The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on February 19, 1894 · Page 6
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THE GAL^VESTQy DAILY NEWS. MONDAY. FEBRUARY 19. 1894 WILLIAM L.WILSON Royally Received at El Paso and Fort Bliss, IMPROVED IN HEALTH On Striking the Mountain Regions, but His Cough Still Exhausting. THE FATE OF HIS BILL Foreatiadowed in an Interesting Interview with the Representative of The News. The Story of His Life. El Paso, Tex., Feb. 17.-- The citizen* of El Paso, regardless"*^ political alHliatlons, had delermlnuiS to enturtaln Congressman W. L. WU»on and hu» party, but that distinguished gentleman's health was in auch condition that he could accept no elaborate oounteiies, omd felt compelled to continue bis Journey Bouthward without atop. .Early this morning Alderman W. F. Payne and Collector Chas. Davl» tole- Kraphed from San Marclal, N. M., that Mr. Wilaon's party would not leave their private car, aa Mr. .Wilson's cough was so vJrulent that he could not risk himself to any . exertion. -Then It wa» deUrjniriid that the arrangement and reception committees, tncludlng S. W. Fomeroy, T. C. Hannuro, J. W. Magoffln, II. A. True, John Julian (Mexican consul). Theo. Hasten, C. N. Buckler, F. E. Hunter, Adolph Solomon,, Mai Weber, Joseph Magofiln, H. S. Beattie, C. R. Morehead, A. Krakauer, F. B. Bcxton, J. M. Dean, W. W. Turney. B. H. Xavl8, J. 'A. Smith, J. D. Ponder, J. S. Hart, Mrs. W. F. Payne, Mrs. W. E. Race, Mrs. A, Solomon, Mrs. Atward White, Mrs. H. A. True, Miss Josie Magoffln, Miss Beall and Miss JBal!, would meet the party at the depot. It was umie uud a- icceptiuu was held hi the parlor of the private car. The ladies of the committee were first introduced by Messrs. Davis and Payne, after which a large number of citizens In addition to the members of the committee were introduced to Chairman Wilson ' and Congressman Tarshey. The ladles of the committee at once took charge of Mrs. WllBon, Mrs. Taruney and Miss Beaale WUion and drove 'them about the city, later In the evening accompanying them to their truiii, An hour later an engine from the Texas e.nd Pacific- mud arrived and took the prl- r*te oar to New Fort Bliss, Capt. Warwick *nd Cant Hlnton having in the meantime ftrrtwd to emphasize an Invitation. It Is »**edless to say that at the post evory courtesy wae extended by Col. H. M. Lazelle and MB ataff and the ladies. On the way out * bottle was broken and the first toaat cailod out a very happy speech by Mr. Wll- ·on In response to remarks made by Mr. J. B Hart Mr. Tfcrsney was referred: to by Mr. WIN. son aa "the advanoo agent of this show to Whtdh the Missouri statesman replied: ."And I have promised a return engagement 'of two nights only with a single star." Other fsltcilious speeches wer* made and ' Che entire trip to the post and return won one of eoclal pleasure. At 6 o'clooK tho special cor "Pickwick," -- jjt.,u ··A±3 rt-.PiiiahJx-T Ijv .fh» ffctnJ-«- ^'' l»Vi- nle for"tflo~entlr0 "trip," was awltohed onto trie Mexican Central track and good-byes wore »fcJd *nU soon atierwurd Uie train pulled away for t'ho distant south. Before the Mexican Central left Mr. H. A. True. Reneral manager of the Mexican ore oompn-ny. Introduced Mr. John Harvle of that company with tho statement that Mr. Harvlo would bu on the train going fiouth «nu would ba at the service of the party. This courtesy on the part of Mr. Harvicand his oompauxy wa« thoroughly appreciated by Mr. Wlfson. Mr. Harvle Is thoroughly acquainted with. Mexico, Its language and its customs. On tho way to the post after most of tho company hud h-ft the car and when the party was broken Into groups a representiu- civ* of Tho News broached the subject of pending legislation. "Were you surprised at the .vote on the oonnrma'tion of Feckham?" waa asked. "I knew," Mr. Wilson replied, "that the r*publtcflna would vote almost solidly igahiat his conllrmntion and that a number or democrats would join them, BO I might ·ay thai* 1 wns not nltrnrprher unprepared for the vote as it appeared." Mr. Wiliwn had been frequently assured, t»y both republicans and democrats that this section of the count IT was with him oti thti lead ore section of his tariff bill, so that he could not misunderstand the spirit of the Question. "How da you expect your tariff bill to fture at the hands of the senate?" "I cannot know exactly." was the reply. "It Is admitted, however, that some changes will be made In the bill. The Mc- Xmley bill had GOO senatorial amendments. Th« present bill will fare better than lhttt. ir "Do you think," asked The News man, t the lead ore clause will be " 'IT cannot say with certainty," was the mnanrer, "Senator Mills, of your state, Is jahalnnon of the sub-committee who has In oharte tht preparation of the original sen- Wt« bill. H* has, I think, given assurances (that he will stand by tha lead ore section m» it la. If he mokes a stubborn fight I do not think it can be seriously changed. He Js a man of great influence In the senate and will stand by Uie Interests of his ·fta/te. I do not think we have much to * oa jL on that P*' n t from any democrat." fM^SI? wl " ** a stron K- effort made." Mr. Wilson continued, "to replace the duty on sugar and it is probable that we will Have to submit to that. There will be a * r ^'5 fl fi"t, too, for placing a tariff on coal ·ma Iron. From expressions of both Mr. Wilson * r ' ^roncy it ! s Pla^ that the party IrfU 1 ^J^ th1 \ nio ? f / avorable Imi'ressloh of EJ Paso and her Interests and a promise was more than half given that on the SS turn they will spend a day here. Mr Wll- £n .thinks that with perfect rest ami Tha balmy air of the eouthwest he will have recovered his health before that an manner o f a s u t , a w a o ? a man of the world. He Is thinner than Jiia pictures show 'him to bV but tha is doubUess the result of his present Illne^ Hut his health is rapidly Improving'^ with *h* balmy air of the *omhw"-st With 5. ra -y hair and a drooping mustache thai inmost white, a, alondor fleurp, sllchtlv ·looped, « 8 with the cares o? state, fie ft a man whom one would turn lu the street to take a second look at. His appr-aranre IB dlstlnotlvely Virginian. His father, Bon- jamln Wilson, and his mother. Mnrv T.ynp oaine from the oldest Virginia families. Jefferson county, In which William Lyno ·Wilson was born May 3, 1843, is, hUtoilo irround. Kvory foot of it redolent with the traditions of old Virginia. George Waahington wns the original owner of nearly the tvnolo county, having troelA'ed U ail payment for his services as surveyor for ths original owners of the western part of the Btate. George Washington's brother, Charles. f«ll lintr to It wh*n th* father of his country died, and tho town of Charles- tow» la named after him. One of th« *touk witticisms of the place Is the Joke which some- -r.s cracks,-! ytAi* ARO, ih*t ·hy «aw 8sv«n Wanhingions drunk at one time on tha main »trc«t." It wa» in Jefferson county where the roul of old John Brown commenced marching on. It wa« shortly before the war that Brown mad* thir raid with the purpose of arouwlnff the neurons Into Insurrection. Th« fiM abolitionist wn» hanK^'i 'or It In th» field on Ui* outskirts of Charlestown when Wilson was still a arhonl hoy. He iras only 18 years old whon Th* olrtiiil that hud hung over bin state and hli home #v«r ilnoo ho had been big enough to MO"* a Dubllo tmwtlett from » m»rbl« burst. Aid the valley ot the Bhen- wdoeJi ww Ooo4ed wlU w«r. JefferMa wuiity7 Htkt at the head o'. 1 the valley, wher* tae arsole* uf the north wore inevitably to »wt*p In and the armlts of the floutb wer« f* sweep out, caught the flret brunt of the tidal wave. With tho memory of Jofcn Brown and his raiders fresh In their minds, the majority of the people rushed to tho cause of the confederacy. Tho county la a small one, only ·Jwut seventeen miles square, but It furnished »U comnanlee to tho southern armies. Wilson, then at thft university, hurried home end enlisted. He served for a time In tho Infantry us a private tn one of the local companies, but before the war was fairly under way there was a demand for cavalry. The boys of Charlestown, horsemen from birth, and accustomed to the wild and rough riding of a mountain country, quickly got together and formed a company. They furnished their own horses and equipments, and were created company E. cf the Twelfth regiment of Virginia, Some of them were only 15 years old; few of them were over 2L it was culled "the boy company, and as such became famous In the annals of the confederacy. It carried no carbines, but only revolvers and sabers, WILLIAM LYNE WILSON. and all its equipments were of the lightest character, its business waa to ride hurd ·and to ride tast, and do all its fightinc at close quarters. Wilson preferred to be one of the boys, and that is why he never rose above private. The close of the war left Private Wilson In hard straits. Ills education had been only half completed when he enlisted; he nau no trade or profession and very amall onances of earning a livelihood. -True to tne student Dart of his nature, however. n« stuck to Intellectual Ideals, and when lie laid aside the sabre and revolver, went (back to his books. Columbian college where he had already spent two years re- cevled him again, and he graduated from the law school there and was elected as professor of Latin In the Columbian college, and he married Miss Huntlngton, the daughter of the Greek professor in the college. This union of the -two dead languages resulted in much subsequent living han- Hnefl*. Mr. Wilson's horr:-? Mfo h"3 L c - n of the pleasantest. It Is shared by six fine children, as well as by she who was Miss Huntintrton. After a few years -the ironclad oath requirement was repealed in West Virginia and Private Wilson entered on the practice of law. · Everybody is more or less of a politician in that part of the country, and tha lawyers are more politicians than anybody else, but it was 18SO before Lawyer Wilson made an appearance in anything more Important than local politics In that year he was a delegate to the national democratic convention at Cincinnati, and hi the same year he waa a candidate for clect- or-at-larffe on the democratic ticket in West Virginia. He made a thorough canvass of the state in that campaign and established a record us a vlcurouu and loclcal speaker. Of course he was elected, and It WHS hla first public olllcc. People about Charlestown had been left so poor by the war that they hadn't enouffh money to go to law with, and the practice of law was not much more profitable In that vicinity that farming under the ' McKlnley Uirlff. Besides this, iMr Wllson'o tastes wore more in other lines and In 1882 he accepted an offer of the presidency of the Weat Virginia university He entered on his 3tudlon on Sept. ti. anticipating a subsequent life of quietude and study In -tho midst of scholastic surroundings. Precisely two weeks Jater to a. day, he was dumped headforemost Into one of the most exnltinj? political campaigns West -Virginia, had ever known The chances are that the newly mode col- l(*frn president pn vo hi" frlont!n --'all thanks for the above, but he cntetWTnto the ncnt with the enthusiasm of a cavalry raider. Tho district embraced twelve or fifteen counties, many of them republican, and had always been a close one. Wilson was very popular in his own county but that wan solkilv democratic anyhow, "and elsewhere In the district he had to fight for every vote he got. He fought none too hard, tor when tho votes were counted ho was lust nine ahead of the republican candidate. After the election he went back to thr college and finished out the term. He reused, however, to accept any comuensa lon for this work. At .the close of his first ^erm In congress he received a re- nominatlun by acclamation, has been so re- nominated for every succeeding term and re-elected every time by varying but generally small majorities. He-is now serving his sixth term. His present district Includes Uf teen / counties, and his maiorltv- at the last election was a little over 1000 MRS. WILSON. - ' Prom the time that he entered congress . wa ?* a P er slstent and constant advocate or tariff rcfonn. and studying t h e subject deeply, as he has always done everything In which lie became Interested, he was soon recognized as an expert upon It Aa the importance of the tariff as a national issue dfwelopbd he stepped to the front or tho QKHa.tlon in congress and so became a leader of the tariff reform section of the democratic jmrty tn the nation. He waa on active propagandist of tariff reform doctrine on the stump, and has spoken In almost every state In the union. He served on the committees on Judiciary, appropriations and ways and means in previous congresses, and In the present one he was madp chairman of the ways and means committee, and so became the official leader of Uie majority of the house and the leader urnm the lloor of the, liulit for the tariff reform bill. b IJis course upon the subject 1ms always been the moderate ono of u m u n thoroughly Informed and f u m l l m r with the far-reaching effects of MUoh legislation and the necessity for guarding business and Industrial Interests at the same time that the bunions of the consuming pptmle are being relieved. He has been a constant and effective draff upon the radical men in his party, and avowed free traders (jpcmre that ha Is nothing more than a protectionist in No ono who has watched the proceedings of the present congress carefully can doubt that hut for the restraining hand of the chairman of the 9£j*ya and meana committee tha tariff reform bill would have been a much more radical moasuro when It went to tha senate, Mr. Wilson's reputation ·· K student and scholar ha* clung to Wm all through nia congressional oar*ar, and twice he has been offered th* presidency of col- fffges--«nc» of the RJchmond college und once of the University of Mlanouil. Both he refuiad. Two minor oollsgsa have given him tho de-areo of HP has be*n a rodent of the Smithsonian institution and IdentWeil !n other ways with srlontlnc: nnd rducational tnctitu- tlona. HQ la n m^mbr of the Am»i U*in academy of political and social science and of tho Toll t leal Economy club. For a lontf time he wa» editor of n tariff reform column In prominent western newspaper, and he ha* written muoh for reviews and mafasln*a on th* mib- jeot. All of Mr. Wllnon'e faintly life, until this -winter, has b*en pasuad in QhariMi- town. Mrs. wtl.ton aharas Ms own quiet tastes, and la a ByanijntlUior and helpmeet tei him in too iiudazit fide of hu We. Until her children were wt-U fro** the remaUed at Chariwtown, even dur» tnjr the nesuion* of congreM. *nd- thlft winter IB th* ttrat one tttat the tiaa epent In Waehtncton ntnce Mr. Wlleon b*c*aai a oonrrewHnim. She h» never taken any conapiououi p*rt in social functions, aud stni avoids them whenever possible, although her husb»,nd'» position forcei her to 50 out Home, now that she U living In Wauhlnngton. Mr. Wilson',? -home In Charlestown Ir a roomy frame house, rather more modern In style than Is expected to bo seen In un old-fashioned town like Charlestown. It Is surrounded by the ordinary rard of the house of a man of moderate means In a country town, and this winter, owing, probftbly, to the absence· oC the famlfy, ^ia» an air of dlTapldatlpn and desertion. It stands only a little distance from the spot where John Brown was hanged. The Episcopal church and a populous graveyard adjoins It. Of the six children whom Mr. Wilson has raised here, three are now at work for themselves. "Wo, I don't think Wilson IB very well off," said one of his Intimate friends; m fact t guess, so far aa money Is concerned, he might better have stayed at Charlostown ^and practiced Jaw, and Charlestown ' is no great shakes of a place for a lawyer, either. You see SGOOO a year Isn't very much for a man with a family of six children to raise and educate and his own expenses at Washington to pay. And then, you know, there's money to be put up for election expenses every two years. "Does Mr. Wilaon have to pay anything for eloctloti expenses? "Oh, yes; not much, you know, the way you look at such things up north, but it makes quite a hole In his salary." A volume lay in tho sufe-pestlon for one who re-members 'how lavishly the manufacturers poured money into the district of Mr. Wilson's predecessor, in the ways tund means chairmanship and into ' tho state of Ohio when McKlnley ran for governor. Times have changed since then and the present chairman of that committee pnys his own election oxptnstn out of What he has left over of hlfl salary after supporting a wife and six children. "Will Wilson's tiourse on the tariff, and especially his putting? coal on the free list, have any effect upon hib chances of re-election?" "Not a bit. He has always been a tariff reformer, and the fight against him has been made on that issue. We were a little afraid of the vote In the coal-mining district at first, but he 'has gained steadily Ir. that section ever since he began to run. The tariff on coal, or the lack of it, will never make a cent's worth of difference to the miners, and they are the fellows who do the voting. The mine-owners don't like It, of course-, but the people of this state, the common people and the worklngmen, know Wilson and trust him. JOE FOE NOT GUILTY. He Thanks the Jury and Talks to The News Reporter. Sherman, Tex., Feb. 17.--Ai 10:03 the Ols- trlct clerk receiving 'the jury poll list In the case against John Foe began to call each name. They answered as called and when ?11 h.T-1 r^'!"'3 th" rw,r* h"*"'M '·''" "if*-!* tho verdict. As he raised It 'to announce the fate of the, man on trial tho crowd surged up and for a moent Uhere was confusion, then a lull of expectancy. "We, the Jury, find the defendant not guilty." As the last word fell from the clerk's lips tho crowd dropped back. The prisoner 'had b?en pale and engcr and It was a minute, before he seemed to.realize Just what had been done, then he arose and grasping hl« counsel, Col. Standlfer, by the hand, thanked him, and then, rapidly making his way to where the Jurors stood waiting recognition at the clerk's desk, he thanked them one and all repeatedly. John Foe was the haplposi man in Texas at that tlmo. After he had quieted down nnd was more at hlmtwlf. 'ho motioned tho reporter to him and said: "Well, thunlcs to honest Texans, I am a free man once more. My lawyers gave it to Mr. Huckney pretty strong, but I want to say ..that Lean sincerely t'hank him for one thing; he Introduced Jke Standlfer to me and If slaving for the balance of my life would repay Air, Standtfer I would wtart In rltrht now. I don't expect to leave Texas. I was born Iti San Antonio in 1850 and 1 feel like I have n right her*. I have a sister living In Travis county. I expect to stay tjii-jv: until «nr!ni? CSSHS w~'!. f n4ti »iifTf-i- liifj from catarrh" arid I 'am'afraid of the Tennessee climatp this early. I don't pro- iui*u Lu desul'L Fuytf In hit* irml. i don' L know anything about his case, but Tie would not got on the stand and testify wrongfully against me Just to make, tt appear that he wiia lining out an ngreomnt in grod faith. Of course t don't feel like my Imprisonment had leen Just or thai I hjivo boon treated exactly fair, but I will endeavor to prove that I am trying to live like a good clllzen by accepting It all ua tho course of law In investigating the assassination of W. T. Sharman, an Inoffensive man. I -have lot my temper get the best of mo and I havo said Home harsh things, many of which I will retract aa soon iu* I wee. the parties toward whom and about whom I used the language." The cime of the stato of Texas vs. Dluk Harris, charged with killing Dr. Yowoll. a companion cane to the one against 1=3. W. Harris, which resulted In an acquittal at the last term, wuu dismissed from the docket upon motion of the state's attorney for liiw reason tJiero wa» uii insufiiciem; amount of evidence to convict. The CJLHU against Wurren Jeurlcs, charged with killing Jack Mills, was discharged for the same cause. A case of theft against, Kennedy wji»» dismissed, one conviction having been allirmed. George Forquhar w;us sentenced for three yeiLrs on Uiu charge of theft Sam Stinnett got hL sentence of six yearn for burglary. Albert Nowlun got his sentence of two years for burglary. In this ea»e there in a motion to arrest the Judgment, J. C. TJell wnfl given his sentence of flve years for ttie burglary of the postolllce In the village of Lmelia In this county. One coso of cattle theft, against-both ftlioma Wilson and Tom Steele were dismissed. These cases are the ones known as the Matdngly cases. FORT SILL OPENING. People of Wichita County Meet and Adopt Resolutions. Iowa Park, Wlclilta Co., Tex., Feb. 17.-A meeting -looking U tho opening of the Fort Sill country was held here thia even- Ing. A large number of visitors frofti Fort Worth, Wichita Falls and other places were In attendance. The f o l l o w i n g preamble and resolutions were adopted: tf Whereas, on Oct. 6, 1832, the Kiowa, Comanclie and Apache tribes of Indians did, by a treaty made with the United States, cede and convey to the United States all of the land embraced in the tract of country known us the Fort Sill reservation, tind WhcroaH. a bill IH pending before congress to ratify and u u i i l l r i o tiuM treaty, and Whiireua. the IJUHKUKO of iwid bill by congress will, secure tho title to the uuid lands to the Untied States and throw open to public; Hottlcinent over J.UOU.OW uurcu of ler- tllo limd?, and Whereas), Uie HCttlemcnt of the Fort Sill country, converting Its Idle acres Into frttlt- l u l fiiriiiH, will create homes for many thuuwiiidti of t h r i f t y runners, mid Whereas, such settlement will directly benefit tho trade and commerce of Texas and in overy wuy prove h e l p f u l to the development of north Texas; therefore, be It Resolved, by the citizens of Wichita, county In mnss meeting uHsembleil at Iowa Park, that we earnestly urge upon i-oiigrcss the Importance of promptly taking favorable action upon the bill to ratify and confirm the treaty between the UnUed States and tho Klowa, Coraanche and Ayaoht triboa of Indians. Resolved, that a copy of tlieso resolutions be forwarded to tho committee on public lands and tho committee on Indian affairs of tha house of representatives, and also to our nenatora and representatives at Washington, with the request that they UM their bent effort* to atcure the *peedy paa- ULIB of the bill. INSULTWp HIB WIFH fln, Baaque CV, T*x., F*b. 1T._ Aftrr bMnff mit llftem mlimtttt tho Jury In kiiitng Cluu-Ui) AtoXcUUkr, i.oMityJ, rwiunivO a v«Mlot of not guilw. T*ie widenoe de» I v«lop«Nl ihe Ca^L tli«.L Cn* n#gro InttuHed the I wife of Mr. FcwseU the ta-tiej 1 part of faift Udocmber, wh«n ho was kHInd. OVBRD03IO OF MORPIIINB. fljwig^r, Den ton Co., Tex.. F«b. 17.-- W. J. Nancft, an oM citizen and u former m«jt\ii«.nt rtt Bolivcr, died thU ntornlnc frota 4 AOMI of morpolAtK POPULISTS THROUGH. They Finish Up the Work and Then Go Home to Evangelize^ The State Convention to Be Held May 20 tt ' a Place Yet to Be Determined Upon. Jim Davis Talks. J»lt«nonlan than democratic dec- TtumiM Jeff«r»on wrote til favor of uou and h« tavwed the «*tablUh- fra* »choo)«, TIM ««tk*r In ·* attack on tho national banklnc «y»t«n acatn quvted ooptouely (KOTO JeRmon. H« hw) Ho sbJucUon, he J*I4 t» Uakotm. Good met, beefed to tt* b*nklna- binlnan and bad ·· rfifet to follow It; tut the .y««m ahouM o» Mop- p«d. Tho mtaiker and hU onoeeiry owned ahvw because It KM lejal and they aid aM qutt until the m«n who owned no ·laves tooK the law away from them. Tb« violation of Jeiteraon'i principle* P 1 * *!*£." 8 » u ' *** brought on the doiS? try the dlMoten from which It 1* lufferiac F h ? JS* yop "i" Alderm-ui Lowhon en- 3 1 " l l ! r predicted an Interna- «t of which Dallas, Tex., Feb. 18. The state executive committee of the populists concluded Its sessions yesterday. K waa decided to hold a. state convention on the ZOtfc of Hay at a place yet to be decided ou. A Bub-committee of three was appointed to select the place. The execu- ·tlve commtttoe then adjourned. At 2 p. m. yesterday Mr. J. H. [Cyclone] Iavl3 addressed about 250 people In the auditorium of the city hall. The first part of lila speech aimed at demonstrating that the people's party platform repr'e- »aented true .Jeffersonlan democracy, in jiroof. of which he quoted copiously from nine volumes of Thomas Jefferson that stood before Mm on the table. The latter part of 'his'speech related to the evidence of reform found iln the New Testament, so that Ills address was fortllled with re- liBlon. Proceeding he said: "It is not Jim DiivlH that Is t a l k i n g to you; It In an American citizen, and iny counsel and- advlsors are those mho 'have gone before. I do not come before you as a pessimist; I come as one who wants to' build up. i see the country [Egypt] through which the people were directed to go for bread. In many Instances It would tie a relief for her people to starve £o death. For 1000 years most of Iier people have slept In small, cabins and on stra.w beds. It Is for the generation to come that I am talking. I have an abiding faith in the people. Whtle they yot have th« ballot they can reform the government. I assert to-day that the history of legal, social and ecclesiastical governments does not record a nation that was ever reformed by the office holders. He who stands well should stand still, is the translation of the old Latin problem that applies to oHIce holders. The speaker went back to the declaration of independence and proceeded to dwell on inalienable rights Tor which Hie governments were Instituted. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, he said, did not mean sitting on a rock or sleeping on a »,cu vl (.Haw; OUL uie hiesylngs of a home as the kcyatone of healthy, active social la this connection 'he went Into the financial question, asserting that the government sliould protect citizens in their Inalienable rights by furnishing them with the medium (ft exchange and save the musses rrum. beggary enforced by monetary coinbftiatlGHS. The dollar simply measures lhy:-value of every transaction itnd what II file government did not furnish a system of weights and measures which come under uhe same constitution Mr. Davis In this connection quoted copiously from. Thomas Jefferson. He said he hud told every candidate he had come across for governor and congresH and every little courthouse Inwyor that he would he willing to have taken out of the populist platform any plank that was not grounded on Jefferson, and he had dared them to prove any plank In the democratic or republican platforms by that authority. Only one man had responded--Jack- Bell. He tried to prove that one of our planks was wrong--the government ownership of mil- roads. 1 shotyed him that Jefferson wanted the govwnmunt . to ..provide, for a: 'aysteni of public tchttols,"public hlghways,.'!DUbllc canals and public nvers. 1 challenged; Con* gressman Joe Bailey to show that there was . a plaiik In the ]eople's platform that was not In harmony with JefferBon. Joe attempted to make a two-hours speech, but ho broke down, and I told him ho could not M'-si Jsf-?""'" «.-Wc !n that way. Baiiss is tho stronghold of democracy, always talk- Ing about principle; but what kind of principle.' They uli cliUin lha-l they want harmony. On what principles? _On the principles of the king, perhaps. 1C you have heard a democrat [n the last ten years take up his platform and prove It plank by plank by Jefferson hold up your hand* [No hands.] They are democrats. W h y ? llecause they say they are dem-o-crats. What would-iyou think of a minister of the gospel preaching Christ crucified and never looking In his Blulu? [Applause.] Do you know now Jerry Simpson rjime to be named Bookless Simpson? -Making a speech to republicans, he said the most pitiable sight ho had seen since he became converted to true principles was to observe in u torchlight procession nn old man, crip- plod with Imrd work, with a big patch on ills pants and his socks three Inches from the ends of his pants, screaming. "Hurrah for the republican party." Whatever, said Mr. Davis, Is for the good of the Individual and ciuinot be performed by tho; and whatever cannot be performed by the government for tile good 01 the i u u i v i u u u i tiiiuuiu bt.- pel- formed by the individual. That Is tho dividing llns between true democracy and socialism or anarchy. The government should Issue currency without fraud, favor or monopoly, so that no favored party. can make the citizen pny toll for the use of the dollar. We could at one time have all owned BlavoH, but it was wrong from the standpoint of ihrl:itian civilization. There are three ftresu fundamental principles- land, highways and money. You cannot make land. Blackstone, Kent and Coke tell UH Una the original foundation for land title waa based upon the command of God to go forth and replenish the earth. Then they tell us that to encourage Industry and protect homes title was established. We say, with Thomas Jefferson, that It neither encouraged Industry nor protected homes, but created a land monopoly. A corporation may own 50,000,000 acres a.nd it never UIC3, while it can niulto money. V.'e say that a corporation should never own land except for tho public good. (The speaker again reads from Jefferson In support of hVs position, holding that land should not bo monopolized for speculative purposca. but remain open to actual settlement.! Hod bless you, there i» where we got our land plank. The republican!) and democrats have iiot had any land plunk in the r platforn-s for thirty years. They have left that tc "jud^Ed'Antony had told the speaker that this doctrine wits communism wanting a divy. He told Antony that he had more oKsolM than hlm-hod two bom"; town lots and farms--and would not dlvy with him. Take the well off farmers In the rich black bolt and see how nuuiy of them arc populists, [Applause.] The speaker said he read to Antony from JelTcrrton in proof that the principles of the df-mocnitlc party meant the protection tr posterity against the oppression or hind monopoly, lie road from Jefferson to show that a new gcnfr.ilIon was not bound by debts contriLcled before they were born. Jefferson nnsworol "n°, no' nnd the speaker answered "no, no." Jefferson said that ail honest govtM-nnu-nUl uuyht to act on a natural law and not allow bonds to be issued beyond Uie present generation. The speaker In Jefferson's suggestions Inoludcd the prohibition of the national government from ever borrowing money. Jelfcrw.n s.-ild thai sneli a policy would lead to economy. With tills principle silver \v.»ula not be depredated and the government driven to submit to the dukes of England by Issuing bonds. Like Jefferson, rather t!iun submit to the dictation of England controlling our money he would Join In the wish t h u t nn oriMin of fire should roll bf*- twoen this country and Hmglond. And y«t ttat,t m.^.^rn Jefftrsnn at tho white house who olsilms apostolic suoeMttlon from Jefferson *ays the proper Tray 10 to go over to Ennlfuiti and find out what money «h* wishes iis to have. [Applauie.] The L'-Y-eoker quoted Jefferson "that no rlcht 6?. stipulated by which aliens will bo allowed to own real property whthm the limits of the tlnited States." There, he sain, Is where we cot the alien plank ih our platform from. Tho republicans and d/imooratt have utt got any. They IMLV* forgotten Lt for forty-two years, butt aitftr Jim rtnvtft, Ignattim Donnelly and a lot of common pcvpl? put Jefferson's alien IdTM* in a platform Jim Hogg said: "That's mlhf." T ani a populist because Me dootrtnen art th« correct ones. Now you. Raptlsts preu- ent, If your cliuroh should cease bajittiluff would yuii mill be Habitats? If It In tKJ name domoorat you an* aftwr ati.1 say you fire democrats ber-ause Jefferson WM on« you are mistaken. Thome* Jefferson WM K. republlcA.n. If It Is the principle you are after com* with us. In the matter of name .th« AbrfctMirj Lincoln dmlrlav OUIM MarM iterest paid tn gold. [r. Davis aa an argument for tho neo- r .,» party movement quoted the reform ZSon" th« y th r eaVl0r wWoh '°°TMTM°* Thejax collector asked Peter: "Has OPINION AT AMARILLO. Atnarillo. Potter Co. 1 . Tex., Feb. 16.-B G Pendleton, .attoruw. [Hogg]-! am In favof of haimony In state politics and this can beat be hod by Mattock and Baker Joining In a single call for both forces to meet to- grether in eaoh precinct and countv mq» such resolutions and elect wSh delcwSS for th« stet^ conyentlOD aa tli«y see prorcr. A call for two separate., conventions would not tend to harmony.' John W. VeaJ, attorney, fClark]-! think the Clark proposition la Q J1 that could b~ a*ked, but would leave to the conventions to'declde basis, etc. Believes much In "the people." - - - . E, W. Conrad [Hoff ff ]--Thinks the Clark proposition hardly fair, but rather tfhan ml8» harmony would tumble to it W. 3. DRV Is [Clark]--Loves 'the national platform and Cleveland administration and harmony in the party and believes that harmony will come. Judra F. C. Hihsmith [CIark]-I am for harmony and think the Matlock committee proposition Is Pair. The speecli of Gov Hogg will not bring about reconciliation as it la a "come back to us" cry. The numerous expressions In behalf of (harmony toy' the ablest men of the state will bring about ·the desired result- and i feel sure they voice th« sentiment*-of 'the peopla J. M.'Russell, attorney,'[mugwump]--I do not see how the Hogg men can accept the Clark proposal, requiring, as It does the In- dorsement of Cleveland's administration because the 'Hogg platform declares for freo silver, while Cleveland has made unremitting -warfare on silver. % Neither do I see how any man can wrcept the Clark proposition requiring Che Indorsement of both the national platforni «md Cleveland's administration. The platform .'declares In favor fff thr? uso of bTMfh nn7'.ri!i? as r.-ithoiit discrimination and for a tariff for revenue only, while the administration has persistently discriminated against silver as money, Mid the administration tariff bill taken the Tariff oft raw material And only reduces it all^h'tly on .manufactured goods, giving greater protection than -ever to the manufacturer--contradictions, as no one but a blind partisan would be willing to make. I tfhall sustain such platform as suits me best after they arc constructed. R. H. McAlplne [Hogg]--While I am for harmony I want It distinctly understood Bhat I stand flat-footed on the national democratic platform and heartily Indorse Mr. Cleveland's administration. .No time now for quarreling In the democratic family, and we are going to get together, too. Jeff Kersey [ populist] --Harmony or no harmony, we have got you grabbed. If you don't harmonize your forces will be divided. and If you do harmonize the Hogffllei will flock to tihelr free silver home In the popu- llst bnllawhack. Hurrah for Nugent, money and freedom! Mr. HarraJ CClark]--The democratic national platform Is good enough, and Cleveland's administration ,1s "better. Baker 1 In 1 refe6grt±ea''mlWic*s ri find could call the con- ·ventloh.'tntt fife'iff also In a position that he could extend a nice courtesy to the true democratic people. J. t, Caiawell--It matters little who calls the convention* BO the democratic Mver- elarna make the platform. It matters little wn*t hHls. so It stilts thcTT!. When a. democrat la called I shall answer, regardless or booses or faotionB. I am for such harmony tui v*tu iwl bw left out, run out snd if kicked out will crawl In tne baxik way. I am a democrat, a single taxer, and out-and- out free trader, and expect to ride the so- called democratic party r.a long as It goes my road, which It is doing-falteringly tt Is true,' but It Is going. president. Do ye -hear? OPINION AT VEUNON. Vernon, WJlbarger Co., Tex.. Feb. 17.-In response to the query, "How do you stand on the harmony question In the democratic party In Texas?" the following replies were made! Mayor M. B. Smith [Clark]-! an\ln favor of harmony. My , Idea is, that the Cleveland vote in l892 f should be Beluctcd as the basis of representation; th*» national platform approved and Indorsed, and every democrat, who will pledge himself to support the nominees, to participate in the convention. I favor \Valton's plan for calling the convention. H. K Elliott [Clarkl--My Idea about set- tine together the democrats of the state. Is as suggested by Col. w «. w«it-n at the Clark meeting at Dallas. Let bot ; i the Hoffff and Clark chairmen call a Joint con- tion to meet at the same time and place to adopt a platforni and nominiate candidates, and all who will obligate themselves to Indorse tho platform adopted and candidates selected by the convention be allowed to participate 'In It Do not think proper test to be "will you Indorse the na- tjonal administration and platforni?" as all who voted for Cleveland In the last election have done that already. My Idea of tbr nnlv tpflt. UiaL'can be applied is. "will you be" governed by ths convention now assembled?" Eugene EoHton [Hottsl--I am fully satisfied that both factions, If left unfettered, will bo a unit In the next campaign. The question of harmony must be left *filone to the people. Neither branch of the party have a rlffbt to demand of the people the Indorsement of the present national or state administrations as a test of their fealty to the democratic party, but tho question must be left to the people, when they meet In. convention, waller Huker undoubtedly represents the majority of the democratic party as Its chairman, hence he and his committee should have the rlpht to cull tho people together to the end that the people may devise means by which the break may be repaired in the next campaign, so that we can present a solid democratic front to the enemy. D. -M. Alexander fClork]--T favor hnr- mony and think the best way to harmonize Is to talk ICMH and harmonize more. Think tho Cleveland vote for 1892 the proper bnals fur precinct primary vote to stand upon; beyond that let the state convention, as It will do, fix Its own basis for rcapccilv*- county votes. . Lot the p n r t f r l n n n t n in t h n uoniliiK jiriinurlea pledge their support to (he democratic platforni and nominees. That Is all the test any political party can demand. A man's puat vote Is no earnest of what hln future will be, else how run a party get recruits. Let calls for prlma- rleH anrl rounty conventions be m n d p by both factions for same time and place and let no question be asked about the past state campaign. Let the state convention be called in the same way. H. P, Bailey [Hoiml--I favor hnrmony In tho democratic ranks. Let the dead past bury Its dead and let tho peoplA work to- fftthcr for the best Interests of the state and nation. I favor the plan of Col. Walton a« to th* but way to get together Sheriff D. P. Henry [Hogg3-Lat u« have »··" * j «,-- ; , ' ""-'vivii a _ u i i i u i i L i c Q na adopted "Buok" W*lton'a plan, there would have be»n no trouble In brlnrlnc the two f»ctlon» together. Walton', p'nn w»i Mr and equitable and had nothing about tt for anybody to object to. 'and was al»o In line with democrats precedent and rtoctrln. Upon that or ome similar p!a» the party will be reunite If at all. the H,, w anS CUrt chairmen, precinct, county and ntato ehould iMue Joint calli anil whwi tho re- ·nectlve conventlonB m«ft. let both rnilirn When thl» !· done tho people will do the real by good old democ.mtlo majority -rule Hon. 8. P. Hull fClark]-A Joint call or the two chairmen In a nlmple way nut of the muddle, t do not think t h a t tho Ini dorsev.ent of trie iircnent democratic ad- I mlnlntratlon by the Baker committee ihould I be made a condition precedent to unity-I tlmt woul«S be left with the pftrty In Its primary capacity. ' ibouia lit tin The Cleveland volt rasr»Mnt»Uon. THE COURT RECORDS. ynopses of Decision? Rendered by the Court of Criminal Appeals. Dallas Term. Hon. J. H. Hurt, Presiding Judge; W. L. Davidson and E. J. Jimkins, Associate Judges) W. A. Hudson, Clerk. In the court of criminal appeals: Affirmed: Perry Pa.-(ah (two cases), from Greer: Frank Borches.' from Donlj-; J. A. Klrksey. from Callahan; Will Hyatt, from Montgomery: John CockerelK. from Stephens: Chas. Kelley, from Scurry; Barton WUllnRbam. from Fisher; E. M. 'Yeldeil, from Qreer: Qeo. A. Andrews, from Wtl- bancer. Appeals dismissed: Luke Short, from Tarrant: Tom Harkfcy, from Floyd; Henry AndeSoa. from Stonewall; J. T: Simpson, "Re 1 vfSe'd C rj. l 'F. Whit*, from Dallas; Ed Harkey. from Hill: C. O. Stiles, from Motions' for rehearlnRH submitted: T. J. Holloway. from Comanclie; J. V. -May, f:om Submitted on the record: -R. M. Puce, from Tarrant: submltied on brluf fur both parties and oral areument for the appellant: Alf Miers. from Dallas; Marcarlo Gonzales. from Bexar. SYNOPSES OF OPINIONS. O O. Stiles--From Chlldresa: The judgment fails to show that the jury were sworn. Tola is fatal to the convioUon. Heversed. Slmklnu, J. Perry Paris-From Grecr: The evidence sustains the conviction. Affirmed. . blm- klns. J. Bd Harkey--From Hill: A witness having testified, that he was acquainted with the general reputation of appellant's place as a disorderly house, was asked by defendant If he knew what a disorderly house w?s; but the question was excluded by the court on the ground t h a t the illness was Illiterate, and that lawyers must not put the dictionary - to the witness, we think the question a proper one. The court Charged the Jury verbally. Appellant objected. This the court had no right to do. The charge was also upon the weight of the testimony. Reversed. Slmkuis, J. J. F. White--From Dallas: The Indictment alleges the ownership nnd possession of the property a.t the time It wab taken to be in F. O. Hlrdsoe. The court charged alone as to such ownership and possession. We think the evidence clearly shows that one Little had the posscHHlon. care and management of the property at the timti 'it was stolen, hence the requested charge to that effect should have been given. There WUH no error la refusing to bubmlL the Issue whether the property was all taken at once, and whether belting of the value of 120 wan taken at any one time. We can see no suggestion In the testimony that appellant took less than $20 v/erlh of belting at one time. Kcvcrse(l. Slmklns, J. S. B. Hall--From Greer: Tho complaint upon which the Information Is predicated states that the afllant "has good reason to believe, and does believe" tha. defendant committed the offense charged. It IB urj,'i.-d that this doefl not sufficiently charge that an offense has been committed. The point Is not well taken. In repeating the name of Geo. Manos. the name George is written Qeorg, omitting the final letter "e" from the termlna-tinaijof thi» name, 'and this IR mado the ground of tho motion-to quash. The court did not err In ovcrruilni-- t h e motion. The immee are idem sonans. Affirmed. Davideon, J. Wm. Menasco--From Donley: Conviction for abusive-' la."s""sc. Tiiu ir.;i!=tnicr,t omitted the statutory cxprcR.ilon "concerning him" and motion In arrest of Imljrm^nt wti* made on thai account. By the averments, It l» charged that the language was used. In the presence, hearing. a..d to !!;e said Fuson. This Is sufliclent. Affirmed. Davidson, J. J. A. Klrksi-y-From~C.illahan: Appellant compalns that the county attorney used certain remarks tending to reflect upon the failure of d.-fcjidunt to testify in hi« 01 " 1 "- '" S " -J-nied by U a? o Deer? Will HyaU-From Montgomery. Conviction for horse theft. The cBuw f n l l J submitted the ln.w pertalninR 0 the ex planatlon Klven ),y .lefendani or his «£- sesslon of the alleged stolen horse, am! authorize such an Instruction. The Perry Parish--From Greer: There Bob nolM--Krom Greer: Motion in arrest of Judgment was made, predicated upon the alleged omission in the Information of the nrce^nry ronjunrtivn "and" in setting up the averments clmrslns the ofTciiB^ The record rlom not sustain this contention. Affirmed. Davidson, J. John Cockerell-From Stephens: Conviction for murrlor in the second decree The application for continuance was nrcmerlv overruled. Tho evidence adduced upon the trla 1 shows that had the absent witness testified as set forth In the npllcatlon the testimony would not have been probablv true. Appellant offered to prove that In I8S7 decciuie'l remarked that he believed that ho could have had caroal Intercom-tie with Jennie Bishop, and t h a t upon the first opportunity he Intended to try to have such Intercourse. This waa some years before she married defendant, and besides the Impute!! statement was never communicated to defendant. This testimony was properly rejected. There wiis no error in refusing to admit the- statement of defendant murlo to hifl mother to the effort that he had killed deceased to save his own life. Defendant had ridden seven nnd a half mllnw from the oc-Rurrence or'th^ homicide be-fore making this tttatomont. It wu.s nut l i i w f u l y w i t h i n (.ho ,vule ol IVH K.-hUu:. and there was stronp^st evidence of r|p]jb- eration on his part.' 1 The court fulled to cliarp-c the "reasonable doubt" between manshiughtor and self-defense. The court pnve this charge as between murder in the first nnd arcond (le^rces, and also betwi-on miirdor In ,U\e second degrei: anJ nmn- sl.-nighter,. ahd further Instructed If Hi.TO WHS a reasonable doubt of defendant's ity or me witnessM nml t h e weight to be fflvcn to their tcstlmory, the court flil!.i-i paid: "You should reconcile nil conflict* In the testimony If you can, but If you cannot, you must decide whh'h of the Jp»tl- raony Is entitled to the greatest credibility and weight, and In so determining you may consider the Intelligence, lntprr?t, apparent bias or prejudice, If any, of witnesses. n« well a» their mannor of taalirylng." This charge was objected to, becnuso "Tt was directly onlllng the attention cf the Jnr' to tho testimony of defendant and his wife, who were the parties mostly Interested among the wltnenBos who testified." This very charge was held not to be erroneous In Adams caso, 20 3. W. K., G48. It Iv contended that the verdict wan Inn vnfr.ia n n d In too pluln and , firmed. Davidson, . s-fcertulni 1 *! before by the line of orUtuiy ulllxence. and II they had bcea before tha jury they wouln not and should have pro- uuml OM acquittal. Jfor tho first roimit mid been terminated when the appellant Henry Anderson--From Stonewull: Tha rccognlzanco requires appclluut to abide th« Juagment of the* court of appeals. This I» not In compliance wlih tho law. Appeal dismissed. Davidson. J. I*uke Short--From Tarrant: The recofrnl- zanee IM fatally defective In railing to otate tne offi'Mso with which tho defendant aiancis uharKcd in the lower court, mid in nirthyr fs»Ilinjf to require the principal to nmde tho judgment of the appellate court. Dismissed. lavldsun, J. Torn Harkoy--From Floyd: The recoBnl- znnce recites t h u t -the. defendant stands charged with the ofTenne of "ffamlnff." J n l a Is not suflicirnt,. inmlnpr la not ail son'T* e ° «*n»i«i*. Dismissed. DavlU- ("Mins. ICelloy--From Kcurry: Conviction for-adultery. Some of the nets of carnal knowledge occurring while* defendant waa u married nnui, ana K ome after he was divorced, :i question aroue as to whether he was guilty ^f huWtuul intercourse whllo married or uftur tlu divorce. The court below InHtruuted on adultery and fornlca- t on. If under an Indictment for adultery the c.imul intercourse was established the s t n t e should fall to prove tint marrlajje as alloyed, could OIL* accused be legally con- vlnlprl of forrti'-atlon? Yos. W h y ? Because every i.Oemt.-nt ul' fornication in charged; but it dues not follow that tho accused upon a clmrac of fornication can l*e convicted of adultery, because the marriage Is not alleged and the punlr-ment for adultery is greater, and where the punishment Is greater or Increased because of certain fact that fact must be alleged and proved. Appellant being convicted of adultery, if error, the charge on fornication was harmless. Tho evidence Is sufficient. The venue was sufficiently proven. Alllrmed. Hurt, P. J. Geo. A. Andrews--From Wilbari;er: Tha letters written by defendant were competent evidence. The letters written by th« wife of defendant were relevant to ^tiie Issues, but should have been excluderf^had appellant presented either of two objections to the'r competency--first, that they were written by his wife; second, they were hearsay. No ground for objection, however, IB stated--the objection behijj as follows: ' 'Defendant oxci-iits. i jL-tle TH from Maggie Andrews." The grounds of objections must be stated. Affirmed. Hurt, Barton Willlnpaham--From Fisher: Conviction for an attempt to produce an abortion, foiinnpl for appellant contend that appellant should have been charged as an accomplice. If an abortion had ' In fact been produced, and the accused had furnished the im.'ans of procuring it, knowing the purpose Intended, then he would have been an accomplice to the abort Ion and should have been :harg«d as such. Counsel contend that uppL-ll:int did not administer the medicine; was not present when it was taken, and was, therefore, an ac- compltfp, nnd not a principal, an Hinrjr«»f!. That appellant was not present when tho medicine was taken Is true. The party on whom the abortion was attempted being guilty of no offense, v;as the Innocent agent of fippellant, nnd he was tho principal ann was properly prosecuted as suuh. The testimony la In con (Hot regarding whether the drug administered was calomel or salts. If calomel it was calculated to produce un abortion; If nails, It waa not. "U'e think tho evidence establishes with reasonable certainty that calomel WHJI administered. Affirmed. Hurt, P. J, ID. M. VftldplVUFnim Gfrcer: Th* Ch*rg« of tne rourt was BnfHcJfnt; thf* fvlilcnfp in (nifflflont. The fnotn clHlni(l to lmi*« bnen flUoov*r«3 Mtttc W\» trial oauld fcfcv* b*«a UNCLE JOHN COX. A Yankee Mlnle Carried by tho Veteran In HlB Botiy for Thirty Years Removej. Bwftetwater, Nolan Co., Tex., Feb. 15.-- Considerablo Interest was manlfeslcd on the streets to-day, when the report became current 'that an old yankee nilnle ball had i Irc^u ui-uufjhi, iu ifKiii uy Dr». Muuur fcini 1 Archer from the body of Uncle Johu C. Uox. Untile John Is an old confeJerate having be«n a member of company C, fifth Texas, Hood's Texas brigade, under Capt. J. K. Anderson, He T\IIK wounded several times during the war, having loat a finger at tho battle of Hlnirpslmrtf, Md. t nnd was wounded apaln at (.i«ttyBburp. Pa,, but IJie ball which lio has carried for thirty years, four months anil twenty-five davs was received at the battle of Chlcka- maiiKua. Sent. 2u, i»y, In the lo,st Uuy'a ilKhtlng-, and the last charge on Thomas' corps. He was the first man to cross the temporary breast work and fell wounded early In the light. HI* wna color hearer and fell with tbe colors flying- in his hand. He lay for seven days on the field or ba;t- flc ntlf*ndHl hy nnny Btirjj«-ons, Dru. ('raw- ford and Ware, and was Dually removed rrom the Held by a cousin, K. c. Oox. who Is now llvlntf In A t l n n t n . fin,, wberp TTnole John has many relatives and friends, "Uncle John." as he is famllarly known, still carries w i t h nrlde a hickory Htlck that was cut from tli" trr-e un'ltr which ha lav while wounded on the battle field. Mr, Cox. oarrc to In tho early- days and was fur many years u rc^IJeiiL uC Smith county, 'ivvns. He Ims lived in this, Nolan county, for the past ten years. Ha was appointed district cleric of the county in Aufiust, 38S3, and county clerk In August, ISS7. whlcli i x i H i l l n n hi" M:IS lici.i w i t h and credit ever since. He was first married to a films Allen, by whom lie- 1ms 1'oar boya and two girli'. who ure still living c.nd secondly to a MlflR Ku«enliL Hiu-tvii. by whom he has one giri, u. golden haired girl of G years. The ball which has caused him much suffering for sf-vernl yi»:irs. unierpd his body a little to the left of the median line of t h e p;ienun, fin i tini; Us \\-.\y tlirnuah the rectum and striking the right pubic bone about center uf its a h n f t , hattorlng the front end of the ball and the large end turning downward nnd resting thre»- fourths of an Inch to the left of the femojnl n r t e r v and nlmoat directly over the nreat saphenous vein. Tliti remuval ul the bait v/n.9 a Biiccessful operation and the- doctors entertain great hnp"s of hi" I'ftmpipt.' 1 rr-rnvory. When tbo leaden chunk was removed Uncle John; remarkeii; "Now, more Liion ever, 1 am ready to make pracp with thff yankeea." He is resting prrfc.ctly easy o.t this hour, chatting pleasantly as he enjoys his favorite pipe w i t h tho mlnlc 1 bnll un'lcr his head In a little, velvet bag made for tlia purpoSf by liirt joyous, wile. · Dr Archer, one of the attending physicians, is also an old confederate surgeon, having enlisted and served as surgoon of tlie thirty-second Mississippi regiment. J. W Germany, ex-county judge of this county and also an old and honored member of rompnny I, fortieth Mississippi. \vn«i present »t the operation and was enthusiastic with old war stories. THE LOST HEIR. An Episode of the Meeting of Odd Fellows at Waco. Denton, Donton Co., Tex., Feb. 17.--W. J. Ijauy of this place while ;itli-.niinK the last grand lodge or the I. O. O. F. at Waco last ·.vw'-: upon hearing tho name "W. J. Lacy" r«ul out by Liu- secreury was approauhed by .nn abstrar-tor fr-vn .Montngup who was present as a reprcsontiitlvo from a lodge In MonUKiie cour.iy. TJio abr tract or Informc.t Mr. Lkicy that a 200 acre tract of land Jn, Monin.sue c-ounty which was very fertile and va'Uiable properly belonged to the Lacy hiMrs. Mr. Jjaoy recalled the fact that hla fn.thcr mainLalnod on hl« deatlibed that h« hod property In il-ntague county, but uul4 n.i. sliow tUi« by roJiflon. of (his pap«ra having bocn lost. BURGLARS AT SAN ANOKLO. Ran Angelo, Tom ("Jrofn Co,, Tex,, Feb* 17.--Last night burglars entered Schwnri Ss Ross' clothing ntoro «nd after an un- (t-.icceBsful nttempt to blow onen thr **t* they priixl open tho nuiney drawer, ueotirlnr n smnll sum of monfy, nnrt carriwl away about $100 worth of rlothing. No cloiv. AOCTDBNTALLY KILLED ISIMSBLK. Shrevoport, I^a... Feb. 17.--Richard Lu- oas. n nogro »K*d 18 yearn, whil* out ihiiiitinfr nenj- (Concordla p*u-k to-day I alumbled, tfill. lVscharffea h4« sun and ' kUlea

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