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THE. DAILY LIGHT
Published Every Day Except Sun day by Thc Light Publish inu Co. O. W. Kknt Business Manager W. A. Ownby City Editor entered at the Waxahachie Poat e®c« a· matter of the aecond class All obituary notice·, resolutions of raapect, etc., containing 50 words or laas will be published free of charge, bat a rate of lo a word will be eharged for all exceeding 50 words. A rate of 2c a line will be charged for all notice· of church entertain ment· charging an admission fee. Offices of Publication, 115 and 117 Oolleffe St. : Both phones No. 14# "ÏÏB BCRÎPTIOH RATES One Month $ 50 Six Months, in Advance 2 75 One Year, in Advance 5 00 Κ a 1 I Μ Κ 1ABLK Μ. Κ. Λ T., North Boood. LM<K 7 16 ft Œ Leaves. 1U 06 ft m Lmvm. . 10 03 ρ m South Boned. Lurii. .... C Ώ a as Ltftves . ;β:5Ι< ρ πι Lmvm 9 16 ρ m H 4T.C., West BOuud, No «8 leaves h 24 am No *6 arrives 11 £6tn-Does not ru η »e«t Wm No "7 arrive» 4 -Hi pir Does not run went W axa No. 53 (mixed ι leave- S 90 am - Kally except s-un. No. *1 leave* ' 57 pin Kas! Bound No, 36 leaves 9 30 am—itarts from »»xahachie No. «2 leaves 10 30 am No !* leaves H::i" ρβ>—Starts from Waxahachie No. 64 ι mixed ι leasee 4 46 tn, - Uailv excipt Min Ho 34 leaves 9 om ; In Memory of Col. Davis. At a regular meeting of the Waxa hachie Fire Department the follow ing resolutions were adopted To th« officers and members of Waxahachie Fire Department: — We, your committee appointed to draft resolutions «> f sympathy and condolence on the death of our esteemed fellow citizen of W axa hachie, honorary member and ben efactor of this department, submit the following: Whereas, it lias seemed good to the Almighty disposer <»f events to remove from our midst our late and worthy citizen, Col. R. A. Davis, and whereas, the loss of this worthy citizen and valued friend to our De partment renders it proper that we should place on our records a brief tribule to his memory. Therefore, be it resolved, first, that we deplore the untimely loss with a deep feeling of regret, soften ed only by the confident hope that his spirit has returned to his Maker and is now with those who have fought the good fight here and are enjoying perfect happiness in that brigh tbeyond where sorrow cannot go· Resolved second, that we tender to his afflicted relatives our sincere condolence and earnest sympathy in the loss of a kind, indulgent and loving fattier, and the assurance that Waxahachie has lost, not only one ot her oldest, but als > one of her most respected citiiens. Resolved third, that a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of this Department, a copy be sent to his beloved family and one furnished the Dally Light for publication. Submitted this April Λ), liKXi. E. P. Avdkhkon, ι Wm. ΜγΜανγη, Com. John Davkshikt. I Makee A Clean Sweep. There's nothing like doinsr a thins thoroughly. Of all the salve» you ever beard of, Bucklen'e Arnica Salve is the beet. It sweeps away and cure* Burns, Sores, Bruises, Cute, Boils, Ulcere, Skin Eruption» and Piles. It's only —κ*, atul jfuar anteed to s?ive »atisfact^jn by HTrine Druir Co., Dru^Kiete. Official Boute, U. C. V. Reunion. New Orleans. May 19 to 22. Kound trip rate of one cent per mile in each direction will apply from all point» on the Houston Λ Texas Central H. R., vit» Honston and Huneet Route. Ticket» will be on sale May 17th and 18th and will be limited to May J4tb with privilege of extension to June l.'ith. The "Confederate Veterans Spec-1 lal," a solid train will leave Hous ton At 7 :d0 p. m.. May lsth, for NV* Orleans. Arrange to r*ach Hous ton so as to leave on this special. All arraiitfments for your comfort hav<· be«*n perfected. and your trip via the Official Rout»* as indicated ab· >ve, cannot prove otherwise that enjoyable. Write for literature to T. J. Anderson, Α. Ο. V. Α Γ. Α., Houston. Texas M I-. Kobbiiii. G. Ρ Λ 1 A , Houston, Texas. A Thoughtful M au. M. M. Austin, of Winchester, lud., knew wiiat to do in thr· hour of ueed. His wit .> tiaU such an unusual ease ot stomach and liver trouble, the physieian* couM not tiety her. H« thought of and tn«1 Dr King'· New Life INUe an t she got relief at once and was finally curod. Only iôo, at Herring f>ru»c Co.'» Drug Stor·. TU· tines» Uu· of class war- In town at W»sr'« New Ceiiturv Stor·. The finest line of tclaae ware iu town at Wear's New Outurr Slur·. FARMER'S RASH ACT The Awful De*l ot ί>.:η M, Dovt ! 9f Arkansas. KILLS SISTER-IN-LAW Hp Then Retnrns Home, Hit Wife and Children, Walk* tu Rack I>oor and End* His t 0»ru Eïisteeee. Little Rock, April 22—A special t< the Arkansas Gazette from Hope. Ark. »ays: Near Columbus, in Howard cotm ty. Dan H. Dore, a prosperous farmer shot anil killed Mrs. Zan Dove, th< wife of his brother. After the killing he rode to his own home, called hit wife and children to him and kisseo them a fervent good by. He then tole them to leave him. as he intended tt kill himself. Walking to the back dooi of the house, and using the same pis toi with which he had killed his sister In-law. he tired the shot which sent his soul into eterniiy. The reports of thf affair receiveo are meager and what transpired be tween Mrs. Dove and her brother in law before the fatal fchot was tirPd U not known It seems there had beer j a quarrel between Dove and his broiii | er's family over some land. Monda; Dove was in Columbus, and on his way home, which Is not far distan. from the village, hf met his brother ! wife He killed her with a thirty j eight calibre pistol. ih**n hurried homi and committed suicide, shooting him self in the left temple Mrs Dove, the dead woman, was ι daughter of 13 W Arnett, a proml nent Howard county man The Doves are prosperous and high ly respected people Dan Dove wai a well to-do farmer ANOTHER TRAGEDY John ΗμγΙγηη, » Milk*· l.«A<ier, Miot I» Di'iilh in ι* 3~Ι|ςlit. Charleston. W Va April 22 —An ; other tragedy. growing out of the l«at· j tie between striking miners and dep j uty United Slates marshals at Stans·. ford City last February. oc< urrert ntai that pla<e Tuesday. wh<n John Har lens, of the strike leaders, was shot nnd killed by John I.atng and a mai named George. who went with Deputj Marshals Cunningham and Summer; to arrest Harless on a warrant issue* by the federal < ourt Cunningham an« Summers went to the home of Maries» aud ai iompanied by 1-aing and George and as they approai h< d the house th» two latter were left stationed somt distance away to stop Harless in < as< he tried to get awa> Cunningham ant Summers approai hed from the oth<i Bide of the street and Harless seeini them ran out of the house and towarc the woods. As he passed near 1λιπ| and George they halted him t it h> refused to stop and dodging behind t tree drew his pistol l-aun. ant George fired on him and he fell d> ad Harless was said to have been ont · < the leaders of the strikers at the Staus ford City fight John luting Is the manager of th l^anard Coal company's mines, whos« property adjoins Stansford City TEN LiVES LOST Terribl· Krult» by th· Cat In* tu ut m Hat1 ruait Tunnel City of Mexb-o. April 22 —Ten work Heu «uga.ed .η making a tunnel ol the Mexitan Centrals extension a Tuxpam in the state of Jails) o. lost their lives bv a <avein ι a used by sev eral earthquake shocks coming 11 rapid suuessioa. The first sh<» k caused the falling in of the interloi workings and when the gang of work men went in to clear away the debrii they were «aught by a second «aveia, which resulted from fresh earthquak* shocks BASEBALL. t NitlluuBl 1 Mf 11». Al llttaburg t'ittsburK >> St l-ome * At Boston—Boston 3. Fblladei pbia. 1 At Chicago- No Ram·' told wrather At Brooklyn—Brooklyn 1. New York 2; attendance 16.000. >lor»u (irt · Ltf« Vnlnifr I j»*» «ou Okla April Ί1 —The jur> In the Oeorge Moran «ase returned j wrdtct of guilty. and recommenced life imprisonment Moran was found guilty Of the murder of Joseph Beeru blossom during the open In·.· of ih« country Hi*· Jour· *»poi»or Weiumka. I T. April ΊΖ—Mi* Daisy Jone* of this place ha* lwv»r jtppoiuted sponsor for the Creek nstioi ; ot the national reunion of the l'nit**d Confederate Veteran» at New Or lea in» Liu· of K*«*r«otr·. Guthrie. Okla April Û2—Along th« new Santa Fe extension, and fifty Uille» from Newkirl to l'aille Valley. tlw iotiipm> U establishing a line of rea • rvoiT tome of which are unusually large. % au«i* rtkllt-Ktflt>*rfwr»t Ullaur·." Paris. A;iril 22 When a requeat «ai B.ad< at the residente of Mr*. Kuther j lord for a ι onflrnuuton or denial »t the report of that lady'· rumored en racem-'Tit to W Κ Vanderbllt. word ! »a* returned that no aaewer would be ■ given Mr Vanderbllt «aid he waa tot ' buay to be interviewed. American <ol ony. howe\er lielieve they will auua ι be named II» laulllln. j Kantaa City. April 22.—In the wreeg , of tbe Krteoo (rain near Kveeton Ma, Mall Ci-rk Col man of thl· city wat i killed ThU make· five fatalitttft - Ghost of Red OaK Creek. - BY M1IJFIN. I am not one of those who believe in ghosts, haunts, «porks, hobgob line, witches or spirits; still I have <reat respect for the devil and think tie is the very medicine for some people whom I kmw, and if those aforesaid denizens don't change their çait they will some day land in his latitude for a stay of indefinite dura Lion. I say I don't believe in those things just as you say you don't, because other people sav they don't and it's "kinder" brave to say so when in truth we are all as super stitious as we can be and all the éducation, from the backwoods echoolhouse to Harvard University, can't educate it out of us. Now, I|am going to tell a ghost story, and not abarefaced fabrication after the fashion of some other men who write for the Enterprise; but a ghost story that is true and can be vouched for by the leading citizens of Rockett, some of whom have been raised here, and a more truth ful, honorable set of men the sun never shone upon, Rockett bridge and Red Oak creek are haunted, and when I give you my experience and the evidence of other men whose veracity is undis puted, you will believe it too for you will have the proof, and a man wi 1 believe anything you prove to him. This story or legend has been known her»* from time immemorial, but still, it has never been openly talked before, for the people who had seen this unearthly apparition just simply feared to tell it, thinking that their more incredulous neigh bor would consider them a little "daft." You know a fellow don't like to tell a thing when he knows he won't be believed; but still among the old-timers the story was known, and would be talked of among them selves, but always in secret places and in whispered tones. Of late this "thing," as it is call ed, has been seen so often and by so many people that it has become a subject of common talK. Some say it is not a ghost, yet they will admit that its appearance has been hereto fore non explainable. Years ago when Tom Andrews was a swain of ninet^n summers he would "a-conrting go t<> see a mai den fair" who lived over near Hte* rett. One evening as Torn meandering homeward war 11 . »· wee sma" hours of midnight, ι ** saw, on approaching the bridge, t man just in front of him at a dis tance of some ten feet and what puzzled Tom was the fellow was headless. Now Tom says he wasn't scared a bit, but at that particular time he didn't care for bridges any way and as the creek was only about half banks he just forded it. And ford it he did but, he lost his hat aud ruined a twenty-dollar suit of clothes. Tom went home and like the honest man that he is told ι is father the straight of his night's •-«oapade. The old gentleman did Dot fall out with him for he, too, had heard various and sundry ru mors of the "Red Oak gbost" and knew that the boy told the truth. He took him to Waxahachie the next week and bought him new "toggery" from head to foot and as an eucouragement to the young mau presented him with a horse and Γ· Γ· / ■ The η* xt Sunday evening found Tom with hie lady airain. Tom Hays he fully intended when he left home to get back before dark, but it is the came old, old story over atraiu—a fellow just can't go when hi· girl beg· him to stay iuat a BUl· lenger. Midnight found Tom on the bridge agaiu and he nay· he there wan that headless fellow in the buggy beside him. The "thing" staid there Uil he got around past where the •ohoolhouse now stands when it dlsnpeared. Like the fél in» who "sent to the Bowery," Tom never did "ko there any more" He cay* he did not blame the girl for the trh«-et, but a ghost and mid night * (te just a little too airish for him, and he went sparkinif the next Sunday in the opposite direction— and there hangs another retnatiee. Now, as I told you at the outset, I do not believe in ghosts, or rathei I did not, so when I came here and heard of this mystery I concluded to make au investigation. I did not waut to go alone; not tnat I was afraid at all, but wanted evidenc* to corroborate what I might see and hear. So t asked Dave Prude and Will Rockett to accompany me. Both these melt are truth persouifled and as brave a set of fellows as ever lassoed a watermelon or charg ed a hen-roost. When I mentioned the matter to 1 »a\h and told him how famous it would make us to clear up this jack-o-lantern or wiil-o-the-wisp that >*iad hung around the n«rk of this community so long, he lit hie -pipe and said he couldn't go because his girl had told him to be careful with whom he associated. Of course 1 tumbled to his insinuation, although 1 am a little dull of comprehension, and went over to atm Will Kockett. W'hen I rode up to hi· front gate Will came out the friendliest fellow you ever saw and invited m* to "come In" and partake nt hi· hos pitality. 1 explained my buismes* us quickly as 1 could and told him I was in a hurry. Will «ay·, "No, 1 won't go. There is no ghoat there and iifv-r was, and besides, I think you ar«- ftxiug up another j arn foi the Enterprise with me for the hero Now 1 want to tell you in box raj letters that if you tell any more taie# on me 1 '11 put a knot on thai little noggiu of your* that you can'i tret your shirt over. Bat come in dinner 1· ready, and I'll be plaaaac to have you put your feet under mj uiahogaoy. " 1 thanked bits bul asked faim if he knew of any man whu was not afraid of ghost*. He scratched his head and said he would recommend Jim Spaaldlng. I don't know why I had not thought of Jim before, for he is my beat friend. 1 went to hie house, the door was wide open, and I walked right in. Jim was eitting by the Are and said he was thinking of me. 1 says. "Jim, they say there are spirits down here at this bridge and up and down this creek and 1 want you to go with me to hunt for them." Now Jim was raised In the same ballwlck as myself in the "Peunyrile" dis trict in old Kentucky and when It comes to spirits, why, you are just simply getting close to our living. Jim says, "Alright, and if we don't find them we will know the reason why." It was then after dark arid so we walked down toward the bridge, talk ing of the good old times we used to have back at home; how we used to go up and down Puncheon creek and kill snakes and make pawpaw whips. 1 asked him if he remem bered the time he and Joe Clark had that fight at the barbecue because Joe winked at his girl. He said "yes" and asked me if 1 had forgot ten the time Bill Oaskin and 1 stole all old man Klliot's June apples and what a "licking" my daddy gave me —for the old gentleman caught us in the very trees. Of course I had to own up that I had a faint recollection of thai little episode in my juvenility. By this time we had arrived at the gate which opens into the bin road and had stopped and were both looking into space. Jim looked at me and says, "Sav, how much of this stud do you think is down her»*, a jug full or a barrai full? If there is a barrel full won't we have mint julep?· 1 wish I had a ueck ;»s long as a giraffe so | could taste for a week for you know 'mint julep- is the 'nectar of the very gods.' " I just couldn't fool the fel low any longer so 1 says, "Jim, the spirits I told you *.»f isn't 'Ken tucky legal tender,' but it i* ghosts and 1 know you are not afraid. I want wui to help me make an inves tigation and clear this bugaboo up." Jim gave ine a look of disappolnt tnent that would have melted a mar ble statu.·. He says, "I know I'll do somethings, hut I'll not go jjhost hunting, and if it was not for the *ak<· of old times I'd whale the stuffing out of vou, vim prince of humbugs Just think how you have hurt my feeling·." And he disap peared in the gloom. I went home and that night 1 dreamed I owned a steam yacht and was touring the Mediterranean with I ncle Snort Bu; the morning opened biigM and fair and llk<· Banouo's way you just can't down nie. l went over to ««e Charley Graves. Now, Charley is a man peculiar to himself He is clever and be is "fair, fat and forty." He has game chickens, Jersey cow·, and he has money too He love· his church, sticks up to his school and is loyal to all that i« good and right. I told him my plans to look* into this ghost husines* aud anked him if he was afraid He look»'d me square in the eye and say·, "You bet your aox 1 aui uot I am not afraid of any ghost that ev> r lived, or ghostess either for that matter ' ' Why," say· he. "I used to sleep with a ghost. Shall we go tonight?" i told him "yes" and we went. We arrived at the bridge a little before midnight, but did t>ot stand there only for a few minutes aud walked over and sat down under some pecan trees on the ha'ik of the creek opposite the little (own. The moon wax shining brightly, but all was still as death. There was nothing to break the solemnity of the hour lave the shooting of a «tar that reminded us that there must I* an endiug of all things. We had been there, 1 suppose, , half an hour when we saw two per sons crossing the bridge, coming toward u·. We walked out into the re at! and met them at the foot of the ' bridge They were the ghosts. 'Their light, shadowy, sylph like forms thusnd that they were not of this ma'.erial earth One wu au Indian maiden, gorgeously dressed in crimson and at her throat there glittered iu the moonlight a diamond three time» as large a» the African Kobinoor. The other wa* a man dressed iu buckskin, but he wore uu head. ι riariey *μο*«· iiirsi auu »*iu, « - are friend», ρlease explain." The wo Hi au mn«d her hand and replied id Spanish, "Hu»b! Peace be U> you and your·. W* bring y»u good fortune. Hear uiy story ami I'll walk these ρ la*·»·* no more." St»* Htood leaning against her companion •In (i»-ld b*ff MM. Mm told her lift·'* etorj· while we stood entranced .mJ neither spoke. She spoke in Spanish wiiil»* I translated. This is what she said: "In the year lUld 1 lived with iny father who was chief of the Cahanta triin· of Indians. Oar home was on the bank· of the Sabina river where the town ot Orange now is. My mother died when I was one year • >ld and my father never married again but gave his life to me. He ι employed Spanish teachers for me who taught ine music and their lan jguage 1 had every opportunity possible that money could buy. At the age of fourteeu I was betrothed by uiy lather to a young Spanish nobleman much older thau myself "My father told me that four years from then he expected me to marry him. The Spaniard was handsomt· and polished in mauners but I could never learn to like his cruel eyes οι nis dark bewhiskered face. He usee to play on hi· mandolin and siny his song» to me. Then he wouhi tell me of life arm·· the great va ters and of bis home in sunny Spain. He told me of the great times we would have in the Yenitiai jrondolier·, how be would introduc< me to the eourt ladie* of Europ« and how the τ would envy bin bii bride. But I could not •mil* and hi "suid louk at in· with those cms 1 ■ eyes Mid I wished that I was dead. "But one day there rode into the Tillage aa ambassador from the tribe of the Lajaws, who dwelt south of the Rio Qrande. He eame to ask my father's coalition intbe war his people were waging against another I tribe south of them. My father re- : fused to take any part in theeonflict, j but treated him royally aad enter- j tained him in a style befitting the representative of a foreign power with whom we were at peace. I waa thrown in his company a great deal and loved I him because he was so gentle and kind and I knew he was brave. I knew my father would never consent to our marriage so one night i eloped with him. We traveled north for many days and I snail never forget those happy days. It was Rpringtime and as we rode along he would reach down from his horse and gather the beautiful prairie flowers for me and then he would call me his brave little wife and1 tell me we would soon be at home. "But one day our horses gave out and we had to etop and rest. We camped here. One morning we awoke and found we were surround ed by my father and a band of thirty -warrior·, among whom vu that era·! Spaniard, My ha «band atrang h ta bow and killed nine of them. The firat on* he killed waa that Span iard whom he a hot through the heart.. Many timea tea could have killed my father hot he would not for my aake. "Finally befell and they eame into our camp, aevered my huaband'a head from hla body and threw it in to thia creek. I jumped into the aurglng watera and waa drowned de apite their efforta to aav· me. "The gold we had ia burled beneath thoae shelving rocka there. Get ft and uae it wiaely. I hope it may give you happineaa. For three hun dred ye ara I have wasted to telltbis. Now I am happy" The twitter of a tomtit in the branohea above reminded ua that we were alone. Charley aaya. "Let'a go to the rocka." We went and fonnd a petrified buckskin sack in whichl there were two hundred Spanish doubloons »a bright a» thoagh they had been made only decade ago. We divided the money. I shall spend mine. Aik Charlie what he will do with hie. Wrist hags and belts, the very latest at Wear's New Century IgoldTmEdaxTI ® AWARDED Jewel Gasolene Stoves at Paris and Pan-American Exposition? Do you want anv «trouver eudoreement'.' 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