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Kntcrcd at the Wico Poetofflco second-clan
HILIi Se WHITE,
Tin: hack qwation.
SO CENTS PEK MONTH.
WACO, TEXAS, JAN. 14, 18S0.
Pennsyhania and Massachusetts
arc to wrestle with tho prohibitory
A shingle nail was found in a per
fectly trcsh egg recently by a farmer
near Nilcs, Mich.
The Ohio legislature will havo be
fore it a bill providing, after tho New
York law, for execution by electricity.
The olectrict light is making gicat
progress in Berlin, the number of
lamps now in use there being about
25,000, against 830 at tho end of 1886.
Iowa has discovered that she has no
law to punish a person who sets fire to
a stack of oats. Only wheat and hay
are mentioned in the statute.
A. W. Pierce of Capo Elizabeth,
Me., owns ono of the largest poultry
farms in New England. He has at
present between 7000 and 8000 birds.
High necked dresses, high bustles,
straight backed receptions and a high
tariff arc to be the distinguishing
marks of the coming administration.
A cunductor on the Broadway lino
in New York estimates that, in collect
ing fares and helping passengers on
and off ths car, he walks at least two
miles a day.
Twenty years ago ihero were ninety
two lightning rod factories in the
United States. To day there arc but
three, and those doing a thriving busi
ness. The lightning rod was tho big
gest humbug of the nineteenth century.
A Fronchman has invented a new
system for propelling canal boats. It
consists of an endless cable running
along the two banks. Tho boats are
moved at double the ordinary speed,
and can readily be attached and de
tached from the cables.
The Dallas News says after all the
fuss and furry over the new capital it
is discovered upon the meeting of the
legislature that the strongest point
of recommendation, in the legislative
eye, was at least faithfully watched
its "acoustics are excellent. ",
Tho White Caps havo made their
appearance almost' simultaneously in
Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and
hava already declared their purpose
eitner to driro out or otherwise punish
persons obnoxious to them.
An omnibus run by electricity, the
only one in the world, has made suc
cessful trips in London. It runs on
any kind of a strest without tho use
of rails, whilo the so-called clectrio
omnibus of Paris is in reality a train
car running on a track.
For the space of 111 years from Janu
ary 1 wo are to have the figure 9 in
our years, and tho ocoulists, who put
muoh stress upon numbers, predict
that tho eondition of mankind will be
greatly improved over all past times
during this period. It is the age of
Senator Stanford has sold to Miller
& Sibloy of Franklin, Pa., a weanling
colt by Electioneer out of Beautiful
Bells for $12,500. This is said to be
the highest price over paid for a wean
ling colt in the United States. The
colt is a full brother to two that havo
trotted a milo in 2:20 at three years of
Tho' Philadelphia Ledgor soys that
while December 21 is, by a sort of
common consent, reckoned "the short
est dav" in the year that is, between
sun-up and sun-down--it is not so in
strict fact The 22d is precisely the
samo in shortness, for, whilo sunset is
ono minuto later on that day, sunriso
is also a minute later, leaving things
even at tho close.
The American ship Bohemia and tho
British ship Carnarvonshire both ar-
riveu at ban k rancisco tho evening of
December 22, after a passago of 134
days from Cardiff, Wales. A peculiar
feature of the voyago was that tho lar6 business
If a traveler' from rome other planet
wero making a study o! this world, he
might bo puzled when traveling
through tho United States at tho pres
ence among a whito people and as an
integral part of tho political and soria
population, of a pcoplo intensely black
fu color, and of a genius rnd capacity
as different from the whites as the dif
ference in color- Ho might reason
ably ask, how do theso black people
happen among the whites? And it
would bo no difficult matter to explain
to him the history by which tho black
,man happens to be in America. And
if he went to ask, how these black peo
ple conio to bo an essential and equal
part of tho population with equal politi
cal rights, it would bo no hard matter
to explain that madness of political
folly, by which these peoplo wero
foisted on tho country as equal polit
ical factors, the maddest political
folly in tho history of politics.
But if the planctarian traveler were
toenquiro further as to how tho people
of the south propose to eliminate this
incongruous political factor, then, in
deed, the interlocutor would be puz
zled to answer, because the brains of
tho country is ainly wracked to dis
cover any outlet from tho black and
menacing situation. Deportation is
impossible ; discnfranchiscmcnt is
equally impossiblo and miscegnation,
by which sometimes the problem of di
verso population is eliminated, is still
more impossible. The black popula
tion is the old man of Sinbad the
sailor on the back of the white popu
lation. Our esteemed cotemporary, tho
Day, has solved the problem in a pro
posal so fair, so equitable and so prac
tical that it should commend itself to
every right minded man in tho land,
whether whito or black. It is, in fact,
working a very wide-spread attention
near and remote. The gist of the so
lution of tho rac'o question made by
the Day is to make a raco representa
tion in government, in which represen
tation the white race shall hae a ma
jority, or, in other words, that the
black race shall be guaranteed a just
but minority representation. The
plan is so eminently just that it may
be taken as tho philosophical solution
of the vexed race question. It is such
an answer as would satisfy our plane
tary traveler, and excite his admira
tion for tho genius which could devise
so simple and efficacious a remedy for
so grave a disease.
Unfortunately the justica and phi
losophy of a plan is no guarantee of its
adoption Northern hate and preju
dice, the schomes of politicians and
tho intrigues of politics, are a sure bar
to wisdom. What party will take up
tho Day's scheme not tho republican
and tho democratic is horn de comhut.
Not politicians, for the politicians
must mako themselves solid with their
districts, and there aro hundreds of
districts whero, to advocate the plan,
would be political damnation. A new
party? No new party can bo success
ful on a single idea. So tho plan sug
gestcd by our esteemed cotemporary
will bo another instance of wisdom
crying aloud in the streets, and no
man hearing her voice. The raco ques
tion is fated to drift till it ends in a
On tho subject of electricity for ex
ecutions tho Scientific American says :
Tho law has been passed and no pro
vision has been made to carry it out.
Apparatus has not been provided, no
competent specialists have been ap
pointed to superintend its administra
tion, and in tho present state of affairs
tho law appears to amount to little
more than an indefinite supension of
the death penalty of murder.
Neighboring towns aro successfully
inaugurating manufacturing enter
prises as vido tho following dispatch
to tho Dallas News from a town much
smaller than Waco:
Ennih. Tex.. Jan, 12. A cannincr
and evaporating company was organ
ized here Wednesday. E. I. Pittman
was elected president, C. M. Bonner
secretary and J. Baldridtro treasurer.
They havo sent on (o the secretary of
tho state for a charter of incorpora
tion, i he authorized canital will bo
$30,000. Tho snbscribod and paid in
capital aggregates S7,0&0. Mr. J.
uamnuge aonateu to tno company a
nouse and lot. Tno
Sleeper, Clou & Co.
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Mace - Guriosity Shop
Just Received a Foil Line of Ue
BEST KIP BOOTS
And NOW Is Your Time to Buy.
Waco Curiosity Shop
Has a very large stock on hand, and
will make special low prices the bal
ance of this year. '
SLEEPER, CLIFTON SCO.
Have also a Full Line of Misses'
Kid ft Coif BudonShoii
And are selling them at
remarkably low figures.
and Friends, avail your
selves of the best oppor
tunity ever offered you,
and go to S. C. & GO.'S
fur Boots and Shoes.
FOR RENT House of seven
rooms, 909 Dutton Street,
near sohools and university.
WACO CURIOSITY SHOP.
FOR SALE-ANo. 1 milch cow
$5.0C down and $1.25 a
WACO CHSIOSITY SHO!',
FOR SALE Cheap Violins,
Banjoes, Guitars and Ac
cordance. WACO CURIOSITY SHOP
ACO CHRISTMAS GOODS
at Waco Curiosity Shop.
OR SALE-Cheap Very fine
Bed room sets,
WACO CURIOSITY SHOP
FOR SALE-CheaD a nice lot
of Rattan Rookers.
WACO CURIOSITY SHOP.
CHRISTMAS WACO GOODS AND
Goods for Christmas at the
Waco Curiosity Shop.
A NICE Christmas Present for
your wife THE UNION
TRUNKS at the
Waco Guriosity Shop
Will buy second-hand
exchange new for old.
HE Best Fitting,
and Neat-looking La
dies' Kid ButtonShoes
s. c. & co:s.
Carnarvonshire sailed from Cardiff just
ono hour before tho .Bohemia, and ar
rived just one hour ahead of her in
port, Both havint; taktn 1!U days on
the voyage. Tho vessels spoke each
other only twice during tho tntiro pas
plant is of 7,000 can capacity per day,
uuu u is csumaiou mat tins now on
torpriso will give employment to 300
men, women and children.
Augustin Daly's fino comedv "A
Night Oft " played to very lartto houses
in Qalveston. Head wlmt t.tm Tn.0 r
I the 10th says ot this fino company.
HAT has been
said about our
Stock of Boots and
Shoes is the unvar
nished truth, and we
ask vou to come to
corner of Fourth and
Austin Streets and we
will prove it to you,
Sleeper, Clifton & Co.
'Waco Curiosity Sliop.
THE OUTER MAN.
Silk clastic garters, with gold buckles,
are much worn by stylish young men.
The four-in-hand scarf is rapidly re
gaining tho ground it lost by tlio revival
of tho puff.
Whito or gray knitted woolen mittens
or gloves aro quite fashionable for out
door evening wear.
Tho capo ulster Is again to tho fore.
Tailors report a greater demand for it
than even that of last winter.
Tho demand for novel shapes in collars
is nrowimr. No less than ten new col-
Jars ore now on tho market and moro are
Light check mufflers on dark errounds
are coming into cxtensivo use White
satin and silk grounds aro still worn, but
aro not popular among jaunty dressers.
It is considered a creat fad to have
one's autograph molded on to a cano or
umbrella handlo in raised silver letters.
Many well known New Yorkers are
adopting tho craza
Tho whito "vest edging," recently in
troduced, is finding a great many ad
mirers. It serves a twofold purpose,
being an ornament as well as a chest
Tho fashion of liaving a crease ironed
in tho trousers, back ana front, is falling
into innocuous desuetude. Quito a num
ber of Fifth avenuo swells, whobo dictum
sets tho mode, havo dropped tho practice.
Tho latest thing in a watch chain is a
series of metal tubes, strung along upon
an almost invisible link chain in sucn a
manner aa to bo cosily adjusted iuto a
penholder. Ono of tho end tubes con
tains a pen, which appears upon pressure.
Among tho Parisian exquisites it is
considered an indication of good breed
ing to wear mismatched gloves. A pearl
and a fawn color aro tho accepted con
trasts, although other tints aro selected,
according to liking. Speculation is busy
as to whether tho fad will strike New
York. New York World.
A tiny swinging cupid is an attractive
Hosted gold almond nuts aro being
worn as culf buttons.
ringer rings of bluo enamel, set with
pearls, 6how to advantage
Silver tablets uio being used on aus
picious occasions as menu cards.
English silverware, fluted in old fash
ioned shapes, is becoming stylish.
Extremely odd as a queen chain pend
ant Is a cunning littlo gold cako basket
Another novelty in jowelry is a green
gold mushroom mounted as a scarfpin.
Coral necklaces aro seen ith allegor
ical figures suspended by small gold
In pendants is seen a broad oval baud
of gold, on which is porched a pretty
Two coils of ropo skillfully twisted,
with a diamond center, go to tbako up a
new laco pin.
Two neatly gloved hands, with braid
ings of rubies, aro ingeniously con
stiucted link buttons.
Tho latebt enprtco In hair adornments
Is a correctly defined interrogation mark
with a tortoiso shell head.
A mlnlaturo bunch of crapes, admira
bly counterfeited in colored pearls, Is
quite n unique scarf pin head.
A bracelet composed of six strands has
a deep frlngo of gold thread strung with
pearls, suspended from its center.
A black pnnmolrv? Mrnin In 1.a ... ...
I Of Which is n Rtnnll hnnnli nf u Lit.
daisies, is a late addition to mourning
I brooches. Jewelers' Review.
FiPmtPH oMNcbinnin iqd Mdjoinlng Counflii
WACO LUMBER CO.
Blinds eiiacl Builders
For Corn deliver td to us at our
Lumber Yard in Waco, or in
Car-load Lots delivered at
any of the following
points, to wit:
McGregor, south bosque, axtell, Mt.
CALM, HUBBARD and DOWSON.
WE HAVE A VERY HEAVY STOCK AND
WILL EXCANGE ANY AND ATT. KINDS OP
Including rough and dressed Lumber, such as
Flooring, Celling, Siding, Moulding and Shingles
Also Sash, Doors, Blinds and Hardware.
e- Dun Prion will bi Pniclnfy ftp him
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