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T3E WACO NEWS, WEDNESDAY MAY n 1892.
We are'selling .Louis Bottled Beer KNTS $i per Dozen UARTS -5r.5o " Return empty bottles and e will pay for INTS .. ..15c per dozen UARTS 2sc " " '. K. FINKS & CO lis bnnd to keep It from falling must 1 stricken doiui like Uznh, who put rth his luuul when tho oxen shook lOnrK of Uou. I bellovo that we hnve the best miinisalon yet adopted by any of tho ates. Tinio will show its wonk laces, which will bo strengthened; 1 will bo shorn of its injustice and liiidered as oll'eetive as such menus Ir'control can bo made. WATERED STOCKS AND ItONDS. I There is one point, not ombraced in our inquiry, to which I vonturo a sw pugirostlons. Is tho nubile inter- sted in having tho wator and wind queezed out of railroad securities? is for my part, I cannot seo that the mount of indebtedness of a road hould tiny moro determine the rates o bo chargod by it than the mort gage on tho luiul should control tho Ijrmors wheat, If tho United States bupreme court luould finally hold, as some soetu to oar, that a road must bo pormittod jo cunrgosuch n.'eH H.H will way tho Interest on tbo bo j.. oil debt, wuethor Ictitious or not, and loivo something or the stockholders, then itbecomoa dtal that the Btate mo that all tho utnro bonds and stocks bo Issued in triot compllanco with law and bo roo from all action. Tho decisions of ho supremo court, however, point to he final conclusion that a railroad, iko other citizens, shall be permitted o earn a reasonable interest on its iu- 'ostPd capital. This is almost tho nuguago ued by it in tho Minnesota :neo. I have labored for a commission as tu agency to investigate aud detor- mino tho rates which ought to bo inarmed to yield this reasonable re turn. I should havo dospairod of its mccess, but I thought It could not Jlsrogard tho indebtedness of the oads. Believing that tho platform promulgated by the stato democracy svero thoexprossionsof Its honest con victions, aud as indicated by tho su- promo courc of the United Sratfs. that a railroad was only entitled to a reasonable return on Its invested cap ital, I oilerod as an amondment to tho commission act, when under consld- oration, tho following: "Tho reasonable rales aud charges of a railroad shall bo such rates and charges as will yield a fair interest on tho capital actually invested in it. mid all rates and charges lovled for tho purposo or on tho basis of paying interest, charges or dividends on fic titious bouds, stocks or indebtedness shall be deomed to bo unreasonable and unjust. ' This Is tho platformadoptod at Ual los in 18S8, In legislative form. It was opposod and defeated by those in olmrgo of thoadminiBtratton measure. If it had been incorporated in tho law and uindo the guldoof thoiommission it would havo most olltfctually squeezed tho water from the bonds and stocks, but would lickowlso havo squeezed a very promiuont issue out of tuls campaign. Tf tho pooplo dlscovor that thosef whom they trust aro in tho habit o epposiu measures and the settlement of questions that they may bo post poned to servo as platforms for thoir candidacy lor olllco, tho retribution will bofcuroand swift. I write this letter and oomply with your request solely that justice bo douo tho legislature aud tho friends of a commission who did not yiold to the demands of thooxooutlvo. Yours vrry truly, Cone Johnson . Dru.k. Cue Cola at W. L. Tuokers, GALLANT FIREMEN Waco Besides 'the Bankers and Druggists Is Entertaining THE KNIHHTS OF THE NOZZLE. TI10 Urine I'lrc 'lKlter, are Willi I s-Tho t'uriiile ."Mayor ."McC!n. Inch' AilUre of W'flromc-Tlic (iuj- l.iiiltlleo aro llniiilsiinicl)- l)n tertiiiuoit lv .t.'ltleii l.cil 1V tho ura I'lrc Ueimrtiiiout. The ceremonies of the Texas State Firemen's association opened tins morning under the most favorable conditions. The morning was clear, tho sun blight and the atmosphere cool and bncitig and all in j'ibilant spit its. The procession formed at the new Central Firp station on Washington street and presented an imposing ap pearance. Promptly at 10 a. m, the command was given and tho lino of march proooeded in the following order. The chief marshal, Mr. Jjuko .Ioore; city marshal and escort of two policeman mounted. Waoo Juve n;al cavalry i West End fire engine; West End hose carriage, lire engino No. 1; hoso carriage No. 1. Rescue Hook and Ladder company. Geystr City band; East Waco Hook and Lad der company; Waco Engine company: Rosoue Ilook and Ladder company. Lone Star band of West; visiting fire oompanies. Biylor cadets; uniform rank Knights of Pythias; J. W Levy, president of the assoohtion. A. 1, Presco t, chief Waco fire depar ment, C. C. MoCulloch, mayor and board of aldorman, city of Waao in carriages. The column was at least a mile in length and a grand sight to behold. It proceoded up Washington street to Twelfth. Thence down Twelfth street to Wost End Fire Station whero an inspection and review was had. The column then reformed in reg ular order and proceeded down Fwelfth street to Austin Avenue. Thenoo down Austin Avenue to the City Hal!. As the head of the column reached tho hall it divided, forming a line on either sido of the street and leaving room for the carriages, bearing tho president of thy state assooiition, Chief Prescott, mayor, board of al dermen, firemen and distinguished guests to pass through, as tho troops presented arms. IN THE CITV HALL. The bluo room was filled to over flowing when tho convention was called to order by C W Littlepage, chief engineer of the state association. The convention was opened with prayer by Mr. Frank Page. Mr. Bart Moore then introduced Mayor C. C. MoOullooh who delivored a short address of welcome, as follows: Gentlemen It bcoomes my very pleasant dutt, as mayor of the city of Waon, to greet you gentlemen with a brief address of welcome, and I will say that no organization ever sent representatives to visit us, who met a more enthusiastic and heartfelt greet ing than we now oiler yoii. Our city in entertaining, at present, threo stato conventions, with two more to follow during this week. The stato druggists convention is holding its eessi6n here aud our generous citizens are caroing for the members of that body. The stjte bankers association, now in session, is claiming a share of the liberal hospitality of tho Central City, but notwithstanding this fact I promise you that the mem bers of the stute firemen's association shall not be neglected Wo arc always justly proud of our firomon. No soldier is a greater hero than the brave and oourageous fireman who goes forth to battlo and risks his life and health without emolument or promise of reward, with no other ob jeots in viow save his devotion to duty, and his desiro to serve his fellow man. You havo assembled here from all sections of tho great empire state in response to a duty you owe your organizations throughout Texas, to transact such business as may seem best for the promotion of tho interests of your stato firo association. You, gentlemen, must attend to tho business, which we hope will bo most pleasant and profitable to you, but the hospitable citizens of Waco intend to furnish tho comforts, the pleasures and the sooial features of tho occasion. You must boar in mind that whilo you are oir honored guests, wo would have you raako yourselves cntiroly at homo with us Our gates and doors are wido open for you. Your weloomo springs from tne waiui hearts of all clashes of our community. Our merchants, dootors, lawyers, 1 moohanios, our laboring peoplo, our jity otHoials and our wives and daugh- Urs all join in u most cordul weloouie to our homos and firesides. Our own local fire department con sists of n gallant, noblo, brave, gener ous lot of boys, who will take a hand in this business ot entortaining you visitors, no enterprise that they have bocn known to take hold of lies over been a failure. They are equal to any emergency. If it was not for them wo could not havo a city whoso praises covld bo sot fourth today, and they know how to entertain as well as to fight the fire fiend. Gontlomen, wo aro glad to havo you visit us. We will see that you havo a royal good time during your stay with us. Waco is noted for her hospitality. Her manner of receiving and entor taining strangers and visitors with goncrpus liberality, is one of her well known characteristics. You havo but to command us and we will respond. Let us know your wauts and wo will supply them. The keys of tho city uro at your dis posal. Our latch strings are hanging on tho outside of our doors for you, nnd now we proceed to turn Waoo Iooec, with all her generosity, with all her proverbial hospitality, with nil her universal kinduess to visitors, and wih all hor capacity to servo and en tertain you; and wo turn the members ol the Stato tiiromcns association loose with her. Mr. J. W. Levy, president of tho association, was next introduced and responded, in an eloquent address, at considerable length, a synopsis of which is as follows: Ladies and gentlomen. 1 now want to talk to you from a purely business standpoint. You havo an institution heio from which you dorivo an incal ouablc benefit and an investment too that yields a heal-hy and profitable dividend, and that is your volunteer fire department, in whoso foot steps follow the standard insuranco compa nies of iho world, perfectly solvent and whose rates aro from one to two per cent. All this redounds to tho solo credit of your fne volunteers for these car dinal reasons your business men, property holders and tax payers should always bear this in mind. Dispense with the b ire Department and note the gloomy faces and depreciation of property I repeat the words I used at tho Houston convention, that the cheapest utensil in the municipal kitchen, is the fire department, and in their behalf I appeal to other may ors when making your statement, that you appoint as chairman on fire de parment, a good practical business man, in order that the necessary de mands be readily granted and that the entire council travel right along with them for one common interest. In the name of the volunteer firo men of Texas allow me to tender our most porfound and solemn thanks for the copious shower of beautiful bless ings that have just received from the lips of the elequent divine, the Rev Frank Page. Ladies and gentlemen, of the City of Waco On behalf of the State Fire men's association, in my humble and simple way, I greatfully thank your good and hospitable people of this city, through their able representative, his honor the mayor, Col. McCulloch, for this grand welcome. How well do I remember when the fair and familiar name of Waco was placed in nomination .for the next convening point at the Houston con vention last year, backed by telegrams from her city council, Board of Trade nnd the presence of her fire delegates, shouts of applause, my manhood fill back and gave way to my boyish feel ing and pride, which brought up the mirror of the memorable past where I could see myself away baok 29 years ago, in the year 1863, a refugee, home less and penless, amid strangers, fore ed from my old home, Fort Smith, by the ravages of war, but in the great hearts cf the people of Waco I found a heme for some nine months, while four of these I had the honor and dis tinction of spending the last of my schooling at your university, at that time under the able direction of that distinguished scholar and gentleman, the Rev. Rufus C. Burleson, your town at that time was of some 1300 souls, and though I have been a true Texan ever since of broad travel and experience I admit that I am ashamed to say trut this is my first opportunity of gazing upon the village of my boy hood, a metamorphosis. What a transformation unspeakable here a oity of some twenty odd thousand people, political mansions, imposing business establishments, public buildingi, factories, paved streets and other becoming attractions, and abovo all her mighty water works power. Yes, tho Geysor City of tho country. I can better desoribe it by OUR FACILITIES ARE THE BEST. - Ami we can always give you the FOR THE Notice our splendid new stock of Clieval Bedroom SJwits; o.t 320,523.50, $25.00, 528.50, 30.00, $35.00, $40,00 and $45.00- For The Dining Room Wc are showing the only complete assoitmcnt of cheap side boards in the market. Notice our SOLID OAK HOARDS at $16.00 $20.00, $2 5.00, $30.00 and $35.00. SOLID OAK EXTENSION TABLES, FOR THE PARLOR. New stock of Wicker Rockers, Chairs, Settees, Etc. And see our great stock while it is complete. Plush Upholstered PARLOR SUITS at S27.50 to SGo.oo. Waco Furniture Company, Cor. Sixth and Jackson, P. S. Buy the baby a buggy. We Carriages at $7.00 to $20.00. The paper for the Busi ness man, the Mech anic, the Artisan. More Local News than was Ever Printed in a Waco JDaily before and When you New r'i air,, CT.TOr'IWt5KS2g5S3BEaBgBaEaS? Oddll dill KogU best value for your money. BED ROOM near Waco Lumber Co. are showing a large stock of fine see it in The s you know it Is So. rj II It l Tl Co Li Mi ail put Th B.i II e'o I bui Aw A M N'orr rgb