The Daily Herald. (Weatherford, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 105, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 15, 1913 Page: 2 of 4
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The Daiiy Herald
Published every day except Sunday by ing line with the enemy’s tainted gold
THE HERALD PUBLISHING CO.’Y | in his private strong box in a national
121 York Avenue
Entered at the Postoffice at Weather-
ford, Texas, as second-class matter.
J. E. 11. BAILEY, Business Mgr.
Southwestern XV) independent 4‘i-B.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE CITY
TIIURSDVV, MAY 15. !!)!.’!.
(Continued from Wednesday’*-.
Whether or not tin* 1110:1
IV 1 ear-
rying out the deals of tin
f 011 u, f1 ‘t*s -
man from the bills and tiie
ft ‘11 ('ll 1) ’l' *
or was furnished them, can
at only, but there sr<* fa
which throw weight on ’
belief that they were suppli
street interests. Tiie facts
Tiie cotton buyer possessed
more than a modest home
;i *it! le
city wherein property was
bank or invested safely in good rich
farms, in revenue-producing houses,
or in bonds of the nation.
The cotton buyer no longer buys cot-
ton, margin or spots. He is after
bigger fish, and that is almost a pun,
for the deals he is now interested in
have to da with water. The people’s
water < He visits Washington often
and if he docs not keep up his close
acquaintanceship with the hillbilly
member and other members he must
have lost his cunning.
President Taft last year vetoed a
bill bearing on water powers. Keep
an eye on ttie gun.
(See tomorrow’s Herald.)
“Daughter of Confederacy Shown at
Princess for Benetit of Old Sol-
diers’ Reunion Trip.
PATHETIC STORY OF ADAMS, 1VH0
SPENT FORTUNE IN
THE MilITE SLAVE TRAFFIC.
For the benefit of one of our es-
teemed county correspondents who
wrote us last week an article on the
white slave traffic,” but ,who took
the wrong turning on the subject, we
respectfully call the lady’s attention
to the faet that tin? war on the “white
e traffic” as carried on by cer-
at fanciful figures, lie was a bor-
rower and liad been in hard circum-
stances for years.
The Congressman had never been
known to have enough money at one
time to finance any deals of magni-
tude. lie owned a small farm cf per-
haps a hundred acres and a modest
home. For years lie was always heard
to complain that a Congressman’s sal-
ary was Insufficient to i.vo upon in
Washington, and was constantly
threatening to resign, though lie never
<lld. The total borrowing capacity of
the Congressman's possessions could
.not have exceeded $H),t)oo and that
would have been the limit.
As the deals made in cotton by the
pair Involved hundreds of hales at a
lime, on margin: and as the spot pur
'Chases from the fanners' wagons and
Wt the compress involved hundreds
more, and as the margin deals were
repeated dozens of times, one may
without any stretch of fancy, calcu-
late what their resources must have
been. They either had to have In
their possession much ready cash: or
else they were in connection with
money forces that gave them an al-
most unlimited line of credit in the
cotton exchanges of New York and
New Orleans, in both of which markets
their deals were put and closed.
It Ih not at all difficult, therefore, to
figure it out. The Congressman was
In touch witih certain unscrupulous
forces in New York and New Orleans,
that did not hesitate at a little tiling
such us using the inside knowledge
possessed by a member of Congress
as to the disposition that would finally
be made of the bill that was seen
would so seriously affect the cotton
market. It's as plain as daylight. The
money to buy cotton was being sup-
plied and the line of credit to make
margin deals was maintained at tin*
extreme ends of the line of communi-
cation. How easy!
With the special knowledge possess-
ed by the M. C ; with the expert cot-
ton buyer and his twenty years of ex-
perience In making margin deals and
his knowledge of the scalping firun
in both the great gambling cotton cen-
ters; with the crafty schemers in the
mnrkofs to watch things and dis-
tribute their deals so that no suspicion
ntlght arise as to the Identity. an '
and federal governments, does not
contemplate interfering with parents
in, ttie performance of what they may
conceive to be their duty in chastis
ing a wayward or obdurate child.
■Tlic prosecutions of persons alleged
'to be engaged in the traffic which has
come to be known as “white slavery
is aimed only at those who toll irre-
sponsible young girls or women away
from home and coerce or debauch
them into leading lives of shame.
Upon such individuals tlx- law,
the opinion of the Herald, can scarce
!y lay its hand too heavily. But for
the law to interfere between parent
and refractory child is another tiling,
altogether, and the Herald is not sun
that it cares to undertake a discus
sion in its columns regarding this
If a parent is cruel or unnecessarily
harsh in administering chastisement
It may be well for the law to take a
hand, but to condemn broadly the pa-
rent who has to contend with bad
stubborn, or willful children is a field
of controversy into which the Herald
hesitates to enter. Thereupon is
very wide difference of opinion, but
none as to “white slavery."
High School Play May -M.
The annual play of the graduating
class of the high school will be pre-
sented at Havncs Opera House Wed-
nesday night, May 21. The drama se-
lected for tills year is “The Kingdom
of Heart’s Contest, ’ which is a strong
play of college life an 1 surroundings
There are eighteen in the cast and
they have been rehearsing faithfully
In order to insure'a creditable pre-
sentation. In addttic, l to the three
acts of the drama, a monologue will
be given by one of ♦*. ? young ladles
of the class
The offering this years abounds in
humor and string srnations It will
he pleasing :o r Id an 1 young. Ro-
mance and excP'.ni! moments of plot-
ting and coun'erpljc ng will be por-
trayed. and c illcgi pranks and laugh-
able seen's uii. ndl to ’Ik- cnjavni*nt
of the performance Music will be fur-
nished uy y.r. orches’ra and an < i ii g
of genuine pleasure may he antici-
pated. Tile p rforma'H e will begin
promptly at V’.O. T:k cist includes
with the unsuspeetlug reporter bribed f Porter Pickard, 1..union \\..<ho, Gar-
off with a few dozen Havati :s s ? that ^ land 1’siborn, tin > I anipo*?!!, lot n
no hint of the whereabouts, no whir- i Scherer, .lohti l r n< ■ ?. Lin v J-lurp
per of the identity of the st itesmatti "> Mae Noble. Louis*' M Won. 1 Mar-
should slip out to the world vv In r- In tin. Lula Browder l e1 l.i i'nnn. ^do-
wns known, it was a scheme that ! Coleman. Alii lot !i*o. Ol'i” Myers
would have made .1 Rufus hr -k out ) MarMe I ticker. !•••:!*• Norton. Marti..1
’ rvitu- an ! 1 ,*>• i s Hart
General R. AV. Bonner of the Par
ker County Grays and the local C. C
V. camp, tells the Herald he received
frOrnthe proceeds of the picture “.A
Daughter of the Confederacy” at the
Princess photo play house, Wednes-
day afternoon and night the sum of
$30 net. The theatre manager retain-
ed only actual expense money for the
day’s running, including the cost of
the reels which was $15.
in addition to the sum received
from the photoplay benefit, the vet-
erans got $13.50 from their benefit
entertainments in Eagles’ hall, a nd
with a balance left over from last
year, and a dollar or two received
from private sources, the old soldiers
now have the sum of about $52.50 in
bank as a fund to defray their ex-
penses to the reunion at Chattanooga
There will be an entertainment at
Haynes Opera House next Saturday
night given for the benefit ’ of the
veterans from which it is hoped to
derive a good sum if the Weather-
ford citizenry will turn out and pa-
tronize the effort being made to ger
the fund increased.
A resolution is pending before the
hoard of directors of the Chamber of
Commerce to donate $10 to tile vet-
erans and there is probably no ob-
jection to this being done, as the vet-
erans will advertise Weatherford and
Parker county in return for Hu-
ll] on oy so appropriated.
The old soldiers who will go from
Parker county will probably not num-
ber more than ten or twelve, and
Weatherford should see to it that they
go provided with sufficient funds to
keep them comfortably while away
It will, in all probability be the las!
time some of them will enjoy a re
union. They are fast passing front
the scene and soon they will have
foregathered around their last camp-
fire, pitched their last bivouac.
General Bonner desires the Herald
to sincerely thank all who have con-
tributed to the fund, and tell then-
how much the old veterans appreciate
ABOUND THE COURT HOUSE.
all over with >*!!\>
Such a deal was the first tbv ever
came to the knowledge of the tri-
weekly reporter, but it Is not the las'
that lias berotn.- political history is
there any differ -i. - between the ser-
vant of the p . p! in Congress who
uses his high office to mike dirt?
gains such ns ».*r* ; a i b> that Hill-
billy M. C ai. i h*< pr- oh* r -nfrer
Real Estate Transfers.
Elizabeth E. Cox and husband to J.
M. Duncan for $300.00, lots two and
three in block twelve, in Britton ad-
dition to Weatherford.
Mrs. J. M. Walker to Mrs. Sheila M.
Hudson for $1 and affection, lots six
and seven, block four in Aledo.
Mark Putman and wife to A. B.
Smith for $000, lot two, block 48, in
J. P. Davis and wife to J. D. Per-
kins for $800, lot in Springtown.
Fannie J. Hill (a feme sole) to AV.
A. Boyd for $6,000 for 200 acres more
or less out of tile C. C. C. Hardwick
survey, and the B. F. Freeman survey
M. S. Hunt, et. al. to A. J. Chunii
for $1,600, for 3-4 acre in POrkor
county, out of Sec. 321, T. & P. survey.
.1. N. Busby and wife to Joe Rich-
ards for $2,50o, for lot) 3-12 acres out
f Milton Ikard survey in Parker
Formers Co-operative Gin Co. of
Roberts, to 11. A. I’inskard for $5u t, j
one lot, and one-half acre.
.!. D. Kdgil and wife to il. B. Little,
field for $'"•*, for 4" acres out of Sec
New Mexico, in common with the
states of the Rocky Mountain region,
and more particularly that section of
the Southwest traversed by the Span-
ish explorers and colonized by them,
has it slore of stories of hidden treas-
ure and lost mines that, when redis-
covered, will make the finder so weal-
thy that J. Pierpont Morgan, by com-
parison, would look like a pauper,
says tiie News, of Carizozo, New Mex-
ico. Lincoln county—in this as in oth-
er things—is well along in the proces-
sion, and not only has a cave at White
Oaks containing a vast amount of bur-
ied treasure placed there on the re-
treat of the Spaniards from Quan Qui-
vera—but also the famous semi-his-
toric .Montezuma mine on Eagle creek
—lost to sight of man for centuries,
but fabulously rich. All old timers
will recall how earnestly poor old
Jake Miller labored to uncover the
buried treasure in the cave at White
Oaks and how his sublime faith in
its existence induced others to join
him in the search for burro load upon
burro load of the yellow metal stow-
ed there by the hand of man. Also
it will be remembered how search has
been made for the lost Mojitezuma
mine oi> Eagle creek, but the fact re-
mains that the hidden treasure re-
mains hidden and the lost mine is still
lost. But more of this anon.
The foregoing thoughts are only
penned as an introduction to another
story—famous in all the adjoining
states and with which many old-tim-
ers are familiar. This particular lost
mine is located in the mountains of
Western Socorro county, near where
the Kellys formerly lived, and have
become celebrated, not only because
of their fabulous richness, but be-
cause of a thrilling story attached to
their discovery, the subsequent loss—
to the finder—of their whereabouts,
and the determined efforts that have
been made to relocate them. Much has
been written and wide interest mani-
fsted in the story of the “Adams Dig-
gings,” of which the following article
furnished by Mrs. Ed R. Kelly, and
written by Mr. Spooner, is considered
a very good description and for the
curious it is herewith presented;
In the fall of the year 1850 while the
gold fever of California was at its
highest, a man by the name of Adams,
and his three companions, were cros-
sing New Mexico on their way to Cal-
ifornia. Late one evening they came
to a path which led them up a short
canyon, to where they found water,
and it may be remarked here that
water is scarce in that part of the
country. They struck camp for the
night and during the evening one of
the men concluded to try a pan of dirt,
and to his great surprise found gold
in great abundance.
After they were satisfied that they
had struck it rich, they went to work
and built a miner's cabin and prepar-
ed to pass the winter in working their
claim. In building the fireplace to
the cabin they made a box of stone
with the hearth rock as a covering
for a place of safety to store their
earnings. When they had been work-
ing the mine for about three months
Adams took his gun one evening and
went out to kill a deer for meat. When
he returned laie in the evening lie
found oik* of liis partners lying in the
irai! aboul !<>!> yards from the cabin,
where he had been killed by the In-
dians. On closer investigation lie
iXound the other two killed and tin
Our stock of Hand-
Painted China is com-
prised of both natuf-
and the conventional
designs—the work of
artists. The Pickard
China makes a hand- *
some and acceptable
A. H. RUSSELL
Jeweler and Optician
there, which created quite an excite-
ment. He told them of how he had
marked the cottonwood tree; he also
produced a nugget of gold that lie had
taken from the mine and had care-
fully kept for twenty-five years. He
described the stream upon whose
banks the marked tree was growing.
Some of the old-timers who had heard
and become interest in his story
concluded to help him look for the
marked tree, thinking if they found it
as described there must be something
in the story.
After a diligent search of a few days
the stream was located—it is now
known as the Negroite, or Little Black.
It is a tributary to the Gila and heads
up in the Datil mountains. After a
further search of a day or two the
tree was found and was marked just
as described by Adams, and showed
to have been marked many years.
Those who were present when the
marked tree was found say that old
man Adams was wild with joy and
said, “Now if the mine can be found
I will be a millionaire, and I only want
what is hid under the hearthplace, and
there are millions in the mines for
Adams and his party then began
searching for the mine proper. They
thought the mine would be some forty
or fifty miles from the marked tree, so
they began the search on that theory,
supposing' that Adams would have
traveled about twenty or twenty-five
miles in a night. Adams continued
the search for about twelve or four-
teen years and squandered the whole
of his $14,000 long before he gave up
the searph; in fact he never quit
searching for that mine until death
claimed him. He died—a poor, old
heart-broken man, always saying
there were millions in the mine if it
could be found. Mr. Kenock, foreman
of tiie Y Cattle Company, who is now
ni rimim: to mwa
•ubin burned down. Tin* first thought
with Adams was to get away* from
weeks looking for the lost mine. Mr.
Patterson, who is an old-time miner
and western man, and is now post-
master at Patterson, near Vhere tha
mine is supposed to be, has spent
about $5,000 looking for the mine and
he is perfectly sure in his mind that
the lost mine does exist somewhere In
that part of the country.
Adams said that when the discover-
ed the mine the grass was iwalst high
all over the country, so it is generally
supposed that fire has long since de-
stroyed all signs of the ax made In
building their cabin.
“The Kingdom of Heart’s Content."
Lighten the Housework
A plain iron sink returns veiy
little for the effort spent upon it.
A few minutes spent in cleaning a
Standard" white enameled sink
and you have a veritable beauty
' spot of radiance.
Our catalogue of sinks is very
interesting with its wall hanging,
corner and recess patterns. Iris
free to all interested in good
plumbing and good fixtures.
( AMP \ (0.
a resident of that part of New Mexico! Plumbing and Sheet Metal Contractors
where the mine was generally sup-! .....
posed to be, took his outfit of twenty- j
ve or thirty men and put in two!
there as far and as fast as possible.
I.ecal peep!* ar- surprised at On
QUICK results received from aim'd**
buckthorn bark, glycerine, etc. as
mixed in Adl*r-l-k.a, the (o-rni;-.n r*
cry which became famous by urine
and the soldier on th< pick * line or j appendle'.Ms. The ReynoM* Drue < ■>
on the walls of bis c'ttntrv's fortthat this simple r •med* dr i"
cations, who gives ©v.-r his comrades ‘off such .a surprising amount of o!
to his cdtintry’s eoc? i R T’> opt' foul : :t* r from th»> body that A n.N-
<Wferoneo is. the sMdier who betrays CLE nf)S*5 relieves sour stomach
his people is shot to death, bo * the pas on the s* arnach and cons ti pat ion
roan wdn trades bis in 'Hence or bis INSTANTLY.—AJv.
special knowledge is re-elected and —-
bowed before. The one goes to an The Daily Herald—10c Per Monlh.
.61. T A:. !’. survey.
Marriage Licenses. land as California had been their ob-
The following marring.* license was Jectivc Plint he stl,rtf’d out in that di-
ssu.-d Wednesday: T W. Wampler!reC,ion As U,erc was 150 one livii»T
• Hiss Alice Lay malice. in ,ha' ™u,Urv »nd Indians were
J always on th.
O. A. HOLLAND, PrMidaet)
c. C BARTHOLD, Vtce-PTMtiM!
G. 8. WHITE. Vloe-Pnwldeo:
J. O TITKBR. Ct«ht«r
J P OWFV!». AMleiant C*«hl*r
barney Holland. a»»’« cwbier
Citizens National Bank
Directors—G. A. Holland. C. C. Barthold, J. O. Tucker, G. S. White,
C. C. Littleton, Barry Holland, H. O. Barthold.
Death nurd O-dinancc Affirmed,
in Ek (' tin of Grimina! Appeals j
Wednesday the exparr**** case of J. W
vs. the t’ity of Weatherford which was
Hogg vs City of Weatherford which
was a motion for rehearing in the ease
which the high court had affirmed
some few weeks ago. the motion for
was denied. A case from Hillsboro
of similar nature was also upheld.
This throws the case back to point
of origin which ig the city council of
Weatherford, the district court here
having already passed upon it favor-
ably to the city. The Hogg case has
become « famous one in Texas, in-
volving the right of any person to set
up a business in the streets of an in-
corporation and carry it on without
The decision dpes not involve the
right of a farmer to peddle the pro-
ducts of his farm, nor the manufac-
turers of raw produc\ to sell that pro-
duct by peddling. It does stop the
latter from occupying the streets.
Ice cream social at E. A. Camp’s to-
warpath in that day and
time, he traveled in the night and lay
by in the daytime. After two night's
I travel and about 3 o'clock a. m. the
third day he came to a stream cf wal-
ler, at which he marked a cottonwood
tree as a guide to assist him in locat-
ing his mines some time in the future
He then made his way in a westerly
direction, traveling fer days and days
or rather nights, without seeing any
one, until at last he landed in Cali
fornia. He there was enggaod in dif
ferent occupations for about twenty-
five years, but at all times with the in-
tention of closing out his business am
returning to his rich mine in Southerr
New Mexico whenever the country wat
sufficiently safe for him to return. Ir
about The year 1ST8 Mr. Adams soh
his two farms in California, whicl
brought him $14,000. He then return-
ed to New Mexico and began a syste
matic search for the mine.
On his return to the country where
he thought he might be getting in thr
vicinity of his lost mine he found t
few mining towns and also some large
stock ranches scattered over the coun-
try. He informed some of the best
men of the country as to his bustnei
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and helps them to do their proper work. It relieves pain
and restores health, in a natural manner, by going to the
source of the trouble and building up the bodily strength.
^ Mrs. Grace Fortner, of Man, W. Va., took
This is what she says about It: “I was so
nervous, I could not bear to have anyone near me. _
fainting spells, and I lost flesh every day. The first deae
of Cardui helped me. Now, I am entirely cured of the
fainting spells, and I cannot say enough for Cardui, for I
know it saved my life.” It is the best tonic for women.
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