The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 26, Ed. 1 Friday, July 29, 1910 Page: 3 of 16
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. I i AY Tvl IKG;: J ULT 3. 1910.
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HAWKINS f CASE
Is Held Up by (be Seoate'ttbout
V- . Action.
MAY CON FIRM NOMINATION
-.;.-.'"'." . m . -v'. .
f JklfeYed ThatGoYmor Will Not
j Be Able to ; Unload Upon 'the ;
; Senators Great Pnblio ln;
terest. in the Matter1'
' (Houston Pott Sptcial.) A.A
A Tr.ll I M A n. . . .
r v Auoiin. l rxu jum ni rmiv. inir
the senate has decided to postpone until
Monday decision as to whether Or net.
. William B. Hawklna should bo confirmed
iT Ins. lndloates that that body la -now
f A ! aware of the full Import of the question
sT ' Involved. Prior to .Commissioner JHaw-
5 f Una' speech yesterday before the senate.
it was predicted that aa Immediate de-
V clslon would be had. ' Indeed it seemed
i.;. that all the facta In the case bad been'
I. - repeatedly-made public In the press and
thai the senators were therefore In pos-
i gesslon of sufficient .Information to take
'I'y intelligent aetjoa without further argu-
i. . '. . tnent.' I But this seems not to have: been
y i ;;; ' the case. Yesterday In executive session
V:.- the senate debated the question at length
. Only to find that It would be Impossible
quickly to decide. -
"What are they going to do with Haw-
kins?" Is the questlqn heard on every
.The oltlsens of Austin are taking an
unusual Interest in the case and do aot
hesitate to express convictions on the
merits of the case. Yesterday when the
commissioner delivered his trenchant in-
dictment of the governor's methods the
gaitery ourst. into applause that called
; for a vigorous use of the gatei. The very
i "' J0 on tbe streets have tu'en the case
f in hand and the verdict Is unamlmous
f V t lb favor of the commissioner. The law-
' Vers even thoiu vhn am nannnal .I.Sirla
j of the governor do not hesitate to de-
Clare bubllclv that the commtaninnnr la
'3 fully supported bv the law.
-A Yesterday It seemed certain that the
. iw wouia reiuse to conrii-m tne name
.f Hawkins. Today it la generally pre-
dicted that that body will decline to per-
il mit Governor Campbell to eVCS? the re-
sponslblllty In the matter holding that If
f-he deemed it best to submit the commls-
' sloner's name they would take him at his
I word and confirm the appointment. The
. governor could have submitted the name
v -of another person had he so desired: but
.. '. f be chose rather to handle the case so
- :c ) that the verdict would be that of the sen-
ate and not his own.
. The commissioner in his speech re-
tnearsed fully the Incident leading up to
j auvernors request Tor his resignation.
He quoted the law under which his oath
of office reaulrea - him to ontnta inH
". ; H frankly challenged any member of the
; r aenate to show him how he could have
. 'i'. icted differently. Without hesitation or
!" 'A ' ? evasion he answered the questions of
? those vho did not understand certain
' "... parts of his speech. He was there to
.-' five the facta as a witness the senators
. having the cheerfully-granted privilege
v 7 -A-1 " interrogating him at any time dur-
N ing his address. Those who heard him
" v i J declared that his speech was a complete
'.'v ; vindication of ahy- charge that he had
A j' done wrong.
iA It is generally believed that the gov-
jernor will find it a difficult task to en-
f ' compass Commissioner Hawkins' down-
v i s ' ' what at first seemed a mere quea-
i ' tlon as to whether or not a certain offi.
; : ' "lal should go out of office in July or;
-tfKiiusry nas now come to De regarded as
pf far greater moment involving the Tight
f'ti' 'r tf.a head.f I dqpartment to hold office
t . 'nUl hM fcrm. shall epir or he be found
S v Un worthy of the trust. The commissioner
. -. did not pitch his address on the ner.
; "onal plans but Instead Inquired whether
this 'is a government' of the governor or
f -of the law.. While frankly acknowledg-
-'." ing that his repudiation would mean dls-
1 grace he pleaded not for himself but for
t ' V- .the principle Involved.
A g It Is understood that the vote of the
v v nate on this question will be recorded
' - - in the journal. Those who may vote
' V against the confirmation of Commissioner
) ft Hawkins will most assuredly prepare to
( give a reason for their action. This Is
; 4 ri - a case' In which the people of the State
y are Keenly interested and they . will call
: on- their representatives tor an ezplana-
- tlon of their votes.
' Newspaper Men Had an liming in
' . - (Houjton Poil S fecial.)
AUSTIN Texas July 28 The newspa-
per men had an Inning In the house today.
During the prayer of the chaplain he of-
fered a special supplication tor the news-
paper reporters who are dflng the house.
Immediately afterward R. E. Yantls edi-
tor of the 'Atftens Review' and t. F.
Wataon of .San Marcos editor of the
Texas Democrat were enrolled on the
list of the lawmakers. To complete the
favors shown the news dispensers J. R.
Ransome Jr. editor of the Cleburne En-
terprise and president of the Texas Press
association was Invited to address the
house. Mr. Ransome had bo advice to
offer saying that he had come down to
learn the why of so many called sessions
and why the boys like Austin so well.
Judge W. F. Ramsey of the court of
criminal appeals who was in the house.
ii Js' was caut-a upon tor an aauress and de-r-
clarlng that he had been called merely to
.f ; v "' till -up the time rebuked the merabera
5 . ton staying down here .and drawing 6
v ; day for doing nothing.
rtijfe tpred T. Wilson chief clerk of the
bouse of representatives of Tennessee
was accorded a seat on the floor.
C State . Treasurer Sam Sparks having
. been invited to address the house assured
the members that there was enough
; money" in the treasury to pay them $5
. per day as long as they wanted to stay
" and pne enthusiastic representative re-
plied: 'We'll stay with you all right."
Freak bills and resolutions promise) to
continue to form a feature In the house
; until a more definite pi ogram of activ-
' ity Is initiated. .The following by Adams
of Bexar and Ray of Denton which Wbs
Introduced today anu referrea to the com-
' kniueo on State affairs Is a sample:
v Whereas General Jackson" a dls-
- tlngulshed attache and ports of this
bouse duclng the regular notion of the
Tlilrty-flrst legislature upon one occa-
stun took sonfv ten or more members of
V the house out on a fishing trip; '
i jj .Therefore Be it Resolved That said
j V- expcoitlon be investigated In order to
1 vf ascertain whether or uot Ueneral Jackson
.- bad anything up bis sleeve for said mem-
' '. bers - . .
... Declaring that the Southwejterp. Texas
v A. tn'sane asylum ' Is ; overcrow Jed Repp6
V '.aentative Terrell pi. Ban Antonio has a(4
fir. aA ... AAVwnn. r.imiK.IK
(fj j: Urging him to submit to 'the legts'.atufl
tne .matter ol an appropriation tor trtit
Institution.! In addition to dia i prf-iit
large number of oocupanta there m-;
tlon baa been made for transfer i i
patients from the Austin asylum to t -I
oint. ; v v '' r i -
. The Bexar county man wants lmm
application o that' the matter n t
provided for In the same appioto
bill that take care of the nt i 1
sylum here.. --; .4 .. t
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" OUXY SIX-HOim HEi '
For Those Interested ia tk
' 'X jkLtdiaj- Measu
JA"A'.. (Hvtttoa 'SfiicnlS
: AUSTIN Texas July .
1 ( f)ura' beariu 1 wUi'. ba Klva
reads and other interests desiring to bo
heard before the committee on common
carriers on the bill of lading act Intro-
duced by . Moller Wednesday afternoon.
At a meeting of this committee thM
morning it was dieided to beejln this
bearing at o'clock Monday morning'
August 1. and to confine it to the limit
This may be taken as an Indication of
a desire to expedite business rather than
to shut the Interests off from a fair
hearing and the advaaoa notloe Is given
In order that the claims of those deslrttur
te be heard may be condensed aa much'
.The committee Includes Robertson of
Bell chairman; Nelson of Hopkins Ful-
ler. Byrne. O" Bryan Sandlfer. Strickland
Munson. Btephenson. Crawford Coav
-Crisp Moller Rayburn and .Wilson
while this morning Adams and Looney
were added on the motion of the chair-
THE STATE'S - BONDS
kUST EE EETOlfDED AO SOUS
' OP THEH PAID.-
Goternor Seat in a Xessagt Atkiny
That the Matter Be Giren -
: '..- . - .. -
(HotutM Put Sfttitl.)
AUSTIN Texas July 28. Representa-
tives Hill Nickels Goodman and others
found vindication for their fight during'
the regular session to have the. Waters-
Pierce fine appropriated to the payment
of more than 11000000 of Bute bonds
when Governor Campbell submitted to
both houses this afternoon the third spe-
cial message Of the third called session
recommending legislation to care for
.these bonds. v
Many members of the house believed
when the matter of the disposition of the
big fine was up last year that the out-
stanilng bonds should have been paid off
while the State had the money; but when
they provided for this in the appropria-
tion bill the aovernor vetoed that part of
the bill and the money went Into the J
general fund. This resulted In the re-
duction of the State tax rate from lift
cents to S cents and Incidentally gave
the governor the credit of a low tax rate
and his attorney general a coon skin on
which to run for higher office.
A further consequence Is that there la
now the additional Interest on the bonds
that has accrued since July 1909 when
the bonds matured and the sinking fund
which the legislature will now have
to create to care for the bonds will again
raise the State tax rate for 1911 probably
t cents above the rate fixed for 1910. Here
is the governor's message on the proposi-
tion: STATUS OF BONDS.
To the Legislature. 4 '
Austin Texas July 28. By virtue of
authority vested In me by section 40. arti-
cle S of the constitution of the State of
Texas I hereby designate and present to
you for your consideration the following
subjects and' suggest legislation thereon:
1. Appropriate legislation providing for
the retirement of 1066.700 bonds of the
State of Texas dated July 1 1879 and
maturing July 1 1909 and 8298000 bonds of
the State of Texas maturing on the .1st
day of 'September 1910 and for Issuing
other Interest bearing bonds In lieu
thereof and providing for the execution
of such other bonds and the manner of
exchange of the new bonds for those ma-
turing as above mentioned. These bonds
maturing as aforesaid are owned and
held as follows: 8799300 held by the State
permanent school fund; 8217200 held by
the permanent State university fund;
824.800 held by the permanent orphans'
home fund: 829.600 held by the permanent
ltndsrtsrfand Mi.eno held bv the nrt
taanent deaf and dumb asylum fund;
162fl00 held by the permanent lunatto
asylum fund and 8174000 held by the per-
manent Agricultural and Mechanical col-
& Thirteen thousand and two hundred
dollars of the series of bonds maturing
July 1 1909 are now owned and held by
Individuals or corporations and an ap-
propriation for the payment of these
bonds so held by Individuals together
with the Interest thereon from July 1 1909
Is respectfully recommended and it is
also recommended that an appropriation
be made In a sum sufficient to satisfy
the accrued Interest on all the bonds
maturing on July 1 1909. Very respect-
fully T.-M. Campbell
uovernor 01 Texas.
The third message from (he governor
covers the important matter of bills of
lading now agitating the cotton world.
The message Is as follows:
L Legislation providing for the elec
tion qualification bond and duties of the
comptrqTTer 'of public accounts . of the
State of Texas and of his employes and
providing for a complete effective and
more economical system of accounting
bookkeeping and auditing for that depart-
menl pf the. State government.
Z. legislation prestnoing tne amies 01
county tax assessors tax collectors and
the county clerks comptroller and State
treasurer with reference to the assess-
ment and collection of taxes and provid-
ing a more systematic erfectlve and eco-
nomical system of bookkeeping and ac-
counting and the enactment of such other
rules and methods with respect thereto as
may be proper.
s. une enactment 01 aaeqqaie laws de
fining "bills of lading" and defining the
word "carriers." Providing that it shall
be the duty of common carriers and their
officers and agents to Issue negotiable
bills of lading and straight or nonnego-
tlable bills of lading: at the request of the
shipper Between certain places 10 d pre-
scribed Jn the law and defining negotiable
or orden bills of lading and nonneifotiable
or straight bills of lading and prescribing
the necessary requirements for all bills of
lading; to make all negotiable bills of lad-
ing negotiable by indorsement and deliv-
ery In the same manner as bills of .ex-
change and promissory notes and pro-
hibiting the placing upon negotiable bills
of lading any terms which would In any
manner Umlt their negotiability and pro-
viding for the division of bills of lading
Into such different series as may be ap-
proprato and defining eaoh series pre-
scribing how bills of lading shall be Issued
and prohibiting the Issuing of negotiable
bills of lading In part or parts except .is
prescribed by law; prescribing the duties
or general freight agents or persons au-
thorised to act for I htm and the duties of
local station airents of common carriers
and for such additional legislation on this
subject as business conditions ' and the
general welfare may demand. Very re-
spectfully T. M. Campbell. .
Governor of Texas.
Kennedy Gilmore aad Rayburn Are
All Aspirants. ' ;v'
f omton Pott Sptcial. . .
AUSTIN Texas.' July 17 -Candidate
for the various elective positions at the
hands of the next legislature are im-
proving the lull In the activities of the
house to present their claims for prefer-
ment and to look after their -fences- gen
Conspicuous among the aspirants fot
honoiK are t lea:t three cenotilus for
speaker A. M. Kennedy of McLennan
C. K. Ullttiort of Van iandt and Satn '
Ray bum. VYIille thtjnce has not as-
sumed the proportions of a definite line-
up among the . members each of the
candidates has tne promise u cti tum
support. In th cor Us;. k From this on
the race will grow In Interest.
Praotlcauy all of the officers of the
house will be candidates for re-election.
In addition to announcements already
made. O. P. Basford of Travis -county
reading clerk; C. D. Mills of Atascosa
county. -assistant" reading clerk; J. --L."
PoUnson of Leon cotmt' Journal clerk;
Tllden' L- ChlMs of Freestone conntv.
r. assistant Journal clerk: J. f. Roblson
oi Limestone county enrol un clem cut
iateq Mtsnoerry or Ked River county
enicrosslnn clerk' all having offered lor
I .Still ; Holding -His Coastita-. 8
vf tienal" Conreatioa "Scheme
. v . v (Htmst Pot 5aU
1 V IA n 4 JAMBy ef 4J - sVOp''A Wt V
: "was considerable activity in each
t. house of the legislature today but
I only the action of the senate la
worthy of special mention. In that
J body after another executive see-
ston the consideration of the oaae
of William E. Hawkins waa post
poned until next Monday morning.
This action on the part of the sen-
ate confirms the statement hi these
columns of yesterday that the sen-
ate would not shoulder the re-
s sponsibillty of ousting the Ipem
'nce and bejikina commissioner. 1
' sr" Elsewhere' m these columns ts
' mentioned the action of the bouse
' .. and the belief that the governor will
X fi0t submit 'anything calculated to
disturb the peace and progress of
J 'the State is being taken tip by the
( people and is rapidly growing In the
nor"s friends have prevented" so
far bis recommendation for a con-
stltutional convention and conse
quently every one expects that ho
will be satisfied with satisfactory
ABE TO BE RESTRICTED BT
Prize Fights Bobberies Lewd and
Lacivious Representation! Are
Barred by Bill Before Eonse.
(Houston Pott Sftcial.)
AUSTIN Texas July 18-Texas will
have a blue law right on the regulation of
moving picture shows and the profits of
those concerns will be materially reduced
through the prohibition of a number of
the most popular films If a bill that
paased to engrossment . In the house this
afternoon finally becomes a law. And the
prospects are that It will pass both
houses and receive the executive sanc-
tion. To the governor's recommendation that
the showing of prise fight pictures and
glove contests be prohibited tRrough the
process of moving films there were added
amend menu this afternoon that will
cut out all lascivious lewd or obscene
pictures hangings mob executions train
bank and atage coach robberies and mak-
ing It a felony for the county judges
sheriffs county attorneys and police of-
ficers to fall to execute the law to the
letter upon these propositions.
The bill was drawn by Bowles GHmore
Terrell of Cherokee and Bpradley and
was reported favoraby by the committee
on criminal Jurisprudence. Upon Its sec-
ond reading Hamilton of Childress pro-
posed to amend It by making It Include In
addition to prise fights and boxing con-
tests "the representation of any legal
hanging or execution of a human being
by any mob or the representation of any
bull fight train robbery 1 bank robbery
or stage coach robbery and lascivious
lewd or obscene pictures." This amend-
ment waa adopted.
CANALKS' DRAStTc PROPOSITION.
Mr. Ollmore .offered a further amend-
ment jhakl&g each exhlb!Uonv of the
pictures Jtrohimfed jjy. thebtn a-parate
amendment" making a felony of tse fail-
ure of any county Judge sheriff county
attorney or police officer to. enforce this
law to the letter. Both of these amend-
ments were adopted. '
An effort to prohibit the presentation
of any saloon scenes was made by Mr.
Fitxhugh of Tarrant but after Mr. Reedy
of Smith and" others contended that the
use of this kind of pictures might be use-
ful In teaching temperance object lessons
the proposed amendment was tabled. An
effort was made also to prohibit only
those prize fight pictures between negroes
and white men but this was likewise
This Incident did not pass however
without bringing Mr. Moller of Galveston
to the floor to protest against such dis-
criminations against one of his fellow
townsmen. He said the whole agitation
against the showing of the moving pic-
ture productions of the Reno contest were
not produced by a high moral sense but
by the chagrin that had come to the
white people because a negro had de-
feated their champion. He said however
that he would vote for the bill.
HIOHSMITH AND STANDIFER. v
Mr. Hlghsmith of Harris contended
that there waa too much regulation of
the amusements of the people already
but Mr. Standlfer of Harris said that
while he favored the bill he did not be-
lieve any political glory or capital would
come to any one through Its passage
suggesting that this might have been In
mind when It was recommended. He said
the real glory came to Senator Culberson
when as governor he assembled the
legislature in special session' to prohibit
the real thing of prise righting.
One of the intereslng sidelights develop-
ed during the discussion was the state-
ment by Mr. Bteid of Johnson that a
moving picture show in that county was
about to bring humiliation to a family
In his district by showrng a hanging of a.
relative which occurred in another sec-
tion of the State.
An effort was made to postpone further
consideration of the olll until Friday
morning but the motion was tabled and
the bill passed to engrossment without
i he house then adjourned until 2 o'clock
Friday afternoon to permit the members
who desire to do so to attend the hearing
on insurance which begins tomorrow
morning at 10 o'clock.
FROM CRANE TO SENTER. -
Letter Explaining Remarks Was
i Reid in Twj Homes.
: yriouston fvtt fi'iim.;
AUSTIN. Texas July 28. Incident to
the charges which former Attorney Gen-
eral M. 11. Crane made In Dallas on
Thursday night before the primaries to
the effect that members of both houses
of the legislature ar upon the payrolls
jf the orewei ies Senator Senter of Dallas
today autliorlxed the reading of the letter
from Gent ral Crane on the matter and
liirnlshtd copies of il to the press.
L'poa.: the. requusl of Representative
Buchanan vt' iylmnflon ti.e letter was
also read in the nouae ai.U iir. ltuy uf
DaniDh -had tlic Dalfs.i Newu' report of
-Mr. Cran' aihirvsa ' tad ulso. The tetter
in as tOll-'WS;
tt'on. K. G. rteutw lHs. Texas.
Duar Sir: 1 ackiiowWuae tut receipt of
your lei.tei .uC this mui'mug and huteu
io rc:ly. Answering th ituiiloii wiilcu
you propound in lUo uiuti asued 1 beg
io say (nut Dr. Raukin's remarks in rel-
uroiice to members of the legislature were
nut narl uf liu urogram. . because the
' mufctkiK was S.1 In tne Interest of Mr.
Johnson and ins irienas a:a not une 'o
complicate fiui c&uto. who "J www
As to the remarks that I made to tho
effect that I had been informed by citl-
sen ' of Dallas that certain members of
the legislature Including senators had
been on ine payroll of the brewery and
liquor interests i made these remarks
tor but one purpose: and that was u
emphasise the fact that the prohibition
lata can never bope to have a coustltu-.
tional amendment submitted unless they
! I dopt the anti-Bailey position thatelr
senators and representatives In the legis
lature shall not accept employment at
tbe bands of tho liquor dealers nor the
brewertee against whose abuses these
legislators 'are elected to protect their
constituents; because It has been demon-
strated that sou to re and representatives
who have . placed themselves under pe-
cuniary obligation to special interests are
always found voting for those special In-
terests In every contest between them and
the people. I ret need to give to the erowd
the names of thoae whom I was Informed
were oa the payrolls because I deemed It
Improper so to do.
Having privately given you the name of
the genUemaa who furnished mo the In-
formation I shall refrain from repeating
It bare; but I am mre that he win state
tbe same facto to you that he communi-
cated to me. -
- The gentleman did not In form me. how-
ever that yowr name waa on the list men-
tioned nor on any other payroll than that
of the people. Having known you from
boyhood as few others have known you
never suspeoted fo of any such oon-
' I am very sorry that I did not say that
your name was not among thoee men-
tioned by the gentleman to whom I re-
ferred. I bad supposed that Dr. Rankin
and every other Intelligent man In this
senatorial" district knew that you. though
an antl prohibitionist had. In obedience
to tho instructions of the democratle
party voted for submission and therefore
yon could not be Justly suspected of any
Tou are authorised to make such use
of this letter aa you may deem proper.
Tours very truly. M. M. Crane.
)THE WHITE SLAVE TRAFFIC.
Is Snbject of a Prohibitory Bill by
. .- ; Dotsoa.
(tauten Pott Sptcial.)
AUSTIN. Texas. July J8. Representa-
tive H. A. Doteon of Nacogdoches has
drafted a bill looking to the suppression
of the white- slave traffic In Texas. Sign-
ers with Mr. ' Dotsoa are Roberson of
Erath Ballengee Ray Brownlee and
Walter. Mr. Dotson has conferred with
Governor Campbell relative to the bill la
queatlon and tt la probable that a mes-
sage recommending the enactment of the
desired law will be sent to the legislature.
Mr Dotson has carefully Inveetigatedl
the t raffia In women for immoral pur-
poses as it is carried on in Texas and has
become convinced that drastic remedial
legislation is demanded by existing con-
ditions. It will be recalled that recent
dlapatches from Dallas to The Post called
attention to arrests being made aa a re-
sult of illicit traffic in women.
The caption of the bill In question
reads: ' An act creating the offense of
pandering and to define and prohibit
same; to provide for punishment thereof
for the competency of certain evidence at
the trial thereof and providing what shall
be a defense and declaring an emerg-
ency." The bin defines the offense In full pro-
hibiting the eale barter transference re-
straint or procuring of females for Im-
moral purposes whether the act la com-'
mltted partially within this State or out-
side of the Stata. It provides for a pun
lshment for tho first offense of not leas
than five years in the penitentiary and
repetltiona of the offense may be punished
by imprisonment not exceeding ten years
or in extreme oases by death.
It is further provided that It shall be
no defense that the crime was committed
In part outside of Texas or that the par-
ties concerned moved out before the act
ia completed. A female involved although
she be a wife can be forced to testify
but the evidence given shall not be used
gainst her In any subsequent trial.
The aot or state of marriage shall not
be a defense. The emergency clause pro-
vides that the law In the event of pas-
sage shall Immediately become effective.
.BEGR0 IKS AXE ASYLUM.
Adequate Appropriation Has Beea
(Houston Pott Sptcial.) '
AUBTINj Texas July 28. The commit-
tee on appropriations today agreed to re-
port favorably house bill No. 9 by Curry
providing fof the' appropriation of $30160
for needed Improvements at the asylum
for the negro insane. This Is said to be
a careful estimate of the funds that wl'l
be needed to complete several new build-
ings under way on the asylum grounds a
tunnel and an addition to the laundry-
Governor Campbell has made a personal
Investigation of the situation there and
he has assured the members of the com-
mittee that this fund will be necessary
In order to properly complete the work.
There Is every reason to believe that the
bill will pass the house and senate with-
out delay and In as much as It waa sub-
mitted by the governor he will approve
It promptly upon its passage.
During the committee consideration of
the bill this morning Mr. Roberson of
Erath reported that while visiting the
asylum he found a little white woman In
a guarded cell room having the superln-
tendency over 1X7 negro women. Bhe has
them under marvelous control end keeps
everything In good order In every way
yet she draws tbe meager salary of 120
per month from the State of Texas for
her services. This Includes her free
board and laundry however. Mr. Rob
erson said he did Jiot believe the matter
of her salary was a subject for the con
sideration of the committee but. he be-
lieved the people of the State ought to
know how some of the State employes
are underpaid eaylng that If they did
so there would be less kicking on the tax
SENATE TOOK NO ACTION. I
la the Hawkins Matter Though
Gave It Consideration.
(HoMttou Pott Sptcial.)
AUSTIN Texas July 21. Ths senate
today did little or nothing holding an ex-
ecutive session which consumed the
greater part of the time. '
After meeting this mrtrnimt. Senators
Kaufman and Terrell of Wise county were
sworn in the former having succeeded
Senator Masterson and the latter coming
In the place of Senator Hayter each of
The executive session oontlnued for
awhile and then further consideration of
the governor's appointee aa Insurance
commissioner waa postponed until next
Monday morning. The senate adjourned
until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Davis to Introduce Bills.
1 (Houston Pott Sptcial.)
BRYAN Texas July 28c-Hon. W. C.
Davis left today for Austin to take up
his legislative duties. Mr. Davis wai not
a candidate tor re-eieciion out ran for
district attorney In this district and was
elected. He will Introduce a bill to per
mit the revenue arising from the feed con
tract department or the Agricultural and
Mechanical college tq go to permanent
Improvements at the college ruher than
Into the State treasury. He win ask the
governor to submit the matter and If It
is submitted his bill will follow.
Two New Members Swora In.
. . iHiHl.nn yatlSptr.i:!.)
AUSTIN. Texas- July JSt-rThe mem-
bership of the house. was again swelled.
tiKlr. v by n1!ttlon of -two member Hon.
R. E. Tantls of Athens having been sworn
Id fiH tin" iuvaur of Hon. Jotin A
Motile;. Ml"' li-''' been appointed to the
attorney Ker-rii s aepartment and Hon.
jiuiiii i i-. vvneB'in oi nay county
he sucenssor of Hon.
OUk n iW'ts.vi. lioth
of them respond-
ed to a demand tor speeches with felici
tous addresses. -.
NEW METHODIST CHURCH.
Modern Brick Edifice to Be Erected
'-'r --: ia Hwliaffea. H.
HARUiiGBN. .tftxas. i;July Jl-The
contract for the Methodist church was let
today to J. D. Gross. This will be a mod-
ern brick edifice and one that will reflect
credit upon Harlmgen. The Presbyte-
rians are about. ready to consider bids on
I a ver g 1 H fl-
Is thfiTcam'rt cf tbe Bnchllcli
f '"losorance Bill. .
A PRELIMINARY HEARING
Waa Olrei a Delegatioa from Tay-
.'' lor the Protest Being Answered
by Jaloaick of Dallas for
' ;? 'A the Compaaie. -
(Heel) Pl SpotiaL)
AUSTIN. Texas July It. Before tho
senate committee oa insurance statistics
aad history this afternoon a preliminary
bearing was ' given om the Hudspeth-Brachfleld-Wataon
bin to regulate the
conduct of fire and marine Insurance cre-
ate a State firs rating board and provide
penalties for violation of its rules. -
Eleven members of the committee sev-
eral insurance agents and officers of com-
panies from nearby cities and a delega-
tion from Taylor were present Tbe Tay-
lor committee appeared to protest against
the prohibitive rata demanded on risks
and the fact that many agents there re-
fuse to write Insurance under instructions
from homo offices pending the action of
the legislature regarding their status and
tbe disposition of .the proposed measure.
Brachneld In answer to numerous
questions - by his colleagues explained
the terms of ths bill. Especial stress waa
laid on Its purpose to fix a maximum
rate throughout the State letting com-
peting confpanles bid for business as low
aa they choose. Mr. Brachneld answered
the objection urged by Senator Veale that
the new law can not prevent tbe discrim-
ination claimed now to exist companies
fixing different rates for contiguous and
similar riaksiy saying that the bill la
a compromise measure intended to rive
the fire rating board power to maintain
the moot equitable condition possible un-
der all the circumstances. Mutual com-
panies unincorporated are required to
give a guarantee of their flnaaclal re-
sponsibility bv limiting them to tho
eounty of residence and demanding a
bond of $10000 to conduct buslnees out-
side the eounty. Senator Brachneld com-
mended this aa a safeguard for small
Insurers tn these minor corporations.
T. W. Maree of Taylor spoke for his
delegation composed of G. M. Booth W.
A. Barlow city attorney and O. H. Har-
ris secretary of the board of trade.
Mr. Marse said that rates are prohibi-
tive. Although tho fire prevention In
every way has steadily bettered the rate
haa increased 1n' ten years from $7 per
11000 valuation to 110 per 11000. Tbe
profit of companies on Taylor business
he said- hi 1W was fully 70 per cent
and that a rate of 11.80 Is now charged
on stock and building where $1 waa ths
former rate but the companies will not
even talk insurance at the increased rate
and have not written any insurance lo-
cally since the special session waa called.
After Mr. Marse made his statement.
I. Jalonlck of Dallas representing the
Commonwealth and Austin .companies
replied In detail to the Taylor situation
Mr. Jalonlck delivered himself of an
homily on the basic principles of insur-
ance and declared that most insurers do
not bear In mind that the premiums go
to pay the S per cent for loss. In answer
to Senator. H. B. Terrell's question why
rates were raised so suddenly In many
places be said aa many localities were
given reduced as high rates.
Between Chairman Hudspeth contend-
ing for a righting of the ''Injustice done
El Paso" In th ematter of exorbitant
insurance rates and the expert a rapid
crossfire of questions and answers occu-
pied most of the latter part of the hear-
ing. At 4 o'clock the committee was no-
tified of an executive session and ad-
journed to meet again tomorrow subject
to call during the aenate proceedings.
. assw '
JURY INDICTED Bv B. MYATT.
Tribunal Probed Death of His Wife
(Houston Pott Sptcial.)
FRANKLIN Texas July 17. The spe-
cial session of ths grand Jury which has
been In session for ths last two days In-
vestigating the killing of Mrs. B. B. Myatt
In this county last Friday adjourned to
day after returning an Indictment against
the deceased woman's husband B. B.
Myatt. Judge Scott Immediately an-
nounced that he would send the case to
Falls county with a request that it be
tried as soon as possible.
There Is much feeling here over the
case and a mass meeting of cltlsens made
demand upon Judge Scott that he give
Myatt a trial In Robertson eounty but
Judge Scott refused to do so. The case
will be formally transferred In the next
few days and an early trial Is hoped for
' GONZALES Texas July It The July
term of the district court adjourned at
11:10 o'clock today. - The following con-
victions were had: Adam Coleman charg-
ed with incest three years; T. C. Blair
charged with criminal assault six years:
J. S. Smith and S. J. Kelly oharged
Jointly with assault to murder four years
eaoh; August Mooney oharged with for-
gery (two cases) five years; Carl Bell
charged with theft over f50 two years.
Only one appeal waa taken that being tn
the case of T. C. Blair. F. M. Fly. Wil-
liam Kletne and Edward Lewis were ap-
pointed by the court as a finance com-
mittee to Investigate the financial con-
dition of Gonzales county and report at
the January term of the district court
RICHMOND TexaZ July 28. Another
complaint today waa lodged against Ben
Chambers one of the parties now tn Jail
charged with the theft of forty-eight head
of cattle which were stolen last week at
Guy and sold hi Wharton charging him
with the theft of a horse belonging to
Julius Nlchter a Bohemian. It la alleged
that the horse was stolen from the barbe
cue at I'lham July 4 and sold to Mr.
Clemmons of Bay City. Sheriff Winston
recovered the horse. His examining trial
Is set' for tomorrow.
LOCKHART Texas July 2S. The trial
of Ed Lewis charged with killing Lem
Moore several years ago. Is set for today.
The defendant Is represented by A. B.
Storey of San Antonio and J E. Pearce of
Lockhart while the district attorney la
assisted tn the prosecution by E. B. Coop-
wood of Lockhart. The case was tried
last spring and resulted In a hung Jury.
SUMMER NORMAL CLOSED.
Successful Eight Weeks Session
Was Held at Yoakum. s
(Houston Pott Sptcial.)
YOAKUM Texas July 28. The sum-
mer normal which has been In progress
here for the past eight weeks closed to-
day after a most successful session both
In point of attendance and in satisfactory
work accomplished. Ths enrollment
. TEAGUE Texas July St. Tbe negro
summer normal school that has been in
session for six neiks will close tomorrow.
It has been prc1untio of much good.
Many teach-rs of Kn-t stone and adjoin-
ing counties aiunded
A CHAUTAUQUA ASSOCIATION
Has Been Formed by the Young-
" - Men of Palacios.
i ''- (Houston Pott Sptcial.) .
PALACIOS Texas July '. Sevual of
the young men of the town have organ
Ised tho Palacios Chautauqua associa-
tion having for Its object a study class
a lyceum course and a summer Chautau-
; que assembjffsrrahgements are being
maae to &w-urt iycum course tor tne
winter. I John Tl. lie gun is leadvri O. L.
Batemnh. " iri W. Berrv. treas-
urer; Mrs. H. i. Palmer librarian and
John H. f president. Gears W.
Bhermsa. l. u t imp Charlea-Harrlmanv
. X Gray and Mrs. P. A
is executive ooaualtteet
I- ' 1 i -'.".'.
Of course. This is the time ;
for hot weather. It's also
time to look into the matter
of. providing yourself with;
You'll find them here now
Bought at about 50 cents
on the dollar and selling
at these little prices:
$20 Suits $13.5(1
$25 Suits $16.50
$30 Suits $19.50
Stite' Libor Departmeot Wants to
j Obtalo Statistics.
BLANKS BEING FORWARDED
Department Declares Belief Var
ranted the Number of Unlearned
Crafts Beoetred Twice
the Salaries. '
(Jlouston pa SptciaO
AUSTIN Texas July The State
labor department Is exerting every fcffort
to secure from the public school teachers
of Texas complete Information as to their
salaries savings and working conditions.
To this end blanks ars being forwarded to
some of tho teachers; others will be sent
out Just aa soon as tt Is ascertained
whether or not the teaehers will take an
active Interest tn what the department
of labor to trying to do for them.
In case the teachers take hold of the
department's plan the rolls of the Btate
department of education may be used as
mailing lists for tbe forwarding . of
The department of labor already haa
enough information aa to the salaries re-
ceived by the teachers tn warrant ths be-
lief that there are a number of the un-
learned crafts that receive more than
twice the average salary of teachers.
Texaa ' however. Is ahead of many
States In the matter of payment of Its
The findings of the department of labor
will be made public. Blanks will bs for-
warded to teachers upon request.
Unions Would Hear Him
Next labor Say.
(Houtltu Put SPtciaO
AUSTIN Texas juiy . tlon. O. B.
Colquitt Is receiving invitations from la-
bor organisations through the Btate to
address them on Labor Day which Is the
first Monday tn September. Owing to the
fact that the unions of Fort Worth were
first to send in their Invitation Mr. Col-
quitt haa decided to go to that city on
the day mentioned.
Austin News Briefs.
(Jlouston Pott Sptcial.)
AUSTIN Texas July 31 Assistant
Attorney General Caldwell today approv-
ed for registration (35000 Itasca Indepen-
dent school district bonds 10-eOs at S
per cent. Also (1000 Allen Independent
school district 20-tOs at S per cent and
ktu.uuo iavalia county road and bridge
10-40s at 6 per cent.
Tax Collector Ellis of Dallas and Bherlff
C K Norwood of Rusk were here tody
on business with the comptroller's de-
partment. Governor Approved Inscription.
V (Houston Post Sptcial.)
AUSTIN Texas July SI Pompeo Cop-
pint the Kan Antonio sculptor who waa
here today secured the governor's ap-
proval of the Inscriptions to be placed
upon the Sam Houston monument at
Huntsvllle. Copplnl leaves at once for
New York to have the tablet cast In
bronie and to superintend the work be-
ing done on the bronie figure to surmount
the Hood's brigade monument
Comal County Tax Boll.
(Houston Post Stccial.)
AUSTIN. Texas July 28. The county
tax roll of Comal waa rerelved showing
taxable values of $5937858 aa compared
with $577.7S4 for last year. This Is the
first county tax roll received by the comp-
BEKNICK DIED OF LNJUBIES.
Left Ann Pulled Out of Socket by
(Houston Post Sptcial.) : ;
8 HERMAN. Texas July 28. Cicero
Bennlck. about 42 years of age died her
this morning from injuries receive rat
Howe' yesterday afternoon. Mr. Bennlck
was caught' In the belting of the- Uowd
Oraln und Mercantile company mill and'
elevator his left arm being pulled out of
the socket and other Injuries. ;
DENTON Texas July it. Hon.. A. (J
Owsley of (his city was severely burned
lsst night at Ms Tesldenee by the- explo-
sion of an aoefcylene gas plant. HlSyaVms
face and chest .were very badly turned
and only by a. miracle waa "his eyesight
kr'J. Neighbors were hastllv called and
exLiigutshed tlie flames. of what seemed
to be a bad fire .'.- :: ':.;-
TEMPLk Texas ' July 48.1-w ! ".
Blackburn; aged t years wag a victim
EOLD IS TEXAS BT THE
of a serious accident yesterday aflernv
The horse Iw was driving beeon
frightened at an automobUe. ran av
and turned the wagon over catching t
driver underneath. He suffered the fix.
ture of three rlbd In addition-tn interr
Injuries and numerous bad bruises.
COliMXBCIAL CLV3 TLLKT
Citizens of San. Benito Hare I
. fected Crgnuiisation.. -
(Houston P Spocial. i '
SAN BENITO Texas July ST. Lr
night thirty tttssna of San Benito r
tn tho lobby of the hew office bulla
of the San Benito Land and. Water c
pany for the purpose of discussing t
practicability of organising a edmm
clal club for this town. Tho eonsen"
of opinion-was so unanimous that when
poll waa made to determine what amn
of money could to raised ' the aum
12100 was pledged io venty-two xnimu
Thus encouraged tne eitlaena pre-
proceeded with the organization of a p-
manont club that la to be Ineorporsr
under the law of the State. Commlti
were appointee to look after the van.
details incident to organisation and to c
cure a competent aecr"ry. Meet In
to be held at frequent uitervals to Aw
matters of Interest pertaining to .the i
building of San Benito In particular a
the country adjacent in general.
Louisiana Youth Aided Aged . I
and Gets $10000.
(Assoeiatti Prom Ktpor..)
HOMER La. July St. An act of klr. '
ness which was rendered' to s an ss
stranger six years ago hag brought a re-
ward of $10000 to J. T. Allen a your
man of Homer. While traveling In Ten
aa AUen met an elderly man tn look l r -out
for whose baggage tbe former prof-
fered his services. On parting comiw
with Allen the old man took his r
and address with Hie declaration:
may some day be I 'Med for your kino -
ness io a imnKr
Allen was yes
yers of his fonr-r
d by' law-
death ana tnat t i
110000 to him as "
slBted an aged maa v
eral years ago" .
' Center Newt Not
(Routton Pott Sptcial.) "V
CENTER Texas. July1 IT.-J. .vAau
son and T. O.1 Davis have formed' a part-
nership for the practice of law and are
opening up an office over. J. C Sogers'
drug store. V '
Work has begun on tho eonstrnetfon of
a nice cottage for T. iJ. Franklin ia the
Blount addition t - -
Mr. Elliott's aew homo on SheJbyvtne
street io almost completed. . sf s ;
;A most comfortal
f i and stylish f
. Bceeh.:of 73c 1
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