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I Ht Waxahachie Daily lighi. VOLUME XV. ROBBERS PIRE A STORE AFTER PLUNDERING ESTAB LISHMENT THE BUILDING IS SET ON EIRE. After burglarizing the general merchandise store of R. N. Pritch ctt at W'yatt Tuesday night the building was set on fire by the bur glars in an attempt t& cover up their crime. When a Santa Fe freight train reached VVyatt about 1 o'clock the blaze was making good head way. The conductor and his crew hurried to the building and by he roic work managed to save it from total destruction, although it was badly damaged. After the blaze had been extinguished an investigation disclosed the fact that the building had been burglarized. Mr. Pritchett was summoned from his home and upon inspecting his stock of goods Ik* found that, sugar, coffee and nu erous other articles had been taken. Ati ax which had been used by the f burglars In breaking through the door was found in the building. This may serve as a circumstance that will lead to the apprehension of the guilty parties. The matter was reported to the sheriff's office about 2 o'clock 'Wed nesday morning, and a request made that the bloodhounds he sent at once to the scene of the crime, but the dogs were in Corsicana where they were sent a few days ago to trail criminals. Constable J. J. McCalpin went to Wyatt early Wednesday morning to begin an investigation of the affair. John P. Fleming is making an ex tensive addition to his home on Campbell street. TO SKLL HISTORIC FLAG. Ping (hat Floated Over the Cltesa I peake to Re Sold at Auction. LONDON, Jan. 29.—The flag which once floated over the Ameri can man-o'-war Chesapeake, the ship of the gallant Lawrence, will be sold at public auction in London today. As the patriotic emblem Is of chief interest to Americans, it is likely that it will be purchased by some citizen of that country and donated to the government, to be deposited at "Washington or sent to the naval academy for the inspiration it would be sure to give to the embryiï naval officers. The frigate Chesapeake was cap tured off Boston harbor in 1813 by the British warship Shannon aud towed to Halifax, N. S. The flag was sent, to London and has remained here ever since, along with other equipment. Very few relics of the Chesapeake remain, and the flag, as being the most important, naturally has an added value. Amateur Routs in 'Frisco. SAN* FRANCISCO. .Jan. 29.—San Francisco's first reàl amateur box ing tournament since the fire will take place in Dreamland tonight and tomorrow night under the aus pices of the Olympic club. The ex hibition will be witnessed only by members of the cltfb and their friends. Seven titles are involved and boxers whose weight ranges all the way from 200 pounds will com pete for the prizes offered. Hour Tobacco Suit. LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Jan. 29.— Following hearings in New York and Cincinnati, the federal suit against the American Tobacco company, or tobacco "trust," was resumed here today. Additional testimony will be taken in Nashville tomorrow, and in Richmond Saturday. Records of nu merous subsidiary companies will be produced at all these hearings. ♦ ♦ ♦ I ! ♦ 1 ♦ IM> IT XOW. ! ♦ Under the law voters may ♦ I ♦ pay the poll tax at any time ♦ !♦ before midnight on Jan. 31, ♦ '♦ 1908. That time is not far off. ♦ ♦ last day will find the rush so ♦ ♦ great that they will be com- ♦ ♦ pelled to stand in line and wait ♦ ♦ three or four hours for their ♦ ♦ turn. This has been the experi-.Φ ♦ ence of the late ones in pre- ♦ ♦ v ous years. * ♦ Therefore, in order to dis- ♦ !♦ charge one of yout 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. ♦ ♦ Those who wait until the ♦ ♦ % ♦ Λ ΗΛΙίΜΟΧΥ HAXQl'KT. Sew Jersey Democrats to Celebrate Reduction of Republican Ma jority. NEWARK, X. J., Jan. 29.—A democratic "harmony" banquet to celebrate the reduction of the re publican majority in New Jersey . from 50,000 to t>,000 will be held ■ tomorrow night and is expected to attract leading members of the par ty from all over the state, as well I as several national democratic lead ! ers. The democratic party in New Jersey, as in other sections of the east, is divided between the radical and conservative elements, and it is ; hoped that the dinner may result in harmony between the two factions. That $5.00 Proposition. _ ι Since Jan. 1, the following have paid $5.00 advance yearly payment, on subscription to the Daily Light and by so doing each have saved $1.00 in the deal: T. O. Cheatham $5.00 H. P. Mizell ·. . 5.00 H. X. Peters 5.00 W. B. Howell 5.00 Walter Kemble 5.00 Joe Meharg 5.00 J. E. Williams 5.00 T. M. Rockett 5.00 B. W. Fearis 5.00 J. G. Cornwell 5.00 J. Houston Miller 5.00 Sam Andrews 5.00 A. Lasswell 5.00 Tom Burleson 5.00 Jett Thomas 5.00 E. S. Campbell 5.00 P. B. Kenner 5.00 R. E. Moore 5.00 Mrs. J. P. Moorman 5.00 R. H. Dearing 5.00 I Mrs. S. A. Fleming 5.00 ι D. H. Thompson 5.00 C. L. Brady 5.00 E. A. DuBose 5.00 M. B. Templeton . » 5.00 Mrs. M. A. McClellan 5.00 Mrs. Laura Spalding 5.00 Mrs. W. F. Timmins 5.00 W. W. Edwards 5.00 Mrs. H. W. Leeper 5.00 J. Lea Gammon 5.00 V". υ. AdKiiis 5.00 J. Β. Naughton 5.00 J. T. Couch δ.00 T. J. Bullard 5.00 D. B. Bullard 5.00 B. F. Spalding 5.00 W. H. Getzendaner 5.00 C. T. Spalding 5.00 Joe Singleton E.00 M. T. Patrick 5.00 J. H. Thomson - 5.00 Dr. C. W. Simpson 5.00 R. R. Hendricks 5.00 Earnest Hines 5.00 The following out of town sub scribers have paid for another year In advance since Jan. 1: J. P. Wakeland, Waxahachie 7; Mrs. G. H. Cunningham, Waxahachie 5; J. W. Couch, Waxahachie 4; Tom Curry. Waxahachie 3; Dewitt Rice, Midlothian; B. W. Williams, Waxa hachie 7; W. A. Park, Waxahachie 7; Will Ralston, Waxahachie 4; E. R. Broadhead, Waxahachie 1 ; Will Wakeland, Waxahachie 6; C. L. Wakeland, Waxahachie 6; T. K. Wakeland, Waxahachie 7; Tom Orr, Waxahachie 1 ; John M. Harrison, Waxahachie 4; W. A. Culbertson, Sterrett. Knights of Pythias. Stonewall Lodge No. 13, Knights of Pythias, will meet Thursday night. Work in the rank of knight. All members are requested to be present. Visitors are inviteo· CALVIN NALL, C. C. CHAS. WALTERS, K. R- S. TAFT Μ KM ΑΕΤΕ It WISCONSIN j Petitions Being Circulated in Fverj District In the State. I MILWAUKEE. Wis.. Jan. U9. (Supporters of Secretary Taft toilaj ! began circulating petitions in ever} _ district of Wisconsin and also foi i delegates at large, in the hope ol ' capturing the state's delegation tc ! the republican national convention j despite the ambitions of Senator La ι Follette. Under the primary law, nc j definite action could be taken unti today, but the Taft men will hence forth carry on the fight with vigor j Some districts, the Taft supporter; , admit, will probably be for La Fo^ S lette, but the adherents of Roose • velt's candidate believe they cat i show that Wisconsin does uot stand I unanimously for the radical ideas j of its famous senator. COSTS WERE HEAVY. , Failure to Work Ivt>:t(l Costs Twc Men Nearly $100 Each. For failure to pay their poll tas : or work the public road Tom Nixon ! and Buck Nixon will be required tc j contribute the sum of $170,70 intc ! the treasury of Ellis county. They appeared in the county court Tues day afternoon and entered pleas ot guilty, and a fine of $3.00 was im posed against each. In one case the fine and costs amounted to $!>1.30 and in the other $S5.40. Negro Senter entered a plea of guilty to a charge of theft. He was fined $5.00 and given one day in jail. George Miller was fined $5.00 on a plea of guilty to a charge of sim ple assatilt. Bestow Pallium on O'Connell. BOSTON, Jan. 29.—Catholics of Boston today witnessed one of the most elaborate ceremonies in the history of the church in America, when the pallium was bestowed on Archbishop William H. O'Connell by Cardinal Gibbons. The occasion at tracted to Host«yi o'he of the most notable gatherings of church digni taries ever assembled here. In addi tion to the cardinal, there were sev eral archbishops and a host of bish ops and priests who witnessed the bestowal of the pallium, a narrow white woolen band that encircles the neck. Only once before has such a ceremony taken place, and that was thirty-two years ago, when the late Cardinal McCloskey of New York bestowed the pallium on the late Archbishop Williams. Read the Want Ads. I ! ι ; : ι I ! i For Good Fountain Drinks dont pass us by. We can serve you and you will be pleased. Off DM 11 ONLY THE BEST Dr. J D HODGE, Veterinary Surgeon, Cleburne, Texas. Seventeen years experience. Treats all domestic animals, specialist in eye ami dental work. Removes suc cessfully poll evil, fistulas, tumors and cancer warts. Examination and consultation free. Bring your stock around and have them examined. Headquarters at Builard's Mule Barn. Corner S. Rogers and Madison Sts Phone 94 Waxahachie, Texas V * ...GOOD COOKING BUTTER... We have a few pounds of nice butter that will be just the thing for cooking purposes. « As long as it lasts 12 1-2 cents per pound. I Phones I 3 J. B.HINES 1 Errors Cheerfully Corrected The ones who trade with us will always find us readv 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. Smith Has f Good eggs, butter, meal, flour, syrup, bottled goods, ~ canned goods, bulk goods and everything that is good to eat. o«ifh«. p> P_ SMITH Ô CO. Τ ♦ ♦ LAST TRIBUTE TO DEAD ! j HI M>Ri:i>S OP FRIENDS AT· TKM) ΚI NKHAIi <)!■' MISS KATE < HI 1)1)1/1'). As an attestation of the popular ! esteem In which Miss Kate Criddlc j was held by the people of Waxaha | chie It Is estimated that fully two 'thousand persons followed the re i mains from the church to the cit> cemetery Tuesday afternoon. In or der to accommodate the vast throng of sorrowing friends who desired tc take some part in paying a last tri bute of respect to this uoble young woman the funeral services were transferred from the Central I'res byterian church to the Methodist church, which has the largest seating capacity of any place of worship ir the city. Even here hundreds wen unable to gain admission. One entire side was reserved for tin· board ol trustees, faculty and school chil dren, who attended In a body, anc then two or three grades were com polled to stand on the portico at the main entrance to the church. The bottom windows were raised so that the children might get a glimpse ol the impressive scenes taking place within. The music consisted of a number of the deceased's favorite songs. Following a scripture lesson read by Dr. Chalmers McPherson a fer vent and comforting prnyer was of fer 1 by Rev. (i. H. Hogan, pastor of the Central Presbyterian church. The funeral sermon was delivered by Rev. J. C. Smith, a former pastor of this church. His remarks were uttered with a deep feeling of emo tion and were full of beautiful trib utes to the life and character of tne deceased. He exhorted the school children to emulate her life of puri ty, spoke many words of cheer and comfort to the bereaved relatives. At the conclusion of the sermon a pray er was offered by Rev. J. T. Mc Clure, pastor of the Methodist church. The school children were given an opportunity to march by the casket and view for the last time all that was mortal of their favorite teacher. When the children had fil ed out of the church and formed a line of march in the street other frieuds passed by the bier to look upon the silent form of one who had spent her life to the moral and in tellectual training of hundreds of Waxahachle's children. The funeral procession from the church to the cemetery was without doubt the longest ever seen in Wax ahachie. Before the last vehicle had crossed the public square the hearse had entered the gate at the ceme tery. At the grave the crowd was augmented by hundreds of peopH who had gone directly from theii homes to the cemetery. .More than five hundred school children march ed behind the hearse to the cemeterj After the services at the gravé had beeti concluded and the crowd had dispersed the children and theii teachers approached the flower-be decked mound to view the last rest ing place of one who had' been sc devoted to them. χ ne ι lui αϊ inuuica were proiust In number and were given by the board of trusteee, the faculty, tht high school department, other chil dren In the various grades and b> Individual friends and admirers. The pall-bearers were as follows: Active—G. B. Winn, P. J. Hern don, W. L. Acker, Robert. Coleman Gus Meyer, B. F. ThornhiU, E. P. Anderson, Jr., W. P. Hood. t Honorary—E. Chaska, J. R. May hew, Geo. Bullard, J. J. McQuatters J. W. Singleton, J. Lea Gammon, J. Houston Miller, C. W. Gibson. New Grocery. Store. I take this method of informins my friends and customers that I air now engaged in the grocery busi ness at the corner of East Frank lin and Jackson streets and I wil be glad to have you call on rm when in need of anything in mj line. Phone 393. 256 H. L. WYATT. C. E. Youngblood of Shamrock Wheeler county, Texas, returned t( his home last night after spendini several days with his son near For reeton. Mr. Youngblood says he li favorably impressed with the Pan handle country. ✓ Our Shop Is under the management of an expert tailor. Cleaning and pressing correctly done. Phone us. Both phones. Tin: I'KHFOHM.W Ί-; IM.KASKS. Anna Day («Ives Artistir Portrayal of Mary Tudor. In the course of the play "When Knighthood Was in Flower," which appeared at the opera house Tuesday night, the action centers about I "Princess .Mary Tudor, ' the madcap I sister of King Henry the VIII. of England. This rjk Is portray Hi by I Anna Day w-n· tnade such a isreat success of th·· same part last seas on. As "Prince-Η .Wry" she dan .·· f , in and out if eve· j scene, as chang ing as a summer sky, now haughty as only a royal princess can be, now willful and defiant, again sweet and tender as becomes her, but always winsome, womanly and lovable. It is a difficult role that Miss Day es says. but one to which she proves herself equal in every particular. Her gaiety is natural, her anger real, her love-making true, and her quick transitions from rage to tenderness, from one emotion to another, are those of the delightful "Mary Tu dor" of the novel; and In the more serious third and fourth acts she displays a depth and versatility that is surprising. Miss Day is ably supported by Charles D. Coburn as Charles Bran don and Miss Josephine Emerson as Lady Jane Bolingbroke, the compan ion and friend of Mary Tudor. The other members of the company were good. The performance was greeted by a small audience, but the play was received with enthusiastic expres sions of approval. Allce-Sl t-By-the-Ft re Lucia Moore in J. M. Barrie's Λ acr comedy. "Allce-Sit-By-the-Fire" will be the next attraction to merit consideration at the opera house to morrow night. "Alice-Sit-by-the Fire" is considered to be the best of Barrie comedies and is said to suit Miss Moore better than any thing she heretofore has attempted. The play was first produce^! in New York last season by Ethel Bar rymore and ran for one year at the Criterion the^re winning the pra se of press and public. Many of the original cast has been retained to support Miss Moore, and the entire I original New York production has ' been purchased and will be seeu ; here in its entirety. Don't fail to see the good picture at the Empire tonight. 256 See These Bargains Two etory residence, large ter raced lot, one of the most desir able homes in the city. $4500. Two choice loU on University Ave. $300. Good residence lot close in, $225 5-room house, 5 lots in Boyce and 82 acreshalf mile from Boyce, all for only $7,000, Watch this space for desirable real estate. Bfieico L. C. Todd, Pres. T. H. Harbin, V.-P. T. H. Barrow, Sec'ty. J. H. Vt'yatt, Treae.