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was g committee. t l n v t t h e association October t h e e . This :.s tho most uiina t i l i t y o'f report, in were Woodward execu- have or- as Oc- K.VJOVAHLK E X f l ItSION. Tlie O'uotl Iloatls \ I s l t o v M uiij V i e w tin- J e l l i e During tho session ol the {iood roads leasuo Mr. P. K. Wren I n v i t e d of the good roads league to an exe-urslon on the revenue- c u t t e r , tendered Colonel Georuo i'.. 1'inlay, collector of customs, At L'o'ilock yesterday.afternoon the revenue revenue c u t t e r 1,,-fi Uu..elevator whan' ed w i t h gooil roads men and t h e and several pretty women, all bent on having a good time. The excursionists were chaperoned by Colonel lleorge 1'. Finlay, collector of customs; P. S. Wren, deputy collector: A. M. Shannon, postmaster, and C o u n t y JudEO Lockhart. and wav of up and to Have "Galveston every to of the 1»2,- bo- the mar- three built harbor. Tho revenue cutter :irst steamed up buy to the foot of T w e n t y - n i n It then retraced Its steps, steamed-past medical college and q u a r a n t i n e out Into the channel, bounded on the and south by the jetty walls. The revenue cutter plowed Its way until it ,wns fuii-lv out Into tho gulf, and rocked faufliciently to give the excursionists a faint Idea of ocean transportation. The sensation was not entirely pleasing to some of the fair ones, and one learned judge remarked ho thought It would make him sick to rocked so. The captain turned his vessel westward and passed closo !o the north jetty as far as Bolivar lighthouse, and sailing directly directly for the elevator wharf, landed his cargo safe and sound at a p. m. Tho good roads people while enjoying exhilarating effects of riding on the bay and gulf were not In tho least Inclined dlscusa methods for Improving the common highways. One gentleman remarked that ho did not now blame delegates who not punctual at'the sessions of the good roads convention. Attractions 'afforded by the beach and by the ocean are so novel to Interior residents, nnd so promotive of cheerfulness and general good feeling that the country denizens might be excused for gazing In admiration upon the wonders the deep when they were expected to to discussions about convict labor upon public highways and the Imperative de- mantis of amending the Texas statutes better suit the farmer and bicyclist. Colonel Finlay took much pains to entertain entertain socially the excursionists. He explained explained to them tho purposes of the cutter told them why It was m o u n t e d cannon, how tho cutter went around like a thief in the night in search of contraband traders, and how It would behave Itself 'if ono of those.attempted to elude Its grasp Colonel Shannon, with native gallantry helped to e n t e r t a i n ' the Indies Initiate them into the mysteries of deep and the philosophy of two walls of rock extending almost parallel Into the ocean. · · Captain Clarke, In steaming by the. boat Comslock, brought to his mind his knowledge of hydro-dynamics to give inquiring inquiring minds an Idea' of Its operations' in deepening the channel. Judge Lockhart was perfectly at home with the young ladies, and was well pleased that he abandoned law for a day to w i t h tho universe and the fair sex to One of the. county judges was sadly appointed because the cutler did rot get back In time for him to catch his train. On the whole, the excursion was a de-" llghtful one, and the excursionists cama back hlEhly pleased. WILL CO-OFISKA'ri'3.

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 12 Jun 1896, Fri,
  3. Page 7

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