The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 50, No. 136, Ed. 1 Friday, August 7, 1891 Page: 2 of 8
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TIIE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 1891.
FOR HIS SISTER'S HONOR
A PROBABLY FATAL SHOOTING AF-
FRAY IN FORT WORTH.
A Brother Uses a Pistol on His Sister
siders Qet Badly Hit.
Fobt Wqbth, Tex., Aug. 6.—This morning
between 6 and 7 o'clock a shooting affair took
place on Main street near Eleventh, in which
three men were shot, one it is thought fatally,
by George Warpol, the keei er of the Green
Tree saloon on Samuel's avenue.
Warpol did all the shooting, the object of his
attack being his brother-in-law, Robert Eckles,
who was dangerously wounded. The other
two wounded men were struck by stray bul-
lets. Warpol used an old-fashioned cap and
ball six-shooter, and emptied every chamber.
The particulars of the shootiug are as follows:
Warpol was in the saloon in tho Spring Pal-
ace hotel early in the morning, when hecalled
for and drank a glass of beer. He watched
tho sidewalk outside quite closely, and all at
once, without a word, hurried from the room
to the sidewalk, where a uumber of people
Robert Ecklcs, Warpol's brothor-in-law, was
in tho crowd and without a word Warpol
opened tire on him. Eckles sprang to his feet,
and being unarmed, turned to run, going up
Main street,closely followed by his enemy,who
was tiring his pistol as he ran. Eckles
was not struck until he started to turn the
corner of Tenth >tr«'Ct and thou a bull
struck him in tho left shoulder. He
then dashed west on Tenth street,
still followed by Warpol, who
continued to blaze away, and just as the cor-
ner of Houston stroet was reached he fired his
last shot, which struck Eckles in the back,
going entirely through the body and inflicting
an ugly wound, which is feared will result
The wounded man staggered and fell, was
picked up and carried into a store near, from
which he was afterward taken to the hospital.
Warpol was arreata <i.
During the running fusilade that Warpel
kept up from Eleventh and Martin streets to
Tenth and Houston he shot without the slight-
est regard to who was in the way, and one of
his bullets struck a gentleman, a stranger in the
city, who was seated in frout of the Atlanta
hotel, the ball entering tho leg near tho knee.
He w as waiting for a conveyance to take him
to the depot at tho time and left the city as
soon as ho got his leg dressed and without giv-
ing his name. It is t>clieved he lives near
Another bullet struck n negro named Green
about the middlo of tho back, plowing an ugly
furrow across his body, but not severely injur-
The cause of tho trouble that led to
the shorting, as stated by Warpel
after he was lodged in jail, is
about as follows: Eckles, who married War-
pol's sister, frequently gets on sprees, and
when in his cups it is charged that he mis-
treats his wife. On this account she has
left hiin several times, but would
be induced by fair promises to
return. During the last period of seimratiou,
which began a f» w days ago, Warpel charges
that Eckles made statements derogatory to his
wife's character and even went so far as to
chargo her with being unchaste. When he heard
this he determined to kill Eckles, and started
out this morning for that purj>ose, his only re-
gret being that he did not succeed. He says
if Eckles does not die from the wounds re-
ceived to-day he will kill him whenever he gets
railroad hero is speading to tho other
departments. To-day several of tho black-
smiths struck in sympathy with the boiler-
makers. One of tho engineers refused to
take out his train for tho reason that
tho boiler to his engine had not been
iusi>ectod before being made ready for the
run. If tho other engineers take this as their
cuo the Santa Fe will havo serious trouble.
The boilcrmakors are striking for pay by tho
hour instead of by the day.
FEOM FOREIGN FIELDS.
I)l*>iMtroiift Overflow In AuHtralln.
San Fkancisco, Cal., Aug. 6,—The steamer
Alameda, which arrived from Australia this
morning, brings particulars of tho overflow of
its banks by the rivor Yarra at Melbourne.
Over 1000 families were rendered home-
loss, and there is much sickness and fevor
among them. The damage caused by tho
flood amounted to $2,000,000.
Auckland advices of July 14 to 1G aro to tho
effect that a great llood and something like a
tidal wavo prevailed at Melbourne on the 18th.
Tho wators in the harbor rose above tho
level of the surrounding towns, and
several small vessels were sunk. Factories
along the riverside were submerged, as were
also a great number of houses on tho sonth
side of tho river in Toork. In South Rich-
mond, another suburb of Melbourne, wholo
streets woro submerged, and 2000 peoplo
were rendered homeless. Business is almost
susponded in the city and efforts are being
nuulo to reliove tho wants of tho sufferers. A
relief fund was started and soon
reached the sum of £5000. The loss of life, it
is believed, will not exceed ten. Captain Lan-
caster and a sailor named Robertson of tho
schooner Narra, which was wrecked at
Sorrento, were drowned and a tireinan
on the deck of tho dredger, who
attempted to make the shore in a small boat,
was also drowned. A schooner, name un-
known, disappeared off Sorrento, and it is be-
lieved has been lost with all baud*. The
steamer Bancora went ashore and her bottom
was stored in. On the plateau of the
Danedenong range an avalanche of earth fifty
acres in extent swept down the mountain side,
engulting the residences thoro. The in
mates escaped. Railroads were partly washed
out for twenty miles. A great number of
sheep were drowned. It is estimated that tho
total loss will reach £600,000. At tho last ad-
vicos the Murray was rising and floods in
the Albury district wore feared. Much sick-
ness is prevalent at Melbourne, attributed
Texas Traffic Managers Before
THEY EARNESTLY PROTEST
That the Kates Fixed Will Prove Disas-
trous to the Bailway Interests
SOME LUMBER MEN ARE SATISFIED
The Plea of the Texas Trunk—How the
Texas Tariffs Are Regarded Out-
side of the State—Notes.
Good Heaving*, Tliey Have "Treatled.
Paris, Aug. 6.—[Special]—Rumors concern-
ing the results of the recent visit of the French
fleet to Croustadt and the closo friendship be-
tween Franco and Russia, continue to
be circulated in all classes of society, and there
is much conjecture as to what the
outcome of tho conference between the repre-
sentatives of tho two nations will be. Lo Paix
to-day publishes an article which, if true, will
>ut an end to all conjocturo. That paper says
that Baron Mohreuheim, the Russian ambas-
sador to France, has received acipherdispatch
from the Russian foreign minister announc-
ing that a treaty of alliance between Russia
and France has been signed.
Itulgaria Ordered a Few Hlg Guns.
Pabis, Aug. 6.—[Special]—Telegrams re-
ceived in this city from Sofia, the capital of
Bulgaria, bring rumors that active prepara-
tions for war are being made by tho military
authorities of that country.
Inquiries havo been made in official quar-
ters here, but the rumors received no con-
firmation. tho officials declaring that they had
no knowledpo of any warlike preparations
being made in any of tho capitals of the Bal-
kan states. The only information elicited
was that Bulgaria recently placed a largo
order for artillery with the great German gun
makors, the Krupps.
TEXAS 0AR3 IN ILLINOIS.
Senator Palmer Meet. Governor Hubbard.
The Car. Crowded.
Virginia, 111., Aug. 6.—[Special]—To-day
was a red letter day for I'exaa at the Cent ral
Illinois state fair and farmers' convention, as
was attested by the 10,000 peoplo who passed
through the Texas exhibit cars and afterwards
listened to tho uiafcTiificent address of Gov.
Tho governor had a perfect ovation, com-
Sletcly capturing his audience. Senator John
[. Palmer journeyed all the way from his
home in Springfield to see him and
hear him speak, and introduced
him to the audience as one of the greatest of
living orators and statesman, and paid a glow.
Ing tribute to the great state of Texas. Gov-
ernor Hubbard's address was pleasing, forci-
ble and eloquent.
The exhibit cars were bo crowded all
day that it required the presence
of four men to keep busy hand-
ling Texas literature. Governor Hubbard
was followed by Senators Palmer and Peiler.
It was heard on every side that if these ears
and Governor Hubbard stayed in Illinois long
they would depopulate the state.
Mr. Cremer'a Proponed Resolution.
London, Aug. 0.—William Randall Cremer,
member for the Haggerstown division, gives
notice that at tho next session of the house of
commons ho will introduce a resolution to
conclude a treaty botween England and the
United States to submit all differences to ar-
The >'ow Duteh Cabinet.
Amsterdam, Aug. 6.—Tho new cabinet has
been formed, with Tionhoven premier, Tak
minister of commerce and industry, Imidt
minister of justice, Cremer minister of colo-
nies and Pierson minister of finance.
A Itlow at tho Drelbmid,
Berlin, Aug. 6.—Tho Catholic press holds
that tho [wpe's action in declining tho Caheus-
ly application was a blow struck at the drei-
bund and the nationalities represented in the
St. Raphael societies.
Killed by a Waterspout.
Lisbon, Aug. 0.—A waterepout on one of the
Coresmo islanda killed six persons and caused
HE BEAT A MONTE DEALEB.
New Yoke, Aug. 6.—Clias. T. Dillingham,
bookseller and publisher, mado an assignment
this afternoon to John H. Kitchen. The pre-
ferred creditors are the National Park bank and
American Exchange bank for 120,130, beingthe
amount of notes on acceptances executed
by Lee A Shopard, publishers,' and indorsed
by Dillingham. Mr. Dillingham could not
tell how much the liabilitie* wouU amount to, hold up Wednesday night by a man who pre-
but stock taking and balancing will begin to- sentod the muzzle of a six-shooter at Minnisr
morrow morning and schedules bo ready in a 1 ' * • * ••
The Slayer of Isaac Myers Admitted to
Sam Anoelo, Tex., Aug. G.—The examining
trial of J. Q. Adams, for tho killing of Isaac
Meyers at Sonora a week ago, was concluded
here this evening. JudgoTimmons admitted
the applicant to bail in tho sum of $71)00,which
Seven hundred and fifty head of sheep out
of a herd of 1700, owned by W. L. Lockman,
were burned to death in a prairie lire iu
Schleicher county last Friday.
JolT Minnis, a monte dealer at Sonora, was
Austin, Tex., Aug. 6. — The railroad
commission heard argumeuts in oppo-
sition to their proposed commodity
tariffs to-day from several prominent railroad
officials. Mr. Newlin of the Fort Worth and
Denver, spoke. His objections were in tho
same line followed by Mr. Terry of the Santa
FeaiulMr. Lovett of the Texas and Pacific
on yosterday. He said tho railroads could
much better accept the Georgia schedule. Ho
resisted the idea of basing rates in Texas on
interstate rates. These, ho held, had been put
down to tho lowest point in order to help de-
velop the state and build up a business for tho
roads, for tho protection of Texas producers
and home industries.
Mr. Polk, general freight agent of tho San
Antonio and Aransas Pass, presented the situ-
ation financially of his road. Tho earnings
above operating excuses last year were $310,-
141 without paying interest on bonds, which is
over $600,000. If the rates on cotton, etc.,
proposed by tho commission aro enforced
they would cut down earnings $241,287. This
statement was given in items and figures, and
was urged in a very clear aud convincing
manner. Ho contended tho rates would draw
the life blood from a road already in receiv-
er's hands on account of light earnings.
Mr. Carter, a cotton buyor of Dallas, put in
another plea against interference with tho
present system of concentrating cotton at
compress points, and Mr. Lacey of Waco also
argued against the proposed interference.
The commission does not, after all tho argu-
ment on tho compress question, seem pre-
pared to waive their suspicion or belief that
tho compress people and railroad people in
some instances work together to freeze out
The most pitiful case presented was that by
Mr. Tram well, froight man of tho Texas
Trunk. At tho present rates tho receipts of
the road last year wero $25,000 less than oj>er-
ating expenses, and tho company, bosides
making up this deficit, put in $105,000 in im-
provements, whereupon the attorney geueral
gets after them to forfeit their charter. He
then wont on to show tlie rates proposed by
the commission were 25 to 57>i cents bolow
tho existing rates, except on lumber.
Mr. Reed presonted for tho Houston cotton
exchange a claim for the retention of tho
present differential on cotton.
In tho afternoon session Mr. Heed and other
Houston representatives argued their petition.
Mr. Hibbard, freight man of tho Texas Mexi-
caa, entered a protest against tho proposed re-
duction of rates bocauso the present rates do
not pay operating expenses of his road.
Mr. Masters of the Santa Fo corrected a
misstatement of the Colorado salt man as to
through salt rates from Kansas.
There was a lull in the proceedings when
Mr. Terry took tho floor and in a general dis-
cussion opi>osed the mileage basis on tho com-
modities, holding that whatever amount of
earnings woro wiped out by the proposed tariff
would havo to be made up from other sources,
but tho producers and consumers had to pay
for it all in the end and demanded if the cotton
rate is reduced rato on other things be in-
Northeast Texas lumber men spoko in fa-
vor of the commission's tariff, which was ac-
cepted as giving them control of tho lumber
business of north Texas above the line east
and west through Waco.
An Orango lumber man showod that two-
thirds of the lumber sawed in Texas is made
in southeast Texas, &.fact that tho commission
Mr. Carter of Dallas got in another plea on
the compress question.
About 5 o'clock no one wanted the fioor, and
the commission adjourned.
loans, a hand to mouth business which niado
necessary repeated renewals, shii .n ; of obli-
(rations and nervous scrutiny of oo.iutorals by
t imers. Large loans have been called on
Lnion Pacific within a few days and have been
Srovidod for. Heavy selling of what was un-
oubtedly long stock, much of it captured
through stop orders, focussed the strict atten-
tion upon these transactions, and the result
was to-day's extravagant rumors. This is tho
sum total of the Union Pacific episode.
Texan and Her Railroads.
In Iowa railroad legislation has been car-
ried so far that the railroads havo cut down
their train service to a minimum and are do-
ing nothing within the borders of the state
that they can avoid,while railroad construction
has practically oeascd. Texas is, however, as
much worse than Iowa than Iowa is worse than
New Eugland. The managers of Texas rail-
roads have come to the conclusion that there
is no chance for a square deal there under any
circumstances. Te xan has a law which provides
for the confiscation of any railroad charter un-
less tho management maintains general offices
in Texas. The Atchison lias a few miles
crossing the northwestern corner, of tho stato,
but is obliged to maintain that line as an inde-
pendent railway with a resident corps of offi-
cials. For the snme reason the Gulf, Colo-
rado and Santa Fe, which is owned by the
Atchison, is operated by a Texas staff. It is
estimated that this iaw costs tho Atchison
$750,000 to $1.000,000 yearly. Of late tho Texas
railroad legislators have started in again with
renewed vigor. As is well known, John H.
Reagan, the principal sponsor for tho present
interstate commerce law, recently resigned a
seat in tho United States senate to take tho
chairmanship of the Texas railroad com mis-
sion. Tl.iu /mmtnl. .inn id now fit \v,
THB BLUE AND THE GRAY
Only Men Who Have Been Under Fire
Allowed in It—Other Proceedings
of the G. A. R.
siou. This commission is now at work and
nothing that hns yet been accomplished in tho
way of railroad regulation and stato redue
tions in rates approaches iu programme.
Housrojr, Tex., Autf. 6.—There will be
change of time on the International aud Great
Northern road Suudsy, but it will not affect
the arrival and departure of passenger trains
at this point. It shortens tho time betweon
here and St. Louis, so that tho through train
will after that date mako close connection
with the Yandalia line, which it now misses.
It will arriro at St. Louis at 7.20 o'clock in
tho morning, and by this will cut down the
through run to New York au hour and a half.
George L. Sancin, suiierinteudent of tho
San Antonio and Aransas iJass road, left this
morning after making a close inspection o
tho yards and offices, returning to his head,
The International road will havo an excur-
sion train in to-morrow at 10.45 a. m., bring-
ing colored Odd Fellows. It will start from
Marshall and will bring about 300 peoplo.
George R. Thompson, traveling passenger
agent of the Pennsylvania, is in the city to-
A. L. Bowers, sujierintondent of B. and B,
of the International, arrived here to-day and
went ovor the Columbia tap,
There wero about twenty tickets sold to-day
over the International to Velaaco, the deep
water port at the mouth of the Brazos.
llobt. CoUins-gtiioral passenger aud ticket
agent of the Houston East and West Texas
road, came up this evening ovor the Columbia
lius.ell Rago on tlie I'nlon Pacific.
New York, Ang. 6.—Rumors about the
Union Pacific flew thick and fast through
Wall street to-day. Sidney Dillon stated that
tho company was not in financial etraits, and
Russell Sage oonfi rmod the statement, adding:
"The rumors that tiould or myself have been
selling our Union l'acifie aro absolutely
false. Gould is at present tho largest stock-
holder in tho company, his interest amount-
ing to over $!l,5i",i)U0. llo declares that ho
will reinvest his iueomo as received in the
w eek or bo.
Itonlmm Itnpld Transit.
Bohiiam, Tex., Aug. (i.—The Bonhatn Rapid
Transit Railway company had boon chartered
with $2A,0(JU capital.
The following officers have boon elected
John W. Russell, presidentj L. Berg, vico
Sresidontj W. C. Dean, secretary; Claude
radford, treasurer. Several hundred cross
ties aro now on tho ground nnd tho work of
grading will bo rapidly pushed ami tho road
will be completed ana cars running
10th of next month.
head and carried away $600, all tho available
cosh. He escaped.
Valuable Farm Mold.
Kknnsytttt.*, Tex., Aug. 5.—Hon. J. D.
McGregor sold his lnrgo farm at Kenney, con-
sisting of 480 acres of land, about 300 acres in
cultivation and the rest In pasture, to Messrs,
William Dohse and Pfetfer of Kenneyville for
$11,4V0, $31 per aero. Consideration cash.
Postal and Pension Mattors.
Washington, Aug. (I.—[Special]—Postmas-
ter : J. R. McCown, Ettowa, Gonzales coun-
ty. Pensions: Original, William W. Gwin,
Kdward Codayon, John W. 1'ugitt, Warren B.
Scott, Benjamin t\ Hughes (navy), Judson
B. Tyler; additional, Benjamin V. Gilbert;
Mexican widow, Susan B, Wigo; Mexican sur-
vivors, William A. Routh, Islinm R. Dean.
Indian territory s Original, Thomas L. Fan-
ning. Oklahoma) Original, Frances B. Al-
len, John ltosa, C. Calvin, K. Baker, Alunzo
Bnako Danoors to Bo Photographed.
Wirsixjw, Ariz., Aug. 0.—The famous Mo<|ui
Indians' snako dance, held every two years,
commenced yesterday on the reservation,
sixty miles from here. Tho povernmont lias
sent u corps of photographers to tho dance,
which will probably be tho lost one, as the
government is striving to prevent them.
Boiler Makers Strike.
Raima* City, Mo., Aug. 0.—A special fo tho
Times from Topeka, Kan., the strike of
the boiler makers In tho shops of
the .in.Minn. ToDoka and Santa i'o
A lihi/.e at Quunali.
Quamah, Tex., Aug. fl.—A two-story frame
occupied by several small business stands was
burned this morning. The losses weros
J. S. Reed, fruits and confection,
ers, >t00; H. B. Dickson, Nickol
store, $1400; Mrs. Tj. Xjeinontl, millinory,
$200; Johnson <fc Elbert building, $500; ad-
joining house, saddlery and harness, Fred
Ripp's, $3000: insurance on building in the
Sun Mutual, $350; on stock in tho l'hamix of
Brooklyn, $400; in the Altai, $500; inthe Amer-
ican Fire, $1000, Goods saved, but badly
jjatnaged. Mrs. Lockridgo, millinery, loss
$200; some goods saved.
Jutlgo T. W. Sim*.
Msxia, Tex., Aug. 6.-Judgo T. W. Sims of
Cotton Gin died vory suddenly last night. Ho
batlo his wife good night, turned over and
died in a moment or two. Heart disease is
supposed to bo the cause.
Mrs. Anna Harrison.
CLKiimmE, Tex., Aug. 6,—Mrs. Anna Garri-
son, aged about 60 years, died yesterday.
SnEi'HKRD, Tex., Aug. 6.—Crops in this soc-
tion are fine. A largo corn crop has been
matlo and cotton promises to bu as good, if
not I tetter, than last year.
There is a camp meeting now in progress at
Cold Springs which is being largoly attended
from ail parts of this couuty,
Professor Hand Elected.
1M i i.ao, Tex., Aug. 0.—Professor John T.
Hand was to-night elected superintendent of
the Oak Cliff public suhools. Suiary, $1500 a
w. C. Loiirti, Leosburg, Ala., writesi My
little I' , ion months ohT, was almost dying
front teething, gnvo It Dr. Biggors'Huckio-
berry Cordial, Tito happiest result XollowaiL
livery home should have it.
The Union l'aulltc's Finances.
Nkw Yokk, Aug. 6.—[Special]—1Thero was
considerable talk yosterday about the Union
Pacific having trouble with its floating in-
debtodnos. Tho report was that tho company
had not boon ablo to sell its now collateral
trust bonds and so had been borrowing money
on them aud some of the loans had been called
it was said. A mooting of the executive eoin-
mitteo of tho company in Prosidont Dillon's
office yesterday lent color to tho story. Direc-
tors Atkius and Dexter came over from Bos-
ton on purpose to attend the meeting, and it
is said that the floating debt was discussed.
I'residcnt Dillon saitl to a reporter:
"Loans have been called to bo sure,
but wo havo already plenty of
money on hand to meet thorn. Auditor
Brown at Omaha informs mo that lie has sent
to the office at Bostou earnings amounting to
$1,300/100 for the month of July. For August
I presume that they will amount to $1,500,000.
So you sue we are not suffering for want of
Mr. Dillon would not say how extensive the
loans wero that had been called. But tho com-
pany was never in better condition, ho said,
so far as tho operation was concerned. "Ex-
penses have boon cut down to tho lowest
notch Binee I took charge, and tho not rotums
aro fur bottor than a year ago."
Union Pacific In Wall Street,
Nkw Youk, Aug. C,—[Special]—The Post
says: To-day's flood of sensational rumors in
connection with the Union Pacific illustrates
tho striking difference betwoen unfavorable
incidents narrated as mere news and tho same
stories iu tho hands of bear manipulators. It
was known a month ago that the Union Paoifio
company was meeting with some difficulty in
raising tho money for its usual outside ex-
penses. In common with a dozen other groat
railway corporations, this company, in mak-
ing its plans for this summer's llnnneloring,
found tho bond market shut to it. Its exten-
sions and improvements had necessarily been
in progress, aud had to bo paid for. Of course
this meant an eiilargumcut of tho floating
debt, precisely as it did with the St Paul.;
Tho time money market, for reanons appar-
ent to everybody, was troublesome to handle.
Some of tliu strongest borrowers havo hud to
oautoot UiomssUos reoeutU with short tuna
The loans of tho company falling due from
time to time ha*u been taken caro of
uu<l collaterals held against tlie remaining
obligations have strengthened thereby. The
floating debt has been reduced over $2,000,000
since the prescpt administration took hold.
The prospects for earnings are very good and
tho Lnion Pacific should benefit largoly by
tho enormous crop movement during the bill
anco of tho year.
Condition of th. Donvor anil Gulf.
Dksvfm, Col., Aug. 6.—Tlie annual report
of tho Denver ami tiilif railroad to December
31,1891, was filed in the recordor's office yes-
terday by G. M. Dodge, presidont. It gives
the following statement of the road's financial
condition: Capitalstock, $:Ki,000,000, of winch
$31,313,847 htui been actually paid in.
Tiie management of existing funded dobts
including first mortgage bonds are $22,033,000,
less bonds owned by tho company and bontls
iu trust amounting to $1,418,000, leaving $2u.-
U15,nJ0. Tlit. company holds in tlie treasury
$3,400,800 above the actual amount of the capi-
tal stock paid in and $7,7ti«i,000 capital stock
of tho Fort Worth arid Denver City railway.
The Jacksouvllle .Southern KUes tlie Alton.
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 0.—It is claimed that
tho Jacksonville Southeastern lino, tho St.
Louis connection of the Atchison, is stocking
tho brokers' office* of St. Louis with choap
Grand Army tickets, issued in such a way that
they are good for tho going passage and a stop
ovor until August 18. Tho Chicago and Alton
proposes retaliation on dates between Chicago
uud Kansas City.
Tlie Texas Trunk Case.
KArrwAN, Tex., Aug. Mr. W. H. II.
Smith, assistant attorney general, is hero
looking after mattors connected with tho ai>-
j lication for a receiver of tho Texas Trunk
railroad. The application will bo heard by
Judge Rainey next Saturday at Dallas by con-
aout of parties instead of \\ axahachio.
Huntsvti.ms, Tex., Aug. 0.—A telegram re-
ceived by the Item from Mr. W. W. Adlckos
at Austin states that on a hearing of tho facts
tho railway commission promptly relieved
Iluntsville of tho extra 10 per cent chargo for
tho haul over theHuntavilfe branch. Tho fact
was tho cause of much elation hero.
A Ni'\v Hill of LndJiiK.
Nkw y OBK, Autf. 6.—A meeting of the sub-
connnittue of joiut freight am nU of trunk
lines was held in this city to-dny to fix ui>on a
through export hill of lading from interior
mints in the United States to Europe. Notli-
ntf dofinite was determined upon.
Htrlko to l!t> ltoni*\ved.
Atlanta, (Ja., Aug. 0.—Engineers on tho
Marietta and North Georgia railway claim
that Manager Glover has uot carried out tho
recent agreeinont, and tho striko will bo ro-
Trnvclinjj Auditor Spanglor of tho Southern
Pacific was here yesterday.
Colonel W. K. McDonald, commercial
agent of tho Aransas I'ass, paid Houston a
Mr. L. li. Wallaoa, chief clerk of tho nas-
senger department of tho Santa Fo, went up
to Houston yesterday.
The outgoing trains last night wero filled
with homeward bound delegates who had
been attending the Knights of Honor meet-
Mr. H, G. Thompson, general passenger
agent, of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fo
railway, has gono on a summer jaunt to Vir-
A new locomotive whieh attracts considera-
ble notice it* being tested on tho Troy and
Kchuuoctady branch of the New York Central.
It was buiit ut the Schenectady looomotivo
works for the Southern Paeific, and is a com-
pound enginr. working ovor again the steam
once unci!. The cyliudor on one side is much
larger than tho one on the other, Tho Sehen-
octady company has tnadosoveral locomotives
of this class for tho Miehican Central. A
large saving in fuel is said to bo gainod by the
uso of tin* eti iw of euitm*
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 6.—Tlie closing day
of tho twenty-fifth annual encampment of tho
G. A. R. opened as bright and balmy as tho
day of the reunion. To-day closes the busi-
ness sessions of tho order, but even now tho
veterans are fast leaving the city. In has been
indeed a weok of reunions. No less than
eight national organizations aro in session or
have adjourned, and tho encampfhent, in its
many iuuovatic has certainly beeYi a greater
success than any which have preceded it.
Some sensation has been created by the ad-
dross of tho president of tho national associa-
tion of tho union concerning ex-prisoners of
war. E. H. Williams of Indiana, referring to
the treatment accordcd tho ox-prisoners pres-
"In view of tho great and peculiar hardships
and suffering endured as prisonere wo believo
special compensation is due us. Many when
captured were robbed of what little earnings
they had saved from the small compensation
allowed by the government, as woll as other
valuables taken from them. Many were held
for long months after their term of service had
expired, while others were compelled to ex-
pend their own means in order to get home
after their release. All of which ought to be
valid claims against the government. For a
number of years bills have been presented to
congress looking to such measures as we felt
were duo us. But so far all of our appeals
havo availed ua nothing. It would
seem that suffering and death
of 47,000 of our comrades who aro buried
around southern prinons Mhould ever be kept
sacrod in memory of what they have suffered
for their country, for by tho sacrifice of such
men civilization survives. Around the names
of Andersonvillo, Florence and other prisons
will ever linger the memory of the misery nnd
suffering which has uo parallel in history. Vet
for twenty-five years our government has
never so much as given us a vote of thanks for
sacrifices made.** This portion of the presi-
dent's address was formally approved by tho
Among the reports of committees made was
one embodying a bdl to be presented at the
next session of congress in behalf of the sol-
diers who wero in prison for a period of not
less than sixty days or more, providing that
they shall receive $2 for every day of their
confinement from tho government.
Tho society known as "Comrades of tho
Battlefield," which includes both tho blue and
tho gray, met and effected a natioual organi
zation by tho election of the following officers
Major general, George E. Da It on of St. Louis
lieutenant general, Leads Allen of Battlo
Creek, Mich.; register general, Thomas Teak
of St. Louis; quartermaster general, J. B.
Moore of Washington; judge advocate, James
Shively Anderson of Ohio; surgeon general
Dr. D. H. Briggs of Battle Creek, Mich.
Executive council: (V-lonel E. T. Lee, Dr.
D. H. Briggs, Eugeno I'ayne of Iowa, John
M. Heuncsa of Ohio, Robert S. Gibcrson of
Illinois and S. J. Murphy of Illinois.
The order only admits those to membership
who have been under fire of tho enemy not
less than ninty days or wounded and disabled
from further service. A constitution and by-
laws was adopted. Tho association holds its
next annual meeting in Chicago.
The Sixteenth annual reunion of tho United
States veteran nignal corps uhowed a member-
ship of 512. At tho business session the re-
ports of officers and committees were received
and ne%» officers and committees elected. Tho
latter coinmittoo raised $1UOO by subscriptions
from those present toward erecting a monu-
ment to United States veterans of tlie signal
The Indies of the Grand Anny of tho Repub-
lic havo held a very successful meeting. The
order is purely a charitable and social insti-
tution and was called into oxistenco for the
purpose of takiug into a benevolent work-
ing patriotic association all members of
the soldiers' families. While the Grand
Array of tho Republic excludes women,
and tho woman's reliof corps
excludes men. the ladies of tho Grand Army
of tho Republic mako both eligible, admit-
ting a soldier' mother, widow, wife aud sister
or daughter, and all soldiers and marines. Its
l>opularity is attested by its growth. This is
the fifth year of its national organization. Its
total membership is betweon 15,000 and 20,-
000, and the president states that 280 new
circles havo been chartered during the past
year. Its object is very broad, being simply
to render protection and aid to all soldiers,
their widows and orphans, and to seo that no
one who has served nis country in its hour of
need shall be an inmate of tho poorhouse. Its
revenue is derived from its dues, donations
and the proceeds of entertainments.
Dr. George W. Bryant, colored ex-soldier,
from Chicago is in tho city soliciting sub-
scriptions for the erection of a monument to
the colored soldiers in Jackson park, Chicago,
before tho world's fair. An association for
that purpose has been organized at Spring-
field, III., with Senator Cullum, Governor
Fifer and a banker of that city, Sain Jones, as
trustees of funds. It is intended to raiso $150,-
000, and alnnft $54,000 has been secured so far.
Tho monument as designed mill Iw 105 feet
high and will consist of a granite shaft sur-
mount ed by a statue of Captain Cailloux, a
colored officer who was killed at Port Hudson,
Around the baso will bo eight bronze statues
of abolition and war heroes, including Lin-
coln, Lovejoy, John Brown and others.
The following resolution was introducod and
carried unanimously nt tho Michigan re-uuion
of Mexican war veterans:
"That an effort bo made by officers to invite
surviving veterans of Mexico to meet tho
American survivors of tho Mexican war at the
next general encampment at Washington nnd
that congress bo asked for an appropriation
Immediately after tho meeting of the en-
campment this morning tho election of com
maudor-m-chief was declared tho first busi-
ness. There were four candidates: John
aimer of Albany, N. Y. j A. G. Weissert of
Milwaukee, Wis.; W. P. Hmodbury of Cali-
fornia, nnd S. H. Hurst of Ohio. Benjamin
Bryant of Wisconsin placed Weissort in
nomination in an eloquent st>eech. Just bo-
fore the ballot opened S. II. Hurst, Ohio's
candidnte, asked for recognition and said that
as it had been conceded for years that when-
ever tho great stato of New York bocame
unitod on a candidate, the stato which gave
more men to tho great army of tho union
than any other state, should be entitled to the
commander-in-chief. New York was now
united on a candidate, and he desired to with-
draw in favor of Palmer of New York. The
election was by a secret ballot, a vory slow and
tedious process. Palmer was elected on the
Captain John Palmer, tho new commander-
in-chief, was born on Statyn island March 22,
lMi2, and has a splendid war record, lie en-
listed in the Ninety-first New York volunteers,
September 1, lMtil, nnd was constantly with
that regiment until it was mustered out, July
'A. 1805, taking part in all its engagements.
He was seriously injured at the battlo of Fivo
Forks, in the combined chargo of cavalry and
infantry. Since tho war he has been engaged
in tho fresco painting and dccoratiug busi-
ness at Albany, N. Y., and had tho contract
for all the decorating on tho now stato capi-
As a member of tho Grand Army of the Re-
public ho was for several terms commander of
New Bonedict post, No. 6, was elected com-
mander of tlie Nww York department and in
1879 was elected senior vice commandur-in-
chief, all of which important positions ho
filled with credit.
Ho is snid to be a forcible speaker, a model
presiding otlleer at department and national
conventions, and has frequently been placed
nt the houd of important committees by both
state and national encampments.
Fur senior vice gouiuiauder-m-ohief llenrjr
Used in Millions of Homes—40 Years the Standard.
Bufiold of Michigan was chosen by acclama-
T. S. Clarkson of Nebraska was eloctod
junior vico commander-in-chief.
For chaptain S. B. Payne of Florida was
Surgeon General Benjamin T. Stevenson of
Connecticut was re-elected by acclamation.
Post Commander-in-Chief William Warner,
chairman of the committee on the address of
the commander-in-chief, reported resolutions,
which wero adopted, petitioning congress for
legislation providing for the custody and caro
of the Mount McGregor cottage and for an
amendment to the Revised Statutes providing
explicitly that preference be given old soldiegs
in government appointments and employ-
Tho vexed race problem camo up in tho
encampment this afternoon and was effective-
ly settled for all time. Tho special champion
of the nogro cause was ox-Cougressman Will-
iam Warner of Missouri, past commander-in-
chief, and ho is to-night receiving the tribute
of the colored veterans, whose cause he so elo-
quently espoused. The matCer came before
tne convention, when Warner, as chairman of
tho committee on tho commander-in-chief's
recommendations, presented tho following re-
"Your committee has care fully considered the
frank statements of the commander-in-chief
regardingthe difficulties existing between posts
in tho departments of Louisiana and Mis-
sissippi. Tho committee has also considered
all the documents submitted to it and tho
argument made before it as to the causes lead-
ing to tho existing troubles in those depart-
ments. The old post froms one to eight in-
clusive, in the departments of Louisiana and
Mississippi, aro composed of white comrades.
The uew post from nine to seventeen inclusive
are composed of colored comrades. The con-
tention is that tho latter posts arc tainted with
fraud in their organization."
Here the report quotes freely from tho
commander-in-chief's statements of conten-
tion- <>i the two Bides and concludes:
4*Tho remedy proposed of a separate depart-
ment of concurrent jurisdiction for colored
veterans invokes an amendment to our rules
and regulations. The committee is informed
that the requisite number of tho presentation
of this notice has been given, and therefore it
is properly before tho encampment for its
action. This organization, the Grand Army
of the Republic, from its birth at Decatur,
III., in I860, t<» this, its silver encampment, has
never turned from its posts' doors any deserv-
ing comrades, however humble, on account of
his nationality, creed or color. The only
aualilication for membership is houorabio
iseharge from tho United States army,
navy or marine corps from '<31
to '65, ns evidence that I10
aided in maintaining tho honor, integrity and
supremacy of the national government during
the rebellion, providing always that the ap-
plicant has done nothing in civil life to cast a
stain on his honorable record in liberty's
cause. During that tierce struggle for the lifo
of the nation we stood shoulder to shoulder ns
comrades tried and true. It is too late now to
divide on tho color line. The man who was good
enough to stand between the fiag and thone
who would destroy it whon tho fate of the na-
tion was trembling in the balance is good
enough to be a comrade in any depart-
ment of tho Grand Army of tho Repub-
lic. No different rule has been,
or ever shall be recognized by tho survivors
of the union army and navy. No department
should bo established for any color or nation-
"In the opinion of your committee, tho fact
that the departments of Louisiana aud Mis-
sibsippi consists of podts,-]>art of which »ro
composed of white comrades, others of col.
ored comrades, is no sufficient reason for
making this radical change in our rules and
regulations. Our fraternity, charity and loy
alty should be witnessed by our deeds as well
as our words. Tho recommendations of the
commander-in-chief are based upon the fact
that beven of tho colored posts of the de-
partment of Louisiana and Mississippi
petitioned for a separate department. Com-
rades representing part of their post appeared
before the committee and claimed in argu-
ment that it was their ynderstanding and
that of many others of their colored comrades
that they wero only petitioning for a depart-
ment to be created in the state of Louisiana
the same as in other states, in which depart-
ment all comrades, whito and black, should
bo oqually entitled to membership, and,
further, that they and those represented by
thein are opposed to the creation of a separate
department. In view of the facts submitted
to your committee it is of the opinion that it
would be expedient to place authority with
commander-iu-chief to organizo new or pro-
visional departments in which there aro or-
William Warner, John P. Rae, Lucius Fair-
child, Henry Painter.
The following minority report was sub-
mitted on tho report:
I concur in the recommendations contained
in the address of tho commander in chief in
reference to tho difficulties existing in tho de-
partments of Lnuisiaua and Mississippi and
therefore recommend the adoption of the fol-
Resolved, that the rules and regulations be
so changcd as to authorize the commander-in-
chief toorgauiztf departments of tho G. A. It.
in departments not existing whenever satis-
fled upon proper representation that they may
bo organized without detriment tothoG. A. it.
or any department organization existing in
tho slates embraced tliorein.
"W. S. Dicker."
W. S. Dockor of Colorado dofended his
"I believe," said he. "that every colored sol-
dier has tho right to all tho privileges that are
accorded to every white soldier iu tho G. A. It.
This is not drawing tho color line. Comrades,
1 served with a colored regiment, and I want
to say to you that no comriwlo of tho G.
A. It. will go further than I will
in extending tho hand of fratern-
ity aud charity to tho colored
soldiers. Thero arc representatives 011 this
floor to-day that went thero ten, twelve or
fourteen or more years ago and established
tho Grand Army of tho Republic in tho midst
of rebels. As there is a difficulty existing
odwn there we may say to tho colored com-
rades: 4You havo your colored churches, you
have your colored orders of tho Masonic fra-
ternity, you have your colored associations in
other respects.' [IHsses.]
"I move if there be more hissing in tho gal-
leries they be cleared," said OTJonnell of
Illinois. "I am opposed to this minority re-
port, but I insist that wo have fair play."
"If there is any inoro of that from the gal-
lerios they will be cleared," said the presiding
"Now," resumed Mr. Dockor, "if we do not
settle this question now, it will bo here a year
from now and it will bo horo continually until
it is settled according to tho condition of af-
fairs as we find them in Louisiana, Missis-
sippi, South Carolina and other southern
states. Let us say to tho commander-in-chief
as my report which I havo offered here says:
"Go down thero as a truo, honest, conscien-
tious G. A. R. man, look over tho gound nnd
sec whether these colored comrades and white
comrades can live together."
"If they can live together in different posts
of tho south, for God's sake keep them to-
gether ; but if they can not, devise some means
by which the colored nion who fought for the
union can come in and have all the privileges.
"Comrades," said Mayor Warner, "when
these black men or whito men or whatover
color or nationality they may havo been
shouldered muskets in defense of tho union, it
was not a question of otiquotte or of
socialibility, but it was a ques-
und of patriotism and loyalty
(applause). The black inen fought for tho
flag that nevor up to that time had protected
hun iu auything but bondage. Uiwluuao.]
to go 9
lured ^ 4
This organization had better bury the oJ
flag, comrades had better tear the buttoi.
from their breast*, tliau now as our heads
aro silvering o'er with tho frost of years
back on the principles for which wo
Comrades Johnson, a colored member
Washington, and Ritchie, anothor colored
member, Past Commander-in-Chief Fairchild
of Wisconsin and Northcott of Virginia spoke
in favor of tho majority report.
Mr. Graham of Louisiana recountod some
of the trouble of his department. He said
that no oolorod i>ost had been recognised until
recently, when tho charters were granted by
tho department commander, who bocams
offended because members of the ordei
refused to attend the funeral 01
Jefferson Davis, that several hundred meq
had been admitted within a few days and the
time w as too short to make any examination
into their military record or character.
By a viva voce vote tho majority report was
finally overwhelmingly adopted.
Tho Ludies of tlie G. A. R.
Detboit, Mich., August 6.—Tho fifth na-
tional convention of ladies of the G. A. R.
to-day received tho fraternal greetings of the
G. A. R. encampment, and elected their
officers for the coming year as follows:
National president, Mrs. M. J. Cart led go, Kan-
sas; senior vice, Mrs. Alice Bishop of Massa-
chusetts; junior vice, Mrs. Nettie Sanford
Chapin of Iowa; treasurer, Mrs. Anna Grubb.
New Jersey; chapluin, Mrs. Alonzo Pago of
[No matter accepted for this column that «feos
not boar tho signature of a monihur of tho Sher-
iffs' association of Texas.]
[Tho attention of sheriffs and others entitled to
tho use of thi§ dopHrtiuont of The News i« called
to the fact thut 110 notice or communication call-
Injj for tho arrest of a jierson or person* by namn
or d<>scription will be published unless such notice
or communication states that tho party whoso
uame is si^nod to same holds a warrant of arrest
uqalnst said person or persons for tlvo offense
with which thoy may be charged. No exceptious
will in any instance bo mad* t* this rds.-^Iui
Houston, Tex., Aug. 6.—Who wants a maa
of tho following description: About G feci
high, weight about 100 pounds, sandy com-
plected, no beard, light hair, blue eyes. I bold
him on charge of theft of diamonds. George
Ellis, sheriff Harris county.
Taken up Sunday morning, one sorrel mare,
G or 7 years old, branded ana counter-branded
A U on bhoulder and thigh. Address Phil M.
Heifrich, constable, Hockley, Tex., or George
Ellis, sheriff Harris county.
Giddinob, Tex., Aug. 0.—Strayed or stolen,
one brown mare mule, 8 years old, IB hands
high, branded AF, connected, with half circle
above. Will pay $10 for her recovery. Ad-
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A Missing Official.
Pecos Crt-y, Tex., Aug. 0.—For soveral days
it has been rumored that the deputy tax
collector had disappeared and was short
in his accounts. He was searched for but is
not to be found.
Tho collector's books have been examined,
but the exact amount of shortage, if any. can
not be ascertained until klie comptroller is
heard from. No blame is attachod to Sheriff
I. and G. N. Inquiry.
Sunday's News will contain in full tho argu-
ments of tho attorneys filed with tho legisla-
tive committee appointed to investigate tho
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