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WAXAHACHIE DAILY LIGHT
^HE WAXAHACHIE. TEXAS. Till R8DAV. SEPTEMBER 7, 1»16. NO. 1-1.1.
®BESS IBS CLOSE
HWI RECORDS SMASHED
pproprimions passed during THE SESSION
\<)W DRAWING TO A CLOSE TOTAL NEARLY
TWO BILLION DOLLARS — OTHER RECORDS
broken.
If BILLSir IMPDRTflHCE
f Die More Important Measures Passed During the
(losing Days of the Session Was the Eight-Hour
Law Which Averted a Nation-Wide Railroad Strike
-Bill for the Farmers Passed.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 7.-Inheriting its most pressing problem■
Ihe European war ami Mexican bandits, and having bad placed l>c
it one of the most elaborate legislative programs ever known, tin
fourth congress, now In its last hours, probably will go down ii
,mt. „f the nation's most eventful sessions,
filled on twice to back the president in steps which it thought
grit a quit war with Germany, and actually appropriating millions foi
^ Mexican punitive ex|K-dltion. it nevertheless round time for ball n
prt domestic measures ot major int|K>rtance—and to approve the ae.iv
si appropriations in American history.
Congress ei|>ects to quit work this evening or tomorrow after a nine
paths' session whieb in many ways broke all legislative record-.
The greatest record smashing was in appropriations.
Congress authorized approximately *l,7il,.1M.0H2.(W in appropri
^ for next fiscal year, uml #220,875..400 in contracts.
Cihler the latter head were appropriations of #51X1,000 In furthet
|M( deficiency act. #85,<XM> in legislative, executive ami judiciary bill
DW7.9.V) for rivers and harbors.
The civil sundry art carried #5,107.1X10 ami the naval act carried
NMW.410.
The total in appropriations anil contracts authorized according to
giMtes brings thr grand total up to #1,047,250.04.
Be final legislative measures put
w»gli were the eight-hour bill to
iwt a nation-wide railroad strike
d Ihe revenue law under which the
amnient is to raise fWJOo,000,000
■j which provides for a tariff cum
Moo. This revenue bill also con
iiz«* provision by whieh the presi
mt is given power to retaliate
pilot the British black list and
nil seizures. If, in the opinion of
it president, a foreign government
Hand in a war in which the I'ni
td States is not iwrticipating is
Mi to be discriminating against
■ertean shippers the ships of the
Mi involved can lie seized and
* ship's captain imprisoned.
Br use of the mails, interstate
ip«*s companies, and cable, tele
tow and telegraph lines can lie re
tort to citizens of governments
ferh discriminate against Anieri
u io conunercial matters.
“Preparedness" led in attention
f0**hnut. Tlie largest naval ap
tipriatiori the world has ever known
ipwee time, and the liext-liiit-one
army budget, were approved,
•d of every economic measure—
W labor, rural credits, r. H. nier
Mt marine, workmen’s roni|ieusu
•** the cry of “industiiid pre
[ * /
^'oigh the democratic party nev
’toit its hold on legislation, ami
««*b President Wilson at all
** *** H*e ailmitted pilot, not a
single measure passed both houses
| on strictly paily lines.
The most sensational episode of
| the session was the fight over the
i Gore and McLemore resolutions,
| warning Americans off a rims 1 mer
i chant ships after Germany had given
i notice it intended toijiedoing them.
' Avowedly slaps at the president’s
foreign |s>licy, they brought the chief
executive and congress into sharp
conflict.
■.leaders of congress called on the
president and warned him if the res
olutions came to a vote, they would
lie appmved, two to one. The pres
ident’s answer was a summary de
mand that they lie tabled. Three or
four days passed while the fight waSj
organized from the White House.
Then his congressional lieutenants
struck, and the resolutions were ov
erwhelmed.. After that, congress—
except for one halting exception—
accepted the president's leadership
in foreign affairs without question.
The session began with ITesident
Wilson’s message urging a greater
army and navy. Fear of foreign com
plications and nn apparent public
1 sentiment gave "prejiarednesN"
measures strong hacking. Hut many
democrats and middle weNt republi
cans, attacking the sentiment as
“hysteria,” continued the consistent
foes of the president’s program.
I Finally a "swing aiouiul the circle"
j in the middle west by the president
lira n our
OF TEDERH. SERVICE
flFTEEN THOUSAND NATIONAL GUARDSMEN
I ARE SOON TO RE SENT BACK TO THEIR
§ HOMES—ORDER ISSUED BY SECRETARY OF
I WAR.
“•UXGTOX, Sept. 7.—The \a-!
. (‘U*r'1 "1Caaiw.tu.iis recently j
1 from the bonier to their re- |
f ^*te ntubili/ation camps are
^ "ul »f tlie federal |
, Sf>°* “o Pmtirai aiul re- i
? —- status of Na
ii R,k“ U,m|*’ 8«'i*tarj of
hit)| *he regiments
k ^ ^ m«sfwe.1 out under
I *0d ^nty-Hrst Xewj
iork; First Mini Fi’tNew Jersey,
Foui-li Maryland; Fu-» ... , <>nd
Mlittols; First and Third Miss >urt;
Fifth ( alifoiuia; Third Oregon; ee
<>ii I Washington and First loulsia i.
\ll tlnse are infantry regiment'.
The order involves practically fif
teen lliousainl men.
After they are n istered out they
will go to their lie ies immediately
unless the governot of the states
under whose command they will
then lie desires to keep them mobil
ized for any reason
•eemcd l» giro (hr hills mrrw helm
ing sii|i|Mirf.
Hie ll#v-i ImmU-ihiin amp act.
reorgaiii/ing ami enlarging lush
stall- ami national html tones, was
| signed hi I’resiitent Wilson, .lime .1.
Tin* Inin- strength of I lie regtilat*
was si at |?r»,'MMt enlisted men and
II.ihhi officers; war strength. 'Jh:,
•hh». Stales wete authorized to raise
l‘.£VOOit giiardsnien. a large |mrt of
the e\|a-iis< s of which the fi ileral
government promlsi-d to liear.
'I(»N lilt H oil COMPANY
KNTKIIS KANSAS KU-.'LII
WICHITA. Kan., Sept. 7. Tlie
Monarch OH ron-pnny of Pennsyl
vania l-as entered the Duller oil field
in the purchase of one million dol
lars worth of leases. The lenses rot
ei three tracts of eighty acres each.
BRITISH STIC AM KK SINK
PART OF CKFW SAYFl>.
LONDON. Sept. 7.—The British
steamer Torrldge of j.f.oti ton* lias
1 ceti sunk Nineteen of the crev.
were saved.
iCOTFON BREAKS NINETEEN
POINTS IN NEW TOOK

NK\V YORK, Sept. 7.—*Cotton
I broke nineteen |w>int» on the Iim-mI
[exchange today, December veiling at
i 15.45.. This figure represents a loss
! of about five dollars a hale from the
; recent high mark.
FRENCH MIKE
CHEAT CIS
jc.YPTI’RK F1BTKKX HINDRKD
YARDS FIRST FINK TRKNFH
FS FROM tiFRMANS.
STRIKE Id blow
l.ast Night's Counter Attack lly the
French Most Successful Since
tiennan Drive tin Verdun
Began—Artillery Active.
PARIS, Sept. 7.—In one of the
most successful counter attacks since
tie German drive on Verdun began
the French last night captured the
entire 1500 yards of German first
line trenches extending from Vnux
Chapitre to the Chenois woods,
northeast of Verdun.
Combles and Chaulnes, two of the
main supports of the present German
line on the Somme, are being bom
barded and threatened with capture
by the steadily advancing ullies.
The thrust that carried the French
line into the outskirts of Chaulnes
yesterday afternoon was mado in the
face of the most desperate German
resistance. The French advance
brought General Foch's line still
c loser to the Chaulnes-Peronne
railway.
The British push that resulted in
the capture of Leuze woods, one
mile from Combles, was a surprise
attack made when the Germans were
engaged with the French li\ the out
skirts of Combles.
sahmtTtest
THE EIGHHOUR LAW
OFFICIAL* ISSt'E STATEMENT
DECLARING WILL NOT OBEY
PROVISIONS OF BILL.
I'ndersUxid that Either the Great
Northern or Santa Ke Wa*. to Hr
Selected for This Purpose.
Will Force Action.
ST. PAl’L, Minn , Sept. 7.—The
announcement was made today that
the Great Northern railway will obey
the provisions of the Adamson eight
hour law scrupulously.
Coming in the face of the state
. -it from the Santa Fe that the
! latter will obey no provision of the
bill this aunounceimrt erm sub
stantiate recent rumor- tu ra.Iroad
circles here to the efiect that th«
Great Northern or the Santa F<‘
would be chosen to violate the bill
and force the government to action
to bring a test into the courts. Be
cause of the strong legal department
of the Santa Fe it is understood it
has been chosen.
The :>al!? -ight ghea the t'»»
SLAVS URL SHELLING
TOWN Of HALITZ
|»;\i n i w « 11 \. i• ukw i o
< \I’ll II- IlKIMJ K'tMIt\KIK
i it itt ki isms.
_
The I 'll) Is llt'|Hti1til !<■ 11*' In Unities.
It’im mini' KvncUutc III*'
I lie IWn o( Tin
ink an.
PRTROORAD. Sept. 7. The Ga !
lician town of Halit*. fifty miles1
southeast of I .ember* anil the key
stone to the Austro Unman defenses
of the (Sallcfan capital from the
south, is In In* bombard*d hy Rus
sian artillery The city is in flames. I
according to a statement from the I
war office.
Rumanian troops have evacuate! {
the town of Tutrakan on the Danube. ;
thirty-three miles south of Buchn- 1
rest, under pressure from German-j
| Bulgarian superior forces, it was of
ficially admitted today.
The Rumanians withdrew to the
north bank of the Danube after beat
i in* hack a heavy Germr.n-Rulgnrian i
attack In a three days' battle. Ger- :
man artillery battered in the ud-;
vance positions of the Tutrakan
bridgehead.
-_
London dispatches to the I'nited i
Press yesterday said it was delieved
there that tlie Gerniun-Bulgarian
blow at the Tutrakaif bridgehead
marked tlie beginning of a German '■
attempt to march on Bucharest and]
seize the Rumanian capital.
WILSON KNIMmsi ll IN OHIO
DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM
COLUMBCS, ' Oiiio, Sept. 7 . !
Adoption ol a platform was I ho
principal work of the democratic;
convention which met in adjourn-'
mcnt session today. Senator Pom- ]
erene, as chairman of the ronven j
tion. predicted “victory in Ohio and
in the nation” at the November elec- j
tion and declared that “tlie people j
will not change the realities of Wll- I
son for the prophecies of Hughes." j
WILSOI MAY ROT SPEAK
fO MFRIKE1TES
WASHINGTON. Sept. 7. Presi
dent Wilson may not be able to fill
his engagement to add rent the suf
frage convention at Atlantic City to
morrow. The inability of congress
to determine upon a time for ad
journment has put the president's
plana in the air.
HEW STRIKE CULLED
DR TIE DID HIES
- I
DKSPITF. TIIK ORRKR NORMAL
SKRVICK IS RKING MAINTAIN- ]
Kl> IN NKW VORK.
Only a Few Disorders Have Occurred
and These Were not Serious.
Subway And Klevated
Trains Running.
NKW YORK, Sept. 7.—Despite
a strike order affecting 18,000 street
car men on the subway, elevated and
surface car lines and intended to tic
up traffic in New York, a normal j
service was being maintained today..
It was admitted by a strike leader]
that the motormen on the subway
and elevated lines did not respond to
the strike call. The trains on these
lines handled the bulk of the city s
passenger traffic and ears are run
ning on regular schedules. The
places of guards on the cars were
taken by strike breakers in muny
instances.
Little disorder was reported and
such as were reported to the police j
were not serious.
MAN DIE! AFTER EASTING
i MORE THAN SIXTY OATS
---
| YOrNGSTOWN. Ohio, Sept 7 - A
victim of lil own bcliel Dr H. O.
Huffman, advocate of tasting as a
nature cure, died here today in the
city hospital after going without food
sixty-nine days He In gan fastin’;
June 30 and after forty days he at
tempted to eat but his stomach re
fuged to retain nourishment. Two
years ago Huffman fasted forty
seven days and last year he fast I
thirty days.
III.IM> HUIH \ Nil t.lRl s TO
wWIM %\ BIB *1.1 Ml «*K\TI
nu.l MIII * r*. O.. Sept 7.—Bov* it
the Ohio Institution for the Blind I
are to .learn to *v Im and the girl*
rre to Inke up roller sk.tling Both
these pastimes are new addition*
t,- the variety of outdoor rport* at
tho school
An outdoor r.wlniniing |«»ol 35 hy
72 fret, ratv’lng In depth from two
red one-half to seven feet. I* being
r n*trncted A fertnngulnr roller
rink for the girls, also under con
struction. will serve two purposes.
f addition to skating far||ttl»s. It
encloses a play arenn. Sit by 100
feet, free from nil obstructions
< Yu I sei lie-ton to (h> for Junk.
POKTI.ANI*. Ote . Bept. 7 Tne
Putted Slates cruiser Boston of the
famous white squadron at the bat
tle of Manila bay la to bo taken from
Portland to the navy yard within a
week and sold to the highest t»ldd< r
(or junk.
THE GERWsTEFEIITTD
IR DESPERATE ATTACK
I
LONDON, 8«|it. 7 In »(!vor
hand to hand fighting last night
.• German force attacked Deuce
r oods, near Gornbles, under cover
of darkness, but was driven bark,
leaving prisoners In the bunds of
the llrltlsh. General Haig reported j
this afternoon.
Fighting is going on In the out
' kli ts of Qlnch>.
mum
IfINAXOlAL HKD l* I OK MEXICO
ONE OF VITAL I'KOliLFMH IlK
FOKE (XLMMIKHIONKItH.
LOIN IS SUGGESTED
When (Stable Government Is Assured
the Amertenn Government Will
Diul Moral Hu|i|Nirt in
Floating I tig Loan*.
NEW LONDON, Conn., Sept. 7 -
Extensive financial aid for Mexico j
will be one of the vital problems
coming before the Atneriean-Moxl
can coinmlssionors. Every effort
will be made fo avoid anything that
suggests of benevolence, but when as
sured that a last lug and stable gov
ernment will be constructed south of
tlie Rio Grande the American govern
ment will lend its moral support in
the floatation of a big Mexican loan
in tiiis country.
Tills was learned from a reliable
source today as the commissioners re
cessed their conference until tomor
row.
No joint session was held today.
Instead the commissioners delved In
to data on the border subject and
the American commissioners planned
an informal session on the questions
presented yesterday. The American
commissioners are optimistic over
the outcome of the conferences.
20.000 RUtHUKUN TROOPS
TRIPPED AND CAPTURED
liKItKIN, Sept. 7.—It was official
ly announced this afternoon that ISO,
non Rumanian troops were Irnpimd
and captured on the south hank of
the DuiiuIh* when the Austr«>-<Jer- !
mans took the fortifletl bridge head
at Tutrakan.
WORKMAN IS KILLED i
TWO FATALLY HURT
t AHI ALTIKM ( .U'KKl) BY KXPUI
SION IN THK PIPK I.INl; OK
. TKXAS POMPANY.
The K\plosion Is Said to Have Re
sulted From to-raping (ius.
Ruining Oil Thrown
on Workmen.
FORT WORTH. Texan. Sept 7.
One man wan killed and tw > fatal
h injured aa a result of an explo
sion on the Texan Pipe Line near Ne
wark. eighteen milea north of Imre.
laHt night after midnight. The dead
man In Dan Jacobs The injured
I are Arthur Fraxier and .lurnest Me- i
BANDIT CHIEF WITH FULLY FIFTEEN HUNDRED
WELL ARMED MEN IS LESS THAN ONE HUN
DRED MILES FROM THE AMERICAN FIELD
BASE IN MEXICO.
IS PHNGJJOLD STROKE
American Military Authorities Believe Villa Will Attempt
• to Discredit Carranza While American-Mexican Ne
gotiations Are in Progress—Pershing Hurrying
Back to Field Base.
K|1 PASO, Texas Sept. 7.—licnoral I'mblni, act Ini; nmn augge**
Kona from tienernl Punalon at Han Antonio, la reported to he hurrying
Ixirk to field head«|uartera from Odumlnia tu*rause of Irrcfntahlr infor
matlon given to the military autliorillea hete that Kranelaeo Villa, xvltli
rifteeu hand rial men fully atipplled with arma and ammtinttlon, la lean
limn one hundred in ilea from tlie American out taut a.
The fear ia o|u*nly expressed that Villa, in a desperate effort to ills,
rrcillt t'arranxa, will aarrlfle*' a large part of hla rommaml liy -ending it
(gainst the out|amta of the American expeditionary forces.
Thousands of Vni|Ul Indiana In the dlatrirt between Nnvalno and
■tiny mas are on the wai'iaUh, killing nearly one linodred rancher* and do.
instating a large territory, according to reports brought here liy Knri«|iie
lelaaro, commissioner sent out by t'arrnnxa to divide the land anioug flu*
►eons.
Kennon, both reported dying. K. It
Miiyner nod u idun named McMa
hon of Italian were slightly Injured.
The explosion was caused by es
caping gas. eauseii by leuk In the
pipe line. A fire was built one hun
dred feet front the leak and It Is
nupposed that a spark Ignited the
Kns. burning oil was thrown on the
workmen.
Foreman Mahan, although badly
burned, drove bin automobile Into
Newark, where he fell out Of the
rur, gasping Instructions to send am
bulances for the five men with him,
nb of whom were Injured.
Two ambulances were sent from
here and physicians were secured.
MODIFICATION MADE IN
THE REVENUE Bill
SENATE AORKKH TO ELIMINATE
ELAI NE HAimiNO MAIL TO
ItELLIOEKKNTM.
Express 0»m|Mtnl<'w, t'alde, Telephone
«ml Tclogrnph Lines Would Have
lki*n Included Hnd Amend*
•ncnt Adopted.
WASH I NOTON, Sept. 7.—The sen
ate and house conference committee
on the revenue hill agreed to elimi
nate the Phelan amendment where
by the president would he uuthoriz
ed to refuse use of (he United Staten
mails, express and other agencies of
communication, to citizens of nations
*hfcli have Intcrfcml with Ameri
can conunem?,
RIOTING OGGURS AMONG
STRIKING GEMENT WORKERS
1,A SADLH, III., Hept 7.—Offi
cials today declared that another
call on the national guardsmen to
patrol tho strike district would not
be considered unless more rioting
such rs last night occurs again.
Tho troopM patrollod the district
several months ago. Police Chief
Doyle and a patrolman were * toned
and knocked down last night hy a
nioli or cement workers and sympa
thisers who seised ono of their num
ber from the officers when he had
been arrested. This disturbance oc
curred on the main thoroughfare.
GEORGIA YOUTH ASTOONOS
PROFESSIONAL GOLF PLAYERS
HAZKRFOHH, Pa.. 8cpt. 7.—
Hobby Jones. 1 fi-year-old golfer of
Atlanta, hold two thousand people
spell bound by masterful playing
against Robert Gardner of Chicago
In Hie third round of mulched play
for United Mutes amateur champion
ship here today, finishing 18 holes
; -up of this national champion.
Gardner played In top form but the
southern youngster had him out
classed In every play.
HUES WE DISCUSSne
ORiSTIC PUCE TERMS
THE TERMS THEY NOW PROPOSE TO SUBMIT TO
GERMANY ARE HARSHER THAN EVER BE
FORE SUGGESTED — TO THOROUGHLY CON
QUER GERMANY._
WASHINGTON, Hetd. 7.—The al
lies are discussing mining themselves
more drasllc |>eace terms than Itave
e\er liefore lieen hinted at. Here j
arc some of flie demands which it
is said will lie made uimui German): j
Ceding to Knglaud of Heligoland.!
Nrulruli/ation of the Kiel canal, i
Demolition of some of the strong
fortifications on lire German horder.
The substance of these demands;
was obtained Urda) by the l otted
l*ress from nn official in close touch
with allied sentiment in this country
aud abroad.
Many officials aiming the allied
nations win* lio|>e fo see German)
absolutely «■ rushed propose even
harsher terms than those Ihtid. In
order to break down the |s>wer of
centralized Germany It Is said these
men favor giving protection to ad
joining state* willing to *ever politi
cal connection with the German em
pire.
The main concern of tin* allies is
not liow long the war will last, but
I tow tiko roughly Germany I* to he
conquered.
Heligoland, now a great German
naval Isvse in the Vorth sea, was
purchased from King la ml some year*
ago vvlken live latter thought it was
worthless, Germany has nva«le of it
an almost Impregnable fortress.

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