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DC CENTS PEE MONTH.
WACO, TEXAS, NOV. 20, 18S8.
The festive turkey is being fattened
for the traditional thanksgiving on the
The yellow fever has died out at
Jacksonville, but is raging at Gaines
As the hart pantcth for the water
course, so the hungry republicans
gasp lor the coming fourth of March.
The vote of Missouri has been
counted. Cleveland got 261,957 and
Harrison 236,325; Fisk (prohibition),
4,955 and Streeter (labor candidate),
Five new cases of yellow fever was
reported in Gainesville, Florida, yes
terday. Great destitution is also re
ported there, and business is entirely
The yellow fever is virtually though
not actually at an end in Jackson
ville, Saturday and Sunday passing
without a single new case. The total
number of cases up to date arc 4,596
and 397 deaths.
Full returns from the Third congres
sional district of Texas shows W. C.
Farmer, union labor candidate, beat
en by Kilgore, democrat, by a major
ity of 1 2,600, a democratic gain over
1S86 of 3,263.
A bill has been introduced in the
legislature of Georgia making the
consolidation of railroads in Georgia
punishable by imprisonment in the
penitentiary for ten years. The bill is
said to be certain to pass.
Bunch, the Ion:
robbed a train in
handed and alone
is a Texan and
was county clerk of Cook county
from 1876 to 1S82. His family live
near Gainesville and are highly respected.
A week or two before the election
Bonham and Green bought at San
Angelo one bundled thousand pounds
of wool at low figures. The settle
ment of the tariff agitation shut tht
price of wool up, and those gentle
men are better off by about five
thousand dollars. It is an ill wind
that blows nobody good.
The phenomenal peace which has
prevailed over Europe for the long
est time in its history seems about to
be broken and war talk is the sensa
tion in high and mighty circles from
London to Moscow and from Riga to
Vienna. Russia trembles with the
tread of troops she is massing on her
western lines and the nations watch
and wonder where the semi-barba-rion
blow is destined to fall.
' -iri r 1 .
St. Louis, which is chronically dem
ocratic, became spasmodically repub
lican in the late election, turning out
three democratic congressmen and
putting three republicans in their
places. Curious persons investigat
ing the subject say the tariff was the
only issue made and that many large
manufacturing establishments, several
with bver a thousand votes turned a
complete somersault when free trade
became the issue.
The administration of the govern
ment by the democratic party has
been short but it is one of which they
have no need to be ashamed. The
record of the party for four years is a
clear one, unsulied by corruption,
speculation or fraud. If it has not
been brilliant it has been honest and
if no great laurels, have been gained
nothing has been lost. It must com
mand respect for its moderation and
patriotism even at the hands of the
Accidentally wool has gone up
three cents per pound since the elec
tion of a republican president, and is
likely to go up to five, The republi
cans arc trying to make capital out of
the fact, and arc theorizing heavily on
the subject. Uonham and Green
don't care about the theory, having
made about four thousand out of the
Hon. Chauncey Goodrich, ex-State
Senator of Connecticut, was arraigned
before a Brooklyn police court a few
days ago on a charge of vagrancy,
to which he pleaded guilty. He had
just been discharged from a hospital,
where he had been confined by the
effects of an attempt at suicide.
Speculation in Wall street had redu
ced him from opu'ence to indigence.
He is sixty-five years old.
The Eiffel tower which is being built
in Paris has now reached the height of
s,8i feet. Four hundred feet are still
to be added, and the tower will be
completed in January.
Untitling (ho Eiffel Tuner.
Tho Eili'cl tower is n&cendinR rapid
ly. Tho height is now about COO tcct,
or one-half tho total elevation. As it
narrows, gradually in itsupwaul prog
ress, tho quantity of material to be
hauled up to tho dirzy working plat
forms becomes less unit less. Besides,
they have bepm to employ a new sys
tem of machinery. Any way it is to
mo rt wonderful spectaclo to watcli the
squads of men suspended aloft on their
narrow plnnk footing somo turning
gigantic cranes, some blQjving into a
licreo blaze tho furnaces in which they
heat their bolts and other fastenings,
while on all tho four sides of the
tower theo hardy workers in iron are
seen swinging their hammers, driving
homo tho bolts that fasten uprights
and cross beams, with nothing beneath
them, frequently, but a platform tho
width of two planks.
It is n fearful but n marvelous
sight, this monumental tower, grow
ing up, up, up till it surpasses any
thing ever attempted by human dar
ing. How, high up in mid air. far
nbovo tho summits of tho loftiest hills
around Pari, theso poor workmen
will bo nblo to continuo their labors
through tho cold and snows of autumn
and winter is a problem of human en
endurance, skill and perseverance
which I cannot solve. Paris. Cor.
New York Sun.
The only original chump has been
found in Scdalia, Missouri, and his
name is Thomas R uben. He was so
disheartened with the defeat of Mr.
Cleveland that he took laudanum to
kill himself, in which he would have
succeeded hut for the prompt action
of a stomach pump and a doctor. Of
course all good democrats feel dis
heartened, but the rest of them be
sides Mr. Ruben are eating their
three meals a day right along as usual.
I'liotogniplis of Cannon IIuIH.
Tho well known photographer, An
schuetz, of Lissa, has for somo years
been experimenting with photographs
of tho flight of cannon balls from tho
moment of their projection to their
striking tho target or object aimed at.
Last month, on tho trying grounds of
tho Gruson works, near Buclcau, ho
has demonstrated tho perfection of his
studies. Ho succeeded in obtaining
remarkablo and highly interesting- re
sults. His plates were submitted to
tho expert, Professor Dr. Koenig, of
tho Berlin university, who was per
fectly ablo to make therefrom tho do
siredpractical calculations. Ho estab
lished tho fact that tho projectilo thus
photographed had a velocity of 400
meters a second, and that tho duration
of tho light thrown on tho photo-'
graphic plato did not exceed tho ten
thousandth part of a second. Paris
The Organ Hoy Sf.iKt Go.
For somo years tho office, preroga
tives nnd perquisites of tho boy who
blows tho organ have been invaded by
water power. But that industrious
youth lias now a new mid puissant
rival in electricity. Experiments havo
recently been mado which show that
this accommodating energy has no ob
jection to working on Sundays, and
that it will undcrtako not to drop off
in a nap in tho dullest sermon or to
surrender from exhaustion when all
tho stops aro pulled out for "Old Hun
dred." Wo aro sincerely sorry for the
small boy who blows tho organ, but
wo fear ho will havo to go. Science
is too strong and subtlo for him, and
ho will now have to earn his circus
money out of church. New York
Sorting Colored Wools Itllmlfolded.
Your rcviower considers that tho
experiments of Professor Fontan, in
which an hypnotic subject sotted col
ored wools with his. f :.,rcrs when his
oyes wcro complotcly covered, nro
simply incredible. It is truo that thoy
are so hard to beliovo in, that a single
instanco can produco scarcely any ef
fect at all; but they cannot bo con
sidered as absolutely incredible, in
view of tho fact that Professor Vitus
Graber has showh that so thick skin
ned as animal as tho cockroach reacts
to colors when his antenna; havo been
removed and his head has been cov
ered with a thick coating of black seal
ing wax. Cor, Science.
Tho OrlL'ln of "noorh.ich."
Tho word roorbach originated in
1811, when a fictitious story was pub
lished for purposes of political in
trigue, and which purported to bo an
extract from tho travels of Baron
Roorbach. Tho baron's nnmo has
thus become a svnonvm fop n m.
paign lio, although ho himself was in
nocent of nny such guile. Ho was
Binned against rather than a sinner.
AN INTELLECTUAL DOG.
Ancient Uao of AfcihuH,
According to Professor Potter as
phalt, tho articlo of piomincnt com-
lncrcuil importanco of tho present
day, was used in tho building of tho
tower 01 j-sauoj aim otucr ancient
Tho latest statistics from Ixir.don
show a marked increaso in tho num
ber of women employed in tho diU'cr
A Ftni) nf Cunlno ClrtrriH-fiit finding the
Cairiago dogs aro seldom good look
ing; 1, for my part, havo a dislike to
lheir spotty appeal mice, but 1 must
confess to ti uwikncs for Sjiot, who is
really quite 0110 of tho cleverest dogs
I havo ever known, and though somo
of tho stories told of him sound alto
gether improbable, tho truth of them
can bo vouched for without hesitation.
Pint of his life ho lived at Cambridge,
and as liohada great deal of spare
timo on his hands (his master being
much engrossed by his literary work),
ho took to paying visits to a neighbor
ing police statiou and taking his oxcr
ciso with members of tho staff. His
master knew but littlo of his move
ments, as Spot was a dog of independ
ent habits and well ablo to tnko care of
himself. On somo occasions ho ob
scnted himself for a fow days together,
but always turned up safo and sound
attho end of that time, no anxiety
leing meantinio felt about him, al
though nobody knew what ho did with
Enlightenment on this point was
broufght homo to his master in tho fol
lowing fashion: Ho had been giving
himself n little mora relaxation of late,
and Spot had been, in consequence,
moro with him, and less abroad on his
own devices. Ono evening, as master
and dog wero sitting over tho tiro
together, there camo a knock at tho
door, followed by tho entrance, of a
polico constable, whoso apperfranco
Spot hailed by flopping his tail upon
tho floor. "If you please, sir," began
tho man. civilly, "I'vo como to ask if
you can kindly spare the dog for a bit?"
"Tho dog I" replied tho master, in sur
prise; "my dog, do you mean? What
do you want him for?" "We've got n
new man on tho beat, sir," was the
answer, as if that could explain every
thing. Much perplexed, the dog's master
proceeded to mako inquiries, and
elicited tho information that Spot, from
accompanying tho different men on
their rounds, had learned every beat
with tho greatest precision, and was
quito a qualified adept ot instructing
tho new man. Tho constable simply
started tho dog on any given round
nnd bado tho new man follow him ;
nnd sure enough Spot would show him
his beat, tako him accurately round it,
and never make a mistake. Night or
day ho would bo at tho scrvico of nny
new man, and would constitute him
self his protector until ho had famil
iarized himself with his new duties.
"It saves us telling off a man to in
struct a now comer, you see, sir," con
cluded tho constable. "And if so lie
as you can spare tho dog you'll Imj
doing us a kindness. Taught him, sir?
Bless you, ho taught his own self.
Nobody ever taught him nothing.
Dogs hko that don't want no teaching.
Ho just keeps his eyes and ears open,
and takes it in like a human creature
that ho do 1" R really seemed some
times as if tho policeman's words were
One of the sons of tho houso where
ho lived, who was going to live in
Dublin, petitioned to take Spot with
him, as ho was such n companion.
This was agreed to, and Spot was taken
from tho Manor house, where his lat
ter years had been passed, and trans
planted to Dublin. Letters brought
tho iicws that ho did not seem to settle
down at all comfortably; and ono
morning, as tho family wero assembled
nt breakfast, what was their sur
prise to see Spot walk calmly in, with
an air of tho utmost assurance, and lio
quietly down, with n sigh of content
ment, upon n favorito bfiick mat of his
in front of ono of tho French windows.
Ho was tired and rather shabby look
ing, but quito composed and self con
tained, showing no efl'usivo excite
ment, but a sort of calm satisfaction,
which was quito as eloquent in its way.
At first it was supposed that tho dog's
master must bo on tho road, as it was
considered impossiblo that tho dog
could have crossed tho water alono ; but
no master camo, only a letter an
nouncing the loss of Spot. Partly out
of curiosity, I bclievo (though it
seemed rather a ahame, I thought),
poor Spot was sent back to Dublin.
But what a dog can do once, ho can do
again, and very soon ho was back in
his old home, from which no further
attempt was made to move him. It
was then I mado his acquaintance; and
though I never witnessed any fact3 of
extraordinary sagacity, ho always had
tho air and manner of a very wide
awako nnd intelligent dog. Ho had
odd likes nnd dislikes among the
horses, with whom ho spent most of
his time. Thero wero somo among
them with whom ho positively de
clined to run; whoever rodo or drove
them, whilo it was a perfect delight to
go with othciy. Altogether ho was a
curious dog, and decidedly an original.
Student of tho 1-aw.
Philadelphia becamo so overcrowded
with lawyers that tho judges recently
raised tho required courso of study be
fore admission aa practicing nttornoy
from two years to three. There is need
of tho samo requirements everywhere
to rcduco tho crop of incipient lawyers
who never get boyond pettifogging
and bungling. Tho drift is ulso toward
an extension of tho timo required be
fore students of medicine can begin to
practico or experiment on tho public
health and tho private purso. Now,
lot us havo dona with infantile prodi
gies in the pulpit, and our professions
will bo so manned ns to retain the re
bpect of tlio pcoplo nnd bo worthy of
Llnenl Descendant of Confucius.
Tho Duko Confucius, lineal descend
ant, nf Ohinn.'rf rrrontn.! enrrn In , nt
tho greatest personrges in Peking. Ho
is about 20 and or singularly nristo
cratio and prepossessing appearance.
IIlS IIOSO 14 Clf n l.-lt,il tllinnm.nn,,
amongst tho Chint-c being of tho typo
known as tho Roi'-n, but small and
nneiy cuiscicu. lio lias a bright and
intelligent expression. Ho rides in a
largo green chair. His Buito are well
dressed and well ir untcd. Any ob
struction to his pre ess in tho streets
is quickly cleared ui tho cry, "Tho son
of Confucius comes." Cuicorro Tribune,
We Are Still in the Lead !
And Un to is Sate
WE HAVE RECEIVED
Carloads of Furniture,
of our Fall Stock,
which we now have
on exhibition, and in
addition to that we
will be receiving about
a carload a day until
the 26th inst, at
which time we will
and then we will be
able to show you the
Ever Shown in
Our line will be fin
ished in Mahogany,
Walnut, Natural Cher
ry, Olive, Ash, Ma
ple and in every finish
that can be put on a
piece of goods.
WE ALSO HAVE AN
ELEGANT LINE OP
Pictures, Steel Engravings,
Oil Paintings, Ottographs,
and Chromos, which we
will offer for less money
than you can buy them for
In New York City.
Wo still carry a full line of
Mouldings, and In fact every
thing that is to be found In a
First Class Furniture Store, and
if there is such a thing as pleas
ing tne Tcxns people, wo intend
to elo it. GIvo us a Trial.
We are selling Mar
ble top bed room sets
We are selling office
and parlor suits, up
holstered in Plush, for
We are selling bed
steads as cheap as $2.
And chairs as cheap
as 50 cents.
We can seat the
poor as well and the
We Cam a Full Line of Cofflnsfrom -the
Cheapest to the Best.
Also a line of cloth covered caskets.
Metallc case', and a full Hue of robsi
for gonts, ladles and children.
Arterial Embalming a Specialty.
Prices to Suit Everybody.
Waco : Furniture : Co.
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