< VOLUME IX
WAXAHACHIE, TEXAS, MOUD AT, JUICE 9. It03
Try a Box of Kenedy's
Sponge Lady Fingers
and you will «rant iom« tuore
Fresh Whole Wheat Shredded Biscuit
J. B. HINES, Phone 3
Honey in the Comb
Fresh and sweet frofn
of old Uvaick*. À
Leigh Bros. e> Phone 54
STRICKEN IN HIS PULPIT
lev. W. K. Grafton Receives ·
Stroke of Paralysis.
Thie morning Mr. H«»nry Xycain
■ t*l<»irram from Bh«>rman
Mating tkrat K*t. W. H. Oraftonysa
tfrday r»o*i»»xi aatrok* of paralyaia
wbfi** «KTupylnir ht» polptt. No par
ticular· were eontatn*«d in thi· aad
rn«»*mre, but from the Dalla» Ν * **
[which arrived iat*r fuller detail·
w«r* |sri*fn. It a**tti· that R*·*·.
i Or ai ton had pr*»aoh»«d a« uaual y ft
l*rd*y morning. At th# coin-limjon
•if th*· *«»r»jsr it·· aro*«» t»» dHiwr thi·
b^nrdUlion, ami it *«* notlccubU·
that tb#* tue* of hi* voit·*· waa «*oin
plftaly ebanjffd. H» i»ank hack In
to hi· ««hair and aald t«* Ihoic who
unit to hie a««n»ti«i '···. "1 t* It··* · !
un }»aral.vi«d," Soon aft»r b«» r»»
Ilaj'in-d into unconacfouancaa, and ta
in a critiral condition, Ht» rljrht
aid*» a***»ma to h*· totally paralysed.
Mr» M J. Grafton and Cl»«.r»f·*
Idrafton, mother and brother of ih*
•trie ken man, Wt thi* nwraini lor
fermait to in- at hi· ii»»»Ukl»- Itf v.
I Urafton la a brother u> Mr·. H«-nry
Nycum ami baa many friend· in thla
Mty who will be pained to h»-ar of
'·»!· «infortunaU» condition.
JEFFERSON DAVIS MEMORIAL
Pro (ram of Exercises at C. P.
Church Tomorrow Afternoon.
Following I· the program to tie
given At the Caml*rltnd Preebyte
rtan ν hurt· h tomorrow afternoon el
4 o'clock by the Daughter· of the
Cnnfnd#riry commemorative of the
birthday of Jeff«-raon Davis:
I it ν «>«·** ion — Rev. J. rtiuilb.
Kong—Ladle* <^j*rt>*tte Mine»·»
Bishop, Bog*-r· and Boone, Mr*.
— MUr Volena Cohen.
Reading -Bulogy of Life and
Character of Davi·— Mr». Oif»
Ηοηχ—Old Kentucky Home Ml**
Sketch of Deri·-Mitt* Minnie
Violin Holo — Medley of Southern
Souk» — Mi«>· Buchanan.
Robin Adair Ml·» Bishop.
Paper— Wbal the War Meant to the
Children of that Time - Mr·. Buch
Dixie—Choru»— Daughter· of CoE
f««dera y and Children'.
i$p*clai invitation· are give the
children and member· of t'amp Win
uie ba«l·. Everyone welcome.
A dlnpatch to the Kort Worth
; Daily Reliefer from Raird under
date of June 7 nay·:
After Mollie Bailey's atreet pa
rade la·! evening her nhow tent wa·
crowded aiih the litisena of Baird
to li»ten to an anti-prohibition
•peecb by Tom Whipple, of \V*ia
hachle, and a reply by Rev. Joaej h
Cheny, of Dalla·.
Chronic bronchial trouble· and
•ummer cough· can be quickly re
lieved and cured by Foley'» Honey
and Tar. Bold by B. W. Fear!·.
'ravel is Necessary
fill k«Tf you much
ιτβΐ Mid money
HOITIIWKIITIKN TKIJC4.KAI H
* TlLCPHORC COMPANY.
M complete M e*perien<^ and
money can ttvx |uK«ther : :
Jewell Gasoline Stove
make* warm weéfl)«>r work a
pleasure : : : :
a good assortment in style· and sises. Lightning Ice
Creatn Freeters prepare deserts lo just three minutes
For HEWING MACHINES at popular prices-415.00
118.00, fC£5.00, *15.00 and |4δ.ΟΟ, see T. J. STROUD
Don't fall to remember that you get better value for
the same money in a MOON BROS.' BUGGY than
in any other. : : : : : :
Girls, save all our ads. They will all eount on July 4
- > JSuccessors to MAiONf CO
T. J. TINGLE., [Manager
M THE MESNE* OF THE UW
Υ ο α η g Mu Attempt· te Pa·· a
A quick piece of work *m done
here today by officer· from Sheriff
Within twenty minute* after a
young farmer attempted to obtain
money on a forced note at the Citi
*en» National bank he was occupy
ing a cell in the county jail.
The facta in the caae an obtained
by a reporter for this paper are in
•ubetance that about one o'clock
thl· afternoon a young man named
Norman Higg·, from the Ferris
neighborhood, walked into the Clti
*en· National bank and asked Judge
Dunlap if he could borrow fifty dol
lar· on a note. (Hp wa· told that he
could get the money If the note wa·
properly endorsed, and wa» asked
who would endor»e it for him. He
replied that Judge Lancaster, Sam
Shellito and Mark Smith would sign
the note for him. Mr. Dunlap told
him that if any two of theae gentle
men wowjd sign the note he could
hare the money. He left the bank 1
and in a few moments returned with :
a note properly drawn up for ffiU !
with the signatures of Mr Shellito 1
and Mr. Smith to it. The Judge '
took the note and as he glanced
over the names remarked that Mr.
Shellito failed to spell his name
correctly. The young man said the j
•ignaturea were genuine and that
he saw the gentlemen sign the note.
The Judge wa· not satisfied and;
u|H>n investigation found that the
signatures had been forged. The
matter was immediately reported to i
the officers and in a few minutes
Biggs bad been arrested and lodged
Higgs looks to he about twenty
four years old arid it is said comes j
fr»>m a good family of people. He
was raised In the Ferris country 1
where it is said his father owns a
good farm. It is believe»! lie hail a
Confederate in the matter as there
was another young man with him
when he visited the hank and who
has disappeared since Biggs' ar
The Koaod Bale Gin.
A force of is now at work on
tin foundation of the rouud bale fin j
In Waxahachie. The American Cot
ton Company in building about one
hundred ι»·* plant* in ihu sou thorn ;
state* this lunmifr, more than half j
of whicii are located in Texas. Tr»e
one In Waxahachle will be the big
rest In the state.
The city council had an adjourn- ι
e I meeting the other morning to j
adopt an ordinance changing a street
in the ■vicinity of the round bal<>
gin. The street formerly croaked the
lot on which the gin is being built
b it It ha# been moved to the north
Mailing Uut Catalogues.
The catalogue of Trinity luiver- !
tjitv for lîWli-lîûKt i· now off the)
press and Dr. D. 8. Hodenhamer i» 1
here this week mailing them out to
different part» of Texan, Oklahoma,
Indian Territory and Louisiana. ;
Dr. Hodenhamer has been a profes
aor in Trinity University for the |
paat nineteen years and isoueofj
the moat successful educators in the ;
state. _ __
Was Wasting Away.
The following letter from Robert
H. Watt·, of Halem, Mo., is in
structive: "I have been troubled
with kidney disease for the last five
years. I lost flesh and never felt
well and doctored wiiii leading phy
sicians and tried all remedies sug
gested without relief. Finally I
tried Foley's Kidney Cure and less
than two bottles completely cured
me and now # am sound and well."
Bold by B. W. Fearis.
BIOGRAPHY OF R. P. SIMS
Waxahachie Get· $60,000 lor a
Publie Library and Lyceum.
Prom Bunday'· Dalla* New·.
Waxahachie, Texaa.—Nicholas P.
Sims waa born in Hanover coauty,
Virginia, Aug. 15, lflOtf. Hie ances
tor# caiue from Wale*. John Hims
waa hie father. Hie grandfather,
William Hims, was a Colcnei in the
Revolutionary army, and was cap-j
tu red by the Hrltist together with
hie negro servant, "Old Kit." Col.
Hims, his sons and daughters movfd
to east Tennessee in 1807 and in 1HU9
again moved to Maury county,
Tenn., settling where the town of
Mount Pleaaant is located. N. P.
Hims there obtained a fair common
school education. "Old Chadduck"
a Yankee, was then and there a fa
mous teacher. He was Mr. Sims'
last teacher. Archibald Wright, af
terward one of the Judges of the
Supreme Court of Tennessee, was a
fellow student. N. P. Sims became
assistant teacher, being instructor
in English jrrammar. When Lafay
ette came to Nashville in 1825, he
belonged to a local military compa
ny called the Jackson Guards. N.
P. 8iins was then a young man ly
years old. This military company
marched afoot from Columbia,
■*vnn., to Nashville to participate in
the reception of Layfayette. After
arriving at Nashville the Jackson
Guards struck camp in what was
then called the Cedars, where the
capuoi is now locarrii. i nerf iney |
remained two weeks awaiting La
fayette's coming. On hie arrival all
tin· soldiers were drawn up in two
parallel linen fronting each other,
and Mr. Sin·» always took pleasure
jn relating minutely bow Lafayette
between Gen·». Jackson and Carroll
marched around the space between
the soldiers with hat vff bowing first
to the right and then to the left. Mr.
Hitn· married Miss Amanda Zolli
cotfer, a cousin of <5en. Felix K.
Zoliicoffer. He moved to Oxford,
M its., in iSTtti, and from thereto
Dallas county, lexas, in lh-iû, living
one year on White Rock creek
north of Dallas in the vicinity of
where Col. Thomas lived and died.
In ISTjO he moved to Ellis county
and settled on Chamberg creek.
This was the year Ellis county was
organised. S ο m e years a^o he
moved to Waxahachie, where he re
sided until his death on May -4 last.
He was a slave holder, and a suc
cessful farmer. After the war he
sold his farm and in a small way
loaned his money. His first wife
died in 1S71. In 1K77 he married
Mrs. Eliza iMuilap, his first cousin,
and wiih whom he had spent his
early boyhood days, attending
"Chadduck's" school together. She
died in June, IH!»7. No closer tie
ever existed between master and
servant than existed between N. P.
Sims and his old sla\es. Few mas
ters tiave been more generous to
their old slaves. He assisted all
the old ones in procuring good and
comfortable homes. Frequently he
would present ail the old negroes
with money, sometimes as much as
1100 each. "Old I'ncle Bob," his
favorite servant, now nearly 90
years old, still lives. He is very
feeble, but came to see "οΛ master"
the day before he died. The scene
was apathetic one. A scene worthy
of the brush of the most gifted
painter, who ever stamped life on
canvas. Together with a group of
the old negroes, Cncle Bob stood in
silent grief, gazing at his dying "old
master." With feeble steps and
voice checked with emotion he de
parted, saying, "Die is de les' time
I'll ebber see old marster 'live."
And so It was. Bob had been hie
and companion from birth,
and a more faithful and loyal one
never lived. N. P. Sims wae a
strong man mentally and physical
ly. The purely practical side of life
wan the one he pursued in all things.
In his nature there was little of the
sentimental. Risks or chances pre
sented 110 charms for him. He had
many trite sayings, one was that
"every man made as much money
as he was capable of taking care of."
He was a man of position and de
cided character. Once forming an
opinion he seldom changed. He
possessed a sharp temper, and un
daunted courage. He never signed
a note, as principal or surety. A
man of the highest integrity, hon
esty and morality was Nicholas P.
The establishment of a public li
brary and lyceum in Ellis county
had long been one of the cherished
objects of his life and that he had
given the subject de»>p thought and
careful research is evidenced by the
terms of his will recently filed in
the county court here for probate,
in which he devised his entire es
tate remaining undisposed of at his
death, amounting to some $<>0,000.
for the establishment and mainten
ance of a public library and lyceum
at Waxahachie. The will, itself a
remarkable document, provides for
the establishment, maintenance and
government of the institution for
the present and future years, and
makes provision for almost every
conceivable contingency that might
arise affecting the welfare and per
petuity of the institution.
A Close Call.
A buggy driven by Miss Carrie
Cohen was overturned near the
Central depot this morning and the
young lady thrown to the ground.
The accident occurred as she was
driving into the street to leave the
station. One front wheel of the ve
hicle struck an iron guard post on
the sidewalk, causing it to upset.
Tbe horse started to run but was
caught before any damagewas done.
Mise Cohen was fortunate to escape
Saved From an Awful Fate.
"Everybody said I had consump
tion," writes Mrs. A. M. Shields, of
Chambersburg, Pa., "I »as so low
after six months of severe sickness,
caused by hay fever and asthma,
that few thought I could get well,
but I learned of the marvelous mer
it of Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption, used it,and was'com
pletely cured." For desperate
throat and lung diseases it is the
safest cure in the world, and is in
fallible for coughs, colds and bron
chial alfections. Guaranteed bot
tles 50c and 91.00. Trial bottles free
at Herring-Sparks Drug Co.;
Changing the Plans.
The contract for the erection of
the park pavilion wan not let today
on account of the committee having
decided to make some changes in
the plans. Saturday night T. A.
Ferris and H. K. Erwin, members
of the building committee, and E.
8. Boze, contractor, w^nt to Galves
ton to inspect the auditorium re
cently constructed there. Upon re
turning this morning Mr. Hoze said
they had decided to have new plans
drawn in accordance with 'he Gal
veston building. Mr. Boze is now
at work on the plans and as soon as
they are completed bids for the erec
tion of the building will be received
Home Mission Board.
The annual conference of the
Home Mission Board of the North
west Texas Conference adjourned
Saturday at Waco. In the election
of officers Mrs. O. F. Sensabaugh,
of this city, was made second vice
president,and Mrs. McCanahan, t«i
retarg for the Waxahachie district.
During the summer kidney irreg
ularities are often caused by excess
ive drinking for being overheated
Attend to tne kidneys at once by
using Foley's Kidney Cure. Sold
by B. W. Fearis.
just now are much in evidence. As the mercury
rises so does the demand for pure, refreshing
beverages. We have some of the good ones, more
of the better ones, ànd mo# of the best ones.
just the thing to overcome the depressing effects of
the recent excessive heat—mild, stimulating, pleas
ant, and always cold : : Try it today
Herring-SparKs Drug Co.
Wholesale < Httail Druggists £ Waxahachie, Texas
4 Clothing Chance !
FOR EVERYBODY. We will today begin one of the greatest
■alee on MEN'S CLOTHING ever advertised in Waxaha
chie. We hare more Clothing than we want. That's the
reason of the 30 to 26 per cent discount we are sri^ing you for two ■
w«»eke. You and everyone else knows that we carry nothing here
but what is strictly first-class in every respect—Clothing that is
made of the right materials—Clothing that is correct in %tyle and
correctly made. Then you know we stick to what we say; we say
we have cut prices and will save you money on your Clothing.
You know this is the time to buy. Any Suit in the house except
blacks and mid-summer weights go in this discount sale. Your
old suit is getting just a little bit heavy; and it is getting a little
bit warm, too. A double reiwon why you should be glad ο this
Clothing Chance we Offer You Today
These wi I help you to pecide in favor of a NEW Hl'IT II
$22.50 and $20 suits $16.00
$18.50 suits > y- $14.75
$16.50 and $15 suits $11.95
$12.50 suits $ 8.95
$10.00 suits $ 7.50
Special Inducements in the Way Of
Τerms and Prices
And the Largest and Handeou^st Line of
and Surries Φ
J. W. M'MANUS
You < an find economical
buy ink in air clothing
department y We are Bell
ing all <6ur Summer
' Clothing''at very low
Will take Cost for all Men'·
$18.50. $16.50 and $15 Suit#
$9.50 bnya our $12.50 Suits
$7.95 buys our $10.00 Suits
Our Flannel Huite and
Dre·* Pants are aeiliug
at one-fifth off the prlr*. I
Boys' Suits at Cost
Murp h y
Dry Goods Comp'y
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