The Kingsville Record (Kingsville, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 24, Ed. 1 Friday, March 5, 1915 Page: 1 of 8
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THE KINGSVILLE RECORD
KINGSVILLE, TEXAS, Friday. March 5. 1915.
BISHOP NOW HAS
Manager Kleberg or the Texa.s-
Southern Electric Company announc-
es that the line into Bishop was
completed last week and that the
‘juice* was turned on in that city—
from Kingsville. A force of men have
been busy several weeks putting up
poles and stringing wires from this
place along the public road and now
Bishop may have power and lights
both day and night.
This is a remarkable step in the
work of the new company in this
city. It not only gives the city of
Bishop advantages heretofore denied,
and advantages hardly to be hoped
for in the immediate future, but is
a boon to the country between the
two towns. Homes along the route,
and for a great distance around
about, can by inexpensive connect-
ions, tap the ’juice’ and have elec-
tric lights, power for milking ma-
chines, corn grinders, feed cutters,
etc., just the same as we \vould in
In this connection it might be
stated that the Texas Southern Elec-
tric Company is planning at an early
date to make extensive improvements
at the Kingsville plant, the nature of
which have not yet been made public.
Mr. Gus Houston, representative of
the company, has been in Kingsville
several days looking the situation
over and seems well pleased with the
plant here as well as the town of
Kingsville. It is probable that in the
not distant future improvements will
be made in the waterworks system
of the town, the mains being enlarg-
ed and fire plugs placed at conven-
In the improvements at the plant
will probably be a new cqver for the
water tank, perhaps of cement, and
the removal of the cooling tower
over the tank.
New Manager for Adams Store
Mr. R. B. Echols of San Marcos ar-
rived Thursday and will be associat-
ed with Adams Cash Store in the ca-
pacity of manager. Mr. Echols is a
brother of Mesdames Alex Adams and
Go to church next Sunday.
For February, 1915
J. S. LEHMAN.
GO TO CHURCH
Tin. lav membership cf the chureh-
es of Kingsville have designated Sun-
day, March 7th, as “Go to Sunday
School and Church Day.” They cordi-
ally invite you to help maintain the
record of Kingsville for “doing
things” by adding your presence at
some of the churches.
N. M. COULSON,
J. R. HONF.A,
W. R. McKIE,
H. C. DENNETT.
The Sixty-third Congress, the first
under the complete domination of the
Democratic party since 1895, ended
yesterday at noon and adjourned sine
die. Congress has been in almost con-
tinuous session since President Wil-
son’s inauguration nearly two years
ago, beginning with an extra session
called by the President April 7th.
1913. Congress has worked actually
637 days. I
Much important legislation has
been accomplished and much more
was contemplated, some of it hard
pressed by the President and party
leaders, was left undone. Before ad-
journment President Wilson signed
the seaman’s bill and the neutrality
resolution, enabling him to prevent
ships leaving the United States for
supplies for beligerent warships. The
postal and Indian appropriation bills
failed ot pass.
FIVE HUNDRED CLUB
The Five Hundred club met with
Mrs. Robert Ferguson Thursday af-
ternoon. Those present were Mes-
dames Parker, Sims, Weir, Honse,
Brisbin, Collins, Wood. Nance, Har-
rington, Nolan. Peretiot and Fergu-
son. First prize won by Mrs. H. A.
Brisbin; second by Mrs. Frank
Honse. Delicious refreshments were
served. All members were invited to
be present at the next regular meet-
ing at Mrs. Harrington’s. The Club
met with Mrs. Hugh Collins last
week instead of Mfs. Hal Perreuot,
as the paper stated.
RICARDO—for rent, on monthly
rental basis. Spencer place ; 40 acres,
improved; land ready for crop. Apply
T. SPENCER, 125 First Place, Brook-
lyn, N. 'i.
Phoenix silk sox. every pair guar-
anteed; pair 25 cents. Adams Store.
I We Are Advising
all our farmer friends to cut
down their acreage in cotton
this year and raise more cattle,
hogs, chickens, corn and other
We are always pleased to
talk these matters over with
our friends and welcome them
at any time.
Robt. J. Kleberg & Co.
[ UNICORPO RATED ]
Kingsville :::: Texas
Austin, Tcxar., Marc1’ *—Archie
Parr, the Senator from Duval, scored
a signal victory at a tactician today,
when the house of representatives
passed a hill offered by Representa-
tive Pat Dunn, creating the 79th judi-
Originally Mr. Dunn has introduced
in the house a bill creating the 79th
district and naming Cameron, Hidal-
go, Starr, Willacy and Kleberg coun-
ties-as its counties and leaving Nuec-
es, Jim Wells, Brooks, Duval and Jim
Hogg as the counties composing the
The house bill was amended in the
senate by Archie Parr and places the
new district as follows :
28th district—Nueces, Kleberg, Wil-
lacy and Cameron counties; Judge
Hopkins and district attorney Kleiber
continuing in their present capacities.
79th district — Duval, Jim Wells
Brooks, Jim Hogg, Starr and Hidalgo
counties. Governor Ferguson will ap-
point a district judge and district at-
After the Dunn bill has been amend-
ed in its amended form passed by
the senate, the senate hill passed by
Terms of Court
Terms of court as provided in the
bill be as follows :
In the county of Nueces on the first
Monday in January and may contin-
ue in session ten weeks, on the first
Monday in September, and may con-
tinue in session ten weks.
In the county of Kleberg on the sev
enteenth Monday after the first Mon-
day in January, and may continue in
session four w'eeks; on the twenty-
sixth Monday after the first Monday
in January, and may continue in ses-
sion four weeks.
In the county of Willacy on the fif-
teenth Monday after the first Mon-
day in January, and may continue in
session two weeks; on the fifteenth
Monday after the first Monday in
September and may continue in ses-
sion two weeks.
In the county of Cameron on the
tenth Monday after the first Monday
in January and may continue in ses-
sion five weeks; on the twenty-first
Monday after the first Monday in
January and may continue in session
five weeks; on the tenth Monday af-
ter the first Monday in September
and may continue in session five
In the Seventy-ninth district, the
terms of court arc arranged accord-
The prisoners in the new county
jail made an unsuccessful attempt to
escape last Sunday—or at least they
had been making the attempt for
several days. The prisoners had been
allowed the run of the bath room,
which is a part of the jail, the jailer
being under the impression that the
walls were encased in steel. At times
v/hen the jailer was asleep, or out of
the building, the prisoners had
quietly worked a hole through the
west wall of the building, there be-
ing nothing in the way except the
brick and mortar. When caught there
only remained a few hours work to
complete the job and make their
getaway. From this time on the pris-
onets will be allowed to take their
baths under the direct supervision of
jailor Buck Taylor, and Buck say.-,
they are not going to take a bath
every fifteen minutes, either. Just
how many of the prisoners were im-
plicated in the attempted escape, has
not been determined, but all of them
will be kept in close confinement
from now on.
The 500 Club entertained this af-
ternoon at Mrs. H. C. Dennett’s, com-
plimentary to Mrs. O. H. Nance pre-
vious to her departure for Baltimore
Md. The club will present Mrs. Nance
with a lovely cut glass vase and re-
flector as a souvenir of her member-
ship and residence in Kingsville.
There will be seven tables and at
the conclusion of the game ice cream
and cake will served.
OF THE WEEK
J. P Daley, blacksmith has taken
a two months leave of absence and
after spending a week in Houston
will take in the exposition at San
Francisco and San Diego.
•’Account reduction in force some
twenty-five men wer laid off Satur-
day, affecting the machine, boiler,
blacksmith and pipe shops.
Fireman A. Oberwetter leaves this
week for a few days trip to Austin on
Mrs. F. Roytel and Mm. Condon,
mother and son of boilermaker Con-
don, leave this week for a few days
trip to Houston.
J. S. Pyeatt’s private car No. 1700,
was shopped Monday for a general
The B. & M’s better corn car in
charge of Sr. Zeferino Dominquez,
left Thursday morning for a trip over
the south end.
C. H. Bergstrom, of Springfield,
Mo., arrived Monday and started to
work at once putting in the Oxweld
Acetylene plant at the shops.
Master Mechanic R. F. Roe left
Tuesday night for a few days in
Houston on mechanical department
Coach Carpenter J. H. Lankford re-
turned to work in shops Wednesday
after three weeks lay off.
Engineer B. Raiford, was in Hous-
ton on business first of week.
Machinists H. Kroger and C. J.
Schelper recently cut off at shops de-
parted first of week for San Antonio.
Machinist W. H. Avey and family
leave alst of week for their former
home in Teague, Texas.
Fireman H. H. Hamlin was down to
Harlingen Sunday seeing friends.
Engineer J. B. Duff was in Houston
on personal business Thursday.
Machinist R. L. Roberson was see-
ing friends in Harlingen Sunday.
Forman J. F. Donahue, of car Dept.,
was on sick listseveral days this week
Fireman J. B. McLoud was in Hous-
ton on business first of week.
E. C. Evernham of car Dept left
Thursday for Lyford for a few’ days
on personal buisness.
Engines Nos. 84 and 94 left Tues-
day for Houston to be turned over
for service on N. O. T. & M.
Engines Nos. 7 and 479 w'ere turn-
ed out of back shop this w'eek having
received a genera! ovoerhattling.
General Car Foreman W. F. Manry
left Monday for a trip over north
Miss Mildred Foster esigned as
stenographer in Supt. office Monday.
Henry Wilamson, store room fore-
man left Monday with supply cars
for trip over north end.
Machinist W. R. Regan has been
off for the past few days with an an
Switch Engine Fireman C. W.
Kenedy was off for several days this
week account injury sustained a few
CARD OF THANKS
(Delayed from last week)
We wish to express our most sin-
cere thanks to all of those who so
kindly offered help and assistance
during and after the fire which des-
troyed our home. It is our wish to
see every one of you and thank you
in person, but this is impossible. Such
friends can never be forgotten.
Mr. and Mrs. August Frominc.
Record want ads for results.
IN SOUTH TEXAS
Never were prospects brighter in
Soutii Texas iui a wonderful crop.
True, we have had some rather se-
vere weather (for this section) dur-
ing the past winter—much rain, but
this very fact will hell) to make pos-
sible the great feed crop of 1915.
Now comes the warm spring weath-
er, following a beneficial rain of
Wednesday night, putting the ground
in excellent shape. In most fields the
corn is up, worked out and will, of
course grow rapidly. Most small
grain crops are in the ground, with
others to follow this and next week.
The county is rapidly filling up with
dairy cows and market hogs, not a
week passing without some farmer
shipping in, or buying from nearby
counties either one of the two. We
arc assured a splendid grass crop,
pasturage in abundance, the grass
just taking on a little greener and
fresher life after the winter. In fact,
prospects, agriculturally speaking,
are very bright at the present writing
for the youthful Kleberg county. This
present year will no doubt make his-
tory for Kleberg county. Its people
have awakened in earnest to the ad
vantages and are making the great-
est of efforts to induce others to
share a future great prosperity. This
year’s crop and its resultant effects
will do more than anything else has
ever done to convince a would-be
skeptical, and sometimes unwise
home-seeking public to the superi-
ority of Kleberg county lands.
W. H. Jersig. secretary of the Kle-
berg County Commercial Club, was
asked today regarding the interest
being manifested in the extra prizes
being offered in connection with the
Texas Industrial Congress work in
this county. He said that the interest
so far manifested was very light and
that he was unable *to understand
why Kleberg county farmers did not
avail themselves of this plan to com-
pete for an extra $250 unless it he
that they did not thoroughly under-
stand the terms of the plan.
It is to be distinctly understood
that these extra prizes are not in any
way connected with the Congress
plan more than that the contestant
must he a contestant in the Congress
plan. The money is offered to Kleberg
County farmers alone. If a farmer is
entered in the Industrial Congress
plan, it will he just as easy for him
to enter for the Kleberg County priz-
es. hut it will be necessary for him
to sign up the blanks and pay the
small fee as ail evidence of good
faith. The time until entries will
close is very short and Secretary Jer-
sig should be communicated with at
once if you hope to enter the con-
test. Surely the prizes arc worth try-
NO MAS VAG0S
Have you noticed the absence of
vags on the streets for the past
week? And did you notice how many
there were several weeks ago? The
town was being overrun by them;
people were worried to death and in
some instances ladies were almost
ordered to prepare food for them in
cases where their husbands were
down town at work.
Well, ascribe their sudden disappear-
ance to City Marshall Nichols. He
attached the small fine of thirteen
ought five to them, giving them per-
mission to w'ork it out on the streets
at fifty per with board and lodging
in the city bastile. A day’s work on
the streets and a night’s confinement
was too much and they sought green-
er pastures, notifying all goers and
comers that Kingsville was a splend-
id place—to pass up—for the profess-
Lost, Strayed or Stolen
One two-year old Jersey male, un-
branded, dark Jersey color. Notify O.
M. Wilson, or the undersigned.
2t-24 W. H. McCRACKEN.
New shipment of Girls Baby Doll
Slippers, pair $1.75. ADAMS CASH
Now, be perfectly honest: Don’t
you think you owe it to yourself,
your Cod, to attend church? Begin
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Mecklin, R. C. The Kingsville Record (Kingsville, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 24, Ed. 1 Friday, March 5, 1915, newspaper, March 5, 1915; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth801232/m1/1/?rotate=270: accessed April 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .