The Daily Herald (Weatherford, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 47, Ed. 1 Tuesday, March 7, 1916 Page: 1 of 4
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WEATHERFORD, TEXAS, TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 1916.
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New York and St. Louis—they can make them
there cheaper and better than we could here—we
get new hats every week, therefore we get hats
that are up to date in all respects, except prices.
You can save from $1.00 to
$2 by buying your hats here.
TAKEN TO MEAN THAT PRELIMI-
NARY VICTORY SCORED FOR
VOL. XYIL. NO. 4JL
Good Values in Items of
424 LIVES REPORTED LOST—OVER
HALF THOSE ON BOARD
Says All Imps of llell Never Devised
More Infamous Lie Than That
President Wants War.
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DISPATCHES INDICATE GERMNAS
MASSING WARSHIPS FOR
By Associated Press
Rome, March 7.—Twenty German
warships have left Kiel, according to
information received here today.
IForcibly held up by tho British
censor for two days, another dispatch
said: “Twenty-five German warships
were seen Monday in the North Sea."
London, March 7.—A. J. Balfour,
first lord of the admiralty, said in tho
House of Commons this afternoon that
the tonnagj' of the British navy had
been incresvVd by 1,000,000 since the
outbreak of the war while the strength
of the air division of th.o navy had
grown ten foltl.
El PASO JAIL EIRE
SEVERAL OTHERS EXPECTED TO
El 'Paso, Texas, March 7.—Although
the death list remains at eighteen in
the Jail explosion last night, several
more are expected to die. The explo-
sion took place in a disinfectant room
where there were fifty prisoners, a
lighted match igniting vapors arising
from the bath room, being a mixture
of gasoline, kerosene and vinegar. An
inquest and investigation by city offi-
cials has been ordered for today.
<H. M. Cross, an American, who die 1
of injuries, was named as the man who
struck the match that caused the lire,
In a statement mado by H. <1. Bagby,
one of the trusties on guard. Cross
was under arrest as a vagrant., His
home is said to have been in Daven-
The disinfecting tubs were placed
near the doorway leading to the police
hospital. The burst of flames blew out
doors and windows and the blaze in the
hospital renderod it useless for the
press of emergency work which fol-
On fire from head to foot, the nude
victims dashed into the streets and
alleys surrounding the prison. Sever-
al, evidently maddened by the pain out
distanced all pursuers and disappear-
ed. Only one of these had been found
several hours after the disaster. One
of the victims, a veritable torch, clam-
bered to the roof of the jali, where he
was rescued by firemen only to die a
few minutes later.
A majority of the inmates of the jail
were out at work at the time of the
The blaze started from a flash of
flame from a large tub of gasoline and
kerosene solution used to destroy germ
killing lice. More than a score of
prisoners who were thoroughly satu-
rated with the solution were enveloped
in flames. Jail attendants immediately
opened two exits, allowing a number
of the prisoners in the bathroom to
escape, although seriously' burned.
Surrounding the bath quarters are
rows of cells, mostly filled with pris-
oners. The cells adjacent to the bath
were caught in the flames and it was
in these that most of the fatalities oc-
curred. Volunteer rescuers aided in
| dragging out the victims, many uncon-
scious and badly burned. The fire de-
partment, quartered in the same build-
ing. extinguished the blaze before it
had spread to other parts of the jail.
ENGLISH BREWERS WILL L’UH.
TAIL BEER MANUFACTURE.
! Hy A»s(M*int«Ml Press
London, March 7.—The Brewers’ so-
jeiety lias decided to curtail the manu-
facture of beer in compliance with the
intimation of the government that the
consumption of malt, sugar and hops
by the trade should be reduced by
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Demountable Rims (one extra)
104-Inch Wheel Base
Cantilever Rear Springs
Full Streamline Body
Deep, Soft Upholstery
Price, f. o. b. Weatherford, $675
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QUICK SERVICE GARAGE
By As.socijitutl Press
Washington, March 7.—The house
by a vote of 250 to 160, today adopted
the rule allowing four hours debate
on the McLemore warning resolution
and tliis is taken as a preliminary
victory for the administration.
Membors assembled promptly for an
all day fight of the administration for-
ces to kill the McLemore resolution.
Unanimous consent was had at open-
ing of the session to a 90-minute de-
bate on resolution allowing four hours
debate on the '.MicLemore measure was
championed by Acting Chairman Pou
of the rules committee on the floor.
An outburst of applause came when
Chairman Pou said: “All the imps ol
hell never devised a more infamous
lie than the declaration that President
Wilson wants war.’’
Representative Harrison, Democrat,
of Mississippi, said: “If the rule is
defeated you would not only send joy
to the hearts of the people in foreign
capitals, but you would stab your own
President in the back.”
Republican Leader Mann in a ten
minutes speech pleaded with the
house to defeat the rule.
Administration leaders said there is
no doubt that the vote on the resolu-
tion showed they could table the 'Mc-
Lemore measure by a large majority
GERMANS TAKE SWEDLSU BOAT;
RETURN HER TO OWNERS.
liy Associated Press
Copenhagen, March 7.—A Mulmoe.
Sweden, dispatch says a German tor-
pedo boat captured the Swedish brig
Inez off Landskrana, Sweden and plac-
ed a prize crew aboard. A Swedish
torpedo boat came up and drew at-
tention to the fact that the Inez cap-
ture was made a half mile within
Swedish waters. The German com-
mander thereupon made apologies and
permitted the Inez to proceed.
Was of 8,871 Tons and in Service Be-
tween Barcelona, Spain, and
Santos, Brazil, March 7.—The Span-
ish steamship Principe de Austria ha
been sunk by striking a rock. She
went to the bottom in five minutes.
Eighty-six members of the crew and
fifty-seven passengers have been
brought to Santos. The survivors were
brought to Santos by the French
London, March 7.—A Lloyd’s dis-
patch from Santos says that 338 pas-
sengers and 107 members of the crew
on the Principe de Asturia are missing.
The steamer was wrecked Sunday off
Sebastiao Point, the western extrem-
ity of the island of that name, near the
entrance to Santos Bay.
HILL NO. 265 ATTACKED AND CAP.
TURED VETER SUSTAIN-
ING HEAVY LOSS.
By Associated Press
The attack on Verdun has shifted
to the west and the Germans now are
engaged in pounding way toward the
fortress from beyond the Meuse. A
general advance of the Germans is re-
counted in official statements.
Paris admits that the Germans, af-
ter a violent bombardment, forced
their way through Forges and along
the railroad near Regneville, a .mi! 1
and a half southest. An entire divis-
ion attacked and captured Hill No. 265
southwest of Regneville, although the
Germans sustained heavy losses.
Berlin says Fresnes, in the Woevre
district, southeast of Verdun, was cap-
tured this morning by the Germans.
The French lines farther west have
Germans Leave for West Front.
Ily Associated Press
Paris, March 7.—A delayed Saloniki
Havas dispatch gives the report that
almost all the German troops concen-
trated on the Balkan front have left
for the western front. Some Turkish
regiments, the message says, have
been sent from the Balkans to Cau-
Y. W .C. A. Girls to Give Pageant.
By Associated Press
Dallas, Texas. March 7.—“Girls of
Yesterday and Today,” a spectacular
pageant depicting the half century
growth of the Young Women’s Chris-
tian Association will he given tonight
at the state fair coliseum by members
young women will participate. Tho pa-
geant was to have been held on Febru-
ary 29, but was postponed.
BELIEVED BIG NAVAL BATTLE
18 NOW PENDING IN BALTIC
London, March 7.—Certain some-
what vague but persistent rumors
which have been circulated here for
several days by word of mouth re-
garding the North Sea war zone have
created a state of expectancy among
Londoners. This expectancy has been
heightened by dispatches received
from Seandanavia predicting that a
battle between Russo-British and Ger-
man warships is not far distant.
Russian torpedo boats are reported
to have been seen near an island in
the Baltic sea. and a half dozen Ger-
man submarines have been observe !
off Oxelsund, on the Baltic to th
south of Stockholm. The gen r.\l
opinion in Scandinavia is said to be
that Great Britain and Russia will
intercept German sailings to Sweden
as soon as the ice has melted, the ic.e
already having partially broken up
and rendered it easy for forcing.
Naval experts Have expressed the
opinion privately for several days that
the Germans are preparing to venture
out and that important events are
pending. As to whether the British
officials believe this, obviously noth-
ing is known.
Refuses to Send Woman to Jail.
New York, March 7.—United States
District Judge Dayton of Virginia re-
fused Monday to send Mirs. William
Hale of Boston to jail for smuggling
on the ground that he shared the sou-
thern opinion of sending a woman to
jail was horrible. Mrs. Hale is the
of the local association. About 200 [Wad of a Boston millinery firm and
prominent in suffragist circles. She
pleaded guilty to defrauding the gov-
ernment of $200.
Every Day Apparel—
Girls* Wash Dresses, sizes 6 to 16, in
solid colors, stripes, checks, combinations of solids
and stripes materials, Ginghams, Galatea, Cbam-
brays and Linen, splendid dresses at 60 cents, $1.00,
$1.25, $1.50 to $2.50.
Girls* Wash Dresses, sizes 6 to 14, in
plaids of beautiful spring shades, extra value at 50c.
Same dresses for little tots, sizes 2 to 6, 25c.
Little Tots* Wash Dresses, sizes 2 to
6, in checks, solid colors and stripes, spring colors,
priced at 50c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.25.
Girls’ Middies, in White or Linen colors,
sizes 8 to 16, good quality, price 50c.
Ladies* White Middies, sizes 34 to 44
at only 50 cents.
New Lace Waists in combinations of
beautiful colors, made of the wanted fabrics and in .
the very newest fashions, all sizes.
Prices $2.50 and upward to $7.50.
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SPREAD DEATH AND AGONY IN
AUSTRIAN CAMP AT LAIBACH
—800 KILLED OR WOUNDED.
By Associated I’ress
Geneva, Switzerland, March 7.—
Eight hundred Austrian soldiers in
barracks were killed or wounded in
the raid made by Italian aeroplanes
Feb. 19 on the city Laibach, according
to information received here.
Two high officers of the staff of
Archduke Eugene, commander in
chief of the Austrian forces operating
against Italy, are said to to have been
killed. One of the. Italian aeroplanes
Laibach is a city about 45 miles east
of Gorizia, and has a population of
about 30,000. It has been stated that
it is the headquarters of the Austrian
army operating against the Italians.
An official report of the raid given
out in Rome said that it was in retal-
iation for numerous violations of in-
ternational law by the Austrians. It
was added that the raiding squadron
had dropped several dozens of gren-
ades and bombs on the city. An Aus-
trian official statement referring to
the same raid said that it was a la-
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than $3.50, a great many of them regular $3.75
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THE STORE WITH THE GOODS.
BROTHER OF AMBASSADOR SAYS
ALLIED LOAN DESTROYED NEU-
TRALITY OF NATION.
Washington, March 7.—In a sensa-
tional statement wherein he declares
that the loon of $500,000,000 to the al-
lies has destroyed the semblance of
neutrality of the United States, Repre-
sentative Robert X. Pa?e, a North Car-
olina Democrat, brother of the ambas-
sador to the court of St. James, an-
nounced last night that he would re-
tire from public life because he could
not follow the foreign policy of th ' ad-
Without opposition within his party
in North Carolina, Mr. Page in an open
letter to his constituents, declines to
stand for renomination.
Mr. Page, facing a vote on the arm-
ed ship issue, upon which the President
insists, says that by his vote he runs;
the risk of “staining my hands with Uk*-;
blood of my jpuntrymen.”
Referring to the loan to the allies,,
the brother of the American ambassa^
dor to Great Britain says:
“Jesus Christ never uttered a mors?
profound truth than when he declared!;
‘Where your treasure is, there Ttili
your heart also.’ I have no pro-Ger-
man, nor pro-anything sentiment or in-
clination other than pro-American- 1
will not stultify my conscience or stain
my hands with the blood of my coun-
trymen, neither will 1 do violence tr»
my conscientious convictions of duty,
thereby forfeiting my self-respect-”1
The Twentieth Century Club will
serve dinner next Saturday in the buil-
ding south of the Herald office, to.
which the public is invited..
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CLABENCE HOPKINS, Owner
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