The Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 45, Ed. 1 Monday, May 8, 1916 Page: 1 of 8
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Stye Mitm Itoils fUpttrter T
iILKE TKXK MON IHY XAV. 8 !!.
WASHINGTON Hay 812:15 p. m
rtullentln. A Hew Ann-Iran exncdlthm
muy soon he across the bonier pHr-.tually completed and will probably go
sillHfr the Brewster County raiders (forward lhIK afternoon Informing (Tor-
.Secretary of War linker staled to. many that as long as the new Instate
tlay that he had rerclred a report from Uohn to her suhiftnrlne commanders are
(leh FuhsIou HaytHfc that steps had oldened diplomatic relations will con.
been taken In that direction.- Sec.1 tlnne and that there wl'l bono break as
linker refused to talk further.
Three cavalrymen aad a tea) ear-old
hoi) were the only known killed ac
cording to the latest report.. Two
American clTlllans are missing.
TO INTKKA8K UAXOKR FORCE.
AUSTIN Texas May a The Hanger
force Is to ho Increased hy fifty men
nddltlonal Immediately and a call will
possibly be Issued for stl'l another mm.
(lor. James E. Ferguson made this
announcement today. The Hanger
force will go toi the border for duty
TOWNS ARE RAIDED
'. S. 80LDIKHH KILLED i! VI
WOUNDKD AND I AHE I'XiW
AID HURRIEDLY DISPftTGHEE
Two Troops of Cavalry Leave El Pusn
' tind Two k From Ft. Clark
(Hen SprlHgs and HoiiiIIIiih
Dy Tho Associated Press.
KU PASO Tex.. May 8. A detach-
ment of nine soldiers forming the pa-
trol at aien Springs TexaB. was ul-
most wiped out Friday night by fifty
Two troopa of cavalry from Kl Paso
and two from Ft. Clark were hurried
on special trains to Marathon the
nearest railway Btatlon to tho scene
after which they must march eighty
miles to reach the scene.
According to the report to General
Funston tho bandits set fire to tho
patrol camp killing three soldiers as
they tried to escape in " llark'
wounded two and four ore unaccount-
ed for. .
Tho bandits looted Glen Springs
killing a ten-year-old boy and one
rlvlllnn la OlIaslnK.
The 'same band la reported to have
raided Douqlllns Sunday morning.
O. P. Thomas left Sunday for eastern
points on business matters.
T N. Kelso of Stith was a business
visitor to Abilene Monday greeting
BE HELD MONDAY
AMERICAN OFFICIALS CONFIDENT
SCOTT AND DiREGON WILL.
RAID IS IADE LIGHT- OF
Mexican Officials at El Paso Belltve
"Interventionists" Instigated Raid
on Big Bend Country
By Tha Associated Press. .
ei. paso. Tex.. Mav 8.Gen. Alva-
ro ObreKon. war minister in the Car-
ranza cabinet announced today that
the next conference with Gen. Scott
will take place this afternoon.
Americas officials are confident
k.V tho ourotlAttona will be succes -
fully ceacluied hy alhtfalL by kiUta a geeAly mUt wt Uwla aay of 250.0W mea provided in
. . . .i.l.l .! Ilm vlini'llU. ln U..I..H alils lV. (main aanAII dsOAB t rJ thfl irBf Bill
that the B4 Bsd raid was instigated Tkk to tk tl tfcae that t Aw-
by 'SnteYttolat" an4 attach lltaS&mh && &.
..WASIIIXflTOX May 8 A noto from
the United States to ("prmanrvmis tlr
Intimated In recent demands of this
It will specify that tho United States
cannot allow Germany to dictate lis ne-
gotiations with England.
Tho note will he brief and wilt bo
mado public as soon as possible after
It Is forwarded.
i i '
DOMESTIC SCIENCE DISPLAY.
The Domestic Sclcnco class of tho
Abilene High School has an attractive
display In one of tha show windows
of Mlnter Bros. It represents tho best
of tho year's work of the class.'
STIEL HOLD GOOD
FCNSTON CAN 1THSUK BIG I1END
HirVMY" UAIDKKS WITHOUT
STATEMENT BY SEC BAKER
Thrco Soldiers and Three Civilians
Killed In Friday Night's Hald
Any Steps Necessary Can be
Taken by Funston.
By Tho Associated Press. V
WASHINGTON May 8. Secretary
of War Hakor stated today that the
war department considers the agree
ment under which the American army
begun tho pursuit of FrancUco villa
and his bandits is stilt in operation
and that under Ita terms Gen. Fun-
ston can take any stopB necessary to
pursue in oana wnicn raiuea we
Big Bend country wiinoui runner instructions-Three
Boldlers and threo civilians
were killed In this raid which occur-
red Friday night laat. Overnight re-
ports added little to the details of the
MARATHON TO BE MADE
Eh PASO. Texas May 8. There was
no sign of a conference this afternoon
Gen. Obregon remained In his private
far t Juarez. It was reported that he
was preparing to start south at aU
Marathon will be the base of opera
tlonB from which the field telegraph
will be run to the advanced haae.
AID TO AMERICANS
HEADED CAYAIKY COLTJXN IN
HECENT BATTLE WIT VUiLW-
TAB AT OJOS-AZULI8.
SHOW PISTOL MARKiMSHIP
Kill Goodly dumber of 55 Mexicans
This Hetoa; First Ttaae Hents
Have Taien Part In
By The Associated Press.
NAMIQUIPA. Mer. May. L Twenty
war-mad Apache scouhts participated
prominently in the recent OJos-Azules
j ShrUkteg warTwhoope tlaf yei at
the head of the American tdifmk -V The Associated Preea.
!mnns.tratloir their nietol eiiikiiisiihlii' WASHINGTON. May g. The stand-
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CITY BOARD OF
PRINCIPALS TO HE ELECTED AMI
SU4AHIES FIXED FOR EN- . .
TUESDAY NIGHT AT CITY HALL
Public Especially Invited to be Pres.
ent km ProceedlBirs are Open .
Grade Teachers .Xay be
Election of principals for the high
school and several ward -schools fix
ing of salaries and the possible chok-
ing of all (teachera for theschools will
be taken up and decided upon at the
regular monthly meeting of the Hoard
of Education at the City Hall Tuesday
nlgnt at 8 o'clock.
An especial Invitation is given to the
public to be present at this .meeting
as all of the proceedings are open to
all residents and Tha Reporter has
been authorised to extend tma invita
tldn by a member pf the Board.
Thet meeting of tha Board Tuesday
Is a very important one and will be
of interest to all.
Monday morning It was stated that
the selection of grade teachers might
not possibly be decided on by tne
Board Tuesday night as such a large
number of other important matters
are to come up for disposition.
X(is KITKLOW PALLED TO
HEADQUARTERS HY KAISER
LONDON. May 8. Prince von Bue-
low was summoned to general head-
nuartera bv the Kaiser today says a
rtlosAtch received here from the Hague
The visit the dispatch addsl3 said
to be of great political Importance.
HOUSE REFUSES TO
ASM MEASURE OF
SENATE FOR ARMY
wu. refected by the House tc4ay. Tba
sU'f pl for a volnateer y
KIM S. TO S
LOST 1 28 KILLED
AMERICAN TROOPS IN MEXICO
LOST M KILLED AND ABOUT
STIRRED BY REGENT RAID
Force Eager to Cohi
haae as Details of Loot- ;
Inp of Glen Springs Tex
By Associated Press "
FIELD HEADQUARTERS NEAR
NAMIQUIPA. MEX. by Wireless to
Columbus N M.. May 8. Gen. John J
Pershing's expedition to date has ac-
counted for 125 Villlstns killed and
nearly 30ft wounded'.
The Americans have lost six killed
and about ten wounded by bullets.
The significance In this showing la
the fact that the Americana are pur
suing some- of the most desperate
fighters in Mexico.
Details of the raid on Glen Springs
Is stirring tha expeditionary detach
ment to renewed activity.
I U. 8. Dtparttaent ol Asrtcnltart.
For -Abilene and Vicinity; Tonight
unsettled weither and. cooler; Tues-
day generally fair and cooler.
For East Texas; Tonight unsettled
probably local showers In southern
portion cooler; Tuesday generally
For West Texas: Toalfht ralr cool-
er; Tuesday fair cooler in eastern
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Dy The Associated Press.
LONDON JTnya A Ra4tern dfe.
natch nvs that It has been learned
ii hkk anihorlty IHnt' Entperar Wll.
llam Easter Snnday sent an awtegraph
noto to Pope Benedict expressing t
hope that the Pontiff and tne Xln
of Spain wenfd he nhe i cMtret
urhrmft to hrlna nnent cenfertHce
of thebelllferenta fr ttie ensMwrtUA
of arnlse lieplnf ttt ' eventa
peace would be the malt
It Is rcrl4 UiAt enveya frensj the
(lings of HafsxlA and. Saiony havd ar-
rived at Rente
SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORTS
MAY 1th 1918.
Schpola Attendarico Col.
St. Pnul Methodist --.'- 208 ' 125.91
First Mothodfst .-t u.2C3( ' 9.98
81. Luke Methodist C4 1-12
Prcsbytorlan Church --19fi 1V7
First Christian 206 lO.fQ
Christian Collqgo.. ....l..-
First BaptlBt. - 834 23.85
Coltcgo UolgH.ts; 6aptlst u443 ..-.87
SouthBldq. Bj)tls.t -t--184 Mr
Naiareno ...--. - 44 -20
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Lawn WetriMMttt-CHarew ...:33 'Z
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RENEWED FIGMTINQ AROUND YER-
DUN AUW4$Ti:QUAfcS PMBY
I0U8 BATWiKS. -
DTHER FRONTS-ARE. QUIET
GerauiM Cantnr. M Yara ef French
. v went injure. Driv'emOnt
t Ltr y Krwieli.
Dy The Asociated. Press.-
LONDON May 8Xfter a seventy-
even day battle the Germans are
making renewed formidable attacks
around Verdun equalltee in vloleface
tha first eaKaaemeata ori-oag batrtes
The Germans who capture five hua.
dred yards of Freach trencVea Sunday
near DoUoamoot nave oeea anvw i
of these and hv failed to advance
further laH Blt. y rfort frjpm
Parte today X
All other' freato are comparaiival:
HINKINe; t ONK AHOARB
LONDON May 8. It ls raported
that the ateafeefct Cymrlo mi atuktag.
She U la the Brttleh service. . t U un-
derstood that Utete to no eeo aboard
'. 1 m
FUNf OH IF4 TO f
ntAKC ANY M1VW.ATION
BCi PASO T. May 80a- Twi-
toa teday H IfcH "W"!
for him W aliiUis Ktfceeysedite
Is enterinic Cealmtto Ife eM JhH dyr
that there waa ae A mavmuj.
He tuMi hewrf. IM ImmI ''net
yet" croaeed Hm
SAB TO Rt Ml TRAH
OF THE BAJWITS
ALPINK. Tear JUy lA h fram
MaraAbe iM Wpsyttow irr
ttasunw t4 sauhisi
to tba nasmt bas. Tba
bava torea de toit
Tma toaepa af cavabry left Jfaratbpa.
aaa nm more an
TWO BROTHERS AND A SISTER OF THE MAN
ON jTRIL FOR THE MURDER OF CHARLIE
BRQVvN TESTIFY IN DISTRICT COURT
i MONDAY MORNING.
Long before 8:30 Monday morning
whep fJjc trial of tho case of the State
versus Plaud DdArman. Charged with
tM taurder of Chnrllo Brown was re-
o4d the courtroom wns comfort-
1W; wll flllod with spectators fully
hW of whom were women and young
wo4n. Tho crowd flllod every avail-
able seat but was orderly nt all times.
At 8)30 Special Judgo 1). A. Cox
formally operlcd court and tho counsel
tbr potjh sides announcod ready The
state hAVlns; rested Hh case Saturday
aftefnopn just before four o'clock the
defense nut on Its first witness nftor
W. H. Oraiiaa) official court' stenog-
rapher Had testified that the papers
handed him by defense counsel was a
transcript of the testimony of Mrs. J
H.Jllck given at tho trial of Edgar Do-
Armas In Callahan county November
Ben L Cox for tho ddfciiBe read ex
cerpts from tho transcript where
Mrs. Hicks had sworn to carrying a
Utfer from Mrs. Charlie Brown to
Lula DeArranri on the Thursday pre-
ceding tho killing of Will DoArman
hy his brptl'or Edgar on Monday.
t W J. Cunnhigharfi for the state thon
read further excerpts from tho kamo
testimony after a wrangle uotween tne
oppqslng sides. Tho part tho Btntc
sMbmltted to the Jury was wherein
Mrs- Hlcko had testified that tho let-
ter' was; In regard to Miss Lula's con-
(btct and to keep her fjrom bolng talk-
T r'kUm. Mtiit DeArHWH.
vT ! .cf.Hotl. to the stanc
"Wt-nt Ntate'lBflAYnmtrf lstr pf defend
JAattvwVMHlaVM'Malurday had beet
l.Th Awhbiw .oalleil to tho stand
!' e rt'adiWrHmwit q court
aJi! otie was twenty ychrs old
ad' lives at Bagle Cvo Callnjian
county. She stated she had four
brothers living Edgar Terry Claud
and Sam ueArman anu mreo sisters
wliom sho called Ila Lota and LUla.
She- wau not at' home when her
ther Will was killed sho said but
Clyde. Sue won at homo Tliurs-
Friday and up to Saturday after
noon preceding tha killing ef Will on
Mpftday. After that she was at Ed-
gar's" she aatd. She saw Charlie
Prawn talking with her mother and
saw him talking wlth her brother Will
Jn? the . ltter"a field Saturday mqrn-
lh(. Tkoy were in conversation for
Mfif or three hours she said. Deforo
site haw Uieni talking she said. Will
Was in his ordinary humor but when
it cim ta.'the house at noon ho "act-
ed .very .angry like ho was tempor
arHy Insane. He walked around ner-
Youe Hk'e; he was caged wild." Sun-
flay she had seen him on Edgar's
poreh walking and apparently ner-
YOWB4 Next day he was killed.
tu. lullhiLl liot hnfnrn Ttrnwn'H
Urk with Will the latter bad been
frtoadly with his brother Edgar. She
H.W UMWW aH Will lUBuior Dimiua;
night; Kdgar came to get some money
and' Will gave him a check for 55.
1 . ix.it . . a..j.
After the killing witness's sister
.Lutoy stayed with the Drawn family.
sue teMftd tnat ane was in me new
oiVtfce Thursday Mrs. Hicks brought
the lettf r. hut she never saw the let-
ten 'Wrtneee never talked with Drown
atr her brother Edgar went to the'
peaiieaUary. she said but bad Just
1 bfre the killing.
T state- aeked the witness if her
cevertto. wth Brown had referred
to Will or Kdgar or Claud DeArmaa.
aad she said ao whereupon tbe'state
otoctd te the lntreducttoa of the tea-
thaSMiy. im sais. aae naa 101a ie
fABuiy of tne uik witn urowa uui
thnjuht Iht irf '-" was away from
snnwjhfa The defease was allowed
Ii aslewer to hUob witness said
atuT.w hoitog la the field one day
notkg eaet aiid Brown was coming
weat. After hhat wrowa caugai up
wMh her. W. She had happened
lettytfw wW like to go to South
HuiMoa. After Browa caught up
w&k aaa. ha iii. "I'll let VOU have. tu
mssMy to 4 to South Houston" a m
w. going t Oalveetoa. he tld ha
aae was at that kiad of a girl she
teettftod. The witness said she told
Brewn that she bad heard he was go-
tag to the-DaHae Fair; Lula had told
h4f so. Bwwi denied It she Bald.
.Wttaesa teatiitod hr next talk with
Brow we after Bdgar's examtaiag
tHaiU Brewa was plowing la bis or-
rhard aad she aawed along close hy
aba aaW. He teM me he had a dream
admwt ate. aad I aaked him what U
wafatouU B s he dreamed." (Hre
vajat un y j
pit pM m to rrT you
told her saotoer ef
vataatinn. aad her Wetbar "Pff
abe bad never mea ajsa
I v--Ka--. k W kec mother aad'tBftr
l w .
Csma IgajnlanHsi '
ff J. Cuaetogbsm. tor uw stato. aa
tba wuaaea tarooga a grueumaj rvm.
oxnmtnatlon. Sho Bald sho had made
a statement to J. F Cunningham aad
Justice Ford after Drown was killed.
The statement wbb made on Saturday
after Drown was killed on Tuesday.
W. J. Cunningham'. "I won out at
your houso and stayod all night there
aftor Edgar killed Will We all talk .
ed r.bout the case and talked about
DrowV too about his going to town
on tho day Will was killed and about
your olster Lula being in the buggy
wjth him. Isn't that trUef
Mr. Cunningham continued: ''You
havo bcon to my oftlco a number of
times and I havo been to your house
three or. four times before Edgar's
"Twice" the wltncsn broke In.
''Yot" continued tho lawyer "you
never mentioned these conversations
with Drown to me oh Edgar's attorney
"Yen sir" wob tho answer.
"When did you whoro and who was
"One night you camo out I think."
"Did you ever mention Brown's al-
"I cortnlnly did" tho witness re-
plied. "Who was present?"
''I suppose tho family was."
Mr. Cunningham went on to state
that Mr. Sewell was with htm when
ho visited tho DoArman home had
slept with him nnd was with Man ty-
ery moment of their tay thera. Mte
w4ee -replied that they werssH .tojr
gpther several tlmos and tttf attorney
athedfber .wherathey wsrettben .trkv':
MejwjbfijfirnhAt thf : two hPH
weretegethr all'theHwto MtmCm
otay hut wtneea mm Mr. iwwew wa
away several times but she Mim
'DIdn't.you tell Drown you wished
you had enough motley to go to gouth
Houston Miss HJxle?"
"He said ho was going to Galveston
ohd would pay my way to South; Hous
ton" witness said. Bhe was asked if
Bho had testified to these facta 1a d-
gar'a examining trial and she said ao.
Sho testified Utat Drown had moved
away Christmas utter Will had heea.
killed in Juno 1!H2 and that Claud
DoArman was getting ready to leave
home when the verdict lit Edr'e
trial was received at home. Clahd
had written from Leoa Junction lator
sho said. He had made a prop at how
in. 1915 elx or seven miles franc Po-
After some hot interchanges on both
sides as to witness's education aad in-
telligence the state asked her U she
wasn't ordinarily quick of speech.
Witness was asked If she knew wheth-
er Claud 'DeArmaa knew of Brewa's
talk to her and said she did sot aad
did not know It Claud knew at it
Here the matter of the wltaeea's pay.
slcal condition on Saturday and at the
time wu brought Into queethm aad
caused notae wrangling amaag tha at-
torneys. Witness testified sh wa
sick Saturday aad uncoaBcJoua Qwee-
tlwed hy the state she said that she
had regained coBScIousneea "same
tine before sundown Saturday" aad
had been taken to the family ham
twenty mllea from Ahlleae oa a bed
to a hack. She was brought hack; to
Abilene early Monday merntag. sba
said Ouesttoned by the deleaea. wt-
aess sutd she dlda't know wheat aba
waa taken from the court hottoe ?
Tarry BeArama e itond.
Terry DaArmaa waa called by ta
defense and said he waa a brother d
the defendant was. 6 years eM 'and
lived with hla matbar at Saffla CfK
He was at bona when Will waa btitod.
he saM. He saw Browa aad WW'tolk
together ea Saturday moralag beiera
toe kiWag of Will oa Monday. Later
when he went where they were. flav
wat to hoeiagr Ha aaw WaU. at
breakfaat that day and he waa to a
ed bajaor. Saw him after tba talk
wOi Browa aaa win waa wessaasM
mad aad jremaiaed that way inmir be
was dead. He saw Browa aaaV Laia
t-sjrlfirr ffhursday before tba nffttof
aad aw Lula give wowa a w
beard Browa taiuag- waa r
or hie wUe and beard htm nay
thing abeat "gat somebody' baad'ssafl
Hto Mter Hlxto told him of BrevaNi
talk ta her. he saM. aad reaeatod ab
sUatfaBy what M4ea aUato bad. Jtoatf-
lledto. Baa told aim thJa aarftaa
ear's treabto. ha ealsUlsa teadiftedTtBat
iTCr veaje aad 1
hag rrom aaa Suede to tba tadtasrhM
Smdar waekTlbW bast tolkad &B
Hmtr a barn while abacatog earn
Mapf tba Baaday nbJBto while atoar
--. eitaJM aUBd "" Bfi
fBaava-a talk with HstH.
(Oaattoeed aa pma -)
iairtaa9 . vnt wim m j.m i. f " r -"- ?
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