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The Waxahachie daily light. [volume] (Waxahachie, Tex.) 1894-current, January 03, 1908, Image 1

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Bullet Through Head Instantly Kilts a
Hallettsvilte Man.
Hallettsvllle, Texas, Jan. 3.—
Yesterday at 3 o'clock W. R. Beau
niiei, editor of the Hallettsvllle
Uerald, was shot and killed his
wife, who was taken into custody by
the officers. Mr. Beaumier had been
to the depot at train time, and upon
returning to the Herald office, two
shots were fired from a window in
the upper story of the building and
he dropped dead upon the sidewalk.
The blood and brains from his head
where the second shot had taken ef
fect covered a large place on the
A large crowd quickly gathered
and the remains were taken to his
residence to be prepared for burial,
which will probably be in Brenham,
his old home, aud where his rela
tives reside. What is to be done
with Mrs. Beaumier for the
present has not been determin
ed. She has three small children,
the youngest a baby. Mr. and Mrs.
Beaumier were young and popular
and prominent in society and Wed
nesday evening bad attended a so
cial function and appeared to be in
the very best of spirits.
Mrs. Beaumier was raised an or
phan and has relatives at Bartlett
and Navasota, who have been noti
fied of her troubles. She Is well edu
cated and was a moving spirit in lit
erary circles. This deplorable trage
dy has cast a gloom over the en
tire town.
Illinois Legislators.
Springfield, 111., Jan. 3.—Illinois
legislators are flocking back to the
capital today to resume the work of
the general assembly, which will re
assemble tomorrow.
Action of Directors to Liquidate
Will Be Ratified by Stockholder*
New York, .Ian. 3.—A meeting of
the stockholders of the lieâver Na
tional bank. Beaver and Pea$ street
will be held tomorrow to ratify the
action of the directors in voting to
liquidate, and the bank will go out
of existence. Uavlord Wllshire,
known as the "millio(naire social
ist" and the editor of a socialist
magazine, has been acting president
of the bank since George M. Coffin,
the president, became ill of nervous
prostration just before the financial
panic began, and had to go to Cali
fornia. According to Mr. Wilshire,
the directors found that it was hope
less to attempt to continue in busi
ness at a profit to the stockholders,
and as there was enough money on
hand to pay all the depositors and
settle up the affairs of the bank in
full, it was thought best to retire
from business.
Duinu Leader Coining.
! London, Jan. 2.—Paul Milyou
kov, the leader of the democrats in
the Russian parliament, will sail
from Liverpool tomorrow for New
York, where hp will deliver what is
expected to be a sensational address
un Russian conditions before iiie
National Civic Forum. In order to
take up the leadership of the con
stitutional democrats on the floor of
the duma at. its re-convening, Mily
I oukov will remain in America only
three days before he sails for Russia
Engine l'lunges Into Creek.
One of the big traction engines
which was taking part in the road
grading contest north of the city is
standing on its head in Mustang
creek. While the machine was being
driven across the bridge the struc
ture collapsed. The engine plunged
forward into the stream.
J - Olives! Olives!! Olives!!! j
χ We have just replenished our stocl: of i
ζ Olives and are now prepared to furnish the X
t most fastidious. i
I In bottles from 10 cents to $1.00. |
I In bulk at 30 cents per pint. J
Sunday Dinners
can be easily and readily prepared, if you bear
in mind Connally's Grocery when you go to
order your Groceries. A complete stock means
we can supply your wants.
Many thanks to all my customers for past patronage.
May we serve you and your friends the coming year?
We will offer you the best of goods and service.
The price is net too high.
Both Phones 31 Opposite P. O.

t If you want your groceries in a
{ hurry, phone Smith's Grocery
♦ quick. We know how to do buei
r°· P. P. SMITH Ô CO. N"
jE. W. Hawley Shot Five Times by β
Woman Thursday.
Dallas, Texas. Jan. 3.—E. \V.
Hawley was shot and killed yester
day afternoon about 4 o'clock in a
front room of the residence at 18"
First, avenue. Mrs. W. C. Baggett, a
widow about 35 years of age, was
given a preliminary hearing before
Justice J. F. Williams on an affida
vit charging murder and was admit
ted to bail in the sum of $2,500.
Five shots from a 32 calibre au
tomatic pistol struck Hawley. One
broke the left forearm and four oth
ers entered in tile region of the left
shoulder blade and pierced the body
Mr. Hawley was about 52 years of
I age and formerly resided at Hutch
ί ins, where he engaged in farming,
j Later he was employed at the court
I house as a grand jury bailiff. At the
I time of his death he was not active
j ly engaged in business. He lived ilt
i 112 Alcade street and is survived
by a widow, six sons and one daugh
Immediately following the shoot
ing Deputy Sheriff J. J. Ledbetter
was called by phone by Mrs. Bag
gett and requested to come at once
to her residence. He was followed
by Deputies Will Chick and John
Mr. Ledbetter escorted Mrs. Bag
j gett to the sheriff's office and at
9:30 o'clock last night the examin
| ing trial was entered into before
Justice Williams. Justice Edwards
previously viewed the remains of
the deceased, acting as coroner, but
did not return any verdict last night.
On entering Into the examining
trial last night Justice Williams in
formed Mrs. Baggett that she could
make a statement or not, as she de
sired. She declined to make a state
Judge Williams then told Mrs.
Baggett that it was her privilege to
'errogate the witnesses if she so
desired, but she said she had no
questions to ask them.
The county attorney expressed the
opinion that the case was a bailable
one and the bond was fixed as stat
ed. It was signed by Mrs. Baggett
as principal and S. V. and J. F.
Fleming as sureties.
Well Known Waxahachie Man Tîuy s
a Newspaper.
A letter has just been received
here by a gentleman who Is a friend
of John P. Cooper, former bank
cashier at McGregor, and the letter
j contains information which will be
interesting to the friends and well
wishers of Mr. Cooper in^his city.
The letter Is from Anson, the
county seat of Jones connty, and ex
plains itself. It reads in part as fol
"I am pleased to inform you that
I have located myself away out here
in this land of sunshine and prom
ise, having purchased the plant of
the Anson Printing company, and
in a few days will assume control
of the Western-Reporter. In the
morning of this new year I find my
self standing on the borderland of
newspaperdom, and in a few days I
shall take my first stroil into the
green fields of journalism, and hope
to gather a flower here and there,
and to receive a gracious welcome
from those who have planted therein
j so many imperishable gems."
I There are many in this section
i who will wish Mr. Cooper the great
! est measure of success.—Waco
: Times-Herald.
IU'turas With Prisoner..
Constable J. J. McCalpin, who
j went to Shawnee, Okla., Wednesday
j on official business, returned Thure
i day night, bringing with him a
I young negro named Roscoe Brown,
ι ■who was arre»ted at Shawnee on an
ι alleged charge of seduction. The of
1 fense is said to have been commlt
I ted in October, 1906. Brown was
ί placed in jail Thursday night and
Friday he was married to the com
plainant in order to avoid prosecu
Mr. We Is on the Way.
Shanghai, Jan. 3.-—Wu Tung
j Fang, recently reappointed to the
I post of Chinese minister to the Unl
: ted States, will sail 4»rly this month
taking with him a number of young
Chinese student*.
1* Poving Profitable Industry for
the Farmers.
San Antonio, Texas, .Ian it.
How the Texas farmer can hold his
cotton, despite all financial panics
-—as he Is doing to the tune of near
ly fifty per cent of this year's crop
Is a mystery explained by the hog.
In the last few years the Texas far
mer, especially the southwest Texas
farmer has gone in largely for the
railing of hogs, and by cultivating
sweet potatoes and peanuts as a side
line to the hog industry, has found
the gentle porker a wall of financial
strength that has furnished food for
his family and made him Independ
ent of cotton. If the present rate of
growth is maintained the financial
basis of the farmer of this section
will sooji be shifted from cotton
to hogs. The country for two hun
dred miles each way out of San An
tonio is filled with oaks of every de
siriijtion. especially with varieties
called black jack and Spanish oak
that produce acorns in great abun
dance and make unequaled ranges
for hogs. Just before shipping his
hogs to market the farmer turns
them into his sweet potato and pea
nut patches alternately. The acorns
and other mast give the Iron's flesh
a game.v flavor, and the sweet pota
toes and peanuts furnish the neces
sary fat. By this system the farmer
can produce hog meat at from one
and a half to two cents a pound,
which he can sell at from four to
seven rents a pound, and the net re
sult is both easy and pleasant to
figure. Hogs so fattened have flesh
as firm as corn-fed hogs and at less
cost. In consequence the southwest
Texas farmer is holding his cotton
for fifteen cents, with the confidence
furnished by the fact that he has a
base of supplies on droves of fatten
ing hogs)', on which the cotton specu
lator filled to count. As a result a
wave o| hog enthusiasm Is sweeping
over Ûtos part of Texas, and the cul
tuga uAsweet potatoes and peanuts
has received an impetus that may
cut dow\ the cotton acreage in ano
ther s^Épn.
Probably Be Ton Days Before lies
cue Is Effected.
Salt L,ake City, Utah, Jan. 3.—
Advices from Ely, Nev., state that
probably ten clays more will be re
quired before the rescuers reach
Brown, McDonald and Bailey, the
three miners who have been Impris
oned since December ι in the Alpha
shaft of the Giroux mine at Ely. It
is likely that the men will have been
six weeks in their tomb like prison
before they can be freed. They are
able to talk with their rescuers over
the mine telephone-and declare that
they are very well satisfied with
their quarters and that there Is no
particular hurry about getting them
out. Water and food is sent down to
the men through a six-foot pipe, and
they have considerable room for ex
ercise. Air is constantly forced in
to them. To while away the time the
men occasionally hold vocal con
certs, singing over the telephone
wires for the benefit of those above,
Dally want ads bring results.
We Have
in our Drug Store
one of the most com
plete asssortments of
you ever saw, and
it is easy to select
what you want,
owing to the fact
that our stock is so
iarge and well as
Indications thai Traikaqc Arranqcmcnts
Will Not Be Disturbed.
Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. —Will
the nttoYney general obey Instruc
tions from the railroad commission
and file suits against the Missouri,
Kansas and Texas and the Trinity
and Brazos Valley railways, seeking
penalties from the Valley mute for
not stopping its freight and passen
ger trains'between Cleburne and
Fort Worth and Waxahachle and
Dallas, and from the Katy for pro
hibiting the stops? That is « ques
tion arousing more or less specula
tion and holding keen interest in
Texas railway circles at present.
Indications are that the attorney
general won't. The fact that the
commission requested the filing of
suits several weeks ago and the de
partment has not responded. Is an
evidence that the attorney general
is shaky on the prospects of a court
verdict according to the wishes of
the commissioners, especially Ο. Β
That hesitancy is being practiced
seems to show that the attorney
general has grave doubts that the
commlsion has any authority in the
matters at issue. The Trinity and
Brazos Valley uses ,the Santa Fe
tracks between Fort Worth and
Cleburne and the Katy tracks be
tween Waxahaehie and Dallas.
Trackage agreements prohibit the
Vallev route from stopping its trains
at intermediate stations and accept
ing business, and when complainte
were made to the railroad commis
sion a few weeks ago that body is
sued orders requiring stops. All three
roads revolted, whereupon the com
mission called on the attorney gen
eral's department to file suits and
recover penalties, and compel the
obeyance of the order. But not a
step in the courts has yet been tak
Attorneys for the Trinity and
Brazos Valley have taken the sub
ject up with the attorney general's
department and are now trying to
convince the state's legal lights of
the futility, as they see it, of taking
the matter to the courts. The rail
road lawyers contend vigorously
that the commission has no author
ity or Jurisdiction over the points at
\v. κ. (ireen, vice president anu
general manager of the Trinity and j
Brazos Valley, admits that attorneys |
for his road are now negotiating j
with the attorney general's depart- ;
ment. Mr. Green declared that he did j
not believe that the commission has j
any authority in the matters involv- ι
ed. Their contention is that when
the roads owning the tracks between
the stations involved perform their
duty to the public in the way of
reasonable service, that any outsldo
railway happening to run over the
owner's tracks cannot be compelled
to compete with the owner in viola
tion of a prohibitive contract ex
isting; that the commission cannot
force the abolition of trackage
agreements that one railroad has the
right to make any sort of traffic ar
rangement -with another line; that
the Trinity and Brazos Valley can
not be forced to build its own line be
tween Fort Worth and Cleburne and
Waxahachie and Dallas, and that
while using another line no duty or
service is owed thg public at Inter
mediate stations because this is
performed by the owning line, over
which, of course, the commission
has authority.
Points in the case are unusual
and of peculiar interest to the rail
road fraternity. Texas courts have
never passed on similar cases, and if
the courts are linally asked to ad
judicate the matters much anxiety
will center around the proceedings.
Boy Accidentally Killed.
Seguin, Texas, Jan. 3.—While out
lmnMng and going through a fence,
Marvin Lynch was killed by the ac
cidental discharge of both barrels of
a shot gun near his home In Kings
bury. He was 16 years old, the son
of Gus Lynch, a prominent mer
Child Is Fatal]y Crushed.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Jan. 3.—
Falling under the rear trucks of the
rollers upon which a house was be
ing moved, Donald Mayes, aged δ
years, was cruehcd, dying five hours
after the accident.
Don't Wfss It !
ll.WI.lt I.V\( hi\<;s IN ykar.
"fotul Little Mori· limn Half far
Yenr of 1906.
•New York, Jan. 3.- Statistics re
garding lynching in the year 1907
show, according lu the figures com
piled by a .New York press associa
tion, show a total of 43. Of those
who were put to death by mobs, 30
were negro men. three were negro
women and four were white men.
ι tie total is little more than half of
that for last year. Louisiana leads
the list with nine, all black men;
AJabama anil Mississippi are tied
for second place, seven men, all ne
groes. having been lynched in each
state. In Georgia four black men,
one black woman and one white
man were condemned to death by
judge Lynch. Arkansas mobs put
away three, all black, two of them
being women. Oklahoma mobs
wreaked vengeance upon three ne
gro men. Maryland and Texas each
disposed of two negroes. In Tennes
see ·r.r negro was hanged and one
white man each Is placed to the cred
it of the lynchers of Missouri, Iowa
and Nebraska, it is a noteworthy
fact that only 17, less than half, of
(the negroes lynched in the south
ι were charged with assault or at
tempted assault, the majority of
them having suffered death at the
hands of mobs because they were
suspected of murder, robbery or oth
er crimes
Returns to Washington.
Congressman Jack Beall departed
this morning for Washington, stop
ping over in Dallas to spend the day
with friends. He expects congress to
remain in session until some time
in May, and unless there should be
some unlooked for developments he
will not return home to begin his
campaign for re-election until after
Salvation Army Meeting.
Bay City, Mich., Jan. Ù.—Prom
inent officers of the Salvation Army
from various parts of the country
are assembling here today for the
congress and meeting;· to be held
here during the next four days. The
feature of the gathering will be the
dedication of the new Salvation Ar
my barracks in this city.
lionliuiii Sheriff Her·'.
Sheriff C. B. Bridges of Bonham
spent Thursday night in Waxahach
ie. He departed for home Friday
morning, having in custody Hamj
Bryant, the young man who was a·
rested here Wednesday on an alls
ed charge of violating the local
tion law.
- V iv/i v
can be
s ind
about catching that
train. Phone us the
order for the Cab
and all is done thai
needs to be done.

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