The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 137, Ed. 1 Sunday, September 7, 1884 Page: 1 of 8
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,v WOOD TYPE of Every Size and De-
) JOB TVI'E in Larffc and Small Fonts
FANCY CARD TYPE
lii KndleHN Variety,
All at 50 pep cent. Lena than Cost.
Address A. IX. DKLO dt'CO.
33 USE BALL.
Sunsets of San Antonio ts. Galveston
TO-DAY, at 4 p. m., sharp, anil TO-MORROW.
Parties t'ust starting in business, ana
wishing to purchase their first bill oj
i goods, should see and prict my stock
before buying elsewhere.
I have made it a specialty for several yexrs
fast to supply new beginners, and I
hare not yet heata of a single case
what the result was net satisfactory
®lje (6aluestim Daihj Nmis.
Office op Publication : Nos. 184 awd 186 Mkch/ nig Street, Galveston. Entered at this Postoffice at Galveston as Second-class Matter.
VOL XUII-N0.137. GALVESTON. TEXAS. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7. 1884. ESTABLISHED 1812.
TO THE TBADE.
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Either 11. & R. 15 oz. lbs, or 7!4 oz. Clubs, and
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with the Tobaccos, ana charmed with the Rift.
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AND COTTON FACTORS.
The Hew Departure
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the Fwett Beer in the market to-day, send us
an ol der for
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25, 27 and 29 Strand,
SOLE ACENTS FORTEXAS.
Beside, after careful comparison, my stock
of Giccerics will be found the freshest
and most complete in Texas this sezson.
5 3 oS
(H tl) «
One New Fire-proof Vault Door.
Dae New Fire and Burglar-proof Safe.
Has the latest improved Burglar-proof Cheat, with
3rane Hinge, and first-class llank Lock.
G»e New Fire-proof Safe.
1 l ife articles are of first-class manufaotnre, Job
from the factory, and for sale cbe»p.
Ad Ires >, for Particulars,
Geo. M. Steirer & Co.,
COMMISSION AND GRAIN MERCHANTS,
972 Ftiard « Galvostan.
We want to get an agent in every court-house town
in the State to handle the
Liberal commi' sions paid. Address
J. H/HAWLEY & CO.,
General Agents for Texas.
GEORGE LODGE, Coromandr.
For freight apply to
WALTHEW & SON8.
At $7 00 Per Thousand,
Delivered f. o. b. cars at Iliintsville, Texas.
Financial Agent. Texas State Penitentiaries.
AGENT I OR THE
liapra Fire lis. Co,
OP NEW YORK, AND
Crescent Insurance Co.,
OP NEW ORLEANS.
FOR liEHT—DiLliN'S GARDEN.
The most favorably situated undivided block of
ground on the beautiful keach. Terms most fa-
vorable. Apply to C'HAS. DALIAN. Galveston,Tx.
"I UST RECEIVED—A large lot of imported Ha-
U vana Corona brand Cigars, different sizes, which
I effer to the trade at prices of importer; also, a
complete stock of Domestic Goods, at the lowest
jobber's prices. Order sample box. A. W. SAM-
UELS, Strand and Twenty-second street.
ITEMS FROM WACO.
About Weighing Cottou—Grata Shipments—Per-
[Special to The News. j
Waco, September C.—A convention of farm-
ers of McLennan county has been called to
meet at the court-house in this city, Satur-
day, September 18, at 2 p. in., tor the pur-
pose of again conferring together about
weighing cotton. The efforts of farm-
ers to force the weighing of cotton into the
hands of the public weigher has so far been
unsuccessful, as more than three-fourths of
the cotton received here during this season
has been weighed by private weighers.
Ono building permit was issued to-day to E.
N. Lynfcam for a frame house to cost $1000,
The county commissioners to-day contracted
with Leviniki & Albea for placing a town
clock in the dome of the court-house. The
clock is to be a No. 3 eight-day Howard, and
will strike a 2000-pound bell.
Grain shipments by the city elevator since
June 1 amount to 191 cars, as follows: Wheat,
55 cars; oats, 117 cars; corn, 15 cars, and four
cars of meal. The wheat was shipped as fol-
lows: nineteen cars to points in Texas, 17 to
Louisiana, 10 to Arkansas and 3 to Missouri.
Oats: Sixty-three cars to points in Texas, 21
to Arkansas, 13 to Georgia, 5 to Louisiana, 5
to Tennessee, 3 to Alabama, 2 to South Caro-
lina and 3 to Illinois.
Cotton receipts to-day, 256 bales. Total since
August 1, 916 bales.
A telegram from Sheriff Hardeman, of
Wharton county, to Sheriff Harris, asks him
to hold Brookshire, as he is wanted in that
Judge J oe Abbott, of Hillsboro, is in the city.
Judge N. W. Battle a ad wife returned from
Chicago this evening.
Mr. Frank Cravens arrived from Austin this
Fay tar Arrived—Resigned—High Wind, Etc.
(SI'Ecial to The News.]
Morgan, September 0.—Forty-nine scholars
are attending school.
Cotton comes in very, very slowly.
The Sanctification band still holds forth.
This is the third week.
Grain is nearly all threshed.
The Central pay car arrived here and payed
the boys one-tenth in cash and the balance on
a piece of paper bearing 0 per cent, interest.
The merchants are rather backward about
taking this paper and do so reluctantly.
Mr. Aaron Watson has resigned his position
as marshal of Morgan and bought a half-in-
terest in a saloon. There are now just eight
applicants for the position of marshal. It
seems as if everybody wants to go in the saloon
A high wind prevailed last evening and was
raiher cloudy, but when it rains The News
will te informed.
1 he town is rather quiet and business is a
ISiKOULTO THE NBWB.1
Washington, September 6.—A postoffice
lias been established at Norton, Grayson
This Powder never vanes. A marvel of purity
strength And wholegomentMS. More economical
tl.an the ordinary kinds. Sold only In cans.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO.. 106 Wall St., N. T.
PFEIFER'S PATENT C0H0M-MARK1NG BRUSHES
SUIT'S GOTTON-MARKINB INK
CLARKE <fc COURTS,
stationers, Printer* A Lithographer*,Tremont *t
GALVESTON COTTON RECEIPTS.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER U. 1S81.
Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fo railroad
Missouri Pacific railroad and connec-
Houston Kavjgation company and con-
Exports this day
Stock on hand
TRAGEDY AT CADDO MILLS.
A BALI THAT 1)11) DEADLY WORK
Bad Blood Between Tom lirumlcy and Ike Mc-
Adnms Results in (he Latter'* Death-
Particulars of the In-
[Special to The News.1
ObeliWILX.e, September (!.—Early this
c orning, in tho vicinity of Caddo Mills, twolve
miles west of this city, Tom Brumley shot and
instantly killed Ike McAdams. It seems that
tcn.e time since Brumley had a horse killed
and suspected McAdams of tho deed and pro-
secuted bim for it. A trial was had on Thurs-
day, Vihen McAdams was acquitted of the
At the termination of the trial hot words en-
sued, and Brumley was driven to his house.
This morning McAdams was passing Brum-
ley's house, when Brumley, who was at tho
gate, spoke to him, when McAdams said:
" Don't you speak to me, you g—d d—d thief
and scoundrel," and sprang from his horse,
and, drawing a knife, started at Brumley,
v hei eupon Brumley drew a pistol and tired,
the ball entering his forehead, causing instant
Brumley immediately surrenderee', to Grade
Smith, formerly a deputy sheriff, and was also
an eye witness to the tragedy. Smith brought
Brumley to town in all haste, fearing that
McAdams's friends and kindred would lynch
him. ■ This is in substance the statement made
by Brumley and Smith.
Later in the day a number of armed men
came into town, it is thought with the inten-
tion of trying to take Brumsley from the au-
thorities; but he had been placed under a
heavy guard and hid out, as an attack was an-
An affidavit was made against Grade Smith
as being accessory to the murder. Two other
parties are said to bave witnessed the killing
besides Smith and Brumley's family, but in
conversation with The News roporter, Smith
says it is not so. The affair has been the talk
of the town, and fears are entertained that an
effort will be made by McAdams's friends to
take Brumley and Smith from tho officers and
lynch them. There is little probability of this,
as they are in a secure place,under the vigilant
care of a strong guard. Brumsley seems to
have the sympathy of the people.
RACIAG AT HOCKLEY.
Exciting Contest Between Major and Council—
The Latter Horse Winning, Etc.
1 Special to The News. I
Hockley, September Q.—The race between
the Brazoria county horse Major, owned and
ridden by Willy Wade, and the horse Council,
owned by John Warren, Jr., of Hockley, and
ridden by Wm. Oberly, distance 300 yards,
came off on the track about one mile from
Hockley, and was won by Council, who came
in at the finish about twenty-seven feet in ad-
vance, much to the surprise of most of the
spectators, as Major was the favorite in the
pools by four to one.
There was a very large attendance, esti-
mated at from 1500 to 2000 people. The best
of order was preserved, and as the day was
very pleasant, the enjoyment was universal.
Several very fine horses were present from Bra-
zoria, Grimes and Montgomery counties, and
the evening was passed in running short-dis
tance races, the last race resulting in an acci-
dent to Mr. Daniel Cabeen, of Waller, who
was judging a race, and was run over by a
horse which was racing, and quite seriously
injured. Hopes are now entertained of his re-
It is understood a race has been arranged to
take place at an early day between Major and
a brown mare, the property of a Mr. James
Johnson, of Grimes couuty.
Major Pemi at Henderson.
[Special to The News.]
Henderson, September 6.—Major Penu has
been very successful with his canvass
tabernacle, if securing the attention of all
sects and adding members to the Baptist
church is any criterion. The News reporter is
informed that he has added 112 persons to his
church by letter and baptism; that the reve-
rend gentleman has been eminently successful
is the general verdict and is advaucing the
material interests of the Baptist congregation
here, who, by the way, are just finishing one
of the handsomest church buildings in the
State, a description of which I hope to furnish
the readers of The News in due time.
Condition of Stock.
[Special to The News.1
Lampasas, September 6.—Reliable reports
state that stock are in excellent condition, but
will necessarily suffer with a severe winter.
A LIVELY TIME AT THOMPSONS.
Barbecue and Speech-Making by Candidate,
for County Offices.
ISpkcial to the News. I
Thompsons, Sjptimber 6.—hn candidates
for county offices of Fort Bend county gave a
barbecue here to day, and speeches were made
by several gentlemen. The first to take the
stand was Judge Buckbart, oiudidate for dis-
trict judge. He talked thirty minutes, stating
that he had held the office of district judge
fourteen years and had given perfect satisfac-
litD, and was perfectly confident of his re-
The next speaker was W. C. Parker, candi-
date for couuty judge. Mr. Parker said he
was a Democrat, but wanted the Republican
votes, and that his opponent was a Rapubiioau
in order to gel their votes. He did not want
the cilice unless tho white people wanted him
to take it, and that he would not have it from
the colcrcd people, but thanked them for their
afsittancc, and had no doubt of hii being re-
Mr. J. C. Williams, who held the office of
county judge for several years, then addressed
the meeting. Ho reviewed the condition of
the county at the time he was elected, and
said that its scrip was worth nothing, and the
county wus in debt $35,000, but at his resigna-
tion it was almost free of debt and in good
standing. In conclusion ho said he expected
the vote of every citizen in the county, and
was answered jes by the audience.
Mr. R. 11. Earnest followed Mr. Williams
and spoke on rights of Republicanism. Ho
was succeeded by E. P. Homercy, who said
that Earnest was a Republican because
was talking to Republicans, but as long a;.
Republicans remained in power the govern
ment would be corrupt.
Captain Michell's Address.
[Special to The News.1
Whaeton, September k6.—Captain Michel!
of Fort Bend county, the opponent of Judgo
Burkhait for the judgeship of this district,
addressed a small audience iu front of the
Rosebud saloon, this evening. No political
issues were discussed, and the substance of
his speech was arraignment of Judgo Burk-
bart and the advocacy of his own claims. In
tho absence of Judge tiurkhart, Brown Jen-
kins, a fironiiuent colored politician of this
county, replied in his defense, and from the
repeated cheering it was clearly evident that
the judge's popularity was unaffected by the
remarks of his opponent. Politics are liegin
ning to warm up in this county on the near
approach of the convention, to be held next
How Matters bland In Rusk County.
[Special to The News.1
Henderson, 8epteml>er tl.—Folitical news
is somewhat scarce, and if it were not for a
few men running for local offices it would not
be known that such a thing as apolitical can-
vass was before the people of Rusk county.
What there is, is of a personal, bread-and-
butter kind, entirely devoid of principles.
Theie never has been anything like enthusi-
asm e**<>ssed by the people, after eithor
the iidr-.frous conventions that have met,
solved, made speeches, platforms and ad-
journed. The people of l.usk, however, will
vote for Cleveland and Jleudi ick3 as a matter
of duty they owe to the Democratic narty.
That is all.
'1 he people of this county don't know any-
thing at present to prevent them from voting
for Ireland. Although a great many are op
posed to the lease system, yet it is thought tho
Hbool lands should yield a revenue, aud at
the fame time be always open to purchase by
actual settltrs. There is iio comment made
by the representative Independents on the
Houston bolt. It will have little or no influ-
ence on local politics.
Prohibiten in Ellis County,
[Special to The News.1
Waxahachie, September 6.—County pro
li i 1 it ion was voted on to day. Reports from
various boxes throughout the county show a
majority favoring prohibtion. The exact re-
sult can not yet be ascertained. Tho proba
bllicy is that it will carry by a handsome ma-
•NOTES FROM DALLAS.
T11E LAND-SEEKERS ARE COMING.
Base-ball Contest—Burned—School Xotes—Medi-
cal Men'a Meeting—Gymnasium
[Special to the News.1
Dallas, September 0.—The first of the fall
and winter excursions of land-seekers coming
to Texas over the Gould Southwestern system
arrived here at 5:45 this morning, under
charge of Major John C. Lewis, land and im-
migration agent at Austin, who accompanied
the party from St. Louis, from which point
they started on Wednesday last. The party
numbers upward of forty. They came via the
Missouri-Pacific and left at noon for Fort
Worth. They go from there south via the
Missouri-Pacific to San Antonio, stopping off
at points along the line and will return
to Fort Worth the middle of next week
and go over tbe Texas and Pacific to Midland.
Of the party, seventeen are from Illinois, six
from Ohio, three from Indiana, three from
Wisconsin, four from Iowa, two from Ken-
tucky, two from Arkansas, and several others
frcm various sections of the Northwest. There
are a number of capitalists, including a faw
newspaper men, among them, and all express
then .selves as very favorably impressed with
what they have seen in Texas. The majority
of the party came to seek homes in Texas, and
nearly all such represent others who will move
to the State, provided encouraging reports are
tent back. These excursions are to be kept up
under the direction of General Passenger Agent
Townsend throughout the fall and winter
months, aud they will be run twice a month,
A special train containing the Fort Worth
Base-ball club will arrive here in the morning,
and the club will cross bats with the Dallas
Brown Stockings in the afternoou. Bets are
about evenly divided on the result. A series
of three games is to bo played by the two
Chief of the fire department Charles Kahn
left to-night for Chicago, to attend the Na-
tional Firemen's convention to assemble there
A frame cottage on Pacific avenue, near the
Central railroad, owned by Mrs. Thompson,
burned at 3 o'clock this morning. L033, $800;
The board of trustees of the city schools are
in session to-night to elect teachers for the
ensuing year, and will not adjourn before
midnight. They elect sixteen white and six
colored teachers. The schools open on the 15th
instant. About 800 pupils have already been
jraded. There were about 1200 on the rolls
ast year. This number will probably be
greatly increased this year, owing to tbe ex-
tension of the school age by the legislature
Professor Comageys, superintendent of the
Denton public schools, is iu the city for the
purpose of conferring with the board aad su-
perintendent of the Dallas schools relative to
tbe course of study to be adopted at Denton.
The Dallas County Medical society held their
regular monthly meeting to day. A number
of interesting papers were read and topics of
interest to the medical profession were dis-
cussed. There was a good attendance of physi-
cians from various parts of the county.
The Dallas gymnasium, which hw been
closed all summer on account of hot weather,
n ill be reopened next week.
A turnpike or shell road is being built to
extend from the corporate limits, south of tho
City park, on F.rvay street, a mile in length.
It is to cost $6000 per mile, nnd will bo fur
tber extended from time to time. The pike,
when finished, will be one of the finest drives
in the State.
A SHOOTING AFFRAY AT FORT
A llcc Thompson Lets Her Pop Go at WIIMnin
HcfTncr, \\ bo KeturiiM tbe Fire, Inflict-
ing Probably n Fatal Wound.
[Special to The News.]
Fort Worth, September 0.—William Heff-
ner, an employe of the Texas Transfer com-
I«iny at the Union depot in ttiis city, shot aud
it is believed mortally wounded a woman
known as Alice Thompson, iu front of a house
of prostitution in the Third ward, last night.
The woman was shot in the right side with
a forty-five caliber Colt's pistol, aud Hoffner
himself was shot by the woman through the
fleshy part of the left arm. The particulars
are somewhat strained, but the following is as
near as can be obtained about the affair:
Hcffner and J. B. Glover, also an employe of
the express company went last night to the
bouse where the shooting occurred. Just as
tl.ey arrived in front, a hack containing two
gentlemen drove up, and the driver told Heff-
ner and Glover to avoid the house, as some
parties in there were looking for them who
meant danger. Glover disputed this, aud got
into a fight with the hack-driver. One of the
Sentlemen tried to separate them, but Hetluer
ept bim away with his pistol, demanding fair
At this point the woman Alice Thompson
rushed from tbe bouse, and, making some re-
marks, commenced shooting at Ileffner, who
returned the fire, emptying four chambers of
his revolver. The woman was hit with the
fourth shot, the ball entering the right side
and passing entirely through the body.
It is thought the womau believed that her
lover -was engaged in the fight. She is not
expected to live to night. She is regarded as
having been a dangerous woman, aud is ac-
cused of shooting a man in this city last win-
ter, and with killing another iu Little Rock
prior to coming to Fort Worth.
SA.Y A.VI'OiMO MFXIXGS.
Accident—Cheap Lumber —Arrested — Driving
Park Club—Indignation Meeting.
[Special to The News.1
San Antonio, September 6.—Tom Laager, a
small boy, was run over by a buggy. His ribs
were broken and he is suffering from internal
The lumber dealers of this city have put on
their war paint. The cuts and undercuts have
brought lumber down cheaper than it has ever
been in Western Texas.
Ophelia Lacloure was arrested on the inoom-
ing train for the alleged £1000 jewelry robbery
last week. The value of thesteal is now put down
at ?4C0. She dismounted the diamonds and
sold them to a jeweler here, and disposed of
tie bracelets and rings in Austin. She was a
servant iu the house.
The Driving Park club have a large force of
carpenters and laborers at work on the park.
There is to be a double-mile track—one for
trotting and one for running. One hundred
end fitty stables are in course of construc-
tion. The old stands are being torn down and
new ones are being erected. All the stables
entered in the Northern circuit will be here,
together with noted racers from the East and
Last week the city issued a building permit
to A. Scliultz, to erect a pavilion on the river
front, with permission by the City Council to
biidge la Gayosa street. This has caused dis-
satisfaction, which culminate! to-night in an
indignation meeting. The council was taken
to task, and a committee was appointed to
wait on Mr. Schultz, protesting against his
proposed obstruction of the street. As work
has commenced on the pavilion, the next step
w ill be proceedings enjoining him.
Anxiety for a Missing Clerk—Address by Com-
missioner Gammage. «
[Special to The Nnws.J
El Paso, September 6.—John T. Stevens, a
clerk in Irwin & Co.'s drug store, last Mon-
day went up the river nino miles to buy some
cattle, and expected to return the same night.
He had money, a gold watch and diamond
ring on his person. He has not since been
heard from, and it is generally believed he
has been murdered by rustlers. Ten armed
men aud mounted started to-day in quest of
him, aud Captain Baylor and a sqad of rang-
ers have also gone to Stevens's supposed
destination. A reward of $300 has been
offered for any information of Stevens, dead
Colonel T. T. Gammage, United States com-
missioner for Texas to the World's fair, spoke,
last night, to a very good audience. He
speaks at Abilene Tuesday. El Paso will
make a good exhibit of her fruits, vegetables,
cereals, minerals grains and timbers.
FORT WORTH FLASHES.
Addressed by Hon. Olln Wellborn—Base Ball-
U'pecial to The News.1
Fort Worth, September 6.—The Hon. Olin
Wellborn addressed a large audience in the
opera-house to-night. His speech was devoted
to the tariff plank in the national platform,
and is regarded as the ablest argument on the
subject ever delivered in this city.
The Fort Worth Base-ball club start on a
tour through the State to-morrow. They
play in Dallas in the afternoon and on Monday
nnd Tuesday. They then proceed direct to
Galveston, to play a series of games there.
Mrs. Belle Fowler has filed suit iu the Dis-
trict Court against Captain J. D. Reed and
F. \V. Ball tor $18,500, on a note given in part
payment for cattle purchased by Reed frjm
Joel A. Fowler, husband of the plaintiff, who
was hanged at Socorro last winter.
Schenectady, N. Y., September 6.—Wer-
ner & Co.'s brewery, at Clifton park, burned
this morning. Loss, $20,000. Suspected to ba
The Big Casino Saw-Mill Burned.
Helena, Mont., September 6.—The Big Ca-
sino saw-mill, belonging to W. H. Watson, in
the pine forest near Cottonwood City, Meagher
county, was burned yesterday, including
large amounts of lumber, logs aud surround-
ing buildings. Loss $60,000.
Baltimore, September 0.—A fire has been
raging for three days in the forest, in Talbot
.county, on the eastern shore. Upward of 200
acres of timber burned.
W. L. M00BY & CO.,
Liberal advaucc* n^aliiMt conHi^nments..
An Old Citizen (>one.
[Special to The News ]
Waxahachie, September 6.—J. B. Da-
timer, an old and respected citizen, died yes-
THE STATE CAPITAL.
DEFAULT UNDER REPUBLICAN AD-
Bids Opened for Public Priming—The City School
Board Make, a Purchase—Appointed
by Commissioner Gauiiuage.
[Special to tne Nkws.1
AUSTIN, September 0.—Mr. Chevalier, of
San Antonio, asks tho comptroller the follow-
ing questions: 1. What is the amount of de-
fault by ofllcers uutler the four years adminis-
tration of Governor Davis, Republican gov-
ernor? 2. What amount of taxes was assessed
and collected under that administration? Iu
answer to the first question, Comptroller
Swain replies that he supposes reference is
made to tax collectors and sheriffs, and that
the records of that time are uot sufficient to
give a full and satisfactory repl£ Of
the attorneys who had suits against
defaulting collectors only one—the dis-
trict attorney of Travis county—had
made a report. It appears that he
was entrusted with fifteen suits, of which ten
were prosecuted to judgment, three settled
without suit and two dismissed; ono dismissed
on account of failure to perfect service, and
the other because the defendants were bank-
rupt. In tbe ten cases judgments for $159,000
were obtained. The claims on the two cases
dismissed amounted to $20,000. The amount
collected was $10,880, and of this amount the
State received only $7166. The bal-
ance of over $1)000 was retained as
fees and commissions. The comptroller does not
leporton the suits against other defaulters,
and does not give the total auouut of defalca-
tion. In response to the second inquiry, he
says he finds the amount assessed was t5,u4,-
000, including occupation taxes, aud the
a mount 'paid into the treasury $3,180.000 on
above assessment. The difference is $1,064,-
C00 between the amount assessed and tbe
amount paid in, but it does not represent
the amount of loss to the State, for the rea-
son that a large portion of some $000,000 was
paid into the treasury after tho Democrats
came into office. The $1,000,000 apparent
loss, after deducting $000,000 collected after-
ward, includes cost of assessments and collec-
tions, which were heavy, and other losses not
chargeable to collectors.
Chartered to-day: Protection Rowing club,
of Galveston: Temple Cemetery company, and
Bohemian Mutual Benevolent association, of
The printing board opened bids for public
printing for first class. E. W. Swindells is
the only bidder for first-class printing, at the
same rates pretty much as last year, except that
composition is advanced to 75 cents, from 45
cents. Smallwood&Gray,of Houston; Clarke
& Courts, of Galveston, and E. W. Swindells,
of Austin, bid for second class, Swindells's
being the lowest bid. Joe Nagle and R. Von
Bei-kiuan, of Austin, bid for third class, Joe
Nagle's being tho lowest. E. Yon Boektnan
was the only bidder for fourth class, which is
legislative bills, and bids $1 10 per page,
against $1 20 last year. Joe Nagle and B. J.
Kopperl bid for stationery, Nagle l>eiug low-
est. The board did not make any awards, aud
on account of advance in composition in Swin-
dells's bid for first-class printing, talk of re-
Tbe city school board completed purchase
of four lots on Robinson hill, on which to
build a school house for colored people.
Drs. Burt, of Austin, and Ghent, of Belton,
have 1 cen appointed by Commissioner Gam-
mage to superintend the collection for the
medical display of Texas nt the Now Orleans
exposition, and gave notice that specimens
will bo received from the mineral, vegetable
and animal kingdoms indigenous to Texas, of
medical value, to be forwarded to Dr. Burt at
THE LATE SECRETARY FOLGER.
Resolutions of Respect Reported Through Comp-
Washington, September 6.—The committee
appointed at the meeting of officers of the de-
partments of the treasury to prepare resolu-
tions of respect in memory of the deceased
secretary, through Comptroller Lawrence, to-
day reported the following:
Resolved that, in the death of Hon. Chas. J. Fol-
ger, secretary of the treasury, the government has
lost one of the most illustrious, able and faithful
of its high officers, who, during his administration,
conducted the business of the department with
eminent ability, wilh fidelity and signal success;
that in his death the country has lost one of its
most useful servants and citizens; that we, who
are officially connected with the treasury depart-
ment, will greatly cherish the memory of our late
chief, not onlv for his great worth as au officer,
but for his uniform and marked kindness aud cour-
tesy. evincing his generous nature and his many
eminent and good qualities of head and heart; that
the foregoing resolutions be inserted in the records
of the treasury department and an engrossed copy
thereof forwarded to the family of deceased.
Official Order Concerning Secretary Folger'a
Washington, September 0.—Acting Sscre-
tary of the Treasury Coon to-day issued the
following order to officers of customs, assistant
treasurers of the United States and all other
ofiicers of the treasury department:
" Notice is hereby given that the funeral of
Hon. Chas. J. Folger, lato secretary of the
treasury, will take place at 2 o'clock p. m.
Tuesday, September 9, at Geneva, N. Y. AU
buildings and offices under your control will
be closed at that hour on the day mentioned.
It being impracticable to reach treasury offi-
cers throughout the country direct from the
department, on account of the large number
of officials, announcement is made through
the Assooiated Press."
Action of the Tillage Trustees.
Geneva, N. Y., September 6.—The village
trustees, to-day, adopted resolutions of regret
at tbe death and condolence with the family
of Secretary Folger. The public buildings and
business places will be draped in mourning for
ten days. A committee was appointed to re-
ceive and provide quarters for distinguished
persons attending the funeral. It is under-
stood that President Arthur and cabinet, state
judges of the Court of Appeals, and possibly
Governor Cleveland, will be present.
Officials to Attend the Funeral.
Washington, September 6. — Secretary
Chandler and Postmaster-general (Iresbarn
will attend the funeral of the late Secretary
Folger. Acting Secretary Coon has designated
the following officials to represent the treasury
department at the funeral: Hon. H. C. John-
son, Hon. William Lawrence, Hon. A. W.
Wyniau, Hon. Chas. Beardsly, Hon. D. E.
Alexander, General Jas. A. Duinont, Hon. M.
E. Bell, Dr. J. B. Hamilton, Hon. H. S. Neal,
Captain T. N. Burrill, Hon. R. M. Reynolds,
H. B. James, Jos. S. Delano and C. S. Trevitt.
Acting Secretary Coon will be unable to at-
tend as his duties as head of the department
can uot be delegated.
Ph it.adelpbia, September 6.—Three execu-
tions to-day were issued against John H. Watt
& Son, manufacturers of cotton and woolen
goods, upon notes of which judgments were
entered against them by Wilson Watt for $20,-
000, by J. G. Bromley, in trust, for B. G.
Bromley, for $4700, and by J. H. Bromley, to
use of Mary Watt, for $89(10.
Cotton Factors Assigned.
Louisville, September 6.—The well-known
firm of Payne, Haley & Co., cotton factors
and commission merchants, assigned to-day.
Tbe cause is shrinkage in values. Liabilities
and assets in known. Their creditors were
O. M. Rassett A Co.'s Schedules.
New "V ork, September 6.—The schedules in
the assignment of the firm of O. M. Bassett &
Co. are $144,000. Nominal assets, $55,000; ac-
tual assets, $200,000.
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