The Daily Herald (Weatherford, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 307, Ed. 1 Tuesday, January 9, 1917 Page: 1 of 4
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WSATHERFORD, TEXAS, TUE8DAY, JANUARY 9, 1917.
VOL. XVII. NO H77
Spring Quarterly 25c
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.(With any pattern free)
are now oft Bale—Febru-
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Ur/ lashion sheets Free,
also The Designer to all
the Vatican. It writes several hundred
letters a dayt and to date sucjuietters
have run up to a total of, more than
5,000,000. As the department rStu^ns
all money enclosed in letters of ap-
peal and as a person writing from
England cannot well enclose Italian
stamps tdr International . correspond-
ence, the stamp bill alone of the de-
partment has been upwards of $200,-
000. / t
After making an official demand on
the government of the country where
the lost soldier. Is supposed to be, the
department causes each new'name to
be posted up in the military prison
camps, by the aid of ^-Catholic chap-
lain always present, in the hope that
some of the lost soldiers’ comrades
may see the name and offer some clue
that will lead to his location. Several
thousands of such lists have been
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PROMISES TO BE ONE OF
IMPORTANT STS8IONS HELD
IN MANY YEARS.
; the invocation, the senate proceeded
| with its organization. This is expect-
ed td consume most of the afternoon.
There'is a secretary to be elected,
journal clerk, reading clerk and oth-
1 rs as well. The president protem of
the senate ,fs to be elected. This posi-
tion was formerly one of honor only,
MOST but has become more important, in
I view of the fact that^Leutenant Gover-
[ nor Hobby may be named as a direc-
tor of the Farm Loan Bank. In this
event he will have to resign his office
and the president protem of the sen-
ate would automatically become lieu-
tenant governor of Texas.
Presi- 1 After the organization of the legis-
. lature, there will be a flood of bills
and resolutions introduced which will
—:- , i be referred to their respective com-
Austin, Texas, Jan. 9.—With a quo- mittees for consideration. The senate
rum present in both branches, the is not expected to hold afternoon ses-
FILER ME SPEAKER
Henderson of Morris County,
dent Protem of Senate—Both
OF MORE THAf*
10,000 FOUND SINCE BEGIN-
’W:"- NING OF WAR. I
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1 Jan. 7.—Pope Benedict XV,
through the Department of Lost Sol-
diers established at the Vatican, has
; aided in learning the whereabouts of
-more than 10,000 lost soldiers about
Whom heart-broken relatives had tn-
Ifnired through personal appeals to
holiness. He is receiving, and
IfljBVaince the war began,
i. 200 letters a day from distracted
tfc, wives and sweethearts in all
le belligerent nations, pleading
lie use his good offices to learn
lather their loved ones, about whom
. jaave been unable to hear any-
*,are de/d, wounded, sick or pris-
The pope has Tound this one of the
, saddest phases of the war. Notwith-
. | standlng. the sise of his daily mail, he
SIl such letters himself. In the
*S Beginning of the war he attempted to
4* investigate each personally, but the
‘ '*■ tash"became go formidable that it was
necessary to establish a separate de-
partment at the Vatican ifOw in charge
of Father Huismarn, under the pope’s
^direction. His holiness, after read-
ing one of the appeals, makes some
notations on its envelope and sends it
«to the Department of Lost Soldiers,
which has its offices on the fourth
four Of the Vatican near the papal sec-
• retary of state. Here are some thirty
prleBta and. civilians engaged in cler-
The department has access to offi-
i eial reports transmitted by the Prus-
v, Sian minister ofwaf to ^be holy see
at Lagano, Switzerland, and has of-
fices at Paris, Constantinople, Vienna,
Freiburg, Brussels and Padeborn,
Westphalia, Germany, with several mi-
nor branches in other countries.
The department has become one of
the most highly organized of any in
printed. There are 110 lists, each con- jThrty-fifth legislature convened at gj0hs for at least a month, as the
taining 200 names, for the Italian army |noon today, the galleries in the House members will be occupied with com-
alone, making thus a total of 22,000 |»n<i Senate being filled with spectators mittee work.
lost Italian soldjprs. Aside from this, (who witnessed the opening eeremon-j The governor’s message is not ex-
the department has copies of official ies °f what promises to be one of the petted until tomorrow,
army • prisoner lists, arranged by na-!m°st important sessions of the Texas j After the senate was called to or-
tions, and it immediately searches lawmakers. der, Senator McNealus presented a
these lists carefully for the name of Churchill Bartlett., secretary of state, petition signed by George W. Moore
the lost soldier. called the House to order. After the and others of Cook county, protesting
Despite the difficulties of the task, invocation, temporary officers were against the seating of Senator Geo.
the department has so far been able named to carry on the business until W. Dayton of the Cooke county dis-
to find more than 10,000 lost soldiers, the organization of the House is per- trict on the ground of ineligibility, be-
and the pope has received a treasured fected. cause he had not been a resident of
collection of thanks from families, of-j After the election of speaker the the state five years,
ten from little children, who address House will *be quickly organized and 1 John M. Henderson of Morris coun-
him as “mister,” or who give him the'prqceed with its business. The speak- ty, was elected president pro tern of
title of namPs of popes dead, many :er will then announce his list of ap- the senate. ’
hundreds of, years. Ipointive officers and probably, tomor-1 F. O. Fuller of San Jacinto was
The correspondent of the Associated row, the list of standing committees, elected speaker of the house.
Tress on a visit to tBe department saw | W. P. Hobby, lieutenant governor,'- Both Henderson and Fuller are pro-
a bundle of letters that had just been'called the senate to order, and after hibitionists.
sent by tbe pope, possibly 75 in num-
ber, and on the envelope of each one
in his own handwriting was written
directions concerning its disposition.
Among the heap was a letter from his
sister, the Countess Perslco della Chi-
esa, of Genoa, the pope’s home city,
asking that a search be made for a
certain soldier of Genoa. "The count-
ess begs attention again,” the pope
had written on( the letter. Another 1
one of the letters was one of thanks
from a Frepch family whose son, Jean
Laforgue, had been for two years in
the Orient without being able to send
news 4o his family of himself, but the
pope had been able to discover this
lost son at Sanisan, in distant Turkey.
' Another letter wras one of Ihas^cs
from the family of Count Hugo de i
Rochefort, lieWnant in the aeronau- a, y8 United States of America, ap-
tic corps, who, during the Somme of-1pealed from the Southern District of ________________________
tensive,^ fell^ into the German lines. > (j>exas by defendants, Dunn and others, on his mission and will arrive in the
An electoin was held in Texas dur-'the national capital Wednesday and
ing November, 1914, for congressmen, deliver the ballot.
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TRIBUNAL AT NEW ORLEANS j ELECTORS MEET AT AUSTIN AND
HOLDS GRAND JURY WAS j CAST BALLOT FOR WILSON
ILLEGALLY DRAWN. I AND MARSHALL.
Orleans, Jan. 9.—That
I Austin, Texas, Jan. 9.—In the ses-
tbe sion here Monday the electoral col-
lege of Texas cast its full vote of twen-
ty for Woodrow Wilson as President
of the United States and for Thomas
R. Marshall as vice president, and
Appeals in the case of Tom Dunn et Lloyd P. Lochridge of Austin was
elected to carry the ballot to Washing-
ton. Mr. Lochridge left Monday night
properly drawn and could not indict,
was the ultimatum handed down by
the United States Circuit Court of
By telegraphing to the nuncio at Mu-
nich, Bavaria, the department had'
been able to learn that the young man I
bad died in the hospital at Verland
and been buried in the cemetery at-
tached to the hospital. “It was at
least a consolation for tbe family to
know the burial plac£,” said Father
LAWSON PROMISES HE
WILL DISCLOSE NAMES
especially from the Fifteenth district, j Tjijg ^as followed by the selection
and ^two at large. Nueces county forms 0j a messenger to carry the kesult of
a paSr of the Fifteenth district. There |tj,e conege to Washington. There
Washington, Jan. 9.—Thos. W. Law-
son promised thes, bouse investigating
committee that he would disclose the
were charges of fraud among the fac-
tions. It was fought out in the Unit-
ed States district court for the South-
ern district of Texas, where the in-
dictments returned Sept. 2, and Sept.
G, 1911, were upheld.
The defendants in the action came
were four applicants: Pat O’Keefe of
Dallas. John T. Bonner of Waco, L. P.
Lochridge of Austin and F. S. Bell of
Callahan county. Each applicant was
given five minutes in which to pre-
sent bis claims for the -honor of car-
rying the ballot to Washington, in
before the United States Circuit Court 0tfjer words he was permitted to nom-
of Appeals with the claim that, Ike
grand jury which had indicted them
was not properly drawn. They held
names of a cabinet offiical, the sena-jt*”11 C. Masterson was clerk of the
court at Corpus Christi but that J. A.
Mount was allowed to draw tbe jury.
They also charged that J. C. McGill
acted in place of E. C. Lasater as jury
the drawing of the
tor and New' York broker who, he
says, a member of congress told him,
were engaged in a stock gambling
partnership. The house ordered an
investigation as a result of the rules commissioner in
committee preliminary hearing. He STand jury.
had refused to tell until now. | ikis ground lay the appeal to
Lawson was excused temporarily ,th? Circuit Court of Appeals, whether
as a witness w’hen the committee re-
cessed for lunch, but was told to re-
main within the committee’s jurisdic-
tion until the resolutions placing him
in contempt were disposed of. '
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or not the indictment had been prop-
The court rendered a lengthy opin-
ion. It held that inasmuch as the
regular clerk of the court had not been
present at the drawing, and that the
regular jury commisioner had not sum-
moned the jurors, that the creation of
the jury |Was not legal and in contra-
vention to the statutes creating such
bodies for a trial of such a Character.
The court held that the composition
of the grand jury was irrelevant to
the federal statutes and those of Texas
and reversed the decision of t£e
Southern Texas district court.
WHEAT REACHES HIGH PRICE
OF $2 BUSHEL AT CHICAGO
Associated Pre«« ^
Chicago. III., Jan. 9.—For the first
time war prices of wheat here touch-
ed Monday a long predicted goal—$2
a bushel. No. 2 red winter wheat for
immediate delivery was sold at that :
price—an advance of about 5 cents
since Saturday. \
Pressing demand for shipments to'
Europe and for domestic milling needs
were generally accepted reasons for
the rise. • .
Simultaneous with the ascent of
wheat, other grain went soaring. The
corn market jumped to akote 91 a
inate himself. Lochridge was elected
on the third ballot.
The first ballot resulted: Loch-
ridge 9, O’Keefe 6, Bonner 4, Bell 1.
Second: Lochridge 10, O’Keefe 6,
Bonner 4. Third: Lochridge 11, O'-
The form of the ballot and other or-
ders of the elctoral college were pre-
pared by Assistant Attorney General
W. A'. Keeling at the request of Chair-
William Poindexter, national com-
mitteeman, attended the meeting.
The electors present and their vote
were: Marshall Hicks of San Anto-
nio. 286.415; Cullen F. Thomas of Dal-
las, 286,104: Henry D. Paulus of Yoa-
kum, 286,210: R. P. Dorrough of Tex-
arkana. 285,942,' J. P. Adams of Or-
ange, 285,942; George F. Thompson of
Malakoff. 285,895; Owen P. Smith of
McKinney, 285,890; Frank W. Wozen-
craft of Dallas, 285,880; L. C. Kirban
of Fairfield. 285.930; Fred M. Stevens
of Liberty, 285,730; O. L. Kayser of
Conroe, 285.899: J. R. Kubena of Fay-
etteville, 285,896: R. J. Eckhardt of
Taylor, 285,892: Edgar M. Mann of
Mart. 285.896: T. A. Wythe of Weath-
erford. 285.899: C. C. Small of Welling-
ton, 285,899; J. C. Sluder of San Anto-
nio. 285.885: George B. Fenley of
Uvalde. 285,956: Ben L. Cox of Abi-
Marshall Hicks of San Antonio, one
of the electors at large, not only led
all of the Texas electors, but he also
had -the distincton of receiving the
largest majority of any Democratic
elector in the United States.
Small Sentenced to Hang.
.» Ossipee, N. H.t Jan. 9.—Frederick
U Small was sentenced to he hanged
January 15, 1918, tor the murder of
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♦ EUROPEAN WAR SUMMARY ♦
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Athens, Jan. 9.—Thfe withdrawal of
Greek troops from Thessaly has been
virtually completed. Women armed
with rifles are replacing guards on
railroad bridges and passes.
Berlin, Jan. 9.—Desperate fighting
Is reported by the war office in the
velley leading into the interior of
Northern Rumania. The Teutonic
forces stormed defenses on both sides
of Kasino and Suchitza valleys, and
Mackensen’s troops captured the Ru-
manian town of Galreaska and took
more than 5,400 prisoners. The Rus-
sians renewed their attacks yesterday
on the northern end of the Russo-Ga-
lician front near the Gulf of Riga.
Russian attacks on both sides of the
river Aa were repulsed.
NEW YORK PORT SETS
NEW WORLD'S RECORD^.
New York, Jan. 9:—Of every $Uk
worth of foreign trade in 1915, 952;
was transacted in New York, accords
ing to figures made public by the c«K
j lector of customs, showing that the,
foreign trade of this port during the.
last calendar year was valued at 94,-.
069,000,000. No other harbor ii^ the,
world ever transacted trade to Buchq
an extent in a single year, it is stated..
NEW AIRCRAFT 4NNOVA-
' TIONS AUTHORIZED..
WORKING OF POLICE GRAFT
SYSTEM ARE REVEALED
Washington, Jan. 9.—Ordnance ancR
aircraft, innovations designed from,
j lines- developed by European belliger-.
ents have been authorized by both thh>
1 air and navy departments, and &K
elude Zeppelin type warships, mobile*,
rifles and howitzers to be mounted an
railroad trucks for coast defense or>
hauled by tractors over country roada^
Chicago. 111., Jan. 9.—The innermost
workings of the alleged police graft
system are believed to be revealed in
a “green book” t taken from Police
Lieutenant White, arrested in connec-
tion with the arrest of Chief of Police
Henly, Is the belief expressed by
State’s Attorney Hoyne. The book
contained a list of alleged shady ho
tels, gambling houses and notoriouf
ADAMSON CASE EXPECTED
TO END WEDNESDAYS
Washington, Jan. 9.—The hearing;
of the test case to decide the constK
tutionality of the Adamson law van
continued, the railroads arguing their-
side. The government is expected to*
conclude its arguments tomorrow.
MINISTER ROMANOES HANDS IN
j RESIGNATION SPANISH CABINET
MANCHESTER PAPER QUOTES
London, Jan. 9.—The Manchester
Guardian quotes Ambassador Gerard
as saying that so long as Germany’s
destiny is conducted by her present
leaders, he did not fear that relations
between the United States would suf-
fer. and construes this as a warning
that Germany should not yield to ex
GREECE GIVEN 48 HOURS
TO COMPLY WITH DEMAND
Piraeus, Jan. 9.—The ministers of
the entente powers today handed to
the Greek government an ultimatum
giving Greece forty-eight hours to
comply with the demands contained
in the note drawn by France, Great
ad Russia, Dec. SI.
Madrid, Spain, Jan. 9.—Count RdK
manoes, who has been premier in thes.
Spanish cabinet since December, 1915,.
today presented King Alfonso with
the resignations of the entire cabinet.
CAREER OF BUFFALO BILL
DRAWING TO A CLOSE.,
Denver, Colo., Jan. 9.—Colonel Wit-,
liam F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) is gradu-
ally growing weaker and physician^
predict the end within twenty-four-
Two Norwegian Steamers Sunk.
London, Jan. 9.—The Norwegian
steamer Bergbolt is believed to ha*A
been sunk, Lloyds announces. As
Norwegian steamer Markland has'aka
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