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unanlnioitsly g committee. as l n v t t h e association h e i e . This :.s tho most important to i l i t y tho till. On til" of t been flored to li'iiKiii- E X f l ItSION. Tlie O'uotl Iloatls \ I s l t o v M Taki- V i e w tin- J e l l i e s tho session ol the {iood roads leasuo Mr. P. K. Wren I n v i t e d the the good roads league to an exe-urslon on the revenue- c u t t e r , tendered them Georuo i'.. 1'inlay, collector of customs, At L'o'ilock yesterday.afternoon the revenue c u t t e r 1,,-fi Uu..elevator whan' ii'eight- w i t h gooil roads men and t h e i 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. Ailjulrtjlt c of suggestion. to drainage. the those Sin »L° ....' freight, ff;iTM tons the mules Ket, Discuss n Tho revenue cutter :irst steamed up tho to the foot of T w e n t y - n i n t then retraced Its steps, steamed-past the college and q u a r a n t i n e station Into the channel, bounded on the norlh 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 that thought It would make him sick to be so. The captain turned his vessel westward and passed closo !o the north jetty as far as Bolivar lighthouse, and sailing directly for the elevator wharf, landed his cargo safe and sound at a p. m. Tho good roads people while enjoying the effects of riding on the bay and gulf were not In tho least Inclined lo methods for Improving the common highways. One gentleman remarked that ho did not now blame delegates who were 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 In admiration upon the wonders of deep when they were expected to listen discussions about convict labor upon public highways and the Imperative de- mantis of amending the Texas statutes to suit the farmer and bicyclist. Colonel Finlay took much pains to entertain socially the excursionists. He explained to them tho purposes of the cutter told them why It was m o u n t e d with how tho cutter went around like a thief in the night in search of contraband traders, and how It would behave Itself 'if · 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 and them into the mysteries of deep water the philosophy of two walls of rock extending almost parallel Into the ocean. · · Captain Clarke, In steaming by the. dredge- Comslock, brought to his mind his knowledge of hydro-dynamics to give 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 he abandoned law for a day to minghi i t h tho universe and the fair sex to hoot of the. county judges was sadly dis^ 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. The

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

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