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lut WAXAHACHir Daily light.
VOLUME XVI. WAXAHACHEE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, .Μ I.Y 31, v,·^ HIS IN SEWER Ai ISJCALDED A Youth Gets into Hot Water Literally as Well as Figuratively. TOO MMJN COPPERS Officers Plunge in After Their Quarry but Quickly Scamper Out—He Tried to Cash Forged Check, Dallas, Texas, July 3t.—Following -a wild chase through back yards, al leys and side streets, during which a number of fences were hurdled and other obstructions overcome a young white bt>y, charged with passing a forged check for $15, was taken into custody by Mounted Officeife Riddle and Ryan. The young fellow was cap tured In a big storm sewer which runs through part of the city park, and in which he took refuge while attempting to escape from J. H. Da mon, a South Harwood street grocer, on whom the check is alleged to have t>een passed. While the young Tugltive, theoret ically speaking, got Into hot water in attempting to pass the check, he got into hot water in reality in attempt ing to make his escape. The water running through the storm sewer at the time he entered it was about -eight or ten inches deep and it was almost boiling hot. The two officer· when they reached the scene, at tempted to enter, but found the water was so hot that it was uncom fortable and gave up the task as a j bad job. The officers finally managed to get inside the sewer for a distance of about 50 feet and avoided getting into the boiling water. By this time it had evidently become so uncom fortable for the fugitive that he de cided tJ> surrender and came up to where the officers were and gave himself up. They escorted him to the new city jail and locked him up. Pallieras at Christiana. Christiana, July 31.—President Fallieres of prance, aboard the French warship Verite. arrived in Christiana today and was given an enthusiastic reception. He will at tend a gala court dinner tonight. A luncheon will be given at the French legation in honor of the king and queen of Norway tomorrow, which will be followed in the evening by a reception given to President Fallier es by the French colony of Christi ana. On Sunday, following an excur sion to Foxenkolie, the president will sail on the return trip to France. Bain Interferes with Trip. Mrs. Bama Adams, H. A. Adams,. S. J. Adams, W. P. Tomltnson and Dick Woods of Dallas, who were re turning home In an automobile from a fishing and hunting trip in South Texas, were caught in the rain storm a short distance south of the city Thursday night. They managed to reach town and spent the night at the Rogers hotel. They continued their journey home on the train Fri day morning and left their machine here until the roads are dry. Beware of Buttermilk. Mason City, la., July 31.—That buttermilk is capable of becoming as dangerous a beverage as cocktails was provefi here when a barrel of the former liquid exploded. A negro sitting on the barrel was hurled a dozen feet through the air by the for^e of the explosion, but escaped serious injury. on/, ί Let Us ThanR You τ Eor your patronage the past month, and in doing so ;♦ we want to say that duiing August we are going to i strive as hard 10 please you better than ever before. 1 if you are not an old customer of of ours join the τ band next month and see what you have missed. jT J-B.HINES I Fresh Honey from Uvalde ♦ : : * A shipment of nice, fresh Honey, comb and strained. Plenty of sweetness for everybody. I R.oy Connally Ô Co., f Sweet Potatoes Nice fresh Sweet Potatoes, by the peck or by the bushel. . . . Fresh Fruits and Cucumbers. P. P. SMITH Ô CO. "S" MOVE TO INSURE PEACE ON BORDER Mexico arid the United States Plan to Take a Joint Action. B[ NO MQRE SUBTERFUSE All Revolutionary Leaders Hereafter Will Be Regarded as Criminals. Two Republics to Adopt Drastic Measures. Washington, July 31.—Inability to extradite offenders for so-called political offenses but which in the opinion of the administration are really crimes that should be extra ditable, is proving a source of great irritation in the effort which the government of the United States is making to break revolutionary activ ity âlong the Mexican-Texas boun dary. This, coupled with the diffi culty in detecting and proving vio lations of the neutrality law, makes it difficult to convince the Mexican authorities of thu sincerity of the government of the United States in its expressed determination to pun ish the guilty and this notwithstand ing every possible bit of machinery at the disposition of the government is working to a common end. In his recent trip to Oyster Bay, Ambassa dor-Creel talked over the whole sub ject of the border trouble with Pres ident Roosevelt, who manifested a lively interest and who is determined to put an end to the mischief-mak-j ing as far as lies in the govern ment's power. The president favors, if necessary, the employment of spe cial counsel who may apply them selves to the question of neutrality violations by extradition, so that the law may be fully enforced. Officials say there is no reason why persons on this side of the border who fo ment revolutionary movements and cross into Mexico to engage in raids and other operations of a criminal character and then seek safety from j punishment in this country, should I have an exemption from prosecution ou the alleged ground that their acts are political. On the contrary, the of ficial view is that they should be ex tradited as felons. Both the United States and the Mexican governments, it was officially stated today, are ful ly aroused in this matter and that the former will take drastic steps to end the reported pernicious activity so far as it is possible. The reported presence of Mexican revolutionists near tho Texas border line and a subsequent fight with Mex ican troops brought Ambassador Creel to the state department yester day. The officials here believe that these revolutionists crossed the Tex as border line and their belief ap pears to be confirmed by ^dispatches which Mr. Creel received from his government, containing a warning of what was to happen, but not In time to stop it. The ambassador announc ed that his government had estab lished ' and garrisoned çleven posts along the border. NEGRO FILLS INTO DEEP WELL Cries lor Help Heard by Farmers Who Performed Rescue Ad. j A wild grape vine whose tendrils had grown downward in an old abandoned well near the Planters Oil mill probably saver a negro's life the other night. The well is located In a field south of the Katy crossing and a short distance east of the oil mill. The mouth of the well had been coered with brush and high weeds had grown up around it. While a ne gro was coming through the field to town he accidentally fell into the wtell feet foremost. Deputy Sheriff j Godfrey and Jim Fleming of Howard, who were on their way to town, heard the negro's cries for help, but it was an hour or more before they were able to locate the sound. In the meantime Policeman Beckham had been attracted to that part of town by the negro's wails. He joined in the search and they were Anally led to the well. Officer Beckham had a rope tied to his saddle and this was let down to the negro. When he had sc oured a firm hold on it he was drawn out by the three men. He explained that the water was about ten feet deep and that he managed to keep his head above the surface by grasp ing a small vine which had grown down the side of the well. He said ne had been in the well two or three hours and was beginning to think no one would ever come to his rescue. Votes Pouring In. At the Theatorium the voters are working energetically to elect their respective candidates in the "Most Popular Lady" contest. The standing of the candidates is as follows: Miss Portia Fearis 216a Miss Myrtle Maledon 2128 Miss Pearl Barksdale 1602 Miss Clara Sullivan 1518 Many of the voters have been holding out their tickets since the contest started, so as to cast them in great numbers. The contest closes tomorrow (Saturday) night and the winner of the beautiful cut-glass vase will be finally decided at 11 ρ m. 101 For Violating Pure Food Law. Dallas, July 31.—Warrants were issued from the city court yesterday for the arrest of several persons charged with violating the city pure food ordinance. Among the persons accused are several dealers in milk and meat. I'arty of Americans in Naples. Naples. July 31.—Nearly 200 Am erican pilgrims, under the leadership of John J. McGrane of Brooklyn, ar rived here yesterday from New York on board the steamer Carpathia. The party will proceed to Rome Saturday. Condition of Mills Improved. Corsicana. Texas, July 31.—-For mer United States Senator R. Q. Mills' condition has improved per ceptibly during the past few days and j yesterday be »a« able to be up and about h'.s ;:ome. Village Destroyed. Innesbruck. July 31.·—The village of Mehr les Baines has been des troyed by a landslide. Sixteen per sons are reported to have been kill ed. Stung to Death. Mansfield. O., July 31.—Laban Pollock died yesterday from the ef fects of being stung by bumblebees. He was about 71 years old. SUITS AGAINST LUMBER TRUST They Are to be Filed Simultaneously ^ in Four States. ί I Emporia, Kas., July 31.—In the ι district court here yesterday Attor ney General Jackson of the state ot Kansas, filed ouster, quo warranto and injunction suits against the Yellow Pine Association of St. Louis. At the same hour, it was stated, the attorneys general of Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma filed similar suits In their respective states in a concerted effort to break up what is alleged to be an illegal combine to raise the price of lumber to a figure said to be unreasonable and fictitious. Cran-Swea the Hair Remover and Complexion Beautifier Try the guaranteed if you have surplus hairs you wish to remove ffll DRUG Λ ORLY THE REST / THE BIG "Cash=In" Sale means the cashing in of our entire stock at the Most Remarkably Low Prices which were ever before in effect in this city. "Cash-In" Prices on Suits These consists of Suits of which there are not all sizes in any range of paterns, though all sizes are to be found in the lot. $12.50 Suits $ ι Γ».00 Suits $16.50 Suits $18.50 Suits $20.00 Suits $22.50 Suits $25.00 Suits $8.75 $».95 $11.25 912.75 $13.05 $15.25 $10.75 $12.50 Suits $15.00^ Suits $20.00 Suits $25.00 Suits $6.25 $7.50 $ 10.04» $12.50 FURNISHINGS ON SALE Matthews Bros. WHOLESALE THEFT OF HORSES! Important Arrest Made When Jack Williams Was Captured. An important arrest was made in ; Waxahachie Thursday morning when j Sheriff Forbes captured Jack Wll- ! liams. alias John Wilson, and landed him in jail on a charge of horse theft. Recent developments show that if Williams was not a member of a well organized band of horse thieves his operations extended over a wide territory. It is believed that he had a number of confederates who aided him in getting stolen stock out of the country. During the past few months several horses and mules have been stolen from Ellis county citizens and so far as known none of them have ever been recovered. When Williams returned to Waxa hachie Thursday mo ntng he made a mistake that landed him In the meshes of the law. He again sought out the wagon yard where he stop ped last spring when he passed through with Mr. Pringle's mare in his possession. He was driving a black mule to a buggy that was al most new and was leading a hand some bay Ally. Deputy Sheriff Hick man called at the wagon yard Fri day morning and made a careful in spection of the property. He identi fied the mule and buggy as having been stolen from Temple on the night of July 18. He had been furnished with a description of the mule and buggy by the constable at Temple. The marks and brands described on the card were found on the mule. The Temple officer was notified of the find and instructed to come and prove the property for the rightful owner. It is believed the filly be longs to a citizen of the Auburn cafnmunity, wjio lost a young animal on the night of July 2.4. Official Count. The officiai count of the vote of Ellis county, cast in the July 25th primary, will appear in tabulated form In the Dally Light tomorrow (Saturday). It will show the num ber of votes each candidate received at each of the boxes. Perhaps you have friends outside of Ellis county who would like to have a copy of Saturday's paper. Those who desire extra copies should file their orders for same at once so that we may know how many to print. Christian Workers Meet. Northfleld, Mass., July 31.—Cler gymen from north, south, east and west and from several foreign coun tries are hjere to address the annual conference of Christian Workers, founded by Evangelist Moody, which begins today. Lunatics to the Asylum. Constable McCalpin and Fred Mer edith took two negro lunatics to the asylum at Austin Friday. They were William Thomas and Nellie Jones REDUCE SIZE OF LEEISLATUHE Brownwood Legislator Would Also Decrease Number of Meetings. C. H. Jenkins, representative from Brown and Coleman counties, will introduce a bill when the thirty-first legislature meets that will make the state "sit up and take notice." The bill will call for a constitutional amendment making sweeping chang es in the legislative branches of th· state government. The most salient clase, of the bill are: That the legislature shall meet regularly but once In four years. That the governor shall call extra session, when occasion demands. That there shall be but 64 repre sentatives instead of i36 and IK senators Instead of 31. That each member of the legisla ture shall receive a salary of $600 per year. That in event a bill passes one branch of the legislature and the other branch fails to concur within ten days, the speaker of the house shall call for a Joint session and make the bill the order of the day until disposed of, each member of the legislature, senator and represen tative, shall have an equal vote. .Mr. Jenkins' bill will apportion the representation by having four repre sentatives to each congressional dis trict and one senator to each district. But in order that the representation should be equally divided the bill provides that no county shall be divi ded. For Instance In this district San Antonio would probably, according to population, be entitled to more than one representative, tut only one could be elected from Bexar county. This would give each section of each district representation. Mr. Jenkins says that once in four years is as often as it is necessary for the legislature to meet. The bill ■will also contain a clause legthenlng the term of office of the legislature to four years Instead of two years. The bill will no doubt cause more comment than any measure that has been Introduced since some ot th» famous Hogg amendments and Mr. Jenkins thinks that the measure will have to be fought out before the peo ple before it will finally pass. With the great number of members in the legislature there will be many who will not vote to reduce the size of the body and thereby deprive many of them of the offices. But Mr. Jen kins has faith in the ultimate suc cess of the amendment and will make his opening fight when the 31st legis lature convenes.—Brownsville Bulle tin. Lightning Strikes Residence. During a rain storm late Friday afternoon the residence of C. L. Calvin, on Vlckery street, was struck by lightning. The building was set on fire hut the damage was of slight consequence. The lire depart ment was called out and made th· run through a hard rain.