Chillicothe Independent (Chillicothe, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 25, Ed. 1 Friday, June 27, 1913 Page: 1 of 4
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CHiLLl CO THE, HARDEMAN COUNTY, I EX AS, JUNE 27,
TOLD HE WAS TO DIE
Firing Lines Had Guns Leveled
on a Texas Lad.
Eagle Pass, Texas, June 23.—
C- H. Rippeteau, the Texas boy
held as a spy by the Constitu-
tionalists at Piedras Negras,
was released this forenoon and
escorted to the office of Colonel
Sibley. Investigation failed to
show that he had carried mes-
sages on the present trip, which,
under the law of nations, he
could be held for. Carrying dis-
patches on a previous trip is
acknowledged by him.
After his arrest every effort
was made to induce him to con-
fess that he had been engaged
in laying dynamite mines about
Laredo. Thursday night at Co-
lumbia, after being closely ques-
tioned on this point, he was
aroused at 3 o'clock and again
questioned without result.
He was then taken out by a
firing squad several hundred
yards from camp and told he
was to be shot. His watch and
money were taken and he was
asked to give the address of
some one to whom he wished
them sent. The squad leveled
their rifles at his breast, but
after waiting a few minutes,
were ordered to lower their guns
and the prisoner was taken back
to his room, and next day he
Officers Get Lots of Beer.
Tulsa, Okla., June 25.—Twelve
U. S. enforcement officers led
by H. A. Larsen of Denver am-
bushed a caravan of wagons
laden with liquor southwest of
here early Tuesday, capturing
eleven men and seven loads of
Although most of the men
were heavily armed, no resis-
tance was offered, the officers
grining the drop. Five six-
shooters and one repeating Win-
chester rifle were taken from the
prisoners. One of the men ar-
rested is Walter Fawsett, now
under a five-year sentence for
We want your twine business;
we have the twine and you need
it so lets trade. J. W. Rose & Sons
Hoes, rakes, shovels, forks.
ShiverNapier Implement Co.
Jesse Lane and wife on route
2 were shopping in the city Sat-
urday. Mr. Lane has sold his
crop to 0. V. Bagwell of Vernon.
However, he says he reserved
his watermelon and potato
patches, which shows he has an
eye for the good thin gs on the
W. J. Waldrop of the Jackson
Springs neighborhood, was here
Wednesday to meet Elder A. B.
Morris, a Primitive Baptist min-
ister from Oxford, Miss. Mr.
Waldrop informed us that there
would be preaching at Jackson
Springs today, Saturday and
Sunday by Bro. Morris and a
general invitation is extended
the public to be present.
Freight Train Wreck.
Henrietta, June 26.—Fifteen
freight cars were smashed when
a Fort Worth & Denver train
left the track near here today.
Thr«e car loads of bananas were
destroyed. No one was injured.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Britt are
rejoicing over the arrival of a
fine son in their home last week.
A. M. Shelton went to Quanah
Claims to Have Found
Cure For Pellagra.
While he is not a scientist,
j says the Fort Worth Record, P.
11 1. Stephens of the Masonic home f
has the spirit of the scientist.
He declares that he has found a
remedy for pellagra and willing-
ly gives it to the world. He seeks
no enumeration and expects
That he has been a victim of j
J pellagra and has mastered the '
j disease, is the belief of Mr. j
| Stephens. At any rate, he hasn't
. pellagra now, and physicians |
1 hud told him he did have it, and ■
naturally he believes that his
cure was effected by the treat-
ment he gave himself.
Asked how he effected a cure,
Mr. Stephens says he used sas-
safras oil and coal oil. He de-
clared that^ne part sassafras oil |
mixed with three parts of Corsi-
cana coal oil, used internally and
externally would cure any case
of pellagra. Says he is an uncle
of Lieut. Gov. Mayes and de-
clares that he became afflicted
with pellagra several years ago;
that he got the disease from
sprouting corn. He handled the
corn daily while feeding it to
chickens. The disease he de-
clared, got a hold on him and
rendered his constitution very
weak. Physicians were unable to
make any headway against the
disease. It was at this time he
decided to become his own phys-
ician. Says he learned during the
civil war that sassafras oil would
kill any kind of insects; that he
had seen soldiers during the war
treated for itch with this oil, and
he decided that a combination of
the two oils would be beneficial.
With this combination of oils,
Mr. Stephens became his own
physician. He says he rubbed on
the oils on the afflicted flesh and
took three teaspoons of the com-
bination daily. The disease, ac-
cording to his version, rapidly
June Corn seed for sale, $1.25
per bushel. Orient Milling Co.
Cost of Living Going Up.
Washington, June 20.—Whole-
sale prices of commodities in the
United States last year were
higher than at any time daring
the past thirty years, the bureau
of U. S. Labor announces. Dur-
ing the year wholesale prices ad-
vanced sharply, especially in the
great group of farm products,
food, fuel, lightning, metals an
implements. Fuel and light show-
ed the greatest increase over
1911, the average being 9.4 per
cent, while coke increased 46.2
per Tent and crude Pennsylva-
nia petroleum 21.1 per cent.
Food as a whole increased 21.1,
the most pronounced increase be-
ing in corn meal, 27.9 per cent,
and canned tomatoes 27.1 per
cent. Farm products increased
5.7 per cent, the principal in-
crease being in cattle, 29.4 per
cent, and sheep 24.4 per cent.
Metals and implements increased
5.6 per cent, the greatest ad-
vance being copper, 31.8 per cent
and spelter 20.9 per cent.
House furnishings increased
from 2.3 to 10.9 per cent and
drugs and chemicals advanced
2.2 per cent. Cloths and clothing
increased only 0.9 per cent, boots
and shoes 15.5 per cent, carpets
9.9 per cent, print cloths 9.3 per
cent and leather 9 per cent, lum-
ber and building materials com-
prising the only group showing
a decrease, the decline bing 2.1
Boys Swallowed Up Masonic Installation.
By Niagra Falls Both the Royal Arch and Blue
Niagra Falls, N. Y., June 23 Lodges installed their new of
—The bodies of Donald Roscoe, I ficers together Wednesday night
10, and Herbert Moore, 9, who Their families wore present and
went to death in the whirlpool refreshments were served by the
rapids here yesterday after the | Royal Arch Masons and a most
rope to which their boat was j pleasant time was had by all.
attached half a mile above the' S. H.Holmes of Vernon was
falls had broken, have net yet I present by invitation to assist in
been found. A great crowd that; the installation and the follow-
lined the shores saw the two boys i ing are the new officers:
drift.steadily southward in their
little craft for twelve minutes, '
and then suddenly plunge into a
wave and disappear.
The boys made every effort to
save themselves until the boat,:
reached Swift Drift, the first I
break of the water. Then they
seemed to give up hope, and J
turning toward each other,
shook hands, standing up in the
boat. They then sat down
cling to their seats. After
boat first disappeared in
waves, the head of one of
boys was seen for an instant, but
after that there was nothing.
Three Killed at El Paso.
El Paso, June 23.—Ranger
Scott Russell and Deputy Sheriff
W. M- Garlick were shot and
killed near the El Paso Smelter
late this afternoon. Mrs. Mari-
ana Guaderrama was wounded
by a stray bullet and died later
in a local hospital-
Both peace officers were shot
in the back of the head,
the' shooting Deputy Sheriff
Stanley Good held four men until
the blame for she shooting could
be placed. The quarrel which
preceded the shooting is said to
have been the result of an arrest
made some time ago. It is stated
that some Mexicans invited the
officers into a place upon the pre-
text that they were wanted
there in an official capacity and
set upon them.
Austin, June 24.—With more
than 140 applicants on hand for
examination for licenses to prac-
tice mediciue in this state, the
board of medical examiners
opened its examination h4re this
morning. The examination will
be conducted in the house of
representatives at the state cap-
itol and will continue for three
days. Among those applying for
licenses are six women. This is
about the usual number of wo-
men examined for physicians'
certificates. There are also five
Mexicans and fifteen negroes
among the applicants.
A. F. & A. M.
Fred W Gardner, W. M.
John Lance, S. W.
Tom Stephenson, J. W.
T. S. Gibbs, Treasurer,
E. J. Randel, Secretary,
Ed Huebsch, Tyler,
A. A. Timmins, S- D.
M. R. Allensworth, J. D.
Luther Potts, S. S.
Sam Lance, J. S.
ROYAL ARCH LODGE
L. H. Ledbetter, H. P.
R- W. Brunson, King.
E. J. Randel, Scribe,
R- E- Stephenson. R. A. C.
J. H. Steward, C. of H.
A. A. Timmins, P. C-
Luther Potts, 1st V.
L. W. Allred, 2nd V-
Geo. W. Davis, 3rd V.
Fred W. Gardner, Secretary,
T. S. Gibbs, Treasurer,
John Lance, Guard.
Federals Eating Snakes.
Nogales, Arizona, June 24.—
Federal soldiers above Guaymas
After are ret*uced to eating snakes, so
completely has the food supply
been cut off by the Sonora insur-
gent state troops, says advices
reaching here today. Smallpox
epidemics in the Constitutional-
ists camps partially equalize the
Despite the demoralization
caused by famine and disease on
either side, fighting was report-
ed to have continued late today.
The insurgents attacked Ojeda's
column from the front and rear.
A great many were reported
killed, while the wounded lie un-
attended on the field.
State officials insist that the
Federals steadily are losing
ground in the continued battle,
while their ranks are being de-
pleted by desertions.
I have just received an
Ice Refrigerator in which
to keep all kinds of
- FANCY CANDIES -
and invite the young
people to come to my
drug store when they
want to find the sweet-
est and purest candies
on the market.
MY COLD DRINKS
Are also unexcelled and
I know if you try them
once you will "get the
habit''' of coming here
for your cold drinks and
BEN F GRIFFIN
June Corn seed for sale, $1.25
per bushel. .Orient Milling Co.
FOR SALE —Stock peas at 3c.
per pound on my farm near
Odell. John A. Webb
LOST.—Gold breast pen, old
family relic. Finder phone me or
leave at Independent office and
get reward. Guy Rowe
Cotton Crop Flourishing.
Austin, Texas, June 24.—R. H.
Taylor, who is connected with
the Agricultural Department in
the way of organizing and lec-
turing Farmers's Institutes
throughout the state, was in
Austin today conferring with
the department. He reports that
his work has extended from Red
river to Austin, and so far as he
has been crop conditions are
very good and the promise of
over an average yield very flat-
tering. Cotton especially, he says
is in fine condition. It is clean,
healthy and better worked out
than he has ever noticed in all
his experience as a farmer.
There is no insect trouble to
speak of, and with continuance
of present conditions Texas will
have no trouble in producing
a 5-000,000 bale crop. &
Corn is needing rain badly and
unless rains become general, and
that at an early date, he does
not hope for a bountiful corn
Mr. Taylor thinks Bell county
has the best average crops of
any county he has visited. In
this county, he states the far-
mers have given more attention
to diversification and modern
culture methods, and the result
is shown in the advanced con-
dition of their crops.
OVER A MILLION DOLLARS
We appreciate your business, large or small.
Our faithful and untiring service at your command
F. L. MOFFETT, President;
L. G. HAWKINS, Vice President;
L. E. PIPER, Cashier;
M. R. ALLENSWORTH, Assistant Cashier;
L. J. NUCKLES, Assistant Cashier.
A GOOD BANK IN A GOOD TOWN.
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Buck, James T. Chillicothe Independent (Chillicothe, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 25, Ed. 1 Friday, June 27, 1913, newspaper, June 27, 1913; Chillicothe, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth232432/m1/1/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.