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'HB WACO NEWS, FRIDAY MAY 13 1892.
1) &Plfyi(&k We are'selling St.Louis Bottled Beer PINTS $1 per Dozen QUARTS -$r.5o " Return empty bottles and we will pay for PINTS QUARTS ..15c per dozen 25c " " W. K. FINKS & CO New Tennis Shoes at Hilt's. THE FIRE BOYS: The Most Glorious Convention Ever Yet Ft- THE BANQUET LAST NIGHT. Tho Sprccho. for Cu(iiiu lllnlr ami Frmik (Jrndy The Hoys lire Cfti vuteel by (lie Ilnnpitnllty ol llio Waco 1'lro Iloparlmoii t Tlio Oriiiid Hall 'I'nuiKlit. YESTERDAY'S AVTERNOOM SESSION. The finanoe ooairaitteo recommend ed that a vote ot thinks be tendered D. W. Li'tlopage ior valuable services rendered the association and reoom monded that he be allowed $50 for ex penses incurred in legislative work. Adopted. Trio oommittee on World's Fair ap pointed last year at tho Houston con vention suggested that an exhibit bo raadt at Chicago in lS'JIi, and rccoru mendod that each department in the state make their own exhibit. Tho committee on monument re ported that bids for the construction of the fireman monument at Austin had been advertised for, and oallcd tho attention of the convention to the plans on exhibition. The oommittee asked for further t'tno for the reason thaf they wore informed that machin ery would bo plaoed in tho Toxas granite quarries within the present year and that a monument which would cost $7,000 now oouli then be built for $5,'i00. A mistaKe was made last vour in not having an assessment levied against each volunteer fireman in the state to bo placed in the monu ment fund. This assessment will probably be mado for the next year. The report was received and the eom mitti ocntuwd. A niokol plated hand lantern pro ented by the Rimsey Man ufacturing companv, was plaoed on the president's table. On it was inscribed: "To the most popular dele gate." It was awarded to Chief A. M. Proscott of Waco. Tho committee on topics, No. 1, recommended that the aRsooiation adopt a uniform coupling for fire hoso. The report was adopted. Tho oommittoe to whom was re ferred tho matter of carrying fire ox tinguistors reported favorably on the amo, and roaommonded their general use everywhere Adopted. President Ley stated positively that ho would not bo a candidate or allow his name to go befora the associ ation for tho office again. Mr. Lovy is ono of tho most popu lar men in the association, has mado excellent offijer and if ho were to allow his name to be again used would be ro-electad over anyone who might offer for the plaoo by an overwhelm ing majority. His retirement is re gretted by many. Tho convention thon adjuurned till 9 o'olock this morning. THE BANQUET. The banquet last night at the Coke bui'ding, oornor of Austin avonuo and Fifth street, given by the Waco fire department was tho grandest affair over before known in the oity. Three long tables, which reaohed from tho front to the rear of the building which is half a block deep, were Bot and laden with tho most tompting viands the oountry affords, imd under the management of Waco's worthy chief, A. M IVbscoU, ussistod by Capt. T. A Hlair, Boo Sponoer and a number of others. At H.30 tho front doors wero thrown wide open Htid tho visiting firoiucn marched in, in double file, hoadod by the Goysor city band to tho oxoellont music of whioh perfect stop was kopt. When the visitors and other guests woro seated, and tho corks t'egan to pop and tho campagno to flow, CapUin T. A. Blair walked to the middle of tho hall and delivered an olonuent toaet in behalf of tho convention of firemon. He welcomed tho visiting firemen to tho hospitalities of tho oity of Waco and spiko enthusiastically in terms of praise of the bravo deeds and gallant acts of the volunteer liromen of Toxas. Ho paid a bnllant tribute to tho great state of Texas and did not forgot to mention, in terms of praise, tho boautiful oontral oity on the banks of the clasio Brazos. The rcsponso was made by E S Connor whuh is said to havo been' also quite eloquent but the crowd was so douse and chatter of the immense throng so deafening that ilie reporter was unable to hear what was said. Mr, S. A. Hogan spoko in bohalf of 'our visitors, whioh was re sponded to by Jako W. Levy, presi dent of tho State riremon's associa tion. Next oamc Frank Grady, Esq, in bohallol the Juvonilo Cavalry whioh fortunately was delivered near whoro Tiik News reporter was seated. Mr Chairman, L.iJIet anil Gentlemeu The war-like spirit is a part of'hu manity Visionary theorists dream of the time when "Grim visaged war shall smoothe his wrinkled front" forever. Their forecast is justified by no his tory. As long as man inhabits the earth, the war-like spirit will exist, and, as occasion seems to demand, will break out in deeds of glory or of shame. And this spirit has its valu able side. When we consider the national traditions that lend inspira tion to the orator and the soldier, we find that those which are most power ful aie memories of militarv elorv. The revolutionary soldier goes forth with willing enthusiasm, and dies that his country may live So long sa exists nationalj unity, manhood and patriotism, so long is this act of un selfish devotion the inspiration of all who may worthily say, this is my country I would not deprecate the glory of civic triumph, nor deny that "Peace hath her victories no less re nowned than war." The impulse of constitutional liberty is daily widening the horizon of human freedom; tho achievements of science and their ap plication to tho arts, are bringing to the toiling millions blessings to which their forefathers were strangers Eve rywhere we see the splendid statistics of our national life; the glorious harvest ot an English sowing is open ed in panoramic view beforo us, and every pattiotic heart rejoices at a dis tribution of blessings never attained by any nation of antiquity. And we have reason to believe that the best is not yet; that a self-sacrificing patri otism will yet solve those problems whose solution is the key to national perpetuity. The horrors of actual war seem too remote for the slightest fear to alarm the citizen, and a vast period oi undisturb ed prosperity is the reasonable hope of every man. These are conditions that should inspire every patriotio heart. But, after all it is the warlike spirit that in tho young patriot is the most ready subject ot inspiration. When tho blood flows faster through tho veins; when the heart throbs with a proud exoitoment, and the daring youth feels the prompt ings of martial tiro, then wo see man ifested that intangible sentiment that makes of men patriots and heroes. Thon are reaalled revolutionary tra ditions, and tho valuable politioal triumps of Jefferson and Madison are lost to view in tho halo of imperisha ble glory that surrounds tho namo of Washington. It is tho cohsive power of national unity. It is the sentiment before which all things elso dwindle to unimportance. It impell ed the northern soldier to slay his southern brother, that the national glory might romain undividod. It drovo tho confederate soldier to the slaughter, that his lovo for his stato should havo its recompense. And, although we of the south havo been back in our fathers' house not so long but perhaps a majority of tho south ern soldiors yet live, wo soo tho na tiojal revolutionary traditions healing tho wounds of that dread confliot, and wo do not hesitate to appoal to our common heritage of Washington's grandeur and military achievements, when participating in tho political privileges of our common country. When posterity writes its history ol our times its verdict may bo that tho Pears Soap Agreeable soap for the hands is one that dis solves quickly, washes quickly, rinses quickly, and leaves the skin soft and comfortable. It is Pears'. Wholesome soap is one that attacks the dirt but not the living skin. It is Pears'. Economical soap is one that a touch of cleanses. And this is Pears'. All sorts of stores sell it, especially druggists; all sorts of people use it. confederate soldior who fought and died for the wrong; rebel against his History may sav it that ho wis a country's laws, was better that tne oanner ot tne south should go down in the gloom of defeat; that about her sad brow was rightly twined the crown of thorns, the coronet of sorrow; but I believe that among Amorica's traditions not the least in grandeur will bo tho conduot of tho southern soldier in the confederate war. That he fought for his conscien tious convictions will lend undying lustro to his name, and make Amer ica proud to own him. Over his gravo will tho Puritan and tho cavalier olasp hands, "and the strongest hnnrl nf Tnirrhfw nnirtn will h tin kra. dition of the American soldier, wheth er revolutionary, Federal or Confeder ate, willingly laying down his life for what he believed was right. Of the better aspeot of this warlike spirit the Waco Juvenile oavalry is a worthy illustration. Thoso storios of military glory appeal to tho hearts of these boys and stir them with martial, though patriotic ardour They fell as big as Napoleon They imagine themselves at the head ot a resistless charge. They see tho enomy flying bofore them. The day is won, and undying glory is theirs. But all their aspirations are for thoir oountry. They remember tbo day when Sam Houston wrostlodfrom tie degenerate Azteo an ompire and planted the banner of a superior ciyilization. They would emulate the oxatnple of this, Toxas hero. We hope they will never be called upou to faoe a mcro deadly firo than the blank cartridges of the Bay lor cadets. But we feel that should thoir oountry call, they would bo found whero the worthiest illustra tions of patriotism arc found, striving to keep their country freo. I plodge with you the health of Waco's Juve nile oavalry. A number of others were on tho programmo for toasts, but on aooount of tho noiso did not attompt to say anything. Tho banquet as a wholo was highly enjoyable and the hospitality of the Waco firemen will be long remember ed. THIRD DAY'S SESSION. Tho firemen's oonvontion was called to order this morning at 9 o'olock and notwithstanding the fact' that many oi the delegates showed the elfeuts of last night's festivities a full attendance was on hand and ready for business. Roll call was dispensed with and President Levy announcod that the fines whioh woro assessed against till thoso yeBtcrday ior boing absont at tho meetings woold bo romitted if they were present at 2:30 this afternoon The presidont then started in and leotured the delogatos soveroly in a speech of about twenty minutes for unbecoming conduot last night at the banquet and advised thoin as to how they should aot in future Mr. Bart More aroso and statod that ho thought the presidont too sovoro on tho visiting firemen and exonerated thorn from all blame. Tho treasurer reported a total of $1,G92 G3 collected for tho'monument fund, and a balanco of $530 88 on hand in the general fund. a resolution aeolaung that tho as sociation is opposed to banquots dur ing stato conventions and that hore after they bo dispensed with was road. This resolution olioited niuoh disousion OUR FACILITIES ARE THE BEST. And we can always give you the best value for your money. FOR THE BED ROOM. Notice our splendid new stock of Clieval Bedroom its o.t 520,323.50, $25.00, S2S.50, 30.00, For Tlie Dining Room. We are showing the only complete assortment of cheap side boards in the market. Notice our SOLID OAK BOARDS at $6 00 $20.00, S25.00, $30.00 and $35.00. - SOLID OAK EXTENSION TABLES, FIVE) DOILARS. FOR THE PARJLOR. New stock of Wicker Rockers, Chairs, Settees, Etc. And see our great stock while it is complete. Plush Upholstered PARLOR SUITS atS27.50 to $60.00. Waco Furniture Company, Cor. Sixth and Jacksou, near Waco Lumber Co. P. S. Buy the baby a buggy. We are showing a large stock of fine Carriages at $7.00 to $20.00. but it was plain to bo seen it was vory unpopular Tho author of tho reso lution mado a strong speech in its favor, but to no purpose. It was upon motion tabled by almost a unanimous vote. Miss Carry Dicksou was unani mously cleotod an honorary mem dor of the association for life, by a rising vote. Great applause. Upon motion a oommittoe of five, oompoaod of C. M. Railoy, of Fort Worth; Stewart Wheeler, of Temple; Bart Moore, of Waco and George Oal houn, of Austin; was appointed to get up a ritual to be used at the durial of deooascd fireman. The secretary's report shows 527 companies in the association, an in creaso of sovon sinee tho last meeting a year ago. Dr. Turnor, of Belton, stated that thero wero ladies pres ent who are willing to organizo an auxilliary aid socioty to raiso funds for the building of the monument at Austin and that they wanted to know whether or not it would bo aoooptablo to tho association. Upon motion tho proposition was accepted with thanks and the ladies authorized to conduct thoir work in any manner they desired It was announced that Mrs O 0 Connor, of Paris, would take charge ofthelidios' auxiliary movement and desired that the names of ladies in eaoh city in tho stato who will tako an interest in tho matter be furnished her. Mr. Laoy, of Denton, stated that he was opposed to tho monument sohome and thought tho association should build a homo for injured firemen. The committoo on topics reportod tho following subieots: First, ahull tho legislature bo asked to pass a law allowing salvage to tho hromen out of tho goods saved at files? Socond, should tho city oounoils bo requobted to pass orginanoes conferring polioo power on firemen while at fires? Third, should the fire departments throughout the stato adnnt nnd no spray nozzols? Fourth, which is the better material for hose, rubbor or cotton? Fifth, should the association not set apart a memorial day to be ob served by all firemon? Sixth, should municipalities require oleotrio wires to bo plaoed under ground? ouvemu, nuouiQ mo stato associa tion establish a homo for the disabled firemen. Tho report was received and filed and one submitted to the departments of tho $35.00, $40,00 and $45.00 following cities, in the order here named, for a report at the next annual convontion: Topic, No. 1, Fort Worth; No. 2, Waoo; No. 3, Palestine; No. 4, Paris; No. 5, Houston, No. G, Austin, No. 7, El Paso. A resolution to memorialize tho legislature to pass a law exempting aotivo firemen from tho payment of a poll tax nnd from road and jury duty was .oad and adopted, Tho nommitteo on resolutions re ported udvorsely on tho proposition to levy an assessment of $1 on eaoh death to place tombstonos over their gravos. Report adopted. A resolution of thanks was tendored Mr. J E. Smith, ticket agent for the Misouri, Kansas and Texas railroad in this city for courtesies extended tho delegates. The names of sovearl deceased mem bers were read and ordered placed upon tho memorial page of tho pro ceedings. A resolution of thanks was tendered the ladies of Waoo, tho mayor, firo men and all the railroads for tho hearty woloomo aooorded tho delegates and countesies. The committee on topio No. SJ, reaommonded that olectric wires be plaoed in conduits as in largo cities. Tho oonvontion then adiournod till 2:30 p. m. LAST NIGHT'S FIRK ALARM. After tho bannuett tho firemen started out to havo a cood time and thoy certainly did havo it. About 12:30 an alarm of fire was sounded and tho department was called to put out a bon-firo on a vacant lot on Washington streot They let it burn out without throwing any wator. Soon after another alarm was sounded and the wreck of a house on North Ninth which burned several months ago was found to bo on fire. It was quiokly extinguished without oxoitement. "Alarms thon followed rapidly from all parts of tho oity. One was a genuine alarm, Tennant's lime bouso on Mary and Fifteenth street boing on firo. It was exting uished with little damage. In all thore woro nine alarms turned in from boxes as follows: Two. each from 7 and 15. nnd nne eaoh from 11, 27, 5, J5 and 36. ine waoo boys "caught on ' vory soon and did not run thoir horses but twioe. Aftor thoy got out they soon discovered the joke that was boing played upon them and just stayod out' on the streets and waitod for each AiB &