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WACO DAILY NEWS, JANUARY 9 1892.
Sjltetf Sttilir SfefctJS,.
ditor and Qonoral Manager.
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GAN OF THE CITY OF WACO.
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"I iiiii for frco eoiuiuorco ivllli nil
n nil oils." Th oiuiu .lofferfcon.
DICTATORS FROM THE HOTBED OF
The meeting of spoilsmen in Wash
ington City Jan. 8, for the purposo of
starting a Hill boom will fail of its
purpose. The Democratic masses aro
not ready to surrender their party to
the sclfibh politician who will prosti
tute his office for political capital.
When the next Democratic ticket is
.named it wont contain Hill or any
other political triokstcr, but will bo
headed and tailed by honest men, per
sonally pure and politically irreproach
able. Tbo idea that a few Pennsyl
vania, Neve York and Ohio politi
cians can dictate tho candidate of the
Democratic party is preposterous.
Pennsylvania and Ohio are irredeem
ably Kcpublioan, and Now York is
too, unless Tammany is allowed to
furnish tho candidate. The News
will be found contending that tho
Democratic masses, and not tho poli
ticians from Republican states, must
be permitted to soloot their standard
bearers. If thoy desire to honor citi
zens from doubtful states, well and
good, but thoy must have something
better to roommend him than tho
ability to manipulate the political
bum olomont in Now York City,
Hill's strength lies in tho slums and
shady places of New York, and
his willingness to ontor into any
kind of a deal with ward heelers and
old political nondesoripts. While the
namo "Democrat" signifies of and for
tho peoplo and Hill boasts that "I am
a Democrat" as a matter of " fact
David B. Hill is as destitute of pat
riotism as a jolly fish is of brains.
Ho never had a thought of the people
only so far as they were necessary to
boost him into offioo. In all his
career ho has never been known to
utter a putriotio aontiment save what
is implied by possession of tho offices
ond ho will never utter such senti
ment for he knows nothing about
patriotism or statesmanship. Democ
racy can not afford to go before tho
peoplo with suoh a man at tho hoad of
The Appeal-Avalanohe asks: "If
Senator Hill is against tho Mills pro
gramme of making a general assault
on tho tariir, and is also opposed to
the Springer plan which ho character
izes as piebald legislation, what is he
for any way?" Ho is for Donothing
As a proof that Americans appro
oiate genius, the Appeal-Avalancho
notes tho faot that tho ministor to
England gots $20,000 a year, the may
or ol New York $10,000, the governor
of Now York $10,000 and the race
horse starter $25,000.
Why wor'nt Georgia in that Hill
fired meeting in Washington City,
January 8? Don't Know? Woll,
The News does. The Hill boom in
Georgia has withered into a Crisp.
To our csteomed but misguided con
temporary, tho Sau Antonio Express:
The News has your authority for the
statement that tho World's Vmx
crowd was against Mills.
THE COTTON CONGRESS.
Six Hundred Delegates Meet
POR DISCUSSION ON THE STAPLE.
Tlir Cimwntlmi Very KntliiiMnMIr ami
llariiioiiliiiin mill li (eduction of tlm
AcrciiRn of Cotton In Strongly I'morcil
Memphis, Jan. 0. That cotton farmora
of tho wmtli aro terribly in earnest in
their endeavor to poIvo the serious prob
lem of overproduction of tho fleecy staple
is evidenced in tho enthusiastic meeting
of delegates to tho convention of tho
Mississippi Valley cotton growers' asso
ciation, which was called to order here
Friday morning at 11:15.
About six hundred delegates from tho
cotton growing states of Tennessee,
Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama niul
Xorth Carolina are present. Prominent
among tho ppoctntors nro Governor
James P. Eagle of Arkansas, Govemoi
Buchnnnn of Tennessee and John M.
Allen of Mississippi. A committee on
organization nndn committed of nine on
resolutions were apiwintod. Tho com
mittee on organization and order of
business reported in fovor of making
the temporary organization permanent,
Chairman C. Holloway of Mississippi;
secretaries, Perkins, Jr., and H. L. Bed
ford of Tennessee, vice-president T. V.
Wal of Tennessee, W. A. Kverman of
Mississippi, D. B. Williamson of Ar
kansas, J. S. ltichardson of Louisiana,
and Colonel B. Barnwell Rhett of
Alabama. Tho committee also recom
mended that debates bo confined to a
reduction of acreage of cotton and a
diversion of crops for homo consumption;
also that tho convention bo known as the
Cotton Growers' association of tho south.
Tho report was adopted.
Colonel J. R. Godwin, commissioner
of agriculture for tho state of Tennessee,
read a carefully prepared pajier hearing
on the subjects before the convention,
and .suggested 20 per cent, ns the reduc
ti. ii in acreage. Colonel Hector D. Lane
followed with a powerful argument on
tho same lino.
A motion prevailed to turn aver to the
committee on resolutions all papers tent
to the convention.
A paper from tho Now Orleans cotton
exchange wns next read and referred to
tho proper committee.
Governor Eagle was called on and the
Arkansas governor mado strong talk,
forcibly impressing upon the convention
tho necessity of a reduction in acreage
and tho need for immediate action.
THE BALTIMORE AFFAIR.
Testimony of Two Senium of tlio Clillciin
OiitniRt' Ii GIvimi lu Court.
Valu'JO, Cal., Jan. !). At tho inves
tigation into tho assault upon the sailors
of tho Baltimore at Valparaiso, James
M. Johnson, armorer of tho Baltimore,
testified as follows:
"While sitting in a restaurant," he
said, "I was told they were killing oui
men on the outside and was warned not
to go out. I went up stairs and looked
out of a window and saw a man lying
faco downward in tho middlo of the
street and two or three policemen and a
mob of citizens around him. They weiti
stabbing him in tho back as ho lay there.
Tho police made no effort to stop them.
I left the hotel and went to tho place.
The man was Boatswain's Mate Riggin.
I lifted him and drew him to one
side, when I saw a squad ol
soldiers approaching, followed by
a howling mob. Whon within bu
feet tho soldiors fired two shots. One
grazed my left cheek, another struck
Riggin in tho neck and his head fell on i
my shoulder like it was broken, I saw
smoke from tho soldiers' rifles and am
confident that it was the soldiers that
Charles Langor, a seaman, testified he
was in tho International hotel with
Johnson. Langor's testimony is even
strongor than Johnson's. According tc
Langor: "Whon Riggin nroso the first
timo two polico came up, drew shorl
swords, and knocked him down again.
Then they stood back nnd let the crowd
stab nnd boat him. Riggin seemed to be
nsking protection of tlio polico when
thoy knocked him down. Afterward a
squad of soldiers approached, marching
by twos, under command of a mountod
officer. Thoy marched within six feet
of whoro Johnson was holding Riggin in
in his arms. Thoy halted and the first
two soldiers leveled ritles nnd fired nt the
American sailors. No other shots were
fired by any one. 1 saw the soldiors dis
tinctly lovel their rifles at tho Balti
more's men and fire."
Guilty ami I'linlkhnioiit Ahscsm-iI at a Lift
Trim lu tho Pen.
Clebuhnu. Tex., Jan. 0. Tho caso ol
Mrs. Nowberry went to tho jury Thurs
day. On boing roturned to tho jail Mrs.
Nowborry told Sheriff Rogors it would
raako but littlo diffonmco to her which
way tho jury decided, as sho felt thai
sho had but a littlo while longer to live
anyway, but that she was jwrfectly in
nocont of tho crime.
A fow moments beforo 10 o'clock Fri
day morning tho jury announced that
thoy had aimed upon a vordiet, TJip
jnry filed Into tho courtroom. Th
crowd vms silent nnd every ono seemed
to await with breathless silonco tho
reading of th verdicts "We tho jurj
find tho defendant guilty as charged and
assess her punishment at confinement ic
the penitentiary for life."
For tho first timo in tho records of tlu
courts of Texas a grandmother wu
convicted of tho murder of her owr.
grandchildren. During the reading ol
the verdict Mrs. Newberry gave no evi
dence of emotion.
Motions for arrest of judgment nnd a
new trial will be made.
The printers of this city will prosent
to W. II. Graves a fine meorschaum pip
in celebration of his 72d birthday. He
has been a printor for half a century.
ALMOST LYNCHED THE MAYOR.
Tlir llrntul IWi-l'tillvo of SomrriM't, lCy.,
ArniHril oT Atroi'loiiK AnhiiuU.
fioausitSKT, Ky Jan. 9. There is great
excitement horo over tho conduct ot
Mayor Higgins. Miss Vina Woods of
this town was a passenger on the train
which reached hero from Cincinnati
shortly after midnight. She had boen
on a visit to Now York to bo treated fot
a nervous disorder with which she had
been afllicted for somo time. On alight
ing from the train tho young lady found
that tho dojxit was deserted. Sho entered
the waitingroom to stay until tho omni
bus should arrive.
Just as tho train pulled out Mayoi
Barnoy Iliggins camo in, staggering
drunk. He caught hold of Miss Woods
and dragged her into a vacant house neat
by and fastened tho door. Tho omnibus
driver came up about this timo and saw
what was going on nnd tried to forco the
door open. Not succeeding, ho started
for assistance, but it was somo time bo
fore Miss Woods was rescued. The
mayor was arrested and tho girl was re
moved to her homo a raving maniac.
Wednesday Higgins was in court, whoii
a rumor was started that a mob was or
ganized to lynch him. The magistrate
adjourned court, and Higgins was taken
to jail. It is not known whether Hig.
gins really assaulted the girl or not, nt
the girl is crazed with fright and expos
ure to cold weather, and delicato health
generally. Higgins has been ' mayor oi
this city for two years. Ho is about 50
years old and a married man with sevoral
children, soino of whom aro nearly
Mayor niggins was taken to Lexing
ton Thursday afternoon and placed in
jail there. Tho authorities were afraid
of mob violence.
Louisville, .Jan. 9. Angelina Fac
cenda, a musical prodigy, just 12
years of age, sat in Chief of Polico Tay
or's office Tuesday afternoon. In a cliaii
nt her side was Frank Bennett, a hand
some young man nbout 13 years
her senior. These two had been fond ol
each other for many months and took
tho first opportunity to elopo. They
were man and wife. Bennett is a
grocery man. nis child-wifo lived with
her father. Faccenda is a professional
musician and Ids little daughter was the
prido of his life until a fow weeks ago.
Tho piccolo is her favorito instrument,
and upon it she plays with wonderful
skill. Sho always played with her fathei
at concerts and private entertainments.
Sunday night tho musician missed his
daughter and her favorito instrument.
Tuesday he notified the polico. In the
afternoon tho girl was found on Fourth
street and was arrested. Her father was
sent for, and Bennett, who had seen hei
arrested, was also in tho chiefs office.
Before her father arrived Angelina pro
duced a inarriago license, showing that
on Sunday evening she had been mnrried
in Now Albany. The marriageable age
for girls in Indiana is IS years. The
polico could not interfero between man
and wifo and so dismissed tho child.
A Will to 't-sro.
Stilmksvilli:, Kan., Jan. 0. At a
negro cabin on tho river about a mile
from hero can bo seen ono of the queerest
anomalies ever heard of in this part ol
the country. It is a negro baby which
is pure white with blue eyes and fail
hair. There is not tlio slightest trace ot
negro blood to bo seen about tho child,
tho hair boing straight with no inclina
tion to curl. Tho baby is now ten months
old and was born of pure-blooded negro
parents, both being exceptionally black.
Whilo tho first idea is to say that the
baby is the offspring of some whito wo
man who loft it at the cabin, the regulai
birth of tho child is vouched for by five
poplo who were present when it came
into the world, and thoy all say it was
born of tho wife of Charles Bird, who is
a full negro. Tho couple hnve three
other children, hut thoy aro all black and
liavo all tho negro characteristics in
every feature. Tho baby shows to the
scientist tho fact that it is of negro origiii
from tho fact that tho nails of tho fingers
and tho whites of the eyes have that
peculiar tingo which is always present
where there is tho slightest trace ol
African blood in tho veins.
A"Jj ill ukTox iuII mWS.
Indianapolis, Jan. 0. Govornoi
Chaso has prepared ' a proclamation
against tho importation of horses and
mules from Texas and tho Indian Terri
tory unless they pass inspection by
veterinarians acting nndor state authority.
fare's flow Jt f?eads fJow
That We Have Taken Out Last Whack at Prices.
All of our Men's Cassimere Suits that were
$3.75, now for $2.95
All of our Suits that were $5.00, now for 3.60
All of our Suits that were $7.50, now for 5.50
All of our Suits that were $10, now for 7.50
All of our best goods that sold as high
as $17.50, choice now for $i
Everything in the shape of clothing butch
ered in proportion.
A general slaughter in the prices of
Boots and Shoes at your own prices. We
mean a general CLEAN UP Coomj
and see us.
MIL HOt IH
fit HHE 111
As our quotations will prove.
And note the prices given ft oin time to time on first-class
will be that after looking througli our stock you can't itn
magine how you paid such high prices for goods.
And a penny made is a penny earned. Look out for us and
Watoh our Advertisement
From day to day and save not only pen
nies but dollars. Yours Respectfully,
For fine goods low prices and saving money.
J. T. CHAMBERS,
6n AUSTIN STREET.
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK
WACO, - - TEXAS.
PAID IN CAPITAL $100,000
SURPLUS AND UNDIVIDED PROFITS $106,000
J. 8. MoLKNDON, President.
W. D. LACY,
0. a. maamsoN,
lononntsof btnV, banker, mernhanti, farmnn. mechanic! and other classes solicited. W
payaamuoh Attention to vnal uooounts as largo ones. WoKlvoparsonal anil ipoolal attentlo
to our oollentlon looart'nart, n ! re-nltnaav of payment. Kxohivnga bought ana told oa
all the principal points of the Dnltod States ana Euros.
Alexandre's Baking: Powder.
Alexandre's Pure Bpioea.
Alexandre's Java and Rio Blend CotTee.
Moore Bros' White Wine and Apple Vinegar.
. Moore Bros' Puro Cider.
Moore Bros' Flint Candy.
Having purchased Mr. Alexandre's bualues we are now prepared to fill
ordors promptly. Patronlzo Home Institutions, Sustain our efforts to make
Waco a Oreat Manufacturing Centre.
Corner Eighth and Austin Streets.
J. T. DAVIS, Vice-president.
J. K. PABKKR,
TII08. P. ABREL,
L. H. ULAOE, Oaihlt r