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WACO, TKXAS, NOV. 3, 1883.
The liglitring strikes next Tuesday.
There will be reduced rates on all
roads to the San Antonio fair.
The Catholic University in Wash
ington is to be didicated on October 6,
Mills' majority on Tuesday next
will surprise some of the most san
guine of the opposition.
Miss Grace King will have a story
in the Christmas number of Harper's
Magazine, entitled "The Christmas
Story of a Little Church."
From all reports cattle will go into
the winter in better condition than
they have for years past. This on
the heels of a good crop year, is very
Only a few more days till the elec
tion, and with good democratic
majorities the people of the Ninth
congressional district can rest on
their oars for the next two years.
Although the campaign is waxing
warmer ever day, improvements in
the way of handsome new buildings,
and the remodling and beautifying of
the old ones goes bravely on.
The steamship La Bretagne, of
Compagnie Generale Transatlantique,
arrived at New York on Saturday ev
ening last, having made the run from
Havre in just seven days fouiteen
hours and one minute a very quick
Dr. D. Hayes Agnew, who now
holds the chair of surgery in the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania, has determined
to resign. The reason given is that he
needs rest because of advancing age,
and is desirous to give more attention
to private practice.
A week from to-day and a man by
the name of Col. Jones wi'l be wan
dering wildly about Waco asking if
lightinlng struck anybody else. Ft.
Not only Col. Jones, but every
man on his ticket, will have cause to
ask the same question.
Mr. Depew admits that the busi
ness prospects of the country were
never more promising. Yet the De.
mocracy have held the White House
for nearly four years. The authors of
the charge that a Democratic admin
istration would ruin the country must
have been mistaken in their calcula
tion. Arkansas Gazette.
The strongest fight over the return
of democratic members is being made
in the Mills district. A. E. Jones is
the strongest man the opposition
could have put out, but evidences
now go to show that A. E. Jones ex
cites just enough alarm to make
Mills' friends work for him. Bastrop
One thing grows out of a presi
dential contest, and that is the pro
motion of a feeling of patriotism
When a foreign minister attempts
to interfere, no matter in whose be
half, he is immediately condemned
on all sides and virtually told to go
home. In this resoect of nromotine
the patriotic spirit the excitement of
the present presidential contest is,
in a moral sense, worth all it costs in
money, time and social friction. New
John Guy Vassar, the last of the
Vassar brothers, died at Toughkeep
sie, N. Y., on Saturday last, aged
seventy -seven years. His father was
an elder brother of Matthew Vassar,
founder of Vassar college. The de
ceased laid the foundation of his for
tune, which is estimated at nearly
$2,000,000, by judicious investments.
He gave equal sums with Matthew
Vassar lor the Vassar college labra-
tory, ana aiso an endowment since
Maunew vassars death. He cave
an equal sum with Matthew Vassar
.ur me . iiumc ior oiu men, "Youug man," said tho solemn faced gon
$15,000 each, and to Vassar Insti-1 tloman to tho urchin who was puffing with
..,. t, ., er.,. ; t,it ul rK his might ot a cigar, "let mo worn you In
tute he gave $65,000, including the time that that is a frightful vice you aro cul
endowment. Vassar hospital, just I tlvatlng."
i.j .. ... 1 v t. 1 "I ain't scared of It."
iumi"iGU, lu luiiuiicw vaur,jr.,
With the endowment, $350,000, and I
no doubt John Guy Vassar has left!
a considerable sum to it in his will. I
He was a bachelor.
STORIES ABOUT MEN.
flow A. llronnon Alcott Grow Fat an
Mr. Kennedy's receut Concord anecdotes
havo brought to Tho Listener's boppcr'tbe
following story about A. Ilronson Alcott:
Mr. Alcott was known to bo utterly opposed
to tho rating of meat a strict vegetarian.
Nothing would arouse bis indignation quicker
than to bring forward tho idea that it was
the design of Providence for man to subsist
on animal food. He even refused to taste of
an egg. Bomo twclvo or fifteen years ago bo
was a welcome visitor in many of tho cities
of tho west. His coming was hailed w ith do
light. Dinners wero given, and clubs ex
tended their Invitations. Ho was ready to
talk, and othorj wero glad to listen.
During ono of these visits he was unusually
polo and weary. His hostess rallied him
upon his favorite theory of vegetable diet.
"Mr. Alcott, if you would only live as we
do you would soon bo strong and robust,"
she said. And tho old gentleman, v,itb a
placid smile, mado his usual reply.
"And bo In danger of becoming a brute!"
He was a connoisseur in tho cooking of oat
meal, of which he always partook in the
morning. At this time tho lady, feeling sure
that his health was seriously impaired, re
solved to tako charge herself of his breakfast.
Sho sent for a pound of beef, had it slightly
cooked, the juico extracted and well stirred
into a dish of oatmeal. Mr. Alcott ate with
unusual relish and discoursed eloquently
upon the virtue ot grain that waved In the
sun and air. Tho next morning tho same
dish was repeated, and throughout his stay
ho partook of tho pudding nnd beef juice.
It was noticeable, that he gained rapidly in
health and flesh, and became thoroughly sat
isiled with tho western climate. Ueforo be
left ho remarked;
"Your oatmeal has been cry strengthen
ing. You must tell mo just bow it is mado,
and I must take away a packagoot the meal."
"Mr. Alcott," was tho reply, "there is
genius in good cooking, and it is hard to im
part it Only come again nnd you shall ilnd
tho dish equally palatable."
Some days after he had returned homo,
rested and refreshed, Mrs. It. related the
story in great glee to her own club. Boston
How Mr. Evarts Exhausted a Subject.
It is the fashion nowadays to joko about
Senator Evarts' involved sentences and aim
less generalities, but I had tho honor of being
cross-questioned by him once, andean testify
that ho Is ablo to make bis point with start
ling brevity. I was calling on him while be
was secretary of state, and to help my cause
I mentioned that when visiting Shanghai a
short time previously I had "tried to And" a
mutual friend. Possibly I hadn't tried very
hard. Secretary Evarts looked dreamily out
of the window and inquired, "How long were
you at Shanghai!" I replied, "About a fort
night." Tho secretary twirled a pencil
abstractedly and continued, as if simply out
of a desire to incrcoso tho geographical
knowledge his ofllco required: "Is Shanghai
a largo city?" Innocently I said, "No, sir;"
and then it occurred to me that that subject
was exhausted. Mr. Evarts seemed to think
so, too, and turned to other matters. Onco a
A pleasant exchange of professional cour
tesy took place the other day ni Long Branch,
between two distinguished newspaper pro
prietors of the Quaker City, Mi. Frank Mc
Laughlin, of Tho Times, and Mr. O. W.
Childs, of The Lodger. Mr. Childs happen
ing to meet his confrere sitting on tho piazza
of a hotel, nursing his gouty foot in a chair,
clasped him cordially by tho bond and Bald:
"Why, you are looking better than when I
saw you last; may bo you will live as long as
I do. But, old fellow, when you do die, you
shall have a splendid obituary in Tho Ledger.
It is all prepared now." Tho Times proprie
tor, after effusively expressing his apprecia
tion of his friend's forethought and kindness,
proudly informed Mr. Childs that his obitu
ary was not only prepared in Tho Times
office, but was actually in type. Onco a
A Profitless Undertaking.
Gentleman Uncle Rastus, what will it
cost me to get my barn whitewashed?
Uncle Itastus Two dollahs an' a ha'f u day,
Gentleman I mean what will you do the
Undo Itastus Well, I jess tell how it am,
Mistah Smif. Yo' see, w hon yo' has Qggcred
out do cos' ob de whitewash an' de palls, an'
de wah an' tab on de brushes, sah, yo'll fin
da' is no money in it by de job. Tho Epoch.
A Careful Mother.
Bad Little Boy (to good little boy) Hey,
Johnny, does ycr wan' ter tako a hand in do
Good Little Boy No, I thank you; my
mamma doesn't allow me to play with bad
Bad Little Boy What's do matter does
yer ma t'lnk you'll make do bad boys wussf
A Frank Criticism.
"What do you think of my poem in The
"It was a remarkable piece of woi k. One
thing about it I thought was particularly
"What was thatr'
"That The Gazotto over published it."
The Latest Style.
Tun, brown and bronze shades are said to
be very popular in dress and millinery. For
schoolboys' trousers rat-tan will soon be In
vogue. Yonkers Statesman.
nil Father W Cafe.
"But aro you not afraid of brlnclmr vour
poor father's gray hair In sorrow to tho
$ W bald be-led.-Merchant
'"Evelyn," said 3-oung Mr. Buttercup husk
lly, "speak ono word of hope to me. Do not
crush mo with your disdain. You tay you
do not lovo mo now, but if 1 should como to
you at some futuro time, perhaps perhaps
oh, Evelyn, jou see my sad condition.
Ought I not to receive something moro than
a cold dismissal r'
"Perhaps so, conidcrIng your coudltlon,"
said Evelyn softly.
"Then," exclaimed tho young man Joyously,
"you would change your sentence to"
"Ninety days," murmured tho beautiful
girl. Chicago Tribune,
Rough on flrnmlmn.
Little Philip-Old Mrs. Wlzbeak told me
today I was tho imago of my grandpa. Is
Grandma Yes, my dear.
Little Philip (promptly) Chloroform mel
A rrlcnil lu Xeeil.
Mrs. De Timid (at Lotig Branch hotel table)
I beg pardon, but didn't you say you were
presented to the queen during your tour
Prima Donni Yes, madam.
"And you spoke of other experiences of a
"I was presented to several of the crowned
head? of Europe, talked with many of tho
great generals and noted diplomats and was
granted nn audience with tho pope."
"Weren't j ou scared!''
"Xot at all."
"Then if you are not afraid, I wish you
would tell tho head waiter that this salt box
is empty." Philadelphia Record.
A laborer in a shipyard was one day given
a two foot rulo to measure a piece of iron
plate. Not being accustomed to the use of
the rule, ho returned it, after wasting a good
deal of time.
"Well, Mike," asked his superior officer,
"what is the sizo of tho platot"
"Well," replied Mike, with the srallo which
accompanies duty performed, "it's tho length
of your rulo and two thumbs over, with this
piece of brick and the breadth of my band
and arm, from hero to there, bar a finger."
A Young Man's ITcrotsm.
Daughter (to niaterfnro. as at Narragon
sett) Mamma, this is Mr. Braveboy, who so
heroically rescued me from tho waves this
Materfamilias (who feels that tho family
owes Mr. Braveboy a debt of gratitude, but
not liking tho general appearance as to what
tho result may be) Er oh yes, Mr. Brave
boy, it was very noble of you, I am sure, and
er I I trust you did not find the water un
pleasantly cold. Tho Epoch.
Learning, a Dangerous Thins;.
Undo Itastus (to his young hopeful) 'Dol-
phus, j o' young rascal, yo' tako dat slate
pencil outcn yo' mouf an' stop chewin it!
'Dolphus Yes, pa.
Undo Rastus Don' yo' know it am datt
gorous to do lluin' ob do stummack to chew
slate pencils! Some day eddication will kill
yo', chile, kill yo' sho'. New York Sun.
A Small Literary Order.
St Louis Bookseller (to customer) Books,
sir! yes, sir; what can I show you!
Customer I've got my bookcase pretty
nigh filled up. I want somethln' not over six
inches high, an' enough of 'em to occupy two
foot an' a half o' shelvin'. New York Sun,
It Would Indeed.
Old Mrs. Bentley I seo the newspaper saya
that in a fight with a burglar old Mr. Stock
ing barely escaped with his llfo.
Old Mr. Bentley It would have been
funny it he'd escaped without his llfo.
At the Dinner Table.
First Stranger Excuso me, sir, but yon
seem to bo very fond of corn. That is your
Second Stranger (calmly) I'm a chiropo
dist, Uetroit l-Teo Press.
First Baseball Piny er Did you go to Short
stop's wedding today! Second Baseball
Player Of course I did. First Player How
did it como oft! Second Player Declared a
tie. Onco a Week.
Power of Habit.
A horse up in Michigan has changed hands
so often that every tiino a stranger comes
around ho opens his mouth to havo his teeth
examined, so that his ago may bo arrived at.
A Great Truth.
Featherbrain Well, that just knocks me
Oldtough It couldn't havo struck you
hard enough 'to do anything else. Hotel
A Harlem man, Mumm by namo, has
christened bis twins Minnie and Maximilian.
As an examplo of minimum and ma-imum
this cannot be beaten. Boston Post.
Tho Certain End.
When a man and woman discuss tho sub
ject of matrimony, ono seldom gets tho better
of tho other. It usually results in a tie.
Change III Uppers.
What'd you do if you tumbled into a for
tune of f 1,000,000 to-morrow! Youngstown
Telegram. Get n now pair of shoes. Oil
t Nutural Result.
A yacht containing a party of lawyers was
recently caiisized nmons a school of tharki
Total deaths, four lawyers, toven sharks,
J. no LIpoeli.
Well Taken Care. of.
Tho trim appeal anco of tho averago moun
tain Is undoubtedly duo to tho fact that tho
average mountain, has a alloy to look after
1 U. Exchange.
Ill III lJ!
PRICE 50 GENTS PER MONTH.
Waco Furniture Co.
A good thing for
everybody who Want to
buy furniture. We will
extend our closing out
sale ten days longer.
Now is your time to
buy furniture; you can
afford to buy at the
prices we offer, wheth
er you need it or not.
Give us a call at once
as we must make room
for our new stock en
routed, and after that
time we will have the
largest, best assorted
and most complete
stock of furniture ever
shown in Central Tex
as, .at prices to suit ev
erybody. DHDERTAK'RS DEPARTM'MT
We Carry a Full Line of Colflnsjrom
the Cheapest to the Best.
Also a lino of cloth covered caskets.
Metalio eases, and a full llnoof robes
for geuts, ladies and children.
Arterial Embalming a Specialty,
Prices to SultEvorybody.
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