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Waco Evening News.
THE NE-WS COMPANY.
1. II. IIUIUTOOn, IliulnfM Mmifr,
4Wll9(JttIPTI0X FIFTY CKNTS A MONTH.
Waco, Texas, - - August 3, 1888.
Cases of lovers killing girls because
the girls wouldn't marry them, have
been of daily occurence. This morn
ing's telegarms vary the thing. It was
a waman killed the man this time.
Further reports of the trouble on the
:5an Carlos Indian reservation show
that the Indians have been stealing
cattle and preparing a supply of dried
.rnicat preparatory it is assumed to an
outbreak of hostilities. When a party
went to arrest thehostilss they opened
fire and killed three Indians scouts.
The posse retured the fire, wounding
several of the ban d which immediately
left the reservation, followed afterward
J)y others, all going for the mountains.
Hoboker is greatly excited just now
"because of a story having become
current in that New York suburb that
a million and a half of Spanish doub
loons lie burried somewhere in one of
itsstreet. A man named Charles J. Clark
says that he is the son of a buccaneer
and that his father when dying told him
about the hidded treasure. The
money the story goes, was first buried
in Mexico and then taken up and se
credtly carried in a vessel to Nw
York and up the Hudson to the point
siamed in Hoboken.
James P. Engle, the Democratic
candidate for Governor of Arkansas,
Js x plain farmer, as his father was be
fore him. At twenty-three he was a
soldier in the ranks and rose to be
Lieutenant Colonel. At twenty-eight
die was working to reclaim his Arkan
sas farm, and five years later he went
to college. His political life dates
from the time he had reached forty,
when he was elected to the Legisla
ture. William Howell, of New York who
at thirty-nine has won a fortune and
is one of the acknowledged powers of
Wall street, is spending a week or
two at vtlantic City. Mr. Howell was
a poor but very ambitious boy. He
entered Philips Exeter Academy some
years ago. For the first month he
lived on sixteen cents a day his food
dicing oztmeal and corn meal, with
die toughest kind of beefsteak as a
rare treat once a week. The second
month he succeeded in getting fairly
good day board in return for the care
of a horse. At the end of this month
he was still better off, for he found
board and lodging for doing all the
.add chores around house and thus he
supported himself through Exeter. At
Yale he earned his way by tutoring
-and writing for papers. As for his
social standing says the Philadelphia
Times it is only neccessary to say that
he is a member of the Skull and Bones
Society the right to wear the badges of
which is one of the most desired
honors in college. His wealth to-day
is estimated at $10,000,000.
Election race troubles are beginning
-again in Fort Bend county, Texas.
Yesterday J. C. Shambling, a prominent-white
citizen, was brutally as
sassinated while sitting in his own
house, and the following placard was
found fastened on the gate leading to
ihe house :
"I am just from town and full of
tiell in the neck for all misleaders. Mr.
.Shambling, you have been holding a
(democratic meeting with the negroes
isnd you have said that any negro that
does not vote the democratic ticket on
election day is sticking a knife in your
own child's side. The republicans have
declared that no democrat shall be al
lowed to hold any democratic meeting
in private places among the ignorant
race of negroes. It is said that Grand
ma Harrison's pants won't fit Ben
uie, but Bennie is going to wear them
before the end of time. The republi-
can party is going to hold up their
heads if they die hard. We will have
no democrats to lead the ignorant ne
gro astray. You are the man to lead
them astray, and cut their throats, and
suck their blood, I am ., republican
ind have no use for a democrat. This
is a lesson to all cut-throat democrats
to hold no more democratic meetings
with the ignorant negro race of peo
ple." The arrest of a negro, H. Caldwell,
by name, was arrested and taken to
Houston, barely kept from being
dealt with by an infuirated mob.
Stevens County, Kansas.
Kansas is a great state to publish
immigration literature, glowing with
praises of the wealth of her great
prairies and of her moral and God
fearing people, but in the next bulle
tins issued to the country she will
hardly whoop Stevens county up to
any great extent. That county is not
a pleasant place for a quiet man to
take his family. The people of Stevens
county are go?d neighbors and all
that, but have cccentrities that would
annoy a peace-loving fellow. Some
times in Kentucky families and neigh
bors get a little at outs and run a list
of disturbing vendetta but in Stevens
county, Kansas, two towns have
furnished a feud which makes it red
hot for the rest of the county. Two
years ago Woodsdale" and Hugaton
were rivals for the county seat. Huga
ton got it and a feud arose increasing
in intensity ever since. The Woods
dalers and Hugatoners look upon each
other as natural enemies. It has been
the practice for two years for the
Hugatoners, when they caught a
Woodsdaler out alone, to mop the
ground up with him, and when a
Woodsdale crowd could tree aHugaton
when the Hugaton got home his wife
ran for the arnica bottle and some one
else for the doctor. A long course
of mutual crimination, recrimination
and scrimmages have resulted in a
more intense feeling, and now when
the two factions meet the arnica bot
tle is unused and the doctor gets out
his forceps or something and goes to
probing for Winchester pills. It is
the solemn conviction of the Hugatons
that a Woodsdale man was made to
shoot bullets into, and a Woodsdaler
thinks a Hugaton never looks as
handsome as when he lies with his
toes turned up among the daisies.
The effect has been very marked in
reducing the population of Stevens
county in the past two weeks, and as
both towns have just received a new
supply of Winchesters and fixed am
munition it is likely to be still more
diminished. With the present state
of feeling in Kentucky both towns
would be wiped out in twenty-four
hours, but there seems to be a saving
clause in the character of the Woods
dalers and Hugatons which saves
them from complete extermination.
Either is willing and anxious to kill
the other, but as a condition prece
dent he must get the drop on him.
All the killing that has been done, so
far, has been assassination. It is the
apprehension of this fact that keeps
the govornor from rushing toops into
Stevens ounty. When people insist
on getting the drop before killing the
slaughter never gets general, because
the other parties keep away from the
drop. But all the same, Stevens
county is not an attractive place for a
peace-loving immigrant, and Kansas
wont whoop her up much in the next
No Eloping Dla. With Hewter.
Fort Worth, Aug, 2 Jeff Smith is
a colored Gentleman. Hester Smith is
his wife. Last evening Jeff with a lady
not his wife proceeded to the depot
with the apparent intention of leaving
the city with the lady in his company
But Mrs. Hester broke in upon the
little proceeding and nipped it in the
bud in a manner extremely unpleasant
to all parties concerned. She found
the eloping couple about to step on
the cars and proceeded to do up the
fair enslaver of her husband in a man
ner not according to any known rules
of prize fiRhting but in such a way as
to frighten away the crowd that had
gathered, who gave them the whole
width of the platform. The unfaith
ful Jeff appeared to think the whole
performance quite the proper thing,
for when Officers Fulford and PemDer
ton stepped in to stop the row he
blusteringly remonstrated with them
for their interference; and the three
were marched to the cooler.
Tho fluest of cigars and the coldest
of boer at the Cotton Exchange.
The Indian Problem.
'lis plain, when you read in tho papers tbo
That too much hlonx
Has got Into tho Sioux,
But If we would give the poor Indian hladloux
Ho would be of moro usloux
Ami drink of hlonx.
"Maw, how I perspire ! "Dear me
Clara, don't let me hear you use that
vulgar expression again." "Do you
want me to say sweat?" "No, you
wretched vulgarian; you must say you
are'bedewed with heat.' The first thing
we know people will say we haven't
got no style about us."
Young Mr. Wabash ''May I have
the pleasure of acting as your escort
to supper, Miss Breezy?" Miss Breezy
(scanning her card) "Oh, thanks,
awfully; I see Mr. Porcine's name is
down for the first valse in that direc
tion. But you may have the Jsccond,
Mt. Wabash." New York Sun.
Grocer "How is it, Mr. Swartman,
that you are so particular to pay cash
nowadays? You used to run a week
ly bill." Customer "I know I did,
and you would always give me a cigar
when I squared up on Saturday night"
Grocer "Yes." Customer "Well,
it was smoking that cigar that impell
ed me to pay cash."
"I find, madam," said a young phy
sician, that your husband is suffering
from overwork." "And will he have
to give up his place under.the govern
ment?' asked, anxiously. "What's
that? Is he a government official !"
"Yes, sir." "H m ! I'll diagnose
his case again. He probably needs ex
ercise." New York Sun.
He was doing very nicely in the par
lor ,when a solemn voice came through
the open window from the porch,
"That young man makes me very
tired." Don't be alarmed, Mr. Samp
son," said the girl, as he hastily start
ed, "it is only Polly, our parrot." "I
understand it's the parrot," he re
plied, "but I would like to know
who taught her to talk."
Bobby's mother had invited a few
friends to tea, and Bobby was conse
quently instructed to be on his best
behavior. The conversation having
become animated at the table our
young friend was forgotten. A few
moments afterward his mother asked
the servant for a plate. "You can
have mine, mamma; there ain't noth
in' on it," said poor little Bobby.
"Is the editor-in-chief in?" asked a
stranger, as he sauntered into the city
reporter's room at 8 o'clock in the
morning. "No, sir," replied the jani
tor kindly, "he does not come down
so early. Is there anything I can do
for you?" "Perhaps so. Are you
connected with the poetical depart
ment of the paper?" "I am, Mr."
"I empty the waste baskets, sir."
An Affed Hake.
Fairmont, 111, Aug. 2. The village
of Sidney thirteen miles west of here,
is in a state of intense excitement
over the discovery of a series of crimes
committed by James Freeman a mar
ried man seventy years old, who has
it is alleged accomplished the ruin
of some twelve or thirteen young ladies
ranging in ages from twelve to sixteen
years. He was arrested yesterday,
gave bond for $1000, and immediately
absconded. The multitude of his
crimes was not discovered until after
his disappearance. His nefarious
work has been going on for over a
year, and some of the most prominent
families of the place are grief stricken
over the disgrace of a daughter.
A Fine Offer.
Do you want hay, corn, bran, wood,
chickens, eggs, butter, a cow and calf,
or have you anything to sell or barter,
see Geo. B. Lambden. I do business
at present under my hat, and can bo
faund on the street after nine o'clock
until four. Geo. B. Lambdin.
I will buy your cow and let you
keep her 11s long as you buy feed from
me, or will bring you a cow, If you
Tho tonlest barber shop in town la
that of Jeir Williams, the old "O. K '
stand, Austin street, near the square.
He has four tonBorlal artists unsur
passed In the stato, ami a nlco cool
room. Everything kopt nice and in
tho bost of order.
HOUSE, SI6N AND ORNAMEMTL
Painters :. and ,', Paper .'. Hangers,
Ou&rnhtn'a3 AklS Guaranteed.
Will REMOVE from
RAGLAND'S . OLD . STAND
TO THE STORE
At 402 Austin Avenue.
WHERE HE WILL CARY
R. H. Gray,
STAPLE AND FANCY
Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran, Etc.
Conntry Produce Bought and Sold:
EVERY - DM
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