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Shoes We have a splendid line. We can fit and please ev age from the soft sole Dalits to the growing boys and gifls- • Ask to see our Kewpie ^ns-the foot-shap shoe. y0u will find our prices moderate. Martin-Simmons Shoe Co. South Rogers Street Vt> are boosters for the Ellis County Sanitarium. FORCE _OF CHIHUAHUA HK (TTY IS OOhl PLKTELY ( I T OFF FROM SUPPLIES BY THE VIliLISTAS. FI. P.tSU, Texas. Xov. 2.—By Iso litiiv Chihuahua from all food sup. .jie. munitions and tt-oop i'e-infor< e tortis Villa plans to force evacua te of the city by Carran*i*ta». 1 nv w the breaks in the railway lines ,* Impaired it is generally conceded ,hat On. Trevino will be pushed to ,1, extremity of leaving tl»e city. MCTIOl OF TOBACCO i MS m FALLING OFF; QCAJmTY HELD BT MANUKA C TIRKRS FAR BEIiOW HOLD INGS SAME TIME 1915. WASHINGTON, Nov. 2.—The do mestic tobacco held in the United States by the large manufacturing foncerns on October 1 amounted to 27b.255.297 pounds, as compared with 335,367.657 pounds last year, wording to the census bureau an MDDcement today. By “large manufacturers” is YOU ATTENDING THE GREAT CHRISTIAN REVIVAL? _YOUNG PEOPLE’S SERVICE TOMORROW NIGHT. j meant those who have produced 5«,-l | 000 pounds of tobacco, 250,000 ei- j jgara or MOO.000 »igarettcs. ITIIIMS RESUME DRIVE ON TRE TRIESTE FRONT AtSTItlW I.IXK ItltOKKN ,\T M VtiRAL POINTS \Mi ».7;ii PRISON KKS TAKKN. ROMK, Nov. 2. Resuming their j drive on Trieste the Italians op yes | terday occupied the Austrian line at several points south of the Opparchl. asella road and raptured *,731 priso ners, it was officially announced to uay. CORNKR IX KGGS IS DRCLARKD TO RX1HT CHICAGO, Nov. 2.—Charging that a corner in eggs existed here, with 1,250,000 cases containing thirty dozen each, held in cold storagp, Al derman George l’retzel plans to pre-j sent to the health commissioner of! the city council facts to support his charges. ARMY TO 1H Y STOYKS TO KKKI* SOLDI IRS WARM SAX ANTONIO. Texas. Nov. 2.— Ilids for 85.000 stoves nre being re ceived by the Southern department of the 1'nited States army here thi‘< j week. The stoves are needed to | keep the niilitia and regulars on the border warm. One^ stove for each tent, occupied by four men, is required. They will cost from $7'>,000 to $150,000. Service Katy Kansas Texas. ,a trio of fine, trains— TheTexaSifeflg^/ "W *••»«*• "Ob**' Hg K«fi’ StTP The *al\ Jimitfd Ride in the Car With the Half Million Dollar Motor Benjamin Briscoe has brought new joy to motoring the Half Million Dollar" Motor is a marvel of power and econ omy. Mr. Briscoe dreamed a car with every modern con venience at a cost within the reach of families of moderate circumstances. He went to Europe and for two years with the assistance of fourteen of the world’s most celebrated motor car engineers, labored to perfect the motor which you will find in the Briscoe Four Twenty-Four. RISCOE^S TOE CAR WITH THEWCliw HALF MILLION DOLLAR MOTOR Bnscoe i* powerful, with all the speed you will ever need. It is »y to drive—so easy you can shift the gears with your fingertips. Its r^nderfuliy easy riding will amaze you. Its construction it simple— **g—lasting. All the extra comforts — little “thoughtful” details — full 'ne car. l he Briscoe s 59'nP*,*nt includes everything e»™ D'rif co«* not a penny n ; Tm upkeep cost on this “>scoe Four Twenty-Four is even er than you have been figuring. »«y glad to send you a ^ 10Production entitling you •ill m dem°nstration—if you • •d addremu P^0n* your Mme V. McX.tIR A SOXS. Dealers ^'r^t d(K» Kant of W'jixaluw'liUr National i «ll on us for a ilemmisiiaDon. •0000000000000••• • 0 j « MARK FT KHPORT. ♦ * * I •♦••♦•♦♦♦••••••♦a IVrtlnn—New Tort futarM. Yesd'y. Today Closed.0|>en Ml*h Low. Clos'd ^ Dec. 18.84 18.88 18 98 18 7 18.82; Jan. 18.K5 is.ti:* is u:* is.fi5 is.8ij Mar 18.7** 18.81 19.13 18 so 18.!** ! May 18.1*2 18 93 19 28 18 93 19.11*! _____ I . Cotton—New Orleans Futures. Yesd'y. Today 1 Closed.Oi>sn. Hlyb fx>s Clos’d i Per. 18.45 18.10 18.34 IS.os 18.231 Jan. 18.59 18.25 IS 48 18.1*5 18 38] Mar 18 83 is 50 IS.74 1 8 47 18.fi l j May 19.00 18.70 18.89 18.8*. 18.78 Npot Cotton. New York . New Orleans . Houston. .... Pallas . Liverpool spot". Yesterday . 11.211 Today . 113 ; Liverpool Sales and Receipts. Sales ..<.. 10,000 j I Receipts . $8,000 Chicago Orala Wheat, December, dosed ....$1.80 Whent, Msy, closed . 1.86 Corn. December, dosed.86 Corn, May, closed .88 i Oats, December, closed.54 ! Oats, May, closed .58 i ——. Local Market. The Waxahachte dealers are pay ing the following prices for country produce today: Cotton, good middling . 18.30 j Cotton, strict middling . 18.10 [Cotton, middling.1 Cotton seed, per ton.$50.00 Iwheat, No. 2. new .$1.70 i Paled oats, per ton . $15.00 jCcrn, per bushel . $1.00 Oats, per bushel. 50c to 60c | Alfalfa hay, per ton, . .$18 to $22.50 j Prairie hay, per ton ... .$15 to $16 Johnson grass hay .... $10 to $15 Sorghum hay .. $16 ! Maize in heads . $30 Chickens, friers, per lb . 15c | Chickens, broilers, per lb....l7%c I Turkeys, per pound . 18c j Ducks, each .20c | Geese, each . 36c Old roosters, each .. 16c Cream, butterfat, per pound _ . 28c Eggs, per dozen . 30c Country butter, lb.20c to 25c Hens, per lb . 12c Sweet potatoes, per bushel . . $l.b<) Hogs, on foot . ... ... $5.50 _ NOTES FOKM THE FIELD AND CIKKENT COMMENT By BILL COX. tl—" I M . E. COX, W a»«k»tIilo, Of the pioneer families of Ellis county none contributed more to the development and populating the new country than did the Witherspoons. At the time of the breaking out of the civil war the Witherspoons, Hawkins, Garvins, Newtons and Jenkins constituted most of the pop ulation of the northwest corner of the. county. J. H. Witherspoon came to what was afterwards Ellis coun ty with the Newtons in 184H, from Missouri, hut was a native of Ten nessee. In 1850 he married a Gar vin and theirs was the first marriage license issued in Ellis county. To them was born John, William and Margaret. Margaret married Dave Garvin. After the death of his first wife Mr. Witherspoon married Ke becca Bell, daughter of John another pioneer. To this union were horn Ella, who married Robert Miller, and live iu Dallas* county; Charles. Sarah, who married John Smith: S H of Midlothian, who mar ried I.irv Smith, daughter of "%\N| ! low Pond” smith. J. K. and O. t>. of Grand Prairie. Jennie, who mar ried Mr. Nithul-on. The other mem hers of the original family wore Jaek. Finis and Margartd. Margaret | married John II. Garvin and settled ; eight, miles west of Waxalmrhle on j Waxahnihle rreek in 1850. Finis married Kate GttdwUk. a sister of Mnso I,udwirk. who lives at Midlo thian. Their daughter. Nannie, mar ried a son of William (Cty. Ed anil! Adolphus live in Denton county. 1-aura married Charlie Garvin and lives at Meritle. Texas. Claude lives in New Mexico. Jack Witherspoon married Margaret Cooper, a sister of Sam Cooper, a pioneer, still living at Midlothian. A daughter lives at Itoseoe. Texas. The other children were Dttcle, Lula, J. K., O. IV, Kllu. Ida, Went. Calvin and Lottie. Ella and Ida were drowned in 1883. Went is at Hosroo and Lottie married Sam Saunders. Hen Witherspoon. another of the original brothers, married Miss .Mnlinda Rider. Their oldest son, V. P.. Is dead. John lives at Ifoldenville, Oklahoma. Sis mar ried Sant Cooper. Mary married Alex Jenkins and lives at Waxahnchle, Jim Married Maude Knight at. Mid lothian, P. II. lives at Midlothian, where he does a large grain business, and married to a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Lovett, Hen married Sallie Kastorwood and died in Jack County., C. 0. died recently, Annie married Amos Klder and lives in Dimmit county, Texan. The other children are Ramsey, Anderson, Thomas and Verne. This is written from hastily taken notes and I feel ttiat I have committed some errors. Furthermore, do not feel that I have done justiee to a family that has contributed so much toward the up building of our county. However, there is yet another branch of the family and when I reach it I will correct such errors sis may appear In this. The Witherspoons are a quick, impressive, energetic race of people, can generally be depended upon if they ure your friends, and you will know it. if they are yonr enemies. They are generally honest, open and frank, and taken altogether are ruther to he admired by one who believes in humanity and likes to see a real live human. Long live the Witherspoons? i I tried last week to tell what I am now about to relate, but it did not appear. 1 suppose from what one of the printers told me I did. not make it plain, so here goes ngain. Mrs. .1. H. Howard, who lives on Waxahachie B, told me not long since that from the time when she was a small child she had contended that she could touch a hard substance in one ear with n hair pin, but was rid iculed by her family. Recently shn went to a local physician, who re moved a hard little gravel from her ear. She sAys it is a Tennessee gravel and that she has carried it in her ear all. these years. J. M. Newcomb qf near Forreston showed me a check for $1,721.21 as | payment for sixteen hales of cotton he had just sold. Add the amount received for seed and he pot some | money about $2,000. Moral: Don’t put everything in cotton next year for there is a chance to run the price down again. \V. A. Martin showed me a bine print of a cotton pickers’ glove he had invented. It is designed to piot€*ct the ends of tlie fingers and yet in no way inter fere with the handling of the cotton. It looks like a winner and I hope*will make Martin rich. Henry Bryan and Joe and Bessie Nowlin of Stamford have been visiting their grandpa rents, Mr. and Mrs. John Verlieyden, on Grove Creek. John Crude of | Mansfield, La., is visiting his bro ither. Arch, on Red Oak. At the home of Mr. and -Mrs J. \V. Cress on Calmer 2, 1 saw some fine barred rock chickens. Mrs. Criss’ mother, Mrs. Foster, and her sister from La Rue are visiting her. Grover Cleve land Wills has established a restau rant and cold drink stand at Forres-1 ton. Ben Dorsey is now postmaster at Forreston. Ben is capable and I think will render good service. On the Fort farm Will Guyer was run ning a trai tor in front of 8 discs. I am told that Mrs. Fort contemplates cultivating six hundred acres of her land in cotton by hired labor. She may make money by it but it makes jone feel sorry for the families forced to hunt home because of the change from renting to ht<ndMng herself. Cete Davenport of LampasAs, • bro-' ther of the late F. J. It. Damn port, has he n visiting In-, s:ste '-in-law and other rolatives. lout among the cotton pickers, but1 I did not go out to wv whether ho m had a *ack or not. At the home of Mr and Mrs. (’. 1. Verheyden I met and conquered a good winner L. Ii. titbbons said he and one of the Imy' «er® scrapping cotton ahead of wheat son In a I saw about 1 T» m fine porkers a.« one will find anywhere Lute la olio of these old' fashioned fellows who believe* In raising lotno thing to eat. He baa a number of bee colonies to furnish honey and some fine pear tree*. At Kockett I met lt.>n Cowan, one oT the best lioys in Kill* county. Down at the homo of Mr. and Mm. Jim fallens I round Jim In pretty had shape, but aide to tm up ami se > lifter hi* bus iness. lie mid he hud made some money and had hi* feed and whea, ahead. Mr*, fallens knows what to do In the kitchen and Jim give* her the mnterli 1. Mr. ntid Mrs Buck Fnrrar worn at hame r.nd well. Buck got ready i.nd started for the fair, but not before he had renewed for hi* daughter. Mr*. Maggie Ounavant. I at Mickey, Texas, and get one for his own u e. F. \V. Dunavmt. on Ferris A, runted for several years near Rockett,, but three or four years ago bought n small farm and be tells me he has it paid out and is independent, E. F. Burchett, on Wnxnhuckle D, was nt home ami looking well. Wo traded. W. C. Orr of Vernon 4 has been visiting ills parents, Mr. and Mrs, R. K. Orr. Mr. Orr raid the children were nil with them the week before -twelve children and ten in-laws—a fine hunch and all fine people. A. D. Brown wrn drilling Un wheat, 1 hope ho may be able to hedge ug. inst the Mgh price of biscuit. If the farmer lincl some of this $2 wheat to sell the high price of biscuits would not tisturb him. J. E. Gist of Wnxaha hnohie was at Red Oak in one of those big smooth running cars he la selling. He took mo In and we were soon back home. Mary Young on Wrxahachle II said she was glad to nee nte and that she could not do without the En terprise. 1 have no often said nice things about I,ee Heine on Waxn bnchie F lhai I feel a delicacy in I saying more, but t„eo Is put up so j much according to my tasto tiial l cannot refrain from saying that he is one of the smoothest running far tnerfl in the conut.y and always seems in a good humor, tllll Boar den ordered the suosirlptlon of II. M. Bearden continued at Abiieue, Te^as. S. J. Jones of Italy 1 was here show day. Mr. and Mrs. (J. W. Hell,1, from Forrcston K, were here in their car show day. C. Hawkins of Mil ford gave me a smile and a dollar on show* day.' D. M. Pruitt of Wux ahaohie D is one of the best fellows I know and lie showed It by giving up a dollar. Mrs. J. F. Parker of Waxabachio F was hern show day. L. V. Cole, a good farmer and a good fellow, from ©wit of R<-d Oak, was down to see me show -dry. At Forrcston Friday 1 found Nes tor B. Newton presiding over one of the neatest country drug stores In the county. 1 got in witli Ernest Brandon and rode down to his home and from there walked to the home of liis parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Brandon, where flintier was ready. I get tired saying these country din ners are good hut it is a fact they are all good for me. but they do not always have an good fried chick en and cornbread as Mrs. Brundon cooks. I aaw in the yard a lot of barred rock chickens as fine as you will see anywhere. In fact they re minded me of Mrs. Pitts’ chickens. At the barn 1 found Poland China hogs subject to registration. Mr. Brandon said lie kept up the stock of tils hogs because ho considered the meat sweeter and finer and kept the chickens because he thought! them best. But he said every on*' should get Ilia choice of breeds of stock or poultry and stay with 't. T. E. Pendley Is a new comer from Kentucky aud has begun to get ac quainted with Texas by taking the Enterprise. C. N. Riddle lias re cently returned from west Texas and will make a crop on Italy rout*' J next year. H. C. Bradford was at home and ready to receive me. He has been on one place five years and is getting a little ahead I hope. If 1 knew he was ahead I would not tell It for tin'll other ugents would bother him. I met Will Hooks, col ored, in the road and held him up for a dollar Will Is all right anil can be depend**! upon. J. L. Per kin.* came along in his auto and soon had me at Korreston. I.. I., Jarrett wus at the lot feeding. In! addition to good work stock I saw some fine lard and sausage mate rial. E**e is . preparing to build an addition to his house. Saturday Your Parlor Furniture Al Should have character. Through It you should express the personality of your home, welcome your frlenda, voice your reuse of beauty and dignity, put your boat foot forward. out IMHVini'.AK flKt’KS—Oft THKKK-l’IKt**: Sl-TTN Will grace your home atnl give you lifelong sal isfaitlon. Their design is u delight anti their construction nubslnnttal. Inspect t>ur stock and get our prices. out AA'Oltll IS A OIAILANTA OF HO.YF.sT V.ALI'KM. S. P. SPALDING & CO. Furniture Dealers—Funeral Directors. COME TO THE Waxahachie Pure Food and Novelty Show in the GETZENDANER BUILDING On the South side of the Square November 6th to nth. Open every day from a to 10 p. m. DAILY PROGRAMS FREE—FREE SHIVE & KEYS will give away a ton of coal to the person visiting their exhibit at the Pure Food and Novelty Show and guessing nearest to the weight of the large chunk of coal on display there. TOM GRIMLAND & CO. will give $10.00 in gold to the person who visits their exhibit at the Pure Food and Novelty Show and deposits, written plainly with name signed, the greatest number of words from the words “Hudson Super Six,” using the letters in a word just the number of times they appear in Hudson Su^er Six. All kinds of demonstrations and free samples and souvenirs given away. Admission 10c morning 1 found (' C, Pillow In the cotton patch. He told me he was going hack near Alvarado where he came from. It is rather a compli ment to a man that lie can go back to where tie came from and rent land. Mrs, J. \V. Gibson, of Waxa liachle route 11, put Mrs. E. Hopper of Altoone. Alabama, hack on my list, .1. U. Jenkins gave me a half dollar am) asked me to publish to the world that lie hail gotten out of the two bit class. The other lucky ones Sat urday were J. E. Ferguson, but not the governor, a bettor lnun. from 1 " ?■ 1 - ■ x 1 ■ 1 . 'i ■■ — Midlothian route 6. J. W. Almond, Waxahaehie route A. C. C4 Bunch, Waxahaohle route B. W, T. Stan* s • ton, Waxahaehie route K. W. M. Matthews, Midlothian route C. Mr*. (J. H. Ilohcrtaon, Waxahnohie route C. W. K. Hobson, Waxaharhie route H, and p. t». Curry, Waxahnohie route B. BILL COX. - Norway Loses Another Ship. LISBON. November 2. *— The Norwegian |t earner Tronip has been sunk. . k Subscribe for the Dally Light. ■... — . .... u .JU.-UJ. Rheumatism nukes the joints ache and causes the afflicted person much misery. For quick relief use BALLARD’S SNOW LINIMENT It Is a Powerful, Penetrating Remedy The relief is prompt and very gratifying to the sufferer. It eases the joints and conveys a strengthening influence that soon restores normal conditions. Use it also for healing Cuts, Sores, Wounds, Burns. Scalds, relieving Stiff Neck, Lame Back or Sore Muscles. It rarely fails to give good results. Pries 25c, 50c sad $1 per bottle. JAS. r. BALLARD, Proprietor. ST. LOUtS. NO. Ser salt* by Cur Hu's Two Druv Storm.