The Schulenburg Sticker (Schulenburg, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 18, 1906 Page: 2 of 8
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The Schulenburg Sticker
RAYMOND WINPREE, Editor.
SCHULENBURG, : : TEXAS.
EVENTS OF EVERYWHERE.
Women's ideas of good form usu-
ally based on what it suits them tc
Mrs. Chadwick, sentenced to ten
years in the penitentiary at Columbus,
O., for conspiracy to wreck a National
bank, will be incarcerated in a few
days to begin the sentence.
There Is* strong talk of electing
President Roose.v.ell to the presidency
of Chicago University upon the ex-
piration of his term as President of
the United States. . ;
The French bankers have definitely
decided to make a short time advance
of $50,000>000 to Russia at 5 1-2 per
cent, interest plus 2 per cent commis-
sion. The loan is to be guaranteed by
the Russian State railroads.
A New Jersey millionaire has made
a will, bequeathing at the deaUi of his
wife, half a million dollars in Tuske-
gee Normal Institute, Booke:* Wafihii.g-
ton's school. The present endowment
Charges against J. W. - Reynolds,
nominated by the President as secre-
tary for New Mexico, were considered
by the Senate Committee on Terri-
tories and the confirmation will be
held up until they can be investigated.
Rates have been agreed upon by the
Tev.as %roads for the coming cattle-
men's convention in Dallas and the
fat stock show in Fort Worth- Both
rates are to be on the convention ba-
sis, it is announced.
Word was received at Lampasas that
Walter Harris, son of Fleming J. Har-
ris a prominent citizen of that city,
was killed Thursday in a mining camp
in Mexico. He was struck by an ore-
laden car and killed instantly.
Gray-haired and bent with age,
Samuel Lee, who claims to be a grand-
son of Major General Charles Lee, of
revolutionary fame, was an applicant
for lodging at the Harrison street po-
lice station, Chicago.
James Sanders and Mary Williams,
wo negroes, are held for the mur-
der of Charley Few, of Stamps, Ark.,
last Wednesday. The jury was out
36 hours. The prisoners were re-
moved to Lewisville for safe keeping.
It is stated that President Castro will
offer for sale to the highest bidder the
concession for the asphalt lakp at
ALL OVER TEXAS.
Guanoco, of which the New York and
Bermudez company was deprived about
. a year arid a half ago." ; V
It fs stated by parties in a position
to know, that Waco stands -an ex-
cellent opportunity to be .the head-
quarters in Texas for a chain of wire-
less telegraph stations which will" be
established from New York to San
Poultney Bigelow, a newspaper
correspondent, has been sending out
some "hot stuff" al out. Panaman con-
ditions and about the canal and its
conditions, prospects and environ-
ments, and is now before a congres-
The Santa Fe is doing an enormous
grain business for export through Gal-
veston, its business being restricted
only by the number of cars it can se-
cure. The exports of com through
Galveston for Mexico have fallen off to
some extent owing to the increased du
ty effective Jan. 1.
* Marshall Field, the Chicago mer-
chant prince, is suffering from pneu-
monia in New York City.
Willie Lewis a^d Willie Fitzger-
ald Friday night fought twenty:flve
rounds to a draw at Colma, Calif.
Eleven banks of the city of Mexi-
fcave concluded arrangements for es-
tablishing a clearing house. This in-
stitution is made necessary on ac-
count of the great increase in bank
The supreme court of Mexico has
declined to grant a stay of execution
in the case of three Americans, Mar-
tifi, Richardson and Hart, recently sen-
tenced at Chihuahua to be shot for
^purdering people to secure insuranoe
on their lives.
At a special meeting of the City
Council a franchise was granted to the
Creen, I. T., Electric Light and
wer Company, composed of local
capital, to establish a system for the
Permanent organlzatio of the Farm-
ers' Union for Indian Territory will be
perfected at South McAlester March
IV. Recently Indian Territory organi-
zation withdrew from the Oklahoma
body because of differences in matters
At Jackson, Miss., while Wesley
Powell, a negro, was beating his wife
his mother-in-law, Jen Richardson, ap-
peared on the scene. Powell pointed
bis pistol at her and she dropped dead
r 'KfifeS • H
The man who likes to wash dishes
will never have to go very far to find
Him. -Ffirg. .Kyle is • grooming Rev.
Josephus Johnson, pastor of the Free
Presbyterian. church at Austin, for
chaplain of the House.
Congressman Jack Beall has intro-
duced a bill providing for the return
to the Southern people of money now
held in the treasury from cotton con
fiscated-during the civil war.
The contractors for the new bank
building for the State Bank of Canton
have completed their work and the
bank is now domiciled in its new quar-
Parties from Sutton County report
that sheep men are experiencing, much
difficulty in getting herders. They are
offering $50 per month for work and
are anxious for help. ,
R. L. McMillan, night Police Cap-
tain of Dallas, against whom charges
were made before a recent grand jury,
has resigned and his resignation has
Girardi Francisco, aged 7 years, is
dead from lockjaw, induced by a toy
pistol wound sustained about a week
ago. His residence was League City,
and he was brought to Galveston for
Tax collections are pouring into
Austin at a lively rate and the indi-
cations point -that the collections this
month will even exceed the sum oi
$450,000, the amount estimated by the
The first annual poultry show under
the auspices of the Lamar County
Poultry Association 'was opened at
Paris Friday afternoon in a large build
ing on Grand avenue. There are
nearly 200 coops entered.
The Industrial Association of Tex-
ts Railroads held its fourth quarterly
and second annual session at San An-
tonio Friday, and for three hours dis-
cussed various matter concerning the
industrial development of this state.
I. L. Cohen, who represents an East-
ern .concern, has closed the trade with
the Dallas Consolidate Railway com-
pany, for the sale of 500 tons of steel
rails, tq.be used in making improve-
ments on the car line in that city.
J. H- Sutton, an old gentlemen liv-
ing near Harrison, McLennan County,
died within a few seconds Thursday,
the cause probably being heart faiil-
ure. He had gone to Waco on busi-
ness, and stopped in East Waco for
a short time, taking sick suddenly and
expiring in a few seconds.
Word is received of the assassina-
tion of Ellis Brown, a negro 60 years
old. He is said to have just stepped
out of the cabin of Josephine Evans
on the Briscoe place, near Richard,
when he received the contents of both
barrels of a shotgun, killing him al-
James W. McLean, of the Firm oi
McLean and Mudge, of the Menger
hotel, San Antonio, was found dead in
bed Thursday morning. Death was
caused by heart asthma. Deceased
was fifty-three years old. He was a
cousin of John R. McLean, proprietor
of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Though having traveled half around
the world and having received like a
rOyal princess, Miss Roosevelt is still
democratic in her ideas and loyal to
her own country. In proof of this
she will have every article of her
trousseau made in this country.
Creasy Shepard, a negress, died a
few days ago at Hempstead at the ad-
vanced age of 102 years. She was not
a sufferer from any particular com-
plaint, and her demise is due perhaps
entirely to Old age.
Frank Potter, one of the best known
engineers in the southwest, died ct
Denison Thursday of blood poison.
Hoodlums in McLennan County are
causing trouble among farmers by
posting whitecapping notices on the
negro tenant houses on the farms.
The decision of the United States
circuit court of appeals reversing the
Lamar .County local option matter and
having the effect of permitting local
option to be enforced in the county has
been handed down.
A grain and cotton warehouse wall
fell at Waxahachie a few days since
involving a loss of about $2,000.
Will Hughes, a negro man employed
on John McBee's farin, two miles
southwest of Petty, dropped dead while
out in the lot feeding the stock.
Chief Preacott, of the Waco Fire
Department, has modernized his cart
by the addition of electric lights,
which are fed by storage batteries and
which can be turned on and off at
The Yellow Pine, Sash Door and
Blind Manufacturers' association met
at Raleigh,'N. C., with over thirty
plants represented. It was agreed to
increase the price on common doors
10 per cent, other prices to continue
as at present.
TEXANS LINED UP
DELEGATES TO WATERWAYS CON-
VENTION HELD A CAUCUS.
A HEW POLICY FOR CONGRESS
Make Appropriations Every Year In-
stead of According to the Ex-
igencies of the Times.
"Washington, Jan. 15.—The Texans
who have come to Washington to at-
tend the National. Waterways Conven-
tion, which will begin its sessions to-
day, held a meeting yesterday evening
at the Riggs House, to choose the
state's representatives on the various
committees and discuss" questions of
policy in a general way. There were
twenty-five or thirty at the meeting,
including most of the Texa£ Congress-
' Mayor Baker of Waco was chair-
man of the meeting. Congressman
Burgess wa« selected.to represent the
state on the committee on resolu-
tions, Col. Cowart of Dallas on the
committee on organization and Judge
Eugene Williams of Waco on the
committee on credentials. Col. Wal-
ter Greshman of Galveston was chos-
en to be chairman of the delegation,
and C. S. E. IJolland the state's vice
Remarks on the general subject of
rivers and harbors improvement and
as to the policy which the delegation
ought to pursue in the convention were
made by Col. Gresham and Col. Cow-
art, Congressman Burgess, Burleson,
Field, Beall, Henry, Sheppard and
Gregg, Judge WJilliam's and M. S. Mun-.
son of Angleton also spoke.
Among those present, aside from the
Congressmen and those whose names
have already been mentioned, were:
Jchn J. Moody of Brazoria; T. E.
Mtsterson of Angleton, E. P. Hoefle
erf Adriance, Louis P. Featherstone
and T. D. Gresham of Galveston,
Thomas H. Clark and A. W. May of
Dallas and C. S. E. Holland of Vic-
toria. A sufficient number of others
is expected this morning to make the
Texas delegation fifty.
It is thought the convention will
pass resolutions demanding that here-
after Congress discharge the duty it
assumed when it took control of the
waterways by making annual appro-
priations for their improvement and
maintenance. Heretofore appropria-
tions far this work have been made
only at such times as the exigencies
o£ politics permitted. This, it is held,
Is not only wrong in principle but
wasteful as a method. The conven-
tion will probably declare that the. im-
provement of the waterways of th'e
country is a certain way of guarding
against extortion from railway com-
Candidate for Speakwer^ .
Austin, Texas: Representative T.
B. Love of Dallas, who was here yes-
terday, and who is a candidate for
Speaker of the next House, informed
Col. John L. Peeler of this city that
he (Love) has ninety-five pledges from
131 of the old members to vote for
him as Speaker. However, Col. Peel-
er decided to make the -race for
Speaker, and made formal announce-
ment yesterday. Mr. Love claims
$hat some of these pledges are from
members south of Austin,'and a large
number south of Waco. Col. Peeler
fcays he will have to be shown.
Taft's Fiduciary Scheme. *
Washington: The senate finance
committee will meet an Tuesay to take
up Senator Bailey's resolution calling
for an investigation of the monetary
agreement put into effect on the Isth-
mus of Panama, whereby the canal
commission guarantees to maintain
the standard of the Panama currency.
Secretary of War Taft, who negotiated
the agreement when he visited the
isthmus more than a year ago, is ex-
pected to appear before the commit-
Dr. Briggs Found Dead.
Hearne, Texas: A telephone mes-
sage was received here from Easter-
ly stating that Dr. W. B. Briggs, secre-
tary of the Brazos Valley Medical As-
sociation, had been found dyad in his*
"house. A week before Christmas he
told some of his friends that he was
going to visit a rela'ive ir. Galveston
a few days, and when an entrance was
forced into his house he was found
dead. The body way in a bad state
of decomposition, and it was thought
ho had been dead tbout two weeks.
Liabilities Over a Million.
Cleveland: In well Informed finan-
cial circles it is said that the liabilities
oi* the firm of Denison, Pryor & Co.
will aggregate not less than $1,200,000,
and that possibly the sum may be
high as $1,500,000.
Mason Man's Leg Crushed.
Mason, Texas: W. W. Weaver of
Fredonia had his leg badly crushed a
few days ago with a stump roller. It
Is feared amputation may be necessary.
THE SPLIT HAS COME.
France Has Severed Relations with
Caracas, Jan. 15.—The Venezuelan
government having continued to ab-
stain from renewing relations with
France through M. Talgtiy, the French
Charge d'Aft'aires, Mr. Russell, the
American "Minister, Wednesday after-
noon delivered a note to Venezuela on
behalf of France, severing relations be-
tween the two countries. The archives
of France remain in the hands of Mr.
Russell. M. Taigny has been recalled.
Washington, Jan. 15.—Mr. Russell,
the American Minister at Caracas, has
notified the state department of his
action in delivering a note to the
Venezuelan government on behalf of
France severing diplomatic relations
between the two countries, as stated
in the Associated Press diSpatch from
Conforming to the request of the
French government, Mr. Russell will
look after such interests of France and
French subjects as may require im-
mediate attention until such time as
France and Venezuela may resume
friendly relations. The state depart-
ment's advices are belated and come
by way of the Island of Trinidad.
The department was without any ad-
vices from Mr. Russell yesterday, and
it is stated no fresh instructions have
been sent him.
BOY SPORTSMAN KILLED.
Received the Entire Charge of a Shot-
Gun Through the Lung.
Dallas, Texas: Eddie Morris, the
10-year-old son of J. W. Morris, was
accidentally shot and almost instantly
killed while out hunting with his fath-
er and older brother a few miles south
of the city yesterday. The party was
equipped with a j>ump gun or . a maga-
zine shotgun, with which Mr. Morris
claims unfamiliarity, and it seems that
a shell had been unintentionally left
in the magazine.
The older boy had just fired the
gun and was handing it to the young-
er brother when the fatal shot was
fired. It was not thought the gun
carried any loads, and the usual care
was not exercised in taking the gun.
The entire charge from a No. 12 cart-
ridge entered the left lung of the little
fellow, and death was almost instan-
FURNITURE CAR TRAGEDY.
Body of Man Found Who Had Been
Murdered in It.
Mashall, Texas, Jan. 15.—Late yes-
terday afternoon a message was re-
ceived here to the effect that a negro
was found dead under a bridge by
the section foreman at mile post No.
950 on the Louisiana division of the
Texas & Pacific railway. This is sup-
posed to be the body of the victim
who was thought to have been mur-
dered in the furniture car that ar-
rived in this city Saturday morning
with the pool af blood in it.
Jerome at Patrick Hearing.
New York: District Attorney Je-
rome will go to Albany to be presen*
at the hearing before Governor Hig-
gins on the petition for clemency in
the case of Albert T. Patrick, who is
sentenced to die the week of Jan. 22
lor the alleged murder of William M.
Rice. Mr. Jerome will, it is believed,
oppose any form of clemency being
granted to the condemned man.
Northern Pacific Loss.
Spokane, Wash.: In a decision
mainls against the Northern Pacific
Railway Company, the register and re-
ceiver of the United States Land Of-
fice at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, held that
the vast tract of Itnd held in Shoshone
county claimed by the railroad as non-
mineral ore was mineral in character,
and therefore a part of the public
domain. The land is valued at $500,-
Temple Was Dry.
Temple, Texas: The city authori-
ties have taken hold of the matter
of Sunday violations, and as a con-
sequence all of the cold storage
urinking clubs closed their doors tight
at midnight Saturday night and none
were open yesterday. It was a dry
Sunday in Temple as a result.
American Vice Consul Lost.
Buenos Ay res: The Buenos Ayres
bark Octavia was wrecked on the
coast of the province of Buenos
Ayres between Puerto Medanos and
Punta Mogotes. The American Vice
Consul at Bahia Blanca, Meyer, was
aboard the vessel. Details are un-
known, but probably all are lost.
Norfolk, Va.: Dr. Francis F. Mor-
gan of Berkley was arrested Saturday
on the charge of criminal malpractice
ou Mrs. Josephine Hall, a woman about
37 years of age, who has a son 14
years old. The offense is allegged to
have been committed March 21, 1905,
and Mrs. Hall, the victim in the case,
has fully recovered.
ONE HAZER FIRED
SEC. BONAPARTE APPROVES THE
DISMISSAL OF COFFIN.
IT WAS ONLY ONE ALTERNATIVE
Bonaparte Could intervene If the Ac
cused's Constitutional Right
The injured feelings of the plaintiff
in a breach of promise suit comes
high, but she must have 'em
Washington, Jan. 16.—Secretary Bo-
naparte yesterday approved the sen-
tence of dismissal imposed by couvt
martial at Annapolis in the case of
Midshipman Trenmore Coaiu on con-
viction of hazing and orciared his dis-
missal from the academy.
In a memorandum on the case Sec-
retary Bonaparte says:
"The finding of the court has been
approved by the superintendent of the
Naval Academy. It will appear from
an examination of the statute that no
discretion is vested in this department
with respect to either the finding of
the court or its sentence. The former
must be approved by the superintend-
ent, and when so approved is declared
to be final. The latter is provided for
In the statute itself and caa be varied
neither by the court nor by the super-
intendent, nor yet by the department.
There is, however, one question, av'r,-
ing in this case which the department
must pass. If the conviction or sen-
tense should involve any vij.auon of
the constitutional right of the accused
the sentence could not be executed by
the department, and it has been claim-
ed that in this case a confession of the
accused midshipman was received in
evidence, in violation of the fifth
amendment to the constitution of the
United States. This question has seen
very carefully considered by the de-
partment and the department finds
that the confession in question was
properly received in the evidence. It
appears to have been clearly volunta-
ry, as the term is defined by courts of
the highest authority, the circum-
stances connected with it being analo-
gous to those existing in Hardy vs.
the United States, 186 United States,
"In view of this determination of
the only question which is open to the
department for examination in connec-
tion with this record and of the man-
datory terms of the act of congress
under which the proceedings were ta-
ken, the sentence of the court muit
be executed by the order dimissing the
accused from the United States Naval
Academy. The papers are referred to
the Judge Advocate General to pre-
pare such order."
John H. Burford Made Chief Justice
of Oklahoma Supreme Court.
Washington, Jan. 16.—The president
yesterday sent the following nomina-
tions to the senate:
For chief justice of the supreme
court of Oklahoma, John H. Burford
of Oklahoma; for associate justices,
Bayard T. T. Hayner and Benjamin F.
Elder E. McJimsey of Missouri, to
be consul general at Qallao, Peru.
Captain Wm. S. Cowles, U. S. N.,
to 'be chief of bureau of equipment.
Third Week of Printers' Strike.
New York: Both the members of
the Typothetae and the Bix Six Typo-
graphical Union express themselves as
entirely satisfied with the conditions
which prevailed at the opening of the
third week of the printers' strike.
Thirty-six of the eighty Typothetae
firms Monday were standing together
for the 54-hour week and the open
shop. In 275 book and job printing
concerns the union's demands for a
closed shop and the 48-hour week
have been accepted.
A Hopeful Sign.
New York: Shortly before 1 o'clock
Monday morning Augustus E. Eddy,
a close personal friend of the Field
family, came from the bedside of Mar-
shall Field and said that for the first
time since Saturday night the attend-
ing physicians had told Mr. Field's
immediate relatives that they might
retire and rest easy. This was taken
to indicate that the improvement of
the early evening continued.
Smoot Bill Passed.
Washington, Jan. 16.—The senate
has passed the bill reported by Mr.
Smoot giving to homesteaders in one
of the recently opened Utah reserva-
tions an extension until May 15, 1906,
to establish residences.
Work Stock Poisoned.
Moscow, Texas: Mr. J. I. Parrish,
a prosperous farmer near Hortense.
had the misfortune of losing his work
stock Saturday last by eating paris
green. One pair of mules valued at
$250 and one pair of horses valued at
$150 were lost. It seems that Mr.
Parrish had the poison in a house
where he kept his harness, etc., and
the stock got to It Friday night. Sat-
urday morning he found one of the
mules dead. The other died during
the day Saturday.
MUFFLED PISTOL SHOT.
Mfred Reaves Swathed His Head in a
Blanket and Suicided.
San Antonio, Texas: Swathing his
(lead in a blanket and using a book for
a. pillow to stop the bullet, • Alfred
Reaves, aged 75 years, an old Confed-
erate veteran, and retired livery sta-
ble proprietor, whose establishment in
the early days was located on Main
Plaza, committed suicide sometime
Sunday night by shooting himself. He
was found in bed in his room, No. 331
South Flores street, Monday morning
with a bullet hole through his h?ad..
He had been anxious for several days
on account of symptoms of a second
stroke of pai*aylsis. Several years ago
he was paralyzed and suffered a great
deal. In a note to Mrs. Jean Duco.;,
from whom he had rented a room for
the past fifteen years, he asked her
forgiveness, and explained that he was
sure another stroke of paralysis won Id
leave him a blind and helpless imbe-
cile. He said nothing to any person
about his intention.
GASOLINE TANK FOUND.
Was Blown to Top of a Shreveport
Shreveport, La., Jan. 16.—The gaso-
line tank that exploded, in the city
hall here last September and as a re-
sult destroyed the hall and half of the
block by fire, burned to death one
man who was caught in the flames,
has just been found.
The tank was blown through the air
for the distance of half a block
lodged upon the roof of a two story
building. A day or so ago the roof
was found to leak and upon investi-
gating the tank was found upon tsp
where it had damaged the roofing,
eausing It to leak.
ONE BUILDING LEFT STANDING.
Cooke County Town Completely De-
stroyed by i-ire.
Gainesville, Texas, Jan. 16.—The lit-
tle burg of Leo, twenty-five miles
southwest of here, in this county, was
burned Sunday night. The Dostoffice
building, H. C. Eason's general store.
R. D. Murphy's general store, the tele-
graph office, blacksmith shop and sev-
eral residences were ail destroyed. All
that was left of the little burg was a
cotton gin. ~ T3p loss is $6,000 with
Must Take His Medicine.
Leavenworth, Kan.: Advices re-
ceived at Fort Leavenworth from
Washington state that President
Roosevelt has declined to interfere
with the findings of the court martial
in the case of Lieut. Sydney S. Bur-
banks, Sixth Infantry,- recently sen-
tenced In the Philippines to fifteen
months' imprisonment and disrni >* !
from the army. Burbanks was convic-
ted of deserting his Filipino wife, who-
some time ago was granted a divorcs
Farm Wagons Robbed.
Shiner, Texas: Two Mexicans, Pas-
qual Salazar and Juan Mower, were
arrested Sunday by Marshal Burkeit
on suspicfon of having committed
theft. Their premises were searched,
and a whole lot of stolen articles
found. Farmers who have been trad-
ing and were in the habit of storing
their purchases in their vehicles al-
ways missed things on arriving home,
and a lot of them were recovered.
There has also been a lot of pe;ty
thieving done around town lately, ami
both the parties arrested have inide
statements as to several of them.
Unworthy of Notice.
New Orleans, La.: The execu te
committee of the Southern Cotton.
Growers' Association adjourned at 1
o'clock Monday morning, having adopt-
ed the following:
"Resolved, That the eomm'unlca* ion
received from Col. E. S. Peters, dated
Calvert, Texas, .Jan. 11, is adjudged
fr'se and unworthy of further notice."
Texans present were: R. T. Mi!-"
ner, J. A. Taylor, F. M. Green ani J.
Family Relations Mixed.
McKinney, Texas: A double mar-
riage occurred in this city Sunday in
which family relationship complica-
tions are considerably in evidence.
The contracting parties in the affair
were "James M. Shell and Miss Bessie
Angel, Luther Angel and Miss Fanny
Shell. The interesting part of the af-
fair is the fact that the father, J. H. ,
Shell, of the groom in the first named
couple and bride in the second named
couple was married only about two>
wreeks ^go to the mother (Mrs. Toi y
of the bride in the first named couple
and the groom' in the second named
A COSTLY FIRE IN TENNESSEE.
Milling Plant Damaged to Extent of
Nashville, Jan. 16.—The Dunlop
Milling Company plant at Clarksville,
Tenn,, was damaged by fire early
yesterday morning to the extent of
$250,000, with insurance of $175,000.
The warehouse, containing 70.000
bushels of wheat and 5500 barrels of
flour, was destroyed. The warehouse,
containing 60,000 bushels of wheat
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