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EL PASO HERALD
Saturday, Dee. 17, 1910.
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TO RAISE &EADE
OF TEXAS OFFICES
ITew Postmasters Are Ap
pointed for Six Texas
Washington, D. C. Dec 17. On Jan
uary 1 the f ollowins: Texas postof fices
wlll,be raised to the presidential class:
Blessing, Breclcenridge, Burleson, Plec
tra, Harlngen Jasper Junction, Hilgore,
Menard; Ovalo and Roby. The follow
ing postmasters have been appointed in
Texas: John W. Harcrove, Elbert;, John
A. Sparks, Fehlis; Miss Eliza Moreland,
Kermit; Geo. C. Powell, Konohassett;
Jas. W. McConnico, Ruralshade; Paul
MBS. HQGKETT IS
airs. Prank Hockett, wno has been
living in the Southwestern hotel near
the Southwestern railway building,
was fined $10 in police court Friday
afternoon on a charge of disturbing
the peace. John Barbrick, the prose
cuting -witness, stated the woman used
abusive language and lilso cut his
glove with a bread knife, which he
produced in court. Mrs. Hockett stat
ed she used abusive Janguage. Bar
brick was showing a prospective ten
ant through the hotel when the trouble
Charles Weaver, a police court char
acter, charged with using abusive lan
guage, was fined 5 and costs, which
Waiting at the foot of the stairs
leading to the police station court
room Friday afternoon was the wife
and six children of Inez Estrada, a
young Mexican arrested on' the charge
of drunkenness and assault. The wife
was supposed to be the prosecuting
witness, but she did not appear in the
court room, preferring to enlist the
sympathy of judge Lea by her mute
appeal. Estrada was fined $1.
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irritated throat- They
are simple, effective and
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Fight For Parcels Post Is Renewed P T D PVRil JlfU H T P
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Sulzer Bill Parored by Pro
gress League, Is Opposed
by Express Company
Washington, D. C, Dec 17. A par
cels post will be one of the most im
portant subjects that the present con
gress will have to deal with, and the
champions of this movement feel con
fident that some definite steps will be
talcen toward the establishment of i
this system before congress adjourns j
The fact 'that both president Taft,
in his annual message, and postmaster
general Hitchcock in his annual re
port, have recommended the rural par
cels post, has greatlv strengthened
their hopes, and the3' believe that if
once a sj'stem is established for the
rural districts, it will only be a short
time before It is made general..
James L. Cowles, founder and secre
tary of the Postal Progress league, says
that a vigorous campaign will be made
this year in Washington to bring about
tne enactment of some parcels post j
"Should we fail." he continued, "we
shall urge the president to call a
special session of the sixty-second
congress to take up this matter.
"Every effort is being 'made bv the
i members of our league throughout the
I country to bring about the efection of
senators pledged to a parcels post sys
tem. We feel confident that a majority
of the house members are in favor of
such legislation, and now is our time
to make sure of the senate.
. mass meeting is to be held in
Cooper union. New York on December !
29, which will be addressed by a num-
ber of prominent business men, and .
mis win be rollowed by our annual i
. convention in February. .
Terror Sulzer Bill.
i "At present there are two bills be-
fore congress providing for a parcels J
post system tne Bennett bill and the J
' Sulzer bill. Our league favors the Sul-
! orackaf "3 ?? " !
' HwmLti J"1 1;1?ade a laW
I $50 OoJ 000 a v!ar tw V C0,mtIT
! 5iw T y that the arf n-W '
' ay'?fLt0 lhe eXPr2ss companies in j
excessive rates, and convert the annual
denfmhoeSfiCe department into
Although the sentiment in the house
seems erenerallv favosahle to th -na-r-
eels post, there is a strong factor op
posed to it. This is the house com-
, mirtee of postoffices and post roads.
Representative Weeks, of Massa
chusetts, the chairman of this body, has
cAjjiesseu mmsen very iorciDlv as
onnn5rf fn ,nr im-c,; i,,-:Jl I
-ri vj ivbianuH ,L nils r.lIlU.
tho t, f i,a n.l- 1 t.
j tne end of the present session, how-
ever, ten of these lose their seats In '
I thP hn or, r, n v - -. " '
committee with a new chairman when
the sixty-second congress opens.
The arguments for and against a
nfl,n0i, nt ,.. . t
.a iv3i. 0.1.C Jtld.ll V. 3.11U ilctVc UKPII I
reiterated time and again, and it Is
safe to say that they will be presented J
in amplified form at this session
The Sulzer Bill.
Representative Sulzer's bill provides
t ,-,. i . T,
that the common weight limit of the
domestic postal service" of the United
States be 'increased to 11 pounds, tne
common limit of the Universal Postal
union, and that in the general busi-
I ness of the postoffice the 1 cent an
wuute idie on general niercnanaise
fni,rfh Macc m,n o,,. t. ...
to the third class rate. 1 cent for each j
two .no r fr,rtin t,n. ..,.
! the rate on local letters or sealed par-
I . .--. I
eels posted for delivery within the free
' deliverv services be 2 cents on par-
eels up to 4 ounces, 1 cent on eacl?
j additional two ounces: at non-delivery
oifices, 1 cent for each two ounces.
It provides that all mail matter col
lected and delivered within the differ
ent rural routes of the United States
j shall be in one class, with rates, door
j-o uour, Deiween tne airterent nouses
and places of business, and the post
office or postoffices on each route, as
follows: On parcels up to one twenty
inches in dimensions and up to one
pound in weight, 1 cent; on larger
parcels up to one-half a cubic foot or
six by 12 by 12 inches in dimensions
and up to 11 counds In weight, 5
cents; on larger, parcels up to one
cubic foot, six by 12 by 24 Inches in
dimensions and up to 25 pounds in
weight, 10 cents. No parcels shall be
over six feet in length, and in no case
shall carrier be obliged to transport a
load of over 500 pounds.
Section 4 of the bill provides that
on all unregistered prepaid mail mat
ter without declared value an indem
nity up to $10 shall be paid by the
postoffice department for such actual
loss or damage as may occur through
the fault of the postal service, -md
this without extra charge. Certificates
of posting shall be provided on de
nfand, On registered parcels of declared
value, and on which the fee for regis
tration, insurance, and postage has
been duly prepaid, the postoffice de
T5 TTnM- ! 11 - rn 4-1 a 11 -. 1 l
""7""'1 "a" va-j cue mil vuue oi i
any direct loss or damage that mayoc- J
cur -through the fault of the postal
Prominent figures in the parcels post fight:
Postmaster general Hitchcock, who favors a rural parcels post, and TVho
would have charge of this sj-stem, should it be established.
2- James L. Cowles, founder and secretary, of the Postal Progress league.
3. Frederick CBeach, editor of the Scientific American and president of
the Postal Progress league.
4. Frank H. Piatt, head of the United -States Express company, who leads
t the fight of the express companies against the establishment of a parcels
service. The fees for insurance and
registration shall be as follows: For
registration and insurance un to SnO.
10 cents; for each additional $50, 2
cents. Xo claim for comnensation will
be admitted if not prosented within
one year after the parcel is posted.
The act shall take effect six month
from and after the t3ate of approval
Is Xot Taft's Plan.
'f ourse'this is not in accordance
with the recommendation of the presi-
dent' aihe gests only a parcel? post
for rural sections, while Sulzer's bill
provides for a general system.
Some parcels post enthusiasts oppose
even the Sulzer bill on the ground that f
the merchandise rate should only be a
cent a pound. This they claim, is the
only way that uncle Sam can hope to
compete with the express companies.
They argue that if the bill is made a
law as it stands, uncle Sam will get all
the long hauls, where losses are In
curred, while the express companies
.m t -, ,. - i. r. I
wiI1 Set tne advantage of the short
V.,.lo !,.. -Ml 1- x.l i i
statement they make the following ex-
. . t , - ,
"Suppose a merchant in New York
S!8 SMpa 1 -PUnd 7 ParCeJ
?2 h -a , ,? Vl
WOuld be 9 .centf; 7hil!nthe !Xpr!
company carries it for 50 cents. Of
course the express company would get
the. business. But suppose he wishes to
ship it to Seattle, Wash. The express
company's rate would be $2.15, while
T T "V lor sa
Price.- 9 cents, and of course, would
get the business. As the greatest per
centage of hauls are on an average of
miles the express companies, of '
course, wouia get an tne pront-SuR-prest
Curbing Express Companies.
Other supporters of the movement
aa l"tti "s uni-icuiiy can oe over-
0me by "VL Sovement taking steps
to. prevent the express companies from
handling packages under the 11 pound
limit At tlta lo!t coccinn nf rtTr-T-r-o
limit- At the last session of congress
representative Murdock. of Kansas, in
troduced a resolution calling upon the
postmaster general for information
whether the government had taken
steps to protect its monopoly in car
rying the mail against the incursions
of the express companies.
The resolution declared that under
existing laws, the government has a
monopoly for carrying all letters and
packages. The law specifically dei-f
clares for "letters and packets."
According to Mr. Murdock "packets"
cover most of the packages handled
bj' the express companies, although the
postoffice officials construe it to mean
"packets of letters," in accordance
with an opinion given by attorney
general MacVeagh in 1881.
Mr. Murdock declared that the Mac
Veagh opinion was not founded on
law or fact.
Nothing definite came of tae resolu
tion, but the master will be taken up
in the near future, and every effort
will be made to have congress look
Beach Is Pleased.
Frederick O. Beach, editor of the
Scientific American and president of
the Postal Progress league, seems
greatly pleased with the progress that
Is being made.
I "Parcels post legislation is bound to
come soon," ihe said in an interview
with a representative of the Interna
tional News Service. "All the leading
nations in tne wona nave it, and it
has proved not only a great time and'
money saver to the merchants, but is
.i- .- -" .
also a great source of revenue to the
In Germany the government will
carry packages up to 110 pounds for
one-third of a cent a pound, while
under our present laws, the govern
ment charges the prohibitive rate of
16 cents a pound for merchandise, and
refuses to take anything over four
pounds. Think of our rural free de
livery being run at a loss of millions
of ( dollars a year. The driver makes
his daily rounds with his horse and
wagon, and a load of mail weighing
about 25 pounds, while there is room
for at least 500 pounds. This space J
could be filled -with packages sent by
Parcels post. Not only would this sys- I
tem be of immense benefit to the farm- I
ers, but the income derived from it
would overcome the postal deficit.
"Of course, legislation of this kind j
would decrease the swollen profits of
the express companies, but the people
are arousd and it is bound to come.
PESPAES TO WOEK
ON PECOS SEWEES
Pecos, Tex., Dec. 17. Messrs. O'Neil
and Irwin, of the O'Neil Engineering
j company, Dallas, had a conference
with the Pecos Commercial club mem
bers and other citizens In regard to
the proposed plan of operations. The
city is to put in a sewerage system
costing ,not less than $25,000.
The Pecos Commercial club has re
ceived notice from the officials of the
St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern
railway that wrlteups of the Pecos
and Toyah valleys will appear on the
last page of the new time card folder
the Gould system is getting out.
The Baptist church is drilling an ar
tesian well and is erecting here a $30,
000 church edifice. B. F. Caps is in
charge of the work.
RABBIT'S FOOT FAILS TO
AVORIv IN THE CASE OF HART
Possession of a rabbit's foot failed
t(Lexert a precJ:inf. Influence Friday
niiduuuu vru .. jr. -nail, wno was ar
rested in a saloon in the south part
of the city on a charge of drunken
ness after he had sustained a number
of wounds as a result of an encounter,
it is alleged, with Sam Williams, a
one legged man. Sam is alleged to
have used a beer bottle. Hart was un
able to appear, in . police court Fri
day afternoon and the case was passed
until Saturday. Williams was arrest
ed several blocks from the scene of
M,witK atrexigtK and ease
tHey al-ways please"
LEVI STRAUSS L CO.
Republican Growth Heaviest
in Congressional Districts
- to Be Divided.
! FOUR NEW ME'MBERS
IN TEXAS POSSIBLE
Austin, Texas, Dec. 17, The reappor
tionment of the congressional and other
political divisions of the state, on the
basis- of the new population figures,
must be made by the next legislature,
which is to convene in January, and,
while it is stated that this work could
be performed at a special session, it is
considered unlikely that there will be
any postponement of the task. It is
considered not at all unlikely that in
counties where there may be plain evi
dence that an incomplete count of the
people was made a recount may be or
dered. ' Democratic Politicians Disappointed.
The men most keenly disappointed
over the federal census figures for Tex
as are .the Democratic politicians who
aspire to being elected to congress by
the creation of new districts and the
general readjustment of the present
ones. In the absence of the establish
ment of the new basis of population for
congressional districts it is not defi
nitely known how many additional con
gressmen the census figures will give I
Texas. It is considered practically as
sured that it will not be less than two
and it may be as many at four. The
more new districts that are allowed the
state the greater will be the legislative
wirepulling for their creation on the
part of aspiring politicians.
Sixteenth DLstrlct'w Growth.
By far the greatest proportion or
percentage of population increase dur
ing the last 10 years was in the west
ern and southern parts of the state. The
most wonderful showing in tHis partic
ular is In the Sixteenth congressional
district, represented .by W. R. Smith.
The area of this district is S3.2S6 miles,
embracing 56 counties, some of which
are as large as the average state. It is
more than five hundred miles across
this district at its widest point, east j
and. west. In 1900 it had a population
of 161,084. The census figures recently
announced give the district a popula- t
tion of 367,623, which is an increase of
206,39 in 10 years.
Thirteenth Comes Xext.
Immediately north of this district is
the Thirteenth district, embracing the
Panhandle region. It is represented in
congress by John H. Stephens. This
district hal; an area of 44,607 square
miles and in 1900 its population was
188,541. The new census gives the dis
trict a population of 338,333, an increase
The LKJsyer Rio Grande.
The lower Rio Grande border region
which is embraced In the Fifteenth
district, has Increased in population
from 166,694 in 1900, to 235,895 in 1910.
These 69,201 new people have gone into
that territory within, the last four or
five years, the new e;ra of settlement j
HELLO PtTe. - vvHEM DD TOU STftinE.
TOWN ? BOYS LET t-E INTRODUCE.
THE MANNER OP ni MlNlNQ PHOrERTlES
I ". ' $S ME.EX TOUR FRlENOj Y- f
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W.Trt cvJT uke I (J V roMET. J WQNOER wriY TT. H.n here
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I DOMT GtT IN HEE W1THOVJT' A DRESS SL)T HEY?
WOT'S TH& A PVvCTlCl. TOrtE.? WALL THeRt'S
'A COUPLE. Oe GENTS lWacF- rn t Ikf To .p-mh a mate-
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and development not having been in-1
augurated until the ranch region was j
opened up by the construction of rail-.
roads -which was begun only a few
years ago. The Fifteenth district has .
an area of 35,525 miles, and is repre- :
sented In congress by John N. Garner. I
The district was cut out in the shape of j
a shoestring by the legislature in or
der to prevent the several Republican '
counties along the border and towards j
the interior from wielding political con- j
Growth of Fourteenth. !
The district in which San Antonio is
situated, the Fourteenth, made large )
gain in population during the last 10 j
years. The census of 1900 gave that j
district a population of 181,250. The j
new census shows that the aggregate ;
population of the counties composing j
the district ist 269,198. an increase of j
87,948. James L-. Slayden has represent-
ed this district in congress for several j
Dallas Helps Fifth Grow.
The rapid growth of Dallas accounts;
chiefly for the increase in the aggre- J
gate population of the counties com- J
posing the Fifth district. The popula
tion of this district in 1900 was 200,061,
and in 1910. 293,654. Jack Beall is the
present congressman from this district.
Two Show Decrease.
The new census shows a falling off in
the popuation of the Third and Fourth
districts. The former decreased from
191,953 to 186,854, and the latter from
218,963 to 214,721, Both of these dis
tricts are situated in North Texas.
An analysis of the population figures
by districts shows that the reapportion
ment will chiefly concern, the western
and southern portions of the state. The
gain of population in the remainder of
the state, exclusive of the Third and
Fourth districts, which show decreases,
was relatively smalL
Readjustment of Boundaries.
It is expected that there will be a
general readjustment of the boundary
lines of all the districts. This will be
absolutely necessary as to most of the t
districts where the increase of popula- j
tion was even slight, if the change in
the basis of representation is made
by congress, which now seems to be
assured. But it Is in carving out the
new districts from the big scope of ter- '
ritory Into which new settlers are now
pouring that promises to excite the ,
more intense rivalry on the part of j
congressional aspirants. It is already
apparent that the present Texas deleea- F
tion in congress will strive to keep
their respective districts as intact as
possible, but to what extent the legis
lature will respect the wishes of these
officeholders remains to be seen.
May Give Republicans Chance.
It is in the -western and southern por
tions of the state that the Republican
vote is the largest. With the influx: of
new settlers from northern and middle
western states into these parts" during
the last few years the Republican vot
ing strength has been greatly increased.
It took some radical gerrymandlng on
the part of the legislature 10 years ago
to create districts in the San Antonio
and Rio Grande border territory that
would be assuredly Democratic The
coming legislature has- a still harder
task before it of grouping the counties
so- as to make the new districts in that
part of the state Democratic
The Republican voting strength, in
all of the larger cities of the state is
much, larger than in the smaller towns
and rural sections. For this reason no
Democratic congressional possibility
who lives outside of these cities wants
one of them in his district. San Anto
nio was formerly in one of the Rio
Grande border districts, but at ,the last
apportionment, through the persistent
effort of Mr. Garner and other rural
members of the legislature from that
part of the state, it was shunted out
of Its natural tributary territory and
placed in a shoestring district that ex
tends north for two hundred miles.
Other Census Features.
The new census possesses many other
1910, by tS New 1'ork Ereaica Jonrcxl Pablishias
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L avvrt. I've. n ENQtMEMT 1 f E.iHTHOA"X- "
TZ sune . wca V1" -y - blow, i
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TOQQE.O QUT IN A FANCT RlGi, BUT Tr-I HERE. TLlTOlJ
COrtE GOT - AN" WHEN fQVJ OO L.OOH COT PER ME. .
he:lu shoot vjs op;
WOMOER IF WE CAN
BEAT T CUT OP THE
Gaughi Gold! I
How often it happens that se
rious illness, and sometimes
death, is directly traceable to
neglect of a "common" cold.
After it is too late, wnat
wouldn't we give to have checked
the cold at the start, when it
would quickly yield to simple
A most effective remedy, that
will usually break up a cold over
night -aiad quickly relieve the
most irritating cough, is made
by mixing 2 ounces of glycerine,
a half-ounce of virgin oil of pine
and 3 ounces of pure whisky.
Shake well, and take a Teaspoon
ful four times a day. The in
gredients for this mixture can
be bought in any gooa drug
store, and easily mixed together
in a large bottle. This formula
was used and recommended for
many years by the late Dr. W. A.
iLeach, who founded the 3Lacn
Chemical Co., of Cincinnati, O.,
in whose laboratories tne virgin
oil of pine is compounded.
Get !hs Original and ienuint
The Food-drink for All Ages.
Invigorates the nursing mother andthe aged
Rich milk, malted grain, ni powder form
A qnick loncfe prepared ia a sjiante.
Take so snhstiraie. Askfor HGRUCK'S.
in No GosnhSne os Tpus
interesting features besides its possi
bilities as to the reapportionment of
congressional districts. It shows that
the increase in population of some oi
the western and southwestern counties
is enormous. Ten years ago Bailey
county contained only four people- The
new census gives it a population of
312. Dawson county has a population
of 2320 as compared with 37 people 10
years ago. Dallam county increased its
population from 46 to 4001. Haskell
county rose from 2637 in 1900 to 16,249
in 1910. Both Hidalgo and Cameron
counties., situated far down in the val
ley of the Rio Grande in the most
southern part of the state, more than
doubled their population in 10 years. In
1900 Gray county had a population of
only 480; the late census gives it a
population of 3405. Lubbock county,
which had only 293 people and was
100 miles from a railroad 10 years ago,
is now credited with a population of
3624 and the town, of Lubbock, the
county seat, has become a railroad' cen
ter of considerable importance.
One of the noticeable thipgs1 about
the large fncrese in- population of
many counties of the state is that it is
found along the lines of new railroads
which have been the means of opening
the country to settlement and develop
ment. Scores of towns that were not on
the map 10 years ago are now included
in the census.
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