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T", If f a THE NEWS aOXxUPA.ia'Y. J. H. HURWoaD, Wmlft'Mnr"- SlltSCKIITIOX F1FTV CENTS A MONTH Waco, Tkxas, July 18, 1888. Politics just now are not as hot as the weather but will warm up as the summer heat declines. Harrison is the son of his grand father and the lepubltcans are push ing the claim, such as it is, for all it is worth. " Threshing )is roing on all over the county to the utmost capacity ol both machines and men, and grain is being truned out in great quantities.- Reports of crops throughout the state, carefully collated by the larger papers, show that it is to be a year of unexampled prosperity. North, south, east and west the crops' are grand. If Aransas Pass becomes a great seaport city the trade of the great northwest will flow to it as it now does to New York and the connection of Waco by the Brazos Valley will make that road worth a thousand times its cost. - The demand for tin cans and glass jars for canning is large. Good house wives are putting up large quantities of fruit and vegetables and foreign canneries will find Texas a poor mark ct for canned goods for a year or two to come, and a large amount of money which has theretofore been -drained from Texas, will this year remain at home. The prosperity of Texas in such a year as the present is not to be meas ured by the amount of money she will receive for cotton and other products There is enough sold every i ear. The income is large enough but the out goes too great. Everything is to be bought, feed, foreign meats, bread stuffs, fruits, canned goods and vege tables. This year almost all those things arc produced at home and this saving will be" of as great money value as the surplus for sale under the adage that a penny saved is a penny made. , A Rare Bird. A large gray eagle was on exhibition at the Palace Saloon all dav yesterday and hundreds of persons went there to see it. The bird, though only two months old, is an immense animal measuring six feet seven and a half inches from tip to tip of the wings. The talons are nearly six inches across and beak and talons are cruel looking weapons. The eagle, was captured near the ranch of the Whites, in Fish er county, Texas, about twelve miles from Sweetwater, and was sent by ex press, by Mr. Robt. White, as a pres ent to his brother. Mr. Henry White. The latter will have a large cage built for the carnivorous bird which seems able at two months old to carry off a lamb, and to be able at a year old to carry off a sheep. Other Testimony. We gave yesterday the opinion of Mr. Gid Sleeper as to the condition crops in this section. Yesterday May or A. Hinchman returned from a trip to Galveston and through Hamilton and Bosque counties. He is even more enthusiastic than Mr.Sleeper over the crop prospects. Of the wheat and oats he has, he says, never seen such crops in his life and he is familiar with the great oats and wheat growiug sec tions of the North and South.' The yield he says will be beyond anything ever known before. The country teems with the cereals. The grass crop,which is not the least important, bankrupts the memoiv of the oldes Texan who tries to remember one as fine, and cot ton covers the country and is growing like weeds with perfect immunity from worms. As for the corn crop, it beg gars description and will not be ex hausted in the next two years. The county, surrounding counties and the state at large have never known as abundant harvests or as grand prospects. Waiting for the Finish. The arrangements by which the Aransas 'Pass railroad company is to build its road from Cameron to "Waco is theoretically finished, and waits only technical completion. At eleven ing a telegram from San Antonio, on receipt of which he and his attorney, Judge L. C. Alexander, were to go to San Antonio on the noon train, there to finish up the contract with Mr. Lott. As to the arrangement for grading the road the contract between the city of Waco and Mr. Cameron is completed except signing. The city of Waco has in bank, as the bonus required, $29,206 in notes, and the reminder of $60,000 casll, in bank ready to be paid over to Mr. Cameron for grading the road 55 miles to Cameron. Fifty thousand of this amomnt is the bonus Waco gives and ten thousaud dollars of that amount is the subscription of the city of Cameron. Instantly on the consumation of the private ar rangements between Mr. Cameron and the Aransas Pass the contract for grad ing will be signed and work commence at.once. As soon as begun the work will be pushed for all it is worth. All over the State large outfits consisting of from one to two hundred teams are waiting for the signal to begin work There are large outfits at San Angelo, Brownwoo., Taylor, Brenham and Cameron, and five large outfits in Dal las. When the word is given these camps ot railroad workers will pour in on the Brazos Valley and throw dirt rapidly. An outfit of at least one hundred and fifty teams are already in Waco, part of which have been here some time. They are in camp, part on Waco Creek and part across the river. Everything now effecting consumation of railroad connection to Cameron depends on the private ar rangements between Col. Cameron and the Aransas Pass railroad com pany. ALL SORTS. ' "Get yourself full of your subject," said the professor. "Saturate your self with it, and then your essay will write itself." "Yes, I know, profes sor," said Mis9 Colespring, "but my essay is on 'Rum the cause of it' " Burdette. One of the curiosities of Georgia is the so-called "sinking mountain" on Chattanooga river. It is said that it is sinking, though almost imperceptibly, all the time, but whenever an earth quake occurs, even in the remotest parts of the earth, it instantly sinks from one to six feet. Teacher "The basis of society, my boys, is the family. But what is the basis of?" Tommy (raising his hand) "t)i know,sori Oi may not be quoit roight, but Oi think the bay sis av the family is me red-headed sis thur." Judge. The force equivalent to the work ing steam engines represents in the United States 7,500,000 horse-power, in England 7,000,000 horse-power, in Germany 4,500,000, in France 3,000, 000. In these the motive power o! the locomotives are not included, whose number in all the world amounts to 105,000, and represents -a total of 3,000,000 horse-power, Adding this amount to the other figures we obtain the total of 45,000,000 horse-power. Floridians are excited over the dis covery of a valuable textile fibre in a plant of common growth, and which can be grown, on waste lands. The plant is known by the name of mane- ney, and the fibre is described as silver gray, and each hbre strong enough to use as sewing thread. The plant is perennial, and from once it takes root becomes as firmly attached to the soil as Bermuda grass. A cord made of the fibre, twisted to the size of an or dinary lead pencil, will sustain 2000 pounds suspended for any length of time. Mrs. Cleveland eats meat nnlv nnr a day at thjs time of year. For her oreaKiast sne always nas eggs in some form, toast, coffee and berries, or mel ons. For lunch she eats lobsters. crabs or fish and a salad of lettus or tomatoes. She is also very fond of asparagus witn sauce tartare. bhe eats meat at dinner. Of the roast she takes a piece well cooked and covers I it with gravy. She is very partial to isoups.and cold consomme is a favor 'ite with her just now. Iced tea she drinks at odd times during the day. 1 Later in the evening she is apt to or der an apollinaris lemonade. This is the latest information imparted by Jenkins. LATBST NEWS. Badly Beaten. Galveston, Tex., 17. The game of baseball played here yostorday be tween Bryan's eraok team and Cal vort's nine resulted In nn overwhelm' Ing defeat for the Bryan boys," the score standing at the eud of tho game, 80 to 8 In favpr of , Cal vert. A BaaYaame. Han Antonio, July n.-xThe Inst of tho present aeries botween Houston and Han .Antonloi was played this evening beforo about 800 people and was won by the former, making its only winning In the four games played here. It was rotten from start to finish and was not-worth a detailed report. Accident to a Child. Van Alstyne Tex., July 17. This morning little May McDanleli 4 years old was playing with a button and got It fastened in herjnose. Her face Is very much swollen and she is suf fering a great deal. Two doctors havo just gone to remove the button. Tumble In Real Eatate. Dallas, Tex., Juno 17. A Dallas gentleman yesterday received a lettor from a relative In Los Angelos Cal., informing lilm that real estate In that city had taken a tumble of 333 per cent nnd thatfioni the signs of the times it w oul J sink to 50 per cent by the 1st of next Sep tember. An Enterprising Town. Waxahachie, July 17. The com mercial club of Wnxahaohle met yes terday evening and organized. The capital stock is $10,000. A committee was appointed to draft the constitu tion and by-laws and secure a char ter for the club. Died of Hjdropholtla. Mrs. Millor of twin Ponds was bit ten by a small dog In May last, and some time since she gave birth to n child, and In n day or two afterward sho was attacked by hydrophobia and only lived a day or tw o. The flaltrtton Mne. Galveston, Tex., Juno 17. O'Nell and Pujol have been let out of the Galveston league. The management of tho Galveston nine Is being made the subject of somo severe criticism just now on account of poor manage ment, the chief characteristic of tho Galveston nine. A Limb Broken. Albany, Tex., July 17. James Wllsford, a fireman on the Toxas Central railroad, fell from the top nf a box car last night about 3 o'clock breaking his leg just above the ankle. He was sleeping on a car in the yard and walked off in his sleep. Tho leg was set by Dr. Powell and he was sent to the oompany's hospital at Houston this morning. Bitten By a Tarantula. Richabdson, Tex., July 17. A young man named Hippy, who lives a few miles west of this place, was bit ten twice by a tarantula yesterday while handing wheat; when a doctor reaohed the boy he was suffering greatly from convulsions and it re quired the entire strength of eight men to hold him. He was much bet ter when the doctor left and in a fair way to recover. This is the fourth season that this young man has had th3 misfortune of being bitten by tarantulas. Colored SMiootUt. Dallas, July 17. Late last night in a cloudy corner of North Dallas, known to tho initiated as Eden Bar racks a colored man named Moses Fugua was terribly shot in the bow els by one Mao Massie of the same color, and it is feared fatally wound ed. Massie, it is alleged, slipped up behind his prey and all unawares shot him while he was sitting on the porch. After the shooting Massie made his escape and had not been captured at last accounts. He is well known to the police, and his arrest is only a question of a short time. Held Up. Dhnison, Tex., July 17. Last night about 10 o'clook, as Harry Marks was going home', he was confronted by two men at the junction of the alley between Sears and Morton streets, Ojii 'Austin avcaue.t Pistols wereleyeledtat hlsWd andjlie was commanded to throw up his hands. Mr. Marks obeyed tho request and tho robbers proceeded to go through his pockots, securing $10. After they hnd soarohed Marks they compelled him to retraco his stops a fow yards while they ran down tho alloy. Tho police wore notified, but fallod to find any clow of tho robbers. Mr. Marks Is of tho opinion that one of tho men was a negro but was not certain, as both of tho.iuen had luuidkorohtefs tied ovor their faces. . White Man Murdered. Sulphur Si'iuncis, July 17. Sher iff Ferguson got a telegram yesterday afternoon iroia Carroll's prairie lh this county, stating that Marlon Gamblln had been k'lled by a negro and ihe bloodhounds were wanted., The hounds were sont at once. Late in the afternoon a negro named Wash Attaway catnovto town on a mule and t61d how he had knocked Gamblln down with a club. WhlleNhe was talk ing the sheriff came along and took him off to Jail. Home time ago Mar ion Gamblln sold a mule to the negro and was to rocleve his pay for It In the fall, but Attaway did not have good crop prospects, and his security refused to stand good for the airiount any longer. Gamblln went to tho nearest houso, about four mllos from Carroll's prairie, Monday to take pos session of the mulo. A bitter quar rel botween the two was carried on in the presenco of Bolton Wilson and three negro women. Gambl'n started to lead the mule out of tho yard, when the negro took his staud nt the bars, and flourishing a pole, threat ened to strike Gamblln if he attempt ed to pass. Gamblln droppod the rein and took hold of the pole. At taway Jerked It away from him and struck him a poweriull blow 611 the head, felling him senseless to the ground. Wilson attempted to help Gamblln, but was prevented by Atta way 's wife. Attaway made at Wil son and Wilson ran for help, and when he returned with some neigh bors he found Gamblln dead. Ho had been struck twico on tho hoad and on tho arm, which was crushed. In his back was a deop wouud made by a knife. When Attaway had fin ished his victim ho mountod the mulo and rodo to his brother's. His brother advised Jilm iy cpmo to Sul phur Spring and make complaint 'ngal .1st Gamblln for trespassing. He am bo ana found sheriff waiting for him. Gamblln was about 25 years old aud was very liighly esteemed in his community. He leaves a wifo and two children. Tho citizens of Carroll's pralrio aro very indignant, and if Attaway had boon found In tho neighborhood yesterday he would have probably dleii. Ixtrndlna-her BoundarlM. Dallas, July 17. The election in North Dallas to-day to decide the question of annexation resulted in a victors for annexation by a small ma jority. This adds 3,000 people, 8,000 acres area and 2,000,000 taxtble values to the city of Dallas. A Water Scheme. Fort Worth, July 17. The plat tine for the Hurst lake survev for the Dallas water supply company is com- pietea. ine artesian well that sup plies this lake flows a six inch stream, and the survey shows the actual dis tance is 138,000 feet, with a total fall of 76.6 feet. The Trinity is crossed near Ogle Ford, where it is about twenty-five feet from the highest bank to the bottom of the bed of the river. This line can be shortened four miles by crossing the big bend in the river south of Hurricane swamp. Estimates of the cost of the pipping and laying the line will be made and then it will be decided if further steps are to be taken. 'The object, if carried out, is to pipe the water to Dallas and sell to wagons which will distribute it to con sumers. How Women of Fashion Crowd Into Trade, London Dally Newt. Paris is about to follow the example set by London In the matter of titled shopkeepers. One of tha most popular nnri rtrAlr.v nf 'Pnrtalan nmmf AbA i 'opening a millinery establishment, nuoiiuo nuti mil uitpgnce m, Don- nets and costumes to her friends for a consideration. A well-known mar quise has for some ilme been making a neat little income by hiring out her nia'gnlflcent'silver plate, outglassand silver candelebras for wedding and other festivities. , Another Parisian of high position is proprletoresstpf a succossful little shop whloh deals In curious and'artibjlo trifles. In London lady shoppers are more'intent upon success than p-lvacy. They wait upon customers in person, and work as hard as any of their assistants. One veryioharmlng'persohage, whose name'may be found 'In the peerage, tries on bonnets herself In the Inter est of hor customers, to detriment ot her coiffure, but tho groat advantage of hor exohequer. Two or three ladles are seriously inolluiug toward the projeot of a large poultry farm not far from London . A n elderly lady of po sition has' already gained for'heisolf qulto a roputatlon aj a ruondor of line old lacos. There aro abundant open ings for cultivated women 'who do not dosplso tho labor of tho hands. in Thirty years ago insanity was al most unknown among the Southern negroes, but now the number is esti mated at 1000, and tlie asylum for their treatment at Goldsboro has just been enlargedi STATU NBWS. txlcani In Aattln. Austin, Texas, July 17. Six ty Mexicans arrived on the train ' this morning to work on the quarries hero. , Attorney-General Hogg has-been visiting Marble Falls ' for a few days. ' HorrlbU Fralrlcldf. Jacksiioiio, July 17. Two orothers named Freeman, living thirteen miles east of Jaoksboro, quarreled yester day'over a sorghum mill and each armod himself with n Wlnohoster and fought to death's end. The younger brother was killed and the elder lis seriously "If not mortally Wounded. KMlf d'Wlth a Club. Bonhan, July 17. Information was received thls.evenlng iroin Ladonla. sixteen mllos south of this place, that the man Saunders who was struck on the head with n'club bj contractor named Kilgore, yesterday, died this morning. The men engaged in a fight and Kilgore, being much the better man physically, soon got the best of Saunders, who cried enough, but when released made for Kilgore again, receiving the fatal blow, Southern Inrentora. Washington, July 17. Of the 401 Cntents and designs issued last week y the United States Patent Office, cltlzons of Arkansas receive 2, Flori da 1, Louisiana 1, Texas 4, and Mis sissippi 1. Texas Louis J. Berersdorf, Lullng. animal trap: Stephen H. French and W. J. Malthy, Balrd, tug; Jas. E. Gaston, Fort Worth, ban lamp; Jas. C. Mnlllson, Brenham, corn and cotton planter combined. 1 Soathtra Ptniloaara, Wash inqton, July 17. The follow ug names have been plaoed on the pension rolls: Texas Frederlot Metzger, New Fountain: .Medora A., widow of Auguslln D. Harris, Gonrales; Chas. F. Woltor, alias Chas. F. UhlTg, Waco; Jacob Hamorsloy, Bed River Station: Win. C. McKeau, staple's Store; Frauds M. Hon ton, Chico; Willis Parker, Lexington; Jasper Smith, Meridian. Clttztna Dlstppcnrlnj. ' Houston, Jrly 17. E. A. Valen tino, nn old and well-known c'tizon of the Fouth ward, has mysteriously dis appeared and nothing is known of las wlioroabouts. He left home about a w 00k ago baying that ho was going to Thompson's Station, not far irom this city on a business trip and noth ing;has boeu seen or heardof him since and his family are extremely uneasy about him. Tb's is the second citizen ot tho city who has mysteriously dis appeared within the last month. Inabeeht of Flame. WiriTKWRiaiiT, July 17 Miss Flora Beeves, residing four miles west of bore, was burned In a terrible manner yesterday. She was starting ft fire in a cook stovo with kerosene and the can exploded, throwing its contents over her. In a second she was wrapped in flames, Her screams for help brought her father to her resoue, but not in time to save her. The flames were extinguished and on examining her it was found that her lower limbs, rl;-itarm and face were burned to a cilsp. She died this evening at 2 o'clock. The father burned his hands in a horrible man ner trying to save his daughter. Text and Pacific Landa Sold. El Paso, July 17. A deed of Bale has just been recorded in the Clerk's office of El Paso countv. by which the Texas and Pacific Railroad Com pany has trausfered all its lands in the county for $3,250,000 to Charles J. Canda, Simeon J. Drake and Wm. J. Strauss, all of New York City. Tho total number of acres surveyed is 1,302,000; The deed covers fifty-five pages of legal cap paper. It was exe cuted August 4, 1887, and has since lain in escrow. Among the signa tures to it Is tba of Jay Gould as President of the Texas and Pacific Railroad Company. Ths land has heretofore been assessed at 75c per acre. Ex.SoldlmtoMMtlnTaxaa. El Paso, Texas July 17. Prepa rations are beipg made in El Paso for a large attendance at the meeting of ex-federals and ex-confederates at San 'Antonio on the 16th, 17th and 18th of August. A call to that effect hat been issued by Maj. T. T. Teel, the president of the Ex-Confederate Asso ciation of Texas. A large delegation will go from El Paso, where a large number of veterans of both armies are living. Last year's meeting was held at Dallasfjand over 40.000 veterans at tended. This year it is thought over 75,030 will attend at, San Antonio. The El Paso contingent will go to gether and go Into camp on the grounds whlle.they are, there. in" Two incidents are related by the Lopdpn, Spectator which seem to' indi cate that animals a-e able to think and cany out a plan. A rough ter rier, when' given ,a-(bone, was. set to eat it oni the gravel drive in front of the bungalow. Two crows had sought often to snatch the meat from the dog, but had always been defeated. Final ly, they discussed the matter in the neighboring tree; after which one of them flew down and picked at the dog's tail, land while" he was attending to this matter the other one came and seized thq bone. , ,Thc same doghad a favorite seat, of which a visiting dog had deprived it. Ope day the terrjer having found his seat thus occupied, fiew savagely out of doors, . barking at a supposed enemT As the intrud ing dog rushed out to take a part in the fray the terrier hastened back to secure posessesion of his seat.