The Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 138, Ed. 1 Sunday, August 27, 1916 Page: 1 of 14
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ABILENE TEXAS SUNDAY AUGUST 27 1916.
LANDSLIDE FOR CULBERSON
WINNERS IN COUNTY CONTESTS
SMITH. iUTHJANCE MEYER
Vance Leads Parmelly By Only 25;
Complete Returns From County
Show Re-election of Supt.
Smith and Defeat of Dis-
trict Clerk Fuller. '
For the first thhc in history The Daily Reporter is able to
give complete returns on the morning1 following the electionthe
county was oomplete long before 11 o'clock Saturday night.
Culberson carried the county by 412 votes. There were 257G
votes cast in the county out of a possible 3650 that being the num-
ber of qualified voters.
In the county contests one old officer and three new ones
were elected in the second primary. J. S. Smith was re-elected
county superintendent by a majority of 249 votes over Arthur J.
J. H. Vanco was elected tax assessor by 25 votes over Roy
J. N. Routh defeated J. Fuller for re-election as district clerk
by 153 votes.
H. E. (Earnest) Meyer was elected commissioner of the Abi.
lone precinct over Arthur A. Hay by 27G.
COMPLETE COUNTY VOTE.
For United States Senator:
Chas. A. Culberson Dallas County .1494
0. B. Colquitt Dallas County . - 1082
For County Superintendent:
J. S. Smith .. 1389
A. J. Jones - r 114
Fpr Tax Assessor:
J. .11. Vance r . 1277
-L.Ttr (Roy) Fhrmelly.Vi-- J.J--JZ-sCpAZM
For District Clerk:
J. N. Routh ; - 1347
J. Fuller - U94
For Commissioner Precinct No 1 :
A. a. Hiiv '. 539
H E. Meyer .-
THE VOTE IN ABILENE.
Culberson's majority in Abilene was 334 his vote being 759
and Colquitt's 425.
For superintendent Smith led Jones in the four Abilene box-
es by 403 his vote being 796 and Jones' 393.
For tax assessor Roy Parmelly led J. H. Vance in Abilene by
57 votes the vote being Parmelly 621 and Vance 564.
J. Fuller for re-election as district clerk led J. N. Routh in
Abilene's four boxes by 63 votes Fuller's vote being 653 and Routh 'a
H. E. Meyer for commissioner of thi3 precinct led Arthur A.
Hay by 219 the votes being 697 and 478.
TAYLOR COUNTY'S VOTE BY BOXES.
3 6 e j2
X . M
- -V T
City Hal! .
Kirbys Garage ... -2?7
Courthouse -- .s.134
Tye- .Merkel - .---.- ?
Hsmby" -. - '"
Trent " .-... 9
Caps.Merkel . --. '-3
Caps-Abllene .- i 20
Potosi -- - - 3b
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fflUBnn miuSnifm nn .r 8451 7: 206 COUNTIES REPORT
3irnni:ir okiisiion mkhcham'
soi.vi:n TiiHoni fimmnu
OP DAl'UIITnt'S iuo
HOUSTON WAGNER ACCUSED
?! tinier Ilrntli Si'iilfiirt for Mur-
der of Nurse Identified I; .MKs
IIiiiiilirej ii.i Ileitis Tlielr
lly The Associated Press.
. DALLAS Texas. Aug. 26. The myi-
Icry sourioumllriK the murder of Wil-
liam Humphrey itu aged merchant nt
Lisbon Dallas county on tho night of
last April S wns cleared police auth-
orities stated today through the find-
ing or u ring and other property In a
trunk which l alleged to have belong
er to Houston Uagnor :i negro now
uudor d"ath sentence for the self-confessed
murder of .Miss Zalo Cramer a
trained nurse on the campus of a local
school building during tho night of
Humphrey's daughter who was bcx-
.out'ly beaten and left for dead at the
time of her" father's murder Is said
to have Idonttflcd the property and at-
o Identified WagnocJas their assailant.
Tho Humphrey case baffled tho local
11 Tho Associated Press.
WASHINGTON Augn!.t 2fl.-The
threatened rnHuny strike took on such
a grntp nspwt tpilny that President
Wilson turned toward Congress for n
solution of (He problenu Suddenly thN
afternoon when it lircnnie knottii thnt
the railroad execnthes were unant-
nioitn In their refusnl to accept Ills
plan of settlement President Wilson
went to the Cunllol and. laid before Ma
jority Leader Kern of (lie Senate aud
Senator Newlnnds cnaimiaii of tlio In-
lerstntc (Vinniercc ComnilHslon the
statement of the rnllrond heads that
Congress must guarantee some sort of
added reienuo before they nre to meet
the demands' of the emnluies.
WILSON MAY IMMtKSS C0N0HKSS.
How this wns to be urenmplNhed
President Wilson did not Indicate. Im
mediately afterward Lie senators began
a discussion of the propr.sais to tunc
Congress record Itself In furor of it
rate Increase. No arrangements had
been made today for the President to
address Congress on the subject but It
wns expected that he might do so dur-
ing the coming week if the situutiou
Tonight the rnllrond exccntlfcs fin'
ished framing their answer to PresI-
dent Wilson's plvu and notified the
While House that they
HKPKATtD UE1LVAN ATTACKS HE
PtLSW) PAHIS AND LONDON
!18 SERB ATTACKS REPULSED
Bulgarians Srle Without Opposition
Good Pnrt of Macedonia Home
ltenorts Kepnlse of Ans-
Saturday night the Associated Press
numuiarlzed tho war situation as fol-
lows: Fighting continues mora or less vio-
lent ou all tbc battle fronts of Kuropa
but no notable success Is chronicled.
Prnnrn ami lh.. rorlnn north nt Snlnn
Were ready.1 tn nvn aonn tlin most lntcjiso aetlv-
sent word that he lty an jn uotn floldn tho inltlattvo
preferred to see them Monday morning
generally has beon with the Central
German Attacks Frequent
Paris and Ixjndon announce till ro
pulso of ropented Qerman attacks on
tho Sotmno and Vordun. Qerman ef-
forts are especially strong nt Thlop-
val. (luiilcmont and Mauropas norm
nt 10 o'clork.
The Hrotherlliiod lenders nfter being
In meeting most of the day ndjourued
until 10 o'clock Sunday morning. Many
of them left town tonight.
NKXT MOVE I'P TO MEN.
The refusal of the railroad execu
tive to accent the President's plan or tno somme and on tho right bnk
iiiciuoing mo conri'hsiou in un eiKBi 0f the Mouse bclore voruun.
IioHr day and proposing a coHHtcr.plan indon clnlnnr an-addlUona DrUlflh
sueli as previously outlined put the advance near th5 Mont Mrra. Ojt:
next move nn to the Brotherhood lead- mon tranches on a front of 400 yards
police for four months. On tho mom- ers. It probably will be communicated along the Courcollotto front wore oc-
lilg tf April 8 the merchant was found officially to them .Monday nfter PresI- cuplcd. Berlin assurtB the repulse of
dead and his daughter unconscious and 'dent Wilson lias heard It from the ex- attacks along tho Soramo at virtually
tho nlaco looted. - 'ecuthcR. the samo soctors where tho German at
Xo new charges have boon filed! Meanwhile some deielopuicnt of a tacka wcro reported aa having taken
against Wagner aB his motion for a possibility of Congressional action Is place.
expected and will depend on the out-. IS Serbian Attacks Fall
come of the next steps between the Sofia records tho repulse of elghu.
eiiiplo)ers and eniploje. The execu. consccutlvo attacks by tho Serbians
thes held scleral meetings during the northwest of Salonlkl. Tho Serbian
day but no change resulted In the po- losses aro said to have been large
sitlons they took last night whn they Northeast of Salonlkl tho. Bulgarians
npprnicd n rough draft of their reply apparently without opposition from
tho Greeks have soueu a gooa pari oi
new trial was recently overruled.
1 IIOMASON HEADS B. I. M. I. T.
ASSO.j SALAHY 10000 YEAHLY
By The Associated Press:
PALLAS Tex.. Aug. 26. Gus W
Thomnsbn of Dallas was today selec
ted general manager and secretary or it wns (jjao tonight when the commit
Incumbent Leads m 183 Counties and
Carried Every Large City in fAt
State; Majority Will be 75 000
More Than Managers
Texas Election Bureau Special:
DALLAS Texas Midnight August 26-27. United ftUs
Senator Charles A. Culberson has been re-aominated as United Sit
Senator by a majority of approximately 76000 votes defeating O. 9.
Colquitt who led Culberson and all other candidates in the first pri-
mary in July.
Today's election has resulted in a landslide for Culberson fot"
Senator his majority being more than double what his managers
bad claimed for him. Tho vote at midnight stood:
Colquitt 84517 v
Colquitt is leading in twenty-three counties but in some of
them the lead is small and tho count is incomplete. In the July pri-'
maries Colquitt led in 114 counties.
Two hundred and six counties have reported and Culberson
leading in 183 of them. Culberson carried every large city in the
state including Dallas Fort Worth Heuston Galveston San An-
tonio El Paso Beaumont Abilene Austin Wichita Falls and Waeo.
A total vote of 233343 has been accounted for. About 20 counties
have not reported. The result of the primary was known one hour
after the voting was finished and by 10 o'clock it was known that
Culberson's majority would reach approximately 75000.
JULY 22nd PRIMARY
In the primary election tdy 2fad a total of 39llM vU
were oast for candidates for tb United State Senate. Tkejw were
' " v4mhb. MbiBUgtu wtm ISSMRWI M 19UWWU
dolqnltt 110508: Culberson. 87.421: Brooks. 78.841; Cabb-
bell 65721 Henry. 37720; Davis 9924; Riddle (Scattering.)
Yoto in Largo Counties. (Lamar ..1824
County CulbersonlColqultt Llano 234
' t t t lulJ
tho- Buy-It-Made-ln-Texas Association ( 0f eight which has handled the northwestern portion of Macedonia fo
at u mooting of the directors of the
The position pays $10000 annually.
netrotlatlons. announced thnt ther had flftv miles alonic tho Aegean.
nslied for a conference with President Tho Bulgarians now havo nn nddlt-
WHson and nwnlted his pleasure. Af- !onal frontage along tho Aegean and
ter two hour's wnlt the executives an aro noarlng Corfano fifty miles north-
nounced that President Wilson had In- east of Salonlkl thus pressing in on
TKVANS AMONG WLVNEItS IN
(UtAND AMEHICAN SHOOT formed them thnt he preferred not to the Allied troops along the. Struma. No
By Tho Associated PreBS. 'H00 them tonight. i Allied advance Is reported. London xe.
ST. LOUIS. Aug. 26. Among tho. .SITUATION Sl'MMTD UP. I ports that British aeroplanes havu
prize winners In the Grand American! TJe Hjtini0H as summed up late to. bembed camps south of Demtr-Hissar
Handicap shoot with their scores here njKht hf thosc In cosp tonfh wllH thlsjvnt a point w'.thln the recently estah-
today were: M. Smith Oklahoma City. i president Wilson has seen the pnb- Hahed Angeto-Ftench Hne north of
and J. II. Chatfleld Texarkana Oj.'ii.i. reDOrs f the renlv of tko ex. the Struma.
54; It. U Fletcher Hugo. Okla andecnjeg ran(1 doeg ot accept it. it Italian troops are making progress
t? -r -MrMXer Hnnstnn. 85. S61: and I.-.. .1.1 -. ..w.i. i.t in .nt.ll. novarnl nnlntn near thn ltslllil dtT
iliiiuu nui ui'ilc iiiujo .- " v. . r--" --r - - .
dence of the railroad officials to have of Trent noma also reports the re
hire make a counterproposal at any pulse or Austrian counier-auacnu m
were: J. N. Walker. Splro. Okla.!tlm retnlulng his original proposal tho Alps. Vienna asserts that the
12; and J. D. Clay Ilouston and f gn cight.honr dav but offering the Italian attacks In the Fassa Alps have
iitillt -An SlAlIno Ii w t 'i-nui .- -
F '. McNIer. Hotibton 85 J6t; and
A. W. Clark Oklahoma Ulty. si in.
In the consolation among the win
P. D. Williamson. Dallas. 92 $17. The
shoot closed today.
SIGHTED OFF DUTCH
COAST GOING DOWN
By The Associated Press.
BERLIN. Aug 26. An- Amsterdam
dispatch says that Dutch sailors have
reported slghtlug east of the Doeeger
r$ank a British destroyer in a sinking
condition and abandoned.
Xa other war nlps were seen pear
thn snot hut in the vicinity was a sub
marine whose nationality could not be
SHACKELTON LEAVES TO
THY TO HESCUK HIS PAKT1
By The Associated press:
BUENOS AIRES Aug. '26. Lieut
Sir Ernest Shackelton the Antarctic
explorer. left Puenta Alenas. Chile to-
day on the ship Yelcbo on his third
attempt to rescue Uae members of his
expedition marooned on Elephant Is
ia CHIPS. INCLUDING BIG
UNEKS CLEAK NEW YORK
i-nn.iu he ivnatiPBgntloH. i-onffresnloBal lessened but Rome claims continues
assurance of a freight rate increase progress mere
and a coHiraissIon to settle further
Amang the executives tonight it wa
clearly evident that such a counter-
proposal probably would not be accep.
ted. Whether they would receive it
from the president and take It under
consideration for a few days was not
at all certain but its ultimate rejec-
(Contlnued on Page Two)
...ii i ' -hi . i..lwv
I". S. Department of Agriculture
TODAY WILL BE
PRODI. SUNDAY IN
ALL OF ARKANSAS
Callahan . 417
Dallam ( 138
EI Paso 900
Falls ... .... ....1.1623
nn . . r.9i
Hopkina . 1441
Harris ........ .5168
Jim Wells ............. 225
Jack ...-... 433
412 Leon .. G48
785 Marlon 69
4T3 Mason 178
184 Matagorda 530
212 McLennan 3251
898 Nacogdoohes .....1298 '
318 Navarro 24d6
529 Nolan C?4
519 'Pecos ...'.....: 115
940 Palo Pinto 793
118? Potter .. 758
783 Runnels . 899
82 Rockwall........ 635'
1448 Shackelford 196
Gift Sharman- ..... .... 84
649 Starling 177
383 San Patricio 212
311 Swisher 210
863 Travis 2506
316 Tarrant 4584
1160 Uvalde 572
1092 'Wheeler 425
458 WBa . 162
Complote or approximately bo.
floaw City aid Town Yefes.
Corlcana ... ......1913
Fredericksburg ........ 74
Pbcm ................. 116
Sab Aatsalo MS8
Terrell ....... 1543
WfcftlU Falls ...1159
Waco . . ..... . ...1324
ABI LENT. Tex.. Aug. 26.-
lene and Vicinity: Sunday
For Eeast Texas:
For West Texas:
2 1389 1140 1277 J202 1347 115(4 641
By The Associated Press.
AC lunn nut- " --- I
ur of six trans-continental liners ml
addition to a large number of freight j
sbius made this one or tne largest
saillne days from this port since the
-rrr war begun. A total of 49 ships cleared 1
S7j3BMBWb 11 Q.
JVSPO TO ftEKT 2 73 9
m 1 rtf 1 4 ..... 72 93
$ X i 6 69
JtiVmuji ' 7 U
sJv 1 S 78 90
nfy . U 90
"Zimmie" ' Nooa9'
LITTLE ROCK. Ark. Aug. 26. At
the request of tba anti-saloon oftic
lala tomorrow will be observed ai
Prohibition Sunday In the churches of
Arkansas. Well-known laymen will
fill the pulpiU of several churches.
At the conclusion 01 tne services an
organization will be formed to oppose
the initiative act- which will be voted
on at the state election in November
and which would substitute local op
tion for the statewide prohibition law
now in force.
TAKEN BY SENATE
ARCTIC SHIP IS
ARE SAFELY ASWt
PROPOSAL TO LOWEB
By The Associated Press. I By The Associated PrM.
WASHINGTON Aug. 26. The cob. ON BOARD THE COAST GUARD
ference reports on the amendments to CUTTKR McCULLOCH. By Wirsiew
the Fedsral Reserve act. permitting o Settle. Wash Aug. . tlw w-
national banking associations to es- er schooatr Great Bar uinjiai ta
tabllsli foreign agencies liberalizing Arctic expedition ked tor Jetoa
discount regulations and permitting Borden of Chicago asi Castala
IMOxfc TAX HJilsua riuai!membcr banks in small towns to haa- of Seattle wan wracked aa tha rocka
-- . - .-r .. Fr.- . -- ---
aie insurance was agreed today oy tn fat MrlB Sea August le.
Senate. . Tha vasael was a total tea ht tha
Tbe House is expected to act on Urt eatks party landed sfly at St. Ga-
tkM's Hlan waera taay wan tm
lyastaraay by tke SicCHlloek.
nation's revenue bill by the Senata Ft- MEXICAN POUCS" IS I ' '
mr. MmmiitM and stricken out. firOMKR RV REPITRLltASf IMi 4RrARRMlN MSCXAW
.MMNr-M .. ...... . WW. w - ...-..ta M.UM.MMi .A
I'JPH MniNI A 4M7V
By The Associated Press.
AVARHIN'OTON. Aue. Si. A nroDOsal'
.. 1 . .vn nM.an interna i9T m. matter within a few days.
XII IUHC1 U1C US arMlr jww . r . w - -
94 emptlon written lata the Admlnlstra-'
By Tk AsaocUtaa Fraat
SAN ANTONIO. Tax. A.
Sunrisa 6 10 sunset 7" 11.
when the leaders of the House Indlca
ted that thy would not accept it. was By The Associated Prass.
voted down 31 to 19 by the Senate to- WASHINGTON Auy. 26. The AJ'
nlfht when Kn Underwood Btietti it ministration's Maxlcan tiollcv wU it
as as amendment fackad in t& Saata today by Saaater M kaaW a&4 0 pwji
Discussion of the amaatoaat was Plppltt (RapakUcaa) wka aaia tV wk aaraaaa aipaaaaav a mm
marked by a WtUr xchaBi of word "unforglvabla thla" waa taa IIWM qari aava aaa
between Democrats Haatara ia caara of tka amterae w ara la February ar aty. k waa i
and Sb. Uadaawaad. lM- "
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