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TKI,, RICE BELT .JOURNAL.
WELSH PTG. CO., LTD., Pubs.
'tbe harem skirt ought to fool the
The farmer, ultike the consumer.
goes.to seed in the spring.
Soon again the housefly will engage
attention as an enemy to mankind.
Missouri has the corncob pipe ree
orN. This, however, is not regarded
.as a sporting event.
And the industrious cow has taken
,her place in the hall of fame beside
the lndustrious hen.
According to an English professor,
the human race is 170,000 years old. It
hasn't much sense for its age.
Now Wellesley proposes to raise
eats for laboratory purposes, why not
utilize them for the glee club, also?
The witchcraft of 200 years age Is
now called malignant animal magne
tinm, and it is the same old article.
Twenty-five million persons smoked
Missouri corncob pipes last year. and
half of them borrowed the tobacco.
Along with taxing bachelors why
not give away a marriage license de
luxe and a first payment on a parlor
At the same time we are forced to
admire the bravery of those young
women who walk abroad in harem
"Love is love," opines an expert
on heartology, name unknown. Like
wise pigs is pigs and prunes is
We see by the papers that France
Is facing a crisis. It strikes us that
facing crisis is a chronic disease in
We are told that Russia has hurled
another ultimatum at China. If the
czar keeps on he won't have any ulti"
Wagner In English is promised for:
next season. We can't understand
why. The words are always unintel
Three New Jersey "sportsmen" who
went out for fox hunting are on trial
for killing deer. Possibly New Jersey
rabbits wear horns.
The Los Angeles man who was seat
to jail for 30 days for smiling at a
strange woman evidently does not see
the point of the joke.
Automobiles to the number of 460.
000 are flitting here and there in this
country, but all their flitting does not
peduce the cost of mules.
The average life of a statesman is
said to be 71 years. This doesn't
necessarily conflict with the old the.
ory that the good die young.
Those Chicago crooks who stole a
600 pound safe in the dead of night
evidently missed their calling. They
should have been piano movers.
The Marquts of Landesdowne's Rem
brandt, valued at $500,000, may go in.
to the National gallery and then again
It may be brought to America.
An Illinois husband has offered a
reward of $25 for the return of his
missing wife. "That's all she is
worth," he says. That is love.
A Chicago professor says that lack
of money is the bane of wedlock. In
the matter of feeling this lack as a
bane, wedlock has plenty of company,
Nearly 2,000,000 brook trout try are
ready for planting in Wisconsia's
streams. They will probably develol)
'into 2,000,000 fish stories later ina the
/ Australians have perfected the milk.
lng machine so that it milks a hun.
dred cows in two hours. But the
milkmaid will continue to live li
The Boston young woman who
woeked eight years on her trousseau
must have had unusual, though not
rae founded, faith in the stability
of the styles.
A Montreeal doctor recently con
trfbted a pint of his own blood to
nve' the life of a patient. Some doe.
toars seem~. to be actuated by a siancere
desire to cu
T'he autocrats of fashion may soe
eej in makting women wear the uglly
TuRltlsh "harem"- dress, but no auto
crat now living will ever seeoed in
ebuttluag women up.
"I know not whore I am," clred a
poSeSe in one of the magainaes. ng.
lskir'dice of Am erica literautre wn
wooder phy she did not say: "1 hew
het whbeb I am at"
An Inglihb paper announces that
Amricans lack the sense of huaor.
This sounds likte the argument of the
aan who satisfes himself by exclaim.
lIag "You're another."
A Candfan highbrow tels ur that
Ieb temperature seven and a hat,
Imlles abhove the earth isa 0 deqsa
helow seno Let this be a warlala
. tbu lers of skyscrape
AN ARMISTICE OF FIVE-.DAYS
WAS SIGNED BY GENERALS MA
DEiO ANO N AVARRO.
Cessation of Hostilities Now On in
Mexico Pending Negotiations
E1 Paso, Tex.--. n ,armistice of five
days began at noon Sunday and af
fecting the district between Juares
and west of the latter city was made
effective Sunday in an exchange of
identical letters signed by General
Francisco I. Madero for the rebel4
and General Juan Navarro for the
The truce provides that there shall
be no movement of troops of either
side during the next five days and
that provisions and medicines may be
brought to either camp from the
American side without payment of
Ojinaga, where a small federal
force is besieged, is not covered in
the armistice, the insurrecto activi
ties in that district being largely in
dependent. However, the moral ef
fect of the cessation of hostilities in
Chihuahua is regarded as certain to
make settlements in other parts of
the country simple.
Actual peace negotiations preceded
the armistice. It was, of course,
known that a truce was agreeable to
Madero and that a telegram from the
City of Mexico informed General Ma
dero that General Navarro had been,
instructed by President Diaz to enter
into the pact.
Senora Madero's Intuition.
The concessions which the govern.
ment is willing to make were discuss
ed at the meeting by the various lead
ers and members of the peace mis
sion. Those present at the meeting
were Francisco Madero, father of the
reebl leader; the latter's brothers, Al
fonso, Gustavo and Raoul Madero;
Pascual Orozco, the original field
leader of the revolution; Pancho
Villa, former bandit and present!
stanch supporter of Madero; Giuseppe
Garibaldi, and General Madero and
his wife. She is accounted a warm
supporter of the proposition of taking
Juarez and then talking peace. Some
where in her intuitions she believes
her husband would be in a better po
sition to talk peace from Juarez than
from the hills around it.
It is said that President Diaz is
anxious to adopt every measure that
will insure the return of the soldiers
of the revolution to the farms and
shops, with the feeling that the gov
ernment at Mexico City is their gov
All telegrams which have been ex
changed in the pourp%rlers and all
documents in the case were handed
from one to the other and carefully
read by all, including Senora Madero.
Terms of Armistice.
The terms of the armistice are as
1. Both forces which operate in the
rectangle formed by the principal
points of Chihuahua, Juarez, Casas
Grandes and Minaca shall remain at
the points they actually occupy on the
Sunday (April 23) with neither side
advancing, nor the forwarding of re
2. All work on fortifications,
trenches, battlements of any and all
description, or the repairment of rail
roads or other military works shall be
3. It shall be permitted to bring in
by way of Juarez all provisions, for
age, clothing, medicine and other ne
cessities of life without payment of
duty. Intoxicating liquors are ex
cluded from this provision.
4. This armistice shall remain in ef.
feet five days, beginning Sunday at
12 o'clock noon.
6. Passes to and from camp shall
be granted to members of the Madero
family, peace commissioners, those
hauling supplies and others whose
legitimate duties require their pas
sage to and from camp. The form of
the pass shall be agreed upon.
Madero Signs First.
General Madero was the first to
sign the armistice. He placed it in
the hands of Oscar Braniff and Torlbio
E. Obergon, who rode on their mis
sion to Juarez. General Navarro then
signed an identical letter, with which
the messengers returned to the rebel
camp. Braniff is a wealthy resident
of the City of Mexico and an amateur
sportsman and aviator. Obregon is a
lawyer of the capital.
Texas Made Sugar.
8ugarland, Tex.-The Cunningham
Stagar Company refinery commenced
operations this week. The refinery
is running on a cargo of 15,000 bags
of raw sugar from Cuba, which is now
being received from Galveston, nine
ty cars being required for the ship
Pumps Oil and Water.
Alpine, Tex.-The mlndmll over
the water well at the Chambers hotel,
Marathon, has for severtal days be3n
Dumping water and petroleum alter
nately. There are fully thirty bar
rels ot ure lall In the tank ,
Money in Texas Onlons.
Laredo, Tex.-Returas from the
onion crop this year have passed the
$1,000,000 bark, and more to ship.
Over eleven hundred cars have been
shipped to date. Although the crop
is not as large as last year, the prices
$100,000 Cement Fire.
Cement, Okla-.-Jire which entail
ad an estimated loss of $100,000 8at
nrday destinyeJ the plant of the
Adem. Portladn4 Ceaent Company.
THE NEW MATINEE IDOL
opyri SY N TEXTHE EBILL ASSEI
OYSTER INDIUSTRY IN TEXAS 1THE RECIPROCITY BILL PASSEI
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO AID
IN ITS DEVELOPMENT.
Congressman Burleson Advises Fish
and Oyster Department Reefs
Will Be Platted.
Austin, Tex.-Practical assistance
is to be given the State of Texas in
developing the oyster industry of Tex
as by the Federal government, ac
cording to official information re
ceived by Chief Deputy Game War
den Emmet Smith. The entire Texas
coast is to be exploited by the gov
ernment with a view of platting the
oyster reefs. The work is to be done
by the department of commerce and
labor and the coast and geodetic sur
This information came from Con
gressman Burleson to Fish and Oyster
Commissioner Sterett, both being
very much interested in the develop
ment of the oyster industry in Texas.
In his letter to Commissioner
Sterett, Congressman Burleson writes:
"Herewith I beg to hand you letter
from the superintendent of the coast
and geodetic survey which explains
itself. I met one of the scientists
connected with this bureau a few
evenings ago and he informed me
that the triangulation work on the
Texas coast would be completed in
ample time to afford the bureau of
fisheries an opportunity to make their
biological survey under the appropria
tion carried for the current year,
provided the amount necessary for
this purpose is available. Please keep
in touch with me about this matter,
as I am anxious to have this biologi
cal surveying done at an early date as
The department is advised that the
government steamer Fishhawk, which
has been engaged in making sound
ings in the Mississippi sound for the
purpose of platting the oyster reefs
on a new chart, has completed its
labor and it is likely that this steamer
may be detailed on the work on the
Bank Buys Viaduct Bonds.
Houston, Tex.-Funds have been
provided for the construction of the
Main street viaduct across the bayou
which will connect and unite the
northern and southern halves of
Houston and work on the structure
will begin as quickly as the engineers
can perfect the plans and specifica
tions. The South Texas National
Bank of Houston has purchased the
entire bond issue of $500,000, which
was authorized several weeks ago by
the people of Houston, paying a pre
mium of $1,000 for-the issue.
Million Feet of Lumber.
Orange, Tex.--One of the largest
deals ever pulled off in Orange was
consummated Tuesday when the Mill
er-Link Lumber Company purchased
all of the timber of the Orange Lum
ber Company in their booms here en
route on Sabine river and contiguous
streams. It is understood that the
consideration in this deal was about
a quarter of a million dollars. There
are in the neighborhood of ten million
feet of lumber in the log booms in
the city now, with three or four times
that much in sight.
Arrested for Murder.
Corpus Christi, Tex.--N. W. El
more, formerly of Grayson county,
was arrested on his farni Friday by
Sheriff M. J., Wright of this county
on a warrant held by Sheriff R. L.
McAffee of Grayson county, charging
Elmore with murder in connection
with the death of John Price, wife,
five childrden and a young lady, stop
ping with Price's family, all of whom
perished in the fire of Price's home
on April 14, 1907, in Grayson county.
Houston, Tex.-The Trinity, Brazso
and Colorado are generally somewhat
higher, except in their upper portionus.
The Trinity will rise in the next few
days below along Lake and the Brasos
and Colorado in their lower portions.
First Train Service.
Trinity, Tex.-The Beaumont and
Great Northern railroad is now open
for traffle between Trinity and Wel
don, the first station ott of Trinity,
abolt twev. mlils.
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The Measure Enacted by a Vote of
265 to 89-Seventy-nine Repub
licans Vote No.
Washington. - After consistently
and relentlessly voting down more
than fifty amendments offered by re
publicans to the reciprocity bill, the
democratic leaders in the house
triumphantly carried through another
independent number on their legisla
tive program Friday by passing the
Canadian reciprocity bill by the over
whelming majority of 265 to 89. Only
ten democrats refused to follow their
leaders and support the measure,
while seventy-nine republicans, or
three more than a majority of the re
publican membership of the house,
stood out to the end against the
wishes of President Taft and voted
in the negative. All of the Texas
memnbers who were present voted for
the bill. The absentees were: Rep
resentatives Henry and Burgess, who
stand excused and paired, both being
out of the city.
The result is highly gratifying to
the democratic house leaders and es
pecially to Representative Under
wood, the chairman of the ways and
means committee, to whose skillful
handling of the reciprocity bill on the
floor and fair and impartial treat
ment of the republican opposition so
much of the credit for Friday's result
is due. Mr. Underwood placed no
limit on the debate and every man
of whatever faction or shade of opin
ion was given ample opportunity to
express himself and to offer amend
ments during the week that the dis
cussion has been in progress. Mr. Un
derwood's management of this bill,
the first of which he has had charge
of on the floor, as it was the first that
came from his committee on ways
and means, demonstrated that he is a.
splendid and skillful floor leader and
argues well for the other and more
important revenue bills that are soon
to come from the senate committee
for consideration by the house.
The ability of the democrats to
vote 218 out of their 228 members for
this bill, which was but a step in the
direction of the democratic position
on tariff reform, strengthens their
confidence in their ability to put
through the free list bill, which is the
next number on their tariff program.
Chicagoans Over Texas.
Waco, Tex.-Having traversed and
been duly impressed by a large por
tion of the black land belt of Texas,
the members of the delegation from
the Chicago Association of Commerce,.
which is touring Texas, closed an
eventful day Wednesday by attend
ing a banquet which was given in
their honor at the State house by
the business men of Waco. At the
close of the day's proceedings they
were free to admit that all they had
heard of the greatness and wealth of
Texas represented only a fraction of
Washington. - A government-op
erated mine, to be run not for profit,
but to obtain scientific data, will be
gin operation about May 1, when
the new experimental coal mining
plant at Brueeton, Pa., near Pitts
burg, is opened. Scientific men and
mining experts will experiment under
actual mining conditions to obtain for
the United States bureau of mines
information which they will try te
use in preventing loss of life.
Bitten by Mad Dog.
Bastrop, Tex.-Mrs. Theodore Gries
enbeck and three of her children were
bitten by a mad dog Tuesday. AU
were immediately taken to the Pas
teur Institute at Austin. The dog's
head was sent to the institute and
after an examination the physilan:
pronounced it a case of rabies.
Move to Obtain Pardon.
New York.-Beatea again and
again, but always hopeful, Albert T.
Patrick, who is serving a life term
In Sing Sing for the murder of Wil
liam Marsh Rice, has set on foot an
other move to obtain a pardon.
Anahuao Rice Acreage.
Anahuac, Tex.--The acreage plant
ed in rice on the Lone Star canal wili
be much reauced this year, not a=
ceedtns, P0o acres.
ALLtEGELD DYNAMlTERS JAILED[
CHARGED WITH THE DESTRUC
TION OF LOS ANGELES TIMES.
McNamara and McGonigle, Irrn Work
ers, Arrested, and Detectives Find
Explosives Hidden in Barn.
Indianapolis, lnd. -C('arged with
murder in connection with the exp!o
sion that wrecked the building of the
Los Angeles Times, October 1. 191o1
causing the death of twenty-one per
sons, John J. McNamara, secretary
treasurer of the International Associa
tion of Bridge and Structural Work
ers, was arrested Saturday at the
headquarters of the organization in
Indianapolis. The warrant for his
arrest was based on an indictment
found by a grand jury at lhos Angeles
and was served by William J. Burns,
a New York detective.
Responsibility for other destructive
explosions in diflerent parts of the
country would be placed as the re
suit of an investigation now in prog
ress, Burns said. He added that J.
B. McNamara, brother of John and
Otto McGonigle, were detained by the
police in Chicago as having knowl
edge of the circumstances of the Los
Angeles Times explosion.
"This is the beginning of one of the
most important criminal prosecutions
the country has ever known,' Burns
After the arrest of McNamara,
Burns and other detectives searched
the offices of the Association of
Bridge and Structural Iron Workers
and detained three other officers of
the association during the examina
tion of papers.
When detectives entered the offices
a session of the executive board was
Attending it were F. N. Ryan of
Chicago, president; H. W. Legenter,
vice president; S. A. Cooley, New Or
leans; E. A. Clancy, San Francisco;
M. J. Young, Boston, and J .L. Butler,
Buffalo. These men were permitted
to leave the office afterward. The de
tectives declined to say whether they
had collected evidence against Mc
Namara in their examination of the
Charges Against McNamara.
The warrant against McNamara
charged him specifically with murder
in complicity in the dynamiting of
the Los Angeles Times building, and
further alleges he was implicated in
an explosion at the Llewellyn Iron
Works, Los Angeles, December 24,
1910. Detective Burns, in a statement
after the arrest of McNamara, said
further developments were expected
to disclose the perpetrators of explo
sions directed against employers in
this city, at Omaha, Neb.; Columbus,
Ind., and other places.
Detective Burns, Superintendent of
Police Hyland and Chief of Detectives
Holtz Sunday night found seventeen
sticks of dynamite and two quart
cans of nitroglycerin in a barn owned
by T. H. Jones, a structural Iron work.
er, and located near the city, which
Jones says was placed there last Jan
uary by McNamara.
Burns says Otto McGonigle, who
was arrested in Detroit, told him
where these explosives iould be
found, and it was upon this informa
tion that the search was made. The
dynamite and nitroglycerin were
buried under sawdust in the barn.
Jones, the owner of the barn, says
the explosives were placed there last
January and that, McNamara and
other men made various trips to the
barn with suit cases, but he did not
know the purpose of the visits. Jones I
says McNamara rented the barn and
paid, him $25 a month for its use.
It is about three-quarters of a mile
west of the city.
Mrs. Scott Elect-d.
Washington.- Mrs. Matthew T.
Scott of Illinois Saturday was de
clared re-elected president general of
the Daughters of the American Rev
olution for the next two years. Of
the 1086 votes cast, Mrs. Scott re
ceived 614; her opponent, Mrs. Wil
liam Storey of New York, 466, and
six of the ballots were blank as to
choice for the president general. The
tellers spent almost twenty-four hours
in counting the vote and the result.
Planting Pecan Trees. 1
Jourdanton, Tex,-W. M. Wilson,
a prosperous farmer of the Tobey
section, planted out forty-two young
pecan trees about February 1, and he
stated that every tree was living and
a great many of them blooming. This
planting was only for an experiment,
but as they did so well, he will plant
out several hundred more next win
Drill In Stratum of Rock.
Colmesnell, Tex.-Reports that the
Kountze Bros; well, three miles north
east of Rock Island, is down to a
depth of 3,000 feet and the drill in
a stratum of solid rock. They have
one well there that is furnishing oil
for fuel in drilling the prelent well.
Liberty County Roads.
Liberty, Tex.-A petition was Tues
day presested to the county commis
stoners court asking that an election
be called in the Dayton precinct to
vote on a bond iessue of $276,000 for
Hygiene Congress Delegated.
Austin, Tex.-The governor has
named Dr. J. M. Loving of Austin as
an additional delegate to the fifteenth
dannal international congres- on y
glene, wblch coavenm at Washington
on Septiober S,.
Speechmaking by Wm. J. Bryan an :
Senator Meachum--Six Thou.d
sand People on Grounds.
llunllt- , ,' Ix.--Forty-seven year,
ihae I,;:s,. O.n(.e General Sam Hour.
tlll ,.; ih ,it to rest in the burial
iounub, n ar Huntsville Nearly a!
/a " .intl had gone before his mein.
of.\ .s, honuored with a tablet of
stolie, but. a: Senator Meachumn sai
Friday tlhat memory will live long
after the slabs of granite erected in
Its htonor hal, crumbled into dust.
And it \~a.- befitting that, though lonr
delayed, tche honoring of that ille .
'triouls .sohlier, orator, statesman and
hero .houlit be consummated on this;
the sevei.t iftilth anniversary of the
great and dlecisive conflict of San Ja
cinto. It was here that General Ho<.
ton li\ed and flied, and it was meet
and proper that his remains should
rest where he " as loved, honored and
'There were iose to aix thousand
people rgathelred at Hlouston's grave
to pay tribute to his name. It was
anl occasion long to be remembered.
The nation's most gifted orator came
and sang the, praises of the departed
in those sihl,,r tones which alternate.
ly moved the crowd from one ex.
treme to the other--Colonel William
Jennings Bryan was at his best. lie
had acquired a large amount of Tex .c
as history arnd personal accoaptish- .
ments of General Houston, and rave
them to the crowd in words and :a
forensic powers that could not be
surpassed. lHe was cheered time mand
Senator .McIonald Meachum, the. ,
gifted legislator from Grimes county,.
he who drew the bill making the.
appropriation for the monument, held,
the attention of the great audience#
in a remnarkable manner, and wU'
given a;n o rattion. lie, too, recited
the deeds of Houston.
()n the platform were the attend:
ing Daughters of the Republic, the
guests of honor and four epeeisaly
invited ieterans of the army of the
republic of Texas, Alonzo Steel, W.
'. 'Zuber, J. M1. Darlington and J. IL
Scott. Messrs. Steel and Zuber ar'.
veterans of San Jacinto. Captal_,
Zuber was with the army during tbhe.
battle, and had the important Iatlu:i
ment of guarding the wagon train.`
which had the supplies and amuiln .
WILL DEVELOP 50,000 ACESt
in Texas, and Tw) Million-Dolla.
Concern Incorporated in St Louis
for that Purpose.
St. Louis, Mo.--Control and dear
opment of 90,000 acres of timber ad
agricultural land in Texas, Missour
and Georgia is the plan of the Sy*;
Matthews Investment Company, wbick
was incorporated with a capital o
$2,000,000. The company's stockholi
ers are restricted to Missouri .bak
ers of St. Louis, Sikeston and Jae';
The land acquired by the Au
tion has been owned by A. R BJ-t
& Sons of St. Louis. It consists ot
26,000 acres of hardwood timber
Georgia, located chiefly in tu
county, but extending into
Townes and Lumpkin countll; U
000 acres of agricultural Isat
Zavala county, Texas, and 4,00 W
of cotton plantation in Duncan
ty, Missouri, alut sixteen
south of Kennett. The compafl
build a railroad forty miles 10mg
Georgia, from Gainesvllle to
son, to tarnsport the hardwo0od
also will erect a saw mill.
ments have been made in New
City to finance an irrigation
on the Texas property.
Austin, Tex.-The sttorsey
oral's department Monday a
for registration the following
Jackson county road and
bonds, $100,000 twenty-forties at $
Burnet county bridge bond,
000 five-forties at 4½ per ett. -
(City of Canadian street Il
ment bonds, 10,000 twenty-fo4uri
5 per cent.
Building Anahuac Roeads.---.
Anahuac, Tex.-Work is
rapidly pushed on the roads $i
two precincts that recently
bonds for road improvemetL
commissioners court has orde
election to be held June 10 tO
on a bond issue of $43,000 fa'
purpose of building a court ho --J
jail at Anahuac.
Abandon Well, Develop Wla~t rn
Yoakum, Tex.-Arter golag:
2,460 feet all hope of developl.
Yoakum Improvement ComP5~
well as an oil or gas prodlO
been abandoned and they will a .
to develop a good flow of W1St4
was struck at 1,800 feet. Oo1 -
cations of both oil and p5
found in the well, but never 1
Homneseekers at Bro lI
homeseekers, two destined i.
Juan and one for Pharr,
the valley Saturday. The th*
contained about a hundre
Alvin Has Ice Plal'.
AIVla, Tex'-The Alvin Ice
Storage Company turned
first eice Monday. A cordial
was extended the public to
plant to see the msiachi e.I
.4L~~k ~ i:Ir