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WACO, TKXAS, NOV. 0, 1888.
The total registration in New York
City is 286,547. In 1883 it was 240,-
Robert 15roninghas brought the
Palazzo Rezzonico in Venice. It is
an immense stone building, but it only
costs 5000. Palaces arc cheap in
Mrs. Harriet Lane Johnson, who
presided in the White House during
Buchanan's admisistration, has taken
a house in Washington, and will spend
the winter there.
The report upon the French vintage
says that the injury from the phylloxera
at last to havebeen arrested. Since
1875 it has caused the enormous loss
to France of $2,000,000,000.
The Baltimore Sun's New York cor
respondent, in speaking of the sale (al
ready mentioned) of the New York
Star, says: "The Star was sold at
sheriff's sale for $7000, subject to a
chattel mortgage ot $25,000. There
are judgements amounting to $102,
000 against the paper. It was pur
chased for Q. P. Huntington, who will
reorganize the whole office and start
anew, with Amos J. Cummings as editor-in-chief."
The American Towing company's
tug Samson left Norfolk on Monday
last with an immense raft of logs
bound to New London, Conn. The
route will go up the Cheasapeake to
the Cheasapeake and Delaware canal,
thence to the Delaware bay and
through the Delaware and Raritan
canal to New York, and through the
sound to destination. The Samson
will tow it to Cheasapeake City, and
the remainder of the trip will be made
by the assistance of other tugs. The
raft was built at Jamison's dock, in
Berkley, opposite Norfolk. Its ac
tual measurement is 1,000 feet long.
The huge affair is built in eight
sections, and is composed of pine
piles ninety feet long. It draws seven
feet of water and has twenty-four feet
beam. Extraordinary caution is taken
to prevent the raft breaking up. It is
squarely built and held together by
A THKIFTY PEOrLE.
MILLIONS OP MONEY LAID BY FOR A
Rudolph Ericsson, a young Swede,
employed in a drug store in New
Britain, Conn,, has just discovered,' in
connection with his uncle, the latest
explosive, which is known as extra
lite. The uncle resides in Sweden,
but the explosive, lhe formula of which
was sent over, has been patented in
the United States. An account says:
The new explosive looks like moist
cornmeal. It can be made as easily
as cornmeal can be cooked, and in
much the same way. Last week Mr.
Ecricsson made a quantity of it in a
stove and then experimented with it.
A mass of rock at Shuttle Meadow
was selected as th scene of the ex
periments, The first trials were to
prove that the mixture could not be
exploded in the open air. A small
fire was started and two pounds of
extraiite were put in it. The stuff
would neither explode nor burn. It
was then thoroughly mixed with kero
sene oil, when about half of it burn
ed, but did not explode, A small
dynamite cartridge was inserted in a
roll of the stuff. The cartridge ex
ploded with a fuse but the extrallite
did not explode. When some of tke
substance was placed on a flat stone
and struck with a hammer, the only
result was to reduce it to a finer pow
der. A hole two feet deep was drilled
in the hardest rock to be found in a
neighboring quarry. Three rolls of
the explosive, each containing thtee
ounces, were tamped down in the
hole and connected with a fuse. The
explosive shook the ground and the
air was filled with flying bowlders.
The result achieved would have re.
quired two pounds of gunpowder or
one pound of dynamite, while only
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The manufacture nf the pimlnsivp will I
be commenced at New Briiain at
once. The French government is
said to have paid j ,000,000 francs
for the right to use it.
TI10 Saving Mau'a Hollar, Mtul Ilmv lie
llouncs It In Ilostou Hanks Watching
llio Crowd (iu lluy Day Denonlls anil
At tho beginning of tlio year of graco
1888 thcro wcro fifteen savings banks in
Boston, having In cuargo about $93,000,.
000 bolonglng to nearly 5525,000 depositors.
Slnco tho first of tho year two moro sav
ings banks liavo been established In tho
city, so that tbeso figures nro under
rather than over tho facts at tho present
moment. It may truly bo said that In no
city In tho country, or, for that matter,
In tho world, aro savings banks moro
conservatively, honorably and safely con
ducted than in Boston. Theso local banks
lmvo, as a rule, had public confidence, and
their reputation leaves nothing to bo do
sired. An olllcer in 0110 of tho savings
banks informs tho writer that tho major
portion of tho depositors nro women.
When asked why this Is so ho guvo It as
his opinion that tho women 1110 not to
much given to making "investments" as
tho men. They prefer to put their money
in a reputablo institution whero they
know it will bo "B.ifo," and whero it will
draw a certain Intorcst.
Post yourself In n convenient corner at
ono of tho leading savings banks on a
busy day and watch tho crowd. As an
opportunity to study humanity this could
hardly bo excelled. At tho noon hour tho
depositors como by dozens, tomo to leavo
money and bomo to tako it. Thoso who
leavo tho money seem to have tho best of
it, If ono may judge by their faces. A
man always draws on his deposit with an
air of regret, or, at anv rate, there are
few cases In which this will not hold
truo. At tho head of tho lino thero Is a
littlo old woman who is not at all at her
easo. Tho lino behind presses upon her,
and sho docs not relish being hurried,
althongh it is evident that she will bo
nothing loath to leavo tho placo onco sho
has completed her transaction. Sho has
come, it appears, with an order from her
son, who has an account hero and who is
at homo ill, and sho wants $10. But the
order is not properly filled up, and the
teller trios to explain tho error and inform
her with as much courtesy and pains as
time will permit, that sho must go home
and liavo tho mlstako rectified beforo she
can have tho monoy. This sho does not
understand, and j ou can plainly seo that
sho entertains her "suspicions" of tho
bank. "It's her Jim's money, an' sho's a
right to it when ho tells her to come and
get It," and sho half threatens to "havo
tho law on tho place" if tho cashier will
not stand and deliver.
Timo is being wasted, and tho crowd
becomes impatient, and, finally, some ono
In tho lino assures tho old lady that the
matter will bo "all right" if sho will
follow tho advlco of tho cashier. So off
sho goes, mumbling.' Then comes a man
of about 30 or 33, looking quito prosper
ous, and holding a bank book in which a
number or bills aro snugly reposing.
"You can't deposit -any moro monov.
sir, your account is full," says the receiver.
"Xo moro money I Why, what do you
meau by that? Thought banks would
tako as much money as you'd give 'em."
"Wo aro not permitted to allow any one
to deposit moro than $1,000, and your ac
count has already reached that amount, I
''Must I draw it out thenf"
"Oh, no; you can allow it to remain un
til, with interest, it accumulates to tho
extent of $1,000. After that time, al
though you may let tho money remain
here, it will draw no moro interest."
"Queer business, that," exclaims tho
firosperous man, who thereupon takes
This may seem "qucor business" to the
person who knows nothing of savings
banks, yet It may bo explained by tho
fact that savings banks were not Intended
for well to do peoplo, but for folk of hum
ble means. Of course, if you aro fortu
nato enough to havo $1,000 in ono bank,
you can go to another bank and open an
account, but if tho offlciak havo any rea
son to suspect that you aro a man of
means they may question you very close
ly, and, if they aro not satisfied with your
replies, they aro at liberty to reject your
financial offering altogether.
Hero comes a mother asking if sho will
bo permitted to deposit mohey in her
child's namo, although tho child is only
two or three months old. Sho finds that
sho can do so, and tho is delighted.
Thero aro a great many calls at tho sav
ings banks for purposes of this sort. Pa
rents, also, frequently deposit small sums
on the anniversaries of their children's
birth, and they allow tho money to re
main in tho bank and accumulate until
tho children "como of age." Executors
often uso theso banks to deposit the
funds of an citato during tho two years
tho law allows them for settling up af
fairs. Religious and charitable organiza
tions aro exempt from tho $1,000 restric
tlon. Tho averago rato of interest paid
by tho Massachusetts savings banks last
year was 4.00 per cent.
Two lines of peoplo come streaming into
tho bank, ono lino going to tho receiving
teller and tho other lino to tho paying
teller. Men, women, boys and girls mako
up tho crowd. Sometimes, especially on
Saturdays, a whole family will troop into
tho placo whllo "dad" draws something
for tho marketing, or for clothing tho
young ones; or periiaps thero is a family
celebration of somo kind on foot, and
they all want a sharo of the spoil. Boys
aro generally very proud when thoy mako
their first deposits. Thoy already begin
to feci like capitalists, and they aro gen
erally pretty lalthful to their bavlngs.
Clerks, bookkeepers, otllco boys, sales
girls, newsboys, bootblacks, jouug ex
quisites whoso fathers havo given them
somo pocket money ou condition that
they will put by a certain sum every
week, mechanics, masons, teamsters,
young maids and old ones, old men and
olu women, all or tho most of them bear
ing uiaiks of their icspectivo trades or
callings, nnd somo of them tho tools of
their trades, como Into tho bank, and fall
In lino. It is easy enough to distinguish
tho habitues, so to Epeak, from tho now
comers; tho first go about their business
in a very matter of fact fashiou, and tho
others fidget, ask all soits of Irrelevant
questions, and aro often as nervous when
signing their names as If they wero sign
ing their owu death warrants. Tlio poorer
and middling classes most ircnorallv na-
tronlzo tho savings banks bcrauso tho
sums tney navo on nana aro not suluclcut
to warrant them in taking tho troublo to
Invest In real estato, or In other ways.
Thero aro thousands of widows whoso
names are on tho bank books, somo ot
them." treasuring tlio remnants of insur
ance money, or little dividends, or govern
ment pensions, and others bringing their
weejuy earnings. ueaiou uenuo.
LONG JOHN WENTWORTH. '
A Mhii Who Mil- llrcii Much Talked Ot
of l.Hto Yrnn.
Tho lato John Wentworth, of Chicago,
camo of an aristocratic family, though no
0110 would ever suspect It from his appear
anro. Olio's Idea of an aristocrat is a genteel
person, well put together, In good propor
tion nml with flno.clearcut features. Long
John Weutworth was just tho opposite
of tills. Ills appearance, oven in tho days
of his prosperity, was tliat of a country
man who had spent the principal part of
his time In a musouin and had at last
escaped Never was thero moro super
fluous bone, mtisclo and llesli in the
makeup of any man outside of n show.
When lie walked ubout in a room the
chandeliers seemed to hang low; tlio chairs
and tables looked as if mudo for children;
his head-seemed to bo wandering about
diroctly under tho celling; Indeed, Long
John was well named.
When ho went to Chicago that city was
aliamlet. ho left
h I s aristocratic
kinsmen iu Now
became an 1 1 1 i
ly fur better fitted
for the hitter than
tho former field.
Many aro tho
yarns told of
oung John at
that early day.
At ono of tho
John wKXTWourii. primltlvo balls ho
appeared with lil six feet and blx Inches
of perpendicularity, and it lias been said
that tho artistic" manner in which he
handled tho extreme length of limb was
something never before witnessed iu the
backwoods town which reposed under tho
guns of Fort Dearborn.
An over growth of body often gives
an Idea of an under growth of brain.
Not so with John Wentworth. Ho bo
camo ono of Chicago's most prominent
citizens major, congressman, and for tho
past twenty jears ho was tho possessor of
hi 1873 Senator Charles Farwell was
running against Mr. Wentworth for con
gress. Long John was known for a fond
ness of tho corn juice beverage of tho now
west, though, being a double sized man,
it should bo stated to his credit that ho
always paid double prieo for his quantum
of rye, and Farwell referred to this tasto
in ono of ills speeches. Farwell himself
was noted for his fondness for tho game
of draw poker Wentworth strovo to got
tho best of his antagonist by fixing upon
him fho namo of being a great gambler.
For many years Mr. Wentworth did
very littlo in a business way or in
politics. His fortuno was very largo. For
a long whllo ho lived at tho Sherman
house, and almost any evening his mas
sio frame could bo seen, head and shoul
ders abovo tho largest baggage smashers
and those who walked to and fro in tho
Sherman houso rotunda. Besides, ho had
been aging of Into years.
SIR ANTHONY MUSGRAVE.
Gocrnor of Quccn-iliintl and Itcully tho
I'athcr of the Canadian Paclllc.
Sir Anthony Miibgrave., governor of
Queensland, whoso death was recently
announced, was really tho father of the
Canadian Pacific railroad. Alt his man
hood's lifo was passed iu tho British
colonial service, and every position he held
was ably filled whllo ho was tlio Incum
bent. His training for official lifo began
when ho was engaged as secretary to the
sou of Sir James Mackintosh. It was not
long nft ho began tho duties ho then
took up beforo he was made governor of
tho island of St. Vincent, holding suc
ccslvely half a dozen governorships In as
many portions of tho world. Ilo was
governor of Newfoundland in 1860 when
tno hrst Atlantic
cablo was laid,
and from thero
ho went.to British
Columbia. It was
at this timo that
it was thought
desirable to effect
a union of British
Columbia with tho
Dominion of Can
ada, and he suc
ceeded iu convinc
ing tho Britisli
h ".,- i a:tuony Musaii.wE.
the desirability of
tho bchemo by insisting upon tho con
struction of a highway of Iron between
tho oceans, upon British soil. Ho was
then bent to Natal, Africa, where ho was
governor just before the Zulu war. Then
ho went to Jamaica and then to Queens
land, whero lie died after a service of
Sir Anthony Musgrave's lifo record is
not complete, however, without reference
to his scholarly attainments, which were
of no mean order. His book on political
economy took high rank, and was warmly
commended by Professor Jovons. Ho was
also a notablo protector of oppressed races
wherever ho w as located. Governor Mus
gravo was 00 j ears of age His widow is
tho daughter and only living child of
David Dudley Field, of New York, and
her three bons aro now being educated in
I'urnicro of India.
"Tho implements of tho India farmer,"
says Hon. John W. Bookwalter, who
traveled through that country and made
n special ttudy of tho subject, "are of the
crudest typo. His plow is simply tho
forked branch of a tree, ono end tipped
with a bit of Iron. Yet tho In
dia ryot plows his land not less than eight
or ten times boforo fccoding; this produces
mellowness, but lacks the advantage of
deep plowing. Novel theless India now
produces 300,000,000 bushels of wheat
per year, and In that lino stands
second only to tho United States.
Of tho lauds now in cultivation it may
safely bo said that thoy do not produce
half what they aro capablo of under a
bettor system of culture Tho averago
crop In India is about eleven bushels per
aero against sixteen In tho United States,
eighteen to tw onty In Franco, and nearly
thirty in Great Britain. Tlio Britisli are
rapidly introducing improved plows, and
Increasing tho means of transportation.
As Great Britain imports food
supplies to tho valuo of over $500,000,000
yearly, sho is making cfTorts to render
herself belf sustaining, and her efforts In
India havo been attended with marked
results Nothing will moro eugiigo the
attention of nn American traveling here
at tills Bi'usou thuu tho vast urea of
wheat that btrctches awav on all hands.
an lutcrmiunblo sea of golden grain. Ono
miglil imagtuo inmscll In tlio gieat tlulila
of Iowa and Minnesota. Indeed, I do not
remember larger fields iu thoso states
than 1 liavo been In tho rich valleys of
the (iiuiges and Uodavery."
Keep some nqunrea of thick pasteboard
hung conveniently to klip utuler pots, kettles,
stew difchon oml sdIlIltb whonavrr vnu
I them lion 11.
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 everybody.
We Garry a Full Line of Coffins.TIfrom
the Cheapest to the Best.
Also a lino of cloth covered caskets.
.Motallc cases, nnd a full lino of robes
for gents, ladles nnd children.
Arterial Embalming a Specialty.
Prices toSuit Everybody.
PRICE 50 GENTS PER MONTH:
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