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HOUSTON DAILY POST: FRIDAY MORNING. MAY 11. 1006."
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PEDEN IRON & STEEL CO.
700 Willow St.
"A Number of Matters Up for Discus-
sion at Mineral Wells Convention.
GEORGETOWN WON THE CUP
Weatherford Victor in the Hose Rao
with Waoo Second Number of Ad-
dresses Hade When the List of
the Deaths Was Bead.
(Houston Post Special
WTNE.-tAL WELLS. Tnu. Mar 10. The
Firemen' association was called to order at
o'clock Mill morning by President Coop-
wood. After order was restored the presi-
"Gentlemen of the convention yon wlU
stand for prayer by Bro. Hawkins of Tay-
lor." ' After a fervent prayer the association was
declared ready for business.
After roll call was finished. President
Coopwood proceeded with the business of
the association. The minutes of yesterday
were read and adopted. The program was
chanced making the races for prises to be
held this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock In place
Reports on topics were taken up and re-
ferred to the topic committee.
Tom L. Miller of Amarlllo read a paper
on the advisability of departments In small
towns and cities having supervision over the
construction of buildings walls flues etc.
Topic No. 1. The officer would necessarily
have to be a man of good knowledge of
buildings and such a man Is not always
available In volunteer departments. His
time would be too valuable to be given gratis
for the examination of plans and the In-
spection of buildings In course of construc-
tion. Therefore the city would have to pay
for his time for such examination of plana
and Inspection of buildings which would be
an unnecessary expense.
The Dublin fire department submitted a
paper on toplo No. 1: Should fire authori-
ties have supervision over construction of
buildings and walls In towns and cities? This
question Is of vast Importance to all towns
and cities and more attention should be paid
to same. This paper was very Interesting
and met with approval by the association.
Topic No. 2: What are the powers duties
of the volunteer fire department to destroy
Property to prevent the further spread of
Ires and -vho are liable for the damage
thereby? This topic is regulated by the Re-
vised civil Statutes of Texas article 536.
A number of valuable papers were read by
delegates from different towns of the State
and received with much approbation by the
Committee on resolution through the
Bryan fire department requested that B.
F. Lemon of Bryan be elected a life mem-
ber of the association. Dr. P. 8. Turner of
Belton spoke In favor of the resolution af-
ter which Mr. Lemon was declared elected
yticsuon csme up In reference to the fine
against the Amarfllo fire department. Mr.
Kaufman of Austin spoke in favor of the
fine being remitted. The president took the
floor end In a short speech convinced the
association that the fine should stand. The
convention voted to sustain the president.
Mayor Hlghsmlth wo has been so untir-
ing In his efforts to leave nothing undone
to entertain the "fire extinguishers" while
in ins city appeared before the convention
and Invited all present to the grand ball
at the Beach Amusement company tonight
assuring them a royal good time.
After roll call In tne afternoon session.
President Coopwood announced that tne
O'Connor cup presented by E. C. O'Connor
of Paris and won by Georgetown at Austin
last year would he returned to the asso-
ciation by the sponsor of the Georgetown
fire department Miss Mabel Armstrong un-
der the term that the company m-lnning the
cup should return It to the association each
year to be again contested for.
Miss Armstrong was Introduced and In a
well delivered speech handed tne cup to
President Coopwood assuring him that It
was only In his keeping as a loan. George-
town would enter the contest and It was
tier belief that Georgetown would retain It
for at least another year.
T. A. Bledsoe of Abilene third vice presi-
dent accepted the cup In behalf of the as-
sociation. The memorial committee consisting of D.
Taylor and J. E. House. t.ien reported
and James L. Storey treasurer and Judge
Ed Kone of San Marcos spoke to the re-
port their remarks being particularly eu-
Joglstlo respectively of T. Rosenthal of La
Grange end E. P. Reynolds of Ban Mar-
cos. On motion of T. A. Bledsoe of Abilene
the names of deceased member and com-
panies of which they were members were
read and those present from the towns
railed paid tribute to the memory of de-
ceased members of tlie various departments
In the State.
The following are those who have gone to
their reword since the last annual meet-
ing: I. Schindler Schuleuburg; Claries
Hammersmith. Iiolton; J. H. Bltimme. West
John Masha Weimar; Stormv Smith. Tem-
ple; Tom Wllllnmeon. Tempie; T. D. Kel-
ton. Sulphur Springs: E. P. Revnolds San
Marcos; T. Rosenthal I .a Orange; A. HWe
El Piiso; B. -O. Sterling. Austin; Fred Bllt-
tensdorf. Austin; R. W. Castleman Austin;
L. D. Maxwell Austin: E. Wiggins Austin;
H. L. Weaver Georgetown.
At the conclusion of the personal tributes.
President Coopwood spoke for about ten
minutes snd at the conclusion of his re-
marka there were many wt eyes smong the
gallant fire laddies us well as the ladles
H. M. Mete of Austin moved thnt n tele-
gram of condolence from the association be .
sent George King of Marlin. one of the old-
est meml-ers of the assiciatlon. who Is now
prostrated through illness at his home. Tho
The committee on tonics reported on the
seven subjects to he discussed at the next
annual meeting. nfTr-r which the convention
adjourned until Friday morning when re-
ports of officers election of officers and se-
lection of place for next meeting will occupy
the morning session.
It Is thousht the convention will conclude
Its labors and sdjoum tomorrow afternoon.
wearhcrford won the first rrlse In the rtoa
race; H"aco was second nnd Georgetown
third. Georgetown won the cup in the races
rui this afternoon.
A grand ball was given In honor of the
Visiting firemen tonight.
Mirnr Tom W. Perkins nnd CMcf Johnnr
McKlnney of lcKlnnev arrived todiv and
are working for the next meettng of the as-
sociation. Waco I.ampa'a and AmsrilWare
also applicants. Next plao of meeting will
be decided on In the morning.
"KLEIN'S" CLIMBERS AND PLIERS
109 Main St root
Approved the Plan for a Commission
to Govern Insurance Business.
A SPEECH BY MRS. MANLOVE
Said That General-Agents Are to Blaine
for Taking Business at a Low
Figure The Officers Were
(Houston Pott Special.
SAN ANTONIO Texas May 10. -The Texas
Association of Local Fire Insuranoe Agents
today affirmed the suggestions made the
day previous regarding control of Insurance
by uniformity of local agents' action and
regarding Vdemands from companies for
bonds to protect Texss policy holders. Off!
cers of the association were also elected
Those who will take the official leadership
of the association for the coming year axe
W. L. Foster of Fort Worth president: W
H. Willie of Fort Worth secretary-treas
urer; C. G. Dullnig of San Antonio first
vice president; C. R. Plnkston of Corslcana
second vice president.
The next place of meeting will be El Paso
which city won out over Beaumont and
At 10 o'clock in the morning the convene
lion assembled and went Immediately Into
executive session. A report was made by
the committee appointed to look Into the
resolution oiierea oy etusrt narnaon ox
Fort Worth requiring all companies pro-
prslng to do or doing business in Texas to
give a bond of HSO.OOO to Indemnify aU Texas
This committee advised that the bond be
trade for 1100000 only and recommended that
the Indemnity cover relnsuranoe aa well as
direct loss. This provides in case a company
goes to the wall the bond money may be
usea to indemnity tne policy holders oy re
insuring tnem in otner companies.
The convention accepted the recommends.
tlons of the committee and authorised Its
members to present the bin for considera-
tion to some member of the next legislature
with the view of getting It before that body.
A similar action was taken by the con-
vention with regard to the bill aubmltted
for Its approval and later transferred to
special committee covering the aystem of
regulating -insurance by a State board of
local agents. This bill was laid before the
convention oy the retiring president Thom-
as L. Conroy. of Ban Antonio.
Following ths report on these matters a
general diacusalon was asked for. Ths fea-
ture of this wss the speech of Mrs. Mary
B. Manlove of San Marcoa one of the oldest
fire Insurance agents In the State. Mrs.
Manlove declared the local agents are en-
gaged In a ruinous war of rate cutting which
Is fast making it impossible for a reputable
agent to exist. She reprobated all agents
who bring rates below a just figure for the
sake of getting more business to report to
tne general agency. Bn? nxea ine Disme
for this sort of thing largely on the general
agents who are contlnuaUy trying to In-
crease business by all means. Mrs. Manlove
touched the proposition ef public building
insurance ana aeprecatea tne ertort made
by public officers to trr to cut rates.
The afternoon session was begun by the
election oi onicers. "ins presidency orrered
an apparent contest. F. J. Johnson of Saa
Antonio nominated Stuart Harrison of Fort
w orth while I. Lovenburg of Galveston
laced the name of the retiring president.
Ir. Thomss L. Conroy again before the
convention. Mr. Harrison and Mr. Conroy
ioin promptly wunarew tneir names. Mr.
Harrison placed in nomination W. L. Foster
of Fort Worth who wsa unanimously
The other officers were elected without
opposition or any long procedure.
The two standing committees of the asso-
ciation were named as follows:
Executive. C. R. Stevens. El Paso chair-
man; J. H. Mllllmln. Austin: C. C. Helslg
Beaumont; C. R. Rea Goldthwaits; I. Lov-
Grievance Committee Charles Brown
Galveston chairman; Mary B. Manlove San
Marcos: W. H. Willie Fort Worth; W. L.
Btllee San Antonio; J. C. Thomas Dallas.
After three ballots. In which a contest
for the next meeting was spirited El Psso
was chosen. Beaumont and Waco were both
active In desiring this honor.
The matter of chief local Interest In the
Insurance world the recent insurance dis-
cussion over swarding the county premium
was mentioned In the address of President
Conroy and Indirectly by Stuart Harrison
and Mrs. Manlove In their speeches.
The convention adjourned thla afternoon
and after a lunch the members took cars
for F.lectrlo park where they spent the
TEE ORANGE BUDGET.
Intcher & Moore HOI Eat Been Shnt
Down for Repairs.
(Houston Pest Special.)
ORANGE. Texas May 10. A series of re-
pairs are going on at the Lutcher Moore
Lumber company's upper mill which has
necessitated the suspension of the manu-
facture of lumber at the plant for the pres-
ent For some time repair work has been
In order but on account of the overwhelm-
ing press for orders t.ie mill was kept
running although a corns of men hsve for
some time been employed at repairing the
foundation while the plant was In operation.
The mill was shut down yesterday but will
be started up again about Monday. Dur-
ing the shutdown some very e x tensive Im-
provements will be made.
Robert Catron received a painful bruise ss
well ss an usly gash on his hetd last night
by a tree falling on .lira near SaWae Lake
about ten miles from the city. The sccldent
occurred at a late hour last nlarht and the
blood waa not checked until this morning
when Catron was brought in. The unfor-
tunate young man received some very pain-
ful hrulsea la his left side besides the gash
to the skull.
A. S. Joinson superintendent; C. A. Than-
hetaer resident engineer snd J. B. Murphev.
r-wdmaster of the Texas and New Orleans
railroad. In company with a few of the city
officials. Inspected several of the streets of
Orenre today with a view of making some
valuahje Improvements In the near future.
The visit of the railroad officials was at the
reonet of Mayor Bankroft and the city
Killed by Falling Machinery.
CARTHAGE Texas May 10. T. J. Fraser
president of the Carthage Brick company
wta hauling a new machine from the depot
to the brick plant on a wagon. The sup-
port ?a.- way snd he fell to the ground
ftid the heavy msehlne fell on top of hlnv
rnflirti'ig some terrible wounds. All of the v
physicians of the town attended the wound-
ELECTRIC & MACHINERY CO.
Took Occasion to Comment on the
Speech by Campbell.
THE EVIL OF FREE PASSES
Can Be Cored by Constitutional Amend-
ment to Be Voted On This Fall
He Declares Wants Declar-
ation of Belief.
(Houston Pest Special
WACO Texas May 10.-The presence of
two of the gubernatorial candidates at the
Retail Grocers' annual picnic near thla city
yesterday added considerable sest ana in-
terest to the occasion. 5
Colonel Campbell made his speech slong
the same lines of bis opening speooh' at
Athens a short time ago and was given
close attention throughout. Mr. Moore the
other candidate for governor made his
speech very brief. In his remarks he took
occasion to comment upon the speech of
Colonel Campbell which was delivered Im-
mediately previous to Mr. Moore's. Among
other things he said:
The distlnsruished candidate for the demo-
... 7 I n for tr.ivernor who has Just
hi r.. Colonel Campbell laid down
fi n.. that h. who ahould seek
suffrages of the democrats of
the high place of chief executive should de
clare nimseu uiwii u.ci """- - : -proposition
I heartily subscribe and In the
brief time your physical patience will per-
mit I snail declare myself upon every
proposition worthy of the peoples consid-
eration at this time. I shall also Invoke for
Colonel Campbell a literal construction of
thln the'eourse of his speech Colonel Camp-
bell bas painted with the hand of a master
artist the evil flowing from the free pass.
Practically all men In Texaa agree that the
ires pass Is a great evil snd time out of
time nave the people declared that It should
go. They have so expressed themselves In the
conventions but the legislatures have
blocked the way. There will be before ths
people at the next election an amendment to
the constitution that will If adopted ef-
fectually wipe out the free pass evil. The
last legislature submitted to the vote of the
people an amendment to the constitution
providing that the membera of the legis-
lature be paid a salary of S1000 each for the
first year's service and Include therein as
a provision that It shall be unlawful for
any member of the legislature to accept a
free pass. If the free pass is taken from
the members of the legislature the result
will certainly follow that the legislature will
take from all other officials the free pass.
This amendment to the constitution will In-
crease the legislative pay approximately
S75000 for each term. The hope l Indulged
by those who support It that It wlU offer
an Inducement for men of larger capabllties
to go to the legislature than now aspire for
such place. Its chief virtue Is thst It offers
the people an opportunity to settle at the
ballot box the great free pass evil forever.
It Is the first opportunity ever offered the
people yet to pass upon the Issue where the
legislature could not possibly veto their will.
Though it contains objectionable features I
am unwilling for this opportunity to pass
by to strike down the free pass evil.
I call upon Colonel Campbell to say to the
people clearly and unequivocally how he
stands on this proposition now up for the
people to settle. Why defer settling this
Issue until another two years shall have
passed by when It can be settled now?
Colonel Campbell has proposed the eetabllsh-
ment of a tax commission to be composed
of the governor attorney general chairman
of the railroad commission for the purpose
of fixing the value of the railroad property
of the state for taxation purposes. Under
the present constitution property values fur
taxation are fixed by the commissioners
court of the various counties and the want
of uniformity In values Is the Inevitable re-
sult. I do not doubt that the railroad prop-
erty of the Btate Is vastly undervalued. But
there are vast properties belonging to pri-
vate corporations of the Btate that entirely
escape assessments and other properties be-
longing to such corporations are as greatly
undervalued as the railroad property. There
are vast properties belonging to Individuals
all over Texas that are not assessed at their
proper value. The difficulty and the only
one Involved In the tax problem. Is the want
of uniformity In values and this runs
through everv class of property In the
State. Any proposition to correct this fault
ought not to be adopted unless It Is suffi-
ciently comprehensive to cover all the prop-
erty of every class and kind within the
Btate. Colonel Campbell's proposition sln-
Jrles out one particular class and is wrong
n spirit as well as faulty In Its conception.
I call upon Colonel Campbell to declare to
the people of Texas upon a proposition to
fix a uniform value upon all the property
of all classes In the State.
Colonel Campbell has agreed with me tnat
one of the greatest evils that curse the Slate
flows from the combines of private corpora-
tions generally known as trusts i-regret
that he did not follow literally his own dec-
laration that other candidates should be
candid open and bold upon their Issue be-
fore the people and to have declared to
you whether the corporation commission pro
posed by myself should be adopted or re-
jected. I regret that the colonel did not de-
clare boldly that there was a cotton seel
trust In Texas that held up the cotton from
the farmers during ths past season for more
than tti.000.000 and that there is a lumber
trust In the State that held up. the con-
sumers ef lumber in Texaa during the past
year approximately at SIO.000000. These
combine have been organised under ths
very shadow of the courts of the State.
They have preyed upon the people to the
extent of millions of dollars that the courts
of the State being even involved to either
harass or destroy them. Our experience
shows that the courts are without the power
to give the people complete and adequate
relief from the oppression of these com-
bines. The case against the Waters Pierce
Oil company waa In the courts for more
than a year and a half and during that
time this concern held up the oil consum-
ers of the Stste for about S cents per gallon
more for oil than tike people of the. terri
tories where it had competition. During the
year and a half this litigation waa pending
this hold-up sjrgrea-atedV about XI 2S0.0O).
against which there was no possible relief to
the people through any sort of proceedings
that could be Instituted la any court in the
Hsd there been a suit Instituted as-nlnst
the Cotton Seed Oil company at the begin-
ning of last season. It Is bevond the ranaa
of probabilities that a trial could have been
had before the season was over and dur
ing the pendency of such suit the combine
could hsve held up the farmers of Tex
for $5000000 or SS.00OOM just the same as If
no suit had been filed. If a sutt were In-
stituted now against the lumher mills until
i trial could be Baa the combine could con-
Inue to hold up the peonle to the extent of
about SS per cent on their lumber.
The corporation commission could give In-
etantsneous relief. It could Investigate the
corporations in these combines and with In-
terference by the technicalities and cum-
bersome procedure of the courts put them
In the hands of receivers and at once de-
stroy their Illegal co-operation. With such
arm or the government no eornoratlons
doing business In the State would be so
foolhardy as to belong to a trust and the
people would be liberated of their oni
aldom ainns of corporate Dower and th thraldom
or trusts greea
I rMI upon Colonel Campbell to declare to
the poor-le of Texas whether he Is In favor
of or opposed to the adoption of the cor-
FOB LEGISLATIVE HONORS.
Colonel Tom R. Jennings May Try for
(From the LoPorte Chronicle.)
For several weeks a rumor h-s been In
the air connecting Colonel Tom R. Jennings'
name with the race for legislative honors.
Colonel Jennings la not a candidate for the
place but It la known that several of his
closest friends have been urging him to per-
mit the use of his name. He stated yeeter-
day that he nas the matter under consld-
eruo ana may oecHie to try for the nomi-
nation. While a resident of Kacogdochee Colonel
Jennings served with distinction In the lower
bouse and wielded a potent Influence In
State ' Ulrmk'n hdy of the
While the Chronicle can not approve the
Srinclplea of the party with which Colonel
ennlngs Is allied. It Is the dominant party
In this State and will probably send three
"reeentUva iron thlt district to Aia-
Uo. Ztua feeing so tt Is highly Important
that the man selected shall represent the
highest type of cltlsensmp.
Colonel Jennings Is entitled to be called
a statesman. He Is well Informed on. and
takes a broad view of all quextlons of Stale
snd National Importance. Ho has strong
moral tendencies; Is an authority on litera-
ture civil government and public affairs
generally and is peculiarly fitted to repre-
sent the people In the legislature of the
State. The citizenship of La Porte Inde-
fendent of party lines would be honored hy
is selection. All this Is said in Justice to
an able cltlren with whom the Chron'cle
has frequently differed on minor locul mat-
ters. COOPEB'S CAMPAIGN.
Ia Much Encooraged by Tour He Has
Just Completed. .
(HOHtton Pest Slecil.
BEAUMONT Texas May M.-Hon. 8. B.
Cooper returned to the city last evening
from a trip through Bablne Jasper and
Newton counties where he delivered ad-
dresses In the In erest of his candidacy lor
a seat In congress from the Second congres-
sional district. Mr. Cooper elates that he
met with a hearty welcome In Kast Texas
and received many encouraging assurances
of sympathy and support. He will be at
home only a few daya when he will return
lo East Texas to resume the active and ag-
gressive campaign he Is making.
EXCURSION TO M'KINNEY
To Carry Crowds to Hear Colquitt's
TERRELL Texaa May 10. The central
committee In charge of Hon. O. B. Colquitt's
campaign In Kaufman county has arranged
for an excursion to McKlnney next Satur-
day May 12 for the Btate campaign opening
at that point. A special round trip rate of
li.EO has been announced by the Texas Mid-
land and through coaches will be provided
on the regular train leaving Terrell at 8:22
a. m. arriving McKlnney at 11 :55 a. m. Re-
turning the excuralon will leave McKlnney
at 4 p. m. arriving Terrell at 7:20 p. tn. A
brass band will probably accompany the
Kaufman county delegation and appropriate
banners will be displayed on the coaches.
Campbell Clnb at Beaumont.
(Houston Post SpecM.)
BEAUMONT Texaa May 10. The sup-
porters of Hon. Tom Campbell of Palestine
are getting together and will organize a
Campbell club In this city. Ha will visit
Beaumont next Wednesday and It Is the In-
tention to have him make a speech at the
Kyle theater. Local supporters and admir-
ers of the gubernatorial aspirant from
Palestine have called a meeting to be held
at the city hall next Monday evening for ihe
purpose of effecting tho organisation of the
Campbell club and to perfect arrangements
for his forthcoming visit. Air who are
friendly disposed toward his candidacy for
the democratic nomination for governor of
Texas sre Invited and urged to attend this
Campbell at Taylor.
Houston Pott Sptcinl.
TAYLOR. ' Texas May S. Hon. Tom M.
Campbell candidate for governor was In
the city yesterday after having spoken in
the city of Georgetown In the interest of his
Mr. Campbell is well known in this county
and will have a large following here. He
expressed himself as well pleased with the
progress of his campaign. He left on an
afternoon train for Waco where ha will
Polk County to Have Candidate.
(Houston Pot SpicicL
LIVINGSTON Texaa. May 10. At a meet-
ing held at ths court bouse this evening It
was moved and carried that a mass meet-
ing of the county be called for Wednesday
next at 1 o'clock to select a candidate for
Polk county for representative.
On motion Judge James E. Hill Hon. J.
C. Feaztn and Dr. R. B. Love were appoint-
ed a committee to prepare an address to tho
vctera urging the Importance of action.
Waller County Chairman.
(.Houston Post Special.)
HEMPSTEAD Texas May 10. A day or
so since at a meeting of the democratic
executive committee of Waller county held
In this city for the purpose of taking action
on the resignation of its chairman Mr. D s.
Cuny which had been tendered Mr. Keet
McDade a local attorney was elected to
fill the unexpired term.
Judge Hardy Canvassing.
iHonstrn Post Sptcutl.t
BRYAN Texaa May 10 Judge Rufus
Hardy of Corslcana candidate for congress
from the Sixth district was here today
meeting old friends and making new ones.
LOSS IS LIGHT.
Denial of Heavy Mortality Among the
v Cattle Dipped.
(Houston F.ui Spttiol.t
GUTHRIE O..T.. May 1. Dr. Leslie J.
Allen. In charge of the Federal cattle in-
spection in Oklahoma who has Just returned
from a trip to the Oeuge nation says' that
the reports of heavy losses by reason of the
dipping of cattle there are exaggertaed and
that the loss will not average over 1 per
cent. In some localities cattle have been
brought In which were very thin and weak
and In these the mortality has sometimes
run as nigh as 6 per cent. On the other
hand cattle which are In good condition
are but very slightly affected. One shipper
brought In 1060 head an. I lost but three from
dipping. Dr. Allen reports that there are
now about 136.000 cattle in the Osage reserva-
tion brought in from the south for summer
feeding. There ia au increase of (000 over
the number pastured there last year.
For the last two years the bureau of ani-
mal Industry has Insisted that all cattle
brought from Infested regions into the Osae
reservation must be dipped In order to pi e-
vent further spread of the contagion and
the results are beginning to show as the
reservation Is now much cleaner than ever
before. In the Creek nation. Just south of
the Osage conditions are not nearly so good.
One cattleman there whose cattle had not
been dipped recently lost SOS head from
TnrirTi OF DALLAS POLICE.
The New Commissioner Not Yet Beady
to Nominate a Chief.
DALLAS Texas. May 10. Haxel O. Sam-
uell. the new police commissioner of Dallas
took the oath of off! e this morning before
Mayor Curtis' P. Smith.
Mr. 8amtell to now at the head of the po-
lice department. It is stated that he will
not take action retarding the nomination
of a chief of police for several daya Mayor
Smith Informed Mr. s..muell that he would
call a meeting of O-.e municipal commission
at any time the police commissioner should
be ready to nomiuaic t chief of police.
R. P. Keith Is s;rcr.ly backed for reap-
pointment as chief bit the opposition la
working energetically to defeat him. B. F.
Brandenburg formerly a captain In the de-
partment. Is so far tre only avowed rival
for the place.
(Hous: -- l-st SptcuU.
SOMERVILLE. Texas. May a Rev. W. F.
Davis of Navasota h.is Just closed a ten
days' meeting at this rlace. Brother Davis
Is an able speaker snd fully consecrated to
God and His work nnd we fully realize that
great good bas been accomplished in Somer-
ville the pest ten (ins
Mrs. C W. Wilson. Mrs. Louis W. Hol-
man and Mrs. J. A. Jones returned Monday
from a ten days' vis.t ut the home of Mrs.
Mrs. Hannaman returned to Bryan Tues-
day after a sojourn of three months with
ber daughter Mrs. E. P. Reynolds. v
Mrs. J. W. Chambers Is on a visit to her
son. Ben Chambers at Georgetown.
Mr. John Mourr and Miss Hallle Lewis
spent last Sunday in Ttrenham.
New Bank at Brownwood.
BROWNWOOD. Texas. May M. The Cltl-
aens' National bank with a capital of SlOS.-
08 baa been organlied here. Dr. J. A.
Abney will be president and A. L. Self "vice
resident. Tbe cashier has Dot get been ae-
NOW ON TRIAL
Contempt Proceedings Against Assist-
ant Attorney General Not Completed.
LIGHTF00T MADE ANSWER
In Which He Set Forth that the Books
and Paperi in His Possession Are
Essential to Prosecution of the
(Hnuton Pott Special.
FORT WORTH Texss May 10. Before
Judge Mike E. Bmltb of the Seventeenth
district court today Assistant Attorney Gen-
eral Jewel P. Lightfoot made answer to the
order Issued by Judgs Smith last Saturday
night and served at Austin last Monday
morning directing blm to return to this court
the books and papers of the Fort Worth Live
Stock exchange and to show cause why he
should not be held In contempt for removing
them from the Jurisdiction of this court.
The besrlng was still In progress when
the court adjourned at 6 o'clock this after-
noon until Friday morning.
Mr. Lightfoot waa represented by Assistant
Attorney General W. E. Hawkins Gregory
& Batts of Austin and County Attorney Jefi
D. McLean of Tarrant county. The exchange-
is represented by Capps & Cantey.
The hearing was opened by the reading of
Mr. Lightfoot's formal answer to the order.
Ths answer sets forth that Mr. Lightfoot
wss acting for the attorney general of thu
State and that the books and papers sought
to be recovered were now in the possession
of the attorney general; that at the tima
he secured possession of them and took them
to Austin they were not in possession o:
the court or of the grand Jury of Tarrant
county. Respondent claimed that there waa
no complaint against him by the grand Jury
of Tarrant county on which to base con-
tempt proceedings; and besides he was not
a citizen of Tarrant county but of Camp
county temporarily resiaing in iravis coun-
ty; and that as these proceedings were in
the nature of a suit by ths live stock ex
change he claimed venue and the right to
be sued at bis home.
The live stock exchange the answer
claimed had no right to initiate contempt
The answer claims that the complaint
shows no reason why the Statu Jli-ml-1 sur
render possession of the books; that tbe
books came into the nossession of the grand
Jury by virtue of a subpoena duces tecum
and that they were material evidence In the
prosecution of the cases against ths live
stock exchange the packing houses and the
commission firms for alleged violation of
the anti-trust laws of tbe State; and that
to deprtvo the State of this svldence -by
forcing a delivery of the books to the live
stock exchange would hamper the Btate In
its eriorts to enforce tne isw.
The answer further shows that the atten-
tion of the attorney general was called to
the existence of an alleged trust or con-
spiracy to control the live stock business of
Texas by newspapers publishing a statement
of an agreement to -fix pricea for the sale
of cattle etc.. and that having arranged to
conduct an investigation In the manner In-
dicated by the anti-trust laws of 190S
through John L. Terrell justice of the peace
of Tarrant county respondent became cogni-
zant of the fact that the grand Jury of the
Seventeenth district was then in session
and sugsested to Countv Attorney Jeff D.
McLean the proceedings that followed re
sulting in tne suits tiled at Austin.
The answer sets forth a statement as to
how the books snd papers were delivered
into tne possession ot tne grana jury tne
minutes of the exchange the cash books
and other papers being delivered by Secre-
tary Stleren of the exchange.
Referring to the books and papers the
answer alleged that the State had proposed
to deposit them with the clerk of the Travis
county district court leaving them 'open
to access and Investigation by both sides;
the attorneys for the complainant had been
notified that this would be done hut that
these proceedings were begun and the as
sistant attorney general before sunnse Mon-
day morning last waa served with a citation
to appear and purge bimself of the contempt
The response charges that the complain
ants have entered into a conspiracy that Is
unlawful and that the books are necessary
to prove it; and they also furnish evidence
as to the guilt of others who are not
Included tn the suits already tiled. Where
fore respondent disclaiming any Intention
to ben-eontempt of the court asked to be
The contention of the live stock exchange
is that the books and papers were procured
through a process of the grand Jury of the
Seventeenth district court and that they ere
consequently in tne custooy or that court
from wbfch they should not be removed by
any person. Attorneys for the exchange
represent that they are entitled to see the
documents in behalf of their client and that
the attorney general's department declined
to permit them to do so.
It developed In the evlednce that the officers
of the exchange who brought the books to
the county attorney unaer a subpoena pur-
porting to be issued by the foreman of the
grand Jury had no knowledge of the
State's relation to the Inquiry. The secre-
tary of'the exchanne testified that when he
fave tne pocks to tne county attorney Mr.
.ightfoot was present but that he did not
know him as an assistant attorney general.
In fact thought he waa an assistant to the
AT one point of today's hearing It devel-
oped that the grand Jury nod really ad-
journed when the books were delivered and
nally had no knowledge of the issue of the
subpoena i ne Mate made the contention
at thla juncture that tho books were there
fore not really In tne custody of the court
and then the question arose whether secur
ing the documents lu the name of the grand
Jury when the grand Jury really did not
act. was not more aeciaea contempt than
removing tne books xrom tne court s cus
THE TESTIMONY TAKEN.
The Drat witness examined was Paul R.
Stirun secretary of the Fort Worth live
s ock exchange. Ho first Identified the
subpoena served on him April 6 lWki by a
bailiff of the grand Jury commanding him
to surrender certain books and papers re
lating to the affairs of the live stock ex
change. He took these to the office of J.
D. McLean county attorney. He stated
that Mr. McLean assured him that the cash
book and papers would be put In McLean's
desk in his office and returned when the in-
vestitu.'.ion was completed but that he knew
nothing regarding the Investigation' at Aus
tin by tbe at.orney general.
R. H. ltrown vice president of the ex-
change. W49 the next wltuess and testified
ttiat the cxcbaiuje had never consent! to
Intve tne books ana papers sent o tne at-
t..rnev uet.enii's office at Austin.
i! il .Mi-Nan etateU tnat he had gone to
Austin at.i demanded tne return of tbe
uocuimni in nies. lou out naa ueen reiusvu
by Mr i-igiittoot.
At the afternoon session Mr. Mclean
ooic the stand and made the following state
ment in i-..rt: " 1 do not remember the date
iin which Mr. LiBinfoot ciime to tort Worth.
At the time 1 was boarding at the Hotel
Worth where I first saw 'lnm. He met me
in the dining room ana epoae to me ana iota
me what bi business was In Fort Worth.
To the best of my recollection It was S or 7
o'clock in the cvenli.g We had one or
two conferences and tne next day he came
in m. nil. I antii to know what I kmiw
about the live stock exchange. (Objection
by Mr. Oamy; overruled.) He then asked me
If we had a Jtii-tice of the peace here who
would Issue kuI i-ocnaa for violations of the
anti-trust uw. injection Dy Jar. i.anty;
..verm d i The next morning 1 saw Mr.
Lightfoot and Mr. Lightfoot explained to
uuage itriiu wnj im " . . vi vu
and his business. He asked Judge Terrell
that If it became necessary would he Issue
a process. Jude Terrell stated that under
the law It was ma d ty." Witness went on
to aiy that he and Mr. i.igntioot examined
the fat-era and Mr. Lig.itfoot decided io
carry them to Austin with him. aa If copies
were made and the ortKtnala lost the copies
might not be ad milieu as evidence.
In cross-examination the prosecution en-
dMavored to bring out the foot that Mr. Mc
Lean was unsuthorlzej In using a grand
-Jory subpoena wnicn waa issues oy aar.. nor.
although It was dev. l..fed that he was la
the naoit or aoing cms.
The cross stamina lion of the ouunty at-
. A pure cream of tartar powder
free from alum and phosphates.
No acid but that of grapes which
is pure pleasant and healthful enters
into Dr. Price's Baking Powder
Fruit acids are accounted by hygi-
enists the most important of the elements
of the food of man. and of these the acid
of the grape is most prominento
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
is not only the most efficient and per-
fect of leavening agents but owing to
its constituents likewise promotive
PRICE BAKING POWDER CO CHICAGO.
toraey was suspended for a consultation by
the attorneys for the defense.
Mr. Lightfoot was then sworn and put on
He was asked If he knew that the grand
Jury was Investigating the live stock ex-
change prior to April 1 and replied that he
did not until he made Inquiry. He stated
that he had received letters from sheepmen
at San Angelo and from many other parts
of the State complaining against the ex-
change and that he came here to investigate
same as well as several other corporations
with headquarters in this city. One of the
points brought out was that after securing
the papers he turned them over to McLean
and remained in the city until after the
grand Jury adjourned before taking them
At Lockhart Was Observed by the Con-
federates. (Houston Pott SpecM.1
LOCKHART Texas May 10. Yesterday
wss Decoration Day for Lockhart. In tne
afternoon the local chapter of the Daughters
of the Confederacy and George E. Pickett
Camp of Confederate Veterans assembled at
the city cemetery where. In the presence
of a larfce audience of Interested citizens
a very entertaining program was carried out.
The address of the occasion was delivered
by Judge G. W. Kyser. Comrade John H.
Jolley gave some echos from the recent
reunion at New Orleans. The divine In-
vocation fell from the eloquent Hps of Rev.
Thomas Gregory pastor of the Methodist
church and the services were .Interspersed
with some excellent vocal music.
Thouxh not unon the regular nrotrram.
Hon. A. B. Storey electrified the audience
with one of his cnarscterlstlc addresses and
the closing praver was made bv Rev. E. c.
Routh pastor of the Lockhart Baptist
After the close of the exercises at the
pavilion the women of X. B. De Bray
Chapter placed flower decorations upon the
grave of every known veterah Confederate
in the cemetery.
Williamson County Johnson Onus.
(Houston Post SpecunL
TAYLOR Texas May 10. The Johnson
grass crop of Williamson county which will
possibly exceed MOO acres and which brings
In a large revenue to the producers each
year. Is said to be a complete failure thla
season on account of being taken with
weens and it is round necessary to cut and
bum the first cron. This meana a loa nf
several thousand dollars.
Ee viral On at Lockhart.
(Houston Pott Special.!
LOCKHART. Texas Hay 10. Evangelist
Pratt assisted by his excelent singer Mr.
Brlson Is conducting a protracted meeting
and revival service at the Lockhart Baptist
church which Is re Did I v srowina In interest
and Importance. The several local pastors
or an denominations are cheerfullv and zeal-
ously co-operating and much is expected as
the result of the meeting.
Bonhani Cotton Mills.
BONHAM Texas. May 10-At a meeting of
the directors of the Bonham cotton mills It
was decided to Increase the capital stock
of the mills from S130.0W to rmooo. T.iis
enterprise nas been constantly at work since
it began operation several years ago most
of the time night and day and has made a
gcod dividend from the start. Extensive
additions were recently made to the mills.
(Houston Post S rectal
CAMERON. Texaa. May 10 M. M. John
son a former deputy sheriff and prominent
cttlxen of Cameron took his family yester
day evening dewberry hunting. Thev
crossed Little liver on the Aransas Pass
ral.way bridge. Returning he climbed up a
ladder and when about twelve feet from
Tho Question of Food Important
The question of what to eat is fast coming to be an important one for thoe
who would maintain good health. The best food for man is just & important to
know as the best food for animals. If yon desire to know what kind of food is
best for you prove it by eating daily of
WHEAT FLAKE CELERY
a food easily digested and rapidly yields up its nutritive) qualities. A simple
i food made from the whole wheat berry celery infused and no other article
but salt. It regulates the bowels and tones the nerves.
Served hot by keJag sseshed With botllafl miTx.
Kairiilous-Palstalile-Easy cf Digestion and Ready fa EiS
Be. Pries tbe famous food aunt taw ereeorofrr. Price's Cssua BaUsg rwwdars
Deiicloas Flavarlag Extracts
Jhe ground the ladder broke and he fell
striking his back across a log. At first It
was thought his back was broken but now
while very seriously hurt bis back Is not
In the district court the case of John
Brackenbush charged with killing Emnll
Stark Is on trial a Jury having been ob-
tained this morning. .
TO PBEVEHT SUICIDE
Han Was locked Up in the Tail at
(Houston Post Special.)
CALDWELL. Texas May 10.-A man
about 42 years old giving his name ss J. F.
Vincent was placed In Jail here thla morning;
to prevent him from taking his own life.
He came In yesterday afternoon and went
out In the country stopping for the night
with Louis Heine near Deanville. During
the night he made four attempts to klU aim-
self. He first stabbed himself In the left
side with a pocket knife but' the blade waa
too short to make a serious wound. He then
secured a rope and going out in the yard
to a tree made several attempts to nans;
himself but tbe rope broke each time. Borne
of the family were awakened and saw him
as he Jumped but as the rope broke for
the third time he gave It up and went Into
the house and went to bed. He Imagined
among other things that he had commlttea
a great crime in Temple and that a mob waa
after him to kill him. and be would escape
them by killing himself. .
Bevival at the Methodist Church
Brought to a Close.
(Houston Post Special. ' . .
MONTGOMERY. Texas May 10. The re-
vival which has been in progress tor tho
past two weeks at - the Methodist church
closed last night with three additions to the
church. Rev. Mr. McMahan of Navasota
conducted the services with his daughter.
Mrs. Matcbett organist- The sermons war
exceUent the music also and Montgomery
was much benefited by their presence
with ua -
Two of our merchants. W. R. Jones anl
D. B. Burden attended the sale ef lota at
the new tnwnslte Richards sixteen miles
north of Montgomery on the Trinity and
Brazos Valley railroad.
Some of our citizens are surveying tho
school district this week. It will be twenty-
five square miles. A first class school wHl
do a great deal toward the building up of
Montgomery has a skating link and de-
spite the many falls and bumps the young
people seem to .enjoy the skating. . y
Woman's College Fund Biting. -
(Houston Post Special.
BRYAN Texas May 10. The soliciting
committee for the Texas Woman's college)
wsa out for a short while this morning and
met with splendid ' success raising about
11300. The tot;il subscriptions to date amount
to about 116.0110. Work on the first of the
permanent buildings by Contractor Harrison
of Waco ia progressing nicely.
Fireman Cook Recovering.
(Houston Pott Special.
YOAKUM Texas. May 10. -Volunteer
Fireman George Cook "who was hurt by the)
overturning of the fire department wagon
yesterday is now out on crutches with Bis
face bandaged up. His Injuries are said to
be severe but It is thought not serious.
Cairo Eevived. ?
TYLER Texaa. May 10. Dr. W. Jf. Pack
ard. pastor of Marvin Methodist church this
city has returned from Cairo Texas where
he conducted a revival for Rev. Allan Tooke.
There were thirty-four conversions and
nearly that many additions to the church.
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