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AMAR1LL0, TEXAS, TMURSDAV. DECEMBER 24 1908
G0MPE1S AND MITCHELL SENTENCED
Missouri Supreme Court Decision
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
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
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
Spite of Warnings as to
Rangers Officials Take
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.
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
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."
Eleven Shots Exchanged and
Former Detective Lodged
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
to take tho place of the ne burned
a year ago. f . '
T. J. HA INS ON WAY
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
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
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
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
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
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
TENCES Thus Says Labor Leader Keefe
Regarding Milctisll and
OUTRAGEOUS SAYS ONE
'End of Free Speech
America and Will Be
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
"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
"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."
More Money on Hand For Event
Than Any Previous
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
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
HARD HIT IN
Dissolves Waters-Pierce and
Ousts Two Other
EACH IS FINED $50,000
New York Refuse to Make
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
J. V. POTTIXGKU SELLS IIALK
JNTEItKST IV THH AMMJLb
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
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 .... "
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, . "