The Daily Express. (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 180, Ed. 1 Friday, June 29, 1906 Page: 4 of 12
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THE SAN ANTONIO DAILY EXPRESS: FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 29, 1900.
*Thc "BittttJ i The Second Hague Conference,
Entered at the Postoffice at San Antonio.
Texas, as Second-Class Matter.
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Austin, Tex—W. D. HOTINADAY.
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POPULATION OF TEXAS CITIES:
The population of the seven largest
Cities of irexas 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
The Pennsylvania Democrats com-
mend Hon. William J. Bryan, but stop
short of nominating him for the Presi-
Perhaps the Katy will use some of
its new motor cars on the Austin lino,
making a sort of interurban line be-
tween Sail Antonio and the Capital
Senator Bailey's answer to the
jtagazine muck-raker was sufficiently
direct and specific to satisfy anyone,
backed as he was by the facts and
Those Central and South American
Republics might at least defer their
little revolutions until after the Pan-
American Congress at Rio Janeiro has
Itad an opportunity to sing the bless-
ings of peace.
The ordinance requiring that weeds
and brush on vacant lots be cut should
be rigidly enforced, and complaint:!
should be made to the proper authori-
ties by persons living in districts
where this is not done.
There is now much speculation as
(o the political probabilities 'of the
new State of Oklahoma. It is believed
by those who are well informed that
the Democrats will elect their State
ticket and a majority of the members
oi the Legislature and send two Demo-
crats to the United States Senate.
Arizona and New Mexico probably
pay very little attention to the threat,
that if they do not vote to come into
the Union now as one State they may
Le kept out for another decade. As
scon as these Territories have the
requisite population they will be ad*
milted to Statehood, no matter which
party may be in power at the time.
According to a Georgia contempo-
rary the Southern Railway has re-
ceived a new pressed-steei car, the
first of three that are to be tested
on that road with a view to adopting
ali steel cars if these prove satisfac-
tory. With such cars the danger from
fire in cases of wreck is reduced to
a minimum, and they may in time
completely supplant the wooden
The responsibility of restaurant
keepers and caterers to maintain
their places in a cleanly and sanitary
condition is a matter of prime im-
portance to a large part of our popula-
tion. Such a thing as keeping canned
vegetables or fruits in the open can
unconsumed is to invite ptomaine
poisoning anil sooner or later to in-
flict horrible death on some who par-
take of them.
Gulfport, Miss., which had only
about 250 inhabitants five years ago,
now has a population of about 12,000
and expects to have a population ten
times greater as soon as the Panama
Canal is In operation and track: with
South America and the Orient ^as be-
gun to develop in consequence. All
the Gulf ports are expecting great
gains from the opening of the Panama
When the race track at the San An-
tonio Fair grounds is lengthened and
* .Je to conform to the standard there
will be greater inducements than
heertofore for the attendance of the
it,oat notable racing stables of the
country and the sport will be finer
than ev*r before. With a standard
rv.ee track and all the other advant-
ages that may be offered it should not.
be difficult for San Antonio to have
the long talked or winter race meeting
which would be an added inducement
for the winter tourist travel to this
As the time for holding the second
Hague Conference approaches public
interest is being awakened atul there
if some discussion of its probable
beneficial results in the pronounce-
ments upon the principles of interna-
tional law and the best methods Co:
the pacific settlement of international
President Roosevelt has been peti
tioned by resolution of the Lake Mo-
honk Conference on International Ar-
bitration to instruct the delegates
from the United'States to the next
Hague Conference to urge that body
to give favorable consideration to the
three measures which, it is assumed,
will greatly conduce to the peace of
the world. These are:
A plan by which the Hague Confer-
ence may become a permanent and
recognized Congress of the Nations
with advisory powers.
A general arbitration treaty for the
acceptance of all the Nations.
A plan for the restriction of arma-
nents and if possible for their re-
duction by concurrent international
It is believed by some leading
thinkers and by the Interparliament-
ary Union, of which Representative
Slayden of this Congressional district
was a member, that an international
parliament of two houses is imme-
diately practicable. It is believed
also that a general arbitration treaty,
even if limited in scope, would mark
a distinct advance o«er special trea-
The subject upon which the Czar
of Russia laid special emphasis in his
rescript of 1899 was limitation of ar-
maments and in his rescript convok
ing the second H&gue Conference
equal stress is laid upon this sugges-
tion. The British House of Com-
mons has unanimously asked that
this question be included in the pro-
gram and there is a strong feeling in
this country, though it is realized
that the general restriction of arma-
ments can only be secured by con
current, international action. It has
been said that the best way to assure
peace is to be prepared for war. This
would not be so under the more en-
lightened methods of international
arbitration which should reduce the
chances of war to a minimum.
The Lake Mohonk Arbitration Con-
ference suggested that a general ar-
bitration treaty to be formulated by
1 he Hague Conference would doubt-
less be accepted by all or nearly^all
the countries represented in the con-
ference and concluded its platform
v ith this plank:
While we shall welcome any action
taken by the coming Hague Confer-
ence in the way of clearly defining
the rights and obligations of belliger-
ents as to each other and as to neu-
trals; of lessening the horrors of war;
and of giving increased stability and
protection to the Red Cross move-
ment; it is our hope that the Con-
ference will remember that it is con-
secrated to the great work of end-
ing as well as softening war. and of
subjecting the relations of Nations
to the dominion of law lather than
It would be a great saving to the
people if there could be such limita-
tion of armaments, both naval and
military, as would minimize the de-
mands upon the public treasury ani
expensive wars be entirely avoided
through enlightened legard by all of
the rights of others.
The Girls' Industrial School.
President Work and Professor Ad
kisson of the Girls' Industrial School
at Denton are in the city and will
give a free lecture at Beethoven Hall
tonight with stereopticon illustrations
o" the school and the methods of in-
The industrial school at Denton is
for the girls of the State what the
Agricultural and Mechanical College
at Bryan is for the boys—a school at
which they obtain practical education
and industrial training.
There has not been as much appre-
ciation in Southwest Texas of this
Slate institution as there should be,
apparently, as scholarships have not
been as eagerly sought by the young
women of this section as might liavo
been expected. Possibly this may be
accounted for by the fact that the
school, its purposes and its facilities
have not been exploited in this part,
of the State in suph a way as to af-
ford a proper understanding of them.
It is therefore to be regarded as a
fortunate circumstance that the
president and a member of the fac-
ulty of this school are to be heard i.n
The Express, which has ever been
an ardent advocate of manual train-
ing in the public schools and of in-
dustrial training, labored zealously
for the establishment by the State of
an industrial school for girls and has
been pleased with the success of the
institution which has Its location in
the pretly little city of Denton, in the
upper portton of the State. That
school is teaching young women how
tc be useful and self-reliunt, how to
wage the battle of life, as well as
instructing them in the ornamental
tranches of learning. Such instruc-
tion tends to dignify labor in every
field and to bring idleness and uso-
lessness into the contempt in which
industry and ambition to aehieve
Ecmething must ever hold th^ni.
The Woman's Club of San Antonio
is taking an especial interest in tile
State Industrial School and the better
it is understood the more it must bo
commended and appreciated. Presi-
dent Work and Professor Adkisson
should have a large and attentive
audience as they will be sure to have
one that is thoroughly interested and
The Pure Food Bill.
The pure food bill as finally agreed
upon by the conferees and cnacted
into law by Congress makes it a mis-
demeanor for any person to manu-
facture, sell or offer for sale any arti-
cle of food, drugs, medicines or
liquors which is adulterated or mis-
branded, or which contains nuy
poisonous or deleterious substances.
It prescribes for each offense a fine
not to exceed $500, one year's impris-
onment, or both, within the discrim-
ination of the court, and for each sub-
sequent offense a fine of not less than
S1000 or one year's imprisonment.
There is also a prohibition against
the shipment of any adulterated or
misbranded article of food to a for-
eign country, provided that no article
shall be deemed misbranded or adul-
terated when no substance is use l
in conflict with the laws of the fo--
eign country for which it is intended.
Food products are declared adul-
terated if composed in whole or in
part of a filthy, decomposed or pu-
trid animal or vegetable substance or
of any portion of an animal unfit for
tood, whether manufactured or not,
or of the product of a diseased ani-
mal or one that has died otherwise
than by slaughter. The term "mis-
branded" applies to foods or drugs
whose package or label bpars a false
or misleading device. Manufacturers
of proprietary foods are not required
to disclose their trade formulas, ex-
cept as many be required when their
purity is questioned.
There was a long, hard fight in
Congress on the pure food bill,
though there does not appear to be
any reason for any opposition what-
ever to a measure which can hardly
fall to be of benefit to our foreign
trade as well as a protection to home
"Kill the mosquitoes," says Health
Officer Tabor, "and be healthy and
happy." This good advice San An-
tonio has to a great extent followed.
There are practically no mosquitoes
in San Antonio this summer; but this
desirable state of affairs can be con-
tinued only by eternal vigilance. Ev-
ery householder should give constant
attention to the cisterns and drains
and see that no breeding places for
the insect pest are left uncovered.
My Soldier Boy.
My soldier boy to the war has dashed—
B-r-r-r ump dump dump, b-r-r-r nrap
He wont' come back till the foe's all
B-r-r-r rumpety dumpety dump dump
He'll sound the charge and beat the
And he'll beat the foot and the cavalry,
Oh. he'll slay the foe by corps of ten.
Foaming steeds and iron-legged men.
Slay them and stand them up again—
B-r-r-r rumpety dumpety dump dump
His sword is girt on his chunky thigh—
B-r-r-r ump dump dump, b-r-r-r ump
His rations of sweets are handy by—
B-r-r-r rumpety dumpety dump dump
He'll storin the fort with a mighty shout.
He'll plant his flag on the riddled re-
Oh. nothing will limit his martial scope.
He'll couch his lance in the forlorn hope,
Bo long as a headless nag can lope—
B-r-r-r rumpety dumpety dump dump
But, generous foe, when the victory's
B-r-r-r uinp dump dump, b-r-r-r ump
He'll pick up and putty each son of a
B-r-r-r rumpety dumpety dump dump
Anel war Is mean, he'll say, quite sad,
As he thinks of the indemnity and his
And he'll bivouac at night with his flags
In a little cot, near his mamma, curled,
And dream he has conquered a pagan
B-r-r-r rumpety dumpety dump dump
—New York Times.
Of Interest to Women.
Of white mohair plairted in black is an
pttractive model for a traveling gown.
The little vest is of green taffeta. On
the cuffs and at coat back placquet brass
buttons trim with chic efket. The skirt
is circular, *rith the plaid placed on the
bias, which method is observed through-
cut the coat, and brings a relief to the
lye from the ordinary way of using these
materials. It Is made with skirt In walk-
ing length, unite to the ankle, which is
the most satisfactory way to have one
lor general use, as it ke, ps trim much
longer than one that touches the ground
at each step,
With this, of cot»se, cotton or linen
shirtwaists are worn, rather simply made
to be in keeping with the severely plain
style of the gown. In these the b»-sl-
dressod women who hold tin1 fashions at
their will arc tending toward tucks, full
length at front and bick. either close
together or in groups. Some have yokes
at shoulders across back, which Is of
great advantage in sheer materials, and
i. few are yoked at front also, which for
slight figures is much better than a long,
Choice of Evils.
Smiley—1 hope you won't mind if I
bring a friend home to dinner tonight,
•ars. Smiley—Ob, no; that Is better
than being brought home Jjy a friend
after dinner.— Chicugu News.
WHAT STATE PAPERS SAY
The Election Law.
The I- loresvilie Journal thinks the only
redeeming feature f' about tlx Terrell
election law is the poll tax qualification.
A great many people do not like the law
because they do not understand it; others
perhaps because they do understand it.
But the Journal should remember that
the poll tax qualification was demanded
by the people of Texas in the adoption
of a Constitutional amendment before
the Terrell election Aw was framed.-—
Karnes County News.
it has become the fashion to condemn
the election law Indiscriminately and the
critics overlook the fact that most of
its provisions are the results of years of
experience, and many of them demanded
by the people. That the law has a good
deal of unnecessary matter in it must
be admitted, but that can be cut out and
the good left to stand.
Colonei Sterrett Testifies.
jThe following testimon> from Col. Wil-
liam G. Sterrett about the conditions of
the Chicago packing houses will reassure
the eaters of fresh meat. Colonel Ster-
rett is not only absolutely honest, but a
trained newspaper man who knows a fact
from a pipe-dream, henee his testimony
is worth while:
"When the tour of the yards was at an
(iid an elaborate lunch was served and
we were made at home, usual. The
cows and the calves, the sheep and the
lambs, the hogs and the pigs were dying
only a step away and the smell of the
hot blood was in the air hut men must
tat and men must make speeches. The
visit, as has been stated was arranged
or announced at the banquet last night.
I!• the speeches of the hosts it was very
evident that the business interests of
Chicago are considerably irritated over
the reports and threatened investigations
of the manner in which the packing
houses conduct their business as the
world's butchers. At the lunch today it
was apparent that the packers them-
selves are highly wrought up by the re-
ports mentioned. As we progressed in
the tour of the yards our attention was
called at all times to the cleanliness of
the premises and employee. More than
this, each visitor was asked as to liis im-
pression. The stock yards paper wanted
interviews and got them. When the in-
terviewed was noncommittal he was
made to say things he never stated.
That of itself shows fright, and. more-
over, is very bad journalirm. But today
there is not a cleaner place or a cleaner
people than the stock yards and its em-
ployes. The floors are generally covered
with the cleanest of white sawdust, while
the portions not so covered are bright
from the effects of soap and water. The
meat is washed at every stage till it goes
to the cooling rooms or the cars. Gov-
ernment inspectors are everywhere ex-
amining the meat, while the employes
not engaged in the bioodv work of kill-
ing wear long, white, immaculate coats
and white trousers. What the yards
were, or what they may have been. I . m
not prepared to say. but they are today
as clean and healthful as the energy and
brain of man can make them. It is noth-
ing but fair to say this, and it is said.
Signs warning employes against the use
of tobacco, signs commanding firemen
and engineers to cleanliness, warnings to
workmen to wash their hands are every-
where to be seen, and all such signs are
fresh and new. as if the\ had not been
tacked up longer than two weeks. It is
evident that Mr. Roosevelt jolted the
business hard, and good comes from it,
whether or not he was too impetuous."—
The Austin Encampment.
Three thousand regular troops are ex-
pected at the Austin encampment. Add
to this Governor Ixmham's official stalf
and the State militia and it will be a
timid maid who can't be accommodated
with a soldier boy flirtation.—Fort Worth
The Austin encampment promises to be
a big affair and strictly for business.
There will be little time for carpet-
knight soldiering and the flirtatious sum-
mer girl may find her great expectations
The Attack on Senator Bailey.
Most of the material which has been
woven into this poor attempt to discredit
Mr. Bailey was gathered last March by
an obscure, penny-a-liner named Mayer,
who came to Texas at somebody's insti-
gation to find 'material" for this long-
premeditated attack. That youngster vis-
ited the Post and soon betrayed by his
animus the motive of his visit. He did
not come in search of facts but he want-
ed incriminating evidence for Phillips'
use. Me could tind none, as there was
none to find. But Phillips has garbled
from Mayer's report and from tlie rec-
ords here and there and done the best he
Next month Mr. Bailey's name will be
submitted to the people of Texas in a
primary election and his re-election will
be the result of the wishes of the people.
Mr. Phillips and the crooked interests be-
hind his abortive attempt to blast the
reputations of public men may then take
whatever satisfaction the?* can find in
tlie result of their puny endeavors. If
they do not like the " result of next
month's primaries, they car proceed to
iambast the people of Texas. There is
evidence, however, that magazine scai.-
dal-mongering has become tiresome to
those who have the time to waste oil
Phillips' kind of trash.—Houston Post.
Mr. Phillips is not a fair and impartial
reporter of facts, but a man with a
thesis to prove, to-wlt: "The Treason
of the Senate." He is a special advo-
cate, a prosecuting attorney determined
to prove somebody guilty or die In the
effort. His attack on Senator Bailey is
a tissue of misstatement •• and shows
throughout the animus of the prose-
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Cuero Goes Higher.
Cuero has recently hern leading 'the
State in the way of high temperature.
Well, Cuero is a leader in sc many good
things that we can't blame the town for
falling down oil the weather question.—
In that matter of temperature Cuero
does not appear to have been falling
down but climbing up. Cuero seems to
have the habit, which ought to be excuse
f ♦ ♦
Confidence Will Be Restored.
Anyhow, the general public is alarmed
by the packing house scandal and canned
meats of all kinds are a "drug" on the
market. Predictions are ventured that
this big scar> will materially decrease the
price of beef cattle. As a matter of fact,
range cattle ought to bring a higher price
than ever. There's little disease in range
cattle, those in Southwest Texas being
the healthiest in the world. In Dimmit
county the death rate in cattle, caused
by exposure, snake-bites and disease, al-
together is less than 1 per cent. Oughtn't
we to have the best price for our good,
fat, healthy steers? But then we've got
lots of good range and don't have to sell.
—Carrizo Springs Javelin.
The scare is already abating somewhat
and there is every reason to believe that
a rigid Government inspection coupled
with the fact that the packers themselves
realize the necessity of improved meth-
ods, will result In restoring public con-
fidence. Certainly there should be no
reason for the Texas cattleman to sacri-
fice his steers, if he can held on to them
Aor a few months.
An Address to the American Peo-
ple Is Formulated Which Sets
Forth the Doctrine.
TEXAS MAN IS MADE
PRESIDENT OF CLUBS
ST. LOUIS. Mo., June 28.—The Nation-
al Committee of the People's Party,
which assembled here yesterday in an-
nual conference upon the call of Chairman
Ferriss of Joliet. 111., concluded its labors
today and adjourned sine die.
The work accomplished consisted prin-
cipally in the adoption of a resolution in-
troduced by II. J. Mullins of Tennessee,
providing that the People's Party hearti-
ly agree in the work being performed by
the conference provisional committee for
the purpose, of concentrating and cen-
tralizing the reform organizations of the
country into an integral party—the Peo-
ple's Party; the adoption of a general ad-
dress to the American people, setting
forth the doctrines and principles of the
party; the authorization of Col. H. L.
Bentley of Texas to continue the work
he had Individually pursued for sixteen
years of organizing People's Party clubs
throughout the United States; election
of him as president\of the People's Party
club organization and appointment of a
committee to raise $4000 annually to de-
fray the expenses incurred in the club
federation movement: the authorization
of a movement to establish,-* narty pub-
lication organ as soon as conditions jus-
tify and a multitude of speeches dis-
cussing and expounding the doctrines and
basic principles of the National party.
Issued to the People.
The report of the committee on address
opened today's session and was adopted
unanimously. The address is "To the
American People," and in part is as fol-
"During the last few years there has
been a continual demonstration of the.
correctness of the economic principles
declared by our party conventions. The
so-called '50-cent dollar' has saved the
Nation from business disaster. Duties on
imports have remained unchanged, trans-
portation has remained in the same
hands, no new land laws have been en-
acted, and the change from bankruptcy
and ruin to business activity can be
credited to nothing except the increase in
the volume of money and the tremendous
Inflation of bank credits that have been
used in business as money equivalents.
Our contention has never been for any
'God-ordained money metal,' hut for an
increase in the volume of money suffi-
cient to restore and maintain stability
in the price level. There are other prin-
ciples of the party that are not accepted
m full, and the party's mission will not
be fulfilled until the questions in regard
to monopoly, transportation, machine
rule, control of the avenues of informa-
tion, the censorship of the Postoffice
Department and other questions have
been settled. All monopolies should he
owned and operated by the whole people.
"The demand that United States Sen-
ators should be elected by the people in-
stead of by the Legislatures was first
declared in the platform of the People's
Party, and is now advocated by prac-
tically the entire Nation.
"We are opposed to any tariff that in
its administration is for the benefit of
American trust combinations which sell
to foreigners cheaper than to the Ameri-
can consumer. Wherever any of the
principles of the party have been enacted
into law there has been unanimous en-
dorsement of them. This is particularly
so in regard to the rural free delivery
"The growing evils, such as government
by injunction, militarism, autocratic
power in the postoffices and in all of the
other departments of the Government,
graft a*id favoritism everywhere, are
merely the expressions of an increasing
degeneracy in the machine rule system,
which will be terminated as rapidly as
the people's sovereignty is re-estab-
J. M. Mallett of Cleburne, Tex., was
elected treasurer of the finance commit-
A resolution by J. A. Parker of Ken-
tucky was adopted, providing that the
National committee of the People's Party
federated clubs is authorized to establish
an official journal as soon as conditions
WANT NO TEXAS SEED.
Louisiana Crop Pest Commission Is
Busy Explaining That the Law
Is in Force.
Special Telegram to The Express.
BATON ROUGE, La., June 28.—The
failure of the General Assembly to make
an appropriation for the Louisiana crop
pest commission has caused the shippers
of cotton seed and cotton seed hulls in
the Eastern portion of Texas, which is
infected with boll weevil, to Infer that
the commission has gone out of business
or that, having no appropriation, it would
not force its quarantine regulations
against the shipment of cotton seed from
the infected Texas territory into the
eastern portion of Louisiana, which is
As a result of this belief in Texas,
there lias been a regular football rush on
the nart of jiarties having seed for sale,
to ship them into the eastern part of
Louisiana, and the crop pest commission
has been kept busy for the past week
sending telegrams and running down
shipments that have been made from the
infected Texas territory into the non-in-
fected Louisiana territory.
One company had twenty cars en route
to East Louisiana, and, as the crop pest
commission caught them, these cars are
now tield up on the railroads, and the
companies that are thus caught arc wir-
ing that they thought the quaratlne regu-
lations of Louisiana had been removed.
Secretary Newell Is wiring back to all
such communications that the regula-
tions are still In force and will remain
in force as long as the commission has
any money left in the treasury out of
the old approp. .u'.ion.
BLOWS TRAIN OVER.
High Wind at Cheyenne Does Pe-
culia Things to Railroad.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., June 28. —A high
wind early today blew over a train *,t
eleven cars at Weir, a small station cast
The cars were used as quarters for
Japanese laborers and were 011 a siding
at the time of the accident. Twenty
laborers were Injured, seven seriously.
The wind also blew down about a mile
of telegraph poles and did other damage.
NEWS FROM SOUTHWEST TEXAS.
CUERO RAIN A GOOD ONE.
Crops Are Greatly Benefited by the
CUERO, Tex., June 27.—Cuero enjoyed
a good rain yesterday. It began near
midnight Tuesday and rained slowly until
after daylight, when it ceased until
about the middle of the morning, then
began again and rained hard until aft^r
the noon hour. The precipitation was
something over two inches and has
greatly benefited the cotton and other
growing crops. The most of the early
corn was lost before it came. A num-
ber wjll now plant June corn. The lain,
the first of any consequence in several
months, is worth millions to our
Gonzales News Notes.
GONZALES. Tex., June 27.—Hal Cole-
man, who last winter was employed on
the Gonzales Globe, figured in a serious
difficulty in Brenham a few days ago,
hfe having had his throat cut. His
wounds are net considered dangerous,
Skinner & Cardwell shipped out a car-
load of steers to New Orleans Tuesday.
Great good is reported from different
sections of this county as a result of the
fine rain Monday.
An attempt to burglarize the Williams
grocery store was made last night. The
glass door was smashed and the door
lock bent. No clue has yet been found
to the guilty party.
August Klein left yesterday for San An-
tonio to join J. D. Houston and wife in
a trip to Hattle Creek. Mich., for the
benefit of Mr. Houston's health.
A few days ago two negroes living on
Mr. Albert Spahn's place came very near
being drowned. Three men were in the
Sati Marcos River swimming, when the
two negroes got beyond their depth and
one had gone down the third time when
Mr. Spahn pulled him out and by stren-
uous means got both the men safely to
Monclova News Items.
Special Telegram to The Express.
MONCLOVA. Tex., June 27.—The so-
ciety people of Monclova enjoyed a most
delightful dance at the Mexican Interna-
tional Hotel Friday night.
Dr. David Cerna and daughter, Senor
C'iecilo Piez and wife, Senor and Senor-
itas Sanchez and many others from old
Monclova were present. Among those
from El Estacion were Mesdames Robert
James, P. H. Foster, llollub, Misses
Caroline, Hazel and Pete James, Maud
Reynolds, Messrs. Bray. Carlisle, Col-
lins, Schmalhousen, Byrne and Craven.
Gonzales and Rios' Circus gave a bene-
fit performance for the Catholic Church
which will be erected in 4he new town
by the ladies. An amusing feature of
the evening was the clown act bv local
talent. The Jamaica furnished a novelty
under the guidance ol Mrs. Frank B.
Aransas Pass Items.
ARANSAS PASS. Tex., June 27.—Mr.
and Mrs. B. H. Wilson are at home for
a month's visit, after which they will
return to Lampasas for an indefinite,
time on account of Mrs. Wilson's health.
Carl Shaver entertained his friends with
a. watermelon cutting at his home, near
Mrs. J. M. Smith of San Antonio is a
guest of Miss Tillie Showaker.
Miss Jocelia Joplin was hostess at a
pleasant lawn party. Games and refresh-
ments added to the enjoyment of the
A party of young people enjoyed a
picnic at Ingleside, a fine picnic dinner
and sail on the bay were pleasant feat-
Floresville News Items.
FLORESVILLE, Tex., June 27.—Be-
sides the hot weather it is hot politically
in Wilson County just now. There is
only one* political party, but in several
instances there is more than one Demo-
crat after the office.
More water mains are being laid in
Floresville. There will be no more wind-
mills put up in this town unless our
splendid veil should fail. We have an
abundant supply of very fine water.
A number of strangers are here today.
They are people who have come to at-
tend the weddings announced.
Cotton Prospects Very Fine.
GILLETTE, Tex., June 27.—Rain began
to fall here at about 3:30 p. m. yesterday
and continued to fall for about an hour,
quitting then until night, when it began
to fall again, continuing through the
night and most of today and the indi-
cations are that rain will fall again to-
night. Cotton had not begun to suffer
for rain and the opinion of the farmers
in this section is that cotton prospects
are very fine now.
Farmers Are Doing Well.
LEANDER, Tex., June 27.—This coun-
try is rejoicing today over the fine rain.
It rained feteadily for several hours and
the ground is thoroughly wet. It is the
finest rain this section has had in over
a year. P\>rmers are buying June corn
seed and wheat and oak stubble and all
other available land will be planted to
this crop. Forage crops ill be greatly
improved by the rain.
Assures Cotton Crop.
SAN DIEGO, Tex., June 27.—About
one and one-half Inches of rain fell
throughout this section last night; the
downpour lasting something like three
hours. These parts had been quite dry
for the last three weeks, a part of the
corn having been lost on that account,
but this rain assures a splendid cotton
Cherokee News Items.
CHEROKEE, Tex., June 27.—The long
drouth was broken last night by a fine
rainfall; too late to help corn, but fine
Farmers are busy threshing grain, but
the yield is light.
Married on Sunday Mr. Russell Kuy-
kendall and Miss Montgomery.
Benefits Cotton and Pasture.
COLUMBUS. Tex., June 27.—This sec-
tion was visited by a long needed rain
vesterday and last night, with prospects
for more today. Cotton and some late
corn will be very much benefited. Stock-
men wil also be benefited, as stock water
was getting very low in some places and
grass very dry.
Rainfall at Marion.
MARION, Tex.. June 27.—There was
sufficient rainfall here Monday night to
wet the ground to a depth of three
inches. An additional shower fell last
night. It is said this Is not enough to
materially benefit growing crops.
Rain at Smiley.
SMILEY. Tex., June 27.—About a three-
inch rain fell here, ending a two-months
drouth. Everybody is in high spirits this
morning and are confident a good cotton
crop wil be made if no great number of
Makes Good Crops.
HELENA, Tex., June 27.—Xhis section
has had a fine rain, wliiclf was very
much needed, and if the boll weevil will
let us alone we think we will make a
good crop of cotton and corn enough for
home use and a good crop of hay and .
oats and a prospect for mor
FIRM ON MEASURE
Resolution That Conferees Refuse
to Recede Was Passed by
ote of 193 to 45.
MEAT INSPECTION IS
NOW IN DEADLOCK
WASHINGTON, June 28.—Mr. Wads-
worth called up the partial conference
report on the agricultural appropriation
bill in the House today and it was agreed
to without discussion. Mr. Wadsworth
then moved that the House insist on its
disagreement to the item in disagree-
ment of the me,at inspection amendment.
After some discussion over the parlia-
mentary situation. Mr. Wadsworth's
motion that the House further insist on
its disagret ment was adopted on a divi-
sion, 175 to 43.
Placed on Record.
Then Mr. Wadsworth sprang a surprise
on the House by sending to the desk a
resolution that it is the sense of the
House that the conferees do not recede
from its amendment known as the meat
inspection amendment and the House
was face to face wtih the proposition of
having a contest with the Senate.
Mr. Wadsworth, after referring to the
disagreement about the date going on
the cans and insisting that it. was not
necessary, passed to the legal questions
involved. His platform was simple and
expressed in two propositions: The pass-
age of this bill was necessary for the
protection of our foreign commerce and
for the benefit of public health.
Mr. Davis (Minn.) favored what, is
known as the Proctor substitute, wh eh,
he said, had been the substance of liis
minority report, it provides that $3,1 pO.-
000 be appropriated annually and thai a
tax of 5c a head on cattle and 3c jon
sheep and hogs be collected and paid I Ito
the Treasury. This item, it was assert-
ed. would produce an amount equal to
half the cost of inspection. This position
was also advocated by Mr. Bowie (Ala.).
A vigorous protest against puting any
charge on the packer was made by Mr.
Burleson (Tex.). The packer, he said,
would immediately shift the burden on
the cattle grower.
Mr. Williams (Miss.) said the situation
is this-: These people (the packers)
have been and are. voluntarily endanger-
ing the public health and now they want
the public to pay them for quitting it.
Mr. Henry (Tex.) wanted to be right
on the question and said he would vote
that the Government should pay the tax.
He called to the attention of Mr. W.tl-
liams the quarantine bill which provided
that the Government should pay the cost
and the the gentlcm?n hacr^/otcd for it
and now he wanted to put e, like cost, a
sanitation cost, on the packers.
"Rally round the conferees'' was the
slogan of Mr. Payne (N. Y.). "Stand by
the judgment of the House. Put the in-
spection on the Government where it bp-
longs and make this inspection a model
for the world," were among Mr. Payne's
The resolution that it was the sense of
♦ he House that the conferees refuse to
recede was then adopted. 193 to 45.
The advocates of making the packers
pay for the inspection end :avored to se-
cure a roll call but only nineteen mem-
bei ■> demanded a roll ('all and the Chair
appointed Mr. Wadsworth, Mr. Scott and
Mr. l.»amb as the conferees,,on the part
of the House.
WISCONSIN ENDORSES BRYAN
tach Time the Nebraskan's Name
Was Mentioned Cheers Shook
MILWAUKEE, Wis., June 2S.~'William
Jennings Bryan was today strongly en-
dorsed as the standard bearer of the
Democratic party in the campaign of
190S by the Democratic State Convention,
which adjourned sine die.
Any mention of Bryan's name brought
forth loud cheering.
The convention held two sessions to-
day and spent several hours in deliber-
ating over a platform of principles which
was prepared by the Committee on Reso-
lutions. With tew exceptions the origi-
nal draft was adopted.
The nlank which came in for the most\
criticism and considerable debate was
that bearing upon municipal ownership.
National Committeeman Ryan fought
hard against the adoption of the plank,
but when the deciding vote was called
for the opponents were apparently
very few. The platform adopted will
be submitted as a recommendation to the
candidates who receive nominations for
the State ticket *t the primary election
in the fall.
The plank of the platform endorsing
Bryan reads as follows:
"We regard with just pride and ad-
miration the typical American who has
been journeying in foreign lands the past
year and although onT^ a private citizen
with none of the allurements of place or
power about him. has been accorded dis-
tinguished consideration and attention
wherever he has gone, solely because his
course in public and private life alike has
shown him to be a patriotic citizen, a
wise and far-seeing statesman and a.
thoroughly honest and upright man in
whom the people can safely repose their
"We therefore declare that we are
heartily in favor of that typical Ameri-
can. W. J. Bryan, as the Democratic
candidate for President in 190* and wo
pledge our united efforts to secure his
FOR AN OLD CRIME.
Bonham Man Is to Be Tried for Mur*
der of Thirty-seven Years Ago.
Special Telegram to The Express.
BON HAM. Tex., June 2S.—'This morning
before Judge B. II. Denton, Newton 11 o-
hannan was given a habeas corpus trial
and his bond fixed at $1500. llohannan
stands accused of murderin~ a man
named Mose Echol in this county thirty-
seven years ago. The case promises to
Charles Cobs also had an examining
trial on a charge of theft of cattle and
his bond was fixed at $700.
High Water at El Paso.
Special Telegram to The Express.
EL PASO, Tex.. June 28.—The bounty
road was washed out by the rising of
the river below the c ity and the water *
threatens the Southern Pacific embank-
ment as it did last year.
Taylor Stock Shipments.
Special Telegram to The Express.
TAYLOR, Tex., June 2S.-Bland &
Woniack shipped two carloads of choice
hogs to California today. Jason For-
wood also shipped one to Houston.
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