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VOLUME XV. VVAXAHACHIK, TEXAS. THI USHAI . Daily liohi g" H I Ν ES' BIG STOCK REDUCING SALE Without a parallel, lasting 3 days only. Sale starts Friday, Jan. 31 and lasts until Tuesday, Feb. 4. Read our un matchable prices on Groceries below. We need the money, you need the goods. 18 pounds Granulated Sugar $1.00 1 Sack La France Extra High Patent Flour 1.50 8 pounds Good Rio Coffee 1.00 1 Gallon East Texas Ribbon Cane Syrup 00 5 Gallons East Texas Ribbon Cane, per gallon 55 1 35c Bottle Table Syrup, Maple Flavor '*25 8 pounds Wine Sap Evaporated Apples, regular price 20c. . . 1.00 5 Pounds Large New Prunes 50 5 Pound Package Quaker or Swiss Oats 25 3 Packages F-ig-O-See Corn or Egg-O-See 35 2 15c Packages Ferndell or Ralston Buckwheat Flour 30 2 15c packages Ferndell or Ralston Pan Cake Flour 20 6 Cans 3 pound Wapco Tomatoes /. 05 6 Cans 2 pound Wapco Tomatoes 55 12 Cans High Grade Sugar Corn 05 6 Cans Armour's, Libby's or White Swan fork and Beans . . .45 G Cans Silver Edge 2 pound Pork and Beans 05 G Cans 3 pound Lye Hominy, Wapco or Unity Brand 50 3 cans 25c Moonson assorted Pure Fruit or Sugar Preserves . .50 1 65c Can Monarch Pure Fruit and Sugar Preserves, ass't. . . .50 1 $1.25 Can Monarch Pure Fruit and Sugar Preserves 1.00 2 3 pound Cans Grated Rio Pineapple 25 G Cans Walker's Lunch Peaches 50 5 pound Can Assorted Jelly Flavor 35 G Cans 1-2 pound Deviled Chicken 50 6 1 pound Cans Our Taste Brand Red Salmon 50 2 Cans French Sardines in Olive Oil 25 2 Cans 15c Chip Beef 20 6 Cans Vienna Sausage 45 12 Cans Potted Ham 45 10 pounds Navy Beans 50 10 pounds Chile Beans 50 1 Gallon Stone Jar Pickles 45 2 Gallon Stone Jar Piçkles 00 2 25c Bottle Oyster Hot Catsup 35 1 Gallon Pure Apple Vinegar 25 2 2 5c Bottles Dr. Price's Lemon Extract 25 2 25c Cans Jack Frost Baking Powder 35 1 Gallon Red or Yellow Onion Sets 30 1 Bushel Tennessee Red Seed Potatoes 1.35 1 bushel Early Ohio Seed Potatoes 1.50 1 Bushel Greely Eating Potatoes 1.10 G pound can Dinner Pail Coffee 90 6 pounds Mexican Washed Roasted Peaberry Coffee 1.00 6 2 pound cans Blackberries 50 β cans 2 pound Marrow Fat Peas 05 5 pounds 4 Crown California Raisin Grapes .50 1 Gallon Small Cucumber Sweet Pickles HO 2 Cans 3 pound Apple Dumpling Apples 25 All goods quoted above guaranteed to give satisfaction or your money refunded Both Phones 3. J. B. HINES Do You take the Light? The same old firm at the same ♦ old stand, doing business | in the same old way. ♦ I * ROY CON Ν ALLY & CO. I I We have a large assortment of Flower Seed, Garden Seed, Onion Sets Make your selections now while the assortment is complete Nice Vegetables and Fruits for Saturday E,. C, LUMLEY, Both Phones 31 Opposite P. O. t t We Carry an Extra Line I 5 of choice Sweet Cakes and Crackers in J packages and in bulk. If you are look I ing for the good kind, come here. . . . I ϋι",Γ" P. P. SMITH Ô CO. NST ΑΑΑΑΑΑΑΑA NEGRO IN A ROOM i Ithk nkk;iii$oks ok λ hki.l COl'N'TY KAIÎMKK CATCH 1JLACK HKl'TK. HOLD HIM TOR δΗΕβΙΓΡΙ I Tlio Prisoner Is Taken to Helton anil Placed in Jail for Safe-Keep ing—Recognized by Officer. i j Temple, Texas, Jan. 30.—Sheriff Burkes was called yesterday morn ing to the home of W. O. Meadgen, a farmer living near Troy, by a very urgent telephone call, where, upon ! his arrival, he found a posse of about twenty of the farmers in that vicinity holding a negro who had been accused of attempting an as sault upon the (laughter of Mr. Meadgen. The farmers were in a high state of excitement over the revelations that had been made, and the sheriff hurried his prisoner to the jail at Belton. where he is safely detained. During the night Miss Meadgen was awakened by some one tugging at the clothing on her bed. and she began to scream lustily. Her screams ' caused the culprit in the room to take flight, and the members of the family came to her aid. Finding no one in the room, the family in their hurry were inclined to attribute the young lady's fright to nightmare, but she asserted positively that some one had been in her room. An inves tigation soon revealed that she was right, and search was at once made for the negro, and he was soon found. After his capture the sheriff made a more careful examination of , the premises and footprints were found in the yard and on a tin roof that led up to a window in the young lady's room. The sheriff was satis lied that a crime had been attempt 1 ed. When first arrested the negro was j very sullen and said little. Later he I admitted that his home was in New ι Orleans ,and gave the name of G. j D. Fisher. The fellow has been em ployed on the Meadgen farm during ] the cotton picking season, and since! then has been doing odd jobs for the farmers in the neighborhood of., the Meadgen home, being allowed to,, sleep in a cotton seed house on the Meadgen farm through the generos- j ity of Mr. Meadgen. Gould Hoad Pays in Stock. New York, Jan. 30.—The Missouri ! Pacific railroad company, a Gould j line, today paid its regular semi-an- ! nual dividend in stock. The directors j give as the reason for paying ill j stock, instead of in cash, "the extra-| ordinary business and financial con-1 ditions which now prevail." It is sta- j ted that the surplus income of the | road would, under ordinary eondi- j tions, amply warrant a cash dividend i but that it is "but reasonable cau- ! tion to provide against delay In the readjustment of a financial situation which has been so seriously shock ; ed." All stockholders of record Jan uary 4 shared in today's stock dis j trlbution. Ice Trust Meeting. ; New York, Jan. 30.—Stockhold | ers of the American Ice company, ! popularly known as the "ice trust." : convened today In their annual ses 1 sion .The meeting was originally I scheduled for two weeks ago, but ; was postponed to allow the stock holders time for further considera 1 tion of probable members of the board. The action taken at the meet ing has lot yet been made public. It is rumored that the "trust" contem- i plates a further increase in the j ' price of ice next summer. Submitted to Higher Court. The following cases appealed from the county court of Ellis county were submitted to the court of crim- ! inal appeals at Dallas Wednesday: l S. Whip, Ed Haines, Leonard Pruitt, j Henry Newsome, Lin Chancellor.and j Bob Beavers. The last named In the i list was convicted on a charge of vio- ; lating the local option law. The oth-j er convictions were on charges of : gaming. PLEADS FOR THAW ΜΛΚΤΙΝ W. I.ΓΙ ΙΊ.Ι ΓΟΝ \-,KS τ hi·: ,ιπιν το \cyrn τ hi: 1)F1t:m>am. GROUND Of INSANITY Declares Η<· Docs \ot Sit Hi>\\ .Miry Could Rentier Any Oilier \ cr ilicf.—Argument Is Very Forceful. New York. .Ian. SO.— Martin W. Littleton, chief counsel In the de fense of Harry Kendall Thaw, yes terday asked for the acquittal of his client upon the ground of insanity, declaring he could not see how in the face of the evidence the jury could render any other verdict. The serious and sincere evidence of the defense tending to establish the insanity of the defendant, Mr. Littleton declared, has been answer ed only by the sneers and insinua tions of District Attorney Jerome. These sneers and insinuations, Thaw's advocate asserted, were not the competent proof that the law re luired the prosecuting authorities to produce. He repeatedly urged upon he jury to remember that in a case if this kind the burden of proof rests wholly upon the state to prove he sanity of the defendant beyond ill reasonable doubt. Mr. Littleton warmly defended Svelyn Nesbit-Thaw against the at acks of District Attorney Jerome, ie said he Could not understand vhat. she had done, what great crime i'ne had committed, considered in he light of all she had confessed îerself to be, that the prosecutor ihould t'ranscend all the rules of iropriety and decency and attempt :o destroy her when in the next ireath he was ready to "coddle and lug and vouch for the testimony of such a scoundrel as Abraham H. Hummel, ihe very vermin of the s'ew York bar.'' Notice: For one hour only, Satur lay. beginning 3 p. m. we will sell it cost any chocolate set, cake plate, •ream and sugar set, or fancy lamp, me only to a customer. The Racket Store. 58 Dr. J D. 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. Bring your stock around and have them examined Headquarters at Bullard's Mule Barn. Corner fi. Rogers and Madison Sts Phone ί>4 Waxahachie, Texas I I Fresh Chocolates and Bon Bons just received . . . . We can serve you with any size box you want, and prices range from 10c to 1.70 per box ffl He BE ONLY THE BEST USING OWN TERMINALS! I ! j ΊΊίΙΜΊΛ AMI ItllAZOS ΧΛΙ.ΜΛ i ΤΑ κ κ OVKK I Λ< I uni S AT i <;αιλ KSTON. Galveston, Texas, Jan. 30.—The j Trinity and Brazos Valley railroad, which is the gulf outlet of the great Rock Island-Frisco-Colorado South ern systems, formally took charge of the terminals in this city yesterday. The first Trinity and Brazos train to come across the bay bridge entered upon the company's own rails and steamed into the downtown terminal property. Also, the focce of freight officials and clerks who have been housed with the Santa Fe since the company began business some months ago took possession of their desks in the new freight depot at Twenty-sixth streets, and now the» company, so far as Galveston island is concerned, is independent of any other railroad company. The Galveston Terminal Railway company, of which Mr. W. K. Green, vice president of the Trinity and Brazos Valley is president, has in charge the work of constructing terminals for the systems above mentioned, and the work is about one-fifth completed. The downtown terminals, located on the tier of 1(1 blocks between avenues A and B, from Twenty-ninth tif Thirty-ninth street, are completed, including the $100,000 freight depot, and were yesterday occupied. But there is a vast amount of work to do yet. Nearly $1,000,000 has been expend ed. and it is probable that within the next two or three years the remain ing $4,000,000 will be expended. This work will include the construc tion of the West End yards, and the improvement of the water frontage, of which there are six blocks. The filling in of the company's right of way from Fifty-seventh street west, two blocks in width, has been practically completed and the Terminal company will soon have under way the construction of yards a mammoth cotton platform, and eventually repair shops, and all buildings that go to make complete terminals. To date there have been laid ap proximately 52 miles of track. This includes the tracks leading from the bay bridge to the city. The down town terminals are complete and of fer room for a large number of freight cars. The freight depot is the largest in the city, and is a hand some cream colored brick and con crete structure. DEATH COM EH TO AGED WOMAN Mrs. V. C. McDuffle Passed Away Wednesday at Hnnis. Mrs. V. C. McDuffle, widow of the late A. D. McDuffle, died Wednesday afternoon about 2:15 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. R. Lancaster in Ennls. Mrs. McDuffle! was about 82 years old and was in the enjoyment of unusually good health for a person of her age until ι about ten days ago when she was I stricken with pneumonia superin duced by lagrippe. Mrs. McDuffle and her late husband were pioneer set tlers of Ellis county and resided in Waxahachie many years. After Mr. McDuffle's death a few years ago Mrs. McDuffle made her home with her children in Waxahachie and En nis. She was a most estimable wom an, a devoted christian, and had been a member of the Presbyterian church for many yeare. The remains were brought to Waxahachie for intermont. arriving on the Central at 11:15 Thursday morning. A funeral service was held aver the body at the First Presbyter Ian church at 11:30, subsequent to which the burial took place at the city cemetery. The last sad rites were conducted by Rev. Leonard (Jill and Kev. McLeod, the latter being pas tor of the church at Knuis. A large funeral party accompanied the re mains from Ennis and many W'axa hachie friends joined in paying a last tribute to the memory of this good woman. Mrs. McDuffle is survived by ten children. They are George G. Jlc Duffle of Antlers, Okla.; W. J. Mc Duffle and Mrs. Ο. E. Dunlap of W'axahachie, Mrs. W. R. Lancaster and C. E. McDufïle of Ennls, J. S. McDuffle of Dallas. R. T. McDuffle of Lawton, Okla.: Mrs. Lizzie Spencer of Kansas City; Mrs. Ollie Pittman of Amarillo and N. A. McDuffle of Lawton, Okla. Minci·.-» mid Operators Meet. Indianapolis, Ind.. .Inn. 30.— Ritu minous coal operators of tb>· central competitive district are gathering here today for a con", rence with the representatives of the i'nited Mine Workers, looking for a restoration of the joint conference relations that were disrupted two years ago. if au agreement is reached, the wage scale conferences of miners and operators will follow. The miners are anxious for the resumption of the joint con ference, but the operators are ap parently divided. It is likely that an increase of 2 1-2 per cent on the present individual scale will be de manded by the miners. Re:id the Waut Ads. STORE CLOSED FRIDAY Preparing for Gigantic Below-Cost-Sale Matthews Bros. "TELL-THE-TRUTH" CLOTHIERS DO IT NOW Under the law voters may pay the poll tax at any time before midnight on Jan. 31, 1908. That time is not fur off. Those who wait until the 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 ence of the late ones in pre 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. FOR SALE 5-room house close in on street car line, good barn, city water, electric lights in house and barn; a nice home for $2,000.00. 6-room house at a sacrifice if sold at once. FOR RENT—5-room cottage on street car line, $12.50 per month. Be sure to see us before you buy t'arms or city property. eiii L. C. Todd. Pres. T. H. Harbin, V.-P. T. H. Barrow, Sec'ty. J. F. Wyatt, Treas.