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KATE AND VIRGIL D. BOYLES
(Copyright by A, C. MeCturg A Co., UOJ.)
George Wnilston, a poor ranchman,
high minded and cultured, searches for
cattle missing from his ranch—the "Lazy
8." On a wooded spot In the river's bed
that would have been an Island had the
Missouri been at high water, he discovers
a band of horse thieves engaged In work-
ing over brands on cattle. He creeps
near enough to note the changing of the
"Three Bars" brand on one steer to the
"J. R." brand. Paul Langford, the rich
owner of the "Three Bars" ranch, Is sent
for by Willlston and is Informed of the
operations of the gang of cattle thieves,—
a band of outlaws headed by Jesse Black,
who long have defied the law and author-
ities of Kemah county, South Dakota,
with Impunity, but who, heretofore, had
not dared to molest any of the property
of the great "Three Bars" ranch. Willls-
ton shows his reluctancy In opposing a
band so powerful in politics and so dread-
ed by all the community. Langford
pledges Willlston his friendship If he
will assist In bringing "Jesse Black" and
his gang to Justice. Langford Is struck
with the beauty of Mary, commonVy
known as "Willlston's little girl." Louise
Dale, an expert court stenographer, who
had followed her uncle, Judge Hammond
Dale, from the east to the "Dakotahs,"
and who is living with him at Wind City,
Is requested by the county attorney,
Richard Gordon, to come to Kemah and
take testimony in the preliminary hear-
ing of Jesse Black. She accepts the Invi-
tation and makea her first trip into the
wild Indian country. Arriving at Velpen
across the river from Kemah, she Is met
by Jim Munson. a ho.t headed cowboy of
the "Three Bars" ranch. In waiting for
the train Munson looks at some cattle in
the stock pen. In the herd being shipped
to Sioux City by Bill Brown he detects
old "Mag" a well known "onery" steer
belonging to his employer of the "Three
"What'll you have?" he asked, hos-
pitably, the familiar air of the Bon
Ami bringing him back to his accus-
tomed self-confident swagger.
"Might I have some tea and toast,
please?" said Louise, sinking into a
chair at the nearest table, with two
startling yet amusing thoughts ram-
pant in her brain. One was, that she
wished Aunt Helen could have seen
her swinging along in the wake of this
typical "bold and licentious" man,
and calmly and comfortably sitting
down to a cozy little supper for two
at a public eating house; the other
startling thought was to the effect
that the Invitation was redolent with
suggestiveness, and she wondered if
she was not expected to say, "A whis-
key for me, please."
"Guess you kin," answered Jim,
wonder in his voice at the exceeding
barrenness of the order. "Mrs. Hlg-
gins, hello there, Mrs. Higgins! I say,
there, bring on some tea and toast
for the lady!"
"Where is the Three Bars?" asked
Louise, her thoughts straying to the
terrors of a 15-mile drive through a
strange and uncanny country with a
stranger and yet more uncanny man.
She had accepted him without ques-
tion. He was part and parcel with the
Btrangeness of her new position. But
the suddenness of the transition from
idle conjecture to startling reality had
raised her proud head and she looked
this new development squarely in the
face without outward hint of inward
"Say, where was you raised?" asked
Jim, with tolerant scorn, between
huge mouthfuls of boiled pork and
cabbage, interspersed with baked po-
tatoes, hot rolls and soggy dumplings,
shoveled in with knife, fork or spoon.
He occasionally anticipated dessert
by making a sudden sortie into the
quarter of an Immense custard pie,
hastening the end by means of noisy
draughts of steaming coffee. Truly,
the Three Bars connection had the fat
of the land at the Bon Ami.
"Why, it's the Three Bars that's
bringin' you here. Didn't you know
that? There's nary a man in the
hull country with backbone enough to
keep off all-fours 'ceptln' Paul Lang-
ford. Um. You just try once to walk
over the boss, will you? Lord! What
a grease spot you'd make!"
"Mr. Gordon isn't being walked
jver, is he?" asked Louise, finished
with her tea and toast and impatient
♦o be off.
"Oh, Gordon? Pretty decent sort o'
chap. Right idees. Don't know
much about handlin' hoss thieves and
sich. Ain't smooth enough. Acted
kind o' like a chicken with its head
cut off till.the boss got Into the round-
"Oh!" said Louise, whose concep-
tion of the young counsel for the state
did not tally with this delineation.
"Yep, Miss, this here's the boss's
doin's. Yep. Lord! What'll that
gang look like when we are through
with 'em. Spendln' the rest o" their
days down there in Soux Falls, medl-
tatln' on the advisability o' walkin"
clear o" the toes o' the Three Bars In
the future and cussln' their stupendl-
fied stupidity in foolin' even once with
the Three Bars. Yep, sir—yep, ma'am,
I mean—Jesse Black and his gang
have acted Just like pesky, little pTam'-
fool moskeeters, and we're goln' to
slap 'em. The cheek of 'em, llghtln'
nn the Three Bars! Lord!"
"Mr. Willlston informed, 014 he
"Willlston? Oh, yes, He Informed,
but he'd never 'a' done It If It hadn't
'a' been for the boss. The ol' Jellyfish
wouldn't 'a' had the nerve to Inform
without feacktn', as sure as a stone
wall. The boss is a doln' this, I tell
you, Miss. But Willlston's a goln' on
the stand to-morrer all right, and so
The two cowboys at the corner table
had long since finished their supper.
They now lighted bad-smelling cigars
and left the room. To Louise's great
relief Munson rose, too. He was back
very soon with a neat little runabout
and a high-spirited team of bays.
"Boss's private," explained Jim with
pride. "Nothln' too good for a lady,
so the boss sent this and me to take
keer o' It. And o' you, too, Miss," he
added, as an afterthought
He held the lines in his brown, mus-
cular hands, lovingly, while he stowed
away Louise's belongings and himself
snugly In the seat, and then the blood
burned hot and stinging through his
bronzed, tough skin, for suddenly in
his big, honest, untrained sensibilities
was born the consciousness that the
bosb would have stowed away the lady
first It was an embarrassing mo-
ment. Louise saved the day by climb-
ing in unconcernedly after him and
tucking the linen robe over her skirt.
"It will be a dusty drive, won't it?"
she asked, simply.
"Miss, you're a—dandy," said Jim
As they dove upon the pontoon
bridge, Louise looked back at the little
town on the bluffs and felt a momen-
tary choking in her throat. It was a
strange place, yet it had tendrils
reaching homeward. The trail be-
yond was abscurely marked and not
easy to discern. She turned to her
companiion and asked quickly: "Why
didn't Mary come?"
"Great guns! Did I forglt to tell
you? Willlston's got the stomach-
ache to beat the band and Mary's got
to physic him up 'gin to-morrer. We've
got to git him on that stand if it takes
the hull Three Bars to hoi' him up and
the gal a pourin' physic down him be-
tween times. Yep, Ma'am. He was
"Where Is the Three Bars?"
pizened. You see, everybody that ate
any meat last night was took sick
with gripin' cramps, yep; but Willis-
ton he was worse'n all, he beln" a
hearty eater. He was a stayin' in
town over night on this preliminary
business, and Dick Gordon he was
took, too, but not so bad, bein' what
you might call a light eater. The boss
and me we drove home after all,
though we'd expected to stay, for sup-
per. The pesky coyotes got fooled
that time. Yep, ma'am, no doubt about
it in the world. Friends o' Jesse's
that we ain't able to lay hands on yit
pizened that there meat. Yep, no
doubt about it. Dick was in an awful
sweat about you. Was bound he was
a comln' after you hisself, sick as he
was, when we found Mary was oft the
count. So then the boss was a comin'
and they fit and squabbled for an hour
who could be best spared, when I,
comin' in, settled it« in a jiffy by
offerin' my services, which was gladly
accepted. When there's pizenin' goin'
on, why, the boss's place is hum. And
nothin' would do but the boss's own
particular outfit. He never does things
by halves, the boss don't. So I hikes
home after it and then hikes here."
"I am very grateful to him, I am
sure," murmured Louise, smiling.
And Jim, daring to look upon her
smiling face, clear eyes and soft hair
under the jaunty French sailor hat,
found himself wondering why there
was no woman at the Three Bars.
With the swift, half-intultlve thought,
the serpent entered Eden.
"Nothing but a Hoss Thief, Anyway."
The island teemed with early sun-
flowers and hints of goldenrod yet to
come. The fine, white, sandy soil
deadened the sound of the horses'
hoofs. They seemed to be spinning
through, space. Under the cotton-
woods it grew dusky and still.
At the toll house a dingy buckboard
In a state of weird dilapidation, with a
team of shaggy buckskin ponies, stood
waiting. Jim drew up. Two men
were lounging in front of the shanty,
chatting to the toll-man.
"Hello, Jim!" called one of them, a
tall, slouching fellow with sandy col-
"Now, how the devil did you git
so familiar with my name?" growled
"The Three Bars Is gettln' busy
these days," spoke up the second man,
with an Insolent grin.
"Yon bet It is," bragged Jim. "When
the off'cers o' the law git to sleepin'
with hoss thieves and rustlers, and
Uke two weeks to >rrest a bunch of
'em, when they know pretactly where
they keep thlrselves, and have to
have special deputies app'lnted over
'em five or six times and then let
most o' the bunch slip through their
Angers, It's time for some one to git
busy. And when Jesse Black and his
gang are so desp'rit they piien the
chief witnesses "
A gentle pressure on his arm
stopped him. He turned inquiringly.
"I wouldn't say any more," whisper-
ed Louise. "Let's get on." ,
The hint was sufficient, and with the
words, "Right you are, Miss Reporter,
we'll be gittin' on," Jim paid his toll
and spoke to his team.
"Just wait a bit, will you?" spoke
up the sandy man.
"We're not just ready."
"Well, we are," shortly.
"We arn't, and we don't care to be
passed, you know."
He spoke Indifferently. In defer-
ence to Louise, Jim waited. The men
smoked on carelessly. The toll-man
"You go to hell! The Three Bars
ain't waitin' on no damned hoss
thieves," said Jim, suddenly.
With a burning oath Jim, keeping to
the side of the steep incline till the
river mire cut him off, deliberately
turned his stanch little team squarely
and crowded them forward against
the shaggy buckskins. It was team
against team.- Louise, clinging tightly
to the seat, lips pressed together to
keep back any sound, felt a wild, in-
explicable thrill of confidence In the
strength of the man beside her.
The bays were pitifully, cruelly
lashed by the enraged owner of the
buckskins, but true as steel to the fa-
miliar voice that had guided them
so often and so kindly, they gave not
nor faltered. There was a snapping
of broken wood, a wrench, a giving
way, and ti e runabout sprang over
debris of broken wheel and wagon-box
to the narrow confines of the pontooi
"The Three Bars Is gettin' busy!"
gibed Jim over his shoulder.
"It's a sorry day for you and yours,"
cried the other, in black and ugly
"We ain't afraid. You're nothln' but
a hoss thief, anyway!" responded Jim
gleefully, as a parting shot.
"Ndw what do you suppose was
their game?" he asked of the girl at
"I don't know," answered Louise,
thoughtfully. "But I thought It not
wise to say too much to them. You
are a witness, I believe you said."
"Then.you think they are part o' the
"I consider them at least sympa-
thizers, don't you? They seemed down
on the Three Bars."
In the Indian country at last Mile
after mile of level, barren stretches
after the hill region had been left be-
hind. Was there no end to the thirst-
inspiring, monotonous, lonely reach of
cacti? Prairie dogs, perched in front
of their holes, chattered and scolded
at them. The sun went down and a
refreshing coolness crept over the
hard, baked earth. Still, there was
nothing but distance anywhere in all
the land, and a feeling of desolation
swept over the girl.
The moon came up. Then there were
miles of white moonlight and lonely
plain. But for some time now there
has been a light in front of them. It
is as if it must be a will-o'-the-wisp.
They never seem to get to it. But at
last they are there. The door Is wide
open. A pleasant odor of bacon and
coffee Is wafted out to the tired trav-
"Come right in," says the cheery
voice of Mary. "How tired you must
be. Miss Dale. Tie up, Jim, and come
in and eat something before you go.
Well, you can eat again—two suppers
won't hurt you. I have kept things
warm for you. Your train must have
been late. Yes, dad is better, thank
you. He'll be all right in the morn-
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
COLLECTING BIG DEBT.
LEVIED ON WATERS PIERCE COL-
KIRBY IS ALSO ON THE BOND.
Nothing Done Toward Levying on His
Property—Federal Supreme Court
Not Heard From.
RESCUERS LIVES SNUFFED OUT.
ABOUT SEVENTY MEN KILLED IN
Futile Attempts Made at Intervals to
Extinguish It—Feared That Vic-
tims Have Been Consumed.
Man's Prejudice for Black Clothes
In opening an artistic dress exhibi-
tion Mr. Louis N. Parker, master of
the recent Warwick pageant, said
there could be no doubt that the
clothes men wore were foolish, says
the Pall Mall Gazette. He claimed
that as woman could array herself in
sympathetic colors and flowing folds,
the time had arrived when man should
be placed on equality with her, instead
of the having to array himself in black
for dinner, the theater, funerals and
weddings. He believed and hoped that
his pageants would do something to
sweep away the prejudice for black,
for It was a horrid custom on the part
Correct Interpretation Essential.
Many of the most beautiful pieces of
poetry in literature would seem unin-
teresting and flat if read by a bad
reciter. In the same way, a good re-
citer will make attractive a poem
whose beauties are not so apparent
A fine painter will light up each little
beauty in his pictures until the small-
est detail is attractive and strikes the
eye. It is only the mediocrity whose
work is characterized by samenese
and lack of interest
A German physician who had a
tient who could not afford to go to a
warm climate, thought he would ac-
complish the same result by means of
hypnotism. The dootor chalked a pie.
ture of the sun on the ceiling, and by
suggestion induced the patient to be-
lieve it really was the sun and that
it would cure him. But the patient
soon died. When the doctor's friends
guyed him about the novel treatment
he indignantly explained that the pa-
tient was getting along nicely and
would have got well had he not unex-
pectedly died of sunstrok*.
Austin, Tex.; Sheriff Matthews of
Travis county on Thursday levied on
$50,000 of United States bonds on de-
posit In the state treasury to the cred-
it of the American Security Company
of New York, one of the securities on
the appeal bond of the Waters Pierce
Oil Company In the anti-trust litiga-
tion. The levy was made by virtue of
the mandate of the higher court and
the execution Issued by the district
clerk of Travis county, whence orig-
inated the case appealed.
The clerk of the Supreme Court
transmitted the record to the Third
Court of Civil Appeals with a copy
of the judgment under seal and attes-
ted. It recited that the application
was duly considered and refused, and
"that the applicant, the Waters Pierce
Oil Company, a corporation, and'its
sureties, the American Surety Com
pany of New York and John H. Kirby,
pay all costs incurred on this applica-
Following Its arrival Mr. George W.
Allen, of counsel for the state, ap-
peared and tendered a state warrant
for the amount of the costs and de-
manded the mandate.
The clerk consulted with the court
and after the consultation he prompt-
ly issued the much-coveted paper.
It read, after the style and number
of the case was given, as follows:
"This cause came on to be heard on
the transcript of the record, and the
same being Inspected, because It is the
opinion of the court that there was no
error in the judgment. It is therefore
considered, adjudged and ordered that
the judgment of the court below be
in all things affirmed; that the appel-
lee, the State of Texas, do have and
recover from the appellant, the Waters
Pierce Oil Company, a corporation,
principal and its sureties, the Ameri-
can Surety Company of New York and
John H. Kirby, the amount judged by
the court below and all costs in this
behalf expended, and this decision lie
certified below for observance.
"Wherefore we command you to ob-
serve the order of our said Court of
Civil Appeals in this behalf, and in all
things to have it duly recognized,
obeyed and executed."
Upon receipt of the foregoing order
or mandate the clerk of the district
30urt issued his execution, which was
an interesting document, for it com-
manded the sheriff or any constable to
proceed with the collection of $1,623,-
900 and the amount of the costs, which
Cheyenne, Wyo.: Between fifty-five
and seventy men lost their lives In
two explosions in coal mine No. 1,
owned by the Union Pacific Coal
company, at Hanna Saturday after-
noon. The explosion was caused by
gas and coal dust and each was fol-
lowed by fire. The first occurred at
3 o'clock, when eighteen mine work-
ers, Including a superintendent and
three bosses, were killed. The second
explosion occurred at 10:30 o'clock
Saturday night, snuffing out the lives
of from forty to fifty members of a
rescue party, Including State Mine In-
spector I). K Melle. The names of
the men killed In the first explosion
were kept on the company's books,
but those in the second explosion are
not known, as no record was kept of
those who volunteered for this danger-
The greatest excitement prevailed
in Hanna and at the mine, where
hundreds are congregated, including
widows, children and other relatives
of the victims. Men and women are
running about wringing their hands
MILNER VISITS MILLS.
MANIFESTLY IMPRESSED WITH
il BULLETIN WILL BE ISSUED.
Great Interest in Agriculture Is Man-
ifested at Denison Under Board
of Trade Stimulus.
Austin Tex.: R. T. Milner, commis-
sioner of agriculture, returned Tues-
day morning from a week's Inspection
of the cotion mills of Texas. He vis-
ited industries at Helton, West, Hiils-
boro, Itasca. Waxahachle. Dallas, Sher-
man, Denison and Bonham, and re-
turns manifestly Impressed with the
possibilities of this growing industry.
He will probably prepare an article
for the agricultural bulletin setting
fort the conditions that he found and
showing the great, advantage that
would accrue to having the "cotton
mill In the cotton field.'1 This is a
favorite agricultural text of Mr. Mil-
ner, lie has devoted extensive study
to the problem, and can explain in
convincing fashion how much the far-
mer would profit by having his raw
material manufactured at home into
the cloths and fabrics that, are chiefly
| and crying, while many little chil- ! produced now by the spindles or Eu-
[ dren, separated from their mothers In rope and the Fast. Mr. Milner pre-
the semi-panic condition that prevails, i diets the establishment of hundreds
are weeping with fear. j of cotton mills throughout Texas in
When the explosion occurred addi-lthe course of the current generation,
tlonal appeals were telegraphed to all. One feature of his trip which Mr.
surrounding towns for assistance. One Milner stresses is the manifest inter-
SALOON FIGHT IN TEXAS.
Capt. Pagett Says Pros Allied With
Gamblers and Bootleggers Lose.
New Orleans, La.: At a conference
here Wednesday, Capt. O. Pagett of
Galveston summed up the saloon fight
in Texas thus:
"The prohibition movement In the
state of Texas has been thwarted, and J
the respectable liquor men who started
in that state a crusade against the
dives, have won back in the wet col-
umn fourteen counties since the move-
ment began. The prohibitionists dur-
ing that time have not succeeded l.n
winning over a single county, though
they were assisted by the gamblers,
foreign pirate whisky dealers, jointlsts,
bootleggers, legal clubs and vendors
of nostrums sold in drug stores, who
put up money to defeat our move-
train Is being rushed west from Orna-
had, carrying officials of the Union
Pacflc Railroad and the Union Pacific
The regular force of men employed
at the mines were pressed Into
the rescue work. The bodies of four
of the eighteen men who lost, their
lives in the first explosion were locat-
ed Saturday night, but owing to the
increasing volume of gas, which
threatened to explode at any moment,
no effort was made to remove them
to the surface.
AFRICANIZED RIVER FRONT.
Stevedore Honor Thus Accuses the
Leyland Line Agent.
New Orleans: Declaring that M. J.
Sanders, manager of the Leyland Line
of steamers, had Africanized the river
front and that he was the chief cause
uf the trouble that had lasted for so
many years, John B, Honor, the well
known stevedore, occupied the entire
morning session of the I'ort: Investiga-
tion Commission with a recital of his
knowledge of the labor situation.
Mr. Honor said that Mr. Sanders'
violation of the rules brought the orig-
inal trouble; that, he was always am-
bitious to destroy the white screw-
meu's organization; that he used the
whites as a club against the negroes,
pitted one race against the other, and
that if his Ideas prevailed he would
do more harm to the cotton commerce
of this port than the boll weevil.
He charged there wus an absence
of the civic pride among the laborers
which prevailed in Galveston, and he |
charged also that the conference of
white and black screwmen on the le-
vee front caused much unnecessary
trouble and friction. He said the
handstowlng of 180 bales constituted
a fair day's work.
Mixing of races on the river front,
he said, was benefiting the. negro, but
pulling down the white man.
Mr. Sanders has already testified
but will probably be given an oppor-
tunity to refute the statements of Mr.
est in farming affairs noticed in and
around Denison. This community used
to depend upon its railroad business
for its conspicuous progress but a
transformation has been brought
about In the last few years, Tho
Hoard of Trade of Denison has. stimu-
lated this interest, greatly through
the maintenance of a bureau of In-
formation which is under the charge
of a director who chiefly occupl.es him-,
self in disseminating data and in-
formation on agricultural questions.
Mr. Milner spent Saturday afternoon
at this bureau and says that a contin-
uous stream of farmers seeking In-
fo mat.lon about various subjects,
poured into the office throughout the
WELCH CASE TRANSFERRED.
Accused Man, Cabrera, Taken to Cue-
ro, Where He Will Be Tried.
Rio Grande, Tex.: Alberto Cabrera.!
the prisoner extradited from the City-j
of Mexico for the murder of Judge j
Stanley Welch, was arraigned Wed ties- j
day and pleaded not guilty to the!
The court on its own motion, took j
the case out of the district, sending i
it to Cuero, DeWltt county, for trial.
Officers left for Cuero with the pris-
oner Wednesday to turn him over to
the authorities there.
HARR1MANS LATEST COUP.
Los Angeles, Cal.: It Is declared pos-
itively that K. H. Harrlman has taken
over all the Interests of H. E, Hunt-
ington in the steam and electric rail-
ways in I^os Angeles and Southern
California, paying $50,000,000 for the
property, which include the Pacific
Electric Los Angeles Pacific, Los An-
geles Railway Company. Los Angeles
Inlerurban Railway Company and the
Los Angeles & Iiedondo Railway Com-
pany, the largest and most complete
trolley system in the world. Harri-
man will also control the Pacific
Light and Power Company.
According to the terms of agree-
ment, Huntington will retire for all
time from active participation in the
management of the great properties
which he has built up in Southern
TO PUNISH BOYCOTTERS.
Criminal Prosecutions Urged and Civil
Washington: The victory won by
the Buck Stove and Range Company
against the American Federation of
Labor is to be pressed to the bitter
end. The Supreme Court of the Dis-
trict of Columbia Monday afternoon
made permanent the injunction against
the federation, restraining it from pros-
ecuting the boycott which It had de-
Mr. Van Cleave, president of tho
Buck Stove and Range Company, an-
nounced Monday night the next step
would be to require the attorney gen-
eral to proceed under Section 1 of the
Sherman act against Gompers and oth-
er officers of the federation. This
means that he will demand the crimi-
nal satisfaction which the law pre-
scribes. In view of what has taken
place within the last month, It may be
confidently expected that the attorney
general will refuse, or at least fall to
resort, to the provisions of the law.
But Mr. Van Clove lias another reme-
dy for the exercise of which he Is not
dependent on the pleasure of the at-
torney general He can Institute a
civil suit, as the Banbury hatter did,
claiming threefold damages, and this,
he announced Monday night, he would
do at once, Any money belonging to
the federation or any of Its allied un-
ions will be attached as security for
whatever damages may be proved. It
is said the Miners' Union has $900,000
in lis treasury, and Mr. Van Cleave
said steps would be taken at once to
put this within reach of the court.
Sleep Walker's Fall.
Belton, Tex.: Alva Cox walked out
of a second story window of the fire
station in his sleep and sustained
painful and serious injuries. His hip!
was crushed and he was internally;
hurt. Cox was a carpenter and was
sleeping at the station.
Orange Lumber Mill Resumed.
Orange. Tex.: The Orange Lumbe/
Company resumed operations Monday
morning under the ownership of J. M.
West of Houston, who last week made
the purchase. The mill was closed
down following the sale for repairs.
Army Recruits for Texas.
New Orleans, La.: The Morgan Line
steamer Thursday brought 123 United
States army recruits from Fort Slo-
cum, New York, for the forts in Tex-
as They left for Houston, from which
point the men will be distributed
Brenham, Tex.: Complaint was
filed in the county court Wednesday
morning by Wiley, charging Tom Hu-
bert with stabbing him in the back
on Monday night. The wound is not
a very serious one.
No Small Arms Practice Ashore.
City of Mexico: It was finally an-
nounced here Sunday that the Ameri-
! can marines will not be given permis-
! sion to land at Magdalena Bay for
j small arms practice. Sailors In parties
j may go ashore with shotguns for hunt-
! ing if they so desire, but neither rifles
: nor pistols will be permitted.
Case Against Willie Ware for Killing
Father Was Dismissed.
Batesviile, Tex.: In the case of the
State of Texas vs. Willie Ware,
charged with killing his father six
months past, the witnesses for Hie
state and part of the witnesses for the
defense had been examined when the
district attorney stated that the facts
showed defendant was justified, and
he was given a verdict of not guilty.
The grand Jury returned twelve bills
of Indictment, three felonies and nine
Life Term for Williams.
Waco, Tex.: In the Fifty-fourth Dis-
trict. Court Monday Joe Williams, a
negro man, was convicted of criminal
assault, and the jury assessed the pun-
ishment at a life term in the peniten-
Weller Killed by a Train.
i Seguin, Tex.: A good citizen of
I Guadalupe county was killed Tuesday
by the train near the Fromme cross
lng on the Galveston, Harrisburg &.
San Antonio. Thomas Weller was 67
years old, was bom at Wurtemberg.
Junction City, Tex.: District court
convened Tuesday for the spring term.
Junction City has a uno Joint now,
opened up last week.
Sllsbee, Tex.: The weather has
moderated. A Blow, warm rain Is
falling, just what the farmers desire.
Crop prospects were never better at
this season of the year.
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