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   Abilene Semi-Weekly Farm Reporter (Newspaper) - January 24, 1911, Abilene, Texas                                Jfv ABILENE SEMIWEEKLY FARM REPORTER VOLUME XXXI AR1LENE TEXAS TlESDAV JANUARY 24 NnfBKK 14 SOME IANGLES RESTS 31Fryar Veteran Newspaper Editor Disposes of Ills Plant to J J Gregg VAUGUAN RESOLUTION TO REDIS TRICT STATE BRINGS UP SPIRITED DEBATE The Committees Confer Favorable Report Agreed on In Bill Requiring Railroads to pay Their Employes Every 2 Weeks Bolmes Wont Resign Special to The Reporter ABSTN Senate be came involved this morning in another row over the appointment of com mittees Vaughan offered a resolu tion for the appointment of three com mittees for redistiricting the Congres sional Senatorial and Representative districts of Texas After the resolu tion was read Vaughan moved his pre vious question but Murray raised a point of order that the Senate is now without ruws to permit nrevlous Ques tions During a heated discussion Peeler got through a resolution pro viding for a Joint session of both houses to elect a United States Sen ator Arguments over Yaughans mo tion were then resumed and Lieuten ant Governor Davidson declared the Senate had set aside all rules but was ready to submit the question to debate or vote Watson and Huds peth spoke lengthily agaUsti Vaugh ans resolution The Senate recessed until this afternoon without act ing on Vaughans resolution HOUSE NOT IN SESSION lower Body Rested This Jlornlng But Met this Afternoon Various Committees at Work Special to The Reporter AUSTIN Jan House was not in session this morping but met at two oclock this afternoon There were many committee meetings throughout the morning The Labor Committee spent the entire morning considering a bill applying to rail roads requiring that employes be paid every two weeks J W Bobbins of the Trinity Brazos Valley F G Pettlbone of the Santa Fe W B Drake of the Frisco and other prominent rail road men present objected to the mea sure Prominent labor representa tives argued in favor of The bill The committee filially decided to send in a favorable report on the bill Compulsory Educatiorf Bill Special to The Reporter AUSTIN Jan local option law will be applied to compusory education If the Maddox educational bill which was favorably reported to the House this morning is enacted by the Legislature and signed by the Governor The measure provides that any school or county district may vote on compulsory educational attendance and adopt a law compelling attend ance of all children from ten to fif teen years of age in a given period of each school year The committee returned a unanimous favorable re port i Antls Confer Over Amendment Prominent antis from all sections of the state are here this morning for a conference over the prohibition con stitutional amendment The pros have agreed to put the statewide prohibi tion amendment into operation Jan uary 1912 provided it carries in the primary this summer The antis ap parently wish it to become effective immediately after it is carried The antis seem to regard delay after pas sage as favoring the pros as the an tis could claim confiscation against the measure becoming effective im mediately The antis meeting today is secret RISING STAR XRAY SOLD Special to The Reporter RISING STAR Texas Jan M Fryar editor of the XRay at this place today sold the paper to J J regg a former newspaper man Mr Fryar has during the time he has had charge of the paper greatly improved it and the citizens generally regret to see him retire He contemplates en tering the business again but will o West Wounded Man May Live Special to the Reporter DBNISON Jan Roger aged twentyone who was late yester day afternoon stabbed and seriously wounded during an altercation with Raymond Droulihet aged twenty is alive today will probably recover say surgeons He was stabbed seven times GUIS BILL KILLED IN TODAY COMMITTEE POSTPONES ACTION DURING PRESENT SESSION BLOW TO THE SOUTH By Associated Press WASHINTGN Jan en tertained by the Southern contingent in Congress were ruthlessly dashed to the ground this morning when it became known that the Omnibus Claims bill bad been killed for the current session of Congress Rcparatlou to South The bill carries an appropriation of mostly for reparation to the South for war damages The House Claims Committee indefinitely post poned it today which carries it over until next session The Southerners supported It solidly Mrs Caroline Martin Sent Up for 7 Years Defendant in Ocey Snead Case Was Expecting lighter Sentence is Greatly Agitated By Associated Press NEWARK N J Jan Caro line Martin defendant in the famous Ocey Snead case was sentenced to seven years imprisonment in connec tion with the death of Miss Snead the bath tub victim Expecting a lighter sentence Mrs Martin became greatly agitated and only the prompt arrival or a physician kept her from falling in a dead faint A small crowd was in the courtroom when the sentence was passed indi cating that interest in the trial has subsided LUKE LEft ELECIEO 10 U S SENATE PUBLISHER OF THE NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN WILL SUCCEED SENATOR FHAZIEH VICTORY A HUGE SURPRISE Entered on Elerenth Ballot as Dark Horse Carried to Success ou Sudden Independent Wave Supporter of Hooper IN DEADLY TRAP MEXICAN REVOLUTIONISTS WIN IN GORGE NEAR OJINAGA MEX 100 DIAZ SOLDIERS KILLED By Associated Press NASHVILLE TENN Jan Leaf a prominent young Independent Democratic leader and publisher of the Nashville Tennessear which es poused the cause of Ben Hooper in the late gubernatorial race was to day elected United States Senator to succeed Senator Frazier Dark Horse Materialized Saturday when tihe teufh ballot In joint session was not productive of results it was freely predicted that a dark horse candidate whi was par ticularly obnoxious to neither faction would be entered Monday Ou the side of the regulars it was expected that Luke Wright Secretary of War in Roosevelts cabinet or Nat Baxter Jr Speaker of the House would be in troduced It was sttaed that the regu lar forces were inclined to Wright This morning the fusionists backed by almost the entire Republican strength entered Luke Lea of Nash ville On the eleventh ballot the Insur gent Republicanswho have been vot ing for Wonllrldge of Campbell coun ty deserted the lawyer and voted for Lea At the outset it was evident that Lea was gaining strength espec ially when the McMillen vote showed another decided shrink After a brief consultation Enloe who Saturday commanded 63 votes and McKellar with his eight support ters withdrew from the race and the Lea cohorts commanded their strength Lea received sixty eight votes enough to elect him Senator Victory for Independent Faction Leas surprising election ia a bril liant victory for tee socalled Inde pendent political faction in Tennessee Lea is president of the Tennessean Company aud consistently fought the Patterson machine from the pop of the gun Lea 82 Tears of Age Lea is just thirtytwo years of age He will bear the peculiar distinction of being the youngest member in the United States Senate West Texas Opposed to TheParcel Post Law It is Claimed Proposed Bill Will Benefit Mail Order Houses and Injure the West ELEVEN KNOWN DEAD Passenger anti Coal Train Collide Near Poiityprid Three Cars Arc Telescoped Hnford Ready to Take Charge Special to The Reporter AUSTIN Jan A Buford the new Pension Commissioner expects to take charpo of the office today as soon as his commission is signed by Governor Colijuitt Capt Bolmes the prpscnt Commissioner declares IIP will not resign and if Buford attempts to tak charge wili ask for an injunc tion restraining Buford from interfer ing Bolmes term expires in June CARDIFF WALES Jau passengers were killed in a collision between a passenger and coal train near Pontyprid Wales early this morning Three Cars Telescoped Three coaches were telescoped and practically every passenger in them either killed or badly injured A de tachment of soldiers was summoned from a nearby posli and Is already en gaged in recovering bodies Bight men and three children have been ex tricated from the debris dead Census Report on Cotton By Associated WASHINGTON Jan Cen sus Bureau announces cotton ginned to January 1C at 11254115 bales Sea bland Cotton Sea Islanf cotton is included in the census report the total being of this species 86411 bales Texas ginned 2 m 2244 bales Arkansas 748247 Ok lahoma 906188 and Louisiana 141017 baleV P C Knapp reports his neighbors S C Wagoner walking on stilts to day so rejoiced Is he over tho arrival of a baby girl at his home last night Special to The Reporter SPUR Jan every business man in this city has signed a petition which will be forwarded to Congress protesting against the enactment of the parcels post act Sim ilar petitions will be circulated in other West Texas towns Will Hurt Local Merchants It is claimed that such a law will benefit mail order houses more than any other interest and may be detri mental in retarding the development of the entire West in that it will com pel the West to buy everything from the east iMiart Salon and Tucker Unanlneis ly Voted for Prohibition Pros Arc Jubilant lUsull Jy Associated Press ELKHART Jan returns of the local option election In this district of Anderson county show that ilklmrt Salon and Tucker the three boxes in the precinct voted almost unanimously for prohibition ro forces are highly elated over the Hemmed lu on All Sides Subjected to Merciless Fire Fortf Escape Ambush Revolutionists Lose 5 of Number By Associated Press PRESiDIO Tex Jan was learned here today that two hundred Mexican government troops were lur ed into ambush in the mountains near Ojiuaga Friday and more than half their number killed and captured by the rebels Scattered CurrlYorg Escape A flying squadron of revolutionists decoyed the Federals into a mountain gorge completely hemmed them andV poured a murderous fire into their ranks systematically cutting them to pieces The scattered survivors man aged to make their escape 40 Known to Hare Escaped bf the two hundred Federals enter Ing the pass only forty are known to have escaped The others were killed or captured Tbe rebels lost five killed After three days of fighting the Federals are now retiring toward Ojinaga Fiercest Battle of Uprising Later reports Indicate that the bat tle in the mountains near Ojinaga was the fiercest of the present uprising Tbe revolutionists tracked the Feder als into the gorge ana surrounded them hemmed in a death trap for two days and showing no mercy Prohibitionists of Nation Meeting With National Committee Are Planning Big Campaign 3y Associated Press CHICAGO 111 Jan of national prohibition party leaders are here attending a meeting of the na tional committee planning their 1912 Presidential campaign STRANGE FATALITY IN FAMILY Mother and Son Buried Within Two Buys of Each other Husband is Dangerously Sick SAN MARCOS TEX Ian McGehee family of this city are the victims of strange fatalities Mrs C L McGehee was buried here today her son Charles was buried Friday and her husband is critically ill at Grauite Okia PROHIBITION CARRIED NATIONAL FORCES MEET COLQUITT WILL BE REQUE8TO TO MAKE PERSONAL PLEA OF DIST JUDGE ROBINSON IS CRITICISE Granted Change of Venue IB FMM Election Fraud Cases OB Motion s Honstoi Heights People Displeased Special to The Reporter HOUSTON Jan petition to being prepared by citlzeni of Heights which will be presented Governor Cclquitt requesting MB tB induce District Judge Roblaaon to re consider his decision to change the now famous election fraud FALLS IN FIRE FATALLY TRAGIC DEATH OVERTAKES AGED WOMAN NEAR BHENHAM SHE HAD EPILEPTIC FITS Special to The Reporter BRENHAM Jan Elizabeth Madden ninety years of age was burn ed to death in her home near Brenham late Sunday Her clothing became Ig nited from sparks of fire from the fireplace and her body was almost burned to a crisp Subject to Epileptic Fits She viag subject to epileptic fits and it is thought that during one of her spells she fell Into the fireplace The family was absent from the home at the time She and her husband were closely identified history with early Texai Stock Market FORT WORTH Jan 3 000 calves 1500 bogs 2000 Steers higher tops cows steady tops calves steady tops hogs steady tops TexasOklahoma League Movement Inaugurated Representatives of SerCn Cities Will Meet at Gainesville to Consider Matter Wednesday Jackies Sieze Hornet Honduran Gunboat American and English Marines Throw Up Entrenchments Ready to Defend Special to The Reporter WICHITA FALLS Jan ers of the baseball teams of Wichita Falls Denison Greenville Durant Ardmore Gainesville and Chickasha have been called to meet at Gainesville Wednesday to discuss plans looking to the organization of a TexasOkla homa baseball league It is pointed out that a great terri tory comprising the seven towns nam ed has no professional baseball and it is argued that such a league would order tran8ferrlng the be self supporting from the outset Galveston A Unique Situation The situation Is moat unique Judge Robinson this morning by his motion changed the election frat cases to Galveston declaring he dtt not believe n fair trial could be ob tained in Houston He notified ftm hundred witnesses to appear in ton February 7 The enter ed a protest arguing that such a change would virtually depopulate Houston Heights and causo much 1 ship The case grew out of a conteat nomination as Sheriff last July 1 twoqn Archie Anderson and Hammond the former being elected after the court had thrown many alleged fraudulent for Hammond Hammond in turn clared fraud and Instituted civil Witnesses Are Indignant Immediately following Judge Robto sons order of transfer six witnesses met In the shadow of sourthouse and held an IndignmUnm meeting It was declared that erery male citizen of Houston Heights with a population of seven thousand peo ple would have to go to county for perhaps four days It wu then decided to appeal to Colquitt The courts transfer remains unre scinded Account of Partisan Feellig Special to The Reporter HOUSTON1 Jan trim Charles York and C C Qulnn warn transferred to Galveston county tor trial on February 7 They are charged with juggling election returns In the last Democratic primary in order to change the result In the election of sheriff Judge Robinson changed case on account of partisan feeling here Ask For State Bangers The indignation meeting of HoutM Heights voters adjourned after decid Special to The Reporter NEW ORLEANS LA Jan cable received by the Texas News Ser vice Bureau here today stales that United States marines have boarded the Hornet manned by Honduranian revolutionists and are holding the vessel pending advices from the State Department relative to its disposi I tion Jackics Will Defend Ceiba American and British marines have thrown up trenches around Ceiba about to be attacqed by revolutionists and have placed machine guns to de fend the city Some of the fastest semiprofessional clubs in the South represented the towns In the proposed League Wich ita Falls and Greenville produced teams in a class with the Texas Lea gue last season SAFE AT INDUSTRY CRACKED Ycggmen Dosecrate Sabbath by Bar ing Escape with WOO Of ficcrs Hotly Pursuing Special to The Reporter BRENHAM Jan safe in the postoffice at Industry seventeen miles from Brenham has rifled Sun day The burglars escaped with four hundred dollars in cash The safe and fixtures were wrecked Officers are hunting the yeggmen Negro Burned at Stiike By Associated Press NGUSTA Ga JAU is re ported that a negro murderer was burned to the stake near Avera today Details are lacking GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION Reelection to Congress of Uncle Joe Cannon From Illinois District Will be Given an Airing 6y Associated Press DANVILLE 111 Jan Ver million county grand jury began its investigation oday of alleged vote buying chiefly in the November elec tion in which Joseph G Cannon was sent back to Congress Declined In Takp Action By Associated Press WASHINGTON Jan Su promc Court toilny declined to con sider thp constitutionality of the laws increasing restrictions of sales of Ok lahoma Indian lands WORK ON T P FREIGHT OFFICE Contractor Snrbcr Will Ituild Addition of From 15 to 20 Feet to Handle Increases in Business ling that if the courts give from to Galveston they will request that State Rangers be sent to Houitam Heights to protect the women children during their absence DEATH NEAR IBERJS Mrs Lee Carson Died at Heart Failure Is Given as Cause W H MInyard and D Boothe far mers living near Iberis were InAbi lene Sunday after a casket for the Weather permitting Contractor Surjbody of Mrs Lee Carton who died ber of the Texas Pacific will com1 at the family home three miles wert mence tomorrow adding from fifteen I of Iberis at a m to twenty ftct to the west end of the Texas Pacific freight office to han dle an increased business The interior will be remedied and painters are expected here shortly to work over the entire building Mrs Carson had been a suffered from heart truble for several and this was the Immediate cause her death they reported FORMER ABILENE MAN DIES i G W Gulley Passes away at Home In Bis Spring Mured With Family From Here 2 AVeeks Ago Word has been received from Big Spring to the effect that G W Gulley formerly a resident of Abilene died at his home there last Thursday from a chronic attack of dropsy Funeral services wen held at Big Spring The Gulley family canuto Abilene Ucveral months ago living at 22n Cy press street They mowd west two weeks ago Mr Gulley was 111 during the entire tinui he was in this city NOVELIST BADLY WOUNDED Darld Graham Phillips Shot by Man Who TtMn Committed Suicide Cause Is Unknown By Associated Press NEW YORK Jan Graham Phillips the author was seriously shot by an unidentified man who then committed suicide The shooting oc curred near Phillips club Cause Is unknown Mrs Watt wifeOf Prof J C Watt living on Cypress and North Seventh was called to Monett Mo a few ago to attend the funeral of a brother iThe telegram did not give lot his death   

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