San Antonio Express. (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 49, No. 200, Ed. 1 Sunday, July 19, 1914 Page: 4 of 74
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS: SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 19, 1914.
POLITICS AND POLITICAL FIELD IN TEXAS
OFFICER OF LODGE SAYS CANDI-
DATE BELONGS IN VIOLATION
OF THE BY-LAWS.
JAMES E. FERGUSON
FORMER CANDIDATE FOR GOV-
ERNOR OF TEXAS ENDORSES
"In parading Judge Slator around the
district as a great Hermann Son bis cam-
paign managers are attempting to put
oter one of the biggest political fakes
ever perpetrated on the people of Bexar
or any other county. The Llano candidate
came to San Antonio recentlv and. of
course, his managers took him to the
Hermann Sons Hall and introduced him
around as a member of the order. G. C.
Zellweger, presuming he was a German,
endeavored to converse with him in Ger-
man, arid to all of our surprise, the Llano
man replied In English, admitting that be
was unable to speak German."
Frank J. Bosshardt. an active member
and for ten years an active officer of Har-
monia Lodge No. 1, the mother lodge for
Texas of the Hermann Sons' order, said
"One of the fundamental rules of our
order," Bosshardt rontinuod. "is that a
member must be able to speak German
a;i& yi*t when Slator came to our lodge,
16# btg<e*t of its kind in the State, he
tva» un*l>*e to answer in German a greet-
ing fftvee to him In the niotncr tongue,
lie frnnWy admitted he couldn't speak
Oilman. And right (hen and there iler-
£d<u;p. Kon* in San Antonio saw that ei-
torts were being made to have them sup-
port a candidate who lays much stress
on the frwt that lie is a Hermann Son
and yet wno has absolutely no business
\n the order.
BY-LAWS ARE VIOLATED.
"The lodge that admitted him to mem-
bership violated one of the principal rules
In our by-laws.
"As a Hermann Son I reseut this in-
trusion and I resent the way Slator"*
political character assassins are endeavor-
ing to bring our order into politics. The.
Hermann Sons are not in politics. Po-
litical discussion is barred from our meet-
ings, this subject is barred by our rules.
Yet bis managers would make us a po-
"To show you just, how far we arc oin
of politics, on the occasion of our recent
convention In Austin Governor Colquitt
made a splendid address to us. He praised
our organization highly and declared he
wished it was possible for him to become
a member. Upon the conclusion of his
uddress one of our enthusiastic members
suggested that the Governor be made au
honorary member and made a motion to
that effect. Tlie motion was almost unani-
mously voted down on the grounds that
if we admitted the Governor to member-
ship we would be bringing the order into
"Despite the fact that he can't speait
German and claims to be a Hermann Son,
this Llano candidate, who admits he voted
for Sheppard and Ramsey two years ago
and who in a recent speech declared he
would support Ball, claims to be an ardent
'anti' and because of this seeks the vote
of the Hermann Sous.
HERMANN SONS RESENT.
"Hermann Sons in San Antonio and else-
*here resent his campaign methods and
look upon him as an intruder and one w ho
seeks to use our organization for selfish-
Bosshardt's statement concludes with a
tribute to Congressman Slayden. lie said:
"Slayden has always been a consistent
and sincere friend of tlu German people.
The Gerrnun people have always held nun
in high esteem and regard. The Geiman
people are loath to withdraw their con-
fidence from one in whom they have plnced
their faith unless some substantial reason
should exist. Furthermore, from my can-
vass of the German people I have not yet
found where they hold any grievhxire
J, l\ Lovelady in a signed statement de-
i lares after all misstatements against
Slayden have been found false, every patri-
otic voter in Bexnr County ought to sup-
port him. His statement follows:
"I have always felt that Mr. Slavden
was a hard worker for his district and the
City of San Antonio and when I read alle-
gations to the effect that our Congressman
was not looking after the Interest of San
Antonio and his district., I considered it
my duty to assist in defeating him for
re-election, but wh*n I learned tho truth
of Mr. Slayden's action and the true ruwse
of the I nited States concentrating the
troops at Galveston, 1 could plainly sec
that the cry against Mr. Slayden was a
felfish and political one. I 'believe Mr.
Slayden has done his full duty and ran do
more for his district than any new man
that is sent to Washington.
"After nil the misstatements against
Slayden have been found false, every patri-
otic voter in Bexar County ought to .sup-
port him. and I think most of them will.
He i* a gentleman, has never been mixed
up hi local political fights either In the
•tf or county, and I cannot understand
why some of the local office-holders are
nakiuff such a fight against him."
Ball Speaking at Flatonia.
Special Terrain to The Express
FLATOMA, Tex.. July 18.- Rev. A. R.
Davidson of Gonzales npoke at the city
park here Thursday in tne interest of the
candidacy of Torn Ball for Governor. An
audience of 200 heard th»» speaker. His
speech was well revived.
SETS FORTH HIS REASONS
Special Telegram to The Express.
WACO, Tex., July 18.—George Clark of
this city, former candidate for Governor,
has come out strongly in favor of Jim
Ferguson for Governor. Clark also tells
what he thinks of Woodrow Wilson and
W. J. Bryan for attempting to tell the
people of Texas how to conduct their po-
litical affairs. The following letter was
sent to Clark by A. R. McCollum, editor
of the Waco Tribune, and maiiy others:
"Hon. George Clark, Waco, Tex.,
"Dear Sir: As you have been quiet
during the present campaign and have ab-
stained from any expression of yuur
views on the present situation you will
pardon us for asking for some expression
troiu you as to the present situation in
Texas politics. Of course we are aware
of your former invariable position upon
trie main question, but if you are not dis-
inclined to do so we would be glad to
have your views as to the issues n<fv
pending before the people of Texas. And
especially as to the proper candidate for
the main office—that of Governor.
"Awaiting your early reply, we beg to
remain, your friends,
"A. K. McCOLU'M AND OTHERS."
Clark responded as follows:
"Gentlemen: 1 am in receipt of your
favor of yesterday asking my views as
to the issues now pending before the peo-
ple of Texas, auu especially as to my
choice of candidates. While 1 have taken
no active interest in the pending canvass
I had supposed that my views upon the
issues and the candidates were fully
known t<« those of my friends who were
at all interested in tile matter. 1 intend
, to cast my vote for James K. Ferguson
; for Governor and feel warranted in say-
j lug from his campaign speeches and ut-
i terances that I have read he appears to
J me to be a most, capable and worthy
I Democrat and will prove equal to any we
have had before him. His strictures on
the President and Secretary of State for
their attempted Interference* in the local
affair* of tlie State meet my approbation,
and the attempted defamation of Mr.
Ferguson by those arrayed against hljn
have proven futile and insignificant, even
three months ago upon careful investiga-
tion by others.
"If I had any doubt in my mind as to
what course I should pursue I should not
hesitate now since the President, who is
a citizen of New Jersey, and the Secre-
tary of State, who is a citizen of Nebraska,
have seen fit to take part in a local con-
troversy within the limits of the State
of Texas, and apparently to dictate to the
Democrats of Texas the person whom
they should support for their own local
office. Such an attempted practice vio-
lates every Democratic principle of States'
rights and local self-government and
should be resented in the proper manner,
by every Democrat in Texas.
CAN GATHER A LESSON.
"In the history of the past for more
than 100 years there can be found no in-
stance where such an attempt lias hereto-
fore been made by a Democrat, and we
can gather a lesson from the opposition
by referring back to the trying tlmrs or
1882 when a Republican President of the
T'nited States attempted to control the
local politics of the State of New York
by attempting to name one of his Cabinet
as the Governor of that State. It brought
fourth Grover Cleveland, the then humble
Mayor of Buffalo, who was triumphantly
elected in a Republican State by nearly
200,000 majority, more than 100,000 Repub-
licans resenting the action of Federal in-
terference in local affairs. It is a warn-
ing to every Democrat who believes in
States' rights and in State control of its
local affairs without interference from the
outside to rise up and by his vote pro-
test such an attempt at overturning Demo-
cratic basic principles by a Democratic
Administration. Yours very truly,
FIGHT IS WARMING UP
Eye Glasses or Spectacles are the
greatest comfort that science has
provided for suffering humanity—
improperly fitted £ source of an-
noyance and danger to the eyesight.
It costs you no more to have your
eyes thoroughly tested and glasses
properly fitted than to have some
inexperienced man sell you glasses
not exactly suited to your eyes. The
reputation of the house of Hertz-
berg is your safeguard.
E. Hertzberg Jewelry Co.
"At tta Slga of the (lock-
Corner Hoaitoa fend St. Mary * StrfH*.
Investigate oar easy
payment piaa on
ALAMO AUTO SALES CO.
Hidalgo County Good Government
League Asks Voters to Support
Their Candidates at Primaries.
Special Telegram to The Express.
MERCKDES, Tex.. July 18.—The Hidalgo
County Good Government1 League hnd a
rousing meeting last evening In this city
which was presided over by Robert J.
Gaines, a lawyer and farmer of Sau Juau,
assisted by R. 1'. Roeye. a merchant of
Donna and La Ferla and W. I". Stodinan.
a local merchant. Gaines consumed most
of the time in pointing out the flagrant
violations of the law by present officials
and drove It home to the adherents of the
County Good Government League that it
was up to them to stop It and see that
the lew was enforced, relative to county
The meeting was well represented by
farmers and business men and the majority
went away convinced that the Good Gov-
ernment League was the right move In the
right direction and that they would vote
for the good government candidates on
July 25. The candidates for election on
the rttig ticket will hold n grand barbecue
In the interest of their cause here on
Monday and a large attendance is assured
The political fight is warming up.
RAMSEY'ATTACKS LAND PLANK
He Ridicules Ferguson's Platform in
Speech at Llano.
ml Telegram to The Express.
LLANO, Tex., July 18.— Judg» W. P.
Ramsey addressed a large crowd in the
opera house this a/tern«»on Id the interest
i*. Tb?,mV V Introduced
i IV , Lean, a strong local supporter
.Judge ll imaey «poke f«»r more than an
hour and u.,* jriwn perfect attention and
liberal applau^- H** compared the plat
forms of th#> two candidate* and was quite
severe in rldicullnr the land platform
of terfruxon. Mating that If the Legisla-
ture had the power to fix the price of a
man'« land for rent il purpose* it had an
equal right to fli the price on a farmer's
He stated that Rail was being supported
by the pr<« and best antis of the State,
while Ferguson was retiring his main
support from the • <mimerrlal antis
Judge Ramoey, a - moanied by Llano |
friends, went to Valley Springs, where he
spoke at nigbt.
Slayden Speaks at Katemey.
Special Telegram to Tti" Express.
MASON. Tex., July 1®.—Over nae thou-
sand people attended the Woodmen pi*""!"
at Kafeiney Wednesdav. Congressman
Slayden spoke In th» morning on Wood
craft and In the evening in behalf of his
candidacy for Congress.
TEMPLE MAN ADDRESSES LARGE
PICNIC CROWD AT
HE MAKES MORE VOTES
Staff Special to Tho Express.
CAMPBELL, Tex., July 18.—4"That's
the way you fellows attempted to howl
down the great Jim Ilogg, in the memor-
able convention of 1900, and lie snowed
you under by 100,000 majority,*1 was the
defiant language hurled by Jim Fer/uson,
this afternoon in reply to a counter dem-
onstration started for Ball, by Ball sup-
porters when the Temple gubernatorial
candidate was introduced to a large crowd
at a picnic here this ufternoon. But the
demonstration in fuvor of the pro candi-
date was short lived and for the next two
hours Ferguson was heard with close at-
tention and really given more applause
than might have been expected in one of
the most obstinately dry sections of
Leaving Tioga at 4:30 o'clock this morn-
ing, Ferguson and party reached Camp-
bell, a town of a thousand population,
located in the northeastern part of Hunt
County, seven hours later. The Bell Coun-
ty candidate came hert* to plead tor better
schools in the rural districts, less
liquor agitation and grafting in State af-
fairs and more business. Especially did
he come to advocate better conditions for
the tenant farmer, the man of small sal-
ary and the humble wage earner, lie
came here for still another reason, because
this is generaly believed to be the strong-
est and the most uncompromising pro
community in the entire State, and it is
well known there are vast areas as "dry
us a bone," as Tom Ball says he would
have every community. The Temple can-
didate wanted once more to feel tne pulse
of the electorate of Hunt County before
departing for another and distant part of
the Commonwealth to close his remarkable
AN UNGRACIOUS RECEPTION.
Ferguson's reception by the citizens of
Campbell was the most ungracious yet ac-
corded him in his campaign extending
over months. Really there were those
among his supporters who did not hesU
tate to denounce it as a public insult.
When the train hud come to a stop at
the station and the Temple man had come
forth, the first sounds to assault his ears
were vociferous hurrahs for Ball, and the
first objects to fix his vision were long
canvas streamers bearing in somber, bold
letters the legend "We Bawl for Bali."
1 he ho were held In place by stalwart
young men fat ing the train. On the side-
walks in nearly every block was print-
ed "This town is for Ball," and in most
of the store windows were rudely printed
cards reading "We are for Ball."
Of course, all the voters here are not.
for Ball and all the huzzas at the rail-
road station were not raucous shouts for
the Houston man. Ferguson took the dis-
play of animus smilingly. Later he was-
informed that, the uncomplimentary wel-
come was wholly due to one citizen, S. 8.
Foster, and that the banners had been pre-
pared and the signs and placards printed
under his instructions u few hours before
the arrival of the Ferguson party.
SPEAKS IN A GROVE.
The picnic was held in a grove just out-
side the town limits and the speaking Mas
in a pavilion. The dust was two to four
inches deep and the heat intensely tropi-
cal. The thermometer registration was J10
In tba shade. Ferguson was forced to
divest himself of his coat and at the con-
clusion of his address he was as limp as
a rag hung on a clothes line fresh from
the wash tub. He was introduced by Earl
Arnold of Greenville, who, in the course of
his remarks, declared "This is a fight of
the farmers and laborers on the one hand
and the greedy politicians, the grafters
and the special interests on the other. In
many ways it is like the memorable contest
of 1000. Jim Hogg was the leader of the
common people then just as Jim Ferguson
is their leader today. Aiming those aligned
with the opposition to Jim liogg was
Thomas H. Ball. The present candidate
of the pros was with these who attempted
to howl the great Texas commoner in the
waco convention^ It was then that Hogg
hurled at them an anathema that will for-
ever live in Texas political history. It. was
this: 'You cowardly curs! I speak not
for you, but for your posterity.' "
Arnold then presented tho* Bell County
candidate as the "next Governor by an
hundred thonsand majority."
Ripping like a buzz sow at times into
his opponent's public record aud charging
Mm with being an aristocrat and the can-
didate of the special Interests and the ex-
ploiters, Ferguson catapulted this one into
the ranks of the pros:
''Tom Ball, by nls own admission, is a
wholesale liquor dealer for profit bv reason
of the fact that he is a stockholder in the
Houston Drug Company: by his own ad-
mission that he Is a member of the Hous-
ton Club he is a retail liquor dealer for
pleasure, and by his admission that on one
occasion he lost. $500 and on nnother oc-
casion lost $800 In a card game, he is a
poker player for blopd."
THE WILSON ATTITUDE.
The fnct that Ferguson several days ago
declared himself as to where he "~.tnu Is
as regards certain of President Wilson's
policies and that'Colonel Hall still remains
silent in this direction, considerable sharp
comment is breaking out both In the press
of the State and among the people Fer-
guson says he stands with Wilson for free I
raw materials; that he Is with the I'resl
dent in opposing Federal woman's stif
frage, and that he Is standing bv the I'resl
dent In his policy of oppor.ltIon'to National
prohibition, he believing this to bo a mat
ter that ought to he loft to the several
States to deal with as tliev may choose
Today the Temple man 'again called on
his opponent to state his position on these I
questions so that the people mav know
whether or not lie is in harmony with the I
Several opposition speakers. Including
IN JOINT DEBATE AT PICNIC
NEAR BROWNWOOD, 300
Special Telegram to The Express.
BROWNWOOD, Tex., July 18.-Speaklng
at a picnic attended by .1,000 people today
at Bangs, ten miles from here, Congress-
man Slayden ol! San Antonio and Judge
M. D. Slator of Llano engaged In joint de-
bate. Congressman Slayden opened and
Slayden took up a defense of bis record
In Congress, declaring that he has been
an actlvo supporter of the Administration.
He introduced a letter from Rev. Tracy
as printed In The San Antonto Express,
In which Slator was charged with an in-
consistent attitude toward prohibition. In
reply Hlator criticised Slayden's attitude
ol inaction and that he gave his vote
ugalnst several Important Administration
measures, among them the Flood resolu-
tion calling for redress for the Tamplco
Incident. Slator gave his vote on other
bills to show that he bad not been in
sympathy with the Administration.
Slayden's letters aud telegrams from Mc-
Adoo, Burleson and Holmes, Slator said,
were written before Slayden hnd voted on
the measures named, and were merely
thanks for his work during tho National
Slator read a telegram from W. W. Wat-
kins denying the Tracy statement and,
to innke the matter plainer, said: "I am
for Ferguson. I am an nntl-prohibltlon-
lst. I am against submission. How do
you stand, Colouel Slayden V"
Slayden replied: "I am for Ferguson.
I sin an antl-prohlbltlonlst. 1 prefer
to ninke my own statement regarding sub-
In his rejoinder, Slayden did not men-
tion his views on submission.
Slator further argued that long tenure
of public office Is conducive to neglect
and that Slayden had outworn his useful-
ness as a Congressman.
Judge Slator repeated his declaration
that lie had voted for Ramsey for Gov-
ernor and for Sheppard for Senator in
Iiil2, because his God and conscience com-
manded him to support the best man in
Judge Slator made n strong argument
against Bexar County having the Repre-
sentative in Congress any longer. Ha
thought the other part, of the district was
entitled to send the Congressman for the
next term. In Slater's talk to voters on
the street hs eays that If he had not been
assured that he would carry Bexar County
he would not have entered the race.
has never accomplished anything. Fergu-
"I may be an untried man in politics,
but at least I have not achieved the un-
savory reputation of stundlng in with the
crowd that mulcts the State at every op-
portunity. Though I am an untried mini,
Tom Bull and his crowd have already been
tried too often and the great masses of
the people know them too well—In this
connection. I said it advisedly that the
people can expect nothing but a continua-
tion of old methods if they elect Tom
The speaker devoted considerable time
explaining Ills land rental plan. Also In
advocating better country schools and the
printing In the State of all textbooks
used by the school children of Texas. These
were the planks that drew the greatest
applause and comments of "That's good,
Jim; that's what, we farmers want."
There are about 2B0 votes In the Camp-
bell box. The town seeins almost solid
for the .Houston man. but the rural por-
tion of the community unquestionably Is
"Why Is the town so outspoken In op-
position to Ferguson?" was asked.
Here's the answer returned by more than
"The only holiness college In the South
is located In Campbell and a large percent-
age of the population Is made up of this
sect. They are strict pros.'
Two of Ferguson's heartiest gi
today were Andy Atkinson of Lone Oak
and H. Dunnlvan of Camby. Both aro
unyielding pros and recognised leaders in
their respective communities. They are
workiug valiantly for the Bell County
"Many of the pros of Hunt County will
not vote for Tom Ball," said Mr. Atkinson,
"because they can't do so couscientously.
He admits he has drunk whiskey and
layed poker, and the real old-time pros
don't want that kind of a man as their
State leader and Governor.
Will Mr. Ferguson carry Hunt Coun-
ty?" Mr. Atkinson wus asked.
' "I don't know, but if be doesn't he'll
come mighty close to It," was the reply.
SPEAKS TO 1.000.
Ferguson spoke to fully 1,000 people and
100 or NHI of them were voters from the
farm. W. A. Shields, a Ball speaker fram
Greenville, addressed 300 voters here Frl-
Nearly a dozen candidates for State of-
fices campaigned here today and the pic-
nlckers were surfeited with speeches. Out-
side of the gubernatorial coutest chief In-
terest centers in the Fourth Congressional
lit strict fight between Sam llayburu, ln-
enmbent, and Tom Perklus. former State
Senator Representatives of each spoke
here today. Other speakers were: W. r.
I.iine, candidate for Congressman al-Large,
and .1. T Roblson, candidate for Laud
Ferguson went by automobile from
Campbell to Commerce late tills afternoon
and spoke to a large crowd there tonight.
There was no marked difference between
the day's two addresses.
"I feel Hint I have made numerous votes
and clipped several wings today," remark-
ed the Temple candidate as he boarded the
train shortly after 10 o'clock tonight for
Sunday he will make the long Jump to
Houston. Monday morning be will speak
at Crockett and Monday night he will ad-
dress a big rally In the city of Houston.
|»resellers, are proclaiming from the stump
In Hunt slid other counties that "Jim Fer
guson is a Catholic and Is In fuvor of
turning over the country to the Catholics "
Ferguson disposed of the attack in this
w a y:
"In my home town of Temple lives
Father Hecknian. one of the noblest
humanitarians In the state He conducts
a free niirht school, non sectarian In char
actor, for the education of poor hoys. Aloiig
wlth nearly every other business man of
my town I have for the past several vears
been a contributor to this wortliv I-ause
by giving the small pittance of flK n venr
I have given from three to five times as
much to eaeli ..f the Protestant churches
of Temple, aud I u is never in a Catholic
church but once In my life, iiu,. of the
men who Is circulating this slander was
for four years pastor of on., of the churches
which I helped to support, lie knows too
well that in circulating the report that I
ain a Catholic or th;it 1 favor Catholicism
he Is guilty of deliberstelv scattering :i
falsehood. Tint he is a part of the Punch
and Judy show and Is doing the bidding
of his masters who are srraved against
me In this contest for the best interests
of the people."
In explaining his view* r. to what sort
of a business administration he thinks
Texas Is entitled to. Ferguson commented
somewhat caustically on the conduct of
the penitentiary system ami the purchase
of the Ramsey farm ThK brought him
to a new statement attributed to Ball in
which the H.irti* «'nnMv man is qnoted as
saying the Temple man should not be
elected because be is neif and untf«~i sad
I HARRIS TALKS AT GEORGETOWN
: San Marcos Man Makes Strong Plea in
Behalf of Ball.
Special Telegram to The Exprewi.
GEORGETOWN, Tex., July 18.—Dr. T.
I Harrl* of San Marcoa made a speech
here today for Thomas H. Ball for Gov-
ernor. He made a severe arraignment of
' .Tames K. Ferguson and said that he
I would put the words of Sam Sparks, Col-
! onel U. M. Johnson, John L. Wortham
and Clarcnre Ouslev against Ferguson on
I the question of tendering him tne nomi-
nation for Lieutenant governor. Harris
i aroused much enthusiasm when he said
' that Ferguson had declared Hall was an
! enemy t«» President Wilson and thnt he
would believe President Wilson. Postmas
tor General Burleson, I nited States Sen-
ator Sheppard and William J. Bryan in
preference to Ferguson.
PREPARES FOR CONVENTION
Committees Are Named at El Paso to
Select a Suitable Hall.
Special Telegram to The Eipress
EL PAPO. Tex.. July IX—Mayor Kelly
today appointed committees to take steps
to arrange for the coming meeting of the
State I»emoeratic convention.
The principal business Is the selection of
a hall. Several are suitable and available,
but the committee mill have to have con-
siderable work done on any of them to
order to care for the committee
Slayden's Retirement From the
Military Affairs Committee in
No Way Affected This District
Chairman Hay Declares San Antonian
la as Influential Off Commit-
tee as He Is On.
Among the eharges that the opposition
to Slayden ure circulating is one that he
deliberately threw Hway the opportunity
to be head of the Military Affairs Com-
mittee of the House of Representatives.
Like similar charges made by these men
the allegation is manufactured out of the
whole cloth aud lu uo wuy is based upon
facts. It wus trumped up for the sole
purpose of aiding Congressman Slayden's
Truth lg that Mr. Slayden as a member
of this committee wag ruuked by Congress-
man James ilay of Virginia aud as long
as Mr. Hay lives there will be no chance
for the San Autoulo man to become the
head of this committee, or any other mem-
ber. Mr. Hay outranked Mr. Slayden by
two years and as a result ns long us the
Oemocrata are lu charge of the House and
as long as the Virginian is In Congress
he will be the head of the Military Af-
Congressman Slayden served on this
committee for twelve years und It was
during this time that San Antonio's greut
military post grew to the importance it
now possesses. The San Antonian left the
military affairs committee because It wus
the only way In which he would be able
to obtain a committee chairmanship for
himself, an honor highly sought by every
member of Congress. In so doing Mr.
Slayden readied he forfeited in no way
any appropriations which might be mude
for Fort Sam Houston. Every member of
the Military Affairs Committee are the
Congressman's personal friends and since
he resigned as a member he obtained for
Fort Sam Houstou the establishment of
the only military aviation school in the
United States at a cost of ?123,000
When Charmau Hay of this committee
learned that Mr. Slavden's enemies
trumped up the charge that membership
on this committee is worth while because
the members are allowed the opportunity
to get larger appropriations for their
"pet posts" he became Indignant. He de-
clared no appropriations are ever recom-
mended because the suggestion came from
a member of that committee.
HAY PRAISES SLAYDEN.
"This committee," Congressman Hay
wrote Mr. Slayden, "does not allow legis-
lation Just because one of Its members
asked for It."
A factor showing Just how much influ-
ence Mr. Slayden hns In the matter of
obtaining appropriations for the Tost Is
shown in a recent letter received by the
Congressman from Chairman Hay. The
Virginian addresses Mr. Slayden as "My
dear Slayden," writing as follows:
"I can not conceive that auyone familiar
with your career here could charge you
with haviug no influence with the Military
Committee, of which you were a member
for so many years. Not even when you
were u member of the committee were you
more diligent in pressing the Interests of
your home post than you have been since
you left tho committee, your Influence has
been Just as potential as it was before and
you have accomplished Just as much.
"This committee does not allow legisla-
tion Just because one of the members of
the committee asks for It. Every item of
our appropriation hill Is carefully scanned
and none Is allowed unless it Is Justifiable.
The bill for the fiscal year ending June
SO, 1013, contains an appropriation for an
aviation school at Fort Sam Houston,
which you pressed with vigor and success.
Each year tlie needs of the Post requiring
appropriation will be made for the neces-
sary building out of the barracks and
nuarters appropriation To your energy
during the last seventeen yeurs Is largely
due the growth of Fort Sam Houston.
IN HARMONY WITH OFFICIALS.
Another of the charges Mr. Slayden's
opponents are circulating Is that he is
"out of harmony with the Adinlnlstra
tlon." Despite the. endorsements of Oscul
fuderwood, leader of the Democratic ma-
jority lu Congress, und the endorsements
of his fellow Texans In the House they
shout "he is out of harmony." A more
straight-forward endorsement than the one
given by Secretary of War Garrison could
uot be asked for, yet Mr. Slayden's critics
overlook this and continued to holler "he
Is out of harmony," using their campaign
of vlllifieation all of the while.
"What do the)- mean by 'out of har-
mony';' Mr. Slayden usked In a recent
address. "I have voted for every so-called
Administration measure. I voted for the
tariff bill, a Democratic measure, and I
endeavored to have It amended in the In-
terests of the farmer* and stockmen In my
own district. I endeavored to have an
amendment udded to the currency bill but
I failed. My object was to perfect legis-
lation lu detail.
"I spoke and voted agulnst the exemp-
tion of coastwise shipping and the pay-
ment of canal tolls. I was d'lighted when
President Wilson came to Congress and
asked the members to repeal that which I
had previously thought unjnst to the
people. Senator O'Oorman of New York
aud Senator Vardaman of Mississippi,
both influential Democratic .Senators, voted
and spoke violently against the repeals
measure, contiuulng their fight for weeks,
but because they differed from the Presi-
dent in that matter It would be ridiculous
to charge they "are out of harmony."
"The chArpe that I am out of harmony
Ik purely politics 1 misiuformation; is made
for political purposes and is absolutely
"Judge Slator charges that I have miss-
ed important votes. I have missed some
votes because I have had three very seri-
ous illnesses and was In bed in an effort
to recuperate. Whenever I was absent,
however, I was protected by a live pair
and the Democratic majority Is so large
that any Democratic measure Is safe, any-
way. It is absurd to criticise me for miss ■
lng votes when I was away on account of
Illness or failing to vote with the major-
ity when I wos paired with a man of the
opposite political faith.
"Senator Culberson was away from Con-
gress for more than a year on account of
illness yet no one has criticised him. He
was protected by a live pair, Just as I
was. Like myself, he endeavored to re-
cover his health, for which no fair-minded
man would blame him.
CHALLENGES HIS OPPONENTS.
"My opponents claim that I haven't
doue' anything for my. district. I would
like for any one of them to take a week
off and suggest something that might be
doue for the district. They can't name
it. Every town in the district large enough
and important enough, according to tne
postofflce regulations, to have a postoffice
building, has been provided for through
my efforts, without a siugle exception. I
secured an appropriation of $185,000 for
the enlargement of
„ i>*4 Tit.
the San Antonio post-
office. N*ew Braunfels has an appropria-
tion for a handsome building, while the
Itrownwood and Coleman buildings are
about completed. ....
•'There' are no rivers or harbors in this
district to be Improved. We are 150 miles
from the nearest port, hence nothing can
be done for the district in this way. Let
the gentlemen who are criticising me sug-
gest what might be done that hasn't yet
SHOT AT BAILEY
ARRAIGNS FORiMER TEXAS SEN-
ATOR FOR VIEWS ON THE
btaff Special to The Kiprcm.
WASHINGTON, I). C., July IS.—Senator
Sheppard today fired a broadside at former
Senator Bailey in reply to Bailey's recent
statement of the declaration he desired to
obtain from the coining State convention.
Sheppard gave out the following statement:
"Bailey's proposed tariff plank is a re-
pudiation of the Houston convention of
two years ago and of the new Democratic
tariff law. Its adoption would mean that
Texas would line up with Louslana In de-
manding protection for local products. Its
adoption would be used by Republicans
throughout the T'nited States in their at
tempt to overthrow the National Dernoc
rfl/*w uriif wa»/x,il.l ..1— m _ .
AS HE LIS HERE
JUDGE SLATOR URGES DEFEAT
OF OPPONENT FOR RESIDENCE
IN SAN ANTONIO.
-""'"on iuc .'nwuiHU i/einoc-
and would place Texas out of line
with the Democratic party of the Nation.
The fundamental tariff rule for Democrats
iV»« « k vnini itjmt lur jL»emocrai
is to place the highest revenue tax on lux-
? next Mghest on conveniences,
and the lowest—or none at all—on neces-
; eh8;,. It 18, Possible to apply this rule
without discrimination, so far as the pro-
tective element is concerned, against some
sections, some commodities, some classes,
it so happens that In Texas necessities are
principally produced. Must we, for this
reason, attempt to overthrow the basic aud
ancient Democratic rule?
"As to the suffrage and liquor amend-
Ti?? *° k » they are on a
different basis. Neither in Texas nor in
the Nation has the party given au official
expression lu convention regardlug either
With Nation-wide prohibition one of tuv'
principal measures, 1 was elected by the
Democrats of Texas to the Senate two vears
ago. The great meeting at Fort Worth
which made Hail s cundldoey for Governor
possible declared for Nation-wide prohibi-
tion. I welcome the Judgment of the Texas
T -v T t.° whether these questions
should be submitted to the States for ac
ceptance, or rejected under the method
prescribed by the Constitution.
"There are other mutters which should
come before the K1 Paso convention First
the question of re affirming the plank of
the Democratic platform adopted at Hons,
ton condemning the employment of public
servants by favor-seeking corporations or
interests; second, the approval of a State
constitutional amendment for the Initia-
tive, referendum and recall, advocated by
both liall and Ferguson: third, a denuncia-
tion of the lavish and-corrupt use nf uionev
in politics, as Illustrated by the electlou «,'f
I.orimer by tBe llllonols Legislature, aud
an approTal of his subsequent expulsion
from the Senate, which wis one of the se-
verest and most righteous blows corrup-
tion has e*er received.
"While Palley Is fighting the submis-
sion of certain constitutional amendments
shielding the liquor traffic, and condemn
lng the Democratic tariff law, at El Paso,
I know the Democrats of Texas will be
glad to hear from him on the other mat-
ters herein mentioned also."
ENTHUSIASM FOR FERGUSON
GtiiMs of Austin Addresses Large
Crowd at Loekhart.
Special Telegram to The Eipreu.
LOCK®ART, Tex., July 18.—E. C. Gaines
of Austin spoke to aeveral hundred voters
In the District Court room today In the
Interest of Ferguson. The spech was a
splendtd one and was received with much
enthusiasm. The campaign lu this eountv
Is red hot In the Governor's ra<-e and each
side Is making the fight of their life to
carry It for their favorite and the result Is
one that will hare to wait for the count
No one, however, will predict a heavy ma-
jority for either.
A whirlwind campaign will be made sll
of next week In every voting precinct In
the cqpnty and speaker, of ererv <*liher
will be on the stump. So far, the fight has
been a good-natured one and It I. hardly
probable that any bard feelings will be
lu his speeches throughout the district
one of tho campaign arguments upon
which Judge Slator is dwelling at great
length is tho plea thnt Mr. Slayden should
be defeated because he lives In San An-
tonio. Not ouly he Is making this plea
In Ills speeches but In circular letters be-
ing distributed over the district he appeals
to the voters on tho same grounds.
"That portion of the district outside of
Bexar County," he says in his letters, "Is
Justlv nnd rightfully entitled to the Con-
gressman at this election." These letters
are signed with a rubber stamp fac simile
In his address at Mullen, according to
reports from those who heard his address,
he endeavored to create sectlonnl prejudice
against, this city, declaring "San Antonio
wanted to monopolize the office." He de-
clared in Mills County that the people In
the northern and southern end of the dis-
trict are not homeogeneous and "thnt the
people of Mills County should take the
representation away from Itexur." In Mills
County he claimed to be a "home" man,
while the same claim is made In Blanco
HOUSTON CANDIDATE FOR GOV-
ERNOR SAYS IT IS
Special Telegram to The Express.
BEEVILLE. Tex., July IS.—Addressing
a crowd, in the Grand Opera House, num-
bering one thousand who were voters from
bee, McMullen, Live Oak, Victoria, San
Patricio und Nueces Counties. Colonel
Thomus H. Ball made one of the best
speeches he has made during the present
campaign here toduy.
Coming to Southwest Texas for a short
trip, Colonel Ball vigorously and emphat-
ically'branded the statement, suld to have
been tnude In Itoekport recently by R. If-
Coon, of San Antonio, that bo had been
opposed to the opening of Port Aransas
as a deep water port and fought hard to
prevent an appropriation for this purpose,
us a malicious and deliberate falsehood.
Colonel Ball read a letter written by cit-
izens of Kockport in whitcb it was stated
that Coon had charged Ball with being op-
posed to the opening of Port Aransas and
fought the appropriation for that purpose.
Bull said that he could prove by Congress-
man Slayden, Congressman Burgess and
Kleberg, that he iBalli, as a mem-
ber of the Hlvers and Harbors Committee,
had compelled the Thomas IL Franklin
syndicate to surrender Port Aransas aud
deed same to the Government without
Colonel Ball devoted the greater part ot
l>is speech to his opponent, James E. Fer-
guson, replying to remarks by Feigusoa
directed at him in. bitter terms and de
nounclng his utterunces as malicious lies.
He charged Ferguson as being the liquor
Interests' candidate and mude the state-
ment that the liquor Interests were spend-
ing half a million dollars on Ferguson s
Ball said Ferguson claimed that not
mere than 5 per cent of the prohibitionists
of Texas participated In the eliminating
primary which called Ball forth to be their
standard bearer. Ball admitted that, but
said that percentage represented just 5
per cent more voters than called on Fergu-
son to become a candidate.
He said that If Ferguson was as good a
tislness man as he claimed to be he would
have spent the $30,000 of his own he clnluu
to be spending on this campaign, for tl*
purpose of paying off a mortgage on >s
wife's propertj\ which has been running
for three years, druwing 10 per cent in-
He stated that Ferguson had never
made oue single truthful and fair state-
ment In the present campaign. He charg-
ed Ferguson's literature as unfounded In
He claimed that the city of San Antonio
will do better for him, lu the present cam-
paign, that It had ever done before. Ho
said 8an Antonio needed a political clean-
ing up, as does Houston.
He pointed out that Ferguson's hom*
county Bell, had honored liim on the fitli
dsy of July with one of the greatest
11tic - - '
luteal gatherings ever to be held in tne
State of Texas. He said they assembled
to protest against the candidacy of Fer-
Colonel Ball closed his remarks with •
review of bis platform. •
The audience was augumented with ths
presence of several hundred ladles and the
speaker was frequently applauded.
County and In Llano County, where h»
maintains bis voting residence.
In his recent addresses Judge Slator;
has admitted he voted for Ramsey and
Sheppard two years ago and in the course!
of his remarks he paid hla respects lnj
uncomplimentary language to Governor
Colquitt aud Jucob F. Wol
CANDIDATES AT BROWNWOOD
Lowry and Doughty Call on Friends in|
Interest of Their Candidacy.
Special Telegram to The express.
BROWNWOOD, Tex., July 18.-J. H.i
Ijowry of Honey Grove arrived In Brown-1
wood yesterday afternoon from Comanche.
He Is a candidate for Congressman at
Large, and is making a brief tour of the
State Jn the interest of his candidacy.
W. F. Doughty, Sfate Superintendent of
Public Instruction, arrived In Browuwood
yesterday for a visit with friends, In
the Interest!of his candidacy for re-el»>
tlon. He wis a speaker at Comanche thy
week and Is scheduled for short addresses
at several other points In this territory.
Dean Will H. Mayes of the University
School of Journalism is at home for a few
days' rest, and will remain until the Demo-
cratic primaries, July 23.
It's Health That Counts
It is the duty of
everybody to keep
healthy, but this is
impossible if the
Stomach is < weak,
Liver lazy and Bow-
An impaired di-
gestion soon affects
the other functions
of the body and to
remedy this condi-
tion you should try
It assists digestion, keeps
the liver active and is a
real safeguard against
Poor Appetite, Indiges-
tion, Dyspepsia, Head-
ache, Constipation, Bil-
iousness and Malaria.
lo Protect Nealtl
laslst n Hestetter*s
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Newspaper.
San Antonio Express. (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 49, No. 200, Ed. 1 Sunday, July 19, 1914, newspaper, July 19, 1914; San Antonio, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth432058/m1/4/: accessed September 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Library Consortium.