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THE WHEKLY HERALD, APRIL 30, 1908.
MELL H MURED T! After Discarding Votes on Technicalities The Decision on Convention Place is for the Valley Town (From Friday'! Dally.) 60 sure of the good tlrue which she had prepared for the cattlemen and their frlund next year and ao re luctant to let the prospective guests miss this hospitality was Roswell that her delegation refuned to take the vote as the tollers announced It at first yesterday, nnd after a care ful verification of every ballot wbch took until late yesterday afternoon, tho offlcen announced that the votes which remulned showed a majority of six In favor of the valley town. Ho the Panhandle goea to Roswell in 1909. ItouMTll Wouldn't Lose, Whether or not the big and busy delegation which boosted for Roswell during the three day of the conven tion would have ever returned to Roswell without the convention la uncertain 'but the preemption la that If the vote had been kept In fa vor of Amarlllo the valley boosters would bava just stayed here till they did, get the convention thin year or some other year. Perhaps If the fi nal nrote had shown that Roswell lacked ballots enough George Slaughter and Secretary Graham and Dr. George, Veal and the othera would have admitted they were beat en (but the Inference 1m that they would tavo played cards a while longer and would have taken too convention, 'Anyhow the valley town hnn secured tho next gathering of the association and even the moat ardent Amarlllo member while still regretting that the big convention wllj not bo here next year, la more than 'half glad of the chance to go to the city among the grovea next year and to enjoy the boapltallty that he knows tho Focos valley people will dispense. Lost on Technicality, When tho voting waa about com peted yesterday the report waa giv iii out that the decision wasjfor Ros. a oil. Then when the tellers finish )il the work. It waa announced that Vv 75 to 70 the convention would -cmaln in Amarlllo. But the Hos tel 1 nien had another chance. "Ver tfy the ballots," they demanded. So '.lie officers of the association with pthers went to work In tho directors' room of the Chamber of Commerce yesterday afternoon and Investigate ed the standing In the association of every member whose ballot had been recorded. Under a provlBton In the by-lews, which the . Roswoll men pointed out, a member to vote-must have paid aH his dues and assess ment up t March 1 before the elec tion. As a matter of fact many of tho members have neglected to pay these amounts and the Investigation showed this neglect on the part of Roswell members almost as much as on (hose who voted for Amarlllo. On this ground the ballots of such members as President Bugbee him self, L. I), Watklns, and others of equal prominence and undoubted standing falld to qualify as legal and were accordingly discarded. During the investigation thirty-one Amarlllo ballots were thrown out and twenty Kit Roswell oallols, leaving the final vote fifty-four to forty-eight for Ros well. s During the election and to a cer tain extent during the contest the rivalry got uncomfortably warm, and some active partisans of Amarlllo took the defeat, sorely to heart at first, Tho opinion later, and gen erally today Is that Roswell earned tho convention and will make good the protios!tion on which she bid . for the- gathering. IE PRIZE Will Bring It Home. " "So we will go down into the val ley and gather flowers next year, and we'll bring the convention back home," said h. B. Watkins, the "roundup boss" this morning In dis cussing tha result. "They'll enter tain us fine down there and we'll have a good time but we've got to come back home and tha convention will come to Amarlllo the next year sure. We've had a great time here this year and all the cattlemen are leaving with pleasant memories." "What about that statement by one of the speakers yesterday that the Cattle Raisers' convention will become a thing of the past in a few years as the country 1h turned into farms?" "Nothing of the kind." insisted Mr. Watkins, "the association Is alive as long as cows grow and the con ventions will get tetter every year. Of course the interests are going to change some. Dairying will come In as one of the Interests but we are going to produce more cattle than ever and the association will always he for the cattlemen here." Visitor Leave for Home. After the close of the convention yesterday hundreds of visitors left on the afternoon trains and by night the city showed plainly the reduc tion In the crowds. Tho night trains carried away many others nnd to day few of the convention visitors are left. Notice la hereby given that the business conducted under the name of Oklahoma ft Texas Produce Co. was on the 13th day of this month purchased lrom H. P. Kdwards by M, B. McCune, and the latter Is re sponsible for all contracts, debts, etc., of the said 'business from and after that date. The said II. P. Edwards assumes all liabilities and will collect and re ceipt for all amounts due said con cern prior to above date. II. P. KDWARDS, 17 0 . M. E. McCUNE. ' "" ' A Smile Is a pretty hard thing to accomplish when you're blue, bilious and out of sorts. There Is a sure euro for all kinds of stomach and liver com plaints constipation and dyspepsia. Ballard's Herblne is mild, yet abso lutely effective In all cases. Trice 60 cents per bottle. Sold by L. O. Thompson ft Co. Notice by , Publication of Final Ac count. TUB STATE OP TEXAS. To the. Sheriff or Any Conatablo of Potter County, Greeting: R. R. Wheatley, administrator ot the estate ot Jacob Bruner, de ceased, having filed in our county court his final account of the condi tion of the estate of said Jacob Bru ner, deceased, together with an ap plication to be discharged from said administration, you are hereby com manded that by publication ofo this writ for twenty days In a newspaper, regularly published in the county of Poter, you give due notice to all persous Interested in the account for final settlement of said estate, to file their objection thereto, If any they have, on or before th eAprll term. 190S. of said county cour';, commencing and to be holden at the courthouse of said county In the city they have, on or before the April A. ,D. 3 90S, when said account, and application will bo considered by said court. Witness. Frank Wolflln, clerk of the county court of Potter county. Given under my hand and seal of said court at my office ln the city of Amarlllo, this 11th day of March, A. D. 1 90S. FRANK WOLFLIN. Clerk, County, Court, Potter County, Texa. ' I certify this to be a true copy of tha original ' , ...: J. E. HUGHES. . Sheriff. Potter County, Texas. By F7"nk E. Buckingham, Deputy. . 11 t BAILEY IS ENDORSED From Every Outlook He May Nol Be So Bad as Painted (From Friday's Daily.) A well-filled house at the Deandl yesterday afternoon heard Ex-State Senator D. W. Odell of San Antonio, In an eloqueut defense of Senator Joseph W. lialley. Senator Odnll spoke for nearly three hours and a half, was heard with the client at tention and received applause throughout that assured him ot his appreciation by the audience. Introduced by Bowman, Shortly after 3 o'clock, after sev eral numbers by the Amarlllo band, the meeting ln the Deandi was called to order by Hon. J. R. Bowman, who In a gracefully worded short talk In troduced the speaker of the dny. Mr. Bowman Tevlewed at some length the character and achievements of the spenkor whom he likened by his toric analogy to Arlstlde the Just. Acknowledging the burst of ap plause which followed tho Introduc tion .Mr, Odell expressed his pleas ure at being able to address the De mocracy in this part of Texas. Dis avowing any Intention of parading his own record for his own glorlfl ctalon, the speaker reviewed as Jus tifying him in appearing now In the councils of the Democratic par ty, the facts that he had never scratched a ticket of the party nor criticized the platform of the party after It had been duly adopted by the people, nor the candidates of the party after they hod been dnly nom inated and elected. Referring to hie record as a lawyer which has been assailed since he has taken his stand In the present controversy, Mr. Odell said that he had never been attacked till the present campaign of vilifica tion foegan. Taking up the charge bandied about 'by opposition leaders lhal he was a lawyer for the Stand ard Oil, the speaker slated that his employment by the Waters-ricrce Oil company was on one occasion only and then only as lawyer on condi tions that any lawyer would have ac cepted for one-tenth the fee he got. When tho case was offered him ho spoke of It to Bailey. Bailey ad vlncd him not to take It but ho said tl.at he would take it and did take It and carried It out. Ills connection with the company ended there, and so far as trust cases were concern ed, Mr. Odell declared, he had more cases en his books now against tho trust than all the lenders of tho" fight against Bailey combined. Odell Is a Texan. Alluding to a story that he lived in a palatial home In New York In the neighborhood of the Standard Oil office, tho speaker confessed that he had never been out of Texas till he wa grown, that he was never In New York but once and that he came right back then. Taking up the fight on Bailey from another side, the speak er called attention to the fact that the blackest criminal In the land is free after he has been acquitted but that Senator Bailey who has been twice subjected to trial iby his ene mies and found innocent. Is still harassed 'by implacable foes. Of the same kind of venom, he declared were the shafts of slander that were directed against Attorney General Tom Smith before his death. Re ferring to the statement made by bis enemies that he was a speaker hired by the Standard Oil to go out and defend Bailey, Mr. Odell de nounced such reports as malicious falsehods. He had tendered his ser vices to Mr. Bailey, he sold, for the good he might do and for such ser vices he received no compensation save "the reward that comes to those who do their duty." "The Man Without Ability." "They say 'in truth' he Is a man wkhout ability." quoted tho speak er coming to the personality of the mnn in whose behalf he spoke, "When In fact, as a mere boy he showed that ability that has made him the first man of tho Democracy of Texas. In his own state of Mis sissippi, the home of Davis, and La mar, Walthal and George and a hun dred others whose names Democracy Is proudest to remember, before he bid yet reached his majority ha was chosen by his people l convention to represent them; In 18S4 when not yet twenty-four years of ago he left college to go among Ms people to plead for the white man's suprem r, And when word were or no avail, wuen chivalry was overwhelm ed and negro domination whs Iq the taildiu, when the clouds of carpet ijagism ovorsbadowed tho tUt Joe Uailey, with the other young men of the state come nobly to thb rescue of the crippled and battle-scarred veterans of the Confederacy and iimdn it possible for the white man to govcru Jn Mississippi. Yet at this day there are sections of Texas where there are mep who dare to attack this man for his stand then made "that white men might live In Mississippi." Following the young Joe Bailey In his removal from Mississippi to Tex as, the speaker told of the place at once given him by the people of his district, of how Ilulley was sent an delegate to one of the old con greslonal conventions, and how after the convention had been locked for three or four days, a committee came to Bailey and said that he had been decided upon as the man to bo nom inated, and how then Bailey refused the nomination, saying that he had been sent Instructed to vote for an other man that ho could never take an office to which the people's will did not entitle him. "AH the yenrs of my manhood," the speaker quoted from the words of Bailey on that oc casion, "I hsve lived to so fit myself that I might some Cay become wor thy to represent my people In con gress. But I will never accept a high place when It comes as a result of the defeat of the ppople's measure." "I sometimes think," continued Mr". Odell In commenting on the in cident, "that If these men who are so bitterly assailing him now could now know and remember the spirit of that man as expressed on that oc casion thut they wouldn't have been guilty of voting against the success of the Democratic party." A Memorable Incident. Taking up Cone Johnson's state ment that no reputable Democrat In Texas undertook to defend or excuse Bailey's conduct at Austin, the speak er recalled the incident at Gaines ville last year at j the magnificent ovation given Bailey by the people of his home town after his vindica tion by the legislature, how when Bailey was'on the platform, I aaw tottering to the ilstform, a grand old man. veterary of two wars, a Confederate, vefi:an and veteran, of the Mexican war. That was Silas Hare who had served his country well ln war and honorably In peace, th man whom Bailey defeated for congress nearly twenty years ago and that man said on that occasion, 'When as a young man you defeated me, I bade you Godspeed. I have watched you for sixteen years. They in ade no mistake when they retired me and selected Joe Bailey.' "When I think of that grand old man with a heart tig enough to for give and forget the defeat of seven ten, years ago, I ran t take much of the words ot this other man who in 1892 was too busy to support tho nominees of his party, who tore the bead from his ticket at the election, who was given a gum-drop to chew on when the Galveston-Dallas News mentioned him for governor, so that he got In the also-ran class. He chewed the gum-drop till 1896 when he plead for the privilege of nomi nating Bailey. The Galveston-Dallas News then gave hlra tho same old gum-drop again toy mentioning him for senator. Ho's chewed that gum drop ever sinre till it's got bitter in his mouth because he never got the office. That acounts for the opposi tion of Cone Johnson and it accounts for the opposition of many others I'll not discus." Objects toiltcvenge. Taking up the opposition, he said that he had no criticism to offer of those who differ ln opinion and who do not pretend to be In the party nor had he any criticism to offer of those in the Populist ranks or tho Republican ranks who came with pure motives and disinterested prin ciples to vote with the party but he did protest aealnst their coining back Into the party to drive him out, and he further protested against their statements that there were better Democrats than he, or that they are better Democrats than Joe Bailey, and protested atains.t their coming back Into the party simply to re venge themselves on honest Demo crats. "Many say they oppose Bailey on account of the connection they say ne naa wun tuo aiers-i'iorce oil company, or the Klrby Lumber com pany, or the Tennessee Railroad com pany, but deep down ln their hearts they know they aro opposing him be cause he baa been a good loyal Dem ocrat all the time and .they haven't jbecauso he's opposed their efforts to disrupt tho party and because they have always tieen vanquished when he has been asalnst them. Now they are all united against him ln trying ,to humiliate him In this campaign and to Injure him In the senate." Taking up Uutley's record in the seuute, the speaker dwelt briefly on the honors ftivrn him there and then at length on Bailey's stand at the time of and after the Spanish Amer ican war. Balloy, ho said, was one of the very few statesmen of aiy party who under the strem of war and victory, who was able to see the dangers of monarchist Imperialism and steer clear of them. He told how Bailey fought for a clear state ment of this opposition by such men as Cone Johnson, Chilton and others who oppose him now. 'They ssy u Is because of the Waters-Pierce Oil company, but It was because he was right and they were wrong that they fight him now; because they wmt to their political deaths then, and they have been hating him ever since. No "Antl-Bailoy Facta." "I have been handed a doJger beaded Antl-Bulley facts," said the speaker, holding up one of the cir culars of the Anti-ilulley committee here, "and there Isn't a fact on It. They assert that Bailey hasn't paid back to Pierce the monies he bor rowed. Why? Because he hasn't the receipts. Senter says he hasn't paid back the $1,500 they sny he borrowed. It's seldom I notice one ro small as Senter. I'll give you one reason for Scoter's opposition. In 1892 his health got so bad that he had to turn the editorial columns of the Fort Worth Gazette over to some one else. Just after election his health got all right and he returned. Ills health's 'been good but his De mocracy's been bad ever since." Maintaining that Bailey had In curred the enmity of some people ln Texas because he always observed the distinction between a gift and a loan, the speaker charged the ab sence of the receipted note from Bailey's possession to the theft by "that scoundrel Cruet" who stole papers from the safe of the Waters Pierce company ln St. Louis nnd kept them till the statute of limi tation expired and then tried to levy blackmail on Senator Bailey. But Bailey refused and Gruet fought In another way, and then the Hearst papers took It. and started the pub lished libels and slanders. Stating that ho did not believe In a tenth of the silly rumors circulated about many Judges 'being bribed, about Juries feeing bought, and lawyers bought to betray their clients, Mr. Odell scouted the idea that the Bai ley deal was a brlbo because if such had been the case the principals would have trlod to conceal It In stead of signing their names to the papers Just as they do In all business deals for all men to see. "They say that $3,300 was a gift because we've never offered evidence of Ha having been paid back, because Gruet sajd the speaker took up Governor Fran cis a'nd told of tho high character of this man who had been governor of Missouri, and who had been given tho highest honors ln the 'bestowal of his associates, liow this onan, whose Integrity Is not questioned, brought the letter files to Austin to show that the loans had boon paid. Bailey's Interest Was Clown. Taking up the Interest Senator Bailey took In the reorganization of the Waters-Pierce Oil company, the speaker maintained that his dealings with Attorney Ceneral Smith as the record shows were only those of a man who acted In the full considera tion for the law In a trying time for the attorney general's depart ment, nnd that when he presented the application for reorganization, It. was on Pierce's gworn statement and with an application that satisfied the law and made it obligatory on the attorney general to Issue -the char tre. That pierce did not ask for po litical Influence but simply for legal advice which Balloy gave when Francis asked hlra . to do It for Pierce. Continuing the speaker said that Bailey's oppoultlon to the McFall resolution came from tho veiled in sult it contained to himself and be cause the measure wa3 plainly uncon stitutional, nnd that he accordingly put. the weight of his Influence for a resolution that wag constitutional. In closing the speaker went over in rupld raking fire criticism of tho record and nets of various anti-Bailey leaders including Cone Johnson, Davidson, Cyclone Davis, Crawford, Etherldgc. He gave an eloquent ap- jpPIl to old soldiers ngalnst betray- ing a loader, and told several in cidents of the value of great leaders. Praises Itowmnn. After expressing -his pleasure In bringing a meb-sago to the Democrats of this part of Texas, which he said was known as loyal, from the Dem ocrats cf North Texas who are pre paring to give a great majority for their leader, the speaker touched upon local politics and commended tn Sod Judgment of the peoole of the district In sending to the leg islature, J. It. Do nun, "a man who didn't have to leave to try a law suit when hla country men were elect ing a senator. He made for you and your country more frleuds than has any other man you have sent from this district for many years, The Panhundlu hus furnUheJ some !of the biggest men the legislature had but you never sent a greater man than tho one who now serves you as district Judgo, Jim Brown Ing, and I am proud to number him Us one of my friends." After the applause which followed the close, a group of Irrepreshlble HlRh School bovs gave a rousing cheer for the opposition. After the address Mr. Odell held an Informal reccptlon of the many who crowded up to congratulate him on the ad dress nnd to renew noqualntnnee of other days. Mr. Odell was enter tained here last rklit and Is the speaker of tho dny today at Vernon. Oi'dl nance No, 1(13. An ordinance extending the fire limits of the city of Amarlllo. Texas. Be It ordained by the City Coun cil of tho City of Amarlllo. Texas; Section 1. That the fire limits of tho City of Amarlllo, Toxiih. bo and the samo are hereby extended so ag to Include all territory within the following defined limits, to-wit: Beginning at the intersection of Tyler street with the north boundary line of the right of way of the Chi cago, Rock Islnnd & Gulf Rnllwoy Company; thenoo In a southerly di rection along Tyler street to the In tersection of said street with South Seventh street ; Thence ln un easterly direction along South Seventh street to tho In tersectlon of said street with the al ley between Taylor and Fillmore streets; Thence ln a northerly direction along said alley and continuing In the same direction to the Intersec tion of said alley with tho north boundary line of the r:gnl of way of the Chicago, Rock Island ft Gulf Railway Company; Thence along the north boundary line of said right of way In a west erly direction and following the said boundary lino to the point of begin ning. Section 2. That all ordinances and regulations of said City of Am arlllo concerning and affecting the erection, removal, repairing, raising, and additions to buildings now ln force in the said city be and the same are hereby continued in force Svlth reference to the territory above described, it being the Intention of the city council of said city in pass ing this ordinance to sec out the ter ritory to which said ordinances and regulations shall apply without in any manner modifying or repealing the same. Section 3. This ordinance shall be lu full force and effect from aud after Its passa;e and publication as provided by law. Passed by the City Council of the City of Amarlllo, Texas, on the 14th day of April, A. D. 1908. Approved this the 14th day of April, A. D. 1908. WILL A. MILLER. Jr.. Mayor, City of Amarlllo. Texas. Attest; SAM J. BROWN, City Secretary. EXCHANGE COMMENT. Tommy "Pop, what Is the dif ference between firmness and obsti nacy?" Tommy's Pop "Merely the difference between will power and won't power, my son." Tha Itasca Items credits me iol lowlng extract to "Selected"; A young woman In England had a dream. She was in heaven and an nngel was showing her around. They came to a magnificent manslon and she asked: "Whose a this?" "That's for your gardener," wag the reply. "My gardener!" she exclaimed. "What can ho wunt with such grand ner? He Is quite contented with his little cottage down on earth." The angel replied; "He sent up the material and it had to bo used." Presently they stood before a tiny structure. "And what Is this?" she Inquired. "That is yours," was the answer. "I live In a home like that, when I have such a 'beautiful man sion on earth?" she replied in aston. Ishment and sorrow. The angel an swered: "We have to do the best we can with the material sent up." The dreamer awoke;, she felt that God jhad spoken to her. Her life was changed from that day; bhe began to build for eternity. If the monslons In the skies aro built out of te material senf up from earth, some Texans the State Press knows may have to live In mud huts heuted with hot air. Dallas Morning .M'WS. The HoukUn Chronicle's stuff cor ron, undent. Frank Putman, who in-n i years ln newspaper work lu V.u-iiliiHton nnd rlsowhere before on in 1 it to Texas, aud who U a vet un ni his boot, lit the convention piiys this trloult) to a Texan; I have heard niauv orators Bry a nut his best, lu thu couvoutlon bull at Chicago In that early morning huur when he roused a Juded nation ul convention out of sleepy lethargy lihI fl ;:,g It bsitle-niad agaliibt the tT.t'.wy's battle Hue; tho cold and cla:..ile Lodge of Massachusetts; the fiery radical, Pettlgrew of Dakota; tho burly, Impetuous Roosevelt, hurl lug his short Saxon words llko bul let tt his auditors; the sauve mil sweet MelClnley, luring men with susnred sophistries; the blunt and stubborn LaFollette, beating down all opposition with u swift, tttondy fire of unaswerablo facts; tho stately Ileverldge, presenting our day's plat. Kudos In the echoed phrases of old deud Demosthenes; the huge and ro tund Dolllver, In honey utterance making tho worse appear the better reason; the wily Sp ioner of Wiscon sin. All thoee and ninny more have I henrd, and I want to say that Cone Johnson, In his mastery of the art of public oratory, in his shilling ob vious loyalty to high Ideals and !n his tremendous convincing power of moral earnestness, Is the peer of the grontest of theHo men, a fit and wor thy representative of the best r Texas life or In the nation's life Dallas morning News. A Happy Famcr Is soon turned to a sad one if he bait to walk tho floor every night with a frying baby. McGee'a Baby Elixir will make the child well soothe Its nerves, induce healthy, normal slumber. Best for disordered bowels and sour stomach all teething ba bies need It. Pleasant to take, sure, and safe, contains no harmful drugs. Price 23 and 50, cents per bottle. Sold by L. O. Thompson ft Co. A Chart to Conduct. A prominent merchant of Netr York city carried these Rules of Con duct in his pockotbool:, acoompsnled by a memorandum to this effect! "Head these rules nt least once a week." t Never be Idle. Make few promise. Always speak the truth. Never speak 111 of anyone. Keep good company or none. Live np to your ongagementu . Be Just before you are generous. " Earn money 'before you spend It, Drink no kind of intoxlcatinz drinks. Good character Is above all things else. Keep your own secrets if you have any. Never borrow if you can possibly avoid It. Never play at any kind of games of chance. Keep your promises If you would bo happy. Make no hnste to 'be rich, If you would prosper. When you ppeak to a person .Joolc him ln the face, ' Save when yon are young, to spend when you are old. Never run ln debt unless you see a way to get out ogaln. Avoid temptation, through .fear you may not withstand it. Ever live (misfortune excepted) within '0'ir income. Small and steady gains give com petency with tranquility or mind. Good company and good conversa tion are the sinews, of virtue. Your character cannot be essen tially injured except by yourself. If nnyono speaks evil of you. let your life be so thtit none will believe him. . If your hands cannot be usefully employed, attend to the cultivation of your mind. The Stellar Ray. lioys Will lie Boys and aro nlways getting scratches, cuts, sprains, bruises, bumps, burps, or scalds. Don't neglect such things they may result. Fcrloufl If you do. Apply Ballard's Snow Liniment ac cording to directions right away and It will relieve the pain and heal the trouble. Price 2.")C 50c and $l'.00. Sold by L. O. Thompson & Co. In the big American fleet, ridlnsr the Pacific, billows, and flyina the American flag, Uncle Sam Is said by the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, to have J the greatest moving picture show in the world. A Marshalltown preacher lias sug gested a practical solution of the difficulty. He would sogrepite the Merry Widow hat by seating the women on one side of his church and the men on the oilier side. , . m tin