Abilene Semi-Weekly Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 40, Ed. 1 Tuesday, April 25, 1911 Page: 1 of 8
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ABILENE SEMI WEEKLY REPORTER
ABILENE TEXAS TUESDAY ArRIL 25 1011.
TEXAS PYTHIAN HOSTS
WELCOMED TO ABILENE
38th Grand Lodge and 16th Grand
Temple About to Assemble.
FATAL WRECK ON
McNAMABA INCIDENT IS
CAUSING BIG SENSATION
Investigation of So-Called "Dynamite"
Cases Widely Extended.
M. K. 8 T.
HUNDREDS ARE HERE
ADVANCE GUARD OF DELEGATES
COME ON SPECIAL TRAIN.
CONVENTIONS BEGIN TUESDAY
Remain III Session Three Diijs; Frog-
ram for This Evening.
PROGRAM FOR TODAY
2:30 p. in. Automobile ride
for viBitora Btnrtlng from
7:00 to 9; 30 p. in Public re-
ception and dance at the Elks
Club. Grand march begins at
8; 00 p. m. Special conven-
tion of Grand Lodge in School
of Instruction and for confer-
ring Grand Lodge rank at Odd
Fellows" Hall. Also presenta-
tion of Past Supreme Chancel-
lor's Jewel to Past Supremo
Chancellor H. P. Brown.
n&attftai8 highly satisfactory. The committee
on Credentials which are at work on
(MONDAY)' ' tho northeast first floor room of the
The first formal session of the Thlr- Hotel Grace campaign headquarters
ty-Elghth Annual Convention Grand report a litle less than three hundred
Lodge Knights of Pythias and the delegates having registered; but the
Sixteenth Annual Grand Temple Py- voting strength of the Grand Lodge
thian Sisters will not convene until will probably be between three hun-
Tuesday At nine o'clock Tuesday dred and fifty nnd four" hundred
morning the Grand Lodge convenes Parade Tills Morning
In open session at the FJrst Baptist
church. E. M. OvcrBhlner of the lo- Simmons College band are doing yeo-
cal lodge will act as Master of Cere- man Borvice. They played throughout
monies owing to the sickness of O. the morning In front of the Hotel
P. ThomaB Supreme Representative.
The program for Tuesday is as fol-
lows: 1. invocation.
3. Address of welcome (a) On
behalf of the city of Abilene by May
or E. N. Kirby; (b) On behalf of tho jB already under a full head of steam.
"KnlghtB of Pythias of Abilene and tho Waco Texarkana Corslcana and El
Abilene country by W. H. Kay Grand pnso are In the field working hard
Lodge Committeeman; (c) On. be- with "Waco at this time looking good
half of the Pythian Sisters Hon. W. Tho fight on the floor of the con-
J. Cunningham. Iventjon however promises to be
4. Responses; (a) On behalf of. sharp and close
tho Grand Lodge J. B. Engledow
Grand Chancellor; o(b) On behalf ofi
tho Pythian Sisters" Mrs. H. A. Ever
ett Grand Past Chief.
B. Address by Mrs. J. T.' Cotten
Supreme Chief Pythian Sister.
10:00 a. m. Grnnd Lodge session
opera house. Grand Temple Pythian I
Sisters at L O O. F. Hall.
2:00 p. m. Grand Lodge session.!
Memorial services in honor of de-j
ceased Grand Chancellor. John T. '
Wofford. Grand Temple Pythian Sis-
ters at 1. O. O. F. Hall.
T.lft m PnninaHHvn rhllfl It tnil nP
the' "Lesson of Friendship." at the
opera house for the "Friendship Mc -
ini nntv hold iv r.rnnil Renrpseiita-
! "Wii w .v .. ...... --
tlve Tom May of Ennls No. 11.
8:00 p. m School of Instruction by
the Grand Temple- of Pythian Sisters Uy Associated Press
and Abilene degreo team at I. 'O. O. MEXICALA Lower California Aprlt
F. Hall. ' 124. The armistice signed by Maden
flrand Lodge Officers ' and the prospects of pence in tho eas-
The following Grand Lodge officers tern part of Mexico will have no effect
are present or are expected to arrive on ne revolt In Lower California ac-
today cording to General Francisco" Salinas
J R. Engledow of Troupe Grand coramander-in-qhief of the rebels here.
Chancellor iHo sayg he Ib fighting to -establish a
H. H. Swlnk of Temple Grand Vice 80rfatlt commonwealth although ho
Chancellor. 'might be willing to accept tho suzer-
R H Buck of Fort Wqrth Grand alnty of Moxico.
Henry Miller of Weatherford
Grand Keeper of Records and Seals.
W. F Sklllman of Georgetown1
Grand Master of Exchequor.
Charles F. Woijand of Dallas
Grand Master of Arms.
Tom Connolly of Marlin Grand In-
ner Guard. I O P. Thomas wife and "son Mark
-J. S Patrick of Paris Grand Outer came In over fno Texas" & Pacific Sun-
Guard day afternoon from Fqrt Worth where
The following other distinguished Mr. ThomaB has been Beriously ill for
Pythla'ns are expected to be pres- pom days Mr. Thomas who- Is Paat
cut: Grand Chnncollor and Supreme" Ropre-
Supremo Representatives John S. tentative KnlghtB of Pythias and sla-
Onlon of San Antonio; George B. ted as Master of Coremonios In the
Griggs of Houston and C T. Roff of opening session tomorrow will be UU
Drenham. Supremo Representative O. aui0 to leave hla rpom
P. ThomaB of Abilene Is at h(s homo (
111 ..! ...lit 1.. 1.1. a n1m nif In
. uu vl uu unuuie iw iu v
H P. Brown
Of Cleburne Poet
Supreme ChancellorjUnion B. Hunt Urgen aged 70. a prominent physician
President pf tho Board of Control or this pluc and.a Confedei-ate veler-
Inaurance Department; Gen. .atobbart r.n who vas member of th body
of Indlatiapdlls Ot tho Miliary n if GemrtlCobelWWS eCly
Department; Fred "Wheaton of In- H Ntar Is t'ead.
dlanapolls Supreme Keeper of Rec-
ords and Seals nnd John T. Bonner
head of the Insurance Department of
Texas are present
The Fjthlnn Sisters
The following officers of .the Pyth-
ian Sisters are present:
Mrs. J. T. Gotten of Weatherford
MesdameB. II C. Shropshire of
Weatherford; Mrs. II. A. Everett of
Palestine; Mra. Balcolm of San An-
tonio; Mrs. Sterling Buster of Chil-
dress and Mrs Irene Still of Cuero
Past Grand Chiefs. Mrs. Buster and
Mrs. Still are Past Supreme Repre-
sentatives. The Grand Lodge officers who are
Mrs. C. N Humason of Lufklu Sit-
ting Grand Chief.
Mrs. K. W. Sneed of Wortham
Mrs. J. T. Wellmnn of Beaumont
Mrs. E. E. Mnloney of Commerce
Mrs .1 J AfnrnVinlr nf f!lnrnnllfvn.
Grnnd Mistress of Finance.
Mrs. B. B. Converse of San Anto-
nio P. mud Mistress of Records and
Mrs. R. H. Buck of Fort Worth
Mrs. W. H. Naylor of Cameron
From -all indications the attendance
The twenty-nlno musicians la the
Grace and at ten o clock led an inv
promptu parade of several hundred
dttogates and visitors through the
business section. The music is ex-
cellent. The Next Convention
The fight for the next convention
PEACES IN LOWER
j W 'S AKMISriL b JILL HAVE
'" fctrfcti ua iHI..U.
MR. THOMAS RETDItN HOME.
Supreme RepreseuUliTe Knights of Pj
thlas Will Ho Unable to Attend'
Grand Lodge Sessions.
t.Mlu ll.vatplBn HI...
SAN ANTONIO. April 24. Dr. T. J.
SOU1H BOUND KATY FLYER
- CRASHES INTO FREIGHT
TRAIN AT CONNELLY
ENGINEER ON FLYER KILLED
Fireman Is Missing and Helloed
Hoto Bco.ii Hurucd up In Fire
Box of Engine No Pas-
By Aspocinted Pres.
CLEBURNE April 24. The south
bound Katy flyer struck n frolghl train
at Conuelly switch between Alvarado
und Grandvlew last nfght partially
wreckinc the Dassenger train and
splintering a number of freight cais
Engineer Tom Williams of DenlBon
was killed and fireman Ed Plerson
also of DenlBon Texas Is alBO
believed to havo been pitched head-
long through the door of his flro box
into the engine furnace. Ho is miss-
ing and this theory is the only possi-
bio solution of tho mystery of his dis-
rttinn.irniice. It is believed that his
body wa3 literally burned up.
No Passengers Hurt.
No passengers were Injured. The
freight had taken a sidlug but was too
long for the switch some of the cars
remaining on tho main line.
Mistaken Signals . .
Engineer Williams was one of the
oldest men in tho Katy servlq and
had been running on tho flyer for sev-
eral years. Railroad men believe that
Williams mistook a signal to tho
freight train for the "high ball" sig-
naling him to como ahead.
HIGH OFFICIALS OF THE
K. OF P'S. IN ABILENE
Among them nrc Fred E. Wcaton S
K of R. & S. nnd A. J. Stol)brt
Major Gem Conmandlui: U.ll.KP.
Among the hlgh officers of the Sup-
reme Lodge of Knights of Pythias who
are In Abilene to attend the convention
of the Grand Lodge of Texas are Fred
E Wheaton Supreme Keeper of Re-
cords and Seal nnd Arthur J. Stoh-
bart Major General commanding the
Uniform Rank of the Klnghts'of Py-
thias. Mr. Wheaton is from Minnea-
polis and Mr. Stobbart from St. Paul.
Both gentlemen uro delighted at thf
reception which 1b being accorded the
visiting Knights and Lidles by the
people of Abilene.
FORT WORTH DELEGATION.
Headed by Judge 11 H. Ruck Well
Know Tarrant County Jur-
ist; 8 In the Part).
District Judge R. H. Buck one of
the best 'known' jurists In the state Is
at the head of the Fort Worth and Tar-
rant county delegation. Judge Buck is'
Grand Prelate and Mrs. Buck Is Grand
Protector of the Pythian Sisters. The
personal of the delegation Is as fol-
lows: C: J. Taylor Chairman of Com-
mittee on Grand and Subordinate
Lodges H. H. Ingrum representing
Queeh City No 1; J. M. Scott Red
Cross No 14; George B. Johnson Chair
man of Committee on Finance; Dr
John R. Frazier Marino Lodge No. 330;
Mrs". Frazler.from tho Pythian Temple
J. J. Parker Joseph Beyett Hundley
lodge and Mrs. William S. Slier Elean
MANEUVERS NEAR AUSTIN
Texas National Guard! Will Not Get
PWctlco With HcgHlrtr Army
By Associated Press:
AUSTIN April 24. Tho Texas Na-
tional Guard's annual maneuvers' will
bo held near Austin as Usual this sum
mer. Army officers do not think It
practical to attempt Jolnf practice
with thd f egular army.
Senate Adjourns Until Thursday.
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON April 24. Tho Sen-
ato has adjourned uutll Thursday
when It Is expected tho organization
of committees will be ready. The Can
adian reciprocity measure was refer-
red to the commltteo on finance with-
Button Workers Strike.
By Associated Press.
MU8CATINE; IOWA April 24. Mil-
(tnry rulo went Into effect Jiero today
to prejs.e.rve. order idurlng Ue buttbli
IF NECESSARY FlYE DAY ARMIS-
TICE WILL HE EXTENDED
SITUATION IS STILL ACUTE
One Peace Commissioner Suys Single
DjplomnUc Slip Mny-'Spoil All
Communication Orcr Dam-
aged Wircs Is Slow
By Associated Press.
EL PASO April 24. So far as can
bo learned here negotiations Vor
peace In Mexico uro progressing with-
out a hitch. A prominent member of
tho local revolutionary Junta said to
day .tha tit It is found thero will bo
need of more than live days for the
peace preliminaries the armistice will
bo oxtended beyond that limit.'
A member of tho peace commission
Bald today however that one diplom-
atic slip might spoil everything' ' al-
though ho believed no matter what
hitches occurred a "basis of peace
American Rebels lo Return.
Most Of the Americans who have
been fighting with the lnaurrectos nru
preparing to return to tho United
States. Many of the Mexicans among
tho lUBurgents will also leave Me-xl.
CO. B .1' t ' f i'ijwj&j
Emoy8 to bo Applutcd. "
Developments yesterday demonstia-
ted that with tho telegraph Hues disor
ganlzed as they are negotiations by
wire will bo slow and tedious. Both
sides wish to appoint envoys so It Is
UPREME LODGE I OF P.
SHOWS REMARKABLE GROWTH
Annual Report of Supreme lueptr of
Records nnd Seal Issued April
7; 15 Is Ycry Sutisfitctory. 4.
According to a report submitted to
tho Supremo Chancellor of the Order
of Knights of Pythias by tho Supreme.
Keeper of Records rhd Seal on April
15 1011 the net increase In member-
ship for tho last fiscal year was 4.4C9
as compared with 3.070 for the previ-
ous year. This report showB that total
membership on. December 31 1910 to
have been 711381. Tb0 Grand Domain
of Texas ranks seventh in number of
members having 26711 and fifth In
tho number of Lodges havjng 378.
This report shows tho total assets
(leportod) of tho. Order to reach the
tremendous sum of $17837931.61. And
tho report continues "It is not alone
inmere figures and statistics that the
work ana power of this Order iB to
bo measured. By far Its greater ach-
ievements Ho along tho line of its u&e-
furuess practicability and unques-
tioned influence of good upon society
and Its helpfulness In tho world's work
of moral and fraternal uplift.
Omar Jordan of Crawford McLen
nan county Is a delegate to tho K. of
P. meeting and while here -will be the
guest of his old Alabama friend W. C
stan Antonio lepers.
Dr M. M Carrlck Superintendent
of State LcprosenuRr Saja
One Will Bccoier.
By Associated Press.
SAN ANTONIO April 24. There are
eight lepers In this city according to
Dr. Manton M Carrlck superintended
of tho state loprosorlum who Is her.
to take up his duties. Dr. Carrlck Bnyfi
one local cbbo will recover.
Cdub Johnson to Take Stump
By Associated Press;
HOUSTON April 24. Chairman Ball
of the stalowldcrs" today received n
telegram from Cqno Johnsou saying
that ho will take the stump for prohi-
bition on May ICth.
Pacific Mull S'teafticr Sinks"
By Associated Pres.
TOKIO Japah April 24. Tho Pa-
cific mall -steamship Asia from Hong
Kong bound for San Francisco sank
off Finger Rock South China today.
Passengers and mall are reported to
have been saved.
Scranten Academy 9 Baird 9
Special to tho Reporter
SCHANTON April 24 After play-
tngnlnejtainlngs oDfast ball the Baird
team forleJted XU ganlee're fhlB-a'f-tornooh.
likely that the nrmistico will bo ex-
tended beyond tho five day limit.
Many of tho Mexican insurrcctoa
who UP to tho prcsont time had never
been out of their native mountains
gazo with awe upon tho tall buildings
In El Paso( plainly visible from their
camps in tho hllla surrounding Juarez.
Many of them havo expressed a de-
slro to come Into the United State?
and seek employment.
II ANKICK CASE ON TRIAL AGAIN
Famous Litigation Involving Largo
Amount of Land Bcjiig Heard
Before Special Court
By Associated Press
AUSTIN April 24. Before a spec-
lal court consisting of T. B Cochran
of Austin; Will G. Barber of San'
Marcos and Associato Justice Jen-!
m.. r .. n r iii a
I&1I1D Ul V WUII ML Vl'll 4&1JIUMID
the case of Hanrick versus Harirlck
from Falls county was submitted.
This litigation 'has been In the codrts
for thirty-three years. It went to
the Texas supremo court three tlmqs
nnd to Iho United States sunreme
court twice It Involves much vnlnprre & lo H "V"1 X
able Texas land
"TOO MUCH VACANT IAND"
Slogan of Contention nt Houston Ciiir.'ura"ay night In n so called dynamite
ed for Purpose of Increasing Im- i raid secured a writ of replevin this
migration to Texas morning to regain their property but
.tho constable failed to servo this writ
By AsAuolated Prsn " " when ho found that tho books wqro
HOUSTON April 24. "There Is too In the grand jury room for lnvostiRa-
much vavalit land. n Texau" Is the Hon? and that ho Would bp In contompt
slogan of representatives from more of court If ho served tho writ. r
uimi mty cuunues in icxas jn con-i
ventlon here today to plan for increas
nun uay 10 pinn tor increas-
immigration to Tcxa8 of far-
' I . i.
. . . .
Frcnch IntcrTcnUon In Morrocco
By ABBOciated Press;
atio t- .. . m.
PARIS. France April 24Thq
.ui.uiuiwUuiWi .3 prunanng to in-
tervene in Morrocco.
DtlA flvlnfV dftll.llpAll 1.nM In11 ri '
the relief of FeZ and about 10000 re -
lnfornemmits .r ifli.. ni . nnn
Inforcements are being sent to Casa
Waco Likely to Get Conference
By Associated Pres.
AT1RTIN. Anrll QA Cn.ln Cs..nln
tondent of Education Brallev. rntnrn-
ed this mnmliiP from th nf0n
for education in the South at Jack- bC0TI lrcntod by J J McNamara 25
sonvlllo and said that Waco will i50"11?8 of tdnamKo and 2 quarts of nl-
likely get the next annual meeting. ;tro'Glycerine. lC t
- . t I Investlgatloas Coatiancd.
' - I Detective William BuniB Is nt Toledo
LITTLE PROSPECTS FOR CONS1D
ERATION OF CANADIAN HE.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON Aprfl 24
ie is mm unorBunizeu ns 10 commit-
tees and thero Is no prospect of the
uuung up oi mo reciprocity oiu to
uuy lie nouso is consiaoring emor-'
fTLS"8 'Si "l8. SL:
for a week's debate.
..... IU..U ui wv .'"'uicio iu uiob
N Sriko Tkreatencd oh II. & T. C.
By Associated Press.
HOUSTON April 21. Vice Presl-
dent Fay of tho Harrlman lines re-
fused tho. doraanda of tho Houston &
Texas Central operators for wngo In-
wubcb running- irom ien ia twenty
per cent today. Tho men will meet
tonight to consider tho question fur-
tber. Employes on other branches are
wuiiiuuiE rvuuus wuu a j;oou ua qt
Americans 18 Sifexicass 1
Special to tho Reporter.
PUTNAM April 23. A
Amoricans defeated -Mexicans
the W. J. HarrM construction
here this afternoon to a -score of 16
San Aateale Klvcr ea Rampage
By Associated Press.
GOLIAD April 24-The San ato-
nlo river has risen 12 feetv and' is still
rising! 'with profepocta for au - ovV -
OFFICERS ARE VIGILANT
FINDING HIDDEN EXPLOSIVES Uf
DEFENSE HMD FOR INUMNA
Western Federation of Misers t WW
Assess 250000 Members.
By Associated Presc
INDIANAPOLIS 1ND. April 24. In-
vostigatlohB declared to bo directed to
ward exposing persons and methods
7 ."." 7.." " T1.I
explosions and great property lossca
in various parts of tho country in the
7. .T" nY VF
l"d at T Rfin Oh o.followlng a
fBrlw ' """J" sturdy i conncc-
ii with tho Ixs Angolcs TImc8 ox
lllQsIon caso- 8 rumpwa that mor9
tiicil 4 lt'fk linnM- 4lnA nnnttvt Jt iiaiI lnrk
Writ of Replevin Secured.
CJounscl for tho lutorhatlonul sso-
oiatlon of Brldgo and Structuru' Iron
Workers whose bookg wero seized Sat '
Offlcen Find Enlffl9lii. 1
j Next tJl0 dopot n
cd nt "wrecking
loxploslvcB to bo
1 exi xuo uopot at wnicn it jb jcharg-
crows" stored thollr
used from tlmo to-
ltlme have so far been found as fol-
iihn . . ... ' ' ' i
In tno BUed nt thcrear of the noma
of Jamca McManBal falhor or0rtIe
McMnrilinil. 40ft nnnnrt. nf dVn..if.
( .. ... ... u..uu..v.
This discovery was made Sunday
S . '' "! . . ' 4 "
In a Btoro compartment in the base
night .-.. - !.
ment Of tho buildlne. TtuillnnnnnlU
Where th0 International Association
of Brldgo and Structural Iron Work-
ers has headquarters 100 pounds of
In a 8hed at tho homo ol D- J0".
near Indianapolis alleged to have
today continuing investigations into
discoveries of dynamite dt WfHii 6hk.
He chnrgea that young McMuulgal Used
.some of It In dynamite outrages
I against tho National Erectors Aseo-
) elation. Burns indicated that thcA
might be sensntlonal dovolopments la
j rolodo with numerous arrests.
Fund to DcfcBd McNaaara.
By Associated Press. .nf
DENVER COLO. April 24.- The
Western Federation of Miners Ib ready
to levy an assessment of five dollars
on each of Its two hundred and fifty
i thousand members for a defense fund
ror J. J. McNnmara tho structural
Iron workers offlclnl now en route to
Los Angeles under arrest on a war-
- rant charging him with onmnliMtv i
tho Lo8 Angeles Times explosion case.
- y AFTEKN00N
i .-.... . . .!'""
ITAtlilAil rm L VI. ir.
KbI(?Ws and Ladks.
An automobile ride and a fake fire
alarm constituted tho afternoon eatsr-
talnment for tho vlsitlne pvhi
Knights and slstors. At two forty re
an alarm was turned in from h vu
Follows hall on South Second street
and thoso pf tho vlsltorg who were
not fortunate In securing scats la the
first rolav of automnhii. m. t ..
to cross tho track and witness tk
Mtlono fire department In action. At-
irnr nnnlrlnniia an...!. ..- ... .
. Rvatvu wto iiicwvu iMe
to locato the Maze so returned to the
"Pretty dangerous business" MM
Fire Chief Clinton "turnlnr lu .
alarm when tho streets are so crowd
ha k. t .
Ahalf past two o'clock thirty auto-
mobiles each carrying from four te
8x passengers left the hetel Grace
for -4 ride through the cHy d wr
rounding country At that. BAmwrf
than a tMIrd.of th -visiters tOHad apt.
H'.H was decided tq make twa t(la s
third If uecessary.
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