Aransas Pass Progress (Aransas Pass, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 17, Ed. 1 Friday, August 1, 1913 Page: 1 of 8
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TARANSAS PASS REALTY CO
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regarding’ Aransas Pass, Un ±e
Sam’s new Deep Water Harbor.
ARANSAS PASS REALTY CO.
Write for reliable information
regarding Aransas Pass, Uncle
Sam’s new Deep Water Harbor.
Aransas Pass, Texas, Friday, Aug. 1, T913.
Deep Water Development at Ar-
The following very interesting
article about Aransas Harbor
and the Intercoastal Canal ap-
peared in the Sunday San An-
tonio Express. The article in
part is as follows:
It is a long step from the days
+of Indianola, whep freight was
brought on small sloops to that
shallow - water port and from
there hauled to SanAntonio on
ox carts, to the present deep-wa-
ter port at Aransas Harbor, dis-
tant from San Antonio only a few
hours by rail, but in proportion
as the commerce of this city was
built up largely on ox cart com-
munication with Indianola, so
midcoast country. j I. T. G. A. FISHERY.
It is not intended that this in- j -
tercoastal canal shall stop in; (By Mrs. M. B. Williams, Ingle-
Texas, but it will be carried j side, Texas),
eastward along the gulf coats: The very fact of your asking
through Louisiana and as far as what the mystic letters at the j whim but the writer feels safe in
it may be deemed necessary 'and‘head of this article stand for is prophesying that if Texas
his wonderful nerve and power
by boldly asking the women of
the association to please “try to
keep quiet for a little while.” Oh,
yes,; they were quiet for a little
the New Hotel
Sub-1 Sand Crabs Cut Up in Bishop.
practicable. By affording a
means for the transportation of
freight at the lowest possible
cost it will have a direct efect on
the jobbing interests of all South-
benefit of the wholesale trade of
/vest Texas and cannot fail
work .material .changes for
Truckers Not Interested in
A good size crowd was in at-
it will be extended by reason of;tendance at the meeting of the
deep water to Port Aransas. The
merchants of San Antonio appre-
ciate this fact and are doing all
Chamber of Commerce Tuesday
night. This meeting was called
for the purpose of of interesting wagons; they came
in their power to improve thej the truckers of this section in a
facilities for the entrance of the
deep-sea vessels into Aransas Har*
The railroad magnates of the
country, than whom there are
no keener trade getters to be
found anywhere, appreciate the
splended advantages offered by
this new deep-water port in the
Texas midcoast. One railroad
was there before deep water was
developed, another is now being
(extended to the port as rapidly
fcis the grade can be thrown up
id the rails laid, and it is evi-
dent that the directors of several
E>f the big trunk lines crossing
"exas are giving close study to
possibilities of Aransas Har-
)r with a view to extensions
fiat will enable them to profit by
le trade that already has begun
flow that wTay and promises,
Lith the opening of the Panama
mal, to take on immense pro-
The manufacturing and job-
Iterests of San Antonio have
l)t been backward in giving aid
"id encouragement to this deep-
Later project. It was largely
'rough their influence that govc
evidence that you were not one
of the lucky 500 who were there.
And the very fact that you were
not there' makes it necessary to
t 11 you that the letters mean
the Ingleside Truck Growers As-
sociation, and that its members
with their families formed one of
the merriest picnic parties ever
held at Ingleside.
For two days and nights men
had fished and women had bak-
d and at an early hour Wednes-
day morning people began gather
irig at the beautiful grounds on
the bluff by the “big pier.”
They came in autos, buggies and
back and afoot; and on every
face was the contented smile,
which sometimes comes when a
grants the right of suffrage to
women and Mr. Longino should
aspire to some high office he will
find that women have a very re-
Flies Forerunners of Pestilence.
(By Mrs. E. P. Turner, Chair-
man Rural Homes and Schools,
Farm Life Commission.)
canning factory. The subject
was thoroughly discussed, and At
,was brought out that the truck-1 pleasure is received,' but always
ers can realize more off their comes when a pleasure is earned,
crops by using individual can-; Hungering and thirsting for
ning apparatus , which a great ji acts after the manner of report-
many of them do, than by haul-j 'eris, we started out to find some
ing their products to a canning j of the most interested and active
factory. However, it was clear
ly shown the truckers are not
interested in a canning factory,
to be erected either here or at
Ingleside, as very few truckers
attended the meeting and those
who did, did not give any encour-
agement to the project. One
thing was accomplished, however
at this meeting and that is, the
position the truckers take in the
matter, was clearly brought out.
Expects Big Epworth Crowd.
Corpus Christi, Texas, July 30.
—That the coming encampment
of the Texas Epworth League
will be the greatest in the his-
tory of Epworth and that the
program will be better than dur-
ing any of the previous assem-
blies, is the opinion of Pastor T.
F. Sessions of the First Methodist
’•nment appropriations were ob- ^Church, who is attending to the
lined to construct jetties and
leepen the harbor and channel,
!nd by routing freight that way
^hey will assist in developing the
?ort while materially helping
San Antonio has reason now to
>ok forward to a far greater
local arrangements for the en-
The encampment opens August
6, just one week from today, and
will continue each day until
August 17, inclusive, making .12
days for the leagurers to enjoy
the program and delights of Ep-
owth because of the many new worth-by-the-Sea. Dr. J. E. Har-
ctors in South and Sputhwest rison, of San Antonio, who is the
exas which will contribute to president of the board of direc-
sr commercial supremacy. , tors of the State League, believes
members, but it did not take long
to find out that every one of the
55 members were interested and
active and that the program for
the day was: Have a good time
and eat and then some more good
While the fried fish was the
main feature of the spread the
long tables were loaded with such
good things as only farmers’
wives can make. There were bar-
rels of ice cold lemonade — not
pink—but with real live lem-
ons in it, and there were bush-
els of ice cream.
> "A L
The Directors of the Bayview
Hotel Company, were in session
practically all day Wednes-
day, looking over plans and spec-
ifications for the new hotel.
None of the plans submitted,
so far, have been accepted. All
the plans call for a three-story
brick building, with from 25. to
30 rooms. The directors were
well pleased with all the plans,
but thought it best to wait . un-
til all who so desired were giv-
en an opportunity to submit
plans and specifications. An-
other meeting will be called at
an early date, at which time it
is thought a set of plans will be
Waterworks and Sewerage Sys-
The fly is the undertaker’s trav wa? here a fe,T
eling salesman and it is an able J
salesman of the grim monster-
A Mr. Dalton, of Dallas, rep-
resenting the Texas Supply Co.,
days tliA week.
Mr. Dalton came upon invitation
of our City Fathers, to go over the
deaV' This is the fly season and city md submit estimate of cost of
eternal vigilance is the price of
health. Every house should be
well serened and a vigorous war
of extermination should be wag-
ed oil every fly that crosses the
threshold. It has been estimated
that if every person would kill
ten flies a day for thirty days,
there would be no flies upon the
face of the earth. A swarm of
flies hovering over the table and
contaminating the victuals with
slime and filth i s disease enter-
ing the home.
FliJ|~are the forerunners of
pestilence, the advance agents of
the doctor and they make busi-
ness for the undertaker. There
are many ingenious devices for
Having heard that this was a; trapping the fly and for the pro-
kind of a feast of rejoicing at tection against their entering the
the close of a busy and success- house and all effective
ful truck season and that the or- should be employed in
ganization was formed at the | this arch enemy of health. Ev-
putting in a waterworks system
and a sewerage system. An esti-
mate of the cost of this work will
be submitted in a few days, after
which the City Fathers will look
further into the matter and ascer-
tain whether or not the citizens of
Aransas Pass are in favor of having
an election called for the purpose
of voting bonds for these much
needed improvements, It is pretty
generally understood, however,
that practically all our citizens are
in favor of issuing bonds for these
beginning of the present year,
for the mutual benefit of its mem
bers, we asked if they had found
ery day should be fly day in
the home. Kill the fly-; remove
the filth; destroy decajung veg-
organization a good idea and was etation and stamp out the breed-
told that it was a “Howling Sue-j ing ground of the fly.
Before we wer:, to that fish
fry we would have modestly con-
fessed that there were a few
things about truck farming which
■we did not know, but now we
know that we never even heard
of real truck farming till last
The members of the Ingleside
Truck Growers’ Association will
Merchants as Educators
One of the most important of i like Pastor Sessions, that the 1913 «et forth the relative merits of
ese new factors is the Inter- J encampment will be the best ever
;astal Canal or inland water- and the most largely attended.
Some of the most noted speak-
ers of the Methodist denomina-
liy, which will unite all towns
long the Texas coast, permitting
|mmunication between them by
?ans of barges and small boats
loteeted as they travel back and
1th by the long line of islands
sandy stretches that form a
phosphoric acid potash and nitro-
gen in such unmistakable terms
that you know that the unforgiv-
able sin in truck growing is not
to use plenty of potash in your
nations in hte south have been
secured to assist in the program j tornadoes. Or was it nitrogen
this year. Bishop Mouzion, of i Maybe it was phosphoric acid.
San Antonio, Dr. F. S. Jarkerj And they will tell you about
(By W. Holt Harris, Chairman
Mercantile Committee, S. S.
Money Swiped at Little Wharf
U. L. Shider, a detictive of
San Antonio arrived in our city
Saturday in search of some par-
ties who had been violating the
agencies, law at Corpus Christi. While
fighting here iie met Deputy 'Sheriff
Dickens, who told the detective
of a theft that had been commit
ted at the “Little Wharf.’ The
two got busy and in a short
while a lad of our city was ap-
prehended, who afterwards con-
fessed to the theft. Mr. Smith
the section foreman, made com-
plaint that he had been relieved
of $25.00. The boy turned over
part of the money, about $12.00,
claiming that he had lost the bal-
ance. No charges were preferr-
ed against the boy, who is about
lo years old, upon the solumn
promise that h e would never
again be guilty of such an of-
Sunday was a gala day for
the Crabs, for they went to Bish-
op and made it worth while.
At 7 :45 a. m., the Crabs board-
ed the special train from Rock-
port with the Backport fans and
players and started on the jour-
ney with every doubt of victory
far in the shade. Judge Shel-
don from Roekport, was the most
•enthusiastic of the Roekport fans,
but sad toi tell, they were doom-
ed to defeat, for the Kingsville
Railroaders took them to a clean-
ing of 7 to 8.
At about noon the Crabs with
I the.r fans and' rooters fell on
Bishop with a vim and soon were
all over town, and were treated
cordially everywhere they went.
Almost all were served lunch at
the Bishop Hotel, with the best
of service and in the after-
noon captured the city park.
When the ball game opened
there was a crowd of about
three hundred and fifty people.
The first man up for the visitors
hit and scored on a sacrifice in-
tended, but through a fumble he
stole around and both men scor-
In the third the locals succeed-
ed in planting a couple on the
pads that made the score stand
two and two, but this was ruin-
ed in the1 fourth, when the Crabs
chased another across that made
it two and three.
Things rocked along until in
khe 7th inning, when the locals
Alined a nice game by tieing the
score, which lengthened the game
from the ninth until the first of
the 12th. Hertwig got a beauti-
ful single and stole seeond and
third and scored when Munsey
got to first through an error.
Oliver then struck out and Lit-
tle got a safe one through short
and scored when the head of the
list, Sutton, got up, followed by
the “baby base ball wonder,”
Knowlton, and Aikman, the phe-
nomenal catcher, scored. White
and Mayo were on bases when
the third out was called, and the
score stood 9 to 3 at the first
half of the 12th and the locals
with another bat coming.
Little pitched a wonderful
game all the way through, seem-
ing to get better every inning.
He shut out the locals in the
The next game the Bishop fans '
will come here and we are.
expecting a glorious victory.
Standing of Contestants in the
$400 Piano Contest
July 30, 1913.
of Nashville, Tenn., Rev. Frank; the advantages of
ch outside a beach almost Onderdonk of Monterrey, Mexico,; farming; ” how by planting
m one end of the state to the Dr. W. W. Pinson of Nashville,' ternate rows of cotton and to-
the and Rev. J. W. Hill of Wichita j matoes seven feet apart you get
The merchant has one of the
highest and most- useful call-
ings. He is a builder and an ed-
ucator as well as a dealer. As a
rule he does more to promote the ■ 19 ...... 49,000
Companion! general welfare of the community 17..............216.875
al- and to support its. public institu-' 18 ..................85,000
tions than any other class of; 20 ..............66,800
citizens. Through the columns of 27 ............ 1,294,310
the press the merchant teaches us^ 29 .............. 88.600
Corpus Christi 1, Sinton 0.
Kingsville 8, Roekport 7.
Aransas Pass 9, Bishop 3.
How They Stand.
ress of modern business and sci
ence in providing means for our
iv. Several years ago
struction of this intercoastal Falls are among those who will a great quantity and a better
fal was undertaken by lead- participate in the program. jgrade of cotton than if every row how to live economically
business men in South and Arrangements are being made to had been planted in cotton, and keeps us informed of the
jthwest Texas and they have accommoadte 2,000 on the Ep-: ;n addition you have a full crop
jouraged and fostered the en- worth grounds during the twelve ’ of tomatoes. They will grow so
)rise with unfaltering zest (lays and on Sunndays a much enthusiastic in telling you about1 care and comfort. The merchant
energy. They have had larger number will attend the bow they ship truck to Los An-! is an indispensible business edu-
le assistance from the National various services. geles, San Francisco, Seattle, I cator and he dilligently studdies
rnnment, which was obtained j q Portland and Butte that you feel our needs.
^ugh concerted action and, New Compress Given Try-out. that fate has been very unkind | A merchant who has no mes-
have paid some of the ex-, The new compress on Harbor to you in not making you a truck sage for the public is not keep-
^es out of their own pockets. Island, just finished, was given grower. Oh, it is great, and if ing abreast of the times. The
last month the Texas coast a Try-out’ Monday and Tues- you don’t wnat to get the farm- prosperous merchant must cre-
and towns celebrated the; day of this week. It worked sat- ing bee buzzing in your bonnet, | ate the desire to buy goods and
ling of this inland waterway j isfactorily and .the compress men don’t attend a gathering of the! then supply it.
jeen Corpus Christi and Gal- j and cotton exporters are well I. T. G. A. I_
tn and daily it is becoming i pleased with it. After dinner R. R. Longino,; Senator J. C. McNealus, Dallas
and more popular as a chan- - president of the association called declared that he would introduce
or commerce between the Commercial printing done right the members together' for a short, a resolution to call a constitution-
’s deep-water ports and the by the Progress Printing Co. meeting and then thifl
prog- 39 ..............693,370
89 ........... ..1,400,065
a snori a
man proved al convention, in Texas.
P. W. L. Pet
. 10 7 3 .700
. 10 7 3 .700
Kingsville . . .
. I© 5 5 .50©
Roekport . . .
11 5 6 .455
Aransas Pass .
. 11 4 7 /.364
. 10 3 7 .300
Where They Play Next Sunday.
Corpus at Roekport..
Bishop at Aransas Pass.
Much Travel on Wheeler Avenue
According to the Fort Worth
Record Governor Colquitt will be
a candidate for U. S. Senator to
succeed Culberson, in the event
he retires. It is also reported
that J. W. Bailey will be a can-
didate for governor, opposing
Lane and Hanger who have al-
DR. PEOPLES, DENTIST.
To give some idea of the trav-
el on Wheeler Avenue from Sun-
day morning, the 20th inst., to
Saturday night, seven days last
week, one hundred and sixty-two
autos passed my place, back and
forth. On Friday and Saturday
the same week one hundred and
sixty-nine teams passed.
i J. S. Buckley.
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