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WACO EVENING NEWS.
WACO, TEXAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1888.
HouBO-koopors looking for good In
vestments, should oxnmlno tho fol
lowing special offering for this wcok,
At $1,20 Eacii
Wo offer a largo lot of Slnglo Whlto
Blankets, Bilk bound and All Wool,
they would be cheap nt $2.25.
At S.C50 a Pair
10-4 Fine Whlto Blankets, these lire
a special early purchase that has
boon reserved. They are worth $3.25.
Wo havo several special lots in Ex
tra Fine White Blankets, that aro
Blightly soiled and will be offered
Considerably Below Value.
For to-day and all week. Two lots
just rocioved that cannot be dupli
Fifty-Jive cents Each.
Ten bales of full-size Bed Comforts,
well made Wool-filled at only Fifty
five cents Each.
Ten bales of Extra Quality, largo-size
Bod Comforts, covered with Best
quality of Calico. Regular retail
prico would bo ?2.00.
Blanket and Flannel Dejartment,
RIGHT HAND AISLE NEXT TO PASSENGER ELEVATOR.
Handle or purchase everything In tho Produce lino, mid respectfully ask our friends
to call or make consignments. U'cOunrniitro Full Mnrkrt Trite uuil Sat
isfaction In livery Particular. Try us and bo convinced,
3sto:r.-woo:d sc g-atst.
The Effect in Calllorntn.
San Francisco, Oct. i. The news
of President Cleveland's approval of
the Chinese exclusion bill was receiv
ed here to-day with a marked degree
of interest. Large crowds congregated
around the newspaper bulletin boards
and discussed the situation. The
Chinese manifested considerable ex
citement. The principal subject of
discussion here is as to what effect
the measure will have upon the sever
al thousand Chinese who have arrived
here within the past year and been
landed by the Federal courts upon
"writs of habeas corpus and aretout on
bail waiting examination; and also
upon the several thousand more Chi
nese who are now on their way to this
port. About 200 Chinese arrived here
Saturday on the steamer City of New
York. The Belgic will be due next
Thursday with 8oo.
Three other steamers are now on the
Pacific with over iooo Celestials
bound for this port. Collector of the
Port )Hager expressed himself to-day
as being doubtful of the bill's effect
ivness. "The present bill," he said, "is in
tended to exclude Chinese. So was
the restriction act. But did the re
striction act exclude them ? If the
same principle applied to this bill as
was applied to the other I don't see
that it is going to be any great im
provement. If the courts can con
tinue to land Chinese on writs of ha
beas corpus and allow them on our
soil, that will abrogate any kind of
restnction attempted by Congress.
When they are allowed bail they are in
the country, and they then forfeit theit
bail and remain here in spite of the
The collector-concluded by stating
that in all probability, when officially
informed of the passage and approval
of the bill, he would refuse landing
the Chinese, whether bearing return
certificates or not, unless writs of ha
beas corpus were issued by the courts,
in which case the matter would be out
of hie hands.
Mn.RanhI.Owcu Become! Insane.
Chicago, Oct 3. The detention of
Mrs. S. J. Owens, widow of the late
Com. Ellis Kane Owens, of the Unit
ed States navy, at a Washington po
lice station on account of her alleged
Wo aro showlncr an unusual at
tractive assortment of Plain and Fan
cy Flannols in all grades, and ask
Spoolal Inspootiou for our lino of
In Plain Whlto and Bed Flannols
we aro ablo to quote VERY LOW
PRICES, and wo aro doing so THIS
WEEK. All of these Goods woro
Bought very early and at Prices that
CANNOT BE TOUCHED. To-day
our Customers will
REAP THE BENEFIT.
Our now lino of Flno Whlto Em
broidered Flannols aro now open,
and we are showing a lot of
Fifty plocos, 2G inch Fancy Flannols
at 40 cents a yard, regular price 50
A new line of U7 Inch
Camols Hair finish in Whlto, Cream
and all Colors at FIFTY-FIVE
CENTS PER YARD.
A line of all Wool Strlpos and
Chocks in Fancy Sacquo Flannels at
FIFTY CENTS PER YARD,
thoso aro suitable for INFANTS
CLOAKS and DRESSES.
intanity, causes deep sorrow among her
many friends. A friend of hers said
to-day that Mrs. Owens went to Wash
ington to seek a clerkship in one of
She is described is a fine woman,
highly educated and possesses many
accomplishments. this lady said
Mrs. Owens had been subject to peri
odical aberration of the mind for many
years, but at other times was lucid
and very companionable. She de
clared Mrs. Owens was no fit subject
for an insane asylum, and earnestly
hoped she would not be sent to such
Mrs. Owens is the possessoi of much
costlv apparel, jewelry and diamonds,
and durimg her husband's life was ac
customed to move in the best of soci
ety. Among her friends she number
ed Gen. Sherman, ex-Secretary of
War Lincoln and other prominent of- J
Inspector Bo'nfield said he had been
advised of the intention of Mrs. Owens
by the Washington police, but, learn
ing on inquiry here that she was sup
posed to be able to take care of her
self, had done nothing further.
First Tliroiiuu Trnln.
Laredo, Oct. 3. The first through
train from the City of Mexico over the
Mexican National railroad arrived here
to-day, having on board prominent
officials of the road. This road will
be opened on October 15th for through
freight traffic and on November 1st
for passenger traffic. Mr. B. W.
Thatcher, for many years auditor of
the northern division of this road, has
been appointed general auditor of the
entire system, with headquarters in
the City of Mexico.
Nashville, Oct, 3. Gov. Taylor
and Capt. Samuel W. Hawkins, the
Democratic and Republican candi
dates respectively for Govenor, to-day
finished their joint canvass in Middle
Tennessee, having spoken in the East
Tennessee counties. I hey will com
mence the canvass in West'Teennssee
on Wednesday next, speaking at Paris.
The candidates have attracted good
Mr. T. C. Johnson, the Prohibition
nominee, is making a quiet canvass,
and has been aided to some extent
by Rev. D. C. Kelly, D. D of Nash-
Cor. 3tlTL and
An Event in Waco will be our
Display this week of Advence and
Exclusive styles of
The like of which has never before
been seen in this city. Our buyers
have ransacked the markets and have
Ctioiciesf -:- and-:-Nobbiest
Just come in and look at them, it will do
your heart good, even if you don t care to
buy just now. You'll receiye polite atten
tion just the same.' ,.
Lessing, Solomon & Rosentbal,
Enforcement of the Sunday Inw.
Nashville, Oct, 3. The white and
colored pastors of the city met to-day
at the Southern Methodist Publishing
house and organized an association.
Rev. B. F. Haynes, of McKendree
Church, was elected president.
For some time past the local minis
ters have been discussing the matter
of the enforcement of existing laws
concerning the observance of the Sab
bath. The movement resulted in .the
saloon keepers agreeing to close their
establishments, and Judge Ridley, of
the criminal court, ruled that persons
convicted of selling liquors on Sunday
should not only be heavily -fined, but
imprisoned for not less than thirty
days in the county jail.. Sermons on
Sabbath observance" were preached in
all the city churches yesterday, and
several hundred signatures were ob
tained to a memorial calling upon the
city authorities to strictly enforce the
Rev. Sam Jones, the Georgia evan
gelist, will begin a ten days meeting
next week, and a great religious awak
ening is expected.
Bnrunin In Texni,
Texarkana, October 3. Barnum's
greatest show on earth gave two exhi
bitions in this city to-day. Large au
diences witnessed the performances,
which are the grandest ever seen in
Texas. The show came into the state
through the quarantine inspectors
without hindrance, having shown a
clean bill of health.
Detroit, Oct. 3. It has come to
light here that J. W. Flynn, president
of the board of trade and a prominent
democratic politician, has cleared
$250,000 on the Chicago wheat corner.
He bean speculating in September
wheat three months ago and since then
has had his partner established in
Chicago. Prior to this "strike" Flynn
was not worth over $10,000.
Front nt llccntur.
Memphis. Oct. 3. The following
has been received by the Associated
Press : Dccature, Ala., October 3.
Since my report of yesterday we have
had three deaths Martin Hooker,
Dr. W. B. Black and Robert Orr (col
ored); the number of new cases three
or four; under treatement, ten or
twelve. The thermometer last night
went down to 36 degs., but there was
very little frost. Two of the cases that
died last night had not been previous
ly reported. The situation is not ma
terially different from what it has been
for several days. The relief commit
tee is still ready to give all aid needed.
Signed Jkrome Cochran,
State Health Officer.
Solii k Riitlal
'The Child of tho Alntno."
Whshington, Oct. 3. For several
days there has been at the National
hotel a man with a history. William
lames Cannon is his name. When
the Texan Republic was making her
struggle for freedom occurred the he
roic defense which ended in the mas
sacre of the Alamo. "Thermopylae
had her messenger of defeat the
Aalmo had none," is the inscription
on the battle monument which marks
the place where the gallant Custer,
Bowie and Crockett fell. But there
was a survivor. A boy by some mir
acle escaped the universal slaughter.
It was William James Cannon "the
child of the Almo." He is now an
old man with long white hair, which
falls around a face remarkably like
that of the late Secretary Seward,
though seamed and roughened by a
He has led a most eventful life,
which would furnish foundations for a
dozen lurid dime nevels. He speaks
fluently Spanish and a dozen Indian
tongues. He followed Crook into the
Mescalero retreat into the Sierra Ma
dres. He wears a broad sombrero of
Spanish felt, present from Gen. Bargg,
United States minister to Mexico. A
claim for some 7,000 acres of valuable
Texas lands brings him to Washing
ton. Parties should havo loitor and mail
boxes put up at ttiolr houses nnd offi
ces at onco. Ordors should bo loft
for them at H. E. Atnbold's gun
store and thoy will bo promptly exe
Mission grapes received daily at
Early & Finks.
If you want a good meal or a good
bed, go to tho Brunswick on Frank
lin streot. Everything is uoat ns a
pin anu urst-ciass.
call on Deano, Waco's high priced
Photographer. No cheap shoddy
Tho toniost barbor shop 111 town Is
that of Jeff- Williams, tho old "O. K."
stand, Austin streot. near tho square.
Ho has four tonsorial artists unsur
passed In tho state, and a nlco cool
room. Everything kopt nlco and in
tho dose ot oruor. w
Go to Mrs. B. J. Doss' millinery
storo, Fourth streot, for best nnd
cheapest hats, bonnets and other
Insuroyour property with Meok
& Fltzhugh, office In Paclfio Ex
press olllce, 4 Ui fcjt.
Fresh arrival 01 oarrol nlcklos nt
Early & Finks.
Groat bargains in unroJocmed
pledges at your Uncle DuffDomnau'B
opposlto the McLolland hotel.
A SLEEPY TROPIC CITY.
What a Yankee Saw In Uraill-Heaving
Maranham, Brazil, is ono of tho has
boons. All tho pooplo aro dead, but thoy
don't know it Grass is growing in tho
6trccts, and tho placo is slowly but surely
dying. Thoro is very llttlo businc&j, nnd
(ho ono excitement in tho month is tho
arrival of tho American mail steamship.
Almost every building is a church or
nunnery, and priests aro everywhere.
Wo first mako a call on his tan colored
majesty, tho president, and tlion stmt
out to cxploro tliia now and strange- city.
Within two years a horsocar railway lias
been introduced hero, probably by some
enterprising Yankee. Tho cars aro open
nnd similar to our summer cars 'in Boston,
though much smaller. They aro drawn by
llttlo bits of donkeys, whoso tremendous
ears seem tho biggest part'of them. Tho
conductor stands on tho end of tho car
nnd blows a great brass horn on curves
nnd corners. Wliilo staring nt these
curious street cars wo aro joined by Capt.
C , who invites us to tako a drivo in
ono of them. Wo step on board and tho
littlo donkeys wag their ears as they
Bturt off. As it is nn open car wo retain
our cigars and soon perceive that all eyes
aro attracted by tho captain's uniform.
Whispers aro plainly heard of "Com
mnndanto Americano," etc. In tho mean
time tho ear moves on up ono street and
down another nil aliko dreary.
Occasionally a pair of black oyes can
bo Been peeping through tho bars of a
window ; wo rnlso our hats nnd they nro
quickly withdrawn look again nnd there
thoy are. On tho 6cat in front of us eits
n matronly lady of perhaps 45, very
richly dressed; besldo her a young lady
of 20. Tho latter is altogether charm
ingwith rich black hair and speaking
eyes. But what is this? Quickly turning
in her scat sho extends a jeweled hand
and in broken Spanish twlitely requests
my cigar to light her dainty cigarette
"Great Scott!" I mutter, as I hastily
pass over tho required light. Sho hands
it back and, as I gazo upon it, wonder if
I had not better keep it as a memento of
But hcio wo nro on tho top of a very
high hill overlooking tho sea. This is
tho end of tho road mid wo liavo twenty
minutes to look about in. A large, yel
low washed convent is near by niuf, as
Iglanco up at tho barred windows, I
think how much sorrow nnd heartncho
might bo insido of them. Wo walk to
tho brow of tTToTull nnd caBt ouraHj
over tho bay, dotted hero nnd thoro wun
coasters and fishing boats. Tho Ailvancn
looms up among them liko a mountain
among hills. Sho lies broadsido to nnd
her spars nnd rigging nro trimmed to
perfection. Hark! Thero is tho horn hud
wo must go back to our car. It is now
4 o'clock nnd wo must return to tho ship,
which sails at 5:30 p. m.
Tho hour comes, nnd wo listen to tho
captain's orders from tho bridge aa lie
gets tho Advanco under way onco more.
First tho kedgo is undcrrun, lifted nnd
bi ought on board. Tho ship is now rid
ing by port anchor, Hood tide. Tho port
chain is paid out until tho sixty fathom
shacklo is at tho water's edgo and tho
bows directly over tho starboard anchor,
which is then cnttcd nnd put in place.
Tho port chain is then taken in to fifteen
fathoms at water's edge; bho is then un
moored. There goes three bells. "Lift
your anchor, Mr. liny." "Anchor away,
bir." "Abend half speed." Slowly sho
moves; then fnstcr and faster as sho
gathers headway. "Anchor at tho
hawso pipes, sir." 'Ahead full speed,''
conies tho last order f 10m tho bridge. I
turn for a Inst look at tho harbor nnd
city, nnd what do I sco? As I live, thoro
on tho nftcr deck of tho Advanco nro tho
two ladies wo met on tho street car,
bound through to Itio Janeiro. G, V. C.
in Boston Transcript.
Vimnc Women of'l'cru. '
Tho young women of Lima aro us ft
nioua for their beauty of form as for their
beauty of fnco. Thoy aro ulways blender,
generally short of btature nnd us graceful
as sylphs. Peruvian women novcr wear
colore in tho street, and this custom is
observed by tho urlstocrnoy a well as by
tho peasantry. Tho manta is worn by
every woman when sho appeals on tho
btrcet, but in their homes, at tho opera
and nt afternoon icccptions nnd even
ing balls tho ladies adopt Parisian
btylcs nnd dress with a great deal
of taste. The manta is squaie in
shapo and about two yards in size, It is
folded so as to lw tiinngular.uud the cen
ter of the fold is placed upon the fore
head, where thero is usually a hit of laco
that hang down to tho eyes. One end
falls down tho from of the dross, while;
tho other is thrown around tho shoulders
mid fastened at Urn hi east with mi orna
Thero is n romantic stoiy about tho
uinnta that explains why it Is always
black. Tho Inca women woro colors
until their King Ataliualpa woh killed by
tho Spaniards. Then every woinnn hi
tho great empire, which stictchcil from
tho Isthmus of Panama to tho Straits of
Magellan, abandoned colors nnd put on u
black manta, and it has sinco been vorn
us perpetual mourning for tho last of trju
Lucr. William Elerov Curtis.
l'oclflo Coast Potatoes.
Washington territory leads every state
and territory in tho Union in- tho yield
of potatoes per aero. Tho average yield
is 1C3 bushels, wliilo Oregon produces
Truo it is that "tho good men do is oft
interred with their bones, " but it is not
very frequently necessary to enlarge tho
coffin for that purpose Boston Post.
If anger is not restrained it is fro-
Juently uioro hurtful to us than tho in
ury that provokes it Seneca.
Laoy keeps tho bost rod ash ant lira
Down on tho ancient wharf, tho sand, I tit, with a
now comer chatting;
lie shlpp'd as green hand boy, and sall'd away
(took somo sudden vehement notion);
Since, twenty years and mora hare circled round
White ho the globo was circling round and round
and now returns.
How changed tho placo all the old londnu.ro
gone tho parents dead
(Yes, he comes back to tie In port for good to
settle has a well Oiled purso-no spot will
do but tills);
Tbn llttlo boat that scuM'd him from tho sloop,
now hold In leash I so, '
t bear tho slapping waves, tho restless keel, the
rocking In tho tSnd.
I seo tho sailor kit, tho canvas bag, the great bos
bound with brass,
t scan the faco all berry brown and bearded the
stout, strong frame,
Drcss'd In Its russet suit ot good Scotch cloth
Then what thn told out story of those twenty
rears? What of tho future?
Walt Whitman in.Tho Magozlno of Art.
Flro My Photographs.
Tho "cucuyos," or "lantern files," of
Cuba, Mexico, and Brazil, tho Py
rophorus noctilucus, aro a species of
snapping bug or beetle, which omit a
strong greenish light from oval spots on
cither sido of tho thorax and from
between tho segments of tho abdomen.
Mexican Indies imprison tio cucuyos in
gnuzo bags and wear them as living
diamonds on their hair or dress. So
brilliant is their light that a scientific
gentleman recently conceived the idea of
attempting to photograph by it, and tho
experiment was mode. It was astonish
ingly successful. A cucuyo was hold in
the lingers within ono inch of a photo
graph, so that the rays of light fell upon
it perpendicularly, nnd a perfect copy
was obtained on n sensitized plato. Tho
limo of exposure to tho insect's light was
thirty seconds. Tho natural radiance
seems to bo controllable at will by tho in
sect; for when a jot of gas is turned
rapidly 011 and off, tho cucuyo will do his
best, cither from rivalry or somo other
cause. Demorcst's Monthly.
Colors of Mexican Flowers.
Tho Mexican flowers nro very deeply
colored. "If red, it is tho most glowing
and intense; if yellow or purple, tho
richest; if wliilo or pink, tho purest and
most delicate." Fresh flowers nro
abundant nnd cheap throughout thq
year, including roses, ponsies, sweet
pens, heliotropes, camolllas and magnifi
cent poppies. "Calla lilies,, tho sizo of a
fnn. bloom luxuriantly in every ditch."
egjudJho geraniums aro as tall as a man.
iiiomost rcmnrkablo fiowor is tho "tree
of tho little hands," a nntivaS&tho
colder region. Tho bright red flodCer
nro well defined miniature hands. It' Is
slow of growth, not reaching full sizo in
100 years. In tho vnlloy of Mexico fifty
varieties of lilies, no two aliko, bloom
on mountain, crag and plain. Cincin
nati Commercial Gazette.
Sluicing Ttrciiil by Machinery.
Thoro comes now the proposition of
tho Liverpool bakers and flouring mills
to unito into ono great establishment for
tho purposo of making tho flour nnd
brend of tho cntlro city. Tho bread will
bo baked in vast ovens under tho condi
tions pointed out by tho latest inventions
of n scicntifio sort, and tho cost will bo
so reduced that the peoplo will havo a
decided reduction in tho cost of living.
Tho bakers, who will thus bo thrown out
of employment by machinery, already
raiso tho cry of distress. Globe-Democrat.
Selling Their Unruly Wives.
It is said that tho Baluba negroes of
central Africa do not sco any wrong in
selling their wives and children, but
mako a distinction between domestic
slaves and slaves for export. A chief
who was expostulated 'with on tho sub
ject said thoy only sold their troublesomo
wives out of tho country, novcr tho good
ones. In ono caso, it is reported, a tribo
got tired of their chief, who was contin
ually fighting with neighboring tribes,
and sold him into slavery. Chicago
Tito Origin of '"Ogre."
Tho sturdy Norseman who lived by and
upon tho sea, yet feared it and respected
itsrago; nnd wo havo a reminiscence of
tho terriblo god of tho sea in our word
ogro, tho descendant of tho Scandinavian
Oegir, who, with his terriblo wife Run,
dominated over tho sea depths, seizing
tho luckless swimmer, and oven devour
ing tho bodies of tho drowned. F. S.
Bassett in Globo-Dcmocrat.
A Curious Bight.
It is said to bo n curious sight to watch
tho littlo Indinn children when thoy first
coino to tho IIouso of tho Good Shophcrd,
in Denver, to bo educated by tho govern
ment. When thoy first reach tho insti
tution they go upstairs on their hands and
knees, not understanding tho uso of tho
stairs, and sleep at night under tho bod,
from which thoy first pull tho clothes.
New York Evening World.
Worship or Telegraph Poles.
When telegraph posts were first set up
in somo roinoto parts of India tho gentlo
Hindoo was wont to cut tho samo down
for .firewood. A young engineer, who
had studied tho aboriginal character,
painted tho osls red, whereupon tho na
tives worshiped thn posts, and ceased to
carry them awny as burnt offerings.
St. James' Gazette.
Gat Pleos as Lightning nods.
I havo been an observer of these tilings
for moro than forty years and havo novcr
known a person killed by lightning in
tho built up perilous of this city. Why!
Because the gas pipes fulfill tho requi
sites of a lightning rod perfectly con
structed. Thoy havo tho requisite amount
of surface exposed in tho earth. David
Brooks in Philadelphia Times.
Oo to W. D. Jackson and got a pho
tograph of yourself and children.
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