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TKe Sentinel. Official Journal of the Parish of Lafoureke and Guardian of tiie Interest of the Town. VOL- XIV THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 1911. NO. 11. pifTLESHIP LAUNCHED ksr" !,rar w«Launched Without Hitch— Misa u con With Unerring A/m, Smash e d Bottle of Champagne. Pa. -Amid the tooting j'ttfTJes, the ringing of beils and tadwers ° £ thousands of spectators, ftettleshiP Arkansas, the largest luting 8 U P €Ver constructeci iu this Btr r was launched from the yard jffejfeff York Shipbuilding Com Camden, N. J. Saturday. Miss Macon, daughter of Congress Z Robert B. Macon or Arkansas, th e sponsor and smashed a bottle agniuftt the great prow \shiv as JTslid awây Irpm 'was launched' without anû was pronounced by Secre iTrf the Navy Meyer, who headed tie official launching party, one of the mH juccessful he had ever seen. He «jèratulated Miss Macon for the ex teltoit way in which she performed ter part of the ceremony. jte Arkansas is about 20 per cent gwpleted and will be delivered to the «»«rnment not later than May 25, mi «•hen complete the Arkansas will ! jure tb« greatest gun power in broad s tide fire of any ship afloat. The main srmament will consist of twelve 12 !sch breech-loading guns mounted in Ö heavy armor protected turrets. For Wense against torpedo boat attacks ^•e will be a battery of twenty-one Hsch rapid-fire guns. There will al « he two submerged torpedo tubes ad ten small guns. The total weight i broadside fire will be about 11,000 pound«. The armor belts will have ia average thickness of three inches, fte Arkansas will be turbine driven si will have 28,000 horsepower. The mel will be fitted for a flagship and hr complement will consist of 85 offi m tnd 1,030 men. The keel of the Irkinww was laid last January and at pretest the ship is about 20 per cent »pleted. There was doubt in the minds of « m of the spectators as to the con tests of the beribbcmed bottle Miss ïacon held. Some people in Arkansas tasted her to use water from her na jre state, but she would have what m the shipbuilding company gave iff. - When the critical moment arrived Sin Macon crashed the bottle over tit nose of the ship, and all doubt as io the character of the fluid was dis peMm fte champagne foamed out. The principal dimensions of the lat st and largest addition to the navy ire: Length over all, 562 feet; beam wer armor, 93 feet 2 5-8 inches; draft, 21 (eet 6 inches ; displacement, 26,000 ions. The contract for the ship calls for »speedof 20 1-2 knots an hour. Charters Filed, Austin, Tex.—Chartered: The So îiety of Orioles. Port Arthur; no capi tal stock. Incorporators: R. F. Lane, H. C. Gary and M. A. Thomas. Hof minn Dry Goods Company, Mason, Msson county; capital stock, $12,000. latorporators: William Holmann, D. ff. Holmann and C. D. McMilan. Lone Star Poultry Association, San Antonio; capital stock, $250. Incorporators: S. Root, B. C. Walsch, T. C. Srown and others. Memphis Pressed Brick Company, Memphis, Hall coun tj; capital stock, $50,000. Incorpora tors: J. S. Cobb, J. W. Massey and J. % Greenwood. Shive-Napier Imple 9«nt Company, Chillicothe, Harden county; capital stock, $10,000. Incor porators: Thomas H. Shive, Samuel Napier and J. M. Napier. Celina Bectric Light and Power Company, Celina, Collin county; capital stock, 8,000. Incorporators: W. I. Bryan, ® A. Langford and V. L. Patrick. Forty Perish in Hurricane. Victoria, B. C.—Sixty-seven pearling 'easels were wrecked and forty lives •«re lost as a result of a hurricane »I Western Australia in December, according to advices brougüt by the •te*mer Makura Wednesday. Broone, ^quarters of the pearling fleet, is * «eue of desolation, many buildings fctfag been destroyed by the storm. Wedded in Balloon. San Antonio, Tex.—Soaring 800 feet *toftin a captive balloon, Miss S. Ma foShelton and W. Walter Stowe were Btfted in marriage by Rev. J. H. Ad jj®* of the Cumberland Presbyterian <«wch Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Stowe Jetted, to disclosed their former resi J® 1 *, but are in San Antonio for the *®tsr. Sale of Black Ranch. Antonio, Tex.— Negotiations •er e concluded for the sale of the "Wk ranch, in La Salle County. The «asideration was $400,900. The ranch ttnsista of 23.000 acre? and lies along Nueces River. Tt is now being «tched for irrigation. Tne ranch is o*ned by Colonel J. R. Black, a pio ®eer settler of that section. New Well Causes Excitement. Plainvie*, Tex.—Final test of the T - ion w eB, five miles west of Plain continuous capacity of plions per minute in twenty-four JJJ* le ft-1 It is still running and » BUI ^ e ' s ?*tting stronger; depth 130 ■ kreat excitement prevails. Another \# e |l Near Bay City. Ttï -— Producer No. 3 is oU !t gUS ^ er t0 come in at the well »ni beiBg es timated that this make J ,000 barrels per day. THE SATSUMA EMBRACES BIS PROFITS Native Trees Produce Valuable Crops and Are Hardy—Demand Promises to Be Equal to Supply. League City, Tex.—The orange crop in the coast section was gathered, sold and shipped before Christmas, and the shippers claim that the demand was over ten times greater than the crop, in two years more nearly all the large commercial groves wild be in fruit, and the shipments from this and many oth er points in the citrus belt will be very large. If we take the past few years since the Satsuma orange began mak ing its appearance on the nearby mar kets as a criterion for the demand that will follow, this fruit will all be sold before the end of each year, and al most before the first California crop is put on the markets here. As to the productiveness ad value of this Sraifc^» a «fcaUMrtent is furnished by one of the growers in this district, Mr. Charles Shadel, who is manager of the ten acre grove formerly owned by Mr. Yar borough. He says: "From one acre of 5-year-old trees I gathered and sold $1,225.32 of fruit. This was my gross sales. My expenses for picking, crates, etc., was $157.27, leaving me a net pro fit of $1,068.05." Mr. Shadel has only one acre of 5-year-old trees, the bal ance of the grove being young trees. Last year these same trees, then only 4 years old, netted the owner $650 for the one acre. There are trees here now that are producing large crops that are over 15 years old. These trees have stood the winters long enough to demon strate that it will take some harder win ters than were ever experienced in the past fifteen years to do them sufficient injury to check the progress now made and being made in this industry. OIL WELL FLOWS 17,000 BARRELS The Vinton, La., Field Also Made Gush er of a Prospect and Brought in a Pumper. Lake Charles.—The Stewart Oil Company's well on the Vincent tract in the Vinton field came in Saturday with a yield equal to the best showing ever made at Spindle Top or Jennings. Its flow was estimated at 17,000 bar rels a day and is growing stronger. While the owners had prepared earth ern tanks in anticipation or a strike, their tankage was inadequate, vertisements for 100 teams to con struct more storage tanks were wired to Lake Charles, Orange and eBaumont papers this evening. The well belongs to a (ompany of Baton Rouge people. The W 7 ilson prospect on the Vincent tract has developed into a gusner, and yielding at the rate of more than five thousand barrels a day. The Produc ers' test in which a blowout occurred two weeks ago, came in as a pumping proposition. Statewide Campaign Committee Active. Houston. Tex.—With the election of Tom C. Swope of Houston as secretary of the campaign committee of the Statewide prohibitionists, the ball will begin to roll in dead earnest on that side of the coming campaign. The pros have secured ample quarters In the Scanlan Building, corner of Main and Preston streets, Houston, ana the offices have been furnished and equip ped in every way to facilitate the ra pid handling of the work. Mrs. Fran ces McMinda, an office woman of much experience in campaigning, has been installed and Colonel Thomas H. Ball, chairman, will spend much of his time in the office. Secretary Swope has put into the hands of the printers orders for 100,000 copies of the platform adopted by the mass convention of pro hibitionists at Fort Worth and 100,000 copies of Judge Poindexter's speech on "Local Self-Government," it being intended to give these two documents the widest possible circulation. A strenuous appeal is being sent out to all prohibitionists, urging them to pay their poll tax, and for ail of the young men and old men to secure their ex emption papers. Guerrero Met Death. San Antonio, Tex.— Praxides G. Gu errero, who was in San Antonio a year ago in Jail, charged with viola tion of the neutrality law, but whom the jury failed to convict, was killed a few days ago at Janos, state of ChihXiahua, by the Mexican troops. He was one of the insurgent leaders. New Insurance Charter Filed. Austin, Tex.—The State Live Stock Insurance Company of Marshall Wed nesday filed its charter with the com missioner of insurance and banking^ The new company is capitalized at $25,000, and the incorporaiors are M. Turney, Charles Cobb, Jr., and John Copeland. Miners Eaten by Wolves. Seattle, Wash.—Several residents of the west coast of Prince of Wales Island, Southeastern Alaska, have been killed and eaten by wolves dur ing the past year, according to Charles A. Sulzer, a brother of Congressman Sulzer of New York, who has just re turned from the North. County Progressiveness Kountze, Tex.—An election held throughout the county Saturday re sulted in a large majority in favor of i, n issue of $100,000 road bonds for the purpose of building a complete system of public roads through the county. Prosperous Dairy Farming. Paris, Tex.—Mrs. D. M. Shaw, liv ing a mile northeast of Roxton, made 244 pounds of butter from one cow last year and got 244 dozen eggs from thirty hens. 1 DEATH IN THE AI! m $ 1 40* ■p-n (Copyright, 1911.) TWENTY MEXICANS KILLED IN BATTLE TO 0R6AÜIZE 61RLS' TOMATO CLUBS Eighteen Insurgents Held at Bay Sev enty Rurales and Seventy Infan try Soldiers. Comstock, Texas,—More than twen ty men were killed in a desperate bat tle between the Mexican federal sol diers and a small party of revolution ists on the bank of the Rio Grande, op posite Comstock Thursday. The in surgents had only eighteen men and for three hours they held at bay seven ty rurales and seventy infantry sol diers. When darkness ended the bat fle the insurgents held the field and the federal troops withdrew a couple of miles and camped. v The revolu tionists left a couple of hours later for their mountain headquarters, fifty miles away, carrying their wounded with them. Of the eighteen insurgents two were killed and seven wounded. E. S. O'Reilly, an Associated Press correspondent with the insurgents, re ceived a slight wound in tne thigh. The determined stand of the handful of insurgents has never been equaled in border warfare. Twice the rurales charged the insurgents' position, once coming within fifty yards, but each time they were repulsed. Eighteen soldiers were carried from the field during the battle. The arrival of twenty more insur gents in the last few minutes of the fight saved the defenders and prevent ed what would probably have been a massacre of the little band. The orig inal party of insurgents numDered for ty men. They had been en a raid through the district south of Las Va cas, securng horses and recruits. For two days a party of seventy rurales had chased the band of insurgents and the night of the 10th the party made their way to thf river to water their jaded hourses and rest, think ing that they had eluded the govern ment forces. The next morning twenty of the band started for a ranch about twelve miles away in order to secure a fresh supply of horses. The camp of the revolutionists was discovered and a company of seventy infantry soldiers was mounted and sent to the support of the squadron of ruralc-s. When they approached the camp of the insurrec tos preparations were made to give them a tot reception. Only twenty men were in the camp at the time and two of these were set at work packing extra ammunition and rifles on mule back. The eighteen remaining insurgents took position in a line drawn across the trail of the advancing soldiers. The firing commenced at a distance of about 300 yards. The insurgents pour ed volley after volley from their 30 caiiber guns into the enemy and three soldiers fell. The soldiers replied with the Mauser carbines and the bat tle started like a roll from a snare drum. Large Acreage in Potatoes. Wharton, Tex.—Mr. A. Lincoln, whose farm is located near Wharton, expects to plant 250 "acres in Irish po tatoes, 75 to onions to 400 to corn. Last year Mr. Lincoln planted 10 acres in onions and 100 acres in Irish potatoes, and he gathered 900 crates of onions and about fifty bushels of potatoes to the acre. The fine soils of Wharton County, where the seasons are gener ally good, make it an excellent section in which to engage in general diversi fied farming. Garden Truck Killed. Angleton, Tex.—A number of those who have acres in oranges say that they do not think the Satsuma or anges are damaged very badly, but there is no question about the young and tender twigs being killed. Some of the Dugat oranges are damaged con siderably, but those who are in a po sition to know gay that they do not think but few, if any, of tne Dugat oranges are killed entirely. All gar den truck was completely killed. Sold Two Thousand Bags. Crowley.—The Southern Rice Grow ers' Association this week sold 2,000 sacks of rough at $2.79. The rough myket is somewhat duller. Several small lots being offered by the asso ciation. First Car of Cabbage. Brownsville, Tex.—The first car of cabbage to leave the lower Rio Grande Valley outside of Brownsville was shipped from Bixby, a point on tue branch line Saturday. Work On Similar Plan of Boys' Corn Clubs—Federal Department of Ag riculture Behind Movement. Washington—The department of agriculture announces a plan to inter est girls in the details of track garden ing as it has interested the boys of the farms in improved corn gr#wing. The plan is to begin by encouraging girls through contests, similar id the corn growing contests for boys, to raise to matoes. The method is the samt that has been pursued with the boys The girls are to be taught the principes of seed selection and then encouraged to use good seed. The result was fine in the two counties where the experiment was first tried, and the girls raised from two to four times the average crop of the locality. They were taught, too, how the roots of the tomatoes developed and what sort of cultivation they needed and when. Doing the work in the right way took more attention and intelli gent effort, but little more actual la bor, than the old "hit and miss" meth od. One of the first experiments was made near Asheville, N. jc. Many of the girls made enough pin money to convince themselves there was a good business in raising tomatoes and can ning them. Their elders also saw that the home garden plat could be cut in half and still raise twice as much stuff as before, if it were worked in the proper wr«-. The work has spread now so that next season in all probability there will be a general competition, and the girls' tomato clabs will rank with the boys' corn clubs as object lessons to the Southern farmer, showing what his land and climate will do for him with proper attention. It is all work ing to the end aimed at by Secretary Wilson—increasing the value of the Southern acreage. In speaking of the work he said: "Let us show the world what land in the South cpn really do and its value will raise in the market and there will be a rush of people to get hold of land that is now lying Idle." Increase Truck Acreage. Berclair, Tex.—Farmers have taken advantage of the good weather since the holidays and are about through breaking lands. The most progressive farmers have learned the wisdom oi diversification and a largely increas ed acreage will be planted in truck this season. Much new land is being put in cultivation and both the cotton and corn acreage will be largely in creased. Haitian Loan Approved. Washington.—The state department has finally given its consent to the Haitian loan and the creation of the National Bank of Haiti, instead of the exsting French bank. This bank will take up the outstanding external debt of Haiti, amounting to about $11,000, 000, and will reimburse itself by de ductions from the customs revenues during a period of years. Armed Guards on Trains. Salt Lake City, Utah.—Bandits who are ambitious to hold up passenger trains on the Utah division of the Un ion Pacific will encounter the most im proved rifles in the hands of men who know how to use them. Under an or der from the division superintendent, effective Thursday, every passenger train will carry an armed guard. Bond Election Carried. Gainesville, Tex.—At an election oa Tuesday to see whether or not tha city should issue $150,000 worth of bonds with which to purchase the Gainesville waterworks, the bond3 car ried with only twenty-six dissenting votes. The bonds will bear 5 per cent interest. Shipped Car of Featheis. Brenham, Tex.—A local firm who have been shipping dressed turkeys to Northern markets, shipped out a carload of feathers to Chicago Satur day. The feathers weighed 12,000 pounds and represented the pluckings from about 20,000 of the birds. Burns Were Fatal. Johnson City, 4 Tex.—Mrs. George Holden, who was seriously burned a few days ago, died Tuesday from the effects. NEWS AS IT HAPPENS «ATIONAL, STATE, FOREIGN. Ol» INTEREST TO READERS. THE WHOLE WEEK'S OOiNGS Short Mention of Interesting Happerv <nfls From Day to D«y Through out the World. WASHINGTON. The postoffice appropriation bill, carrying $253,000,000, was completed by the house committee on postot'fices Saturday. The amount carried by the bill is an increase çf $10,000,000 over the laet appropriation, and 42,OOD$0Q of it is to meet deficiencies. There is nothing in the bill as to second-class mall form or-parcels post. The Ellerbe bill relating to alcohol or high-proof spirits withdrawn free of tax for the United States was Saturday ordered favorably reported to the house after a hearing at which Com missioner of Internal Revenue Cabell indorsed the measure. The bill pro vides that such spirits for the govern ment's use may be drawn off on any exception of such bonds and regula tions to be prescribed by the secre tary of the treasury. The increase of membership in the house of representatives to 433 will re sult in the domination of that body by parliamentary or political rings, in the opinion of the census committee of the house. A report made by Chairman Crumpacker favoring reapportionment makes it clear that the committee does not fear such an outcome. An immediate appropriation of $5-, 000,000 for Panama Canal fortifications to be taken out of a total appropriation of $12,475,328 for Panama defenses, was asked of congress Friday by the war department. The president sent a special message to congress recom j mending its approval. A message providing for a limited parcels post on rural free delivery ; routes Saturday was reported favor i ably to the senate from the committee I on postoffices and post roads. The re I port was presented by Senator Bur | rows and was the unanimous action of j the committee. i In spite of the effort of Senator Hale i to prevent its consideration, the senate j Friday voted down, 43 to 17, his mo ! tion to adjourn and took up the Borah j resolution, amending the constiution so as to provide "for the election of United States senators by direct vote of the people. After an hour's debate the senate went into executive session, but Senator Borah declared he would tall up the resolution in the immediate future and would press it. During the consideration of a num ber of private pension bills in the house Friday, Representative Austin of Tennessee protested against the treat ment which he said veterans of thé Spanish-American war are receiving by the committee on invalid pensions. Mr. Austin said that a pension of $6 a month fixed for Spanish-American war soldiers who were disabled or who contracted disease in the line of duty, was little short of insult. The Gardiner bill, which would pro hibit the admission into the United States of any illiterate aliens over 14 years old, was Saturday reported fa vorably to the house by the committee on immigration. DOMESTIC. A new fertilizer law, which is the result of a number ot conferences, which has the stamp of approval of Dr. G. S. Fraps, the state chemist of Texas, who administers the law, and which has been approved by the attor ney general as to form, is to be offer ed in the house of representatives by Judge T. D. Rowell of Jefferson and in the senate by Hon. J. R. Astin of Brazos County during the present ses sion of the legislature. Rear Admiral Chauncey M. Thomas, commander of the second squadron of the Pacific fleet, arrived at San Fran cisco on his flagship, the California, Saturday after a hurried trip from San ta Barbara. Admiral Thomas at once relieved Rear Admiral Edward B. Bar ry as commander-in-chief of the Paci fic fleet in pursuance of orders receiv ed from the navy department. Admi ral Barry has requested immediate re tirement from the service under the rule of more than forty years* service. Storming the jail at Shelbyville, Ky., Sunday a mob composed of less than one hundred men seized and lynched three negroes, one of whom were charged with assaulting white girls ard the third sentenced for the mur der of his wife and held in jail until the day for his execution could be set. The three were lynched in different places, and what at first seemed to be a single lynching was found to be a triple one only with the finding of the three bodies. The returns on the deep water bond issue for Houston show that the vote on the proposition stands 6,089 for and 461 against. Michael Kousminsky, .nephew of the late Count Tolstoi, who came to New York from Russia ten days ago to sell his uncle's estate to Andrew Carnegie announces that a group of United States bankers and manufacturers have oifered to take the property un der certain conditions. Mr. Carnegie declined to buy the estate on the ground that Russia was a long way from New York and that all his time was taken up by his other philanthro pic schemes. The estate includes about 750 acres of rich agricultural land and is valued at $1,500,000. Charles S. Hyde, New York City's chamberlain, missing for thirty-eight days, came back to town from Florida Sunday and alighted from bis train jauntily, calm and smiling. Of the clos ing of the two banks containing $800, 000 in city funds of which he was cus todian he would say nothing. Of the graft investigation now adjourned he talked more freely. Briefly, as far as he was concerned, it was "all bosh." Nine out of every ten strikes are due to the employers' assistants, not to any question of the money involved, is the opinion of Andrew Carnegie. Mr. Carnegie said so Saturday in address ing the delegates to the National Civic Federation. "The more capital does for labor, the more proflt the employer makes," said Mr. Carnegie. "I have not had any strikes in twenty-six years. 1 have not let any one have anything to say abdut labor Tex Rickard, who jointly with Jack Gleason, promoted the Jeffries-Johnson contest in Reno last July, is contem plating a return engagement between the two heavyweights. He already has the promise of Johnson to sign up for the bout and he is gradually work ing to the point where he expects'to secure the consent of Jeffries. Notwithstanding the dullness In the wool manufacturing trade during the past year comparatively small amounts of raw or finished goods are hanging over the Boston market and the feel ing generally is far from pessimistic. Authorities estimate that over 100, 000,000 pounds of wool remain unsold. Boston probably has not over 65,000, 000 pounds. It is figured that n>§xt year's clip will not be over 200,000,000 pounds, and may be 25,000,000 to 50, 900,000 pounds below the average. Fifteen thousand dollars loss was caused by a fire which destroyed the gin plant owned by J. M. Powell & Son at Avalon, Texas. The gin had not been in operation for several days. How the flames broke out is a mystery. The plant was insured for about one half of its value. Captain Robert E. Peary, the Arctic explorer, was on Thursday formally jpheld in his claim for congressional recognition at the hands of a subcom mittee of the house 'committee on na val affairs. The subcommittee at an 5xecutive session, from which the two principal opponents of Captain Peary, ; Messrs. Roberts and Macon, were ab- | sent, made a favorable report to the full committee on the Bates bill, which j extends the thanks of congress to Peary and retires him with the rank 3f a rear admiral in the engineer corps Df the navy. A number of resolutions were intro- i luced and adopted during the recent j session of the American National Live 3tock Association at Fort Wortlî. The principal one passed upon by the as sociation opposed the freight rate ad vances desired by the railroads of the United States; indorsed action of the interstate commerce commission in suspending the general advances of rates, and favored placing the burden pf proof of such rates on the roads. Rembradt's most famous picture, "The Night Watch," was badly dam aged at Rotterdam Friday by a dis charged naval cook named Sigrist, who entered the Rijks Museum and with a knife deliberately slashed the mas terpiece. Sigrist, who was arrested, declared that his vandalism was an act of vengeance against tne state because of his discharge from the navy. foreign! Reports from Harbin say the Chi Aese there are vigorously opposing the summary disposition of the bodies of those who have died from the bubonic plague. The authorities dare not burn them, the people desiring that they remain intact so their ancestors may recognize them in the future life. They also oppose the burning of houses, some of which contain the bodies of en- . tire families. Some of the corpses j have remained in the city for days, but ■ they are now being taken to the open j country, where trenches for their in terment have been provided. "We do not expect any more en gagement between the federal forces and the revolutionists in the state of Chihuahua," said a government official who is close to the president of Mex ico. "But," he added, "there may be some encounters of a minor nature that could hardly be dignified with the term fight. The reason for this is that the men who have taken up arms against the constituted authorities of Mexico have become scattered, dis heartened, and knowing that their cause is lost they prefer to get out of, their predicaments in the best way they can." The speech of M. Pichon is regard ed with much satisfaction in semi-of ficial circles in Germany. An assur ance of the French minister of for eign affairs in his address to the cham ber that France intends to respect fully the Moroccan agreements is wel comed in Berlin, The Franco -Liberian treaty, the rati fication of which was the French ap proval of the American plan to re-es tablish the finances of Liberia, was signed in Paris Friday at the foreign office. Eighteen persons were killed and twenty-four others wounded during Friday's rioting in Bombay. As usual the occasion of the Muharram festival brought about a clash betwen Sun nites and the Shiahs, and troops called out to restore order fired several vol leys into the mob. Late advices from Colombia confirm the previous report that the mission of Dr. Carlos Mendoza at Bogota has failed. Dr. Mendoza, acting as a spe cial commissioner of the ranama gov ernment, went to Colombia about a month ago to negotiate a treaty. SPEAKER GANNON DEFEATED STIRRING SCENES OF LAST SES SION RE-ENACTED. Speaker Made Attempt to overthrow New Rule Made by Democrats and Insurgents. Washington.—The stirring scenes of the last session of congress, when the house overthrew Speaker Cannon and took the making of its rules into its own hands, were re-enacted in part on the floor of the house Monday. Threatened with what they believed to be an effort to "draw the teeth" of one of the most important of the new rules, democrats and Insurgents joined in the defeat of the speaker. By a vote of 145 to 126 the combined forces rallied to the support of Representa tive Fitzgerald (democrat) of New York, and sustained him in his appeal from the speaker's ruling. The fight developed as the result of the second attempt to use the new rule which gives the house power to dis charge a committee from further con sideration of a bill that has been refer red to it. The insurgents and demo crats believed this rule was ironclad; that as soon as the considération of bill j by unanimous consent had been concluded an every first and third Monday of the month the house was bound by the new rule to take up the motions to discharge committees from the custody of specified bills. When the moment arrived, however, Speaker Cannon gave recognition to Representative Hull of Iowa, chairman of the military affairs committee. Mr. Hull moved that the house resolve it self into a committee of the whole and take up the consideration of the military appropriation bill upon which it had been working last week. There was an immediate rallying of forces aud stiffening of ranks from the insurgents and democrats. Mr. Fitzger ald insisted upon the consideration of a motion to discharge a .committee which was upon the calendar. Speaker Cannon declined to give Mr. Fitzgerald the preference, but said he would be glad to consider a point of or der if Mr. Gitzgerald wanted to make it. The democratic member declared he did not have to make a point of order; that it was his right to recognition un der the new rule without raising any point of order against the speaker's ac tion. "You will overrule if I make a point of order," said Mr. Fitzgerald. Insurgents, democrats and regulars Jumped into the free debate that fol lowed. On the speaker's»refusal to rec ognize Mr. Fitzgerald, the latter was finally forced to make a point of order against the taking up of the army ap propriation bill. The speaker had his ruling on the point prepared in advance and read from manuscript. He held the new rule did not make it mandatory upon the house to take up the motions to dis charge a committee; that it simply made such motions in order, if the house desired to take them up. Upon this basis the speaker held that Mr. Hull and the army appropria tion bill had the right of way and that the motions provided for under the new rules could not be interposed. "I appeal from the decision of the chair," cried Mr. Fitzgerald. "I move to lay that motion on the table," interposed Mr. Payne of New York, republican leader of the house. The Payne motion was the first test of strength in the house, and it was defeated, 155 to 124. Then followed an acrimonious debate upon the ruling. When the vote finally was taken on the appeal from Speaker Cannon's rul ing twenty-three insurgents and all but one of the democrats present voted against the speaker. The result was the defeat of his ruling by a vote of 145 to 126. Reserve Agents. Austin, Tex—The following reserve agents have been appointed: Guaranty State Bank and Trust Com pany of Dallas. First National Bank of Wichita Falls, Texas State Bank of Fort Worth and Wichita State Bank of Wichita Falls for the First Guaranty State Bank of Holliday. American Exchange National Bank of Dallas for First State Bank of Sa voy. First National Bank of Wichita Falls lor First State Bank of Archer City. Commonwealth National Bank of Dallas for Farmers State Bank of Trent. First National Bank of Brownsville for Hidalgo County Bank of Mercedes. Alamo National Bank of San Anto nio for Merchants and Farmers State Bank of Elgin. First National Bank of Shreveport for Jacksonville State Bank of Jack sonville. Hardy Oil Field. Bay City, Tex.—Word has just been received from the Hardy oil field to the effect that No. 1 of the Square Deal which has been drilled deeper has been brought in as a fine pumper, it being estimated at 500 barrels per day. Two Guard Promotions. Austin, Tex—Dr. Hugh Helburg of Fort Worth and Dr. I. N. Suttle of Cor sicana have been appointed as first lieutenants in the medical corps of the Texas National Guard by Assistant General Beckham.