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Waco Evening News.
THE NEWS COlunE'-A.lSrY.
J. II. IIUHWOOD. lluolurM Manas it.
SUnSUKIl'TION FIFTV CKNTS A MONTH.
Waco, Texas, - - August 0, 1888.
Gen. Sheridan, as will be seen in
our telegraphic column, is dead.
Thiuy-five sunstrokes in St. Louis
on Friday last, and scores of horses
and cattle died from the heat.
The Southern people have not al
ways enjoyed that reputation for thrift
that obtain with dwellers in more
Northern latitudes, but we read of the
parish of Sabine, in Louisiana, with
a population of 15,000 persons, for
the most part engaged in agricultural
pursuits, and not a single entire farm
is mortgaged or otherwise incumber
ed with debt. Can any town of equal
size in the North match that.
The Indians seem to be breaking
out with hostile intent in Arizona, and
probably will make their annual hunt
ing excuision for scalps. The only
way to prevent these outbreaks is to
place those engaged in them, when
captured, beyond the reached of furth
er hunts in this world. The sickly
sentimentality which causes the gov
ernment to expend millions of dollars
every year in an attempt to Christian
lie a lot of worthless, drunken savage
vagabonds is the heaviest handicap
on a settlement of the Indian question
Mr. Tilden's splendid residence on
the Hudson river has been two years
for sale without finding a purchaser.
Greystone cost Mr. Tilden $25,000 a
year to keep up, and the estate, for
which he paid about $300,000, could
now be bought for half that amount.
The estate of Henry Ward Beecher
at Peekskill is in the same fix; the
family want to sell it, but no buyer
appears. When the great Jay Gould
shuffles off the mortal coil, it will be
no easy matter to find a purchaser lor
his place on the Hudson, which costs
$1000 a week to maintain..
Herman Qelrichs. the secretary of
the Democratic National committee,
is one of the finest swimmers in the
country. It has been his daily habit
during the summer to swim from Sea
bright to Elberon, a distance of over
ten miles. On Saturday last he
went down to the Wawayanda Club
House and attempted to swim to
Sammis 'Island. The tide, however
was too strong, and it carried him
some three miles out to sea. Just
how long he might have been in the
water is uncertain, but fortunately
Judge Clancy's yacht picked him up
in passing. Mr. Oelrichs says that he
often has been in the water ten hours
at a stretch.
One of the Pinkerton men has been
sentenced to the penitentiary in Mex
ico for 13 years. The tricker was
tricked. He was in the employ of a
railroad company, the Mexican Cen
tral. He spotted a suspicious conduc
tor and brakesman and put up a Job
on them. They suspected him and
put up a job on him. He arranged
with them to burglarize some freight.
They notified the authorities, who di
rected them to go on with the play.
At night the Pinkerton man, the con
ductor and brakeman were caught in
the act, the two first turned states
evidence and the Pinkerton man was
convicted and sent to the pen.
Asteady but very quiet influx of
Mormons is taking place into Northern
Chihuahua to the lands recently pur
chased by leading Mormons at Salt
Lake City from hacienda owners.
These new acquisitions to the popu
lation of Chihuahua usually come in
small squads of ten to twelve families
in charge of an. Elder, and sometimes
a Bishop. The latest squad seven
families with a large number of children
came in charge of Bishop McFarland.
They crossed the international boun
dary line a few days ago south of
Deining and went into camp at the
Jiew City Pologas.
Zadklol's Dally Warnings for tho
Tho astrological Indications for
August nro given as follows.
According to ltaphaol, transits nro
Uranus In Libra, which will upset
tho monotary markets of Now York
producing lluotuallons bordering on
panic. Saturn In Leo, and allllctiug
Mars,' Is particularly unfavorable for
the French and Italians. Mars and
Jupiter In Scorpio will produce shocks
of oarthquako In tho countries bor
dering on tho Mediterranean, moro
ospoelnlly about tho 12th, Saturn
forms a squuro a&peot to Mars, and
again about tho ii2d, whon heavy
storms will occur in England and
1. Boll before 10 0. in., after which
2. Ask fuvor3, buy, hlro sorvnnts
and push thy nll'alrs.
;t. Doubtful: bo careful.
t. Travel, deal with others and push
5. Sunday Rather favorable in p.
0. Uucortalu day; bo careful.
7. Tra vol, and deal with womon from
noon to 0 p. 111.
8. Soil, court atul marry.
1). Travel, deal and push thy affairs
up to 1 :'M p. 111.
10. Ask favors, buy, court and push
thy all'ttlrs up to 8 p. in.
11. Travol and sign writings boforo
1 a. in. jask favors in evening.
12. Sunday Ask favors and visit
13. Boll in tho p. in. and evening.
14. Ask no favors; be careful.
10. Avoid women, and speculate not
10. Buy, ask favors, hire sorvnnts
travol and push tho affairs.
17. Court and ask favors In p. in. and
18. Doubtful; bo careful.
Sunday Visit thy friends.
20. Travol about 2 p. in. after which
21. Soil; a most unlucky day: bo
22. Avoid females in p. in. and ovon
ing. 2U. Hire servants, travel, buy, spec
tato and push thy affairs.
24. Very doubtful all day.
23. Still doubtful: postpone impor
20. Sunday Ask favors in p.m. and
27. Sell before 4 p. in., after which
28. Soli; for all else the day is evil.
29. An unfortunate day; be careful.
30. Avoid females and marry not.
31. Doubtful; be careiul.
Slavery in Chicago.
From the Chicago Mall.
Enough has been printed in the
Times already to convince the most
skeptical that slavery does actually
exist in Chicago and in a form too
as uegraaing anu aisgusting as it very
well could be in the midst of civilized
society. The slaves in every instance
are young girls, young women and old
women females who through sheer
warn 01 any oiner means 01 procuring
food and lodging are compelled to
seek work in those hell-holes called
They are taken advantage of by as
cowardly a lot of taskmasters as ever
disgraced a manufacturing city
Ihey are driven, bullied, insulted and.
swindlpf?. Thpv nro nmnllH tr
take in wages anything their "bosses"
may see fit to offer tbem They
appear to have no recourse no remedy
wuuicvci. aucy nave no unions to
regulate prices and if they had they
are women and would have no power
to enforce them.
This species of slavery is doing
more harm to honest workers than
convicts or contract labor ever could.
It is degrading and demoralizing in
its effects upon every line of business.
It is working injury 'to the manly and
honest manufacturer, who is not a ty
rant a swindler or a coward and it is
injuring the jobber and retailer.
Honest labor can not compete with
slavery. Honest merchants can not
compete with those who starve their
The entire system is a curse to this
community. It should be wiped out.
It must be wiped out.
Denison, Tex., Aug. 5. A big
scheme, encineered bv leading hnsi.
ness men of Denison and Sherman,
and kept very close, has come to light.
The idea is to build a drive 100 feet
wide, ' macadamized for the width of
forty feet down the center the whole
way between Denison and Sherman.
A tramway along the proposed route
is also in view. Race tracks will be
established at Cooper's Wells, about
half way, and the two towns be practi
ART OF MAKING QUILL PENS,
Out of Style, but Milt INcfiit What Thi-y
Ami Clili'fljr lloilgned for.
"Quill pons! Yes. largo quantities of tliem
nro mnilo in this city," said n William street
maker to a reporter. "Tbo quills for theso
pens uro chiefly from tho gooso andthoswnn,
but tho ostrich, crow and other birds occa
sionally contributq tholr quota. Tho general
uso of steel jieus has greatly lessened tho de
mand for quills. Most of tho gooso quills
aro from tho Netherlands and Uermany,
whllo a small amount comes from tho west
ern EtnUx and Canada. Some idea of the
number of gecso required to kocp up the sup
ply may be Judged from tho fact that each
wing produces about flvo good quills, and
that by proper management a goose may
afford twenty quills during tho year.
"Quills aro classified according to tho ordei
In which they aro fixed In tho wings, tho sec
ond and third quills being tho best. Tho
quality of quills is estimated partly by tho
size of tho Iwrrcl, but moro by tho weight
Tho quills as they come from tho bird aro
covered with a meinbrnue, and nro tough
and soft, so that thoy will not mako a clean
slit Tueo defects nro got rid of and tho
quills prepared for tho ienninker by an
operation called quill dressing. A uniform
yellow color is produced by dipping the
barrels in diluted nitric acid This proceM
"Tho quills having been dressed niul fin
ished, a Krtion of tho bnrk is stripped off so
as to occupy less room in packing, and the
quills aro tied up in bundles of twenty-five
and fifty each for tho market. Tho quills,
having lon prepared, nro cut Into pens by
tho pen cutter's knife, and nro also trimmed.
A pen cutler will cut in n day 000 ions.
Crowqulll pens am usually employed in lino
drawing, on account of tho fino point to
which thoy can bo brought. They nro also
useful in that laborious kind of etching in
tended to Imitate prints. Quill pens nru
sold from S3 to $5 per 100, but tho trado is
limited." Now York Hail and Express.
Story or the Chicago Fire.
Georgo O. Williams, a well known jowclrj
merchant of Chicago, was at tho Ltndell the
other day. Ho was relating to a number of
friends several incidents which ho remem
bered cf tho Chicago fire, and ouo of tho
many unpublished storifa of that terriblo
calamity, told by Mr. Williams, 13 worthy of
print oven nt this lato day. Mr. Williams
and his family were fleeing for their lives to
ward tho lako. and as thoy reached tho cor
ner of Ontario and Sti'to streets, on the
north Bide, thoy met a poor, louo woman
struggling in tho maddening crowd anc'
seeking to gain tho street, whero. sho was in
danger of being run over by tho hundreds ot
vehicles which were driven by frantic
drivers at break nock speed toward tho lake.
Mr. Williams took charge of her and kept
her by his side, Tho woman was carrying
a closely wrapped object in her arms, and
avery now and then would murmur soothing
words of comfort to it.
Tho lako was reached at last Tho woman
laid tho object on tho sands. It was n largo
rater pitcher, filled with papers. Tho woman
Jvo vent to an ear piercing scream and
swooned away on tho beach. Sho became
hopelessly insane, and was subsequently re
moved to an asylum, whero sho is now con
fined. Through her insano ravings the
true story of tho horriblo mistake of tho
poor woman was learned. It seems that
when tho fire first broko out sho began pack-
ing up her houseliold efiocts, her husband
being nway from homo, Boforo sho had
timo to completo tho packing tho devouring
Haines wero close at hand, and realizing her
Imminent peril sho snatched her infant to
her breast with ono arm, and with the other
hand secured a pitcher, which was filled with
securities and money. Running to tho yard
In tho rear of tho houso sho threw, as sho
thought, tho pitcher of securities into an old,
dried up cistern, and fled with tho supposed
abo to tho lake. When sho reached that
Javen of safety she discovered that, instead
of tho pitcher, she had thrown the child into
tho cistern. Globo-Domocrat
A Ilroailwny Flowor Olrt.
Whenever 1 go down Droadwny past
Trjnity church of n pleasant afternoon, nt
tho timo when tho Wall street brokers nro
thronging out of their busy thoroughfaro,
dispersing for their homes, I soo n young
voman who is bewitching them with her
ilrtistio dress. Thoy don't know it, mid
could hardly bo made to comprehend it, any
how, but it is as clear as A B C to a woman.
Tho girl is a flower vendor, and for two or
three hours toward night, sho stands with
her back against tho railing of the church
yard and a basketful of flowers nt her feet.
She is decidedly pretty, to begin with. She
rears no covering on her head, and her
mplc.tiou is naturally fino enough to stand
tanning without deterioration, Sho arranges
her auburn hair deftly enough, and yet in a
stylo that does not suggest carefulness to n
clumsy male observer. Her dress is cheap
calico, but it fits her as nicely as nuy silken
gown on an heiress' figure. Her sleeves are
rolled up nearly to her elbows to show her
shapely forearms, and a shawl folded and
crossed over her bosom reveals a segment of
tho samo comploxion.
Thus sho makes the neatest sort of a figure,
tidy and feminine, without any grotesque
ness or extravagance, tiho commands ad
miration, and tho practical valuo of this
success lira In tho fact that sho can soil ten
cent flowers for a quarter. She has to en
dure a good deal of ogling and occasionally
an impertinent remark, but sho is adroit and
Belf possessed, and knows how to repel any
insulting advances. I fancy that sho does a
thriving business, because I mot her up town
tho other day, und then her ingenious flower
girl's cohtumo was replaced by n handsome
and rather expensive promenade toilet Xcw
A Lad peace is letter than a good quarrel.
An untimely guest Is worso than a Turin,-
Tho hcurt tuu cui. lu a still pool .warm
Calumny Is like a coal; If It does not burn
it will koIL
Honor is better than wealth. God waits
long, but bits hard.
Pray to Uod, but row to shnro. Modesty
is a maiden's necklace.
An old crow croaks not for nothin
Poverty is not a sin but twice as bad.
It is not so much the dew of heaven as the
weat of man's brow which render the soil
Eo W. MITCHELL
WILL REMOVJB from
RAGLAND'S .-. OLD .-. STAND
TO THE STORE BQH6 REMODELED
At 402 Austin Avenue.
WHERE HE WILL CUT THE FIHEST LIKE OF
rpo 1IENT--A nice three room cottage on Ilia
A corner of Tenth anil Webster, good well
or water. Apply to J A. Janes. tf
17U)n SALE Ono book case. 1 step ladder, 4
tables, 1 four horse engine, four heating
stoves niul pipe. :i desks, bowl and pitcher,
wash stands, half dozen chairs, Cellgraph type
writer, ollleo railing and counter, patent letter
Hies. 1 Hull sare, 1 storo counter, '."0,000 old
papers ami a largo amount of other second
hand furniture. Jxo. K. Eunx.
rpo ltKXT The entire upper-story or my
L now building 40.' Austin Avenue.
K. W. Alltclioll, Jeweler.
J" OsT A postofflce key. Under will plea
J return to the News ollleo.
COWS FOU KKXT-I have good milch cows
I will rent to parties who will take good
care of them at the low price of ono dollar per
month. Geo. Lambdln. tf
2710U KENT House of seven room on Frank
J lin and Ninth streets. Apply to C. ,
WAMtO A fewltcgulnr Hoarders at 927
Austin street. Cool, pleasant mid con
venient location. Mm. O. L. Wilet.
Ql Ci S'"'1 $--fl0 ln GoUl f0'r tho greatest
;IXV. mimberof words madefromv'Tlmos
Democrat." Send address on stamped envel
ope. ,. St. Anderson, Lock Jlox, Now Or
"TXTANTKD Three room house, convenient
VV to business. Apply at News office.
VEXING NEWS Office ft 0; Austin Ave.,
..u.i.i-i ui o.ii-i-., u.ur uuiusicin .uigci'S
ITIOUND-TWO Patent Lock Kevs, on 5th st.
between Austin and Franklin". Owner csn
j,. buuiu u uuiuug ni iius oinco, describe
property, and pay for this notion.
Nicely fnrnished and well ventilated
rooms at the Brunswik Hotel, on
.HOUSE, SIGN AND ORNAMEMTL
Painters :. and .'. Paper ,', Hangers,
Prices Heasonablo and work Guaranteed,
Office Corner 8th and Franklin.
R. H. Gray,
STAPLE AND FANCY
Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran, Etc.
Country Proiace Bonclit and Sold:
IN THE CITY.
St. Louis, Arkansas &
"Cotton Belt Route."
Tho New Standard Gauge
Through .-. Line !
Arkansas and Texas,
Via CAIRO to
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Connecting ln Union Depots with Vl.'
through trains for all points in
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Pennsylvania, New York,
Ohior and all Points
North and Bast.
Don't buy a ticket for any
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ed the Agent of the St. Louis,
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General Passenger Agent, St. Loultj"
E. W. LeBAUME,
Ass't Gen'l Pass. Agent, St. LouIb.
D. E. HIRSHFIELD,
Local Ticket Agent, Waco, Texa