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"Mir - Tlh WIG VOL. XXI. AMARILLO. TEXAS, IUU5DAY, OCTOBER 23, 1906 NO. 85 ea-Week rr tt yi t Herald 1 1 NOTED PEONAGE CASE TOPIC OF INTEREST. Federal Court Begins Inestiga !lon ol Charges Against Sevan Prominent Hen, THE CRIME OF MURDER Negroes and While Men Will Testify as Id Alleged Slavery, Cruelly and Brutality Meted Out to Laborers. Knoxville, Tonn., Oct. 22. At the i .session of federal court on- toiUy for tho Investigation of tho p.-oiiHRO charges inado against h".i'i well known men In connection with Hi" Maryvlllo railroad contrac tor.;' camp will bcsln lir.U' h hundred negrocH and Koveral white inrn eui jiloyod at the ramp will testify as to the alli'R?d nlavrry, cruelty and bru tallty moled out to the helpless la borers of thu const ruction jianu. Sen national rovclatlona of untold hor ror, Involving even tho crime of murder, are expected from tlio hear ing. Tho Mack witnesses havo been carefully guarded by the government authorities to prevent any attempt to !nliniid.il' wild rumors of which havo been circulated for many days. Owing to the prominence, of the defendant, tho taso hua been tho chief topic of discussion throughout Ihfl eantorn part of tho atato for (..-.many weeks, nnd tho greatest Inter . .cubis manifested la, tho result of the Vfinrn court trial. It. B. Oliver, ono .."iW't'lh defoudantu, is usfooluted with Jitu brother, Wr. J. Oliver, a milllon iro, la tho contracting business. The Condon brothers, Knlbert, Holland, Purser and Jiarrlson, the other de fendants, woro employed nt tho con struction camp of the Olivers and held positions of responsibility. The indictments agalnat tho men were the result of tho Investigations nf Detcctlvo Thomas, of tho United States secret service, who visited the neighborhood of tho tamp as a sup posed homcsocker. Ills Inquiry un covered a conditions said . to he me worst In tho history of tho coun try. In tho mountain wilda of east Tennessee, In that region bordering on tho Mttlo Tennessee river, scores of blacks wero reduced to a condition riKST m:ys kix divi i .Many Vessels Wrecked in t In dian lliuritmio Oct. 1 J. Mobile, Ala., Oct.."2:flio him news of tho terriblo West Indian I n r rlcano that visited tho towns of Kua tan Tclo Tlllua Colorado and Kl Pro vince, Honduras, Oct. 12, was brought hero last nlht by tho Nor wegian Mourner, llarald in cliargo of Captain HenrMiKcn, t hat arrived with a cargo of fruit tu tuo United .Slates Fruit company. A nnniber of vessels were wrecked several destroyed and buildings in each town mentioned badly daniarvd and loss to fruit plantations will reach almost n million dollars. The P.rltish schooner Southern Queen was thrown on tho beach nt Jlultnii and went to piece: in less than an hours' time. The Harald suffered some lit tle damage In tho hurrlcano while at Ruatnn and had to bo docked. The cablo went, down In the storm and the llarald was tho first vessel to leave tho vicinity. Tlu llarald went on the beach and in order to net. hack into deep water it was necessary to uso an extra an chor and seventy-threo fathoms of chain whllo steaming dead ahead at full speed, A tidal wave accompanied the hur ricane and swept everything before ii Captain Henrichson reports that when ho left tho beach It was strewn with vessels. No lives wero lost nt tho tlmo of (he sailing of tho llarald. Ten thousand hunches of banannas wero reported swept into tho sea be ing ruined and. lost' and officers m it will be n month before sonio of the steamers will bo ablo to get an fruit. peeled to reach hero at 7 : ft 0 this 'uniti;; and will bo given a great reception by the Republicans of the' southern part, of the new stato. Tho Republican exeeutlvo commtl leo will meet. 3ir. Fairbanks hero nnd esi oi l. Ii tu through Indian territory tomorrow. llecauso of tJ limited time nt each !tti there will bo no handshaking or receptions. Tho vice president, was Induced t make a lour of tho new stato In or der to offset the Influence of Wil liam J. I'.ryan, who recently delivered many campaign speeches In tho territories. MR COATS l 111 H Hut- I u 1 D n I Ifllfl SIX INCURS OF SNOW Northeastern Minnesota Is Covered Willi White Kxtcnris Wei nnlnth, Minn., Oct. 2". A blan ket of snow, six Inches or more, fell last night In northeastern Minnesota, covering tiie verniillion and Mesl bila ranges and extending as far west as Fosston. Heavy Snow Kills. Kan., Oct. 22. -Colorado's storm is passing east and prevailed todav In western Kansas. I'assen- Ul io v ,j , . u ... . of tho most abject slavery, according ROis reaching hero on the belaUd eastnound trains report a ne.ivy snow progress between 1 11 lis and l'.li.aril Rrokeii Colorado Springs, Co., o, . 2 2. -. ii choked or beaten to The severe nil..ard thai has 1 n la progress for tho past foriy-eilH hours broke this morning. The tem perature tills morning Is 15 above zero. to tho statements of tho detcctlvo I- tui aiolWff m-ithtn n neilorl of storm 111 threo months, tho dead bodies of not Denver. less than fourteen negroes were found lu the: river. Many of these men had been idiot and others had apparently In death and their bodies thrown In tho river after having been weighted wila stones. Although inquests were held by tho local authorities, tho verdict was always tho same--"a dead nigger, bury him and forget It.," According to the government detective, absolutely no attempts were made to discover tho perpe trators of these frequent murders. The statement of a negro who es caped rrom tho camp, if true, will probably tjirow somo light on these mysterious crimes. Ho declares that while fleeing from his pursurcrs, the guards at the camp, ho was tho tar get for a fusillade of shots, and crawled lnlo a dump of underbrush while seeking safe. From his hiding plsro ho heard ono of tho guards about: "I guess wo got tho nigger thet time, Como on CHI, let's dump htm into tho river." Message of Sympathy Yv'flrhiutflon, 1). (.!.. Oct. 22. The rre'ldent today received tho follow ing telegram from Governor Broward of Floridiv": "Leosbur,-, Florida. I express to you sincere thanks of tho people of f'lori.'a for your expression of sym pathy and sincerely thank you for our offer' ct national aid in any rrrticnble way. I will adviso you further nf'r nn investigation of matters. Ojx-n Xcw G'otliam Tlienter New York. Oct. 22. The new un "eti il:ator, recently coinoWcd on Oia ottii furreoriv rerunted by the Oli-cki thenter, will bo opened tonight. Pond Creek. Enid, Hennessey, King with "Wino, Women, nnd Song." The ban9 is controlled by tho Wcvtern CulciancBrrdlcrvtc. Itcyan in Indiana Indianapolis, lnd., Oct. 22. Wil liam J. P.rynn began bis tour of In diana at Brazil this morning, where ho addressed a large crowd. From thero ho will go by trolley to Terro llatno, whero an enthusiast ie recep tion awaits him. At the hitler town Mr. Bryan will board tho special train provided by tho slate Demo cratic committee. A stop of ono hour will bo m;tdoit Kvansville, and brief stops at various other places. The program for the day calls for twelve speeches. Hoot's Niece Writes IMuy Chicago, Oct. 22. "Tho Creator Love," a piny In four acts written by Miss Ivy Ashtoii Root, niece of Secretary Root, will bo produced at the Studebnker theater tonight and will probnidy bo witnessed by a crowded Iiouko. Tho piece deals. with certain' romantic episode in the llfo of Moart, tho composer, who will bo impersonated by Aubrey lloti cicauU. Ml us Graco Reals Is the leading lady of the company. SUCD Head of Banking House In England Throws Himself In Front of Train. OCCURS IN TUNNEL Fairbanks in Oklahoma Oklahoma. City, O. T., Oct. 22. Vice President Fairbanks opened a speaking campaign in Oklahoma at Newkirk this morning, going from that place to Ponca City. Brief wlops will bo mado nt Blackwell, Mod ford. fisher, aid El Reno, whero tho vice president will spwtk from tho plat Vforrn of tho special train, lie is cx- Within An Hour After Notice ot Failure, Mac Fadyen is Dead-Two Failures in New York-Foreign Finances London, Oct. 22. P. MacFadyen, head of t lie MacFadyen & Co. banks, whose suspension was announced Saturday, committed suicide within an hour after posting Iho notico of failure on tho door nt tho ba'ik, by throwing himrclt before a train In tho tunnel about half n nillo away from his plaeo of business. Mr. MacFadyen appears to have gone directly from Ills bank to the station of tho City and South Lon don railway, entered the tunnel tin observed and deliberately laid down in front of an approaching train. The eiuuneer reported having run over an obstruction In the tunnnel and a seiinh revealed the shockingly mutilated body which today has been Identified as that of Mr. MacFadyen. It is rumored that tho failure of P. MacFadyen &. Co., London house of Arbutlinot & Co., bankers of Mad ras, was caused by their dealings In Hie cotton market but as Mr. Mac I'iidven's solo partner Is in Kurope. it is difficult, to obtain information on tho subject. FAIMRS CONGRESS CONVENES IN KANSAS IILNMXG FAILS Operator on New York Stock Fx rliange a Bankrupt New York, Oct. 22. The failure i f .1. W. Helming, an operator on ih- N'-w York stock exchange was an menu i ( on tho floor of the ex- hp. itf;e loil.iy. I burning was a large trader on the excliane.e and It is said suffered losses in Chicago. Milau;.ee & St. Paul slocks April last. Nearly all of Mr. llennings busi ness was confied to New York city interests and it is not believed the failure will affect any largo out of town aecolunls. The failure Is believed to have re sulted from over trading and heavy slump lu the market late last week. Mr. lleiining's brother, S. C. Holl aing, naid ho is confident that his brother will bo able to resiimo very soon. J. W. Henning was one of the largest floor traders on tho New York stock exchange. Ho had a number ot wealthy clients and often handled heavy blocks of stocks. H is believed the failure will Involve a largo amount, of money, Mr. llenulng is also a well known horseman and has maintained a large private stable, If. T. White Suspends No wYork, Oct. 22. Suspension of If. T. While, a heavy trader, was announced on tho consolidated stock exchange ' today. Under tho rulo3 Mr. While will have twenty-four hours to fulfill contracts. Money Matters Abroad Paris, Oct. 22. Leading Paris fi nanciers aro keenly watching the monetary situation abroad. The position In Paris Is fairly Hd and the prevailing impression Is that the Bank of Franco has not hurt Freucli interests by raisins thu diM'oiint lHt, at the. narno tiniu it Is considered possible that tho hank of France- might make a moderate loan of gold to ibo Bank ot Kngland to relievo conditions there, to resist tho withdrawal of gold for America. A prominent international banker said to tho Associated Press today that tho United States would not get much more gold as the bank will block any attempt in that direction, not1 by raising tho discount rate but by exercising tho option to pay In silver. Tho banker said he expressed the view of French bankers by saving that the United States has sufficient funds for legitimate requirements of trade and there Is no reason why KuVopo should help finance the spec ulative niovemeutg of tho New York exchange. Slocks Lower Berlin, Oct. 2 2. Prices of many stocks on the Boers today were 1 to t per cent lower during tho first few hours today but lator a better tone prevailed on London advices and losses wero partially recovered. A Hopeful Tone .London, Oct, 22. The tone on the stock exchanao generally this morn ing was much moro hopeful, tho op erators having about concluded that tho C per cent discount rata for tho Bank of England would provs effec tive for stemming the outflow of gold. HOOSKYELT TO PANAMA AfriuiRemcnts Being Mwle . for the President's Trip Philadelphia, Oct. 22. The' offi cial notice.. has been posted at tho League Island navy yard to the ef fect that tho cruiser Washington will leave on or about November 1 for Hampton roads. The Tennessee Is expected to pass out a couple of days later nnd the two warships will act as escort for President Roosevelt on his trip to Panama. The President selected the new battleship Louisiana for the battleship during his voyage. His plan now Is to go on board the Louisiana at Now York November s and join tho convoy at Hampton roads. It is possible however that ho may go down the Potomac on tho yacht Dolphin nnd meet tho Louisi ana. Tho trip will require about six days each way. The sailors and marines on the Washington and Tennessee are elated at being chosen as the Presi dent's escort. The two vessels are the newest and among the finest cruisers In the navy. The Tennessee Is short her full complement of men but when the Minneapolis and Brook lyn arrive from Havana a part of the crews will be transferred. A farewell ball will be given the officers nnd men of the Tennessee to take place tomorrow night. Four hundred Invitations have been Issued and guests will bo present from far distant Tennessee. 1 N 1 1 ; KST A T K COMMISSION Relation of (irnin Dealers nnd Rail roads to Be Invetgat'd Kansas City, Oct. 22. Tho Inter state commerce commission hero to day began an investigation of . rela tions of railroads to grain dealers and elevator companies. "Wo can't tell how many Kansas City dealers will be witnesses," said John II. Mar ble attorney for tho commission. "Fifteen grain men have been sttb poened to appear this morning. Whether more will be asked to tes tify depends on the character of tes timony given." Topeka Horse Show Topeka. Kan., Oct. 2 2.- Many fine animals will be shown at, tho Topeka horse show, which opens thlH evening at tho state exposition grounds. It. is expected that tho present exhibtjon will be tho foundation for a per manent annual show. If you've lost your boyhood spirits, courago nnd confidence of youth, we offer you new life, fresh courago and freedom from HI health in Hollister'g Rocky Mountain Tea. 35 cents, Tea or Tablets. For sale by K. R. Roach Drug Co. T-1I-2 Delegates From South and LAMB WIRE FENCE II It CSrl Ceim . Ititi Library ilitltt UNITE THE FARMERS, Object of Gathering Is to Get Cotton Plant ers and Grain and Fruit Growers To gether on Prices. Topeka,' Kan., Oct. 22. From away down south in tho land of cot ton, as well as from tho corn belt of tho mlddlewest and the wheat fields of tho great north, delegates are congregated here today to parti cipate In the first .ssjijn of the Fanners' Co-opAratlve" Business con gress. The present .meeting had Ps origin in a call Issued by James Pul ler of this city and icclved the in dorsement of tho Fan. irs' unions of the south and nuiihirous other agricultural co-operative r.ocletles. Among tho states represented at the congress are Kansas. Missouri: Ok lahoma, Texas, New llexico, Louisia na, Mississippi, Alahaniu, Georgia. Kentucky, Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota nnd tho Dakotas. The object of the congress, accord ing to the statement of Secretary Butler, is to unite the cotton pla'ileu' ot' the south and the rraln and fruit growers of tho norflrTJr I lie purpose of controlling the price of all farm products and to secure legislation fa vorable to tho agricultural interests of tho territory represented. To ac complish this end the new organiza tion will demand of tho various slate legislatures a Just and equitable law covering the subject of farmers' co operative societies. When this lias been accomplished It. will be the aim of the society to organize co-operative farmers' exchanges, clearing houses, banks, elevators, cotton gins, and warehouses, telephone lines, packing houses and Insurance com panies, Ono of the Important movements Inaugurated today was an attempt to form a combination of the co operative elevator companies in or der to raise the price of wiieat. Many of the delegates favor the project and it Is expected that some definite ac tion will be taken before the congress adjourns. There are now about SilO elevators operated by wheat growers In tho Mississippi valley and It Is be lieved that, through concerted action they could easily raise the price of wheat at least, a cents a bushel. The promoters of this plan point to the success of the farmers' unions of the south in maintaining "the price of cotton and declare that similar action on the part of tho wheat growers would bo equally as successful. Representatives of numerous co operative societies producing apples, potatoes, flour, grain and other com modities are hero and tho numerous commercial transactions bid fair 'to lie an Important, feature of Iho con- gross, it is cxpeciea mat many car loads of Missouri and northern ap ples, Minnesota and Oklahoma pota toes and Kansas flour will bo sold to southern co-operative unions as a result, of the present meeting. This will be doubly beneficial, since the growers will got better prices for their products and tho buyers and consumers will profit by reduced prices. Another matter which will come up beforo the congress is tho estab lishment of union markets In all of the great, labor centers, thus afford ing the union workmen of the cliy an opportunity to buy the products of union farmers without paying a profit to middlemen. It is believed that Hie carrying out of such a plan of mutual co-operation would do much toward establishing relation of social solidarity between the work ers of tho shop and initio and the workers oh the farm. Many prominent officials of the Farmers' Co-operative and Educa tional union, which now has nearly 800,000 members in tho southern in a .".J. i j .... j ..? j j j Now on band. Jiy far llic strongest ami most durable fence made. The only liih carbon steel fence. JE SI Call and See It, Burgess, Sole Agent, 7S2SE55SSS2 FIRST NATIONAL BANK OT AMARILLO) TEXAS. RESOURCES I LIABILITIES Loans and Discounts - $tiHn.:P.0.0"j Capital Stock - - $2n0,00o00 Bonds and Rnal Estata - 2o0.no0.0o Surplus and Undivided Profits llO,l.V.fiu Redemption Fund - - 10,000.00 ,u ,; .,m nm n , , r. fill l.il 1- 1 wihuwuuii - - .'i,vM'.'ni iCash and hx. $.1.14. 101. l. I cvivtTfi'r, i nv n- tw,a .!! 17 f .".-. Deposit - l.OSI. ,32.0.1 Total $lr,!U,Hl-.(i',li Total $l,.rj!W,8tl7.f.9 W. II. 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