I V M \I5Y a,
DEATH roe PATROLMEN
Man Uses Pistol on Knoxville Officers
and Then Surrenders.
Knoxville, Tenri., Jan. 2.—Patrol
men Mike Wrenn and O. L. Jarna
gan were shot and killed last night
while trying to arrest Ernest Wells
on a trivial charge. The shooting oc
curred in the entrance of a house
on Central street.
When the officers laid hands on
Wells he attempted to draw a pistol
and both officers grabbed his hands
and Patrolman Wrenn caught him |
by the collar. He wrenched loose and
shot the officers several times be
fore they could draw their revol
vers. Wrenn died instantly, and Jar
nagan in a few minutes, but not un
til he had tried twice to call for
Wells surrendered. His explana
tion was that he knew if they ar
rested him he would have to go to
workhouse, and he would as soon
be hanged. Wells is about 23 years
old. Both officers were married men
with families. Wrenn had served
about ten and Jarnagan about three
years on the force.
JUDGE GILL· NAMED.
Houston Attorney Mailt· Member of
Austin, Texas, Jan. 2.—Governor
Campbell yesterday appointed Judge
W. H. Gill of the law firm of Jones,
Gill & Hogg of Houston, a member
of the state penitentiary board, to
succeed Judge W. F. Ramsey, who
becomes associate justice of the
court of criminal appeals. Judge Gill
was formerly chief justice of the
court of civil appeals at Galveston.
Mrs. G. G. Pierson and Master
Willie returned last night from a
two weeks' visit in Dallas.
ETHEL· rooskvelt to wed.
Rumored Shi· Is to Become Wife of
Washington, Jan. 2.—Miss Ethel
Roosevelt, now the "young: lady of
the White House," will be given a
ball tomorrow night by her father
and mother, and the members of
Washington's younger social set are
awaiting the function with the great
est of impatience. As a matter of
fact, the ball will be Miss Ethel's in
formal coming out party and will
mark her debut in the fashionable
society of the national capital. Dame
Rumor has taken^ advantage of the
occasion to roll under her tongue
many juicy morsels of gossip con
cerning the president's daughter and
her alleged love affairs, and many
of the old dame's aides are circulai- j
ing stories to the effect that there I
will be another wedding in the |
White House before President Roose- !
velt leaves. Charles Glover, son of aj
bank president, <s most often men- j
tioned as the leading suitor for the j
hand and heart of the fair Miss Eth- J
el, although other wise ones insist ι
that Captain McCoy, one of the
president's military aides, is in the
lead In this contest of the Lockin
vars. The latter is said to be a favor
ite with Mr. Roosevelt, who would
welcome him as a son-in-law.
To Probe Bank Affn're
New York, Jan. 2.—A special
grand jury sworn in before Justice
Dowling today will probe the affairs
of the International Trust company,
the Hamilton bank, _the Provident
Savings Life Assurance society and
probably the management of the
Knickerbocker Trust company. The ;
recent banking scandals will be thor- ;
oughly investigated by the grand j
jury, as Attorney General Jackson
is determined that the guilty men
be uncovered and made to pay the
penalty for their alleged illegal fin
* WHO IS YOUR HONEY MAN?
We have just received a nice line of
Fresh Strained Honey and will be glad
to serve you. J[
Ι 1907 IS GONE
! 1908 IS HERE
and Roy Conallv & Co. are still prepared to
serve the public with a new, fresh and com
plete lineot grtfteries. 'We were successful
last year, but will try harder than ever to
please you better this year.
ROY CONNALLY & CO.
Many thanks to all my customers for past patronage. i
May we serve you and your friends the coming year? ; | j
We will offer you the best of goods and service. ;; j
The price is net too high. ; ·
E.. C. LUMLEY, ίί !
Both Phones 31 Opposite P. Ο. ϋ |
I If you want your groceries in a
♦ hurry, phone Smith's Grocery -
I quick. We Know how to do buci
T* F. p. SMITH ô CO. N5T I
ASSESSMENT 0Γ TAXES
New Law Requires that Property Be,
Rendered at Pull Value.
To the Taxpayers of Ellis County:
For the year 1908 we are confron
ted with a new law relative to the as
sessment and value of jfroperty which
requires all property to be rendered
at its full value, and also requires
you to be sworn to your assessment,
as to the quality, kind and complete- j
ness of the list. The law compels as
sessors to furnish to the grand jury
a list of all parties swearing falsely
to their assessment. I hope the tax
payers of Ellis county will give me
their best assistance in upholding
the law and let's make the taxes in
this county fall on all alike by hav
ing all property uniform and equal
in value. I wish further to state that
for the year 1908 our-state and coun
ty rate will be cut so that I am sure
the tax payers of this county will not
pay'any more taxes than they have
been in the habit of paying—only in
the special school districts where
there is a local tax, and 1 would sug
gest that the trustees of each dis
trict hold an election and vote off
part of the tax or they will create a
surplus in their fund.
Assessors are required to call but
once for assessments. Have, your in
ventory ready and this will avoid
leaving a notice to call at office and
render your property.
Relative to the above circular of
Mr. Klllebrew, tax assessor, we de
sire to add the further statement that
the commissioners' court of Ellis
county has the authority and it be
comes the duty of said court to set
the tax rate for county purposes,
and in view of the law requiring all
property to be rendered at its reas
onable cash market value, and in or
der that a strict compliance with this
law may work no hardship upon any
one, this court expects to reduce the
rate of taxation in proportion to a
general raise in the value of proper
ty assessed. To Illustrate: The value
of property in Ellis county as assess
ed last year was in round numbers
20 millions and the county rate was
48 cents on the $100 valuation. If
the value of property this year should
be assessed at 60 millions the rate
should be in the neighborhood of 16
cents on the $100 valuation.
J. T. SPENCER, County Judge. -
TOM MARTIN, Com. Precinct 1.
A. N. THOMAS, Com. Precinct 2.
J. H. JAMES, Com. Precinct 3.
ED LOWE, Com. Precinct 4.
FIGHT ON TAGGART BEGINS.
Indiana Democrats Scrapping Over
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 2.-—Dem
ocratic. district conventions were held
today in the thirteen districts of In
diana for the selection of uew mem
bers of the state central committee,
who will meet next Wednesday and
reorganize by selecting a chairman
and secretary. Stokes Jackson of
Greenfield is one of the most promi
nent aspirants to the chairmanship,
although the opposition to the Tag
gart regime will support James Kir
by Risk, while many of the Taggart
men will use their influence to se
cure the selection of Gilbert Hen
dren. It is hoped that by the time the
committee meets a spirit of harmony
will have been restored among the
democratic leaders of the state and
that the bitter fight expected in the
election of a chairman will not ma
terialize. Indiana democrats are
hopeful of victory in the coming
state and national elections. Already
a number of candidates have been
spoken of for the governorship,
among the most promising of whom
is Carroll H, McCullough, a wealthy
manufacturer of Anderson and a
member of the state legislature. John
W. Kern, of Indianapolis will not
again seek the nomination. Despite
stiff opposition in certain influential
quarters, it is apparent that Bryan
is a favorite among Indiana demo
crats and the Hoosier delegation to
the national convention will proBfcb
iy favor the Nebraskan.
Killed by a Burglar.
Newark, N. J., Jan. 2.—George
Fisher, city building inspector, was
ehot and killed by a burglar yester
day. The burglar, who was breaking
into a store by a rear door when
Fisher disturbed him, escaped,
leaving do clue to his identity.
SUM Κ <;<>(>!) HKSOLVTIONS. 1
liorr's a line Bunch for Waxahacli
ii' lVople to Sign.
"I will do my part toward keep-1
luit the streets and alleys clean."
"1 will do my part toward laying
sidewalks and curbings."
"I will do my part toward securing
"I will assist the authorities in
making Waxahachie the most attrac
tive city in Texas."
"I will urge" the city council to pass
an ordinance to prohibit, expectorat
ing on the sidewalks."
"1 favor the Denver, Rock Islam
and Frisco building from Port j
Worth to Waxahachie."
"I will do my part toward adver
tising Waxahachie's mineral water."
"I will encourage the building of
more homes in the city."
"1 will pay my poll tax so thar 1
may be prepared to vote on the prop- j
osition of adopting a commission
form of government."
"I will pull for the establishment
of more factories in Waxahachie."
"I will become a public benefactor
by placing a garbage can in front
of my place of business."
OHIO G. Ο. 1*. .MEETING
State Central Committee in Session
' Columbus, O., Jan. 2 —In response
to the call issued by Chairman Brown
the republican state central commit
tee convened at the Neil house at 1
o'clock this afternoon. The members
will arrange for the state convention
and the meeting will mark the he
ginning of the contest for the Ohio
delegation to the national conven
tion. The selection of an early date
Is looked upon as a victory for the
Taft forces, which are In control of
the central committee. That the com
mittee will demand primaries for J
state convention delegates, the issue
to be the indorsement of Secretary
Taftl or Senator Foraker, is almost
nssuied. Chairman Walter E. Brown
fs kTOwn to favor this method of
procedure, and the other members
will doubtless"^rgTee with him. The
Poraker forces are dppoSed to a con
vention before March, and will fight
the plan to name an early February
Prominent Men to Speak.
St. Paul. Minn., Jan. 2.—Educa
tors of national prominence will
speak at the annual meeting of the
Minnesota Educational association
in St. Paul during the next three
days. Among those who will deliver
addresses are Governor Frank Han
ly of Indiana, Dr. A. E. Bishop of
Boston, Dr. Olvie Sturat, of Chicago,
\Y. M. Hayes of Washington and
Professor George Johnson of Pitts
Nurtli Dnkotr. Educators.
Grand Forks, N. D.. .Jan. 2.—With
an address by President Vernon P.
Squires, speeches of welcome and
music, the twenty-first annual meet
ing of the North Dakota Education
al association convened here this af
ternoon. Governor John Burke, Bish
op Cameron Mann and other promi
I nent men will speak before the con
[ vention on succeeding days.
A New Month
A New Year
and the new manage
ment of the City Drug
Store invites everybody
to make their down
town headquarters at our
drug store, and solicit a
share of your patronage
during the year 1908.
While you wait ΐ >r the
car, or to rest, we would
be pleased to serve you
from our Soda Fountain.
Anything that's pure can
be had here.
OILY THE BEST
COMSTOCK TO TESTIFY
Will Be Witness for Defense in Trial
of Harry Thaw.
New York, Jan. -, -Anthony Corn
stock, secretary of the New \ork so
ciety for the suppression of vice, will
be a witness for the defense when
Harry K. Thaw is again placed 011
trial next Mouda> for killing Stan
ford White. This was brought out
today upon ihe serving or a subptna
on Mr. Comstock.
liy means of letters from Thaw to
Mr. Comstock counsel hopes to show
that Thaw was mentally unbalanced
just prior to the shooting.
It was brought out in Thaw's first
trial that before he shot White lie
made several appeals to Mr. Com
stock to close the famous studios of
White, which were described by Eve
lyn Thaw in her testimony. It is
said that several communications
passed between Thaw and Comstock:
that Comstock was familiar with
some of the events immediately pre
ceding the tragedy, and that he
knew Thaw's mental condition at the
time. Thaw's counsel will also try
to bring out that Comstock was the
first man with whom Thaw attempt
ed to communicate after the shoot-;
1 η &
HKSPON'SKH WKHti MIÎKKVI,
Many Ladies Contribute to tin' Jte
lief of Mrs. Martin.
The story in yesterday's Light
concerning the illness and distress
of Mrs. Martin excited the sympathy
of many ladies In the city, and Im
mediately after reading the paper
they set about to manifest their sym
pathy in a substantial manner. They
called at the house late in the after^
noon to see what assistance they
could render. In the meantime tak
ing with them such articles of cloth
ing and edibles as they thought
wo Id be needed. Bright and early
Thursday morning other contribu
tions began pouring in.
In this connection the Light wish
es to state that the condition >f Mrs.
Martin has not been unknown to the
charity committee. A member of the
committee stated Thursday morning
that aid had been rendered Mrs.
Martin at various times during the
past three years, especially when she
wast without employment, or unable
to work. The funds of the committee
have also been drawn upon for her
relief during the present illness. We
take pleasure in making this state
ment. because the committee is com
posed of men who are always quick
to relieve distress where the case is
a worthy one. They have a splendid
system of dispensing the funds plac
ed in their hands. When an object of
Charity is reported to them they make
an investigation as to the worthiness
of the applicant before any assistance
is rendered. N'o person deserving
helj) has ever heen permitted to suf
National Motor Boat sy>n .
Chicago, Jan. 2.—Chlcagb's first
national motor boat, show opened
yesterday in the Coliseum, with more
entries than any similar show ever
before attempted in the United
States. This is the second of a chain
of national motor boat shows, the
first having been held in Grand Cen
tral Palace, Xew York, last month,
while the third is scheduled for Bos
ton, January 25 to February 1. All
the new models of boat^ and motors
are shown, as well as many
To Defy the State.
Tishomingo, Okla., Jan. 2.—"The
state? We are the state." So declare
the malcontents among the redmen
of the Chickasaw nation, who will
gather in Tishomingo, the capital,
this faonth, to convene the tribal leg
islature. The Indians will defy the
newly organized state governemnt of
Oklahoma and will proceed to make
their own laws, in accordance with
their old tribal standards.
No Fight or Gaines.
Denver, Colo., Jan. 2.—The clos
ing of the gambling dens at Peters
burg by decision of District Attor
ney J. W. B. Smith of Arapahoe
county yeit^.-day marked the pass
ing of the last gambling table in the
vicinity of Denver. The Carsey
Brook prize fight t%*t was to "have
been bel d at Petersburg last night
was f «-dared off
Yet to Come
Don't let it catch you
without a new Suit or
Overcoat, Bring us9.75,
11.75 or 14.25 and a few
minutes of your spare
time : we will tit you in
clothes to your liking.
Every Suit and every
Overcoat in the house
goes at reduced prices.
If you care for the best
Any 18.50 Suit for 14.25
Any 15.00 Suit for 11.75
Any 12.50 Suit for 9.75
ΤΗΐ; PHILATHIA CLASS
First Meeting Was Made a Pleasant
The annual meeting of the Phil
athia class took place at I he pleaJaut
McGee home, corser Marvin aveui ·
and College street, Wednesday even
ing. A splendtd program was render
ed as follows, Mr. W. A. Crow acting
as master of ceremonies:
Vocal solo, Mr. Ross.
Violin solo, Miss Eva Schmidt.
Piano solo, Miss Aline McGee.
Reading, Miss Thelma IIy.
Piano solo, Mrs. W. A. Crow.
At the close of the program an old
fashioned spelling match, from' the
old blue back spelling book, took
place, and added much merriment to
the happy occasion
Mrs. Anderson, teacher of the
Philathia class, gave the history of
the class for the past year. Mr, Hen
derson also rendered an account of
the Baraca class since 1» first or
ganization in the Sunday school.
Dainty souvenirs, New Year's
cards, tied in the Philathia colors,
blue and white ribbons, we-e given
each guest, as a remembrance for
this memorable occasion, and the
class, now more closely united than
ever, is prepared for the work of the
new year, 1908.
Alabama Coal .Mining Industry
Birmingham, Ala.. Jan. 2.—Ear
ly estimates of the coal nili^*
A 'ahiyna during 1907 indicatBj
the total was rbout 13.00t),000|
/ ssistant Inspector Hillhouse]
the increase over 1900 will be
000 tons, while other· inspd
place it at not over 500,000.
official report will soon b"
WaxahachiOtS *,0C yd
buby^nants 1-2 price
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