San Antonio Express. (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 226, Ed. 1 Tuesday, August 13, 1912 Page: 3 of 18
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SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS: TUESDAY MORNING. AUGUST II. 19i:
NEWS FROM AUSTIN
The Express Austin Bureau-Office 1» East Sixth Street, Drlsklll Hotel Bulldlns
Old telephone No 1SK1 M. M. Uarrl*. St iff Correspondent
PRESIDENT TO REVIEW MONSTER NAVAL
PARADE AT NEW YORK IN SEPTEMBER
Department Heads, Assistants and
Clerks Hie Themselves to the
The Express Austin Bureau.
AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 12—There was "
general exodus of department heads, as-
sistants and clerks from the Capitol to
hail Antonio, si.'eue of the big State Demo-
cratic convention, today. The Indications
are that the wheels of the Staet govern-
ment will he practically at n standstill
for the next three or four days.
Among those who went down on the not^n
train today were: Chairman Allison May-
field and Commissioner William D. ^""
liams of (he Railroad Commission. Com
mlssloner J. 8. Abbott of the State Food
and Drug Department, Game Warden .Teff
D. Cox, itegistrar Percy Babcock of vital
statistics, Fire Marshal Wallace Inglish,
State Treasurer J. M. Edwards, Olln Fin-
ger of the Treasury Department, Ommls
sioner B. L. 0111 of the Department of In-
guranee and Banking. Superintendent K.
M. Bralley of the Department of Educa-
tion, Comptroller W. P. Lane, J. '1 B"\v-
n>nn, private secretary to the Governor;
Col E. It Vork. assistant Adjustant Gen-
eral; Superintendent A. B. Conley of the
Department of Public Buildings and
Grounds, E. B. McLean, secretary of the
Railroad Commission, and E. 1!. Kone of
the Department of Agriculture.
Governor Colquitt went to the Bexai
County metropolis Saturday niglil and
Secretary of State C. C. McDonald aud
Slate Purchasing Agent J. Ii Elliott. Rail
road Commissioner John L. Wortham and
James D. Walthall. Attorney General-tone,
went Sunday morning.
other Capitol offices were vacant today.
Adjutant General Henry Hutchlngs is in
Alexandria, La., attending the Interstate
military encampment; Attorney General
Jewel P. Lightfoot is in Washington and
Secretary It. L. Pollard of the State In-
surance ' Board la iu Southwest Texas on
Detachment of Territory to Form \
Common School District Is
Baired by Law.
Street Paving Not to Be Expensive.
The Express Austin Bureau.
AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 12.—The city coun-
cil has determined that street paving
shall not be as expensive to property
owners in resident districts as it is the
business district and that the poorer own-
ers shall not have excessive burdens
placed on them. At a meeting or the
city council this morning with repre-
sentatives of the BituHthic Company,
street paving was discussed, and whilj*
no plans were matured, several schemes
tor lessening the cost of paving were
suggested and are now under considera-
One plan suggested was to have a
lighter base for the streets in resident
districts. The company's regular base
is five inches of concrete, but they are
willing to reduce it to four inches in resi-
dent district and stated that it would
be sufficient where the traffic is not
Use Texas Granite in Postoffice.
The Express Austin Bureau.
AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 12.—Texas granite
way be used in the construction of the
postoffice building here if it can be ob-
tained for a reasonable price. The secre-
tary of the Business League this morning
received n letter from Sherman Allen,
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, stat-
ing that Georgia granite has proved en-
tirely satisfactory to tho Government, iu
•the construction of Federal buildings, but
that "in deference to Austin's request,
the contractors have been asked to sub-
mit u proposal for using Texas granite,
'and if this proposal is reasonable in price
consideration will t>e given to its accept-
The Express Austin Bureau.
AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 12.-There is
nothing in the State school law to pro-
vide for the detachment of territory from
a city or town incorporated as an inde-
pendent school district for the formation
of a common school district, according
to an opinion written by Assistant Attor-
ney General Funderburk today. The opin-
ion was addressed to State Superinten-
dent Bralley in answer to an inquiry by
that official. This question affects the
Weatherford independent school district.
It appears that Parker County common
school district No. 9 lying adjacent to
the city of Weatherford was recently
included in the Independent school dis-
trict and the citizens of the former com-
mon school'district desire to be separated
from the independent district, but under
this ruling this caunot be done. The
We are in receipt of your letter of
August 9, returning the letter of Hon
H. P. Everett, County Superintendent ot
Schools at Weatherford, Tex., addressed
to this department, which for the reason
that it involved an interpretation ot
school law we had referred to your de-
partment for attention and reply. You
state that the question submitted is a
new one so far a§ you art- informed and
desire the opinion of this department
thereon. The question submitted is:
"Recently Common School District No.
9, lying adjacent to the city of Weather-
lord, a city having assumed control of
its schools by proper petition, was in-
cluded in the Weatherford district for
school purposes only. The territory con-
stituting former Common School District
No. 9 now desires to be separated from
the Weatherford independent district for
the purpose of forming a new common
We are requested to advise if this may
be legally done.
In determining this question it must be
borne in mind that municipal corpora-
tions have no power except such as is
granted by law or such as is necessarily
implied from power granted by law. The
law has provided that cities and towns
may assume control and management of
the* schools situated therein. This would
constitute the city or town an indepen-
dent school district. There are two
classes of independent school districts,
one the class mentioned and the other
is incorporations for school purposes
only. With reference to cities and towns
that have assumed control of their
schools, the law provides that additional
territory may lie taken In for school pur-
poses only. The law could just as well
have provided a method of separating
such territory from the territory of cities
and towns that, have assumed control of
their schools, but It will be noted that
no such provision was made. A careful
examination of the school laws shows
that no provision has been made for de-
taching such territory once it has been
included for schod purposes only in a
city having the control of the schools.
In the case of incorporations for school
purposes cmly, power is vested in the
Commissioners' Court to change Hie
boundaries and such change could be
made so as to exclude territory that had
once been included, but by its terms this
provision applies exclusively to incor-
porations for school purposes only.
I therefore respectfully advise that the
territory of Common School District No.
9 referred to in the letter of Mr. Everett,
if same has been legally included in the
Waetherford district, cannot be detached
therefrom and formed into a common
Preparatory orders have been Issued at the Navy Department at Washington for
a monster naval review in New York Harbor beginning September 12 ueit, which is
to be more spectacular than the review held there last fall and eclipse any gathering
of naval strength ever held In American waters. President Tart and lieorge von L.
Meyer, Secretary of the Navy, will review the pageant from aboard the Arkansas,
newest and most powerful of all American superdreadnanghts, which will steam up
and down the Hudson as speedily as possible. Practically every other feature of the
review will be in keeping with this demonstration of naval progress and efficiency.
BlUEF AUSTIN LOCALS
AND PERSONAL NOTES
"IT WHETS THE APPETITE"
Quaff it regu-
larly at your
favorite bar, club
Holds in solution twelve
of the elemental tissue
salts which enter into
blood and body
Nature's best min-
eral water bev-
A GOOD BRACER
It's a splendid summer drink^
for children and adults. Buy it^l
by the case for family use.
Vi-to-Zone Bottling Co,
Old Phone 455—New Phone 198.
"The Sparkling Distilled Water"
Increased consumption of this pure water is the best evidence of Its merit
and beneficial results. As the value of distilled water becomes more thoroughly
understood- and appreciated -greater numbers use it. Pure water is worth
more as a health preservative than all the pills and potions in the universe.
Distilled water dissolves and absorbs the impurities of the blood, and
flushes them out of the system. It is vitalizing and healthful.
Bottled for family use, 6 half gallons In case, for 50c.
G. L DIERLER MFG. GO.
I Tlie Kxpress Austiu Bureau.
Al'STIN. Tex., Aug. 1.'—Former State
S Senator W. N Adams of Brownwood. who
was recently appointed superintendent of
tlie State Training School for Juveniles,
reached here today to make preparations
for assuming charge of the institution.
Me fills the vacanev caused by the resin
nation of \V. B. Gray. Senator Adams
said he has Just visited the institution
with a view of getting in touch with its
affairs, but he declared that it Is not
likely that he will take charge until about
September 1. as the former superintendent
wants to complete his reports for the end
of the present fiscal year.
('. P. Macglll of Galveston reached here
today aud had a conference with tne
Board of l'ardons concerning petitions for
pardon of three British sailors who were
given heavv terms for assault and robbery
Mr. Macgiil will be a member of the
Thirty-third Legislature and will represent
the Seventeenth District, composed of Gal-
veston and Chambers Counties. Touching
on the speakership, he said he had not as
yet determined whom he will support, but
lie is giving the matter consideration.
At a meeting of the State Banking Board
two new State banks were granted certifi-
cates to do business in Texas. The Bauss
are the First Guaranty State Bank of
Denton, capital stock $5U,00U, anil the Lum-
berman's Security and Trust Company of
Waco, capital stock $100,000, 'The first
named bank assumed the guaranty fund
system of protecting its depositors, while
'the Waco concern took advantage of the
Governor Colquitt today Issued a requi-
sition today on the Governor of New Mex-
ico for the extradition of Jordan Wooteit,
now held in the New Mexico State peni-
tentiary. He is wanted in Dawson County
to answer to a charge of indictment of
The Marshall &- East Texas Railroad
today tiled with the Secretary of State a
copy of the contract by which It recently
purchased a new Schenectady type lo-
comotive and tender. The price paid was
$4,500. Of this amount $3,-01.28 is In
J K. Crump, an attache of the Railroad
Commission, left today for Kansas City,
Mo., where he goes as a delegate from
the Austin Moose Lodge to the supremo
lodge council, which is to convene Au-
gust 10. His daughter accompanied him
as tar as Longvlew, where she will spend
the next week visiting friends.
L. M. Dabney, an attorney of Dallas,
was here today on business with one of
the Stato Departments.
D. A. Gregg, Assistant Secretary of
State, left this afternoon for San Antonio
to attend the Democratic State conven-
The Day's Charters.
The Express Austin Bureau.
AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 12.-Chartered to-
A D. Price Company of Houston, cap!
tal stock $5,000; purpose, real e;-tate. In-
corporators; G. \V, Price, Mrs. Lou Ella
Price and \Y. B Morin, all of Houston,
Gross Construction Company of Waco,
capital stock tl0.000. Incorporators: F.
A. Gross, William F. Gross and J. H.
Vim Oil Company, of Saratoga. Hardin
County, capital stock 54,600. Incorpora-
tors: Charles A, Daily, F. L. Cheeks
and W. D. Gordon.
Riverside Oil Company of Dallas, cap'
tal stock $18,500. Incorporators: A. F.
Haynie, J. G. Wofford, W. M. Stephen-
son and others.
Colilns-McNatt Company of Fort
Worth, capital stock $ri,ooo; purpose, mer-
chandising. Incorporators: Warren CoU
lins, II. S. McNatt and J. Quails.
Proof of final payment was filed by
fiemero Coal & Lumber Co., of Romero.
The Tuscola Presbyterian Church, U.
S. A., of Tuscola, no capital stock, but
owns property valued at $3,000. Incor-
porators; Fred Jones, O. M. Childress
and J. U. Townsen.
J B. Farthing Lumber Company of
Houston filed an amendment increasing
Its capital stock from $30,000 to $60,000.
Certificate of dissolution was filed by
Paducah State Bank of Paducah, Cottle
County. This bank has been converted
into the First National Bank of Paducah
The Paris Grocer Company todHy filed
a charter amendment Increasing Its capl
tal stock from $350,000 to $<100,000.
White Would Be U. S. Marshal.
The Express Austin Bureau.
Al'STIN, Tex., Aug. 12.—In the event of
the election of Woodrow Wilson as Presi-
dent of the United States next November.
Judge K. E. White, present County Judge,
declares he will be an applicant for the
appointment to the office of United States
marshal for this district. Judge White
was among the first to declare for the
New Jersey Governor In this county, and
was an active worker In his behalf during
the campaign which resulted In Wilson
carrying the State. Judge White prior to
his election as County Judge served as
mayor of Austin, but before that period
he was Sheriff of Travis County, having
served in that capacity for many years.
At the end of his term as County Judge he
retired to his farm, near Austin, and should
Governor Wilson wdn Judge White will
then make an active contest for the office
of United States marshal for the South-
ern District of Texas.
Traffic Bureau Proposition Discussed.
The Express Austin Bureau.
AUSTIN, Tex.. Aug. Hi. The committee
appointed by the Business League to or-
ganize a freight traffic bureau met this
morning in the Business League rooms
with T. A. Grimes and discussed the mat-
ter of organization. A. J. Ellers stated
that he favored the plan and suggested
that the freight bureau to include an ex-
press service for the larger retail dealers
as well as the jobbers. A motion was
carried to have Air. Grimes take the mat-
ter up personally with each Jobber and
retailer and enter into Individual contracts
on the baBls of the total freight bills of
TEXAS CONVICTS NUMBER 3,863
An Increase of Thirty-six Is Shown for
Month of July.
The Express Austin Bureau.
AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 12.—The monthly
report of the Penitentiary Commission
for July was received today by the Gov-
ernor showing the movement of the pris-
on population for the past month.
It Is shown that on July 1 the total
numner of convicts on hand was 3,863,
new received during the month, 102; re-
captured, 1; returned by Sheriff, 1; re-
turned from pafole, 1, making a total of
;;.96S, and out of this number 53 were
discharged, 1 escaped, 4 died, leaving
:;,S99 on hand August 1, or an increase
of 36 for the month.
These convicts are distributed as fol-
lows: State forces, 2.860; and these are
at the following points: Huntsvllle, 526;
Rusk, 242; Harlem Farm. 414; demons
Farm, 482; Imperial Farm, 458; Ramsey
Farm, 508; Wynne Farm, 110; Camp
Goree', 80; Insane asylum. 15. Lease forces
634. as follows: T. W. House, 189; Burle-
son & Johns, 150. and Bassett Blakeley,
195. Contract forces, 61. John D. Rogers
being the contractor. Share forces, 454,
as follows: Lakeside Sugar Company,
230; H. L. Trammel!, 113, and N. A.
Railroads Would Issue Bonds.
The Express Austin Burenu.
AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 12. The Paris &
Mount Pleasant Railroad Company, which
purposes the construction of a road from
Paris to Mount Pleasant, today filed with
the Secretary of State a copy of the reso-
lutions adopted at a recent meeting au-
thorizing the issuance of $2,000,000 in
bonds to cover the cost. A formal appli-
cation for permission to register the Issue
is now before the Railroad Commission.
The bonds are to bear Interest at (J per
WILL EXTEND RAILWAY TO DAM
Work Will Begin as Soon as Grades
Tbe Express Austin I5ure«u.
AUSTIN, Tex, Aug. 12.—President
Jones of the Austin Electric Street Rail-
way Company called on the city council
this morning to ask for grades for his
lint tn til,, dam and stated that he will
be ready to proceed witti the work as ,
soon lis the grades and lines are given
City engine, rs are now in the field mak- 1
ing a in. utc survey of the proposed right |
of wa>. and .. tiial work on the extension .
will soon start.
President Jones said today that the
rails for th> extension have been shipped i
and that tlie> should arrive here soon ,
He ha.- obtained the consent of all but
three property owners for the line to run I
near their property One owner is in
Colorado, hut it is thought there will be
no objection from that source. Another I
owned has agieed to sign when all the
others have done so, and one owner has j
refused to sign, stating that lie had been ,
advised not to do so. as it would depre-
ciate the wilne of his property.
The city will probably grant to the
company the right to the use of the dam ,
transmission line pedes as the engineer •
for the construction company stated that
It would not be objectionable In return
the strce. railway company will prnb-
ahiy agree t" maintain the poles while
they are used as trolley poles.
CARDBOARD CIGAR BOXES
Made in Imitation of Real Cedar, In*
There are uow made cigar boxes in such
exact imitation of Spanish cedar boxes
that they might anywhere be taken for
the real things.
Three layers of a cardboard especially
made for the purpose are pressed to-
gether to produce a board of precisely the
right thickness, and then upon the outer
side there Is printed, from an engraved
plate and with correct coloring a photo
• Washer's—Quality Always'
Gel a New Panama or Straw Hat
graphic reproduction of a sheet of actual
Spltiish cedar; this reproduction shows tlie
grain of the wood with all its variations
and even the tiny little knots, if there are
The bottom and the sides for a card
board box are cut out all In one piece
so that they require neither nailing nor
sewing. The end pieces, cut out separate-
ly. are wire stitched In by a machine,
and then the cover Is put on, being
hinged with the usual piece of muslin.
These cardboard boxes made in Imitation
of cedar are finished in regulation manner,
paper lined and with the usual paper flap
to cover the cigars. The outer edges are
paper bound In the usual fnshlon. In its
finished state the box contains one nail, the
nail always found at the center of the
front edge of the cigar box to hold the
cover down. These boxes sell for about
30 per cent less than boxes made of wood.
—New York Sun.
WITH US ONCE MORE
Wild Man of Woods and Man Who
Won't Give Up.
Old friends are returning with summer
The wild man now emerges from a cave
in Connecticut and now prefers tho Maine
woods with a village nearby where he can
frighten school children, is reported us
caught in Tarrytown. N. Y., but he Is prob-
ably nn impostor, for he gave his name
and admitted that he was hungry. The
real wild man is nameless, .*>nd iu trackless
solitudes or visiting a settlement is
chrerfujly omnivorous ;ind skillful in ob-
taining food from nature and from man.
And again there is the formation of n
national anti-tipping association. We read
a few days ago of a Londoner who In one
year traveled considerably over 100 miles
to find barbers' shops where his "unbend-
ing attitude on the tip question" was un-
known and thus spent about $30 on 'bus
and cab fares. He soon exhausted Lon-
don and the suburbs and now, unable to
nhave himself, grows, a beard.
These anti-tipping associations labor In
£1500 Panama Hats now
$10.00 Panama Hats now
$ 8.50 Panama Hats now
$ 7.00 Panama Hats now
$ 6.00 Panama Hats now $8.o0
$5.00 Straw Hats now
$4.00 Straw Hats now
$3.50 Straw Hats now
$3.00 Straw Hats now
$2.00 Straw Hats now
1\/TI?\T H'pre are 1
iVI Fji\ - "all America
Pants Suits at Almost Half.
$35.00 Coat and Pants Suits this sale —
$25.00 Coat and Pants Suits this sale —
$18.50 Coat and Pants Suits this sale —
Here are the Best Clothes of
nca— Fancy Coat and
Convention Delegates are welcome to make
this Store Their Headquarters—Welcome.
A Five-act German Play Given By the Members of
St. Joseph's Parish at
Beethoven Hall, Tuesday, Aug. 13
62—Persons in the Cast—62
of whom 22 take an active part, besides singers anii orchestra.
Curtain rises at 8:10 p. m. Admission 5o Cts.
vain, for there are always foolish men and
women, who, not sure of themselves, and
wishing to impress others, tip extrava-
gantly. Boston Uerald.
GERMANY TO BUILD NEW CANAL
Second Outlet From Rhine to North
Sea Being Constructed.
Berlin—A scheme Involving the ex-
penditure of $56,500,000 and providing for
another waterway to connect the Rhine
and the North Kea through German ter-
ritory Is In the course of consideration.
The new waterway is to begin at Wesel
and will follow the eastern frontier of
Holland, reaching the North Eea In thei
neighborhood of Kindcii. The distance
to he covered Is about 120 miles.
The Dormund 13ms ('anal already links
thi) North Sea with thn Ithine near Uuis-
berg A difference of forty-six feet in
the elevation of two of Its sections In-
volves the use of a ship elevator and It
Is to avoid this rise, as well as to pro-
vide a larger waterway, that the WeseW
Kmdcn scheme, has been put forward.
We do not want to bother you with business while you are here. We are inserting this
advertisement just once in each paper, because
We believe that many <>f you think so well of San Antonio that you are favorably inclined
to make an investment of some kind while you are here. We wish you would come and
make your home with us, all of you. If you can't do this, by all means invest some of
your money in San Antonio real estate. You can make no mistake by investing here, for
without a doubt San Antonio promises more for the future than any other city in Texas.
We specially recommend HIGHLAND PARK to you, as it is the best property in or
around San Antonio in which to invest your money or build your home.
HIGHLAND PARK is view property. It overlooks the entire city and much of the sur-
rounding country. It, is highly improved and is building up more rapidly than any other
district. The class of homes that have been and are being erccted in HIGHLAND PARK
are very much better than you will find in any other new addition. Real homes are going
up every day. Homes that you would like to have around your home.
It is a ride of ten minutes by automobile on paved streets and sixteen minutes by car.
Cars run direct to and through the Park on a regular fifteen minute schedule.
Tt is in the city limits, every inch of it. Il lias city water, paved streets, wide parking
strips, cement sidewalks, wide streets and wide alleys and no lot is less than .50x150 feet.
In fact it is the best property now on the market in this beautiful city.
If you will telephone our office we will take pleasure in showing you over Highland Park any time
it is convenient for you. We have many beautiful vacant lots and a number of magnificent homes
in Highland Park that we can sell you at bargain prices.
DON'T GO HOME WITHOUT SEEING HIGHLAND PARK —
We also have a big list of business and residence property that we would like to talk to you about
and we invite you to call and see us.
-IF YOU SEE IT IN PECK'S AD, IT'S SO-
L. P. PECK CO.
General Sales Agents for Highland Park Lots
Real Estate and Investments.
Office: Gunter Hotel BuHding, 209 E. Houston St. AH Phones 2638.
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