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Ticket Agent, Pclno Hotel Block
CttM Blt mMt.
Train No. ! arrives 10 Ma. m.
." slenre 8 03p. m. Gatesvllle.
20 Mixed 1ctc ,
Between Waco and 8t. louls tolld train Tla
rnragould to St. IOuli on Iron Mountain track
Into Qnlon Depot. v,
riatpsellle, connecting with mat train on Iron
rain a uu ma uvincou ivMUftluia miu
nun on iron
follow! ag dar
Mountain, arriving at at. Malt
D. E. ItiuiirtELD.
Ticket Agent j 1'aclOo Hotel Block.
$ Arr 6:10. m,
Arr 4:30p. rn.
iL'v o 50 a.m.
I Arr v oo p.m.
'L'v.. 9.10 D.m.
Ii'r OiCoa. m.
Ticket Agent. Pacific Hotel Block.
WACO. TEXAS. DEC. 11, 1888.
For Bale or Rent, a residenco on the
corner of Gth and Jefferson streets.
Good cistern, hydrants, two-story
barn and good cellar connected with
house. Apply to Van Hall.
EVENING NEWB office, Franklin
street between 4th and Cth streots,
In new Jones' building.
: DR. R. L. MTJNROH,
No. 611 Austin Ave.
Warm days and cool nights.
Autumn clings vigorously to its
rights and will die hard.
; The cotton has taken full posses
sion ot the square to-day.
The street cleaners are keeping the
street crossings neat as a pin.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
but then there are no pennies in (Texas
except at the postomcc.
The pen is mightier than tho sword
in McLennan county just now if it
happens to bo a pic pen, for pork is
scarce and high.
Errs are now 2D cents a dozen and
there are strong hopes ..among tho
keepers of poultry yards that they will
reach 40 cents by the holidays.
Winter begins in Central Texas
promptly on Or close about December
sotn, and two weeks or autumn yet re
main in which to plug up chinks and
nil up tho wood pile.
The infi equeney of tires in Vaco for
the past year is noteworthy, and
vast improvement over the old Waco
days. A good fire department and a
steady and full supply of water are
bonanzas (o a elty.
A lot of tobacco in the Eaton &
Guinan store has been claimed and
recovered on a suit of sequestration,
sued out by Gall fc Ax of Baltimore.
The tobacco seized, it is learned, was
To-day the honorable board of
county commissioners meets to ex
amine and pass upon the bonds of the
new and reliable county offloers. All
have nude gilt-edge bonds and the
work of the commissioners will be
merely formal. It Is the last days of
some of the officer and to-morrow the
new officers iake their places.
Last night about 8 o'clock a mini
ature fire ocoured in the Missouri Pa
cific hotel, opposite the Missouri Pa
cific passenger depot, by the explo
sion of a coal oil lamp. Very little
damage was doue but tho ehanoes for
a conflagratlon'were very good for a
time and the fire engine was called
out. Before it reached the place the
Are had fortunately been extinguished
What promised at tho outset to bo a
very serious row at ono of tho little
churches in the suburbs last Sunday
night, was averted by the discreet con
duct of Marshal Neil, who had caught
on to the raoket. The worshippers at
tho church truesscd, perhaps, that the
presenoo of a half dozen policemen
was for the purpose of worship, but
they bad been massed there by Jaiar
shal Neil to prevent a threatened col
lision between two clans of young
.Moods, fifteen or twenty in number on
each side, and between whom there
eems to have been an understanding
tis to place and time of nioeting for tho
settlement of a previous difficulty ori
ginating at a dance of a few nights pre
vious. Marshal Neil, while services
wore going on, had a conference with
the two sides, which were on "b'lud''
intent, and talked to them like a fath
er. This and the display of force
averted what might have been a dis
graceful affray mad doubly disgrace
ful by the timo and place.
For a nice clean shave, good hair
cut, and polite attention, call at Jen
TViinanm earner snop on aushu Av
Jno L. Dyer, Esq., Is in Gatesvlllo.
Mr. D. Domnau Is at home from a
,trlp to Dallas.
Mrs. C. W. Wilson, of McGregor. Is
In the cltv to-day.
Mlsrf FlorilleTioifi'inri lirnt.lt Ainatnn
in Irorn Austin' yesterday.
Mrs. P. P. Wortham and Mrs. A. L.
HuuteY are at home again from a visit
H. Ot Miller, Justice of the peaoo of
McGregor, is registered at the Mc
Clelland. Mr. and Mrs. Chambers are to-day
tho proud and happy parents of a
charming boy baby.
Dr. Hamilton, of Clebumo, Texas,
a veteran host, is in the city negotiat
ing for tho lease of a hotel.
Messrs. L. P. Barrey, J. F. Judd
and H. Gardner, three drummers for
Banger Bros., Dallas, are In the city.
Mrs. R. I. Munroe and slstor, Miss
Sallle Davidson, are expected home
from Qulnoy,Florida,whero they have
been sponding the summer.
Miss White, who has been visit
ing in the family of Dr. J. C. J. King,
left yesterday on a visit to friends at
Harrison station, and will return this
Henry Mlllor, who on Sunday was
out on a horseback trip of sixty miles
in company with Mr. John Yates,
fortunately escaped a serious accident,
his horse falling with him and rolling
on him while on a bridge. The huge
Texas saddle alone saved him from a
Mr. Thos. Dugelby celebrates to-day
his seventy-first birthday. Mr. Dug
elby was born in England in 1810. It
Is 25 years since Mr. Dugelby oame to
Texas . He is a master machinist and
was Induced to come hore by by the
coufederate government to set up and
set going the cotton factory across the
river, which was run to provide
clothing for confederate soldiers. Mr.
Dugelby Is still 'hale and hearty with
the promise yet of many years of use
House-keepers, bear in mind "money
saved is monoy made." Why stay in
old ruts when you can live on the fat
of the land ? For instanoc, we sell
Cutting and Lusk's three-pound goods
(assorted) for $2.00 per dozen. Did
you ever hear of such a thing ? We
havo everything you can call for. Our
morning tourist, Mr. Adams, mount
ed upon a fleet mustang, will take your
order. If you 'phone us our Mr,
Brown will, while wrapping up goods,
hook his ear over the wire and register
your order. And wo will deliver with
dispatch, care and neatness.
James R. Robinson.
Waco, Deo. 10, '88.
The Husband Proved a Villain.
"Alone in London," was the cry of
a despairing young woman. She had
left her country home, kindred and
friends, and the happy part of her life
behind her, and had no hope of hap
piness but in the faith of a recently
The husband proved a villain, and
the glrl-wlfe was Alone in London.
"Alone" is a fearful peril, If not
"Alone in London" means more
than loneliness elsewhere.
Alone in the modern Babylon.
Alone, with every street a pitfall.
Alonel the thrilling cry of dark
"What next? I know not, do not
Come ' pain or pleasure, weal or
There's nothing which I cannot
Since I have borne tb's withering
The whole story is told in Robert
Buchanan's drama which is to be
done at The Garland to-night, with a
brilliant company, with splendid
scenery of London's most noted lo
It has many gleams of sunshine in
the bright comedy that is Intermin
gled with its beautiful pathetic
John Cooper is closing out at a
rapid rate tbe big stock of (he Waco
Supply Store-call and got bargains;
Quick if you want them.
The best assorted fanev condies at
Best turn-outs In town-at Molder &
Go to the new pnotograpner.
Mr. J. H. Browu.a well accomplish'
ed bnrber, has the Mark Flournoy
shop now in charge ana solicits me
patronage or ail me om customers. -
Do you want groceries? They must
go; Every artlolo by Jan, 1st, 1889, at
the Waoo Supply Storf. - t
For good meajs, oysters, fish, game,
etc, the Silver Moon is the .place, on
Third street, near the square. f
New pianos, and organs constantly
at D. II.- Hnencer 8. Corao and Bee
them. ' t
CmiWU AWITS PROGRESS.
INTERESTING DESCRIPTIVE LECTURE
BY GEN. JAMES H. WILSON.
The Social and Political Statu of the Ce
lestial Empire Now Idea from the Wert
Mat bV1t4 with Cordiality Autocracy
Maj. Gen. James II. Wilson delivered
a lecture before tho American Geograph
ical society, In Chickering hall, New
York city, during tho course of which
In China tho family Is tho political
unit, and if ono member goes astray the
whole family may become extinct If the
emperor pleases. No man can bo a gov
ernor in his own province, and no gov
ernor is allowed to surround himself
with officials who are his own relatives.
Nepotism is unknown.
Tho great rivers of China (low cost to
tho Pacific, and the populations gather
in tho deltas In tow ns and villages. A
peculiarity of the great cities is that they
are surrounded with great brick walls,
with ditches, parapets and gates, and tho
gates arc regularly opened and closed
every morning, as they were 600 yean
ago. The now capital of Formosa has
such a wall, after the manner of the
middle ages. Tho crystallized labor of
Japan is seen in these great walls of
cities, the great wall of the nation that
separates it from outlying provinces and
the grand canal. They spend every year
largo sums to keep the grand canal open.
Yet it is inadequately supplied with re
servo stores of water.
He spoko of the civil service system of
China as a democratic institution, that
gave every man a chance to advance
equal to that of his neighbors. There Is
no' nobility, only the autocracy of sci-'
enco. Tho lost examination comprised
the competition of 80,000 students of ma
ture ago, or wnom only uurty succeeded.
Tho learning relates to Chinese history
and jurisprudence and the philosophy of
Confucius, but has nothing to do with
modern sciences. There is a college in
China presided over by an American,
Dr. W. A. Pi Martin, but the govern
ment is very slow to admit new ideas. It
only lately began to investigate electric
ity. It is not best for the native China
man to know too much of modern sci
trice. Gen. Wilson spoke of tho successive
destruction of Chinese dynasties as
inseparable from tho Chinese sys
tem. As for as it Is practicable,
wherever there is a Chinamen in
oftUu. there is a Tartar to watch him.
Tho operation of tho censorship is inquis
itorial and offensive. The whole empire
is held in subjection by the army and tho
censor. The present emperor is only 17
years old. Ho is the nephew of the late
ttuperor; for the first time in many
years tho direct male issue failed. For
bOmo years tho practical sway was held
by two women, the wife and sister of
the late 'emperor. But recently ono of
them died, and the empress dowager was
left in practical supremacy.
She is never seen by foreigners. She
Is a remarkable woman. She selects the
emperor's wives, and has begun by
choosing as Iris first wife her favorite
niece. The imperial clan occupies a
Blaco about a mile square, walled in, in
10 middle of the city of Pekin.
Tho high officials will not hold inter
course 'with foreigners. No diplomat
has ever seen the empress dowager or tho
emperor. Not even-the great men of
China con approach the throne without
permission, and then they must bo pros
trate. There is no such wing as popular
education. The people have nothing to
do with the government The govern
ment is absolutely Isolated, and holds no
communication with tho people. Ideas
never reach tho throne from the people.
The foreigners are confined to a very
small part of the seaboard, except that
missionaries aw allowed to go to the in
terior. Tho foreign merchant docs not
deal with tho Chinese merchant directly,
but through servants. Improvements go
on slowly. Yet in the interior may be
found kerosene, cotton cloth, needles and
TheTai-ping rebellion had its origin
with a disappointed student Tho an
tipathy of tho rebels to foreigners red to
the establishment of the '"ever victo
rious" army, undor the celebrated Capt
Ward, and the development of tho lialr
brained Bureevins. whose ambition even
soared to first shipping the rebels and
then taking possession of the empire.
Tho result was that after he had deserted
to both sides several times tho Chinese
lost i him ono night while crossing a river.
Gen. Wilson Quoted one of tho me
morials recently sent to the emperor by
KU unincso omcuu, written, accord
ing to Chinese customs, on his deathbed,
vocatinor the buildus of railroads.
mining, tho construction of shins, coast
defenses and other progressive things.
That this and other similar memorials
havo reached the eyes of the emperor is
known bv tho fact tliat raanv such me
morials have been printed in the Chinese
aper, which has been published
u rears, noi aany, dui every
now and tucn. uut tho ideas or tne
government progress slowly.
sors are conservative i
and slow to move
and suspicious of foreigners, although
they Iiavo admitted that the foreigners
are not necessarily enemies.
American watches and clocks aro mak
ing rapid progress in China, The only
drawback is tho fact that American
trado marks are counterfeited.
Tho Chinese students who began their
courso of study here, but who wcro re
called by tho censors, 'complain bitterly
of their treatment, and despair of tho
progress of China while tho present
;hina has no lloatlnc
liina has no floating capital.
legal rato of interest is 87 per cent
lowest rate pn tho most favorable loans
is 23 per cent. Every man is uaoio :o
spoliation. Tho Imperial treasury is In
a constat state or collapse. The cm
nresa follows her own judgment, and
sho Is now engaged In n vnln pifort to
turn tho bed of a great river, and the
treasury is not equal to the task. There
Is ono railroad fifty miles long In China.
Tho present condition of tho country as
rormnle lta fnrplr-n foea. nartiiHilnrlv
England and Russia, is doplorablo. Tho
prospect seems to bo that before long tho
great, empire, umess sue can arouse her
self to progress, will be partitioned. The
will of the omperor b supreme, but uu-'
less ho can be reached and directed thero
Is little hope for Chinese progress.
A curious notioa la table decoration is
to have the center ot tho table made into
are seen and Ta is are paddling
"Waco Ctafesity Shop.
Ilowieho.d irooDs Waco Cariosity Stop.
ftrwul ttivaen Anm titA att eavan aln'ta
month--Woco Curiosity Shop.
r!nn1r .lift hanflnv tnvM..Wl.A Pnrlnftttv
Good lire Geese Feathers.
Tame Grey Fox.
Good talking Parrot.
Good Organ. '
' Good Gnltar.
Good Sewing Macutne
Good Sot Knives and Forks.
Good Set Chain.
Good Set Parlor Chain, i
Good Squirrel Cage1.
Good Bed-room set.; ' -j
Good Hat Back. $ I
Good Wicker Ilooker. 5
Good Heating Stove."
Good cook Stove.
" Franklin Heater,
Good lot of Dishes,
Good lot of Glass-ware,
LYNHAM 5 DELMEY,
LARD, FISH AND OYSTERS,
NOW ON HAND AND FOR SALE TO-DAY.
Call and. see us.
Lyiai & Mane?.
LOUISIANA STATE LOTTERV
Order your tlokets from D. Domnau
& Bro.t opposite MoLelland Hotel.
have opened up a general commission
and brokerage house, No. 318, Aus
tin street opposite banger uros., con
signments of any kind of modern
household goods, jewelry, silver or
plate ware, or any kind of goods from
a paper of pins to a railroad steam en
gine will be received, for auction or
private sale. Best city reference giv
en when desired, Ample storage
The real estate department will
have Mr. Meck's personal attention.
Satisfaction guaranteed. Bring along
Don't fail to have your oyster loaves
put up at Joe Lehman's .
A nice Hue of jewelry aud flno
watch repairing specialty at A. J.
Go to W. D. Jackson and get a pho
tograph or yourseiianu cnnaren. -
The Silver Moon still holds herown,
can ttive vou any thing that is in tho
line of satisfying yonr appetite, the
bills of fare are arranged to please
hearty and dainty eaters.
New crop Louisiana malasses extra
nne ai joe Tnompsons.
Fine Yam potatoes at R. H. Gray's,
Call before they are all goue.
Good demand for Corn. Oats and
Hay at Meek &Co.,commisslou house,
818 Austin steeet.
Patronize Molder & Hearne at the
oldOrand stable north side publlo
Abandoning, Quitting and forever
discontinuing the Great Waoo Supply
Get the Williamson corset Mrs.
Doss, sole agent.
Good lot of Pocket Cutlery,
Good lot orillankets.
Good lot of Comfort.
Good lot of Mattresses,
Good lot of Spring beds.
Good lot of Kitchen Furniture.
Good lot of Tin-ware.
Good lot otTable-ware.
Good lot of Boost, '
Uood lot or Shears.
Good lot of Harps.
Good lot of Wagons.
Good lot of Gasoline.
" Gasoline 8toves,
Good lot of Acordlans.
Good lot of Smoothing Irons.
Good lot or Curtain Fixtures.
Good lot of Stove Boards.
Good lot of Stove Pipes.
Goad lot ot Feather Dusters,
Good lot or Violin Strings.
Good lot of Banjo Strings,
Good lot of Coal Scuttles.
.Good lot of KrerthlBg at taa Weco Cariosity
Everybody to store their good at
wuco uunosity Biiop. unarges re'
sonable. Money advanced when nee
We want to buy. sell, rent and ex
ohango 2nd - goods of every kind,
son or iaBiuon. waoo sjunosiiy cnop
To Exchange a Good Organ for
Stoves and Furniture Waco Curios!
waoo In this naner to tell
do want, arid what we havo
got to sell, Bargains! Bargains!! Bar
gains)!! waoo curiosity Hhop.
To buy 2nd BO. Goods. Waco Cu
Furniture, Stoves aud evevthlng at
the Waco Curiosity Shop.
E'voryono to see our New Stoves &
Furniture, bofore buying elswhore,
Waco Curiosity Shop.
St. Louis Arkansas&
"CottonB elt Route.'
Tho Now Standard Gangs
Through .-. Line
Arkansas and Texas,
Via CAIRO t
ST. LOUIS AND CHICAGO.
Connecting In Union Depots with
through trains for all point la
Illinois. Iowa. Wisconsin,
Ohio, and all Points,
North and Bast.
Don't buy a ticket for aay
point until you have consult
ed the Agent of the Fit. Louis,
Arkansas and Te.s Kallwa
Caneral Passenger Agoiit, Ht. Louis
K. W. LeBAUMK,
Ass't Gen'l Pass. Ageut, Hi. Louis.
Laaal Tleket Ageut. Wa-o, Trass
To do vour Stove and Furniture re
pairing. Waco Curiosity Shop.
To trade New Stoves and Furniture
for Old Stoves and .Furniture. Waco
To sell t20.000.00 worth of Furniture
and House-furnishing Goods on the
installment Plan in the next 40 days.
Waoo Curiosity Shop.
Moving and Paoktng-obarges rea
sonable. Waoo Curiosity Shop.
READ! READ 1 1
OH OAR LOADDS
A Stoves! Stoves!
twU Furniture! Fnnlture.
OU OAR LOADS
A Violins and Guitars.
UUAcoriiftns & BanjOs.
Car Loads Wicker Chairs.
Car Loads Wicker Chairs.
Car Loads Wicker Chairs.
Car Loads Bed Boom Seta
Car toads Bed Kooni Seta.
Cur Loads Bed Boom Sets.
Car Loads Kttchon Furniture.
Car Loads Kltohen Furniture.
Car Loads Kltohen Furniture,
Car Loads All Kinds.
Car Loads All Kinds.
Car Loads All Kinds.
WACO CURIOSITY SHOD
ACO CURIOSITY SEOf .
P. S.-We Dealers
spell Float thus Car.
Take Qutohman M he mauw.
not sa he My. HowlBdatlbr.
I Quarter of a Buehet?
The Direct Route
To All Points.
And ' the Northwest.
2 Dally Trains 2
The Direct Route to All
Points in the North
oVia St. Louis
Pallman Palaea Hotel Cars ara ma
between St. J-onls anil San Antonio,
TlaBedall dally. All trains arrlrs
and depart from the Grand Union
Depot at St. tools, thereby auarlag
passangsrs speedy connections.
Fait Tiie! Surtr lectin
tos! TIVIS JONKS,
II. F. HUGHS,
B, W. pCoODIXOVaW,
Bssaral FatMsg M ffajaat
enue, near tne square.
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