The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 150, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 1, 1917 Page: 4 of 16
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HOUSTON DAILY v POSTTyiffiAY MORNING; BEFTEMBER lAi9t7;:;yv; wr;.
J DOCK PROPOSED
' ' fa UnsVrnlst ".
jued Dry Dock Would Be Worth
Ken tt Galveston Than
i Ws . OtvSftM PoA SoecioL)
GAX.VE8TW. Texas. August 31. In a
1 fits lit to til people of Galveston Fri-
day J. p. SfcDonouKh of the McDonough
Iron WKte of this city submitted a deO-
Bit IoposUIOn looking to the erection
of drydoca. at thla port. The proposal
as emtknea by Mr. McDonough does not
Involve the receipt of a bonus but is a
proposal tor the loan of sufficient funds
i 'widen wiH bo secured and draw interest
! (Ola period of M years. The statement
dedarea that a dry dock is far more
essential to the prosperity of the port than
th shipbuilding program as outlined by
' the commercial association in the attempt
to raise the necessary funds to provide
th sOBOsea and furthermore that the
shlpkuUdtng program will only be a tem-
porary proposition while the second pro-
posal will be a permanent investment.
" ' Mr. ItcDonough points out the fact that
'tis dry ock Plan wil1 enable a man to
taave a. big payroll all through the year.
Br bo war. while the shipbuilding
will subside after the war is over.
MrV.MeDonoagh has been Interested for
" laws than two years in the proposition
ecfc a dry dock and for some time has
beta trying to arrive at some plan by
Which the public might be Interested In
: jHe gives a number of reasons against
tps) naauss shipbuilding plan and In
favor of tha dry dock matter. They are
. tl tha dry dock affords permanent labor
and saore varied classes than tha ship-
' Huilding Industry
itt) Tha dry dock pays better wages
. tkaa tha ahlpbullding plknt on the whole
agnd affords steadier work to the skilled
class of labor which make the high
' wans but who are unfortunately without
..weather conditions have no effect on
tee dry dock workers and there are very
lew tost days.
' ) (J) The dry. dock will give employment
ta more men permanently than the ship-
building plant will. A dry dock the sise
. Galveston should have would require a
v payroll of about 3000 men and those wsuld
v for the most part draw skilled laborers
i wages and. lastly the dry dock will mean
' more -to the merchants if they are to
prent by - the wages the men receive
UliKU W UV m K.W W V. V "J . .lire. vw.
game ne vunicra ua uio ujj uwm
. paid more money than the shipbuilders.
' WILL NEED 500.000
TO BUILD DRY DOCK.
Mr. McDonough states that it will take
" approximately $500000 to finish the work
he baa started in the construction of a
dry dock and that the proposition be
wishes to submit Is as follows: That the
money be raised and loaned- to him for a
. period of 20 years with .adequate security.
As a starter he offers to mortgage the
improved property he has on the dike
aad the dry dock as well as soon as
the work starts on it He states that he
Witt pay interest semi-annually and will
: pay the sum of 4 per cent the first three
years S per cent the second three yeare
aad par cent thereafter and pay the
t first payment on the principal in five
. years. In case it was not possible to
raise the entire $500000 he states that 11
would probably be feasible to raise half
and bend the enterprise and complete the
Mr. McDonough Is a home man and one
' ' that has seen In business in Galveston
nearly M years. He is thoroughly con -
vtaced that the venture will prove a suc-
cess judging from his experience witii
ssaaller vessels on his marine ways which
have been erected across the bay.
Men in France May
i File Code Addresses
' 3 (HxftM Pest Sfrcvil.)
' W ANTONIO. Texas. August 31.-
Maa ordered to France may file code ad
dresses to be plared on record with the
cable censor at New Tork for the de-
livery of cable messages from them in
r rVance to their families or business ss-
sttcistes in this pountry upon important
;The provision in regard to such code
addresses as posted in the southern de-
partment are merely that hey be of few
letters and that they be pronouncable
aad farther that they be not some code
address already selected by some other
According to the arrangements an
nounced in the orders posted here a
person sending a cable message from Eu-
rope will send it to the cable censor at
New Tork. The first "word" of the mes-
sage will be the cods address. The re-
mainder will be the message writte In
stain English phraseology. .From New
York the censor will send them to the
-translated address by telegraph.
Special rates for such messages already
i have been announced by the cable com-
U01TST0H DESZKTER AB&ESTED.
CblfHer Held atBryaa Will Be
Tmed Oyer to Military Authorities.
(Jssrtoa Pott SptciaL)
. BRTAN. Texas August St. Charles
Lietra arrested by the officers here a
few nights ago and held as a slacker
! as proven to be a deserter from the army
:iod left Houston on the night of the
roUble there. Before reaching Bryan he
ld discarded his uniform and was
' leased as a common laborer. He will
' Mraed over to the military authori-
R. Wi Howell cashier of the First Na-
tional bank has resigned to take the man-
agement of the Howell Wholesale
urocery company of whl;h he Is presi-
dent O. JP. HaU. former manager of the
rrorery company. resigned to accept a
1 auuwn sro a similar iirra In Waco.
W. 8. Howell was elected vice president
of the Howell Grocery comoanv. A mp.
cessor ta It. W. Howell in the bank has
iov issen etecreo.
-Tha-total assessed valuations of the
.-ity of Bryan as shown by the tax rolls
f City Secretary Smith total J3.324.M7
Lest year the total was 33072.000. an In-
crease this year of $2S3.(07. This incresse
fgetaer- wun a l-cent Increase In the
lt rate win give the city an Increase
. 0311 WTII SUCCEED MEN.
Zaty Will Jhit Ladies is Vacancies
. .Caused Bjr the Draft.
TEStPLE. Texas. August U. The Mis
sourVsTanaas aad 'Texas railroad baa
adopted the practice of employing women
for tnaay vacancies created by the calling
of drafted men to tha colors. M. D.
Bryaat. 'who Will be amonc the Orst of
the drafted nssa to go occupied the post
tioa of Soeal ticket agent of the Katy
here. HU tsaea win be filled by Mrs.
Bennett Brooks wbe-wia take op her dn-
tiea as anon Bryant leaves for tha
training eaasp September V
A. representative a.rfa Whtaery
i .usa fevestifatoa tha. Maditloa tha
it rlor at the Fletcher cla. which was
r r5-")d by fire recently and stated
taken the examination. AH of tbT eight
members f the class Cease the exam-
ination. They are Mesdames J. M.
Woedsoa Hugh 8mlth Tom sUtthewa
Misses Marie Sampson Ruby Collier.
Christine Robertson. Bdna Flemhig and
Kit tie Hokhtn- . -
Mr. aad Mrs. Paul Mallaa of thla city
have received a iiiiisssga from their bob
Julius who went to Kurope before the
declaration of 'war with. Germany to
serve in the allied armies. Tonne Matins
was a student in the high school only a
few years ago. He Id bow In ShornllsT.
England but writes that he win leave for
Southern Prance or the Spanish border
Curtis Young a night watchman la the
business section will serve during the war
as a Texas ranger en the border. He
made application to serve under Captain
Jerry Gray formerly of this city but was
ordered -to report to Captain Ransom on
Nat M. Rice of St Louis second vice
f president of the Frisco railway is here
attendant upon his wire wno is s pa-
tient at a )oca! sanitarium. Twenty
years ago Mr. Mice was a night clerk in
the office of the division storekeeper of
the Santa Fe railway at Temple on a sal-
ary of fM per month. He got his chance
during the 'Galveston storm of 100 and
Admits He Intended
To Blow Up Detective
MjmcmI1 Press &srtf
CHICAGO August 31. One of the three
prisoners held in connection with the
Wlnslow pdy roil robbery Is said to have;
admitted to- the police Friday that .they
had planned to lure Chief of Detectives
Mootiey to some lonely spot by a pre-
tended robbery and than blow him to
pieces with a bomb.
With at least three of the men under
arrest who are said to have been Im-
plicated In the Wlnslow pay roll robbery
here Tuesday when two express mes-
sengers were .killed police said Friday
that they knew the names of the re-
maining two men.
The arrest late Thursday of Edward
Wheed. exconvlct and counterfeiter clears
up the matter materially they say. Wheed
was arrestea alter a spectacular gun net-
tle in which lie opposed sisgiehsnded
600 policemen for two hours finally sur-
rendering when be ran out of ammuni-
tion. Three policemen were wounded la
the exchange of shots.
Edward Taylor also said to have been
Implicated In the affair waa arrested
as he was entering the house occupied
Following the arrest of Wheed S1010 In
gold was found in ' the house where be
made his stand. Several hundred dol-
lars Is also said .to have been found
wrapped around his legs.
Attempt to Murder
lAmeiaUd Prtts RrpwrL)
ST. LOUIS. August 31. WHllam H.
Ousley of Springfield. Mo. a witness in
the. Keet kidnaping case In Springfield
reported to the police Friday that an
effort had been made to assassinate him
1 the street Thursday night
Ousley said a stranger who had been
trailing hint for three days accosted him
on the street told him he would never
live to testify and drew a revolver. He
snapped the trigger but the cartridge
failed to explode. rne stranger dm.
Ousley came here 10 days ago fearing
that an attempt would be made on his
life if he remained in Springfield.
Subway Workers Held
Up in New York City
Asncttei Prta Report.)
NEW YORK. August 31. Three high-
waymen operating In the Times Square
district on Broadway the center of New
Yo.k city's night life shortly after mid-
night held up a number of subway la-
borers while crowds coming from the
after theater cafes passed within a few
feet The robbers who obtained 197 con-
fronted the laborers who had Just been
paid off. and were going off duty as they
came from the tunnel where they hsd
hcen working. One of the laborers who
started to resist was felled with a blow
from the revolver of one of the high-
waymen. The holdup men made their
Associate in London
Auocisttd Pre u Report.)
LONDON. August 31. Louis P. Shel-
m. who Is associated with a London
banking firm has been asked by Her-
bert C. Hoover to accept sp'polntment as
representative of the American food ad-
ministration board in the United King-
dom. It is understood Mr. Sheldon has
accepted and that It is now being deter-
mined whether he shall become an at
tache of the American embassy.
As Mr. Hoover's representative Mr.
Shelddh will deal with the British food
control head. Baron Rhondda. to bring
about close co-operation between tho
United states and England
TO BUILD BOOMING HOUSE.
Work. Started on 300 Boom Struct
nre at Orange.
Ursscte Past cisl.)
ORANGE. Texas August 31--C. H.
Page the architect and H. N. Jones
contractor for the 300 -room lodging house
to be built for H. J. L. Stark end asi
dates arrived here Thursday to begin
work. The site was staked off and ar-.
rangements made for the material in or-
der that work could be started next week.
The contract for toe construction 'of a
very large warehouse (or the Southern
Dry pock and Ship Bunding company of
this city was awarded to Mr. Jones
Lee Davis aa Orange lawyer will head
the delegation of Orange men Included in
per cent of tne oral tea list lor u
county. The men were Instructed to get
ready to leave ror mootiixaiion camp ty
September . Tnoee wno win go xvitn nr.
Davis are: Louis Lovin. Roy Owens. J.
M. Cotton and James Goodman with the
following as alternates: 1 L. C. Ounstream
ous r. wmeii ana Joan Aaems.
Educators of State Will Address the
Teaojen at Wharton.
iHomsttm rot Sfcwt-l
WHARTON Texas August 31. The
trt -county teachers' Institute win be held
in Wharton Seotember.J to 7. inclusive.
with the sapeTintendeotX -of each county
In attendance: Herman Beyer of' Fort
Bend W. F. Peck af Matagorda and J. R.
mcv s t ns fins.
Ths Drocram aa arsansed will Include
besides other leading teachers of the
State W. F. Doughty State superintend-
ent public Instructions mi Austin; Dr. W.
B. Btxxeil. president Agricultural and Me
cuanicai college. College Station: P. W.
Hern. superintendent . Houston city
schools Houston; Dr. W. S. Deffenbaugh
chief of school administration Washing.
tm. rt r rw r t
specialist. State of Louisiana) Dr. H. T.
UiiH.lm.n uIIIm. Vmm T .
usuias ana seiss Uliw start In. primary
special 1st Baylor university.: Waco.
held -in the
Cotton Held for Hlgner Prieu
BLOTN Texas. -August t-HSwtag.
w uwjiiw am prscs vi wtiwn a nunv
Fir;i!wwtwi 'S 4
: Cotton Fltaten In Secnrinf
: - Twenty-fin Cents
v jflfffUS Pas) Special)
rORf WORTH. Texas. August St
FoQowtcg tha anifeuncemcnt that the
food board has fixed a price of ll.0 per
bushel on wheat Henry N. Pope. preat
dent of the Association of State Farmers'
Union President. Friday Issued a call for
a meeting of all- presidents of fanners'
unions in cotton sTowinc States to meet
at Houston September t. The meeting
will discuss the best method of market-
ing the present cotton crop without the
assistance of congress since that body
has refused to give the samo protection
to cotton that has been given to wheats
"It was a great misfortune to the cot-
ton producer and a godsend to the cotgpn
Km bier when congress refused to place
t cotton under the food control act
Pope stated Friday. "Now that the
president has placed a guarantee of 33.20
per bushel on Wheat I am sure the food
board' would 'have recommended not less
than SS cents per pound on cotton as a
companion price to S3.10 wheat and had
this been done not a pound cf cotton
would have sold for less than SO uents.
"The Farm era' Union advocated a cot-
ton minimum and while some of our con-
ventions have recently asked for a pro-
tection of 30 cents per pound a much less
figure would serve to aid the cotton farm-
era for with a bottom under the price
we can easily formulate holding plana
but without a foundation we are helpless.
"I do not know what the outcome of
our conference will be. but there is one
thing certain there la no use depending
en the cotton gambler to protect the cot-
ton producer. Coaurresa Is still In session
snd we may call upon the president for
relief through congressional action."
Bice Prices Hot Be
Fixed by Gorernment.
(Hsafew Post SfecUl)
BEAUMONT Texas August SL "It Is
my belief the federal food administrator
wfH not take up the matter of fixing
prices oft rice at this time" said K. A.
Btgnua secretary-manager of the South
em Rice Growers association upon his
return Friday from New Orleans where
Thursday he conferred with John . M.
Parker food administrator for Louisiana
relative to rice crop conditions.
The nurDose of the conference was to
ascertain what steps. If any were to be
taken by the federat food administration
towards assisting in the marketing of the
"It will be the policy of the food ad.
ministration to encourase in every way
possible an Increased production of food-
stuffs." Mr. Eignus said "and Mr. Par-
ker assured me that the Interests of the
producers will be of paramount import-
ance and that It will be his policy to
safeguard the interests of the farmer
and to see that he receives his share
of what the consumer pays in the end
for rice. It will be the policy of ev
eryone connected with the administration
to go gunninsr for tne speculators.
Among other things Mr. Eignus said
Mr. Parker and he discussed varied
methods to induce the itur department
to use more rice in army rations.
Considerable data on mo cost of pro
ducing rough rice and ' the cost and
methods of marketing the cereal was fur
nished Mr. Parker by Mr. Eignus.
While Mr. Eignus did not care to dis-
cuss this phase of the matter it was
learned that he has been indorsed by
Mr. Parker and by the United States
senators from Louisiana. Texas. Arkan-
and California for a nosition on the
proiwsed rice committee of the food ad-
ministration. Appointment of this com
mittee to thoroughly study the rice crop
situation witn a view ro emna tne I arm-
era every assistance la marketing their
product is being seriously considered by
Herbert C. Hoover federal food admin
istrator. It la understood here and as
Mr. Eignus is regarded as probably one
of the best authorities on rough rice
In the1 United States his appointment
as a member of this -committee is a
foregone conclusion. . '
Republics of Central -
A T1 as? .
Amenca nan meeting
I AsstcmUt Press Ren.
LA LTBERTAD Salvador August 31.
Prospects appear bright for the gathering
of a conference of the Central American
republics to discuss the political union of
the five states.
The Honduran government when the
project came up of assembling a confer
ence to renew the peace agreements con-
cluded In 1)07. whose 10-year period Is
about to expire suggested tliat the scope
of the conference be enlarged to take In
consideration the closer relations of the
Ave countries. The invitation of Hon-
duras has been replied to favorably it Is
understood by the presidents of the other
four republics Salvador Guatemala Costa
Rica and Nicaragua and.'-Honduras has
already appointed two delegates as a pre
Came for Ammunition
T IHoustom Post SHeUI.)
LAREDO. Texas. August 31. General
Pablo Gonzales commander of tha di-
vision of the federal district of Mexico
with h-adquarters in Mexico City; ac-
companied by his staff and General De
Leos Santos arrived In Nuevo Laredo on
a special train Friday afternoon and will
remain several days. It Is said that the
object of the visit of General Gon tales to
the Texas-Mexican border at this time
is to personally receive a shipment of
about 1200000 rounds of ammunition
which was seised bv American customs
officials hers about a year ago but which
will now be surrendered to the Mexican
Bcllville Soldiers Honored. ' ;
iitnuten Post Sftctsd.)
BELLVTLLK Texas August ll.-The
people of Bellville snd Austin county.
would help ;0txM
Does a posr complexJon stsjvd between
yon and prnarhy-food tirnes socr
cesi t ResJool Oultment and Resiool
Soap do oot work miracles bat thejf s
make red roagi pimply skina. clearer
i Iresher and more aract-
tVfcVso thtta mgttt&lr'
I i I fof few days and e how
r -i I .t..l
which a free will offering of SIM was)
Made. -One of the sees entertaining and
ins tractive features of the day's program
waa an address fcy T. H. jfoGregor f
Austin. -.--..--. . i
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BaldwuuTura Out :.X;S
'' . (Atciiidfrf Rtfsi) :
PHILADELPHIA August 31. NJne
loconaotlvea a day is tha new record of
manafacture achieved tms week by tha.
Baldwin Looomotlve works. . Tha eottW
paay ta devoting the entire capacity of
Its engine building plants to turning out
locomotives oSjthe large type meet of
them for war use and SS.OOO men are
Only two years ago the concern's reoord
was 30 locomotives a month. It now la
expected that more than SIS a month soon
will be turned out.
The company began Its speeding up lata
hi July when It started Its ooa tract to
furnish 160 locomotives to the govern-
ment for use In France. Each weighs
176000 pounds. The government order of
ISO locomotives will be delivered by Octo-
ber 1 arid recently It was announced
that the entire lot of 764 locomotives
needed In France will be built by -the
Changes in Alsace-
iAssocitti Prsss Krert.)
i PARIS August SI. Owing to repeated!
reports that Emperor William Is con-
templating a change In the status of Alsace-Lorraine
one of which Is that tt
Is to be transformed into a federal state
some Importance Is attached to a Berlin
dispatch received by way of Basel say-
ing that Dr. H. Von Dallwlts governor
of Alsace-Lorraine is now in Berlin.
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For many reasons prides have advanced to an
almost prohibitive extent. Prices on foodstuffs
wearing apparel and most everything that enters
into our everyday life. Salaries in but few cases
have advanced sufficiently to cover and the
laborer gets very little if any more than he did
a couple of years ago and it becomes harder and
harder each day or week to "pay cash" for our
For nearly a score of years we have been doing a
credit clothing business in Houston and else-
where. From a small store with very limited
stocks in the beginning we have grown until to-
day we are the largest exclusive credit clothing
store in the South with chain of stores extending
through two States.
We have always been careful to treat our
customers fairly and we have allowed an excep-
tionally liberal credit on all clothing for all of the
OUR $1.00 A WEEK CREDIT PLAN has
been copied and used throughout all of the larger
cities in the States.
May we help supply your Fall and Winter
CLOtrflNCi FOR MEN BOYS JLADIES
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1LD LABOMAH! FOUbUAiUUlWt;
flEtDlOPEME 'BeeSS MCtMCWSE
JsiSkJ CcsiTws Cu Not Rtfr
AjTBrored Oeneral Aim of law But
ana "uapnans was jwsea on
suterpretationf. of umita-
f . ; tions of xowen
5- v UuocisM4 Pru Hsporl)
' ORKKNBBOKO. N. C August II. Fed-
rat' Judge James E. Boyd in the west
ern district- of North Carolina Friday
held tha Keating-Owen hUd labor law
uncoaurtlutional and enjoined tha United
States district attorney from enforcing in
tha district the provisions of tha act of
eongress which were to become operative
The decision of Judge Boyd came at the
conclusion of. three days of argument on
the oonjtitutioneJIty of the act The9 at-
tack on the constitutionality of the fed-
eral child labor law cams before Judge
Boyd on Injunction proceedings brought
by Roland H. JJagenhart and his minor
sons Reuben and John of Charlotte who
sought to restrain tha Fidelity Manufac-
turing company from discharging the two
boys from their Inills at Charlotte.
"Congress can regulate trade among the
States? (Judge Boyd said "but not the
relations of labor. ...
He expressed bis approval of laws tena-
ing to elevato the condition and moral
state of all the people and made it clear
that the Judgment on the1 act was. based
on his interpretation of the national lim
itations of congressional power.
Tha riant of conaress to regulate Inter
state commerce. Judge Boyd stated does
not carry with it tne right to
ongresa might be oaended by
oondltons existing in a factory in which
Waa made the product offered for inter
It .was explained that Judge Boyd's de-
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exchange which are not In themselves in-
jurious to publltt health .morals or safety
is not possasesd by congrmi . . ..
Moseow Conference H
. LONDON August 'SL--The Moscow
cooierenoe wUhava lasting effect on the
Russian nation and tha conduct of the
war win be speeded up Premier Ke-
renksy declared la aa interview In Mos-
cow on Wednesday.' The government
convened the Moscow conference the Ex
change Telegraph company's represen-
tative of the Interview says' to get ac-
quainted with opinions tendencies 'and
needs of the country: to tell representa-
tives of all classes tha truth concerning
the crista through which Rjiasia Is passing
and to impress on the nstion necessity
for united efforts for the defense of the
country and for securing liberty for Rus-
sia 'T am sure" the premier said 'that
the truth learned by the whole nation at
the conference wilt not fade away. It
will have effect for a long time and will
burn in an everlasting flame. The con-
duct of the war (and the struggle against
our enemies will gain greatly."
The correspondent quotes Premier Ke-
rens ky as using the 'following expression
In his closing speech "may those be
damned who talk of a cessation of hos-
tilities at the present moment."
Motorcycle Corps Filled.
Wtmstom Post ifa1.t '
SAN ANTONIO. Texas August XI.
Rapid response has beep had to the call
for daring motorcycle riders for service
with the United States troops. The rolls
for three companies of motorcyclists that
were ordered enlisted here now are prac-
tically full and the number of applicants
has permitted the election of a high
class of men. who are experienced oool
headed and fearless riders.
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Botjj Duiolrei Udm ft htsxs!: : )
ed Uluzatsa to ueixsaj
mpnt nf a PollJur
" (AtiocioHi Press Kit.) ' f
eoPENHAOBN August St The Taeg "f
Uche Rundschau of Berlin glv Bew C
version of the reason for the retirement w.
of the Polish coundt of iUta eayfng
that Instead of resigning. 4t was dissolved - -because
it ventured" to present U ul . .
tlmatum to the German government on 1
military questions. The retirement of-v .
the council has hrought out the fact that i;
at the confidential session of the relch-
staa main committee on Monday tha ma- . - .J
Jorlty parties demanded the establish-
meht of a really representative assembly v
and a responsible ministry In Poland
step which" the Rundschau declarea'
would lead to an immediate demand i for.
the withdrawal of Germans from PoUnd
The Pan-German newspapers Wave be-
tun a campaign for abandonment or tne
dea of a Polish kingdom arguing tluit
the retirement of the council gives a
favorable opportunity to undo the mm-.
takes made In proclaiming establishment
of the kingdom. Newspapers of ali shades
of opinion agree that there UUttta.
friendship for Germany among the Polish ;
population and that the Poles who at
the time the kingdom was piwlsimed
were ready to cast their lot actively on
the side of the central powers and who .
never constituted more than a minority
are steadily losing influence and pres-
' A certain section of the Poles to again .
advocating a kingdom in close asaocla-
tion or union with the Hapiburg mon- ..
archy. - - -u
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