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Supreme Court Holds Against Gov. Colquitt's Position in Suit for Mandamus
V That fit your
eyes are
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they coat.
■Mara 343 W. Oeaugerve it
Under Hard Conditions First
Brigade Begins Its Hike to
Leon Springs Today,
Two Regiments Recently Vac
cinated Feel Effects of Hard
Struggle Early In the Day.
Floundering. slipping and did-
Ing through the heavy adobe
mud, the first brigade of General
Carter’s division at 8 o’clock this
morning Iwan its inarch to Leon
Springs reservation. Heavy army
wagons loaded to the rails with
su ppi i<is and equipment and
hauled by four mules each,
ploughed their way through the
gummy mass, bogged, and with
mules straining every fibre,
pulled out again and fell in line.
A more inauspicious day could not
have been chosen to put two thousand
soldiers and their accompanying train
of sixty wagons on the road for a
twenty-five mile march.
Two miles out men began to falter
and drop from the ranks to rest upon
the sodden turf by the wayside and the
more exhausted were put in the hos
pital Corps wagons that brought up
the rear of the t /o mile long line and
were carried on to the first camping
As the long line of the brigade
tramped cut of the post It was evident
that the men were not physically fit
for the grueling march. It was but
yesterday that all the officers and men
of the Flrteenth Infantry were vaccin
ated with anti-typhoid serum, and the
Eighteenth a day before.
This Inoculation causes fever fol
lowed by a reaction lasting about for
ty-eight hours. It was evident as the
soldiers toiled wekrily along, their
clothing saturated with perspiration
that many of them should be in bed
Instead of plowing through mud in
the hot sun. loaded with sixty pounds
of field equipment. Some dropped by
the roadside, others marched on sus
tained only by sheer will power, faces
white and tense. By noon about fifty,
unable to stand the strain had drop
ped from the ranks, some being picked
up by the ambulances, others left tc
continue on the way as best they could
after a rest. Sixteen stagglers followed
on foot in the rear of the wagon train.
Officers as well as men suffered,
for —ny of the former were also on
foot. The effects of vaccination com
bined with poor conditions under foot
and the softness cf the men. made the
test a severe one and it is regarded as
remarkable that more were not over
come. Tomorrow they will be in bet
ter trim.
Out With Flying Colors.
Led by Brig. Gen. Frederick A.
Smith, and with colors Oylng In a
lively breeze, the brigade assembled
early, and fairly wallowed out of Fort
Sam Houston. The black gumbo of
the drill ground hung with exasperat
ing tenacity to everything with which
It came in contact. Progress was
slow'. The men. however, took the ex
perience good-naturedly, and though
many a joke was cracked at their ex
pense by those remaining in camp the
sharpest answer was, “Wait; you'll get
vours." .
Three Regiments.
The brigade, composed of the Fif
teenth. Seventeenth and Eighteenth
Infantry regiments, left camp about 8
o'clock this morning. The Eighteenth
led, while the Fifteenth brought up
In the rear. About sixty wagons car
ried the brigade's Impedimenta, eon
(Continued on Page 10 —3d Column)
Because of a trivial dispute. James
A. King, corporal In company F,
Twenty-second infantry, shot and se
riously wounded Lorene Wesgate
about 8:20 o'clock last night at 234
South Concho street. The woman Is
In the City hospital suffering from a
wound in her right breast and anoth
er in the left forearm. King Is In
jail charged witfl assault to murder.
The Wesgate woman will recover.
King and the woman are said to
have recently become acquainted and
during a dispute last night. It Is said,
the soldier pulled a revolver and fired.
The first bullet took effect in the
right breast, a few Inches below the
collarbone, and is believed to have
pierced the top of the lung. The
wound in the left forearm Is but a
flesh wound. ' , _ _
Three shots were flred. Corporal
King is said to have at first attempted
to resist arrest and snapped the gun
several times, but the cartridges hav
ing already been exploded no one was
Injured. Detectives Cook, Caruthers
and Mounted Officer Quintana re
sponded to the call. The police are
holding a 38-callber revolver, said to
have been used by the soldier.
VOLUME 32.N0. 60
Officers of Texas
Cattlemen's Association
Second Vice President, Alpine, Tex.
Alpine, Tex., March 22.—A tele
phone message this afternoon from
Chlsos mines. on the Mexican border,
where it was reported yesterday that
Mexican raiders crossed into Texas
territory, says that the situation is
quiet but that further attacks are
The telephone message came from
Deputy Sheriff Larelle of Brewster
county. According to today's report
a band of armed Mexicans flred into
a sheep camp, killing one man. They
are said to have stolen stock and so
terrdrlzed the ranchmen that numer
ous residents of the border section
have left for the northern portion of
the county, where towns are more nu
merous and where they will have pro
Troops are en route to Chlsos mines
and a telegram today announces thta
soldiers also will be sent here.
Apparently part of the danger at
Chlsos mines is that lawless persons
may raid the company's property for
food. The oamp is far from the rail
road, making it difficult to feed the
population, which has been augment
ed by the border difficulties. Normal
ly the camp has about 800 residents.
The mines are 60 miles south of here.
Associated Press.
El Past, Tex., March 23.—A special
train today took a troop of cavalry
from El Paso to Marathon whence it
will be sent to the Chisos quick silver
mines where raiders from Mexico are
reported to be pillaging.
A company of infantry also ha
First Vice President, Fort Worth. Tex.
Trea-surcr. Fort Worth, Tex.
Assistant Secretary.
J. G. Juvenal Saw Beginning of
the Trouble Between Be
thea and Head,
The Jury.
T. W. Wassenberg, Edgar Mur
ry, J. F. Phillips. W. A. Wood
ward. J. H. Caperton, W. H. Nuck
ols, H. A. Thornton. A. Scrivener,
Joe Dean, A. Gonzales, B. Boezln
ger and V. <;ras-».
The actual trial of C. C. Bethea,
charged by indictment with *he killing
of J. H. Head at Rockdale on January
6. this year, was begun this morning
In the criminal court.
The trial will consume all the week
and may go over into next. More than
50 witnesses are on hand, practically
all from Rockdale, the town In which
the shooting occurred. A score of
women witneses crowd the sherlfTs
office and the oorrldors protesting they
“don’t know a thing about It." Two
score of men—some of them admitted
ly character witnesses —arel n the cor
ridors. Discussion between them Is
J. G. Juvenal, who was telegraph
been sent from here to Langtry, not
far from Marathon and Alpine to do
border duty on the report that the
Pecos “high bridge ; on the Southern
Pacific was to be blown up.
Mall advices from Parral state that
twenty rebels held up and robbed the
station at Ojlto. on tho Parral railroad
and took Marcus Rames, the station
agent a prisoner declaring they would
kill him because hep reviously had
given Information as to their where
Tule and Satevo near Parral have
called on the Jeffe of Parral for troops
declaring that rebels are surrounding
ithe town.
Washington, March 22.— ♦
President Taft and his cabinet ❖
met here today for the first ♦
time in more than two weeks. +
The Mexican situation was +
discussed briefly. The presl- *
dent and his cabinet are very ♦
well satisfied with the situa- <•
tlon so far as this government ♦
is concerned. ♦
■ reciprocity pm
Association Today Advocates Many
Measures Affecting Big Industry.
Would Repeal Oleo Tax.

Convention called to order at 9:30 by President Callan.
Address. "Songs of the Cow Puncher.” by Prof. John A. Lomax.
Address, “Laws and Legislation Affecting the Livestock Industry.’
by Sam H. Cowan.
Reports of committees.
Discussion of resolutions.
Election of officers.
Appointment of executive committee.
Selection of next place of meeting.
Thursday afternoon, review of troops at 4 p. m. at Fort Sam Hous
Will Prepare a Statement In
Which the Baron Will Join
to End War Talk.
AMonated PreM.
Washington. March 22. —President
Taft today invited Baron Uchida, the
Japanese ambassador, to a conference
at the white house this afternoon. The
president's object in doing this is to
set at rest various irresponsible stories
that have been published that the
army maneuvers in Texas and Califor
nia were in a vague way directed to
ward Japan. ,
President Taft has been greatly an
noyed by the persistent reports that
Japan had negotiated a secret agree
ment with Mexico for a coaling station
on the Pacific coast and that the
United States was menacing Mexico as
a protest.
While confident that the Japanese
ambassador needed no assurances
either private or official, aseto the
purpose of this government. President
Taft today conceived the idea of In
viting Baron Uchida to the white
house for a conference so as to give
the greatest publicity possible to a
denial which the president hopes will
carry conviction to the American peo
1' When Baron Uchida called at the
White House this afternoons Mr.
Taft told him there was absolutely
no warrant or excuse for the stories
that the United States is sending its
troops to the Mexican border in ex
pectation of a treacherous move by
Japan. The president said the re
ports were scarcely worth denying,
but he desired to set them at rest for
all time. The president asked Baron
Uchida to communicate these views
directly to the emperor of Japan.
operator and cashier at the station of
'Rockdale on January «. was the first
'witness introduced by the state. He
is accounted one of the state s bast
witnesses, although the Kt ,ation
Ils said to be the star. The station
agent testified at the habeas “H’"’
hearing but Juvenal did not.
is at present located at Islington.
Texas, as station agent.
Witness testified that he was in the
office when Bethea walked In and left
the door open. Head, he said, re
marked: "That wind may feel all right.
to you, partner, but not to me. w >t
ness testified that Bethea made some
remark that if "you don't like that.
I'll give you something else." Inere
upon, witenss said, he glaced at the
two and saw that Bethea hid his pistol
pointing toward Head and within is.
Inches of Head's head.
"What did you do next? witness
was asked. . i
“Me? I hunted a way out. In tact.
I left at a pretty fast gait."
Witness testified that as he
ed for the door a shot was flred. He
turned and looked at the two men and
Head was then falling to the floor.
Witness ran out the back way ana
when he got about 30 feet from the
door he turned and looked over ms
shoulder and Bethea was emerging
trom the same door, walking briskly.
This, witness said, caused him to speed
ud a bit.
* Resolutions adopted by the
Cattle Raisers' association of
Texas, in convention this morn
ing, condemn reciprocity between
Canada and the United States
under the treaty recently nego
tiated and condemn the placing
of hides on the free list under
the Payne-Aldrich bill; call for
the enactment of laws which will
enable a valuation of railroads to
be made and for laws compell
ing railroads to perform their
proper duties as common car
riers; ask the repeal of a prohi
bitory tax on oleomargarine;
commend the work of tlte de
partment of agriculture and Sec
retary Wilson; urge congress to
enact laws providing for the
classification and leasing of pub
lic lands suitable for grazing pur
poses; pledge support to the
maintenance of the quarantine
line; ask the government to de
termine by experiment the food
value of the mesquite bean and
cactus: endorse the work of the
I National Live Stock association,
and extend thanks to citizens of
San Antonio for tho entertain
ment provided for the cattlemen.
There was practically no discussion
of the resolutions when they were pre
sented to the convention by a sub
committee of the executive commit
tee. Some opposition developed to the
resolution condemning reciprocity
with Canada under the McCall meas
ure. but it was threshed out in com
mittee and the resolution was adopt
ed unanimously. Indeed, there was
little opportunity for opposition to
develop In the convention for the
resolutions were put through In rec
ord-breaking time under the skillful
direction of President James Callan,
backed by a majority of members
who approved of the resolutions as
written and didn't propose wasting
any time in long-winded arguments
over them.
Resolutions ITesented.
The convention was opened at 10:30
this morning by President Callan and
the executive committee’s report was
adopted as soon as read. The resolu
tions were then presented and read
I by Secretary E. ,B. Spiller and L. W.
Tomlinson, secretary of the American
National Live Stock association. The
resolution condemning Canadian
reciprocity under the treaty recently
negotiated and condemning the plac
ing of hides on the free list by the
Payne-Aldrich bill, was the first pre
sented and as the secretary finished
reading it. President Callan was on
his feet with “the remark:
“It Is moved by Mr. Smith that the
resolution be adopted. Those in favor
will say aye."
Rapid Work.
The ayes had it without the nec
essity of a standing vote and adop
tion of the other resolutions followed
In rapid order.
I While condemning Canadian recl
j proclty under the recently completed
;treaty, the association declares itself
In favor of the princluJ,’ of reciprocity.
It objects to the Canadian reciprocity
agreement because, as proposed, it
: would place cattle and farm products
on the free list, while protecting man
ufactured articles. Copies of the reso
lution will be sent to President Taft
and members of congress.
Thirteen Resolutions.
The resolutions Me thirteen in num
ber, but the cattlemen evidently saw
no hoodoo in that number. In addi
tion to asking for laws providing for
the railroads and th, amount invested
on which the railroads are entitled to
a fair and just return, the association
asks the enactment of laws which will
compel railroads to provide cars upon
reasonable notice, promptly transport]
shipments, exchange ears and that a
minimum limit of time be established
for the transportation of live stock
Repeal or amendment of the Grout
bill is asked so that the prohibitory
(Continued on page 2, first column)
Louis Casaway, Negro, White Wife
and Their Three Children Victims
. of Fiend With an Ax.
Mother. With Babe In Arms, Found
In One Bed With Heads Beat
en to Pulp.
ALFRED LOUIS CASAWAY, negro, 52 years, portion of badi
and top of head crushed and brain exposed.
MRS. ELIZABETH CASAWAY, white, aged 37 years, entire
top of head and upper portion of face crushed and torn away. Brains
knocked out and spattered over pillow.
JOSIE CASAWAY, aged 6 years, head crushed in and brains
LOUISE CASAWAY, aged 3 years, hack portion of head
crushed, the skull being fractured, but scalp not torn.
ALFRED CARLYLE CASAWAY, aged 5 months, left lower
portion of skull torn away and brains knocked out.
Chief Justice Gives Opinion
Against All His Contentions
In Special Fund Matter.
Mandamus Forcing the State
Treasurer to Pay Money as
Lightfoot Directed Granted,
Associated Press.
Austin, Tex., March 22.—Up
holding every contention made by
Attorney General J. P. Lightfoot
in his controversy with Governor
Colquitt the supreme court of
Texas this morning awarded a
mandamus to Special Assistant
Attorneys General Terrell and
Mead against Treasurer Sam
Sparks, to force the latter to pay
warrants drawn against the gen
eral fund. While neither the
attorney general or the governor
Ls mentioned in the petition for
mandamus, the contest was In ef
fect between them and the de
cision of the supreme court is a
hard blow to Colquitt.
In the opinion written by Chief Jus
tice T. J. Brown all of the governor's
contentions In regard to the "special
fund" are knocked out. It is held
that this fund is perfectly legal and
expenditures from It proposed by At
torney General Llghtfot are regular.
Perhaps the hardest blow to the
governor is the ruling handed down
that his approval upon warrants
drawn on this fund Is not necessary.
The opinion is very long and con
cludes with holding that the warrants
drawn by Comptroller Lane, who de
fied Governor Colquitt In drawing
them are legal and directs State Treas
urer Sparks to pay them. The war
rants amount to about MOO.
This decision closes the long con
troversy* between Colquitt and Light
foot with a decisive victory for the
latter, from which there is no appeal.
The petition for mandamus grew out
of a letter to ■Comptroller Lane In
which Governor Colquitt instructed
him not to draw warrants for Messrs.
Mead and Terrell. Mr. Lane asked
the attorney general for an opinion
and upon receipt or advice that the
warrants' could legally be drawn he
defied the governor and drew them.
Thereupon Mr. Sparks, who tock the
governor's side refused to pay the
warrants, having been advised to do
so by Mr. Colquitt.
The governor had nothing to say
In regard to the opinion this morning
There Is. In fact very little he could
say. Mr. Lightfoot has also made no
statement, but Is plainly highly satis
fied with the result.
Do Ml w u well M they should
Others see well bat have headache
canoed by eye strain. We have the
skill sad experience to fit uy eye that
glasses will help.
3 Relatives Discover Crime.
A telephone message by Principal
Tarver of the Grant school this morn
ing was responsible for the discovery
of the awful crime. Mr. Tarver tele
phoned to the home of R. A. Camp-
I bell, a negro attorney, who resides
at the corner of East Crockett and
1 North Olive streets, asking what de
| talned Casaway. saying that he had
. not yet reached the Grant school,
1 where, as janitor, he was always
I prompt in arriving every morning. A
few moments later the killing ot
Louis Casaway and his family was
Mrs. Campbell is a sister of Louis
| Casaway and her home adjoins that
occupied by Casaway. Mrs. B. M.
Drake, a roomer at the Campbell
I home, had answered the telephone
message and went to the rear of tho
| house and called to Caraway. No an
| swer came. Mrs. Campbell shortly
I afterwards went to the Casaway homo
1 and started to enter. The door was
locked and she knocked, yet no re
sponse came from within. Fearing
something wrong. Mrs. Campbell re
turned to her home and informed hes
Campbell then went to the house,
iHe stopped at the window on the
south of the house and called. Re
-1 calving no reply he forced the wln
-1 dow screen up. A pillow fen to the
floor within, having rested against
the screen. As ft fell. Lawyer Camp
bell looked upon the body of Louis
Caraway. The head was covered.
Louise, the 3-year-old child, lay
alongside of him and blood ww on
the bed. Horrified. Campbell ran
back to his own home and gave tho
alarm. Police headquarters was noti
When the message that a crime of
such magnitude reached the station,
officers and detectives were hurried
to the place, Detectives Caruthers.
Stowe. Green and Rublola responding
from headquarters. Mounted Officer
Collins was sent from the substation
in the neighborhood and Sheriff To
bin. Deputy Sheriff Stevens. Con
stable Trainer and Coroner Fisk left
the courthouse for the scene.
Sight Appalls Officers.
When the officers entered tha
house the sight before them caused
every one to hesitate as they stepped
into the front room. With his head
crushed in Casaway and his llttla
daughter Louise lay upon the bed.
Life had been extinct several hours.
In the toom adjoining lay the wife
and mother, her five-months-old babo
and the other child. Josie, each with
their head battered In.
Mrs. Casaway and the two children
slept in the room on the north side
of the house. She was lying on her
back near the edge ot the bead. Lying
to her right and near the breast was
the infant. Its tiny little head fearful
ly crushed. The body of Josie was
! found at the foot of tha bed. resting
on her mother's feet. Tne top of tha
head was crushed.
Mra Casaway was the most dlsfig
। ured of the family and had unques
। tionably been struck more than ona
| blow with the blunt end of the axe.
I The entire top of tho head and upper
portion of the face extending to the
eyes, had been beaten Into an unrec
ognizable mass. The husband, who
occupied the south room with the
3-year-old daughter, was found lying
face downward. The body of Louise
was found lying alongside the father
with her head pointing toward th
foot of the bed
The wall near the head of Mra
Casaway was bespattered with bloo I
where it had splashed when ihe axe
was doubtlei* repeatedly brought
down upon the head of the woman.
On the wall at the head of the owl
occupied by Louis Casaway was also
blood spots, but not in such quantity
as that found near the head of hie
Back Door Unlocked.
When the officers first reached the
house the back door was found un
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