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Waco Evening News.
T the news aoivriA.Kr"5r. J. II. HimWOOD, BattufM Mnir. HvnscnipTioN nrrv cknts a month Waco, Tkxas, Jut.vS8, 188S. The first wagon load of new corn went into Fort Worth yesterday and was fold at 40 cents per bushel. Gen, Harrison is a member oi one of the largest coal syndicates in the country. Steve Elkins is also interest edjheavily in the same concern. So is Mr. Blaine. Justice Charles, at Liverpool, re cently sentenced a man to seven years penal servitude, and his wife to the same punishment for life, for cruelty to their child, a. little girl, whom they had kept imptisoncd in a dark cellar, and had beaten burned with a hot poker and otherwise abused. Speaker Carlisle has written a letter from Washington to Harry T. Wilson of Covington in which he says that he will be a candidate for re-election this fall but is in doubt whether he will ever allow his name to be used again for Congress from his present district. That free whisky plank proves to be a mill stone about the neck of the .Republican party. To insist that the tax shall be inaintai ned on salt, lum ber and clothes, and to demand that they be removed from whisky, is a proposition that the American people cannot put up with. Jolly old John Robinson, the veteran bhowman, who had been a leader in the circus business for over a half century, is lying critically ill in Cin cinnati, and his physician does not think that he can recover. His dis ease is cirrhosis of the liver with drop sical tendencies. The Pinkerton Detective Agency is a great thing for the newspapers of Chicago. It is not only continually unearthing great and sensational crimes but if the crimes don't come along fast enough it sends out some of its detectives to incite them. W. G. Turner, of New York, who died at Washington Tuesday will be re membered as a mysterious witness in Uie Star route trials when he was connected with the Postoffice Depart ment. It.was believed that he pos sessed the most damaging evidence against Steve Dorsey and the other conspirators but he steadfastly refused to "give them away." Myriads of toads about the size of a grain of coffee fell at Beaver Falls, Pa., on Monday. They covered the track of the Pittsburg and Lake Erie Railroad "several inches thick, and a passenger train slid past the station before it could be brought to a stand still owing to the rails being made slippery by the crushed bodies of the little reptiles. The track had to be cleaned and sanded before the train could start again. Calvin S. Brice, chairman of the Democratic campaign committee used to teach school in Ohio and take part of his pay out in boarding around at the homes of his pupils. In less than twenty years he caved out for himself the great fortune he has made. It vas thei father of one of his pupils who gave him the first start. He saw the young teacher and like him and let him into a growing railroad enter prise at a low cost. Among the men who have weilded the pick and shoved on the aqueduct building for New York is a new brother-in-law of the Duke of Marlbor ough. This young fellow, whose name is Renshaw married Mis Price a daughter of Com. Price and sister to the Duchess of Marlborough. Ren shaw was a civil engineer but being unable to get a place in the engineer corps jhe took that of a common laborer and after flourishing the pick all day would change his overalls for a dress suit and lead the german at Fifth avenue balls in the evening. It was not long before he was promoted, however. ARTESIAN WATER! THE EARTH BENEATH US CHVES UP ITS SECRETS A Great Subterranean River Flows Bonoath this Olty. Yesterday evening it a few minutes boforo eight o'clock, the drill at Jus. I. Moro'a artesian well was plodding away at a depth of 1178 or 1170 feet, at eight o'clock at a dopth Jof 1180 foot the drill struck not rook but water. Tho wator roso steadily till tho too of tho well was reached and still higher and ran down tho sldo of tho hill, and the quostlon of artesian wolls under Waco was settled. Ou one of tho highest hills about tho city this morning a stroam of wator Is run ning from the very bowels of tho oarth from a subtorranean rlvor which has its headwaters in the granites and porphyries of the groat Itockv Moun tain ranpo, a big thousand mllos away, and its mouths far beneath the Gulf of Moxlco. Tho Importance of tho discovery Is such that it is not sec ondary to lallroadsor factories, nnd If Waco wero to doclaro a holiday and colobrato with flags and banners, pro cessions and music tho colobration would still fall bolow tho merits of tho occasion. With plenty of wator Texas Is tho grandest stato in the Union, and tho artesian system is pregnant with promise to yot supply what too often tho heavens deny. Ton years ago Mr. .Tas. I. Moore was impressod with tho importance of artesian wells and formed the re solve to boro for artesian wator, but held tho resolution in uboyanco till a suitable place was secured. Tho old McClelland place has for many years been In his mind as tho place which suited him for a homo and with tho purchase of that placo came the old desire to try for artesian water. With in twenty-four hours after tho dood was made to that placo ho was nego. tinting- for tho boring of an artesian well. Warned by some falluros ho sought out parties who knew tho bus iness to perfection and mado a con tract for fifteen hundred feot at two dollars per foot unless wator should bo reached at a loss dopth and with a proviso to go deeper if required. Tho parties with whom tho contract was mado wre experts and had the most improved machlnory, tho well wont down with great rapidity, at a depth of about a thousand foot artesian water was struck with a modorato flow, at a greater depth a stream of sulphur water, and last night the great stream which this morning has trans formed a holo in tho ground worth nothing into a flowing artesian well. Tho wator Is believed to bo puro, fresh, freestone wator, although this cannot bo definitely determined as the salt water stream, for tho want of casing, is mixed with it. Neither is tho flow of tho stream determined, though there Is good reason to believe it is a large one. For sevoral days tho well drlllors have been troubled with cav ingin of.'a looso slato rock which has filled tho bottom of tho well to tho depth of a hundred feot with mud and slato which efforts yesterday to penetrate with tho drill packed al most solid. Tho water Is now flow ing ovor tho top which makes it a flowing well, and it is being forced up through one hundred loot of tight packed mud and slate which shows such a power in tho flow that when tho mud is removed it 1b confidently believed that it will flow with a six inch stream. If this hopo should bo realized and tho water proves to be good the value of tho well is incalcu lable It is situated on one of the highest hills overlooking the city and can be collected in a reservoir and distributed ovor tho city by natural pressure, besides making tho large grounds of tho owner a paradise by irrigation. Casing is being put down to-day which will stop tho flow of salt water and a now drill is expoctod tills ovoning so that early next wook tho mud wlli;bo romovod and drilling con tinued and tho capacity of tho woll detormined. To tho successful discoverer of nr tesian wator too much praise cannot bo awarded. A man of largo moans who employs a sharo of ids honestly acquired wealth, as Mr. Moore has al ways done, in ontorprisos which ro dound to public good, becomes a public- bonofaotor. Whatovor privato and personal bonoflt may accrue to himself from tho woll, tho contribu tion to sclonce, tho demonstration of an artesian system bonoath tho city at a deflnito dopth aro bonollts In which tho stato at largo and Waco in particular aro sharers. In Dallas a day or two ago the au thorized agents of the Bell Telephone had all the apparatus of the Pan Electric, consisting of phones, boxes, bells, switch-boards, and everything else connected with that suppressed company, carted to the dumping ground and destroyed by piling it upon, logs and brush and the n firing the heap, Tho material originally cost over $6000. The Bell people were offered half value by the Erie, but refused, preferring to burn the whole business to get it out of the way, so that when the Bell patent ex pired it cannot be brought into possi ble instant use. They are thus de stroying the Pan-Flectric furniture in all the towns where it was used. A petrified man has been unearthed in the corner of an old field in Bara bra, Sank county, Wisconsin, which surpasses any human petrifaction, heretofore found. The arms and lower limbs are gone but with that exception the body is in a perfect state of preservation although by some accident large pieces have been broken from the lower regions and lost, while the right shoulder and the left side of the head cannot be found. It is a remarkable find and would be more so if the head was not missing. A grand Republican blow-out is be ing arranged for the reception of Blaine in New York, 1000 Republi can clubs and 50,000 receptionists ate expected to greet his arrival from Europe. Mr. Dean, an Englishman, formerly commander at Stanley Falls, was re cently killed in he Congo State in an elephant charge. ALL SORTS. It is toper old Stands gazing at the belles as they iass by: In blue and pn en and gold Tue ftiathers on their hats and bonnets o. Muses the toper said, With such display of plumage deeply exed: 'Fixed are the laws of trade: The Ml surely raise the' price of cocktails noit" "What ierc the last work of Brig ham Young?" asked the teacher. "He never had any," replied the smart bad boy; "he was a married man." Bur dette. The reflection of an Anarchist in a picture gallery: "How exasperating to think of SO mtmh r.inv.n w.ictprl while thousands of poor wretches are unauie to ailord more than one shirt to their backs." Judge. "Pa, what's an anomaly?" asked rsooDy, loosing up trom his book "mat me American ear e is hn ri, headed, yet there are no flies on him," repuea pa, viciously slapping his shin ing pate. Binghamton Republic. "Of all seasons of the year, Dr. iJiagnosis," sne said to a young phy sician who was helping her look at the moon, "which do you most prefer?" "I think I prefer the watermelon sea son," he replied in a low business tone of voice. Epoch. Dinguss "Shadbolt, can you spare $5?" Shadbolt "Certainly, Dinguss. Here it is." Dinguss "Thanks. I'll just give you my note for the amount. Shadbolt (who knows him) "No use wasting paper, Dinguss, I told you I could spare the $5." She (of Boston) "I fawncy, Mr. Wabash, you find the Boston pronun ciation of the English language some what different from that of the West?" He (of the West) "Well, yes, Miss Wadlo, quite so. You speak, do you not, what ts termed in French a patois?" "Charlie, I've asked you a dozen times to get my bread-knife ground it's as dull as a hoe." "All right, I can do it myself if you will let me have an apple pie and the crank of the coffee miU," "What are you go ing to do with them, for pity's sake?" "Rig a grindstone." Springfield Union. "Naomi," said the youth, passion ately, as he lingered at the front door last night and held her hand at part ing, "as your affianced husband I may now surely claim the privilege of a kl " "Wait 9. moment, Alpheus," said the lovely girl, as she looked at the moon, "the eclipse is not quite to tal." Chicago Times, Dem. Judge "Solomon Moses, why did you kill Israel Solomon, your bosom friend, in the mpn.nTri r,r...i Park?" S. M.-."Hp innnit m krossly Chudcre." TiW tnn ..,!,. way?" S. M....W vnc r a. hedge-hog's cage unt I said I vos hun- gry. israei said : 'Solomon, is it for pork vou nine?' nn t i-;w u: . judge "Acquitted."Town tonic's. My Looking Glass. Having fully made up my mind and by practical tost, demonstrated the feasibility of tho Cash System in tho Grocery Buslnots, I shall contlnuo on tho same lino only and shall make great efforts to moot tho most rapid competition. Howlng straight to the lino, lotting tho chips fall whore they may. And I take this method of soli citing tho patronago of tho poople of Waco, who pay for thoso groceries, assuring all that my goods shall bo tho best, my prices the lowest, my sorvieounexcolled, my efforts to please unbounded. A trial is anxiously de sired from nil who so 1 this looking glass, by Jno. M. Coopkk, Waco Supply Storo. Mr. J. H. Bird, of Tohuacanna, says with 0110 bottle of Tucker's "Brazos Chill Curo" he broko up, last week, threo cases of chills and fever. On Monday ho bought two moro bottles for his laborers, stating that ho folk sure this medicine would koop them ontholr foot, whoroby ho would be enabled to save his crop. A nice, cool dinning room, and all apartments kept in order at the Bruns wick. One of tho uleost and qultost places at which to drink Is the Cotton -Exchange. R. H. Gray, STAPLE AND FANCY Groceries, Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran, Etc. Country Produce Bonght anfl Sold: ??????? EVENING NEWS, PUBLISHED EVERY - DAY . EXCEPT SUNDAY. 50 GENTS PER MONTH. i i i i i i i H WAN St. Louis, Arkansas & "'1, Texas Railway. "Cotton Belt Route." The New Standard Gauge Through . Line ! Arkansas and Texas, Via CAIRO to St. icap Connecting In Union Depots with tbrougk trains for all polnU In Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and all Points: North and Bast. Don't buy a ticket for any point until you have consult ed the Agent of the St. Louie, Arkansas and Texas Hallway. D. MILLER, General Passongor Agent, St. LoolaJ E. W. LoBAUME, Aw't Gon'l Pass. Agent, St. Lcufc. a E. HIRSHE'IELD, Local Ticket Agent, Waco, Tx