The Caldwell News-Chronicle (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 5, Ed. 1 Friday, June 18, 1897 Page: 1 of 8
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The Caldwell News-Chronicle.
CALDWELL, BURLESON COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1897.
J. P. Cobb,
ONE < CASH < PRICE < ONLY.
My business is a success because oí the fact that it was built
upon the right principles. Here are some of the pillars upon which
it was founded:
Buy from first hands, or as nearly so as possible.
Handle good honest goods—no trash—mark the prices right
and in plain figures.
Above all things be honest, deal square, if it kills.
Create as little expense as possible, and have none that is
unnecessary. By all means have system and stop the leaks.
Treat everybody as nearly alike as possible and have but one
price to all.
Keep right abreast in the styles of goods, with the larger
towns, always be on the alert.
Keep everlastingly at it. Attend strictly to your own knitting.
Don't look at the little profit on a single article, but figure the
profits on a large volume of business.
With the co-operation of a good set of employes, such as I
have always had, what business would not succeed on this founda-
"THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU ACT ONCE," is an
old proverb, but a good one.
"LOOK AROUND BEFORE YOU BUY," would be an
up-to-date application of this proverb, and that is what I advise you
to do. What my competitors sa> is one side of the story, the other
side—my side—is corroborated by the amount of business I do. As
I have before stated, and now repeat, I sell more dry goods, diess
goods, shoes, hats, clothing and millinery for cash than any two
stores in Burleson connty. Make the pricey right and the trade
will do the rest.
J. F. COBB.
J. F. Cobb,
"My Mamma Does Too,"
Says another little tot, "because she says she can send any of us chil-
dren here to buy for her and know we will not be overcharged for goods, but
will pay the same prices she or anyone else would pay, and at prices that are
ur Own Knitting
Life is too short and profits altogether too
small for us to attempt to attend to other
people's business and our own too.
Iietice we have always kept everlastingly
at it, attending strictly to our own knit-
ting and it has brought us success.
J. F. COBB.
BURT'S CASE AFFIRMED.
Austin, Tex., June 9.—The
court of criminal appeals affirmed
the judgment of the district court
of Travis county 'n the case of W.
K Burt, convicted for the rauider
of hia wife and two children, with
the penalty assessed at dtath.
<' tirg iv oil the factf, the
"The evidence in thin caHe,
though circumstantial, establishes
beyond all controversy that ap-
pellant killed his wife* and two
little child]en. This being the
case, under the circumstances at
tending thu hon,icicle, he was evi-
dently guilty of murder of the
biyhe-t degree, if sane. The de-
fense was insanity. The question
•f fact whether tlie appellant was
aane or insane was tubroitted to
the jury; the evidence is conflict-
ing. We are of the opinion, how-
AT-er, that the great weight of the
t timony is in favor of the B ini'y
of the defendant; but be this as h
may, the jury h«H settled the ques-
tion, and we think they have set-
tled it properly."
Tho opinion of the oourt win
deli vered by Presiding Judge
Hurt, and in commenting upon
the rule as to tho burden of proor,
he says: "The cju't charged that
the burden was upon the accused
to show his insanity. My opinion
upo;) this subject b ta oem ex-
pressed, and 1 can tuld nothing
to what I said in King's ca^e (I)
Appeals, 515), but the majority of
this court hold that the charge
upon thin subject as submitted to
the jury in this caso is oorreet.
The rule in Texas is unbroken in
support of the charge as given iu
this case upon the question of iu-
Bamoi'r snow at C. A. Broad-
dos' nr xt door to the post office.
Ron Hilary in Dispiite
Temple, Texas, June 15—A de-
cision last week handed down by
Judge Hurt in the court of appeals
mokes it necessary that the boun-
dary line between Bell and Wil-
liamson counties bp established by
a joint survey. I'll * noint was
raided by Attorney Jim McMahon
in some capes in the Williamson
county county court, in which Mr.
McMahou defended parties who
live in Bartlett, the charges being
commission from each oounty re-
surveying the line.
Two I >n ni ají o .Suits.
There were two damage suits
filed yesterday in the office ot the
clerk of the civil district court,
one by Ab'am Ed«*l against the
San Antonio Etpress for $50,000
damages, the other by Mrs. Fan-
nie B. Hughes against Prank
Dunn for $15,000.
In the euit ngaiuH the Express
for selling liquor in a local option the cause of ac'ion grows out of
precinct. It was claimed by the circumstanc e that the Ex-
State that Clark street in Hartlett! Pre,,s, together with several other
wbh the county line and that on
the Williamson county side of the
t-trtetlooal option law prevailed.
The defense put up the plea that
the county line was some dibtance
over into what was generally ac-
cepted as Williamson county, and
papers of more or le*s importaac i
both in and out of Texas, pub-
lished Abraham Edel, instead of
Sol Edel, aH the man who wa-t
charged to have been implicated
with Walter Hughes in the alleged
attempt to kid tap Frank Dunn's
that all of Clark street was iu , child for a $40,000 ransom.
Bell county. The case was lost! Abraham Edel is a brother of
in the lower court, but, as etated, | Sol Edel and a well known drum-
in the court of appeals the judge | mer. He claims that hia good
reversed the case, giving as his name and reputation has been
opii ion that the preponderance ot (iunriagud to the amount set forth
evidence w nt to show that the al- j„ Jjjj, petition by th'i publication
in the Exprers, imp'icatinghim in
the affair. Ferryman Si Bullitt
are counsel for the plaintiff.
In the other casi*, growing out
of tho same allair, Mrs. Fannie B.
wiuow of Walter B.
leg'd offense was committed
Thin dt'd-inn will mnki a b'g
diflnr<-nce in the affair of Bartlett
and of the two counties. If Bell
oounty doe really extend to where
claimed, it will give to Bell county Hughes,
the piincipal street in Bartlett, us Hughes, who was k'Ued while at-
well pr a strip of territojy that is tempt ng to enter Frank Dunn's
, exceedingly rich and that has been house iu this city on the uight of
peying heavy taxes to Williamson March 17, is the plaintiff, and sha
county mi/I that contains a good sues Frank Dunn tor $15,000 dam-
¡chunk of cemociali) vote* that sges for depriving hei of her bus-
w< uld be we!ciMH«d by the politi- band and his support.
As the situation stands, laws,
taxes and elections will be in a
held.t p i-tute until the boundary
dispute ran be adjusted, which j other drinks at C. A. Broaddus,
w uld he accomplished by a joint 'next door to the poatoffice, 5c.
In this case Her ry S. Williams
is counsel for plaintiff.
Ice cream, summer snow and
Death at Brenham.
Brenham, Tex., June 15.—David
A. Forline, sixty-three years old,
traveling salesman for the Hender-
son Woolen Mills of St. Louis,
died Sunday nipht at the Exohange
notel from paralysis of the solar
plexis. Mr. Forline purchased a
ticket to Caldwoll Sunday morn-
ing. By mistake he boarded the
Central instead of the Santa Fe
passenger and did not ditcover
error until he had been carried
about half a mile from town.
There is only a quarter of an
hour's diflereuce in the leaving
lime of the noon trains, and in en-
deavoring to get back to the sta-
tion in time for the north bound
Santa Fe, Mr. Forline became
overheated, and being very thirety
drank a quantity of ice water. On
his way back to the hotel, having
missed the train, he became very
sick, and was compelled to Btop at
Lubk's stable and request that a
physician be summoned. Dr.
Williamson came and adminis-
tered an opiate and had the sick
roan carried to the Exchange hotel.
In spite or the utmost skill of the
physician he grew steadily worse,
dying a little alter nine o'clock
Sunday night. His brother, Dr.
H. H. Forline, of Houston, was
notified by wire, and came up on
the midnight Santa Fe, but too
late to see his brother alive. The
dead man was well • known
throughout this portun of the
state, where he has traveled for
many years. His fnmily, consist-
ing of wife, son and daughter, re*
side in St. Louis, and were noti-
fied of the sad occurrence. lie had
been subject to heart lailure for
The remains were shipped to
St. Louis Monday night.
He Allowed Them to Go.
Tyler, Texas, June 16.—Lin-
dale oitizens, against whom affi-
davits were filed by Sheriff Smith
charging them with the murder
of Will Jones, oame to Tyler today
in answer to warrants issued by
Justice of the Peace Paulson, who,
after hearing arguments from both
sides, turned the men looBe, stat-
ing that the men having already
been tried at Lindale, and as the
warrants had not been served un-
til after this trial he had no juris-
diction over them. Therefore the
action of the Lindáis oourt re-
mained unchanged, which was
placing a thousand dollar kond for
each of the men.
Thus was one oi the most re-
markable examining trials per-
haps, ever held in Texas, disposed
of. District Attorney Smith says
he is satisfied with the action of
the court today, and would have
nothing else to say in the matter.
Hempstead, Texas, June 14.—
The city fathers have advanced
another step. They have passed
an ordinance to stop hogs from
roaming at large to the discomfort
of the average citizen.
The Waterwoiks oompany ex.
pects to furnish'lights by July I
and water by July 15. This com-
pany will construct a cold s .orage
house in connection with their ice
Over $40,000 worth of c>rn ant
other feed Btuft's have been brought
into Waller county as a conse-
quence oí the fhort corn crop.
We have jUBt received a full lino
)f samples of weeding snd h«'l in-
vitations, programs, and all kinls
of fancy stationery. When in
need of anything in that line call
at the Nkp M'Chkond i e office ar.d
you will find our work strictly up.
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Rust & Joiner. The Caldwell News-Chronicle (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 5, Ed. 1 Friday, June 18, 1897, newspaper, June 18, 1897; Caldwell, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169158/m1/1/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library.