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WACO, TEXAS, NOV. 23, 1888.
East Tennessee went republican
by a majority of 25,000.
The San Antonio fair will be
extended to the 30th all the rail
roads extending their tickets to that
The Detroit Railroad Tunnel Com
pany has been incorporated in Detroit
for the term of 999 years. The capi
tal stock is $1,500, or more than 1
the cost of the proposed tunnel under
the Detroit river.
Elections come only as episodes
once in four years while the great
problem of life during the forty-eight
months intervening, to democrats and
republicans alike, is how to pay the
bill collector on the first or how to
stand him off gracefully and effec
tually. The proof reader of the Charleston
Courier is a young woman who leaves
for home every morning at 2 o'clock.
She used to be accosted by loafers,
but after killing one and wounding
two, they discovered what a typo
praphical error she was and let her
Capt. A. C. P. Haggard, of the
King's Own Scottish Borderers, a
brother of Henrjj Ryder Haggard, now
serving at Meerut, Bengal, has written
a story which is said to resemble his
brother's romances. One Haggard at
a time would be enough for most rea
ders. Rev. Newman Hall, the distinguish
ed English divine, writes to a friend:
"I suppose at seventy two I ought to
be old, but I feel as young as ever,
and preach about five times a week.
I can walk ten miles without fatigue.
My voice is as good as ever, and
preaching an increased delight."
The Hon. Paul Edmunds, Demo
cratic member from the Sixth Virginia
district, is said to be the heaviest man
elected to the next congress. He
weighs nearly 400 pounds, and the
volume of his laugh is something
enormous. It is safe to say, however
that his laugh is not likely to be over
worked during his term.
The cotton men now sit around
warm fires and swap yarns about big
transactions, the store keepers yawn,
and as they think about expenses go
at intervals into the back of the store
to swear, the barber stands in the
front door and whistles in vain for
his countrycustomers. The mud,
deep, adhesive and all pervading has
put the city in a state ot siege and
business is non est inventus.
A man in Georgia has built himself
a burglar proof chicken coop. It walls
are hard cemsnt covered with jhick
sheet iron, and the door is supplied
with a big combination lock, while just
outside there are two bear traps with
teeth like a shark. The hardships ol
the colored people ol the south can
hardly fail to excite Republican sym
pathy as soon as Mr. Harrison goes
into office. Chicago Mail.
The Philadelphia Record says that
th2re is a possibility Jthat no liquor
licenses will be issued in Pennsylvania
in 1889. If the legislature acts as
promptly upon the prohibition amend
ment to the constitution at the com
ing session as it did in 1887, the ques
tion of prohibition will be decided at
the polls before the time for the issu
ing of liquor licenses next spring, and
consequently if the amendment be
adopted no licenses will be granted.
Bainbndge, Georgia, has been the
scene ot a veritable miracle if news
per correspondents tell the truth,
wnich they always do. The house of
an old confederate soldier burned un
with such rapidity that they barely es
caped with their lives and with such
completeness that nothing remained
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hold a small wooden crucifix was
found in the ashes unburned and not
With even a trace of fire on it. The S3SX 'S&WT
crucifix was given to, the owner of the changing tho hatits of tho old folks Yo,i"iT u
house by a Sister of Charity when he Wnotot b of otenl! SffilSTnli:
lay ill in an army hospital.
TJUJ COMIX Q OJlATUlt.
Oratory is one of the rarest gilts
accorded the human race. There are
great warriors, philosophers and
poets in almost every age, but ora
tors come like r.ngcls visits. Fifty
years ago the United States wes mad
brilliant with orators and oratory sucl
as the world's history has but scl
dom duplicated. A nation listened
entranced to Clay, Calhoun, Wcb-i
stcr, Everett and a half score of oth-
er grand orators, whose brilliant sen
tences and thoughts have woven
themselves into the language thought
of the ages. Then oratory died out
in the ushering in of an utilitarian
age, severely practical and mechani
cal and as rich in great and small dis
coveries in practical science it was
poverty stricken in oratory. That
seemed a lost art, dead and buried,
and to the brilliant succeeded the com
monplace, and to the silver tongue of
rhetoric, the platitudes of mediocrity.
Happily for this much prized gift the
lost art seems about to be restored
in Henry W. Grady, of Georgia. If
the promises of the present are not
broken the young orat6r of the south
will yet revive the glories of the days
of Henry Clay. Brilliant in thought
powerful in utterance, of an address
most polished, he has already won
the ear of the masses north and
south in a way that true eloquence
alone can master it. As it has many
times happened before, the great
spokesman of the period comes at the
right moment as a meditator between
the old and the new, bridging a chasm
and pointing in new directions. It
is perhaps fortunate that so early in
his career he was not elected to the
senate. In another six years he will
have won a fame in the outer wcrld
which he could not hope to attain
there, and will in the maturity of his
power enter public life to mould his
tory. The south may well be proud
of her new Clay and cherish him as a
A talking piano, operated by nu
merous keys and producing words of
all kinds, is one of the curiosities of a
New York museum.
A suit for damages has been begun
in the Philadelphia courts by Miss
Mary Fisher against Dr. L. Webster
Fox, the specialist in eye diseases, for
alleged malpractice by which, she as
serts, she has lost the sight of one eye.
Miss Fisher is one of the two patients
upon whom the oculist operated by
transplanting the cornea of rabbits'
eyes. The other reputed case is ' that
of Mrs, Matilda Schiels, who says that
the operation upon her eye has been
successful. Miss Fisher claims dam
ages because, whereas she formerly
had some power of vision in the eye
upon which the operation was per
formed, since the operation she has
been entirely deprived of sight. She
alleges that Dr. Fox. neglected to in
form her of the danger attending the
operation, or even of the chances in
an operation which must either prove
successful or totally deprive her of
sight, and that if she had been so in
formed she would have preferred to
retain her partial jsight than run the
risk ol losing it entirely.
Prof. Holden, the director of the
Lick Observatory, San Francisco, says
in regard to the new comet recently
discovered from that point: "The
comet discovered by Mr. Barnard, of
Lick Observatory, is likely to be a
specially interesting object on account
of the long periord during which it will
remain visible. Late observations
have permitted a calculation of orbits
which closely approximate to the final
orbit which will be obtained from ob
servations taken during entire appari
ton. It appears that the comet is now
about twelve times as bright as it was
at discovery, and that for a whole year
it will not fall below its brightness" on
Sept. 2, when first found. Its orbit
so lies in space that for a long time it
travels at something like the same dis
tance from the earth, as she moves
in ner ornit, ana tne result is to give
to this comet an unusally long period
of visibility. The comet will continue
to be visible in the evening sky till
the early part of March, 1889.
Good Work for I-lttlo Squaws.
The IIouso of tho Good Shepherd in
Denver, a school for Chippewa girta,
conducted by Roman Catholic nuns, is
doing a cood work for tho littlo
Bquavvs. Twonty-ilvo luivo recently
cone to their homes hi northern Da-
untn. nftin flniRliiiif n il,r vmiJ
I courso, and thirty moro havo como to
take their viliices. It is Eaitl tllllt thn
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wimn tiiiiiinimiiiKinmn l.ii, ,.m
to rcai ana" writo and versed in many
i tepee. Now York Bun.
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THE FREE KINDERGARTENS.
I'rofeRMir Atllrr llvpliilm tlio Piocliolliin
Method Intrrrtt Ins M'nrk.
There nro so many mothers who do
not really know what tho method of
tho kindergarten is that I shall quote
Profrssor Felix Adlcr, un ncknowl
edged authority on Iho subject, whoso
explanation shoulds-ervo to convince
them of tho desirability, oven tho ne
cessity, of this training for children,
"What is tho sybtcm of tho kinder
garten?" I asked.
"It is a means of developing chil
dren through thrco different channels.
First, knowledge; second, duty; third,
racial life and all in tho form of play.
Thero is a serious moaning underlying
tho gnmes. Knowledge is given in
tho following manner: Through
blocks and squares nnd tablets tho
children nm taught to rccoguizo all
tho different geometrical forms. They
soon know tlio bhnpo of a rectangle
and sphero nnd so foi th. They never
havo any exercises in counting, but
nro incidentally taught to count. Ex
cellent training in tlio color tenso is
given by matching colors in their
weaving lessons and by tho use of the
color chart. In all their occupations
special attention is given to educating
their ta.sto for tho beautiful.
"Of special imparlance to childivn
is tho inllucnco upon them of social
life. Frocbel, tho founder of the kin
dergarten, recognised tho fact that
association is a powerful instrument
toward shaping the character of chil
dren. Tho children nro4 taught at an
earl j ago to observe politeness to each
other. The kindergarteners themselves
nro especially trained to avoid all
harshness. Even tho tnol selfish aio
conquered by gentlo means. An at
mosphero of refinement pervades the
wholo kindergarten. Special impoi t
anco attaches to games. Bv menus of
games children are taught kindness to
animals. They roptoent diU'cront
animals themselves. They aro nls-o
taught to respect tho different trades.
Tho scissors grinder is ono of tho
heroes of kindergartens. The song of
tho shoemaker never fails to awake
tho ioyfulest echoes. But especially
tho lovo of the childicn toward their
parents is developed. Songs about
mother's lovo niul father's kindness
aro great fnvoiitcs, and their theme is
harped upon in endless variations.
As to tho free kindergartens, they
aic especially helpful to tho poor.
Children of the well to do nro cared
for, if not by their mothers at least by
their nurses, but children of tho tene
ment houso poor aro too often left to
play in tho hallways or on filthy
streets, where they nro exposed to tho
worst examples. Tho kindergarten
system means really organized piny.
Tho good it does, considered in tlio
negative form, is in keeping children
out of mischief nnd from being a drag
upon their mothers.
To tho question as to what first gave
him the idea ot establishing free
kindergartens, Professor Adlcr an
"My interest in seeing the elevation
of tho working people. It was a plan
of new education as a means to that
"Havo free kindergartens been es
tablished in other cities?"
"When I was in San Fr.. , -'-co, sev
eral yen re ago," replied tho professor,
"I delivered an addtcss on the subject
of tho fieo kindergarten, nnd tho idea
was taken up very quickly. Ono was
established almost immediately, nnd
binco then other havo been started.
In Rochester a short time ago I ai?o
talked on tho wine subject, and live
frco kindergartens have been opened
"Do you find any difficulty in ob
taining tho support you need to carry
on tho schools?
"No," answered Professor Adlcr,
"although it takes about 110,000 a
One might happen to meet Profes
sor Adler in that large, bright room
in Cherry street, where tho children
nssemblo every day, for it is through
his endeavors that" tho class has been
formed, and ho looks in there .some
times to seo how tho work- is pio
grossing. That tho children came
there last year for tho fhvt time one
may learn from Miss Gordon, tho
young lady who, with u pleasant
smile, starts them in at their morn
ing work. But during a few minutts'
stay in tho loom it will bo discoveicd
that those of tho children who aie 5
and (J years old have received more
than a few mornings' lessons in the
littlo work they aro already engaged
upon. Small boxcj about t lirco inches
square havo been given them, and be
fore being nllowcd to open them they
havo been placed in f.yimnotrical po
sitions on tlio table. Ono thing after
another is talked about tho shapo A
tho boxes, how many corners they
have, and so on, und then, following
tho direction of tho teacher, thoy are
opened, tho blocks which they con
tain aro taken out and placed in differ
ent positions o.i (he table, till finally
thirty minute, have passed and they
aro gathered up and put away.
"We change tho occupation every
half hour," bind Miss Gordon, "forthat
is as long ns tho children can bo inter
ested in ono thing. Wo nro in session
from 9 till 12. In addition to theso
hours somenfternoon clusscs havo just
been started for tho same children. It
was found that tho morning classes io
liovrd tho mothers very much, but not
enough, so two hours in tho afternoon
aro to bo occupied in what is called a
play scliool. 'lno Kindergarten guines
will tako up tho time."
Turning to tho children, Miss Gor
don said: "Sovcral nationalities are
represented hero. Thero nro Polish
Jews, Germans aud Irish. Wo expect
tho classes will increase. Wo can c
commodato sixty or soventy children.
I havo two assistants besides the help
ot two otner young .;ic3, who will
como lor tlio purpose oi gaining ex
perience as umuergauoucrs." How
The Salvation Army' Ujclluc.
were thirteen barracka, dl prospering.
Tho ilcclmn nf thn Rnlvntlnn Avmw
Stil in the Lead l
Aflfl Up to flu Bate
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 26tll 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 OF
Pictures, Stool Engravings,
Oil Paintings, Ottographs,
and Chromos, which we
will offer for loss money
than you can buy them for
In New York City.
We still carry a full line of
Mouldings, una In fact every
thing that is to lio found in a
First Glass li'iirnlturc Store, and
if thero is such a thing as pleas
ing tne Texas people, wo intend
to do it. Gh e 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 Garry a Full Line of Coffinsfrom
the Cheapest to the Best.
Also a lino of cloth covered caskets.
Motallo cases, and a full lino of robes'
for gouts, ladlos and children.
Arterial Emlialmiiis a Specialty.
Prices to Suit Everybody.
Furniture : Co.
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