The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 55, No. 68, Ed. 1 Sunday, May 31, 1896 Page: 5 of 24
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THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, SUNDAY, MAY 81, 1896.
TIIEIH STATU FAIR TO I I: IUIACI
UEViSLOl'MBM' IX ARTS AM)
Flrut Undertaking? <»f lis Kind on mi
Extensive Scale in the History
of the Knee.
Houston, Tex., May 30.—The movement
by the Afro-Ameriqan state fair, agricul-
tural, educational and livestock association
of this city, to hold a fair here, is being
pushed ahead with growing energy and
good judgment. It is the first independent,
exclusive state fair by the African race
in the south since emancipation from
slavery in Js»i5. It will be held in this city
August 25, 27, 28 and 29. at Watson's
park, race track and fair grounds.
The following is taken from\their cata-
The aim and object of this fair is to
show the world the remarkable and un-
precedented advancement of the southern
negro (especially in Texas) since they
merged from the darkness of slavery into
the light of freedom. There being so few
examples of this kind in the world, is the
reason why the negro of Texas, with be-
fitting pride, wishes to exhibit to the na-
tions his progress in the liberal and line
arts, sciences, mechanics, manufacturing
industries, music, agriculture, horticulture,
floriculture, physical skill, mental culture,
journalism, medicine, the law. statesman-
ship, military prowess, home culture, nee-
dlework. moral suasion, religious training,
fraternal and benevolent disposition.
Exhibits: This great fair will prove one
of the grandest educational entertainments
ever given by the race. The various de-
partments under their respective heads will
be us follows:
Fine arts: Will consist of hand painting,
photography, etc.. where due reward and
premiums will be given for superiority in
every branch as hereinafter mentioned.
Liberal arts: Will consist of manufac-
tured goods of every kind where art and
skill ait' employed.
Sciences: Will show the various patents
and Inventions of our race.
Mechanics: Will show to what extent
they have advanced in the line of me-
chanical Industrie.# and trades, as brick-
masons, wheelwrights, carriage makers,
house builders, tinners, foundryinen, boiler
Music: This department will speak of
the culture and refinement of the race, and
will be a prominent feature of the fair.
Agriculture: Will show the proficiency
of the race in the field and garden.
Horticulture: Will show the fruits and
vegetables grown by our people.
Floriculture: This department will tell
us of the elevating taste of the people, who
beautify their homes and are engaged in
the cultivation of flowers.
Livestock: This department promises to
be another prominent feature. Much will
be dohe to make the live stock exhibit a
Physical skill: Here we propose to show
the manly arts in all its ramifications, out-
door sports, bicycling, racing, ball games,
Mental culture: Will embrace evidences
of journalism, poetry, prose and song.
Medicine: This will tell us of the hun-
dreds of physicians practicing medicine in
Texas, their skill and ability.
The law: The highest of professions linds
the negro abreast of the times, and will be
Statesmanship: To the highest political
honors our race has aspired and won fa-
vor, and will testify to our great states-
Home culture: Will tell us in no uncer-
tain measure of the purity, virtue and re-
finement of the domestic lives of the race,
as Bishop Turner say;;: "The keynote of
our present worth and future greatness."
Military: The attendance of a dozen or
mere of our military companies will attest
our patriotic spirit, our military bearing
and our love of country.
Woman's department: Here is where wo
excel. Our women aro our safeguard.
Needlework, literature, culinary, educa-
tional and religious work will here be ex-
Religion and benevolence: This depart-
ment tells us of our many eminent di-
vines. the fine churches, large congrega-
tions and devout worshipers; while we tell
the world of our Masons. United Brothers
of Friendship. Knights of Pythias, Odd bel-
lows, Knights of Tabor, and a vast array
of other fraternal, religious, benevolent and
charitable organizations composed strictiv
and alone ot and by the race. These and
many other evidences of the progress of
the race as professional, business and liter-
ary men and women, will tell the world
that remarkable story of a race leaping
from the cradle of darkness and a wilder-
ness of oblivion to a reality of sunshine,
prosperity, peace and happiness.
Officers: Edward Banks, president;
Emmett J. Scott, vice president; 11. T. F.
Williams, secretary; W. H. Hubert, treas-
Hoard of lady managers: Mrs. Emma
Williams chairman; Mrs. M. A. Baker,
Mrs. A. V. Taylor, Mrs. W. 11. Smith, Mrs.
E. Banks, Mis. L. W. Woods, Mrs. 11. Tay-
lor, Mrs. W. H. Halbert, Mrs. H. A. Jones,
Mrs. W. H. Scott, Mrs. M. L. Gordon, Mrs.
Susan Curry, Mrs. F. 10. L. ltobinson, Mrs.
P. A. Sharkie, Mrs. L. R. Jones, Mrs. P.
A. Koelan, Mrs. Bessie E. Lawrence. Mrs.
P. Cilmore, Mrs. F. Torrman, Mrs. Jennie
Smallwood, Mrs. Emma Kyle. Miss 10. J.
Jones, Miss Cora Moore, Mrs. A. K. Kelly,
Miss 11. A. Watson, Mrs. Amanda Ander-
son and Mrs. A. W. Wilson.
Fine art and needle work: Miss C. M.
Taylor, chairman; Miss Ella Perry, Miss
Elnora J. Baker, Miss Ida Gordon, Miss
Mary E. Everett. Miss D. D. Lawson, Miss
Ida Franklin. Miss II. T. Johnson. Miss
Emma J. Jones, Miss Nettie V. Fairchild,
Miss Georgia Styles.
Agriculture: L. W. Woods, chairman.
Houston; John Perry, Houston; J. H.
Washington, Galveston; J. M. H. Randall.
Breriham; R. B. Bennett, Giddings; John
Lockhart, Chappell Hill; Sam Houston,
Huntsvllle; G. \\. Jackson, Willis.
Education: Dr. J. H. Garnett, chairman,
Houston; Prof. L. C. Anderson, Prairie
View; Dr. 1. B. Scott, Marshall; Miss Clara
E. Scull, Galveston: W. D. Donnell, Gal-
veston; David Abner, jr., Seguin: N. W.
Horlee, Dallas; Mrs. L. G. Davis. Houston;
Miss Tennie Hardwell, Calvert; Miss C. M.
Thompson, Fort Worth; Miss Cora L,
Smith. Prairie View; C. W. Luckie, Prairie
View: J. R. 10. Lee,-Marshall; H. T. Heal-
ing, Waco; A. II. Terrill. Denison; A. ii.
Col well, Bryan; S. A. Coflln, Tyler: 11. S.
Thompson, Dallas; Miss J. L. Caldwell,
Dallas; L. S. Simmons, Marlin: Mrs. M. F.
Phillips. Austin; John II. Brinkley, Beau-
mont; T. C. Bledsoe, Marshall; Miss Mable
Mafford, Waco; J. R. Morris, San Anto-
nio: Mrs. M. D. Brown, San Antonio; H.
A. Maxwell. Austin.
Live stock: Sam R. Cotton, chairman,
Houston: H. C. Ferguson, Stafford Point;
James Dixon, Hearne; Emanuel Taylor,
Brenham: Camp Fair, Chappell Hill. e. H.
Childs, Wharton: Nelson Hurd, Spanish
Camp; J. M. Caldwell, Navasota; W. il.
Mechanics: Lincoln R. Jones, chairman,
Houston; C. H. Brock, Houston; Wiley
Hubert, Brenham: James Kyle, sr., Hous-
ton; Snow Hubert, Hempstead; Frank
Parker. Sugarhmd; J. <'. Smith, Luling; A.
E. Flewellyn, Brenham; W. B. Woodruff,
Prairie View; J. L. Randolph, Waco; L.
Williams, Sherman; H. C. Boykin, Seguin;
J. R. 10. L«e. Marshall.
• Horticulture: M. M. Boolow, chairman,
Houston; Henry Kdienu, Houston; John
Cooper. Houston; Henry Si ott. Houston;
John Mueherson, Houston: Marion Bush,
Longview; John Bell, Palestine; Worsen
Retxi, Tyler; Henry Arnetl, Tyler; L. L.
Floriculture: W. II. Clark, chairman,
Houston; (to be filled later.)
Music: Prof. J. \\j|| Jones, chairman.
Houston; Miss T. A. Woodard, Houston;
Miss Leonard Aray, Prairie View, .Miss
Alice Butler. Waco; A. J. Moore, Waco;
•Mine. C. Roehon, Galveston: Miss Gertie
Scott Houston; Mrs. !,. M. Mitchell. Aus-
tin; W. II. Browning, Brenham; W. F.
Bkxlsoe, Marshall; William Rosborough,
1 ex ark ana; Mrs. E. J. Holland, An tin:
Mrs. M. L. Nelson, Houston; Mrs. David
Abner, jr., Seguin. Mrs. F. L. Light ',
Houston; Miss Willie Banks, Brenham;
Mrs. W. II Browning, Brenham; Miss Eva
laylor, Houston; J. H. Nelson, Houston;
Mrs. Annio Adklns. Houston. John II. K. rr,
Houston; C. H. Turner. Houston; Robt.
Huberth, Austin; Prof. lOwel, Houston.
Science; charFs Atherston, chairman,
Houston: J. W. Tilden, Waxahachie; M B.
Li Hey, Hempstead; J. 11. Rood. Marshall;
W. B. Cogal, Houston; J. W. Ryan, Hous-
ton; P. E. Bledsoe, Brenham; i). Webster
In your appearance on a Bicycle
as elsetuliera. Other eyes are
open wide if yours are not.
Wear well-made, well-fitting
Clothes. They cost no more if
ijou know where to go for them.
White Duck Bicycle Suits, $3.25.
Crash Linen Bicjcle Suits' $4.50.
Real Irish Linen Bicycle Suits, $7.50.
Cassimere Bicycle Suits, $5.
AH Woo! Cheuiot Bicycle Suits, $6.
Bicycle Suits made to onler, $8.50
Euerythinj here the Bicycle man
wears. Money bach if our prices
and styles are not right.
| Big Cyclone. |
ROBT. I. COHEN,
Wilson. Galveston; B. T. Wilson, Seguin;
J. N. Dodson, Palestine.
Fraternal and benevolent organization: J.
II. Crawford, chairman, Houston; W. F.
Blodsoe, Marshall: David Abner, jr., Se-
guin; L. M. Mitchell, Austin; W. L. K-m-
brough. Dallas; G. W. Johnson, Corsicana:
R. G. Collins, Calvert; W. D. Seals, Gal-
veston: W. H. Mitchell, San Antenio; A. B.
Trowel. Galveston: 11. M. Freeman, Hous-
ton: F. I. Richardson, Houston; W. H.
Perine, Galveston: J. B. Bell, Houston;
Joe Nichols, Houston; II. B. Scott. Hous-
ton: John Madison, Austin; W. 11. Thomas.
Fort Worth; C. M. Ferguson, Paris; M. D.
Brown, San Antonio: A. A. Simms, Paris.
Military display: Captain Peter Williams,
chairman, Houston; Major Geo. Wilson,
Galveston; Captain John Sessums, Hous-
Medical: Dr. W. H. Scott, chairman,
Houston: Dr. G. J. Sterner. San Antonio;
Dr. J. H. Wilkins, Galveston; Dr. D. G.
Terrill. Houston; Dr. M. J. Snowden, Mar-
shall; Dr. F. R. Robev, Houston; Dr. J. F.
McKlnley, Austin; Dr. 10. B. Ramsey,
Houston; Dr. S. M. Lyons, Houston: Dr.
R. F. Terrill, Tyler; Dr. J. E. Dibble, Hous-
ton: Dr. H. L. Smith, Navasota; Dr. W. T.
Green, Bryan; Dr. 10. A. Durham, Calvert;
Dr. V. A. Roman, Dallas: Dr. M. A. Maj-
ors, Waco; Dr. Porter, Brenham; Dr.
Bluett, Dallas; Dr. J. S. Foster, Paris.
Religion: Rev. F. L. Lights, chairman,
Houston; Rev. H. L. Tropp, Austin, Rev.
Freeman Parker, Houston: Rev. J. W.
Rankin, Houston; Rev. A. R. Griggs, Dal-
las; Rev. Jas. I. Gilmore, Houston; Rev.
A. Hubbs, Galveston: Rev. Wade Hamil-
ton, Houston; Rev. D. J. Hull, Houston;
Rev. J. W. Carr, Houston; Rev. 11. Watts,
Houston: Rev. A. G. Scott, Houston: 10.
W. D. Isaac, Dallas; Rev. J. F. P. Bradley,
Dallas; Rev. W. 11. Logan, Marshall; Rev.
Dennis, Waco; Rev. Mack Henson, Aus-
tin; Rev. B. L. Campbell, Austin; Rev. A.
llubbs. Rev. Reynolds, Galveston; Rev. A.
Legal: W. T. Brown, chairman, Hous-
ton; J. E. Wiley, Dallas; H. T. Walker,
Waco; D. M. Mason, Dallas: R. A. Camp-
bell, Wharton; W. 11. Smith, Galveston;
John F. Anderson, Tyler; C. N. Williams,
Galveston; T. T. McKinney, Van Alstyne;
H. L. Davis, Hempstead; S. J. Jenkins,
Mental culture: C. N. Love, chairman,
Houston; Henry Clay Gray, Lockhart;
Theodore Baughman, Victoria; W. D. Don-
nell, Galveston: C. W. Luckie, Prairie
View; M. H. Broyles, Hearne; 10. L.
Bloeksher, Austin; T. H. Love, Austin; S.
C. Collins, Houston.
Home Culture: Mrs. Nannie Russell
Crawford, chairman, Houston; Mrs. J. H.
Garnett, Houston; Miss A. R. Anderson,
Houston; Miss V. Nora Allen, Houston;
Miss Nellie Minor, Houston: Miss Sadie
Nelson, Houston: Miss N. A. Hill, Houston;
Miss Laura Evans, Austin; Miss Ellis, San
Antonio; Miss 10. A. Duval. Waco; Miss
llattie 10. Lee, Austin: Miss Roberta Wolf,
Bastrop; Miss 1. B. Washington, Marlin;
Mrs. S. 10. Phipps, Corsicana; Mrs. W. E.
Grubbs, Hearne ; Miss Hat tie 10. Branch,
Brenham; Miss Gertrude S. Holmes, Cal-
vert; Miss Fannie A. Washington, Austin.
Honorary vice presidents: Dr. I. B.
Scott. Marshall; J. R. Gibson. Galveston;
H. T. Kealing Waco; 1. M. Terrell, Fort
Worth; J. R. E. Lee, Marshall; Hon. C.
M. Ferguson, Paris: Morgan T. White,
Austin; John Guess, Paris; George A. Me-
Means. Palestine; J. R. Nelson, Terrell;
Cyrus McPherson, Willis; 11. C. Bell, Den-
ton: Rev. Dr. Cain, Galveston: Rev. D. L.
Whitley. Columbus; R. B. Bennett, Gid-
dings; C. O. Hunter. Bastrop; G. W. Jack-
son, Corsicana; W. 10. Fraction, Lockhart;
J. A. Jackson. Cameron; D. A. Starks,
Patterson; A. Browls. Eagle Lake; F. F.
Conway. Alleyton; Jessie Smith. Calveg:
J. M. Codwell. Navasota: J. W. Roy, Dal-
las; M. D. Brown, San Antonio; Hon. N.
W. Cuney, Galveston; C. A. Atherton,
Houston; G. J. Stornes, San Antonio;' M.
H. Broyles. Hearne; David Abner. jr., Se-
guin: l>r. M. A. Majors. Waco; Dr. A. L.
Thompson, Denison; Elisha Adams, Beau-
mont; 11. G. Goree, Atlanta; W. R. Pat-
terson. Calvert; G. W. Jackson, Willis;
Rev. A. Hubbs, Galveston; Rev. Mack Hen-
son. Austin; A. R. Griggs, Cuero; H. M.
Tarver, Brenham; L. Williams, Sherman;
Robert Armstrong, Waxahachie; Hon. R.
L. Smith, Oakland; A. II. Colwell, Bryan;
J. C. Ellis, Brazoria: Rev. London Branch,
Richmond; W. B. Coleman, Weimar; Philip
A. Washington, Corpus Christ!, and J. F.
1'. Bradley. Dallas.
Honorary local advisory board (white cit-
iaens): T. w. House, n. b. Sanford, R.
M. Johnston. Joe F. Meyer, R. b. Morris,
H. W. Lottman, 11. b. Rice. Jake Keller.
B. A. Rlesner, 10. T. Heiner. W. W. Dexter,
B. R. Latham, M. L. Robbins, E. L. Den-
nis. Frank Cargill, W. M. Mitchell. Henke
iVr Pillot, R. B. Courtney. W. B. Chew, 1.
S. Meyer. 11. T. D. Wilson, W. 11. Bailey,
F. A. Reichardt, Abbott G. Coekrell, Ed
Kiani. J. L. Mitch- 1!. Abe Levy, George El-
lis, A. J. Vick, C. II. Gueringer, William
D. (Cleveland, Gus Fredericks, o. T. Holt,
John H. B. House. F. W. Heitmann, T.
W. Ford, R. D. Grlbble, Spencer Hutchins,
10. W. Sewall, G. C. Street, John T.
Browne, H. D. Taylor Sons, 11. Booth, H.
W. Garrow, R. B. Baer. A. K. Taylor, A.
K. Dick. H. F. McGregor. J. J. Churby,
W. G. Van VIeck. D. C. Smith. H. Berg-
heim. L. J. Parks. J. E. McAshan, George
Cjuinlan, J. M. Lee, C. W. Bein, H. A.
Jones. J. J. Settegast. 10. F. Dupree, H.
M. Curtin, W. L. Foley. Phillip Carson. M.
T. Jones, H. Wardell, Charles Dillingham,
D. M. Augor, II. Prince, Hamilton, Carson
& Foley, Charles Bolfrass, Smith, Peden
Worms In (irimes.
Navasota, Tex., May 30.—A report in The
News a few days ago from Milliean states
that the cotton worm was attacking cotton.
A prominent farmer in the Brazos bottom
says that there arc no cotton worms in the
bottom, but since the alfalfa has been cut
the worms that feed on that grass have
gone to the cotton for want of Its usual
food, but are doing no serious damage. In
Washington county the excessive heat of
the sun of the last few days has driven the
Mexican weevil away from the cotton.
Woodmen'* Memorial Day,
The five camps of Woodmen of the World
in this city will celebrate with appropriate
ceremonies the memorial day of their order,
which occurs June 7. The various Hous-
ton t amps have been invited to be present
and the parade will probably be one of the
largest ever given by a set-ret order in this
city. Mr. Easly will deliver the oration of
the day and Sovereigns Garratt, Moench,
Barnes, lOmme and VN icklep will act as the
officers and Sovereign Chas. F. Neill as
master of ceremonies. After the ritualistic
exercises are over the graves of deceased
sovereigns will be strewn with flowers.
The members of the fire - department at
engine house No. 4 were last evening ten-
dered a complimentary fish chowder by
their friends in the east end. The function
occurred at the engine house and was the
occasion of much enjoyment.
Mr. William A. Nelson and Mrs. Mary F.
Mr. Caleb Shelton and Miss Pearl BrowJi-
For n lilt ot' Kent
run over to Sour Lake for a few days. The
waters will clean out your system.
The cyclone did not striko us, but for
Monday wo will strike the prices on
all our Shoes and Slippers, that same
will bo a wonder to everybody what
cut we made on all onr goods to clear
our stock to make room lor the new
goods which wo will get in next week.
All our $2.50 Slippers, ia black (£1 O C
or tau. for Monday 05 I iUJ
Ah our $:.75 Slippers, in black
or tan, for Monday
All our $2 1 i\>nch Kul Sandal?, 1 /in 2
fancy buckles, for Monday.. vj> I iTv J
All fine Sandals, with fancy &
buckles, for Monday ....... OUU ^
Ladies' House Slippers. good, dur- CAp -3*
able goods, for Monday JUL &
Misses' and Children's Slippers for less ^
money than you over have bought them 5
Our $3.50 tan and black vici kid Shoe?,
patent tip, for Monday ^2 65 £
Our $3 Men's Calf Shoes, patent (T>o
tip. for Monday at vP^.T"U *
Our $3.50 Men's Calf Shoes, all (£1 Q c ^
the 1 atest too, for Mon day at.. CD I »O 0 £
Hove' Shoes, in all siz. s, heels or spring ^
heels, tho $1.50 qualities, for 1 nn j*.
Monday at vb I ,UU *
Flim Infants' Kid Shoes, sizes 2 to O K /% ^
5, for Monday at /L.0C %
Wo have still s >me Gents' Furnishing #
Goods left and must be closed out at %
once. The price we aro soiling them is %
sure to make them move. i
The $1.00 Jean Pants, at 50c ^
Painter Suits, regular price is $1, at.50c *
Uhlaunderod Shirts, only a fow sizes
left, at 20c ft
A fine Cheviot Shirt, at 25c *
Guyo' Suspondors, 3 pairs at 25c *£
Blue,Denim Overalls, at 30c *
Fancy Cottonnado Pants, at 30c J
Have a few Trunks and Satchels left;
must bo closed out at very low prices. %
Boston Shoe Store, J
Next to Block Bros. & Co., 2*
J 22d St., Bet. Postoffice and Market. %
THE COAST COUNTRY
A MOVEMENT TO ESTABLISH A
IIELLAMY COLONY ALONG THE
GOOD ROADS IS THE CRY.
Altn Loma People Adopt Resolutions
Culliug- for ConHtrnefion of a
Through Couuty Houd.
Alta Loma, Galveston Co., Tex., May 30.
—A special meeting of the Alta Loma
branch of the Texas Coast association was
held to-day and was largely attended. The
action of the meeting of May 23, making
every member of the association a delegate
to the good roads convention to be held in
Galveston, June 9, was confirmed.
Mr. E. S. Easley of Galveston was pres-
ent by invitation and delivered a very in-
teresting address on the subject of good
roads and good drainage in Galveston
.county. A vote of thanks was returned
him on behalf of the club.
The following preamble and resolutions
were unanimously adopted:
"Whereas, the property of non-resident
owners is increased in value equally with
that of resident owners by the construction
of good roads, and
"Whereas justice and equity demand that
such non-resident owners should sustain
their share of the burden in building and
maintaining good roads; therefore, be it
"Resolved, by the Alta Loma branch of
the Texas Coast association, that the board
of county commissioners of Galveston
county be requested to levy a special tax
of I", cents on the $100 valuation, the pro-
ceeds to be used in the building of perma-
nent roadways within the county.
"Resolved, that we favor the building of
a good permanent highway from the main-
land terminus of the. Galveston county
bridge to the northern line of said county,
provided Harris county will build a similar
road from the city of Houston to connect
"Resolved, that the secretary be instruct-
ed to correspond with similar mainland or-
ganizatioms with a view to securing the
nomination or indorsement of a proper
candidate for county commissioner at the
coming fail election."
Alvin, Brazoria Co., Tex., May 30.—1The
question of moving the county seat is
being agitated all over the county. The
News correspondent has interviewed a num-
ber of citizens and linds quite a diversity
of opinion. A majority favor a division of
the county, either a new county or cut off
from Chocolate bayou east and attach to
Galveston county. A few favor moving
the county seat, and if neither of the other
propositions could obtain then the vote
•would be solid for moving to the center.
Something will he done within the next
few months, as the matter is being agitat-
ed at other points in the county vvhivh op-
pose dividing the county, and they think
if the county seat is put near the center
the question will be forever settled. An-
gleton is very near the center of the coun-
ty. This would give some relief to the
Alvin people, as it is reached by rail and
the distance would be shortened about
fourteen miles and the worst part ot the
trip eliminated; but the Alvin people want
better relief ami will do all they can to
keep the moving question in the back-
ground until after the convening of the
next legislature, when a new county will
again be agitated.
The dry weather continues and vegeta-
tion is beginning to feel its effects. One
family here is building a storm house,
looking to contingencies, and the records
of the late storms have a depressing ef-
fect generally, producing forebodings which
this dry, hot weather intensifies.
Cuero, Tex., May 30.—A large, crowd left
here to-day on the excursion to Galveston.
The regular Aransas Pass train east passed
here with nine coaches loaded. It was
necessary to make two trains from Yoa-
kum to accommodate the immense crowd.
Hitchcock, Galveston Co.. Tex., May 30.—
The flag pole was raised to-day on the new
hotel and the national colors were dis-
played from its mast.
It Is proposed to display the weather sig-
nals from it. As it can be seen several
miles away it will prove beneficial to the
Charlie Roberts visited Galveston to-day.
Crops are beginning to suffer for the
want of rain.
An interesting game of baseball was
played this afternoon at Opita park be-
tween the Alta Loma and Hitchcock clubs.
The score stood oU to 21 in favor of the
La Porte, Tex., May 30.—School closed
Wednesday. The exercises were held in the
morning. At the close a procession was
formed and, to the beating of drums, the
scholars marched to the public park on the
bay shore. A bountiful lunch was spread
and the afternoon was spent in frolic and
The M L. circle held a moonlight ride
and social Saturday evening at liie home
of Chus. Ashton on North P street.
Major Wheadon has engaged an orchestra
of live pieces to play at the Sylvan hotel
during the season.
J. 11. York has sold his elegant residence
on Broadway to M. T. Jones of Houston.
Get Into a Cool Suit!
And you'll be in better humor and enjoy life.
This warm weather demands it. Our line of
Summer Clothes is up to date, and sold low.
Lot lOi.H) -
All Linen Suits
Lot 4 02— £ P C
All Lineu Suits, better vU> Gil
Those Suits combine both btyle and
Serge Coats and Vests,
All Wool Quality, (» 4 r o
Blue or Black 0 U
Better Grade, (T-£ nft
Blue or black.. yOi UU
Best Grade. 07 Efi
Bhid or Black v* 5 • 0 U
A Dressy Garment—Just the thing to
wear with linen pants.
Sicilian Coats and Vests,
lit.'so range in all prices, from 0^ flO
a good garment at ..0^! UU
We have a complete lino, including
Blue Striped Duck,
With belt straps
Blue Linen Check,
Wh *e Duck,
All these garments are got up for First-Class Trade—Well
made and perfect fitting, cool and comfortable, stock
complete now, all sizes. Don't wait.
Star Clothing House,
2405 and 2407 MARKET STREET.
OUT-OF-TOWN ORDERS RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION,
J. S. Ewell returned Monday from a visit
to his former home in Illinois.
Joseph Thomas left Thui lay for an ex-
tended visit to Fort Scott. Kan.
Mrs. R. H. Knapp and daughter, Miss
Mary, left Wednesday for (Ydar Bluffs.
Neb. They will return again in the fall.
Miss Jessie Savage and sister, Mrs. A. A.
Rol its. returned Saturda> from a visit in
C. W. Chambers of Lincoln. Neb., was a
visitor in La Porte Monday and Tuesday.
Rev. I). i\ Airhardt of Ileidi-nheimer
commenced a series of Haptist revival
services in the tabernacle Tuesday night.
All crops have done remarkably well. Xo
cotton is planted in this station. Corn is
making a splendid stand and is nearly all
laid by. Oats, also, are proving most satis-
factory. Timothy, clover, millet, alfalfa
and sorghum all promi - Ijint )
and the acreage in each i< large. Garden
vegetables of all kinds simply go begging.
Immense quantities have been raised. La
Porte will soon begin shipping watermelons
and nutmeg melons in carload lots. Fully
iifty acres in melons were planted by mem-
bers of the Vegetable and Fruit growers'
association, while nearly as much more was
planted by outsiders. It was anticipated
that shipments would begin by June 20, but
the prospects now point to a much earlier
Peaches are ripening fast and shipments
will commence early next week. Grape
vines have been extensively planted with
excellent success. La Port< etrawberries
are still being shipped. In faet, the berry
growers have been so su< e< ssful this year
that a heavy increase in acreage may be
expected next season.
Nona, Harden Co., Tex . May 29.—-The
Nona mills company lost th- most impor-
tant bridge on their tram road by hre yes-
terday, which caused the mill to shut down
one day until it was replaced. Loss about
Rain is needed badly here on account of
the extremely dry weather that has been
prevailing for a month.
Orange, Tex., May 2i».—Jeff Dearborn was
overcome with heat yesterday while load-
ing cars and went blind. 11 is friends led
him home. His physician thinks the af-
fected nerves will be restored as soon as
his system overcomes the sudden prostra-
A call has been made here for the organ-
ization of a bicycle club. Wheelmen will
A petition was circulated to-day. asking
the city council to put in a modern water-
The B. 1*. O. Elks club entertained quite
a number of guests at their elegant rooms
last night. Dancing and games made up
an attraction that furnished the ladies and
gentlemen with recreation until past mid-
The Ancient Order of United Workmen
organized here this week and elected \V.
D. Bettis. P. M. \V.: C. F. Baxter, M. W.;
W. W. Phillips, F.; L Chellette. O.: F. V.
Tarleton. K.: F. M. Fond, financier; H. E.
Seastrunk, receiver; J. Griffith, G.; Henry
Pachar, L w.; J. C. Litchfield, O. W.; H.
E. Seastrunk, medical examiner; W. D.
Bettis, C. F. Baxter and W. W. Phillips,
Port Lavaca, Tex., May 29.—Prof. Smith
Ragsdale of Beeville is here. Prof. Rags-
dale will conduct the summer normal
school, which will begin here June 25.
Captain Walker Hawes of Saiuria, Cal-
houn county, has been appointed lighthouse
keeper at the mouth of the Brazos and will
move there and take charge; He will be
accompanied by his three daughters and
Mrs. James Fitzsimmons and her little
daughter are here tv attend the closing
exercises of the high >chool.
Misses Mattie, Edith and Mary Clement
and Rebecca Rupert, Fort Lavaca's con-
tingent of young ladits who attended the
Sam Houston normal school, returned
home last night.
A big lishing and vamping out party,
which had spent several days at the site
K>f Indianola, arrived in town yesterday
O. S. Haahell of Port Lavaca, accom-
panied by an associate formerly connected
with the co-operatn Mony in San Ja-
cinto county, left lu t • Jive w< eks ago to
find a new location >r\a Bellamy enter-
prise in the Rio Grande country. They
went direct to Brownsville and inspected
locations along the route, and from
Brownsville, Hidalgo unity, was inspect-
ed. A good deal of c'-eap and fertile land
was offered for sale • > a colony, but the
explorers are satished that it will be im-
possible to advance In that region without
an extensive system of irrigation. The
country Is now very dry and a crop failure
Rev. Starr, pastor of the Gonzales Epis-
copal church, is here on a visit.
A force of mechanics is at work pushing
to completion the new six room residence
of J. W. S. Holraan.
this morning and engaged in repainting
and repairing buoys in the harbor.
i he sloop Tw o Cousins, bound to Rock-
port, Is in port.
1 he schooner Flower of France is due
from Matagorda with household goods for
Light House Keeper Hawes.
^ ictoria. Tex., May 30.—Reports from
all over \ ictoria county say that crops are
looking fine. Rain is needed, but if it
copies within the next fourteen days every-
thing will be lovely.
Si,i,mer- one ot our lumber merchants,
is building a large shed and warehouse on
his lumber yard. Several cottages are in
course of construction and with the Wel-
j,er mansion and L. F. Jackson's brick
building give Victoria an air of prosperity.
The hay business has begun in earnest.
G. L. Dunlap shipping several carloads
to different parts of the state. The grass
is very fine this year.
Major G. \V. Fly left for Edna this morn-
ing on legal business.
Miss I'lai Allen leaves for a visit to
Wharton this morning.
llohtted the Cook.
Corpus Christi, Tex., May 29.-While the
tug Josephine was lying alongside central
wharf some stranger entered the craft and
drugged the cook. Will Klein, and robbed
him of all the money he had in his posses-
sion. Wluin Klein was discovered by the
captain he was unconscious and has' I . . n
sent to his home at Fulton for medical
Shooting- Affray at llryan.
Bryan, Brazos Co., Tex., May 30.—In an
altercation between Dr. W. P. Green and
Dr. J. S. Reed, both colored, Green was
shot this afternoon. The two met in the
postoffice about 2 p. m. Both parties drew
their pistols and commenced tiring, result-
ing in Dr. Green receiving a fatal shot in
the left breast and Dr. Reed a slight wound
in the left arm.
Reed was arrested and landed in iail. and
in an interview says that the shooting was
an outcome of an article printed in a local
colored paper, and that he did the shoot-
ing in self-defense. Green is not expected
A Surviving Veteran.
Georgetown, Tex., May 30.—Captain D. It.
McFadden, living near Taylor, in this coun-
ty, celebrated his 80th birthday this week.
Captain McFadden is one of the few San
Jaeinto veterans still living. He was pres-
ent and witnessed the scenes often de-
scribed when Santa Anna was brought in
a prisoner before General Sam Houston. He
still retains his old-time mental vigor, and
; is an interesting talker on the subject of
: early Texas history. At the birthdav ceh-
| bratlon at Captain McFadden's three gener-
| ations of his descendants were represented.
Texas City, Tex.. Mi
Whitting and family of
husband yesterday mor
make Texas iMty their
Mrs. I Id Stawinsky
guest at H. 1. Smith's.
Mrs. Joseph Jamison ■
ing her brother. Ed M
Mrs. Mathews of Gal
friends in Texas Cit>
Wm. Moore has ;t fo
the frame work for the
Mrs. !•:. H. Mix is in
Mrs. Telander returne
tv 30.—Mrs. J. C.
Velaaco joined her
uing and they will
of Galveston is a
tf Houston is visit-
veston is visiting
roe of men raising
d from La Porte.
Quintana, Brazoria Co,, Tex., May 30.—
The Brazos river light will be put into
service to-night. Mr. A. W. Hawes of Mat-
agorda island light, who has received the
appointment of keeper, and Dr. M. C.
I'roekenborough of Goidthwaite, assistant
keeper, with their families, arrived yester-
Light House Inspector A. N. Taylor and
Mrs. Taylor leave to-d::y for New Orleans.
The buoy tender Pansy, with Captain J.
k>. Coghlan, inspector, on board, arrived
Marlin Illgh School.
Marlin. Tex., May 30.—The Marlin high
school closed yesterday. The graduating
class consisted of Miss Mary Morris, Miss
Lily Frank, Miss Ethel Finks, Miss Pattie
! Foster, Lionel Robinson, Miss Ida P. Chil-
| ton, Miss Maggie Rogers, Miss Helen Whit-
aker. Miss Daisy Falconer and Mjss Sudie
1 Brewer. The tifth annual commencement
I was held at the court house last night, as
Music by the orchestra. Invocation, Rev.
I Tlnrnton. Salutatory, Miss Mary Morris,
j "The Story of a Pin." Miss Lilly Frank,
j Music by the orchestra. "Famous Musi-
• clans." Miss Ethel Finks. "English Medie-
val Life." Lionel Robinson. "Pepper and
j Salt,'' Miss Pattie Foster. Music. "Adver-
1 tl.--?ments," Miss Ida P. Chilton. "West-
ward, Ho!" Miss Maggie Rogers. "The Wo-
man of Beauty," Miss Helen Whitaker.
"Prophecy." Miss Daisy Falconer. Presen-
tation of the L>f. Allen medal. E. T. John-
son, esq. Valedictory, Miss Sudie Brewer.
Presentation of certificates, Rev. M. K.
Thornton. Benediction, Rev. M. K. Thorn-
Marlin. Tex., May 29.—At the meefing of
the board of school trustees last night for
the election ot' teachers for the ensuing
scholastic year, Prof. E. I. Hall was elected
HoikI Proposition Carried.
j Hutto, Williamson Co., Tex., May 30.—The
election for school house bonds carried to-
I day. For bonds 90; against, 32. This insures
STiVH building, and it will be supplemented
by $1000 on subscription.
(No matter accepted for this column that
does not bear the signature of a member of
the Sheriffs' association of Texas.)
('Hie attention of sheriffs and ethers en-
titled to the use of this department of The
News is called to the fact that no notice or
communication calling for the arrest of a
person or persons by name or description
will be published unless such notice or com-
munication states that the party whose
name is signed to the same holds a warrant
or arrest ag.iinst such person or persons
for tho offense with which they may bo
charged. No exception in any instance will
be made to this rule.—The News.)
Dallas, Tex.. May 30.—Strayed or stolen
from S. J. Hay. one Jersey heifer, gray,
black switch and nose, heavy with calf.
Five dollars reward for information lead-
ing to recovery. Address information to S
J. Hay, care T
I. Hay, care Texas paper company, Dallas,
>r Ben E. Cabell, sheriff Dallas count v.
Belton, Tex., May 29.—Stolen from C. D.
• Craig in Temple, on May 27, one 17 jewel
| nickel, l.». W. Raymond, No. 5.987,041, 20-year,
14-carat, boss tilliHl case watch. W ill pay $■'>
for recovery of watch and $6 for thief in any
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LONG OS STANCE
COMMENCEMENT EXEHCISES OE THE
COLORED PI I'll.S AT HAll-
A MOST CRED1TA3LE CLASS,
Orations and EsNaj m Showed a High
berg- and Fly Speak.
The commencement exercises cf the Cen-
tral high school which took place last
night at Harmony hall attracted an audi-
ence that tilled the house to its utmost
seating capacity. The class of 'i»t5 is the
fourth class to complete the public school
curriculum in the colored high school of
this city. The class numbered six young
women and two young men. Their names
are Lucy E. Huff. Daisy T. Freeman,
Daisy A. Granger, Willie ]■]. Th mas, Sam-
uel R. Shelton and lllward Jones. Sub-
joined is the programme.
Instrumental solo—La Caprice Hongroise
Madame Koch on.
Invocation Dr. T. W.Cain
Salutatory and oratieii -Education Leads
to Virtue M.ss Willie E. Thomas
Oration—The Denial , s of the Hour
Samuel K. Shelton
(Quartette—Profunilo H:.->o Bliss
Essay—Beauty ot Vi». and Art
Mis.- Daisi© E. Freeman
oration—Beyond the Alps Lies Italy
Miss Daisie A. Granger
Oration—Our Civilization Due to Chris-
tianity Edward B. Jones
Solo—Bird's Message Metz
Miss Anna May.
Oration and Valedictory—Aim High
Miss Lucy E. Huff
Class Song Arnett
Presentation of Diplomas by the Presi-
dent of the Board..Hon. M. E. Kleberg
Chorus—Good Night White
Class Motto: "Esse, Quam Videri."
The exercises were a credit to the high
school. The young graduates acquitted
themselves in a manner complimentary to
their teachers and with satisfaei:on to
their auditors. They were not in P. least
affected with stage fright. They delivered
their addresses distinctly, deliln iat» i\ and
with perfect self-possession During the
progress of the exercises Judge M. K. Kle-
berg remarked that he was wy much im-
pressed with the clearness of . nunciation
which was characterisi ie of the your.g ora-
tors. It is a noteworthy fact that each of
the graduates delivered an oration.
Thinkers have lai< expressed surprise
ni the progress the < do red race i.t the
south has made since its admission to the
light of freedom. Some years ago a great
scientist remarked at the farewell banquet
given to Prof. Tyndall in the Detmonico
lintel that il was a boast of American civ-'
ilizatlon that it could take a rough for-
eigner clad in eorduroy and so humanize
him that in a generation it would make
gentlemen and ladies out of his descend-
ants. An att< ntlve observer of last night's
exercises could not but infer that latter day
civilization is all suftlcient to give in two
ih-cades to an unlettered race the rcflne-
t nt of culture and the instincts of good
i he young graduates were tastefully
dressed. The two young men were attired
ia black and the women in white —white
d: sses, white shoes and white ribbons; tl e
w men wore earrings which refracted the
hues of the rainbo-w.
On the stage were seated the graduating
cl iss. the pupils and faculty of the high
school and three of the board of trustees,
?; nnely, Messrs. M. E. Kleberg, Land.-
and Pi\ Fly. It is safe to assert that the
numbers of the school board who did not
attend missed an intellectual and musical
treat. It is not the purpose of The News
to notice in detail the orations. Sul'lice it
to say that they wore all uniformly g.- d.
C>ne. however, needs a passing remark
way of elucidation, that on "The Dema1 "
of the Hour/' was a plea for indusi.ral
education and was meant, of course, r
the edification of the audience in genm.u
and of the school hoard in particular.
Miss Lucy E. HuP won the honor of val-
edictorian. She seems to be a great lav-r-
ite. She was cheered .wildly when -no
gracefully stepped forward 10 perform her
part on the programme. Her • ssay war- on
"Aim High" and she treated her subject in
a most original and able manner.
Tho choruses deserve a special mention.
They were rendered with spi idid taste.
The first chorus was by pupils of the fifth
and sixth grades. The others were by the
high school pupils. The quartette, pro-
l'undo basso, literally drew down the house
in a demonstration of approval lasting for
a minute or more. It appealed strongly :o
the musical taste of the memb- rs of tho
school board. They joined as heartily as
the other folks in the cheering.
President M. E. Kleberg presented the
diploma* to the graduates in the name of
the public school trustees. He congratulat-
ed the graduates upon the industry, energy
and courage they had shown throughout
their school lives. He said: "We all know-
that you have completed the curriculum of
our public schools and that the achieve-
ment which crowns your efforts to-night
was not accomplished by :.;len<ss, but is
the result of earnest toil, earnest applica-
tion and hard work. It has tac-iht you the
lesson that whatever y. u ,r\ to accom-
plish you must work for. To be success-
ful in anything undertaken demands closa
application. 1 warn you against a popular
fallacy that you have rea h. d the summit
of life. You will find that new problems
will have to be solved. Armed with the
knowledge you have acquired you are fitted
to enter on an oven plane with your fellow-
man. Dispel from > ar minds the mists of
pessimism. 'Be a hero in the strife.' "
Addressing the audience, he said: "I de-
sire. in the name . , the trustees and in
the name of the public schools to encour-
age those engagi d in the work of public
education, rt is always a matter of con-
gratulation to nnd ameny the people an
earnest appreciation for advancement in
etlucaiion. All things with Us emanate
from the people. We need the support of
all citizens ic mak< our public schools a
success. There is a close connection be-
tween the people and the teacher. There
rests a great duly upon the teacher, upon
the trustees and upon the people \\hoso
children receive instruction. Children need
to be properly trained in the home and
church as well as in the school. Fathers
and mothers have a great deal to do m
the successful training of their children.
It gives me great pleasure to see the col-
ored people stand so firmly by the public
school. This is a moment of congratula-
tion to all of us. We have at last estab-
lished a Ib.u'.h school which is an honor \o
our citizens. We ha\ o a high school from
which young men and women can go forth
clothed with an education as good as that
given by any other. 1 congratulate Prof.
Gibson upon his success as a teacher."
Mayor Fly was called neon by Prof.
Gibson to address the audience Dr. Fiy
said: "We get an idea from Scripture that
there is a time for a'l thb as. This is not
a time for addressing you, because you
have already listened to so much yood lit-
erature. It is a time to congratulate the
colored citizens on the progress made ui
the public school system. It is a matter
of special pride to me to bo able to say
that the pro . ess made by the <!• : d , . -
pie in the matter of education is nh.- v -
enal. This magnificent, d. oroc a dance
is a living example of what education wall
do. 1 undertake to say that no citi/.ens iu
the United Staus would pi -<em in ; oait
of decorum a better example than you
have to-night. I hope the good work will
The audience was then dismissed.
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