The Daily Express. (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 125, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 5, 1906 Page: 4 of 12
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THE SAN ANTONIO DAILY EXPRESS: SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 5, 1908.
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Judge Bell's Speech.
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POPULATION OF TEXAS CITIES:
The population of the seven largest
Cities of Texas, on June 1, 1904, as esti-
mated by the United States Census Bu-
reau, is as follows:
SAN ANTONIO 59,581
Fort Worth 26,960
Keep ihe public schools out ot ma-
Spare enough time from your busi-
ness and vote. It will not take loag.
If you would have the city public
schools maintained for the benefit or'
the school children do not fail to go t j
the polls today atKi vote the "School
The new battleship which is to be
built for the United States Navy to
surpass any battleship afloat, not ex-
cepting the British battleship Dreal-
naught, may be called the Fearnot.
That would be simpler and more ef-
The conferees have got far enough
along with the Statehood bill to indi-
cate a purpose to allow the new State
of Oklahoma to come into the Union
without having the new State of Ari-
zona attached to the tail of her kite.
But the new State is not yet out of
At the special election a year or so
ago to provide ways and means for
enlarging facilities for the public
schools enough voters remained away
from the polls to enable a few who
were not in sympathy Mth the needs
of the public schools fa defeat the
purposes of that election. There is
danger that the stay at home vote
may defeat the "School Children's
Ticket" In the School Trustee election
today if the friendB of the school chil-
dien do not bestir themselves in their
interest. Every voter should vote.
.Vote early so as not to neglect it.
If Harvey Jordan could stop specu-
lation in cotton he could fix it so that
the farmer could only dispose of his
product, as the spinners need it and
the fluctuations in the market might
be governed solely by the conditions
of immediate supply and demand with-
out reference to the probable supply
and demand of an entire season. At
present cotton is a staple and thij
price is practically the same in aii
tb« markets of the world, domestic!
and foreign, the cost of freight being
added lo make up the difference be-
tween the producing and milling sec-
A rich man who educates his chil-
dren at private educational institu-
tions might, for personal benefit or
consideration, bo indifferent to the
welfare of the public schools an 1
willing to use their patronage to make
a politicians' holiday, but with the
poor man it is different. He must
depend upon the public schools for
the education of his children, an.1
therefore has a great and abiding in
terest in their efficiency. San An-
tonio has the most efficient public
schools in the State and the poor
man must view with alarm any effort
to detract from their high character.
Railroads and telegraph wires have
brought the world into such closo
communion that civilized peoples are
almost as one great family now. In
the years before Fulton and
Franklin and Morse such a dis-
aster as that at San Francisco
would not have been heard of
across the seas until months after its
occurrence and even then would
hardly have awakened a note of sym-
pathy except In isolated cases. Now
within a few days or so after the
great earthquake and conflagration
that destroyed so many homes, the
President of the United States has
messages of sympathy and proffers of
substantial aid from practically every
civilized Nation on the face of tho
globe, from Kings, potentates, political
and commercial bodies, Governments
and individuals. All of which illus-
trates that large realization of tho
brotherhood of man which such catas-
trophes now serve to emphasize.
Judge Bell's speech opening his
campaign for Governor, delivered iu
his former home town of Hamilton,
was a judicial, dignified and compre
henslve statement of his position ea
the various public questions now tip-
permost in Texas. There was a nota-
ble absence of hysteria and ranting
in what Judge Bell said, although he
was specific and vigorous in setting
forth his beliefs. In it all was the
note of sanity and fairness and plain
good intention to deal frankly and
honestly with the public, no matter
what it cost.
His proposal to increase the length
of the rural school terra, from the
scant five months to six months or
more as required by the Constitu-
tion, is one that will meet with favor
generally, especially when backed as
it is by the statistical fact that 77
and 7-10 per cent of the school chil
dren of Texas attend rural schools
On the theory of the greatest good
to the greatest number, the rural
school should have its term length-
ened and its efficiency increased.
His advocacy of the Constitutional
amendment to allow the imposition of
an ad valorem tax by the various
counties desiring to increase school
efficiency is one open to no valid ob-
Judge Bell's discussion of trusts
and monopolies, and the existing laws
governing private corporations, is of
especial interest, since it has been
freely charged by his enemies that he
v.as "a corporation man" biased and
swayed by his beliefs in them. His
statement of unalterable opposition to
the organizing of corporations into
trusts and monopolies in restraint of
trade is clear cut and definite, and his
recapitulation of his efforts to pre-
vent the encroachments of this great
evil in Texas effectually refutes tho
charge of capitalistic bias. He does
hot indulge in useless denunciation
but shows how our drastic anti-trust
laws can be used to restrain effectu
ally the forming of such monopolies in
this State. He admits, what we all
should know, that our laws are
powerless to reach trusts formed in
other States or to prevent the sale of
their goods in this State. Nor does
he promise by implication or other-
wise that his election as Governor
will accomplish the impossible, the
eradication of an evil totally beyond
His discussion of corporations re-
inforces his inflexible resolution to
hold such combinations of capital to
the strict letter of the law, and at
the same time to assure them fair
and equitable treatment. His recom-
mendation of a law forcing a mora
stringent accounting on the part ot
corporations of their paid up stock,
so that the State's grant of a char-
ter, a certificate of solvency, shall
rest upon a solid foundation, will corn-
mend itself to all. On the other hand
he opposes the establishment of a
commission of corporations with abso-
lute powers of life and death, such as
has been proposed, as an unwise
kind of regulation that may lead to
His pronouncement on the subject
of taxation is also of particular in-
terest. He advocates a revision of the
system of assessment so as to secure
uniformity, and urges the passage of
special laws to cure the prevalent
evils of tax dodging on money. He
opposes the scheme put forward by
Mr. Colquitt to separate the objects
of State and county tax, so as to raise
the State's revenue by tax on cor-
porations and the county rovenue by
tax on land, for the reason that the
different counties would relinquish
very unequal amounts of corporate
tax to the State and the increase in
tax on lands In these counties—and
all of them poor counties at that—
would be correspondingly heavy.
In respect to the much-discussed
blanket primary, Judge Bell says ex-
plicitly that he believes that the can-
didate who receives a majority of u'l
votes cast in the primary should be
the nominee, 'but he opposes givin.?
the nomination to the candidate re-
ceiving a mere plurality. In this
most people will agree with him.
Among other important measures, he
advocates the passage of anti-pass
laws, the reform of court procedure
so as to expedite criminal trials, the
investment in Texas of part at least
of the premiums collected here oy
foreign insurance companies, and the
establishment of a State Agricultural
In general Judge Bell's speech will
commend itself to the average Texan
as a wise and patriotic utterance. It
shows him a man fearless and vigor-
ous in championing the right, yet san<;
and conservative in his methods, a
combination of qualities that should
make an ideal Governor.
Commission Government and Schools.
"The beauty of the commission
form of municipal government," says
the Houston Post, "is that it does
things with reasonable dispatch. In
less than one year, an aggravating
floating debt of nearly $400,000 has
been paid, much work has been done
on the streets, a system of street
cleaning has been successfully in-
augurated, provision has been made
for manual training in the public
schools, and now it is announced that
three additional public school build-
ings are to be erected at once."
Apparently the commission form of
municipal government has done a
great deal for Houston and it is pleas-
ing to know that appreciation and de-
sire to advance the interests of the
public schools is no small part of the
merit claimed for it. It is also to be,
hoped that the Houston public schools
will soon have the manual training
features fully installed, that the youth
of both sexes may enjoy the advant-
ages of industrial education.
Since the installation of the indus-
trial features the public schools of
San Antonio have become far more
attractive than before to the pupils
ate well as to the parents and guar-
dians who are patrons of the schools.
The boys and girls enjoy the practical
instruction given them in gardening,
in the mechanical arts and domestic
science. It is not merely a relief from
the study of books and a hopeful
recreation, but an interesting employ-
ment which the youth appreciates for
its usefulness. Hardly any boy or gill
is so indolent or so lacking in desire
for knowledge in any direction as to
be insensible to the advantage of
knowing how to do things.
Of course there may be some high
strung individuals who think it more
or less degrading to work with their
hands and who look with some degree
of contempt upon all manner of man-
ual labor, but these more than any
other need to be educated. They can
never amount to anything in this
workday world of ours so long as they
retain such erroneous, ideas of the dig-
nity of labor, no matter how fortun-
ately circumstances in respect to
worldly goods their parents may be.
They need to be taught that every
life must be made useful and tha
there Is work for the hands as well
as for the brain and that one is quite
as respectable as the other.
WHAT STATE PAPERS SAY
The stockmen and farmers in South-
west Texas are very well pleased
with present prospects, but a little
more rain within the next fortnight
would be very welcome.
So-Called Fads aad Frills.
The opposition to the School Chi!
dren's candidates for School Trustees
nominees chosen by a mass meet
ing of the friends and patrons of tho
schools — characterizes the manual
training features of the school sys-
tem as "fads" and criticizes the
School Board, for paying salaries to
the treasurer and head janitor.
In a circular which has been broad-
ly distributed, it is set forth that
"about ?12,000 a year is spent for fads,
frills, favoritism, luxuries, etc." Criti-
cism is also made of secret meetings
of the School Board of which neither
of the School Children's candidates—
Messrs, Bliem, Koch8 and Southworth
7—is or has been a member.
EVen admitting as true, which it is
not, that the Board of Trustees fix
the secretary's salaty—the charter
providing for that—and all the charges
which have been made against the
School Board by the circular which
denounces industrial education as a
"fad," what have Messrs. Bliem,
Rochs and Southworth to do with it?
Of the candidates for a place on the
School Board which would most like-
ly be under the influence and in sym-
pathy with the trustees who hold
over and who must be held respon-
sible for whatever is regarded as
least praiseworthy in the administra-
tion of the schools in the past year?
It is easy enough for the sincere
friends of the public schools to dif-
ferentiate between progressive, prac-
tical methods in public education and
what may rightly be called experi-
mentation and fadism, between real
friends of the schools and those fault-
finders who may have a selfish pur-
pose to subserve.
Modern Love Lyrics.
In the Subway, oh, my darling,
When tho lights are dim and low,
And th' expresses, an per schedule,
Slowly come and .slowly go.
When the crowd fights in the doorway,
With a rowdy, unknown foe,
Do you sometimes ponder, dearest,
On the Interurban Co.?
In the Subway, oh, my darling,
Think not bitterly of me,
Though the guard "has slammed the door
Separates us finally—
Though I tried to hoard the car, love,
He averred it could not he.
It was best to leave you then, dear-
Best for you and best for me.
Of Interest to Women.
At the recent openings there were
shown some lovely lace and chiffon
empire coats intended for evening wear
now or for afternoon driving at the fash-
ionable summer resorts.
Most of the coats were of applique
lacet, with rather a heavy net founda-
tion, ami they were trimmed with one or
more different kinds of luce, ribbon, chif-
fon, gold gauze, etc.
Some of these wrips are lined with
whtte or colored chiffon, finished with
a ruffle all around, and others are en-
The Taxation Problem.
.1 of our Public men seem to think
1 at it they can devise scheme to raise
sufficient revenue to supp .rt the State
government and its institutions without
imposing additional taxato-u upon the
people, the problem of taxation will be
vllh . •Huch is not th. ■ s. and the
lost begs all these gentlemen who so
trunk to go deeper into th«- question,
suppose, for instance, that tic gress re-
ceipts taxes laid upon the railroads are
upheld by the courts and their ad
valorem taxes through increased ass -;-
ments are still further augmented until
the deficits are disposed of and tlie
revenues are sufficient to meet all neces-
sary demands. WUI that settle the
problem? it will not «-ven touch it.
■1 here is really no problem about raising
revenue in a State with more than one
billion of taxable values. So much
wealth will easily produce the revenue
necessary to maintain an economical
Government like that of Texas without
imposing hardships upon the people, if
the tax laws are Just.
The problem in Texas is to secure a
system of taxation that is uniform and
just, a system that will require $.V>-an-
acre land in one county to pay as much
for the support of Government as $."iO-an-
acre_ land in any otfier couniy. So long
as $.»0-an-aero land is assessed at $30 in
one county and $!i In other counties some-
body is being robbed, and the real taxa-
tion problem is to eliminate this kind of
So long as assessments for State taxa-
tion is left with the counties, there is no
way, apparently, to attain that degree of
justice and equality which is so desirable.
The assessments in many counties are so
low that the amount paid in ad valorem
and school taxes combined is far less
than the amount drawn from the treas-
ury for public education. This is equiva-
lent to such counties paying absolutely
nothing toward the support »»f the Gov-
ernment and even drawing from the
Treasury tax money paid by other coun-
♦ ^ ♦
Temporary Amelioration No Relief.
The Herald greatly fears that the in-
ercased facilities at Terrell for the insane
is going to prove only temporary relief.
The incarceration of the insane wards of
the State in county jails with criminals
of the lowest class where in the very
nature of things it is utterly impossible
to give them even a small percentage of
such attention as they really ought to
have has seen a blot on tho reputation of
this State for a long time. The next Leg-
islature should make ample provision for
present requirements and also provide
for the immediate future. The demand
for this action comes from all parts of
the State and from nil classes and it
should be heeded.—Denison Ilerald.
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The Bogey Man.
The real estate men of San Antonio met
and organized a real estate exchange.
Yep, and Mr. Lightfoot will g»t you if
you don't watch out.—Fort Worth Star.
♦ ♦ ♦
Texas Homestead Factories.
he idea of home-canning of fruits and
vegetables, not only for use of the par-
ticular household engaged in the under-
taking, but as a means of enlarging the
particular household's bank account, is
such a pood one that the Current Issue
would like to see it generally adopted
and given practical effect.
At a farmers' exhibit in Austin two
years ago, jellies, preserves,- bams, bacon
and canned fruits and vegetables of home
manufacture were displayed that so ex-
celled any articles of the kind offered for
sale in stores that the thought occurred
to the writer that, if the farmer folk
who prepared such products would make
goods of tho kind for market, they would
have eager buyers at their own prices and
could'double their incomes.
If the struggle for existence was as
intense here as it is in any of the coun-
tries of the old world, people would make
ten acres yield more cash returns than a
hundred now do. The Current Issue hopes
that the struggle will not become as
intense for a long time to come. At the
same time it would be greatly pleased to
see the Texas farmer and orchardist take
the cue offered and turn everything to
account, and forever banish empty
purses from every farm in Texas, and
substitute well filled ones for them.
Bacon, hams and canned goods, added
to corn, wheat and cotton, as standard
farm products, will settle the trust busi-
ness for the farmer in a single twelve-
month—the agitator never. A good say-
ing for the farmer to put in his pipe and
♦ ♦ ♦
In the Land of Heart's Delight.
If "the way to a man's heart is down
his throat," then this is truly the land of
heart's delight. There are more good
things to « at in Falfurrias today than
old Epicurus ever heard of.—Falfurrias
Not a Factional Candidate.
Judge M. M. Brooks is not a factional
candidate for Governor, and the studied
effort in certain quarters to convey the
idea that he is the local optlonist's can-
didate exclusively is wholly misleading.
Judge Brooks has clearly defined views
upon all political issues, as well as upon
all moral questions, and he is making his
race for Governor upon the soundness of
his platform, his ability to measure up to
the requirements of a Chief Executive of
a great State and his character as a man
He has ability as jyell as high moral
character and possesses qualities that
commend him to the whole citizenship of
Texas.- (Ireenville I leraid.
Brother Herald, you have sized up the
man and the situation just exactly right,
according to our way of thinking, and
by the time July 2.S rolls around we be-
lieve the majority of the people of Texas
will be seeing things in the same light.
Brooks for Governor—that's our ticket.--
Hon ham News.
It is contended that prohibition Is not
an issue in this campaign—and may be it
is not hut it is a notable fact that nearly
every one of the strong prohibition and
local option newspapers, Including the
Texas Christiai# Advocate, is heartily
supporting Judge Brooks. Not only that,
but in many of the counties in Middle
and North Texas they are making sup-
port of local option a test in nominating
county officers.—Houston Post.
The Quicksilver Mines in Brewster.
There is one industry in Texas of
which probably less Is known by the peo-
ple at large, in proportion to its impor-
tance, than almost any other. This is
the production of the quicksilver mines
of the Brewster country. These mines
have beon in operation for some time,
ami it is said that for the present year
tho output will greatly exceed that of
any previous year, according to advices
which havi been received from parties
who are prominently identified with the
industry. It is stated that a number of
new properties have been opened and are
being developed 011 a large scale.
Large sums of money are being invest-
ed m the district by practical mining
men, who are satisfied with the pros-
pects of future results. One company
has Invested nearly half a million dollars
in development work and for the erection
of furnaces preparatory to placing the
mine upon a practical working basis.
The development of the quicksilver mines
of Brewster County has been retarded on
account of the remoteness from railroad
transportation facilities. There is said to
be a prospect of the Southern Pacific
building a branch road from Marathon
or Alpine to Terlingua.
It Is predicted by men who are familiar
with the quicksilver history of this coun-
try that the Brewster County fields will
in time exceed in quantity and value of
output that of the famous New Alameda
district of California.
Under th operation of the new mining
law of this State, tho quicksilver and
other minerals situated upon State land
arc lying dormant. Mining men are ob-
jecting to the new law. The work of
development, which is now being done in
Western Texas is confined almost ex-
clusively to private lands.
'f you *ant to be sure of getting what
you want, just call on Urand Old Texas.
; --- ON ■
Every Exhibit of Business Con=
ditions Contradict Wall
MAY WORK INJURY
NEW YORK, May 4.—R. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade tomorrow
The violent decline in prices of securi-
ties is no criterion of business condi-
tions. Railway earnings have continued
to surpass those of the corresponding
period in any previous year, the gain
for April being S..'i per cent over the
same month of 1905, and other standards
of measurement make equally gratifying
exhibits. Liabilities last month of fail-
ures showed a decrease of 40 per cent in
manufacturing and J'J per cent in trading
branches of business as compared with
the previous year. The only drawbacks
are the labor controversies and the
stringency in the money market, neither
of which may prove of more than tem-
porary duration. Of greatest importance
to tho iron and steel industry of all the
events of tfhe past week was the strike
of 'longslwu'enien on the Lake water
front. If this struggle is not quickly set-
tled it will soon become impossible to
maintain pig iron production at the pres-
ent high point. Commodity prices are
well maintained by a good demand. The
crop outlook is fully as bright as usual
at this date. Tanners evince a disposi-
tion to operate more conservatively,
which has checked the upward tendency
of hides. Leather was irregular. Manu-
facturers of footwear occupy a most in-
dependent position because of the liberal
contracts now unfilled.
Failures this week in the United States,
212, against 215 last week and 212 the
corresponding week last year. In Can-
ada, 31 failures, against 20 last week and
22 a year ago.
CONTRAST IS SHARP.
Active Trade, Building Activity and
Crop Prospects Show Conditions.
NEW YORK, May 4.—Bradstrcets to-
morrow will say:
Reports of active retail and jobbing
trade of immense, in fact, unprecedented
building operations, and of really ex-
cellent crop prospects furnish a sharp
contrast to the weakness of the country's
central market for securities. Continued
favorable weather has allowed good pro-
gress in planting and the gemination of
crops, the enlargement of country retail
trade, improved reorders for summer
goods and the placing with confidence
of a volume of fall orders fully equal to
a year ago. Collections also have im-
Dr. Rose T. Stern, Osteopath.
304-5 Moore Building. New phone 1886.
RABBI MARKS TALKS.
Gives Address on School Matters to
In an address delivered on schools,
with especial reference to the matters
under consideration at today's election.
Rabbi Samuel Marks spoke to his con-
gregation last night at Temple Beth-El.
Rabbi Marks took up the importance of
schools and of the education of the
He illustrated) his ideas with references
to Plato and to the Hebrew fathers. He
argued against taking any consideration
for the religion, or race of applicants for
positions of school board members, de-
claring that those things which the pub-
lic is interested in are rather the methods
which these candidates will use officially.
Rabbi Marks made especial reference
to the salaries of teachers. He said the
tenure of office is not made safe or de-
pendent on goodi work or conduct, but
upon, very often, a secret caucus and
Rabbi Marks quoted from a newspaper
which declared a bill has been introduced
nto Congress asking for an advance of
1»; per cent in teachers' salaries in the
District of Columbia.
In conclusion he said:
"I know of no nobler angel than a
good, conscientious teacher. But mere
moonshine, good wishes and poetry will
not do. After that, next, they must be
better paid; they deserve not only honor
but all the comforts of life. Their re-
muneration now is pitiful. As far as I
judge a tolerable mechanic is better paid
and his work is more secjire. He who
takes care of our children deserves well
that we should care for his. He who
gives us his soul deserves that we should
care for his body. What devotion can we
expect of persons whom we make our
martyrs? <*an they be blamed for giving
up that thankless task when tailoring
and shoemaklng pays better?
"But above all, their tenure must be
safe and depend upon nothing else but
their capacity and the conscientious per-
formance of their duty. They must not
look up to party denomination, personal
influence or family connection. They
must stand upon their own merits, be
judged solely and singly by the manner
of their fulfilling their important duties.
ROBT. E. MOSS, M. D., SPECIALIST,
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. Hicks P»ldg.
Meeting Was Well Attended and of
A well attended meeting of the mem-
bers of the Scientific Society of San An-
tonio took place on Friday night in the
rooms of the society.
The discussion was on educational and
on different scientific matters and tho
meeting was attended by President Col.
J. Pitman. U. S. A.; Prof. B. Maekensen,
Capt. Edgar Schramm, Albert V. Huth,
E. G. Cervantes, Col. George lie Roy
Brown, IT. S. A.; Benjamin Wyche, Otto
Hegemann, Solon Stewart, Prof. John
M. Steinfeldt, C. S. Brodbent and Secre-
tary E. W. Heusinger.
After the Informal discussion, Colonel
Brown called together the members of
the executive committee, of which he is
chairman, and some important business
matters were taken up.
The next regular meeting of the society
will be held on next Tuesday night at
which Dr. M. J. Bliem will deliver a
lecture on the subject of sanitary
I are the most delicious and havo
(the largest sale of any la
I the world.
In their making nothing Is (
used but the choicest choco-
_ late, pure cane sugar, finest
'nuts and fruits, and purest ex-
tracts of fruits and flowers.
i£?« One thing peculiar to Lowney's Candies la that
they can be eaten freely—they are pure and wholesome.
THE WALTER M. LOWNEY CO., Chocolate and Cocoa Makers.
^agnBasr--!) boston, mass.
REPUBLICANS MEET SOON.
Cecil Lyon Will Head Assemblage of
His Friends and Sub-
Cecil Lyon, chairman of the Republi-
can State Central Committee, has called
a meeting of the State Central Commit-
tee in San Antonio for Tuesday of next
week. The Republican politicians of San
Antonio and of adjacent counties, in-
cluding members of the State committee,
have been notified of the meeting.
On ft of the purposes of the meeting is
to choose a committeeman from this
Senatorial District to take the place of
G. G. Clifford, deceased.
While Mr. Lyon is here the Bexar
County Central Committee may be re-
organized. A chairman is to be chosen
to take the place of Charles C. Cresson,
who%as resigned. It is understood the
place will be offered to Julius Oppen-
heimer, if he will accept it.
Mr. Loon chose San Antonio as a
meeting place because it had been chosen
by the Texas Bankers Association also,
and because of the number of visitors
expected here during the week.
The meeting of Republican politicians
is for the purpose of arranging routine
matters for the coming campaign. A
fight is to bo made by the Republicans
of Southwest Texas and Mr. Lyon in-
tends to make the campaign strongest
in that action. He has given it out as
his intention to carry the Fifteenth Con-
gressional District two years from now.
The Republicans have engaged Turner
Hall for their meetings.
There are thirty-one members of the
State Executive Committee.
A UTILE HISTORY OF
MK. CHAS. FLORIAN
Some time ago the School Board
was reproached with the fact that
the Florian Insurance Agency of
this city carried a large line of in-
surance on school property. • In
answer to this report Mr. Chas.
Florian stated to the School Board
that he was not interested in the
Florian Insurance Agency, that he
had nothing whatever to do with
it and that therefore he was not
violating the law by selling insur-
ance to the School Board, of which
he was a member. In view of
these facts it is very surprising
that the following letter was writ-
ten to a prominent insurance firm
of this city:
Austin, Tex., May 3, 1906.
Gentlemen—Replying to your
letter of tho second instant, I
beg to say that the records of
this offico show that Chas. H.
Florian of San Antonio, Tex.,
holds a certificate authorizing
him to represent the Calumet
Insurance Company of Chica-
go. ill., as local fire insurance
agent, and in compliance with
your request. I enclose here-
with a certified copy of said
certificate, together with bill
I think other licenses have
been issued to Mi'. Florian. as
representative of other com-
panies. but it would be difficult
to find the record unless you
will first mention the compa-
ny, as you did in the case of
the Calumet. Yours truly.
(Signed) A. S. THWEATT,
Chief Clerk. Department of
We feel that the people of the
city of San Antonio would like an
explanation of the above from Mr.
Chas. Florian. We would also like
for him to answer if it is not true
that he also holds similar certifi-
cates to those mentioned in the
above letter from The Sun, of New
Orleans. The Spring Garden. The
Palatine. The Orient and The Na-
tional Fnion. which companies nre
represented by the Florian Insur-
ance Agency, in which Mr. Florian
has assured his associates on the
School Board that he had no in-
Electric Storm at Marble Falls.
Special Telegram to The Express.
MAI BLiE FALLS, Tex., May 4.—A
heavy rain and thunder storm visited
Marble Falls and vicinity last night.
Telephone lines were materially damaged
and several citizens received slight
shocks irom lightning.
Special Venires at Seguin.
Special Telegram to The Express.
SEGUIN, Tex., May 4.—The first of the
seven special venire eases before the
District Court is now on trial. A negro
named Ed Fuller is charged with the
murder of a Mexican named Cipriano in
October, 1903, at Staples. The defendant
is defended by Messrs. Greenwood and
Donegan. The companion case, State vs.
Howell Warren, is set for tomorrow, also
0, special venire case.
Taylor Water Company Improving.
Special Telegram to The Express,
TAYLOR, Tex., May 4.—A force of
twenty men with teams and scrapers
began work yesterday afternoon enlarg-
ing the two storage tanks of the Taylor
Waterworks Company. Improvements to
the amount of is to be made on the
plant within the next thirty days.
The Beggar Prince Opera Company
scored another decided hit at the New
Electric Park Theater last night when'
they presented that delightful comio
opera "Girofle Girofla," one of the most
tuneful and humorous of the many in;
the company's repertoire.
Miss Gertrude Hutcheson appeared in
the dual part of "Girofle Girofla" and
added a host of admirers to the already
large list who have been so well pleased
with her charming acting and sweet
singing. She demonstrated last night
that she can be humorous as well as fas-
cinating and her every performance won
Miss Beatrice Fischer took the part of
"Aurora" for which she proved to bo
well suited. Her songs received a num-
ber of encores. Her popularity is now
well established with San Antonio audi-
F. A. Wade as "Don Bolero," J. C.
Taylor as "Marisquin," C. E. Hunting-
ton as "The Moor" and F. W. Cleveland
as "Pedro" were all effective.
"Girofle Girofla" deals with the com-
plication that arises from two girls be-
ing exactly the same in appearance an<|
gives rise to many very humorous situa-
tion which keep t*ie audiences laughing
heartily throughout the performance.
There Is also a delightful story which
keeps interest at a high pitch. Taken
as a whole th/- performance was most
delightful. It will be repeated tonight.
At the Majestic—Vaudeville.
Today closes one of the most interest-
ing vaudeville bills that has been seen
at tho Majestic Theater in the course of
the season that will come to an end next
Eddie Girard, Robert Whittier, Hi
Greenway, the Ix>vys, and all the other
interesting comedy features are of the
highest order of theatrical excellence.
Especial care is being taken by the man-
agement just now to make the theater
A score of noiseless electric fans keep
the air circulating, and the auditor is as
comfortable as though ho were witness-
ing an al fresco performance.
The last bill of the season, which comes
tomorrow matinee, is in many respects
the best bill of the season. The theater
goers of Houston, where the bill has
been on exhibition this week, have given
it a warm welcome and declared them-
selves highly pleased with It.
It is full of fun, and the performers are
unusually good. "A High Toned Bur-
glar," the feature act of the bill, is said
to be without a superior in vaudeville
COMFORT AND EASE
If you buy Old Hickory Lawn Furni-
ture. For sale only at L. P. Peck's.
New York Magazine Curious Concern-
ing San Antonio's Parks.
In compliance with a request from the
managing editor of a New York maga-
zine known as "Charities and the Com-
mons," City Clerk August Biesenbacli
und his assistant, Fred Fries, have given
a long list of information about the parks
of San Antonio. With the tables of in-
formation about the parks is a beautiful
picture of one of the scenes in San Pedro
One who has never seen many of San
Antonio's parks could judge from the
bundle of papers to be sent to the mag-
azine what an important part of the city
the system is.
Hit by a Stone.
A stone thrown by one of a crowd of
men who were fighting in the two hun-
dred block on West Nueva Street Friday
evening struck the eight-year-old daugh-
ter of Miguel Sepua on the back of the
head and seriously injured her.
Campbell to Speak in Georgetown.
Special Telegram to The Express.
TAYLOR, Tex., May 4.—Hon. Thomas
M. Campbell, candidate for Governor,
will address the people of Williamson
County at the court house in Georgetown
Monday, May 7, at 2:30 o'clock. A large
number of his admirers and supporters
from Taylor will be present.
Eastern Market — Choice Meats and
Prospects Are Good.
Special Telegram to The Express.
TAYLOR, Tex., May 4.—There is great
rejoicing among the farmers of William-
son County over the splendid rain which,
began fill ling this morning at 6 o'clock
and continued for mot* than two hours.
Continued heavy winds for a week or'
more had absorbed the moisture. The
crop prospects continue to be flattering
and just now one is led to believe this
will be the banner crop year of William-
Bitten by a Snake.
Word has been received that Mrs. Au-
gusta Ballscheidt of Leon Springs was
bitten by a rattlesnake a few days ago
and Is In a serious condition. Mrs Ball-
scheidt has many friends and relatives
in San Antonio.
DISEASES OF MEN
FACTS OF VITAL IMPORTANCE.
I do not make misleading statements or deceptive
propositions to the afflicted, neither do I promise to cure
them In a few days in order to secure their patronage,
but 1 guarantee a complete, safe and lasting cure, in the
quickest possible time. I have been located In San An-
tonio since 1888. This fact I believe sufficient to satisfy
the most skeptical a£ to my ability and reliability. I cure
NERVOUS DEBILITY, BLOOD POISON.
nnd all diseases and weaknesses due to dissipation, ex-
cesses or the result of specific disease.
My book is free. Address
J. NEWTON HATHAWAY, M. D.
209^2 ALAMO PLAZA. SAN ANTONIO, TBXAQ.
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