The Snyder Signal. (Snyder, Tex.), Vol. THIRTIETH YEAR, No. FIFTY, Ed. 1 Friday, May 25, 1917 Page: 1 of 12
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HNYIIKK HtillltV COIXTV TEX S KIIIDAY MAY an 1017.
krciikt (iiio.xi.Tiov msmv-
t:llKII. OSTKSHIIll.K FI'HItlMr'
I'K.ACR AND INm STRY.
REAL PURPOSE 15 DISCLOSED
slevi-rnl Men ArrpsfrsJ Hi-re Fclernl
i (Jrnnil .fury Tnkt Arllon.' So.
' 1 rinlUt Mrnt4tiiAn llrport-
Thli community was thrown Into
f Tie mLlst of a profound sr-nsntlnn on
Wi-ilncsrlny nluhl of Inst wrok by
tlie errr-stlntc or poveriu fltlN-ns of
tiiydnr and vlrlnfly upon ohnrRPi of
ittvlltloiiH uprising For scleral tlnys
liefore It ws known that Snnrlff
W. A. Mcrrell f'liy Mnrshnll O. P.
Wolfe and BtnN- Ranger J. I. While
vera InYPStlrntlnK lomolhlnff that
jiromlM-rl to be a -nsp of tinuaunl se
riousness ana me Bignai was pruims-1
d tha full alory whenovar It ahould
come to a head but whan the ease i
had beon doveloped Hanger White (
deemed It Inadvlaabla to make pub-
llcatlon and the matter waa pnsapil
up by the press unheralded. j
Tha facta In the eaae haw now ;
keen fully developed nnd aeven while j
men who have been realdlnn here
nave been Indicted by tho Federal I
Orand Jury at Ran Anaelo and were I
taken away from tha Scurry county
Jail aome time laid Friday nlaht and '
It la loarned they were taken to l.nl-
IM where unless they make bond
thay will probably be held until they
cab have trial.
Tha flrat reports of the arrant were
wired from here to Italliss and Fori
Worth pnpera alnce which time
thoao papers hnvo come In touch i
with the prlsoni-r ami county state'
and Federal niltborltlela. and Ihej
story olitnlncd shows n widespread
eonsplniry. nmli-r rnlse of a so-j
called Induatilal order to resist thn(
rnit..l fctntes ii.ivt-nnr.ont In the:
prnstv-ntlon of war Willi Oermany.j
The foil t nils nrjdnizniinn niii s
ed considerable headway In Fisher.
Jonea. Scurry and Taylor onnntli-s.
Men who have had opportunity to
know the methods plana and pur-
pose of the order have told oltlcers
all about It.
The Indue hits liet-n meet In lit III'1
Woodman Mall for several months.
It was called Fanners and Laborers
Protective Association of Aniori
and was represented to tie for the
purpose of bellerlnu waaes nnd the
prices of farm products. It Is sold
Hint Hie constitution and by-lnws
looked nlrlKht. bill the mischief or
It was revealed In the unwritten part
A clenr Idea of the oiniiiilr.ntiiin Is
set forth In Hie "" News of last
Sunday which snys:
"SVven men arresdvl at Snyder
out of oliiht who were indicted at
Sun Anaelo by the Federal iirnniljury
on chara-aa of seilillons ur.rl.lnir were
broimht to Diillas lasl nlclit for safe
keoplntt. The men urn-alert were In-
dicted under the penal code of III.
United States. They are anld by the
Federnl Anlhorlllea to ho members
of tha vltillnnco cninmlttee of the
-Farmera and Laborers Prolerltlve
Association of America."
Tha men arrested at Rnyder nrn
Inb Denton. II. F. Bceson. W. Y.
Butler. H. R. (Shorty) Wren. R. J
Jonea Will Rradley and D. P. ("hll-
rtera. The men wore placed In tha
Dallas; county jail. They rofuaed to
make any alntemenU.
Taleraphlr. reporta alao were re-
ceived to the affect that twelva other
man were arrested at Rotan In tho
aame connection. Whether these man
had bean formerly chanted waa not;
known hare and their namea had not
Chautauqua openi Sunday afternoon with a sacred concert at 4
tha City Park Auditorium.
Mr. Fred Realty will ba M anngar of the Snydor Chautaunuu. J
Walter Kent la foreman of the crew. Clarence Norton ! caahler. j
Mlia Hortenaa Smith a ch arming and experienced lady" will j
hare charga of tha chlldran'a d apartment concluding on the cloainw
day with a bl M-nagerle. All ohlldien are urged to meet Mlag
Smith at tha auditorium next Monday morning May 18 at 9 oclock.
It will ba remembered Hill department waa a splendid feature
last year and tt.uch Intareet w aj manifested. 10 don't fall to be on
hand children and hare t great time.
been announced nat nlftht.
Tho Farmera and Laborora' Pro-
tective Association waa ordanlaed.
Federal offlcera hero aald after It
became apparent that Ilia United
Btatea would be drawn Into the
world war and it became moro ac-
tive nfter tho actual declaration of
war upon Oermany.
1'redlt to .lonea County Man.
"The organization waa IhoitRht by
Its nrKnnliera to he secret In Its op-
erations" W. R. Allen Aaslstnnt
FV-li-rat District Attorney for tho
Northern District of Tevns said last
nleht. "The Department of Justice
and the I'nlted Stntea Secret Service
hnve had knowledge of It for aome
time. Credit for the flrat Informa-
tion of Its existence nolonaa to n pa-
triotic cltlten of Lenders Texas
Jones county who hnd Joined the
nmtnlrntlon becauae he waa lold
that It waa co-operatlntt among far-
mera for their mutual benefit In
The organisation was spreading:
among certain olementa. After our
Informnnt had been sworn to aecreey
on pain of death ho waa told to op
pose military service and the laws
of the Oovernment to kill officers
who mlaht have hit fellow members
arrested anil to kill on sluht nny
conscription officer or officer of the
aroiv who ahould give him a mm
with which to Hunt. He then volun-
teered this Information to the offl-
cera: "The scope of the organisation has
been limited. It waa working fairly
well In Taylor Jones ftclirry Coke
and Haskell counties In West Tex-
as but a stale meeting In Cisco
enrly In Mny broke up In discord.
Though It had opened with I Mi
members' present only a linndfull
remained when Ihe purposes were
"The Unlled States Secret Service
has been working constantly on Un-
case since It was Ural reported The
department of Justlro haa had repre-
sentatives In the secret meetings
making reports sto'icllly. Th"s Hi-
mystery of midnight partlea that
had bothered rural resilient. was
Illillgiillon Not Written.
The t bligatliin. Mr. Alien until was
never written mil. the leaders ileclnr
in nothing must I- pine in i-
t-onl. hill til- purport of II was Kl'cn
from memory before lb- F-il-rnl
grand Jury at K.in Angeln line week
IniHi-ltni'iils were returned i""1
Judge (leorgi- Whitfield -lark nrili-ro-l
The Federal officials said many
good men were Inveigled Into Hie
nrgiinllelliin on representation lim-
it was for agricultural purposes.
Promises of aid on Ihe rond I"
prnsperlty were given until the meel-
ing tiliis were reached. Then the
real ohjecl of the assn-liiHon would
!. revealed they said. The due-
were only ti cents a innuHi nnd --a-'h
member was told that regardleas of
wb-lher he kepi actively in touch
wllh Hie organlintllon and pa'd hi"
:i tsesi-inents or n-l. he still would
hound hy hla oiilhs The Federal
ifflceis have received reporla nl
Ihreals agaln.it the lives of men who
refused to continue allegh-nee li-
Henry Penally I'rovldivl
The penalty for the offense cliarg-
ed In case of conviction. Is a Due net
in exceed ."tinin and not more than
six yeara Imprisonment. The text of
Sec. 6 of the Cnlted Sllllea Penal
Code la atf followa:
"If two or more persons In any
State or Territory or any place aub-
Jecl to the Jurisdiction of the United
Stales conspire to overthrow put
down or destroy by force Hie Hnv-
ernment of the Unlled stales or levy
war against Ihem or to oppose by
force Hie authority thereof or by
rorce to prevent hinder or delay Ihe
execution of any law of Iho United
(Continued on page seven)
MINI TKS OF MKFTINcl 1IKI.II (IN
MONDAY AI-TKHNIKIN MAY
GOOD ROAOSlsSlI EFV5PL0YED
liiipitivrini'itt of Stm'tH llclnit Mmlf
MuIiIm ( Im luMntliNl 4'on-
rrrtc I'lir-tn nl Stnit
TJ10 City Coiinril of Iho City or
Stiydt-r nit't nt 4 n'rlm-k on lht nftor-
nnim nhnvo hh-iiIIoiumI with .Mayor
K. F. Siiiltti pri-Hltllng. Tlio follow-
fnK City ofTkllH vvitp prosi'ijl. A.
JirJinftnii fporftnry trenmiror nnd
Alilcrinon H. K. Cgx. T. J. Hlarklnirn
J. W. Mnnupy J. J. HnniPtt and Jrn
t'fttnn. Tho inlnutpn of tho Inn)
nipcling woro rond and npprovrd.
The mlnntt'ir tthoweil a haltinco in
tho rliirklnR fund of $2MJt(i.
Tin followinjt nrcmintH wore !
lowod and ntithorltrd paid:
K. K. fltntih mayor IS. on
n. K. Cox. alderman 3.10
T. J. ftlnrk burn aldfrman . . li.on
J. W. Mnniipy. alderman .. 3.00
J. J. Hnrni'tt. flldnimn . . 3.00
A Johnntnn bpc I'J.fift
W. J. W. Moffit. Htn-i't work :UI0
.1. J. Popn hnnllnK trah ..flo.no
Total (llHhumnniPiitH $!! 10.
Unlunre In atiovn fun it $123.40
Tho aorrolary waa Intrtriictnl to
try to iocnt( Iho owner of the wa-
lor nnd newer hnndu nnd If lorn ted
to nee If they would norept payment
of Ihe hnndft to Ihe nimnint of the
.xlnkinK fond now on hum).
Ily motion duly curried the May-
or nnd SVcrclnry were liiritnieted to
invtie warrant In the JtmeH-Ohormly
(hirliMp:.' Cn'tiuilnry Co. fitr $:t:no
with litteiesi limn diiie. pjiyatde In
one venr. Hie anove nmotini nemp-
the luilntwe due rf.ild r"Hii!iny mi the
il-veptaii.'e of the Ciii)p;ii'.e Cretllil
lory now belnir built h
Ilv iiiotlim duly eanled Ihe Maor
and ' -ei . w -re h't-ueVd In I-
-ne warnntl- to the Snyder NiiHoh-I
; M:.lil(. payable Keblliary I !!! I
.iikI hi-arhic 1') per rent inlen .H I'roi-i
provided (be llna'X'e iimlMer
i-ould make nath'Tarlorv :uiaiiL-e
tiientM wllli the ba'ili. Said money to
be UH.-d !r enri" n-ii'f.
Mnthm a: ide a'ld t-url-d tb:il tin-
I'lciirtiuill ol the Slieel ii'i.l Hr!ii'
riin:nllt"e be liiKlnietrtl In have lb.
livid e iterom w-ht wide draw built lo
the Ite'il advanlime ponNible to I In
Motion prevailed thai the auditor
in in roitrulttee make -mf .rnetory ar
niniri'iir for ventil Mine the city
leditotltim duiini; the :-'iunuer.
Ily motieti duly ranted tin- h:tllil
(in; cimi'filllee wa-" linl i ui'l"d to
lime the Kt'oliinlrf iiropeilv filled
around the darlnre I'l-niulory.
The Serrelaiy was i'lutiurted to
flvertise for sealed bids for the sale
-f the carbtiKe dumpltirt itiontul. the
council re.tervlnK the ilrlit to rejert
i:ty nnd all b(dn.
Motion mnde anil carried that tin
nil-eel and In-blue cotii'iilltee be In-
truded to employ the Scurry Coun-
ty Cood ItoadH ami Auto. Arnn. to do
firteen dnvR work on tho Ht recta In
Hy mollon duly carried the Street
and HrldKC Committee wan hiHtruet-
ed to hnvo concrete pout placed at
tho Intersection of Ihe Htfeel enter
Iiik the public wniitro and remove
tho old pnMH known an Ihe drive to
the rliilit pout
Motion made nnd carried that the
council nllow the nlRbt watch an
Additional $40.00 for one month
nnd that h 1 nuked to not collect
from th merchuiiti for ttint month.
Ily vote of tho council K K. Hem
ktn wim aulhorlued to Install five
BlectrlP llKhti In certain allln nd-
Jaront to the public Miimrc.
Mr. and Mm. T. J. nroxaon ro-
1 limed Tuondny from a vlatt to their
.launbtpm nnd their old homo In
Johnson County. Thoy report nil
nortrtnr rain ovor there nnd pooplo
are inxloua for a dry pell. Tom saya
cropti ro spotted. Hp aaw (tomo Rood
corn and unto m Rood oati a a
man could want. Cotton liimall and
not a good itand.
lit SY WIKKK IN SVVDCIt IN Al l
LINKS OK KIM'CATMtN AND
"IHE GAROEN OF FLOWERS"
Snyder People Avail TliPiiiHelvr of
OpiNirtimlt)' to Hear CIumhIc
ItenilltioiiN of the Var-
"Tho flnrden of Flower" wan pre-
sented In Cantnln to a frond nixed
audlenro at the opera limine hint Hat-
unlay nirMii. The program wasfiiHy
carried out nnd II wan pronounced n
aplcndid nffalr. There wan a fine din-
play of talent nnd the rendition win
of very lifRh order throughout.
The Canntn wan prononted tinder
the direction of Mia. A. L. Coleman
ably anslHted hy Mm. Kdwln Hrttce
Itnrnea at Ihe piano.
Followlnn In Iho proxrain a ren-
dered anil every pnrltclpnnt In de-
rfervlitR of npeclal comment.
Tho "(J anion of Flower
(A Cantata hy h. Denza)
Chorun Tho Morn
Rlno up rlao up thin happy morn.
nuiM The Lark and the NlKhtlwralr
Minn Charlotte flturdlvant and
Mm. Cecil Tynon.
Chorun Trio .... White nutterfly
Alto Solo Lovely Koaobudti
Miffs Mary Orayum
ChoriiH ftummor HrooEea
Soprano Solo and Chorun "The floon"
Mm. C. B. FlthSololat
Solo Mm. A. L. Coleman
Uuartette flood N1t?ht
I'tiorna '-Ciirdm of Flnwera"
Solo: "An Open Seero!" Woodman
Minn Charlotte Sturdlvimt
KendliiK . MIs'h Porotby Chamblesp
Solo: "Felice" Lieuirun'c
Mm. Cecil Ty;ion
I nt riiilfdon.
I.lvlnu Son:' fit l.lvbm rirltin
K al Vi'i'ii M.i von ! ncn
I' Tit 111"
1 - - -1
t iiml l.ttw:
W It. Jidir-uli
M ti-. Sis
Haley it.'.l Midi ;
.and of 1'k' SI:
S.d.' : M..
. Mis- Ida Kelly
F .1. Alldei-ntl .
The La-t !!..!.
. H (.. lanpoit.
rn. Widdon Contes.
IH W. II HUK-ll.
;:- ii v Love Slot v
Soloist Mr. Cob'tlii'Tl.
I'lelnre -Mr C-'rll Tyson.
Soloist-- Mrs. Coleman.
IMrlurf Miss AHee Crayum.
Picture Miss Ola Mlhbee.
Mi'i. K HMice llm tieH waj pliuili-'1'
for ibis splendid occasion.
SOlMtANOS M'-ndames C K
Flnb. V. C. Fitllllove. Ituth Johnson.
Cecil TyHtm Midori Allow (Jrayiim
j i in McCllliton. Loiibfo Harris. Willie
draco .Mri)oiii:ld Kay Freeman Ma-
bel tlreone Clara Bannister Cler-
trtlilo Oreonhlll. Merle Moore. Iran
Tucker. Kmlly MeCtlnion. Klla May
ALTOB Mn. W. M. Sims. Mltwe
Ida Kelly May McCllnton Mary
Orayum. Ruth Huchanan Florence
Hicks. Mnttlo Daniels. UpssIp Cnrner.
Dorrln Mnrahnll. Nellie Hlgglna.
MKZ7.0 WOmANO Mrs. P. A.
Clark. Mr. J. W. Mnyno; Misses
Chaj-lotlo Sturdlvant Ola Ingram
Pay Parrar. Kthel Rlvej
Mualo neclal Friday Night.
The advanced pupil of Mm. Ed
(Continued od page seven.)
Fllt hay Aftertioitn
Concert by tho Althea Flayem ;
Vlmt Day Hvenfnit
Prelude. The Althea I'lnyem.
l.ecliire"Tnkn the Sunny Side"
I.oti l.eauchntnp. Almb-
alon ro renin.
Serohd Dny Afternoon
Cnncef t. The Metropolllnn Men
Hlimem and Ada Hoach. Ad-
mlxHlon 2Ti centn.
Seeond liiy F.ventiifc
Kntei'lnlninent. Tho Metropoli-
tan Men Slncern and Ada
Lecture by P-rookn Fletcher.
Admlnnlmi IiO renin.
Tlilnl lny AftomiHin
Concert RHIh Hawaiian Slnir-
orif. Admlnnlon 23 cent.i.
Thlr.1 r Kvenlnic
Prelude. KI1K Hawaiian Slnc-
ern. Lecture by William Italney
Mennett Admission BO centn.
Fourth Itay .fierninm
Short lierltiil. Walter Jenkinn
Mnrltone ncponipnnled hy
Mile. .Madeleine Arcliinard.
Lecluro Hon. Jamen Cnrnon.
Fntirtlt Hay K ven I it it
The Incomparable American
lraiua . 1
presented hy fourteen plnyem '
direct from New York. Ad-
mlHrfinn 7.' centn.
Fifth l!i A f term-on
FiitiTtalntnent Pepuy Hill and
lluby Noniian. An entertnin-
ineiit for children i from 1 to
nii ri:irii Kiank Dtirrot ami
( 'irii p;t!t . il ivh inn 'if i 't)K
Fit ih I lay F veil Inn
-Ill I'n- -
I ll-.ii-i K.-ll
-.-iui- in i:-iim m u i
l-r- nil Ailttil-.ioti '.II III -
s-n-iitli I tin tlt'i tiiiitii
I llf'l ' 1 1 111 IP-lllll-l -I -I t'-l
euMi l:i i:eitln
M s civ M imr
I ii 1 1 - it pin
I 'll Hie
n rommlttee f: ".o
;.e. :il Ibe riiaillau-
. Sliu-le A.linliion I'hlMt.-'i
j i;. and 2r. i-ents. J
fl. 4 -C. .
Mitlerlal Athiiiieettienl .it l'tnni
Mr. and Mih. .1. V. Ilowin and
ib-tr brother. Mr. Patterson were
bero a few days ago to visit Mr. and
Mrs. V. T. TbouipMin. Mr. Howen
uild he beard of the excitement here
nnd waa afraid that Thompson and
tho Signal editor were In trouble am'
be came llpto see what he could do
John V. nays Pyron Is looking up.
Three or four school districts In that
Boston hnvo boon consolidate with
Pyron ns the cpnter nnd the Cnmmls-
Hlnnor's court Is thl week ordering
nn election there for a bond
of Itiooo to build a now brlcle
T. 0. Pate says he haa been farm-
ing for many yearn as an ocnipa-
ilon and works at the carpenter trade
for a living nnd now the dry weathor
Is about to knock out his occupation.
WOltKINfJ COMMITTKKH AltR AP-
AI'IfMNTKO Tit IMtOVIIIR
II KM FiHl NFKDY
llr-Clslrittitins .if Kniilnym-nt Wnnt-
sl ir fur LnlHirt-rs Wanted
Will In- tmlr With Mnynr
K. K. Knillh
Snyder like all other Rood towni
ban Itn share of unfortunate poor
people nnd In frequently rallM upon
to render financial aid to transient
people. It Is the expprlonco of char-
itable people everywhere that the
tiwiHt etTertlvo nnd economical way
lo meet th one demands Is by com-
munity orjtanlxntlon. With this end
In view o meetttiK was held at the
tabernacle Tuesday morning and In-
itial slops were taken toward perma-
nent oi-ftnnlzntlnn. The meet Inn was
called lo orner y ltov. J. W. Miyne.
Kev. W. H. Sims waa elected chair-
man and Otty K. Cnspy. ifocrelnry.
There was a free exchange of Ideal
an to how to ImiUKurtitP the business
and a committee ronnlNtlnK of O. P.
Tiirane . Hrady. W. W. Kchols.
Frit It. Smith n V. 8m!t!t v.-ere
appointed to present a plan of orgnn-
Izatlott to n meet inn to be held nt
fl :to p in. Die name day.
There win n large crowd preifent
at the second meeting nnd perma-
nent organization of Snyder Organ-
ized (Miarllle:. was effected. HeV. W.
I! Sltntt. permanent president Ouy
K. Cacey. Serrelary and W. W. Krh-i-K
The crmimlttec submitted the
t"l In wing lei'MmiiM'ii-tatiiiti and It
That I be foti'tnll tec nf lmtles np-;i'.l".-tl
tbli mo'tiilig be made pef-im.'i.-nl
and in Imc cltaii-'" of dK-
:nul ".in mi: rbti 'unit
lenib'1 b:! 1! pomlhle we
II'. ; i-brnltv liiu-l of not
:-.ini i. it -.;ib ni'Oitb and
. ;i eoillliiil lee I
ii- ii. tai niei i anc'iem
il men ai'd all ..Ci'-i'i wb'i
le'o ri" M Slfnev (Juy
S'tint f ir Mm-baiiiiti . T. .1 -It-mv
Hailed .itid II. F.
- enl'.littlt.'i' to llrin.-tlliel-
- ' jif-ople H hotn tbe hO-
lii iiniiii'V If lo I"' penl
ie in ! I. not alone n
e be in lni
ted t" becln
to L-.-t the
il. In 1 1f nmnli
.pi. In tlb-Ttib.
nib :'in) to iav
i nui'it'i' nb'-ri
'lb.- '.ev.-i;.! pa-tot. of the rily
-. . fll (. .mrii'lee nf lne1lKH-
tb.n When a' pei-o applies for aid
ib. .ne lo b iffen.-f! to any one
or :lie p.i'loi i wim wttl m:il:e smll
;e..ti:nllo as may be in ssnry
and upon this leconiiiicn.liiilon your
ex.filtlve cilillillttee will deride aft
in the amount to be paid and nny
two of the executive committee
-I til cnnMltuto a quorum for Ihe
ptMr"M' of ordering money paid out.
K. F Sin llh was selected as the.
one to conduct the employment
agency All persons out of employ-
ment are requested to make their
wants known to him. Those who
make application for common or-
dinary labor must agree to accept
2nc per hour for their work unles
other terms are agreed upon be-
tween employer and employee.
The ladles committee to solicit
nnd distribute clothing to destitute
poople. are Mrs. C. H. Buchanan.
Mrs. K. F. Smith. Mrs Clifton Per-
kins. Mrs. 0. P. Thrsne Mrs. W. T.
Manry nnd Mrs. W. II. Slmf.
A. M. Ilerren and Pnt Johnston
returned a few days ago from Tea-
nrkana where they attended the bl-
CeM Farmers Union Convention ev-
er held in Texas. It was a Joint meet-
ing ot representative farmerstof tour
(.tutes and therpfore was of unusual
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