Austin American-Statesman from Austin, Texas on February 4, 1909 · 4
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THE AUSTIN' DATLY STATESMAN'. TITTTtSDAT, FEBRUARY 4. ISM. FOUTU the uisTil statesman 1 Published Dai'y by Ai'siin tttesruan Company. Established 1ST1. Incorporated May 5. ios. Office No. 713 Congress Avenue. Austin, lenas. A. O Snioot . ..Manager TEi-SPHONiiS. Business Office Editorial Rooms Hoclety Editress ..153 ..13 .. 66 TKRMS OP SUBSCRIPTION. (In the Ci'y by Carrier.) One Momh in advance 21; Throe Months In advance j-jj Six Months in advance Ore Tear in advance (By Mail.) Oi.e Month In advance J One Year In advance J Sunday only, one year in advance 150 Semi-Weekly, one year Dally, Every Day and Sunday; Serr-Weekly Statesman and Diversifies Farmer. Issued Evry Tuesday and Friday. Entered at the postofflcs t Austin. Texas, second-class mail mutter. THE STATESMAN IN TEXAS. (The Austin Dally ana Sunday Statesman la on sale every day w the year at the following news stands and general distributing points In Texas and the United States, and any one who falls to secure a copy at any of the stands noted below will confer a. favor upon the management of The fttatesman by 'notifying thi office.) Ferdinand Hanaw. Ba AntonHj, Texas. Louis' Book and Cigar Co, San Antonio, Texas. Southwestern Advertising- Agency, IB Main street, Dallas, Texas. Original Hotel News Btaud, Dallas. St George Hotel News Stand. Dallas Texas. All News Stands Southwestern Newspaper ana Advertising Agency. No. S44 Main street, agents and two street carts. Dallas, Texas. Dlckerson tc McLemore, Fort 'Worth, Texas. Worth Hotel News Stand, Fort Worth, Texas. All News Stands Southwestern Newspaper and Advertising Agency Agents. Fort Worth, Texas. Braxoa Hotel News Stand. Houston, Texas. A- O. Laner, Houston, Texas, Bottler Pros., Houston, Texas. M. Lew!a, li Preston street. Houston, Texan. Trernont Hotel News Stand, Gaes-ton. Texas. W. A Wentland. Manor, Texas. A. J. Miller, Elgin, Texas. W. Q. Smith, Lampasas, Texas. C. A. Juklln. Lampasas, Texas. J. A. Hall, Burnet. Texas. J. J. Thames. Taylor. Texas. Hill Sullivan. Granger. Texas. Carl Burkhart. Georgetown, Texas. Mrs. F. L. Smith, San Marcos, Texas. G. Michel & Co., Marble Falls, Texas. B. E. Voelcke,' New Braunfels, Texas. Hunter & Freeman, Belton, Texas. Ward's pharmacy. El Paso. Texas. D. H. Randolph, Laredo, Texas. Renfro-Martin Drug Co., Marlln, Texas. THE STATESMAN ABROAD. Eastern Business Office, 42. 44, 45, 49 and 50 "The Tribune" Building. New York City; Western Business Office, 510-12 "Tha Tribune" Building, Chicago. Tho S. C. Reckwlth Special Agency, Sole Agents Foreign Advertising Auditorium Annex News Stand, Chicago, 111. Empire News Stand, Chicago, Til. Eagle News Co.. Tenth and Main streets. Kansaa City. Mo. World News "o., Memphis. Tenn. Hotallng's New Stand, No. 1 Parlt Row, New York v"Mty. Hotallng's Na.vs Stand. corner Broadway and Ihlrty-elghth street. New Tork City. Hotel Raleigh News Stand, Washington! D. C. People's News Co., Tacoma. Wash. Rickxecker News Stand, Kansas City, Mo. B. E. Amos, Los Angelv. Cat I. Wjlnstein, Denver, Cvlo. H. M. Harris, Manitou. Colo. Hute hlnson Stationery Co., Shreve-port. La. Union News Co- St Louis. Mo. Here's to Greater Austin. "Love thy neighbor as thyself possibly explains why some people believe In affinities. Be sure to gee to It that you get the right kind of men for mayor and commissioners tinder the new "charter. The Cubans are again going it alone. If they behave themselves they will be permitted to continue as at present Carrie Nation In her progress through London Is reported to be far worse than a bull In a china closet If he has much more to say to congress Roosevelt should employ the telephone. It is entirely wrong to run messengers to death the way ha Is doing. Why not apply practically the suggestion that surplus earnings of the water and light commission be given ever to permanent street improvement? Several of the larger cities of the country have public marriage bureaus. The question which iuterests the man in tha case, however, Is wo will buy the rest, of tha furniture. In addition to carrying out his promise to take the first train to New York following Taft's Inauguration, would It not be also well for Teddy to take the first boat out of New York for Africa T There Is a whole lot of difference between a wife and a servant girl as was recently nianifistj.-l in New York city by a servant girl shooting her employer for criticising the biscuits that she had made f-r breakfast The announcement that a big fat 'possum has teen discovered m the back yard at the while house would tend to prove that Roosevelt is getting Jealous of Brother Taft and wants to go the 'possum racket a little bit him self. litis agitation against race horse betting at county and state fairs would indicate that some people seem to think that enough money has been ppent after a fellow pays hia admls- I sion fee and has taken a few rides on the hobby horses. THE AVAILABLE MONEY, j I According to unofficial and yet au thorised reports the water and light commission of Austin earned $72,000 during the year lyoS over and above all expenses. This amount, as can readily be figured represents a monthly profit of t6000. The disposition of this sum of money, j like all other public funds, will necessarily attract attention. Its presence in the earning columns of the water and light commission report may lead the excitable agitator to demand that the water and light rates be reduced. This demand has been made from time to time In the past. It has been clamored for by the agitator in face of the fact that Austin Is today enjoying as cheap if not a cheaper rate than most cities of its- size.. This demand for lower rates and demand for stop Improvements" at the plant have been heard for several years now, but fortunately little attention has been given the agitation. It Is presumed that it will now be renewed with the announcement of the profit earnings as noted above. The board meeting at which this inform a-ticn was given out did not go into details as to whether in counting in the operating expenses that the Interest and sinking fund had also been provided for. Granting, however, that they have and that there is 172,000 surplus now, or that there will be next year a similar amount as a surplus and that the year following a similar amount or an even larger one will be the result of successful management of the plant, what then? Certainly it would seem the part of practical business management and good sense to spend this money where It will do the most good. The water and light rates do not need a curtailment as thev are reasonable enough as they stand. Consequently do .not cut these rates, but apply the money where most needed. Every one will readily recognize that it la most needed upon the streets of Austin, and most all of us doubtless agree that it should be expended there without any unneccessary delay. At present and for several years past the street committee of the city council of Austin has had a measley little- sum of about ten thousand dollars with which to do all street and bridge work. A sum wholly inadequate and really worse than nothing on account of the bickerings attendant upon its disposal. Now if tha city could expend $6000 per month on Its streets In a businesslike way for several years. Austin would ere long have one of fie best street systems in the south. The plan Ij easy of accomplishment The monty would be available, with a businesslike management of its water and light plant as has been demonstrated. The Indirect tax thus secured would fall with no hardship upon any one. Everybody would be directly benefited in consequence of a liberal policy of street Improvements and Austin would be moving onward in that line of pro. gression so necessary to its future. Why not put the plan Into early execution? THE SWEDISH COLLEGE. Austin, which so proudly claims the honor of being the educational center of all our great southland, i to have fresh laurels added to her crown by the coming of the Swedish Methodist college which Is to be erected here at once at a cost of $80,000. That the coming of this educational Institution to this city means much not only for Austin's educational advancement, but for the people of Texas and the south aa well. Is easily apparent. The Swedish people are among the most representative of all our citixen-eTtip. As a race and as Individuals they are among the most progressive, enlightened And thrifty, and the fact that Austin has been selected as the location for a great institution that will thrive snd wax great as tima progresses and will be the means of giv ing a higher and broader education to thousands upon thousands of young men and women of this state, should unquestionably be a source of great gratification to all. The Statesman bespeaks for the new institution that success and that bright future that Is so deserving. THE AMERICAN WOMAN. American woman, who is ever to the front w ith credit to herself upon most all occasions, comes Into glorious rec ognition onco more In consequence of the incident attendant upon the sinking of the ship, the Republic Dr. John W. Co?'.ter of the University o Chicago was one of the passengers on board the ill-fated steamship Republic which went to the eea bottom last Monday off the coast of Nantucket; and incidentally in an Impromptu speech which he delivered in New York before the eastern alumni of the college, on the evening after V.X rescue, he paid an eloquent tribute to the cool-headed courage of the .American woman. To quote in substance only what Dr. Coulter said on this occasion, nls testimony Was that, barring the first emotional outburst which followed the tremendous crash, the women on board were perfectly calm. It was well understood that the blow to the ship was mortal. For several hours the outcome was involved in very grave doubt; and safety depended upon the timeliness of vessels in coming to tne rescue of the sinking hulk. It was a period of great suspense. But throughout the entire ordeal the women on board were absolutely undismayed. In almost ludricous contrast to this serene exhibition of fortitude was the behavior of some of the men. Dr. Coulter declares that two of the representatives of the masculine gender were actually smitten with 'Hysterics at the thought of violent and instant death, and acted like frightened boobies until the worst was over, when they auddendly received an access of valor. However, there was no cause to blush for tho manner in which the majority of the sterner sex acquitted themselves. While the story which Dr. Coulter tells of the unruffled bravery of the American woman under circumstances of great peril Imparts a thrill of gen-, uine admiration, it excites no feeling of surprise or wonder, because It makes no new revelation. Woman in all days and all times has stood forth to the honor and credit of herself and country, In times of peace or war. In the hour of sorrow or In the period of great calamity. The hand that rocks the cradle in addition to ruling the world is ever the guidi spirit to man and not Infrequently hia beBt counselor. A DAY OF BIG THINGS. The strenuosity of the present day and time in the financial as well as the general world has never been so ac curately portrayed as in noting the sale of three big railroad concern within a few brief weeks without so much as causing a flurry in money matters. As suggested by the Philadelphia Press this is a country of big things. Americans have gotten in the habit of thinking in billions. They deal In figures undreamed of elsewhere. In what other land could three large railroads change ownership completely within a few weeks and cause scarcely a ripple? Outside tne siock marseu very little attention la paid to these transactions, which are really huge. James J. Hill wants an outlet to the Gulf of Mexico for his big railroad sys tems of the north, so he buys the Colorado and Southern. The tidy price of $18,000,000 is handed over and in a day the public is ready for the next move. Then the Canadian pacific resolves to dig deeper Into the United States and it quidkly transfers the Wisconsin Central from the pockets of its American owners to Its own. Excepting a flash in shares of the railroad bought there Is little to show for this very significant move on the part of the largest British corporation doing business in this hemisphere. The Chesapeake and Ohio, a railroad of over 1800 miles, and as long as the original Union Pacific, the building of which was one of the world's wonders. Is bought up in a day by Mr. Hawley and there is neither any excitement nor any very great general interest Bhown In the big transaction. If an English railroad having the capital er mileage of any one of these three American railroads recently sold were to change hands suddenly it would be made tho subject of parliamentary debate and endless newspaper discussion. But the people of the United States, who have 232,000 miles of railroad, can witness the sale of three lines aggregating 4700 miles without stopping to think about it No man is ever entirely grown if you leave It to his dear mother to decide the proposition. Lillian Russell announces that she will never marry again. May be she Intends to make good, but it sounds wonderfully like one of those fare well tour propositions. . For COLDS and GRIP. Hicks' CAPUDIXB is the best rem edy relieves the aching and feverish ness cures the Cold and restores nor mal conditions. It s liquid effects im mediately. 10, 25o and 50c at drug stores. NUMEROUS MATTERS OF INTEREST AT LAKE VICTOR, Lake Victor, Texas, Feb. 2. A few nights ago fire destroyed the barn of H. M. Murphy, with all Its contents. The loss was about J300, with no Insurance. Mr. Frank Stewart was around the next day making up money to partly compensate Mr. Murphy for his loss. Sa n II. Munroe got tip early, made a fire, in the heater and went back to bed to wait till the room was warmed up. A short time afterward he noticed conskierr,b.e .moke, but thought , it tue io me nonner. out in a rew min- ..toss he discovered his dw elling was on f!,. Th hirh f,n,th ir,.i .h fh f re to i-ake su h hratov "'; rieu some insurance in me rarmers Mutual Insurance company. j ""u l"eci commence uy women Pat Murphv. a section hand In Jack- I 'ho sufter f rom displacements, inflaming up a r-witch frog, lifted too much i Jnation, ulceration, fibroid-tumors, ir-anJ ruptured himself. Bnd is now In regularities, periodic pn,irj3, backache, the Houston and Texas Central hos- ' : bearing-down feeling, flatulency, indi-pit u for treatment. . pestion, dizziness, or nervous prostra- V. 3. Ferguson of Johnson. Okla., is tioa. visiting relatives In our town. j ' nn rrmrfarrf an intcpootf nr 1 X Of thirty VPaTS T.Vdia K. Pinkham 8 sermon on the "Pmdjeal Son" in the M' tt"Hli.t church Sunday. I'rofesf-or R. A. Mobley of Splrewood, Tfian, passed through our town on his wny to Sherwood. T-xas, where he has brn summoned as a witness. Th rural tlphone people had an Th rural tipnone people had an Important meeting; Saturday afternoon. t n HEWS OF THE' STATE HOUSE General and Personal Gossip of the Various Departments ye .VA glied a MANDAMUS SUPREME COURT REFUSES TO ASSUME JURISDICTION IN THE INSURANCE CASE AGAINST COMMISSIONER LOVE. REASONS ARE GIVEN Written Arguments Filed by Both Sides Were Unsatisfactory Trinity Life and Annuity Society of Dallas Is the Ralator. The supreme court yesterday refused a writ of mandamus in the case of the Trinity Life and Annuity society of Dallas against Thomas B. Love, commissioner of Insurance and banking. The grounds for this action of the court is because it held no Jurisdiction, or rather declined to take jurisdiction. "At a former day of this term," says Chief Jii tlce Gaines, who handed down the opinion, "we referred this case back to counsel upon e.ther side, with re- ruipsr tnnr thpv furnish n with ft. writ- i ' ten argument pointing out the law which makes it the duty or tne commissioner of banking and insurance to do the things which it is sought to compel him to do. The arguments have been filed and are unsatisfactory to us. The attorney general seems not to contest our jurisdiction in the case, but to be willing that we should decide the question if ws have power to do so, but consent can not give jurisdiction and hence, unless we can find In tha statute something which requires respondent to do the things which are prayed for in the petition, we must decline to take jurisdiction of the case and deny the writ" The court then quotes the two sections of the law under which it is sought to maintain this proceeding, and says: "The meaning of this we do not clearly comprehend. It says every association coming within the description as set forth in section 1 of this act, ehall pay annually to the commissioner of insurance the following fees in connection with its entrance Into the state. It seems to us it can only apply to companies incorporated out of the state who seek to do business in the state. True, the fee for annual statement, $1, may possibly apply to all of them, but that gives us very little aid In deciding the question. Because we find no allegation in the petition that the commissioner failed to receive euch fee, or that it will not be received." Continuing, the court says seems that it was the intention of the legislature, that when a fraternal benerlciary association had filed with the secretary of state ita charter as required by article 2542-n of the act it should have the right to begin business and to continue to do business until en-Joined by the attorney general. "We find no provision in the act which shows a contrary intention. Whether this be -wise legislation or not is a question we are not called upon to determine. It follows that in our opinion the writ prayed for should be refused, and it is accordingly so or dered." BREWSTER COUNTY COURT BILL WAS APPROVED. The governor yesterday signed the bill just passed in the legislature restoring criminal and civil jurisdiction to the county court of Brewster county. RESERVE AGENTS ARE NAMED BY COMMISSIONER. Reserve agents were designated yesterday by the state department of insurance and banking for the following state banks: For the Boerne State bank, the Lockwood National bank of San Antonio; for the Farmers and Merchants State bank of Shamrock, the First National frank of Amarlllo snd the Traders National bank of Kansas City; for the Bardwell State bank, the National bank of New York. CTORS LydiaEPinkham's Vegetable Compound Cured Her. Willimantic. Conn. "For five veara AFTER DO FAILED I suffered untold agony from female payment of teachers' salaries. The troubles, causing backache, irregular!- amount apportioned this month i? ties, dizziness and nervous prostra- $400.000. This is the largest apportion. It was Impossible for me to tionment which has been made for Walt upstairs without stopping on the way. I tried three differ ent doctors and each told me something different. I received no benefit from any of them. but seemed to sul- i fermore. The last doctor said noth ing would restore myhealth.Ibt'gan i i taking Lydia jB. 1'inkham's Vegetable ! for 'rses of Houston Heights, no I Compound to see what it would do ' capital stock. The incorporators are" and r gm restorpd to mv natural'" R Sanderson, William A. Wilson SLIf8t ftLvSnJ i E. D. Lunn. -i "umanuc, conn. ' Ti. , t... ( cccss oi j.yuia Ji. 1'inKnam s ... ' , : ... . rf i V egetaoie compound has Deen tne Standard remedy for female ills, and Buffering women owe it to themselves t at least cive this medicine a triaL Iroof is abundant that it has cured thousands of others, and whT should it a ' ,""'" , wW hsif sA i tV -XAr Ju, HOME COUNTY CITIZENS SIGH SECRETARY'S BOKD SURETIES ON THE OFFICIAL BOND OF W. B. TOWNSEND ARE ALL RESIDENTS OF WILBARGER COUNTY. The official bond of Secretary of State W. B. Townsend, which has been approved by the governor, has been filed in the comptroller's department. The bond is signed uy citizens of Wilbarger county and is in the sum of $25,001). The sureties on the bond are I. N. Smjth, W. W. Hall, A. M. Hiatt and L. G. Hawkins, and the affidavit shows that these bondsmen are worth in the aggregate of $1S0,000. CAUSEWAY CONTRACT SIGNED BY COMMISSION IT IS NOW EFFECTIVE AND WILL BE IMMEDIATELY SENT TO GALVESTON ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OPINION ON SUBJECT, The railroad commission yesterday afternoon signed and approved the Galveston causeway contract which was submitted for its approval several weeks ago. Commissioner Colquitt at the time had some doubt as to the con struction of the Galveston causeway act of the Thirtieth legislature, and in order to straighten out the matter, the question was referred to the attorney general's department An opinion was rendered, advising that the commission had authority under the existing statute to approve the contract. This puts the contract in effect. WILL BRADY APPOINTED SEW DISTRICT ATTORNEY FORMER AUSTIN LAWYER GETS POSITION IN THE NEW PAN HANDLE COURT S. J. ISAACKS JS NAMED AS JUDGE. The governor yesterday afternoon approved the bill by Senator Bryan creatine; the Seventieth judicial district in the Panhandle, and he apt-pointed S. J. Isaacks, a well known attorney of Midland, as the new judge of the court. Mr. Isaacks was at one time a member of the legislature and was the member who Introduced the famous Hogg amendments. He was living in Bastrop county at the time but subsequently removed to Midland where he has been practicing law. T!t-governor also appointed Will P. Brar of Pecos, Reeves county, as district attorney of the new court Mr. Brady was formerly of Austin, but removed to that section of the state several years ago. He is now at Austin. SAN ANTONIO SCHOOL BONDS ABE QUESTIONED CONFERENCE BETWEEN CARLOS BEE, SUPERINTENDENT LUKEN AND THE ATTORNEY GEN ERA, l-HELD ON THE PROPOSITION. A conference was held yesterday afternoon between the attorney general's department and Attorney Carlos Bee and Professor C. J. Luken of San Antonio regarding the status of tha San Antonio independent school district bonds. It appears Mayor Callahan of San Antonio has raised a qifis-tlon as to the validity of the bonds of San Antonio, maintaining that thes bonds may have been affected by the decision of the supreme court in the Baird case. It has always been held by the department that the bonds of the San Antonio district were not in any way affected by this decision. COMMISSIONER KONE HAS LEFT FOR HOUSTON Judge Ed. R. Kone, commissioner o agriculture,, has gone to Houston tr attend a horticultural meeting whic is being held in that city. Chief Cler' Dixon is also out of tha city, having gone to Alvin to Inspect three carloads of Satsuma orange seedlings Ju shipped to that place. ' APPORTIONMENT OF THE AVAILABLE SCHOOL FUND. The state board of education has Uiu i,.i f,i -, t, I several months, in fact for the pas; i several months the apportionment hag i heen steadily increasing. This appor- tionment give3 a scholastic per capita of 50 cents. Last month the per capita was only 35 cents, while the month before it was only 25 cents. NEW CHARTERS FILED IN THE STATE DEPARTMENT. Charters of the following corporations were filed yesterday in the state department: Texas Christian Sanitarium School .V' ,""'T, nnnk ! f Hamilton, capital slock $20,000. The incorporators are V. F. Weiser, J. F. : .y. . j were signed yesterday afternoon by I the governor. One is the Austin city ! charter and the other is the Waco I charter. Both of these charters are In ' a great measure alike, as both provide I for .tha ret-all Both of these charters 1 go into eftacl go into effect at once, having the emergency clause attached. -n .J. .Ait Vi t a .lv , , . k ... . , ... . . NAGE BILL RIGHT ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL SLUDER SAYS IF MEASURE FINALLY PASSES IN PRESENT SHAPE WILL CURE DEFECTS. BIG RUSH OF BILLS About Forty Drainage Districts Will Be Immediately Organized as Soon as the Bill Becomes a Law. Easy Sailing Thus Far. Assistant Attorney General Sluder said yesterday the department has been receiving a number of inquiries concerning the drainage district law, and when it will be possible for the department to approve any bonds under the act It will be remembered that the department a short time ago refused to approve any more drainage district bonds under the present law on acount of a number of defects discovered therein. The department, with the aid of former State Senator Griggs of Houston prepared for the legislature a nejv law which meets the requirements, and which passed in its present form will enable th issuance of drainage district bonds. This bill which was introduced in the senate by Senator Masterson, was passed finally and was referred to a committee on ir. rlgation in the house and this committee considered the bill yesterday and several amendments were offered, but final action was deferred. The corn- UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS News of the Halls, Classes and Campus UNIVERSITY ASSEMBLY TO DISCUSS ISSUES MEMBERS ADOPT LEGISLATIVE , RULES AND WILL FOLLOW PROCEEDINGS OF' LAW MAKERS. MEET EVERY WEDNESDAY. A meeting of the University assembly, a new organization, to discuss the leading issues of the day and make a systematic study of them, was held yesterday afternoon in room 70 at 4 o'clock. The constitution was submitted and adopted. The constitution embodies four principles, and is as follows: Finst The style of this body shall be "The University Assembly," an organization for the Investigation and discussion of important issues of the day. Second The order of procedure shall be the same as that adopted by the legislature of Texas: the questions to be formally discussed by those who have been assigned topics, then discussed by the house at large. Third The liquor problem shall first be taken up and thoroughly exhausted, and then such questions shall be taken up as shall be decided upon by the assembly; and such questions to be submitted by the program committee.- Fourth The officers of this body shall consist of a chairman, vice chairman, secretary and such other officers as shall be deemed necessary. The officers elected for the organization are: G. C. Good of Grand Prairie, chairman; I. N. Williams of Mount Pleasant, vice chairman, and D. F. Mc The sec- Collum of London, secretary. retary was also made the official re- porter of the club to see that it is duly represented in the columns of the Texan to help arouse interest in it among the students. A resolution was adopted to meet every Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock and the following were appointed on the program committee: Harry Barn-hart of Austin. J. H. Pattison of Pat-tison, "W. G. Giliis of Cameron, O. R. Brame of Sherman, and A. O. Strothers of Fort Worth. The program will be posted about a month in advance, bo as to give the members selected due time to prepare their speeches, and they were also requested to hand in their selection for each meeting to the Texan board. APPROPRIATION FOR WISCONSIN U8IVERSITY INCOME IS FROM TAX OF TWO-SEVENTHS OF ONE MILL ON EACH $100 AND THIS AMOUNT MAY BE INCREASED. The regents of the University of ! Alabama and Arkansas. Several games Wisconsin, which last year received j toSSi ?SS from appropriations, fees and all other field. sources the sum of $1,165,569.47, are I . asking the state legislature fur larger j GRADUATES OF UNIVERSITY OF appropriations this year. Their chief! TEXAS RISE TO DISTINCTION, source of income has been a t:tc of j . two-sevenths of 1 mill on each 100 Among the graduates of the Unl-valuation of property. From this tax , versity of Texas who have risen to the university received last year about some distinction Is Professor R. L. J650.000. The regents ask that it he ! Moore of Northwestern university, increased to three-eighths ot 1 mill. ; Evnnston. I'.l. Continuing a line of They also ask a special appropriation I work which he began while a student of $.100. 000 annually Tor seven years for : at. Austin he has recently published permanent educational improvements, i two papers in the Transactions of tha chiefly new buildings. Then they wish i American Mathematical society on the an appropriation of J. I.Oo" jiBjl' jMm Jrv -larV of fomc'tv. t!-' for six years for studem. but a,M(;a. iu ; pro he establishes some remarkable addition they recommend that the ap-; geometrical results. Among these i propriation of $20,000 for university ex- the extraordinary conclusion that man-teneion courses be largely increased. j kind could not by measurement de- . " . " ' tcrmlne that the angle sum of a tri- DEBATERS OF UNIVERSITY angle Is exactly two right angles even NOW WEAR THEIR "T'S." ' if Instruments capable of measuring The debater of the University of: lengths exactly could be constructed. Texas received their "T's" yesterday. ; Professor Moore was a Dallas boy and It is a beautiful design, the stem of the ' did such excellent work at tho Unlver-"T" being crossed by a gavel and the ! sity of Texas that he was awarded a debaters are proud of .having the , fellowship at the University of Chicago Honor VI wearing uiem. ana OI the QiS- Unction which they give. tmt LICORICE tablets; Wfflffcf tS 105 PACKAGES.) 'i . y run iuu'jm j nuiu j. , 'v uinr uiitu eiior crumicu i irnDtrr nriftuL fiun rwi.i. .ir."'"" .iv.n,v. CLYCERETAELETS, (10! POCKET TINS. FOR RELIEF OF HOSRSEKtSS HHROATAffECTIONS. , irNnTiCOin RY YOUR DRUGGIST. Jf 0 mua FfKCuposnKWTOFrmcE. ( je&rtr 63 BaoAQWAY, mittee, however, it is understood favors the measure, consequently as. I soon as it comes out of the committee, 1 it will be taken up and passed in the house. As soon as this Is done and the measure receives the approval of tno , governor, it will become a? law and j then all drainage district bonds will be appro-ed. Judge Sliider said yes terday that from indications there are at least forty drainage districts in various parts of the stalj that will submit bonds for the approval of the department. In Harris county alone, he said, there would be four drainage districts, and two in Jefferson county. This will flood ' the department with drainage district bonds, but they wil' be approved as fast as possible. Amendments- Filed. Caldwell-Murchison-Lee company of Austin filed an amendment to its charter changing its corporate name the Murchison-Lee company. Bl Paso Lumber company filed at amendment to its charter increasing it capital stock from $40,000 to $75,600. ILLINOIS DEADLOCK VERY LITTLE CHANGED. Springfield. I1U Feb. 2. Three more ballots in joint session on the general assembly Joday demonstrated that the senatorial situation is tied up as tightly now as it has been at any time since the deadlock began over the selection of a senator to succeed Senator A. J Hopkins. MASON BUSINESS LEAGUE COMPLETES ORGANIZATION. Mason, Texas, Feb. 2. At a meeting of the Business Men's club Harry Bierschwale was elected president and S C. Rowe secretary. Resolutions condemning the proposed 2-cent fare legislation were unanimously adopted. TEXANS AND SOUTHERNERS OH UNIVERSITY FACULTY TWENTY-FOUR OF THE THIRTY-EIGHT VOTING MEMBERS ARE NATIVES OF THE SOUTH AND FOUR OR FIVE OF TEXAS. Although the regents of the University of Texaa have, In selecting1 men to fill positions in the University, paid no attention to the place of birth of the persons selected, it is interesting to note the native status of the present faculty at Austin. Only four or fiva of the voting faculty axe notlves ot Texas, though five or six others cam to Texas at such an early date as to make them anost native Texans. Two claim Louisiana for a birthplace and one is known to admit that he first saw the light in Arkansas. Of the voting faculty, twenty-four are natives of the south and fourteen were bora elsewhere. Among those of lower rank, seventeen of the instructors are southerners and six are from other than southern states. Of the seventeen, several are native Texans. The tutorships' and fellowships are, of course, filled almost exclusively by Texans. HANDBALL TOURNAMENT IS BECOMING INTERESTING. Grambling and Adamson Win at Doubles and Adamson' and Harri i Carry Off Honors at Singles. In the handball tournament yester Air VWes. Gramblin? aid Adamson defeated Tenant .. Hm L Si?sle9 damson defeated ; i! in. Hafls defeated Taylor. This i rLth? ttyrd day of the tournament and ! tVLnn!betW?,e" the """hies and sin i ?h "a puuea orr tomorrow. Then or The fircr r.j ' " a "' -"ampionshlp game. Tha 18 vel:y exulting and ail par- ir,- ThZi u" wen and mak ing their opponents work for victory. Ihe game yesterday afternoon between Harris and Taylor waa one of X? ansr f the tournament, WnthL6"" Taylor by on Point o a ?nd Taylor wi meet Davis a Kartl,n !n th8 doubles tomorrow and the singles wiU also play several games. M CAND1DATS FOR BASEBALL TEAM OUT FOR -PRACTICE The cold weather yesterday hindered the baseball practice, which began, Tuesday. A large squad reported for" practice the first day, but yesterday T Went out' When the cold weather discontinues the boys will get down to hard work as they realize they need as much practice as possible. Captain Wathen will coach them and Is confident of picking a good team from the material. As to the schedule this year there Is still doubt about some of the games to bo played with colleges outside o the state. Texas will not leave tha Lone Star State this year, and tha management Is planning to bring som of the teams from other states here, among which are Kansas. Oklahoma. ) r 1 Continued on Page 7.)

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