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WAXAHACHIE DAILY LIGHT
—*- ■— s-. - ■ ■ — ... . p— VOU ME *X1V- WAXAHACHIE. TEXAS. WEDNESDAY. DECKMHER i:m;. NUMBER 22&^ OWN TERMS L«HTATH»>S .IKE THAT (»EH w>ys PEACE PROPOSAL WILL l*E REJECTED. A* Press and Public Mike Express Opposition to the Offer of tier many to End War—Must Name Own Terms. By ED. L. KEEN. U)XPOV, Dec. t:l.—The Hritish pmplr have already answered (ier auy's peace offer—"no, not on such i basis as proposed"—that answer n, perfectly apparent, today. It was reflectctl not only in the ■rsspaper comment, bnt by ex pres ent of tlie people on tlie streets. (heat Britain looks to Loyd Worge next Tuesday to frame the unrrr. Tuesday will he the first ap prance of the new premier in the base of commons, ami liefore news i| the peace proposals came it had y« annonuced that he would lie wily to outline on that date his aims ltd purposes to tlie new cabinet. . . The press ami pulilie ate looking «Loyd-George on that occasion to reject the |>eace proposals based on lifluiauy’s claims of victory. (iennany's terms, as given out by lie embassy officials at Washington, « generally regarded as unworth y it crious consideration here, boyd-tieorge’s telegram to Pre luerBriand of France, together with lie former’s interview with the t’ni «d Press, portions of which were lib wlly reproduced tislay liy the Brit rt press, is considered indicative of fc attitnde toward Betlimann-Hol- ! n The only keynote observible is ike editorial comment today that if Ik allies in their reply to the der ma note should set forth their own upon which peace discussions »ill be considered. If the expres ses* of the public and press counts !'t anything the reply will be re Wed. The press comment ranged all the nf from the Dally .Mail's suggestion kj Holtveg is “no more entitled to ik courtesy of a reply than an arm* ® bnbtlar in a private house" to kk of the Manchester Guardian that “negotiations should at •ut go as far as ascertaining Ger •**)'» exact terms.'* A number of iiapers iminted out k desirability. In view of the man *r In which Germany made her of ^ that the allies decline the pro and clearly enunciate their own In the war for the benefit of k world's opinion, that terms on tkch the allies would he willing to into negotiations la* clearly set kth. Afh comment holds that the re ^’Nbilitj- for the rontinuance of j **f which Germany is obviously j to place on the allies Ik- turn- ' "* the Central [lowers. Among the interviews public men I given the press only one ad ^ wceptance of the proposi-, °'K WAY TO BRAT THK < *A(*H tX>ST Oh' LIYIN'O < Chicago. nec. 13.—“Raise < •‘Mens in your back yard if :°4 Would f'lt the high cc.it of ID^- said Theodore Hewes, Jetary of the poultry show ^ opened here today. ^ The increase in the price of ™ Ssed Poultry has not yet galled that of pork and beef ' i( Is a commodity that can H produoed at home,” he add Tj.j A few f°w's in the back f*<l largely from the waste i '0Ur tahl<\ not only pro h**, nieaf’ hut supply a 8 luxury which few ,^jV'nrd "hen they must buy • a nml Immediately entering into negotiations. II, at Wrt, ,,lm' I’hilip Hnowden, the em I itr s leading |«:oifist. who ronshlers «h.d the allies will in< >ir aw t ill iv sponsibllity of they decline. -It is 1 l.asf the duty of tin allies to see whether (Germany's pri,|,osul contains u stipulation far ending tin- war and jon a riTndltion that would he lenson nhly lair and satint.sctoi y to every. I lady.'* The consensus of opinion is that the note was merely a trick, its pur. pose I wing to start discussion among the allies and possible create dis sension. I I : •' HIGHER UPS INVOLVED IN REVENUE FRAUD • -- UNITED STATES DISTRICT AT-! TORNEY INTIMATES PROMI- | XENT MEN IN CONSPIRACY. Their Connection With the Fraud Will He IteviiN in the Trial of Thomas C. McCoy at Jacksonville. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 13.— "Higher ups" including men at Washington will be revealed in con nection with the trial of Thomas C. McCoy, charged with conspiracy to defraud the government of revenues on whiskey at Fort Smith, Ark., United States District Attorney Phil lips said today. The alleged conspiracy is one of tlie most enormous of its kind ever before the government. The prose cution says it will snow that McCoy and his associates have defrauded the government out of $3,000,000. Tiie men indicted with McCoy are William T. Leonard, Graham Dale, H. L. Sprinkle. W. N. Troutman and A. T. Cooper. The case of James F. Smith, a dealer of this city, in which a pre liminary hearing has been given, will come up later. 141.111 BILES COTTON EXPORJELMIIEEIOEC. 8 THESE FIGURES SHOW AN IN CREASE OVER THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.—The de partment of commerce' today an nounced that cotton exports during the week ending Dec. 9 at the twelve principal customs districts totaled 146.611 bales, making a total since August 1 of approximately 2,715, 265 hales. Exports for the corres ponding period in the preceding year were 98,581 bales for the week and 1,985,552 bales arter August 15. GERMINY ADMITS SEIZURE OE CONTBIBINO VESSELS THE STEAMERS CALEDONIA AND RIO PARDA HELD UP AND TAK EN TO GERMAN PORT. BERLIN, December 13.—On the night of December 9 German sea forces stopped the Dutch steamer Caledonia and the Brazilian steam er Rio Parda, the official press bu reau announced today. They were j loaded with contraband enroute to England and were brought to port. TEN CENTS ADVANCE IDE IN PRIDE DF CRUDES: ' MAONOIJA 1‘KTHOIiII'M <<»!• |*AN\ ADYAXOKS HKAYY j ( Itl DCS TO #1.10 liAltltKI.. DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 15. The Magnolia Petrolium company t day announced that all light crude Is had been advanced ifn cents a b. rel to $1.10. Heavy crudes wer: advanced five cents to 50 cents. it is often appar it that the man who lives in a glan house should have plenty window hades. For results, advertise in the Light. I I K\ Kl.Wlrs I’KDIHliY. 1 RALPH A HAVes"’’'! Newton L>. Maker, secretary of war. has just taken from Cleveland Ralph A. Hayes, aged 22, to be his secre tary, and thus has employed the youngest secretary to a cabinet offi cer Washington has known in a long time. Mr. Hayes graduated from the Western Reserve University last year and became secretary for the Cleveland City club. There Mr. Ma ker knew hint and when he had an opening sent for the young man. - ■ - - --. .. .. < COL HOUSE CUEST OP THE_PRESIDENT WILL NOT BE SENT ABROAD IN CONNECTION WITH DERMA* i NY’S PEACE MOVE. \ I Has Brief Conference Witli Secre- 1 tary Lansing anil Hastens Rack to New York. WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.—The administration does not plan to send Col. E. M. House, of New York and Texas, President Wilson’s persona) adviser, abroad to do anything about Germany's peace move. This much ol the administration’s plan was revealed to the United Press today. Col. House was an overnight guest oi the president. He had a brief forenoon conference with Secretary Lansing and then hastened back to New York. NORTH TEXAS MEDICAL ASSOCIATION IN SESSION DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 13.—The North Texas Medical association is holding the second day's session of its seventy-fourth semi-annual con vention here today. Several hundred visiting doctors are attending, and thirty-eight ad dresses by leading physicians feature the program. PROSE WILE SO TO BOTTOM OF PRIMPAPER PRICES AGENTS OP PRINT PAPER MAK ERS Hl'RRTING TO WASH INGTON FOR HEARING. WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.—While practically every print paper manu facturer lias representatives hasten ing to Washington today the federal trade commission is assembling facts to present in its probe into the pa per prices when same is resumed. Ltecause the commission was to delve ii^o the very bottom of the paper prices a call for other witnesses was sent out early today. i 1 coir coaniuES mjpi cise TUI VI. ON CHAROKS OF ASSAFLT TO Mt'KIJKR «t».\TINI Kl> CNTIL IN FKHHFAKY. The Cases of Forgery Against Father and Two Sons Was Continned Some Time Ago I ntil February. WACO, Texas, December ! "• dis trict Judge Hiaekmon of Fairfield announced toduy that the trial of T. R. Watson and son. J. E. Watson, charged with assault to murder State Bank Examiner McKinnon, set for today, hud been continued until the February term of court. The cases against T. H Watson, J. B. Watson and W. R. Watson on (barges of forgery were continued :' I IK IIKR h:\( >: photos \i.s ark IIKJMTl-:i> HHK WIU, \OT Mi (IN 1 \KI IMTI UIV K. UP Tl THE ALLIES If Tin y IktrUar to Accept Term* Genian) Will Place I poll Them Hesponsthiltty lor Con tinuing War. II) Karl W. Ackerman, BKULIN. Dec. 18. The Central powers will not take the Initiative again to end the war if Germany’s hid for pence Is rejected by the en tente nations it appeared certain to day. Complete approbation of Chan cellor von Bettimaan-Holweg'a warn ing In the rcfrhstng yesterday that, if Germany’s enemies continue the war it will he because they have conquest In mind was favorably re ceived by the public. Such a belief Imbues the Gerinai^ public with a do termination to tight against any dis memberment of the empire. The newspapers oC Berlin nre not sanguinary that Germany’! peare of fer will be accepted by the allies, though they applauded the chancel lor's action. “If the opposition of the govern ment decline the peace overtures or disdain them ns signs of weakness the people will once more ask them selves whether or not they are be ing driven senselessly and without urgent need to new sacrifices and re ! newed massacres,” editorialized the Tageblatt. “The German people, in the event the proposal is answered In the negative, will see clearly their duty In the war.” “If Germany's Hand is refused her fist will soon be felt with increased force,” was the warning of the Die Post. -The diplomatic corps here gener ally considers Germany*# peace move a master stroke. Secretary Grew of the. American embassy personally supervised the translation of the peace proposal, of which he received two copies, one in French.' He was asked to communicate the text to Hendon, Pctrograd, Paris and Rumania, the Spanish ambassador being requested to transmit it to Belgium and Por tugal and the Swiss minister to Italy. The Tageblatt cautiously says that every one will support the peace move to the fullest power, which is the first step toward peace. The Vossiche Zeitung explains that tin? neutralk, in this Instance, are not to act as mediators but merely as car riers of the proposals. CHEER SOLUIES FIHED ON NEUTRALS DURING FIGHTING OFFICIAIj information has REACHED STATE DEPART MENT TO THIS EFFECT. WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.—Greek royal soldiers fired upon the houses of neutrals, even though Inhabited by neutral diplomats, during the re cent street fighting in Athens, tin state department was informed by of ficial dispatches today. An Atchison man, who believes in peace at any price, hid the flatiron today. some time ago until the February term oftourt in Freestone county. Since December 1 T. R. Watson has been in jail here following his conviction of the murder of Hank ing Commissioner Patterson. He was sentenced to 99 years In the peni tentiary. I _ II X*» X M XX MUM K Mll.l.. 1 ,pf.NAr<o£ aojB r'nposF ] Senator lloise Penrose of Pennsyl vania has startled politicians and statesmen In Washington by bis an nouncement that he would Introduce at. this ?< sston of congress a bill for federal supervision of national elec lions, similar to that fathered by Henry t'abot l,odgo In 1800 as a member of the house. The bill will be directed at southern democrats accused of not permitting negroes to pHis OF ALLIES t \OI KKT\l, TI.IIMS I PO.N WHIf'H A1XIKH Wlhh KNTI'.It PK.U'K \KHOTT.\TTONS. MUCH REQUIRED Germany Must Indemnify Poland, Kvacunte ami Restore All Occu pied Territory and Pay In demnity Imst Shipping. LONDON, Dec. 13. - The terms which are believed u> compose the only basis upon which the entente powers are willing to enter upon peace negotiations were ascertained this afternoon by tho United Press from various sources. One of the requirements will lie Poland indem nity by Germany for the devastation of the nation which she has invaded. These terms, although unofficial, are believed to represent the conces sions Germany must make to obtain peace. The complete evacuation and restoration of all occupied territory, which includes Belgium, France, Colon, Serbia and Rumania. Full in demnity for the devastation which this occupancy entailed, the restora tion of Alsace Laraine to France, the cession of Constantinople straits to Russia; tlfe indemnity ship for ship and ton for ton for nil destroyed ship ping and punishment for the atro cities committed. The character and limitations to tho German government armament will alHo become a question to enter into the peace negotiations. TESTIMONY SUPPORTS SELFJEFENSE PLEA TWO WITNESSES TESTIFY IN ItEHAI I OF JOHN HOLBKIt ON TKIAL FOB Ml KHI.lt. The Defendant Went mi (lie Stand Wedni s<la> Morning In llis Own Helm I f—— killing Occurred In August. DALLAS, Texas. Dec. 13. John Holder, charged with the murder of his brother-in-law, E. H. Jenkins, near Lancaster last August, went on the stand at teu o’clock this morn ing in his own defense after two witnesses had given testimony tend ing to support his plea of self de fense. J. A. Dickson, n farmer living near I-ancusti r, testified to having seen Jenkins about 1 o'clock In the after neon the day before the killing and that eJnklns told him he had had trouble with John Holder. ijnoted Jenkins us saying *'l would hare got TON BOAT BELIEVEB LOST WITH ALL HMIDS | feint had he not run Into the house." Mr*. II. I, Figure*, the next wit ness, testified that she rooked din ner nt the Jenkins home >n Friday before the killing. A' noon that day the said Jenkin* ram* to the house, uen* to the dresser and put a re volver and a box >f ran ridge* ju his pocket. Official Vote In Nevada. HENO, New, Itecomber 13. A plurality of 564 0 via* plven by Ne vada to President Wilson In the re cent election, accord in* to the offi cial vote announced today fly the secretary of state. The totals are: Wilson IT.’iTU: Hushes 12,127; Hen son 3,065; Hnnly 340. st. la>ui« Milk Price Ixmer. ST I .oris. December 1.1.—A re fluctlon In the price of milk from six cents n pint to five cents "ns an pounced here Inst night hy n large dairy company. PEOPLE If t |H OPPKJ 10 llOOf PKOPI.KM OF ItltlTIHII F.MPIHF. I'MTKIt IN OPPOSITION TO PF.ACF MOV 1C When Ponce Comes II Will lie a Peace For Many t ears. Nays the Canadian Premier. Itounilly Applauded. S ASK ATOM K WAN. December 13. —“It. Is the determination of the people of this land -of the peoples of the Drltlsh empire—that there shall be no truce.” This was the statement of Premier Uorden fit a great meeting and Is generally hailed as Canada's official response to Germany's peace pro* ponals. “There/shall be peace," he said, “which means peace for mat))* years to como. That Is the spirit of the people of Canada and It. is the spirit ol the men at the front, in the hos pitals and in training.’’ The statement was greeted by a tumult of autdaiise. uni SEIZED ONE (BREST MIDE HON OF GENERAL MIBB HEED ON CHARGE OF TRYING TO VIO GATE NEUTRALITY. HOUSTON, Texas Dec. 13.—R. Mier, a young Mexican, whose father was General Mier, minister of war under 1’orfirio Diaz, was arrested to day on a charge of trying to violate American neutrality following the seizure of 100,000 rounds of rifle am munition. The ammunition was ship ped front New York to Galveston via the Mallory line and was to be pre Hhlpped from there to Mexico. Mier was first arrested in Galves ton on a minor clturge and after mak ing bond was roarrested here today on the conspiracy charge. I'KDKItAL 1'OOD IMIOIIK STARTKD AT DALLAS DALLAS, Texas, December 13.— M. S Spencer, federal agent, was here today to Investigate the food price situation for evidence of Sher man law violations. PROTEST MADE IN ARREST OF AAAERIGAN IN MEXICO ST VI'K DKPARTMKNT MARKS RKI'RKSKNTAHONS TO THK CARRANZA tiO\ I RNMKNT, WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.—The statu departin' nl ha, made strong representations to the Carranza gov ernment in the matter.of the arrest of Iiicardo Solis, an American citi zen, at Mutntuoras and his removal to Victoria for trial. Thu depart mental investigation has established Solis’ American citi zenship and shows he was, held with out sped fie charges being made against him. CALL SENT OUT |< ANAWAN TOHI*KIM> BOAT CALUI FOlt IIKIJ* AKTKH ST AI IT IN Id Foil BKIIMl’DA. VESSELS TO RESCUE Finnl W*« Itt'cHvi'd From (hr Wim I nt 7:NO Tui'*(l«) Brin ing—Rr|HHlctl Sin* Wan Hi liking. OTTAWA. December IS.— The cldef censor Issued the following report Dalny: “The minister of the naval service has reported that It is feared the Ca li tid inn torpedo I mat Orilse, l.leutcn unt Wingate roiniiiandlng, Iran been lost with nil hands. “The vessel left Halifax at S p. in. on December II for llermuda. At I o’clock a. ni. on December 12 a wire less was received stating that owing to had weather she was returning to shelter ut Shelburne. Nova Scotia. At 7:2H p. m. she called H. O. &, stating that, her |Misition was lnttl tiirlj* IS. lo north and longitude 04.50 'west. At 7:SO p. m. a final message was receiver! saying ‘now sinking.’ “No word has been received from lier since. Orders were at once sent to all vessels to proceed to her aa- y slstancc, and endeavors were made by wireless to inform every vessel at sea in that vicinity. The vessels are now searching for any signs of wreckage." ! Tilt- crew numbered about 50. __ * EIIHEOIGE MIES in to Gemini - i KXPKCTJh’D TO HK DKIJVKKKD IN THK HOl'SK OF COMMONS NKXT Tl'KSDAY. (•erman Chancellor Will He Answered In Collection With Statement as to Knglnnd’s Policy. LONDON, December 13.—Premier Ixryd-George 1b preparing to answer [the peace proposals made by Chan cellor von Bethmann-Holwegg when lie addresses the house ot commons Tuesday. The United Press Is re liably informed that he is preparing an answer to the German chancellor to be delivered in connection with a ntatument on the government's |>oltcy. THE PBIMOT STILL MUHE TOBOGGAN DEC LINK TODAY NETTED MOKE THAN 40 POINTS—MAY DOWN 4SI POINTS. NEW YORK. December 13.—The reversal of yesterday’s snap judg jnient among the traders that peace !negotiations were eminent today »ent jeotton prices off more than 40 points, Muy selling down 4 5 points at 18:51 and July off 48 points at 18:54 at 2 o’clock. At some stage fn his career, near 1> every boy thinks he can make a fortune in the junk business. NO FREE XMAS UOOZE IN DALLAS, SAY SALOON MEN. DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 13.— If Attorney General Looney wants to find a trust in restraint of f'hristtnas Rifts he can find it in Dallas. Local saloon men have combined to cut out booze presents this year. They say they have had a hard year and no bottled goods will be given away. Even free eggnog# will bo eliminated because of the high prlee of eggs.