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PREFERENCE FOR THE
MFN 8HOAt BE CON
VINCING EVIDENCE OF
THEIR MERIT.' UNIVERS
AL POPULARITY DOES
NOT RESULT WITHOUT
REASON, AND THE GOOD
OPINION OF COMPETENT
JUDGES SHOULD INFLU
ENCE YOU TO TEST WHAT
-JiJ- THEY PRONOUNCE PER-
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7E SOLICIT YO UR MARCH BJJSHirS
VV are well prepared (or the Lenten evyAII f reh
fruits and vegetable! in easoiWe make a
FINE TEAS AND COFFEE
Howell & Newton
Grocers and (offee Roasters
Phones 23 k 150
of "Long lalaid Pirates"
Caught Up With.
PULL PISTOLS.BUT IN VAIN
Complete Outfit For Private Yacht Is
Found, and the Value of the Loot
Estimated as Being Worth Fully
Three Thousand Dollars.
New York, March 3. Police here
hare made quite a haul.
A house which the police say la the
neadg.'iarters of a gun of "Long Inland
Sound pirates" was raided at the en
trance to Vlashlng Lay. Three men
werefresied Ernest Kians and two
BajrT Max and William. They were
rocked up churjed with burglary and
Suspicion was directed towards the
house several days before, and a sooq
as the police were convluced that
the men were liiHide the place was
raided. The three accused men drew
revolvers when the police appeared,
hut a show of force caused them to
submit to arrest. In the house was
everything that goes to make the out
fit of a private yacht, from a brass
cannon to a rope's end. A rough esti
mate of the value of the loot Is $3,000.
Organizations that have reported
losses of projvrty, from their boats
are the Williamsburg, the Knicker
bocker, the HaytUde and the Manhass
MISS KENDIG'S TESTIMONY
'ECTION. IN ALL LEA-
THERS PATENT, KID,
THE NEW TAN SHADES
$6.50, $5.00, $5.0
TEN PERSONS PERISH.
With One Exception, All Vic
New York. March 3. Ten persons
lost their lives during the fire in the
five-story tenement house at 372 Forty
seventh avenue today.
Cut off from escape by the stair
way bving a seething mass of flames
nine Italians, ranging In age from
a girl of five to adults of sixty years,
and one Frenchman, were burned to
The remainder of the thirty-five
families residing In the structure were
either rescued or succeeded In effect
ing their own escape. Five people. In
cluding a policeman, were Injured by
flying glass and taken to hospitals.
One of the Injured was a one-year-old
At first It was believed the fire,
which had its origin In the front, was
encendiary. following a Black Hand
letter which an occupant of the build
ing received several months ago. Fire
marshals and police, after an Investi
gation, discredit this theory.
Firemen and policemen rescued
tunny of the occupants by swinging
ladders across the windows of neigh
. JEFFRIES WELCOMED.
Remarkable Demonstration Signalizes
His Advent Into New York.
New York. March 3. Pugilist James
Jeffries was accorded a remarkable
demonstration upon his arrival here
A crowd of nearly 2,000 people gather
ed at the Grand Central station and
wildly cheered the pugilist as he el
bowed his way to a carriage. Jeffries
Is accompanied by his wife and spar
ring partner, Sam Berger. Jeffries
said that he is feeling flrstrate, but
could not say definitely whether he
would again enter the prize ring or
not. He said he had been out of the
ring four years, and that might make
It impoosslble for him to attain strict
championship form again.
Wisner Under Bond.
Memphis, March 3. C. N. Wisner,
senior member of the firm of Wisner
ftCo., cotton brokers of Memphis, New
Orleans and Manchester, England, who
was arrested in New Orleans charged
with embezzlement on a complaint
made by B. C. Boyce, has arrived here.
He was given a preliminary hearing
and was released on $5,000 bond.
The specific charge against Wisner
Is that while cashier of the Lancashire
Compress company he sold some of
the machinery of the company and ap
propriated a little less than $3,000 to
his own ti -e. Mr. Wisner declined to
make a statemei't.
Young Lady's Evidence Is Out
of the Ordinary.
Austin, March 3 All of the house
rommlttee clerks, stenographers and
other employees, over a score In num
ber, examined Wednesday morning by
the committee apnointed at the insti
gation of Speaker eKnnedy to investi
gate the manner of employment of
each, amount of salary, how paid and
absences, excused and unexcused, only
one, the last to testify, gave evidence
which might be considered out of the
ordinary or calculated to cause any
Miss Jessie Kendlg stated that she
had been employed as stenographer
in the ttouse at a salary of $120 per
month, dating from Jan. 14 last, but
had only reported for duty last Fri
day, Feb. 27, her absence before that
haivng been excused by Speaker Ken
nedy. Miss Kendlg stated that her home
is la Kansas City, and that she was
f;oiifled of her appointment, dating
from Jan. 14, but was unable to leave
Kansas City at that time, notifying
Mr" Kennedy that she couldn't come
to Aua'L- until about March 1. and her
ab.-enc as excused, and the place
held for S r, she receiving the salary
as apreed.1 except for a reduction to
be mlide to pay somebody to do the
work which would have been required
of her had she ben here. This amount
she did not know, as she had not been
Informed. She supposed it would be
decided by ethers.
Miss Kendig testified that she had
received short Feb. 2i the sum of
$120 In payment for her first month's
salary, coming to her In the form of a
New York draft for $100 and a check
for $20. She was not asked, and did
not say whose check it was. She said
that she Is due money for forty-four
days' service, but understands, the
fourteen day' pay has been held back
for the work done by others for her.
Miss Kendig stated that she had
first been employed by Mr. Kennedy
at Mart, Tex., in June, liu6, and after
wards, through his influence, was ap
pointed by Speaker Love as stenogra
pher in the Thirtieth legislature.
When the legislature adjourned she
went to ,Waoo and worked for Mr.
Kennedy until August, 1!H'7. when she
returned to her home in Kansas City.
Afterwards she had refused several
offers from .Mr. Kennedy to return to
Waco and work, her mother being ill
and unable to spare her for over a
year.- and then when she wanted to
return to Texas. Mr. Kennedy had no
work to otter her. She said that Mr.
Kennedy had always, paid her prompt
ly, and owed her nothing: fisher,
that she had received, and expected to
receive, no part of the money paid her
as stenographer In the house.
House committee on revenue and
taxation reported favorably Mobley's
bill placing a gross receipts tax of
26 cents on stockyards, and also on
breweries. A minirlty report will be
The house adopted a resolution urg
ing congress to make an appropriation!
of $500,000 for the improvement of:
waterways of Texas and other states. I
The house passed to engrossment
the bill making more stringent the ;
law against barratry. It pased finally
Senator Cofer's bill regulating collec
tion of and assessment of taxes.
Cumberland Presbyterians Losa
Before Supreme Court.
Aiuun, aiarcn J. unionists won
out In the supreme court in the church
controversy between the Cumberland
Presbyterian church and the Presby
terian Church of the United States.
The supreme court has reversed the
judgment of the court of civil appeals,
and the judgment of the district court
of Marion county was affirmed.
, The case was styled William Clark
et at. vs. O. W. Brown et at. Suit was
Instituted by the church session of
the Cumberland Presbyterian church
against G. W. Brown et al., claiming
to be the church session of the Pres
byterian Church of the United States
at Jefferson. The object of the suit
was to recover from defendants cer
tain lots which were deeded by dif
ferent persons to trustees for the
Cumberland Presbyterian church.
In 19utj the two churches were unit
ed at a meeting of a Joint committee
from both churches. There was at all
times a strong minority which oppos
ed union, and which caused dissatis
faction, resulting in those who oppos
ed reunion claiming they constituted
the session of the Cumberland Pres
byterian church at Jefferson. Defend
ants in tne action were in possession
of tho property, and claimed that by
the union the property had been trans
ferred to the Presbyterian Church
of the United States. The case was
tried before a Judge without a Jury,
and judgment rendered in favor of
the Presbyterian Church of the United
States, but the court of civil appeals
reversed this judgment.
The supreme court held that the
general assembly of the Cumberland
Presbyterian church bad authority to
determine, from the provisions of Its
constitution, wether it had the power
to enter a union with the Presbyterian
Church of the United States, and hav
ing decided that it had such authority,
and having acted upon that decision,
civil courts had no power to reverse
Continuing, the court says: "Being
part of the Cumberland Presbyterian
church, the church at Jefferson was
by union incorporated Into the Pres
byterian Church of the United States,
and those members who recognize the
authority of the Presbyterian Church
of the United States are entitled to
possession and use of property sued
for." There Is over $1,000,000 worth
of property involved in this decision.
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J. N. COLE J. M. PAR1ER J. W. ENGLISH
BLIZZARD BESTS BERLIN.
Fifty People Seriously Injured by Fall
ing Upon the Streets.
Berlin, March 3. Berlin Is In the
grip of a blizzard. Snow fell heavily
all day. and traffic was almost at a
standstill. Fifty people have been se
riously hurt by falling on the streets.
Seeking New Material.
El Paso. March 3. Luther Burbank,
plant wizard, will visit the vicinity of
San Antonio and w-est Texas in April
for new grafting material. After de
veloping the thornless cactus for for
age, he Is now studying Mexico plants,
ell believes Texas offers a rare field
for making useless plants marketable
Disagreement With Santa Fe.
Weatherford. Tex., March 3. War
between merchants and the Santa Fe
railway has been precipitated follow
ing a conference lietween citizens and
officials. The former declare they will
route their business over other lines
unless the Santa Fe erects a new sta
tion. The road says it will consolidate
the two old station.-s.
After Cleburne Interurban.
Arlington, Tex.. March 3. Arling
ton Commercial club has appointed a
committee to propose to the Northern
Texas Traction Railway company
building the interurban to Cleburne
through Mansfield to connect with the
Fort Worth-Dallas line The club will
raise the necessary funds.
Passed Over Veto.
Phoenix, Ariz., March 3. The gov
ernor vetoed the educational qualifi
cation bill providing that voters must
be able to read a paragraph ot the con
stitution of the United States selected
at random. The bill was then passed
over the governor's veto. The local
option segregation bill was amended
and passed by the council and sent
back to the house.
Innsbruck, Austria. March 3. A de
tachment of six officers and twenty
five men of the Austrian army, report
ed overwhelmed by an avalanche near
Lafrann, have been rescued. They
were found In a tunnel, where they
had taken refuge. The tunnel was cov
ered with gnaw.
St. Louis, March 3. W. F. Woermr
was nominated for mayor on the sec
ind ballot by the Democratic city convention.
Twenty Prisoners Escape.
City of Mexico, March 3. Twenty
long-term prisoners escaped from the
fortress at Acapulco.
Great Many Witnesses May Be Called
Upon to Testify.
Austin, March 3. According to de
velopments, the senate Investigating
committee on the charges of Thomas
may be in session for a week or long
er. The committee, it Is understood,
has decided that witnesses will be ex
amined for alleged violations, not alone
tn the senate chamber aud committee
rooms, but also on the streets of Aus
tin and in the hotel lobbies Under
this decision there will be many more
witnesses to testify.
City Attorney Collins of Dallas is
to have introduced a bill amending the
city charter of Dallas so as to make
provision for the disposition of sew
erage in the Trinity river, which Is
now confined on account of the lock
ing of dams by the government. The
amount of bonds to be issued is not
mentioned in the bill.
STRONG ISSUES ADDRESS.
Freir-t Train Wrecked.
El Paso March 3. A Galveston,
Harrisburi? and San Antonio freight
train was wrecked west of here. An
unknown ran wa.i killed and Fireman
Fel x Wiluams seriously hurt.
Submission Is Not Defeated, and Con
test Will Se Renewed.
Dallas. March 3. In an address is
sued by Hon. Sterling P. Strong he
says the submission of prohibtion to
a vote of the people is not deefatd,
but merely postponed. Mr. Strong de
clares the contest will be renewed be
fore the next legislature.
Escape by Narrow Margin.
St. Louis, March 3 Wind that at
tained a velocity of forty miles per
hour razed tthe two-story brick struc
ture at Van and South Twelfth streets
early Wednesday. Samuel Wolf, his
wife and seven thildren. who were
sleeping on the second floor, escaped
Injury by a narrow margin.
Killed by Two Votes.
Helena, Bont.. March 3. In commit
tee of the whole the legislature, by
two votes, killed the Clayberg anti
Japanese bill, framed after the Califor
nia measure, prohibiting holding of
lands by orientals.
Dalhart, Tex., March 3. While mov
ing household goods from a car to
a ranch near Ware, Alsea Oliver, eight
een years old. was instantly killed by
the accidental discharge ot a shot
gun. The family Is from Rockwell
Objects to Paying Certain Taxes.
Chicago, March 3. Declaring that
she is not either "technically or le
gally a citizen," and cannot vote,
Viola Squirr objects to being forced
to pay personal property taxes. She
has thus expressed herself in a letter
to the county treasurer.
Enacting Clause Stricken Out.
Indianapolis, March 3. By vote of
26 to 23 the senate struck and the
enacting clause of the bill to repeal
the county local option law.
To Erect Large Building.
Washington, March 3. The Univer
sity club will erect a $350,000 building.
Could Not Endure Separation.
Philadelphia. March 3. Because her
father forbade her going with a boy.
Eleanor Fink, fifteen years old, suicid
ed: carbolic acid.
Not Worried by Mishap.
San Antonio, March 3. J. C. Wilson
of Haskell, Tex., was found beside the
Southern Pacific railway tracks with
one foot cut off. He was calmly smok
one foto cut off. He was calmly smok
ing a cigarette. He fell under the
wheels while en route to Mexico to
Four Fatalities by Blast
Butte, Mont.. March 3 By the pre
mature discharge of a blast in Dia
mond mine, nine men were killed.
They were smothered by a show of
Eggs, 10 .
Hens. $3.00, $3.50 and $4.00
Friers, $2.50, $2.75 and $3.00
Broilers, $2.00 to $2.50
Geese, $3.50 to $4.00, unplucked
Ducks, $3.00 to $3.5o
Guineas, $2.00 to $2.50
Roosters or old Democrats, $1.80 to
Demand is excellent for all kinds
of poultry. Egg market dull and os
V B. Hudson w. W.WlUoa
HUDSON. 4 .WILSON
Bryan and Franklin, fexaa.
A'lll practice In county, state and far
eral courta. Special attention to
business In Bratos and Rob
Bryau. Texa. iTanklia, Tex.
147 acres of land In the Moaea
Hughes survey, near Edge. Price
und ter.us reasonable.
Half acre of land with Improve
ments, one tpmmmtnrw.
, SO acr?s adjoining ". & M. Col
lege land on west side, near Provi
dence enured. Known as the George
190 acres, including Double Sulphur
springs, on Navasota river.
V. B. HUDSON.
J. W. BATTS
REAL ESTATE AGENT
i!le In Talisfe,ro Building. Op
posite Cturt House. Phre 37 1
Hee in office the only Kt of Abstract
Books of Brazos County I.ar.d Title
One blcwr,VVt!ll'LliJc' ol
town in good neighborhood;
enced with wire; shade trees;
price S300. Terms to suit
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