The Daily Bulletin (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, October 27, 1916 Page: 1 of 6
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BROWNWOOD TEXAS FRIDAY OCTOBER 27 1916
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X J. JLJLLs
HARRJSONADMITS ROUMANIANS fN
TO GUT RAILWAY
LINES TO SOUTH
Bandit Leader Would Iso-
late Chihuahua from Re-
inforcements Coming Up
from the South.
Sax axtoxio Oct 27. fwb-
cisce Tilla it is reported has
plxancd a movement os Saata Ro-
stila to cut the railroad between
Chlhaahaa CKy ami Saltillo and
prereat reinforcements comiRg to
the Carraaza garrison at Chihua
haa City from the south.
This information was contained
in a report today to army head-
quarters here from General J. J.
Pershing in command of the
American expeditioatary forces
BROWNWOOD IS STILL
QUOTING SPOTS 18G
XEW YORK AXD XEW ORLEANS'
MARKETS FLUCTUATE HUT LO- '
UAL SPOTS UNCHANGED.
New Orleans options dropped eight
points today under the close of yes-
terday while December and January
options on the New York" exchange
scampered up six and three points
respectively the other two options
falling one point each.
December cotton in New York at
the close this afternoon was quoted
at 19.03-05. yesterday's close toeing
1S.97-S9. . The January option on the
same board was quoted at ia.Uo-v?
when the gong rang while yesterday
the close was 19.00-03. ?
In New Orleans every option took
a sharp decline after rallying early '
in the day and soaring about fifteen !
points. Before noon however the
! n o :ht
points was registered. .
Brownwood spots despite the de-
cline of New Orleans options and two
x-... -i- 1. mini -is
cents. Dallas advanced fiVe points
quoting the same price being offered
in Brownwood. Houston dropped to
18.30 from IS 90. but Galveston con- ?uevcr. a iwa oujur uuiue a tuu-
s a icta vow nrioanci tract with a Dallas concern which
timirvj tn i.fiv 1S.70. New Orleans J
"Wots went up -twelve points and New
iri. t; fii-HrnT is?? nnii i q
One of the most sensational quota
tions on the Brownwood board today Sinners-and other buyers. The rea-
was in the wheat market 'December m for placing such restrictions on
xchnt mivnnrPri six and three-eichts Uhe market were not made known
cents. May went up four and three-
eights and July aeroplaned three
cents. Oats also enjoyed a rise.
Very little Brownwood cotton is be-
ing sold now despite the unsettled
market. Farmers continue to hold
out for 20 cents in the face of sharp
Principal Denies He
Wrote Former Teacher
CHICAGO Oct 27. John Heil for-
mer principal of the Morgan Park
High School whose resignation was
obtained by President Ioeb of the
.Chicago board of education following
charges that he had written defama-
tory letters to and concerning Mrs..
Marie Moore a former teachers re-
turned to Chicago early today.
He immediately issued a statement
in which he made a general denial of
the charge. Hall resigned in Presi-
dent Loeb's office last Saturday night
after a stormy meeting. His Tcsigna-(
tion was formally accepted by
board of education.
BUCKET FALLS BACK
TV IVKLLs HITS FARMER
ABILENE Tex Oct 27. ' L. ' J.'uow stands at ?U0 on 'the local mar-
Groves Ovale farmer' was. seriously ) ket. Last year the goobers were mar-
injured while cleaning out a well. keted at .about -(W cents and the year
He was in the well and had Juat) before the price was slightly lower
loaded a bucket with mud. As the The peanuts have not begun coming
bucket was being drawn out the ball; into the markets as yet but with n
broke and the heavy weight fell on. a short time the rop will to
... .1 t.4 'move nnd it is e.Vnected that a large
Grove's hip dislocating it and shat
tering his ankle. His injuries were
severe but not dangerous.
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Reports in New York State
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Afire and is
NEW YORK Oct. 27. (Bulle-
tia.) Reports carrent In shipping
-cLrcIeg--ire aro that the French
liner Chicago Tilth three hun-:
ared passengers on board is
afire at sea and is making for
Negro is Hanged -
in Jail at Waco
"WACO Oct 27. John Williams a
negro was handed . in jail here this
morning following his conviction for
the murder of Allison Crlner another
' negro here last July.
UP ANOTHER ITCH
NOW STEADY AT $55
Wheat and Oats Markets
Wheat bv Christmas is
' I J '
Lx)ntiaentiy; r reaictea.
Cottonseed p:?ices this morning took
.another upward jump and stopped at'
IQe j 55 mark f The nrice dnrinu the
ten da j bQQn $5;with re
i . -
sections as to purchase. The n-v
price is quoted on the open marke-
without restriction as to amount of
the .purchases! dr from whom bought
e tendency Is said to be upward to.dlts in -Mexico have arranged a spec
"higher leyels. -
hc cottonseed price in Brownwood
Coring the-great part of the seasdn
has been vacillating around $15 per
ton. This price was about the same
jas that prevailing .in all the towns
'of this Section. Some ten days ago
'enabled him tp pay $52 per ton but
restricted such purchases to seed
bought direct from the producers and
did not include seed held by the
but it was supposed that a cottonseed
war between rival concerns was re
sponsible for :the condition.
The new price of $55 per ton
quoted today is made without re-
striction. Farmers ginners and oth-
ers may receive the new high price
and the quantity of seed to be bought
is not limited.- The market may de-
cline soon or it may advance still
higher according to local dealers.
The G'ralH Market
The grain market which was weaklWas $13000 cash
during the past two days has raineu
and today was strong arid -active: The
prices of wheat has beeir $l.Sfr in
Brownwood for the past few days.
and stands at that figure today. OaLs
have advanced; slightly; the price for
feed oats now being 51 cents and for
seed oats bulk 53 cents. A few: days
ago the price jwas steady at 17 and
4S cents; t . .
J. A. Atistiii leading grain dealer
here predicts jtbat wheat will go to
$2 per bushel"; fiy Christmas. This
prediction is .'based upon the fact that
the world's wjieat crop this year is
approximately ;a hillion bushels ".short
of normal and that the demand is
1 greater than evor before.
.Peanuts (oIng Strontr.
The price of peanuts has beep 'ad-
vancing steadily -for some time and
jlltlJlWLV Will. IIM OUII1 III UiuniU'WU
There are several mills In this sec
tion and dealers will ship in carload
" It is expected that" dealers will
make especial arrangements next
year to. handle the peanut crop of
the county and will be ' prepared to
offer better prices than have . pre
local- market -in: past
OR ATTACK PLANNED
Charges Secretary Baker
With 1 rymg to
Secretary Baker Says Plans
of Bandits Are for Pur-
pose of Discrediting Mex-
t : di:
ican i uncy.
NEW YORK Octi 27. William
R. Wilcox chairman of the Re-
publican National Committee is-
saed a statement today In which
he said that the statement Issued
by Secretary Baker last night re-
garding the reported .Mexican at-
tack wis an "attempt to make po-
litical capital out of what -he ap-
pears to have regarded as an Im-
pending disaster oh the Mexican
Won't Disclose Sonrce.
Washington "Oct 27. Officials of
the War and State Departments to-
day Tefused to disclose the source
1 or the specific nature of the infor-
: matlon on. which Secretary Baker last
night issued a statement charging
that a bandit attack on the Ameri-
can troops In Mexico or ' on Ameri-
can border towns had been planned as
a measure to discredit the admlnls-
t rati oji's Mexican policy.
The officials stated today that the
channel of their information is- so
1 V Ai . .. a . I ' til 1 . I
out wnich. might injure us usefulness.
Secretary Baker said the
made public last night had no domes-1
tic political significance.
jje Secretary's Stntcnieni.
Secretary Baker's "statement issued
last night was as follows:
'The war department has received
definite information confirmed from
other sources that enemies of tho ad-
ministration's policy -towards Mexico.
in connection with Villa or other ban-
tacular attack to be made either upon
some part of the American forces or
upon some American- community on
the border between now and the date
of the election lor the purpose or
Austin Buys Property of
Brownwood Mill & Elevator
A deal which was practically closed
KRveral months aeo. but which was!
held up. for finaf settlement until the
return of one of the interested par-
ties to Brownwood was announced
this morning. The deal involved the
transfer of the property of the
' Brownwood Mill & Elevator Company
1 to J. A. Austin of the Austin MH1 &
Grain Company. The consideration
Tho irnwm..ooii Mill
Company's plant has not been in ope-
ration since January 1910. when -the
plain was clos&d down after success-
ful operation through several sea-
sons. The company was composed of
Brooke Smith Mrs. John fi. Lee. Sam
J. Chandler and J. It. Churchill all
of this city. The plant consisted of a
ion rnilr .nillinjr nnifit. with an 1
elevator capacity o.r :J0t)00 bushels of '
whp.n mid 20.000 bushels of oats. 1
While in operation the mill produced
"White Light" flour which was dis-
tributed through wholesalers and re-
tailers throughout this section of the
state. ' Since the deal Involving the
transfer of the property was tenta-
tively' closed some time ago Mr. Aus-
tin has' been using the elevator for
THE SUNDAY BULLETIN
Every Issue of the Daily Bulletin contains live news news of -today
not tho chroniclings of a dull and dead yesterday. But the Stmr'
day Bulletin will contain in addition to the news or the days.. several
Interesting features which will - be worth while.
Owing to the Increasing cost of print paper the Daily Bulletin
can give away no complimentary-copies and must publish no larger
paper than Is actually necessary to accommodate the requirements of
tho news arid the .advertisers. On fills account those desiring extra
copies of Sunday's Bullotln and advertisers wanting space In the edi-
tion should make Tipir wants known at this office before G p. "m. Sat-
Today's News Today - ; .-.
Hi N S
I turn in c iho twin nf spntimnnt neainst
the policy which the administration
has adopted for the protection of the
border. - .
"It is significant in this connection
that both the state and war depart-
ments were advised that the bandit
forces operating at the present time In
Mexico are being paid in silver coin.
"Full particulars have been trans-
mitted to General Fnuston and Gen-
eral Pershing. All American forces
are therefore forewarned and In
readiness for such an attack."
No additional information could be
obtained from Mr. Baker who" be-
fore the statement was made public
left to deliver a speech.
From 'other sources It was learned
j that information concerning a plot
I had been received through agents
of the department of justice state
department representatives on . the
border and also through some other
channel which has ' not been dis-
closed. It is understood that no mil-
itary reports from the border have
mentioned the subject. The state-
ment bears out this indicating that
Generals Pershing and Funston re-
ceived their first warning through
advices sent last night by the war
It Is stated on- reliable authority
also that none of the evidence at
hand involves Americans and that
Mexican interests in the United States
are believed to be directly responsi-
ble for the conspiracy with bandits'
across the border.
The department of justice is pT.esa-
ing its investigation. As yet It is
stated there is not sufficient evi-
dence available against any Individ
ual to warrant his arrest and prose-
Irntinn Attnmiw Goneral Oroeorv
. . . ... c. nfnrri1fltiM nc
. . . . vnm
and inconclusive character
finii.rttftn nff.rtais irmi -
Baker's- warning it was admitted that
tho information received does not'.to bow himself out of the office
give any clear indication of either
the time or place of the proposed
attack. Mr. Baker it was suggested
probably acted on . the. theory-that
publication of the fact that the Ametv
lean military commanders hadr beon
warned might servie' . to present .It
a $13000 Deal j
the storage of wheat there being
about 27000 bushels of this grain in t
.the elevator nowk
Will Dismantle Plant.
Mr. Austin stated this morning that
it is his intention to dismantle the
milling plant and sell the machinery
and other roller mill equipment-Tne
entire building now occupied by this
machinery will be converted into a J
warehouse and elevator .for the stor-
aye of. all kinds of grain. A large
portion of the building will be de-
voted to the storage of peanuts next
While the -Bnm-nwood Mill & Ele-
vator Company mill enjoyed a splen-
did business while in operation here
it is thought 'that there has never
beon a real demand for two mills
here. The Austin Mill & levator
Company has a capacity of three
times the normal wheat production
of this county and each season is
compelled to ship in mO.st" of the
grain used. With two mill In opera-
tion still more grain would neces-
sarily be shipped into the county.
The property acquired by Mr. Aus-.
tin Una n Inn its iilo the Sniita Fe tracks
j just west-of (lie passenger station.
G. O. P. Candidate for At-
torney General of Texas
Allows Friend to Pilfer
Judge G. X. Harrison of thus city
upon -whose sturdy shoulders was
wished the job of running for attor-
ney general of Texas on the Repub-
lican ticket has been given a great
deal of notoriety through the activity
of an industrious Brownwood news-
paper correspondent who sent to
several satte papers the following
BROWN WOOD Texas. Oct. 23.
Judge G N. Harrison of this city is
the Republican candidate for attor-
ney general of Texas. As he sat in
his office recently with" a big black
cigar In his mouth enjoying life in
general and 'wtfth thoughts . Jof the
coming presidential election a par-
ticular friend of his who also lives
here but who by environment and for
good and sufficient reasons Is a
Democrat and a staunch one at that.
walked into the office
"Judge Will you contribute a doi- This is concurred in -by both the Rus-
lar for a very" very worthy cause" sian and German statements issued
asked the visitor as he walked into today.
Harrison's office holding a long petl-
tioft in his hand. The visitor's ap -
; pearance was that of one out solicit;-
ing funds to buy a cornn in wmcn
might be buried one of the early set -
tiers of the community who through
n streak of misfortune or: hard luck.
In-hvas unable to provide-for the . final
I mrrhase. '
"Ortuin'.v. John." relied the Rei-
publican cmiaruate. as ne nanueu out
U fright allver dollar a Uie Brown
... ..... 1 . .1 ....
worn! husinesK -man soliciting fr
worthy cause." '
m ht cLnrtai
"By- the way .lohn why who-whp A DHiietm trom Loncon this after-
js what's the fund for?" Harrison noon states that ten German torpedo
asked. . ' i oat destroyers attempted to raid the
"The dollar is to foe applied to thfc British cross-channel transport serv-
fund to cover the campaign expense! ice last night but failed. The state-
of- the National Democratic head!-
quarters." replied the visitor as he
walked out of the office of. the Ref
publican candidate. 1
Admits It's True.
Judge Harrison today admitted that
the story is a true one. He says.
however the friend whtf fook his dol-
lar was Wood Shel ton. of "Winchcll
and that there Is a serious doubt as
j to whether the dollar ever reached
the campaign fund.
Judge Harrison is very optimistic
as to- Republican success ijr the com;
ing pleftlon. "i am always ready to
contribute to - the orphans" he said
"and that is what the Democrats will
be after the 7th of November."
Plan Social Events
to Attract Recruits
for American Army
CHICAGO Oct. 27. A series Qf so-
cial events where young women may
have an opportunity to attract re
emits for the United States army will
mark the opening of the largest re-
cruiting station In tho country next
week in Chicago. Moving picture
shows dances and basket ball games
are being arranged by uie eniisteu ( emony which was the principal at-
men under Captain Ken-nerof the lo-. traction of-last night's program of the
cal recruiting agency. Home Exposition at the Coliseum waS
It is planned to comb each county
in Illinois as a parVof a national cam
paign until one recruit out of every
1000 inhabitants has been obtained
Captain Thomas Cathro has been
assigned to assist Captain Kenny in
"combing" Illinois Wisconsin
other nearby states.
TWO JURORS TAKEN
PROSEITTIOX QUESTIONS VEX
IRE.MEX AS TO BELIEF IX
DEATH I EX A LTV.
"WACO Oct 27. Two . jurors have j
been accepted in the case of T. R!
"Watson on trial charged with the
former-State Banking Commissioner
John R. Patterson at Tdague In Aug
Both Jurors who have been . -aef
ceptcd are farmers.- Each venireman
Is questioned as to his 'belief rolativt
to tho death penalty.
On Verdun Front French!
Continue to Press Against
ermans Holding Fort
The French troops made further
progress last night in the Verdun re-
gion advancing west and southwest
of Fort Vaux which Is the only posi-
tion in that sector still held by the'
Germans says the Paris official state-
ment this morning. A hundred Ger-
mans were made prisoners in last
Sofia announces that the Russo-
Roumanian army' in Dobrudja Is la
precipitate retreat north and west of
the Tchernavoda-Constanza railway.
The capture of eight hundred prison-
ers by the Bulgarians- was announced.
Although offering a stubborn re-
sistance to the German forces operat-
ing in the Dobrudja section the Rus-
sian and' Roumanian forces opposing
them have been forced to retire north
of Hirsova which is approximately
forty miles north of Tchernavoda.
The retreating Roumanians are being
pursued by Von Mackensen's forces.
Petrograd claims the capture of tho
Tmnsy Iranian village of Balad in the
vicinity of Moldavia with fierce fight-
t uu iue curame iroui me uermana
claim they repulsed a French attack
west of Chaulnes but state that oth-
erwise tne engagements m that sec-
tr were not of important propor-
1 I Jft t-niwn .1 nMnA..HtM 1. n. . . T f .
mans launced an attack against the
. ...u.. MU.Ufcl. ..V.
i Roumanian on thel west bank of the
nam river driving the Russians to
the east tiLnk
ment of the British admiralty says
that two German destroyers wefe
sunk and the. others driven away;
One British torpedo boat destroyer
is missing and another was disabled
by a torpedo and ran aground. Nine
members of the crew of the missing
destroer were saved.
LONG STAPLE SELLS
FOR THIRTY CENTS
XEW HIGH RECORD ESTABLISH-
ED IS RED RIVER COU.VTT;
BALE "WORTH $152.10.
CLARKSVILLE Tex. Oct 27. A
record price for. cotton was paid here
today when Red Riter long staple
cotton was sold for thirty cents.
A single bale uras sold for $152.i0
cxculslve of the seed.
Dress Suit Shirt Tie
and Ring Borrowed for
Chicago Public Wedding
CHICAGO. Oct 27. A weddinc cer-
: delayed while the bridegroom. Thorn-
as Gilliam wa3 outfitted with a
dress suit furnished by a man who
had just previously been married.
Gilliam and Miss; Hazel Green his
bride were called from thfv audience
and .'for the ceremony. . A shirt was fur-
j uislied by an exhibitor a white lie
j was commandeere-i fro n a man in the
t crowd While the ring-was supplied by
J a married woman present and r-iurn-1
ed after tho ceremcuy.
Getting Auto TMeoes
CHICAGO. Oct. 2 if-Fraudulent bills
of sale are the chief obstacles with
which police officials have to contend
m dealing with automobile thieves
according to John J. Sheehj of the
Central Detective Bureau hcr.
He made the statement tc "ay in
connection with tho. report y Uerday
of. tne Chicago police dep ment
showing the growth or tho local auto
mobile stealing industry fron radi-
cal insignificance In 1911 to aluo
of more than $120000 so :r this
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