Jacksonville Banner. (Jacksonville, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 24, Ed. 1 Friday, October 19, 1894 Page: 2 of 10
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S. E JlcFARLiANLq Putt-
ALL OVER THE STAVE.
Interesting Cullings on Various Subjects
Taken from the Daily Press.
The suit of Nichols vs. the State oi
Texas, at Austin, for $10,000 extra
work, in excess of the original con-
tract price for constructing the gen-
eral land office, was dismissed on de-
murrer interposed by the state. The
building was constructed under an act
of the legislature of 1856, appropriat-
ing the sum of $40,000 for that pur-
pose and the grounds of demurer were
that this appropriation could not be
exceeded, and that any attempt on
the part of the legislature to make
pro vision for the payment of a greater
Bum than that originally appropriated
was an express violation of section 7,
article 7, of the constitution of 1845,
and section 44 of article 3 of the pres-
Mr. Magill, from Bay City, Mata-
gorda county, was in Wharton re-
cently accompanied by Robert Fen-
ner, the county surveyor of Bee
county. Mr. Fenner has been laying
off the new town site. Mr. Magill
comes to make the preliminary sur-
vey of the channel of the Colorado
river preparatory to putting in a
steam barge to ply up and down the
river between Wharton and Bay City.
Mr. Magill has met with considerable
success among the citizens in his
John D. Williams is suing Tom
Padgitt at Waco for damages in the
sum of $25,500. The plaintiff alleges
•that he was engaged in the saddle and
harness business in the town of Bart-
lett, Bell county, Texas, and that the
defendant closed the plaintiff by at-
tachment suit, destroying the business
of plaintiff. Also that defendant Pad-
gitt caused the arrest of Plaintiff
Williams on a*charge of swindling,
which greatly injured the standing of
At Gatesville recently occurred th«
death of one of the smallest children
probably ever born in Texas. . At its
birth it weighed just one pound and a
silver dollar would cover its face en-
tirely. It was seven weeks old and
was the child ot Mr. and Mrs. E. C.
Drake, who are ordinary-sized'people.
The cause of its death is unknown, as
it was found dead when its parents
awoke one morning. During its life
hundreds of people called to see it.
T. F. Davis of Galveston has a hen
that lays eggs that weigh six ounces.
On breaking one of these eggs open
it was found that it contained be
Bides a large quantity of meat
another medium sized hen egg per-
fectly formed, shell and all. Mr.
Pavis says this immense egg was laid
by a small, ordinary looking hen
which is in the habit of doing just
• Buch things with clock-like regularity.
J. L. Brownlee, assistant United
States engineer in charge of the har-
bor improvements at Sabine Pass,
was in Orange the other day. He
pas been up the Sabine river to the
Narrows, a place that has always ob-
structed navigation on that river,
examining the work that has been
done and the work needed, with a
view of placing the $5000 appropria-
tion allowed by the last congress.
John Firn, an unsophistocated youth
arrived from Johnson, Neb., at Fort
Worth, recently, with $37 and a de-
sire for work. While at the union
depot he loaned his money to a
stranger who had promised him a job,
taking as security therefor a $600
check on oa Denton bank. The
stranger excused himself just for a
moment and he has not since been
Joseph Stahl, an old citizen, aged
about 60 years, at San Antonio re-
cently tried to fill a gasoline stove
while the burners were lighted, and
as result he is now confined to his
bed with both ears burned off and his
head and the rest of his body in a
frightful condition. Internal injuries
are feared, and if such is the case his
physician says he will die.
The blues and grays met in annual
reunion at Vernon recently. About
seventy-five of the old veterans were
present. Music, marches and a basket
dinner made up the programme of th?
of the day. At night the district
court room was filled to overflowing
by an enthusiastic audience and many
patriotic speeches were made.
A special train consisting of two
coaches of immigrants and eleven cars
of household goods, etc., arrived at
Rosenburg junction recently on the
Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe from Mc-
Pherson, Kan., and left at once for El
Campo and Port Lavaca on the New
York, Texas and Mexican railroad,
where they will locate.
At Yorktown, DeWitt county, re-
cently, Mrs. Louis Mehnert was
hooked by a cow. The horn struck
The Sugar Land and Velasco Ter-
minal railroad companies have both
filed their annual report with the rail-
road commission. The Sugar Land
road, judging from its report, ha3
been living in clover of late, as its re-
ceipts are largely in excess of its ex-
At Houston there is more corn in
market than there has been for some
time past and still the supply is no
greater than the demand. There is
greater complaint of lack of cars to
move corn. Bran is scarce and in
good demand, prices being very firm.
Of the 239 counties which have
handed in their assessor’s rolls for
1894 to the comptroller, 145 show a
total decrease in taxable values of
$29,598,331 and 85 show show a total
increase of $10,472,268, leaving a net
decrease of $19,126,063.
At Denison recently Dennis Mc-
Grew, colored, while attempting to
run a cow into a pen, the cow caught
.him in the mouth with the point of
her horn, which came out above the
left ear. Fie will recover, but will be
disfigured for life.
At Waco the room of George Hun-
ter Smith was entered recently and a
lot of jewelry and money stolen. A
policeman arrested two boys who gave
their names as Harry Kelsey and Geo-
Wilson, who are accused of the rob-
The engineer employed to make a
survey of the river valley north of
Colorado City, Mitchell county, look-
ing to the construction of a dam for
storing water for irrigating purposes,
is now in the field with a full force of
Two young German farmers were
•assassinated in Brazoria county the
other night by unknown parties. They
were sitting reading and were shot
through a window. Robbery was the
motive, but they only got 80 cents.
A duel to the death between an
old man named Stripling and his son,
living ten miles south of Waco, took
place recently, on the Brazos. The
father was shot and mortally wounded
and the son’s skull crushed.
A young son of Ky W''est was badly
kicked by a horse on the side of his
face at Corsicana a few days ago. At
first it was thought he would lose one
of his eyes, but the physicians think
he will recover entirely.
At Gatesville, Coryell county, re-
cently, the little sons of Lige Hender-
ILL OYES THE WORLD
HAPPENINGS OF GENERAL IN-
TEREST TO ALL.
& Comprehensive Epitome of Seflons
and Sensational Sortings Condensed
from all the Leading Dailies for the
At Jacksonville, 111., recently Ed-
ward Watkins of Modesto appeared
in great haste with the pretty 16-
year-old daughter ot Judge Solomon
and the couple were married just in
time to smile at the father, who had
telegraphed just ahead of his coming.
They were loudly upbraided. The
father charged Watkins with abduc-
tion and had him arrested in spite of
the tears and entreaties of the bride.
The judge ordered the prisoner put
under a $500 bond. Watkins thought
he could secure bond by going to
Murray ville, ten miles away. There
he went in company with an officer,
but when he returned sobs had done
the work and he was released and the
young couple went home happy.
The fishing schooner John M.
Keene, of Boston, from the Channel
fishing grounds, arrived at Boston
recently, with colors half-mast. The
captain reports that on September 29
two of the crew, John Matheson and
Howard Smith, left the vessel to
tend the trawls. The captain thinks
their boat struck a sword fish, which
towed it out to sea. Matheson was
26 years old, single, and made his
home in Boston. Smith was about
22 years of age, and came from Hali-
fax, N. S.
At Barnard, 111., recently, Mrs. J.
C. Miller and her 10-year-old neice,
were murdered. Miller had a 200-
acre farm and was out hunting at
night. When he returned he found
his wife and niece cut and hacked to
pieces and blood all over the furni-
ture and walls. Robbery may have
been the motive, as $40 in money was
taken. The sheriff has sent for
bloodhounds to put on the trail.
Great droves of hogs are being
brought into Colorado from the por-
tions of Nebraska where crops have
failed, and hog cholera has broken
out in several localities. Having no
funds to establish a quarantine against
Nebraska hogs, the state veterinary
board has issued a notice advising
importers to isolate such animals for
son and Joe Barnes, while bathing in s^x*ty javS-
the Leon river, near town, were both _
Levi P. Morton Republican candi-
the Leon river, near town,
■drowned. The bodies were recovered
in a short while.
The state treasurer has just paid
outstanding treasury warrants up to
No. 8500, having accumulated about
$12,000. The amount of unpaid war-
rants outstanding is estimated at
Scott & Harold of Fort Worth have
closed a trade with M. B. Pulliam for
2000 4-year-old steers at $19.75, to be
delivered at San Angelo.
At Grand Prairie, Dallas county, a
few days ago. Bill Reed shot Jake
Hann in the arm and slightly wounded
him. Both negroes.
Jasper is rapidly improving.
Among the inducement offered to set-
tlers is a good school and local option.
The Oriental Powder Mills of Maine,
with $1,000,000 capital, will hereafter
dp business in Texas.
Fort Bend county has just redeemed
$1000 of bridge bonds held by the per-
manent school fund.
About 16,000 bales of cotton have
been received at Mexia, Limestone
county, this season.
The principal of the Bryan graded
schools is making war on the cigar-
Stinton, San Patricio county, had
its first barbecue and public speaking
the other day.
Several vessels have just left Ve-
lasco, loaded with Texas products for
Yoakum is a half and half town —
half in DeWitt and half in Lavaca
The city fathers of Taylor are still
wrestling with the water question.
Greer county now has one gin in
operation. It is located at Altus.
The Comanche County fair was the
best the county has ever had.
The sheep men of El Paso county
are shearing their flocks.
Corn is worth 50 cents per bushel
at Dublin, Erath county.
But one death has occurred at
Huntsville since July 28.
Over 6000 people went to hear T. L.
Nugent at Galveston.
Moscow, Polk county, is to have a
new first-class hotel.
November 1 is farmers day at the
Dallas state fair.
F’ort Worth has 2864 school child-
Grass is fine and cattle fat in El
The Kftigs county Democracy of New
York have nominated E. P. Wheeler
for governor and endorsed the re-
mainder of the Hill ticket. This it
is thought will elect Morton, the Re-
John King went down into a well
80 feet deep, near Germantown,
Tenn., the other evening to clean it
out. The well caved in and King was
killed. His body has not been re-
A bank cashier at Cincinnati, O.,
recently put .a wallet of money in his
pocket, went into a crowd, and now
claims that he was robbed.
Aided by a woman, United States
officers have arrested three persons
at Chicago charged with making
Members of the American Protec-
tive association at Kansas City charge
their officers with selling the order to
the highest bidder.
J. J. Corbet and Robert Fitzsim-
mons have signed to fight somewhere
in Florida after July 1, 1895, for a
purse of $41,000.
Cedar Keys, Florida, was badly
wrecked by the recent storm, the
main street being piled with debris
from end to end.
A blind Mexican known as Philippe
El Ciego was drowned ,irs the lagoon
near Matamoras, Mexico, recently,
Wholesale grocers of Chicago are
leaders in a revolt against the sugar
trust which is spreading over the en-
William G. Whitney, Mr. Cleve-
land’s right hand man in New York,
has declared for David B. Hill for
Uncontradicted rumors are to the
effect that Nsllie Grant Sartoris is to
marry General H. K. Douglas, of Bal-
Two police judges in Kansas City,
Mo., have been indicted on charges of
forgery, embezzlement and other
Mayor Hopkins of Chicago has com-
menced a vigorous warfare upon all
violators of the smoke nuisance ordi-
The Hungarian diet has passed the
bill granting liberty of worship to all
creeds, despite the opposition of the
Prominent officials of the Colorado
Republican league have deserted their
party and will work with the Popu-
When Others Ft
Eoo'd’s Sarsaparilla builds up the shat-
tered system, by giving vigorous action to
the digestive organs, creating an appetite
and purifying the blood. It is prepared
by modern methods, possesses the greatest
curative powers, and has the most wonder-
ful record of actual cures of any medicine:
in existence. Be sure to get only Hood’s,
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I feel much better since taking Hood’s
Sarsaparilla. I have taken a great many
other medicines, hut they have given me no
relief. My wife and children have also-
taken Hood’s Sarsaparilla for purifying
the blood with beneficial results.” Emil,
Koch, Beecher, 111. Get only Hood’s.
FiOOd’S Pills are purely vegetable. 25c.
her in one side of the abdomen and u „ , , , ..
tore through the skin and flesh aerrss Brownsville has a school population
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to the other side, but did not enter
the cavity. The wound was stitched
up and she is doing well at this time.
Llano is again improving some.
Burglars are at work at Waco.
date for governor of New York, is
in trouble. While in London, Eng.,
he had in his employ one John How-
ard as a coachman. When he re-
turned to this country he brought
Howard along and Howard is still at
work for him. The charge is that he
imported labor under contract.
The entire Remier family at Dalton,
O., has been rearrested, new evidence
having been discovered. The family
is charged with conspiracy to burn
the town, which recently was nearly
wiped out of existence by fire. The
Remiers were suspected and arrested
some time ago, but owing to lack of
evidence were discharged.
During a terrific wind storm the
other night the schooner Hartford
with 24,000 bushels of wheat was
driven ashore at Woodville, N. Y.
Capt. Wm. O’Toole, wife and child,
Richard Seymour, mate, Michael
Peurcell, Dennis McCarthy and an un-
known man were lost. The vessel is
a total loss.
The general term of the supreme
court, of New York, has reversed the
judgment for $25,000 obtained by
William Laidlaw against Russell Sage
for damages sustained by him from
the dynamite explosion perpetrated
by Henry A. Norcrossin Sage’s office,
two years ago, and ordered a new
The late gulf cyclone did consider-
able damage to coast shipping on the
coast of Florida, drove vessels ashore
at Mount Pleasant, Miss., passed
around Charleston, S. C., blew seventy
miles an hour at Savanah. Ga., and a
gale at Atlantic City, N. J., doing no
special damage as warning had been
Prof. William Sloan died at New
York the other day after a fast of
fifty days. Prof. Sloan has been sub-
ject to attacks of a strange disease,
which compelled him to fast. He has
frequently gone four weeks without
nourishment, and physicians expected
his recovery from the last attack.
All the printers on the New York
Tribune have struck because the pro-
prietors have refused to discharge
Kuights of Labor from the press
rooms and stereotype departments
and employ men under the typograph-
ical union’s jurisdiction.
The registration records in New
York and Brooklyn were broken.
There were registered in New York
102,906 voters, as against 92,644 in
1892. In Brooklyn there were 75,858,
as against 67,469 in the presidential
Frank Dupree, a commercial trav-
eler from Manchester, N. Y., was
sandbagged and robbed of over"$1200
at Toronto, Cut., the other night.
He may die of his injuries. Dupree
was soon to have been married.
James Hamilton, a stranger visit-
ing St. Louis, Mo., recently went out
to “see the town” and was robbed of
Richard Smith, the wealthy type-
founder, leaves by will more than
$1,000,000 to the city of Philadelphia.
Oliver Magnuson, a prominent A.
P. A. worker and editor of Michigan,
has renounced allegiance to the order.
Government officials fear their ina-
bility to convict Capt. Flovvgate,
charged with embezzling thousands.
The Missouri, Kansas and Texas
railroad is charged with having
formed a partnership with scalpers.
Two bandits held up an express
train near Sacramento, Cal., recently,
and secured $200,000 and escaped.
Major General Schofield, in his re-
port to the secretary of war, asks for
an increase in the national militia.
The Illinois Central railroad threat-
ens to withdraw from the Western
Passenger association agreement.
Mrs. Grover Cleveland and the la-
dies of the select 400 of New York are
in favor of woman suffrage.
Hardy Miller forged his father’s
name for $175 at Canton, 111., recently,
and now languishes in jail.
A little child fell headforemost in a
bucket of lard at Mobile, Ala., a few
days ago and was drowned.
A New York dog whose eyesight is
affected is daily seen wearing a pair
A building collapsed in New York
the other night and eight persons
The port of Copenhagen will be of-
ficially opened as a free port Novem-
ber 9 next.
The lighthouse at Cape San Bias on
the Florida coast has been wrecked
by, a storm.
John Dorsey, a colored pugilist,
was drowned at New York a few days
The London clearing house does a
business of $32,500,000,000 per year.
The whisky trust has issued $2,«
500,000 new bonds to pay of rebates.
The wheat crop of Kansas thi9 yeaj
is estimated at 70,000,000 bushels.
Secretary Carlisle denies that hi
will be a candidate for the senate.
Congressman William L. Wilson hai
returned from London, England.
The gold reserve in the federa
treasury is increasing slowly.
* Five inches of’»now fell in Ohio thl
The president is still at Buzzards
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes is dead
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