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WACO DAILY NEWS, FEBRUARY 9 1892.
&& "BE ON TIME." 'wu akkTseluno Water.Wliile Oil, 150 Tost, 14 GENTS. Brilliant Oil, I2o test. 10 CENTS- Armf tii jMiir ' irlv if' nnrn, for Ihln iiwi'f lait nlirnti W. K. FINKS & CO THE LAST LETTER Written by Hon John H. Reagan, Chairman, DEMANDS AN ANSWER BUT Itrfitxch to Itccelvo tin) Sumo Wlicn .sen i. by Uosl-ilercil , iHnll Tho C'liiilriiiitn In u ;ilnlc .Sonic Inti-r-ro(?ntorlcN Aiikwcrctl mill Ollior Propounded Klcli, llaru mid Iluey To tho Editor of The News: I submit tho following for publica tion with this statonien : Ttio letter eent by ordinary mail was addressed to Hon. John H. Reagan, chairman railroad commission, Austin, Texas, in a return envelope, if not delivered in ten days. It was mailed on January 23, and has not bcon returned. Tho register contained a copy of that let ter and tho letter of the 24th, whioh in response to an inquiry from the Waco postmaster, was returned with the followiug endorsement: "Post office, Austin, Texas, February 5, 1892. Rospcotfully returned to Mrs. II. A. Conger, P. M., Waco, Texas, enolosing horewith registered letter 218-212, addressed, Hon. John II. Reagan, also, return uurd, for tho roa son that Judge' Reagan would not re ceivo tho lc.ter, or sign the card, J. O. DeGress, P. M." Chairman Reagan wis vory solicit tuis to provo my receipt of hU letter and ho is evidently equally as anxious to prevent my proving that ho receiv ed my answer. Had it not been for his losing confidence in Mr. Preuder gt, and selecting Captain Herring, who, it is well known here, is not suf fering from softeuing of tho brain, I would nover havo known either his w..ct) or his mHhoJs. Tho word traded has been publicly used timo and again in connection with his oxchango ui. offioes, and there isnoroasou why I should have been selected as the one to bo bulldozed for having usod it, oxoept that I havo not hesitated, on all proper occasions, to put myself on record against the methods of tho present administration, which in my opinion is rapidly tend ing to the ruin of both the good namo and material prosperity of the state. G. B Gerald, Waco, Toxas, Jan. 23, 18o2. Hon. Jolm II. Reagan, Chal. 1115a Railroad Com mlBSlcm, Austin. To it. : Dear Sir: About ton miuutes ago Mr. A. 0. Prondorgast of this city handed me your letter of tho loth in stant which is as follows: Austin, Tex , Jan, If), 189:2. Hon. G. II Ocrald, Waco, Tuxa: Sir My attention lus just boen called to what purports to be a leiter from you to tho ''Central Texan," dated Jan. 8th 1802, which has been republished in a newspaper in this city. I encloso to you a copy of this letter to which I refer. In that letter you aro made lo say "Now the Chair man of tho CoinmiHsion is a politician who has suokod the public teat faith fully, if not efficiently for nearly a half a century, and is one so anxious for frosh teats, that he traded off one worth $0000 a year and G,00 a day to his wife when the senato waa iu session, lor one aoparently only worth 4000." I desire to know whether you wrote that letter, if you say you did, I wish to know whether you mean by yo ar oharge to s'ay, what I understand tho oharge to mean, that 1 Bold mv eoat in the Unitod States sonate, and who I made tho trade with, and what con sideration I received for tho surren der of that high position, Very respectfully, John H. Reagan, Chairman." In answer can say, I wrote tho arti elo and used the word traded dolibcr- PRICE'S Qpglti Baking itiPowdei: Used in Millions of Homes do Years the Standard ately. I assumed, and still assume, that you were tendered the position on tho railroad commission before you resigned or anticipated resigning your seat as United States sooator. Do you dony it? 1 assumed, and si ill assume, that you agreed to accept a place on the commission beforo you resigned your seat in tho sonato. Do .you dony it? You did rcsicu your seat as sen ator, and did aooept a seat on tho oom- mission, ana unless you aro preparcu to answer tho foregoing interrogator ies in tho nogativo, then you mado an exchange of one office for auothor, and oxohanges in tho ordinary use of langnago aro called trudes; iu this instance you being one party to the transaction, and Governor Hogg boing tho other. I cull this a trade, tho language is not obsouro, and is striotly in accordance with tho facts stated, whioh I think you will not deny. If you desire to oonstruo this language us charging that you sold your scat in tho United States senate, I can only say it is moro your misfortune than it ii my fault. You aak what consideration you re ceived for the surrender of that high position, I know of nothing, oxcopt that vou cavo up a bic fore teat for a small hind tent, which I fear you will find has a soro on it. Permit mo to say in conclusion that with your long exporienoo in the publio serviooyou have yet failed to learn that you are not above criti cism. You can publish this if you desire. With the assurance of my distin guished consideration 1 remain very respectfully, G. B. Gerald, Waco, Tex., Jan. 24, 1892. Hon. John II. Reagan, Chairman Railroad Commission, Austin, Toxas: . (. Sir On yesterday 1 received a lot tor from you, through Mr. A. C. Prendergast, dated January 15, whioh' he informed, had been delayed on accouut of his having been sick. Your lettor was immediately answered and placed in tho posloffice in time to go off on the noon traiu Supposing that in your correspondence you adopted tho rules which usually govern gentlemen, you can not, but others will imagine my surprise, when on yesterday evening I was handod byCptain Herring an en velope containing a copy of tho lotter I had answored in the morning, a short note to Captain Herring and the iollowing: Uod. A. C Prendergaat, Waco, Tex. Dear Sir Herewitn I enclose to your oare a letter to the G. B. Gerald of your city. Will you do mo the favor to look at tho lettor so as to identify it, seal it up and hand it to Mr. Gorald, and adviso mo ot your delivery of my lotter to him. By so doing you will placo mo under special obligations. Vory truly and rospeot fully. Signod.J John H. Reaoan. 1 immediately wont to Mr. Pron (lorgast'a office and learned that ho had oarriod out your instructions, was shown your lotter of instructions to him, of which the above is an oxaot copy. Now, what is the logical and legiti mate conclusion to bo deduced from your act? It is ovidont'.y this: Belioving that I, who am regarded at least as an ordinary gentleman, I who am the representative of the 50,000 people of this county, among whom there Is not a man, but who in all' good qualities is your equal, and thousands of them your superior, was a miserable craven cur, who if addressod as gentlemen are ord narily addressed by you, would through fear of you, tho great John H Reagan, ohairman of the railroad couimission, fail to answer your bull dozing lettor, and if you charged that you had addressed me a lotter, that I would add a lie to my. fear by donying its rocoipt. With this estimate of mo you wrote your lettor and "staked" your witness, so when tho hour came you could parade his tostimony in sup port of any ohari?o you might mako against mo. Not having now, nor over hav ing had a friend that I would ask to do for me, what tho "Hon. A O. Prendergast" so roadily did for you, and placing upon you the same esti mate that you placed upon me, I have oopied tho lettor of yesterday, and to day being Sunday, will forward it to you with this, by Monday's registered mail, so I can secure your recoipt, now fully satisfied that if you felt it to your interest to do so you would deny having rccoivod it. On tho ground that I, in a news piper article, charged that you had sold your soat in tho senate, you oleotod to for.vard to mo an offioial communication and providod how to provo both its contonts and reception. If the article charged that you sold, then it must havo charged that Gov ernor Hogg both bought and sold, and as ho did not uso tho proporty, but conveyed it to arother, and the rulo in trade being that when we buy and soil, we expoct to make a profit, he would havo boon equally justified in writing me a lotter over his offioial signaturo, closing in language somothing liko this . "What profit did I receive from the said sale of this high position?" I now demand tho publication of my answer to your lettor as well as this, so tho peoplo ol Toxas can see tho Pinkerton methods usod in prostitut ing tho railroad commission in its dealinc with ono of its oitizons. Pub lish it and comment on it with that "trenchant pon" of which your admi rers boast, and you will find that there is one citizen in Texas who believes that tho official is tho servant, and not tho master of the people, and that you was not created for tho spooial purposn of boing an exception to the rule. Ono who, restricted only by tho broad limits of truth and deceut language, will not hesitate when he desires to do so, criticise not only iho offioial aots of your great self, but those of any othor offioial within tho broad limits of this state. G. B. Geuai.d Waoo, February S. A Grand Heceptlon. The elegant home of Mr. and Mrs. A. Kirsohner, at 1418 Washington street, was the scono ofvmyrth and mcrryment yesterday afternoon. Tho occasion was a party given in honor of tho fifth birthday of Master Jakey Kirsohner. Among tho invited guosts of the gallant little host was: Misses Birdie Landman, Carrio Sanger, Juliette Gohn, Florino Landman, Mary Rag land, Blanoho Alexander, Bartha Pol lock, Juliette Kiersky, jStolla Kiersky, Edith Lovinski, Lillio Weil, Raohael Strauss, Lillie Domnau, Esiu Weil, Ellise Haber, Irene Weil, Eva Novioh, Sadie Novioh, Dora Oppen heimer and Paulino Kirsohner. Among tho young gentlemen were: Joo Sanger, Minton Weil, Joo Block, Israol Aloxander, Ralph Lewine, Ed ward Lewine, Otto Livingston, Bennie Livingston, Sol Jacobs, Joo Haber, Israel Lyons, Mikie Lyons and others. Among the matrons present were. Mrs. A. Cohn, Mrs. Dan Woil, Mrs. 0. K. Weil, Mrs. B. Habor and Mrs. L. Hirschfolder The following is a few of the many beautiful presents: Silvor napkin ring, presonted by Lillie Domnau; ouff buttons, Ralph Lewine; purso, Lona Lambdin; tool ohost, Joo and Ella Habor; diamond ring, Lillio and Elliso Weil, football, Juliet Cohen, Noah's ark, Joo Blook; diamond stud, A. Kirsohner; safety bioyolo, E.Levy; diamond ring, Isadoro Lyons and Eva and Sadio Norvioh. An oxcollent string band furnished delightful music to the sweet strains of which the little ones tripped tho light fantastic, and altogether a good timo whs had. After about two hours of uninterrupted pleasure in the dance and games dinner was an nounced and tho young guests filed into tho spaoious dining room, whoro a long tablo had been set laden with an elegant repast, to which all did full justice. The Iriends of littlo Jakey Kirsoh ner will long and ploasantly roinem bor tho reception ho gave them upon his fifth birthday, and Jakoy himself will over appreciate tho esteem in which ho is hold by his little associ ates. For tho noxt thirty days, seo our prioes. They will astonish you, Paricbr Bros. s Sit Casl 205 Look what you pay on crodit and see how 1 sell the sarao article for cash. CREDIT. CASH. Largo Jar Imperial Pickles, t $1.00 .75 Largo Jar Hcricaii Piokles, .75 .tiO Half gal. bottled pick. .50 .25 Quart boitlod piokols, .25 .15 Pint bottled pickles, .15 .10 Bbl Mixed pickles gal .05 .10 Bbl small pickles, gal ,M) ,30 31b Tomatos, per can, .15 .10 lib Family Poas, can .20 .12 3600 Parlor Matches. .40 .25 Best eating I potatoes .40 bk .25 Grits 20 pounds for 1.00 35 1.00 Gran Sugar 10 lbs, for 1.00 IS 1.00 Arbucklo's Coffeo, ,25 ,22 BeBt pat Flour, sack, 1.05 1,40 Frionds this is but a small sketch of my low cash prices. Call at my storo, J. H. SHOPE 205 South Third Streot. IN THE COURTS. DISTRICT COURT. Mr. Lud T. Williams, attornoy for Frist & Co., and Isadoro Kaufman, both of New York City, has instituted suit for both firms against Sanger Bros. The first abovo named firm sues for $584.12 and the latter for $672.03. These suits grow out of tho failure ot Isaao Lyons some timo ago who transferred to Sanger Bros, a lot of goods in payment ot a, debt duo thorn by Lyons. Tho potitious charge that Lyons bought the goods from the plaintiff through fraudulont represen tations and afterwards turned over to delondants for debt. To aooomplish this, it is alleged, tho defendants also made misrepresentation. These suits give promiso of being quite in teresting. COU.NT? COURT. Suit was filed in the county court yesterday afternoon by S. P. MoLon don against St. Louis and Southwest ern railway lor $275 for killing a horse, tho proporty of tho plaintiff. JUSTICE COURTS. II. Meyers vs. S T. Smith was the stylo of a oaso tried belore Justice Gallagher this morning. This was a suit for $2y50 an aocount for whioh judgemont was rendered iu favor of plaintiff. Exeoution was issued this morning by Justioo Jack Harrison for tho salo of the stock of tho Central City Drug Company, to tako place February 20th to satisfy a judgement obtained by W. K. Kirby for 123.70. Steam on the Brazos. A stoam screw launch for uso on tho Brazos river and for a sail from tho mouth ot the river is noarly completed. Tho launoh is round bot tom keel, built aftor a prize model, The length is twenty-ono feet. Tho ongiuo is a beautiful steam of one horso power, and tho wholo when com pleted will be an elegant craft like the pleasure boats that ply on northorn waters. It will draw about fourteon inches of wator. Tho model of tho boat was draughted by Mr. C. B. Mo Cliutoek of the Hobson line and is being built by Dr. W. J. Bartholomew and Mr. W. R. Kivott. It will be completed in about two wooks and thoao interostod in tho navigation nf the Brazos may see it in the rear of tne waoo aiedicino company s store. t If you dosiro to seo a flourishing in stitution and lively times step up and spend an hour in Prof. Hill's business oollego. You will see two hundred and more students from all parts of Texas, and othor states, under ton professors, studying bookkeeping, telegraphy, shorthand, typewriting and kindred studios Tho sohool is a little oity in itself and a beautiful little oity, for the college is one of the handsomest and most finely furn ished in tho United States. Our loading citizens should inapoot this college It has grown ur so ouiotlv that few havo any idea of its import ance to tno city, lake an hour off and pay tho college a visit Prof. Hill will tako pleasuro in showing visitors ovor the large building. E. E. Thompson sells wall paper at Co per roll, real value 15c per roll, (Beo those olegant designs in wall paper from 5o to $2.50 per roll.) Dookory and Co,, Fire Insuranco Agents Providont Building. Boat companios and oloso ntion to in terests of insurers. M Q N E Y. We are prepared to make loans on improved country or city property at current rates. Veudors lieu notes extended Prompt attention. FORT, WILLIG & PATToN, Waco, Texas To tho Lovors of Art In Photo graphy. Having moved to my now gallorv ovor 701 and 703, Austin stroot, (the old Ilinohniiin Building), I am now better prepared than ovor to givo tho pooplu of Waco tho finest Photos in tho state. Tho boautiful "ariBto" (so highly endorsed by tho leading gal. cries,) in all its boauty, at my Btudio. 1 will havo on exhibition for a few days, an elegant oil portrait of Mrs. Geo. Chirk, by Mons. Do Gissao, whioa has been framed in a vory handsome "Florontino" frame, making a portrait, well worth 11 visit, to all, and more especially 10 tho tho ladios. I will bo glad to wcLome my old, and many now customers. Don't for got my now addross, ovcr701 and 703, Austin Ave. Rospootfully, Deane, Photographor. ,.f'l"'l c, i&T TWykf fFW i. 1 3 These musicians all use tho boauti ful ten cent sheet music Foid by Herz Bros. All the latost melodies. 5 Cents Each. A two-hole mouse trap, 2 i clothes pius, a tin dipper, 11 bip pressed pao, 1 lamp chimney, a covered bucket, a tin funnel, 1 iron stand, a tin scoop, 1 dish mop. 2 pie plates, big box ticks, a large grator, 2 boxes matches, big potato masher, a kitchen spoon, a nutmeg grator, a stovo lifter, 1 pack ago good envelops, a box slate penoils, a large tablet, 1 can opener, a wooden spoon, a good tack liftor, 1 paper file, 1 padlock, a paint brush, 1 maohino oil can, a bottlo good machine oil, a strong hitohing ring, a pair hinges, 1 wiro tea strainer. CUMMINS' 5 & 10 CENT STORE, 703 Austin ave., bet. Gth and 8th sts. A Safo Investment. Is ono whioh is guaranteed to brmg you satisfactory results, or in case of failure a return of purohase price. On this safe plan you oan buy from our advertisod Druggist a bottle of Dr. King's New Discovery for Consump tion. It is guaranteed to bring relief in every caso, whon usod for any affeo tion of Throat, Lungs or Chest, suoh bb Consumption, Inflammation of Lungs, Bronchitis, Asthma, Whoop ing Cough, Croup, eto., etc It is pleasant and agreeablo to taste, por fcotly safe, and can always bo de fended upon. Trial bottles at W. B. Morrison & Co. drug storo. Notice-County Contractors. Bids will bo received by the com missioners court on tho 10th day of February 1892 for burying paupers. Tho court reserves tho right to rejeot any and all bids. W. H. Jenkins, 2-2 fit ' County Judge. Pool Party of ladies and gentlemen at tho Natatorium tonight 8:30 to 10 o'clock. Buoklen's Ainloa Halve. Tho best salvo In tho world for outs, bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fe ver sores, tetter, chapped hands, chll blalns, corns mid all skin eruptions, and positively mres piles, or no py roqulrod. It U guaranteed to give satisfaction or monoy refundod. Price 25 cents a box. For sole by W. B Morrison Co. Just Received Large Stock Frosh garden seed. Como yo market gardeners. Wo have ample to supply you in everything. W. L. Tucker, ot "Lion Drug Storo."