Weekly Corpus Christi Caller (Corpus Christi, Tex.), Vol. 25, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, April 24, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1908.
LER MIES A STATE
THE QUESTION OF SPECIAL MEETING
RIPARIAN RIGHTS1 OF CITY COUNCIL
1 ' 4'
MATTKK WILL UK TESTED YEKV HELD TKNTERBAY A IT liH NOON TO
FULLY IB COURTS OKCIIIK I RIJKNT MATTER*
j, vlfetó'. ' ,
[y WERE HAULED FREE
[ADDITION WERE DELIVERED|
10M TRAIN TO POSTOFFICE
MILLER PURCHASES LOTS ¡STREET CAR FRANCHISE yyQ^ p^y[ COURT
• torritory necessarily must be mailed
til night Itefore or not later than 6
or 6:30 In the morning so as to go
ui™ „rm,rr¿"rs «TrI8 *
to Make Test—Will Mué to be 1'unu# Appropriated for tfanltar}
1'aitl I tuck. and Street Work.
. Service t -l I otnpnu) tMUU Each
i«ir-t i in|>aiiv Fined if the Mails
Here Hdu.vcd I" Meet lite
Train at Kolisltavii.
(jailer " esentatlVe interview-
¡Mr, Jeff N. Miller vice president
jt'l„ 'g,. i. it. & M. Railway com-
_v W|th .1 to order issued by
iecoml ;s! ;nr postmaster gen-
[l dlscnii-''""1" mall service be-
en Rol'--!"''1 and Corpas Christ!
town until the arrival of the south-
bound train in the evening, and the
northbound mail will have to be work-
ed up practically the same hours so i
as to leave Corpus Christi on the S.
The work of improving Paul Court
preparatory to the inaugural opening
next Tuesday and Wednesday Is
; about completed. Water mains have
| been laid, concrete walk built ht
front of every lot and street light
MILLER IS EMPHATIC
CONSIDERS THE RUMOR DAMAG
ING TO CORPUS CHRISTI
The Question of riparian rights Is At a special sesión of the city placed on every corner. The en- Jlnn> usvllle Traillé Will be Operated In
\. & A. 1'. at 7 o'clock or the Texas- one that la being discussed very fully council held yesterday afternoou trance to thl beautiful addition In
Mexican at' , :30 a. m, instead (if 9:20 j in this city at the present time, some important matters demanding marked by two atone pillars standing
a. m. via the Brownsville line. owing to the filing of suits against | the attention of the council before «' Com manche street on the East
its next regular meeting were acted side of the plot of ground.
upon. Among these was th« mutter Not ouiy have the streets been
Mr. Miller stated that he was strong- j difieren! parties who occupy proper-
ly of the opinion that his line Is Just- ty along the water front and whose
This (II) ax Long as the Sun Mhlue*
Relieves City Has a Ureal
ly entitled to this mall service and I occupancy extend* over the water the' of preparing for the defence of the sloped off and graded on the addition
compensation for same. In ail dlfiea city having been made a party to city In the suits recently brought , itself, but the streets surrounding
where there Is competitive service the the suits. This question will doubt- by certain parties for the possession it and leading to it have been Caro-
line giving the best service is usually less be settled finally before the of water lots, to which suits the city full) graded.
awarded contracts for handling the present litigation ends. Mr. Jeff X. Is made a party. Sam Hankin street has tocen grad-
mall. lie stated that he believes the | Miller, whose handsome home lr sit- • Present at the session were: ed from Leopard street, or "shell
second assistant postmaster general,; tinted on the water front, states that Mayor Held, Alderman Yeager, Gib- road," to Caldwell street, a diatanco
who, lie understands, rendered this he proposes to secure the best legal bona, Gregory, Sutherland. Downey, of several blocks, giving a good drive
^ , v the si. L„ B. & decision, is not familiar with the sit- talent obtainable and have the iiues- Grant, Lovenskiold Bowles and On- way from Leopard street to tho
i|U-v' \u Miller advised that! uatloM "s 11 exists today, and he is tlon tested in the courts, that so far *on; City Attorney Delmas Givena, Court mid along the front of the
i'«are of the action of I oi tlle f,ip«r opinion that he does as he is concerned, the matter will and a number of citizens court to the southern side. Upan,
rtment abolishing "ol believe that the postmaster gen- be settled for all time before ho. City Attorney Given , at the re- Com manche and Caldwell streets,
eral or the government would for one stops. <iuost of the council, spoke for sev- running aprallel with Leopard, are
moment demand or consider it busi- "1 have just paid out something i «ral moments giving Information re- also carefully graded.
ness to force the mails upon the like four hundred dollars," fce stated garding the city's position in tho The Geo. H. Paul Co., which la
railroad company, requiring them to to a Caller representative thin morn- .«nits and giving suggestions as to making these many improvements,
give service without compensation, and lug. "in order to stop the harassing 'be steps the city should take In it | state that the water mains placed
as Mr. Miller stated to the Caller rep- tendencies of those who claim to own defense. on the court will be given to the city
resentative. that action for discontln- water lots in front of my property. Much, be said, depquds on Whether free of charge. They say they feel
(ling such service was on the part of I purchased two lots or paid out It can he construed that the city own that the people want more water
postoflb < deiwi
servio : 11.' i I his
lie case briefly stated
follows: When the
I. niilway was com-
mi vIHe and comntt'nc-
i11: between Browns-
!.- Christi, the postofflce
Ipartun-iii '-xeried from the railroad
upany :• the Urownsvllle road
L,. I) A.'
jefed into H¡
lle and Con
|ce ant! !: •
for ad i ■
the mail to the post-
• ¡perintendent of rail -
• vice requested the
• ! in continue the scr-
tiou would be taken
jt This was about
The railroad cóm-
■iiiire time has been
-ervlce w i thou t com-
iBation it-; ■ addition were requir-
ió pay .. I annum for dellVev-
tha tnai ¡..'tween til1, dt pot. and
¡ .sn . a 'he city of Corpus
N . ill.- 'anding this delay
. the railroad company
i very effort lo have
\ li t in nt adjust It.
¡ecess, and some two
r.iinoad company gave
lid lile claim against
t -verlng such, service
years, claiming that
iiiimhy was entitled lo
.itinn as provided .' 'r
the soil under the water in the bay. mains and that the city needs them.
The city at one time did own this — —
soil,L Wng granted it by the State DKKARREO FROM MAILS.
the postofflce department and not 1 money to secure a deed lo two water
the railroad. The railroad stands lots that It is claimed tTlat In the bay
ready to perform the service. In front of tn> property. I cannot
lie stated that he was lyiartib 111 be here an the time to sit on the Legislature, but the State later saw
co-operation with the citizens of Cor- water front in front of my home with
pus Christi in promoting and develop- :i shotgun and prevent the driving
fit to rescind its action, and, in de- Washington. April 23. The Miitno-
flnlng the city's boundaries, designa- «polls and Seattle Railway company.
le ¡.ov ;
pr th' pi!
ItlE'i lit l i i
ins the entire section and realizes thai j of stakes In tho water. I paid out 1«<1 tho °r the ftH ülw Cl,-V'H "lth a live hundred million dollar cap-
it will work a hardship upon them 'he money to secure the deed to the bounders Hue. Another action by ital. incorporated to construct a line
to have the mail service crippled in alleged lots simply lo scure peace the legl^ature granted the city the from St. Paul to Seattle, has been
ROY BITTEN in .V RATTLER.
Hluntzer, Texas, April 22. -The two
and a half year old son of Mr. Hetir.v
Hunt, living three miles south of San
Patricio, was bitten at ! o'clock Mon-
da) afternoon by a huge rattlesnake
The snake w is coiled under the door
step and attacked the hoy as he was
about to enter (he house.
The snake also hit the littl. boy's
dog, which died in twenty minutes
after being bitten.
Dr. Harris of Mathis was instantly
for my family, l have given the par- ''ight toponstruct wharves from the debarred from the malls by a fraud
ties notice, however, that this matter <!lu' of street into the bay, order. Its subsidiaria , the Co-oper-
will be tested and that they win Accorling to Mr Given , those ntlve Construction company, th© Great
have to pay hack this money. i | sulfa may bo carried into the higher Northwestern Pineal Agency and the
have gone to much expense in tilling courts y lore a settlement, 1b reached , Northern Investment Bureau are In-
to the edge of my property, have and that additional counsel may be 1 eluded in the rrand order.
The council instructed him to be used and the cost to be paid by tho
take such steps as are necessary to owner of the house to be numbered,
defend the city and to employ such
ii!«lslarice needed by hl'in.
The application of Messrs. Paul
constructed a cement bulkhead and
the like and feel that I should be let
"! don't mind stating that thin
bickering over alleged water lots li-
an injury to this city. When people
purchase property along the water and Bannister for a street car fran-
front. they purchase such property
Alderman Oncon submitted a reso-
lution providing for the reading of
ali ordinances nt three consecutiva
meetings before passing upon them.
There was some objection to this on
(•ailed to attend the hoy and has
i laws; that ll per carefully ministered to him since the
ice in good faith, and , occurrence At last reports the boy
- ¡ni for the outlay of j was improving.
chise, having been changed In a few
JBse It is along the water front Particular* by the applicants, was ihe ground that many ordinances aro
,|0 n0, ran. t(l riKk th), again presented to the council for U,u lengthy and would take up too
consideration. Mr, C. W. Gibson as a much tinte. j
citizen submitting U together with After the discussion the crtuncll "lis city of such a report, if allowed
a communication received by him voted to table the resolution the vote bJ 8® without contradiction. Ill the
This comniunl- being as follows: For tabling, Al- A™ Brownsville road ha
per v.. i iti Corpus Christi and,
for hilt.¡¡hv, the mail. DISTRICT COl'RT OPENS MONDAY'
|Ther<- ¡ quest ion but what the j
StOfflce ,.',iartment Is wrong in Í >1 udge Hopkins Will Adjourn < ourt
and they do no' car
chance of some one erecting some-
thing in Iroiit of their property in
Mr. Miller stated that he proposed
to take the matter Into the courts
within a very short time.
The city, too. along with the par- « """"■>• «f ^ changes made In the
ties against whom suit has been in
"So long as the uo shine In Cor-
pus Christi, so loug as the city in here
—and It is destined to be here for all
time to come and grow Into a great
clU' -just so long will the St. Loui
Louis, Brownsville and Mexico road
run trains Into tho city."
Mr. Jeff N. Miller expressed himself
In these term this morning to a Call-
er representativo. In another column
Mr. Miller relia the whole etory con-
cerning the matter of the propo ed
discontinuance of the mall service on
May 2, As was stated in The Caller
yesterday afternoon, the reason is be-
cause the railway company otticiala
fee) that they should lie remunerated
for cmrying the mails, it in oven
worse than was at first thought. The
railway company ha been required to
deliver tho mall to the postofflce with-
out remuneration, in order to do thl
the company ha been pnylng $400
each year, or has paid n total of
nearly $1600 since tho trains begun
running into this city. This Is fully
explained In the Interview with Mr,
Miller. In addition to this, states Mr.
Miller, the department has fined the
railway company for bolng late In the
delivery of the malls. If the train
was held back at Robstown to connect
with a belated train and came Into
Corp Christi later than schedule
time, the department inposed the fine
and collected from the money due th«
company on the line between Itoba-
town and Brownsville or between Bay
City and Brownsville.
DlKctisidng the rumor that the
Brownsville had purchased the Texaa-
Mexlcan road and for this reason
would discontinue the llrownavllie
train into this city, Mr. Miller said:
"The rumor would be unworthy of no-
tice If It wore not for the injury to
from the applicants.
cation was published In a recent Is-
sue of the Caller together with a
The council refused to grant the
dermen Yeager, Gregory, Sutherland,
Downey, Grant and Lovenskiold;
against tabling, Aldermen Bowles,
Onzon and Gibbous.
Dr. Heel, who haH been acting as
at Snn Diego This Week.
District .1 udge Hopkins will ad-
journ court at San Diego <ome time
this week and be in Corpus Christ!
to convene the April term of the dis-
trict court for Nueces county Monday
Sixteen gentlemen have been sum-
moned to appear Monday In the court
room at which time the grand jury
about two years ago and all such Will be empaneled. The following
•11 ,hand!,"!by the Brownsville road: those summoned: Messrs. E, H.
P hicUiiied in this weighing: there-I Caldwell. Ólark Pease, Dan Hold, H.
the et&i.'Htion of the Brownsville i L. Gregory, C. E. Coleman, Lid Barr,
••I thai the a re justly entitled to A. A Thompson, P. A. I lensal!
fir declslop claiming that the Tex-
ptexican ¡ ¡ way and the s. A. At
> P. should the mail and receive
ntnpeiisatii'ii mr handling this mail
'tween It' own and Corpus Christ!
via Alii ■ nal Sin ton. under ngree-
ínti sonic three or four years ago
phen the man. v ero weighed and the
•ilroads w, i ■ ¡Mid a graduated settle
*r mile per annum on such weights.
|k facts an '«¡;i the mail was welgh-
franehlse as applied for. The mem-1 city health officer for the past three
hers expressed themselves as opposed 1 months, made a verba) report of his
to granting a street car franchise work Ho Htated that hlH work
unless two bonds were provided for, ¡ finished and that the city was In
stituted, will test the question to tho
It has been suggested that the
pending a decision that no further
auompt I., to roMtrucl .««tw „ ron,truc.: ™„d|tl„„. Ho will
mns on i s,i>ii « ( f"(>P'1 -- 1 tlou and the other of $10,000 for i make a more complete report at the
same time that all attempts to tear o¡WRt|on ^ lh#, „,xt r„Ktll<4r
time limit, of the franchise was reduc- It being necessary that It be (le-
ed from fifty to twenty-five years. termlned between the two aldermen
The bond of Mr. .lohn R. Shaw, re- from the First Ward which will
corder, was examined, approved and ¡ serve the long term, a coin was loas-
ordered filed. "d and Aidermnn Yeager was winner
The matter of limiting the speed and will serve two years while Ajder-
.. ,rl., of automobiles was then discussed man Sutherland's time will expire
Mr,gaville Texas, April 23. This ^ ^ ^ ff) (lffor n(>xt olw()oi,
draw up an ordinance regulating The council then adjourned.
town those amusement places that
already exist cease until the matter
FOUR INCHES OF RAIN
vicinity was blessed on the night of
■MR! —- - — —the 20th with a 4 Inch rain, and , , ... tu
compensaMon, It is a simple John Mclnty rc- \V ' M<5( ra«k«n- overyb'ody la smiling. The crop pro - a,!,t0mfh."lnK acoor(,ance w,th thw
"ess proposition and should be W. G. Blake, J. B. Ragland, C. C,
'died oil uslness principles, the ■ Wright, Kd Kilmer, William Shel)
®e as a merchant or any one else and I). M. Davidson.
toB bushe s* who cannot afford to' 1 •
husdnes;- without consideration. To Be Held on Aransas River,
Miller tated that with a view The annual Presbyterian Sunday
not working a hardship on the school picnic win he held on Aran-
®unlty along the line of the sas river, eight, miles below Slnton,
*n*vtyle ruad or the citiaeus of on the St. L„ B. & M. railroad, on
irl 's Christi he continued hauling Saturday. April 20th. A special
nwlb under advice from the su- 'rain will leave ihe union depot at
atender,f Ihl, s(n.0, railway ser- S a. in., arriving at the grounds at
tl'iit thi adjustment would be 10- 1,'rice of round trip tickets, one
withiti a short time. but. not-j dollar for adults and fifty cents for
Mutandis pr. nils" made tb« post-, children. Tickets for sale at Blng-
<lepurt,neUf |1UH hl,,n delinquent I ham's drug store.
'Id up the ma?ter for The
years, as explained, and We are selling Victor talking ma- at Dallas
niaMer was finally presented , hiñes every day or.,two on that $1
flepartnieni that claim .vottld t) week plan. Why put oft this
i(i'!<l 'hey have taken steps to dis- pleasure? Why not enjoy the ma-
chine while paying for it?
; ;od. of records and that $500 Vic-
tor Tor the Seaside hotel now dally
C. C. Book A Stationary Co.
poet is very flattering. Some onion
«rowers are harvesting and sortie are
There will be an Faster service
at the Presbyterian church Thursday
night, conducted by Br Brigham. He
will also lecture on Friday night on
the history of the North American
Building goes steadily on. Lum-
ber is on the ground for additional
office room, fo; the railroad boys
There are several tw« story houses
under construction, anu quite a num-
ber of coUages.
Chss. Flato returned yesterday
from the Lumbermen's co, -entlon
State law "V,r W- Carter of Houston I In
It was then ordered that Alder-¡'^ city on a bualnww trip. Mr. Car-
man Grant, chairman of the «treat j headquarters aro In HousUn
committee be reimbursed the but he wlahes to locate here and
amount expended by him on the
street wors, he having advanced
money for a week's work.
The sum of $50 wan set aside for
the mayor to use in sanitary work
over the efty In cases of emergency.
Another such sum wii) likely be set
aside when this is exhausted. Also
the sum of $100 was appropriated
out of the street fund to carry ou the
work of street improvement, ft Is
inteade.1 o use this sum at leant
every month in fhls direction.
Sev eral small bills were ordered
paid, among them being that of Mr.
C T Wailin for getting up a list of
the unnumbered bouses. Jt was
came hnrp for the purpose of aecur-
FOR SERVICE—My Imported black
Jack, also pasturage for limited num-
ber of horses or cattle.
never considered the matter of pur-
chasing Ihe Texas-Mexican railway.
We have as much au wo can attend to
now to make a first-class line out of
the Urownsvllle road. In tho second
pláce, does It look rousonnble or wor-
ts/ of serious notice to say that after
this company has spent something like
$12,000 In torminal facilities that It
woulddlscontlnuo its trains.Khe road
le still spending money here We are
arranging for a hospital service that
will necessitate the expenditure of
much money here every month,
"Our Interests are In Corpus Ghrla-
II. We believe that it i going to be
a great city. We believe that we need
this city In our buslneBa, and that the
city need our road, and we have never
for an Instant considered stopping onr
"I cau always be found by telephone.
A message can catch me in my office
at Klngsvllle in three minutes. U I
am not In my office I will be out on
the line and It will he easy to roach
me. I am ready at any time to gBre
time should there somethingiftofne up
which the public is Interested In know-
ing about. If the matter concerns tlie
Brownsville road, I will take p!«
I*®* 'fen f),
which, no doubt,
tt every rcpeet.
HHH tfaer line, which
¡i delay of from six to twelve
ik. all mails from the Browns-
'lory and from three to four
mails frctn northern terri-
,,,! mall from Brownsville
FOR SALb' -Two or three span
of good young Missouri mules. J.
s Beckner Sunshine, Tex *.
The annual meeting of the stock- stated that these houses would have
holders of the Pavilion Stock Co.,; to be numbered before the free mall
viü be held at ihe Pavilion on Tuea-i delivery service to be inaugurated
day May I ft. to elect officers for the here next month could be begun. The
< netting year and to transact such matter of completing this work was
other business a- may come before the# referred to the street comtnlt-
the mee'ting. w,t** instruction to secure the;
E D. Scott President. services of some one to do the work
L M Rankin Secretary. stone. a,-o tba' aiumniitm numb, r*
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