The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 24TH YEAR, No. 20, Ed. 1 Sunday, January 3, 1909 Page: 2 of 46
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HOUSTON DAILY POST: SUNDAY MORNING. JANUARY 3. 1909.
Try the New I. & G. N. Ser-
vice to St. Louis and East
"The Only Line That Does It"
M. L. MORRIS. Agent. PHONC 288 Ticket Office. 217 MAIN
never lin* during any similar period of
lt» hlntory. It was a low tariff, n tariff
for revenue only, but It* author dis-
tinctly <Msavowed the doctrine of free
raw material a* both unjust and undemo-
cratic. I'mier It duties were uniform,
and wlille sufficient to yield the needed
revenue and incidentally afford a meas-
ure of advantage to home industries,
they were not high enough to "shelter
The democratic objection to the latter
day tariffs Is not only the extortionate
rates, but the unjust discrimination In
the articles placed on the dutiable list.
The republican tariffs increase the cost
of living to the farmers and consumers
frenerally. without giving the farmers or
ittle producers any of the correspond-
Take for hiKtance the Dlnjfley law,
flow In effect. As framed in the house
It put hides on the free list, but the
present low duty was put on by the
venate. At that the duty Is not propor-
tional, compared to the duty on shoes.
Every farmer as well as every stockman
The duty on hides is 15 per cent. The
fluty on boots and shoes Is 25 per cent.
Yet. according to some figures prepared
by Senator Culberson and shown to The
I'ost reporter, the boots and shoes Im-
ported in 1905 amounted »<> but $149,407a
while the hides Imported during the same
year amounted to $24,360,362.
"These figure*." added Senator Culber-
son. "tell the story accurately and fully.
Foreign competition as to boots and shoes
Is destroyed by the duty on those arti-
cles arid the prices fixed to American
consumers is left to American manu-
WILL BE WORST*MKASCRK YKT.
( The new republican tariff bill promises
to offend much further than any of Its
predecessors In the matter of unjust dis-
crimination against raw materials. While
It Is proposed to make a few reductions
here and there, where they will not af-
fect the advantage now enjoyed by tho
North, the cutting and slashing Is re-
served for the raw materials. Free hides,
free wool, free lumber, free coal, and
* tax of 5 cents a pound on coffee and
30 cents a pound on tea are the most
striking changes so far decided on.
Thai the democrats are golnc to let
the republicans pass a bill like that
without opposition or protest is not in the
cards Champ Clark is more nearly a
free trader than any other democrat In
congress perhaps, hut even he has not
agreed to that program. Me has gone
to Missouri for the holidays and hasn't
*1 ven out anything authoritative as yet.
Other democrats on the committee are
known to be revenue democrats, concur-
ring In the Rcncral views held In com-
mon by Senators Bailey, Culberson, Ba-
con and other leaders.
Senator Bailey's views are more gen-
erally urderstoc/i by the public than
Senalor Culberson's from the fact that
Bailey was the democratic leader in the
house when the Dingley law was passed,
lie made a speech on the question which
Is well remembered as a masterpiece.
Senator Culberson came Immediately to
the senate from the governorship In
189*. and no general tariff bill having
been before congress since he came to
Washington, he has never made n speech
dealing with the general phases of the
SPEECH ON PORTO RICAN TARIFF.
His great speech on the Porto Rican
tariff, made several years ago, dealt
with the constitutional phases of govern-
ing acquired territory outside the consti-
tution. The question of schedules didn't
enter Into that discussion.
As far as 1*91. however, while Mr. Cul-
berson was ypt attorney general of Texas
and before he had any thoughts of com-
ing to the senate, he was asked his views
of the tariff by the San Antonio Express.
In a letter to that paper about that time
be utated the same views he holds to-
day. He Is a low tariff man. that Is he
believes In collecting through the custom
bouses enough money to run the govern-
ment economically administered. the
duties so laid to be as uniform as pos-
sible and without discrimination In bene-
fits rtr burdens as between different sec-
tions of the country.
The shoe and leather manufacturers of
the country have been conducting a great
propaganda In favor of free hides. To
this end they have addressed letters to
merchants throughout the country who
Jiandle their goods beseeching them to
write their senators and representatives
on the subject. In reply to one of these
letters, Senator Culberson's views are
stated rather fully. That was three years
ago. They are his views todav and. as
•aid before, they are the prevailing views
of the other leading democrats In con-
LETTKR OF SENATOR CIXBERSON.
Senator Culberson's letter is as follows:
••Messrs. J. T. Conway & Bro., Paris.
"Washington. D. C., December 26. 1!K)8.—
Gentlemen: Ydur letter of the 20tli in-
stant. addressed to Senator Bailey and
myself, with reference to taking the duty
off of hides, Is received, together with a
memorial addressed to the members of
the house of representatives of the Fifty-
ninth congress. I beg to assure you that
r'our suggestion will have my careful at-
entlon and consideration.
"I do not know where this printed me-
morial. ;i copy of which you inclose, was
fire pared, though it may have come from
he boot and shoe manufacturing section
of the country. As you are dealers in
boots and shoes. Interested in seeing the
price reduced to consumers to a reason-
able point, I suggest to you that while
free hides might, as Menry Clay said
many years ago. in dealing with the gen-
eral subject of free raw material, be an
sddltlonal way to protect the manufac-
tured article and Increase its price, a re-
duction of the tariff on Imported boots
and shoes would certainly effect a reduc-
tion In the price of such articles to Ameri-
can consumers. It would therefore more
strongly attest the patriotism of the
manufacturers of boots and shoes, from
whom you buy at wholesale, if they would
take up this latter phase of the protec-
tive system and put forth equally strenu-
ous efforts to bring relief to the con-
suming masses. Their genuine concern
for the high prices which are now paid
for boots and shoes could not then be
successfully challenged. Becently a num-
ber of memorials were presented to Ilia
senate by manufacturers of Massachu-
setts. All of them, without a single ex-
ception. petitioned that raw materials
out of which their goods are made, should
be admitted into the United free of duty,
and not one of them urged a reduction of
duties on articles which they manufac-
ture. Whatever opinion may be enter-
tained as to the effect on the price of
the manufactured article of admitting
the raw material free of duty, all will ad-
mit that a far greater reduction in the
pricc of the finished product will result
from lowering the duty on such products
than by admitting the raw material free.
REASONABLE REVENUE TARIFF.
"My general views of the tariff are fair-
ly expressed in the act of 1846 and the re-
port of Secretary Walker explanatory of
that act. Taxation of all imports to the
extent of reasonable revenue should be
the rule and freedom from duty the ex-
ception. ^sldo from this principle of
equality, which lies at the bottom of any
system of Just taxation, that Is Just, if
raw material, which comes largely from
the South and the West, Is to be subjected
to competition witli foreign countries, why
should the manufactured article, which is
largely in the East, where the wealth of
the country has already been congested,
partly by the operation of unequal and un-
just laws, be free from such competition
at the expense of the domestic producers
of raw material? Especially Is this in-
quiry pertinent when the duty on the
manufactured article is as In this case
already ho high that its price is Increased
exorbitantly, and when a substantial re-
duction of such duty would bring far
gre ater general relief to the country than
that proposed by the memorial which you
inclose. Competition in this case Is the
only corrective of high prices. Appeals
to the generosity and patriotism of manu-
facturers would be unavailing. The high
prices of boots and shoes are In the main
the result of high duties which shut out
foreign competition, and to admit hides
free without lowering the dvity on the
finished product would still leave us
without competition in that product with
foretgn markets and at the mercy of the
manufacturers here. Thin portion of our
citizenship Is as amenable to considera-
tion affecting the general welfare as any
other, but humanity is so constituted that
it is unsafe to rely alone upon such bar-
riers to avarice and greed.
"The memorial which you sent me being
addressed to the house of representatives,
I can not present It. and consequently I
return it to you for such use as you
may desire to make of it."
LONG FIOHT IN PROSPECT.
Contrasting these views with what has
come to light of the lines along which
the new tariff bill is being drawn by the
republicans, the line of demarkatlon and
the pending Issue between the two parties
is easily discernible.
It took congress 304 days to dispose of
the Dingley tariff bill in 1K90. The Wilson
bill was passed at a session of 268 days.
Under a drastic ruling limiting debate, it
took congress 131 days to get the Dingley
bill through. There should be a hard
fight and a long debate over the bill now
being drawn. It may mean the life or
death of the republican party, as well as
the hope of the democracy.
Soldiers to Be Made Immune Against
(Houston Post Special.)
WASHINGTON, January 2.—A recom-
mendation of a system of Inoculation of
American troops against typhoid fever
has been made by a special board of ex-
perts to Luke E. Wright, secretary of
war, and probably will be taken up by
him when lie returns to the capital after
The board consists of men who have
the entire confidence of Secretary Wright
ami It is believed that he will approve
their recommendations. Once in opera-
tion it is hoped that the success of the
plan will recommend Itself to every mu-
The report of the board is an interest-
ing document, containing a vast amount
of information on the subject of typhoid,
and facts about the campaigns that such
countries as Germany have made against
Free Asthma Cure.
D. J. Lane, a noted chemist, living at
St. Marys, Kan., manufactures a remedy
foe asthma, in which he' has so much
confidence that he sends a $1 bottle,
express prepaid, to anyone who will write
him for it. His offer is that he is to lire
fiald for It If it cures, and the one tak-
ng the treatment is to be the Judge.
Address Box H. P.
GILMER - HARTSFIELD. — Lockhart,
Texas. January 2.—Married at the horns
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mis. J.
W. Hatrsfield, Miss Georgia Blanche
Hartsfield and R. R. Gilmer Tuesday
night. Bev. Gaston Hartsfield of Seguin
TO CUBE A COLD IN ONE DAY
Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine Tablets.
Druggists refund money if it fails to cure.
E. W. GftOVE'S signature is on each box. 25c.
A New Year Suggestion
That should not be overlooked Is the Im-
portance of paint for beautifying and
preserving your houses and dwellings. It
is a very good habit to keep them well
painted, and New Year's is a good time
to commence. Use Houston Paint Com-
pany's paint If you would use the best
and most' economical.
Houston Paint Go
701-703 Fannin Street
Iron Store Fronts
CAST LINTELS AND SILLS. WROUGHT
WINDOW GUARDS, SIDEWALK GRAT-
INGS. Etc., Etc. WRITE US FOR PRICES.
HOUSTON STROCTORAL STEEL WORKS
NEW LIFE IN THE CONTEST
Candidates Are Showing Activity Which Will
Bring Success if Good Work is Continued.
ONLY A FEW DAYS REMAIN ON THE SPECIAL OFFER
The Successful Contestants Will Be Those Who Are Hustling for the
Special Prizes—The Winning of These Fine Lots Will Boost
Your Vote Close to the Winners of Contest Prizes.
GREATEST GAIN THIS
MISS MARVEL AYRES,
The candidates who voted yesterday
cast votes that shows that some con-
testants are alive to the great value of
the two special prizes that The Post will
give to the two contestants who cast the
largest vote between noon, Saturday. De-
cember 26. and noon. Tuesday, January
12. This special offer has only eight days
remaining In which candidates can work
and win. Division No. 6 has awakened,
and from the vote and letters received
from the contestants in this division some
candidates will have to sit up and listen
before the close of the contest. The re-
markable gain made by Miss Marvel
Ayers of Hearne. Texas, again demon-
strates what a low vote candidate can do
•when tliey set out and hustle. This
young lady up to yesterday only had ■ a
little over 2000 votes and today she is
pushing the leaders for honors of her di-
vision. There Is no doubt that if any
candidate will but get out and work they
can win. not only the valuable special
prizes, but also the magnificent contest
prizes. The winning of either of the spe-
cial prizes will mean the start of a home
for any of the contestants, and the value
of these lots is better than cash, while
r<al estate is on the boom and increasing
in value as it is in Houston at the pres-
These lots are located on Portland ave-
nue. In Houston Heights, and are in one
of the finest and most desirable residence
locations in or around Houston. The
modern, up-to-date facilities that are en-
Joyed by the residents of Houston Heights
makes this offer of greater value than
any other location that could be secured.
If you have not made a trip out to see
these lots, do so today. Take a Heights
car to Thirteenth street, then walk three
blocks and you are at the lots. These
are the only vacant lots on the square.
After you have seen these beautiful lots
make up your mind to win. Get your
friends to help you and there will be no
doubt of your success.
For the benefit of those candidates and
their friends who have bten away from
the city on a holiday visit we will again
publish the two special prizes and the
conditions governing this special award.
HERE IS THE OFFER.
First Prize.—Two fine building lots,
each 33 1-3 feet front by 132 feet deep on
Portland avenue, Houston Heights, valued
at $400, to the contestant who casts the
largest number of votes between noon,
Saturday, December 26, and noon, Tues-
day, January 12.
Second Prize.—One fine building lot,
33 1-3 feet front by 132 feet deep, on Port-
land avenue, Houston Heights, valued at
200, to the contestant who casts the sec-
ond largest number of votes between
noon. Saturday, Dcember 26, and noon,
Tuesday, January 12.
First.—All the candidates in the con-
test are eligible to compete for the two
Special Prizes except the winner of the
$100 Special Prize.
Second.—All votes to count on the spe-
cial offer, must be cast between noon,
Saturday, December 26, and noon, Tues-
day, January 12.
Third.—A candidate can only win one
special prize during this contest.
Fourth.—In case of a tie vote on either
of the Special Prizes, the value of the
prize will be equally divided between the
contestants in the tie.
Fifth.—Votes once cast in the contest
can not be transferred to any other can-
didate. but will be considered void with
the withdrawal of the contestant to whom
they are credited.
The time is rapidly approaching when
the candidates will have to begin to think
of their chances to win one of the valu-
able prizes that The Post is giving in the
contest. Only seventeen days until the
Third Annual Contest closes, and that
is not very long when the time passes
so rapidly. Pick out of tho following list
what you want and then go in and win.
Candidates should take advantage of
the. Special Prize offer, for every vote
they get for this offer brings them nearer
to the valuable contest prizes.
THE CONTEST PRIZES.
GRAND PRIZE—Post's $2500 Prize Cot-
Division No. 1—Diamond Ring and Gold
Division No. 2—Diamond Ring and Gold
Division No. 3—Diamond Ring and Gold
Division No. 4—Diamond Ring and Gold
Division No. 5—Diamond Ring and Gold
Division No. 6—Diamond Ring and Gold
Division No. 7—Diamond Ring and Gold
THE LEADERS TODAY.
The leaders did not change from the
announcement of Thursday, but many
candidates are getting very close to the
leaders, and as the time is close to the
awarding of the Special Prizes the
changes will probably be many. The
leaders today are:
Division No. 1—Mrs. J. N. Graham,
first; M. R. Forney, second.
Division No. 2—Arthur Wahrmann,
first; Mrs. Susie Koilatt. second.
Division No. 3—C. H. Druce, first; Miss
Lena Voorhies, second.
Division No. 4—Mrs. L. McFarland,
first; Miss Mary Slaughter, second.
Division No. 5—Mrs. John R. James,
firsl; Miss i.utie Smith, second.
Division No. 6—Mrs. Mattie Scrimshire,
first: John L.. Burke, second.
Division No. 7—J. M. Duggan, first;
Miss Annie T. Edwards, second.
THE GREATEST GAIN.
Many of tlie contestants voted quite-
strong yesterday and helped their vote
for both the Special Prizes and the valu-
able Contest Prizes. Miss Marvel Ayers
of Hearne made the greatest gatn. Mrs.
John R. James, Mrs. Susie Koilatt, J. M.
Duggan, Mrs. J. N. Graham and Miss
Marguarite Dehman followed in the order
named. The greatest gain in each di-
vision was made by the following con-
Division No. 1—Mrs. J. N. Graham.
Division No. 2—Mrs. Susie Koilatt.
Division No. 3—Miss Marguerite Leh-
Division No. 4—Miss Lizzie Jackson.
Division No. 5—Mrs. John R. James.
Division No. 6—Miss Marvel Ayers.
Division No. 7—J. M. Duggan.
WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN.
There might be such a happening in
each division as would make a big change
in all the candidates' positions for the
valuable contest prize. It is therefore
policy for the low vote candidates to bn
up and doing, for the unexpected may
happen in your division. Such a thing
might happen as follows and the win-
DIVISION NO. 1.
Winner of Post Prize Cottage—Mrs. J.
Winner of Diamond Ring—M. R. For-
Winner of Gold Watch—Mrs. L. Muecke.
DIVISION NO. 2.
Winner of Post Prize Cottage—Arthur
Winner of Diamond Ring—Mrs. Susie
Winner of Gold Watch—Mrs. Myrtle
DIVISION NO. 3.
Winner of Post Prize Cottage—C. H.
Winner of Diamond Ring—Miss Lena
Winner of Gold Watch—E. R. Coffey.
DIVISION NO. 4.
Winner of Post Prize Cottage—Mrs. L.
Winner of Diamond Ring—Miss Mary
Winner of Gold Watch—Miss Kate Mc-
DIVISION NO. 5.
Winner of Post Prize Cottage—Mrs.
John R. James.
Winner of Diamond Ring—Miss Lutie
Winner of Gold Watch—Miss Minnie M.
DIVISION NO. 6.
Winner of Post Prize Cottage—Mrs.
Winner if Diamond Ring—John L.
Winner of Gold Watch—Miss Marvel
DIVISION NO. 7.
Winner of Post Prize Cottage—J. M.
Winner of Diamond Ring—Miss Annie
Winner of Gold Watch—Miss Lurline
THE VOTE BY DIVISIONS.
Division No. 1—All territory of Brunner,
Houston Heights and First ward and
Sixth ward. Houston.
Boyle, Rutli H., 4107 Washington 1,103
Diehl, Miss Grace, 1910 State 1,836
Forney, M. R., Sr., 1117 Dart 38,018
Graham, Mrs. J. N., 1214 Bethje,
Brunner . 41,400
Galny, Miss Henrietta. 1320 Edwards 2,066
Hart, Mrs. Annie E., 609 Seventeenth 75!)
Muecke. Mrs. L., 1713 Shearn 4,519
Ryan, Pat, 4710 Lil'ian, Brunner 300
Seike, Miss Norma, Hickory and
Shearn streets 2,029
Sparks, Mrs. Fred, 208 W. Sixteenth.. 22i)
Vogier, Charles H., 1920 Washington 1,0SS
Division No. 2—The entire Second ward
and Fifth ward, Houston.
Black, Ed V., 2120 Gentry 433
Carroll, Miss lone, 506 Waverly 1,013
Hardy, Mrs. Myrtle, 1401 Noble 44,073
Koilatt, Mrs. Susie, 1507 McKee 60,108
Miles, Miss Blanche, 1920 Everett....25,378
Painkinsky, Miss Annie, 2901 Odin 4,865
Thurmond, Miss Laura, 701 Harring-
Wahrmann, Arthur, 803 Richey 69,048
Division No. 3—All of the Third ward
and Fourth ward, Houston.
Ackerman, John W., 1707 San Jacinto 113
Ayres, Miss Leslie, 1216 Dallas 3,301
Boykin, Mrs. J. R., 710 Hamilton.... 100
Boone, Price, 505 Drew loo
Coffey, E. K., 512 Lamar 16,015
Druce, C. H., 920 Fannin 115,332
Kaufhold, Miss Freddie, Avenue B,
Richmond road 4,078
Lehman, Miss Marguerite. 216 Tuam.11,122
Levinson, A. E., 1913 Walker 152
Linnenberg, Miss Ella, 703 Jefferson. 4,542
Milllgan, C. V. (Cliff), 1402 Cook 4,105
Powell, Mrs. Nellie, 116 Gray 16a
Powers, Miss Stella Belle, 2717 Aus-
Parker. Mrs. Tena, 166 Rosalie 100
Reid. Miss Marion, 1210 Tuam 13,SSI
Rawls, Miss Virginia, 616 Walker.... 1,543
Reeves, Miss Alma, 513 Austin 100
Voorhies. Miss Lena, 1602 McKinney.37,099
White, Andrew H., 3014 Brazos 8,627
Wareham, Milton Tilford, 1S01 Live
Division No. 4—This division will be
composed of the following counties: Jef-
ferson, Oranqe, Hardin, Tyler, Jasper
Newton, Angelina, Cherokee, Sabine,
Nacogdoches, Shelby, Panola, Rusk and
Beard, Miss Mary, Silsbee 13,869
Garrett, Miss Annie, Lufkin 18,316
Haley, W. A., Batson : 950
Huffman, Miss Fannie, Kirbyville...12,342
Jackson, Miss Lizzie, Doucette 23,025
Jackson, Mrs. R. E., Silsbee 7,333
Kettl, Miss Lillie, Port Arthur 853
Lee, Miss Nana, Orange 18,881
McFarland, Mrs. L., Port Arthur....37,944
McLendon, Miss Kate, Center 33,513
McDaniel, Mrs. Carrie, Saratoga 233
Slaughter, Miss Mary, San Au-
Vauchelet, Mrs. Mabel, Beaumont.. 126
Division No. 5—Will be composed of
the counties of Galveston, Chambers, Lib-
erty, San Jacinto, Polk, Trinity, Hous-
ton, Anderson, Leon, Madison, Walker,
Grimes. Montgomery, Waller, Fort Bend
and Harris, outside of the city of Hous-
ton and suburbs.
Armer, Mollie Calloway, Hempstead 114
Burch, Miss Bettie, Corrigan 100
Boggs, Miss Stella Lee, Marquez 149
Brown, Miss Bessie, Conroe 3,151
Bristley, Miss Elaine, Liberty 302
Blatherwick, Mrs. C., Groveton 18,786
Cohn, Miss Minnie M., Waverly 44,585
Davis, Miss Lida, Richmond 100
Elliott, Miss Mamie, Hempstead.... 126
Gossett, Miss Myrtle, Crockett 100
Hyman, Miss Florence Mae, Willis... 7,560
Holland, Mrs. S. C., Trinity 855
Hinson, Mrs. Walter, Richmond 2,117
James. Mrs. John R., Fostoria 391,663
LeGory, Miss Hortense, Crockett 21,734
Mayes" Miss Minnie M., Rosenberg... 600
McMurray, Miss Frances, Huntsville 505
Perryman. Miss Ina May, Liberty... 2,260
Pickett, Mrs. Ella. Navasota 4,408
Roberts, Mrs. H. L., Hitchcock 4,634
Ryan, Mrs. Jennie, Richmond 109
Smith, Mrs. Frankie D., Mont Bel-
Smith, Miss Lutie, Cleveland 52,220
Taylor, Miss Bessie, Trinity 100
Wellman, Miss Arline, Conroe 1,500
W alker, Mrs. Ola, Harrisburg 10,881
Division No. 6—This division will con-
tain the counties of Limestone, Robert-
son, Brazos, Milam, Bell, Falls, Lee,
Williamson, Burleson, Bastrop, Travis,
Hays. Caldwell and Washington.
Ayres, Miss Marvel. Hearne 23,001
Burke, John L., Elgin 30,165
Eilers, William, 1605 Brazos, Austin.. 8.891
llyde. Miss Nell, Taylor 19,438
MeCurdy, Miss Ada Grace, Lock-
Scrimshire, Mrs. Mattie, Bryan 46,437
Winston, P. V., Smithville 850
Welborn. Mrs. M. C., West Twenty-
third street, Austin 10?
Division No. 7—The following counties
will compose Division No. 7: flrazoria
Matagorda. Austin, Colorado, Wharton,
Jackson, Lavaca, Fayetti, GonzalCS, De
Witt, Victoria, Calhoun, Goliad, Bee, Re-
fugio, Aransas, Cameron and Nueces.
Andrews, Miss Lurline. Wharton....#.688
Anderson, W. B., Angleton $.118
Austin, Mrs. D. T., Velasco 103
Clickler, Miss Georgie, El Campo 2,538
Cald, Miss Juiia. Yoakum 100
Duggan, J. M., Cuero.... 160,848
Edwards, Miss Annie T., Alvin 118.S48
Frnka, Hugo, New Ulm loo
Fort, Miss Maggie, Port Lavaca .... 100
Hausmann, Mrs. B. L., Yorktown... 1,627
Johnson, Miss Kate, Gonzales 106
Knolle, Miles, Industry 29,788
Kirk, Miss Mabel, Yoakum 850
Ludwig, Mrs. Frank G.. Bay City... 4,186
Mathis, Mrs. S. J., Eagle Lake 8,910
Menke, H. B., Sealy 10,415
Palmer, Miss Molly, Yoakum 100
Richardson, W. M., Rock Island 100
Rowen, George Evelt. Aivin 2,950
Rather, Mrs. W. H., Eagle Lake 5.180
Reeves, Mrs. Ina, Victoria 100
Springer, Ed, Palacios 400
Sigler, Chas., Sealy 115
Wangerman, Miss Ida, Victoria 18,845
White, Prof. I. H., El Campo 100
Mrs. Anna Bishop of 100S Bagby street
has withdrawn from the contest in Di-
vision No. 3. Mrs. Bishop being some-
what advanced in years, was unable to
stand the strain of a complete cahvass,
but she wishes to thank her many friends
who have assisted her, and as she has
cast all her "due bills" for Mrs. Myrtle
Hardy of Division No. 2, she asks" her
friends who had intended to support her
to also assist Mrs. Hardy, as she is
worthy and at present so ill as to be con-
fined to her bed.
GIVE HALF MILLION
(Continued from Page One.)
ignated to visit the scene and disburse
the money. A similar plan appeals very
strongly to the president, a certain mod-
ification being suggested, such as the
selection of a committee of Americans
now in Italy or the delegation of the
ambassador or agents of the Red Cross
to attend to the disbursement of the
money. The question which the presi-
dent first sought to determine was
whether aid given in this way would not
reach the sufferers sooner than by means
of the naval supply ships, now many
days' sail from Sicily and Southern
ONE AIM IS RELIEF.
Suffering Italy continues to occupy the
thoughts of most of the citizens and offi-
cials here. Aroused to full appreciation
of the appalling disaster which swallowed
up so many lives, the one aim is to get
relief to the stricken people as speedily
Money is pouring in to the offices of
the American Red Cross and is being
telegraphed abroad as fast as received.
The New York Red Cross has telegraphed
$80,000 to the National Red Cross; $10,000
has been telegraphed from San Francisco,
Chicago telegraphed $12,000, the governor
of Massachusetts informed the National
Red Cross that $50,000 was to be sent to
the Italian Red Cross from the Bay
State; $100,000 has been cabled by the Na-
tional Red Cross to the Italian society.
Boston reported a total of $100,000; over
$3000 was subscribed locally today, $500
of which came from the plate printers of
the bureau of engraving and printing
and carrying with it a promise of $1000
A QUARTER BILLION IN GOLD.
Immense Sum Moved 1000 Miles
Without Mishap or Loss.
(Houston Post Special.')
WASHINGTON, January 2.—The treas-
ury department reports the moving of
$225,500,000 in gold coin from San Fran-
cisco to Denver, a distance of more than
1000 miles, without accident or the loss of
a dollar, which is considered a remark-
able feat. The movement of this im-
mense amount of coin was begun August
35, and was completed December 19. It
was the largest transfer of money ever
made by the treasury department.
All of the principal vaults of the mint
in San Francisco became filled with gold
coins, making it necessary to use the
basement and other less secure vaults
of the mint to store the additional ac-
cumulation of gold, whereupon it was
deemed desirable to move this amount to
the new modern vaults of the Denver
mint, which are the largest and most se-
cure of any in the United States. Secre-
tary Cortelyou, therefore, ordered its
HONOR LINCOLN WITH STAMPS.
Congressman Dawson Wants Special
Issues for His Birthday.
(Houston Post Special.)
WASHINGTON, January 2.—To have
the government issue a special series of
postage stamps portraying the most
eventful scenes in the life of the great
war president is the scheme of Congress-
man Dawson of Iowa for the general
participation by the public in the celebra-
tion of the forthcoming Lincoln anniver-
When congress convenes after the holi-
day session, Mr. Dawson will introduce a
joint resolution to that effect. He be-
lieves that the career of Lincoln would
thus be brought constantly to the atten-
tion of all the people and that it would
convey an object lesson of immense sig-
DANGER OF THE TSETSE FLY.
President Will Be Exposed to Dead-
ly Insect in Africa.
(Houston Post Special.)
WASHINGTON, January 2.—Dr. Joseph
Simms of New York is the latest to ad-
vise the president of his fears for the
safety of the executive while he is hunt-
ing in Africa. Dr. Simms declares that
the deadly tsetse fly will be Mr. Roose-
velt's greatest peril while in Africa.
"The tsetse fly," he says, "is very com-
mon in Nubia, and its bites is likely to be
fatal to either man or beast. Formerly it
was considered harmless, but we now
know its evil qualities and also that to
one variety of it is traceable the terrible
'sleeping sickness.' It is no respector of
MANY WANT DUDLEY'S PLACE.
Instructor in Law at Military Acad-
emy Will Retire in June.
(Houston Post Special.)
WASHINGTON, January 2.—Although
the vacancy will not occur until next
June, already more than fifty army of-
ficers have applied for the place in the
judge advocate general's department held
by Colonel Edgar S. Dudley, now on
duty as instructor in law at the military
academy, who will retire for age.
The situation is especially interesting
because It is the only army staff to which
civilians are eligible. The rank is that
of major, and the only qualification ex-
acted of a civilian candidate is that he
shall pass an examination to be espe-
MINISTERS EXCHANGE POSTS.
Spencer Eddy and Huntington Wil-
son to Swap Jobs.
(Houston Post Special.)
WASHINGTON, January 2.—The state
department is expected to sanction on
Monday the exchange of diplomatic posts
agreed upon by Spencer Eddy, minister
to Argentina, and Huntington Wilson, re-
cently appointed minister to Roumania.
Of those corpuscles In your blood
that have been called " Little
Soldiers," Is to fight for you
against the disease germs that
constantly endanger your health.
These corpuscles are made
healthy and strong by the use of
This medicine is a combination of
more than 20 different remedial agents
in proportions and by a process known
only to ourselves and it has for thirty
years been constantly proving its worth.
No substitute, none "just-as-good."
Cleanses, preserves and
beautifies the teeth, and
Purifies the breath
A superior dentifrice
for people of refinement
Established in 1866 by
506 Franklin Ave.
HUGO V. NEUHAUS & CO.
Five Sought Ptve Main Street.
A. good variety ot the
Suits we have been sell-
ing at $16 and $18,
and which are actual
$20 and $22.50 values have
been grouped and placed in a
sale at $ 14.50. They are speci-
ally worthy in every respect.
Materials are all wool and in
Fancy patterns, Blacks and
Bl ues. All sizes.
SOLID LEATHER SUIT
Fine, heavily mounted cases, extra
straps and fastenings, shirt pocket
and inside straps. Light and dark
Tan Leather. Value is $6.00 to $6.50.
Mr. Eddy lias already arranged to termi-
nate formally his diplomatic service at
Buenos Ayres, and will depart on the
German steamship Cap Ortegal for Hani-
burg. Thence lie will proceed to Bu-
charest to take up liis new duties.
ADVANCE SECRET SERVICE CASE
Supreme Court Will Pass on Use of
Men in Other Departments.
(Houston Post Special.)
WASHINGTON. January 2.—The case
of the United vs. William R. Mason
and Joseph Vanderweide of Colorado,
which has just been docketed in the
supreme court, charging them with the
killing of one Joseph A. Walker, who
with other secret service men, was em-
ployed by the department of the interior
to investigate coal land frauds in Colo-
rado, will be advanced if the department
of justice has its way.
The action involves the use of the
secret service men in another department
of the government than the secret serv-
ice. in violation of the law.
Walker was killed in 1907, ebing on
guard at the entrance to a coal mine in
La Plate county. Colorado, while his
associates entered it. While lie was thus
employed. Vanderweide and Mason ap-
peared on the scene, and in an exchange
of shots Walker was killed by Vander-
weide. It was contended on behalf of
the government that the killing was the
result of a conspiracy to prevent the in-
spection, while it was asserted by Van-
derweide and Mason that they had not
known of Walker's presence at the mine
until they came upon him there. They
asserted that Walker had fired first,
and that his shooting by Vanderweide
was in self-defense.
The case against them was first tried
in the State district court of L,a Plata
county, and they were discharged. The
government took the case to the United
States district court for the District of
Columbia, but that cour also released he
prisoners on the ground that it was
without jurisdiction, the killing being a
Right to Exchange Space for Tick-
ets to Be Determined.
(Houston Post Special.)
WASHINGTON, January 2. — Early
hearing and decision are expected in the
case of the government against the Chi-
cago, Indianapolis and Louisville Rail-
•way company, generally known as the
Monon route, involving the legality of
the issuance of railroad transportation
to newspaper and magazine publishers
in return for advertising in their col-
The United States circuit court for the
Northern district of Illinois, where the
suit was filed, held that such a trans-
action would, in all probability, result
in discrimination, and therefore decided
against the company. In delivering the
opinion of the court Judge Kohlsaat said:
"It is essential to the spirit of the statute
(the Hepburn law) that the value of
transportation be fixed and certain. In
no other way can it be held to be ex-
actly the same to all. If one person may
purchase it with advertising, and another
with labor, and another with produce,
the value of which is a matter of agree-
ment between the parties, how can it
be said schedule rate is always main-
tained? Would not the rate rest in the
whim of the carrier? Such is not the in-
tent of the law."
Hill After Brandegee's Seat.
(Houston Post Special.)
WASHINGTON, January 2.—Repre-
sentative E. J. Hill of Connecticut, who
is after the scalp of Senator Brandegee,
whose first term in the senate expires
March 3, departed today for his home, to
remain until after the election by the
Senator Brandegee has been at home
for several weeks, but Mr. Hill is con-
fident of election.
(Continued from Page One.)
Mrs. Morris then made a complete
statement to the attorney general, which
doubtless will lead to several more in-
The wife asked that she be not sepa-
rated from her husband, and the au-
thorities consented. After a couple of
alibi witnesses had been called this morn-
ing, the attorney general asked that Mrs.
Morris be permitted to correct her testi-
The little witness took the stand and
the attorney general said:
"I understand you wish to make a
statement to the jury." f
"I do," she said, looking like a fright-
"I was persuaded to tell a lie yester-
day on the stand. I was told by Joe
Hogg and Jack Long that unless I swore
that my husband was at home that night
that the soldiers would hang him. That
so frightened me and I was so afraid
that I told this lie. Now I want to tell
"Did the attorney general urge you to
correct your testimony?"
"No, sir, he did not; you refused at
first to let me."
Attorney Pierce for the defense asked
i? he had not asked her to tell the truth
and she replied that he had, but added
that she told him this under threats from
friends of the defendants.
The State disclaimed even a supposi-
tion that the counsel for the defendants
were a party to the perjury.
Bannister Is Being Guarded.
(Associated Press Report.1
HOT SPRINGS, Ark., January 2.—
Handcuffed and well guarded, Archie
Bannister, charged with the murder of
Mrs. Ada Reichers, and the kidnaping
of her 9-year-old daughter, was placed
in the city jail tonight and special pre-
cautions are being taken by Sheriff
Houpt to prevent mob violence. Senti-
ment is high against the prisoner, and
a demonstration is feared.
Bannister was brought here after night-
fall, following his arrest at Amarillo,
WHY IS SUGAR SWEET?
If sugar did not dissolve in the mouth you
could not taste the sweet. GROVE'S TASTE-
LESS CHILL TONIC is as strong as the
strongest bitter tonic, but you do not taste
the bitter because the ingredients do not dis-
solve in the mouth, but do dissolve readily
in the acids of the stomach. Is just as fjood
for Grown People as for Children. The First
and Original Tasteless Chill Tonic. The Stand-
ard for 30 years. Price 50c.
Owners of Burned Pier.
(Associated Press Report.)
BALTIMORE, Md„ January 2.—Tha
pier which was burned at Canton yes-
terday morning was owned by the At-
lantic Transport company, not by the At-
lantic Coast Line, as stated in the dis-
patch about the fire yesterday.
Free Deafness Cure.
A remarkable offer by one of the lead-
ing ear specialists in this country, who
will send two months' medicine free to
prove his ability to cure Deafness, Head
Noises and Catarrh. Address Dr. G. M.
Branaman, 1138 Walnut St., Kansas City,
Every POLICY issued by
THE GUARANTEE LIFE
Is AMPLY secured.
The Man Who Got the Lemon May Get the Peaches
When They Fall. Consult Us on Rep*irJ\Vork
Tone 956 or Take Woodland Heights Car
HOUSTON CAR WHEEL & MACHINE CO.
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