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Waco Evening News.
J, II. HUllWnitll, Iliiilnoi Manager.
BUllSUKtPTlON K1KTY CKNTS A MOXTU.
Waco, Texas, - Auhust 11, 1S38.
The funeral of Gen. Sheridan takes
place to-day. The remains will be
buried at Arlington.
Blaine arrived in New York from
Europe yesterday, and the occafion
was made a general ovation by his
Tin proposed Pacific cable betwen
Vancouver, Hawaii, the Fanning and
Vija Islands, New Zealand and Aus
tralia, will have a length of 6800
miles. Its longest single reach will
be about 2000 miles.
A vouncster at Aucusta. Me., went
to a circus armed with the family
Bible, and showed the man in the
ticket office the record of his birth to
prove that he was young enough to go
in at half price.
The general managers of railroads
centering in Chicago have agreed to
adopt the system of weighing live
stock shipments and charging by the
hundred pounds instead of by the car
load. The agreement becomes effec
tive Sept. 1.
A new kind of toboggan slide has
been introduced at Point Chautauqua
on the lake of that name. The
novelty consists in the chute project
ing into the water. The tobogganist
is dressed in a bathing suit and is
plunged into the lake at the end of his
A bottle thrown overboard from the
steamer Celtic two j ears ago, in lati
tude 40 degs. 31 min. north, longitude
30 degs. 45 min. west, was recently
picked up at Rivadeo, on the north
coast of Spain. The bottle had travel
ed 1050 miles east-southeast, half east,
at the rate of nearly 3 3-4 miles per
Maxwell was only twenty-five years
old. If he was guilty of malicious
murder, on which there is divided
opinion, his taking off at an early age
was for the good of society as he
seems to have been gifted with such
general cussedness that, allowed to
run on and improve with age, it might
have decimated mankind.
The debate between the Republican
and Democratic members of the House
on the question of which party has
been the best "friend of the soldier"
was a vigorous competition in dema
Kogery. JThebest friend of.the soldiers
is the one who will prevent their honor
being stained and the nation's bounty
wasted by fraud while bestowing gen
erous aid on those who deserve it.
The Baltimore Sun makes note of the
infallible sign that a national contest
is at hand: "One might know a presi
dential election was appoaching from
the roars of pain of the British lion.
Every day his tail gets a freth twisting
in the Senate, and it has no time to
recuperate. One day it is wrung to
the right by the patriots of the one
party and the next day it is wrung to
the left by a patriot of the other party.
So the poor beast is kept in agony,
and must pray for November to come
when he may lie down again for his
customary post-election nap."
.AWLESS MEN WHO COMPOSE THE
CZAR'S BODY GUARD.
Unvoted mid 1'iiiiIiicIi1imI Without IIaU
or Appr-clatloii of Danger amulet! luv
miintlr from Punishment lor All Cilm
Kxrrpt Cold Wooded Murder.
I sec hero ami nt St. .Petersburg only a few
soldiers in the street, nnd tlio dialling Cos
sacks riding like mad on houebuck aro tlio
life of tlio military for tho w Inter. Tlie Cos
sucks aro the life guards of the czar, nud roe
the mo.t interesting of tbo many chntneter
In this sti tinge country.
A genuine Comtek lias no moro appreciation
or droad of d.u.ger than be hiu 01 bis vodka
a tf rrlble rum, which be dur.l.s like wntel
ano which tmikei intoxication at sight. He
was the original soldier of Itussla, tbo patron
detective and the prune spirit in making ic
publican Institutions what they aro. Ho is
deotcd to the czar, and for bis devotion has
been knighted in the highest degree The
acme ot the Russian soldier is to beeomo as
,,.,.,t,1 ,. 1,1, iln Mirt-lrp iif the cron 11 and to
bo located nbout the paHco. When it hcldici
Is stationed in the vicinity of the palace and
it become known that bo ha-, been i ooognlzed
by tbo czar, his reputation btu m.ched the
zenith, nnd bo instantly become me immuu
Hon of the entire people To get n promo
tion en suite-tint is, into tkt- direct tervlco
of the cz.tr is to acquire the highest honor a '
milliou Htw-.Un soldleis n-pire to. I
?n nil the wars Huin has fought from her
organization the Co-snck3 havo tlgurcd most
conspicuously. They especially did the
bloody w oil: when Napoleon came over from
1 lance In 1SII2 and attempted to conquer tbo
Amnire. The irront Fi eneu cener.il found bis
men falling like bail when he was unable to
strike back, the enemy ninny being under
shelter. It was ecnttnuouj bushwhacking till j
tbeictteat began, when the Cos-sacks rode out I
10,06u ot: borseb'tek ai.d shot down in cold j
tlcod almost t w ice their number in Napoleon's
ranks. For cer.tui les these people ha o been
the prcdcuiii.au inhabitants on both Eides of
the Volga, and tho llrst to take up til ms in all
the t. rimea against intruders. Ifcailj half a
ccnturv ago tbo czar rewarded tho tribe by I
making all Cossack in his sen ice his special
life guard. Altogether tho most brutal and i
Ignotant, tbo Cossack is thus gncti the most
cousuicuous position in r11 this gi eat army.
Vhenoeryouseo Alexander llljouseoa
swaim of Cossacks nbout him, tiding over
pedestrians, flushing their sabers in tho air,
and holding high and arbitrary authority.
They ha e complete privilege and exercise it
to tho fullest extent.
IMMl'MTV AOAIS3T PUSISHMEXI.
A Cossack soldier 3 granted completo im
munity against punishment for all but the
highest ci Tine, w hub l murder In coin blood.
If bo wautcnlj muiueis an innocent and uu
offending citizen or companion he is court
tnai tialeil and pi cbabl iinpi i-oind for tin eo
or six mouths, but it is extieu.tly dilheult to
convict bin: when cnu arretted, lie is fm-
nished a horse, cothiiig and ration wkeu
stationed in a c,:y, but be i ghei. no salary,
and lations only wfcen bo cannot fcrugo.
About one-lourth of them aro supplied by
the hands of the czar, while nearly 100,000 of
them are privileged tc go about tho country
and in tho name ot tho czar pillago and plun
der. They hold up strangers, commit burg
lary sometimes nnd demand at tho hands of
tbo people the best thet 6 is to livo upon. It
is Useless to tnako complaints of their depre
dations, as they aro legalized. Tho people
bao to keep tho czar and guard his life;
they must protect him and all his interests,
and ho holds that they may just as well do
some of their acts for tho empire's preserva
tion directly, by maintaining a band of ma
rauders, as to do It indirectly through tuo
channel of the treasury.
It docs not follow that becauso a soldier is
a I1T0 guard bo must bo at tbo sido of tho one
he is employed to protect. His Held is in any
ipot bo can locato effort to injuru tho empiro
or its czar. He is a secret or public detec
tive, or a soldier, according to his purposes
or desires. He goes nbout, when not under
direct orders, in tho uniform of a soldier or
the dress of a civilian. At St. Petersburg,
not many days ago, I saw a Cossack in pri
vate citizcn dress on the street, walking iu
hot baste. Honors along ulster, buttoned
up to tho chin. 113 was in tho role of a de
tective In a little group ot men he espied
ais game a slender youth. Hastily unbut
toning bis great coat ho diew forth a bugK
A single, fcliort call, nud at his side were
three or four of tbo fiercest looking Cossack
soldiers I over saw. They came in a twink
ling, woro coats of mail, caps, and at their
sides nnd in their belts were pistols, knives
and maces sufficient to start n band of Texas
highwaymen. Thenrrest was not resisted,
and tho display seemed entii ely unnecessary.
Mocow Cor. Kansas City Times.
LIGHT AND AIRV.
Sum Peculiar People.
JT.ere was a youni? doctor of Siiye,
V lima patlenU seemed destlreJ to dW
Hut ho left I hem one day,
To (jo fishing, they say,
And they all got ell. Just tor n guy.
There U an oM nian'ln Duhith,
Who made up his mind In hU youth,
l.-il be nerer would lie!
How he'H longing to die,
Hr so tired of telling the truth.
TWro Is youu g Rlrl in Oohoos,
A fair and as fresh M rose;
lint sho ciphers In Greek,
Atnl she speaks Volspuk,
And she'll die ou old niald, I suppos.
There as a young man hi Japan.
Who wrote terse after this plan;
lint the populace rose, ,
And iheywlpt-d out that wretched young
Somen tlio Journal.
A Itml Iltrnk.
Fntent Medicino Man (to editor) You made
a nico mess of that testimonial adertiso
nicut. Editor Howl
Patent Medicino Man John Smith wrot'
"Your 'Lit 0 Fororer Pellets' nre doing me a
great deal of good. Send another box;" and
1 told you to give It a prominent place.
Editor I did Imm dlately preceding th
Patent Medicino Man Yes, and the ilrst
death notice on the list was that of John
Smith. Ttd Hits.
E. W. MITCHELL
wHTt REMOVE WiE
RAGLAND'S .-. OLD . STAND
v ' i
' TO THE STORE BEING REMODELED
At 402 Austin Avenue.
WHERE HE WILL GARY THE FINEST LINE OF
Kvtfv a am rfisa MimM.cs
I tiFXM' fffifoi Wlrl4 .
The 'at,ipnlirit Is Open.
"I be'g your pardon, sir, but can you tell
mo bow far it is to tho Fitchburj; depoti"
"Really, sir er I baldly feel called upon
at this time nnd iu this place er to statt
positively, but or"
"Oh, I nssuro jou, sir, there is no political
significance iu my question."
"Take your llrst right and keep straight
ahead two minutes walk." Bost:n Tran
script. An Aerostlo Oracle.
WHO is the man ou whom tho peopto'u eyes
WILL turn uoit fall? We only can surmise
1!E suro whoe'er the priceless pi lze shall gain,
UUK country star or tuitions win remain;
AND DIAMONDS, IN THE CITY.
MoorN IlaricitliiH In Henl I'.nlnto.
O110 lot with four-room houso, on
the corner of Sixtconth unit Wobstor
streot. rricoSOoO. Monthly install
Ono lot with threo-room houso, In
East Waco, near l'mil Qulnn collcpo.
l'rlco i400. Monthly installment, $12.
Ono lot with threo-room houso, on
NEXT autumn when n'revotlnir who shall U Xortll Sixth street, ill rear of .1. T.
PRESIDENT, when In etery Hate weiee
THE party sttlfe, lot's keep from anger freo.
MAN neer Is but always to bo blest
WIIO Is our next no doubt ill bu our best.
IS It not grand a nation's choice to bn,
ELECTED by tho Miflraeo of the fre?
St. Louis, Arkansas &
The rroinliim Iliinim int.
"Quimby, who do you think Is tho greatest
"Well, I think you are about as good as
any of them.''
"Thauks. For a fact, I lielleve I have
quite u talent in that direction."
"No doubt of it."
"When did you first regard mo as n hu
"When jou made your secnth promise to
pay mo what jou ono mo." Nebraska Stat
Sho Yes, dear, Henry nnd I havo made
all arrangements, and we nre to be married
Another She (who had designs on Henry
herself) I do so wish you will bo happy,
4ear. But bow did you over muster up cour
age to ask hiral-Philadelphia Call.
Ono lot with three-room houso, ou
River street, East "Waco, l'rlco $2o0.
Monthly installment, $7.50.
Ono lot with five-room house, on
North Tenth stroot, near West Ave.
Price $1,000. Monthly Installment,
One lot with four-room "houso, on
South Ninth streot, near Cleveland.
Price $900. Monthly installment, $27.
I One lot with threo-room houso, on
South Sixth street in rear of tho old
university. Prico $750. Monthly in
Vacant lots ou "Webster and Clay
streets, on Boll Hill. Prico from $150
to $300 each, on monthly installment
plan it tiesireti.
The Wr on Worilo. ,
The baby rolls upon tho floor,
Kicks up his tiny feet.
Ami poles his toes into his uiouua.
Thus making both ends meet.
The butcher slays the penshe pig.
Cuts oil his cars and feet,
And grind them Into sausage big,
Thus making both ends meat.
New York Journal.
"Cotton Belt Route."
The New Standard,Gaugc
Through .. Line!
Arkansas and Texas,
rpO KENT A nice three room cottnpe on tho
JL corner of Tenth and Wcbstor, good well
of water. .Apply to J. A. Janes tf
FOH SALE Ono book caso, 1 step ladder, 4
tables, 1 four horse engine, four heating
stoves ami pipe. :i desks, bowl nnd pitcher,
wash stands, half dozen chairs, Celigrnph tpe
wrltcr, olllce railing and counter, patent letter
Hies. 1 Hall safe, l store conntor, 20,000 old
papers nnd n large amount of other second
hand fnrnlture. Jxo. K. Klciin.
The "by elections" being held in
the several Southern states, this spring
and summer, do not hold out much
encouragement to the Republicans in
their projects of breaking "the Solid
South." Louisiana "started the ball
a-rolling," with a majority of 85,000,
and now comes Alabama with a round
75,000. It is noted that this is below
the majonty at the last election in that
state, which was exactly 107,621 ; but
the Republicans are scarcely likely to
feel much encouraged by this gain.
Seventy-five thousand majority is good
and safe enough. There is no Re
publican state in the Union that can
come anywhere near it.
Cruelty to Children In London.
Tho Baroness Burdett-Coutts lias written
an introduction to areport of the third year's
work of tli London society for tho Proven- '
lion of Cruelty to Children. Tho aritty of j
cruolty which the committeo has punished ,
and tried to punish ia ns follows: Immersing
x dying boy In n tub of cold water for nearly '
ib hour "to get this dying done;" breaking a I
girl's arm wliilo beating her wlthatroora
itick, then setting her to tciub the floor with
tho broken nun folded to her bitust nnd
whipping her for being to long nbout it:
hanging a naked boy by tied bands from a
book nt tho celling, thtte flogging him;
angely beating with loin belt, ftaing with
fists, and then kicking in tho groin, on tho
abdomen and fuco with workli.g bucts; lush
Ing a S year-old face and neck withdrtv-
man's whip; a, 3-year-old back beaten with
whalebone riding whip; Ibiottling n Ley,
producing tii titil strangulation to stop tbo
lerean.s of his pain; beating on scarctlj
tealed old seres, then thi listing tho knob of
peker into tht lad's throat, nr.d holding it
there "to stop tho row," London Letter.
A Heart llranVIng niscorery.
Anxious Father Why, what's the matterf
Little Sou JIo nil' Dick was playiu', wa
ras, Abo Lincoln nnd splittin' tails, and
w'en wo got that big board all chopped up
mamma came out an' took the wood In tho
houso fer kiudiln'.
"But you didn't want tho woexl, did youf"
"Then what aro you crying forP
"I've just found out I I ain't been playin'.
I I've beeu workin' boo, hool" Omaha
I!ulnes Is Iluslnesft.
Citizen (to undertaker) Fine establish"
meltt you've got heto, Mr. Mould.
Undertaker Yes; we nro getting things in
ihapo. I hope, Mr. Smith, that when you
want anything In my line you will bear mo
in mind: uud should you not bo in a condi
tion to er-ium uttia.1 to tho matter person
ally 1 trust your frieuds will not forget me.
A nay ) oung coquetto Is Misj Julia.
With flattery seeks she to rulia;
But twero best to beware,
Elso j ou'll find that, though fair,
Thts maiden Is seeking to fulia. Life.
TO IlKST Tho tntlro tipper-story or my
new building 402 Austin A enue .
E. W. Mitchell, Jeweler.
LOST A postofucc key, finder will please
return to the Saws ofllce.
COWS KOU ItENT-I have good milch cows
I will rent to parties who will take rood
euro of them at the low price of ono dollar per
moniu. uco. j.amuum.
Via CAIRO to
St Louis and (tap
Connecting In Union Depots with;
through trains for all points In
37IOU KENT Houso of seven room on Krank-
ltu and Ninth streets. Apply to C. X,
WANTED A few Regular Hoarders at 037
Austin street. Cool, pleasant nnd con
venient location. Mits. O. h. Wilkt.
81, 9V B0 In Gold for the greatest
number of words made front ''limes
Democrat." hend address on stamped em el
ope. ,. M. Anderson. Lock Box, New Or
WANTED Three room honse, convenient
to business. Apply t Nkus olllco.
A misjionary in South Africa sends n very
interesting account of a society of Christian.
Eudenxor among the Zulus Tho organiza
tion is modified necessarily to meet tho needs
ot the natives, but the main features aro tbo
lamo ns in America. The Zulu rouus reonle
l take much delight in their society, nre in
structed Dytne misalonurfes In Bible truth,
and learn to pray and work by actual cxpei i
ence, a3do their young brethren ou thoothr
side of tho globe.
An liiipleusaitt Awakening.
George Some men seem born to popular
ity, others to isolation. You and I have
lived iu tlio same city in the same walk of
life, yet jou havo a whole at my of friends,
Gus You aro mistaken, George. I thought
the same wuy myself, I confess, but this
morning 1 discovcted my mistake.
"Yes: 1'vo been trying to borrow $5." -
"How Into Hr. Tnwker stayed!"
"Ho would havo staged till tvoiv if I hadn't
sent him oil."
"I hope you did it politely, Peggy,"
"Oh, jcs. He was complaining of having
to bo nt the bunk so early in the morning,
and I only looked up at the clock nnd said in
surprise: 'Whyl Do you go to business in
vur drew suit f "Life.
EVENING NEWS O nice 0'i Austin Ave.,
corner 5th street, oer Goldstein & Migel's
37IOUND-TWO I'otent Lock JCoys, on Cth at.
J between Austin and Franklin Owner csn
get same bv calling at this office, describe
property, and pay lor this nntlrw.
Nicely fnrnished and well ventilated
rooms at the Brunswik Hotel, on
Ohio, and all Points
North and Bast.
Don't buy a ticket for any
point until you have consult
ed tho Agent of tho St. Louis,
Arkansas and Texas Hallway.
Hllve us this day our dally bread,"
lie prajed at early morn,
And then went out on the exchange
To raise the price of com.
HOUSE SIGN AND ORNAMEMTL
Painters .'. ana .. Paper .'. Hangers.
Prices Iteas-mablo and work Guaranteed.
OlUce Corner Bth and franklin.
General Passenger Agont, St. LoultJ
E. W. LoBAUME,
Ass't Gen'l Puss. Agent, St. Louis.
D. E. HIRSHFIELD,
Local Ticket Agent. '.WaooTex