The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 85, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 28, 1916 Page: 1 of 24
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It not so far away. Houston's observance
Include a bla parad In tha morning. Oat
' In touch .with tha commlttea and enter.
. Every organisation firm and citizen of
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VOL 31. NO. 85.
HOUSTON. TEXAS. WEDNESDAY" JUNE 28" 19l6.;i . 22 PAGES
PRICE 5 CENTS
POINTS OF YAHTAGE
AS ADSTRIA11S FLED
Attempt 'to Hold Back: Dme by
Heavy Mtrj and Machine
I ':;f Gca Fire Fafled. f ; ;
INTENSITY OF MIBffiiEliT ll
AT-VERDUN WAS DIMINISHED
ucrmojf Atutc-v.stvukucaah v. y
f Without 'Beinlt British Brought
Down ; Jot-r AirisrafE-aaM
Claimed 199000 Prisoners.
The" Associated Press summarise
the war sltuaUon-as follows:
The Austrian m the region south
east of Trent are still falling back be
fore the advances of Italians who
have recaptured numerous points of
vantage. -The towns of Poslna and
Areiere again -have'' fallen' - Into ' the
bands of the Italians .while in ' the
district Adige and Br enta rivers nu-
merous peaks and mountain positions
have ..been retaken. The Austrlans
according t the ? Italian war office
vainly attempted ; to ' hold back the
Italians by a concentrated artillery
and machine gun fire but the Italians
would no be denied.
SLACKENED.. f .-.tt:
jj 4ir -T1- -r-'- v-- Jxn.i Blackening In
5 tha intensity of tha bombardment on the
l . Various ' actora around Terdun and only
one (nfantry attack waa attempted Tues-
day. This waa launched by the Germans
on the part of the village of Fleury
aouthweat of Verdun' which" Is held by
. tha French. It was repulsed. . ..
The Germans also ' essayed an attack
against the British southeast of Ypree
. but this also was .without result. In
- patrol engagement the British at many
. points entered German trenches inflict-
ing casualties on the defenders and. tak-
ing aome prisoners. V
Four German aircraft have been brought
. down by; British; airmen in aerial dghta.
The British lost one machine.
"ATTACKS ON RUS&lAftS ' ' "
On the front in Northern Russia the
Germans hava . bombarded Russian' posi-
tlona and followed them up with infant
try attacks. Petrograd says thaKall the
' attacks were put dows by. tha Russian
flre. . jf pivif'.
The official statement Issued by "the
Russian-war office places tha number
V. prisoners captured by Ganeral Braasll-
' off's army between June t and June ti
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HARRISON JURY STOOD 11 TO
i judge wm call rr BACK
Hade OffidalvEtiport but Will Be
Held to Wednesday it f
. FORT WORTH" - Texas. Juna 17.--EXevea
to one- Is the standing othe Jury
which want out Monday afternoon at 4:45
o'clock in the case against Katherlne
Harrison: charged with the killing of W
U Warren. This was officially known
Tuesday afternoon at .4:11 o'elock when
Judge Ben M. Terrell had tha Sheriff
bring them back to the Jury box: and
asked them In the presence of one mem-
ber of the counsel for tha defense County
Attorney . Marshall !-Spoonta Assistant
County Attorney" Ammerman and a' few
spectators how they stood numerically
regardless of whether or not it was for
conviction or acqdittal. v ' ..
. When told that the count had been 11'
to l sinca o ciock Tuesday morning
: Judge Terrell ordered the Jurors back;
and remarked that he would not consider
dismissing them before some time Wed-
nesday at -the. earliest-
What is considered to be an important
question was asked . Tuesday morning
when the Jury aent the Judge tha follow-
ing note: V'wsv the Jury wish to know
whether or not we are to consider Raaa
Watson's evidence in regard to defendant
telling him that a man other than War.
.ran was the first with whom aha had ever
had improper relations."
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' Shackelton Expedition'' Failed.
. BUENOS Ayres June 17. Lieutenant
fly Emest Shackelton whose efforts to
rescue the main body ' of bis Antarctic
expedition left on Elephant island prov-
ed futile when tha steamer furnished' by
the Uruguayan government for- the pur-
tone met with adverse ice conditions
h requested the dispatch to Elephant
Inland of the Argentine Antarctic steamer
Uruguay. It was tha Uruguay which res-
cued the Swedish expedition in 1903.
: on jupiaous
REAL ESTATE' V
: ? May net you more ;
than you "could have.)
made in a lifetime with-
out it' help
You -can't afford to'.
overlook the many bar-
. gains listed in todayr;'
classified sections . . -See
therri now '-"
to place ati ad a
pho:e . ; .
SOLIHARY OF-. HUBS
v ;teb WEATHEE. ' . v
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(Awciattd Prtu Rtptrt.) .
.' WA8BINOTON. Jose 8T- East Texas Wed-
Beaday partly cloudy waraaer la aortb purtloa;
Tboraday partly cloadT. ' " -
Writ Texaa Wedneday and Thursday fair.
Leuislan Wednesday partly cloudy warm-
er In Bortueaat port too: Tburaday partly cloudy.
Forecaat for Hoqatoa and : Vicinity Wednes-
day partly cloudy weather somewhat aaeettled.
Temperature and precipitation at Houston for
M hoars ending .Tuesday S p. m.:' - -: 1
Maximum 8S. minimum 68. Preclpltatloa .90
Atmoapberlc prewura at Bouatua at S a. Sk
2.W aea lerel reading.
Knnrt A:2B a. m.. Mt T:SY n. m. - '
11 ComiMrativa record at Honnton fur June 2T;
- . . . Ji . laid. . IMS. .191
S a. m. " ......j 75 '.8 1
10 a. m.-..: i. ........ 84 . 88 ' 88
Noon ......... ..f...Y..... 89 02 80
8 p. m.-s t . W . 94
S P. m. .... 71 W
'RalatiTa humidity. 7 a. m '87 par eeati 2
P. m. 88 par cent - j--v
i ; Houton Caleadar for Today.
Municipal .band concert Sam." Houston
park 7:46 to 10:45 p. m. .
3 '.. '. AMUSEMENTS.
I Isis theater: "Ambition." -
t Eden park: Free vaudeville. "
Zoo theater: "Susie Snowflake." 'A
Kay theater! "The Love Mask." :
Rex thesteri "The Uawrttten-l-aw." "
Queen: theater: "Tha Dumb Glrf of Por-
tlcl" . . ' . - .
Liberty theater: "A Siren of tha Jun-
gle." .v ... .. . ' .
: Mexico. '
TWO Bexra aoldlcn of tbe Amarlcaa army bH
t Jmres are brUrd to be aarriTora of tit
NATIONAL GUARD nnlts of New tork and other
Eaatara Statca ar mailing to the border point
rot Brownsville. Eagle Pass. El Paao and No-
" salea. .
A.HACRITA rucbmas; wbosa ranch was raided
ojr klxlcana recently waa fotrod mardered
with hl wife and .troopa an In purault f
the bandita . . - j-
W1TH oAVIala awaltina- word from Carranaa It
waa cTldeat at Waahlnvton that if the Ameri-
ca a prlaooera of Carriaal ara not released they
wlU be rescued. t . . .
ANXIETY for the safety rf bnildinira at tbe
Tezaa capital caused a double guard to be
placed and all Mexicans entering tbe build-
Insa will be aearcbed. -
PRINTED handbill distributed at JuareS and
.to aome extent in El Paao. Indicate tb:it Villa
baa exoreaaed a wllllnarneiui to loln-tba flrat
kficiilef axainat tbe United Slate. -
r.1 '. ' Domestio. " '
WILL ORPET. on trial for the kl'llnrwf Marian
Lambert again took tbe stand In bia own de
WILLIAM B.' WILCOX former postmaster of
. Kew Tork. was appointed chairman of tha re-
publican national committee. - v
MARTIN MILLER of Muakecee killed when
: a atreet car atruck the automobile which a
Bale man be waa demonatraUng.
MRS. IDA BADLET waa found aot cullty of the
' kllllns of Sheriff Ollea. -being ju
and her huabaad Paul. waa aeuteuced for Ufo.
ITIKI ID PIKW i
an alleged plot to blow up the Welland canal.
A BOMBy-beltered placed there by labor leaden
on trial for conspiracy to extort money de
mollahed a restautant. in Chicago and killed
a cook. .
AMERICAN export for May exceeded an
. viuua muuiniT reconia. m ai2uuuuuu
' 000 - record
breaking at frt-
SENATOR 8HEPPARD Had Incorporated in the
' auadry. cbrll MhV u"M'HiHaTloa fur IHI.fXW
for Imprpremeat of the turit hatchery at San
Mareoa Texas.' -is . vc
RELIEF to the amount of Sl.nnO.OpO proposed
for dependent faraillaa of national ataardmnea
drafted to federal eerrlee caused a apUt that
' held ap the appropriation bill.
HOLDING that the European war has completely
reTised-swter rates' the Interstate commerce
i commlaaloa ordered trene-eontlnentalarailroade
to make almllar revisions. Water competlUoa
j practically ha disappeared.
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tENARD BALL St Madiaonyllle -died from
wound recelrad when be bad a difficulty with
a policeman. . ..
IN A CRASH at Temple between an auto and
a train in persona were injured. Mlaa Ruth
y Farmer aged 20 may die.
THE HARRI80N Jury trying Mrs. Katnerlne
. Harrison for tbe killing of W. L. Wuren
stood elerea to one oa an official count but
r was not released.
'. ' ' ': - Sports.
TEXAS LEAOCeT RESULTS: Fort Worth 5
Beaumont 2: Baa Autoola Dallas 1; OtUara
.' rain. - - ..... -. (V
PLAT began ia tbe national open golf eUam-
S kinship at Minneapolis Alex Camiibell ot
aitlmora leading la ouallfjlng round.
AMERICAN LEAGUE RESULTS: New York 8.
Washington 2: Chicago 4. Cleveland 2; Boston
7. Philadelphia 2; 8t. Louie 6-2 Detroit 8-0.
NATION ALXLEAOUE RESULTS: New York i
Brooklyn Orst. Louis 8. Cincinnati 2; Boston
S PbiiadelDbla 0: Chicago 1-10 PitUburg 0-4
T. M. B. L. Is conriderlng the stabl!shmedt of
v a military training camp for "Home Guards."
TENTH anniversary of tbe Jewish Literary so-
i cJj cmB1 to . wefwIUi appropriate exer-
A FERGUSON CLUB with more than 150 mem-
CHILDREN'S DAT at the Woman's Fslr prom-
ea to be one of- many Joys plana outlined
at meeting of organisation. '
NEEDLESS automobile noise ar to be ellm-
ins ted. Superintendent Davison notiaed police
' to see that ordinance la observed. .
THE AERO CLUB of America sent message of
' Praise to Houston for movement to provide
air machine tor tbe First brigade. . .
OFFICERS-and director were elected and Dallas
" named for the headquarter at tbe closing
JseaslQB-of tbe BIMIT .mmMkm.r?-
THE -LOC CHAPTER of the Red Cross so.
clety will hold a meeting Friday to dlacnaa the
' development of the service ia thta section. -THE
j PLANT of the Texaa Portland Cement
company waa formally opened Taewliy. Several
bupdred dtiaena and. visitors atteaded by boat
auto and special train. . ; ; . .
KESOLtmONS were adoptoi by the Texas
armera uukm indorsing tbe plan to establish
- a warehouse and ahipping facilities on tbe ship
channel and to create a central bank.
THE DECISION in the ease of Officer James
k Faulkner which will probably be reached to.
day. Is believed to hiuge on the number of
snots ared when 0. L. Davla lost bis life.
SUPPLIES FOR 200000 FOR
30 DAYS NOW ALONG BORDER
ftuartermajter'i Departaieiit Alto
H Hai fwxhased 8000 Truckj ;
. Md Ordered 400 Cars y
NEW TORK 'Juno 27. Supplies' have
been provided along tha Mexican border
for an army of 800000 men for tha next
10 days according - to an announcement
hers Tuesday "night vby tha quartermas-
ter's department of . the United Btatea
f It . al0-was learned from tha ' same
source that 2000 motor transport trucks
had been purchased from 20 different au-
tomobile manufacturing conoerna at as
average cost of 13000 each and that bids
had been asked for 400 passenger auto-
mobiles to be. used by the officers of tbe
yartous commands along tha border. . .
Major General Leonard Wood com-
manding the department of tha East in
a report to the war department Tuesday
stated that 14061 troopa from New York
New Jersey- Massachusetts. Connecticut
and Vermont now are en route tha bor-
der. . ' ... ...
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Carranza: Army Distributed Along Railroads
r :l Threatening; Expedition's Line of G)mmuni-
cation and Blocldhg Drive Toward Chihtia-
huaAnierican Made Counter Moves
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' " Atstfiatrd Prttt Rtfrrt.) ' ;'.;
EL' PASO Texas June- 27.r-Mexlcan reports Tuesday Indicated that Gen-
eral Jacinto Trevino commanding the Carransa army': corps of tbe north
has practically completed tbe disposition of his troops in preparation for pos-
sible hostilities with the United States. The command the strength of which)
is variously estimated from 25000 to 40000 men has been distributed along;
the two railroads of Chihuahua the Mexican Central and the Mexican North
western and in the Santa Maria river valley in. such a way as to menace the
American line of communication and present an obstacle to a possible Amen
lean drive toward Chihuahua City. .
: - For more than week troops have been concentrated In force at strate-
gic points north of Chihuahua City along the line of the Mexican Central
running: directly south from Juarez. ' . .
Preparations to oppose any American attempt to use the Mexican North-
western rallroadV which extends' In a sweeping semicircle the arc of which
bends to the west of Juarei . through Casas Orarides' Madera and Santa
Tsabel to Chihuahua City 'also have been made by the stationing of large
forces at Bustillos and Guzman. 'y'y '
At both of these places several thousand men are said to be encamped
the palpable object it Guzman about fifty miles southwpst of here being to
block any effort to use the road to transport supplies from tbe border to
General Pershing's column and that at Bustillos seventy miles west of Chi-
huahua City to prevent General Pershirg dispatching troops by rail to take the
state capital. ' ' ''"' : v -'' 'm '-'V ' '
Several thousand soldiers including
some artillery ara said to be bivouacked
in the hills above the Santa Clara can-
yon about 20mtlea east of Namlqulpa
their' guns - commanding the canyon
through which . paasea the 'wagon road
south toward' Chihuahua from General
Pershing's chain of bases. To offset these
maneuvers 'General Pershing has gather:
ed at Colonla Dublan more than 200 motor
trucks -with' which in an emergency - be
oan transport Infantry across country
rapidly' and tha line of communication
has been - shortened the southern base
being at El Valla about. 200 miles south
Of the border. Mexicans traveling over
the motor truck trail in the tone occu-
pied by the Americans are subjected to
tha ' most rigid examinations and tha
AmerioaK fleet of srophwiaresaatly aarrt
South from tha base ara making dally
reconnoissance flights. :';'":s?! 'X'y fil
The Mexican de facto government stlU
has hopes; howeveivthat the problerrt win
be solved by tha withdrawal of the Amer-
ican troops from Mexico aocordlng to a
telegram received at the local consulate
from Mexico City." ' ' ": : I
Tt ia the opinion here' the dispatch
said "that had proper vigilance been
used In the past and warnings heeded.1
bandit raids could have been minimised
or altogether prevented." . ;
CEMENT PLANT WAS
Number of Citizens and Visitors In-
spected New Industry. '
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While Guests Were Being Shown
About Place Initial Shipment of
Cement Was Being Prepared.
' Works in Pull Operation.
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Opening day at tbe Texas Portland Ce-
ment company's plant Tuesday witnessed
the preparation of tbe first shipment of
the product; while cltlsens Inspected the
place and were entertained by the man-
agement".'.' '; v - . ': ' '.. '.. j '
: For ii days tha cement works has been
in operation but its formal opening waa
postponed ; until later so that proper
preparatlona could be made- for visitors.
It chanced "that the time sat fell on the
very day whenthe first cars were being
loaded in tilling tbe Initial order received
by the company.. ' i '
The Chamber of " Commerce was in
charge of the opening in a large measure
in that this organisation arranged for the
transportation of the crowd of interested
citizens and visiting delegates to the
BIMIT convention who were anxious tc
inspect the plant and wish the manage-
ment of this large new industry welcome
and godspeed t-- rv w
v Despite tbe rain of the early afternoon
several hundred cltlsens and visitors made
the trip. " 1 ' i
PLANT WAS IN ""'''. V") ' ' 77
FULL OPERATION. ... - "
The plant which is Ibcated on the ship
channel below Manchester was in full
operation and . there- were experienced
men on band to explain every deUIl about
the manufacture of cement President F.
B. BisseU and other officials of the com-
pany who bad coma to Houston to be
present at the opening were there to
great the vlaltors. . . V'V-V.
A special train over the Southern Pa;
clf lc was provided to carry . the home
folks .to tbe scene of the festivities. It
left . the - Grand Central station : at S
o'clock. The BIMIT delegates were
dropped off at the cement works on their
return from a boatride down tbe ' ship
channel to the San Jacinto battleground.
The delegates were the first to reach the
plant '.v '.V -'--'K; ''v''1-
Aa the party came Up the 'landing from
the yacht they beard a rattle and a whir
and looking up they saw on the giant
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Will BE OPPOSED BY
. Other dispatches to Consul Garcia from
the capital said that if the Americans
attempt to invade Mexico they will find
opposing them 45000 fun-blooded Indians
"direct descendants of the forces that
four centuries ago resisted the march ol
Cortes"- "V. 'y
'Indignation Is felt Irttofficial circles over
a report from Masatlan that an Amer-
ican war vessel entefe&V the harbor there
and neglected v to give the customary
salute" the message 'concluded. "It is
to be hoped explanations will be tender-
ed." ' - ' . ;'
"Considerable excitement was caused Jn
El Paao by rumors that American troops
had clashed with Carrancjstas in the San-
ta Maria river valley east of Colonla Dub;
lan. abd that a number of Mexican brls-
eaaw anv -bean -taken Cte AmertcahJ
field headquarters. . However the rer
sorts were denied by-both Mexican and
American military authorities here and
reports from the expeditionary base at
Columbus said no prisoners were being
held in Dublan. Another report current
In El Paso that two troopers of the
American detachment engaged at Carriaal
were held in Jail at Juares apparently
was exploded by a statement from Andres
Garcia local Mexican consul who said the
only negro detained on the Mexican side
was a demented Jamaican turned back bj
American immigration authorities.
HACHITA RAID MAY
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Murder of Parker and Wife by Ban-
dits Caused Excitement.
Marauders Who Bobbed Banoh Last
Week Beturned Killed Owners
and Fled With Stock Pur-
' sued by Soldiers.
' (Associated Prns Rttori.) "
EL PASO Texas June ' 27. Excite-
ment 1 over strained relations along the
border ' was further increased Tuesday
night with the receipt of news of a new
bandit foray across the line near Hachlta
N. M resulting In the murder of William
Parker an American ranchman and his
According to stories reaching here the
bandits are believed to have been Mex-
icans who recently have committed nu-
merous minor depredations in the dis-
trict... They are supposed to have crossed
the frontier on a stock stealing foray
Parker from whom Mexican bandits stole
a number of head of stock last week at-
tempted to drive them off Tuesday; but
waa forced to retreat to the ranch house.
The bandits followed broke through the
door and murdered Parker and' bis young
wife. They are aald to have made their
way south driving several head of cattle
and horses before them.
Coming 6ri the heels of Carrlaat and the
hostile attitude recently manifested to-
ward Americana by the Mexican civilian
population and the troops of the de facto
government the new raid aroused wide-
spread speculation. The general senti-
ment seemed to be that the latest dem-
onstration of the inability of the de facte
?overnment to offer any protection to
he American frontier would serve to
bring matters to a head quickly. - 1
Military authorities here doubted that
tha marauders who are believed to have
been membera a a band of atoclt thieves
known to have a blr In tha fastnesses
of the Sierra Madras south of tha New
Mexican border would be overtaken be-
fore'' they crossed - Into' Mexico pointing
out that tbe ranch is but four miles from
the line. .
Officers of the American border patrol
had been unable to learn whether any of
the cavalry detachments ordered in pur-
suit have crossed the border . because of
the isolation- of the district '. Conviction
waa expressed however- that If the
troopa discovered the raiders' trail they
have followed them Into Mexican terri-
tory i It fa not believed however in the
event they have crossed tha border that
they will encounter any Carranslstaa aa
all available reports here indicate that
all Mexican forces have bean concen-
trated east and south pf the district w
Chihuahua and westward of . it in Sonoca.
FARMERS INDORSE :
' CHAIN 0F;BANKS
Plans Involve Use of More Than
200 Acres of Land on tbe
V Houston Ship Channel.
PROJECT WIRE ADOPTED
In Addition to Concentration ot All
Products at Houston f'Parmera'
Union Would Organise Central
and Branch Banks.
Resolutions Indorsing the movement
for tthe construction of warehouses
compresses marketing plants and fa-
cilities for handling farm products on
a 220-acre tract of land on the Hous"
ton ship channel were unanimously
adopted at the final session of the
Central Texas district meeting of the
Farmers' Union Tuesday. ?V '-
Another resolution adopted without
a dissenting vote recommended . tha
establishment of a Farmers' Union
bank at Austin with 'a capital of not
less than $500000 tgr the primary use
of Texas fanners. '
Tentative plans for both institutions
will be placed before the State con-
vention which convenes in August for
Plans for bringing the farm product
terminal facilities to Houston are con-
ditioned on the donation of the side
to the Farmers' Union. '
OWNER WILLING. TO
DONATE IP CITY WILL
A proposal has been made by the own-
er of the proposed site to donate 110
acres to the Farmers' union if the city
will buy and donate a like amount .The
site includes 220 acres with a frontage
of 2900 feet on the Houston ship chan-
nel and 2500 feet on. Green's bayou-T ' :
In his address of welcome to the dele-
gates Monday morning ' Mayor Campbety
introduced the plan for the construction
of farm product terminal facilities on the
Houston ship channel ' .and gave as-
surances ' that.' the city would endeavo
to "do what the farmers can't" .
.while the pityjtaiMLakjaj i no action on
tn4Tprbposal for the"clty to donate balf
of the proposed alte tha Statement made
by Mayor Campbell Is construed to mean
tliat Houston will do Its share. Leading
delegates' to the meeting expressed the
opinion that 'the State convention will
approve the plana and at once start ar
rangements for the . actual ' construction
of the terminal facilities. Thus a con-
siderable degree of confidence is enter-
tained that the project will be realised. 4
NEXT STEP 1 .
RAISING OP MONEY.
in the event the plan Is Indorsed by
the State convention plans for f inane
Ing' the building program will be Insti
tuted at onee. The money will be raised
through Subscriptions of farmers' by a
committee that wlU be appointed. '
The construction of the proposed ware-
houses and marketing plants and facil-
ities for handling the products in and
cut of the ship channel would make
Houston the greatest farm products mar-
keting center of the Southwest if not
of the entire South.
It would not only draw from Texaa but
from a number of other States to the
north of Texas'. It would give Houston
the base of rate making and give a still
greater advantage in rates
A committee was named to solicit
stuck and make necessary' arrangements
for chartering the proposed - Farmers
Union bank. The committee Is composed
of Ed A. Doss Rockdale chairman; w.
T. Elland Rockdale; E. F. Shropshire
Houston; J. W. Ivy Muldoon; Adolph
Melth New Ulm and It .A. ' Bradford
Taylor. .... " ' . -v
OTHER BANKS WOULD
BE OPENED IP NEEDED.
Chairman Doss said that it waa the
desire of the committee to establish' a
bank at Austin with a capital of not
lees than $600000 with a special object
of providing favorable loans to farmers
on bonded warehouse receipts and lands
as collateral. After the first bank is
established at Austin the committee an-
nounced that other banks would be es-
tablished in each of the other districts if
they should be needed.
"The purpose of the proposed bank"
tail one of the leading delegates in at-
tendance at. the "meeting "will be to
finance Interior bonded warehouse re-
ceipts used on cotton where local bank
ers fall to avail themselves of the re-
gional reserve bank laws in the accept-
ance pf money from the regional reserve
banks' at I per cent and loaning it to
farmers on bonded warehouse receipts at
c This matter win come up at the an
nual convention in August Insofar as fi-
nancing cotton in - Houston tha local
banks have always provided a sufficient
fund for handling of all cotton of the
Farmers' union of Texas concentrated
through the warehouses Of Houston and
have already reached an agreement by
which they will do likewise this year.
If all the banks of the State would do
like Houston bank have done1 it would
result in the saving of millions of dol-
lars to the farmers of Texas every year."
An effort is being made to bring the
State convention . to Houston this year.
The annual convention win be held in
August but the exact dates have' not been
set. r - v -.:--.-
Following adjournment of the Farmers'
unlop meeting a meeting of the directors
of the Farmers' Union Cotton company
waa held and B. F. Shropshire waa re-
elected manager for the ensuing year. In
tit afternoon the delegates made a trip
' (Continued on Pag Five.) A
Unless He Surrenders' Troopers by Wednc:'
- Night President. Probably Will Go Ed.
' Congress Following Horning for Aiith::!..
to Forcibly Effect Their Release; '
.. . (AssciUd Prtu Rtporl.) v.. ;-: " ' .
WASHINGTON June 27.Unless' Generdl Carrcr
surrenders : the twenty-three American troopers held at C "
huahua Gty before Wednesday night President Wilson pr; '
ably will go before congress Thursday to ask for authority t
rescue them by force. Pending their release' the Unit;
States government will not consider any offer-of mediati:-.
or arbitration. ' . " f" -v
The state department had no intimation Tuesday night as to when r
reply to the note sent Sunday demanding immediate release-of the soldier
might be i expected.; It was delivered Monday "at'lV a. nu vBpecial" Ageni
Rodgers has been unable to forecast the action of the de facto authorities.
" Prompt compliance by congress' with any request- tha president may
make as to Mexico was foreshadowed by the calm which prevailed latioV t
houses. r'y-; '."-liA'.t ' ' : ; ... :fiiriff:0-' - ;
Although measures designed to prepare for war were under consideration
and the corridors ot the capitol hummed with rumors there was no excite-
ment and discussion ot the subject on the floor was avoided
The legislative branch jof the government was plainly wafting to do its
part when what the majority regarded as Inevitable should corns. '
GAVE GOARD ORDERS
ASKED BY FUNSTON
; :- " V -;;
Pennsylvania and District of Colum-
bia Troops Being Entrained. '
New York Begimenti Are on Their
Way to Border; While 35000 I
. Men in Twelve States East ;
' - - Are Held" Beady. - 4 " -
' ' (Att'oelattf Prut If .)
; NEW YORK' June I7 At tha u
gent request of General Funston or-
ders were Issued late 'Tuesday night
by Major General Leonard Wood com-
mander iff the department of the past
tor Pennsylvania and' District of Col-
umbia troops to entrain for the border
at the earliest possible moment It
was believed at headquarters some of
them might start Tuesday night
The Pennsylvania troops were or-
dered to El Paso and those from tha
District of Columbia to Bisbee' Aris.
Two regiments of'' the New Tork
national guard departed Tuesday for
Brownsville and other militia units
are entrained and expected to"move at
any minute for the Texas border. .-
Thousands of persons ' thronged the
streets . and terminals showering ' tha
troops with flowers and thundering fare
well cheers. Buildings along the lines of
march were decorated with flags and
bunting. The New Tork Central an-
nounced that it was taking away 27 train-
loads of men. 't . t
There -were in camp In the various
States in the territory of the department
of the East a total of 62212 troops. Major
General Wood said at headquarters here.
Of theae 17015 have taken the new fed-
eral oath of allegiance.
Nearly 26000 national guard troops
from 12 States In the department of the
East are' under orders to start for the
Mexican border or' already are on the
way. Two Massachusetts regiments and
two batteries of field artillery from New
Jersey started Tuesday night Indica-
tions are that about 20000 troops from
New York Pennsylvania Now Jersey
Connecticut Massachusetts and Vermont
will get away early. In addition troops
from Maine New Hampshire Delaware
Maryland the District of Columbia Vir-
ginia' and . Florida totalling about 16000
men bad received orders from Major
General Leonard. Wood to leave Tuesday
for the border.
Six thousand national guard troopa of
. (Continued on Page Two.) -
SIOUX Of PERED SERVICES.
kf'V;4W;.tf--:' . '
Fifteen Hundred in South Dakota Were
Ready to Enlist
(Assoctottd fust Rt fori.)
WASHINGTON June 27. Fifteen hun-
dred Sioux Indians In South Dakota have
offered to enlist In the military service
of the United States In the Mexican
emergency. The offer came in a letter
to Senator Johnson of South Dakota who
Tuesday' notified Secretary of War Baker.
When on your vacation! the ghost of
homesicknesses always banished by the
daily appearance of your home" r:pcr
the post. : ; ' . t
7 Phone Preston 8600 or send in your "
dress 'and a POST will bp mnihd 3
every day. ' . .' " 1
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ARREDONDQ NOT ADVISED '
OP RECEIPT' OP NOTE.
Kllaeo Arredondo Mexican ambassador
has not been even advised of the receipt
of the American note.. On bis own re-
sponsibility however he sent to the state
department two communications.; Ona
complains against the enforcement of a
general' embargo on shipmenU to Mex-
ico; the other recites that Mexican citl-
sene have been arrested without cause la
California and Arlsons They warn Sec-
retary Lansing that the present Situation
between the two government can not tail
to be gravely aggravated by these mat-
ters although setting' forth that the am
bassador assumes that local authorities
not the state department were responsi-
ble for the trouble.' - i : -'s
Efforts to sound administration officii '
anew as to their attitude toward a-
form"of arbitration met With a chllUn
reception. Charles' A. Douglas recent! r
re-employed as General Carransa'a leg .l
adviser here called on Counsellor Polk at
the state department. He and Dr.victor
A.; Pendon' bead of the TucaUn. sfsat
commission 'had received word from Luis
Cabrera the Mexican- finance minister
that General Carranaa .was disposed to
appeal to the arbitration provisions of
the treaty of U provided the United
States waa' willing to submit the dispute
to peaceful negotiations. f"
Mr. Douglas Is said td have suggested
that the arbitration provided for under
section 21 of the treaty could well be
employed to formulate a definite ques-
tion as between the two : governments
which In turn might be settled by medi-
tation. He left the conference with tha
clear impression that the Washington
government would listen to no meditation
It has been virtually Indicated that un-
conditional surrender ' of ' the .American
prisoners held at Chihuahua would be tha
only immediate ' step General Carran. i
could take to avoid hostilities. Whethrr
a mediation proposal might be consider? i
after their release Is a matter of specu-
lation. Omolals have no desire ven t
talk matters over on a hypothetical bf i
founded on what might be possible if th
prisoners Were given up. : Ko person In-
terested in maintaining peace between th
governments has been able to obtain any
statement' as to what might be accom-
plished toward mediation of the situation
along the border.
i There Is reason to believe that a pla t
which did not Involve a military statu i
quo In Mexico and the oonseqvient ham-
pering of General Funston'a dlsposltlut
to guard the International boundary frc:
raiders would be considered at least i '
the captured troopers were freed flrst.
PIRSt bPPiciAL t4W OP'
The state department late in the da.
received its flrat ofBctal new ot the cav-
alymen prisoners from other than Mexi-
can sources. The British consul at CI;!-
huahua City transmitted a report throu
the embaaay ssylng that the 23 troor-
and an Interpreter were being well treat-
ed and that the injuries M ; the tw
wounded men weTe sllgSt "v The Brlti t
consulate took over American in teres?
when American Officials were withdrawn.
' Mr.'Arredondo's note pretesting again
the arrest of Mexicans as reported by co -suls
at San Francisco and Tucson. Aru
summaries : of which ' also were te! '
graphed to General Carrans at Mex'
City requests the release of the prl:
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