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Waco Evening News.
3Katercd at tho postoftlco nt Waco, Toxin,
second-class mall matter.
i. II. IIUnWOOD, limine Managr.
BUBSCUUTION FIFTY CENTS A MONTH.
Waco, Texas, - August 15, 188S.
Three-fourths of the citizens of
Jacksonville hare fled, leaving houses
and property at the mercy of thieves.
New Orleans is suffering with dip
nTieria. In June there were fifty cases
:and twenty-two deaths, in July eighty
two cases and twenty-five deaths.
There are 20,000 Cherokees, 5000
'Choctaws, 5000 Chicksaws and from
uooo to 3000 Seminoles in the Indiap
Territory. The Creeks number about
$000 to to.ooo souls, but it is thought
about half of these are negroes.
London has a smaller number of in-
'habitants to the house than any other
of the great European cities; and the
population of London being immensely
.greater than that of any other city, the
area which it covers is still greater in
fproportion. Vienna has the largest
number of persons to the house, hav
ng five times as many as London.
The longest tunnel in the world, it
is believed, and which is now in a
complete state, is that which drains
theSchimnttz mines in Hungary. It
is about ten and one-fourth miles in
length, or about a mile longer than
the St. Gothard, with a height of nine
ieet ten inches and a breadth of five
feet three inches.
A new cure for sleeplessness has
."been discovered which is as philoso
phical as it is said to be. effective. It
is not by counting or repeating or by
any old methods, but is by taking up
the last thread of the last dream and
going over the dream again and
again. It is said often to produce
The latest news from the villages
cff Japan, desolated by the eruption
of the volcano Bandi Zan, foots up
the dead at 763 and persons rendered
destitute at 1980. To add to the dis
aster the eruption filled up the river
.Nagare with ashes damming up the
water and flooding the surrounding
The statistics of .suicides in France
show for the past twelve months 8572,
one-fifth of these being in and around
Paris. Poverty has only caused 483,
and this figure includes a morbid fear
of impending misery without actual
privation; 1975 cases may be traced
to mental aberration, and 1228 to
physical suffering. Among the moral
. causes, domestic trouble stands first,
and alcohoHsm next. There are 200
cases of disappointed love, 27 from
jealousy, dislike of military service
The great Lick telescope in Califor
ma promises wonderful discoveries in
the skies. Prof. Holden is very en
thusiastic over its revelations, and says
that he has views of the planets, the
stars, the milky way and the nebula
that no other astronomer ever before
had. The telecope resolves the neb
ula; in Lyra in wreaths of "sun dusts"
which are in the process of develop
ing into solid bodies, and the observa
liton of Jupiter promises to solve some
iof the curious questions about that
The Shah has caused a great stir in
Persia by issuing an imperial edict
-telling his people that "thev may en--gage
with perfect confidence in all in
dustries and enterprises which are the
basis of civilization and the sources of
lhappiness and prosperity," that they
"may without fear or apprehension of
-any kind, exercise all rights of owner
shio over their property," and that
they "may undertake any enterprise
requiring combination of capital or
the formation of companies, such as
theA cqnstruction of public works,
roads, etc." T,he world may be con
sidered conquered when Persia opens
.tier doors to civilivation.
A dispatch from St. Paul, Minn.,
states that during a storm on the
night of the 2d instant a valuable
horse belonging to Gov. McGill was
killed by lightning while the Governor
himself narrowly escaped death from
the same flash. Accompanied by
Mrs. McGill the Governor had just re
turned from a ride, and had unhar
nessed his team and left them stand
ing by the door inside the barn while
he , arranged their bedding. His
daughter, aged about thiiteen years,
who had been holding a lantern for
her father, started up stairs to throw
some hay when the flash came. The
Governor said it seemed like a sharp
explosion. He heard the horse fall,
but was so dazed himself that he
scarcely realized what had happened.
As soon as he could speak he called
to his daughter, and she res
ponded that she was safe,
though the lantern had been
knocked from her hand and
the light extinguished. Gov. McGill
has hardly recovered yet from the ef
fects of the shock.
Two men, one of them a Mormon
bishop, have been arrested at Salt
Lake city by United States marshals,
and charged with a murder committed
twenty-nine years ago. The principal
in the murder is Howard O. Spencer,
and his accomplice is George String
ham. The victim was Sergeant Pike
of the United States army. The mur
der was committed in 1859, when Al
bert Sidney- Johnston's regiment was
in Utah, at Camp Floyd. Spencer,
then a daring and quarrelsome young
man, went down to Camp Floyd and
there got into a row with the soldiers.
Sergeant Pike gave him a thrashing.
Some time later Spencer saw Pike
coming from the hotel and shotjhim in
the back' killing him instantly. He
was never even indicted, and has
since held a Mormon bishopric in
the southern part of the Territorv,
where for many years he lived.
The volcano is an agency of which
we in North America have little ex
perience, but it plays a conspicuous
part in many other parts of the world.
It is a deceitful physical force, slum
bering for centuries and then break
ing out at once and working death
and damage on a great scale. In its
long period of repose human life
creeps up the peaceful mountain in
which the giant sleeps, cities are built
at its feet and generations are born
and die under its shadow. Then
some fine morning the giant wakes
and buries the work and life of ages.
In this way Pompeii was buried, A.
D. 79, so deep that it was lost to the
world for 1700 years. The volcano
which has just wrought such fearful
havoc in Japan seems to have played
the same trick as its greater prototype
and made of several Japanese towns,
The late Gen. Sheridan's estate is
about $150,000, including a $50,000
houje in Chicago, His "Personal
Memoirs" will appear in a few weeks,
and the proceeds of the sale will
doubtless add a handsome sum to the
value of the estate. It fa proposed
also, in Congress to pass a bill giving
Mrs. Sheridan a pension of $5000
a year. The widow and family, there
fore, will be well provided for.
The idea of tne government being
thwarted in its great plans for the civ
lization of the Indians and for the
conversion of the wild prairies into
farms and villages and cities by a few
unscrupulous renegades .is not a
pleasant one to contemplate or one
that is likely to be submitted to.
When President Cleveland sent his
tariff message to Congress last winter
the Republicans said that in trying to
stir the fire of public popularity he in
advertently seized hold of the hot end
of the poker. Well, nerhans he did
But he has been stirnntr that fire so
effectually that now the other end of
the pokei is the hot one. That is why
mc is.epuoucan senate is lieuring on
the best method of cettine the Presi.
dent's end of the poker away from
mm. Chicago rsews, ma.
It will fake 50,000 to break up'theGreM
Eastern, which was gold recently for f SO.OOfe
A blind man lo Buffalo has Just passed a
law examination and boon admitted to the
Two hundred thousand Infants under 3
tears old aro bcllovcd to be farmed out In
An Ohl j man tias been tjhargod lth mak
ing love and becoming engaged W tlirefl
listers all at onco.
Phylloxera and mlldowuave to .1mgi
the. French vintage that the yield 111 bs
C,oOO,0(X) hectoliters less than lat ymii
There Is such a boom In llin Ai-jrontln
Republic that UuenosAyres bus bocwiw co
unrest city in the world to live in.
The price of pedigree Shorthorn .'aisle im
dropjied in England from anavemge "t in,
Which it reached a few yoars ago, to i"l.5
Tho cold was so sovero In Moutoroy, Mexico,
recently, that a clicus proprietor had c liuiiJ
a llro urouud his elephant to keep n't from
Deawodod, D. T., has an ami fat wciety,
tho members of which pledge ineunalvtw tu
abstain from eating anything thnt will add
to their corpulency.
A bit of Chinese philosophy nini n fol
lows: "Observe not the stranger In thy iuMb
patch too closely. Inattention Is uMi-ii th
highest form of civility."
Residents of Rapid City, D T , hsvo sent
tor a lot of quail for the purpose of uockum
that region with tho birds, rt is bellcrJ
they will withstand the rigors of the winter.
At tho mouth of tho Congo thorn luie
markablo submarine valley. Just t tun
mouth of tho liver It is 1,45 i feet deep1, and It
can bo distinctly traced for 100 miles out lo
In order to -Introduce railroads into Mo
rocco tnt king of Belgium has deviled tlw
Ingenious cchemo of fending tho sultan
oomplcto railway train with a lot of rails u
Tho now Moxican law which provides thai
ihe 18th of July each year anniversary of
the death of Benito Juarez shall bo a day of
public mourning has been published and gonit
Hereafter i.o permit will be granted in the
Cttjr of Mexico for bull fights on weekdays.
Tliisordai las been gUeu becauso hundreds
Of "work Ingmeu neglected their daily avoca
tion in order to go to the bull ring.
A sleight of hand performer in Thomson,
Ills., while giving an exhibition, presented i
loaded cigar to Frank Potter of that town.
When the cignr exploded it burned Potter's
mustache, eyelids, cvebrows, ono side of his
facb and one of his eyes.
A Connecticut woman has embroidered the
words and inusio of "Home, Sweet Home"
ona'liueu sheet which is on tho "spare room"
bed. Her guest.! hae not decided w nether
tho hostess means to indicate that they must
feel at homo or had better go homo.
In Liverpool, England, x play entitled
"Wbr s too Lunrtici" was recently enacted.
Bett f it was finished naif the people in the
au.;ve ers suoutii: "Tho author, the
author 1" When he blushingly appeared he was
greeted with roars of laughter and cries of
He s the lunatic r .
Five Paris firemen, on a laik, captured a
countryman's wagon load of hay on a public
treet, and, after turning somersaults and
going thiough other athletic exrciMj upon
st, began to throw the bundles of ha) at one
another and at others. The poll a irriven
about this time and ended the fun.
Th? finest house in Washington is that of
B. H. Warder, on K street It cost $-100,000,
and looks like a Venetian palace. It has a
bathroom of white marblo, and In one of the
bedrooms there is an apartment walled with
mirrors, so arranged that one can see overr
port of himself without turning his head.
There wero lynched during the year 1687
in tho United States no fewer than 133 per
tons. Of the various states and territories
Texas leads the list, with fifteen lynchlngs,
and Mississippi is entitled to second place.
with fourteen to her credit. All the victim
were males, eighty of them being negroes.
Saxony and Tburingia are the home od
paradiso of dolls. The annual production tf
dolls' stockings alone in Saxony is 35,uu0
dozen. Thousands of shoemakers find con
stant employment in making dolls' shoes.
The export of dolls to England, Franca nod
America is very large, and increasing every
Tho Boston and Maino railroad has just
award sd its prizes to tho station agents whe
have taken the best care of their station
grounds and made tho best floral display.
Three prizes of $50 each went to the agent
at Atkinson, Madbury and Kenncbunk.
There were four $30 prizes, seven $30 atnl
A Montgomery (Ala.) grocerymnn circii
lated tho report that he had found $1,809 It
bills hidden away among tho cobwebs In a
corner of his storo, and there was consider
able interest around town to know who had
left it tliere. After soveral persons had an
nounced themselves as claimants, he quietly
informed them that it was Confederot1
An Englishman named Hughes, rendered
splenetic by unrequited love, committed sui
cide at Bologna t a most determined man
ner Ho drank a small bottlo of whisky
mixed with strychnino, then locked tho doors
and windows, made a fire of charcoal, and
finally cut tho artery of bis loft wrist. A
loaded revolver which he had lying uuthe
table became superfluous after that.
Tho littlo village of Aberdeen, 0 , which
lls just across the river from Maysvillo, Ky,,
ha in the last quarter of a centur) beeomo
wMolj known as the Oretna Green of the
west, mid it is estimated that moro runaway
lovers aro married thre than in any other
town in tho world. In thirty years at least
10,000 eloping couples have been roado happy
theroandtho justices of the peace havo grown
rich on the marriage fees.
Gen low Wallace hbs another novel hnlf
Qnishcl. It is to treat of tho tlmo of Mo
bammed. Alphonse Daudct has just finished a novel
.titled "Immertel," ridiculing tho academy
and its forty members. '
Mr. Ituskln's mental condition ti conjld.
red more aud moro unfavorable, mrd h (
ader partial restralut
X E. W. MITCHELL
Will REMOVE from
RAGLAND'S . OLD . STAND
TO THE STORE BEIN3 REMODELED
At 402 Austin Avenue.
WHERE HE WILL CARY THE FINEST LIHE OF '
I have to offer this year tho finest
fruit nud ornamental trues, including
nil the Japan novelties in trees and
uiiuiucsi juiupuau uuius. .tiujii iiuus
will bo from flvo to six feet, well
branchod and guaranteed absolutely
true to name and at prices lower on
an average than sold by agents. Ev
erything is extra select in, kind. I
Red River, Alexander, Hynes Sur
prise, Yellow St. John, Chinese
Honey, Harris Earlv, Mountain Rose,
Gen. Lee, an improved Chlnose
Clinsr. Mrs. Brett, old Chinese Cllucr.
Old Mlxou Cling, Prlncoss,, Infant
Wonder, aud Ralson Cling, an Im
proved Indian Blood, and all other
varieties canea tor.
Wild Goose, Lone Star, Marianne,
nAw WAai'a, r2rl1n. llAnnt.
Prunus Simonii. Ogon Bo tan, Kel
sey's Japan and Prunus Pissardi, the
iinos l uuvuuy auu me oniy ornament
Meyers Early. Eureka, Early Gold
en, Russian Apricot, Jackson and
Almonds, cherries, apples, Siberian
aud other crabs, flgs and mulberries,
and in small fruits, quinces, straw
berries, raspberries and blackberries;
and in garden roots, asparagus, pie
liaub uuu uurserauisn.
Among. Daidal. Mam. Halnhivn
Higake Katsuke, Hiyakume, Kuro-
iuuie,iuasuguia, j.uino, seedless and
Champion, Moore's Early. Early
Victor, Goethe. Norton's VlnHnln
Cynthlana Black Spanish, Herbo
monr, Concord, Mission, the true El
Paso grape, Zlufandel and Niagara,
Ash, box elder, American elm. cat
alpa, diamond willow, Wisconsin
weeping willow, Russian mulberry,
soft maple (not suitable lor Texas,)
sycamore, umbrella china, Lolubardy
poplar, hack berry.
Chinese arbor, vltaes, golden arbor
yitae, pyramidalls arbor vltae, Irish
juniper, mock orange, etc.
AHheasof all sorts, crape myrtles,
deutzia crenatu, double flloweflng
peach and almonds, honeysuokles in
all varieties, lilacs, syrlngas, roses
ever blooming, Japan quince, spireas,
amelopsis, wystarlas weigollas, etc.
A largo line of European bulbs, this
year s crop, hyaolnths tullps.froezlas,
and lilies in every variety from Ber
muda, Japan and the West Indies,
will be ready in September and Octo
ber. All orders placed with me are filed
with tho most scrupulous care.
J. H. Huiiwoon,
Waco Greenhouse, N. 14th street and
I will continue the business conduc
ted by my husband J. E. Sears, de
c?ia!.ed at tl,e 8amo location, and soli
cit the patronage given him. Mr.
Cravens ,nn expert pharmacist and
druggist- who has been in my hus
band's employment nearly two years
will continue at the head of the pro
IN THE CITY.
Moore's Bargains In Real Estate.
One lot with four-room house, on
tho corner of Sixteenth and Webster
stroot. Prlco$0o0. Monthly install
One lot with three-room house, in
East Waco, near Paul Qufnn college.
rrico mw, jiontniy installment, $12.
One lot with three-room house, ou
North Sixth street, in rear of J. T.
Wilson's place. Price 300. Monthly
Ono lot with throe-room house, on
Rlvor street, East Waco. Price $250.
Monthly installment, 7.50.
Ono lot with five-room house, on
North Tenth street, near West Ave.
Price 1,000. Monthly installment,
Ono lot with four-room house, on
South Ninth street, near Cleveland.
Price $900. Monthly installment, 27.
Ono lot with three-room house, on
South Sixth street in rear of the old
university. Price 760. Monthly in
Vacant lots on Webster and Cloy
streets, on Bell Hill. Price irom 150
to 300 each, on monthly installment
plan if desired.
-ITT ANTED-A work horse Tor his feod . Ap
'.t J'1100- w- licwett, North 10th street
or O.N. Curtis,
Foil RENT Hotue of Are rooms corner 15th
and Jefferson UreeU. Good cistorn. Ap
ply to w. D. Lacy.
3710RSALE Ono book caso, 1 step ladder, 4
: tables, 1 four horse enirine, four beating
stoves ami pipe, a desks, bowl and pitcher,
wash Btands, half dozen chairs, Ccllinraph type
writer, offlco ratline and conntor, patent letter
flics. 1 Hall safe, I store counter, 0,000 old
Espcrs and a large amount or other second
and furniture. Jxo. E. Klqin.
TO RENT .The entire upper-story of my
now building 40J Austin Avenue .
E. W. Mitchell, Jeweler.
LOST-A poBtofflce key, ander will pleats
return to the News office.
COW8 FOR RENT-I have good milch cows
I will rent to parties who will take good
care or them at the low price of one dollar per
month. Geo.Lambdln. tf
FOR BENT-House of seven room on Frank
'in and Ninth streets. Apply to C. N.
WA,15D:'V w Regular Boarders at 37
Austin street. Cool, pleasant and con
venient location. Mrs. O. L. Wilit.
al f '.
.SO In finlil far tha oTjtol
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numberof words mucin frnm "'Tlmp
uouuttnv.-- Dcnu aauress ou stamped envel
ope. 4.M. Anderson, Lock Box K01, New
Naiau mews Offlco so,' Austin Ave.,
vuiiicr,Hu sireei, oer uolus
dsteln & Mlgel's
3710UND-TWO Patent Lock KcyB, on 6th st.
uotweo.nAus'n and Franklin. Owner cn
RSLSS-0 bT call'nB t this office, describe
property, and pay for this notlen .
FOR ItENT-IIandsome furnished rooms)
n-Ji? 8-enTOuwindows Southern exposure.
Opposlto New Lehman. No, iXi Austin Ave
HOUSE. SIGN AND ORNAMEMTL
Painters .', and .'. Paner ,'.
-rlces Reasonable and work Guaranteed 1
Office Corner SMi and Kraukljn. "u""u"