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VOLUME XVI. WAXAHACHIE, TF^fcAS, WEDNESDAY. ·■ I*.* Daily light. 22. 1908. NI MBER 03. SHOT AND KILLED ON THE DIG» H. G. JeHerson Attacked by Sam Barton at blooming x Grove. Λ struckIhree times Shooting is Supposed to Be the Re sult of Family Adairs—Slayer Surrenders to the Officers. k Coriscana, Texas, July 22.—H. G. «, Jefferson was shot three times and Tiistantiy killed by a shotgun in the hands of Sam Barton at Blooming ■Grove yesterday afternoon. The shooting occurred just in the edge of town on the public road. Barton had been edvised. it is said, that Jefferson would be in town yes terday afternoon and was waiting for him. As soon as Jefferson came in range Barton opened Are on him. The first shot struck him in the breast, the second in the hand. As soon as the first shot struck him Jefferson fell from his horse into the road face downward and Barton fired the third shot, striking him about the middl,» of the back. Barton at once came to town and I gave himself up to the constable, Jefferson is a son-in-law of Pete Bar —-— ton, brother to Sam Barton. Both are men of families. Barton has a wife and one little girl. Jeffer son was about 35 years of age and leaves a wife. Family affairs are thought to have caused the shooting. Fleet Will Sail Thursday. Honolulu, July 22.—After a week of festivities such as have never be fore been witnessed in the little cap ital of the Paradise of the Pacific, the Atlantic fleet will tomorrow hoist anchor and steam away for its Invasion of the Antipodes. Auckland, N'ew Zealand, will be the next stop ping place and will be reached about August 9. The distance between Hon olulu and Auckland is 3,810 miles, the longest leg in the world tour of the fleet. Provisioning and coaling is now In progress and the capacity of the vessels wlf^je taxed to the ut most to provide sufficient food and fuel for the cruise. Stork Leaves liaby in Jar. Venus, Tex., Juy 22.—Monay night about 11 o'clock J. F. McGeo, who lives in the southeast pr.rt of town, beard the cries of an infant, and up on investigation, found a baby about two weeks old In an earthern jar at his front gate that had been left there by some party or parties un known to him. Mr. McGee reported the matter to City Marshal G. O. Balch, who took chjjme Of the infant, and yesterday^erulng Sheriff Rog ers, in company with the marshal, set out to find the parents, and later in the day the infant was called for and it is supposed the parents of the baby were found. Mrs. Ferguson Kntertains. Mrs. W. B. Ferguson entertained Tuesday morning with a "500" par ty, to honor Miss Alice Gibson, whose marriage to Mr. W. A. McDa vid of Lancaster, takes place this evening. The score cards were dainty hand-painted affairs of cupids and wedding bells. The prize for the highest score, a pretty picture, fell to Miss Mable Boyd, who presented it to the honored guest. The hostess' gift to the honoree was a beautiful picture, Longfellow's "Hanging of the Crane." At noon a delightful three course luncheon was daintily served. IVANDERBILT IS AH EJtSY MARK r ( ,1 How Some of the En^ksh "Gyps Took Him in"on a Deal. SOLO HIM EXCESS HORSES "Gyps Bought Them in and Then J Resold Them at a Handsome Profit—How the Scheme Was Worked. . i ' ! New York. July 22.—The arrival Alfred Gwynne Vinderbilt's hors es yesterday on the Atlantic trans port company's liner Minnehaha de veloped the fact that the famous j whip was made a victim of English I "gyps" at the sale of his coach hors | es at the Tattersalles, London. His j loss in the transaction was in the ! neighborhood of $15,000. Mr. Vanderbllt boilght sixty Am j erican trotting bred coach horses j and shipped them with his team o( ι famous grays to England. Early in ! May he put his coach venture into I commission and began his daily j runs, leaving London one day and (Brighton the next. After six weeks ι on the road, during which time he I broke in the horses lie announced i the sale of his horses by auction al j Tattersalles, London. ! On the day appointed a big crowd j of curiously Inclined was on hand but in the meantime the Englisi "gyps," or cheap horsemen, formet a clique and circulated the rumo that Mr. Vanderbilt had reserved th ; best of his horses to take back t j America and would offer only thos j for which he had ho use. The repor found credence and as a result th British show horse owners failed ti appear. The "gyps" had the biddlnt j practically to themselves. The sale was conducted in the in ner ring at Tattersalles and the fifty J six horses sold at an average ο ! about $250 each. j On the day following the Vander : bilt sale, which was practically pri I vate, the English horsemen put uj j the horses secured of Mr. Vanderbili ' for sale in the outside, or public ring, and realized big prices foi i them. In one where they had securec ja horse for $260, they resold it foi I $620, while In another where s 'splendid bay was knocked down tc one of the clique for $250 It was la ter purchased by a prominent Eng lish horse owner for over $600 There were several cases of this kind and the fifty horses secured by the English dealers at an average ol $200 a head were resold for nearl) $500 a head, giving a clear profit of about $15,000 for the British. New Zealand Prepares Welcome. Auckland, Ν. Z., July 22.—Al though New Zealand owns allegiance to the British crown, the ignorant visitor would be inclined to believe it an American colony, owing to the wild enthusiasm that has bee ? arous ed by tho prospective visit of the Yankee fleet. Thousands of Ameri can flags have made their appear ance In the city. The fleet will not arrive until August 9, but the prep arations for its reception, In progrès· for many weeks, are about complet ed. Pennsylvanie Démocrate Harisburg, Pa., July 22.—A meet ing of the democratic state commit tee was called in this city today for the election of a state chairman and of seven division chairmen. It is the first meeting under the new rules prescribing election In July. Party leaders declare that despite recent differences in Denver, the Bryan ticket will receive the hearty support of Pennsylvania democrats. • Alabama Editors. ^ Ressemer. Ala., July 22.—Called to order this morning by President E. S. Dobster, the Alabama Press Asso ciation began its annual session in this city. Reports of officials and com mittees occupied the morning. aAmong the speakers this afternoon will be Colonel Hufus N. Rhodes of the Birmingham News and F. J. See ley of the Atlanta Georgian. Old "Innocence" Is Here. R. D. Hudson, better known to the I citizens ot Kllis county and the read ] ers of this paper in particular as "In nocence Abroad," came up from his present home. Corpus Christi, Wed nesday morning, to spend a few days in Waxahachie looking after inter ests here and mingling with old friends. Mr. Hudson is a great en I thusiast as to the southwest coast country, believing in its agricultural ι future. His own appearance is a tes timonial as to the heathfulness of that section. Mr. Hudson has become interested in the settling up of a 20,000 acre ranch located near Cor pus Christi, which he says is as line a body of land as can be found in Nueces county, and during his short I stay in this city will be glad to talk with any who may be interested in movltiitaTjnvestipg in that section --fffgreat opportunties. He will return to Corpus Christi Monday night and should prospective purchasers desire to jiin him In the trip a party could secuve greatly reduced rates. Million Dollar Convention. Boston. July 22.—Boston is now preparing for a million dollar con vention, the twenty-fifth biennial session of the Knights of Pythias, which will be held here early in Au gust. One hundred thousand Pyth ians and other visitors will be enter tained making it the largest gather ing that any fraternal organization has ever held in the Hub. The local committee is daily in receipt of tele grams and letters asking that ac commodations be reserved tor large ! delegations, and these come from j every part of the union and Canada. To Oppose Prohibition. I Kenosma, Wis., July 22.—A move I ment In opposition to the prohibition I wave will be thoroughly organized by the Retail Liquor Dealers' Associ ation of Wisconsin, which began its annual convention here today. Re ports show that the organization has 1.8t)0 members and sixty-three i.->ca ' branches in the state. » I ; Ellis COUNTHOn WILLIAM! Indications are that Cumby Man wil Win Over Campbell. Unless the sentiment of the voters of Ellis county undergoes a change between now and election day the chanrei art' that the county will gire lion. Tt H. Williams of Cumby a ma joii'y over Governor Campbell Tor I the gubernatorial nomination. Fore casting election results is a rather hazardous thing, but the indications on the eve of the election point to the success of Mr. Williams in Ellis county. His friends here express the belief that he will carry the county by a good sized majority. In some of the smaller voting boxes of the county Williams will receive a big majority over Campbell. From what can be ascertained concerning the situation locally Campbell's strong est support Is at Mllford and Ferris. He will carry these places. Waxaha chie and Ennis, the two largest vot ing boxes in the county, will probab ly line up in the Williams column. I That's the way it looks to the man I in the grand stand. HERD OF CUTTLE I Three Hundred Head Are Taken! From Ranches in Lower Rio Grand Country. Supposed That the Thieves Hurried the Cattle to Mexico—Rangers and Rurales Have Gone in Pursuit. I Kingsville, Texas, July 22.—One i of the boldest cattle thefts that has ι been perpetrated in the lower Rio Grande country since the days of I Cotinas, the noted Mexican bandit, was committed Saturday night in the ; neighborhood of Samfordyce, the j terminus of the western branch of I the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexi co railroad. Some 300 head of cattle ; belonging to Ramon Vela and other ; ! ranchmen in that section were driven j ! off and it is believed were safely in Mexico before they were missed. ; Officers started in pursuit Mon- ! i day morning, but it is not believed ; ! the thieves were apprehended, as j ! rangers were ordered to the scene | ! yesterday morning. It is the opinion 1 of those whose cattle were stolen that it was the work of an old gang 1 of cattle thieves who once operated 1 in this section and that the gang I took advantage of the recent alleged ■ revolution scare to renew its opera tions. It is rumored that Hon. James ! B. Wells, who owns a ranch in that I locality, was a sufferer by the theft, j but, the rumor could not be crafirrn i ed. II The rattle vpre-»iaLp" .some timf I ; Saturday night, and as it was only a I short distance to the river, but little j time was required to cross them ; over. i As this is the first wholesale theft j of cattle that has occurred in the lower Rio Grande country in many years, the people residing in that section are naturally very much ex 1 cited. A rumor was current Monday , night that the Mexican rurales were ' close on the track of the thieves and I that a fight was imminent, but this rumor failed of confirmation this ] morning after the rangers had reach I ed the border. Α ΙΙ1ΛΙΛ IS l'ULLKII. j South Texas Man Says HmuII Was in Favor of Williams. Mr. Hock, a prominent citizen of ι Victoria, passed through the city ■ yesterday afternoon 011 the Trinity and Brazos Valley en route to Dal las. Mr. Hock came to Corsicana from Victoria Monday. He said the voters on the train out of Victoria were polled as to their preference t for governor and that they favored Williams by a majority of three to one. Coming from Corsicana to Wax ahachie yesterday afternoon there were seven voters in the chair car. Mr. Hock said a straw vote of this number showed six for Williams and one for Campbell. A prominent citi zen of Waxahachle vouchee for the correctness of this vote, as he was a member of the party. Mr. Hock said the indications were that Wil liams would carry Victoria county, "j i AN ENORMOUS WHALE. Strange Sight Is Witnessed by Hun dreds From Shore. Portland, Maine, July 22.—While 200 members of the summer colony at Ogunquit a shore resort, stood on the be^ch watching it, an enormous whale seventy feet In length thrash ed itself to death in the shallow water flats. It is believed the whale chased a school of fish Into the bay. Suddenly it struck the treacherous flats a hundred yards from the beach ; and ran high and dry. The tide was fast ebbing and the whale was un able to move. Card of Thanks. j I desire to express through your paper my thanks and appreciation to all those who so kindly assisted | us during my husband's last Illness. Everyone was ·» kind and good. | Sincerely. MRS. flUGUELBT, j July 21, 1908. ForrMto·. CHAIRMEN WED BY CARDER Only Democrats Are to Be Permitted to Vote in Democratic Primary. Dallas, Texas, July 22.—The fol lowing was last night Issued from state democratic headquarters with a request from Chairman Carden that the daily newspapers of the stato print it: Dallas. July 21.—To the Chair men of the County Democratic Com mittees of Texas: You are requested to instruct all presiding judges to use every reasonable effort to keep republicans and others not demo crats out of the democratic primaries July 25. Where there is any reason 1 able question as to a man's democ ' racy, presiding officers should chal ' lengo him and administer unto him the test under oath. It should not be " be held July 25 are interufriTsidlely arNi»,. alone for democrats and no person of any other political party should participate or be permitted to parti ' cipate if he attempts to do so. I Respectfully, GEORGE A. CARDEN, Chairman Democratic Executive Committee of iexas. J. C. M'NEALUS, Secretary. WILL WIN OR DIE III EFFORT Rebels Determined to Overthrow Ab solutist Regime ol the Sultan. Paris, July 22.—-The Temps today prints a dispatch from its correspon dent at Salonika, European Turkey, who reports the situation there a» most serious. Macedonia Is ripe tor revolution, he says, and the young Turks are well organized and deter mined to overthrow the absolutist regime or die in the attempt. A great majority of the Mussulman popula tion Is In sympathy with the revolu lionary movement and fully 90 per cent of the Turkish officers and func tionaries share the ideas of the young Turks. A NOVEL WAGER ON ELECTION. Two Men to Ik' Wheeled Around the· Square oil a Wheelbarrow. A novel wager was made in Wax ahachle Tuesday on the result of the» governor's race In Ellis county. Four citizens of the town are Involved and after the official count of the return· has been announced the two laser* will wheel the two winners around the public square on a wheelbarrow. If Campbell carries the county T. J. Stroud and gam Burns will be the passengers on this wheelbarrow ex cursion and William Stroud and Tom. Allen will furnish the motive pow er. This program will be reversed if the county goes for Williams. This little stunt will no doubt «tract a great deal of Interest. The public has a cordial invitation to witness the exhibition. Harvey Aids EsperanUst*. New York, July 22.—Colonel George Harvey, editor of the Harper publications, will take a leading part In the movement launched at the National Esperanto convention, now In session at Chautauqua, to secure the international convention for this country next year. Colonel Harvey Is very much interested In the propo und» of the new universal language and may attend the International congress at Dresden next month. ' '"· 4·*· Time to Plant Τ urnips v t The time is here now to plant your turnips. And as « usual we are prepared to serve you with the Cele- J brated Ferry's seeds A large variety of the best <eedsJ you can buy—ask us about themv > = t 1 Phones I Β UIMEOI i 3 $ J. 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We've two months or more of warm weather ahead, better treat your self to a new top piece and be c ο mf or table. Prices cut way down.