The Snyder Signal. (Snyder, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 40, Ed. 1 Friday, March 3, 1911 Page: 1 of 8
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Vol. XXII. No. 4
DON'T FORGET THE FIREMEN'S MEETING TO-NIGHT
INTERESTING LETER FROM
Furnishes Signal Readers With
the Latest Happenings at
Austin l'Yl. 'Jli. I'M it or Sig-
iwi I : Tlx' legislative situation
iiboimds in kaleidoscopic changes
There lias perhaps never been it
legislature in Texas like the
present one. No man can fore-
cast with any degree of certain-
ty what it will do wilh reference
tp iidjoiirninent. The House has
passed !i resolution providing for
iidjoiiniincnt March 11. When
Ihis resolution reached the Senate
it was referred to the committee
on constitutional amcndim nts
where it now quietly reposes and
it will stay there until the prohi-
bitionists see proper to living it
out for nil of the members of this
committee are prohibitionists ex-
cept the chairman. I do not he-
lieve that the Senate will agree
to an adjournment on that (late
unless the rodislrietuig hills can
he put through. A number of the
Senators want to go to congress
and they are not going to take
any chances on running for con-
gress before the state at Imge.
The hopes of the advocate of
the various consolidation I. ills is
at II very low ehh it having he-
come generally understood that
dov. - Colquitt will veto them
should they he passed.
The Abilene Normal school hill
will prolial.l'i come up in the
Senate this week. I see in the
"Western Light that some one
here in Austin had written to
.fudge lliggins wishing to repre-
Mht Snyder in this matter. This
was perhaps some professional
lobbyist who wanted n money
consideration for his services.
Sucli iiicu ns a rule have no stand-
ing with the legislature and
would really prejudice the mem-
bers against any measure which
they might advocate.
The Fanners I'nioii measure
has fared especially well this ses-
sion. The Cotton Factory I '.ill
has been finally passed. The fol-
lowing circular gotten out by my-
self m advocacy of the measure
while it was pending will explain
(he measure :
My attention has he. n called to
a Ntn't.-meiit publislu d in the press
the State on l-elu-uury I ' m
etf-ct that -I. T. Howard ni'-s-.t
.T the Dallas Cotton .Mill.
1 appeared before
amber of 'omrec-ec
I !n vernor
I -: 1 1 now
In!!. re and
that body to petition
Colquitt to veto the
nding in the .-;t
ich In: s Hi1.- -ed tie I
Vili-:g for th" erection o .1 i-ollon
factory '" ''-v '"""'
!-ts 111 tin- III. .III!! leMM'e ' coi
hugging cotton duel;. .-aei
and twi'ie. The reasons giy-
..- 11 . ov I :r( as o v n i i"--
.I..- are ri
! lb' s.iys
Id ill . allied
; t i ! . iiwie'd
uloiis and s:'-ui
that if Ibis fi'ciory
that U'iv;.telv ovvneii
e.oin.ete Willi the I
fa tot V because ol t In
r that Will be use! ill the l-.'.ter.
As ll matter of fact there is not ..
cotton mill in Texas that is i.nu
ufactiii ing attempt 1 1 U' to m-'.
iieture the I not o! g- i Is vv nn i.
bill i.iovidei sliail I li'i-
ulacturd in the pn p-.M-.l factory
exce cotton duck. Mow. ilon.
the manulactnre ol Iiil.:iul.
ks. rope and twine m.;un-.us-alVect
the privati ly "V ne 1
not one of which as I have
a! 1 1
adv stated is engage.l in 'i'C
manufacture of these ;rt!!c.s.
ehrillellge the coll -' lliess ol
statement that llif-re is m-
;.. tin. oiieralion ot ei Hull
in . - i -
s ill Texas ami inai
t . i ... i ...... 1 1 ' .
.... live nil s Shlll (toUh I'C-
rause it is utiprnfitafde to operate
I hem If it becomes- necessary to
do SO. 1 will produce th- evidence
showing that there i a s; b ndid
;t ... H i. I.iisi'i- ss iii i exas.
mill that where the nulls
down it is done pursuant to an
ngrt uient l limit the output.
ti... si.if. ...out that the erection
of the factory provided for in this
bill would put stop to the mov.-
which be ssys is on iooi .
mills ii. Fort Worth nt
Wichita Fulls for the niiuiufac-
..rsT.f fine fabrics is too h1.su nl
lo require even piissing notice.
llow could the manufacture of
bagging duck said: rope and
twine nireet these enterprises?
The factory is demanded by the
Fit nn erst' Fnion of Texas in order
that the farmers of Texas may
free themselves from the heavy
and unjust burdens that have
been laid upon them by the jute
trust. This remorseless trust has
an absolute monopoly in the man-
ufacture and sale of bugging
sucks ami twine nndMr. Howard
well knows that no individual will
hnard an investment of bis
money in n factory for the pur-
pose of engaging in competition
with this gigantic trust in the
manufacture of theso goods. The
State by the use of convict labor
can give us this relief. No? nri"
word is said by Mr. Howard about
the hundreds of convicts who arc
on the state farm raising cotton
coi n and cane in competition
with the farmers of this state.
No : this is nil right with him ; but
when we who pay seventy-live
per cent of. the taxes ask for a
little appropriation that will cu
able us to save the fanners of
Texas hundreds of thousands of
dollars every year he holds up
his hands in holy horror and ask;
the Covernor to veto the measure.
If his cause is n just one why
don't Mr. Howard come on doivu
here and let ns fitrht it o.i! like
men before the Legislature in-
stead ii" trying to use M;c pres-
tige ami influence of the Chamber
of Commerce injin attempt to in-
fluence the (iovernor to veto the
bill. Jute is a foreign product
while (otlon is raised by almost
every farmer in Texas. I '"cotton
weie substituted forjute.it would
open up a demand for a vi.sl
amount of low grade colton which
would be manufactured into these
goods instead of .being used as n
club to hammer down th price
of our better grades of cotton ns
In view ( f the piterest muni
feslcil by (iovernor Colquitt dur-
ing his campaign and in his mes-
sage to the Legislature in the
welfare of the fanner of Texas. I
have no fear of him vibih; the
bill when it is passed and s-tit to
him for his approval.
The other measure passed was
our cotton tare hill. The follow-
ing gotten out T..V IllVself while
the bill was pending '-h';""s
c purpose of this measure:
The purpose of this ...ensure l -
lo save to the rottc la'-.ers "
Texas more tlmn lour mi lions ot
dollars aiuundlv. thai i-;b. mguo
justly ami a"bitiar!y lek !r.. .i
them b. cxe.'s.. e (I. (I'd : m- i (
t...... l'ml. r the ores- !( - "fi
"" ' '
of handling cotton. i!i. re !s -u. a '
bitrar.v ib'dueti . sin p.; -"!
from tin- price ol ' . .'
cin'er 1 11
ie w T'.'1 I o th" I ;o"i:!'.'
. and ties in
which the - ot'on i
' -v r.i i 'p"d. fins i ' kno". ii to
i li'.-ole as 'te:.'" ami amo
i Hi- t .
: i i i ' . . . . ' i 1 . i i . . i i i .
il . 1 1 1 1 1 1 e i e ' 1 1 " . . I
j from :.f.t ;.. n'-l l.de. Th
j ..;' . - le'f'..'il' ' J lid I'.es ill I'
! j d'eN I- .I"'. . t IV i :h. II. CII
j ea-e. c i edillg p"i:.'s t" I
I bale and i i i gin- as h ' as ' .
pounds to the La:. . T'e. .' -it
iii'e h.iL'L'lng . lid 'ill oo
I ii J.'-1I. 1'al lis-.
! dear lo -s !o t
s to b; I'ciii.ds
Here. then. 1- a
i 1 I liter of I'' l'!'i
f 111 I oil ' V .
i 1 - i
is never any m1""""1 "'
l.etvvccn the local eot'.ui b-:' ei
and the fa I m.-r in the ini.l e.r. I
c;i:e this de.belion is mini-
from tl- pr-ice in lint before 1 1 .
local hrVel-s lira lUMIlsl
the pii Miiei! "' i s .;
lv :.!!.! lli -aiise t
. i i 1 1
I. . ir
ging and lies i.re w. igi- i in .i-id
roiistiti- :i I it 11 of 1h. g .--Weight
'.' the hah-. IliaCV ha1 -hi
II 1 d to bei.ev tll.it the la. ill
- r ceived pay for hi b.-igg V.l
and te s. at a pi i .pii .d- nt I'-
ll vali ' lint cotton in tl
market. Nothing could be in.--ther
from the tru-h iliiin this '-.-.
t.-ntion. The d d i'-'i-n d si p.-i
emit from t!:e r al Value ol t ia
cotton hsd already L. . u made
be!".. ie the price Was .pioted to
tl.. funiiiT. l.n! It ins i-aie vv . is;
: and It his l ai
.1 pounds gross. I nly r-
l f..- A"
s of 1 in.
i: : : ; .btVMi.ii.iii''
. .'. i u.i.l ti.s (liti.in -
"rr".' ; i t
Rlill' lie fiemii' ...
.Ol 1 ti
.1. rf lint tlV tCMSOll Ol Til.
excessive deduction. Tin Fhrm
(Successor to The
'Let all The Ends Thou Aim'st at
SNYDER SCURRY COUNTY T ExVsCfBIDAY MARCH 3 1911.
JAIL BOND ELECTION
TO BE HELD APRIL 8TH
Date of Election Changed so
That it Will Not Conflict
With Other Elections
Owing; to the fact that there
are elections for school purposes
on the date set at first for t lt-
jail bond election the Commis-
sioners' Court has changed the
date to April 8th. The latter date
also gives the people more time
to consider the matter.
There will be a meeting of the
Snvder Fire I lepnrt meiit Friday
n'ght for the purpose id' perma-
nent organization and the elec-
tion of officers for the coming
year ami for any and all such
other business th;-') may come up.
The City Council has given ns
lawful and legal .roeogtiit ion aid
we are therefore in n position to
transact legal business.
We are nlowed :! exemptions
liom street and jury service and
as we only have A members we
will have room for Hi new mem-
bers the membership fee will be
..I.OO monthly dues 2') cents. We
need only good sober and willing
.f. W. Massey. Chief.
W. 1!. Lee Secretary.
(ieo. T. Curtis manager of the
Scurry County Telephone Com-
pany informs us that his com-
pany is kept bir-y filling orders
for both toe n and country tele-
phones. The ilemand for rural
phone lines is steadily growing
greater (iood roads and tele-
phones are the greatest factors in
development of the present ntre
and Scurry county is demanding
more of both.
" " """"
ers' Fnion Ins tried repeatedly to;
have this matter adjusted but J
has failed in the attempt because i
the big buyers and spinners put i
into their pockets tlie i II I Hi- !.- '
sums unjustly taken from the
farmers and they have thciefore. '
refused to liLTiee to a readjust
inellt "f (he rule. Tlie priict ice.
in most eases is that tic Lilt buy
.-rs and evporli rs of cotton edd
..iioiorl ete;n !iilL"'lll'' or old
s..k. ! n..ohe v e!;i o
' J he ha l' eri li LT I id 1 ' s Up 1 1 ' the 1 ! . 1 1
f . 1... ee w.-i-.d!
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is poi- on (lo
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d. Ii..!! !li!s ::" '
ii iii !y one of : '. p. I ! :
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il'is l.i! on.. dit i"t
eni-e it is paler ii a:
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ha; it iiitcr'.-i es v. ii :' 1 1
The S-lOlee ' eurl of !
S-aJes I.....!..! d-.v li .- !
Till. U. of I I is V . ! . Uf.
Mis ;;n siatnte pi-.-v.-i-! u:g !' -
can ving out i i'i.''- ol
...! I'.v the Kai.s i ' 'it v I'. ard
;--oe. I.V w iiK-b 1'" poun-! :s
il Irom -ve ear .;i "
- est itiial d dirt . 'I a-'
e H.Y.dVe.l i '..s I'.ll is
pr-ee; si-: . e -a m ". n c i i i -
. '!. th.it i Ha a v di
!i.t gi v ' i i I" 1 ii;! so i . i
ei.l'lei.i i.ei i'.al He pile o "li'-
el.'elll Is !if.l ill leli-'Oe. I' -.!.
i;.;;. I b- ..!' ce't-.
1.. t... f. i I's .. '!'. . s. !
jee !lM'd 11 on it bv i 1"
.'ill.. lis ia i: - Had or '
d h la : ' e a i l
!. I v v I'. ! ;v. p i i -
!.! .1"! 'iv ' at a pi . ! 1 '
( w-;: '..r and .. i;
pal tics. The l'..:mei-' ' I I a.n
ivks tor no Si -aid piivil-.-es
All it asks is a -sip;- d- d."
and pit ii il.iv vve will work out i
' r ow n
I ! my.
Other Fame i s' I'ni.ui mcisur."
i belli liivolal.ly r.pol-Te.l in
igb' lllelisure so !nr.
F. I. TOWNS FN I).
Be Thy Country's Thy God'i and
WILL BUILD A NEW
More than Twenty Thousand
DollarB Raised at Sunday
Last Sunday was it red letter
day in the history of the Metho-
dist church in Snyder. Following
the banquet Saturday night in
which prominent lay members o
the church took purl as well as
'lie visiting and local clergymen.
Kev. 11. A. Hon the able nn 1
scholarly preacher from J'oly.
technic college delivered an ad-
dress at the court house Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock following
I which more than twenty I'm. us
and dollars was subscribed to-
wards the building of a new
house of worship.
Men's Missionary Banquet
The folowing is the program of
the Men's Missionary I'.anqnct
Saturday evening February 'J".
l:il 1 7 .o'clock :
Toast mastci .lodge C. C. Hie-
Souif: " Amei iui "- - all Mund-
l'raver li'cv. Simeon Shaw.
All seated at table.
Toast : '-The call to go For-
ward." L'. W Chadwiek.
Tost : "What the Men's Mis-
sioiiarv Movement will do for
us." liev. -I. W. Hunt.
Toast : "Our Forty-five Million
for t iirist" Mac Taylor.
Address IJev. Simeon Shaw.
Address. II. A. lloaz.
( Irganial ion.
Lelieilict ion. liev. Shaw.
Simeon iillym. sc sprs
( ream of Tomato Soup
b'oast Turkey ' I Ian
! Cranberry' Jellv Celery
Chicken Salad Sandwiches
I'iekl. s nim
Hlanc Mature Cakes
h'. v. Si n Shaw. I'm seism'
. ('. ial. C i . ! e - e ; ce l.el.d-
I'. men's Mission. iiy .ie cue lit
il. A. I'.oa.. O l. Orator
e.ncg e.'id a I. ad r in ti.e Mi.'
Kev Winfoi.l Hunt. I'i. .. '.
--.( 'ha S;V del- 's'.'ll'.i
-e C. C Il:.'.:lv L . '
..-ie- of the Mover i.l.
ai. " V. M. !!' r. ' :' .
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CCNTiWUl US. I fgtt
THE WATER WORKS
Xh5 Work is to Begin it One:
Or. Snyder's Water Wciks
I'i e tract was b t last w I-
(he Foul.'aiti l..tw F.llg.l.e. r
th.eidig Company of Houston. T.-va
to build the reservoir and put 5.
the wal.-r mains .r the ci!y.
to begin as early as possild.- and
AT THE COURT HOUSE
completed within six months.
5onds were voted by the city for
this purpose about a year ago to
the amount of $H.1UI ml were
recently sold for !H.4". The
reservoir has been located on the
west side near the West Ward
school bouse and it is proposed
to run a main from them to th-
business section of the city (Mid
thence east along Plaid street as
far as finances will permit a? .his
Mrs. White Dead
Mri. Mary White died early I
Tuesday moriiiutr at the h."i" ol
her sister Mrs. S. (. l-'ickas with
whom she had been living for the
past year. Mrs. White had been'
in bad he alt h for some t i'oe and
was ikIvhim i'il in years bei.ij.' ( 1
vi ars out at the time ol in i
Unveiling at Fluvanra.
A larL'e delegation o! Snyder i
W. O. W. wi lit to Fluvanna Sun-j
day to assist other ('amps in nn- I
veiliiiL' a monument to the mem-
oi v of Soyereiirn lii'tz. 'hie fj
the good works of this 01 n ia- I
tion is to ije suitable distinction j
to the final r stinu place of a !
parted member. j
The Breath of Winter
()C of the Severest cold Spells
of the winter struck ns Monday
and by Tuesday nioniii'r the
ground w as covered wit u .
While a little bit IMICOIIifortabb-
1 for the time iieing it is puiung
! I he ground in fine plant ins: con-
! House Caught Fire
I d.H. Met 'iinton 's house .-aught
j tire early last Saturday morning
l from a defective f' 1 1-. and but I v
j prompt act ion it woidd hav e be i
I dest roved.
Key. Simeon h.i . I'residm
Khlel of the ( 'eh.f.tdo I list Y -t
d.-li vered a proh I.1 ion add i t
the ( 'ourt House Siiiid.;'.-' I i'.t.
V;d lllgtol. .V. ie 1 I la
Senate. I a vote of M to I -Iiiiir
d l.o; ; i er's r;g' ! . ...
i; 1 I 'i.'' d ' s ..
a Kr .
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s r i...
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1 p il t iel.lar e
x.ois teVV ?. II'.' I i I ' .
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tr-.u-i maku.g ca in ;-ri ; w. n cuum-
lii ti.uis. lb- said i! Would I
...;' iy fi.ir to proiuiut sai
I n-n contributing to ti.e mi pit
of church s or s boots.
$1.00 Per Year in Advance
GEN. CABELL NOTED
Distinguished Service in War
Brought Promotion to Briga-
dier General From Davis
Oaiias Feb. L'::.-oii. win;.. !i
I'iiIi' II. distinguished soldier of
the Confederacy who inaugun'.-
ed and led the movement for the
Confederate Home at Aiisiin I'd
for h pension law tor veteiais
died at Hie home of his (laugh! r
Mrs. .1. ('. Muse last night e :i-
ei al ( 'abcll 'k (b at Ii was slid 1 n
though he had been ill for k. ac
weeks with in ill broiu hit is i ;ni
t here hail I n no hope for r i v -
. ry. Memheis of lhc family I ad
left his beds de tor 'UlIV 11 si. at
lime and vv i n t hey ft Ul'lu d la
v as dead.
Cell. Cabell pal-fi'-ipat'-.l i'i
many no'al.h i!g..gemcnts in ;a -war
bet w e. n tie st at s s.iul v : .
fittingly i cco-rri !.'! by .FetT"
I .IV i- lor his s. i ices. Alter t
war and until his ihath he w;" a
conspicuous figure in public .'..'-
('in s He vejis t hi i i' years ma ':
of Dal'as. was deb-gate to In v
national I leu.ocrat ie coiiv ei;t ii...-.
ai d was I'nir -d Sintt s n.i-.n; -i
for the Northern district of 'i ' ".
s four '-a rs by a ppoild .n i' '
(lev ehiii'l. In politics he w.'-
Stail'icll Slip Ol(e- if Kelignl.. .-.I:
1'oss. 'ill hef sou. ( 'oifpii' t i . !
I '.a i b y.
West Point Graduate
IP- WHS lieutenant ge end I
tin- Trans-Mississipi b part in' i.t
of the ( 'i.lnedetate V. teraos. ha . -
illf been eted to that .f4".-
in -'to and having been re-ebct-ed
many tunes since.
(Jell. ( 'abell V. as s years o! 1
and n nati e ! Virginia. F.ai !y
in life he de'-ided on a mil:t
career i nd wl .-n o :' ! he i eipi: r .'
age entered the I'nded Slat -s
Mhita'-v Aead-i-.y at W I'oii !.
lie was graduated n W- a .!
! lis CI " ! s l ll I J as a SeC"' '
li.-U'ell It! :'h1 11-1 .'!''! t" d.liV
wit h ti.e S.-v ui'i 1 1. '"a nt ry. ! .'
( e;i ' i e - .1 ill Hi 1 - I ' '
p; rin d in t! I'tah
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Mr and Mis. I.. i.. y lom. i ly
lived in !...!' i.
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