The Bastrop Advertiser (Bastrop, Tex.), Vol. 63, No. 31, Ed. 1 Friday, November 19, 1915 Page: 1 of 8
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GREECE CENTER OF
INTEREST IN EUROPE
INTIMATES THAT TROOPS SEEK-
ING REFUGE IN THATCOUNTRY
WILL BE DISARMED.
FIGHTING GN ALL FRONTS
Churchill. Formerly Admiralty Lord
of Brit sh Navy, F!;fu6*s to Accept
Responsibility fjr War
Latest Npw« From the War Fronts.
The intimation of the Greek gov-
ernment that uny allied troops seek-
ing refuge in Greek territory will be
ill Harmed has been the cause of con-
siderable anxiety to the entente pow-
ers and consequently Field Marshal
Kitchener's Near East visit, gains add-
ed Import.m VV
Belated de patc 'hi Irotn HlrjjV " 1 >'
that Green- banes her doclhlon mi in-
ternational law, while the entente
ministers contend that tii<' right ac-
corded troopB to enter the country
through Balonikl permits them to re
tire by the mime route, should it be-
come necessary for tlicm to do so
The ministers are dumami.rig tiuit
Greece unequivocally define the a'ti-
tude she will observe should such an
•eventuality present itself.
Wlnrton Spencer Churchill, who has
been the most severely criticised mem
ber of the English government and
who has been held personally respon
slble for the loss of Rear Admiral Sit
■Christopher Cradock's fleet. In the Pa-
cific. the destruction by submarines
of ♦ Ife liritish cruiser* t'ressy, Hogue
and Abouklr, the ill-fated Antwerp ex-
pedition and the Initiation of the naval
attack on the Dardanelles, delivered a
speech In ills own defense in the houm
of commons Monday, following the
resignation of his pout in tho cabinet
'i won't have It said." was his dra
matlc assertion, referring to the Dar
dandles attack, "that this was a civil-
ian plan foisted by a political amateur
upon reluctant officers and experts.'
And this sums up his reply to all
The Serbians are falling back from
mountain ran re to mountain range
before the advance of the Austro-Gcr
man lorPes, whose official reports
enumerate the captnr" of a thousand
or more prisoners da. < a few guns
and quantities of stores. The Ser-
bian are fighting continuously, how
ever, t:nd are inflicting considerable
loi ses on their pursuers.
Along the eastern front the Ser-
bians appear to be holding their own
aguimt the Bulgarians, and are mak-
ing a stand on the western bank of
the Morava river. So stubborn has
been their resistance the Bulgarians
have had to c.ail for assistance from
the Antro German artillery in their
effort to drive the defenders out of
Katchanik pa: Thus far they have
The iiiiti-ii and French troops,
which are receiving reinforcements,
are meeting with some success, and
beside repulsing the Bulgarian at-
inks, have undertaken small offen-
sive movements with .rood results.
The Au:-tro Germans and Bulgarians,
however, have made such progress
from the be Inning of the campaign
that it will take serious work now to
The ,\listro Hungarian admiralty this
week officially announced that the
alian st. unship Aticona attempted to
nape after a warning shot had been
'red across her bow and that the ves-
■1 only stepped after being t.heiiod
everal tiiues l>y an Austrian subline
Mo far as Thomas Nelson 1'age, the
American ambassador, has been able
to ascertain from the official reports
received through the Italian govern-
ment and from the British consuls tit
Bir.irta mid Tunis, the following
American citizens were on the Anco-
nil, which was sunk by an Austrian
submarine last week.
|>r Decile L. Greil, Alex I'ataivo and
his wife and foftr children, Mrs Fran-
cesco Mastoid Latnura, I'asqiiaio Line
rlno and Giuseppe 'lorrisl and liis wife
Of these only Mrs. Grail anil Torrial
are among the survivors.
For tlie moment the poll 11 al situa-
tion is graver than the military. The
central powers have again protested
to Greece aialnst the landing of al
li ".i^Hjpv ;,t SuloniM. King Constnn-
tint J'eported to have replied that
ikl is an open port there has
't'ingemont of Greek rights
\ln^. and that Gr.ee,. will
THE EUROPEAN WAR A
YEAR AGO THIS WEEK
Nov. 16, 1914.
Allies drov the Germans across
Germans gained In the Argonne
region, and prepared defensive
lines from the North sea to the
Germans withdrew from Kalis/
and Weljun and were repulsed near
Russians reached Angerburg. .
Turks occupied Kotur, Persia.
British troops landed In Basra
Indian troops occupied Turba,
Nov. 16, 1914.
Fighting in West checked by
snow and floods.
Russians checked In East Prussia
and driven back near Soldau and in
Russians defeated by Turks near
British took Turkish camp at
Nov. 17, 1914.
Allies gained ground on Yser be-
tween Armentiercs and Areas.
Gsrmans resumed bombardment
Great battle In Poland between
Vistula and Warthe river*.
Germans fell back on line be
tween Gumbinnen and Angerburg
Austrians reached the Kolubara
river and captured 8,000 Serbians.
Turks checked Russians near
Fao and occupied Duzkuey.
German squadron bombardc Li-
Russian Black sea fleet attacked
All aliens expelled from Frank-
Nov. 18. 1914.
French took forest near Blx-
Germans mined and b. • up part
Germans won near Clrey and in
Russian advance guard between
the Vistula and Warthe driven
Battle fought at Soldau.
Russians advanced In East Prus
Serbians and Montenegrins won
fight near Trebinje forts.
Cardinal Mercler appealed to
America to help Belgians.
Nov. 19, 1914.
French retook Tracy-le-Val but
were repulsed in the Argonne.
British bombarded Dixmude.
Russians were driven back be-
hind the 3zura river, but advanced
in East Prussia and Gallcia.
Russians defeated Kurds in Per-
French cruiser Wald'ck-Rous-
seau sank Austrian subir irine.
Names of Germans struck from
rolls of Legion of Honor.
Nov. 20, 1914.
French abandoned Chauvoncourt
British gained at Bixschoote.
French wrecked German earth
works and supply train near Reims.
Russians checked Von Hinden
burg on Vistula Warthe line and
won success near Lodz.
Russians took four towns In Ga-
llcia and In East Prussia reached
the Mazurian lakes.
British houre of commons voted
additional army of 1,000,000 men.
Nov. 21, 1914.
French captured heights at
Ornes and advanced In the Ar-
Russians took Przemysl trenches.
Turkish cruiser Goeben badly
damaged in Black Sea.
French artillery stopped German
attacks In Woevre district.
Heavy fighting in Poland and at
Serbians fell back before Austri-
Allied aeroplanes bombarded
Zeppelin sheds at Friedrichshafen.
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CLAIMS CAUSE AND CURE I THE LIBERTY BELL
FOR PELLAGRA IS FOUND PASSES THRQ12GH TEXAS
Pub'ic Health Service Announce Cure
Found After Fxperimentinj With
Washington. — Discovery of the
cause of and cure for pellagra was an
nounced formally Friday by the public
health service. The announcement
follows the 'ec -tit publication of a re-
port by Surgeon Jos. Goldberger on a
year of experiments in co-operation
with the Southern State health offic-
ials demonstrating the correctness of
the theory that a one-sided diet lack
itig in prote:ds would cause the dis-
ease and that a well-balanced diet
would cure It.
"The spread of this dread malady,
which has been increasing in the Unit-
ed States at a terrific rate during tlie
past few years, may now bo checked
and eventually eradicated," said the
service statement. "It Is estimated
that seventy-five thousand cases of
the disease will have occurred in the
United States in 1915 and of this num-
ber at least 7,500 will hava died before
tho end of the year. In many sec-
tions only tuberculosis and pneumo-
nia exceed it as a c.avtse of death."
The final dietary tests were made
by Surgeon Goldberger and Assistant
Surgeon G A. Wheeler at the farm
of the Miss-'ssippi penitentiary, where
•i half dozen convicts were given pel-
lagra by fe. ling them for five months
on bountiful meals consisting chiefly
of cereals and sweets and lacking in
meats, milk, egr.s, beans and peas
Th" victims wore recently pardoned
by the governor and now are being
i t tored to health through a corrected
In earlier experiments about two
hundred pellagra patients had been
cured by balanced rations and at the
end of a yeiir there had been a sllgnt
recurrence of the disease in only one
Stops Were Made With the Historic 1
Relic In Many Texas Towns.
Thousands Greet It.
The Liberty Bell made its first and
probably la i visit to Texas this week
I and many Texans had an opportunity
, to see the famous relic, as it stopped
I in many Texas towns. School chil-
dren in towns visited by the bell, be-
decked the proclaims!' of Liberty with
flowers while short ceremonies were j
held. It has been announced that the
bell many never again he allowed to
come so far away from its place in
independence Hall. Philadelphia, due
to it* antiquity and the fact that it
already is cracked.
Carranza Discharges Editors.
Brownsville, Tex.—The entire edi-
| torial force of the official Carranza
paper in Matamorou was discharged
i Friday on orders from the City of Mex-
ico following complaint on the Ameri-
can side of articles published in the
Matamorou paper calculated to arouse
anti-American sentiment on both sides
of the river, particularly among the
Pell County In Pro Column.
Temple, Tv>x.—The dry fore s won
a victory in the election held in Bell j
County Saturday ; nd their majority
was 44,'!, which is so large as to pre-
1 dude all talk of contest and finds tin.'
j losing faction better satisfied to make
. th" most of the result. The total vote
cast, front unofficial returns, was •>,301,
of which the pros received 3,402 and
'tilt* antis 2,959. The vole was 1,000 ,
short of the full strength of the coun- 1
TEXAS FEDERATION BE
WOMAN'S CLUB SITING
Meeting Was One of Great Achieve-
ments for Good—Officers Elected;
Brownwood, Tex. —After electing of-
fleers for the en.m.iig two-year term,
the Texas Federation of Women's
Clubs adjourned Friday after a tour
days' sew Ion The meeting place for
next year will ho selected by the exe-
cutive board, Sherman and Port Ar-
thur having scut invitations for th:1
convention. The officers elected are
Mrs. Frederick Fleming of Dallas,
pre. idi.nt: Mrs. M. Nettle Curry of
Brenham, vice president at la ire, Mrs
P. Averlll of IC1 Paso, recording sec-
retary; Mrs. A. it. Griffith of Dallas,
corn ponding secretary; Mrs. S. H
Burnside of Wichita Falls, treasurer;
Mrs, G. It. Scott of Corpus Chrlstl,
Among the important pohleveincnts
hi the Brownwood convention was the
organization of the Texas Federation
tif Musical Clubs, following the amend-
ment to the constitution of the Te:>as
Federation of Women's Clubs The
new federation Is to have a separate
or ani/.atlon. The new federation war
; . iteeted with the adoption of a con
stitutlon and by-laws.
Tho following resolutions were
"Resolved, That the Texas Federa
tion of Women's Clubs, in convention
a.' .'cmbled, request every delegate to
the biennial to pledge hoi self to have
one costume o? white cotton cloth
woven and made In Texas that shall
; o • uniformly for at least one se.,-
sio > biennial.
* , "be State of Texas is one
of the flvt States having no State
highway engineer, ■-■nd since it is most
important to have uniform construc-
tion and maintenance of roads, there-
fore be it
"Unsolved, That the Texas Federa-
tion of Women's Clubs pledges its co-
operation with the Texas Library As-
sociation through the library exten-
sion committee of the federation and
the library extension committee of the
"Resolved. That the federation
heartily indorse the action of Mrs.
Mary Hunt Affkck in advocating the
State ownership of the secred spot
where the Texas republic was born,
at Washington, on tho Brazos.
"Resolved, That we co-operate in
asking that the newspapers use pic-
tures of the nature of those submitted
by Mr. Percy Mcore for the socalled
funny pages of Mie Sunday supple-
A resolution pledging the federation
to work for the appointment, of a
State motion picture censor was re-
ferred to the executive committee.
This resolution was inspired by a
paper written by Mrs. F. W. Vaughn
of Fort Worth, discussing tho Influ-
ence of tho motion picture upon the
home and the school life state.
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TEXAS NEWS BRIEFScFS
Governor Ferguson has agreed to
make four speeches In Ilell county
In opposition to prohibition.
• • • •
The total a .endance of the stato
fair at Dallas for the 10 days of Its
1915 tesslon was 77,'.2UO.
Work on the $12,600 sewer plant at
West, for which bonds wore recent-
ly voted, is progressing nicely.
The contract for construction of
the good roads in the Terrell district
has been awarded.
Location lias been mn^o for a test
well for oil Just one mile north of
the town of Burkburnet.t.
Them i is recently vrted at Fast
land a sit et Improvement bond is<ue
of $S,000 for the purpone of Improving
the slrei ts and bridges of the town.
Villa's Men Cross CCu uary Line.
San Antonio, Tex.—Villa soldiers
crossed the International boundary
line at N'aco, Ariz., Saturday to cap-
ture a Mexican who had killed an of-
ficer, accord.ng to a report from < ol
onel Brown, who is in command of two
squadrons of cavalry at that place, to
the southern department headquarter
at Fort Sam Houston. The soldier,
chased the man 200 yards within
American territory and, capturing him,
took him back into Mexico
Booker T. Washington Is Oead.
Tuskegee, Ala Booker T. Washing
ton. the noted negro educator and
founder of Tuskegec Institute, died
of a nervous breakdown Sunday at hF
home in Tuskegee, four hours after
his arrival from New York He real-
ized the end was near ond was deter-
mined to make the long trip South to
bear out his oft-expressed statement
that he had been "born in the South,
have lived all my life in the South ant.'
expect to die and be buried in the
Railroad Sold at Auction.
Now Orleans, La. The New Or-
leans, Texas & Mexico railroad, a sub-
sidiary of the St. Louis K San Fran-
cisco system, was sold at public auc-
tion Monday by order of Judge Hufui
Foster of the federal district court.
The road was bought in for $ti,000,000
by Walter L. Tuylor, representing the
bondholders of (lie road.
British Search U. S. Vessel.
Washington.—-Great Britain was for
roally asked Wednesday by the United
Stater, for information concerning the
recent search of the American ship
Zealand la in the Mexican port of I'ro-
greso by a landing party from a Brit-
ish cruiser. Ambassador Page was
Instructed to make the inquiry
through the London foreign office. A
report from American Consul John W
Germon at Progreso stated that the
Zcalundla was forcibly searched by j
men from a British cruiser now lying
outside tiif harbor, presumably wait-
ing to eize the vessel.
Claims Bomb Fired Ship.
Port Arthur, Tex Siiasen by an
explosion of such force that the chim-
neys of all lamps on the Italian steam
i hip Llvictta were shattered, and
throwing the second engineer across
the engine room and badly bruising
him. the oil and gasoline laden ves
sel, which left Port Arthur Tuesday
for Buenos Ay res, came to grief about
ulxty-flve miles out. Captain It Lleo,
in a statement given through the Ital-
ian consul at Port Arthur, declares
the explosion was caused by a bomb,
and saj^s that the other officers of the
ship will substantiate Ms belief. The
• hip now lies In thirty feet of water
off Ship Shoal, the cat go in holds Nos.
3 and 4 destroyed by fire.
pt tral until one of tne bel
s as transgressed against
h France and Italy, who
i ud h"r allies by sending a
attitude of Greece.
The nly notorious "draft riots" of
the Civil war took place July 13. 14,
15 and in, IHrt:',, in New York city. It
Is estimated that more than a thousand
men were killed, and property worth
$1,500,000 was destroyed in the four
days. The draft was resumed, how-
ever, on August 1!' and was completed
in ten dnv* without resistance. Th /o
were slight disturbances in Boston on
the night of July 15, in Portsmouth,
N. H„ and lti Holmes county, Ohio In
Philadelphia and Chicago prominent
Unionists naked (he president to pest
pone the draft, and It was avoldod In
Illinois until the next year.
Villa Force Defeated.
Wr.shlngton. -Defeat ol 3,000 Villa
troops who tttt.'ickcd Fuerte, Mcxl •>,
by a superior furri' of the '! • fact'
liovernment «:u reported Tlnti: ii > in
consular dispatches. F rete on
the railroad northeast of Topolo
King and Quron Crowned.
Houston, 'lex I lie climax ol the
sixteenth annual No-Tsu-Oh carnival
was reached VVt dnesduy night when
the queen and king of the celebration
were crowned at the coronal on ha!'
King Nolloc XVI was Mr. It F. Paine,
and the queen Mist- Marion Holt S< w
Head Jerked Off When Hanged.
Fort Worth. Tex.—C. A. Myers,
slayer o;' A. W. Montague, Wednesday I
paid, the death penalty In one of the j
ghastlle-it executions ever witnessed |
Wher, the trap u;is sprung the force :
o- Myers' weigh: caused the trunk
and he to part, leaving the head sus-
pi ml' I in I hi noose of the rope. The
ti rk ruck the floor below. B ood
spurted n all directions and spnitt-r
ed the ills and termedlar e pool
on the Moor.
Tr'hs Grapefru^ls Farly.
Austin Ti ;. Grapefruit raised In
the low. r Hio Grande valley of Texas
Is two weeks earlier this year thnii
the Florida fruit, and in the opinion
of F.d I, Avers, chief nursery Inspec-
tor, T< \ is depnrtuicnt cf agriculture,
4 excels t tie Florida product lu flavor.
Minnesota Cow Is Champion.
Minneapolis, Minn. — The world's
championship for the production of
butter fat by a single cow In a year
has been won by Duchess Skylark
orrnsby, a Holsteln-Frleslan, accord-
ing to an announcement made Satur-
day. '''he cow produced a total of
1,205.091 pounds of butter fat; gavu
27,101.7 pounds of milk in the year;
rave 558.1 pounds of milk and 34.3t>
pounds of butter In seven day4, main-
tained an average butter fat. record of
4 32 per cent; ate less than twenty
pounds of if* In a day; consumed onl'
grains wit/. ,i practicn' reach of every
dairy inaf and remained in perfect
health throughout the test period.
The brick hotel at Farmersville,
which was destroyed by tire u few
months ago. has been rebuilt and Is
now open for business.
The Mnrtln-Glover company of San
Angelo are now installing a cold rtor-
age plant. The plant when complet
ed will have a capacity of several
Peanuts are bt Itig put on the Dub
Ifn market now, and shipments in ear
lots by dealers have begun. Pecans
are also coming lu rapidly and a big
crop Is reported.
« * *
The first cargo of sisal to reach
Galveston In several months was
brought to port by the Norwegian
steamer Senator, from Progresso,
Mexico. The Senator has a full cargo.
Work has started on the plant of
the Panhandle Refining company at
Wichita Fulls, which will have a ca
paeity of 2,000 barrels dally The
ultimate Investment of the company
is expected to be about $200,000.
• • •
Fire destroyed the sawmill of the
West Lumber company at Onalaska,
Texas, causing u loss of $250,000,
which was fuily covered by insurance,
according to ad/ices received at the
Houston offices of tho company.
• * •
| Kxcnvations have been made In the
court house yard for the foundation
for the monument to be erected in
honor of the confederate veterans b#
the Wcatherford chapter of the daugh-
ters of the confederacy.
• # •
Petitions are being circulated ask
Ing for the commissioners court to
call an election for a $400,000 bond
issue with which to build eight ma-
cadam roads in tho precinct radiat-
ing from Sulphur Springs.
• * •
Advice was recelvod In Dallas from
Austin of the approval by the com-
missioner of insurance and hanking
of a contract whereby the Great
Southern Life Insurance company of
Houston reinsures the business of the
Equitable Life Insurance company of
San Antonio, giving the former con-
cern more than $35,000,000 of lnsur-
! ance in force and $",100,000 admitted
• • •
A cooperative grain elevator with
a capacity of ,"i0,000 bushels and cost-
ing about $15,000 will be erected by
the merchants of Garland and the
farmers of the surrounding country
in time to take care of next year's
grain crop, i' was announced. Tho
elevator will be built on a purely co-
operative proposition, and stock will
lie sold generally in the vicinity of
Garland to all who care to invest.
• • •
The Dallas postofflce In October
paid out $082,931 ft) on postal money
orders, an increase of $173,028.41 over
the same month last year, when tho
total disbursements were $509,903.55.
This Is a Kiiln of 31 K per cent and
makes a record for the office.
Urges Economy by Officials.
Austin, Tex. Believing that expens*
accounts of employes of state depart-
ments and state Institutions are ex
(essive, and ttiat at least $50,000 can
be saved annually in traveling ex
penses If careful scrutiny is given
these accounts by heads ol depart
luents nnd Institutions before gt\in^
their approval, State Controller Henry
B Terrell has addressed a circular let
ler to tin e officials requesting them
to co opera e in a plan for a more
economical expenditure of state funds.
An election has been ordered for
December 4 to vote on issu njt $50,-
000 In bonds for the building of a
viaduct over the Texas & Pacific prop
■rty at Marshall, e rr ect'tiu the north
mil south sides of tic city.
« • •
The postmaster fa I !'i •' the po«'al
■"celpts nt he T' u- < !Tic« for t 1
t onth of Octob vt i : a pa red with the
nonth of October last y ", Increased
j per cent.
• • •
At. .at ?">'!'1 i'lo " i or .t'lt "I by tr,o
taptist worker In Teas dnrlnt: the
NMt ve:u i ''I t11! to Dr. J. It,
lanvbiell. executive secretary of the
ptlst G'1 *s.t i' "ni ion of Texan,
• the i n :• t "iint ver raised
tie 'i > l ip' ' - In one year v
h, ten i1 e n\ rit on will be held
• Austin Nov. 18 to 23.
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