The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 52, No. 59, Ed. 1 Sunday, May 21, 1893 Page: 2 of 16
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TITF- GALVESTON DAILY NEWS. SUNDAY. MAY 21. 1893
GREAT FIRS IN SAGINAW.
MILLIONS OF PROPERTY MELTS AWAY
Flames, Fanned by a Strong Wind, Eat
Their Way Everywhera—Two Ter-
rible Honrs of Fear and Suspense.
Saginaw, Mich., May 20.—A little spark
and a Btrongf (southwestern gale this afternoon
resulted in a very destructive fire. In three
hours the work of years of toil was destroyed
and the largest part of Saginaw left a mass of
Bmouidering ashes and debris. The fire
is said to have started from a spark
from a chimney of Briggs <fc Copper on what
is known as middle ground. Wafted by tho
gale it swept down on the dismantled mill
plant of Sample 4 Camp on the dock near to
which there were a number of piles of lum-
ber. Hero it found rich food and in the twink-
ling of an eye the single spark had grown into
a roaring mass of flames and started on its
mad career with a fury no human hand could
Bristol street bridge caught and a portion of
it was destroyed. Thrroce the flames leaped to
tho east sido just below Bristol street and
north of the city hall, where were located a
large numbor of buildings, including hose
house No. 6, J. E. Winkler's ice house, eleven
residences on Tilden street and on both sides
of Washington down to Holden street wero
quickly licked up.
Then the sparks were carried across tho oid
bayou into the premises of the Georgo E. Cross
lumber company's planing mill. The lumber
in tho yard and a dozen tenement houses melt-
ed like snow. Next camo the Hallinjzton &
Curtis manufacturing company's extensive
plant and Bassat's old soap factory, all of
which wore wiped out. Here the fire struck
Jefferson avenue and in an hour some of tho
finest residences in the city were in ashes.
The flames made a clean sweep north to
Emerson street, whore the fire continued east-
ward, southward and along Emerson street
toward the city limits.
It cut a wide Bwathon Owen, Howard, Sher-
idan and Ware avenues and other streets east-
St. Vincent's orphans' home succumbod early
but tho inmates were all removed to places of
safety. The fury of the gale carried sparks a
long distance and at G o'clock the fire had
reached the magnificent planing mill factory
and lumber yard of E. Germain, which was
destroyed, as well as a large number of
dwellings in that section of tho city.
The scones witnessed during the awful two
hours of wind and flame are beyond the
power of pen to adequately portray. Eicite-
mcnt was at fever heat, and in many instances
houses caught fire and wore destroyed before
the occupants were hardly aware they wero
in danger, and dozens of families saved prac-
tically nothing. The fire departmont labored
heroically, but the waves of the ocean would
> have been necessary to check tho furnace of
It is impossible at this time to give a correct
account of losses and insurance. The former
will reach nearly a million and a half dollars,
with probably insurance of $700,000.
Fully 1000 men employed in the fac-
tories burned out are thrown out of employ-
ment and hundreds of families are homeless as
about 300 buildings were burned. The Geo.
W, Cross lumber company loses $40,000, the
Arlington & Curtis manufacturing company,
$150,000; E. Germain, planing mill, factory
and 12,000,000 feot of lumber, $350,000; P. H.
Ketcham, houses and barn, $30,000.
John Clark was burned to death and several
others are missing.
Tyleb, Tex., May 20.—Those who lost in the
fire last night were: Estate of J. Pabst, store-
house, loss not known, insured in London,
Liverpool and Globe for $1200, in tho Royal
$700, Macon $1000; insurance on rent in
Continental $900. Alex white, barber
shop and fixtures, in Continental
$1000, in Norwich Union $500,
in the North British and Mercantile $500, in
the German-American $500. W. S. Wimberly,
on building, slightly damaged, Pboomx of
London $2500, Home Mutual of San Francisco
$2500. Gaston & Patterson, lo. slight, in-
sured in the Mechanics and Tradors' $5500,
the Sun $1500. tho Queen's $3000, the Mer-
chants $2000, the Orient $1500. Mrs.
P. W. Kelley on millinery in Hartford $250,
stock complete loss. Misses Johnson & Ed.
wards, stock of millinery and shop fixtures-
loss; complete; insured in Palatine $750;
Brown <fc Douglas on building in Penn-
sylvania $2500, Phoanix of Brooklyn
$2500, Insurance Company of North
America $2000. Brown & Douglas
stock a complete Iosb ; insured for $1000 in the
Commercial, $1000 in the German of Frank-
fort. $2000 in the Sun insurance office of Lon-
don, $1250 in the Queen, $1250 in the Ameri-
can of Philadelphia and $1000 in Now York
underwriters. Alex White's Iobb is complete.
Brown & Dougiass' building is greatly dam-
Antioo, Wis,, May 20.—This town is half
destroyed by fire and the littlo town of Bryant
was completely wiped out. Thirty buildings
were destroyed in Bryant, also 1,000,000 feot
of lumber and 300,000 feet of logs. No
estimate of the loss is securod. The
fire originated in the brush hills near
town and spread by means of fences and
barns to the city. The fire soon caught the
planing mill of tho Northwestern lumber
company, which was consumed in a few min-
utes. Next to burn was Weed's largo mill,
then twenty-live dwellings, leaving 200 per-
sons homeless. Loss $100,000; small insur-
Remarkably ii'ast Tims.
Buffalo, N. Y., May 20.—The empire stato
express beat its own record for long distaneo
running yesterday. The feat was pefortned
with engine 903, the famous 999 being very
similar to her in size and construction. The
engineer was the veteran Charles Hogan. A
run of eighty-one miles from Syracuse to
Rochester was inado in 71 minutes, t>9 miles
from Rochester to Buffalo in 69 minutes. 148
miles from Syracuse to East Buffalo in 141
minutes. At one point betweon hero and Ba-
tavia a speed of 100 miles an hour was
The City of Now York.
Boston, Mass., May 20.—The cruiser New
York made an unofficial run to-day over
the course between Cape Ann and Cape Per-
poise. It is safe to say that the New York at-
tained a speed of 20.6 knots or more and de-
veloped at least 10,500 horse-power. Monday's
triul will doubtless show that tho New York is
a 21.5-knot ship, if not more.
GHOULS AT WORK
Th9 Body of a I.ady Stolen From a Grave
Omaha, Neb., May 20.—It was discoyorcd
this morning that tho grave in which Mrs.
Julia Hubs, wife of Rudolph Huss, was buried
Wednesday was opened mid .tho body stolen.
The body was interred at Forest Lawn cem-
etery somewhat reinoto from the city, which
gave the ghouls a good chance to work and
got away. Mrs. Huss died from an
incurable disease and her husband
refused to allow a post uiortom. Search was
made of tho medical colleges of Omaha, but
no trace of tho missing corpse was soen. The
Huss family is well-to-do and has a wide cirelo
of acquaintances here, being one of the oldest
in the city. A great deal of excitement was
aoused by tho deed.
Deed of Trust at Dalian.
Dallas, Tex., May 20.—Frank M. Cockrell
filed a deed of trust to Henry J. Martyn, con-
veying certain real estate to se-
cure creditors in the sum of $14,485;
aiso a trust deed was givon to the
same trustee to secure Cockrell Bros, in the
sum of $3500on the following property: The
Cockreil building on tho north sido of Main
street, lots 3 and 4, block 51, and lot 4, block
2, official map of the city.
To a Maws reporter Mr. Cockrell said: "The
financial strain in the money market east has
prevented us from realizing on our assets, and
in order to protect certain trust funds I have
executed a doed of trust on part
of my property. The bills payable of
Cockrell Bros., and P. M. and Alex Cockrell,
amounting to about $200,000, aro mostly so-
cured by collaterals held east. Our ontire as-
sets, amounting to over $1,000,000, will be
used if necessary in liquidating our
indebtedness. We ask the indulgence of
creditors uutii wo can realize ou our assets
and pay every debt in full. The a Hairs of the
Lone Star olevutor company are in perfect
order and in no way affected by our misfor-
A Receiver Appointed.
New York, May 20.—A. T. Enoa W3S to-
day appointed receiver of the Pancost manu-
facturing ooinpany (gas and electric fixtures)
on application of the stockholders. The com-
pany was unablo to meet its liabilities. The
capital stock in $525,000. The assets are said
to exceed $i,000,0U0 and the liabilities may be
found to bo more.
In the Hwinds of a Receiver.
Minneapolis, Minn., May 20.—The North-
western guarantee loan company of this city
has gone into the hands of a receiver, tho
Minneapolis trust company having been
named by tho court to-day as such receiver.
No correct estimate of the condition of affairs
will bo made for some days.
Sntjirests a Plnn.
Sydney, N. S. W., May 20.-Sir M. R.
Dibbs, premier, will introduce in parliament
on Tuesday a bill to legalize obtaining ad-
vances on current accounts from suspended
banks, the government to guarantee repay-
ment of amounts advanced.
Grocer at Llano Assigns.
Llano, Tex., May 20.—G. B. Cross, grocer,
made an assignment yesterday, naming M. C.
Roberts as assignee. Liabilities, $1400; as-
John S. Besfter.
Huntsville, Tex., May 20.—General John
S. Bossor, the oldest citizen of Walker coun-
tv, died at his home in our city at
5.15 p. m. yesterday. General Besser camo to
this cou.ity in 1841 and has residod hero
ever since, some tifty-two years. Ho served
as commissioner and county judge at differ-
ent times and was for a number of years
tinauc.al agent of the stato penitentiaries.
He leaves a wife, four daughters and two sons.
San Antonio, Tex., May 20.—Rosalie
Aguilar, a Mexican womaa 90 years old, who
has lived here a long time, died to-day from
the effects of burns sustained last night.
While cooking snpper her clothing ignited
and burned her fatally before the Raines
could be extinguished.
Win. P. Dickson.
Rockdale, Tex., May 20.—Mr. William P.
Dickson, formerly of Missouri, died last night
in Rockdale, Tex., at the reeidenco of his
daughter. Mrs. Dr. W. R. Kennard, aged 84
Terrific Hail Storm.
Pittsbuhq, Pa., May. 20.—A terrifio hail
and rain storm accompanied by high winds
and vivid lightning passed over a portion of
western Pennsylvanta and eastern Ohio
this afternoon, doing great damage.
The storm struck Pittsburg a few
minuteB after 4 o'clock and raged
an hour, striking terror to the hearts of timid
people and ruining $1,000,000 worth of prop-
erty. The hail stones were the largest ever
seen in this section. Windows were broken
all over the city and every green
house suffered, the losses running from
$500 to $20,000. Valuable plants are destroyed.
Gardeners say crops and fruit trees are ruined.
Thousands of trees were stripped of foliage.
During the storui there was scores of runa-
ways and many vehicles wore wrecked. Cel-
lars wero flooded and many streets rendered
impassable by debris washed from the hills.
On ail tho street railways traffic was suspended
from one to three hours.
An Infernal Machine.
Fulton, Ky., May 20.—Yesterday morning
the city was greatly excited on account of tho
discovery of a dynamite bomb just in the rear
of the Grand Central hotel, owned by J.
The infernal machine was immediately
placed in the hands of the city marshal, who
is trying to discover the fiend or fiends who
placed it there.
Considerable uneasiness is felt, from the
fact that a majority of the people fear Bome
building will be blown to atoms.
Columbia City, Ind., May 20.—This even-
ing the boiler in Judd's saw mill, seven miles
north of the city, exploded, completely wreck-
ing the mill and killing Charlie Judd, the
8-year-old son of the proprietor. Prank 1-Jass,
a mill hand, and Christial Judd were both
Chicago, 111., May 20.—Walter WTilliams of
Columbia, Mo., was chosen president or the
National editorial association to-day; J. B.
Eddy of Oregon, first vice president; James
H. Duke of Mississippi, second vice presi-
dent; Ewing Herbert of Kansas, third vico
president; Joe M. Page of Illinois, corre-
sponding secretary. Treasurer Gibbs was re-
Pine as a Disinfectant.
Pine oil and pine cones are now being im-
ported from Norway, to bo sold as disinfect-
ants against a possible cholera scare tins sum-
mer. This cone is placed in the mouth of a
sort of lamp, and the latter contains the oil.
A wick communicates with the cone, and this
is sufficiently porous to permit the odor of the
oil to escape. Pine oii is much used in Italy
as a disinfectant in cases of Roman fever. Its.
penetrating odor is unpleasant to most per-
sons, though some learn to lis* iU
SETTLED DOWN TO WORK.
THE PRESBYTERIAN GENERAL
BEMBLY IN WASHINGTON.
A Strong Plea for Old Ministers—A Woman
Seated in Arkansas—Other Religious
Meetings and Matters.
\Vasiiinoton, May 20.—In tho I'rosbyterian
general assembly to-day tfio distribution of
ovortures sent from various presbyteries
among the several committees was ordered.
Tho report of the ministerial relibf board
showed total disbursements of $152,492. Con-
tributions wero $6030 less than the procedtng
year, 3581 churches sending nothing at all.
The committee recommended tho adoption by
tho assombly of resolutions urging churohes
and elders to increasing interest iu the work
of tho board, and re-election of trustees of the
homo for aged ministers at Perth Amboy,
whose terms expire this year. The report
was received and tho recommendations
Rov. A. G. Cattell pleaded for authority to
increase the maximum annual allowance to
subjects of the board, which is $300. Of sev-
enty-six ministers partly sustained by the
board thirty-five are over 80 years of age;
avorago of the whole is 76 and the average
term of service in the ministry is forty-nine
years.Dr.Cattell asked that the rule to recognize
tho duty to provide an annuity for ministers
after certain length of service be extended to
include the widows, faithful servants who
served the church well and successfully as had
Before the adoption of the recommendations
of the committee Rev. Loftwich, a blind min-
istor of Baltimore, made an impassioned ap-
peal to the assembly for reconstruction
of the basis upon which the work
of the board is conductod. It should
be, said he, placed upon a rock of eternal
justice. A superannuated worker for God was
entitled to a comfortable income from the
church he has served. But until backed by a
sense of moral obligation tho discharge of tlio
duty of the church to the needy ministers will
bo dona inefficiently and unsatisfactorily.
Tho special committee on methods and man-
agement of church temporalities recommended
a change in the form of government looking
to deaconal system management rather than
trustees, which often ieads to a condition of
things in opposition to the teachings of the
church, and from which there is no relief ex-
cept by appeal to the civil courts.
Adjourned until Monday.
lirlggft' 1\>1 lowing Small.
The subject of uppermost interest in the
minds of the members of tho Presbyterian
general assembly hero is the case of Dr.
Briggs, which may prolong the session consid-
erably. The efforts of tho supporters of Dr.
Briggs will be concentrated in trying to have
the case remanded to the New York
synod for trial, but the anti-Briggs fac-
tion, which will without doubt be largely in
the majority, propose to prevent this and
decido the matter once and for all. In shak-
ing of the caso one of the prominent anti-
Brigg< men said that after canvassing the
situation it would bo safe to say that not
more than one-fourth of all tho commission-
ers in attendanco on the assembly would be
found on the side of Dr. Briggs when the voto
is taken. The attitude that will be taken, ho
says, will bo that Dr. Briggs has beon too
loud with his doctrines; that if he had not
paraded them and been continually on tho
lookout for some opponent to knock down he
wouid have been icft alone.
Maoon, Ga., May 20.—In the Presbyterian
assembly (south) yesterday the Memphis
presbytery asked tho assembly to formulate a
solemn and comprehensive deliverance from
the gigantic evil of a newspaper publication
The synod of Texas wanted a plan of sys-
tematic work established for spreading the
gospel among the 78,000 Mexicans in that
The report of the committee on organizing
a colored synod was adverse. Members
thought the colored people not ready for it.
The reports or the Columbia theological
seminary at Columbia, S. C., and tho Union
theological seminary at Hampton City, Va.,
wore received and showed encouraging condi-
A telegram was sent to the northern Pres-
byterian assembly, in session at Washington,
expressing kindly greeting.
Last year's committee, appointed to revise
tho directory of worship, nresented a direc-
tory prepared under their care. Ad interim,
the committee on new hymnal recommended
the adoption of tho book entitled "Hymns
of Ages," prepared by Rev. R. T. Kerr of
In the Right Hand Corner and Why It Is
It has become a custom which all thought-
ful people invariably observe, to place the
stamp on the upper right hand corner of the
envelope. But few people have ever stopped
to think what is the reason for this choice of
The canceling stamp and the post marking
stamp are fastened side by side on the samo
handle, and if the stamp is correctly placed
one blow makes both impressions. If, how-
ever, the stamp is on the lower right hand cor-
ner. the postmark falls ou the address, and
both are illegible; while, if the stamp is on
the left hand sido, the postmark, which is al-
ways at the left of the caucelor, does not
strike the envelope at all, and a second blow
So, if the stamp is anywhere except in the
upper right hand corner, it makes just twico
as much work for ttio clerk, and this, where
he is stamping thousands of letters every day,
is no small matter. There has been iu use for
some time iu the London general postoilice a
most ingenious machine for canceling and
postmarking postal cards, which differs from
others in tho groat rapidity of its work. Two
hundred cards can be placed in it at once, a
crank is turned, and click! click! they fall into
a basket all stamped.
May Day in .Europe.
New York Presn.
This year witnessed a marked change in tho
celebration of May day in Europe from tho
excitement, anxiety and disorder which have
distinguished that occasion for some years
past. The reason of tho change is not difficult
to seek. Tho peo.p o are finding that they can
get redress for their wrongs without violence,
and the privileged classes are gradually yiold-
ingto the pressure of intelligent, law abiding
popular effort in behalf of tno people's rights.
The social democracy of Germany has cut
loose entirely from the advocates of anarchy
Pumpkins for Stock.
Western Farmer and Stockman.
Prof. Kent of the Iowa agricultural college
agrees that for their cost pumpkins aro one of
the most profitable crops that can be raised
for stock. Ho says that, in the first place, thoy
can bo raised with corn and cost nothing for
cultivation, and wili take very little fertility
from the soil, while in the second piaoe they
are of great vaUse to all kinds of stock, hav-
ing a tonic clfeot counterbalances the evil of
our customary plan of feeding, and when fed
liberally with corn it widens the rations and
makes it a much better and wholesome ono.
MORIU ', PHOTOGRAPHER,
successor to Deane. corner Market and Center.
"Morns' Manieilo" photos only $3 per dozen.
ABOUT THE ARMY BILL.
KAISER MAY WIN.
Great Interest Taken in tho doming; German
Elcotions—The War Sonth of Us—Other
Interesting Foreign News.
Bbblw, May 20.—It would ba rash to pre-
dict ths fute of tho divor.o group* at the 00111-
uiK oleelions for mem bora of tho reichstng.
It can safely bo said thr.t if tho government
will oiler a alight concession in the army bill
regarding two yearn' wrvice with colors it will
get a majority iu the next house to
nupport tho bill. A. the contestants range
themselves for the approaching battle it be-
come. evident that the apiit in the freiiinnige
party is widening and a larger faction of that
political group than at Hist expected will be
sent toward the side of tho government.
A somewhat similar state of affairs exists in
the center party. In the absence of any au-
thorized party manifesto many stanch cen-
trist electorals wiil not bind their candidates
to vote agaiust the bill, but the representa-
tives will be left free choice as to the attitude,
and in moat cases this will mean that the suc-
cessful candidates will support tho govern-
Tho national liberals in Dantzig have aban-
doned the doubtful contest for a candidate
and have cotne out plainly for Herr Ricket,
leader of the moderate freisinninge faction.
In Brombarge both conservatives and na-
tional liberals will support tho moderate froi-
siuuige candidate against the democratic frei-
einuige, or Richter, candidate. Of the deputies
who sat in the last reiclutag and who lost seats
through issuing of imperial rescript dissolv-
ing the house neveuty--.ii have refused to again
stand for election. Of these 76 20 are con
sorvatives, 11 national liberals, 23 contrists, 11
freisinniges, 3 democrats, 2 socialists, 3 Alsa-
tians ana 3 independents. Reckoning out tho
oid members who it is certain will not be re-
elected it is estimated that over 100 of the
reichatag will bo new men.
The opposition papers predict that half the
house will consist ot now men and half of
these of strong democratic tendencies.
Count Zuelunburg will issue a circular to
the Prussian authorities directing thoin
to tlx for reballoting where candidates
are not elected by a majority vote
on June 15, flvo diys after rcsuitg of
first polls is known. As the first results
ought to be proclaimod before June It), re-
bailots must be tantm on or before June 21.
Thus tho new reichwUi; could assemble June
28, as at present the gurornment seems to de-
The growth of the agitation in favor of bi-
metallitin, linked as it now is with the strong
conservative faction, makes many people
nervous over the permanent gold standard. In
the agricultural districts where exaggerated
notions prevail regarding the strength of
the agrarian party a iarge number of holders
of murtgages are reported to bo withdrawing
money, believing thus to escape being repaid
iu depreciated silver or paper.
Wilt Pro-route Him.
Pabis, May 20. —The chanier of deputies to-
day had a stormy debate over the question of
authorizing the prosecution of M. Baudin,
socialist deputy for the department
of Cher, on a charge of having
assaulted the police on May 1. Baudin
recently interpellated the government on tho
subject of his arrest tjy the police and com-
plained of having been brutally treated. Tho
minister of the inter,on at that time argued
that tiaudin's statements wera entirely con-
tradicted by the facts and the minister
of justice asLe.1 for leave to
prosecute Baudin, who as a member of tho
chamber can not be prosecuted without au-
thority from tiie house. The question was to-
cay debated with great earnestness and con-
siderable acrimony. Tho chamber authorized
the minister to prosecute, the vote standing
276 in favor and 119 against.
Til. Italian Crista,
Romh, May 30.—The cabinet crisis contin-
ues. King Humbert received in consultation
Presidents Bianclier of the chamber and Fari-
ni of thesonate. The senate suspended work
pending a settlement of the crisis. The resig-
nation of the ministers is the result of cabinet
intrigue. It is asserted that Premier Qiolitti
is desirous of getting rid of the minister of
justice, and therefore allowed the credit for
the ministry of justice to be rejected. The
credit was rejoetod by a vote of 138 to 133.
A number of ministerialists were absent when
the vote was taken. It is supposed Signor
Giolitti aims to give the portfolio tu a senator
able to secure a small majority in the Benate
for tho government pension project. The
Tnbuna says the vote of the chamoer strikes
only at the minister of justice.
Loudon, May 20.—A dispatch from Rio
Janeiro says a battle between the national and
insurgent forces has been fought in Pon-
chovor da Rio Grande do SuL Tho
government troops under General Tel-
les were drawn into ambuscade
and routed by an inferior force under Gen-
oral Tavares. The insurgents captured a
large amount of artillery, small arms, ammu-
nition nnd bngpze. They lost but fow men,
although they inllicted heavy losses upon tho
national army, They ate now marching to
The Womm Seated.
Little Rook, Ark., May 20.—At the general
assembly of Cumberland Presbytormns this
morning Rev. J, M. Hunnibert moved to sus-
pend the rules and consider the report of the
special committee as to the seating of the
woman delegate. After a lengthy discussion
Mrs. I'lugett was declared entitled to a seat in
The annual report of tho board of minis-
terial relief was then read.
Kumor About the Tzar.
Brrlin, May 130.—A Polish paper, Dzien-
nik Pozuanski, says it learns from St. Peters-
burg that a rumor is current there that the
czar is ill. The rumor has it that his majesty
is suffering from carcinoma, that is, cancer in
the stricter sense of the word.
Keshan Crop Report.
St. Petersbuko, May 20.—Reports regard-
ing the crop of winter wheat in European
Russia show that in 124 districts it is excel-
lent, in 303 districts good and in ten dis-
tricts bad. Summer wheat in the southern
provinces is generally promising.
For the Peasantry.
St. Petersburg May 20.—Tho Russian im-
perial council has under consideration a pro-
posal by Count VorontzofT to make the Rus-
Biau peasantry the direct owners of the land
they now till for the commune.
New York, May 20.—Tho Herald's Paris
cable says: Tho sentences passed on De
LeBseps, Cottu, J'ontaine and F.iffolb wero
quashed by the court de cassation on account
of irregularities in the procedure.
An Editor Arrested,
Berlin, May 20.—HorrFentz of Mannheim,
eocialist editor, has been arrested for having
written a leader disrespectful to the emperor.
For a Sea VoyHsre.
Berlin, May 20.—The kaiser will start on
the &)tb of June for a short sea voyage on
boord the nnperinl yacht Hohenzollern to the
north of Scotluud, returning oa tho 21st of i
Chbihtina, May 20.—A landslide at Vaorda-
lon, just north of T'roudhjcn, converted tivelvo
largo farms into a lako of Blnno. Many farm-
ors' families aro beltovod to have boon buriod
in the mud.
Stortlunf haa voted 10,000 crowns to rolievo
the destitution of the survivors.
lie l.es.eps ill,
Paris, May 20.—Charles De Lessopa is suf-
fering with acuto dyapopsia and has beon
transferred from tho prison of the Conelegere-
rio to the hospital of St, l.ouis.
THE GREAT WORLD'S FAIR.
Not Improved as They Should Be to Suo-
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Thoro is a good deal of force in the story
told by the president of tho agricultural soci-
ety of Michigan conuorning a recent visit to
Arkansas. He was taken from place to place,
ho says, nnd various chances of making largo
profits in the raising of clover, fruit, etc., ware
urgently pointed out to him. "And why," he
■ askod, "do not your own people turn their at-
tention to these things and make money if it
is so easy?" That is a quostiou which goos to
the core of tho problem of southern prosperi-
ty. The opportunities are there, unquestion-
ably, but the poople do uot improve them.
Instuad of diversifying their industries, they
cling obstinately to the old plan of giving their
time and labor mainly to a single product.
They depend principally upon cotton, that is
to say, regardless of tho fact that the supply
largely exceeds the demand, and that the
prices are consequently too low to leave the
producer any prolit. This fact has been appa-
rent for years, and yet they go on planting
cotton in abuiidanco when practical intelli-
gence should show them the foliy of such a
proceeding. The partiality for that one pro-
duct seems to bo a persuasive and controlling
superstition. Now and then we hear of efforts
beuig made to reduce the acreage, but thoy do
not bring about tho desired result. Cotton
continues to be raised in an excessive quantity,
and its market value continues to go lower
rather than higher with succeeding yoars.
The idea that nothing but cotton can be
raised in the south is a stupid and mischiev-
ous fallacy. In a few localities, perhaps, tho
soil is not adapted, or at least not bo well
adapted, to any other product; but these ex-
ceptional districts constitute only a compara-
tively small portion of the aggregate territory.
Generally speaking, it is possible to raise pro-
fitable crops of various other things that aro
in wide and constant demand. Corn, wheat,
oats and tamo grasses all grow there and yield
well when properly cultivated. There is no
better section of the country for fruit grow-
ing and for the raising of staple vegetables.
Tho people of the south can take advantage of
those chances without any aid from the north,
either in capital or immigration. They havo
only to divert from tho profitless production
of cottou the labor neceassry to plant and
muaago those other crops. Tho same money
and energy now applied to a single product
with such poor returns could easily ba made
to yield a handsome profit if thus transferred
to different fields. No legislation is required
in the case. Tho question is not one of poli-
tic* in any sense, but of business, and the peo-
ple have the means of settling it in their own
hands. It is for them to utiliza the resources
that thoy are so fond of recommending to
otners. They should get rid of tho cottou su-
perstition and givo their attention to the diver-
sification of their agriculture. Therein lies
their best hope of material gain and progress:
and tho snonar they accept it nnd act upon it
in good faith tho more wisdom thoy will show
and the more money they will make.
More Interesting Hxti'.ict] From Editor
Stead's Eemarltablo Story.
St. Louis Despatch,
Yesterday's Dispatch contained a Bummary
of Mr. Stead's article on telepathic writing.
Last night's mails, brought an English
journal from which the following additional
extract ia taken:
Perhaps the most interesting part of Mr.
Stead's story is the evidence which he brings
forward in support of the idea that tue letters
are dictated by the "real self" of tlie corres-
Last February, he writes, I met a corres-
pondent in a railway carriage witb whom I
had a very casual acquaintance. Knowing
that he was iu considerable distress our con-
versation fall into a mora or less confidential
train, iu which I divined that his difiiculy was
I .aid I did not know whether I could be of
any help to him or not, but I asked hun to let
mo know exactly how things stood, what were
his debts, his expectations, and so forth. Ha
said that he ready could not toll mo, and I re-
frained from pressing him. We parted at the
raiiway station. That night I received a let-
ter from him apologizing for not having given
me ths information, but saying that he really
could net. I received that letter about 10
o'clock, ahd about 2 o'clock next morning,
before going to sleep, I sat down in my bed-
room and smd:
"You did not like to tell me your exact finan-
cial position face to faco, but now you can do
so through my hand. Just write and tell me
exactly how things stand. How much money
do you owe if"
My hand then wrote, "My debts aro £90." In
reply to a further inquiry whether tho figure
was accurate.y stated, "ninety pounds" was
then written iu full.
"Is that all?" I askod.
My hand wrote, "Yes; and how I am to pay
them I do not know."
"Well," said I, "how much do you want for
that pioce of property yon wish to sell?"
My hand wrote, "What I hope is, say, £100
for that. It seems a great denl, but I must got
money somehow. Oh, if I could get anything
to do, I wouid gladly do anything!"
"What does it cost you to live?" I asked.
My hand wrote, "I do not think I could pos-
sibly live uuder i'200 a year; you see,I have
to keep somo relatives besides myself. If I
were alone I could live on £50 par annum; but
there is their rent and everything. Where can
I get this? I can not toil."
The next day I made a point of seeking my
friend. He said; "I hopo you are not offended
at my refusing to tell you my circumstances,
but I do not think it is right to trouble you
I said: "I am not offended in the least, and
I hope you will not be oli'ended when I tell
you what I have done."
1 then explained this automatio telepathic
method of communication.
There had boen a perfectly accurate trans-
cription of the thoughts in the mind of a com-
parative stranger, written out with rny own
hand at a timo when we wore at a distance of
aoine miles, within a few hours of the time
when he had written apologizing for not hav-
ins given me the information for which I had
The Unloaded Pistol.
Wobtham, Freestone Co., Tex., May 20.—
While two little negroes were playing with an
unloaded pistol noar Chancellor's gin, this
county, one was accidentally shot and killed.
Ship Lillian L. Bobbins, from New York,
November 2G for Hiogo, put into Aujer ou
April 9 in distress. She reported having en-
countered a terrific galo on Decembor3, dur-
ing which she was thrown on her beam ends
nnd remained in that perilous position for
twenty-two hours. The cargo shifted and
mountainous seas swept over the vessel, car-
rying away a lifeboat and Hooding the cabin.
Someone has tnkon out a patont for a pnir
of scissors, which aro supplied with a spring
betweon tho blades so that they aro kept con-
stantly together when not in use and kept tho
cleaner when they are.
A MAflEED INCREASE IN THE AT-
TENDANCE THIS WEEK.
Discussing the Question of Opening the
Gates on Sunday—An Acoidept—Wom-
en's Congress—Notes and Incidents.
A Keokuk man has shipped to the world',
fair a piano 129 years old, having four pedals
consisting of a loud tone, soft, banjo aocom-
paniinent, and a bass drum and bells striking
Chicago, 111., May 20.—Sinco thooponingof
tile world's fair, little ioss than three weeks
ago, over half a million paying visitors
havo been admitted to tha grouuds. The
numbor would undoubtedly be far greater
woro it not that until within tho lust
three or four days the weather
has been cold and Btormy. Thon there has
been another drawback. Tho fair is still in
an unfinished stato. Some buildings are
completed, but others will require two weoks
to put in placo all the exhibits.
The attendance was unusually large to-day.
This afternoon when the gatoinon roported at-
tendance up to 0 o'clock the superintendent
of admissions urodioted that the admissions
would exceed that of any previous day, open-
ing day excepted. It was noticeable that among
the attendants were crowds of school chil-
dren, who took advantage of the 25 cent rato
deoided upon by tho world's fair authorities.
The children wandered through the buildings
and about ths park, enjoying the outing, and
tho department of admissions was satisfied
that the rato for childrou was one of the wis-
est things yet instituted.
Tho galas of the fuir will be closed again
to-uiorrow, at least the management luys they
will bo clwiod.
The judiciary cornmittoe of the national
commission, which has in charge tho prepara-
tion of a roport on tho action of the local direc-
tory ordering the return of money appropri-
ated by congress and tho opening of the fair
on Sunday, will bring in two reports Monday.
It is believed' the majority report will op-
flose opening Sunday and tho minority favor
t. Both reportB will be directed to tho legal
aspect of tho question. There will be a hot
light over the matter whoa it comes up for
The Floor Ouve Way,
Chicago, III, May 20.—A disastrous acci-
dont to-day marred the close of the great
congress of women. A section of floor 20x30
feet in extent, forming an entrance to Wash-
ington hall in the art institute, suddenly
gave way and fell to the ground,
a distance of twelve feet. Sevonty-flvo panic-
stricken women fell iu a mass of struggling
humanity, and the cries of hundreds already
assembled contributed to the excite-
ment that followed. After scores
of people rushod to tho rescue
and noariy four score of women had been ex-
tricated it was found that about eight persons
had been seriously injured, but none of them
fatally. The cause of tho accidcut
apparently was the fact that weakened by the
continual pa3sing of thousands the sup-
ports of the floor failed. A warning of
the accident was given by a slight
creaking. There was no crash. Slowly tho
platform sank until its timbers were mingled
with shrieking women on solid foundations
twelve feet lower.
For Woman Suffrage.
Chicago, III., May 20.—A business meeting
of the National American woman's equal suf-
frage association was had to-day at tho Palmer
house. The quostiou of granting eaual suf-
frage will ba submitted to a popular
vote in Colorado next fall and m
Kansas, likewise New York, in the fall of
next year and the meeting was for the pur-
pose of formulating a plan of action for iha
couipnign. The charge of the Kansas cam-
paign was rolerred to Laura M. Johns, Eliza,
hatn Hopkins. Mary Bellville-Brown and
B.na A. Otiti of Kansas and Caroline C'linpman
of New York, Rachel Foster-Avery of
Philadelphia, AnnaL. Diggs of Washington,
and Harriot Taylor Upton of Ohio. It was
decided to extend as much aid as possible to
Now York and Colorado in furnishing moaoy
and speakers, but most interest will be cen-
tered in the Kansas struggle.
The Office, lilstrlbu'ed.
Chicago, May 20.—Late last evening mem-
bers of tho international council settled tha
differences over the distribution of offices.
The following wero elect; d: Lady
Aberdeen of Eugland, president:
May Wright Sewall of America,
vico president; Mmo. Marie Martin of France,
recording secretary; Eva Mcljaurin of Eng-
land, corresponding secretary; Baroness Alex-
andria Gnpenberg of Finland, treasurer.
Not to Open on Sunday,
Washington, May 20.—John Willis Baor
Biston, secretary of the United Society of
Christian Eudeavor, had an interviow with
Attorney General Olnoy to-iayin regard to the
government's relation to the Columbian
exposition. Attorney General Olnsy said to
Kuer as all appropriations pertaining
to the World's Columbian exposition wera
made on condition that the exposition would
not ba open to the public Sunday it would ba
the duty of the wond's Columbian commis-
sion to require the closing of the exposition
Sunday. The attorney general informed
Baer that the president had no especial author-
ity in the premises; that the law plainlystated
it and the government would sea the law en-
ALL SORTS ASSORTED.
Music employs 1500 Londoners,
The average heighth of the elephant is niua
Tortoises have been known to live 300
There are forty-eight varieties of the com-
mon house fly.
A single tobacco plant will produce 3i>0,000
The whisky trust sold 15,078,631 gallons in a
The rice crop this year will aggregate about
Armour's grain eievator in Chicago will
hold 3,OtlO,UOJ bushels.
A muscalonge weighing 32% pounds was
caught recently at Alpena, Mich.
Last month 1G0 trains of 177 cars carrying
17,877 passongers were inspected in Chicago.
The average length of the whalo is ti(J feet:
average girth, 10; thickness of blubber, lo
The mail carrior betweon Troy and Ashe-
boro, in North Carolina, walks a distance of
thirty-three miles every day.
Thero are 577 different editions of the Biblo
in the public library of Steuttgart, pr.nted in
over 100 different languages.
Tho largest library in the world is the Na-
tional in l'aris, with 1,100,000 volumes, besides
many manuscripts and pamphlets.
The "Ears to Ear" Bible, published by the
Oxford Press in 1810, has this curious vorso;
"Who hath eara to ear iet him hear."
Successful experiments have been made in
etimulating the growth of such plants as
wheat, corn and tobacco by means of electric
It is a curious fact that all four of tho Aus-
tralian colonies aro now governed by Scotch-
men—Lord Hopetoun, Lord Kintore, Lord
Glasgow and Sir Robert Duff.
Probably no work has boen ascribed to
more authors than "Tho pursuits of litera-
ture," a satirical poem which appeared anon-
ymously at tho ond of the last century.
A block of bituminous coal, four by four
feet and seven feet seven inches high, and
estimated to contain four and one-half tons,
has beon shipped to the world's fair by Jamos
Foley of the Foleyviiie, Ind., mines.
Charles Allnrd, of Misioula, Mont., who has
100 buffaloes on the Flathead reservation, tho
only live herd of such magnitude in the world,
is thinking seriously of exhibiting them at the
Labor agitators Rre so called because they
are inclined to shake work. [Philadelphia
Clerk: "I would like to got off to bury my
Employer) "Very well, but don't lot it oc-
cur again." [Richmond's Monthly.
Tomtnio: "Do you know what draught
horse» aro like?"
Freddie: "Course I do; they are tho ones
that travel liko the wind." [Inter Ocean.
"Mark my words," said the reporter who
wae disposed to argue.
"I will," said the city oditor as he drew his
bluo pencil. [Washington Star.
"Did you see Mrs. Fasson's baby?"
"Yes; it is a miserable little rod faced
"That is too bad. Rod is bo unbecoming to
her." [Chicago Mail.
Annabel: "What is love, anyway?"
Rosalie (who has had expenenco): "Love is
the desire to keep somo other girl from hav-
ing a man you admire." [Chicago Record.
Madge: "What kind of a bathing suit will
you wear at Narragansett this season?"
Miss 1'riin: "I shall wear a suit of the
Madge: "Really, and you'vo kept it all
these yoars?" [New York Herald.
Education on a margin: "It must cost you
students a lot of mouey living at Yale."
I "Well, it does take some money at first, but
afterwards wo can get along all right oa
credit." [Boston Beacon.
"Now, supposing I borrowed $5 from you;
that would represent capital, wouldn't it?"
"But supposing, after a while, you wanted
to get it back-—"
"That would represent labor." LLifo.
"There's wan advantage the Choinaise hov
that should bo looked after," said Officer 11c-
"They can uphake disresphoctful av the law
widout bein' undherstood." [Washington
Jack: "America is a glorious country for
freedom. A man can do Just as he likes
Tom: "Oh, no, ho can't; not always."
Jackt "Yes, ho can. All he has to do is to
dfop a cent in the slot and lie can have his
own weigh any time he wants." [Kato Field's
William A. Lehr
'' of Kendallvllle, Ind., says Hood's
Hood's Sarsaparilla Is
King of Medicines
And His Cure Was
ASmost a foliracio
"C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.
44 Gentlemen: Whoa I was 14 years of ago
I was confined to my bed for several months
by an attack of rheumatism, and when I had
partially recovered I did not hav j tho use of
my legs, so that I had to go on crutches.
About a year later, Scrofula, in the form of
appeared 011 various parts of my body, and
for eleven years I wa3 an Invalid, being con-
fined to my bfd «ix yrari. In that time
ten or eleven of these sores appeared and
liroko, causlnR me great pain nnd suffering.
Several times pieces of bono worked out of
the sores. Physicians did not help nio and
I Became Discouraged
" I went to Chicago to visit a sister, as it
was thought a change of air and scene might
do me good. But I was confined to my bed
most of the time. I was so impressed
with the success of Hood's Sarsaparilla
in cases similar to mine that I decided to try
It. 80 a bottle was bought, and to my great
gratification the sores soou decreased, and I
began t > feel bettor. This strengthened my
faith in the medicine, and in a short time I was
Up and Out of Doors
To make a long story short, I continued to
take Hood's Sarsaparilla for a year, when I
had become so fully released from the chains
of disease that I took a position with tho
Flint & Walling Mfg. Co., and since that timo
have not loat a single day on account of
sickness. I always feel well, am in good
spirits and have a good appetite. I endorse
for It has boen a great blessing to me, and to
my friends my recovery seems almost mirac-
ulous. 1 think Hood's Sarsaparilla is the
king of all medicines." William A. Lima.
No. 9 North Railroad St., Kendallvllle, Ind.
Hood's Pills cure Biliousness*
ITT9 A DUTY yon owe yourself and fam-
ily lo get the best value for your inoucy.
r^oiioiuize in your footwear by purchasing:
ii- 7 V 1 m/i >ii;iii II y |I1|11,huhi11«
\v. jl. JJoiisjua hliocs, which represent tho
bent value for price, a.ked, as lli.u.an4«
S3 SHOE CENTLE^IIEfJ,
THE BEST SHOE IN THE WORLD FOR THE MONET,
OTHER SPECIALTIES in footwear aro of
tlio Barn® LigU grade, and represent a money valuu
far beyond the prices charged. See that namo and
prioo aro stamped on bottom of each Elioe.
. TAKE NO SUBSTITUTE.
W. L, Douglas, lirocktcn, Mass. Sold by
THEO. *»TttAUrtsi,Agout, Tromont, bet. Murketi
and Postoilice streets, halves ton.
Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics & History,
Austin, Tex,, April 26,18iia.
To all whom it may concern :
This ia to certify lliat the
HAKTFOKD LIKE AN1) ANNUITY INSUR-
ANCE COMPANY of Hartford, Conn.,
has in all respects fully complied with the laws
of Texas as conditions precedent to its doing
business in this state, and that said company
holds a certificate of authority from this oilioo
entitling it to do business in this ntato tor uino
mouths from tho 1st day of April, 1S93, to tho
31et day of December, 189:-J.
Given under my hand and seal, at office, in Aus-
tin, the day and duto lirst above written*
[l.8.] JNO.K. HOLL1NGSWORTH,
Agents W anted.
W. H. PATTERSON,
MANAttJia, DALLAS, XXX,
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