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IhE JdRYAN lAGLE. AND PILOT -9' VOLUME 34 Bryan, Brazos .County, Texas, Thursday, April 24, 1913. NUMBER 6 THREE PEOPLE PERISH IN A PRAIRIE FIRE DEMOCRATIC TARIFF FORT WORTH PASTOR . BACKS UP en. hi. 1 lull NOW COMPLETE Ways and Means Committee Have Com pleted Document on Which the Demo cratic Party StandsIncome Tax to Have Sliding Scale. By Associated Press. 4 Washington, April 22. By a vote of 14 to 7, with all Republicans voting against it, the House ways and means committee reported the completed Democratic tariff revision bill today. Chairman Underwood told the House the Income tax can be raised or low ered from year to year, according to the government's revenue needs, thereby making possible a close bal ance between expenditures and rev Dues, such as is practiced In most other civilized countries. The new bill completely disregards the cost or production. Thereby, as a regulator of tariff rates, the Demo crats assert, the highly protected In dustries, like wool, become stagnant because no real competition develops to make them highly efficient, while Industries where protection has been reduced, like steel, lead the world be cause foreign competition has brought out American efficiency. The Democratic leaders told the House the future growth of the great American industries lies in foreign countries. Wilson Appeals to California. By Associated Press. Washington, April 22. President Wuvuvi-WLirinAnArini u- i-n-i- - -- -- -- COURT PROCEEDINGS Plans for New Jail Prepared by Archl tect Fountain Approved Results of Elections for Rural School Trustees. The Commissioners' Court adjourn ed yesterday after the April term, and the following business is recorded In the iniuutes us having been trans acted : The election returns of the recent election in Improvement District No. 1 were canvassed, and it was declared that a majority were in favor of Is suing $10,000 In bonds for mainten ance of the levee. The court canvassed the returns of the recent election in School DfBtrlct No. 3 (Mllllcen) and found that a ma jority of the voters were In favor of Increasing the school tax to 13 cents. The court ordered that O. R. Dunn be furnished with a road drag, and with cement to build two culverts on the San Antonio road; Mr. Dunn to furnish all labor.. The bond of the First National Bank for $100,000 was approved, and It was designated as the depositary for tho school fund. D. Cahlll was Instructed to reopen the Mosely Ferry road, closed by Si mon Nemec. A Jury of view was appointed upon the petition of ten citizens on a road to be opened from the Mosely Ferry road weBt to the river. Acting on the petition of thirty-two citizens of the Reliance school dis trict, the court set May 24 as the date for an election to determine whether the school tax should be Increased to an amount not to exceed 50 cents on the $100. The returns from the school trus tee elections were canvassed, and the following trustees were declared District No. 6. College J. C. Boyett and J. L. Stasny. District No. 7. Harvey N. A. Cot nam and E. U. Peters. District No. 2. Wellborn Tom Roy der and R. H. Wilson. District No. 3, Milllcan A. J. Ed wards and R. E. Dunlap. District N;o. 8, Steep Hollow I. M. Cook and C. M. Rislnger. District No. 9, Reliance J. H. Mathls and C. M. Shealy. District No. 10, Kurten Herman Kindt and Jim Tobias. District No. 17, Smetana John Kosarek and J. H. Wehrman. District No. 25, Independence J. J. Merka and W. P. Means. ' Wilson today telegraphed Governor Johnson, appealing lo California not to pass any anti-alien land laws con flicting with the United States treaty obligations with Japan. President Wil son says he appeals "with the utmost confidence to the people of California" on this point. Charges a Baseball Trust By Associated Press. Washington, April 22. Characteriz ing organized baseball as the "most audacious and autocratic trust In the country," Representative Gallagher to day Introduced in the House a resolu tion tor an investigation by a special commutes and the Attorney General of the baBeball contract system. Pssted Sundry Civil Appropriations Bill. By Associated Press. Washington, April 22. By an over whelming vote the House today passed the sundry civil appropriations bill, containing a provision that the funds it appropriates to carry out the anti trust law shall not be used against labor unions or farmers' co-operative associations. Former President Taft vetoed this bill on account of these two provisions. ... ioww District No. 26, Minter Springs J. A. Parker and A. B. Welch. The plans for the new Brazos Coun ty Jail were submitted by Architect Fountain, and finally aproved. Plans will be furnished to contractors for the purpose of making up bids, for flO each. The plans are to be re turned in ten days, and the $10 deposit will then be refunded. All bids are to be accompanied by a certified check for $ 1000. The monthly report of Tax Collector Wipprecht was read and approved. MISSOURI E0IT0R ACQUITTED OF MALICE Was Sentenced to One Day in Jail for Criticising a Circuit Judge Re versed by Higher Court. By Associated Press. Jefferson City, Mo., April 19. Wil liam E. Nelson, owner of the Kansas City Star, was found not guilty of malice In the publication of an article criticising Circuit Judge Joseph Guth rie last February, when Mr. Nelson was sentenced to one day in Jail for contempt. The finding was reported to the Supreme Court today by Special Commissioner Crow. A Very Liberal Ruling. The commissioner held that every person has a right to publish his un derstanding of what a court has de cided and differ with the court as to .what the law Is, and criticise the law, as long as he does not Impugn the motives of the court, or charge It with corruption. He also held the article which caused the citation, and which related to a divorce suit, was true. BALL PLAYERS OMITTED. (From Tuesday's Dally F.agle.) In the membership of the Bryan baseball team published yesterday aft ernoon the names of the following were omitted: Joe Spell, Algio Hearne, Willard Skelton and Otis Brogdon. The list Is still open , and all who wish to try for the team are invited to come out and join the squad. NEW CHURCH DEDICATED. Iola, Texas, April 18. The Zlon MethodiBt Church was dedicated last Sunday with appropriate services, both morning and afternoon. The sermons were preached by Dr. Rankin of Dallas, assisted by the paBtor, Rev. Llewellyn. Dinner was served on the grounds and the church was filled to overflowing.- Rev. H. W. Knlcktrbocker Returns from College with Highest Praise for Boys, Faculty and Facilities. "I do not see why there Is so much talk about moving the Agricultural and Mechanical College," said Rev. H. W. Knickerbocker, pastor of the Central Methodist Church, who has lust re turned from College Station, where he preached before the cadets of tho col lege Sunday. "I knew that we had a great school In the Agricultural and. Mechanical College," he said, "but I never thought we bad anything like I saw. It was absolutely remarkable. "I And they have 2416 acres of land In their campus and more than a score of buildings which are valued at more than $1,000,000. My trip through the buildings gave me an opportunity to see the splendid equipment they have. "I can not understand bow It could be possible for the college to be moved and all this valuable property aban doned. No educational institution could step In and take hold where the Agri cultural and Mechanical College would quit. ' "It Is the healthiest bunch I ever saw. It appears that sickness is a stranger to the college." Fort Worth itecord. ALLEN ACADEMY NOTES Coach Melton is worried because two of the track men, Knlttle and Bryant, are laid up with mumps. The track meet at Austin is to be held on May 2 and 3. R. S. Vandlver Is spending a few days at his home In Houston. Fred Jarvls went home to Kaufman, where his father has recently sold bis ranch preparatory to moving. The revival ministers have been visting the academy and conducting the chapel services. - The academy grounds are being cleaned up and put in good shape. The quarter-mile cinder track is in splendid shape, and is being used con tinually by the track team. MEM LEIf OH PHIIC Mr. Sara Levy has Just returned from a trip to Nashville, Tenn and Birmingham, Ala., where he made a careful Inspection of the relative value of various kinds of pavements as com pared to their cost Alderman Levy is of opinion that vitrified brick is the thing for Bryan to use, and says that he stopped in Houston and saw the viaduct being paved with vitrified brick. The viaduct will stand heavy traffic, and if brick Is good enough, for Houston, Galveston and other cities, it should do for Bryan. Mr. Levy went to Nashville as dele gate from the Bryan lodge to the Na tional Convention of the Independent Order of B'nal B'rith. Next year the order will convene in Shreveport, La. BRAZOS COUNTY SHEEP ANO WOOL-TRADE The proposed tariff schedule now under consideration by Congress, put ting wool on the free list, Is of inter est to the sheep growers of Brazos County. The present tariff on wool Is, aprpoximately, 11 cents per pound. The quantity of wool clipped In this county is not of record, but the clip per sheep per annum amounts to about 5.1 pounds. There are 3963 sheep and goats, val ued at $9022 by the Federal Census Department, on the farms amd ranges of Brazoa County. The annual wool and mohair production is valued at $1233, and 824 sheep and goats are pold and slaughtered each year, and their total value is $1870. The number of these animals on the farms and ranges of the entire State is 1,808,709, which have a value or $6,301,364. The production of sheep and goats Is 591,976 annually, valued at $1,361,544, and the State's yearly wool production Is valued at $2,267, 308. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. William Jones to James Palasota, lot 7, block 67; consideration, $25. Ed Graham to S. B. Wilson, a lot 91x60 feet In block 114; consideration, $2000. Flames Caught Them Whlls, Driving i In Wagon and Barbed Wirt Fences Cut Off Escape. By Associated Press. -' Selling, Okhu, April 21. Rev. John Leslie, his wife and child were burned to death la a prairie fire yesterday. They were driving in a one-horse wagon when the flames caught them, with barbed wire fences along each side of the' road making their escape in a lateral direction impossible. ; Mrs. Leslie attempted to save her child by crawling under the wagon where she was burned. The husband was found several feet away. The horse was also burned. A FLY CAMPAIGN City Health Officer Will Ask That City Dumping Ground Be Succeeded by City Crematory for Burn ing All Filth. City Health Officer Dr. R. J. Hunnl rntt In rilanninz en active flv swatting campaign. Effort will be made to han dle the danger by education, instead of legislation, and to this end circulars and posters are being prepared. . The need a the campaign Is great. The city of Bryan itself contributes ireplv tn the'dlwavs threatening dan ger, by the city dumping grounds, and Dr. Hunnicutt is preparing 10 peuuou that a rrematorv be built that the ac cumulated filth of the city may be burned. The matter is one that should have the most serious attention or tne Council. Houston, Texas, April 21. Each day sees a strengthening of the al ready high poultry market in Houston. It appears impossible to secure re ceipts anywhere near approaching the demand, and In consequence high prices prevail. Producers will do well by sending in supplies. Prices already are against the sky and can not go higher. The Houston egg market is very firm, and 13c is being asked for eggs in the country. Dealers find little profit in eggs, and most of them are going into cold storage. An unusual lightness in strawberry receipts for the season prevails. Re ceipts are averaging 300 crates per day and up, but they are all taken and there is barely enough to supply the local demand. New potatoes are not going very welL Some supplies are coming In from the Rio Grande country and are selling to the trade at $2.50 Jer bushel. Primary points have advanced prices 10c per bushel. Some sections report cotton dam age from the frost of a week ago. How far this damage has spread Is not known. The plant is crippled and a rain is needed to test It out If the damage Is permanent replanting will follow. Trade conditions in South Texas are encouraging, according to reports to the Houston Chamber of Commerce. Failures are verp few, trade seems op timistic and business on a firm basis. Collections are fair In all lines of trade. ENGLAND TO TRIUMPH IN CANAL CONTEST Ambassador Bryce Sends Satisfactory Accounts of His Conversations Upon Subject with President. By Associated Press. "London, April 16. The report sent by James Bryce, the British Ambas sador to the United States, on the re sults of a recent conversation with President Wilson foreshadows, It is understood, a favorable termination of the controversy between the two coun tries over the question of the Panama Canal tolls. The Manchester Guardian under stands that President Wilson will shortly make an important statement on the question. LAMP POSTS FOR SQUARE. The ornamental Iron lamp posts or dered by the Commissioners' Court have arrived from the foundry. The posts will be placed one on each cor ner of the courthouse square, and will prove very attractive, as well as light ing up the square. The posts are about ten feet high with ornamental top and will carry several lights each. Secretary Bryan Wires Gov. Johnson of Cal ifornia to Withhold Signature From Anti A .Alien Land Legislation Recently Passed In That State By Associated Press. Washington, April 19. Secretary of State W. J. Bryan today telegraphed Governor Johnson of California asking him to withhold his signature from any anti-alien land legislation passed by the Legislature of that State which might violate the treaties between the United States and Japan. Mr. Bryan refused to make public the text of the message. To Finish Tariff Bill Today. By' Associated Press. Washington, April 19. The Demo cratic caucus today resumed the con sideration of the tariff bill with the BELGIAN STRIKE MEANS GREAT LOSS Strikers Number Half the Male Pop ulation of Belgium Union Print ers Out Crippling Daily Newspapers. Brussels, April 19. Twelve million dollars Is the estimated loss in Bel gium from the first week of the strike for equal ballot rights, which has been Joined by 400,000 workmen, represent ing half the male population of Belgium. The printers struck at Brussels at midnight, crippling fifteen daily pub lications. BUSEBALL TEW ORGANIZED The ball enthusiasts of this city have organized a baseball team, giv ing it the popular name "Dixie." Mr. Fairman Is back of the boys and will render them every assistance In de veloping a first-class team, one that will be able to meet all comers. Their suits have already been or dered, and will be of black material, with the name "Dixie" worked in white. They will make trips to neigh boring towns and will also bring other teams to this city. The first game will be played here on next Saturday. The membership of the team is as follows: Eugene Driver, manager; Herbert Preston, Edgar Buchanan, Carroll Harris, Earl Johnson, Douglas Houston, Frank Conway, Roy Roberts, McDuff Simpson, Roland Nunn and Sid Simpson. SPECIAL ELECTIONS ORDERED By Associated Press. Austin, Texas, April 17. Governor Colquitt today ordered special elec tions for May 6 in the One Hundred and Twenty-third and Sixty-ninth Leg islative districts, where vacancies oc curred through the death of Repre sentative Hunt ana tne election oi Representative Buchanan to Congress. ATLANTIC FLIGHT IN By Associated Press. Las Pafmas, Canary Islands, April 17. Owing to a sudden deflation of the dirigible ."Suchard Two," through a leak, Joseph Bruecker postponed starting his flight across the Atlantic Ocean today until a new supply of gas comes from Germany. HOUSTON MAN TO BE NAMED MINISTER TO PARAGUAY Washington, April 21. B. H. Carroll Jr. of Houston, who has the backing of National Committeeman Sells and the Texas Congressional delegation to Paraguay and Uruguay, will, it is said, be appointed. Secretary of State Bryan has intimated to members of the delegation that Carroll is accepta ble to the President and the State Department. JA1SQU1 LE expectation that all administrative features of the measure would be com pleted before nlghtfalL Every effort to amend the bill has failed, except minor changes in the language, mak ing It clearer without changing the meaning. Slight Changes in Bill. By Associated Press. Washington, April 19. The ways and means committee agreed today to an amendment to the tariff bill trans ferrlng buckwheat and rice to the free list and adding savings banks not conducted for profit to exemption from the Income tax. COLQUITT'S VETO AXE STILL WORKING Vetoed Several Court Measures To day Congressional Election Re turns Canvassed Many . Charters Issued. By Associated Press. Austin, Texas, April 19. Governor Colquitt today vetoed the bills creat ing the Seventy-fifth Judicial District, and which reorganized the Thirty eighth, Fifty-first, Sixty-third and Sev entieth Judicial Districts; and the bills creating the Seventy-third Judi cial District, the bill reorganizing the Twenty-eighth Judicial District, and creating the Seventy-fourth District The official canvass of the returns of the special election for Burleson's successor in the Tenth Congressional District today showed Hon. J. P. Buch anan received 11,256 votes and Judge George Calhoun 8337. The report of the Secretary of State shows 602 charters and charter amendments have been filed since Jan uary 1. This Is the greatest number ever filed for the same period. MAIL SERVICE TO BE ' By Associated Press. Eagle Pass, April 19. Postmaster Chichester has received instructions from Washington to resume the deliv ery of mails to all points in the State of Coahulla. Mexico, where the Car ranza (rebel) government Is operating postoffices. AXE ON NEGRO f.1 A serious difficulty, which came near resulting In a tragic butchery, occurred among some of the colored population last night, A negro woman named Mary Mitchell assaulted a ne gro man named "French" with an axe, striking two murderous blows. He was cut on the head and neck, and while his injuries are very painful, they are not considered necessarily fatal. The negro woman was arrested and placed in the county Jail. DR. PROCTOR HAS RETURNED. Dr. W. F. Proctor, head of farm demonstration work in Texas, has re turned from Richmond, Va., where he attended the Conference of Education for the South. He is enthusiastic over the meeting and Is confident of its re sults on the future of agriculture in this country. He met Dr. Carver of Harvard, who is at the head of the new department of "marketing and rural economic con-. ditlon8," and who Is working for bet Iter conditions along these lines in all parts of the country. He promised Dr. J Proctor to come to Texas and be pres .ent at the next session of the Farmers' Congress.