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e MILLINERY. JEvqryuUng Complete! Pattern (Hoods Arriving!! MADAMfi WILLIAMS' IMPROVED ,:, HEALTH .:. CORSET A PKUFECT FIT UUAKANTEEIJ. SOLE AOENT. ot . ...... . i MR8. B. . SOUTH FOURTH STREET. Local Time Card. Mlxannrl Pnclfle. Northbound,..,.. Loaves 2:40a.m. J " i:oop. m " 1:10a. m. South bound " 1:23p.m. Travis Jorks. Ticket Agent, Faelllc Hotel Block. Cotton Bolt Route. noma wjtnT. Train No 1 arrives... 10:3.1 n. m. " SIcnves 8.0,"p. m. Gatesvlllo. t ' " W MIxod leaves ... ,0:40a.m. (101NO EAT. Train No. 2 leaves ... 5:10p.m. " 4 leaves.... U:50a.m. Between Waco and St . Louis solid train via PiiraRonld to St. Louis on Iron Mountain track Into union Depot. Train 3 and 4 run between luxarkana and Gateselllo, connecting with fast train on Iron Mountain, arriving at St. Louis following day at 5:55 p.m. , (Sunday exceptod. D. K. Hinfmnici.ti, ' Ticket Agent, Foclflc Hotel lllock. H. AT. V. West bound.... (Arr 0:10 a. m, J Arr 4:30p. m. jL'v 0:50 a.m. Kst bound.... iArr;::;....:::..:....V:00 p.m. L'v , 0:50 a. m. F. Dillinoiiam, Ticket Axcnt, Paclflo Hotel Block. WACO. TEXAS. DEC. 5, 1888. CITY ITEMS. For Snlo or Rout, a residenco on tbo corner of 5th and Joflbrson streets. Good cistern, hydrants, two-story bnm and good cellar connected with houso. Apply to Van Hall. Eggs aro scurco and' high, retailing at twenty conts per dozen. Dry goods were nover as cheap in Waco as they are at present. Mr. Dan Ford, is busy today taking stock in the Eaton, '& Guinnn, build ing. Tho sweot potato crop is numerous. They retail at 30 cents por bushel and are extra fino in size and quality. Attachments wero run yesterday on H. Bear, grocer. Among tho attach ments was ono by Moro Bros., and another by Tripis & Kcmcndo. Seo telegraphic columns. A Mr. Mitchell, who boards at the Mitchell house, was burglarized last night, having his pooket book con taining a small amount of money taken while he was asleep. It is street rumor that the brand now threo story building on tho corner of Fourth and Franklin street on the Bite of tho old market houso will con tain a large new opera house. Only seven more days and tho new county officers will step in and the old ones step out. Capt Blair, county attorney and Judge W. W. Evans have formed a law parnership and will practice law together in future. In tho United States district court yesterday Mr. Paul Kcrkow was ac quitted of tho charge of selling liquor without license; Maggie Storms charg ed with opening letters which 'did not have Maggie Storms written on the envelopes was also acquitted. A very sudden death occurred yes terday at a place known as the Twin Cottages on North Second street. Tho Mistress of the house, named Edna Ellmore was sitting at threo o'clock in a chair apparently well and talking gently, when she suddenly fell for ward to tho floor and when picked up was dead. She will bo burned to-day at threo o'clock. At tho special meeting of the city council last night tho now charter and now boundcries were discussed. A seotion was added to the charter by which tho mayor of tl'io city is to bo clothed with sufficient of magisterial or niinisenal functions to enable mm to marry people. Tho spectaclo of mayor Ilinchman bonding over a young couple and administering fatherly ad vice to the young people wouiu uo charming. What tho mayor does ho docs well and ho would havo his full share of the business. I. O. Meek & Go. have opened up a general commission and brokerage house, Wo. 3 is, aus tin street opposite Sanger Bros,, con signments of any kind of modern household goods, jewelry, silver or plate ware, or any kind of goods from a paper of pins to a railroad steam en gine will be received, for auction or private sale. Best city reference giv en when desired. Ample storage room. The real estate department will have Mr. Meek's personal attention. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bring along your goods. ' NEW SULE 6L0VE! LACED,:, IN .:, TWO,:, MOVEMENTS! N6 Buttons, Hooks, or Catching. J. DOSS, LYNHAM & DELANEY. S-DEALURS IN-; FRESH MEATS, LARD, FISH AND OYSTERS, ANTELOPE AND DEER NOW ON HAND AND FOR SALE TO-DAY. Call and eoe us. Lynbam & Manor. THE QUICK OR THE DEAD. Interesting Talk About the Play by Miss Estello Clayton Last Sunday. Miss Estello Clayton comes to us In tho naturo of a revelation, which will bo wnnnly uoknowlodged by the many who, to-night, nt the opera house, will witness her remarkable imporsonatlon of Barbara, in her own dramatization of Miss Amelia Rives' now celebrated novel, "Tho Quick or the Doad." Young, beautiful nnd exceptionally talented Miss Clayton appears es pecially adapted to the character of tho feverishly impasslonatod and de cidedly susceptible Barbara, whoso vehement and impetuous encounter with her own passion regarding tho duty sho owes tho memory of hor doad husband, offers such dramatic pos sibilities aa can only bo developed by ono possessing groat emotional power. A reporter of tho Bullotlu enjoyed a few moments pleasant chat with tho lady Sunday afternoon on board the stoamer Now South, just previous to her departuro for Paducah,, where the company played last night. Hot cordial rocoption of the scribe evidenced tho thorough lady; whose conception of what constitutes truo politeness is inborn, and which, with a swoetly modulated voice, combined with a suavity and'gentleness of man ner, made up a most charming nnd delightful character. "Yes," said the lady, "the adapta tion for the stago of Miss Rives 'Quick or tho Dead' is my own work, and has tbo unqualified approval of tho author, who was thoughtful nnd kind enough to make known lior satisfaction in a private lettor to mo a fow days ago, in whloh sho is ploas ed to regard ray conception of the leading rolo as her perfect ideal, hav ing wltnossod our performance some time ago. Contrary to a somewhat generally exprossod opinion, there are many dramatic situations obtain able from 'Tho Quick or tho Dead,' whloh I think havo boon thoroughly developed in tho stago adaptation." In response to tho prediction by the reporter that a full hquso would greet her on Tuosday evening, she smiled brightly and remarked that while appreciating a full house, it was much more satisfactory to sooro an artlstlo success, even though tho receipts might bo small; yet she conoluded, archly: "You know that tho mighty dollar contains many fascinating characteristics." Carlo Bulletin. Tho Estello Clayton Company will play Friday nnd Saturday nights at The Ciarluud. Phllo-Llternry Olub. Tho Philo Liteiary club held their regular business meeting last night at their rooms on Franklin street, when tho following officers were elec ted: Jlobt. J. Tolson, presidont. W. 0. "Wilkes, vico-prcsident. W. W. Masscy, second vicu-presi- dent. J. N. MoWilliatns, scrotary. Eli . A. Hirsohfiold, assistant sec retary. W C. Watson, treasurer. James II. Quarries, librarian. Gcorgo Pierce, recorder. W. B. Hays, corresponding secre tary. Lewin Plunkott, editor. Itov. W. W. DoIIart, ohaplain. Dr. 11. 0. Brown, scrgeant-at-arms. When business was finished the club adjourned to Do Weil's, where thoy wero banquetted by tho newly elected officers. Good t'emuud for Corn. Oats and Hay at Moek & Co.,commlsslon house, 318 Austin steoot. Patronize Molder & Hearno at tho oldOrand stablo north side public square. it STOLEN DIAMONDS BOME CURIOSITIES OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN TRAFFIC IN ILLICIT GEMS. Schemes and Artifices or Tlmt Itr.scnlly Fraternity, tho "I. D. II." How Stolen Stones Reach Europe Porno Interesting Stories TI10 Djlng Digger. Dr. Matthews, an English practitioner who spent many years in tho diamond field of South Africa, has just published in England a book on tho subject. An interesting part of his book isthat which deals with tho development of the great diamond digging industry, nnd tho schemes nnd artifices of that rascallv fraternity, tho I. D. D.,or Illicit diamond buyers. Thero is a saying that flvo years in South Afilca la 6ufllcient to corrupt tho most immaculate, and that a man who has lived thero for soven should not bo bclioved upon hi3 oath. Dr. Matthows' rovclatlons cwtalnly glvo color to tho 6aylng. According to his account, the larger part of tho community of Kimber loyis mixed up in this nefarious traffic. Diamonds, as' most peoplo will l.o aware, aro sorted out of diainondifcro's stuff by nativo "hands." Somo of theso hands aro probably in tho pay of the fra ternity. A fino Btono is turned up by 0110 of them when nobody la looking. Uo scizc3 it, hides it in his hair, in his mouth, or in somo other portion of his person. Or if a goat Ho handy ho twists it in his wool, and tends tko animal affectionately till nn opportunity occurs of redeeming tho stono. Or, perchance, ho conceals It behind a rock, or forces it down tho throat of a dog, or, Homeric dovice, he swallows it himself. Thogcfn being ic stored to tho light of day lrom its hiding place, whatovcr it may havo been and many a diamond now sparkling on a lady's nock has inado acquaintance with tho stomach of a Kafir tho dusky thief in duo courso puts himself in communi cated with another nativo of a superior class. This man is a tout in tho pay of a low whito man a ''mean white," as ho is called in tho colonics. HOW IT IS DONE. Tho tout buys tho Gtono for, Ict.us cay, a hundicdth part of its value, nnd the thief spends tho money in tho viL diiak which it is tho peculiar piido of civil ization to oupply to tho unsophisticated savage, and, so far as ho is concerned, thero is an end of tho transaction. Then tho tout carries tho stone to the "mean whito" und receives from him a sum of money, perhaps doublo what he has given to tho actual thief. Iho "mean whito" in his turn takes it to tho licensed buyer of diamonds, who i3 possibly n poison of glaring and oven nggictsivo lcspoctability a chmch warden or a member of tho municipality, or at least a mcichant of good antecedents and from him receives perhaps a tenth pai t of tho worth of tbo gem. So far 'to good; but still thero aro slipa between 1110 cup anil 1110 up, and it is sometimes found difficult to convey tho stuff out of tho country to tho final lcccivcr in Lon don. To this pnd many artifice.) aro 10 sortod to. Innocent looking fowling pieces, on examination, havo been found to bo loaded with diamonds to within an inch of tho muzzle, Whilo such depos itories n3 novels with holes cut in the leaves, tho quilto of ostilch feathcia and boots with hollow heels aro not uncom mon. Often tho fair sex aro found t6 bo use ful auxiliaries in theso adcntu:cs, for thero is n peculiar sacrcdness about n lady's undci clothing that appeals to tho mind of the customs officer. Tho man would bo bold who merely vcntiucd on her back hair. However thh may be, by far tho gi cater number of stones so procured airivo safely in Europe. Most peoplo will naturally think that tho na tivo rascal who takes tho stoiio is iesrcn siblo for this stato of things, but it is not tho case. Tho nativo nover ch earned of stealing diamonds until ho was taught to thiovo by tho whito leceivcr of i.tolcn goods. some iMnnndVixo sronins. Dr. Matthows tells boiuu interesting tales of tho I. D. 15. fraternity. In tho dead of a certain night, in tho year 1872. ho was loused from sleep and confronted by n tiemblingmid middle aged citizen of tho fields, who infonned him that ho had swallowed a thirty carat diamond and two sovcieigmi just to show his friends how tho scoundrels did it, and wa3 now nnxious to bo lid of these foicign substances, which liad prcvam ably begun to disngico. Ultimately they wero iccoeicd, and tho happy citizen departed with tho diamond, leaving tho gold in payment. Of courso this man had disponed of tho diamond under imminent fear of detection: but wiry 110 too.'c tho t o Eovcieigns It 13 dif ficult to Bay, unless it was to get his hand in. Homo people, by tho way, appear to bo "bio to swallow very large stonc3, for so lately as last year, a native dying under tuspiclous circumstances, ins body was opened und a blty carat stono found in his stomach. Hero is another tale. A whito gentle man lived with a pretty Fingo women, who also acted as his agent in iho "trade." IIo fell ill of fovcr, and for weeks lay in n stato of deliiium, between Ufo nnd death. Sho inn sod hlmtcndcily through it all, nnd, what is more, kept up his connection with tho "boys;" so that when ho camo to himself nlio was enabled to present him with hundicds of carats of lino stones. And now, mark tho bcqucl. No sooner wa3 ho Etiong enough than ho departed for Europo, taking ovcry gem and farthing sho had collected with him, nnd lca ing tho un fortunato girl to btnrvo on tho streets. On a certain occasion Dr. Matthews was cnllci1 in to attend n dying digger, who had onco worked n claim for him. Theso wero tho .words that greeted him when ho told tho man that thero was no bono: "Doctor, I cannot dio without telling vou how, when I worked your claim in No. 0, 1 robbed you of nearly all your uinmonas." In tho faco of btories such as theso and a mas3 of other evidence, it is sometimes difficult not to beliovethat civilization is a fdiluio and that tho educated Christian man, except under very exceptional cir cumstancea mid when restrained by tho strictest prcssuro of lav, 13 11 lower ani mal at heart than tho eavago ho despises and dcstioyo with drink and rifio bul lets. Tho Argonaut. Tlio Near 1'utunc. Elderly In ido (to her husband) Darl ing, when 1 begin to grow old and plain, will you worship mo as passionately as you do now? Young Husband Ah, dear, can you doubt me? Do you imarrlno for a moment 1 that my lovo for you i3 so short lived? UUIJVi a uumm. Tho quickest sightseeing on record is that of an American woman, who claims to have dono Pari in tea hours, Waco Curiosity Shop. CHEAP COLUMN. FOR RENT. Household croous Waco Curiosity Slop. uvitiiii:u 1UU1II1IUKOU Uk BU I I'll llUllilla lll'l month--Woco Curiosity Shop. f?nntt mill li.inllnc ctntna..Wnxi fxrtn.lttr SllOJI. FOR SALE. Good llvo Gecso Feathers. Tamo Grey Fox. Good talking Parrot. Good Organ. Second-hand show-case, Good Violin. Good llanjo Good Guitar. Uood Trunk. Good Clock Good A. GoodShou'l. Good Sowing Maciilnu. Good Set Knhcs and Forks. Good Sot Chairs. Good Set 1'arlorChalia. Good Squlrrol Cago. Good llcd-room set. . Good Hat Hack. Good Wicker IJocker. Good Heating Stove, nood cook Stove. ' Franklin Heater, Good Wardrobe. , ' Good Cradle Good Caster. Good Lamp. Washing JlnchlHo, Good Wasli-'joard, Good Tul). Good lot of Dialing. Good lot of Glass-waio. Hnndsomo plush shaving sot j. work boxes and writing desks at the 5 and 10 Cent Storo. Fish, oysters and game, and all kinds of the oholsest meats at Geo. Smiths. 420 Franklin stroot. A. J. Lcsllo. watchmaking ami re pairing, Austin avonuo. Hill Brothors for all kinds of Chi ist nias goods. Stop at Do Wells' and oxumluo tho now lino of Wlllow-wnro. If you want a fine livery turnout patronize Molder & Hcarnc's, north side of the public square. " Young men remember that "Dot Leetle Frerchman" has taken Mr. A Friedman, the well known taylor as a partner and is better prepared than ever to repair, clean ordye your suits. Boys' heavy and light wagons,' vo tolipodes, wheelbarrows, guns, pis tols, swords und drums at tho 5 and 10 Cent Store. Wo have turnod our storo Into a comploto toy storo nnd fancy goods omporlum for tho noxt six wooks 5 and 10 Cent Storo Tito lartrost dlsnlav of tovs und fancy goods over seen hi "Waco, on exhibition nt tho 5 and 10 cent storo Great bargains 111 uurodoomod pledgos at your Uncle DulfDomnau's opposlto tho MoLolland hotel. Big stock of dolls blsquo, china, wax, liidostruotbilo from 0 conts up, at tho 0 and 10 Cent Store. Choioo roasts from 5 to S conts pot pound at BIddlo's cash market on tho plaza. T A fino varloty of sausages and thorn well seasoned, kept constantly on hand nt Crippon's market. Tho Houso of Lords under its now proprietor, Wes. Damron, Is dispens ing to its patrons tho finest imported nnd domestic liquors, wines nnd ol gars. Tho host brands of old Ken tucky whlsklos passod over tho bar. Fresh, cool boor alwa-Vd on tap. Pollto attention and satisfaction guar anteed. This houso is open day and night, nnd your pntronago is respect fully sollcltod. Lotto, authors, old maid, Doctor Busby, Lyons' picnic and other popu lar games nt tho 6 and 10 Cont Storo. Ladies' stand baskets, trimmed nnd plain; bnby baskets, wasto baskets, at tho 5 and 10 Cent Storo, Our now photographor J, L. Borg storm docs splondld work J. C. Dean old stand Scrap albums nnd pictures, auto graph albums aud fanoy pictures, at tno 6 ami 10 coin more. Jiivory purchase entitles you to it guess at tho plgnolles and got as ohanco at tho Log Cabin at Do yo. Coal delivered promptly when or dered from John Farley, Dr. Geo, P, Maun, donllst, 4071;? Austin nvonno. First qunllty of Hum 'Sa usage Just InatStoltoBros. KWaco Good lot of l'orliol Cutlery. Good lot orillankets. Good lot of Comfort, Good lot of Mattresses. Good lot of Spring beds. Good lot of Kitchen Furniture. Good lot of'lln-waro. Good lot of Taulo-waro. H, Good lot of Hooks. Good lot of Shears. Goad lot of Harps. Good lot of Wftgons. Good lot of Gasoline. .'. ' " ". . Gasoline Stoes, ', Good lot of Acordlans, Good lot of Smoothing Irous. Good lot of Curtain Fixtures. Good lot of Stoe Hoards. Good lot of Stovo Pipes. Good lot of Feathor Dusters, Good lot of Violin Strings. Goodlotofllaujo Strings, Good lot or Coal Scuttles. f s Good lot nrKvcrtlilng nt the AVcco Curiosity Shop. WANTED. Evorybody to sloro their good at Waco Curiosity Shop. Churgos rea sonable. Monoy advanced whon nes essary, Wi) want to buy, soil, ronl and ox chiuigo l!nd BQ3u goods of ovory kind, sort or fashion. Waco Curiosity Shop. To Exchnngo a Oood Organ for Stoves and Furniture Waco Curiosi ty Shop.- Moro spaco in this paper to toll what wo do want, and what wo havo got to soil, Bargains! Bargains!! Bar gains!!! Waco Curiosity .Shop. To buy 2nd E&, Goods. Waco Cu riosity Shop. Furnlturo, Stovo.3 and ovoythlng at tho Waco Curiosity Shop. ' Evoryono to seo our Now Stoves & j. ...... .1.1, uto.iu uujmg via iv null-, J Waco Cuiloslty Shop. uriosity . Louis Arkansas "CottonB eit Route.' 'Iho New Standard Gange Through .-. Line Arkansas and Texas, Via CAIRO to ST. LOUIS AND CHICAGO. Connecting in Union Depots with through trains for all points In Illinois. Iowa. Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana. Pennsylvania, Now York, Ohio, and all Points North and Bast. Don't buy n tlckot for any point until you havo consult ed tho Agont of the St. Louis, Arkansas and Tots Hallway D. MILLEB. ?inoral Passongor Agont, St, Louit E. W. LoBAUME, 1 Ass't Gon'l Pass. Agont, St. Louie D. E. HIBSIIFIEl.t), Locul Ticket Agont, Wa-o, Toxax mm 11 11 iiriitjiifiiiimMmai To do your Stovo and Furnlturo re pairing. Waco Curiosity Shop. To trndo Now Stoves and Furniture for Old Stovos and Furniture. Waco Curiosity Shop, To soil 20,000.00 worth of Furniture nnd Houso-furnlahlng Goods on' tho Installment Plan In tho next 40 days. Waco Curiosity Shop, L Moving and Pnoklug-ohnrgoB rea sonable. Waco Curiosity Shop. READ! READ Bingilnil Bipgilnil! Everything now. Everything now. 11 OAR LOADDS Stoves! Stoves!' furniture! Fnniture. OH CAR LOADS A Violins and -Guitars. LsUAcordiuns & BanjOs. II Car Loads Wlokor Chairs. Car Loads Wlckor Chairs. Car Loads Wlokor Chairs. n Car Loads Bod Boom Hots LW t Car Loads Bed Boom Sots. . JtA?3 Cur Loads Bed Boom Bot8,"Tr?il ...... ,.. ...k... r? 21 i;ar ljonus jvucueii v urmiure. r - ; Car Loads Kltohon Furniture, ,! Car Loads Kitchen Furnlturo, ,$i 21 Car Loads All Kinds. Car Loads All Kinds. Car Loads All Kinds. ACO CURIOSITY SHO ACO CURIOSITY SHO II. P. S.--We Dealers spell Float thus Car. Tako a Dutchman as ho moons, not as bo says. How 1b dat for a Quarter of a Bushel? - Shop w. Iv IR-A.IL'WA'Sr. The Direct Route To All Points. California, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, And the Northwest., 2 Daily Trains 2 Wlm 1kli.i TOmitn fk All l'oints in the North nnd South, Via St. Louis Pullman ralaco Hotel Cars ore ran hotweon St. I x tils and San Antonio, via Sodall dally. All trains nrrtro nnd depart from tho Grand Union DcpotatSt. I.ouli. thereby nssnrlnjr f ,j ' 'jA passengers speedy connections. Fast Tie! Snuerlor Accoiio- TR VIS .JONES. It. F. HUGHES. ir.ket Agtnt, l'sss. Agent, Houston, Toxm n. w. ;McCUu.ouaii, v Oj!)icra(rosn'nser9ud ITrelghtlAjH'iitf- .p. v; '$ .a; .ij v ! 'V m ZH $ 't&i M f w ,.& .-V 1 'A? K' . & .- IfM il1h J U. wii Vr' c rttv' ,'. $ m w A 4 w' : . iT - J Md&xkMdM 111MmiWffm,raJ T" "