The Alto Herald (Alto, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, January 3, 1908 Page: 3 of 8
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AN EPITOME OF THE MOST IM
PORTANT EVENT8 AT HOME
THE NEWS FROM EVERYWHERE
A Carefully Digested and- Con-
denied Compilation of Cur-
rent Newt, Domeotlo
Judge Wood denied the motion
filed by the defence in the IVttilione
trial that a verdict of acquittal be
advised by the court.
In a toast to Admiral Dewey on
the occasion of his «Oth birthday an-
niversary, President Roscvelt says
that of all living Americana, he has
brought greater glory to the nation.
" \ Five persons were humed to death
in a lire which destroyed the house
of John Clark at Watertown, a sub-
urb of Boston. Every member of the
Clark family met death ill the
A warrant was sworn out Thura-
dav night for the arrest of Fred 0.
Bonfils, one of the proprietors of the
Denver Post. The warant was sworn
to by ex-United States Senator
Thomas M. I'aterson as the result
of an encounter between the two
men at an early hour Thursday
morning, during which Senator Pat-
tenon was knocked down and pain-
Heavy reinforcements were dis-
patched to guard over the Russian
consulate at IJruiniah, Persian Ar-
menia, where utter anarchy prevails.
Murders are being committed by the
score and bandits are attacking ev-
ery caravan which enters the coun-
J. E. Cain, convicted of the mur-
der of Frank Munis, a mine op-
erator, and sentenced to life impris-
onment, cut his throat with a razor
in the Polk county (Iowa) jail an
hour before he was lo leave for th«-
penitentiary, lie secured the razor
from the jailer to shave.
Anti-Oriental feeling in Leth-
hridge, Alberta, smol.1erl.ig for
months, burst into flames on a re-
port that Joseph Smith, a citizen,
had been murdered in a Chinese res-
taurant. Mobs of several hundred
persona descended on the oriental
quarter and smashed the doors and
windows and in some cases the en-
tire fronts of buildings.
A foot aud part of a man's leu
were found in a sack which had
been thrown into the yard of tin;
Pittsburg Plate Glass Co. at Ford
City, Pa. From the sack emanated
a strong odor of acid. Bug#)' tracks
leading to the river caused the au-
thorities to believe that the rest of
the body was thrown into the river.
There\i8 uo clew.
Under orders from the pope Car-
dinal Ferrari, archbishop of Milan,
has published from the pulpit of the
cathedral of Milan the edict of "the
greater excommunication" against
all concerned in the publication of
the monthly review, 11 Itinnovam-
meto. The pronunciation, amonp
l-r things, deprives those whom
|s directed of Christian burial,
relieves the faithful of all du-
regarding the l>odics ami souls
[those denounced, whether they
I alive or dead.
0. Steadman. a lawyer, made
way from among a crowd of
ion on the platform of the sub-
at Fourteenth street, New York,
>d to the tracks in front of a
ling looal train and was killed,
iidniau was rated to lie worth
excess of $7,000,000. lie was a
ther of Edmund C. Steadman,
murder combining the elements
[mystery and deliberate cruelty
mal:e it out of the ordinary
committed on the Haekuisack
Widows in the town of Harrison,
Thursday, and the nude body
of a comely woman of jvrhaps 30
years, nearly submerged in the icy
waters of a iittlc'pond. Only the feet
projected when chancc passersby
broke the ice in which the exposed
portions were incrusted and dragged
the body ashore.
It wa anounced that the St. Jo-
seph IxumI Co. and tie Do«> Hun
]>cad Co. at Bonne Verre, M.o.,
wirtuh have l een working on half
time during the past thirty days,
will resume work at full tiae Jan. 1.
Thomas Sonimers of San Jose,
Oil., shot and killed his 5-year-old
boy. having mistaken him for a
burglar. Tho child was walking in
his sleep. The parents were awak-
ened by a noise in the room and, see-
ing the outline of a figure near the
window, they concluded it was that
of a burglar.
Fred Larson, who originated most
of the comedy confidence games in
Chicago, has at last fallen into the
hands of the police. He is the man
who a few years ago sold the big
Masonic Temple to a farmer for
$500. Another farmer paid him
$o0 to see "the building turn
Too ill to stand while speaking to
the jury, Clarence Darrow, chief
counsel for the defense in the Petti-,
lione iriid at Boise, Idaho, sat i t
his chair as he outlined his ca-i.*.
He spoke with effort at times ahd
never raised his voice above u con-
versational tone. The
the jury and ;r
ed the courts
word from the*
lips as he expt
the defense. Harrow's suttement
made it evident that to a great de-
gree the satne line of defense w ill be
followed as in the Haywood trial.
Kansas City judge says that Sun-
day law was ordained in the begin-
ning, protects labor and is weapon
for fighting avarice.
While she sat on the lap of her
cousin at the family home at Acid's
Station, (ia., Scdora Bryant, 10
years old, was instantly killed by a
stroke of lightning that wrecked the
home und injured 15 other persons,
though not seriously. There was a
gathering of neighbors at the Bry-
ant home for a song service. The
girl's cousin was unharmed.
Sixteen mills of the Enughlin tin
plant of Martin's Ferry, 0., resumed
work after an idleness of several
weeks. An order was also given to
repair the furnaces of the other
A 25 per cent increase over the
same period JhsI year in the immi-
gration from all countries is shown
in the November statement of the
bureau of immigration. In that
month 117, IT<! immigrants arrived
at (Ik- various ports, against D4.G21
in November, 190(>. In addition
there were 1,35(4 who were turned
buck for various cai.se*.
WaiviufPall attempts at a defense,
Hugo C. Yoeeks, 20 years old, held
on a charge of having attempted to
extort $1,500 from Raymond Hitch-
cock, the comedian, pleaded guilty
before Judge Rosalsky in New York.
Robbers broke into the store of
Oscar Black, in Fulton, Mo;, and,
after rilling the cash register, loaded
the safe upon some sort of vehicle
and corried it out to the Westmin-
ster campus, where they broke it
opm with a sledge hammer. The
safe contained $125 in cash besides
checks. The latter were unmolested.
The big powder plant of the Hap-
py Thought mine, belonging to the
United Creede Mines Co., at Creede.
Col., was destroyed by (Ire. The
loss is estimated at about $100,000.
The plant was closed on account of
the depression in the price of silver,
and the cause of the fire is unknown.
After a fight of nearly 10 years to
escape punishment for conspiring to
swindle the United States govern-
ment, Benjamin 1). Oreene and Jno.
F. fiaynor, convicted with Capt.
Oberlin M. Carter of fraud in "con-
nection with harbor improvements
at Savannah, (la., have lost, and
must pay the penalty—four years
each in prison and a fine of $575,-
Dispatches from Consul Hanna at
Iijuique to the state department re-
port that 200 of the striking work-
men from the nitrate beds of Chile
wero killed by government troops.
The supreme court of the United
States ordered a stay in the trans-
fer of the business of the Waters-
Pierce Oil Co. of Texas from the
hands of the federal receiver until
it can act on a petition for a review
of the judgment vacating the ap-
pointment of the federal receiver.
Thomas (1. Haves, receiving teller
of the American National Bank of
Washington, D. C.. was arrested on
a police worrant sworn to bv Robert
X. Harper, president of the institu-
tion, charging the embezzlement of
John W. Miller, electrician at the
Waverly (la.) sugar factory, has
received a letter conveying the infor-
mation that he had fallen heir to the
*um of $65,000, hi/« share of the es-
tate of a wealthy uncle, Kipil Miliar,
who recently died at Heleitn.'Mont.
Anarchy prevails at Fez. The
tribesmen have set fire to the stores
of tcbaeoo aud opium and chased
the niemlters of the foreign board
from tho town. Thev are threaten-
ing to assault the Jewish quarter.
General amnesty for political of-
fenses is to be the first fruit of the
Central American |s>ace conference.
Triplets, two bovs and a girl, wen-
born to Martin and Alineda. Curry,
Kansas City, Kas. The first born
was a seven-pound boy, followed 10
minutes later by a girl weighing
six pounds, and in just 25 minuter
===== OF AMERICA —
(Mailt peanuts, pigs mid poultry, und
mil will not know *hether there are
ally tin id .times or not.
MUST CONTINUE RIGHT.
I«ot tht lie th<> Winner t'nlon year
°f your life by making It the beat all
she was followed by another brother. 1 r0,,nd year you have ever lived,
weighing five pounds. By consent
of the parents. Dr. T. C. Benson,
who attended the mother, christened
the babies as they were bora, Boaz,
Ruth and David.
Edward Payson Weston, the C>0-
year-old pedestrian, who recently
walked from Portland, Me., to Cluj
CagO. til j), tjept UlC
nd & not !h
Stephen R. Mallow, U. S. sena-
tor from Florida, died after an ill-
ness of one month. Senator Mai lory
suffered a physical collapse on Nov.
20. with paralysis of the left side,
and, while there was a partial rally,
his recovery was not confidently ex-
Hearing on the Philippine tariff
bill will lie begun by tho house ways
and means committee when congress
reassembles after the holidays.
At tho Goodrich stock farm sale
of Poland China hogs, held at
Eldon, Mo., 58 head sold for $.1.313.-
50, an average of $02.13 per head.
The highest price was for an indi-
vidual animal, which was $702.50.
Negro attacks woman, branding
her with red-hot poker, in New
Fire in the shopping district of
Springfield, III., causes quarter of
Arkansas grain rate case won;
tariffs declared unlawful by inter-
Vessel owners of Allan!i«* sea-
board demand free ships ns well as a
The Allied Farmers' Union will
build a warehouse in Hot Springs,
Ark.; to hold 2,000 bales of cotton,
Take time thin week to make your
rpllt log drag:, and use 1(. whenever
jou can't do much elne out of- doors.
The following excerpt from the ad-
dress of President liarrett, at the
National meeting at Utile rtock In
September. Is one of the most appro-
priate things to remember at this tho
beginning of the new year that to
can think of:
"The perpetuity of this organization
depends upon the fact that It must
continue to be right. We can not af-
ford to be either cruel or unkind. Wo
ean not afford to he unjust or Insin-
cere. We can not afford to be op-
pressive or to destroy any of the great
agencies of civilization or of progress
which surround us. The one clear,
j crystal thing we must kei«p In our
minds Is the fact that we are here to
j demand and to secure every right and
I every liberty for ourselves aud for our
wives and for our children that our
\ou can not get out of the old rulB number* .tud Influence and our Ini-
llOKti v/in rli.'i he.i I li.-. <«l.i iiwtili.vtu ...
mi lens you change the old methods,
Diversify and get out ul u « oM tuts
iMTtABce to the republic will justify.
"But when tW - is done I ujn sure
... _ . , , fiat X a| eak the sentiment of the
J'* a peat mJ3m.nl body over which
meeUn*.. bet the yoing t^^TThe,, I sav that we do not
people Mow what a line lot of j wl„h lo curtaH tho legitimate pros-
5 ! perlty of any class of Industry, high
or low, In the republic. We wl h our
Well, now what, do you think of the
solidity of the organzlatlon? It Is all
here, and It Is bigger than ever before
in ils history.
It Is a mighty good time to plant a
i few more .trees. Have you no neg-
j looted sjKit that Is big enough for a
tree to jrow ?
Those who have been suffurers from
1 "hard times," whatever that Is. are
those who have "put their foot In ll"
with the octopus of debt.
There Is nothing possible without
harmony. You must make up your
mind to concede fully a.s much as you
ask the other fellow to concede.
rights, we demand our piivllegew, wo
Insist upon our full equality In .the
privileges of the government and In,
tiie coudUiuhn of transportation, ■>?
prices and of representation. Bud
with those accomplished we are amj
wo must continue to bo American eltj
lz"n-i. standing without malice anq
without bitterness or narrowness 14
our own places In the economic an^
moral life of the republic uud recog
nlzlng the right of every other clasi
and of every other man to live, an^
willing In our own minds and wit
our own hands to help In tho prosper
lty of our fellowmen."
KEEP EVERLASTINGLY AT
Won't somebody—just any old body
—please name one honest, useful nec-
essary and legitimate Interest that
would not be benefited rather than
After all, the cotton seed sold for a
pretty good price, and the cotton will
do the same, bo far as It *as not
rushed on the market at the "dump-
When you diversify, be sure thai
you diversify, for It is no diversifica-
tion to simply change from one crop
to another. t>iver iD< ntioa means ?.
variety of crops.
The demand of this day and time
are for an educated people for all the
walks of life. In the day when all
lacked education, all had an even play.
That day Is gone forever.
What your taxe< are Is not so Impro-
tant a matter as what they are spent
for. If you get your money's north.
..i ,ti . i„_i , they are all right; but If you do not.
and a ^ld.toragc pi art ^micc^. ^ luo UiKh
tion. Work will be started at once.
Governor Hoch of Kansas stated
that he had been asked by all the
bachelors of southern Kansas to call
a special session of the legislature to
pass a guarantee bank law to tako
effect the same day the law goes into
effect in Oklahoma.
Rem use of contentions over a pat-
ent, an injunction may Is; issued
prohibiting the ugc of wireless tel-
ephones which have been installed-
aboard the ships of the navy by the
Do Forest Wireless Telegraph Co.
The Maxims are building for Ja-
pan a new type of ship for the trans-
portation of small submarine vessels
to the seenc of battle. The subma-
mines will be stowed in a «|iecies of
tunnel in the hold of tho vessel,
whence they can emerge unpercoived
by means of locks.
Statistics gathered by the police
authorities from the hotels and pen
There Is no use in trying to make a
good farmer of a laasy man. The first
essential of anything In the way of r.
man Is a reasonable amount of Indus-
try. iJlllgence In one's bualneux is the
very first essential.
Cut down the acreage, but put out
plenty of feed -tuff and watch the
pigs, poultry and yearlings grow.
These ftre all money crops In every
country and under all circumstances.
The day on which to make new re- j
solves Is to-day.
Oh. no! When your local was orts
ganlzed the thlnir wa# not finished.
You were not organized for tho pu
p<-<e of passing a few strong reeoln
tloiiH to bluff the other fellow! Hut t
co-operate with each other for tli
god of all.
.Organization without co-operation 1
some thing like spenlng a lot of tlm
putting on style and losing lots o
itleep and oilier things too tedious t<*
mention, to win your i>osltlon, an theij^ ,
for the lack of grit and pluck, lettsT
some other fellow take the prize.
' Kternal vigilance in Cue prlcc cr
liberty." You need not fool yourself
by thinking that since you hav
knocked out the bucket shops, bully
jigged the cotton speculator, blnffeij
the Nf w York Ooticm Exchange anifl
fly-Mown the guvuiuuirril uoUon
ports, that you can now reitro to your
homes In peace and plenty; >ou Snustl
keep at It all the while looking out for*
the same old enemies to poke out
their heads In a now place. Keep your (
organizations strong and ready to J
deal a deadly blow to th<«« cnake ^
heads every time they "peep Out of the"
bog below.—J. C. Strlbllng, la Union
It Is the duty of the local Unions to
Bit down hard on the demagogues who,
from itlmo to time, come Into the or-
der to use-It for the purpose of ad-
vancing themselves alone. Do your
eion's *in Paris tihow t'htt awkg'the or ",ls* ',e,''' fa''"ro
year just closing 1,800,000 visitors of th<- order to do its Intended work.
arrived in tho city from all parts of Don't you be mislead by the sweet
the world. The greatest number ar-
rived in October and the beginning
of lh«' present month, this being the
period during which the Sulon do
I/Automobile was held. During
tho season visitors to Paris spent
Tho fact that the United States
is now recognized in Europe as a
first-class naval powci will have con-
siderable effect upon the two-power
standard, which for some time has
been the keystone of Ilrtiish naval
policy. The rq^erenec which Mr.
Halidane, the secretary of war, niudc
to that subject the other night, will
certainly be discussed and canvassed.
But it needs no prophet to foretell
that, if America !>e one of the pow-
ers included, adherence to the two-
power standard will become increas-
ingly difficult and costly.
It is estimated that '"bloated bond-
holders" will receive nearly $200,-
000,000 about January 1, tho sum
representing the end-of-tlic-year in-
terest and dividend disbursements
of the great corporations. Statistics
show tliat more money will be paid
ont to holders of stocks and bonds
this end of the year than ever be-
fore. About $105,000,000 will be
paid out to holders of bonds, while
the dividend-paying i-toeks will dis-
talk of the professional |s>litlclan. 11
Is not In our line of business, and his
living Is made off the stuff we raise
and sell. Politicians are prohahlv a
necessity, but we can not be top par-
ticular about the sort of politicians we
take up with.
It Is not the purpose nor the teach-
ings of the Union that there Is any
■Wljal road to wealth or competency.
It Is the firm belief, however, that
there Is a good living for every man.
and If he gets what Is coming to him,
he will be provided for In old age.
It Ls a mighty good time to have a
big. open meeting and Invito all the
people to come out and have a good
time at the Union meeting place.
Nothing like a rousing open meeting
to help tho Initiation business and
whoop up the enthusiasm of the old
Don't let this year pai a away with
oirt doing something definite about
making your home school better. Good
roads Is the first step toward making
lie country schools what they ought
to be. Good roads come easy to the
man who has a split log drag and
The price of fruit to-day Is threo
times as high as twenty years ago.
notwithstanding the fact that there are
three tree to one now ss compared
There Is not ti land speciit Uor * «
earth who has been any benefit to the
human race In his regular occupation.
When a man "makes a good thing" of?
a piece of land he Is simply taking
some money that he has done nothing
to earn, and which Is as much yours
or mine, by natural right, as it Is his.
When Ihe final analysis Is mad-* It
will be louiid that nolssly In particu-
lar IS to blame for the flurry that is
now parsing ovor the financial sky.
For tho pitst two or three years the
pessimistic dyspeptics have been
talking or some sort of a coming tianic
that would be a pace setter for all
time. This has resulted In the storing
away—out of the channels of trade—
all the available eaih. Hunks, mer-
chants and Inlvlduals have all done
this, and the so-called panic Is simply
the res nt of an accumulation of fool-
ishness, and never h*d any real cause
In a financial way. It was slmpl/ iho
result of ono of those stampedes
which no ono can account for.
The best place t0 hold the cotton
Is on the farm. There should be some
sort of a system for keeping a record
of the Biipply, b'jt the farmer has tho
cotton nt r Joss cost than anybody-^,
else, or ought to, and ho can best af-
ford, for that reason. If for no other,
to do the "slow marketing," which Is
another name for letting the mill man
have It as lie needs It.
injured by having Texas covered with
small homes free of encumbrance, In-
stead of the present condition of big
land holdlugs and renters and lav-'
notes and lntere«t?—Farmers' Jour-
a > )
lOncoucage the local fairs and the
public sales days. In many communi-
ties these sales days are used m a
means of trading and swapping what
you do not need or of trading what
you have too much of for something
that your neighbor does not want, but
which Is Just the thing you have been
looking for. The traffic system is the
real foundation of all commerce, and
as the farmer Is the beginning of all
wealth, It Is propT that he perpetuate
the traffic system.
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