SETTLE JUST CLAIMS
BY. OFFICIALS AND TRUCX
GROWERS' ASS N CONFER.
Claims Account of Truck Losses
Charged to Car Shortage Classifi
ed, and Arrangemets Made for
Settlement of the Same.
The following le’ter received yes
terday by The Herald is of special I
interest to those truck shippers who
have claims against the railroad j
company growing out of tin* temp- !
orary car shortage during the ship
To i he Editor:
Dear Sir: —
It will be a matter of muih inter
est to most of your readers to know*
that the following officials of the
Frisco Lines met with the officers of
the Rio Grande & Coast A.-s'n, on
Saturday evening, June 22nd , when
he subject of the claim- against the
railroad expany was gone into. The
following were present; \\\ L. Win
chell, president Frisco Lines, \V. ('.
NJxon vice-president, J. S. Pratt,
vice-president and assistant mana
ger, Ed. Levy, assistant manager,
Wm. Doherty, assistant general man
ager and Mr. Jonah, chief engineer
of the Frisco Lines and L. S. Ro-c,
treasurer and Lindsay Waters, sec
re ary of the Rio Grande & Coast
Ass'r. The offii ials were invited to
make a plain statement on the set
tlement of their claims, and when
it might Ik* expected, in order that
tlielr re, dy might be laid before the
farmers la crested, and tutu so far
as possible enable the association
officers to know and advise the
shippers what might be exi*?cted. Mr.
Wln< hell and Mr. Nixon made it
very clear that it would be the policy
of. the railroad to settle as rapidly
as possible just claims, and none
others will be Pled by ;ne Lio
Cr.ande Jv toast Assn It r mo iron,
Int r.ei', ctitain capers t> no
lectcd on inch claim and ties - 1 • -
lug done with the uMnos: dispatch,
both by the railroad and association,
"b re are wliat may be called three
11 of claims:
r Those curs that were wreek
e»i, for other reasons turned over
to .\iilfoad company.
tThose cars that were deliv
ercd to, des. lnation along linos of
the Frisco system.
3.* t—Tlio-e cars that wont out
over the Frisco System and went
to their ultimate tie tinatiou over
Class No. 1.—Mr 'Vin< hell sta ed
could he settled practically as soon
a« a list was compiled and facts
proven. This class, however, com
prises but a few cars.
Class No. 2. Those cars delivered
along the Frico Lines proper. These
Mr. Wine in'll stated there was no
reason liould not he settled as fast
as the i la i nis are properly prepared
and filed and investigated by the
railroad Of necessity it takes sore
’time to collect all the neee.-*ary pa
pers and information to base the
amount of the dolma, such as mar
ket values, condition on arrival, etc.,
but a* the raHroad on its side has
been working on tlii* information
for 60 days they should be fairly
prepared, and a reasonable ime, is
therefore the time only that it needs
to get these papers, and those the as
sociation has , and is collecting as
rapidly as replies can he received
(Mass No. 2., Those cars delivered
to the connecting lines no* in the
. rise > system. This is the class on
which the longest delav may be ex
pected. but it is not by any means
the largest class There are two
v oilrscs of --ott lenient here. One by
which the Frisc i Lines may ma..e
settlement with the association and
collect from connecting line* their
pro rata. The other, and by far the
longest, where the Frisco would id
led the pro ra a from other line*
and then settle. Mr. Winchell inti
mated that it might he possible to
adopt the first course mentioned.
Throughout the on ire interview
Messrs. B. L. Winch ell and Nixon
were plain in their language that
honed claims (and none other will
be field 1 would be settled by the
rood as ra Idly as possible, and a*
fa t as the proper papers were filed
and amount agreed on We feel con
vim ed that the gentbnion meant
ju- what they said, and are fully
alive to the fact that the grower*
are waiting not only for the money
to which they are justly entitled, but
also to see whether or not i’ is
worth while growing trutk in the’
Valley. Later on we will have some
Ibln to s.i> on t >rth;©min; im
provement* in trackage room, sheds,
train service, etc., but this latter it-!
on claims only.
N > he farmers must remember j
that tiling claims, with all the nee
t e*sarv paper; attached takes ,m our j
.art some time, but we are rushing
it with probably <one of the moat 1
con»peten' men in Texas in »barge of
our claim department. We are thor- ‘
oughly aware of what the payment
of these tlaims mean* to the grower,
and we shall collect them with as
much energy as we made you sales
and paid you money before the .break
down in oar service. So in your im
patieme for money we ask you to.
remember that no; a day is being
lost by us and we believe Mo^rs.
Wincliell aud Nixon when i h y -ay
the same for the Railroad, lu get
ting these claims properly and quit.li
We have already completed papers
and fllod a considerable number of
K10 GRANDE &. COAST ASSN,
Per Lindsay Waters. . . j
THE PLAINS OF THE RIO GRANDE
Where the sage-hen stole through
the wi hered grass,
Of a plain that was baked with
Where the coyote slunk through
“draw” and pass,
To skulk in the gnarled mesquitc;
Where the thorny cactus sucked its
Where heat and dcser waste were
Lay the plains of the Rio Grande.
Where the buzzard sailed in a sea of
A speck in the distant sky.
Keeping death-watch on the water
Where the wild things came to
Where he rattler coiled in the heat
Of a shelving, crumbling ledge,
That's where the plain of the Rio
Sloped down to the water’s edge.
Where never a drop of water flowed,
Save that of the turgid stream:
Where only the desert hings abode,
And where spikes of the ”<ana
Where Spani-h bayonet, tall and
Liked plumed lancers stand.
I Where the hungry wolf-pack found
Lay the plains of the Rio Grande.
But that was back in the days gone
Where the untold leagues of alkali
Where only !*he ca<ti prow.
The days when the squaw and her
Lived tinder the brow of the butte,
in a hut as hare and desolate
As a den of th? desor: brute
That day ha*- parsed, and in its
Is the lish: of another dawn.
The desert creatures all have fled
The wolf and his breed have pone.
The white man works where the
And over the desert land.
He has dug the way and led the
Of the turbulent Rio Grande.
Where grew the gray and fi tint mes
The fig and the vineyard bear
And fields of cane and cotton greet
All men "’bo journey there:
And where the wolves, a trail had
In the desert soil and sand.
The iron roads of men are laid
On the banks of the Rio Grand*?
The date-palm waves it' yellow
Where stood the tha'ehed jaral.
And the orange flower distills per
Where once grew chr-pparal;
And where from east to burning
Lay desolate, desert land,
The Water Spirit now ha* blest
The plains of the Rio Grande.
Where the rattle-snake was won to
In the withered grass of the plain.
The white man's plow now turns the
For the harvest of fruit and grain.
Where endless leagues of earth had j
And crumbled into sand.
The tooling flood at last ha« slaked
The thirst of a parched land.
But still come nights when the stars,
And a white moon hangs on high:
When over the plain through the
Gomes the sound of the coyote*
And down by the bluff where the (
light is gray.
DEFINITE ANNOUNCEMENT EX
TENSION WILL BE BUILT.
Nearly ?CO Miles Already in Opera- 1
i and Will Be 500 Miles Long
V. hen Completed to Brownsville
Corfu-’ Chriati Caller.
That there will be coasidcrrble
railroad construction in this se. tion !
of Toxa- within the imxt eighteen
m Jiiths is now assured. There are
propositions that are a- yet indefin
ite, bvi the following telegram re
ceived in this city last night by Uov j
Miller, chairman of the railroad com
mittee of the Commercial club, is !<>>
timony of much pro, >-ed railroad
The telegram to Mr. Miller v.a
from A. R. Fonder o* San Antonio,
vice president of he San Antonio,
Uvalde and Gulf railroad new und 'r
iconStrut tion between San Antonia
and the coast. It is the text of a
telegram received by Mr. Fonder
from President J. E. Frankli •: r
same road,now in Colorado Springs,
”f\\*.e t^ave definitely determined
that as soon as our railroad is com- |
pleted to the Gulf, we will build an
extension to Brownsville, either run
ning cut of Fowlerton, or f^oin a
point in Live Oak County.”
Mr. Miller staged last night that
while there was nothing definite to
give out as vet in regard to the San ,
Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf railroad, i
commonly known as the Franklin
road, that the railroad committee of
the Commercial Club, and of several
business men of this ei y, are now
considering the matter and that
there would be semothiug to be gi
ven out to the people of Corpus
jChrhti shortly. The committee is
working for the best in erests of the
city and as soon as they have deter
mined some of the matters of detail
in i collection with the proposed rail
road lines running into Corpus they
will make a public report.
The Franklin road already ha
nearly l*(iO rniUs of roadway in oner
i at ion and the work is rapidiv being
pushed toward the coast. With the
J completion of the proposed line of
this new road to Brc.vn«ville, the
Franklin road will have over ."*00
miles of ’rack laid through the heart
of the best truck and farming ter
litory in this portion or the State.
SEITZ ON FREE PUBLICITY
Tolls Canadian Press All Advertis
ing; Should be Paid For.
Don C. Spitz of the New York
World, in a recent address before
the Canadian Press Association at
Ottawa, Ontario, on "Free Public
ity,” *aid that newspapers should
exact payment for every line of ad
ver ising published in their columns.
“Statistics taken by agents of
New York papers showed that many
•ersons. agencies and interests made
a scientific study of how to deceive
newspapers by advertisements
dressed up to read like bona fide
record* of occurence*,” he said.
,“The end of this practice is ap
proaching, and it is high .‘ime, be
cause it was undermining the con
fidence of the public in the sincerity
of the press."
Mr. Seitz said that the big rail
■ roads, boom towns .and ba*e ball
managers were the chief offenders.
“We print no more flub-duh about
the sore thumbs of base ball play
ers,” he said, “and thea res are als >
going to lose a great uart o' the free i
• uhli- ity. We did not mind giving
a lift to a broken-down barn former, j
but we are not going to make gifts ;
to wealthy theatrical 'rusts.”
Mr. Seitz laid particular strei-s
ill on the value of giving the news ,
in compact and accurate form and
of charging for all advertising mat
ter at so much per line. Asked for
a receipe for success. he said:
"Get the good news there firs'.”
Mr. Seitz did not hesitate to ex
press his opinion of the United
States postofBce, which he described |
as an incompetent monopoly grudg
ingly doing its duty in carrying the j
mall of he nation, although in
many instances it could not deliver
newspapers as quickly or as cheaply
as the express companies, fie urged
Canadian newspaper men to take an
independent attitude in regard to
capitalists, factories and advertiser^
“Let your newspapers stand on
their tnerl s,” he said in conclusion,
-but iee that they hare merits."—
New jork World.
V Purely Ornamental.
“Wew got a brand-n^- mahos
any piamP.*’ said Mr. Crnnrox.
"But Afrody In your family can
play It.* %
“Yep. fhal's the best thing about
it.”_ Washington Star.
MASONRY AND THE SAINTS
Today (the 24th of June) is St.
John the Baptist's day and a red
letter event in the Masonic calender
As far back as can be traced by the
records of ancient lodges now in ex
istence. which are known to have
nourished in England, and Scotland
luring the age of chivalry and, ac
ording to Masonic traditions since (
Ihe dertruction of the second temple
nf Jerusalem by Titus, ail Masonic
lodges have been dedicated first to
Ft John 'ho Baptist, and in later
days to both the Faints John, and
two days have been set a par* i:j eaeh
year for the commemoration of their
virtues oj the craft.
Hie 2 4th of June and tb 27th of
December bein' - dee as the
.a-nts da vs )»v t a.. ! teg marks of Ma
S^-irv ' every Ameri
, ntt ted e a. e days of special
ol—■ i v "re^masons. The selec
tion ..." Jure and L>e< ember as the
months in which these celebrations
should oc< ur lias been as* ribed to pa
gan origin, as are Easter, Mayday
and other days of public observance.
The reason ascribed for this selec
tion for the commemoration of hose
ancient natrons of the mystic tic be
ing that in these months the sun en
ters the zodiacal signs, Cancer and
Capricorn, marked by the most e\ i
don effects on the seasons must oc
cur to commend the selection ot
there months for the grand Masonic
celebrations of the year.
Masonry is nonse< tarian. the Jew
and Gentile assemble around the al
tar and side by side pour out their
adoration to ihe overliving and true
God. It is, therefore, not as Chris
tians, but as eminent Masons; not
as teachers of a religious sect, but
as bright exemplars of all tho-e vir
tues which Masons arc taught *o re
veronce and pra- tiec. that, the Saints
John figure as the most eminent r-a
tron^ of Freemasonry.—Galveston
CHILD'S EIGHT TO PLAY.
Far from being a sentimental fad.
a 'movement toward the rare and
betterment of children touches upon
one of the fundamental principles of
the nation, or all extravagances that
a nation can indulge in that of dissi
pating its youth is the most insane
because it s,Tikes at the root of its
strength. Faring for the children of
today is to safeguard the nation for
the morrow. The most important fac
tor in any Tate, city or town arc the
men and women who have made it.
and Investigation has shown that
citizens are made or marred in their
No wiser words were ever utter
ed than these: “Frirne is but the
result of misdirected energy." a re
sult showing later th" effects of un
wise discipline, of neelect and abuse.
Young things must have play and
recreation for the best development
of their faculties, it is their right,
one tha* is being recognized by the
earnest, hone=t thinkers of the day.
Exercise, no less than mental train
ing, equips the child to make the
citizen, (lames are a factor in their
grow’h. Sports and games in child
hood train, the mind and body to
meet the larger and more important
situations of womanhood and of
No more significant movement
than the recognition of the chi'd s
right to play ha« taken place in the
twentieth century. The establishing
of citv playgrounds is an enlight
ened investment whose results will
he gained not 'odav or tomorrow,
but far in the future. They will der
elo-' strong children who must pa=*
on the gift of life to the generations
Tlie development of the faculties
makes good citizens and in no other
school is devoir-omen* so noticeable
a* in that one where play 1* wls.^h
direr ted It is the baste prin'iiic of
the kindergarten, it should be the re
cognized orlneVte in care of
children in oil communities
The Child"* Wight to pl«v 1* the
clarion not» of the eentorv. -Ed’ or
iol from Norman E Mack s Nation
al Monthly for June.
FRIENDS IN DI9GTTTSF.
The former make 'em® nneer mis
takes about tb® Mtt> W*" nT fnr
find feathers who Mv* on hi* do
mains For instance, he calls the
field-mice hi* enemies heron-* thev
m-»ke twir r^'s in his clover field
But wait until spring comes. The
bumble bee* will fit no empty rooms
of tb* email mansion*, and "t”""'
to raise Its” and indu-'trtous fnm
= lie* there. Fvcrvh-'d know' the*
the betbichocs fertil the clover
hlo som'. flvvre from to e-v
Of he;-. -.Pd li-f,Voting yellow
•,o !en dns • !*»«• o
funny old sa c n
f-’r-' which *
< aits, no clover.” '1 r"*‘"
meadow-mice—the mice give homes
to the butmblees— l*e bumblebees
ia°nrc a perfect clc or crop.
Some farmers hr»' the sparrow
hawk, and pay ha steals tno chic
kens. As a matter of fact, this bird
lives mostly upon small mamals.
mire, chie-munk and squirrels and
the like. He is a fine mouser, and is
often se r. hovering above a cer
tain fie1** then suddenly swooping
dowu -”'d flying off with no* a chic
ken hit** |i tiny meadow-moti®c.
No creature of the wild is more
heartily detested than the skunk. He
has the ronuta ion as a poultry thief,
but in reality, his food consist6 most
ly of vermin, and all sorts of in- i
sects. Nature evidently fitted him
for the work of destroying insects,
instead of robbing hen-roosts.
The mink is ano her creature
with an evil but ill-deserved re; t
tation. Bo*th miink and skunk are
"mighty hunters" of small game, be
ing bitter enemies of rats and mice.
Many other creatures that seem to
be mischief'makers, and arc hunted
and killed by the farmer, arc in real
ity his beet friends, his helpers in
disguise, and they deserve his good
wishes iunload of his hatred.—E. \.
Matthews in Our Dumb Animals.
, --- -- -.—
TEXAS INDUSTRIAL NOTES NO. 1.
Sherman—The Grayson County
Poultry Association has called a
meeting to decide on the date for
the next poultry show. Officers will
also be elected at the next session.
Devine— President Richardson of
the Asherton and Gulf railway an
nounces that arrangements have
been made to extend ‘the line from
Asherton to Eagle Pass, a distance
of approximately 45 miles. It is also
reported that it will pass throng. 1
Carrizo Springs providing that city
raises a sulficiet bnonus.
Alice—A movement ‘is on foo* to
construct a dam across San Diego
creek near this city which will irri
gate between 50,000 and 60,0i»0
acres of land, he work under con
sideration consists of an immense
dam 1700 feet long and reaching a
height of 65 feet. The cost of ;ho
project is eatima’cd at $1,000,000
and actual work is expected to start
in the fall.
San Antonio—(’. H. Kearney, chief
engineer of the Medina project, has
announced That arrangements have
been completed with the I. & G.
and the Sou*hern Pacific rnilr"*’
for the establishment of a new town
along the lines of the above roads.
The new town will he named Nata
lie. in honor of the daughter of Dr.
Pearson, the promoter of the big
Austin—The Austin Business Lea
gue is planning a week-end trade ex
j curs ion to Houston aod Galveston,
j sometime in July. The advertising
| matter will be taken along and dis
tributer! along the way.
Gorman—A commercial club ha*
been organized in this city. Th« foi
ling* officers were elected: Inn.
H. Swell.*t, chairman and W. J. Man
Dallas—Thirteen directors have
been elected by the Dallas Chamber
of Commerce to organize a company
to buy and operate a steam-boat line
from Dallas to the Gulf of Mexico.
Austin—A permit to do business
has been granted to *hc Phoenix Con
«• ruction Co., of Har*ford, < nnn.,
capital stock *.-*<1.000. This company
will build the nower plants for the
T«var i.ighi and Power Comp*:..* :»t
Wat y ard other points.
Ki Paso—The box factory which
ha* been in eouiso of construction
for some time, began operation
on the l.ath of June. Later the fac
tory will build aa«h and doors along
with its box manufacturing.
Franklin—The recent good roads
election held in this preelm t of Ro
be-t*r»n county carried by a vote of
■134 to H7 The amount of he bonds
voted on was *100,000.
Austin—The Texas Trust com
pany. recently organized in this city,
has purchased the *7.*>0.000 bond Is
sues voted on hr the city of Austin
for road improvements.—Special ser
vice by Texas Commercial Secretar
CITY BCILPING NOTF:S.
City boosters seldom end in the
Public! y is the life or prosperity.
1 Are you a broken cog in the wheel
i »w‘-r*aper* like Commercial ,or
gaittzacons are entitled to tlM^* Val
THE National Cash Register
“Get a Receipt” plan pro
tects your profits.
It safeguards your cash sales, charge sales, money
^ received on account, money paid out and the
making of change, and benefits you, your customers
and your employes.
Giving Your Customers Printed Receipts
4 Enforces Correct Records
a A o 7 nrr i ? This rcccii,t *• i)rintcd and a
OOa / Uw L record made by the register at
the same operation. The amount
recorded on the total-adding
wheels inside the register is the
★B - 1.00 same as the amount printed on
the receipt which is given to the
A D mi V» The giving of this printed
rv. lVl a 1 9 n receipt to every customer enforces
508 Broadway correct records on the register.
This is your Ir is the most positive way of
receipt assuring yourself that no losses
Out occur in handling your money,
and that you get a correct record
of every transaction.
Your Receipt for Correct Records
These are the adding
wheels which show the
f total of the amounts print
/ jpMMMpNMHIHHV ed on the receipts issued.
/ mmOMMOEa They act as your receipt
/ for a unchange
/ JpJwiyd.*CT WHlHW able record. A secret
record like this gives you
a control on all your bus
pnr-o.60 The sales-strip is the employes’
★D -3.37 receipt. The amount pri ited on it
t | H *7 fl ‘s l*ie same as ^1C amount printed on
^8 U • I U the customers’ receipt and added on
ChO -1.57 the adding wheels.
•ft ^ 0 C n It enables the employe to prove his
0 •Jjjj efficiency and value to his employer.
* 8 1 *0 0
Proprietor’s, Employes’ and Customers’ Receipt
These figures at the top
of the register show
everybody in the store
the amount recorded.
The amount is the
same as that shown on
the receipt, adding
wheels and sales-strip.
1 This acts as a receipt for
correct records tQ pro
prietors, employes and
It will pay you to investigate
support of the citizens.
A good way to make your business !
popular la to advertiae.
If you have a good thing to sell
advertiae it. If you have an indiffer
ent ar'icle to dispose of advertise it
Vim, vigor and force will get you
where capital won't even start you
Concentrate your efforts on the i
welfare of yonr community.
Railroad outlets are prosperity in
Raved streets look ou1 of place
without the necessary trimmings,
,sidewalks and shade trees.
You can uusallv tell the condi
tion of a city by the activity of it*
Dead cities do no deeds.
is the main thing"!IT
It stands to reason that business
will increase If the population
doubles—Join the Commercial Club.
Notice of U. S. Marshal’s Sale.
Pursuant to an order of «le issued
out of the United .State* District
Court for the Southern District of
Texas on the 18th day of June, A.
D. 1912, in Admiralty case No 2,
styled E. T. Barden, doing business
as Barden Electric and Machinery
Company, versus the schooner
"Margaret,” her ta* kle, apparel,
etc., I will sell at the door of the
United States Court Mouse In the
.City of Brownsville, Texas, on t.l#!
9th day of July. A D. 19 12, at he
hour of 11 o’clock A. M. of said day.
to the highest and best bidder for
cash, the schooner '( ••garct,” her
nngines, machinery, tackle, apparel
Witness my hand at Brownsville,
Texas, this 25th day of June, A. D.
C. G. BREWSTER,
Unkci States Marshal, ». D. T.
"" “r ■“ ** ’’TON, Dtvc-y., t -.
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