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WACO EVENING NEWS. YOL. 1 WACO, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JULY 24, 1888. NO. 8. SANGER BROS. WILL ALWAYS TELL ! .OUlt GREAT MARKING DOWN. FANCY CHINA MATTINGS Has given us during the last few weeks an increased sale in this line which we never expected, but as we are still overstocked we will have JH9QTHER GREET SACRIFICE SRliE! MARK OUR 1' VICES ! J Our 17 ct. and 20 ct. quality will be sold for 12 1-2 cts. Our 30 ct. quality will be sold for 20 cts. Our 35 ct. quality will be sold for 25 cts. Our Damask Matting will be sold for 35 cts. LACE CURTAINS CUT Our $1.50 Lace Curtains will be sold Our $3.00 " " 11 ... Our $4.00 " " ii 11 11 Our $5 00 ' .. ' ii .1 11 Madras Curtains, Tamborn Lace Curtains, Antique Lace Curtains, Irish Point Cur tains Nottingham Lace Curtains. AT SUCH PRICES AS THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN HEARD OP BEFORE. MOSQUITO - BARS! In tho pleco und ready mado will bo sold for tho balance of tho season at such prices that it would be folly to allow these little Humming Birds to trouble us. A Large Assortment of Dado Shades on Hartshorn Rollers at 60 cts. and Upwards. The Cut Prices in our Carpet Department are Still Going on. Sanger Brothers. CALLED SESSION. Consideration of the Water Sys tem and Aotion Thereon. Tho city council held an extra ses sion yesterday afternoon to considor tho plans for a now hystom of water works submitted by tho engineer U. C. Morgan who lias been ongagod somo weeks in drafting a system of water works for tho city and also to consider means of securing a tempo rary supply of water whllo tho wator works question is in abeyanco. In tho ilrst part tho following was tho j-oport of tho committoo on tho en gineer's plans and estimates: lo the Mayor and City Council : Gextlesif.n We, your committee to whom was referred C. Morgan's plans, estimates and specifications for a system of water works for tho city of Wnco. submit tho following: Wo re commond the adoption of tho.plans of Engineor Morgan, and his system as submitted, to cost $101,5!7, as IJlus trate'j in maps and estimates in hand, forwarded by Engineer Morgan, re visodahd oxtoiidcU according t& sug gestions of tho council, nttor oxamln Ing his first plans and specifications. As for Mr. Morgan's suggestion that , wo abandon tho plan of substituting six inch for four inch pipe- on cross sections, wo recommend that the sug gestion bo accepted, provided no hydrants bo placed on four inch mains except in sparsoly settled quarters or tlio city. Wo leeommond tho adoption of 111 hydrants, to bo located us tho council shall in futuro designate. The report ol committoo was relorred to tho standing committoo on wuter works, with instructions to City En gineor Curjey to make a map of the proposod system. A communication wus road from Presidont C. W. White making sever al nronosals for contracts for water supply embracing different lengths of time wjihjj) vas freoly discussed, tho discussion resulted' In tho following resolution which was adopted. Jtenolvcd, That the following pro position is hereby offered the Waco titer Company, Wo agree to i pay the Waco Water Company for all lire hydrants now in use aud good order tit the tato of $G0 per annum for twelve mouths, rentals, to be paid quarterly. Alderman Laoy was appointed a WIGHT IN TWO ! ! at ... . $1.00 1.50 2.00 2.50 committoo of ono to notify Mir. White of tho action of the council, when the council adjourned, subject to an ex pected call for another extra session. The following is tho communication of tho Waco Water Company to the Council. Office of Ihc Waco Water Company, Waco, Texas, July 23, 1888. j To tliu lion. Major anil Council of tho City of Wnco: Gentlemen : EosDondhiEr to the re- nuost of tho Honorablo Mayor, and prompted by un earnest desiro for a just and satisfactory settlement of the mucn voxou wator question, wo here with submit to your honoarblo body tho following propositions for tho sale or leuse of our wator works to your city, or for contracting for water supply lor nro proceotion for uuieront periods of time and at prices stated. In addressing tills communication to your Honorable Itoard, tho presi dent of tho wator company expresses tho hope that it will bo receivod in tho same spirit that uotuatod tho writer in submitting it; appreciating tho exposed condition of the city and roall.ing that this is another instance whore concessions could bo mado on both sides, and an amicable adjust ment effected of tin uufortunato dif ference. Tho proposition to soli or lea so is not tho result of a suggestion by Mayor Hinohman nor any ono else, but originated with tho president and of our own volition, and is made from a purely business standpoint. We would take occasion to say, that wo have noticed with in tores t u dis position on tho pure of some, to have the city own and operuto her own wator works, and 10 this end wo would state, without rcsorvo, that we aro anxious to sell or loaso to tho city at any tlmo, and aro willing to submit tho matter of purchase, in all Its details of prlco, terms, tlmo and conditions to a board of arbitration, to be appointed in the usual way. Should your Houorable Hoard not be Inclined to buy or, louse our sys tem of water works, then we submit tho following propositions for the rental of hydrants to the city for fire protection. Hut before stating tho details of theso several propositions, wo would say that a hydrant fran chise or contract with a city has no special value in the inonoy markets of tho East, unless It is made to run for 25 or 30 years. Sevoral contracts have been mado In Texas, notably Austin, Ft. Worth, Galnesvillo aud perhaps other cities, at tho annual RETAIL . DEPARTMENT- Iai, mm l tail Isaac Lewis' HAVING SUCCEEDED TO THE BUSINESS LATELY OWNED BY H. B. GTAJ&LJLJS & Co. CORNER AUSTIN AND FIFTH STREETS, We would Respectfully Invite Attention to our unusually well assorted stock of Dry G-oods, Embroideries, Clothingr, Genis - Furaifpra - m&9 toil ? Carpets :. anil :. Matte. PRICES GUARANTEED AGAINST Leasing, Solomon Hosential, Corner tlx and Austin Sts( rental of $100 for eaeli Are hydrant, and for a term of forty years. Tlmo is a potential factor in all water con tractsthe longer tho tlmo tho cheaper the rental of hydrants, and It is clearly to tho interest of cities to contract on tho basis of long tlmo, but reserving tho right to buy tho works at intervals of each ton years during tho the term of tho coutraot, the price always, in such cases, to be dotorminod by ar bitration. A contract on this basis places a water company on a Arm footing in tho financial world, and enablosit to placo its bonds and socuritiosat a low rate of interest, and at par valuoin tho markot. Should a satisfactory arrangemont bo effected with this city for a longi term, our company could mako all needful Improvements and extensions as tho growth and development of tho city might require. From tho foregoing you will readi ly undoistand tho differences in prices named below for service ron derod for tho dtffbront times. It has boon requested that a prlco bo numed for a few months, so as to allow tho city to comploto tlio public clstorns now under construction. Wo would thorofore say that if tho city deslros to uso our hydrants, numbering 117, for a fow months oiqy, or any term loss than ono yoar, wo will chargo at tho rato of seven (S7.00) per month for eifoh hydrant. Payment to bo mado monthly. bhould the city desiro to uso our hydrants numbering 117 for ono or moro years by tho year, wo will charge for such service tho sumo prlco as tho city is now paying us, namely (80.00) eighty dollars per hydrant, payable quarterly in tho same mannor as pay ments aro now made. But should tho city dooldo to mako with us a long time contract suy for twentv-llvo or thirty yours, wo would chargo for 150 hydrants tho Oil hy-1 drants not now erected to bo locuted by your Honorable Hoard, in agree ing to place them in position within twelvemonths from date of coutraot an annual lental of (S00.00) sixty dol lars per hydrant, aud all hydrants In tho entire service to ho guaranteed to give a first-class tiro protection, und not exceeding CO fonts per 1,000 gal lons to private consumers. Buoli a contract would enablo us to develop If possible a better water supply and to replace the three-Inch pipe aud all old hydrants. Hut it is well-known to your houorable body that within the past two years that almost all of the three-inch piping and old hydrants have been removed und Old Stand.) replaced with lurger piping aud the latest and best Improved hydrants. We have extended our system over tho greater portion of tho city with largo and sullicient mains for all prac tical purposes. Wo liavo built a largo Tosorvolr of amnio capacity and to day wo can say in all soberness and truth that tho city has as good a sys tem of water works for ilro protection and general usefulness as any city within our stato. Our plpo system lias tlio capacity of dollvoriug three and one-half millions gallon of water into your stroots within twonty-four hours, which is an abundant simply for a city of 50,000 inhabitants, allow ing forty gallons per capita. Avo havo Just erected a new pump with a ca pacity of throo million gallons por day. Bhould your Honorablo Hoard not approvoot unyof tho foregoing prop ositions, thon wo nro willing to adopt tho contract now In force In any city In Texas of tho sizo or largor than Waco; you to dosignato tho city whoso contract shall bo adopted, provided said contract shall run for twenty-live years and tlio city to take tho same number of hydrants as such city and pay tho samo annual rental as pala by such city and wo to make tho samo ratos to private consumers as are made in such cities. We doom it propor to stato as rogards tho sevoral propositions heroin submitted, that dotulls havo boon pretermitted. Should either of tlio propositions bo favorably considered, all details can Ld satisfactorily arraugod by con for eueo and through commlttoos. However, in conclusion, should all our propositions bo rejected oy your Honorable lionrd, we cuii say in all candor and without roserve that wo aro willing to submit the wholo mat tor of contract for wator supply for lire protection and all other purposes,' to arbitration. llespoctfully submitted, Waco Watkii Company. lly C. W. White, President. Most of tho ladles in Saratoga have discarded tho bustle in honor of Mrs. Cleveland. Ono lady, says a corres pondent, recently arrived at tho springs "with 300 dressos and two trunks filled with bustles. Theso trunks hayo not been opened. The unprecedented number of 16 1,705 bills have so far been introduced in the House this session, against 11,200 for the two sessions of the last Con gres. The amount of real work ac complished always bears an inverse ratio to tho amount mapped out. CATAHOULA'S WILD OIRL. Two Badly Frightened Citizens Give a Dioorlptlon of Her. Trinity (La.) Herald. One day last week two strangers passed through Trinity on loot, hav ing traveled from Alexandria. They gave a thrilling account of a meeting held with a wild girl of Catahoula, near Hemp's Creek. They say she is one of the most ferocious looking beings that the human eye was ever cast upon. At first they thougnt she was not far from home, and only on a jaunt through the woods. They stop ped to ask her a few questions, but could not get her nearer than fifty feet. She is as fleet as a deer, and they sav that at one leap she cleared a large root seven feet high. She uses no language, only gibberish, and is cloth ed with nothing but what nature gave her. Had these men been on horse-back they say it would have been almost impossible to capture her. Her arms are long, brawny and muscular. She appears to be about sixteen years of age, has a kind of a limp when walk ing. They could not get near enough to distinguish whether she had a de formed foot. She had an old knife which they say was about eight inches long, which she no doubt used dex trously. She is in hight about four feet six inches, and would weigh about 125 or 140 pounds, with no surplus flesh. These gentlemen say that in that neighborhood they gave informa tion and no one seemed to know any thing about the girl. At one place a man told them a few days ago he saw a young calf lying dead in the woods about two miles from the neatest house, with peaces cut out of it, and now think that the girl is the one who killid it. The men say they would not sleep in the woods near where they saw the girl for all that was in the parish. They think she can conquer any three men in the neighborhood. She has immense eyes, a d her hair hangs to her waist ahd is of a beautiful brown. A great many who have heretofore doubted the exsistence of this girl are now convinced that it is a truth, the information coming, as it did, from two men who had never been in the par ish before. A committee of fifteen men with provisions for two weeks will be organ ized, and steps wil be taken soon to capture her. The country is aroused. Only a few weeks ago she was seen near the Swilley settlement catching a goose. BRIEF MENTION. Tho now Gorman Emperor, unllko either Kalsor WUholm I or "Unsor Fritz." is strongly prejudiced against Freemasonry, and has in consequouco novor Joined tho order. It looks as though Tlmo was getting In ids mellowing work when tho wid ow of tho lato Vlco Prosldont Hon drloks attonds a recoptlon in honor of lluthorford Li. Hayes. And in lies ton, too! A lady of Honoy Orovo, Tow, prides horsolf on tho fact that Abo Lincoln courted iter and uskod her to bo ills wlfo. Sho refused tlio spllcens ho wan thon tho homliost man in Illinois. iVdmlral Dunont mado it a flxod rulo never to permit ills crows to go Into battlo on an empty stomach. Ho iioiutnut a lull stomach mado a man brave, und that tho bettor tho rations tho bottor tho eator would light. It has been provod that a Paris Stock Exchange syndicate sont no less than COO telegrams to all parts of tho world announcing tlio death of M. do Lossops with tho object of prevent ing tho success of his new loan. Did Oeorgo Washington oat groon poas with a knife? This Important historical question is soouring tho at tention of quidnuncs. Quuckenboy says ho did. Tho Cloveland Leader thinks so, too. Another writer as sures us Washington played with his fork on tho dinner tablo. beating on tho odgo of tho board. It hardly sooins posslblo thut tho Kathor of his Country should havo been guilty of such rudeness. It saddens us to think of him as lucking a knowledgo of the elements of Miss Nuucyism. Will tho historical society of lioston 1 toll us if AVusbington over spilled a 1 ootash with a spoon or a fork? Did pea from his knife? Did he eat sue- he wipe his mouth with tho comer of his napkin or wjth the middle broadside? Did ho uso ilngor-bowls? Let us have these questions settled at onco and forever. It may bo that wo hall have to give up Ceorge, after all.