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WACO. TEXAS. DEC. 28, 1888.
For Sale or It fen t, a resldeuco on the
cornor of fith and Jefterson streets.
Good cistern, hydrants, two-story
barn and good collar conneoted with
houso. Apply to Van Hall.
EVENING NEWS office, Franklin
street botween 4th and Cth streots,
in new Jones' building.
: DR. R. L. MUNROB, :
No. 611 AuBtin Ave. I
Virglnlus at the Garland to night.
Tho gay and festive Moonshiner
Club lias a dunce to-nisht at tho Los-
pitablo rcsideuco of'llon Jno Finks on
A miiiistcr'n and deacon's meeting
andounday school convention takes
place to-night at tho First Baptist
church, beginning at 7, 30 sharp.
Cotton receipts and all sales of goods
dropped hat after the holidays but are
reviving again aud all the signs indi
cate a very good trade in January.
Tho weather which still continues
superb need only to lest over Now
Years day to make one of tho prettiest
Holidays season ever enjoyed in Waco
Paul Quinn College is sharing in
the general prosperity of schools and
colleges, the attendance being very
large and new students coming in
Cards for the wedding of Miss So
phia Sanger and Mr. D. E. Hirchfield
January nth have been issued.
Miss Sanger is tho daughter of Mr. and
.Mrs Lehman Sanger.
The liveliest place on Austin street
is the commission house of I. C. Meek
where daily auctions sales are held and
attended by big crowds. Tho "houso
13 selling stacks of all soits of goods at
An cntcitainment is to be given to
night and Monday night by the color
ed people for the beneGt of the Now
Hopo .Baptist church. It is a drama
and will be given at No. 600 North 0th
street, admission 25o.
Rabbi S. Rosenberg, of congrega
tion Kodef Sholem, will conduct the
services and act as cantor this (Frl
day) evening at the temple Rodef
Sholem. Services commence precise
ly at 8 o'clook. Everybody cordially
The strulns from an excellent brass
band make nightly musio on the
iquaro, lloat up Austin street and
die away In pleasing cadances over
the suburban hills. It is the band
irom tho new Variety theatre.
The Teas, Fire, Briok and Tilo
company now doing business at Athens
Tex., will remove 'its works to Waco,
if encouragement is given. A repre
sentative of tho company is expected
soon, who will mako formal proposals
to tho people of Waco, ior the removal
of tho works hero. Manufactures ure
tho hopes of this city.
The News gave nooouut tome time
afio of the several applications made
to obtain license to run a variety the
atre and1 stated that If was the evident
Intention of the parties making ap
plication to start the theatre without
a license and If Interfered with by the
city council to test the authority of
tho council before the courts. The
surmise was correct, as all the sur
mises of the News turn out 10 be,
and the variety theatre is jn full blast
without a license.
Mr. Herbort Little nd Miss Del
phla Zelgler were married last night,
it the residence of the parents of the
bride, Rev. W. G. Conner officiating.
Tho guests were very many, and the
presents numerous and valuable. The
News joins a host of friends in good
wishes for the prosperity of bride and
bridegroom, both of whom hold a
high' place of uonoi and esteea in the
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STRANGE OCCURRENCES THAT HAVE
A Olieamon of Mnrder ami the Ghastly
Sequel Dickens' Prediction at tfca
Itacea The "Throe Legged Jlra"--WhM
Happened to Friend of the Poet Rosen.
A coincidence of tho war, of a serious'
nature, Is that of tho "three Jims." A'
Sroup of four men wero In tho tranches
urlng an artillery engagement. They
wero lying on the ground, chatting and
smoking, out of tho direct roach of Ore,
when a shell suddenly exploded over
their heads and so BerlntiAlvlnlnml (limn
of tho men that It necessitated amputa-
muu ui uio uut icg m eacn instance, 'me
Christian namo of each of these three
men was tho same James. Tho fourth,
who was untouched, bora another namo.
Tho threo Veteran pensioners havo over
sinco been known among their acquaint
ances as tho "three legged Jims."
A curious story of coincidence Is re
lated by Robert Browning in an English
newspaper as having occurred to him
self and sister whilo visiting a remote
valloy In Switzerland some years ngo,
tho circumstances of which are substan
tially as follows:
whilo strolling about ono evening to
admlro tho calm and repose of tho valley,
which lay spread out before them, their
talk unaccountably turned to tho subject
of murder, and each began to speculate
as to what their first impulse would bo
If they should bo so unfortunate as to
find tho body of a murdered man in the
wood. Continuing in this strain, the
Brownings talked until they reached the
hotel, when tho matter was dropped.
Mr. Drowning applied for tho use of a
carriago tho next morning, and was re
ferred to tho landlord, who Informed
them that it would bo impossible for
tlicin to lmo tho two horses Intended for
their carriage, as .ono of them was
wanted to bring in tho body of a man
found cai ly that morning, murdered, at
tho bond of tho valley. Questioning him,
Mr. Drowning learned that in all prob
ability tho murder had been committed
very noon after tho conversation of the
. On visiting tho spot v. hero tho body
had been discovered it was found to bo
the identical pLico whero, on tho previ
ous evening, they had btood speculating
as to what they should do in case of such
an event. To heighten tho dramatio ef
fect of tho coincidence, they were told
that no crimo of violence, so far as
known, had over bcioro been committed
in that valley. Tho fact that tho mind
of tho" poet should havo turned to such a
subject just at that time partakes of the
naturo of a presentiment, ana tho coinci
dence (3 certainly ono of the most pecul
iar on rccoid.
In Forstcr's "Llfo of Dickens" a curi
ous story is told of what Dickens called
a "paralyzing coincidence," experienced
on tho Doncostcr raco course. On the
St. Legcr day, in 1837, Dickens bought a
card of tho races, and facetiously wrote
down threo names for tho winners of the
thrco chief races. Ho had novcr heard
or thought of any of tho horses in Ills
life, but, an ho wrote to Forster, "if you
can bclicvo it, tlioso threo races were
won, ono after another, by those three
AFTER MANY TEARS.
Tho poet, Samuel Rogers, narrated a
coincidence which, although it may
havo been a humorous invention, Is quito
within tho bounds of possibility, and at
tho samo time somewhat amusing. An
officer who was ordered to India went,
on the day beforo leaving England, to
his lawyer's. Tho day being wpI, ho
took a hackney coach, and when ho got
out, as ho was paying tho driver,
dropped a shilling. lie looked in tho
mud and slush for it in vain, and so did
tho coachman. On his return homo after
some years' servico he had occasion
again to go to his lawyer's. When leav
ing ho recollected his lost shilling, and,
by some unaccountablo impulse, began
to look for it, when, strango to say, ho
found, just at tho very spot whero ho
had paid tho coachman not the shilling,
but twelve pennyworth of coppers, dono
up In brown paper.
Perhaps tho most astonishing coinci
dence ot any we might mention .and at
tho same tlnio ono perfectly authentic, is
related by that charming writer, "Tav
crner," of Tho Boston Post. "I was walk
ing." says Taverner. "on my way down
town, with a neighbor who was going
tho 6amo way, when my companion, for
no apparent cause, suddenly changed tho
subject on which wo wero chatting by on
inquiry concerning a common acquain
tance, wlio bad uisappenreu out or our
lives several years before, and whom I
know ho held in especial detestation.
My friend had heard of him the
year before In San Francisco, and later
as somowhei o on tho continent of Europe.
'And thcro is no man,' ho wont on to
say, 'that I should moro heartily enjoy
knocking down if ho would only givo me
tho provocation.' Wo liad at that instant
reached Trcmont street, where, suddenly
turning tho comer, ono of tho passing
crow d came squarely into collision with
my friend, slipped upon a spot of ice as
ho struggled to keep his oalance and
fairly measured his length on tho side
walk, i turned to pick up mo uai oi tnc
fallen man, when I felt myself grasped
by the arm by my friend, who whispered:
'Great Scott, Taverner, don't you 6co it's
tho vcrv man. and I'vo dono It. after alii'
Sure enough, it was tho distant traveler,
who had turned up to be knocked down,
so to speak, by a coincidence." St, Louis
fiomottilng About New South Wales.
Now n little nliout tho colony of Now
South Wales. This Is tho oldest and
richest of nil tho colonics and tho parent
of them all. In 113-14 Tasmania, then
known as Van Diomcn's Land, was sep
arated fiom New South Wales and be
came an Independent colony. Four years
afterward tho colony of Western Austra
lia was founded, 1830 South Australia
was rounded, 1840 Now Zealand became
independent, 1851 Victoria was separated,
and the h;t founded was Queensland in
1830. Tbu uorthcrn territory belongs to
South Australia, with Port Darwin ao its
capital. Now South Wales lies botween
23 und 117 dogs, of south lat. and 141 and
153 meridian east long. It has 800 miles
of scaccast, with a number of good har
bors. Its general shape is trapezoid, con
taining 010,038 miles, four times as largo
as Great Britain or Victoria, or twice as
Large as California. As regards tho dls
tanco from the equator it can bo com
pared to Capo Colony. Chllo and tho
lower basin of the La Plata in tho South
ern Hemisphere, and with Texas, Louisi
ana. Mississippi, tho south of Spain, Italy
and Greece, which occupy similar posi
tions north of the line. Cor. San Fran
It Is your Opportunity
and I want to servo you.
I am closing out tho Ban
krupt Stock of Boots &
SIioch of Moscr &Son.
These Boots and Shoes
arc good and tho Bank
rupt Price that they arc
sold at Is an Inducement
that every Man, Woman,
Boy, Mtssey and Child
ought to tako the ad
vantage of. Come and
give ino a trial, and I will
surely please you. : :
Tk Men's Stock of Hanasewed
IS QUITE LARGE.
Handsewed Goods lit so
nice, it is a pleasure to
w.ear them when yuu
buy them at the price .
you pay for a machine
sewed Shoe. It 'is need
loss for me to say any
thing more about these
Men's Handsewed Shoes
You come and see them
for yourself and let me
lit you in a Pair. : :
THE LINE OF
Laflies' -Fine -Shoes
Seems to me to be no
end to them. I sell
them every day, and
still the Stock remains
large. Ladies, treat
yourself to a Fine
Shoe at a common
shoe price. I have a
large variety of 'just
such Slippers as you
want to see your friend
have for Christmas.
Christmas - Present,
you cannot please a
Gentleman better than
to present him with a
nice Pair of Slippers, so
come and look at them
and get prices on them.
405 Austin St,Waon,TeX.
JOE A. CLIFTON.
iaia W NSKI IF Tit STKK K
Boots Hi &loa.
Waco Curiosity Shop.
Waco Curiosity Shop
Has a very large stock on hand, and
will make special low prices the bal
ance of this year.
FOR RENT House of seven
rooms, 909 Dutton Street,
near schools and university.
WACO CURIOSITY SHOP.
FOR SALE-A No. 1 milch cow
$5.00 down and $1.25 a
WACO CUSI0SITY SHOP,
FOR SALE Cheap Violins,
Btmjoes, Guitars and Ac
cordance. WACO CURIOSITY SHOP
AC0 CHRISTMAS GOODS
at Waco Curiosity Shop.
Waco Curiosity Shop
Will buy second-hand Goods, or
exchange new for old.
Stamping dono at Mrs. Doss, t
You want bargains in good reliable
goods, go toE. P. LeDoux, 403 Austin
Mltcholl will not be undersold, t
Mitchell's prices ure the lowest and
goods tho best. t
Buy Mathows kid gloves with pat
ent lace. Mrs. Doss, sole agent.
Mltcholl Buys prices will tell.
Do you want groceries? They must
go; Every artlolo by Jan, 1st, 1880, at
the Waoo Supply Store. t
Finest quality and latest designs of
quadruple silver ware at oost.
E. P. LkDoux
One dollar buys a cart load ot gro
ceries at the closing out sale of Waco
Supply Stores. t
The best assorted faney condles at
The cheapest jewelry aud sllvor
waro at'Ell W. Mitchell's. 1
Every body, rich aud poor, will
undoubtedly give the loved ones a
present, you can suit your purses at
Morrison Blsher &. Oo's. Presents
new and beautiful, at from $5 to
Patronize Molder & Hearne at the
old Orand stable north side public
Abandoning, Quitting and forever
discontinuing the Great Waco Supply
A fine new stock ot watches, dia
monds and Jewelry at bed rook prlcet
at Mitchell's. J
Mr. J. H. Brown has in his em
ploy a most excellent barber. Let
him shavo you. t
I not only sacrifice myself for one,
but dye for all.
Dot Leettli; Frenchman,
For a nice clean shave, good hair
cut. and polite attention, call at Jeff
William's Darner snop on Austin Av
enue, near the Bquare.
Everybody should call and see tho
stock of holiday goods at W. P.
Glenn's book store and get prices
"Carious" how ohcap thoy are.
HouackoepeiB buying goods for the
holidays will consult their own inter
est by buying of Chas. Hast, He has
cords of butter, eggs and chickens,
fresh and nice, at bottom prices, boing
the leader in those lincs and has all
the fine Christmas grocery goods, bo
sides a brand new stock, bought Binco
the fire, lie is leaking a special drivo
on fine fancy candien,.of which ho hav
the largest and nnost stock in the city,
at diioount prices,
OR SALE-Cheap Very fine
Bed room sets,
WACO CURIOSITY SHOP
FOR SALE-CheaD a nice lot
of Rattan Rockers.
WACO CURIOSITY SHOP.
SHRISTMAS WACO GOODS AND
Goods for Christmas at the
aco Curiosity Shop.
A NICE Christmas Present for
your wife THE UNION
TRUNKS at the Waoo Cur
1 iosity Shop.
Best turn-outs in town at Molder &
Go to tho Silver JIoon for woil
llnv vnnr nixmlinn ftfc .Too T.Vhman'i
south 4 tli street,
Consign all eroods to I. C. Meok &
Co., 818 Austin street.
Host moals served to order at
Joo Lehman's restaurant.
Jewelry of tho finest and latest de
signs, at LcDoux's, 403, Austin avo.
First-class carriages for calls, vis
its, etc., at Molder & Hearne's.
We aro selling side boards as ehoap
as $14,00. Waco Furniture Company
Fresh crop cranborrles nt Joe
Thompsons 4th and Franklin street.
Tho Waco Furnlturo company's
window display Is simply Immense.
C. Hyman for cigars and tobaooo.
Fruits of all kinds, Louis Llppman,
Leave orders for roses, plants, fruit
and ornamental trees at Perry's Pa-
onto notei iuook. r
The quail is transformed from his
natural beauty to a delicious dish at
the Silver Moon.
If you want a fine livery turnout
patronize Molder & Hearne's, north
side of the public square.
Watohes and Jewelry repairing,
Diamond mounting and Engraving at
E. P. LeDoux, 403 Austin avenue, f
My store will be open every night
10 o'clock until after the holidays.
Mrs. B.J. Doss
For good meals, oystors, fish, game,
etc., the Silver Moon Is tho place, on
Third street, near the square f
Dr. P. It. Hengst, physician and
surgeon. Headquarters at William
son's drug store. t
Oysters, fish and all kinds of meat,
including dressed fowls when ordor
od at Mason, Morgan & Go's.
Tho last bargains ever to be ottered
In Waco by the Wane Supply Store,
is now going.
TCVnrv nrMnln miint lifi nnld hv Jan
uary 1st, and The Groat Waco Supply
Htore, lorover uisoonunuou. . r
John Coonor is closlnz out at a
rapid rate the big stock of the Waoo
Hupptv more-can ana get oargains;
iuick u you want tuem. w
The ladles will all go to Morrison,
Blsher ft Co's. this week to attend
tho grund holiday opening.
Wo have Just recleved GO handsome
Hookers, finished In Oak, Mahogany
and Walnut, trimmed in plush and
leathor Waco Furnlturo Company.
For fruit or ornamental trees, rail on
J. II. Hurwood, at Evening Newh of
fico, Franklin between Fourth and
Fifth streets. Asfaiuous roots by tho
bnndrcd or thousands,
Mi. J. II. Brown,a woll accomplish
ed barber, has the Mark FJournoy
shop now in charge and solicits the
patronage of all the old customers,
A nice Hue of Jewelry and fine
watch repairing specialty at A. J.
If you want a nice dinner with tur
key, dine at the Silver Moon to-morrow,
Fine Yam potatoes at It. H. Gray's.
Call before they are all gone.
Get Mltoholl's prices. t
B. and S. at Cotton Exchange.
For moals go to Joe Lehmahn.
Buy feed at DuvalHs 800. Franklin.
The Hnest of fat mutton at Crippon's
El Paso grapes extra choice at Joo
Dr. T, It. nojrett, ilentlat, corner Amtln and
Boss' Imported Soda at tho Cotton
Big reductions In orystallzod fruits
at Do Well's. t
Tho ilnest Mlnco Meot in the land at -
Leave orders with Crippon's If fat
boof 1b wanted.
No yearlings but sure enough veal
Got your oystors at Joo Lohman's
Gofyour Christmas goods Irom Mrs.
Hill Brothers forall kinds of Christ
Got your nuts in shells and shelled
at De Well's. ,
Call for the Panzy bustlo. Mrs.
Doss, sole agent.
The best brands of scissors and
shears at Horslull & Cameron.
We aro selling boadsteads as ohoap
$2.00 Waco Furniture Company.
Go toDo Well for all kinds of de
See the latest novelties In millinery
at Mrs. Doss, South Fourth street, t
The best brands of pocket-knives
and razors at Horsfull & Cameron.
Dod Loettlo Frenchman is ready to
dyo for all.
Nothing but bargains at Mook&Co.
Commission and auction houso. 318
Hennessy's Imported French bran
dy just received from Bordeaux at
cotton .uxenange. t
Best raealsserved to order at Mrs
Ed White's restaurant on 5th street.
A Hue variety of sausages aud them
well seasoned, kept constantly on
hand at Crippon's market.
All kinds of country produco, eggs,
chickens aud butter at J. II. Shope's.
The Waco Furniture company has
nut in threo additional oloctrlo lights
for'tho benefit of those who can not
get around during the day time.
De Well's houso is at present a
swarming place of pretty things.
Sweeties abound in every cornor at
DeWell's. " r
The Waoo Furniture company slill"
extends a cordial invitation to those
who failed to visit their, fraud open'.
Ibjt and State fair, to oll from now
until after the holidays. ',