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Wichita Daily Times (Newspaper) - December 2, 1912, Wichita Falls, Texas Ax tola ten law mat u rent MOW other want la bay lamm Tba so U ma af Uu it M J lift lii Itie uil a of 1 I HIM tuil iv thr will o VOLUME VI WICHITA FALLS TEXAS MONDAY DECEMBER 2nd 1912 K 171 A GOOD LIVER IS YOUR UNCLE SAM SECRETARY OF TREASURY ESTI MATES COST OF GOVERNMENT AT 1823 SUM FOR PENSIONS Amount Asked Is Public Works Also More Costly By PreM Washington Dec will cost to conduct the affairs of the government foi the fiscal year ending June 30 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 by the Navy ment In the appropriation for 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 is Last year was expended for An Increase of about the same amount appears in the estimate or public for the year The estimate forecasts another lion dollar session of Congress for In addition to the which is the total estimated the general estimates will be necessary to conduct his department for how these mates Win fare hands of the democratic majority in the House Is the subject of considerable ure Among the estimates which will de- debate In Congress Is the de- imand for for the Economic Deficiency committee by President Toft which Is Investigating and reforming the system of Ing the government's business In the It was with considerable difficulty that was secured for the expenses of the Com- this year It was with considerable difficulty that was secured for the ex pense of the commission this year and the House look 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 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 censes Issued by County Clerk Walsh during the month while thirteen suits for divorce were 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- 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 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 iest days U competition between the two gets very keen one of them may hang out a sign like MARRYING DONE HERE SATISFACTION GUARANTEED Get Married By Me and You Will Never Get Married Else TEAM WILL SUNDAY Team of Picked Players Will Meet Drillers on Local Dia- mond The Wichita Fails and Electra ball teams will play 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 already defeated the locals this season Electra defeated giving Day the score being 14 to 0 In favor of Electra Instead of In vor of as elated previously attempted the famous igan play which was always broken up by the Electra players In the early part of the game ad- vanced to Electra's line where she lost the ball and Electra then ried the bait on four downs up the to within 30 yards of the 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 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 Prent Washington Dee met promptly at noon today for the short session that terminate with the Incoming of democratic tration March 4 Crowded galleries looked down on the animated below Speaker Clark In thp Senator Bacon presiding In the tapped the respective ies for the had vT been Mid out by Speaker Clark early In the day They for the call at the roll by States as soon as chaplain Bid prayer had been in each house for the appointment of joint committees to 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- also paid visits of compliment to the speaker Long lines of people Continued on Page 4 Is Estimate For River And Harbor Improvements iy 4 Washington Dad for improve menu to river and harbor work throughout the country the next fiscal year were submitted to Congren today In the annual report of Gen William H chief engineers the army Thli sum II greater than appropriated iot the last fiscal year tor the lame purpose CONFIRMATION OF CHANGE IN DALLAS POSTMASTERS By Washington Dec Taft has appointed George F Rockhold postmaster at Dallas to 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 FOR LAST TIME POLITICAL DISASTER Overtook Many in Recent Extent of Progressive Influence Subject of Gossip By Press Washington Dec third slon of the Congress begins at noon today under circumstances of unusual Interest U comes together after a political upheaval of far Ing extent which will soon transfer all the executive and legislative branches of the federal government to 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 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 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 of Congress semble Is that new conditions new policies and new men have been ered In as a1 result of the recent tion and that about the only function of the present short session until March 4 is to pass annual ply bills and wind up the remains of the old regime In the Senate Vice President man has been removed by death from the presiding officer's chair which IIB filled temporarily by Senators Bacon of Georgia and Gallinger of New Hampshire alternating The control of the Senate with about 60 as 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 0 have died since the last session closed but In no other the personel ues unchanged until March 4 tn the HouM Speaker Clark and the various chairmen of the two pre- ceding sessions continue to direct fairs with a total Democratic vote of giving a Democratic majority of about 33 The personal aspect was very as the session began today the air of Democratic victory 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 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 of Lincoln and who was ed td his first terra tn the national House of Representatives In 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 tary announcement of his retirement Representatives Cox of Ohio snd zer of New York bronchi Into the halls the titles of elect of Ohio and New York Senator frane of Massachusetts long regarded as the Republican whip of the Senate who also re- tired Senators Bourne of Oregon Guggenheim of Colorado Wet more of Rhode Island Curtis of sas Paynter of Kentucky of South Dakota Brown of Nebraska and many others Democrats and and Re- publicans today their last three before tary or to 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 Immediately after meeting day out of respect for the memory of the vice president and In Con- of this senators were In their seats The outline of the winter's work seemed Inextricably mixed as tors and congressmen met In friendly Continued on page S WEATHER FORECAST 4 Tonight fair freezing day fair and warmer 4 UNION PACIFIC MERGER ILLEGAL SUPREME COURT HOLDS NATION IN VIOLATION OF SHERMAN LAW SUIT BEGUN IN 1908 Today's Finding Reverses the ion of Federal Court at Salt Lake City B 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 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 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 pendently and that the sition of the stock In question the dominating power of the Union Pacific has suppressed competition between the systems and perfected a 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 gon Railroad Navigation Co San Pedro Loa Salt Lake ft Santa Fe ern Pacific Northern Pacific and Great Northern railroads the Farmers Loan and Trust Co of New York and the following R H Har riman Jacob H Otto H Kahn of Kubn Loeb and Co James man H Henry C former Senator Williams Clark and President Robert S Lovett af the Un- ion Pacific 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 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 law The Northern Pacific and Great Northern Railroads were merely inal defendants the government ing 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 vice were the three principal evils cited by the government as a result of the combine Throttling of the ma Canal trade through the Pacific Coast and of Mexico shipping lines controlled by the Southern Pa was another evil alleged 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 ed declaring the Gould and Northwestern Railroad Inter- ests were also seeking the 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 and Santa Fe stock The railroads asking invocation of the rule of reason to the merger declared the TT P never a majority of Southern Pacific stock now owns only 49 per cent and bought the stock In the open market denying the of Congress or the courts hold purchase ELKS REMEMBER ABSENT BROTHERS BEAUTIFUL AND IMPRESSIVE VICE HELD BY WICHITA FALLS LODGE ADDRESS BY H W 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 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 son JOB U O'Donohoe and S 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 hall and marched to the theater In a body where the services were opened at o'clock The orchestral music was play i by Katz orchestra Following the Ing exercises conducted by officers and members of the lodge and the singing of the opening ode the tion was pronounced by Rev F F Walters Absence was a solo by C Weiss that followed and It was sung with feeling that touched all Other musical numbers were solos by Miss Mabel Simpson and Mrs G H Carpenter and a quartette by Messrs Fulton Ragland Smith and 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 tion was most appropriate and ing The Vacant Chair was sung by the quartette On account of the death of a 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 In bis address said that to his mind there was no greater for the existence to the Be- 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 ing year on a fixed day and a stated hour and call aloud his name An Elk has dally 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 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 and Saxon and Celt Slav and Jew strangers In motherhood but wrought Into equal In the glory of their common end There Was Stead whom kings ed yet who loved the helpless 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 man he would have made a good Elk because he was conscious of the consideration due to 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 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 and And all of them would have made good Elks Was there ever so mighty a memory woven from strange snd varied strands of Continued on page S DECEMBER TERM CONVENED MONDAY Grand Jury Being Empaneled This New Quarters The form of the district court at 1 SO this af if moon mid the grand jury WUH empaneled Tomorrow the appearance docket will be called Several of those for grand jury service liad valid excuses and relieved duty by 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 T W Daniel VV N W II John Kiel J J H Bisk J 1 and J P Those absent or excused are 1 If Paw W Lee Moore J Wheat Poster George 1 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 lotted It and a change wus The county court also convened for the December term The appearance docket will be called tomorrow and I be probate docket Wednesday The inal docket will be taken up the third week Late this afternoon Luther 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 Funds Must Be Raised For Purchase The selection of the first site of them west of the city at the Junction of the car line with the 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 on the terms already made pub lie which provide for certain freight rate changes switching privileges and the donation of the site In tion This plant now depends upon thn minor concessions mentioned and tin on the raising of the to 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 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 er sites were offered Ball Brothers one west of the city and tho other across the Wichita river but Hie decided in favor of the tract which first desirable to them SNEED'S FATE TO JURY ARGUMENTS WILL AT ri JE O'CLOCK AND JUDGE CHARGE TONIGHT WIFE IN FORT WOU Woman Who Wae Cause of Tragedy With Children at Close of Trial lly Fort Her fate of 1 Kneed oil I ho second fnr the nun tier of Captain Sr will rest with jury late tonight ill the will be at five o'clock this when It Is mom taken until night o'clock will de- liver to I he Jury Mi spoke for the de- fense this and Senator Is losing for slate afternoon The learn of little Georgia Heal aged six were for her mother's coming to Fort Worth to the lose of the trial of Sneed Tor the killing of Boyce She camp here with the children Friday and Is under close lance at a hotel The children are with her very night Her husband who Is staying at a hotel nearby BOPS her or n day Tho children did not appear at the opening of court today They were with 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 she registered as Mrs J H Drown of When Beall Sneed In the court room Friday when a hitter denunciation of her father was made by an attorney for the 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 of the 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 of tho sub work by lie general committee will require time BUI It may he thn documents uro in for submission to thn public H Is likely Ihal another mass ulli hi held to the lorw before an is called on charter con- of R E Huff P Householder A H Bell T L win W J Bullock Patrick Henry C II I and T C First Monday Brought Big Crowd to Town Today Today is First Monday In Wichita Falls and an large crowd Is In tho city to make purchases and col ton Thp local wagon yards filled to overflowing and are to rare fur many of HIP visitors day so that some who name in hove been to hitch their teams on vacant lots and buy their feed Today's wan the fourth First Mon since the Idea WRH asaln here and the occasion seems to be In creasing in popularity Traders and come parts of Northwest Texas and from Oklahoma many of thorn remaining for City Man Suicides Bv Kansas M secretary of the Heal Estate hoard of Kansas wealthy and prominent committed suicide today by drinking poison He wan 45 and unmarried Janus Reaches Memphis lit Memphis Dor 2 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 of cotton and financing interests from seven or in west Texas are In In rit afternoon and will continue heiv over tomorrow Many mailers of in tereet in connection with the handling of the crop are being considered nnd formulated for carrying on work during the coming I The IM from Mir locals tn ni in ami w in com- pain offices from U luiji II H lor Mm c On and t of will he Joe Hilton Park In the city
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