The Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 198, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 21, 1915 Page: 1 of 8
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IMLEXE TEXAS THURSDAY OCTOBER 2! 191.7.
3 U. S. SOLDIERS DIE IN BORDER FIGHT: TAFT II WITNESS IN NEW HAVEN CASE?
TAFT TO 8E ASKED ABOUT
TALK WITH LEWIS LEDYARD
THIS MEETING SAID TO HAVE
BEEN ABOUT NEW HAVEN
TAKING OVER THE BOS
TON AND MAINE RAILROAD.
Br The Associated Press.
NEW YORK Ort 21. The defense
counsel In the New Hhicii Railroad
cases announced todnj tlutt they ex
pert Unit tlic (Internment call
former President milium Howard
Tnft ns a wltucss.
Hr. Taft will Iip asked nbtiut Ills con-
ference with Lents Cass Lcdjard
nhout llio New JIiitcii road taking
oicr tin lloston and .Maine railroad.
FIFTY TAX ASSESSORS
FAIL TO MAKE HEt'OHT.
PllEni(TIOS FOR THE SOUTH-
ER STATES FltlHAl A 111:
GIVEN IN REPORT.
COTTON PRICES THURSDAY
Lhcrponl Middling 7.i!S: New York
12.10; New Orleans ll.O.'l: and
AUSTIN Tex Oct. 20. -Failure of
approximately CO county tax assessors
to file with the comptrolfcr's depart-
ment their 1915 tax rolls haB great-
ly retarded tlio compilation of the
total assessed valuo of property In
Texas hut from all Indications tin
Increase In the state's wealth will not
exceed 150000.000 over the previous
While material IncreaBea are shown
In tho countleB having largo cities
thero 1b a corresponding decrease In
the counties where land Is tho prin-
cipal wealth of tho people.
Tho comptroller may have to re-
sort to drastic measures to require
thoso delinquent assessor to sond In
their rolls so that tho totals may he
ascertained. This data Is also need-
ed for Inclusion Into the annual re-
port of that department.
uhVTVI KTIIR AVIYIlMf LLS
PAItlS Oct. 21. (Correspondence
of Tho Associated PrcsB.) Tho wind
mills of Montmartrc tho oiuesi raosi
artistic and characteristic monuments
nf m illstrlct. have some of them
already succumbed to the moderniz
ing of Paris or to tlio action oi ui
elements the others aro threatened
with destruction unless tho friends of
old Paris can get them moved from
their present Bites.
The "Moulin de la Polvrlcro" was
demolished two years ago to give way
to the new Avenue Junot The Moulin
Itouge became- a prey to tho flames
last winter and now tho old "Moulin
de la (Salette" which dates from tho
mlddlo of the thirteenth century is
iloomed to extinction or removal. A
modern npartment houso with steam
heat and baths is going up there now
and the mill tho girls and their danc-
ing partners must go elsewhere.
PARIS Oct 21. The French cam-
paign against alcohol has reached the
stage In the form of a revival of
Emllo Zola'fl powerruuy rtt""v
drama the "Assomolr." at the Od-
oon Between the acts after the
wash house scene the washerwomen
In their short Bklrts white stockings
and with sleeves rolled up for busi-
ness circulate through the audience
pollctltlng contributions for the war
relief funds. This revival has been
ono of tho most successful theatrical
productions during the war.
FRENCH HATE DIFFICULTY
JJ ! OETTINO SHELL STEEL
mnic rri 21 The French shell
.. k.vo tinri some difficulty In
obtaining the necessary quantities of
steel suitable for projfectlles The
largest Iron -producing region m
France Is la German occupation ana
home production ba3 had to be sup-
plemented by orders abroad chiefly in
4i. iTnitn niatpa Besides ordering
bteel In the Untted States the French
shell manufacturers have also bought
.u- . nf their hydraulic ma-
hires for shell forging Most of the
Bhelhr ordered for Franca in America
... wn nnlshed. the finishing ot
them beln committed to French in-
dustry with the object of helping out
the samll manufacturer whp would
otherwise be idle and whose works are
Oklahoma Louisiana Arkansas and
Texas: Tonight nnd Frldny fair.
North Carolina Unsettled cast
portion tonight and Friday probably
rain: fair In west portion cooler to
night cooler Friday In east portion.
South Carolina- Unsettled tonight
and Friday cast portion probably
rain partly cloudy In west portion
dcorgla- Oencrnlly fair tonight and
Frldny except probably rain in south-
east portion; slightly cooler tonight In
Florida- Partly cloudy tonight nnd
Frldny probably showers In northeast
Alabama and Mississippi: Fair to-
night nnd Friday.
Tempernturo changes hnvc been
Blight throughout the cotton .region
durlnc the. Jb&C 24 hours. Precipi
tation has occurred durlng'thc lnst-21
hours In tho Wilmington Augusta Sn-
vannnh Atlanta. Montgomery and
Charleston districts. Heavy rains In
Inches nro reported ns follows. Ala-
bama. Opellua 1.20; Georgia- F.ast-
mun 1.30 Allapaha 1.70. Glennvllle
2 no Quitman l.GO Thomasvllle fi.GO:
Florida: Tallapassee 1.10; South Car
olina: Florence 2.00. Klngstroc l.uo.
St. George 2.00.
Millionaires Accused of Criminal Conspiracy
Open 2 p m. Close
.. 7.14 7.13& 7.0GH
.. 7.15 7.1 4 H- 7.0S
Open High Low Close
Dec 1205 12.05 1240 12.40
Jan 12.77 12.78 12 52 12.32
Mar 12.00 12.10 12 73 12.73
May 13.00 13.03 12.S0 12.8S
Open High Low Close
Dec ....... 12.0 12.50 12.2J 12.25
Jan 12 OH 12 00 1237 12.44
Mar 12 Sg 12.R9 12 GO 12.07
May 13.00 13.01 12.S0 12.S4
New York Spots.
Quiet; middling 12.40; sales none.
New Orleans Spots
Steady; middling 11 93; sales 12S0.
middling 12.30; sales 357.
FORTY MINUTE BATTLE STAGED
60 MILES FROM BROWNSVILLE
CASPEH ALLEGED HEAD OF C0.
SPIUACV GETS YEAIIS
SIX OTHERS SENTENCED
Ilcranlnder Mio Confessed Iterelre
from Six Months In Jail to Two
Vcnrs In Penitentiary
lly Tho Associated Press.
FORT SMITH Ark. Oct. 21. John
L Casper of Kansas City tho alleged
head of tho moonshine whiskey con-
spiracy Who pleaded guilty yesterday
wnB sentenced today to nine years and
throe dayB In the lmvenworth Feder-
Tho six others who confessed were
sentenced to from six months In Jail
to two years In tho penitentiary.
Casper nlso must pay a flno of $33-000.
Quiet; middling 7-28; sales 10.000.
England Has Fastest Trains.
LONDON. Oct. 21 In spite of war-
time economies and alterations In
railway time tables. England still has
the fastest trains the longest non-
stop runs and the lowest fares in
tho world according to the Dally
rrua Roat train "for a fair dis
tance." It is explained. Is the morning
express from I-ondon to Bristol
mo mou-ps this run of 119 1-2 mile.
dally In 120 minutes. A special test
trip over this route was made several
years ago In exactly 84 minutes
The longest non-stop run Ts liy the
Cornish Express. London to Exeter.
174 miles in 180 minutes The cheap-
est fare is the round-trip excursion
.-. iiotwppn London and Skegness.
- - -k '5
eu rrom Biari m "" -
Twehe great millionaires the most to appear. Haven ono of Connecticut's most In
Important of whom Is William Rocke- Charles F. Ilrooker (OS). Ansonla fluentlal mercantile and railroad
jl ..At. unwtftl.nn. Ill n tA rWlft I in . .in. .. .1
"V.-rr :"' " 3h r""' Z "" . r'r'3e"1 . reputedly worth several mil-
i ""!' n-.. ........ .... ...-. M-. - nuiuiiuill IHUDP WUIIIJIUIiy 111 VrUIIIIVV-
the United States Court In New York tlcut ex-member of Connecticut leg-
City on tho charge of violating tho 8lature national Republican commlt-
Sltorman Act as directors of the New teniuan In 1900 and 1912 and a power
Haven railroad rne pen any u inuy m nolltlcs
hro convicted is J5.000 flue or a year onry K MeHarB (04) Of Stam-
III JU1L Ul UUiii. rrtrd rnnn Lilt lo n ImnUaw In KTnu
The fortunes of these millionaires Is Ynpl' Unvnrnnr nr hn vnu vnri'el States Senator
esumaieu as ioiiuwh;
William Rockefeller ...
Ixwls Cass Ledyard ...
Geo. MacCulIoch Miller
Charles F. Ilrooker ...
Charles M- Pratt
Edward D. Robblns ...
D. Newton Rarnoy
Robert W. Taft 10.000.000
A. Heaton Robertson
inrtifa fi. Hfimlncwav
t... u- imii.r .. ?n.ooo.000. hardware manufacturing
il.;.i.i' i. nrowKtur 30.000.000 nromlnent snortsman on land and Edward D. Robblns (60). New Ha
ncunnn . . -. -. !-.. ". ...... j o- .nn.nl fn tia Vow tin
rm. jnnnnio ntA nvumr: vuuiiccsl ul liiu; uiiuikiicu. i ci.. hmtm .wm.u. v .v. .... .M
William nockefolle'r (74) One of Robert W. Taft (47). Providence ven railroad system from. 1906 to 1914
the three or four richest men in me u. i. couon pjauuiaciurei- uaimer uu uu n.-iwiu w"""'"n luuv' "
.-i nnancier ana wurin several luiiuuua iiuo ojoicm u imuj ;"" ..
fiporee MacCulIoch Miller ISJJ. jsew iiol a uruuii;r ui cfiuoui 1Un ua biu Ul....b .-" . .. ...-
York corporation lawyer and active often misstated. lo New Engiana on corporation tan
In church and charity work; too feeble) James S. Hemingway (56) Newigles.
Parisians Like Atncrlrnii llcef
PARIS Oct. 21. Tho first consign-
ment of seventy-two tons of Ameri-
can frozen beef has- proved greatly
to tho tasto of Parisians. About 4-
000 pounds nro sold dully at the cen-
tral markt Les Halloa. The com-
missary In charge says the meat U
highly spoken of on nil sides and as
particularly suitablo for grilling nnd
Tho Bupply has hitherto come from
ono firm in Chicago hut conrtnets aro
about to bo signed with tho London
agents of other Chicago firms.
Owing to thp small amount Import-
ed nnd to tho fact that tho experi-
ment has been only five weeks ou
trial no effect on prices has been
registered as yet. It Is anticipated
that as tho good quality of the meat
becomes more widely known this ef-
fect will begin to operate. The price
of tho frozen ment at present Is slight-
ly below that of French grown meat
nnmely 14 to 10 cents per pound as
compared with eighteen nnd twenty-
two centB for French.
MEXICANS SLAIN HAD HAT
BANDS BEARING WODI
"VIVA VILLA " De la ROSA
AND BANDITS HAVE ES-
CAPED TO MEXICAN SLDE
Hy The Associated Press.
IHUnVJiSVILLE Tcx OcL 21.
VLont sevcHiT'fiTC .Hexlcans fhls
morning nt 2 o'clock attacked fifteen
American soldiers nt OIn del Akhil.
small Mexican settlement or the
Ainrrlran side about slxtr miles un
llio lllo Grande from here.
Three soldiers were killed anil eight
wounded. At least fire .Mexicans were
killed Ib the forty minute bailie which
The .Mexicans fled when Canfarn
Frank It. .McCoi arrhrd nlinul fortr.
fire mlnules after the beginning nf (he
unlit from Mission with two Iroops
of rivalry. .Most nf the liandiis fled
across the ltlo Grande.
The .Mexicans slain In the fight' had
white hats hcnrlnir tlie words "Vha
It linn been learned that Luis de In
Ifosa who led the train robbers near
here Monday night has escaped acros
to the Mexican side. He was seen
yesterday at a point nearly opposite
UJ0 del Agim where he had a camp.
The ('arrnuza consul here went to
Mntnmonis today hearing urgent re-
niiests for itctlon from the American
authorities to General Lopez Carranza
The soldiers slain In today's battle
were Servant Shafer of the Third
Cavalry commanding the entire de-
ta.clmicHl .undfr attack aad.PrUa4n
Jejcc anil cfotlHef'WTlie skjrnal
Ah American picket gave the warn.
Ing In time for the troops to thwart a
TEl'TS IN 3 UNSUCCESSFUL
ATTACKS NEAR RIIEIMS.
A. Heaton Robertson (65). New
Haven lawyer director in banks and
industrial companies cx-memuer ot
state legislature and a democratic
candidate for both governor and Unlt-
J States Senator.
C3n.ii- l.-'vi-.i.cLcro m.1 r.n.1 nnir n.innl Lewis HasB Iilvtiril f0-ll. N'ftw York.
?!??'22?"2n5 owner In Virginia railroad magnate one of the most prominent lawyers In
" s'oSSffl D. Newton Harney (50) Farming- ho United Stoics close Wend of tho
" 30 000 000 " fonn.. capitalist. Insurance nnd late J. P. Morgan whose wll he drew
" 100 000 000 a"X director treasurer of Hartford MclP J varU8 rallroal Bld ''
" 1000 000 Electric Light Company and several .atrial corporations.
r 000 000 lueB u luuiiuuaire. v.it. .... n ..
A'AAnnAdl i.vinrint v ntt.f fi v. Standard Oil multi-millionaire presi-
2;ooo'000 Haven one of Connecticut's 'richest den- of pratt. InsjU!Jte' "'S0"7"'
S.OOO.OOOi citizens capitalist bank director in trustee of Amherst College and donor
business."' uc "" "" -
Zinc to Re Used In Coinage.
BRUSSELS Oct. 21 On tho heels
of tlio announcement in Germany
that 5-pfenntg pieces nro to be made
of Iron tho governor general of nel-
Clum announces that zinc Is to be
used hero to help out the very notablo
shortngo ln nickel coinage. Coins
are to be Issued Id five ten and twen-
ty centime denominations. No one
however will be obliged to accept
more than five francs worth of the
substitute currency In chungo or pay-
ment of bills. The coins will bear the
image of a lion surrounded by a
wreath and the word Belgium In
French and Flemish.
TARRANT COUNTY BAPTISTS
NAME MISSIONARY; KAI8K ITM)
lly Tho Associated Press.
PARIS Oct. 21. Tho Germans Inst
night made three unsuccessful at-
tacks near Rholms. They were re-
pulsed with heavy losses.
Lnbor Unions Greatly Increase
LONDON Oct. 21. Membership of
labor unions In England increased
by nearly three-quarters of a million
persona during tho year 1913 ac-
cording to-a belated report Just Issued
by tho Registrar Gcnernl. The total
membership at tho end of tho year
This growth which Is far In excess
of any previously recorded is attrib-
uted to extended propaganda work
and Improved organization during a
period of great Industrial unrest. The
largest Increase occurred In the Na-
tional Union of Rallwaymen. the mem-
bership ot which more than doub-
led. During the same period there wbb
a corresponding Increase in the treas-
uries ot the various unions and t
the end of the year the aggregatfe
balances of the labor organization
reached nearly $33000000.
VILLA NOT BE ALLOWED TO
SELL PROPERTY IN U. S.
VILLA 1ST BOH AND COME TO THE
0. S.( MEXICANS IN NEW YORK SAY
NEW YORK Oct aL-Mexiean le.
era of the VI1L part kere ?9?
eJ to kaTe oWkit winl HJ kt
ke .t .t fcf!il.
all kla promlaeat generals tIH quit
lilm tfaar (IT.
. -V 4YJ- 4.1.jh lAan aba
It Is Msaerswoa hhw i"e T""
By The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 21. If Gen-
eral Villa confiscates the mines and
smelters and cattle he controls as
confidential state department advices
indicate that he is preparing to do.
the Government will find a "way to
prevent him from- disposing of the
property in the United States
This may bo done by closing porta
ot entry to him or by holding the
property on this side for the rightful
!0Y. 25 PROCLAIMED AS
TIIl.MiSUlVlNG DAY IN U. S.
WASHINGTON Oct 21. President
Wilson in a nroclamatloa today pro
claimed Nov. 25 as Thanksgiving Day
In the United. States.
BFSS GAIN VICTORY
NEAK CENTER OF THEIK LINE
PETROGRAD. Oct 21. The victory
which was gained by the Russians to-
Aav niir Ftamovichl was jiear the
For Abilene and vlclnjtty; Tonight
and Friday fair.
For Eart Texas: Toulsht and Fri
For West Texas; Tcralcht' and Fri
TAC. HNA6& 1
.UrtPTHKT&A I 79 57
tt4 m Oott- J -
Pcmmtmn 3 8l 54
QftQ 6 ..... 76 51
Il 7 71 51
I'l-AkSiHlTwv s 6S 53
jJSiHBJr 9 65 63
tmsMKtKTLtL- 10 62 70
7 :..:.. l li 59 72
BANDIT RAID NEAR
SEBASTIAN; NO DEATHS
By The Associated Press.
BROWNSVILLE Tex. Oct. 21. An-
other bandit raid occurred early today
near Sebastian forty miles north ot
here and nearly fifty miles from OJo
del Agua. A ranch house was burned
The bandlta wert sufficiently strong
to hold off the rangers and the depu-
ties who tried to pursue them.
No casualties are reported.
Special to The Reporter.
FT. WORTH Tex. Oct 21.--The
Rev. W. I Whitley of Temple was
elected as tho Tarrant county mn-
ulonary by the County BaptUt Board
at a meeting held In conjunction with
the Tarrant County Baptist Workers'
Association Tuesday. A sum ot $2250
for mission work in the county fpr the
coming year was allowed.
LET CONTRACT FOR $80900
TELEPHONE CO. BUILDING
2 Mdgt. DS; noon 76
.; ' j" oUU ..niir wUhout f-pnter of the Russian line where no . .
tolff wSSI'TSSItK I .7u to i Wrt? Jetra&r. fitting has been reported recently. Sunrise. 6 7; sunset. t:w
Special to The Reporter.
WACO. Tex.. Oct. 21. The contract
for the erection ot the new building
of the Texas Telephone company has
been awarded here. The structure will
be on North Ninth Btreet oeiween
Austin and Washington and will con
sist of three Btories and basement. The
cost will be somewhere near fSO.OQO
MIDLAND MEETING GIVES
$100 FT. WORTH BAPTISTS.
Special to The Reporter.
FORT WORTH Tex- Oct. 21. Peo-
ple of Midland contributed M.30Q tt
the -work ot the First Baptist church
of Fort Worth at a revival meeting
just closed at Midland by the Rev. J
Frank Norrls. Rev. Norrls conducted
an average of five services a day thru
the Midland campaign. About 225 pro-
fessions of faith -were made and be-
tween 75 and 100 united with the diff-
TELLS POPE HE WONT INITIATE
STEPS FOR PEACE IN
ROME. Oct. 21. King Albert ot
Belgium today replied "no1 to the let-
ter from the Pope urging the Belgian
ruler to initiate steps for peace.
It is not stated here whether the
Pope will make any further a4tts
to effect peace In Europe at thla Uaw.
SERBIAN ARMY IS NOW SERIOUSLY
MENACED: SALONIKI ROAD IS COT
By The Associate Press.
PARIS Oct 2L Th Nbk official
sttect lss yesterday aaaoajwed
that the Serbia araiy In sow seriously
neaace by the iaTaatey forces aaa
tkai Um Salealai ra&rad kaa VeO
cat hi twa plai. '
RUSSIANS BAIN VICT.
PETRMJUR . 1-Tk War .
Ike toaj tMjiiit
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