FOUR! KENTH YEAR
BRYAN, TtLX i, SUNDAY MORNING JANUARY 17, l'X)
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Every Item Reduced
331 Off On
Of Every Description.
Choice Eating Apples
Oranges, all sizes
CEHeiRW POET FOE,
First Exercises Held at Univer-1
ity of Virginia.
TITCCTV TC immrrnpintr
TUESDAY IS ANNIVERSARY
Tuesday Marks the One Hundredth
Anniversary of the Birth of the
World Famed Author of 'The
Raven" and "The Bells."
Washington. Jan. 16. With the
opening of the room of Edgar Allan
Poe at the University of Virginia, j the sneaker will' be Dr. Hamilton'
where the poet was educated, as a i Wr,Rht Mable and Henry Noble Mac
Poe museum the national celebration ! Cra1'kon'1A 1,oem wr,t,e" tor the oc-
of the centenary of the great writer's
blrtb began today
Jefferson Society Celebration.
The Jefferson Literary society of
which the university's greatest liter -
ary genius was a member, held annro -
There will be no one great central
n?verrv VVi'' T hnd''-.lth an-i York city to determine whether he is
niersary of the poets birth, which'.
orcuni Jan. 19. A number of separate , on,, r 10 ,nat
celebrations, however, will h h..M in!','t b i-en Issued by .liiHtice A. S
his honor one In Host on, where he
was born; another at Providence, H.
1.. where, after the death of his wife.
"uwu .inn. dim nil iit'ien nnnian.
also a poet: another In New York
where he lived the closing years of
his life, and one in Baltimoiw, where
he died threescore years ago.
Tuesday the celebration at the uni
versity will reach Its climax and as
sume an International . imnorlanee.
roe's influence not onlv on American
Telephone Company Raised the Rates,
Which Caused Trouble.
Specia' to the Bryan Morning Eagle.
Sliokunc, Wash., Jan. 10. Five hun
dred householders in the surburbs of
Siekaiie have gone on a strike against
the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph
company, which seeks to advance the
rales on rural telephones from $12 to
$H". a year, making the service cost
from $32 to $3i. Backing I heir pro
test against the increase, they have
ordered the company to take out the
ustrunients. Decision to take this
action was reached at a meeting in
Judge W. Stoeker's room in the Spo
kane county court house. .1. A. HuglUM
of Five Mile Prairie, presided, the sec
retary being J. A. Grove of Moran
Prnirle. was delegated to present the
protest to the company. He has se
cured the signature of every family In
th;? severajrfiintnunities, directing the
cotnpnuto lake out the instruments.
If Jjifs is not done within a reasonable
mo the aid of the courts will be in-
okM. In the meantime the suburb
anites will organize un Independent
company and make other connections
In SK)kaue and the nearby towns.
Wilson & Derden are showing the
latest models in Drew Selby oxfords
and strap pumps in browns and patent
leather. $2.r0 to $4.00 37
Following are the wagon receipts of
cotton at this point for the season,
compared with same date last year:
Iawrenee Warehouse. .!.fiS!
Brick Warehouse 4.5SU
I'nlon Warehouse 4.2R3
Total 18.532 12,167
Bound bales 2,069
Counting round bales as half bales
gives a total of receipts todate of
Total round bales ginned last year
1.1S6, giving a net total same date last
year of 12.760b bales. The compara
tive net receip'8. This season 19-
567; last season 12.760.
Friends In this city have received
the follow.ng: Mrs. O. H. Astln. at
Home, Tuesday evening. January 26th
to meet Mr. and Mrs. It. Q. Astln.
8:30 o'clock, Bryan, Texas.
New Barretts large sizo, hair nets
and belt pint, at Wilson & Derden 37
New kalltea cloth for early spring
wash suits. Red seal and A. F. C.
ginghams. Wilson & Derden. 37
, Fresh Vegetables
literature and letters, but ,on rorelgn
literature, will be the subject of ad
dressed by prominent men.
Exercise In Poe Cottage.
Two celebrations will be held In
New York city on Jan. 19, one at Co
lumbia university, where Thomas Nel
son Page, the Virginia author, will be
u,le OI lne "its. and another at
Forfham "S and New York t.nl-
ine exercises at Toe's cottage at
Fordham will consist of a reception
In the poet's tiny home, where his wife
died, and the dedication of a tablet In
Poe park. This will be followed by a
memorial meeting in the auditorium of
New York university.
Profepsor George E. Woodberry, a
hloer.ir.lier nf Prw will
THAW'S MENTAL CONDITION.
i , .
1'"9 W'" P"$ Up" the Que,tion of
. sanity or Insanity.
; Nyack, N. V.. Jan. 16. Harry K.
' Thaw will he iven a irl-,l at Vasv
j Tompkins, to whom the appeal nskltie
tor t,H ,rlal as ! hy Thaw's
t'nder Justice Tompkins' decision
Thaw will not be given a trial by Jury,
but will be heard before a court or
Judge at New York city, mid with or
without the assistance of a referee as
the trial judge may decide.
EARTHQUAKE IN ARKANSAS.
Occurs In Diamond Section and Trem
ors Last Three Minutes.
Delight. Ark.. Jan. 16. An earth
quake occurred here Friday night. Tie
tremors continued three minutes. Al
though no daman,' was done, the whole
earth seemed to lie in a quiver.
. Delight is !n the center or the Pike
county diamond fields. Considerable
Oppositoo to Keefe.
Washington, ..an. IK. Considerable
opposition to the confirmation of
Daniel Ke. fe of Michigan, who was
nominated by the president Dec. 1 to
succeed the late Frank Sargent as
commissioner general of immigration,
has developed In the senate under the
leadership of Senator Gore. The ob
jection advanced by Mr. Gore, is the
tact that the report has been made tc
him by certain labor leaders that
Keefe received his appointment as a
reward for breaking with Samuel t
Gompers. president of the American I
Federation of Labor, during the recent
Train Leaps Into River.
Vancouver, B. C. Jan. 16. A delay
ed .west bound Canadian Pacific pas
senger train hauled by two locomo
tives struck a snowsllde while in
Frazer canyon. 1H miles east of here,
and leaped into the Frazer river. En
gineers Foster and Kincade were the
only persons killed, but thirty-three
were injured. The locomotives and
four cars fell eighty feet into the
Prleat Possum Partaker.
Atlanta. Jan. 16. Father. Gunn of
the Sacred Heart church was one of
the distinguished guests present at
Taft banquet. Being Friday, like all
good Catholics, meat was tabooed for
him. but wired Bishop Kelley at Sa
vannah and from him obtained a dis
pensation to eat possum with the oth
Noted Composer No More.
Toulon. Jan. 1C. Louis Etlene Er
nest Rcy, better known under the nom
de plume of Reyer, a musical composer
of note, died here. Reyer was born at
Marseilles in 1873. Among his best
known works are "La Statute." "Er
estrate," 'Sigurd" and "Salambo."
Washlncfnn. Jan. 16. If Senator
Milton of Florida has his way. mis
cegenation in the District of Columbia
will hereafter be treated in the courts
as a crime punishable by Imprison
ment for ten years and a fine of $1,000
The Florida senator Introduced a bill
to this effect
Planter Slays Salesman.
Artesia. MKs.. Jan. 16. E. A. Lau-
Z v, hv i" t . Thi -nTim
of Nashville, Tenn.. was shot and kill- j
ed here by Charles R. Smith, a promi-1
Haint Will Write Novel. I
vo, vrb Ton u Tki. tji
m 16-7Thor,,ton Ha.lni !
'n-nwHtten T" " nVCl 0n
I'irst Test of Question Sched
uled For Monday.
Austin. Jan. 16. In the house Sat
urday the Joint resolution 'providing
for the prohibition amendment
wa.i made the special order for Mon
day afternoon at 3 o'clock. The ques
tion lj to be on adoptiou of major
ity favorable report of the constitu
tional amendment committee or unfa
orable minority report. The adoptiou
of the majority report means the reso
lution will be up for consideration In
the house, while the adoptiou of the
minority report kills the resolution. A
resolution was adopted fixing salaries
of all officers In the house at $5 per
A petition was received in the hoiMo
from Grayson ct unty cltizensi asking
the legislature to submit a constitu
tional amendment permitting gar
niBiieeing of 2j per cent of wages by
a ( red I tor.
Robertson of Ira via Introduced two
Joint resolutions validating school
district bokds and reforming county
line school districts.
The senate was not in session Sat
urday. Among bills introduced in the
house were these:
By Uallangoe: Establishing five
agricultural hlh school, and experi
ment stations, subsidiary to agricul
tural and mechanical college, appro
priating $30,1100. '
By Jenkins: Creating a legislative
i commis.slon and bureau of information.
By Maxwell: Providing a comrnls
j slon form of government for Waco.
By Strickland: Creating a bureau
of labor statistics.
By Porter: Raising age of consent
to eighteen years. .
By Brookshlre: Invalidating securi
ties, such as notes, bonds and mort
gages, unless rendered for taxation.
DEATH LIST GROWS.
Greater Part of the Fatalities Occur
red In the Chair Car.
Glen wood Springs. Colo., Jan. 16.
The doath list caused by the collision
of a freight and passenger train near
this place was estimated at 3 o'clock
Saturday afternoon to be sixty-eight
in the chair car, all passengers, only
one escaping, and she soon dying, and
six employees of the Denver and Rio
To add to the horror, a second re
lief train en route to this city with
wounded was detained by a derailment
of freight cars.
The one human being to escape was
a ix year old girl, who wa found un
der the dead body or her mother, and
who too near dead to even say her
name, farther than that It was "Alice."
The dead in many instances are so
horribly mutilated that identification
will lie very difficult.
Adverse to General Appropriation.
Washington. Jan. 16. The houso
committee on rivers and harbors voted
against the general appropriation bill
for rivers and harbors improvements.
The committee will report a bill pro
viding for carrying ou Important work
already begun, for surveys of urgent
projects proposed and for any emer
gencies which may arise. This bill
probably will not carrv to exceed $10.
000.000. Burgess of Texas, member of the
committee, will ask four surveys for
Texas, as follows: Galveston, for 33
foot; Sabine and Port Arthur, for 30
foot: Aransas Pass for 30 foot harbor,
and 9 foot depth and 100 feet wide for
entire Intercoastal canal.
Man Does Terrible Work.
Roanoke, Va.. Jan. 16. W. C. Con
rey. a white man. thirty years old.
shot snd, it Is believed, fatally wound
ed J. L. Butler in the latter's home
here. Butler's daughter and others
went to the rescue of Butler and at
tacked Conrey with a hatchet, cutting
him In the head. Conrey was taken to
jail and he may not live. It is
said Conrey was Intoxicated when he
entered the Butler house, where he
boarded, and started a disturbance.
Oulfport, Miss.. Jan. 16. At a meet
ing of the Naval Stores operators' as
sociation, representing about 90 per
cent of that entire business in Mis
sissippi, held here a unanimous stand
was taken against the bill now pend
ing in the United States senate to pro
vide a system of national inspection
for naval stores.
. Bodies of Cheneys Found.
Messina. Jan. 16. The bodies of A.
S. Cheney. American consul at the
time of the earthquake, and his wife
have been found In the ruins of the
j St Petersburg, Jan. 16. The re
l t .-una of the late Admiral RoJesvensky
i ore Interred in the Alexander Never-
monaRtery h full military boa
Mssna, Jan. 16 Lighty-two per-
"ons havp uoen arrested for stealing
dnrirg the confusion incident to the
earthquake disaster. They will be
M by martla, flw
Returns thanks to it's friends for their continued
support during the year 1908.
The present magnificent condition" of the
Bank is largely due to it's army "of devoted
friends who lose no opportunity to say a good
word for us and for which we are profoundedly
We are in better
to care for the Farrnt
County and wecordially ask you to come and
do your Banking business here.
G. S. PARKER.
E. H. ASTIN.
FRAUDULENT MAIL USE.
Former Bank Official
Dallas, Jan. 16. Indictments charg
ing fraudulent use of the postoffice de
partment were returned by the fed
eral grand Jury against Fred Fleming,
former president if the Western Bank
and Trust company; D. A. Templeton,
former vice president, and A. J. El
liott, former assistant cashier.
All three were in court with a host
of friends and immediately gave the
required bond of $3,000 for each of
first two and $1,500 for Elliott.
The date of the trial was fixed by
Judge Meek for Jan 25.
The Indictments are bused on an
alleged circular letter sent out Jan.
11, 1908, toideposltors who had given
notice of the withdrawal of their sav
ings accounts, advising them the
panic was over and if they would can
cel their notices, interest would be al
lowed on the deposits April 1, Just as
If no withdrawal notice had been
Alleged letter was signed by D. A.
Templeton as vice president. The In
dictment sets forth that as the result
of this letter the defendants profited
to the amount or $25,000. The copy of
the circular letter sent to Miss Myrtle
Staiti of Dallas.
.tan. lb, 1908, the hank failed. Flem
ing lost his entire private fortune In
I the failure
The hand of fate has rested heavily
on Templeton the past twelve months.
He gave up his private fortune, his
wire died, he was investigated by three
grand juries, be was poisoned by pto
maines and he has but recently re
covered from an operation for appen
dicitis. In court today he was but s
shadow of his former self.
The maximum penalty upon convic
tion is eighteeu months and $."io0 fine.
Flames Rage at Granbury.
Granbury. Tex.. Jan. 16. Fire in the
business sec tion caused a loss of $14,
0W. The fire originated in the Tin
nou grocery. The heaviest losers are
I. C. Tinnoti, Aston & Juliff. Odd Fel
lows, T. Rainwater, Dr. A. CarmlcheL
J. F. Nutt and Knights of Pythias. A
strong wind made the work of pre
venting the spread of the flames dif
ficult. Safe Blown to Pieces.
lUrtshorne, Okla., Jan. 16. The safe
safe in the store of the Reed Mercan
tile company was blown all to pieces.
The robbers escaped with $100 In cash
and twice that ampunt in mining actio.
Our Cold Tablets
Clear up the throat and
Best thing in the world
Eo Jo Jenkins
conditiontiu - ever before
ferchants of Brazos
A. W. WILKERSON.
E. W. CRENSHAW.
Contract Let For Station Tt Denison.
Denison, Jan. 16. The contract was
awarded to Stewart k Stewart for the
erection of the union station here. The
building will cost $250.0tO. It is ex
pected to complete the structure with
in six months after work starts, which
will be soon.
Palestine, Tex.. Jan. 16. The state
railroad from Rusk to Palestine is
nearing completion. Grading la fin
ished within three miles of this city
and track within seven miles. A sta
tion is also being erected. The road
will be in operation In a few weeks.
In Honor of Quanah Parker.
Fort Worth. Jan. 16. The directors
of the Acme, Red River and Northern
will meet at Quanah Jan. 21 to change
the name of the road to the "Quanah
Route" In honor of Indian Chief
Quanah Parker. The chief owns stock
I nthe line, which will be extended to
several cities during the year.
Demise of Aged Lady.
Dublin. Jan 16 Mrs. I. B. Benclni,
aged eighty-two, died here Saturday.
She leaves five children, one being C
H. Bencini. the millionaire capitalist
of Fort Worth and Brownwood.
Much Fire Damage at Sapulpa.
Saptilpa. Okla.. Jan. 16. Fire de
stroyed the buildings occupied by the
Gillet Mercantile company and J. P.
Sutton, dry goods. The upper stories
of these buildings were used as room
ing houses. Of forty inmates all es
caped. Loss is estimated at $75 000.
Prize Corn Brings Good Price.
Sherman, Tex., aJn. 16. Ten bush
els of prize corn winning corn showed
at the Texas Corn show sold at auo
tion for $110.
Morphine Causes Death.
Gainesville, Tex., JanVj6. O. W.
Gray died from an overdose of mor
phine. Guilty on Five Count.
San Antonio. Jan. 16. Will r.
Woods, charged with misappropriation
of funds of the Woods aNtional bank
of this city, of which he was an of
ficial, was found guilty on five counts,
and not guilty on one count. Judge
Maxey reserved sentence.
Hundred Acres Offered.
McKInney. Tex., A mass meeting of
meeting of Collin county citizens was
held here and a united effort planned
to secure the new state agricultural
and mechanical college for this city.
T. B. Wilson ofered 100 acres to the
lungs in a short time.
to have about the house.
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