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   Amarillo Daily News (Newspaper) - February 20, 1912, Amarillo, Texas                                 AMARILLO DAILY NEWS  VOL. III., YO. 93.  AMARILLO, TEXAS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1912.  ERÍCE FIVE CENTS.  MUKE DECISION  Congress Alone May Object to Adoption of Method in States  NU CLEUS FINED  IN WASHINGTON  HIGHEST COURT MILES  DM LARES QUESTION OF WH E I II-Mt REPUBLICAN FORM RE  i;i;t\i n ed iftkr \im>p-TÏON NOT >11 MCI \L.  !!y A'soc*ate<T Preys.  Anacortes, Wash., Feb. 15*.  Eddie Marine and Fete McVeigh who fought eight rounds to a draw here Thursday, were found guilty of prize fighting today and fined one hundred dollars each. The promoter and referees were also fined, and the district attorney declares that he will endeavor to punish the spectators.  SEVERANCE WITH COLOMBIA NEARS  Strained Relations Accen-tuated by Statement of Minister Ospina  líy Associated Press.  Washington, l>. C. f  Feb. ¡5). Only Congress and not the Supreme Court of the United States may object to the initiative and referendum method of legislation in States, according to decision of the Supreme Court today.  The Court held that the question of whether the State still maintained the Republican form of government guaranteed by the Federal Constitution, after it accepted the initiative and referendum, was a problem for Congress and not a judicial one for the Courts to determine.  Tee decision was based upon a claim of the Pacific States Teh phone & Tekigraph Company that the tax upon it imposed by the initiative and referendum <frange in the following States: Colorado, South Dakota, .Missouri, California, Arkansas, Utah, Montana, Oklahoma, Maine and Arizona  An adverse decision would have affected proposed legislation of that character in many other states.  Chief Justice White addressed the deiisiou of the Court, without dissenting.  T DEFERRED  Critical Point Expected During Present Week in Great Britain  EXECUTION BY IAW  VOIDS LIFE INSURANCE  By Associated Pré«.  Washington, D. (\, Feb. 19.— Death by the hand of the law voids all life insurance policies of the criminal Tim Supreme Court so held today in the fight of the children of lames S. M(Cue, mayor of Charlottesville. Va., who was exe< uted for the murder of his wife in 1905.  A policy of fifteen thousand dollars was carried by MeCue in the Northwestern Mutual of Wisconsin  lit LI NG ON I SURY  in SUPREME COURT  By Associated Pres«  Washington, I> C , Feb. 1 9 Confusion in sevei al states, notably .South Dakota, Missouri, Alabama and New York, as to the time given a borrower of money from a national battk in which to sue the bank for collecting usurious interest, was set at rest todav when the Supreme Court decided that the time should tie measured from the date of actual payment of usury, and not from the date of making the usurious contract.  The point arose in a suit entitled Patrick B, McCarthy vs. the First National Rank of Rapid City, North Dakota.  ASKS  INFORMATION  ON SMELTER  1 Rl NT  London, Feb. 19. The present week promises to bring the women’s suffrage campaign to a critical point and it is even within the range of possibility that tlie question will reach its climax by be'ng brough* squarely before Parliament. In anticipation of the impending submission to the Hons«' of Commons of a women’s suffrage mil! the advo* aten of woman's suffrage and th© opponents of woman's enram hisemont have made their plans or a last tremendous effort. On Friday a bi'4 meeting will be held at Albert lia'I under the auspices of the National Union of Women Suffrage Societies and Mr. Lloyd George, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, will be the principal speaker. The last gun of the anti-suffragists will bo fired on Wednesday of next week, when a meeting vmher the auf-ph . * oi al League for Opposing W oman Suffrage will be held at Albert Hall. Lord Cromer, the president of the organization will preside at that meeting and Lord Cromer, Lord Curso», Lord Lo reburn, Mr. Harcourt and a numbe of prominent Unionists will he among the speakes.  The woman’s suffrage question was not a matter of national political importance in its early stages, but it gained enormously in importance when Chancellor Lloyd-Georre openly espoused the cause of “votes for »omen," Never before had a high government official in England championed t bo cause, until Mr, Lloyd-George entered the lists, readv to fight for the franchise principle and to carry the contest directly before the House of Commons. The fad that he and the Prime Minister, Mr Asquith, are on opposing sides on this Important issue, makes the situation even more acute and there are many who believe that the woman's franchise issue will cause a split not only in the cabinet hut in the Liberal party and may, ev“n-tuallv, precipitate a national crisis in the political situation.  JUK I A RATION THAT « ALL ( x THAT CO! NTRY WOUI D HE “INOPPORTUNE” NOT INTENDED \v INSULT.  By \fsoci*ted Pmi.  Washington, D. C., Feb. 19. Honor Pedro (*h >jia, Colombian mi -ieter, today disclaimed in a. publ statement any intention of insulting the United States or Secretary <?*' State Knox by his personal notific tion to the State Department la.«« night that a visit to Colombia b} Knox at this time would be ‘ ino r >- : portune.”  Minister Ospina said that his lett* r was intended to be polite and in co s-siderate language,    and    written    a  avoid possible unpleasantness to Sc -retarv Knox by a visit to Colombi t.  Ospina stated that he thought the trip inopportune, “because the dozens of Colombia    naturally    we    •  deeply aggrieved to find    that    th<    r  ountry is the only one in the wh< **» world with which the United Sta; s refuse to enter a treaty of arlutt -tion.”  Secretary Knox    will    not    vis    t  Colombia during his propose«! toi r of tho countries bordering the Caribbean Sea, unless a special invitation is tendered by the Colombian go*- 1  eminent, a «cording to announcement • made tonight by Huntington Wils< assistant Secretary' of State.  Pr    M?ve - i' ••••* a, V  York stated tonight that the Unit.« States cannot be justified in taking Panama, that it was th** result of a‘ conspiracy carefully planned and executed. and that this country should make reparation to Colombia for the “outrage.”  Severance of diplomatic relations is looked for. unless th*- United States indicates its willingness to submit the differences to arbitration,  DEEPER TANGLE  Charged That Convention in 1910 Knew of Dynamite Plots  SHOWN 8Ï RESOLUTION  UM Id MANDEB THAT NO MoRE IkMISs RE EXPLODED WHILE CONTENTION WAN U\-  GAGED IN SESSION.  ♦    ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦4444.  RROOKLYM iE IN    ♦  RESTED Hi MORAN *  by Associate«! 1 • «■*s    4  New York, Feb. 1!» Owen ♦ Moran, the English light- ♦ Weight, outclassed Joe Bedell ♦ of Brooklyn in a ten round ♦ frout in Brooklyn tonight. Mo- ♦ ran practically knocked his ♦ opponent out in the ninth, but + on the foupi of eight the bell ♦ sounded, saving the Brooklyn- ♦ ite. Bedell was again down ♦ for nine counts in the tenth. ♦  ♦  IN SNEED TRiAL  Assault on Attorney McLean for Defense Narrowly Averted  Rv Associated Press.  Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 19. 'Pitat dynamiting plots were brought to the attention of certain committees at the International Association of Bride and Structural Ironworkers formation in Rochester, N. Y., in !'«U>, came to light today, as one of the government’s charges against fifty-four of the men indicted for alleged conspiracy.  The Federal authorities charge that the resolution, demanding that no more bombs or explosives of any kind be exploded w hile the eonven-: i*>n is in session,” was written out a regular form by convention delegates, without action upon it becom-J ing known Later it was found by 1 the government among papers taken jtu th. Ironworkers headquarters in j I Indianapolis, The government ■ hums i *«) have the original.   ;  The charge is that a convention I delegate, known to the government, ¡demanded that explosions be tein-t porarily stopped at a time when ; n.aiv steel and iron works under  f  instruction by open shop contracts wete being blown up, and that t that way many officials, inc-lud-tg President Ryan, Vice-President elcin and member« of the executive  k»« .«** v*v ■ .no? •'.¡'»'¡i,  lb.teet brought to their attention.  FINE WET SNOIAP  ATTEMPT 8Ï LEN BDÏCE  PANHANDLE ( Al l I.E.M AN IN REÍ-STRAINED, FINED HEAVILY V Nil SENTE\( ED TO ONE HOUR IN .IVIL.  Drives Pelting in After Nightfall Before Brisk North Wind  Preceded by a cloud of dust, borne upon a sudden change of the wind from the south to the north, one of the most intense and perhaps til** most unexpected enow storing» of the winter broke upon Amarillo las? evening, shortly after 8 o’clock.  Beginning with a showing of in-'  I Special to Daily News.  Fort Worth, Tex., Feb. 19.- The smoldering intense feeling at the Hneed trial burst like a volcano today when Len Boyce, youngest son of Col. A. G. Boyce, kiUed here on January 13 by' J. B. Sneed, made a desperate attempt to assault W. P. McLean, attorney for the defense.  Boyce's aged mother w ? as on the stand lAost of the time. With evident effort she controlled herself and answered all questions. In her testimony she declared that Col. Boyce instead of leading a conspiracy to unite Albert G. Boyce, Jr., and Mrs. Lena Sneed, made continual and strenuous efiorts to separate them.  Attorney McLean characteristic-  RII.L TO WITH DR \\\  FROM PHILIPPINES  P \-«or atfJ Press  Washington, 1». Feb. 1 * A bill, authorizing President Tafr to prepare lor the withdrawal of the sow reignty of the United States from the Philippines, was introduced to-  which is matti m.  radically Colombia's ulti- Hav by Representative Ferris of Ok-  AFTER PAPERS IN ARRAY CASE  Search for Major Kay Letters Instituted by Bouse Committee  lahoma  BANDITS KILL  fly A ‘«.oriate*! Pre*s  Washington, I>. Feb, 19. In-formation as to the existence of th«' Smelter Trust was asked of the Vt* torti* 1  y General in a resolution today by Representative Martin of Colorado. The Attorney General w;m asked to submit any information in the hands of the department of J ostie**  M)N I RAN DIT  ROVRDS AND ItORN  IT« VIN  Hy MtQClfctSd Pi«'»*,  Baltimore, Mo., Feb, It* While the westbound New York-St. Louis express of the Baltimore A- Ohio railroad was ascending a seventeen mile trade between Piedmont and Alta-mont, West Virginia, tonight, a masked man, armed, jumped on the sleeping car, robbed the passengers of money and valuables and escaped  Rrcotnes Ruble of Vrtnv ’ If fleer,  Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 19 The Bel lev »«'-Stratford in this „city was th» scope of a brilliant wedding, of tnGovst. to military and social eir-»1* today, when Miss Judith Rev-nob's, «lauunMr of Lieutenant gov* ernor John M Reynolds t»f Pennsylvania became th*. bride of Captain Georg«. E, ?»«> >drieh, U S. A., one of the moat popular officers of the Thirtieth inf Mitry, now station« *! at the Pi* idio After a Wedding Pip of se,<oa| weeks the voiinc mnrrl«*d  couple will Presidio  make their home at the  (Continued on Page 4)  TENNESSEE MOB  AFTER NEGROES  One Prisoner Killed and Two Others Wounded at Shelbyvilie  tty \s*ociat«rd P<f»s >  Shelbyvilie, Tenn , Feb. 19. Three negroes, who were bound over to the higher court late today for the killing of Special Officer s. W, Everson of Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway on February 10, were attacked by a mob as the sheriff left th«* court house with them. One negro was killed, and th«* others were w «»tin ded.  The Sheriff was badly beaten on the mobs second attempt to kill the prisoners early tonight, when it stormed the sheriff» office, where the wounded negroett were taken.  1 ater th** negroes were jail* q  The mob is expected to atta k the jail late tonight.  Governor Hooper has offered a re ward of $500 for the capture and com it tion of mob members.  P.y Associated Prc««  Washington, D C, Feb. 19 Search for the missing pap*is m the case of Major Ray. Unit* ! St at«*» Army paymaster at Chi* * baa been instituted in the Hou .» Coiu-inittee on Expenditures in the Mar Department.  Toe Committee is satisfied th.*t the documents and codresi »onde nee r«** it-I ing to the charges against Ray, when * h** was paymaster in the Philippines, have disappeared from the Mar Department, To find the original» S' 4  their intention.  The Committee !enrn»*d today out Sdjutant-General Ainsworth., retired, that copies ot some of th.* missina papers, if not all of them, are in existence, Ainsworth w : in* ' **!<i under subpoena.  Charles P. Taft, broth, i os the President, will !u> subpoenaed *    ¿P*  pear be for«* the commit?**' t*t t tify in the case of Paymaster Ray, w 0 is virtuaiiy being Investi a ted « u a charge of political activity.  An attempt to keep th t ut ret was made by the committee i live session tonight.  Store in New Mexico Looted and ] Manager and Clerk** Murdered  Feb  fly    I**«*«»  El Paso, Tex FVeeman, manager, an Clark, clerk, a©re killed bandits who robbed th« Mercantile Company stor. loti. New Mexico, of $3.5 and escaped. A posse is ituit of the robbers,  ’Hits was pay mines, and the money 1 h* n ered offered re dits demands fi  19. C A. 1 William tòni g ht by  ■ Mogollon * at Mogol-ÖU in cash in hot pur-  tensity, there was an unbroken pre- j ally’ had asked some pertinent ques-«ipitation lasting through until the ; lions on th© verge of sarcasm, Len  Boyce, sitting fifteen feet from the attorney, was whittling a stick with a knife. He frequently glanced at his mother and McLean nervously and frowned.  Suddenly McLean asked:    “Don’t  you believe, Mrs. Boyce, that a man who has disgraced and run over his father and mother stealing another man's wife and killing his little children should be placed in a sanitarium or penitentiary"”  »v?e***'4d to 1*    Tnv  question was hardly out of he lawyer’s mouth when the six-foot Panhandle cattleman, agile as a tiger,  sprang over chairs and men and made a grab for McLean. Six pairs of hands dragged him back, however, and after a struggle he desisted and sat down quietly. Judge Swayno fined him $100 and sentenced him to serve an hour in jail. He was ordered to leave the court room also. Later young Boy« ** met McLean and both apologized.  Mrs Boyce kept her composure throughout th** excitement and even sent a bottle of camphor to her son, thinking to quiet him. The question was never answered. Hneed, who sat within a few feet of Boyce. b«*came ghastly pale.  The stat*> rested its rebuttal evidence todav and tomorrow the «!©-U*nse will introduce* rebuttal witnesses  Another sensation of the day developed when a woman appeared at the court room carrying a large hand-b»g Officer# attempted to search it fur firearms and she resisted. Interrupting th«* trial Finally Judge Swavne ««rdered her to leave the  morning. While no means of accurately determining the precipitation was at hand, the ground was covered early in the evening.  This snow w ill prove a godsend to the farmers of th** Panhandle, and will melt so readily that no hurt will be shown to the livestock of the section, Only the surface was in need of the moisture, as >i gnoxvg of more *han a month ago have tound their way into the »round,  \igmr**nfs In  Boston, Alas.-»., Feb. 19.- -Before  lu ige Colt in the Federal Court today arguments were heard or. the nu'tion to dismiss and plea in abatement filed b> the United Hhoe Machinery Company 10 the $2,"00.u«u> suit filed against it by Charles A. Striut, trustee fur tiie Gidd 1 Hons Mefai Fasten ine Company, for alleg-  ed violation « trust am The alleged, was «I by th** shoe w hose * * f f icera i ndicimcnt for th«* anti-trust ]  er man anti-  * Goddu comí any, it is riven out of business ma« hinerv company, also ar«* under Federal  alle  tw  violation of  Kan**as MttMtn*  »! ka, Kar , Fel " Ma> »ns from  11 1 <*| «‘ka.  19 More tlian all parts of the  ¡1.-5  Ht ate of Kansas a r © gathered ’ ere i to atien*i the annual communication lot the Kansas Grand Lodge, t ie ton* j vocation of the Grand Chapter and, the assembly of the Grand Ctiumll, j which will bt> in session here during | the four days beginning with today, j This fs the first time s tuc 190* tha:  1  th*» same bodies hold t':eir rr.nun's gatherings in Topeka The local J Masons have arrange«! for an elabor-ut«* program of out* rtuinmen* for the | distinguished vis'tors  M«  handled  !i  n w OÎ  . •:<>!!  mu* h murd-  ban-  PITNEY TO JOIN  * ~ E  mom. Th» remarks ? that h*> h: granting h*  y eu rs aro is Mis. Ma;  Nh.  she  the  mad« J ’di c«'kt»d han<l  N»*ron«l \nniial (hang»* N|»»»%i tt|* Han Bernardino. Ci  (intarlo Hardware  Guelph, Ont , F«’?*, ni. a I convention of tb ware M**rchants an«i  'l«*n Meet*  19,—Th«* un. e Ret all 11 a I* « * Stove Dealers*  The Seen; w hlch ope t*> the **nd consldi r«*d ♦*st and m tion of th« bt'ld i*i At display of oranges State tl  piav **f  packing  O  1 \n $r *! <>d h«*r«' io of Ho* W * * the mid 1st <    !*t    -    '■  citrus fruR «»rica in more than from various exhibition e» a* h’uorv and an*i handling  u.  asso» ation f»«r th« tario opened here Hall with a large  * Provi nee < today at th attend u na  if »n-* City  *»K, is g*‘t: ** la ho rate,  !  1  * * *  industry Mitten ? five o parts , ntains : lpnliam * fi 1 R ;  bighlv* interesting mod« i of u ri gat ion methods emptcved In plying the orchards of the w< n'ope \ ifh the life giving wate;  HR.  »»ATTEl BEING  FOI (.III \ I <1 URN \\  \< \  li) \»soei»ted P Mexico « it-, w hlch more n in any confit» volt began 1 navica, ac« .»r ceived at no*** en, R evoluì ie strong in all has been trou  A baiti» gaged ? Zn; at a n«*at C  r«»iM*r f s  Nomination of New Jersey Chancellor Sent to Senate by Taft  u«i not ished to sheriffs « f arg«* she ®cr<* denoun* pet in j, it is l li,' , « s  bis brotl  it to  ■ sea ral harsh  :*•, e\ burning her horn«* by a divorce two it was learned,  he • ourt room . *n was fin-  Tw o *leptity  ? a k e arrest  « V  1er in *d her  \ oicc, o* w a»  i u  Is  in  ui  Vie ira hau R«)X" at the Capital.     «‘CU*    ? >  t r>    Washington, 1) V est rali an ho\ bv the \l stra    * ’ , Feb 15*  in n covernm«    F« > :-  H'i t?      n«*d,    an  da    educational to s' and were tak    tr arrive*! he    te to      >fnw    htH    *oIh1 committee    of t * ham          n*t#    i *0    m m«»r<*e, which              ally    » .*1    slv© Mans for    a $x , * f ,.•« r f a I :    mi* - if      larg-    of    the youngsters    V Ribas*-ado          •osi-    Mr    a Brylco w ili et    it erta it the \          cver    «lu    Ing th** three    * ! ; i S s cf tha          f he        rt* it the natio              ÎÜOP    ra i    gement« for t*n    ■ir ?’**’ *»ption          th**    W i    ito House 1»S 1    r«odd«»nt Tx’T    h \ »      «1 is-    he-    n mad«'. On    Wednesd ty    aft**r-      for d a    no* * t * *    >u th«* hoys \> ertatnment at    i 1 civ«» a m    itine«» T? «»      fr-    at**    r Anatr **?n n    tshav« faaeu          sup-    to    give the school    children Of          tern    ing    ton an op port u    ttity* to attcr    i til*»     By \-Wi  eta  H i ; 1  w it !   s H .it,* t Pre  i* hingtou, lation io y of N«*w Justice r •me Court,  • day by Ur  * Senate  ut ils n to th«* i  - hi* h will  « !   ih  m  dm  i uancetior Jersey*, to the Unite was »ent to sident Taft executive referred lmittet* <1 b.ibly rep  Mail B As  S t a he H«  s\| I 1» \X I I N U">1 n  R V« K I ROM For 5 W ORTH  tainment  ilef of Police John iU Snider, oiman John Blanton, and other s In the cas«* of th# State 01 s versus J R Hneed, r* turn«»«! >rday from Fort NVorth, In the was Mrs Snider, w ho has been ort Worth with her husband, hi!«* these witness«*» have real from tfre Panther City, still s have bt**n called from Ama-rill«> t«» offer testimony m this use which hat awak. ned such a general nte re it in Texas and other states,  JOHNSON > MOTHER  IN REPORTED DEAD  n 1  \N  tifi II  »the  Advjces wt . > : ; -1 \ - las? Cone Johns is «lead at  re received by toe a! night that the mother m, attorney for Sneed, Tyler, and that the  necessitated absent«* of Mr, Johnson would in all probability result in a furth*»r halt in th© progress of th© trial.   

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