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KVEX1NH NJ'.WS CO., Tiopr's.
KntcrcU at tlir Waco, Tuvas. rpstolllco as Sec
ond Clas Mall Matter.
MfTY CT.STS ri.n MOXTII,
WACO, TEXAS, OC-ltfllKn 2, 18S8.
The managers of threatrical compa
nies who have cancelled Iheir
dates in the south have consolidated
for their own defence. A meeting to
discuss the situation was held in New
York on Friday, hut the result was
not made puhlic.
The example of the southern men
coming north to speak on our public
affairs should he folllowrd by that of
the northern men going south with
the same intent. Nothing educates
a public man as to see people of other
sections than his own. New York
A. B. Jones, a life-time convict at
the Jcffcrsonvillc (Ind.) prison, who
was a member of the once famous
Jones-Tolliver gang, was granted a
patent on an improved folding table.
He has been manufacturing the arti
cles inside the walls and making mon
ey out of them.
Jatnes Huddleston, of Washington
county, Ind., a region infested by
White Caps is now in Indianapolis
with his daughter, both pitable victims
of that now noted and irresponsible
organization. The daughter had been
placed in an insane asylum, and the
father had became so nervous from
long continued excitement that it is
thought he will also have to be placed
There was a very singular accident
at Tracky's, station in North Car
olina, on the Wilmington and weldon
Railway, on Wednesday. A baggage
master named Willian Patrick was
standing in the door of the mail car,
and leaning out held a letter in his
hand. In some way the hook which
forms part of the mail catcher caught
him under the chin, and he was swung
clear off the cars. In this manner,
with the hook tearing his throat and
sustaining his entire weight, he was
carried fully ioo yards before he was
thrown down. The man will probably
Efphraim Swells, the origidator and
manufacturer of "Rough on Rats,"
recently failed and offering his credi
tors anywhere from 5 to 33 1-3 cents on
the dollar. His liabilities are estimat
ed at $80,000. The failure is due, in
great part, to the stagnation in trade.
The rats, however, are as plentiful as
ever. Mr. Swells, from 1862 to 1881,
was doing a modest drug business in
Jersey City, and in the latter year made
a specialty of "Rough on Rats," in
vesting a capital of $5000 in the enter
prise. He advertised extensively and
received large returns; but he wasn't
At the opening of he Diocesean
Convention of the New York Diocese
of the Protestant Episcopal church in
New York City, on Wednesday last,
the yellow fevef sufferers of Florida
were the subject of business,"and the
Rev. Dr. Dix, of Trinity church, of
fered a resolution, which was adopted
expressing the "sympathy of the con
vention for the Bishop of Florida and
his brethren k the clergy and laity of
the diocese of Florida, in view of their
present affliction," and asking him to
command the New York diocese, if it
might be of any service to him. This
resolution was ordered to be telegraph
ed to the Bishop of Florida. A reso
lution was also adopted recommend
ing that collections be taken up In all
the churches of the diocese and that
substantial aid be sent to Florida.
TOO MUCH FLESH.
The President is a brave man, and
in one way is his bravely more strik
ingly manifested than in his prompt-
gess in taking the back track when he
discovers that he is in the wrong.
Some time ago he sent to the Senate
the appointment of John Fitzpatrick
as marshal for the.Eastern District ot
Lousiana. After he had done so it was
reported to him that Fitzpatrick was
not the right sort of a man for the posi
tion. He gave the matter close atten
tention, and when convinced that the
appointment was not a good one he
4 Question Which Trouble, tin, fit World.
VVlnit Doctors Say.
Probably no question of personal
hygiene has occupied bo much attention
from laymen or laywomen as tho ques
tion how to avoid growing fat. Doctors,
wo think, as a rulo tako littlo interest in
it nS long n.s it does not result in sonio
form of illness. About tho inconven
tonco of being fat, thero is generally lit
tlo uso in consulting them. Until within
about twenty-flvo years tho fat people, if
wo may use tho expression, lio down
under thoir fat. Tho opinion that fat
ness was irreracdiablo was in fact widely
diffused. Mrs. Fanny Keuiblo umxl to
say, in her grand manner, that "when
thero was a constitutional tendency to
fat, no diet, nor exercise, nor sorrow
Sinco she took this view, however, a
great chango has come over what we
may call tho fat world. Fat peoplo re
fuse any longer to accept their fatness as
hopeless. They deny that any portion of
tho human family has been set apart by
Nature as tho prey of obesity. This
great awakening was duo in a large de
grco to tho celebrated Banting, an im
mensely fat man, who, by greatly re
ducing his weight by confining himself'
to nitrogenous food, filled all fat people
with the anticipation of a better day.
Tens of thousands followed his example,
and cut down their sizo immensely. Un
fortunately lio died very soon after ho
becamo lean, and a innio spread through
his followeis. Distrust about the effect
of his system on the general health be
gan to gain ground. Marty peoplo suf
fered bovcrely in strength and spirits by
following his regimen too strictly, and it
fell into more or less discredit. It would
now bo as hard to And an original out-and-out
disciple of Duntitig as of Priess
nitz, the hydropathic, or of Hahnemann,
tho homceonathist. But many still fol
low him in a slight degree, by eschowing
butter, eating but littlo bread and pota
toes and sticking steadily to lean meat.
If lib teachings and example had had
no effect lit all, however, it would huve
proved that thu fat peoplo weie less en
terprising and energetic than other civil
ized men in our day ever are. They re
fused to consider Banting's failure as
llnal. They declined to accept the doc
tor's ad vico to "let well enough alone."
They continued their demand that obes
ity should bo treated as a disease, and
a euro found for it. Accordingly every
few years a new fat doctor oppears on
tho scene, and the quacks fill tip the in
tervals with tho salo of moro or less
deadly specifics. Nogieat progress was
made, however, until Bismarck became
dissatisfied with ids fat, and called for a
physician who could relieve him of it.
This physician nppeared in tho person of
a certain Dr. Schweniger, who cut down
tho chancellor's weight to such on extent
that ho had him nominated to a profes
sorship in the faculty of medicine in tho
Berlin university, and insisted on his ap
pointment in the teeth of tho opposition
of tho other doctors, who bad either never
heard of Schweniger before, or heard
what was bad. To tho argument that
ho had won no distinction in tho profes
sion, tho answer was that ho had taken
fifty or 6ixty pounds off the prince's
liugo frame. Schweniger accordingly
rapidly becamo an authority on fatness,
and tho pamphlet containing his system
is sold by tens of thousands.
Tho well known Dr. Yeo, of London,
discusses this system in The Nineteenth
Century. It ought to bo said en passant
that Schweniger'a euro 13 claimed also by
Professor Oertel, of Munich, who says
he discovered it, but this a ails him little,
because ho did not treat the chancellor.
Schweniger maintains that tho chief
cause of fat among men, as among ani
mals, is eating too much, no matter of
what, and drinking too much, even of
water, at one's meals, but especially of
wine, beer and spirits. The central
principlo of this system is, that unless
you live by muscular toil you must cut
down the quantity you eat, and must
drink but little, if any, with your meals.
Of course he has minor tules, and makes
distinctions between diffuient articles of
food, but to him quantity is the great
enemy of tho obese. After him comes a
certain Ebstein, who also has his system,
which .litters from both Banting's and
Schwcniger's, but all three agree that to
bo lean you must greatly reduce your
consumption of the carbo hydrates or
Germany is the country where the
most vigorous fight with fat is carried
on, and whero fat cures excite most in
terest, owing, it is said, to the great
prevalence of obesity, a result in part of
tho consumption of beer, and in part,
doubtless, of tho frequency and hearti
ness of tho meals. Accordingly tho num
ber of peoplo who go to tho various baths
for simple corpulency is very large.
Oertel makes provision for this class by
prescribing carefully graded walks, in
which tho ascent will stimulato tho
heart's action and strengthen it.
All tho masters agree that it is mainly
through its effect on tho heart that fat
becomes dangerous. If you surround
your heart thickly with fat you impede
its working, and it gradually grows
weaker, and then, somo fine day, when
you havo put a littlo moro fat on it and
call on it for extra exejn, it stops short
and down you go. FiWrToes not greatly
troublo the young and active in any
country, It is when, in middle life, ox
crcitc begins to be distasteful, but tho
appetite remains as good as ever, that it
comes on peoplo like n strong man armed,
and makes exertion, especially in hot
weather, very formidable. But tho fat
people aro aroused, and wo feel suro their
number, in propottiou to population, will
hereafter bo diminished. New York
Elaitlo Concrete for Pavements.
An ingenious employe of a New Jer
sey concrete firm has invented a paving
composition which lias somo very re
markable features. Ho claims that Ills
preparation, tho composition of which
ho keeps secret, ia just as Murablo as
Etono, but is soft and elastic to the tread,
bo that it is not only pleasant to walk
upon nut actually gives the loot an lra
Til' llnl nil olnti.T of linjntl.
Tlie M't"ii i!ivojti,'Vliiii and llit
f.tcn brni,;l.t in light mm-eimi.;; ltiili.m
immigration. MiTgt'it in 1110 how com
I'lii.itlwly hMl' ill it mil.' haw colonized
heroin pmiini ton lowimi'of tho gie.iter
I'!uii)k'.iii cities and p.iiliciil.ulv lm.
don. whi'io. hi ceilaln qtiatlvrs, they
haw Mtm-hMully besieged undoubted its
foiinei inli.iliitaiits. mid taken mmcssIoii
of thur tenements with slow though cer
tain iicuuNlion. The settlement in Lon
don is bounded on one side bySaffion
(rill, and on the other by a street that
is familiar to the Londoner who takes nn
occasional ptuwl about out of tho way
places, as leather Lane, Black Hill,
Mummer street, and Eyro street hill (for
you sco I havo a memory), aro all in
cluded in its picclncts, and aro nil ocr
crowded with swarthy faced organ
grinders, ice cream venders, ragpickers,
picturesque olive skinned women and
ditty faced childieu. Wrinkled old
crone? in guy uttire exchange salutations
tlnough tho windows of tho dilapidated
and llltliy houses that lino these narrow
thoroughfares. Nor does tho masculine
element lounging about the doorways en
tirely discard its native dress as it does
here. The men cling to their poniards,
to rudely embroidered cloaks and waist
coats and wear felt hats tilted to one
sido and adorned now and then with a
faded feather. Tho younger blades
amuso themselves with nil manner of
curious games, though I have never ob
served among them tho mania for toss
ing pennies, for which sport our littlo
bare headed lazzarono bootblacks seem
to haw such a passion.
The shops of this odd Italian colony of
London, too, aro as much in keeping
with tho race as aro thoso of tho Chinese
quarter in New York. Tho fancy stores
display various objects of native manu
facture, earrings, beads, images of devo
tion, cheap looking trinkets and silken
kerchiefs of brilliant hue. Tho grocer
exposes for salo i ards of dusty macaroni,
lengths of ciusty bread, and 'red, yellow
and gieen liquids in clumsy bottles sealed
with wax. As a rule, be it said to their
credit, these fellows of the London Ital
ian quaiter arc much moro peaceable
than those heie. They mind their own
business, and the weapons so conspicu
ously displayed in their belts are never
made uso of; certainly not to tho extent
that they are in New York, at all events.
John Picston Beecher in New York
The Largeat llree In America.
Mr. Warren, who has seen tho big
trees of Mariposa, those of the Big Tree
Qrovo in Calaveras county, and all the
big trees of tho coast range, says there is
in no placo in California n tree that ap
proaches in size that 011 the Kaweah.
Tho men had with them no rule, ta)e
line or measure of any kind, but Mr.
Warren measured the tree with his riile,
which is four feet in length. Ho found
it to bo forty-four lengths of his gun in
circum&u'cnco at a point as high above
tho grWnd as he could reach. Tho top
of tho tree has Ijooii broken off. but it is
stitl of immense height.
This monster tieu stands in n Bmall
basin near the Knwcah, and is surrounded
on all tides by a wall of huge rugged
rocks, iherc is so uiucli brush in the
vicinity that the little valley in which the
big tree stands is almost inaccessible. A
landmark, and a notable feature of tho
landscape, is an immense rock known as
Hauler's Nose. This rock stands on a
mountain that has an elevation of from
8,000 to 0,000 feet abovo the level of tho
sea. liie rock itself is about five hun
dred feet in height. It is visible abovo
the pino forests from Tulare valloy. Tho
small valley in which the big tree stands
Is a niUe or two east of Homer's Nose.
About it aro many giant trees, several
larger than the big trees of Mariposa.
Lower down the Kaweah is what is
called tho Giant Forest. At this placo a
colony of Socialists have taken up ten
square miles of timber land. On their
latut aro many trees that are from twelve
to eighteen feet in diameter. Tho moun
tain men say the big tiees (tho sequoia)
are a cross between tho red wood and the
ilr. Virginia City Territorial Enterprise.
A Simple, Kfflelent Filter.
Dr. F. A. Castle, of New York, thus
describes, in a letter to The Now York
Medical Journal, a simple, and. as he
claim, efficient filter: "For a long tiino
1 jtavq ttseu in my butler 9 pantry a sim
ple contrivance for filtering water used
on the, table, which has been so service
able, and at tho same timo so inexpen
sive, that I venture to recommend it. I
took an ordinary glass pharmaceutical
percolator, and packed the outlet with
absorbent cotton so tightly that tho water
colld only flow in drops. By means of
a piece of copper wiro for a bale, it was
suipcnded from a hook on tho lower sido
of 0110 of tho autry shelves, over the
shejf of tho sink. As often as necessary,
wiifer is 1 wined into tho percolator, and
tliq water pitcher is placed under tho out
let, Whenever the cotton shows much
discoloration a thing wldch is easily ob
served, owing to tl.j percolator being of
glal the maid replaces it with fresh ab
boibept cotton. It is in all respects tho
mosj practical and cheapest filter I know
of, and has no machinery to get out of
ordpr, no patent right to carry, and llit
ad vantage over most filters that tho filter
Ing medium is always under observation,
so that theio is littlo risk of contamina
tion of tho water by accumulations of
(iceelier Not a Hear' Eater.
Contrary to oft expressed criticism,
Mr, Beecher was not a heavy eater. This
was particularly truo of tho last years of
his jlfe. When he first came to Brook
lyn hq enjoyed veiy heartily lato sup
pers, and it was liis.custom to havo ufter
preaching, either in his own homo or in
the house of somo one of his moie inti
mate friends, quite an elaborate spread,
at which thero would be oysters, cold
roast beef, bread and butter, tea or
coffee, pie, and sometimes delicacies re-
?uiring more careful piepaiation., Joo
toward in Onto a Week.
withdrew Mr. FitznniriMt'a nam frnm course trained from a springboard.
r.nc;ot;nn . n. e. t. Whether his invention be a possibility or
consideration by the Senate. It is not, something of tho kind would cer.
small men who tefuse to acknowledge I tainl? be acceptablo to tired townfolk.
that thev have made 1 mistake not whose feet ache and blister as they stamp
mat tney nave maae a rnistaice, not aiong on the i)ard nIlU disypavment.-
great ones. Mobile Register. 1 Chicago News.
I'laln I'olk, but ntio ISloodeil.
TliPm um tilttiM A mnflnnu iltUnna tahn
pulse like that in a lesser degree, of I hare in their veins tho blood of William
PAIITOn nntnrul fvurll tx CIM-tttrvVwfcn lrfl I tllft Cfrrtftvrr Alfwul thn il.n iltnaljt-
magna and ollter noted kings and con
quero?p of days gono by. T.he lines of
desaeirt ore almost universally legitimate,
and came chiefly through youtigor cons
and daughtpw ot these sovereigns. Nov"
York penlng World.
Waco Furniture Co.
WE NEVER FORGET'
OUR FRIENDS CUSTOMERS
Anc In onliT Mint tlu-y inny irnllu
tliu lnct c Mill offer fur tho uct
I'o.l mill toiiicortliu KTPHtest ImrRnlns
el tr uncivil In tin- I i)iic Rr.ir Slalt'.
100 bed room hiiIih, prices fmni $15.00
GO pnrlor suits from $.10 to $330.
10 bookcases from $10 to $75.
125 sideboards from $1:2.50 to $1250.00.
100 wardrobes from $8 to $150.
100 bodstcads from $2 to $i3.
100 reod and ratan chulrs from $2.50
150 leather and plush chairs nl prices
to suit tho buyer.
25 folding bods from $18 to $150.
100 faofa lounges from $0 to $50.
25 hall racks from $7 to $50.
500 fancy mid plain tublos of ovory
description, and in fact a full lino
of everything that is carried In a
first-oloss furniture stono, too nu
merous to montloii.
LARGE STOCK OF DINING
ROOM AND KITCHEN F UR
NIT V RE.
We also Carry a Full Line of Pictures, Picture
Frames and Moulding. Frames Nade to Order
IS APDIMION 1 0 THIS WE HAVE
Ad Extensive Mattrss Factory,
Where wo mako all kinds of
Matoreases and do tJpholtering
in tho best of style. Our Up
holsterer has Twenty Years
Experience and stands Second
Wo ofl'or for tho next forty days
to mako room for our
Manotli Fall Slock.
Which our Mr. Peck has
Just Purchased in the
We Garry a Full Line of Coffins, from 2
ZZZZZ the Cheapest to the Best.
Also a lino of cloth oovorotl caskols.
Motnllo cases, and a full lino of robes
for gouts, ladies ami childron.-
. Arterial Embalming a Specialty.
Prices to Suit-TEvorybody.
:EiAlilecl - Kvr - Xol5t - Except - Sunday.
PRICE 50 GENTS PER MONTH.