The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 352, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 22, 1917 Page: 6 of 14
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Htuston Texas Thursday March 22 1117.
THE M NEALUS EISOIUTION
The adoption of the McNealus concurrent
molution calling a constitutional conven-
Jion his brought up au interesting queatlon.
H U whether such a reaolutlon can become
iffsctlve without the governor'e approval.
Soma of the legislators are confident that
lbs f ove mor a approval la not neceeaary and
JX la aald that If he ahould Veto it the mat-
tec will go to ih courts
' - Article 4. section 15. of the Constitution of
Every order rcolulion or vole to which
Iht concurrence of bo'h houses of the Irgis-
Isture may be nrcrary rscept on questions
- . ef adjournment shall be presented to 'he
governor and. bctore it shall take '"ft-
shall be approved by him ; or being dn-
' proved shall be rrpad by both homes and
at! the rules provision nd limitations hil
apply thereto prescribed in the list prc-
: eetjinj section In the case of a bill.
1 This language seems to be very plain and
It certainly supports the contention of those.
"wso claim the governor's approval to auch
a resolution U necessary to make it effec-
tive. - At for the policy Involved that la a differ
nt question Senator McNealua baa long
advocated a new constitution because 'he be-
- liovesthat the present organic-law no longer
responds adequately 'to. the needa of the
ttste. With this view The Post ia In hearty
X new constitution ia needed in Texas for
ihe reason that the Texas of today la en-
'airalir AWmnt tmm the Texaa of 1875. and
the prog reai and development of the State
inlght be greatly advanced If a convention
could undertake the task of formulating a
htw constitution without the prohibition
question dominating Ita deliberations.
The Post bellevea that some way ought
to be devised to separate the general ques-
"tlon of a new constitution and the prohibi-
Those members or citizens who merely de-
tire the convention aa a means of obtaining
Inhibition have probably not considered the
many obstacles that would be encountered.
It la recognized by all intelligent and ob-
servant citizens that there must bo another
Tote .on the prohibition issue. Just as it Is
.Vecegulied by many pros and an Us alike
.that independent of the prohibition issue a
tjew constitution is needed.
' The Post knows very well that if a con-
. Tendon were assembled under the terms of
the McNealus resolution nothing would be
'-considered except the prohibition question.
'That la to say. the convention would pass
. VPOB very other subject under deliberation
purely with respect to Its influence upon the
f. To be fair there would be pro members
Who might vote against a highly desirable
proposal if they thought ita Inclusion In the
new instrument might militate against pro-
hibition. The antis would be governed by
similar considerations and thus what the
'State really needa might be defeated simply
because the unfettered judgment of mem-
Jiera could not be obtained upon such pro-
- poult on their merits merely.
There seems to be no way to limit the
scope of a convention's endeavors by legis-
lation. It occurs to The Post therefore that
better results would be possible If Jhe pro-
hibition question were disposed of first and
- then with the way thus clear a convention
might be assembled with a fair prospect of
rendering substantial service to the State.
THE FREE PASS BELL
' The confusion attending the passage of
the bill relating to free passes Is auch that
possibly there will have to he some legal
Opinion forthcoming to settle the question
of its validity.
Anyway the bill as enacted. If we under-
stand It is not likely to pzpve satisfactory In
It permits the governor lieutenant gov-
ernor. State officials and the members of the
legislature to enjoy the privilege of receiv-
ing and using free passes.
The author of the bill utterly failed to
grasp the philosophy of the free pass ques-
tion; and that is shown 'by the provision
Which limited such privilege to f smajl and
' The anti-free pass agitation started years
ego. It was backed by a certain quantity
of earnest conviction not very much. There
was much more demagogy and hypocrisy
; The fever struck congress end very many
.Of the Stae legislatures and the Implica-
tion was that the railroads bad been corrupt-
ing the sources of legislative power because
bf this very insidious form of prtvelege.
' - Att a matter of fact the. free pass system
fell at the skillful manipulation of the. rail-
roads themselves because the system bad
been abused to the point of seriously affect-
ing their revenues.
. - Bat the law went tp the point where a
railroad could not utllize its own facilities In
a -perfects legitimate way.
' Jo douBt the law has been evaded in many
tespoctst all super-virtuous laws srs.
Bat why dldnt the legislature simply rt
tb law and leave tb matter entirely
within the discretion of the railroad T ' That
would havt been just as sensible and ranch
wore courageous. Moreover it would not
h'aVo 'gasds the ' jnsttojr'; a) ' political liu
gtte'?.:j. ' ' :y:f'-;- r: .i'S
' Ag tbo lw states t. It is now optioMl
nrltk tm rUroada wbethtir thar sluiriiTOr
ftat oflcltls gold lsfislstorB.- Whr sot 1st
it reinain; optional with ths JJro4 on-
ffrrt man . who holds on of tie pScei
farsrod will hive the pack of outs o Ml
trail aeit year and we shall have all ma
ivi w nw w w
aer at demagog ipouted again.
There Is no defense for giving State of.
fleers and legislators privileges on the rail
roads that private cltlaena may not enjoy.
To oaaert that there Is simply belittles and
contemns private cttlnenshlp. And that l
the view that private citizens are. going to
lake to say ndthlng ef the offlreseekers who
Mre trying to scrouge the Ins out
Wo view the matter purely lu an academic
sense. It the repeal of the law were desir-
able. It ought to Have been swept out To
except a favored class merely invites another
unalsught by the outs.
THE PEOPLE AflD THE IB MONEY.
What must be regarded as the outstand
lng feature of the regular session of the legla
Isture which terminated yesterday la the
great addition to the State's expenses. No
doubt many critics will call it an extrava
gant legislature. Just what the aggregate
will be. however will not be known until
the called session to convene next month
finishes the general appropriation bill and
it is finally sifted by the governor.
Sanely and broadly considered however
most of these extraordinary appropriations
are meritorious. Many of them ought to
have been made years ago. ' Asaumlng that
the money they carry will be economically
and judiciously expended the results will be
greatly beneficial to the State.
The greater part of these appropriations
are for educational development 'and Texas
is still far behind many commonwealths In
the matter of educational facilities.
The f2.000.000 or $1000000 a year for
rural schools is altogether worth while. The
fenerous sums for additional buildings and
dormitories at the various State institutions
of higher learning were needed to extend
their facilities to meet the ever Increasing
demand upon them. The bill to expand the
facilities of the Agricultural and Mechanical
college by adding other units to the system
will materially increase the usefulness of
that great Institution.
The appropriationa for additional facilities
at the various eleemosynary institutions are
commendable and preceding legislatures
have through their neglect made it neces-
sary for the present legislature to provide
Tbua it will be seen that considerable
sums appropriated by the legislature are in
the nature of permanent inveetments since
I hey are for the extension of plants already
in existence and the building of new institu
Suppose therefore that the total .to be
raised by taxes during the next two years
does reach the sun of $:5000000. That Is
not an excessive sum for a wealthy State
like Texas containing as it does 6.000.000
people and taxable values approximating
13000.000000. It is a per capita charge of
$2.69 a year surely not an excessive charge
when we reflect that the Federal per capita
ia now $16 per annum with $6 per capita
of this coming ss a single year's increase.
As for the distribution of the burden prob-
ably half the entire sum will be paid by the
dozen most populous counties of the State.
The rural counties will continue to draw
more from the treasury for public educa-
tion alone than they pay In ad valorem and
school taxes combined.
It must not be forgotten that Texas is
rapidly increasing in population and wealth.
The demands upon all the Institutions are
growing rapidly and these demands must be
met year by year. As for the rural schools
there will remain much to be done even
after the million a year for their improve-
ment be doubled.
The State and local governments are those
which deal most intimately with the life
and wellbelng of our people. Rely upon the
Federal government as we may we can not
expect It to discharge the commonplace func-
tions that concern us most The legislature
may have appropriated some money unneces-
sarily but on the whole these extraordinary
appropriations are meritorious and will be-
stow great and lasting . benefts upon the
It isn't the total that counts most but
the purposes for which the money Is appro-
priated and the good Judgment with whioh
the expenditures are made.
Measured by this standard the work of
the legislature Is to be commended. It has
In reality been a progressive legislature In
spite of all the drawbacks that were en-
countered. SOME POSTSCRIPTS.
Geologists have estimated that one deposit of
soda in British East Airica contains more than
200000000 font. '
A new electric power station in the Siamese
city of Bangkok will use the refuse from rice
milling for furl.
An Englishman is the inventor of a hydraulic
brake for aujomobiles that acts upon four wheels
of a car at oace. ;
European scientists are trying to determine and
establish an international standard of strength and
purity for radium.
Some German peat when dried contains" 45
per cent of carbon and has nearly half the heat-
ing value of coal. 1
A fly swatter that resembles a pistol and is
operated by a trigger has been patented by its
A curved - framework of wire loops has . been
invented to enable a player to hold a hand of
By turning the shade on a new electric fix-
ture four degrees of illumination can be obtained
or the light extinguished.
An inventor has brought out a tent with a
frame so shaped that it can be used as a garage
with very little waste of room.
"Poor Yoricky VVs Knew Him Wsll. -(from
the Birmiiham Aft-Htrald)
At any rate a gentleman whose initials .are
W. J. B.. will sever be nominated for the prcci-
Banking on High Price of Eggs?
(from Ik Bollimort Snn.)
. .La Follette says At's going to deliver that tm-
aelivertd speech throughout the country.
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.'-. Excuso.U While Wo Lsu.h! -' .
v Villa seeds hi word ef bvnor that he's against
the kaiser and will defend the continent against
tavsaiosj.(;vi1jf:.f wifey-j ;
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Early Morning Observation
ha MumM. hiannitiAn
' V . V OIOROK M. AlUaty. '
'' The cable aayi Mr. Nicholas Remanoff has sot
decided whether he will make his home in -Pen
marfc or Switzerland. Well if matters have got-
ten that far we take pleasure In inviting kfaa
te snake kia home in Houston and our aecom
medating real estate agents would like to corre1
pond with him about property.
Thy say Ohio may have a food dictator. 1 Any
kind of tater will do us.
When Mr. Reed scattered throughout this re-
gion the knowledge bow to make good biscuits
aha towed crop that will bring harvests of joy
hcreafter.v When the good biscuit fields art ripe
all ready to ibarvttt old masculinity will coiqe
i'p with its appetite and demand the name ef the
arirl who stood at llie even door
Dancing -would not b so bad if the girli would
do a little more ef it atound the kitchen stove
Another member of the reichstag is urging de
mocracy for Germany. We believe it would bring
peace to ' Germany. Surely thp democracy that
would enable the Germans to fatten in lb post
offices is better than the present republicanism
that causes them to starve in the trenches.
In other words T. R. thinks the United States
ia at war with the Inemy doing all the fight
Somebody in Brenham ha forwarded a pack
age of carrot seed to this colyum. but w can't
be converted into a pessimist that way. The
trying-tire chickens are singing like mocking
birds in the vicinity of Houiton and everything
s sunshin and flowers here.
A patriot's slogan is' "Let me have the office
and the emolument and I care not who pays the
Here we are in the beginning of the season
of bride-elects. Let us entreat these beautiful
and charming creatures to get inaugurated a
soon as possible stick to -the job courageously
and not be candidates for rebride-e lection too
Thoe who love genuine fun ought to get grand
stand boxes for the spectacle of Mexico retaking
'Do you know he would take you to the theater
oftener if it cost less?" asks Mary . Walter
u: the dear little girls. And do you know dear
jfirl. that he would take supper at your home
oftrnr if you would cook the vittlrs and invite
Paradoxical as it may term spring skirts
though not so high asthe winter skirts cost con-
Houston in her majesty and beauty givfs uuite
as much welcome to her five returning members
ui the legislature as she dors farewell and good
wiihts to Joe Eagle Dan Garrett and Jeff : Mc-
I.tmore her three departing congressmen.
A much as we hate the tightwad we hand it
10 him for his ability to keep on terms of In-
timacy with turnips tatrrs onions and eggs.
Wc suppose the pious -members will include
in thrir confession VYe have parsed those bilk
which we ought not to have passtd and we have
left un passed those bills which we ought to have
passed and there is no health in us.
It looks as if the Germans were quitting France
hut it would take expert surveyor to tell where
those prosperous cities and towns used to stand.
One Texas legislator says in the event of war
Bryan will enlist. Why not organize a bazoo
rquid with Bryan in command and send it aoross
to talk the Germans tp death. That would be
uncivilized warfare wouldn't it ?
Governor Jim Cox declared that in the event of
a railroad strike he would have seized the Ohio
railroads and operated them. There's a gov-
ernor with the vUcerac. .
Xor are we absolutely certain that our influ-
ence is strong enough to keep a spring-loving
people from "taking 'em off" but we beg them
to remember that our peach crop has not yet had
its annual killing. Beware.
If only enough Germans have paid thrir poll
tax to carry the country democratic. That will
settle the war and "accommodate" the ends of
peace. Jar Willie loose boys.
T. R. wants to send an expeditionary force to
fight in the European trenches at once. An ex-
peditionary force is not going to be dispatched
to Europe expeditiously if we are any judge of
cornstalks and carrotieed.
Not fewer than 1500 patriots of Harris county
will become notaries public The job of notary
doesn't pay much but it is an office thank the
Ird. and our boys will take it.
Dtspite all the trouble that Eve and her daugh-
ters have given the world we believe it is gen-
erally admitted that the he element would raise
tj great deal of trouble if any attempt were made
;o withdraw them.
Congressmen ought to stand the gaff with pa-
tirnre and equanimity. It is absolutely J rue that
we privateers In citizenship enjoy gaffing them
almost as much as they enjoy office.
Woman's beauty' and charm count for very
much in establishing- her popularity but as a
matter of fact her patience is being imposed on
and enduring other forms of abuse attest her kin-
ship with divinity.
Hereafter it may be known as "The L'nited
States of Russia." Gee but that ought to be
music in the ears of a true democrat whether
his name ends in "vitch" "ski" "off" or "nsk."
It seems to us that the future observations of
our government to General Carranza should be
couched in plain monosyllabic English with a
dash of dam in'it and all the diplomatic guff en-
tirely omitted. 1
Personally we do not want to lick Germany.
We would prefer to gather her to our bosom as
a hen gathereth her brood but she won't stand
for it. The terrible consequences she will have
Congress will assemble in extra session on
April a and it 1 looks very much to us as if the
new members art going to have an opportunity
to experience the delights of Washington's sum-
The Easlsr Wsy.
(Frdbi Iht Portland Ortgonian.)
The back-to-the-kitchen movement should re-
ceive an impetus from the difference between the
modern kitchen and those is which our grand
mothers used to -work. There is a great advance
!rotn the old-fashioned stove which was constant-
y ftd with wool r ceal and the modern gas or
lcrric stew ; the kitchen cabinet saves
many s stts aM aluminum utensils are kept clef a
Much mora easilv than those of topper or irosr.
The modern' homtwife has a. picnie compared.
its r granamotner. . - v .r ' M j
iniA nnnr wmmtirannM
V JUDO MOKTIMtH LEWIS. V Vr
The spring it there I Itsew Itcauts the ftreel
are full ef sap I haow because- the kids are out
instead of in my lap aakinjc t to. tall theni a
tale ef fairy times and things Use princesses
had princes toe sad dragons with huge wings.
They leave me with as empty lap and rtto out'
doors te play and I can read sr I can smoke er
I can hit th bay or I can so sad chase myself
hey do not care a whit what I do 0fl do sot
do doat matter not a bit. The leaves are sew
green on each bush and . on the swaying trees
nnd little children with red tips sad rounded
dimpled knees are out and gone to romp Ind
run beneath the. aaure skits 'way ever there
(.gaintt the hill they look like butterflies. They
do not come however much A cell te them or
ivlih 'I (tiets I'll dig a worm or two and hike
away and fish. '
(Reprinted by Request.)
I wisht I was a little boy and I could have
A reg'lar shootin' gun like boys and' make the
rabbits ran I
And hunt a deer perhaps and shoot a bear or
snoot a duck
Rut I am only just a girl and girls don't have
no luck I
I do not want to play with dolls I went to
climb up trees I
And go out wading with the beys and to catch
Like boys do and play out till dark before I
come on home
And not have a west hair that hurts when I
look at a comb.
Boys have most alt the fun there is; last night
up on my bed
I got up to the hetd ef It tnd stood right on
my head I
But just a-restin' my two feet up where the wall
was at I
I don't believe there's any boy can beat me do
ing that I '
And yesterday I skinned the" cajt in our yard
on our tree v
When I was all alone and there waa no one
there to see ;
And there was a nail in the tree and so I tore
And I am quite sn actressbat but no one ever
So what's the use of doing things when I am
just a girl ?
My mother saya Km lucky just because my hair
will curl I
But she says I'm a tomboy and she don't want
me to climb
She wants me to sit down and be all startehed up
all the time
And hold my doll" tnd say "Yes mom" each
lime I answer her
And when my father speaks to me I have to say
And if I was a little boy I could climb trees
And maybe if I was a boy I'd get a shootin'
But I don't think I'd shoot a deer they are
such pretty things
And I would hate to shoot a duck and maybe
break its wings
Or kill it maybe and then it could never sing
Like it docs when it goes " Quack-quack I " The
boy that lives ntxt door
Says he would shoot a bear and he would take
its skin off too
With a sharp knife I But that would be an awful
thing to do I
I would not kill a single thing or even break
Like the boys seem to like to do. The boys are
THERE ARE FEW THINGS THAT
WOULD NOT DO FOR "A VERY
Dear Mr. Lewii: Not long ago appeared in the
columns of The Houston Post your poem entitled
Only a Girl. This like all others I clipped
for my future records. But in some way I have
lost this special noem and will certainly appre
ciate it if you will at my request though a very
small girl I am have same reprinted in the
Post Thanking you for the above favor I re-
nain yours sincerely 1
I sit me at the day's decline beneath my water
melon vine and bust me one across my knees
and while I there recline at ease I hide my face
and gulp and gulp and get outside the rose-pink
pulp ; atiJ shoot the seeds north east and west
and never close my face and rest while still an
ice- cold melon's left ; but when of melons I'm
bereft and when tq gawm there's no more chance.
I wipe my wet hands on my pants and lay my
sweet face in my lap and settle down to take a
nap. with my feet tucked beneath my arms safe
from disturbance and alarms. In the old days
so far away I did not always eat that way ; one
time when I went out t6 call my hostess brought
me down the halt a slab of melon pink and great
reposing on a dinner plate snd I sat there and
with a spoon I ate the very heart of June out of
that melon sitting there in that old-fashioned
rocking chair ; I ate and ate and ate nnd ate' and
as I ate juice fitted the plate and then I rocked
and I declare the juice slopped out and filled
he chair t as I. might know the Juice would do!
and my Palm Beach pants werk wet through and
still I tat and laughed and joked and stilt in
melon juice I soaked I And stifl I tat I I dared
not rise and let the wet spot catch the eyes of
my fair hostess and het friends and well right
here the story ends. Now when I see a melon
rind it brings my sorrow back to mind and when
I want to take a chance at one I think of Paltri
Beach pants and now In country lane or town
I eat my melon lying down. -r'd by Rt-
qnesl. v . 1
CATCH THIS JUDD.
Among other good things we are promised' by
Which make us feet tickled and happy to
As a proof that the Gods feel most kindly unto us
We're soon to have wjth ut Judd Mortimer Lewis.
Sure 'we get you Old Men and oh March at
You will hear . the loud click at we come in
your gate; . s
You must hear us talk flrts then mutt sleep
ut ana eat us
And we want all . our friends to meet ut at
-. 1 . GONE; .
The early bird that cam te town
Anted of 111 tte tiying drove .
la now parading up end down
. - In tnerts te get sear a stove. . .
CAtrte Ldf in Y$ttovn Ttltfram.
The 'rly worm that ete to tewn . v'
- In answer te our heart-ftit wishing
No mere is ambling up gad down .
' We found it and. wf took it fishing.
WeARE TO BE -WITk'PaiENDS. : '
r have- last had. a delightful visit from my
friends Mr. and Mrs. R. C Young of Francitas
who dropped in to notify me that I m to be
their guest 00 the occasion of my vitlt to Frtn-
erue ntxt Wednesday. I tertajniy d meet all
1 TV- .t.i. Jt.ir' tkt- Awsti Irate- .aetTt la. a.LW.
1 Wgf M wJf vvawwasj Nw BSJ vie f nss Hi ) tall
I tt-es to havtttd it Blinn iftmorUI college is
Brenham; put sow I dassesjt go there. The maa
np stair made me call It the '"Blum" Memorial
college yesterday . . . V- '
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The R1 : Names arid :MdiiuiTn6: Senator
Austin. Texas. March Jl-The people of Texaa
fare naturally interested In the men who .have
spent the peat ten weeki er it passing lawi tot
their benefit at atetsben of the Ttaaa legisla-turt-r-the
thirty-fifth body ef that kind that hat
ever assembled in this State That Interest does
not die with the patting of the regular Kisloe
for It it well known that then tame men will
again b called to Austin on or about April 6
to naaa other lesnslatlon which bai not .bees
enacted during the regular session. And there
Is a hint that atlll another called session way be
convened if there be promise that (he people'i
business will receive in It that attention wnies
it necessary for the passage of good laws.
The senate la composed of thirty-one. men at
every school boy knows. They range la. age from
jS to 67. .They make their livings in eight ou-
fereat nccupationa. And they belong severally
and Individually to five different religious dt
aAIM I ft at tittf.
Like every other legislative body which hat
assembled tn this country tor many a year
senate la composed largely of lawyers. Seven-
teen of itt members are practicing -attorneys.
Newspaper men are second in the list of occupa-
tions represented.' No fewer than five senators
arc editors. There are two real citate men one
grain and live etock dealer one phyaician one
stockman one tbttractor end one farmer.
There are other men who carry on etock raiting
at tide linet to the important business of their
lives. There are other men who farm a little
on the aide. But the two counted above art
those who place farming in the one case and
stock raising in the other at the'' job on which
their living depends. .
There are nine Methodists in the senate ten
men who belong to no church three Baptists four
Presbyterians three Episcopalians and two of
whose religious belief this scribe is not informed.
Senator John Morgan Henderson of Dainger-
field represents the First district in the Texas
tenate. He it a native Texan is 48 years 01
age; haa been a member of the lower house a
presidential elector; ana was ptesiacni 01 m
school board for .twelve years. He is A lawyer
and a member of the Methodist church. As
president pro. tern of the senate he has been of
much service to that body being ene of the best
presiding officers it haa had in many a day.
Senator Lnarles Rlcnard Moyd ot Annona rep-
resents the Second district. He is editor of the
Annona News. Waa a school teacher four years
before entering newspaper work. Is greatly in
terested in educational and good roaas legisla-
tion. Wat born in 1881 in Red River county
and is a member of the Baptist church.
Senator Flavius Marion Gibson of the Third
district makes his home in Bonham where he
is in the real estate and loan business. He waa
horn about the year i849 and ia a member of
the Methodist church. Hat served as school
superintendents of Fannin county and as member
of the State democratic executive committee.
Senator George William Dayton of Valley
View represents the Fourth district. He was
born in Illinois forty-nine' years ago came to
Texas in 1877 is a graduate of A. A M. college.
is a Methodist and a lawyer. -
Senator Richard Edwin Westbrook of Wolfe
City represents the Fifth district. He is a law
yer and a Methodist. Wat born in Mississippi.
Attended the common schools and the East Texas
normal. Was a member of the house and has
twice been elected to the senate.
The Sixth .district is rr-resented by Senstor
I.m. riavtnn MrNrahi. of Dallas. He is 67
years ot age ana net speni .ne ocuer pen "
that time doing real service. lor tne people ne
regards the constitutional convention resolution
which he. introduced in the present senate and
which has been finally pasted as his chief labor
for Texas in this legislature. He is a Catholic
and a newspaper man.
Senator William David Suiter ot Winnsooro
reoresents the Seventh district. He is a lawyer
and is 45 years of age. Wat born in Illinois but
has been in Texas thirty-tive years ana Knows
his wav around. He is a Methodist. Served as
county clerk of Wood county five years and was
mayor of Winnsboro the same length of time.
Senator. Alonzo Abner Smith of Henderson
represents the Eighth district. He Is a native
Texan and 47 years of age. Is in the rral es-
tate and insurance business. Was a county clerk.
Taught school fourteen years. Is a farmer and
a member of the Missionary Baptist church Be
longs to numerous fraternities. Is the father of
:en children and It still young.
The Ninth district is represented by Senstor
Archie Clyde Reborns of Athens. He is a native
Texan and u years of age. Is a Presbyterian
an ex-student of the University of Texas and
servrd in the lower house before he was jo years
of age. In grain and live stock business.
senator James Monroe AldeMice comes trom
Waxahachie in the Tenth district. He was county
superintendent of public Instruction then served
three terms in the houte. .Was bom in Tennes
see and educated at Clinton college of Kentucky.
Is a Methodist and 54 years of age.
. Senator. Augustus Rounsaville McCotlum of
Waco represents the Eleventh district. He is 67
years of age and is an Episcopalian. Is editor
of the Waco Tribune. Never went to school more
than a year in "his entire Jife and has lived in
Waco forty-two years serving his city and- his
State faithfully and well during all that time.
Senator tdmund Anaerson JUecnerd jr of
Franklin represents the Twelfth district. He is
a native Texan. 41 years of age arid k Methodist.
Makes his living out of real estate- ana farming.
Was in the Thirty-fourth house. Was assistant
State superintendent of education' under F. M.
Bralley. A graduate of the University of Texaa.
Senator James lefferson Strickland of Pales
tine represents 'the lucky Thirteenth. He was
horn In lexas thirty-tour yeara ago. it a law-
yer and a graduate of the University of Texaa.
Wat in the Thirtieth and Xhirty-flrit houses.
Waa countv -attorney of Anderson count v four
years. It a bachelor a prohibitionist snd a suf-
District No. 14 is represented by . Senator
Stephen Marion King of Beaumont. He it an
attorney a Methodist and a native Texan. Was
member of the Thirtieth house from Nacog-
doches county. It 38 years old and believes in'
hit district and its people with all his heart.
Senator William Luther Dean "of Huntsvitle
represents the Fifteenth district. He is 5 years
BY DR. PRANK CRANE.
There is an eternity in all goodness.
beauty whether .of spirit of of matter it im-
About every great And power-charged person
ality gather legends of .his-coming again. Man-
kind fecit -that there' is something in greatness
that 'can not die-.; t v s;.: ;'
So Arthgr "R ejuondam Rexque uturul"
abides in Avllios to hi healed ef bit wound and
"men say that hi shall come again and he shall
win the holy cross" sain Edwrd MeCurdy ; and
to Charlemagne; and Barbareasa sleeping Irt bis
mo np lain fastness they will awaken legends aay
In the hour of need. v--..'''-t :
Amodg tne Attecs the belief .persisted through
centuries that the Fair Gd would come sgairi. . '
: Tha - Romans dreamed of the return of Bo.
mului. ; And io the eafly Church the belief wat
atrhab Hat the crucified Oh wis toon to an-.
pear Igfi" ettablish His earthly kingdom
all theteT faiths li tore of truth. For
rUi .Main. s T; : ; ' . ' :V -..;'
f i at marysKmt wers pr tne ureexe wft oe-
rtroyed yet its broken frtementt ; became in
frsnce the teed of )the Rmiinre. . -.
A t"-f -" r 1 ' ' ' ' r'
iihhiiiki' in 11 miij ;
1 i -s i V. f T.'rwL.f . i i rW-.v 3
atuZr .l . rTwit.a.ass.1. tt GMr-Ctowtif
Served ae eounry attorney sad was i ths .
i .1. r ... !.. i.i.i....a . tUlanea to ISS
Uethodi.1 rkurrV Is tW owner of acvaral firmi .
tad is particularly Interested in agriculture. eA
The Sixteenth ditrrict Is represented by Sen-
ator Rlenxl Melville Johnston of Houaton. -Ben-
ator Johnston is editor ot Jpe nouswu rv ;
a Preebvterian. Waa horn In Georgia In lJ. 1
He it the only present senator who Hewed Vw - .
Confederate army and he hat nnanlmoualy lieen ..
selected as Special Delegate of Honor trom the
senate of the Thlrtyflfth lagialaturt 1 to the Con.
leoerare jvtunton 10. o niu w v
May . r .
District No. if" it repreiented by Senator Wll- V
Ham Lucius Hall of Wharton. 5enater rtau wat
county attorney trom-jaoo to 1900. -. .
k.. .1 k. Tt.lr.u.tklrJ tiAiua until the death of
Senator Kaufman of Galveston. He waa elected
fto the vacancy. He ia natlv Texan and la
the- only (member of the aenate commutes w -
civil jurisprudence who waa opposed to the fa-
meua io and who brought In a minority report f
again it the passage of that bill -
Senator Isaac Edgar uarn 01 ocnuienourg rxp-
retentt the Eighteenth dtstrict and also the niedl-
cal profession in the Thirty-fifth senate. He was
horn in Texas fifty-six yeara ago.' Graduate of
Jefferson Medical college at Philadelphia Pa.
Ill also a civil engineer. Inclfnei toward the
Senator Paul De Wift Pass of Battrpp repre
sents the Nineteenth district. ' He waa born In
Alabama in 1868 and came to Texas when three
Lyears of age. He is a lawyer and waa county
attorney of Bastrop county irom ibob 10 iv-
County judge from 1904 to 1908. Filled ""y
offices. of honor in the democratic party of hie
section. AVas a delegate from the Nineteenth
district to the democratic convention in Denver
in 1908. Was dejegsie a: large to the democratic
national convention at St.'Louit. Is president of
the Citisens' State bank at Bastrop. ' '
Smlr Willrr Ilnurlaii Caldwell ei IBS
Twentieth district is a lawyer an cx-atudent. tf .
ih. i:nturitw tit tii. inn ia it vnn 01 u.
He served as represenutive in the Thirty-fourth
lrlilitnr. Senator Caldwell la a close student
ot atate anaira ana it proua 01 uie iaci m u
was born in Texas.
g 1 s( I v l put ell I at kuiumuwu v J wvs m
lime. Alnvsius Harlev ef Sesruin who waa born
in this State thirty-four years ago. He grad
uated from the University of Texaa and it an at-
torney. Hat served' at county attorney ef
Guadalupe county two terms. Member of the
senate In the Thirty-third Thirty-fourth and
Senator John Halifax Bailey of Cuero It from
the Twenty-second district. He is a lawyer.
Served as representative in the Twenty-fourtB
Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth legislatures. Wat
presidential messenger conveying the Texas vote - j
to Washington in 1901. Filled the unexpired
term of Senator Murray in the Thirty-third and
was elected to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth
District No. Mi it represented by Senator
Archer Pair of Benavides. He is n Episco-
palian. When he is not in Austin attending to
the people's business he is raising cattle of the
better kind. . He has served as county commis-
sioner hts been a member of tne State executive
committee several yeara and is one of the best.
informed men in the senate.
Senator Carlos Bee of San Antonio ia from the
Twenty-fourth district. He is a lawyer and a
member of the Episcopal church. . Wat district .
attorney of Bexar county for six year!.' United V.
State commissioner two years. Member city
school board of San Antonio. President Bexar
county school board. Chairman democratic State "
convention in 1904. Delegate to Denver con-
vetiWon in 1908. Member of the militia for years
private sergeant lieutenant and captain of
Senator Claude Benton Hudspeth of F.t Paso .'
in the Twenty-fifth district is a lawyer and ranch- 1
man. He attended the public schools for three
months of his early youth. Since then he haa
servrd the people as deputy sheriff and as mem-
ber of the lower house of the legislature. He is
a native Texan who has been honored by the
present legislature ih the naming of a new county
of this commonwealth for him.
Senator William Scott Woodward of Erath
county in the Twenty-sixth district it the young-
est member of the senate. He wss born in Texaa
twenty-eight years ago. Was never a candidate
or an omce noiaer until tnis session of the legis-
lature. He wat author of the bill establishing
the First Junior A. ft M. college in Texas and
inaugurated the plan for students' loan fund
banks. Senator Woodward is a farmer.
crnalnr Airrn Palvin Rnrtianan a' T.mnl.
represents the Twenty-seventh district He deals
in real estate when in his hotne city and out in "-
the country nearby he Is a stock farmer of the
best type. Was born in Texaa fifty-four years
ago. Hit father svas born in Texaa Hit grand- ' -father
fell at the Alamo. Haa been s ateward In
the Methodist church for twenty years.
Senator Charles Russell Buchanan la from
Snytjer in the Twenty-eighth district. He was v
born in Virginia forty-seven year ago.( It a
Presbyterian. Attended Baylor college and the " '
University of Texas. Has been school teacher
school truster county clerk county judge district : j
clerk and road overseer. Is in the abstract busi- "
senator wuiara vrnoia jonnson 01 juempmt
in the Twenty-ninth district is the editor of the
Uall County Herald. Is 54 yeara of age. Mem-'
ber Presbyterian church. Was member boird of
regents of the University of Texas under Came
bell's administration. And it a probable candi-
date for lieutenant ' governor at the next -election.
Senator Off a Shivers Lattimore of Fort Worth
in the Thirtieth district wat born to Alabama
fif.i.MM M.M aim. U la m Ranlta!.- .Waa aila
catect in the public schools and Baylor college.
It s lawyer. Atsistsnt county attorney ana coun-
ty attorney of Tarrant county for eight years.
Past head consul for Woodmen of the World of
Texas New Mexico and Aritona. 1 . . )
Senator George Milton Hopkins of Denton in 7
the Thirty.-fifth district it an attorney at law. . "
Was member of the house in the Thirty-fourth. '
legislature. Wsi born in Denton county ia 1814.';'"''!
tnd is still unmarried. Hat tome good idesi
which he it not afraid to express which perhaps '
accounts for the fact that he waa elected senator
without opposition-. . . ..."
ony was brought to the conquering city of Pisa; v.
Upon it waa carved in simplicity sfad grace the ?. ;
story of Phaedra and Hippolytua In Pisa it iLi
served at the tomb of Beatrice of Lorrslne : .
mother of the CoUntess Matildt of Tuscany that v.i '.o;
Matilda belike whom 'Dante taw beyond the ."1 :.';;
stream 01 t.etne waiKtng in a meadow tinging -and
gathering flowers. - ':.. .
Nicola Pisano wat' working In Pisa a yoahg . V
apprentice. ' He taw' in the Greek reliefs - upon i -
thia tomb "a nreeition of touoh. a feehne Of die. : ' .
1 1 : . . l 1 . 1. . o .1.7. - f
his Rysantine mastert had 1 attained in. their-- '
uaJL. w -'i ... .. v '. ..... 1..:. .'K'-'i'Ai
Sim ' He: became" the founder of a new school '
of sculpture.;' The earven pulpits h .midec for ' ;
Pita and Siena remain now after Coo yeirt fij
among the most beautiful thing in' Italy viv:i" fri-.
Hw iswvsvis ua sswasspty ass steiir ' 1 'V j ' ' -f u -
afterward in the golden age of the ftenilK.
:.' Michael Anselo received hia . inspiration 1:
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the aamst Greek source as he atudled the ;
s.u. ik. au n.u.M.rj. ..j .1.. rwi. ?
f Even th beautv lit the works of Botticelli Is
the reniKent Greek iptrtt- tne roses of fn".r?.X-
ium comf eacit again tot manner qi sneir actona ;- ..' y
'flowering .;.i:i'- --V;.fri..-'.-.vii-..i 'l'Jt.
lOn of the ttrougett Initlneta of mankind wM
tnl pertuatiotr that beauty. It ' Inextinguishable ; " 4
noodnesi has an immortal ttuality 'that 6f tvhat- ' . V
..... I.- a.J aJ ..... I. k. ..IJ l...k 1.. II
tl'e yt '1 it 1 - f ." - ' . '
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