Temple Daily Telegram (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 84, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 8, 1916 Page: 1 of 8
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TEMPLE DAILY TELEGRAM
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TEMPLE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 8,1916.
VOL. IX. No.
IN ELOOD AREA
SITUATION AT ARKANSAS CITY
AND OTHER FLOODED SEC-
TIONS MORE HOPEFUL.
INHABITANTS ARE RESCUED
Spcciul Train Runs Into Inundated
Village and Takes People Away,
While Forty Negroes in Danger of
Drowning Are Saved—Clarendon
Repeats Call For Assistance.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 7—At
Arkan as City and Lake Village in
southeastern Arkansas, both of which
are submerged in the great lake
formed by flood waters pouring
through broken Arkansas river levees
and which are threatened with de-
struction should the Mississippi river
levees break, the situation is reported
more hopeful tonight. At Arkansas
City it was reported that it is believed
the levee will withstand a Mississippi
river stage of 57.5 feet. The predic-
tion is for 57 feet. Tonight the gauge
registered 55.9 feet.
At I.ake Village, the flood waters
rose a foot today but it is believed
they will go little higher. A relief
committee working out of the town is
bringing marooned families from the
rural districts into the town and car-
irg for them.
At Dumas, Gould and Varner and
other places on the western edge of
the great lake formed by the flood
waters, it was reported that the water
fell considerably during the day.
Anottier Death Reported.
Charles Mason, farmer, is reported
to have been drowned a few miles
north of Kansas City today but the
report could not be confirmed.
A special train from Dermott today
rescued all the inhabitants from the
village <jf Halley which is flooded.
Mail service has been established
between Arkansas City and McGehee
by boats which pass over rich farming
Sheriff Frank Milwee at Clarendon,
submerged by the breaking of the
White river levee tonight repeated his
call for assistance. Re said food and
fuel are running low and that great
suffering will result unless help comes
at once. About 250 persons left the
city in boats today and 100 are on the
government boat "Qulapaw," which
was sent from Devalls Bluff today.
More than 800 persons remain In Clar-
(Continued on Page Two.)
IT MUST BE SOME 6ASSER
Well Near Corpus Christ! Throws Out
Stones, One of Which Renders Mau
Looking on Unconsclons.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex., Feb. 7.—
W. J. Doyle, cits* ticket agent here
for the St. Louis and San Francisco
railroad, is unconscious tonight as the
result of having been struck by a
large stone hurled from a natural gas
•rVell eight miles north of Corpus
Christ! today. Doyle with several
others was standing several hundred
feet from the gas well, which was
afire. The fire in ^he crater died down
apparently for a moment, then sud-
den!/ spewed rocks high in the air,
one of which in falling struck Doyle
on the head. Physicians tonight said
they were hopefifl that Doyle's injury
would not prove serious.
Seotti Is Better.
New York, Feb. 7.—Antonio Seotti,
the opera singer who has been criti-
cally ill with pneumonia at his hotel
here, was stated by physicians today
to be out of danger. 1
A Talk to Retailers
Manufarturers from time to
time advertise their brands and
their productsf in this news-
Each advertisement means
more business for the Btores
that carry these goods.
It means pew customers, and
That business will go to the
retailers who co-operate with
the newspaper advertising by
showing the goods.
The customers interested by
the newspape- advertising will
see the gooita 'n th® windows
and will accept them as the mer-
chant's invitation to.eonut In.
- . Uu Milu m
Prisoners of War
Taken By Germans
BERLIN, Feb. 7.—(By Wireless
to Sayvllle.)—"A total of 1,429,171
enemy soldiers to date are prison-
ers of war In Germany," the Over-
seas News Agency announced to-
day. This is not inclusive of pris-
oners made by German troops and
left in Austria-Riingary in order to
shorten the transport.-
"In addition 19,700 cannon, 7,700
military carriages a. id 3,000 ma-
chine guns luive beei| conveyed to
Gerniuiiy, these not including nu-
merous cannon and machine guns
destroyed by the enemy before
capture und those used at once by
"The number of rifles taken
which are still fit for use is
ABU 10 HI
TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND HOPIS
SAID TO BE PREPARING TO
GO ON THE WARPATH.
PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 7.—Five
thousand residents in the northeastern
portion of Arizona are alarmed over
reports that the Hopl tribe of Navajo
Indiuns were threatening to go on the
"warpath," according to reports receiv-
ed here early tonight. Approximately
twenty-five thousand Indians are liv-
ing on the Navajo reservation but it
was not known what proportion of
them were involved in the threatened
The Hopl Indians became angered,
It was said, when one of their num-
ber was shot and killed several days
ago by police officers. The Indian
opened fire on the officers when they
attempted to arrest him, according to
informaHon received here by Thomas
Flinn, United States district attorney.
The shooting occurred near Lee's fire,
a crossing on the Grand Canyon of
Arizona, about fifty miles south of the
Arizona-lltah boundary line. Word
of the threatened trouble was first
brought to Flagstaff by an Indian
runner. Although instructions from
United States authorities at Washing-
ton was being awaited by oflciais here
before taking any action, a number
of deputy United States marshals
were preparing to make the Journey
to the reservation to investigate the
Efforts probably will be made to
have a troop of cavalry from El Paso
accompany the deputtes to the scene,
it was said tonight. The Indian res-
ervation is located in one of the most
inaccessible portions of the state.
Flagstaff, which is about 150 miles
away, is the nearest point to which
telegraph and .telephone communica-
tion is available. Snow is several feet
deep throughout this section.
kWOUNDED BRITONS ofccUPY SKATING
RINK AT ANCIENT HELIOPOLIS, EGYPT
Egyptian skating rink converted into British hospital.
Photo shows a section of the immense hospital building in the ancient
tltv of Heliopolis, Egypt, where those who were wounded in the Gallipoli
fighting are being cared for. The building, located in "Luna Park," was
formerly used as a skating rink.
DRIFT HUP 11 MEMPHIS
Impoachmf-nt of Criminal Court Judge
For Accepting Bribes Is Demanded
at Mass Meeting of Lawyers.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 7.—At a
mass meeting of lawyers here today
resolutions were adopted calling upon
the governor to convene a special ses-
sion of the legislature for the im-
peachment of Jesse Edgington. judge
of the first criminal court of Shelby
county, on charges of accepting bribes
in connection with brewery cases In
his court. An investigation of the of-
ficial conduct of J. W. Palmer, judge
of the second criminal court, and Z.
Newton Estes, attorney general, by a
committee of lawyers, also was pro-
vided for. Judge Edgington will be
asked to recuse himself pending a
Judge Edgington, who has denied
published charges of bribery, was
present at the meeting. At its con-
clusion he said:
"I will not make public what steps
I will take until the committee calls
on me Tuesday and asks me to re-
sign. I will welcome the day when a
full Investigation of the charges
against me can be had."
Judge Palmer and Attorney Gen-
eral Estes also have denied charges of
misconduct in their offices and say
they court a full investigation.
Boston, Feb. 7.—A bill changing
the law regarding presidential pri-
maries so as to permit candidates for
delegates to the national conventions
to express their presidential prefer-
ences was favorably reported In the
legislature today. The presidential
primary in this state will be held in
April 25, and under the present law
delegates can be Instructed but cannot
express preference before the primary
Is held. The amendment provides,
however, that the written conrent of
the presidential candidate must be Miss
PERSONAL ESTIMATE OF Ol'R
OWN KUN.VEL HOUSE IS PURE-
PARIS, Feb. 7.—Georges Clemen-
ceau, formerly French premier, com-
menting in his newspaper, L'Homme
Enchiane, on Col. E. M. House's mis-
sion. which he says "seems to me
characteristic of President Wilson's
spirit of hesitation." writes:
"Europe has suddenly seen a dumb
missionary embark on its shores for a
tour of inspection among the com-
batants. He has passed everywhere,
appearing and disappearing by turns
like the flying Dutchman in the mists
of the horizon. He has said nothing,
his whole mission evidently being to
observe. His task, I suppose, is to re-
port faithfully to the president the
conclusions he draws from personal
observation as to the balance of the
force between the belligerents.
"I know nothing about Colonel
House," concludes M. Clemenceau,
"but the fact that he has been chosen
for this investigation by the first mag-
istrate of the American Republic leads
me to infer that he has at least the
qualities of observation and good
sense. This is enough to satisfy me
as to the resultB of his investigation."
SHERMAN PASTOR ATTACKED BY
FARMER'S WIFE WHOM HE
SLANDERED, SHE SAYS.
HELD FOR HEINOUS CRIME
Buffalo Man Accused of Murdering
His Own Mother Is Denied the
Privilege of Ball.
SHERMAN, Tex., Feb. 7.—Rev. H.
M. Cagle, a prominent north Texas
Baptist minister, was shot and prob-
ably fatally wou.ided on the public
square here late today by Mrs. Annie
Faust, wife of Finis Faust, a promi-
nent farmer, who lives near Denlson,
Texas. Charles Parton, aged 15, a by-
stander, sustained a flesh wound in
the left arm from one of the bullets.
Mrs. Faust, who was arrested imme-
diately after the shooting, was later
released on $1,000 bond and returned
home with her husband, who had been
summoned, after the shooting. Phy-
sicians tonight said there was slight
chance for the Rev. Mrr Cagle's re-
covery. Mrs. Faust, who it is said,
came to Sherman with friends early
today on a shopping trip, had just left
a local store when she encountered
the minister, and according to by-
standers, pulled a revolver from her
handbag, firing five shots into his
body. As the Rev. Mr. Cagle fell to
the sidewalk, he gasped:
"Take me to my wife; I have but
a few minutes to live and do not want
! to die until I have talked with her."
| If any words were exchanged before
! the shooting occurred apparently none
| of the persons nearby overheard them.
When arrestd Mrs. Faust said, ac-
i cording to deputy sheriffs, that the
I minister had slandered her and she
had shot in revenge.
BUFFALO, N. Y., Feb. 7.—John
Edward Teiper was held without bail
today on a charge of murdering his
mother, Mrs. Agnes M. Teiper, one of
two victims of the Orchard Park
Highway tragedy. A hearing will be
Today's proceedings consisted mere-
ly in reading the formal charge
Teiper was not given an opportunity
to plead. In the meantime evidence
In the possession of the district at-
torney was being submitted 1 to the
grand jury which is expected to make
a special report on it tomorrow or
"Teiper will plead not guilty," said
Edward R. O'Malley, of his counsel,
"whether his arraignment is on the
charge made by the district attorney
or under a possible indictment re-
turned by the grand jury."
Teiper was accompanied to court
by his brother, Charles H. Teiper, and
his father-in-law, A. H. Newton, both
of whom have expressed belief in the
young man's Innocence. v*
No improvement in the condition of
3, Teiper was noticeable
Vincennes, Ind., Feb. 7.—Frank
Lancaster, engineer, and Oliver Ilazel-
ton, fireman, were drowned today
when the engine hauling Big Four
passenger train No. 4 3 on the Vin-
cennes branch went through a bridge
over the Wabash river south of here.
The train remained on the track.
Convicted of Wife Murder.
Arkadelphia, Ark., Feb. 7.—A jury
today returned a verdict of guilty
against Ed Dickson, accused of pois-
oning his wife and sentenced him to
a life term in the penitentiary. The
state accused Dickson of his wife's
death on the ground that he wanted
to marry Mrs. Maud Buck, said to
have been a boyhood sweetheart.
Mrs. Buck is to be tried as an acces-
East Texas—Tuesday and Wednes-
West Texas—Tuesday fair, warmer
except In southwest portion;
day lair, colder lg north
BE AVERTED IS
EAHI.Y AM) SATISFACTORY SFT-
TLFMll:\T Ol Till) LFSITWIA
CASE ALMOST CERTAIN.
NO NEW DEMANDS ARE MADE
Tlie Washington Government Has Not
Receded From Nor Changed in Any
Way R.s Position Taken at the Time
tlie First Note on the Subject Was
Dispatched to Berlin, Says I.ausing.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.—President
Wilson will take up with his cabinet
tomorrow the latest communication
which Germany hopes will bring the
negotiations over the Lusitania dis-
aster to a satisfactory termination. J
Official indication or announcement as i
to whether the offer of the Berlin j
government is satisfactory is expected
The president did not request Sec-
retary Lansing to come to the White
House for a conference today and the
conference which had been planned
did not materialize. The secretary ex-
pects to discuss the latest proposal
with the president tomorrow and it is
believed in Teutonic diplomatic cir-
cles that Count Von Bernstorff. the
German ambassador, may be informed I
of the decision of the United Slates
some time in the afternoon.
Optimism in Washington.
High officials are known to be-
lieve that the expression of optimism
regarding the outcome of the nego- j
tiations which have been heard in |
certain official and diplomatic circles I
are not without foundation. Chair-
man Stone of the senate foreign rela-
tions committee declared after con-
ferring with administration officials
that he believed the case was "prac-
It was authoritatively said at th?
state department that the position of I
the government today in regard to the
Lusitania case was Identical with the
position taken at the time the last
note was dispatched to Germany. Sec-
retary Lansing flatly denied the truth
of a statement attributed in press dis-
patches to Dr. Alfred Zimmerman,
German secretary of foreign affairs
to the effect th:;t "new demands" had
been made In the case at a time when
the German government considered
the negotiations virtually were at an
The German view as represented
here is that the agreement now of-
fered goes as far as German officials
consider possible towards meeting the
views of the United States.
IS ACTIVE MEMBER
OF THE NAVY CIRCLE
ARE FEATURE OF
HFVW I! >MIS\KI>MI VI O| I.FR»
MAN PORTIONS i\ III |,|.M \|
151 PORTED I ROM i'\ltlS.
AIR RAID IS FEARED AT KIEL
! Mrs. Gerald A. Johnson.
Mrs. Gerald A. Johnson, wife of
Lieutenant Johnson of the United
States marine corps, is one of the
most active of the women of the
army and navy coterie of Washing-
ton and has played a large part in
the activities of society this season.
j Populate ol (.cimaii Naval Hase Have
Bco.i Warned of Dauber From Ku-
cmy Fljing Craft—Ynotiicr Shake*
Fp in Itritisli Cabinet Is Predicted,
Kitchener to l.eave the War Office?
SHE EACES MURDER CHARGE
Wealthy Woman, Aged 60, Is Accused
of Complicity in the Slaying of
WINTERSET, Iowa, Feb. 7.—The
selection of a jur: to try Mrs. Ida
Meyer, aged 60, and reputed wealthy,
charged with complicity in the mur-
der of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Fred
Meyer, July 25, 1915, was begun here
today. It is expected the Jutt will be
completed tomorrow. »
One of the sensations of tl» open-
ing day was a report that Fred Meyer,
the defendant's son, may be put on
the stand by the state to testify
against his mother.
Meyer, who was convicted of second
degree murder. In connection with the
same case last December and was sen-
tenced to 15 years, Is at liberty on
bond pending an appeal to the su-
County Attorney Phil. R. Wilkin-
son Is conducting the state's case, and
John H. Guiher, a member of the
Iowa railway commission, Is chief
counsel for Mrs. Meyer.
REWARDED FOR BRAVERY.
Aviator in French Flying Corps Gets
Paris Feb. 7.—Sergeant Pilot Guy-
enmer, a Scotchman, a member of the
French flying corp3, has just brought
down his fifth German adversary and
had been mentioned for his exploit In
an official communication. Previous-
ly he had been decorated with the
cross of the legion of honor, the war
cross and the military medal. Guy-
enmer was in college when the war
began and enlisted at once. He had
never been In an aeroplane but after
■even days training made his trial
ATM, for a pitot'f UMns*.
i\ Tin', M:\.\II:.
Military committee continued hear-
ing of preparedness.
California oil men resumed appeal
for relief public lands committee.
Judieiarv iiunmitUe considered
prohibition amendment in the condi-
Adjourned at j;t7 |i n\ until n urn
IN Till IK II s E.
Nat al and miiitar.v t onimiuei * con-
tinued hearings on national defense.
Adopted resolution making imme-
diately available live hundred thous-
and dollars for the Mare Island navy
yard and one hundred thousand dol-
lars for the New York navy yard tor
battleship construction equipment.
i'assed bill to increase the number
of midshipmen at the naval academy.
I'assed bill to provide for coinage
of one hundred thousand MeKinley
Passed resolution authorizing use of
one thousand army rents and cots at
the Birmingham encampment of the
United Confederate veterans in May.
Democrats in caucus ratified selec-
tion of democrat members of the new
flood control commit lee.
Adjourned at 5 p. in. to noon Tues-
I LONDON, Feb. 7.—Except on til6
; front in France and Belgium little
| fighting has been reported. Paris
tells of the bombardment of German
positions near Het Sas and Steen-
straete in Belgium, the destruction of
a German blockhouse between the
Oise and the Aisne and of effective
work by French batteries In the Artois
and Champagne regions. French
shells on the former sector caused
powerful exploy,ons northeast of Ar-
ias and a gnat fire in the Champagne
near Chal't i'.inge.
The tii iinans have been busy with
their artillery against the British
aroun i Loos, while the British in re-
turn have bombarded German trench-
es near the Ypres-Roulers railway.
The Vienna war office reports the
Dallas Stulihi.ig Affray.
Dallas, Tex., Feb. 7.—Tiie condi-
tion of O. T. Smith, a special of-
ficer stabbed last night during an af-
fray in a suburban resort remained
critical today. Smith was wounded
in the abdomen by a knife thru
while trying to stop a fight in progress
in the place. Dr. J. B. Norris, a phy-
sician of this city, was held In $1,500
bond under a charge of assault with
intent to murder following the affair.
j situation unchanged on all fronts
i where Austro-Hungarian troops are
Nothing new lias come through con-
, cerning the reported concentration of
j troops ,if the Teutonic allies in the re-
I gion of the Greek 1 .>rtTi r
Attack By Air Ft- fed.
A Copenhagen dispatch indicates"
that authorities at Kiel are fearful of
an allied air raid tin re The populace
has been notified that i steamer siren
will give advance notice of a raid and
that in case raiders come the people
should not unduly expose themselves.
The semi-official Overseas News
agency of Berlin says there are now
1,4 7W. 171 prisoners of war in Ger-
many. This number it is declared
does not include prisoners the Ger-
mans left in Austria-Hungary.
A London newspaper is authority
for the statement that Earl Kitchener,
British secretary for war probably will
leave the war office and undertake
work of a more important character
elsewhere. If Earl Kitchener should
leave, the newspaper adds, Sir Win.
Robertson,- chief of staff, will actively
direct the war and a civilian will be-
come secretary for war.
For the second time during the vvar.
Prince Oscar of Prussia, fifth son ol
Kmperor William has been wounded.
War Office Reports.
I indon, Feb. 7.—Official announce*
m. M is made that the ministry ot
j I'm " ions has classified acetone as
j an explosive constituent and subject
tContinued mi Page Two.)
HAM FAILS TO SUBSTAK1 iATE
Revivalist Files Affidavit in Justice Court, Admitting He^
Has No Definite Information Regarding lawlessness
in Corpus Chrlsti—Probe Is to lie Continued.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex., Feb. 7.— i occasion four w hite women and one
Pinned down to giving officers def-
inite information concerning the many
charges that they have brought of
corruption and lawlessness in Corpus
Christl, the Ham-Ramsay combination
of professional revivalists, through
an affidavit filed at 9 o'clock Monday
morning with Justice F. H. Miles, ad-
mitted that any evidence that charges
that they have made were bused
solely upon hearsay or that it came
to them in the form of a confession
from those who confided in the re-
vivalists as ministers of the gospel.
Reverends Ham and Ramsay dur-
ing the past several weeks have made
many charges to create the impres-
sion that Corpus Chrlsti is as wicked
as Sodom and that lawlessness runs
riot In this city. The charges have
Included seduction, rape, gaming run-
ning of saloon and clubs on Sundays
and many other acts In violation of
man all clothed only with smiles sat
around a table drinking beer and that
while in such nude condition thejr
were served by a negro man; another
charge was that 300 gaming houses
exist in Corpus Christi; another that
on a recent Sunday 22 barrels of best
were sold by one c ub.
Justice E. H. Miles says that ha
wants to see the law enforced. In fair*
ness to the revivalists and to the cltjr
ho cited the revivalists to appear la
his court for a conference with hllBj
the three to candidly discuss condt*
Hons and to get the names of the vlo-
lators of the law so that warrants ot
arrest could Issue forth and that
the violators be brought to answer tot,
An understanding between the re-
vivalists and Justice Miles has now
been reached, the conference has bee#
held, the affidavit has been furnished.
A promise has been given to Justlea
Miles that a coifnrrHt<M of cltltens will
furnish him w|fh a list of those who
One charge was that on a recent are vlolatin
id that miajn-
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