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Waco Evening News.
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THE NtJWS C03VEIA.3SX-Sr.
Kntorctt tiitr otofllcu nt Waco, Texas, as
, uecpMl-cliis8 mll matter
J. It. HCRWOOD, llulnri Manager.
8URSC1HPTI0N FIKTV CENTS A MONTH
WACO, TEXAS, - AUGUST 10, 18S8
The bagging trust strikes the farm
ers in a vital part. It will wring hun
dreds of thousands of dollars out cf
strje hands of the horny-handed sons
ot toil this year, and this keeps tens
ot thousands out of the tills of mer
chants and per force out of the pock
ets of mechanics. It constitutes .1 tax
levied on industry by a force without
.governmental authority to levy or col
Two statements made the other day
by O'Donovan Wossa before the im
anigration investigation committee are
worthy of nof; when taken in conjunc
tion. He said, first, that he had been
sentenced to prison for life, but upon
promising to go to America he was
pardoned. He then added that all the
worst thieves and convicts in England
are anxious to come to America, and
that only the worst are sent here.
Immediately after the execution of
Maxwell the sheriff was besieged on
all sides by swarms of applicants who
wanted a piece of the rope used in
hanging the murderer. The applicants
for these ghastly Tehcs said they want
ed to get a fragment oi the hempen
cord as a memento of the great case.
The matter was left in the hands of a
deputy sheriff, who took away the rope
without giving anybody pieces. It is
expected that he will be pursued foi
weeks by the morbid crowd who de
sire relics of the execution. Doubt
less the deputy has a good chance to
turn this disgusting craze to his own
profit if he desires, for there are many
persons who would not hesitate to pay
handsomely for a few inches of the
Tope. It would be a good idea to
balk such relic hunters m the future
bv burying the rope with the corpse.
The tendency of the law as admin
istered in England is to estimate hu
man life very highly. Nevertheless,
a recent trial at Leeds, a man who was
found guilty of killing his wife escaped
punishment, it being held that his
wife had given him provocation that
justified his act. The Crown prose
cutor declared to the jury that "speak
ing not as a counsel for the Crown,
but as a man, he should have acted as
the prisoner at the bar had done," at
east in "making straight" for the
partner n 1 is wife's guilt. The pre
siding judge expressed his opinion
that the prisoner had done "that which
was proper" in kicking the man down
stairs; and went on to suggest that in
a paroxysm of rage the prisoner had
turned upon his wife and inflicted
upon her injuries from which she died.
The man was sentenced to one day's
A youngster named Geroge Vree
land, son of a wealthy Jersey City
man, captured a man-eating shark six
feet long in New York bay Thursday
afternoon. He was in a row-boat fish
ing for eels when he saw the shark's
fin above the water 200 feet away. He
rowed ashore and secured an old
fashioned harpoon. He only rowed
a few feet ,from the shore when the
shark came up to the boat. He threw
the harpoon at it, and the iron
stuck firmly in its back. The shark
dashed at the boat and nearly suc
ceeded in overturning it. Then the
shark dived and started off for the
Narrows, pulling the boat after it.
Vreeland tied the harpoon rope to the
bow ol the boad and sat back for a
ride. Three miles from the Greenville
shore the rope slackened, and in a
few minutes the shark rose to the sur
face, stomach up. He was dead.
Vreelarid towed it ashore. This is
the second shark that he has captured.
He is fifteen years old.
ArivUctl Affitlrm the Lire
Houston, Tex., Aug. 15. City
Marshall White tcceived a message
from Galveston inquiring for a young
woman named Lottie Schmidt, a good
looking girl, bout 17 years old, with
blonde hair and fair complexion.
Marshal White took the matter in
hand and learned that a girl answer
ing her description has made applica
tion at several houses of ill-fame for a
room, but without success, the in
mates advising her against taking
such a downward step in life.
No Yellow F!er.
Brownsville, Tex., August 15. The
steamer Morgan arrived off the bar at
6:15 last night. She brings twenty
nine cars of freight and the following
passengers: Henry Hazre, William
Burr, Oscar Schmidt, undone on deck.
A foolish report appears to have been
circulated abroad that yellow fever ex
ists in Matamoios and was the cause
of the quarantine. There is not only not
a single case of either that or any other
infectious disease in that city, but that
there has not been a single case of
yellow fever in that "city for six years.
Flrit Itnln For three Monllm.
San Antonio. Aug 14. For tho first
thuo In ovor threo months rain foil
heavllv throughout this section to-day.
Reports trom tho towns on the Sunset
Railway Soguln, Harwood, Lulling,
Gonzalos, Loekhart and other report
a very heavy fall. Somo water fell
along tho International line, and due
north, on tho Aransas Pass, It was
general. Everybody looks refreshed.
Tanks were drying up, tho ground
was cracking open, and crops, partic
ularly cotton, were suffering greatly.
The rains this evening are worth
thousands of dollars to the southwest.
Washington, Aug, 13. J. Milton
Turner, of St. Louis, who issued the
call for the recent Colored Democratic
Convention at Indianapolis, in con
versation with The Times Democrat
correspondet to-day, said, "We intend
to prove the significance and power of
the negro vote of this country by con-
tnbuting our share to the carrying of
Indiana for Cleveland and Thurman.
In that State there is already a dis
affection of from 3000 to 4000 negro
voters definitely reported. In the
State of Illinois at least one-fourth of
S.ooo negro voters will vote for
Cleveland and Thurman. "These
voters are principally young men,
fresh from the schools, and able to
judge for themselves of the issucof
Canvassing for Groceries.
It is more than a year ago that the
grocery stores began canvassing from
house to house dally for orders for
rocerios. One began it and others
were forced into it In self defence.
The system has been tried thorough
ly and, it la drawing It mild to say,
that it Is not satisfactory either to the
customers or to tho grocorynian prac
ticing it. It is very expensive to the
grocerymen and annoying to the peo
ple, and there is a very general dispo
sition to abolish It. If It could be put
to a vote tho vote would be unami-
moue. The only trouble is mat line
all other habits when once fixed it Is
hard to got rid ot. A movement is on
foot to abolish it by asking merchants
practising it, to pledge themselves to
drop it. It is to bo hoped tho move
ment will be successful. Citizens
will, wo think say amen to the effort.
1 9 m
A wagon load of onions, some 60
bushels, were brought in and sold this
morning which for size and quality
were unsurpassed by any ever offered
in this market. They were "Italians"
and were raised by Mr. Chas. Sears,
in Bosque county. They were raised
on black waxy land.
One of the ulcost and quitest places
at which to drink Is tho Cotton Ex
change. Tho rosldonco of Justice F. A.
Makolg in the Fifth ward was the
sconoof a very pleasant seelal entor
taiiunont last night. It was given by
Mrs. Molllo Stapling wnd Miss Luoy
Makolg, complementary to Misses
Nannie and Mattlo Jackson two
oharmlng.young ladles of Qroosbeck,
who leave for homo to-day, to tho
regret of very many friends.
Hon Mullens is a Waco charactor,
a great big strapping fellow, of obony
black, a stood cook and sick nurso but
an Irroprosslblo tellow. Ho somehow
gonorally cornea out first best in any
llttlo dlfl'erenco ho has with tho law
and bets woro offered this morning
that in tho prosont case against him
Attornoy Blair couldn't convict him.
Dynamo aro blu, run by windmill In
A process lino been discovered for produc
ing photographs on metal.
Pnper treated with a inlxturo of eamphoj
oil and linseed oil becomes water proof.
A steel car wheel Is expected to ran 60,000
miles, but very tow of tbem ever malco that
It Is estimated that to collect ono pound of
honey from clover 03,000 heads of clover
must bo deprived of nectar and 8,750,000
visits from bees must be made.
A now material called "leathcrlne" Is on
English manufacture. It can bo sold at flvo or
six cents a 6und, Is said to be as tough as
leathor, and Is designed for lacking and bag
ging. Verra Olvro, or hoar frost glass, Is an arti
cle now mado In Paris, so called from tho
pattern upon It, which resembles the feath
ery forms traced by frost on tho Insldoof tho
windows In cold weather. '
Tho Engineer says thero Is no properly re
corded Instance of a locomotive over attain
ing a greater speed than eighty miles au
hour, and quotes Charles It. Martiu as saying
that higher secds aro mythical.
If gelatino bo suspended In ordinary nlco
bol it will absorb tho water; but as it Is
insoluble in alcohol that substance will re
main behind, and thus nearly absolute alcohol
may be obtained without distillation.
Tho now machine Just invented for print
ing postal cards prints them from tho roll
and turns thorn out in packages ready for de
livery. It runs them off at the rate of 300 a
minute, with paper bands pasted around each
twenty-five. It Is said ono man can look
after two machines.
Tho seedless raisin Is produced by simply
arresting one of the processes of nature
When tho grapo Is about one-half ripe the
end of tho vine is bent down and buried in
thq ground. This prevents the formation of
seed and tho full development of the fruit,
but it ripens all the same, and has a deliclout
DAUGHTERS OF EVE.
Christine Nllssoii ts a great sufferer frotv
Mrs. Henry George is a plump and pretty
Bclva Lockwood has a great admiration
for tho MoriL-uns.
Bismarck's wife is moro than CO years ol
ago, tall, and very gray.
Lady Monckton is tho only English lady ol
title on tho English stage.
Lady Colin Campbell has declined nn ofle
of W.OOO for two lectures in tho United
Patti says sho has moro wealth than she
will need, but of famo sho will never have
Miss Booth, tho daughter of Gen. Booth, of
the Salvation Army, is to marry a Hindoo,
Fakir Singh. Five shillings admission is to
Mi Ellon Bayard, youngest daughter of
tho secretary of state, is t Titian blonde, and
will make a sensation when sho enters soci
ety next year.
May Emily Bird, n colored woman, who
died at Centreville, Tenn., recently, was for
a long time a missionary in Liberia, Africa,
and once received and entertained the world
renowned explorer", Livingstone, on one of
his most notable exploring expeditions. She
spoke fluently many of tho native African
Queen Christina, of Spain, has a mania
for being photographed In company with her
children. A recent picture presents a most
charming family group. It represents the
queen regent xuring tea at table, tho babv
king in his high chair at her side and tho
two infantas looking demure and beautiful
in their plain white dresses.
OUR DUMB ANIMALS.
A citizen of Blossburg, Pa., owns nine
dogs, seven cats, a monkey, eight canary
birds and two white mice. It is unnecessary
to say ho is poor.
A blind horso belonging to an Ohio farmer
was sold last winter to a man seventy-eight
miles away. Tho other day ho turned up at
tho old stand, in good spirits, having been
two weuks on the road, but having como
along as safely as if he had two good eyes.
Last fall a citizen of Ann Arbor purchased
a mustang maro from a drove that was sold
there. The mare recently gave birth too
handsome littlo mustang colt. The colt was
perfect, but a peculiar feature is that when
born it had a perfectly formed counterpart
of tho brand with which its mother was
marked. That on tho colt is tho same in
shape, Lut of a darker color hair than tho
rest of its eoat, and does not hm o tho appear
anco of being burned there.
At tho big rabbit drive nine miles from
Fresno, Cal., tho other day, 2,000 persons
werepicsent. Five hundred men and boys
formed tho lino of tho drive, and, starting
four miles from tho corral, slowly swept
down to it. Tho wings wero htiif n milo in
length, mid tho corral proper was 75 feet in
diameter and inclosed with n wiro screca
Into this inUosuro wero driven and killed
11,000 jack jabbits, and 1,000 others were
killed in tbo drive and outside.
ENGLISH AS SHE IS SfOKli.
DolingbrnLo Is pronounced Lullinsbrnoks.
Talbot is pronounced Tolbut. Thames is
Bulwcris pionouucod i3uller. Cowper is
Uollmni U pronounced Uobun. 'Wemyssis
Knollys is pronounced KnowJes. Cockburn
is pronounced Coburn.
Brougham is pronounced Broom. Norwich
Is pronounced Nonldge.
St. Lcjcr i3 pronounced Slllinger. Hawar
don is pronounced Harden.
Colqulioim U pronounced Cohoon. Ciren
cester is pionouucod Sinister.
QrojM'iior is pronounce 1 Grovenor. Balis,
bury i3 pronounced SawlsVury.
Beauehauip is pronounced Ccecham. Mar
rylobono ! pronounced Marrabun.
Aberg.n enc is pronounced Abcrgonny
Marjonhauks Is pronounced Marchbank
L W. MITCHELL
WIll REMOVE FiioM
RAGLAND'S . OLD . STAND
TO THE STORE BEING REMODELED
At 402 Austin Avenue.
WHERE HE WILL CARY THE FINEST LINE OF
I havo to oiler this year tho finest
fruit und oruamontal trees, including
all the Japan novelties In trees and
choicest European bulbs. Fruit trees
will bo lrom ilvo to six feet, woll
branched and guaranteed absolutely
true to nanio and nt pricos lower on
an nverngo than sold by agents. Ev
erything is oxtra select in kind. I
Red Rlvor, Alexander, Ilynes Sur
prise, Yollow St. John, Chineso
Honey, Harris Early, Mountain Hose,
Gon. Lee, an improved Chinese
Cling, Mrs. Rrett, old Chineso Cling,
Old Mlxon Cling, Princess, Infant
Wondor, and Ralson Cling, an im
proved Indian Blood, and all other
varieties called for.
Wild Goose, Lone Star, Marianne,
(new), Woaver.Golden Beauty.
Prunus Slmoull. Ogon Botan, Kel
sey's Japan and Prunus Pissardl, the
latest llOVOitv lltld tlmnnlv nrnnlnnnf.
Meyers Early, Eureka, Early Gold
en, Russian Apricot, Jackson and
Almonds, cherries, apples, Siberian
and other crabs, llgs and mulberries,
and iu small fruits, quinces, straw
berries, rasnberrln.n nnil hlnnlrtinrrlna.
and in garden roots, asparagus, pie
Alllolin- llnlrlnl Arnrii TTnl,lil,.n
Higake Katsuke, Hlyakume, Kuro-
jvuiuu, iiiutiuguut, juino, seedless tnu
Champion, Mooro's Early. Early
Victor, Goethe, Norton's Virginia,
Uynthiann Black Spanish, Herbo
mout, Concord, Missiou, tho truo El
Paso grape. Zlufandel and Niagara,
Ash, box elder, American elm. cat
alpa, diamond willow, Wisconsin
weeping willow, Russian mulberry,
soft naaplo (not suitablo lor Texas,)
sycamore, umbrella china, Lombardy
poplar, hack berry.
Chinese arbor vltaos, golden arbor
vitae, pyramldalls arbor vltae, Irish
juniper, inook orango, etc.
Altheasof all sorts, crapo myrtles,
deutzia crcnatu, doublo filoverln
peaoh and almonds, honeysuckles In
all varieties, lilacs, syrlngas, roses
oor blooming, Japan quince, spireas,
amolopsis, wystarias woigollas, etc.
A largo line of European bulbs, this
year s crop, hyacinths, tulips.freezias,
aud lilies in ovory variety from Ber
muda, Japan and tho West Indies,
will bo ready liwSoptomberaud Octo
ber. All orders placed with mo aro filed
with tho most ccrupulous care.
J. H. Huitwooi),
Waco Groeuhouso, N. 14th stroot and
I will continue tho business conduc
ted by my husband J. E. Sears, de
ceased at tho samo location, mid soli
cit tho patronage given him. Mr.
Cravens ,an oxpert pharmacist and
druggist who has been In my hus
band's employment nearly two years
will continue at tho hoad of tho pro
IN THE CITY.
Moore' Ilarirnln In Beat Estate.
One lot with four-room houso, on
tho corner of Sixteenth and Webster
streot. Pnco$C50. Monthly install
One lot with throo-room house, in
East Waco, near Poul Quinn college
Price $400. Monthly Installment, $12.
Ono lot with thrco-room houso, on
North Sixth stroot. In rear of J. T.
Wilson's place. Prlce$300. Monthly
Ono lot with three-room house, on
River streot, East Waco. Price 2.50.
Monthly Installment, 7.50.
Ono lot with fivo-room houso, on
North Tenth streot, near West Ave.
Price 51,000. Monthly installment,
Ono lot with four-room house, on
South Ninth street, near Cloveland.
Pnuo $900. Monthly Installment, $27.
One lot with thrco-room houso, on
South Sixth street In rear of the old
university. Prlco $750. Monthly in
Vacant lots on Webster and Clay
streets, on Bell Hill. Prlco lrom $150
to $300 each, on monthly installment
plan If desired.
PAKTlhS building residences should exain
amino Mr. Bowett's cast iron Are place
for burning wood, lias also a cast iron grato
i?rr?ur ,,.lBC,e,! "r burning coal. Tbeyaro beau
tiful Und will last forevor. Can see samples In
Cook's or Lnrmonr & Herbert's office.
ITANTED-A work horse Tor his Teed. Ap
V vl'ly,t0P' w' "ewett, Xortb. loth street
or C.N. Curtis,
3 71011 KENT Ilonse or five rooms corner 15th
.- nd Jefferson ttreets. Good cistern, Ai
l'ly to W. D. Lacy. ' l
371011 SAT.t-Ona book caso. 1 step ladder, 4
: tables, 1 four horse engine, fonr heating
stoves anil plpo. :i desks, bowl and pitcher,
wash stands, half dozen chairs, Celigraph type
writer, office ratling and counter, patent letter
flies. 1 Hall Bafo, I store counter, ro.ooo old
papers and a largo amount of other second
hand furniture . Jno . K. Ktaiw.
TO ItKXT The entire npper-storV
nowbulldlnir4n Anoll,. ai.v1
K. W. Mitchell, Jewoler
LOST A postoffice key, un(lcr wl(l ,,ieaB8
return to tho Nkws office.
COWS FOR IlKNT-I have good rallch cowa
...IjMllre".t.t,0 """es who will take good
csroofthemat tho low price of one dollar per
montl1- Geo.Lambdln. tf
I710KKENT House of seven room on Frank
1 lin and Ninth streets. Apply to C. N.
W,.!inw f5!W 5tg.ular, Hoarders at 0SI7
vnin.y.?tln.6trcet- Lool, pleasant und con
lenient location. Mns. O. h. Wimct.
Ol ( $1, 83. so In Gold for tbo greatest
?,?P c atr B.u"a aiIdrcs6 on stamped cnvel-C-rieanif'l
A"a,ir8on' Lock ox -JiOt, New
lYE'??.,?0?) W Austin Ave!t
-...... u, .uwi, uver uoiusiem a Nigel's
I7IOUND-TWO Patent Lock Koys, on 6th st.
between Austin and Franklin. Owner win
gS mB b? lllng at this office, describe
property, and pay for this notion.
FSii'HJiNT-?Il,?l,?omo furnished roomst
i .....iif.'v oeed windows; Southern oxposure
opposite New Lehman . No. uajf Aust n Ave.
H. Jacoos tno Austin avenue tmlor
has just received a magnifloent lino
pf now goods for the fall trade, . f
latest styles and all the novolties.
If you want u nobhv suit of latest
and host fit call it -Hco.
Tho Waco Laundry has established
a branoh at It. N. Palmers Feed store
cornor Eighth and Franklin street.
Tho finest beef, mutton, veal, and
fish aro alwayo to bo found at J. C.
Crlppen's market, cornor J?lfthand