Weekly Courier-Times. (Tyler, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, December 30, 1910 Page: 1 of 6
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Wéekly (Courier-Tim es
Successor to Semi-Weekly Couricr-THue*.
TVLER, TEXAS, FRIO \Y, DECEMBER 80, 1910.
VOLCME XXVIII. NO. 32
FOUND WIFE AND
CHILDREN IN Kill
FARMER FI&DS WIFE AND TWO
CHILDREN DROWNING IN
WELL AT HOME.
NOTE LEFT ON TABLE
Unusual Tragedy Sadden the Holidays
of a Prosperous Texan Farmer.
Ill Health the Cause.
Anna, Texas, Dec,
find me and the chllder-
was the note which I
farmer living near hit .. id t-\
table when he entered his home.
paper on which note was written
hardly dry, and the farmer rushed lnlo
the yard and, to his horror, found his
wife and two daughters, one three
years old, the other three months of
' age, in the well. With the aid of
neighbors hastily summoned, Reeves
drew the bodies of the three from the
i well and attempts were made to resus-
citate them. The children were be-
yond revival, but the mother was not
dead. She has not yet regained con-
sciousness, however, and ii not ex-
pected to recover.
The note contained nothing to indi-
cate the cause of the mother's act,
bearing only the laconic information
to Reeves that he would And his fam-
ily In the well. However, Mrs. Reeves
has been in poor health for several
months, and this is believed to have
been the motive which inspired the
tragic act. .
WHITTLES HIS OWN TEETII.
Kentucky Majl Carrier Cracks Nuts
With Homemade Molars.
BUsabethtown, Ky., Dec. 28.—Frank
Forbls, ninety years old, who says he
la the oldest mall carrier In the XJnlted
States, having served nearly half a
century on a fifteen-mile run from
Mumfordvllle, the residence of Gen-
eral Simon Bollver Buckner, to Cub
Run, has applied to the government
for a pension.
"Uncle Frank," as he is called, Is the
proud possess or of several hickory
teeth, which he whittled' out on his
dally route. They fit perfectly, and
the owner says he "kin crack a wal-
nut" with them. Each tooth lasts sev-
eral Jears, and when one becomes
worn he immediately trims out an-
other. He has no use for a dentist.
A STEM HUT
A HOME WEDDING.
Claude Latta and Miss Eddie Cook
United In Marriage. Sundng,
Claude ■ Latta and Miss Eddie Cook
were' mauled ¡Sunday evening at the
home of :the- bride's sister. Mrs. Rob-
ert Kyle, 788 North Spring street.
Mr. LoMa^ia a nephew of Mr. S. S.
Latta aad ;Mta*«Cook is stenographer
for tl Moore «Grocery Company.
Rev. McLean performed the cere-
mony. • It was a quiet wedding, and
only the most Intimate friends' of the
bride and groom were present.
They are well known young people
and have many friends in Tyler and
Smith county, who extend best wlshc:'.
They are at home at 786 North
Spring street. -A FRIEND.
MENDS OF H. W. ACKER SUR-
PRISED HIM WITH NICE
The Courier-Times Is In receipt of
the following letter from Henry Acker,
special agent in Smith county for the
Farmers' Cooperative work, which ex-
"Thanks to the Corn Club Hoys of
Whitehouse. I wish to thank the
Corn Club Boys of WhUehouse,
through the Courier-Times, for the
nice five dollar Stetson Hat presented
to me as a Chrlstmes present by them.
I assure the boys that I appreciate
such a nice gift, and especially when
It comes Worn a company of young
soldiers who have enlisted in the
cause of better farming and us the
Whitehouse boys express It, (they are
determined to do something next
year,) when a boy has health, educa-
tion and determination, he has got a
fortune, whether' he has a dollar In
his pocket or not.
H. W. ACKER.
Speechless For Thanks.
SSole Dread. ,
Don't you dread the si-
lent watches of the night?
Martin—No; It's the cuckoo clocks
that glev me away.—Harper's Basar.
Mena, Ark.—"I find Cardui to be all
you represent," writes Mrs. H. B. York
of this city. "I suffered from wo-
manly ailments for nearly two years
before I tried Cardui. I have been
so relieved since taking it. I cannot
say enough in its praise. It has done
me a world of good, and I recommend
Cardui to all women." Cardui is over
fitfy years old, and the demand Is
greater today than ever. Cardui is
the standard tonic medicine for wo-
men of every age. Would you like
to be well and strong? Then take
Cardui. Its record shows that It will
help you. Begin today. Why wait?
The Wavy Field
of Creamy Corn
the Land of Maine
Tha cool nights and heavy morning dews make
■weat the tender ear and give to the luscious,
creamy grain, grown nowhere elae in the world,
the aignfneant name
That will delight «II of my customers
Price only /5c per ean
■t Vood Groceries
JESTER NATIONAL BAM
Tyler, Texaa $ *
TWO KILLED IN ,
FRENCH AVIATOR AND A PAS-
SENGER THE VICTIMS OF
FELL OVER FIFTY FEET
Mau'liini' Came Down in Front or An
Issy les Moullneaux, F-ancc, Dec.
28.—M. Laffort, the French aviator,
and M. Pola, u passenger, were In-
stantly killed when the former's ma-
chine fell from a height of fifty feet
LafTort was preparing to start for
Brussels in competition for the Auto
Club's prize for a lllght with a pas-
senger from Palis t < Brussels anil re-
A big crowd was present to witness
the ascension when, both to entertain
the spectators and test his machine,
Laffort circled above the aviation Held
several times. Suddenly the steering
Bear jammed anil the aeroplane drop-
ped to the ground. The occupants
were caught in the wreckage, and
were deud before aid could reaeh
RESPITE TOO LATE
TEXAN COMMITS SUICIDE TWO
HOURS BEFORE fío/ RNOR'K
Chapín. Texas, Dec. 28.—A few
hours before news of the granting of
a respite by Governor Campbell was
received at the Hidalgo county Jail at
Chapín. Bartolo Lopea, one of two
brothers sentenced to be hanged to-
day for the murder of Fred Luschcn,
a Mercedes farmer, hanged himself In
his cell. ,
A respite until January 10 was
granted by the Governor on the peti-
tion of a Mexican fraternal society,
which asked time'for the presentntlon
of new evidence.
PREACHER AND DEACON SCRAP.
Former Has His Nose Chewed Off niul
Latter Loses a Finger.
Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 28.—Losing
his razor early In a fight with Deacon
Morton Nichols, Rev. D. J. Jones, pas-
tor of Mount Zlon Baptist,church, col-
ored, reverted to natural tactics yes-
terday morning, and bit off Nichols'
nose. Nichols retaliated by chewing
off Rev. Mr. Jones' flnger.
Both appeared at the police station
bearing their disconnected members
which had been exchanged at the close
of hostilities. The pastor, against
whom a charge of maiming was
plaaed, was released on bond signed
by practically all the members of
Mount Zlon church. The trouble orig-
inated over church affairs.
THREE CHILDREN DEAD.
Swallow Quantity of Mistletoe Berrleh
and Death Follows.
Blythevllle, Ark., Dec. 28.—Three
small children of Mr. and Mrs. Sum
Grlffln are dead In their home net
Luxora, as a result of eating mlstletoel
berries. The children were sent to th-l
woods foAiollday decorations for the
Grlffln home, and on the way back
they swallowed quantities of the little
transparent berries. They became vi-
olently 111* All died within twenty,
four hours. This Is the second Int l
dent of this kind In this communIT*
In three years.
"I think you .aald, Rastus, that y t
had a brother In the mining bualnesa
\n the Weet"
"Tea boss; that's right."
'What kind of mining—gold minina
mining, copper mining?"
"No, aah; nonato* thoae. Kalaom
A ll-cent want ad for three dare In
>jday Mil jroarJ!
I roue tost i
•, #gww <
Appointment Is Fixed at $U.ao Per
Capita. Amounting to $0,39 ,7 I8,
Austin, Tex., Dec. 28.—The State
Department of Education received
from the printer a bulletin showing
the scholastic population and the
State apportionment of the available
schoolfund for the fiscal year 1910-
1911. The total scholastic census is
968,269, the amount appropriated at
I6.S0 per capita, |6,293,748. The co-
unties receiving an apportionment
number twenty-four and the independ-
ent school districts 646.
The census shoWB seventy-one blind,
208 deaf and dumb and 282 feeble-
minded children shown In the ceusus
exceeds the unmber of deaf and dumb
sind blind Is regarded by advocates of
a State school for feeble-minded chil-
dren as an evidence of the correctness
of their contention. This has recent-
ly been recommended by several State
officials, among them Supt. Williams of
the Deaf and Dumb Institute and Supt.
C. L. Gregory of the North Texas In-
BALL WILL BE
THE BIGGEST EVER
OVER SEVEN THOUSAND INVITA-
TIONS ISSUED FOR <iOVF.lt.
Austin. Texas, Dee. 28.—Chairman
liognn of the governor's ball commit-
tee today slid the demand for Invita-
tions Is greater than the committee
anticipate.!. ¡-¡< ven thousand five hun-
dred Invitations were printed, and al-
ready the demand exceeds that num-
ber. Several legislators have request-
ed as many as 300.
FIRE AT DALLAS.
Ten Thousand Dollar Loss Sustained
Dallas, Dec, 28.—Fire early yester-
day morning In the drug store of J.
B. McFarland, Kim and Hawkins
streets, caused damage to stock and
building estimated at ten thousand
dollars. Prompt work of the firemen
prevented serious results.
Six fires during the night, and eight
Monday night, leads the authorities to
believe an organized band of Incendia-
rles are at work.
Boy Accidentia' Injured.
Knnls, Tex.. Dei'. 28.—Joe Hawkins,
a young lad of this city, came near
getting an eye put ont Sunday by a
shot from an air gun in the hands of
a playmate. His wound, It Is thought,
will not prove serious, though the shot
barely missed the eye.
COTTON BELT DOING
PRESIDENT COMMERCIAL CLUB
RECEIVES LETTER FROM
,?. F. LEHANE.
BIG EXPLOSION IN
EL PASO SMELTER SCENE OF AN
ACCIDENT RESULTING IN
LOSS OF MANY LIVES.
CAUSE NOT YET KNOWN
Flrin Owning Property Said to lie See-
oiid Largest In World—New York
the Headquarter .
El Puso, Texas, Dec. 28.—A terrllle
explosion occurred ut the El Paso
smelter, five miles from this city, ut
10 oV-'lock this morning, and a tele-
phone message says a large part of the
plant was destroyed ana many men
The cause Is yet unknown. Report-
ers are hurrying to the scene in nuto-
The plant Is owned by the Amerl-
aen Smelting arjd Ueflning Company,
an.i Is said to be the second largest In
the world. The headquarters of the
company are in New York.
Oltlcc For Rent.
Large front room. North Broadway;
convenient and airy. See S. H. Cox.
MISSOI'RI, KANSAS AND OKLAIIO-
M\ vfsiTÉD BV RAIN THAT
WAS BADLY NEEDED.
Kunsas t'lty,' Dec. 28.—A serious
drouth In Missouri, Kansas and Okla-
homa was broken by a generous rain-
full last night.
The longest drouth In the history of
Kansas City, according to the weather
bureau, which was established twenty-
two years ago, wan broken.
"WOTLYUIIAV" l>E\l> DIALECT.
Dry Tongue Will I'tter It No More In
New Ilochelie, N. J.. Dec. 28.—
"Treating" Is doomed In New Ilo-
chelie, If Theodore Tegtmeyer and
thirty of his friends win the other resi-
dents to their view. They organized
an antl-treating society, each signing
the following pledge:
"l hereby agree not to treat or be
treated In any saloon or hotel In Ne^v
The penalty for violating this pledge
Is fifty cents for each offense.
"Ninety-nine cascH out of a hundred
of Intoxication are the result of the
treating custom, which has come to
be one of the greatest evils of the
day," said Tegtmeyer. lie Is the so-
NATURAL GAS FRANCHISE.
II. 10. Byrne, president of the Com-
mercial Club, has received a letter
from Colonel .1. F. Lehane. general
freight and passenger agent for the
St. Louis Sotuhwestern Railway Com-
pany, In which he states that In or-
der to show what his company is doing
in the line of advertising the resources
of this section, he was settling him
copies of the St. Louis Times, Globe-
Democrat and St. Louis Star, each pa-
per containing a full page advertise-
ment, entitled, "Glad Hand to the j
These advertisements give notice of i
ho¡re-seekers' excursions here from
>h< north from January .1 to January
17. 1911, with a twenty-five days' lim-
it. The rates on these excursions are
cheap, and the secretary of the Com-
mon Ini Club of Tyler will wire Guy
L. Stewart of St. Louis tonight or to-
morrow Inviting these home-seekers
to stop In Tyler and Smith County
three or four days. jThe probabilities
are that theae northerners will avail
themaelvea of this Invitation, as a num-
ber of them have had literature on
the great poaelbtlttles of Smith county
gotten out by the Commercial Club
and distributed free throughout the
north and east by Guy 1* Stewart In-
dustrial agent (or the St Louis South-
Wlclilta Falls Goto Lowest Rale
Any Town In Southwest.
Wichita Falls, Dec. 28.-—The city
council today granted to J. W. Cul-
berson and associates n twenty-five-
year franchise to supply natural gns.
The franchise provides that six rents
per 1,000 feet of gas will be charged
for manufacturers and fifteen cents
per 1,000 feet for domestic use. Thlf
la the lowest price ever asked In the
Got It Exact.
"Why is It that the butcher alwuy
sends me more meat than I order,
never by any chance less?" complain-
ed a young housekeeper to her hus-
"Let me give him an order," said
he, and, stepping to the telephone, he
called up the market.
"Send me two pounds oí porter-
house," he ordered, "and, say, If you
can't cut two pounds, make It a pound
and a half."
He got the two pounds by the next
delivery.—Ne wTork Sun.
We aell. forty yarda good calico
la loom and remnants for 11.00 gt
buy of Brown
a ■ i
ICE CHOPPED FOR IMMERSION.
Falrvlew Church Revival Ends With
Fulton, Mo., Dec. 28.—A two weeks'
revival conducted at the Falrvlew
church resulted In twenty conversions,
and twenty converts have been Im-
mersed In Auxvasse creek.
The lee In the creek was chopped
away to permit carrying out the rellg-
yhe meetings have been In charge
of the Rev. Mr. Kelly and ? Rev.
John Penn of Columbia. ' ,
"What are you in such a rush
"Promised to meet my wife at 3
o'clock down at the corner."
"Well, there's no hurry. It Isn't 4
o'clock yet."—Farmers' Union Guide.
FOUND A DEAD
BODY IN PASTURE
MAN'S THROAT WAS CUT FROM
EAR TO EAR—RAZOR LAY
BY HIS SIDE.
Brownwood, Tex., Dec. 28.—The un-
identified body of a man Is at an un-
dertaking establishment here, where
It was brought last night from a lonely
thicket In a pustule, three miles west
of Brownwood, where a youth discov-
ered the body. The man's thront wis
cut from ear to ear and a new rar.or
was found by his side. Mystery sur-
rounds the affair, although the Coro-
ner's verdict was suicide. The dead
man's overcoat was folded under his
head and he was lying on his back.
A paper In his pocket bore the name
of J. Muelkln.
Bryan, The Bookihun Is Showing Many
Now Things For tlin Office Man.
Bryan, the bookman, Is showing a
very fine line of writing desks and
office supplies of all kinds. All the
late novelties for the convenience of
the office are exhibited. Bryan Is de-
termined that Tyler shall have as com-
plete a stock of office supplies as are
to be found in liny small city of Texas,
and hence he- has recently added n
complete stock of this kind., Our citi-
zens who contemplate laying In a sup-
ply of blank books, desks, letter files,
pencils, typewriter supplies, should
not fall to see Bryan, the bookman.
SNOW AND IAIN
NORTH CENTRAL STATES
GRASP OF A WET COLD
Cold Wave Is Passing Tows
East—Colder Weather :
Chicago, Dec. 38.—A
heavy snow, melting in
to the south Into a heav;
rain like a regular
swept over the north
early today. The telegra
phone wires were broke!
sage service was almost
In the northern portion
Milwaukee and Lansln
at the north end of the stof
heavy snow I.to a depth
ten Inches wab reported.
the snow changed to ral^/p
nessee became oM^nsefojP
Weather Forecaster Cuthbert sat<l
today that except for slight' ahowers
or slight snow fall this afternoon or
evenln, the storm had passed to the
eaat. Freezing weather tonight and
threatening cloudy weather Thursday
Aged Negro Struck by Train.
Palestine, Tex., Dec, 28,—Houston
Hooker, a negro about 70 years old,
was struck by northbound Internation-
al and Great Northern pasaengér train
No. 2 Monday afternoon about a m
mile from me city-tfmi
fatally injured. His nose was broken,
his shoulder dislocated and other In-
juries were sustained, Hooker was
sitting on the cross-ties asleep when _
struck by the pilot of the engine, and
on adcouni of his advanceif years may
The Gas Company Is now ready to
deliver gas. Cook nnd heat with gns.
Phone Oil. tf
Waco, Tex., Dec. 28.|
curiosity Is being disp
Dr. J. H. Max, being '
as a pictured rattler,
killed In a woodpile thre^
east of this city. After
despatched, the bust flgtl
was observed on the baj
tier's head. The man|
RESTAURANT AND GROGER!I
Sell Gro :eries Lt who'esa'e prices.
Biggest wood yard in Tyler. Four foot heater andl
Delivered in your yard. Doing business nipht and day
New Phone /9 Old Pi
opposite Union Depot
Watch for the White Front Dinner, 25 cents. Best in J
Short orders at all hours, day or night.
W. M. GRIMES A SON. Rroprietoi
Wood! Wood! Woi
We make a specialty of heater wood at $5.Q
per cord of three loads. Four foot and he
wood on hand.
Prompt Delivery of all
R. A. TROUSDA]
Old Phone 584
Yard on I.
Oí Tyler, Texas
CAPITAL, SURPLUS &
GUS F. TAYLOR
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