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Waco Evening News.
I1Y TUB NEWS COMPANY. J. II. HlMWOOn, Bmlnft Mnnairr. SUnSCIUITION FIFTY CKNT8 A MONTH. Waco7 Texas, - JULY 21, 1888. There seems to be slight epidemic among the young people in Texas leading to elopement. Happily, all so far reported, hae ended in mar-, riage. j Col Cameron has returned from San Antonio.. He goes back on Mon day to consumate arrangements with the Aransas Pass Conpany, so that the fate of the Brazos Valley road is still uncertain but the road is highly probable. "Let her go Gallagher" is new Eng lish and it was used for the first time yesterday as the last words of a dying man. Jack Allen was hung for mur der at Monticello, N. Y. He walked the scaffold with a firm tread, sang and prayed in a loud clear Toice and shouting "Let her go Gallagher" was launched into the great beyond. Account of a terrible accident comes over the wires to-day from West Point, Indiana, a tug boat as cending the Wabash river exploded her steam pipe at 1:40 this morning killing seven men sleeping in their berths. One man died with his wife's name on his lips. According to the morning dispatches the meeting of the Emperor of Ger many and Russia has taken place at Cronstadt. The meeting was a touch ing one. When the two mighty poten tates met on the gangway of the Czar's yacht they fell into each others arms and kissed each other fervently and passionately and handkerchiefs were in demand in the audience, ex cept on an American vessel near by. One of the mo!t important pieces of news which came over the wires last night is an account of a terrific storm or cloud-burst over Wheeling, W. Va. and vicinity, producing Hoods in the streams, which rendered nun dreds of people homeless, destroying hundreds of thousands in property, and drowned large numbers of people, probably not less than a hundred, and, invading a cemetery, washed the dead from their graves. A little cloud no larger than a man's hand a few days ago threatens to rain in blood over a part of the Indian Teritory, The forcible removal of cattle fiom the Territory authorities by armed stockmen and cowboys at Ard more has 'aroused the governor to maintain the dignity of the Indian law. He is marching with the militia on the camp of the stockmen and a bloody battle over the possesion of the cattle is not improbable to-day or to-morrow. The rapid progress which the female sex is making toward a social, finan cial and political equality with the male, must be gratifying to the woman's rights theorist. But it seems that a woman when she sets out in a naughty direction is pretty near able to hold her own. Jim Brown, of De troit, who is charged with marrying twenty three wives, is the boss ma'e .bigamist, but the police of New York are now on search of a Miss Lavinia Hunt, who has married thirteen men in cold blood. An Austrian voasol, the- Dub, ar rived atAbordoon from Aloxandria ladon with bouos for manuro. Those 'bones consist mainly of gliaffos, buffa loes and camels, but whoa put on board many complete human skoletou wore found among thorn. Tho cap tain at oneo refusod to taKo thorn, and upon inquiring whoro thoy wore proourod, was Informed that It was a natlvo oustoni to visit iv battlo-fiold and dig In tho trcnuhes for tno re mains of tho whlto men. Notwith standing "11 precautions taken tho captain fears that imiuy humali bones woro mixed up with tho othors In loading. Ilaron Hlrsh Is said to havo depos ited $10,000,000 in tho liank of London for tho education of tho poor Jews in Russia. This Is tho largost bonovo lent gift In tho work's of history. A Critical Time. With the increasing heat of a sum mer's tropical sun, pouring on an earth saturated with superabundant mois ture, the germs of disease begin to breed in every spot where foul and stagnant water stands, of filth has accumulated. Every cess pool is a charnel house. Every pile of rub bish is a nest of pollution. While the more thoughtful in a citv like Waco may. realize the absolute necessity of penect cleanliness, ana oe guaraing against disease by the most scrupulous care of their yards and outhouses, a single family, by carelessness or thoughtlessness, may infect the whole city. It is well known to the medical profession and to well informed peo ple, that all bacterial diseases are spread with great rapidity, that the germs of such diseases multiply with prodigious rapidity. A single sink or festering pool may become a nidus from which may emanate the spores, which, fructifying a hundred fold, may spread among a population of a hun dred thousand and infect a great city. In such months as this, with such conditions as this water-soaked earth and blazing firy sun, the health offi cer of a city becomes its most import ant official. On his knoweldge, un ceasing vigilance and executive abil ity depends the health, and perhaps the lives of thousands. He holds a city in his hands. The vigilant exer cise of his duty saves human health and life; a neglect of his duty is vir tual if not legal murder. The health officer of Waco seems to be a very efficient officer, and this article is written, not only to stimulate him to extra exertion, but also to endeavor to spur others to active co-operation. The city officials should hold the health officer to strict account, and the people themselves require of city' officials extra precautions, while them selves observing and watching all offensive places, and reporting them promptly to the health officer. All are in the same boat, the interests of one is the interest of all, and in this case those interests are a matter of life and death. It one thing more than an other has been proven in the empirical science of hygene, it is thai in zymotic diseases the time to fight them is be fore they have begun. Saw His Own GraveBtone. Weet Uio-ter (Pol.) Gravestone, A few days ago n marblo dealer, whom we will not locato far from West Cho.-stor, received an order to eroot a a monumont to tho memory of ono ol our decoased cltlzons and ordered tho caro-takor at tho eometory to proparo a baso. -It bo happened that a ron- tlemau of tho some narao ns tho do- coasod owns a lot in tho samo bury- Ing'ground, and thti'e the baso was laid and tho marblo man oreotod a stono sotting forth tho virtues of a liv ing man. Tho owner of tho lot In in which it was erected passed th way ou rauiiuuy morning ana waj much surprised to loam that ho had been deceased for some months and a stone erected to his memorv In his lot. Ho summoned tho marblo man and had It removed at oneo, stating that when he needed a stono 0110 woulc! bo erected. The mistake wus caused by 1110 care-uiKer erecting tno oase ou tho wrong lot, It boiug tho intention to remove tho romalns of tho deceased to a now lot In a short tlmo and tho man supposed tho one he performed mo worK 011 was tno riguc one. A Terrible Bedfellow. Gettysburg (Pa.) Compiler. Mrs. T. J. Eby lives with her hus band on a farm near Mahantaugo, Juniata oounty. Thoy havo a three-months-old bady, und tho youngster had a torrlblo experience tho otbor night. Mrs, Eby had beon in tho habit of putting tho babe in its car riage and placing It undor a troo in tho yard. Tho child also slept In tho coach at night. A night or two ago Mrs. Eby heard her baby uttorlng a half-aupprossod cry. It was soon still however, but later In tho night tho mother Was aguiii awakened This tlmo tho child continued to cry, and Mrs. Eby took it to bed with nor. 'mo noxt morning 1110 woman was about to put tho baby in tho car rlago again, when sho was surprised to 11 nil a largo blaok suako colled among tho blankets. Sho killed and burnod tho roptllo. The child's nook was markod with rod streaks, whloh Indicated that tho snako had coiled around tho child's throat. Mrs. Eby thinks that tho roptllo tried to suok tho milk out of tho child's throat. Tho llttlo 0110 has Hourly rocovorod, but was very s'ok for a few days. An Open Tjetter. 1 rho Waco Wator Co., through Mr. C. W. Whlto, publlshos tho following opeii letter to tho city council In the morning Day. It presents tno atti tude of tho Waco Wator Co. towards a new contract In a straightforward llglit. OkfIok of the Waco Watkii Co. Waco, July S20, 1888. 'lo tlie CHUms of Waco: Thirty days ngo a written cominut nlcation was Hddrossed to your Hon orablo Hoard of Aldermen, calling at tontlon to the fact that the contract heretoforo existing betweon tho city of Wuco ana tno water company woum expire on the 20th day of July, and expressing a readiness to submit or to receive a proposition looking to a tem porary or permanent arrangement to furnish a wator supply. This compa tiv him roneivml no olllulal ronlv and Is IguoraiA of what disposition was made of out communication savo throucrh tho nubllshod renort of tho council meeting, which says that it was tabled. Since that date nothing has passed between the council and this company, and after tho tabling of our letter we havo not deemed It expedient nor consistent with self respect to address any further com munications to the houorablo body. Appreciating the situation and' having a keen sense of tho position occupied by the Water Conpany in the premises, wo have thought it pro por to address un open letter to the citizens of Waco, so that In the event misfortune should befall our beauti ful elty, tho responsibility will be plucod where It rightfully belongs. The company has mado ovory over ture consistent with honor and fair deol'.igs to bring about negotiations, hoping that an amicable and satis factory arrangement could be effect ed. The council has ignored us and have refused to discuss our letter upon Its morlts, and in tho mooting of last night pretermitted the water question, although It was well known that the contract would expire to-day. Your city tc-nlght is without water protection except by the courtesy of the Water company. Your cisterns aro Incomploto, and when finished and filled to tholr ca pacity will not afford adequate pro tection, even In tho business portion of tho city, and all residences a little romoved will bo at tho mercy of tho lire fiend. Realizing tho danger that Imperils our city by the non-aotlon of your honorable board of aldermen, tho Wator Company will not further jeop ardize tho propei ty of her people by cutting off tho w ator supply without their formal notice. Tho Water Com pany thoroforo announces to tho pub lic and to tho city council Unit tho water supply shall remain as hereto fore for tho period of five or ton days and that such tlmo will bo given that honorable body to nccept the propo sition already submitted by tho com pany, and to mako a proposition to said company and further, If tho council and tho Water Company can not agree on the specific terms of a contract, this company is willing to pluce tho matter in the hands of a committee of arbitration, composed of citizens, to 00 selected ami appointed as hereafter may be determined. Tho desiro of tho company Is to be just to Itself as well as to tho city, and to render good service for living pay. The Waco Watkii Co. A young woman dressed as a boy asked to be arrested in St. Louis on Wednesday, and told a peculiar story, She said that her maiden name was Mmnie D3y, and that she was born on a farm near Lexington, Ky. At the age of fifteen, her parents being dead, she went to Sherman, Texas, as a servant in the home of a Mr. John son, a wealthy dry goods merchant. There she married Eldo Smith, a young machinist, and they moved to a small town near Birmingham, Ala. Last February her husband left in search of work and did not return. She then dressed herself in a suit of boy's clothes so as to beat her way on the freight trains, and institute a search for her missing husband. She travel ed to Cincinnati, Nashville, Memphis and Little Rock. In Terre Haute, Ind., she was arrested as a run away boy, and when she told them she was a girl they released her, and she went to St. Louis. She was placed in charge of the police matron. R. H. Gray, -DKALEK IN- STAPLE AND FANCY SSracsriss, Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran, Etc. Conulty Prodnce Bought ana Solfl: tannine Bras. 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' Strw Hats marked down to 25c. Boys' Waisls 15c. Boys' Unlaundricd Waists 35c. Men's Unbundried Shirts 75c. Men's Excellent Uulaundried Shirts $1.00. Clothing kor OE:ivr. 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 money. Notions AND- SMALL 1M 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. limine bos. 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 Departments Ladies' Calico Wrappers worth $1.00 to $1.25, for only 50c 4 Ladies' jMother Hubbards and Indi goes worth $1.50, for 75c and $1.00. White Lawn Wrappers and 'White dresses at.half regular price. mxjsxi:n: 1 r. We are offering special inducements 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 75c. LADIES' LOW QUAR TER SHOES. We are offering special bargains in Lacfies' Fine Goods. We will sell Bennett & Barnett's cel 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. Calf 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. And Low-Cut Shoes are cut way down. We only handle the best makes, and we guarantee a saving ot 25 per cent on the lowest offers you get. LEWINE BROS. ' Corner Austin and Sixth. Hi a tali Mai nderwea RET