The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 26, Ed. 1 Monday, July 4, 1910 Page: 1 of 14
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2GTII JEAK. -V HOUSTON. TEXAS.'MONDAYaJOT
AV1LL10NS OF ACIl
first of amended
. Key rates received
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PEOPLE OP ANY AKD EVERY t S
COUNTY 1H THIS WE
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State Fire Rating oard
? With Order; by
To. AcceptSuch Business as
I - Company Desifei-i
SIX MONTHS TO; RE RATE
: Buildings Wilt Be Necessary De
- r dared Agent L J. Mann. "
WILL ' COMPLY WITH ORDER
trie State Board Has Beeeived Ad-
t f 1. vices to' Tliat Effect Prom
rr k ) ' Many of the Firt TTa-
r." 1 . " ' derwriten. "
(Henlton Port Sprciol.)
'"AtrflTIN Texas. July 1-The Btats
flre-aUn board thU morning receive!
from T. J. Munn of Dallas representing
the Hamburg-Bremen Fire Insurane
company a letter announcing tne ran
.- V.J that his company will comply with the
V ' board's recent order calling for a reduc-
1 tlon in fire Insurance rates. Accompany-
. ' ! Ing Mr. Munn's letter were the amend-
' "i'l'mcnts to the general basis schedule or-
v5Z'( dered by the board these amendments
; being the first to be received1 by the
-: fcoard. . '"'
'-lh' In his letter Mr. Munn says: "I beg
; ; to Incloee you herewith amendments In
' . . Compliance with your recent order mak-
."'..' jV Ing reductions called for. We of coursa
'. ' '"' 4--V reserve the rlghlf 'to accept suoh business
- ' under these reductions as seems proper to
( A a A' Us. 'Bo far as the full compliance within
r'-'.'$4$ the''pTsscHbed:tlma Is concerned I beg
" .v to advise that we are tinable to say when
V A this will he done ss we think tt will take
; c from four -to six mpmns to re-raw ui
j buildings In the Various towns In which
"''t'V'thass additional occupanclea occur. We
U' therefore sincerely trust that a reasonable
i' 't time wlU be given for full compllanca
vunder our amendments herewith filed.
tegallty of this eider as we feel that not
J '. . only more tims should hve been given In
V f k this instance to comply with the" order
i. ' but In putting into effect the law from
f & ths begtanlng."- ' "v
. '. . - i: The flre-ratlna board has now heard
'stf"'y from a considerable number of the lead-.
-r fl feneral and special agents for tne
.;'i2iVf large fire Insurance oompanles and wlth-
r'Af.oat exception they anflounoe that their
:V oompanles will comply with the board's
;'i "'order aS it was In its original form.
. : ! Staos ths board's amended order has been
' a msde publlo. It Is doubly certain that the
V : ' companies will not protest. While the
;i-:v5. board's amended order. Issued late last
i nlfht does not lessen the required reduc-
" tlons m Insurance rates merely changing
ths basis thereof by giving additional
'v.tlms to' the companies for filing amend
menta to the general basis schedule. It
"27 -U believed that there will now be no trio
: tlon. The petition of William Thompson
f : of Dallas' for a rehearing on the entire
' proposition of firs Insurance rates came
r the nearest to being a protest yet re-I--t?
eeKed by th flre-ratlng board.
( t ' White too' ths board's amended order
hfr'-iX'.walto for revision of three of the four
' fr divisions of ths original order the change
'" s not so fundamental as would appear
ifll 'perhaps the greatest point of difference
"yj being In ne reduction of rates for add!-
. .tlonal ground floor. It waa the purpose
f. i of the board to effect reductions without
' entalHng upon the eompanles the heavy
J! . .incidental expense of which Mr. Thomp-
(Sa l : i: en complained.
tfjp X AVIATOH WAS KILLED.
V ('.3Ji Wife and Daughter Were
?nX ) '" Among the Spectator.. .
"i "'j- (AisccititiPriuRtHtrt.)
. i BETHANY PLAINS Rhelms Trance
' ;- X July t.-The opening of the second avla-'.-
41 tlon meeting today on the historic field of
-'i Bethany waa marked by fatal accident
' !;' ':rf Wa.e.htr heln kn'id. '
.j:VM's' Wachter was the first of the contest-
'f ants to appear for practice this morning.
5 ' In his monoplane he battled long with the
gals amid the enthusiasm of the specta-
' 's '.-fi K tors until the rain compelled him to make
-; 5 descent He resumed his flight in the
' r -' 'afternoon and waa flying 'magnificently
when suddenly an explosion was heard.'
:s ' f rThs wings of the machlns doubled up and
V :'" h niohoplane dropped to-th earth with
- vf ... ugnming speeo. . j. ne aviaior was m-
auatly killed in. yiew of the spectators
"j 02f' among .-whom ' were his - wife - and little
f daughter. .'.r';- tf.--ii
p . .;! .The accident Is attributed to the break-
V''ai to Of the wire stays. r.
BOY YJCTIMOF BASEBALL
"i v i ;Alono Compton Killed by : Blow
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V VTNJTARD' Texas '. July; J. Akmao
Coinpton it years ot age twas kilted by
: blow received ffi a baseball gams bere
yesterday- Ths Vmeyard and irbree
teams were; playing and. In the fifth ln-
plug oung Compton " went to bat. '
strick 4 foul and the ball. Jtlanclng -
sjv- struck him in the temple -j Th blow
doi severe enougn to KnooK mm n
SJid apparently was of small cons
lompion quit tne came ana
tt until It Was finished. He then'
to his home about two and a ha
distant in company with three
of his companions On his way 1
was seised with nausea and t
lapsed into unconsciousness fro
a physician could not arouse him
an hour he waa.anlKMl with co
fi jnd died. ' . .. . . - .
f i'he dead boy Is the soft of Mrj
N t B. CompWn old settlers. i
Notified of Compliance
Dallas Agent. V;
SUMMARY OF KEWS
WASHINGTON? July t E"t Teiaa
GaneraHy fair except probably ahowere
Brar the north eoaat Monday. or Tuesday
Ufht to moderate south winds. -v
West TazaaOenerally fair Monday and
t Oklahoma-Generslly fair Monday and
Tuesday continued erann.
; LouisianaThunderstorms Monday and
probably Tuesday..' Agbt to . moderate
v ; - v Tcxaa Politic!.-. .:
COCQCTTT feeU very confident that hs
will .win. "
JOV:SON wilt not get out of the race to
benefit Davidson. .. - ir- ' ' ' - . ".
AN elaborate reception will be tendered
Colquitt In Tyler Wednesday. :.t
"SPELA.B1NDER8"' numrroue'are to' be
turned loeee by the Davidson Polndtx-
ter and Johnson campaign committees
this week. -
GOVERNMENT mar take a hand In set-
tling trouble In Nicaragua.
PRESIDENT TAPT signs order with-
drawing millions of acres of land from
PRESIDENT TAFT and his official ad-
vlners are paying attention to foreign
THREE persons were killed by a bull In
a bull ring at Pueblo. Mex.
INTERNATIONAL congress of railroads
attracts many delegates at Berne.
MRS. BEULAH MARSH was shot and
killed at Dallas.
PROF". GEORGE PIERCE GARRISON of
the University of Texas died at Austin.
THE funeral of the late Colonel Mark
Wless was held at Beaumont.
J. O. POWDRILL charged ' with killing
his son was remanded to Jail without
bond at Center.
ALONZO COMPTON aged 1 yearn was
killed by a blow from a foul ball in a
baseball game at Vineyard.
C. M. M'FALL Is alleged to have beaten
. his wife to death and fatally wounded
' his mother-in-law at Moscow.
THE 8tate: fire rating board rVcehred the
first of the amended key rate sohed-
Bles In compliance with its recent order.
ONE. fireman -was fatally Injured and
two othera hurt when a balcony whlcl
' they were standing on : broke at San
rAntenlo. 4-- : r' V-
rjonr JUDGlB 1 1? U r MTJCtLOVOft
at Waco will consider Hhe mater of the
4 administratorship of the estate of Ed-
. Itor T. a Strelght today.
LAND COMMISSIONER ROBISON has
asked tne governor to suomii o m.
special session of the legislature the
matter of a royalty affecting mineral
resources of State- lands.
SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis 1
NATIONAL LEAGUE PlttBburg 10 Cin-
cinnati 2; St. Louis t Chicago 4.
AMERICAN LEAGUE-Clevelend I. De-
troit 4; Chicago 4-1. St. Louis 1-4.
LEE JONES of Brady made the high
amateur score of lie at the Texas
Sportsmen's association at Galveston.
JAMES J. JEFFRIES and John A. John-
son today at Reno will fight for the
heavyweight puglllstlo championship of
v w NEWTON retired lumberman and
oil Investor died after a year's Illness.
OUTTNGB and prise fight bulletins will
divide honors as holiday amusements
DONALD BRISCOE years old died
from lockjaw after running a splinter
into his foot.
PATRIOTIC SERMONS were delivered
from several puipiu in ouwiyui.o
FRANK STKES witness for defense In
the McFarlane case arrested on indict-
ment on perjury charge.
VIKHTO SHIP AKEIVED.
Eeplica"of Ancient War Vessel Is at
IHoiuton Pert Special.).
GALVESTON July 8. There arrived
In Gelveston today aboard the steamship
Texas of the Norway and Mexican Gulf
line the contribution of Norway to the
Galveston cotton carnival being the
replicator the Viking ship. - This boat.
Which Is patterned after the ones wich
the Norsemen used In their early voy-
.ages Is completely fitted out with war
Ishlelds masts and the trl-cofVed war
sail ana u in "".uhiuh iwu; w
to the water Immediately. '
Waiting the arrival of the Texas was
Captain Alf Bryde and a number of Nor-
wegian citizens of the ety to get a view
of the boat which they are bringing to
America. The boat was shipped lashed
fast on top of the "deck of Xhe'Texas and
while in comparison with ths v modern
liner It looks very much like a toy there
could be seen by expert in shipbuilding
lines and principles which have been fol-
lowed out even-to this day In shipbuild-
ing. . ' '"''.- :i' . .'
The Viking ship will be unloaded to-
morrow and will be housed until the
day of the water parade 'of the cotton
carnival; when it will make IU first ap-
pearance. ' " ' .' ' . ;
sxoem; damage : atfheifs.
Heavy Eain Bporied and Injury to
i -' ' ' . - the Crops. ;
f (Hmto Prt Sfteiat.ii " ' .
PHELPS Texas July t There was a
heavy storm here last lght blowing
down lota of timber and doing considera-
ble damage tn all crops.' Ths heaviest
rain' fell that has fallen here since tne
sterm. of May MUM..- -."w; - "
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v- Jlone to Aepresem uamppeu. -
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' I AXJSTrN; Texas July 1. Engagements
i here will prevent Governor Campbell from
. accepting :SJ Invitation ' to address the
ji citiaens of Texarkana tomorrow and hs
I has therefore asked Commissioner ot AgT
I rlcuhurs E. R. Hons to speak in Us stead.
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A STRAIGHT REPLY TO THOSE WHO MISREPRESENT HIM.;
CHANGE OF POLICY
WStUED STATES HAY ATTEND
Situation Begins to Hesemble That
in Cuba a Few Years Ago Be-v
j fuse to Give Jfp Americans.
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. (MSffaMd fysif fsn)i :: ;
art not' wanting of-ft haige of pofloy on
the part of the government toward th
Nlcaraguan lmbroglo though in Just what
direction the state department will turn
It Is impossible to say. The situation In
the unfortunate republic begins to ap-t
preach that in Cuba In the days preced-
ing the war between Spain and the Unit-
ed States when President McKinley de-
clared It a pulsance at our doors.
A line seems to be drawn north and
south In Nicaragua which neither side
Madrlz nor Estrada ran cross. Fighting
Is going on continuously the country Is
being ruined financially and the consid-
erable foreign business Interests are se-
Morover neighboring States In Central
America view with disquietude the prob-
ability of the strife In Nicaragua extend-
ing 'over the borders Into their own
States. So it Is not Improbable that
there will be a concerted movement on
the part of other Interested governments
to try by moral persuasion or an exhibi-
tion of armed strength to compel the two
factions In Nicaragua to stop fighting
and submit their respective causes to ths
adjudication of others.
WILL NOT EXCHANGE.
General Rivas Refuses to Give Up
(Associated Press Report.)
WASHINGTON July 3. The refusal of
General Rivas. in command of the Madris
forces at Blueflelds Nicaragua to ex-
change Plttman the American engineer
captured while with the Insurgent forces
for Colonel Salamanca whom Estrada
had offered was without consultation!
with Dr. Madris. according to a dispatch
received at the state department from
Consul Moffatt at Blueftclds. The fact
that Dr. Madrlz was not consulted In this
matter has given rise to a suggestion
that there may be a reconsideration of
this proposed exchange.
(Associated Press Report.)
BLUE FIELDS July 3. General Rivas
of the Madris forces has refused the
proposition of General Estrada to' ex-
change the American William P. Pltt-
man for Colonel Salamanca. Plttman Is
s prisoner at Blueflelds Bluff while Sal-
amanca was captured by the. provisionals
In the attack upon Pearl Lagoon. '.
I The Madris steamer Venus with the
Ban Jacinto made an attack yesterday
On Lagoon Point with the object of re-
' talning the customs house at that place
but they were repulsed. Several men
on board the steamers were killed '
. BULLET KILLED WOMAN.
Jealousy Resulted in Tragic Death
of Mrs. Beulah Marsh. : '..
." " Houston Post Special.)
-' DALLAS Texas July J. N; A. Gtm-
mll aged 25 years. Impelled by Jealousy
this morning killed Mrs. Beulah' Marsh
21 years of age at the home of her
mother-in-law 407 Walton street. Two
pistol shots only were fired. One bullet
pierced the woman's brain through the
right eye; producing Instant death. ..The
ther pierced ;the. man's right temple
lodging under the left eye. Ths man was
dead In a moment as stated by those
first to reaoh him. Oammll was a clerk
In th Texas and Pacific freight depart-
ment"; V" V" ' " ' .
v -Mrs. Marsh was ths widow of Eugene
Marsh a professional fnotooyole racer
who was killed on the State Fair tracks
at Pallas In October ISM In an acci-
dent that plunged him' hcadlon from
''. '? -.. .... i Sunn y
A RIGHT THEV.ltOW tlWV ?U0CR
THE C0M5TITUTI0M OP . THS "
l Bull. KILLED THREE.
Sensational Ending of Fight
V . 5 in Puebla Ring.
v . ' 'i lAsaciaifi frtn KtPft.)
MEXICO CITT July I. A spe-
cial to the Mexican Herald from
Puebla says' that one woman and
two men were killed during a bull
fight on (he Ban Antonio Teesoyo t
hacienda yesterday afternoon. The
dead'-are Miss Duran Luis Rulx. e
manaser of the hacienda and Luis 5
5jnoee.-eewbsy.' Ths fight "was 3
aasWsita4isuyptiUsd -Mi. t
m -by people "on the hacienda. Miss s
Duran was In Imminent peril dur-
Ing one stage st the fight and Ruls s
and Florae rushed to her assist-
ance. The Infuriated bull gored e
the woman and the two men. In-
fllctlng Injuries from which they e
died. 'L '
his machine against a fence post crush-
ing his skull. His widow hss since been
a saleswoman In a large department
store. She was the daughter of J. W
Fain a merchant and cotton buyer at
Whltewrlght Texas. A brother of the
dead woman came to Dallas today and
conveyed her body to the old family home
BEAT HIS WIFE TO DEATH.
Moscow Man Also Probably Fatally
(Houston Past Special.)
MOSCOW Texas" July f-C. M. McFall
today beat his wife to death and proba-
bly fatally wounded his wife's mother
Mrs. A. E. Parish.' McFall mads his es-
cape but is being pursued by the sheriffs
of Polk and Angelina counties each of
whom has a posse ond there are a num-
ber of Independent parties who also seak
For some time past McFall and his
wife have not been getting along well
and the fellow has. been drinking consid-
erably. Today when he went to the home
of his wife's parents at Bering two miles
from Moscow he began making trouble
at once. He secured a shotgun and fired
Mrs. Parish Inflicting wounds
whtch will probably result in her death
though she was still sllve early tonight.
With the fall of the older woman McFall
turned his attention' to his wife the two
women being In the house alone at the
Upon the defenseless woman' he used
the empty gun and a hammer beating
her to death. . ' .3?!''
He fled carrying with him the shotgun
with which he hadshot Mrs. Parish.
Neighbors were aroused by the sound cf
the shots but by ths time . they had
reached the house MdFall had completed
his work and was gone.- Sheriff Chapman
was notified and at once phoned Sheriff
Watts of Angelina county It being the
Imprestson that McFall would head for
the rlveY bottoms.
McFall Is about SO years of age and
came here from Tennessee. The Parish
family Is one of the most prominent in
this section and has relatives throughout
this portion of the State.
RECORD CROWD ' OF VISITORS
Over 6300 Transients Arrived in
(Houston Peri Special.)
GALVESTON Texas July S. Despite
the fact that a large number of people
went to Houston and that many Hous-
tonlans were held tack from coming ti
Galveston by the rain there is today in
the city the largest crowd of people that
has been here this season. Trains arriv-
ing; lab last night and this forenoon
brought with them ever S8 which; sc-
cordlng to ths records of Captain Farrell
the depot superintendent Is ths 1910 rec-
ord. ' '. ' '' -.- - '
Tbese excursionists come from all over
the State there being special rates on
from ' Dallas Intermediate points along
the Dallas lines and from San Antonio
esi the' west. Tickets read good for re
turning until Monday sight and most' of
the srowd will spend the Fourth of July
herVro7thT noV meVtloBed''aboV.
-about UOMaoo dtfirn from Houston.-
THtY : CWiRE 10 00 H
FELL TO HIS DEATH
SAN ANTONIO FIREMAN
PLUNGED FORTY FEET.
Two Others Injured When Balcony
Gave Way Pitching Then
Headlong on Rocks.
(' . 77 vV (Houston Post Special.)
SAN ANTONIO.' Texas July I -Ons
Tftfe'raan fatally and twiJ'otHerS'Tn'fVrS
less seriously Injured are. ths results of
desperate fire fighting this afternoon The
three men irere standing on a balcony
forty feet from the. ground playing water
on the. roof of a burning building when
the railing of the baloony tore loose and
the. man pitched headlong to the rocks
a stone wall pickets and the San Antonio
river below. x
The following are the Injured:
Henry Roesler 31 years of age concus-
sion of the brain and numerous broken
bones; his death expected momentarily.
Amos Lucas SO years of sge captain
hose company No 11 Mission Garden
collarbone broken several serious euts
and gashes and Internal Injuries are fear-
ed; may die.
Charles Petry J3 years of sge lleuten-
snt hose company No. II numerous cuts'
and bruises about ths head and his facs
beaten almost to a batter.; Injuries not
The accident ocourre4 Sunday after-
noon at 6 o'clock while the men were
fighting a fire In the rear of Nathan Beck-
er's Jewelry establishment 815 West
Commerce street The men were playing
the hose upon the Toof of the burning
building from a rear balcony of the WHte
apartments I17V4 West Commerce street
when the rotten banisters tore loose and
the three men pitched headlong to the
river and rocks below.
The total loss will aggregate only 1700
fully covered by Insurance. The origin of
the fire Is unknown.
ROYALTY STATUTE ASKED
By Robison Relative to State Land
. Mineral Resources.
Houston Post Special.)
AUSTIN Texas July 3. Land Commis-
sioner J. T. Robison has requested Gov-
ernor Campbell to have submitted to the
special Sf salon of the legislature a bill
with a view to having enacted some kind
Of royalty statyse to provide for the dis-
position of the mineral resources found
on State lands leased or sold for agri-
cultural purposes. Under the lsnd laws
as It Is In order to be able to command
the mineral resources of State lands pur-
chase outright is required. It being stipu-
lated that the minerals are to be used.
The need of such a law was made ap-
parent In connection with the Toyah and
Marathon oil fields. A number of peti-
tions have boen received asking that such
a bill be submitted and a number of po
litical leaders have expressed the belief
that such a law will be enacted whethor
as an entirely new law or as an amend
ment to the existing land laws. Sena-
tor Claude Hudsperti of El Paso is com
mitted to the passage of such a bill.
Commissioner Aoblson announces that
since he recently sent to the county olerks
lists of those persons liable to the for
felture of their lands for ths nonpayment
of Interest he has received "notice that
most of the State's claims fhr Interest
will bo seUled end that there will be very
Nonsettlrment lands were placed on sale
last Friday and on Saturday there was
a rush of Diaaers lor tnese.
" Brownlow Is Yery III.
' -' (Associated Press Report.') ' ' . .
KNOXVILLE Tenn. July 1 Congress
man Walter B. Brownlow ' of ths First
congressional district of Tennessee who
Is critically 1)1 Johnson City shows
symptoms of uraemio. poisoning Indicat
ing mar nm u. nnnna leuin. -- rsm
President Taft : Has Sigoed : Order ' That T
Vast Tracts Oft
MAY CLOSE MILLS
RETRENCHMENT BY COTTON
GLNNERS IS EXPECTED. V; v
Senu-Faniae Condition of Supplies
of Raw Cotton Will Bo Cause ;
(Amciatri Prtst Report.)
NEW' ORLEANS July I. The oottom
market this week opening a day later
than nsual will be called npon first of
all ths dlsoount what promised to oe
when the market dosed for ths week
last Frldsy night. Important weather die.
appointments. Ths forecast wan ( tor
tnors rain In ths eastern part of the
cotton belt where too much rain has
already done mueh damags. If thsrratna
continue until. Tuesday morning they
will overshadow In importance all other
features of the market
Ths report on condition last ; week
showed first bow Important th weather
Is getting to be. It Is time now . that..
pie crop should be making taat progTsss
and anything In ths wct .her that pre-
vents normal developments of the plant
thereby threatening ths yield will have
an Immediate and marked effect en
prices all the tnors marked because of
the seml-famms condition of supplies of
raw cotton. Unless manipulation breaks
out afresh In ths July position It prom-
Ises to be a typical weather market' this
week.'"' X:';::" ' ' .' ''"; ';.
MILLS TO CLOSE DOWN.
Ths ssml-famlns eondlttons are ex-
ted to have s marked effeot among
ills before long and of lata there have
been signs that mtttr were about to start
closing down In earnest shortly as they
have to do In every season like .ths
present . . . . ; ''' ; f i: ' V
The rumor was spread about last wsek
that fifty-eight mills had agreed to shut
down four weeks during July ' and
August Developments of this sort may
have the affect of offsetting to ' some
extent ths xulllih features of the mar.
ket '' '"-....': v
The bod weevil situation will soma In
for its share of attention.. Those who
have mads a study of ths conditions In"
Louisiana Mississippi and Arkansas say
that the ilrst "brood this season of . the
pest It Intubating; In young bolls. 'and
that It Is only a question .of time be
fore this brood makes its . appearance
by the millions and stirs up new com-
plaint among farmers with consequent
alarming telegrams and letters ts the
main speculative centers of ths cotton
world. .' .
BOLL WEEVIL DEPREDATIONS.
Ths extent of boll weevil depredations
will determine in s great measure the
yield of lint in the three States named.
The July deal in New Tork may show
activity and at all times ths trads wilt
look for tenders of actual cotton from
ths shorts who as yet have mads no
very great effort to cover. Sooner . or
later sonsatlonal trading Is bound to
take place In the July position and
operators in all three markets of tha
world will be extremely nervous until this
Is over. August will bear watohlng. for
It has not yet been .decided In ths minds
of the ordinary run of traders at any
rate whetner there Is to be a bu.1 cam
paign In that month or not but It may
be that the indications ons way or an-
other will bs plainer this week.
GRASS .BECOMES MENACE.
Report From Memphis Is of Entirely
Too Aucn Jiain.
(Associated Press Repert.)
.MEMPHIS Tenn. July S. The Com
mercial Appeal In Its weekly cotton re-
view tomorrow; will ssy: '.
Owing to excessive rainfall east of ths
Mississippi rivsr and In Arkansas and
Louisiana cultivation over a large area
was suspended luring the week and grass
has become a menace. For the best de-
velopment of the crop dry warm weather
It is worthy of note however that
there are localities in this territory which
have not had very heavy rains snd hence
many reports scattered about are gokd.
The plant remains small but Is generally
healthy and has begun to take on squares
or bloom nearly everywhere. Owing to
the small else of the plant the general es-
timate Is that the crop Is two weeks lata.
In Oklahoma and Texas moderste to
light rains relieved an Incipient drouth.
The crop there is late and small but has
begun to grow very rapidly and aside
from Its lack of site there Is no com
plaint fields being In an excellent stats
of cultivation. Heavlsr and more general
rains however Mrould be very helpful.
In Louisiana Arkansas and Mississippi
boll weevils are becoming more numerous
and In the former State are reported as
already at work on the cotton.
AN EAST ST. LOUIS KILLING.
Kansas City Man Shoots His Daugh-
ter and Two Men. v
i Associated Press Repert.) - s
EAST ST. LOUIS III. July 3-One
young man and a girl were killed another
man was probably fatally wounded and a
third man was seriously Injured when
Robert Hlgginbotham. aged 40 of Kansas
City attempted to forcibly "remove his
daughter from ths . noma of his former
wife here todsy. He killed ths lattsr's
present husband and his own daughter.
. The dead: r '-"A ' i" !'''.
MICHAEL MOSER. East St touts. C '
EVELYN HIGOINBOTHAM. aged' 11
vsara shot througU ths chest . N-1 :'
Henry C Fellsuer was shot through the
arm and chest.' condition critical. : " ;
M ujilgfltifcotham wa nhot
For Sale Lists.
rlE ACTS UNDER L
' '"' -.V" '' -
Policy Was InacjrateJ
v His Predecessor.
LOCATION ;0F THE LA
Four iod i Halt r.i:::aa Acr:i
Bearers of Pctrolccz.
2594113 ARE PHOSPIl
The Authority of the Tnill
' Withdraw These Lands Hzs Z
; 'r'. May Be Expends d.
(' ' : I ..'' : ; -"' '. '
I " - - - -i. J .
tHvicRLT.' Mass July . I-Pr
Taft today took ths first step In 1
conservation policy by signing or
withdrawal ' covering t57ll st
power sitae phosphate and . pt'
lands. .. . 1 . ! ''. .'"
. Ths president also appointed the
engineer offlosrs of ths army who s
eonaUtutl a board which will pass
ths reclamation projects to bs con
under the recent appropriation of
000000. . It is hip ted that there are r
Important announcements to come i
regard to ths conservation policy of
present administration. Ths pre
summoned Secretary of the Interior
linger for a conference oo Tuesday v
various phase of th work to be dor
ths near future will be gone over.
The withdrawal orders signed by
president today as ths result -specif 1
authorised by law Mr. Roosevelt
president Inaugurated the policy of
drawing public lands under the gen
theory of ths 'right Sf the executive
do anything In th Interest of the .put
domain not prohibited by law. Preslii
Taft has acted lq ths same way.
- . RIGHT fa "QUESTIONER
- But the right of ths president to t
theee withdrawals has been que
'In sultr ' now pending .Jn- .tho
courts snd XJis .presidents seem
passage of a bill by . the last oni
glvtng him . ths authority tQ wlti
lands pending special legislation for t
disposition. The bill was approved t
day oocgress adjourned. . v '
' President Taft also . signed! ' orders
withdrawal today covering publlo Is
fti NaUonal forests In Alaska in w
workable ooal Is known to occupy t
ratifying th order of withdrawal n
by direction tt former President F-
velt on November 11 1S0I.
''."" liOCATTOM . OFTHB LANDS.
' Th water power Sits withdrawn
President Taft cover a .total of 1.4
acres. Th phosphate lands with 6
totet BH11 acres and ths petrol
lands 4447.11 acres the area tnvr
In th power sites withdrawn are as
lows: Vi '- . "' ''-A-i'i
' Arlsona 10T.SIQ acres; Caltfomla 4
acres; . Colorado S01.S4S acres; I
tS0.m sorest Montana. 1U.S1I acres; ;
vada 14601 acres; New Mexico 1'
Sores ; Oregon JTSiTJl sores; Utah t
lit acres; Wyoming 10S.IM acres.
Ths phosphate lands withdrawn are
follows: Nevada I7.4W acres; Idaho. I
10S.J1T acres; Utah Wl6(sree; Wye
Ing 1SS1S51 awea'. ' v'. i':
Petroleum land withdrawals . cover i
following: . ? ' J
Artsbna C30.500 a acres California 14
7S0 acres Colorado 17474 acres Loulsit
J147 aerea New Mexico O01 acr
Oregon 7t acres UUh Ml54 - ac
Wyomloi tt.el. aores.' ";.f;J"
BOARD OF ENGINEERS.
The' board 'of engineers - appointed '
the president today to sxsmlns and
port upon reclamation whloh .lt Is i
posed to complete or extend with tv
provided for In th act authorised tha
suanc of 120000000 la certificates of
dehtedness Is headed by Lieutenant C
net John Blddle who was until race
the engineering commissioner of the 1
trlot of Columbia ' and who la now
duty st San Francisco. The other f
members of ths board are Lleutc
Colonel Wlnlam C Langfott and V
William W. Hart Charles W.Kuts i
Harry Burgess art Of ths engineer c
of .the army. Colonel Langfott Is
commandant of toe engineers' school
WashlngVsn. . ''. i n v
The officers wilt be directed to ri
In person as early as practicable to t
secretary of the interior.' '';' a '!'
In the expenditure of Jhe fJO.OOO.e) ;
president Is made ths final arbitrator
must approve prCJect before sny of
money can be expended. Th act pro-
that "No part of this provision snn
expended upon any existing project
It shsll have be sxamlnsd and r
ed upon bya board of engineer off
of the army designated by the pres
and then when It shslt be approve i
th president as faastbls .and practi
snd worthy of such expenditure or
shall any portion of this approprlat
expended upon any i new project."
. President Taft attended srvlr
Grac Episcopal church in Salem
where the fourth anniversary of me
torat of Revi J. P. Franks
brated. Mrs.. Taft. Miss Helen l
Captain Bntt accompanied the p.
(The . presidential yacht Mayflu
rived at Beverly today and wul i
throughout the summer. ;
11500 Flrt at Sherr-
i.'. "' ' ' - IHomstA Pott SpeeieJ.)
; SHERMAN. Texas July S.
. sn and servant's room ef
Koum. a larce hotel here r'
earlyhour this morning can
The loss is covered t
bit; erlilft Qt tha Ur u u.
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