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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
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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.
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