The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 50, No. 357, Ed. 1 Tuesday, March 15, 1892 Page: 1 of 8
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THE ALGER BOOM
Is Bolstered Up With Chunks From
General's War Record.
Detroit, Mich., March 14,—-General Alger this
morning made public his war record. It includes
a great host of official documents from army of-
ficers, warmly praising Alger and recommending
him for promotion and along with tliem is the re-
port of General Custer recommending the dis-
missal of Alger from service.
The entire repord is full of crodit to Alger, with
the single exception of the Custer document and
the indorsements thereto, in contradiction to
statements of Custer. Alger's record shows that
after the battle of Boonville ho laid off on ac-
count of illness, as he also did May 22. 1864, and
August 6,1864. In each case, however, ho had the
certificate of his official surgeon to show that ho
was ill, It was true that in his last absence on
sick leave Custer did not respond to the doctor's
application for sick leave for Alger but. Alger had
shown Cluster's motive by revealing the latter's
ineffectual attempt to induce Alger to promote
Custer's brother over the iioads of older officers.
That Custer did not always regard Alger as a
flunky is shown by various recommendations in
earlier portions of tho war, which are in praise of
Alger slightly. _
A SHREWD PLAN
Adams Allowed Bail.
Franklin, Tex., March 14.—The habeas corpus
trial of S. H. B. Adams, charged by indictmett
with the murder of W. J. liightowor in this
county in 1873, was concluded Saturday, and the
Hon. John N. Henderson, district judge, granted
bail in the sum of $8000. Tho trial had been
commenced a weok previous, but was postponed
on motion of Btate'b counsel for absent witnesses,
and was finished on Saturday.
Mr. Adams will be able to make tho bond in a
day or so.
By Which the Democrats Can Capture
Minnesota's Electoral Vote.
St. Paul. Minn., March 14.—Tho split of tho
alliance men in the Otter Tail county convention
Saturday develops a scheme of vast proportions.
Otter Tail county in the center of tho alliance
strength in Minnesota and it was sought to give
tho new people's party a good send-oil from that
President Donnelly of tho alliance had appoint-
ed a committee to manipulate things up there,
but they wero refused recognition by tho anti-
Donnelly element, which handled matters in tho
interest of the old alliance party. It is learned
that this method of procedure is to prevail in all
the northern and western counties. The people's
party is to be repudiated in every possible
instance and delegates chosen to the alliance
state convention. The plan is to hold a straight
alliance convention, repudiate the people's party
and the subtreasury scheme, say nothing of free
silver, nominate Sidney M. Owen for governor,
ask tho democrats for his indorsement and offer
to divide presidential oloctors, giving tho demo-
crats live out of nine.
District Clerks Delinquent,
AUSTIN, Tex., March 14,—Chartered : tho Texas
grocer company of Tyler, capital $1,000; tho
Arkansas Harbor Herald; the Southern invest-
ment company of Dallas, capital $200,000, incora-
tors, Clias. Wilraut, Jas. Weil Curtus, P. Smith.
The attornoy-genoral under article 30, code of
criminal procoduro to-day notified tho comp-
troller that district clerks of the following coun-
ties have failed to roport criminal statistics of
their counties: El Paso, Franklin. Hall, Hidalgo,
Howard,.Johnson, Kerr. Lasallc. Montaaruo, Husk,
San Patricio, Tarrant and Waller. The law re-
quires the comptroller upon this notice to sus-
pend payment of fees iu felony cases to these
MOSTLY A CAMPAIGN MESSAGE.
Apart from a few somewhat pro forma sug-
gestions of legislative action undor lately
adopted constitutional amendments, Governor
Hogg's message to the legislature may be
accepted, studied and pondered as an elabo-
rate campaign document, to bo printed and
multiplied for plentiful distribution and polit-
ical effect at public expense. Readers not de-
void of sense of humor can not fail to appre-
ciate the passage which invokes the gratitude
and congratulation of tho people for the benefi-
cent work already accomplished by tho legis-
lature as an exquisite piece of irony, tho most
admirable, perhaps, because wholly uncon-
scious. The governor's explanatory essay on
hard times presents in effect a curious plea of
confession without avoidancc. It is intended
to clear the state administration of any degree
or sort of responsibility for business depres-
sion in Texas. In effect it admits the impo-
tency of state legislation and tho failure of
state administration policy to relievo or Oven
mitigate the hardship of tho case. Thus
the florid assurances of tho blessings to attend
the administration's pet measure of paternal-
ism are tumbled into bankruptcy. Thus the
people are left to infer that the roal com-
fort of this splendid fabric of paternal govern
ment is for a superb lot of state officials and
that tho proper thing for plain, industrious
citizens is just to go on, pay taxes, provide
salaries—and grunt, but not too loudly. But
the governor's theory of hard times as affect-
ing Texas does not fit the realities of the sit-
uation. Tho general causes of financial strin-
gency which he cites can only explain general
results of which the people of Texas have
necessarily borne their share. But when oe-
yond this share they undergo difficulties and
disasters internal and peculiar to Texas such
excessive experience of hard times must be re-
ferred to causes also internal and peculiar to
Texas. Thus by implacable force of logic a
distinct and palpable responsibility in this re-
lation is laid at the door of state legislation
and state administration policy. If half
of what the governor says about the issue of
bonds by Texas municipalities were true their
creditors would hasten to sell out and no city
tn the state would be able to sell a bond ex-
cept at a bankrupting discount. The govern-
or seems to think that neither county nor
city should be permitted to issue bonds. If
such views had prevailed there would not be
150 organized counties where there are now
220. But the lecture on municipal .extrava-
gance is apparently lugged in as a cue to a
larger electioneering tirade against railroads
and in defense of the railroad commission.
He asks the legislature to authorize the attor-
ney general to go into court to contest the
validity of the railroad bonds, thuk by impli-
cation appealing to that body to reverse if
possible the decision of the supreme court in
Attorney General Hogg's famous Internation-
al and Great Northern intervention suit.
In descanting on watered stock and in-
flated bonds the governor parades once
more the long and oft exploded
fallacy that a real or fictitious capitalization
or indebtedness, if left free to operate, will
inevitably fix the scale of railroad charges.
Experience and conclusive reasoning have
united in showing that a carrying company
can no more force up the price of its service
by fictitiously marking up the value of its
investment or the amount of its indebtedness
than a farmer or a merchant can by a like
proceeding force up tho price of his cotton or
his dry goods. The governor is constrained
to admit the obviousness of some features of
the alien land act to which he gave his ap-
proval. He suggests a more liberal nnd less
inhospitable law, but one which will save
Texas lands and Texas homesteads from fall-
ing a wholesale prey to that visionary monster
of voracity, a monopolizing alien landlordism.
The govornor's tribute at the close to Chair-
man Reagan has an eloquence all its own.
If by some mystic adjuration he had
dragged a seraph from on high to preside over
the Texas railroad regulation the spectacle
would not have been more sublime and touch-
ing than that which he pictures in the descent
of Mr. Reagan at the governor's call from a
seat in tho United States senate to take tho
position of chairman of the Texas railroad
commission. After such a tribute of adoration
it would accord with the unities of the drama
to witness an ascension of the adorable per
sonage in a cloud of glory on his translation
in a golden-wmged palace car with tho devout
and poetic governor blazing behind like a
huge meteoric tender. And yet some people
will insist that the Texas railroad commission
is neither a divine nor an eminently benefi-
THE BATTLE ON.
The Twenty-Second Legisla-
ture in Special Session,
MILLS1 ELECTION CERTAIN.
A Resolution Inviting Hill to Make
Speech to the Solons Knocked
Over the Kopes.
THE TEXT EOOK BILL RESURRECTED
Several Apportioninant! Bills Introduced.
Proceedings of the Senate and
House for the tFirst Day.
A TEN MINUTES' TALE
Accorded by Senator Hill to the Boanok-
ers on Behalf of His Boom.
Roanoke. Va., March 14.—Tho train bearing
Senator Hill and party en route south ."was mot
twenty-five miles from Roanoke, Va,, by a dele-
gation from that enterprising city, which boarded
the train early this morning to greet tho distin-
guished New Yorker, and invito him to address
thoirjeitizons during tho ton minutes' stop at tho
station. Charles M. Futterer, passenger agent of
tho Norfork and Western railroad company, in-
troduced the delegation to tho senator, end tho
latter finally yielded to their pressing invitation
to make a few remarks.
When the City of Roanoke was reached, several
thousand people were found assembled, and
Roanoke machine works band played airs of wel-
Senator Hill's ten minutes' address was fde-
votod largely to the presentation of democratic
principles and a review of the good work of tho
democratic party in tho state of Now York, aud
ho was warmly cheered at frequent intervals.
Three Minutes More.
Marion, Va., March 14.—At Radford, Va., a
city of 6000, the train stopped three minutes. A
delegation boarded the train and insisted that
Hill should address tho people briefly. There
were loud cries of "Hill! Hill!" and yielding to
tho people's demand tho senator stepped out on
tho platform and macio a short speech. Ho was
greeted with loud cheers.
Textile Workers' Convention.
New Yoek, March 14.—The third semi-annual
convention of the national union of textile work-
ers of America opened this morning. The morn-
ing session was devoted to receiving tho creden-
tials of delegates.
Congressional Reapportionment Bill.
Des Moines, la., March 14.—Democratic mem-
bers havo agroed upon a caucus bill for congres-
sional reapportionment. The bill divides the
state into eioven districts, six of which in 1890
gave a democratic and live republican majority.
Austin, Tex., March 14.—When President
Pendleton rapped the senato to order this
morning the following gentlemen answered to
roll call: Senators Ailee, Burney, Clark,
Clemens, Carter, Cranford, Frank, Finch,
Glasscock, Garwood, ! Harrison, Johnson,
Koarby, Kimbrough, Lubbock, Searcy, Potter,
Page, Pope, Seale, Sims, Tyler, O'Neal, Weis-
eger. Senators Crane, Ingram, Mott, Sim-
kins, Stephens, Townqend and MeKinney
After Dr. Smoofc had pronounced a brief in-
vocation, in which ho called down tho bless-
ings of the holy spirit on, the members and tho
state officials, tho senate settled down to busi-
Senators O'Neal of Cass and Searcy of
Washington counties were sworn in by the
president of the senate, arter which Kennedy
read the governor's proclamation calling tho
special session together,
D. A. MoFall and P. F. King wero elected
enrolling clerk and assistant journal clerk, re-
Senators Glasscock, Seale and Potter were
appointed a committee to notify tho governor
that the senate was ready to receive his mes-
A committee composed of Lubbock, Pago
and Clark was appointed to give the house the
On the suggestion of Senator Page, Presi-
dent Pendleton declared nominations for
president pro tern in order. Mr. Burney
nominated Senator Frank of Erath. Mr.
Glasscock seconded tho nomination and Mr.
Frank was elected by a Unanimous vote.
The senato then adjourned until 3 p. m.
When tho senate convened this afternoon
the governor's private secretary handed in the
message of tlie executive. The clerk pro-
ceeded to read tho same, and before he had
been reading three minutes Senator Tyler
moved that any further reading of this docu-
ment be dispensed with. The motion was
carried, none of the senators voting against it
[The message appears in full elsewhere in
The following bills, petitions and resolu-
tions wero introduced and referred to the
Petitions of the Waco bar for the erection
of a separate judicial district to be composed
of McLennan county.
A text book bill by Senator Pago.
A resolution authorizing the governor to
collect the money due Texas by the federal
government by reason of the direct tax of 1861
by Mr. Potter.
By Mr. Harrison: An act to define the nine-
teen judicial districts of the state and to fix
and define the time of holding court therein.
By Mr. Burney: A resolution creating in lieu
of the general committee on apportionment cre-
ated at the rogular session, first, a committee
on congressional apportionment; second, a
committee on senatorial apportionment;
third, a committee on representative appor-
tionment. The president of the senate to ap-
point the committees.
By Mr. Glasscock: A resolution providing
for the state's acceptance of the money appro-
priated by congress which is duo the state
and its citizens, and which was collected
under the direct tax levied by congress in 1801.
By Mr. Potter: A bill to reapportion the
state into congressional districts under tho
census of 1890.
By Mr. Garwood: A bill to amend section
1 of article 2899 of the revised civil statutes of
the state in relation to the recovery of dam-
ages for injuries resulting in death.
By Mr. Pope: A bill to establish congres-
sional districts in the state.
By Mr. Tyler: A bill to amend section 2a
of chapter 11(1,acts of tho Twenty-second legis-
lature, entitled an act to provide for the issu-
ance of certificates to Jeachers in the public
schools of Texas and prescribing their duties.
By Mr. French. A resolution, which was
adopted, instructing tho secretary to have
oOOO copies of the governor's message printed
in English, 2000 in German, 1000 in Spanish
and 1000 in the Bohemian language.
By Mr. Lubbock: A bill to apportion the
state into congressional districts.
By Mr. Cranford: A bill to amend articles
13 nnd 14 of title 4 of tho revised civil statutes
and to reapportion the stato into representa-
By Mr. Carter: A joint resolution providing
that the special session, the house concurring,
shall not consider any bills until tho follow-
ing matters have boon acted on: the appor-
tionment of the state, bills placing tho amend-
ments to the constitution into operation, tho
text book bill and the per diem bill.
By Mr Clemens: A bill making an appro-
priation to pay the bonded debt of the state
of Texas now hold by individuals and falling
due March 1 and April 1.
By Mr. Pope: A joint resolution, which was
adopted, expressing regret over the demiso of
General Walter P. Lane, the well known con-
federate vetoran of Marshall.
By Mr. Cloinens: A resolution, which was
adopted, providing for the appointment of a
committee to draft resolutions expressive of
regret on tho doach of Senators Maetze and
By Mr. Johuson: A resolution providing for
the appointment of a clerk for tho reappor-
Tho senate then adjourned.
Dallas and Beale of Ellis, newly clccted mem-
bers, were sworn in.
The resignations of Messrs. Dixon, chief
clerk, nnd of James, assistant reading clerk,
Mr. George W. Finger, reading clerk, was
elected chief clerk.
Messrs. Carey W. Styles. Chester Haile and
C. M. Click were nominated for reading clerk.
The vote stood: Styles 27, Haile 68 and Click
5. Haile was elected.
Messrs. James E. Roberts, S. Toledo Sherry,
Ben Hughes and Carey W. Styles wero nomi-
nated for assistant reading clerk. Styles was
elected. Tho vote stood: Roborts 7, Sherry 2,
Hughes 21, Styles 63.
Committees to notify the senato and gov-
ernor that the house was ready to hear from
the governor and to transact business wero ap-
pointed and a recess taken till 3 p. m.
Bills introduced: ByMelson: To apportion
the state into congressional districts.
By Robinson: To provide cases in which suits
may be brought for actual damages on account
of injury causing death of any person.
By Daggett: To establish uniform system of
books for public schools, being in substance
the bill which passed last session and sub-
sequently died in court.
By Wurzbach: To provide for registration
of votes in cities containing 10.000 population.
It provides that on application of 100 citizens
to the county court for registration the court
shall appoint a registrar, and defines the duties
of the registrar. Registration before each
election shall be completed thirty days before
By Rogan of Caldwell: To conform the
statutes to the amendment to the constitution
relating to interest.
By Goff: To apportion the state into sena-
torial and ropresontativo districts.
By Martin of Wise: Joint resolution to pro-
vide a joint committee to invite Senator Hill
of New York to make a speech to the Texas
Rogan of Caldwell moved to indefinitely
postpone the resolution. Tho houso became
immediately interested. No speeches were
made, though several were loaded. The mo-
tion to postpone, which would kill the resolu-
tion, when put on viva voce vote appeared to
havo failed. There was a prompt call for ayes
and nays, and resulted in a voto of 63 to 38,
and on motion of Baker of Tom Green tho
house laid a motion to reconsider on the table
which kills the Hill boom this season.
The governor's message was received and
read and quite a numbor of members listened
to it with interest. [The message appears in
full elsewhere in this issue.]
More bills were introduced as follows:
By Mr. Melson: To apportion senatorial and
By Mr. Gresham: Making mileage and per
By Mr. Cochran: To apportion congres-
sional districts mid to provide registration of
voters in cities of 10.000 inhabitants.
By Mr. Brown: To organize courts of civil
appeals, define their powers, locate same, etc.,
to amend statutes relating to jurisdiction of
By Mr. Jester: To give effect to constitu-
tional amendment providing for transfer of
permanent to available school fund.
By Mr. Swan: To amend statutes rolating
to mechanics', laborers' and material men's
By M l*. Robinson: To regulate granting of
By Mr. Perry: To give effect to constitu-
tional amendment on local option.
By Mr. Swan: Resolution requiring tabula-
tion and publication of census of the counties
for use of the house. Adopted.
By Mr. Robinson: Resolution providing that
each member be allowed to take twenty copies
of newspapers reporting the proceedings, to
be paid for out of the contingent fund.
By amendment twenty-five was substituted
for twenty copies. Mr. Brown spoke against
tho resolution. Mr. Talbert moved to indefi-
nitely postpone. The voto on this motion was
44 to 44. The speaker's deciding vote was
against the resolution.
Mr. Crowley contended that his vote for tho
resolution was not counted, and upon investi-
gation he was found to bo correct. Tho
speaker ordered another vote, which resulted
in indefinite postponement by a vote of 50
By Mr. Brown: Bill to regulate the issue of
By Mr. Lewis: To amend the usury law.
Adjourned till 9 a. m. to-morrow.
Orange, Jefferson, Ilardin, Tyler, Polk, Lib-
erty, Chambers, San Jacinto, Walker, Mont-
gomery, Houston and Madison. Dallas is
placed m the Eighth district with Kaufman,
Rockwall, Ellis and Tarrant.
A Chilton Caucus.
Austin, Tex., March 14.—The Chilton cau-
cus was a very quiet affair to-night. There
wero about four speeches for every voto
for their champion. It is very hard
to raise any enthusiasm and the ef-
fort at the caucus was not calculated
to create fond hope. The policy is wheedle
some and force others of the administration
members who have been instructed for Mills
to jump instructions. Tho caucus did not
propose to encourage any such break
but it is the talk that in tho next ten days
much work will bo given to the weak broth-
ers, The telegrams from Limestone county
to Representative Moody read in
tho caucus that the county had
gone for Mills four to one and news from
Kaufman and Robertson was very discour-
aging to tho caucus members. Mr.
Moody gives notice ho will obey
instructions and would always do
so when tho democrats of his county instruct
him or olse ho would resign. Then, too, he is
not against Mills and will cheerfully vote
for him though he has boon listed for Chilton.
In addition to the house poll and to make it
complete the following is the senate vote:
For Mills: Crane, Carter, Finch. Garwood,
Harrison, Lubbock, MeKinney, Mott, Potter,
Page, Seale, Searcy, Simkins, Sims, Tyler,
Townsend and Weisiger—17.
For Chilton: Atleo, Barney, Frank, Glass-
cock, Johnson, Kearby, Kimbrough—7.
For Culborson: Clark, Clemens, Cranford,
Ingram, O'Neal, Pope, Stephens—7.
There may be some doubt about Simkins'
vote, but it is safe to say if lie tlinches when
his fellow townsman needs his vote for tho
United States senate, two senators now for
Chilton and Culberson will swing into tho
Discussing the Message.
Austin, Tex., March 14.—Governor Hogg's
message Is being widely discussed and criti-
cised here to-night by tho law-makers.
Some of tho governor's warm
supporters express themselves as
being highly displeased with it and one gen-
tleman remarked to-night that he had to split
with the executive on the document as he could
not indorse several of tho recommendations
made. The features of the message objected
to are those referring to railroad bonds
and stocks and the judiciary.
They say that tho governor in
substance wants to limit the issuance of rail-
road bonds and stocks for tho purpose of pre-
venting what he is pleased to term tho
watering of stock. It is claimed by those
objecting that if this recommendation is ear-
riod out it will prevebt the sale of railroad
bonds and stop all railroad building
in this state. It is understood
that this bill will bo prepared by Terrell and
Brown and when it is introduced the fur will
fly. The governor's idea of paying judges a
salary in accordance with the number of
cases they decido also meets with anything
but the favor of sorno of his friends.
Hardware, Alaska Refrigerators
Danger Gasoline Stores, Brialy Plows,
17. !!> & .11 Main St., Houston, Texas.
GEOVER CLEVELAND SELIES ON
He Favors No Self-Seeking Scramble for
Office—A Letter Full of States-
The Senatorial Situation.
Austin, Tex., March 14.—The house did not
vote against tho resolution inviting Senator
Hill to speak to the legislature because there
is a decided majority opposed to him. All
who oppose Hill naturally voted to kill tho
resolution, and others who are apprehensive
that politics will monopolize time and prevent
legislation, but who favor Hill, also voted ad-
versely. It is already clearly understood that
this consideration will prevent a protracted
senatorial contest; indeed there is no prospect
of such a contest but there may be some coup
deleat before the 22d, when the vote is taken,
but if the election should como off to-morrow
Mills would capturo both houses on the first
ballot. If the vote was taken now it would re-
sult as follows, as canvassed in the senate: 17
for Mills, 14 for the field ; in tho houso: 55 for
Mills and for the field 51. For Mills in the
.house are Adkins, Baker of Tom Green, Baker
of Do Witt, Batts, Beal, Brown, Browning of
Donley, Browning of Lampasas. Cade, Con-
nellee, Davis, Dawson, Derdon, Dills, Daggett,
Duncan, Folder, Freeman, Fulton, Gerald,
Gough, Gresham, Hamblen, Hodges, Hood of
Parker, Jester, Jones, Keith, King of Bell,
Kleibor, Martin of AVise, McGregor, MeKin-
ney, McKennon, Murrell, Nimitz, O'Brien,
Owsley, Perry, Peter, Ragsdale, Renfro,
Rogan of Brown, Rogers, Rowland, Sellers,
Strange, Tilson, Tolbert, Vestal, Wilson of
Hill, and York.
For Chilton: Milner, Cain, Clegg, Curry,
Dix, Erskine, Francis, Goodman, Gossett,
Graves, Kirkpatnck, Lindsay, Lloyd, Malone,
Martin of Somervell, McCunningham, Mc-
Elwee, Phillips, Riddle,Selman, Swan,Swayne,
Truitt, White, Womaek.
For Culberson : Agnew, Cochran, Cranford,
Crowley, Hood of Fannin, King of Bowie,
Kirk, Lewis, Lowry, Melson, Oliver, Peebles,
Peyton, Robinson, Rogan of Caldwell, Itudd,
Not committed : Six votes.
Two or perhaps three votes for the flold in
tho house are likely to be instructed for Mills,
which will increase his vote. Two members,
it is understood, propose to ignore instructions
in favor of Mills.
Several telegrams from Washington city
have been received, asking for estimates of
tho senatorial vote. The replies are quite
positivo that Mills' election is a certainty.
Austin, Tex., March 14.—In the hous$ tho
roll call showed all the membors present ex-
cept Messrs. Browning of Donley and MeKin-
Mr. Browning, on motion of Mr. Crowley,
was given leave of absence till Friday.
Mr. Wilson of Hill was indefinitely excused
and Mr. Clegg was excused indefinitely.
The governor's call was read.
Messrs. Ragsdale of Burleson. Crawford of
Resurrecting the Text Book Bill.
Austin, Tex., March 14.—Senator Page is
losing no time in resurrecting his text book
bill, which was mutilated after its passage by
the regular session. He to-day introduced a
new text book bill in the senate and it is
virtually the same measure which was passed
before. Mr. Page to-day had a conference
with tho senatorial committee on education
and received the assurance of that committee
that his bill would be reported favorably.
Lnhbock's Apportionment Bill.
Austin, Tex., March 14.—Senator Lubbock
of Harris introduced his apportionment bill
to-day and it only provides for tho apportion-
ment of congressional districts. The bill
places Galveston in the Fifth district with tho
following counties: Brazoria, Fort Bend,
Waller, Austin, Colorado, Wharton, Mata-
gorda, Lafayette, Lavaca and Jackson. Har-
ris is located in the ThirteentJi district with
Trinity. Angelina. Sabine. Newton. Jasper.
Austin, Tex., March 14.—It in a remarkable
fact that nearly all tho apportionment bills
that have been introduced in tho senato so
far only provido for the a)vt>o|^^jiicnt of con-
This fact was laughingly discussed by tho
members and others to-day, one gentleman
remarking that it looked as if all the solons
had an eye on a seat in congress.
A Mills Caucus.
Austin, Tex., March 14.-—An informal and
enthusiastic Mill# caucus was held to-night.
Nothing was done, however, but poll the mem-
bers on the senatorial question and arrange
for a general caucus to-morrow night.
The poll resulted as is presented elsewhere
in The Nrws, giving Mills votes to spare on
the first ballot.
An Administration Defeat.
Austin, Tex., March 14.—The defeat of tho
Hill resolution in the house is construed to be
an administration defeat, as the Hogg organs
and politicians have been singing Hill's praises
and the legislature laid out Mr. Hill without
ceremony. The administration people of tho
house got even in killing tho newspaper
Making the Issue in Travis.
Austin, Tex,, March 14.—Judge Z. T. Ful-
more is brought forward as a candidate for
county judge of this county. Ho was ap-
pointed by Governor Hogg on the commission
to codify tho statutes. It is likely tho issue
will be Hogg and Clark, as the present county
judge, who is a candidate for re-nomination,
is not stuck on Hogg.
The News Confirmed.
Austin, Tex., March 14.—Colonel Gresham
is in receipt of a letter from Congressman
Sayers confirming tho News dispatch from
Washington, stating that the committee on
appropriations will give Galveston $450,000 to
be expended on the jetties between now and
the 1st of April, 18(J3.
San Antonio Again Hoard From,'" )
San Antonio, Tox., March 14.—The lattice work
of the Stuinberg building was firod at 15 o'clock
this morning aud tho building narrowly oscapod
destruction. The loss of tho owner of the build-
ing, George Stum berg, was $i5(x>, covered by a
$700 policy. G. U. Duncan, druggist, lost $.">00, in-
surance $2500; Temple Hamilton, business col-
lege, $(i00, insurance $2000; (r. J. Starues $200, in-
surance $150, and othor inmates lost from $50 to
Mills and Elevators in Ashe*.
Joplin, Mo., March 14. Early yesterday morn-
ing the mills and elevators of tho Sergeant mill-
ing company burned to tho ground. Tho origin
of tho tire is unknown. The plant cost $150,000 and
was equipped with the latest improved milling
machinery and appliances. The insurance was
$25,000. Tho mill will bo robuilt.
Two Tenements Burned.
Navabota. Tex., March 14.—Mr. D. W. Hardy
of Navasota had two tenement houses burned at
his place near the Allen farm early Sunday morn-
ing. It was a case of arson and tho parties can
bo identified if caught.
Orange, Tex., March 14.—A warehouse, ad-
joining tho city hall aud engine house, caught
fire this afternoon, and came near causing a
disastrous contlagration before it was put out.
Lobs blight. _
The Sugar Monopoly.
New York, March 14.—The stock exchange to-
day placed in tho unlisted department $25,000,000
of tho new sugar stock which was authorized at
the last meeting of tho stockholders of the sugar
trust. This was taken as a confirmation of tho
stories that tho trust has absorbed competing
refineries and will havo a complete monopoly of
tho sugar trade. The officials of the trust de-
cline to make any statement in regard to tho
Bridge Contract Awarded.
Llano, Tex., March 14.—Tho county commis-
sioners have boon considering bids for building
an iron bridge across tho river at Llano oversinco
last Thursday. Out of seventeen bids the con-
tract was this, afternoon awarded t<> tho Wiscon-
sin bridge and iron company, their bid being $32,-
The commissioners will to-morrow take steps
toward building a new courthouse iu place of the
one lately burned.
Milwaukee, Wis., March 14.—General Ed-
ward S. Bragg, author of the famous, "We
love him for the enemies he has made," has
been urging ex-President Cleveland to make a
public avowal of his position in connection
with the approaching democratic presidential
convention. Under date of March 5 he wrote
a letter to Mr. Cleveland from Fond du Lac
containing the following paragraph:
"The danger to public interests that tho
failure of the democratic party would involve
seems to mo now to require an open avowal of
your willingness to submit to any service to
which your party and people may assign you.
Many entertain fears that you may decline
further public duty, which none but you can
remove, and your voice will bo everywhere
heard with benefit and effect. I believe your
usefulness to tho nation may be greater now
than ever in the past to carry to victory the
causo of tariff reform and to restore the bless-
ings of good government to our people; and,
as your fellow democrat and fellow citizen, I
ask you to say to your party and people that
your name may bo presented to the national
democratic convention as a candidate for its
nomination to the presidency, and that you
will accept that nomination if the convention
shall make it, and again undertake the duties
of president if the peoplo shall, as I believe
they will, choose you for that office."
In reply tho ex-president writes as follows:
Lakbwood, March 0, 1892.— Hon. Edward
S. Bragg—My Dear Sir: Your letter of the
5th instant is received. I have thought until
now that I might continue silent on subjects
which, under tho high sanction of your posi-
tion as my "follow democrat and fellow citi-
zen" and in your relation as a true and trusted
friend you present to me. If, in answering
your questions, I might only consider
my personal desires and my indi-
vidual ease and comfort, my response
would be promptly made and without the least
reservation of difficulty. But if you are right
in supposing that the subject is related to the
duty I owe to the country and to my party a
condition exists which makes such private and
personal considerations entirely irrelevant. I
can not, however, refrain from declaring to
you that my experience in the greatest office
the United States has impressed me with
such solemnity of the trust and its awful re-
sponsibilities that I can not bring myself to
regard a candidacy for the place as some-
thing to be Won by personal strife and active
I have also an idea that the presidency is
pre-eminently the people's office, and I havo
been sincere in my constant advocacy of ef-
fective participation in political affairs on tho
part of our countrymen. I consequently be-
lieve that they themselves should mako nomi-
nations as directly as is consistent with open,
fair and full party organization and method.
1 speak of these things solely forthe purpose
of advising you that my conception of the na-
ture of the presidential office arid my convic-
tion that the voters of our party should be
froo in the selection of their candidates pre-
clude the possibility of my leading and pushing
a self seeking canvass for the presidential nom-
ination, oven if 1 had the desire to be again a
candidate. Believing that the complete su-
premacy of democratic principles means the
increased happiness of our people, I am
earnestly anxious for tho success of the party.
I am confident success is still within our
reach, but believe this is the time for demo-
cratic thoughtfulncss and deliberation, not
only as to candidates, but concerning party
action upon questions of immense interest to
patriotic and intelligent citizens who watch
for an assuranco of safety as the price of their
confidence und support. Yours very truly,
Tho Funeral of Mrs. .1. II. Blake.
Houston, Tex., March 14.—The funeral of Mrs.
J. H. Mako, who died Saturday afternoon at her
late homo on Texas avenue, corner of Crawford
street, will take placo to-morrow (Tuesday)
afternoon at 3 o'clock from Christ (Episcopal)
church. Tho remains were hold for tho arrival
of their son who comes from Philadelphia, where
ho has been attending a medical college. Tho
remains will be buried in Glenwood cemetery.
The following arn the pall bearers: J. E. Gary,
('. Lombardi, Vei n Lemon, W. C. Grain. George
Durable, A. S. Richardson, J. K. P. Gillaspie, M.
J. N. Shoemaker.
Houston, Tex., March It.—Tho following dis-
patch was received hero to-day by Mr. E. D.
Atchison, Kan., March 14.—E. D. Smith. Hous-
ton. Tex.: .J.N. Shoemaker died here last night.
Funeral on Wednesday. 11. B. Shoemaker.
Deceased was a member of the firm of Smith &
Shoemaker and has lived in Houston for the past
fifteen months, lfo loft hero last Wednesday to
visit his family in Atchison. During his residence
bore he made many warm friends, who will leara
ith regret the sad intelligence of his death. Ho
was about 55 years old.
C. S. Rankle.
Caldwell, Tex., March 14.—C. S. Rankle, an
old settler, died at his home, near Crook's point,
on Saturday. Deceased was over 80 years old.
He had been sick for some time and his death
was not unexpected. _
Dallas. Tex., March 12.—Strayed or stolea,
three horses of tho following description: Sorrel
mare, about 16 hands high, with colt about 10
months old; colt is deep bay color, mare has
three white feet, little white iu face ; the other is
a little iron gray Shetland pony with long mane
and tail. Addrc&s all information to T. E. Eakins
or W. 1L Lewis, sheriff.
Fairfield, Tex., March 11.—Arrest J. R. Bul-
lock, about5 feet y inches high, weight 140 or 150
;»ounds, blue eyes, light hair and mustache, a
lorso tamer by profession. leftWortham in fall
>r winter of 1S91 driving bald face stocking leg
mare to gig. I hold capias agaiu-t him for theft
of a mule. Arrest and wire ino. li. J. Childs,
sheriff Limestone county, Tex.
Palestine, Tex., March 14.—Stolen, from post
on Spring stroet, Palestine, small bay horse pony,
star in face, E E on loft shoulder, sometimes
limps in hind leg when pacing; had on an old sad-
file, web bridle, leather hitch rein, shod in front,
Will give $10 for recovery iif horse and $10 for
thief. Send information to h\ A. Patrick or ZacU
Day. sheriff. W. Z. Day, sheriff.
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