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S. M. Derden, Gen. At-
TWO HUNDRED PERISH.
Steamer Sardina Burn at Va
letta, Island of Malta.
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HORRIBLE SCENES OCCUR.
Scores of Panic-Stricken People Leap
into the Bounding Billows; Others,
Encircled by Fire, Are Either Roast
ed to Death or Suffocated.
Valetta, Nor. 25. The 'steamship
Sardinia of the Ellernian line, which
had Just arrived at this port for
Alexandria, Egypt, was destroyed by
fire early this morning.
The passengers and crew of over
200 persons nearly all perished. The
Sardinia was scarcely off Grand Har
bor when the first sign of fire appear
ed. A strong wind was blowing, and
with the flames furiously fanned the
entire vensel was soon ablaze and
those on hoard had barely a chance
to tsave their lives. '
A veritable panic prevailed ns the
rapidly spreading flames drove the
passengetB and crew to the rails.
Many excited ones, not oven wulf
Ing for boats to be lowered, pluiitfcd
Into the sea. Scores are believed to
nave been drowned. Others were
trapped by fire mid literally roasted
10 neatn or Kinothertd without a
chance for life. The hlh sea and
nair gale wlitcli prevailed at the time
however, made It Imuosslble for ves
sels to,ven approach the Sardinia and
iney could do little in the wnv of aid.
The Sardinia left Llvernool Nov. 14
j with a cargo of general merchandise
: for Mediterranean ports. Her crew
numbered forty-four and about twenty
itrstciass and six second class pas
sengers embarked at Livernool.
Many persons evidently came to tb
end from drowning, though some had
been burned fn death. The flames
apparently originated In the forchold
A (iuntlty of napthu wai stored there
anci it red tne conflagration to such
sn extent that it booii became Impos
sible to save the vessel.
Vrava the beginning the capluln and
crew stuck nobly to their posts. They
served out life hells and did every
thing possible to help the panic strick
en passengers, most of whom were
Arab pilgrims. There were only eleven
Kuropeans on board the Sardina out
of a total pasenger list of 151.
6UDDENLY AND SWIFTLY.
J, E. WEJLLS
wM 1 1 MM mmmMmeamim m m m tmu h a
Touch of Humor AUo Imparted During
Chicago, Nov. 2.V Things happen
ed suddenly and swiftly and with a
touch of Ironic humor at the Illinois
Athletic club. In fact, while Robert
H. McCormlck, assistant I'nlted Stales
district attorney, speaking in the gym
nasium on top floor, was upholding
the law and declaring In his tn.-iiienrnl
address that the recent bovine match
w-a.a grave mistake, detectives In
evening dress from the Harrison street
imiu- cianon, eruerea room vx. on
the floor below and arrested eight club
members who were playing poker.
There Is no doubt in the minds of
, the club members that the "smart
j noss" of the men who pulled off two
boxing matches despite warnings of
: Chief of Police Slilppy that no fighting
i Wa-t to be nermltleil In the cltv la re.
sponsible for last night's raids. The
enter was rurious when he heard what
had happened and the next night sent
two fly-cops to the club to see If any
gambling was going on. They found
Evidently Chief Shlppy has been ly
Ing low and watching. The prisoners
gave fictitious nnmiis at the police
station and Aldermnn Kenna. known
as "Hlnky Dink," signed their bom
of $400 each.
TIE LADY TO CHAIR.
First Chloroform Her, House
Chicago, Nor. 2. Tw robbers, one
of them disguised as the head of the
family bo effectively as to deceive
the mistress of the house, Invaded the
residence of William Goes In Washing
ton Height. They overpowered Mrs.
Goes, tied her to a chair and cholro
formed her, after which they looted
the house at their pleasure.
After the thieves had made good
their escape Mrs. Goes remained un
conscious for an hour and a half. She
Is seriously ill ns the result of Inhaling
The robbery was the boldest and
most Ingenious that has coraejo the
attention of the police for some time.
It Is the first visit of thieves to Mil
lionaires' Hill,' as that quarter of
Washington Heights is known, since
me Killing or a burglar by a citizen
several years ago.
The robbers spent nearly an hour
ransacking the roonM. and found ilflU
In cash. When Harrv. the twelve-venr.
old son. returned from school and dis
covered his mother's plight he cut the
ropes that bound her and released the
chloroform soaked handkerchief and
eh and a fourteen-year-old sister suc
ceeded In restoring their mother to
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sii fin anything embraced in this line.
We are showing the largest !ine ever
brought to Bryan and at bed rock paices.
TARIFF ON HIDE3.
new pictures every night'
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The Accommofing Drugstore
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M. H. JAMES
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"The Raven." founded on Kduar Al
tan I'oe's poem of the same name, will
soon ue produced, with Henry Lud
lowe In the leading role. The play
was written by (Jeorge C. Ilazeltoii.
who wrote "Mistress Nell." Julia
Ashton will play the leading woman's
THE S1LUMAN HOVSE.
The Silliman HokceyTormeiiy Hamil
ton House) will offu for guests Mon
day, November 9; rates $2 per day;
special rates to regular boarders. Ser
vice first class. C. F. Terrell, Prop.
.. Quaker Scotch Oats .
Two Packages for 25c.
Phone us for prices on
Cranberries, Mince meat, Jams, Jellies. Cuants. Raisins, Nuts and all other
items that contribute to a perfect Thanksgiving dinner
C. t. Bullock & Company
Shoe Manufacturers Will Protest to
Ways and Means Committee.
Chicago. Nov. 2. At a meeting of
3.1M representatives of shoe manufac
turing concerns held at this City plans
were formulated for presenting their
arguments to the ways and means
committee of congress at Washington.
tne argument of the shoe men u
that a tariff on hides enriches the beef
pdeker at the exsense- of the farmer
nnd the buyers of shoes. One of the
manufacturers after the meeting put
It this way:
We dealers In the 'manufactured
product feel iustlv ac
claim rightfully that the 15 per cent
duty on bides comnels ns to art na u
collecting agency for the large pack
ers.- ine i., per cent tariff benefits
nobody but them.
"The raiser of the cattle Is in the
same boat with in Ha in uoiti,,
the worst of It. although the IS ner
cent tan i r is supposed to be there for
"The lesson Is so slniule that anv
one can understand It with a moment's
"James G. Blaine wrote to VVIIIIiim
McKlnley In 1830 that It tt'flu A irre.it
mistake to take hid. off th f
list, where they had been for sn manv
years. It was, he said, a slap In the
face to South Americans, with whom
we are trying to enlarge trade. It will
benefit the farmers, he said further
by adding & to 8 cents to the price of
his children's shoes. It will create a
profit to the butcher only.
"The butcher of those days Is the
packer of today the packer who buys
th animal on the hoof at his own
price with little regard to what It
costs the farmer, the protected farm
er, to raise it."
Bryan Medical Institute
MAS OPKNEI) OFFICES IN
I UK SMITH BUILDING
Consult Dr. J..S. Paul
I he Chief KximminsTnysidan and Surgeon.
JEFFERSON DAVIS" DEATH.
Commander Evans Requests Nine
teenth Anniversary eB Remembered.
New Orleans, Nov. 25. By omnium!
of Clement A. Kcvans. general com
mander; Adjutant General Mickle is
sued from the headquarters of the
I'niled Confederate Veterans a Gen
eral older for all Confederate organl
rations to unite In observing Dec. fi
tne nineteenth anniversary nf the
death of Hon. Jefferson Davis.
(5ener.il Kvans Invites attention to
the resolutions adopted at the nir.
mlngham reunion by the Southern Me
morial association ca I ine on scluml
authorities of the nouth to make the
lie of Jefferson Davis a special sludv
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2 to 4 special hours for ladies.
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5. L. B0ATWRICHT, Agent
Relief Arrives at Manila..
Manila. Nov. .. The hosnital shin
Relief, whicu sailed from Manila on
Nov. 13 for (5uam and was disabled
n a typhoon and driven far from her
course, has arrived here. Her deck
house was badly damaged, her enelnes
disabled and the vessel otherwise
showed the effects of the terrific seas
which swept over her. All aboard
are safe, and no one was Iniured. hut
only the hard work of the officers
and crew saved the ship from founder
ing. The Relief wl 1 be taken to the
navy yard at Cavlte. where repairs,
wnicn win consume several days, vfii
AND SHORT ORDKRMKALS
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Graders at Work.
Lubbock. Tex.. Nov. 26 Thlrtv five
teams with scrapers have commenced
work grading the roadbed of the Al
tus, Oklahoma and Gl Paso railroad.
A proposition to the citizens has been
made -in tne last few days by a con
tractor to build from Plalnvlew. which
Is fifty miles from Lubbock, and give
oonu mat ne win have the road com
pleted Inside of ten months.
Wound Proves Mortal.
HoldenvIIle. Okla., Nov. 2 John
Tabner, the city marshal of Weturaka
a town fifteen miles north of here
In this county, and who. In a street
duel last Sunday, shot and killed ben
Smith and was then mortally wounded
by Jeff Smith, died Wednesday morn
ing. Jeff Smith had been allowed
bond in the sum of $5,000 awaiting the
result of Tabner's Injuries but has
surrendered and is now in Jail.
Meteorite Kills Horses.
MuskoRee, Okla., Nov. 26. A me
oorlte is reported to have fallen sev
en miles south of Muskogee, striking
the barn or Frank Smith, killing two
horses and burying itself deep in the
Harris a Candidate.
Columbus. O., Nov. 26. Governor
Harris declares himself a receptive
candidate for Senator Foraker's place.
ra.urewi.h me. I represent , he Oldest Companies Your Bu.inc.
given my pWnal ntjprfZ, and appreciated.
Kire. Tornado, Accident, Plate Glass, Bonds and Live Stock
Residence Phone 257. Office Phone 372.
S. H. FRANKLIN'S
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