Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 36, Ed. 1 Friday, September 3, 1915 Page: 4 of 5
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Palacios Beacon Supplement—Friday, Sept. 3, 1915
Master Roy Ottaway was quite sick
the first of the week.
Mrs A. L. Dyer was a Sunday guest
at Mrs. Brants’
Loyd Lee spent Sunday afternoon
at the Galloa home.
0. B. Viets purchased a car of cat-
tle while in Houston.
Morris Galloa is suffering with a
very painful thumb.
Mr. and-Mrs. Roacher were dinner
guests at the Morgan home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Brown were
guests at Elmer Johnson’s Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Viets were call
ere at the Galloa home Sunday after-
C. L. Ottaway and J. E. Raulerson
filled silos the past week.
0. A. Ellis purchased a horse frcm
J. E. Tanner Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ohas. Bump and three
youngest children visited at the Mor-
gan home Monday.
The hum of the threshing machine
'can be heard at present in the rice
fields to the north.
The Misses Winnifred Harrison and
Mable Snedaker enjoyed a cup of
tea with Mr. and Mrs. Lovering Fri-
The Misses Lola and Estella Dyer
dook dinner Sunday with Zelpha
Shoemaker, and afterwards spent the
evening with Mrs. Law of Blessing.
Mr. Garnish of Liverpool, an appli-
cant for the school, was entertained
from Thursday until Sunday at 0. &
Mr. and Mrs. R. A . Snedaker and
daughter and Miss Harrison and Mr.
Dean were callers Sunday afternoon
at Paul Johnson’s.
The Misses Lily Smith and Mable
Snedaker left Monday afternoon over
the Brownsville to spend the winter
with relatives a Carthage, Mo.
Miss Ina Davis left Saturday for
Houston where she will enter
Draughons’ Business Oollege
Mrs. Will Anderson and children of
Markham visited relatives here Sun-
Mrs Edith Laughlin and Mrs. A. W.
Ilbery visited Bay City Saturday.
Miss Pearl Hale returned Monday
from Commerce, where 'she has been
attending Normal school for the past
E/D. Yeatts visited Bay City Mon
das on business.
D. P. Jordan, C. T. Gauncer, F. H.
Fitzgerald, J. S. Williams, O. C. Jor-
dan, Joe Riobardson, H. G. Tollison,
Lee Martin ana T. Lockaby have all
gone to Texas City since the past
few days, to get^work.
Mrs. J. L. Jordan and children of
Blessing vistted here Monday and
Guy Brinkley and family, of Gana-
do, oame down Sunday for a few days
visit with relatives. f
Little Miss Rena Williams is visit-
ing her grandparents at Blessing this
Miss Minnie Fitzgerald returned
Saturday from a several weeks visit
with her sister; Mrs. H. O. Bard, at
Mrs. Ospar Barber and little daugh-
ter returned to their home at Bay City
Monday after a several days visit
here. She was accompanied home by
her mother, Mrs. N. Keller, who will
visit her a few days.
The Junior Epworth League gave
an ice cream social at the home of
Mrs. J. W. Smith Tuesday evening,
and realized $7.00 profits, which they
will use in buying League supplies.
0. N Austin of Palacios was a bus!
ness visitor here Saturday.
Mrs D. P. Jordan and children
went to Palacios Monday for a few
days visit with friends.
Mr. Neff took a crowd of Pore Alto
folks to the Gulf on a pleasure trip
last Wednesday, returning home
Miss Mae Olson was the guest of
Miss Iona Brown a few days last
Mr. Fluke Frankson, went to Port
Alto last week to work for an indefi-
Mrs. Slaikeu and sister, Miss Pearl
Helmer were all day visitors at the
Whyman home last Wednesday.
Miss Mae Linqulst visited with Miss
Slgna Frankson Wednesday after-
Miss Pearl Helmer, who has been
viBiting relatives and friends herb the
past week returned to her home in
Mrs. Olson and daughter, Miss Mae,
and Mr, Ed. Powers were entertained
at the D. L. Brown home Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. E. Linqulst visited
friends in Olivia the last of the week,
they also attended the Lutheran mis
sion meeting while there.
Miss Signs Frankson spent Sunday
with Miss Mae Linquist.
Turtle Mott Tips
Brother Grant preached at the Illi-
nois Sunday school after Sunday
school. No prayer meeting in the
evening on account of the rain.
Mr. and Mrs. W. 1. Combs left
Saturday for Olney III.
Charley Law and Theodore Krieger'
are husking corn for Mr. Lovering
A large crowd attended the auction
sale at the Combs farm Thursday of
Baptist Church Notes.
The regular services will all be held
in the meeting house of this eburoh
Preaching by the pastor 11 a. m.
and 8 p. m. Sunday school at 0:30 a.
m. Junior Union 4 p.m., Seniors 7.
The social of the B. Y. P. U. at Mrs.
Elder’s was a gratifying success last
The morning sermon will be '‘Seek-
ing a Continuous City,” and the even-
ing sermon '‘Gods Method of Deliver-
ance.” Mrs. Pridgen will sing at the
11 a. m. service.
A cordial Invitation to visitors to be
Judge T. M. Jones, a prominent law-
yer from El Paso, with his family will
arrive on a visit to Pastor Hanks to-
morrow and be in tbe Sunday service.
Bible School 9:46 a. m.
The Lord’s supper 10:45 a. m.
Preaching at 11 a. m. by Dr. Dris-
kill. ' 1
Special song service by Mrs. R. J.
Everybody cordially invited.
The Beacon has reoeived a dainty
card announcing the birth of a nine
pound son to Mr. end Mrs. C. S.
Ohurohill at Potterville, Mich., on
August 24th. The happy parents
were former residents of Palacios,
Mrs. Churchill being the only daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Hunt. Their
many good friends here will be espec-
ially interested in this announcement.
The Matagorda County Teachers’
Institute will be held at the high
school building in Bay City from the
6th to'the 10th inst., under the direct-
ion of County Superintendent Gray.
We have reoeived a copy of the pro-
gram which Is both elaborate and
varied and will be of large benefit as
well as pleasure to all who attend.
The Institute is not for teachers ex-
clusively, and the invitation is to
everyone, especially those interested
in education, to attend.
Mr. Herb. King, a Southern Pacific
locomotive engineer, and who was
located at Palacios for some time on
the run between this city and Whar-
ton, was seriously injured by an oil
explosion on his locomotive at Victoria
a short time ago, being blown through
the cab of bis engine, and one of his
legs being broken in two places. He
was taken to tbe company hospital at
Houston, and at last reports was mak-
ing good progress toward recovery
which his many friends here will be
glad to know.
The Beacon thanks Mr. Frank
Dutikleberg for a collection of beauti-
ful double hybisous and saored lily
blooms and a bunch of orab apple
blossoms sent tq the office Wednes-
day, grown on his city residence prop-
erty. Mr Dunkleberg Bays if there is
no freeze to hurt them he will have a
big crop of fruit on his drab apple
trees. So far as our khowledge goes
this is the first demonstration that the
crab apple can be grown in the coast
country. The distinctive fascination
of this great coast country is that we
keep learning something naw about it
all the time.
The street crew is now at work
grading the side and cross streets and
extending the drainage ditches to
carry the water off the whole city
plat east of the railroad. The best
work done to our notion was the grad
lng down of an easy approach to the
East Bay wharf at the end of Main
street. This wharf stood through the
storm without the least damage and
was the only means of water com-
munication until other landings had
been repaired. It is used exclusive-
ly by boats to Collegeport and the
east side of the bay. With the ap-
proach just made the wharf will be
more generally used, and will soon
repay the oost of its construction.
A letter recently received by the
Wildman-Campbell Co., from Alberta,
Canada, gives information of the
death of Mr. Olof Walker, who was
reoently found dead in a little cabin
on a small tract of land owned by him
in the northeast corner of the state of
Washington. Mr. Walker was for
some time a resident of Palacios, and
owned a small farm just outside the
oity limits, whioh he sold before leav-
ing here. The letter referred to
makes inquiry for information con-
cerning Mr. Walker or any members
of his family, the letter coming from
a friend who desires to be of servioe
to them and also to make some inves-
tigations as to Mr. Walker’s equity in
the land which he had bought in
Washington. Any information given
Mr. Wildipan will be forwarded to the
inquirer in Canada and will be muoh
Surface elevations in Texas run from
sea level to 8,690 feet above. The
lowest town in the state is 5 feet above
the tides, and the highest is Paisano in;
Presidio county, with an elevation of
State Press tells the story of a rural
editor who when asked by a foreign ad-
vertising concern that wanted to do
some advertising with him, what kind
of a circulation his paper had, replied:
“My paper goes from Maine to Califor-
nia, and from the Gulf to Canada, and
I have to get up every day at 2 a. m. to
keep it from going to hell.”
Complete official returns from the
constitutional amendment election held
in July, in which all proposed amend!
ments were defeated, show that the
proposition for separating the State
University and A. & M. College, the
one amendment that is was thought
could not be defeated, lost out by about
30,000 majority, Wouldn’t it be the
best thing’ now to separate our state in-
stitutions of learning from the sort of
politics that created this amendment
campaign than to separate the schools?
We believe so. ^
imi-Aum—allium, uhi i
AH the saloons at Port Arthur were
closed for two full walks after the late
storm; and they were closed tight, not
Igfcfi* owners l^ipfrmitted to
enter them. Yet during all that time
there was nobody suffered for anything
or had to undergo any real privation
which could have been supplied had the
saloons been open. If we can stand to
have saloons dobed in times of disaster
and trial, when every thing that can do
any good is most needed, then why
can’t we get along without them just as
well when conditions are normal? Al-
ways when put to the test as a necessary
or useful adjunct to the community or
business in any way the saloon wholly
and absolutely fails. Where, then, is
the reason or argument for allowing it
to continue to exist?
The'Beacon’s suggestion concern-
ing tbe building of a sea wall In front
of tbe City for tbe protection of tbe
embankment has been the subject of
favorable comment. It can be easi-
ly provided for. AH that is needed
is for some one to start the work of
getting property owners to do their
share, and when this is done we are
quite oertain the oity government
will have no difficulty in providing its
part of the expense. We see no reas-
on why a portion of the street bond
money still on hand should not be
used in paying a portion of the oost
of this needed improvement. On the
seawall it would be a permanent and
lasting benefit, while much of the
street work done lasts but a short
time until it must be done over again.
A number of the property own-
ers on tbe bay shore have expressed
willingness to pay half the oost of
such a wall in front of their proper-
ties. The city will we are sure, put
jo the wall aoross a)l streets and
grade down the embankment after
the wall is built. If all property
owners will do as have the few we
have referred to, the amount remain-
ing to complete the work will be com-
paratively small, and for which ways
and means can be easily provided.
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Stump, D. L. Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 36, Ed. 1 Friday, September 3, 1915, newspaper, September 3, 1915; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth725052/m1/4/: accessed November 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palacios Library.