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Advocate (Newspaper) - July 24, 1929, Victoria, Texas Eyes Filled DR, JACK KAHN Exclusive Oplomclrijl 609-10 Welder Uldg. Phone 233 Sep. H, French, Publisher. VOLUME 32 ADVOCATE -AFTERNOON EDITION FOR FURNITURE AND GAS STOVES SEE HOLLAND AMDUR Easy Terms Phone 159 _FlRSTLyiCTORlA AND VICTORIA COUNTY. SECOND, SOUTHWOf IN GENERAL Timely Topics BOOKS, THE CHILDREN OF THE FEW AMERICAN citizens will Kcl liny pleasure In. reading about Ihe reconl race clashes in Mary- land Ojiul Nebraska. These occur- rences :ire dislasloiul, but scon lo bo inevitable wheio different races occupy the .same -soil. United Slates lias ti color question to solve that makes the question of nationalities in Europe look like a game ot checkers. Tlie emigration ot many negroes from tlie Southern slates. C-onzciles papers .stalo thai an inspection of the Gonz.'iles branch has been made, and that instructions had been is- sued to have it placed in condition. Ot course, it is purely surmise, but the impression Is general at Indianola Ihcvt the Southern Pacific Company are de- liberating upon the question of ex If ndiiig tho road to Allijwlor Head.' several miles hcloiv that city. TOiiFtrwlintr the forty- miles of rixnlr required to close the gap bc- tv.eon Cuero and Counties. Should this dp dfiiilc-rt upon, il will oner- ate In the advantage of this entire j sect ion. There is no reason lo sup Mich an extension beyond I Cuero would nulori.i'ly affect tha'. place, it would put HIP South- ern I'.-if-ilio CMmpAny in position to .'still iimlimic (o control (he larger i part of tlip extensive live stock shipments from was unearthed on tlie site of that once prosperous port .Monday by Frank Moilticr of Tort Uivara, who had il conveyed lo Dial point. Indianola was badly damaged by slorm in 1SJ5 and a storm nnd fire In iSSfi completed its destruc- tion and caused its abandonment. The bell likely was found where It fell during the slorm of 1SSB and the flood waters covered it wilrt siiiul. The recent gulf hurricane partially exposed it and led lo its discovery by Mr. Montief. .Tlio bell is in a splendid state of preservation, even to the clap- per. After it had been cleaned i'. was found to have been mude in IS7I by a .Cincinnati firm and Mr. Montier has written to the firm to established its ownership. Since it was found many people have been digging ivli'out the old townsile for buried articles. FIRE ALARM CAUSED BY SMOKING MOTOR IN GROCERY STORE S When (lie motor of an electric i refrigerator in Ihc grocery store Trice ami l.euderwan on Kast l.inn Street got hot ami fill- c I tin.' store with smoke about niiilniglil hisl nighl an employe of tins firm, passing Ihe place on his return from Kloomington. thought the building ou (ire. mid sum- moned Ihe Fire Department, j Tin- firemen responded lo the alarm promptly and soon a seer- ilaiiii'il Hie cause of the trouble, uhiili V.MS ascribed (o one of three jcauri.s.'. low voltage. iimlei'ilMtl fii-Sfs or shortage of SUMMER CAMP FOR SCOUTS OPENS AT PLEASURE ISLAND The IJny Scouts of the Touring District opened their annual sum- mer camp at Pleasure Island, near this city, today, with an attcndancu thai is expected to reach fully 300 by tomorrow. x Scouts from Cuero, Weimar, j Si'luilciilinrg. 101 Cainpo. 1'nrt I..- jvaca and Victoria were present at the opening of Ihe camp, which [will last ten days. There arc eleven counties in ihe Toiiqua Dis- trict, Decree of Court of Civil Ap- peals in Refugio Case Received. FIRST OEWITT BALE GINNED ON TUESDAY 6 DAYS BEHIND 1928 WEATHER REPORT j Toiiiphl Thursday partly 'cluvidy lo cloudy. STILLS FOR RUBBING ALCOHOL ALL RIGHT Jon told the iudxi' that a laro- Mill found .'n his limm: was jnscit for sole of miiiiH- nibbing alcohol fur his ,ihfiim.itism, The Judge released 1 him on prooai ion. Tlie first bale of DeWitt County was ginned :ii Cuery Tues- day, li was raised by (-'rank Uaida. Jr., and weighed pnnnils, jor HSO pounds in the seed. Il was U-laKM'd as middling .mil was bought I by Hrolhors al IS1- lout.-.'. I DcWin County's first' last i season wr.< ginned six day.-- i-.trlier. U Is noi Itioiishl that Ihc first Vic- tuii.i Cimnty hale will In- ginncc! jtmtil ,'ihntit 1. Tlio crop iu flliis connly is sufferini; another by rcuson of showery weather. NEW StATE LAW UPHELD Under Decision No Minerals of Whatever Character Can be Mined in Street. A copy of Ihe decree of the court- of Civil Appeals in the Kefugta street well case was received here i- Tuesday from the clerk oE the court. The decision is against' thb: Uctugio Development which drilled the well, and 'the City of iiefugio, which leased 'its unused streets to the company, anil in favor of George A. Strauch and others, the owners of adjoining lards. The opinion was by Associate Justice Edward. Smith and upheld the decision of District Judge J. P. Pool oE this city. The appellants will now- carry ihc case lo the state Su- preme Court. Judge Poo) granted a, temporary restraining order upon application oi the adjoining landowners to prl- vent the completion of the street well after lests had disclosed that it would be one of the best pro- ducing oil wells in the nefu0'lo field and following a hearing, in; Victoria he made Hie order per- imvtienl. At this hearing .former Governor Jas. E. Ferguson of Aus- tin and Judge J. (jaines of San Antonio, represented the Develop- ment Company and the City oE Re-. fngio and Proctor, Vandenberge, Crain ami Mitchell of this city and Iloylc, Wheeler and Uresham of San Antonio were counsel for the landowners, The decision is the first that has been rendered by a higher court directly upholding the stale law inohihiting the drilling of wells in. stveels, or on land originally dedi- cated for use as streets whether actualfy used for that purpose 'or not. and will have a far reachiiis effect. In fart, no matter how precious or ac'cess'lble. can bo mined by a municipality-It located under a street or bene'a'tV grounds set rvside for a street. The opinion in full is a3 follows: Toivn of Uclngio, et al, Appellants, N'o. S25C, vs. George Slranch, el Appellees. Appeal from Kefnglo County. Umlei- a grant of four leagues o( land from HIL Corcrntn'ent of Cos-' liuita and Texas, the Town of Ke- fugio was cslablished upon said jlaud in Ihe year 1S3I. Snbnnent- jly (he laud was subdivided by the jtown into lots, blocks ami slreets. [Some of the lots, designated- were in Iracia of 10 I acres each, and were separated by streets Ihirly varas in wliiih; These I lols were sold by the town' govern- Invent lo various purchasers. Kami jlois 12 and 7 adjoin each other ami [abut upon a desigiuled bill nn- n.imcd sltect forming their south I boundary lino. is alu( (j, respectively, lie opposite them on Ilio south side nr salrt street. In shori. all said lots abut upon said street, which Kits 12 nnd T. on ilw north, from lots and 6. on Clio sunih. .The town soW theao one of idem in 1S70 and other three in IS70. lo individuals c litles thus acquiroil are now owned by appellee, Georse Strauch, and liis assoclaios in this In the conveyances to ihesc. pur- chasfi-s Uic properly vonvpyed was (Conlituicd on page ;