Temple Daily Telegram (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 180, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 19, 1914 Page: 4 of 12
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temple daily telegram, temple, texas, tuesday morning, may 19,1914.
TEMPLE DAILY TELEGRAM
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culture comes from patronizing the
One more (or tbe dancers to learn
Let us enjoy ourselves as best we
can until Mr. Roosevelt arrives.
It is nntortunate (or Mr. Ball that
he belongs to a club that sells liquor
The mediation program will be
worth the money if it results in ce-
menting the cordial relations o( the
Old PttOfl0e ••••••••••••••••* *
B. K. WILLIAMS Managing Editor
J, a. PFRHY Aasocial© Editor
B. B. BUCK BRIDGE City Editor
NETTIE GOOOH Society Editor
ANDREW McBBATH Exchang© Editor
("Th© Texas Press.")
ADA LA8ATER Belton Reporter
CHICAGO—O. J. Anderson Special Agency,
NESW YORK—lialpU R. Mulligan, 18 Park
The re(ugee who hasn't been mis-
treated in Mexico has lost the op-
portunity o( a lifetime to have an
adventure and get away with it.
Those of our democratic friends
who have been making a fight on
President Wilson on account of his
Mexican policy will probably find
pleasure in the realization of the
fact that they have helped to turn
his hair white.
The Texaf Press association will
meet at Wichita Falls in June, on the
18th, 19th and 20th. A copy of the
program has been received by the
Telegram from Sam P. Harben, the
secretary. The association desires
to enroll one I undred new mem-
bers for this convention.
The commercial club of San Be-
nito has formed a marketing depart-
ment, the purpose of which will be
to sell the truck output of the Low-
Attorney Folk, who is forcing the er uio Grande Valley to the ultimate
disclosures of fraud in connection (consumer, through the agency of the
with the operation of the New Ha-
ven railroad properties contends that
the publication of the story will be
of more value to the American peo-
ple thain would be the punishment
of the guilty parties. He is prob-
ably correct. His contention re-
minds us of the plaint of the man
who had been beaten at a gambling
game. He told his opponent: "I
don't care for your beating me, but
I would like to know how you did
it." If the American people can
find out how the high financiers de-
fraud them, they may in the future
be better prepared to^protect them
Belves from such fraud.
allied commercial clubs of Hie state.
No charge will be made for the ser-
vice. If the proposition works out
in practice, there is no reason why
it might not be applied to the devel-
opment of the resources of other sec-
The sheep men of Texas begin to
realize that the federal government
la engaged in an effort to advance
their interests throtigh the investi-
gations of the agricultural depart-
ment. A conference has been called
to meet in Washington next month
for the purpose of considering the
Anyhow, j problems of the industry. Represen-
we hope that Mr. Folk will succeed tatives from the various sections of
In getting Mr. Mellen to continue the
story whioh he has already begun.
The public library is one of the
most important literary assets of a
community. Its use should be fos-
tered by those who are in a position
to direct the activities of the com-
manity or a respectable part.of' it.
For; in! the public library is found
the concrete', wisdom of the age? ,4sd
the poor as well as the ricTi' niay
partake of this bounty, unhindered
by the cost or the priceless worth of
the treasure. As knowledge has long
sinee been recognized as being pow-
er, it behooves all who have the op-
portunity to avail themselves of this
Bource of knowledge; and it is well
that they should acquire the library
habit. ,The public library is, as it
were, a ladder lent for the use of the
ambitious who may desire to climb
the heights of knowledge and of
power. The public library is likened
unto a ladder because it offers the
means whereby a man may elevate
himself. He must do the climbing.
It is practically impossible for his
friends to boost him up this ladder
—he must climb. That which a man
acquires by his own efforts is of more
value to him than that which is
thrust upon him by his friends.
Hence the value of knowledge gained
from searching the books of the li-
Not every Texas town has a public
library, but many or them have;
and the library association is us-
ually one of the most important lit-
erary institutions of the town. The
Rosenberg library at Galveston has
added the feature of preserving pic-
tures. The collection has been made
during a period of several years and
now numbers more than five thous-
and pictures of every kind. This
custom will lead directly to the study
of art and the exhibition of works
of art, for in cities that have no
art galleries the public library takes
the place of such an institution, as
at Houston. Specimens of art may
be donated from time to time, and
traveling exhibits may be secured for
special occasions or on circuit.
Through the American Federation of
Arts in Washington an exhibition of
paintings by prominent American
artists is sent out annually to the
Texas circuit, which includes in reg-
ular order Fort Worth, Austin, San
Antonio and Houston. Thousands
of people visit these exhibits and be-
come interested in art. They accu-
mulate a fund of new ideas and
Meals which serve them in all the
walks of their daily life. They find
themselves fired to great er ambition
is tbe cultivation of their talents
for appreciating art and in the dis-
cernment Of its worthy features.
Tbe cultivation of the faculties of
discernment lead them into applying
the same principles elsewhere as
they apply them in the art museum,
•■4 lead them gently into the paths
«f higher eulture. And having at-
tained the higher culture through
the medium of the public library
and the art museum they find more
Joy In life and living. For it is from
the things that we know and under-
stand that we derive Joy and pleas-
Bse-v-as the average person finds
more pleasure in a rendition of
"Dixie" than in the rendition of
autre classic music, because he un-
inds the one and does not un-
kind tbe other. Culture adds to
IhilitiM OX enioyment, and
9c country are invited to attend.
It is believed that the movement will
result in much benefit to all inter-
ested in sheep raising and the mark-
eting of wool.
:: the paragraphers
Texas has • more, -large litems khan
Any stkte in the Untoh.-^-RoclieHe
Another "ultimatum" has been
sent to Mr. Huerta, but ^ultima-
tums" and "sharp notes" seem only
to tickle his nibs' vanity.—Orange
A young man who imagines that
he has been called to -preach the
gospel may discover later than few
people have been called to listen to
Our idea of a model wifj Is a
beautiful lad j with an independent
Income who slips twenty-dollar bills
into her husband's pockets and never
tries to wear the pants.—Snap Shots
in Dallas News.
bits of by play
By link* Mcl.uk* la Cincinnati Inquire*
Oh, Grape Juice!
We love little Huerta,
His talk Is so warm;
And If we won't fight him
He'll do us no harm.
"Faith will meve mountains," quot-
ed the Sage.
"Yes," added the Fool, "tout It won't
start an automobile."
Thnt Doubtful River.
Though Teddy raves
And rants and blows;
He can't produce
Should Say Not.
"Absence makes the heart grow
fonder," hummed the Wise Guy.
"Not when your wife has*been wait-
ing hi for you until three a. in." ob-
serve'' the Grouch.
This paradox has tried to lurk,
And it took years to find It;
A man keeps too close to his work
When he's away behind it.
Well, Well, Well!
(Springfield (Mass.) Union.)
"A whale's tongue," says the Cin-
cinnati Knquirer, "sometimes yields a
ton of oil." The whaler being, as all
of you, of course, have guessed, the
guy that takes the ton out of the
\ the texas press
Paw Knows Everything.
Willie—Paw, what is a henpecked
Paw—A man whose nerve is in his
wife's name, my son.
Is That So!
Dear Luke: Here's one:
In. thin plot lies Harion Lauder,
She died while drinking a seidlitz
She wouldn't wait till it effervesced,
Now she's gone to her Heavenly rest.
What's in a Name?
(Headline in Bloomington (111.) Pant-
AWARD GARBAGE CONTRACT
TO J H. I'lOG.
We have had a visitor from the
west. M. J. Norrell of Santa Anna
came In to see us and to tell us some-
thing of his thriving little city. He
is a member of their commercial club,
and reports that they are doing things
out there «f which they are proud.
Santa Anna has a population of about
sixteen hundred and there is not a
vacant house nor good residence unoc-
cupied In the town. They have tapped
the Trlckham gas and oil field, which
Is about seven miles oouthtast of Santa
Anna, and they intend to shoot an oil
well pretty soon—as soon as the shoot-
er can come across the country from
Klfectra with his load of nitroglycerine.
The gas Is brought to town tinder high
pressure in a four-inch main and dis-
tributed through the business section
in eight-inch mains, with three and
four-Inch latterala. The gas pressure
at the well is 480 pounds to the square
inch, and could be used to supply the
needs of a population of twenty thous-
and people. The commercial club is
now planning another trade excursion
in automobiles, which will probably be
put on about August 1st. Prises will
be awarded at every stop, on a three
or four days' tflp, for exhibits of all
farm products and livestock. The
announcement is made now so that
farmers may save-up for the exhibit;
they will probably receive notice from
the Santa Anna commercial club, but
there Is no need to wait for' that as
this notice should put them on their
j guard. The next meeting of the com-
mercial club will be on Friday, May
28. Mr. Norrell has asked that the
Telegram send a representative to be
with them oil that occasion, and we
promised them the Supreme Chief of
tho Telegram—E. K. Williams. Since
Mr. Norrell left our sanctum Mr. Wil-
liams has given the assurance that he
will keep the engagement which we
have made for him. So this is to an-
nounce to the epople of Santa Anna
that upon the occasion of their next
meeting of the commercial club Mr.
Williams will be there anxious to be
informed as to conditions in the west,
which is the Telegram's own trade
territory. If any other towns out
there want him to call, It might be
well for them to mention it before Mr.
Williams Starts on his tour—for we
speak but once.
grim visaged war
(By Wall Mason.)
Our Uncle 8am despises strife, al-
though he knows no fear; he likes the
calm and peaceful life, with happy
faces near. He'd rather suffer tor a
while, and hold his anger down, than
change his double-headed smile for
grim and warlike frown. And so some
foolish nations think that they can
rub It In, and twist his nose till It is
pink, and kick his starboard shin. He's
slow to anger, so he la hut mighty in
his wrath, and when he does get down
j to biz you see him mow a swath. And
when he sheds his vest and coat, and
mlxej in a spat, remarking, "I wilt
get the goat of those who kicked my
hat," we all stand up for Uncle Sam,
our hats on high are tossed, we do not
care a tinker's Jam how much the
scrap may cost before the fur be-
gins to fly we argue and debate, and
roast the government sky high, and
kick up ructions great; but when our
Uncle Sammy plans an enemy to
scrag, we all are good Americans who
love the starry flag. We hate a scrap,
but when it comes, we kiss our weep-
in- dames, grind up our swords and
beat the drums, and fairly bust our
Ferguson at Schulenberg Yesterday;
Excellent Reports Come From El Paso
Things To Worry Al>oiit.
Tbe cocktail is 76 years old this
Our Daily Special.
A Red Nose Is The Only Kind Of
Advertising That Doesn't Pay,
That's What Wc Sny.
(Sign on a bank in Red Wing, Minn.)
: WHY WASTE TIME CALLING :
: ON PEOPLE YOU OWE? :
We have seen again that "even if
the swell cafes and theatres of Goth-
am will not welcome American
jackies when they are alive, the
country Is still willing to give them
a great funeral when they die.—
George M. Bailey in Houston Post.
Instead of leaving Mexico when
le and other Americans were warn-
ed by Washington to leave, our vice
consul, William Silliman, remained
and was made a prisoner by the Mex-
icans. But why should we worry
about an individual who acts up so
well to his name.—New Orleans
"Never has there been a greater
influx of criminals into the United
States than in the last few months,"
said a member of the Sheriff's force
yesterday, "and they are all coming
from Mexico. Driven out by the war
sc ,re, Texas is their natural refuge.
For the most part tbey are old of-
fenders, who left here to escape ar-
rest; but indictments against them
still hold good, and the border towns
are doing a land office business in
the way of serving court papers.—
San Antonio Express.
•♦«♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦« MMMMM4 ♦♦
what todo next %
By George Matthew® Adams.
One of the most natural laws of
experience is that to the active mind
there Is a sort of progressive order to
everything done. So that when one
duty Is finished another Is suggested.
To the Doer, the rarest thing In the
world is for Opportunity to walk up
with the words—What to Do. Next.
Doers know What to Do Next—scores
of suggestions have cropped out from
his activities to suggest What to Do
There is very little difference be-
tween a Deader and a Follower, after
all. The differenc Is that the leader
steps a lot faster than the Follower
and therefore keeps ahead. The
Deader knows What to Do Next and
the Follower has to stop to inquire.
That's the difference.
If your heart is in the work you do,
and your Mind Is centered on it, you
will have no need to worry about
What to Do Next, for Just the minute
that one task is finished the next will
be suggested to you, Such a procedure
Is wholly natural ana wholly logical.
Know What to Do Next-^-ln ad-
vance. Forget that a clock was ever
invented. Realize that there is some-
thing tremendously important In every
minute of the day for you and that as
Time wraps up its ball of twine, I he
length of the string grows shorter
and the urgency for mora rapid and
Duke MeDuke Says.
Every now and then you meet a
man who has sens© enough to stop
drinking when it Is his turn to treat.
The reason some fellows have all
day to stand around and lndignate
about tho Trusts is because they never
have time to read the "Help Wanted"
As: a nation we have great rever-
ence, for tho deid. But this doesn't
apiply fn the case where a husband
fills his wife's alleged gentleman
friend full of holes.
A womtin' hasrt't". much use "for a
play that doesn't make her bawl.
When Paw won't let Maw pay $12
for a new hat, May buys a frame for
$4, some ribbon for $1.98, an- alleged
father for $2.49, some chiffon for
$1.13,*a buckle for 67 cents and then
puts in $44 worth of time and $987
worth of, temper .putting together a
lid that looks like something the 'cat
brought in. Then she shows it to
Paw, and tells him what a bargain it
Is. And Paw is so proud of It that
he won't go out with her when she
is wearing It.
When some men brag that they are
Self Made, they save their parents an
error from the Official Scorer.
There \vouldn't bo nn such animal
as the High Cost of Living if the
Devil had made up as a Mouse instead
of a Snake when he called on Eve in
the Garden of Eden.
I haven't any use for a Masher.
But I know from experience that it is
mighty hard for a man to flirt with a
woman unless the woman is willing.
The trouble with a Good Talker Is
that he never knows when to quit. .
The old-fashioned girl who used to
think that "Mugg's Landing" was the
greatest play ever staged now has a
daughter who turns up her nose at
anything less elevating than "Dam-
When a man loses $10 playing
poker he consoles himself with the re-
flection that anyway his wife didn't
spend it buying fool junk from every
agent that came along.
The Slouch adopted by the Prin-
cesses may be very fashionable with
them. But to a mere fat-headed man
they look as though they had spent
about four hours hanging over the
rail of an ocean liner interviewing the
She was a social climber, but
They handed her a lime;
And now she says she'll go abroad
And try a foreign clime.
She wasn't counted one of those,
Who by that ladder mount;
But she is rich she'll go abroad
And try a foreign Count.
'—New York Mail.
She stepped on a banana peel,
\And felt an awful slip;
And she prefers to go abroad
To that there kind of trip.
An Injustice has been wOrked against
San Angelo by the census bureau In Its
report Issued March 31. This report gives
♦ be popouiation of San Angelo as 10,248
when according to all reliable estimates
this city has no less than 13,500. The cen-
sus of V910 gave Kan Angelo *10,321 Inhabi-
tants and thte suburb 1,134. Since that
time, based on scholastic and other statis-
tics, there has been an appreciaable In-
crease in the city proper sufficient to bring
It up to 12,Ml, while the population of the
suburbs has not increased. This would
make an estimated total of 13,555.—San
There seems to be no comeback to
the damage that may be done by the
government reports though it is not.
improbable that cities than can prove
that they have ben damagd by such
misrepresentation could make it very
warm for the statisticians who com-
piled the report. A suit against the
government would be futile, no doubt,
but a suit against the individuals re-
sponsible for tho injury might bring
The. flocking of th« politician* to the
eatnp of Hon. Thdmas It. Ball Is not of It-
idtios Newtpaper Bervtc©
they have no other choice than to sup-
port the nomination which they suc-
ceeded In putting over. That Is the
explanation as we. see it. " If there is
any other explanation we would be
delighted to hear of it. Not so very
strange when you look at it that way,
Huerta will be eliminated—It Is always
comparatively easy to destroy—but then
will come the more dlffl cult task of recon-
The process of reconstruction Is now
going on. The mediators have begun
the work. They may not fully restore
restore ] eace. After peace Is restored,
time will do the reconstructing.
The wrong man may be nominated for
governor at the July primary, but Texas has
fully demonstrated her ability to get along
with most any kind of a governor. Colonel
Ball will come under the string; in July
with the "Blue Ribbon," but Ferguson can
console himself with the reflection that he
still has Schlltz and Budwelner left.—Waxa-
First intimation that we have had
from you that there is any doubt of
the result in the July primaries. Is
Mr. Ball the wrong man who may be
elected, or is it Jim Ferguson?
self a hopeful
"breaking j'thklr; neurits" j to
If! the people were
. ^ Fre.wj>s" | to get there ths
omen would be a far better one. But son,
the people are not struggling to "reach any
old tamp jit the present time. Tbey are
saying nothing just at present, but are
keeping up a mighty thinking, and the pol-
iticians who have sought by their precipi-
tate haste to'lead the peeple • may find
themselves without a following July 25. Ev-
ery man's vote weighs the same and the
day of stampeding voters In Texas IS gone
—the age of reason is here.—Jackson Coun-
The people- ot Texas should . not
Permit themselves to be herded by: the
politicians; if they do, they will find
that they have brought injury upon
themselves and upon the state. Poli-
ticians are just people who have held
office or have made a business of se-
curing office for others. They have
been looking at the problems of gov-
ernment so long from the standpoint
of those who expect to get something
out of It, that they can not look at
tilings from the people's viewpoint.
The politicians have flocked to the
camp of Mr. Ball In order to be at the
winning. Do you doubt it? They
have thought that Mr- Ball will be
elected to the office of governor, and
they have noticed that the motto is:
"All for Ball and Ball for all." That
just suits them. Therefore they flock
FEKDCNG THK YOUNG CHICKENS.
useful service intensifies.
One of the heaviest losses in the
poultry yard is due to the lack of
care in the feeding of young chicks.
Little chicks should not be fed be-
fore they are two days old, but they
should be given a little water from
the /beginning. During this period
give the hen her food out of the reach
of the little ones. The first feeds are
given sparingly every two hours, and
aro usually meat mashes. After the
third day, feed some of the cracked
grains, a little at a time, till, at the
end of the fifth or sixth day, they are
given only two feeds a day of the
mash, and three feeds of the cracked
prain. Occasionally, give a little
wholo wheat, and by the end of eight
weeks feed most of the grains whole.
If tho chicks are unable to pet worms
or insects In sufficient quantities,
they must be supplied with a subnti-
tutc, such as milk or beef scrap*
Oreeu feed Ih given in the form of
finely <• hopped lettuce a pier* of
potato or turnip or mnng< I when they
are not able to run oulatde on the
I ass. -The Commoner.
James E. Ferguson is insisting thnt Colo-
nel Thomas H. Ball meet him in joint de-
bate. It is revealing no political secret to
say that the Ferguson supporters are going
to exercise every possible means to get Col-
onl Ball and Mr. Ferguson together In a
joint debate. They believe that Mr. Fergu-
son can out-talk his opponent on the stump
and that If Colonel Ball refuses to meet him
they make make good political capital of
that refusal. Thus they are playing tho
game. They are crying for what they be-
lieve will give them an advantage, realizing
that political debates are just about as un-
certain as anything on this earth, and of-
ten the strongest candidates may be put out
of the race In one such contest and that the
effect is such that no man can ever predict
the outcome.—Austin Statesman.
We believe that Mr. Ball will accept
the challenge. Why shouldn't he?
And we further believe that it will be
the fatal day of his campaign when-
ever he meets Jim Ferguson face to
face In the political arena.
The parBon has been ngaln struck with
the fact that pronounciation Is considered
to be a matter of usage to the extent that
ninety-nine people who do not know shall
force one person who does know to follow
their vagaries. During the time that the
picture show was advertising the series of
films of Joan de Arc he .heard *#ahi and
Again the pronounciation Jo-an, with the
accent on the second syllable. There is ab-
solutely no authority for such pronouncia-
tion and It has its rise In the fancy, for
anything Frenchy. The word Is one syl-
lable, and is pronounced Jone. One exam-
ple should be sufficient. The refrain of the
old song Darby and Joan is ns follows:
"Always the same, Darby my own, \
Always the same to }>jur old wife Joan."—
The Parson In Brownwood Bulletin.
We are - glad ypu have called our
attention to this matter, as w« have
had a great admifcaMoi} fpr Jo a/) of
Arc and have t>ee#i-iunier tb& imprfes*
•sion that she, wasi Jo-an. ■ ,
' " ' s " - y"' '"•? •' ' , ' i .
Candidate Ferguson does not go far
enough Into the land question. Prevention
of. extortionate rents Is a meritorious step,
but we would like to see him suggest some
meane to do away with tenantry altogether
or as nearly so as possible. In other words,
devise some meaqs by which the people may
become home-owners. Colonel Ball has the
advantage In this, although we have not
seon how he proposes to accomplish it.—
Athens Review, (
Anybody can see and understnad
]^r. . Ferguson's plan—it Is a plain
open-and-shut proposition and will
bring' immediate results. After that
further steps may be taken to make it
possible for the majority of tenants
to become homeowners. As soon as
you' see ho^V Mr. Ball proposes to deal
with the land problem you will be
filled with delight and, in the event
of his election, will be called upon to
pay your part of the expenses.
Mr. J. H. Maupin, who lives between
Bartlett and Salado, wnw In towi^ Baturday,
and in speaking to the Tribune jnan about
crops, stated that he had his forco at work
harvesting Mis oat crop, which he thought
would make about 40 buflhclfc per acre. This
acreage of oats is volunteer and hoe been
sown only twice In thirteen years, it being
the eleventh crop since any seed were sown,
The yield has always been good, eald Mr.
That's the kind of oats we have al-
ways wanted to raise, but Mr. Maupin
has made a greater success of it than
we would ever have suspicioned was
SCHTJL.KNBERQ, Texas, May 1».
—Jim Ferguson of Temple, candidate
for governor, tpoke here today. In
spite of the fact that rain fell prac-
tically all day king, something like
nine hundred people were out to hear
Mr. Ferguson was introduced by
the mayor, and spoke for moro-than
an hour, being frequently interrupted
by hearty ai plause. It is generally
conceded now that Mr. Ferguson will
get at least 96 per cent of the votes
in this section.
K1 Pn»o For Ferguson.
El Paso, Texas, May It.—A big, en-
thusiastic Jim Ferguson club has Just
been organized here, and enthusiasm
for the Temple man runs high
throughout this section. Mayor E. C.
Kelly of this city, has charge of Mr.
Ferguson's campaign 1^ this section,
and he declared tonight that there
was not the slightest doubt about Fer-
guson carrying this entire congres-
sional district ten to one.
Judge -I* A. Dale, formerly of the
law firm of Snodgrass ft Dale of Tem-
ple, now a member of a well known
law firm here, will shortly begin a
series of speeches for the Temple man
in this district. Mr. Dale Is a staunch
and life-long prohibitionist, but says
he can't reconcile himself to Mr. Ball
and his shady folowlng, and will take
the stump for his former townsman.
Ferguson Activity In Soutiiera Texas.
Capt. W. K. Craddock of Gatesvllle,
returned to Temple yesterday from
South Texas, where he had been for
the last ten days visiting various
towns, making two speeches a day in
the interest of the candidacy of Jas. E.
Ferguson. Speaking of nls trip he said:
"I was very much gratified as to con-
ditions in south Texas. The report has
been circulated toy tnose antagonistic
to Mr. Ferguson's candidacy that
south Texas presented a condition of
apathy and luke-warmness of Fer-
guson's suporters. The truth of the
matter is that I found the very op-
posite to this condition prevailing in
south Texas. Mr. Ferguson's friends
are not only active, but aro enthusi-
astically so. In fact, they are simply
'rearing to go' in this race, regardless
of their view on prohibition. There is
absolutely no deflection or desertion
among our ' forces In south Texas.
The leaders promise and predict that
Ferguson will carry south "Texas by
a larger vote than that heretofore
given any candidate for governor.
The large land owners of south Tex-
as recognize the right and justness
of his position on the land and rent
question. They know that it means
a stability to the value of their land.
I met a good many land owners who
could count the number of acres
owned in six figures, and w'as sur-
prised to learn that notwithstanding
their .large holdings of land they were
to a man enthusiastic supporters of
Ferguson. With conditions so favor-
able in south Texas as to Ferguson's
candidacy, I cannot figure how he can
possibly lose this race, especially so
as his strength In the black land
counties ot North Texas is greater
than Colquitt's was two years-ago."
few, wo^ds on th<
Dave Dlnita says since the Iiufkln News
nnd the San Ausustine Tribune have come
aniinrely out for Jim Ffcricuson he can feel
the ground slipping from beneath Tom Ball's
We do not know Dave Dinks but
wc believe that from one cause and
another the ground is slipping.
There Is nn explanation due to the voter
who has been keeping up with political
events. The question naturally arises with
him, why are all the big antl leaders for
Colonel Ball, tf not openly, at least quietly?
There must be some explanation,
and the best one that we can think
of is that Mr. Ball Is not objectionable
One authority says the best spring tonic
Is a wnlk along tlie grass grown roads. But
suppose tt Is hot and you are suffering from
that tired feeling, wouldn't a hammock un-
der a shady tree be better.—Four States
The first would be a tonic and the
latter would be an opiate.
Nearly every politician who helped plan
the second Fort Worth elimination conven-
tion to concentrate upon one man the oppo-
sition to Mr. Ball Is now openly supporting
Hall. Strange, Isn't lt?~-Lock hart Kcglater.
Our opinion is that the politicians
of Texas had decided that the people
would line up on the prohibition ques-
tion In this campaign. Then they fig-
ured tint If they could dictate the
nnnlnntlon of candidates for both fac;
lions they would have a lead pipe
rlnch—it wouldn't make any differ-
ence to them which one was elected
ns each of them would be the politi-
cian*' choice. A* they fulled to se^
cure nominiUiojui (or both factions
"The Gentlemanly Vice
of Avarice," is the way it
is put sometimes.
We do not encourage
to Avarice, in encourag-
ing to Saving. Avarice
accumulates for the love
of the Game—Saving ac-
cumulates for the Pres-
ervation of Self.
Save to acquire
strength with which to
do, and do it.
Wealth for Wealth's'
Sake, is Avarice-Wealth
for sake of being able to
Do, is a Virtue, not a
A Letter Fr«m Dr, Wilson.
Shfte, Texas, May 17.
Texas democrat to the
—would like" to say a
the political melange
noW 6n 'in 6ufr state, It would seem
that wo] have come to a parting of
the ways—politically, In Texas. Many
men( who, like myself, arc opposed
to an open saloon,) are driven In dis-
gust from the real moral side of the
question by the blantant methods of
the political tricksters.
Reduced to the last analysis the
question Is just this: Bhall we follow
the lead of those who are actually
commerclalistlng a great and pure
moral question? ! ■'
They have dragged it to. the dust—
it is dollars antl cents to them. A
good gentle hack,to ride Into office
on. Here Is a deep question in psy-
chology, having once initiated a great
moral irusade, with steam up, my
friends, It has been suddenly switched
off the real question—into a scramble
for place. Naturally this is liable to
mislead the honest masses. Will they
take the shadow for the substance?
Will the masses really stop and weigh
this thing and arrive at a just conclus-
ion? It is food for serious thought
to watch the strange alignment of
professional politicians now. What's
the matter, and what does it reveal to
us? Just simply this and nothing
more—if we elect a commoner like
Ferguson we will have to do justice to
the poor laboring farmers and it will
touch our unearned increments. How
much Influence is there of the moral
issue left? Will the-honest people be
hoodwinked in such a manner and
lead away from their real interest?
The storm center of the battle in
spite of all denials, rages round pro-
hibition. Well even so, I would then
ask 'vven the most rabid, prejudiced
pro If he thinks that to rest that
Issue a bit, till we clean up the deb-
ris a little,, let the smoke of battle
drift away—do you honestly believe it
would really injure the cause? That
is, the true, moral part of it,
I humbly hope arid pray that this
year may see our state, like our na-
tional policies, once more headed In
the right direction. But sure If a
spirit Of frenzied prejudice warps our
government on the real questions at
issue we may look back with regret
at a lost opportunity. I hope for bet-
ter things. God grant we may once
more see the inauguration of an era
of Hogg ideas and methods In our be-
loved state again. Respectfully,
' J. II. WILSON, M. D.
From a Limstone County Farmer.
(Jroosbeck, Texas, May 18, 1914.
Limestone county continues with
each passing day to swing more heav-
ily Into the Ferguson column. This
campaign means more to the people
than the mere election of Jim Fergu-
son for governor. If the political
bosses, the self-delegated managers of
the people's destinies, the solf-handcd
politician for revenue only; the man
that contributes to a campaign fund
as an investment; the men that Inject
jlquor catch phrases for the purpose
of detracting attention fron* their In-
nermost designs; the men that curse
a poor tenant farmer In private and
plead for htm in public; the men that
burn midnight oil scheming to get the
poor man's money while the poor
man, exhausted from his day's labor
Is fast asleep; the men whose pros-
perity depends solely upon his abili-
ty to take from the poor man thnt
produces the wealth that s' .tains the
life of the nation; the men that Is
well fed and with shining diamonds In
their sl.irt bosoms; the men who have
never yet produced one bale of cotton
or one ear of corn; the men who
think It actually a disgrace to work
for a living; the men who draw fat
salaries lobbying nnd defending the
railroad and corporations of Texas. If
you don't believe they will curse the
tenant farmer In private and plead
for him In public, Just pick out a dla-
mond-shlrted guy that Is supporting
Hall nnd tnkc him off and sny to him,
that you are for Ball, and thnt this
tenant plank ol Ferguson's is a farce
then stop, look and listen, and watch
this poor (1) man's frle;.d lead off
with his abuses for tho poor tenant.
Hi will tell you that the poor tenant
should not be allowed to vote because
he Is so Ignorant: and he does not de-
serve anything; that he Is too Ignor-
ant to take care of property II he had
It. Just chew your tongue and listen
at this guy. I have heard it, and so
can you hear It if you will lead him
Back to the subject. If Jim Fergu-
son is defeated it will mean that these
political bosses can defeat anv man
that does not first obtain their con-
sent to run for governor. If these
self-appointed guardians of the people
are successful in this campaign, labor-
ers and farmers can only fall upon
their knees and ask for mercy from
the hands of the legislature. But
thanks be to God labor is in the sad-
dle In Texas, booted an 1 spurred, and
she is going to land Jim "erguson In
the governor's chair with such a ma-
jority that will shake these bonses out
of ti lr silk stockings and their polit-
ical carcasses will be strewn along
the lonesome byways.
Just do your plain duty, that's all.
SAM A. THOMAS.
Joel Grave* Makes Some Observations.
Clifton, Texas, May 18.
If wo are to Judge by the dally re-
ports of the Ball newspapers, Col.
Ball evidently expects the party nom-
ination by a very small minority vote
as none of the "big dallies" ever
speak of any one else supporting him
except Sain, Clarcnce and ltlenzl.
Another thing, we now know where
the root of tho "fee system" Is since
Hon. Sim Sparks has gone over to
It is apparent that the old time
"Temperance movement" has meta-
morphosed or degenerated Into the
sinister game of exploitation, and Is
known as the "prohibition party."
It" stands for the exploitation of labor
and elimination by castration.
JUKI, D. GItAVES,
• "On with the battle." n
QUESTIONS AND \
(This department la for th« anke of th»
public, and wo invito your co-operation and
duerlea. Plenae do not nok 1 or business adj
dressee, value of old coin*, or for legal opln.
Ions. Signatures will not bo published to
tho question*!. It Is not nlwaya possible
for us to answer questions Immediately upon
receipt, as each question must awatt ita
turn. However, attention Is given each ques-
tion and In due time the answer !e pub-
lished. Kindly address queries to Question
and Answer Department.—The Telegram.)
<}. What trade commands the highest
rate of wage, or salary ?- Union Man.
A. Assuming that the "ordinary" trades
are meant, and not specialized Jln^s of work
the answer la: Brickmaaons. A recent pub-
lication front tho government bureau of
commerce and labor. Is authority for the
statement that the union bricklayers of Dal.
las, Texas, command the highest returns fo»
their service*, tho scale being *7 ft eentn an
hour, tiy the way, the bricklayer* aro in
session in Terrvple now. They are huehles,
and it la to bo noticed thut there to; no
crowding of younii men to learn the trade.
Our boya had rather get Into something
(e«np|« to *1
Q. If a bhtter hits fa>s, a*<J .attempt* to
itjefelj! a oiie-tja* hifMo a 'two. but is
dut on f*coud, does his clout go on thi of-
ficial record as « "hit?" rf yfes, Would n
rilnner from third "IMS -home be credited
with a tally pn.sach a hit and put-out, the
bartter being the'third ntau down?—Ama-
. A. The secretary of the Middle Texas
League and tho official scorer of the Tem-
ple league team say that the batter mak-
ing first safely Is entitled to a "hit" credit
even If ho is put out Uylug to make second
base. They also declare that the runner
coining In boipe on such ' l.l|t would be en-
titled to ti»e tally if be s-rauld mjl;o it in
before the kaae-runner should be tanged
out. ■ •
Q. la the Middle Texas I.engue drawing
patronage sufficient to pay expenses?--"
A. J3xact figures arc not obtainable, and
only verbal estimates of patronage from
teams in other towns are available, but
those verbal reports arc all to the good In
fact, the acason has opened' evotywhero
with unexpected patronage, and judging
from complaints heard from the big Texas
league teams the baby league Is beating
them all hollow, with better dally gate re-
ceipts. As to the Temple patronage, tilt}
grand stand has been filled every game so
far, and with over S'OO paid admissions at
the last Sunday game, something like 30#
persons had to turn back on account of not
being able to get positions inside. Tho
grandstand will have to be enlarged—tho
overflow from that one game, lost on ac-
count of lack of arcDnimodntlons, would
pay for the needed extension. - 1,200
paid admission is about an good as the bis
teams draw, don't you think?
Q. Is Temple In the so-called Cyclons
Kelt? Did a cyclone ever strike Temple?--
A. Reversing tho order of questions It Is
to be stated that Temple never was devas-
tated by a cyclonc. One such storm has
passed between Temple and tho Deon river
and ono started out beyond the cemetery,
on the Katy railroad and traveled north-
eastward. striking Durango. Tills was one
of the most devastating storms ever known
in the state. In Its ferocity. Several minia-
ture cyclones have brushed tho cxtrcms
eastern end of the city, gaining force suf-
ficient to become dangerous twisters as they
ewept out of town In the vicinity of the
Temple Oil Co, mill and on the Bruner
ridge, They were hardly more than big
whirlwinds, however. As to Temple's ex-
posure to such storms, theer Is much conso-
latory argument that the city proper ta not
In the track ol such, Owing to conforma-
tion of earth west and northwest, from
which direction nearly all our storms com©
and due to the heading of streams In that
locality, which streams flare away from
Temple, nearly every bad cloud breaks af-
ter coming close to the city, with (ollowln*
of Leon nnd Big Elm watercourses. Templs
seldom gets the heaviest of a big rain, and
seldom gets tho brunt of high v^lnds, dus
to this swinging of approaching clouds as
they come up out of the west. For this
reason, practically all our wetl-deflned
storms come out of th© north, after having
been broken and diverted west of town.
A cyclone la a very small affair In th©
tenrltory traversed. Make a little pin
scratch on the map of Texas, and It will
represent th© area of a cyclone—the chance
that It will strike any partlolular spot is
as thousands to one against such spot ©ver
Q. Is It true that Port Worth to th© third
city in size, In Texas?—Student.
A. A recent estimate emanating from
tfce census bureau at Washington so de-
clared. The conclualon to op©n to vary se-
rious doubt. Batlmates made by depart-
ment clerks at Washington, without lnv«a-
tigatlOH, arc sometimes founded on v«i9 In*
Q. Which to the highest point l* Tem-
ple?—Cave Dweller. 1
A. The lot on which th© Mrs. J, B. Nun-
neley residence stands. Th© exact altitude
la not available, but the comparative height
Is as stated.
Q. What to meant when It to declared
that Temple filtered water to "•» per cent
A. It m«ana that M per c©nt of Impuri-
ties ar© remold by the filtering proceaa.
The worae the condition of tho water In It*
raw atate, the higher the percentage of Im-
purities removed by filtration, and converse-
ly, the purer the water In natural state, th©
lower th© percentage of Impurities removed
although the filtered almoet pure water
contain© leas bacteria after being subjected
to the proceae than does the filtered Impure
water which takes a higher percentage In th*
record et tbe plant.
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