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MIL WAXAHACHIt DAILY LIGHT.
VOLUMK XV. WA.XAJI.ACHIi:, TKXAs. TUK8DA1 JAN. ae, imm M M CLASH ST NEW ORLEANS NEWSPAPER MEN AND FOLLOW ERS OF WHITAKER ENGAGE IN FIGHT. New Orleans, Jan. 28.—As a re sult of a clash between newspaper reporters and photographers on one side and the followers of the Whit aker police regime on thé other here yesterday, several men were assaulted, one being arrested, and ! affidavits may be made against oth- i ers. The fight occurred outside the j criminal court building immediately j following the postponement of the ! case of former Inspector Edward S. 1 Whitaker, charged with shooting at ! Joseph M. Leveque, newspaper edi- j tor, with intent to kill. During the clash Mort M. Burger, j a newspaper photographer, who at-1 tempted to "snapshot" the ex-in-1 spector, was struck by Fred Holy land, a bartender. Robert M. Far rell, a newspaper reporter, who went to Burger's assistance, was also knocked down. Holyland. a son of j the detective who accompanied | Whitaker the night lie' went to the ! newspaper office and shot at Editor ; Leveque, was placed under arrest, j New Grocery Store. I take this method of informing my friends and customers that I am now engaged in Che grocery lousi ness at the corner of East Frank lin and Jackson streets and I will be glad to have you call on me when in need of anything in my line. Phone 393. 25 6 H. L. WYATT. Sheriff Forbes went to Midloth ian this morning to see his mother who is quite sick. TH1UTY-SKVKX MKASI'KKS. To Be Considered Fly Special Ses sion of (he Legislature. Charleston, W. Va., Jan. 28.— Thirty-seven measures are recom mended for passage by Governor Dawson during the special session of the West Virginia legislature, convened today. The most impor tant of these are the limitation of the amount of rate of levies for tax ation, to prescribe the duties of county officers and regulate their fees and commissions, to provide for the supervision of public cffices and institutions and to establish a uniform system of public account ing and auditing. The governor also recommends a more effectual law prohibiting the sale of liquor 011 Sunday and providing for a thor ough enforcement of the license law. An act providing for the ex amination and supervision of all trust, guaranty, surety and bond ing companies will also be consid ered. The matter of the represent tation of West Virginia at the Alas ka-Yukon-Pacific exposition will also be taken up. A law requiring min ing companies to make thorough provision for the safety of the min ers, with the view of preventing the repetition of such terrible mine dis asters as have recently occurred in this state, may be considered by the legislature. Two Divorce Suits Filed. Two divorce suits were filed in the district clerk's office Tuesday morning. Abandonment was al leged in each case. The parties to the suits are as follows: \ Carrie Haynes vs. G. A. Haynes. Lizzie Andrews vs. Fred An drews. Sapo. For cleaning glassware, enamel ware, silverware, brass, gold or any other metal or earthenware. F. S. Crock Co. tf JOLTS LABOR UNIONS KMI'M>VEltS HAVK RIGHT To DISCHARGE MKMBKRS OF ORGANIZATION. AVashington, Jan. 28.-—The con stitutionality of the act of congress of June 1, 1898, prohibiting rail road companies engaged in inter state commerce from discriminating against members of labor organiam tions in the matter of employment, ! was called into question by the case j of William Adair vs. the United ' States, which was decided by the supreme court of the United States : yesterday favorably to Adair. The opinion jvas by Justin Harlin and held the law to be repugnant to the constitution. The court held that Adair, as master mechanic of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad company, had a right to discharge an employe because he was a member of a labor organization, just as it was the em ploye's right to quit such employ ment because of his membership in such organization. Such a course, the decision added, might be un wise, but, regarded as a mere mat ter of'Tight, there could be no doubt Congress could not, under the con stitution, authorize a violation of contracts under the guise of pro tecting interstate commerce. Justice McKenna delivered a dis senting opinion, in which he said the court's decision proceeds along very narrow lines. MAX Y ADMIRALS TO RETIRE. Quite a Number of Naval Officers Will Go Out of Service. Washington, Jan. 28.—With the retirement today of Rear Admiral Robert M. Berry, th<j navy suffers the loss of the first of many distin ! guished officers who will reach the age limit for active service during , the present year. Admiral Berry is a Kentuckian, having been born in Henry county, January 28, 1846. ; At the age of 20 he graduated from the naval academy, shortly after the close of the civil war, and has com i manded several vessels, as well as serving as the commandant of navy yards at Charleston, S. C.. Pensa colo. Fla., and Norfolk, Va. i The number of well known naval officers who will be retired during the present year breaks all previous records. "Fighting Bob" Evans, commander-in-chief of the Pacific fleet, will be 62 years of age on August 18 and will go on the re tired list that day. In all, twenty three famous commissioned officers will leave the service during 1908, in addition to Admiral Berry. The list, includes Captain John I Elliott Pillsbury, who recently took charge of the bureau of navigation as a result of the resignation of Rear Admiral Brownson, thus as suming the rank of a rear admiral. He will be 62 on December 15. Another distinguished officer who will suffer official decapitation is Captain William Sheffield Cow'.es. brother-in-law of President Roose i volt, who will go out August 1. Henry B. Mansfield, who com | manded the frigate Mohican in the expedition which destroyed the pi ratical steamer Forward in Teoupan liver, Mexico, will retire March 5. Rear Admiral William Hemsley Emory, who will retire December 17, was commander of the Bear in the Greely relief expedition in 1864. Richardson Clover, who will retire July 11, and the honor of accom panying General Grant on his fam ous trip around the world. The complete list of rear admi rals who will follow Admiral Berry out of service this year is as fol lows: a. w. very, April έύ, υ. A. «lCK nell, May la; VV. T. Burwell. July 19; R. D. Evans, August 18; J. P. Merrell, September 7; C. M. Thom as, October 1 ; J. H. Dayton, Octo ber 25; A. R. Couden, October 30; and W. H. Emory, December 17. Rear Admirals Thomas and Emory are division commanders on the Pacific fteet. Herviccc at Chapel Hill. i Preaching at Chapel Hill Sunday at 11 a. m. Sunday sshool 10 a. , m., O. W. Ham, Superintendent. Preaching at Dixon's C'lapel at 3 p. m. C. E. Lindsey, Pastor. KKI.ICS Oh ANTiyi ITV. I Λ i<l«'lU«V- of ( >* t llpat ioll Found Near San Antonio. I San Antonio, Texas. Jan 2K.— j Evidences of Aztec occupation of I this part of Texas were unearthed yesterday on the ranch of Henry Shchneidenschnur. lfi miles north of San Antonio. A rounded mound j rising in the midst of a level valley ι was opened, and skeletons and other ! relics of undoubted antiquity were brought to light Excavation has been slow owing to the fact that the mound is found to be overlaid with rock at a depth of three feet. •Much .(.merest is manifested in the discovery, and an anthropologist from the University of Texas at Austin will he askt'd to examine the mound. Indications point to a pos sible important scientific addition to current knowledge of pre-his toric Texas. For City Secretary. Mrs. Fay Feagle-Weaver announ ces in this issue of the Daily Light as a candidate for the office of city secretary. Mrs. Weaver makes her announcement subject to the action of the white man's primary election to be held the first Tuesday in Feb ruary. Mrs. Weaver has resided in Waxahachie a number of years and has numerous friends in the city who will doubtless give her candi dacy their support. In presenting her claims to the voters at large she asks that they be given any consideration they may deserve. If elected she promises to discharge the duties of the office to the best of her ability. Trinity Wins the (Juine. The game of baseball played on the Trinity University diamond Monday afternoon resulted aer fol lows: Trinity 6, Waxahachie δ. Ten innings were played to decide the contest. Four more games are to be played by these teams this spring Masonic Notice. Waxahachie Lodge No. 90, A. F. & A. M„ will meet tonight at 7:30 for work in the Entered Apprentice and Master's degree. Ct. G. PIERSON, W. M. W. L. P. LEIGH, Sec. !♦ j ♦ !♦ no it now. ♦ ♦ ♦ !♦ I'nder the law voters may ♦ , ♦ pay the poll tax at any time ♦ ;♦ before midnight on Jan. 31, ♦ :♦ 1908. That time is not far off. ♦ Those who wait until the ♦ ♦ last day will find the rush so ♦ j ♦ great that they will be com- ♦ '♦ pelled to staSd in line and wait ♦ ♦ three or four hours for their ♦ ♦ turn. This has been the experi- ♦ ♦ ence of the late ones in pre- ♦ Φ vious years. ♦ ♦ Therefore, in order to dis- ♦ ♦ charge one of your most im- ♦ ♦ portant duties as a citizen with ♦ ♦ a minimum of inconveniences ♦ ♦ to yourself, you should procure ♦ ♦ your poll tax receipt now. ♦ ♦ Do it today—not tomorrow. ♦ ♦ Fresh Vegetables f We have some nice fresh Spring Onions, Radishes Lettuce, also a fresh shipment of Turnips. |TJ. B.HINES Errors Cheerfully Corrected : The ones who trade with us will always find us ready and willing to cheerfully correct any errors that may be made. ROY CONNALLY & CO. ♦ « We have a large assortment of Flower Seed, Garden Seed, Onion Sets Make your selections now while the assortment is complete Nice Vegetables and Fruits for Saturday E.. C. LUMLEY, Both Phones 31 Opposite P. O. I ! I Smith Has I I ♦ Good eggs, butter, meal, flour, syrup, bottled goods, canned goods, bulk goods and everything that is good to eat. 0Ι4ιΐΤ· P. P. SMITH Ô CO. sr ; For I Good Fountain Drinks dont pass us by. We can serve you and you will be pleased. ι η κ il ■ ONLY .THE BEST LAST DAY IS Ν Κ AH. All Taxes Will Become Delinquent After Friday Night. j When the clock strikes twelve | ι Fridan night, January 31, tlie time J for the payment of taxes without in j curring a penalty will cease. On February 1 all unpaid taxes will be- : come delinquent, and a penalty to j cover cost of collection will be add ed. From that date a poll tax re ceipt will cost $3.00. It can now be procured for the small sum of j $1.7.6. By buying a poll tax re i ceipt between now and Friday nigbt ' j the holder will be entitled to vote j in this year's elections. Even if you 1 j do not care to vote it is better to ' ί pay your poll tax before the cost ; j Is added. This is a duty you can- j not escape. The parties who have j ' paid fines within the last twelve ' j months for failing to pay their poll j tax should be an object lesson to i every one who Is subject to this tax. 1! costs one person a little more jthan $45 for trying to avoid this ob ligation. It may cost you as much if ! you fail to procure a receipt before ί February 1. During the remaining days of this ί month Collector Spencer appre hends a great rush and is prepared ' to take care of all who come. A ; number of extra clerks have been : employed for this week. They were ; kept busy from 7 o'clock Monday i morning until late in the after ■ noon. Friday and Saturday were I also busy days. During those two : days 631 receipts were issued. FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED OCT ι Negro Saw Flashlight in Woodmen Jfall an<l Turned in Alarm. The \ise of t.he flashtieht Monday night by the Modern Woodmen of America in their initiatory work was the cause of an alarm being turned in at the fire station about 10 o'clock. The Modern Woodmen ι meet In the Woodman Hall on Wash i ington street. A negro cook at a ι local restaurant happened to see the j operation of the flashlight in the ' initiatory ceremonies and thought a fire had broken out In the building. He lost no time in turning in the alarm. Some confusion was caused when the department dashed up to the building, but matters were soon explained. About 12 ofclock a pile of shucks near» the Katy depot caught fire and another alarm was turned in. Ohio Publishers Meet. Columbus, January 28.—Legisla tion. postal rulings and increased cost of newspaper production are among the topics slated for discuss ion during the twenty-third annual session of the Associated Ohio Dailies, opened this afternoon at the Neil house. The presentation of the report of the legislative com mittee was the principal business ot the opening session. The conven tion will extend through tomorrow morning and will be addressed by some of the leading editors and publishers .of the state. Dr. J P. HODGE, Veterinary Surgeon, Cleburne, Texas. Seventeen years experience. Treats all domestic animals, specialist in eye and dental work Removes suc cessfully poll evil, fistulas, tumors and cancer warts. Examination and consultation free. Brin^c your stock around and have them examined. Headquarters at Builard's Mule Barn. Corner S. Rogers and Madison Sts Phone 94 Waxahachie, Texas GET IN LINE Use our long distance lines North, East, South an<J West. Save 10c on every call for towns within the county. Quick service and courteous treatment. Elllis Co Ind. Telephone Co F. S. EATON. Mgr. Good Groceries In our store you will tmd a line of the best of every thing the grocery market affords. This is a new store and of course our goods are new. MllllS. Both Phones 45 1 See These Bargains. Two story residence, large ter raced lot, one of the most desir able homes in the city. $1500. Two choice lots on University Ave. $300. Good residence lot close in, $225 fj-room house, 5 lots in Boyce and 82 acres half mile from Boyce, all for only $7,000. Watch this space for desirable real estate. raftli L. C. Todd, Pres. T. H. Harbin, V.-P. T. H. Barrow, Sec'ty. J. H. Wyatt, Treas. ■ΜΜΜ^ΗΗΗΗΗΗΒΜΗΜΙΜ········ Ι SUITS and OVERCOATSI Nearly Halt In our efforts to reduce our Suit and Overcoat stock we are cutting prices nearly I half. Is has always been our policy to carry over as few garments as possible to a second season. We find that it pays to close 'em out even at a slight loss and ! this season we are making an unusual effort I in the way of price cutting. All sizes- — every grade. jMatfhews Bros.