Temple Daily Telegram (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 238, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 16, 1914 Page: 3 of 8
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HHK BIG TIE
S-'.N SANA'S EXCURSION ADVER-
TISING THEIR FAIR, TAKES
' WKSTrRN TOWNS BY STORM.
.-On Board San Saba Pair Booster
Special Train, Brownwood, Texas, July
15.—One hundred and Torty-seven
men anr five ladies, composing the
livest bunch of boosters that ever left
San Saba boarded a special train of
three passenger coaches and one bag-
sage car which puUed out of the live
little city of San Saba"at 8:16 this
morning, the train being In charge, of
Conductor H. A. Sampson, engineer
J. B. Pruitt and Fireman W. L. 81ms,
with a relief crew on board composed
of Conductor J. G. Keeling, Engineer
A, H. Hubbard and Frleman W. T.
Poole. - £
Twenty-five ladles had previously
signified their intention of making the
booster trip, but at the last minute
backed out because of the warm
■weather and the fact that the trip wag
to consume two days and on* night.
The object of this booster trip Is to
advertise the 12th annual fair of San
Saba country. This annual event Is
Increasing in Interest and Importance
each year, and this year promises to
be the biggest of all. Crops In the
San Saba country are generally con-
ceded to be the best In years. All
grain crops are Just about made, and
* very little rain will now assure a big
crop of cotton. These conditions nat-
urally make the promoters of the
fair feel Jubilant, and they are doing
all in their power to get a big crowd
and pull off a fair that will be a.
memorable event. The train started
put on the Santa Fe tracks to White-
land, then transferred to the Frisco
road to Menard, its terminus, then
,baek to Whlteland, where the Santa
Fe was traversed to Eden, the term-
inus of the Santa Fe western branch.
Leaving Eden the boosters doubled
back to Brady, then over the Frisco
to Brownwood, where a stop of some-
thting over an hour was made, and a
royal welcome extended by-the cltl-
zens of that place.
San Angelo, the half way stop of
th« excursion, was reached at mid-
STREET GAR HITS
NEGRO ON HEAD,
NO DAMAGE DONE
' Traction company car due In Tem-
ple ut 12:30 this morning struck a
negro named Geo. Johnson who was
sleeping on the track near Midway
without seriously Injuring the man or
Just as soon as the car hit the man
he wus picked up and brought to Tem-
ple where he got off at Fourth street
and refusing assistance disappeared In
the darkness. As near as could be
learned the only wound on the negro
.Was a scalp wound over the eye.
"I was sitting on the track waiting
for the last car when I must have
fallen asleep," explained Oeor.e "No,
I am not hurt, just give me the 'mak-
ings.' I'll be on the job in the morn-
tleorge drives a one-horse Ice wag-
,011 a.'ound town and Is considered
r;*th ■ strong headed by his friends.
DonneU's I<»j Cream Is better. In-
spect tito plant.
A MIDNIGHT PISTOL DUEL
Houston Street Setting For Dramatic
Duel in Which George Sweeney
1 Lost His Life.
HOUSTON, Tex., July 15.—George
Sweeney, one of the best known per-
sons about Houston and In south
Texas, is lying dead at an undertaking
establishment and W. A. Bridges Is In
jail awaiting an examining trial uopn
a charge of murder as the result of a
midnight pistol duel at the corner of
Texas avenue and Milam street.
Bevond the fact that the trouble
had its origin in a card game nothing
has been given out.
BANKER PYE REARRESTED
Houston Man to Serve Balance of
Term, After Formal Release.
Decision Affects Many.
TEMPUB DAILY TELEGRAM, TEMPLE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY K, Ml*
Tempt the appetite,
please the ta»te and
nourish the body.
Crisp, clean and fresh—
5 cents in the moisture-
proof package. «
Round, thin, tender-,
with a delightful flavor
luncheon, tea and
dinner. 10 cents.
, ZvZir v
Prince of appetizers.'1*
Makes daily trips from v
Ginger-Snap Land to
waiting mouths every-
where. Say Zu Zu to
the grocer man, 5 cents.
Buy biscuit baked by
Always look for that name
HOUSTON, July 15.—F. E. Pye was
re-arrested here this afternoon upon
a mandate Issued by the court of
criminal appeals yesterday and an-
nouncement Is made that he will be
(taken direct to the penitentiary with-
out the habeas corpus hearing set for
this place before Special Judge Klt-
trell for Monday next.
It appears that state counsel at
Austin went before the higher court
vesterday and secured a writ of pro-
hibition against the proceedings plan-
ned here. _
OLD CONDUCTOR SUICIDES.
A. E. Wright of Big Springs Ends life
in Marlin Hotel.
•larlln, Tex., July 15.—A. E. Wright,
about 60, of Big Springs, was found
dead in his room at a local hotel here
An empty carbolic acid bottle was
found near the body. He is said to
have been despondent some time.
Known at Big Springs.
Big Springs, Tex., July 16.—A. E.
Wright, who was found dead at Mar-
lln today, was familiarly known as
"Red" and was one of the oldest con-
ductors running out of Big Springs on
the Texas and Pacific railway. He had
been in bad health some time.
Two Fires Yesterday.
Tsvo fire alarms were answered by
the central department vesterday.
One wus at North Thirteenth street,
near the viaduct, when a small barn
caught fire and was completely de-
•troved. • A house on the next lot
caught fire an hour later but was.
saved after the roof had burned off.
DonneU's Ice Cream to properly
made under proper conditions. In-
Don't force your creditor to say to
your family that your account to dos-
ed. It to unpleasant for the merchant
and embarrassing to'your family.
RETAIL MERCHANTS ASSOCIA-
Fifteen Cases Criminal Docket.
Belton, Jujy 15.—The preparing for
the setting of the criminal docket of
the district court shows that there arc
only fifteen "live" case on the docket.
These cases are three murder; one of-
ficial misdemeanor; two disposing of
mortgaged property; five assault to
murder; two forgery; two theft from
None of these cases are more than
one year old except the murder cases.
Of these the John Spires case Is old-
est and has been tried twice. The
Tul Bryant case has been tried once,
resulting In a hung Jury.
In February, 1913, when John L.
Ward, present district attorney, we"nt
into office, there were fifty-nine live
criminal cases on the docket, so the
number has been reduced forty-four
during the past eighteen months.
This reduction has been effected de-
spite the fact that a number of new
cases have been placed on the docket
during the time by the grand Juries of
each term of the court.
By live cases Is meant those In
which the accused parties have been
placed under arrest and are either
confined In Jail or are under bond for
appearance before the court.
Of the cases tried during the eigh-
teen months between 80 per cent and
90 per cent have resulted in convic-
The court Is now occupied with non-
Jury civil cases.
Since the Jury for this week was ex-
cused hearing has been given to a di-
vorce suit and a friendly partition suit
in which minor children were in-
The John Spires case Is set for July
27 and a venire of 120 Jurors has been
Report of T. Youngblood.
Belton, July 15.—Tom Youngblood
makes the following report on crops
in the county and work needed;
Cotton needs plowing until first
bolls open. Plowing should be shal-
low enough to get dry mulch and
should be repeated every eight or ten
days so long as the present dry
Mr. Youngblood states that If the
county gets rain In the next week or
two farmers will find it profitable to
plant feterlta, as this forage plant
grows quickly and will have abundant
time to mature. Feterlta is prefer-
able for planting at this time of the
year to mllo maize and kafflr corn, as
It "makes" in a shorter Ume.
Juries of View.
Belton, July 16.—The commission-
ers' court today appointed Juries of
view for district 6, Temple road pre-
cinct, as follows:
South Section District 5—J. J. Hill,
Ely Moore, Chas. Barrett, Ab J. Kuy-
kendall, Henry K. Orgaln.
North Section District 6—I. D. El-
lis, Lee Lewellen, Ooode Kirjtsey, Os-
car Sypert/Jim Dillon.
Belton, July 16.—There were be-
tween 200 and S00 present at the lay-
men's revival last night and a fine
meeting was held. The speaker to-
night will be Evangelist J. T. Fergu-
To Speak for Ferguson.
Belton, July 16.—Judge Jno. D.
Robinson went to Youngsport today
to speak in Interest of J as. E. Fergu-
son for governor. Accompanying
Judge Ro.blnson were Mrs. Robinson,
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Upshaw.
r. July 16.—General *
General Blnnquet ♦
HJ tonight. They ♦
♦ - Iuerta and _
♦ left the capital _
♦ boarded a train on the Mexican ♦
♦ railway, a few miles beyond the ♦
city. It to thought they are going ♦
♦ to Puerto Mexico.
ROGERS ROAD BOND SNAG
Estimated Addition to Taxation Found
to Be at Fault—Effort to Set
Aside the Election.
The Rogers precinct good roads
bond issue is before the commission-
ers' court, with prospect that the is-
suance of the $25(1,000 in improvement
bonds will be nullified, due to a mis-
calculation which affects the rate'of
taxation necessary to provide for the
indebtedness." As related by a Rogers
citizen, conversant With the troubles
the situation is substantially as fol-
"Acting on j. petition filed, which
net the requirements of the law, at
le t on its face, the commissioners'
court of this c-unty ordered an elec-
tion in good roads district No. 10,
which is the Rogers country, to deter-
mine whether or not said bonds to the
amount of two hundred and fifty
"The election was held May 1 of
this year and resulted in the neces-
sary two-thirds majority la favor of
the Issuance of the bonds. It seems
that prior to presenting petition to
the commissioners' court for an elec-
tion on the matter of the Issuance of
good roads bonds, the property af-
fected thereby was not definitely de-
fined as to the boundaries of the road
district, and the aggregate of the tax-
able values embraced In the proposed
road district. Thus the necessary rate
of taxation, that Is, how many cents
on the one hundred dollars worth of
taxable values would be necessary to
create a sinking fund and pay the in-
terest annually due on the bonds, was
estimated, rather than accurately
learned, the element of an expected
Increase In values figuring in the said
estimate. This wholesome precau-
tionary measure was not resorted to
by the good roads people in the Rog-
ers good roads district, however, the
voter was assured by those who claim-
ed to know that If the election re-
sulted In favor of «osd roads the rate
of taxation Incident thereto could not
exceed thirty-seven cents on the one
hundred dollars, and thus believing
many voted for the Issuance of the
"After the election, and" with the
aid of the tax assessor's office it was
ascertained that to create a sinking
fund and pay annual Interest on the
bonds a tax rute of not less than sev-
enty-five, and probably seventy-nine
cents, would be necessary. Believing
this rate to be unreasonable and op-
pressive four hundred and eight prop-
erty tax payers, more than a hundred
of whom vot^d for the bonds, pre-
sented a petition to the commissioners'
court "esterday praying that the court
set aside the election, and refuse to
sell the bonds. Quite a number of the
citizens of the Rogers community,
some of whom -till favor, and some
who oppose the bond Issue were pres-
ent, all deeply Interested In the action
of the court on the petition as pre-
"The court took the position that
thj matter as presented by the peti-
tioners was one of first Impression in
this state, and by motion referred the
question of the court's duty to the
county attornev. and through him the
attorney general of the state.
"The petitioners claim that having
voted for the bonds by mistake as to
the tax rate, they have the right to
retract on learning that the rate would
"To say the least the outcome will
bs watolied with much Interest by a
great number of people."
V//V ; >
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In A Balloon
Street Man Resigns.
Rogers, Texas, July 15—Paul Brast,
street commissioner for the city of
Rogers, has resigned and Tom Reed
has been appointed by the city coun-
cil to succeed him. Mr. Brast was
also sanitary Inspector but no provis-
ion has as yet been made for his suc-
cessor In this capacity.
Rogers, Texas, July 15.—The board
of equalization of the city of Rogers
has finished its work with the result
of an increase in tax renditions of ap-
proximately $300,000, running the
total up to near $800,000 for the city.
Rogers, Texas, July 14.—Mr. Joe
Hronek and Miss Mary Malejka of the
Cyclone community, were married in
Rogers Monday evening by Justice of
the Peace C. L. Gibson.
In report of the Thomas speech at
Coleman, as published In this depart-
ment of the Telegram yesterday, an
error escaped ihe eagle eye of the
proof reader, and the report was made
to read: "Tom Ball said he would not
"be" In this campaign. The correct
version was: "Tom Ball said he would
not "lie" In this campaign.
Polled Bell County Men.
Coleman, July 15.—Citizens of this
place went to Balllnger last Monday
morning to hear Cullen Thomas who
addressed the voters of that county on
the Issues of the governor's race,
speaking In behalf of Col. Ball for
chief executive of this state. In the
course of his speech he is quoted by
these Coleman citizens as In substance
saying: "How many men In this
crowd are from Bell county?" About
30 stood up. Mr. Thomas then asked
Them how many of them were sup-
porting Ferguson^for governor and all
stated that they were but one or two
and the speaker then asked those who
said that they were supporting Fer-
guson why they were doing so and
their reply was that they were vot-
ing for Ball because they knew who
Jim Ferguson was.
WINNER ANNOUNCED LATER.
Texas Gum Company Flooded With
The Texas Gum company announces
that owing to the fact that over a
thousand persons submitted sugges-
tions In the campaign which closed
yesterday at noon that It will be two
or three days before the winner can
Many valuable and catchy names
for the gum to be placed upon the
market in the near future for which a
prize of $26 was offered, were recelv-
e" ' . *
conspirators, seeking the
million dollars, surround the house of
mystery—every doorway is guarded—all hope seems lost
— and yet—Stanley Hargreaves, millionaire member of the Black
A balloon soars upward toward the night
sky, leaving the angry plotters baffled — beaten? Shots
are tired—the balloon is punctured and drops into the ocean—what
«:ii.'a. Vm t\n i * ;»iY • > r , .
punciurea ana drops
becomes of the million dollars? $10,000.00 in cash will be
solution of this startling mystery.' "" ' *"~
paid for the best 100 word
Series No. I of This Remarkable Photoplay Serial Will be Shown
TODAY AND TONIGHT
* At the
FIRST MATINEE SHOW STARTS AT 2 P. M.
Regular program as follows: Spitzer & Smith, Classy Ballroom Tango
Warren Kerrigan in a special two-reel picture, "The Silent Witness."!?
Boosters Reached Angelo.
San Angelo, July 15.—A solid train
load of San Saba boosters reachcd
here at midnight on a special train.
The men were dressed in white suits
and will be here until Thursday
morning at 10 o'clock. They are
traveling over this section of west
Texas advertising the Son Saba fair
which Is held August 4 to 7.
San Angelo, July 15.—United States
Immigration Inspector Buster Jones
left here this evening for El Paso with
the two Assyrians he has been hold-
ing here for the past week. Jones ar-
rested the men hero believing that
they were Impostors. They were so-
liciting subscriptions for a supposed
orphanage In Assyria.
Three Thousand Attended.
San Angelo, July IB.—It is esti-
mated that at least three thousand
admirers of James E. Ferguson at-
tended the barbecue at Mereta, this
county, today. Arch Grlnam of
Brownwood made the principal ad-
dress. He spoke In behalf of Mr.
Ferguson's candidacy for governor.
Oil Well Contracted.
San Angelo, July IB.—A deal has
been closed here by the directors of
the San Angelo OH & Gas company
and A. Hudson for the sinking of a
deep test well of at least 2000 feet.
Work on sinking the well Is to start
within the next sixty days.
Back From Mexico.
San Angelo, July 16.—Henry Hall,
a brother of B. B. Hall of this city,
has returned from Mexico where he
has been for the past year. He Is
heavily Interested in mines in the
Better Baby Show Opened.
San Angelo, July 16.—San Angelo's
first better baby contest opened here
today. It will last for three days.
Some sixty babies have been entered.
Hnve yon paid that bill that yon
promised to pay on the first of the
month? If not you are hurting your
creditor and your credit. It pays to
pay bat It especially pays to pay
RETAIL MERCHANTS ASSOCIA-
Sam Sparks Day.
Balllnger, July 15.—Tomorrow will
be Sam Sparks day in Runnels
That gentleman will make three
speeches in the county tomorrow, the
first one to be delivered before noon
at a picnic at Maverick, the second at
Balllnger at 3 In the afternoon and
the third at Miles at 8 In the evening.
It is not believed that the crowds In
the city tomorrow will be very large
since many of the farmers are very
busy this week with their crops.
Jumbo Melons! In.
Balllnger, July 16—The first wagon
load of the famous Runnels county
Jumbo watermelons arrived In the
city today. They were brought In by
K. F. Kurts who lives down the Colo-
rado river several miles from here.
They were of the large variety and ex-
ceedingly tempting. Within a week,
it Is expected the melon supply will
be greater than the demand and they
will be shipped out from here by the
1,000 Heard Thomas.
Brownwood, July 15.—Hon. Cullen
F. Thomas, well known speaker and
politician, addressed about a thousand
people at the tabernacle last night In
support of Ball. The crowd was al-
most half made up of women and
children and all gave the speaker the
closest attention throughout the two-
Boosters on Their Way,
Brownwood, July 15.—The San Saba
booster train reaches Brownwood to-
night at 7:10 and stayed here an hour,
taking supper with tiiw citizens and
leaving at 8:10 for San Augelo. They
are a live bunch out boosting their
town and fair which takes place the
first week In August.
Baptist Encampment Plans.
J Lampasas, July 15.—The annual
meeting of the Texas Baptist Encamp-
I ment association will be held here this
i year from August 2 to 11. This meet-
| ing will be largely attended by the
j Baptists from all parts of the state
'and a good program will be carried
out. The meetings will be held at
Hancock park which is located Just
one mile south of town and Is known
as one of the most beautiful natural
I Parks In the state. The grass and
weeds have recently been cut In the
park and everything Is now in readi-
ness for the summer campers.
Rev. Shtiler lias something to tell
tliat's worth while. City Park Thurs-
St. Mary's Picnic.
Balllnger, July 16.—The children of
St. Mary's Catholic church were given
a picnic .yesterday on Elm creek.
They were accompanlsd by Fathers
Lavole, Gollbach and Pohlman. the
latter of San Antonio. About thirty-
five youngsters participated in the
events of the day on the outing. Sev-
eral prizes were given by the Fathers
for the children's Interest in athletics.
To Visit Ould Sod.
Balllnger, July 15. — William
Hughes of Eden left from this place
today for Ireland where he will visit
his old home place and relatives. He
will be gone for several months. He
will return to Texas about the first of
Candidate Seriously III.
Balllnger, July 15.—J. A. Demoville,
a candidate for sheriff of Runnels
county, Is seriously ill at a local sani-
tarium, after an operation for gall
Hot weather does not affect those
who eat DonneU's Ice Cream.
Rev. Shuler speaks In behalf of
Tom Ball and submission Thursday
night, July It, at City Park. -v
THE TRUTH IS THAT
—for the people of Texas, Louisiana. Okla-
homa and adjoining territory. Colorado Spring*.
Denver and Boulder, Colo., ore three of the
most attractive, easily reached and compara-
tively inexpensive vacation places in ths West;
that they are excellently reinforced bv numer-
ous others near bv. and that, with their cool
altitudes, pure and mineralized water* delight-
ful atmosphere and rugged picturesqueness. no squally inspiring
or healthful situations can be found in any direction I
With doable-daily solid through train* using quick echsdulssbetwssn Fort
in connection with the Texas A Peelie Ity.. alto standard slaepera from
Gelreston. Houtfon. Coraicana and Dallas in connection with the Trlalty A
■ramos Valley Ry.. and (ram San An tonio, Austin and Waco in connection
w»thth« Mo., tea*. A Texas gy.-the Fort Worth A Dearer City *y.
-( This Dearer Road' Mearea nothing to be desired in the way of traoapor-
tational aerrice to and from the delightful territeiy rsfsnsd to-aad Is there-
fore la a elaas to itself. ^
Ticks! Agent* of either of the several bnee herein mentioned. or
Mr. A A. Glisson, G. P. A.. Fort Worth. Texas, will gladly snpplr hssatifaliy
illustrated resort booklets, maps. schedules end ia/ormatioa as to I in ill)
rouad trip terse, etc.. end all iarite calls sad oonetpoadsace.
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