Newspaper Page Text
~ WAXAHACHIE, TEXAS, ~-r=r-g ■. •yirr1:1 -■ r.r, ~ Tara ri i iTTER ROBBING POINT STATE BANK FORCED CASHIER TO STAND WITH FACE TO WALL AND SHOT HIM THREE TIMES IN THE BACK. ! , \ V ■ i is Soon as the Alarm Was Given Posses Were Immedi ately Organized and Started in Pursuit of the Rob ber but No Trace of Him Had Been Found Early Today—Robbery Occurred At out Ten O’Clotk Last Night POINT, Texas, December 8.—A. Glass, cashier of the First State *1 died from wounds received when ft bandit stood him op against the toot the hank after robbing the safe shot him three times in the tot- ■ Despite his wounds Glass crawled on his kin>es half a block to the torof Will Thorn, a deputy sheriff, and gave the alarm. Posses were at once formed and started in pursuit of the bandit hut la early hour today no trace of him had been fount). The robber obtained alxuit $250 in cash. Glass hatl been in the bank writing letters and had started to post im at a mail box just outside the door nlmut ten o’clock, when it man app«l from around n corner of the building and leveled a revolver in »face. The bandit forced him to enter the bank mid unlock the cash tow, The time lock was on the vault which contained about $15,000. After robbing the cash < I rawer the bandit told Glass to stand with 1 face to the wall. Glass complied with the demand and the robber M three shots into his back and fled. Glass was about 85 years old it ml leaves a widow and three-year U child. 1 FELL IN PART If STATU.AST NIGHT ere WAS PKRCKPTIRLE PRE CIPITATION IX THE PAX- • HANDLE COUNTRY. k»«Were Visible in the Hegi< i ol Mh*—Colder Weaflier Pre dicted for To night. ‘ALLAS, Texas, December 8.— ejj and Oklahoma were “at home” E' to a juvenile snow storm, ire was a perceptible precipitation l;f Panhandle, northwest Texas ~ ’•‘stern Oklahoma, and traces *is region. The mercury dropped degrees at Amarillo, 28 at Ok :;M City, 30 at Abilene and 38 at “ts South Texas was still en M summer weather. • e weather was clearing today in Northwest part of the state, but t;!l he colder in east Texas and khoma tonight. Below freezing , "dieted f°r this region, with the taometer approaching close to -nark in the gulf coast country. re would be more wars if oth i~s *er(‘ bke royal kin, with ar * at their command. | REPORTED MERC1KR IS prisoner in pa Dace AMSTERDAM, December 8.—Car dinal Merrier, primate of Belgium, is confined to his palace by the Ger man authorities, according to the frontier correspondent of the Teie greaf, who says he hears this on good authority. The reason given is the qction taken by the cardinal against the deportation of Belgians, STATeIe* PROBE OP TOE MILK TRUST I RECENT RISE IN PRICE OP MII.K IS I N DPR 1YVE8TIOA TION TODAY. ; The Inquiry Was Begun at Houston an*I Will Be Curried to Every Large City in the State. AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 8.— A state wide investigation into the recent phenomenal rise in the price of milk was begun today by the state offi cials under the direction of Assist ant Attorney General Healing. The officials are seeking evidence against the so-called ‘‘milk trust.” The probe began at Houston and will be car ried to every largo city in the state. ^ s***. *^,<‘ni’,er h. — Nk« ^ an •'m*‘r','»n. lias Iteen * touidits In Santa Rosalia, it . totally reported to the state today. r ^ IS the firM report front an j^^'totrce of the rase to the though tlie killing is h ®*te °,rurre<l several (lays said they classed the 1^ * reports from the bonier ^ Hng of Americans Gray, Snyman with the “wild L Of killings in Chihuahua 1 "® week. MADISON SQUaRE GARDEN SOLD OJHI!1]!!^ PLUCK| SCENE OK MANY BIG BATT EK AND HORSE SHOWS SOLD FOR S2,»MMUMMI. NEW YORK. L> inber S.—Madi son Square Garden, scene of many big -fights, horse sho\ * and political gatherings, was sold at auction by the New York Life Insurance company to day for |2,000.nn0. HW .1 HHII) KMIUK(M). A \ REF. J, J. r‘ i XOERALP | Representative J. .1. FHzgerald of Brooklyn, chairman of the important appropriations committee of the house of representatives, has de clared ho will fight for an embargo on the export of food to Europe at this session of congress. While it has been said there is no chance for oppress to take the action lie advo cates, lie will likely make a vigorous contest. MORE SPEED IS DEMANDED NU MBER OF FRENCH 1>EP|'TIES j BITTERLY ASSAIL "STATION ARY WARFARE." TO REFORM STAFF Franco Is Preparing to Follow tfie Example ol' England in the Re organization of the General Staff—Compact Council. PARIS, Dec. 8.—France, like Eug and, is preparing tor a "reconstruc ion government.” The change will lot affect the cabinet, however, hough there will be a reorganiza ion of the genera! staff and a con centration of tlie conduct of thp war mder restricted directions. A resolution of cjnridence adopt ed by the chamber of deputies last light, by a vote of 344 to 260, in cluded such phrases as “organiza ion, concentration and restricted •econstruetlon." The meeting was he tenth secret session held by the ■hamber of deputies recently in vhich it is believed the Brand min strv came dangerously near dissolu ion. it is assumed that ‘he depu tes last night found satisfaction in 'ertain promises of reforms by Bri uid which are for a more energetic ■ondiict of the war and thereupon registered their support. “Stationary warfare” was bit erly assailed last night by a num ber of deputies who demanded that Prance “speed up.” 3LQCKS3E OF GREECE ' WAS TO BEGIN TDOAY FOMPI.ETE BJiOCKADE OF ALL GREEK FORTS IS EXPECTED TO BE ENFORCED. riiis Disciplining of Greece By Che Allies Will Cut the Country Off front Supplies. LC : OX, Dec. 8.—The disciplin ing of Greece by the allies beeins to day. A blockade of the Ur ' ports| will be formally announced by the! French government, which, combined with previous French orders against ^ the movement of Greek vessels from tlielr hartfor, is expected to cut off the country’s supplies. Greece has sufficient supplies to last about twen ty days against the sort of block-: ide Admiral Fournet will probably) institute. I ! -1 PROBE BEGINS fJOVFItNYUM tFRFAHY K As DAMAGING KY'IDKM R OK \VII>K HFItK U> HFFCFI.ATIOV ABUSE OF RIGHTS Connected With Inquiry Snj Probe Ho Far Hluiws firon ing AIhim1 of Transport* tion Facilities. WASHINGTON, Her, S Tho gov ernment has "damaging evidence" of wide spread illegal speculation on the food market of tho country, u j high official intimately connected with the government's food prlcef probe told the I’nited Press today. This official expressed the belief that the investigation so far tendB to show "a growing abuse of the transportation facilities of the cour try.’* The inquiry so far, ho said, lends to show that '‘certain interests ha'e been able to control to some extent the movement of large ntimbei of freight ears and have been acting in I a "vicious and illegal collusion" to; withhold food supplies from large | markets, notably Chicago. These! charges are considered significant in view of a conference yesterday ln> tween George W. Anderson, special assistant to the attorney general, in charge of the food probe, and Com-1 rriissioners Meyers and MeChord of the interstate commerce commission. Additional significance is seen in the charges in view of the statement by the American Railways’ associa tion that more than 25,000 freight rars are held up in Chicago and De troit awaiting unloading. It was stated at the White House that much evidence wanted by the administra tion has been laid before Die presi dent in the last twenty-four hours, and that ail government branches have done "exceptional work." Un til every investigation Is completed the president will formulate no plans for remedies. When lie is ready, it is said, lie will “strike quickly and strike hard if striking is necessary.” The high cost of living problem or-j cupied considerable of the time of the cabinet session today. Secretary Redfield conferred with the presi dent as to the work his department has done. ^ f PRICE OF FLOOR DIO NOT 0000 WfITH Ml — FLOUR IK>EH NOT CHANGE UN LESS THERE IS A H1G CHANGE IN WHEAT PRICKS. MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 8.—Unless the wheat market shows consider able changes flour will not change in price, Fred Clark, editor of the Northwestern Miller, explained to ■ the United Press today in admitting that flour prices had not dropped with wheat. “A stable change of one cent a bushel in the price of wheat brings a change of five cents a barrel in the price of flour,’* lie said. “This ratio is always maintained. Flour prices did not go up until it war established that the price of w hea was stable.” WILSON SENDS OUTLINE GERMAN REPLT TO ENCTASfl ASKS FOll AW FACTS THI CJOVFItVMKNT MAV I1WF (»\ STA FFS OF Alt \ III \ CASK. WASHINGTON, Dec. 8. -Presi dent Wilson, after consideration of the German 'explanation” of the Arabic case. lriBturcted Secretary Lansing to forward an outline of the repl^ to England and to request that any facts the British govern ment’might have as to the status of the Arabic when sunk would be v c corned by this government. Ml** Ml IN |l» < HINA ANliKICS TIIK FN>HKI«1N H.ANKKItH The loan of $5,00.1.000 to China by tin groat Continental and Com mercial National bank ofNchlcago, Of which George M. Reynolds is the president, has resulted in a protest by foreign hankers who were left out. Representatives of British, French, Russian and Japanese bank ers In Pekin have sent a letter of protest to the Chinese minister of finance declaring the loan violates the reorganization loan agreement NEW MINISTRY Doll!! .\s TO LOYfMlEOKGE’H A Ill 1.11’V TO FORM NEW CAB INET SWEPT AWAY. lie Has the Hacking of All Parties In Parliament Except tin* Irish Na tioimllsts —— Vole of Confidence. LONDON, December S.—All doubt that Loyd-George will have nip port in forming a new government was wept away today when, liberal motnl mb of commons formally resolved to support the new regime in the prosecution of ihe war. I This action means that Loyd- j George will not only b«‘ backs up ; by the unionists and labor! ter— with S a total of 224 votes out of the 07 0 in commons- -but also by tl.” liberal votes ol L'Go more. Tint Irish nationalist group was the only one of any strength '»»• ; remaining in commons whose po&i p toward the new ministry is not cl* ir. The liberals in commons adopt* a resolution of confidence In the for mer leader. Premier Asquith. It is said, however, that they will support tile new government in the prosecu tion of the war. About two iiu. 'r d intends in both houses of ji linment. includ ing a number of former ministers, at i tended a mass me- dig held at the j Reform club. Asqu h appeared to be calm and happy and he was given a i big ovation by the ct -vd gathered at the entrance to the club. General admiration for Loyd-j George’s energy, organization ability and gift of conciliation was expressed by the Fall .Mall Gazette today. "The success and rapidity with which Loyd-George is fulfilling his commission,” asserted the Gazette, “indicates that we will shortly have an administration not only strong personally, but armed with national confidence. "Yesterday’s achievements gives a j more vivid impression than anything Iso of the leadership of the new prime minister.” KITH |K KHLKCTHl) FOR THH ARMOR I*LATH FACTORY WASHINGTON, Dec. 8. Secre tary Daniels said today that he ex pects to annonuce tomorrow or Mon day on the armor plate situation. It is believed he has a new armor plate factory s'te selected. OF VILLA OUTRAGES INFORMATION REGARDING MASSACRES AN: OUTRAGES AGAINST AMERICANS A.s o FOREIGNERS REACHING THE BORDER. mm whs bum ti mis Mexicans Arriving From Torreon Re c i Ti \' Ai e tc i.i Rancher Named Foster Was Burnet* Bandits—The Bandit Leader Is Sparing Lives On.y When It Is to His**Interest—They Are Looting the Country. Kl< I’ASt», Texas, Ibwnilirr H.—With the restoration of telegraphic communication letivtcn Chihuahua t'ltv and the border information la 1 reaching the t'nlted Mates authorities ami relatives hero of massacres an<l outrage* on American citizens and other foreigner* In all |>nrta of northern Mexico. Indications In re|x>rts to I'nltcd States agents lure last week that Villa’s attitude toward “grlngoes” and other foreigners had changed proved to l*«* misleading. livery scrap of Information reaching the bor der now points to the fuel that the bandit chieftain la sparing live* only u In n it, is to Ills interest to do no. Vues Sala/ar. Villa's chief lieutenant, saved the million dollar Ameri can owned Alvarado mine and also saved the town of Parra! from do elruction by ordering both the mine and town saved because they would In* useful to Villa when the latter obtains control of the country. Au thentic Information has reached here that the government troops at Par ral deserted and joined Villa In the attack on tile town. Marching toward Chihuahua CWy they murdered Will Mnyman, son of the famous lloer general, W. I). Mnyman, at Man Pablo de Mtxjul, fifty miles south of the northern capital, according to a telegram levetv tsl by friends here, hut no details of the munler were reported. From various sources reports are teaching d< tart merit agents here that an Ameri can rancher named Foster was slain near Torreon by Vllllstas. The de part incut agents have obtained a letter brought from Torreon by Mexi can* stating that the Villisras killed Foster by burning Idm at the stake, After entering Parra I a band of VIIHstns delailed hy Villa searched the country several days for the "grlngoes" to execute them. The name of every foreigner was known to them. THE GINNING REPORT BREHKSJHE MARKET THERE WAH A DECLINE OP IS TO H5 POINTS SHORTLY AI .'EH NOON. ‘♦peculator* Win) Played the Market for a Rise Were Fo fltd to Run for Cover. NEW YORK. DeceirVf 8—Hot-. > # y .»'• . I ion broke 83 to 83 points, or about'] J3 to 34 a bale, on the oxeban; j ihoi tiy after now today, The cot ton ginning report was a l ar factor and there was a genera! run to cov er by speculators who h d ■ layc.i ibe| market for a rise. At one o’clock January w.w off 83 points at lb.07 and May was off 62 j points at 19.75, against 21.50 a few i weeks ago. y FRANCE ADMITS THE LOSS ' DP BITIIESBIP SUFFREN TJtK Sl'FFRKX SAILKD FROM GIBRALTAR XOVF.MHKH 24 AXI> XKVKIt RKPORTKU. * PARIS, December fl.—1q a statement from the ministry of ma rine today the Ft ouch butliesaip Hof fum wan apparently lost. TIm- Suf frcn left Gibraltar on Xov. 24 for I .orient© uiitl liaii never been re ported. The Suffren var ftJ eighteen-knot ship of 12,750 tons and carried a crew of 750 men, according to the b st information avaPrble. Tae s*uT en wan bui't ii IS- ' and coat ' « ooo.ooo. Loti r u fat ! 'fietl seaport at tin m m It o! lha Scuff i ivtr in France Re d the Light—get rl1 ths news. J.II'.llUVVIM.i:. 11!., Dec. 8.— I ICdwaid Mi Itmiell was burned to death last lothl Miter lie had (dmI his wife as she lay in IhiI. linked Ids five children in the house ami set fire to I lie place. Tlie heroism of Ids fifteen-ymr-old danthter saved the children. She ese«|Hs| from n second story window und carried tin* other children down a ladder later. Mrs. M« Dowell was dangerously wounded. She escaped death only because McDowell dragged tier from the house before firing It. McDowells clutrred Issly was foutul in the ruins tislay. It is be lieved that he shot himself before the fire reacheil him. IHE OEIITSMO DUE 111 HrfME PJBT TBBIT Ol'OHT TO ARRIVE IF SHE KEI*T IP SEEER MAINTAINED ON I^AST TRIE OVER. NEW YORK. Dec. 8.—If the speed maintained by her on her last trip to America was kept up after leav ing New London the Uermau mer chant submarine Deutschland is due back at her home port of Bremen 1 today. She left for home on Novem ber 21. Seventeen days were re quired to make her last voyage i across the Atlantic to America.