The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 13, Ed. 1 Monday, April 17, 1916 Page: 4 of 14
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-HOUSTON PAIIX POST; MONDAY. MORNING. APRIL. 17 IU16.
LITTLE STORIES V
- FOR BEDTIME
Farmer Brown's Boy Makes an Early Visit
By TriORNTON W. BURQC8S. .'-'- f :
.Copyright 111.-by T. W. Burgess.)
"Tk My Advice and Stay .Right
V -V Hora Said He.-
JSDDTT f OX knows when other peo
ple are too smart for him. juai
! as soon ail he saw that Mrs
-Quack-was taking the greatest care not
to swim too pear the shore of the Smil-
ing Pool or to allow Mr. Quack tobe
knew that she was wise in the ways of
the Great World too wise to let her
stomach steal away her brains as the
saying is whtn people allow the pleas-
ure of eating to make them heedless
and careless. He saw that Mr. and
Mrs. Quack were having a splendid I
dinner and this made it all the harder
for him. You know there ia nothing
which can make you more uncomfort-
able than to see 'some one else ating
when you are very hungry yourself
"and have nothing. There they . were
just out of reach and he knew by the
way they acted that they meant to keep out of reach. They didn't know he
was there. Of this he was sure. But presently he was equally sure 'that
they Jidn't Intend to take any risks. 1 . . n- ' . '?'.
v4 ttir he remained hidden hoping that for just little4 minute one of them
might forget and be careless. 1 At last they finished their dinner. Then they
'swam over among the broken down bulrushes where the Black Shadows lay
S deepest He couldn't see them but he could hear them saying good night to
4;each other In low voices. Then all was quiet save for the joyous chorus
of the Hylas singing In the Smiling Pool. Mr: and Mrs. Quack had gone to
l bed for the night and they were where Reddy could not get them..
Reddy sighed. It was a soft little sigh of disappointment so soft that do
Cone heard it Then as carefully as he had crept to his hiding place he stole
jaway." He didn't want any one to know that he had been thre. You see
he meant to come again the nest night. He hadn't given up hope that sooner
or later he would dine on Mr. or Mrs. Quack. But if they should suspect that
;he had been there that night they would always be watching for him. to come
f back. So be took just as much care In leaving the Smiling Poor as he had in
coming to it When he felt that he could do so safely be trotted swiftly
(across the Green Meadows in the direction of the Green Forest to see what
"-he could find there. As for Mr and Mrs Quack they slept peacefully side by
" side among the rushes of the Smiling Pool ail the night.
They were awake very early the next morning for Mr. and Mrs." Quack
J are very early risers. After breakfast they began to talk over what they
'should da me smiling rooi was sucn an open piace mat tne very thought
of staying there all day made them very nervous. But Mr. Quack couldn't
fly because of the broken wing you remember by a shot from a terrible gun
and to swim down the Laughing Brook to the Big River would quite as likely
as not be to swim right into danger from those terrible guns. Jerry Muskrat
overheard them talking. "' .'.) .
" -"Take my advice and stay right here." said he. "No hunters with terrible
.guns ever come here. They never in the wide world will think of looking
ifor you here. If you don't stay here you will be foolish." - - ' '
"I guess Jerry Is right" said Mr. Quackv "I don't see anything else to do.
1 can't fly and I'm not very strong yet though sitice I've had something to eat
I feel a great deal better. If any hunters do come you can fly away mjr dear
I and I'll hide under the bank of the Laughing Brook where the alder bushes
hang over. ; I hope Jerry Is right and no hunter will come for I like the
'Smiling Pool - ' . .-...
j Just then Sammy J came flying over to see how Mr. and Mrs. Quack
" were. . He perched in the top of the. Big Hickory tree and when he fo'und
! out what they were talking about he advised them Just as Jerry Muskrat had.
'Suddenly he stopped talking and -looked far across the Green eMadows. "I
declare" said he V'l believe Farmer Brown's Boy Is coming over here to
i bring you some breakfast" ; - t - . - . V - . . . .
Instantly Mrs Quack was tn a terrible fright "There Is nothing to be
IWLV aM 8amtaJv "Ha; bMt io!.;'.- :;( V;S i
; - But this didn't relieve Mrs. Quack a bit- She hurried Mr: Quack up into
the Laughing Brook and saw him safely hidden. Then she swam back to the
Smiling Pool and there rose Into the air on her stout wings and headed
t6ward the Big River. Farmer Brown's Boy saw her.
; ' "That duck certainly is wild" said he to himself. "I thought perhaps I
could steal near enough to have a good look at her it being so early in the
morning. I thought I might catch her at breakfast": Thenhe saw Sammy
Jay and he knew who had warned Mrs. Quack. ' ' ; ' - ' ;
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The Port will give $5 for the best story written during the month of April hv
a b6y or girl not more than 12 years of age havlhg Billy Possum as the hero Anv
of the characters used by Mr. Burgess In the Bedtime stories may be used in '. ha
. story but Uncle Billy must be the principal character. The stories should be sent
to Bedtime Story Editor The Post and all must be in the office of The Post
by April SO to be entered in the contest. The prize story and the best of the other
stories submitted will be printed; but there is only one prize and that is for the
best story. " j
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An excellent opportunity is offered y
ono of the largest corporations of Ohio
to handle its twe nationally known
lines Houston; Galveston and vi-
cinity.'' The qualifications necessary
to operate this business are: Specialty
salesmanship executive " ability the
desire to work and moderate capital
This ia 'Jn no' sense an investment
proposition but a nigh' class business
now being operated in Identically the
same marine as proposed here in over
seventy cities of the7 Chi ted States and
Canada. The right man should clear
a net pront or from 17000 to--IlOooo
per year.. If you lack any of the quali-
fications necessary do not answer this.
In writing please give all particulars.
Care Houston Post
OFFICER SHOT AND KILLED
MEXICAN IN SELF DEFENSE
Police pf ficer. Evans Fire Four
Shots at Man as He. Advanced
toward Him..With a Knife. :
HI lif threatened by a Mexican who
was apparently half crazed with drink.
Police Officer W. B. Evans was compelled
to shoot the ma in self-defense. .'
The Mexican died at St. Joseph's in-
firmary; where he Was taken in West-
Four shots fired hv Officer TTvan took
'effect but until the last -one was fired.
me man contmuea to advance with an
open knife on the officer. The shooting
occurred Sunday afternoon about 2 o'clock
at Franklin avenue and Caroline' street. ;
The police were notified that the Mex-
ican was terrorizing the neighborhood
and had threatened to kill a workman
whom he had chased into the garage of
Mosehart & Keller company. Short Call
Officers Evans and Schuster were sent to
the scene. ..-' . . i
Officer Evans first tried to use his club
but the Mexican kept stabbing at him.
Finally 'he drew his 'gun and fired one
shot" which struck the man In the stom-
ach but failed to stop his advance.
Three more shots were fired ono taking
effect in the left leg. another under the
left armpit and the last through the head
In front of the left ear
A formal charge of murder was placed
against tvans v. no was released on a
nominal bond by Justice of the Peace
Ray after the latter took the' statements
of a number of witnesses.
Upon the request of the officer his ex-
aming trial was set for Monday afternoon
at S o'clock.
Tent Eevival Held
Large crowds attended the tent revival
conducted by Rev. H. K. Morehead of
the Brunner Methodist church at Brunner
avenue and Center . street Sunday. Rev.
A. Lowry of Fort Worth and Rev. Perry
W. Wilson of Jacksonville preached to
overflow audiences. There were a num-
ber of confessions and) several additions
to the church.. Services will be' continued
every day at 10 a. m. and 7:46 p. m. -
News of the City
. ... Manual' training Exhibit.-' "'
R. M. Catchings instructor in- the
manual training department of the col-
ored high school wtll have a special ex-
hibit at the closing exercises at the city
auditorium Monday night.
Building Church at Little York.
The citizens of Little York are erect-
ing a fine church near the.Durkee school;
It is a great improvement to. that com
munity" The priest will hold services
there the second Sunday or each month.
f ' ' ; fcwacerj Postponed. :
Indefinite postponement - of the concert
Dy the choir -at - tne f irst Methodist
church which was to have been given
Monday night is announced. ' Illness of
Mrs. John Wesley Graham "the leader is
J Concert at Church.
The choir of the First Presbyterian
church under the direction of Ellison
Van HooBe will celebrate passion week in
a sacred concert Monday night at the
church. The program will consist of
solos duets and choruses of splendid
music all in keeping with Eaater time.
Lovers of music are cordially invited.
Passover Services. . '
Congregation Adath Yeshurun will
hold Passover services Monday and Tues
day evenings at 7:16 Tuesday and Wed-
nesday mornings 8:30. Rabbi Li Scbmule-
wlts will speak Tuesday morning on "An
Invincible Nation and Wednesday morn
Ing on "Where Les Our Strength?" Rev.
R Kaplan and choir will officiate at all
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. . In a recent article' Dr. W A. Evans editor of the . "How to Keep Well"
column of the Chicago Tribune says:
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r "In order that no misunderstanding may arise I should say -
that physiologists regard Coffee Tea Tobacco and Whiskey
as drugs in the same sense as Opium and Cocaine Are..
. From coffee at one end of the line to cocaine at the other
no pot has the right to call the kettle black." ' ;r :
The average cup of coffee contains about 2 1-2 grains qi caffeine a habit-?
. forming drug -not enough in one cup to seriously harm But when used reguJ
Jarly it is for many the cause of sleeplessness nervousness heart trouble mental t
and physical fatigue and a host of other complaints. .
' on the other hand is a pure food-drink made of roasted wheat and a little molasses.
It tastes much like coffee but contains no caffeine nor other injurious drug i
Postum comes in two forms: The original Postum Cereal which must be
boiled; 1 5c and 25c packages; and Instant Postum a soluble' form that produces
the beverage ihstantly-7-a level teaspoonful to a cup of Hot water; 30c and 50c tinsi
Z-ih jforrns are equally deliciousrand the cost vis about the same--one-half cent
Even a. ten-day trial will place the average person far ( enough : away from
coffee troubles to prove r v ' 'a '
v Sold by Grocers everywhere.-
"There's a .Reason
Conversation arid Profity .PIcturo
Don?4 Pa Dividend
There ate ONLY TWO KINDS of oil propositions; PROVHfani WILDCAT; Each is asr.
disUnd as I?IGHT andONG or PAY and NIGHT- -; . f . ;t
; v PROVEN TERHTORY lite
anything else is mDCALv . .vl ; t ''V: ---fJ;V
' Our leases on the BUTLffi TRACT ABUT : Turribow NoJ 4 a well that has been -pumping
NOTHING BUT OIL for NINE YEARS Th others are surrounded by produc-;
lion; The b2Lh!nc
The Turnbow No. 4 has produced approximately 1 50000 barrek of oB. We have :
Iok No. 5 6 13 14 in the Butler and .will offset Turnbow. No. 4. The balance is suth '
jed to development now going on in tlut diredion by the'Iarge ofl compa ;;
OIL BUSINESS. IS IDENTICALLY THE SAME AS ANY OTHER BUSiNESS. JO-
LAST AND EXPAND IT MUST BE SO CONDUCTED THAT ITS INCOME IS ASSURED.';
AND EXPANSION PROVIDED FOR.
;::"The smallahyestor should realize that we have our own hard cash andaytter:
m wis Dusmess.iar m excess 01 nxs mvesiraeni;
..WE DON'T WANT widows brphans and those that can't afford to take a loss to in- :
vest in this companyv - There is nothing Sure except death and taxesWE DO WANTAj
those who are prepared to specqlate in a properly planned and conducted enterprise tov:S
IF YOU HAVE FREE MONEYare consideringan oil investment and don;t look iiitr v
this you are penny wise and dollar foolish. ' The PROPERTY itself; shows- why. it is f
BESL We need the proceeds of . stock sales to put with our own money to develop the
property; not to supplyi jo
AT THE BEGINNING IF. YOU ! HAVE THE HEART TO PL AY THE BIG GAME JOIN US; :
It is usually.PURE-DEE LAZINESS.the kind that won't make the effort to concen-
trate thought into adion that keeps' a main poor; How old are you? What have you? A
WISHBONE NEVER- GOT ANYBODY ANYWHERE. IT TAKES BACKBONE AND
PUNCH TO WIN. . HAVE YOU A WISHBONE OR BACKBONE? ; ; ; - J - v:y?-
THE MAN: WHO DOES IS THE MAN WHO ACTS. - THINK rDECTOE. WRITE.
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309 . Lumbernians National Bank Building. Phone Preston 5974.
WoK " Gipital Stock v i . . . . . . f $20000;- .
' -'S Trusteed W-l ... $120001 ; . ?V
"CRUCIFIXION" APPEALED TO
LARGE CROWD AT AUDITORIUM
Excellent: Portrayal of the Last Days of Savior
Splendidly Presented by Local Artists and
: Municipal Chorus. .'.
MUST BUILD UP
. Houston people appreciate good music
ydis was plainly evident at . the Splendid
concert provided at the auditorium Sun-
day afternoon.- "' -': 'V- "'
Probably the Jargest crowd of the. sea-
son was on hand to listen to Sir John
Stalner s masterpiece. "Crucifixion."
When the parqnet and balcony was filled ;
the crowd found seats . In the gallery.
iiHuallv et aside for colored people a '
ItLI IV I1U1IIUCI Ul Wliwiil ...... .vwu..... .
What added to. ths auraciion was ine
fact that local talent provided the enter-
tainment. ' The talented artists s.nd ex
cellently trained chorus made'lt plain that
Houston neea not go witstder' of Us bor
ders to furnish the highest class- Of musi
cal entertainment. The entire carttata
was carried - through without Jaw the
munlclpftl orchestra ol 30 pieces providing
the accompaniment. "' ' " "f -.w
To accommodate the" chorus of WO
voices a specially constructed platform
was erected on the: stage.' am extension
hnin. ni.nui tn hnit fh orchestra. Across
the front of this was a row bt palms.it
malting an appropriate decoration f or the j
occasion. .: '. :.- -.- ..' '
Superintendent. vWi -' 8. .Lockhart ' re-
minded the audience that the entertain-
ment was a sacred concert and therefore
asked them to refrain from applause.
Throughout the entire rendition there
was an irresistible temptation o violate
this injunction because of ths excellence
nd appeal of the muslo arid theme. This
wad especially so after Therrieivs rendi-
tion of the difficult tenor olo. lng
Ever Glorious" as Well s at the close
of the beautiful tenor and bass duet. So
Thou Uftest Thy Divine Petition" ex-
ecuted by Therrien and Sporway.
The entire cantata brought out In an
appealing manner the 1 last days of the
Savior from Gethsemane to Calvary. In
modulated tones the arrival at the garden
of Gethsemane is expressed Ijl.the open
ing recitative by M. Henri U Therrlen
tenor. Then comes "'The Agony " sung
by J. N. Spurway. bass with the chorus.
Therrlen Spurway and Dr. Kenneth U
Mayo depict the entry of the- soldiers the
seising of Christ and taking htm before
the high priest. There his .trial takes
place and his guilt pronounced and he is
led fcefore Pilate who orders him cruci-
fied. The chorus sings the fProcessional
to Calvary" and heralding tha coming of
the. Savior. repeat the cry of the multi-
tudes: "Fling Wide tiie Gates.'' ; i
Through this entire limber represent-
ing the procession the pleasured beat of
the soldiers can be beard. In the well de-
nned measures of. the music as rendered
by the orchestra. M .. '
After theme conclude with the cruci-
fixion "The Majesty of the Divine Hu
mlllatlon" - is rendered Therrien's tenor
fultilling every Tequlremefnt of the diiB.
cult composition. The consolation of re-
demption for the world through the cruci-
fixion is eugkested In the number rendered
by the double quartet 'beginning "God
so loved the world." The quartet -was
composed of sopranos' Misses lane Towns
1 i Nplil
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"-.- ( '. Jl HedfieU. u
Such Is Declaration of W G.'- Muhn Who BelfeylES
Tide of Immigration
' 'After Close of Eui
Grace Quay; ' contraltos Miss1 Vlrgie
Hardee Mrs. 1 R. - Taber; ' tenors Ther-
rlen T. V; Mancias; bassos Spurway
Mayo. .. i ' .- .' .: '
' The "Litany of the PasBion". was fol-
lowed by the beaittlfuii tenor and bass
duet? "S Thou Uftest Thy Divine Peti-
fion" ;carrying the thought that although
the Savior is suffering deep sorrow and
anguish yet he pleads for the transgress-
or. "The Adoration of the' Cmr-lfled" and
"The Appeal of the Crucified" are. the
next numbers 1n- the composition.- '
One of the strongest selections Is "The
Appeal of the Crucified" 'rendered by the
chorus. It depicts the Savior crying- out
in his majesty and then in Sorrow as the
crowd shouts "Crucify'"--With- the Joyful
hymrt "For the Lve or Jesus'; the can-
tata came "to ah ndi-'The ' monlclpal
chorus was tfnder' the able dfrection of
Thomas' : Harborne. with J. "Ai ' Red field
manager and- Miss JCatherifta." Secor
puyiat. '; A v''.. .t; ' ;. 2 ;
!"' ' Qardeners Attentlofil . v
. "Moers" Seed company sells for lens: To
matoes and-cabbage 6o dosen; peppers 10c
dozen and 'egg plants' 15a dosen. Moers
v "if wV'c'&fl build up Uhe surrounding
eouWry- Houstotr will . bull Itself.'"
' This" to the phllosolihji! "ofrW: C. Jluhn
lieadoi( the W. C7 Munn company who
aside from being a leader Jn the business
world of V Houston is deeply conoemed
;!Vlth the upbuilding of this city and; the
'territory which it serves. ' ;. '' ' '
'. Mr. Munn. however does not content
i himself with mere philpspphy and after
uonsjderable thought up6n the subject has
''evoked a plan whereby the- gulf coast
country of Texas can be bunt up so as
to Insure the permanent welfare of Hous-
ton. - . ' ? " : '
VAt the close of the present European
war." ranions Mr. Munn.-"this country
lll ba the destination of . the greatest
Immigration movement wmcn tne.worja
ha ever seen. Why not be -prepared t
turn this tide of immigration to. Texas
and to.tis.gu'f coast country In particu-
lar so that the thrifty ' hafd' Working
farmers of the SlUropean countries may
take- up what are now practically re-
garded as .was(a - laftdst 'and- make ' them
productive?" '. ? '"
Mr. Munn bases his prediction of heavy
Immigration to the United States on the
frecedent established at the close of the
RECALLS CONDITIONS' " '
WHEN HI WAS A BOY. .
. "Though I was Just boy at the time"
Lsald Mr- Munn-; "and 'was living on my
father's frm in ' Colorado I can recall
conditions which are exactly parallel to
the present -state of affairs. The prairies
were uninhabited. - We' who lived along
the streams regarded them as practically
so much waste land and we could not
oeiteve tne prediction tnat some one maae
would' be selling at' $40 and 150 an acre.
to Texas Will Be Hevy
then be :bought 'for
to 6 an acre
. 'See Lang's Oyster Parlors ' f for r
chowder and other sea foods.' Adv.
"With the close of the Franco-Prussian
war the tide of - immigration began to
flow to the United States.' (lard working
practical German' and Bohemian farmers
took up. these landsi In most cases they
were taken on. long term mortgages and
In some cases men . worked as long as
15 years to pay off their farms. But they
did pay them off and that land that Was
once regarded as so much -waste land. Is
now Worth mors than-any. other .land -in
V i s
FACING SAME SITUATION
IT DID IN 1800. - 4- ' " ' "
"Houston Jsno( in; much the same po-
sition a U wssaa400 afUe tha Galves-
ton storm. 'Farms. atoDg the Brazos and
Colorado rivers at that time -were desert-
ed and sold tot 1& and 20 an acre. Men
who Aoaghs therti pi at this figure r-
Inhablted them t and In many Instances
the returns from the flrpt crop paid In
addition to' all expense of producing the
crop the entire cost of. the land. .
f'Inx my- experience with Texas lands
I htive MindKthat after three or four yea.rs
of cxcesMlvw rains and pArtlat crop fail-
ures' every en wants U seU.'aad prices
decline. There" Is one promising' feature
In this connection however; and that Is
me taoi tnat tne prices ot the lands never
decline to what they wart at the last de- :'
clire." ' f - ' f.-i .- n '
Mr. Munn has Veifinlte Ideas for tie de-
velopment of the gulf" coait. eountry
through encuraging immigration it tha
close of tho European war. -'He believes .
that it would pay Houston and Harris
county to-organize and raise a-' iujiS (or
thepurpose of putting men in. One; .-Euro- '
pean. countries Immediately at the Telosa
of the war to solicit immigration' for the
fulf coast country. Every effort should
made to encourage the immigrants
Mr. Munn' believes' and land should bo
sold to thm cn long tii.ie' notes:
should 'devevop- !Lv.r; w
LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS. -
Mr Hunns ldea would be hrl develop
iota! crgunliiertJons ' for -the 'purpose of
raising' funds ahd carrjrihg"on tMif'work
throughout the State end theri possibly V
an organitsation fpr -South and East Tax.u
centering at Houston and another organ-
isation for NoitH aqd-West Texaalcenter- '
ing at Dallas.' ' " Tr?. K ...
Railroads and land owners. Mr. Ifturra 1
believes hhould espeelaily foster this' idea.
"Tlie real estate market here"' he fciid '
"has -been tiractioally at a standstill .dur.
(ing tlie past two yearo and there cjuW
De notntng aono wntcn would prove more
helpfuMiureviving it than" bringing- thi;se -practical
farmers to South' andiKast
Texas." .-. it . - vy -.. )
Mr. Munn fileo advocates the installs.
tlou of ndequate drainage facilities in
Harris tounty so that the farm lan Is mriv
be utilized to. their' fullest extent- He ;
proposes the use of Buffalo river anofothsr
natural dralna Jn .connection -with tlia
prairie ditching. .
"ft Harris county were well drained."
he . said 'the Increasing "vaiueT'pr the
grasses alone would more than pay the in-
terest on the money expended aricf'wuuM '
care for Ihc sinking fund to retire the '
HIGHWAY BONDS VOTED.
Bastrop County Prccitct to 'Hav '
: . Improvements. .':
' ' ' (Houston Post SiMcial.) f-'T' ;
. BASTROP' Texas AprU Wir; eleV
tion held at Cedar Creek for the purpose .
of issuing bonds for goad rod purppses
to the amount of $30000 was carried ttty.
vote of 7 to 55. 7 votes moreahaatnV
necessary two-thirds majority. The
roads -having been Ibullt by this predinct
to the line of the Cedar Creek precinct ' "
the above result will Insure fine roads to
the Travis-Bastrop county lfne as welt as ;
good roads throughout that section. '
Turtle soup clam chowder and rrab
gumbo f Mug's Oyster Parlors. Adv. - .
Hedge's los Cream fs better. Tot aud
isrvice phone Prestos 1023. JAdv) .
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