I Ht Waxahachie Daily lighi.
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
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
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
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.
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
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,
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
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
George Miller was fined $5.00 on
a plea of guilty to a charge of sim
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.
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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
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
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.
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
Is under the management
of an expert tailor.
Cleaning and pressing
Phone us. Both phones.
Tin: I'KHFOHM.W Ί-; IM.KASKS.
Anna Day («Ives Artistir Portrayal of
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
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
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
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