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Waco Evening News.
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siiiiscisu'iion Kinv ci:sis a juiniii
Waco, TuxAfr, - - Aiuirsr 1, 1SS3.
The month of July shows a decrease
in the public dept of $3,000,000.
The Comptroller of Tennessee esti
mates that the increase of valuation
in taxable property over the enure
state over 1SS7 will be between $75,
000,000 and $100,000,000.
The underground railroad in Lon
don is about to substitute electric en
gines for the steam locomotives now
in use. Three electric engines of 200
horse power each, but working inde
pendently, will be attached to each
The Providence Journal suggests
that if the Louisiana election is inves
tigated the last Rhode Island election
be included "concerning which some
definite charges of bribery and cor
ruption have been made, which have
not etbeen brought to the attention
of the courts by the parties accused."
J.P.Johnson Howatd, a once noted
wealthy colored man of Brooklyn,
where he is known as the "Black
Prince," was sentenced by Recorder
Smyth, of New York City, on Friday
last, to seven jears and six months in
the penitentiary for perjury in furnish
ing straw I b il. Howard was left a
large fortune, but ran through it in a
year or two.
Something like a panic has been
caused among the farmers of the
South of England by the almost total
destruction of crops bv hailstorm
June 20 and 21.
Bob lngersoll writes to D. A. Blod
gctts, Grand Rapids saying the story
that his (Ineersoll's) daughters have
joined the Presbterian JChurch "is a
B. F. Toothaker, a Lisbon (Me.)
farmer, was stung on the leg a few
days ago by a bee. Inflammation
has now set in impairing the action of
Lthe heart and his condition is con
sidered very critical,
It reported that Fanny Davenport,
who was granted a decree of divorce
from her husband, Edwin V. Price,
early in June, was married in Los
Angelos Cal., on the iSth instant, to
Melbourne McDowell, the leading
man of her company.
Milk shakes have received a set
back in Pittsburg. That city has a
Sunday law which docs not permit
the sale of intoxicating liquors on
Sundav and prohibits the sale of milk,
though permitting its delivery on that
day. The proprietor of the Fulton
Market was recently arrested and fined
$25 and costs for vending milk shakes
although the temperance agitator and
orator brancis Murphy and the chief
of police appeated in favor of the
The French Minister of Agriculture
has published interesting statistics
on forestry. The total area of Europe
laid out in torest exclusive of Turkey,
Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina
omitted in the offiicial statement is
set down at 708,862,000,000 acres:
that is about 1S.7 per cent of the area
of Europe is lorest land. In propor
tionto its area Great Britian and
Ireland has the least extent of forest,
amounting to only 4 per cent of its
surface. Russia has the most forest.
the area being 37 per cent of its whole
A watch dial now being made at the
Waltham Works, has it is said instead
of the twelve Roman numerals on the
dial twelve small tilhouette figures.
One o'clock represented by a young
women with a babe in her arms. At
2 o'clock the child is large, at 3 it is lh
short clothes and so it goes on until at
At Elmwood, just outside of Cin
cinnati. some thieves, on Tuesday last,
dug up the iron box recently disposited
in the corner-stone of the Catholic
church, and robbed it of its contents,
consisting of about $25 in different
denominations, besides papers and 8 o'clock the babe is a schoolboy, and
other articles of value. The box had tne woman disappears, ai 9 ne wears
been securely cemented, as usual, be
tween heavy stones, but the sacrilegi
ous robbers had managed to tear the
stones apart and dig the box up bodi
ly from its bed of cement.
(Jen. Thomas L. Rosser, of Con
federate fame, is at the head of an
immigration scheme which has for its
purpose the introduction of immi
grants from the crowded Northern
state into Albermarle county, Virginia.
At least he is the main spirit in the en-
prise and offers to pay one-tenth of
the entire expense of an agent for one
year to go through the North and
make a house to house canvass, arm
ed with a map of the county with all
the lands for sale, with the prices ask
ed for same marked upon it. He
thinks there will be no dfficulty in the
way of 'obtaining all the desirable im
Uncle John Robinson, the veteran
showman is very ill at his home in
Cincinnati. The old man is eighty
twd years of age. Still his mind re
mains clear and his memory good.
He says the cause of his disease is
drinking all the bad whisky that he
had to drink in his early days when
theie was a great deal of rough-and-tumble
Charles Pinkerton, of the town of
Corina. Minn., in digging for a cellar
came across the remains of seven
persons in a good state of preserva-
toin. They were found in a kind of
mound, were buried with their heads
down, and were from seven to eight
feet in height, and must have been
placed there at least 200 years ago
as on the top of the mound was the
btump of an old elm tree two feet in
The gypsies of the Trans lvania
teach young bears to dance by placing
them on heated iron plates while the
traincr,plays on the fiddle. The bear
lifting up its legs alternately to escape
the heat involuntarily observes the
time marked by the tiolin and even
tually learns to lift his legs whenever
he heais the music.
a college gown and mortar board
and at 10 he is parting from the
woman at her deathbed. At 1 1 he is
a middle-aged man and at 12 is old
"Some time ago," says Nature,
"an English resident at Canto, Mr.
Pitman, bought a curious monstrosity
a sow with six legs. The front part
ot the body is simple that is, the am
mal has one head, one thorax, and two
front legs. Behind all the organs are
double. M. Bexaure the French Con
sul at Conton persuaded Mr. Pitman
to let him have this strange creature
for the Paris Museum of Natural
History where it may now be seen.
It is white, with great black spots and
appears to be in perfect health. The
separation of the two trunks seems to
begin after the dorsal vertebra: but the
animal is so fat that this cannot be
A cablegram to the New' York
Herald of the 26th, says: "Young
William Walter Phelps Dodge and a
still younger Miss Ida Lena Cooke
were married here by the high sheriff,
who is as successful at tying the mat
trimonial as the more fatal noose.
The bride's father was present and
some of her friends. It was alleged
that the young bridegroom had re
ceived his parent's blessing and con
sent by cable and that the principal
motive for this was the chivalric one
of saving the young lady from the idea
of her having been compromised by
the elopement. The young couple
looked happy and have returned to
the romantic lake district where love's
young dream began " Miss Cooke is
the circus rider with whom Dodge
eloped some days ago.
Mr. George M. Pullman the palace
car prince is building himself a home
at the Thqusands Isles i?iver St.
Larence, that will be a wonder to that
region. A letter to the Philadelphia
Press says of it: "It is a tall tower
like structure built entirelj of granite,
An elevator will convey the family to
the top of the tower. It will be ligh
ted byelectiis city; in fact no expense
is being spared to add to it all the
modern improvements of a citv man
sion and make it a veritable palace of
beauty and comfort. It is whispered
about that Mr. Blaine will become
the guest of Mr. Pullman on his re
turn from Europe but in answer to a
letter of inquiry concerning the rumor
I have Mr. Pullman's flat denial of its
Wuth. Still every one believes that
this greatest of Amerscans will again
pull a few muskallonge from the St.
Larrence river and to an early date."
A Baao Ball Enthusiast.
"Of linso l)ll I am ory fond,"
Salil Clara toiler frlnul)
"And on tlio grand stand frequently.
An afternoon I spend.
I lore to licnr tlio players shout
Amdycll ltko run thing)
And I'm In hopes 1115 aelf, some day,
To niulon diamond ring "
"What If they should get to calling
this campaign Tipplecanoe?" New
York Evening Post.
It is perfectly proper to carve out
your own fortune, but you should not
chisel, other people in doing it. Bos
"Mamma," inquired Flossie, "Didn't
the minister say that I got my eyes
from you?" "Yes, dear." And you
really used to have four eyes, mam
ma?" Harper's Young People.
Politician "Well, what do you
think of taking the duty off chloride
of sodium?" Saginaw Salt Man
"Oh, I don't care a hang about
making drugs cheap, but I don't want
them to take the duty off salt."
Flavored at Anyrate : Al. "I hear!
Bill invited you to have a petit dinner
Francais at his rooms; so?" Ed.
"Yes, his cook is Irish. All the French
about his dinner was the moutarde de
Dijon." Detroit Free Press.
Tramp "Can you give me some
thing to do, sir?" Gentleman "What
are you?" Tramp "I'm a journey
man, sir." Gentleman "A journey
man what !" Tramp "Just a journey
man; that's my business." Washing
She "How immeasurably grand
the ocean is ! It always lifts me above
myself and makes our own little lives
and interests seem so petty and hol
low." Gustavus (who is feeling queer
and heard imperfectly)-" I don't mind
being hollow if I only dared fill up
In the Country: Miss Travis "Oh,
here you are, Mr. De Smith ! Mrs.
Raynor says she lost the dinner horn
and doest't know how to get the men
up to dinner. Suppose you go out
and stand on the piazza. I think they
could hear your necktie as far as the
last meadow." Burlington Free Press.
Merchant (to partner) "Here's
Hupenheimer, of Illinoise, writes that
there is a mistake of $:o in the foot
ing of his bill." Partner "In his fa
vor?" Merchantr "No, in ours. Hon
est man, he?" Partner "Does he
send another order?" Merchant
"Yes, a big one." Partner "Better
get a special rating Irom Bradstreet
before shipping the goods." Puck.
R. H. Gray,
STAPLE AND FANCY
Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran, Etc.
Country Proftnce Boncht and Solfl:
? $ ? j J5. J5 ?
"Cotton Belt Route."
Tlio New Standard Gauge
Through .. Line !
Arkansas and Texas,
The Boston Idea.
"Now, my dear little man," said
Miss Daisy Dimity, who had volun
teered to teach a class of small boys
in a Boston Sunday school, "you must
sit real still, and I'll tell you about
what a perfectly lovely place heaven '
is, and what a perfectly beautifu 1 time I
you'll have if you are dear, good little I
boys real little gentlemen, and go!
there. You can't imagine how per-1
fectly charming it will be. Oh, there'll J
be the most delightful music ! As
good, I have' no doubt, as our own I
symphony concerts, and there'll be J
such lovely singing all the time ! Oh,
life will be like a poem a real Brown-1
ing pom forever and ever. It will I
just be too beautiful for anything !
Everybody will be so cultured and re
fined and you can't think how lovely
it will be !"
"What if we go to the bad place !" 1
asked a wonder-stricken little fellow, i
"O o-o-h !" ciied the teacher with a
little gasping shriek. "Oh, that
dreadful horrid, horrid place ! It
will be full of all kinds of dreadfully I
coarse, common people, and they'll be
saying and doing all sorts of vulgar
things, society will be so dreadfully, '
dreadfully mixed there it will be per
fectly horrid to thing about. Ugh !
No, no; clear little boys, you must;
mind your papas andmammaj, never !
do anything naughty, and then you'll !
go right to that dear, delightful place, I
which will be filled with the very first
families in all Boston, and it will be 1
too perfectly lovely for anything.
Via CAIRO to
Connecting In Union Depots with ' t
through trains for alt points In
A Flue Oirer.
Do you want hay. corn, bran, wood,
ohiukons. eggs, buttor, a-cow and calf, '
or have you anything to soil or barter, I
seo Geo. B. Lainbdon. I do business I
at present under my hat, and can bo I
fiiuiid on tlio street nftor nlno o'clock
until four. Geo.B. Lamhdix. '
I will buy your cow and lot you
keoj) hor as long ns you buy food from
mo, or will bring you a cow, if you
The boys and girls aro all going to '
Kophal's for fruits, toys and candles.
Fine comb honoy at Joe Thomp
son's. .Too Thompson has some of the pret
tiest comb honoy in ono and two
pound boxes, just received.
EVERY - DM
Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin,
Michigan, Indiana, 4
Pennsylvania, New York,
Ohio, and all Points!
North and Bast.
Don't buy a ticket for any
point until you have consult
ed the Agent of the St. Louis,
Arkansas nnd Texas Railway,
Gonoral Passenger Agent, St. LouisJ
E. W. LoBAUME,
Ass't Gon'l Tass. Agonr, St. Loula.
D. E. HIRSHFIELD,
Local Ticket Agent, Waco, Texa