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THE CHARLOTrE NEWS.
43. NO. 6926
CHARLOTrE, N. C.. MOnDAV EVENING. JANUARY 16. 1911
PRICE 5 CENTS
fes property Sold
^ /n For $58,?0i)
ale to he Confiimed
a'c men and mon
. of rral estate in
, V gathered at the
(t attend the sale
1 T.;-in>T o the estate
t .r the oxocutor. Asheville, .Jan. dkpa^oh to
, UKUI (loscriptioua The Ga::etfP-Xews from Halei^^h to
il the I'TTiis i)f sflle, day stated that thf* Mattaniiiskeot
.i;:cted by Mr. W. lake drainage proposition has boon
,.> r.. Three pieces olosrd up satisfactorily and that
: I oi for salf'; i within a short Avhilo the vork of
■ 1. on Hast Trade, draining the lar^osf bodv (U' fro?h
•• the I'entral ho- water in North Carolina will be b^-
S'ln. A company, stylec the Southorn
1 on \H cst Third. Lnnd Reclamation company, v/ith
A. U I’, church. headquarters at Sywan Quarter, Hyde
1 1;'. b,. .Mr. S. Witt- county, was incorporated by
; the secretary of s*ate. with authoriz-
'•0 bid in by Mr. ed capital of $50,000, and $2.">,000 snb-
V. li I'rait':, for i^cribed. The incorjioratdrs are D X.
(} raves, of lioston, a well known
>j'to consumma- developer; W. T. ]\Iason. a lumber-
• .'v>'o open ti- an ^'an; J, P. Kerr, a well b;isiness
ai’.utuii; as the nian, and Charles A. Web!), the lat-
■ I rt oive -eiUier three of Asheville. Th's com-
.• I' Ilf : pany has purchased fiom the 5-tate
f Sale. North Carolina, the bed of Maila-
■ .d b.v couri. r.e- iii”-^keet lake at a cost of
p it I is ’o be i-aid basin compriseK about ."O.Omi
itn^ of sale shall be of land, while in ihe outlying
i'his means that ‘l>'ainaKe district are about 70,000
t bidder ai this of land which will he p:i-eat\v
bid shall be ad- i>“l't*ovet] by the drainage of the
l«r person in 20 The total cost of draina.ue is
(.:U‘ d. to pay one- ‘'^t^mated at S400.0'i(t, of v.hich
\ h .r d give note ^he landholdrrs of iho a;*-
, the property for property to the lake will ]ipy
one-fourth. In maUing the saie. tre
.state board of edufation. which h:>d
. » ■’ wa= offered ’ these lands, provitic d f.r
• ■ ■■’lildinc but the rotectioi' of these interosls and
;-n:r wa.^. started report ot F.uginepr
' J Thies. This was Coleman, who e:-;:’Uiined the jvans
■ p ^ niacle by Ent^ineer Wright, the Roper
\V .1 Chrimbe*-a ('ompany witluirew oiijeciion
to ih.e drainage of the tli.^-'tricr.
Schenk fnal Will
Weeks It’s Thought
^ / V / A/
UNCLE SAM—“DOX’T YOU TH WOrLD STAND A H!>yrTER CHANCE AND WORK THAT BAY WINDOW
OFF, THE WATER IN THAT PONDINK IF YOU WOULD COME OUT OF GOING DOWN SOME?”
s on West Third
>r >ole, the
State Troops Guard Room in
Which Negjo Charged With
Honihle Crime Is Being Tiied
Special to The Nc.vs. neighborhood where it was
Oxford. N. ('./.Ian. 10.—Under a;nard are .so wrought up it was
of s.tate troo]>s from Raieigh. and met j Jiecessary to iiriiig the prts-
th-' station by the local military 1 ont-r to the state ])rison ror_ safe-
compauy, ^lontr.giir' was i^rought here! The local comijany is al-o
this moi’uiii'j on a F.pecial train. ii' Gatling guu as a precaution
The work will require a period crowd was watching at the sta-|‘''rid in rrse the ])risoner is convicted
more than IS montl-.s to drain this I tion all day. '* vnll bring liim Imcl: to this city for ex-
ludge \Vard ordered all near-beer of whatever sentence may be
j Drainage Will Require 18 Month;
mam.moth lake which is 1.") miles in
‘r. I being off- and fve to six miles wide, j ;a]oons closed iind m’ohibited express | "l>oii him.
•ari^d the bids ' comnanies d -iivei ing anv whisky here j Govohkt Kit-hin immedi?
l)id $0 100- Mr station, which will have a ca- during tlie irinl. ^ S]iecial term of court
I-Mr Wilkinson ‘>f .'>1'.000,000 g^^ilons of water There was some talk of contesting -Indgo George W,
,.’.ner hour, will be InsiaHeci at a cost
•: Craig ,$^.100. The' , .
' ' of prices from! ''nen reclaimed, this land will
■t • Ml, second bid of ® farmine and trucking
w.;- b(''rored $100 lands of Hvde countv
: i- la '-r became been knov.n for their fer-
j;,|) tility where they were drained suffi-
. .cught the some^'®"'*'’ St’owth of crops,
^r-. w.re: W the drains-;g is complete the
■ T Thit s $7 ,")00 i farms.
Co $v 000 O .' I work of pumping the water
• t .rties ran it iii> basin into th*e 'ai'.:U lea
• ’ id $^*000 anj Pamlico sound wiil bo done
. 1 it b'. 8100 which.direction of a dr.iinage com-
■ to l‘) 100* at which i menibers of which are
v.r to Mr. Thies. P- T. H. B.
: prorortv brought remain in Hyde
was amicip.ited.' work is complete,
r ~r 1 theniselve.s as
tncnt iu)tel would
1 i^'0.000. The
varh- in the "'^O’s.
•i and wa3 rebuilt
ki ai Auction
By Associated Press.
Washington, 1). C., Jan. 16.—The ap
plication of Rear Admiral Barry for
, , lelirenienl has been ajiproved bv Pres-
Iiatelv order-1 . ii .
to Irv thel ^^ been iransferred
Ward will 1 to tl.e retired list of i.he navy. The na-
By Associated Press.
Washington. D. C., Jan. lt>.—Mem
bers of the supreme court of the Ignit
ed States have balked a; leading the
entire record m the dissolution suit
against the Standard oil Co. Pii.e
c(;urt toda.v entered into the fourth da.v
of oral argument in the case.
ft, takes 1!2 large voluuios of more
tlian TjIH) i)a,i;es each to tell the history
of The litigation. S])read out in a line,
these vohtnies extend**;! iialt' way
across ilie c'ounsel's table;+ in front of
’he court. As the ga/.e r,f Chief Jus
tice White fell upon them lie iiKjuired
By Associated Press. *
Wheeling, W. Va.. Jan. 16.—Tliero
are so many sides to the trial of Mrs.
Laura Farnsworth Schenk, charged
with attempting to murder her hus
band, that attorneys are convinced
It will be several weeks before it is
finally concluded in the Ohio county
Judge Jordan has done all in his
pov.er to expedite the trial but his
expectation that it could be dispos
ed of in week has long since gone
and the attorneys in the case are uu-
certain as to the date for the close.
Prosecutor ilandlan will not have hiti
evidence in until January 19th and the
def« ise expectf^ to consume a week
in rresenting its side. This will bring
the trial to the end of next week
•Mis. Schenk spent Sunday (luietly
in ;.er tower room and, it was stated,
devoted much of the time to reauin.g
letters which are pouring in on her
at tlie rate of TOO a day from all parts
of the English-speaking world. Some of
them being sentiments in her favor.
One contained a proposal of marriage.
Miss Eieanor Zoeckler, ttie detec
tive nurse who had been known at
the hospital where Schenk was taken
of .Joiin (}. Milburn, v.ho v.’as i^'ikin.i
for the Standard Oil, i;' it would b? i*^'rs. Klein and who gave much
accessary lor ri;e court to go over ;lie ievidence against .Mrs.
entire record. Air. Meiburn replied j ^^dienk on Sat urday. was on the stand
that ii would not. He assured tiie I-'^i'rt convened today. The cro'vd
court tiiat v.ifiiin the t wo covers of tlie | large as ever in spite of tiie
Standard’s brief liatl been collected all>-i''”S coiand the court room was
iilled long b('fore the hour for tho
taking o[ testimony.
“Mrs. Schenk lold me on one occa-
tlie facts that were in contro\ersy.
'I’he same might be s-aid V'ith regard
to the .gov.eriii'ieurs briid he added.
Tile latttr had b(>ea i.rcpar!'d witli | " ion.” s-aid (he witness in a vuii-o
much liierary genins. p.owever, as to j hjw that it could not b(> heard in
make it somewhat ur.lr'ir from the |'lie a’idicnc(‘, “tiiat when John Sctienk
l>oint of view of the defense. he J'^’d I would be provided for. Friday
said. j following the offer to give me $1,'H)0
Some one ^t’oni the beT^di in.nuired if!**^ iiOi;;(;.i .\ir. Schenk, Mr:;. Schenk
the attorney.s (M’ rlie Staii'iavd c)ll i came to th> lu;si>iial and asked to bo
were devoid of literary abili.y. When •?'' alone in ihe room with Schenk
l-'Tank B. Kellogg, the government’s
special “trust buster” v.-as addressing
the court be assured il;e ’uench iliat
the literary ability of ;lie ',))oosing
counsel was of the hi.ghest order and
for a few minutes. We left them alone
and tiiere were high words between
them. On cue occasion I remarked to
“ "Well, he’s making some irnprove-
this |KDint as an interference; with thei^**. case, ihe crime was eom-
interstaie commis.sion rulin.gs. jmitted Dec. l.uli.
FiV .\sRociated Press.
Columbus, Ohio. .Ian. 16.—About 1,-
000 delegates from all over the conn
try are liere to attend the national
, , - convention of the United Mine Work-
late Bishop Lo-
!'1* "e auction today. America, which will meet here
■ r'' the bids: tomorrow.
and Davidson ! one of the big fighrs scheduled to
R Preston, a place is over the proposed remov-
raird street, by J, T. | ai of the national headtiuarters from
; Indianapolis to Columbus.
' u I stri ct, by J. R. I Thomas L. Lewis' friends sa.v he will
' be re-elected.
and Watkins I
a. s, at Sl^OO. '
Third street, by J.
'cond street, by J.
Durham, Jan. IG.—Sheriff 'Wheeler,
of Grain i’le corvit under escort of
the state militia, iiassed through
Duiham this morning at 0 o'clock
having in charge Nathan .Montague,
charge(' with the murder and Imns-
iiig of J. L. Sanders, his datf.ghter,.
Miss .’'vtittie Panders, aged twenty-
two, aiid hi.=; gr,''!;ddaughter, Irene
Over*on. the three year old chihl,
wiiose spending the night at tlie
Sanders home, saved the life of Mrs.
J. I., Sanders.
The homicide is perhaps the most
brutal crime ever commilieed in the
stat(‘, having arson, rape and murder
in one. It was done Mondav night.
December 19tb. four weeks ago. ear
ly in the evenin.g, the murderer kill
ing all tliree, then setting fire to
the house and burning them to ash
Monta.gue was suspected by strange
accident. Having assisted the Sand
ers relatives tli'"* day before in the
slaughter of hogs, he used a knife
which most certainly appears to have
been tlie murderous* weapon with
v.iiich he killed the young girl. Indi
cations are th.af after having assault
ed tl'ie .giri, itie assailant tried to
t,hrow her in the vrell. lie changed
his mind and threw her into the
house where she burned with the
TE EIPLO 0 [D
By Associated Press.
Chicago, .Ian. 10.—A dynamite ex
plosion in a tunnel leading to the Sev
enty-third street water sui>ply crib,
where many lives were lost by fire
two years ago, fatally injured two
workmen today. Twenty-six others
narrov.'ly escaped death. The dyna
mite was accidentally struck with a
crow-ba^’ used t(j loosen rock in the
tunnel leading from the crib.
vy dejiartment today received a tele
gram from Rear Admiral Thomas, who
vas a])pointed^to succeed Admiral Bar
ry, that he iiad assumed command of
tiie Pacific lieet. Tlie navy depart
ment ia-sued the order retiring Ad
miral Barry on Saturday and advised
him of that tact by telegraph.
This action was taken before the
Dublic3ti^n of the allegations that oiii-
cers of the flagship West Virginia con
templated cliar.ges against the admir
al reflecting upon his moral charac
ter. It is reitei'Bted at the navy de
partment today that no charges had
been tiled here against Admiral Barry
: nd all that was known in regard to
his retirement was that he desired
to avail hirns-elf of the privilege grant
ed by law to retire voluntarily after
40 .vears active service.
A Delicate Opetation
By Associated Piess.
New Orleans, Jan. 16.—Se'fting up a
gash two inches long in (he tissues of
Governor Kitchin ordered a i Jtldward Mahorey’s left lung was a
trial immediately and this raornin?;' accomplished at the charity hos-
Judge G. ard. one of the bra'>-,pjf^j ye.-erday. It is ^a.id to
have been one of the most delicate and
remarkable 0!)€-rati0ns of the kiml ever
h Grahnm street,
.1 I .-t, by J. T.' By Associated Press.
I Marietta, Ohio, Jan. 16.—Two men
•im street t W.' w’ere killed and another seriously in
jured in a boiler explosion at the Clea
ry stone quarry here today, "i'homas
Words was instantly killed and Phil
lips Buies died shortly afterward. Lote
Smith was sreriously injured.
' by ,1. T. San-
ham street, by J.
' l.y same. i
ctvi T\ec,^ of city
n'lers, at $1,790. |
■ ; to 10 pf;r cent 1
Two Lads Qurned to Death.
By .Associated Press.
Madeira. Cal., Jan. 16.—Harold Min- '.vhelming crov.d \\as about the court
est of Ihe state’.-, jurists, began the
iiial of the pi'i:'>ner. Lynching talk
lias been so persistent that it has
been thought necessary to have suf
ficient guard to remain at the jail
eve^y nigh' until the]) risoner has
I been tried. In the event of conviction,
lie wiil be s(*nt 'mm('diately to Ral
eigh, all ext'cu.t ions now going to
Raleigh and by e’tcctricity.
Such is the feeling in Granville
that no attorneys liave been em
ployed to defend the prisoner. The
court had to aiipoint cor.nsel this
mcuMiing. There' w.as no trouble over
the venire. While it was deemed
next to impossible to find a jury in
the count,', that had not heard the
matter discussoit many times, an over-
er. aged X years and Horai'e Russell,
aged 1C were burned to death when
a flft> gallon gasoline tank was ex
ploded by matches with which they
were playing. Both boys ran three
blocks w’lth clothes blaming. Then they
were stopped and the fire extiri-
—- i guish«d.
I' The Russell boy retained conscious-
'fi.- Renewal of jness for hours, pleading with his m^th-
: 1 rd A. Ballinger, er to be calm and ulrging the doctors
i '*erior, is contem-jto devote their attention to the sniall-
’ ion introduced to-1 er lad.
’ :;-er)l, which socks ^ — ;
tlio report of! Torpedo Boats to Sail,
r :s donal committee !Ky Associated Press.
tlie charges maflo I New Orleans, Jan. IG. The toipedo
net ofllcer bv Gifford boat destroyers Paulding. Roe, Dray-
• ’'ef forester. The^f’n Terry, which have been in
tho j'lssrsslon of , this port for several days, sailed this
' n'i '^louse for some | for Galveston.
: ^cn has been taken
'' ehsapparently be-
■ the matter remain’♦ ^
Charlotte. N. C..
H Is a member of!^ 1911.
n^^hot investigating Editor Charlotte Nev s,
r'-rijioriso to an in- Dear Slrt—I want to express
r it -w-as his pur-'^ rny appreciation and thanks for ♦
performed. Mahoney was stabbed, it
is said, Saturday night during a fight,
by Charlca Deishcham. The knife Deis-
chman is all ged to have jilunged into
Mahoney’s breast cut the fifth rib,
missed the heart only because that
organ pulsated at the instant, and
made a wound tbrou.gh which physi
cians watcherd the victim’s heart beat.
Mahoney has re.gained consciousness
and has a slight chance to live, ac
cording to the physicians.
rnlution to a vote
will speak on the
r ('f th^ (’onfederacy
'afternoon at 4
''T. C. A. to practise
my ticket to “Buster Brown.” I
certainly enjoyed the play. W^ith
best wishes for The News.
SARAH E. ROARK.
house and the special jury v^-as order
ed from these.
The evidence . will not begin until
tomorrow. The venire reports then
and the testimony will begin. It will
necessarily be short. Tliere were no
v.itnesses to the crime, the negro’s
sole defense will 'oe alibi which he
hoi)es to establish. Ho has said
nothing that at any time indicated
a weakness and has sullenly denied
that he had anything to do with the
His "epntation never has been bad
for that reason, the surprise that
came out in the bloody circumstances
uncovered in his house, was great.
Prisoner Leaves Raleigh.
Raleigh, N. C.. Jan, 1(1.—-Nathan
Montagi:e. ihe negro charged with hav
ing crimir.ally outraged Mir-^s Hattie
Sanders, and later throwing her dead
and mutilated body Into a burning
house, also w'ith murdering the young
ladie’s father ;ind his grand-daughtef
and burning them in their home, left
city this morning for Oxford
whore he is to be tried.
Montague w-as accompanied by Co.
B Third Regiment, North Carolina Na
tional Guard to Oxford and there lie
will be met by Co. E, of the Third
Regiment, and both companies will be
on duty around the court house and
iail while the trial is in ])rogress.
The crime was one of the blackest
ever enacted in the state and the peo
IHE m II THE
Special to The News.
I’y Associated Press.
Si -byville, Ky., .Tan. 16.— All is
o.uiet here today following the lynching
here yesterday of the negroes. Gene
Marshall, Wade Patterson and Jim
W'est. It is believed tliat in the ex
citement the mob mistook Marshall,
accused ot the murder of a n^'gro wom
an, for another negro. That tiiey wan'-
ed Patterson and West, charged wilh
crimes against white women, is w’ell
The grand Jury wdiich will meet
Monday next and which was to have
taken up the cases of the two negroes
who w’ere lynched, will investigate
the lynching. West and Patterson were
being held pending probable indict
ments. IMarshall had already been in
dicted. tried and sentenced to be exe
Agreement on Liquor Question.
By As.s-ociated Press.
Marked Tree, Ark., Jan. 16.—After
liending in the courts for several
months and developing fine legal
points in tiumber, the prohibition ques
tion in Marked Tree and Deckers-
ville, Ark., has been settled by mutu
al agreement. According to the un
derstanding. which is to be made part
of a c-:)urt records, saloons wiil exist
in the tv.o towns without molesta-
iion until July 7 of this year. After
that for two years no iiquor is to
Ihink They Have
By Associatcfl Press.
Hot Si«r.jgs, Ark., Jan. 10.—The
lale of a negro bellman at a local
hotel of great piles of money lying
about a room led to the arrest yester-
da.v of Charles H. Everett, liar.eed
v.ith having secured $1..S00 from the
Peoples’ Saving Barik oi Seattle, and
for whom detectives iiad been search-
ink through a half dozen states. Four
men occuiiied a room, accordin.g to
the negro atid v.hen he was summoned
to bring tliem licr.iid rf'freshments he
saw huge stacks of bills distriliiited
on the bed and chairs.
When the police arrived the men
had disapi)eared but memorandums
were found showing fl-.at vai’iotis
groups of tigures in the aggr.'gate
!?2S0,()'i0, had been divided into four
])arti-?. Circulars brought bank detec
tives here post haste and tlie arres!
of Everett, who had engaged the hotel
apartment followed. Accordii'g to the
dctectives. Pacific Coast banks have
lost heavily recently through the clr-
cr.lation of fraduler.t pauer and other
arrests are declared iirobable.
New York's Beer Consumption.
Raleigh, N. C., Jan. 1C.—The senate! By The Associated Press.
session was less than a half hour and
was devoted to local matters entirelv.
New York, Jan. 16.—Greater New
York consumed 8.r>00,000 barrels- of
. , .beer during the year 1910, according
Ad.]ournment was taken as a markji^^ renor'‘ just made public. This is
about an average of two barrels a
or respect to the memory of the late
Col. W. J. Hicks.
The house gets the Ewart bill to
ratify the federal constitutional amend
ment for income tax as a special or
der Thursday January 26.
A bill by McGill, of Cumberland was
instructed to appropriate $5,000 for
the erection of a building at the Sol
diers liome for the wdves and widows
of the veterans and carries also $5,000
The joint committee on propositions
and grievances gives a hearin.g Wed
nesday afternoon on the Koonce reso
lution for a legislative commission to
investigate the conduct of fire insur
ance companies in this state.
Sensational developments are prob
Continued on Page Six.)
year for every man, woman and child
in the city. Throughout the United
S.r.tes the year's consumption reached!
a total of nearly sixty millions.
that only the gove rnment's brief told! rnetit,’and she roi)lied: ‘\es. to my sor-
the cold, unbiased facts. ro\v.'
“You were paid money for lying
and laying traps for Mrs. Schenk
were you not?” asked Attorney
‘1 was instructed to do what I
The private and public life of the,
witness v.-as tiien gone in into de
tail, She related that her husbanrf,:
Dr. Klein, li.-.d, sec'ured a d''(v,rce-
f-om her and she had eanu' 1 he '
living in Pittsburg as a nurse ^-'i'
a time and then worked in stores
and finally joined tlie pottep d-
jiartment of that city, first under
Dr. Edwards, of the health deiuxrt-
ment, and then under f.'hi(f of De-
?j;ctives I-Zdv.ard A!c(jOugli.
There were tiiius when the witness
could not renu’uibc-r ihen anies c;f
the families in which she had nurs
i-d and times when she could not re-
(rail the stores where she had been
employed. She denied having been
discharged from a Pitt-sburg depart-
jiient .‘^tore t’^eause she h:i,d gono
on duty under Uie Influence of li-
(iuoi-. She said she bf-camo connected
with a deic-ctive agency in August
last, a'ld tiie Schenk caso was her
A Ion seric:s of cjuestions calculat
ed to ascertain the charactf'r of the
witness develoj)ed nothing, but the
gruelling manifestly was something
she had not expected.
"What did ,vou say to Mrs. Schenk
v,-heii she said if anything happened
to John you were to gc;t Ihe ke'.s
of Iiis safe deposit vnutt before Al
bert got theru?” asked Attorney
• | said I was afraid I wcuild get
iiiK) trouble. I was in the room
with her at that time for almost
thirty minutes. Tho next day I
waited for her at the head (jf the
s’airs and took her into my room.
She told me cif Schc'nk’s hav'ug been
w(U’se and that the newsmade her
the hapi/iest woman in tho world;
also of her praying every riight that
he might die.”
In answer to the question of Pros
ecutor Handlan as to v/hat Mrs
Schen’c had said to the wdtness af-
tc;r her arrest and they were alone
the detec-tive' replied;
“1 said, ‘just look what you have
got me into,’ and she said: ‘Shut uj)
you i'ooi. Don't tell .^.ny things.'”
^liss Zoeckler stated that prior to
the 'ime she came here tcj wc>rk on
Gold Found i.n Georgia.
By Associated r'lc.-s.
TallapoosLi, (ia., Jan. 16.—While at
’day on the farm of John W'. Harris,
f(jur miles from here a day or two
f.go, a child disc;overed a large nug
get ’ of gold, and further search by
older persons led to the finding of a
considerable (;r.:ititity of the yellow
metal. The farm is in the center of
the (Jeorgia gold belt and the discov
ery is regarded here as an important
Fell From Third Story to Death.
By Associated. Press.
Seattle. Was’i., Jan. 16.—John An
derson, a saloon jiroprietor, and Ben
Christensen, a bartender in his f ;.i-
])loy, were instantly killed yesterday
when they ftdl from a third story win
dow of a hote'. The men were en
gaged in v;hat their friends describe
OS a friendly 'u;-sle. The room had
lieen cleared to Dial-'- way for them
thev suddenlv fe'l toward the wrudow,
the'sash gave way, the men balanced the case she knew nothing of the
on the brinl: a moment and then plung- Schenks, altnough she is distantly
ed head first to the c(d)i)lestonep. related to them.
Peculiar Situation Will
Colquitt at Inauguration
♦ POPULATION OF TWO ♦
♦ NORTH CAROLINA TOWNS. ♦
B.v Associated Press. ♦
♦ Washington, D. C., .Tan. 16.— ♦
♦ Population statistics of the 13th ■►
♦ census announced today in- ♦
♦ elude the following:
♦ City. 1910
^ Cedartown. Ga 3..551
^ Milten. Ga 2.030
♦ Lexington. N. C. .. 4,16.:
♦ Thomasville, N. C.. 3,877
By Associated Press.
Austin, Tex.. Jan. 16.—That a pecu
liar sisuation will confront the admin-
minisiration of Governor-elect Oscar
B. Colquitt after his inauguration to
morrow ajipe^rs certain as the result
of a caucus of jirohlbition leader.-i of
the Texas iegislarure this morning, at
which it was agrc'ed to ado})t the fol
lowing i)rogram. in eti'ect;
Submit to the circumstances now
confronting them, by reason of which
.'o-called radical prohibition legislation
Decline to confirm Colquitt’s nomi
nation of aj>])ointces in the absencie of
the governor’.^ ai/i roval of the jjropos-
ed lifiaor laws, liiis t’eing feasible be-
ctiuse of the prohibition element in the
If this program is carried out Col
quitt, accx)rding to prominent ann-
]'i ohibitionists, will i)e forced to carry
retiring governor (’ampheirs apjioint-
ees until the legislature adjourns, but
his friends sav the following adjourn
ment Colqtiitt will demand wholesale
resignations and make his previously
rnnounred apjiointments t>> office. In
the latter event the Colquitt ai>pcint-
ees could serve at least until rejected
by the next session of the legislature.
Never before In this state, it is said
has just such a clash between a leg
islative majoiity and a governor taken
])lace. The last state-wide prfdiibition
campaign was in 18^«S. It is ex!>ected
that the present legislature will sut)-
mit to the people an amendment for ^
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