The Daily Bulletin (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 148, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 7, 1915 Page: 1 of 4
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BASEBALL TOMORROW Daniel Baker vs. The Moose D. B. C. Park 4:15 Adm.25c
BROWNWOOD TEXAS. WEDNESDAY APRIL 7 1915.
CHEAT VOLUME OF ROUTINE BUS-
INESS. IS TRANSACTED WITH-
TROLLEY COMPANIES FEAR "JITNEY" BUS
ENDING THE YEAR'S WORK
GERMANS ABANDON VILLAGE A F-
TEH FRENCH BOMBARD IT
WITH HEAVY IGUNS. : '
Auditinir Committee Appointed
Cheek Accounts of all Elec-
The. City Council met in an im-
portant and busy session last night
Slayor Looney presiding -with a tuil
board of aldermen present. Much Qf
the business transacted was of a
routine nature owing to the fact that
the meeting was the first during the
present month. Of particular inter-'
est. however was the action taken on
the proposed amendment to the fran
chise of the West Texas Telephone.
GERMAN GAINS IN LARGE AREA
FurM hit on Eastern 'Brittlefroiri j.
AIo Claimed to Be in Favor
of the. Gentians.
- J -
BERLIN ApriL 7. The .village f
Drei Clrachten near tije-: Yso'r canal
which the Gennatis oCjciipied. on Mon-
day was abandoned last' night after
the enemy- bom'bardeil it with his
heaviest artillery say?! Die official
statement today '.
French attacks' were Repulsed in the
Argonne Le Pretre Flirey -and 'ar-
dun regions with heavy 'French loss-
es and at Apreniflnt. In the Combres
company the second proposed hills the German fire destroyed t'o
amendment presented. "This ordinance' French batailions. ". Atj Ailiy a.Ger-
wa"s placed upon its- first I man counter attack drove the French
reading at the last meetins of the ck to their former -portions:
Despite the 'heavy snpw. storm the
fighting continues at Hartmann Well-
council and referred to the ordin-
ance committee. When presented last
night a communication from Judefe s wkoirf. During an adduce on Rus-
Tnim w f.rn-5n c'rod ! -iini Uian territory houtheastiof Memel the
.hie waII i-nnu-n i-nriQt nhnncH thk': German cavalry anniMtlated
itassage of the amendment. The .or
dinance committee reported . unfa vor-j
ab'r on the amendment and the coim-I
cil concurred in- the report It is
sian battalion and rephlsed anther
which was coming to (he rescue.
The German submarine C-23 has.!
not returned from. her. last cruise and
must therefore be .reghiwed as. lost
113 w -up to" the telephone company w T
r .. . . - i The Kreuz Zeitsng the kmly Berlin j
to submit a -third proposed amend- - ' .
... . . ..'newspaper to commenCpn the Amen-
ment if in reality such an amendment . L u - 1
- . .11 j . ean. note v ureal wuu in regitruuig
is desired after the triols.and tribute- . m . . . ; .7 .
... . . . . - f the fattinc: of commerce with Ger-
rtous already experience!. - . lU. i. ot
-r ' ' many says that the United States
Department Work: - j-surrendered tha principle that the
The street committee presented an biocl;ade must be. effective.
estimate of the cost-of paving . Easte - : j
ITALY 1Y BE ABNEY ELECTED
OF ALLIES! MAYOR OF CIIY
AGREEMENT now fending is
SIGNED ITALY WILL SOON r
ENTER THE WAR.
SERBIA WANTS OUTLET TO SEA
NEW A EDERMEN WILL BE H. C.
MeGOWN IL H. GRESILAM R.
ALMOST FULL VOTE WAS CAST
Photo by American Press Association
The "Jitney" or Ave. cent cab is gaining In popularity especially In the
middle west. "Anywhere for a nickel" is the slogan. A national convention
of "jitney" men will be held In Kansas City. Mo.. May 4. 5 and 6. The pic-
ture shows a type of "Jitney" in New York which baa women conductors.
DALLAS GITS WIN
NO SERIOUS ATTACK
French Official War Iteuew
to Weaknesses Deielopini
.MAJORITY OF CHICAGO REPUB-
LICAN' CANDIDATE LS ABOUT .
130000 .VOTES. ..
ON THE DARDANELLES
TURKS REPORT THAT THEIR Alt-
Mi IN THE' CAUCASUS HAS
CONSTANTINOPLE .April' 7 No
serious attack was made on the Dar-
danelles forts. . yesterday. Monday
two - allied.; cruisers unsuccessfully
bombarded the batteries at the en-.
Depot street the report being . read
and filed. The cily secretary was in
structed to notify property owners oh
bts street that on May 4th they will
be given an opportunity to show rea-
b.-'ii whj the paving work should not j by the Belgians The French claim
Belgian)? in Action. -Paris
.April T.-rAn bfiicial state--inont
says that tjhte -German; detach
ment with three nrachitib guns- which
crossed the Yser canal. was dislodged
bo done and the cost of same assess-
vi against the property. ' '
The street committee was instruct-
to era. lm- a superintendent t com-'
t i" ;aing. work'on East Depot
The a;er committee reported that
t aad i urchased a thousand feet of
ae" fire hos? and the action was
Mayor Looney reported that he had
mplovd Yalter -G. Kirnpatrick as
t onsultlng engineer in the construc-
k ion of. the new crematory and septic
tank. The Mayor's action was ratU
fied. '. '
Superintendent Brashear of - th3:
t water department was authorized to
lay 600 feet of 2-incii water main on
Water Superintendent Breshear r-
ported-that repairs will soon be need-
ed on -the Round Mountain reservoir"
and he and the water committee were
instructed to see that proper repairs
are made when needed.
Mayor Looney annonuced the ap-
pointment ofMessrs. W. H. Ether-
idge J. M. Perry and Tom Leach as
an auditing committee to make a
thorough audit of- the books of all
elective officers prior to the end of
"their term which will be on April
20th. The finance committe of the
council will audit the books and ac-
counts of the appointive officers.
An ordinance prohibiting spitting
on sidewalks and regulating methods
of sweeping the sidewalks in the bus-
laess section was placed on its first
reading and referred to the ordin
The two" ordinances previously sub-
mitted .which will- make it possible
to issue the sewer and school bonds
recently authorized In the special
election were placed on second and
third readings and finally passed.
The election returns were canvass-
ed and election expenses ordered
paid. Accounts and cash Items were
allowed before adjournment.
:ains near Etain and Barges.
WINTER WHEAT CROP IS
619000000 BUSHELS '
SAYS FEDERAL REPORT
' On the Caucasian front the Rus
sians auacKen tne -1 urKisn advance
There was much 'interest localiy in
elections in. other cities yesterday. especially-
in Chicago and Dailas:-there
was a- republican .InndsHda". in Chi-
cago William Hale. Thompson being
elected mayor . by . plurality feut
13000 and in 'Dallas the '"; .Citizens
.Association ; was . -victorious" ever"; the
tS ' T" 4- j r :!
reupies luqepeuueJH rarov . . ffljnrd.s Vehr lShkcn..nDiir the frontlAr.
At Corpus Christ! -jftyor Roy 111-j but were repulsed and driven -across
ler was reeleGted over strong. oppo-'j the border 'After eighteen hours of
sfUon-feccWnr - mEaJoffty 'for iim-hanl "fighting the Turks; occupied two
seK and his tfekci of botjt . 425. sIan vmages south of Tnssakert.
there has toe a dftspemte flght in i sA inl"off nt from
. ... . i ' r Vienna says that with fine weather
the Corpus Christ! campaign. . . . .
t - - t rK e v .t - returning violent fighting is in-
Women voted for the first time m i ' .
; i ou icneasing In the Carpathians especlal-
a mayoralty election in Chicago andt
-.L".. ..ii.. .f...i;tb- from both sides :of . the Ondawa
PARIS April 7. A Rome ' press
dispatch says that Italy and Serbia
are about to conclude an agreement
which if signed would make Immin
ent Italy's entrance into the war with
the allies. This agreement Is' said to
provide that Italy will not op'pose
Serbian occupation of an outlet to
the Adriatic sea provided that Ser-
bia did not fortify this territory:
A Sofia dispatch says that two Rus-
sian delegates arrived there todav
to conclude arrangements with : Bul-
garian railroads for" the establishment
of direct communication between' Rus-
sia and Saloniki.
French War Review.
London April 7. The eighth! in-
stallment of the French review of the
war declares that the Germans are
already feeling the lack . of exper-
ienced officers and that they ; are
beginning to be forced to use ah old
innke of guns-ami ammunition soi has-
tily made that the projectiles have a
niiich lower percentage of explosions
than during 'the earh stages of the
The review also refers to the moral
trance to the straits and a cruiser.
and . a torpedo boat' were struck by I wastage .of the German army spying
that German .prisoners are no longer
confident of ultimate victory.
WASHINGTON ..Apr'ii;7f The De-
partment of Agriculture announces
that the prospects for a; crop of 610-'
1)00000 bushels of winter wheat are
now. excellent. The condition. of .win-
between' the democrats -and republi-'
cans. About eig'hty:five .per cent 'of
the three quarters Qt a million . vott
ers registered were cast. " According
to election officials this would set a
record. Some "wards hitherto consid-
ered strongly democratic woror carried
by the republican candidate. '
alley to a point near U-zsok Pass.
There has been no decision -in the
fighting there. - says this statement.
Tije .complete returns last night
w QUA RAN'TIN
AUSTIN'. April 7. Gov
guson today approved the modifica-
tion of the quarantine 'regulation to
Governor ber- t
HOWARD PAYNE PLAYS
TEXAS A HARD GAME
. Tho-Howard Payne baseball team
lost a. hard game: to Texas University
at" Austin yesterday by a score- of 2
and 0.' The batteries are not given
in the brief report received by . the
Bulletin but it is supposed that Wood-
en pitched for the Howard Pftyne
tetlm since Texas 'jecbred but two
iits during the game. Howard pay-
io mas errors aim scorai tour
its and should have been able to
Texas- with suh. a
The local Baptists are p!mg St.
anis college at. Austin this after
' allow horses mules hogs and hay' to be
. chrnnrl I'm nli'olinn tn rinllfic nf thn-'
ter wheat on April 1st was S3.S per j Citizensv Association ticket - headed 5hiPI)cd from Oklahoma into Texas'
cent of normal or' more than one per
cent ahead of the ten year average
.condition on the same date.
London April 7. "Your press cen-
sorship is responsible' for most of
this trouble you are having -with the
labor men." declared J. H. Thomas
mpmber of Parliament and head or.
the National Union of Rallwaymen
to the government representatives
fathered to discuss the labor situa-
tion in London. Explaining bis point
of view later to a mass meeting of
union raiiwaymen-he aaid.
"The rigid press censorship you
see nas oeen responsiuie iur iuc
workers not understanding exactly
what is taking place at the front. We
heard of a trench being retaken but
we have never heard of Us being lost
1 am perfectly certain that while it
is necessary that nothing should get
out that would be of value to the
enemy. It would be much better to
treat the British people as men and
not as children and thereby bring
home to the workers direct their in-
dividual and moral responsibility."
by Henry D. Lindslei'. a real estate
dealer for mayor.. . He was opposed 1.
by James J. Collins a lawyer on the
People's Independent' Party ticket.
Both organizations are local Demo-
The vote was 7832 for Lindsley
and 4601 for Collins.
i under certain sanitary regulations.
Budapest April 7. The food ques
tion has at last been to some extent
solved in this city. The authorities
have a considerable supply of flour
and grain on hand and some official
statements aver that the stock will
last until the next harvest although
FRY TRIAL BEGUN
IN WICHITA COURT;
NO JURY SELECTED
INTERESTING CASE IS BEGUN"
NEW SEVENTY-EIGHTH DIS-
It Is' not generally believed. The dis
tribution of flour is going on under
rather" rigid restrictions.
The grain was obtained just in
time to avoid serious trouble with
the populace which had become very
ugly over the prospects of famine.
Great preparations are being made
for making the next harvest as am-
ple as possible. All agricultural lab
orers now. with the army are to have
fourteen days leave for the spring
planting and are required to spend
this time "In the same locality where
they worked last- year. The govern
PRIZE; FIGHT PICTURES
CAN" NOT ENTER U. S.
WASHINGTON . April 7. Federal
authorities today stated that it i will
be against the law to import the Wil-lard-Johnson
prize fight moving pic-
tures into the United States- .
EITEL IS PREPARING
TO ATTEMPT TO LEAVE
THE AMERICAN PORT
BROWSW'QOD HOGS AGAN' I
TAXE TOP XARKET PRICE
The shipment of Brown county hogs
going to Fort Worth Monday night
eflld. on the market there yesterday
for $6.67 per hundred weight which
" was the top price for Tex3 hogs.
One shipment of Oklahoma ho$s
brought a slightly better price. There
NEWPORT NEWS April 7. The
cruiser Eltel was still here at 3
o'clock this afternoon but at that
hour she hoisted signal flags blew
her whistle and smoke poured from
The United States refused to allow
amy British ship" to leave the port
and would sot explain the action or
vflfA nil Jin its in MDiuJiy a BUivwcui i
Which was the second for this season w whea such ships would be allow
toy the Co-ojterative ShipfU Club. Jed to depart.
mpnt has also announced that erouns
WICHITA FALLS; Tex. April 7. of aoldlera from the reserves twenty
I men In each group may be "rented"
t for agricultural- work on application
from approved landowners.
Probably no attempt will be made
to employ prisoners of war for this
work in Hungary as the camps
where 'the prisoners are Interned are
hotbeds of contagious diseases and
the prisoners would spread them all
over the. country.
Trials of Former Representative E
W. Fry Pete Fry H. M. Todd and
John Lischke. indicted in' connection
with the killing of Deputy Sheriff
Tom Cberryholme at Graham Feb. '
24. were begun .in the new Seventy-'
eighth district here today. -. No .jury
had been selected up to noon.
Cherryholmes was one of the men
who lost his life in a battle In the
shadow of the Graham courthouse.
The other victim was Pat Carlton al-'
Ieged to have been one of four men
who opened 'fire on two deputies
guarding records in the court house
said to bear on charges of forgery
which had been filed against Itcwe-
sentativo Fry. Thee charges were
in connection with endorsements on
county warrants. It was not cnarg-ed-
Representative Fry participated in
the shooting but he was arrested and
Indicted with his brother Todd and
Lischke who are alleged to be mem-
bers of the attacking party.
CHILDREN GIVE MUSICAL
PROGRAM FOR RELIEF
. MONEY FOR WAR SUFFERERS.
Berlin April 7. Berlin school
children are doing their part toward
raising war relief funds. Each Sun-
day about 2000 pupils from the pub-
lic schools gather at a local theatre
and present a musical program that
includes a series ot quartet songs
and chorus numbers. The financial
returns from the concerts are consid-
erable. . .
AD CLUB MEETING
FORT WORTH MEN" WILL BE HERE
AND ADDRESS THE MEETING
OF BUSINESS MEN".
Great interest is manifested in the
meeting to be held tomorrow (Thurs
day) night at the Chamber of Com
merce rooms for the purpose of or
ganizing an Ad Club in Brownwood
H. T. Bostick president of the Fort
Worth Ad Club and .Elmer Mitchell.
one of the leading members of that
organization will be here and will ex
plain the purposes and methods of
Ad Club work.
ine unamuer or commerce is es
pecially anxious that each business
house in Brownwood be represented
at this meeting by one or more men.
preferably those in charge of adver
tising work. Some things ot interest
to every individual business .man will
be undertaken and a whole-hearted
support will mean greater benefits to
all. . The Chamber of Commerce Is
taking the lead in the organization
of the Ad Club because it believes
the organization will be a valuable
adjunct to the Chamber of Commerce
work and will tend to centralize the
publicity work of the. club.
The meeting will begin promptly
at 8 o'clock tomerrow night and will
contlaue for about an hour go that
every man will e able to spare the
time required' for the nteetiag. '
Great Interest" -Manifested in RuUe
tiu Board Showlmr Returns '
The City Election yesterday pro-
duced jsome large-sized surprises the
hopes and ambitions of many candi-
dates going down beneathi an aval-
anche of votes. . Almost the entire
voting: strength of -the city was rep-
resented in the returns of i the elec-
tion which are given in full below
as canvassed by the city council last
There were many interesting races
in yesterday's election with) probably
the greataest -interest centering In
the mdyor's race which was won bj
F. S. Abney by .a decisive majority.
John Champion candidate for re
election for city marshal got a ma
jority over his several opponents. The
tax assessor's race was won by Ar-
thar Cross and the new office of city
secretary went to W.- a. Storey.
For aldermen H. C. McCown was-
elected; from ward l; H. H.fGresham
from ward 2; R. D. McClelland from
ward 2j; and P. L. Howiettl was re-
elected! from the .fourth warjd. R. R
Le w&3 re-elected city attorney and
Ed Brewer city recorder 'without op-
Doslticn. - -Will Talbot will be the new
city treasurer and J. E. Eubank tha
new engineer each belngj elected
rue bfficia vote as canvhssed by
the coi ncil. is given below;
The! Official Vote.
tor Maiyop: l 2 .3!
a A. NuckOls
Abney . .143 164.fW12S 60(
. 7 43
Waiter. ..13-4 10S
For. Alderman -Ward
ti.arry broad .-.114 56 4
H. . C. McGown' ..136 176 156
W.-J. Lee . . 35 24 ' 2s
tor Alderman Ward 2
El Barley . 31 si
J. E Allbright . 72 49
J. W. Norfis .... 16 13 7
H. 'H. (frrpsham ; . S7 119 122'
For AWerman. Ward 3: ' j
A ViifL-sIo r.i i
R. D. McClelland 158 isi ifi2 i?n w't
Fo.r Alderman Ward 4: j
Walter Scott . ..128 120 .97 .87.432"
P. L. Howlett . .'.13S 14Q 132 104 5U
For City Marshal:
Eastman Kitchen- S
178 157 126 103 564
Hard Daniel .
A. C. Frontroy
Jerry Miller .
. For City Secretary
W. A. Storey 82
Everett Skinner . 42
W. H. Etheridge . 42
Jewell- A. Johnson 81
J. R. Churchill .. 35
. For Tax Assessor and Collector;
Arthur Cross . .167 134 111. 77 489
Chas. Hardy . .. 33 25 31 48 127
Luther Ragan . . 82 109 88 70 349
For City Attorney: -
R- E. Lee 284 164 223 193 964
For City Treasurer:
Will Talbot: . .285 262 226! 194 967
For City Engineer:
J. E. Eubank . .285 262 227 194 96G
For City Recorder:
Ed H Brewer ...285 264 228.194 970
Total vote cast .291 268 231 196 986
MURDER TRIAL BEGINS
IN DENTON COURT WITH
SPECIAL VENIRE OF 60
DENTON Tex. April 7.-A special
venire of sixty was summoned here
for today from which a jury la to Be
selected to try Houston Heatfrick 24r
under indictment for the killing of
Bill Bain. July 4 1914. Bain was
killed? la his home near Aubrey. J
R Htadrlek father Of Houste Head-
rick iadkted fs the sang utotm.
was convicted aad aemtetced td tirfe
years last August.
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