The Bryan Daily Eagle and Pilot (Bryan, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 193, Ed. 1 Wednesday, August 12, 1914 Page: 2 of 4
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THfO Hit VAN DAILY MAt.LK
WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 12 1314.
Cooper & Cole
The Quality Grocers
Ring us for Fresh Vegetables. We receive them dally.
A few of the good things we are offering:
Fresh Green Teas
Fresh Snap Beans.
Fresh Sweet Potatoes
THE BRYAN DAILY EAGLE
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THE ELECTRIFICATION OF THE
The Industry not yet completed of
the greatest Importance to the busi-
ness Interests in Bryan only second
to the construction of the railroad
Into the bottom is the electrification
of the College line. The esabllshment
of dependable frequent service to the
.college would mean from fifteen to
twenty families moving at once to
Bryan. This means thousands of dol-
lars added to 'the commerce of the
city. Bryan cannot afford to allow un-
necessary delay in this improvement.
Some plan should be worked out by
the business men in conjunction with
the management of the line whereby
this work can be pushed to an early
completion. A very little assistance
we understand will enable the work
to proceed with vigor enabling the
line to give rapid service at a very
early date. Every effort should be put
forth to this much desired accom-
plishment OUR "ED."
We were this morning tendered a
check for $2.."0 to pay for a political
convention call. This is the first in-
stance of anything like It during the
twenty years' experience of the Examiner-Review
and we haven't yet
quite recovered. The check came
from Mr. E. W. Crenshaw of Bryan
who Is chairman of the Twenty-second
Representative District. Mr.. Cren-
shaw Is evidently not acquainted with
the custom prevailing in matters of
this kind. We not only do not receive
offers to pay for political calls but we
are expected to publish miles of
gratuitous stuff of one sort and an-
other and the most of us fall for It
without cominent. The' check waR
promptly returned to Mr. Crenshaw
though we were very much tempted
to keep It and frame It as the one big
curio of our sanctum. Navasota Ex-
The Mr. E. W. Crenshaw referred
to above Is the best known man In
Brazos County and Is juRt plnln "Ed"
here at home. However he Is what
we call a real man. Our neighbor at
Navasota Is not familiar with such
doings. If you had one or two men
like "our Ed" In Navasota you would
gradually come to yourself and when
approached by a real gentleman it
would not take so long to recover.
Mr. Crenshaw knows that printers
have to pay their bills and their only
source of Tevenue Is from their ad-
vertising columns. The only trouble
with our neighbor at Navasota as we
see It Is that be needs a manager.
The Post learns from what It re-
gards as absolutely reliable sources
that during the State meeting of the
Farmers' Union last week at Fort
Worth a resolution endorsing the
Ferguson land rent plank was voted
down by an overwhelming majority.
The matter has been kept quiet for
political reasons but has finally leak-
ed out. And just to think the poli-
ticians at El Paso are preparing to
put it in the platform and thus com-
mit the Democratic party of Texas
to this malignant heresy even though
the farmers after a full and free dis-
cussion in their State convention
have repudiated it. Houston Post
Mr. Ferguson's land plank was not
a popular demand from the farmers
of Texas either landlords or tenants
out a kind of vote catching auto truck
Young Tender Okra.
Extra Nice Peaches.
Green Head Cabbage.
32 and 3SG. '
ot Mr. Ferguson's own (IchIkd and con-
struction to ride Into office on and
It did the work.
President Wi'son has silenced the
batteries of every foreign controlled
wireless station In and along the
coast of the I'nlted States of those
Nations engaged In the European
war. These stations could be of vast
service to their respective countries
by communicating orders and other
war matters to their ships at sea and
their closing Is done to enforce our
neutrality. President Wilson's neu-
trality proclamation declares "that no
person within the territory and Juris-
diction of the I'nlted States shall take
part directly or Indirectly In said
The executive committee over at El
raso declared Jeff McLemore the
nominee for Congressmon-at-Large
over Water Power Lane. Mr. Lane
left El Paso In a huff and says he will
take his contest to the courts. We
are betting on Jeff. It's a bard mat-
ter to go behind the election returns
and the official canvass of the execu-
The Idea over at Et Paso seemed
to be "Don't let yourself think too
loud; you may disturb some ot
Farmer Jim's plans." Well according
to our way of thinking if Farmer Jim
has any plans or poIMes that are not
sound that are revolutionary that are
not for the public welfare now is the
time to disturb them before they get
on the statute books.
Several utran&ers were In the rltv
last night coming In over tB?St-r
urban. They expressed wonder that
the bottom planters had been able to
produce such a crop as they saw after
such a disastrous overflow. It only
demonstrates the pluck and energy
of the Bryan men.
A stranger and a bright gold brick
on a 50 per cent basis provided the
stranger gets the first payment down.
will always get customers while a
I home man with a good legitimate
! profit proposition must get down on
his knees to secure a hearing.
The Commercial Club should put Its
entire energy Into the electrification
of the College line and never relax un-
til this shall have been accomplished.
Several tourists on their way to
Galveston were obliged to load their
cars and ship them to Navasota today.
This is a bad slam on Brazos County
Some editor has suggested l.iajf a
good way to stop the war In yope
would be to send Mr. Bryan over and
let him recite his "Prince of Peace"
lecture to them.
O. B. Colquitt and Jacob Welters
will both be asking the antl siport
for the United States Senate Inl!)1w1
Jot that down so you won't for
Products cannot be gotten to mar-
ket without transportation. Trnns-
! portatlon moy be so expensive as to
be prohibitive. Good roads afford
They have the local option election
habit up in Robertson County. One
Is now to be pulled off In the Calvert
The European people are already be
ginning to throw out baits for our
cotton and grain.
Reports from the great financial
centers are more and more encour-
aging. The man who can smile in the face
ot gloom is the man to rise in the
face of disaster.
Little Oscar sure talked big in that
Ferguson caucus at EI Paso.
A PRETTY STREET IN BRYAN.
Although the International & Great
Northern Railroad has gone into the
hands of receivers the street improve-
ment work in this city being done by
the road is still going on. The forces
have finished grading and graveling
about one-half of West Anderson
street and the street Is now one of
the prettiest streets in the city.
Nettleton's $6 Oxfords
$4.65 1-3 off on Mohair
Suits. Straw Hats 1-2
price Palm Beach and
Linen Suits at reduced
The Store for Values in
POOLS FOR SPOKANE
Citizens of Enterprising Western City
Co-operate With Health Officer
of the Town.
Spokane Wash. Aug. 12. "Clean
swimming pools for Spokane" has
been adopted as one of the slogans
of the health department which Is
leaving nothing undone that will tend
to better the city's record as the sec-
ond healthiest city In the United
Every public and semi-public plunge
In Spokane is oo-operstlng with Dr.
J. B. Anderson health officer to pre-
vent the spread of Infection and or-
ders have been given not only to
change the water frequently but also
to use sufficient chlorine to kill all
Before entering the big municipal
wlmmlng pool every bather is re
quired to take a shower bath.
SELECTING GOOD SEED OF
CORN AND GRAIN SORGHUMS
Maturity Is the first consideration
In selecting good seed corn. If ears
are pulled before they are mature the
kernels will shrivel and will not pro-
duce vigorous plants. As soon as the
corn is thoroughly ripe take a sack
and walk slowly along each row let-
ting the eye have sufficient time to
size up each plant. The seed for
planting should be selected only from
plants that show a decided tendency
to yield well plants producing two
or more good ears are to be preferred.
The stalks should be of good size at
the base gradually tapering not
necessarily tall. Strong vigorous
stalks of medium height generally pro-
duce the best ears. The ear should
be borne at a medium height on the
stalk. Plants that bear their ears
high up on the stalk blow down easily.
The shank or portion that joins the
ear to the stalk should be of medium
size and of sufficient length that the
ear may bang with tip down. Ears
that are borne upright on the stem
damage easily in wet weather. Select
from stalks without suckers. Suck-
erlng is an undesirable characteristic
and is to a certain extent hereditary.
Avoid the large ears on stalks stand-
ing singly with an unusual amount of
space around them. They will not
necessarily have a high producing
About twice as much seed as is
required for planting should be select-
ed so that sufficient seed will remain
after the ears of low germinating
power have been discarded when the
germination test Is made before plant-
ing. When the seed eara have been
husked from the standing stalks tho
next step Is to properly store them
for winter keeping. Remember Hint
they must have free circulation of it Ir
under conditions where the tempera-
ture does not change rapidly. This
Is to allow the excess of moisture to
evapornto readily nnd to prevent the
germ from being weakened. A Rood
method Is to suspend from the celling
or rafters of a well ventilated building
ten or more ears In a siring each ear
looped at about the middle on a dobua
strand of binding twine. Take a piece
of twine about ten feet long and
double it tying the ends together
forming a loop. Take one end of the
loop in the right hand and the other
In the left and standing erect allow
the loop to hang down until It. just
touches the floor. The end of the
loop in the left huml should be held
about six Inches higher than In the
right. An ear Is then placed across
the strings on the floor and the right
hand and the strings are passed
through between those held In the left
leaving a place in which to Iny the
second ear. This method Is continued
until the string is filled. The longer
string Is then looped through the
shorter and the corn is hung up for
Kaffir Mllo and Feterlta.
The seed of these crops for future
planting should be selected in the
field just as in the case of corn. The
plants from which seed is selected
should possess the following charac-
ters: 1. They should be vigorous grow-
ers? yielding-a large amount of grain.
This also means good drouth resist-
ance. 2. They should be early maturing.
This Is an Important character In dry
3. The heads should be large well
filled and compact
4. The heads should extend well
out of boot or upper leaf sheath. No
seed is produced on the enclosed por-
tion which often becomes moldy or
rotten If wet weather prevails.
6. The plant should be free from
suckers and branches. Suckers are
usually not profitable producers of
grain and rob the main plants of
water and food. They mature later
than the main stalk.
6. Avoid plants with pendant or
hanging heads. They are hard to
When harvested the seed should be
hung up for the winter in a well
ventilated place so that it will not
heat or mold. In sections where wee-
vils damage the grain during the win-
ter months. It will be necessary to
store the seed grain after it has been
thoroughly dried in tight boxes or
bins and fumigate It with carbon bi-
sulfide using at the rale of about ten
pounds of the liquid to eaih l.OO
cubic feet of space. This liquid
should be put In shallow pans and
these placed on the surface of the
grain. The bins or boxes must be
kept well covered at all times.
CHUM BOB'S SPORTING TALK.
New York Aug. 12. Commodore
James A. Pugh who took his newest j
speed boat the Disturber IV to Eng-
land to take part In the International
races at Cowes England Is a sorely
disappointed mnn. The races were
scheduled for today snd the commo-
dore expected to see his boot match
some of the finest motor craft In the
world. The competitors he most
seriously desired to be In the races
have been withdrawn.
Western papers are picking Jack
Knight of the Cleveland A. A. team
as being one of the players likely to
go to the majors from the American
Association. Knight has been on the
pnyroll of four major league clubs
but of course that does not bar him
from further trial.
It Is interesting to note what the
sporting world can do for the war In
Europe. Jean Gouln the great run-
ner Is a lieutenant in the French in-
fantry; Emllio Lungh the former
holder of the world's half-mile record
Is eligible for service In the Italian
cavalry and Hannes Braun the great
half mller will be on one of the Ger-
Freddie Welsh says that be lives
almost exclusively upon carrots be-
fore meeting Willie Richie. Well it
a guy eats a cluster of carrots he
ought to be sore enough at the world
It has been decided by the Ameri
can Olympic Committee that this is
not an auspicious time to start raising
funds for the 1916 trip. It is believed
that the Olympic subscription list will
fare much better if the books are not
opened until better financial condi-
tions prevail in the country.
Some chatty young men have broken
Into the National League this season
but none can approach the flow of
small talk which Is spilled by Moll-
wltz of the Reds when he is in the
field. He has O'Mara of the Brook-
lyns beaten. He is wound up and
never runs down.
' The Philadelphia cricket team has
sent a team of players to England for
some matches. Perhaps it is just as
well that they seem lllioly to come to
grief. One wonders what we'd say
If England sent a bull team over hero.
Speuklnu of luxurious golf links
what's the matter with the course lit
Slilunocock Hills L. 1.? Nearly a
million dollars In all have been spent
on the Hhlnneeoik links much of
which was subscribed by wealthy men
In and about New York City. The
course Is now ranked among the
greatest In the world.
Frankle Moran the Chicago 138
pound battler has returned home
from a trip to the Pacific roust Ho
fought several important battles in
Cullfornla. Mornn Intends to mnko
Chicago his homo and through his
manager Mate Taylor he has Issued
a challenge to all 138-pound fighters
HOUSTON MARKET REVIEW.
Houston Tex. Aug. 12. Of timely
and reassuring Interest are tho re-
ports and official too that the United
States government is preparing
means to finance tho cotton crop and
that New York bankers also plan to
advance the cotton growers $400000-
000 at the rate of $10 per 1ml o to
assist in the gradual marketing of the
staple. It is their wlith as well as
the growers' that higher prices pre
vail for cotton and their advances of
actual rash will assure the planter
funds for Immediate needs and larger
profits through gradual marketing.
On the whole business Is readjust-
ing Itself from the shock ot ten days
ago when some European . crowned
feet were stepped on and the greatest
of modern wars startid. It Is appar-
ent now that America will benefit Im-
mensely. Marketing of the cotton
crop appeared as the only big prob-
lem but with two great forces tbe
United States government and New
York banking Interests assuring Im-
mediate money to the growers the
last crowd was swept away and the
growers may safely look forward to a
most successful year.
The world must be clothed. It must
be fed war or peace. In war destruc-
tion demands increased supplies
higher prices prevail and the lucky
holder of supplies reaps the harvest.
In the present rase with all Europe
at war America holds the balance of
power in supplies and In a short time
a few weeks may dictate hes own
The government crop report Just is-
sued shows food crops high above Die
When Liverpool actually resumes
business In cotton spots In time of
mar it Is certain that conditions are
favorable. If German fleets may be
kept off the high seas by the British
and French shipments will resume
Immediately ana the white flow of
American cotton will be stronger than
ever the yellow flow of gold Europe
Is now demanding for ar purposes
food and supplies.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY HONORS
Edith M. Thomas poet was born
at Chatham Ohio August 12. 18.'.t.
Her life as an author really began
when' she was but a few years of age.
Her early efforts had a quality and
merit seldom found In the rhymes
produced by children. While at nor-
mal school she contributed verses to
various Ohio newspapers. The fresh-
ness of expression the buoyant tone
and the exquisite finish of her lines
sot them In strong contrast with those
produced by most writers of the time.
Her works have appeared In various
publications among them the Atlantic
Monthly and the Century.
THE TANGO FOOT.
Few new things of general popu-
larity long escapo the doctors. They
manage to get Into business relations
with such In surprisingly short order.
Early In the automobile era the de-
votees of that mnchlno began to hove
new things the mntter with them. It
wns the same with the aeroplane and
now the tango Is furnishing Its modest
contribution In the shape of a tifngo
foot. We may expect a maxlxe knee
a hesitation hip and several other
terpslchorean disease specialists. The
symptoms of tango foot are thus set
forth by a New York doctor in the
Medical Record: Patient after a
tango day or night awakes in the
morning with a slight dull pain in the
outer front portion of the lower leg.
At first he or perhaps more probably
she thinks It due to rheumatism or a
slight bruise. But the pain continues
and increases and it becomes more
unpleasant to move the foot at the
ankle as in walking. Coming down
stairs is particularly disagreeable.
At this point if the tangolst Is of
the right sort the doctor "gets his
innings." Upon examination the lat-
ter finds slight inflammation of a ten-
don sheath running down the front ot
the ankle and foot Treatment: A
soothing lotion limited amount ot
walking and abstention from tongolng
the latter being the Important item.
The doctor records to dnte eight cases
of tango foot one "a seamstress who
worked the sewing machine with het
foot. Perhaps now that the facts
have been published the crop will in
crease. It is to be hoped however1
that these new dunces will not be al-
lowed to ruin the joints and tendon
sheuths of the lower limbs f our ris-
ing generation. In (Ik. e of some
of our more elderly tloltcs a mild
tenosynovitis which if tho technlcul
niinio for tango font will not perhaps
be nil unmixed evil. --New York Even-
8team Roller Working Fine at El
Pa jo All Contesting Ferguson
(Hy Auo'!iilid Pressl
Kl Paso Tex.. Aug. 12. By a vote
of 21 to 3 tho Stnte Democratic excu-
tlve committee declared Jeff McLe-
more nominated. In tho convention
the Ferguson steam roller Is working
porfectly. The dolegutes gave the hind
plank a mighty cheer. All contesting
Ferguson delegates were seated. Cun-
ningham of Abilene was elected per-
manent chairman. The entire remain-
der of the slate was chosen.
Senator Bailey Speaks.
(Dr AMOclatml Pratm
El Paso Tex. Aug. 12. Senator
Bailey made a thirty minute speech
favoring his three planks agalnat
National woman suffrage National
prohibition and excessive campaign
money. Jake Wolters and James E.
Ferguson spoke for majority report
Conttst for United States Senate In
Ohio Defeats Present
riy Assnrluted X'rft )
Columbus Ohio. Aug. 12. Warren
Harding defeated former United.
States Senator Foraker for the Repub-
lican nomination for United States
Regular meeting of the Elks' Lodge
tonight. Members urged to attend.
H. E. PEVERLEY JR.. E. R.
LABOR NEWS AND NOTES.
France and Germany have suspend-
ed their parcel post service.
.Business In Buenos Ay res Is said to
be paralyzed on account of tho Euro-
There Is only one coachman in alt
England and she has been put out of
business by the war.
The forests of Florida contain 175
different kinds of wood many of them
So burdened are fruit trees In War-
ren and Sussex Counties N. J. that
farmers have found It necessary to
prop up the branches.
President Wilson's greatest fear of
a railroad strike was that It would
enhance the strain which the Euro-
pean situation Is placing on the pros-
perity of this Nation.
San Francisco's Machinists' Union
Is demanding a minimum wago of $1
for eight hours' work which Is an In-
crease of .0 cents a day over the
Fifty Hungarian servant girls re-
cently went on a silence strike vow-
ing not to speak a word until their
employers allowed them two calling
nights a week.
The arbitration court of New Zea-
land has granted a six-day week to
hotel workers. An agitation has been
begun throughout the country for the
extension of the principle to all seven-day-a-week
occupations including the
For faithful service during the last
year the Capital Traction Company
of Washington D. C distributed
among its conductors and motormen
$21680.17 In bonuses. This Is an an-
nual custom of the railway company.
Those employes who had been in tho .
service of the company ten years re-
ceived $100 each those five years $75
each and those two and one year
$50 and $25. respectively.
In the total population of the
United States more than two-fifths of
all persons over three-fifths of all
the males but considerably less than
one-fifth of the females were en
gaged In gainful occupations in 1910.
In the population ot ten years and
over more than one-fifth of all persons
over four-fifths of the males but
less than one-fourth of the females
were gainfully occupied.
There are 3600 persons employed
in Janitorial work in San Francisco.
Of this number more than 2000 are
Japanese and nearly 500 Chinese are
engaged in this line of work. They
are employed in the hotels and apart
ment houses as well as in private
residences as Janitors window clean-
ers and house boys.
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