic closed to-day by the election of the follow-
ing officers for the ensuing year: W. W.
Wheat, president: Robt. Wheat, vice presi-
dent; J. P. Loving, secretary; R. P. Whita*
ker, assistant secretary, and J, H. Lea, mar-
shal. The valedictory was delivered by Capt.
Ben Christian, with all the old settlers sur-
rounding him by joining hands, and the band
playing the Swest By and By.
Cotton Badly Damaged by Worms.
LSpecial Telegram to the News.]
McKinnky, August 19.—The first bale was
brought in to-day by T. P. Brumby, from
three miles northeast of McKinney. Sold to
Cameron & Bower for 13>$ cents, and shipped
to Moody & Jemisec, Galveston. Merchants
raised a premium of $100.
The weather continues hot and sultry.
The worm is damaging the cotton crop so
that it will fall below the average-
HO UND ROCK.
Excitement Over tbe First Bale.
LSpecial Telegram to the News.1
Round Rock, August 19.—There was gi-eat
excitement here this evening over Round
Rock's first bale. The cotton was raised and
brought to market by J. W. Christian, living on
Brushy creek, a few miles below town. It was
sold at auction, and bought by Geo. S. Potter,
for 123^c. per pound. Christian gets the pre-
mium offered by the merchants of Round
Two Cases of Sunstroke—Crops, Etc.
[Special Telegram to the News."}
Palestine, August 19.—We had two cases of
sunstroke yesterday, but neither of them was
fataL These are the first cases of the kind
ever known here. The weather is very hot
Farmers report cotton very fine from all
parts of the country.
Grand Lodse Knights of Honor.
fSoecial Telegram to the News.1
Waco, August 19.—The grand lodge knights
of honor adjourned this evening, to meet at
San Antonio the first Tuesday in August, 1881.
The session here is reported to have been a very
pleasant one, and the delegates are as fine a
body of men as ever met in Waco.
Ravages ot Boll Wor
LSpecial Telegram to the New*.] —
Thelbell, August 19.—Distressing reports. Turrel* killed, and several u^ured.
prevail as to the ravages of the boll worm in
Kaufman, Hunt, Rockwall and Van Zandt
counties. It is thought that not over one-third
of the prospective yield of cotton ten days ago
will be realized.
fhe First el tbe Season.
1 Special Teletrram to the News ]
Decatur, August, 19.—Decatur's first bale
was brought in on yesterday by T. J. Kennev.
It was classed low middling and sold to .J. LT11-
man & Co. for 10^' cents, w ith a premium of
regular jpahjt dispatch.
Tbe Cotton. Woo], Hide and Cattle
l*I«rkct* — Coffee Firm — Stocks and
Boudn Strong, Etc.*
iSpeeial Telegram to the News.]
New York, August 19.—Stocks and bonds
were very strong to-day. Sales include fit),COO
^International firsts at 103; $10,000 Texas and
'Pacific consols at 93; also 100 Houston and
Texas Central shares at iGW.
Tbe Northwestern road had a cash balance
on the year, after paying all expenses and
dividends, of nearly $:2,000,00tt.
The Boston hide market is dull, owing to
high prices asked. Th<» Journal reports wool
quiet and weak in consequence of a continued
absence of manufacturing demand; later on,
however, an improvement is looked for,
though just now the woolen trade is unsatisfac-
Brooks, Dewson & Co. report hides unsettled
A schooner has been chartered to take water-
pipe from Philadelphia to Galveston at §2 50.
Coffee is firm.
No beef cattle in market.
Texas hides sold at 4@oc.
Heavy liquidations yesterday in August
cotton caused a decline in that month. To day
September advanced;on the shorts covering.
Tbe room is generally bearish, excepting tbe
H. Seehgson, of Galveston, is here.
new or leans.
Yellow Fever on a Schooner at Bay
St. Louis—Strict Quarantine Regula-
[Special Telegram to the News.1
New Orleans, August 19.—The Theresa G.,
which has been persistently running the Mis-
sissippi state quarantine stations, was last
night brought to at Bay St. Louis with h<?r
flag half-mast. The health officer, on boarding
her, found one man dead and another sick, pre-
sumably from yellow fever. The bay of St.
Louis is 70 miles from New Orleans.
The board of health, at its meeting to-night,
has ordered that vessels being brought up
the river shall be towed by hawsers astern and
not by steamer alongside, and the strictest and
most absolute isolation of quarantining vessels
from all communications, either with other
vessels or with the shore; shall hereafter be
enforced under heavy penalty. It also orders
that all fumigation and disinfection shall
henceforth be made under the personal super-
vision of the resident quarantine physicians.
Inspectors will also be stationed at the mouth
of the river to prevent ail communication with
vessels from infected ports that may not choose
to come up.
Gen. Orlerson Hits at the Indian
Washington, August 19.—The war depart-
ment received to-day from Col. B. H. Grier-
son, commanding the sixth cavalry, a long
and detailed report ot* the expedition made by
him in March and April last to the Mescalero
Indian agency, in Nfcw Mexico, for the pur-
pose of co-operating with Gen. Hatch in dis-
arming the Apaches at that post. Col. Grier-
son, in his report, expressed the opinion that
the Indians at the Mescalero agency should be
removed entirely to fort Stanton, where they
would be under the direct control of the
military authorities. The agency, he said,
has, for a long time, been simply a sort of hos-
pital for old and infirm Indians, and a safe
refuge and convenient place for the younger
and more active ones to obtain supplies to en-
able them to continue tlieir raiding and depre-
dations in Texas and elsewhere. The agency,
too, had also become virtually a supply camp
for Victoria's band, who, in addition to such
means of subsistence, were, by a most remark-
able manifestation of generosity on tbe part of
the Indian department, having' their families
fed and kindly cared for at San Carlos agency.
Thus, Col. Grierson says, tbe troops were re-
quired to pursue, hunt up and fight Victoria
and his marauders while the latter were kept
on the war path, strengthened, reinforced and
doubly supplied by the indirect and direct aid
of the government. After giving a graphic
statement of the difficulties with which ben.
Hatch has to contend in his pursuit of Victo-
ria's band. Col. Grierson says the troops, how-
ever, by keeping steadily and persistently in
pursuit of the Indians, will finally weary
them out and compel their surrender, unless
the kind friends of the marauders step in and,
through their influence with the interior de-
partment, save the Indians for humanity sake
and for use in future wars.
Washington, August 19.—A largely at-
tended Gat field and Arthur ratification meet-
ing was held here to-night. Speeches were
made by secretary Sherman, judge George E.
Harris, of Mississippi, and others. The speech
of secretary Sherman was devoted mainly to
a comparison of the republican and democratic
parties aud their records, to the disadvantage of
the latter. The republican party, he said, was
a national party, while the democratic party
was sectional. The republicans wished to
(piake this government a nation; the democrats
a confederaoy of states. The republicans at
the outbreak of the war rallied around the old
flag, while everv democrat in the south went
into tbe confederate army. The republican
party brought tbe homestead law to life after
it had been vetoed by a democratic president.
When tbe question of honest m^ney arose, it
was the republican party which protected the
interests of the nation. The Lnited States
bonds paid 12 per cent, interest, and
twenty-year bonds sold for 85 and 90
cents on the dollar. Now our bonds are
worth more than those of any other country
in the world except Great Britain. Referring
to Gen. Hancock, secretary Sherman said he
was a good man, and if he would desert tbe
democratic party, against which he had fought
four years, the republicans would elect him to
some respectable office. Comparison of can-
didates, however, was had in every way in fa-
vor of Garfield.
The Chili-Peru Difficulties.
Panama, August 10.—Three months of the
five which the new Chilian minister of war had
allowed for recruiting of a force to march on
Lima have already passed and not more than
IkKK) new recruits have been sent by transport
to the north yet. The depot at San Lorenzo,
opposite Callao, has not received the first con-
tingent of the force which is to break the power
of Peru and enfore submission of the country to
terms of conquerors. In addition to the 30,000
men who are deemed necessary for the attack
upon Lima, 6000 men are under orders, it is
said, to operate in the northern departments
of Peru. For this purpose, in addition to
placing sufficient garrisons in Moquezo, Tacrea,
Arica and Autofogasta, an entire force of from
45,000 to 50,0* ."O meu will be required. Of these
Chili has under arms in the neighborhood of
30,000 men. A decree has been issued
calling out the national militia in all the
provinces north of Aranco, and Chilian ac-
counts say the call is responded to with alacri-
ty, but it is safe to say that five months more
will be required for the commencement of the
final struggle. Both parties seem to be confi-
dent. The effective force of the Peru\ ians in
their capital does not number more than
10,000 men. _
Awarding the Prizes.
Chicago, August 19.—Prizes for competitive
drill were awarded as follows: First prjze—
elegant sword, for eminent command—to Ra-
pier com mandery, Indianapolis; second prize
—to De Molay commandery, Louisville: third
prize—to Reed commandery, Dayton, Ohio;
fourth prize—to Damascus commandery, St.
Paul. Special prize for mounted men awarded
to De Molay commandery, Grand Rapids. Fort
Monroe commandery, of Rochester, ruled out
for not having drilled as to require move-
Suicide ol an Old Lady.
Norfolk, Va., August 19.—Mrs. Elizabeth
Benson, an aged lady and mother of chief of
police Benson, who committed suicide last
January, cut her throat with a table knife
this morning, and then jumped into a hogs-
head of water. When found, she was dead
and rigid. Cause—temporary insanity.
The Wreekert at Work.
Memphis. August 19.—The officers ot the
steamer John B. Mudea, which arrived to-
dav, reports everything quiet at Ashport,
Tenn. Lawlessness was manifested, but was
promptly checked by the sheriff, who was
aided bv the law-abiding people of the count v.
The crew of the Eckert are all at work wreck-
ing the City of Vicksburg.
New Bedford, Mass., August 19.—The races
yesterday over tbe forty-mile course, for fiag
officers" prize, of the New York yacht club,
open to eastern clubs, also for first-class
schooners, was won by Crusader, second-class
by Peerless, first class' sloops by Mischief, sec-
ond-class by Reg>na.
Fatal Railroad Accident.
New Orleans, August 19.—The Times Dal-
las special says: The mixed train on the Texas
and Pacific ran over a steer and was thrown
from tbe track near Barton creek. Nine cars
were demolished and two men, named Drum
EXTRA PRESS REPORT.
[special to the galveston news.]
Russia and the Corea.
London, August 19.—A St. Petersburg dis-
patch to the Standard says several Russian
journals advocate the seizure of Corea. from
motives of the most sordid nature, stated with
cynical frankness. The Navoe Vremya says
the opening of Corean ports would at once
establish a flourishing commerce between them
and Siberia, supplying Anioor provisions and
emigrants. 1C our representations are backed
by the full force of our Pacifie fleet, the
Coreans will hardly dare to resist in opening
up Corea, and our fleet will render Russia a
service which the heavy expenditure for the
support and improvement of the navy entitles
her to demand.
Monmouth Park, N. J., August 19.—An
overcast sky this morning doubtless kept many
people away from the races; still, the attend-
ance was fair.. Pools on the introductory
scramble of five furlongs sold as follows:
Topsy, $200; Belmont's entry, $125; Compen-
sation, $S0: Withers, $75; Doyd, $00; P. Loril-
lard, *30. Compensation won; Topsy second
and P. Lorillard third. Time, 1.03U'.
Pools on the second race, tbe West End hotel
stakes for fi iies three years old, were sold as
follows: Glidelia, £300; Belmont, $135; Nancy,
$100; Queen's Own, $55; one mile and a half.
It was wcw l»y Glidelia, with Eldelwiss second
and Corita third. Time, 2.39%.
The third race, free handicap sweepstakes,
for all ages, with $1000 added by Elberson
hotel, one and three-quarters mile, was won
by Monitor in 3.02^, the best on record; Re-
port second and Una third.
The fourth race was for seaside stakes for
$350, for geLtlemen riders, one and one-eighth
mile, Baronet ran away near the finish and
lost tho race, Odd Fellow winning easily by six
lengths; Spartan, second. Time, 2.071-^'.
Futh was a selling race for a purse of $500,
one and one-quarter miles. Gossip kept the
lead most of the way, and won by three-
quarters of a length; Basil second and Anna
Augusta third. Time, 2.09,4". The hurdle
race for a purse of $»i00 was won easily by
Judith; Venblatad second, and Lizzie third.
Time, 3.1T/i. Peter Haynes fell at the last
jump and broke his back.
Democratic State Convention.
Leadyille, Col., August 19.—The demo-
cratic state convention mot this morning at
10.30, and a platform was taken up by sections.
The resolutions indorse the platform and prin-
ciples of the Cincinnati convention, and recog-
uize in Garfield a persistent enemy of Colora-
do's chief product; demand free aud unlimited
coinage of silver dollars; that the public do-
main should be free to settlement for agricul-
tural purposes and by purchase for mining
purposes: and that the law regarding mining
property should be plain and free from the
complications of martial law. The resolutions
were delated all the morning. When the con-
vention took a recess the matter was still being
discussed, and may occupy the entire day.
This is the main feature of the convention pro-
ceedings, and much interest is manifested in
Elizabethport, N. J., August 19.—A car-
riage, containing Mrs. Maiioney, of Pine
street, and four members of her family, com-
ing from a funeral, attempted to cross the
track in front of the locomotive this morning.
Tbe locomotive frightened the team, wbich
ran away, and the carriage was demolished.
Tbe colored coachman was killed, and Mrs.
Mahoney's back broken. One daughter is re-
ported fatally injured and others seriously.
The Burglar's Revenge.
Arlington, N. J., August 19.—At an early
hour this morning Geo. Beiser, visiting on
Chestnut street, shot and wounded one of two
burglars who were prying open the basement
door. The burglars exclaimed, " We will fix
you for this,''and fled. About an hour latter
they returned and set fire to the house, which
was totally destroyed, together with the ad-
joining dwellings of Mr. Moran; loss $15,000.
The burglars escaped.
Springfield, Mo., August 19.—The trotting
races here to-day were attended by ten thou-
sand people. St. Julian won the free for all
race in three straight heats. Time 2.193$',
2.19^ and 2.15. An attempt of Maud to beat
her Rochester record was a failure, tho mare
breaking badly, and only succeeding on the
fourth trial in making a mile in 2.19.
Prospects of Cramping Anew,
Atlantic City, N. Y., August 19.—The
swimming match between Boyton and Fern»
which was broken up to-day on account of
cramps with which the latter was seized, after
swimming about seven and a half miles, will
probably be repeated soon.
Precipitated into a Cellar.
New York, August 19.—Fifteen persons
were more or less injured to-day by being pre-
cipitated into a deep cellar at the corner of
Worth and Mulberry streets, through the giv-
ing way of the iron grating.
Death of Hon. JT. A. Seddon.
Richmond, August 19.—Hon. Jas. Alexan-
der Seddon, formerly secretary of war of the
confederacy, died at his residence in Gooch-
land county this flaorning, aged sixty-five
Geo. yieyer Dangerously 111.
Buffalo, August 19.—Gen. Albert J. Meyer,
chief signal officer of the United States, is lying
very sick, of heart disease, at the Palace hotel
in this city.
New Ship for the Rlallory Line.
Chester, Pa., August 19.—The new iron
steamship Newport left Roach's yards this
morning for New York, to run in the Mallory
Cincinnati, August 19.—Hon. A. W.
Hutchins, was to-day nominated for congress
at Canton, Ohio, by the democratic party.
Nominated for Congress.
Peoria, Ills., August 19.—J no. Slee was
nominated to-day for congress by the demo-
crats of the ninth Illinois district.
Portland, Me., August 19.—Joshua N. Os-
good was nominated for governor by the pro-
hibitionists here to-day.
Liverpool, August 19.—Sailed, 18th: Bark
Cyrus, for Galveston.
The American Bar Association.
Saratoga, August 19.—At the opening of
to-day's session of tbe American bar associa-
tion. Courtland Parker, of New Jersey, deliv-
ered the annual aodress, taking for h:s subject
Alexander Hamilton, of New York, and Wm.
Patterson, of New Jersey, whom he styled the
chief architects of the national constitution.
At the conclusion of his address, the resolutions
recommended last year by the committee on
legal education and admission to the bar, were
taken up, when Mr. Carelton Hunt recom-
mended several amendments. The resolutions
were debated at length and then, with a sub-
stitute offered by James O. Broaduead. of Mis-
souri, were laid on the table until to-morrow.
Several committees reported progress and were
continued. On motion of Wm. Allen Butier,
of New York, the executive committee was
authorized to procure some room in New York
or Philadelphia lor the office ot the association.
At the evening session the following officers
were elected; President, Edward J. Phelps,of
Vermont: secretary, Eaward Otie Hinkiey, of
Baltimore, Md.: treasurer. Francis Rawle, of
Philadelphia. Executive committee: L. P. Po-
land, Si. Jobhsburg. Vermont, chairman; Si-
mon E. Baldwin, New Haven, Conn., and Wm.
Allen Butler, New York. A vice president and
local council were also elected. Geo. 1 ucker
Bispham, of Philadelphia, rsad a paper on the
rights of material men and employes of the
railroads as against mortgages.
St. Louis, August 19.—The democrats of
the seventh district renominated John F.
Phillips for cougress by acclamation yester-
Louisville, August 19.—The democrats of
the ninth district renominated Thos. Turner
Fredericksburg, Va., August 19.—Judge
John Critcher was nominated lor congress at
Tappahannock yesterday by the readjusters'
convention of the first Virginia district. He
served in the forty-first congress.
St. Albans, Vt., August 19.—The democrats
in the third congressional d.strict, to-day,
nominated John W. Currie, of Troy, for coa-
Democratic State Convention.
Leabville, Col., August 19.—The demo-
cratic state convention was called to order at 3
p. M. yesterday, when the committee on Der-
manent organization reported in favor of C. 8.
Thompson as chairman. The committee on
credentials reported, and were discharged.
After a considerable delay the committee on
resolutions reported, after which the conven-
tion adjourned until 10 a. m. to-day.
North Carolina's First Bale.
Norfolk, Va., August 19.—The first bal* of
new cotton from North Carolina was received
to-day. It graded low middling and sold at
13%c. This is ten days earlier than the first
received last year.
WORE ION INTELLIGENCE.
Floods and Harvests.
London, August 19.—A Berlin dispatch
says: Reports from the provinces in regard to
floods are worse daily. Not only has Silesia
suffered terribly, but also east and west Prus-
sia. The harvest is almost totally destroyed.
Tbe correspondent of the Times who visited
the most part of Silesia estimates that in one
potato district alone the damage done amounts
to 150,txx) marks, while 2000 acres of arable
land and pasture ground were inundated by
the overflow of the Oder. In the neighborhood
of Oppela. 3000 acres of potato fields are cover-
ed with water, and whole villages are isolated.
The rain was so violent that in a few hours the
river Niepe rose six feet.* In Posen, an im
me use expanse of meadow is inundated. Not
only is the grain destroyed, but the straw also.
It is feared that in some places the wetness
of the ground may disastrously delay or alto-
gether prevent its preparation for next year's
seed. In the district of Kulm, west Prussia,
twenty-four hours rain completely ruined the
harvest. In some parts of east and west Prussia
the fieids are so impassable that it is impossible
to garner. What remains of grain and pota-
toes are beginning to rot. Ic will thus appear
that the official estimates of the German har-
vest prospects recently published will have to
be greatly lowered. Rye is almost wholly de-
stroyed; wheat and barley have littl? surviv-
ing value in the market, or the labor-.ng por-
tion of the community the loss of the potato
crdp is mo>t serious, and the aid of the govern-
ment is alread>r being earnestly invoked.
Russia's Attitude Toward fhisa.
London, August 19.—The London corre-
spondent of the Manchester Guardian says
the dispute between Russia and China is tar
from Wing near adjustment. I am positively
assured that the relations of the two powers
are as .strained as ever, ami that Russia is talc-
ing an attitude which wiil render peace impos-
sible. The . damage to Russian subjects by
nominade raiders from Kashgoria and Mon-
golia are made the basis for a heavy pecuniary
claim. Gen. Kuuffwian is said to be intriguing
with the leaders of the Demgan revolt in Kash-
goria. Russia will not assume openly an ag-
gressive attitude until all her men-of-war are
assembled on the Paciiic. Russia is sounding
Japan respecting the joint occupation of Corea.
A Famine Threatened.
London, August 19.—A Berlin dispatch says
the papers are again full of disheartening re-
ports of the harvest in Silesia, Posen and east
and west Prussia. The crops in certain dis-
tricts m these provinces may be said to be
wholly destroyed. Lives have been lost, rail-
way and river embankments are swept away,
bridges broken down, villages flooded, farms
inundated, and a vast tract of the grain-grow-
ing land converted into lakes and swamps by
tho torrents of rain. A great famine is 1 eared
in all the above named provinces.
Runsia Putting in Hor Work.
London, August 19.—A Constantinople dis-
patch to the Daily Telegraph says the reply of
th« porte to the collective note, promising to
cede Dulcigno, was sent the ambassadors yes-
terday. The porte has received information
of the arrival off Silistria of a Russian steam-
er with a large quantity of arms and ammuni-
Gono on Ordinary Business.
London, August 19.—In the house of com-
mons to-day Rt. Hon. Hugh Childers, secre-
tary of state for war, replying to a question,
said the rumor that Mr. Forster bad been
summoned to Ireland is untrue, but that he
went there in the ordinary course of business.
Dissolving: rHarriase to Save Caste.
London, August 19.—A Berlin dispatch to
the morning Post says the last obstacle to the
appointment of count von Hatzefeidt as secre-
tary of state for foreign affairs has been re-
moved, his marriage with an American lady,
Miss Moulton, having been legally dissolved."
A New Note by the Powers.
London, August 19.—An Athens dispatch
says: England finally accepted the task refused
by France of drawing up a fresh note in re-
gard to the Greek question, on a basis approved
by the powers, rejecting the porte's sugges-
Ruptnre In the Turkish Cabinet.
London, August 19.—It is reported from
Constantinople that the sultan's prime minis-
ter. Kadri Pasha, has resigned, and a new
cabinet is forming.
Irish Land meeting:.
London, August 19.—Great preparations are
making for a series of land meetings through-
out Ireland, on Sunday, 22d inst
Eastern Complications—Begging Time.
Constantinople, August 19.—A British
commission, who has completed a tour through
eastern Roumelia, has ascertained that Pan-
Slavic preparations are beiug made with a
view to the union of eastern R«>umelia with
Bulgaria in event of war between Greece and
The reply of the porte to the collective note
in reference to the Montenegrin question, has
been delivered to the ambassadors. It asked
that the time allowed for the cession of terri-
tory be prolonged three weeks.
The Siege of ( andaliar.
Simla, August 19.—Rumors have reached
here that Ayoob Khan has attacked the south
side of Candahar, at the Shikaspur gate. A
cannonade is kept up from morning till even-
ing on three sides of the city. The British
loss is trifling.
Lauding Fngine* of IVar.
vienna, August 19.—A correspondent of the
New Free Press at Silistria says: A Russian
iron-clad has landed a battery of mounted guns
and » lrrge quantity of muskets at that place.
the j ure.
The Winner at Fgliam.
London, August 19.—Mr. R. Ten Broeck's
Entre Nous won th« race for the Denham han-
dicap plate .at Egham yesterday.
Saratoga, August 19.—It rained two hours
this morning, but cleaed up in time to allow a
fair attendance. The tract was not as heavy
as was expected. First race, 2 year olds, three
fourths of a mile. Flora won; Hindoo second,
Bonnie Lizzie third. Time—1.17}^.
Second race, free, mile and a half. Oriole
won; Franklin second, Mamie Fields third.
Third race, mile and a furlong. Gov. Hamp-
ton won; Susquehanna second, Lovewood
Fourth race, free handicap hurdle, two
miles over eight hurdles. Chimney Sweep
won; Deostar second, Franklin third. Time—
To Kntertain Texas Excursionists.
NewOrlears, August 19.—The cotton ex-
change to-day appointed a committee of two
to co-operate with committees of oth^r mer
cantile institutions in making suitable arrang-
ments for the reception and entertainment of
excursionists from Texas on the opening o£
rail communication with that state.
Decapitatiag a Prisoner.
Atlanta, August 19.—A young man named
Waldron was recently arrested at Sunny Side,
Ga., by the sheriff of Spalding county. A
posse overpowered the sheriff, took the prisoner
and cut his head off.
Renominated by Acclamation.
St. Louis, August 19.—The democrats of
the seventeenth Illinois district renominated
Hon. Win. Morrison for congress by acclama-
tion this morning. ^
Killed by an tnkuown Negro.
Augusta, Ga., August 19.—A young man,
named Paul Fountain, was struck on the head
last night by an unknown negro and died this
THE DEATH OF THE RENDERS.
One of the Executioner** Describes their
fOswego. Kansas, letter to Chicago Times.]
There is no doubt that the Bendjyrs are dead.
They are awfully dead, and their bones are
whitened by the processes of nature are this.
I speak thus decisively because I know where-
of I speak. It is not custom'ar v for one to boast
of acts of lawlessness, and it. is not in that
spirit that I enter upon the recital of the last
chapter of the bloody career of *he brutish
Benders. I am prudent enough, too, to wish
to hedge myself again.-t possible- annoyance,
and had 1 not your solemn assurance that you
will not divu'ge mv name, it is not unlikely 1
should leave the writing of this scrap of history
to other hands.
I will not consume yf/Ur valuable space by
attempting to defend myself or my ass dates
for the part we took in purifying the atmos-
phere of southern Kansas by avenging the
wholesale murders that were committed by
the Benders. Suffice it to say, our consciences
are not troubled in the least by recollect.ons of
the exeitiag occurrence- which followed the
discovery of the slaughter of ten human be-
ings in that lonaly tavern, and if we had it to
do~over again I doubt if the programme would
be varied an iota.
It is not necessary to go into a detailed ac-
count of the murders. In point of fact, very
little is actually known on that point. Not one
in the land of the living will have the hardi
hood to say that he saw the deeds done, and
the Benders themselves nevt-r made a confes-
sion that 1 know of. The McGregor liars were
a little off in their description of the murders.
They always had Kate, or Maggie, her cousin,
or John, cutting the heads of the victims to
pieces with hatchets, whereas they were in-
variably brained with a hammer and their
throats cut. The introduction of the girl Mag-
gie into the plot is something n-w, too, but
with these little matters I have nothing to do
at this time. There may have been a Maggie,
and there may have been others implicated,
but on this point theie L| a dearth of positive
John and his wife, and their two children,
Kate and John, kept a wayside tavern about a
mile and a half southeast of Moreiiead station,
on tbe road leading from Independence to the
Osage mission. They were there when 1 moved
into the county two years before the discove-
ry Jof the!butcheries, aud were well known
then. Their place had a hard name, and it was
understood to be the headquarters of disreputa-
ble characters. Still, as nothing was ever laid
at the>r doors, the Benders was not molested.
Kate and John lived together as man aud wife,
but- the woman would smile upon the tran
scient-borse thief or cowboy when a dollar was
to be made that way. She was a red-faced, low
browed, square-shouldered amazon, strong
enough to throw a bull by the tail, and every
bodv stood in awe of her. She made a pre-
tense of practicing the healing art, and was
known far and wide as a "spiritualistic doc-
tor." ^ Her cures were permanent, and her
remedy was a hammer. Decent people avoid-
ed the Bender tavern. As the country there-
abouts lmrbored a good many desperadoes
about this time, no one cared to raise a row,
and the protest went no further than avoid-
ance. \\ hen search was instituted for the body
I^r- ^ orke, in April. ISTo, suspicion was di-
rected against the Benders, and contrary to the
general belief a close watch was kept on
them for a while. They must have
been aware of the surveillance, for at
the first opportunity they decamped. The
rej>ort that thoy took the train at Thayer, a
station a few miles north of Cherry vale, and
went to Humboldt, from which place they
took passage for Texas, is a mistake. They
simply bundled their goods into two wagons
and started for Indian territory. They did
not proceed at once to their destination, if, in-
dent, they had any destination marked out,
but crossed over into Montgomery county aud
squatted near the Verdigris river, to await de-
velopments. The distance from their farm was
something like twenty miles. John, Jr., or
John, Sr., made daily nips back to the vicini-
ty of Cherryvale anil took observations. It
was their intention to return
if the excitement should blow over,
but if it continued warm they would go on as
originally planned. They knew of the discov-
ery of their crime within an hour after tho
bodies were dug out of their shallow graves,
and they lost no time in striking their tmts.
They struck out for the west bank of the river
and started southward jx>st haste. Their flight
soon became a panic, and to add to their dis
comfiture one of their wagons broke down.
Placiug what they could of the load on the
horses, they piled up what was left, set fire ^
it and hurried on.
'Having captured the assassins, tbe question
now arose, '* What are we to do with them?"
Some were for taking them back aud letting
the law take its course. The advocates of this
line of policy were largely in the minority.
There were those among us whose relatives
had fallen victims to the deadlv hammers and
knives of the wretches, and they would not
listen to the suggestions of the conservative
element. They threatened to do some k
then and there if their demands for instant
vengeanca were not regarded. No one would
have offered very strenuous opposition if they
had carried out their threats, but it was
thought best to do the job up after the most
approved form obtaining in the courts pre-
sided over bjr judge Lynch.
In the meantime a vigilance committee had
been formed. This move was taken with tbe
greatest secresy, and none but trusty men were
The utmost circumspection was used, for the
reason that in a new community like the doubt-
ful assistance of suspicious characters was a
thing to be dreaded. The vigilantes did not
number more than one hundred men all told,
but they meant business, as the sequel proved.
It was my good or bad fortune to be one ot th«
elect. Scouts were sent out in all directions, *
and within forty-eight hours of the departure
of the Benders from their camp in the next
county, tbe fact was duly reported to us.
About forty of us organized into a pursuing
party aud started after the butchers. Once on
their trail, we had no diflicuitp in following it.
The murderous quartet had taken to the open
country west of the rivers, but were keeping
within convenient distance of the thick timlier
that grows in tho valley watered by this
stream. They were expecting pursuit, and
hoped to escape by losing themselves in this
timber, if it came to the worst. As we pro-
ceeded, the trail freshened, and ere long we
came across the half consumed ruins of the
wagofi left by* the Benders in their flight.
From the direction they were taking, it
became evident to the minds of those acquaint-
ed with the country that they were point-
ing for that paradise of cut-throats located
near the mouth of the Red fork of tho
Arkansas. The country hereabouts is a bleak
and desolate region, infested by hoises thieves,
half breed Creeks, Pawnees and t'herokeos.
Once there they knew they would be safe from
pursuit. Even the United States troops have
never been able to penetrate that terra incog-
nita. It is a sate retreat for the border ruffians,
and is known to be such all through this sec-
tion of the country. This haven for tbe
wicked is distant about one hundred and forty
miles from the point where the Verdigris river
enters Indian Territory. The murderers had
about forty miles to crave! before reaching
the boundary of the territory, and thev were
probably twenty miles beyond the line when
our scouts caught sight of them. Burdened as
they were with much cumbrous baggage, they
had not been able to make very great speed
but they had used every possible effort to pui
space behind them. It was about 3 o'clock oil
a hot, sultry May afternoon that we came in
sight of the party. They saw us as soon as wo
came from cover, and. abandoning everything,
they broke for the forest. They plunged into
the woods and scattered. We were close upon
their heels, however, and they did not succeed
in eluding us long. The oid man and his wife
and Kate were under arrest in less than an
hour. John, Jr., was more fortunate than the
other members of the tribe, for he contrived t«>
evade us lor an hour longer, but he was at
length run to cover and forced to surrender.
Every one of them showed fight, but with
the exception of Kate they ail weakened when
it cams to the scratch. This charming border
beauty emptied every chamber of her revolver
into our faces, but her aim was bad and she did
no serious damage beyond maiming one of our
horses and clipping a lock of hair from my
temple. The bullet raised a ndge along the
the skin, the mark of which shows to this da v.
She finally succumbed to superior strength, but
to the last maintained the same dare-devil,
The prisoners were accordingly arraigned,
and asked what they had to say in their de-
tense. TJie old woman was sullen and ugly,
but the two men showed signs of faltering
Had they been left to themselves, they wouic
have made full confessions, beyond a doubt.
The amiable Kate perceived this, and, think-*
ing it would please the vigiiantes too much to
hear confessions, she fell to cursing her brother
and father for their cowardice. Fouler lan-
guage was never uttered than came from
the lips of this fiend. .jjlS'o term was
too vile to apply to her relatives. They
took it sullenly at first, but soon sonie-
thiug of her reckless spirit infused them, and
they too joined in the tirade. The chorus of
b.asphemy that went up from that hardened
lot cau&eti a shudder to run through our party.
With death staring them in th-.' face, they
united in cursing us and lamenting their iua-
bility to do us barn*. Such malignity I n«*ver
s tw e jualed. Even the old woman cliij ped in
<x.*easiouaily, and her appearance indicated
thai, she wholly approved of the family demon-
When charged with tha murders laid at their
door*, the answer was a curse, followed by
more curses, and then a volley, a f nsilade of
curses ana ribald abuse. Our court went
through with the form prescribed and then
a sentence of death.
The announcement was received with jeer*
from the hardened criminals, who hail det» r-
mined to brave it out to the last. it was de-
emed that ih i murderers should be si ot, j-s it
would take too much time t > hang them. I he
sun was already nearly d jwn, and the shadows
o; approaching nighr were deepening. There
on tne borders ot the forest the cruel killers
were tied to saplings ana 1.11 to prepare lor
dtath. One ol our number, who had not quite
forgotton his early education, undertook to
oiler u prayer, but the lovely Kate spat in his
luce whiie ne was addressing the throne of
grace, and he quit right off in the middle of a
sentence and drew oif in disgust.
The four died with curses on their lips, hard-
ened and unrepentant to the last. There in
that, ionelv. dismal spot, away beyond the con-
fines of civilization, they met a righteous retri-
bution, aud their souls, black with crime, wero
sent to meet the Grand Judge. Their execu-
tioners treated them bet er man they treated
their innocent victims. They were killed quick-
ly and painlessly, not butchered brutally.
Tc b« sure, not much time was wasted in
burial, but it was growing jaie, and the vigi-
lantes had a long ride' b. i«»re them. A hoie,
made i>y tue displacement of the roots of a iall-
en coitonwood, was made a nitie larger and
deeper, and the bodies thrown in and hastily
covered with kose earth, rocks aud brush-
wood. This wa; all there was to the funeral.
On reaching the ievi i again, the effects ot
the benders were stacked and burned as a sort
of offering to heaven. We then proceeded
northward, separating before reaching the set-
tlements, eaca seekicg his home quietly.*
There was no blow made about our achieve-
ment, each man kee->111,4 his own counsel. The
secret was well kept, and it was wee«:s before
outsiders stopj/ed proviliug mound iu search
of tbe Jienaers. ; hose immediately concern *d
very speeo ;V lost interest in th* chase, b~ v-
ever, and. tr.ough nothing w:i , a: 1 oj !• s
jeet, it came to ne tacitly -un .. r.,.uo 1 t r ugh
i-Auette and Montgomery couu.ios h a', it
would be a waste ot tune 10 prosecute inquiry
This -s the true history of the fate of the
Benders, and when, in the future, you hear of
the apprehension of any of iae tribe, you can
put ii> down as a canard. Viojllaxtx
ITCariielx by ToJosrapli.
Chicago. August 19.—The Uro»er& Journal re-
ports: Hogs—receipts •. i^n.eu: ■;
uiurket strn prietj-i b':i iik. h „.«» i ; d l?.*- *-
ing. $1 9 .; g~o 1 e.1,1 •• _-i\y 1 • •-»0;
heiii. $4 bo-Ti.0 '£ . mainly ;m4'. c -janton
t-.a.-ses $4 -.0,4,1 .V.. , . ,i.— 1. .j t.- - U «%■
meubi 15u0; native* ;ir:a and s. r>>a .er at £4 .
4 p5; Lair to icoo<i snipping .5-* -t 4 G >: e-port, $4 30
<&:> ijO; common gra-s. r. ->> - ■■■•, i 1 . :ut.ve b i.cSi-
ers' S- slOv kii. l.' in. .ai -> 5-- '3;
western i-i •-*.'*> i 40. Sneep—re eip.s .i 0; market
dull ai;d prico deemed -/lirse- • 'i t > me-
dium good to eiiuice S> •- - w; iambs
^ J0^3, > 0..
New Youa. August 19.—Su?ar—C extra
white extra C > . '»-» -<•; ; ehow
bj0c; off A »i-.4iA0c: cut- loM icrushed
1 powdered li^Jjc; jrnui*il*te 1 1 -^e. Coiion
seed "U 4i.^43c spj. i.iae* uuh. unci tied and
weak; wet alted ' »rleaus_ se.ecteM. .:-o-50
pounas, lie; Texas selected. 50-'.0 pouna*, II
Sr. Lor is August 10.—Hogs active; York, rs'
ai d Daltimores j>» i*N?r5 00; mixed packing £4 ay
v7,5 15; butchers to rai.c> 1: c<t,:, receipts SlOtl;
siupmeuts -.«W- Cattie— Aeti.'e <.e.iiu^ti for all
eocd grades of natives; expo. -, steers ill bring
*4 '.U&4 Si; fair 10 prim- skipping $4-5
eood butcners steers, cuoice heifers $3 iiV / 3 ',5;
mixed batchers' stuff $2 2 <^3 O-; ^ooJ cho ce
grass Texas top grades. a.i cta^ e*,
ttrm and find read; sale: cmu.oi inferior >>:< ck
dull; receipts two; shipments I'm) Shrepstealv
anl unchanged, $300(^4 iM; outs de for txir*
caoice; receipts ship men :s aoue.
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