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Waco Evening News.
-JC3kE NEWS coivni-A.3sr"Y. r. II. IlllKVWHIII, HntlnM Mnnnsrr. iSDHSCUIl'TION FIFTY CEN1S A MONTH "Waco, Texas, JuiiY 20, 1888, Tle darkest hour is just before dawn and October business will make .August business blush. Jf a deep water port is found and opened on the Texas coast the com Mnerce of an empire will flow through the state and there are children living now who will ste Texas cities of a ' million inhabitants, and Texas one of the richest state in the union. Have you noticed the few fires i which have occured in Waco since the I beginning of 188S It is remarkable . and really phenomenal, especially to those who remember the frequency of tires several years ago. Waco may fairly claim to have the best Are com- ipany in the state and the fewest fires. The water in the artesian well rises .at the rate of i oo feet per hour. The drill is kept going tor three-quarters of an hour when the well contains 75 feet of water which is pumped out and drilling renewed. The sandstone strata in which water was found has been passed and a slate rock struck, which gives faint traces of coal oil. Ii Mr. James I. Moore continue 'lii'? artesian well to a depth sucli as -will effectually determine the depth at which flowing wells can be obtained and the quantity th'ey will pioduce, he -ill Miiake a grand contribution to scientific knowledge. If his well proves 1 flowing well with a big supply, he will have demonstrated a water sup- I'tjly which will be worth millions to 'this section, for irrigation purposes. We are glad to see that he expresses his purppose oi going down till the ques tion is solved and between Mr Moore's purposes and their execution tis a very thin partition. The diffrence between surface wa iter and artesian water is , that water (immediately below the surface is pro .'duced by local rains and is only in moderate and fluctuating quantities according to the amount of rain. Ar tesian water on the other hand is con tained in great reservoirs, generally at great depths, and produced by the .rains of centures, over great areas, '-oftea a thousand miles away. The artesian supply underlying Texas, most 'likely, comes from the Rocky Moun tain slope extending from the Pan handle hundreds and hundreds of miles to the summit of the Rockies. 'A deep water port west of the Mis sissippi is a necessity growing tout of necessity. A short route to the sea is necessary to almost the existence of Texas, the Territory, Kansas, Dakota, -Nebraska and Colorado. The great output of this vast territory in grain corn, meats, cattle and oeres is practi cally tabooed by long and circuitous xoutes to foreign ports. The Pacific and Atlantic are inaccessible except .at such cost us means ruin. A short 'Toute to the ocean by way of the gulf on the Texas coast means to those .stales equal terms and equal prices with more eastern states and that means the enhancement of every value of every kind a hundred fold. Sulphur Springs, Texas, has lost .three estimable people by death, one the V'ctem of a murder, the other two rowing out ot the murder. The first of the week a negro, Wash Attaway, ,vj name, killed a white man named 'Gamblin, in a quarrel over a mule, and the wife of the murdered man died 'being in a delicate condition. A mob of. ninety-five men attempted to force 'the jail but were kept at bay and the wife ol the sheriff being near confinment i'diod from the .excitement in the threatened attack on the jail. The end seems to be not yet. The nejjro v-as granted bail in six thousand dol liars and fears of another attack on the jail ha:, put the jail in the attitude of a fottrevi TheWater Supply. The contract of the city with the Waco Water Company expires to day, and no new contract has been made or any arrangements for con tinuance of the supply even tempo rarily, by"" the Water Company. It seems, however, that there is a tacit understanding that the water will con tinue to flow as usual. Three cisterns are in a condition to be filled, viz : the tark under the new city hall and the ones on Sixth street and Eight treet. It was understood that one or more of them would be filled to-day but up to this writing the work of fill ing had not been begun. In the mean time die engineer em ployed by the city is engaged on plans for a water system for the city, which will be complete, scientific and modern, and capable of adaptation to supply forty or fifty thousand popula tion. The council will adopt a good system first, and then let the contract for that system to the best bidder. It is working in the direction of a wa ter system slowly and prudenly so as to procure a system of water wOrki wh'ch will be effective ahd permanent. A convention of the Union Labor party, of the Fifth Congressional dis. trict, met yesterday with 75 delegates, representing all the counties in the district but one, Rockwall county. It was called for the purpose of nomi nating a candidate for congress, but thought it wise to make no nomina tion. STATE NEWS. A Urutiil Nuu. Fort Worth, July 18. Jack GUI, a negro was arrested this evonlng for a murderous assault on his mother. He knocked her down with u chair and kicked her. Hewascuton the arm by her with a nlece.of saw She is badly Injured and may die. Ho Is aged 40 and she about 70. This was in third ward. Texan Cuttle Ilelcnaoil. Admoore, I. T. July 10. Sixty eight armed men, non-cltlzens, rode Into the camp of Collector McLlst yes terday, and presenting Winchesters, demanded the immediate releaso of all the cattle hold by him for Texas. As tho non-cltizons outnumbered the militia under McList's command two to one, nothing was left but to sub mit, and tho cattle were given up. Gov. Guy was telegraphed. It is ex pected he will take immediate steps to have all these rebellious non-citizens removed at onoe. hail Autonlo :i; Nen Orleans a. San-Antonio. Tulv io. One of the prettiest games ever seen here was piayeu mis auernoon uy tne san An tonio and TsTew Orleans clubs, result ing m a victo- fur the home team by a score of i .o 2. Hoffman .ind Rntr. ers were the. batteries for San Antonio, while waboer and Mollice did the or dance for the visitors, Hoffman fan ning out eight men to Webber's four. San Antonio, 00000110 1-3 New Orleans, 00 000200 0-2 San Antonio, earned runs, none; New Orleans, earned runs, none. ttreut Destitution Reported ST. JllHJf. N. V... .Tlllv 10 Tnr.r.1a arriving here from the Interior aud northern part of tho Island report that great destitution is provalent at the Hinnll Immlnta whlnli ilnnon.l Mr,,,.. flshlug for a living. A Rose Blanche L'uiirHiiiiininiiL h:ivm iirminrriniia Mnn tales of poverty and destitution' come from OrlniiBt R Ti '1'linmi.enn nhn arrived here from tho latter place yos- loruay, hays mat more than 113 peo ple are in a fctiuving condition: thir teen or iourteen families aro living W.....W.,. w. 4UU.J0WA.3. 1IIU1U tXLV lit! fewer than a 140 families without means of subsistence; and lights among these for such food as they can nick alonsr tho Hhnrn nrn lllro ilw.cn among ravenous boasts. Tho same condition of things oxlxts at Qulrpou and nelghboohood. Tho government has been petitioned to grant relief to the poverty-strlckon. Us lug; for Witter. '' El Paso. Juiv in .t. it. iinrru. .. I wealthy rool estuto owner and specu lator oi El Paso, has just come to Knui in a siock transaction in which he had personally engaged, partly for recreation and hpn.ll I. mid tmrfiv far . a big profit, which he felt sure of inakl , jiik. no uougiu nero at low ngures over 500 Mexican horses, whion hoj Intended to flrlvn nvnrlnml ta k'nnnnii aud dlsposo of them at greatly d- .uiiueu tuies, .no jurou several cow boys to help drive them, but they were Inoxperloncod and know until-) lng of tho country they were to travel through. Ono day's journey from El Paso at the Soledad Wells the caval cade come to grief. Thoro was not water enough to go around, and the famished animals bocamofrautlo and etampoded Into an arid and waterless desort, whero thoy aro at prosont slowly perishing. Whon last herd 1 from last night Currle wa3 at Luluz, a little north of Soledad. with about two doren horsos left. AllcdKC Murderers In Hoc. CoiiUMDUs, July 18. J. T. Town Bend,, shorlft' of this county, roturncd from Montgomery county on Monday and lodged In Jail horo the notorious desperado StaH'ord, who figured so conspicuously In Brazoria uud Mata gorda oountlos last fall. Tho nhorift also brought along another man, Gus Simpson. Stafford und Simpson nro charged with tho murder of a nogro who was a principal witness against certain other parties for tho murder of two negroes in tho Coloraro bottom below Eagle lako. Aftor the murder of this negro Stafford and Simpson lied tho country, but Sheriff Town sond with untiring ellbit wired a des cription of them to various pointB in thestitto and ollbrcd a roward out of his private purse. The parties got ns lar as Willis in Montgomery county, whero ShorllF Slmonton, at Shorn!' Townsond's request, was on tho wutoh for them. Stafford and Simpson rode up to a storo In Willis aud Stafford dismounted and went Into the storo wheu Slmonton and bis doputlos ord ered them with shot guns aud made thorn surrondor. It turns out that Stafford Is not tho real name of despe rado who has been going uudor that name, but his real namols Dunhnm, aud ho is wanted In other part" of tho state for other crimes. Atter tho ar rest Stafford was completely shocked and let down. CHEAP COLUMN. WA. Ajijily at the J- f S, $2.00 In Gold for the greatest j5Lf numberorworJa made from '.'Times Uemocrat." Send address on stamped enel- WANTKD Thrte room house, convenient to business. Alply at ews office E VEXING NiWS Ollk- :. 0',' Austin Ale . corner 5th street, oier Goldstein. ftMlgel's LOST Gold sleeve button, set with tiger ejo stone Finder will please leae at llrndstrcet'fl olllce. .July it W I THIOUND-.TWO Patent Loci. Kejs, onfith st I A? betw ee 1 Austin and I renklln Owner cbii get same Ijy cnllliitf at this offlco, describe I property, aid pa) for this notice R. H. Gray, STAPLE AND FANCY Groceries, Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran, Etc. Country Produce Bought and Sold: AVEJfflE PRPT, Polite Attention, Prompt Delivery. All Kinds Fresh Meat J. B. Gilmer & Jfe liTTF 'J ms u A', m W&, "WVA.C TEXAS. Loot Ont For Onr Barges! u.rffivtMH f.&tfw flf $ fr-. Wh mji taurine Bros, Determined to close down our Summer Stock, we have made unus ual reductions in our stock of Gent's Furnishing Goods. New lot of Boys' Straw Hats marked down to 25c. Hoys' Waists 15c. Hoys' Unlaundried Waists 35c. Men's Unlaundried Shirts 75c. Men's Excellent Uulaundried Shirts $1.00. Clothing J?rOR GENTS. Ifyou want a thin Sicilian or Drap d'Ete Coat and Vest, or a pair of Cassimere Pants to help you through the season, come and see our prices, and you will get fitted out for very little monev. Notions AM) SMALL WARE, We are offering Special Bargains in Ladies' Fancy Colored Hose. Hose that were $1.25, for 75c. Hose that were $1.50, for $1.00. Full finished colored Balbriggans for 25c. Trunks Those who contemplate a trip and need a Trunk will find our stock of large traveling Trunks complete, and to' sell them down we will offer special prices. Corner Austin and Sixth., LBwiqe Br6s. FIRST WEEK OF OUR- Great We have put the knife in prices and will sell our summer stock at a loss, rather than carry any over. We offer in our Department. Ladies' Calico Wrappers worth $1.00 to $1.25, for only 50c. Ladies' .Mother Hubbards and Indi goes worth $1.50, for 73c and $1.00. White Lawn Wrappers and White dresses at half regular price. MIXTSIIIV I We are offering special inducements in Muslin Underwear this week. Ladies should price these goods, and they will find them cheap. We are showing the best Corset that was ever introduced in Texas for 40c, worth 75 c. LADIES LOW&UAR TBR SHOES. We are offering special bargains in Ladies' Fine Goods. We will sell Bennett & Barnett's eel ebrated Opera Toe Slippers, all sizes, for $1.50 per pair. Oxford Ties worth $2.00, for $1.50. Old ladies' Kid Oxfords for $1.00. Big bargains in house Slippers. GENT'S LOW QUAR TER SHOES. Extraordinary reduction in GENT'S FINE SHOES. Caif Ties worth $3.50, for $2.25. Calf Prince Alberts $2.25. Kangaroo Oxfords $2.75. Hand-Sewed Oxfords $3.50, You will save money by pricing 'our shoes. JAnd Low-Cut- Shoes arc cut way 1 down. 1 I We only handle the best innkes 1 and we guarantee a saving ol 25 per I cent on the lowest offers you get. 1 LEWINE BROS. Corner Austin and Sixth. J Hi flat' m irrai'. BET