The Crockett Courier (Crockett, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 8, 1909 Page: 1 of 14
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14 RAGES THIS WEEK
Entered as Second-Class Matter at Crockett Post-Office.
Subscription Price $1.00 Per Annum, Payable at Crockett
MOTTO—Quality, Not Quantity.
CROCKETT, TEXAS. JULY 8, 1909.
VOL XX—NO. 24.
HOUSTON BELT AND
PURCHASES 60-ACRE TRACT
CHANNEL FOR $90,000.
Will Build Wharves and Slips and
Connect With City Yards by
Bridge and Belt line.
From Wednesday's Houston Post.
Yesterday the Houston Belt and
Terminal company purchased fron
R. H. Baker, president of the
Trinity and Brazos Valley road,
sixty acres fronting on the north
side óf the ship channel, for the
consideration of $90,000, or $1500
per acre. The terminat'company
will build extensive storage and
transfer yards aud dockage and
loading wharves and slips, •
Facilities and accommodation*
will be arranged for handing
oceangoing vessels and immense
storage warehouses and sheds will
be erected in the near "future.
President Pettibone of the termi-
nal company anounced on a recent
visit to Houston that his company
intended to make extensive
improvements in that direction in
view of the coming channel trade.
He said that the company was
figuring on a belt line to the east
side of own to the channel, where
connection would be made with
the spur tracks leading to the slips
In this connection the company
will erect a bridge across the chan-
nel at a point about a mile north
of the turning basin, their line
crossing at that point and parallel-
ing the Southern Pacific track,
crossing the main line at the block
station and continuing on to the
entrance into the yards.
It is learned that the deal be-
tween the terminal company and
Mr. Baker has been under way for
some time, the terminal people
holding off in an endeavor to se-
cure another location at a less
price or to obtain a better figure
on the property just purchased.
The property being a part of a
tract of eighty-one acres that was
recently acquired by M r. Baker,
is said to he one of the finest loca-
tions on the channel for a railroad
yard and, in fact, is the only
available location left in the
neighborhood of the turning basin
where the railroads and cities are
going to build their slips and
The tract has a frontage of 2800
feet on the north side of the ship
channel below the turning basin
and next to the city's properties
Below it is the property of the
Southern Pacific and Brady tract.
The property is directly opposite
the upper end of the land owned by
the International and Great North-
ern. The property is unimproved,
but the nature of the land and
water frontage will allow of rapid
work being done on any contem-
plated slips and wharves.
It is not known when the com
pany will begin improving their
property, but it is generally be-
lieved that work will begin
immediately, as it is the intention
of the company to keep pace with
other companies making arrange-
ments to handle water trafic with-
in the coming year.
THAT NEW DEPOT
WILL BE A COMBINATION FREIGHT
AND PASSENGER STATION.
FIRST BALE SOLD IN NEW YORK
Texas Staple Shaped from Houston
Brought 33 Cents Pound.
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New York, July 1.—The first
bale of Texas cotton of the 1909 sea
son was auctioned off in front of the
cotton exchange at noon today and
brought 33 cents a pound or about
$150 for the bale. This is about
three times the market price, but
is a low figure compared with the
price that has been brought by the
first bale in former years. L. M.
Pearsall, one of the floor brokers,
was the fortunate bidder. It is
understood that be purchased it
for Latham, Alexander & Co.
The bale had already been sold
at Houston and at New Orleans,
where it realized $425. It will be
sent to Liverpool to be auctioned
off at the cotton exchange there
The money, as usual, will be
devoted to charity.
Bids Will Be 0|Mked July 15 and
Construction ittHI Begin at Once.
New Site for Location.
Mr. .1 B. Valentine, station
agent at Crockett, was in receipt
Thursday morning of the follow-
ing letter from Mr. O. H.
Crittenden, chief engineer for the
International and Great Northern
Railroad company. From the
letter it will be seen that plans
for the new brick station are
maturing and that the efforts of
those interested are fruiting:
Palestine, Texas, July 7, 1909.
Mr. J. B. Valentine, Agent,
Dear Sir:—You can say to the
committee that met me at Crockett
some time ago, in reference to the
new depot, that we are asking for
bids for a combination brick sta-
tion^ at Crockett. Bids for this
work will be opened on July 15th
with the understanding that the
work will begin at once.
We will build at the new location
and will expect them to make their
promise good in 'reference to a
good street to it from town.
O. H. Crittenden,
HOW HOUSTON GROWS.
One automatic shotgun, two
sets of barrels, new. One Win
Chester pump shotgun, good as
new. One automatic 35 Winches-
ter rifle, good as new.
Proper Treatment for Dysen-
tery and Diarrhoea.
The great mortality from dysen-
tery and diarrhoea is due to a lack
of proper treatment at the first
stages of the disease. Chamber-
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy is a reliable and effectual
medicine, and when given in
reasonable time will prevent any
dangerous consequences. It has
been in use for many years and
has always met with unvarying
success. For sale by The Murchi-
son-Beasley Drug Co.
Twenty-Five Cents Is the
Price of Peace.
The terrible itching and smart-
ing, incident to certain skin
diseases, is almost instantly allayed
by applying Chamberlain's Salve.
Price, 25 cents. For sale by The
Murchison Beasley Drug Co.
(Houston Post Editorial.)
The Post has frequently referred
to the Houston ship channel as one
of the most valuable assets of both
the State of Texas and the city of
Houston. The past twelve months
have brought about wonderful
appreciation of the truth of this
statement. The activities now
going on along its front, to say
nothing of the things that are
maturing, mark the beginning of
the fulfillment of the dreams of
half a century ago of men like the
late Moior E. W. Cave, who
wrought to that end, of the great
things to come, to Houston by
reason of its being at the head of
deep tidewater fifty miles inland
from the stormy gulf coast.
The statement now stands
unquestioned by farseeing busi-
ness men interested in the develop-
ment of the Southwest that
Houston is the logical entrepot
and manufacturing and distrib-
uting center for the territory west
of the Mississippi river, which
must seek this port as the natural
outlet to the enormous trade of
Mexico, South and Central
America and of the Orient.
Hence it comes that Houston is
growing by leaps and bounds.
There is development in every
direction. People who have the
most faith in the future of the city
are multiplying homes at a rate
rarely equaled in the growth of
any of the great cities of our
Naturally the scene of greatest
industrial activity is along the
course of the Houston ship chan-
nel, but home-building m that
direction is keeping pace with
this industrial expansion, as the
steady extension of the building
boom in tbe direction of Harris-
burg and the recent phenomenal
sale of residence lots out of prop-
erty adjacent to the channel bears
abundant proof. The truth has
dawned upon the people of
Houston, as it dawned upon the
pioneers in the movemeut for deep
water, that Houston is speedily to
become a great seaport, and they
are getting ready for its
opportunities as well as its obliga-
Within the past twelve months
the Houston Electric company has
extended its street car line to
Harrisburg to meet the growing
demands of travel in that direc-
tion, and' the early extension of
this line back to the city in the
way of a belt is assured, since
right of way has already been
secured. The city now has depos-
ited in bank $200,000and will.wiih
in the next few months* have
completed a splended system of
free wharves and terminals; the
International and Great Northern
railway has announced its inten-
tion of constructing at once exten-
sive wharves on its property on
the south side of the channel be-
tween Harrisburg and the turning
basin; to take care of the immense
volume of ocean tonnage it handles:
the Houston Belt and Termnal
company have secured right of
way and will soon proceed with
the construction of a bridge across
the channel at a point something
like two miles below the Hill
street bridge to accommodate their
trains as well as wagons.
We simply mention these tilings
as a few of the numerous evidences
that Houston is getting ready to
come into her own as the great
seaport of the Southwest.
Going to Church.
Without evasion or ^argument
the writer pleads guilty to a natur-
al disposition to draw a nice, soft
bottom chair into a shadv corner
of the porch, and surrounding him-
self with newspapers and maga-
zines, read away tj e Sunday morn-
ing hours, ana believes and
contemplates on whys and where-
fores of the world, political and
otherwise. But while often yield-
ing to this soothing disposition we
realize that it is not the right way
for a citizen to fulfill his highest
duty to society. In fact it is a
selfish way to pass a Sunday and
if every man gave way to the
influence and dozed out the meet-
ing hour on his porch one of the
greatest institutions in the land
would pass awav and the preachers
would turn editors or lawyers,
which would be two calamities
compounded. The cold fact is,
even on such a hot day, every man
who appreciate* appropriateness
should get up early Sunday morn-
ing and witb due diligence get
down his Sunday coat, put a fresh
laundered collar on and get over to
the church house and give his
influnce and presence to the
services of the day. Of course
the collar is hot, and the way is
often far throuirh the sun, but if
it were dollars instead of sermons
we would be there sun or no sun.
So makeshift excuse is of no
avail. Your place on Sunday is at
the church. Ypu know it, and
should not dodge. Go to church!
—Franklin Central Texan.
When you are casting about in your mind for
"the host beverage" to quench your thirst,
refresh you and cool you off, think of
It does all of these things to perfection and has the addi-
tional value of being as absolutely wholesome and bene-
c%^ ficial as the tea, coffee, milk or cocoa
you drink every day. While it does
not taste at all like coffee it has the
fame refreshing qualities, and being a cold drink is a
splendid summer between-meals beverage.
At Soda Fountains or
Carbonated in Bottles
KOCKFOED HIGH SCHOOL
Physics and Chemistry
Bockford, 111., July 21, 1907.
Mr. H. N. Hilln, Bockford, 111.
Dear Siri In reply to your letter of July 27th, I
h«Te thla to aavi In uur High School Chemistry
Claia, I have had my pupila analyze Coca-Cola for
the last two yours. We hare never been able to And
even a trace of aícúuol. and we hRve applied very
delicate teita for it; ni-ltherdid we (lid «ny cocaine.
Ai to caffeine, vr? made a cup of coffce and got a
better test in the coffee than In Cora-Cola. Accord-
ing to our findings, pint for pint, Coca-Coin Is lesj
harmful than strong tea or coffee, but neither la
harmful If used in moderation
Instructor In Chemistry. Knckford High School.
Chemist for the City Health Department.
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Aiken, W. W. The Crockett Courier (Crockett, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 8, 1909, newspaper, July 8, 1909; Crockett, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth177652/m1/1/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.