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WACO, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JULY 26,1888.
WILL ALWAYS TELL !
.OUR GREAT MARKING DOWN.
FANCY CHINA MATTINGS !
Has given us during the last few weeks an increased sale in
this line which we never expected, but as we are still
overstocked we will have
ANOTHER GREAT SACRIFICE SALE
MARK OUR PRICES ! !
Our 17 ct. and ao ct. quality will be sold for 12 1-2 cts.
Our 30 ct. quality will be sold for 20 cts.
Our 35 ct. quality will be sold for 2s cts.
Our Damask Matting will be
LACE CURTAINS CUT
Our $1.50 Lace Curtains will be sold at
Our $3.00 " " " " "
Our $4.00 " " " " "
Our $5.00. " " " "
Madras Curtains, Tamborn Lace Curtains,
Antique Lace Curtains, Irish Point Cur
tains Nottingham Lace Curtains.
AT SUCH PRICES AS THEY HAVE NEVER
BEEN HEARD OP BEFORE.
MOSQUITO - BARS!
In the pleco and ready made will be sold for the balance of the season at such
prices that it would bo folly to allow theso littlo
Humming Birds to troublo us. .
A.Largc Assortment of Dado Shades on Hartshorn
Rollers at 60 cts. and Upwards.
The Cut Prices in our Carpet Department are Still Going on.
J. B. Gilmer & Co'n Bnrffnlna.
No. 1. A now C room two-story
brick house in St. Lonls, Mo. Corner
of Utah and Iowa streets, No. 2727.
This is in every way a nlco place and
only 3 blocks from Benton Park.
Place worth $3800 with an incum
brance of S2000 which has two years
to run at 0 per cent interest. Will ex
change equity in placo for a house aud
lot iu Waco. Tho object of exchang
ing is to locate in somo good sized city
in Texas, and go into tho manufactur
No. 2.-10,000 acres lu Bandera
county, all under foncoin aboutS pas
tures, about 500 acres in cultivation,
58 miles from San Antonio. Handle
well stocked. Will exchangofor Waco
No. 310 acros near Daugherty's to
exchange for property in the city,
prlco 2,000. Also 0 acres near Driv
ing Park to oxchango; price SI .000.
No. 4700 acres of land in Lime
stone county, l,lj',milos north of Frosa,
one thifd down, balanco on as long
timo as desired, stock, utonsils and
all go with tho place, 100 unros in
cultivation. 50 acres pasturo, 400 acre?
prairie, 800 in timber, three sets of
cabins. Will sell at a bargain.
No. 5520 aero farm, consists of
lots .N. o ana u ot tno Antonio Man
chaca survey, is all under good live
wire fenco, about 75 acros in cultiva
tion, balanco in pasture, a good frame
house of 0 rooms on the pla'co, barn
and other improvements. Tho land
Is about 0 miles south of Bolton and
ono rallo from Salado ltivor on which
is located a steam flouring mill. Vat
uo $20 per acre. Will exchange for
lumber, or Waco property.
No. 0125 aoros l miles northwest
of Walnut Snrliurs. all under fence.
nearly all tlllabln 70 or 80 acres in
cultivation, plenty of wutr. Price
$1,800, one third cash, balanco to suit
No. 7 Lots 1 and 2 block 17, Cham
berlin addition, Nortli 5th and Ky.
No. 84 lots block 13, Boll's addi
tion on 23d and Cleveland Sts., also
lots on 22d and Flint Sts. South
west corner block 5 Bell's addition.
Will take $1,000 for all.
J. B. Gii.mkk & Co..
Mr. J. H. Bird, of Tehuacanna, says
with one bottle of Tuoker's "Brazos
Chill Cure" ho broke up, last week,
three cases of chills and fever. On
Monday he bought two more bottles
for his laborers, stating that ho felt
sure this medicine would keep them
on their feet, whereby ho would be
nabled to save his crop.
sold for 35 cts.
HIGHT IN TWO ! !
W. W. PICKETT.
The Sheriff of Bookwall Refuses to
Come After Him.
W. W. Pickett tho man with $140
on his person who was arrested here
a few days ago on suspicion by con
stable Lee Jenkins, Detective Van
Hall and City Marsholl Niel aud con-
finod in jail is having a habeas cor
pus hearing this ovonlng before Jujlgo
Evans, will more than likely bo re
leased as thero is no chargo;against
hlni in this county.
The following tologram was ro
coivod by constable Leo Jenkins a
few days after tho man's arrest:
Hockwall, Tex., July 23.--Conttaule Leo
Jenkins: Want W. W. Pirl,
of mortsrnco lironertv. Ho
Ho is tall, slender
made. Don't know V. A. Pickett.
W. L. Biiow.v, Sheriff,
And upon this information, tho offi
cials horo hold tho man subject to
the order of tho Sheriff of Rookwall
county, who led our oflicials to bo
lolvo ho would start for Waco imme
diately. On last night, constable
Lee Jenkins tolegraphed sheriff
Brown of Rockwall iu regard to tho
matter and received tho folio wing to
day in reply, which was sent at Mr.
Hockvaix, 'lax., July CO Leo Jenkins:
Won't corao after W. W. Pickett , havo no
papers for him. The constaulo lias papers for
lilm but won't como. W.L. liiiou.v, Snorl.f.
The oflicials of Rookwall county
have cortalnly treated Constable Jon-
and othors otllcial here, (who were
trying to render them aid) in a very
discurteous manner, by putting them
to the expense and troublo of holding
a for them, then refusing to come after
him. It may occur some timo in tho
future that tho oflicials of that county
may sorely neod the assittanco of our
officers, in capturing some of their
law-breakers. Their aotlns in this
case will then probably be recalled
One lady says she can do her own
work with aquick meal stove with
less labor than shn can look after a
hired girl and then there Is no steal
age of wood or victuals, no dirt, no
smoke, uo heat, no girl to pay or feed.
Waco Curiosity Shop.
, Solomon k liil,
HAVING SUCCEEDED TO THE BUSINESS LATELY OWNED BY
H. B. OXviVIMvIIV & Co.
CORNER AUSTIN AND FIFTH STREETS,
We would Respectfully Invite Attention to
our unusually well assorted stock of
Denis'-Fuming -Q odds,
ts :. and
PRICES GUARANTEED AGAINST
Lessing, Solomoii & Roseutlial,
Corner tlx aixcl Vtistin JSts.
Plan Devised to Catch the Ani
Boque Chitto, Miss., July 23. Mr.
Tony Alexander, a successful hunter
and trapper, left Now York Juno 12
for New Orleans with the view of
catching alligators in traps. Ho ar
rived at Now Orleans on June 15 and
was informed that at Slldoli, La., al
ligators could be found very plenti
ful. But on arriving at Slidell and
taking a long and tiresome search for
the alligators, ho found ho had been
wrongly informed. Ho was not dis
couraged, but employed an old
Spanish sailor named Peter Bamed,
who was the owner of a sailing craft
and acquainted witli tho entire coast.
On Juno 18 Mr. Aloxauder ana ills
sailor set sails for tho Louisiana
marsh, seventy miles off. After two
days sailing they arrived at their des
tination, and on looking around found
they had landed right among tho al
ligators. Tho first trial mado to
catch the alligators was by setting the
traps on the alligator slides that" the
rcDtlles make in orawlinir out to sun.
Tho traps wore adjustod early in
tlie mormtig, aim at noon Mr. Alox
andor and his companion found they
had an alligator in each trap.
On examination the saurians wore
fnnrwl (loud rli ninvpiililn tant.li III tlio
jaws having pierced into their sides.
'Phia Vinrt r, lmrlmrmia Irtnlr in Hin
huntors, and they took tho moveable
tooth oil and set tho traps again. At
5 o'clock they had two more alligators
in tho traps, being alive this time.
The next problem was how to fasten
them so they could be handled. A
plan was soon devised. They pullod
the animal ashore and placed a ropo
in its mouth, carrying it under tho un
der Jaw and thon over tho upper Jaw,
tying it hard and fast, thus prevent
ing the alligator from opening its
mouth. Ther foro aud hind feet were
then tied over its back, and tail was
bent arouud to the side aud tied to
hind foet. This rendered the alliga
tor helpless, and he could be hand
led with perfect safety. Tho alliga
tors was placed in tho skiff and
carried to tho sail-boat for safekeep
After tho day's work Mr. Alexan
der hit upon a novel schomo.for catch
ing alligators at night. The alligator
is always minteu at nignt witn a
headlight. Tho light attracts his at
tention, and upon precelvlng the
shining eyes of the alligator, and ap-'
prouchiug quietly with a skiff ono
can get within two or three feet of
him. Mr. Alexander's idea was that
by this procosa he could get close
enough to throw the trap on tho alli
gator. The plan proved a perfect suc
cess. One man sat iu the front end of
the skiff with tho trap sot and a
strong rope fastoned to tho spring of
the trap, and bow of tho skiff. On
seeing tlio alligator's oyes ho roso
quietly, keeping his headlight, so it
would shine directly ou tho alliga
tor's eyes. Tho boat was moved for
ward quiotly until within throe or
four feet of tho alligator; thon tho
trap was dropped on his nock or
back, catching him arouud the nock
or body. Thon the captivo would bo
given slack of tho ropo until he would
worry himsolf down. Ho was then
carried ashoro and his mouth and foot
mado fast and carried to tho sailboat.
Mr. Alexander was asked If tho
trapping of alligators was not dunger
ous. He said there was not much
danger if ono would bo careful iu
handing them until thoy wero mado
fast with ropes. Ho caught aud
handled twenty-ono and did not got
Willi Another Mini.
Gatosville, July 25. Mrs. Owens,
wlfoofH. P.. Owens of tho Territory
is advertised for by her husband in
to-days papers. On July 19th while
her husband was in St. Josoph, Mo.
one Henry Champln who seems to
have been paying attention to Mrs.
Owens came to this placo, bought a
new wagon and drovo toOwon's house
and Mrs. Owens with her two child
ren left with him giving out that sho
was going to lior brothor J. C. Round
tree at Ft. Worth, slnco which noth
ing has boou soon of tho parties.
Flno comb honey at Joo Thomp
son's. The genuine imported Cruse & Flls
Chatau Boullao at Early & Finks.
'Nicely fnrnished and well ventilated
rooms at the Brunswik Hotel, on
I I have oponed a restaurant In con
nection with my suloon and am pro-
! pared to furnish a good meal at all
hours at Bismarck's.
A nice, cool dinning room, and all
apartments kept in order at the Bruns
Toxarkana, July 23. II. J. Osborno
of Gilmor, Tex., while walking on
Broad street to-day foil, overcount
with heat and died In a short time,
Fire nt Mnrlln.
Maiimn July 2o, Ftro broko out at
midnight last night in tho Commer
cial Hotel, which was totally consum
ed togothcr with an adjoining cottage.
Tlu losses in tho buildings and furni
ture foot up SoilOO, insurance 2700.
A Child l'olinncil.
BonirAMJuly2o. At Barley station
in this county last night a sad mistake
was made in the tamily of Mr. J. E.
Barley. Medicine was administered
to a sick child and a dose of creosote
given instead of quinine. The child
dlod this morning by tho efl'eots of
the fearful poison.
Mr. Jos. E. Brasig, mayor of New
Laredo, Mexico, who lias been in jail
for somo time charged with oinbe.
zlomont of city funds, was released
to-day by a peremtory telegram from
tho city of Mexico, signed by Presi
KiiiIcmI Iii n How.
Dallas, July 25. The game horo
to-day ended In a row. While
Dallas was taking its half of the
ninth Inning the ball that was in
uso was found to bo rippod, and
Wolirlo called for a now ball. There
happened nono on tho ground andtho
Galvestons refused to play with a rip
ped ball, Horan gave tho game to
Dallas by the score of!) to nothing.
t3liiff I" Atrony.
Blooming Grove, July 25. While
Mrs. K. M. Burns living a short dis
tance east of tills placo was kindling
a lire this morning by using coal oil
from a can containing over thiee gal
lons of oil, the fluid took lire and the
can exploded, tho burulng contents
pouring over tho unfortunate woman.
Sho was completely enveloped iu
flumes and almost burned to pieces.
At 0 o'clock tills evening sho was
dying in terrible agony.
New Orleans 4: Ilountnii 1.
Houston, July 25. Houston suf
eroda second defeat to-day at tho
hands of tho ;New Orleans club,
tho score being 4 to 1. The gamo was
witnessed by an unusually largo crowd
and tho excellent playing of botli
olubs kept tlio spectators cnthuBod
throughout tiio game. Tlio only no
tlooablo feature of tho day was tlio
suporh playing of Wolkart, who was
taken from tho second base whoro lie
has never distinguished himsolf, and
and put into tho box.
(Jo rod by n null.
Victoria, Tex., July 25. On last
Saturday Mr. Aaron Chinn, employed
on Hennessy Thomas' ranch in Cal
houn county was severely gored by an
infuriated bull. Chinn, with others,
had roped the bull for
the purpose of sawing off
his horns and was pulling on a rope
fastened to the bull's horns trying to
throw the animal. The rope broke
and the othe patties becoming fright
ened let go of their rope when the
maddened animal charged Chinn,
gored him in a frightful manner and
finally threw him over the fence of the
pen, which undoubtedly saved Chinn's
TeiiK Crop lleporl.
Dallas, July 25. The following is
a summary of a carefully prepared
crop report for Texas; Oats has made
forty-five bushels per acre, which is
about 95 per cent, of an average,
the quality of the grain is poor so far;
wheat has made 15 bushels per acre,
which is 95 per. cent otan average, the
quality of the grain is good; corn will
make 34 bushels per acre, which is
105 per cent, of an average, the
quality oi the grain is good The hay
and fodder crop will be two and a half
tons per acre, which is 1 18 per cent
of an average, the quality is good.
The average of cotton is 98 per cent;
the yield at present promises nearly
one-half bale per acre, which is about
90 per cent, of an average, and with
good season it will yet make an
average. Saccharine sorghums and
sugar cane are about 30 per cent,
above an average in acreage and will
make 50 per cent, above an average