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GOLDSTEIN & MIGEL
THE GRANDEST CHANGE YET..
407 AUSTIN ANHHUB 0'
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INT THE BL3iTE:IlCIT,
THERE ABE SO.OOO FOTjnXTOS
A.3ST3D A.3ST IJMUUCEHSTSE LOT OF
h FIREWORKS i
All fresh and new. These goods must be
sold regardless of cost during the present
month. If you have any use for Christ
mas goods at all, it will pay you to
examine them or. send an open order.
.ALSO THE LARGEST STOCK: OP
CIGARS, TOBACCO AND GROCERIES,
GENERALLY. EVER THROWN OH THE WACO MARKET AT COST,
JOHN F. MARSHALL, Trustee.
Waco, Tex., December 14, 1888.
The Lttest of EmUhlrg In the Men's Furnishing Goods Line.
t. IORJSYIMIO Ste CORBY. -:-
LYNHAM & DELftNEY,
LARD, FISH AND OYSTERS.
ANTELOPE AND DEER
sNOW ON HAND AND FOR SALE TO-DAY.
Call and see us.
Lyniai & Oelaney.
The now meat market of Haun &
Dollins, 721 Austin street, ia under
full headway and doing a first-rato
business. Tho proprietors aro wc'l
skilled in tho business and aro nerving
their customers with the very choicest
meats to bo procured. They take a
prido in selling tho vcrv finest porter
house and sirloin steaks, fat and tor-
der roasts from corn-fed beef, with tho
choicest pork roasts. Cus-orners who
aro fastidious about their meats should
give them a call, as they sell tho best,
anu at reasonable prices. "
The IIouuo of Lords under lis new
proprietor, Wes. Datnron, Is dispens
ing to Its patrons tho finest Imported
and domostlo liquors, wines and cl-
Kiky iKS,.Elr" the bS! .
iresn. cool tieer alwava on tan.
Pollte attention and satisfaction guar -
anteed. This house is opeu day aud
night, and your patronago Is respect -
CHEAPEST AND BEST
Selected : Stock
OF TOYS AND HOLIDAY GOODS
In : Waco ,
-IS AT THE-
5 & ID Gent Store
511 Austin Avenuef Be
tween Bth 4t 6th
7 GRAND PRESENTS G1V
0 EN BWAY JflNIIttRY
FIRST 1889. COME AND
GET A TICKET.
I order your tlokets front D. Doninau
k, Bro., opposite MoLelland Hotel.
o WINTER GOODS at
We desire to reduce
much as possible before taking in
ventory January 1, and in or-
der to do so will sell
REGARDLESS OF COST OB PRICE.
This is no CATCH. We are positively
going to make a clean sweep on every
thing in the next ten days.
DOP'T rVIJSS this epVfiCE
HY CHABliES EUQENE HANKS.
In attic high and (Tim and scant,
A ragged creature lonely sat.
Ills faco was lined by pain and want
At onc8 he cried ' 'Begone I avannt I ' '
As o'er the threshold crept a cat.
"Star, stranger, do notdrheme hence 1
I pray thee, list my talo or v,oe
1 am too poor to g o offence ,
Anil, lacking now In overy sense,
I scarce fear cither word or blow.
"It was not always thus; before
They drove me forth the streets to roam
I always fonnd an open door
Alas, when mo grow old and poor
That we thonld be without a hdbel
"Tho children lov.d to stroko my back,
When I was sleek and round and, fat
Hake fly the sparks nndllst them crack,
They railed me pretty puss. Alaekl
I'm now bat a neglected cat.
"One. when a bell the children found
A tiny, tlnkllnjc bell they tied
It with a pretty ribbon l ound
My neck and at Its merry sound
They laughed and laughed until they cried
'To-day, whene'er my form they Bpy,
With ready hand they flln; tho bat
And I am forced for Ufa to fly
I've lost a foot an ear an eye)
There Is no pity for a cat.
' 'My teeth are gone, my claws ara ilrlled,
I cannot hope to take a rat;
The hair from off my back Is pulled
My fare from backyard garbage called
Alas 1 1 am a sorry catl"
"Poor creature, you havocomo at last
To one who feels your woe; like you,
By all the heartless world outcast
I dream of an embittered past
That proved all false I onco thought true.
Come, roalmsd and ragged as you are,
Take half my crust ; 'tis hard and dry
And all I have but you shall share;
And while I live, so vou shall fare
Till ono or both of us shall die.
Irotraoted Christmas Orgies and
Their Sudden Termination.
Old Unole Mose is between 80 and
00 and a darkey of the old tlmey days,
honest, Industrious, humble, polite
and shrewd. He has a host of well-to
do sous, with whom he might end his
days In comfort, but he picks up a
good living in town ho'ping de white
fo'ka. ' Two of his sons with 10 grand
children live at Poker Flat, ten miles
down the river, and they sont up a
wsgon Saturday and took the old man
down to spend Christmas, promising
to send him homo the day after
Christmas. The old man came home
yesterday alone and on foot, except
an occasional ride, aud stayed in the
thiekets of the cemetery till night.
He orept in after nightfall with his
clothes gone and clad in a gunny saok
and a grey blanket, nearly frozen.
He is all right to-day, for Green gave
him a coat though much too big and
the great granger pair of pants
still bigger, and Martha a pair of
shoes, and ho found a hat.
The old man Is a good talker and
told this reporter, who often stops to
talk with him all about his Christmas
at Poker Flat, which Is a big settle
ment of colored people on the Brazos,
ten miles below the city. It is a com
munity In itsolf, a little world with
manners, customs, religion and super
stltlona all Us own.
HI s excited narrative would till ten
columns of the News. It had a pros
perous year and Poker Flat, It seems
laid out to make this Christmas howl
and could hard' v wait the time. The
celebration showed signs of beglnulng
on Christmas night, but the local
preacher quelled It, and all day Sun
day preaohed against excess with
great unotion and suocess. t Ho was
exhorting all day Monday, but on
Monday night some of tho prophets of
Baal got him off to the -woods and
brought him back smiling and expres
sing a doslre to dance, and after that
joy was uuoonflned. According to
Unole Mose, roast plg,roast beef,roast
possum, chickens, tuikeys andco'n
broad flowed like water, and Christ
mas lasted from Monday night "till 2
o'clock Thursday morning aud shook
a BIG SAGRIFIGE
our entire stock as
the hills and hushed the cry of the
night birds, and was a rip roaring,
rollicking time of eating and drink
ing, dancing by bonfires, a time of in
finite jest and frolic with a vast
amount of scuffling and wrestling
with a very little fighting. The eat
ing was prodigious, but telling about
the drinking, Uncle Mose lowered his
voice aud looked moonshine.
The darkies of Poker Flat have got
a new kind of whisky, Uncle Mose
said, and his voice trembled as he ad
ded: "It smell liko baked possum
and taters, massa, and burns like de
debbil as it goes down." Further of
the new potation, uncle Mose said it
wro'p'd itself rite round de ha't, and
dat one drink made a genman want
to dance, and when a colored lady
drunk it; she frowed her arms rite
round de lust man she com'd to, and
cried like a skreech owl. Uncle Mose
didn't know where It come from, had
heerd dat it was made from Bweet
taters, corn and possum tails. On
being asked If there were any casual
ties,uncle Mose said he heered some of
de darkles had 'om, but da didn't pass
em round, and on the word being ex
plained, he said dat no one was hurt
ed. Dar was a nice colored gomman
from de city, ho said, come down on
Monday night, but that he didn't see
him after that, and before ho left he
had heerd It said dat some one was
pretty bad off, couldn't breove. If
any ono is missing from the city, his
lrlends may feel easy on his account.
He is sleeping quietly In some shel
tered glado of Poker Flat. Uncle Mose
says the festivities were kept up till
two o'clock on yesterday morning,
when a mysterious thing occurred
which broke the holidays short off at
Poker Flat, At that unholy noun
while scores were dancing In the
open air by a big fire, and fun and
merriment reigned and rlotod.a great
blazing light came in the sky, there
was an awful hissing noise and some
thing fell right on de ground, knock
ing a dozen folks down, and knocking
one of the riddles all to plooes and
burning some of them. Every body
was blinded, and when they could
see there was a great hole in the
ground and smoke coming out of It.
Terror and cries, and groans succeed
ed music, and shouting men, women
and children took to the cabins and
the woods, Christmas was stopped,
aud unole Mose, frightened half to
death, put off straight to town ou
foot, where he arrived last night as
said, Unless it was the effeot of the
new Poker Flat whisky which made
unole Mose dream dreams, a wonder'
ful ahd rare phenomenon occurred at
Poker Flat yesterday morning at two
o'olook, nothing lest than the fall of
a great aerolite In the midst of a
dancing party. Unole Mose has a
burn on the side of his face, which,
ho says, was. made by the fire from
hebben, though he was ten steps
away. He lost all his clothes, he
says, trying to stop fusses, and got a
quarter from the reporter to buy him
a pair of Books. Undo Mose 1b In a
state of distress to hear from Poker
Flat, and' thinks the fire from hebben
was a Judgment, but he 1b too soared
to gu back aud see about it.
James R. Robinson has given
marked satisfaction In supplying
everything of the best in the grooery
line, and now that 1880 Is now at
hand, houskoepers will find It to
their interest to call and examine his
complete stock. His stock of syrups
and sugars are unsurpassed.
Special attention is called to No.
403 Austin ave. Mr. LeDoux's nnm.
plete stock of fine Jewelry, consisting
v. uikiuuui, nutuuea, uruuzes, import
ed and Brass clocks, fine Silverware
&c. Ho tells ub that'hels ovesatooked
aud In order to reduce it, he will sell
iu great reauotion uur.ng Decern
bor. He will not be undersold. f
HATTERS AND FURNISHERS,
Sole Agents for the Dunlap Hats.
Leather Valises a Specialty.
l JONES I
Threo cases of simple assault and
battery, are up in Justice Makeig's
court this afternoon.
The police court had a good run of
custom thiB morning, in fact did quite
a holiday business. The fines amount
ed to 142.
A canning company was formed in
Mexia last week and Menday last clov
ed a contract for tho erection of a can
ning plant to cost $6000.
Tho Workmcns' Mutual Aid Society
gave a supper and ball at their hall
last night for tho benefit of tho asso
ciation. It was well attended and a
most enjoyable time was had.
Tho McLean-Prescott combination
which gives Vlrglnlus to-night, Ro
meo and Juliet to-morrow afternoon,
and A Winter's Talo to-morrow night
embraces first class talent. Go and
Tho outer edge of tho great storm
prevailing in tho northern stales hangs
portentiously" over Waco this evening
and to-morrow morning the great ques
tion which has agitated the marriod
world since the days of Adam may loom
up fiercely who shall get up to build
Tho square is crowded daily about
the stand of the Shaker doctor listen
ing to the delightful concerts and buy
ing medicines and other things, steadi
ly for hours. They are said to be tho
genuine Shaker celebrated remedies
and stacks of then aro being sold
daily, people taking them home to try,
coming again to buy, or sending their
Two little boys, Carl Reed aiul Ed
Hood, who Were arrested yesterday,
had an examining trial this afternoon
charged with tho theft of $46 from the
till of Mr. I. C. Meek's commission
bouse, before Justice Harrison- Carl
Reed was discharged, no evidence
showing him connected with the
theft. Ed. Hood was held under
bond of $500, and Reed under bond to
appear as a witness before the grand
Miss Corinne Willie of Galveston is
in the city, visiting Miss A'ys Downs
on South Third street.
Mr. E. P. LeDoux the popular jewel
er left last night for the East whore
he goes to make spring purchases.
Col. A. McKcnna who has been ill
for some timo, is able to be out
Mr. J. W. Davis, an eminent
lawyer of Virginia, aud living at
Charlottsvllle, is In Waco, the guest
of Col. R. B. Parrot. Mr. Davis Is
on a visit to Texas with a view of lo
cating In some one of her cities and is
very favorably Impressed with Waco,
The News expresses a wish that he
may become one of Waco's citizens.
If you want to buy a piano or organ,
a first olass instrument, one manufac
tured by a company with $3,000,000
back of it, buy it of tho lightening
salesman D. II. bpencer. Ho is a
modern business man, doing business
on the square, soiling fine goods for a
reason able profit, and selling on such
terms that a common man can buy a
fine instrument. Ho does not sit back
on his dignity and Bell common goods
at big profit. Good goods, big sales
small prohts and good terms are his
mottoes and on them ho is doing such
a rushing business as was never seen
in bis line before in Waco. Ho is
knooking holes as big as a barn door
in the system of enormous profits on
pianos and organs, while he sells the
finest instruments in the laud. The
piano man of Waco is Spencer, and
dont forget it.
The University job printing office,
In the new Jones building on Frank
lin street, between 4th and Cth, is
prepared to do all klndu of Job printing
at the lowest living prices. An In
spection of their work and prices is
The Great Auction.
Sale of Groceries and Various other
Goods. To-morrow Saturday at 318
Austin street At I. C. Meek's Com
If you want the best and onlv re
liable weather strip that's made for
rotectiou against com, oust ana rain
uv Browne's patent metallic, at
Horsfull & Camevon's. Exclusive
agents for Waco.
I. O. Meek & Co.
have opened up a general commission
and brokerage house, No. 318, Aus
tin street opposite banger Bros., 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. Meek's personal attention.
Satisfaction guaranteed. Bring along
Christmas brings Joy to every
house-hold, so doos tho nume of De
Well. Call on him oarly foe your
candlos, cnke. nuts and cigars. To
ploase tho children, ladles and men,
we aim to do it all, as our past career
will stand for it. Come ono, come all, '
uiiu guwier uy wiu nrcsiue 01 sweep-
ness at De Well's.
A Few Days.
Only ten days remain in which city
taxes must bo paid. All unpaid ou
January 1st, lam obliged to enter; on
the delinquent list.
S. B. Humphreys,
Waco, Dec. 19, 1888.
Everybody, invited to go to Mor
rison, Rlsher. fc Co's, to see the big
crest Hue of holiday goods ever
brought to Waco.
Wholesale stock of holiday goods
comprising every article suitable for
a beautiful and appropriate gift sold
at retail at wholesale price by Morris-
son. Rlsher & Co.
Sweethearts and wives, get a box of
cigars for your lovers and husbands
m i fc
What? Why the low price's of
Xmas gcods at W. P. Glenn's Book
Store. Call and see. South 4th street.
The Waco Furniture company's
holiday display looks as though they
wen a till holding the State Fair.
The Silver Moon still holds herown,
can give you any thing that is in the
lino of satisfying your appetite, the
bills of fare are arranged to pleaso
hearty and dainty eaters.
Merchants I Merchants!
First-class merchants will take
stock at this season of the year, and
all goods not fully up to the standard
will consign them to I. C. Meek's
Commission and Auction House, 318
Quail on toast at tho
Don't fall to have your oyster loaves
put up at Joe Lehman's.
Go to W. D. Jackson and get a pho
tograph of yourself and children.
Live quail at the Silver Moon resta
rant 40,000 first-class cigars at I. C.
Meek's Commission and Auotion
House, 318 Austin street.
New crop Louisiana malasseB extra
fine at Joe Thompsons.
Opera glasses in all styles, at Le
Doux's, 403, Austin avenue,
All who are In the notion of dylug
eall on Dod Leettle Franehrnan
ii .. '
Mltohell, 402 Austin avenue. t
Get the Williamson corsot. Mrs.
Doss, sole agent.
Telephone De Well for fine candles.-
Go and see the McLean- tonight im
Order your tlokets from D. Domaau
& Bro., opposite the McClelland hot
Waco, or at Dallas and Temple, Lib
eral rates to clubs.
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LeDoux will duplicate prices of ay
reliable Jewelry firm. . f.
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