The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 114, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 27, 1916 Page: 1 of 14
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POZIERES IN HANDS'
OF BRITISH TROOPS
TOOK NEEDED REST
Strengthened Positions Preparatory
to Attempting Advance To-
RUSSIANS MADE GAINS ON
EASTERN BATTLE FRONTS
Berlin at Variance With Petrograd
Reports of Riga Fighting Er-
singan Deserted by the Turkish
Forces in Riot.
The Associated Press summarizes
the war situation as follows:
With the village of Pozieres com-
pletely and apparently securely in
their hands and having strengthened
their position by the capture of two
strong trenches west of the village
the British troops seemingly are rest-
ing before attempting again to throw
their forces against the Germans who
are blocking their advance toward
Bapaume. Wednesdayaw only' Iso-
lated artillery duels and here and and
there -sharp local infantry attacks
along the entire British front in
France where for several weeks san-
guinary encounters had been engaged
in almost continuously.
South of the Somme the French
have recorded another success in the
taking of a fortified house with some
prisoners southeast pi the village of'
Estrees. Except in the Champagne
where the artillery was engaged in
somewhat violent actions little fight-
ing took place on the remainder of the
In the Volhynia sector the Russians are
keeping up energetically their pressure
on the Teutons In the Stonevak river re-
gion and are attacking the Teutons In
North Gallcla near Brody. In the Slonev-
ka district Petrograd says the Teutons
are suffering heavy losses and that more
than 4000 men five guns six machine
guns and quantities of munitions have
been captured by the Russians.
The Petrograd and Berlin communica-
tions are at variance concerning the re-
sults of fighting that hns taken place
near Riga and in the vicinity of Bara-
novichi. Petrograd claims the repulse of
an offensive by Field Marshal Von Hin-
denburg near Riga while Berlin asserts
that the Germans penetrated Russian ad-
vanced positions thra4 Scatro4'd
thm. Likewise" Petrograd claims a
alight gain tor the Russians near Bara-
novichi while Berlin declares strong
Russian attacks in this vicinity were put
down with heavy casualties ly the Ger-
mans. The Turks have evacuated Krzingan
In Turkish Armenia and the Russians are
In possession of this important strategic
point. The reports of the evacuation
have not mentioned whether the Turks
in their retreat were abletto take awaj
in the face of the rapid Russian advance
the guns and stores In Erzlngan.
The German admiralty asserts that a
German submarine" twice torpedoed a
British dreadnaught off the Orkney
islands Scotland July 20 but the British
admiralty says the vessel attacked was
a small auxiliary and that it was not hit.
S. S. M'CLURE publisher;
CAN NOT STAY IN ENGLAND
American Told He Must Return
Friday on Same Ship From
Which He Landed.
(Associated Press Report.)
LONDON. July 26 1:50 p. m. S. S. Mc-
Clure. the American publisher who was
detained for some time by the British
authorities on his arrival at Liverpool on
the American liner Philadelphia must
return to the United States Saturday on
board the same vessel in the meanwhile
sojourning at an unnamed watering1 place
Inland "tor his health" according to a
statement made by government officials
Wednesday. The British home office de-
clined to grant a permit for Mr. McClurj
to stay In England.
COLONEL PHELPS DEAD.
Was Noted Missouri Politician and
(Astociated Press Report.)
ROCHESTER Minn. July 26. Colonel
W. H. Phelps of. Carthage. Mo. who
underwent a major operation at 'a- hos-
pital here last baturuay died Wednes-
day. He failed to rally after the oper-
ation and his condition gradually be-
CARTHAGE Mo. July 28. Colonel W.
iH. Phelps was one of the most active
men In democratic politics In the Stats.
He has been a delegate to national con-
ventions of the oarty several times and
this summer wa one of the delegates at
large to the St Louis convention. He
had served several terms as a member of
the State legislature. Colonel Phelps was
71 yeara old. He was an attorney and
had a large- and successful corporation
. practice. -
WOODMAN OF WORLD DIVIDED.
Financial Relations With Sovereign
Camp to Be Severed.
(Associated Prrss Re fort.)
&SNVER Colo. "July 28. A report of
the committee on relations to the sov
reign camp that all financial relations
with that organisation be canceled was
- unanimously adopted 'Wednesday at the
head canjp session of the Woodmen of the
World Pacific Jurisdiction. This action.
It Was announced mean complete divorce
from the sovereign camp with which fra-
ternal but no financial relations had ex-
piated and the Incorporation of an inde-
pendent insurance society ta be called
Woodmen of the World.. A new ritual la
io e aaoa.ea
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VOL. 31 NOfil4.
THE NEWS SUMMARY
(Associated Press Report.)
WASHINGTON. July 2S Bsst Ttsss sad
Oklahoma Thursday and Friday onaettlsc.
West Texas Thursday and Friday fair.
Louisiana Thurartar and Friday partly ckmor
scattered ahowera in south portloo.
Arkansas Thursday ana rnaay paruy ciouuj.
Forecast for Houaton and vicinity Thursday
unsettled weather. .....
Temperature extremes ann nrccipiianou ai
Houston for 24 hours andlng Wednesday 6 p. m.:
Maximum W. minimum 7U. rrecipiunon .uv.
Atmoanuerlc pressure at Houston at ft p. m.
30M sea lerel readlm. 1 '
Sunrise B:M a. m.. sunset. i:iu p. m
Oomparatlre recordat Houston for July 2:
1918. 1915. 1W4.
0 a. m 70 73 74
10 a. m 7 . . 7B . . 85
s p. m jhj wi v
Bp. m &8- S 93
RelatlTe humidity 7 a. m.. 88 per cent:
p. m.. 64 per cent.
Calendar for the Day.
Reaular Weekly Luncheon of Rotary
Clubs on the Rice Roof at 12:15 p. m.
Municipal Band Concert at Elizabeth
Baldwin park from 7:30 to 10:30 p. m.
Isis theater: "Girl's Bare Back." '
Queer theater: "The Phantom."
Crown" theater: "The Tarantula."
Liberty theater: "Hell's Hinges."
Zoe theater: "The Whirl of Life."
Key theater: "The Sorrows of Love."
Gem theater: Picture of soldiers on the
Rex theater: "From Broadway to a
Eden park: Vaudeville dancing and
TWO A.MED MEN held no an Indianapolis
nana ana eacapea wuu iiow m -u-
COLONEL W. H. PHELPS a noted Mure In
democratic politics in Missouri aiea iu nuvu-
THE infantile paralysis epidemic In New York
city continued to sain so aeains oeina re-
ported for tlie day and 162 pew caaes.
THE Middle West was In the urlo of an In
tense heat ware weuoesaay. me rrops ui-
frrinu aeTerely and many proatratlona being
SENATE army bill prorMwi for increase In pay
of all men on the norner. proTiaes k""""")"
may vote in coming; presidential election and
raises minimum age of enlistment from 18 to
OFFICERS of the Irish relief fund to New
York cut hae asked ror an explanation m
the Rtl'sh order barrtna; Its treasurer. Burnt
II. ellr. from lsndlnx In Ensland with a
fund for Irish cltisens.
THE German merchant submarine tbe Deutsch-
land had Been alven clearance papers i
tlmore. The time for departure has been
kept a secret. The papers ajWe the deatina-
tlon aa Bremen or some port In Germany.
BURSTING of air bubbles In the arteries of
Miss Elisabeth Radcllfle save tne nrst new
in tbe mystery of the girl's death In Olney.
111. in connection with which crime Roj
Illnterliter la bln held by the police.
REPORTS reaching tbe border declared that a
force of 200 bandits were operating soutn or
the Rio Grsnde in tbe Tlclnlty of Ssn Carlos.
DEVELOPMENTS In the proposed diplomatic
parleys orer th4 Mexican situation are lag-
ging. DeMy on the part of.Carranxa's officials
la B-lrn u thi. cause
THE national guard Is being kept on The border
ror loe proiecllon or toe country ana not ior
drill wrote President Wllaon to the mother
of ao Indiana militiaman.
( ARANXA forces which bare been held at
points southeaat and wear tr general rer-
khing's punitive expedition have dlaappeared.
It Is supposed- they have been ordered south
. to search for bandits.
APPLICATIONS for the release of guardamen
hare been pouring Into General Funaton'a
headquartera at San Antonio at the rate of
1500 a week. They come from parenta. sweet-
hearts and mothers of the enlisted men.
A.V AMENDMBST 'tW UU arrMdzag
TtrsT. wat -weajre- wa xaw eoiaer i visits extra
foreign dsty pay was proposed in tbe senate.
A KOTE ' denning the attitude of the United
States toward the British blacklist will soon
go forward according to announcements in
TEXAS will receive the largest share of any
State under the new federal good roads fund
apportionment which will be made In Sep-
tember. The amount aet aaide for the State
Is I281.92T. but will not be available until a
State highway commission or depsrtment Is
created by the State of Texas.
W. H. LONG aged 6 reara.was gored ta death
bv a yearling at Fort Worth.
TOM O. CONaLLT. an uncle of Coogreasman
Rleet Tom Coually of Martin died at his
km.. In W.m
THE- FIRST 100 bales of cotton of the 191
crop marketed In the United statea was re-
ported from Harlinsen.
A GAIN of nearly 1.000.000 in the' assessed
property valuatlona - In Galveston waa an-
nounced br countj officials.
VICTOR QCITTO. aged 16 Tears wss instantlj
killed br a pitchfork while working on hit
father's farm near llallettavllle.
THE FIRST formal meeting of the Texaa Farm-
ers' Congress opened at the Agricultural and
Meehanlcel college Wednesday night.
THE OFFICIAL report made of the killing of
fjoionei m. U. Butler at Alpine laal week
completely cleared the armv officer of all
RKTL'RNS late Wednesday ahowed another gain
for submission. El Paso and several other
heavy antlaubnklsaion counties are yet to be
A 8TATK.MENT signed by supporters of former
Governor Colquitt from every section of ths
State gave out a call for a conference to be
held in Dsllss Monday. July 31.
WACO and Schulenburg were chief contenders
for the next couvention of the Slavonic Benev-
olent society of Texas at the session of the
organisation in Galveston Wednesdsy.
SEVERAL BANKS over the State have algnlfied
ineir willingness to suvance money on cot-
ton according to letters given out by F. C.
Wcluert manager of the warehouse and mar-
keting department. In Austin.
CONGRATULATING former Governor Colquitt
on nis temporary victory ana also sending
s.measage to Senator Culberson. lr. Brooks
defeated candidate In the senatorial prima-
ries gave out his first statement at Waco.
F. H. BRITTON. president of the Cotton Belt
railroad died at his home In St. Louis Wed-
nesday. A CHARTER' was granted lu Austins for ths
North Texaa and Santa Fo railroad with a
capital stock of 1100.000.
BETWEEN 08 and 09 per cent of the train-
men belonging to tlie brotherhoods favor a
strike according to clalma of leaders follow-
ing the receipt of the laat votes on the ques-
THE Southern Pacific railroad announced that
Winning Thursday an embargo on all east-
bound freight by the gulf mute would be en-
forced .Congested conditions at New Orleans
and Galteston waa given as the cause.
MILTON DANIEL former University of Texas
football star waa named coach for T. C. U.
AfiOlTE State champion waa defeated In ths
oouiuwesieru tennia tournament at ii
- -jacs nortop.
TEXAS LEAGUE: Houston 6. Waco 8; Fort
Worth 1. 8an Antonio 0: Kureveport 4-4 Oal
veston 8-7: neainnont-Dallaa rain.
NATIONAL LEAGUE: Chicago 2. New York 0:
Boston 3. Cleveland 2: St. Louis 6-5. Phils-
aeipnia.v-a; ueirou o. VhaaninaTtOD o.
AMERICAN LEAGUE: Boston 1. Chicago 0:
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i iii.iiMi -w. ruiiwirit--iii I-; -i.incinoatl S
New York 2; 8t. Louis 3-0. Brooklyn 2-6.
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SATURDAY'S primary election la Harris county
wai cvu insr vela.
OFFICERS were elected for the Ualvsrsltj club
recently organlsel In Houston.
TROOPERS from ths Hawkeye 8tat aojorad the
u i vam uu .iicii 1 1 1 u iu nowstoo.
MRS. L.0. WIED was held to the grand Jarg-
on 13 charges of forgery ta Jostle Ray.
EXPENSE ACCOUNTS Sled by county cand!
date Wednesday reached total of to244.4B.
MESSENGER BOY for s dnig store was robbed
of to on the "get ehanc f or a (5 bill" gas.
TBE qualified voters of Houston will be given
. an opportunity to vote a Jitney ordinance on
THE third annual picnic of fb general offlr
employe of the Southern Psclie will b held
oaviuraaj m ojivan oeacn.
TWENTY-TWO complaints have beoa died In
the ' corporation court against persons who
usvv xaiicu co uaw cissjnup notice. -Tilt
Cbsmber of Commerce will SI s
' plaint wick the interstate commem
salaaton relative to- rates on packing sous
SHIP HAS CLEARED
FOR HOME DASH
Time of Departure Indefinite Said
REQUEST FOR SECRET
MANIFEST WAS GRANTED
Bremen or Any Other Port in Ger-
many Named Submarine - Was
Submerged and Cargo Probably
(Associated Press Report.)
BALTIMORE Md. July 26 Ar-
rangements to clear the German mer-
chant submarine Deutschland were
made late Wednesday by Captain
Paul KoeuJg commander of the ves-
sel. The customs officials said the
Deutschland cleared for Bremen or
any other port in Germany and wa3-
loaded with a cargo of general mer-
chandise. "The time of my departure is in-
definite" said Captain Koenig in
reply is a question asked by customs
officials for the benefit of the pilot
association. ' '
Collector Ryan with the approval of
the treasury department granted the
request of the commander that the
submarine's manifest be withheld
from publication for a "reasonable
The Deutschland was given another
submerging test at her dock. When
she arose to the surface 10 minutes
later her commander Captain Koenig
and constructor William Prusse ex-
pressed their satisfaction with the re
It was learned that the submergence
of the craft is
necessary to trim her
Ordered U. S.
(Associated Press Report.)
WASHINGTON July 28. Aroused try
an official report from the commander of
the battleship Louisiana that a mysterious
ship purporting to be a British cruiser
has pas-red into the mouth of Chesa-
peake bay early Tuesday morning the
navy department .Wednesday ordered the
armored cruiser North Carolina and three
destroyers to do eottallty lity Wf Cape
Officials maintained unusual secrecy re
garding the matter and would not disclose
Just what Instructions were sent to the
commander of the North Carolina. It
was assumed however that he-had been
directed to see that the German mer-
chant submarine Deutschland now pre
paring for her return trip to Germany Is
not attacked by allied war vessels within
the three-mile limit and that American
neutrality is not otherwise violated.
Secretary Daniels made public the follow-
ing extract from a report submitted by
Rear Admiral McLean commanding the
Norfolk navy yard:
"As this vessel passed the Louisiana
she made the signal which read "English
cruiser." The vessel waa then standing
apparently up the channel toward Hamp-
ton Roads. The lights disappeared very-
soon after the signal was made and noth
ing further was seen of her though the
Louisiana kept a bright lookout for her.
Admiral McLean has been asked for a
more complete statement. 1
Unofficially navy officers agreed that If
the ship sighted from the Louisiana was
a British cruiser the commander of the
vessel had been guilty of a breach of navaj
practice and had violated navigation laws
In cruising within American territorial
water without proper lights.
While it was conceded that the cruiser
was within her rights in entering terri
torial waters provided She had observed
the rules. Jt was declared an attempt to
run Into the bay on a scouting expedition
and in disregard of navigation laws would
constitute a gross violation of interna-
Since the name of the craft is not
known and since she apparently returned
to sea after a brief inspection of the
roadstead only the principle Involved in
the Incident can be treated in whatever
course the Washington government may
pursue. A violation of navigation laws
can not be held against an unidentified
The man-o' -war's lights referred to in
the admiral's report are two white lights
hoisted on the main mast which are the
recognised symbol of a warship at night
the world over. Navigation law re-
quire however that red and green port
and starboard lights must be dlxplayed In
ail vessels in motion. The report In-
dicates that the cruiser did not obey the
The report waa submitted to the state
department aa a matter of Information.
Whether it will be made the subject of
complaint to the British government ia
The statement that the mysterious
visitor In the roads Tuesday night made
the signal "English cruiser" puxxled navy
officers. - The ordinary style of reporting
the Identity of a warship to a passtna
vessel or marne lookout would require u
formal statement of nationality and name
The Louisiana would report herself aa the
"U. S. 8. Louisiana" and a British war.
shipordinarlly would say "H. MS" (his
majesty's ship) before giving her name
British Cruiser'i Daring
Worrying Naral Cirolei.
(Associated Press Report.)
NORFOLK Vs. July M. Nayaj circles
hummed Wednesday with discussions of
the unexpected visit of the unidentified
British cruiser to the .lower part of
Chesapeake bay Tuesday news of which
baoame known Tuesday night after the
warship had returned to her patrol duty
J (Continued on' Page Two.) i
HOlJsTON' TEXAS. vTHURSDAY JULY
FAVORS STRIKE IS
CLAIM OF LEADERS
: 4 aaiaaassaassW.1
Between 98 and 99 Per Cent of
Railroad Men Voting Declared
to Be in Farpr of Walkout.
ENGINEERS C0)DUCT0RS AND
OTHER TRAINMEN INVOLVED
' t tr
Eesults of Vote to Be Canvassed in
Kew York the Early Part of Next
Month. and.. Decision Announced.
Other Striles Declared.
(Associated Prrss Srcr?.
N CHICAGO -July- 26. Leaders of the
four train service brotherhoods com-
prising more tnar) 300.000 members
may be empowered to call a general
Btrlke if reports concerning the vote
on the eight-hour -day and time and a
half for overtime propositions are true.
Confidential advice reports from vari-
ous sections. ot the country indicate
an overwhelming sentiment in favor
of giving the'ieaders this power.
The engineers firemen conductors
and trainme'rf are involved. In some
places It .is. said -as high as 90 per
cent of the vote has been in favor of
authorizing the leaders to refuse arbi-1
tration of the demands. The count I
will be made in New York the early
part of next month.
The final vote was received at head-
quarters at midnight and a statement
from the leaders at that time claimed
that between 98 and 99 per cent of the
men favored' a strike.
Figures reported showed the Mis-
souri Pacific percentage at 97 Frisco
at '99 and the Missouri Kansas and
Texas at 98 per cent.
(Associated' Press Report.)'
NEW YORK. 'July 26 The garment
workers refused TVednesday to ratify the
agreement 'entered into by their leaders
with the Garment Manufacturers' asso-
ciation and were ordered back on strike
-by Benjamin Schlesslnger president of
the Workers' union.
The strike together with a lockout in-
volving in all 60000 -workers has tied up
the garment working industry in this city
longer than three months.
The action rejecting the agreement
reached by their leaders was taken by the
members of the unlon'Wednesday at a
mass meeting attended by scenes of die
order. SchJeFsinger and other leaders
were denounced by the workers for "be-
by consenting to this
NEW YORK. July 26. Refusal of the
striking garment workers to ratify the
agreement entered into by their leaders
with the manufacturers association waa
due to failure to provide -for arbitration
of differences by a disinterested board
it was learned.
(Associated Press Report.)
PITTSBURG. July 26. Eight hundred
and fifty street sweepers teamsters and
park laborers who have been organized
Into a local union struck Wednesday for
an Increase In wages and abolition of
white uniforms for sweepers. They re-
ceive an average of $2.40 for an eight-
hour day and demand an increase of 5
cents an hour. -
BRONX STRIKE SPREAD.
Yonkers and Mount Vernon Street Rail-
ways Tied Up.
(Associate 1 1 ress Report.)
NEW YORK. Julv 26. The strike of
the Yonkers N. Y . street car men spread
Wednesday to tin- H'onx in this city and
all trolley cars which run from the Bronx
to Yonkers and Mount Vernon are Idle.
The employes of the Union Railway com-
pany which is owned by the same parent
company the Third Avenue Railway com.
pany controls the Yonkers railroad went
on strike In sympathy with the Yonkers
The Yonkers men demand Increased
wages. The strike began 10 days ago.
Unless the police take more drastic ac-
tion Edward A. Maher general manager
of the Union Railroad company declared
he would not be surprised If the strike
of motormen and conductors extended to
all surface lines In Manhattan. He said
a virtual rein of teiror has been spread
by the strikers in the territory affected.
Hundreds of automobiles and horse-
drawn vehicles overcrowded with the
passengers traveled hack and forth along
the lines of the surface railways in West-
chester and the Ilionx Wednesday night.
ST. THOMAS NOT SURPRISED
AT SALE OF DANISH ISLANDS
Conditions Had Gradually Been
Growing .Worse St. Croix
Facing Trouble. -
(Associate ! i'rrss Report.)
ST. THOMAS. 1. W. I. July 26. Noth-
ing Is' known here officially concerning
the probable purchase of the Danish West
Indies by the I'nlted States from Den-
mark but the news that negotiations for
the transfer of the islands have virtually
been completed caused no surprise per
slstent rumors of the probable transfer of
the Islands having heen received of late.
Due to the reluctance of the Danish
capitalists to invest more money for im-
proving and maintaining the ialands con-
ditions daily have been becoming more
St. .Thomas is threatened with bank-
ruptcy the harbor trade its principal
support being almost dead. St. Croft
Is facing a social revolution following
Agitation by laborers for hlgtfer wages
and better living conditions.
Public sentiment In St. Thomas la
divided over- the u "est ion of the trana.
fer of the Islands the lower classes of
the people bcuig me more aestroua for a
WOMAN WEPT WHILE
Mrs. L. 0. Wied Held Under $1700
Bonds for Forgery.
Two Little Children Were in Court
ltoom During; Examining Trial
of Mother Lunacy Charge
Occasionally weeping and holding; a
handkerchief to her eyes and then look-
ing straight ahead with a smile Mrs. L-
O. Wled listened to witness after witness
testify against her in Justice Rays' court
Mrs. Wled was having her examining
trial on 16 charges of forgery. Her moth-
er her husband and their two little chil-
dren were seated by her. Her mother
also was affected by the proceedings. Mr.
Wied listened intently to the testimony
and would occasionally talk to and con-
sole his wife. They paid no attention to
the crowd around them.
Jhe two little children of the couple sat
in the laps of their mother and grand-
mother entirely Ignorant of the events
that were taking place around them.
Finally after the witnesses had been
heard and Justice Ray announced that
Mrs. Wied would be held for the grand
Jury in the sum of $1700 on 13 charges
of forgery she seemed to lose her com-
posure and softly wept.
HUGGED AND FONDLED
She hugged and fondled her children as
they were removed from the court room
byy their grandmother who will take
them to her home In East Texas Thurs
day morning. The affecting scene caused
tears to form in the eyes of many of the
spectators. Kind friends saw that the
children and grandmother would be well
cared for until their departure Thursday.
A surprise was sprung at the close 'of
the hearing when Attorney Heidingsfel-
der who acted as counsel for Mrs. Wled
announced that relatives of the woman
would probably prefer a charge of lunacy
attain st her alleging that her acts were
not those of a une person. Mr. Held
ingsfelder did not say when such a charge
would be filed but intimated that it
would be done.
The court room was crowded many
women being present. Neither Mrs. Wied
nor any member of her family was called
to the stand.
MEN AS WITNESSES.
Many witnesses were heard all repre
sentatives of prominent Houston business
houses who testified that they had ac-
cepted the checks shown them either for
merchandise purchased or cashed them
outright. In numerous instances they
said the woman would make out the check
for an amount slightly larger than the
purchase would amount to and she would
receive the balance in cash.
In every case the evidence showed that
a fictitious name was signed to the
check and where goods were purchased
they were sent to addresses that were In
some instances vacant lots or places
where she was not known. None of the
checks was for a large amount. Every
witness positively Identified Mrs. Wled as
the woman who had bought goods of them
or asked that a check be cashed. In every
Instance the check was returned from the
One of the w tinesses was a handwriting
expert who testified that every check
shown him was slgnd by one and the
The woman's vagaries were shown in
the range of articles she would order sent
to fictitious addresses only to be re-
turned. At one store she purchased a
piece of Jewelry at another a davenport
at another a quantity of wall paper a hit
at another store shoes at another an
electric fan at still another and so on.
Three cases in which the witnesses
were not present were reset by the court
for Friday afternoon. The woman was
taken back to Jail at the conclusion of
the hearing which lasted nearly three
WILL COMPLAIN OF RATES
ON PACKING HOUSE PRODUCTS
Chamber of Commerce Will Tile
Action Against Santa Fe and
Complaints will be filed with the Inter-
state commerce commission in the next
day or two by the Houston Chamber ot
Commerce against the Atchison Topeka
and Santa Ke. railway and 56 other rail-
roads protesting against freight rates
for the transportation of carload lots of
packing house products and lard substi-
tutes from Ho'iston to points In Okla-
homa. It Is alleged- that the Houston shippers
are unjustly and unlawfully deprived of
their natural markets and that the rates
tc all points in Oklahoma are in restraint
of trade and arbitrarily prevent the na-
ural growth and expansion of Houston's
trnde relations in a 4arge and populous
The rate now charged by the railroads
for transportation to points in Oklahoma.
415 miles distant. Is 50 cents whereas fo?
the same distance the interstate com-
merce commission has held that a rate ol
42.5 cents is reasonable; at points In Okla-
homa 5!H miles distant from Houston a
rate of 72 cents Is charged. The Inter-
state commerce commission has held thai
a rate of 62. 5 cents Is reasonable. The
are embodied in the complaint as ex-
' REACHED ICE FIELDS.
Shackleton Now Seeking Marooned
Companions for South.
(Associated Press Report.)
BUENOS "AIRES. Argentina July 26.
According to a message received here
Wednesday. Lieutenant Sir Ernest
Shackleton the British Antarctic ex-
plorer has reached the Ice fields in his
effort to rescue the IS men left on Ele-
phant Island last April when his expedi-
tion returned irom the south polar aone.
The relief party left Puntas Arenas
July 21 on board the schooner Emma
which was to be towed as far south as
possible by a Chilean government steam-
ier after which It Is the Intention of the
explorer to continue his search for his
PRICE 5 CENTS
VOTERS TO SETTLE
City Council Set August 26 as the
Date for Election.
Question Has Claimed Attention for
Two Years Many Legal Bat-
tles Have Been Waged for
and Against Men.
The" burden of finally settling the Jit
ney question will shift from the courts
and the city council to the qualified
voters of Houston.
The city council has fixed August 26
as the date of the election which Is the
same date fixed for the senatorial runoff
For nearly two years the Jitney prob
lem has faced the city officials and courts
of the county in several different forms.
The most recent was an injunction to re-
strain the city from enforcing the bond
feature of its most recent Jitney ordi-
nance. That Injunction was denied but
the court granted a sjay in order to give
the Jitney men an opportunity to carry
the case to the higher court.
Recently the jitneymen 'put into circu-
lation initiative petitions for the purpose
of having passed an ordinance prepared
by their attorneys.
City Controller Bonney certified to the
council that the petitions contained the
necessary 15 per cent of qualified voters
to entitle the Jitneymen to an election on
If the ordinance prepared by the Jitney-
men is voted upon favorably It will settle
for all time the Jitney problem In Hous-
ton unless it is' repealed by a referendum-
vote. E. F. Pickering chairman of the pub-
licity committee for the Jitney union. In
rep!y to statements that Jitneymen them-
selves are not pleased with the proposed
new ordinance Bald that if there are any
who are not pleased with the action that
they are welcome to quit operating at'
any time. He denied that any of the
drivers who expect to continue operating
are opposed to the Initiative petition.
SATURDAY'S PRIMARY COST
42 1-2 CENTS PER VOTE
Smallest Box Eequired $1.54 Per
Man While Largest Oitly Took
The smallest box In Harris county cost
the county democratic executive com-
mittee JUst $1.54 per Vote for clerk hire
to say nothing of its pro rata in the cost
of printing ballots and other expenses of
.On the other hand the largest box cost
16 cents per vote for clerk hire. These
figures are arrived at from computations
made Jjavn the money paid by the com
mittee and from the number of votes
cast at each box. z
The poll list returned after the elec-
tion Saturday shows that there were ex-
actly 13 votes polled at San Jacinto and
Secretary Jim Thompson of the com
mittee stated that $20 was paid y the
committee for clerk hire at this box.
The Humble box with 804 votes called
for the expenditure of $130 for clerk hire.
Taking the county as a whole and
working In round numbers the cost pel
vote was i2 cents. There were 16000
votes In round numbers cast and $7000
was required to defray the expenses.
Secretary Thompson stated Wednesday
afternoon that the actual figures have
not yet been computed but that $7000
will Just about cover the amount.
22 COMPLAINTS WERE FILED .
AGAINST PROPERTY OWNERS
Written Notices Served hy the City
Were Ignored in Many Cases as
Shown by Reinspection
That the city is determned to make the
cleanup campaign a success is shown by
the filing of 22 complaints In corporation
court Wednesday. The complaints were
filed by the city sanitary department
against property owners who it is said
have so far refused to comply with the
wishes of the department and clean up
The property owners were served with
written notices on July 17. A recent re-
inspection showed that many of the no-
tices had been ignored.
Beginning Thursday Warrant Officer
Martin will start notifying the property
owners to appear before corporation court
and showr why they failed to co-operate
with the health authorities.
Violations of the sanitary code are pun-
ishable by a fine of from $5 to $25.
Among the charges preferred is that of
falling to cut grass and weeds maintain-
ing insanitary staliles. failure to provide
proper garbage cans not cleaning alleys
failure to keep toilets In order and other
offenses of a similar nature.
TWO MEN WORKED THE OLD
CHANGE GAG ON ERRAND BOY
False Street Number Given Boy
Said He Was Locked in Closet
and Robbed of Money.
The old "get change for a $5 bill gag"
was successfully worked on J. T. Taylor
a messenger boy for the City Drug store
San Felipe and Sabine late Wednesday
A phone order was received for some
drugs that cost 50 cents and the store
was asked to send ohange for $5 which
was done. The address given was' 806
House street and when the messenger
arrived he could jtbt locate any such
He said he met two men who caUed him
Into a house saying they had sent the
order In. the boy said he was locked
In a closet and robbed of the $5 In
change which he carried. The men fled.
The boy later reported the loss to the
la not all that was predicted far N.. In ;
next Sunday's Post will appear an Im.
portant article In criticism af It wrrttaa
by W. H. Wilson. . .
Buffalo River Don't forget. - .
INCREASED PAY FOR
TROOPS IN ACTIVE
SERVICE ON BORDER
ii i '
Officers to Receive Raise of Ten
and Enlisted Men Twenty Per
Cent While in Service.
GUARDSMEN MAY VOTE IN ' U
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION S
Age Minimum Changed From Eigh
teen to Twenty-One Years Witty
Consent pf Parent? or Guardian'.
1 To Safeguard Health.
(Associated Press Report.)
WASHINGTON July 26. Increased '
pay for officers and men of the regu
lar army and national guard In active ;
faervice for the Mexican emergency (
improved camp conditions to safe
guard their health and authorization i
for them to vote in the field at tht
coming presidential election were pro-
vided in amendments to th j army ap
propriation hill agreed to WV.nesday
by the senate.
By a vote of 44 to 13 the senate also
suspended the rules to adopt an '
amendment changing the age mini-
mum for enlistment in the regular
army from 18 to 21 years with the '
consent of parent or guardian. Under
the provision boys under 21 now senr- 4
ing In the army would not be retained
in the service unless they filed within
thirty days written consent of their
parents or guardians. The amendment
was adopted without a roll call. ' '
Senator Reed of Missouri offered the
amendment which would make the exist-
ing provision fer increased pay to the ' -army
when In service on foreign soli ap i'
ply also to service on the Mexican bor-
der. Under it officers will receive a 14 '
per cent and enlisted men 20 per. cent in '
crease In pay. In adopting it the senat -i
also increased the house appropriation
for pay from $1050000 to $14178240.
The amendment giving soldiers in the '
Mexican service authority to vote in the
field at the national election passed with '
As a safeguard td the health of soldiers ;
an amendment was adopted approprlat--
lng $250000 for construction of wooden : ' .
floors and screens in troop tents alonj
VILLA WITH TWENTY MEN
v IS SAID TO BE LOCATED. k
According to Dispatches From Gen
. eral Ramos Bandit Chief Is in
Canon de las Huertas.
'(Associated Press Report.) V
CHIHUAHUA CTfY Mexico July 26.
Villa' with aBout 30 men is In the canon t
De Las Huertas near El Paso de PenoleAV $
Durango according to dispatches from 1
General Ramos. - -
It was reported that the Villlstas are.'
scattered through the foothills of the
Sierras In small bands. 1 .
BANDIT BAND ROUTED. ;
Three Outlaws Killed in Fight Near Ha
cienda Tres Estrellas. : v
(Associated Press Report.)
CHIHUAHUA CITY Mexico. July 2 '
Government troops fought a sharp skir
mlBh with Villa forces near Hacienda Trtd
Estrellas Tuesday scattering the bandits -andTWrsuing
them Into the hills accord- tv
ing to reports to General Trevino from
General Arrleta AVednesday. The Car- '
ranza column under Colonel Quintans sur- -j.J
prised the bandits who numbered about.
a score. Three outlaws were killed the -;
report said. fr
GeneralIatals Ramos commanding the '
forces engaged In the pursuit of Villa's
main band in Northern Durango arrived r
Wednesday with his personal escort ana
escalon about 100 miles north of Torres :'
ajid is preparing a detailed report of re-jv
cent operations for transmission here of
advised General Trevino. '
SNUBBED SHOT SELF.
Wire Tapper Who Testified Against
Catholic Clergy Found Life Hard.
(Associated Press Report.)
NEW YORK. July 26. "Snubs" to '
which he anil his family had been sub-
jected because of- his testimony against
Roman Catholic clergymen rather than
fear of the results of a second test of his
emciencj as r. telephone eavesdropper
was the reason given in an ante-mortem
statement Wednesday night by Detective
John Kennell chief of the police wire-
tapping squad for his attempt at suicide
Wednesday by shooting himself. Phys-
icians say there is little hope for his recovery.
Post Want Ads
Sets Wants at Nought
Whatever you want it matters
not what an aqualntaace with
Post Want Ads and their won-
derful pulling power in thou-
sands upon thousands will be of
Wherever Post Want Ads go
they go with force and fill the
Innumerable desires of countless
numbers of their customers who
seldom if ever give audience to
any other salesmen.
In all probability there will be
some hundreds of people want-
ing Just the thing you had
thought of selling. ; '
Then get your ad to us today
sure and it will appear tomor-
row morning and stay with your-
prospective purchaser twenty'
lour hours. . r
The Houston Post
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