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THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS. 'fiJESDAtf, 26, 1888.
REFORM THE LIBEL LAW.
THE VIEWS Or LEADING JOURNALISTS
AND PROMINENT LAWYERS.
2'ndloal Chunjfos tlint Must lin Mftrto In tho
Old English I.mv to Socure .lusticoaiul
Kij;ht for All Concerned.
At.ii wv, N. Y., October 81.—[H>* tolo-
gninh to the New York Horalil]—Iu reply
to a refjn -st for his opinion of the lieraid's
crusade iiininsit tlio existing law of n.nvspa-
]) r llhel, Air. T. C. Callicott of the livening
".Mr. .fames O'Connor, the editor of the
HocSiOHtar t'out-Kxpres*, has recently miide
some juOicioiiM remarks on the existing law
of lih.'l, which ho considers unfair in regard
to nrnvsii^po;"". lie says; 'For any edito-
rial attack made by a paper it is fair to
hold it rer.nansible; but it is simply absurd
to ussumu malice in tho publication of a
news il,em. That presumption of law ba-
long.i to an ago when the modern nawspa-
per was unknown. It sometimes happens,
to bo sure, that newspapers do injustice hi
the publication of a news item; but the best
and simplest remedy is a correction, which
no decent newspaper would rofusa. A well
conducted newspaper nearly always gets at
the facts in every case, and perhaps the best
service that it does is iu running down fool-
ish rumors and scandalous stories, sifting
them for the few kernels of truth that they
contain and rejecting them altogether or
usini? them clipped of all the exaggerations
.'It ought to be time enough to begin a
libel suit against a newspaper after it, has
refused to make a correction in a case where
tho item is a matter of news published in
the regular course of journalistic business.'
"1 concur in theso views. Tho law says
that an action, civil or criminal, can not be
maintained against a reporter, editor, pub-
lisher or proprietor of a newspaper for tho
pnblieation therein of a fair and true re-
port of any judicial, legislative or other
public and official proceedings without
proving actual malice in making-the re-
port. And it seems to ino that malice should
only ho presumed against a newspaper
when it refuses to publish any reasonable
statement iu behalf of a complainant deny-
ing or correcting tho article or report of
which ho complains ns being libelous."
co to the FOrSTAIX head
Albany, N. Y., October 31, 1883.—Editor
P. A. Ceoney of the Albany Argus, thus ex-
pressed himself on the subject of libel:.
"It is very evident that there is need of
protection for newspapers against the de-
testible class of professional libel suit
bringers by a proper revision of tho law of
newspaper libel. The most careful and
reputable newspapers may bo deceived at
times by a statement which is seemingly
well authenticated, and which comes from
a presumably reputable source. A news-
paper can not be exrjeeted to publish noth-
ing but sworn statements in news columns.
It has to depend upon the good faith and
Judgment of its corps of writers, who have
in their turn to depend upon the source
from which they receive their information.
It seems rather unjust that tho reporter, who
has boon actuated only by a desire of getting
valuable news for liia paper, and who has
exercised due discretion and judgment,
should bo held criminally responsible. Un-
der such a system it would be impossible
to collect news. The reporter, having tho
dread of imprisonment before his eyes,
would not venture to bring to his paper
many an important item of news. Ho
would bs ever unrler the dispiriting influ-
ence of tho fear lest he might not bo able to
legally verify every statement ho makes.
Hut it tho person from whom ho receives
his information should be held responsible
for tho libel, f think the purpose of fair
play and justice would be obtained. There
are too many people, occupying prominent
positions, too, who consider it a good joko
to give reporter false information on
which a libel suit may bo based. They aro
tho parties whom tlio law should reach.
Let it bo understood that to give false in-
formation to a newspaper renders the per-
son liable, and not the newspaper or the re-
MR. HALSTEAD LAUGHS.
Cincinnati. 0., Octobar 31.—In reference
to tho necessity of amendments to existing
libel laws to protect newspapers from
blackmailing suits Mr. Murat Ilaistoad of
the Commercial-Gazette said to the Herald
"I do not ask more from the law than is
given to any individual. I have forfeited no
rights as a citizen by renson of my occupa-
tion as an editor. If I have a larger pole to
knock with I have also the protection from
return assault provided by it. I think the
Ohio libel laws nearly fair. We have had
about f4,000,000 of suits brought and have
paid but *270 in judgements. We have had
as high as 4250,000 on band at a time, but.
the supply is very low just now.
''I do not care much about a libel suit,"
laughed Mr. Halstead, "but our friend hero
(alluding to Mr. Hinkle, the counsel of the
Company, who was present) persists in
thinking them very serious."
In the absence of John li. McLean, who is
in Washington, no one at the Enquirer
office cared to formulate his views on libel
knows a coot) thing wit un he sees it.
Pittsburg, Pa., October 81.—Managing
Editor Madden of tho Dispatch says he co-
incides entirely with the views of the Her.
aid on the necessity of reform in the libel
Richmond, Va., October 31.—Mr. William
W. Archer, managing editor of the Rich-
mond State, said to me: "The Herald is
on tho right track. The present libel law is
simply an encouragement to blackmailers,
though as a rule the game fails. Where
twenty threats of suing a paper for libel are
paade about three result in actual court pro-
ceedings, and about one of the three termin-
ate in putative damages ranging from lcent
to $-1 for the plaintiff.
"That the others get no further is due to
tho fact that the bluff of the blackmailer is
ineffectual, or that tho reaily injured party j
Who seeks simple justice is convinced that
the paper is really as much a victim as ho
has been. In other words, impartial in-
quiry reveals the fact that few papers of
standing deliberately insert damaging
iliatter. The average shyster really lures
on his client, and sometimes frightens the
timid newspaper owner byquotingthe legal
definition of libel, 'The greater the truth
the greater the libel.'
"Enlightened juries, however, have long
since interpreted this as really meaning
'the greater the malice the greater the libel?
fiiifl Have met the letter of the law with pu-
tative damages. That such interpretation
is not sentimental is demonstrated by the
fact that such verdicts appealed from to
higher courts are rarely reversed. The
newspaper proprietor, however, despite tiie
vindication afforded him by such decisions,
is forced to the expenso of employing coun-
sel, and for this reasfin, more than any
Other, newspapers should aim to secure a
more just law.
"This can only be done by enforcing
greater care in news gathering—that, is, by
milking irresponsible parties responsible for
imposing on unsuspecting papers."
the law as it stands is a mistake.
The Now York Herald is doing a good
work in advocating a change of the law of
libel in this state. The law as it. stands is
unquestionably a mistake. Under it any
pettifogging lawyer can bring a libel suit
for inoney damages. The shyster lawyer
nine times out of ten has no hope of sue-
cpjjditig in the suit he brings, lie knows
tUq.t his client is good for his cests, and he
often eggs him on to bring suit solely for
porter, and there will bo an end to malicious
libel suits against newspapers."
the purpose of bleeding him in the end sev-
eral hundred dollars. Let the libel law be
changed so t hat the occupation of tho shys-
ter lawyer will end. [Syracuse Courier.
VOICES FROM VIRGINIA.
what the richmond PArURS say.
Richmond,'Vn., November ".—Nearly all
the Richmond editors agree with the Her-
ald's demand for reform in the libel laws as
far as they affect newspapers.
Judge A. W. C. Nowlan, the editor of tho
Whig, who has given the libel discussion
careful consideration, said to me to-day: "I
liavo read with deep interest the rocont ed-
itorials in the Herald regarding newspaper
libel, and I am glad that tho Herald has
taken hold of tho subject, for the laws in
most of tho states aro behind tho age. In
tho discharge of the duty which it owes to
the public a newspaper is often forced to
deal in personalities, and yet if it does so,
in the present condition of the libel laws,
it, is almost, impossible to prevent laying
itself liable to a libel suit,, which some
shyster lawyer will undertake, for, even if
ho knows be will not bo able to re-
cover a verdict, he reasons that the
paper will bo willing to pay him a fee in
consideration of the suit being finally dis-
missed or compromised. Were, such ac-
tions for libel to take a criminal form in-
stead of a civil suit for damages fewer of
them would bo brought, and yet it would
, put newspaper publishers and editors on
their guard and make them more careful
not to publish a real libel than they are
now. I can not say, however, that I fully
agreo with tho Herald in the suggestion
tnat the individual writer of tho libel only
Should be hold responsible. It seems tome
that the publication and not the writing of
tho lihol constitutes the chief offense, and
then tho publisher or editor is tho person
who assumes the responsibility and should
be held to account accordingly."
punish tiie originator.
Captain Pago McCarty, the editor of the
Times, when asked for his views said; "The
question of criminal libel described by the
llerald is a very important one to tho peo-
ple as well as to the profession, and it seems
a point well taken in law and morals that
tho originator of the libel should be held re-
sponsible instead of putting the offense on
Uuancial speculation and offering a pre-
mium to shyster lawyers and blackmailers.
In the latter extreme view of the case there
is an aspect of the thing that offors an in-
ducement to compromisers. Besides all
this is tho fact that the publisher of a daily
newspaper is liable at any moment to pub-
lish an advertisement as news without hav-
ing time to study an item long enough to
discover a trick that may be in it."
A WHOLESOME AND BENEFICIAL REFORM.
I met Mr. E. B. Chesterinan, one of the
brightest and most entorpnsing of the
Richmond correspondents of papers outside
of Virginia, and in reply to my inquiry he
said: "While the proposition to place upon
newspaper writers tho legal responsibility
for what they write is right and fair in the
main, there would oftentimes be occasions
when it would be quite a hardship to en-
force such n law. As a rule every intelli-
gent reporter and correspondent only de-
sires to furnish his paper what he believes
to be undeniable facts. Usually news mat-
ter can and ought to be well verified before
it, is sent to a paper for publication. But
every practical news-gatherer knows that
it not infrequently occurs that information
of an important event reaches him at a
late hour of the night. To stop to get a
full verification of tlio details of such an
affair would mean a failure to get it into
his paper. A more venturesome and less
careful competitor would take tho risks,
make the scoop and leave the libel-jail
scared man out in tlio cold. A law, though,
which subjects the writer of libelous mat-
ter to personal punishment would no doubt
prove wholesome and beneficial."
THE LAW IN VIRGINIA.
Captain W. F. Drinkard. editor of tlio
Dispatch,said:"As I understand tho Herald's
contention, this is for a libel law just (and
no more than just) to tho press. Of courso
I should advocate such a law if I lived in
New York. But in Virginia we already
have tho very law tlio Herald demands for
New York. Every editor here is respon-
sible for defamation; and all words
which, from their usual construction
and common acceptation are construed as
insults and tend to violence and breach of
the peace, are actionable. But la any such
action the defendant may Justify by prov-
ing that the words spoken or written were
true, and may give m evidence, in mitiga-
tion of damages, that ho made or offered to
make on apology to plaintiff for such de-
famation before the commencement of tho
action or as soon thereafter as he had an op-
portunity to do so in case the action was be-
gun before there was-an opportunity to
make or offer such apology. We have no
trouble in Virginia.
HOW VIRGINIA EDITORS ACT.
Mr. George C. Wildo, of the State, who
has been connected with the press in Vir-
ginia and California for forty years past,
says he has always been in favor of the in
dividual newspaper writer being responsi-
ble for tho truth of his matter. Virginia
editors, however, as a matter of pride in
their own individuality, have generally
assumed responsibility for tjie acts of their
writers. In regard to correspondents their
courso has been slightly different, no name
being given up under demand until tho
writer was consulted. Governor Cameron
assumed the words of his editorial writer
on a Petersburg paper a few years since,
and a duel resulted with Colonel R. W.
Hughes, now judge of tho United States
district court, which came near ending in
Cameron's death. No suit for damages
for alleged libel was probably ever
begun in Virginia or elsewhere
save for tho money the party
hoped was iu it. If the writer, rather than
the proprietor, were responsible (as he
should be if he maliciously falsified the
facts) we should not in future hear any
more of libel suits against newspapers.
Newspaper proprietors are always willing
to right a wrong, whether done by them-
selves or those in their employ. 1 repeat
that, so far as Virginia is concerned, the
unanimity of some editors in assuming re-
sponsibility for what they did not do, is
rather the product of pride of place than a
dominating principle. In Virginia libel
suits are regarded ;;with such disfavor,
either as a mode of righting a wrong or
raising a money stake, that few lawyers of
any .standing are willing to take such
approves of the herald's suggestion.
Captain W. C Waller, associate and
news editor of the Times, said: "The pres-
ent libel laws of Virginia are, in my opin-
ion, exceedingly unjust. Even if a paper
publishes a card over the signature of any
one reflecting in any way on tho character
of any person that person may bring suit
against tho paper, no matter how responsi-
ble the writer may be or how willing ho
may be to assume all responsibility. Be-
side this the law permitting libel suits to
be brought against newspapers, instead of
holding writers directly responsible, has a
tendency to encourage actions for libel.
These persons who brings such actions are
actuated more by hope of gettiug money
than by any desire for vindicating a charac-
ter which, in the majority of cases, is al-
ready so tarnished tlint all the gold' of
Croesus would not suffice to gild it. It
such men were forced to bring suits against
the individual writer of tho alleged
libelous articles there would be far fewer
cases, for when actions are brought against
papers there is always a chance of getting
something either in the way of damages or
a compromise. If the action is brought
against the common run of reporters, how-
over, the chances are decidedly in favor of
no funds being obtainable, and as putting
a man in jail would be no salvo to the
ChilSrea Crvforpitclicr's Casloria
wounded character of tho average man lia-
ble to bo libeled, tho latter would not go to
the expense of bringing suit at all. For this
mason, and because holding writers direct-
ly responsible, would tend to make editors,
reporters and correspondents more careful.
I think the change iu tho laws proposed by
the Herald would be decidedly beneficial."
LAW OF NEWSPAPER LIBEL.
SOME VALUABLE ADVICE FROM THE TORONTO
Tho New York Horald is finding time
amid the hurly-burly to get in a word or
two in behalf of that downtrodden institu-
tion, tho publio press. It is conducting a
fierco assault against tho libel laws of New
York state, which, being a survival from old
British statutes and decisions, is a disgraco
to tlio age. We can give tho Herald some
valuable advice on this subject founded on
experience. It is altogothor unnecessary,
we have found, for tho press to sit
still and allow itself to be blackmailod
by adventurers and shyster lawyers. All
that is wanted is for the press
to use its legitimate infiuenco with tho
legislatures and ask respectfully for reason-
able and proper legislation, indicating the
reforms that aro necessary. Tho members
soon find out that public opinion is entirely
in favor of protecting the press in discharge
of its duty. Here iu Ontario tho press found
surprisingly litllo difficulty in securing leg-
islation which has thus far answered its pur-
poses in protecting newspapers against
blackmailing assaults, and has enabled it to
correct unintentional and harmless errors,
but lias not in the least trenched upon the
rights of the public. There has
been no lowering of the tone of journal-
ism in Ontario since our civil law was
amended giving newspapers security for
costs and allowing them a chance to correct
errors; nor in the dominion at large since
tho criminal law was changed so that edit-
ors can no longer be dragged out of their
own provinces purposely to be tried before
prejudiced juries. The Herald would do
well to study the libel laws of Ontario,
Michigan and Minnesota, to prepare a bill
embodying the good features of each and to
enlist the aid of all tho newspapers in the
state, no matter of what class or politics, to
push tho tiling through the legislature. If
it had been any other class that had suf-
fered so long from injurious laws the press
would long ago have taken up its cause and
secured redress for it.
THE STATE SENATE.
Memfoers-EIcct In tlio Different Districts-
Austin Local Notes.
Austin, Tex., November 19.—The follow-
ing is a complete list of the senators of the
Twenty-first legislature: District 1, K. B.
Seale; 3, J. M. Ingrahnm; 3, W. H. Pope; 4,
W. T. Armistead; 5, G. W. Crawford; 6,
Cone Johnson; 7, It. H. Morris; 8, W. W.
Davis; 9, L. N. Abercrombie; 10, J. M. Clai-
borne; 11, M. II. Townsend; 12, J. Maetz;
13, Jonathan Lane; 14, Scott Field; 15, E. J.
Sempkins; 16, ll.S. Kimbrough; 17, William
Allen, IS, E. G. Douglass; 19, J. D.Stephens;
ao, J. J. Jarvis; 21, S. C. Upshaw; 22, John
H. Harrison; 23, Georgo W. Tyler; 24, Geo.
W. Glasscock; 25, W. II. Burgess; 20, W. H.
Woodward; 27, E. A. Atlee; 28, R. H. Bur-
noy; 20, E. J. Sims; 30, L. N. Frank; 31, H.
Thero aro two independents in the list.
Tho rest are democratic nominees.
In tho house it is believed thero will be
some eighteen republicans and independ-
ents, including five colored mombers.
Architect Miller, who is employed to in-
vestigate the new capitol, telegraphs from
St. Louis ho missed connoction, but will
be here on Wednesday. Mr. Bell, ex-ohief
architect of the federal treasury depart-
ment, has arrived to take part in the con-
troversy, being retained by the capitol syn-
dicate. Hon. A. L. Mattlock has also ar-
rived and will represent the syndicate's in-
The returns of the vote for presidential
electors will bo opened and counted next
Monday. Returns from only 120 counties
have been received.
Hon. George Clark of Waco is here to see
the governor, who returned last night from
his camp hunt down east.
A good many visitors to the San Antonio
fair have stopped over to see Austin, but
rain for a week renders the place very
A Sau Antonio Jeweler the Victim of a Con-
San Antonio, Tex., November 19.—-E.
Ilertzberg, a prominent jeweler of Com-
merce street, is a victim of misplaced confi-
dence. Some time ago ho advertised in a
New York jeweler's circular for a watch-
maker and received an application, accom-
panied by a reference to a jewelry firm of
Pine Bluff, Ark. He wrote to the firm and
received an answer stating that the party
was a good average watchmaker, but was
no salesman. There was no refer-
ence to his honesty. Ilertzberg wrote
again asking as to the man's
probity, and received no reply. Thinking
that probably everything was all right, ho
hired the artisan. The man was engaged
on October 13, and worked faithfully. Iler-
tzberg came to repose implicit confidence
in him, and gave him a key to the front
door and a room in the rear of the establish-
wcut. Yesterday when he returned from
dinner he found tho safe door open and tbo
man gone. He was seen to leave tho shop
at 1.30 p. m., carrying a sachel in his hand,
and in supposed "to have bought a ticket
to Eongview, as a man answering
to his description purchased a ticket
at a scalper's office. Mr. Hert'/.berg de-
clines to publish his workman's name, and
will not state his losses, but says that they
are quito heavy. All efforts to trace the fu-
gitive have so far failed.
Hcrtzberg fays that the suspected party
was never given tho key to tho safe combi-
nation, but must have learned it in some
manner. He was apparently an earnest
church member, and talked more about re-
ligion than anything else.
EDITORS OF THE NATION.
Citizens of tin; Alamo City Prpparing for the
San Antonio, Tex., November 19.—Upon
the invitation of tho board of trado tho citi-
zens held a meeting this morning to pre-
pare for the reception and entertainment of
tho members of the National Editorial asso-
ciation, who will arrive hero probably on
Wednesday morning. A committee of so-
licitation was appointed, who will call upon
all citizens of prominence and see what they
will do in the way of furnishing rooms,
board, etc. Tho hotels are crowded to suffo-
cation, and it will be necessary to put tho
visitors in private residences, where they
will of course receive the best attention.
The city council this evening appropri-
ated 81000 for their entertainment. It is
the intention to show them all that is to be
seen, and send them away with the best pos-
sible impression of this section of country.
The soliciting committee did some work
this evening and report very satisfactory
progress. There is little doubt that by the
time the association reaches here ample
quarters will have been provided, and
ample arrangements made for their enter-
tainment. The official opening of the ses-
sion will occur on the 2lst, and next day tho
association will be entertained upon the
fair grounds, the exercises having been
dedicated in their honor.
Heavy Fall of Snow.
Chicago, November 19.—Dispatches from
points in northern Illinois, Indiana and
eastern Iowa report tho first heavy fall of
snow of the season last evening.
CMiaren Cry forPiiGter's Castcria
T ~FT TH G-IRIE-i^T
AND RACE MET
A -b San A t > -hrvn > o
Is now in full blast, with Splendid Exhibits from
MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES.
THE TROTTING, PACING AND RUNNING ICES EVER! AFTERNOON
are very exciting. United States Troops encamped on the grounds give exhibition
drills daily. PAIN & SON of London, England, furnish
Gorgeous Fireworks at Night.
This is the First Time in the History of San Antonio that the People of Texas can visit this
Historic City and attend this Great International Fair and
Race Meeting at such
LOW ROUND TEIP EXCURSION RATES OVER ALL RAILROADS II THE STATE!
J. S. ALEXANDER,
BURGLARY IN BROWNSVILLE.
Daring* Case of Invasion by Karly Morning
Brownsville. Tex., November 19.—A
most daring and dastardly burglary was
committed last night in Fort Brown. At
about midnight two men entered the quar-
ters of the commanding officer, Major C.
II. Carloton, by the back door, which was
unlocked, and entered the room of the ser-
vant girl, Marv Natus. The latter was
awakened by them, and before she could
make any outcry they put a
pillow over her head, and then
tied her hands and feet, fastening
the rope to tho cross bars under tho bed.
While they were doing this she struggled
desperately, being badly scratched" about
the neck, and her night dress was almost
torn off of her. The servant secured, one
held the pillow over her head while the
other took her keys from under her pillow,
went through two trunks and a chest that
were in the room, stealing therefrom tljii in
currency and two gold rings. They also
packed up some clothes and a blanket
ready to take away and put them out-
side the door. At tho moment a
hatchet, which one of them lmd laid on the
bed, slipped off and fell on the floor. The
noise awakened Mrs. Carloton, who slept in
the room just overhead, and she called to
the major. The latter sp.ang from his
couch, and at the noise the burglars left
their Victim and fled, keeping along tho
border of the lagoon.
Tho officer of the day was sitting on his
porch, but a few doors away, and the
sentries, on account of numerous robberies
that have recently been mnde iu the garri-
son, were all on the qui vive.
Major Carloton offers a reward of $50 for
the detection of the miscreants.
There have been recently a number of bold
robberies in the garrison. While the troops
were up the river their quarters wore en-
tered and eight boxes belonging to tne men
were opened and robbed. Later tho quar-
ters of the sergeant major were entered, his
chest chopped open with a hatchet and some
$30 stolen, and more recently the quarters
of I)r. Wolf and of Lieutenant Chatfield
were both entered from the rear and a num-
ber of articles of no very great valu3 stolen.
This made the guard particularly active,
and the last robbery shows that the thieves
are very bold and unscrupulous.
The county officials of Hidalgo county ad-
vertise for bids for the construction of a
jetty to prevent the Rio Grande from out-
ing away the town of Hidalgo, which has
been almost destroyed by it.
CLEW TO THE CRIME.
Chicago Police Worlcinjj Up the Case o/ tlie
Murdered Young Woman.
Chicago, November 18.—At a late hour
Saturday night a policeman found a young
woman plainly dressed lying iu a pool of
blood on tho pavement of the grand boule-
vard, near Forty-third street. She was
taken to the hospital, where a ghastly
wound was discovered on the back of her
head. Tho woman was unconscious and
died in a short time. The police havo iden-
tified her as Eva Mitchell, aged 19. She
came here from Washington, Iowa, six
months ago. An important clue has been
obtained from the flagman at the railroad
track at Fortieth street, who claims
an intimate acquaintance with Miss Mitch-
ell. lie says tliat tho girl called Saturday
evening at the shanty to bid him good-by,
sayinu that she was going to get married.
She was in a buggy, driven by a young man
whom tiie flagman thinks he could identify.
The police haVe not yet found any trace of
the young man.
Tin Hyde I\.<rk police have arrested two
men on suspicion of connection with the
murder. The authorities refuse to make
their names public at present.
Soon after the first two men were ar-
rested, two others were captured as know-
ing something of the crime. The men's
names are now given as Thos. Masterson,
N. O. Gray, Robert Layton and H. A. How-
ell. The Hyde park police refuse to say
which one of the men is supposed to have
killed the girl ,
EDNA NEWS NOTES.
J NO. T. DICKINSON,
District Court in Sosslon—!lut lC.itt.1e Law-
lessness— Tlusincss Improving.
Edxa, Tex., November 19.—District court
is in session, Hon. W. H. Burkliart presid-
ing. Owing to the death of a near relative
Hon. R. E. Harvey, district attorney, is un-
able to be present. N. J. Chivers, ex-county
attorney, having been appointed by tho
judge to represent the state, is filling tlio
bill admirably, and has been complimented
by his honor for his ability. He is a rising
attorney and will make his mark in the le-
By Tuesday or Wednesday this session of
court, will bo closed. Only six bills have
been found by the grand jury, showing that
the county is free from lawlessness, and for
peace and good order will rank with any
county iu the state.
Cram's majority over Brewster In this
county was 58 votes.
Several deaths have occurred in the coun-
ty within the pist few weeks that havo
caused a feeling of sadness to pervade tho
communities in which they occurred, in
each ease the deceased being the mother of
large families of small children.
Thero is considerable cotton yet to mar-
ket, and the staple is bringing good prices,
in fact prices nearly equal to Houston or
Business has been dull since the election,
but is becoming a little better, and there
has been a fair fall trade up to date.
Nearly K)0;i bales of cotton have been mar-
keted here. This is in excess of any previous
year by several hundred bales.
ruujiifilt'd Hi a Polislic
A Ill'licili >0 i:'0 (ill IRS.
IV. J.Carmii'liae!, 1).Milv ai';oc\ Wis.,
•r.d. his testimony r-xaivilng tlio merits (f tiia
JJif/vvAUinii.;, Wis., Juiy 1.3, i#H8.
(iF.N-; 7/^.ikn: 'i'hcmne I u«e your ideal Folk
Tooth Polisht r the more favorably impressed £
am with it. A& a polisher lor the teeth anil &
means of hardeninu: the : en t vo .quids it h»u
no equal. .1. l\ ("JA K Mlt.-IIAEL, D.D.S*
Jioiisr.Y to., t ua, n. y.
AT ALL DRUGGISTS.
frti 32 fl
Or tlie Iiif(nov Habit. Positively Cured
by Admfn!*terin<v Haiucef'
It eon lie givr.i i:i a cup of coifei' or tea without th#
knowleii--, -• the pesm taking 11: is absolutely
lii'.rmP1 and will oO'cl a permanent nod ppecfly enre^
wlii'tJier ihw pcrs'iu is a moderate drinker or alcohoHo
wreck. TliotiRaudrt ol' drunkards have been mode tera-
i ])i»rat«! men \v!-.> have inken Golden Specific in their
| foiTeo without UiHr knowledge and to-day hrlieva
tlitv quit. <lrii khifi of Jhelr own fret? will. IT NEVER
FAILS, 'l i e once inipretfnate.l with the Spe*
eiiie, If hrt:o.-,"s an utter in?possibility for tho liquor
appetite to e.vlKt. l'or sale by
Tirbo. \IKKE, Druggist,
li:» Market fit., Galveston, Tex.
AFTER A LONG CONFINEMENT
McDonald, the Chicago Uoodler, .Emerges
In to tho Open Air.
Chicago, III., November 19.—[Spetlinl]—
A local paper says: After seventy-three
weeks imprisonment in the county jail Ed-
ward McDonald walked out of the criminal
court Saturday evening a free man lender
$10,000 bonds. The formality of the bonds
and the distant prospect of another trial
seemed trifles light ks air and the fuce of the
ex-engineer and boodler was wreathed in
smiles. Mis ride down town partook of the
nature of an exile's return. Long confine-
ment in jail has not decreased McDonald's
weight or lessoned apparently the number
of his friends. With them the question of
the convicted man's guilt was appa-
rently never considered. It was enough
to know that ho was "a moighty
good fellow in hard luck." He was welcomed
back to freedom and treated like a prince.
One of the attorneys for the boodler said:
"McGarigle can now come back to Chicago,
shake hands with Sheriff Matson, spend ton
days in jail and walk away a free man. Mc-
Garialo got away while his motion for a
new trial was pending. While hs has been
away McDonald iias taken up the case at
his own expense and decided it in McGar-
igle's favor. It is a huge joke. It moans
an absolute discharge for both men."
Who He Was.
Fortress Monroe, Va., November 19.—
Major tfarnsworth, inspector-general, who
died to- .lay at Fortress Monroe, was ap-
pointed to the army from New York in July,
1804, as captain and assistant quartermas-
ter. He was in the Shenandoah valley and
engaged in Sheridan's campaign. He was
at Cumberland in June, 1855, and in Balti-
more as department quartermaster until
1835. Up to the date of his appointment as
inspector-general in 1865 he was stationed iu
the department of Texas, and since that
time has been on duty in this city.
The Murdered Archbishop.
Ottawa, Out., November 10.—informa-
tion has reached here that Vie United States
cutter Thetis has reached Victoria, B. C.,
with the remains of Archbishop Zeaahers
on board. The archbishop was murdvre.l
by an Indian attendant iu northern Biitish
Columbia last year.
1)3 Your Own I>yelng» nt Home*
Th -y will dye everything. They ore sold every.
' where. Trie kOc. a package. They have no equal
! /or Strength, Brightness, Amount in Package®
j or for Fastmas ot' Color, or non-fading Qualities.
I They ^ o r. ot err.r.k or smut; <i0 colors. For sale by
Clias. V. Srliott. C. V»'. Preston & Co., School*
Her.l & MeCianahan. Dr. J. L. Lar^e Hatli Ave-
i nuo and Ave. 1- l)rug store, Albert Hesso and J.
J .). Snhott.
f-evernh, sometimes craving food anil eating ra-
venously, again refusing wholesome diet, tossing*
rest lastly in sicep.nioaning and grinding the teeth,
then you mav know Worms aro sapping at their
life and unless prompt measures are taken, spasms
and tin ally death will follow. 51. A« Fahne*
BlficUc's Vcrssstfissre never fails to
cure. Try and sec for yourself, it h.is stood the test
2P03T8. SO YEAR®.
P ©RSIYE'iE l'"er LOST or FAILING IJMTH00D;
Hfl'iUtK General anJ NERVOUS DEBILITY;
( -TTy? o£Bodyai)d Mind:JEffeet*
cf Errors or E^cessns in Old or ienug*.
VMi'e fully lit)** In F.n*antt> and
eir'iictli 11 WlUii, ( "itWYKl.OrKU OIU.ANS A l'ARTS of ftOUV.
AhsolUcIv HOMK TiiKATMKST—r.«npfll» In a day-
tfhtirv Irr.v. 17 Stnlm, TrrrUuno*, »•*.•* S-crehruCoontrl#iu
f oo "an *rile them. Kook. fui! t?xn!»iii4Uon, cimi rirooftnaaHaT
Vel'"a) IV™ ijjr.u ER!£ OEfilSAl GO., BCfFAtO, *. '
■f t TO & DATS,
I prescribe and Tally ®n-
rlors* F:i;r <3 aa the oo!j
speciiie for the certain cur4
of this disease.
G. K. JJN< i HA If AM, M. %
Amsterdam, N. Y,
V/p have sold Big G fof
many y^ars. nnd it hat
jpr, jiivon tho best ci calls-
1>. It. DYCHK »fc CO..
I'srk^J 91.0S). Sold by Diuggist*
HYGB18, (HFALLieiF. & PRESERVATIVE
fV;res prosurt'y, w . ndditinnal treatment, aS
: cc.Mit or chronic (iisv'hunres* ot t'-iH I'llnaryprgana
,t. j-Vrre. (?■-icn^-or t-> limn), Ph riuacK-.;^ Paris.
Kci J by druggists throughout the United atatea.
The arrangements, the varied attractions, the buildings—all now complete and perfect—constitute
the GRANDEST MEXICAN-AMERICAN FAIR ever yet inaugurated.
In order that the entire programme can be executed,
This Great Fair Has Been Extended
TWO DAYS, and will not close until
Each Day's Programme is replete with magnificent attractions. The Exposition Building,
overflowing with Wonderful Exhibits from Two Nations, should be
seen to be appreciated. The Concerts of
THE FAMOUS MEXICAN BAND
Every morning and night are masterpieces of soul-stirring music.
Tfi WEAK US
£ """r" ' £52 IV rora, early dorajr, iOt*
a anbood , «'t". I *if> t-onn a , 1 rr-nti.se «*ralt»dj
ccutalniMf full particulars for home cure, frv*» ot
S^aop. F. C. FOWLE R. Moodus. Conn.,
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