The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 282, Ed. 1 Friday, January 11, 1918 Page: 8 of 14
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TWO MEN ARRESTED
ON MURDER CHARGE
'Are Slid to Be Men Who Shot Percy
iOne of Suspects Was Arrested Near
i Dallas and the Other at Livings-
tar. Said to Be
' Fred C. Jones arrested by Constable
(Holladay at Livingston several days ago.
' fend Olin Hilton arrested near Pallas
."Wednesday night were brought to Hous-
jton Thursday evening and are charged
Iwlth murder in connection with the
shooting of J'ercy Yolton. a Southern Pa-
iciflc watchman in the Englewood yants
Jast Thursday evening. The complaints
Jsrere filed with Justice of the Peace Lon
' JLusk Thursday evening.
! The sujspf-ct arrested at Goose Creek
last Sunday in connection with the shoot-
Ins and who has been detained at the
; tountv Jail since Uen. was released from
!tustody Thursday morning as events
f Showed tnat ne naa no comietuuu mm
t the case.
1 nlatriM A t f nrn- John M I HWltPr. W'llO
returned Thursday from Lallas and Fort
'Worth w here he went in connection w ith
the case aided in the location and sub-
sequent arrest of Hilton who was taken
Into custodv in the country a bom ten
kniles from Pallas by J. K. Pavis. a South-
tern Pacife special officer and Dallas de-
tectives. "Both are deserters from Cam;) .
Cowie." Mr. Crooker stated.
; The two men were first seen at Livins-
fcton on the day following ilie shooting ly
Constable Holladay. who found iheni
riding a freight train. He succeeded in
arresting Jones but the other man es-
fcaped. 1 Holloday is the same officer who ar-
retted Louis Vtley negro for the mur-
der of Clint Harless. a constable nt
Spring more than a year ago. and also
arrestsd E. N. Kelly at Livingston an
escaped life term convict about a year
go. The latter is the man recently con-
victed for the murder of Tom indlin of
Humble several months ago.
Volton died of his wound at in? rail-
road hospital last Sunday mornmg. He
placed both men under arrest on a charge
Of train riding and was marching them
ahead of him when one of the two turned
around with a pistol in his hand fired
three shots at the officer one ol whldi
' Both men charged with the murder of
Yolton upon their arrival in Houston
Thursday night where brought to the
Office ot District Attorney John H. Crook-
er where they were questioned by him
and afterward locked up in county jail.
; - While no definite statement was ob-
tained It is believed one of them declared
.r be was not in Houston on tte day in
question and denies all knowledge of the
shooting. His companion who was more
Communicative denies lliat he was im-
; plicated in the shooting in any way and
that he had no previous knowledge tl.at
anything of that nature was going to
t happen. Both of them probably will
have an examining trial before Judge
y Lusk Saturday morning.
: After Officer for
Talk on Mob Rule
; (Associate i Press Report.)
' NEW YORK. Jan. 10. Scott Nearing.
Who has been dismissed from the facul-
..: tie of two universities for his radical
..' - Views and who now is chairman of the
Rational executive committee of the Peo-
: Me'i Council of America announced
Thursday night he had called upon Presi-
dent Wilson and Attorney General Greg-
' rv to remove from office Thomas D.
McCarthy. United States marshal for the
: . southern district of New York. The rea-
son given by Nearing for his request is
i .'if that McCarthy has made to him and in
i the press statements provocative of
" "overt violations of the law particularly
of mob violence."
Marshal McCarthy attended a meetin?
of the People's Council Tuesday night at
which fee expressed most freely his opin-
' Son of Nearing and his assistants.
"I am going to put tt to you straight."
McCarthy is quoted as having said. "You
are Just the kind of bird 1 want to get.
i?: "If I ever do get you I will send you so
far that you will be a long time getting
back. One thing more: If this war lasts
" much longer there may be hemp picnics
in Central park on Sunday mornings for
Just such as you. People won't stand
t for your veiled disloyalty. They will
i. a- take you out and hang you to the handiest
.... tree. It will be my job as an officer of
the law to prevent that if I cap. But
-.- I don't mind telling you that if I were not
an officer of the law sworn to prevent
. disorder I -would stand on the f rinse of
jhe crowd and clap my hands."
- In a letter to McCarthy announcing tht
action he had taken Nearing said:
I 'ke It that you. a representative of
the -department of Justice are the first
3't lien of New York to suggest publicly
id specifically a resort to mob vlo-
' lenee. In the present stare of the public
mind such a suggestion is likelv to result
V n overt violations of the law."
DOMESTIC HEW STORIES.
..." NEW YORK n. 19 Fuel admlnls-
.; trators made ready Thursday to close res-
tau rants cabarets and other amusement
'. places unless tfle coal supply Increases
x v i sufficiently to meet all requirement in
. New York. city.
SPRINGFIELD. Mo.. Jan. 10 AfUr
oeveral weeks of delay in obtaining freight
f cars corn in large quantities is now mov-
lag from Southwestern Missouri' points to
4 Western Oklahoma w here there lias been
" ' an acute feed shortage.
PATERSON. N. J.. Jan. 10 Closure of
the Du Pont powder plants at Pompton
Lakes and Haskell engaged exclusively
on war work was declared to be only a
matter of a few hours by the management
Thrusday unless fuel were received
; JSAN FRANCISCO. Jan .10. Adolph
JJoUman. detained by federal authorities
as a suspected German spy and who It
i was said had been active in German cir-
cles here has escaped according to an-
r douncement Thursday by Don Rathbun
ofhe L'nited States department of Jus-
JNEW TORK Jan. 10. W. Cameron
...... ' Forbes governor general of the Philippine
islands was elected president of the Navy
7. lsacue to succeed Colonel Robert M.
Thompson at a meeting of the directors
Jjf the organlration here today. Colonel
V . Thompson declined re-election after 15
S9sn service because of -ill -health and
. tfas Blade honorary president for life.
IKBW YORK Jan. 10. The unfilled or-
fi on the looks of the United States
Hteet corporation on December 31 amount-
etf to S.3S1.718 tons an increase ef 484612
ens compared with orders on November
according to the monthlyj-eport issued
Thursday. This is the first time that the
. monthly figures have shown an Increase
since- April 1S17 when they were 12-
i tons the corporation's high record.
vClUs One Will Not Be
".I Given Commissions
WMini.yiiua jan. io. urart men
v. (faced in class 1 of. the selective service
' Mtf It iwan mml . I
-qfroconibatant arms of the service under
-. sj resolution adopted ny the war council
f ftpd approved Thursday by Secretary
. c Baker. It is the announced purpose of
tpe war department to draw fighting men
from tills class of registrants and the de
partment is said to be determined to pre-
vent further inroads upon the nation's
" fighting; material for staff positions un-
less there is a substantial reason for ex-
. eeptlon in individual cases due to special
' Qualifications of the men involved.
Further ezoansion of the commiaaionmi
psrsotipei of the noncomlatanu arms will
be tnade by drawing from men In the
Oalerrea classes wnerc young men are
f ' 6822 Bales Eotenberj Crop
r 'JSOCKEN B E RQ Texas.' Jan. 10. The
total rtnnlns of the vast season for Ro-
eabersT amounted to tiZt bales. The
. county total is in excess of tke previous
LAST EVIDENCE IN
. SHAW TRIAL GIVEN
Detentions on Verdict Will Begii
Verdict Will Not Be Announced for
Several Says at It Must Be
Reviewed by General
Deliberations on the verdict in the mur-
der trial of Corporal Granville W. Shaw
and IVivates Robert L- McCurry and
Clarence A. Broberg will be started Fri-
day morning by the general court martial
which heard the testimony. The trio is
charged with the death of J. C. Snead a
Last evidence was submitted Thursday
afternoon. Arguments will start at Si
o clock Friday morning Major J. J.
Bullington judge advocate and Lieuten-
ant Colonel John V. Clinnin. counsel for
the defendants agreed to talk only iO
minutes each. It will bo several days be-
fore the verdict is nmunced. for It must
be reviewed bv MaJr General George
Bell Jr.. commander of the 33d division.
All three men expressed confidence they
would be acquitted. They feared the ef-
fect of the typewritten statement signed
by Broberg. charging a conspiracy exist-
ed to beat and rob tfnoad. While Broberg
declared on the stand it was a false state-
ment ni.ide under the telief that he had
been "double-crossed" by Snaw and Mc-
Curry and would b.- sranted immunity
the statement is regarded as the most se-
rious bar to their liberation.
Colonel Clinnin will concentrate his :it-
tention on an attempt to overcome the
ei'fect of the Brobeig statement by direct-
ing attention to BrotK-rg's testimony con
cerning methods used to persuade him to
make a complete statement. He will He
assisted by the fact that Lieutenant V.
H. Collins. Company A lt)8th military po-
lice admitted Thursday afternoon on the
land that he falsely told Broilers he
had ucen seriously implicated in state
ments made by Shan and McCurry. This
was before Broberg maae his statement
Lieutenant Collins said.
TRYING TO OBTAIN
It will be contended by Colonel Clinnin
that Broberg believed Shaw and McCurry
were trying to put the blame upon him
to obtain their own freedom. He is ex-
pvcted to declare that Broberg invented
the conspiracy story to make sure they
wtre'as severely puuished as he.
Major Bullington will base his argu
ment on the supposition that the Broberg
conspiracy charge was true. -
After consultation with all other mem
bers of the court. Colonel Milton J. Fore-
man president admitted the Brobeis
McCurry and aw statements into the
record with the limitation that declara-
tions in each would be considered by the
court as applying only to the m;n mak-
in opposing admission ot the state-
ments Colonel Clinnin declared:
"The evidence is sufficient to show that
the Shaw statement ami all the state
ments were obtained by the use of coer-
cion and promises and even false infor-
mation." In the Broberg statement as read to
the court it is denied that Shaw said
Snead had 11500 and a S150 watch.
"Did you hear anything that day about
how much money Snead would have?"
was one of the questions read.
"I heard from McCurry' he would have
some. ' was the answer "but 1 ilnlnt
ktiow how much."
It also contained trie sentence: "Mc
Curry was to knock him cold and I was
to get the money."
McCurry s statement contained the
ASSAULT BY McCURRY
PROMPTED BY SHAW.
"The only thing that prompted me 10
assault him was when Shaw said: 'Let's
go get them.' "
McCurry was credited with the state-
mflW that he believed Snead had the
knife open and ready for Snead did not
put his hand in his pocket.
"While we were following them." the
statement said "I noticed every time a
soldier passed. Snead looked around "
Major Grover F. Sexton of the luSth
Headquarters and military police train j
testmea tne Sl.aw statement was uictated
to him by Shaw that lie wrote it on the
typewriter as Shaw spoke and Shaw
signed it after asking one change be
Shaw declared In the statement lie was
not sure he would meet Mrs. Bessie Ennis
Shw and Snead. but he thought it possi-
ble and he was on the lookout. After Bro-
berg and McCurry had disappeared in the
darkness toward Snead and Mrs. Bessie
Ennis Shaw. Brobere came back and
"Mac punched him In the nose."
Shaw declared he thouirht MeCurrv
probably left in a round about way after
hitting Snead for going with Mrs. Bessie
There was no intention of doing fur
ther bodily harm than wallop him for
fooling around my wife." was his declar
ation. He denied emphatically there had")
oeen a plot.
Major Edward Bittel. a member of the
court caused a stir of interest at the
opening of the afternoon session by ask
ing Broberg be called to the stand. Bro-
berg had testified he saw the knife in
Snead's hand before McCurry hit Snead
the first time.
When .you went bacl: to Shaw what
did you say?"
I told him McCurry busted him in
"Did you say anything about a knife?"
"You never once mer.tio;ieJ Snead hud
"WViy did you not tell Sliaw about the
"I didn t think of it."
Shaw testified on his own behalf
Thursday morning. He declaied he did
not arrange to meet McCurry and Bro-
berg. He was talking with them when he
saw her and Sxiead pass he said.
I determined to I olio w them and see
who the man was" said Shaw. "I thought
I might get some information that would
give me some legal grounds for a separa
tion irom tne woman wnom l had un-
lawfully married when I was not myself.
Jroberg and McCurry came with me."
Miaw declared Major bexton and Lieu-
tenant Collins told him to get his state-
ment that McCurry and Broberg were
trying to "make him the goat."
The knife which snead used to cut Mc
Curry during their fight was produced by
J. M. Green. 280 Austin street a wit
ness for the defense.
One of the strange features of the trial
was that Mrs. Bessie Ennis Shaw was
not placed on the stand although she is
known by both prosecution and defense to
be residing with her mother a few miles
Have Met Defeat
Associated I'rfss Report.)
PETUOGRAD. Jan. 9. General Kale-
dines and General Dutoff the Cossack
leaders the official news agency an-
nounces have been defeated. General
Dutoff is in flight pursued by revolu-
tionary soldiers and the Red Guard. Gen-
eral Kaledinea is retreating.
The workmen's and soldiers' council at
Roslov has been liberated. The Cossacks
the announcement adds are unanimously
against General Kaledlnes whose troops
sent towards the Don river are retir-
ing. An official announcement says that
"the revelation of criminal relations be-
tween the Ukrainian rada and General
Kaledlnes has opened the eyes of the
people concerning the Infamous traffick-
ing in the blood of the Ukrainian work-
men soldiers and peasants."
The power of the workmen's and'ool-
diers' council formed at Kharkov is re-
ported to be increasing while the Ukrain-
ian council of the eleventh army has
Barn Destroyed by Ere.
I Houston Post Special.!
BAT CITY Texas Jan. 10. Fire de-
stroyed the barn of Ernest Wood Thurs-
day morning at 2 o'clock origin unknown.
The cattle in the lot at f.ie time and some
Of the barn's contents were saved.
1 1 nrmfuWtf nrunjjiijj-LAALjiJLfLr fW ri m
' ; i
SHOWS BIG GAINS
Great Sonften. life Compuy In-
crease Business $7428624.
War Conditions Said to Be largely
Responsible for Turning of All
Classes to Thoughts of Pro-
riding for Future.
The annual' report of the Great South-
ern Life Insurance company a Texas cor-
poration whose home offices are on the
third floor of the Gulf building- In Hous-
ton shows for 1917 an Increase In busi-
ness of S7.428.624 with a consequent In-
crease In assets of t"9.10i. This makes
a total amount of business In force car-
ried by this company of $49032699. and a
total of admitted assets of f3.459.05S.
This is a remarkable showing for the
Southwest and particularly for Texas
inasmuch as. accordinK to the records of
the Great Southern IJte. most of the
seven and three-quarters millions of dol-
lars worth of increased business was
written in Texas. Oklahoma. Louisiana
and adjacent States. The showing made
by ttie Great Southern Ijfe In 1917 has a
significance which goes beyond its fig-
ures. This is understood when it Is said
by officials of the company that no un-
usual effort was made to secure busi-
ness during 1917. but that the unusual
impetus in the life Insurance business ap-
parently came about through causes other
than effort on the part of the company.
INCREASE LARGELY DUE
TO WAR CONDITIONS.
"Cndoubtedly" said President O. S.
Carlton of the company "the remarkable
mcrease shown by flio Great Southern
Ufe in M17 was due very largely to war
"Death and disaster always turn the
mind of the public to thoughts of those
who are left behind and to their comfort
"That was true following the San Fran-
cisco disaster; it was noticeable in the
revolution in Mexico when that disturb-
ance was at its height and undoubtedly
public thouglit has been centered more
and more upon the necessity of provid-
ing in life for the comfort of those who
arc left behind when death epmes.
"Then. too. I believe a factor even more
potent in increasing the life insurance
business than the thought of death is the
education ot the public in matters of
"Never in the history of this country
has so much discussion been aroused as
has been the case since the United States
undertook this war.
"Day after day the newspapers carry
long discussions by the greatest financial
minds of this xnd other countries on such
questions as liberty loans ami war savings
plans the cost of living metnods of oper-
ating railroads the cost of munitions and
weapons for the army the cost of shi i-
building and kindred sublects. all of wiach
is navinK the most remarkable educational
effect upon the American people.
PUBLIC BEING EDUCATED
AS TO FINANCE PROBLEMS.
"Americans are essentially readers and
thinkers and in my opinion the people of
the United States are better posted upon
questions of finance than they have ever
been since the nation began and this
state of thought necessarily enables the
public to assimilate more readily the real
purposes and advantages of life insurance
as a standard form of investment.
"1 think I am conservative w'jen I say
that in my opinion 1917 marked the first
ear of an epoch in which Ihe life Insur-
ance business will see its greatest ad-
vances and before the war is over if it
goes any length of time the day laborer
wIU know more about finances generally
than the middle class business man for-
merly did. It Is for that reason that !
am looking forward this year to a greater
increase in business a9 was shown by the
Great Southern Life in 1917."
Local Death Roll
MRS. JESSE H. JOHNSON.
Mrs. Jesso H. Johnson died at the home
of her daughter Mrs. L. V. Hahli 1J
lialhaway ftreet. Montrose. Thursday
morning at G lo o'clock. Funeral services
w ill be held at the home Friday morning
at 10- o'clock. Rev. T. J. Windham offi-
ciating and the body will be shipped by
C. J. Wright & Co. at 11 o'clock to Colum-
bus for interment. Itev. Mr. Windham
will accompany the funeral party to Co-
lumbus ami officiate at the grave.
Mrs. Johnson was the wife of Jesse H.
Johnson l'nited States consul to Canada.
Shej"hau been In ill health for several
ears and had been making her home
with her daughter here as her physician
thought it inadvisable for her to accom-
pany her husband to Regina. Canada
where he wis trantferred from a con-
sular post in .Mexico about a year ago.
She was a Uaughter ot Judge Edward M.
Glenn of Colorado county prominent in
the early political history of the State.
The family home is at Columbus.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her
widower; two sons J. A. Halbert of Co-
lumbus and Glenn Halbert of San An-
tonio and four daughters Mrs. P. K.
Baker of Dallas Mrs. U V. Kelley of
Canada Mrs. L. V. Hahn of Houston
and Mrs. Howard Townsend of Columbus.
The honorary pallbearers will be Dr.
R. H. Harrison. K. C. Duff. J. E. Duff.
Basselt Blakeley R. B. George hi. D.
Anderson W. A. Thompson A. M.
Waugh Geoige L. Utile l eter Hahn ai(d
H. S. rox. ihe active pallbearers will be
selected from among friends at Columbus.
MRS. J. B. ABKRCKOMB1E.
Mrs. J. B. Abercrombie aged 6). years
died at a local hospital Thursday evening
at'S o'clock. The funeral will be held
from the home of her cousin Mrs. J. D.
Langham 802 West Alabama street; Fri-
day morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. J. B.
Leavell officiating. The body will be
shipped by Settegast & Kopf Co. to
Huntsville where interment will take
place. The family will accompany the
Mrs. Abercrombie Is survived by her
mother. Mrs. w. B. woods; two daugh
ters. Mrs. J. 8. Calloway Jr.. and Miss
Annie Abercrombie all of Houston and
seven sons w. A. Abercrombie of Galves-
ton and B. A. J. S. R. H J. (J. M
and J. R Abercrombie of Houston.
The active pallbearers will be the
seven sons and the honorary pallbearers:
H. D. Ponton J. D. Langham. C. E. Glr-
ten. Ben Campbell L. A. Anderson. G.
M. Woodall Leon Macatee Joe Macatee
Charles A. Abercrombie and Gentry
MRS. ANNIE PRESSLER.
Mrs. Annie Pressler aged 72 years died
Thursday morning at t o'clock at the
hbme of her niece Mrs. H. Roberts 1909
Hadley avenue. Funeral services were
held Thursday afternoon In the Houston
Undertaking company's chapel Rev. W.
F. Perry officiating. The body was
shipped to Austin Thursday night t
11:30. and interment will take place there
Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts and chil
dren accompanied the body.
1209 Main St. Phones Pres. 409 and 941
Sid Westheimer Company
UsierUkeri ins Enbtlaers
Phone Preston 228-227
HOUSTON and HUMBLE
CaskMs Shrouds and Dresses
New Stock. The Public especially
Ladies Invited to Inspect
C. J. WRIGHT A CO.
Ambulance Service Unexcelled.
Phone Preston 128. 802 Travis St
BAPTISTS TO BUttD
OH UAIN STREET
R..L Burt Trtdd Lot for Old
New Church "wti Be located si
Corner llaV'and Lamar.
Plans. Hot Tet .
A new downtown church on Main street
is assured by tha action of R. K. Burt
In axchanslnc a lot at the southeast cor
ner of Maln and Lamar streets for the
present First Baptist church property at
the corner o Fannin and Walker.
The deal between Mr. Burt and the
board of the church was consumated
Wednesday night and preliminary plans
discussed for the building of the new
church. No committees have been ap-
pointed yet. however but it was decided
that the minium cost of the church to
be built will be I115.00. and it wlU likely
bo "greatly In excess of that.
A hnrt time am Mr. Burt bourht the
corner at Main and Lamar for 15.000.
The lot was 107 feet on Main and 60
on Lamar. He will deed to the First Bap
tist church by the deal consumatea tne
i n? ft an Main and 203 feet on La
mar retaining the Fannin street side of
the lot. By the exchange it Is said by
officials of the church that Mr. Burt has
practicallv given the church a present n
about StO.000. He will take in the old
First Baptist church property and dis-
pose of it In some way. thus relieving
the church of the necessity of selling the
property before arrasgtng for building on
a new location.
The building of a new church has been
considered by trie Baptist congregation
for some time but no site had been
agreed upon. Knowing 6f the desire to
build in the down town district Mr. Burt
bought the Main street property with the
view of locating the church on It. It was
understood that one of the first big pro-
tects to be undertaken by the new pas
tor who came In October. Dr. James B.
Leavell. would be the erection 01 a new
and modern church building capable of
meeting the needs of the congregation
which has greatly outgrown the present
Praised by Pershing
PRIVATE. 8YLVAN TAYLO&.
Private Sylvan Taylor of Washington
D. C has been commended by General
1'ershinK for coolness in action. With
detachment of the ird battalion of the
18th infantry he was subjected to a severe
tire from th" Oermans to be followed Jater
by a gas alarm. The men and particu-
larly younK Taylor behaved with such
coolness that General I'ershing took no
tice of it.
Associated Prut Ktport.)
WASHINGTON Jan. 10. Through in
tercepted communications and evidence
found on a score or more of arrested
aliens government agents have dlscov.
ered a concerted movement to reorgan
i7.e German sabotage and ajitl-war prop
aganda in this country.
This was disclosed Thursday by gov
ernment officials. ho .declined how
ever' to give all the details surrounding
a series of measures recently taken to
prevent the rebuilding of a unified enemy
spy system. It Is known that about 30
Germans and a few-Scandinavians have
been arrested on- suspicion .of complicity
In the new plot. The Germans have been
Interned and the Scandinavians sent out
of the country. Some Americans are
under suspicion and are being closely
The evidence gathered In the roundup
indicated that a few leaders whose iden
ti'.y has not been disclosed but who are
believed to be neutral subjects tried to
communicate with a number of agitators
located mainly in Eastern seaports in
industrial centers and in the extreme
west to develop co-operation among
Sabotage was to . be conducted sys
tematically and propaganda for peace or
dissemination of pessimistic war reports
was to be stimulated under" direction of
a rerne-nlzeri head Thera were indica
tions ajso that the headquarters was to
gather bits of information from all parts
ot tne country ana iorwara n 10 uer-
many through a North European neutral
by code communications carried by mem-
bers of ship crews or other means.
Fires and explosions which have oc-
curred recently are said to be the work
of Individual cranks or. paranoiacs prob-
ably pro-German in their sympathies but
without direction of a master organiza-
tion. Many spy suspects caught recently
have been found to carry- plans of forti-
fications drawings of airplane or truck
parts railroad maps showing bridges -and
other Important points plats of Industrial
centers and shipbuilding plans.
In the case of several of these men
caught in an attempt to leave the country
on neutral ships inspectors became con-
vinced they were only adventurers and
not paid spies.
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fFlonr Shortage UtreatenefJ in Miy
Unless There Ii Saying.
Wat' Bread Kade Prom Mixed
Grains Probable Must Giro
Allies 90000000 More
Bushels of Wheat.
(Assotimttd Prtu Jtrt.)
WASHINGTON Jan. 10. Ship losses
and crop failures abroad have brought
such 1 serious food situation In the allied
countries that Che United States is plan-
ning to release for export an additional
M.000.000 bushels of wheat although the
country's export surplus had been shipped
The American peoplo trill be asked by
the food administration to cut their con-
sumption to make up the amount to be
exported. Unless they do the nation is
threatened with a flour shortage in May
before the new wheat crop Is harvested in
The food administration is considering
legislation to make the saving of wheat
compulsory and-has approved a bill drawn
y Representative lever autnor of tne
'oooT control bill to enforce wheatless
daya Proposals for mixed flours and for
a form of war bread of mixd grains are
under consideration as nosslble measures
to reduce the use of w h.at flour.
In preparation for dealing with the sit-
uation the food administration has de
cided to purchase from the mills 30 per
cent of their output. Out of the flour
purchased it will supply the allies the
army and the navy and will maintain re-
serve stores to meet any local shortages
that may arise.
Some food administration officials think
a slight flour shortage next spring not
only would not cause suffering here but
might have a wholesome effect in causing
tne people to turn to otner cereals.
The shortage of food abroad nrobablv
will bring .an early determination of a
policy respecting the balance to be main
tained Del ween lood and troop shipments.
A decision will be left largely to rVie al
lies since they best can determine what
will be the more useful to themselves in
prosecuting the war.
Home Guard Organized.
LOCKHART Texas. Jan. 10. A home
guard with 35 members was organized at
Prairie Lea on Monday night. The offi-
cers are: A. J. McKean captain: R S.
Shanklin first lieutenant; W. M. Hibbitts.
second lieutenant: J. D. Oartwright. first
rgeant; w. j. Miner second sergeant.
Today Saturday and Monday
Last Three Days
Sale of White
That Undermusllne will
be sold in this "White
Sale" at prices as low
as when Raw Cotton
was selling at Its low-
The body is a highly organized
machine of complicated parts in which
the stomach liver and the kidneys
work for the common good. Damage
to any one of these organs interferes
with man as a motor mechanism. If
vou will clean the stomach liver and
bowels occasionally with a gentle laxa-
tive you can keep well. Too much fuel
vin man's machine sneh as eating too
'roach meat or alcohol or tea nervous
overwork and lack of exercise ill out-
door air bring constipation and bad
health. Eat less meat plenty ol vegs-
BOUGHT BY ROBT. I. COHEN.
LACK OF FOEL OYER
Coal Situation Improred Under Fed-
Eailroads Able tr Koto Supplies
. Except in Local Instances.
May Take Over Expreu
(Associated Press Report.')
WASHINGTON Jan. 10. The railroad
situation has Improved under government
operation sufficiently to guarantee that
there win be no further coal famine lit
any part of the -Muntry this winter. Di-
rector General McAdoo was Informed
Thursday by A. H. Smith assistant. In
charge of transportation on Eastern
lines. . .'
Local shortages will be inevitable under"
existing abnormal conditions Mr. Smith
said but indications are that no impor-
tant Industries will be forced to shut down
because of lack of fuel and householders
will be supplied reasonably well.
Whether operation of express companies
shall be assumed by the government was
discussed with the railroad administration
Thursday by heads of the four principal
express companies nndM it was said Di-
rector General McAdoo's advisory board
in a few days would recommend that gov-
ernment control be extended to them.
The express company executives were re-
ported as not opposing such a move Inas-
much as their earnings this year have
fallen t'apldly and the government guar-
antee would provide more than their prob-
able Income even If the Interstate com-
merce commission should grant the pend-
ing request for 10 per cent Increase- In
The director general expects to name
Friday the board of four men to investi-
gate the wage demands of the railway
Mr. McAdoo has been summoned to ap-
pear before the interstate commerce com-
mission Friday to explain the administra-
tion railroad bill and give his ideas on
future administration of government op-
eration. Absolutely Nothing
Better than Cuticura
for Baby s Tender Skin
25 and 50c
It will be many years
if ever before the
Value In this White
Sale are again dupli-
cated. You'll save mon-
ey by waiting.
S W.fcJXiXi TVTATV
(Bt Da. l w. short.)
tauies ana wan air ana good exer-
cise yon need little else. If the liver
needs rousing and most of as need
this once a week take a safe vereta- f
me extract oi tne leaves ol aloe May-
apple root of jalap made into a tiny
sogar-ooated pill sold by almost
every druggist as Dr. Pierce's Pleas-
ant Pellets and first pqt qp nearly
fifty years" ago. In vials 25 cts.
Most people die eventually of an
over-acid condition. If the blood can
be rendered more alkaline the longer
we live. With regular hours 6 to 8
glasses of water between meals sen-
sible coarse food and a chance to get
the poisons oat of the system a man
will live to7 be a hundred. But un-
fortunately our highly nervous way
of living brings increased storage of
uric acid in the bodv. This sets as
a poison and consequently we suffer
from headaches neuralgia lumbago
aches or pains rheumatism goat.
Get rid of this nrie acid poison by
taking a harmless medicine called
Annnc which throws out the nrio
acid by stimulating the kidneys.
Drink a pint of hot water before
meals and take Anuric (double
strength) after meals and at bed
time. Anuric can be obtained at
almost any drag store for 60 eta or
send 10 cts. to Dr. Pierce Invalids'
Hotel Buffalo N. Y. lor trial pkg.
'ONLY WEIGHED 110;
HE NOW WEIGHS: 156
Says He Is "StrongM an 0xM After-
Taking Tanlao Suffered
"The dayvl started on Tanlao I Just
weighed one hundred and ten pounds and
was so sick and miserable I had lost
nearly all hope of ever getting well. But
1 now weigh one hundred and fifty-six
and feel as well as I ever did In my life."
This remarkable statement was made re-
cently by Mlkel Brannan'of 204V4 West
Third St. Fort Worth Texas who was
.for many years a brakeman on tha Santa
"Eleven years ago" continued Mr.
Brannan "I was" taken suddenly sick with -what
was said to be appendicitis. After
spending two weeks at the hospital . I
went home feeling some better but got
worse again In a short time. So I went
back to the hospital and had my appen-
dlx removed but my health has been
all shattered ever since until this Tanlao
straightened me out. I suffered from In-
digestion constipation and nervousness.
My appetite was no' good and everything
I would eat hurt me and gas would press
on my heart so at times I thought I was.
a 'goner.' Often I was almost frantic
with headache and would get so nervous
and shaky I couldn't Bold a glass of
water in my hands and I would roll and
toss nearly all night long and get up
In the mornings feeling half dead. I also
had rheumatism all over. My feet
swelled so at times I couldn't get my
shoes on and L suffered so I was forced
to lay in bed for weeks at a time. I
Just tell you I don't see how anybody
could suffer more than I did and live.
"Well Tanlac has ended the whole
Uiing. i have gained back my lost flesh
forty-six pounds and have picked up
until I'm as strong as an ox. I believe
the very first dose made me feel better.
I soon had a good appetite and It wasn't
long until I went to work. Nothing Is
barred from my diet now the folks say
I eat like a horse and everything agrees
with me. My miserable feelings are all
gonei my flesh is firm and I'm Just like a
new man. 1 sleep like a log every night
and am full of new life and vigor. My
enthusiasm for Tanlac is unbounded. I
firmly believe It is the best medicine that
was ever put In a bottle and I'm telling
everybody about it."
Tanlac Is sold In Houston by Riesling's
Drug Store and Rouse's Drug Store cor-
ner Main and Capitol. Advertisement
Use Soothing Musterole '
When those sharp pains go shooting
through your bead when your ekuu
seems as if it would split just rub a
little Musterole on your temples and
neck. It draws out the inflammation
soothes away the pain usually giving
Musterole Is a clean white ointment '
made with ail of mustard. Better than a
mustard plaster and does not blister.
Many doctors end nurses frankly rec-
ommend 'Musterole for sore throat bron-
chitis croup stiff neck asthma neural-
K'a congestion pleurisy rheumatism
mbago pains and aches of the back or
oints sprains sore muscles bruises
chilblains frosted feet colds of tha
chest (it often prevents pneumonia). It
is always dependable.
30c and 60c jars; hospital size $2X
Relief frbm Eczema
Don't worry about eczema or other
skin troubles. You can have a clear
healthy skin by using a little semo
obtained at any drug store for 35c or
extra large bottle at $1.00.
Zemo generally removes pimples black-
heads blotches eczema and ringworm
and makes the skin clear and healthy.
Zemo is a dean penetrating antiseptic
liquid neither sticky nor greasy and stains
nothing. It is easily applied and costs a
mere trifle for each application. It is
The . W. Rose Co. Cleveland Ol
BARDEN ELECTRIC fc
111 Main St. Houstpn Texas
New Cotton Hotel
Room With Bath. . . .$1.50
Block East Central Depot. Homsllks.
Comfortable. Ideal for Parmansnts.
First-class Cat. Rates: 1.00 and
uo. Cafe nd Osrsqs. '
DALEY A ADIRMAN Mars.
F. 1. MELETON Mgr.'
Opposite Grand Central Statls
250 Rooms Rata S1-00 Stao U.00-
Cafe and Grill in Cesssctisa
Known Throughout the Sauth for rts
Excellent Cuisine .
Open from 5iS0 4. m. to 11 tn. '
Paul Berg and Orchestra
" Frern to S:S0 p m. j.
OARAOES IN CONNECTION.
TEXAS MAN SAYS HE
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