Initial messages of Governor W. P. Hobby to the thirty-sixth legislature, state of Texas: Jan. 14, 1919 and Jan. 22, 1919. Page: 7 of 32
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the loan should his condition
ever permit that action. Of course
the committee will not enforce or
even ask payment of the notes. An
exact record is kept of the names of
all donors, which record is kept on
file in the Governor's office.
Since the death of Colonel Seley,
Senator F. C. Wienert, Commissioner
of Warehouses and Markets, has been
appointed by me to administer the
fund with the advice and counsel -of
No part of the contributed funds
have been or will be spent for expenses
of administering the fund, all
of which is accomplished through
voluntary labor. The donors have
been assured that every dollar contributed
will eventually reach one
who is in need and who will appreciate
the use of the money.
A statement of this account, compiled
January 8, shows that a total
of $235,933.05 'had, to that date,
been distributed in the manner herein
outlined, which leaves a remaining
balance of $40,186.15 in the fund
to be distributed.
Department of the Game, Fish and
The report of the Game, Fish and
Oyster Commissioner for the year
ending August 31, 1918, showed a net
*income above all expenses for the
year of $34,955.05. The total income
of this department was $86,366.46
and.total disbursements $51,410.88.
This report shdwed that 1,400,000
black bass were shipped from
the fis,h hatchery at Dallas, to various
points in the Satte for the purpose
of stocking lakes and fish ponds
Illustrative of the magnitude of
the fish and oyster business, 231,855
barrels of oysters and 14r,363,955
pounds of fish were handled in the
last fiscal year. Collections from
mineral rights and from hunting licenses
amounted to $41,268.51; and
the property account of this department
on August 31, 1918, amounted
Confederate Woman's Home.
The report of the Board of Managers
for the Confederate Wo .^-'i-ome
reflects the following facts:
The institution is operated at an
annual cost of :18,000, tne per capita
cost of caring for the 84 inmates
being $214.28 per year or $17.85
Board of Water Engineers.
The Board of Water Engineers in
its biennial report emphasizes the
wonderful resources of the State of
Texas which have been wasted
through a failure to conserve the
water power of the State. These resources,
long dormant and capable of
producing much wealth, are rapidly
becoming available through the efforts
of this department.
The report reflects the work of the
Board in encouraging the construction
of water storage reservoirs to
ithe end that storm and flood waters
may be impounded and held for beneficial
use instead of being allowed to
pass to the sea.
The Board has also devoted considerable
time in adjudicating conflicting
claims to water rights along
rivers and streams throughout the
General Land Office.
Your attention is directed to the
suggestions made in the report of the
Commissioner of the General Land
The new land office building authorized
by the Thirty-fourth Legislature
is now occupied by vr-millS
St.eto departments. This building,
when completed, will have cost the
The completion of this building
has substantially relieved the
crowded condition of the capitol
Attorney General's Department.
The State's legal business has been
carefully and efficiently administered
by the Attorney General and his staff.
During the two years, a total of 267
cases have been handled by the department,
or a total of 491 cases during
the six years of General Looney's
occupancy of the office. As a result
of this litigation during the last six
years there have been collected and
turned into the State treasury more
The annual oost of this department,
incuding the additional appropriation
for law enforcement, for
the year ending August 31, 1918,
amounted to $57,000.
Markets and Warehouse Department.
The report of the Commissioner of
the Markets and Warehouse Depart
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Hobby, W. P. Initial messages of Governor W. P. Hobby to the thirty-sixth legislature, state of Texas: Jan. 14, 1919 and Jan. 22, 1919., book, 1919; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5863/m1/7/: accessed June 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .