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Waco Evening News.
TETE NEWS COJVriA.XC"ir.
J. II. lllMtWOlM). limine. Manner.
suiu'citii'iiON r'irrv cE.vrrf a month
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Thirty five sunstrokes in St. Louis
on Friday, last and scores of horses
aruTcattle died from the heat.
Dallas has a. society lor the preven
tion of 'cruelty to animals, and Hous
ton is organising such a society.
A discussion over free trade and
protection in Dallas grew so hot that
a fee fight ensued.
There va& a very general rain all
through the central portion of Missis
sippi valley on Saturday followed by a
strong south breeze in Texas and
cooler weather, and slight appearance
of rain this morning.
The colored race is developing some
artists in burglary. A colored burg
lar is raiding Dallas night after night
getting away with the loot, and a
whol: skin, and setting the police
crazy in vain endeavors to catch him.
They are running the business of
Jay Gould's sickness into the ground.
When they assert that he is threatened
with insanity they forget that they are
talking of a methodical mad-man,
whose laugh in his sleeve merely cools
his cuff. We never yet heard of a
fox dying of brain fever.
The civil war is fading into history
with the death one by one of the pri
vates, colonels and generals who took
active part therein. To the new gen
eration it is becoming a memory, and
time is rapidly healing the wounds it
made. Only a few weather-beaten
time-scared veterans remain in the
year 'S8, and the death of Gen. Phil
Sheridan has lessened the number by
William F. Nance, proprietor of the
Tennessee hotel, last evening lodged
information against one Higginbottom,
a trainman, charging him with kidnap
ing his daughter, who is said to be
only 14 years old. An officer started
to the union depot last evening to ar
rest Higginbottom as his train came
in, but missed connection. The young
girl is reported to be at Terrell, to
which point her father started last
evening, determined to bring her
home. Dallas News.
The mineral yield of the United
States for 1S87 is unprecedented. Its
total value is $538,056,345, being
largely in excess of that of 1886, and
more than $100,000,000 greater than
the output of 1885. The principal
gains were in the production of metal
lie ores and fuels necessary for smelt
ing them. The production of pig iron
alone increased more than $26,000,
000. The product of coal is the larg
est ever recoraea, ana, taicen as a
whole, the mining industry has shown
An observing man has remarked
that merely to glance at a pretty wo
man causes her to moisten her lips
with a sort of nervous rapidity, and
the reason for this action is causing no
little discusion among his fellow-men.
"Glance, however, casually, in a car
or in a place of amusement at a lady,"
volunteered one man, "and note how
promptly her tongue moistens her red
lips." The masculine verdict is that
the action is a-bit of vanity.
This country exported last year $40,
000,000 worth of petroleum, $90,000,
000 worth of provisons, $125,000,000
worth of breadstuffs, and $200,000,-
oqo .worth of cotton. These branches
of industry paid as good wages near
ly as any of the protected industries
a great deal better than some of
them. In every other line our re
sources are equally superior to those
of foreign countries. Why, then,
should wages be reduced because the
tariff is reduced? It is only the cry
of the millionaire, who gets the benefit
of the surplus taxation, to intimidate
Jano and John A Oruol Tnlo.
"Oh, do not let the word lie nay,"
llie lover cried, In woo,
"All right, .John I leiir)," she replied:
"Itslisn'tbenay, but no."
If .this is the best time to buy coal,
as we are inloimed by an exchange,
whv shouldn't January be the best
time to lay in fly paper and mosquito
Young Mother (to butcher) "I
have brought my little baby, Mr. Bull
winkle. Will you kindly weigh him?"
liutcher "Yes, ma'am; bones an' all,
I s'pose?" Timds.
Better Than a Burial : Cholly "I
say, Binx, did you ever witness a bur
ial at sea?" Binx "No. never saw a.
burial but we had a wake behind us
all the way over last trip." Harper's
Stranger "You don't look happy,
friend. Met with some heavy los?"
"No, sir. I have just retired from
business to enjoy life." Time.
"Were you troubled with ennui at
sea?" he asked, airily. Well," said
the Chicago girl, "I was at first, but
cracked ice relieved me very much."
Prompter (to boy) "Tell Mr. Ham
that his cue will be given soon for the
death scene; is he ready?" Boy
"Yes, sir; he's just got through eatin'
a watermelon." New York Sun.
On His Wedding Tour : Husband
"1 want looms for myself and wife."
Hotel clerk "Suite!" Husband
"Of course, she is perfectly lovely.
The sweetest girl lin America!"
After a lieutenant on board an Eng
lish guardship applied to the captain
for leave to go on shore and was re
fused, he asked for reasons for refusal
and expoitulated: "If I ask for leave
and you refuse it without giving any
reason I shall walk about the deck
with a stigma on my back." "By
Oeorge, sir," cried the captain, "it 1
catch you walking up and down her
Majesty's deck with anything but her
Majesty's uniform on your back I'll
have you tried by court martial."
"My sermon to-day," said the Ne
braska clergyman, looking placidly
over the congregation, "will
Sabbath desecration, and I trust that
I will be able to point out its wicked
ness to good effect. Before opening
my discourse, however, I will an
nounce that a bae ball game is in
progress south of the church, and for
the convenience of worshippers the
score 01 innings win De recoraea on
the blackboard by Bro. Johnson. My
text is 'Remember the Sabbath day to
keep it holy7.' "
The two men had occupied the
same seat in a railway coach for half
a day, and the train had reached its
destination. "I am indebted to you,
sir, for an agreeable conversation that
has relieved greatly the monotony of
a long journey. May 1 ask your
name?" "Certainly, My name is
Sullivan." (Jocosely) "Not Mr. Sul
livan of Boston?" "Yes, I reside in
Boston." "What! Not " (haughtily)
"No, sir! I am a college profes
sor." "Beg pardon. Permit me to
introduce myself. My name is Crow
ley." Smilingly; "Not Mr. Crowley
of New York?" "Yes, New York is
my home." "What! Not ." Hotly;
"No, sir! I am the president of a
bank, sir !" Coldly; "Good day, sir!"
Friendly; "Good-day !" Chicago
I.eaiiuglu n Hurry.
Fort Worth Aug. 6. About mid
night several gentlemen who were
coming along East Third street were
astonished to see a man clad very
scantly and carrying some extra attire
in his hand speeding along toward the
Santa Fe trestle, panting tunously as
if he had run some distance. Not
far behind him came the form of a
woman, carrying something in her
hand that looked, one of the men says,
very much like a pistol. The woman
was vowing vengeance and seemed to
be in a towering passion. The offi
cers will investigate the case. No
one who saw the couple know them.
Houston Aug, 6. Dallas took an
other game from Houston to-day bv
a score oi 6. to 5. The batteries
were Voss and Brady for the visitors
and Erichson and Murphy for the lo
Dallas Aug, 6. Railway tickets
will be on sale at all stations in Texas
on the 1 2th 13th and 14th good re
turning until the 20th to and from the
state convention which meets here
The l'hiladephia Press is advertis
ing for the names of Democrats who
propose to vote for Harrison. This
looks as if the supply was running
Will time, you ash, my heart from thine estranROt
1 110 quality of loving do not mock I
Can hcaru Hint lovo (luil tlmo In Time to channel
That onu tick of thu Rreat celestial clock
The angels hear, wherein o can hut cl.np
Thu thing wo lore and lay It on the, tomb
That Ln-ttUiliiK siaco, wherein wo can hut grasp
The key to llcavn, anJ lol tho pairs iiplojm.
Ami uoMand tremtiltiiKOti tho outer stUC
Ask. rather, can a breezo fan out tlietf.rt?
Lovo Ispu-ruit Ihwen hits throne,
Inllnltuilo IU limit, Ooil Ub guide.
nil Tlmo can only teach to llieo and mo
s. K'llileu preludtf to a lo e to no.
-Orella Key Hell In Detroit Freo Press.
A ttVoUVi Supply or Stumps. '
Th.it populur actor, V. J. Florence, was
onco im Miiployo of a bank iwta company In
MiHcltv Hon as tnlkuig about it recently
i ho was licking a postngo fctomp for service,
gun letter which ho liqlil In his hand. Said !
ho: "Tho Arm ns Itnudon, Wright, ilatcii
& Kdlscui. They were bank uoto printers,
and bail contracts from tho government.
They printed nnd gummed tho postage
itntuiM. It wns my duty, ns office toy. to
upend half an hour twice a week with a brush
and raj Inml in spreading tho gum proba
tion over tho stamps Tho amount ot lalior
on ray part supplied tho cntlro uiiioiint 10
quired for whole, week. Just think of the
riinnnca between that tlmo und now 1
presume it would tnko mo throo months to
gum by hand n week's supply of stamps for
tho government. This old oxperieiico of mitu
was In 1S40 or '47, Tho printers had their !
offices on tho top lloor of what Is now the
custom house. It wns then tho Merchants'
Exchange "New York Tribune.
Mrs. l.nnRtry iTut n ..
Evidence continues to pour in showing
that whoever made tho statement that
Mrs. Langtry was tho first alien woman to
become a citizen of this country was quite
far from the facts. Judgo Thomas
Moran, of Chicago, tho associate judge
of the appellate court, says that his
mother, a native of Ireland and subject
of Great Britain, took out papers and bo
came n naturalized citizen of Now York
BUtoasfor back as 183G or 1837. He
Bays that prior to the adoption of tho re
vised statutes, about 1830, an alien could
not inherit or hold titio to land in New
York. "My mother," he 8aid, "camo
hero as a child, nnd her father acquiied
property in Now York. It was probably
to enable her to retain her right and title
en this that she became naturalized.
Very Hkely mauy other ladies in a simi
lar position in tho original states and
colonies did tho cry same thing; so I
imagine) tho occurrence i3 much less raro
than the papers think. Until tho legisla
tures of tho duTcicnt states changed the
law it had 'to b done." New York Sun.
PUtYS AND ACTORS.
Clara Louise Keliocc baa cancelled nil lin
Louise 1'oineroy will go to Europo soor..
Nest ieason sho w ill hare a new plaj .
Dion lioucicnult, from Chicago, goo3 tc
San Francisco forn tour through Australia.
Somo now stars for next year: JIattie
Earlc, Paulino Hall and Frederick De
Lawrence Barrett has re-engaged for next
sea-on's Booth-Barrett company all of the
Abbey has had to plank down $40,000 for
Patti and $10,000 for Coquelin before these
worthies will begin work under him.
Minnie Palmer is becoming a. perambulat
ing jewelry shop. Her newest acquisition is
a 4,000 set of turquoises, tho gift of her
busbaud's partuer in a iuiuiug culatlou.
A story that seems to bo circulated for nd
rertisiug purposes places on John Wilkes
Booth the paternity of Harry Licy, now
playing in "The Still Alartu." Tho story Is
probably without foundation. Air. Lacy was
clerk in a shoo store before he turned actor.
Tho collapse of tho American exchange in
London will bo felt by quite a number of
professionals who have been in the habit of
doing business through the institmtion. It is
said that Henry E. Abbey carried a letter of
credit of $10,000 on the exchange w hen he
sailed recently. Charles JIapleson nnd Ed
win Clcary nro also among the sufferers.
The emperor of Austria is expected to visit
Tho Parisians are so dissatisfied with the
weight of the Euglish high hat that their
hatters havo invented a silk hat weighing a
littlo moio than un ounce and a half.
In tho last firo years $00,000,000 worth of
diamonds have been taken to England from
the African dumond field Since IbTl $100,
000,000 worth, or three and a half tons, have
been taken from tho ICimbeiley mine alone,
Rome has grown so that many of its moat
interesting features nre threatened. The
magnificent Ludovisl gardens weie offered
to tho city for 1000,000. They nro now worth
ten times that amount as building lots, and
will bo cut up.
The British government is advised by mili
tary authorities to lay a cablo across the
Pacific trom Now Zealand, via the Fiji
Islands und Sandwich Islands, to Vancouver
and through British America. That would
give them two lines of communication with
Snn Francisco, with a property raluatiou
of i 100,0(10,000, appropriated S'JOO.OOO for
tchool purposes, or this amount 575,000 lias
been expended for school buildings..
There ato now iifiO students in Clailin uni
eisity, Orangeburg, H. C, un institution tor
coloied people. Most of them me paying I
their own way, und ure studious, zealous and
Tho peoplo of Japan are greatly Interested
in tho education and deration of women. In
16t7 theio weie liiS now schools nnd societies
for girls and women established in that
country. These ui 0 In addition to tho public '
schools, w hleh have long existed.
A public reading room, tho first of the
kind, has just leen opeued at Bt. Petersburg,
n connection with a good library, to which '
olcs have been contributed by some public '
.liiited citizens. Adraittnnco is free nnd
permission is given to borrow books for read
ui? ut homo.
K E. W. MITCHUl
Will REMOVE fkom ;
RAGLAND'S .-. OLD .-. STAND
70 THE STORE
At 402 Austin Avenue.
WHERE HE WILL CARY
rPO MENT A nice three room cottatrc on tho
JL corner of Tenth nnd Webster, good well
ofwater. AppI) to .1. A. Janes. tf
IriOH SALK-Ono book cae. 1 step ladder. 4
1 tables, 1 four horse inline, lotvr heating
t-Um'siuul pipe. '! desks, bowl and pitcher,
wash stands, half dozen chairs, ('digraph tjpe
wrlter, olllce railing and counter, patent letter
illes. 1 llnll sale, 1 store counter, iO.UOO old
paiers nnd n large amount of other second
hand liirnlture, .J.o K. Ui.ui.n.
rpo 1IK-NT 'Ihc entire upper-story of my
JL new building 10." Austin Avenue.
E. W Mitchell, .Jeweler.
COWS rOU HEX! I hao.Kood milch cows
1 will rent to parties who will tnko good
tnre of them ut the low price of one dollar per
month. UiO.Lamlntlu. tf
TTOK KENT House of seu'u room on Frank
' lin and Ninth streets. Apply to C X,
Sins. O. h.
Cj-I f SV " Wi In Gold Tor the greatest
Democrat." Send address on stamped envel
ope. Z. M. Anderson, Lock llov, Xcw Or-
ANTED Three n,om house, convenient
10 uusiiicss .ippiy ai .ew s oiuce.
corner Mb street, o er Ooldstolu & Migel's
E6UND-TWO Patent Ixick Keys, on fith st.
between Austin and Franklin. Owner con
get same' by calling at this office, descrlbt
property, and pay for this notlrn.
Nicely fnrnished and well ventilated
rooms at the Brunswik Hotel, on
MOUSE SIGN AND ORNAMEMTL"
Painters .'. awl .'. Paper ,'. Hangers,
Prices Reasonable and work Guaranteed,
Olllce Comer 8th und Franklin.
R. H. Gray,
STAPLE AND FANCY
Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran, Etc.
Conutry Produce Boii&ht and Sold:
AND DIAMONDS, IN THE CITY.
THE FINEST LINE OF
St. Loais, Arkansas &
"Cotton Belt Route."
The Xew Standard GaiiRe
Through .-. Line !
Arkansas and Texas,
' 1 s f
St. Lnu Chicago
Connecting In Union Depots with;
through trains for all points in
Ohio, and all Points::
North and Bast.
Don't buy a tloket for any
point until you havo consult
ed the Agent of the St. Louis,
Arkansas and Texas Railway,
General Passenger Agent, St. LouUJ
E. W. LeBAUME,
Ass't Gon'l Tass. Agent, St. Louis.
D. E. HIRSHFIELD,
Local Ticket Agent. Waco,Tex