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Tiik Nws will not be Tcsponsiblo for tho ut teranccs of correspondents. OMee 417 Fritaklln Ntreet. II. A. IVY, Business Manaokb. WACO, TEXAS, MARCH 20, 1880. Have you taken stock in the cotton mill? If not, why not? This should be a week of work with the subscription committees. If Waco is ever going to raise the money for that cotton mill it should be done this week. When that railway rate and classification bill gets back to the senate that body would do well to try its postponement tactics again. Bishop Thomas B. Lyman, of North Carolina, claims to have dis covered that freshly roasted pea nuts, eaten before retiring, is an effectual remedy for insomnia. An English doctor advocates the sting of bees as a remedy for rheu matism. He claims to have suc cessfully treated 173 cases, using in all 39,000 stings. Railway employes in various parts of the state are petitioning the legislature not to pass the sen ate rate and classification bill. They think their living is at stake. Let every citizen of Waco who has a spark of town pride and pub lic spirit about him come up like a man to the help of the city in its present efforts for the cotton mills and Grand Trunk railway. Tho tallowing tablo tnkon from tho Houston Post gives tho official rates on freight of dlfforcnt classes foitho dlstnnco of 100 miles, as provided lu tho Lnno-Flold bill, mid as charged In four states In which railway com missions prevail. These figures spoak for themselves and show tho bill now pending in tho legislature to bo far moro objectionable and lnjurous to tho railroads than the defunct com mission bill: first Class Second Cliws third Class, fourth CIm Agr 1 imp s fagging... Beer Bones Bcct.drca'ce' Can'd goods (nttle&beg Cotton seed 1 ake&tncal Flonr m'l Grain, wheat Orsln, other kind Hideo, dry, in bales.. 1forc&m'l trulls dried iron Flpo. I.lme Lumber.. Marble,drs'd Machinery.. l"ktnghouse products.. Pecans Salt Stoves Husrar....... Tie. Cotton Wool Vegetables . uy, itf W.i 16 UU 16 It -u 7 S2 lOJi IN 13 10.8 13 lUt 16 13'i II U 14 234 20 3 11 lOVi IB 12tf 14 1 16 10'i 18 mi 16 7 S3 18 SO 10U 18 lb4 18 11 1 44 4 15 61 8'i 3' ." 44 (. 18 7 181 87 .11 uy,m 15 31 nsi 15i .11 (7 44 18 44 6i SI it SO 04 87 14 U) 14 n 27 12M 27 14 63 1S OS 7!4 87 837 Wj 1 We have seen things take form and effect more rapidly than docs that Waco cotton mill. ; Victoria Advocate. Slowly but surely is Waco's motto now, Colonel. The Chinese minister is said to be the most liberal patron in Wash ington of the cable companies. He spends more money for telegraph ing than the United States govern ment. Telegrams to China cost $4 a word. President Harrison is represent ed as determined to break up the little cliques of republican bosses in the South. If he will accom plish this he will be entitled to the eternal thanks of the South, even if he does nothing else for it. At the recent celebration of the eighteenth anniversary of the Paris commune, in Chicago, Lucy Par sons, the chief speaker of the oc casion, shouted " We want a rev olution. Whether peaceful or bloody makes no difference. A revolution must come." An exchange says a bill has been introduced before the New York legislature to amend the criminal code of the state so that readers of newspapers will be eli gible as jurors. Juror material must be exceedingly scarce in that state of newspapers without such a law in operation. The Water Problem. Editor Evening Kews. Free water seems to bo tho qncstion uppermost in tho minds of the people of the present and sonic one asks will tho City Fathers prove equal to tho occasion? That question must be de cided by the people themselves by pub lic mass meetings, and througb discus sion of the subject. But there is only one way and only one, by which tho people can have free water and that way is this : by assessing an ad valo rum tax, the same as school or county ad valorum, for the purpose of paying interest on bonds and to create a sink ing fund to run 20 years to liquidate the bonded indebtedness ot the city. We can do this easily, and I do believe that it would bo the best thing that ever occurred for the welfare and pros perity of Waco that is, to have free water ior all manufacturing purposes, for hotels, livery stables, barbershops, planing mills, flouring mills and for all domestio purposes mere would be no necessity lor a water superintend ent at a fixed salary. There would be no waterworks rings as there ususally are supposed to be. There would be no competition. Tho poor of the city could get all the water they wanted by paying a nominal tax. The hotels that pay now trom ttireo to six hundred dol lars would not pay one-third as much. Allow one to illustrate for instance tho McClelland hotel, I have been in formed, pays six hundred dollars for water per annum. Suppose the tax assessor places its valuation at $50,- 000 dollars, and the city assesses it 25 cents per $100, tho whole amount of tax for water purposes for the McClel land house would he $125, and thus be a saving to that hotel of $475, which seems to me to be an item for the rent er or landlord; but the tax on the poorer man's cottage, assessed at $1000, would bo just $2 50 instead ot $12 for family use and $12 for the cow and $24 to sprinkle the yard, garden and flowers. Howcvor, I would state that the only dan for freo water the above one out Ined and by the artesian system. But as the city owns no artesian well the city government would either have to buy Mr. Bell's well or dig wells of its own I would favor tho purchase of Mr. Bell's well if it can bo had at any thing reasonable. This is really a se rious question which concerns the whelo people of Waco, and they ought to come out and disouss tho matter thoroughly. D. M. Whelan. n All About a Valeatlne. Brady, Tex., March 22, It is re ported here that a day or two since Jako Lindly lay in wait for ono Stansel, and when stansel, on bis way trom Urown wood, reached a point near the Colora do river, near the line of Brown and McCullooh counties, Lindly fired upon him. Stansel sprang from his wagon and began to nre at Lindly with a Win Chester, and continued to do so, while Lindly ran away. Lindly's finger was shot off, but Stansel was not hurt. The shooting is said to havo occurred about a valentine sent bv Stansel to Liiidlv's mother. It is said they had met do fore and exchanged several shots, with out either being injured. This is" as accurate a report as can bo had of this affair. All parties concerned rcsido in McCullooh. ANECDOTE OF HANNIBAL HAMLIN. Bon i Tit President of the United State qenrcil an n Private) Soldier. "Pid ybu over know," asked a gen llcnun nt tho Union Lcaguo club ban quo t, "that Hannibal Hamlin onco served this government in a dual ca pacity, holding a position near tho top of tho ladder and another near tho bottom -nt ono and tho samo timo?" Tho reporter admitted that ho had never heard of tho incident. "Well, ho did," said tho club man. "Whilo ho was vlco president of tho United States ho served for a timo as a privnto in tho Volunteer army. Queer idea, wasn't it? I'll tell you how il happened. "You seo ho was an honorary member of 11 littlo company of militia in Ban gor, Mo., and when Lincoln issued his call for troop's it promptly responded and cnuio to Washington. Thcro.it was ordered to thornavy yard to 'do guard? duty, und' to tho surpriso of ovcry ono Mr. Hamlin announced his intontion to go with iL Tho olllccrs rather rebelled at tho idea of having a vico president under them, but Mr. Hamlin was determined. " 'Why not?' ho nsked. 'If I'm a good enough man 'to bo an honorary member of tho company I guess I'm good enough to bo a private. "And ho shouldered a gun and went with them. Well, at tho navy yard thero were, of course, moro complica tions. Tho olllccrs decided that it would not do to put tho distinguished private on guard duty, but ho objected again, and pertinently inquired: " 'What am I hero Tor to look pretty 1' "And tho result was that ho marched up and down as u sentinel in his reg ular turn. Odd, wasn't it? Imagine the vico president of tho United States rcceiviug orders from a sergeant of a milita company. "Then when tho company was mus tered out ho was offered tho regular pay of a private for tho timo ho was at tho navy yard, but ho declined to ac cept it. " 'Why?' ho was asked. 'You served with tho rest of us.' " 'Well,' ho said, 'I don't think it's right for a man to draw pay twice from tho government, and, taking all things into consideration, I believo I'd ratner uraw tho vico presidents sol nrr.1 " Chienirn Trihiinft. -Chicago Tribune. Toads and Snakes. Toads in tho presence of snakes usu ally remain perfectly still; in this is their only safety, for did they make tho least movement they would im mediately bo caught I havo known a hungry snako lio in waiting over an hour for a frog to move, and even push with "tho noso to stir him up. This has been called "snako charm ing," and indeed it looks liko it, but tho toad is tho charmer, tho snake the charmeo. I remember ono day I dropped a toad in tho midst of a pit of snakes I had in my back yard. Ho at onco bo camo perfectly still, though surround ed by moro than a dozen hungry snakes. Thero was a circlo of fierce heads and glaring eyes around him, but he would not move. The circle narrowed, until tho protruding tongues almost touched him, yet ho was im movable. Just then I was called away for over half an hour, but on return ing found tho toad, in grave dignity, still holding tho fort by most masterly inactivity. The senses of seeing, hearing and smelling are very defectivo in garters; they can seo but a few yards at most, ana oven at short distances of but a few inches thoy aro often at fault A snako was seen pursuing a frog in a saw mill yard. Tho sawdust and open snaco were greatly in favor of tho snako and against tho frog. Tho frojr mado long jumps and tho snako mauo a direct line to tho spot where ho alighted, but before reaching it tho frog had again jumped in another di rection, ana so tho hunt wont on for about half a minute; tho snako quite unablo to trace tho frog in his aerial progress, was directed only by tho dis turbance made in alighting. At last tho frog, mora by accident than design, alighted on tho flat sur facoof a rough board, which stood leaning against a pile of lumber at an anglo of about 80 degs., and sat per fectly still, about ten inches from the ground. The snake was quite puzzled ; no looked, listened, sniffed and poked about for several minutes, passingcloso to tho end of the board several times, but tho hunt was an utter failure, and he slunk away toward tho brushwood, a very mad and disgusted specimen. Forest and Stream. The Grand Sloftl. Ho is nominated by the sultan, but ho can only chooso ono of tho thrco highest functionaries; these, again, aro nominated by tho sultari. but under a similar restriction; and so progressively uown ward, the sultan al ways nominating, but only from tho eligiblo persons determined and pre sented by tho hierarchical progression 01 mo oouy nseu. it llnally rests upon tho students in tho different colleges who are raised tho first two steps by collegiate degrees. Tho grand mufti, tho cazaskicrs of Anatolvnnd Rrmm. oly, tho threo cadis of the first cities, and soma other dignitaries from tho supremo council of Ulema, or learned men. Tho ordinary functions havo refercuco to their own corporation, but in all extraordinary or doubtful occasions thoy aro consulted by tho government; they aro not invited to join tho divan, but tho caso is sub mitted to them, Thus, for instance, Alexandre says never boil coffee, ah I Hi wcra" adopted TheTwraanSd1 ways drip it. Ho says r. person that 1 to, and it was on their felva itself , re- Waco .' Curiosity pop. x a ? 1 iHI t 15 f I' 1 THE Waco Curiosity Shop QUICK MEAL GASOLINE STOVE SAVES WOOD, TIME & LABOR. j I .$ l?t I,, t I TO EXCH'ANGEi-Furniture, Stoves or Household Goods of every description for a good horse. TO RE NT-Good seven-room house on DuttoiAtreet, also two-room house. ALL kinds of Household arti les to buy,sell, exchange or rent TO SELL Good seven-room House, or exchange it for Fort Worth property. EVERYBODY to call on G. L. Gooch at Curiosity Shop and buy goods on the Install- in ent Plan. CHEAP COLUMN. :Fovr Sole. Nice Pnrlor Sett. Mnrble-Top Bedroom Setts. Walnut Office Desks. Marbleitop Dressing Cases. Bureaus, Chalrs,-Rockcrs. Mew nnd Secoml-linnd Stoves. Books of every description. Musical Instruments. Union Sewing Machines. Wardrobes, Safes. Extension & Kitchen Tables. Rattan Bookers. Qucenswaro and Glassware. Lamps and Lamp Chimneys. Knives, Forks and Spoons. Squirrel Cages. Nice Geese Feathers. K1 THE- Waco Curiosity Shup Will buy second-hand Goods, or exchange new for old. rJ J?" Vi Waco Curiosity 4K ?tB i If I 1 Shop. I JNO. T. BATTLE, Rill Eilili, Riqt Mjufi boiq gonf."v Block No. 0, Bell's Hill, near tho artesian well, and overlooks the city, li lots on Tenth street. 10 lots on Anstln street. 6 lots on Franklin street. 37 lots on West avenue ' lots on Starr street. 0 lots on Boss street, near artesian wall. 7 lots on Clay street, Bell's Hill. 7 lots on Burnet Btroet, Bell's Hill. Buy Now and Make Money.' Buy Now and Secure a Home. R. H. Gray .SCALER IN STAPLE AND FANCY CracBmis 11 j'TuoT UuinTuTMiP Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran, Etc. ConmrY Prodoce Bouclit and Sold: TELEPHONE CONNECTION. fils ill A couple in Bridgeport, Conn., have prolonged a courtship thirty years for the reason that the will of the young lady's father disin herited her if she married her affi anced. ' It might be satisfactory to a yankee beau for his best girl to keep him waitine thirty years before she could make up her mind whether she thought more of him or a fortune, but it would never do a Texan lover. Naval Secretary Tracy writes to a discharged employe : " For ap pointment to a position under the navy department ability to perform satisfactorily the duties of the no- clfinn V.ol1 ,-..- oon.:. n .. K I l.l I COSO IS not rirCSOntefl in fhom in iha a condition precedent to favorable ' . 7i " . JufSSSSSS tc2F&i!i? comnderation of an application for d&" "h i:Vtention or appointment." This "rig busincB,D ''Sle "is av, ffi:&S5 "SS& IQrT ls Bou enougn 11 me secretary fir8t ,n his lino, sollinK the richest, the tho nenaltvl" ThU i. !-, ZZ. - ,'l.wiU suit his official acts to ms I fattest and juiced of jucat at tottom 1 which cases with foreign powert aro took prices. - 1 uuuuu, j.ne nauowu KerMw. will boil coffeo will eat with their knife hearsed in tho firman, that ho was"de- corauut some otnor mortal sin. cmrcu an ouuaw, or. according to Alexandre's Bakipg Powder ia the their, expression, a 'Firmanli." Ttoe :TO THE: Fipmira ol Molnnnin irjd Adjoining Countlii : THE WAGD LUMBER GO. WILL EXCHANGE StiVSII, DOORS, Blinds etxxcL Builders HARDWARE - For Corn delivered to us at our Lumber Yard in Waco, oriji Oar-load Lots delivered at any of the following points, to wit: McGBEGOR, SOUTH BOSQUE, AXTELL, Mt. , OMM, HUBBARD and DOWSON. mrdjrds. uMM - n r- ll fi(t Mnr FENCE MANUFACTURED ! 1 AT c 8- ! I 1 1 7 S. Eight St., Waco, Tex. BV WACO -:- FENCE :-: COMPAMY, CD. COWER. HmtW. Write for circulars and prloee. Agents wanted. This wire and picket fence la not only cheap, but the best fence made for yards, gardens and orchards, be ing stroug and durable. For house lota no fence can compare for price. Only SS.KO tn H Kfl nnr inn faaf 11 nlnVAt. pointed and made of beat heart pine WE HAVE A VERY HEAVY STOOK AND tWILL EXOANGE ANY AND ALL KINDS OF iDIIII..JIlMnHasV J lilll m I DuiLiiina mm tniAL Including rough and dressed Lumber, suoh as Flooring, Celling, tiding Moulding and Ithlngles Also sash, Doora, Hinds and Hardware. Our PrtDM will bi PPHluly im urn. il!wiiDU.0Pdit. K i H i i fa '" ,.. " V. r mmm itWw&i. '"&, - ? -H. MltL.-hitli j 1