The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 27, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 23, 1888 Page: 1 of 4
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1111, SPRING. Ml,
It will pay Country Merchants [visiting our
city to examine our stock before purchasing
elsewhere. All ocderH through our travelers or
»y mail shall be promptly attended to.
Successor to Mcllhenny Co.)
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
Dry Gr00ds, N0ti0ns, Boots, Shoes,
HOUSTON - - - TEX.
TO - usriG-zeiT i
Ahd Every WEDNESDAY Hereafter, by
Professor Petlt's Military Band.
There is some Cotton still in the
country, scattered here antl
there, and held for future ship-
When you get ready to ship please
do not forget that we have made
a success of the business of hand-
ling Cotton during the last fif-
teen years, and that nowhere
else can you obtain better results
If as good
Among our numerous patrons
there are several prominent spin-
ners' buyers who ship to us quite
liberally,and they ought to know
what they are doing.
• (1 •
WM. D. CLiiv ELAND & CO.,
EX BRIO DIANA FROM BREMEN I
100 barrels (Spring '80 Sour
150 cases (q'ts) Florida Orange
200 cases (pints) Lertion Gin-
50 casks Imported Ginger Ale.
50 cases Lime Juice (a delicious
HEIDENHEIMER & CO.
A Strictly Long Havana Filler with
The Ooly 10-Ceot Cigar For
PARTIDOS are Wrapped ill Tissue Paper and
Bear our Signature.
S, Ottenberg & Bro JannPrs, New York.
MAYER, KAHN & FREIBERG,
Sole Agents, Galveston, lex.
Send for a Sample Order.
Having just made large contracts
for our Leading Brands of
We offer tliem to the Trade at Bottom Figures.
DANVILLE BELLE, 0-inch, 53.
BIG SAM, Nary.
GOLD ROLL, Navy.
ULLMANN, LEWIS & CO.,
Wholesale Grocers and Importers,
Good grain swelled and kiln dried, distilled
by a careful and experienced distiller, is the
reason tlie following parties sell A. «& H. MY-
Eft*' SCHUYLKILL WHISKY to their line
trade: HY. TOtf JOUSE, El). RORELLY, GUS
HOTEL, and others.
First degree of nierit awarded for quality by
experts at the New Orleans Exposition in 1885. -
Wholesale;Agents for Texas—CHAS. DAL-
IAN, Galveston: HUGO S: 8GHMELTZER, San
Antonio; E. M. TILLM AN, Dallas.
OF THE LATEST AND MOST ECONOMI-
CAL STYLE. Wehavte a complete line of
goods, which every pinner will iind to his ad-
vantage to investigate. Ask for estimates
©IIMliFeonSr <Sc HA^TWELL
Under Popular ManaKeni an 1 autl Summer rates.
A. S. JS'KWSO?*, Proprietor,
Office of Publication': Nos. 184 and 186 Mechanic Street, Galveston'.
Entered at the Postoffice at Galveston* as Second-class Matter.
VOL. XLVII—NO. 27.
GALVESTON, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 1883.
Lanmasas Springs, Texas,
On Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe
(W ALTITUDE, 1300 FEET. J9S)
Now Open for the Season.
GRAND BALL MAY 30TH.
Excursion Rates! Hot and Cold Sulphur
Baths! Specially adapted to the cure of
ltheuniatism, Dyspepsia, Liver and
Kidney Diseases! Finest Swim-
ming Pools in the world, oper-
ated by the owners.
We Solicit Consignments Of
And will Make Liberal Advances
IW NO CHARGE FOR STORAGE. _gl
Gust. Heye & Co.,
Cotton and Wool Factors, and
CROSSE & BLACKWELL'S
Red Currant Jelly,
Black Currant Jelly,
PREPARED FROM THE CHOICEST
FRUITS WITH HIGHLY RE-
RICKER & LEE,
Importers, Galveston, Tex.
Under tho management of G. McGlNLEY.
Manufacturers' Agent for
Farm and Mill Machinery, Victor
Hay Press, Champion Mower,
HOTTBTOIT - TgjSAS.
GEO. c. LESTER
Lire Stock Commission Merchant.
Houston - - Texas.
Office—Corner Congress and Fannin Sts.
Meteorological reports roceivod at Galveston
May 22,1888, at 2 p. m. Observations taken at
tlie samo moment of time at all stations:
San Antonio.. •
COTTON REGION BULLETIN.
♦Trace of rain.
monterey and tamptco.
Chicago, 111., May 33.— An important
contract was signed yesterday by Major
Grant B. Brown, attorney for General Ge-
ronimo Trcvino and Seuor Emetterio de la
Garza of Monterey, Mex. Tlie commission-
ers of the Monterey and Tampico railroad
grant contracted with Morris R. Locko &
Co. of Jerseyville, 111., for tlie building of
their line of road from Monterey to Tam-
pico, or Luigama or Maderio, on the gulf of
Mexico, a distance of 335 miles. The con-
cession is one of the most liberal ever grant-
ed by tile Mexican government. In addi-
tion to a subsidy of *T>000 per kilometer, the
material for the construction is admitted
free' of duty, tlie property is exempt from
taxation for twenty years, and the Mexican
government assumes an indebtedness of the
road of £8000 a mile.
nfiw vkstimjus train".
St. Louis, Mo., May 23.—General Manager
Chappelland General Freight Agent Court-
wright of the Chicago and Alton railroad
were here to-day looking after the interests
of their road. Mr. Cliappell said that a ves-
tibule train will be put on the lino between
St. Louis and Chisago this week, and that
tlie cars to compose it will be the finest in
the service. Tho sleepers will have sixteen
sections, the first ever put on, and the whole
traiu will bo of novel design and decoration.
LOSSES BY FIRE.
Philadelphia, May 33.—The large iron
and machine works of the B jlmont Iron
company, formerly the Cooper & Mauley
manufacturing company, at Twenty-second
street and Elm avenue, were completely de-
stroyed by lire this morning, causing a loss
of £'00,000 on the building and machinery
and £10,000 on stock. The iusurauca almost
covets the lc^u.
NATIONAL LAW GIVERS.
CONVICT LABOR COMPETITION THE
Adverse Report on the Fractional Currency
13111—Tlie Fisheries Treaty—Senate
Amendments to River and Har-
Washington, May 23.—The floor was ac-
corded to tlie committee on labor, and Mr.
O'Neill of Missouri, chairman of that com-
mittee, called up the bill to confine the sale
of products of convict labor to the state in
which they are produced. Mr. O'Neill en-
deavored to have an arrangement executed
whereby debate on tlie bill should be lim-
ited to two hours, but the opposition was
made on the ground that the principle in-
volved in the bill was too important to be
established without full discussion and con-
Tlie majority and minority reports were
read at length.
Mr. O'Neill explained that the measuro
originated in a visit to this city of the manu-
facturers from New York, Brooklyn, Jersey
City, Philadelphia and other cities, who ap-
peared before the committee and pictured
the absolute ruin that stared them in tlie
face from the competition of convict labor.
One industry after another was attacked
by this convict labor system, and in
each case the industry was obliged to
lower rates of wages or go out of the busi-
ness. Men who were paying$3 and $3 50 a day
td their employes found themselves face to
face with competitors who paid only Scents
an hour. The labor organizations of the
country, through their representatives, had
urged upon the committee tho necessity for
the passage of the bill. The tariff question
sank into insignificance when it was real-
ized that there was a cancer at home eating
the heart out of every trade and industry.
Mr. Plumb of Illinois, a member of the
labor committee, opposed the bill on tlie
ground that it was unconstitutional and in-
terfered with interstate commerce. He
said the committee had not properly inves-
tigated the subject before action upon the
bill; that it had not a word of opinions and
experience of experts, but had based its ac
tion upon petitions signed by manufac-
turers, who in many cases sold in this coun-
try the products of English prisons. He
held that prison labor was necessary to the
reformation of convicts, as it prepared
them to re-enter society equipped with
Mr. Kogers of Arkansas addressed him-
self to the constitutional principles involved
in the measure, and argued that congress
had not power to lay an embargo and pass'
a law which provided for non-interoourse
between the states of the union.
Mr. Butterworth of Ohio said this was
not the first time the name of labor was
outraged upon this floor. A pebble that was
dropped into the ocean disturbed every
atom of water in the ocean, and in the
same way a disturbance in the ranks of
labor anywhere disturbed every portion of
society from the highest to the low-
est—from the outer edge to the cen-
ter. The highest interest of the house
was to promote tlie well-being of all, and
the man who intimated that anyone on this
floor was unfriendly to labor was a dun®),
a knave or an unabridged ass. The main
backers of this bill were not laboring men.
This was the first time he had ever known
monopoly to join hands with labor in order
to make the criminals of the country gen-
tlemen of elegant leisure. Some gentle-
men seemed to feel a sympathy i'or the
criminals. He l'elt a little anxious over the
men wlio-bore the burden of caring for and
supporting those criminals.
Sir. O'Neill inquired what labor the gen-
tleman sought to support in his tariff
Mr. Butterworth replied that he was try-
ing to protect American labor against for-
eign labor. He was not attempting to tax
labor at home in order to support labor on
the other side in idleness.
Mr. O'Neill inquired which the gentle-
man preferred to remain idle, the liouest
workingman or tlie felon.
Mr. Butterworth remarked that tlie gen-
tleman spoke with all the confidence of
knowledge and all the assurance of igno-
rance. The trouble with the gentleman
was that lie assumed his facts.
Mr. O'Neill insisted that he asserted what
he knew, and that was that workingmeu
were demanding this bill.
Mr. Butterworth declared there was no
evidence that any industry had been stricken
down by reason of competition with convict
labor. There was not a well ordered busi-
ness establishment that could not compete
with prison labor.
Mr. Brumm of Pennsylvania said the gen-
tleman was entirely mistaken.
Sir. Butterworth denied that he was mis.
taken. The greatest punishment that could
be inflicted upon honest men was to tax
them to support the criminal who had
Mr. Wilson of Minnesota argued against
the bill on constitutional grounds.
Mr. Adams of Illinois opposed the bill as
being unconstitutional and as being con-
trary to public interests. He read a letter
written to Mr. Morrow of California by the
governor of that state stating that a large
number of jute bags were made by convict
labor which did not compete iu the slight-
est with free labor, and that the passage of
the bill would work great hardship to the
state. Mr. Adams also called attention to
the fact that the convicts in the Missouri
penitentiary were large producers of saddle
trees, most of which were sold in Mexico.
Tho passage of this bill would prohibit that
Jlr. Cannon of Illinois was unwilling that
the bill should be passed unless there was a
provision incorporated in it prohibiting tho
importation of foreign goods manufactured
in whole or in part by convict labor.
Mr. Outhwaite of Ohio was opposed to
congress interfering with the domestic
affairs of states, when states were engaged
in trying to solve tlie problems as to bow
they should deal with their convicts.
Mr. Butterworth of Ohio urged Mr.
O'Neill to postpone the consideration of
the, bill to a fixed date, in order to afford an
opportunity for mature consideration and
correction of crudities.
Mr. lieed seconded the request, and Mr.
O'Neii asked consent to postpone the bill
till next Saturday, but objection was made,
and Mr. Lodge ot' Massachusetts addressed
the house in support of the bill. -
Mr. Caruth of Kentucky held that the
courts should be allowed to decide the point
of unconstitutionality raised about the bill.
It was the duty of t he people's represent a-
tives to protect their people against the
competition of convict labor.
Mr. Cannon of Illinois offered an amend-
ment prohibiting the importation for com-
mercial purposes of all goods, wares and
merchandise from any foreign country to
the United States, which in whole or in
part were manufactured or produced by
convict labor, and prescribing penalties for
violation of this prohibition. Adopted.
The previous question was then ordered—
yeas ISo, nays 44—on the engrossment and
third reading of the bill, and then house
The senate committee on finance this
morning offered an adverso report on the
fractional currency bill, but in its place a
bill will be reported reducing the fee on
postal notes for less than $1 to I cent.
At 2 o'clock, when the senate proceeded to
the consideration of unfinished business,
being the house bill to establish a depart-
ment of labor, Mr. Keagau addressed the
senate in opposition.
His speech was brief, and at its con-
clusion he moved as a substitute a bill
creating a department of industry. On a
vote by yeas and nays on the substitute
there were 9 yeas and 19 nays, less than a
quorum, and then Mr. Keagau withdrew
the substitute. The bill then passed. A
conference committee was ordered, and
Senators Blair, Wilson of Iowa and George
were appointed confrees on the part of the
Senate. The bill provides for a department
of labor, the general design and duties
of which snail be to acquire
and diffuse among tlie people of the
United States useful information on
subjects connected with labor iu the most
general and comprehensive sense of that
word, and especially upon its relation to
capital, hours of labor, earnings of laboring
men and women and means of promoting
their material, intellectual and moral pros-
perity. The personnel is to consist of a
commissioner, to he appointed by the presi-
dent by and with the advice and consent of
the senate, who is to hold office for four
years and receive a salary of $3000; a chief
clerk, stenographer and various minor
clerks, copyists and messengers.
A message from the president, returning
without his approval the senate bill for the
relief of I., J. Warden, was laid before the
senate. The bill directs the allowance of
SfiSii to Mr. Warden, receutly postmaster at
Lawrence, Kan., for extra clerk hire
from June 1, 1883, to June 3, 18S3.
The grounds for the veto are that allow-
ances to postmasters for clerk hire are
fixed by the postoffice department; that in
this case $3100 was allowed; that applica-
tions for additional allowance were declined;
that the expenses were therefore incurred at
the postmaster's own risk and that the pas-
sage of special acts in such cases would have
a dangerous tendency to encourage post-
masters to, substitute their own judgment
for that of the department and to relax the
Mr; Hoar remarked that the communica-
tion raised a very important constitutional
question, to which the senate should give
its careful consideration. He therefore
moved its reference to the committee on
privileges and elections. Agreed to. •
The committee of conference was ordered
on the pension appropriation bill, and Sen-
ators Allison, Dawes-and Gorman were ap-
The bill to authorize the construction of
a railroad bridge at Fort Smith, Ark., was
reported and placed on tlie'calendar.
Several were taken from tlie calendar and
passed, among them the senate bill to
amend tho law making an annual appro-
priation to provide arms and equipments
ror the militia, increasing the amount to
The senate then adjourned.
with open doors.
WASHINGTON, May 23.—It is now learned
that tlie republican senatorial caucus of last
evening adopted, with but three dissenting
votes, the KUldleborger resolution to con-
sider the fisheries treaty with open doors.
Two of tlie dissenting senators afterward
gave their assent.
Tlie democratic senators,who were a week
ago unanimously opposed to open consid-
eration of the treaty, are now larji'sjg in-
clined to join in the movement.
Tlie house committee on Indian affairs to-
day ordered a favorable report on tho house
bill granting to tlie St. Louis and San Fran-
cisco Railway company right of way
through the Indian Territory.
A favorable report was authorized 011 the
senate bill securing to the Cherokee freed-
men and others tho proportion of proceeds
of certain appraised lands west of the
Arkansas river, under tho act of March 3,
Although 110 positive action has yet been
taken by a majority of the ways and means
committee upon the amendments offered
by democratic members to the tariff bill, It
is reported by some of the representatives
directly interested in woolen schedules that
they have been assured that by way of com-
promise the committee will accept an
amendment reducing the duty "011 woolen
manufactures from 40 per cent fixed in the
bill to 35 per cent. Members of the com-
mittee decline to indicate how they will act
upon the amendment which was originally
offered by Mr. Grain of Texas, and propo-
sed to admit woolen manufacturing ma-
chinery duty free, and reduce the tariff on
woolen manufactures to 25 per cent,
The senate has decided by a vote of 36 to
27 not to consider the fisheries treaty in
open session. Tlie division was upon strict
party lines, Except in the cc.se of Mr. Hale,
whtf voted with the democrats adversely to
Mr. Ryldjeberger's resolution. Upon the
announcement of the result the body at
once went into legislative session. No time
lias yet been fixed for taking up the treaty.
GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS.
river ani) harbor bill.
Washington, May 23.—The democratic
members of the house committee on rivers
and harbors are dismayed by the changes
made in the bil« by the senate committee,
and express the intention to vigorously op-
pose most of those of importance. It is as-
serted that tho New England appropria-
tions have been in many cases increased
even beyond the estimates made by the en-
gineer officers and those submitted by the
department, while the southern items have
been ruthlessly cut.
The senate bill appropriating 8130,000 for
a public building at Fort Worth, Tex., with
an amendment reducing the appropriation
to $75,000, was favorably reported to the
a straw bid.
It is now definitely settled that the offer
to sell the government $5,300,000 bonds,
made in the name of a well known Phila-
delphia firm, was a straw bid, solely in-
tended to affect the stock market. The
firm says it did not makefile offer and do
not know who did. They promised to aid
the authorities in any way that might lead
to tho discovery of the person who had used
their name without authority. The matter
is being thoroughly investigated, and it is
deemed best by Acting Secretary Thompson
to withhold details of the affair from the
public at present.
Senator Manderson from the committee
011 military affairs to-day reported favor-
ably a bill to increase tbe annual appropria-
tion for militia from $400,009 to $000,000.
President and Mrs. Cleveland will leave
Washington Wednesday night to attend the
Presbyterian anniversary at Philadelphia.
The cruiser Baltimore will be launched at
Philadelphia July 4, and it is thought Mrs.
Cleveland will christen her.
W. L. Bancroft of Port Huron, Mich.,
has heen appointed general superintendent
of the railway mail, vice E. Nash resigned.
Mr. Bancroft has accepted theappointnient
and will enter upon the duties of his office
J utie 2.
Washington, May 33.—[Special]—There
is a report which seems to bo well authenti-
cated that in the event ex Senator Thur-
man of Ohio will not consent to take tho
second place on the ticket, it will be the
wish of President Cleveland that Postmas-
ter-general Dickenson lie nominated for
vice-president, and that he resign his
present cabinet position and take cliargo of
the campaign. It has been understood that
Mr. Scott of Pennsylvania was the presi-
dent's choice as the manager of the canvass,
but this however is a mistake. As the situa-
tion appears now there is nothing to
warrant the belief
that Governor Gray of Indiana will lie nomi-
nated. It is thought that the nomination
of that gentleman would produce so great
a dissension iu Indiana that it would so se-
riously complicate matters that it would
make the state extremely doubtful.
Commissioner of Pensions Black, who has
been for the past three years working up a
vice-presidential boom, and some charge
that he has been using his office for that
purpose, lia.s practically abandoned his can-
vass and sees that he can have 110 possible
show before tlie nomination.
WASHINGTON, May 23.— [Special] — The
sub-committee of the house committee on
military affairs having in charge the Fort
Brown investigation made their report to-
day, which bears out fully Secretary Endl-
cott's action in holding up the payment to
the Fort Brown heirs of the $100,000. Tlie
committee lias decided tlie amount appro-
priated by the original bill to bo
greatly in excess of tlie value of tho
property. They have therefore agree.d upon
$50,000 as ample to discharge the debt in
whatever way it may be computed. This
figure is arrived at upon this basis: Up to
1848 the question was an open one as to
whether tho site of the fort was upon Mexi-
can or American soil. By the treaty of
Guadalupe Hidalgo the laud was ceded to
the United States. A dozen witnesses have
testified that the property was then worth-
ITS SOLE VALUE
now is through the occupancy of it by tbe
government as a fort. Tho committeo
therefore think a present valuation of $10,-
000 is a generous one. In lieu of tlie pay-
ment ot tbe interest upon this amount
^jncet)^4date i^ou which tin ir<,; ernroant
took possession of the property, the com-
mittee provides for the payment of an annual
rental of $1000 for the succeeding periods of
forty years, thus making an «+,;regate in-
cluding the purchase price of &O,(l00, which
It is recommended should be appropriated.
The full committee will report to the house
in a few days, but whether it will approve
the sub committee report is not known as
texas patents granted.
Washington, May 23.—[Special]—Texas
patents granted to-day: Lucius S. Evans,
Alvarado, combined revolving harrow and
cultivator; Isaac J. Martin, Honey Grove,
plow point; David W. Piland, Waelder,
combined cotton chopping, planting p.ncl
cultivating machine; Ransomo If. Wiggins,
New Saleiu, elevator for cotton cleaning
Postmasters appointed to-day in Texas:
E. L. Wilson, Haleborough, Red River
county; T. H. Curtis, Lima, Freestone coun-
sy; James M. Wileman, Telephone, Fannin
Original invalid: Anton Henn, Denton.
Increase: Dr. H. Wheat, I'.'Uon, Mexican
survivors: Daniel McKenzie, Townsen
Mills; Madison A. Morris, Belcher;
Merrick Bartlett, Mangum; John
£. Williams, Tatnm; John Gray, Clio;
James B. Cox, La Grange; 1 lamby Gowdreii,
Strawn; Jessie A. H. Lander, San Antonio.
Mexican widows: Mary J., widow of David
M. Cook, Mount Pleasant; Minerva, widow
of Tbotnas B. Coopwood, Austin; Eleanor,
widow of Weorge R. Bean, Livingston;
Amanda, widow of Samuel Smith, Alva-
rado; Mary Ann, widow of .Josiah Pancoast,
San Angelo; Rhoda J. C, widow of Joseph
M. Anderson, Hubbard, Original invalid:
Leniery Stoekwell, Big Foot; Jacob Bird,
San Saba. Original widow, etc.: Emilia F,,
widow of Andrew Ackermau, San An-
tonio. Mexican survivors: Robert B.
Love, Cold Springs; Horace A. Boyd,
Tehuacana; William F. Davis, Trinity;
Burns B. Shacklett, Gainesville: A Jackson
Crane, Utopia: Jas. M. Barnes, Cedar Mills;
•las. Brown Stephens, Iredell; Alexander
Wtrshiski, Brownsville; Win. IT. Smith,
Whitesborough. Mexican widows: Agnes,
widow of Lewis Wauk. San Antonio: Mar-
garet, widow of Hamilton K. Morris, De-
Pittsburg, Pa., May 23.—The Thirty-fifth
annual conclave of the Knights Templar
of Pennsylvania began here to-lay end will
continue several days. This morning there
was a grand parade, in **.'hicl; about S."'.J0
sir knights from all parts if the st"to par-
ticipated. The weather was beautiful, and
along the route various conimanderies were
greeted with applause for their soldierly
bearing aud excellent marching. In
the afternoon the annual session of the
grand lodge will be held in the opera-house,
and in the evening there v ill be » reception
at the samo place. The city is fit holiday
garb aud the streets are thronged with visi-
to rs. _
Died of His Injuries.
E.mory, Tex., May 23.—R. S. Browning,
who was shot by Frank Jones, died this
morning. Sheriff McConnell promptly ar-
rested .Tones, and the grand jury which is
now in session has indicted him, and a
special venire called for Monday will try
him. In the criminal court this morning
Henry Wheeler was sentenced to two years
Kockport Naws Items.
ROCKI'OET, Tex., May 33.—Mr. S. A. Sor-
ensoikand Miss Sallie Hawes wero married
at the residence of the bride's parents at 8
o'clock this evening. A ball is to be given
in honor of tlie occasion at Court hall to-
Work on the grade is progiv-sing f:vv£>r i
ably. Another force is expected iu a day or
PRESIDENT CLEVELAND'S SECOND
CHOICE FOR VICE-PRESIDENT.
Post master-General Dickenson —The In-
diana Dilemma — Commissioner of
Pension* III.irk—Com JM'lu vt ion
to Fort Rrown Heirs, Etc.
•THE SECRET OF StlCfllF^ 13 CON-
STANCY TO PURPOSE."
It has been our constant aim to make the
"Seal of North Carolina" Plug Cut a choice,
rich, cool smoke. We have selected tha
choicest stock and given to its manufac-
ture the benefit of many years' experience.
To-day it is the undisputed leader of Plug
Cut Smoking Tobaccos throughout the
two, and the road will be pushed to comple-
tion by the latter part of next month.
Lumber for the hotel lias been ordered,
and work will begin as soon as it arrives.
A party of fifteen, composing the members
of the Dallas-Austiu-Kockport syndicate,
arrived here Sunday morning. Messrs. Lott
and Yoakum of the Aransas Pass mad were
Governor Gibbs is spending two or three
weeks here looking after his recently pur*
A fine boy arrived this morning to glad-
den the hearts of Mr. and Mrs. 1). M. Pio
STILL ON DUTY.
Tho Soldier* nt Hempstead to He Relieved
by Others—A Lowering Condition.
Hempstead, Tex., May 33.—Adjutant-
general King of the state military reached
here on the morning Austin train. Con*
sulfations were at once made with tha
county officers and several prominent citi-
zens. Ho informed your correspondent
that there is no danger of serious trouble
providing that good management be .shown
until the excitement is allayed. He re-
turned to Austin on the noon train to re-
port tho situation to tlie governor. Ifa
stated ns rangers could not lie had, ona
company of military would be ordered here
and relieve the Johnston Guards, wiio have
been on duty for the past thirty-six hours.
He further stated that Governor Ross and
himself would use every possible exertion
to have the trouble settled, and without tha
At present all is quiet in the city. The
sheriff's posse is on duty at the court-house,
and strangers would not suspect anything;
unusual going on. There is nut a military
patrol oil the streets, and none is needed.
The excitement seems to bo going down
slowly. Sheriff McDade justifies his action
in calling on tho military last night to
guard his prisoners, that it was in conse-
quence of inflammatory language used by
the two or three speakers at tho citizens'
meeting held in tho afternoon. Ho also
claims that his main object was to prevent
a disturbance and general outbreak.
Your correspondent wishes to be impar-
tial, and would not knowingly do injustice
to either party to this unfortunate and de-
plorable state of affairs.
MURDER AND SUICIDE.
31 ai t ino Cordova Confesses to Murder—Kill#
Ills Youiig Mistress and Himself.
Nacogdoches, Tex., May 33.—Oil the 3Sth
ultimo in this county Nancy Cordova, wife
of Martine Cordova, was murdered and
burned, of which mention was made in Tub
News, and also of the arrest of her husband
and Ben Procellcr. On the examining trial
Martine was released on a $330 bond, aud
w'rffc back VC ibe lujfchbc.tfood wh«Ai«
had lived, and induced Michio Y. Barbo, a
young Mexican girl, to leave her home, and
then cut her throat from ear to ear, holding
her in his lap until life was extinct. He
then cut his own throat but lived two days,
and being perfectly rational acknowledged
the murder of his wife, and that the girl,
Michio Y. Barbo, knew all about it, as it
was on her account that he had committed
the murder. He knew tho crime would lie
exposed and he bo punished, and to make a
short trial of it lie decided to make short
work of the girl and himself.
DISASTROUS RAILWAY ACCIDENT.
An Engine and Ten Cars of Stock Demol-
ished—Two Men Injured.
Longview, Tex., May 33.—At 3 o'clock
this morning No. 10, going north with twen-
ty cars of cattle, ran into No. IT, which was
trying to get on the siding at Lodi. Tho
stock train engine ran into the caboose of
No. 17, which stood on a trestle, and the en-
gine wont down with ten cars of stock, com-
pletely demolishing the bridge and killing
most of tho catyo. Engineer James Nolan
was dangerously but lint fatally injured.
His fireuiau Wcsttey is thought to be fatal-
The wreck is a very costly one, as fifty
cattle and several cars are a total loss.
Nolan, tho engineer, lives here and hie
wife is a sister to tho wife of Hart Moran,
who was badly hurt a few days ago at At-
lanta. These two sisters are nursing to lit'tt
two engineer husbands who were hurt so
near the same place.
This morning Mrs. Esau Evans, living
four miles from here on the Allison
ubice, dropped de id while attending to her
household duties. She ate a hearty break-
fast and seemed in perfect health up to the
time of her death.
Breuham Local News.
brenham, Tex., May a).—'The work at the
natural gas well, ten miles from here, has
been abandoned. Tlie engine was removed
to this place a few days ago. The hands
engaged had not been paid for their services
for a long time, and farmers in tho neigh-
borhood had failed to get paid for boarding
them. They have now had writs of attach-
ment issued on all the tools, etc., and will
try to save something.
The people of Brenham have had no in-
terest iu this project from the beginning,
and rejected tlie proposition to take paid-up
stock in t he so-called enterprise.
Navasota Public Schools.
navasota, Tex., May 33.—Last evening
the opera-house was crowded to its utmost
capacity, the occasion being tho closing ex-
ercises of the public free schools. Seven
graduates of the high school department
were given diplomas, Major Hannibal
Boone making tho presentation address.
Superintendent S. II. Flake, who for tha
past two years has hail charge of tha
schools, has added fresh laurels to his well-
earned reputation for efficiency. Navasot*
is proud of her schools.
Corpus Cliristi Cullings.
Corpus Christi, Tex., May fjg.—Forty-six
cars of cattle, six of sheep and two of
horses were shipped this morning.
Delegates to the Young Men's Christian
association convention at Houston leave to-
morrow for that city.
Jlr. J. W. Livingston and Miss Carrie
Beckham were married to-night.
Deed for Land Filed.
Corsicana, Tex., May 31.—In the county
clerk's office to-day there was filed a deed
from W. 11. Bright to S. M. Kerr for 1300
acres of land out of the Julius Lecompte
survey, situated r.sav Duwson, in consider-
ation of $31. W,
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