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They Failed to Execute Their Com
bined Attack at Natal.
MANY KILLED AND WOUNDED.
The British Achieved a Victory, bat They Had
Heavy Hit of Dead aid WoJiided
Otn. Symoni Injured
London, Oct. 21. Tlio dispatches ro
celved from Boulh Africa leave no
doubt that the Doers failed in tholr
endeavor to execute a combined at
tack In Natal, and that the Urltlih
have achieved n brilliant victory, but
at the cost of n heavy list of killed and
wounded. The Uoer plan, It li evident,
was to hold the force at Iadysmlth by
demonstrations of the Frco Stato
burgbera on tho western sldo so as
to prevent reinforcements being sent
to Oloncoo. The latter place was to bo
Isolated by cutting tho railway be
tween It and Ladysmlth. Flnaly a
large forco was to niako n converging
attack on Olencoe. The first two
Items of tho programme wore success
fully cnrrltd out, but tho combined
operation against Olcncoo falled.owlng
probably to tho fact that tho Uoer
military organization Is too rough and
amateurish to bring largo forces into
simultaneous action. It Is bolloved
that only 4000 Doers wore In the nc
tual notion. A report says that 0000
more wero advancing from Hatting
spruit and n battalion of the Leicester
shire regiment was sent to hold them
In check, but, as already cabled, this
forco is now in retreat. The inferenco
la that only tho column from tho dl
rcctlon of rrolhold came Into action
and that the forco from Ingagane fall
cd to nrrlvo In tlmo and definitely ro
tired nttcr tho position lakon up by
the flanking column bad been carried
by tho Drltlsh troops. Not an Impo
Blblo explanation Is tho dlffcrcuco of
opinion between tho younger nnd tho
older Uoero. While tho former wero
determined at all cost to push on and
attack without delay, tho older Doers
who wished to wait until all the col
umns wero ready, had fallen back to
Nowcastlo and left tho others to fight
alone. As a result of this hastiness the
Doers wero defeated and lost a number
of guns. It is considered probable
that tho older Doers will in the futuro
decide tho modo of conducting the
campaign nnd mutual recriminations,
It nothing else will hamper and delay
their futuro actions. It in almost Im
possible to overestimate tho import
ance of this Initial victory, tho result
of on engagement in which In a fairly
rought field, tactical skill and strate
gy havo told heartily. After moro than
eighteen years the Doers and Drltlsh
have met, not from Icings Nek and
Majuba Hill, with an entirely different
result, and If tho result dos not lead
WAR MAY STOP.
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TO MEET.
The Capture of General Den PHJoen It
Cause al Great Satisfaction to
Ilarnrd nt th Hake.
Menrphlc, Tenn., Oct. 81.--A special
to the Bclmltar from Canton, Mis.,
The little town ot at Aeno, twenty President Kruacr Renortcd to Be In
miles east ot Canton, In Leake county, F,vnp nf iinmnHlllniial Qnrmiiilp
. m !,. it 1 I -! vu.ii miuaiivimvii
was jnuriuay mem i ncvuu ui uui-
rlble tragedy a sequel to tho burning
ot tho (Jambrell family tho night bo
fore. Joo IoFlore, a negro, confessed
that he, In company with other ne
groes, bad tied Mrs. Oambrcll nnd her
four children to tho floor of her houso
saturated tho building with kerosene
and burned the unfertunnto people
alive. Tho negro, nttor the confession
of his nwful crime, was promptly roped
to a stakn and burned to n crisp. An
other negro, Dob Smith, was saved Just
In tho nlek of time, some doubt exist
ing on to his guilt
Tho Qnmbreli tragedy occurred oarly
Thursday morning und It was first
thought that tho flro was tho result ot
an accident. A casual Investigation re
vealed circumstances so suspicious that
n moro searching Investigate,; wna
made and It was soon established be
yond doubt that tho family had been
murdored and tho houso fired with tho
torch of an Incendiary.
Poesoc were Immediately formed to
scour tho country, nnd followed every
possible clew. Dcfore tho posso loft St.
Anno it was learned that Joo IxtFloro,
n negro who lived In tho neighbor
hood, nnd who had hcrotoforo borne a
good reputation, had disappeared.
Marly Th. lay evening LeFlore was
captured soveral miles from tho sccno
ot tho murder. At first tho negro de
nied any knowlodgo of tho crime, but
ho finally broke down completely and
confessed that ho aud Dob nnd Ander
son Smith, two other negroos, had dono
the dastardly work. Ho hopnd for no
mercy and told with a brutal franknecs
all the details ot the crime. His cap
tors wero stupefied nt the revelation.
In tho yard whero tho (Jambrell fam
ily residence had stood taPloro was
tied to a stake and burned olive. No
one sont a merciful bullet Into his body
to kill blm.
Anderson Smith escaped from tho
mob, while LoFloro was being burned
and has not been captured. Dob Smith
was tied to another stake and n flro
started, but ho was finally rolasod ax
thero was n possibility of his proving
Tho sheriff of Loako county went to
tho sccuo of tho tragedy yostorday aft
ernoon and took tho negro Ilobcrt
Smith and thrco negro women who
were Implicated by LnKloro, and start
ed fur Carthago, tho county seat. It is
not thought tho sheriff will reach
Carthago with his prlsonors as there
are about COO men gathered about the
scene of tho crlmo and they seem deter
mind to lot no guilty one escape their
Telephone communication Is very
limited, the nearest connection being
Stnutioe, about four miles distant from
the Uombroll placo.
To Motn riirlr llailitiarlrr.
South MrAleeter. 1. T., Oct. 81. The
towuslto commlHslon for the Choctaw
nnllnn wtilln In tlin nllv vnatnttlnv fin.
to wholesale desertions from the Doer i ,,,, ,, , 0OmmMlonmi) wollld
forces In disgust at tun innpiness m
their leaders, it has had Important ro-
suits. Desldos restoring Ilrltlsit pros
London, Oct. 24. A special dispatch
from Capo Town dated Bundny says
advices received thero from Pretoria
report President Kruger as now being
In favor of an unconditional surrender.
It Is added that It Is expected tho ex
ecutlvo counelt will meet on Monday
or Tuesday to discus tho advisability
ot such a step.
Tho report, It Is stated hero, must be
general, Lord Mlnto, has received
cablegram from South A Men dated
yesterday afternoon to tho effect that
President Kruger lias decided to sur
Cope Town, Oct. 24. The enpturo ot
Qcn. Den Dlljocn is a camo of great
satisfaction to the Utlandero. He Is tho
author of a blasphemous and violent
pnmphlet virtually Intended to Inelte
the Dutch of tho colony to rebellion
nnd it is slnoorely hoped that ho will
bo brought to trial and published ns
It Is dlfllcult to gnugo exactly tho
amount of feeling oxclted among the
Dutch by the recant Drltlsh victories.
Tholr behavior, on tho whole, Is ex
cellent, considering tho great amount
ot sympathy they fcol for their kins
men In tho Transvaal and in tho Or
nngo Free State. Tho Drltlshora re
ceive tho news of eneh success in Natal
and tho grand stand at Mafcklug with
tho wlldtyit enthusiasm, hut tho Dutch
nro silent. Now nnd then n few who
nro more violent than tho rest ex
press their aorrow openly, but the gon
crnl fueling Is perhaps one ot relief nt
tho thought that tho Drltlsh success
will not compel them to face the pos
sibility of giving active support to tho
The reports of the kind treatment ac
corded to tho Doer wounded meet with
unstinted ndmlratlon, bringing Into
marked relict tho magnanimous treat
mcnt ot Great Drltaln, a mngnnntmlty
which tho Dutch ndmlt they had not
expected to bo displayed toward the
A difficult problem Is looming up ow
ing to tho increased race feeling
aroused by tho war, but Indlcatlc is
are frequent nnd substantial that tho
mists ot acrimonious discussion nro
being disposed ot by (Iroat Drltnln's
mngunnlrnlty nnd splendid tolernneo,
tending to mnko tho Dutch In Cape
Colony proud of their Drltlsh citizen
Manila, Oct. St. Tho Insurgents
around Olamba and Angeles hnvo
bothered the Americans Intcly with
their repeated attatks, like most ot
Filipino attacks, consisting ot shooting
lot ot ammunition Into tholr oppo
nents' oamp from long inngo. MnJ.
Cheatham's battalion of tho thirty-
seventh Infantry, three companies ot
tho twenty-first Infantry, n battery ot
tho fifth nitltlery and n galling gun
sallied out yesterday morning from
Cnlamba nnd drove tho Filipinos from
their trenches nd pursuod them for
three ml If. Inflicting heavy loose.
One American was killed and three
wounded of the twenty-first Infantry.
Lieut Ferguson with twenty scents
ot tho thirty-sixth regiment, rocon
uolterlng nonr taboo, eneountored n
party of mounted Filipinos. He killed
six tit them and captured eight, with
Four men from tho gunboat Marl
veins wero lured ashore eighteen
mttos from Iiollo by a ring of trueo nnd
tho Insurgents killed one ot thorn,
wounded one and raptured u third. The
gunbrmt was unable to fire fur fmr ot
wounding tho Americans.
The second Imitation ot tho nine
teenth regiment, MnJ. Ileofe command
ing, embarked far Hollo yoetordtvy to
reltiforrc tho troop.
PASTURE AND FAHM.
Troiit.U IViml lit Jfaoi, ArlifliM.
121 Pnso, Tox., Oct 24. Advlorm from
Dlsbeo, Arte, last night doscrlba tho
sltuntloit at Naco aa critical. It has
been learned that Jamea ltynn, killed
by tho Moxlonns yesterday, was n Drlt
lsh subject and steps nro being taken
by tho Drltlsh subjects at Naco to havo
tho affair investigated by tkolr government
Joo llhodoa and Qcorgo Marts, nap-
lured by tho Mexican, are still In Jail
on tho Mexican sldo of the lino and are
The cowboys on this side nt the bor
der learned yesterday i.mt the prison
ers would be removed to an inkrlor
town tor trial and thoy nro determined
not to let tholr romoval take place, ns
tho method ot executing prisoners In
Moxlco Is well known to them and
they fear to trust tholr friends to tho
guards, knowing that It moans certnln
An effort will bo mndo to rosette tho
prisoners unless they nro released.
Fully 100 cowboys armed with Win
chesters are assembled at Naco and
threats ot violence nro henrd on ev
Tho Mexican garrison has been toln-
forced by 200 rurnlrs, fifty Cordados
and a number ot other guards. Col.
Kostcrlltxky and (Ion. Fonochlo ot
tho Mexican nrmy in Bonora havo been
ordered from Mugdalcnn und aro now
on tholr way to Naco.
Doth ofllccrs have been ongnged In
tho campnlgn against the Ynqul In
Col. Kostorlllzky is known ns tho
Hoosevelt of Mexico.
Serious troublo In Impending nt
Naco and unless Unit oil SUitoH troops
prevent It n bloody encounter Is sure
I.rad and Zlne (Juiiipatiy Orsanlird.
tlge, It has proved that tho Doer ar
tillery, whether directed by Hermans
or not, Is practically valueless. On
the other hand. It has proved to tho
IJoern that the Drltlsh nrtlllory Is
equally effective. It Is qultn pocslblo
that tho so-called plugged shells were
defectlro Mellnlto shells. Tho report
that the Drltlsh captured seventeen
guns appears to bo Incorrect. It Is
boped from tho latest reports that
.Oen. Bymons' wound Is not mortal. It
Is oxpeotod that his command will now
bo entrusted to Sir Archibald Hunter.
move tholr headquarters to this place
In tho near futuro and that South Mc-
Alestor would be tho next town to bo
platted and nppralied. Tho platting
nnd appraising will luko about
six mouths. As soon as platted and
appraised und tltlo given town lots
will become personal property and can
bo sold the same as In the sUtcs.
At Philadelphia, Pa., tho Jury
In tho Ingham-Nowltt counterfeit con
spiracy trial rendered a verdict of
guilty as Indicted, with a recommenda
tion for mercy.
Knnsaa City, Mo., Oct 24. A com
blnatlon known aa tho Natlnnnl Load
Zinc and Spelter compnny. with a cap
Itnllzatlon ot $10,000,000, and with n
surplus ot $100,000 to control and work
largo interests In tho Joplln-dnlena
district has been formed. Tho con
corn was promoted by Marcus Polusky
pronldent of tho National Mlno com
pnny, who has Just returned from Now
York, whero he succeeded In Interpol
Ing eastern capitalists. At present
tho unices ot tho company will bo lo
catcd at Kansas City.
tlrn. Amtntilr Pint
Caracas. Oct. 81. The crisis Is vlr
tually over. Oen. Andrade. the presl-
dent, has accepted tlio conditions pro- J
poied by tho Insurgent commander. I
Oen. Clprlnno Castro, and will go
abroad. Iho presidency devolving upon
tho vice president. Oen. Castro will
enter Caracas peacefully to-day. thus
Avoiding bloodshed nnd a dictator
hip. The final conference between Oen.
Caetio and Scnor Mates, the special
envoy of Oen. Andrade. was held
Thursday. Oen. Csteiro proposes tkat
a popular convention sfeould lie as
sembled in twenty days far the elee
tlan of a new president and the Adop
tion of a new eonstttulon. under wkleh
arrangement lie would succeed to the
The general feeling Is here that a
wny Is open far the dignified withdraw
al ot Oen. Andrade.
Oen. Andrade fled without transfer
Nrwi fro in MmilU.
Manila, Oct 21 It la believed thnt
the Filipino commissioners on whoee
behnlf permission has been asked to
visit Oen. Otla to discus pence terms
and other matters, It admitted to the
American lines, will not bo brought to
Manila, but it Is oxpected that Oen.
MacArthur will be authorized to meet
them. If he be authorized to receive
them he will do so In the status of In
dividuals coming from Agulnaldo and
will decline to receive any official earn
raunlcntlen from the so-called republic.
The spectacle at the last Filipino of
ficer wke waited upon the American
authorities here, displaying uniforms
about the city, encouraged the hoetlle
element of he Inhabitants And more
over the persistent attempts of the va
rious commissions previously sent to
Manila to entrap the Americans Into
seme tort of recognition of the Fili
pino government have exhausted the
patience ot the authorities.
Montgomery. Aln., Oct si. A news
letter from Boarlght, a lumbor town
south ot here, says that placo was
scene of torror oarly Sunday morn
Ing. Tho negro employee ot tho tur
pcntlne stills wero paid off Saturday
night and hundreds ot them, both men
and women, caino hero to get drunk
and take possession of the town. Flu
ally a row started In Falk's beer gar
dsn and dozens of pistols wero fired
Then bedlam reigned for an hour or
Xwj. The white men then got
gether, armed themselves and scatter
ed tae negroes, who subsequently ral
lied and started back. They were met
near Dunsten'a stable and a partial en
gagement ensued, the whites finally
sueeeeded in forcing the negroec back
to the camp. Three negroes are re
ported shot. Tho blaeks are still In
the swamp and the white men are
awaiting their return.
Mr.. HlnrUwrlt Itnl.liC.t.
tandon, Oet. St. It wna announced
last night that n sensational burglury
had tnkon place Sunday ut tho Savoy
hotel, london, wharo the room ot Mrs.
Storkwell of Now York, widow of n
Now York Jeweler, was entered nnd
robbed ot Jowelry valued at 10.000.
and bunk notes nnd other ncgutable
currency to tho amount ot 8000. Mra.
Btockwcll has been staying nt the ho
tel for some tlmo with n nephew, Tho
apartment wan onturcd while they
were at dinner.
The llrltlsh channel squadron has
been ordered to proeeed to Gibraltar.
Uuurluilctl It Hr.alun. Towiulle tiumpanlM Charter. it.
Chicago, III.. Oet 21.-Tbe Boutn- Guthrie. Ok.. Oft. 21.-Two townslte
western Traffic association coneiuuea , companies wero chartered yesterday,
Its leMlsn yesterday. The matter at both to build towns on the Rock Is-
rates far the railroads of Texas was i Rn(j extension now building northeast
under discussion and some agreement from Ilnld. The first was the the Oar-
between the railroads and the snippers ber Town company, capital stock $10.-
ot that state was desired by the mem
bers. The association net In secret
session and declared t Its business
was not finished, but woulu have to be
postponed uutll their next meeting,
which lanes ii&ce In five weeks.
000. Incorporators: M C. Oarber ot
Oarber, 1. O. Conkllng and Diehard
Mescal! ot Hnld; the other the IJIIIIngi
Town company Incorporators: M. O.
Hillings of Outhrle. Wesley Taylor aad
Jamas M. Taylor ot Perry.
Joe Ohoynskl knocked out Dlek
Moore In tho third round at St. Louis.
Montgomery, Ala.. Oct 24. In 189S
In a remote precinct In Washington
county, Alabama, the only Democrat
In the beat was lynehed by a band for
the reason that he did net agree with
them about polities. At tho time ot
Uie lynching und for several yeara aft
erward feeling In the county was so in
toiiso that no trial was attempted. At
session of the circuit court nwu
a session or tue circuit cwin hwu u
few days ago. however, the cases were cowmUUo uelnK
called and tried witn mo resuii wibi , . r uVldence of
Yellow IVT Ht Jarkinn.
Jackson, Miss.. Oct. 21. Bight now
cttKH of yellow fever were reported In
Jackson last night. This mnke n to
tal ot eighteen cased now under treat
ment Tho patients aro well scattered
over tho city nnd tho state board ot
health Issued n statement last ilght
practically declaring tho dlseaso epi
demic. Tho statement further says
that owing to the latoneca ot the sea
son, it is not likely that tho dlseaso
would spread If Introduced at another
plare, hut auggoats that other towns) In
tho state take such quarantine notion
ns they may deem proper. One of the
new patients Is a state convict named
Chlttlngtou. This Is the first time
that yellow fever has appeared In the
penitentiary. Fortunately only a doz
en or so eourlcts arc within the walls,
the others being ut work on the va
rious state farms.
Dr. Haralson, Inspector of the riate
board, reports two casos of yellow fe
ver at Flora, eighteen miles north ot
Many citizens are leaving.
New York, Oet 4. According to
Attorney Frank Mows, tlsn. Dsnjsmln
F. Traeey baa been nerved with u cub
peeun to appear before the Muaet in
vestigating committee ou Oct. 31, the
date sot for the next bearing. He will
then be Interrogated by Mr. Mom con
cerning his knowledge of the affairs
of the Itumapo Water company. Sen
ator Piatt has not been subpoenaed,
of the opinion
twelve of the lynchers were sentenced wUh tb, namRl,0 cage lias en found.
Vj ut pensicnuarjr
Rome cases ot hog cholera aro re
ported In Iitnnr county.
J. W. Klncnnnon sold twen -three
unbrokan mules at San Angclo at $33.
F. Mayer ft Bon of Sen Angclo,
bought COO head of stock cattle at I6.
One hundred bales of cotton wero
sold nt Clarksvttle at 0 cents per
Twcnty-threo carloads of fat cows
wero reoently shipped north tram 8a:
Urlgham ft Palmer ot Dlanoo, nro
feeding C000 bond ot beovos at Now
Tho second growth of prnlrle hay In
Hnrrls county promises to bo bettor
than tho first
Moro than 2000 baloa ot cotton nro
storod at Comnnehe by farmer Await
ing an advance in prices.
IaIhs wolves art worrying cattlemen
around Clilldrecc. One party Iras loct
several ettlvea owing to them.
Stockmen In the I .a redo section re
port tho range condition moro promis
ing then It has been fur yours.
It. C. Nloan nt Concho, estimates III
poenn crop nt Jfc.000 pound. He hni
sold them at $7.76 per hundred.
It Is estimated that $81,000,000 Is an
nually sent out ot TexttH for bacon,
ham, lard and othor hog product.
Competition among hiiycra enusod
cotton seed to go up to til per ton at
DIoMnni, Iituar county, one day last
Fnrmors In tho countloc vlsltod Inst
week by rain nro In excellent spirits,
particularly thoco who havo wheat
Tho cotton seed oil mills hnve re
ceived only about ono-half the quantity
of seed received up to the mime date
Thoro aro In the feeding pens near
Corslcflnn nlwut HOBO head of cattlo
that arc being fed for the northern
Dnvo O'Koofo ot Colorado City, a
prosprotiH stoakmnn, Is lying dnngor
ously III nt the home of his mother in
Rome farmers around Chandler, O.
T., nro having their cotton ginned and
thon hauling it back homo to hold for
Twenty sections of flno grass In the
pastures of Thomas McCall, D. S. Parks
and Mr. Dabney, near San Angclo,
were burned Inst week,
Cattlemen, farmers and gardeners In
McLennan county nro In good spirits
owing to tho recent splendid ruins that
havo fnllon In that section.
Indlnn Territory farmers report tholr
corn largo and well filled nut. but say
It In lighter than It would hnvo been
Jind scasonnblo ralna fnllon.
One hundred bnloa of cotton wero
shipped from Floresvlllo to Yokohama,
Jopan, rccontly, by wny of Oalveston.
Tho chargo amounted to $081. CI.
A number ot farmers in Hill county
have had hogs to mysteriously disap
pear Intcly. Ono of them found tho
head of a porkor concealed In a brush
Soveral wagon loads of watermelons
wero on tho Htroetn of Taylor a few
days ago. Thoy wore raised In Wil
liamson county, nnd ware ot oxcollont
It F. Darnott, near lloewull. tins a
four-year-old npplo orchard. Tho or
chard contnltiH about thirty-five ucros.
Ho Iuih realized about 10,000 pounds ot
tho fruit this sonson.
Last week's rains In sovornl counties
of Texas hnvo enusod considerable sow.
Ing ot wliont, as tho oxtrcmo dry
wcuthor caused furmors to hold back
until thoso showers toll.
Drltlsh soldlera will oat American
corned beef In the Transvaal, and It
Is already being furnished by Chicago
packers. Order for over 1,000.000
pounds have already been receive! .
Tho recent rains in several sections
ot Toxna hnvo caused furmors and gar
deners to do considerable sowing ot
Owing to tho lack ot rnln turnips
nnd other vegetables around Dronhnm
nre scarce WatormeloiiH nnd canto
loupes, however, raised on the flooded
lands near Chnppel Hill, are plentiful
and ot excellent quality.
The Truck and Fruit O rowers' union
of Northern Texas lteld an Interesting
ccmIoii at Tcxarkana Oct. 10 and 11.
Irrigation was fully dlscuseed. and it
was deemed beet that it be adopted
generally by the members.
The purchasing of mules by agents
of the llrltlsh government for shipment
to the Transvaal has given quite an
Impetus to that market In various
parts of the state. These animals are
to be used In the Doer campaign In
A splendid rain foil lost week In tho
Ohlekashaw country of tho Indian Ter
ritory. This rln will be very beno-
ftolnl, as It will enable the farmers
to sow wlumt-aamrtltJ npjaan.v of . tin
have refrained from doing owing to tho
Alt Mllllgan ot Corsleana sold tn
Denton & Hodden forty-two head ot
mixed cattle, cows and ealvee, the lat
ter not over four months old. The
cows crought 3 cents on foot aud the
calves $0 per bead. Tbey were all
Trial Hat lailailtlal Uontent'on,
Dallas, Tex., Oct 21 Delegates to the
stato Industrial convention, whlob con
vened at the fair grounds auditorium
yesterday morning In accordance will
tho call that was Issued by Oov. Bay
crs tovtval weeks ago, cheered ex-Oor.
It. D. Hubbard ot Tyler when ho de
clared that work on the Nlearnguan
cannl should bo pushed to a speedy
completion. Mr. Hubbard also declared
that this canal meant much for tho In
dustries of Texss, and thla was voclt
Tho nttendunco on the convention
was far beyond the expectations ot tho
most sanguine. Nearly every couaty
in the stnte was represented. Tho del
esatcc were all very eothuciastlc and
declared with great emphasis that tho
crying need of this state wan taetorlos
and especially cotton factories. It was
also tholr opinion that such establish
ments would have to be founded by
Tho convention was called to order
at 11 o'clock by ox-State Senator O. P.
Dowser of Dallas, Carrleo's band ren
dered selections, nnd then Ut. Dev. A.
C. Unrrctt, 1) 1)., LL. I)., bishop ot
the llplscopal dloeeeo of Dallas, de
livered on Invocation. Hon. Oeo. N.
Aldrcdge of Dallas was Introduced by
Mr. Dowsor and delivered an address.
Hon. D. I). Paddock, mayor ot Fort
Worth, was elected temporary chair
mnn, and was Introduced by Judge Al
dredge. W. A. Hhon, n cattleman of
Collin county, was mado temporary sec
retary. Ux-tlov. II. D. Hubbard of Ty
ler was Introduced nnd spoke. On mo
tion n committee on permanent organ
ization was nppolntcd.
Tho committee referred to reported
"Oontlomcn of tho convention: Wo,
your committee, bog to recommend
thnt u permanent organization bo ef
fect by tho election ot the following of
ficers: President, Hon. O. P. Dowsor
ot Dallas; first vice president, W. A.
Ithea of Collin county; second vice
president, F. S. Wade of Williamson
county; third vice president, H. II. 11.
Orecn ot Terrell; secretary, S. A.
Flshbum ot Dallas; usslstunt secretary,
ltulph Doatou of Corsleana; executivo
committee, J. A. Komp ot Wichita
Falls, D. D. Paddock ot Fort Worth,
V. W. Orubbs of Urconvlllo, 1J. W.
II. Bhollburn of Denton, T. O. Slaugh
ter ot Collin, Obco Goodwin ot Kills, F.
L. Smith ot Oalveston, J. W. Chil
dress ot Coke, A. J. Nanco ot Den
ton and J. L. Stephenson ot Taylor."
Tho report was adopted, and In as
suming tho duties ot tho position to
which he had been clcctod, ex-Stato
Senator O. P, Dowser mado a short
Tho following resolutions, which was
found on tho desk ot tho secretary,
was read aud adopted:
Whereas, no people who soil tho pro
duct of their labor in the ran- or un
finished atato, can become wealthy, or
oven permanently prosperous, nnd
Wliurcns, the state ot Texas has no
official department of manufactures,
nor tho people ot tho stnte nn organ
which the association to look after the
Industrial development ot our great
commonwealth; therefore be It
rtMotvcd. that this assembly go Into
permanent organisation by the election
of a president, a secretary, throe vice
presidents aud nn executive board to
consist ot seven members.
Deceived further, that said organi
zation be known as tha Texas Stato
Industrial association, und thnt tha
said association meet annually at such
time nnd placo pursuant to call ot the
prosldent and oxccutlva board.
American rate noises nre
bought for use In South Africa.
Writ Triui I'alr .Miirlatlnri.
Abllone, Tex., Oct. 21. Tho West
Texas Fair nseoclatlon baa preiNinxl
an unusually interacting entertain
ment for this year.
In addition to tho usual contest for
prizes In the agricultural aud live
stock departments, thoro will be tho
woman's department and the flue arts
This branch of the fair will be very
superior. The ladles' department Is
under the management of Mrs. L. II.
Dradford. The art department Is un
der the management ot Mica Hlla
Cockrell. Hnough Is known ot these
two departments to say that they
eould net be surpassed anywhere in
the state outside of thr largcct towns.
In addition to an unusually Interest
ing race programme, the association
has made arrangements with the Dick
ott family to give a free athletic per
formance every day In front ot tha
The railroads have given very low
Itolibut by lllKliwajrurn.
Hlllsboro, Tox., Oot 21. Sidney Dar-
nett, son of A. O Darnett ot Aobott,
Itnl well Into his teens, hat returned
from a voluntary a bit nee of two
months to McLennan county. He re
ports that he made $10 picking cotton
near Blm Mott, and while hunting
work further on was held up by three
highwaymen, who robbed him ot his
money and all his best clothes. With
resolute grit be continued his way
and partially retrieved his fortunes.