Wichita Daily Times, December 2, 1912

Wichita Daily Times

December 02, 1912

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Wichita Daily Times (Newspaper) - December 2, 1912, Wichita Falls, Texas HBW PBOPLB Ax miml-ts tola ten enrr law mat u rent MOW raou OJid other. want la bay lamm. Tba flrit so U tb> ma af Uu DmUr 4> r- it ori'oitTt M .J. lift lii Itie vtiint uil a of 1 I HIM. tuil iv thr IMOfl will flutl axiiirj o VOLUME VI WICHITA FALLS. TEXAS. MONDAY DECEMBER 2nd. 1912 Nuvtm K 171 A GOOD LIVER IS YOUR UNCLE SAM SECRETARY OF TREASURY ESTI MATES COST OF GOVERNMENT AT 1823, ,BI6 SUM FOR PENSIONS Amount Asked Is Public Works Also More Costly By AMOrlated PreM. Washington, Dec. will cost to conduct the affairs of the government foi the fiscal year ending June 30. liiH, according to the estimates of the various heads, submitted today to the Speaker of the House by the Secretary of the Treasury. This amount which does not Include provision for the postal service, which Is expected to be self- supporting, is an Increase of 248 over the appropriation made for the present year by the last session of Congress. Of this increase, appears In estimates of the Secretary of the Navy and represents the increase Mked by the Navy depart- ment In the appropriation for build- Ing and equipping new vessels. The estimates would provide for three new battleships during the year. Another or more of the total Increase la shown In the estimate for the payment of pensions. The aomunt Mked is Last year was expended for An Increase of about the same amount appears in the estimate (or public works- for the year. The estimate forecasts another bil- lion dollar session of Congress for In addition to the which is the total estimated, the post-master- general estimates will be necessary to conduct his department for the_year. Jtfst how these esti- mates Win fare at'fhe hands of the democratic majority in the House Is the subject of considerable conjuect- ure. Among the estimates which will de- velop debate In Congress Is the de- imand for for the Economic 'Deficiency committee by President Toft which Is Investigating and reforming the system of conduct- Ing the government's business In the vajrlous It was with considerable difficulty that was secured for the expenses of the Com- mlstton this year. It was with considerable difficulty that was secured for the ex pense of the commission this year. and the House Democratss look wtth little favor on the board. Another troublesome Item be an estimate of for the Commerce court The general furnishing up of the White for President-elect Wll- troublesome'ttem will be an estimate which would provide for new roofs for the east and west wings of the executive mansion, and would make available for redecorating the Bast room, the Red room and Blue Room, where presidential receptions are held. MARRIAGE LICENSES OUTNUMBER DIVORCES Forty-Nine to Wed Issued Against Thirteen Suits for Separation The IDS defeated the outs by the score of 4 to 18, during November There were forty-nine marriage li- censes Issued by County Clerk Walsh during the month, while thirteen suits for divorce were fllea with District Clerk Kerr. This, too, In the face of the fact that the cost of marriage licenses was advanced during the month, while Die quotation for di- vorces remained unchanged, so far an known. There IB. competition now In the hitching department, which Is in the old Jail. There are now two Justices of the peace Instead of one, and Squire Brothers has lost the monopoly he held for so many years. Justice How- ard has already tied several knots and In spite of bis lack of experience, haa tied them just as securely as Squire Brothers ever did In his palm- iest days. U competition between the two gets very keen one of them may hang out a sign like this: MARRYING DONE HERE SATISFACTION GUARANTEED Get Married By Me and You Will Never Get Married Else ELECTfli TEAM WILL PLAYHERE SUNDAY Team of Picked Players Will Meet "Drillers" on Local Dia- mond The Wichita Fails and Electra foot- ball teams will play In-Wichita Falls next Sunday, probably at the baseball park. The Wichita team is composed of a number of local players who starred In elevens here In former years. The Electra eleven Is a strong one, and liaA already defeated the locals this season. Electra defeated Chlldress Thanks- giving Day. the score being 14 to 0 In favor of Electra Instead of In fa- vor of Chlldresa as elated previously. Chlldress attempted the famous "Mich- igan play" which was always broken up by the Electra players. In the early part of the game Chlldress ad- vanced to Electra's 20-yard line where she lost the ball, and Electra then car- ried the bait on four downs up the fleffi to within 30 yards of the Chll dress goal The Electra touchdowns were made by F. Harrington and S Meyer. In a scrub game Sunday Webl of Electra fractured his collar bone. Oil Leases and Transfers Lee Allen and wife to C. H. Clark, 100 acres, pan of block 30. Cowherd Brothers land on Buffalo creek; cash, rental per acre, drilling to start In year. C. E Trotman et al to Ouffey com- pany, west half of northwest quarter, section 4, Tarrant county school land; cash, drilling to start In twelve months. Mrs. S. Troutman et al to Sun com- pany. 82 acres out of E. 8. R. H. R. R. and Day Land and Cattle surveys; cash, drilling to start In twelve months. Speaker Clark's Gavel Rapped Congress to Order at Noon By Aiifalitrt Prent. Washington, Dee. met promptly at noon today, for the short session that IVHI terminate with the Incoming of tfie democratic adminis- tration March 4. Crowded galleries looked down on the animated scejie below. swhen Speaker Clark In thp HouMLIfid Senator Bacon, presiding In the ftffaate tapped the respective bod- ies -r Plftii for the llrat djjy's session- had vT been Mid out by Speaker Clark early In the' day. They jlrovlded for the 'call at the roll by States, as soon as -the chaplain Bid offetsd prayer. Res- olutloqa, had been ptftpared in each house for the appointment of joint committees to notlfly President Taft that Congress had convened and was ready to receive any message. Speak er Clark was besieged early by return ing members and held a number of Informal conferences. Chairman Un- derwood also was a center of atten tlon and with other members of the ways and means committee held a short conference with the Speaker. Representative Payne and minority members of the ways and means com- mittee also paid visits of compliment to the speaker. Long lines of people (Continued on Page 4) Is Estimate For River And Harbor Improvements iy Awobiatod _ 4 Washington. Dad. UK- gregating t66.766.992 for improve menu to river and harbor work throughout the country durTng the next fiscal year were submitted to Congren today In the annual report of Gen. William H. Blxby, chief engineers o? the army. Thli sum II greater than appropriated iot the last fiscal year tor the lame purpose. CONFIRMATION OF CHANGE IN DALLAS POSTMASTERS By AnnnclatiMl Prmi Washington. Dec. Taft has appointed George F. Rockhold postmaster at Dallas. to suc- ceed Sloan Simpson. White House officials would not discuss reasons for the change, bat It was understood Mr. Simpson has resigned. LAST TERM FOR MANY LAME DUCKS SESSION OF CONGRESS JUST OPENING BRINGS TOGETHER MANY OF OLD GUARU FOR LAST TIME POLITICAL DISASTER Overtook Many in Recent Election- Extent of Progressive Influence Subject of Gossip By AftRoelatcd Press. Washington, Dec. third SPS- slon of the C2nd Congress begins at noon today under circumstances of unusual Interest. U comes together after a political upheaval of far reach- Ing extent which will soon transfer all the executive and legislative branches of the federal government to Demo- crat! ccontroi. While the present session Is merely the expiring stage on a Congress soon to go out of existence and to be superseded in political control and policy after March 4, yet today's ses- sions In the Senate and House bring together for the first time since the recent overturning those leaders and elements of the various parties who have been most prominent In public affairs. The old faces and figures are again in evidence today although some of them, like ex-Speaker Cannon, will soon pass off the Congressional stage, while others, like Speaker Clark and Chairman Underwood, have had their tenures renewed and strengthened. As a whole, however, the dominant note as both branhes of Congress as- semble Is that new conditions, new policies and new men have been ush- ered In as a1 result of the recent elec- tion and that about the only function of the present short session, lasjtlng until March 4, is to pass annual sup- ply bills and wind up the remains of the old regime.' In the Senate, Vice President Sher- man has been removed by death from the presiding officer's chair, which wjll IIB filled temporarily by Senators Bacon of Georgia, and Gallinger of New Hampshire, alternating. The flepubllcan control of the Senate, with about 60 votes! as aglnst the present Democratic strength of about 42, will continue until March 4, although this control Is conditioned largely by the pretence of two elements, regular and progressive. In the Republican total of to. Senators Heyburn of Idaho add Raytter 0 fMaryland. have died since the last session closed, but In no other the personel contin- ues unchanged until March 4. tn the HouM Speaker Clark and the various chairmen of the two pre- ceding sessions) continue to direct af- fairs, with a total Democratic vote of 3tO, giving a Democratic majority of about 33. The personal aspect was very pro- nounced as the session began today, the air of Democratic victory pervad- ing the Capitol from end to end. Scores of men whose names have been prominently Identified with affairs of Congress far many years, and who have shaped politics and legislation, faced their last three months of ser- vice as the session opened. In this notable company were the deans of and Senate; "Uncle Joe" Cannon, former speaker, and center of many turbulent sessions of the House; and Senator Shelby H Cullom, for thirty years a senator from Illinois, a personal friend and contem- porary of Lincoln, and who was elect- ed td his first terra tn the national House of Representatives In 18G6. Both Cannon and came bock for the winter's work the victims of political defeat Senator Joseph W. Bailey of Texas. lone a Democratic leader in debate, came with the volun- tary announcement of his retirement; Representatives Cox of Ohio snd 8ul- zer of New York bronchi Into the leg- islative halls the titles of governor- elect, respecthely. of Ohio and New York. Senator frane of Massachusetts, long regarded as the Republican "whip" of the Senate; who also re- tired voluntarily: Senators Bourne of Oregon Guggenheim of Colorado. Wet more of Rhode Island, Curtis of Kan- sas, Paynter of Kentucky. Oamble of South Dakota, Brown of Nebraska and many others. Democrats and and Re- publicans today their last three monthVoUwrvJce. before volun- tary or enforoSl to pri- vate life. Sorrow for late Vice President Sherman overshadowed the spirit of Democratic triumph in the Senate, and tempered the spirit of greetings amongst returning members. Custom decreed that the upper house should ajourn Immediately after meeting to- day, out of respect for the memory of the vice president; and In Con- templation of this, senators were eeHy In their seats. The outline of the winter's work seemed Inextricably mixed, as sena- tors and congressmen met In friendly (Continued on page S) WEATHER FORECAST 4 Tonight fair, freezing; Tues- day fair and warmer. 4 UNION PACIFIC MERGER ILLEGAL SUPREME COURT HOLDS COMBI- NATION IN VIOLATION OF SHERMAN ANTI-TRUST LAW SUIT BEGUN IN 1908 Today's Finding Reverses the Decis- ion of Federal Clreut Court at Salt Lake City B; Araoclnted Prew. Washington, Dec. supreme court today In an opinion announced by Justice Day, held that the Union Pacific railroad by the acquisition of stock In the Southern Pacific bad effected a combination In violation of the Sherman anti-trust law. Justice Day reading the opinion and Indicated the court would enter a de- cree to dissolve the combination, and also an Injunction to prevent the Union Pacific from voting Southern Pacific stock. Justice Day said: "This court reaches the decision that the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific systems, prior to the stock purchase were competitors engaged In Interstate commerce, acting Inde- pendently and that plnce the acqui- sition of the stock In question the dominating power of the Union Pacific has suppressed competition between the systems and perfected a combina- tion In restraint of Interstate com- merce' within the prohibition of the act." The defendants In the suit were the Union Pacific, Oregon Short Line. Ore- gon Railroad Navigation Co, San Pedro. Loa Salt Lake. Atcblson, Topeka- ft Santa Fe, South- ern Pacific, Northern Pacific, and Great Northern railroads, the Farmers Loan and Trust Co. of New York, and the following Individuals: R H. Har riman. Jacob H. Schlff, Otto H. Kahn, of Kubn, Loeb and Co., James Still- man. H. H.Rogers, Henry C. Frlck. former Senator Williams, Clark and President Robert S. Lovett, af the Un- ion Pacific. Hnrrlman and Rogers died while the litigation was pending. In February. 1908, the government filed Its dissolution suit. In the federal circuit court, which, at Salt Lake City) about two years ago, dismissed the entire prosecution. The vote of the lower court was 3 to 1, Judge Hook, of Kansas, dissenting. Every conten- tion of the government was denied. The principal finding of the lower court was that the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific were not competing lines before the merger, and that, therefore, their combination was not In violation of the anti-trust law. The Northern Pacific and Great Northern Railroads were merely nom- inal defendants, the government alleg- ing Harrlman and his conspirators tried to ''gobble up" those roads In 1901 by buying a majority of the Northern Pacific stock to secure con- trol of the "Burlington" feeder of the Northern Pacific In Its "Northern Securities." decision, the Supreme Court held void the Northern Pacific deal. Grossly Increased rates, prevention of construction of new branch lines, and "sensible" deterioration of ser- vice were the three principal evils cited by the government as a result of the combine Throttling of the Pana- ma Canal trade, through the Pacific Coast and Oudf of Mexico shipping lines controlled by the Southern Pa clflc, was another evil alleged "Oreat rigor" Ui enforcing the law, because of the few western railroads In con- trol, of transcontinental traffic, was pleaded for. The plea was that the Southern Pacific merger was made to keep the U. P from being "bottled np" at Ogden, Utah. Its western terminus and not to stifle competition. It plead- ed self-denfense. .declaring the Gould and "Northwestern Railroad" Inter- ests were also seeking the Hunting- ton stock. They said the S P. and the U. P. were lines Another plea was that In 1902 a Wall Street "Pool" sought to oust the U P from the 8. P board, and that the Union Pacific's holdings were increased to 45 per cent to defeat their enemies. It Is said the U. P ban sold all of Its Northern Pacific. Great Norihen. and Santa Fe stock. The railroads asking invocation of the "rule of reason" to the merger, declared .the TT P. never controled a majority of Southern Pacific stock now owns only 49 per cent, and bought the HunHngton stock In the open market, denying the rich! of Congress or the courts hold purchase lllefat ELKS REMEMBER ABSENT BROTHERS BEAUTIFUL AND IMPRESSIVE SER- VICE HELD BY WICHITA FALLS LODGE 11U5 ADDRESS BY H, W, 6ASTON Eulogy to Hon. 8. Maxwell Foster De- livered by W. N. Appropriate Program Beautiful and impressive services were held by the Wichita Falls Lodge No. 1100 B. P. O. B. at the Wichita Theatre Sunday afternoon In me- morlani for their absent brothers. It Is the custom of the Elks to hold such services In every town and city In the country on a certain stated date at which the name of every deceased Elk Is called. In conformance with this custom the names of Robert Robert- son JOB.. U. O'Donohoe and S. Max- well Poster were called at the services Sunday afternoon. The latter la the only member whose death has been recorded during the past twelve months. Members of the lodge gathered at tbelr hall and marched to the theater In a body where the services were opened at xthree o'clock. The orchestral music was play 'i by Katz orchestra. Following the open- Ing exercises conducted by officers and members of the lodge and the singing of the opening ode the Invoca- tion was pronounced by Rev. F. F Walters. 'Absence" was a solo by Wllltom C. Weiss that followed and It was sung with feeling that touched all hearers.] Other musical numbers were solos by Miss Mabel Simpson and Mrs. G. H. Carpenter and a quartette by Messrs. Fulton. Ragland. Smith and -Weiss 'Sunshine and Kaln" was the title of- Miss Simpson's solo and her sweet rendition of this solo charmed all "One Sweetly Solemn Thought" was sung by Mrs. Carpenter whose rendi- tion was most appropriate and feel- ing. "The Vacant Chair was sung by the quartette. On account of the death of a mem- ber of his family Hon. L. J. Wortham telegraphed at the last hour that he would be unable to deliver the memor lal address. Harry Gaston accepted this duty and his address was one of eloquence and feeling. Attorney W. N. Bonner delivered the eulogy upon S. Maxwell Foster. The benediction was pronounced by Rev. Fred L. McFadden. after the closing exercises by officers of the lodge. Mr. Oaston In bis address said that to his mind there was no greater Jus- tification for the existence to the Be- nevolent and Protective Order of Elks necessary than that an Elk should know, when the span of bis Immortal career had been broken that his brothers will gather each succeed- ing year, on a fixed day and a stated hour, and call aloud his name. "An Elk has dally prooofs" he said, "that In life he will never be forsaken, and these services teach him that. In death, he will never be forgotten." In the course of his address the speaker made reference to the Titanic disaster saying that the memory of this catastrophe had associated Itself In bis mind with Elkdom and Its beau- ties and teachings Far down upon the floor of the sea." he said, "hundreds of miles un der the outlaw bergs, lies the magnif- icent mausoleum of steel and brass, In whose shattered bold rests as fair a company of good Knights and brave ladles as ever smiled In the face of death. "Soldier and sailor and merchant prince, playwright and actor, doctor and lawyer, peasant and nobleman. Nortnan and Saxon. I.atln and Celt. Slav and Jew. strangers In motherhood but wrought Into equal In the glory of their common end. "There Was Stead, whom kings lov- ed, yet who loved the helpless more: he would have made a good Elk, be cause he loved his fellow man. There was Millet In whose paint the songs of soul throbbed; he. too, would Iw made a grand Elk. because he 'overt the beautiful There was Harris wlm returned and gave his seat to n wo- man; he would have made a good Elk, because he was conscious of the consideration due to worn.in hood There was Strauss, he of the open purse; he would have marie a good Elk .because of bis generosity. And there was his wife, than whnm no queen was ever greater, for out of true courage all nobility springs "And there were a thousand more, none of them less than these, swart peasants of a hundred tribes, end dren tribes, children of moll snd need slaves of the stokehole, polwashe and roomstewards And all of them would have made good Elks. Was there ever so mighty a memory woven from nucti strange snd varied strands of caste? (Continued on page S) DECEMBER TERM CONVENED MONDAY Grand Jury Being Empaneled This New Quarters The Decc-mbPr form of the district court conveued at 1 SO this af if moon mid the grand jury WUH empaneled Tomorrow the appearance docket will be called Several of those suniniunoil for grand jury service liad valid excuses and relieved frotn duty by JudK'1 Martin, so that only nine weru left In the Jury box at 'i o'clock this after noon. Sheriff Randolph was sent oui to secure additional Jurymen. The nine who will serve are Tom Barwlne, T W Daniel. VV N. Mlnnlck. W II Qwlnn, John Kiel, J. Downlnii. J H Bisk. J 1. I.I-R and J P Sumlii) Those absent or excused are .1. If Paw. W Lee Moore. J Wheat. K.I Poster. George Oulbersou, 1, DOUK- las'iind W. W. Brown. quarters have been tiled for this grand jury, which will hold Its deliberations. In the second story of the old jail. The luRt grand jury pill In a mild kick about the quartern al- lotted It. and a change wus nmcle The county court also convened for the December term. The appearance docket will be called tomorrow and I be probate docket Wednesday. The crim- inal docket will be taken up the third week. Late this afternoon Luther Thomp- son, L. H, Lawler and J. i' Jones were selected to complete the grand jury and Judge Martin began the reading of liia charge. SITE SELECTED BY BALL BROTHERS Land at Junction of Car Line and Wichita Valley Tracks Chosen- Funds Must Be Raised For Purchase The selection of the first site of fered them, west of the city at the Junction of the car line with the Wich- ita Valley tracks, by Ball Brothers, was announced In a letter received today by R. E. Huff, president of the Chamber of Commerce. The letter submits a definite propn sltlon on the terms already made pub lie. which provide for certain freight rate changes, switching privileges, and the donation of the site In ques- tion. This plant now depends upon thn minor concessions mentioned and tin on the raising of the to Sin.non needed to buy the site. It Is likely that the steps necessary will bo taken at once, so that the matter may be finally closed up without additional delay. The site will cost from SlB.Oflfi tq and Messrs. Kemp anil Kell have agreed to give half the amount needed, the remainder to be purchased by subscription. The committee Is already at work upon the other concessions Tviu oth er sites were offered Ball Brothers, one west of the city and tho other across the Wichita river, but Hie man- ufacturers decided aeain in favor of the tract which first sffmi'il desirable to them. SNEED'S FATE TO JURY ARGUMENTS WILL CLO'.E AT ri JE O'CLOCK AND JUDGE SWAVNC WILL'READ CHARGE TONIGHT WIFE IN FORT WOU Woman Who Wae Cause of Tragedy With Children at Close of Trial lly Al-in, I'l.'H Fort Her fate of .1 Iteall Kneed oil trilil I ho second fnr the nun tier of Captain t! Sr. will rest with jury late tonight Aruunienta ill the will be Vloapil at five o'clock this nf- leimiun when It Is pro-liable adjourn- mom ulll bi> taken until night o'clock tunlclil .Juiise will de- liver liln chctrne to I he Jury. Mi Ijt'an spoke for the de- fense this ntorning and Senator Odolt Is (losing for slate tliln afternoon. The learn of little Georgia Heal aged six. were rcHponslble for her mother's coming to Fort Worth to the lose of the trial of Sneed Tor the killing of fnplaln Boyce. She camp here with the children Friday mornhiK and Is under close surveil- lance at a Incnl hotel. The children are with her very night. Her husband who Is staying at a hotel nearby BOPS her oncp or tvvlco n day. Tho children did not appear at the opening of court today. They were with tlinlr mother. Mrs Snoed IH intensely Interested In the progress of her husband's trial. She reads the newspapers closely and makes matly Enquiries. When she ar- rived lipre she registered as Mrs, J. H. Drown of Plnlnvlew. When Georidu Beall Sneed crjini: In the court room Friday when' a hitter denunciation of her father was made by an attorney for the pros- ecution, slip was taken to hW mother and comforted, then brought back to the court room' CHARTER COMMITTEE MEETING IS CALLED Sub-committee Has Approved Two Drafts Which Will be Presented Tuesday Night A mentlnc of the (ronoral charter committee of eleven has hoen called for tomorrow night., when tho report of tho which has bopn al work for a number of will ho submitted and gone It fa probable that the revicwinB of tho sub commlttep's work by (lie general committee will require 'iomi> time BUI' It may he fu'voml boforo thn documents uro in Khupo for submission to thn public. H Is likely Ihal another mass meet- ulli hi; held to dlsoiiKn the char- lorw before an olpciiwi is called Tin1 coniinlMpr on INI- charter con- xlBtu of R E Huff. P Householder. A H Brllt.iln Bell. .T L. .Lick- win. W J Bullock. Patrick Henry. C II 1-Vlclpr I. Ma parts of Northwest Texas and from Souihurpt Oklahoma, many of thorn remaining IKTC for ansas City Man Suicides Bv ITI-MR Kansas M I'riddy, secretary of the Heal Estate hoard of Kansas wealthy and prominent committed suicide oarlv today by drinking poison. He wan 45 and unmarried Janus Reaches Memphis lit Memphis. Tt-nn Dor. '2 .Tnnufl. who IF making a trip down the Mississippi in n aeroplane ar- rived at nine u clock today District Meeting of Farmers Union Begun Here Today ReprpRfntatfvpfl of cotton glnnlnp ware-housing and financing interests from seven or PlphT countlos in N-.rth west Texas are In HOfieion In ihts rit) thifl afternoon and will continue heiv over tomorrow. Many mailers of in tereet in connection with the handling of the crop are being considered, nnd planR formulated for carrying on ttu- work during the coming >ear. I The moetinjr IM .tttr1 K.itei from Mir Knrmi nu'ii locals tn irtti ni in ami w in com- pain offices from U luiji UiKbar- I'Mr II H lor Mm an.I c On and t irhn.i counf> comention of ih.- I'n.on will he Joe Hilton fr-m Park In the city toda> trunrtHci.n? bunlness. MEWSPAPEJRl ;