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he Weekly r tt tl AMAR1LL0, TEXAS, TMURSDAV. DECEMBER 24 1908 NO, VOL. XXIII. G0MPE1S AND MITCHELL SENTENCED Missouri Supreme Court Decision LABOR II It-! NOTE STOVE Supreme Court of District of Columbia Gives Gom pers Twelve Months, Mitchell Nine Months and Morrison Six Months &MOc)atd Pre: 8. Washington, Dec. iM. Ttu- fam- ou contempt case of Itic Burks Stove A Range coinpuny apiinst President Gompers, Vice President Mitchell and Secretary Morrison of the Amer ican Federation of Labor, was de cided today by Just ice Wright of the supreme court of the District of Co lumbia, adversely to the federation officials. Gompers nas sentenced to twelve months imprisonment, Mitchell was sentenced to nine months and Morri son six months. The case grew out of an alleged boycott of the company's products and the putting of that company on the unfair list and the federation's alleged violation of Judge Gould's recent mandamus has attracted wide attention. The Buck company's prosecution of officials of tho federation began In August, 1907. The original ae tion was a est case, wherein it was NEWBRAUNFELS CONTINUES DEFIANT Spite of Warnings as to Rangers Officials Take no Steps fcpecUl to Dally panhandle New Braunfels, Tcxaa, Dee. 23. Despite the fact that the county of ficials and citizens aro warned by the governor that he will send rangers here next week if tho lid Is not closed Sunday, the au-'horitles are taking uo steps to enforce the Raskin-McGregor Jaw, and today de clared that they will make no prom ises to Governor Campbell. County officials maintain 4hnt less law is violated here than elsewhere, but are angered because their com missions ai withheld more than be fore the efforts to shut the lid. AGED WOMAN BEATEN AND ROBBED IX STREET Special t0 Dally Panhandle. Fort Worth, Dec. 23. Mrs. Mary McG'uire, aged 63, was beaten and robbed late Jast w night in North Fort Worth by highwaymen. The woman wis w attacked on the street. Her as- sallants ailing to find her purse threw h revlolently to the ground and took oft her shoes where they found 50 cents, w They threateined her lif If she screamed. There is no clew to the Identity of the robbers. ADERS LOSE D BUCK CASE sought to enjoin the labor unions from using "I'nfair" and "We Don't Patronie" lists in their fight agHinst firms and individuals. Justice Gould, of the supreme court of lh District of Columbia, issued an in junction, which he later wade permanent, forbidding Urn pub lication of the company's name In these lists, Mr. Gompers, in an editorial in the Federatlonist of January, last, made known his intention not to obey the court order, contending that it was against the rights of labor and abuse of power by the courts. Pending appeal to the I'nlted States court of appeals for the Dis trict of Columbia all the defendants were released on bail, Gompers' be ing 9.1,000, Mitchell's being $4,000 and Morrison's $;1,0(0. Denver, Dee. 2;J. During the con vention of the American Federation of Labor in thia city last month, Gompers, Mitchell and Morrison stated that they would go to jail in connection with tho Injunction of the Buck Stove and Itnnge company be fore they would pay a fine. St, Louis. Dec. 23. J. W. Van Cleve, president, of the Puck Stovo & Itango company when told of the sentencing of the Federation offi cers said: "Circumstances aro such that I don't think it would bo wise to offer any comment." SAN ANTONIO SNOT Eleven Shots Exchanged and Former Detective Lodged in Jail Special to Dally panhandle. San Antonio, Dec. 23. In a street duel early this morning Putrolnuin Ed Patterson was shot in the back and a former city detective, Joe Cas siano, surrendered and was Jailed. Cassiano refuses to discuss tho af fair, merely saying he was jiibiified. Eleven shots were exchanged. The shooting began as Patterson and Po liceman Van Itaub were walking along the street with four prisoners. GET PRETENTIONS DEPOT. Special to Daily Panhandle. Tulsa. Okls., Dec. 23. The cor porations commission has approved plans for the new Katy paasenjer station here, which will be more than a block long and more magnificent than any in the Southwest. It is POLICEMAN to take tho place of the ne burned a year ago. f . ' T. J. HA INS ON WAY AND I r .'."? '.iji.v 'S'CV' Arr -,' When Thornton Jenkins Hains was placed on trial at Flushing, N. V., for complicity in the killing of William K. Annis by Captain Pe ter C. H'ains, Jr., an officer in the I nited States army, the court or dered that all letters in the hands of the attorneys for the defense bearing on facts leading up to the CASTRO DOWNFALL COMPLETE Associated Tiefs, Berlin, Dec. 2;1. The foreign of fice this morning received a dispatch from Caracas couf inning the press reports concerning the overthrow of President Castro. "The whole coun try rose, against Castro," the dis patch said, "and Gomez's govern ment has been greeted with much sympathy by both native and foreign elements." The Hague, Dec. 23. The govern ment has eent Instructions to the commanders of the three Dui.ch war ships In Venezuelan waters to cease further activity against Venezuela. Washington, Dec. Itesump tion of American diphnnatic, rela tions with Venezuela is nt hand. Of ficial communication has been re reived by tho state department STATU SLPRKMK COUHT. Special to Dally Panhandle. Austin, Doc. 23. Supreme court proceedings today: 'Affirmed, Mc Cormick vs. Kainpniann, Bexar. Re versed and remanded, San Antonio Irrigation company vs. Duetschmann, Bexar; applications refused, Ford tram vs, Stowers, Bexar; San An tonio Light vs. Levy; Clark vs. Woods National .bank, Bexar. Mo tion for rehearing refused, Siminang vs. Penn Fire Insurance company; Landry vs. Ware, Cafarclll vs. West ern Grocery company, Bexar, In ternational Water company vb. City of El Paso. The civil appellate court today affirmed the Co-operation In surance association vs. Hubbs of Tom Green. The court granted a motion to strike out statement of facta In Murphy vs. Duncan, from McLennan, Ousts Two TO COURT SCENE OP HIS TRIAL killing be produced. It is the pur pos of the prosecution to try to prove that Thornton Mains incited the killing by writing to his broth er and otherwise apprising him of the alleged relations between the army officer's wife and Annls.This cut shows Mains on his way to court and the courthouse where he is on trial. through the Brazilian minister at ( 'arums expressing the wish of Vice President Gomez to settle satisfac torily all international questions be tween tho I'nited States and Vene zuela and for tho presence of an American warship at LaGuauira. W. I. Buchanan has been appoint cd as special commissioner to repre sent the Vnited States in any nego tiations which may bp had and he is now aboard tho Cruiser North Carolina on his way to Venezuela. Tho Hague, Dec. 23. Foreign Minister Van Swlnderen will make a statement In tho second chamber this afternoon concerning affairs In the Caribean sea, in which ho Is ex pected to announce suspension of the Dutch hostile action against Venezue la and a prospect of an early settle ment of all difficulties between that country and The Netherlands. INSURANCE MAGNATE FOIXD HEAD. New York, Doc. 23 Frederick A. Btirnham, a former president of the Mutual Reserve Life Insurance com pany, was found dead iu bed at his homi; here this morning of gas pois oning. The police say suicide. The company went. Into the hands of re ceivers last February. President Burnbam, his brother, George Burn ham, Jr., treasurer of the company, and George D. EldrodgC, tho actuary, were Indicted on charges of larceny and forgery. FIREMAN FOl'XD DEAD. Palestine. Texas, Doe, 23. R. D. Smith, an International ft Great Northern fireman, was found dead in bod today. He will be buried at Troupe, Rockefeller WILL NEVER SERVE SEN TENCES Thus Says Labor Leader Keefe Regarding Milctisll and Gompers OUTRAGEOUS SAYS ONE 'End of Free Speech America and Will Be Resented" In AMOclated press. Detroit, Dec. 23. "I think you will find that Gompers, Mitchell and Morrison will never serve the sen fences," waa the only comment Im migration Inspector Daniel J. Keefe, former tIc president of the Amerl ran Federation of Labor and head of the Iongshoremen's union, when told of the decision in the Iluck case. "I am not prepared to discuss the matter further than this prediction," he said, "and I won't say why they neer will serve their senteuccs." "It is outrageous, aosoiuiely out rageous," declared William D. Ma lum, president of the Amalgamated Association of Street Hailway em ployes when told of the decision. "This Is the end of free speech. It will be resented, not only by work ingmen, but by all other liberty lov ing people. "They can't destroy trades unions tills way. That was their object. "If they put these leaders in jail for contempt of court there will be fresh leaders to take their places to morrow and asaiu fresh lenders aft er that, and indefinitely." TO BE SPECTACLE More Money on Hand For Event Than Any Previous In History Associated Freus. Washington, Dec. 23. IT money nan anything to do with making an Inauguration a success that ot President-elect William II. Taft on March 4. next, will bo the greatest tho country has ever seen. Already Chairman Giles of the fi nance committee has In his posses sion a guaranty of $73,000 which is $12,000 larger than the toUfl amount received four years ago and It. is expected before tho contribu tions cease that tho fund will be considerably larger. Tho chief source of revenue for th0 return of this guaranty fund Is the Inaugural frail which brought lo $46,000 fonr years ago, while th Income from the reviewing stands was $20,000. It Is expected that there will be at lcaist 200,000 vis itors in Washington on inauguration day. NAUGURATON GRAND TO JAIL Companies STANDARD OIL HARD HIT IN II Dissolves Waters-Pierce and Ousts Two Other Companies EACH IS FINED $50,000 Rockefeller's Satellites New York Refuse to Make any Comment Associated press. Jefferson City, Mo., Pec. Z. The supreme court, of Missouri to- day upheld the contention of the at torney general In the ouster ult of the state against the Waters-Pierre Oil company, tho Standard Oil com pany of Indiana and the Republic Oil company of Ohio, fining each of the defendants $M),(M). .St. Louis, Per. S3. The state sn preme court today handed down a decision ousting the Standard Gil company of Indiana, and also the Re public OH company and dissolving tho AVaters-Pierce Oil company, each corporation being fined $.0,000. Tho order dlssohiiig the Waters Pi err p company is effective Jannary 15. All seven Judges of the court concurred. Ily this decision (he Standard Oil of Indiana and the Republic Oil com panies arc both forbidden to ever do business in Missouri again, and the Waters-Pierce of St. Louis is dis solved, in addition to the fines. The order dissolving the Waters- Pierco Is effective January 15, unless that company before that date fur nishes the Niipreme court satisfactory evidence It intends to operate as an independent concern. The suit to oust the three compa nies wa instituted by Attorney Gen eral Hadley in 190.1, and the evl dence was taken by a special com missloner in St. IxiiIm and New York The case lias been neioro mo su premo court of Missouri for more than a year, Xew York, Dee. 1M. At the of. flee of tho Standard in this city it was stated that, no official of the company would make any comment af present upon (he decision of the Missouri supreme court in ousting the two oil companies from the state. . KKGRO TO If A N't i. Special to Dally Panhandle. Dallas, Dee. 23. Judge Nelms to day passed the death sentence on Bob Smith, a negro convicted of kill ing another negro two years ago. The date of execution was set for February 12. Smith's only hope Is In executive clemency or writ, of er ror to tlie federal supreme court, Mill I .. I ,, l.. m SOMETHING NKW IN GIRL COritTlNG LINE- Special to Dally Panhandle. Ean Antonio, Dec. 23. Ju- Hub Lleck. residing near Con-' vftree, has filed suit for in-"' in junction to restrain William Strapper from showing atten- Hons to his minor daughter, Sophia, and from visiting the premise. MSSOOR T HOW BOOTH ASSIGNED TO CLOVIS J. R. Cook Takes Place of Me chanical Superintendent In Santa Fe Work Avery Turner, vice president Ud, general manager of tbo tfanta Fa sjstem of Texas companies and gen oral superintendent of tho Easlera Railway of New Mexico, hurt taued a circular announcing tho resigna tion of Thomas Booth as mechanical superlnteudont for tho first namod system In Amarlllo to take a similar place with tho latter in Cltivls, Now. Mexico. The pine formerly oixu- . plod by Mr. Booth wl'l. after the first of January, b0 it chargt of J, K, Cook. I This chanRo corrfes with It aomo thing in the form of a promotion for Mr. Booth, who is trno of tho most valuable men in tha mechanical de partnient of th0 Santa Fo system in, this portion of tbo country. Ho ha9 been with the Bystcm many year and his record Is one declared en viable from many stnndotnts. Ia view of the field being entirely new; at CloviH and of jreat Importance to the nystem Just at this time, it waa deemed -necessary to place, it tu ei perlenced hands. For this reason Mr. Cook, tho new mechanical mi" perlntendent for Amarlllo, Is also a man of liberal experience and oomog to the place with thorough commend ations as to bis knowledgn and Cxeo mho ability ae a railroad man and The many friends ot Mr. BootH and. family, while expressing regret by reason of their departure front Amarlllo, extend to them best wishes for their future in the new location COLT HATHA!,! B. CONSIDERED FAST 1 J. V. POTTIXGKU SELLS IIALK JNTEItKST IV THH AMMJLb TO DALLAS J. V, Pottinger has Jitst returucfl from Dallas where he haH been en gaged In training bis standard bre4 colt "Nathan B" since August 1. Just before returning to AniarMd Mr. Pottinger sold a half Interest tit the colt to Geo. B. King . of Dallas for $1,000. Mr. Pottinger Is a breeder of flow race stock, an,j some of his produc tions have made excellent records. The colt that h0 Is now pushing given promls t0 surpass all of his previous efforts. The general impreseloa among those who have seen "Nathan B" la that he will make a record thai will causa the old turfmen to sit up and take notice. Both of tho owners of the colt bat has attracted liberal attention at Dallas utato that, they aro fully sat? it;flod that tho animal will, In th absence of Injury or tonie unfore seen, event, prove one of the finest) pieces of horse flesh in the stato of Texas .... " CONGRESSMAN WANTS VETO TO HE KKCALLETX Cook of Colorado Sees President Kc Ranting Roundury Lino Matter, Washington, Dec. 22. Represent ative tjooK or coioraao, oiscussea with tho president today his veto ot the bill fixing the boundary lino oj Colorado, Oklahoma anj New Mexi co as the 37th parallel of latitude. Mr. Cook told tho president that he (tbo president), and Attorney General Bonaparte had been Imposed upon. He further declared that the Colorado Fuel and Iron company sought to veto to escape taxation of property In tho vicinity of the bona dary line, 4 Cook believer, the president wlU Investigate the matter anj hopei recall of the veto, . "