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THE GALVESTON DAILY NEW$.' MONDAY. MAY 19, 1884 mm mm. What is Going on in tho Old World. The Fenian Plot Denied. PATHS, -vlluy It;.--Tl:o statement; tbat a 1-eninn plot to assassinate tho Prince of "\Vnlos was brewing is declared as untrue. Tlie princj froaly moved about the streets and uVmlc many visits iinnttcndo 1. X A l l t n a l LKirrai I"r.riy. 0. BE P. LIN, Mny 1^,--A convention of fiOO dele- p i i t i s t £ the iNatirmnl Liberal party WAS held hi-re to-day. Kx-llinister KtibTeeht presulo;]. liatrerht, h'cr.cngiuii, Miguel aud other promi- r c j ; t } trycus took \tnrt in the discussion. Tho couvrivtirn uiirmimqr.sly pn$sctl resolutions ejcj-refe-ipfr loyalty to t t i p emperor nnd tho oin- i;iro, «i;a clfelnrhij; its conviction of tbo no- cissjtv of an .anti-social law, and resolved to 21-nimnm uxiimnirccl I ho constitutional rijrhts of tlmj^oflt's representative.-:. The convent f c n disAih'Jt-d its.fteterniinatioit not to coalesce w i t h 'Bfher groups, itnd alss pledged party iv.rjoit to tlio government to its utmost in ? c t i n l mid political reforms, and in the ou- dt-avor to PGFS ihi\ accident insurance bill the VU'seiit session. ' ! At the close of tho meeting iLitc- parti' chijera woro jjiveu. . A'tsv Colonial Bank. HAsrriir.o. May If.--The articles of tlio now Co'onial bark p: orktc for a c:\pifcil of uO,(K).) t 0 0 xcnrkfi, with power to increase to *;0,(»:).O.J r 01 Jc^. The iucorj;oratoi\H arc' authorized to cti.duet a bonking business for promot- ivfr ai-d TrotectiHg dealings in money..and tills of exchange between Germany and tran*- cctrxic cent cts. Th* bunk ia forbkidun to ijsno rotes, or to deal in its own shares, or so encapo 1 in speculative business or taf-incn connected with real property, or to ncqulro or r.clvauco money on landed property, cr J cccive morcy ou cltposit in Germany. Ifrtici* CouferrtvJ on I'rincc William. S?T, PKTKRSEURC*, May 18.--The czar has appointed Friuco William, of Germany, us honorary colcnel in tho ViLorp: Infantry regluu-ut. 1 he Journal do St. T'etorsbour^, in referring to I'riuce "William's visit, sn3 - s: It isnofc merely a cMirtesv, but testifies to tho good relations between Kussia and Germany, and It la a gaar- n u t c e o f many years of good friendship ia- twefru tho two states, A special sorvtco of ihnukfgivinp: in all tho churches was held, WrJltoon placed a wroath ot im- irorttlks upcn tho tomb of Alexander. NOTES OF TRAVEL. ST. PETERSBURG, May IS.--All tto employes of tho Bakur railway havo been arrested on tbochergo of being; implicated with tha ni- lif lists. Tbe well-known 'female socialist, Filippawa. is nmonsc tho accused. At thoiin- 'fenaing trial 160 nihilists will bo arraigned. .A rigorous censorship of dispatches cou^orn- Ji;g the Iiussian policy iu Central Asia aud Xltiv Los been ordered. McGnlinn'** Remains. CONSTANTINOPLE, Alay IS.--Tho United PtiiU-ssteanjer Quinneloy will sail \\~ednosday fiom Constantinople with the remains of ilcO'nbnn, tha distinguished newspaper correspondent. 'She will proceed to Lisbon, where tho remains will bo transferred to tho United States ttPtmier Po'-vhatlnn, Pjmnliih CfEIccrs £eutcn?etl. MAPRID, May IS,--A court martial nt Sr.ra- go^u for tbe trial of fourteen officers charged Tvilh £ exertion, sentenced ono major to imprisonment for lite, r. lieutenant was sentenced to imprisonment for twenty years nud others for tvrulve yours. Tl:e-Anier!" 1 * n Lcjatlc-n Fn'crtatne*!. ATIIZXS, 3fay IS.--The king ootorfcaiaed tho American legation at lunch to-day. rdr. gave a giu'Jeu party to tho diplomatic corps, .*» A PEDDLKIl'5 The fc'lronpo Story of a fiulsw Geniloman--A ·Slighted Love nml Tcrrlblrf Vow. ' [By Col lo to the-'Scw York Herald.] · IOXDON, Way 10.--The famous daaf and dumb kuiclc-tnac-k pcdler-^ho, during the past f urteen years, attracted so much attention on . I ondcu tric'ge, U dead and the subject of the 1-iteitsecsf tion. Uo diorl in tuo Southimrk ·ffo^khciise, near tlie south end of tho bridge. . U f f p i t o his infirmities, ho managed to mf port himself by his small salea/catf. seeur- irg cfficial and polico fav^r by tho peiitleuo-s of Kis deraeouor and the intelligence of his coi:ilrct, be was allowed to occupy tho samo jrcst on tbo great, thoroughfare from your to ycfir. Before his death, the peddler beckoned to bis cot cue of the hospital .attendants and terrified him by st-eoking- to him. Whoa the attendant recovered' from bis astonishment, t h e r « p g a r confessed t h a t his deafness and .cteirtm-ES had been feigned. A QUEER STOr.Y. He said to was a Swiss gencleman of for- ttine, ontl belonged to one of the best families an the republic. IThcn.ayouncj man he was, tetrothed to a beautiful and accomplished Kirl. Ho was possessed of a most violent temper, and, in a lover's quarrel one day over a trifle, he so wounded too girl b,y tho bitterness of his invective that she fell ill. The reproaches of his friends for his cruel ccndncfc fctuup *o tbat he fcecamo n?elancholv from ro- xnorse and left home. He then resolved to punish himself. He-vowed to become a voluntary exilo for twenty years, to earn his own 'living, leave his fortune untouched, keep his relatives ar;d ; friends ignorant of his \vhereabouEs and to barehcnded nntl barefooted in- all ·n-ettthers during tho entire time and listen .to no ono end speak to no human heinp dnriag tho tea last years of bis exile. If ho Jived to complete his vo^ ho nieunt to return home and use his fortune nud the rrnmindcr of his days iu iH«kftjg his bo- throthcd happy, provided she wore alive and unruuiried. A CRY OF A^GUISEI. Be lictcl rigidly fcej^t his vow. " But," ho cried before ho expired. '* my time is not quite up, end I mii«t die h-efnre it Is. I have boen punished as 1 deserved." ,i Investigation, so far as it has crone, has proved ttmt the peddler's tory is eutirolvtru", nud his fan'.iij in Switzerland havo been looclo acquainted with his death. FROM A M E R I C A TO BO.UI1AY. l)cKcri|itUc Letter from EiiHlgn Bowilon, of Palestine, to Hon. J. II. Xlungnii. TVASHiKOT'orf, D. C., May 1:), 1SSL--Ensign Bowden, of Palestine, Tox., is now ou a throe years' cruise on tho American ship. Trenton, U. S, N. Ho writes occasional letters, giving descriptive notes of travel. Ho is a nephew of Hon. Frank Bowdon, of Alabama, an orator of note in former times. TiiE*Kjs\V3 is permitted to priut tho letter last received from young Bowdeu. USITKW STATES STEAMSHIP TRENTON", BOAI- HAY, India/IUarch,"S, ltS.".--Hon. John EL. Kengan,^"Washington, £· C.--Dear Friend: Iu obe()lt*pco to ortk'rs nf the navy department which I received, whonut homo, lo«t August, I lepcrtetl to tho commandant of. tlio Drooklyn navy ynrd tho 1st of last September for duty · on beard tho Trenton. TholOth of September, tho Trenton was put in coDiinissioa, Captain K. L. Phythinu, United States navy, ot Ken- tuckv, assuming command. The crow did not ccine Aboard till tho 1st cf October, the ship not being ruudv for them till chat time. Tlio Trenton Imd been thoroughly overhauled since her Inst cruifiu ns Dug-ship of tha European station, and many- improvement* lied he-en introduced, tho chief of which was the electric Tight. This is tho first ship iu our Fcrvicft whieh'hris been lighted by electricity? nud tho first man-of-war in any service, I believe, in which tno electric light baa- entirely done,sway w i t h the old oil lumps. AYe have t h e oil lamps, but thoy will nevar bo useiVun- liefs something happens to the electric lights. Ibe electricity is Kcnaratod by a dynamo engine, JUK! is conducted ry wires to nbout 2jQ lamps in different parts of the ship. The tho 15 ikon patent, and consist of ;n.j;il jrkiss globes, iu the insido of which, is a 1 ifcccf (.nrboii, which," being heated by tho cur- rtt't of electricity, produces tUo light; the iu- tido-pf the globa i.. a vacuum, aud if tlio globa is cracked tho vacuum is destroj'ed HIIU the light goes out. The lamps are ton niul sixfcaou candlo power, and give a sploadid li^ut. 1 li-j Trvntcu is 271 feetlong;, breadth of beam forty-f-ipht feet, displacement of water :300 toii;--. Her armament consists of tea S-inch muizle loading riUes, t wo 2Q-poundor saluting guiis, tn o S-inch rifle howitzers, ono 13-pounder smooth bora howitzer, four S7-m. m. Uotcbkfcs revolving cannon, one Gfttling gun, ISO Lee magazine rifles, and,revolvers aad civtlasses. The engine is a compound, triple cylinder, S200 ho;so-power. Thero are eight ·boilers;capacity of coal bunkers, 340 tons; conl consumed ier day, full, speed, sixty tons. "\Vitb four boilers, tho Troitoa inakes ten and eleven knots, or nbout twelve to thirteen miles an hour. With all tho bo Hoi's, eight, she would probably inako about sixteen or seventeen miles an hour, which is very jro^i Fj'ced. Tho qrow numbers about J41 sotiis. "\Vo remained at New Yorfr, with tha os- rr j-,tion of a trip' to Now ^London, Coun., and Kt^r.crt, K. I., till Djcember 1. 1'his buin^ the first stay of any ccuiderable length tbat I bed irado at New "STor!:, I enjoyed it very much, tut was not s-^rry tvhoii orders came to proceed to st-a. The board of inspection cuma abonrd November 5, aud i \vo left the navy-ycrd aud proceeded to New London, Couu., tbo b:ard inspecting the ship and tho crew nt drills wbeu under way. We anchored off New London the fvemng 1 oi'tboSth, hovo up anchcr "tlie next morning-, and proicoaded. to Newport, where wo arrived the saino day, tho .board cf inspection contiiminir tbo inspo'jtioa. After receiving r. supply of torpedoes aud gun cotton, wo left Newport Novoinber 14,- reach- pillars 70 feet hlph, placed in a semi-circle; m tho center .is an Egyptian obelisk of one aolld piece of granito 130 feethfgh, on either side of which is a fountain. .Three successive'flights- of steps, 379 feet In lengtb t lead u p - t o the vestibule of the church, ana entrance Is given to tlio interior by r ilvo doors. Entering, one finds himself in a church 018 feet Iduff. 440 feat length of .transepts, 440 feet high, and covering an nrea of £40,000 square fet. .-It is built;. in tho form of a.-.cross, tho navo aud aisles forming--one arm and the transepts the other. Jn tbe -aisles are pointings, statues and sarcophagi, find on one side of them are numerous cbapels, wDere devout,Catholics may ba saun at worship all hours of the day. , Thsj navp is without seats of any kind,,aud when the high nUar-in the center is used those who^form the congregation haw to bring their chairs, sit on tho marble floor or stand. Near the high altar is a sitting statuo of Poter in bronze, the rig tit; foot of which is much worn by devout Crttao-' lies kissing it. Near the cathedral is the Vatican, a collection of palaces built by different popes. From, "tbo outside', it looks very much like a" large -factory. The present' pope chooses to consider himself a prisoner in tho Vatican, and, I believe, neverUoaves the grounds While the Vatican does not.present nn imposing aspect from the exterior, it coa-' tains rutmy at tractive-objects, some of which ' I saw. 'J ho Cistino chapol is ono. ' It! is colo- ' bratcd for its paintings In fresco, by .Michaol Augelo. Ihe roof is adorned with*,paintiags rt presenting the separation of light from darkness, tho creation of Evo, tho fall of Adam and Eve, find ether biblical, facts, q.nd is truly beautiful. Behind, the altar, occupying oao whole er.d of the chapel, is the celebrated fresco by Michael Angelb, the Last Judgment. 'Ihe picture gallery was not open to visitors, but tbo loggio of Eaphaol, whero are Raphael's frescoes, aud the Vatican musouui, consisting of objects of art that used to adorn tha principal buildings of ancint Koruo, and ·which have been discovered," were visiced. I cnme away from St. Peter's and tbo Vatican feeling that I had already boeu well paid for mv visit to Rome. . . - Tbe old Roman forum formed another poiufc of interest., between the Cap- ftolino and Palatina bills, had been, covered by tho heaping up during ages of earth, stone, etc.. to a depth of SO feet; a great deal ot this has been removed, and nu idea can now be-formed of what the forum-was. The forum is an open space, 73 foot long and 117 feet wide, at the end away from the capitol; the end near tho capifcol is niqre^tban 200 feet wide, surrounded by buildings. Noticeable in tho forum are tho Temple of Castor and Pollux, Temple Tomb of Julius Crcsar, Senate Houso and the Rostra Julia. It was to the Rostra Julia that Cssar's body was brought for some friend to make a funeral oration over it; Mark Antony mounted the rostra and there made bis favorite speech "whieb moved tbe people to that degree that they immediately burned tha body in that very place, and afterwards interred tbe On one aido of the forum is Palatine bill. It was tho site of the grandest buildings of the imptrial times; excavations are goijg on, and tbo ruins of those buildings, many of great interest, are being brought to light. 'Near the Fahitiuo is the Arch of Titus, a triumphal arch erected to Titus, tho conqueror of Jerusalem. A little further on is tbe Arch of Constantine, dedicated by tho senate and but dirty: There is no rational amusomono there, and business and dissipation occcpy ttio time of.tho inhabitants. , Tho Suez cuiml JB about eighty-eight miles long and 210 feet wide, with au,averpge depth of about twenty-six feofe, Tho' land through . which the canal is cut is low and sandy. Tiio canal was opened to. vessels -in 18G1J, having cost up to that time about $100,000,000. Tho dues are high, for this ship mpro. than $3000. '·Vessels'aro allowed to go at aspeed of not xcoi'O .than.jfivd and ona-tfourth.' milos an '.houij, -'and are required to 'stop ; ( and tie ·Up ;[ during, tho 1 -njghfe. Stations aro ·placed - at certain distances apart, where ·vefrlB going in opposite 1 directions pasa each other. i Tho -canal passes ; through several Jukosi, which were .dry basins' before.tho canal: was'fcuf.' On one ot these,'lake Tiinsah, is situated Isumlia. edid to-bo:: tho prettiest town In-Egypt. ..It is thought thati.tho.Rad fea formerly extended to lake Tirnsdh, and .that it ·-wasitbore that tho Israelites "woro allowed to .pass over, on dry land' and Pharaoh's 1 hosts ·wore lost, ^All along the banks of tho canal aro caravans of camels carrying loads nnd driven by the natives; -at.intervals aro ferries where these caravuns (Tan cross tho caual; -We reached Suez,, tho "28th of :.Februacy.- Suez is a very old town, a vory dirty, town, a very unattractive, town.^and looks as though itivould be a'fluo field for'cholora.' *W*o lof t Suez the 5th of "March, and proceeded 'down · -the Red sea for Aden, .Arabia, passing in .sight of 3Utr Sinai the Gth', and after some very hot weather, readied Aden tho 10th. Aden is an 'English possession, and its poai- 'tion at the£'~castern 'entrance of the 'Redtsoa :;VpQlces it a|[p1a'ca of importance. About five THE HIGHER COUNTS. Another Vet**rtn Gone. iTo The News.!, " Thorr Is a time lo die." so the preacher saith J n;l I scnt'y call rhee naw, said death. " 4, 3884. -- A general feeling of gloom and depression pervades our quiet . l.ut eppreciativo community, occasioned by xhe irreparable loss it has sustained in the death of Galen Hodges, an old and highly ref pected citizen nnd a Texas veteran. He died in Victoria, Tex., on tho 10th instant, after a lingering: iJlues?, nud at tho time was en route (in company with his old comrade Uncle John Plunkett, a San Jacinto veteran,) to the annual reunion of veterans at Paris, Tex,, when, . bo was stricken down. The Masons and Odd ."Fellows of ludianola escorted his remains Jrcm the the railroad depot at Indianola to the ^.vefsel Mbich convoyed them homo, and here ttey were met at the landing by a large con- eoujf^e of ueople of all classes, and were again " taken iu charge by ttie local Odd Fellows and escorted to his residence. ' His funeral procession was the largest here since tho war,' and ·wa^ a sti iking evidence of tho esteem in which ho was held. Deceased had .attained to tho ripe old Pgo of Eoventy-one, and had resided litre continuously for the past forty-six years, tut was born in the State \( Rhode Island. Tiuly an old landmark is go no. His business here was merchandising, butjhe wasalso largely interested in stock, and WBS the well-known cc'i ever popular proprietor of the Old Colorado house. Mr. Hodges, bjj his industry an-1 fl riot integrity, bad amassed: quite a large fortune, which he leaves to Ian only child, a c'liUftlitcr, and tho wife of our worthy fellow- citizen "William B. TVadswo/th, who will continue the business. Mr. Hodges was our postmaster, chairman of the County Democratic executive committee and · treasurer of lude- pcudent Order of Odd Fellows .lodge. His place onioug us will bo difficult to fill. The most £upgcs»ive and appropriate epitaph upon his tcnjb, evtn in coining generations, would ' Le simply Galen Hodges. Jon:? TJ. Cuooir, JR. A r r i v a l of the Siamese Embassy. _ I7ETV ToitK, S!ay IP. -- The Siamese embassy arrived to-day from Washington, and In .two Ttetks Trill begin a tour of the country. Tj I Wl ing Now York tho next day. Tho 20th dros^fd ship nt sunrise aim Srod solutos in horor ol" Tiie apuircrsary c£ ISvacuaSion day. A parade of about SOO steamers camo off iu the harbor, acd the ciaj was celebrated by appro- pi inte coremoules. The Ccrenis STmister Afin You" 1 Ik, Secretary B«h Kwnttg Ton, and Attache Pvoa Su, nccc-jr,pcnied by Ensign Foulb:/United States uavvj c-cme aboard, to taka passage to Corua, 'tbc-JCth of November. The next day. DhK-om- ber 1. -ore. got under'way nud steamed out to sea, Tibund for tlie Asiatic station via tlio .Mediterranean son and tho Sues canal. After a moderate K«lo vro sighted a wn»c!; on the Gth; bore ckmn on her, r.nt could uot iu:ilca out any UHITC, nrd tho s^n \vss to: ivich to at- leii'i't lo destroy ht 1 ! 1 . Thu I'ith and i'lih wo cncountertMl a strong galo of wind, and fro:n i ho readings of the b-irqmeter and the shifts of tho %v:nd it became evident that wo were oa the eflpo of a rotary storm, so onr cout^a was sbnrtci iio as to ^cop'nwn;,* fron^ its conr-er, tho dfiii^fious pr.rc, nnd by tbo l."»th wo wore woll clear cf tho ^^-e, tlie siiao day esch'iuging · sigiiLls with nn Knst Indiit, merchant ship, 110 d»v fr«»m Calcutta. TLe \vind Laving died out by tho ICtb, wo got up sttam nuil steered for Favol, Madeira, reaching Forta Eorta, Fayal, tho next day. where wo coaled ship. The Azoro islands,-niue in number, about 810 miles west of Portucrn.1, vtre difcovercti by the 1'ortugese before 143t, nnd havo since remained m her .possession. TV lien discovered they woro void of inhabitants, nnd the unuie was given the groupo of islonds on account of tho number of falcons for.ud there. Tho Azoies aro recogaizorl by Ficc. a u:ountaiii TOGO feet high; th ; .y arc sah- 31 ct to LT.rthqunkes and volcanic eruption?, and at 01.* time eighteen little islands ap- penrednfter tbe islnnds -wpra violently cou- vulsetl; at ar.otber t£mo after a commotion -of six weeks uii island nearly six-.miles in circumference appeared. The Azores loolc rather leucicme away out thero in tho Atlantic by their selves, r.r d 1'crta Hortu is dead enough for its position. The evening of tho TSth found us again im- drr way, bound for Gibraltar. ^Vo spent Christiijos at sea, beiug the tbinl Christmas tbat I have passed iti tho Atlantic in the lost four years. JJccorober 23 wo woro gliil to aa- chur in Gibraltar bnrbor,and to know that Gbe woit poit of our cruisd to Asia was over. "\Ve i cztiaitied at Gibraltar till January S,those a m c n g u s y . h o had not marto a tour of the reck availing themselves tbo people of Rome, to commemorate tho victories of the fhst Christian emperor. Near the .arch of Cuustautiue is the Colosseum, which Byron describes as "A noble wreck in ruinous perfection." The Colosseum t a vast amohithoatcr, -was erected in ttie center of ancient Rome, between 73 A. D. and SO A. D. It was 157 feet hifih nnd 1900 feet in circumference, and was built by the captive Jews after the fall of Jerusalem. F~or uenrJy ooo j-eam ID was tbo popular resort of tho Roman people. There were eightv arches of entrance, tho theater held 1CO,0(}0 pcop!o and could be emptied in toa minutes. It was used for tUe exhibition of ·wild beasts'; wild-boost «rn*phts, gladiatorial combats ana naval fights. When perfect the Colosseum,'-was four stories high.. It was uos covered; and when performances-pr exhibitions -were held, an awniug was .spread ovoi* the top by sailore from tho imperial fleet. Tbe last per form mice wast a^ bull fight; iu 153A There is now only about one-third of the noble Tvreck left, but sufficient to give a good idea 'of what it was -when perfect.. It presents a beautiful sight by moonlight. Many martyrs aro said to havo perished iu tbe Colosseum during tbo persecution of tho oitrly Christiana. A short, walk from the Colosseum is the Church of St. John Lateran and the Laterau palace. This church wcs founded by Constantine. and contains the heads, it "is said, of " Foul and John, Tho Lateran palace used to be used as the dwelling plane of tbe pop*s. ^ few feet from tbo church, is the scalu santa, i . .. s fr6m| Aden is Far Aden,which is reached Ijy a good jroad cutr from "the rock, aud along Tfliich oro ! i curious sights--camels, cows re- ·sernblin# tjhe holy cows exhibited in oui* home "circuses, -rponkeys aud 'nativote.--"The clothing .of the natives consists of anything, from ·Inothiiig to uthiu.wi-appoiv Ostrich feathers, ostrich eggs and tiger.skins aro among tho or- -ficles exhibited for sale. ··Wo left Aden tab 14th of Harch, and; after a pleasant passacro, reached Bombay the £lst. Bombay.ia an'Eng- ' lish possession; and presents the aspect of a modern city from our anchorage, the fine public buildings showing off to -great advantage. It ia a city of. about 800,000 inhabitants, consisting of Europeans, Hindus, .Parnees, etc.; it is situated on.tho Island of Bombay. Tho public.buildings aro very pretty, but tho na- ·^ five quarter,-of the dirty and uuat-. tractive, except in so far as it shows tho customs and manner of living oZ the natives. The - Eindiis/Farsees and otfaepi' natives are not loaded down with supcrHu6us. clothing, aad one row of beads frequently forms the only attire of children. The 'grown people, however, frequently have as much" covering for -the body as a good-sized towel would afford. The upper clnsses are 1 " fairly dressed. About three miles from the landing place -is the Pur- tees 1 burying ground, whore ore tho famous Towers of Silence. The Pnrsees' method o? /disposing of their dead is peculiar. The funeral ceremony takes place aC tho house of the de,ceased, usually nbout twelve hours after death, and never longer than twenty-four -hours after death, on account of the climate. Among other things, a dog is bronght in to look at the body, a dog being a sacred animal with the Pa,rsees. Alter the funeral ceremouy the body, bi?ins in an open receptacle, is borne by tho body- bearers, who livo apart trom other peo- of ths opportunity, niul then proceeded to JIarieilles, France, ar- rivirg tbero on tha 7th. Mf.rst-iWes is ono of tho principal cities in Frnncc and ono of great commercial importance. On nn inland.nenr tho city is tho Chateau riMf,one of tbe numerous prisons that used to I e so well filled with political prisoner?, and one that bos been made famous, or perhaps better inftimcus, by tbo part it plays in Du- moVs Count of JMonte Cristo, where it figures as the- place where the hero of the novel was imprisoned. At Marseilles wo received oa board two electric search lights, each of about 1500 candle power. The principal use for these lights is to search for torpedoes, but they miy also be used in coming into harbors on dark nights, and for other purposes where a powerful light is required. From Marseilles, the Coreau embassy .went to London and Paris, and when 1 toy returned ttie ship proceeded to Naples, Italr, arriving tbe 4th of February.. At Naples TVO found the United States ship Lancaster, flag-shio of the European station, nnd the United States shio JCsarsaree came in before we left. 'Six o f " tho naval cndets who came out with us were transferred to tho Lancaster. Being granted four days leuye of absence, I made a visit to Rome, which is reached from Naples by rail in about; seven hours. * Coming into Rome the city wallsare seen and also the iiiins of an old aqueduct that used to ronvey water to the city. Tho ho tels in Rome, like others in Europe, i ore c-old and drearv. They ana conducted on the European or pay-for-what- you-get plan. Tho pay for the room does not include the light or the services of the servant who attends to it, or anything, in fact, except the rccin, bed and water. The city is divided into two ports by the river Tiber; tho modern city ia divided from old Rome by the Capitoline hill, and from that hni tho other six hills cnii be seer,. "Four of the hills are isolated mounts, and the other tnreo jot out from high- Iniifl. Tho Tiber is aboat 250 miles Jong; it frequently avcruowp,:aud this, with fire, raids by tfce Koi theners, sieges by the Goths, wars, the destruction of many monuments .by the Romans themselves during ths dark ages in order to meke lime for building new houses and palnces, caused Rome ? s destruction. Modern Rome .is a '^nhctureof narrow streets, open squares, churcfces,. fountains, rains, new palaces end dirt." About the first sight one wishes to see on reaching Romo is St Pet«r, the njost famous of churches, and it .certainly came up to my expectations, and even exceeded them. St. Feter is built on part of tbe site of the circas of Kero, where, so say the Roman Catholics, Fcfrr. suffered martyrdom. The cathedral cost £60,000,000. On each side of- the piazza in front of the church are four rows of · lofty , flight, of twenty-eight marble stops, said to Imve been brought from Jerusalem, wllere it formed the stall's of Pilate*s house, and the Savior is said to .have once ascended thorn. Ihe asceut can only be made on the knees. By gciug up tbe stairs on tbe knees, tho Catholics beliovo that a thousand years indul- g ence is granted. Luther had mado tho asceat alf way, when he suddenly stood up, turned around and w/dkcd down. Ho said thai; a voice had whispered to him: "Tho just sutill live by faith." , Tho Church of S. Mary Maggidre is one of tire prettiest in Rome. It is among the oldest of the churches dedicated to tho virgin. Tho legend goes that the virgin appeared to the pepe in a dream and commanded him to build a church where snow would be found on a certain day. Snow was found nnd the church bniltnt ihat place. The church was founded in A. D. 35^. It contains boards from the manger of Christ, and the head of Matthew. Coming back into modern Rome the forum of Trojen is fecn, and also the Pantheon. The Pantheon was not open to visitors; in that church rests the body of Victor Emanuel. The Church ot St. Paulj without tho walls, was built - to commemorate tho martyrdom of Paul. It is a vast ball ot beautifully polished mnrblp, 38G feet long end over 200 feec wide, and is the handsomest church in Rome. Near it is a small chapel, where Peter aud Paul are fnid to have lost parted. Of course, this is cccording to Romanism, . as tho Protestants do net believe tbat Peter over camo to Rome. The Church of the Capucincs is of interest on -nccctut of tbe crypt where tho bones of the deceused members aro kept, Tho crypt consists of a mirnLer of rooms in tho basement o] the church. The dead are buried .in these . rooms, nnd after a time their- bones are taken up and the walls and roofs of the. roomsiro artistically decorated (?) with them, forming a phastJy spectacle. . · : :Tbo favorito resort of the Romans in the afternoons is Puicion hill, whore a military band plays every day from 4 to 6 p. ni. a"here the upper classes frequently make and receive visits in their carriages. The promeuaiio is very pretty and a good view of Rome is': had from the hill. ,- :, A drive along tho Appinn way., which, ivas made a roadway B. C. in 312, aud in liithes past was of grent importance, is very intorost- ing. A good view is had of tho ;surrouiJiding country, and among the niany tombs which are seen along tbe roads ore some of much interest. On the drive out on ttiis road I visited tbe baths of Caracolla, which covered an area of HOjOOO square yards and could accommodate at one time 1GOO persons,, and the catacombs of ST. Calistns. The catacombs consist of a great many underground passages, forming corrl- dore, the walls of which are honey-combed with graves. There are about sisccy of these catacombs around Rome of different namjis, nnd they wero used as burial places. by ube early Christians. · t I have mentioned most of the places of interest that I saw during-my stay in Roma, which wns only nbout three days and a half. There were many -clacks-that I would .have liked to visit, if my time had not been so short, but those places that I was most anxious to ECO-I managed to take in. One can see'a great 'deal in Rome in three days, tho city covering yer3' little ground, considering' the number of inhabitants. Tbe last place tbat I visited was the Fountain. of T.revi, tho water for which is conveyed by an s aqueduct from many miles without the city. Tho foiin- tain fe the prettiest one I saw ia Rome; ifcis semi-circular in shape and is adorned with statues and reliefs, the water gushing out frcm innumerable orifices. The legend says that if, on leaving Rome, one throws a penny into tbe fountain nnd takes a drink of the water, he is sure to return to RouaeJ "Would tbat the legend were correct. "We left Kaples the.gOth of February for Port Snid,;Egypt, where we arrived"tl le 35th. Port Snid, at the Mediterranean entrance to ibe^irufz cpunl, belongs- to Egrpt, bufc its ia- j.nhit0itts are rrJnrfpRlly- Europeans. Tho ,-uildings are very ordinary, the streets wide 'pie, tothoTovrers of Silence, or rather ono of tho towers, the mourners following behind at a distance of thirty yards, and joined to eocjp other with handkerchiefs held in tho hands. The TowersofSilencoarefivein number, and are built of the hardest blosk granite ncd covered with a light substance. Each .tower is about thirty feet high aud ninety foot in circumference, and is entered near the top .by a door, The circular spaca on top is di- ·vJded into throe rorts by concentric eireles.ond In eacn or these parts are siialJow Jron receptacles or coflins; the outer row of colHus is for xuou, tho middle for women * aud tho inner for children. 'Ihe \vhcle slopes toward tho center, where there is a well about eight feet in diameter leading to the .bottom, where there are ravages lending to four wolls placed at equal ·intervals around the circumference' of the bottom of the tower. These wells are filled with charcoal. No one, except tbe body- bcarerSj arc allowed to approach within thirty Tiritfs of one of these towers after it has beea ; 'dedicated. At un canal distance: from the towers, on a hill SCO feet high, is tlio Farsees Fire Temple, where a Sro bos boon kept going for £00 years. Kroui this hill a good view is had of the towers, and a model of oua of them is*hown visitors. A'll n round the edge of the top of tbo towers, nt nearly equal* intervals, are large vultures, sitting iu a lazy, silent attitude, with their heads dropping. On tho Approach of a funeral procession, a commotion is seen among tha vultures. When cho procession arrives at tho Fire Temple it halt?, und the body is borne to tho tower selected by tho botTy-bearers, the mourners repairing to t*he Fire Tt-mplo to say prayers for tho dead. The body-bearers tote the body through tho dcor in the tower, disrobe it,."'and' place it in one of the coffins: they then leave tbe tower ar.d immediately the vultures swoop down, on ·the body, devouring all the flesh in about five minutes, and then toko their places and resume the silent, luzy attitude, aud wait for tho next funeral. The body-bearers after leaving the tower go to a hou(»e near"by aud shift into new clothes. Tho body remains on the tower ; for not longer than a month,' the usual time . hi ing about two weeks, when the body-bearers go to the tower and take tbo bones*and placs\ them iu the well in the center of the tower. The heat of the sun soon reduces tho bones to dnt and the rain water carries the dust from tbe center well' to the other Jour- wells around tbo circumference, tho charcoal in those wells yurifyiug the water before it goes off into the earth. In addititiou to tho five towors spoken of there is another tower,, a square one, usad for the bodies of those who have been hanged. The reason given for having a/separate tower for those who have been hanged is lliat tho body is handled by the very loivost class, the hangman being taken from that class, the crime for which the criminal is executed hav- I icfr nothing to do with it, Tho towers aro · built at great expense, 'one of them costing ;ahout $150,000. The Farsees say that their method of disposing of the dead is inueli better than ours, "where tho body is given to the worms, and ground that should bo cultivated is ·wasted. . From the Pnrsees' buryiDgr-placa wo wenfe to the Hindu ceuj'etery. Their dead are cremated. The body'is plaqed between sticks-of wood, the .wood fired in open air, and in about three hours the body is reduced to ashes. We.will.leave*Bombay Wednesday for some .portin.Ceylon. From!there-wo go to Singapore, ports in China land Corea, ana about June we will probably reach "Yokohama, Japan, and become tbejjaagship of tho Asiatic station. The cruise so far has been very pleasant,.and the part of the cruise that is over is tbe worst part. . . ^ Please give ray kindest regards to your wife and faintly. Very truly, E. W. BO^VDOX. A Desperado' and a Gambler. [Mexican Letter to Slew York Sun.] On the last pay-day on tho line of the Ma tan-ores and Monterey railroad, Celso Rico/a desperate character, of magnificent physique, got into several -fights with the ginibling sharks who follow the gay car. Finally 0:10 of these'(fellows made a lunge at Rico with a fcuife. \tlhe latter, jumping from his seat, crabbedj the uplifted arm, and, by tho use ot' his prodigious strength, turned the weapon upon tho man who held it, pricking .him twice with it. The fellow;, bogged for_ mercy, and Bico, evidently kill him, wrenche'd the hnifo froin him aud threw it away. His assailnrtt was £-bout to disappear--when Rico commanded.him to get the Knife- and recura. to him. The gambler did as ordered. Seizing bis own Imile, Rico threw his head -back a-ni said: '** Now, cut me here.'' . The gambler'Hesitated, vi ·"Cut mo here! " thundered Rico, pointing "o his exposed throat with one baud, while tho other, containing his knife, was raised high above bis head. The other begged to bo for- riven, and protested that he had no desire to ;ut him, and finally-Rico, taking compassion ou him, told him he need not obey. -"Now, who is tho best nmn. you or I?"asked Rico. · "You, sir," was the gambler's reply, as ho idled .o#. · · ; ' ·» Mexico to Contract for a Loan. CITT OF MEXICO, May 18.-r-The Chamber of deputies iiave authorized the president to cou- ractfortbe loau-of $30,000,000, covering the r S,CCp,OCO already received -by, tbe govern-- nent^ , Tbe loan recetitJy reported will proba- i]v be effected ha Paris. . SYXOPSIS OEOI'lJVIOrcs, AUSTIN TEKlRff ISSi CTnformatfon upon matters coiicernliiff the Higher Couris will be cheerfully f^ven by our court reportr- ·or, 1'ouLofflce Drov"er 29-, AuuUn. Toxas.J Supreme Court. CITT or DALLAS VA. JONJJS--From Dallas county. Opinion by West;, J. Tlie ovidenco in this case, as to tho dedication of the street ifl question to the use of the public, was eon- flJclhvg; In such a stato of case, unless tho court committed Romo serious srror in its charge, or" in giving or refusing instructions, or in tbie admission or excMsion 01! evidence, the verdict of Iho jury will not be disturbed, ' T h o authorities'on the subject of dedication have been examined; tho charge; of tho court is in the main n correct; exposition of- tho lav/ ou tbat subject us applicable txxlbe case iu hand. There is no material error. Affirmed. BROWDUR vs. CJ-EMICKTS KT AI*--From Wiso cciunty. O]3iuion.-by Stayton, J. Tbero being no doubt tbat the land was bought during tho mnrringo -o£ John and Margaret R., and that they-possessed il; at the tinie of her death, the law presumes it to be coirununity property owned by them in equal rif»bt. [Huv. Ktnts., nrfc. 2853.] Tho laud was sold by John E. alter tho death pf his wife. Defendants ·claim through bis vendee by confcecutivo deeds down to themselves. Tbo children of Margaret claim that tho Inud was bought and paid for with nionoy - the separate property of their mother. Defendants claim tbat it was paid for with .tlio separate property of John E. The 'evidence; was conflicting, and as tho couit found that the property was community It evidently did not deem the'ovidejjco of either party sufficient. As presented to as, we can not disturb that finding. "The fact that tho plaintiffs an their petition claimed tho eutiro trace oi laud, was no reason tor denying to eueh" of tbe · plain tills, as showed tiiomfiaives en'tit^d to recover, a judgment for so much of this lend ns they showed themselves entitled to;" [Rev. Stats., art. 4807,J Affirmed. WILLIS JLT AT* vs. DOKAC ET AU--From , l*lauo county. Opinion by Staj'ton, J. Bills of exceptions must be signed aud fiioil during -,tbe term, and tho fact; that they a're incorpo rated in a statement of' facts filed on proper -order in due time after the close of the term does not change tbe rule. [See 3 Texas Lair Keview, SJ8, Co; for collation of authorities ou this question.^ Bills of exception on their face, or in. connection with tho pleadings and statement of facts, should clearly show tbat ovi- , deuce objected to wo.? not admissible. Where neither the assignments of .error, nor the motion for new trial point out specifically tho erroneous finding they will not be considered. Affirmed. ECDICSC-VS.. EUDICK--From Callahan county. Opinion by Stayton, J. In the absence of a statement of fncts the correctness of charge given will not be considered, unJass under no facts which might have been proved under tho pleadings could tho charge havo been correct. [54 Texas, 459; 3 Texas Law Review, 98.] Where the assignments go not EO much to tho correctness of tho charge, as to supposed want of fullness thereof, it is the duty of tho complaining party to ask a further charge. "Where the bills of "exception taken to the exclusion of evidence do not state tho objecticus urged to tho evidence, nor tbo grounds on which it was excluded, especially in ta cose where- thero is no statement o'f -fp.cta in the record, rulings of tho court iu excluding the evidence will not be considered. · county. Opinion by White, P. J. The churgw' cf the court fihould (submit Ibo lu\v iillirjna- tiveJy upon every legitimate pb.-we in which UK* evidence mighfc )o considered by Lhti jury nu.d upon oli tlie issues rnihod, bj-/ i Hi* proof. nnd wbc-rc there is n doubt as to jpsiif is or i^ jjot directly Hindu by tli;- cviilfMicr;, fl \sonld he the* bettor jtracti'-c 'L-» ^-jl.vo t.'iu doubt by chnrging tlio Iriw with* r''i-rcnci' l/i it, 'JXH'llie iiK'iilp/itoj'V f net's juwij": xri'l ·-. I'liu ccp-cnuocf circi:nj.'itnijtiril ovuli-i:'.-'!. Th;.-oour!. failed to ohui^;« i h n 3«w :ij'3)!fc.'ib;:j t" :-:ii'.-h evidence. llcvoi'tc'd i3i:J r.'::;i;Jnlo(l. BjfNXETT VS. T f J K KTATJ: -- FrtUn Ui'tlt-^Il county. Opinion bv Wills-m, .1. 3n pr-*.-:""i]- ticiifi for i i - f f l -fj-cni tbo v-i'-"" ·- ^ t : 'i) ! i"iftnt. lo uUc*Ku in thv J M t l i f t i i : ' nt ;I:.vt '.}· W;: ( :-!i rind clmin n]Jc-g-d f n h:ive bi-i-n MA^M ·.·.··i-,-.-lw:li".i' cl' the vaJue of £/·, wiihoiit, n"i';:j':if ; : l\n .-;O;KI- 3-dte voh:« of llii' :in ](·!:!·., an-i :.:! -\\-.-r s^'-h JIM aljr-gd.tirjn :ji Ihe incIjf.Mi.'K'iil. c.i-'n'A. ·(·-; ··! i h - t Value of Die flifiiu ulunu iK ;:tli ·]·· :!«». J:i prcjKefcutjtijjh f-r theft from tin- ]··-. \.-\ L!, ·::'· i i - 1 1 of t ' htolen. AJ v vs. TJJJC Opinion of STATS:--Kro. i :u WOB fonvictV-d f«r i*ii-ciiJa!in!j u p j i ' . Ibe JouriinJ^.r the OM Army of m L i there cnn bo ];o doubt thai tijyi; 1 . publication ·vvhiuh is ihc snlocrt ;:::|v t u i t Hi Jit'i' jx-j-h-c, inid the i n - l i - i : ! Eufi'cic-ntt^ rh«i-f;o Ihe pjJVnso or' J f - i (jvideuce if- fj"fijcji.*jit to convict 'i:-!'j';i-l nn, i)n, find -jitnLii!.!:C-s t h e fact Ibu't.- tl-'\'ijfi i;i: (Mf-fn- ing oiid p?:i»ibitiHff J^ to oilK»r.-:. :tn-:l ilia*. !r.? 'did FO ^ j i l t inU'iii to injure ti? r'.'i-a'·ti.'.'.m tn' the JiLtOtnJ jirirt^*. ^Vl'lriiiud. comity. I'or.viclifoi f or ti lifcl'.-r:n Jin '.!i-; ;:-ii- iU-ntinry fur the .innnJer i ' J.-in.;*-!: r)-nr;!ey. The bills of cr.cej-'tions tnl^n t/i Mi-j.;./fii'j:i of tJie court iu fXcJutliiig ovideuuc ;f;i!liu^ i.o f Low to 1 his court what iv«s jtiMitrw, 1 t» 1*^ I»rovcd, will Hl IJL- contifJc-i-ffJ. 'J'ilti v.-r-lirtof t h e g u r y n o t being in jiro[pr f»ri;j'V.--I»M fir.-sl; returned, tJio t-nurt uid not r-rr in aif ····· district; ottojney lo put -i ' (-111:1 M'U proper- [27 Texas, 438; .3 Texas Law Review, JJS; 35 Texas, 2G8.] Aflirmed. KEATING ET AI.. vs. VAUGHAX--From Hays county. Opinion byStayton. J. Under the act of March 24, lTD, a resignation of the assignee is a refusal to execute the trust, and the county judge bos the power to remove him and appoint another. The acceptance of tbe order of removal, which, when made, calls f or the appointment of another, and all persons interested baing notified, tbo subsequent appointment ot the assignee is valid; Whore tho deed of .assignment conveyed certain designated .property, -without in terms declaring that the property thus conveyed was all the assignor possessed except that oreinpt fioni forced sale,, but tho inventory made a port - of tho assignment and the required oath contained clear and .unequivocal declarations that the property convened by tbo deed and named particularly in tho inventory was all tho estate of the assignee, of every. character, which he owned, Except camel property^ which was exempt from forced sale. Hold, these papers should be taken together as tbo assignment, and tho deed considered with reference to them, and thus considered, tho · some is valid. The statute makes provision with reference to n on-consenting creditors. The fact fbat some of th'o non-consenting creditors are non-residents does not invalidate tho deed, nor is tbe deed invalid because it stipulates for a release of tho debtor by the consenting creditors. Aflirmed. Conrt of Appenla. WEXJUBR ys. THE STATE--From ICinuey county. Opinion by Wiilson. J. Tha act of February 10, 1S75, attaching Crockett Co Ktu- ney county for judicial purposes, being a civil statute cf a general nature, was repealed bv section 3 of the Final Title of the Revised Statutes. After this the mother county B., out of which C. county was created, resum-^ jurisdiction by the operation of law. Ju April 38, 1SS2,C. county was regularly attached to ET. county for judicial purposes. Tho indictment in this cose was presented iu K.. coxmly, September 19, 1SS£ It charged the commission of the offense in C. county on ilorch SO, 1SS3, wnna 3£r county hnd no jurisdiction, . but when tlie jurisdiction existed in B. county. T?uc as B. couu- ty never asserted jurisdiction over this cose, jurisdiction hereof atcacbed to K. county as seen as C. county was attached to it for judicial purposes. There is this exception to the general rule, that tho confessions of au unwarned prisoner, or such as he nia-Io under promise or threat, is not admissible against him; that is, it is admissible if he makes state- i ments tending to estabb'sh his guilt o£ the offense which are afterwards proved to be true. The rule hitherto announced that only so much of the statements as are found to ba true is edmiEsiblo is restricted, aud all previous decisions to tbot effect are overruled. Tho true rule is, t h a t when facts stated in the confession aro found to bo true and connect, the defendant with tho offense, his entire confession is a "omissible against him, although made uf-der promise or fear.- Aflirmed. BEOWN "vs. THE STATE--Prom "Young coun- - ty. Opinion-by Wiilson, J. Iu order to receive tbo attention.o£ this court 3 if a statement of facts is filed after the adjqurnmentof court for the term, an order permitting the sauie to be done must appear of record. For tho ex- lent to which this court/will look into a statement of facts filed after adjournment'of court without the necessary order, sea 7 Cfe. App., £02, 'S72, 5S3. Iu a feloay case, this court will revise the charge of the court when, it is not warranted by tbo indictment, aud when under any state of evidence it would be manifestly erroneous and may have proju Jiced the rights of the accused. The indictment charged an nspault to murder; the conviction was for ag- gravotea assault. Tho charge of tho court authorised a finding of guilty of an aggravated assault if the evidence showed such to have been made on A.' or M. Held, error. Reversed and remanded. SEGUHAV. THE STATE--From McMullpii ccunlv. Ouinion by TVillsou, J. Ou the trial the Stote proved over objections of defendant, by one "Descry, thnt on the morning of the day- oil -uhich deceased was killed, witness rode up to where deceased was working: that deceased j ?ceuied agitated and excited, and told witness tbnt he vi as afrniit of defendant; that this conversation occurred about two hours before tho kilJiug; that di-fendnnt was in sight but uot nrar t-nough to hear tho conversation. 'Held, this teEtinjon3 r was inadmissible. Ic was clearly hearsay and ?id uot come within any of the exceptions to the general rule which rejects hearsay evidence. [S Cfc. App.. 84; id., .71; 4 - -=- '·»" J jK e - · form. AX.X.HN vs. Tin: STATE--FromMftHn-;] c jnn- ty. OpiJiIon by T\*l:ite, P. ,J. The r p l M a v i t tho ollegtd ov^uer to t!w eH'pet - i h n i Uo-aM give his odu'sent to ilia taking* of UK- alie:ro.d stolen anima], nnd that be know nothisig inoro i a bout the ofTenfii.% Rupplcmented l.v au :isjroo- ment signed by- 1 defendant, his cxiiti:i(*1, tbo 'lis- trictntt'brnpy and an -alt-enting witness, admittc-d over these objections of k-f i-ti'laTit. ]. Tbat tho dc'fenutmt bad Ilia fc;ht 10 ba confronted ly the wilne?f--(is. 2. 'J')i:it it was not proved that rlcfondavit Ji'.i'! signotl tbo agreement. 33t'M. 3. A uefVMHniit in n.^ criminal cn«o may ivai've anv rijrbt '.tc«pt tho right of trial b3'jury. ^, U be sero-i'l oljj'.'c:- tiou was tautacuouut to a denial t!iit tha apref ment had been signcfl I*y cK'foivlanfc, which brought into question lhe"t?:M;:'ii;ion of the instrument. If the execution of an i n - fttrumrnt is te l;e proved, tho U-slirnony o? the subfcn'Hng witness, if tht-ro j?:- one.-i^ primary evidence, unless it bo Fhowi.-) t-lint thy production of surh evidence is- l*iyond tli9 party's j'Ciwer, This rule up;!ie-; !h-^ro, fir t cs r c q u i i c d o. fiibscribinjr vJiri'-tF, yet one liaviug subscribed, and defendant -;itt,uciiin^ the execution of tho instrument, wich_jiv;fc. ness's tcM'iiJK^ny becomes primary, Svheji only circumstantial evidence is ivlioil on. rulr'.s of Jaw governing"such sbouJd be «*i::!!)3:Jie:l in Ibe charge. Reversed and reinaruu'.!. BENAVIDES vs. THK STATE--Kr-nja McMul- . len county. Tho conviction iu this ' for murder of tho first degree ;i:r! Uvs? pcjiatty imposed a lifeicraj iu tho penit'jiii^ry. Ks- Sf-Ktially it is tlie same case as w.-m prcvio-j-s'^* before thisjourl at R former term ·;·:) ai;pe:il from a siuxi!ar conviction. The tlciVi::- of tho foii;ici'~ni)pf ;il (14 'P'^xae C'ouri jf .Vmioa-ls) were cured on ti:e last trial u«ti jj~? error appearing the judgment is aftii-mfid. I · Fisnnn vs. TUE RTAT.U-- From f-.iiM Crocn couaity. The coviction iu ibis cose \*-!:is for the forgery of a checlr iu tbe name of O;:K: J-IclJci'. The ptnaliv iuipcted. two yoai-js r.:\ t-ho peni- teuliury. Ibo qucstionB raided Lun:: itj)o»i ob-. jections to ?hc sufficitnty of t l i u jii'licv inent and tJ:e correclneasof tho'cojjrij'scharfifo- Tbes? are found to be good and su(:k-:L-ut. AC- firmed. · ifAXtVELL VS. THE STATE--Fro:;l! PjVJiiillO couut3-. Appellant wns convicted f-'fr nn a.s- enult with iatont to murder one l ^ y t t i i * Jly.-ils, end the punishment nsscRsc-d at tnvi ^-^ars i:n- priscnmcnt. The jndictinent is jr^i a:ii sufficient, the charge of t-ho court .*::^:;itnitiy correct, and tho evidence'of that c p a c r n s i ^ j Vli:ir- acter. which warrants a verdict a^Hiusi de- J'tcdant. jftillnned. SALTILI.O vs. THE STATK--Fro:r« Uval:l 5 county. Opinion by \Vhitc, P. J. iX ( f«vjd:i:i5 propored to prove ""that at the tiw" \:v rL.-Lnr:i- ed on the «:crnii:g tbnt ho weut ouli t-j huu'j his two horses, end after he retunirlJ to-tho Ki:ox roiicb, that he stated to tho v.-itue^ t'aat; he bad fnilrd to find but one of hi-p horsei; that some- person hiid tnkon his oih-pr hor-sc 1 aisd that be i'oniid the maro in oue-^Eon witK tjis other hor^e. nnd that he intcRilvrl. t'.*. t.~'.ii paid mare to Uvnlde and FCO if he cti:;]'i J : ,n-J an owner for her, (is he sunjsoseci thi' ]?I*AOH. w h o lock his iniesing horse k'ft ilic \vitli Ibis horse which was uot tnlcen; thnti uefeii'l- ont further staled il' be could find au oivn-:-r for* raid mn. e iii IJvaWo county, he wo«M deliver suid innre to p«id owner; that deft i n f a n t divl not claim to own said mare." Held, : hk was admissible, RS tending to show ihv character of dcfeiidniit's possession, and t.e inldiit with ·w hich be took her, aud the court erroj in rejecting this evidence. Reversed aud rc-ijnaiideiJ. iliX^TTLL vs. THE STATC--From jLVefldio coui3iy. Tho indictment in this cns-i |-h:ir;r}l ihe ibeft of pix;jerty of value exoe;-;i:;n^ ·?'*-'·?. The ptiinlty iiiiiosed ivas two years iiiipri.«m- iri'enr, Ihe only issneivns that of iinciit, anil ns this TViis io'irly subrait-tod to 1.110 jury, and they bnviiig passed njiou it, and tb«; r-M-onl , -preFrntiBST Fiiflicieut evidence to support tbcir iinding, tho judgment is affirmed. REAVES vs. VIIE STATE--Pro-n Beufou ccuuty. Coviciioii for asscult \vith iurcnt to murder cne JJcCurJey, the penalty iu^i'sse-ii being two ^'P«i-s in;pvii=oninenr. The principal objection i s l b a t which goes to correctness of ' . . ., 84 ., id., 202;'14 id., 4!'; i'd., 820.] Reversed and re- mflu'dfd. BBOTVN KT ^i*. vs. .THE STATE--From Young couut3'. Opiuiou. by White, P. J. Tho sign means the samo ns if written out in full "nnd." A joint indictment asraiust"several parties K not bad, because the sign was ustid between tbo names of tho parties. An indictment which attempts to chargo the dcfiico- ment, iujuri r or destruction of a public hniW- iug, other than such as coino within tlio buiH- ii:gs specifJcaUJ 1 enumerated in article 41S, Penal Code, it must allege the building to bo a *' public buildiup: ! and " held for public iiso by iho countj'." The statement of facts b«i^ filed after adjouraroent of court without ?.£ order allowing- it to be flojip, cnn uot be con'-i sidered. -Reversed and dismissed.-THE STATE--From Hifichell tbe court's charge, but the same is .not xvell taken. The cbnrge is eminently cnrrL'cit on tht cfftnso for winch defc:id;mt is coiivictf.i; bet-ides, no exceptions tvera taken, i:ioi* coii- tiary iuFtmclions asked. Tho cviiiifuco is cmp'K' sufiaciect, and clearly identifies pefejitl- u«t-as the guilty party. Aflirmed, ! X)IETZ vs. DKLI.--From Tar rant bounty. This is a motion to affirm the judpmcnjt o£ tho lower'coin-t upon a certificate v.-ithou: roi'or- euco to tbe merits of the case. Tht* t-r.ipsaript, however, IjJcd in this court in connectipu with the naotit-u of appellee, is defective, i n j th:ifci! is not scaled with a tie, such as is required by tbe rules of this court, nnd tlie motion Ss overruled. ' I LOGCE VS. THE STATK--From DciltO^l COU11' ty. Appellant was com*icl.-ed 1'or an jng^ra- vated assault and battery uprn _dr;j. AX«ry "White, tbe instrument used beiug nn ak.' ir*a- fendnnt-was fined $100, aud a further femnifth- ment of thirty days confinement in r!n.-icounty jail was assessed. There, beiug no si:;it?ment of facts in tbe record, we cau oot i j onili-lur appellant's application for a pc«tpout»:u*itt ot tho tiiol. And os we huve no statomeiit vii facts before us and no fundamental orror ;i[jpuars, nor any other error rcq-i'iriug a, tha judgment is nfiiinied. · i Disease AniODg Cnlvcs. .ITo The News.I ; I OViTLADr, May 16,1SS4.--I wish to submit a : queslicn 10 THE NEWS hnd scs if among its numerous readers any one can give ah-jaling- remedy. During the past teu days 1 have had three sucking calves to die, all fiiio ujul tat. They were only apparent!}' sick about thirty- six hours. They seemed to got stupid and drooped around, refusing all nourishment;, and nbout thirty minutes before death they .seemed to be in the greatest agony possible. b:n\v!iuj£ just DS if u dog.bad hold of them aiv! ntunsngr hi evcrv direction (blind, I think,) u n t i l .(.hoy fell txlTautU'd, and esrjaired iu a fuw niJnulys. Iteir ngcs were two, four and six nibnths. The scroll ono that died 1 hnd a »o*bnpri.em e^aniinniion on it by a good physic'i.uji, mid be gave ir. as liis opinion thnt tho br.ii:i \vi:s not; cfiVclctl, l-.nt that the lungs \veicU-ul3t cou- ges'cd, but ho fujd he thought wliii.j ,113 bo- jievcd that dt n t h was caused from cunp^stiuu, of Ihe lunys be hnd no cure i.o on'er. 'J'hc'so calves have bi-tn penned every ni^;:t (hiring tLe w i n i e r n u d f.j;r»ng m a stall, v.-iih ii-iithing- to fcciJnrate tliLin-1'roui ilie.hordes, o:;c.fti»t ! :ipai'- l i f i o n wa'l. Could t;-.:it.liHVt haO anyl'.ijng to do ·'vith causing the disease? , | W. J. Muncju$ox. |.

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