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Waco Evening News.
m NVEWS COJsLl?J'2Xir. J. II. IIUKWltlltl. UiihIiio. Mnniwrr. siiiiscisu'iion Kinv ci:sis a juiniii Waco, TuxAfr, - - Aiuirsr 1, 1SS3. The month of July shows a decrease in the public dept of $3,000,000. The Comptroller of Tennessee esti mates that the increase of valuation in taxable property over the enure state over 1SS7 will be between $75, 000,000 and $100,000,000. The underground railroad in Lon don is about to substitute electric en gines for the steam locomotives now in use. Three electric engines of 200 horse power each, but working inde pendently, will be attached to each train. The Providence Journal suggests that if the Louisiana election is inves tigated the last Rhode Island election be included "concerning which some definite charges of bribery and cor ruption have been made, which have not etbeen brought to the attention of the courts by the parties accused." BRIEF MENTION. ALIi SORTS. J.P.Johnson Howatd, a once noted wealthy colored man of Brooklyn, where he is known as the "Black Prince," was sentenced by Recorder Smyth, of New York City, on Friday last, to seven jears and six months in the penitentiary for perjury in furnish ing straw I b il. Howard was left a large fortune, but ran through it in a year or two. Something like a panic has been caused among the farmers of the South of England by the almost total destruction of crops bv hailstorm June 20 and 21. Bob lngersoll writes to D. A. Blod gctts, Grand Rapids saying the story that his (Ineersoll's) daughters have joined the Presbterian JChurch "is a slander." B. F. Toothaker, a Lisbon (Me.) farmer, was stung on the leg a few days ago by a bee. Inflammation has now set in impairing the action of Lthe heart and his condition is con sidered very critical, It reported that Fanny Davenport, who was granted a decree of divorce from her husband, Edwin V. Price, early in June, was married in Los Angelos Cal., on the iSth instant, to Melbourne McDowell, the leading man of her company. Milk shakes have received a set back in Pittsburg. That city has a Sunday law which docs not permit the sale of intoxicating liquors on Sundav and prohibits the sale of milk, though permitting its delivery on that day. The proprietor of the Fulton Market was recently arrested and fined $25 and costs for vending milk shakes although the temperance agitator and orator brancis Murphy and the chief of police appeated in favor of the milk shake. The French Minister of Agriculture has published interesting statistics on forestry. The total area of Europe laid out in torest exclusive of Turkey, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina omitted in the offiicial statement is set down at 708,862,000,000 acres: that is about 1S.7 per cent of the area of Europe is lorest land. In propor tionto its area Great Britian and Ireland has the least extent of forest, amounting to only 4 per cent of its surface. Russia has the most forest. the area being 37 per cent of its whole extent. A watch dial now being made at the Waltham Works, has it is said instead of the twelve Roman numerals on the dial twelve small tilhouette figures. One o'clock represented by a young women with a babe in her arms. At 2 o'clock the child is large, at 3 it is lh short clothes and so it goes on until at At Elmwood, just outside of Cin cinnati. some thieves, on Tuesday last, dug up the iron box recently disposited in the corner-stone of the Catholic church, and robbed it of its contents, consisting of about $25 in different denominations, besides papers and 8 o'clock the babe is a schoolboy, and other articles of value. The box had tne woman disappears, ai 9 ne wears been securely cemented, as usual, be tween heavy stones, but the sacrilegi ous robbers had managed to tear the stones apart and dig the box up bodi ly from its bed of cement. (Jen. Thomas L. Rosser, of Con federate fame, is at the head of an immigration scheme which has for its purpose the introduction of immi grants from the crowded Northern state into Albermarle county, Virginia. At least he is the main spirit in the en- prise and offers to pay one-tenth of the entire expense of an agent for one year to go through the North and make a house to house canvass, arm ed with a map of the county with all the lands for sale, with the prices ask ed for same marked upon it. He thinks there will be no dfficulty in the way of 'obtaining all the desirable im migrants needed. Uncle John Robinson, the veteran showman is very ill at his home in Cincinnati. The old man is eighty twd years of age. Still his mind re mains clear and his memory good. He says the cause of his disease is drinking all the bad whisky that he had to drink in his early days when theie was a great deal of rough-and-tumble fighting. Charles Pinkerton, of the town of Corina. Minn., in digging for a cellar came across the remains of seven persons in a good state of preserva- toin. They were found in a kind of mound, were buried with their heads down, and were from seven to eight feet in height, and must have been placed there at least 200 years ago as on the top of the mound was the btump of an old elm tree two feet in diameter. The gypsies of the Trans lvania teach young bears to dance by placing them on heated iron plates while the traincr,plays on the fiddle. The bear lifting up its legs alternately to escape the heat involuntarily observes the time marked by the tiolin and even tually learns to lift his legs whenever he heais the music. a college gown and mortar board and at 10 he is parting from the woman at her deathbed. At 1 1 he is a middle-aged man and at 12 is old and decrepit. "Some time ago," says Nature, "an English resident at Canto, Mr. Pitman, bought a curious monstrosity a sow with six legs. The front part ot the body is simple that is, the am mal has one head, one thorax, and two front legs. Behind all the organs are double. M. Bexaure the French Con sul at Conton persuaded Mr. Pitman to let him have this strange creature for the Paris Museum of Natural History where it may now be seen. It is white, with great black spots and appears to be in perfect health. The separation of the two trunks seems to begin after the dorsal vertebra: but the animal is so fat that this cannot be precisely determined." A cablegram to the New' York Herald of the 26th, says: "Young William Walter Phelps Dodge and a still younger Miss Ida Lena Cooke were married here by the high sheriff, who is as successful at tying the mat trimonial as the more fatal noose. The bride's father was present and some of her friends. It was alleged that the young bridegroom had re ceived his parent's blessing and con sent by cable and that the principal motive for this was the chivalric one of saving the young lady from the idea of her having been compromised by the elopement. The young couple looked happy and have returned to the romantic lake district where love's young dream began " Miss Cooke is the circus rider with whom Dodge eloped some days ago. Mr. George M. Pullman the palace car prince is building himself a home at the Thqusands Isles i?iver St. Larence, that will be a wonder to that region. A letter to the Philadelphia Press says of it: "It is a tall tower like structure built entirelj of granite, An elevator will convey the family to the top of the tower. It will be ligh ted byelectiis city; in fact no expense is being spared to add to it all the modern improvements of a citv man sion and make it a veritable palace of beauty and comfort. It is whispered about that Mr. Blaine will become the guest of Mr. Pullman on his re turn from Europe but in answer to a letter of inquiry concerning the rumor I have Mr. Pullman's flat denial of its Wuth. Still every one believes that this greatest of Amerscans will again pull a few muskallonge from the St. Larrence river and to an early date." A Baao Ball Enthusiast. "Of linso l)ll I am ory fond," Salil Clara toiler frlnul) "And on tlio grand stand frequently. An afternoon I spend. I lore to licnr tlio players shout Amdycll ltko run thing) And I'm In hopes 1115 aelf, some day, To niulon diamond ring " "What If they should get to calling this campaign Tipplecanoe?" New York Evening Post. It is perfectly proper to carve out your own fortune, but you should not chisel, other people in doing it. Bos ton Bulletin. "Mamma," inquired Flossie, "Didn't the minister say that I got my eyes from you?" "Yes, dear." And you really used to have four eyes, mam ma?" Harper's Young People. Politician "Well, what do you think of taking the duty off chloride of sodium?" Saginaw Salt Man "Oh, I don't care a hang about making drugs cheap, but I don't want them to take the duty off salt." Flavored at Anyrate : Al. "I hear! Bill invited you to have a petit dinner Francais at his rooms; so?" Ed. "Yes, his cook is Irish. All the French about his dinner was the moutarde de Dijon." Detroit Free Press. Tramp "Can you give me some thing to do, sir?" Gentleman "What are you?" Tramp "I'm a journey man, sir." Gentleman "A journey man what !" Tramp "Just a journey man; that's my business." Washing ington Clitic. She "How immeasurably grand the ocean is ! It always lifts me above myself and makes our own little lives and interests seem so petty and hol low." Gustavus (who is feeling queer and heard imperfectly)-" I don't mind being hollow if I only dared fill up again." In the Country: Miss Travis "Oh, here you are, Mr. De Smith ! Mrs. Raynor says she lost the dinner horn and doest't know how to get the men up to dinner. Suppose you go out and stand on the piazza. I think they could hear your necktie as far as the last meadow." Burlington Free Press. Merchant (to partner) "Here's Hupenheimer, of Illinoise, writes that there is a mistake of $:o in the foot ing of his bill." Partner "In his fa vor?" Merchantr "No, in ours. Hon est man, he?" Partner "Does he send another order?" Merchant "Yes, a big one." Partner "Better get a special rating Irom Bradstreet before shipping the goods." Puck. R. H. Gray, STAPLE AND FANCY Groceries, Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran, Etc. Country Proftnce Boncht and Solfl: ? $ ? j J5. J5 ? WACO Si.Loiis,MaIs& Texas Railway. "Cotton Belt Route." Tlio New Standard Gauge Through .. Line ! Arkansas and Texas, EVENING The Boston Idea. Boston Times. "Now, my dear little man," said Miss Daisy Dimity, who had volun teered to teach a class of small boys in a Boston Sunday school, "you must sit real still, and I'll tell you about what a perfectly lovely place heaven ' is, and what a perfectly beautifu 1 time I you'll have if you are dear, good little I boys real little gentlemen, and go! there. You can't imagine how per-1 fectly charming it will be. Oh, there'll J be the most delightful music ! As good, I have' no doubt, as our own I symphony concerts, and there'll be J such lovely singing all the time ! Oh, life will be like a poem a real Brown-1 ing pom forever and ever. It will I just be too beautiful for anything ! Everybody will be so cultured and re fined and you can't think how lovely it will be !" "What if we go to the bad place !" 1 asked a wonder-stricken little fellow, i "O o-o-h !" ciied the teacher with a little gasping shriek. "Oh, that dreadful horrid, horrid place ! It will be full of all kinds of dreadfully I coarse, common people, and they'll be saying and doing all sorts of vulgar things, society will be so dreadfully, ' dreadfully mixed there it will be per fectly horrid to thing about. Ugh ! No, no; clear little boys, you must; mind your papas andmammaj, never ! do anything naughty, and then you'll ! go right to that dear, delightful place, I which will be filled with the very first families in all Boston, and it will be 1 too perfectly lovely for anything. NEWS, Via CAIRO to St. leap Connecting In Union Depots with ' t through trains for alt points In A Flue Oirer. Do you want hay. corn, bran, wood, ohiukons. eggs, buttor, a-cow and calf, ' or have you anything to soil or barter, I seo Geo. B. Lainbdon. I do business I at present under my hat, and can bo I fiiuiid on tlio street nftor nlno o'clock until four. Geo.B. Lamhdix. ' I will buy your cow and lot you keoj) hor as long ns you buy food from mo, or will bring you a cow, if you lmvo 110110. The boys and girls aro all going to ' Kophal's for fruits, toys and candles. . . Fine comb honoy at Joe Thomp son's. .Too Thompson has some of the pret tiest comb honoy in ono and two pound boxes, just received. PUBLISHED EVERY - DM EXCEPT SUNDAY. 50 GENTS PEtt MONTH. Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, 4 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. Louis, Arkansas nnd Texas Railway, D. MILLER, Gonoral Passenger Agent, St. LouisJ E. W. LoBAUME, v Ass't Gon'l Tass. Agonr, St. Loula. D. E. HIRSHFIELD, Local Ticket Agent, Waco, Texa