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Waco Evening News.
THE NEWS COIvI'A.lsr'S-,
J. II. IIUHWOIHI. limine. Miinnsrr.
SlIIISCKllTIOK K1HV CEN'rS A MONTH
Waco, Tkxas, - - Jt'i.Y 31, 1SS3.
Forty thousand copies of Daudct's
L'lm mortel were sold in two dajs.
Sentor Temple Houston declines to
be a candidate for re-election to the
Arkansas is inviting immigationand
the lawlessness of a few bad men is
jpoiling the movement.
Old John liobmson, the pioneer
and veteian showman, is dying at Cin
cinnati, at the advanced age of eighty-two.
From cumulatie evidence it may
safely be said that the great California
bubbles have all bursted and the hot
ton' fallen out of the boom.
A search party is about to leave the
Congo country in Africa, to search for
Henry M. Stanley. The party will
consist of Mayor liartlctt, Trippor
Tib and Prof. Jamesen and 900 men.
It is estimated, from data in the
internal revenue department, that 2,
000,000,000 cigaretts were smoked in
1887. This would give 40 cigarettes
It is a singular fact that there never
was a Smith elected president of the
United States or governor of a state,
and no one of that name ever nomi
nated for president or governor. The
political genius 01 the tribe seems to
have died with the orginal Smith of
The negrots driven out of Arkansas
are in St, Louis, and one of the most
intelligent of them is going to lecture
on the condition of the black man in
the South. He declares that the
"warnings," were forged in older to
get an excuse to drive the negrots
lrom the country.
The Mexicans are damming the Rio
Grande at El Paso for irrigation pur
poses, and the El Paso Texans are
dunning the Mexicans for doing it
But they keep on all the same and the
governor of Texas will probably be
appealed to. The Mexicans say that
the Americans can dam their own side
of the river.
One oi the most shameless of the
shameful "trusts" which are rapidly
covering every product of mine or mill
is the "Cotton Bagging Trust." It is
rapidly getting control of all the bag
ging mills, has already put up the
price of bagging, and will squeeze
hundreds of thousands of dollars out
of cotton producers the present sea
son. Another bloody affair is reported
lrom Conway, Arkansas, in which two
deputy sheriffs were fatally wounded
while attempting the arrest of one
Fred Conway, a farmer. They found
him at the house and drew out a war
lant for nim. While one of them was
reading it Conway drew a knife and
plunged it into the officer's side, when
Conway's wife and two sons came to
the attack, and the other officer was
shot through the breast.
An Englishwoman who married an
American says: ''The proudest act
of my life was the marrying of an
American gentleman. I never could
have married one of my countrymen.
The women of my country I love and
admire but 'the men faugh', I never
liked them. They are too conceited
tor anthing and they are so domi
neering. 'When 1 came to America I
was told that I should see how Ameri
cans made queens oftheir wives and I
have found it so. A husband in En
gland never tells his wile what he is
doing. He thinks she has no busi
ness interesting herself about his affairs
I do not see so much of that in this
country. You don't know how I like
At tho Park.
Tough men iorplro and tho sun's a-llre,
Aim ino nnnojntTo nimiiic,
Miss Innocent "You have a great
head, Mr. Rye." Mr. Rye (confused)-"Um-er,
how did you know I was out
last night?" Washington Critic.
Tommy Fitler, who had just begun
attending Sunday school, put this per
tinent question : "Say, teacher, didn't
David lick Golier with one arm in a
sling?" New Haven News.
"Why, good .morning, Mr. Brown."
"Good morning Mis Smith." "What
do you think of my bathing suit?"
Fits me like a glove, doesn't it?" "Yes,
like an undressed kid."
A difficulty: She "Pete, dear, 1
wonder what we shall look like in
heaven?" He "We shall doubtless
be very beautiful, Duckie." She (in
nocently) "Why, how shall we know
each other?'' Life.
"Well," said Parson Poundtext, "I
stuck to my text this morning, 'any
how." "You did that," said the dea
con wearily: "you stuck to it till e
thought you'd never let go." Brook
Woman (to tramp) "I suppose you
find the dogs an unplcasat feature of
your life?" Tramp (with a blase air)
"Yes, ma'am; dogs often make
themselves disagreeably conspicuous;
but the greatest bane of the profes
sion is ennui."
Pretty Cousin "And what are you
going to do, Bob, when you grow up
to be a man?" Bob "I mean to be
a park policeman, and you shall be my
nurse." Cousin "But policemen
don't have nurses, Hob." Bob "Oh,
don't they, though? That shows you've
never been in the Park." Life.
Village Parson (entering country
editor's office "You promised to
publish that sermon I sent you on
Monday, but I do not find it in the
latest issue of your paper." Editor
"I sent it up. It surely went in.
What was the name of it?" Parson
"Feed My Lambs." Editor (after
searching through the paper "Ah
yes um here it is. You see, we've
got a foreman, and he put it under the
head of 'Agricultural Notes' as 'Hints
on the Care of Sheep.' "
ADesperato Old Man.
About three miles in the northwest
of Nacoocliee Valley there lives a
man named David M. Horton, now
eighty-six years old, quite infirm, and
who walks with a heavy stick in each
hand to support his body. He is liv
ing with his son-in-law, O. Odell.
Horton is passionate and wanted'
Odell to leave, but has he had prom
ised his wife (Horton's youngest
daughter) on her deathbed to take
care of the old man he refused to do
so, thinking the mad spell would wqar
off. Horton also" had some angry
words with his wife and threw one ot
his walking sticks at her, but missed
Soon after Odell stepped on the
piazza, and not thinking of any dan
ger, but the old man was prepared for
his victim, and suddenly seizing Odell
by the arm, plunged a knife into his
side three times, each lime cutting
through his lungs. Then brandishing
the bloody knife, he exclaimed, "Now,
d n you die!" and again stabbed
Odell, this time in the arm.
Odell recovered himself sufficiently
to knock Horton down, and seizing an
ax advanced on the prostrate man,
saying, "Who will die now." As the
old man lay on the ground unable to
help himself, he thought his time had
come, but not for a moment did he
weaken, but with old time dare-devil
spirit, for which he has long been not
ed, he cried, "Kill me, d n you;
you can't cheat me of many days."
Odell hesitated with his ax upraised,
when another man, who had witnessed
the whole transaction, called out, "He
has killed you, Odell; I hear your
breath coming out of the wound; kill
Odell replied, "No, he is an old
man and 1 will not kill him," and ex
pired shortly afterwards.
A Tennessee Beauty.
Narracansett Pier is nleasantlv ex-
cited this summer over the appearance
on tne ueacn 01 a tennessee beauty,
Miss Joy Lindsay. She is described
as belonging to that type which
Amelie Rivers loves to portray, being
a pure brunette with black hair in coils
around a perfectly-shaped head, black
eyes, lips full and like the red, red
rose, and a skin of ciear olive with
just a suspicion of color. Her cos
tume is all blue when she is ready for
the bath, the sleevless waist snowing
her round", white, plump arms. She is
about fie feet high", weighs 125
pounds, and is declared on all sides to
be the handsomest girl at the Pier
Mrs. Julia Ward Howe has returned
from her Western wanderings and is
at home at Newport.
Mrs. Times K. Polk, Mrs. Grant
and Mrs. Garfield do not need to put 1
stamps upon their letters. By special
act of Congress they were granted the
franking privilege for the remainder of
Expert riders say there is really no
"lady's horse," as any good horse is
as much suited to a skillful female
rider as to a man. Certain kinds of
horses aie best suited to certain kinds
of riders men or women that is all.
The late E. P. Roe used to do his
writing in a little workshop at the top
ofhis home. It is a long narrow, tin
carpeted room under the slanting roof.
It is well ventilated, and filied with
lazv lounges and chairs while common
book shelves.a large writing desk and
a cabinet of Hudson river birds are the
only other furniture in the room. Mr.
Roe's hobby was collecting birds and
studying their songs.
When people prate of novelties
found only in Paris confound them by
stating that the tall lamps which de
corate fashionable drawing rooms are
unknown to the conservative Parisian
households. Two of these "piano
lamps," as they are sometimes called,
were carried over as gifts In June and
set up in one of the most elegant
apartments in Paris where thev in
stantly created a sensation. French
taste has been forced to admit that
American taste is to the front in the
matter of lamps at least.
A Kentucky gentleman of an inquir
ing mind has been trying to find out
what the average girl talks about when
on ihe street. He has found out that
"if you hear 100 bits of conversation
between two women there are sixty
chances that they are talking about
'says he,' 'says I.' or 'says she,' with
the probabilites largely in favor of says
he.' Then there are . thirty-nine
chances that they are talking about
matters of dress, and only one chance
in the hundred that they are talking
about something else.
Spain has made no progress at all j
in the use of the telephone. In 1SS2
the government began to feel some in-'
terest in the matter, and a law was
voted allowing its use in the principal
cities. Even Russia preceded Spain,
for in 1881 the instrument was there
used quite commononly and even at
greater distance than in France.
Now in France, in towns boasting of
a population of iS.ooo inhabitants
the telephone is completely unknown.
Luxemburg gives the cheapest rates
for yearly subscriptions and Russia
A letter from Capt. Chace, of the
American whaling ship Niger now on a
cruise in the South Seas says that after
an excitng chase they captured a fourteen-ton
sperm whale off the East
Cape, N. Z. In cutting up the fish the
head of an old-fashioned harpoon of
the make of thirty-five years ago was
found embeded in the blubber. A
large lump had formed around the
iion which was in a good state of pres
ervation the projecting part showing
the action of the water. It must have
been in the whale twenty years or more.
The marks on the harpoon showed it
to have been manufactured in London
The mouse pest in Australia is
much worse than the rabbit pest.
The climate is so soft that they have
thrived enormously and there is said
to be "hardly a residence or. store that
is not pestered by the plague. In
some places they are so thick that in
order to get the stock properly fed,
men have to watch while they are eat
ing their provender. The week before
the Coolah races the vermin"got into
the boxes at the station and actually
ate the bandage off the horse legs,
while from every side come tales of
crops devoured so rapidly tliat many
fields have had to abandoned what
was left not being worth reaping."
A Flue OITer.
Do you want hay, corn, bran, wood,
chickens, oggg, buttor, a cow and calf,
or have you anything to soil or barter,
seo Goo. 11. Lambden. I do business
at present under my lint, and can be
faund on tho street aftor nine o'olook
until four. Gko. B. Lamiidin.
I will buy your cow and lot you
keop hor as long as you buy feod from
me, or will bring you a cow. If vou
Tho boys and girls nro all going to
Koplml's for fruits, toys and candles.
Fine- comb honey at Joo Thomp
son's. .Too Thompson has some of the pret
tiest comb honey in 0110 aud two
pound boxes, just roeoived.
Great bargains In unroJeemed
pledgos at your Undo DuirDomiiau'a
opposite the McLolland hotel.
R. H. Gray,
STAPLE AND FANCY
Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran, Etc.
Country Proflnce Bonebt and Sold:
EVERY - DM
St. Loois, Arkansas &
"Cotton Belt Route."
Tho New Standard Ganjce
Through .-. Line
Arkansas and Texas,
Via CAIRO to
Connecting In Union Depots with
througk trains for all point in
Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin,
Pennsylvania, Now York,
Ohio, and all Points!
North and Bast.
Don't buy a ticket for any
point until you havo consult
ed tho Agent of tho St. Louis,
Arkansas and Texas Hallway.
General Passongor Agent, St. LouhJ
E. W. LeBAUME,
Aas't Gon'l Pass. Agent, St. LouU.
11 E. HIRBHFIELD,
Local Ticket Agent, Waco, Tax