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Waco Evening News.
TUB XTI3"WS OOIv?-A.3srV.
J. II. IlimWmVP, lluilnrii MnimsiT.
btmiMWUM vm HV.tm ""tef000odlnga"thoEMoutlon,
JULY lfi, lfiSS.
Wo havo tho honor mul ploasuro of,
presenting, this ovonliig, the tflr'st
copy of thoEvr.Niso Ni:V3 with tho
forvctit hopo nnd tlio trouiullng bo
llof that It will bo kindly received.
Tha-hlchost compliment which could
possibly bo paid that ndmlrablo Even
ing, now Morning, Day Is con
tained In tho. fact that, whllo bo
Ug called "to-tho higher , field of
morning Journalist! It ninllo In
tho evening Hold, an ovoulng paper,
almost If not qulto a necessity. It
would bo egotism, In almost any ono,
tivsupposo that thoy could fill tho
place' made- vacant by' tho Evonlng
Day. Tho publishers of tho Nkws
hnvo no such egotism. Thoy do,
howovor, hopo that, by publishing a
bright newsy paper, handsomely
printed, full of'stato and homo n'ows,
carofully correct markot loports and
gossipy items, thoy may, In a cortain
mcasuro, approach tho Inimitable fa
vor which tho Day deservedly won.
Tho.clnhns to advertising patronago
will bb made solely in a buslnoss way:
on a basis of circulation, and wo aro
happy to.stato that tho assured circu
lation of tho current month already
entitles tho papor to rospectfitl consid
eration ut tho hands of adVortlsors.
All newspapers aro, of course, ven
tures, and tho Evuxinu News is not
'an exception. It has reasonable am
bition to hopo ,that it hiay mako a
llvo, ponnanout iapor, and second to
that is tho ambition that, if,- In tho
mutations and uncertainties of lifo, It
should not, that it may, at least,
mako a ro9pcctablQiind,,pretty corpso.
The fall of the bastile v. as celebrat
ed 'throughout France and in every
place, where 'Frenchmen have their
habitat with great Enthusiasm. The
t j.th of July of France is the Fourth
of July of America..
The recent arrest' and hullabaloo
over the elopement of a St. Louis
couple shows plainly that in a transac
tion where one man runs away with
another man's wife, it is a case where
it takes three to make a bargain.
Our thanks are due to those enter
prising firms Sanger -Bros., Lewine
Bros., II. B. Claflin & Co. and Gold
stein & Migel .for the sparkling edi
torial work on the first and last pages
of our first number.
The heavy rains and consequent
wash outs have been attended with
little loss of life. A serious accident,
however, is reported at Clarendon,
Texas, in which a train went through
a bridge and several were killed.
The office and printing rooms of
the Evening News are over Gold
stine & Migel's store, corner Fifth and
Austin streets, where our friends, de
siring to subsciibe or insert advertise
irients, will find us at all business,
The Globe-Democrat has devoted
more space to the elopement of Mrs.
Norton, wife of the theatre manager,
and Moore, the editor of the Post
Dispatch, than it did' the Republican
National convention, which shows the
impartiality of a live newspaper.
Wars come in periods orycles and
there has been a long hJlrregnum of
peace in Europe. ThK-isit of the
Emperor William to tjr mighty Czar
of all the Russia; seems to be preg
nant with the fancy that the war cycle
may be swinging slowly around. It is
evident that the-statuo quo of Prussia
is to be changed. . ,
Every day now of dry hot weath
er is an effective ?gency in fill
ing the granaries and pockets of
farmers. The sky is watched with un
usual interest for if the kindly directors
of the celestial water-works will keep
the water turned off two weeks longer
McLennan county will be able to wear
its hat thrown away back for years to
PAYS THE EXTREME PENALTY
FOR HIS CRIME TO-DAY.
History of tho Crime,
turo, etc. Other Notos
HISTORY OK Tltr. tilUMlT.
Tho crime? for which Con -ad Jnijk
son paid thooxtrenioponnlty of tlio
law was the imirdor of John Talloy, a
young white larmor aim biock man ui
this county, and tho deed was com
mitted just ono year ago to-day. It
was ono of tho most hoinoous, cold
bloodod and dastardly doeds that
ovor blighted tho rocords or sullied
tho fair namoof McLennan county,
and speedily mot tho punishment
which it so Justly desorved. John
Talloy, tho young man killed.was ono
of tho rising young stock men ami
farmers of this county and hold in
hlsrh esteem by all who know him.
Conrad Jackson was a young farm
hand working on tho farm of Mr.
Talloy. On tluo evening of July 16th,
1SS7, whlloTnlloy was ongaged plovr
lua in Ills Hold, Conrad Jackson ap-
proachod him and, it Is pre
sumed, asked for a small sum
of monoy, which in ono of their
previous settlements, ho claimed was
due him. Tho amount was ?2or S3.
Tallov donled the amount and tinned
ids back to tho negro and procoeddd
with his work. Jackson grasped this
opportunity, and pulled his deadly
pistol and shot Talloy in tho back of
tho head, tho wounded man fell in
tho furrow ho was plowing with his
llfo blood ebbing from tho denlli
wound, ho gasped a fowshortbre.iths
and then expircdi Jackson .t'A-Nl
mounted TnUpj'nior&a v.iioh was
hUttlmi1 to tho plow, and rodo about
fivo miles, when ho loft tho hor?o and
stopped with a nogro ii tho Tohua-
cana bottom for tho night. Uy this
time Talloy's body was discovered,
and tho neighborhood was nlanned
and thooxcitomont it produced was in
tonso ovoiy man Jn tho 'community
was up in arms and in persult of llm
murdorer. A messenger was theu
dispatched to to Waco, and arrived
hero about ton o'clock that Snltircay
n'ght, Julv tho lGth, 1SS7. Constablo
Loo Jonkins, Deputy Sborlfi' Dan
Ford and a posso of men, as soon as
upprisou-or tno muruor, secured wea
pons, mounted thoir horses and
start fed on tho chaso. All that night
tho woods In tho neighborhood near
whoro tho deed was committed,
llttora'ly swarmed with oillcois and
cttlzous, each ouo oagor and nuxlous
to capturo this fugltlvo from juslito.
1'UIISUIT ANO OAITIIHH.
At ono time during tho first niglit's
search Jacl.son was discovered at a
nogro's place In tho Telumcana bot
tom. Ilowasasloop im an old vohl-
clo in tho yard, and when tho posso
appioachod, heard them, and iled and
uudor tho cover of daiknoss ho tem
porarily mndo good his escapo. Tlio
pursurers, howovor, kopt up tho
search until daylight next morning
when a portion of tlioni returned to
Waco. A body of in on undor tho
leadership of Doputy Ford continued
tlio soursb, and pushed on tho trail
with vig'lanco. Jackson made good
I, la pjnnnn 111 n Himifl limn lin
. ,1 i
was at a negro's houso named
Eilis Jonos, when throo of tho
party approachod and pursuod
him so closely ho was forcod to loavo
his hat and shoes behind. Jackson,
who had by this timo abandoned bis
lioiso nnd was afoot, procoeded to tho
houso of ills undo and secured anoth
er hat and pair of shoos and was mad
ly moving on his fil:rht for oscapo.
Ho was noxt heard of in tlio llttlo
town of Cotton Gin, in Freestone
county. It was ascertained by tlio
pursuing party that a man answer
ing to ills description had passed
through that town a short timo ahead
of them. Mr. Ford then tolophoued
to tho shorllf at Fairfiold, n small
plneo not far distant to look out for
their man. Nowssoon rolurnod thn't
a man had boon arrostod but upon in
vestigation it proved to bo tho wrong
party. Constablo D. D. Pitman then
started on tho searoh, and when in a
short dibtunco of Fairfiold, in Freo
stono county, ho run up on tlio right
nmn and took him prisoner. Mr.
Ford nnd posso who woro a short dis-
taneo bohind, in .hot pursuit, soon
rodo up and recognizod this man ns
Conrad Jackson, tlio murdejor, and
took oliargo of him. Jackson thon
confessed that ho was tho ono who
killed John Talley and appoarod very
Indifferent nnd composed at first, but
later on, seemed toroallzo-tho magnl
dovn,'crylng llkon bAby. Mr. Ford
telegraphed tho news of tho capturo
to Waco innnedlatoly, but realizing
tho feollng of tho pooplo ho.ro, wos
nTraWTorbtlhfin8 man to ilio jail In"
this town so temporarily lodgod him
lnthoFort Worth Jail until tho fool
ing subsided. Tho capturo was
ollbuted tlio second ilnv nflor thn miir-
.ln. v..l.ttt.AH r...1. Tttt.ilJ 1CD'?'
11U1, WI1IUII WHS ItllfllUtt, U 111 10, lOOf.
I1KHIND THK-llAUS,' ' t
Somo timo nftor tho capturo of tho
tno rea iianueu muraerer, no was
brought to Waco, but ovon thon, sc-
crotly.foc public iontlniont) .was.vory
blttor.' llohlnd the Iron" bars, and
with long days and longor nights in
which to rumlnato on tho bloody deed
which had sent nn osfimablo' young
man to an oarl.Vjfgravo..Taokson tho
lnurdororsconidd to uxhlbjt no'slgns
ofiegrot. In fact ho seoniod tumble
to comprehend thoatroclty of murder.
It wasohlv aftor the trial: which, took
placo ht tho March itcrnijahd ilid re
fusal of tlioCourt of Appoals to lntei
foro with tho trial, that ho seemed to
begin to renlizo tho gravity of tlio sit
nation. Gradually tho fact that he
was doomed, to dlo soemod to forco it-
solf through tho tangled webs of h'.s
brain, nnd thon not romorso but fear
began to toll on his stolid nature.
Tlio ministers of rollglon labored with
him. Ho profossed conversion, and
in tlio oariy part of Juno ho was bap
tized In tho river by Roy. Moses Ir
vlno. Slncotlin ho has been n
niarkably doollo and sudhod, and
seoniod to bo leslgnod to his fate, till
within a day or two preceding tho ex
ecution. On Saturday ana Sunday ho
was at fines very norvous and fro
quontly on his knees prayinj; lorWHJc.
ly and weoplng greatly. Up to that
t'mohohad mndo no confession l-iiif
had stated to.tho micistor, Rev. JMr.
Jffd'Jfmt'ho'TntdiWeil io dolfe
forejhls elocution. Tho doath' watch
was put on at tho usual timo nnd Jits
ominous siop it tho run around
about the cagb where ho was confined
must havo been each ouo as a nni' in
T1IK FATAL DAT.
This morning, tlio last the doomed
man was to see on earth, found tho
murdorer composed, and with sura
sonublo' degreo ol" llrmuoss. "feovo'al
minlstcs were w'th him durln; tho
forenoon, and Jacksou finally made a
confession, siatiug that ho wished no
ono to dlo for lilm and that ho had
killed John Tally. Up to a lato hour in
tho forenoon tho timo of tho execution
was kopt secret and w;is finally fixed
at 2:30 and at2,olclockthogatosof tho
jail yard woro opened, and tlioso who
had tickets of 'admission from tho
shertfi'woro admitted to tho yard In
ono corner of wliiolrtho ghastly scene
of banging by tho neck till dead was
to take place.
TD B CLOSING SCUNK.
From 12 o'clock t;-day up until tho
hour tho execution took placo. Tho
jail yard and vicinity' was swarmed
with pcoplb seeking to gain admit
tance into tho rear ond of tho jail to
witness tho scono. Only tho officials,
reporters and thoso holding tickots
from Sheriff Harris woro admitted.
Tlio roofs of sovoral housos which
overlook tho scone of tho execution
woro crowded with spectators wlio
paid for tho prlvilogo of witnessing
tlio ghastly spoctaclo.
i-. "' t."iiii iijikj
whs Woinrht forth escorted by Shorlfi'
,,.",,,. "" ",...
Harris :iuu ucpuuos
Rov. G. V
Cunningham, Rltchio and tho colored
minlstor also accompanied. When
tlio crowd beheld tho unfortumito
man a donso selonco reigned Ovor all,
oven tlio very breezo in Us low mur
mur seomed to breathe a mournful
sigh and sounded in tho cars of thoso
prosont like a funeral dirgo from the
grim old monstor death proparod for
this awful occasion.
Tlio prisoner mounted tho scafibld
wltha good deal of composure and
scorned to bo proparod to moot his fato.
Prayer was deli verod by tlio pioachors
and several hymns sung, aftor wh'ch
Shoi Iff Harris askod tho condemned
man If ho had anything to say before
dying, "I am guilty of killing a matii
and want no ono olso to sufi'or for my
act, know I dono wrong, and an pre
pared to pay tho ponalty."
Jackson mndo another confession
this morning in his coll to Ida snlrlt-
lunl advisers, and stated that ho was
tlio nmu that killod Mr. Tally.
Precisely at 2:15 tho nooso was ad-
Justod and tho black cap was put ovor
tlio head. Tlio drop was sprung and
Conrad Jackson was landed into
' overlasting eternity, thus paying tho
I penalty of his crhno. Tho drop failed
i to break the doomed man's neck and
I ho died by strangulation, iuul"n
about twenty minutes tlio doctors
pronounced llfo extinct. Tho body
was then cut down and placou in tno
coffin, which stood In tho. Jail yard,
awaiting Its victim. Upon tho oofllu
lid was tlio following inscription:
CONRAD JACKSON, $
HANrtlll) J III A 10 1SSS." $
Tho ronialns wns turned ovor to his
mother nnd'slstor, nnd wl'l ho sent to
Harrison Statloii, whoro his folks llvo,
for burial. ' '
(NOTKS AUOUXD Till) BCKNT..
SOnio peoplo who owned sheds and
out-houses from whoro tho oxocutlon
could bo witnessed, nold tlbkotsof ad
mission to tho30 who woro curious to
vtow tho scono.
Tho jail watt properly guarded nil
day up to tho hour of tho exeouClon.
And every tnlng was preria fcd tomcut
any emergency that might arlso.
Tho ollleuvl in iilmrire, at tho lull to
day had considb'ablo troll bio to foico
by tho ea"-or throng who oaniq to wit
noss tho lii.j;"ii. ' Oiily thoso who
hold tickets lielng admittod.
STATE NEWS. .
Clakhnuon. Ti:x.. July 15. In
consequonbo of aswasliotit on tho Fort
Worlhnnd Denver Railway thonorth
bound )assongor train las night was
nrecipltatod inrough a hrldgo near
this placo and tho engineer, William
Smith, and tlio fironinn, James Wil
son, woro iustautiy,KUiou, but no pas
songors received Injuries. Tiio vic
tims woro residputs of I'ort Worth
Smith leaving a widowed mother ai
TKMi'LE.-Tii.v., July 14. Tho Tem-
plo Domocratlo primaryassombled nt
TiPfitMny. J?U -
.vasvorvJanrcv : C. Wrurlit was
olodfeUrblialrinan nnd W. DrCoxrSec-
rotary. Twoniy-six delegates wcro
elected to tno county- convention,
which meets next Saturday, nnd woro.
instructed to voto for and uso all hon
orablo mtfans to secure tho nomina
tion oA. Lowy for tho Legislature.
Tho mooting deolnred In favprof nom
inating candidates for all tho county
offices. By an ovorwholming voto
Hon. R. Q. Mills was ondorsed. G.
W. Tyler was ondorsed for tho State
A Kidnapped Chilli. '
Lahkuo, Tor., July 14. A young
American girl 12years old, an attacho
of Orr''i's eircusi now norfocnilnir In
NowXarodo, Mexico, mado horosoapo
to tli's siilcsof thp river last Highland
he purported guardian, an acrobatic
peiTorinor, na -ncd Nobou lias boon try
ing all day to socuro possession of hor
without avail. Ho claims tho child
was given to him by Its mother, but
tho jrirl statos that sho was kidnap
ped and has boon treated over si'neo
witn groat cruelty.
A Jllxeil up Affray.
Dallas, Tox., July 15. A wurrant
wns sworn oat yesterday against 1$.
F.'Wnrron of East Dallas, ohargiiig
n'm Wicnatiouinung lo snoot A. s.
Co . Ids brothor-in-iaw. . It annoars
I'-'om what could bo loanicd of tho
pfUur that Wnrvon filed a pistol at
Cox, wlm then secured his gun, wliicli
was loadod with buckshot, and firod
at Warren ns lie lodo off. Mr. Co:c
siTieiulored himself to Constablo Ja
coby nnd was taken before Justice
Bjptrwull, who released-ldtn on h's
ow.i rtcogni7anco. The causo of tho
d lilculty Is not known.
TniNiTY Mills, Tox., July 15. At
about suiriso this morning Mr. Owon
D. Riley, nn old sottler of this vicini
ty, was ftnmd doad hanging to a rafter
of h's barn roof. Suicldo caused by
dorangemo'it of thob'ahi. Lust night
iiu um. iu uvu in inu ruguiiir nuiir
and wnsjnissod lrom his wifo's side
tlil morning nt daylhjht, and upon
s-iarcning no was lounu warm and
limber. Ho was instantly cut down
by li',s children envrioa to his house
near by. A barrel was found nonr
whoro ho hung, and Indications woro
twit no stood on mis barrel wlillo tv
irg tho nooso. Ho was a woll-to-do
liv-mor; no liabilities, monoy loaueif
and won nxed
MARRIED HIS DAUGHTER.
Horriblo DlBoovoay by a Merchant
of Now York TJn consciously
Ho Commits Incest.
A story is published to-day that
Jinao Waldorf, a merchant of tbls
e'lv, has discovered that ho Is mnr
' i'd to bis own (laughter. Waldorf
separated from ills who in Austria
many years agoand ciuuo lo America.
Ho nuifi'Iod agaiii and had thieo chil
dren by his, second w)ro. Tli's wife
died some years ago. Ono day about
eigliteon months ago Waldoi'l met a
prottyyouug girl on tlio street who
was crying ond said sho had just como
from Vienna and laid lost hor yny.
Ho bofrlonded her nnd took hor to
ids homo temporarily. His ohlldron
liked hor, and ho retained herns gov
orucssnnd finally married her. Sho
In timo becamo a mother. Kecomly
her molhor camo from Vlonna to visit
her, an. I recognized Waldorf as hor
husband. The Grand Rabbi has boon
appealed to for advioo In straighten
ing utitRo fur as possible Uio u nor
tunato relations ntnig tho parlies.
It Is thought that Waldorf's second
ninrrliigo was bliianious and his chil
dren by it llllathnato, and his third
marriage N of courso void in law a
well as morals.
TKI3 AND THAT.
At tho timo of tho bnttloof Gottvs-
burg tho Union nrmv numbered 800.-
000 men, tho Confodornto armv about
Tho big Nova Rcotlii tlnlbor raft.
Vf Iww oV;uir ftrtji-wut .lnrniwL-ii.b-Uw
fato of tlio Lcary raft, will soon oo
launched and stnrtod on Its Way for
2Jov York. It Is mndo of 30,000 sticks
botiiul logetlior, malting a raft 700 feet
Iniiic wlfli mur from 23 to 17i fnnt In
longth". It Will bo 'towod, but llijj
nlso bo nuiunod and rigged to sail, "ww
" Gus on tno avomloj "What's your
hurry? JackV" Jnok (bronthless) e
"For Gawd's sake, Gus, don't dotaln t,
mp: it's 4 o'clock and I've got my Si
o'clock suit On." Tlio Epocli.
A groat deal has boon said by cer
tain writers In tho north about ihoox
cebslvo poiialtica tmposod occasionally
In tho south by courts upon potty law
breakers, and In this connection tho
attempt has been niado to show that
tho majority of cases tlio colored f
offender is always tho moro sovoroly
dealt with. Now lot us look nt u caso i
Just roported from Poughkeopslo, N. n
V., n"Vt(( seo If anything qulto so sevoro
can bo charged against any of our j
On tho Fourth of July n girl, IS
years old, nariied Corn Eldrldgo, wns
arrostod in Red Hook on complaint of
Mary E. Williams, who charged hor
wjth larceny in steallpg'n canary bird
valued at &1.50, Cora assorted, that
tho bird vras glvon to hor by John W. '
Coon, who died a month or two ago.
Justice Martin, however, sentenced
tho girl to fivo years confinement In
tho House ofRcfugo.
First Chicago Anarchist "Py gum!
You hear dot? Moro inquisitions.
Moro tyranlos. Vo must revolt."
Second' A'nn'-ohist "Vot happon
now?" "You hear aboud doos Waifs'
mission cruelties?" "Noln." "Id's
awful. Last veok does bcoples caught
500 nowspoys and vnshod 'em. Ouia- -ha
World. X t rft ,
'ISr'iWnagors oftflP nionngorlo In
pvrtjTi v..r ww vVk, bay that a
-.1 on .. 1 I Hum .J llinillvQYS
from S10 upwards. Tho feiuV5 on '"
panzee costs o0i.
On JulV 14" about 200 niombers
Dr. 'iilnne'b congregation oxpeotod
to start on a continental trip. Tnoy
will visit England, Scotland, Irolnnd,
Franco, Germany, Switxorland. Italy,
and 'perhaps 'Spain. Tho entlro ox
ponsoofetich individual jvill bo bi
tweou 52-")0 and !j300. Tho tour will
oxlond ovor iv poriod of soven weeks.
fnrso (to fnthor of trlplotsj "Ah.
sorr, thoy aro porfect llttlo gems!"
Father (dubiously) "Yos, but glvo
inosoltaires in p.ofuronco to clusters
ovory time." Now York Evoninsr
Itds" estimated that tho railroad
miloago, in Mexico ownod by Ameri
cans, is nearly 8000 mllos, and that
tho capital invested is upward of
SSO,000.000. Tho ainount of.Ainorican
caultal invested In mines ls-thought
to bo nearly $10,000,000. t
Ed, (entering club) "Old Smith is
a beast." AL "Indeed?" Ed.
"Ho said ho'd romombor mo In his
will." Al.-'Woll?" Ed. "I hoard
tho will road yesterday, and in tho
codicil was tnla lino: 'I wish to ho
distinctly remembered to my friond,
Mr. Edward Smith.' "Times.
On tho 10th instant tlio membors of
tho Now York City branch of tho
Travolors' Protocttvo Association as
sembled in tho upper parlors f thn
.Morton Houso, and Vice-President
Carblorro roported to them tho pro
ceedings of tho national convention
recently hold nt Minneapolis. Ho said
that tho Lako shore railroad had
agreed to Issuo to them COOO-ni'lo
tickots, good ovor fourtoon other lines
north and south, for 100. Several
wostorn railroads had mndo tlio same
concession, nnd It wns generally un
derstood that tho rato would bo on
oral aftor tho noxt mooting oftho
trunk lino passenger agents.
In Zunl land tho woman makes
tlio first advances looking toward
marr'ago. The woman raises. tho
family. Sho transmits tho name.
Sho sends to the youth sho
chooses a basket of meal or
peachos, and if ho Is Inelinod towaul
hor ho forthwith mnkes H present o'f
"primary consideration," consisting
of a pair of moccasins of a wholo deoi
skin, beautifully dressed and snow
whlto. That signifies that sho is
providod with shoes for life. Tlio
skin 13 placed ovor tho foot and then
rolled around tho leg and strapped.
down with dollcato thongs. You can
always toll u nowly married Zuni
woman by tlio largo rolo of deerskin
and by tho small sllvor buttons that
adorn tlio loggings. Whenovor tlio
foot pitco wears out it hi cut off, and
the roll Is replaced. When 'the
woman bocomes'old tho roll U small
Tho only sanctlllcation of tho mar
riago is tho formal adoption of tho
young men nftor the nccoptnuco of
tho bundle Ho is thon tho stepson of
tho girl's father.
utlior (to editor) "Havo you ox-
mado qulto a blunder."
Indood!" Vriitnr iiv....
I slr' 'I'l'o scone is laid In Kentucky
:s yl romonibor, and yor, in ono in",
cldont you mako tho hoio'3 mouth
Mistress "Did you toll thoso ladle
"-- v lasLsiory, .ur. Snlppit?"
Editor " os. It sooms all rlirht win.
ono exception." Author " hat Is
that?" Editor-"In ono placo "you
.wan oit;uii mi liiu tunr l l Tnj3 n
i. un wui, ui-mgotY" urldgot "Yis
mum." Mlslross "Did they savnnV
thing?" Rrldgot-''Yis; w,u, sVd io J
tho other. 'I didn't ..,. J .".? T