Aransas Pass Progress (Aransas Pass, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 17, Ed. 1 Friday, August 6, 1909 Page: 8 of 8
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<| We are not giving anybody any options on locations.
<| You can select any unsold lot provided you will begin building
within thiriy days.
Cfl If you do not begin building within thirty days, you lose your selec-
tion; there will be no more extensions granted. This is final.
Every contract holder will be treated alike.
C[J We make no verbal promises. You must sign a building contract
and then comply with its provisions or you will not be allowed
to make a selection.
<J Another thing to remember: contracts for location are not transfer-
able. We do not give you a choice of location to speculate on,
but to build on.
demand for locations
is increasing every day
and choice locations are worth
a thousand dollars premium
now. There is no telling what
they will be worth by the time
of the opening
ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS
from the northern mark-
ets, three car loads of
Furniture and Hardware,
and are in a position to
give yoti as good quality
as you can buy anywhere
in the country, and will
save you money.
To our Aransas Pass
friends, we will refund
your railroad fare, give
you a good dinner, and
at the same time save
you money on every pur-
chase of S25 or more.
Come and inspect our
stock hefyre you buy.
W. F. SPARKS
Bank to Have Local Advisors.
O. G. PARSONS
for all kinds of
also Foundations, Chimneys
Concrete Block Buildings
as cheap as first-class
10 years experience.
CONCRETE BLOCKS FOR
O. G. PARSONS
ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS
At a recent meeting of leading
business men called together by
A. B. Phillips, cashier of the Union
Trust Company, to consider how
this banking institution could best
serve the growing needs of the
business interests of Aransas Pass,
it was the unanimous sentiment of
all present that the best service
could be rendered by this bank
continuing as a branch of the gen-
eral institution with local business |
men to co-operate with the cashier
as an advisory board. The propo-
sition to convert it into a state bank
with only local capitaT was dis-
carded as being less desirable.
To the credit of the Union Trust
Company, of San Antonio, it might
be said that at a time when other
financial institutions looked ask-
ance at the Aransas Pass project;
and when the town was not strong
enough to launch its own banking-
enterprise, the Union Trust Com-
pany proved its faith in Aransas
Pass by putting in a branch here
at considerable expense to itself,
and by equipping this branch with
the most appoved and most
modern banking appliances. But
for this faith on the part or the
parent institution, we would have
had to contend for an indefinite
time with the disadvantages of
having to do our banking at some
distant point; whereas, the ex-
istence ot our local bank faciltates
every commercial enterprise in
^.ransas Pass, enables us to keep
our money in circulation at home,
and gives us a certain prestige
In order thatdocal citizens may
become members of the advisory
board, it will be nesessary for them
to become stockholders in such
sums as they may desire, and these
stockholdess may elect the board
from their own number. Thus the
bank becomes a home managed
institution without requiring a very
heavy investment on the part of
In this connection the public
might be interested in knowing
that just at this time the Union
Trust Company, of San Antonio,
is increasing its capital stock to
$500,000.00, the stock being
floated all through this section of
the state. The fact that leading
bankers in places like Corpus
Chrsti, Beeville, Runge, San An-
tonio, Lockhart, Austin, etc., are
taking stock and becoming di-
rectors goes to show how favora-
bly shrewd business men regard
As for the Aransas Pass Branch,
it is safe to say that no enterprise
has contributed more largely to
the general cenvenience and more
deserving of our patronage.
A Man’s Opinion.
“If we had women for judges,” said
the lady with the square jaw, “few di-
vorces would be granted.”
“Yes,” replied the horrid man.
“They’d be so eager to hear the scan-
dalous details that it would never be
possible to get all the evidence in.”
James D. Veatch, recently of
Bloomington, 111., is now associated
with-|Ray L. Carter in the publica-
tion of the San Patricio County
News at Sinton. The News is a
good paper, and while only a few
months old, is growing right along.
Complaining Customer—Say, this
fly-paper is full of holes.
The Grocer—Yes, madam; I know It
is. It is the new “combination” fly-
paper, and is made with the holes so
that it can be used for porous plasters
after the fly season is over.
The daughter—What objection have
you to my marrying him, mamma?
The Mother—Because, dear, I
think you can do better.
“But can’t I always do better?”—
Light on Economy.
“You always want to try to do all
your reading in the daytime,” said the
stern teacher of physiology, addressing
the class. “Sunlight is much better
than any artificial light. Can any one
of you tell me why?”
“Yes, ma’am,” said Edwin. “It’s a
good deal cheaper.”—Judge.
“You say,” observed Muggins,
Is nearly always something
about your motor?”
“Yes,” answered Chuggins, nerv-
“What is it, as a rule?”
Yeast—Did your wife get time on
that new hat she’s just bought?
Crimsonbeak—No; but it looks as if
she’d got about everything else on it!
“You need a man to show you how
to make money.”
‘Tve got one. My boss shows me
how it’s done, hut he won’t let me
do it.”—Cleveland Leader.
The Simple Life.
Passer-by—Look here, you are the
man who struck me for a sixpence
three days ago!
Beggar—Yes, sir; but do me best, I
can’t keep me expenses any lower
than twopence a Jay.
Fond Parent—The child is full of
Sarcastic Visitor—Yes. What a pity
it is allowed to escape.
Houston & Hatch, Props.
Now Open For
Work a Specialty
Aransas Pass, - Texas
Mrs. Jawback—Why have men's
clothes so many,pockets in them?
Mr. Jawback—I’ll be darned if I
Up to Date.
She—What’s that curious looking
charm you are wearing on your watch
He—That is our new coat-of-arms—>•
chauffeur rampant, policeman couch-
ant, justice of the peace expectant.
Great Salt Lake.
The calcium was out of order.
“I can’t do my best without a glare,”
averred the star.
“I can manage that,” responded the
impresario. “I’ll station one of tne
other prima donnas in the wings.”
The Witness’ Objection.
Judge—Swear that witness!
Witness—Now, judge, I came down
here to do my duty in a peaceable
manner, and I don’t want to be cussed
A Sameness Noticeable.
Patience—I see it is said that the
United States has the greatest vari-
ety of postage stamps.
Patrice—And yet they all seem to
taste the same.—Yonkers Statesman.
“My hoy, be polite and honeBt.”
"Sometimes it's pretty hard to bo
both 2/ the same time.”
Upon the request of a local citi-
zen, the following is reprinted from
: the Salt Lake City, Utah, Tribune:
Utah’s dead sea was at one time
346 miles long, 145 miles wide and
1 2250 miles around. It was as large
as Lake Michigan and much
j It is 23,000 years old. It has no
It covers 2,000 square miles now,
is 83 miles long, 5 1 miles wide,
land its greatest depth is 35 feet.
There are nine islands in the lake,
j In every five pounds of water is
one pound of salts, thirteen ounces
of which are common salt.
If no water was poured into the
lake it would take but three and a
half years for the sun to draw up
I all the water in the lake.
If the water in this salt sea could
be evaporated and the salt which
would thus be obtained loaded
dr. c. l. McClellan
Physician and Surgeon
€| Offiee in the Bay View Hotel.
<J Surgeon S.A. & A.P. R.R.
Aransas, Pass, Texas C
W. D. Holloman, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Office over City
upon trains of cars, there would be
enough to fill a train of ordinary
box cars, carrying forty tons each,
to belt the earth 1 19 times, and
still leave 8,000 miles of cars
standing upon siding. A child
born the day the first sar in this
train of salt started would grow up
to manhood or womanhood and
when he or she would have been
27 years, 5 months and fourteen
days old, the last car in this great
train of salt would have passed the
station in Salt Lake, assuming that
the train moved at a speed of
twenty miles per hour.
t| Has moved its
offices into the
large^ and well
west rooms at the
Bay View Hotel
where they are
offering rare bar-
gains in real es-
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Aransas Pass Progress (Aransas Pass, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 17, Ed. 1 Friday, August 6, 1909, newspaper, August 6, 1909; Aransas Pass, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth974134/m1/8/: accessed January 25, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Ed & Hazel Richmond Public Library.