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WAQ9 EVENING NEWS.
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 20 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 25 cts.
Our Damask Matting will be sold for 33 cts.
LACE CURTAINS CUT RIGHT IN TWO ! !
Our $1.50 Lace Curtains will be sold
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
BEEN HEARD OP BEFORE.
MOSQUITO - BARS!
In the pioco and ready made will be sold
prices mat it would be folly to allow these little
Humming Birds to trouble us.
A Large Assortment of Dado Shades on Hartshorn
Rollers at (JO cts. and Upwards.
Tiro Cut Prices lit our Carpet Department arc Still (Join? 011.
J. It. Ollmcr A o" Iliirsalii.
No. 1. A now G room two-story
brick houso In St. Louts, Mo. Corner
of Utah and Iowu streots, No. 127-7.
This is m ovory way a nieo place mid
only 3 blooks from Benton Park.
Place worth $3600 with an incum
brance of $2000 which has two years
to run at 0 per cent intorosl. "Will ex
change equity In placo for a houso and
lot in Waco. Tho object of oxehang
lng is to locate in some good sized city
In Texas, and go Into tho manufactur
No. 2.-10,000 acres in Bandora
county, all under fencoin abouto pas
tures, about 500 acres In cultivation,
08 miles from San Antonio, llancho
woll stocked. Will exchange for Waco
No. 3 10 acres near Daughorty's to
exoliango for proporty In tho city,
price $2,000. Also 0 acres near Driv
ing Park to exoliango; price SI. GOO.
Xo. A 700 acres of land in Limo
utn enmity, 1 '.miles north of Frosa,
0110 third down," balance on as long
timo at-, desired, stock, utensils and
all go lth tho placo, 100 acres In
cultivation, 50 acres pasture, 400 acres
pratrlo, 300 in timber, three sots of
cablus. Will soil at a bargain.
No. 5520 aero farm, consists of
lots N. 5 and Oof tho Antonio Man
chaca survey, Is all under good live
wire fence, about 75 acres In cultiva
tion, balance in pasture, a good frame
houso of 0 rooms on tho place, barn
and other Improvements. Tho land
is about 0 miles south of Bolton and
ono mile from Salado Itiver on which
is located u steam flouring mill. Val
ue $20 poracre. AVill exchange for
lumber, or Waco property.
No. 0125 acres 1)j miles northwest
of Walnut Springs, all under fence,
nearly all tillable 70 or 80 acres in
cultivation, plenty of water. Price
$1,800,0110 third cash, balance to suit
No. 7 Lots 1 and 2 block 17, Cham
borlin addition. North 5th and Ky.
No. 84 lots block' 13, Bell's addi
tion on 23d and Clevolaud Sts., also
lots on 22d aud Flint Sts. South
west corner blook 5 Bell's addition.
Will take SI ,000 for all.
J. B. G11.MKB & Co..
Franklin street is showing .com
mendable signs of progress, and the
Brunswick Hotel is leading the pros
ston and will soon be one of the lead
ing hotels of the city, as Mrs. Ed
Ayhrte has taken charge, she being a
lady of vast experience in the hotel
WACO, TEXAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 188S.
THEY HAVE NEVER
for tho balance of tho season at such
Setting Fven with a Female
F10111 tin- New York Telegram.
Femalo "spotter" are now employed
on ono of tho Brooklyn surfaco street
car lines, and sono of tho detectives
aro cleaver enough to escapo dotectinn.
Thoy havo various methods of keep
ing track of tho fares collected with
out oxcillng tho suspicion of tho con
ductor, but recently one of thorn was
observed in her sly work, and tho
knight of tho boll punch decided to
got oven. His system was to stick a
pin in her dreis for every pasongor
that canio aboard tho car. Tho con
ductor, to get oven with her, turned
in 15o moro than ho collected. The
Tho cute lltllo spotter turned hor pins.
Said tho cashier: "You aro throo pins
short." Her survices were dispoused
with, and sho will probably novor
know how tho mistake occurdo unless
sho reads this item.
The persistent novel reader is some
timos a ''spotter," and when sho
turns a loaf it does not mean that she
has dovoured its contents. It is just
possiblo that this is a little system o
keoplng "tab," and that tfio number
of pages turned on a trip means so
many nlckles collected.
Where House Flies Winter.
From tlio Wilmington, N. C, jrcssengur.
Some ono has asked, whoro do Hies
go in wintei? This Is a question of
some interest, for a house tly is born
fully grown and of mature size, and
there aro no Iittlo Hies of the saino
spooles, the small ones occasionally
observed being difFerent In kind from
the large ones. Tho houso ily does not
bite or pierce the skin, but gathers its
food by a comb or rake or brush-llko
tongue, with which it is able tosorape
the varnish from covers or books, and
it thus tloklos the skin of persons
upon whom it alights to feed upon the
perspiration. A tly is a scavenger
and Is a vohiole by which contagious
diseases are spread. It poisons wounds
and may carry deadly virus from de
caying organic matter into food. It
retires from the sight at the begin
ning of winter, but whore it goes few
persous know. If a search of the houso
beniado they will be' found in great
numbers secreted in warm places in
the roof or between the partitions or
1, SOll &
HAVING SUCCEEDED TO THE BUSINESS LATELY OWNED BY
H. B. CXviVIMvIV & Co.
CORNER AU3TIN AND FIFTH STREETS,
We would Respectfully Invite Attention to
our unusually well assorted stock of
Gents' - Furnishing - Goods,
Carpets :. and :. Mattings.
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?p w p w s
PRICES GUARANTEED AGAINST
Lessing, Solomon & Eosentbal,
eorner ttlx tixxct -iVus-tiia Sts.
floors. Last winter wo had occasion
to oxamino a roof aud found arounp
tho chimnoy myriads of Hies hibernat
ing comfortably and sufficiently llvoly
tolly when disturbed "in ovorpowor
ing clouds." No doubt this is a favor
ito winter resort for these creatures.
A Few Humble lives.
Ilillsboro, Tex., July 31. Mr.
Woody Bradley, while ongaged tlds
morning in cutting hay, unfortunatoly
drovo his team into a bumblo bees
nest, which caused them to tako
fright and run away, throwing Air.
Bradley to tho ground and dislocating
his right shoulder. Two surgeons
Woro called who reduced tho disloca
tion, and ho Is now doing woll.
A Wrecked IZniriiic.
ltiiomo, Tex., July 31. Littlo Ella
Bhome, daughter of Colonel B. O.
IUionie, was badly scalded about tho
faco, arms and breast yesterday morn
ing while watching tho workings of
an englno, contrived by her littlo
brother out of an etnuty llvo gallon
coal-oil can. Tho safoty valves ho
had fixed refused to work and it ex
ploded with the above result.
Ioe mill Murder llarily Mixed.
Corpus Christi. Aug. 1. At 4:30
this afternoon a man staggered up the
steps of the courthouse and called for
a physician. On investigation he
proved to be George M. Siglor, of
Galveston. He had been stabbed
with a pocket knife by Sam Tinney of
this city. The reason of the stabbing
was given as follows by Tinney, who
is now in custody: It appears Jthat
young Siglor had been paying atten
tions to the daughter of Tinney. A
marriage license had been secured and
all parties repaired to the residence of
Tinney, accompanied by the justice
of the peace. At first the gill refused
to marry Siglor, but finally consented.
Siglor also at first refused, but finally
said that he would do whatever the
girl said. She consented; he then le
fused, and as he said "no" Tinney
sprang toward him and stabbed him
once with a pocket knile. It is not
yet known whether the wound will
prove fatal, but it is feared that he is
bleeding inwardly. An examining
trial is now being conducted and
Siglor's declaration taken. His
hiends in Galveston have been wired.
A I'm ill nl I lie ret or.
Fort Worth, Aug. 1. Tho settlors
of Hemphill and Lipscomb counties,
in tho Panhandlo, aro stirred up over
tho fact that some herds ofsouthorn
1 Texas cattle aro about to pass through
tlioir country, and they aro talking of
taking steps to havo thorn turned
bnck, fearing that tho germs of tho
Texas fever will bo deposited along
the rou to they travel.
Cavo Springs, Aug. 1 .Tamos Lake,
Jas. Baker, James Palmer and Will
McDaniol, lour young negroes, wero
bound over to tho Supremo Court by
Judgo Burnos, upon tho ohargo of
criminal assault upon a 'young girl
named Sarah Brlttau. Tho evldonco
siowed that tho girl loughtand strug
gled witli tho fionds. As it is not a
bailablo case tho rscals wero put In
jail until tho noxt meeting of court.
A Texan Veteran Henri.
Abilene, Tex., Julv'31. There is to
chronicle to-day the death of Mr Rob.
ert Wyrcs, one of the old soldiers
whose deeds helped to win the Inde
pendence of Texas. He was eighty
seven years of age, and came to Texas
in the early days when the country was
new and unsettled. When the war
for Texas Independence commenced
he was an active participant, and was
with Sam Houston at the battle of
San Jacinto. Later on, when the
United States declared war against
Mexico, he took up arms to serve his
El Paso, Tex., Aug, 1. The larger
towns in the Northern Mexican bor
der states are in a deplorable sanitary
condition and the death rate, in com
parison with the population is some
In Paso Del Norte a town of 8000
inhabitants just opposite El Paso, an
the southern side of the Rio Grande, the
annual death rate is 37 per 1000,
while in El Paso with over 12,000 in
habitants it is only 7 per 1000. In
the City of Chihuahua, which has
perhaps 15,000 inhabitants the official
statistics of June give 89 deaths, 9
births and 11 marriages.
I'ruvltetl In 11 luli.
Selma Ala, Aug, 1 A terrific
wind and rain storm passed over the
city this evening doing much damage.
Treceeding the storm, lohn Coats,
colored was struck by lightning while
walking on the lailroad track. His
body was a perfect mass of mutilation,
every bone having been broken into
atoms by the electricity.
Calumet, Mich., Aug. 1. Tho bodv
of Michael Weiss, a singlo man, 40
years old, was found near tho Bed
Jacket depot to-day, with his head
blown completely oil. It Is supposed
ha committed suicide by placing a
stick of hercules powder In his mouth
and touching it oil". Tho hralus and
skull wero scattered for 100 feet
Bowling Green, Mo., Aug. 1. Yes
terday the family of James Johnson
made somo icecream, aud In com
pounding tho nilxturo flavored it too
highly with vanilla. Tho result was
that in less than half an hour's time
sovon of the family .wore in convul
sions. A physician was Immediately
called iu, and, by very hard work,
succeeded iu bringing six of them
around, 'but the seventh, a young
child about 0 years old, is still In a
very precarious condition.
A Woman Criminally ANtaiilteri
Chattanooga, Tenn., Aug. 1. Mrs.
Sarah Coif, an aged woman who Uvea
with her invalid daughter just out of
the city limits, was to-day outraged
In a most horrible manner by a negro.
She was picking berries iu an isolated
placo when the negro attacked her.
Mrs. Coif was beaten and choked un
til sho was almost dead. Tho brute
has not been captured.
Sherman Aug, 1 Rev. G. Hat
rison an aged Methodist preacher
who resides at Carson iS miles from
here who was in business there for
some time with his son-in-law sold out
1 to the latter and was to receive a part
01 tne uusine&s proceeas, yesieraay
he was here, went home, shot his son-in-law
and then shot himself and after
wards, took morphine. Both arc
Iliillronil t'oiiHli'iielioii in Tcxm.
Austin Aug 1. According to statis
tics furnished to the State comptroller
the total railroad construction in Texas
during the year just ended amounts
to 916 miles as follows: Aiansas Pass,
238: St. Louis Arkansas and Texas,
317: Fort Worth and Denver. 114:
Missouri Kansas and Texas 142:
Gulf Colorado and Santa Fe. 65,
and Fort Worth and Rio Grande. 40.
There are 7600 miles of railroad
operated in Texas.
Artesian Well nl lialietton.
Galveston, Aug. 1. Mr. Slegle, who
has tho contract for boring a soriesot
artesian wells to supply I ho new oily
water works under construction, tho
united capacity of which shail bo
2,000,000 gallons dally, for which ho la
to receive SSO.000 if successful, Iiiih
struck with his first well, at a deptli
of 717 feet, tho deepest water boring
strata of sand yet penetrated. Tho
dopth of tho strata is fifty-five foot,
and tho flow of water is fully as stiong
as that socured at any of tho wolls
sunk In this city before development.
Fe er Epidemic.
San Antonio, Aug, 1 Mr. Charles
A, Dubois is in San Antonio to-dav
from the settlement of Big Sandy ,sixty
miles east of here. He is endeavor
ing to engage physicians to visit that
place and attend the inhabitants,
nearly every one of whom arc stricken
with a malignant type of fever that
has recently made its appearance
there. The doctors of the neighbor
hood have given out from sheer ex
haustion, some of them having Deen
called twelve times in a single night.
Now York, Aug. L Over 300 Ital
ians, disgusted at not bolng able to
obtain employment, sailed for home
to-day on tho steamer Alosla, on the
Fabre. line. On tho same vessel, by
order of Collector Mugano, wero Santo
Carmerezo and Calmlne MaugulIo,two
desperate Italian brigands who ar
rived hero on a Fabre lino steamer
about two mouths ago. Tho men wero
Ironed and, until tho vessel sailed,
guarded by custom houso ollleers.