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Another Move By Cclquilt
Would Make Ferguson
His Political Enemy.
May Call New Legislature in
Special Session and Com
plete the Breach.
At STIX. Texas. Oct JS The lower
house of the Texas legisla
ture has killed governor Col
(uitts plan to secure a reduction
of the cotton acreage In ISIS
by refusing to enact a law pro
hibit n the planting of more than a
certain percentage of the 1914 acreage
next tear "White the vole against the
acreage measure was not as over
whelming as the sentiment expressed
against the governor- Bank of Texas
scheme, the opposing majority was
sufficient to show governor Colquitt
that the present legislature has no ia
teitinn of passlnp such a MIL
i ir the r"l -week the governor
d close friends that any extra pas
sion that he might call before the end
of his administration would, be the
first called session of the Thirty
fourth legislature. The governor is
evidently of the opinion that the new
legislature comes into existence lmme
diatelv after the November elections.
s a special session has never been
i ailed during the period after the elec
tion and before the convening of the
resrul&r session in January, there is no
precedent which can be followed. The
constitution specifically states, how
ever, that members of the house shall
serve "from one election to the next."
Tr governor Colquitt should call to
gether the Thirty-fourth legislature in
extra session, the already strained re
lations between himself and governor
elect James E. Ferguson would proba
llv be stretched to the breaking point.
Tn Texas politics, the new legislature
is conceded to be a part of the new
administration, and not to be tampered
with by the retiring executive.
"When governor Colquitt insisted
upon dictating the members of the
rison commission, two of -whom will
-rve during Mr Ferguson's tenure of
office there was a strong feeling that
he was encroaching upon the territory
of the incoming governor Sir Fergu
son made every effort to defeat the
confirmation of at least one of the ap
pointees in the senate, but governor
Colquitt was upheld.
Notwithstanding the refusal of the
legislature to enact his cotton acreage
reduction measure, the governor has
gathered some good campaign material
from the third called session. During
the session, hundreds of letters and
telegrams were received by members
cf the legislature and by the governor
from farmers and business men urging
the passage of a bill which would ma
terially reduce the cotton acreage.
Tudging from the petitions received,
the sentiment was very strong for to
tal elimination of the cultivation of
cotton in 1915 If governor Colquitt
mnounces for the United States sen
. tr the action of the legislature in
turning- down the acreage reduction
1 ill will probabl be used by him to
ood advantage Pointing out that he
rr tae evert effort to secure the pass
age of such legislation, he will be able
t place tht entire blame upon the leg
j hture If cotton prices continue low
n 1115 the governor will be able to
state that if the legislature had passed
the measures he desired, conditions
would hae been radically different.
w ashington D C, Oct 23 The prob
illu of increasing American forces
Si i hina along the railway from Pekin
- the sea because of the withdrawal of
troops, of nations engaged in the Euro
pean conflict, is being considered b) the
nar department
A hen the war broke out the United
States, at the request of foreign powers.
extended the American troops to guard
the line from Pekin to Mukden. MaJ.
oen Barry, commanding the Philip
jm e department went to China to in
spect the arrangements and reported
fiat the guard of SOC troops seemed
Washington, D C Oct iZ
The day in congress
Met at noon and after, futile
attempts to end the session, ad
lourned at 1 35 p m. until noon
Lack of a quorum, and parlia
mc ntar tactics b the sup
porters of legislation for relief
or southern cotton planters.
blocked the adjojrnment pro
gram again.
Adjourned at 1 15 p m until
noon Saturda
Wife Undergoes Ordeal of
Cross Examination; Phy
sician Gives Version.
Mineola. X Y Oct 22 Mrs. Flor
ence Carman, on trial charged with
the murder of Mrs. Louise Bailey, un
derwent the ordeal of cross examina
tion smilingly today, and her testi
mony was in the main corroborated
by her husband and other members of
the Carman family. Jt.j
"Mrs. Carman, began the district
attorney, "you said jou were suspicious
of your husband. When did you get
"About a year ago
What caused her suspicion, she would
not say A woman did not cause it
"Just rumors."
"Were the rumors about a woman'"
"No. Just some one asking him
about his girls. Somebody told me he
was a devil with the girls."
Others Jlore Attractive.
Some women. Mrs. Carman said, were
more attractive to her husband than
she was. she had thought and the be
lief angered her
Mr.-Smith asked if she thought Mrs.
Varance, the middle aged nurse whose
face she slapped, was more attractive
than she. Mrs. Carman smiled and an
swfiicd -4o.
She was made to describe the entire
scene with Mrs. Varance She said she
saw Dr Carman give the nurse $15 and
saw her kiss him afterward. It was
the passing of the money and not the
kiss that disturbed her, she said.
Didn't Object to Killing.
"Ton didn't object to another woman
kissing your husband in gratitude'"
"Oh. no." replied Mrs. Carman.
-Mswati to Jh ghtrwf the sos etteir."
said sir Smith, "did jou hear a shot"
No. T heard some commotion."
"What'" shouted the district attor
ney "Well. I don't know whether I heard
a shot or not I heard a noise."
"And your curiosity was aroused'"
"Surely It was an unusual sound."
Describes Her Movements.
She thought It had come from the
rear of the house and it took her
about a minute to get down stairs, she
said. As she reached the head of the
stairs, she saw two women going down
the hall, but she made no effort to find
out who they were. After she went
down stairs she walked Into the wait
ing room, and leaned against a mantel
piece for- a minute She did not see
any one down stairs and went directly
up stairs again alter having stood by
the mantel for about two minutes, per
haps. Mrs. Carman's cross examination
ended and her redirect examination
was then begun.
Daughter Testifies.
Mrs. Carman s 10 ear old daughter.
Elizabeth, was the next witness.
In a childish tremble she gave her
version of what had happened in the
Carman household the night of the mur
der. After dinner, she said, she had
gone out and played on the lawn.
"Mother went up stairs," she con
tinued. "My aunt and my grandmother
were on the porch Later I went Into
the parlor and started to practice on
the piano My mother told me to stop.
Then I went into the dining room,
walked through the hall and sat in a
chair in the dining room. Presently I
heard glass break and a shot I met
my aunt on the stairs. I went in my
mother's room
Found Mother There.
"My mother was there
"When I ran back into the hall I saw
my mother put on her' slippers and
kimoro and I foliewed her down stairs.
Then I went up again. She came up in
n m'nute. I went into her room with
On cross examination, district attor
ney Smith asked only one question
"Elizabeth, vou are ver found of
your mother, aren't you"
"Yes," she replied
"That's all," said the prosecutor.
Mrs. Carman Weeps.
Just as Mrs. Sarah M. Conklin. mother
of Mrs Carman. 72 years old. took the
stand, the defendant burst into tears
She buned her face in her handk- h.ei.
shaking with sobs. Mra Conklin i tes
timony corroborated that gien by .rs.
Carman and Elizabeth
Carman Trllii sara" Story.
Xr Kdvvin Carman, husband of the
defendant corroborated the testimony
of other members of the household, as
to who was in the house the night of
the murder He said the-c were several
persons among them Mra Baile). whom
he did not know at that time, sitting
in the waiting room.
"After I had talked to Mrs. Bailey,
the witness said, "she prepared to go
heme. Then the glass in the window
was broken and a revolver forced
through it I droped behind the oper
ating table. Mrs. Bailey said I m shot
I told her she was all right and then I
saw blood. I grabbed her and pulled
her back of the chair out of range of
more bullets. Then she died. '
On cross examination he denied that
he bad more women patients than men
Ir Carman denied he told the grand
jury he had his hand on Mrs. Bailey's
Philadelphia. Pa.. Oct zj. The gov
ernment fired its second gun in its
attack on the United States Steel cor
poration todav when Henry E. Cotton,
special assistant to the attorney gen
eral, began his argument with a plea
to have the Lnitea States court dissolve
the concern on the grcund that it is
violating the antl trust Ian
Jacob M Dickinson who appeared
for the government several davs ago,
will clote the case next week after
John J Johrson Philadelphia makes
his argument for the steel corporation.
IS lifflG
Karlsruhe Is Breaking Up
British Mercantile Traffic
in Atlantic,
Insist That Steamers Should
Be More Closely Guarded
On the High Seas.
LONDON. ENG . Oct is. A dispatch
from Teneriffe. Canary Islands, to
the Daily Mail under date uf
Thursday, reports that the German
cruiser Karlsruhe has sunk 12 British
merchantmen in the Atlantic
The great haul of merchant ships by
the Karlsruhe, now fully confirmed
from Las Palmas, has been a rude
shock to those who have contended that
the Atlantic ocean waa neld safely by
the British navy, but the apologists
have lost no time in pointing out that
the fleet cannot at the same time con
vey hilnili lu of transports and safe-
gnard every merchant ship.
The sinking of merchant vessels
without loss of life, it is remarked, in
volves no military injury, while the
capture of a group of transports would
be a disaster
Chambers of commerce, however, are
agitating for a sv"eplng operation suf
ficiently wide to net both the German
cruiser Emden In Indian waters, and
the equally successful Karlerohe.
THK Germans and the nltles
continue tfcelr drarerate game
of give and take In west
Inlanders nod northeastern Prance
today, neither side claiming a de
cisive advantage.
French warships are said to hove
joined the Ilrltlnh naval forces
formlns the extreme left of the
allies, and fresh German reinforce
ments are reported constantly com
ing up. Not since the opening of
hostilities have the warring forces
appeared to have been so evenly
The allied war craft In the straits
of Dover are shelling the German
right without stopping the on
lnughtx of the German land forces.
The allied armies haie gained
ground nt several points and haie
been forced to fall hock at others.
This afternoon's French official
statement says violent attacks are
being mcfle by the Germans all
nlong the line from the sea to canal
La Ilassee. They alio have deliv
ered henv) blows la the region of
trras and on the river omme.
Generally the allies have held their
oivn. though pushed back from
some positions. They have prog
ressed to the -orth and south of the
river Somme and la the regions of
1 erdnn nnd Pont- -Mousson.
The Germans aprear to be mak
ing a neir effort with new organiza
tions between the North sea and
the Olse."
Paris learns unofficially that
fresh troops have glten a new Im
pulse to the German attack on the
French right wing.
rtusslnn advices continue to In
sist that the German advance on
Warsaw has been turned Into a re
treat. It Is admitted, however,
that Germans and ustro-Hnn-garlons
still hold the 1 Istula south
of the Pillela river.
Berlin and Menca report ustrian
success south of lrzem?sl.
The fast German cruiser Karls
ruhe has become a. rival of the Ger
man cruiser Emden as a dtstruyer
of the enemy's merchant vessels.
1 ord comes from the Canary Islands
that the Karlsruhe has sunk 13
Ilrltlsh merchantmen la the At
lantic. V dispatch from Pekin says that
a German torpedo boat destroyer
which escaped from Ivlao Chow
bay hi, captured by warships of
the allies.
V news dlspateh from Copenha
gen say, (he ship yards at Kiel are
constructing a fleet of W armored
lighters which may be used In
transporting n German land force
to the shores of Hngland.
The lorwnerts. the Socialist or
gan of Berlla. states that on Inves
tigation It has found no basis for
truth In the allegations of cruelties
Inflicted on German soldiers and
civilians by the allied troops.
TLe War At a Glance
W vv, a ?9SwI f iff yaemBEBPjSjBBa L 1 1 yyCr u I$t Vl
New York Oct 23 Officers of the
Spanish steamer Tejesfora. which ar
rived here todaj from Buenos r.s.
reported that the steamer was in col
lision with the French cruiser Des
cartes tn the harbor of Castries, t
Lucia on October a The cruiser ta as
badly injured, according to the officers
and had to be. taken to Martinique for
repairs. The Teleefora was slightly
Lisbon. Portugal. Oct 2J The mon
archists of Portugal made attempts the
nights of Oct St and 21 to effect up
risings. There were outbreaks at
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ern pari ot lortugal, wnicn lor a time
was out of telegranhic communication
with Lisbon
X sharp conflict took place at Mafra
between 100 civilians and republican
troops. Tire civilians were led by a
lieutenant x ho seized the arsenal. The
-troops were victorious. An. insurgent
band, numbering 200 men, was pursued
to the mountains.
Portions of the railroad track at San
tarem and Mafra were torn up and
trains were derailed.
Washington. D C, Oct. 2J. The
United States has decided to formally
protest to Great Britain against the
seizure of the Standard Oil ship, the
Platuria. demanding her release from
British detention of Stornowaj , a port
in the Lewis islands, Scotland
The protest which is Identical to
that filed in the case of the Brindllla.
held at Halifax, will go forward late
today to ambassador Page at London.
The Platuria. which like the Brindilla.
carried illuminating 01L was similarly
bound from one neutral country to
Berlin. German), Oct 23 (By wire
less.) According to official announce
ment in Vienna, Czermowicz, the capi
tal of the crown land of Eukowina.
which has been in the possession ot
the Russians since earl) in the war,
has been retaken by the Adstro-Hun-garlans.
The have also captured two Rus
sian field fortifications located one be
hind the other to the southeast ot
Sambor To the northwest of Sambor
Austrio-Hungarian troops are proceed
ing in the direction of StrassoL
During recent engagements Austro
Hungarian troops have taken 3400
Russian prisoners They hae captured
also 15 machine guns.
London. Eng. Oct 22 The Daily
Telegraph s Boulogne correspondent
states that Lille, France, is a mass of
ruins its main buildings torn to pieces
by steady bombardment and the re
mainder burned. The inhabitants have
long since fled The town waa taken
and retaken b) both French and Ger
mans, and shelled by both.
4- -f. 0-
. .
.j. MARTfN ICOl IC1I. who owns land 4.
la upper valley caa savs I'M by call-
lag at
17a- fnrther Information of the
above see page 11, column 2. of "
this paper. .
England Heavily Reinforces
Troops Now Fighting
Along the Channel.
London. Eng. Oct 23. British troops
lighting as allies of the. French and
Belgians In the great battle of the Eng
lish channel have been heavily rein
forced and are now able to more effec
tively aid their allies, according to a
statement issued today by the official
information bureau. The statement
which Is dated Oct 17. gives an account
of recent operations as related by an
Until recently, says tnis statement.
extension nortnwara nas ocen
carried out by the French alone
"In the southern theater, our right
wing has been maintaining its pressure
without actually moving forward, while
in the northern sphere our left King
has advanced a considerable distance
in face of Opposition.
latroitng Germans Ilayoneted.
"On the Atsne since the repulse in
flicted on the enemy the night of Oct
It. there has been no serious fighting
and less artillery actionthan usual be
cause the misty, rainy weather has
rendered observation almost impossible
On the night of Oct H-14 the enemv
commenced an attack which waa not
pushed through and which ma) be re
garded as a demonstration. Our patrols
have been active with the bayonet at
night and they have accounted for
numeroua small parties of German in
fantry left to occupy their front
"In the north of France theiAgbting 1
so far has been ot a preparatory nature J
alone Ground, has been gamea dj us
but the misty weather had hampered
aerial reconnaissances and at times
rendered artillery cooperation almost
impossible, which factors have made
progress somewhat slow "
Northern Country Blind.
The narrative here described the
nature ot the country along the Belgian
frontier, explaining that hedges are
frequent trees often restrict the view,
and that means of communication are
"It Is tn a blind country of this
nature, ' the narrator goes on. "that
our advanced guards near the Belgian
frontier are engaging the advanced
troops of the enemy The latter con
sists in some places of cavalry sup
ported b Jaa-er and Schutz detach
ments with large numbers of machine
guns and others with larger bodies of 4
Germans Atell Intrenched.
"Near the Aisne, the enem is mak
ing eery effort to dela) our progress,
no doubt to give time for the stronger
forces behind to perfect their arrange
ments. In general thev take ever)
advantage that is obtained from the
ground, and conceal themselves well,
making use of ditches and hedges and
the villages they hold together with
buildings, manv of which have been
placed in a state of defence Further
more, thev ocrupv narrow trenches
with. Inconspicuous parapets on our
side of the v illngc
"Machine guns often are placed In
the center of rooms vvhenct the) can
command an approach through a win
dow "So far In our advance, we have In
flicted considerable loss on these de
tachments Thev have made several
counter attacks in order to free them
Some hard fiehtin has taken place
in the neishboihood of Mont Pescats.
ro lllkrs on Iiddert
"On the rifrht to thi south of lis,
progress his e n vlimer, p r he
caus the land tfforl ure iter facilities
to the forte Acting on the defen t. and
partl because the- enem) has had
more time for preparations ai d is in
Continued on rare II. Col. 1
m. is
London, I.ng Oct -3. The Swedish
steamer Alice homeward bound from
London, has been b own up b) a mine
in the North sea. She sank in three
minutes. The members of her crew
were saved.
AIbaq.wera.Be. X M, Oct :i Work
ing to earn enough monej to return
to Russia and fight for the little
father of all the Russia s," an unknown
Russian was killed when he s& thrown
from a horse cm J E. Hill s ranch fou
mlles from here.
The mans name was not known as
he was called sunnl) "Michael bv the
employes- of the Hill ranch. He- tola
the workmen on the rpnh that he
wanted to go back and fight with his
countrymen but had no money and wa:
sai ing his earnings to bu a ticket
Victoria, B C. Oct 23 The British
freighter Bankdale. bound from Nor-
i folk for Gutymas. nas ueen seized be
j prize crewth ese tilde till on arht arr
I the British cruiser Newcastle and is
being brought to Espuimalt by a prize
crew, according to word received
here The Bankdale is expected to ar-
it is supposed circumstances slmila-
to those connected with the seizure of
the British freighter Lowther I'jn,-,.
brought to Esquimau Wednesday from
Mexican waters under suspicion of
suppl) ing coal to German cruisers.
Berlin. German) Oct. 23 A Prussian
war loan of $375,000.0 was passed
unanimousl) at Thursda) s meeting ot
the Prussian diet according to the
official report of the session given out
Monev was voted for the relief of
the province of east Prussia, which has
suffered the most during the war, and
for other military purposes
Washington, r C, Oct. 23. Louis 1
Brandeis counsel for the interstate
commerce commission, attacked the
figures of railroad statisticians in
wnicn me eastern railroads are asicm,
ltll-rS In frnlirht rt wk.n K.
hearing on the rate case was resume!
toda. and demanded an opportunity
cross examine thi men who prepared
"These estimate said Mr Brandeis
appear absoluulv oat of line with
what might hae been expected to be
mr iatL
He demanded that the figures on
wnicn tne estimates were lounaeu
be produced.
Robert C Wright of the roads traf
fic department dtscr.iiea the m ul
of reaching the estimates present 1
He testified under examination that
they were rourh and not founde 1 i
lontroler s fisru-e. He InMstrd how -ever
that the losses desiri ed w re
Vew York Oct ;3 n inferior br md
of butter desc'ibed ai unfit to eat but
b-arin,, the Kuarantee of th- New ork
Mercantile lxhant,e thrt it wis the
best quality was hipped last June to
eracruz for the u if the Ltuted
states troops lit ti'ins: to testimony
ulduied totii it tlte Inqolnr insti
tuted b state at i-i t v,ener il I ir
sons to determine if . butter egr and
t heesc monopol) e i ts in this tit
i ih ur ii
Despite Terrible Carnage,
the German Right Wing
Makes Fresh Attacks.
Aviators, As Well As Land
and Sea Forces, Take
Part in the Conflict.
LONDON. Eng., Oct 23. The French
navj entered into the great bat
tle of the English channel, it
became officially known today, when,
French warships joined the British.
fleet which is supporting the left wing
of the allies alons tne Kelgian-Frent a
The combined fleet is hurling shells
into the ranks of the German attacking
forces. But despite terrible losses n
flicted b naial aid 1 m artiller o'
the alii's the Of m m --inforced
a fresh armfl c n t 1 rapid c e
series of acRnnTta i ti -. .. ...-, - H.-.
I through the U w the .U n
wtMghter Tn TerrlMr.
The slaughter is tremendous , and
estimates of the dead md wound 1
are given in tens of thousand
At the present mortalltj rate, the con
tending armies woukl soon be butchered
beyond the possibi!i: of combat, ac
cording to the most authentic ad ic s
Armies Caa't Stand Losses.
The only fact which Englishmen are
able to point to toda as a basis f '
their belief that the climax has abo.ii
been reached 111 the sea land and air
battle across the charnel is that th
armles -cannot indefinitely face the
decirowtion of their ranks which has
marked- this latest phase of the great
For nearly a week now this tripartita
combat has raged with unaliLed fur
between forces up to tne present time
so equal in strengtn that tne fronts
hp.ee swaed back and forth witho t
! either side being able to register a d -
cisie vlcton mat tne siangnter n
these efforts and counter efforts to
break through the opposing lines
transcends anything heretofore seen 1 1
this campaign, is admitted on boh
sides Nevertheless, neither the terrible
effect of the long range British mial
iuns oeer flat lands o'fering no natu-al
detensic positions, although ouched
for both officials and unofficial no
the onslaught of the allies' forces o
Ind has let succeeded in slemmmc
the Hacking through tactics of the
t lalm tnnlhlletlas Slaughter.
rnglish news dispatches make sef
ing claims of annihilating successes
German advices assert continued pros:
res and Russian telegrams report
great victories, bat well denned evi
uene to support these irious conten
; tions is lacking and the fact appea-
to be that in neithe- tne eistern ti
western arena of ihe war has a tide Mil
turntU de.isivel
(.rrmDM rnn.e I talent Vttaek.
The official nnoun rr nt griven out
pt the French v. . ft i ilis afternoon
On cur left "i-r the er consider
able German for.e-- i hote presence
was repo-ted Thu sda have continued
ver violent attu ks in the entir
regrion between "e sea and the .anal
of La Bassee.
'Generally speaKmir the situation of
the all.eti forces his teet maintained
If the allies ha. e hid to yield at cer
tain points. the hae advanced t
others The enero also has evidence.!
ver jrreat activitv in the region of
Arras and on the river Soname To the
north and to the -outh of this str in
we have profcresseu paraeularl in the
region of Rosieres
Partial Sareesne Reported,
In Saaterre in the region of Ver'un
and m the region of Pont--Mou30n
we have had some pirtial successes.
On the rest of the front there is
nothing to report
To sum up The enemy appear to
be undertaking, along the major part
of the front and particularly between
the North sea and the Oise, a new
effort, making use of torps made up o
new organizatiors These are com
posed of men recentlx drilled some of
them ver ounp and others of middl
, - --j --r- - --
ase and have staffs drawn from various
i rria ui mc tnn
Ceranii HoldlcK Mstwla River.
Kussia The Oermins still hold the
istula river with the etefption of ht.
li e from Ianftorod to Kostelide This
the have abandoned pursued b the
Ml the efforts made by the ustro
Hi ic iniiu to cross the river san t
th i -th of Jarosiovi have been re
p iNul and the Russians are under
f-kniK the offensive in this region.
Reports ton Moltke Dvlns:.
Lieut Gen count Helmuth von
Moltkt chief of the I'rfTBia general
stalf is dvine the 1 xi hange Tele
sraoh correspondent at Amsterdam
w, a rnv ite letti-- received ii
Vlistenli i from Terlm ri veals
Kver) thing thi -orrespondert
add is hun.- due t keep the news
secret tn i tkt Is suffering
from an i te i i f tha liver The
i irt hi vv i - ' -. was Inti r
rupted in Jnlv hv the Germin motili
C ntlaiMsl on Vane II. Col S )
ade In U. S. A." Is Getting To Be As Fa mi! i a
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