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WACO, TEXAS, DEO. 28, 1888.
Do not appear to notioo inaccuracies
of speech in others.
Do not allow yoursolf to lose your
temper or speak excitedly.
Do not allude to the unfortunate pe
culiarities of any ono present.
D, o not, when narrating an incident,
continually say "you sec you know."
Do not introduce professional or
other topics that the company in gen
eral cannot take an interest in.
Do not try to force yourself into tho
confidence of others.
Do not bo absent-minded, requiring
tho speaker to repeat what has beon
said that you may understand.
Do not allow yourself to speak evil
of an absent one.
Tho Indians of Oldtown Island, Me.,
have organized a printing firm.
Pneumonia is said to bo on tho ;n
crcaso from year to year in tho large
It ii estimated that tho holiday sales
of bools in New York will reach 1,000,
Madolin musio is now preferred for
fashionables private entertainment! in
New York, and expert players get high
No lest than fifty-six agenoies for
California iruits have bce.n established
in the Eastern cities during the last
The stamped, ornamented leather so
popular for artistic bookbinding is do
rived from old boots and shoes, steam
cd to a pulp.
A correspondent writing from New
York says that Mrs. Cornelius Vander
bilt frequently prepares ihe dessert
tor her tamilv. "
A Methodist preacher in Tennessee
once divided his discourse into three
parts: First, will ability; socondj do
ability; third, stick-abi'ity.
Prominent capitalists of Galveston
are canvassing the question of building
a line ot steamers especially adapted
to tho trado of tho city and state.
A New Hampshire woman has set
out to count the kernels of corn on 50,
000 full-sized cobs, and at last reports
sho had got through with 3000 cobs,
and was not discouraged.
The largest clectrio plant in tho
world will soon be put in oporation.
London is to be illuminated by elec
tricity, and a contract for the immense
undertaking has already been made.
The brandy cigarette is tho latest
thing from Boston. It is mado of to
bacco that has been soaked in brandy,
and the smoker is enabled to keep
mildly intoxicated without touching a
drop of liquor.
Lampasas and Terrell are eaoh to
have a crcamerv. If thev Drove success
ful, from n financial standpoint, cream
erics will soon bo established at other
points in Texas.
One of St. Paul's wealthiest citizens
is Willium Dawson, who has a fortune
of 13,000,000. He retched St Paul in
18G1 with $2000 in his poekets. His
wealth has been acquired in real es
tate The delavcd installation of Rev. Dr.
Lyman Abbott as paster of Plymouth
church in Brooklyn is causing talk
among tho congregation. There is sup
posed to'bo a disagreement among the
members of the committee as to the
precise form of ceremony to bo used.
Mr. Topliff of Cleveland is nothing
if not onterprising. He proposes to
take a honographophone with him
around the vorld and reoord his im-
Ercssions, sending the phonograms to
is daughter. What an improvement
over a letter and what a great people
wo Americans aro anyway.
Professor Chandler Roberts, tho
English chemist, has bocn analyzing
tho smoke cloud which perpetually
hangs over London. He estimates that
it contains about fifty tons of solid cir
bon in gaseous combination. The ex
penso ot this wasto of coal is figured
at $13,000,000 annually.
Tho most monotonous city in its
buildings is Paris, tho houses there bo
ing almost all alike. An attempt is
now being mado to vary this by build
ing houses of tho style of the Renais
sance and Louis XT, and hopo is ex
pressed that tho cxamplo will bo follow
',- A newly invented bolt for fastening
together heavy timbe.i does away with
'" tho need of a nut. Tho head of tho
' , bolt is provided with a spring. Upon
tv rk , striking this spring with a hammer
i At "'twn arms flv out from the nliank of tho
M,r bolt, pressing against tho timber and
o (, , pcnonniujs mu uiuco ui a iiuu
"All persons born or naturalised in
tho United States and subject to tho
jurisdiction thereof, aro cltizons of the
United States, and of tho state wbJrcin
they reside." This is a broad defini
tion of a citizen as given by tho con
stitution of tho United States; but as
the word is gonerally used in conv crea
tion, it is implied that a eitieon must
bo twenty-onp years of ago; that ho
has lived within tho state one year and
within the city or town where ho wish
es to voto six months next prcccoding
tho election; must have paid, or havo
had paid for him, a state or county
tax assessed upon him within two
years next preceding thclcction; must
be ablo to read tho const.tution in tho
English languago, and writo his nam'1.
But those legal requirements arc not
all that constituto tho truo and honor
able citizen. Every man, to be truo
to himself, a credit to his family and
associates, and an honor to his town,
should have an unspotted character;
for nobility of character makes
tho ideal citizen. The citizen's
greatest right is the ballot, and he
should always proscave its purity.
This he will do if he is upright in hi
principles; but unfortunately many of
our citizens, .through ignorance, arc
easily influnccd by others to voto
against their own interests and wel
fare, and again sell their votes for
a paltry consideration, because of their
avarice or their indifference.
As a contrast, now behold the citi
zen who has tho wolfaro of his country
at heart. Ho cannot bo bribed
against tho intcrost of himself or his
town, for to him the most precious of
his privileges and duties in this free
right cf suffrage for which his "fathers
fought and died.
"Ego sum Romanus ciiis," (I am a
Roman citizen), exclaimed the Roman.
And with pride ho said it, for tho
Roman Empire comprised all civilized
nations, and Rome, the mistress, ruled
for her seven hills, Rome, the homo
of riches, literature and ait Rome,
the homfi of Cioero, Cicsar and Yirgil.
With equal prido can every ono of us
say, "Ego sum Amcricanus citis,"
Aye, with greater pride, for we aro not
gubsen ient to a king or emperor, nor
do wo live upon the tribute paid by
our neighbors subdued in war; neither
do wo enslavo our fellowman. We
hold these truths to be self-evident,
that all men are created equal; that
they are endowed by their Creator
with certain inalienable rights; that
among these are life, liberty, and the
pursuit of happiness. We strive to
live peacefully with all the world, to
becomo more civilized and cultivated
day by day, so that we may enjoy a
government which is of, for, and by
the people. We havo free schools and
publio libraries, by means of which
wo can become more and more enlight
ened. We have charitable institutions
in which wo can' recsive care when
sick, and be supported when unable to
earn our own living. These are all
evidences of a great brotherhood, and
are heartily supported by every good
The ideal- citizen of Milford is sin
cere in his religious belief and grants
to others the same privileges that ho
demands for himself. He- observos
the sacrcdness of tho Sabbath, and
does not allow any business transac
tion to mar its holiness. Ho obeys
tho laws, proscrves the peace, and by
his example tries to impress others
with the same regard for good order,
thereby giving his town an excellent
name among other towns. Ho always
attends the caucuses to help nominate
suitable candidates, who will command
tho respect of the citizens. You will
also sco him atthe town-meetings,
where he speaks upon tho intorests ot
the town and carefully considers the
appropriations. He tries to bring in
now enterprises, and does all in his
power to iucrcaso and enlarge the
manufacturing industries. Ho urges
those men who will bo a credit to the
town, either financially or morally, to
locate hore. Whereycr he is, he in
variably speaks well of his home and
nover allows any one to abuso Mil-
ford's good name without a protest.
He takes a promineut part in educa
tional movements, and sees to it that
big own family is well instructed
mentally and morally, thus insuring
good oituens in tho future.
Ho has no time to stand about the
postoffiee or any other of tho publio
buildings, or to blockado tho side
walks, or to raco his horse in the main
streets; no timo to pry into his neigh
bors' affairs, no timo to talk gossip or
scandal. In fact, his timo is all too
short for half his appointed tasks.
Ho contributes largely to tomperanco
associations, by the aid of which many
aro kept from ruin and destruction,
and restored to truo manhood. Ho
belongs to business associations in
order to mako Milford a thriving busi
ness ccntci. Ho inaugurates u "Town
Improvement Sooioty" for tho purposo
of setting out trees, erecting fountains,
and beautifying public property in
goneral. Ho enters into co oporativo
movements. Ho patronizes lecturo
courses, which are not only bright and
pleasing, but also instructive and
ciovating. Ho helps to support tho
town nowspapois, and encourages them
in their woik of keeping him posted in
town affairs. If chosen to an office, ho
will fulfil his duties carefully and
faithfully, and when voting for an
other, ho considers neither his own
individual interest nor party feeling,
but the skill, intellii;onco an 1 expe
rience of tho candidate.
Because of all these advantages, tho
rcsponsibiltics of tho citizen aro very
great, and the ideal citizen must work
with head, heart and hand for the in
terests of his town.
You, too, are soon to becomo citizens
of Milford. Observe what other towns
havo (?one in regard to eduoation,
business, and improvement, and then
apply their methods. Converse with
intelligent and cducalod men concern
ing tho methods which promoto the
interests of tho town and the increase
of its business. Read tho strong
nowspapers and books treating on gov
ernment, in order that you may obtain
a clear idea how tho town should be
governed. Reflect on all this expe
rience of others, on all these advant
ages which have been yours loving
homes, good schools and faithful in
struction. Observe, converse, read,
reflect, and then remember that the
town, in return for all these benefits,
expects much of you.- -Philip II.
Few people of the North who have
never visited Texas have any concep
tion of this, one of the most beautiful,
fertile and productive states in the
Union. Texas possesses a climate and
soil suited to tho most abundant
growth of all kinds of grain and vege
tation. The soil is apparently inex
haustible and produces from three
fourths to a bale of tho bast grade of
cotton, from twenty to thirty-five bush
els of wheat, and from forty to seventy-five
busheU of corn per acre. Rye,
oats, barley, 'sweet and Irish potatoes,
and vegetation of all kinds aro crown
in abundance, with less caro and work
than are required to produce the same
in the soil of any other state. There
is probably no other stato in the South
west that is receiving more attention
from capitalists'and farmers at the pres
ent time than Texas, and fow states
offer greater inducements to capitalists,
laborers, and artisans thin this, the
Lone Star stato.
When tho eccentrio old ba chclor,
Luther James, died here three months
ago, he left about $250,000 to his
nephew, J. L. Babcock, of Chicago,
on condition that tho latter should
marry within five years. Babcock
is hero settling up the estate, and his
life is mado miserable by tho number
of letters recoived from young women
who are anxious for love and fortune.
From the newspaper accounts Bent out
of the singular bequest it eame to bo
belioved that Babcock is a young roan,
when tho fact is he is past middle life.
llo has received offers of marriage
from ladies in Chicago, Detroit, Phila
delphia, Baltimore, New York, Rich
mond, Cincinnati, Now Orleans, and
hundreds of smaller towns. His mail
is growing daily, and he is almost per
suaded, to forfeit tho fortune. Ann
Arbor Dispatch, Chicago Inter-Ocean.
Cupid is always shooting and forovcr
Tho right to pay taxes has nover
been denied woman.
A bar at which you can keep per-
lectly sober the crow-bar.
A man doesn't got evon oven when
he gets married two times.
Teacher What is tho plural of
child? Boy (promptly) Twins.
Wo have seen how tho literary educa
tion which wo now consider so essential
was regarded in England as ungontlo
manly. It is not so long since tho phy
sician or leech was, as Hallam says, "an
inexhaustiblo tbemo of popular ridicule."
Tho barber's polo, so common in our
streets, recalls a timo, not co long past,
when tho barber practiced bloodletting
and other medical arts. It h within our
own memory that tho dentist stood ou a
lov ci vv ittt um burner ; indeed , tho two vvcro
often tho samo person, now is it that oil
this is changed; that literature, medicine
and dcntlstiy havo becomo gontlemauly
occupations; Biraply, I think, because
they aro now taught scientifically and
insuiuuona nuvo icen cntauiuucu ror
that purpose. It may-bo laid down as a
general rule that w hatovcr is taught in
Echool will 60011 becomo respectable and
gentlemanly , while tlrnt which is plowed
up in the homo or tho workshop will al
ways bo regarded as menial. Professor
Tliomaa Davidson in The forum.
I) WE STILL HAVE ON
HAND THE MOST ELA
BORATE & BEST AS
SORTED STOCK OP
CHRISTMAS GOODSIN 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
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