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THE WEEKLY HERALD, JUNri 11, 190S.
than twenty-nine yeara of ago at the time of bin death. A few month ao nla wife, after a brief lllueaa died, leaving him and three amall children. Ince ihon they have made their with Mr. WatHon'i widowed mother. Now the children, by thin gwond untimely death, aro left with. out father or mother. Mr. Wat. -on Helm St3nds Trlsl For Of- H many bcre ho deeply uiuuiu uib uemn. CASE IS HARD FOUGHT . . FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT It VI MRS EMMA COCIIKAX PR AD. fense Vhfch May Garry Death Penally '(From Tueday Dally.)' Late yesterday afternoon the court succeeded in completing the Jury for trial of the Helm case and today the court want at once Into the trial, able that the remains will be shly- Itenuiliii Will Re Shipped to Mis- alaolppl. (From Thursday'! DHy) Today at the home, 1905 Harri son street, Mrs. Emmu Cochran dlod after a lingering Illness. It 1m prob- Both the nature of the charge and the character of the evidence reveal ed In the former hearings show the t use to be one of the most sensational ever brought Into court here, and the trial la accordingly being followod by many spectators and listeners. p'd bark to the old home of tho fam ily In Mississippi and until Instruc. tlons have been received from a marrlod son and daughter there, no announcement will be mado In regard to the funeral, Mrs. Cochran came to Amarlllo ttihnilt Ivn Vunra nan In lU 9 Under the law the crime of rape, L-lnln, .. fpn nu ..Ilk .hlK it U. " " """ vw..DUU.,,wU -,.u ...o ...u,.l.uc..l irn whlfh hart ..mlnrmln R. K. Helm, the defendant, l punish able by penalties which range from torras In the penitentiary to the death Kcntenro Itself, and the (rial on that account la of vittfl Interest through out. It is being bitterly fought by both aides and both stdea are amply prepared to maVi the most of the fight. State's Attorney Henry Bfjthop Is being assisted .by Gustams and her health. l'lie change ' ouly partially suc cessful and she has gradually weak ened till the end camoi today. She leaves two children here, a son and Ittll . M t. I a 1. a nine aauamer. uesiaes tli miir- rled son and daughter In MisslHslppl. tier husband, who was a railroad man of considerable prominence, died a number of years ago and is buried in that state. Mrs. Cochran was Supt, Cousins Addresses Stud ' enls of Summer Normal and Citizens , , , . ... . "i siaie. Mrs. cocuran was a Jackson and County Attorney Hugh mflmb of tne DaplBt church( i;mp res, who conducted most of the althongh tne of hpr has prevented her from making many acquaintances here, those who knew her regret her loss and Join In as sisting ber children in this hour of their trial. ANTI RACETRACK LEGISLATION examining trial and took the orlg I rial complaint, la voluntarily assist ing the state. Veale, Ilarlcwood and Underwood ere representing the dc- lense. ' i i Prosecuting Witness Tells Ktory. On call of the caso this morning, the prosecuting witness was tbo first to take the stand. She Is a pretty woman, with clear complexion, rath er smull features, light brown hair, and bright eyes which this morning often sparkled with tears. She Is a well proportioned woman and the de- tense established this morning that Associated Press k.. .,I.V .... .1 . - -. . 11(7. nr kul nun a.iinii L ft rtdii nna i t... I .AIURnV. NJ V Tuna 1 1 Tt. ... flt.. n .,. . , 1 J 1 -.1 wu.au aj. 4 11 U 11- brown tailored suit, with hat and 0(Uy V0,ed on the -" veil to match, which she wore at lra(k fumbling bills which passed an ner lormcr appearances In court. H"8 assembly yesterday. Senator Under tho guidance of tho proso- Foelkor, whoso serious nines, ronat! llHnn tTilu mrmr Inw U iU ..lit. I ..... .,,. ,, WH tuted a elcment 0. douht . to thB loierame airccinesa but in . voice, , . that often faltered th storv f ih. u""-u 01 vernor imgnos- right crime. Helm had been boarding and 0 male Knibllng at raco tracks a rooming at their houso on Johnson crime, was better today and his pby- treet for a number of months and "'clang considered him able to an- was often at tho house when tier 8W" roll call. Tho first test vote husband C. A .Miller, was out on his resulted In a victory for the measure run as engineer on tho Pecoa Valloy by 26 to 25. Tho question was on lines. Helm, himself, Is a fireman an amendment, the effect of which and Jiad been a special friend of would be to kill the nondlmr .hill ,her husband's. It was during the r'oeikcr was present and voted with absence of Miller one day last April, tho majority that Helm, according to the wit- (Later) The first anti-rare track nessB story, overpowered her, Rambling bill passe dthe senate by enoked her Into aeml-unconaclous. the narrow margin of 26 to 25. ness, ana commuted tne crime, Mrs. Jno second bill was passed by the Millers story this morning was ame vote and the most sensational graphic in its distinctness in spite lcRlnlatlve battle In many years was of her tears and halting valce and It at an end. Hoth bills become effee- plalnly exerted a powerful effect on tivo as soon as signed by the gov- tne jury and on the spectators. ernor. Mrs. Miller Under Fire. .Mrs. Miller's ordeal had Just begun wheu Bhe complotod her direct testl. niotiy and for most of the rest of the duy she bus been facing the man i.he accuses and his attorneyi and islanding a raking fire of questions. Jt was plain from the first that the defense would take up the character or the witness and, on the ground Totlay the Baraca class of young of attacking the credibility of the mcn ln Amarlllo Is one year old and witness, Judge Haslcwood. leading na ot"eer and members will cele lor the defonse. instituted a line ot Prate tn ev"t by an Informal re questions regarding ber life at her ceptlon Rt tne FlrBt Baptist church old homo in Slater, Mo. Tho state tnla v"'ng beginning at 8:30. Tho trequently objected to these aues- cla8s at tno Baptist church Is the be ttons and at several points the do-lB'nnlnS tue Baraca movement in lense almost came In conflict with Araai'IHo and there are now other the court In its effort to elicit state- bratlon this evening lR especially ot ments concerning the relation of 100 cIbbs which meets at the Baptist 'Mrs. Miller with people in Missouri church but all other Baracas and and ln Chicago where she visited be- r frl,nds will be welcome at the tore coming to Amarlllo. reception Freze Case Monday. The year's work has been signally The Helm case will almost certain ccessful and the future promises ly take up the remainder of the week Rreater tnlnRa ven th&n the class as' there are numerous witnesses to M10" yet undertaken. In the new Bap. be Introduced by both sides. tlst church special provision has boon Next Monday, according to an- maae for the needs of the class so nouncemont made today the case tnat 11 e able to carry on all against "Jack" Freeze for the killing branches of its work conveniently of -snaay Bill" warren last week na comfortably. The class now nunv will be taken up, and a special ve- bers a membership of over 100 and its members are constantly on the lookoout for addition to the list and to the circle of workers. A. K. Mey. er is president now, C, C .Brady. secretary, and ft. A, Davis treasurer. BARACA CLASS CELE BRATES BIRTHDAY From Thursday's Dally.) Summer normals and teachers' county Institutes as tho most effi cient means of making abler teachers and the permanent value of a liber al provision for schools furnished the theme for Hon. II. B. Cousins, state superintendent of public Instruction, ln a vigorous address at the High School auditorium yesterday after noon. "The Summer Normal and Its Proper Work" was tho subject down in the catalogue for Mr. Cousins' address but he begged In the .begin ning to be allowed to talk on the things which ho most wished to im press, whether they were on the sub ject assigned or not, so he talked to nls audience with a personal em- phasis that gave his remarks effec tive weight, Itejolres In Educational Progrrwi. Advances along educational lines In every field in the past few years, Mr. Cousins cited as being Just cause to every citizen for rejoicing and es pecially to every man and woman di rectly interested In education. This progress ln Texas he attributed, more than to any other one thing, to the interest created by teachers' summer normals and teachers' county Insti tutes.. Without crediting or dlscred. iting the work of that body in any other line the speaker praised the thirtieth legislature for much that has recently been made into law for the good of education. For the teachers who attended In stitutes simply to comply with the provisions of the statutes In getting their certificates extended, Mr. Cou sins had a sharp rebuke and he stated that so long a he whs' super intendent he would. ' work" " against such subterfuge But thd practico of allowing teacher greater freedom in summer school 1 work by giving them crsdit on certificates for work of a general nature, he commended a a R4 move aud one that should be wisely continued. High KtAndardn for Normals. "What Is best for the teacher Is best for tho children, and that is I best for every mfan and woman ln the state," declared th0 speaker ln summing up his Intentions In regard to summer schools and his desire for the provisions which will best en able teachers to get new Ideas and to keep fresh vigor In their teach ing. Continuing the speaker chal. lenged any other profession to show such a desire for Its own improve ment as that which is constantly manifested by the teaching profes sion, and he showed the vast sums which are spent by the teachers of Texas In order that they may better teach the children of Texas. In con nection with the question which sometimes arises as to the worth of the teaching that those teachers get for their money, the superintendent said that he was beginning this year an Investigation of the state ment sometimes made that there were too many summer normals and that as a result some of the facul. tleswere not wbat they should be in some partj of Texas against giving the schools ample support, The tax rate in Potter county he coin mended but called attention to the fuel that some districts are e'en paying more. Of tho districts which pay less and of the citterns who grumble at the tax on the grow ml that "Let the other fellow educate his own chil dren, I II educate mine," he spoke in tbo most srathing terms. "Am I my brother's keeper," he declared wa the murderer's excuse. Scboools are simply Joint stock companies and every tax payer 6cti big dividends for the money spent Met Teachers and Cltlxcn. After his address, Superintendent CotiKlns met a number of citizens and teachers here. The address conclud ed the work yesterday afternoon. Mr, Cousins has been continuing his visit here today and will leave this even, mg on the Denver train for flood night where he will visit thhe sum mer normal now In progress at that school. nire or seventy-live men Is being summoned today for that trial. IIUCK WATSO.V BURIED. Morning Perrlcca Conducted ' This at Kotildciice (From Thursday's Daily.) This morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. C. X. N. Ferguson, of the Methodist HmUlen's Arnica Naive Wilis. Tom Moore, of Rural Route 1. Cochran, Ga., writes; "I had a bad sore come on the Insten of mv font church, conducted from the family and could find nothing that would residence at 103 Harrison street the heal it until t onnii., ni,i.. Tuneraf of Odio or "Duck" Watson, ntra Salve. Lesg than half of a S5 es he baa been more familiarly cent box won the day for me by a( known. Interment took place in feetlnu a' nerfeet euro snM ,n,u. Llano cpnietery. The deceased guaranlee at L. O. Thompson Co. 'a wag a little more i drutr storo. He paid a high compliment to the splendid array of teaching talent which the students of tho Panhan dle summer normal will be under (or the next two weeks, and empha sized the fact that teachers when they go to Institute Justly demand the very best of their teachers. Short Teachers for Short lYice. "Teachers in this part of the state have the most wonderful opportuni ties that can como before teachers," he said, "and you need th8 strongest men and the strongest women that you can put tno hhe school rooms." In a new country of the groat ma terial prosperity which has marked this, the danger sometimes arises that educational enterprises will not be kept abreast of others, and he urged the citizenship to continue as they hav0 begun here to build educa. tionat institutions equal in size with tho hopes of the country. To get the strong men and women which he said the situation here demanded, the superintendent cautioned trustees and others who have the employing of teachers to do, that the teacher market Is much like the horse mar ket, the man who puts up a god price can get a good horse, hut the man who puts up a short price will get a short horse. Commands Taxes for Schools. Continuing the subject of provision for schools and teachers, the speak er scored the disposition manifested BOWERY HOSE CO, IS ORGANIZED (From Tuesday'a Dally.) With T. W. White president and Dick Herbst, foreman, Hose Company No. 2, to have its headquarters near the union station, is now organized and is getting ready for business At a meeting last night the Initial list of members was completed, of ficers were elected and plans were started for regular practice. As soon as possible a building will be se cured at some convenient place on or near the Bowery and the old band hose reel with a full equipment ot nose will be left In that building. Other hand equipment will be fur nlsbed the station and the new hose company will then be able to get on the ground with fire fighting appa ratus at least several minutes before the companies from the central ata. tlon can arrive. As the first few min utes of a fire a the critical ones so tar B3 avoiding a serious conflagra tion is concerned, the advantage of having this "first aid" company Ii readily apparent. Dick Herbst, the foreman of the new company, was tho first paid driver ef the Amarlllo flre depart ment and continues his membership now as one of the members. He Is thus a thoroughly experienced fire " titer and will make an able leader tor the new company. T. W. White, the president of the company, Is the agent at the union station, and will co-operate with the members In mak ing the company R success. Other officers and members of the com pany are; W. B. Pickens, assistant foreman; L. M. Jones, second assist, ant foreman; O. W. Jessup, secre tary and treasurer; J. L. Lyons, Al bert Renfro, F. O. Torpenlng, O. A. Wulfman, F. L. Glmore, J. M. Bur rows, W. G. Fly, Fred D. Smith, T. C. Ward, D. Lyons, G. G. Harris and W. C. Campbell. The company will practice with the hose company down town on Tuesday and Friday even ings till a building Is secured for the company. nit Ion is used according to tho regu unions for target practice. In audi. Hon to furnishing free aiumunitluu tor all target practice, the state de partment Is Instituting this year a ystem of rewards and rankings (or murUnmen who have qualified under tho prescribed course set by the de partment. These courses of shooting are fully described In a recent order of the department and Includo a number of classes for both rlflo and revolver shouting. All national guardsmen who complete courses of shooting as set out In tho order and who make as high as 80 per cent perfect scores, that Is U00 bits out of a posslblo 250, will be ranked as "marksmen" and will be given a pin showing that the record has been made with a rifle or a revolver. Higher ranks are designated as "sharpshooters and "expert marks men" and aro designated by corre sponding pins. Moreover the pins are so arranged that additional burs may be added to tnem every year for continued records In the class In which they wero awarded. Thus tho wearer of a pin shows at once that he has achieved rank as a marksinun and also shows the number of years that he has held that rank. In order to encourHgo geueral excellence ln various companies, the department Is offering an additional prize of a cup or other trophy to be selected by the winning company, to the value of at least $50, to tho company which be tween June 1 and October 31, this year shall have qualified tho great est number of marksmen. Troop B has a number of men of statewide note as marksmen and thejo will undoubtedly take high 1 place In the atate tournament. The number of men on the roster is, how. ever, smaller than that which many other companies have so the troop would be at a little disadvantage In trying for the company prize. If more men are secured the company may try and members of the troop are now planning to that end. RIVERS' RISE DOES HARM Tremendous Amount of Dam age Wrought By Rapid Rise Of River TROOP B PREPARES FOR ENCAMPMENT (From Frlday'B Dally.) Officers and men of Troop B are now making all possible prepara tions for the' trip to the annual en campment,. Tho troop will leave here on the 28th-jbf this month for Leon Springs near Sao Antonio and will St. Joseph, Mo., June 11. The Missouri river rose three.tenths of an inch here last night and is still ris ing. The damage to crops is- rapidly multiplying. With some of the lower portions of North Topeka near Soldier Creek and "Little Russia" still submerged, with dead water, the major portion of these parts are above water and street ears have resumed service. The banks and stores are open and bus- ncss men say aside trow moving and cealing up, tho los8 will not amount to more than 1300. This does not include the loss of the Union Pacific which has been very heavy at their tie plant. Kansas City, June 11. There was no livestock market today on account of the flood. Flood conditions hero have bet tered a little this morning. Tho Kaw river began falling before day light and the water has steadily re ceded from the inundated district. The Missouri continued to rise slow ly, but can do no additional dam. age at this point. The Kaw became stationary at Kansas City at 1 o'clock be In encampment tbere for fifteen lnls morning when it reached the days. This encampment will be on 8ta8e of 28.1 feet. The Missouri at the most elaborate acalo of any In 7 o'clock stood 28.3 feet, a rise of recent years, as thousands of volun. one foot 8lnce 8 o'clock last night, teer troops from other states will Tne weather bureau predicts that be In the camp and. in addition, a tne Missouri will continue to rise for number of regiments of regular army twenty hours. All railroads are In troops will take part In the maneu- Peation at the union station this vers. The allowance of equipment morning except the Union Pacific and supplies has been more liberal Rnd Missouri Pacific, whose bridges than usual this year so that the men ftre Btin under water. The water Is are looking forward to the best trip 8,111 na,f a block awny from the sta- that they have ever had. Recruits tlon anl wltn tno f11 In the Kaw who enlist In the troop tbhig month river 8,1 danger- of water reaching can go with the company to the en- lnat structure is passed, in the stock campment this year. All expenses yarns tne water Is receding fast, but are paid, of course, and besides this business Is paralyzed and no stock tho officers and men receive regular 's being moved. Tho water still army pay from the time they leave sl00(1 several feet deep In one-fourth here till they return. t the hog pens and there was two A special effort Is now being made tect of water in tho basement of the to bring the state troops to a high Btot exchange. Despite the fact that standard of marksmanship and to hundreds of persons are homeless In this end many Inducement aro of- Armourdale and Argentine, there h fered for practico on the home ranges n actual distress and tho cttlxena of the various companies. The state will furnish free of charge practi cally all the, ammunition that tho troops will use, provided that the proper officers see that tho ammu- of Kansas City, Kan., are taking care of all the needy. J. S. Stalllngs. the Claudo attor ney, Is here attending court today. I'KHSONAL MIXTION W. I,. Thornton, llio Coca Cola man from Dalian, Is nuking the rounds In Amarlllo today, Lee lleneson, representative of the r'ort Worth Record, Is putihliig tbo Interests of his paper hero today, N'ep Dun, and non, tire here from cast Tennehxee visiting their cousin, J. H. Clouldy and loolvln over the country. Mayor John R. Delay and Alder man J. Murray Mnlone, of Plain- view, Btnpped over In Amarlllo today en route to Weal lierford and oilier poiiiin In lower Texas to invei-fj;al newer plants, plalnvlew Is planning to Install a plant and In sending out its illy officer in order to learn something about plants which are now In biuccMsfiil .operation. II. D. Kucker. of the Korak Won der Company playing in tho tent theater at Sixth and llarrlMiu streets, is spending tin. day at his ranch north of Hereford. GHAS, W, SANGER LAND COMPANY CHOICE PANHANDLE LANDS AND CITY PROPERTY 150,000 ACRES FOR SALE Corner Third and Polk Sts, Opposite Amaeillo Hotel FOR SALE Wo ahvo a number of bargain s to offer lo buyers for good rich level farm lands, both In 160 . 320 and section tracts, well located as to railroads towns, s chools, etc., and on good rea sonable terms. Also some large tracts that l can sell at whole sale prices. A good R-rooni brick and stone residence located In the heart of St. Louis. Mo., to trsde for good level panhaudle land If jou h:ivo good, rich lev ,. nnlns land to Hell, list It with me. I hunt bargains, and find ni'YKHS. Come t0 THE PAXIIANDL n, the country of Hogs and al falfa. , Fortune knocks at your door. A word to tho wise ought to bo sufficient. Amarillo Bank I and Trust Co. Amarillo, Texas aid Up Capital, $50,000 Banking Department Ample capital. Reliable and prompt service. No account too small. None too large. Interest paid on time deposits. Trust Department Make your will and,' name this company u your executor. It is better to leave your business in the hands of an in stitution that will not die, nor abscond, nor resign. Leave your will in our vault for safe keeping, Consult us con lidentiallv shout thi important matter. Valuable papers kept for jou free. j. C. Paul, Pre. tsy. Wheitkv. Cishier. Avery Turner. V. Trej, Chit. A. Fisk. Jr. Seo'y. 325EEQ 2&BES1 E98QES3 DAILY PANHANDLE'S POPULARITY CONTEST The following allotment of votes will be made to old and new subscri bers to both the DAILY PAN HANDLE and the WEEKLY HERALD. No ballots will be al lowed on subscriptions to the Daily Panhandle for less than one month and to the Weekly Herald for less than one year: no ballots will be issued to any subscription not accompanied by the full amount in cash. DAILY PANHANDLE SUBSCRIPTIONS Subscription One month 50c Two months, $1. Three months, $1.25 Six months, $2.50 One year, $5. Two years, $10. Three years, $15. 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