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OFKIOK: 512 AUSTIN aviinui:.
KnteroJ at tho postoltlco at Waeo, Texai, as
second-claes mall matter.
SUISSCIUITION FIFTY CENTS A MONTH,
Waco, Tj:xas, Septemhek IS, 18SS,
The Fannin County Fair will open
on October 4.
There is a move on foot to build
a roller (louring mill in Whitney.
The Abilene District Fair begins
on the 3d of October and ends on the
5th. Unusually full exhibits of live
stock, fruits, vegetables and farm pro
ducts are assured.
Navarro County proposes to have
the second best fair in Texas this fall,
precedence being conceded only to
the State Fair at Dallas. The gates
will be thrown open at the ground in
Corsicana on October 2.
O'Connor Bros.' artesian well in
Refugio County is flowing at the rate
of1 150,000 gallons per day. They are
sinking another well in the same pas
ture. The water is pure and sweet
and strongly impregnated with mag
nesia. The Chicago Drovers' Journal says:
Letters have been received from Texas
showing that some have misunder
stood the new Texas cattle regulations
at Chicago and supposed that cattle
were shut out of the market for a while.
There is nothing to prevent Texas cat
tle coming to Chicago the same as
ever. The only change is that all
Texas and Indian cattle have a separ
ate part of the yards. For a short
time the butchers were shut out oi
this division, but now that is all
straightened and all buyers can buy
Texas cattle as freely as ever.
The Banner in speaking cf the fine
stock show at Greenville says a finer
array of horses and mules is rarely se.jn
in any county. A Georgian, who was
here on a visit after an absence of
five years from Texas, remarked that
the improvement in stock here during
that time had been simply wonderful.
He was correct, and the. improvement
will continue. It don.t pay to raise
scrub stock, and already people are
getting ashamed to raise any but good
animals. This is an age of progress
and the stockbreeders propose to keep
up with the procession.
A farmer near Orlando, Fla., saw in
the sand the trail of what he thought
was a very big snake. He followed it
and after ten minutes' trailing came
upon the largest serpent he had ever
seen. It was engaged in swallowing
a rabbit, and the farmer waited and
watched the operation. After the
rabbit had disappeared he walked for
ward to get a good shot at the mon
ster, which, according to his story, at
once reared up its head as high as a
good-sized man, and began racing
back and forth before him drawing
nearer each time, hissing and darting
out his tongue. The farmer shot and
broke the snake's back, and another
shot killed it. It was a "coach whip"
snake of the '.boa constrictor family,
and measured 16 feet 2 inches in
length, and was 4 inches wide across
Tue State of Texas, the largest
State in the Union, polls the biggest
Democratic majority and pays the
least amount of taxes on the $100.
Under Republican administration,
with E. J. Davis as Governor, the State
tax was $1 50 to $2 on the $100
worth of property, but under Demo
cratic rule for the last twelve years
the tax has decreased, until now it is
only 10 cents on the $100, notwitht
standing the fact she has just erected
one of the finest, if not the finest, state
house in the Union, and kept abreast
with the times in all other public im
provements. She has also more than
$1,500,000 in the State Treasury, and
owes a very small State debt, com
paratively. These are the things the
tax-puyer shonld corsider well before
running off after side-i3ue parties.
The best government for the masses
is what we want. Rockwall Sue-cess.
IN HONOR OP MILLS.
Laat Night's Domocratlc Mass
JUDGE Oi:ilAM'S ItlNdtNO SVEECH
A GUAN1) llAltllECUE DECIDED ON
A goodly number of citizons re
sponded to tho call for a mass moot
ing at tho court hotiso last night.
Gun. Felix H. Hobortson was called
to tho chair and oxplainod tho object
of tho mooting, which was to make
provision for holding tho Congres
sional convontlon of tho Ninth dis
trict In this city, and for tho ontor
talntnont of tho thousands of demo
crats who will bo here on ;ho first of
October, to do houor to tho great
champion of tariff" reform, Roger Q.
John M. Connor, representing tho
Morning Day, was mado secretary,
and Jno. 11. Lunsford, of tho Even
ing News, assistant secretary.
Judge G. B. Gerald addressed thol
mooting. Ho said that the defeat of
Mills would bo a National calamity,
to bo heartily deplored. Mills had
tho distinction of being tho only man
who had over gotten through a bill
for tariff reduction audroform. Hurd
and Morrison, two , great advo
cates of tariff reform, had boon de
feated through tho Instrumentality
of protection gold, and Carllslo had
barely beon returned by tho skin of
his teoth. Every oii'ort, he said, will
be mado to defeat Mills, or at loust
roduco his majority; and If money
can bring about this end, be assured
it will bo pourod out in this district
Uko water. We want to tuako tho ma
jority this time at least 10,000, and for
tho fair famo of old McLennan county
lot us roll up 1,000 majority for him
horo. Prohibition is dead, said the
judge, and no man can say ho votes
against Mills because he was an antl-
probibltioulst, without putting him
self outside of tho Democratic party.
Tho Fort Worth convention had laid
prohibition away in n hoart-of-oak
colli u, and tho Dallas convention had
thoroughly burled it.
Furthor said Judge Gerald, we
need look for little or no assistaneo,
except from thoo who Intend to voto
for Mills. Wo have got to arrange
amonj: ourselves to take caro of our
visitors. No man will help us unless
within him beats a good old Demo
cratlc heart. Tho judge said ho had
respect for a Republican who avowed
himself as such, but he regarded as a
scalawag, that man, who in opposl
tlou to the sentiment of 5,000,000 free
mon, set himself up as the oraclo of
democracy. Ho would not solicit the
colored voto whon a known Repub
can was in the race, but when the
raco was between a Democrat and a
scalawag-democrat, as it is now, ho
was ready to go on tho stump and
seek such votes.
Judgo Gerald spoko earnestly, nud
said ho was willing to help all ho
could in time or money. Ho had just
sent his chock for $30 to Chairman
Brice of tho Democratic National
committee, in New York, and would
contrllntto his pro rata in this affair.
On motion of Capt. J. E. Elgin, a
commlttoo, consisting of G. B. Gerald,
John F.Herbort, John J. Seo, Dr. II.
L. Parsons, Ed. B. Levy, R. II. lag
ers, J. E. Elgin, W. W. Evans, J. B.
Baker and F. M. Makolg, was ap
pointed to name necessary committees
and formulute a plan of action.
This committee reported as follows:
1. We recommend that a grand bar
becue aud basket dlnnor be hold on
2. That Mr. Jas. B. Baker be ap
pointed marshal with general powers.
3. That tho chairman of each coin
mittoe be empowered to add suoh
names to their committees as thev
may deem oxpediout.
4. That the following committees bo
Evans W.II.Lessing.J. W. Baker.
J. W. bedberry, F. isf. Makelg, G.'B.
Gorald, IX. H. Rogers, T. A. Bjalr.
Committee on Finance Jas. B. Ba
ker. Travis Jones, J. J. gee, J. V.
bmlth, F. H. Robertson, a. Hlnoh
mau, J. F. Marshall.
Committee on grounds, hall, plat
forms, seats and decorations A. J,
Carutners, Mike Guluan. Win. Ed
munds, C. N. Alexander, J. H. Raluoy
J. B. Chostnnt.
Commltteo on advertising, corres
pondence and railroad transportation
iYiiur jiUKer. joun a. wood, J. K.
Elgin, Jno. F. Flint, It. B. Parrott.
Committee on Contribution and Bar
becue B. G. Wheeler, Dolph Whoel
er, Curt. Riddle, Henry Wurren, Wm.
Poago, W. E. Stovall, Capt. Ed.
Commltteo on Procession anil c.itv
Decorations Ed. B. Levy, Pat Mas
ses, neury iicKies, jonu i. Winter.
Tho first named member of each
committee was designated chairman
of suoh commltteo and all committees
wero roquostod to moot to-day.
Tho mooting then adjourned.
Waco Fnrnlture Co.
WE NEVER FORGET
OUR FRIENDS CUSTOMERS
Ane In order that thoy may rcllro
tlio fact we will offer for tho uot
KcTcashKomooftho greatest bargains
ever offered In tho Ixme Sfur State.
100 bod room suits, prices fiom 15.00
CO parlor suits from $30 to $350.
40 bookcases from $10 to $75.
25 sldoboards from $12.50 to $250.00.
100 wardrobes from $8 to $150.
100 bedsteads from $2 to $25.
100 reed and ratan chairs from $2.50
150 leather and plush chairs at prices
to suit the buyer.
25 folding beds from $18 to $150.
100 sofa lounges from $0 to $50.
25 hall racks from $7 to $50:
COO fancy and plant tables of every
description, and in fact a full lino
of everything that is carried in a
flrst-oioss furniture stone, too nu
merous to mention.
LARGE STOCK OF DINING
ROOM AND KITCHEN FUR
NITURE. We also Carry a Full Line of Pictures, Picture
Frames and Moulding. Frames Nade to Order
IN ADD1 MION TO THIS WE HAVE
An Extensive Mattrss Factory,
Where we make all kinds of
Materesses and do TJpholtoring
in the best of style. Our Up
holsterer has Twenty Years
Experience and BtandB Second
We oflbr for tho next forty days
to mako room for our
Which our Mr. Peck has
Just Purchased in the
. We Carry a Full Line of Coffins, from
the Cheapest to the Best.
Also a lino of oloth coverod caskets.
Motalio cases, nnd a full llneof robes
for gents, ladles and children.
Arterial Embalming a Specialty.
Prices to Suit Everybody.