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We are selling
tiouis Bottled Beer
PINTS $i per Dozen
QUARTS -$i.5o "
Return empty bottles and
we will pay for
PINTS 15c per dozen
QUARTS. 25c " '
W. K. FINKS & CO
THE NAKED TRUTH
Is that oar collar, cntl and iblrt
wotk Is unexcelled. Convince your
self breeadinjj to tho Waco Steam
Laundry near Suspension bridge.
Telephone No. 3.
the cm council:
A LENGTHY AM) .STOK31
MU LAST NIGHT.
All Ailiunliitf ltckoliitioii Tabled.
Itcportkof L'oiiiinittccw--'I'lic INorlli--1-cktcr11
Itnilroad Hond Mutter
Dxpluincil by tho Mayor Cnuolnc
much IllckerlMK-CHj- Aliomcy
Ilcqilirccl to Kcmovn Hit Office to
the City Ilnll mid to Keep Ucgulur
The council met last evening at the
usual hour, with Alderme'i" Poage,
Baker, Slaughter, Brinkerhoff,
Hawkins, King, Latimer and Payno
present at roll call.
The minutos of last meoting wore
read and upon motion of Alderman
Baker adopted with a slight oorreotion.
Tho following amusing petition was
read by tho oity seorotary:
To the Mayor and City '.kmucll.
Gentlemen Wo keep a covr at
my plioe chiefly for the benefit of
numerous little folks who live there.
Sho is a good cow and wo try to teaoh
hor not to violate any of the city
ordinances by tying her during the
day to one end of a strong rope, while
tho other end is firmly bound to some
tree. At night we keep her in tho lot
with the gate closed by all sorts of
combinations. Howcvoi, the other
morning she was missing, together
with her much needed milk.and I sup.
pose she worked tho combination of
tho gato, as tho same vas
found wide open. I found her
in tho oity pound without
tho quid pro quo of $1.50. Mr. Moore,
tho keeper, being a philanthropist and
lover of ohildren, kindly let me drive
the milk home to tho little onos. As
this accident was not intentional, I
hopo and pray that your honor will
forgive and remit tho fine in view of
tho promises obovo stated, and in view
of tho additional faot that 1 don't
know just where to got the $1.50. 1
will promise to keep a vigilant oye on
that cow's maneuvers hereafter, and
as in duty bound I will over pray.
Wm. H. Lessing,
Aldorman King moved that tho
petition begranted, which motion not
meeting with a sooond fell dead.
Alderman Brinkerhoff thought tho
petition undignified, and moved to lay
it on tho table. Carried.
Petition of R. P. Chamberlain cor
recting a mistake as to tho offer of tho
sale of a strip of ground from 10 cents
to $1, was read aud referred to the
A petition of T. F. Mann request
ing that tho mayor bo authorized to
allow 10 per cent, interest on streot
improvement oheoks held by him, was
read and roforred to tho finance oom-inittoe.
A potition of liquor dealers asking
permission to keop their saloons opon
every Sunday till 9 o'clock in Ao
morning was road.
Upon motion of Alderman Hawkins
tho petition was laid on tho table,
A petition of James B. Bake?, ask
ing that tho mayor bo instructed to
contract for the construction of a san
itary sowor betweon Third and Fourth
streets, through tho J. 0. Walker
property, was road and adopted.
Tho water and firo committees reo
ommcndod that ono fire hydrant bo
placed at tho corner of Itusk and
Preston streets and one on tho corner
of McKonn and Turner streets and
that one be discontinued at tho cor
ner of Dallas and ltusk stroots.
Tho streot committee reported on
tho potition in the matter of paving
River streot, in Hast Waco, and rec
ommended that it be granted.
The committeo to whioh the matter
of sealing in the Blue room was re
ferred rpoommonded that the plaster
ing bo taken down and that either a
wood or iron ceiling bo put in its
place, and estimated the cost at be
tveon 5500 and $000.
Upon motion of Alderman Baker
tho mattor was referred to tho pub
lic improvement committee with in
structions to report as to tho differ
ence in cost between wood and iron
The streot committeo reported fa
vorably upon the petition of E. Ro
tan to build an iron clad shed in the
rear of tho Fir6t National bank.
The fire committee recommended
that the petition asking that a fire
alarm box be put up at the corner of
Ninth and Barron streets be not
Alderman Hawkins offered a resolu
tion instructing tho oitv attorney to
file complaints against tho water
works companies and all individuals
who leave hydrants open and allow
water to run into tho paved streets.
Alderman Hawkins offered a reso
lution authorizing tho mayor to invest
tho sinking fund in the northwestern
railroad bonds. This resolution
created considerable discussion and
Alderman Baker called up the city
attorney to present his written opin
ion, as formerly instruoted to di,
upon the legality of tho matter as to
whether the city could borrow her
own sinking fund or not. Tho city
attorney stated that ho had already di
livered this opinion, holdinc that
such a transaction would bo legal.
Alderman Brinkerhoff stated that
he did not believe it legal and that if
itjeame to a vote he desired his vote to
be recorded "no" with a big "N."
Alderman Hawkins then stated that
he thought the matter of tho legality
of this transaction had been settled,
but that he was no lawyer, and de
siring that tho action of the oouncil
on this matter should be unanimous,
ho would, with the consent of his sec
ond, withdraw the resolution, and
move that the matter bo referred baok
to the major, city attorney and finance
committeo for further investigation.
The motion was carried.
The streot committee roported favor
ably upon tho estimate of $275 of A.
Ookander for grading Third Btreot,
and recommended that tho eontraot be
awarded to him. Adopted.
The cemetery committee roported
that tho greater portion of tho
ground within First street oemo
tery is crowded with craves
and recommended that the citv
engineer bo instructed to ascertain all
the vaoant spaces in tho cemetery,
stake the same off, and that hereafter
the cemetery be closed to strangers
for burial and to all others except to
those having relatives buried therein,
and further recommended that the
matter of securing additional grounds
for oemetery purposes, adjacent to
to First street or East Waco cemo
terios be postponed indefinitely.
Moved by Alderman Poage that the
report bo hid on the table and tho
matter roforred baok to tho committee.
Carried by a voto of six to two.
The street committoo reported as to
tho estimate for work on Tennessoo
avenuo and roeommendod that the
work be done by tho streot com
Tho mattor of allowing street car
tracks on tho south side of the publio
square was left in the hands of tho
Tho oemotery oommittee roported
that it was neoessary to have 1C0
Intoning posts put up in Oakwood
cemetery and reoommended that cer
tain trees obBtruoting the streets
theroin bo removed.
Aldorman King spoke strongly in
favor of preserving the trees. Tho
report was adopted with tho exoop-
tion of that part reoommonding tho
removal of the trees.
The finanoo oemmittec was in
structed nt a formor sossion of tho
council to employ Stephen Tumor to
do engineering work for the city.
Said committoo roportod that in con
fercnoo with Mr. Turnor and by agree
ment thoy had employed tho services
of said Turner fur ono hundrod and
twonty-five dollars per month. Tho
report was amended by Alderman
King by substituting ono hundrod and
fifty dollars nor month instead of the
agreed prioo, whioh agreement was
oarricd by majority voto.
In accordance with a resolution of
Judgo West while in tho council re
quiring the mayor and finance com
mitteo to report tho reason why tho
Northwestern railway bond had not
been paid off, tho committee reported
showing that tho ordinanco issuing
tho bonds, of dato September 7, 1S71,
provided for the lovy of a tax of oight
mills on the dollar, of tho taxable
proporty of tho oity to pay off these
bonds; that thoy bearing S per cent,
requiring tho paymont of $10,000
oaoh year for twonty years to liquidate
the faco valuo of the bonds and in
terest, wheroas tho amount realized tho
first year irom the inadequate tax
levied amounted to onlv $800; in
1875. I514: in 1S79, $2044: in 1S85.
$3504, showing that had for the
firstfourteen yoars, tho tax boon
collected in lull the amount necessary
to pay tho interest and sinking fund
would fall short from $7000
to $11,000 per annum. Tho roport
shows further that tho payment of
tbeso bonus was resisted and thoir
validity questioned in tho courts for a
number of years, during the pendency
of which suit no tax was loviod by tho
authorities whose duty it was to pay
off tho dobt.
Alderman Brinkerhoff did not think
the explanation satisfactory and asked
many quastions about tho mattor and.
altogether, kicked quito vigorously.
Upon motion of Alderman Briuker
hoff was added to tho committee with
instructions to continuo the investiga
tion. The city treasurer's report was read
and referred to finance committee.
A resolution was offered by Alder
man Iving requiring (Jontractor Ook
ander to oompleto the grading of South
Third street, upon which he made a
The mattor was finally referred to
the city engineer, city attorney ond
Alderman Poage offered a resolution
rrquinng the city attorney to occupy
his offioe in the city hall, and
that ho have regular offico
hours ns is required of all other oity
A resolution requiring tho Citizens'
railway to show cause why it doca not
use its traok on South Third street
was offered by Alderman Hawkins.
Alderman Baker offered an amend
ment to inoludo all tho unused traoks
in tho city; adopted.
Alderman Payno offered a resolu
tion to empower tho mayor Qto annull
the resolution passed somo time ago
providing for tho employment of ad
ditional oounsel in tho street improve
ment suits; adopted.
Moved by Aldorman Hawkins that
the city attorney bo instructed to
bring suits against all those who have
not paid the street improvement tax.
Alderman King offered a resolution
that a sum not to exoccd $30 be
appropriated out of tho hospital tund
to pay the oxpensos of two patients to
their homes who aro now in tho
hospital, suffering with chronic
The city enginoer reported that tho
sanitary sewer botwoon Third and
Fourth stroots would cost $800.
Tho mayor was instruoted .to adver
tise for bids.
The council then adjourned.
All Shoes at
Faiday and Saturday.
Pups out of Queon B., by Roger Q.
Mills; Queon li,, out of Bess by Box
Importod; Boss out of Queen Im.
ported; Roer Q. Mills out of Flash
O, by Meteor Imported; Flash C,
out of Flash Imported. Eight pups
of above podegreo for sale cheap. Ad
dress Drawer 80 or Ambold's gun
Open any hour in the 24 at Joe
Lehman's, South Fourth street.
All fino brands of liquors kept at J.
Go to Joe Lehman's for a good
meal any time night or day.
LISTEN TO MYTALE 0F"f OE
A well known song, also a common complaint with thousands
who daily find themselves deceived and dissatisfipd with
shoddy goods and high prices. However, there is a way to
avoid the trouble that your neighbor has encountered. In
dealing with us you always get reliable goods and full value
for your money.
"When You Come to Think of If
We have facilities that others cannot claim, and it would be a
funny thing if we could not serve you best. We save
Five Thousand per Annum
In house rent, drayage. etc.,
prices. Our Iixixxxexise New Stock of
WICKER ROCKERS, SETTEES and PARLOR SUITS
RICHEST AND LATEST DESIGNS, $18.50 to $25.00.
FINEST PATTERNS, $7.50 to $12.00.
Latest Novelties, $9.00 to $12.50.
Look Through This Stock. '
You Cannot Fail to Be Pleased,
aco Furniture Company,
Cor. Sixth and Jackson,
J'o Dajtfnio "flurglnry.
Burglary cannot bo committed in tlio
daytime. The Kngli.sU mle is tliat if there
is light enough to bee tlio face of the in
truder there is no burglary. Tliis, how
ever, does not include moonlight, for a
housebreaker entering after nightfall,
howuver briglitly the moon may be shin
ing, is legally n burglar that is, if it is
reasonably certain that he has entered
with the intent to commit felony, for
while a tramp breaking into a house to
sleep may be n Uousebreaker, he is not in
tho proper sense of the word a burglar,
Burglary, however, may consist in break
ing out as well as breaking in, for ono who
hides in a house before nightfall to steal
and after stealing breaks out to get away
is just as much u burglar ns he who to ef
fect his purpose breaks in. Interview in
St. Louis Globe Democrat.
It was not easy to make one's way into
Balzac's, house, at Chaillot, Ituo des Ba
tailles, for it Mas guarded like the garden
of tho Hesperides. Two or three p;:--words
were necessary, which wero changed
frequently for fear they should become
known. I remember a few. To the porter
wo said "tlio plum season has come," on
which he nllowcd us to cross tho threshold.
To tho servant who rushed to the staircase
when tho bell rang it was necessary to
murmur, "I bring some Brussels lace,"
and if you assured him that "Mine. Ber
tram! was quite well," you were admitted
forthwitli. This nonsense amused Balzac
immensely, and it was perlinps necessary
to keep out bores and other visitors still
more disagreeable. -Miss Wormley's Me
moir of Balzac.
ills Grao llrror.
Halt culture is a specially dangerous
condition, containing more pitfalls than
crass ignorance. A young man was admir
ing, in company with a young woman, a
picture of Savonarola.
"I must show you one I did abroad," said
Blio. "I painted him in his cell."
"AU," exclaimed ho enthusiastically,
"a study from tho original; that must bo
choice indeed." Now York Times.
Not Afraid of Curs.
Doctor You need no medicine, my littlo
dear. Your mamma must take you trav
eling. Little Glrl-I is 'fraid.
Doctor Afraid of tho cars?
Littlo Glrl-Oh, no! I is 'fraid of tlio
ground wot's under tlio cars. Good News.
It is said tliat ancxcellcntcuro for lame
ness in liorses is to put tliem intoabwlm
mlng tank. In swimming tlio horso takes
tho same or even nioro violent exercise
than ho would trotting on tlio track, whilo
there can bo uo injury to feet or limbs.
Tho cocoloba wood or seaside grape, a
product of Florida, is becoming popular
for knife handles, the pink and violet tint
of the wood, added to its great liardnpss,
making it very desirable for tLat special
and it is easy for us to quote low
near Waco Lumber Co.
Go to HILTS'S
SHOE STORE .
Friday and Saturday.
Will Not Turn Loose.
Tho Royal barber shop is still
striotly in it bo far as the most export
artists, tho sharpest razors and the best
C03inetic8 are concerned, and tho faot
that no Texan, whether for Clark or
Hogg, will evor be turnod loose after
taking a seat in ono of tho coiufortablo
chairs of this establishment till ho is
tenderly and olosoly shaven, to his on
tiro satisfaction, can be vouched for
by its many patrons.
We don't pieoo our work to make
it fit, but make everything to order nd
guarantee it. DALl.as Screen Co.
Cotton Belt Route
(St. LouisSouihwesvern Ry.)
St. Louis, Cairo, Memphis,
AND ALL POIUTB BiCYOWI.
Ireo Reollnlnar Chair Cara
and Pullman Buffet Sleeper
Two Daily Trains To
1x0 ixl ronrxa bbtohb.
Tho Only Line .,,..
gtn to eosMatiK road tf MB UFHI8 wife
out laax tad dlugnMbla oastou tram,
for mto Uta 0H7.
The Only Line &.
The Only Line
Tie brtioca UBUPins t petaU U C
The Shortest Route
TO ALL POINTS IN THE
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The Cotton Belt Ro'itsJ
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