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VOLUME XVI. WAXAHACHIE, TEXAS, Tlll'RSDAV, JIM 3:1. lf»os. M OFFICERS TIL CUTTLE THIEVES Thieving Gang Has Not Yei Succeeded in Crossing the Border. BI9 BUTTLE IS EXPECTED The Outlaws Known to Be Danger ous Men and Are Not Likely to Tamely Surrender Their Booty. Kingsville, Texas, July 2 3.—In ïormation received here from Sam fordyce is to the effect that the Mex ican cattle thieves who drove off a big bunch of cattle from that section Saturday night had not yet crossed the Rio Grande and that there was a chance for the officers now in pur suit to overtake them before they get into Mexico. Among those whose cattle were stolen were Hon. James B. Wells, lost ninety-three beeves, Ramon Vela lost thirty-eight beeves and twelve mules and a rachman adjoining the Vela ranch had forty-two head of •cattle driven off. It is reported that several smaller bunches were picked ' up along the route and that in all about 300 head were stoleu. Prom Samfordyce the thieves went due north and it is supposed they intended crossing the river above Roma, away from the railroad and where only a few river guards are maintained by either govern ment. The country in that section is very rough and wild and furnishes an ideal retreat for desperadoes and cattle thieves. Deputy Sheriff Guerra. who cap- j tured Cabrera, the slayer of Judge ι Stanley Welch, accidentally ran onto the thieves Sunday morning and got close enough to recognize who the men are. They are all well known Mexican desperadoes. The thieves had Deputy Guerra covered before he knew it and to save his life he had to beat a hasty retreat. Two ran gers from Captain Ross' company and three or four deputies are now in pursuit of the^ thieves and if they are overtaken there will no doubt be a big fight, as the thieves are known j to be desperate men. A Pleasant Affair. j An informal social affair was giv- j en by Miss Winnifred Harrison at j Edgefield, the home of her parents j near Sterrett, in honor of her guests, j Miss Edna Sanguinett of Fort Worth : and Miss Marie Kemble of AVaxaha chie, Tuesday night. Ice cold melons l and Ice cream were served. Quite a ; number of guests from the city were! present. It was a pleasant occasion and all present were profuse with j their thanks to the young hostess for | the charming entertainment provided j by her. Church Interior Renovated. The whole of the interior of the ; Main Street Christian church has | been thoroughly renovated this j week. In addition to other improve- j ments a new platform for the choir , lias been installed. Some material Improvements have ! been made on the parsonage since j the coming of Pastor Boen. The in- j terlor was overhauled and a new ι coat of paint applied to the exterior, j A new yard fence was also construct ed. Child Falls anil Fractures Skull Carl, the 7-year-old son of George Hamlin of Palmer, fell from a barn loft and fractured his skull. He Is in a precarious condition. BRACE BANDITS LEAVE RED TRAIL The Streets oi a Boston Suburb Are Strewn With Dead and Dying. REFUGE IN CEMETERY After Shooting Eleven Persons Des peradoes Are Surrounded and Driven to Bay in Graveyard. Looked Like Italians. Boston, July 23.—Eleven persons were shot last night, one of them dying later, and two being fatally wounded by two desperadoes, who on being pursued by policemen and a crowd of citizens, fled two miles through a thickly settled district of Jamaica Plains, firing madly right and left and disappearing in the woods near Franklin park. The men are believed to have been two of the gang of three who robbed a sa loon in Jamaica Plains Tuesday night after shooting and killing one man and wounding two others. The dead man is Herbert E. Knox, night watchman at the Forest Hill ceme tery. Mrs. Delia Fallon is one of the most seriously injured of last night's victims. She was standing in front of her home with lier baby in her aims when the two men, pursued by a crowd, came down the street. As they passed her, one of them fired and the bullet entered her head be hind her right ear. She was removed to the city hospital ir. a critical con dition Edward McMahon, a Dorchester patrolman, received a bullet in the fto'Ji.ich and both he and Mrs. Fal lon are expected to ri»e. It is believed that the deperadoes lay concealed in Cavalry ceme tery yesterday while the police were hunting them on account of Tuesday night's holdup and robbery. Being driven from their hiding place by hunger and fearing that they would be surrounded by the police, who were searching the neighborhood, the two men appeared on Charles street in Jamaica Plains at about dusk and proceeded to shoot up the town. They looked like Italians and were roughly dressed. Some citizens who had been as sisting in the hunt for the robbers saw the men and tried to intercept them, whereupon the two began run ning and with a revolver in each hand, fled alon? Charles, South, Lee and K(jyes street*, f r ng at every person in their path. Mrs. Fallon was the first mark of the murderous weapons. Officer Ihfrlls was shot next and then Mes&ie. Aioore, Flynn, McGinn, Nolan and Fleming and Offi cer Cox vere sho'.. during the fight of t"o° men to Franklin park. At 11 o'clock the chase had pass ed beyond the pa.k sculhwa'd. A re port was received that the party had been seen near the corner of Mor ton and Canterbury streets and a squad of police was hurried there In The police surrounded Forest Hill cemetery after learning that the fu gitives liai! escaped lrom Franklin park. Threu hundred officers under the direction of Superintendent Pearce were strung around the out side of the cemetery while a hundred more aided by calcium searchlights furnished by the fire départe.ent ex plored the Interior. The officers were confident that they had the men sur rounded there. A PRETTY CHURCH WEDDING. Mr'. W. A. McDartd and Miss Alice Gibson United in Marriage. A pretty marriage was consumma ted at 7 o'clock Wednesday evening at the handsome structure of the Central Presbyterian church, when Rev. G. H. Hogan, pastor of the church, in his usual Impressive man ner, united the lives of Miss Alice Gibson and Mr. William A. McDavld of Lancaster. Individuality and slmpllcty were the keynotes of the pleasing feature· of this wedding and of all Its prelim inaries. Prior to the ceremony, a. number of Miss Alice's friends, who had been informally invited before hand. assembled ?.t the church to- I gether with the immediate relatives j of the contracting parties, where j simple, but effective decorations of ! ferns, palms and lillies, grouped j about the altar, made a beautiful background for the wedding party There were no bridesmaids or j groomsmen, but ushers, the four ' young men being Mr. Albert McDa- ; vid of I<ancaster, brother to the groom; Mr. Karl Gibson, brother to j the bride; Mr. Robert Belvln of Aus tin and Mr. Will A. Gibson, cousins ! to the bride, representing both sides | of tU<· house. Mies Bessie Ryan presided at the j pipe organ, and Mendhlesson's wed-' ding march was used for both the processional and the ressional. Be- ι fore the strains of the wedding march, announcing the approach of ! the nuptial participants to the altar. Miss Mary Alice Sims of Der.ton, a former Trinity University school- . mate of Miss Gibson's, sang the ! sweet, quaint strains of that beloved old Scotch ballad, "Annie Laurie.'' ι The bride, who is a pretty blonde, ! wore for her wedding frock, a charm ing. three-piece suit of. "old blue" | silk, with trimmings of silk braid and bands of hand embroidered lace I in blue, a most becoming "direc toire" hat, and other accessories, i harmonizing and carrying out, into dainty effect, the color of the gown. ! The groom and ushers wore the conventional black. Miss Gibson is the only daughter of Col. and Mrs. C. R. Gibson, an old and valued family, and has lived in th» city for a number of years. . Her intellectual attainments and ac complishments. as well as her pleas ingness of face and form, but most of all, her character and individuali ty, have won for her a large number of friends, and she will be missed In her home and by her friends who I count Waxahachie's loss Lancaster's I gain. ! Mr. McDavld comes of an old and 1 highly respected family of Lancaster. ! He is a young man. possessing man j llnese and splendid business qualifi j cations, and is one of the foremost ! young business men of his town. A ihost of friends join in wishing Mr. ι and Mrs. McDavld a long and happy j life. Many beautiful wedding pres J ents testify as to the popularity of I this young couple, who departed on j the evening Katy train amid a I shower of rice and good wishes for j their home in Lancaster, where the , bride formerly taught. Five hundred . invitations were sent to out-of-town : friends and relatives. Enthusiastic Voters Are working energetically for j their respective candidates in the I voting contest at the Theatorium. ! j The standing of the candidates up , j until this morning is as follows: ! Miss Myrtle Maledon 942 ! 'Miss Estelle Dunlap 886 j Miss Portia Fearis 853 ; Miss Gertruae Beachum 769; j Miss Eva Schmitt 730 Miss Clara Sullivan 643 Miss Pearl Barksdale 621 Some of the names previously published have retired from the race In favor of candidates above men tioned. 94 ' Read the Advertisement·. REVERSE UNDIS ! KILLS BIG EH Appellate Court Grants Stand ard Oil New Trial in Fa mous Case. CENSURES TRIAL JUDGE ■ Government Forces. Undismayed by Setback, Will Not Drop Fight on the Gigantic Petroleum Trust. The Fine Dwindles. Chicago, July 23.—Although the United States circuit court of ap peals reversed and remanded the case of the government against the Stan dard Oil company of Indiana, in which Judge Landis in the district court had imposed a fine of $29,2 40, 000, the government force* will con tinue the legal battle. The governme-rc Has thirty days in which to file a petition for a rehear ing and it will be filed within the al lotted time. Judge Grosscup's opinion leaves little of the contention that each car li ad at the 6-cent rate constituted a separate offense. Even the shipments of which there were about 500, could not be so considered under the rul ing of the court. The fine should have been based on settlements between the railroad and the oil company. Of these there were just thirty-five. The maximum fine on this basis would amount to but $720,000 and the minimum $36,000. in the event a rehearing is denied the government may go to trial on the original indictment containing ι 1,4β2 counts, an action which Dis trict Attorney Sims could be ready to take within two weeks, or upon any one of seven other indictments containing 4,422 counts. As a vast amount of work has been done on the case just decided, It. is unlikely that an entirely new case will be in stituted. The record of the present case contains over 1,500,000 words and is estimated to have cost the gov ernment $200,000. Another move whicli may be made by the federal authorities is to trans fer the prosecution from this juris diction either to the Western New York district or the Eastern Tennes see district. In these two districts the government's investigation led to in dictments containing about 2,000 counts against the Standard Oil com pany. ' [ Segvo ('harmed With Adultery Is I la rely Captured. One day this week a complaint was filed with Justice Youngblood at En nis against a negro charging him with adultery. It was learned ttat he would probably leave town on a northbound train, and Constable Wilson went to the train, but the ne gro failed to show up. The constable remained on the train, and just as it was leaving the yards in the north end the negro swung on to the train. Constable Wilson took him in cus tody. BITTEN BY" MAD PUPPY. Little Girl Taken to Pasteur Insti tute for Treatment. Mrs. Ε wing of Kaufman passed through Ennis Wednesday en route to Austin to place her little daughter In the Pasteur Institute. The child was bitten last Friday by a puppy that showed symptoms of hydropho bia. The dog's head was sent to the institute and the authorities sent word to have the child brought there at once. She was bitten on one of her fingers. Institute of Banking. i Providence, R. I., July 23.—With an address of welcome by Patrick J. McCarthy, mayor of Providence, the sixth annual convention of the Am erican Institute of Banking opens here today. The organization was formerly composed of youngsters who are Just beginning to scale the financial heights. Other apwkOT OB today's program are Professor J. C. Meneghan, former chief of the divis ion ot consular reporta la the de partment of commerce and labor. THE LONGEST BALLOT EVER USED Interesting Facts About the Ballot lor Primary Election Saturday. The longest ballot ever used in any election in Texas, either primary or final, and very probably the long est ever used in any election in the world, is that which will be handed out to the democratic voters of Texas at the primary election of next Sat urday, July 25, at the close of a cam paign which has several unique fea tures. and In which must Interest lias been manifested. There are at the present time 506. 151 qualified voters in Texas, figur ed upon the basis of poll tax pay ments, and it is probable that about 325,000 of these will vote in the democratic primary election. It seems likely that the counting of the vote will proceed slowly. It may be Mon day or Tuesday before the result In some of the contests for state offices is known. Returne from the county w'll be received at this office Satur day, but on account of the length of the ticket it Is doubtful if the count Is completed in the larger boxes be fore Monday. In this primary election four of the candidates for state offices—treasur er, commissioner of agriculture, one of the judges of the court of crimin al appeals and a judge of the su preme court—are without opositlon. For the other eight state offices to be filled by popular vote there are nine teen candidates, five of them stand ins "for a single office, that of con troller. Eleven judges of the courts of civil appeals are to be elected, and for these places there are fourteen candidates; the only contests are for one place in the sixth district, for which there are two candidates. Also upon the state ticket portion of the ballot there are the proposi tions for and against the submission of a institutional amendment for state-wide prohibition, and the prop osition· lor tutd βββίΜ*. option. In eight of the congressional (fietrlct* the presnt encumbents are Sheppard, Russell, Hardy, Gregg, Burgess. Bur leson, Stephens and Slayden without opposition. In the other eight dis tricts, Cooper, Randell, Beall, Moore. Henry, Garner and Smith each have an opponent, and Gillespie has two opponents. For the 149 legislative places to be filled this year there are about 300 candidates. Interest In the campaign centers chiefly In the contests for governor, (or attorney general, and on the pro hibition propositions, and also in some of the legislative contests, prin cipally because of these proposltons. The total vote to be cast for gover nor In the approaching primary, as already Indicated in the foregoing, probably will be considerably larger than that of 1906, at which time 284,106 votes were cast for the four candiates for governor, divided as follows: Campbell, 90,345; Bell, 65, 168; Colquitt, 68,529; Brooks, 70, 064. Bunkers In Ilulutli. Duluth, Minn., July 23.—Duluth today gave a cordial welcome to the bankers of Minnesota, who gathered here in annual state conven tion. Leading bankers declare that financial conditions in the northwest have shown great improvement in the last few month* and that all ver tices of the money stringency are well aight dissipated. I I First Celery of Season | -♦ t This morning we received a shipment of Celery—the first of the season. . . . Better phone us right now if you want some. ... ... ♦ Phones i : : w ! t 3 J. B.HINES ι ♦ $ Economy Fruit Jars f SELF SEALING : X No rubber rings, gold licquered caps, wide mouth, air X tight, sanitary, no taint, no mould X Keeps Tomatoes, Peas, Beans, Corn and Meats as well as Fruits and Jellies. Directions in every box, explains how to use and seal. Try a dozen and you will use no other. R.oy Connally 6 Co., Lots of Chickens and Eggs Plenty of Tabl· and Cooking Butter Plenty of everything in the Grocery line Phone us your orders E,. C. LUMLEY, Both Phones 31 Opposite P. O. Fresh Shipment of Cakes Just received a shipment of Cakes in bulk and packs from Brown Cracker and Candy I Company. We have all kinds. ο**"" P. P. SMITH β CQ. Τ 0 Toilet Soaps You can not find a more complete line of Toilet Soaps than ours. We have any kind you can think of. Our Perfume Soaps can not be beat. ir κ «ι OILY THE BEST STRAW HATS Why wear the old Straw when vou can get a new one at sucn reduction prices? Or perhaps you have not indulged in a new Straw Bonnet. 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 wav down.