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AT.T. r\rr:iw DISCONTINUED AT THE EXPIRATION Or THE T I M E PAID FOIt, I ook at the printed Inbfl on your ipapur. The d o f f ihert'On allows when the subscription expires. F o r w a r d the m.'iioy ia ample Unit* for renewal, if you lt-s.ire unbroken flies, as wo cun not always f u r n i s h back numbers. Pubscril»*-rs desiring tho address of their papor ct ftiiKeil will pU-aso state In their communication bub, tnt* old and now atltlrvss. Thnisilnr. Angrust 21,1831. AXD THE STATE year, and the;'gonerul Democratic caniparffn ia responsive to the general'spirit ot political and administrative reform represented ia so eminent and decided amaitirierbyGroverClevelarid. "IbaMeve," says Hr. Cleveland in his letter of acceptance, *' that the public temper isauoh that tho voters of the land are prepared to support tho party wbiuli gives the boat promiao of ndniinister:ng the government in the most honest, simple and plain mnnner, which is consistent with its character ant' progress. They have learned that mystery and concealment in the management of their affairs cover trioks nnci betrayal. The statesman ship they require consists in honesty and frugality; a prompt response to the needs of tho people as they arise, and a vigilant protection of all their varied interests." The temper of tho plain mass of the Democracy and tho people of Texas can not be different from tho public temper to ·which the Democratic nominee for president. appeals. The kind of government they want; Is not different from tho kind which node-, scribes and advocates. In short, the general; Democratic campaign proposes in government, in public policy nnd in political methods, the antithesis of tho prostitution of office and party organization to spoils par-. tisonsbip. Consequently, in behalf of tho gen-; ernl Democratic campaign, the integrity of tbe party and the success of its formally pro- seated ticket; are to bo desired as, on the whole, positively and greatly for the good alike of tho State nnd of tbo country at laigu. In tbo nomination of Governor Ireland for another term without formal opposition, it ia tho expected that hns happened. It Is tho pre~ nrrapgcd nnd predetermined that has boon accomplished. That tho nomination would go as it hns gono, by default, was for months bo- fore tho event foreshadowed whllo doprocatod by THE NEWS. THE NEWS lias repeatedly referred to a widespread, though rather Intont, Opposition to Governor Ireland, but has as of ton recognized its thorough want of organization nnd melancholy poverty of leadership. A couple of weeks ago, taking a survey of tho situation, THE 'News took occasion to note that all indications pointed to the governor ns among Democratic politicians the best man in our Toxas gaiuo of practical politics. Tits .NEWS then said: As measured bv tlie standard oC practical politic^ there imiv be other political roacnatu:* In Texas; but the governor, who hns maturely rtvolved to effect his ri-iiem(nation ami re-election through tho organization find mnmigeineiit of tho-Demoeratiu itj.ity, t o u e i s above them till, Tlie irenenil aivf and tit-Terence in which he is h«»Ul among political Aspirants is a pat!:o'ic spectacle. Out* alter mu.Oier. ra-lilv presximptuuus, ha- wkhenM uu- (U-r I'is f r o w n , u m i l bliirhtrd aspirations strow our ·f'Htk':il HxMvayF, like leaves of autumn which IIUM: JYlt the wrnih of ft Tt-xaa north-r It may bo ii£l;L-il why Mich citizens us Sul Ros^, P e t - r S n - i i l i , JutliO Ilnucuck, Juilfre KK'inmi?, ex-Governor Itobcrts nnd others, who voiv coimi only supposed to condemn in tn mo i r i.ll parficulars the policy oC tl.c prt'ft-ni minimal ration, nn-1 to d-'slrts ih»re- t'i iv, a t h:iu^f of nitas'.ircs ami of men, have list lu:il tlit- wii r.nd t h o nie ; aJ. political! v ype.ikiii^, to t-( ii^t- out s-ijimrvl.V iu «" upj.xrul lo rtit-«onVMItIon (i to i t i i - pi-opte against t i i e njiioiuiiKitio;i ana ref U - d i--n ol' tlie #i. t u m o r ? Well, this is a tuiesJlon foi- 11.fin ami theii frlumM and admirers to answer j-.t I r i f i M v . yrrravInk* they can n o t - h o p e to exalt I) f n ffjiv.-- in flu 1 r own or tho public esMmnti'Ui i y i) !e; i! i,-cr ir.Ftnn-v in^ thai tho povci-ii ir U in- i t - f i t :· i r i ' f f i i f t i , t'Nil not the k i n d of atiitT {or tn ° . tit-f i M ' l i i t h t * i s f Tt-.Mis. As they nmy ivm-mhor, i h : j t f ! : "i w o r n you now th :t, whVu-tvr it bu- · ecu 1 ! : r. i-i.ir.ci] !· of this M-']!e t3mt any (,-iti/.-'U In: 1 * i.c : ij lit tu iiisi-iiU' an ofliV'T's platx, y.-n.- Uit r t v i.. tfii*-." Tl.e i k h t in \vliii-h so ui:uiy ulti^on-t cf "· in 'r.i-ra- j.i\seiit th-ii;si'lve when tliwy tGi.fL-»i (l-iM, to n i l intents nnd PU'P i-os I),- \ ht.v,-- no iicla to dispute the pUee of Lr-jvtir- n. r J : * lnr.i!, l:O-n.-vt.r it inny nnmze til · p.itri t. Fti:c t- d . . . . .-l .-.: n.ii'K sciuiy Cur iht- o;»1;n, political e n t . It tiors )i-t I.vlrt the nmtlor tor them isj-.-Taj'* 1 tl't-nWM'.u's cf tin- povernor w.l be.'.il t!;u rciiifri*?!cps potency of the muetiine w l 1« h I.-: ni-kiiowk!ltr«l to umko him inviueiMe ami ti (five J i i n i absolute orimocy in Texas politics. In bt ii'.tlirn Governor Ireliuul ami exalting tlw mat-].ii-.e, these Klntosmen, or so-called statesmen, 01 Iv rt-te themst-lvos clown to their procer I*;vel in p i n c J i c a l rolitiof, and they have excellent reason for (-;· inTM, with th* poet, "Mo.vever wo bravo it cut, v.-'t- IIM'TI are n l i i t t e breed." But in the came of j ' l i u l l c a l politics the jjoTernor has tlinn far 7 ; « . \ t i ! hin»clf the hl^^e^t, strongest and shrowJ- »-:.cf t i n - bleed, A t all events k- would seem to b in c r d c r for the best man nnion? liMlo men to vln. If O o v e r n n p Ireland be tJint man, by all Ji.c.'ii:!-' Jet luin iv in. The best mnn, accordinc' to tho staii'lirJ above indicated, La^ won. If, accorJin^ton duTerfjit standarJ, it was beliDved that better material for govpntor might be found in other citizens who entertained abstract aspirations foi 1 the position, it is now evident thac they deemed it an utterly hopeless enterprUo to seii-k the nonTi::ntion for governor in opposition to arrangements en foot for the result ·which has just lieen witnessed in tho Houston convention. So, ia this result -- the nomination of t!;e present incumbent for re-election -- tho best man fans won, and, if tho power of the ncianinntiuE machine is suflicient to hold together the bulk of ttie Texas Democracy in his support, he will win at tho polls as well as Jn the convention. !Nor is it to ba cleiaied that, if the Democratic vote of Texas is ready to indorse and to perpetuate tho characteristic features of the present administration, there is no fitter man than the nominee to carry out the policy indicate:!, if a chaotic jumble of unwholesome crudities may lie called a policy. In view of tho nomination just made and in tho prospect of the reelection of the present governor, THE NEWS lias no crow to eat, nothing to recant, nothing to repent. If the Democratic party and the people of Texaii can stand the continuance of the present administration, THE ^IEWS can certainly stand it, THE ^EWS has no spites or grudges of its own to carry into politics. With the utmost alacrity THE NEWS has conceded and will con- tlnuo to concede to Governor Ireland and his personal organs and his. thick nnd thin parti- tans an absolute *uonopoJy of that kind of political warfare. THE yvrs will consult public considerations alone in dealing with, the state canvass and its issues. TnE NEW.* is aware of an t-xfcens ve disaffection among the plain, unofiicial, non-office-seekin? mass cf the Texas Democracy. THE NEWS is aware Ifeat the first irapulso of this disaffected element will be to oppose the re-election of the governor, and to cei/t.-r, if possible, in support of Kme clean-cut, capable Democrat, repre- Eoiiting their views of a statesman -like, business-like, economical ad minist ration of public pflairs. But from present appearances Ti IT. NEWS is not prepared to encourage this cj-i os-ition, but sees reason for advia: : Dg against any impulse or movement i h n t would threaten a serious breach. in tbo Democratic vote at the risk of letting iiitothe povcrnorjihip some Ke;jtiblicau or rle- I-uty Kep'.iLlican, or some uncouth lender of odds end emls after the fiisbion of Butler's dcrr.jigogism, who would make an infinitely Tvorsif me^s of matters in tho i;overnor' t s olfice than has yet been seen. "\Ver3 it not for our mis- f ratio plurality rulo in the election of stato ofl'f ers, and if only a clear majority at the i oils (ould elect, It would bo jterfectly safe f( r the dissatisfied Democrats to appeal from tho convention to the pop-.ilar vote, lor they could do fo with the certainty that in ouy event none but a. Democrat would ba elec* « d. As It is, however, a division of ibe Democratic vote might offer a c \ cted op- pcrtUDity to the wily Republican enemy, rank vrith ttespiris of Blainism, to steal ?nto the state administration. This is ii presidential .4 QUESTION The New "York World announces a questionable view in Baying: "It 13 au absurdity to nllow the distribution of local offices in the city to interfere with she prospect of electing a Democratic president of the Unitsd States; indeed^ it is a crime, for it may entail upon the country another long term of corrupt and rascally Republican rule. Better that Tammany should have every office in the municipal government than that tho country should be subjected to such an affliction and periL" Innate hoaesty revolts at the idea of a bargain with fireed and corruption. " Corrupt and rascally Republican rule" is something that grows upon the sufferance of people who had noS purposed supporting anything corrupc or rascally. To overthrow ovil the good must be appealed to, and does it not sound both ridiculous and shameful to assert that at such a crisis tbo country must be saved by a bargain to let Tammany or any other baud of spoilsmen take their pick of local olllcss --even take the whole lot? If Tammany in Ivew York, why not a multitude of lesser Tammanies in otljer cities, and a court-house ring in every county? If Tflu:n:nn3- were to have tho offices without the guilt to honorable citizens of bargaining on tho matter, calculating on it or even knowing what to dwell upon and sanction is in itsalf a ' contamination of morals on the principle of political self-servi6o and ethical rolation ta one's fellow citizens, then it might bt a less evil that Tammany should havo th^so offices tbnu that Blaine should bo elected, but by compromising tho smallest; pare or virtue 6bo wbolf is compromised. *'It is an absurdity " to allow a little band of spoilsmen to defeat a presidential election if their arrogant le- ii;au(1 to make a small nest of spoils politics be not allowed by those whose purpose is to condemn, and uproot the some thiug oa a largo scale. It is an absurdity because the whole oC the good peoplo of New York ca'i, if they will, easily render Tammany intpotenr, nnd the demand of the times is for a reform in the- common interest. There will bo smVil hope of maintaining any bat spoils systems of administration, till in every Stato it cau ba easily demonstrated by the will of the majority that it is an absurdity -for such organizations as Tammany to presume upon striking any disreputable bargains with tho militant reform party. It is tho evil motive that constitutes crime. It is the pure motive of reform in its integrity that nerves to effort in a conscientious contcstngaiust wrong. Ami strength lies in integrity. This integrity is lost by paltering A-ith expedients on the small scale to secure desired results on tbt» large scale. If a re- fonu party will appeal to the people, let it make no bargains with local spoilsmen. TEXAS papers .have said but little of tho demise of Colonel Morgan JU Smith, a leading merchant and planter of Brazoriacounty when. that county was the most wealthy in Texa". His old partner, Mr. John Adriance, a few- years since a member of the legislature from. Brazoria and Galveston counties, still lives ia that county. .Tho New York papers make suitable mention of the deceased, who was a Ictvliog business man and politician in that State before he emigrated to Texas. The following is a brief recital of the principal incidents of his life. He had sold his Texas plantation and settled in Richmond, Va», before the beginning of the civil war, bit was in Texas daring and after the TTOT. He was born in Dutchess county, New York, in If 01. InlS37he established in New York citj the house of Smith Schultz, which was continued by his nephew, Jackson" S.'Schnlcz. During his residence in New York he was an incorporator and director of the Leather Manufacturers bank, a director of the Bank of the State of 2sew York, the Farmers Ixon and Trust company and the Erie railroad. Ha was a member of the chamber of commerce, and was twice elected to the board of aldermen. In 1637 he transferred his business to Texas, and was appointed United 'States consul to that republic. This position .he held until the annexation of Texas as a State, in which movement he took an influential part. "He went North in 1SG7 arid settled in Newark, where he devoted his declining years to charitable work. He wns -appointed-a trustee of Vassal' college, Peddie institute and Madison university, and to tie latter institution he gave $50,000 to establish twenty-five scholarships. He was commander of the Seventh Regiment of .New Ycrk in 1835 and of the Veteran Ccrps of the Seventh, in 1859. He. died at his home in Newark, N. J., at midnight, "Wednesday, August IS He was a man of fine intelligence, appearance and manners, as well cs superior business qualifications, education and intelligence. TIIE growth of official faithlessness is regarded by tbe New York Financial Chronicle . as probably the most unfavorable feature in the present financial situation, and its correction the most urgent need of tho day. "Tho foint of most immediate interest In banking circles," 503*5 the Chronicle, " is to revise busi- nesp methods that tbese breaches of trust shall become impossible, and that panics may not nrise or be exaggerated by disclosures of that description. The origin of the late panic was moral rnthor tban financial. The public, already suspicious and distrustful for reasons not necessary here to enumerate, was yud- denly confronted with revelations of bank defalcations, deficiencies, .and rascality that removed the last vestige- of confidence. As practical men, therefore, tbe p;-oble3i before our bank' managers "is how'to guard against a recurrence of such a state of things by a-more perfect system of conducting a bank's business, by improved methods, belter accounting, and protection against dishonesty andrecfc- "less v etnd "Irr'egular *ititftt*gament. 'Baniasrs themselves are moat competent .to deal-with this question; Congress -and the legislature, which so frequently 'interfere, arc not. It-is :to be hoped, therefore, that tho -present-situation will everywhere 'result in new'aiid self- imposed, safeguards against rascality,-so Ghat such developments as we have .lately suftorod from need never be repeated." THE old ticket bad l:Uo drop on the situation. GHOVER CLEVELAND'S -letter of acceptance ·is a model document. Ttiero is not a sentence, a word or a syllable wasted. It la compact} and clear, and written so that it can bo easily understood. The Democratic candidate caters neither to tha demagogue without a party--nor to tbo spoilsmen of his own party. As was to bo expected of Mr. Cleveland, he makes reform the issue of tho campaign. Unlike ^tr. Blaine, Lo is plain and specific on the question of civil service reform, and leaves-no doubt that if called to tho presidency he will labor to release public servants from the shackles of party machinery and party servitude. Mr. Cleveland recognizes the groat dangers arising from a combination of office-holders to control the executive successions, : and recommends, as llr. Tilden did before him, one term for tha president. On tbe other matters of public interest referred to by Governor Gleveland : ho is in full nccord with advanced arid progressive Democratic sentiment. His letter, compared with tbe two-faced, verbose review that came from tbe hand of Mr. Blaine,-is a model oC compactness and clearness. 'Best'of all, Cleveland has proved that he ia not a bore, that he could say n good deal in a limited space, and that he means exactly what ho says. THKitE is nothing repulsive about order when you get used to it. In "fact ifc is all In the imagination. UXCLE LruuocK is still on deck. Ho turns up every two yerrs regularly, makes his bow to the Democracy, and nsks for a continuance of his engagement. The millennium will not be half complete' if I^ubbock doesn't hold au ofllce. There is one handsome thing about."Uncle Frank, however. He is a modol public ofiicer and performs every duty well. \VHILE France and China are--to USD a sporting phrase--sparring for tin opening, England is making ready to seize commercial ccntrol of the kingdom. It is quite probable sbVll ^et there, too, and in good shape. GENERAL JAMES SHIELDS, who served with distinguished honors in three wars and at different times represented three States in tho United States Senate, lies in a grave unmarked even by a simple stone. Tho grave is at Carrolton, Mo. "Why doesn't Pat Ford, of tho Irish World, start a fund to mark tho last resting-place of this distinguished Irishman ? Perhaps it wouldn't prove so profitable as booming Blaiiio and befogging his countrymen. CHOW is a very rolishable dish if it is pro-' perly cooked. THK reported rinnovsil of nn English flag: nnd tht hoisting of tbe German fia£» at a station on tbo African coast, Jj one of tluso queor little hnppeuiugs that may be attributed to the zeal of a brave oflicer anxious to expound the higher policy oC his government. "What business either English or Germau flags havo in Africa is no: clear to American minds. TAKE your crow while it is yet young, boys. If you let it get old and stale it will bo much wcrsc. "WHERE were Flcmiiiy und Smith t and Carroll and Simpson and the other free-gross men when the lights went out? THE Bepublicans call Davenport's Horey letter reminiscence a good, campaign document. After that, who would believe there was any truth iu it } even if it were not written by a tool of infamy who-caged naturalized voters to prevent them from exercising their rights? Iis* the contest for chief of the Osago Nation Colonel Black Dog downed Major Strike As, and the job was performed without tho aid oE whisky or scandal. Thus do the children of the'forest transact busmnss. OLD crow and old bourbon are something no good Democrat ever' went -bade oo. THE Chicago Tribune, which now supports Blaine, said this of him in 1S70: " The Republicans knew him as a lobbyist before he entered Congress^ seeking contracts for the supply of arms. They knew him while ia Congress, and while speaker, as the inside, friend of wildcat corporations; ruling, as speaker, to save their bills nnd as claiming reward for-his official action, as engaged in selling the worthless bonds of such corporations, receiving large gratuities therefor, as confessed in his letters; and, finally, when pecuniarily involved, getting !he Pacific Railroad company, as it SOB ins almost certain, to give him 504,009 cashfor what TTOS not -worth 64,000 cents. Is this the record of a reformer; of a man to purify the administration, and to raise the standard, of political and official morality?" THE State can spare ony statesmanship susceptible of being nipped in the bud by electoral honors, THE free-grass barons didn't oven dio game. They-allowed themselves -to :be coffined : Up without even kicking. THE fiery John Whltt% of Levant, chairman of the straight Greenback : state committee, has sent the following letter to Solon Chase: - Ruraon, Rle., August ifl, '1SJ.--Friend Chase: I nm in the city to-day to protest agaiust fusion in all its forms, and to adTOcate in my feeble way ttio Gprmany'becausc there are many Gormans in. Texas,'.wtifle Germany ^ouia-'keep'up the pro- hibltion-against other American States. -..Such schemes are fanciful,-but thoy"wiU-do for-poli- ticlans* like Butler' and .Blaine to indorso, knowlngthoy amounc to nothingybut an in- dorsement would have .a'tendency-to .-gain votes by sympathy. ST.-JOHN will do'his treating at the-towu pump--and of courso'get loffc. TIIE declaratiou by the Democratic State convention concerning the'leasing of the-public-school lands promises, if r^sponded/to proper ly by the next legislature,'a valuable improvement on the present land system. Tho platform'says: We bcHevo that tho padools aud'^euoral Interests cf our State -will bn best subserved -by the leasing of t-iiid lands until auoh Mine as they may ba purchased "by" actual Bottlers, · fit a renfioimble- \triua fl3ced ; bylaw, Without competition uud in subU'man- ueros not'to retard thu'devblopmoafand prosperity of the frcnller. · ·This is'nn'invitation to the legislature tu make tho public' domain revenue producing until such time as the lands arc disposed of to actual stittJepB. A-reasonable price .might bo better determinbd by competition. Tho/plan as it stands, however, If wisely pursued, will moke the free-grass barons .pay for tho gross on which-thoir herds now feed, and'will nofc obstruct the settlement'of the'country. By encouraging tho sale of lands to actual settlers in accordance with the declaration of the platform the leasing system, the public lands 'and the land board can In-no Iong~tlmo bo disposed of. The policy that-encoaragos tho sale of the land is the beat, and the Democratic convention has taken a stop in the rignb direction. TEMPLETOK did nob prove a white elepaaufc on the hands of tbo convention. KANSAS CITY is depressed. 1C is annouacsci that the population of'that thriving town will be regaled no more with base-ball exhibition games. No TWO-LEGGED inan could prevail againsb the one-legged veteran of the land oOlce, THE New Haven (Conn.) News recited, some evidences of corruption undor Elkins in behalf of Blaino, and'asks: Is Ic any "wonder that "not long ago a most devoted and life-long Re- pnbJicon of this "State, speaking to us of the political situation, said: t: I believe that tho election of Sir. Blaino will do inoro to wreck our party than his defeat." THK New Tork Tribune,which now supports Elaine, said of him ill 1S72; " He is a coward by Instinct and'a bully by calculation." SLUODER StTLLrvAN, having recovered from the jim-jams, is just aware of the fact that his reputation has been tarnished. He is iu consequence wildly hunting for slugger Mitchell; who in. due course will bo conveniently found--as will thoucands o? idiots at $2 a head to see, perhaps, another fiasco. BLAINK'S rascality as a state agent led to the suicide of a governor of Maine and contributed to tho expulsion of Simon Cameron I're-Hi tli* cn.t.inet- OTATK What tho Interior Paper* Bay. The newspapers of Texas are not alone ia being called on to wrestle with the question of leasing public lands. Now South "Wales is grappling with tbe samo problem. Tuat conu- try Las sold, principally on time, forty millions of acres, but the government still owns one hundred and sixty millions, and a letter from that country says the disposition of thi- Immeuso estate Uas become the principal subject in politics. The writer says: To have the land naLionnlis'.ed In a free country and mr-Dafied by a populnr and responsible got'ern- menr, Is tin experiment which, we in Australia are trying to carry out for tho first ti-no In the history of tho world. Owing to our mild climate, which nlloivs depasturing stock nil the year round on the natural crosses, our crown lands possess a pastoral value. They are worth rcntinp, and private hold- inp is so incomparably superior to public cotumoti- nge that we havo inevitably drifted into tha plan of lending definite areas for crazing purposes. But we have never yet befMiaWe to dtitermiuo what is a fair rent. The public has always complained that Hie government3jets too little, and tho teoanshad always complained that the government: wants too much. We have tried assessment by arbitration nud assessment by In dividual-assessors, and, r.x- cept for vjicnut lands, wo are stopped from ths lest of axiction because of the felt enmity of put- tinp an existing tenant to compete for his holdinp: neninst outsit)ojp. Wo keep on · pepping away at the question of our land policy, but our general experience has'been that wben we cut oa* tlio head of one difficulty, three others show up In Its place. ' The Arkansas Traveller reports a change of opinion on, a land question that T?ill serve tho papers for an illustration of the sudden conversion of some Texas politicians on the laud question as it affects the -lease and free-grass issue: Two farmers, Tom Barker and Sam Piles, became involved in a dispute'concernioe the ownership of a piece of land, and flndlnc themselves unable to sei.ttc the dispuie* appealed, to a, justice oC the peittce. The mngisirate listened attentively to each staittinent nnd said: "Gentlemen, if you dou t th ( bk that I understand this case, and all the law- great surprise I find n. letter from you iu the'Lew- ipton Journal that you are out far Blame. I need not repeat-your lan£uagc^ but I consider it darann- ble. 1 helped you to a press and type to advocate the principles of our party, and if tho Journal's statement is true, which. I hope in God's it is not. I wane my money, the sum of S5TSO, nt oiice. JOHN WHITE. LOGAN'S metaphors mate you think he has just been seeing a sleight-of-hand performance---all sorts of things bursting out in naturally impossible ways. -GIBBS won't be a candidate for United States senator for six years. Perhaps. THE Globe-Democrat speaks of a number of Fat Ford's reasons why the Irish vote should be given to BJairto. It does not tell the exacc number of those reasons or to whom Ford gave a receipt for them. ARE there any tears for tho noble grancyor from NavarroS " · As the platforms and letters of acceptance aro all iu," it 'is rather late for Urs. ParneH to ask for a plank Indorsing Mr. Paraell's scheme, which he broached long ago, for procuring free trade to a certain extent with Ireland. If such a. thing were possible, the trouble would | i;e that, under the ascendency of the British government, English companies might make' Ireland their base for flooding tho United States with cheap goods, a calamity which the United States has heretofore for a. quarter of a cenlury striven to avoid. ·· American shipmasters would doubtless be glad if they could buy fhips built in Ireland. Belfast would then take a new start iu prosperity. On tho satne plan Texas might obtain permission to ship hogs to "Your Honor," said a lawyer -who had heard ths statements, "your flecision is uujust, nnd I am. sure that a hijrber court will reverse it." "Now, here," replied ihe justice, "lam Just about as sudden ns any higher court you ever saw. lean re- Terse the decision myself. Mr. Piles, you may hare the'land. You see it inukes no difference with nio." Fort Worth juries lean to the side of marcy vrhen gamblers are tried.. Tbe Gazette's report of trials in the Recorder's Court says: Shc'flrst case'tried was that of ;; Gtiora Andrews. The sworn testimony WHS that he dealt cards at a f n i c pome; .that ho was paid so much for hi* labor; il;at the'daratt won and lo.-t. A jury of six citizens heard tho evidence and retired, and in two minutes came bade with a rerrtiet of not tnillly. The next case-AVQS that o f ' J o h n Conwbu, : ivith about the snine facts proved. The jury retired and in-a minute were hnck in tho court-room with their verdict "act guilty." ·Tbe Fort'thus offers a'safe asylnm to the persecuted knights of the green cloth who have beeii'driven'frorn Dallas : and other citit's. · Here is a little point for the papers iadis- cussing the trouble* in Texas on account of the marriage of a colored woman by a white man: Emma J. Harrlnjrlon, now residing in Baltimore Sid , but who was married in Cnstine, Ste.. (u 1879 to Robert Fearing, bas just obtained a dtvorce-froin her hushand'be'caiwo shciTdcently discovered" thac FenrinR had colored blood in his veins. Tuedfvorce was pranced by the Maryland court on tlie ground that the Jaws of Maine (Sid not allow the marriage of white ancfcoiored people. The Fort Worth Gazette takes a conserva five and sensible view of the question raised by some other pnpers in regard to reducing tho number of members of the legislature: Experience does uric demonstrate tbe truth or the assertion-that there is greater unauimifcy aud e x p e d i t i o n - i n tlio Uo'ibtiratioufi oE .small than of large representative bodies. The Houso ot Commons of ihe Enfflirih FarliamenC is ono oC the JarKesi dcJiberative boilies. being composed of (355 meinberp.-ancJ its -proceedfops arc not usually attended Tvitli sreiiter corifusiou than a state legislature cf a hundred or-more members. Our popular branch of Conjrress has a membership of S-25, tu^ it is not known that the Senate oE sevenr.y- six members over has to wait tor tho Hou?e to finish Its business, -atony o£ the state legislatures- States with less population than Texas-- nre larger than our assembly, and nobody nrorcEes to cue them down. Connecticut, with Jess t h u n half tlio population of Texas, has a legislature of 250 representatives and 21 senators. litas- eoclnipetts has LMO representatives. With a population of 2.2DO.OOGand a legislature oC 31 senators and B4 representatives, the ratio -even now i s j smnller in Texas rhan in almost any other Stane Iu i the'TTuiou. While excessively large ; d3liboratife : ·bodies nre not favorable no the transaction oC p u b - . lie business,-they are Jess- un evil than extremely ·' smnll bodies. The smaller th'e representative Tjodj^he eloper tlio 'approach to '-'an olrjjarohiual government,'-whevo power is vested in the'liands of a few. A large and popular assembly represents Uie peopla in greater proportion and approache* nearer to a true democratic system of government. The Texas Law Review of August; 10 is made . up exclusively of opinions in th* cose of D. ·NoWe Rowan vs. Shapard, Stevens Co., from Brazoria county, in the Court ol Appeals. It seems to bo a mixed affair, and involves no less than sixteen questions. The Baiidera Bugle blows this blast at soms esteemed contemporary, who is nob named: This Is a professional point of honor HO well established umontr genllemen that It had nuvur entered our head w suppose any one aspiring to iheptHillon of editor of a respectable paper would be ciiiliy of a breach of ic. ^Vo were therefore rather fiurprlsud at 11 rst duriupr our recent visit t-o SHU Antonio, to learn from somo of ourpati-ous there that tho edllorof a certain paper Iiad'biion uiuonff them cndeavarinff by underhiddinir and I'ulBu ropreBeutatlonB to Induco tbnm to talti* tlitsir ndvertisementa out of the Bujrlo and give tlium to mm, f X a l i n c l b n t U i e Bugle was RoioK down, losing: its circulation and could uotpOBHibJy lastlonp, and even going so far as to assign OH ono reason iv.r. it- tlmt the editor of tho Bugl*' Jiad a iarye family u Kuppcrt, and iJieryforu^outd notliold out. Truly, there are some peopl» who soom to think tli it " tlio end juHtfflori tbe means " and uothinf? can be. too low or ruffianly so long as it is down for the purpose of inluriurr "Old John Qutbrio" and his family. The editor of the IJusld js n very dttaplii- able bodj', no-doubt, hut God K'Wit t»at it may b j lonj* era Jie sloops to such depths as these. Newspaper enterprise is not exactly of a piece of supposed newspaper ethics. An exchange, in speaking of tho breaking down and retirement of a successful Chicago journalist, Kays: Iii all his newspaper career his shibboleth has been-- newB. His instructions were no matior vhut : it wan nnd-iio matter hoiv--get it. Hie fcel- Incs of Individuals or societies aim tho saii«tity of c-ourtBondfifinuteH were outraged and violated. He would KCt copies of documents, as the president's xnessape, under solemn promfso not to use them until a certain time, and ho would uso them before that time to.get a leave on bis contemporaries. Ho would put oreprtiseutative-in Now York to steal the special news, principally tho costly special cable dispatches from tbo New York tnorn- iuf; papers. Creditable an his career has been in pome directions, It hns been so bad iu others that Hie retirement is not likely to cause regret nor awaken sympathy among tho guild. The Hillsboro Mirror modestly eays: dhe Mirror was not started in Hillsboro four years ago for the purpose of ruling the citizens, but to help Uiem build up tho town,. This is in contrast with the dogmatic fcono too common among newspapers. They speak as those having authority and have an idea that they settlo all questions they assume to discuss, whilo in reality a large and influential portion of their readers pay little attention to anything but the facts published. Tbe dog- mafic tone is always offensive, aud this is the reason why so few editors are takon up by the people "when they, the editors, become candi- dates'for ofllce. '___ 1*£DDJL.I.\G I'ADRE I6L.1XD. Mythical Tides to Texas Property--Foreign C'ap- l l n l l t t l K Dwindled. [New York Herald, IfiUi.] " A Fpecious swindle has Ijeeu quietly and successfully prosecuted in this city for SOIIIQ time*past,"said Sir. Baxter Noyes, a broker and nccotiator, of Xo. 320 Broadway, to a Herald icporter yesterday. JI There is au island ofT tho gulf ccast of TVxns known as Padro island. It contains about "."50,000 ncrcs, which v.ould make pretty good ranch, land, a kind of property which is beginning to be valuable iu TOXHS. For the past two or throa years various s^ts of ncirenturer^, who h xve everything to fjain o.i:d nothiuj^ to losi?, havo iufesied Kcw S'ork, bosioging tho oflices of copitulists nnd promoters of "coin panics, en- deavorinjr to sell the titJo to Padro island at templliJgrly Jotv ilcurt-p. I'liclr scheme \tns ut-urly always been to get New Yorkers to late the island at what; sopms to be a cheap prirc, and then srll it in Ijondon to a syndicate of Kiij-lish {ai*rali?t=, who nro readj- buyers of Texas and. other American RTOXUIS liuuls, nnd on. 1 .alvrnvs loolaiicj for iuvestmeu'.s of that hind. " 3Snw, the swionlo lies iu t-be fncfc that neither these men nor anyix-dy clss, so f;ir ;is I can lenru, can p i ^ e n lecal title to the i*l;i!i'l. It hos been in dispute lor p»neratio«s and uo- bcdy kcows -just who owns it. H-i're i* n. Jc-tter to lue from J. H. C. "White, too postmaster of Corpus ("brifcti, Tor., iu which he says, in oiJFwer to my inquiries: "'Tbere'is banily n man who lives or over did livo in Western Texas, who docs not cl.-iioi tbe whole or a purt of I'adro island, or tho Bi^ Sandbar. 1 ·'After I had been repeatedly approached i by these men to get capitalists inteivsted in I ibeir schemes I consulted my friend Mr. Chas. i H". Mallory, of the Texas line of steamer-:, aud by his advice I wrote to Mr. Hiffliu Kemi-^lv a -wealthy laud-owner in Texas, whoso repl comes through the postmaster m the langui^ 1 have quoted. Mr. Kennedy 503*5 he has r^ ceived thousands of such letters as mine. *' The adveutur, j rs show what they cill ; title deed, which is secured iu this way: The} have soiue of their confederates iu Texas ext cute a quit claim deed for the island, whto auy man may do. This deed is duly reco:M«i and then the town clerk is asked for acertitit? copy of the deed. This is shown in New Yor and forwarded to Ix)ndpn. Buch a title is ab solutely worthless, but it has deceived manj people. I don't know of acy Americans wlv Lave -out their money into tho thiug, but 1 d Is DOW" of Englishmen who havo put fro« £1000 to £10,000 into theschemo in tbe belie that the property was worth over $500,0Jfl nnd it was necessary to pay something do«vi to secure the refusal of if. I havo- no doub . that over 6100,000" has been sunk in Padr island in this way in England at various times. I suppose no public complaint lias beeu mad lefore because the losers are all rich men and the amount asked for from each has general],) been small--about £1000." A AIAX WITH A RECORD. He'Is-Wanted by the A mliorit lessor Elizabeth' (own, KY-, and I* Held Subject to their Keqtil wllion. . INfcTT Orleans Times-Democrat.] Captains : Forrell and Boylan arrested a raai ·yesterday, having, according to their records an-eventful as well as a crooked history. His, name is H. Norman Holds wot tb, a native* of England. He came to .this couutry when only fourteen years of ago and located ia Cinci:i- nati, ·tvbe're ho followed the profession of a book-keeper. After a stay iu that cicy ho went to Blizo.be tli town \.Hardin county), ICy. There'he formed a coparcnership with C. Hptopp, engaging in the banking bu^iuesa. The firm flourished for awhile, uutil Holdsworth defaulted with tbe sum of $7000. This was'during tbe month of March. 1SS3, At the same timo aud before decampiup; he forge.i a note on the private buuldup: firm of Latha Alexander Co., of New "Fork, for S3J drawn on tho house of B. F. Collins. After the-perpetration of this fraud he left for Mexico, "leaving his wife buhiaJ him. remained an Mexico for some tiuis ai«l joined there by his wife. Not being very successful tbere, he shipped bis wife buck t^ hor homo. He then started for Port "\Vorth, T e . , where he opened"a bucket shop. This undertaking not nourishing to ail extraordinary degree, he secured employment in-a railroad company. He soon got out of this aud so to .tic up his way for Galves^ou. During all his wanderings am! different changes of. linss, he was never forgotten l*y these he had swindled, and the detersive agencies from New York to Kew Orleans wera 1'ur- uibhed with his pioturo aud descriptiou, aud were ·«niritig and watching for him. He Inul no sooner shaken the dust oC Mexico fi om his feet than Captain PurreJl recetrod notice of tha fact, aud immediately inswnctod his bank detectives, to keep a sharp lookout for the absconding Holdewortb. Tho photograph sent showed biiu to be iu appti.TiMuce a beardless, youthful-looking man, with jm innocent, opeu-faced couuLeuauco and a hoary blade head of hair. Tho bank detectives, however/had studied bis features vrell au 1 ou his arrival here, a few days ago, ho w.as spotted «by Dave Hennessey, louugiug in tae vicinity ot r one of the banks, aud his probjn^a in the city reported to tho main oflU'e. C.iptaia Farrell at ouce detailed a man to shadow him. This mbn was ]ed a dauce by the suspoctod party. Up and down tho principal streets, through alleyways, along the streets in the rear portion of tho city aud ou tlio w;iSi»i* front, went the stronger, now wearing it Veard -and mustache, and shabbily attired after fais year of knocking about tho country nnd roughing it iu the Western wilds'. "Every day, however, ho would return to thn vicinity of the bonks as if drawn there by some irresistible impulse and a longing desire to investigate their contents. All his movements were considered auspicious, and yesterday Captains- FarreJJ and Boylan, after a consultation *v(tn. their Hhadow. determined to arrest liiw. Tlite. they accomplished on Baronne, between Common nnd CuJial. On being taken to their of- L'c(, and FearchL'd tho lollowiuf; letter wo.a- foi'ud on him: CJKCJWNATI, O., AiifiiiKi. 10, IftHJ.-- To whom it eonceni: Tl ( e t-eartr, H . Nonnuu, is autiiori/-l liy iJit^ undtThijim'tJ »*ui to sljrti i)n?Ir num« to ,'inv njid nl) papcrc.uidudJttK C"ii«hsoiiwiy ijanlt wlu-ri; we may Jiuvc* money deposited la mir wodiL: ul-i'j, 10 dc i i)0,sit J u n d B to r«ur crodit; nlfco, to «iK" c o i i l r a c i H w l i i c l i m n y be needed bURincss. J - WOMSOK i: Cu. ·\N'itJiL-Bs: W. W. WAHP. Ho fitU*i»]4e(l to destroy it, but Captuin Farroll wns loo quu-k for liirn, and neiwd it i:i Limel o f c i i v f c i t . "He then,'' said Citptfiiu " xnnde a full c*onfe-Kfon (« UK uud we lockei him lip nt the Central static. u and ttsleffrujjli'jti to tbe fchc-rifT of Elir«ilj"thtown, ICy., "iid received the folio wing reply: Hold 31. N. ZloldBworth uulJI I come. J. P. LAKIE. DeiMily SJif-riir of Hardfn County, JC.r. The slicrifT will leave to-day witJi all tiicr nc-ceHFfiry papers iu tl«; CUSP for the ptirjwsu tailing tbe ucctiKGd back to EHzubelhum-ii. The Sdcl.-iy of A r f n A l l n : r l Mrdol. lEuRlneerin^, July 38.] Th i Albert medal, w)iioli wao nwardod'by tho council of the Society of ArtHtoMr. James E. Eads, tbo American engineer, -vms, last \V*-dDC'gdav, Dresented to him at Maryborough house by $3it Koyal Highnesa tbe l^riucw of Wales, president of th« society, in tho presence of tbo council. This medn.l was founded in 18G2. in memory of H - tt - ri - tbo Brines Consort, and is awarded annually for distinguished merit in promoting arts, manufactures or commerce. This is the tvrenty- Jirst which bus been awarded. Among the- disiinguifched recipients of tbe medal arc Sir ftovrluud Hill, K. C. B., F. U. S. ; His Ira- r/ei1al iiajesty Kapoleon III; Professor Faiadav. D. C. £., P. Ti, S: : Sir Joseph ""VVbitworth. LL. D., F. R. S.; Baron Juttus von Liebiff: Count Ferdinand do Los- «·!«; Sir Hi-Dry Bessemer, K. R. «. ; Sir Bieuiers, D. C. I*., F. 11. «.: M, Michael Chevalier;. Sir. J. B. Airy. JC C. B., F. R. r ntrononjer royal; M, Jean Baptiste Duma: Professor James IVescott Joule, LL. D., D. L., F. R. 6.; Sir Willinm Thompson, LL. IX C. L-, F. Ii. S., nnd Processor Augusta helm HoiTmann, M. D.. LL. D., F. K. 8., vcrrity of Berlin. Mr. Euds is the first Aineri- tan -who bus received thiBdistmirmbheU honor. It is tho mere complimentary to him from fnct tbathis iiam« was suggested by the coan- cil of tho inEtitute, of civil engincsers, n.n*i tbo award wns unanimous iu the council of the society. In reply itc IXD tbe complimentary* remarks of his royal highness, Mr, Eadssaid that he recognized tbo atvurd as a token of good-will on the part of the society to^yarJ Ins oountrynipu. ratber than for any merit his own: and tbe fact would be received them as auolh^r : £ the many evidffncos of sincere Folic-Lucie for tbo happiness and prosperity of the United Stutx-s, niid which hai been so ofuai ehown by Her Most Gracious SInjcstT tbe Queen, her government and her people.' aud v.-'bich, he believed, had assured hiK fcllow-ciUzeus thnt their kin across the sea were their truest friends; ami the homely nduge, " blood is thicker tbau watc.r," h:i-l lost »o»e of its force because they were- gc'imrat^d b\- an octan from the. land of thuir A :cnil!JJ«cenrtf of Ken Duller. [To Tbe Sew.] ON, August 10, 3SS4.-- The day be fore G f m r a l Butler made the notable ou City Hell park, ^vew York, from which. £ KEWS paVilibhed au extract in thef-nn.i^. ic«, tht- vk-ritor ari-iv^d in tbnt cit^', aft*:t- craJ years fcvjourn 7eypn(l tlie seas, l^ora, the 1 fviv*Au:cricrm jjauers'tliat had from tim- to time rt-flc-bt-d nif, 1 hnd paiut'il an imlefiuit^ imp) fusion that General Butler wiis a Miati^o. l.«£ rftther sujiill coiJipoumi of RtLstaff, .M:ir- linc-t Mid TSTtro. Wht'ii, therefore, 1 ho.ir.i '\f.iv rou»arli nuide about the corridors of t u c hotel that l?uller -would not; le ailowe 1 t-j. itii cu cp[jG)iit:]iCiit for en o::t-:la.:i' s.-?e;-.:i the following d;o*- thai " ;.he roughs " wore gflBizid I'" 1 1-i'vak up ihe meoiir.^, 1 ooufi-s? '.· haviug induct! ii secret, hope that tho J^owo:! warrmr \vouJ»J, Mniit-Iio^ 1 , be suitably robukui, ft r his many a3!s.-?oJ 'loiedceds. Diirin^: tho- follo« - ii}g jijoruinp; (jnon_Miious doa^L-m ivci*?- ·ntteretl brondca?! through the streets, waru- p quk-t citK'.tus to stuy away from tlie aioe-:- p, as there would lie trouble there, -vluc'.i speculation was iildulgod as to whether 13utlor would atte-mpt «u oi»en-air speed; in Lh«i fact* of the in an jft-.-rt opposition, \ V h e u t h e arrived 1 rue:itio;ied to mine host 1113* Intention, !o sttcr.d thcmoetiBg 1 , whereupon be cautioned met of the damper, Ktyingu " bloady riot wa-i iumiiutini ;*' uuimg: " ~\Yc Xew Yorkers thnt value our h^nd? are g-oins tojsl-ay away."' However, impc-lled by curiosity to so3_tho- speaker, ami a very little of New \ ork metbot^, I wynt, int-oudiug to keep open my line cf retreat in caso of trouble: but I soou found myself packed like a middle sardine iu a "box, aud was conseqiientlj' au enforced spectator of what ensued, A cursory Furvpy of ii3V surroundings convinced mo that 1 was'in thn'midst of a crowd which, for for- l.iddiug .wiH-ct, I had never before- scu or impgiued. Every repugnant type, from the dirty uue-cmbed thug to tueflash blackleg, ^vn i there. Every vice known to a great metropolis or to fallen human nature, had stamped its impressupon thecoumcnadces and bsaring of that molly assemblage, which numbered many i housauds, and completely filial tbe whole- space about the speaker's ftaud, which was located some :00 feet from aiici facing the City hall. A detucboieut of Metropolitaii police soon arrived and ranged iu solid, Binfjlo file around tho stand, and a few minutes later Butler nnd some half doze-n other gentlemen. ascended the platform. The appearance o£ General Butler at tbe front was the signal for a demoniac bowl, KUCU, as could scarce be conceived as proceeding from huiucu agency. Hate, scorii, contempt, revenge, rage and. ·every other bad passion was hissed, groaned and yelled in one wild, mad, discordant chorus for tbe Fpare of live minutes. During this ax- traordiuory demonstration, General Butler stood apparently wholly unmoved. "\Yheii ihe lungs of the irate tbou.^ands vrero temporarily exhausted, be proceeded to say: Fellow-citizens--whereupon the howl was ro- suuicd and continued for several miuntes. The speaker again essayed to proceed, only so- ngaiu have his voice dr-OT\-ntxl by tbe roar of tlie tumult. The proeewiiugs continued witb little variation for about half an licur. Trbra it become evident Unit many of the liou-lers had grown hoarse, 'and that Butter's far- reaching voice could be bi'ard above the diu by n portion of vho assemblage, and lie bo- gan to speak. At this ixiut tho rage oC tho rcngos was heightened, niul tiiey fegau to L-url missiles at the speaker. ' Tbe (-kill-with which the Low*;ll statesman douged the flying, messengers gr.vj? i AC a new impression ot his rnried tittainnients. At Jtngth, hov.-evor,\vhiic giving the right ui way to u shot £'to:n t.he starboard qnaj-ter. a big--n«?ji3ipjy caugiic him. pquarely in iht; ctuit*i* ot~~"liTs~' -^Jflrtiy form, and rolieii junoceutly nt tho foKJt oT^r-- friend tented at. :hi- ri-ar oi" tho pint form. TJi:?; blow caused '.be ^eiit-r.-tl to slightly "iloubJe up, 1 ' and JL beinj.- the llrst visible iunprosiiion they bad nmdc mi the imperturhublo spff.ikor during more than « hall' hour's otl'ort, a \vil-l, tumultuous sljout of (iorision hur.st; frn:n th-2 infuriated nmitiM!*!e. Notliing dnitnu* i, Bn^- l**r reachetl to liis frif/ncl fm- tbo ai']»Io, exi*n- jnod it n in'.ni*'iu. n n d . fiicing t h u inKJiono. leisurely proJut'i'tl his knife ami p^-.-k^l nu I aieir, all the Time costing ^Inures o£ unuttor- able frcorn and c-ii!L*!Opt upon tli- 1 yt'lKu^, Fingiug sal ass a t h i s feet. It wa evident; tbe class of people whom be desired to nddr^? were not presi nt, but ho proceeded, after eat- ff bir. apple, to "puyliis respects 1 ' to t-ho?c who were tin-re, in terms shown m part by extract published in Tine NEWS. Every man can make his owu estimate of tho ujnouiit of physical courage requiivd to fnlml flund b-foro an infwriaU'd mob of thousands, ccmjjcjsed of as bad nu 1 ro-jkless eli'nienis ns-couJii be gathered r.ogo;ber on tbo face of The earth, Imlk them, and in t-boir toetli brand them us " Liunu'i-s ot orj^inu asylums/ 1 " nnirdt-n-rs of babies,' 1 "coward*, bullies, , tbii vcs. t'UT-ibroatfs," etc., express an. anijnble desire to lutng them, as IK* hrol " hung heir brothers","--win Jenny one of two or three thousand of 1ln : m conl.l at any moment have -hot, him to U f ; t h with comp.-irativj iyi-soii^l mpnnit.y. U'bis writer estimates thai; ho hit 1 ? n?vor wit- lowctl. nnd rarely read, of, a higher exhibition cool, 0,11 ict. iiliysrical courage, tbiti that hown liv GonwjilJ^utler in ibofatM? of Hint in- nriuted*, unrens*iifii)ff mob, and that whutovcr Isc- jnny in i r v i t J i In- said against tho Essex man. it'cau not bo said in truth thut tie is oward. VIAJJCKO.

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