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VOIiOLE XV. WAXAHACHIE, TEXAS. THl"lîSI>.X> ΛΙΛΙΚ II Ιϋ;1- \Ι > 11 ; | ι; ;ι«-, ENDS IN VICTORY SU PRE Μ Κ COURT OF TEXAS SUS TAINS ATTORNEY GENERAL IN LITIGATION. TO FEDERAL TRIBUNAL Believed That Next Actio» by Wat ers-Pierre Attorneys Will Be in Washington.—End of Long Fight. Austin. Texas, March 26.—-The supreme court yesterday overruled the motions for reheariugs of the writs of error In the Waters-Pierce Ou case, main and receivership, and thus every court of successive juris diction in Texas sustains the attor ney general of Texas in his litigation with the oil company. Yesterday's action is the last that can be had in Texas in so far as an appeal goes. The next step is to the supreme court of the United States, and it will he made within the next few days, if not at once in the receiver ship phase of it. By yesterday's ac tion the Texas supreme court finally affirmed in all things the judgment for ouster and penalties aggregating $1,623,900. and the appointment of Robert J. Eckhardt as receiver. It affirms the judgment of the Third court of civil appeals as given In an able opinion by Associate Justice Key delivered on Dec. 11 last. There was no move made yester day in the Texas courts by either side after the decision was made ex cept that Attorney General David-I > son made inquiry about taking out i the mandates, but the clerk of the I appellate court had not received the official notice to mandate from the supreme court accompanied by the ' record. Clerk F. T. Connerly of the supreme court stated that he would not transmit the record and man date to the appellate court until to day. Clerk R H Connerly of the ap pellate court said that the mandate for execution of the judgments would not be issued at once because the oil company had indicated its in tention of appealing to the supreme court of the United States by writ of error, and that reasonable time would necessarily be given for the perfecting of such petition for writ of error. ARKESTEI) IN OKLAHOMA Ed Esoue Indicted on Charge of IMs- ; posing of Mortgaged Property. Included in the indictments re turned by the grand jury last week was one against Ed Eseue. formerly of Ellis county, on a charge of dis posing of mortgaged property. Es eue was residing near Tuxola, Okla. | Sheriff Forbes left for that place ! Friday night to place Escue under arrest. He returned to Waxahachie j Wednesday morning with the pris- j oner, who was placed in the county j jail. Negro Taken on Old Charge. Charlie Lane, a negro laborer. } was arrested at Rosser last Sunday ' by Deputy Sheriff House of Kauf- j man. on a charge of murder alleged i to have been committed about two j years ago in Brazoria county. Sher iff Gibson of Brazoria came to En- j • nis Sunday night and took charge j j of the prisoner .— Hon. S. P. Skinner and Hon. B. F. | ; James will speak in the district i court room tonight. The public has a cordial invitation to attend. I \Ml ST LAWTON u m si:ci iti : ι > ami τ hi·: tak ing OF TESTIMONV IS bp:<;i n. ΓΕΙ1 DAMAGING STORY iVitnesses fur tin- I'rosHution Make Λιι I sly Looking Case Against the Slayers of Doctor Beauchanip. Lawton, Okla.. March 20.—The jury for the trial of John and Wil iam Thomas for killing Dr. F. D. Beauchamp a1, the Rock inland sta ion here January 15, 190S, was -ompleted at noon yesterday. The »ntire original panel was exhausted md twenty-five of the additional ΙυΟ called. Nine of the jury are farmers. )ne is a liveryman and two are mer chants. Attorneys for the defense and prosecution opened the afternoon session with statements of their ?ases. County Attorney .T. A. Fain ■■barged malicious murder with pre meditated design, citing as evidence :he fact that all five bullet wounds ?ntered the body from the back. Al J. Jennings made an able plea for tbl·* defendants, alleging that Dr. Beauchamp. who had come between the brothers and behind John, had set his luggage down and started for his gun when William, fearing the killing of a second brother (he had heard that threats had been made), opened fire, and John, turn ing and seeing tlie apparent duel, also opened fire, stopping shooting only after the enemy was known to be dead. Tel. witnesses for the prosecution were examined yesterday afternoon. While the large crowd at the depot where the killing occurred caused much of the evidence to be some what uncertain, a majority of the witnesses swore that Beauchamp, laden with typewriter and bundle, dropped them only after the first shot and then got his revolver, but was unable to fire. Dr. D. A. Myers, who examined the wounds after death, stated that five bullets had entered the body, all from the back, and that any one of four would have been fatal. Around three of the wounds the flesh was power-burned. Officers who examin ed the guns found four shots gone from one six-shooter and two from the other. Both defendants and the dead man were old .'esidents of Wise county, Texas, William Thomas still living in Chico. Fifteen or twenty Texans are here attending the trial. Two prominent Texas attorneys are assisting. W. M. Poindexter of Cleburne for the pros ecution and T. J. McMurray of De catur for the defense. NEW LODGE ORGANIZED. Institution of Royal Neighbors Ef fected and Officers Elected. The Royal Neighbors, a branch organization of the Modern Wood men of America for women, was or ganized in the Woodmen of the World hall Wednesday night. The new society starts off with fifty three charter members. After the initiatory work had been finished and the officers Installed an open meeting was held, in which address es were delivered by A. N. Rooks and Dr. Keel of Dallas and Yancey D. Kemble of Waxahachie. The exercises of the evening were concluded with an elaborate lunch eon served in the dining room of the Woodmen hall. Officers for the first year were elected as follows: Mrs. J. E. Riddle, oracle; Mrs. Henry Nycum, past oracle: Mrs. W. D. Knowles, vice oracle; Mrs. J. T. Maledon, chaplain; Mrs. Dumas, clerk; Mrs. Taliaferro, banker; Mrs. Geo. Wingate, watchman; Mrs. Doo ley, sentry; Mrs. Dooley, Mrs. Farley and J. W. Taliaferro, managers; Drs. Berry, Watson and Vaughn, physicians. Tomorrow night at Sims Library. Prices 15 and 25 cents. Singers Invited. All singers regard! - ot chu. ' affiliation who will take part mi ill chorus work of Hit meetlr. i; to begin at the Main Street Christian church next Sunday are heartily invited to do bo. The congregation will very much appreciate this assistance. Mr. McKinney desire> to meet all these for a rehearsal at tlie church on Friday nlglit. An enlarged plat form Is being put in place for the use of the singers. fowa to iliidorse ISryan. Cedar Rapids. Ia., Mar. 2 6.— Great enthusiasm for Bryan mani fested itself in the democratic state j convention here today, and there is j little doubt that the silver-tongued I statesman of Iowa's neighboring1 stat will receive the endorsement of j the convention. The anti-Bryan men ! are booming Governor Johnson, of | Minnesota, but with little probabil It y of suuccess. New Hats on Inhibition. New spring millinery is being shown today at the store of Cbeeves Bros. & Co. Miss Lncile Clark has charge of this department. In this preliminary opening of the season j street and dress hats are being shown. All the latest styles and coi- | ors are included in the display. La- j dies who were not able to visit the store today are invited to call to morrow. — τ *' '' Arc InilictcU hy (.land Jury. Corsicana, Texas, March 2β.—The grand jury lias returned a bill of in dictment against Jim Wilson and Lee Wilson charging them with murder. These men were arrested soon after the finding of a mutilated human body in the waters of Cham bers creek and which was afterward identified as the body of W. W. Pet tit. Skinner Tonight. Don't fail to hear Hon. S. P. Skin ner in the district court room at 7:4", tonight. A cordial invitation is extended to all who desire to hear the .ruth presented in a forceful and eloquent manner. Argument in stead of vituperation and abuse will be the order of the evening. Anti Bailey Committee. <■ i*illi li to Meet Marry. Waukegan, 111.. Mar. 26.—Hank Griffin, the colored boxer of Racine. Wis., and Dave Rarry of Chicago are carded for the main bout at a show to be pulled off tonight before the Cubs Athletic club. The men will ! fight at catchweight. Griffin was for | merly a sparring partner of Jack ! Johnson. Death of Young Lady. j Miss Zola Miller died Thursday I morning at the home of her father, j T. A. Miller, near Ray. She had been j sick some time with pneumonia. She j was about seventeen years old. The j interment will take place at the city j cemetery tomorrow at 11 o'clock. Special Train to Fort Worth. Account of the Bailey meeting Saturday. March 28th, special train will run from Corsicana to Port Worth and return, passing Waxaha chie at 8:30 a. m. Round trip rate ?t.70. J. C. Kennedy, Agent. 306 Ά NEGRO IS ARRESTED ι I IS ΚΟΓ\ l> IN ROOM OK Λ S( ΊΙΙΗΙΙ, TEACHER WKDNKSDAV MORXIXCi. , City Marshal Tom Morgan and j Constable A. \Y. Wilson of Ennis j were railed to the Rert Everett farm : five miles east of that place, on the j Pea Ridge road, with bloodhounds ι Wednesday morning to investigate I the action of a negro who gave his [name as Willie White. The story is [something like this: The young la ; dy teacher of the school at Pea I Ridge went into her room about 8:30 ! o'clock Wednesday morning and saw 1 a man's feet extending out from un· I der the bed. Γροη hearing the j teacher enter the room he asked if i Mrs, Everett was at home. This I frightened the young lady and si.e j ran otit of the house and gave the ι alarm. The negro fied. The officers : were sent for and tlie bloodhounds tracked the intruder to the home of White, a tenant on the Everett farm. He was arrested and taken to Ennls, denying everything at first, but fin ally confessed that he was in the room expecting to find some money. White was brought to Waxahach ie Wednesday night and placed in jail. Received fresh line of Rlanke Wenneker box candies at the Cozy Corner, old phone 536. 309 I'll |1 i\ \vi:st τ κ S Λ s. Ι !. Κ. Kt'iidri* k <►! Wa\aliarliit> Κχ plred at Kotaii Thursday A telegram was received by Frank Stovall Thursday morning from Re tail. Texas, stating that Ε. E. Ken drick. a citizen of Waxahachie, died there about G o'clock from an at tack of typhoid fever. A message was received from there Wednesday night announcing that Mr Kendrlck was serious!; ill Mrs. Kendrlck and daughter. Mr». Moffett, of Dallas, left over the Central early Thursday morning for the sick man's bedside. Tlie news of his death arrived about two or three hours after their de parture. Mr. Kendrlck went to West Texas some time ago as a representative of : the Waxahachie Nursery company. A few weeks ago lie contracted a se vere case of smallpox. It was impos : sible for any of his family to go to him. but he was given the best of i medical attention. About the time of 1 his recovery from this disease he 1 was stricken with typhoid fever and survived only a few days. Mr. Kendrick had been a citizen of Waxahachie several years, and was at one time engaged in the bak | ery and confectionery business on the north side of the square. He leaves a widow and four or five children to mourn his death. Two of the children are married, name ly. Mrs. Frank Stovall of Waxaha chie and Mrs. Moffett of Dallas. Tickets for the chalk talk are on sale at the drug stores. Remember the date, Friday night. Admission 23 and 15 cents. £ ♦ I Strawberries and Vegetables | t We received a nice lot of strawberries this morning-- ♦ X the best of the season. Another shipment tomorrow ♦ t morning. 20c per box. ♦ $ Also plenty of choice Vegetables tomorrow. Pbr J.B.HINES: ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦J ♦ A Free Subscription! ♦ to McCiure's, Cosmopolitan. Woman's Home Com- 2 panion. Metropolitan, Success, or American Magazine. ? Call us and we will explain the plan. Those who i have a record sheet understand, those who have not X j can get one by applying to us. « ' ♦ ♦ ROY CONNALLY & CO. ! 1 strawberries] ♦ ♦ 2 20 cents per box. Î Fresh vegetables daily. Our prices are al I ways right. Phone us your grocery orders X early. ι U.C. LUMLEY, ♦ Both Phones 31 Opposite P. O. IA Fresh Shipment! ♦ I J Caraja Coffe, the best on the market. ♦ X Fresh Swifts goods—Hams, bacon and lard in 5, 10 t J and 50 pound tins. ' φ : I ♦ : 0Mr»' P. P. SMITH 6 CO. New 30 « ♦ 1 We Are I Serving I Fresh Jersey Cream and Ox-Heart at our soda fountain. If you want a good drink, one that is delightful and re freshing, call for either of these . . . Off DM ■ ONLY THE BEST ! ' MATTHEWS BROS' Snappy Spring Sack Suits For Men and Young Men Every new fabric pattern in all the clever spring cov ering is represented in our Clothing Section. Most of them in exclusive weaves not to be seen else where in town. The workmanship in each garment is a perfect exam ple of high class hand tail oring. An early choosing is ad visable. Price range 10.00, 15.00, 20.00 and 30.00 Belmont Hats Without doubt the greatest range of styles, colorings and trimmings ever seen in town. 3.00 J Matthews Bros. W Λ Waxahachie Foundry £ Machine Co. 414 R.ogers St. A full line of Gin and Oil Mill Supplies, including Grate Bars, Smoke Stacks, Pulleys, Shafting, Lace Leather, i Belting, and all grades Lubricating Oils; Galvanized and other Rain and Fire Proof Roofing. High Cl&ss Machinery, Boiler WorK, 6c, A Specialty Typewriters, Cash Registers and Automobiles repaired. Sanitary Plumbing of all kinds. —ALL WORK GIVEN PROMPT ATTENTION AND GUARANTEED— *