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Permits Numbered 279 and the
Valuation Aggregated $474,-
944, Increase of $269,954.
* Building operations in San 4-
❖ Antonio during the last 31 days, +
♦ establishes a record for July, +
+ making it the banner month in 4-
❖ the history of improvements of *
❖ this city in recent years, with 4
♦ but one exception. According +
4- to City Building Inspector Leo *
4- M. J. Dielmann, 279 permits ♦
❖ were issued last month, aggre- ♦
❖ gating $474,944. 4-
+ +
This amount for one month's opera
tions is the greatest showing ever made
in San Antonio, with the single excep
, tion of August. 1908, when permits is
' sued represented over half a million
dollars in improvements. The month’s
showing is an increase of $269,954 as
compared with the corresponding month
last year, when 235 permits represented
a value of $204,990, and is also an in
• erease of $209,099 over the record es
tablished the previous month.
The official report of Building In
spector Dielmann. which will be filed
with City Clerk Fries next week, will
reveal an astonishing record of activity
in the erection of new structures in
every part of the city, an exceedingly
gratifying feature to be found in the
classification of improvements, in that
it will be noted that the structures for
which permits were issued are of the
most modern and substantial pattern
known in the building world. San An
tonio, declare those who have followed
closely the operations of the city, will
' doubtless lead any city in the United
States of equal population for the
month. The Alamo City recently with
out attaining a record as established by
July, has invariably taken the lead or
held a favorable position, as shown by
the American Builder, the official record
of building operations.
In the Business Center.
The building and improvements in the
eity during the month show an unusual
ly healthy condition, and especially so
in the center of the city, where nu
merous modern structures are in course
of construction. Permits issued for the
i fifth ward, which includes the business
y section of the city, alone aggregate
Report From Each Ward.
The building operations in all sec
tions of the city is shown by the fol
lowing amounts for each ward and for
which permits were issued during July:
First ward, $9734; Second ward, $26,-
006; Third ward, $10,210; Fourth ward,
$80,465; Fifth ward, $258,925; Sixth
ward, $33,267; Seventh ward, $29,815;
Eighth ward, $26,525.
Done Daily In San Antonio—Many Citi
zens Tell of It.
Nearly every reader has heard of
Doan’s Kidney Pills. Their good work
in San Antonio still continues, and our
citizens are constantly adding endorse
ment by public testimony. No better
" proof of merit can be had than the ex
perience of friends and neighbors. Read
this case: 1
J. P. Graham, 730 Wyoming street,
San Antonio, Texas, says: “I used
। Doan’s Kidney Pills years ago with the
best of success. I was unable to obtain
relief from a chronic lameness across
my loins and upon reading of Doan’s
Kidney Pills, I at onee procured a sup
ply. They benefited me so greatly that
1 had no further need of a kidney, rem
edy until recently. Then my kidneys
became disordered and the secretions
were very unnatural. Recalling the
great benefit I had received from
Doan’s Kidney Pills before, I went to
the Bexar Drug Co. and procured an
other box. I had taken only part of
the contents when my trouble disap
peared. ’ ’
For sale by all dealers. Price 50c.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y., sole
Agents for the United States.
Remember the name—Doan’s—and
take no other.
Welded, Invisible Bi-FocaJ Lenses
DR. CHARLES REES is the only manufacturer of these wonderful
lenses in Texas. Call and ask to see how the two different kinds of
glass are put into a furnace and heated hot enough for the glass to weld
>ogether like two pieces of iron are welded together. When finished they
look like one solid single glass—no line or division.
Citizens of Cleveland to Vote
On the Three-Cent-Fare
Traction Ordinance.
I Special Dispatch.
Cleveland, 0., July 31.—Mayor John- i
1 son’s most desperate of all traction
| campaigns is practically ended and the
I city is greatly stirred over the referen
’ dum election to be held next Tuesday.
It is of tremendous importance, for
upon its outcome hinges not only the
fate of the indefatigable mayor’s latest
three-cent fare traction ordinance, but
the success of the fight which he has
kept up ever since he became mayor of
. this city eight years go. It is fully
I realized by both sides that if the or
। dinance is sustained Mayor Johnson
will be master of the situation and in
a position to accomplish the object for
which he has fought so many years and
for the sake of which he has sacrificed
a considerable part of his large fortune;
; but it is equally well understood that
the loss of the battle means not merely
! temporary defeat, but would put an .
ignominious end to the brilliant political ’
and civic career of the ‘ ‘ fighting may
The coming election marks the crisis
in the mayor’s eight years’ effort to
materialize his traction ideas. If the
i grant is voted down, many believe, it
will mean the complete elimination of
the mayor as a figure in the traction
question in Cleveland and, in fact, his
j elimination as a political factor in the
city or state. Should the vote be favor
able to the mayor’s plan, it is predicted
1 that the Cleveland Railway company,
which he has almost driven out of exist
i ence and which he has harried for many
years with the votes of Cleveland be
; hind him, will be forced to accept any
proposal for settlement Johnson makes. 1
The required six months’ notice was
given to the railway company that the j
city would revoke the old three-cent
grants at the expiration of six months.
Should the vote be in favor of the new
। ordinance, Johnson’s system would,
l after the expiration of the six months’
' time, include eighty per cent of the en
! tire street railway system. Herman J.
I Schmidt, who has been granted a num
| ber of three-cent, franchises, plans a
। new company to take over all the three
cent lines in the city, if the mayor
should win his fight.
Unprejudiced Opinion.
Unprejudiced observers are of the
opinion that the chances at the coming
election are decidedly against Mayor
; Johnson. His present term in office
will expire in January of next year. |
I Four times already has he secured the
। approval of the people and has he been
j elected with ever increasing majorities.
■ But the approval of the people, once
| the mayor’s greatest and surest asset,
-is now extremely doubtful. He lost the
> former referendum election last fall by
600 votes in a total of 75,000. That
I election knocked out the grant upon
I which Mayor Johnson was given con
trol of the entire traction system under
a lease from the company.
At the Sam,, time, it is generally ad
mitted that the position of the street
railway company is not much stronger
now than it has been at any time since
1 the beginning of the fight. The com
pany has been greatly weakened by the
, long contest and, even in case it should
win the battle on next Tuesday, it
would be in an extremely uncertain po
sition. Whatever the outcome of the
election may be, the city controls three
fourths of the street railway lines of
the city and this would give to the
council a powerful weapon against the
company. Of course, everything de
pends upon the result of the vote. If
the'mayor wins, it is believed he will
be able to finance a new company to
take over the lines controlled by the
municipality, should the Cleveland
Railway company still refuse to settle
upon his plan.
Means Much for Johnson.
It is more difficult to foresee what
will happen should Mayor Johnson lose
his fight next Tuesday. Only one thing
is considered certain in that event, he |
will certainly be defeated for re-elec
tion next November. His council pro
bably will be voted out and a council
elected that will immediately settle, re
gardless of Johnson’s plans for which
he has fought so long. In that case the
settlement will probably be effected
upon the plan suggested by Judge Tay-
New Style. Old Style.
Dr. Charles Rees
Next Door to Svlliv&n’s Bank
ler, which provides for the sale of seven
tickets for a quarter with a penny charge
for transfers. Mayor Johnson insisted
that the company must guarantee a
maximum fare of not more than a quit
ter for seven tickets without a charge
for transfers. Judge Tayler also sug
gested that the purchase of the lines be
permitted after ten years, while John
son wants it to be possible in two years.
The campaign has been bitter and de
termined on both sides, but it seems
that the citizens have become settled
by the long fight and are anxious to
have the traction matter definitely set
tled upon the best terms obtainable
under the circumstances.
1 Nicholson, Furnish & Smith report
’ the following sales in Beacon Hill
’ tract: To T. J. Buckley, four lots on
corner Blanco boulevard and Wesatche,
’ just north of the Jay Adams home, for
k a consideration of $3050; also three
r lots on corner of Michigan avenue and
3 Craig place; consideration $2300. Mr.
’ Buckley is a big ranch owner who,
3 having recently disposed of one of his
1 large ranch properties, is following af
k ter other well to do cattlemen in
moving to San Antonio.
9 To Fred J. Scudder, 75 feet on east
’ side of Michigan at corner of Craig
' place; consideration $llOO. Mr. Scud
-3 der is already building a handsome
9 home on this corner.
’ To J. T. Powell, three lots, corner
, Michigan and Magnolia; consideration
1 $2300. Mr. Powell has already let con
’ tract for a handsome two-story real
. dence.
To Mrs. F. J. Murphy, 75 feet, cor
-9 ner Michigan and Woodlawn; consider
ation $l2OO.
To Mrs. Nannie R. Harper, two lots
1 on Magnolia avenue; consideration
3 > $l6OO.
’ To Mrs. Rachel Z. Furnish, two lots
3 1 on Magnolia avenue; consideration
‘ $l6OO.
The same agency also reports the
1 sale of the handsome Jacobi home op
’ Beacon Hill to Charles T. Jackson;
1 consideration $10,000;
3 For Charles T. Jackson, home on
k Beacon Hill to George D. Robbins; con
’ L sideration $lO,OOO.
• Geo. Koerner to Mrs. S. T. Phelan,
I lot on Washington place; consideration
For T. E. Lyons, two lots on Summit
place, Beacon Hill, to George D. Rob
bins; consideration $l6OO.
For C. W. Cannon, two lots ■on
Woodlawn avenue. Beacon Hill, to A.
N. Ivancich; consideration $2400. Mr.
Ivancich has plans already drawn for
a $lO,OOO residence on this property.
— *
For indigestion and all stomach
troubles take Foley’s Orino Laxative
as it stimulates the stomach and liver
and regulates the bowels and will posi
tively cure habitual constipation.—
Bexar Drug Co.
Contentment will be yours if yon in
fully located on Castroville boulevard,
near Lady of Lake Academy. Buy
now before prices are advanced. Dahl
gren. Benson & Welch, owners, Grand
Opera House bldg.
Should not be overlooked—they are well worth your consideration, whether or not
NEW 11
Will Be Adopted by Board of
Health at Austin
Special Diapatch.
Austin, Tex., July 31.—State Health
Officer Brumby today announced'that
the proposed sanitary code, under the
new board of health law, is now ready
for adoption, the committee from
board having in preparation of the code
in hand having finished the work.
This code, Dr. Brumby says, provides
for minimum requirements, so that it
will meet with least resistance.
At a meeting of the board of health
Monday this code will come up for
adoption and later county and city
health officers will meet to ratify it.
Pardon Is Recommended.
Special Dispatch.
Austin, Tex., July 31. —The board of
pardons today recommended a pardon
for C. C. Baughn, at one time a prom
inent resident of McLennan county
who was sent to the penitentiary for
six years on three charges of forgery.
Baughn has already • served two
After the commission of the offense
Baughn told the county officials of his
act. Several vears later he was indict
ed and convicted, he having voluntar
ily given himself up.
Tax on Water Craft.
Special Dispatch
Austin, Tex., July 31.—1 n furnish
ing State Superintendent of Public In
struction Cousins with an opinion to
day, the attorney general’a department
made a most important ruling, when it
held that all vessels and water craft,
whose situs is within a school district,
is liable for school taxes.
Further, that it is immaterial wheth
er such vessels are enrolled or register
ed at some other port. The fact that
the vessel is registered at a certain
port does not render such craft subject
for taxation at that port, but if sucu
craft is situated or within situs of an
independent school district it is lia c
for taxation for school purposes.
The question was submitted to Bupt.
Cousins by N. M. Barrier, county lax
assessor of Jefferson county, who want
ed to know if vessels in the Port Ar
thur independent school district were
Hable for school taxation in such dis-
j you are in immediate need of clothes. At such a small cost one could
well afford an extra suit, and if you’ll anticipate your future clothes
wants you’ll readily see the advantages of purchasing now while our
stock is large and the prices low—
i Your choice of any and every summer suit in our entire stock at
the following prices:
* f » *
Every $lO.OO Summer Suit Goes for $ 6.00
Every $12,50 Summer Suit Goes for $ 7.50
Every Suit up to $16.50 Goes for $ 9.00
Every Suit up to $18.50 Goes for $12.50
Every Suit up to $22.50 Goes for $14.50
Every Suit up to $25.00 Goes for $16.90
Every Suit up to $30.00 Goes for $20.00
Every Suit up to $40.00 Goes for $25.00
Alamo Plaza TWO STORES Commerce St.
trict. He writes that there are over
$3,000,000 worth of such vessels and
water craft there and all these is sub
ject to school taxes.
Special Diapatch.
Washington, D. C., July 31.—The
■ Seattle exposition promises to be a cen
ter of great attraction during the
I week. Governor Hughes will be on
hand Monday for the celebration of
I New York Day. Tuesday has been des
ignated as Minnesota Day, which will
be made notable by the unveiling of a
bronze bust of James J. Hill. Governor
Johnson of Minnesota will be one of
the speakers. Another of the state
executives who is expected to visit the
exposition during the week is Governor
Denecn of Illinois, who is to speak at
tbo, Illinois Day celebration on Fri
day. V
President Taft and family have
promised to go over to Gloucester from
Beverly Wednesday to attend a big out
door pageant to be given in the first
named city. Secretary of the Navy
Meyer will also attend the affair.
In the field of politics the most in
teresting event 'will be the genenil j
Democratic primary in Virginia to
choose candidates for governor and
other state officers to be voted for at
the November election. Public inter |
est centers chiefly in the contest be- 1
tween Harry St. George Tucker and
Judge William H. Mann for the guber-1
natorial nomination. As the campaign .
has progressed the contest between the
two candidates has developed into an I
extremely bitter one and as a conse- ‘
quence the result of the primary is
I awaited with keen interest.
A referendum election will be held
in Cleveland Tuesday to decide if the
people will accept Mayor Tom L. John
son's latest three-cent fare traction or
dinance. The election marks the crisis
in Mayor Johnson’s eight years’ effort :
to make his traction ideas materialize. (
If the grant is voted down, many be- |
Heve it will mean the complete elimina
tion of the mayor as a figure in the
traction question in Cleveland.
The event of the week abroad will
be the visit of Emperor Nicholas of
Russia to King Edward. The visit will
take place at Cowes, where the Russian
imperial yacht Standard will arrive
Monday, the opening day of the Cowes
regatta. Added brilliance will be at
tached to the meeting of the two rulers
by the presence of the great fleet of
British warships now gathered in the
Solent to be. reviewed by King Ed
*No matter how long you have suf
fered, Foley’s Kidney Remedy will
help you. Mrs. 8. L. Bowen, of Wayne,
W. Va.. writes: “I was a sufferer from
kidney disease, so that at times I could
rot get out of bed, and when I did I
could not stand straight. I took Fo
ley’s Kidney Remedy. One dollar bot
tle and part of the second cured me
entirely.” It will cure you. —Bexar
Drug Co.
Word Was Passed Down the
Line Yesterday by Coun
ty Officials.

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« ♦
4- Is the campaign for Sunday 4-
4- closing in San Antonio to lead ❖
* to a general shutting of doors 4-
4- in the business portion on Sun- 4-
4- day? 4-
♦ A week ago today dry goods 4-
4" stores were subjected to a gen- 4-
4> eral closing for the first time. 4- fi
4- Yesterday orders were given ❖
4- the grocers that they must close ♦
4- today and the word is out that 4-
4* the dry goods men who seek to 4"
4- keep open will be taught a repe- 4-
4- tition of last Sunday’s lesson. 4-
4- 4-
4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4> 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4-
Closing in San Antonio on Sundays
is distinctly a new thing, except in
eases where the merchants have volun
tarily chosen to bar their doors to the 1
Sabbath trade.
Six months ago even saloon closing 1
was almost unheard of. The lesson has j
been taught to men in several varieties
of business and just how far the clos- '
It is the best ever sold atthe price
and you get a premium with it.
The Gt. Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. I
AUGUST 1, 1909.
1 ing idea is to be carried is now exciting
j . The campaign to elose the grocers is
I said to have resulted from what was
| meted out to the dry goods merchants.
। The Sunday closing law in Texas pro
hibits the operation of any business
or place of amusement on the Sab
. bath. Those who have been forced tc
| close may, if they ehoose. file com
plaints which bring others within the
| rule. Such a move is being hinted at
and if it is begun interest will center
i in watching just how far it can go.
Five horses died yesterday, four
j deaths being attributed to overheat.
: The police report that during the last
i two weeks many horses have died in
, the city as a result of the excessive
j heat.

The Beauty (turning from long gaz«
in the mirror) —I do envy you!
The Friend (pleased but incredulous)
—You envy me, my dear! I wonder
The Beauty—Because you can see the
real me. I can never see anything but
the mere reflection. —From Punch.
u __ _____
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by local applications, as they cannot
reach the diseased portion ot the ear.
There is only one way to cure deafness,
and that is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness is caused by an inflamed con-
I dition of the mucous lining of the Eusta
chian Tube. When this tube is inflamed
you have a rumbling sound or Imperfect
healing, and when it is entirely closed
Deafness is the result, and unless the in
flammation can be taken out and this
tube restored to its normal condition.
I hearing will be destroyed forever: nine
• cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh,
j which is nothing but an inflamed condi
tion of the mucous surfaces.
We will gi»e One Hundred Dollars for
| any ease of Deafness (caused by catarrh >
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i Cure. Send for circulars free.
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Sold by Druggists. 75c.
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