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THE WEEKLY HEARLD DECEHBER 31, 1908
, 4 ,
J.,0. niDIIIGS GOES
TO FAMILY REUNION
;l.Vrr.FlVK.YEAR-OLD BOX TO
GHKKT K I X KT V-Y K A R-OM)
MOTHER AT HO.NUAM,
' J. D. Riding, himself mor than
J5 yoara o( age, loft Wednesday ac-
ompanlwl by hit son, Joe Rldlna,
'or Donbam, Texas, to visit bis rao'h
ir, who ) now 94 yian old, b'U
itlll hale and hearty. Mr. Rldloea
ms not seen Ma mother 'or nlnj
rears, and was happy aa a at boolboy
over a holiday or a flxhlnj trip to
bn so situated that be could gladden
Ibe heart of bis aged parent by tl'.n
visit, He was Joined by a brother
at Bowie en route, whom bo has not
seen for a period of twenty years
The family originally consisted of
ten children, of which number seven
jet lh and wcrB present at the
reunion that has been planned for
the pnt few weeks. One of the
brothers 1b ten years older tban Mr.
Ridings of thla rlty, while one la
Uu years younger. The family has
been widely separated and the fnmlly
reunion at Donham Is an event of
great Importance to all members of
It. Not only were sons of Mrs
Ridings present t the reunion but
many jrandwoim and daughters with
great-grandchildren and a sprinkling
of the great-great-grandehlldren.
WANT roMI'tLKORY LAW.
Institute of Dallam, lfoirtlcy and
Moore Counties MitUe Call to
The Dally Panhandle is asked to
give publicity to the following:
To the IIn- -Ionn W. Veal, Senator,
and Hon, J. R. Bowman, Repre
sentative, Amarlllo, Texas:
Gentlemen: Realizing that "ed
ucation la the guardian angel of
democracy," and also, that in thla
slate lastyear a there were approx
imately lOO.Odt) children of scholas
tic age wbo did not enroll In the
public schools, and that out of every
100 children residing In the rural
districts, forty-seven were out of
school during all of the time that the Soulb, according to his declara
mens scnoois were in session; t!ou- tnd holK. to brin- ,h- 8oulh
Therefore, We, tho teachere of Dal- , realise th. necessltr of Itself tak
WILLIAM H, TAFT
TO VISIT TEXAS
HAM.AH WILL 111' OXK OP PRIX.
CIIMI, ItHXTH OX TIIK
Augusta, Gu., Dec. SO. President
elect William II. Taft has derided
to visit the "tnte of Texas at some
convenient lime after his Inaugura
i tlon, preferably at the end of the
special sesHion of congress, which he
Is to call to revise the tariff. While
his Itinerary for tlie visit has not
been arranged, he will muke the city
of Dallas one of the principal points
of the trip.
Tho cities and towns of the Lone
Biar state united In the request for
his presence at any time he should
choose to go. The invitation reads:
"We, The commercial ibodles In the
slate of Texas whose officers have
herewith subscribed, In our own be
half and In behalf of the peop'e
whom we represent, dewlre to extend
to you a hearty invitation to visit
our state In the near future or at
any time that may be ronvonicnt to
you prior to your inauguration.
We desire to become better ac
quainted with you, both personally
and In the official capacity which
you are soon to assume, and on the
other hand we wlnh you to come In
touch wlib our people that you may
Judge for yourself to what extent
Ihey and I heir state are a factor In
tlie greatness and glory of our com
'We vouch for the courtesy and
hospitality of .our people d will
do our best to make your visit a
source of lasting memory
"Hoping nothing will prevent your
responding favorably to our invlta
tlon, and that you may see your way
clear to fix an early date."
Judge Taft'a Policy.
The acceptance of the invitation I
In accord with Judge Taft'a well-de
fined plan to impress upon the South
the necessity of becoming practical
In Its politics. Ho la to bring his
administration Into closo touch with
DROm.NU IX FRANCE
When Kaiser William recently ap
proached tho borders of France and
gaxea from tns heights ol Alsace
t'pon the valleys 'below, there ws
an outcry aa from a chicken-yard
cVcr which the shadow of an eagle
Inghjw panted. The recent land
log In Franc of German war-bal
lens, on nothing more tbaa practice
or i pleasure bent, baa created equal
cofomVlon In the French press.
The dates and places of these de
aceuts are given with full circum
stantlallty, and the dread of esplon
ae baa become so great that tb
Fjoucu AmbassaJjat Berlin has
be. fIorAo;ed to call the attention of
tht German government to thla u.at
ler. As most of the dirigibles carry
officers, and as they com down In
"the four corners" of France, the
Petit Parlslen is convinced of thel
sinister Intentions. .
lam, Hartley and Moore counties In
institute axHemblcd at Dalhart, De
cember 18-23, hereby wish to express
our approval of a compulsory attend
ance law for Texas children, and
urge upon you to iise your Influence
In securing tho passage of. such a
law during the tension of the Thir
J. M. ANDERSON, "J
W. F. WALL,
F. I CARNES,
Committee on Resolutions.
Dalbart, Texas, Dec. 23, 1908.
Ing hand in national affairs.
"WHERE THERE'S A WILL.
tJOVEKX.MENTS OF EUROPE
WAIT ON VXITED STATES.
Will Recognize (ionics Regime When
wasningion, Dec. 26. The gov
ernments of Europe are waiting on
America In the matter of recognition th
tho new government In Venezuela.
If Gomes, the former vice presi
dent under Castro, and who Is now
the president, can hold hla own and
prove that he controls the 'situation,
the United States will recognize hlni.
Europe will then'follow suit.
From Success Magatlne.
A week before the Christmas hoi
Idaya a Princeton undergraduate who
lived In Chicago wished to a tart
borne, thus gaining a week's vacation
on the other students. He had, bow
ever, used up all toe absences from
rerilationa which ar allowed, and
any more without good excuse would
have meant suspension. In a quan
dary he hit upon this solution: he
telegraphed his father the following
'Shall I come home by the B. &
O., or atralght home?"
The anawer he received read:
"Come straight home."
An exhibition of the telegram to
e lucuiiy wns biiuuiimu.
Paris, Dec. 26. The French gov
ernment la maintaining a waiting
attitude In the matter of political de
velopments in Venezuela.
I will sell at public auction at my
residence. 8 miles east of Amarlllo,
6 miles west of Washburn, commenc
Ing at 1:30 p. m., sharp, my entire
line of horses, mules, cows, hogs,
farming implements, household goods
13-9W-?-p. J. F. SWISHER.
FOR SALE A few glltedged ven-
If the government of Gome, the dors Hen notes, or will trade for
new president, endures, It. will be
recognized. France Is anxloua for a
settlement of diplomatic dlfflcultlea
with Venezuela, and If Senor Paulo,
who Is now on hla way to Europe,
commissioned 'by the present govern
ment to affect settlement of Ven
ezuela's disputes with the powers,
can allow proper credentials, he will
The French government it grati
fied with the downfall of Castro,
ana is or me opinion that he has
been permanently eliminated from
Venezuelan affairs. The impression
prevail! that Castro will never re-
turn to South America,
Amarlllo Income property, or smooth
plalna land. J. S. Little, 600 Harrison,
phone 887. w-l-p
COTTON SEED, Cake. Meal and
Hulls. Get our prices before buying.
Kaffir Com, Maize, Cane and Millet
Seed; get our prices before Belling.
It will pay you to -figure with ut on
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Amarlllo, Tex. Office and Ware-
TEXAX AND WIFE ARE
. fcSJl'REI) AT SEGUIN
Cseclal t0 Daily Panhandle.
San Antonio, Dec. 24.A
telephone message from Seguln
nays W. R. Neal and wife were
w aeriously injurd Thuraday night
when they -were etruclc by a w
w borse 00 the street. Mrs. Neal
it suffered a fractured hip.
McKlXXEV RESIDENCE BURNS.
McKlnney, Texas, Dec. 26. The
residence of M. L. Phillips was de
stroyed early this morning by fire.
KILLED BY TRAIN.
Orange, Texas, Dec. 26. Sam Ap-
ner was killed by a Santa Fa train
at Klrbyville today.
OKLAHOMA MAN ASSASSINATED.
Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 26. Myron
Massey, aged 20, was fatally shot
early this morning while returning
from a dance at Keystone. It it not
known who tired the gun.
Between fifteen and twenty of
such aerial ships have crossed the
I rench borders between April 16
and November 9 of the present year,
and, ,"ln reality," declares the Paris
Journal quoted above, "their object
Is to land spies, and their visits ar
intolerable The French govern
nient always careful of the national
security, is Justly perturbed."
much mnre important organ, the Fl
garo (Paris), It not so easily fright
In a long article In this paper Mr,
Alphonse Berget, a aavant of bigh
authority, professor at the Oceano
graphic institute, and author of many
meteorological works, declares that
the course of balloons starting from
Berlin Is largely controlled by fixed
meteorological laws, under the influ
ence of the Gulf Stream. The Ger
mau aeronauts naturally prefer to
steer for France rather than be car
ried into the Baltic. He thinks that
France has more to fear from the
antlmllitarliita and other disaffected
members of her army than from the
German officers who land to the
west of the Vosges.
He speaks aa follows:
"We may rest In perfect cheerful
ness with regard to these German
aeronauts. They threaten no pry
Ing into the aecrets of our national
defense, and If, as our friends tell
us, we 'must take messuers to pro
tect our country, measures the most
energetic and Immediate,' w think
they bad bettor be directed to the
purging of our arsenals of such ele
roents at the Internationalists, ele
mend much more dangerous than
certain balloons, which, even If they
are a little larger than those In the
museum of the Louvre, and bear the
trade-mark 'wade In Germany,' by
no means constitute a 'foreign
Although the German press laugh
at the French as being affected with
a new disease which they style "es
plonltls," the government of Prince
von Buelow has taken heed of the
complaint of the French ambassador,
as we learn from tbe following offi
cial note la the Koelnische Zeltung:
"Up to the present time German
balloons, on landing In French ter
rltory, have 'been well received by
the authorities as well as by the
general French population. Fear
Ing, however, that unpleasant con
sequences may result from such
landings, the ambassador of France
has drawn the attention of the gov
ernment to this practice.
As a consequence the German mil
itary authorities have at once taken
measures to preclude, as far as pos
sible, the landing of German aoro
stats outside the frontiers of Ger
many." Tranalations made for The
FATHER OF V. 8. SENATOR
PENROSE DEAD, AGED 82.
Phlledelphla. Pa!, Dec, 26. Dr.
Richard F. Penrose, father of United
State Senator Boles Penrose, died at
his home here today of pneumonia,
aged 82. He was well known in
th medical literary world, having
contributed many papers on various
subjects relating to hit profession.
N. Y. CLEARING HOUSE BANKS.
New York, Dec. 26. The state
ment of clearing house banks for the
week shows the banks hobi $16,
823.325 more than requirements of.
the 25 per cent reserve rule. This
is an increase of $6,913,625 In pro
portionate cash reserve compared
with laat week. . .uiihj,
27 POOR FAMILIES
(From Saturday' Dally.)
HALVATION ARMY MAKES GLAD
THE HEARTS OF MANY, IN
CLUIHNG PRISOXERH IX
Twenty-seven Indigent families
each ranging in number from tw
to twelve, were made happy with
boxes of Christmas cheer throug
kindly efforts of the Salvation Army
The boxea were sent out Chrlstma
evening to many of them and con
tained chickens, potatoes, celery,
gotten their obligations and were
not prepared to comply with the!
promises. This doubled the burdens
but despite all adversities the work
went gladly on. v1
In this distribution the Salvallo
Army does not claim all tbe glory
but through Its leaders it i stated
that It was only through tne goner
orilly of the citizenship as well a
ther personal efforts that the good
was accomplished. From many of
the homes of the city came articles
of food that helped to make glad the
hearts of the unfortunates. To each
of these Captain and .Mrs. McMillan
Although overworked from task
that lasted far into the night befoi
Chrlntmas, so much so that their own
dinners had to remain uncooked
mere was tnankruiness and prayer
and praise to Deity In tho humble
home of tbe Salvationists.
At the County Jail.
At the county Jail the Salvation
Army gave to thoso incarcerated
within its walls a taste of the glad
some season in the form of a whole
pies, cakes, candies, fruits, nuts and
canned goods, and in some was
sack of flour. These were delivered
to the poor of the city by the off!
cera of the army personally.
This was by far tbe most success
ful campaign aa well as the most
helpful one ever waged In the In
terest of the poor of Amarlllo. The
supply of good things offered was
sufficient to supply needs of those
receiving them for.everul days to
come. Army officials were fully ac
qualnted with Individual needs and
apportioned according to the neces
At no time since the coming of
Captain and Mrs. McMillan and their
aides to this city has the corps been
so busy as it was laBt week. The
collection of good things for free dis
tribution required constant activity,
Some of the donors responding to tbe
first solicitation of the Army cadets
as they made a round of the city were
either absent from homo when the
hour of collection came or had for
some dinner for each of the prls
oners. The dinners were served un
der the direction of one of the down
town cares, and coualsted of roast
turkey as the piece de resistance
supplemented by seasonable viands.
The affair proved one of enjoyment
to all Interested.
Only a few outside of th0 prison
officers, representatives of the Sal
vatlon Army and attendants incident
to the feast were present in the Jail
me welcome or janer Keeton was
to all who sought to come and wit
ness the feeding 0f the unfortunates
in bis charge. Captain McMillan was
given free access of the Jail and
spoke words of encouragement to the
InmateB. He haa frequently visited
Uie Jail, but never has seen tbe pris
oners in such happy mood as yes
terday afternoon when the steaming
hot dinner was served to them.
CLAUS SPRECKEL8 DIES
FROM PNEUMONIA ATTACK
San Francisco, Cal., Dec.
Clans Spreckels, the famous
multi-millionaire, died from
inonla early this morning.
Mr. Spreckels built the 18-story
Call building in San Francisco, In
which great dally he was heavily
interested. He was the father of
Rudolph Spreckels, who gave $150,-
00 of his private funds into the
handa of the prosecution wlth which
to fight the municipal grafters.
Clans Spreckels made hla millions
in growing cane snd manufacturing
sugar In the Hawaiian islands. He
was an old man at the time of his
COX G RESSM A -V DAVY DIES.
New Orleans. Dee. 26. Congress
man Robert C. Davey of Louisiana
died here today after an illness of
several moth. .
Iowa Gate City: A Judge of the
court of general sessions in New
York, City has ruled that a man earn
ing only $0 a week Is not compelled
to support his wife. The wife In
tho cflHe at ibar wanted $2 a week
and t his being refused nor by the
husband, she took the matter Into
court. In docldlng the case the Judge
declared that "If a woman chooset
to embark in matrimony with a man
whose earning capacity is only $6
she dj UKt take her chances of siting
her support. This rushing Into mat
rimony," he added, "may appeal to
the presld-nt of th0 United States,
but It does not to any one who
weighs the evidence and acts judl
dally to determine whether or not
such a thing Is reasonable, right or
proper." Tlie court improved the
occasion to observe further that "the
Society for tbe Improved Condition
of the Poor haa recently made
careful Investigation Into the causes
of mlhery in the most congested
districts, and reports the moat fruit
ful cause of aiisery is very largo
families which the poor are having,"
The present trend of thG age, It was
noted, Is toward quantity rather than
quality of output.
Shattuck (Okla.) Monitor: Ok
lahoma Is not a "catch 'em alive"
state, neither do the people here "eat
em up raw," but the president of
the United States has the funny idea
"that it is and they do." This Idea
comes about probably as a result of
Taft'8 visit a year ago and the fact
that Congressman-elect Dick T. Mor
gan has recently made a trip to
Washington. If "Dick" Is respons
ible for such stuff as this, he's not
true blue and the voters should see
to It tb:'.t he stays at home next
i.iberty vindicator: "The next
thing we know some ambitious vil
lage in Liberty county is going to
take the county seat" remarked a
despondent fellow last week, but the
kabosh was knocked out of him by
the quick retort: "And If you go
along with the county seat we will
gladly give It up."
Anson Western Reporter: If we
ever mention commercial ciub for
Anson again it will be sufficient
grounds upon which to base a charge
of lunacy; we hereby waive exami
nation and ntr a plea of non compos
mentis. We will now sfhit a now
doxology, "When Dreams Come
Another "Adamless Eden" has
been started on Long Island. The
Qulncy Herald admits that It Is none
of Its business, of course, biit It
would like to know who's going to
button their waists behind and get
up In the night to close the windows
when it rains?
Something of the degree of caloric
In the president's late special mes
sage to congress is hinted at In the
following verse from the editorial
columns of the Qulncy WTilg: :
If you haven't got a chafing dish
And wish fried eggs for lunch,
Just break them on the message and
Twill fix 'em In a hunch.
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Johnson won heavyweight champion
ship from Burns this morning. Po
lice stopped the fight in the four
teenth round to save Burnri from
further punishment. Johnson won
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WACO CHILD MAY
1IK FROM ni'RXS.
Waco, Texas, Dec. 26. While
burning grass today Katherlno Yard,
aged 1". received probably fatal
iburna when her clothing was Ignited
from the flames. The child Is a
niece of George Yard, a prominent
citizen of this city.
PIKS AT .MINERAL WELLS
Special to Dally Panhandle.
Wcatherford. Texas, Dee. 26.
Judge W. F. Carter of this city
died late yesterday at Mineral
Wells, aged 87. Although a
union sympathizer during the
civil war he fed the poor people
here during that period. Once
during a heated political quar- it
rel he narrowly escaped death,
friends saving him.
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