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CItm jtm the) news today. Tat ash- Iff taMffwWV t::i v.. wa. ; r: i r f rii.il' ' AND PILOT I'M.- ' in I t - r- ' ! I VOL XXXI. BRYAN, TEXAS, FRIDAY, "FEBRUARY 16, 1817. Ammm E DRY n FAILED TO PASS For ths Third Time This Session the Question . of Submitting a Prohibition Amendment to the Constitution Failed to Receive Necessary Two Thirds MajorityTick Eradication Bill Passed. ' Austin, Texss, Feb. 16. The "bono dry" submission resolution was de feated In the house today by a vote of 93 to 41. The resolution needed two more votes to pass. Four repre senatlves were present and not voting and three were absent. STATE EXPENSES ; i pile up Next Two Years Are to Cost Four Mil lion More Than Past Two, the Estimates Show. Passsd Tick Bill. Austin. Texas. Feb. 16.- The Huds peth state-wide tick eradication bill was passed by the senate today. POSTAG E TO BE RATES NO T GEO Proposed Increase of Pottage Rates Would Prove Serious Handicap ' to Many Publications. CAPT. J. 8. FOWLKES DEAD. Former Cltixen of Brysn Died Thurs- day In Dallas. Friends In Bryan were apprised by wire this morning of the death ot Capt. J. 8. Fowlkes which occurred yesterday afternon at 3:30 o'clock at his borne In Dallas. Capt. Fowlkes was for many years a cltixen of Bryan and the newa of his death brought sorrow to the hearts of his many old friends who reside here. He came to Texaa In 1867 from Mississippi and settled In Prysn. He was first engaged In the grocery busi ness In partnership with his father In law MaJ. C. Tillcy. He next es tablished a private bank under the firm name of J. S. Fowlkes Co. which he operated until hlsjlrm was consolidated with the banking house of Clark, Brysn and Howell and the First National Dank waa organised. He was the first president of this bank. He also had extensive farm ing Interests. Capt. Fowlkea removed from Bryan to Dallas In 1880 and was an honored -cltixen of that city. He Is survived by his wife and two children, Jack Fowlkes of Dallas and Mrs, Ilassle Stuart, wife of Capt. E. A. Stuart, U. S. Army. The remains reached Bryan by. the 4: IS train this afternoon and the funeral was held from the station. Dr. M. E. Weaver conducting the fun eral services. He waa burled with Masonic honors and the services at the grave were under direction Braxoa Union I.odge No. 129, A. and A. M. The following gentlemen acted pall-bearers: Active, M. H. James, R. A. Harrison. It Q. Astln. T. K. Lawrence, O. E. Saunders, E. J. Foun ' tain. Honorary Oen. II. B. Stodard, J. L. Fountain, W. E. Saunders. J. A. My era, W. C. Lawson, W. A. Withers, J. W. Doremus, J. T Maloney, Judge W. Q. TallaferroW. W. Harris. Dr. It P. Marstella, D. Youngblood, Dr. 0. M. Ball. Dr. P. M. Raysor. Dr. W. P Dlixell, MaJ. W. R. Cavltt and Prof. O. F. Chastaln, and A. J. Buchanan, (Br associated rims.) Washington, Feb. 1G. The propos ed increase In postage rates on news- paiers and magazines and the pro vision for one cent postage on drop letters were eliminated from the post office appropriation bill today. (By Associated Press) Austin, Feb. 16. Preliminary fig ures compiled by the state finance committee show It will cost approxi mately 20 million dollars to operate the state government for the next two fiscal years. - This Is 4 million dollars more than the amount appropriated by the last legislature for the past two fiscal years. The Increase, it is said, includes a number of recommendations tor In creased salaries. Material reductions will have to be made If the appropriation is kept be low the preliminary estimate of the finance committee, It is stated. E MR LI TEMD1S FOUUITIIS Number Wat More Than Twenty Thousand Insurance to Amount . of S375.746 Was Paid. (By Associated Press. Austin, Texas, Feb. R-T-During the first five months of the present fiscal year Including September, October, November, December and January 20,107 accidents were reported to the Industrial accident board. Of these, 47 were fatal. ... During this same period 3,005 clalmr were filed with the board and a total or $375,746 was paid out as compensation by Insurance companies writing this class of insurance. This sum does not include $54,122 paid out by the companies as medical expendi tures, doctor bills, medicines and hos pital fees, which would bring the total up to $230868, according to figures given out by the state board. Care still GEfi:::v A Second Train Load of Americans Including Eighty-Sir-Former Consuls and Families, Other Officials and American Citizens Should Have Left Munich Early This Week Re ported Negotiations Between Ambassador Penfield and Austria Broken. BEING in Bill by Dean to Place Them Under the Railroad Commission Utilities Bill Is Killed. (Br Asaoctated Frees.) Austin, Texas, Feb. 16. Although the Lattlmore bill providing for the creation of a public utilities commis sion was killed in committee, several leaders have expressed belief that the NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC All union barber shops In Bryan will be closed tomorrow, Saturday, February 17th, from 9 to 13. on ac count of the funeral of our brother workman, James V. Chemelsky. WOULD TEXAS TELEPHOI.ES Principals In the Great Struggle Need Stupendous Sum for the "Pro- " longing the War. (By Associated Press.1 Paris, Feb. 16. Minister of Finance Rlbot has asked the French chamber of deputies to appropriate 9,704.000, 000 francs to cover the government's expenditures for the second quarter of the present year. This is an in crease of 900 million francs over the first quarter's appropriation. German Loan to Turkey. London, Feb. 16. Germany has made a new loan to Turkey of 42.500, 000 Turkish, pounds, according to an Amsterdam dispatch.' Minister of Fi nance Bey la quoted as saying that alnce the outbreak of the war Ger- blll by Senator Dean, which places: many and AustrKHIungary have ad Jurisdiction of telephone companies. vanced to Turkey 79 million "pounds. under the railroad commission, will be 'payable 11 years after peace Is de pressed. The bill already has receiv ed a favorable committee report In the aenate. The telephone companies are opposing this measure. dared. SAB HARBOR 0 If ED (By Associated FrMa.1 Washington, Feb. Ifi. An Ameri can gunboat, name withheld, has ar rived at Santiago de Cuba, explored the harbor and found it free from mines. A recent dispatch ssid the harbor had been mined. New German War Credit Amsterdam. Feb. 16. Berlin news papers ssy that the new German war credit bill to be Introduced at the coming session of the Reichstag prob ably call for more than the 12 million marks raised by the last levy. BOUGHT FAT CATTLE. W. E. Cloud returned from Fort Worth last night, where he purchas ed, a car load of Rod Polled cattle for butcher purposes to supply his mar ket trade. The cattle will arrive to day, and are the very best that could be bought on the Fort Worth market. He was accompanied by Joe llunnl- cut who disposed of a car load of hogs while In that city. Germans Take Prisoners. Porlln, Feb. 16. Beginning an at tack on the Champagne front yester day the Gennana captured ground half a mile deep over a mile and a halt front taking 858 prisoners. V IGORDU S DEMA1 BORDER PATROL TO BERE- FIFORCED 1 As a Result of Recent Raids, General Funston Deems Additional Protection Necessary. (By Associated Press) San Antonio, Texas. Feb. 16. The American patrols on the border west of Columbus, N. .M will be strength- United .States Will Pointedly Insist ened as a result of the recent raids. Upon the Release of Amerlcane Being Held by Germany. (By Associated iTeai.) Washington, Feb. 16. A new and vigorous demand for the release of the Americans from the prlte ship Yprrowdalo, held prisoners in Ger many, will be sent lorwsra in me very nesr future, it was slated defi nitely Tbursdsy. The demand will be accompanied by a full statement of treatment ac corded Germans and German ships in the United States. STATE KEIflG DF I M. C. A. OPEL'ED General Funston announces. TO REDUCE PRICE DFKPRIIIT Print Paper Manufacturers Sumbit Ststement to the Federal Trade Commission at Washington. IfK AaanctatM Ptns ) Washington. Feb. 16. Print paper manufacturers today submitted a signed statement to the federal trade commission proposing .action which will relieve the present prohibitive prices. The details of the plsn have not been announced. The commis sion's report Is understood to show no shortage of news print BREAK WITH AUSTRIA. , London, Feb. 16. Negotia tions between Ambassador Pen field at Vienna and the Aus4 troHungarian government are reported broken off. ' Washington, Feb. 16. Inquiry hss been sent to Germany through the Spanish embassy at Berlin regarding the delay of the departure of the sec ond train lead of former Ameiscan officials from Germany' for 8witzer land. The train should have left Munich eariy this week, carrying M former Amefican consuls and their families and an unknown number of ether Americans. No Warning Yet Bent Washington, Feb. 16. 8tate de partment officials said today that no Instructions had been sent warning; Americans to leave Austria, but that It Is probable Ambasador Penfield jmay bs? taken such action on his own1nlllaMve. Thirty-Sseond Annual Session, With) Many Delegates Present Opened at Msriln Todsy. FREE BAPTIST CHURCH. The services last night were well attended by an appreciative and at tentive audience. The subject "De- coltfulness ot Sin," was fully discuss ed by the pastor. Sin In all Its phases waa shown In Its true colore. Tonight the Braxos county quarter (By Associated Press) Marlln, Texas, Feb. 16. The thirty second state convention of the Young Men's Christian Association opened here today. A program alao has been arranged for tomorrow and Sunday. The principal speaker at the conven tion will be F. A. Wilson-Iwrenson. secretary of the International commit tee, of New York, regarded, as a speaker of note and an extensive traveler. Texas rural life problems will be discussed during the convention by Clarence Ousley ot College Station and Judge 8. A. Lindsay of Tyler. The rural problem also will CIVIL WAR RAGES ADYSSIIilA (By Associated Prsa) London. Feb. 16. Abyssinia Is hsv Ing a stormy time since the death ot Emperor Mcncllk. Civil war haa broken out and In one battle nearly iS.OOO were killed. The new ruler Is Empress Zaudllu. daughtnr ot Mene-j Philadelphia on Way Home. Liverpool. Feb. 16. The Philadel phia, the first .American liner to leave Europe since Germany's decla- ' ration of submarine warfare, sailed from here Wednesday afternoon, car rying 95 passengers, 38 being Ameri cans. In the absence of Infonnatloa, marine officials believe she passed safely through the tone. Sailed for Glasgow. New York, Feb. 1. The Anchor line steamer Tuacanla, carrying 14 cabin passengers. Including four Americans, sailed for Glasgow today. Ilk. by T; D. Lanham of Columbus. Ohio. Other speakers on the pre its m In cludo Dr. C. II. Williamson ot Mem phis, Tenn.; II. II.. Simmons, atate chairman; Tom A. Connelly of Mar lln; C. A. Panford of 8herman. and 0. At the Dixie Tonight The cruel and merciless methods ot the "third degree" ere relontlessly ex nosed In "The Yellow Pawn ." at the be discussed Plll6 (onghL hkh the cksver and Five Ships Went Under. London. Feb. 16. IJoyd's an nounces the submarining of the Brit ish steamers Creenlsnd, tanscar and Kyunstt the sailing and a trawler. ship Percy Roy CHURCH-PETTY, Traveling Salesman and Houston Young Lady Wedded Here. , Mr. Iwls II. Church, a traveling sale man, wboee home Is In 'Brook- popular co-stars, Cleo Rldgley and Wallace Reld, appear. The picture has to do with the Intrigues ot a dis trict attorney, joatous of his wife's lyn, N. Y, and Miss Era E. Petty, a Infatuation for a young artist and ly meeting will have charge of thel8. Bllhclraer of Denver, secretsry at the methods he employee In vain en- doavor to send an Innocent man to the gallows. ARRESTED FOR THEFT. Waller Rare, a well known negro character about the rlty, was arrest d last night and lodged In Jail on charge of stealing a lot of brass from the rear of the New York restaurant The of fleers . state that Rafe had shipped some of the stolen brass and that some of It waa recovered from a local Junk yard where It had. 'been eotd. MEASLES IN PORTO RICO. San Juan, Torto Hlco, Feb. 16. A severe epidemic of measles hss brok en out In 8an Juan, 1.700 cases being reported. WOMEN ARRESTED FOR SMUG , QLINQ AMMUNITION. Brownsville, Texaa, .fnb. 16. Sev eral Mexican women have been ar reeled for alleged smuggling of am munition Into Mexico. services and It will be under the con trot ot the ssme up to and Including Sundsy night The business session will commence at o'clock Saturday morning and continue all day. There will be preaching Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, and alao at 7:30 p. m. The public Is Invited to all the business sessions as well as the preaching services. We are expect ing a number of visiting ministers to the International committee. . THE COLLEGE ROAD, The Eagle received a telephone message this morning from Prof. Mor rison of A. and M. College, consulting engineer in the county good roads work, relative to the work on the' College road. Mr. Morrison says IEAVY FIGIIIIuS 111 1 C be present Come and spend the time ithere U 00 "'PI"' ""' ! with us. We want to do our best tol,""gi mT i help you. FRED COMBER, "esJJBiBaWaBaaa- Miss Grace Bowmajrhss returned from New York, where she purchas ed an elegant stork of spring and summer goods, the very latest In la dles' wearables. fftv Asanrlaiel Havana, Feb. 14. There waa heavy Is-tecsuse of the rain rendering the fighting last night between rebels and ground too soft for permanent road government troops near here. 8ev- work. Prof. Morrison will have a eral rebels are reported killed. card in tomorrow'e Eagle relative to this work. young lady from Houston, were mar tied In this city late yesterday after noon. Dr. M. El Weaver officiating. The young couple arrived In this city during the afternoon from Houston by auto and were on their way to Dal las to have the ceremony performed, but on account ot the roads being la such bad condition along the route, decided thst Bryan was as good place as llis in which to pugni ueir vows before the altar of matrimony. They resumed their Journey north by train last eight W. J. Lawless ot Kurten was In the city today. ' Mr. and Mrs. J. 8. Adair returned yesterday tothelr hnmaw after a plessaaftTiUt to Ooetcher. NO SERVICES TOMORROW. There will be no service at the Methodist church tomorrow morning Rsvasota or Bight. Wo are Baking prepare Mrs, T. Options for a great day Sunday. I t W. SOLOMON, Pastor.