The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 19, 1909 Page: 3 of 16
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HOUSTON DAILY I
IT'S HOT WEATHER: OUTSIDE BUT
Possibilities lo Texas Are to Be
Cool in This
PROF. HUME IS ENGAGED
And everybody is in a good humor and ieady to help you 'take
Florida Expert to Make Study of
Matter and Report Unfavorable
or Otherwise to Be Given
to the Public.
vour nick of the best Suits III the World tor the monev.
j TflS AUGUST CLEARANCE won t last forever.- Gome-mto
the big cool store and get your share of these! bargains
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(Houston Pott Sptciol.)
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DglDccr for Burlcsoo County
ALONG THE BRAZOS RIVER
Will Be About 27 or 28 Miles Long
and Will Be Built With the
Proceeds of $200000
(Houtton Pott SKcial.)
CQLLEQE STATION Texas August 1A.
JJcSriei C. N&gle professor of civil en-
Itfneerlnff at the AKrlculfural and Meohan-
ical ooUega of Texas baa been selected
aa engineer for the Burleson county levee
to be constructed along the meanderlngs
of the Braxos river for the protection of
the bottom lands In that county against
overflows which have been of such fre-
'quent occurrence from year to year that
vast losses have resulted to the farmers
of the central part of the State.
This levee is to be constructed from the
proceeds of a bond Issue that was the re-
sult of an election held very recently un-
der a new Texas statute at which no
vote was cast against the bond issue and
as soon as the result was declared the
county judge and county commissioners
of Burleson county began the negotia-
tions for the work. The district embraces
about 60000 acres of the most productive
land la Burleson county. It is that rich
oil that has made the Braxos bottom fa-
mous as a crop producing section of the
State but the fertility of the soil and the
great yield per acre that has always been
iposslhle has been interfered with by the
(overflow water that has come down in
such volume and has swept over the
growing fields of cotton corn and other
fruits of the earth.
Farmers have spent half' the year in
cultivation only to see the entire work
wept away in forty-eight hours as late in
'Ska summer as July and in some ln-
iictaaces many lives have been lost while
ithe residents of the flood-swept area were
foroed to flee for their lives. In 1S99 the
Hood water was so high in Burleson coun-
ty from the Brasos that people went into
trees and could look out from between
the swaying boughs and see their homes
Wither caught up by the swirling waters
or just showing the surface of the crest
of the flood.
ABOUT TWENTy"-SEVEN MILES
The proposed levee Is to be about
twenty seven or twenty-eight miles long.
It la to extend from the mouth of Old
(river to- the Santa Fe crossing- In the
Vicinity of Clay Station. The bond Issue
Tor the project Is over $200000. The bonds
will be protected by a tax against the
abutting property and It Is a coincidence
that In voting this tax those who .were
entitled to an expression at the polls were
the owners of a very small part of the
Try Thlt tnd U Yew Itohtof
Kathlntr wrka so surprising it quic
In eases of iles and that terrible can t-
reach-lt plte-ltch as Dr. steer a u-
L It is a supreme remedy also for all
Irritating; akin diseases anch as ecsema
l.arber'a Itch tetter and riagwarm.
Tjngeld a the only relief I oan And
and I have tried everything." says M.
thllllps. of Phllflpaburg. Pa.
Dr.llebra'B Ungold will grv '"'ant
relief Sold at afl drugglata at SOtvor
sent prepaid oa receipt of price byJThe
O c. Shner Co.. Toledo Ohio. Always
tend name fraggtot.
For Sale in Houston by Sam Eouse's
JJrug Store Cor. Main and Preston.
property to bo taxed. The owners of the
biggest part of this land IltaluUed in the
district are resident of Urasoa eoUMty
Just aorosa the river but theae nonreeU
lent owners want into Burleson county
sad urged the voters who eould exercise
the right of suirrasre to vote the tax and
they would gladly pay It and in order to
make the fund larger soma of those who
own the land have Increased their prop
Mr. Nagle has dona preliminary work
on this levee and It was upon his report
of the requirements and the possibilities
of the Improvement that the oond Issue
has been Drought about.
Tuesday the county commissioners of
Burleson oounty visited Mr. Nagle at Col-
lege Station and conferred with htm look-
ing to his appointment as engineer. He
has accepted the work and will commence
the preliminaries as soon aa possible.
AT CORPUS AGAIN
TRUCK GEO WEES ALSO DECLDTE
Officers to Be Allowed $10 a Bay
and Expenses at Directors'
(.Houston Pott SHcioL)
CORPUS CHRJSTI. Texas. August 18.
After a two days' session the annual con-
vention of the Southern Texas Truck
Growers' association came to a close this
evening the closing features being a
drive over the city followed by a fish
supper at the French restaurant.
The next annual convention of the as-
sociation will also be held In Corpus
Chrlstl as after a fight was precipitated
between Eagle Pass Cotula and Laredo
for the' next meeting. Corpus Chrlstl was
proposed and walked aevay with the honor
on the first ballot the only negative vote
being for Eagle Pass.
The closing day of the convention was
one full of Interest to the truck growers
of this entire section of the State as
much information of value to shippers
was brought out in the experience talks
made by some Of the members concerning
the obstacles they had encountered In
past Beasons in marketing their crops and
getting returns therefor. One of the Im-
portant actions taken at the meeting this
afternoon was on the resignation of Roy
Campbell sales agent of the association
with headquarters at San Antonio. Mr.
Campbell stated that there had been some
discontent manifested among some of the
in.. mi liar. a. ruirArila hie h nrwl I hi v nf the
tendered his resignation. By unanimous j
vote oi ine association me rtr&iBiiuuuu i
was not accepted and the board of direct
ors were by a rising vote. Instructed to
employ Mr. Campbell aa sales agent of
The most Important business transacted
at the afternoon session was the pssstng
of a resolution providing that the officers
be allowed 110 a day and expenses for at-
tending meetings of the board of direc-
tors that said meetings be held not less
than pvmt slxtv davs durins the vear
and every two weeks during the shipping i
Also that a central packing station be
established and the growers requested to
pool their products; that Is by grading
onions In the parking houses so as to
have all the onions graded. To further
this plan a meeting of the board of di-
rectors will be held In San Antonio on
Tragic End to Old Feud.
(Houston Port Sttciol.)
SHREVEPORT La. August la-John
Howard was shot and killed by J. C.
Fulton a farmer at Vivian. La. today.
Ten years ago Fulton appeared as a wit-
ness against Howard In a horse stealing
rase In Mississippi and at that time
Howard swore to have revenge. They
quarreled over the affair at Fulton's home
today and both grabbed guns. Fultonl
shooting first and killing Howard
atantly. Fulton surrendered.
' Motfeg'tva v..
ir - a j
NOT IN POLITICS
Rumors Regarding Farmers' Union
. Are Set at Rest
WARNING TQ LECTURERS
Resolutions Declaring They Must
Befrain From the Discussion of
Partisan Politics to Be
(Hnuton Pest Sfeciol.i
FORT WORTH Texas August 18. Will
the State Farmers' union under the new
president be In State politics? This has
been a live question ever since the new
organization was effected and President
Loudermilk assumed charge.
To lay all rumors to the contrary and
to state the true position of President
Loudermilk and the members of the State
executive committee it Is enough to say
that any officer of the Farmers- union
principal or subordinate who in any way
expresses himself politically will have his
head chopped off without ceremony.
This Is exactly how President Louder-
milk and all the members of the com-
mittee stand. When asked how he stood
for governor. President Loudorinllk said:
"I am president of the Farmers' union.
Who I will support for governor Is a
different Question. There are several good
men in the race. Who I will vote for
Is a matter of personal privilege with
RESOLUTIONS TO BE ADOPTED.
Further than that stand taken by the
Farmers' union as regards politics the
following resolution which will be adopt-
ed at the meeting tomorrow is self-explanatory:
"It Is ordered by the executive com-
mittee that the State lecturer and or-
Kaniser is hereby directed to require all
assistant lecturers to refrain from the
discussion of partisan politics or in any
way directly or indirectly mixing up par-
tyism with the affairs of the union
either In public or private discussion
while In the discharge of their duty an 1
that they refrain from circulating parti-
san literature. The State lecturer and
oiitanlxer Is further directed to Imme-
diately cancel the commission of any as-
sistant lecturer who Is guilty of the con-
duct aforesaid. He la further directed to
themselves upon all union propositions
unu snaji require mem io give ine mem-
berslilp detailed Instructions unon the
business propositions which have been
Indorsed by the State union and the ex-
ecutive committee. He shall revoke the
commission of any assistant lecturer who
Is guilty of putting up a proposition to
the membership as having the Indorse-
ment of the State union or executive
committee when in fact it has not been'
DITIF.S OF LECTURERS.
"It Is further ordered that the State
lecturer and organiser designate from
time to time the leading business proposi-
tion to be pre seated and that the com-
mission of any assistant lecturer who re-
fuses or falls to carry 'out his Instruc-
tions shall be immediately revoked.
"Whan the commission of any assistant
lecturer Is revoked notice of such ac-
tion shull Immediately be given to the
membership through the Co-operator."
Hesldes the pollucal resolution the ex-
ecutive committee has a number of other
matters of importance wnioh it will act
upon within the next few days. An Im-
portant feature or the session Is the fact
that the committee has not yet 'run across
a proposition they can not agree on. In
fact up to today they have been harmo-
nious upon all Issues presented to them
and the prospects are that the commit-
tee can well work together.
Ex-Secretary Charles Smith la promi-
nently mentioned aa a candidate for the
office of National secretary but the
Texas unions want him bare-
AUSTIN. Texas August 18. E. R. Kone
State agricultural commissioner has per-
fected all arrangements to have a thor-
ough Investigation made of the possibili-
ties of orange culture In the Texas coast
territory and for that Investigation ha
baa " secured the sen Ices of Prof. II.
Harold Hume of Florida. Prot. Hume
la the best known authority on citrus
culture in the Untied States. His book
"Citrus Fruits and Their Culture" Is rec-
ognised aa the most exhaustive treatise
on this subject extant.
In speaking of this Investigation Com-
missioner Kone today said:
FOR RELIABLE INFORMATION.
I have ordered this Investigation made
to meet the demand for reliable Informa-
tion regarding the possibilities of orange
growing In South Texas.
Soma months ago Prof. Tenny an em-
ploye of the National department of agri-
culture made a report regarding this
matter to his department which was un-
favorable. In. a measure to this new In-
dustry. This report has aroused a great
demand for a more thorough Investiga-
tion of this subject that all the facts
may be made known. I have had many
appeals from citlsens of the Texas coast
for a mora thorough investigation of
this subject and I have concluded that
It should be done. I want to know tne
facts and place the public In possession
Of tnem. it is not my purpose to under-
rate the work of Prof. Tenny but to set
tle the question at issue between the
residents of South Texas and Prof. Tenny.
Many thousands of dollars are being
invested In lands In South Texas to plant
Into oranges and other ottrus fruits. If
It is hasardous the extent ought to be
mate known as a protection to the hun-
dreds of people who are making these
Investments. Before I concluded to order
this Investigation I consulted a great
many growers of South Texas who had
urged that It be done and found them
all very much In earnest about fills mat-
tar. HUME IN TEXAS SEPTEMBER 27.
Prof. Hume will arrive in Texas Sep-
tember 27 and proceed at once to his
work. He will visit the principal sec-
tions where citrus culture la being under-
taken on anything like a commercial
scale. He will be accompanied by some
one from this department and every
facility will be given him to make his
Investigations thorough and valuable it
Is the facts I am after and I know no
better way to reach them. Prof. Hume s
Itinerary will begin at Beaumont and
end at Brownsville. He will visit Alvln
and contiguous territory Victoria Edna
Beevllle Bay City Palaclos Corpus
Chrlstl. Klngsvllle Sarita Raymondvllle
Brownsville and other points in the
Brownsville country and such other
points aa It may be possible for him to
visit. He will be In the State from Sep-
tember 27 to November 1.
It Is my purpose to publish a bulletin
from Prof. Hume's conclusions It mat-
ters not what they may be to the end
that all may know the situation.
mpBOviDEirr land sales.
School Property Opinion Rendered
to Commissioner Hawkins.
(Hms'on Post Serial.)
AUSTIN Texas August 18. W. E.
Hawkins office assistant attorney gen-
eral has advised J. T. Roblson com-
missioner of the general land office
that in cases in which previous sales
of public school lands upon conditions of
settlement and occupancy have been
canceled for failure of the purchaser to
comply with such conditions and In
which the lands embraced in such for-
mer sales have been resold by him and
In which the former purchasers from
the State have brought suits against the
subsequent purchasers the subsequent
sales should be canceled as having been
Mr. Hawkins Is of the opinion that If
It afterwards develops that at the date
of such subsequent award such lands
were claimed and held In possession ad-
versely to the State by a previously can-
celled purchaser from the State the
commissioner has and In his discretion
should exercise the power and authority
to cancel such last awnrd as having oee.i
lmprovldently made In order that the
State's title to such lands may be cleared
up by suit or otherwise prior to a final
award of such lands.
The action of the commissioner In can-
celing n prior sale for nonsettlement or
nonorcupancy is not conclusive and such
cancellation Is not valid unless the facts
Involved constituted statutory grounds for
such cancellation. And It would seem
that not until there has been either overt
or tacit acquiescence by such former
canceled original or substitute purchaser
in the action of the commissioner In
making such cancellation or a final judg-
ment of a court of competent jurisdic-
tion determining the validity or inval-
idity of such cancellation could such for-
mer Bale be properly considered as hav-
ing been definitely wiped out at the
State's title to the land cleared up.
NEW HOUSTON HOOFING CO.
Varner Corporation Has Capital
Stock of $4000.
iH Hst.in Post Sferial.)
AUSTIN. Texas August 18. The fol-
lowing charters were filed by the secre-
tary of State today:
San Benito Plantation company. Sai
Benito; capital stock M0.00O. Incorpor-
ators: Frank Caldwell Roscoe R. Ste-
phens William C. Shoemaker.
Bartlett Compress company. Bartlett;
capital stock JtiiOl). Incorporators: H. K.
Underwood. J. L- Watson A. W. Storrs.
McLennan County Mutual Tiurial asso-
ciation Waco; no capital stork. Incor-
porators: J. W. Carter. W. 11. Lindsey
f M. Compton and others.
The Quanah Overall company. Qtiannlt:
capital stock $7f00. Incorporators: Charlea
A. Tolan. Willis A. Jones. Samuel i..
Varner Roofing and Construction com-
pany Houston; capital stock Hi. In-
corporators: A. O. Robertson. S. K. Var-
ner. J. J. Staples and others.
HOUSTON SCHOOLS GET $106963.
San Antonio Next With $106243
From State Funds.
f L- Houston Post Sftciai.)
AUSTIN. Texas. August IS. Houston
vlth its 17.115 children of scholastic age.
vlll. under the 16.25 apportionment get
ilo.96S from the State school fund this
ear. San Antonio with its ltt.94) chll-
Iren. comes next and will draw flOS.24J.
Jsllas Is third with li.i)"3 children a:iu
vlll draw J97.S.V!.
The comptroller's department Is of the
opinion that no money will be available
for distribution under the new apportion-
ment before October 1.
GROSS RECEIPTS DELINQUENTS.
Comptroller Reported 154 to Attor-
ney General and Revenue Agent.
(Houston Post St-eriol.)
AUSTIN Texas. August IS. The comp-
troller today filed with the attorney gen-
eral and the State revenue agent a list
of 1U concerns delinquent In the payment
I of gross receli U taxaa tor the ouartara
ending December 81 1908 and March 11
1908. The State revenue agent will make
personal calls upon as many of the (delin-
quents as possible and the persuasive
power of the attorney general will be in-
voked whenever necessary.
BRONTE CASE NOT PECULIAR.
Two Acute Anterior Poliomylitis;
Another Plain Rheumatism.
(Houston Pott Special.)
AUSTIN Texas August IS. State
Bacteriologist Lancaster has returned
from Bronte Coke county where he
made an investigation of the disease said
to be prevailing there. He reports that
two of the cases were acute anterior
poliomylitis. One of these died and the
other will recover. Of the other two.
one was a plain case of rheumatism.
There was nothing peculiar about the
THOUSAND ACRES ON MARKET.
Mustang Island Land to Be Divided
Into Ten Acre Blocks.
( Houston Post Sptcial. )
AUSTIN Texas August IS. -There will
be according to Land Commissioner
Roblson about 1000 acres of Mustang
Island land to place on the market aft-
er the surveys lie recently arranged for
are completed. There nave been DM
acres sold under the first survey.
The remaining land will be divided Into
ten-acre blocks and sold to the highest
bidder at a minimum of 110 per acre.
SPARKS BANQUETED CLERKS.
Eleven to Leave Department on
(Houston Post Sptcial.)
AUSTIN. Texas August 18. State
Treasurer Sparks last night banqueted
the eleven clerks who will leave his de-
partment on September 1 owing to the
transfer of the land accounting from
the treasury to the land office under
ar set of the Thlrst-flrst legislature.
' This work will now have to be dune by
the land office with the addition of but
one clerk to the present force.
Reserve Agents Approved.
(Houston Post Special.)
AUSTIN Texas August 18. The fol-
lowing reserve agents were approved by
the commissioner of banking today:
National Reserve bank of New York for
Justin State bank of Justin; First State
bank of Dallas American National bank
of Houston and Brownsville Bank and
Trust company of Brownsville for First
State bank of Mission; First National
bank of Greenville. First State bank of
Dallas and Union Bank and Trust com-
pany of Houston for the First Stale bank
New Depository Bids Required.
( Houston Post Special. )
AUSTIN. Texas August is. The First
National bank of Balllnger having ab-
sorbed the Citizens' National bank of
the same place the latter being a State
depository new bids will have to be
made for the State furuls held by the
Citizens' bank If the consolidation is
ratified at the meeting of stockholders
to be held on September 4 as the act of
consolidation will cancel the Citizens'
bank's depository contract.
Approved 3500 Applications.
(Houston Pott Special.')
AUSTIN. Texas. August 18. Approxi-
mately 3500 applications for liquor licenses
have been approved by the comptroller
to date under the provisions of the
Robei-tson-Fltzliugh law out of a total
of 41o8. Liquor dealers have until Sep-
tember 1 to file their applications and
every mall brings In new ones.
Delta County Redeemed Bonds.
(Houston Post Special.)
AUSTIN Texas. August 18 Delta
county today redeemed 17000 of court
house bonds held by the permanent
The Texas and New Orleans railway
paid (3003 sinking fund and HJ09 Inter-
est on its bonds held by the permanent
Cottages for Insane Consumptives.
' Houston Post SfiectfU.
AUSTIN. Texas. August 18. Bids will
be opened next Monday for the con-
struction of two cottsges for tuberculo-
sis patients by the trustees of the State
Insane asylum at Austin for wUicU pur-
pose $35000 was appropriated by the
Permits to 134 Nurseries.
(.Houston Post Special.)
AUSTIN. Texas. August 18. The de-
partment of agriculture has received ap-
plications from 307 nurseries In the State
for Inspection. Permits have been issued
to 134 nurseries end floral establishments
which have passed a satisfactory Inspec-
tion. Navarro Bonds Approved.
(Houston Post Special.)
AUSTIN Texas. August 18. The at-
torney general's department todsy ap-
proved Jlfi.000 Navarro county common
school district No. 45 6 per cent bonds.
Goliad Bonds Approved.
(Houtton Post Special.)
AUSTIN. Texas. August 18. The attor-
ney general's department today approved
for registration $40000 4 per cent Go Had
county court house bonds.
Confederate Pensions on First
(Houtton Pott Special.)
AUSTIN. Texas August 18. All Con-
federate pensions for ttkla quarter- will
$ 7.50 Suits
$ 8.00 Suits
have been mailed out by the comptro'Jjj
by September 1. These will be the last
pensions paid under the old law.
Conwell to University.
(Houston Pott Special.)
AUSTIN Texas August 11 Earl Con-
well of the State . treasurer's depart-
ment has been appointed bookkeeper at
the State university vice Roy W. Steph-
LABOR DAT AT PALESTINE.
Parade to Be Best City Has Ever
Had Prominent Speakers.
(Houtton Pott Special.)
PALESTINE Texas August 18. The
Labor Day parade thla year will be one
of the best that Palestine has ever seen.
The order of march so far arranged is
as follows: Hanson's Kid band of Tyler
Governor Campbell Senator Carl Stokes
Congressman A. W. Gregg and other
speakers In carriages officers of trades
and labor council In carriages. Chief of
Police Perry and police force mounted.
Sheriff William Blake and county officers
mounted Labor Day queen and maids of
honor In queen's decorated float fra-
ternal order floats Rusk Concert band.
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen Car-
men's union. Farmers' Union. Brother.
hoor of Locmotlve Firemen and Engine-
men. Typographical union
union Palestine Visitor and Weekly Ad
vocate Cuge Grain company Palestine
Lumber .company fire department city
street department. Queen City Concert
band private citizens In decorated car-
riages. The condenser and other machinery or-
dered by the water works company have
ai lived and men are busily engaged In
Installing the machinery. In a few days
the new wells will be pumped to their
full rapacity thus relieving the water
Thomas Cronln returned yesterday from
Pittsburg Pa. where he was In confer-
ence with the bondholders of the Pales-
tine Water company"
i The i county commissioners of Anderson
county increased the rate over last year
15 cents on the J10O valuation. Last year
the rate was 28 rents. The raise was
made to provide for better roads and
MOSQUITO PLAGUE UN ABATING.
Cattle Driven to Bayshore to Seek
(Houston Post Special.)
GALVESTON Texas August 18. Re-
ports whi.-h reach Galveston from down
the Island and from the neafby main-
land show that the mosquito plague is
In no wise abating. Boatmen who have
attempted to make the trip up the bay-
ous say that It Is next to impossible to
proceed as the pests make life on board
the boat absolutely unbearable.
From Texas City comes the report that
the town at night is filled with cattle
driven to the bay shore to seek protec-
tion and that their pitiful lowing maks
sleep almost Impossible. Old-timers say
they never knew the mosquitoes to be so
bad and they ran give no reason for the
Down the Island the pests are seriously
Interfering with the dairymen. One. man
stated this morning that wher he usually
gets from sixty to ninety gallons of milk
he is now lucky if he gets thirty. The
rattle are so restless that it Is impossible
to milk them and that they are running
themselves to dearth in their efforts to
escape their tormentors. Several deaths
among calves have already been reported
arid the grown cattle are so vicious that
It is almost Impossible to approach theto.
BOY KILLED 7-FOOT ALLIGATOR.
Palaclos Saurian Had Been Robbing
I Houston Post Special.)
PALACIOS. Texas August 18. A seven-
foot alligator was shot and killed in the
Baptist Young People's Union grounds
here yesterday by La Rue Coleman 15-year-old
son of Rev. R H. ' Coleman of
Dallas State secretary of the Baptist
Young People's Union who is temporarily
stopping here with his mother.
The alligator welched 165 pounds and
has been making his headquarters In the
grounds for some time. Nightly for some
time he has been robbing Mrs. Ella
Evans' pantry but she had no Idea as to
the Identity of the thief. Yesterday
morning the tracks gave away the thief
who was always particularly fond of
breakfast bacon. He was under the
"Piano house " erected by the Piano
(Texasi Baptists when discovered and
I .a Hue shot him three times In the eye
with his rifle. The hide has been sent
to Dallas and will be properly mounted.
CABALISTIC WELL NUMBER 777
Seven Has Followed Property at
(Houston Post Special.)
SOUR LAKE Texas. August 18. Rob-
ertson pros. & Worley Oil Co. brought
In a good flowing well last night esti-
mated at 700 barrels per day of twenty-
TARIFF DELAY COST MILLIONS.
The delay is settling the tariff question caused the business and
trade of the United States to lose heavily in fact it is estimated at
many millions of dollars. Delays are always costly especially in regard
to the matter of health. Many people keep "putting off" giving the
Stomach Liver Kidneys and Bowels the assistance they absolutely
require until they are real sick. A big doctor's bill and ttntold suffering
is the penalty. But don't you be so foolish. If you will only keep I
bottle of .Hostetter's Stomach Bitters handy and take a few doses at the
first sign oTdistress you can save a lot of unnecessary sufferjng It t3
excellent in cases of Sick Headache Bloating Sour Stomach Dyspep-
sia Indigestion Costiveness Cramps Diarrhoea Biliousness ane
Malaria Fever and Ague. Don't accept any substitute or rmiUtior
. "' ... '..v ' ' - ' '" ' ' :' -
Linens and Seersuckers
at $ 3.30
at .......$ 6.50
at... .$ 7.50
Oar Work la Easy
We have present Jay re-
quirements. The largest Stock
the greatest variety - the
most select designs in beautiful
colorings to fit any surround-
ings. D stinctive paper lor
Don't decorate your home . ... .
until you have teen our offerings
Jas. Bute Co
four hours. Thla well has already a his-
tory and will be known as "The Cabal-
istic Well No. 777." and Is owned by a
stock company which organized with
seven members In seven equaf shares.
It Is located on lot No. 7 In block No. 7
In the Merchant addition to Sour Lake
which addition was surveyed and plat-
ted Just seven years ago. -
Drilling was begun in the seven ill
month of this year and completed on the
17th day of August lust exactly forty-
seven days being required to gain pro-
duction at a total cost of $7000. The well
came In flowing 700 barrels of 27 gravity
OIL . It
So strong do the members of thla stock
company believe in the mystio number
seven that all the tools and machinery
and other personal property of the com-
pany can easily be identified by the fig-
ure 7 mark.
PROS. WILL CELEBRATE SEPT 24
Fortieth Anniversary of Founding
of Their Party.
(Associated Prett Report.)
CHICAGO August 18. Prohibitionists
from all quarters of the country wilt
celebrate in Chicago September 24 the
fortieth anniversary of the founding of
their party. Announcement was made
at National headquarters yesterday that
extensive preparations are being made
for the occasion and that fully .2000
blue rlbbonlsts from the outside are ex-
pected to attend and to march the next
day In the temperance parade In whloU
100000 persons are expected to be In
line. . i
On the program will be five men who
have run for president on the prohibi-
tion ticket and three who have run for
vice president. The five surviving pres-
idential candidates who will be present '
and the years In which they ran for the
White House are:
John P. St. John Olathe. Kan. 1884.
Joseph Levering Baltimore Md. UM.
John G. Wooley Honolulu 1900.
Silas C. 8wallow Harrisburg Pa. 1904.
Eugene W. Chailn Chicago IMS. t
ORDERED A CONVICT'S SUIT.'
Aged Man at Dallas to Use It on '
(Houston Pott Special.)
DALLAS Texas. August 18. Thla
morning a bent old man went Into a
tailor shop on Ervay street and ordered a
striped suit of clothes such as are worn
by convicts In the penitentiary. The man
reiusea to give nis name out ascertained -the
price paid for the clothes In advance
and said he would call for them when .
done. He told the tailor that he had '
spent thirty-seven years In the penlten-
tiary being sent there from Fort Worth '
stid had been released lately. He would -not
tell what he had been sent up tor.
His object he said in getting the pe- ...
cullar clothes made was to wear than c
while he lectured on State prisons
throughout the State.
G0NALES COTTON SEED WAR.
Price Jumped From $14 to $18.50
(Houtton Pott Special.)
GONZALES Texas August 18. A cot- :
ton seed war Is on in Gonzales the price
having jumped from fit per ton to $18.11
per ton on yesterday.
The oil' mill at thla place has not
Cameron Real Estate Sales.
(Houtton Pott Special.)
CAMERON Texas. August 17.-Sheriff
J. E. Holtsclan sold his San Gabriel (2ft-
acre farm to E. G. Sims of Rockdale for '
$18600 of which $15000 was cash.
J. B. Walters sold his elegant reside no '
today to J. B. Holtxclan for $3000 cash.
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