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*ho thoroughly understands his business will do a job in less time and do it right, which makes GOOD PLUMBING the < heapest in tlie end A poor job «ill increase your bill for repaire. Come to il s for good plumbing. f. S. IRONK CO. MACHINISTS and PLIMBEBS Dealers in Mill, Oin, Plumbing and Water Supplies, Metal and Genasco Hoofing, Etc. £bc ID ai l£ % \ obt PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY BY The Enterprise Publishing Co. PAID UP CAPITAL, $20,000 OFFICERS AND DIBEOTOKS U. W. McKni^ht. President and ι reas urer: Ed Cunningham. Vice President; C. W. k.ent, Secretary. Directors: Τ. Λ. Fer ris, G. W. McKnight. Ed Cunningh?· -· C. W Kent, Dr. C. YV Simpson. SUBSCRIPTION HATES Une Month Ά) β»* Months, in advance 2.75 One Year, in advance 3.0C Kntered at the W&xahachie Postotfice ah Mail Matter of the Second Glass. Obituaries, resolutions ot respect,cards : of thanks al! matter not Ν Κ W S will he charged for at the rate of 5 rents pel line. Poetry at double price. Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation that maj ap -ear in the columns ot the Dai!> Light will be triad I y corrected upon it being· brought to t he at tent ion of the manage ment. The Enterprise Publishing l onipany m îd no wise responsible for debts that niaj be contracted t>y employes, nor w ill we i$*ume payment of such debts under an> circumstances- Every employe of this office is paid prompt ly fot work done. This is to protect ourselves and the selling publi< Κ N I EBPR18K PUB LISHING COMPANY Per U. W Μ a Knight, Managei W.A.OWNBY : t'itj Ediu»r Residence Phone. Bell No. Everybody is fighting flies hut you (Jet busy. Cet busy with ;i new idea. You have worn your old "knocker" to an «•ho. Let's push on the lines a little and hurry up that street lighting propo sition. There are men and then there are some things that only look and dress like men if the gravel road idea keeps growing a couple of pretty good fel lows are going to get lonesome. There are no strings on you. Drink Waxahachie mineral water and get iu line with the progres sives. All things may come to him who waits, hut the fellow who helps things to move his way gets the most en jo> meut. It is practically settled that the Waxahachie and Midlothian pre cincts will vote bonds to build pike roads' and Italy and Milford pre cincts are lining up for better pub lic highways. \ real newspaper man knows a news item when he meets it, but this has nothing to do with the alleged to impugn the motive of news as re ported in some other paper Your back yard no! only has a legitimate ptaei in your life but in the lives of others, and the first la λ for it is to keep it clean. If it harbors things filthy or unseemly to breed file.- and disease, distress ltn,l death, then its iwssessor is, or is in the way of becoming a "wliited se pulchre" The Georgetown Commercial does not think it worth while for il to 'boost" its town from a commercial standpoint It sa\s: A newspaper can never very creditable represent •j town whos'; business men do not ad\ertise. He may bowi himself hoarse bragging about the vim, ener gy and enterprise of his town, but if his declarations ore not backed up by a liberal amount of advertis ing by the business man of the town, the world will be slow to take his statement as true. It takes more han ι tie unsupported testimony of • ne local newspaper man to prove to the world that bis town is the finan cial center the business center, the market, and the best place on <-arth to buy goods; his evidence needs corroboration IMI l.< M.M M I Nil « » I ΙΛ \« Ή I \ \\ t)f coins»· there Hie Unit's W lit 11 nothing shoi t of >umnii»ry Justice st't'ina It) fil llit* .it < asion, but it Hit1 bt'st inter· sts of nil Hit" people arc properly < on»idered it-sorting Ό an Illegal process to punish the perpe trator of an infamous crime is not calculated to he salutary in its ef fect upon tin morals of a communi ty. Lynching, if at all excusable, should be ι lie last resort. Our courts should be upheld anil the aid of the people can <lo much towards mak ing ι lie courts dispensers of real justice Discussing this sain·· sub jet the Washington Herald ably Mtys: The trouble with the lyncher is ι liai he keeps his every apologist forever fashioning fresh excuses for illegal executions of criminals or suspected criminals. That is to say, that is one trouble with him one among many. The logical end of lynch law is contempt for all law and reckless disregard of it entirely and in all forms. A negro was recently taken from a Florida jail and lynched, not withstanding the fact t liat he had been tried for the murder he was alleged to have committed, found guilty and sentenced to be hanged. Moreover, his sentence was to have been executed within five days. There was no fault to find with the conduct of his trial. He was prompt ly arrainged when caught, tried in order and with due regard to decor ous and decent procedure, and would have been in his grave and out of the way within ninety days of the time the crime was committed and, mark you, the crime was not even the "usual" one; it was murder. "What, consciously or uncon sciously. was the isolated motive be hind this mob's dastardly work? It bad no excuse whatever along the usually proclaimed lines. There was surely no unseemly delay of the law to complain of. No further appeal to the courts «as contemplated ; the governor even had announced that lie would not seek to Interfere with the exeution of the death sentence, scheduled to be carried out within less than, one week's time. The one lone motive behind it all was the mob's inclination to show its con tempt for the law irs willingness to repudiate tin· law's authority upon the slightest pretext. That is what moved it to lynch this negro. Split hairs as one may. and seek for other and better reasons if one will, there stands the truth of the matter in all of its hideousness. And it is rhe log ical culmination of lynch law. "Lawlessness feeds upon itself, and waxes fatter and fatter as the diet is supplied in even more gen erous measure It cankers the soul of the rich and the poor impartially. It produces a lyncher in Florida and a millionaire thief among the sugar trust kings in New York. Tile one breaks one commandment by tak ing human life without undisputed justification, the other breaks anoth er commandment by employing false weights and measures in dealing with his fellowman and supplying his bodily wants anil necessities. And both are the victims of themselves and the taint of disrespect for the law of the land." This from the Cleburne Enter prise is timely: "The Enterprise is a firm believer in goou roans, nip only way to Ret good roads is by is suing bonds. A bond issue in each district that wants flood roads, would not be an imposition on any one. Those districts that are contented with o.\-cart ways, and are willing to plod on over bumps and through bogs can so oil in the same old way. Those who want to get to town an hour earlier, and haul twice the load can do so It is strictly a local op tion matter." Editor C'ouipton of Crawford is unequivocally opposed to the auto, and the only reason he assigns for his opposition is that the auto is no good for the fanner. The Mirror does not undertake to say autos are not good for farmers, believing they art to be the judge of that But we do say that if a farmer wishes to own all auto, that is his business. Til' e are some people who believe that :;irmers have no right to enjoy lift that the> were made to work "fi.", days in the year in order that other.- may enjoy the fruits of their labor. But ti n .Mirror rejoices in the realization that he who tills the soil lives the br-st aud noblest life, is the creator of .ill wealth, is entitled to every enjoyment and every privel ege aud pleasure that has been pro vided by the Inventive mind, and if he wishes to step in the line of pro gress and give h:s family the pleas ure- of a summer by the seashore, a vacation in the mountains, or a ride every da\ in the year in ail auto, that is bis business Fact is, the auto is just as good for the farmer as anyone else, and he who denies this statement insinuates that the farmer has not sense enough to enjoy him self foi il Is generally understood li ai autos are usually purchased foi ι lie enjoyment they afford. Of coins»·. Grit may not take this view of it. lie prefers, 110 doubt, to see Ills farmer friend» swinging h hoe or pulling a '"ell coril over ;* plow team and wearing one-sail used hick ory breeches all their lives, hut aa for ι lie Mirror, it is desirous of see inn farmers do just as they darn please- if they want to be at the steering wheel of an auto, we'll be glad to take a ride with them any da> . if they prefer to walk as we have to. why we'll go with them un til our shoes give out. Hut we draw [the line at saying that an &uto is 110 [&ood for a farmer, because we think 1 he is as good as anybody and a darn ed sight better than most of people. McGregor Mirror. Rev. O. R. Robinson, of Dallas, has the right view of Sunday ob servance. He says that anything that benefits physical man is not harm ful on that day. It is a day of rest. Men have different methods of recre jation. and 110 one has a right to measure the recreation of another. Here is a paragraph from his prac tical sermon: "The tendency 011 the part of moral reformers has been, to prescribe the same remedy and re strictions to all classer.. Certainly 'the merchant surrounded with the Odor of cod fish and soap needs dif ferent treatment than the farmer j who has been out tti the free air all day. The clerk in his stuffy office needs something different than the teamster that rattles along the street below. I have never found it in my heart to say that the one who could j not see green fields or fill his lungs with pure air during the week was not justified in doing so on the Sab Ibath. His recreation must come along I that line, and to say that he shall ît r\η thci -Qc»Î>hîith i« simnlv to say that he shall not take tt at all. To insist that the only day that, he is away from the office or store must be s]>ent in the quietness of his own home, excepting the time spent in the sanctuary, is deprive him of needful recreation. With a heal thy and moral condition a person vvii! readily decide for himself whether he is «oins beyond the idea of needed change into that of mere pleasure. When we feel a tendency ' î o say: 'Thou shalt not do this or ι that on the Sabbath." it is well to I nfditatf upon the cicumstances j which led the Savior to way, 'The iSabbath was made for man.'" Don't Abbreviate States. I "Your letter te Ν.ιρο!,·οιι vllla -e went ' wrong eh'.· ' -,iid the postmaster "Well, it s \ our «Il 1':; il It. Villi should ι have written out ilie ititne of the state ! lu full "Ah. w h. ! furV" snarled th.· · u p!a i.iai.f. " : fui ; 'Τι ■ n.' mi ι lie en νι ι ope. it ι tih'tf! I.c confused Mil' : any other state name" ' I.. :. ! . lit . il ;· ·■ -::id t he post ma· ι.' 1Λ v. 'I'ein.' and 'Tenn.' ι a loi alike .· tn ι .Μ -1· tiicy a'e. and if ι people Ι»· ι ill. ir ·■·; .s to :.o straight ; ami prompt · !.. j 'light always t.· ! write states out in full, for '('.si.' ..ml 1 'Col.' get .··.· used continually: so d>> : 'New' and Nob..' Χ Y ' and 'X. J . ' 'Mis·-.' : nd Mass.' mid Minn.. 'I'a.' j ίιι(| Va , 'Mi ' a id Mo.' <'incinuatl j Gnqvll er. H if.tory. j llisp p\ is a running aci ouut of how i King Si.in·'«.mi "t'other either did or 1 <lit' not get to :i · enain place, w hich ; iioUkIx ever In·.lit] of before ivinu : Somebody fisc tot there. from whicn I we iir»' iht'.'.ilv supposed to conclude I thnt if !):: vc made quite a <lif ference ·,·. lu-rher lie did or not. I.'Jk* e\erythfnK else, liistciry ! hu.s ί \\ ·· side . The history of the jrar j «It π οΓ I kit*η depends upon whether if I is related I. :i man or :i woman. I Tin· liN.oiy "r the American Hi ν··1η j (loi. reads rpji.e different in En&ilsh I bocks from ill·· way it reads In our j own hooks. ι Hist. r\ is . liore. not only because I you arc uuacouah "d with the jieople ! who tiv'ir· in !" bemuse it re • peats 1·. t ■ b c » I ngr«titude. \\Ί: 1 >u · μ ι-, ι · t eat Γγοι 'Ίι ι acire «iic<· t 11 < niic me, an oJd mai: who I. c ι ■ η lier intima? riend and who : ■ s ap; :irent Iχ cruàl< ·' · i-h -ί* low Kimi \ ne .ι·, t pi « »(*«· -v· iow> < syrup: th> ::nd « onsojation failed t : ι heer ΐ » ί :. ι. I · » r. " said I « "it ·"- 1 ' ! so milch !ί loss wI » i « li m hies ;nc . ' ί her K'se ίι ,' -atitutic. Can \ ου «·τr-<ii! ' it ? She le; ι me nothing in her wii! and N' t I dined with her s: lier ·>\. η house ι !»!·«·«· ihr.es a w eek regularly foi 1 : hirty ,v « r> !" , I ι deavorers \|«*el. Waro. Texas, June ι 7 All of the Christian Kndcavor ('nions of Texas at ο represented anions: tlie delegates arriving in Waco to,lay for the stale convention The sessions will occu p> tho ni'Xt three days and will he addrt <-<l b\ in·. Francis K. Clark, of Boston, founder of the Christian Endeavor movement. C. I\ Diaz of V» xico πiici other notable workers of the union. For Headache—Hicks* Oapu<tine. Whether from colds, Heat, Stomach or Nervous Troubles, Capudine will relieve you. It's liquid—pleasant to take- acte immediate!)'. Try it, 10c, 2f>c. and 60c at drug stores. alt 'S GOÛO RGAOS MISS MEETING Citizens ol Midlothian Disruss Mal ter ol Asking lor Bond Election. Tlit» citizens of Midlothian and j vicinity who pay taxes on property ] held a mass meeting in Midlothian ' Wednesday afternoon at ο o'clock ifor the purpose of discussing' the (proposition of issuing bonds In jus 'tice precinct No. 6 for ι he improve j ment ol the public roads of that j precinct. About one hundred and fif ty citizens attended the meeting and 'the proposition met with enthusias tic endorsemnt. I Judge ο K. Dunlap of Waxahachie ι made an ahie address on the subject I of good I'oads. He pointed out that ; now was a splendid time to begin I this work. The project would not I only give employment to the citizens jof that precinct whose crops have tailed, bur the construction of good roads would increase the value of ; the land, lie said the taxable valua tion of property in that precinct was j about $4.000,000 and that a tax of ' from 10 to 15 cents on the $100 ! worth of property would provide I funds enough lo build from twenty five to thirty miles of good roads. G. Groce, Esq., of Waxahachie followed Judge Du η la ρ «itli an ex cellent address that covered all the legal phases of the proposition. He explained in detail the operation of the new law and made all the tech nical points so plain that those who have the matter in hand will have no touble in carrying the project through to a successful termination. He spoke of the value of good roads ,to a community, saying among oth er things that in his estimation the value of land in that precinct would he increased from $5.00 to $10.00 per acre. Another advantage to the land owners would he in securing a better class of renters. The addresses of Judge Dunlap and .Mr. Uroce were well received. Commissioner Ed Lowe gave a practical talk along the line of good roads building. M. W. Hawkins and some ten or fifteen other citizens spoke in favor of the proposition, while a few made short talks in which they opposed the measure. Before the meeting adjourned a vote was taken on the question of presenting a petition to the com missioners' court asking for a bond election. The proposition was favor ed by 1 :;0, while eight voted against it. A committee of five was appointed to circulate the petition and present it to the commissioners' court. It is understood that as scon as the peti tion is filed with County Judge Spencer he will rail a special meet ing of the court to act on tame. The meeting was ably presided [over by .Mayor I). B. Holland of Mid lothian. ΚΓΜΙΉΕ OF Τ Η Κ SIN. Will lie Visible in Totality Only in K«gion of Notli Pole. ! A spectacle of geat interest to the astronomical world will be today's I eclipse of the sun. The phenomenon will be visible in its totality only in !the region near the north pole, but I it may be seen in the western part [of the l-nited States near sunset, i The next eclipse of the sun which ! will be observed in totality in this I country will occur .June 8, 1918, and will be visible from Oregon to Florida. Today's eclipse will begin at Bos ■ toil at 7:09: at New York, 7:02; at I Washington. at Charleston. j(l:58: at Cincinnati, 6:30; at Chi jcago, 14 : at St. Paull, 5:48; at ι Denver. 5:18; at Ogden, 4:48, and jiit Seattle at 3:43 in the atferpooA. The eclipse will not be visible south of ii lire drawn from San Francisco through Tucson, Ariz., to Corpus Chiisti, Ti \. The central eclipst will In· annular for a short tirn» . at be ginning and end, and total during, the remainder of the course. The path of the central eclipse commences in Siberia, passing over the .north pole, thence along the -west coast of Greenland, terminating in the North Atlantic ocean near Cape Farewell. THK CONSTIPATION EVIL. Is Responsible for Most Chaw of Riles. Constipation paralyzes the Mood vessels of the lower bowel, and often causes piles. Women, and all other indoor workers, are the most fre quent sufferers. But curing consti ! pation alone won't cure piles. A spe cial medicine is needed—-internal treatment, to strengthen the flabby \eins and start pure blood circulat ing. Dr. Leonhardt's Hem-Roid is the only internal pile cure. Sold under guarantee. 11 at Β W. Fearis, Waxa hachie, Texas, or I>r. Leonhardt Co., i Station B, Buffalo. X. Y. Write for booklet. d9 llooni North New York. Watertown, X. Y., June 17.—To proclaim to the world the advantages of this section of the Empire state is the purpose of the Northern New York Development league, organiz ed at a meeting of commercial inter ests here today. mm ,'Φ^ -"»*! t It's quicker it's better by the "Katy" ^ To St. Louis, Kansas City and the North ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦-» ♦ ♦♦ ♦♦#♦»♦»♦♦♦♦ »** ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦«. Going to Be Hot? ♦ You know it is, and why X not get vou a FAN early in * the season and Keep ♦ cool * Waxahachie Electric ζ Gas Co. « « « ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦»> ^Enterprise flMtbltsbino Co. IT'S not a question of how cheap, but how good. If you are looking for the best in Printing, come to us. Prices reasonable, considering the class of work we give you NOW is the time to have that job of Print ing done. Don't wait, but drop in today and let us estimate on it. We'll give you a job you'll be proud to show your friends UP TO the largest size circulars we are prepared to turn out printing of all kinds—Visiting Cards, Letter Heads, Envelopes, Small Circulars, Large Circular, Books, etc ■ i ; I : WpVT Τ have an idea what you want in Printing; i v-J L-J come here and let us carry it out for you. Satisfaction is our motto, and wc never have a job re turned. Both telephones 148 Enterprise jbubliôbiitQ Co.