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i - - r$an- Iffitorain UKYAN, TKXAS, TUESDAY .-10:niN!i, JANUARY J9, 1V0" NUMBER 36 1 FOUKTfcKNTIl YfcAR 0 v . , ; , . ' 1 1 I 1 iV, rot civ Save PER CENT i4 Notions ffiurnishines LS Etc. Every Item Reduced 331 Q(t On fining Of Every Description. I Reserved A. J. ON Ta6e Linens u Staples N p Silks I f-Men's Ladies' . Wraps Furs and Winter Goods ) Noihing t Kg: i A t0- I B w I - 11 IS ' FresA Fruits Grape Fruit Fresh Pineapples Choice Eating Apples Bananas Oranges, all sizes Howell & HAS WINS BIG CASE. Supreme Court Rules Adverse to Waters-Pierce Company. - rcTCTT Tt . ,. DECISION IS UNANIMOUS, " Case, Warmly Contested In the Courts of the Lone Star State. Has Been Watched With Great Interest by All Classes of Citizens. Washington, Jan. 18. The supreme court of the United Stales has af firmed the dec ree of the state courts Of Texas In Imposing a fine of $1 623- D00 on the Waters Pierce Oil Company , c, T . . A1 1 ' of St. Louis, and ousting that corner - atlon from the l-one Star state on the charge of violating the Texas anti - trust law. Tawuu u.m i i " : " ' o tm viiiu jir 1 lui 111 each of the three cases. The opinion is not yet available, but statement Is made that Texas wins every federal point involved. The d. elfilon In each case was by Justice Day without a dissenting opinion. The result is Texas can collect ll.i3.!oii fine and state receivership remains. ... ... si case oeciaed was Bradley I aimer and Henry Clay Pierce against Toiag, appealing from decision up - loldlng state recelvershin. The su-1 iN MEMORIAM Of Edgar Allen Poe on the Century of 'His Birth Day. 1'dgar Allen Poe wna born In lloston on January 19, ISO;, aid .lied in Il.'l ti:ioie, October 7. IS '9. Ills father was David ,Vie, a shift-.-ss and ;;ifto,l actor, Iris mother a beautiful Knllsli nctressj. niuneil Kliz K'oetli Arnold.' 1 Several yer.rs I.M.r both jiarents ilied wiihln n few v- ks of each other leaving three children, of whom K.lgar was the second. K.lgar was a Iia'vlsoijic rnd bright hoy. w;g iclopteil to olin Allan, a wealthy nierchunt of Richmond. Va., W;lose for th Poe wife had take 1 n great fancy child. was sent to n 'school r.t Stoke Newlngton, Kiigland. for five or ulx yettYS imd then enter! the I'liiversity of Viijs'-.. but wruj removed on ac count of i. 'nl'l.n habit, by Mr. Allan. -v, - At the aK'" of eighteen J'oe Weill to Ito.iton. wheiv he publlsl erf his flrst illume of poems. Shortl jl ifter he un listed In a battery of I'ilery. from which he was granted ; discharge through the influence of I j-. Allan. Through the influence i K his foster parents he wps enabled t Wer West loint on July 1. 1S30. (-jrMarch C. ISol. he was dismissed b; urt mar tial, for gross violations c Vhe n'gu latlonsj. This caused Mr. Vllan to abrndon I'w to his fate. P.w republished his iKiemsd tried to earn his living by literal work, but failed owing to his inte Merate hr.blts. He enllsieil again as a( 'jvate In the army, but was discharge, nfter he had been recognized by s.vral young officers. In 1X33 the Ualtlmore Saturday Visi tor offered two prizes of $100 each for a story and a poem, and Poe won both. With this success began his career as editor and contributor to magazines. He found employment on several mag azines In Richmond, Philrdelphla, and New York and contributed to them a large number of pocni3. stories, essays and criticisms. The products of his Kenias were not appreciated by his conteniorar'es and hh erratic disposition and intemper ate habits compelled him to make fre quent chances of position. In 1S36 he married Virginia Clemm, then only thirteen years of age, who died on January 30, 184". With her di.id the good angel of Poe who was passionately devoted to her. After the death of his wife, who had been an Invalid nearly all of her life, Poe became oven more erratic in his work and-his habits than before and only the friendship of several women, who were greatly devoted to him, kept him from sinking still lower. Death surprised him while he was In Rnl.l-more. Fresh Vegetables Cauliflower Head Lettuce Beets pinach Shcllots lery 1 omatoes Newton, Inc. prcme court arnrmea decision of Tex as courts with cost. The second case was So. 300, on at tacking ouster and receivership case. The supreme court dismissed this ap peal for want or jurisdiction. Third case was No. 3fi0, appealing irom ii.bZ3,m fine. The court af- firmed the decision of Texas courts "hiding this one. The case came to the supreme court on writ of error from final decision ol circuit court of appeals for the 1 """d Judicial district of Texas by vei- diet of trial court and the district court of Travis county is sustained. Justice Day announced the decision affirming finding of the Texas court. The case turned on point as to wheth er the proceedings of the state against the company had been in accordance I wl,n ,Me constitutional requirement i '0r, ld,,e T"'K9 "f ,aw and "?wmrt : held such was the case. While re- " aiding fine as very large Justice ) Day's opinion held it was competent ' ,0 Iiok It. i The court also sustained action of ' UAn ii.iii in 111 aIJHJ!III IIltMll UI Robert J. Kckhart as receiver, and tliiM nt;ain decided against the com puny, which sought to have sustained the action of the federal court In ap poin.iiii; C. R. Inirchester at the in utanci of tlv company. The dif isioiiH In all case were unanimous. tlu. w..ters Pierce Oil company and ,. of lne associate counsel In the " Ti vv mit H, ii..,.rt tn ,nu,.,ua ..... i "The Asociated Press disjiatch U the first information which I had on the matter. he said, "Obviously I am not prepared to discuss it." DAVIDSON DELIGHTED. Action of Highest Tribunal Is Pleasing to .the Attorney General. Austin. .Ian. 18 The news that the snpreme court of the I'nfied States had sustained the Judgment in the state's case against the Waters-Pierce Oil company was received with great pleasure by the attorney general. The total amount of tine imposed by trial court In case Is ll.ti2o.9un and fees of Cmintr Attorney Rrady, who is th only siate official ho gets any fees ii approximately i.'iim.noo. Out of this amount l.e will have to divide fees will. Severn 1 attorneys who were em ployed to assist the state in the pros ecution of the case The final outcome, however. dejenls on the disposition of a case now pend ing in the stat . supreme court. The anti-trust act of lsfiit allows 25 per cent attorneys' fees on $l,r4."i.MMi ot the tine, while the act of 1903 allowi Jo per cent on the first $l,u0t and S per cent on each additional $1,000. This suit in the supreme court Is t determine whether the county attorney can collect the 2." per cent allowed un der the act of 1 s:: or the fees under the art of luo.'i. The case so far has been decided in favor of the county attorney in lower courts Eckhart Informed. Taylor, Tex.. Jan. 18. Robert J. Eckhart of this city, appointed state receiver for the Waters-Pierce Oil company, who resides at this city, now visiting at Yorktown, was telephoned the action of the United States su preme court. DXEAOFUL MISTAKE. ' Gauline Mistaken For Kerosene and Results Are Something Horrible. Abilene. Tex., Jan. 18. Mann Head stream and his three year old son. five miles west of Roby, were burned to death, and five other members of the family probably fatally burned by a gasoline explosion. A member of the family mistook gasoline for kerosene and poured the fluid into live flames. Deafening ex plosion followed. Neighbors rushed tn to find every person there wrapped in flames. Burned Rescuing Daughter. Childress. Tex.. Jan. 18. Jake Sw af ford received sprlous burns while res cuing his eight year old daughter from their burning home. The girl was HI In bed with lever In the upper story. Swafford dashed through flames with the ufferer in his arms. His wife was also ill in a room below, but was saved. The residence and contents were do atroyed. Bishop McQuaid Passes Away. Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 18. Rt. Rer. Bernard J. McQuaid, bishop of the Roman Citholic diocese of Rochester, died arly Monday, aged eighty-five years. Brakeman Crushed to Death. Bristol, Tenn., Jan.. 18. R. C. Gil more, a brakeman, was crushed to death between cars. KadLpJles During Hi Remark! Preside-r.t I Scathingly Arraigned. i wasnington, Jan. 18. By a vote of 73 to 16 the house Monday referred I to permit Congressman Willett of New j York continue a speech which had for it theme "The Passing of Roosevelt." During his remarks the congressman made one of the most Utter attacks on the chief executive ever heard in that body. So strong was the language that Mr. Willett, by the above vote, was compelled to closo his remarks. SPRING Hit. COLLEGE BURN3. Ore of the Oldest and Most Noted Southern Colleges In Ruins. Mobile, jan. 18 The famous Spring Hiil college, the oldest in the southern states and well known all over the United States and Kurope. was de stroyed by fire Monday. There was no Iofs of life. The college, standing on hlsh plateau about seven miles from the city, could not be reached by the city firemen In time to msister the tiames. The fire started In the chapel and is thought to have li.en caused by crossed wires from ii mining pic ture machine in use Sunday even ing. When the blnzn was discovered the 325 students were at morning service. They filed out quietly and fought the flames. Buildings destroyed were the college chapel, the exhibition hall, music room, college library, college museum, two dormaiorles, junior study. Junior gymnasium and Junior library. So estimate of the loss Is available. Among the contents of the buildings, especially In the museum, were many priceless relics and val uable specimens. HITS WIFE WITH PICK. Henry Pyles Then Kilts His Son and Terminate Own Career. Kairmount, W. Va., Jan. 18. Henry Pyles. a miner of Shinnston, Sunday struck his wife with a pick, seriously peaches." Mr. Parry urged the building of Inter, urban railway lines. He said in this connection : During the year 19n8 the Interur- bans brought into Indianapolis more than 7.000,000 passengers, nearly three times the population, of the entire state of Indiana. Interupbans have built up the wholesale and retail trade, . . 1 ! L tt .....e u..m ,. U1 inmii iowns on them and have made the farm lands tiiu.e valuable. They enable! the :ni hniits in th small towns to : deal in a great variety of articles which they could not handle without interuibans. and at the same lime do business on less capital. When they have a call for an article which they do not carry or do not happen to have on hand country merchants telephone to the city and have it sent out on an interurban express in a few hours." BIG EXHIBITION ON, Many Cattlemen In Attendance at Denver. Denver. Jan. 18 Tbe Natloual Wes- tern Stock show opened Monday in I the big Stadium especially prepared ' for il. tlovernoi S'uaflioth formally dedicated the amphitheater to the live stock interests of the state and Mayor Denver accepted the building as an addition to public structures of the city. The show brought exhibits from all over the United States and is ab trading widespread Interest among stockmen. Many prominent packers and breeders are In attendance. The slow continues until Jan. 23. Adverse to Moyer. Washington, Jan. 18. The supreme court of the United States decided against former President Moyer of the. Western Federation of Miners In the damage suit brought by him against former Governor Peabody of Colorado, on account of Moyer's im prisonment on the governor's orders because of bis alleged connection with the riots at Telluride, Colo., in 1904. Shoots Himself In Mouth. Selnia. Ala.. Jan. 18. J. N. Smith, a well known photographer, shot and instantly killed himself in bis room over the studio by shooting hismelf in tbe mouth with a pistol. He bad just finished reading of the suicide of a physician at a.Mrion. Ala., an) it Is 8uposed this, coupled with health, prompted bim to take hla own life. Due to Business Disagreement Vienna. Oa.. Jan. 18. P. O. McDon ald a well known man of Dooley coun ty, was shot and killed in his home here by W. Theodore McDonald, his nephew. Young McDonald surrender ed. He claims the killing was in self defense. They had a business disa greement Warships to Remain. , The Hague. Jan. 18. The givern ment has decided to keep warships In West Indies until the dispute between Venezuela and Holland is definitely disposed of. Clara Morris Seriously 111. Yoskers. N. Y., Jan. 18. Clara Mor ris, the actress, is seriously ill. She li sixty years old. Slight Shocks Continue. i Messina. Jan. 18. Slight earthquake i shocks continue at brief intervals. Cineeir uj 1909 City mmmi umii and our mends stay I e . they know we stay with them. We want ycui business. fT Come and tell us your wants. The City National Banu G. S. PARKER, President. E. H. ASTIN. Vice-Pres. A. E. J. N. COLE J. K. PARKER J.W. ENGLISH LONE STAR LAUDED. "Texas Is Most Moral State In the Union,' Says Will Sargent. Chicago, Jan. 18. "Texas is the most moral state In the Union," says Will Sargent of Fort Worth, who Is at j Chicago. "Under existing laws, which are really enforced, you cannot play cards on trains or any other place. Women -have to forego their euchre, and bridge whist parties or else do away with prizes. All raffles are pro hibited. The fine for carrying a re Tolver is $100, and, in fact, it is hard to get hold of such weapon. Any man no ki8 another now q,i(.kiy and KllrAiv nnnteho si .r h mltac'ally sealed Sundavs. must close t nilrlnfatit and 1 r aa.mtq vtnwo nf tkn ! Mimiiiftiil. miu ill I t . t .ICS. I iri il Jl LliQ rminties have local option, , . COWAN RETURNS. Confident That Hides Will Not Be Put on Free List. Fort Worth, Jan. 18. Judge S. II. Cowan, general attorney of the Texas Cattle Raisers' association, has re turned from Washington, where be has been leading the fight before tbe ways and means committee to retain ihe present tariff on hides. Judge Cowan says cattlemen and farmer or ganizations are planning close co-operation and will likely join in a move ment to request President Elect Taft to retain Mr. Wilson as secretary of agriculture, if Mr. Wilson Is not "re-. appointed they will demand a western j rna" ,0 succeed to his portfolio. Judge , Cowan Is confident hides will not be placed on the free list- BOLDEST OF BURGLARS. Laugh Loudly as They Make Their Es cape With Considerable Cash. Enid. Okla., Jan. 18. Burglars en tered the First State bank at Carrier, thirteen miles northwest of here Mon day morning, wrecked the safe and es caped with $3,000. Two charges of nltro glycerin were used to shatter the vault. Citizens awakened rushed to the bank, but were driven back by the robbers at the point of revolvers. Sev eral shots were exchanged. The burg lars laughed loudly as they were mak ing their e-scape with the money. The bank building was completely wreck ed. Posse started In pursuit. Hearing Set For Feb. 15. St. I.ouls, Jan. 18. Dispatches from Washington say final hearing by the interstate commerce commission re lative to the 10 per cent increase in freight rates In Texas will be held at this city Feb. 15. The last hearing will Tie held at San Antonio. Texas business men declare the ' railroads were not Justified in raising rates and say It is hurting traffic. The inrease became effective last August. There's nothing but that's bearable as long as a msn can work. Eliot (0 m m c J Clear up thd th 1 . . K roat and best thing t -25c a Em A Jenkins vW 'CD 99 IS W. WILKERSON. Cashier. W. CRENSHAW. Asst.-Cashien DID NOT COME UP. Submission Matter Goes Over Until Wednesday. Austin, Jan. 18. The question of adoption of committee reports on pro posed submission amendment did not come up Monday morning in the sen ate. Senator Brachfield, author of the resolution, said he would call up the reports on Wednesday. Numerous petitions were received in the senate Monday. One is a petition from the International Machinists' unions of Denison, urging the passage of Representative Byrnes' bill prohibit ing railroads sending equipment out of the state to be required. Among bills introduced in tbe sen ate were: By Terrell of McLennan, providing working of short term con victs on county roads; by Meachum, making it a felony for any person to send another person an anonymous letter reflecting on the character, rep utation and virtue of any person; by Perkins, making it a felony to pursue the occupaUon of selling Intoxicating liquors in local option districts; by Terrell of Bowie, to place the Alamo property in care of the state superin tendent of public buildings and grounds; by Ward, to make a rail road name a station or town by same name as used by postoffice; by Per kins, prohibiting the sale of liquor in disorderly houses. Tbe resolution was adopted allowing each senator ten copies of tbe senate journal to mail to constituents. Speaker 'Kennedy appointed Lilia Craig of Grayson county his private stenographer. 'Others appointed stenographers are Anna Hoffman, M Lennan: Lizzie Williamson, Falls; Rika Peterson, Bexar; Miss Lowdy, Bexar. CONSENTS ARE ILLEGAL. Decision Will Revolutionize the Ship ping of Cattle In State of Texas. Kansas City. Jan. 18. Judge Pol lack, In federal court, fined the Katy road for violating the national twenty eight hour law. This decision will revolutionize shipping cattle in Texas. Heretofore, upon written consent of a shipper, the railroads were permit ted to carry cattle thirty-six hours without water or food. Judge Pollack held these consents are illegal and Texas roadj will be forced to roakfl sweeping changes. Mammoth Ammunition Oraer. Philadelphia. Jan. 18. Orders have been received at the Fraakford arsenal of this city for the manufacture of 6.000,000 rifle cartridges. This order, with those in hand, will keep tbe ar senal busy day and night until the end et the fiscal year in Juaa. More Cholera Cases. St. Petersburg, Jan. 18. There has been a marked increase la cholera here. Fifty.-uuia more cases are re ported and twenty-one deaths f. .... , .0 luogtn a short time. 0 o have about the house. Box- 0 IiiJMr-u r L L I. K .; , , . . .. . C5 1 - - i.