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For BoIIJlog West Texas Normal
. Awarded Stamford1 Company.
!( DEFERRED ACTION ON BIDS
Tor Wiring Plumbing and Heat-
ing New State School at
Canyon City to Cost
(Houston Post Special)
AU8TIN. Texas. February 1. The date
jl board of education today awarded the
(P contract far the construction of the
; ; West Texas normal school at Canyon City
i to the Martin Holderness and Otis Con-
jj atniotlon company of Stamford for IS)'
ij W). Action on the bids for the wiring
n jnumuing ana nesting tne new scnoei
I was deferred for Tuture investigation
i The board also apropriated 13000 for
the teaching of agriculture and allied
.! ersncnes in tne j'uot a-oint mgn scnoi
- j like amount having been appropriated
It for this purpose by the trustees of said
" j' district as provided for in the act of the
j' thirty-first legislature to promote the
- i tesrhlng of agricultural science in the
If public schools.
j The following Independent school dls-
; I. trlot five per cent bonds were purchased:
; 5) Dunn lAM); Klrkland. $SM; Lenders
i 10.0"0: Sour Lake $(W0: Nixon fiti.gM;
f 'Whitney 500; Avoca JlO.mM; San 8aba
; ! 100UO; Hondo 110000; Dhanis tsOU.
i T0UNG PEOPLES' INVESTMENT
I. Company of Houston Chartered at
. ;! Austin.
j (Houston Putt Special.)
AUSTIN Texas February l.-Charters
! of the following corporations were filed
today In the state department:
1' The Kosse Lumber company of Kosse;
: capital stock. J7000. Incorporators: A.
! AV. Bryant W. A. Williams. A. T. Dally.
I' The Daniel Grocer company of Texar-
kana filed an amendment to its charter.
changing its name to Four States Grocer
'"-company and Increasing Its capital stock
from 000000 to 1150.000.
: Waylaad Literary and Technical lnstl-
. xuiion of flainvlew filed an amendment
to Its charter changing its name to Way-
.land Baptist college.
Simon Stat Bank of Sintcn filed an
amendment to its charter increasing Its
; capital stock from imooo to 6000.
1 Certificates of dissolution were filed
by Diamond Roller Mills ol Taylor ami
Klter Hardware company of As pernio nt.
McLendoii Pry Goods company of Cal-
vert made proof of final payment of
! capital stock.
' Young People's Investment company
f Houston; capital stock JIO.O00. Ineor-
ixwators; B. P.. Ball'. S Lilea and F. H.
.Jeter and company of Blanconia.
Voodsboro and Refugio; capital stock
t.000. Incorporators: L.1B. Jeter E.
K. Swift and Clement Heard.
Polytechnic Heights Investment com-
pany of Fort Worth; capital stock ..
fcft. Incorporators: frby Dunklin. T. M.
Thannlscn W. A. Hanger W. B. Fits
Jones and Cogswell Ice Cream com-
pany of Houston amended Its charter by
changing its name to Jones Ice Cream
and Creamery company and increasing
Js capita. tock from toflOO to 12A.
Permit to - do business in Texas was
'Sramed to the. Underwood Typewriter
company of New York; capital stock.
tlO.dw). Texas headquarters Dallas.
JRICE EXPERIMENT STATIONS
To Bn EstaMisheiLat Beaunont and
i Angle ton.
(Houston Part Special.)
AUSTIN Texas February 1. After re-
maining In session all day the agricul-
tural experiment station locating board
(aye out the following with regard to its
Action In the matter of a station for the
"After careful consideration of the
Heeds of South Texas the board decided
that one station would not meet the agri-
cultural and horticultural requirements
f that part of the State and they felt
that in view of the liberal offers present-
ed consisting of the necessary amount of
land with the needed fencing a residence
for the superintendent with barns and
sheds and the supply of water according
to written proposals that they would be
Justified In establishing two stations In-
stead of one'ln that territory knewn as
the South and Southeastern Texas rice
belt. Accordingly one station will be
placed near Beaumont Jefferson county
and on near Angleton. Brasoria county.
Conditioned upon the fulfillment by those
Places of their proposals as a ove named."
I Dr. Harrington representing the board
eras authorized to accept the property on
the Dart of the State as soon as the
feecessary improvements have been made
hod to begin work Immediately thereafter.
Representative John Chaney of Jeffer-
son countv to whose efforts was due the
Snaking of provision for a station In the
Fire belt was here today and expressed
Ctssatisfactlon with the action of the
poard. saying It was the legislature's In-
tention to create but one station to be
located In territory where tne grown 01
(ice Is the chief agricultural industry and
for the purpose of conducting said station
lolely as a rice proposition.
ACCEPTED BY TELEGRAPH.
Governor Acted Promptly on Cotton
J (Houston Post Special.)
AUSTIN Texas. February L-The
governor by registered mall today received
the resignations of W. A. Reinhardt T.
C Rows and Wharton Bates Houston
Cotton weighers and accepted them by
telegraph with the remark that they
Jrere "a most appreciative set"
There has been continuous friction
among these weighers the three who
have resigned having frequently im-
portuned the governor to get rid of their
two associates which he has always re-
fused to do saying that all he was In-
terested In was honest weighing and
that he did not feel called upon to settle
differences between the weighers. An
Investigation of these differences reveal-
ed that the complaint was principally
that the two weighers who have not re-
signed got the most of the business. As
to the broken agreements referred to
by the three resigners the governor
U one where hearth abounds.
V With impure blood there can-
'"' " not be good health.
Wltta disordered LIVER there
caaaot bo good blood.
hi s nils
wvtvzfytbs torpid LIVER and restore
tu natural actloa.
A healthy LIVER soeaoa
:. hlsei. - - :
rleaft aons bapH-
TiMtte Alt Draxftets.
A DECISION IN COOK'S CASE
Mexican Prosecutor ill Probably Fofniulate
Opinion oh Texan's Case by Thursday. -
tAtntimHi Press FefrU)
MEXICO CITY. February !.-The pub-
lic prosecutor attached to the Third crim-
inal court of this city announced today
that probably February S he would have
formulated his opinion containing a re-
quest for the sentence or acquittal of
James A. Cook the American conductor
who has been held In the Jalisco state
penitentiary for the peat five months
charged with centributary neglUrence In
connection with freight train robberies on
the Guadalajara division ol the National
The papers In the Cook rese were deliv-
ered to the public prosecutor for review
about two months ago. after Judgo Faia-
fox of the Third criminal court had spent
three months taking evldeucS relative to
Conductor Cook meanwhile. It was said
has been unable to secure any Informa-
tion whatever concerning his trial and
has not been taken to the court room
since September when he verified h'.s
has consistently refused to recognise
them his position being that they are
not contemplated in the law and there-
fore no concern of his.
An Investigation will be made to as-
certain whether the law has been In
anv respect violated but there Is no Im-
mediate prospect of new appointments
STATE GAME WASDEN REPORT
Total From All Sources Beceived
During Month $1940.
(Houston Post Special.)
AUSTIN. Texas. February 1. The State
game warden department filed today with
the comptroller the monthly report for
January showing that M nonresident
county hunting licenses were sold during
the month valued at J1.T5 each making
a total of 13 480. Twenty-six nonresident
Slate hunters secured licenses to hunt in
Texas which cost each of them $15. The
rnllectinn tt seven fines of tlo each is re
ported for a violation of the game law
making a total from all sources received
during the month of V9).
During the past three months this de-
partment has received about $7000 from
the 8&le of nonr;l.ient county hunting
licenses. The record shows that about
$1000 was received frrfm the sale of non-
resident State hunting licensee; also the
collection of a number of fines.
- RUBBER FB0M GUATTJLE.
The Plant at Marathon in Fall
(Houston Past Special.)
AUSTIN. Texas. February 1. Judge
William Van Sickle of Ame who was
here today on business with the attorney
general's department states that the rub-
ber factory at Marathon Brewster coun-
ty is how In full blast and turning out
large quantities of rubber from guayule
a brush that grows In the far Western
counties of the Slate. The factory repre-
sents an investment of about S90.0UO and
gives emplovment to 100 people.
The company operating It has bought
the guayule plants on thousands of acres
of university and public school lands at
an average price of $5 per ton. The
revenue to the university to date from
the sale of these plants has amounted to
CS.OOO. while the tte public school fund
has derived VSL.SM therefrom.
LOVE LEFT HIS STATE OFFICE.
W. E. Hawkins Hew Commissioner
of Insurance and Bankiag.
(Houston Post Special.)
AUSTIN. Texas February L Hon T.
B. Love commissioner of insurance and"
banking turned his office over to W. E.
Hawkins today and will tomorrow de-
part for Dallas where he will engage in
the Insurance business.
Mr. Love was today elected active sec-
ond vice president of the Southwestern
Life Insurance company of Dallas and
director of the Dallas. Trust and Savings
Mr Love was given a banquet at the
Drlsklll hotel tonight A. W. Terrell V.
V. Wooldridge and T. W. Gregory being
among those responding to toasts.
May Adopt Deposit Guaranty.
(Houston Post Special.)
AUSTIN Texas February 1. The at-
torhey general will advise the commis-
sioner of banking that National or pri-
vate banks may adopt the bond system
of deposit guaranty at any time In con-
tradistinction 10 State banks in exis-
tence prior to January 1 1910 which were
compelled under the law to elect the plan
they would adopt before the beginning of
the present year.
Stop for Partial Unloading.
AUSTIN .Texas February 1. The
railroad commission today authorised
the Fort 'Worth and Denver City and
other roads to stop for partial unloading
local movements of packing house pro-
ducts mixed with fresh meats for a
charge of $3 per car. In addition to the
rate without regard to the proportion
of fresh meat In the car.
Pare Bating Board En Tour.
(Houston Post Special.)
AUSTIN. Texas February 1. The State
fire rating board left for Fort Worth to-
night to continue the hearins of com-
plaints with regard to the new rates re-
cently snnouncecL for that city. The
board will sit at Wichita Falls February
4 and 5 and at Amarillo February 7 and 8.
Fifth Class Bating Authorized.
(Houston Post Special.)
AUSTIN Texas February 1. The rail-
road commission today authorized the In-
ternational and Great Northern to adofct
fifth-class ratings on carload movements
of tabs nd tablets.
Bond Isrues Approve-
AUSTIN Texas February 1. The at-
torney general today approved a S900 Is- .
sue of Greenville improvement district
bonds; also $17000 of City of Cuero water-
works refunding bonds.
HEW BEC0BD FOB FAST TIME.
Katy Special Went From" Fort
Worth to Kansas City in 12 :35.
(Houston Post Special.) ' - .
DALLAS. Texas - February 1 A. M.
Hall traveling passenger agent of the
Missouri Kansas and Texas today re-
turned from Kansas City where he went
Saturday night with the special train
conveying the Lambard! Opera company.
The contract made by the railroad com-
pany called for a 15-hour run from Fort
Worth to Kansas City a distance of
610 miles. The time consumed In mak-
ing the run was fourteen hours and 45
minutes. .r. Hall stated that two hf?;rs
and ten minutes of that time was lost
In stops for two meals and other de-
lays such as changing crews and en-
gines end meeting trains. Tills leaves
the actual running time tt hours and 35
minutes or an average time of some-
thing better than 40 miles per hour for
the entire -run.
Hall claims this Is the best run ever
mede between Fort Worth and jCansa
City by any road and seta a new record
for fast time.
HOUSTON DAILY POST: WEDNESDAY MORNING. FBBUU AXIY 2 .1910. -
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own testimony given a day or two pre-
viously. Cook Is confined In Ihe holdover de-
partment of the penitentiary which Is
continually crowded with several hun-
dred Mexicans of the lowest type await-
ing action of the courts. He Is In an
extremely nervous condition physically
but otherwise he Is In good health and
declares that he has been treated with
consideration by his Immediate guards
and Jailers. . Hta meals are sent to him
regularly from the station restaurant and
he has sufficient clothing. Including a
new suit or two made several weeks ago
when he expected to gain his liberty.
' t.uuuKlajar. division of the Order
of Railway Conductors has been advised
that the grand division of the organisa-
tion at Cedar Rapids la. has remitted
SUO gold to liquidate lawyers' fees and
printing bills with the stipulation that
none of that sum was to' be used In pay-
ing Cook's board. Cook s name Is being
carried on the Hat of regular conductors
by the officials of the National railways
and he will be entitled to resume service
as a passenger conductor ss soon as he
Is released from Jail
Four Mexican brakemen who were ar-
rested a 'few days before Cook was are
still Imprisoned hut have not yet been
ACCIDENT IN MILL
GE0B6E PABXEB SERIOUSLY
INJURED AT ORANGE.
Knocked Down Under Saw Carriage
Pinioning Him Under the
(Houston Post Special.)
ORANGE. Texas February 1. George
Parker was seriously Injured this' after-
noon shortly after l o'clock while at his
post as sawyer for the Orange Lumber
company. A board sawn from a log on
the carriage caught on the far end of the
carriage and coming back struck the
guards behind which he stood. ihe
frame was crushed and Mr. Parker was
Jammed until all fell a terrible weight
failing on his breast with the result that
his collar bone and a couple of ribs were
broken. A gash was also cut In his neck -
on the left side and another was In-
flicted on his left hand. The full ex-
tent of the Injuries of Mr. Parker are
not known as there Is a possibility that
he has received an Internal injury tie
was brought home In. an ambulance.
ORANGE BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
Today has been red letter day for
Orange In the way of the addition of
new business enterprises. "
The Crown grocery store under the
ownership of Colonel a F. Pannewltx.
was announced today as a certainty and
carpenters are at work preparing the
building after it was vacated by the A.
J Prather bankrupt stock recently pur-
chased by Maritsky & Price who moved
their stock to the City Cafe stand. W
L. Downey will bo manager of the
Crown grocery Lee Lyons and Walter
Gunstream will also be rnnni
the store. The payroll- of the Orange
Lumber company will be transferred to
the store where from 109 to 30 men will
receive their wages each Mondav nlgnt.
.M- Gordon of Sour Lake brought an
$So00 stock of merchandise to Orange to-N
day which he will open up In the old
Guarantee shoe store stand In Front
"'STf4 .?emt to Aronson Brothers' store.
i eJyJgt "brary was opened In the
Rein building in Fifth street today by
Miss Helen Eada.
POLL TAX COLLECTIONS. ;
The records of the county poll tax re-
ceipts have not been completed but the
Indications are tonight that the number
will be. Just about 1030. The number of
poll taxes paid last year was 1006. The
city poll tax receipts SvlU reach 530 ap-
proximately. The totals will no doubt
show an increase In the countv poll tax
receipts and a decrease In the city polls.
COUNTY OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS.
1 The first announcements of candidates
for county offices were made in the local
papers today. Judge John J. Ball has an-
nounced for the office of county Judge
and H. H. Russell has announced for re-
election to the office of countv treasurer.
It Is said that there will be a" number of
aspirants for' each office of the county
SALVATION ARMY HALL RAIDED.
Thieves entered the Salvation Army
hall here on last Sunday night and-etole a
large drum a Bible and a lot of song
books after having destroyed other prop-
erty. Including the cutting up of another
drum. Before getting out of sight of the
place the Bible was discarded together
wun ine song oooks.
OKLAHOMA LINE CHANGES
Possible Under Jurisdiction of Vice
FORT WORTH. Texas February 1.
W. M. Whitenton vice president and gen-
eral manager of the Chicago. Rock Is-
land and Gulf Is expected to reach Fort
Worth the latter part of the week to
make this city his permanent headquar-
ters. It Is reported that changes are to be
made In the officials of some of the Rock
Island lines In Oklahoma which are un-
der the Jurisdiction of Mr. Whitenton.
The changes are rumored In connection
with the shifting of several of the di-
vision superintendents. None of these
changes has been announced and it Is
probable they will not be finally decided
upon for several weeks.
THREE WITHIN A WEEK.
Pneumonia Epidemic in Family at.
(Houston Post Special.)
FORT WORTH Texas. February 1.
Pneumonia claimed Its third victim from
the McGinness family tonight when Ray-
mond McGinn ess. aged 20 years died at
St. Joseph's infirmary. Ten days ago
Miss Marguerite McGinness the sister of
the deceased died of pneumonia at the
family residence 1109 Lamar street after
a short illness. Three days later her
mother died from the same disease. OA
the day of his mother's death Raymond .
waSitaKen 111 ana atea. tonignt.
The McGinness family have been locat-
ed In this city for -only nine months
coming here from Sooth Bend Jnd.
MORRIS. Caldwell Texas January si.
Mrs. W. C. Morris wife of Rev. W. C
Morris the Methodist pastor here died
Saturday night at the Methodist parson-
age. She had been in poor health pre-
vious to coming here and had gotten
worse and had been very low tar over two
weeks. The funeral was held Sunday
afternoon at the Masonic cemetery.
BENSON. Caldwell Texas January
31. J. B. Benson died on the street here
this afternoon very suddenly. An Inquest
was held and his deatn was attributed to
heart failure. He was about 65 or TO
years old and has some grown children
whose whereabouts are unknown but has
no relatives here.
SMITH. Pelican. Texas February 1.
Mrs. Martha Smith aged 5 years died
at her home near Pelican. January JO and
was hurled at Oak Shade cemetery the
fouling day. Rev. O. P. Chambers of-
AID FOR PARIS
Petition Stincd to Galveston for
Funds to Relieve Distress.
LUCKENBACK . IN PORT
With Cargo of Cotton Ties After a
Hazardous Trip From Balti-
more Lasting Nine
-. ) Days. 1'
(Heastea Post Special.)
GALVESTON. Texas. February t-The
Galveston chamber of commerce has
headed a movement In which it Is being-
Joined by various societies to raise a fund
to assist In relieving the distress caused
by the Paris floods. Local residents of
French extraction have volunteered to
circulate petitions and the list which wsa
displayed this morning at the chamber of
commerce has already received many vol-
untary subscriptions. -
WILL REBUILD BETTIS0N PIER
$10009 Structure" Planned to Be-
place One Wrecked by Storm.
(Houston Post Special.)
GALVESTON; Texas February 1 The
rebuilding of the Bettlson fishing pier
which was destroyed by the storm last
July is practically assured so that those
fond of fishing for Spanish mackerel on
the famous Galveston Jetties will have
a place to go and enjoy themselves. W.
J. "Chapman principal owner of the old
pier and Gus Amundsen Sr. announced
todav that Diana hav. i.. .hnni
fected so that work can be commenced
at once and the building will be In readl-
iur me seasons fishing which be-
This will be particularly good news to
Houston devotees of the rod and reel
for a large number of Houston fisher-
men enjoy spending Saturday and Sundav
at this delightful spot. It has become
"""n mrougnout tne entire country as
one of the most .notable fishing resorts
In America and Is becoming more and
more linked with the citv s name. .
The new pier will be built more sub-
stantially than the old one will cost
about $10000 and will be up to date In
everv WaV. Sever! VYrtia.tian. will
Interested In the new fibbing pier having
subscribed for a number of shares of
"it in me enterprise.
HIGH WIND ON THE GULF
.Experienced by Inckenbach Which
Armed at Galveston.
(Houston Post Special. )
GALVESTON. Texas February 1. The
steamship D N Luckenbach flying the
American flag put Into port this morn-
ing from: Baltimore- with- f uilcrgo of
cotton ties. This cargo consists of about
3000 tons the ties being In bundles of
thirty and veighing about fortv-flve
?JinS5 to the budle. It is estimated that
4UlOtio ties are In the cargo.
The trip from Baltimore was made In
nine days and during the passage across
the gulf a heavy wind of hurricane
velocity with high seas was encountered
which delayed the vessel for about twenty-four
The unloading of the Luckenbach will
take some time as the work Is tedious
and each bundle of the ties must be han-
dled separately. For this work the
longshoremen get 10 cents per hour extra
the work being hazardous and a suit of
clothing worn for this work is ready for
the trash pile when the ship Is unloaded.
. Immigration Station Report.
(Houston Post Special.)
GALVESTON Texas February lThe
report for the month of January of the
Galveston Immigration station shows
that since the first of the year there has
arrived a total of 232 Immigrants.
Following Is the classification: Bohe-
mians 36 Bulgarians 13 Croatian 1 Eng-
lish 4 Dutch 4 German 61 Hebrew Ti
Polish 19 Roumanian 1 Russian 8 Ru-
thenian S Scotch 1 Syrian 5.
Following is the classifiction in trades
skilled laborers and miscellaneous: Bakers
2. blacksmith 1 bookbinder 1 butcher 1
carpenters 8 clerks i dressmaker 1 iron
worker 1 locksmiths 3 milliner 1 saddlers
2 seamstresses 2 shoemakers 6 stone-
cutter 1 tailors 4 upholsterers 2 weaver
1 machinist 1 other skilled laborers 8
other professional 1. There were 49 farm
laborers S farmers it laborers 8 mer-
chants 13 servants 90 with no occupa-
tion. KENT'S PLEA OF SELF-DEFENSE.
Said He Thought His Life Was in
Sanger When He Shot Beall.
(Houston Post Special.)
DALLAS Texas. February 1. In an
effort to prove to the Jury that he shot
Dick Beall In self-defense Tom Kent on
trial In the Dallas district criminal court
today took the stand In his own behalf.
Kent told of the previous difficulties
with Beall saying tliat two years before
the killing Beall attacked him with a
knife; that he hit Beall with a billiard
cue and then chased him down the street
knocking Beall down with a soda water
. About two months before the killing
he said Beall chased him with a gun
on Elm street. The day of the shooting
he heard that Beall had had trouble
with a man In Fay's saloon. He said he
was afraid that Beall would come after
him and he put on a revolver and started
toward home. On the nay he stopped to
talk with a man named Burns. While lie
was talking Beall on me along. He saw
him reach for his hip and in view of
previous difficulties anrl what h. hnrt
heard that day he believed his life was
In danger and shot Keall.
Argument of counsel was begun this
afternoon. Kent is represented by Muse
& Allen. Special Prosecutors Barry
Miller and T. B. Willl.-.ms are aiding
County Attorney Leweling. It Is expect-
ed that the case will go to the Jury by
DALLAS Texas February 1. The J.
D. Manley ca3e set for trial today In
the Dallas district criminal court was
passed until Thursday. Tom Kent Is now
on trial on the charge of killing Dick
Beall and it is believed that his case
.will last until tomorrow afternoon.
Manley while serving as a sergeant of
the Texas National Guard is charged
with bayoneting Louis Reichenstein In
Dallas Tal't day rluring the State fair.
Reichenstein lingered for a time and
then died. .
Manley declared that he was obej'lng
the orders of his superior officers not to
allow any one to brecik through the line
while President Taft was passing.
Attorney Albert Walker who assists
Muse & Allen In the trial of the case for
the defendant declared today that there
was .no foundation whatever to the report
that Governor Campbell would be asked
to Interfere In the matter.
As to the National Guard putting rp
money to assist In the defense of Manley
Mr. Walker said that he believed as
many business 'men of Dallas were put-
ting up money t memberB 4f the Na-
' DALLAS Texas. February-!. D A.
Rodgers indicti for murder In the second
degree has been arrsted and released on
bail. The indictment was returned last
Friday but Rodgers was not found until
yesterday. He made bond In the sum
of I1S0O. Rodgers is charged with the
killing jOf . T. Richardson a rooming
house proprietor In Kast Elm street sev-
eral weeks at;o. At the preliminary hear-
ing it developed that the deceased struck
Rodgers upon the head with a scantling
!? aC?r.war'1 "Tew a chunk of coal at
him. Richardson .lied as a result of knife
DALLAS TexaR. February 1. The Dal-
las county grand Jury today Indicted Abe
Evans charelng fim wtth the killing of
Jordan McCaleb on the night of Sunday
to puy new seasonable snoes
save 81 centa
Shoes. Sizes 2 to 4.
$2.50 Boys' and Girls Buster Brown R1 ; ChlEl--'
and Educator School Shoes .. ..... qlaC2 1
v Small sizes proportionately reduced.
BUCKLEY SHOE COMPANY
January SS. Both negroes were playing
cards at SI Fourth street. Oak Cliff. The
trouble arose. It is stated over McCaleb's
sharp treatment of a woman In the
house. Evans gave himself up on the
night of the killing and pleaded self-defense.
He said he stabbed Mct'aleb
when the latter came at nlm with a
AMARILLO. Texas? February l.-Only
four jurors secured today In the Wil-
liams case. The examination 61 venire-
men Is critical and deliberate. More than
fifty were examined and It Is now
thought that the entire venire will have
been exhausted before the panel Is com-
pleted. Mrs. Armstrong widow of John R. Arm-
strong alleged to have been killed by the
defendants. And other relatives and
friends of the dead man are In attendance
upon the trial together with 150 wit-
nesses. GROESBEECK Texas February 1.
The jury In the case of Jake Mathews
charged with the killlng'trf Jim Llles at
Farrar this county December 90 last
returned a verdict this morning finding
the defendant guilty of manslaughter
and assessing his penalty at two years
In the penitentiary. His attorneys will
file a Diotion for a new trial and. If over-
ruled the case will be appealed
WEST Texas. ' February "l.-T. B.
Clements had a preliminary trial here
today In Justice Moore's court. He Is
charged with killing Albert Harris last
Wednesday night at a dance on the
Anullla creek. His bond was fixed tit
t-500. Judge Sam R. Scott represented J
the state while Hon. j. w. Tayior ap-
peared for the . defendant. Bond . was
BOUGHT WILLIAMS HOLDINGS.
Boynton Lumber Company Has Ao-
quired Valuable Property.
(Houston Post Special.)
KIRBYVILLE Texas. February 1. On
of the largest timber and saw mill deals
consummated In this section for' years
was made here today.
The Boynton Lumber company a part-
nership composed of A. C. Boynton Sr.
A. L. Boynton and M. M. Boynton of
Carthage Texas purohased the extensive
holdings of a. C. Williams on the Jasper
and Eastland raUroad five miles east of
Klrbyville. The consideration and the
full Investment when the mill shall have
been completed will reach fully $120000.
The mill and timber was that which
was formerly conveyed to G. C. Williams
by G. W. Cavlns and the timber ac-
quired by Williams during the past year.
This body of timber is of the long leaf
variety and mill experts consider it
among the choicest in this section.
Mr. Williams the former owner has
lust constructed a new mill and seventy-five-acre
mill pond located at Log Town
just two miles east of Cavlns Switch the
location of the old mill and when the
Eovnton Lumber company completes the
mill it will rank with ttre best In this
. T Unvntnn vm that 1 la
probahie that the mill will begin active 1
operation on or about the lath of the
KILLED IN FALL FROM WAGON.
Body of Julius iCorth Found Near
(Houston Post Special.)
YORKTOWN Texas February L
Julius Kortli. a prominent and well-
known farmer was killed last night at
about 8 o'clock on his return home from
town bv a fall from his wagon. His body
was still warm when discovered. .
CLEBURNE. Texas. February L Be
tween 4 and 5 o'clock this morning James
Baket and Frank Hughes two employes
of Yorty & Dunham contractors for the
sinking of the 350-foot sliaft nd tunnels
for the Cleburne water works met in-
stant death at the bottom of the shaft
which is now 22S feet deep by the prema
ture explosion of a charge of dynamite
used for blasting. Baker -was about 24
ears old ana Mugnee anout a. nugnes
aves a widow and child. Baker was
from Fort Worth and single.? ' .
P A.RI9. Tniu. February L The S-vear-
old son of John Crawford a carpenter liv-
ing In West Houston Street died last
nirht from drlnkng some cough medi-
cine contained in a sample bottle... The
sample was given an ewer Drotner a lew
days ago. The little fellow found the
hnttln and beean drinktmr It. Physlclaha
could not revive the child and death en-
sued in r. short time. -'" ' :
PALESTINE. Texas February 1. Yes-
terday evening while the .mother Was
absent Clint Pleasants a negro boy
years of age playing with a shotgun
accidentally killed his younger brother
and sister. Judge Dexter was sum-
moned. The farm Is seven miles from
the city and It was found that the little
girl's head had been blown off while the
Body of the little boy was riddled with
TAYLOR Texas January 1 Mr. and
Mrs. R. B. Machek and an Infant were
thrown from a buggy yesterday when
their horse was frightened by a passing
automobile. Hire. Machek sustained a
broken arm a broken shoulder blade and
one broken rib. Mr. Machek was pain-
fully bruised but received no broken
bones. The baby was unhurt.
PALESTINE! Texas February 1. Con-
ductor J. C. Stevens of the International
and Great Northern was seriously in-
jured at Mlneola today by being canght
between cars while engaged in switch-
ing. He Is In the company hospital here
suffering from a broken shoulder and
arm and injuries about the neck.
' HUMBLE Texas February 1. A mad'
dbg attacked and badly wounded two
small boys aged S and 7 years respect-
ively vesterdey afternoon. Their father.
J J. Mlze took them to Austin this morn-
ing for treatment. Each boy vas bitten
In the left arm tearing the flesh con-
siderably. The dog was killed.
TEMPLE Texas February 1. Mrs. i.
D. Grady of this city is the victim of
a painful accident caused by the collapse
of some steps which she .was descending
at her residence throwing her neavlly
to the ground. An arm was fractured In
two places and a knee badly wrenched.
Bbins En Route Houston. : .
FORT WORTH Texas February t .
3. W. Robins the new president of the
Trinity and Brazos Valley left Fort
Worth tonight for Houston to begin bIS
duties In that office. . r .
at sucn prices come m today
Don't fail to se-
lect at least one
pair if your size
is here. x
All jfelt and furtrirnmed
bhppers : . v.
Land Title xf Which Is Disputed
Near Settlement at Beaumont.
IMPROVEMENTS BY CITY
On LoYen Lane Sidewalk and
Bridge Construction Will Give
Possession for Seven
(Houston Pott Special.)
BEAUMONT. Texas. February 1. The
city council met in regular session today.
Mayor Emmette A. Fletcher presiding
and disposed of muck routine business
while several matters of Importance were
taken tip. .
The vexed question of the use by the
public of that portion of the river front
in the south end of the city generally
known as Lovers' Lane and the title of
which has been In dispute between the
O'Brien-estate and the city seems in a
fair way of settlement. Today the coun-
cil considered a proposition from the
O'Brien estate which Is suostanttallv that
Provided cement walks are put down by
he property owners and a suitable bridge
constructed over the gully to replace the
present defective structure that the city
shall have free and unobstructed access
to and use of the property for seven
years the city agreeing to recognise the
O'Brien title in fee simple to the river
front property. The matter was referred
to a special committee and will likely be
adjusted on those lines.
It was brought out at the meeting that
the Texas and New Orleans railway
objected to opening College street across
Its Sabine ana East Texas tracks and Su-
perntendent A. 9. Johnson of the railway
company was given a hearing.
An ordinance was Introduced and went
to its first reading which provided for
burial permits and physicians' certificates
before corpses may be moved the ordi-
nance also requiring an accurate report
The franchise ordinance desired by the
Beaumont Wharf and Terminal company
which seeks the right to lay tracks along
and upon a portion of the city wharf
came In for much discussion.
A petition was presented askipg that
Jefferson street be extended northward
across Frisco railway property to con-
nect with Crockett street
BEAUMONT EBON WORKS SOLD.
Local Parties Took Over Property
(Houston Post Special.) .
BEAUMONT Texas February L The
plant and entire property of the Beau-
mont Iron works was sold this morulas;
at public auction by Receiver A. B. Brock
to C. T. Heislg and T. W. Larkin of Beau-
mont on their highest bid of toO.lOV.
The sale was conducted at the court
house door and among the bidders were
W. C. Trout of Lufkin. who bid 126000: J.
Mally Eastham of Beaumont who bid
160000. Frank Alvey of this city and S.
F. Carter of Houston were also among
the bidders. The sale Is subject to con-
firmation by Judge W. H. .fope of the
Fifty-eighth district court and the matter
of confirmation will be taken 'up on
Thursday when the receiver's report of
the sale will be submitted.
Some time ago the property was offered
for sale but there were no bidders. The
sale was then subject to an upset price of
I f9ou00. which Was afterward removed by
I the court.
The Beaumont Iron works Is one of the
oldest established industrial Institutions
of the city. Last year when the company
passed into the hands of Receiver Brock;
an Inventory of the property was made
and It was valued at $180000.
Messrs. Heislg and Larkin who are rep-
resenting a number of Beaumont citizens
Interested In the deal announce that the
property is to be extensively improved and
IN THE BEAUMONT COURTS.
Motion Made to Quash Complaint in
(Houston Post Special.) '.
BEAUMONT. Texas. February l.-In
the county court today the criminal
docket was taken up and many cases
disposed of. In the case of J. Lafayette
Berry charged with misdemeanor swin-
dling defendant's counsel filed a motion
to quash the complaint which was taken
under advisement by the court.
Mrs. Q. M. Blakely was tried and ac-
quitted by jury on a charge of aggra-
vated assault .on the person of Mrs. C.
In the case of H. I Humphrey vs. E.
F. Moore et al a suit which Involves a
question of disputed boundaries and
which was on hearing yesterday Judge
Hightower today overruled defendant's'
motion to dissolve the injunction which
had been granted to plaintiffs. The In-
junction granted to defendants against
the plaintiffs was set aside to all of
which defendants excepted and gave no-
tice of appeal.
Edna Sergeant et al filed suit In the
district court against Charley Jennings
In trespass to try title to S'ten-aore tract
of land out of the A. Williams survey.
C. E. Freeman brought suit for di-
vorce In the district court aganst Ever-
CARROLL ELECTED PRESIDENT
Of the Chamber of Commerce at
'-;' " Beaumont. "'
. "' (Houston Pott Special.)
BEAUMONTt Texas February ' 1. At
an enthusiastic meeting of the board of
directors of the chamber of commerce
here tonight Joe H Carroll was elected '
president; J. M. Conley first vice presi-
dent; Henry Roos second vice president;
N. N. Crary third vloe president; p. B.
CJO?You save $1.05.
CR ims)0 Shoes.
CpO.S p You saVeJ$1.05.
CxlT Ch fK Men's $2.50 Shoes in
jqplacy Cs j vicikid gun metal calf
Doty treasurer and T.W. Larkin secre-
tary. A special cammlee was named to fur-
ther perfect the factory fund proposition
the Idea being te raise 1540000 for that
purpose during the year.
The chamber of commerce decided to
urge Its campaign tor the consumption of
rice as a cheap and nutritious food prod-
uct In every way possible.
Jefferson County Poll Taxes.
'. " (Houston Pest SHtial-t
BEAUMONT. Texas February 1 A
total of 24SO poll tax receipts and exemp-
tion certificates were issued up to mid-
night of January 31 in the office of City
Tax Collector and Assessor L D. Roberts
of which number 269 are exemptions. The
total of poll tax and exemptions for Jef-
ferson county are 41t but the county
tax ' collector has about 400 applications
on hand yet to be worked up and when
this la done the grand total for the coun-
ty including the country will be about
4566. . .
Many Heard Sembrich.
(Houston Pot Special.)
BEAUMONT Texas February f The
concert given . last . evening t .the Kyle
Opera hoi!se by Madame Marcella Sem-
brich company was a brilliant ortlstio
success and was witnessed by a large and
appreciative audience which included
many- people from Orange- Port - Arthur
and other nearby towns.
Short Texas Specials
ANDERSON Texas February 1. A
tenant ohuse belonging to Joe White was
destroyed by fire catching from burn-
TIMPSON Texas February 1. The
Missionary Institute of the Ban Augustine .
district is In session at this place. About
thirty ministers are in attendance.
ANDERSON Texas ' February 1.
George E. Slddall Is at Stoneliam survey-
ing and blocking. The town Stoneham la
a station on the Santa Fe railroad nine
miles south of Anderson. ( .
-TTcnn ?.. ir.ki.iia i nv A
F. Bancum of Beevllle evangelist of the
Baptist State Mission brand preached
here Sunday night and will return the lat-
ter part of the week to hold a revival
CAMERON. Texas February 1. Tom
Lampkln was arrested this morning and
placed in jail charged with forging the
name of John G. Neber his grandfather
to a note on the First National bank for
the sum of tm
CUERO Texas February 1. James
Wimbish formerly In partnership with)
A. W. Nalmheim in the grocery business
but now in charge of his dairy farm suf-
fered a stroke of paralysis yesterday and
is quite ill at his home in North Cuero.
L.UFKIN "' Texas - February. 1. The
residence In Kast Lufktn. owned and oc-
cupied by J. J. Retime;- foreman of the
L. Lt and L. company planer No. 2 was
destroyed by fire together with the con-
tents yesterday afternoon. - The loss was
about SOTOO partly covered by insurance.
. CALDWELL Texas January 81. W.
B. Blzaell superintendent of the Navasota
schools was here yesterday In the Inter-
est of the Laymen's Missionary movement.
There were no preaching services In town
and the congregations united In the service
at night at the Baptist church. wlTen he
made a verv Instructive and entertaining
talk on this movement. " This will be
followed by organization at a later date.
KEEN BEATEN AND ROBBED.
Bold Crime in Business Section of
' (Houston Post Special.)
SAN ANTONIO. Texas February l.-K.
L. Keen manager of the National Cash
Register company was assaulted ant!
robbed In his office. In the business sec-
tion of the city today at noon and his
pockets rifled of about S100.
The discovery of the deed was made bj
Paulino Garxa who saw Mr. Keen lying
on the floor of his office seemingly dead.
He Informed J. E. Coryell and L. C.
Felder- who have offices adjoining in the
same building and who hastened Into
Keen's oflfce to render htm assistance.
Late tonight the police made an arrest
on. suspicion and placed the man in Jail.
A man walked into the office at noon
and asked Mr. Keen for the use of his
phone and upon being granted the re-
quest and shown where the phone was
situated Mr. Keen continued at his work
over the desk.
While bent over the desk the assailant
dealt Keen the blow that rendered him
unconscious so that he could rifle the
cash drawer and the clothing of his vie
tlm. The blow that felled Keen was dealt
with a blunt Instrument over the right
sye. . . .' . '. ...
BALTIMORE Md- February 1. Fire
this afternoon destroyed about half of
two blocks In the southeastern section of
the city the property being valued at
more than 1300.000.
VALUABLE HOME RECIPE
Will Break Up Seyerest Cold in a
Day and Cure Any Curable
. Cough. '
Mix one-half ounce of Concentrated'
pine compound with two ounces of gly-
cerine and a half pint of good whiskey.
Shake thoroughly each. time and use In
doses of a teaspoonful to a tablespoon-
ful every four hours.
This formula Is given out by a noted
medical authority whose remarkable
cures are well known to the profession.
Local- drsgglsts say this mixture will
work wonders for the treatment of all
throat and lung diseases. Any drug
store can supply the Ingredients.
Tne concentrated pine . comes only r
nan ounce Domes eacn enclosed in
air-tignt case out o sure to get o
that labeled '"Concentrated." "
The exhilarating effect of pine on
mucous membrane of the throat
lnngs is felt Immediately on coming 1
tne vicinur oi a Dine roresr. nut in
Concentrated pine of this formula
cum m meiMi a hundredfold.
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