The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 51, No. 259, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 8, 1892 Page: 2 of 8
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THE C.ALVESTON DAILY NEWS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1892.
TRAIN AND TRACK TALK.
NO NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN CENTRAL
A Change of Headquarters—Some Dissatis-
faction Expressed — The " Katy
Hoi 3TON, Tex., Dec. 7.—There were no new
developments to-day regarding the appoint-
ment of a general manager of tlio Houston
and Texas Central.
Every indication points to Major Swansone
being tendered the position and Knowing ones
say it is only a question of time whon his offi-
cial appointment will be announced.
Major Swanson is at present at Pass Chris-
tian, Miss., with his family, but his appoint-
ment to the general management of the road
would necessitate his immediate removal to
this city. His many friends here and through-
out the state hope that he may come to Texas
Why So Much Talk ?
Hempstead, Tex., Dec. b.—"I can't see why
there is so much talk about the success of Re-
ceiver Dillingham of the Central when there
is not the least occasion for it. The directors
of the company know thoir business and will
choose a competent man to manage their val-
uable property. No matter whom they Belect
the officers and all experienced employes, who
have made the Central's property so valuable
and managed so well since it has been in the
hands of a receiver, will not be fired out and
inexperienced men installed in their places."
Thus spoke an old Houstoman and a man well
posted on the affairs of the company.
"Do you think General Superintendent
Quinlan and Division Superintendents Lee
and Daffau will hold their places?"
"Why not? The former really deserves the
office of general manager, and nobody at
present can guess whether he is the luoky
man already chosen; but even if Colonel A.
H. Swanson is the man, everybody knows the
pleasant former official relations those gentle-
men experienced together before the reeoiver
was appointed several years ago. Quinlan
held the same office when Colonel SwanBon
was general manager then; and Division Su-
perintendents Lee and Datfau, the former on
the branch from Beaumont to Albany, known
as the Texas Central, and the lattor the north-
ern division from Hearne to Denison, were
also Swanson's trusted lieutenants then. Why
should any change be expected? All these
officers are competent, energetic and first
class railroad men, enjoying the love and re-
Bpect of their men in all tho different depart-
ments, and the fact is well known that every
man feels a pride in the success of the com-
pany and takes pains to render the best ser-
vice possible. Therefore I assert that only a
few changes may take place when the general
manager takes hold."
Houbton, Tex., Dec. 7.—There is some dis-
satisfaction expressed among the Masonic
fraternity in this city growing out of the fail-
ure of some of the roads to comply with tho
agreement made with the transportation com-
mittee of the order to make a rate of one and
a third fare for the round trip to Houston
from all parts of the state on account of the
annual session of the grand lodge of Masons
held in this city. Many of the Masons claim
they were obliged to pay full fare to Houston,
notwithstanding the fact that a one and a
third rate had been announced by all rail-
roads. Tho junction agents of several lines in
the state it seems were not advised to sell at
reduced rates, and when applied to by mem-
bers of tho order for reduced rate tickets re-
fused to sell them.
Tho transportation committee, looking to
an amicable adjustment of the difficulties,
have notified the grand secretary of the order,
who has written to the general passenger
agents of the various roads, stating the facts
in the case and asking for relief.
The Houston and Texas Central and
branches and the Southern Pacific and itB
branches have agreed to give returning dele-
gatas to points on their line a rate of 1 cent
per mile upon presentation of a certificate
from the grand secretary of the order to tlie
effect that they wore members of the order at-
tending the grand lodge Bession in this city.
It is probable that the other roads will pursue
the course adopted by the Central and
Southorn Pacitio and thus give the delegates
the benefit of the one and a third fare rate as
Houston Headlight Flashos.
Houston, Tex., Dec. 7.—The new time
o&rd recently issued by the Southern Pacific,
and which will go into effect on December 18,
has been sent out to the various agents along
the line of the road.
T. E. Kinsey, district superintendent of the
Pullman palace oar company, with head-
quartera in Galveston, was in the city to-day.
H. D. Patrick, agent of the Houston and
Texas Central at Austin, is in the city attend-
ing the session of the grand lodge of Masons.
John Conniff, general manager of the
Crescent news company, with heaaquartore at
New Orleans, was a visitor to the city to-day.
Traveling Auditor Sanford of tho Santa Fe
was in the city to-day on official business.
W. J. Beans, formerly baggage master on
the Santa Fe, running from Houston to Alvin,
has accepted his old position after a recrea-
tion of some length, and went out on the run
"The Old Homestead" company arrived this
afternoon from Galveston over the Interna-
tional and Great Northern.
P. H. Coombs, general agent of the Cotton
Belt, went north on the Houston and Texas
Central this morning.
Traveling Auditor Homer of the San An-
tonio and Aransas Pass was in the oity to-day
checking up the local station.
The Texas Trunk Receiver.
Houston, Tex., Dec. 6.—-The appointment
of Captain George T. Atkins as receiver of the
Texas Trunk railway, to succeed Charles Dil-
lingham, as announoed in a special to The
News from Dallas to-day created a great
deal of talk in railroad circles.
The Texas Trunk railway, of which Captain
Atkms has been appointed receiver, is a small
road running from Dallas to Kemp, and is
forty-seven miles in length.
As yet Colonel Dillingham's successor to
control the Houston and Texas Central rail-
way has not been announced, but is daily
the katt appraisers.
Special Commissioners A. C. Herndon, H.
T. Keller and others, appointed for the pur-
pose of appraising certain property along
the proposed right of way of the Missouri,
Kansas and Texas road into the
city, are to have a meeting to-mor-
row. Thoy will come together at
10 o'clook in the county court room in the
county judge's office, and will take testimony
to bring ont the value of the property in ques-
tion, so l|iat they can fix a condemnation
value. There are eight pieces of property in-
Waco, Tex., Dec. 7.—Alfred Abeel, of Waco,
received his appointment to-day as receiver of
the Waco and Northwestern railway, vice
Charles Dillingham, resigned. The appoint-
ment was made by Hon. A. P. McCormick,
United States circuit judge of the fifth cir-
cuit. Mr. Abeel will make his bond to-mor-
row and take possession.
Chang* of Headquarters.
Houston, Tex., Deo. 7.—Within the next
w«e!< the first shipment of office furniture and
pl iers belonging to the land department of
the Sou Hi'rn Paciflo and Houston and Texas
(' • ral will be made to San Antonio, where
t ,, : t»i heauquarters of this department
will ba located in the future. Colonel C. C.
Gihbs. the head of the department, stated to
a News man to day that he thought the entire
office force would go with him to the Alamo
city, and consequently no change would bs
made in the regular working force of the
Colonel Gibbs will remain here a few days
superintending the transportation of the be-
longings of the stVice to their new headquar-
New Time Table.
Houston, Tex., Deo. 6.—Division Superin-
tendents Ennia, MuQueeney and W. S. Hos-
kint of the Sabine and East Texas, represent-
ing the Southern Pacific system, wore in the
city to-day. and together with General Super-
intendent W. G. Van Vieck arranged a new
time tablo, which will go into effect on De-
There are no material changos in the move-
ment of passenger trains, except that train
No. 18 has boen abolished and No. 20 will run
in its stead. Tho hour of arrival under the
now schedule has been fixed at 10.50 p. m. in-
stead of 10 o'clock as formerly and the hour
of departuro from here at 11.15 p. m. instead
Through a Camera.
Houston, Tex., Dec. 7.—"St.Louis Through
a Camera" is the title of a new book issued by
tho city of St. Louis and used as an advertis-
ing medium by the Missouri Pacific railway,
which has received 25,000 copies, and are dis-
tributing them throughout the south. The
book is a work of art, and is replete vrtth val-
uable information pertaining to St. Louis and
contamB many photos of fainilar points of in-
terest in that city. The book was received by
Ticket Agent Geo. D. Hunter of the Interna-
tional and Great Northern with the compli-
ments of H. C. Townsend, general passenger
agent of the Missouri Pacific.
New Time Table.
Houston, Tex., Dec. 7.—Division Superin-
tendent L. A. Daffon of tho HouBton and
Texas Central and Superintendent Lee of the
same road were busy to-day arranging for a
new time table, to go into effect at an early
A change in time on the Houston and Texas
Central was made noceasary on account of the
recent change in time on the Southern Pacific
in order that connections may be made with
The now schedule will in all probability
be completed within the next week or ten days.
Work on tho "Katy."
Houston, Tex., Dec. 7.—Work on the Mis-
souri, Kansas and Texas bridge aoross White
Oak bayou in this city is being pushed forward
with all possible haste. An engineering corps
and a large force of men and teams are on the
grounds, and everything is being done to aid
in rushing the work.
Already the bridge has assumed some pro-
portions. The piles have boen driven in the
ground about three-fourths the length of the
proposed structure, and tho ties are being dis-
tributed preparatory to being placed in posi-
Houston Cotton Reoelpti.
Houston, Tex., Dee. 7. — The following
are to-day's receipts of cotton over the various
roads leading into Houston:
Bouthorn Pacific i>21
Houston and Texas Central 2,9:13
International and Great Northern 499
Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe
Houston East and West Texas 709
San Antonio and Aransas Pass
A Kutslan Railroad Man.
Marshall, Tex., Dec. 7.—S. Tatline, super-
intendent of the Moscow and Brest railway of
Kussia, with his interpreter, W. R. Ebell, of
Chicago, is in this city. Mr. Tatline was sent
to this country by the Russian government, to
investigate and report on tho operation of
American railways. He waB shown through
the Toxbr and Paciflo shops and Marshall car
whoel and foundry Bhops, and expressed him-
self as highly pleased with what ho had seen.
A Commission Circular.
Austin, Tex., Deo. 7.—The railroad com-
mission, for the first time since tho McCor-
mick decision, issued a circular to-day mak-
ing rates. It is an amendmeut to a circular,
and raises rates made on the Rio Grande rail-
way between Brownsville and Point Isabel
and the end of the track, as follows: Corn
in car loads, II cents per 100 pounds; flour, 13
cents; lumber, 9 cents.
Circular to Conductors.
Palestine, Tex., Dec. 7.—A circular just
issued by tho International nnd Great Northern
railroad to conductors reads: "All annual,
time and trip passes of the issue of 1892 will
be void after midnight, December, 31, 1892.
Conductors will refuse to acoept for passage
any form of free transportation of the issue of
1892, or .'ormer years, prosontod for passage
after that time."
New Time Card.
The Houston and Texas Central Railway
company has just issued a new local time
card and train time to all junction and termi-
The Railroad CominUson Hearing.
The railroad commission will commence
taking evidence at the Beach hotel on Friday,
all of the members then expecting to be able
New Wall Map.
The Union Paciflo Railroad company has
recently issued a large wall map of the United
States, showing the entire connections of the
JAY GOULD'S WILL
The Bulk of His Property Left to His
Grown Children as Trustees,
New York, Dec. 7.—Jay Gould's will,
after making specific bequests to mem-
bers of his family, including houses,
pictures, furniture and sums ranging
to $25,000, with life annuities of $25,000
creates a trust fund of $500,000 for his grand-
son and namesake, Jay Gould. To Georgo J.
Gou Id he gives $5,000,000 in cash and stock.
George J. Gould, Edwin Gould, Howard
Gould and Helen M. Gould are executors and
trustees. All the rest of the estate is devised and
bequeathed to the executors and trustees in
trust, the same to be divided in six equal
parts and invested for each of his children,
George J., Edwin, Howard, Frank J., Helen
M. and Anna, the income to be paid the chil-
dren for life, and the trustees have power to
dispose of the same by the will in favor of
issus in case of death.
poned on account of the weather. It will
come off to-night.
There will be a meeting of the E. T. P.
and R S. association at the firemen's hall Fri-
lay night next to perfect arrangements for
the second annual exhibition of the associa-
tion, which begins here on the 15th iustani.
Letters have been received from vari-
ous portions of the stato poultry and pot
stock fanciers, which indicate that the com-
ing exhibition in our city will be one of the
finest nnd moBt complete ever seen in the
south, and for which ample appropriations
are being made by tho association.
Yesterday was a day of mighty bad weather
at Palestine and vicinity. Rain fell in deluges
and high winds, amounting almost to tor-
nadoes, passed over portions of the county.
One houso, five miles south of the city, was
blown down and a man and woman badly in-
jured, the latter having a leg fractured.
Names not known.
BRENHAM AND VICINITY.
NO LOSS OF LIFE BUT DAMAGE BY
THE RECENT CYCLONE.
Columbia, Tex., Dec. 7.—Mr. James Mo-
Clerg, who moved here recently from Ne-
braska with the view of improving his health,
died on the 4th of heart disoase.
Mr. H. Masterson passed through town yes-
The public roads are being worked.
The steamers Whitewater, Alice Blair and
Hiawatha have about as much as they can do
now hauling cotton.
Mr. Travis L. Smith is laying the old Osce-
ola plantation and all lands belonging thereto
off into forty-acre lots, with the view of locat-
ing 100 families of Italians.
Drs. Marcus Weoms and J. V. Braham re-
turned yesterday from Cedar lake, where they
have been on a hunting and fiBhing expedi-
tion. They report game plentiful in that sec-
A Two Years' Sentenoe.
Palestine, Tex., Dee. 7.—In the district
court this weok Jim Sullivan was given two
years in tho penitentiary for theft, John
Adams two and throe years ou two cases of
theft and John Smith three years for burglary.
The entertainment intended for last night
tor the benefit ol the world'* fan was post-
Twenty Per Cent More Gold Reserve
Washington, Dec 7.—The annual report of
the secretary of the treasury shows that the
government revenues from all sources dur-
ing the past fiscal year were $425,868,260; total
expenditures, $415,953,806; leaving a sur-
plus of $9,914,453. With the
cash balance the national bank
redemption fund and a few small items added
tho surplus was $40,750,468, which was applied
to the payment of the public debt and nation-
al bank notes. Compared with the fiscal
year 1891 the receipts for 1892 have fallen off
$32,675,952, the principal losses being custom
house receipts, $42,069,241, and in profits
of coinage $5,681,479. On the other hand
there was a gain in the internal revenue re-
ceipts of $4,998,650, and in the sales of Dis-
trict of Columbia bonds of $2,412,744. .
For the present year the estimated revenues
are $463,336,350 44; estimated expenditures
$461,336,350 41. These estimates, says the sec-
retary , aro based upon tho conditions pre-
vailing prior to the late election.
Touching the gold reserve the report says
the treasury has difficulty with tho limited
amount of cash on hand above the $100,000,000
redemption fund to keep a sufficient stock of
gold. If shipments continue as large as they
have been during the past two years the gold
i n the treasury will be diminished below
the reservo line. Tho maintenance of
s ilvor at par has also increased
a possible charge upon the gold
reserve, nnd therefore the secretary suggests
that the roserve for redemption of govern-
ment obligations should be increased to the
extent of at least 20 per cent of the amount of
treasury notes issued under the act of July 14,
1890. The secretary says: As will be seen by
estimates submitted, tho receipts of the cur-
rent and next fiscal year are not likely, if
present conditions continue, to fall below tho
Yet in view of the fact that the surplus for
this year will be Binall upon the basis stated,
with a probability of a falling off in receipts,
I think revenues should be so inoreased as to
enable the treasury department to maintain a
gold reserve of not less than $125,000,000
to maintain a comfortable working bal-
ance in the treasury cash. As a general
revision of our customs laws is not improba-
ble, 1 do not feel like suggesting any special
methods for increasing the revenue, though I
should otherwise think an additional tax on
whisky, which could be collected without
additional cost, would furnish an easy
He gives statistics to show the success of
reciprocal treaties now in operation, and says
the result of reciprocity will bo enlarged mar-
kets for our agricultural and manufacturing
products and increased employment for our
Of imports and exports of tho United States
dnring tho fiscal years from 1857 to 1892 he
says: "These figures exhibit a lamentable
condition of affairs. It would seem we were
well hemmed In by subsidized steamship
companies and subsidized railroads by
the British government monopolizing trade
legitimately belonging to our own people,
a step toward such prevention by a provision
in the stntutes for granting an Ainenoan title
to American owned vessels of cortain classes
In the foreign trade in the right direction."
On the subject of publio buildings the secre-
tary says the expenditures during the year
ended Scptomber 30 last were $,741,286 and
outstanding contract liabilities $2,834,400,
making a total of $9,575,609.
On the subject of Chinese exclusion the sec-
retary says that notwitstanding the severity of
tho laws relating thereto many Chinese per-
sons find their way into our territory, chiefly
by way of Canada.
Provision is made for the admission of Chi-
nese exhibitors and the employes of exhib-
itors at the world's fair, and it is probable,
tho secretary says, that a large number of
Chinese laborers will enter by this authority.
The secretary Bays at the close of the fisoal
year no applications for certificates had been
made by resident Chinese laborers and there
seems to be a determination on tne part of
Chinese not to register.
The secretary renews tho recommendation
of his last report that congress enact legisla-
tion to moke obligatory the use of the metric
systom of weights and measures in all trans-
actions at the United States customhouses.
On the subject of quarantine the secretary
says: "Stato laws can not properly control
or direct the management of great quaran-
tines where other states are interested. The
whole country should have a voice in their
management, and this can only be accom-
plished such legislative action as will
forbid the colleotion of quarantine
fees by state or municipal authori-
ties, and which shall direct the assumption of
quarantine duties by the United States. This
duty rostB under the same authority as that
under which the laws relating to immigration
are framed and executed. Every serious epi-
demio that this country has ever known
has boen traced direct to immigration,
and it must now be apparent that
the Barne authority that oontrols immigration
should control quarantine. Admitting; that
any particular local quarantine may be per-
fectly managed, of what avail is it if a neigh-
boring port has either lax or insufficient
quarantine. Such are the facilities for
inland communication that all quarantines
must be fully efficient to be successful in pre-
venting the importation of diseaBe, and only
the strong arm of the government directed
under laws enacted by representatives of the
whole people can give confidence and secur-
Cotton Factor« Fall.
Memphis, Tenn,, Deo. 6.—L. &, N. Wil-
czinski, wholesale grocers and cotton factors,
and one of the largest and most prominent
firms in Greenville, Miss., failed to-day. Lia-
bilities more than $200,000, due principally to
eastern creditors. The failure foroed the firm
of Wilczinaki & Elser, also of Greenville, to
Henrixtta, Tex., Deo. 7.—B. R. Cobb and
J. W. Wilcox, cattlemen, composing the firm
of Cobbs Wilcox, having their ranch and
headquarters in the south part of Clay oounty,
wore attached by the Farmers' national bank
of this placo for $9000. Their liabilities are
about $22,000; assets about $15,000.
/Deed of Trust Filed.
Waco, Tex.. Deo. 7.—Torrence Bros, filed
a deed of trust to-night to secure Waco cred-
itors aggrogatmg $1900. W. T. Wallace is the
For the Davis Monument.
Nashviixb, Tenn., Deo. 7.—At a meeting of
the Young Men's democratic club to-night a
resolution was adopted to pay over the fund
raised under the auspices of the club as a do
nation to the Jefferson Davis monument fund
to the proper parties. The amount is about
Don't beeeme soutipaMd. Take R»«oha«'» FUls,
The West Texas M. E. Conference—Marriage
Licenses and Real Estate Trans-
Bkenham, Tcx,, Dec. 7.—Yesterday after-
noon, at about 4 or 5 o'clock, acyclone formed
near the old Allcorn place, five miles north-
enst of Brcnliam, and hlew almost duo east in
a track varying in width from 100 to 400
yardB, and extending about ten miles, leav-
ing destruction in its wako. Its track can be
traced by prostrate trees, ruined houses and
fences, and debris of all sorts. So far as can
be learned to-day there were no deaths, but a
number of halrbreedth escapes and several
persons injured. About eight miles northeast
of here it blew down the house of Aggie Lane,
colored, crippling her in the ankle. Spencer
Lane, her son, ran to the window to
look out just before the cyclone struck,
and was caught and dashed through
the opposite side of the house just as
the walls were carried away. He was bruised
and cut about the body. Rienzi Lane, an-
other son, was knocked down by allying frag-
ment of a joist and cut in the jaw. There
was a bale and a half of cotton in the house;
no trace of it could be seen after the dust
Frank King, colored, had a house just about
forty yards south of Aggie Lane's. He heard
the storm coming and, grabbing one of his
children in his arms and catching another by
tho hand, he started to rush out to a clump of
bushes for shelter, but just as he jumped out
of the door the wind whisked the
child out of his arms and dashed it
back into the houso. Frank and the
other child were dashed violently to the
ground and the house came down with a
crash, falling from its blocks and turning
over. Roth children were bruised and Frank
received a severe cut between the eyes.
About half a mile east of King's house was
the cabin of Felix Robertson, another negro.
The house was blown all to pieces. All of the
family were more or ioss bruised and one of
his children was severely cut in the head by a
piece of of flying timber.
A half mile further, oast of Felix Robertson,
was the house of Joicie Jones, also colored.
The house was blown to pieces, but none of
the family were much hurt. One and a half
miles east of Joicie Jones is the old
Waters place where Fritz Juergans,
a German, lives. His house was blown
down, and his barn, ihroe hogs and one year-
ling were killed. A horse was carried a hun-
dred yardB and crippled. Mrs. Juergans was
struck by falling timber and hurt.
One mile east of Juorgans' Warren Mc-
Cown, a negro, had nearly all his fencing car-
ried away. A bale of cotton in the seed and
stack of fodder were carried completely away.
Treos and fences were swept clean all along
the track of the cyclone. Just before the
wind there was a sprinkling of hail and vivid
lightning. Hail stones as large bb hen eggs
and even larger fell in the Cedar Hill neigh-
borhood, and at intervals all along the traefc
of the storm.
There was a black, funnel-shaped cloud
from which the wind seemed to come, and
the noise made was described as being a loud,
roaring sound like a half dozen railroad
trains dashing by at once.
The West Texas A. M. E. conference con-
vened here to-day. About 100 ministers are
now here. Bishop B. F. Lee of Philadelphia
arrived last night. There are three districts
represented in the conference, viz.: Brenham
district, Rev. B. W. Roberts of Waco, presid-
ing elder; Wallis district, Rev. R. Deal of
WalliB, presiding elder, nnd San Antonio dis-
trict, Kav. G. E. Taylor of Austin, presiding
The presiding elders had a meeting yester-
day afternoon and examined applicants for
admission into the conference.
The conference met at St. John's A. M. E.
church at 10.30 o'clock this morning, Bishop
The subject of the lesson was the twenty-
seventh Psalm, after which the bishop ex-
horted the conference on pastoral duties. Tho
Iwmn "And are we yet alive" was sung, Dr.
H. L. Trapp presiding at the organ. Prayer
was offered by Rev. w. M. Leake of Chappell
Hill. Dr. J. H. Armstrong, financial secre-
tary of the A. M. E. connection, rend the lit-
any. Elder B. W. Roberts then delivered the
address of welcome and paid a high
tribute to Bishop Lee, to which the bishop
responded in a very touching manner.
The conference then proceeded to organize
by electing Elder B. W. Roberts secretary,
and the following cominittoeswero appointed:
Presiding elders: B. W. Roberts, Brenham
district; R. Deal, Wallis district; and A. E.
Taylor, San Antonio district. Presiding Elder
E. Howard, J. H. Armstrong, financial secre-
tary, from Washington, I). C., and Prof. H.
T. Keeling, president of the Paul y.uiun college
of Waco, are among the distinguished visitors
to the conference.
County Clerk O. A. Seward has issued the
following marriage licenses for tho weok end-
ing December 7;
William Winkelman and Sophie Wotuneyer.
Washington Hayes and Margaret Brown.
Gustav Klingsporn and Bertha Hohlt.
Adolph Meyer and Bertha Kogge.
Gustav Kieke and Marie Schwarz.
W. H. Zschappel and Louise Zeiss.
Rooert Shepard and Jenny Carr.
Columbus Taylor and Johanna Ferguson,
Andrew Johnson Randon and Millie Barnes.
Frank Hutcheson and Beckio Hogan.
Lcuis Heins and Henrietta Klump.
Georgo Ferguson and Annie Barber.
Henry Wieghat and Louise Lange.
Samuel McDonald and Mary McDonald.
Dietrich Wessels and Annie Strickler.
The following are the ronl estate transfers
recorded n the county clerk's office during
the past week:
T. A. Low to Brockschmidt & Hohlt, two
lots in Brenham: $7500.
J. M. Hons to H. Eichler, 107}^ acres Ckas.
I'leasner league; $2795.
John W. Wallace, jr., and wife to J. W.
Wallace, 121X acres James Walker league;
W. S. Burnett and wife to W. A. Wood, one
lot in Brenham; $100
Hary Haynes, to W. A. Wood, one lot in
Heber Stone, to H. Cohen, ono lot in Bren-
ham ; $2500.
John Nix and wife to Thomas Dwyer, 100
acres S. F. Austin labor; $802 35.
Lucy Rucker to P. H. Baruhill, 8 acres A.
Harrington leaguo; $150.
11. Cohen and wife to Mrs. P. Graber, one
lot in Brenham; $2500.
Cartmel lodge No. 39,1. O. O. F., did not
have a quorum prosont last night and the elec-
tion of officers was postponed until the next
In tho mayor's court to-day Ed Parker for
disturbing the peace and striking Adelaide
Williams was fined $5.
Peter Bradford for disturbing tho peace was
In Justice Binz's court tho caso of the state
of Texas vs. Drayton Waters was tried by a
jury and resulted in a mistrial. The jury was
dismissed And another jury impaneled and the
case proceeded with, the jury returning a ver-
dict of not guilty.
The Progressives, a literary society, was to
have met at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. W.
A. Lockett last night, but on account of the
inclement weather they did not meet.
T. J. Coggiue, special agent for the Gulf,
Colorado and Santa Fo, to day made com-
plaint against Tom Montgomery and Daniel
Jones, two negroes, forcommitting the assault
on Fireman Coleuian on November 26, at
which time the train ou which Coleman
workod was just running in on I lie siding, and
the two negroes knocked the fireman down
with rocks. The object was supposed to hare
been robbery. Warrants wero issued for tho
arrest of Montgomery and Jonos.
Rev, T. W. Erwin of Austin Presbyterian
college of Sheimnri was hero to-day on his
way to Austin county to look after a farm
which Mr. J. N. Chadwick of Chappell Hill
had given the school. There aro 1298 acres in
the farm and it is valued at $10,000. The in-
come of this farm goes to the education of
young men for the Presbyterian ministry.
Fred Telder left for Beaufort, S. C., to-day
to ongago m business.
W. (\ Lipscomb of William Penn was here.
Edward Smith, formorly of this county but
now of'Collin county, is here visiting relatives.
Cyrus McCutcheon has sold out his interests
at Burton and moved to Bolton to-day.
G. E. Mitchell of Independence, J. N. Chad-
wick of Chappell Hill and Captain J. T.
Shelby of Burton wero among the visitors to-
Colonel D. C. Giddings and daughter. Miss
Lillian, accompanied by Miss Frankie Foote,
went to Galveston.
Olympic Club Dates.
New Orleans, La., Dec. 7.—The directors
of the Olympic club have definitely fixed the
date of the triple event which is to maintain
tho club's record for high class sport during
the carnival. In order to avoid conflict with
the carnival, the dates have been fixed for
March 1, 2 and 3.
Lannon Sues Corbett.
Boston, Mass., Dec. 7.—James Corbett was
arrested in this oity yesterday afternoon on
mesne process. The action was brought by
Joseph A. Lannon, a Boston pugilist, to re-
cover the sum of $5000 for alleged broach of
contract to spar with him (Lannon) at Lan-
non's exhibit in this city. Corbett was not
taken into custody, and appeared at the the-
ater as usual.
Corsicana, Tex., Dec. 7.—Dick Nelton's
residence in East Corsicana was burned last
night with its contents. Total loss; insured
in tho Centennial of New York for $1510.
A Total Long.
Tebrbll, Tex., Deo. 7.—The residence of
Mr. Parker at Elmo burned to-day. Loss
total; no insurance.
Colonel Win. I*lke Glover.
Georgetown, Tex., Doc. 6.—Colonel Win.
Pike Glover' died here on November 29 and
was buried on the 30th. Mr. Glover was born
in Harrodsburg, Ky., January 16, 1817, emi-
grated to northern Missouri in 1836, where ha
resided until February, 1884, at which time he
came to this place, where he has since re-
Snow in the West.
Kansas Cit?, Mo., Dec. 7.—The Star's
Wichita special says: The rain which
fell all day yesterday turned to snow about
midnight, and to-day a white blanket four to
six inches deep covers the entire southwest-
ern part of tho state and Oklahoma.
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 7.—Snow has been fall-
ing here since 10 o'clock last night. Street
car traffic has been entirely abandoned. The
snow is accompanied by a big wind from the
north, and it is growing colder, with pros*
poets for a blizzard. Railways centering in
Ornaha report all trains greatly delayed, and
some have been abandoned,
Makshaltown, la., Dec. 7.—A driving
snowstorm with a high north wind has pre-
vailed hero Binco midnight. ThiB evoning it
is snowing heavily and drifting badly.
Sauna, Kan., Dec. 7.—It was snowing last
evening and continuod until noon to-day ac-
companied by a galo nnd many roads are im-
passable. The passenger trains on most rail-
roads aro greatly dolayed.
Abilene, Kan., Doc. 7.—A blizzard has been
raging sinco midnight. Thero are nearly
two feet of snow, drifting badly. All trains
Bain and Hail.
Gat Hill, Tex., Dec. 7.—A very hoavy rain
fell here nearly all day yesterday. In the
evening there was a strong wind from the
Bouthwost and a dark oloud formed
in tho northwest about 5 o'clock and
in that direction could bo heard a terrible
roaring. It is supposed to have boen hail that
caused it, as parties coming in from the south-
east report hail stones as large as a man's fist
to have fallen, but not very thick. No mate
rial damage has been reported up to this time
The cotton seed shipment from this station
is about'over. Up to this time sixty-one car-
loads have been shipped, which is by far the
largest ever made.
A Good Top Crop.
New BrAunfels, Tex., Deo. 6.—Cotton is
coming to this market at the rate of 400 bales
a day. Merchants pay good prices and we ex-
pect fully 20,000 bales this season, a gain of
5000 bales over last year. This section of tho
country has been blessed by a vory good crop
of cotton, the yield being three-fourths of a
bale per acre on an average. Besides this the
lint of the top orop is of a good quality and
The electric light plant is at last a certainty,
Mr. Harry Lnnde having made arrangements
in New York to get the plant started as soon
]<Sl93a3i O ttlesrs. 'ITS®
Rockdale, Tex., Dec. 7.—At the annual
meeting of the stockholders of the Rockdale
improvement company held at the office of
the company in Rockdale the following direc-
tors wero elected for the ensuing year:
Leonard Isaacs, R. H. Ames, C. H. Coffield
0. J. Gorman. One vacancy to be filled.
The following officers wero elected: C. H.
Coffield, president; O. J. Gorman, vice presi-
dent; R. H. Ames, secretary and treasurer.
Mr. J. W. Scurry the lightning made on a
mirror the photograph of a cabbage plant
growing in the garden near by and directly
opposite the glass which i) plainly visible
through a window which intervenes, and is on
a direct line between the mirror and the plant.
The picture of the plant is Btill plain and dis-
tinct, the stalk and leaves being clearly out-
lined, even to the veining of tho leaves.
A brisk north wind blew up last night and
the weather is clear and quite cool to-day.
Wild and Woolly Fellows.
Georgetown, Tex., Dec. 7.—County court
commenced here yesterday. This being a
non-jury civil docket, there is not much being
done in court.
Judge W. L. Davidson of the court of ap-
peals left this morning for Tyler.
Three "wild and woolly" fellows who, after
loading up on red-eye, ran their horse* down
Main street toward the Gabriel bridges Satur-
day night, shooting their popguns ana giving
the citizens In that locality a sample of the
strength of their lungs. They were closely
| followed by Henry Purl, who after one hour's
! hard riding succeeded in capturing the afore-
said woolly boys and landing them behind the
Rain and Mud.
Ella, Tex., Dec. 7.—A heavy rain Bet in
erethis morning, followed in a few hours by
a hard wind, which destroyed tho dwelling
houseB of J. Moore and J. Steel, the inmates
escaping with slight injuries. None of the
property was insured.
Steele <5: Steele are having their gin fitted
with a new steam press of the most approved
Dr. B. P. McVey who has had a very suc-
cessful practice here has moved to Mumford,
where ho intends to make his home.
The Prisoners Escaped.
Rockwall, Tex., Dec. 7.—About 8 o'clock
last night the prisoners in the jail made their
escape. They wero: Tom Elsey and Will
Weaver, charged with theft of cotton, and G.
W. Brown, charged with bigamy.
The jailer at the usual hour went up to lock
them in the cell. Two of them had secreted
themsolves "behind the cell, and as the jailer
was stooping over they fell upon and over-
powered him, making their escape.
A Bridegroom's Suicide.
Guthrie,Ok., Doc. 7.—On last Friday Chas.
D. Randall and Miss Laura Taylor, well
known young people of Stillwater, came to
this city and wero married. They at once re-
turned to that city, and Monday night the
groom committed suicide by taking morphine.
He had borrowed money to get married on,
and being unable to pay it back ended his
troubles by suicide.
The Weather Observed at Chioago.
Chicago, III., Deo. 7.—The Chicago weather
bureau this evening reported a great snow and
wind storm passing over the country. Be-
tween hero and the Missouri river a snow
storm is raging, while it is raining in the east.
The Doctors Saved Him.
Greenville, Tex., Dec. 7.—Charlie Haw-
kins, a young man of this place, swallowed
nino grains of morphine this evening. The
doctors saved his life.
THAT GAY DECEIVER.
A Fisherman Drowned.
Fort Smith, Ark., Dec 7.—Twenty-five
United States convicts left this evening for
the houBe of corroction at Detroit, Miohigan,
in charge of Deputy Marshal George Yoes.
Their sentences range from ono toeight years.
Frank Broffit, aged about 70 years, went
fishing about the rnlddlo of September and
never returned. To-day his body was found
in the Faliau river, near this city, badly de-
Rusk, Tex., Dec. 7.—A cyclone struck Pine-
town, a small village in Cherokee county
about eight miles west from this place, at about
5.40 o'clock yesterday evening, completely
demolishing eight residences and a cotton
gin. Twelve or fifteen people were slightly
injured. One negro boy was killed and
another received fatal injuries. The names
of tho killed and injured have not yet been
Admitted to Bail.
Jackson, MisB.. Dec. 6.—George Money,
Bon of CongroBsman-elect H. D. Money, who
shot and killed Elam, the populist, in Carrol-
tou Saturday, has been bailed in tho sum of
$8000. A gentleman from the locality claims
publio sentiment is with young Money. The
caso has created almost as much excitement
as the killing of Postmaster Matthews two
Charged With Attempting Arson.
Waco, Tex., Dec. 7.—Anthony Hodge was
arrested to-day, charged by his fathe-in-law,
William Young, with attempted arson.
Photographed by Lightning.
Chappell Hill, Tex., Deo. 7.—A hard rain
fell here yesterday, accompanied by much
lightning and thunder, during which a rare
phenomenon occurred. At the home of
BROWN'S IRON BITTERS
cure3 Dyspepsia, In-
Who's afraid of a comet? Never touched
ub. [Kansas City Times.
Whether the comet struck the earth or not
we are here. [Indianapolis News.
If it is not Biela's comot perhaps it is Gil-
doroy's kite. [Syracuse Standard.
The comet is very like the late lamented
election. It went the other way. [Albany
Some say a comet struck the earth, but it
looks tnoro as if the earth may have struck a
comot. [Boston Globe.
Oae or two of tho six comets reported in the
sky may ho the vanishing rainbows of the
third party. [Indianapolis News.
The comet carne about aB near smashing
the earth as the republican party camo to
carrying tho country on tho 8th of November.
[Kansas City Star.
The astronomers couldn't comet over us,
could they? Here wo are, alive and kicking,
just as bright and fresh, particularly as fresh,
as ever. I New York Recorder.
Prof. Howe of tho university of Denver fig-
ures the comet as 154,100,000,000.000 miles
away from the earth. It may be said to have
come to nought—very much so. [Philadel-
The astonomers should get together and
agree on the particulars as to the comet. As
things are now the distinguished gentlemen
are several million miles apart in their figur-
ing. Thus far they have only succeeded in
showing that astronomy is not yet an exact
Bcience. [Boston Herald.
You gain nothing by doing
without it, but you lose a
great deal. Pearline makes
it easy to keep clean. It
washes clothes or cleans house,
saving labor in everything; it
harms nothing. Besides it
does away with the Rub, Rub,
Rub. There'll always be trou-
ble without it. You will work
hard to do little, and do little
but hard work.
y* of imitations which are being
nPWCJfP peddled from door to door.
JJv VY cvl v* First quality goods do not re-,
quire such desperate methods to sell them.
PEARLINE sells on its merits, and is manufact.
ured only by 269 JAMES PYLE, New York.
THE GAL7EST0N GAS CO,
All orders or oomplainte, to receive prompt at-
tention, should be left at the office of the com-
pany, in the brick building on
MARKET ST., BET. UTH AMD *5TH,
Between the hours of 8 and 12 o'cloek a. m.
JOUN S. KWALT,
Secretary and Treasurer.
T. L. CROSS & CO.,
SHIP STORES AMD CHANDLERY,
Manuacturers' Agent* and
CORNER CENTER and STRAND.
Mmp a fall stools on hand of everything
in outline. Call and beoonTinctd.
WHENEVER I see
rllla now I want to bow
I was badly affected with
Eczriim and Scrofula
Mom, covering almost
the whole of one side of <
my face, nearly to the PaisI®r*
top of my head. Running sores discharged
from both ears. My eyes were very bad, the
ryrlidn no nor* it was painful opening or
closing them. For nearly a year I was deaf.
I went to the hospital and had an operation
performed for the removal of a cataract from
one eye. One day my sister brought me
which I took, and gradually began to feel bet-
ter and stronger, and slowly the sores on my
eyes and in my ears healed. I can now hear
and see as well as ever." Mhs. Amanda Pais-
ley, 176 Lander Street, Newburgli, n. y.
HOOD'8 PILL9 core all Liver Ills, jaundice,
lick hundnrhe. wnnti«nM«. *nnr atomacb. nausea.
"I had a severe case of Sciatica and
for marly two years I wai tcarcdy able t»
I went to Excelsior Springs, Mo. and re-
mained two weeks; drauk freely of the
waters, especially that of the Regent
Spring, and was cured. 1 am to-day as
well a man as I ever was In my life.
(Signed) Jno. T. Buchanan,
Principal, Kansas Cily High School.
The watere are bottled only by the Excel-
tior Springe Company at
for Pamphlet. Missouri
Moore, McKlnney & Co., Agts., Galveston.
100 Barrels Fancy Mixed Candles
at 6 l-2c per Pound.
Candy Toys. Wax Candles, Candle Holders. Im-
ported Crystallized Fruits in l/i to 5-pound boxes,
vory fine; Pop Corn, SqUflre Meal and Jumbo
Oral) Bag. Assortment and prices defying com-
UNLOADING THIS WEEK.
Car of Bananas, Fancy Bluefields.
Car of Oranges, Fancy Louisiana, larger and
sweeter than ever.
Car of Malaga Grapes, extra fancy, the pick
of the New York market.
Car of Lemons, selected especially for the
Car of Figs, Dates and Malaga Raisins, extra
are scarce. Our buyer wires he has purchased
1160 barrels of Fancy Varieties. Phice your or-
ders now and you will be sure to obtain choice
Fresh Pineapples, Spanish Onions, California
Cabbage. Frenh Vegetables, Potatoes, Seedless
Raisins, Citron, Nuts, Imported Chueae and Saus-
GALVESTON FRUIT COMPANY.
Brookside Red Ash
Franklin Red Ash.
The question is, Which Is the
better of the two? They are actu-
ally the best grades of Anthracite
known. Suppose you try one of
them next time you order.
C. J. McRAE,
Retail Yard Opposite "News" Of-
fice. Telephone 504.
TWO STAR BOl'RBON,
FOUR MTAR BOURBON,
FOUR ROSES RYE—
—are among the leading
and best WHISKEYS
on the market. Satis-
faction is guaranteed.
Send us your orders.
for the millions 1 A large and well selected stocii
of Fruits, Nuts. Candies and Fireworks for th«
Holiday trade; car fancy Bananas, fancy Apples,
Oranges, Malaga Grapes, Seedless Raisins, Lon*
don Layer Raisins, Citron, Currants and Figs,
of all kinds* Sugar Toys and Candies of every
description; Prue Packages too numerous to
mention, French Cream* end Crystallised Fruits
in abundance. Send in your orders and got the
best to be had.
21U7. 21W, 2111. jjll38trand.
When in the
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We ire Prepared to Make Prompt Shipments.
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