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Wc will make our Millinery Department, on Second
Floor, Main Building, the centre of attraction
for the Ladies. We will open our Ele
gant Line of Specially Importrd
Showing the Latest MOOES DB PARIS and all the
Latest Bffeots of the East. Our Display of
WliolesaleProflnce, Commission Mercliaiits,
HnniUo or purchase mcrj tliinK in tho Produce lino, nnil respectfully ask onr friends
to call or make consignments. WrfJunrnntoe Fnll Mnrkrt Trier and Sat
isfaction In Every Particular. Try ns and bo convinced,
John I). Maylleld wishes to stiitc to the reople that ho lends money on Household l'ur
iillure, Tcann, llusfilr-t, Carrlnsot, Pl.toli, Miulcnl Instruments, and all othor articles
of alue, with or without removal, and for as long time as the Interest Is kept paid. Also
buys, sells and exchanges rallroail tickets, discounts notes, lends on all regular banka
ble paper, real estate, etc. A full lino of unredeemed pledges for salo. On $10 deposits
12 per cent. Interest allowed. Austin street near the plaza,
X-TIi Tixbs SBviqgs-lisan HssD0liflan.-x
Announces, through Its secretary, Mr. Jno. D. Mayflcld, that It now has every share
In Its $100,oCU stock In forco. That It has bought and built for the people or Waco, during
tho past year, thlrty-sK homes. The association will buy )on a home if you only have a
small amount orthe purchase price to pay und will allow you long time on the balance,
with small monthly payments.
. TBe FashionaWe Mercliant Tailor
I have Just received a most elegant lino of lm
ported and domestic goods for tho fall and win
ler trade, which Is now open for Inspection
and at prices never before heard of. I cmplo
nono but nrst-class workmen.
Order your tlokots from D. Doiunau
& Bro., opposite MoLollaud Hotel.
ill turn
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fumrai tor succeeding wboro
other have foiled.
rill trip. 81 to 91 llwn
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Central Texas Presbytery.
Bartlett, Oct. s- The Central Tex
as Presbytery is in session here now,
W. L. Lawrence was elected modera
tor and J. M. Russell clerk. The
opening sermon was preached by Dr,
Smoot, of Austin.
My Ilia Own Hand.
HouLton, Oct. ;. This forenoon
an old gentleman named Lou Duffy
shot himself through the head with a
small pistol, causing instant death. It
occurred at the home of his son,
Charles Duffy, 38 South street, near
the water works standpipe.
A n oiiiim Found Murdered-
Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 5 .The dead
body of a woman about 23 years af
age was found this morning lying on
the banks of Little Conestoga creek,
west of Dillersville. Her clothes were
badly torn and bore appearance that
the body had been thrown into the
creek and afterwarks pulled out. Life
had been extinct for some time. The
body has not yet been idetified. The
coroner is investigating the mystery. '
A Cabbage Trust.
Findlay, O., October 5 The cab-
bage growers in the neighborhood of
Weston, Wood county, who grow large
quantities ot this vegetable for Find
lay, Toledo and Cleveland markets,
have organized a trust which embraces
all the large cabbage growers, who re
fust to sell any of their products, which
have jielded immensely this year, for
less than five cents a head in his field.
This trust controls the entile cabbage
product of northwestern Ohio.
L 8. m R.
Your especial at
tention is called to the
following bargains in
Hosiery, the like of
which has never been
attempted in Waco.
Ladles solid color hoso iu
Black, Navy, niid Brown at
20 cents a pair, full regular
Ladies extra heavy Hose
with double heals and toes in
Brown, Seal and Navy at 25
cents a pair.
Ladles Fast Black Ribbed
Hose seamless, only 22 cents
a pair.
Special attention is called
to our guaranteed Fust Black
Ribbed Hose for Ladies at 35
cents a pair.
Big Job In Ladies striped cot
ton Hoso full regular mado at
20, 2o and 30 cents a pair,
worth double the money.
Examino our lino of full re
gular made Imported Hose
for Ladies at 50 cents a pair.
Big lino Ladles Hoso at 5,
10 and 15 cents a pair.
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Cor. tla. o.nd
Annexation of Canada.
Pittsburg, Pa., October 5. Senator
I Sherman was in this city to-day, en
route from New York to his home at
Mansfield, Ohio. In an interview he
said that congress would probably ad
journ in a week; that there would be
no vote on the senate taritt bill, but at
the next session of congress a new tar
iff bill will be undoubtedly passed.
Ueferrinn to the annexation of Can
ada, he said, "I consider it as only a
question of time'until Canada is a part
of the United States. Whether it be
one year or ten years, Canada will un
doubtedly be annexed."
.Mcf.lyuu Slniclc Tax Theory.
Chicago, Oct. 5. A fine audience
that almost completely filled Central
Music Hall, assembled to-night to lis
ten to a speech in the interest of the
United Labor party by Dr. Edward
McGlynn, the famous ex-pastor pf St.
Stephen's Catholic church of New
York. The Hon Robert H. Cowdrey,
presidential candidate of the party ,sat
on the stage with a number of other
gentlemen during the meeting. 1
The deposed clergyman made an
eleqUent address and was heartily ap
plauded. The chairman, Hon. Chas.
G. Dixon, a member of the Illinois
legislature, irtroduccd him to the au
dience. Dr. McGlynn's speech con
tained nothing of a sensational char
acter. It was confined strictly to an
advocacy of the single-tax theory.
The ex-priest's personal appearance
I was a contradiction of the stories that
he had become a physical wreck. He
seemed as fresh andhealthy and vigor
ous as ever, and for over two hours
kept the audience interested deeply.
Ilaptist State Convention.
Belton, Oct. 5. The Baptist State
convention, a missionary body com
posed of delegates from all parts of
Texas, met at 10 o'clock this morning
in the Baptist church Rev. Dr. Spald
ing, oi Galveston, the former presi
dent, called the convention to order.
After a song by the congregation,
Doctor Link led in prayer. The elec
tion of officers then took place and
resulted in the election of Dr. A. T.
Spalding as president; Revs. R. T,
Hanks, F. M. Lane and J. B. Stribhng
as vice presidents, and Dr. J.B. Cran-
fill and J. M. Carroll, secretaries.
The convention was welcomed to
the city by Prof. P. H. Eayer, of Bay
lor college, and responded to on be
half of the convention by Dr. Cran
fill. Thd usual committees were then
appointed. Not much business was
An interesting time is expected to
morrow. The great lights of the de
nomination in this state are assembled
L S. R.
For the Boys and
Girls we have prepar
ed some of the gteat-
Boys' Fancy Oxford Itlbb
od Hose double feet, all sizes
10 ceuts a pair.
Boys Solid Colors and Blaek
Bibbed Hoso extra stout all
sizes 15 couts a pair.
10O Dozen Boys and Misses
Bibbed Hose Extra long Fast
Colors Double Knees Spliced
feet, all sizes at 25 cents a pair
would bo cheap at 40 cents.
Misses Black Cotton Hose
all sizes 15 conts a pair, worth
25 cents.
Misses Extra Fino quality
Fast Black Bibbed Hoso
Double knee
-'5 to 50 con t a
Agents for
we are Solo
tho Celebrated
Every Pair Guaranteed or
Money Refunded. Try a
pair of tliem anil you'll
want more.
ist:irft. Srts;.
Rcd-Catcri Ku Klux.
Nashville, Tenn., Oct 5- Intelli
gence has been received here of a fiuht
between Burd Hale and a band of
Kuklux in Sequachee Valley, in which
two of the marauders were wounded
by Hale. It appears that Hale, who
resides near Sequachee College, had
been notified that the kuklux, who had
whipped several other citizens, would
visit him. He armed himself with an
ax and awaited their call. At a late
hour four men, wearing 'red caps,
whiph reached down to the waist, while
the lower part of the body was clothed
in black, entered the house.
The family occupied the second
story, and as the band made an at
tempt to ascend Hale struck the first
with his ax, felling him to the floor.
The second attempted to come up
and received a blow in the forehead
which laid himvsenseless. Hale's son
attempted to escape and was fired
upon by the band, but without effect.
At this juncture the kukluk retreated
with their wounded. No clew has vet
been found.
Garrett's Murderer Captured.
Terrell, October 5. Deputy Sheriff
Joe Keller, to-day arrested Clora, the
murderer of Garrett, in Hopkins coun
ty, and lodged him in the Terrell cal
aboose. He caught him at Trinidad)
Ferry, this county.
New ItonilN to Hot NprlliKN.
Hot Spring, Ark., Oct. 5. For
some days past this city has been the
scene of great activity among promi
nent railroad people. Jay Gould has
had a corps of engineers in the field
locating a branch line of his Iron
mountain system from Benton, a point
twenty-five miles distant, to this city,
Memphis, Little Rock and Indian
Territory Railroad Company have had
a corps of engineers in the field loca
ting a line from Little Rock direct to
this city. The surey of the latter
road was completed several days ago,
and this morning a force of filtv men
were put to work in the gorge, a nar
row pass between the mountains north
of this city, and the only outlet north
or east, clearing the right of way and
breaking dirt for the road-bed. While
this company is pushing work, fhe
engineering crops of the Missouri
Pacific system is camped at Chaly
beate Springs, two miles north of this
city, locating the Benton branch ot
the Irpn Mountain road. Indeed it
seems to be .1 lively race between the
two companies as to which will enter
the city first.
Hello. If you want feed for
your horso or cow, call ;on Lippman
Bros.1, No. 220, Franklin street,
, between seconu mm mum. 4U lm.
Peter O'Reilly was a pioneer miner ot
Ncvnda anil ono of the dlscoveiurRof the
great Comstock silver lode ono of the
two men who turned to tho light of day
that glittering oro which was tho first of
over $300,000,000 sineo taken from tlio
wonderful ein then lit upon.
For years before ho mado tho great
discovery O'ltellly lmd been working
among tho gold placers of Gold canyon,
a wet weather tributary of tho Carson
creelc, in which gold was discovered ns
early as 1832. In thiacanyon ho wrought
with pan and rocker, niul at times with
much Bticcess. Rometimes taking out sev
eral hundred dollars in it fow days, for
tho ground was very rich in spots.
"Veto" was fond of rumbling nway
alono along tho menudciiiig of tho can
yon in seaich of tho rich spots that wcro
to bo found by thoso who diligently
sought for them. IIo liked to bo by bjni
self and to mine in his own way. P10
vided ho could find a fow "colors" (small
particles of gold) ho would dig and pal)
away for days, quito confident that his
luck would at last lead him into tho right
und his labors bo richly rowaidcd.
Peter O'Reilly was not only n spirit
ualist, but also n firm believer in all
manner of signs and omens. IIo heard
voices, ns did tlio heroes of Ossian, in tho
sighing breeze and extracted a moauinj;
from nil tho sounds of hill and valo that
reached his ears. Tho end of this was (it
few years after tho discovery of tho Corn
stock lode that ho became insane, and
finally died in a piivato asylum nt Wood
bridge, Cal.
It appears that the last mining O'Reilly
ever did in Gold canyon was when ho
started in to piospoct it bar on which lib
found iv ptevious locator m tho person of
a frog, which held a "squattet's" ligh't
to tho place, and which flog almost im
mediately began to givo him trouble.
Pete began his mining operations by
constructing a small dam to turn tlio till
flowing in tlio canyon into u little ditch
that led to his "panning hole" nt the
lower end of tlio bar.
Tho littlo reservoir formed by the dam
held only about a dozen hogsheads of
water. It was boon after this reservoir
filled that Peto first had noiieo of the
presence on his claim of tho frog. Ho
had btink a pit in the gravel of tho bar
almost down tp the bed rock, and washed
out two or three pans of elit t that yielded
well. lie was down in this prospect hold
filling his pan with somo particularly
promising gtavel.when ho heard a small,
squeaky voice sing out: "Struck it?l'
Peto was nt tho mouicift deeply nl
soibed In tho work in which ho was en
gaged, nnd tho shrill, shrieking voice
ringing out so near nt hand and asking
a question that so exactly chimed in with
tiie tiain of thought running thiough his
lie.ul so martial him that his pick almost
fell fiom his hands. Ho pricked up his
cars nnd looked about in nil diioctions to
see whence pioceeded tho cheery little
voice. Almost ho expected to discover
a little ted mantled fairy prering out nt
mm lrom soino neighboring clump of
willows or some tall tuft of gmss. As
ho stood thus gazing about in open
mouthed amazement tho littlo voice
again piped out: "Struck it? Struck it
Stiuck it?'
Turning his eyes in tho direction
wlienco pioceeded tho inquiring voice;
Peto presently descried n sninll green
fiog mounted upon a stick that projected
un inch or two above tho suifnco of the
water in his leserVoir. Tho frog was
but n rod or two nwny, nnd seemed, as
Peto thought, to bo looking inquiringly
into his o) es.
"Stiuck it? Struck It? Struck it?'
ngaln said tho frog.
"Aro yo bchpakin' to me, sor?" said
"Struck it I" says tho frog.
"It's a good omen," said Pete. "Tho
littlo feller says I'vo btruck it. Though
he's no countryman of mine, I beliovo in
mo sowl he means well by me, and that
I hnvo Bthruck it in this very hole."
So saying Peto carried the pan of diri
ho had dug to his panning placo, panned
it out, and did not get a "color." IIo
was not a littlo nstonished nt this result,
and was much inclined to call tho frog a
liar, but on turning to look for him tho
littlo fellow was gone. IIo went to his
pit and dug another pan of dirt, listening
all tho time to hear what the frc would
havo to say about it. Not a word did the
frog say, however.
Peto washed out tho pan of dirt and
got gold to tho valuo of nearly a dollar
"Ahal yo littlo devil!" cried hcj "where
aro yo now? Yo didn't have a word to
say this time."
Well pleased witn ins luci:, 1'cto began
digging another pan of gravel from the
place whero ho had got the last, expect',
ing another rich result. IIo had been nt
work only half a minuto beforo tlio littli
voice rang out sharp and clear: "Struck
It? Struck it? Struck it?"
"Oh, yes, you littlo fool!" cried Pete;
"it's nisy for you to Bay 'Sthruck itl
Sthruckitl Sthruck it!' after yo'voseeh
what T'vo got in my pan."
"Struck it! Struck It! Struck itt" cried
the frog in what seemed to Peto a tri
umphant tone.
"All right, mo byo!" cheerily assented
Pete, nodding his head toward tho lull
fellow that sat winking and blinking ori
tho end of tho stick. "All light, me
byo; av cooreo I'vo struck it."
Peto then picked up his pan of gravel,
carried it to tho water hole, washed it
jut and did not find a sjieck of gold.
"You're tho worst liar I over sawl
cried Pete, rising up from his work oml
shaking his fist in the direction of (lip
frog. Not a sign of tlio frog did ho bee,
lion ever, tho littlo fellow having ver
prudently retired 10 tno bottom ot me
Pete crumbled for a timo. then went
and dug another pan of gravel. As he
was carrying tho dirt to his panning
placo tho frog stuck his head above tho
water and called out, "Struck it?" and
ogain no gold was found. Thus it went.
When tho frog said nothing ho got a
good yield of gold, but when ho mado
bis usual inquiry sneering inquiry, Peto
now considered it to be no gold was
At last Peto hd washed bo many pans
of diit out of which tho frog had
charmed all tho gold that ho began to
grow vtry angry. Ho was also not a
littlo discouraged. Finally, just as bo
began to scrape tho gravel out of a very
promising crevice, and just ns ho was
beginning to think tho frog would this
time hold his tongue, out camo tho littlo
fellow with his "Struck it? Struck it?"
Peto quietly laid down his crovieing
spoon, sl3 ly gathered two or three big
rocks, then softly, on tiptoe, began steal
ing toward his littlo persecutor, and just
as tho frog cried out, "Struck it? Struck
it?" tho irate O'Reilly let drivo at him
witli a rock so hugo that it could have
been hmlcd by no lesser Ajax. Tho
rock missed its mark, but raised n great
commotion in tho littlo pond.
Thinking ho had given his, bad angel a
fright that would last him a fortnight,
Peto returned to his work. Ho had
almost filled his pan with very rich look
ing dirt, when up popped tho frog's head
and out camo his tantalizing "Struck it?
Struck it?"
Peto throw tho pan of gravel as far ns
ho could send it and mado for tho frog,
determined on its destruction. IIo would
stand no moro of its infernal doviltry.
Shovel in hnnd, ho wnded out into tho
middle of tho littlo reservoir and scooped
and toro about in It with a vigor nnd
venom of a mad bull. Onco or twlco ho
saw, or imagined ho saw, tho frog dait
through tho discolored water, and
brought down tho back of tho shovel on
tho spot with such a "spat" that tho
blow plight haw been heard a mile awny.
At last, not seeing anything moro of
tho frog, Pete concluded that ho had
killed him. Ho gave tho littlo animal a
pat ting curse, and being wrought up to
btich a pitch of excitement and nervous
ness that ho could work no moio that
iifternoon, strodo away, put on his coat
and went home.
Tho next morning ho returned to his
claim nnd his work. Ho washed out
several pans of dirt, and was getting
good pay out of ull ho washed, when HUd
denly thero fell upon his ear tho shrill
cry of "Stiuck it?"
Tho first noto sent a thrill through
Pcto't stalwart f rnmo like tho sharp shock
of nn electrical battery; then a chill fell
upon his heart, nnd his hair almost rose
on end. Hij evil genius, ns ho now
firmly belioved tho littlo green frog to be,
was still there, alive und nt his old tricks.
"Jlny tho cuiso of howly St. Patrick
light on ye!" cried Peto. TJieu ho kicked
over tlio pan of dirt ho dug and mado a
n rush for tho reservoir, tho frog "plump
ing" under tho water with n little chirp
at his approach. Again Peto went into
tho reborvoir with his long handled
shovel. Ho charged about, but could seo
nothing of tho frog nor anything that
looked like it. Doing determined to do
his -enemy this time, Peto went for his
pan and began trying to bail out tho
tcservoir. Finding this foo great a task,
ho got his pick, dug down the embank
ment of lock's nnd earth forming tho
littlo dam, nnd eagerly watched, with
uplifted shovel, for tho frog as tho water
ran olf. Tho water nil ran out of tho
reservoir, but his littlo tormentor was
nowheio to bo seen.
Peto waded out into tho oozy bed of
tho pond, digging nnd plowing about
with his bliovel, but ho failed to stait tho
goblin frog, IIo then arrived at tho
very reasonable conclusion that tlio littlo
imp had gono down tho stream with the
body of water that rushed out of the res
ervoir when it was opened. He cruised
about tho spot for an hour or moro, going
down tho channel of tho canyon, turning
over rocks und beating tufts of grus
with his shoc), but saw nothing of the
frog. Thinking his ovil genius had Itcen
washed down through tho canyon into tho
Carsoiurivcr, Pete rebuilt his dam in
older that ho might ha'.o water ready
for uso in tho morning. This job done,
ho went home, feeling quito suio that ho
hud cither killed or permanently ousted
his littlo enemy.
Tho next day ho returned to his work.
Beforo starting in, however, ho walked
around tlio reservoir overul times, jiocr
ing keenly into tho water nnd kicking
every bunch of grass about its mm gin,
Tho fiog was nowhere to bo wen or
Peto then went to his prospect hole
and began digging, stopping occasionally,
however, to cock nn eyo towurd tho
pond and listen for tho frog. Thero was
no sign of tho littlo imp, and Pete's
heart grew lighter. IIo had dug n pan
of dirt without tho usual hated interrup
tion, and was on his way, to wash it out
when "Struck it? Stiuck it?" was
bqueaked from tho pond by tho goblin
This was too much for Pete. Tho pan
dropped fiom his hands, his under jaw
fell, and he sank down upon tho nearest
bowlders. As ho was wondering if it
was pos.siblo for him ovcrln any way to
rid himself of tho ovil thing that'do
stroyed his luck tho fru ngaln called 011
ns cheerily ns over: "Struck It? Struck it?"
"May tho dovil burn yo!" cried Pete.
"No, I haven't struck it, nnd, wliat'a
more, I never will 6trikelt wid yo theio.
yo dirty littlo blackguard! Must I be
comin' nftlicr ye again, ye unclean baste
o tho dovil?"
"Struck it!" bald tha frog. "
"Yo think 60?" cried Pete, sarcastic
ally, ami catching up a pick ho ran to
tho reservoir' and began d!;ging ' dowu
tho embankment.
Soon, howover, ho paused In this work,
and, throwing down his pick, said: "No,
it's ot no use. Haven't 1 thried to get
him in all manner o' ways! No, when I
get tho wather off ho'll bo gone, Ho'a 1
no human frog. I'll jist let him howld
possession and I'll hunt mo another placo.
Divll u lick will I over sthriko here iiciin;
(Continued on fonrtli nago J

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