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Into union Dopot. ,
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Ticket Agent, Faciflo Hotel lllock.
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WACO. TEXAS. DEC. 20. 1888.
For Sale or Kent, a residence on the
coruor of 6th and Jefferson streets.
Good cistern, hydrants, two-story
burn nnd good collar connected with
Jiouso. Apply to Van Hall.
EVENING NEWS office, Franklin
street between 4th and 5th streets,
lu new Jones' building.
DR. R. L. MUNROB, :
No. 511 Austin Ave.
The Leap Tear.
The leap year party given last Thurs
day night to the young gentlemen of
the Moonshiners club, by Miss Mattie
Boggess, assisted by the young lady
members of the club, was one of the
most pleasant affairs which havo oc
curred this year, Alias Mattie show
ing up brilliantly in the. character of
hostess, and the young ladies acting
tho part of beaux exquisitely. The
naviette and grace with which they
escorted the young gentlemen from
home to the party and home again af
ter a comical but delicate entertain
ment at the party, whioh lasted till tho
wee smi, hours, was udmirable, Tho
young people danced vigorously to mu
sic made by tho Little Fivo and the
honored gentlemen guests voted tho
party nc (,lus ultra.
The following names were noticed
on the programme as per matter and
Mlia Mattie Boggess, Miss Bertlo Blanchard,
Miss Mattie Ware, Miss bailie McCulloch,
Miss Bell Harris, Miss Annto Evans,
Miss MayMnnerlyn, Miss Florlne Bedbury,
Miss Myrtle Knapp, Miss Florlne Craig,
Miss Ola Jackson, Miss M. E. Sears,
Miss Mand Uorald, Miss J'lrgio Kerr,
MJis Kffle Eaton. '
Mr. 1'obert Cox, Mr. Ned Scars,
Mr. Hugh Brown , Mr. Frank Miller,
Mr. Frank Turner, Mr. Charlie Turnor,
Mr. Tom Clark, Mr. Alf. Lawson,
Mr. Lewln Flankett, Mr. Chas McGregor,
Mr. ltubo WUUamson.Mr. Leo Carnthers,
Mr. Bob Caret htrs, Mr. Nelson Cavanaagh,
Mr Will Harris, Mr. Hal Brown.
At The Garland Last Night.
A good audience greeted the Pros-cott-McLean
company last evening.
"Virginius" was the play
and Mr. McLean assumed the
title role. In his hands
the character lost nothing of the great
reputation it has oyer borne. Of fine
physique and splendid vocal power,
this tragedian represented the sturdy
llonian of anoiont days, who fought for
honor first and patriotism next. By
many McLean was pronounced fully
the equal of Booth or WJard.
Miss Prcscott was at ideal "Vir
ginia " Her charms of person and
love of art enable her to portray the
pure, modest and innocent Roman
maiden in a manner charming to those
who admire the virtuous and bcauiful.
The other characters are in compe
tent hands, and tho audience enjoyed a
fl To-night tho company close their en
gagement in tne ever-popuiar piay, "A
Miss Prescott is a oharming Vir
ginia and won all hearts last night in
her protrayal of innocence.
A Winter's Tale at tho opera house
to-night should receive a big ovation.
The Prescott-McLean comfnnat'n' is
iully equal to Ward in traf tv na .t
Tho ministers, deacons and Sunday
schools workers convention, of the
Bnptist church, met last night and
proceedings were opened by an address
irom itev. V, Burleson. Ihe morn
ing session began this morning at 8:30
and will continue through to-morrow,
opening at tho same hour.
A base ball meeting was held last
night at tho office of Justice Harrison,
and it was determined to make an ef
fort to put a league team in the field.
I" A subscription list is to bo passed
' around and another meeting will take
JJ place next Monday night at same plaoe.
W Tkui't fall fa havo vnur avatar loavaa i
'putjitf at Jo LhWn'a. ' .
STORES OF JAPAN.
THE ALMOND EYED MERCHANTS DO
BUSINESS WITH LITTLE DISPLAY.
Us m Their Books Are Gotten Cp and old.
Tho Lantern Maker and Their Eitcunlva
Trade At Least 0,000,000 Used If One
I was told of soma clerks in ono'of tho
largo book stores hero who got from $11
to 580 a month, nnd this W03 mentioned
as an extraordinary thing. Tho average
clork gets two days of vacation in a
year, and in entitled to two cults of
clothes and Ids board. 1 chatted with a
bookseller through my interpreter. His
storo was a liolo in tho wall with a great
overhanging toof Blinding it from the
sun. Tho holo hud a. floor about 13 feet
square, and his was covered first with
straw mats 8 feet by 0 in size, and upon
these was laid a stock of Japanese litera
ture of all. descriptions. Thero were
shelves about the walls, and these were
also piled high with books. Tl)oy were
laid flat nnd were not htood upon end as
our books. None of tho uooks had
leather backs, and tho pages of each of,
them wero printed on but one sido of the
paper. This comes from tho use of the
rico paper, which is so thin that it will
not bear two impressions. Thoy looked
moro llko magazines than books, and the
averago size of the Jnpancsc book is
about that of Harper's Monthly or of The
Tho bookseller tightened tho glrdlo oi
his dress as I asked to nee his books, and
ho showed me what looked like a ledger
and day book. I noted that theso books,
as tho Japanese printed books, began at
tho back and ran to tho front page, in
stead of tho reverse, as our books do.
He told mo he kept nn account of ull
pales, and that ho did very little business
on credit. 1 bought a book of him, and
ho wrapped it up in on advertising sheet
Just as our merchants do, and I am told
hat tho Japanese nro fast learning ad
vertising. Tho next storo to this was that of a
lantern maker, and indeed the stores seem
to bo jumbled together without regard to
order. 'A carpenter shop is next to a
shoe store, anil a bath house bumps up
against a hardware store. Tills lantern
shop was making tho lanterns which arc
now largely used at lawn fetes in Amer
ica and which form tho lights for Japan
at night. Evory ono carries one of these
paper lanterns hcie when he goes about
at night, and the evening you read this
letter you may bo sure that at least 0,000,
000 of them nro moving hero nnd thcr
throughout streets nnd roads ef Japan.
Tho jmriksha men have them tied to the
shafts of their carriages; the pedestrians
havo them attached to sticks, and in front
of each storo and liouso ono hangs. At
dinner parties thoy fill tho trees of gar
dens with bright colored lights, and they
nro exported by tho millions yearly.
1 spent some time in going through the
wholesale stores of Tokio. Tho Japanese
aro good packers, and they put up their
goods for shipment in a different way
from ours. Thero aro few nails used in
fastening up tho boxes or crates, and rope
almost universally takes tho placo of
nails. Great Storo boxes aro tied up with
rope, and in somo of tho lumber yards I
Geo that tho boards aro tied together in
bundles and stood on end, and not laid
flat as with us. uch bundle of two or
three boards has its prico marked on it,
and theso lumber yards aro practically
stores, nnd thov mav bo found in all
parts of the city. As to tho uso of string
in tying up pacKuges, inis is very rare.
A strip of rice paper is sometimes twisted
about about a parcel, but woolen or cot
ton string is seldom seen.
THE ESSENCE OF ECONOMY.
I noted in tho buying of somo photo
graphs that the clerk who made up the
package had somo of this string. It is
tho samo that our grocers use. The clerk
first measured tho parcel this way and
that, and took just enough to make tho
knot and no more. Still, string is cheaper
hero than with us. I mention tlds ns an
cxamnlo of tho economy of tho people.
And still you will find but tow rich
Japanese! The rulo here is that tho peo
ple aro not accumulative, in our sense of
tho word. Thoy have uover learned the
nhilosonhv of investment, and thov
SDcnd all thov make. They havo in tho
post had no chance for tho investment of
money, except m lanus, unu mo saving
dono lias been largely for rebuilding
their houses in caso of fires, which are
very frequent. Dr. Hepburn, who lias
boon in Japan for moro than ten years,
is mv authority for tho statement that a
Japaneso house is thought on tho aver
age to last only fivo years beforo it is
destroyed by fire. Tho framework and
the interiors aro llko tinder, and whole
villa sres aro swallowed up almost monthly
in Japaneso conflagrations.
The people aro tho most careless in re
gard to Area I have over Been, and there
aro no flro deportments to speak of out
or tne lour or uvo largo cities, iius aan
ger has thU3 been an inccntivo to saving,
ut above this thero is little. Seven
tenths of tho neonle. at a rough estimate
livo from hand to mouth, though the
postal savings nanus, tviucii navo been
introduced bid fair to teach them differ
ently. Interest is high, and tho buika
mako money. Theio is not a largo gov
ernment debt, and most of tho debt h
held at homo. Frank U. Carpenter.
Uoiv Barber Shops Ala a::i.cc(I.
Tho nronriotor of a baibcr fchoDrac
tho rent, puts in tho furnifriro rnd lis
turre, combs, blushes, pomadei and
other utensils. Tho man nt tho chair
furnishes bin own razors and topics Tor
conversation. Owing to tho custom of
assigning tho employes oldest in tho ser
vice and prebumably tho best men to tho
front chairs a graded wage is paid. Tho
chairs nearest tho door and consequently
tho most accessiblo aro tho most lucra
tive. Tho transient customer usually
takes tho first choir within reach. Tho
now barber is given tho chair nt tho foot
of tho line. Ho may bo tho most com-
etent artist in tho place, but lie has to
egin at tho bottom and work hi3 way
forward as tho barbcra in. front of him
qut their employment. This arrange
ment has ono of tho virtues of civil scr
vico regulations. Tito foreman la the
oldest employe and works In tho chair
next that of tho proprietor, who lias the
In Chicago moro tlian half tho barbers
aro profit sharers. Tho plan in opera
tion in each largo down town shop de
pends on its location. Where a large
amount of tho custom is transient the
commission plan is tho favorite. A shop
having u steady trade ns a rulo pays the
regular wago and a percentage. Out of
(own shops pay a' weekly stipend. The
varagv wages for Darners u aiu a wceu
t extra rood man may get in, butoi
pMy grt f mm-vmmc Kewa.
It Ih your Opportunity
and I want to servo you.
I nm closing out the Unit
krupt Stock of Boots &
Shoes of Moscr'&Son.
Theso Boots and Shoes
nro good and tho Bank
rupt Price that they nro
sold at Is an inducement
that every Man, Woman,
Boy, MiHsoy and Child
ought to take tho ad
vantage of. Come and
give me atrial, and I will
surely please you. : :
The Men's Stock of Handsewcd
loots -and -Shoes
IS QUITE LARGE.
Handsewed Goods fit so
nice, it is a pleasure to
wear them when y..u
buy them at the price
you pay for a machine
sewed Shoe, 'it is need
less for me to say any
thing more about these
Men's Handsewed Shoes
You come and see them
for yourself and let me
fit you in a Pair. :
the line oi?
Ladies' -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 t 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.Waco.Tex
JOE A. CLIFTON;
SOlfllMD NSKI WADS STtH W
Waco Curiosity Shop.
FOR RENT House of seven
rooms, 909 Dutton Street,
near sohools and university.
WACO CURIOSITY SHOP.
OR SALE-ANo. 1 milch cow
WACO CUSIOSITY SH01,
iFOR SALE Cheap Violins,
Banjoes, Guitars and Ac
cordance. WACO CURIOSITY SHOP
ACO CHRISTMAS GOODS
at Waco Curiosity Shop.
Stamping done at Mrs. Dots', f
You want bargains in good reliable
goods, go toE. P. LoDoux, 403 Austin
Mitchell will not be undersold, t
Mltoholl's prices are tho lowest and
goods tho best. t
Buy Mathews' kid gloves with pat
ent lace. Mrs. Doss, sole agont.
Mitchell says prices will tell.
Do you want groceries? Thoy must
go; Every article by Jan, 1st, 1880, at
tho Wnoo Supply Store. t
Finest quality and latest designs of
quadruple silver ware at cost.
B. P. LeDoux.
One dollar buys a cart load ot gro
ceries at tho closing out sale of Waco
Supply Stores. t
The best assorted fancy condles at
J oo Lehman's.
Tho cheapest Jewelry and silver
ware at Ell W. Mitchell's. 1
Every body, rich and poor, will
undoubtedly give the loved ones a
present, you can suit your purses at
Morrison Illsbor & Oo's. Presents
new and beautiful, at from $d to
Patronize Molder & Hearne at the
old Orand stable north side public
Abandoning, Quitting and forover
discontinuing the Great Waoo Supply
A fine new slock of watchea, dia
monds and Jewelry at bed rook prlcet
1 not only saorlflco myself for one,
but dye for all.
Dot Leettxk Frenchman,
For a nice clean snavo. cood hair
out, and polite attention, call nt Jeff
William's uarbcr snop on Austin Av
enue, near tne square.
Everybody should call and see tho
stock of holiday goods at W. P.
Glenn's book storo and get prices
"Carious" how cheap thoy arc,
1 , m .
Housekeepers buying goods for tho
holidays will consult their own inter
est by buying of Chas. llast. Ho has
cords of butter, eggs and ohickens,
r.h an.l nw .t ftttam i.r... hMn4
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tho leader in those lines, and has all,
n,n !is.m. rnm mi.. ,.
sides a brand new stock, bought since
tho fire. He is aaking a special drivo
on fine fancy candies, of whioh he has
T 7iS7.v V P" key, aino at the Silver Mcon tc-mor-o
largest and finest stock in tho city, I ' .
rlta.tniuit nrinna f
nt discount priocs,
I Sweethearts and wives, get a box of. tall before they are all gone. ,
cigars for your lovers and busbaud ' LeDoux will duplicate prices of ally
HtDeWelfr- - , " Reliable Jewelry Arm. (,f
Has a very large stock on hand, and
will make special low prices the bal
ance of this year.
FOR SALE-Cheap Very fine
Bed room sets,
WACO CURIOSITY SHOP
FOR SALE-Chea-o a nice lot
of Rattan Rookers.
WACO CURIOSITY SHOP.
and $1.25 a
CHRISTMAS WACO GOODS AND
Goods for Christmas at the
Waco Curiosity Shop.
NICE Christmas Present for
your wife THE UNION
Waco Curiosity Shop
Will buy second-hand Goods, or
exchange new for old.
JJost.turn-outs in town at Molder &
Go to tho Silvor Moon for woll
Tluv vour candioB at Joe Ijehman'a
south 4th street,
Best meals sorved to order at
Jowclry of tho finest and latest tie-
Isigns, at LcDoux's, 403, Austin avo.
I'irst-class carnages for calls, vis
its, etc., at Molder & Hearne's.
We aro solllie side boards as cheap
as $14,00. Waoo Furniture Company
Fresh crop cranberries at Joe
Thompsons 4th and Franklin streot.
Tho Waco Furniture company's
window display is simply immense.
C. Hyman for cigars and tobacco.
Fruits of all kinds, Louis Llppman,
Leave orders for rosos. plants, fruit
ana ornamental trees at 1'orrys i'a
clile hotel block. f
The quail is transformed from his
natural beauty to a delicious dish at
tho silver Moon.
If you want a fine 'livery turnout
patronize Molder & Hearne's, north
side, of the public square.
Watches and Jowelrv renalrlnir.
Diamond mounting and Engraving at
Xj. V. LODOUX, 403 AUStlQ RVOnUC. f
My store will be open overy night
10 o'clock until after the holidays.
Mrs. B.J. Doss
For good meals, oysters, llsh, game,
oto., the Silver Moon Is the place, on
Third street! near tho square. f
Dr. P. ft. Hongst, physician and
surgeon. Headquarters at William
son's drug storo. t
Oysters, fish and all kinds of meat,
Including drossod fowls whon order
ed nt Mason , Morgan & Co's.
The last bargains over to be offerod
In Waco by tho Waoo Supply Store,
Is now going." -
'Every article must be sold by Jan
uary 1st, and The Great Waco Supply
Store,. forever discontinued. t
John Cooper Is closing out at a
rapid rato the bkr stock of (ho Waco
Supply Store ca'l and get bargains;
Quick If you 'want them.
The ludios will all go to MorriBon.
Ilisber & Co's. this week to attend
tho grand holiday opening.
, We have just reclevod CO handsome
Bookers: finished in Oak, Mahogany
and Walnut, trimmed in plush and
leatherWaoo Furniture Company.
For fruit or ornamental trees, rail on
J, II. Hurwood, at Kvenino Newb of
fice, Franklin between Fourth and
Fifth streets. Aspauacuih roots by tho
hundred or thousands,
Mr. X(H'. Brown.a woll aocomnllsh-
1 od. VwbfrthM tho Mark Fiournoy
8 hoP J icliargo and wllolU the
patronage or au tne om customers.
v'a, ,. ... . A'
'A lilce-llno of Jewelry and flni
Jewelry and fine
watch repairing specialty at A. J.
If you want a uico dinner with tur-
Fine Yam notatoes at It. II. Grav's.
the Waoo Cur
Get Mitchell's prices. t
B. and B. at Cotton Exchange.
For moals go to Joo Lehmnhn.
Buy foed at DuvSU'b 300. Franklin.
The llnost of fat mutton at Crippen'a
El Paso ffrancs extra' oholeo at Joe
Dr. .1. It. llnvntt- ilnntlftt. enmnr Anattn ami
Boss' Imported Soda at the Cotton
Tho llnost Mlnco Meot in the land at
Leave orders with Crlppen's If fat
beef Is wanted.
No yearlings but sure enough veal
at Crlppen's market.
Got your oysters at Joe Lehman's
Get your Christmas goods from Mrs.
Hill Brothers for all kinds of Christ
Call for tho Panzy bustle. Mrs
Doss, solo agent.
The best brands of scissors and
abears at Horslull & Cameron. .
We aro selling boadsteads as ohoap
$2.00 Waco Furniture Company.
Seo the latest novelties In millinery
at Mrs. Doss, South Fourth streot, t
The best brands of pocket-knives
and razors at Horsfull & Cameron.
Dod Leettlo Fronohman Is ready to
Nothing but bargains nt Mook&Co.
Commission nnd auction houso. U18
Honnessy's Imported Frouoli bran
dy Jjst recolved from Bordeaux at
Cotton Exohauiro. t
Best monlssorvod to ordor nt Mrs
Ed Whlto's restaurant on Gth street.
A fine variety of sausages aud them
woll seasoned, kept constantly on
hand at Crlppen's raarkot.
All kinds of country produce, eggs,
ohiokens aud butter at J, H. Shope's.
The Waco Furniture company has
put In throe additional electric lights
for the benefit of those who can not
get around during tho day time.
The Waco Furniture company still
oxtendsa cordial Invitation to those
who fallod to visit their grand open
ing and State fair, to call from now
until aftor tho holidays.
Special attention la called to No.
403 Austin ave. Mr. LoDoux's com
plete stock of fine Jewelry, consisting
pfdlamods, watches, bronzes, Import
ed and Brass clocks, flue Bllverwaro
&.o. He tells us that bels.overstocked
and In order to reduce It, he will sell
at a great reduction during Decern- ,
berv He will not be undersold. v
j Ouail or. toast at the Silver Moon.'
restaurant. ' , , ' A