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WACO, TEXAS, OCTOBER 0, 1SSS.
STORIES ADOUT MCN.
A telegram of yesterday annoiini.es
that the Tvnocraphical Union of
Pittsburg, Pa., lias come out in united
support for Cleveland and Thurman
On the 17th inst. at the Novubee
(Miss.) county fair, held at Macon,
Miss., Bill Arp, the great Georgia hu
morist delivered the opening address.
Report says he was fully equal to the
In response to inquiries the New
Nork Star says there in no room to
doubt that Cleveland and Thurman
will carry Connecticut by a plurality
of more than Sooo votes. That will
do, if Connecticut can do no better.
Chistiani?ed Chimanen are becom
ing numerous enough in New York to
make a new quarter for themselves
near University Place, and Moll street
is rapidly beint; abandoned to the
Rev. Sam Jones having finished
his engagemeut at Nashville, Tenn.,
an J raised $22,000 for the purchases
of a building for religious survices left
for Durham, N. C, where he began a
a series of religous revivals yesterday.
Another Pensylvania drug clerk
has put morphine on a quinine pre
scription, and the patient has joined
the choir celestial. His ague was
cured. Why not avoid thee acci
dents by having exclusive poison
stores, license like a beer saloon? San
How Raymond 1Ucih1 11 Colorril IJoy
from n Mntory Uiuro.
A gcxxl story, illustrative) of tlio rrcenco
of mind of tlio lato Joint T. ltnynioml, Is tokl
by nti olclnctor. ItuyinoiKl's company ni
making n ono night stop Inn llttlo Georgia
town. Tlio piny wns one in which tlio ocean
played n prominent part, Tho only ocenn
owned by tho managers of tho theatro was
very old nud weak. It had soon much duty
nnd was in n very crippled condition.
To illustrate tho rolllnc of tho arw.n
number of street gamins wero hired to go
underneath a big bluo cloth nnd bob tip nnd
The play was in its most Interesting pat t.
llnymondwns getting off somo of his best
gags. Ho was tho only nctor 011 tho stage,
nud thonudienco was uproai ious, when nn
accident occurred that enmo near wrecking
Among tho "waves"' was n little negro.
Tho space was very narrow under tho ocean,
nnd tho bobbers gotqulto warm. This par
tlcular littlo negro felt tho heat. Ho reinot ed
ono by ono his habiliments, until his nd
shirt nlono co ereil his nakedness.
In tho'midst of ono of Raymond's best gngs
tho old bluo cloth ocean suddenly 1 ippod nnd
broke, nnd tho aforementioned littlo negto
was seen gallantly struggling w Ith the win es.
"Man overboardl" cried out Hnjmoud.
Somo of tho stage hnnds, dressed as "sailors,
rushrvl In au) threw tho littlo nccro a roue.
Tho "drowning wrno" grabbed an end and
tho sailors dragged him out. When tho nil
diencosaw tho littlo pickanlmi) In nothing but
his red flannel shirt, they simply roared.
Tho littlo negro was tho heio of tho town
ever nfterwntd. Now York KvenlngSun.
B. P. Hutchenson, Chicago's tamous
speculator, "Old Hutch," who has
been manipulating the recent corner
in wheat, went West from Massachu
setts, a Yankee with no money. He
has many millions now. He gave
Ben Butler the first law case that
doughty attorney ever tried.
The rich people of New York are
laying in their coal now. That is wise
and prudent. The poor people of
Yew York can't do that, so they will
buy it by the buckets in January and
pay at the rate of about $10 per ton
Trusts are "private affairs." New
York Herald, Ind.
The greatest national debt among
nations of the globe is borne by
France. It is about $6,250,000,000.
Russia comes next, with $3,600,000,
000; then England, with $3,560,000,
000; Austro-Hungary, with $2,485,
000,000; Italy, with $2,225,000,000;
Spain, with $1,207,000,000, and Prus
sia, with $1,000,000,000,
Our belief in the probable success
of the Democracy grows out of our
confidence in the good sense of the
American people, which should ena
ble them to percieve that of the two
policies proposed the one advanced
by the Democrats is much more for
'the general welfare of the country. In
other words, that the party will gain
more votes than it loses. Boston
The Price of Bread.
The N. O. Times-Democrat says
the rise in the price of bread anil oth
er staple articles of food has brought
no little uneasiness among the poor
in New York and the East generally,
and threatens to cause some suffering.
There has been a general advance in
the price of nearly all necessities,
but it is most marked in the case of
the"staff of life," and as there has been
no corresponding increase in wages,
the poorer classes will have to draw
their belts tighter and run on shorter
In many countries dear bread is the
prime causes of revolutions. Shch an
advance as has been chronicled here
lalely might easily have brought forth
a riot in Paris and a demonstration
against the government- There has
been some indignation over the ad
vance, which is due mainly to the
manipulation of the market; but the
American people do not reason in
this revolutionary way, and do not
make Mr. Cleveland responsible for
the smaller loaves.
They recognize the ti ue origin of
this advance in prices, and if the cost
of bread plays any part in the political
carnpaign it will be to the disadvan
tage of the Republicans, to whom we
owe the trusts, monopolies, corners
and combinations, which have put up
and down, as best suited them, 'the
price of all commodities and articles
Stonownlt Jnckoon'it .Joke.
Few men wero oer more profoundly nnd
invariably serious than Htonownll Jackson.
Prior to tho war ho was professor of natural
nnd ctperi mental philosophy at tho Virginia
Military institute, and while in that position
ho mado what is believed to hnvo been his
first nnd last joke. '
Uno morning ho called tin a member of tho
graduating class, and with tho utmost
gravity propounded tho following scientific
"Why is it imiKissiblo to send a telegraphic
dispatch from Lexington to Staunton ("
Tho cadet rellected for somo moments, and
then replied that the explanation of this phe
nomenon doubtless lay in tho fact that tho
nmount of it on ore in tho mountain dicw tho
magnetic curient from tho whes
A covert smilo touched upon Jackson's
features, lied nwny, and ho said: "o, sir;
you can tako your seat."
Another was called up, but he too failed to
explain tho mystery. A third, nnd then n
fourth wero equally unsuccessful, Jackvon
listening to their theories with piofound at
tention, but with tho samo sly smile which
had greeted tlio flrbt attempt.
This smilo probably attracted the attention
of tho next cadet who was called. His coun
tenance lighted up, his lip broko into a smilo
in return, and ho said:
"Well, Mnj Jackson, I reckon it must bo
becauso there is no telegraph between the
"You are right, sir," replied Jackson, who
had suddenly resumed his composed expres
sion. "You can tako your seat."
Then ho called tho class to order, nnd
calmly pioceedcd with tho tecitation ns if
nothing had happened. -Youth's Companion.
Col. Wnde, representative from n Missouri
district, has mado for himself quito n reputa
tion for nrtistic exaggeration and it takes
an artist in this lino to atttact nttention at
tho national capital. Col. Wado wears n
military coat buttoned cloo to his chin, giv
ing him much tho appearance of n preacher.
His dell vei y is very imprcssiioaud, with tho
unsuspicious, convincing. 1 lie colonel w ould
not hesitate to claim that in a histoiic gamo
of draw poker played for cofleo beans out at
his farm, he drew thieo caids to n
pair of queens and illlul out n rojal
sequence, nnd no ono but an expert
would doubt what tho colonel said,
and even tho expert w ould not question his
sincerity. Recently Col. Wado took a trip
dowu tho river and spent a few dajs in quiet
Maryland. When ho returned lo found a
constituent from a 1 emote part of his district
waiting to see him. Tho colonel was nil affa
bility. Ho took tho Missout ian to tho bouso
and in tho courso of a lull in tho proceedings
escorted him to tho restaurant. A member
who sat near CoL Wade's tablo heard him re
lating tho circumstances of his trip. "Out
in Missouri," ho was saying, "ou get no
idea of what tho world is. You seo nono of
tho wonders of nature. Tho cast, sir, is some
thing wonderful. You lmo heard of tho
big trees of California? Theynto nothing
nothing at all, sir to what I saw tho day
beforo yesterdgy. What would 3011 think
of nn oak tico 293 paces in diameter? 1
paced it off myself. I would not trust nny
ono else. And fishing in tho bnyi Why, 1
saw ono man pull out 3,000 fish in a day.
Fact, sir. They never eat fish there. They
uso them for fertilizers." Ami tho open
mouthed Mlssourian sat with his ejes bulg
ing from his head, without n sign of doubt
or suspicion on his face. Chicago Herald.
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Via' St. Louis
I'ullninu J'ulaoe l!oUl Car an-run
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Depot at St. Louis, thereby assuring
passengers speedy connections.
Fast Time ! Superior Accommo-
It. W. McCUI.LOUGH,
General Passenger and PrilghPAgent,
Tlio Killing I'nsslou.
Tho comedian Elliston used to tell n story
that humorously illustrates tho i uling passion
stiong in death.
Macrcady was at ono timo alarmingly ill
so ill that tho most sci ious consequences
nerofeaied nnd tho most desponding steps
taken, such ns tlio udiuinisti ntiou of tho sacra
ment, etc. Elliston called to seohini and Has
admitted to tho chamber of tho presumably
dying tragedian, who feebly expi essed n be
lief in his approaching dissolution. Kills
ton, deeply moved by his friend's prostra
tion, offcied to do any scrWco In his rawer.
strongly enjoined tho fnmily to keep the suf-
icier quiet ana gilded on tiptoe out of the
room. He had not i cached the bottom of
tho staircaso when un audlblo whisper
reached him: "Mr. Elliston, stop up for n
moment, Sir. Mncicndy wishes to sieak to
Ho went up softly and npptoached tho bed
of tho dj ing man, supjxising that somo jo-t-humous
nttention wns to bo lequiied of him.
Elliston nddicsscd him with boothlng sjm
pathy. Muoready gave n slight indication
of tempoiaiy relief, nnd in bioken accents
"El-lUt-ou, do you thi-nk that 'Hob Hoy,'
ro-duced to two-acts, would be-n good nfter
picco for-my-beneilt?" Dettoit Fieo Press.
Hi Great Ileautj,
The president of tho Uiitlsh association
cited this imaginary toast ut tho i eccnt meet
ing: "Hero's to tho latest scientific discoery.
May it never do nny good to aii)body." This
is only a now version of nu old stoiy told
about tho late Professor Hem y Smith, of Ox
ford. Ho was expatiating one day to his pu-
iuauu mo uvnuues 01 a mauicniiuicnl discov
ery ; "hut tho grVat beauty of It Is, gentle
mon,"ho added with humorous enthusiasm
" that it cannot possibly bo of un y uso to nny'
body." New York Tribune.
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D. E. HIRBHFIKLD,
Locul Tlekot Agent. Waco, Toxvx.
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