The Albany News. (Albany, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 37, Ed. 1 Friday, February 15, 1901 Page: 4 of 8
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Topeka, Kan., Feb. 9.—Mrs. Nation
Thursday night, for the first time, dis
played the white leather. It was at a
meeting of thirty of her followers
who, armed with hatchets, had gath
ered in secret to arrange a night raid
on Topeka joints. The women had
been promised the aid of several male
students at Washburne college, whc
were to come to town after midnighl
and personally take part in the raid
and also see that the crusaders were
The excitement at the meeting was
intense, the women planning minutely
for the raid. It was decided to saun
ter out at 3 o'clock in the morning and
demolish every joint in town. Sudden
ly, when everything seemed satisfacto
rily arranged for a terrific onslaught
Mrs. Nation balked and began putting
on her wraps and said she was going
Instantly her followers were in an
uproar. Mingled with expressions ol
surprise at her quick change of front,
soon came words of condemnation. PI
nally one woman, who had spent
greater part of the day collecting
hatchets and soliciting aid for the cru
saders, rushed to where Mrs. Nation
stood in the center of a group, and
shaking her fist in the V'chita worn
an's face, shouted ey'^idly:
"You are a coward, Mrs. Nation! You
are a coward!"
For a moment Mrs. Nation lost con
trol of herself.
"I am not a coward," she said, with
emphasis. "I will go this minute with
any one woman and smash a joint."
A dozen voices were raised, "I'll go
I'll go," and for a moment it looked as
if an instantaneous raid would result,
But Mrs. Nation, soon collecting her
self, told the assembled women she
was tired, that "the Lord did not wish
her to go to-nigv " and without fur
ther ado left the room.
While the women waited to wonder
at their leader's latest move Mrs. Na-
Hon, accompanied alone by a reporter
•^ade the rounds of the joirts to sac
-fv herself that all were closed. The
■'oint proprietors, apparently anticipat-
'ng a raid, had closed and barricaded
their doors, and at midnight Mrs. Na-
tion went to her home.
During the evening Mrs. Nation was
Questioned about her Chicago trip,
which had been planned for next week,
but she could tell nothing definite
about It. "I will go when the Lord
directs me," she said. "At present He
wants me to remain here."
She said, however, that she wou/d go
to Kansas City to fill her date there.
"Not to smash," she said, "but simply
Some of the volunter members of
Mrs. Nation's band of crusaders claim-
ed that a lecturer from Pittsburg has
induced Mrs. Nation to give up smash-
ing and go to lecturing.
The Missisippi insane hospital at
Jackson was badly damaged by fire.
"It was beautiful to see how angry
They were. Why, do you know they
wanted to scratch my eyes out and
pull my hair for not going out with
them. It was a delicious half hour. I
never was so happy in my life. 1
would rather die at the hands .of these
ind'srant women than from the sa-
Mrs. Nation burst into a hearty
laugh. Then she grew serious and
said: "I did not lose anything by the
indignation of these women, but Kan-
sas gains a great deal. When I came
here I had to do all the talking, but
you see Thursday night I had to stand
back and let them scold me. Why, it
was the greatest surprise I ever had."
Washington, Feb. 12.—Monday wa3
a field day in the house, by far the
liveliest of the present session. An in-
teresting debate over the constitution-
al limitations on the power of the sen-
ate over revenue legislation initiated
by the house was precipitated when
Mr. Payne, the chairman of the waya
and means committee, brought in the
resolution of the committee to dis-
agree to the substitute proposed by
the senate as an amendment to the
war revenue reduction act, and to ask
for a conference with the senate.
Mr. Tawney of Minnesota champion-
ed the cause of the house and its para-
mount rights over revenue legislation,
but was unfortunate in not bringing
forward a resolution to return the bill
to the senate, with the declaration that
the senate had transcended its powers
in substituting an entirely new meas-
ure for the bill of the house.
The subsequent debate showed that
had this course been adopted the prop-
osition would have commanded a large
vote. Instead, however, he insisted
upon a division of the resolution, and
after the first portion—to disagree—
had been adopted he made the point
of order that the second motion was
not in order, because the senate in its
substitute had evaded the constitu-
tional prerogative of the house. The
result was that the members were not
confronted with the direct issue, and
the house voted (233 to 38) to ask for
a conference. Later in the day, during
the discussion of the diplomatic and
consular appropriation bill, an impas-
sioned pro-Boer speech by Mr. Sulzer
of New York drew from Mr. Mahon
of Pennsylvania a recital of the raising
of a fund of about $1200 for the benefit
of the widows of the Boer soldiers at
a meeting held in this c'ty, at which
Mr. Sulzer presided. He declared that
after the "terrapin and cold bottles
got in their wc*k only $18 was left for
the Boer widows.-'
This stung Mr. Sulzer to reply at
length. He said he had no connection
with the expenditure of the fund, to
which he had cor tn'buted $175, and a
very lively row followed, the climax
of which was reached when Mr. Sulz?r
had read an anonymous leter which
made a sensational per onal attack
upon Perry S. Heath, late assistant
postmaster general, who was secretarv
of the Republican national committee
during the recent campaign, charging
him with being Neely's sponsor and
then denying it after the arrest of
Neely, and also maltirg allegations
against Mr. Heath in connection with
government deposits in a New York
bank. Mr. Sulzer charged Mr. Heath
with being responsible for the circula-
tion of the stories about his connection
with the fund for the Boer wdovs.
Mr. Knox of Massachusetts d dared
hat it. was contemptible to attack a
gentleman who could not "eply,
through the medium of an a. onyrrous
letter, and moved that the infraction
if the rules us reputed to the h >use
be stricken from the record.
Nacogdoches, Tex., Feb. 12.—The
Nacogdoches Coal and Oil company is
the name of a corporation just organ-
ized here, composed of local and other
capitalists, for the purpose of exploring
the depths of the earth through agency
of wells to be bored upon lands that
promise a yield of coal and oil. This
company is now leasing lands in the
oil fields of this country and is pre-
paring to bore extensively and thor-
oughly. Prospectors are inquiring.
L»led In Agony.
Globe, Ariz., Feb. 9.—Asleep in his
tent at his mining claim near this
town, Horace Jameson, a well-known
prospector, was bitten on the hand by
a skunk. The wound swelled rapidly
and all the symptoms of hydrophobic
blood poisoning developed. Mr Jame-
son became unconscious after he had
taken heavy doses of w^'sky, and his
friends did all they couh for him, but
to no avail. He died in the greatest
agony some hours after.
El Paso, Tex., Feb. 9.—The first snow
fall of the season occurred here Fri-
day morning. It had no visible effect
except to whiten the crests of the
mountains to the north, A heavy f ill
of snow is reported at several points
in the surrounding country.
New Boston, Tex., is to have a |50,-
000 cotton seed oil mllL
Money Awaits a Veteran.
Fort Worth, Tex., Feb. 12.—Col. S.
P. Greene of this city, adjutant gen-
eral and chief of staff of the Texas
division United Confederate Veterans,
is in receipt of a letter from Arljt.
Gen. George MOorman, in which he
says that an amount of money has
been left an old Confederate soldier
named William l^lamey, and that he
can not be found. He thinks that he
is in one of the Confederate homes in
the south. Inquiry is being made.
Kriby on Sidewalk.
Waxahachie, Tex., Feb. 12.—A wall-
developed, healthy white baby boy, but
an hour or two old, ws(s found on the
sidewalk at the gate pf C. C. Crock-
er's residence about 7-o'clock Monday
night. It was discovered by two
young men returning; home and had
evidently been left bi^lt a few minutes
before. It was carried Into the house
and physicians summoned. Mr. and
Mrs. Crocker cared k>r it until even-
lug, when ft was adapted by Mr. Scott
Topeka, Kan., Feb. 11.—Three thou-
hand male citizens of Topeka in mass-
meeting Sunday decided joints must
close. They issued an ultimatum giv-
ing the joiatists till Friday next at 12
o'clock noon to quit business. If this
is not done warning was given that
a thousand armed men would imme-
diately move on the joints and remove
them by force.
The mutiny was called by a com-
mittee of the Law Enforcement league
and was attended by nearly all the
prominent business men of the city.
There was a feeling of intense earnest-
ness prevailing in the meting. Conser-
vative men, who have hitherto advoca-
ted moderation in the dealings with
the lawless element, insisted in un-
mistakable terms that the time had
come when forbearance had ceased to
be a virtue and that the people of To-
peka should take the law in their own
hands. Rev. F. W. Emerson, pastor of
the Christian church of Topeka, who
aided Mrs. Nation in her saloon-
smashing here, opened the meeting
After a few short, snappy addresses,
which worked up the audience to a
high degree of enthusiasm, an ultima-
tum was proposed and passed amid the
loudest cheering. The ultimatum com-
manded the officers of the city and
county to perform their duty regard-
ing the closing of the joints. The offi-
cers were warned that t^ ey nad wait-
ed long enough. The pr nerty owners
in whose premises the joints are kept
were also warned in unmistakable
terms that they had better anate the
nuisances at once or the people of To-
peka would not be r oonsible for the
damage that might ensue to the build-
ings. With the reading of the ultima-
tum there was a hush of expectation, as
there had for several days been ru-
mors that some important declarations
were to be made. The words of con-
demnation and warning brought forth
murmurs of approval tliat gained
strength with each minute, finally
sweeping over the entire audience and
culminating in the wildest enthusiasm.
As the reader finished and submitted
the ultimatum to the approval of the
audience old men and conservative
ministers of the gospel leapeu to their
seats in t.heir enthusiasm and waved
handkerchiefs, gesticulated and cheer-
ed to the echo. The cheering lasted for
several minutes. The ultimatum, which
was adopted by rising vote, is in part
"To those immediately engaged in
the illicit business, whether wholesale
or retail, we have to say that the long
controversy of the public with you
must now come to an end. You have
openly and persistently defied our
laws; you have made yourselves the
agents of even greater criminals out-
side of the state, who have supported
you in your unlawful traffic; you have
gathered about you a criminal element
that is a menace to the safety of the
community and have maintained places
that engender and encourage all vices;
you have introduced the most corrupt-
ing and demoralizing factors and in-
fluences into our local politics, and for
years you have scorned all appeals
and warnings that have been paid you
by the virtue-loving portion of the
community. Now we feel that the time
has come when we must speak to you
peremptorily. We cease now to endeav-
or to persuade; we command. You
must stop this lawless and iniquitous
business and stop it at once. And we
hereby notify you that we must have
unquestionable evidence, absolutely
satisfactory to the committee of pub-
lic order which we today constitute,
that all your illicit goods, together
with all the fixtures ana furnishings
of the places where your unlawful
business has been carried, shall have
been removed and shipped from the
city before 12 o'clock noon Friday,-Feb.
.ic Loner House Discussed U"® Shine
Austin, Tex., Feb. 12—The house
Monday adopted the resolution offered
by Mr. Smith of Collin Friday, provi l-
ing for a committee to investi ate
whether the "Log Cabin" painting is
the property of the house or of James
T. DoShields of Farmersville.
A resolution by Mr. Kennedy of
Limestone, providing that the house
provide medical aid and nursing for
Representative Gay of Young county
who is ill, was adorted.
The house killed an amendment to
the rules, recommended by the com-
mittee on rules, whereby It was sought
to set back upon the calendar all bilTs
upen which there were adverse com-
Mr. Wells of Grayson called up has
resolution to dispense with the roll-
call of the officers and employes of the
house. It was defeated.
Messrs. Shannon and McMeans of-
fered a resolution providing that the
"Hogg amendirp-ts" he made a spe-
cial order for 10 o'clock a. m. Tuesday.
Feb. 19. It was ruled out of order on
the ground that special orders can not
be fixed by resolution.
Mr. Moran o*';red a joint resolution
conferring the authority to administer
oaths to witnesses upon thS committee
to investigate the conditions in the
A resolution of Mr. Murray of WiT-
son to Invite V. W. Grubbs to a dress
the house on the subject of "Industrial
Education" was adopted.
The hour for resolution having ex-
pired, Mr. Shannon of Bell renewed his
motion to make the "Hogg amend-
ment" a special order, but was again
ruled out of order on a point raised
by Mr. Kennedy of Limestone, on the
ground that there was already one
special order in force.
The house resumed consideration of
the bill to regulate the practice of med-
icine. The question recurrel on a pro-
posed amendment to exempt the prac-
tice of midwifery from the operation of
Mr. Walker of Grayson, the sponsor
of the bill, vigorously opposed the
amendment. Mr. Heslep of Burleson
Mr. Hawkins of Midland said the
people of Texas demanded protection
On motion of Mr. Walker the amend-
ment was tabled.
Mr. Bullock of Wichita offered an
amendment striking out the provision
limiting the governor in the appoint-
ment of members of the examining
boards to physicians of the alopathic,
homeopathic and electric schools of
medicine. Mr. Talbott of Wise argued
for the amendment.
The amendment was tabled.
Mr. Kennedy of Limestone moved to
amend by striking out the. enacting
clause, the effect of which would be
to kill the bill.
Without action on this amendment
the house adjourned.
House committee on judiciary No. 1
acted favorably on the senate libel bill
with an amendment. The amendment
strikes out the words, "or anything
said or done in the course thereof,"
from section 1 of the privileged mat-
ter definitions, which reads as follows:
"A true report of any executive, judi-
cial, legislative, constabulary, police or
other official proceeding or action, or
anything said or done in the course
The house committee on finance has
killed the bill to tax the capital stock
of telegraph, telephone and express
companies. It was a part of the tax
El Paso, Tex., Feb. 11.—The jury, aft-
er being out two hours, found Fayette
Seoley, com only known as Red Seeley,
puiltv of the murder of R. L. Hall and
fixed his penalty at fifteen years.
Sseley shot and killed Hall near
Van Horn, El Paso county, last No-
vember. Much feeling was manifested
by two factions over the result of the
trie 1. and it is said that trouble was
narrowly averted when backers of both
partier- met in a saloon.
Gne ttors^nd citizens of Holton
'Can., smashed three joints.
At Waco Seth P. Mills got judgment
against the Katy road for $7000.
Lort incir touis.
Paris, Tex., Feb. 9.—The store of
Wallace & Jackson at Unitia, Delta
county, two miles east of Enloe, was
burglarized a few nights ago. Some
cigars and tobacco and a lot of razors
were carried away. The chief motive
of burglary was the robbery of the
safe, which was supposed to contain a
large sum of money. A brace and drill
and other burglar tools and some pow-
der were found lying on the floor near
l'leascd With Result.
Waco, Tex., Feb. 9—Postmaster
Stoner says the department at Wash-
ington is pleased with the success
of the rural service in Texas, as far
as it has been tried, and will put on
new routes dur'ng the present year. In
McLennan county two routes will be
"tc.'-listed duMng the approaching
summer. One will go from Waco along
ti-.e South Bosque road, a distance of
twenty-five miles or more.
Their Reasons for Op
Austin, Tox., Feb. the senat.
Friday Mr. Potter had spread on h,
journal a motion to reconsider th.
SX which the senate finally passe,
a bill by Mr. Stafford requiring coun
ties to furnish at their own expens,
blank tax assesment rolls. Hfe, motto,
to have the house return the bill pre
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'on motion of Mr. Savage the senate
concurred in the house amendment
to the bill providing for the organize
tion and maintenance of the Dentor
The senate considered Mr. Savage-
bill adding to the public school cu-
riculum Texas history, United Stat-
history and civil government.
Mr. Wheler secured the adoption
an amendment adding "composition
Mr. Granna offered an amendm
providing that constitutional histo
of the Confederate States of Amer
Senator Grinnan made a speech
advocacy of this amendment, direct!
attention to the absolute necessity oi
a correct and unbiased history on this
Senator Patterson opposed th«
amendment on the grounds of section-
Senator Sebastian spoke of the injus-
tice of certain histories that are in use
in some of the public schools, and de-
manded a history written by a fail
historian, and he offered a substitute
for Mr. Grinnan's amendment provid-
ing that a constitutional history of th«
Confederate States of America, as-
taught by Messrs. Jefferson Davis ant*1
Alexander H. Stephens, be taught in
the public schools.
Senator Miller opposed teaching con-
stitutional history to the average pu-
pil, and moved to table the amendment
Adjourned to Tuesday.
The following letter from the Mer-
chants' association of New York wa?
read to the house:
New York, Feb. 4.—Hon. R. E
Prince, Speaker House of Representa-
tives, Austin, Tex.: Dear Sir—Your fa-
vor of Jan. 31, inclosing resolution
adopted by the house of representa-
tives of the Texas legislature, indors-
ing the invitation extended by Gov
Sayers to a committee to be appointed
by the Merchants' association of New
York and the chamber of commerce of
the state of New York, for the purpose
of investigating the resources of your
state, has ben duly received.
1 will take great pleasure in submit-
ting the same to the meeting of oui
board of directors on Wednesday, the
I desire to express to you and
through you to the Texas legislature
our appreciation of the courtesy of the
invitation. Very truly yours,
S. C. MEAD,
Assistant Secretary of the Merchants"
Association of New York.
The amendment to the medical bill-
offered by Mr. Walker, eliminating th'?
diploma requirement, was adopted.
The majority of the committee on
constitutional amendments reported
fa\orably on the Hogg amendments
The minority submitted the following
reasons for their adverse report:
1. The proposed measure is in viola-
tion of the provisions of the federal
2. It is in violation of the principles
embodied in the bill of rights.
3. It would in our opinion result in
the wreck and ruin of the industrial
and commercial interests of Texas.
4. It would be a reflection upon the
official integrity of the public official*
of this state, past, present and future.
Knoxville, * Tenn., Feb. 11.—Four
deputy marshals, under the leadership
of Deputy Collector Hart, made a big
capture of four men and three women
in a stillhouse in Cherokee county,
North Carolina. They destroyed 2000
gallons of beer and equipment. Rob-
ert Styles, one of those arrested, is
wanted on seven charges, including
charges of having killed two men.
Des Moines, la., Feb. ll.-Mrs. Na-
tion, during her tour through the
western part of Iowa made a dozen
addresses from the platform or a Rock
Island train to as many crowds in the
towns she passed through. In after-
noon she visited four Des Moines sa-
loons, doing no damage, but drawing
such a big crowd on the street that
the police were compelled to stop the
crusade, .n the evening she aadressed
People in Y. M. C. A. auditorium.
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