Palestine Daily Herald (Palestine, Tex), Vol. 16, No. 5, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 25, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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PALESTINE DAILY HERALD
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Palestine, Texas, Wednesday Evening, April 25, 1917.
RIGHT AND WRONG WAY TO HANG FLAG
y-„' (By Associated Press)
Dallas, Texas, April 25.—Mys-
tery surrounds the taking into
custody here last night of H. C. -
JPoe, a former1 president of the
Temple Statd Bank and the chief
at the recent investiga-
tion of Governor Ferguson. Poe
is held fcy the Dallas police, who
sayjtbey acted on the request of
Sheittf- Smith of Bell county.
Smith, over the long distance tele-
. *-i phone, said he holds a warrant on an
affidavit J>y William Blum, charging
fimbeaslement in a real estate deal.
The amount is said to be three thou-
sand dollars. The'Associated Press
correspondent at Temple tried to see
the sheriff but was told he was not
in the city. Blum is a farm manager
for the governor.
The Spanell Case
(By Associated Press.)
„ Coleman, Texas, April 25—Argu-
. ments over filing by the1 defense of a
special of “former acquittal” de-
layed proceedings this mopping in
' the Spanell case. Judge Woodward
finally decided to admit the plea,
with the undertsanding that he might
have it withdrawn after all of the
evidence is in.
Bishop Sherwood Consecrated.
[-Y. (3pedaJ to The tteraTd.)
Rock island, 111., April So.—The ser-
vice of consecration of Rev. G. H.
Sherwood as Episcopal bishop of
Springfield took place today in Trini-
ty church, this city, of which the new
bishop has been rector for a numbei
of years past. Many notable repre-
Episcopal clergy and
laity took part in the ceremonies, j
which were conducted with the full
tftual of the church. Bishop Sher-
wood will succeed Bishop Edward W.
Osborne as head of the Springfield
An operator of a farm down in the
Trinity river country reports«-that a
strange Mexican yesterday was visit-
that section, where
Mexicans are extensively employed,
and was conferring with the' Mexicans.
He has a hack outfit, and seems well
equipped for traveling. He pretends,
when questioned, that he is seeking
employment; but when employment
is offered him, and after he has talks
with the Mexicans employed on the
place, t decides he does not care for
The Herald’s informant said tfiis
man visited out-of-the-way , places in
the Trinity river country—places a
stranger could not find without effort,
and evidently had a message for the
Mexicans he came in contact with. He
also said he tried to ascertain just
what that message, if any, was, but'
that the Mexicans pretended igno-
He thinks officers should trail him
down and investigate him, and, if
possible, find out his mission, andP*
who is sending him out.
There are a great number of Mex
icans empolyed in this and adjacent
counties, and thousands of them in
this section of the state.
On Small Villiage
Berlin, April 25.—The chief fighting
In fhe past twenty-four hours has
been for the village of Gavrette, si*
miles north of ^Arras, it was officially
“EVELYN”DEPARTMENT TO *
HEbE ‘ v * ——— x *
Great Lakes, 111., April 24.—In re-
w aponse to numerous letters from
yopng women asking that they be
given a sailor for ‘ adoption,”* Capt.
W. A. Moffett, comm.mding the Unit-
ed S&tee naval trailing station here,
today established an “Evelyn” deoart-
The department was named for
Miss Evelyn Young of Chicago, the
first young woman to promise to-sup-
ply a sailor with tobacco, letters, muf-
flers and other luxuries.
-All members of the Woodman
Circle are urged to meet at Mrs. B.
C. Carr’s, 408 Queen street, Thurs-,
day night at 7 o'clock, to take part
in the parade.' Dress in white.
,-*• . (Signed) Guardian.
To Dedicate Red
(By Associated Iress.)
Washington, D. C., ASpril 25.—To
the list of notable events that cluster
about the making of the nation’s cap-
ital, another will be added early next
month, when the "new $800,000 Amer-
ican Red Cross building will be dedi-
cated and turned over to President
Wilson, as the head of the organiza-
tion. It is planned to have the dedi-
cation attended by impressive cere-
monies. A notable feature of the
t «* -
program will be the dedication of the
three memorial window's given to the
Red Cross by the women of the civil
war organizations." ■*"'
HOLLWEG IS EVIDENT
There are (wo r aya to hang the Stans and Stupes. One is right and the
other is wrung. You do It the right way, as shown above, and tell yoar neigh-
bor to do lUrowlco. - - j *
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SINKS HER FIRST
Joffre Is Given
A Big Ovation
(hw Associated Press.)
a Washington. D. ,C., April 25.—The
French commission arrived here to-
day and was given an enthusiastic
reception. As Marshal Joffre step-
ped from the Mayflower, the young
French official already here, kissed
his hands. This act brought tears to
the eyes of many.
Balfour Says; No
l By Assoslateu Press. >
Washington, April 25.—^British For-
eign Secretary Balfour, in an inter-
view today, said the entente had no
thought of asking the United States
to depart from her traditional policy
of keeping from entangling alliances.
(By Associated Press:)
LpfKQQN, APRIL 25££AP.
TAIN RICE OF THE AM El
CAN STEAMSHIP MONGOLIA,
WHICH HAS ARRIVED AT A
BRITISH PORT, TOLD THE AS-
SOCIATED PRESS TODAY
THAT THE MONGOLIA HAD
FIRED THE FIRST GUN OF
THE WAR FOR THE UNITED
STATES AND HAD SUNK A
Captain Rice said a German subma-
rine was about to attack the great
liner on April the nineteenth, in Brit-,
ish waters, and there was absolutely
no doubt that the submarine was hit.
The naval gunners made a clean hit
at on* thousand yards and the peri-
scope was seen to be shattered.
!5, was delayed several hours on
leolPat 'of a IfeigSt wreck west
this city. It" was reported two freight
cars had been turned over. The
wrecker was sent from here to clear
the track. .
David James Goes to Navy.
David James, a student of the Tay-
lor high school, who on last Wednes-
day, sent ifi his application for enlist-
ment in the navy, America’s “First
Line of Defense,” departed today for
Houston, where he goes to -take a
final examination before his depart- j
for Chicago to go into active
D. A. R.
A regular meeting of the local. D.
A. R. chapter will be held at the
.home of Mrs. Frank* Hufsmith, Thurs-
day . afternoon of this week at 3
o’clock. Matters pertaining to the
program for the raising gf the flag
on the Y. M. C. A, grounds Thursday
evening will be taken up and final
arrangements made for that, event.
Owing to circumstances, over which
the D. A. R.’s have no control, the
flag w'hich they have purchased, Will
be raised After sunset, w'hich they re-
gret. There js no rule against the
time, But courtesy to the flag.
Girls Observe Fighting.
Omaha' Neb., April 25.—The activi-
ties Qf Reid Marshal Sir Douglas
Haig, British commander, in France,
are- watched with .unusual interest
by two Nebraska girls, nieces of the
famous British general. Both girls
are well acquainted with the field
marshal and while in England for
several years lived in his -home at
St. Leonard-by-the-Sea. *
The Misses Julia and Phyllis Haig 1
are the daughters of a younger broth-
er of General Haig who came to
America many years ago and mar-
ried an American girl. He came west
and purchased a ranch in Western
Nebraska. Later a town grew up
near by which was named Haigville
in his honor. Henry Haig died sev-
eral months ago but his, wife and
daughters still make their home on
It was at the personal solicitation,
of General Haig that his nieces were
. sent to England for part of their edu-
Centenary choir will meet Thursday
night at 8 o’clock. All members urg-
e<L to come. * Reporter.
British Ambassador -
. Gets First Loan
XBy Associated Press.)
Washington, April 25—Secretary of
Treasury* McAdoo today gave the
British ambassador a two hundred
million dollar treasury warrant, the
first loan to be made to any entente
-eoontry under the seven billion dollar
David is the son of Frank James,
an engineer on the I. & G. N., and.
has been a resident of this city for
the past year. The yoUng man has
the appearance of making good- in
his cllbsen line, and the Press joins
, • f
with His many friends in wishing
him the very best of success—Taylor
Press. * .
Fast Train Delayed. Y
The Sunshine Special from the
west, due here yesterday afterneon at
FROM T. & P. RY.
New York, April 24.—George J.
Gould yesterday resigned as presi-
dent and chairman of the .board of
directors of the Texas and Pacific
Railway. At his suggestion, the fol-
lowing officers were elected: •
-Chairman of the board, William
Church Osborn; president, J.L. Lan-
caster; vice president, * Kingdon
Gould;; members of the executive
(committee, William Church Osborn,
Kingdon Goufd, Dfunlevy Milbank,
Norman S. Meldrum and Finley J.
A Great Service
At the Tabernacle
The meeting last night was well
attended and was given great im-
petus by the presence of a new song
leader.,, Brother Hotchkiss had done
well, but his throat was giving out
and besides we needed him for per-
Mr. Bradford, the new leader, is
from Dallas, and from the first song
convinced the people tha$ he knew
his business. He is not only a good'
director but a soloist par-excellence.
He not only sings well, but can in-
duce others to sing. We count our-
selves fortuunate* in securing him
just at this time. '.
We have a new feature today in an
all-day prayer service. Ten women
have been' appointed captains and
with ten helpers will conduct the ser-
vice all day. The prayer list number-
ing more than 100 will be read and
kept before them and before God. We
feel there is no indifference, or oppo-
sition that can stand before this kind
of thing. ,
Yesterday we had the largest at-
tendance at our day service we have
had at alL The people seem to be
just now waking up to the opportu-
nity before us. We are assured of a
great victory. __ ,
The sermon last nigfit jv;as one of
the best of the series. The theme
Was the “Love of God.” Personal
work on the part of The Christians
seems to be the main feature. We in-
vite all who love God and want to
see people saved to come and help
os. , Reporter.
(By Associated Press.)
Copenhagen, April 25.—A move-
ment to overthrow Chancellor
Von Bethmann:Holleweg is again
becoming evident in Germany.
Pan-Germans, conservatives and
national liberal organs are wag-
ing a hot fight against the social-
ist peace program and condemn-
ing the chancellor for not sepa-
rating from Scheidemann and his
Tick Law Upheld.
(By Associated Press.)
Austin, Texas, April 25.—The court
of criminal appeals today upheld the
constitutionality of the local option
tick eradication law passed by the
Are Grabbing Land
(By -Yssociated Press.)
London, April 25.—On learning of
the revolution, peasants in some of
the Russian districts have' seized
farm land and driven the owners
away, unheeding the advice from
the government that the land ques-
tion cannot be wisely settled until a
constituent assembly is elected. It
is feared spring sowing will be delay-
ed and a crop shortage will result if
matters are not remedied. - ‘
Crops Are Now 1
L. J. Boyd, who operates farms ex-
tensively, says crops are coming fine
now; that the corn is growing rapid-
ly, and is putting on good color, and
the cotton is beginning to look, better.
With a few days of sunshine and
warm weather he says this crop is
going to forge ahead. The fields are
in fine shaptf, and all are working
hard, hopeful of a good crop year. Mr.
Boyd says the rains have come just
about right, that while there is
enough moisture, there has not been
too much, and the insects have not
Cod nights are the only bother, and
these will soon be a thing of the past.
VILLA WAS ALMOST
TAKEN BUT BY THE _
YAQUIS THIS TUag^
The $1,000,000 Fund
(By Associated Press.)
Austin, Texas, April 25.—Governor
Ferguson today sent to the legisla-
ture a message recommending a mil-
lion dollar appropriation to protect
the border, augment the national
guard, increase the ranger force and
raise the salary of the adjutant gen-
eral, who, he said, holds one of the
most important offices in the state
during the present crisis.
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago, 111., April 25.—May wheat
sold today at 92.50.
BIG BATTLE IS
STILL IN B0UBT
. I Notice.
In respect to the illness of Mr. Enoc'
Kersh, father o# our commander, Mrs.
Holtzheuser, we do not think it expe-
dient to partiApate in the patriotic
parade Thursjpy, but we are heartily
in sympathy with the movement:
Signed, Lieutenant Commander, Mrs.
Stan Eagle; Record Keeper, Mrs.
Wilson; Finance Adjutant, Mrs.
Kizer, Palestle Review No. 67 of Wo-
man’s Benefit Association of Macca-
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(By Associated Press.)
„■ London. April 25.—The third
day of the battle between the
"British and the Germans today
, finds, the result still in doubt.
Tfie massed German reserves are
being hurled forward in bloody
counter attacks io check the
forward surge of General Haig’s
troops. The Wolan line is still
The British have gained near Fam-
poux and have occupied Bilhem.. Dis-
patches say the German morale is be-
coming decidedly worse.
TEMPLE BOY MAY BE
TEXAN WHO CARRIED
U. S. FLAG IfJTO WAR
Temple, Texas, April 24 —A brief
communication received yesterday
from Canadian headquarters in
France by Mrs. D. J. Davis of Bland,
near here, seems to establish the fact
that her son, Robert, was the young
Texan who first carried the American
flag into the present war.. The mes-
sage stated simply that the boy was
wounded, but it is known that he en-
listed in the regiment which produc-
ed the hero of Vimv Ridge and so far
as can be learned no other Texan en-
listed with that body of troops. Young
Davis’' father fought the Germans on
Vimy, Ridge in the Franco-Prussian
.war of 1870.
Jexlco, ~ Api II ‘ JTL-
the wounded soldiers of his ^
in the military hospital here, (JenbflH ^ t
Marguia left for Montezuma late yes-
terday with a force of approximately
4000 troops, which he took to the
Casas Grandes-Babicora district of
Western Chihuahua recently to pre-
vent Francisco Villa and his follow-
ers from approaching the American
Officers of General Murguia’s staff
confirmed previous reports of the
fighting last week at Babicora ranch.
They insisted that Villa was present
in person and told how Yaqui Indians
came near capturing Villa while he-
slept, in an adobe house. They said
Indian scouts crept to the house
where a spy had informed them Vula
and his staff were passing the night.
Villa escaped in the’darkness, the of-
ficers said, -but several of his staff
were killed. Salazar, Julia Acosta
and Martin Lopez also escaped on
horseback, they said.
The official estimate of the govern-
ment losses were 55 killed and as
many more wounded. They estimat-
ed the Villa dead at 200, including 75
prisoners who were executed.
Methodist Bishops in Session.
(Social to The Herald.)
Grand Rapids, Mich., April 25.—
Church problems arising from the war
are to be discussed oy the bishops of
the Methodist church, who have gath-
ered in this city for their semi-annual
session. The meeting was opened to-
day and will be continued through the
remainder of the week.
(By Associated Press.)
El Paso, Texas, April 25.—Villa’s
main command is reported to have
been routed by throe thousand Car-
rancistas under General Eduardo Her-
nandez yesterday, at Carmen Ranch
in Western Chihuahua. Three hun-
dred Villistas were killed.
All officers, guards and members of
Mary V. Reid Review No. 24, are re-
quested to meet at Mrs. Gus Moore’s
residence, No. 615 N. Queen street, at
6 p. m. Thursday for the patriotic
Pearl E. Irving, L. C.
(By Associated Press.)
London, April 25.—It is officially
announced that the British have taken
3029 prisoners since last Monday.
French Gain Ground.
Paris, April 25.—The French gain*
ed ground in Champagne last night.
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Hamilton, W. M. & Hamilton, H. V. Palestine Daily Herald (Palestine, Tex), Vol. 16, No. 5, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 25, 1917, newspaper, April 25, 1917; Palestine, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1025222/m1/1/?q=yaqui: accessed February 23, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.