The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 51, No. 99, Ed. 1 Friday, July 1, 1892 Page: 4 of 8
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THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS. FRIDAY, JULY 1. 1891
a. h. bfilo & co., Publishers
Office of Publication, Not. 2108 and 2110 Me-
chanic Street, Qalveston.
Entered at the Po§toffice at GaWestou at seoond
FRIDAY. JULY 1, 1892.
ACCOMMODATING TO THE PUBLIC.
It is not generally known, but a fact neverthe-
less, that were it not for The News special train
operating between Galveston and Houston, de-
parting at 1.45 a.m., mail matter for points on
the Texas and New Orleans railway and eastern
points, for the Houston and Te.cas Central rail-
tea]/, the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio
railway and for the Houston East and West Texas
railway, as well as passengers for the same routes,
would of necessity fail to connect at Houston, ex-
cept by leaving on the night trains.
The morning International and Great Northern
Houston train does not arrive at destination until
10.40 a. m„ and the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe
morning tram is scheduled to arrive in Houston
at 9.40 a. m. Thus the Houston and Texas Central
northbound, leaving Houston at 8 a.m., the Gal-
veston, Harrisburg and San Antonio west-
bound at 7.02 a. m., the Texas and New
Orleans eastbound at 5.50 a. in., and the
Houston East and West Texas at 8.30 a. in., de-
part prior to the arrival of the regular trains
from Galveston, and connection can only be made
therewith by utilizing The News special which
arrives at the Grand Central depot in Houston at
6.35 a. in.
Therefore, due to the enterprise of The News,
mail matter for points on the lines enumerated,
deposited in the Galveston postofflce after 7.45 p.
tn„ is dispatched by The News special and
I .; reaches destination twelve hours earlier than were
this train not in operation. Furthermore, pas-
sengers wishing to go to Beaumont, Orange, Hemp-
stead, Navasota, Hryan, Eagle Lake, Columbus,
or other points contiguous to Galveston on the
railways specified, by utilizing The News special
ran transact their business and return home the
same day, otherwise they would necessarily be
absent from home a night and a day.
THE NEWS' TRAVELING AGENTS.
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A. Sloan, C. H. Cox,>V. W. Norvell and Walter
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Galveston, Tex., June 13,1802.
of any greedy office hunter. He is above any
scheme. The country know* him. He dares
to tell the truth.
Senator Hii.l seems to be npending most
of his time holding his peace.
There are two sides to every question, but
there is no use trying to get on both of them
at the samo time.
THIRD PARI Y S: HOOL PLANK.
The people's party free schools plank is as
Sec. 2. We favor an effective system of public
schools for six months in the year for all chil-
dren between the ages of G and 20. Wo demand
the adoption of a uniform series of text-books
for the public schools of this state, and that they
be published at the expense of the state, which
shall bo furnished to the children in the schools
The demand for an effective system of pub-
lic schools for a period of six months in the
year is the expression of an almost universal
sentiment. It is generally conceded that a
shorter period is insufficient, and gradually,
as more of the school fund becomosavailablo,
the term is being oxtended. In viow
of the .Tester amendmont transferring 1 per
cent per annum from the permanent to tho
available school funtl and with closer economy
it is reasonable to expect that the desirod end
will be accomplished within a few years with-
out increasing taxation. The scholastic age,
from <> to 20, suggested in this plank is longer
than is necessary and if put into eifect would
operate as a hindrance to the six months'
term for the reason that the schools now re-
ceive a considerable supplementary income
from tho tuition fees of those over and under
the present scholastic ago which would be
almost entirely cut off under the extended
ago. From 8 to lii is sufficient for ample edu-
cation under the common school system. If tho
average pupil faithfully attends school during
. that period he must completo the common
school requirements and bo ready for business
or for collegiate education as further provided
by th i state without cost of tuition. To ex-
f hnH the age might encourage negligence on
•'too part of parents who would foel that one
or two years missed could be afterward recov-
ered. The demand for a uniform system of
text books is likewise almost unlvorsa'. Uni-
formity under cortam limitations is desirable
for reasons too apparent to need enumeration.
The prime object of uniformity is economy.
Pupils transferred from one school to
another are generally required to pur-
chase new books, because of different texts,
and a ohange of teachers often entails
a change of books. There are many objec-
tions to uniformity, but if the system be
judiciously and intelligently directed the bal-
ance of benefits is manifest. There is, how-
ever, one serious objection to uniformity that
would include ttie city schools. Tho city
■chools are all under intelligent direction with
uniform text books in each and have no nood
whatever for other supervision. Tho city
systems are wholly independent of one another
and the arguments of economy to prevont
changes in the cases of transferred pupils and
Y'hanging teachers are of no force. The ob-
J|ections to city uniformity are chiefly nega-
tive, but none the less potent. It would be a
needless harassment and a repudiation
of the autonomy and intelligence of the city
systems already largely segregated for good
reasons from the state systems at large. In
short it is useless to provide uniformity for
the city systems because they are already uni-
form. The demand for state publication of
text books to be furnished to the pupils at
cost is not inconsistent with the theory of free
schools, but it is nevertheless unwise. The
project would require an enormous capital,
which the state could only provide by taxation
and it would effectually cut off improved text
books, which are quite as important in the prog-
ess of education as improved methods in any-
other department of civilization. The state
having once secured the copyright and platos
of a series of books could not afford to abundon
them as rapidly as new ideas might bo devel-
oped and new systems of instruction inaugu-
rated. If so the losseB entailed would neces-
sarily go into the cost of the new books and
consequently increase thoir price. If it can
bo demonstrated that books are not sold as
cheaply as they should be it would be tho
wiser plan for the stato to purchaso the
books from regular publishers and sell
to pupils at cost, but this would
be open to many objections, such as
possible jobs and expensive bureaus of distri-
bution. The whole plan \>f state publication
or state purchase is subject to serious compli-
cations and abuses, not to mention the tax-
aequited capital necessary to do the business.
The least objectionable plan, and ono quite
sufficient for practical results, is for the state
to make agreements with publishers upon the
adoption of a given series for a stipulated re-
tail price and leave the details of distribution
and agencies to the publishers and the
Mb. Cliveland is a patriot who does not
forget his official oath and duty in the interest
When duly administered by the courts the
law is a remedy, when taken in hand by tho
mob it is a disease.
The News never hesitates to say everything
possible to encourage enterprise and develop-
ment in Texas. The material interests of all
the people aro of more importance than tho
political fortune of any politician or set of
politicians. Of course the politicians do not
agree with The News in this opinion.
Let tho judges speak out and demand such
legislation as is needed to secure a fair en-
forcement of tho criminal laws. They are
citizons and have families and interests that
nood protection liko the rest; besides, the ex-
perience they liavo had ought certainly to
enable them to suggest some much needed
remedies and preventives.
People are going to judge you according to
All that some people have left is a full set of
Public opinion is sometimes a very wild
Tho man who persistently refuses to let en-
terprising friends make some money out of
him is utterly heartless.
The devil keeps man under his thumb and
plays him with all of his fingers.
Tho rub is all right if you will just let it
make you bright.
You differ "with" another in opinion and
"from" another in appearance, so it must
be prpper to say that you differ from the
numbskull who has no mind of his own.
This is the festering season during which the
mouth of the tough should be well filled with
There may be room at tho top, but you must
start at the bottom to find it.
Most people considor doath a very solemn
thing and life a frolic.
If you wish to succeed in this ago of vigor
and competition, you must rise in time to en-
joy tho grand opera of tho poultry yard and
tho melodious competitive concert of tho horse
lot and the cow pen.
THE STATE PRESS.
What the Papers Throughout the Stato Are
The Austin Statesman says:
Two of the colored brethren who wore dele-
gates to the republican convontion are now
"doing time" in at; Indiana prison. They tried
to "beat" their way home, the conductor tried
to put them off the train, they resisted savagely
and were afterward convicted of murderous
Children at nioals should attond strictly to
business and not talk and laugh. The Deni-
son Herald says i
George Myers, tho 10-year-old son of Mrs.
Ed Myers was chawing a piece of moat when
his smaller brother did something that caused
tieorge to laugh heartily. The meat lodged
in his windpipe. He turned black in the face
and could neither swallow or spit out tho
meat. A physician was summoned and finally
succeeded in extricating it. Had it not been
for the timely arrival of medical aid no doubt
tho youngster would have been strangled to
The Port Worth Gazette continues to carp
at the nomination of Clovelnnd and the demo-
The city .of Brenham is religious. Tho
Herald says "Brenham has a religious 'shiner,'
or bootblack, who sayB he would rather go to
Sunday school than go a fishing on Sundays."
A circus would strain his faith, and passing a
watermelon patch at night might snap it.
The Velasco World says:
Colonel Wm. Storctt did some splendid work
for The Galvkston News at the Chicago con-
vention As long as the juries of Texas al-
low themselves to be cajoled and persuaded
into freeing criminals on legal technicalities
just so long will the laws of tho land be vio-
lated. Texas needs a reign, as well as a rein
of hemp, and the sooner the juries of the state
apply the romedy tho better it will be for us.
Velasco has -12 white children within the
The Times-Herald says:
The "white" republicans of Dallas have
postponed ratifying the nominations of Har-
rison and Reid. The black and tan wing with
white ornaments did not postpone. They did
not have a crowd and it would not look well
for just tho officeholders to ratify.
The Express says:
If Bexar county and southwest Texas ex-
IKjet to be represented at the world's fair they
must come to the front. There is no time to
bo lost—The S, I). A. Duncan nominated
by the third party to be land com-
missioner is not "Scum" Duncan of
Tyler- Ho knows more and does not talk
so much It is remarked that while Mr.
Watterson is not satisfied with the Chicago
ticket it will save him the trouble of any fur-
ther flopping, which is good for him. He is
growing aged, is Henry, and gymnastics do
not agree with him
Texas Sittings says:
Paradoxical but true—When n carpenter
goes on a strike he doesn't use Ins hammer.
Tho toiler of a morning newspaper is well up
in the mysteries of tho knights of labor. Some
one says that liquor strengthens the voice.
Tikis is a mistake; it only makes the breath
strong. When you see a woman meekly obey
her husband you can be sure of ono of two
things—she is either afraid of him or is work-
ing him for a now bonnet. A sick man never
makes fun of a doctor. The independent man
is often in dependent circumstances. The
man who couldn't fill tho office better than
the man appointed has yet to be born in this
great republic. Doctors have no ill words to
say against baseball or rink skating. Wise
men do not denounce tkeir best friends.
There are papers printed in English, Span-
ish, German and Bohemian in Texas, and an
exchange wonders why there is none in
Hebrew, as there are many people in Texas
who read that language. An admirer of tho
Books aro being written in the ancient lan-
guage of the Biblo to-day as they never were
before, and they include philosophical, poeti-
cal, historical and scientific works as well as a
goodly number of novelB. A great many mas-
terpieces of modem authors iiave hoen trans-
lated into Hebrew. There are a number of
newspapers, weeklies and monthlies, in that
The Mason Herald is still another of the
constantly increasing list of Texas papers. It
sounds no tocsin of war, but says:
It comes not as a rival to break down others,
but as a privato business venturo seeking by
its own merits to secure a place in the confi-
dence of the iKSoplc. The mission of the Her-
ald will be to give its readers all the local,
stato and other news of interest to the public
and to put forth every eti'rot for tho advance-
ment and welfare of Mason and Mason
Mrs. M. A. Vaughn tells the readers of the
Herald of life in the higher latitudes cf New
Mexico. Living at an altitude of several
thousand foot, beats "high life above stairs"
in the play. Snow on the mountains and
white frosts in tho valleys in June. She says
Pueblo is the cleanest and most beautiful
city I ever saw. At Charna they have a nice
Methodist church and parsonage, preaching
every Sunday and prayer meeting evory Wed-
The people are industrious and inonoy-mak-
ing, no loafing here, all have work and go
about it with a will. There is a vast amount
of business transacted here. We have two
daily trains besides an occasional special.
The Chama river is as large as the San Saba,
but it has a greater fall and is consequently a
swifter stream. Its murmer lulls me to sloop
every night and such sound, refreshing sleep
as I never experienced elsewhere.
The old fogies of the Texas press are being
crowded out by the rising generation. Tho
Mason County Herald says:'
Last Saturday while in Llano we called at
the Times office, and seoing two modest, unso-
phistocated looking youths at the cases, we
made bold to ask if tho editor was in. After
eyeing us carefully and being convinced that
wo wero not on the warpath, that wo had no
spring poetry to inflict upon a suffering pub-
lie, they gravely introduced thomsolves as
Messrs. Boynton & McDougal, editors and pro-
prietors of the Llano Daily and Weakly Times.
Judge of our surprise when we sav that wo ex-
pected to find an old experienced newspaper
man, with spectacles and a large prairie spot
on the dome of his intellectual habitation, oc-
cupying the Times' editorial chair. But in-
stead thereof we ttud two bright young men
at tho helm, whoso pointed paragraplm and
witty editorials would fitly adorn tho columns
of our best dailies, and whose pluck and in-
dustry have placed them well up in tho front
rank of Texas journalism.
These young men and thoir pnper are a little
in advance of the town, but tho latter is uoted
for its progress. The Mason editor says:
A man who is skeptical as to the "solidar-
ity" of Llano's growth and the great future
before her has only to go there and spend a
day with his eyes opon, and then if ho doesn't
give m and boeome a convert to the modern
idea ho should bo written down us a back
number and too far out of date to be classed
even with Rev. Jasper, the noted colored
preacher of Richmond, who contends that the
sun "do move,"while tho earth stands still.
The Emma News says, alluding to the
case in which a criminal was discharged be-
eauso the county attorney failed to ask wit-
nesses if a forged check was issued without
the consent of the firm whose name was
The juries of your country, Texans, and
not your state's attorneys, nor the lawyers,
are to blame for the escape from justice of
your law breakers. Ill Crosby county this is
the case to a limited degree. But a good rea-
son for tho escape of defendants in Crosby
county, additional to the above, is tho follow-
ing good one, namely: Your county attor-
ney, no matter who he is, is not
paid for his services as he shou'd
be, and he is also subjected to the
most unmerciful ridicule and abuse, which
disgusts competent inon. That is why the in-
cumbent is compelled to work for a living in
some other profession, and henoo whori he has
a case ho has no time to spare Irom his ordi
nary work to prepare himself for a trial likely
to amount to nothing excopt aggravation and
loss to him. Give your county attorney a
reasonable compensation and encourage and
sustain him, instead of treating him as an
enemy, and he will give you good and sub-
stantial service. In a case whore the lawyer
for the defendant gets $25 to $50 and the coun-
ty attorney nothing without conviction, with a
hung jury or acquittal almost a certainty, no
county attorney is likely to go wild on behalf
of the state.
If ignorance of the law is no excuse for
others it is hardly one for those who profess
to have studied it and assumo to expound it to
juries. Tho word ignoramus sometimes in-
dorsed on bills of indictment iB often appli-
cable to young men who undertake to act as
Danoing, Horse Itacing and General Fes-
tivity the Order.
Timplb, Tex., June 30.—Temple celebrated
its birthday yesterday.
It was understood tl\at Kellar's grove would
be oneu to tlie public. Accordingly thousands
of people poured in from tho country to boo
and to hear what was going on.
Tho beautiful grounds were flll«d with vehi-
cles of all kinds. Refreshment stands mado
money; boys played the irresistible baseball; a
small band struck up lively music and young
men and maidens wero happy in the dance;
and last of all throe speeches wero mado by
Mr. Barber satisfied the third party men
that the country was in a deplorable state,
and that there was a safe and speedy cure.
Willie Hair of Galveston made a telling
speoch in favor of democracy, and Mr. C.
Rafin of Belton made an earnest response.
The raco track was the attraction of the
The fivst race was milo heats for tho best
two in three. Won by Greyhound, owned by
J. B. Waters. Grsyhound, One-eyed Jack and
Dan D. were in the race.
The next race was a half-mile dash. Won
by John Hock.
Considerable interest is shown in Temple's
A pound party was the sensation last night.
It happened at the Baptist parsonnge. Tho
ladies of Dr. Maxwell's etSiigregation met at
his house, each bearing a gift. At the con-
clusion of the sociable they ordered their pas-
tor to go on the morrow to the carriago depot
and select a surrey to his liking, taking no
thought as to the payment of the same. The
preacher looks happy to-day.
Southern Teachers' Convention.
The Southern teachers' association will
moet in annual convention in Atlanta, Ga.,
on Wednesday of next week and the Constitu-
tion says that not less than 2500 teachers will
be in attendance. Among tho subjects to bo
discussed aret "Southern Education at the
World's Fair," "The South as a Factor in
Our National Growth," Moral Culture in
Education," "Southern Literature," "Negro
Education by the State, Its Necessity and
Limitation," "Co-Edueation of the Sexes,"
"Co-Education and Character," "Thorough
Education of Our Girls," "Loyalty to the
South." " The Friend of Higher flUucation in
The department of higher education will
discuss university extension, higher education
of southern women and the ideal college.
In the department of secondary education
tho subjects set for discussion are: "Position
of the High School," "Uniform Course of
Study" and "The Importance of the High
The officers of the association are: Presi-
dent, Solomon Palmer, East Lake, Ala.: sec-
retary and treasurer, Eugeno G. Harrell,
Raleigh, N. C.s assistant secretary, W. T.
Watson, Memphis, Tonn.
Vice presidents—E. B. Prettyman, Mary-
land; John E. Massey, Virginia; B. S. Mor-
gan, West Virginia; S. M. Finger, North Car-
olina; W. D. Mayfield, South Carolina; S. LI.
Bradwell, Georgia; A. J. Russell, Florida; J.
R. Preston, Mississippi; W. H. Jack, Louisi-
ana; J. M. Carlisle, Texas; J. H. Shinn, Ar-
1 ansas; W. R. Garrolt, Tennessee, Ed Porter
Thompson, Kentucky; L. E. Wolfe, Missouri;
J. G, Harris, Alabama,
Executive committee—Solomon Palmer, ex-
officio chairman, East Lake, Ala.; E. G. Har-
rell, ex-officio secretary, Raleigh, N. C.; J. H.
Phillips, superintendent city schools, Birming-
ham, Ala.; Dabney Lipscomb, agricultural
college, Mississippi; Thomas D. Boyd, presi-
dent state normal, Natchitoches, La.; O. H.
Cooper, superintendent city schools, Galvos-
ton, Tex.; J. W. Conger, prosident Ouachita
college, Arkadelphia, Ark.; J. M. Stewart,
agricultural and mechanical college, Lako
City, Flo.; J. M. Greenwood, superintendent
schools, Kansas City, Mo.; R. N. Roark, stato
normal college^ Lexington, Ky.; F. M. Smith,
university of .Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.;
E. B. Smith, prosident state association, La-
Grange, Ga.; E. S. .Toynos, university of
South Carolina, Columbia, S. C.; H. Morson,
president *eachors' assembly, Raleigh, N. C.;
C. E. Vawter, superintendent Miller Indian
school, Crozet,Vn.; W. R. White, superin-
tendent of schools, Morgantown, W. Va.;
i Daniel C. Gilinan, Johns Hopkins university,
! Baltimore. Md.
THE GOVERNOR AT BRYAN.
THE CROWD NOT LARGE OH OVER
The Day Was Hot and the Gov amor Thed
a Spotted Bandanna Freely—Olose
Fight in Bkizm,
JiliYAN, Tex., June 30,—When Governor
Hogg arrived here this morning there wero
about 300 people at the depot to meet him,
accompanied by the Bryan brass band. At
least two-thirds of the crowd was composed
of children and negroes.
When the governor stepped upon tho plat-
form he was met by Representative Krietz,
Mr. James Johnson and several other gentle-
men, who placed him in a carriago and pro-
ceeded leisurely to the Exchange hotel as the
crowd applauded lustily. Major McGaughe.v
was expected, but ho did :.ot show up. Whon
the governor spied the special representative
of The News he smiled seductively and ex-
tending his hand Enid;
"How are you young, man. By granny, I
haven't seen you in several days and it seoms
like a month of Sundays. I'm glad to see
The governor was perspiring liko fighting
fire, and as he mopped his face with a spotted
bandanna he oxclaimed:
"Dad blamed my cats if it ain't as hot as a
frizzly lion in a wool basket."
The governor was right. It was so warm
that his collar had laid back on his neck like
a weeping wiliow and his face was as red as a
(In arriving at tho hotel it was given out that
the executive would speak at 10 o'clock, and
Mr. James W. Jolmson got red in tho face and
screamod out: "Three cheers for the present
and future governor of Texas." The cheers
were given with a will, an old negro exclaim-
ing as he threw his hat in the air: "Bully for
Marse Jim." «
The Hogg and Clark men of this county are
getting down to their knitting in great shape
about this time. The Col lego Station precinct
is holding its primary to-day anil the other
precincts will hold their meetings Saturday.
Speakers have boon busy here, too, Horace
Chilton spoke Tuesday, tho governor to-day,
and to-inorrow Buck Walton will talk for
Clark. Both sidos aro claiming the county
and tho fight will be to the finish. The main
fight is in tho Bryan precinct, as it will con-
trol the county with the assistance of ono
Tho governor's reception to-day was a tame
affair in comparison with the one tendered
Clark. The Hogg men account for this on
tho ground that the country people and many
of the Hogg workers of Bryan were out nt Col-
lego Station getting in their work at the pri-
mary thore. A laughable feature of the gov-
ernor's arrival here was his bomg met on the
train by Genoral Stoddard, who is a blown-in-
the-bottlo Clark man.
"By gatlins, I'm glad to meet you," mud the
governor to the general, and they shook hands
"I am not the reception committee, how-
ever," remarked General Stoddard. "I am
here to meet a lady friend who was to arrive
on this train. The reception committee is
outside on the platform."
The governor smiled in a kind of lee cream
manner and was soon mingling with the peo-
ple who wero there to moot him.
The governor did not eat any dinner to-day
in viow o! tho fact that he had to speak at 1
o'clock. Ho never likes to iltno before mak-
ing a speech, as he says ho has an insane
fondness for bacon and greens and . potatoes,
and such vegetables are not a success as brain
food. Besides, tho governor likes to take all
the time ho wants at the table. On the sub-
joct of table ethics ho once said to this re-
"By granny, I believe in eating in the good
old way. There are but few things that I love
better than my magnificent appetite, and
when I eat 1 eat without any ceremony and I
don't care who sees me, eithor. For instance,
when I eat brandy peaches out of a cup I
don't proposo to sit thore and peel 'om with a
spoon. By gatlins, I just take 'em in my fin-
gers and eat 'em in tho old fashioned way.
These people who go round saying 'swete of
rooms' instead of 'suit of rooms' give me a
pain in the faoe."
By 1 o'clock this afternoon GOO or 700 peo-
ple had assembled at the opera house to hear
the executive speak. • He was introduced by
Representative Brietz, who proceeded at some
length to show that if it was not for the gov-
ernor thoro would bo no Texas.
The governor then spoke for about two
hours, his line of argument being the same as
heretofore. Ho discussed at great length the
relations that should exist between tho cor-
porations and the government and declared
that if these corporate caniiibals Were not
muzzled tlio people would soon become poons
instead of sovereigns. He paid his respects to the
fellows who charge him with being a corpora-
tion wrecker and said he only proposed to
regulate theso monsters instead of extermi-
nating them. The usual strictures on the
"third house" at Austin were made, the
speaker declaring that these lobbyists were
there as thick as sands on the seashore, repre-
senting special classes and fighting him.
"They all deny that they were there as lob-
byists, but I say they wore and my word goes
in Texas. None of these fellows are support-
ing me. If I was to find one of thom support-
ing mo, I would took around to
see if I had not done something
wrong. [Applause.) A while back, when
they had their band wagons going round and
their ribbons flying, some people who were
misled by their misrepresentations of me fol-
lowed off the music, hut now they aro com-
ing back. We are having our inning now
and will keep it until August 10. f Applause. |
It is the same old crowd of fellows (excuse
me—I mean gentlemen; I must not use
slang) who fought me before, with a few
flounces and frills added on."
The speaker referred to the fight that is be-
ing made on him, and charged that it was hav-
ing the effect of driving good men out of the
democratic and into the third party.
The governor's administration was next re-
viewed and laudatod, and the usual boasts of
having enforced the laws were made. "I will
continue to go up to the dead line whon it comes
to enforcing the law if it makes every man, wo-
manand child in Texas mad." He told how he
had reduced taxation and transportation
charges. "When they abuse me think of this,
and give me a little credit for it."
The Santone platform, which has a "sear
and yellow leaf" appearance from constant
handling, was flaunted and the speaker de-
clared he had absolutely slept in it for fifteen
months. The audience was next lectured on
domostic felicity. "And yet they are kicking
at me. Some men are natural dyspeptics.
They can't say anything good about anybody.
They won't even smile at their wives. When
they go homo and their little children climb
upon their ltnoes they push them off. One of
these men won't even carry his wife a roae-
cuttmg. He would rather carry home a bottle
Tho governor at this juncture extended the
usual invitation to those who wero too hot to
leave the hall, and turning to the News man
said; "Mr. Reporter, I am sorry to see you
perspiring so." This was greeted with loud
applause. The governor then told his au-
dience how ho was going to be nominated in
Houston by a three-fourths voto of the conven-
tion, and said the calamity clackers wore taking
to the woods to make room for the people
who proposed to run things themselves a
while. The railroad commission was next
discussed in the usual way.
"I'm gettiuif mighty hot," continued the
governor. "Did you ever see an ox on a
treadwheol? It's a funny sight; He has to
keep walking to keep from stepping on his
heols. It's the same way with some politioianB.
When they get started they can not stop and
have to keep going on. I hope I am not one
The speaker tlion took up the commission
again and explained its tariff rates on a num-
ber of commodities. The bond and stock
question and sidings and switches were briefly
touched, after which the governor concluded
by tolling ilie people what he is going to do
when they ru-ylur t him.
Just before the governor closed he said:
"Look out at the primaries that they don't
run in fellosvs on you whom you don't know,
like they did in Robertson county."
A voice: "You can't prove that this was
done in Robertson county."
(iovernor Hogs: "Do you deny it?"
Same voice: "Yes, I do."
Governor Hogg: "Well, I have it from the
good people there."
Same voices "I don't care if you have, it
ain't so. I was there myself."
Governor Hogg: "1 don't know who that
man is, but you watch htm and see if you
don't tind him running around with fellows
who can't speak the English language ind
railroad employes." [Wild applause.]
A small delegation from Navasota attended
the governor's meeting here to-day. The
speech created but little enthusiasm, many of
the auditors leaving before it was concluded.
The governor speaks in Columbus to-mor-
"Not Due to Mr. Pendleton,
Bei.tox, Tex., June 29.—General Felix H.
Robertson, Waco, Tex.—Dear Sir s In an in-
terview with you by The Galveston News
last week 1 uotico you say: "If Boll county
goes for Hogg it will be due to the personal
influence of George C. 1'endloton." In this
statement I am satis lied you have done Mr.
Pendleton an injustice, for I know
positively that ho has taken no sides
in the gubernatorial contest in this
county, but has been entirely noutral. As
evidence that his influence was not thrown
against Judge Clark I will state that in the
primaries held here last Saturday night the
Second ward, in which Mr. Pendleton lives, in-
structed its delegates to thecounty convention
for Clark and Pendlpton by a large liltajority,
and the.First ward, in which I live, did tho
same, while the Third ward instructed for
Hogg and 1'endloton by a large one. •
I will say further, that some of the most in-
fluential supporters of Judge ('lark, in differ-
ent parts of tho county, are enthusiastic Pen-
dleton men. Respectfully. G. F. Lindsay,
Ex-Chairman of the Executive Committee for
the Clark Campaign of Bell County, appoint-
ed by you April 18.
Anderson County Third Partyltes.
Palestine, Tex., June .'10.—Next Saturday,
July 2, is the day set for the mass mooting of
the third party adherents in thi3 county, at
which time tliey proposo to perfect a county
organization for campaign work. As the day
approaches nearer there is considerable curi-
osity expressed by democrats and republicans
as to the outcome and probable results of tho
organization in the county. What will be tho
extent of the third party as to numbers in tho
county and what action will the party take in
the county elections?
These are the leading question yet unan-
swered, and they have a deep interest to cer-
tain citizens, and not matters of perfect in-
difference to any one, especially democrats.
Will thete be third party nominees for the
county offices? is a question that concerns a
large and respectable contingent of candidates.
It depends entirely on the meeting noxt Sat-
urday, whether it is large in numbers, with a
big following at its back in the county. At
present it not believed that they have suffi-
cient strength in tiio county to justify them in
placing a ticket in the field this year.
Buyan, Tex., June 30.—The primary at Col-
lege precinct, this county, was held this evon-
ing at Bohemian hall. The following was the
vote cast: Clark 51, Hogg 41.
After the voto was counted the Hogg men
bolted the convention and retirod to a neigh-
boring tree and held a couvention of thoir own
and elected delegates to the county convon-
tion, which liieets here on the 7th proximo.
The Clark men sent regular dologates as fol-
Best# South, W. C. Boyett, W. J, Moore, E.
W. Hutchinson and John'lauber. With this
box for Clark everything depends upon Bryan
as to this county.
To say that things aro warm hero does not
express it. Chilton Tuesday, Hogg to-day and
Buck Waiton to-morrow and Bryan's precinct
J)ean fur tlie Senate.
Eagle Pass, Tex., Juno 30,—At the sena-
torial convention held here to-day Hon. J. M.
Dean of EI Paso was nominated by acclama-
tion as Benator from this (the Twenty-fifth)
distriot. The delegates of tho regular democ-
racy of Maverick couuty wero seated in the
conventions, the bolters from the guberna-
torial convontion not attempting to contest
their rights. A number of tho delegates loft
to-night on an excursion to Monterey, which
was gotten up by the citizens of Eagle Pass
for their benefit. A large party of ladies and
gentlemen from Eagle Pass will accompany
Want Some Local Talent.
Waxahachie, Tex., June 30.—The peoplo's
party county executive committee met here
tu-day for tho purpose of conferring with can-
didates to fix up a slate. It is said they agreed
upon all nominees and will announce them at
the proper time. It is said there are not
enough lawyers in the third party to fill tho
county officers requiring legal talent.
Chilton in Rockwall.
Rockwall, Tex,, June 30.—Hon. Hotace
Chilton addressed tho citizens 'of Rockwall
couuty to-day. He was listened to very at-
tentively and liberally applauded, 'He paid
his respects to tho third party. Coming down
to state politics he eulogized Hogg and his ad-
ministration to the highest notch, stating that
Hogg would live in the hearts of the people
when his traduqprs would be forgotten and
forever lost in history.
Will Have a Hot Ttme.
San Marcos, Tex., Juno 30.—'The county
primary convention, precinct No. 1, to send
delegates to the county couvention meets
here next Saturday, and from present indica-
tion a wild and wooly time may be expected.
Both the Hogg and Clark factions are hot and
terribly in earnest.
To .Spealc at Sweet Home.
Sweet Home, Tex., June 30.—George Bur-
gess, a young democrat of Gonzales, has ac-
cepted an invitation to speak herein the inter-
est of democracy on July 7. A challenge has
been issued the third party advocates to fur-
nish a speaker in joint debate.
Velabco, Tex., June 30.—Velasco's demo-
cr»tie primary is called to meet at 4 o'clock
p. in. July 2 in the city hall to elect delegates
to the oounty convention that assembles July
7 in the town of Brazoria.
Bkenham, Tex., June 30.—c. T. Holvey and
Jerry Green had a row in a saloon last night,
in which Helvey was stabbed. He is painfully
though not dangerously injured.
The L. L. L. society met at tho residence of
Mr. E. Rouse this evening. Tho following
was the programme:
Son*. MiaB Nannie Styles
pailing.... — Mr. Will Morris
Recitation, "Ostler Joe" Mr. Johu Watsou
Dnot The Misses Wallney
Mueio Miss Hester Abbott,
Heading. Mr. Henry Bruuow
Subject for study, "The Early Settlement of
Texas" Mr. D. H, Watson, loader
There was a young folks' social nt the resi-
dence of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Eldrigde last
Sixty-two tickets were sold from here to
Giddings to-day to parties attending the dif-
ferent conventions at tliat place.
Rev, E. H. Harman left for Cameron thiB
Married at Heidenheimer.
Heidrnhkimeh, Tex., June 30.—Mr. J. G.
Mcpherson, railroad agent at this place, was
married to Miss Fannie Watkins, Mr. P. A.
Watsou and Dr. Gamble being groomsmen.
Miss Ella Elza and Miss Anna Ray acted as
bridesmaids and Rev. J. B, Watson officiated.
They were married at the Baptist church.
THE PLUMED KNIGHT.
"Officeholders Nominated Harrison—Lot
Them Elect Him."
Lot.inq, Tex., June 27.—To The News:
"After me the doluge" is a significant phrase,
peculiarly applicable to that class of persons
who, in their own estimation, know moro
about evory unueual or startling event that
transpires than all the world besides. Should
an eminent statesman, a great divine, a spot-
less jurist cliooso to change his political,
moral or judicial standing-place before tho
people, without herald to declare his reasons
for so doing, some ono of the know-nll-about-
it class is over ready to tell a curious publio
all the whys and wherefores of bucIi change of
position. And a full complement of garnish-
ings and embellishments is always thrown in.
Your "special" who dispatches from Wash-
ington of date loth instant, under tho caption
"A Plumed Knight's Fall," seems to be one
of the class referred to.
There are, I doubt not, many republicans
(I know there aro some democrats) wlio read
that letter with feelings of pain and resent-
If after the conventional skirmish that effu-
sion is of interest, to the general render, surely
1 shall not be entirely tedious if I look over
the field frem another coign of vantage. Al-
low me a little of your space for respect to
the American citizen who oven in the great-
ness of his present retirement enn not escape
the following of the birds of ill omen, the
evil tongued magpie and jay.
Whatever the leaders of the republican party,
or rather that branch of the party who repre-
sent the Tippecanoe head of it, may say, the
fact remains that JameB G. Blaine was and is
the choice of an overwhelming majority of tho
republicans of the United States. The office-
holders succeeded in nominating Mr. Harri-
son—so mote it bo. Now let them elect him.
Mr. Blame is to day unquestionably tho strong-
est man in his party among the voters. Intel-
lectually a head and shoulders above any man
in the party, and m statesmanship more thor-
oughly equipped than any, ho unwittingly
created antagonisms that left no woapons of
envy, malignity and slander unused.
Again: James G. Blaine, tho American
Blame, commands moro admiration, among
democrats and republicans alike, party differ-
ences aside, than any man of his time. Ho
cbuiinands more respect abroad than any score
Of men in his party can negative by anycourso
of political shuffle or chicanery.
His fall, forsooth! What are republicans
thinking of? Does'it not occur to you, repub-
licans, that not he, but the party, has fallen?
Who can verify the report of his mental fail-
ure? Whence earuo any breath of that slander
uutil prompted by tho cunning jealousy of
thoso whoso positions he exalted by his pres-
ence and who should have been his friends?
What foundation can there iiossibly be for the
tale of treachery to tho president in ttio re-
signation of Mr. Blaine? How ho remained in
the cabinet so long as he did is the wonder.
Nonrer tho truth seems to be that Mr. Har-
rison, always jealous of Mr. Blaine, afraid
of the shadow of the White Plume, has made
the eminent secretary's position an unpleasant
one for more than a year. When lie had, as he
folt quite sure, enough otllee-holding dole-
gates pledged to secure his nomination he
cared not how quick Mr, Blaine resigned. And
ho and his subordinates made the situation
too humiliating for the brains of his cabinet
to submit to it longer. The meanness, the per-
fidy, the littleness of spirit are all on the side
of the administration party. The "Hoosior"
element prevails at the capital now. "Hoosior-
dom" has not yet turnod loose any states-
men, but shrewd, practical politicians in
"A Plumed Knight's Fall," forsooth! Still
the White Plume waves. Statesmen do
not fall. A country's glory—a nation's
honor finds them ever on the watch-
towers waving the beacon lights that guide to
the harbor oi safety and progress till Urn great
architect himself cails them from labor to rest.
Can envy dim the lustre of a history of the
United States by slander of its most conspicu-
ous figure in his day and time? Can the an-
nals of state separate the author from its most
brilliant achievements? Can party history
eliminate the individuality who stood for the
broadest, most enlightened and liberal policy
of which that party can boast?
A simple republican, without position or in-
fluence, either financial, social or political, in
advance of the monument that will lise to
eomuiomorate the virtues of the man, willing-
ly, joyously raised by his fellow countrymen,
I "lling my pebble on the calm" m faith of
his full justification. His namo will live, liis
work abide, his statesmanship awaken tho
spirit of emulation in the hearts of coming
generations, Ion" after his detractors are for-
gotten. Clay, Webster, Calhoun, Stephens,
Lincoln, Blaino, are too great for their gener-
ations. D. H. Ostkandkr.
The Davis Guards.
Coseedskate Home, ACstin, Tex., June
28.—To The News: Will you be kind enough
to give the following an insertion: It is the
intention of Mrs. Anna Dowling Robertson
and myself to collect what data we can that
may be in the possession of citizens of Texas,
in order to enable us to publish a short his-
tory and reminiscences of the Davis guards
from the beginning to tho close of the war.
Anyone in the stato who may have in their
possession copies of The Galveston News or
Houston Telegraph containing accounts of
the Texas coast battles in which the Davis
guards were engaged will confer a great favor
if thoy will loan tliem to us. They will be re-
turned to the senders. Tlioy can be directed
to Mrs. Auua Dowling Robertson, Taylor,
Tex. R. C. O'Haka,
One of the Davis Guards.
Desperate Tight in Jail.
CrEno, Tex., June 30.— Mason and Harris,
the forgers being held in jail here awaiting
removal to the penitentiary, had a des-
perate fight last evening in their cell,
Harris, with the aid of a penknife,
coming out best man, inflicting some very
Bevcre wounds upon the person of his
"pal" the most dangerous of which was in-
flicted on the head and the blade of the knife
was broken off in the skull. Tho victim
fainted two or throe times and for a while his
recovery was despaired of. This morning,
however, he is better and will likely get
through all right.
Attempted Train Robbery.
Gutbbie, Ok., June 30.—Dispatches were
recoived at United States Marshal Grimes'
office to-day stating that four masked men at-
tempted to hold up a passenger train
near Canadian, Tex., on Tuesday
night. They have been chasod into
tho Cherokee strip and are coming east, and a
large posse of deputy marshals from here will
attempt to head them off. They are un-
doubtedly a port of tho Red Roek robbers.
Abolished the School.
Vibnon, Tex., Juno 30.—The city council
last evening abolished the school on account
of not being able to elect a superintendent.
The deciding vote was east by the mayor.
The David B. Hill olub of New York has
met and ratified the nomination of Grover
Negroes have been ordered to pack their
effects and leave Cleveland county, Oklahoma
J. H. C. Winston and two colored men were
killed and seven others badly hurt by the fall-
ing of a building at Lynchburg, Va.
An unknown man and woman committed
suicide at Baltimore. Largo quantities of
poison were found scattered about the room
occupied by them.
The Amalgamated Association of Iron and
Steel Workers at Vittsburg adjourned after
adopting a new scales of wages for the ensuing
year. The present indications are that there
will be a general lockout when the new scale
goes into effect.
OFFICER WALLER DEAD.
THE VICTIM OF TOOrS' BULLETS
Touching Scenes at His Funeral—The Body
Shipped to Hico—His Slayer
Still at Large.
Foht WoitTH, Tex,, Juno 30.—The police
authorities say positively that as yet there i9
no trace of the whereabouts of Toots, tho
negro who is suspoctod of having shot Officer
Waller on Tuesday ni^ht. All sorts of rumors
are rife regarding the fellow. It was reported
last night that he had been arrested yesterday
evening and was safely behind the bars of tho
jail. Again rumor had it that he was wounded
and was in hiding on tho east side. There
never was the slightest foundation for either
of thoso stories.
Chief Maddox told The News reporter he
believed Toots was undor cover somewhere in
the city, and that so long as he remained
hidden it would bo extremely difficult to
locate and capture him. The chief says, how-
ever, that tlie man is prominently marked;
the principal mark which will render his
identification comparatively easy being a birth
mark on his face, from which he nan not
escape. Chief Maddox said : "You can say
for ino that if I capture this man und get
started for the jail with hiui I hope nobody
will attempt to stop ine."
Officers are continuing a house to house
search in the negro quarter of "Hell's Half
Acre" and a systematic und thorough search
is also being mado in the outskirts.
The eity council to-day authorized a reward
of $250 for the capture of Toots, and a purso
will bo made up by citizens of an equal sum
aggregating $500, which it is believed will re-
sult in tlie speedy capture of the man. The
city is very much excited. Knots of men con-
gregate on the street corners and many per-
sons are apparently serious in their sugges-
tion that Campbell and Bell who are in jail
should be taken out and hanged. There is,
however, no earthly prospect of any such at-
tempt being successful.
Chief Maddox will neither deny nor affirm
tho rumor that he has been approaohed by
several parties with a proposition to surrender
the suspect upon a pronuso that ho shall bo
protected. Tho general opinion is tlmt the
fellow has never left tho city and is at present
being sheltered' by friends
Sheriff Richardson returned from Itasca to-
day. He says tlie negro arrested there yes-
terday on suspicion is not the man wanted.
Ho did not in any particular answer tho de-
scription of Toots and was discharged from
Officer Lee Waller, who was shot and mor-
tally wounded on Tuesday night, died at the
hospital this morning about 7 o'clock. He
was conseions up to within throo minutes be-
fore lie breathed his Inst and talked calmly
with his old father and his taster, Mrs, Ch»se,
who reside hero and with whom ho made his
home, llis mother, although in the city, was
The body was immediately brought into the
city and taken to an undertaking establish-
ment on Third street, whoro it was embalmed
and placed in a beautiful rosewood casket
ready for burial. The funeral took place at
12.30. There were no religious sorvices. Tho
casket was plaeod on the patrol wagon, which
was appropriately draped in mourning. Fol-
lowing the wagon as it wound its way to the
union depot were all tho members of the
police force, tho entire tire apparatus of tho
city with emblems of mourning displayed
upon the engines and hoso carts, members of
the city council, many city und county officials
and u large numbor of the friends of the dead
A very touching and pathetic feature of the
sad prosession was the position occupied by
Officer Henry Towne, who stood on tho top
step of tho wagon at the head of the coffin,
holding a beautiful wreath of cut Mowers as
though ho desired to bo as near as possible to
the man who had been his traveling mate in
life and in whoso company ho wbs when the
shooting occurred. The active pall bearers
were Chief Miuldox, Officers Frank Darby,
Peyton Maddox and J. W. Cooker and Rufus
James and Walter B. Townsend, members of
tho Odd Fellows, to which order the dead
man belonged. At the depot the procession was
met by a large crowd of citizens and the cas-
ket cover was lifted for tlie purpose
of allowing his parents and other relatives an
opportunity to look upon the face of the dead.
The gray-haired father and mother and his
beloved sister wcjit bitter toars of sorrow as
they gazed upon tho upturned but silent face
of him who had been so dear to them. Many
strong inon shed tears as the coffin was rever-
ently placed on bourd the Fort Worth and
Rio Grande train to be taken to Hico, Tfx.,
the home of his boyhood, for final interment.
Officer Townes, his old partner, nnd Officer
■Hembertou accompanied his remains as a
guard of honor.
Resolutions expressing their sorrow at tho
untimely removal of tlieir comrade were
passed to-day by tho city police force.
Downfall of Andueza.
New York Tribune.
The resignation of President Anduaza Pala-
cio marks the beginning of the end of the
civil war in Venezuela. Elected to office early
in 1890, he was not eligible under the consti-
tution for re-election aftor the expiration of his
term in March of this year; but ho employed
his resources of low cunning and political in-
trigue to prevent the choice of a successor.
In this way he retained control of the execu-
tive office in defiance of law and with the sup-
port of the garrison of Caracas. He has been
compelled by a popular uprising and a mili-
tary revolt in nearly all tho important prov-
inces to relinquish the struggle and to abandon
office. A brief interval of military dictator-
ship will ensue, since public order can not be
restored in the national capital In any other
way: but before many weeks a presidential
election will be held, and the normal condi-
tions of constitutional govern insnt restored.
Andueza has been one of the most corrupt
nnd mercenary presidents ever intrusted with
power in Spanish America. A poor man when
ho entered upon the office, he amassed a great
fortune in the course of two years and made
it almost wholly at the expense of the country.
His successor will find the treasury empty,
the civil service recruited with spendthrifts,
bnbe-takors and adventurers and all the in-
dustrial interests of the country suffering
from spoliation and exhaustion. Balinaoedu
was an usurper, who involved a prosperous
country in civil war from his unwillingness to
tolerato legislative oontrol, but he had many
amiablo traits of character and was not a
rapacious nnd dishonest oxecutive. General
Doodoro in Brazil was another arbitrary
prcsidant who defied the national legislature
and established a brief dictatorship, but he,
too, had many redeeming qualities and acted
under serious provocation. Andueza was a
lower and moro debased type of usurper.
He had no capacity for publio affairs and was
simply a corrupt intriguer, who was in office
to make a fortune and remained there for the
pickings and stealings as long as ha could
muster a regiment to support him.
Andueza is the third president in Spanish
America who has been uefeatod within a year
in a campaign of usurpation against constitu-
tional law and popular rights. Public opin-
ion is beginning to have something like a
moral force in that quarter of tho world. It
is not enough that there is a garrison in the
national capital ready to take orders from
ambitious executives who desire to thwart
the public will and to override the decisions
of legislators. There havo been patriotic up-
risings in Chile, Brazil und Venezuela against
usurpation of power and each time the people's
cause has triumphed. All these are hopeful
Bigns for the future of Spanish America.
To Buy Church Beats.
Habwood, Tex., June 30.—The ladies of
Harwood gave a dinner and supper here yes-
terday for the purpose of buying seats for the
new Methodist church. They realized nearly
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