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Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation that may ap pear in the columns of the Daily Liyht will be gladly corrected upon it being brought to the attention of the manage ment. The Enterprise Publishing Company is in no wise responsible fordebts that may be contracted by employes, nor will we assume payment of such debts under an^ circuni8tanc.es. Every employe of this office is paid promptly for work done. This is to protect ourselves and the selling public—ENTERPRISE PUB LISHING COMPANY. Per G. W. Mc Knight, Manager. W. A.OWNBY City Editor. (Residence Phone, Bell No. ONK OF THE MOST DASTARDLY OF CRIMES. Some offenses are punished too severely and other offenses are not punished severely enough. Whatever the lawmakers may say or believe about It. a felony is a felony and a misdemeanor is a misdemeanor In the nature of things, and no arbi trary classilication can do away with the natural distinction in the public mind. There are Some things that can be done by legislation and some things that can not be done. A law providing an excessive penalty will not be fairly enforced, while an act prescribing an inadequate punish ment will not deter anybody from the commission of crime. There is a material difference in offenses malum prohibitum and offenses malum in se. It is a difference that must be re garded, whether statesmen prefer to regard it or not, says the Dallas News. Some years ago a miserable black mailer In one of the large cities was fined 110 for making threats as a means of extorting money from a relative. He left the court house and hunted down the relative who had made known his threats and shot him dead. It le the rule with criminals who make such threats, through the mail or otherwise, to wreak venge ance upon any victim who may ex pose them and bring them to jus tice. A man was arrested in New York recently on the charge of writ ing a threating letter to his mother, demanding $5,000 on pain of having her head blown off in case of refusal. He came of a well known, once high ly aristocratic family in Manhattan, and the arrest aroused great inter est. His wife declared that her hus band had written the letter only as a joke, but the case appeared to war rant his detention, and he was later sent to an Institution for examination as to his sanity. It was not a matter of fun for the recipient of the de mand for money coupled with a dire u?l threat of assassination. The would-be robber should go to one of two places—to either the asylum or to the penitentiary. Attention is called to another case! in which a man convicted of crime threatened the life of the judge who sentenced him. He was released after his fine, and proceeded to murder the judge. This is one offense which, as the News believes, is not punished with sufficient severity. One reason why it should go In the case with the graver felonies is that It is cowardly, dae tprdly and easily committed. A mali cious person can easily destroy the peace of an other person almost at will by attacking the .alter through the j tails 01 otherwise with threats of violence, either expressed or im plied. *It is unfortunate when any body yields to or complies with the demands or conditions imposed, when any person thus threatened fails to follow up the offense vigorously and thus tender a courageous vigorous exposure and prosecution, the pun ishment for this dastardly offense should be increased at least enough to save the person threatened from the violence of the criminal who has threatened him. The Wills Point Chronicle says: "The defeat of Col. W. G. Sterett for congress from the Dallas district will be a source of regret to many people outside of that district. No man in Texas has done more for the farmers and no man has accomplish ed more for Dallas and Dallas coun ty than Col. Sterett and the ingrati tude shown him is but another evi dence of the perversity of human nature and the treachry of politics." Bill's a good fellow all right, and we all love him. He has done much for Texas, and his work for Dallas has borne good fruit, but ail this was ac complished through the agency of the newspaper, and not politics. Jack Beall, as congressman for this dis trict, has done all that any one could reasonably expect, and the future gives promise of even greater results from his tireless efforts in the inter est of his district. Each of these es teemed gentlemen have been tried j in special spheres and "made good." Each in his particular station is a wheel horse for a grander Texas, but what would the outcome be if they traded places? Letting well enough alone is a good rule to follow and this rule Influenced the democratic voters in the district. God has spec ially equipped Bill Sterett for one of life's grandest opportunities—the newspaper field, and Jack Beall has been cast in the mould of a pure statesman. Democracy loves them both for the good they can do in their particular ways. Discussing the "black plague" the Fort Worth Record says: "There are good negroes and bad negroes now as always, but the good negroes are beginning to become more influential among their own Kind, and the bad negroes, as a result of the improv ing racial tendency, are becoming more and more the outcasts of their own race. There is still a disposition among the negroes to protect their own kind even in midemeanor and crime, but the disposition is less ac tive as negro leaders realize racial responsibility, and if white men will patiently and patriotically lend as sistance to wise and earnest negroe leaders they can together, sooner or later, bring to pass a condition of negro sentiment akin to the condi tion of white sentiment, which rec ognizes the obligation upon every race to purge itself of those that de base and degrade it. There can be no relaxation of the inexorable attitude toward the negroes who commit these unspeakable crimes, and the negroes do themselves a credit when they come out on the side of virtue and propriety against the beasts of their own race. But this inexorable atti tude is not inconsistent with, but on the contrary is highly consistent with an attitude of tolerance and kindly cooperation between white people and negroe leaders who are faithfully en deavoring to establish higher stand ards of morality and social beha vior." Tom Campbell has been renomina ted to succeed himself as governor of Texas and the usual democratic vote will confirm his nomination at the November election. A man that has the confidence of a majority of Texas democrats, whether that majority is large or small, must be worthy and deserving of the support of all.— Waxahachie Light. Mark it, you make no exception to this rule, therefore your democratic readers will expect you to adhere to it In all of your references to Texas high offi cials.— Ferris Wheel. No, we make no exception to the rule. Democracy is democracy, whether if applies to constable or governor, United States senator of attorney general of the state, and we have never yet failed to vote the ticket straight. Our ex ample in all things may not come up to the highest notch, but when it comes to democracy—well, Frank, ! you can safely follow our lead to the benefit of your readers. Let your friendship be a message of cbeer from heart to heart that will keep alive the love and confi dence of your friends. Let it be as the gentle breezes sweeping across gardens of pure violets; sympathetic with the sore-hearted; joyful with the happy, tenderly considerate with children and old people. We love a man who perceives the weakness of his friends, not for the purpose of calling attention to them, but in quiet and unassuming ways to assist him in overcoming them. We love a j man who assists his friends in their worthy abbitions, and when the triais I and vicissitudes of the world seem ] about to overcome them lend them ι his encouragement and revive their I drooping spirits to again take up '■ the battle with renewed vigor. In j fart we love a man who loves his ' friends, regardless of those faults | which all humanity is heir to.— ! Teague Tribune. Our esteemed neighbor, the Fer-; ris Wheel, extends this bit of sym pathy: "The Wheel hopes Editor Mc Knight of the Waxahachie Enterprise will pull through after such a large bait of crow, having plenty of Waxa hachie mineral water to drink." Waxahachie mineral water will aid in the digestion of "crow," is a posi tive cure for "politicus dingbatlcus," ! removes corns, Americanizes foreign ers and makes the republican party 1 look like thirty cents. It will do any thing except pacify the people as to the outrages perpetrated on Texas by the thirtieth legislature in the name of "legislation" and make "boot-lick ers" of native born Texans. Waxaha chie mineral water will do so much and with such extreme cases that we feel sure It would greatly help Bro. Ezzell. Come down, Frank. We have digested our crow and want to see; your distresses relieved. Very impressive evidence of the ex- I tent of the industrial depression un der this Roosevelt administration is to be found in the immigration sta tistics since last November, says the Fort Worth Telegram. In the year 1907 the number of immigrarita ar-I riving in this country was the big- j gest on record, being 1,334,166. The' total for the first six months of 1907 , reached 743,356, while the total for; the fifst six months of 1908 fell off i to 192,656. Not only has there been this enormus falling off in immi grants, but the aliens who have re turned to Europe from lack of em ployment largely exceeds the ar rivals. Labor has become an export as well as an import, with the former greatly exceeding the latter. Says the Ferris Wheel: "The third term precedent established by George Washington and perpetuated by all of our greatest statesmen at a sac rifice of self-interest, down to and including President Roosevelt, was run over rough shod by the Texas voters Saturday." The third term precedent is not the only thing that received a jolt at the hands of Texas democracy in the recent primary. By their ballots the people have con | demned the efforts of politicians and j their organs to destroy the character and usefulness of those opposed by them through the agency of mali cious slander. Frank, my boy. there is a good lesson in the recent prima ry, and we hope you will benefit by it. The New York Press (Rep.) ad mits that Mr. Bryan has acquired an advantage over Mr. Taft in "being first in the field with a genuine pub licity program" and says: "An ounce of publicity before election is worth a ton of publicity after the votes are cast, and the republican party can not afford to go into this fight with the democracy's national campaign ' fund open to public scrutiny while ; the money contributed to the rraft ; cause is kept secret until after elec tion. With the Chicago platform si-, !snt on this subject the Taft canvass would labor under a handicap If its managers failed to take the voters quite as fully into their confidence | as the democrats will." A member of the Georgia legisla ture has introduced the following , bill: "If any woman, whether maid or widow, shall betray into matri mony any unsuspecting male subject of the state by scents, paints, pow- ι der or perfume, cosmetics, waters, artifical teeth, false hair, iron stays, corsets, pads or padding, hoops or j high-heeled shoes, V-cut waists, lace variegated, drop-stitched or rainbow j hosiery, or by any other deceitful means or artful practices, the mar- ; riage, upon conviction, shall be null and void." It is an evident fact that j other states besides Texas are afflic ted with "chronicus damphlus" leg- . islators. ! Followed Copy. Father it" Utile son returning from horseback ridei (Jot a fall, did you? \ Well. I hope you didn't cry like a baby. | Sou—No. dad. I didn't cry. 1 just said ) one word—tin· same as you'd have said j —Punch. Another Authority. Mr. Howe 1 suppose you have j ■tudled all the authorities on social and ; economic questions? Mr. Wise—Not · quite all. My daughter's graduation es· | say is not out yet.—I.ife. A Paradox. "Since Footllght Inherited a fortune hç Is a paradox." '"What"» the auawer?" "He k both the rte heat and pooreat actor oa the atafe." THEY WENT TO CHURCH. | A Bit of Strategy That Wwi For tth· ^ Minister. "When Bishop Wiluier was rector of , the little Protestant Episcopal church ; at Upperville, Va.," said a Virginia | minister, "lie was much worried by the I nonattendance at service on Sundays of the majority of the young men of the community. On Inquiry he fourni that instead ol going to church they were in the habit of playing marbles for stakes. Marbles in those days, it must be remembered, was a much more serious game than it is now. or cupying much the same position in the realm of sports as do billiards and pool In these days. "Bishop Wllraer, then a "parson" not well known, determined to ftreak up ι this practice, lie himself had bi en an expert marble player In Ills boylioo I Accordingly one Saturday he came across a number of the young men en gaged in a game. The good bishop asked several questions and finally challenged the lot to play him for 'keeps ' They readily consented. "Much to their astonishment, the I young minister won steadily, and soon they had to go to the stores to replen ish their stock. Toward the close of the afternoon Mr. Wlimer had won every marble In the town of tfpper vllle. Putting his winnings in a bag. he remarked as he walked away. "Now. gentlemen, since you can't play mar bles tomorrow I hope to see you all at church.' And he did "--New York Tribune. THE IVORY HUNTER. Trouble· Begin When He Has to Get Ivory Out of the Jungle. First catch jour ivory, tlien net II home—If you can. A man's troubles have barely begun when the tusk* of the fallen monsters are «.-bopped out. wrapped in sacking and taken tyuck to camp. Each weighs 50 or even l(Ki pounds. I have seen specimens that are on record as tipping the scales nt 250 pounds. Suppose I have gqt to- ] gether $100,000 worth of fine Ivory. I ) em perhaps a thousand miles from j anywhere with this load of 50.000 or 60.000 pounds. There are no railroads, no wheeled vehicles, even no draft ani mals. The stuff must be carried across the wilds of Africa on the backs of na tive porters, who think nothing of drop ping their loads and deserting If the fancy happens to seize them. The worst of the hunting Is nothing to what such a homeward march inuy mean. I have had my men shot down by hostile tribes from ambush with poisoned arrows. I have seen them dit In agony from the bites of noxious In- , sects. I have !>een attacked by bands ι of Dinkas. who knew the value of j Ivory as well as 1 did and who tried to ι help themselves to mine.—Every body's j Magazine. The Too Fat. Fat liens, being wretched layers, an j always sold off by farmers. The early Romans banished all use I less persons. Including the fat in this ! category. Ovid. In his "Art of Love," says. "Keep ever slender and supple, for tin fat have no success with women." The Gentoo tribe enter their houses by a hole in the roof of a certain pre scribed size, and they who grow too bulky to enter by this hole are slain ;is | useless and lazy. In England It was once the law to | put the fat to death—"All dronklttis | fatt gluttonis and consumers of vitulli* ; more nor was necessary to the susten ! tation of men. were tane. and first com j mandlt to swelly their fouth of guhai j drink they pleatlt. and incontlneut talrafter was drounlt to ane fresdn· rerer."—New Orleans Time·-Democrat Spinach Omelet. Make a puree of aptnacb in the usual way -that Is to say, after baring boiled It till tender chop It very fine and rub It through a coarse wire alere. season with tall and pepper, atlr over the fin aud add two ounces of butter and a little cream. Take two tableapoonfuls of tbe aptnacb and atlr It into four eggs which bare been previously beat en, yokes and whites separately. Add a little piece of aballot wblcb has been rubbed tbrougb the aleve, and salt and pepper to taste. When thoroughly mixed put tbe whole Into an omelet pan with two ounces of butter and fry a pale brown. Serve very hot.—By stander. History of Smallpox. Smallpox appears lu bave been first described by Rhazes, an Arabian phy sician living about 000 A. D. It was Introduced Into southern Europe In the time of tbe ( rusades und slowly spread into the mure northern regions. In 1517 It was carried from Spain to San to Domingo and thence to J^exlco. where It Is salil to have swept off 3,500.000 of the natives. It spread rap Idly all over the new world, and whole Tillages and even tribes of Indians were carried off bv It. Easior. "That house 1 have taken from you." said the dissatisfied tenant, "Is horri bly drafty. When I am sitting In the middle of the room my hair blows all over my head. Can't you do some thing to the windows?" "Don't you think, sir," replied the bouse agent suavely. "It would be easier and cheaper for you to get your hair cut?"—London Telegraph. Useless Worry. It frequently happens thât a woman worries a great deal over the question of calling on another woman who does not care In the leeet whether she calls or not—Chicago Record-Herald. Tolly il nerer long pleased with It self.—German Proverb. MULES WANTED I will be in Waxihachie from July 28 to August 4 to buy Mules from 4 to 10 years old, weighing from 1100 pounds and up. Must be sound and well broke. Those having Large Mules bring them to the Alliance Wagon Yard. I will pay the highest cash price for same. . . . C. 0. R0MIN6ER Of Ft. Worth Are Your Kidneys Well? Bright's Disease, Diabetes, Rheu matism, Gout, Gravel Dropsy, Infla mation of the Bladder, Bad Blood and Nervous Troubles caused by sick Kidneys. Hood & Curlin, the well known druggists of Waxahachie, know by experience that HINDIPO will cure till forms of Kidney and Nervous Troubles, and will guarantee it in all cases.· Can't you afford to try it at their risk? It costs you nothing if it don't do the work. Sent by mail to any address, pre paid, on receipt of 50 cents. Six box es, $2.50, under a positive guaran tee. ftf Notice. Dog lax is oue and payable on or before August 1 at the city assessor and collector's office at the city ball. CHARLES KENNEDY, 101 Assessor and Collector. Coal ! Coal ! Coal ! Advances August 1st—at the mines. If you wish to contract now phone or see me. D. H. Thompson. 101 Buy your floor oil from F. S. Cronk Co., and keep down the dust. EitWIN & COOK GENERAL CONTRACTORS AM) BUILDERS.—-HOUSE PLANS A SPECIALTY. Manufacturers or planing mill product· of «11 kinds. A few days more only for reduced pice· or» house screens. Offlce at mill on South Monroe street, near Katy freight depot. S. W. Phone 490. WAXAHACHIE PLANING MILL CO S. J. Rrwln, Mgr. Fans! Fans! Fans! I Get you a fan and keep cool. I We have plenty of both Ceiling and Desk Fans in stock, t ♦ Phone us and we will do the rest. & Ο V jWaxahachie Electric 4 Gas : ♦ COMPANY t itHMMMMtf' HMMMIMMMIMMMtlMf*»»»»!! Of AU the Many Reasons for the popularity of "Town TalK" Flour the greatest and the best is because it's good. Sold by first class grocers. Modern Milling Ô M'f'g Co. Straw Hat Sale We will close out our entire stock of Straw Hats at One-Halt Price East Side Square. CALVIN BROS No other Section is so glo riously-deijhtfttf oraffords suck numerous andvariM at tractions.· with great 1 elements as COOLr II tractions.-wu It's β grand kaleidoscopic* wonder filled with Beauh rul Mountain-eiens. RivuleU Cascades. Lakes and Vistas of Everlasting Snow, aff ording numerous Modern hotel s.Boardmg Houses and Ranch-Resorts with exce llent accomodations at prices within the re «en of all. - includingthw with but modest pur ses. The suggestion to'Oo'is unnecessary to the tho usands who have been: but is urged upon others tin their own behalf. ■Illustrated booklets are 'Γ free andPIhe Denver Road* (The Highland ffighwayjTs Shortest. Quickest, and aff ords NewtvEouiped Double Daily Thru Trains with Dining and Caf· Cars and Palace Sleepers. The Great Colorado Chau tauqua. at Boulder, opens Juljr 4·*·, for a six weeks Musical and Intellectual Feast.