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WACO. TEXAS, DEO. 81, 1888.
Gov. Gordon, of Georgia, says tho
Macon Telegraph, sold his plantation
near Butler n few days ago to tho Flint
River Land and Live Stock Company.
Tho company is composed of Northern
capitalist?, and they paid him $240,000.
Senator Sherman would have it
understood that the result of the late
presidential cleetion was an expression
ot approval of tho senate tariff bill.
It was hardly mentioned during the
campaign, much less carefully con'
sidcred, and its details aro to this day
hardly known to tho voting popula
The sandy pino hills of eastern
Texas used to bo held in, about the
same disrepute as the clay hills of
Georgia, but the discovery that tho
hills, sterile on the strfaco, are rich
beneath, will change contempt for re
speck In the wombs of eastern Texas
mountains are tho embryos of great
cities and mighty wealth.
Tho filling up of tho South with
white immigrants from the North and
from other countries will, in less, than
fifty years, reduce the negro to a mcro
petty fraction of the population,
spito of his great fecundity. This is a
point that Ingalls and .other mere
theorizers on tho Southern situation
fail to take into tho account as a force
for settlement of the raco issue
Chattanooga, Times, Dem.
A Paris (Ky.) dispatch of Saturday
says: "Three young lads Willio Hall,
Kcnney Nichols and Wilmot Kenney
to-day captured a buzzard which had
a small brass bell strapped around its
neck with a pieco of rawhido. On tho
bell was engraved "Atlanta, Ga., April
21, 1865.' The buzzard had gorged
itself from the carcass of a cow, and
was easily caught After detaining it
an hour or two they released it, and it
Tho Now Orleans Times-Democrat
"It is especially noticeable how
large a proportion of tho immigrants
to Louisiana come from tho extreme
North. Of the western states, Iowa
and Minnesota have contributed the
largest number of new settlers during
the last half dozen years, while Ne
braska and Dakota have sent some of
their citizens here; and now comes
Canada to add its quota to tho popula
tion of tho state. In rtono of these
cases was this movement due to any
lack of land or farming facilities at
home, for the states and territories
from which theso people came, have
large bodies of vacant land not yet
taken up. The climato undoubtedly
bad much to do with it. The exper
ience of the late blizzards and snow
storms that havo swept over the north
west has convinced the Iowans and
Canadians of the wisdom of seeking
some other home, where lifo through
out tho winter will not be one of
constant discomfort. ,
Mr. Cable is lecturing in the North
west on his old hobby, the negro, dis
cussing this time tho question. "Can
the nation afford a suppressed vote:"
There is less talk of bloodshed in his
latest lecture than in some of his pre
vious articles, but tho same old idea
of race equality and submission to
nogro government wherovor tho no
groes are in a majority, runs through
it. The lecturer, of course, played his
oldgamo of sympathizing with tho
South, talking in a plausible way as
though he was actuality proposing
something ery good for us. "We
must deal gently," ho told his Chicago
audience, "with tho inhabitants of the
South as our brethren afflicted, burden
od, sick and error-stricken, but still of
our kith and kin."
Mr. Cable insists that tho North
shall take a hand in the settlement
of Southern affairs. "It would be an
injustice," he declared, 'to allow tho
Southern poople to work out their own
salvation. Their brethren of tho
North aro burdened. with tho resposi
bility of assisting thorn in the solution
of tho difficulty."
Mr, Cable wants legislation to cor
rect this he does not speoifv cxactlv
what legislation, bnt he can scarcely
mean anything less than the old force
She's mch a dainty Httlo thlnf ,
With iuh a charming way,
That, It (he'd lot me, I should do
Ilor praises night and day.
She U ao witty and so bright.
Bo blithe and full of life,
That It would fill me with delight
If ahe would be my wife.
She's simply perfect nothing less
or tout least aho seems.
In her I And, I mutt confess.
The Ideal ot my dreams.
But ah I the pain that breaks my heart
Hay ncTor be assuaged.
Iter way and'ralno must lie apart,
For, hang Itlihe's engaged,
TOLSTOI ON MARRIAGB.
The Gloomy Philosopher's Views
of Romantio Love.
Fall Mall Qatetto.
I wish to write a novel, a romance,
exposing tho com en tional illusion of
romantic love. I havo already written
it, but it must bo turned upside down
and re-written. It is too much of a
treatise as it stands, and thcro is not
enough of action in it. My object is
to fill the reader with horror at the re
sult of taking romantic love au scricux.
Tho end to whieh tho wholo story will
lead will bo tho murder of a wifo by
her husband. It will exhibit the de
pravation of married life by the sub
stitution of romantio love, a fever born
of carnal passion, for Christian love,
which is born of identity of bontimont,
similarity of ideal, tho sentiment of
the soul. Upon that love, Christian
love, tho loo of brother and sister, if
tho carnal love can bo graftod it is
well, but tho fociner, not the latter, is
the first condition of happy married
life. Herein the peasants teach us a
lesson. They regard what we regard
as romantio love, as a disease, tempo
rary, painful and dangerous. With
them no marriage is mado under its in
fluence. Anything is better than that.
Tho Hcrrstaten, who marry by draw
ing lots, aro wiser than we. Our sys
tem is tho worst possible, and tho
whole of our wedding ceremonial and
tho honeymoon, and feasting and tho
excitement to carnality . are directly
calculated to result in the depravation
Not in one case out of a hundred
does romantic lovo unite in a lifelong
happy union. The young people
whoso lives lie in different orbits arc
drawn together by this evanescent
passion. They marry. For a month
they aio happy perhaps even for a
year or two years. Then they hate
each other for the rest of their lives,
spending their time in paying homage
to tbe respectabilities by concealing
the truth from their neighbors. It
must be so. If Anna Karenina had
married Leven she must have aban
doned him likewise. Romantio love
is like opium or hashish. The sensa
tion is overpowering and delightful.
But it passes. It is not in human
nature not to wish to renew the ex
perience. For this novelty is indis
pensable So the wife betrays her
husband, and the husband is falso to
his wifo, and the world becomes one
wide brothel. I wish to opon the
eyes oi an to tne real nature ana the
tragic consequences of this substitu
tion of romantio lor Christian love,
I see it clearly oh I so clearly and
when you see a thing which no one
else seems to see you teel you muBt
gather all your torccs and devote your
self to setting forth .the truth as you
see it. This depravation of marriage
is all because Christianity has been a
word and not a thing. It will, how
ever, be a reality again soon.
In the workings ot all trusts the
aim is to throttle the element oi com
petition. In the natural course of
trade it aots as a chcok upon exorbit
ant profiti, and is the conservative
force to regulate production on the ono
side and price to the consumer on the
other. More than once it has been
called the life of trade, and any effort
to destroy the natural and bonefioial
influence of competition upon com
merce is a blow at tho progress -of
"Gracious I How well It is preserved," sold
one traveling man to another at they gazed
at a mummy in a museum. "It looks as if it
might woke up and speak,,if you could only
arouso it with some familiar words."
"Bolt does. Suppose you try it with that
story you Just told me." Merchant Traveler.
A Sore Remedy.
We heard of a fanner near Elrton who
sent for an advertised twenty-Are cent po
tato bug killer. Re received two little
wooden mallet with instruction to catch the
buaaud smash bun with tho mallet, and if
be did not kill tho first lick to repeat Jef
ferson City (Mo.) Times.
The Cut That m Blind Man Can See.
t(If VUU fitart out nn n -fnnrnAV tfuava or. Al I
at once turn back and postpone your Jour-
Yes, and take a bath and burv vrair
clothes, if it's that kind of a cat. Burdetto.
Children,-who have been cautioned not to
teaso' their little brother Elmer, as be was
cutting a tooth, waited expectantly a few
minutes. Then Ked spoko up: "I say, auntie,
lumhciutit yet!" Harper's Young Pootfo,
Old Man (on roulo tor the races) Pleasant
ride, this, to tho race course.
Young Man (nervously) Yeej buttblnk'of
the long walk back I Time.
Everybody Bhould call and see tho
stock of holiday goods at W. P.
Glenn's book store and get prices
"f!nr!nTi" nnn, ntin.n 1. ...
w . mw v.., my fruujr MU,
A Western statisttician figures out
that tho pcoplo of the United States
spend moro than 11,500,000 every
year for chowing gum.
A Mr. Lop of Toronto, aged fifty,
took a notion sovon years ago not to
talk any more, and the first word utter
ed by him since that timo was spoken
a fow days '.ago.
Tho ltov. Henry White of tho Savoy
Chapel, London, states that out of
1600 couples which ho has assisted to
join to-gethcr only ono pair had found
marriage a failure.
There are no less than thirty win
dows looking out on tho street from
General Von Moltko's house at Borlin,
butholhcs entirely in two rooms
one his bedroom, and the other his
General John M. Palmer, of Illinois
estimates that he traveled ' moro than
7000 miles and mado mtfro than 100
speeches during tho campaign for the
governorship. Such work by a man
of soventy-two ought to havo won, but
Tho law is supposed to bo just.
Down East a woman's husband some
timo ago was killed by tho cars and
sho received $5000. Timo weht on
and a thoughtless millionaire played
with her affections, and in a brcaoh of
promise tho samo court granted her
tiro times tho amount to soothe her
Chelsea, Kcnnobco county, claims to
have tho two smartest sisters in Maine.
They aro old maids, and run a sixty
the acre farm. One is an expert wood
chopper and supplies tho winter's fuel.
The other is a carpenter, and recently
built a substantial well house. They
do all their own farm work.
A duke with picrurea to sell, is one
of the oddities of this democratic age.
This tradesman is tho Duke of Durcal,
a grandee of Spain and kinsman of tho
king of Portugal, Ho is coming oer
to this country with his duchess and
his Spanish gallery. The one he hopes
to sell; the other to take back with
Maggio Wilson, of Cincinnati, who
died there a short time since, left a
clause in her will which reads as fol
lows: "It is my will that tho two
china dogs now in my room be sepa
rately put in a box with glass fronts,
both alike, and tino placed on my dear
husband's grave at Spring Grove, and
the other on my grave, and all to be
paid for out of the money I leave."
Woman's sphere seems to be con
stantly enlarging. At Manistee,
Mich., the hoop factory employs wo
men to feed the planers and do othor
light work of that nature, and finds
that they do tho work well; and at
the dairy salt factories all the sacking
and such work is done by girls, who
work on piece work and earn about $1
to $r.Zo a day, and seem to like the
Maine has some notable trees, and
the Journal of Lewiston has been
writing them up. It tells of nn apple
trco at Boothbay which is still in
active service and 112 years old.
Class day exercises at Bowdoin are
held each year under an oak planted
by a member of tho first class of the
college seventy years ago. Ono of the
best cared for trees is an elm in the
yard of Chatlcs Parsons of Kenno
bunk. It stood near his stable, and
when it became necessary to enlarge
the building the addition was built
around the tree, and now two large
branches project through the roof and
the top spreads above the stable like
a gigantio plant growing in a gigantic
A grand rabbit drive is one of the
coming events of tho near future, says
the Las Vegas Stock Grower. In
Deming and other localities of south
ern New Mexico these pests have be
come as numerous and destructive as
in New Zealand, Australia and south
ern California. Gardening and farm
ing are no longer remunerative unless
the pests are kept under. Around
Doming gardening could be made
Erofitable wherever irrigation is possi
le, but the rapid increase of tho
long-cared pest makes any endeavor in
that lino useless and unprofitable. The
whole country between Deming and
El Paso is similarly affected. The
worst portion of all is Bed Ridge, near
Deming. Arrangements have been
mado for a general rabbit drivo at an
early day, when everyone can take a
hand in it. There is in thn nnn
nnnntrv n Ian. nnn.1 V1: r
- r, , Jn .i "... fr. -
utm,!ea " n "" driving and catch
ing place, boveral hundred poople
will tako opart in tho sport, while the
laaies oi coming will prepare an appe
tizing barbeouo. The people of two
or thrco counties will take part in the
sport beoause 'it is generally recog
nized that something must be done to
stay tho progress of tho pest.
Wholesale stock of holiday goods
comprising every article suitable for
ft beautiful and appropriate gift soM
at retail at wholesale price by Morris
son, Itlsher & Co. f
Mr, J. H. Browne, well accomplish
ed barber, has the tyark FJournoy
shop now Jn charge and solicits the
patronage ot all the old customers.
Telephone Do Well for fine candles.
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WE STILL HAVE ON
HAND THE MOST W.A
BORATE & BEST AS
SORTED STOCK OF
CHRISTMAS GOODS IN TEXAS
Sideboards by. the
dozen, Parlor and Bed
room Furniture of
Rocking Chairs &
Fancy Tables. Hall
Racks by the
Hundred, and Every
thing Calculated to
Make a Handsome
Fifty cents to $500.
and of the
Our House will be
Lighted during the
Holidays for the be-
nefit of those who can
not call during the