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cwae SEMI-MONTHLY PAY ACT IS NOW IN EFFECT IN TEXAS Nearly Every Business in the State Comes Under the New Law. Penalties, Etc. Autini, Tex.-The act of the' thirty fourth legislature providing for seii tIontiihly paylllnt of wages in ceirLain enlploy3 nnts beca lt:- e.ffectlve Oil N'ew Year's Ilay. This bill was passed by the senatie by a vote of 24 to 2, with amendments. The vote by which it passed the house was not given and the measure was approved by Govern or Ferglmson March 1. The following is the text of the act: "Section 1. Prom and after January 1, 1916. each and every manufacturing. mercantile, mining, quarrying, rail road. street railway, canal, oil, steam boat, telegraph, telephone and express company, employing more than ten persons, and each and every water company not operated by a municipal corporation, and each and every whart company and every other corporation engaged in any business within the State of Texas, which employs more than ten persons, or any person, firm or corporation engaged in or upon any public works for the State of Tex as. or for any country or any muni cipal eorporatien thereof, either as a contractor or a subontractor, there with, shall pay each of its employes the wages earned by him or her as often as semi-monthly, and pay to a day not more than sixteen days prior to the day of payment. "An employe who is absent at the time fixed for payment or who for any reason is not paid at that time, shall be paid thereafter on six days' demand, and any employe leaving his or her employment, or discharged therefrom, shall be paid in full on six days' de mand. "Sec. 2. Every person, partnership or corporation, wilfully falling or re fusing to pay the wages of any em ployse at the time and in the manner provided in this statute shall forfeit to the State of Texas the sum of $50 for each and every such failure or re fusal, and suits for penalties accruing under this act shall be brought in any court having Jurisdiction of the amount tn the county in which the em ploye should have been paid, or where employed. Such suits shall be insti tuted at the discretion of the commis sioner of labor stat'sties by the attor ney general or under his direction, or by the county or district attorney for the county or district in which suit is brought; and the attorney bringing any such suit shall be entitled to re ceive and shall receive as compensa tion for his services therein $10 of the penalty or penalties recovered in such suit, the fees sahd compensation so allowed shall be over and above the fees allowed the attorney general, county or district attorney under the general fee act. "Sec. 3. It shall 'e the duty of the commissioner of labor statistics to in quire diligently for violations of this act and Institute prosecutions and see that the same are carried to final ter mination and generally to see to the enforcement of the provisions hereeL" Texas Postmasters Appelnted. Washingtoa.-The following Tems fourth-class postmasters have Just been named: Cut, Houston county. Samuel C. Leediker; Macdona, Bezar esuty, Mrs. Florence Sherman; Cor mas. DaIlam county, Prod Obeshek; Pelt, Raes county, Mrs. Mati.e . Daniel; Quitaque, Brisco county, AMdis L. Patterson; Mobile, Tyler county, Thomas S. Sageunt; Canutille, BI Pam county, William M. Dailey; Nettaville, fermeri Dun La Sale ounty Wil Iam . TuheMu; Mcoy, Atasmes een ty. James B. Willams, JZr.; Stepm CraB, Asn Jaento eauty (mew e flee), 3ie. Nettle Detechacher. Ven Pape Departs Wit Sae bCnonduet New Yerk.-Cptenta Irs eas Pap e. Geramny's caled mltary at taees, left New York for rtsteItam Wedaeeday ea the steamship Noor dam, beairs a oh mubast n Ser May frem the aeeate auies. Membe of Pease Pasty Wee. lChista, Norwnr.--Ued Bnu ham, a member o the Ped peace parD tv. died Wemds t ac mn I. He wuas the hushnd at Ameia I3mu a, the Amerseau atrees. S PRESERVATION OF PEACE S ON AMERICAN CONTINENT te And Development of Pan-American Unity Aim of United States. Says Secretary Lansing. y Washingt~ - I';,as for a greater i Pan-Arii. r.lai I wsin ' r t :nltrous F"ri i1 day in the program of ti' ' lan-Anieri W can Scientific ('ongress.. in spitn, of y' thei great \olumnlt of papers readI on hI technical subjects. it Scores of questions of n mterna d tional character were discu.ssd, and a- members of the congress ifilortually Italked of the crystallization of the : Pan-American idea into a concrete y form that might become known as the ,i Pan-American alliance. 1- Secretary Lansing has suggested to a- all the nations which, with the Unit is ed States, comprise the Pan-American a Union that they join in a convention r for the arbitration of all boundary line 1 disputes and for the prohibition of rf shipments of war munitions to revolu a tionaries. is Becretary Lansing's proposal, which b has the full support of President Wil n son, is beain forwarded by the Latin n American ambassadors and ministers r- to their home foreign offices for con - slideration. It is regarded as one of a the steps in a wide plan. in which the s- Pan-American Scientific Congress, now is s session in Washington. Is a part, is for preservation of peace on the West a emn Hemisphere and a closer union ef w all the Americas. Many of Mr. Lanstng's declarations is to the Pan-American Congress took on y added significance Friday in the light II of his proposals to the Latin Ameri I, can republics. r "Within recent years," said he, "the 1, United States has found no occasion, s with the exception of the Venesuelan boundary Incident, to remind Europe p that the Monroe doctrine continues s unaltered as a national policy in this r- republic. The republics of America r are no longer children in the great It family of nations. They have attaln 0 ed maturity." - At another point Mr. Lansing said: g "When we attempt to analyze Pan y Americanism we find the essential Sgqualities are those of the family I- sympathy, helpfulness, a sincere de e sire to see another grow In prosper I- ity, absence of covetousness of an - other's possessions, absence of jeal r- ousy of another's prominence and, r above all, absence of that spirit of In r trigne which menaces the domestic It peace of a neighbor.' Prominent Men Indicted. i New York.-Eight men, including a congressman, a former congressman and a former attorney general of Ohio, e were indicted Tuesday by a federal 1, grand jury on a charge of conspiring e to foment strikes in American muni tion factories as part of a campaign e financed by the German government to check the exportation of munitions to the entente allies. The men indict ed were Congressman Frank Buch anan of Illinois, former Congressman e H. Robert Fowler of Illinois, Frank S. Monnett. former attorney general of Ohio; H. B. Martin, Herman Schulteis, Frnns von Rintelen. David Lamar and s Jacob C. Taylor. Wild Heres Now a Messes. r Santa Fe. N. M.-Wild horses have r- increased to such an extent in New ;Mezio In the past few years an to be L come a menace to the domestic herds, s aeerding to the annual report of the c, cattle sanitary board. The board has s therefore naspended previus restric t, liss and will allow the rounding up. - sale snd shipment of theem nbranded . horse. Many domestle animals s a centny have been lest through atice-t bmeat into the wilds and by death ro suiting rtm stampede. SInemuranoe Rate Sent Up. LeAdoe.-The recent memase to t* sipplig by way of the Sues arnal, a both from land and by submarine, rhas Scaused the underwriters to raise in -surance rates eonsiderabky ea cargsoes and steamers followin the canal touts. e ~- Derlb. e has esxtened mo * i'mtaoe s the do ato govebment eo tI M -5s headed by OGem Venesinse arre·am. ASSESSED VALUATION OF PROPERTY IN TEXAS Comptroller's Annual Report Shows Schedule Increase of Three Million In State's Spending Money. Austin. Tex - A summnary of the an nual report of Henry iB. Terrell. state comptroller of public accounts filed Saturday with Governor Ferguson. discloses that the total assessed val uiation of propl.rty in Texas is $2.755, 171,793 lor 1:135, which is an Increase of $12,."",0"u over the previous year, and which is scheduled to produce $16.151.87 ;.," in taxes, as agaitnst $11., 275.885 1 for 1914. when the total as sessed valuation was $2.743.07,97;6. Supplemental tax rolls for previous years show $1,.22.7l1 In valuation and $!6.334.90 in taxes. thus bringine the grand total for 1915 to $s.75;.994.574, and the total taxes to $1t;.158.214 40. It is shown by the report that the number of acres of land assess.ed in 19,15 were 1;2.517,887. \alued at $1. 148,9,4.7i;,; . whichli is an increasa in valuation of $:3.797.396 and .',2,.321 in acres of land over 1914. (if this amount ton t\\ lots in 1915 were v;iliued at $w i4.::h .1I0, whihh is a:in increase of $17.425. 196 o\,'r 1914. liailroa:ds iasessed In 111 5 14.748.71 biles. s:,lued at $15 ,.: 7.,321 a. com pared with 1,.s111 77 miles in 1914. Thus. \hih' iht,r i. a detceast' In the 'ilnttla e, th incri :se il value over 1914 Is $2.1:97.45. This reiport, whth is for the fiscal year endint: .\u ntst 31, 1:915, also dis closes Ih;t tht- number of horses and mules ases.sed In 1915 was 1.752,529. valued at $S;:,397,01,;. which Is a do crease in value of $5.xi.242 and in number of 2.7 from the previous year. ('attle, 5.10,.9:31, valued at $55,449, 498. this being an increase of $9,747, 652 in value and a decrease of 7,805 In number. Jacks and jennets, 15.206, valued at $840,985. this being a decrease of $58, 202 in value and a decrease of 1,222 In number Sheep. 1,590.670, value $3,436,409; an increase of 43,574 in number and $553,030 in value. Goats, 1,220.663, value $2,106,803; increase in number 131,443 and In value $207,491. Hogs, 934.598, value $2.993,367; an Increase of $131,109 in value, but a de crease of 17,323 in number. Dogs, 16,952, valued at $235,109; a decrease of 3,014 in number and $13, 149 in value. Vehicles of all kinds, 543,385, valued at $28,030,466; an Increase of $1,246 in value and 92,170 In number. Goods, wares and merchandise, val ned at $100,309,643; a decrese of $, 549,965. Materials and maaufaeturers' artS eles, $2,890,785; an increase of 12,. 029,541. Manufacturers' tools, Implements and machinery, $31,087,000; Increase $1,282,842. Steam engines and boilers, $11,881.. 265; lncrease $1,209,472. Amount of mosey in banks, etc. $5,528,857; increase $51,89. Amount of credit of banks, etc., $4.* 992,928; increase $844,784. Amount of money other than banks $8,324,679; decrease $303,702. Money on hand or on deposit, $19, 188,448; decrease $3,101,96. Amount of credit other than banks, $65,092,875; decrease $2,156,63. Amount and value of stocks and bonds, etc., $818,824; decrease $693, 593. Amount and value of shares of capl tal stock, $3,472,614; increase $1,578, 4N. Value of all property of companies, corporations, etc., $6,925,891; increase $382,046. Miscellaneous property, $62,266,977; increase $6,048,936. State and national banks, $69,851, 374; decrease $8,446.,782. City railroads, number of miles, 979.37; value $9,996,065, agalst 436.09 miles in 1914; value increased $3,213,854. Value of railroad rolling stock, $33, 055,216; increase $512.148. Intangible assets, $157,885,27; do crease $4,759,124. Interurbans, none given in 1916; In 1914, 2,476.69 miles were assessed, valued at $4,938,426. Telegraph and telephone lines, 28, 090.62 mnles, valued at $12,900,282, aalinst 37,577.87 in 1314; increase of valuation, $1,740,870. Pipe lines, none given in 19215; in 1914, 1,870.14 miles were assessed, valued at $4,698,868. 8teamboats, sauIling vessels, tet $t, 31,011; Increase $5,722.126. President's Fifty-Ninth SIrthimy. Hot 8prings, Va-On his flfty-inth birthday Taeeday Presldent Wilso wrhke seversal hours, read undres of telegrms f coaratuttsro fima people all ovaer the coantry, btoe a log automobile drive over snow.co. ered mountain roads and in ,evi lug had a qutet birthday las hb Wte in ther sute. Gusher Near Alvin. Alvin, Ta.-It was reported Wed aseeday that a 5,000-barrel busher had ben struck at Damons Mound, a sew miles south of Alvin. The oil is said to be of the pure greenlsh kind, bb that of Oklakhoma. General Unmin C r Caed. Leaden.-Th·e labor partye easled a ensun l uede uaes congess Sr Janirst 6 tO oieeme h else . mit' sDeepei esgas eiougl I daub ms CHILLS, FEVER AND KIDNEY TROUBLE T am pleased to testify to the nmerits of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root which I ha 1 occasion to use seven years ago for kid ney trouble. My general health ws.- nit Good, causedi froin chills and fever nil drnkin l impure ' ater 1 felt all t Ied out, felt so badly at tunes lien I wou. lie down I could scarcely get up A friend recommended l)r. K direr's Swamp Rloot. 1 got a hf:ty-cent I,,ttle, and took it. It did me so much goodl that I bought six bottles and gave up the doI tors treatments entirely, and bef,,re the six bottles were half gone 1 felt as well as I ever felt in my life, and after taking the remainder of the six bottles. I discontinued the use of Swamp-Root and have had no occasion to take any ncelicine for kidney trouble since; that was seven years ago. I hope those suf fering as I did will give Dr. Kilmer's Fwamp-Root a fair trial, for I feel sure they will derive great help from its use. Yours truly MRS. T. Z. McCARTIIY. '06 N. 'Main St. Paris, Texas. tate of Texas Lamar County~ " l'ersono:;r appeared before the under signed althorilty T. Z. Mcitarthy, who says under oath that the above statement is true andi, correct this February 25th, 1915 .1. M. L.NG, Notaryv ublic. Lamar Co., Texas. Prove What Swamp-Root Will Do For You `end ten cents to lr. Kal: icr & Co.,. Binghamniton. N. Y., for a sitmille ,ie bhot tle. It will convImI e ant ,telP. Y, u will al-o reeeive a booklet of valuahle inf.r n, .non, telling abl -ut the kiclnei a nI 1, iI der hlt en iiw iii. I , ur, tndi mineution this paper. llgu;lar ifti ,.ent and one. dollar -iin' bottlei s for .ile .it all drlug storcs.- Adv. PARSON HAD GOT HIS OWN Retribution Overtook Mr. Fowler and That Gentleman Was Consequent ly by No Means Pleased. I.iitl' things can be very trying at times Mr I'owler thought, when one wet morniing he couild not find his um brella. Like many married men, he believed in the maxim. "When in trou ble blame your wife." "I say. Ellen," he shouted, "what on earth has happen.d to my new um brella? I brought it home last night, and now It's gone; and. of course, it's raining furiously!" "Why, it's scarcely raining at all!" said his wife. "BRut last night it was simply pouring when the parson left, and so I lent him your umbrella!" "What an asinine thing to do! I shall never see It again now, so I may as well buy another today?" "How can you be so wicked, Adol phus? As if the parson would stoop to stealtg your ambrella?' "Stoop to itealing it be hanged! I borrowed it from him a couple of months ago!"-Philalelphia Ledger. Hardly Premature. There was once a learned Judge of ever eighty who never took any exer ode. Not feeling very well, he odn valted a physician. "Tou have no business to live with out taking exercise," said the physl elan. "You must give up your sed atary habits sad walk an hour ev mery day." "But it bores me so," pleaded the judoe. "It I follow your advice I shall walk myseIf into a prematme grave" Modest Petitien. l a deeply religious family of Elgin. the eight-year-old son had been taught to ask a blessing at the table One afternoon there were a number of women asked to luncheon, and the kiddie, being a bit embarrassed, made the fbllowing brief petition: "Oh Lord, forgive us for this food." It sn't necessary for a woman to be an artist to draw men's attention. A perky feather will answer. Madam, Allow Me To Introduce the New Post Toasties You may have eaten "con Sakes" but you have never asted any tha oqual the New Post Toseties. These new Askes~ madam, are m and ,akey, and have a sbstane oautuie fSavour, a an and aest adt make them diti~ Dmit toy be sire in their waeetness, the New Post Toabies have a body and firmness that don't mn down when cream or ilk is added; and a tne i fvm a~ur tbg mn em sone feel tht hemre, at l, is somethin Teey new and good to eat. New Pot Toie-eesed dian corn, pepared for table as it was never pspared befor. S Your grocer has them now. Buy and Try and Sbie Awhile Ec-Zene Kills Eczema. Let u, prolr e It "'.,Lke Ili, ui,-titi -, 11 'our l)huggist drl(e. nt hay' i It. writ', t, :e'/ene Co. St Pail. Miinn \d% Milwaukee has install-d 1- "oI o billiard tables in its puitls ' h o hiildings Only One "HROMO QU'ININ[" To get the r n:: a Ine. (all f .r f:ll nea,:e. I 4. A. if E W ,i4l\.. iu:eiaCoda(tae . a). At a Theatrical Lodgings. Servant 011, mum.;: "lTh1( Z! pp elin 'ave rtle' ' Olhi Ladl ,V*ll, till '#-In w ,'evo al realdy let thy- ro ni.; ti thl I Broithelrs Egbcrt'--- lnd in ( pinion 'FALLING HAIR MEANS DANDRUFF IS ACTIVE Save Your Hair! Get a 25 Cent Bottle of Danderine Right Now-Also Stops Itching Scalp. Thi., brittle, colorless and scraggy hair is mute evidence of a neglected scalp; of dandruff-hat awful scurf. There is nothing so destructive to the hair as dandruff. It robs the hair of its luster, its strength and its very life; eventually producing a feverish ness and Itching of the scalp, liiuch if not remedied causes the hair r(;i ts to shrink, loosen and die-then the hair falls out fast. A little Danderine tonight-now-any time-will surely save your hair. Get a 25 cent bottle of Knowlton's Danderine from any store, and after Ithe first application your hair will take on that life, luster and luxuriance which is so beautiful. It will become wavy and fluffy and have the appear ance of abundance; an incomparable gloss and softness, but what will please you most will be after just a few weeks' use, when you will actual ly see a lot of fine, downy hair-new hair-growing all over the scalp. Adv. She Didn't Smile. The young woman had spent a busy day. She had browbeaten 14 salespeople, bullyragged a floorwalker, argued vic toriously with a milliner, laid down the law to a modiste, nipped In the bud a taxi chauffeur's attempt to over charge her, made a street car conduc tor stop the car in the middle of a block for her, discharged her maid and engaged another, and otherwise re fused to allow herself to be timpoed upses. Yet she did not smile that night when a young man bogged: "Let me be your protector through life!" Oiving Him Warning. "If you come home early this after noon. please go around the house and enter by the back door," said Mrs. Dodsworth. "What's on foot?' asked Mr. Dods "Nothin's on foot, thank heaven! I will entertaln the Browning club this afternoon and I don't want any object so Intensely material as you are to pro. tfae the soulful atmosphere we shall have created by several hours of study and recitation."-Birmingham Age Herald. A renzied financier-one who can borrow money from a bill collector. Sometimes matrimony turns love's sweet dream into a nightmare. "HELP WANTED" When the APPETITE IS POOR DIGESTION BAD LIVER LAZY BOWELS CLOGGED YOU SHOULD TRY HOSTETTER'S STOMACH BITTERS IT STRENGTHENS AND INVIG. ORATES THE ENTIRE SYSTEM its (aster for a a otuar. to, fo. any I tloan tlhanil it i k~',i, -l111b 1 tle 4 THIS IS THE AGE OF YOUTH. You will look ten years younger if you darken your ugly, grizzly. gray hairs by using "La Creole" Hair Dressing -Ad, Two Styles. 'An. t l I It 11T I: t -t 1.tpiri Son LADIES! -Take CAPUDINE For Aches. Pnainn and Nervousness. IT IS NOT A NARC('OTIC OR POP- Given quick relief-Try it.t-Av. Mrs. Murphy Fled. In a certain village in South Kil kenny there is a house the door of which must be raised a little to be opened. and for this purpose the hatch et is generally used. One night a knock was heard at the door and a boy was sent to know who was there "Who's there?" asked the youngster. "It's me," answered the person out side. The youngster, knowing the voice, shouted back in such a tone that the person outside could hear him: "Oh, mother, it's Mrs. Murphy; `et the hatchet." Needless to say, Mrs. Mwphy didn't wait. MeNo Need to Worry. She was a very recent bride and endeavorlag to keep house in the si proved lygienic maaner. Entering a strange bakery one day, she saw a huge eat put his paws on the 19w j show windows and vault lightly Is among the cakes. "Oh, look!" she exclaimed to the stout lady in charge. "Your cat!" "Dat is all right." soothingly replied the wide lady, with a wider smile. "Dat Is Henery. He will not eat any thing; he chust schnals 'em."--Hi' per's Magazine. Oh, Very Welli Biggs-What is your idea of the lon gevity of the ancients? Diggs-Well. I think being an am cient must have been a healthful oc cupation. Josef Hofman, the plantst, earns $2,5600 an hour. Whatever is ignorant is vulgar.