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VOL. 4. NO. 192.
WACO, TEXAS, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 23. 1Q92.
50 Cents Per Month
MEN'S SOFT and STIFF HATS
2 50 - EACH
At this PRICE vc offer a choice of over one thouasnd New
SOFT AND STIFF HATS in all shapes that have been selling a
3,50 and $4 each. All first quality goods and Stylish Shapes.
Every man who needs a hat should now make his purchase.
$2.50 s EACH.
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New Spring Styles in STETSON, KNOX and other well
known makes of Hats now ready. Inspection invited to our new
SPRING STOCKS of
CAPTAIN YOAKUM OF HASTINGS, NEB.,
KILLS MYRON VAN FLEET.
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Om.ii. Feb. 2:$. Captain A. D. Yo.i
kuin, special agent of the Unit oil Static
tiiMMiry dopaitinent, shot anil killed
Myiou Vail Fleet, a ininiiiuuiit bioker
ol Hastings, Neli. The shooting wan
the ilmiiH ot slanderous stories told by
Van Fleet regaidi'ng the daughter of Yoakum.
Trouble originated over a year ago.
Miss Alice Yoakum, a beautiful young
daughter of Captain Yoakum, had been
annoyed by Van Fleet's attentions.
Captain Yoakum was finishing his teim
as mayor ol Hastings when lie leeeived
the appointment of special inspector of
the ti easury depaitnicnt. He at once
lelt for Washington to take up his duties
and shoitly alter he lelt Van Fleet cir
culated the story that Alice had been too
intimate with Jeff Teenier, the father's
coloied coachman. This leached the
ears ot Teenier and he at once nought
Van Fleet and attempted to shoot linn.
In the fight Van Fleet was tenibly in
jured but letused to piosecute the as
sailant and Teenier was dischaiged after
a lew days' imprisonment.
Captain Yoakum was in Flonda and
notified ot the trouble, but was unable
to come to Hastings on account of a se
rious illness. When he iecoeied his
health he came home, but Van Fleet
left the city and lemained away until
the capiain took his depaituie. Captain
Yoakum again leturned, met Van Fleet
and the shooting occuued.
We take pleasure in announcing to the pub
lic that about
We willoccupy the Store Rooms, corner
I, Fifth and Austin Avenue, Nos. 500, 502
and 504, with a
Complete - Asortmeiit
Of Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes, Ladies'
and Housefurnishing Goods, Clothing,
Hats and Men's Furnishing Goods, Trunks
Valises, Etc. Respectfully,
Whittinghill, Jones & Goodloe
JHas Beep Used
To a wonderful advantage in the purchase of this season's
Stock, and has accomplished for us truly surprising results.
Our New Goods have arrived, and we are" now offering the
best bargains in Furniture ever placed before the people of
You can not afford to buy a Bedroom Suit until you
have seen our New Goods.
11 FEW FRIGES
Noted roigi'i UleuHMl.
Hautfohd, Feb. :3. Austin Bidwell,
the bank of England ioiger who has
been imprisoned lor the last nineteen
years has ai rived in East Haitloid, his
old home, having taken passage in the
Eteiuia. Bidwell says through the in
fluence of James G. Blaine, U rover
Cleveland, Russell Lowell and other
piominent Americans and John
Bright, the marquis of Ilaitmgton
and other piominent Englishmen He
was leleased on the evening ol Feb. 12,
and hurried on board the nain and
tin ough London and Liverpool and on
boaid a vessel by the clnet warden ot
the prison and was not permitted to stop
or speak to a single peison until then,
only having received fioin prison olli
cials 0 cash, his friends furnishing him
with clothing and passage money t
The ex-cdnvict says ho will live
quietly for a while until he can make an
honest living. Ho was in the lumber
supply business in Chicago beioie the
great file. It is possible ho might locate
there again and .start in business.
IN PLAIN FIGURES:
Our $27.50 Cheval Suit Saves you $12.50.
Our $37.50 Cheval Suit Saves you $15.00.
Our $47.50 Cheval Suit is the best value we ever offered
and saves you $20.00.
Our new line of Wioker Rockers and Fancy Chairs is
the most attractive ever shown in this market. Latest de
signs, largest stock and lowest prices.
Our new stock of Sideboards is full of wonderful values:
Our $18.00 Sideboard saves you $7.00, and you are very
hard to please if our $30.00 Sideboards are not fine enough
ESQ NB? mi II FQEiOIMG IE0
until you have seen the latest thing out. We have it and
you will want it.
WACO FURNITURE COMPANY,
Sixth and Jackson Streets.
I'oiui'il Kosln (in a Man.
Raleihh, Fob. 23. The mystery
which burrounded tho horrible death of
Miles Toomer, a young coloied man, at
Hillsboro has been solved. Toomer was
found in the streets with his clothing all
ablaze. The file was all extinguished,
but Toomer was so badly burned that he
soon afterwaid died. After the fire had
been extinguished it was found that
some grass near by was also on file and
that borne one had been lying in the cen
ter of tho bin ned spot. Fiom this clew
detectives have woiked, and they an
nounced that Louis Ruftin and Alice
Colton. both colored, had pouied iosiu
over him and then set him on fiio. The
guilty persons have been jailed.
Killed 'Hie siiicri.
Touoxto, Feb. 2iJ. A few nights ago
n peddler took lodging at the Hotel
Laietto, in a small village in Alaja
county, and found a party of villageis,
mostly Catholics in a jolly mood, drink
ing and smoking lound thobarioom fire.
They demanded a song fiom the peddler
who hesitated to comply saying ho know
nothing but Orange songs. The crowd,
however, insisted and the peddler com
plied, but tho sentimental song exaspeia
ted the ciowd so that they set upon and
beat the man to death. Suddenly so
bered by tho murderous deed, they shut
up the honso and spent tho rest of tho
night in cutting up tho body and burn
ing it in tho stove.
NnTioi""l:M,np' "(mm Di-utli.
Tiooa, Tex., Feb. S3. Dr. C. R. Biy
wit of Pilot Point, while driving a two
horse wagon into Tioga, came very near
ending his life at the south crossing.
While on tho track the northbound pas
senger train ran into his wagon, tin owing
him out and tearing it to pieces. His
back, spino and left leg wero injured.
The doctor says tho injuries are not nec
essarily fatal. Dr. Bryant is a veteran
0 the Mexican war.
A Record Breaker
We will, beginning Monday morning, the 22d mst., and continu
ing for THE WEEK, inaugurate
AGreat 1-4 Off Clearing Sale
To make room for our Spring Stock now on the way. This will
For BARGAIN SEEKERS ever offered. For this Week
We will give you off from our regular low prices on our
Entire stock of DRESS GOODS, FANCY GOODS, NO
TIONS, TABLE LINENS, LACE and PORTIERE
CURTAINS, SHOES, etc. Iu fact, our
KTTi:RE :- STOCK
Will be offered this week for off (except our Domestics
and Prints). This Means
$1.00 FOR 75c.
Remember that ours is a strictly ONE PRICE STORE and all
goods are marked in plain figures.
Everything this Week at 1-4 Off