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VOLUME XVI. WAXAHACHIE, TEXAS, FRIDAV, AUGUST T, 1»08. CULBERSON HEADS THE COMMITTEE Texas Senator Named to Succeed Ex-Governor Francis ol Missouri. OTHER PLUM FILLED Wetmore Made Chairman ol Finance Committee and Atwood ol the Speakers Commtttee—Are Ready lor Campaign. Buffalo, Ν. Y., Aug T.—Chair man Norman E. Mack of the demo cratic national committee announ ced last night before his departure for Chicago the appointment of a finance committee for the national committee, with Moses P. Wetmore of Missouri as chairman and John Osborne of Wyoming as vice chair man, and a speakers' committee with John H. Atwood of Kansas es chairman and Champ Clark of Mis souri as vice chairman. The finance committee Is made up of twenty nine members and the speakers' committee is composed of twenty seven members. Announcement was also made by Chairman Mack that Senator C. A. Culberson of Texas had been ap pointed to succeed D. R. Francis of Missouri as chairman of the adviso ry committee. The committees appointed yester day by Chairman Mack are as fol lows: Finance—M. P. Wetmore, Mis souri, chairman; Joe Osborne, Wy omlng, vice chairman: C. N. Has kell, Oklahoma, treasurer; W. A Clark, Montana: Tom L. Johnson. Ohio; Lewis Nixon, New York: Alva Adams, Colorado; D. J. Campau, Michigan; Francis G. Newlands, Ne vada; Williard Sauisburv, Dela ware; Alexander Troup, Connecti cut; Richard F. Pettigrew. South Dakota; George D. Turner, Wash ington; Martin H. Flinn, New York; Ellison Tucker, Arkansas; H. A. Mills, Oregon; M. B. Carey, Connec ticut; George F. Williams, Massa chusetts: Josiah Marvell, Delaware; W. S. Jennigs, Florida; W. R. O' Brien, Indiana: M. F. Dunlap, Illi nois; E. C. Wall, Wisconsin; Isaac Reese, Tennessee; J. T. Ellison, Vir ginia; Thomas R. Brown, Vermont; W. E. Chilton. West Virginia; Blaii Lee, Maryland, and Ε. E. Reed, New Hampshire. Speakers—John P. Atwood. Kan sas, chairman; Champ Clark, Mis souri, vice chairman; C. A. Towne, New York; R. B. Glenn, North Car olina; B. R. Tillman, South Caroli na; R. E. Lee Mountcastle, Tennes see; John J. Lentz, Ohio; August A Thomas, New Y'ork; T. H. Alexan der, Colorado; Jeremiah Black, Pennsylvania; Henry Warren, Indi ana: T. T. Hudson, Minnesota; W. H. Dunphy, Washington; W. B. Hal deman, Kentucky; Thomas H. Dowd, New York; Guy T. Tucker, Arkansas; T. A. Jennings, Florida; S. P. Donnelly, Idaho; E. L. Jones, Maryland; J. W. Coughlin, Massa chusetts; J. B. Kramer, Montana; John Sunderland, Nevada; William Collins, North Dakota; W. T. Brady, Oklahoma; W. A. Miller, Oregon; Frank K. Nebeker, Utah, and J. E. Burke, ermont. Big Revival at Boyce. The Methodists, Baptists and Près byterians are holding a big unior meeting at Boyce. The meeting be gan last Sunday and up to last night there ha dbeen twenty-nine conver sions. Rev. Sawyer is doing th< preaching. IYFIELQ OFFtRS PLAN FOB RELIEF I I Presents Three Propositions inj Behall of Southwest Shippe rs. 10 STOP THE RATE MISE Interstate Commerce Commissioners Hear Case ol Texans, but Can Offer Litlle Satisfaction—No ι Power to Act. ι ι I Washington, Aug. 7.—Allison I Mayfield, chairman of the Texas I state railroad commission, laid be j fore the interstate commerce com | mission yesterday three proposi | tions, the adoption of any one of ι which, he asserted, would effective I ly checkmate the plans of railroads j in the south and southwest, particu larly, to put into effect increased j rates August 10. j Every suggestion made by the I Texas commissioner was met with I response that the interstate com ! merce commission under the law has I no power to act until the proposed j rates actually have been put in j force. Finally, he was forced to re I sort to the process of filing a com | plaint in the ordinary way. Mr. May j field was in cotiference with Chair ! man Knapp and Mr. Clements of the ■ commission for m-ore than an hour, j The first of Mr. Mayfield's propo sitions for relieving southwest ship i pers of the burdens which would be ι imposed by the increased rate, was ! that the commission forbid the rall ] roads to put the new tariff into ef j feet until after the commission has ι had opportunity to pass upon the . crease. ] That the commission has the power to take this action is the le gal opinion of Senator Culberson, who has studied the rate law from its inception. ! The second proposition advanced j by Mr. Mayfield was that the inter : state commerce commission declare I that the proposed increase Is the j result of a combination of the rail ! roads in violation of the Sherman j anti-trust law, and that the com i mission address a letter to the at j torney general to this effect and ask i that the law be enforced if the rail roads attempt to make the rates ef fective. The enforcement of the Sherman law, says Mr. Mayfield, would give relief at once. The basis rate from St. Louis to Texas points three years ago was $1.33 per 100 pounds. This the rail roads increased to $1.37, which Is the rate In effect today. The interstate commerce commis sion of its own volition, Investigat ed this rate and declared it to be un reasonable, but inasumch as no one made complaint the commission was without authority to order a reduc tion. Mr. Mayfleld's third proposition was that the Interstate commerce commission on formal complaint en ter an order on its findings and hearings in the original case, de claring any advance over the exist ing rate unreasonable and prevent . its going Into effect. NATIONAL FOREST ROADS. Department Will Establish a Sys tem of Roads and Trails. Washington, August 7.—The of fice of public roads of the depart ment of agriculture is to co-operate with the forest service in drawing up plans for comprehensive systems of roads and tralle on national for ests. For the last two years congress has provided funds for permanent improvements on national forests, and a large part of the money thus made available has been and is being used for road and trail building. The amount is too small, however, In comparison with the total area of the forests, to make It possible more than a very small beginning. With thicker settlement and increas ing use of .the forests, good roads will become more and more a crying necessity. The object o£ securing the help of hp office of good roads is to make he work take the line that will not t nerely serve temporary convenience >ut also count for most in the end. ι ily building each year with reference ο a carefully worked out plan the langer oi indirected effort will be ■scaped During the present summer an engineer of the office of roads will i ;o over the ground on several of he forests, and draw up plans vhich will be submitted to the For- S •ester, and will serve to guide sub- j sequent work. Where the roads I ilanned for cannot be built, trails vill, so far as possible, be made to ollow the courses laid out, with the . ■xpectation that later they will be •onverted into roads. The roads, trails, telephone lines ; md fire lines already constructed on 1 national forests are proving of çreat value both in the work of fire irotection and in serving the con- ! enience of the public. The further his work can be carried the greater ! vill be the usefulness of the forests ο the surrounding regions. Two Big Mules. Joe Meharg had two young mules ! >n exhibition here First Monday that I neasured sixteen hands and three I nches in heighth. The combined veight of the two is 2240 pounds, rhey are only two years old and are ine looking animals. (OMAN KMEDjTft RELATIVE I. M. Phillips Beats Mrs. June Smith to Death and Kills Himself. Specials in Monday's papers gave he details of a terrible tragedy Jnacted near Randlett, Okla., Satur iay evening in which Mrs. June Smith was beaten to death by her brother-in-law. J. M. Phillips. It now develops that Phillips was well known here. He was a railroad con tractor by occupation and had a number of contracts on the Trinity and Brazos Valley. He graded the last mile of the road leading up to the city limits. While at work here his camp was located near J. B. Wil son's farm. Phillips was recently in Texas on a visit. He returned to his home near Randlett, Okla., Saturday af ternoon and proceeded to raise a row with his wife and Mrs. Smith. He followed Mrs. Smith to her home and beat her to death with a rock. He fled from the scene of his crime and sought refuge in a house in the hills. Officers surrounded the house during the night. Seeing that escape was impossible and resistance use less Phillips shot himself through the head. YOUNG COW KILLED. Animal Is Bitten by Mad Dog and Hydrophobia Develops. A fine heifer went mad at the home of Capt. W. H. Kidd, a few j miles east of the city, Thursday af- ; ternoon and had to be killed. The 1 animal became quite vicious soon ] after the development of rabies and ι it was with much difficulty that she ' was killed. She was bitten my a mad j dog several days ago. Mr. Kidd fears that other of his stock will go mad. BIG CROP MKEflS SCARCE Farmers Sending in Appeals to Com missioner ol Agriculture. Austin, Texas, Aug. 7.—From the letters and communications wfhich ire daily received by the state de partment of agriculture from farm ers and others in the cotton produc ng section of the state, the question )f securing laborers, or rather cot on pickers to gather the present •rop, is a serious problem. These writers are appealing to Commis sioner of Agriculture Milner to sug gest to them where they can get cot oil pickers, and he is now making m effort, not to supply the demand ïxactly, but to do what he can to ward that end. It "seems that negro md Mexican cotton pickers are de cidedly scarce and not available at the places where they are now need ed to gather the crops. Commissioner of Agriculture Mil ner is at a loss to account for such a decided scarcity of cotton pickers. In some sections it may become nec essary to import Mexicans to pick the crop. Among the communica tions and letters received by Com missioner Milner was one yesterday from L. A. Markham, secretary of the Terrell Commercial Club, He writes: "I am instructed by the Terrell Commercial Club to inquire if you can suggest to us any plan for se curing laborers for the farmers of this section. The indications now are that a bumper cotton crop will be made, and unless some steps are taken to solve the labor problem, the supply will be entirely inade quate to gather the crop. "So far as I know there are only two classes of people that we could likely secure—Mexicans and ne groes—and we shall esteem it a spe cial favor if you can suggest some method of getting at these." The scarcity of cotton pickers is more marked in view of the indica tions of a bumper cotton crop over the state this year. MAX LESS CLUB A MENACE. President Roosevelt May * Be Ap pealed to By Alton Men. St. Louis, Aug. 1»—Alton men may be forced to appeal to Presi dent Roosevelt to wield the big stick in breaking up the Maniées club, which pro m lees to become a national menace and reduce the j visible supply of Voters to' the van· , ishing point. ! The Manless club was formed three years ago in Alcon, the char ter members being fourteen promin ent women of the town, all married. J Since that time eight of the mem· I bers have been visited by the stork, and in every instance the bird has left a girl baby. Branches of the club have been organized in many cities and in states as far dtstant as Colorado and California. It is alleged that among the members of these subordinate lodges the stork is just as partial to female children, and it is feared that if the idea is carried farther, posterity will consist of the gentle sex only. Midlothian Ice Plant Sold. A deed conveying'the property of the Midlothian Ice, Light and Watpr company to T. M. Dees was filed in the county clerk's office Thursday. The property was sold here this week to satisfy a deed of trust. The price paid was $5,000. We solicit your orders for coal for August delivery. Waxahachie Grain I company. tf One Day More Of Our Great CASH-IN SALE To make Saturday a grand finish to our Big Cash-In Sale, we will for the one day offer choice of about one hundred High Grade Suits at exactly half price. Many of the choice numbers of the season's showing have been thrown into this lot. Of course sizes are broken but there will be no trouble getting fitted in many of the best numbers. $20.00 Suits for $10.00 $18.50 Suits for $ 9.25 $15.00 Suits for $ 7.50 $12 50 Suits for $ 6.25 All Straw Hats Half Price All Panama Hats Half Price Matthews Bros. ♦ Fruit Jars | We still have a good supply of Fruit Jars on hand. X Also plenty of extra Caps and Rubbers. 1 Quarts and Half Gallons Σ Phones B. HINES ♦ ♦ Breakfast Cereals 1 We have almost any kind of Breakfast Food you ♦ could think of wanting. If you want Oats that are ♦ free from weevils and bugs order Blue Seal or Quaker, t the kinds that are put up in tins. .... I R.oy Connally Ô Co., I Why Not Be Our Customer? Our stock is complete and as good as the best. Our services are unequaled. Our prices are right. Our specialties are nice Melons, Fine Fruits, Eggs, Chickens and Butter. u E,. C. LUMLEY, Both Phones 31 Opposite P. O. ♦ ♦ Ρι*λολλιι 4 Antiseptic and : vlwlvlll Disinfectant ; You C3n not find a better Disinfectant than Crescent. J Just the thing to use while sweeping or about your Î sink, or places where disinfectants are needed.' In ♦ liquid and balls. P. P. SMITH Ô CO. NîT ? ; i Blackberry Juice is one of the most quenching drinks to be obtained. If you are dry and thirsty jj visit our fountain, we can soon cool you as well as quench your thirst W ■ SI OILY THE BEST I For a Few Days we will accept orders for October Delivery Fancy Lump Best Grade of McAlester Coal $7.50 per ton Phone us your order. Pay for Coal when de livered WAXAHACHIEI Ice Works!