The Yoakum Weekly Times. (Yoakum, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 18, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 28, 1906 Page: 2 of 4
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it«r*d at the Poet Office at Yoakum
m, aa Becond-Olaae Matter
YOAKUM, TEX APRIL 28, ’06.
The publisher will be a member »
| of the Printers’ Mutual Fire In* j
j surance Association of Texas. )
la located in the heart of South
Texas, midway between ‘ Houston
aad San Antonio, 171 miles south
at Waco and within 60 miles of the
The climate is semi-tropical; the
winters mild, the heat of the sum-
mer tempertd'by gulf breezes which
make the nights peculiarly cool and
The town has a population of six
Has the shops and is the work-
ing headquarters of the San Anto-
nio & Aransas, Pass Railway.
Is the largest and best town be-
tween San Ankmio and Houston,
Has pure artesian water,
Is lighted'by electricity,
Has two daily and two weekly
Has a tbirty-fiv6 ton capacity
Has a creamery,
A $50,000 compress,
A cistern factory,
Four cotton gins,
A bottling plant,
Two solid and substantial banks.
Hational and private,
A splendid brass band-
Two truck growing organizations
with a combined membership of
One of the best equipped baker-
ies in South Texas.
Numerous stores, representing
•11 the different lines of trade.
A well equipped fire department,
The finest passenger depot on
the Aransas Pass railroad,
A fine public school with a corps
•f 20 teachers and an enrollment
of 925 pupils,
Eight church edifices and ten
Five wholesale houses.?
The town is surrounded byjfine
farming lands, adapted to the cul-
ture of cane, cotton, sorghum,
alfalfa, fruits and vegetables of all
kinds. No better stock and poul-
try country can be found.
For imfor motion about Yoakum
write to The Times. Yoakum, Tex
The big stick grasped in Teddy’s hand
Mviet now talfP apoorul place :
In obscure corner it must stand—
Gone Is its day of grace.
A stock of far more graceful style
Than it is doin’ things
That sure will hold us for a while,
The stick the batter swings.
—San Antonio Express.
Good sidewalks are a credit to
Run the idlers out of town or
make them work the streets.
Now get to work putting down
Oub farmers are using much
more fertilizer than ever before
The front yards of all residences
are now fragrant with sweet per-
The cost of suppressing crime,
or trying to enforce the laws, is
How about that $30,000 commo-
dious brick school building. Wil
it ever materialize ?
The Times believes in an out-
and-out square deal for everybody
Ct all times.
Will not Yoakum send its mite
to help the suffering people of
San Francisco ?
Today the churches should take
np collections to help swell the
relief fund for San Frau cisco.
Fire Under Control
7iends in Human Form Shot
Down in Act of Rctfcirg
When visiting other cities don’t
fail to put in a good word for
It is uow stated that the loss of
life in the San Francisco disaster
will reach many thousands.
PLENTY PROVISIONS ON HAND
NO FEAR OF FOOD
Those farmers who are bent on
filling their cribs and smokehouses
are not going to cry hard times.
MORE soon HOGS.
San Francisco, Cal., April 21.—
Western Union Telegraph official
went on a hunt through various
camps looking for operators, many
of whom are being held by the
military authorities. The official
reports condition of men, women
and children during the night as
pitiful in the extreme. Telegraph
officials are way behind with mes-
Ten carloads of food reached here
At the Y. M. C. A. building on
Paige street, and at Park Lodge,
thousands and thousands are beiDg
fed from morning to night.
The work of the many ghouls
have helped to make conditions
worse. Whenever caught they are
shot down without warning. In
the pockets of one of the beast in
human form was found five differ-
ent rings which he had stripped
from the fingers of the dead.
Some refugees have already
reached Salt Lake City, each with
a tale of horror.
The city is now under martial
law. When darkness comes all
lights and fires are extinguished by
order of the military authorities
What cooking is done must be
done on the outside of the houses
Mayor Lchmitz has issued £
proclamation covering all sanitary
rule which must be observed, and
in which he also states that there is
no danger now of a food famine.
Oakland, Cal., April 21.—Al
though the fire has not spread into
new districts it is siill raging in
the burning districts, there being
seven districts in the lire center.
A strong wind is fanning the
flames but blowing towards the
The exact number of dead will
never be known, as hundreds are
being hastily buried with nojat-
tempt at identification.
Rich is the Yoakum country
with its substantial and enterpris-
ing farmer and truck growers.
“Charity begins at home ” Let
our citizens and the churches make
up a relief fund for the earthquake
The president has signed the
bill providing for a new federal
district of which Victoria will be
Reports from every section of
the country contiguous to Yoakum
concerning the crop outlook, are
It looks like oar friend, Frank
Taylor of Hocbheim, is determin-
ed not to be satisfied unless he
gets the blue ribbon and keeps it
as the champion hog raiser of
DeWitt coirnty. Recently the
Star gave some highly creditable
figures from him on a sale cf
youug hogs to the Tully market
and now he was down again yes-
terday with nine more which he
sold to the same party and for
which he got 4$ cents for a weight
of 1315 pounds. He also collected
for hundred pounds in the other
lot where an error occurred in the
figuring. Mr. Taylor has just
added another magnificent fea-
tuie to his farming interests and
that is a flock of sheep. His hogs
sold yesterday were practically
pure breed Poland-Chinas.—Cue-
It would be the right thing to
hand all contributions of money
for the San Francisco sufferers to
Mayer Dan T. Price.
Not a vacant rent house, no idle
carpenters or painters in Yoakum
means that something is doing
here iu the way of improvements.
It is human nature for every
man who gets elected village con-
stable to think he is on the road
to the White House.
The business men of Yoakum
have it in their power to make it a
live or dead town. Activity and
hustle, pulling together and going
out after business makes the situa
tion lively. Waiting and looking
for something to drop knocks
business into a cocked-hat.
What an improvement it will be
to Yoakum when that $30,000 com
modious brick school building is
erected. Don’t you thiuk so ?
San Francisco, Cal., April 21.—
Martial law is not so strict as
it was m the early morning and
yesterday. In some places there
was a disposition on the part of
campers to overrun the guards in
order to get to places where they
could obtain food, but as all dan-
ger of a food famine has passed
the people are becoming quieter.
Thousands of tons of provisions
of all kinds were brought into the
city last night and this morning,
and is now being distributed
throughout the city.
All private parties have been
called upon to give up their horses,
antomobiles or any means of con-
veyances they might have for the
transporting and distributing of
The people in the western sec-
tion, whose homes are saved, are
staying in them and no suffering
from that quarter is reported.
It is conceded by both democrats
and republicans that Senator Joe
Bailey of Texas made the best ar-
guments on the rato bill, from a
constitutional standpoint, ever
heard in the senate.
With Campbell, Bell, Colqitt,
Moore and Brooks in the field,
whut can a poor man do?—Hallets-
Stick to Tom Campbell like a
Senator Bailey has got the re-
publicans guessing since his great
speech on the rate bill question.
He is said to have made the great-
est speech of his career.
Messrs. E. H. McCall and S.
A. Couch of the Indian Territory
after a visit to South Texas were
so favorbly impressed with the
conntry that they purchased a
tract of tine agricultural land in
Karnes County. These gentle-
men wanted good black land at a
low figure and found it. They re
port ihat they will talk South
Texas to their neighbors anrt
friends and that in all liklihood
a number of farmers from that
section will come here later.
There can be do denying that
South Texas offers more induce-
ments to the homosceker in the
way of climate, soil, water, health
variety of crops produced and
cheap lands than any section of
the Union, and those who come
while lands are yet cheap will
profit largely hy it. South Texas
welcomes such faimers as Messrs
McCall and Couch.
I have yet a good assortment of
Roses, Ferns, Palms, Carnations,
Daisies, Chrysanthemums, etc., at
reduced prices. E. F. Ward,
24 3t Davis Avenue
The farmers in the section of
country surrounding Yoakum are
kept pretty busy just now. The
seasons permitting thej7 will have
something to sell this fall, besides
plenty to live on.
There is but one thought dow,
the awful calamity that has be-
fallen the city of San Francisco.
Our farmers should look after
$be feed crop this year* If the
Acreage in corn is not sufficiently
large to guarantee plenty under
fair conditions, peanuts, peas and
other safe crops should be planted
The coming session of the Sam
mer Normal which will open in
Yoakum June 4th, promises to be
largely attended by the teachers of
this section of the state and Yoa-
kum should do everything neces-
sary to make the stay of the teach-
ers in her midst as pleasant as
The man with a muck-rake, like
the poor, we have always with us,
fhongh it must be confessed that
eef community would be better off
wtifcoet him- He has also a femi
my™ counterpart, the woman with
ao evil tongue who sees all the bad
in others without ever seeing any
of the good and whoee chief
pleaeare is in making henelf mis-
erable and m doing all she can to
make others so. They are a bad
^ort, truly.—ban Antonio .Express.
Deputy United States Marshal
Vann arrived in the city Thursday
from San Antonio and immediately
proceeded to Dryer where he creat
ed quite a sensation by arresting
Postmaster Adolph Schulze on a
charge of fraudulent cancellation
of postage stamps The stamp , .,
c&oceiiauou reported from ill. [er|_b
fiee was not satisfactory to the
postal authorities at Washington,
hence the arrest. His arrest was a
great shock to his many friends,
who believe that he will be able to
prove himself innocent of the
charge. Mr. Schulze was taken to
San Antonio on Thursday night’s
After the arrest of Mr, Schulze,
the marshal drove to the home of
Mr. Sam Holster and placed Mrs.
Holster under arrest on a charge of
sending obscene matter through
the mails. The facts leading to
her arrest have been posession of
the authorities for some time. She
is charge with eppcling a very of-
fensive letter to a young lady who
resides near this city. Mrs. Hols-
ter's many friends are loath to be-
lieye that she has intentionally
committed £P? wrong. She was
also taken to Sail along
with Mr. Schulze.
J. B. 81,671.
The standard bred trotting horse,
bred by W P. Harriman & bon,,
Pilot Grove, Mo., formerly owned
by I. E. Clark, Schuleuberg.Tex.,
is now owned by Chas. J. Schoeu •
vogel, Shiner, Texas. J. B. will
«tand on my farm, known as the
Hy. Dreyer place, 2 miles north of
Wied, at $15 insured Mares pas
turedfree. For pedigree and par-
Chas. J. Sohoenvookl, j
6 lm -Shiner, Texas. ■
J. B. Harris’
35 lb sack very best CCp
48 lb sick Tidal Wave (hi OC
Hour for..............$ I. tU
19 lbs white granulated (hi
20 lbs be9t Y C (hi
7 lbs very best Peiberry (hi
8 lbs very best green (hi
coffee for...................$ I
Now Scotch oatmeal 3 OE>p
1 lb package Jumbo to- Qflp
bacco for............... faUL
\\ hite corn syrup per QEp
Best white wine vinegar Oftp
200 lb sack of salt, OJTp
coarse or fine.............0\Jv
20 cans best Mendelson’s (hi
Best cream cheese per ICp
Short plug Toothpick
1 lb bucket Fashion
Arm & Hammer soda per JTp
The very best black Qflf*
pepper per lb............
Turf tobacco yl
Razor tobacco AHr*
per lb.................. .4rUb
6 oz bottle Levi Garrett Qflp
15 bars good soap OCn
6 boxes good axle grease QC.
20 lbs lump starch (hi
5 gallons Eupion oil *70C
8 quart galvanized iron
2 cane oatmeal QCA
20 lbs black eyed peas ^
20 lbs whits beans $1
20 lbs red beans (hi
Ribbon eape syrup, per Ai\n
3 cans Good Luck bak- OCp
Whip-Poor-Will peas at mar
Nice country bacon |f|p
By virtue of authority in me vested
as president of the Board of Trustees
of the Yoakum Independeent Schools, I
hereby order an election to be held on
the first Saturday in May. U*o6, it be-
ing the 5th day of the month, for the
purpose of electing four school trustees
to succeed Messrs. W. A. Morrill, I. J
Miller, J. M. Haller and H. Neumann,
whose time expires. Said election shall
be held in the lower story of the Fire-
men’s Hall, formerly known as the City
Hall building, located near the Gonzales
street railroad crossing. Mr. T. M
Dodd is hereby appointed as presiding
judge of said election.
Witness my hand this, the 11th day
of April, 19o6.
12tf H. Neumann, President
Time to Ad.
There enu be no denying
the fact thu ’‘the time to buy
a thing is when it’s cheap,
and the tin e to sell is when
it’s high.” Tuis being so now
is the time to buy Yoakum
property. We feel safe in
saying that Yoakum property
will never again be as cheap
as it is at the present time.
During the past six months
the tendency in property val
ues has been upward and in-
dications are that values will
go still higher. The fact that
not anything like the number
of places are for sale now as
was the case some time since
and the further fact that
building material has increas-
ed in price; ought to make it
plain that the tendency could
hardly be otherwise than up-
ward. Then, too, it is a fact
^Jhat vacant houses are very
scarce and those who own
property are getting fair re-
turns on their investments,
which causes them to be slow
about selling. Good crops
last year had much to do with
bringing about improved con-
ditions here and another
bumper crop this year would
send values soaring skyward.
Our advice to those who
have money to invest is that
they invest now, and to those
who desire to purchase homes
is that they would make no
mistake in buying at the
While bargains arc not so
numerous as a while back,
we still have a good many
pieces of town property that
can be sold at the present
time at bargain pricee and on
reasonable terms, and would
advise those contemplating
purchasing homes or making
investments to do so now.
To those who have property
for sale we desire to say that
we can be of great service in
aiding you to dispose of it as
we do a great deal of adver-
tising and push every piece
of property listed.
Buy your fancy
syrups at E.
Fancy Tobaccos, chewing ant
6tf Weymouth Drug Co.
Treating Wrong Disease.
Many times women call on their family
physicians, suffering, as they imagine,
one from dyspepsia, another from heart
disease, another from liver or kidney
disease, another from nervous exhaustion
or prostration, another with pain here and
there, and in this way they all present
alike to themselves ami Iheir easy-going
and indifferent, or over-busy doctor, sep-
arate and distinct diseases, for which he,
assuming them to l>e such, prescribes his
pills and potion6. In reality, they are all
only symptoms caused by some uterine
disease. The physician, ignorant of the
cause of suffering, encourages this prac-
tice until large bills are made. The suf-
fering patient gets no better, but probably
worse, by reason of the delav, wrong
treatment and consequent complications.
A proper medicine like Dr. Pierce’s Fa-
vorite Prescription, directed to the cause
would have entirely removed the disease,
thereby dispelling all those distressing
symptoms, and instituting comfort in-
stead of prolonged misery. It has been
well said, that "a disease known is half
I)r. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is a
scientific medicine, carefully nevised by
an experienced and skillful physician,
and adapted to woman’s delicate system.
It is made of native medicinal roots and
is perfectly harmless in its effects in any
cojiditiun of the system.
As a powerful invigorating tonic "Fa-
vorite Prescription ’’ Imparts strength to
the whole system and to the organs dis-
tinctly feminine in particular. For over-
worked, "worn-out.” "run-down,” debilfr
tated teachers, milliners, dressmakers,
seamstresses, "shop girls," house-keepers,
pursing mothers, apd feeble women gen-
erally, Dr. PieFce’s Favorite Prescription
is the greatest earthly boon, being unr
equaled as an appetizing cordial and re-
As a soothing and strengthening nerv-
ine "Favorite Prescription ” Is unequaled
and is invaluable In allaying ana sub-
duing nervous excitability, irritability,
nervous exhaustion, nervous prostration,
neuralgia, hysteria, spasms, chorea, St.
Vitus’s dance, and other distressing, nerv-
ous symptoms commonly attendant upon
functional and organic disease of the
uterus. It induces refreshing sleep and
relieves mental anxiety and despondency.
I)r Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets invigorate
the stomach, liver and bowels. One to
three a dose. Easy to take as candy.
Not since that awful destruction
at Galveston has there been any-
thing to compare with this fearfnl
calamity at Ban Francisco. Chica-
cago, Johnstown, Indianola, Gal-
veston, Ban Francisco. These
names will be eternally associated
in the memory of Americans with
the greatest calamities of the
American period. As to the ex
tent to whigh thig latest calamity
has proved fatal to human life it is
too early to speak, but it ig likely
to prove second only to Galveston
iu that respect. As to property
loss it will be second only to Chi-
cago, if it be even that- Men sit
powerless as eggshells tossed on an
ocean surge in the presence of
such a calimity.—Ban Antonio
and repairs for all machines
"A STITCH IN TIME.**
The best clothes for the least
money. Cleaning, pressing,
dyeing. Hats reblocked.
1 Front Street.
i V V"V V V V V V a
M MU SIMM HE
JOHN M. BENNETT,
JOHN M. GKEEN,
The First National Bank
Of YOAKUM, TEXAS.
Capital and Surplus, * « $100,000.
o 1 ft ec. r o:
J. M. Bennett, J. M. Green,
uni Lewis, E. B. 1 'arruth, G.
h. P. fctpj rem-on
T. Brim, N. D. Arno?
i Yoakum Cumber CoJ
\l Just Unloaded
A car of Screen Doors and
Wiudow Frames. Call and
see them before placing
J. N. BAYLOR, M’g’r.
not the result of accident. We plan cur
work carefully and scientifically—study
men’s physiques and tailor their clothes
in accordance with the conformation of
iheir bodies. Heuce our unifor success
in garbing men. Withal our charges are
anything but exorbitant, our fabrics
the pick of the cloth makers’ output.
FRONT STREET. VGA KUM. TEX.
At this time we are offer-
ing the following bargains,
which are well worth investi-
Five room house and lot.
East Hill, near residence of
J. W. Greer, $700.
Six room dwelling, two
lots, barn, good location,
West Side, $1100.
Four room house, one lot,
good location, West Side,
Five room dwelling, Ea3t
Hill, Bix lots, barn, nice gar-
den plot, $1200.
Four room bouse, East
Side, balf-acre ground, fruit
and shade trees, $750.
Two cottages, vicinity of
passenger depot, bad repair,
Seven room dwelling, large
barn, lot 50x140, tep of East
Beautiful building lois in
all parts of the city at low
prices and on easy terms.
Iu farms and ranches wo
have numerous rare bargaius:
A 65-acre farm, five miles
from Yoakum, black land,
timber, good grass, six room
house, splendid walled well,
affording fine water. $35 per
200 acre farm, good im-
provements, 160 acres in cul-
tivation; paid 18 per cent on
investment last year; $25 per
acre. Can you beat it ?
56,000 acres black laud in
Karnes and Live Oak coun-
ties, $8 to $15 per acre—ten
year’s time to pay for it.
WILL JOHNSTON & CO.
Real Estate and Investments.
Office: Times Building.
of the latest style
Send for samples
The Cargill Company
Fine Art Stationers, Houston, Texas
REPUTATION AND SPLITS.
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WALLACE & WIMBERLY,
Attorneys at Law,
Office Over Lander Bank.
Abstracts of Titles.
H. Tribble of Yoakum, prospect
tive candidate for representative
writes the New Era this week that
m case the White Men’s Union
committee decides accordingly he
is willing to snbmit his name to
the white men’s primaries. It re-
mains to be seen what the com-
mittee will do in regard to this
matter.—Halletsville New Era.
A recent decision of the higher
courts has been made to the effect
that a bond given through a bond-
ing company must have an addi-
|jon^l sprety named signed to it,
ptherwfse it would not be valid, as
to the bond company- bounty
Judge Meitzen has now entered a
general order for all administrators
or guardians who have given such
a bond to the coart, to make a new
bond in accordance with such de-
cision of the higher courts.—Hal-
letsville New Era.
Prof. C. A.. Peterson returned
Friday from a Visit to Anstm.
F. W. Kirkham, M. D.
Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose
Office: Kunge Building, Guero, Texas.
Sj* TRY THE
they are ail good
^ AT Ng
Fresh candy made every
day at the
W'v:-.%/liv V3, %%llllfi?.
[ Dr. O- W. Jordan, V_S. j
J 28 Years Experience. i
^ Skillfully treat all diseases, of Horses, Cattle, Hogs, ^
- Sheep and Dogs, Leave orders at Koerth Brothers
Drug Store Residence Ci unn place, West Gonzales.
Next to Reo3 Racket Store
e. r| | Yoakum,
We notice from the Yoakum
Times that H. E. Criswell is a
candidate for public weigher.
Here’s to you, Henry, may you
land with both feet. — Cuero
£ Mr. and Mrs J. L. DeVault of
St. Paul, Missouri, have returned :
to their home after a most de-
lightful visit to their son, C. H. j
DeVault and family.
Mrs. E. B. Carruth, Mrs. Oscar!
Rooa and Mies Dessie Ragsdale
are among the visitors in San An-
topio this week.
Y County Superintendent F. P.
Gunther of Halletsville passed
through the city Friday ou bis re-
turn home from a brief visit to
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Muil of
San Diego, Texas, were the guests
of Mr. and Mrs fi. P. Johnson
the past week.
mm YOU TRAVEL
SELTOT A RAILWAY AJ
YOU OC YOUR CLOTHES.
(MISSOURI, KANSAS A TEXAS RAILWAY.)
Saggesfc Js.T.foriabU m Geonotonf
THE “KATY FLYER" AND
xaty Lining stations
keais. Modem In Prict.
(in ^rpaueti in Qualify and tames.
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