The Alpine Avalanche (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 5, 1912 Page: 1 of 6
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The Alpine Avalanche
ALPINE, BREWSTER COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 1912.
K The First National Bank
Capital. Surplus and Profits $100,000.
UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY
A Bank with the Experience and Strength to
N ... Give the Best Service
C. A. BROWN, President
H. L. KOKERNOT, and L. L. HESS, V. Prests.
G. W. BAINES, Jr., Cashier
A. B. BURTON, Asst. Cashier
Waits to Figure Your Lumber Bills
v WE CAN FURNISH YOUR WANTS
FROM A GOOD STOCK OF THE
An Excellent stock of Lumber, Pipe &
Fittings, Samson, Steel and Wood Star
Mills, Eclipse Mills, Lime, Cement,
Brick, Cedar Posts, Well Casing,
General Line of Hardware.
^ . /
Don't fail to See Ui When
Yon are in the Market
■ »nniTrvnT*i*i*—** .
MASONIC BLD’G. - ALPINE, TEXAS
REAL ESTATE and SURVEYING
J. H. DERRICK,
Property listed with us for sa|e will be personally in-
jected and advertised. Lands surveyed and maps
! made. Topographic maps, town maps, contour maps
o| irrigable lands. Boundary surveys made
Surveyor when necessary.
SADDLES AND HARNESS
Oar aadtflaa an mads by tbs bust —ddla wakar la Waat
Texas, and are guaranteed Oor lina of hamaaa ia up-to
-eanplata. Wa want yongJ
KEEP TEXAS MONEY HI TEXAS......
Tky oor Boot and Shoe maker. Too will never have any
other. Special attention Riven to Mail Orders.
To the ^yahnclie.
Thera baa been some rumors
fhet d»e Border Rubber
might not continue to pur-
Guayule shrub on ac-
of die recent salt: of the
roperty. But we wish
10 aMte that we are able and
Anxious to buy tod pay cash
httji Guayule in dna field
'5 T * *.
Bonin Rubber Co.
Aik yon aogbbn .boat
In the purchase of real estate
die investor is bound to an in-
vestigation of die records. See
the words of the Supreme
Court in Authoritative Land
Tide Caution No. 12 in an-
other column 6f this paper.
the Number of
. After four years’ investigation
among the population of Eng-
land and Ireland the Royal Com-
mission compiled statistics which
make it evident that the feeble-
minded mothers of Great Britian
have proportionately twice as
many children as the normaj.
Field workers in this country en
counter a similar condition. The
feeble-minded are multiplying
twice the .rate of the general popu-
lation. This is largelv accounted
for bv the fact that feeble-minded
men and women are lacking in
self control. The result of
search work by the Department
of Public Charities in Philadelphia
confirms the opinion that the rate
of propagation of the feeble-
minded is far greater than that of
the normal. The 1)irth-rate is
not an accurate index of perma-
nent increase, since the low mental
or financial status of the parents
lessens the children’s chances of
survival. The infant death-rate
in the illegitimate Killikak line,
for instance, was about six times
as great as in the legitimate line.
Still, the fact that such defec-
tive lines are able to increase at all
and to perputrate themselves for
generations is sufficiently disquiet-
ing. It fe notorious that the off-
spring of feeble-minded parents
are especially liable to inherit the
defective mentality. According
to Goddard, about 65 per cent ot
all the feeble-minded owe their
condition to heredity. It thus
becomes apparent that the one
great probleip in the prevention
of feebie-mindedness is the pre-
vention of production by those
who are thus afflicted.
Many tentative experiments
have been made along the line of
sterilization. Indiana, Washing-
ton, California, Connecticut, Ne-
vada, Iowa, New Jersey and New
York have all passed laws which
provide for some form of steriliza-
tion of the feeble-minded and
certain criminal types. Pennsyl-
vania is prevented from having
such a law only by the governor’s
veto of the bill. . Kansas and Ne-
braska have both made experi-
ments with this method of dealing
with ^bxual offenders. For politi-
cal reasons both ot these States
have had to abandon the practice
at least temporarily. The New
Jersey laws, though far-reaching
and carefully planned to avoid
abuse while lending itself to the
aid of scientific research, has not
been in effect long enough to war-
rant conclusions as to its practical
outcome. Indiana has given the
sterilization plan the most
thorough trial of all In that
State the practice of vasectomy on
legalized for the past seven years.
In the reformatory at Jefferson-
ville about th^ee hundred men
have been operated on.
When the whole subject is
viewed from a practical point of
view the arguments for steriliza-
tion of the mentally defective
seem greatly to outweigh th( n-
timental reasons advanced against
it. Maqy inmates of institutions
tor the feeble-minded could be
kept safeiv at their homes and at
least help to earn their own living,
were it not for the opportunity to
reproduce their own kind which
such liberty would give them.
Although segregation of this class
J. H. Crow, contractor and
builder. Will guarantee satis-' during the whole of thereproduc
,factiou. Phone nw at my resi- tive period is effective in its re-
nee Advt suits, it carries with it a financial
burden which- seems unnecessary
Mexican band at the picture; tfy large. Considered in all its
show every Tuesday and Sat-' various aspects, says The Journal
Double header1 of the American Medical Amo-
every Saturday night
Let Sandifer clean and press
rianon, it would appear that the
most practical plan for the elimi-
, nation of the feeblc-mindtdwtrains
your clothes. AD goods called should judiciously combine the .
for and delivered. PboHe methods of segregation and-Ateri-1Wor^ in financial history of
IS. Advt. atiou.—Elltso Tones. |T«*. und the multo of hi.
Wsfk by Gnbwoaen.
San Antonio clubwomen have
undertaken a good work in look-
ing after delinquent women, girls
and boys, and a field of great use-
fulness to humanity has been
Not only in the police court,
but m many other places, are
there opportunities for reclaiming
wayward people, and there are
hundreds, perhaps thousands, in
this and every other important
city who should be reclaimed.
When the first downward step
is taken the chance for reforma-
tion is better than it ever is after-
ward, and a kindly interest may
often lead one back to the path of
rectitude wh«, but for this, would'
continue in the broad road that
leads to perdition. The world is
too much inclined to turn the cold
shoulder to one who has erred
rather than attempt to encourage
that one to remember the teach-
ings of God and mother; there
is too great a disposition to cen-
sure rather than pity one who has
made a mistake in life and to give
a kick instead of reaching out a
helping hand to the fallen.
The world needs more charity,
more compassion, more sympa-
thy, more help for the unfortun-
ate ones about us and the club-
women of San Antonio have it in
their power to teach the world a
lesson-vof love and forgiveness.
These women can go out into the
highways and gather up those who
have fallen by the wayside; they
can lead the unfortunate into bet-
ter ways, surround them with bet-
ter'influences, inspire them with
new ambitions and purify then;
lives. Jesus set a noble example
when he refused to condemn a
woman whom the multitude de-
rided, and the world tould do
good work for humanity by fol-
lowing this example. The noble-
hearted women who do not fear
they will soil their skirts by com-
ing m contact with those who have
sinned, but who go among them
like angels of mercy to lead them
to a better way, will make the
world better and will realize the
promise of the Master: “It ye
forgive men their trespasses, your
Hifavenlv Father will also forgive
you.” Judged by the divine
standard, none of us is without
sin and therefore none of us are
worthy to cast a stone. By help-
ing others our own weaknesses
may be condoned, and our good
deeds be taken into account in
the final day.—San Antonio Ex-
Notick to Tat Payers.
Norice is hefeby given that
the taxes due the State of
Texas, and County of Brewster
for the year 1912 are now due
and payable at my office in the
court house, at Alpine. Taxes
must be paid on or before the
31 st day of January, 1913, or
ten per cent penalty will be
added. On account of the
time required for issuing each
receipt by the regulations made
by the comptroller it will be
necessary for you to pay your
taxes as soon as possible: other-
wise you may not be able to
pay same and receive your re-
ceipt before the penalty at-
taches- No personal checks
(Signed) J. A. Walton.
IO-IO-tf. Tax Collector.
Removed Bar Agatost Texas
The law governing the in-
vestments of the savings banks
of the State of New York for-
bids investment in bonds of a
city in a State which since Jan-
uary I, 1861 has repudiated
any of its debts or defaulted in
the interest thereon. In the
administration of this law up
to September of this year the
bonds of Texas cities have been
excluded as ineligible, the New
York officials assuming that
Texas has since the outbreak
of the Civil War repudiated
some portion of her State debt.
In order to7 disprove this as-
sumption a history of the State
debt since I860 was needed-
A New York bond house which
was seeking a market for the
bonds recently issued by fthe
city of Delias turned to the
University of Tom for die
needed history, alter efforts to
secure it ,elsewhere had baled.
Dr. E. T. ^filler of the Univer-
sity was able to furnish an ac-
count of debt by reason of his
study were such as to show
that the only repudiation by
Texas was of debt authorized
during the period of secession
and which was made compul-
sory by the amendment to the
Constitution of the United
States adopted in 1868. Upon
the basis of the account sub-
mitted by Dr. Miller, Attorney
General Carmody of New York
rendered an opinion on Sep-
tember 14, that Texas was not
guilty of any repudiation with-
in the meaning of the New
York law. The result of his
opinion has been to remove a
cloud which has rested on the
credit of the State, to widen the
market for the bonds of Texas
cities, and thereby enable them
todssue their bonds on better
terms than formerly.
I A HOME BANK FOR HOME PEOPLE
ALPINE STATE BANK
Capital, $25,000 - Surplus * Profit. $15,000
U. S. DEPOSITORY
BENJAMIN F. BERKELEY.
W. VAN SICKLE,
GEO. C.~-MILLER, V. President H. W. FERGUSON, Cashier
This bank is under the direct supervision of tho State Banking
oard, governed by the laws of Texas, m-tde by the Deople for the
people. The non-tntereBt bearing and unsecured deponf
bank are protected by the Depositors Guaranty Fund of tl
of Texas Your business solicited.
iita of thin
Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent.
Trees Trees Trees j
Fruit Trees, Shade Trees and Shrubbery t
Of All Kind*.
Now is the Time to Place Your Order for Fall Planting
ALL TREES GUARANTEED FREE FROM DISEASE
A. McCALLUM, - Alpine, Texas
Candy Candy Candy.
We have all kinds of Candy
from the Cheapest to the Best
Fancy line of box candies at
the right price; non^ better, in
Chocolate, Creams, Assorted
Nuts and Bon Bons. Call and
look our line over.
Alpine Cgndy Kitchen.
' (Successors to Dcwecs Lumber Co.)
Lumber, Paints, Oils, Builders' Hard-
ware, Shingles, Posts, Wire, etc.
Our Yard will be Complete in Every
-Detail. We Want Your Business.
Let Us Figure on Your Lumber Bill.
Courteous Treatment Guaranteed.
Alamo Lurriber "Company,
RAY TURNER, Local Manager.
Watcw our advertisements
Caught With the Goods
Is the verdict of everyone who has seen my stock of JEWELRY—the largest stock A
of JEWELRY ever shown in Alpine. Diamond Rings, Signet Rings, Cameo Rings, j?
The new Texas Seal Ring, latest thing out. Diamond Bar Pins,* Cameo Brooches.
Finest line of small Brooches ever shown in Alpine. tuff Buttons*.,Fobs, Coat
Chains, Cigar Cutters.
NOW HERE’S WHERE
Necklaces, LaVallers, and-
Jewelry for particular peo-
ple. Howard, Hamilton,
Elgin, Waltham, South
The largest line of Cut
^ Glass, Sterling Silver,
Hand Painted China.
Be sure to see the new
goods in the new ware
silver deposit, and my
new line of Engraved
' Brass, Copper and
Ramkin sets and casa-
Send for Catalogue.
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Yates, W. J. The Alpine Avalanche (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 5, 1912, newspaper, December 5, 1912; Alpine, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth802994/m1/1/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend).