The Conroe Courier. (Conroe, Tex.), Vol. , No. , Ed. 1 Friday, March 3, 1911 Page: 6 of 8
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G(MISSION S STATEMENT! THE UXlS ONION CROP
JlON OF INTERSTATE COM
Imitsion Says the Public Is Not
'Responsible For Losses Due to
Bad Management Etc.
Washington.—In a decision written
y Interstate Commerce Commissioner
larlan the railroads have won almost
complete victory In the mailer of ad-
vancing the rates from St. 1-o‘uls to
Texas common points, and from Tex-
as to all points north of Ohio and east
of the Mississippi River.
These advances were made a little
over two years ago and were conEested
In a complaint tiled before the inter- j
state commerce commission by the j
Texas railroad commission against the
Santa Fe and other railroads The j
commissioner sustains the rates on
first-class goods, which Is the hulk of
thq traffic, and sdighlly reduces them
on second and third-class freight.
The interstate commerce commis-
sion issued the following statement, in
which its decision la summarized in
"The case of the railroad commis-
sion of Texas, Atchison, Topeka & San-
ta Fe Railroad Company et aL number
1676, known as the Southwestern rate
advance case, was uot on the suspen-
sion docket, the rates having been in-
creased and the complaint attacking
them filed before the commission was
given the power, under the recent
amendment, to suspend Increased rates
The amount of the increased revenue
involved In the advanced rates was not
so considerable as the amounts lnvdl.Vr
ed In the Western rate advance cases
decided, but the increases were de-
fended by the carriers on' the same
grounds of insufficient revenue and in-
adequate returns on their investments.
"In the general rate revision made
^ by these carriers on Aug. 10,1008, from
St. Louis to Texas common points, the
first-class rate was Increased from
$1.37 to $1.47, and corresponding in-
creases were made lu the other classes.
The effect of these advances was to
increase to the same extent the rates
On the traffic moving on exceptions to
the classification. The commodity rates
were also substantially Increased, and
the record shows that the great bulk
of the Texas-traffic moves under com-
modity rates, only about 7 per cent
moVing under the class rates. The re-
sults of these advances in the class and
commodity rates was not only to raise
the rates from St. Louis to Texas corn-
points. but also to raise the rates
.to TVaas from all the territory of the
Mississippi River nqrth of the Ohio
River and west of the so-called sea-
board territory, rates from that portion
of the country being fixed on s differ-
ential over the St. Louis rates\o Tex-
Vaiumionus Record. i
"The record In this case was very
voluminous, and was laid before the
commission with a printed abstract of
about a thousand pages. There were
also three printed volumes of exhibits.
The contest was fought out largely on
the statistics relating to the financial
condition of the carriers engaged In
that traffic. The principal question at
Issue was whether, under the old rates
the returns to the carriers on the in-
vestment in their several properties,
are sufficient. The railroad commis-
sion of Texas took the position under
the new rates that the returns to the
railroads were such as to be extortion-
ate and excessive. It was also alleged
that the new rates were unreasonable.
m “The Interstate commerce commis-
sion in a report prepared by Commis-
sioner Harlan holds that the carriers
that were made defendants have not on
the whole prospered as have many car-
riers In other parts of the country. It
therefore declines to disturb the com-
modity rates complained of, and de-
clines also to disturb the first-class
rate. The second-class rate, which on
Aug. 10, 1908. was raised from 91-31
to 91-29. the commission orders now to
be reduced to $1.25. On the remaining
classes the defendants are required to
v restore the rates in effect before the
* increased rates were published. This
readjustment of the class rates ts bas-
ed somewhat on the class rates to Col-
orado under the order of the commis-
sion In the Klndel case, 16 I. C. C.
Rep. 666. As the lowor class rates et-
$-'*% fact only a small part of the traffic,
UMuvoault la that the contention of the
carr.ers Is substantially sustained, the
• -conclusion reached being a recognition
by the commission that their financial
condition was such as to justify an In-
crease In their revenues. It Is express
ly stated In the report that no repara-
tion will be allowed " ^
Belton Jail Delivery.
Temple. Tex.—Three negroes con-
fined for minor offenses effected a
jail delivery at the county Jail in Bel-
ton Tuesday by making their exit
through the roof, following the ex-
'saspls of three other prisoners who
made their escape in the same way
several weeks ago, and who are still
mi IM ofi hand, fire did
damage at the Wilsea gia fiat
The loss ob MMMhtaeiy and
Will Amount to About 3,600 to 4,964
Cars This Season—Shipments
About March 1.
Ran Antonio, Tex.—Estimates of the
Texes onion crop this year vary from
3,5ot) to 4,054 cars. Due to the cold
spell, it is probable that the lower es-
timate is more nearly correct. Safes
Manager Roy Campbell of the South-
ern Texas Truck Growers’ Associa-
tion is the one making the estimate of
3,600, while Kingsville men in touch
with the situation estimate the larger
The Kingsville estimate lu detail Is
as follows: Laredo, 1,700 ears;
tulla, 375; Aahikton, 360; Crysta^gny,
180; from points In tiie \ofir^r Rio
Grande Valley, 700?v KagWr Paas, 72;
Kingsville, 40; I.yford, 16; Raymond-
ville, 20; FalfurriaB, 30; Devine, 12:
Moore, 2f>; Yorktown, 26; OJuelos, 25;
Von Ormy, 15; New Braunfels, 10;
Austin, 200: other points in South Tex-
as, 150; total, 4,954 ears.
Jf as good prices prevail as last year
the crop should sell gross for $4,000.-
000 and net the growers between $1,-
The shipments of the crop will be-
gin early In March, but the large move-
ment will not be until later in the
month, possibly the latter part.
The eaily cabbage crop will not be
more than 16 per cent of what It was
last year, owing to the freeze. The
fields have been practically cleared of
that crop. Many replanted, and the
late crop will probably be a large one.
If prices are maintained there will be
still a large profit in the crop.
Reports from Matagorda and other
sections to the Southwest of San An-
tonio are to the effect that the potato
crop being planted will be a large one.
This has becocfie an important Texas
industry, and many hundreds of oars
are now shipped annually.
ARE WHISKERS?A BA?
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Bur MT WWJffi **
(Copyright. 1911.) ,
A Young Man Has Just Won a Girl by Shaving Off His Facial Tapestry,
Thereby Removing the Objections. -rN«w» item.
CHIEF QUANAH PARKER DEAD| FIRE SWEEPS TOWM OF CONROE
Only Three Stores Escaped Destruc-
tion—Flames Rapidly Spread From
One Street to Another.
COMANCHE CHIEF GOE8 TO “HAP-
PY HUNTING GROUNDS.’’
Was Son of Cynthia Ann Parker,
White Woman, Who Was Captured
by Indians M(hen 9 Years Old.
TEXAS TO BE INCLUDED
In the $1,000,000 Fund to Fight the
Hookworm at the Expense of
Austin, Tex.—That Texas will be In-
cluded In the number of states wb*ch
are to receive a share of the $l,u00,000
donation mrdo by John D. Rockefeller
for fighting the hookworm is announc-
ed as a result of the visit of Wycliff
Rose, agent for the Rockefeller fund,
who was in Austin Thursday in con-
ference with State Health Officer
Last yeay Texas was not among the
nine Southern states receiving a part
of this fund, and It is stated that the
principal reason is that the state
health department was not sufficiently
developed to warrant the granting of
a part of this donation. Whatever dis-
ability there might have been. Dr.
Steiner expects to remedy it and as a
result Texas will be among the states
receiving a part of this fund.
Most of the work carried on In in-
vestigating the hookworm has been in
the states east o( the Mississippi Riv-
er, but it is stated that these parasites
are almost as active in I^ouisiatiu and
Texas, especially in the lower sec-
Approved Reserve Agents.
Austin, Tex.—Reserve agents ap-
pointed; National Bank, Grand Saline,
for First State Bank, Ben Wheeler.
Southwestern National Bank, KansaH
City; Commonwealth National Bank,
Dallas, and First National Bank, Fort
Worth, for First Guaranty State Bank
Vernon, City National Bank, Dallas,
for Citizens State Bank, Grand Prairte.
Galveston National Bank, Galveston,
for Kyle State Bank, Kyle. First Na-
tional Bank, Terrell, for Continental
State Bank, Quinlan. National Bank of
Commerce, San Antonio, for Stale
Bank and Trust Company, San Anto-
Train Kills Steers.
Dalhart, Tex.—Running through
blinding snow a Rock Island double-
header passenger train entering a cut
near Dalhart Monday struck a bunch
of 250 steers huddled in this shelter,
many of them lying down and com-
pleter covered with anow. Thirteen
steera were kllled^outright. The train
was stopped just at the beginning of a
high treatle, after being In imminent
danger of derailments
Gonnles Llvs Stock Shipments.
Oonsales, Tex.—A tralnlosd of stock
composed of fourteen cars of fat steers
and one car of hoga, was shipped from
Oonsales Wednesday over the 8ap
Railway to Fort Worth. The parties
shipping were: J. F. 8klnner, five
cars; L>, D. Dubose, one car; Hilde-
brsndt A Dubose, two cars; C.,E. Ma-
han, two cars; J. L. Matthews, ons
car; Cardwell A Gillette, two cars; K.
F. Carson, one car, and Moors A Du-
bose. one ear of hogs.
Lawton, Ok.—Quanah Parker, chief
of the Coidancho Indians, last of the
great Indian braves, who once spread
terror among the white settlers of the
Bouthhwest, considered by many the
i greatest living red blanket Indian of
his latter (lays, is dead. He died at
| bis home, four miles northwest of Ca-
I che, fifteen miles weBt of Lawton, at
the foot of the Wichitas, Friday from a
severe attack of rheumatism, which af-
fected the heart. Parker and his fam-
ily had been on a visit to the Cheyenne
Indians near Ilatnmon.
The funeral was held Saturday.
Quanah has- in fact been leader since
the death of his father. At the time
he was 14 years of age Chief Nocono
called his people together and request-
ed that his son, Quanah, be his suc-
cessor, after he had proven his right
to the throne by his bravery. When
the young chief became 18 years of age
he reorganized the tribe and went upon
Three years ago at the great Inter-
tribal council, held at Saddle Mountain
Quanah was formally elected chief of
the Comanches, after a bitterly con
tested campaign in which Eschlti, one
of the leading subchiefs, was his prin-
With the death of Parker the Co-
manches will have to select a new
chief, t riends of Eschitl declare he 1b
the most probable successor of the
great Quanah, but there are other can-
didates, chief among whom is. Cap-
tain Arrows. Arrows is the Indian
who was chiefly responsible for Indue
iug Parker to surrender. While Qua-
njjh never had directly professed the
•Wlglon of his white mother, Cynthia
Ann Parker, when near death he re
Iterated the desire, expressed at the
funeral at the reburial of his mother’s
body at Cache Dec. 4, last, th^t he
might meet her with the white man’s
God in the world beyond.
Parker was 67 years of age. He was
the son of Cynthia Ann Parker, white
captive of the Indians, and Peta No-
cono, former chief of the tribe, and^led
the Indians on numerous raids on the
white settlers of Texas and Oklahoma,
even up to the time of the establish-
ment of Fort'Sill, when he surrendered
in 1874 to General McKenzie at that
post. The casual observer has always
believed Quanah * to be a wealthy In-
dian, while the money lenders make
tht> statement that he always has had
fo borrow of them between the times
of the Beml-annual payments. He has
had seven wives, three of which are
now performing domestic duties in his
household. Fifteen children are now
living, others have died. Quanah’s
body was laid to rest beside that of
Vetoed Oregen Primary Bill.
Dee Moines, Iowa.—Governor B. f.
Carroll TuesUay vetoed the Oregon pri-
mary bill which bad passed both
houses of the Iowa legislature. He de-
clared it an evasion of the Federal
constitution as affecting eieetme ol
United States senators
Braxos River’s Rapid Miss.
Waco, Tex.—Without warning on
Tuesday a r*se of several feet swept
down the Hrasos River, the wail of wa-
pr«*< ntiittf a solid front serosa (he
tr M is thought that probably
hats been drowned by
rtee Dow heavy rates
Black Land Acreage Reoord Price.
’ Taylor, Tex.—The record price of
untiled black land was reached 8atur-
day when Mrs. M. A. Riddle, through
>er agents, sold to John Stasny of
Taylor, fourteen and a half acres of
prairie land, situated one mile weat of
the corporate limits of Taylor, for a
consideration of 92.600, or $179 per
Brazoe River on Rite.
Hempstead. Tex.—The Braxos River
Is on a sharp rise. The rise Ip about
ten feet, and is perfectly clear. Par
ties who went to the cutoff for a day’s
outing returned early Sunday and
stated that the Brasos was on a big
rise, and hud run up into the cutoff,
destroying the prospects of a fishing
Btste ClearvUp Da/7
Austin, Tex.—March 10 has bsen ee-
(anted as “clean up day" hy the Fed
erated Women’s Clubs of Tsxas, and
at their request Dr Ralph Steiner,
state health officer, has issued not ife
that this day will he aheerved through-
out the state.
Aeerata Pesek Fre* Bitten.
uoa. Mft *A Itllltea frost i«
RELIEVES URINARY AND KIDNEY
TROUBLES, BACKACHE, STRAIN-
ING, SWELLING, ETC.
Stops Pain In the Bladder, Kidneys
Wouldn’t it be nloe within a week or so
to begin to say goodbye forever to the
scalding, dribbling, straining, or too fre-
quent passage of urine; tbe forebead and
the back-of-the-head aches; the stitches
and pains In ths back; tbe growing mus-
cle weakness; spots before the eyes; yel-
low skin; sluggish bowels; swollen eye-
lids or ankles; lag cramps; unnatural
short breath; sleeplesaneas and the de-
I have a recipe f.or these troubles that
you can depend on. and If you want to
make a QUICK RECOVERY, you ought
to write and get a copy of It. Many a
doctor would charge you |3.&0 Just for
Writing this prescription, but I have It
and will be glad to send it to you entire-
ly free. Just drop me a line like this:
Dr. A. E. Robinson. K-267 Luck Building,
Detroit, Mich., and I will send It by re-
turn mall in a plain envelope. Aa you will
see when you get it, this recipe contains
only pure, harmless remedies, but it has
great healing and paln-oonqusrlng power.
It will quickly allow Ita power once you
use It, ao I think you had better see what
It is without delay. I will send you a
copy free—-you can use it and cure your-
self at home.
Conroe, Tex.—Thursday ^morning at
about 1:3(f o’clock fire was discovered
in the Capital drug store east of the
court house, owned by S. K. Halley.
When first discovered the building was
almost completely enveloped in flames,
and rapidly spread to the adjoining
buildings and in an almost incredibly
short time nearly the whole of the-bus-
iness part of the little city of Conroe
had been swept off the map. From the
drug store the fire spread along Cham-
bers street to the corner of the court-
house square. The fire then turned
east along Simonton street and also
crossed over to the buildings on the op-
posite side of the street and burned
all those south of the courthouse on
Simonton street east to the corner of
Avenue Z to Railroad. Then turned
north and south, sweeping everything
north for the full length of the block
and everything south to the depot ex-
cept the Conroe hotel, which was
slightly damaged. ,
The loss will reach, It Is believed,
at least $150,000, some of which is
partly covered by insurance. How-
ever, some of the buildings had no
insurance whatever, among which
was G. F. Crooke, who had five build-
"I saw a pianist last night who can
play with his toes.”
“Umph!—I’ve got a kid 18 months
old can do that!”
This fire left only
standing in the town.
COULD-NOT STAND SUFFERING
FROM SKIN ERUPTION
"I have been using Cutlcura Soap
and Cutlcura Ointment for the past
three months and I am glad to say
that they cured me of a most annoy-
ing skin eruption. It began by my no-
ticing red blotches appearing on my
face and scalp. Although they were
rather disfiguring, I did not think any-
thing of them until they began to get
scaly and dry and to itch and burn
until I could not Btand the Buffering.
Then I began to use a different soap,
^thinking that my old kind might be
Charters and Amendments.
AuBtln, Tex.—Charters have been is-
sued as follows: Kaufman Ice Com-
pany, Kaufman; capital stock $20,000.
hurting me, but that didn’t seem to do
any good. I went to two different doo-
tors but neither seemed to relieve me
any. I lost many nights’ Bleep In con-
tinual scratching, sometimes scratch-
ing till I drdw the blood on my face
and head. Then I started In to use
Incorporators^ J. W. Singleton, P. G. Cutlcura Remedies and In two
Bacon, George W. Shaw and others, months I was entirely relieved of that
German Evangelical Congregation, Ci- awfu^ pest. I am so delighted over
bolo.; no capital stock. Incorporators:
Rev. C. Knicker, Carl Schuennermann,
Adolph Bornemann and others. Wave
Publishing Company, Port Lavaca cap-
ital stock $3,000. Incorporators: , L.
Seabrodk, D. O. Bell, W. C. Noble and
others. Merkel Dry Goods Company,
Merkel; capital stock $20,000. Incorpo-
rators: Kourtney dunt, J. E. Faueett
and C. L. Barker. Amendments to
charters: First State BanV, San Ben- |
lto, increasing capital stock from $10,- i
000 to $50,000, and changing nume to
San Benito Bank and Trust Company, j
Petmecky Supply company, Austin, de-
creasing capital stock from $50,000 to
$34,500, and changing name to "The
Talking Machine Company of Texas.”
Certificate of dissolution: P. O. Ad-
ams and Rail and Safety Appliance Co.
of Cameron. The Arizona and Texas
Improvement Company of Williams,
Ariz., filed a certified copy of Its char-
ter, and was granted a permit to do
business in Texas. Texas office, Den-
ton County; capital stock $25,000; J.
R. Atwood, agent.
Road Laasad for 99 Years.
Cairo, 111.—At a special meeting of
the stockholders of the Cairo A The-
bes Railroad Company Tuesday, a new
board of directors was elected, a leaae
for ninety-nine years was entered into
with the 8t. Louts, Iron Mountain A
Southern Railway Company, under tha
provision of which the Iron Mountain
leaaea the Cairo ft Thebes road for a
period of ninety-nine years, paying
therefor 4 par cent of tbe $2,000,000
bonds issued in payment of the road
by the Louiavtlle ft Nashlvlle.
Wire Sarvloe Resumed.
Amarillo, Tax.—Wire service was
resumed into Amarillo Tuesday after
an abatement since Saturday on ac-
count of heavy snow and lee. During
Saturday night, Sunday and Monday
no wire services could be secured.
Tbe rains have abated, although snow
fell Tuesday In the form of flurries,
with a temperature t>t to degrees at
noon, having risen from 12 earlier te
the day. »
Riant Acreage in Oranges.
Bay City, Tex.—My. J. Pateer of
Davenport, Iowa, sod John F. Pulsar
end Mrs. Lou Long of Fort Dodge,
Iowa, haro recently bought lo-ecre
tracts and have begun the lot pro re-
meet of (Mir property Kacb will plant
my cure by Cutlcura Remedies that I
shall be glad to tell anybody about
It.” (Signed) G. M. Macfarland, 221
West 115th St., New York City, Oct. 6,
Cutlcura Soap (25c) and Cutlcura
Ointment (50c) are sold throughout
the world. Send to Potter Drug &
Chem. Corp., sole props., 135 .Colum-
bus ^e., Boston, for free book on
skin and scalp diseases and their
Have to Pull Them In.
Ella—There are Just as good fish
In the sea—
Stella—But you have to have a pull
to land them.
|!RR Alil.KIN’S FOOT-KASK
the antiseptic powtlcr to be shaken into the
ahoea. It inakea your feet feel easy ami com-
fortable and makes walking u delight. Bold
everywhere, t&c. Rt/utrtubttitutn Forfreetrial
package, addreaa Allen S.Olmstead.LeRoy.N.'Y.
Ella—He saya that 1 am the light
of his life.
If It’s Your Eye Use Pettit’s Eye fiafve
for inflammation, atya, itching lids, eye
achea, defect* of virion and aenritifity to
strong lighta. All druggists or Howard
Bros., Buffalo, N. Y.
If a man’s wife can read a boat poli-
tics without wishing she were a man,
he will never experience thy^igneure
of being henpecked.
Taylor’s Cherokee Remedy of Sweet Gum
end Mullen is Nature’s great remedy—
Curea ( ought. Colds, Croup and Whooping'
Cough ana all throat and lung troubles. At
druggists, 25c, 50c end 91.00 par bottle.
Tbe measure of what we love and
admire la the measure of our own
We are the lUtgSeff growers
ands of other
out the U. 8. HRB t „
of olovere, grasses, seed nets, wheat, ry
rye, barley, potatoes, etc., in America.
For lOo in stamps we mail you:
1 Pkt. Luxuriant hardy Alfalfa Clover.
1 Pkt. Billion 9 Grasa—the 10 Ton wonder.
I Pkt. Silver King Barley-*-173 Bu per A.
1 Pkt. Bonanza Oate—Sworn yield 259 Bu.
per A. winning 4 Farms in 1910.
I Pkt. H|>«ite—the cereal hay marvel.
And fl or more other packages farm seod
novelties or rarities, together with our ini
catalog, hriptling with seod truths all for
but lOo in stamps, or acod 26c and we add
a big package famous French bean coffee!
John A. Salzer Seed Co., 182 South 8th St.,
La Crosse. Wis. * ^
Consulted Him Oftea.
Ben ham At the rate you have tbe
doctor you ought to “get rich qulok.
The Chicago Fire could have been pre-
vented with one pail of water, but f
water was not handy. Keep a bottle
Hamlins Wizard Oil bandy and
tha fiery pains of inflammation.
The strongest symptom of 1
In man is his being sensible
Dr. Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets
and invigorate stomach, liver and
Sugar-coated, tiny, granules, easy to tal
Do not gripe.
Sympathy sometimes means slttl
tn a nr and passing out aoft words
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Druggists everywhere tail Garfield Tee.
the Herb laxative. It acta as a gentle aid
to Nature. • ‘ »
▲ girl la always sure her latest love
Is the real thing.
--CAN BE --
is the medicine you can
rely on to do the work
I! Is a real dlgastlv* help
Try It today
Rafuse all aubstitutea
over Vo Csra
Some men will do anything for the
sake of a little newspaper notoriety.
CHEAPER THAN INSURANCE.
Mexican Mustang Liniment is made
of the best oils and penetrates quickly,
soothing and healing the affected parte
IT makes good all losses occasioned
by accidents and is cheaper than any
IT will take a curb off your hcxreeor
cure him of the heaves.
IT will cure him of cracked heels or
No matter how long-standing or
deep-seated the pain, this old reliable
remedy will kill it.
Me. SO«. 91 e kettle •* Drus ft Geu'l ———.
— > i
IF YOU HAVE A SICKLY
E A every
befon.^etirtng. Pleanant to
take and marvelous results
in two weeks.
Package 25 cents.
YOUNGSTER TRY THIS FREE
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