San Antonio Light

Wednesday, October 29, 1913

The following are excerpts from the San Antonio Light Newspaper. This newspaper was found in the attic of a home in Marshall, TX. It undoubtedly was saved for the article about the Texas Division United Daughters of the Confederacy Convention article. Their convention was being held in San Antonio during the time this article was printed. Along with this newspaper article was found 3 Texas Division United Daughters of the Confederacy books dated 1902, 1913 and 1914.

I have only picked out the articles that had names of people mentioned. Some articles are in reference to news in other towns in Texas or States. My brother and I spent hours just sitting and reading the advertisements and want adds. We were certainly amazed at some of the news that was printed, especially that of people currently staying in town at Hotels. The glamorous wedding of Henry Smythe Groesbec and Miss Yadie Adelo Clamp and the boy who exceeded the speed limit by driving 30 mph are my personal favorites.

I certainly had a good time reading this old paper and it is my hope in transcribing some of the news articles that you have found something to add to your family history and genealogical research.

Please do not ask me for scans of any articles found in this newspaper.

The paper is old and brittle and would most likely receive more damage.

Renee Smelley

The San Antonio Light
Wednesday, October 29, 1913


Enine and Ten Cars Derailed by Herd of Cattle Childress, Tex., Oct. 29 -- Roling with his enine down a 30-foot embankment at Giles, near here, at night, Engineer E. S. Hawley of (sic page fold and tear) was killed. His (sic, page fold and tear) enjured Hawley was running a fast freight on the Fort Worth and Denver railway, being one of the oldest freightengineers of that line. Giles is a cattle pen stop. A herd of cattle rushing across the track at that point derailed the engine and ten cars all rolling down the steep embankment. Brakeman W. J. Rayan was slightly enjured and two unknown tramps were hurt. Ryan and McCormick reside in Amarillo.


Fort Worth, Tex., Oct 29 -- Fort Worth has two women policement. The first Miss Zoe Strollett, was named several days ago and the second, Miss Floence Dibrell will be placed in charge of "mashers" with the protection of young girls as her chief work.


Austin, Tex., Oct. 29 -- Jeff D. Cox, chief game Warden, has gone to San Antonio and other points in Southwest Texas to look into the opening of the games season on November 1st. Despite the fact that the changes in the present game laws have been published on several occassions, the game Warden finds that many people do not understand the requirements and limitations of the law. He will spend several days in that portion of the state.


Houston, Tex., Oct 29 -- Judge Waller T. Burns, of the Federal Court of the Southern District of Texas, has been notified that he has been chosen to sit as a member of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans, in place of Judge A. P. McCormick, who is said to be ill.


The San Antonio Express, which never seems able to get on the right side of anything - even of a dam on the Olomos - is still calling itself "the tax payer," and seeking to do what little it can to embarrass the forthcomming county bond issue and the work of county Judge Davis. Here are a few facts in connection with the attack made by the express on the county bond issue:

Frank Huntress is on of the publishers of the Express.
He is a brother of George Huntress.
He is also a brother of John Huntress.
George Huntress was a candidate for County Judge against James R. Davis. He ran a good race, but somehow or other, he was headed the rong way on the track, and Judge Davis finished alone.

John Huntress was county auditor and a candidate for re-election. A few days prior to the election of the county auditor the Express published an editorial asserting that the postion of county auditor should be "taken out of politics." This meant, of course, that John Huntress should be allowed to remain in office.

Judge Davis was informed by intimation that if he would cast his vote for "keeping the position out of politics," the Express would support him in the primaries next year.

Judge Davis paid no attention to the intimation and cast his vote for Fan H. Howard, who was elected.

Therefore, the Express, to be revenged on Judge Davis, is seeking to interfeer with the adoption of the bond issue, and says it is working for the people.

These are the facts.

The people of Bexar County who are familiar with the recent history of the Express are entirely capable of constructing these facts at their full face value, and of appreciating the exquisite humor of the situation when the Express claims to be actuated by a love of the people and a desire to protect their interests.


Austin, Tex., Oct 29 -- A number of burglaries have been reported in Austin during the past few days. Thieves have escaped with about $1,00 of loot. Among the homes entered were the following: R. D. Parker, engineer of the railroad commission; D. H. Hart, clerk of the Federal court; Joe C. Kerbey, and the home of H. A. Wroe, vice president of the American National Bank.


Lawrence, Kan., Oct 29 -- Col. John K. Rankin, for many years head of the Crowfoot Indian agency in Montana, Veteran of the Civil War and official in the first state legislature, died here today at the age of 75 years.


No. 4235 - Lozier: Walter Nolte, St. Anthony Hotel No. 4236 - Ford: San Antonio Machine and Supply Company, Walnut and Center streets.


Curt Charles Calmbach and Helen De Lallier
Fred Mergele and Marguerite Hirt
Judson D. Swofford and Sue T. Evans
Earl M. Mosely and Saide J. Hambleton
D. E. Goodwin and Emma Atkins


To Mr. and Mrs. August M. Herberish, Oct 17, 1415 Monterey street, a boy.
To Mr. and Mrs. J. De Bona, Oct 24, 608 North Leona street, a girl.
To Mr. and Mrs. Ernst J. Benardes, October 25, 818 Avenue B., a boy.
To Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wantzloeben, October 23, 402 Lover's Lane, a boy


Mrs. A. W. Houston is hostess at luncheon at the Travis Club in honor of some of the delegats to the U.D.C (United Daughters of the Confederacy)Convention.

Mrs. John Sehorn is hostess at the luncheon at La Palma Cafe in honor of Miss Mary James and Miss Carey Wadell of Virginia.

The wedding of Henry Smythe Groesbec and Miss Yadie Adelo Clamp, which was solemnized last evening at the Central Christian Church was adorned with a profusion of palms, ferns and smilax, the alter being draped with the smilax and banked with palms and ferns. The muical program was an exceedingly beautiful feature of the service. Saint- Saems Wedding song was played by Oscar J. Fox at the organ and Walter Romberg on the violin, before the bridal entrace. Fort he bridal entrance they played the Lohengrin Wedding march and during the ceremony "Call Me Thine Own" as played pianissimo.

The bridesmaids walked in single file through on aisle and the groomsmen, Thomas Jarrell, Drital Wright, Perryman Moore, Rexford Crosby and Charles Clamp through the opposite one. At the alter they formed a simi-circle. The bridesmaids, Misses Mayme Storeiy, Annie Ray Townsend, Ethel Groggan, Arden Kelly of Fort Worth and Margueritte Terry, were gowned alike in pink borcaded satin. Their costumes were made en train and the bodices were draped with lace. They wore white aigrettes in their hair and carried arm boquets of pink roses and ferns.

The tiny blower girls, Lola Frances McNeil and Jessie Groesbeck, wore filmy white frocks over pink, pink sashes, hair bows, pumps and hose. They carried long handled baskets of roses and ferns, the handles being entwined with hern leaves. The ringbearer Alexander Herbermont Fraser, wore white and carried a white satin pillow. Mrs. Alexander Fraser, the matron-of-honor, wore white brocaded satin with tunic of real lace, the underdrape being embroidered with pink jeweled (sic). She carried pink roses and ferns.

The bride entered with her father, Judge C. C. Clamp, and they were met at the rostrum by the bridegroom and his best man, William Thompson of Dallas. The marriage service was read by the Rev. Hugh B. McClellan, of the Central Christian Church.

The brides gown was fashioned of heavy satin with a short wired tunic of real lace, the pattern of the lace being outlined with pearls. The lower part of the skirt was embroidered in the front and at the sides with large floral sprays incrusted with pearls. The train was of real lace, the pattern being worked out with pearls and the entire bodice was draped with the lace and encrused with pearls. A medici collar of lace and pearls completed one of the hansomest bridal costums that has been see for several seasons. A cap of real lace and pearls held the pearl edged tulle veil in place. She carried a shower bouquet of lillies-of-the-valley.

The church ceremony was followed by a large reception at the home of the brides parents. The large reception hall was draped with smilax and the mantel was banked with white chrysanthemums and ferns. The drawing room with its pink walls furniture coverings and draperies was a beautiful setting for the large vases of bride roses and jars of ferns which banked the mantle and cabinets. White chrysanthemums and ferns were used to adorn the dinning room. The table, laid with handsome lace, held silver candlesticks with white shades, bowls of white chrysanthemums and the silver coffee service. A two-course buffet super was served. The punch bowl was placed in the library and was fastooned with bunches of grapes. American beauty roses in tall crystal vases were on the mantel and book cases. The hostesses of the punch bowl were Misses Margaret Kokernot, Marjorie McGown, Catherine McGown, Ruth Lipscomb, Annie Lee Kerr, Milby Giles, Beatrice Giles, Annie Bess Moore, Zilime Vance and Josephine Carr.

Assisting Judge and Mrs. C. C. Clamp and the bride and bridegroom in recieving were Mesdames Nannie Harper, John Furnish, David K. Furnish, Kate Groesbeck, Frank Paschal, H. P. Drought, Arthur B. Storey, Florence T. Shaw, Lane Yaylor and Henry T. Phelps. Mr. and Mrs. Groesbeck left on a late train for New Orleans and will later go East. On their return they will be at home at the home of Judge and Mrs. Clamp until the completion of their home.

The twentieth Century Study Club met yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Hudson on Alamo Heights. The club was pleased to have Mrs. A. J. Arthur as a guest. Mrs. Arthur talked on "The Influence of the Press - Good and Bad." A social meeting followed with Mrs. J. E. Gill and Mrs. B. G. Kischell as hostess.

Mrs. John Sehorn complemented Miss Mary James and Miss Carey Waddell of Virginia with a luncheon at 1 o'clock today at the La Paima Cafe. The two tables were adorned with pink roses and the plate cards were hand-painted with various kinds of flowers. Mrs. Sehorn was assisted by Mrs. T. T. Vanderhoeven. Covers were laid for Misses Mary James, Carey Waddell, Lucile James, Fillis James, Milby Giles, Beatrice Giles, Margaret Shook, Mary Maverick, Josephine Carr, Zilime Vance, catherine McGown, Sarah Terrell, Octavia Bullis, Fanita McMillian, Harriet Grigg, Blanche Caldwell, Adele Prescott, Lottie James Sehorn, Mrs. VanderHoeven and the hostess.

Mrs. R. F. Peters, will be hostess to the Thursday afternoon 500 club tomorrow afternoon at her home, 137 Leopold Street. The honor guests will be Mesdames T. A. Elgin of Marfa and A. J. Allen of Texarkana.

The Parish Aid of Christ Church will meet at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the home of Mrs. Guy McFarland, 114 East Craig place.

The San Antonio Self-Culture Club will meet at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon with Mrs. George Knauff, 309 Warrent street.

Mrs. H. C. Carter, who recently has returned from an extended stay in the East, was honored by the Travis Park Philathea class yesterday afternoon with a reception at home of Miss Corinne Ratcliffe. Cut flowers adorned the rooms and a course luncheon was served to about 100 callers. Mrs. Ratcliffe and Miss Ratcliffe were assisted in recieving by Mrs. Bogert A. Rowland, Mrs. J. S. Lankford, Misses Elizabeth Wright, Vivian Word, Lillian Rogers and Ivy Peck.

Assisting in the dining room were Mesdames D. R. Fant, C. F. Kelter Hutchinson, Misses Blanch Williams, Grace Beatty and Miss Williams. An enjoyable musical program was given by Mrs. J. D. Martin of Alpine, Mrs. Harry Leap, Miss Rose Brack and Miss Worley.

Miss Irene Zizik was hostess to the San Antonio Pen Women yesterday afternoon. Miss Zizik gave a synopsis of "V. V.'s Eyes, which was much enjoyed and later discussed by the club. The usual amount of time was devoted to original work and Mrs. William Luke gave an impersentation of "Silas Marner." A social hour followed.


That he attained a speed of thirty miles an hour was testimony offered by Motorcycle Policeman Flores in the case of Syrus Edwards, A 13-year-old school boy, arrained in the Police Court today charged with having exceeded the speed limit. The arrest was made yesterday afternoon on Zarzamora street. The court warned the father of the lad that under the law the boy was not permitted to operate an automobile, the traffic ordenance providing no chauffeur license be issued to anyone under 16 years of age. A fine of $5 was imposed by the court, but was suspended.


Rogers -- Sam F. Rogers, 33 years old, died last night at a local sanitarium. He was a native of Tennessee and had been a resident of San Antonio for the last nine years, comming here from Chatanoog. He was a member of San antonio Lodge No. 216, Benevolent Order of Elks, which organization will have charge of the funeral. Surviving are a brothre, W. D. Rogers of Chatanooga, Tenn., and a sister, Mrs. J. B. Jacobs of Murfreesboro, Tenn. The funeral will be held at 5 o'clock this afternoon from the parlors of the Pearc-Robinson Undertaking Company, the members of the Elk Lodge to officiate at the services. Burial will be made in the Elks burial grounds in City Cemetery No. 6.

Hurley, The funeral of Robert E. Hurley, who died last Saturday at his home, 1021 Main Avenue, will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning from the residence, burrial to be made in Mission Burial Park. An automobile funeral will be held. The arrangements have been held pending the arrival of his sons from Chicago.

Janeck - Fritz Jancek, 62 years old, died at 5 o'clock this morning at a local sanitorium. He is a native of Germany and had been a resident of San Antonio for the last six years, coming here from Oklahoma. The body is being held by the Riebe. Undertaking Company pending instructions from relatives in Oklahoma.

McMahon - The furneral of Enoss McMahon, 30 years old, who died last Thursday at a local hospital, was held at 3 o'clock this afternoon from the parlors of the Riebe Undertaking Company on North street, Rev. Mr. Barber of St. Mark's Episcopal Church officiating at the services. Burial was made in City Cemetery No. 3.

Pyne - Mrs. Annie Pyne, 36, years old, died at 3:55 o'clock this morning at the family residence, 302 West Mulberry street. She was a native of Chicago, Ill., and had been a resident of San Antonio for the last fifteen eyars. Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Elizabeth Pyne; a son, David Pyne, all of San Antonio, and a sister Mrs. Mary O'Sullivan of Chicago. The body has been prepared by the Zizik Undertaking Company and will be sent to Chicago tomorrow morning for burial.


John G. McKay, 48 years, died October (sic), 111 South Polaris street.
Ramon Guerra, 50 years, died October 27, 310 Victoria street.
Mrs. Ellen Albertson, 69 years, died October 27, 213 Kellar street.


J. N. Dixon of Jourdanton is stopping at the Savoy.
E. W. Wright, claim agent of the M., K. & T., with headquarters in Dallas, is visiting in the city today.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Anderson of Karnes city are staying at the Bexar.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Hutchings of Bishop are among the arrivals at the St. Anthony.
Will A Potts of Austin is at the Bowie.
J. L. Landrum of Brownsville is among the guests at the Crockett.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Broadhead of Whitewright are staying at the Menger
L. A. Bachellor of Houston is stopping at the Savoy.
T. E. Belts of San Beito is registered at the Gunter
A. J. Hinman of New Braufels is at the Bexar
O. R. Graham of Battle Creek is among the arrivals at the St. Anthony.
Mrs. Jessie Williams of Houston is staying at the Bowie.
J. H. Smith of Dallas is among the guests at the Crockett.
H. O. Palmer of Durango is a guest at the Mengers.
Ross K. Reed of Sinton is stopping at the Savoy.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Harving of Angleton are among the guests at the Gunter
J. D. Sider of Blanker is registered at the Bexar.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Reynolds of Alice are among the arrivals at the St. Anthony.
W. H. Oden of New Orleans is staying at the Crockett.
H. V. Meyer of Rockdale is at the Menger.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Morris of Morris Ranch are among the guests at the Savoy.
Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Drusbell of Edna are registered at the Gunter.
Dr. W. R. Catts of Grosvenor is staying at the Bexar.
W. H. Badger of Austin is among the arrivals at the St. Anthony.
Mrs. W. Willett of Bertram is among the guests at the Crockett.
George Look of El Paso is staying at the Menger.
L. H. Harper of Knippa is among the arrivals at the Savoy.
James H. Brown of Asherton is stopping at the Gunter.
Edward Smith of Mason is among the guests at the Bexar.
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Miller of Waelder are among the arrivals at the St. Anthony.
Mrs. Mansfield of Bandera is registered at the Crockett.
H. W. Davis, industrial commissioner of the Houston and Brazos
Valley railroad, with headquarters in Freeport, Tex., is in the city.
I. Harris of Houston is staying at the Menger.
Carl Waller of Fentress is among the arrivals at the Savoy.
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Boswell of Bishop are at the Gunter.
E. Y. Old of Uvalde is a guest at the Bexar.
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Westbrook of Hearne are among the arrivals at the St. Anthony Hotel.
T. M. Woolley, a Ranchman of Sabinal, is among the guests at the Crockett.
T. M. Thurston of Kansas City is stopping at the Menger Hotel.


With heavy chain shackels dangling from the ankle of his right foot, Thomas Goldberg, a negro, who four days ago escaped the Bexar county convict camp, was captured by Policeman Harris on the edge of the eastern city limits at 10 o'clock this morning. The negro was convicted in the county court two weeks ago and fined $100 and three months in jail on a charge of practicing medicine without a license.


Professor L. E. Wolff, superindendent of Public schools in Memphis, Tenn., arrived in San Antonio today and will spend some time here looking after property intersts, Professor Wolff formerly was superintendent of schools in San Antonio and later conducted a vocational school in this city.

S. C. ELDRIDGE has moved his law offices to suite 412-416 San Antonio Loan and Trust Company building. Telephones Crockett 17, New 363


The case of John Parker, city market master charged with assault and battery upon Pasqual Colosi, a vegetable vendor, was dismissed by Judge Lowther when aired in the corporation court today. The alleged assult is claimed by the vendor to have occured at the city market on October 18, last.

ERNEST P. BEHIES, architect, moved offices into the Hicks building.


Frank Anderson, a chauffer, reported to the police at 10:15 o'clock last night that he had been attacked by another chauffer and hit over the head. No arrest has yet been made.

DR. S. VAN WIE, dentist, Riverside buliding. Phone Travis 2539.

Expert piano tuning and reparring, factory experience. F. E. PHILPOTT, 918 Ave. D., Travis 567.

J. F. CARL has moved his law offices to 418-420 Gunter building, Phone Travis 2587.


Humane Officer, E. M. Collins, 211 Central Office building; Old phone 2409 (day), 587 (night and Sunday).

MRS. ARCHER teaches dancing, Cr: 6816

DR. O. E. HICKS, dentist, room 204 Gunter building. Old phone 1170.


A real estate transaction involving a consideration of $8000 was closed today by which W. A. Wurzbach purchased from T. L. Conroy a lot 40 x 90 feet on Nacogdoches street between Crockett and Houston streets. The rate per front foot was $200, which is inline with the unit of valuation recently fixed on Nacogdoches street property. The purchase was made as an investment.

VIRGIN SOIL PLOWING on sherrif D. Adams farm adjoining Sinton should be seen this week by those interested. The famous Rarig Giant Grub Plow is being operated by an Imperial traction engine. Those who know say it is a sight worth going many miles to see.

DR. E. L. HOOPER, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., but now in partnership with Dr. C. H. Edwards of the San Antonio eye, Ears, Nose and Throat Hospital, is in New York taking a post-graduate course at the New York Eye and Ea infirmary and the New York Post-Graduate Hospital. Dr. Hooper will return and resume his work here about December 15.

DR. C. E. TINKHAM, dentist, suite 422-423 Moore building.

DR. W. J. SCHLOSSER, dentist, has resumed practice, 118 E. Houston, corner St. Mary's, Crockett 1839.


Thomas Ayala and wife to Louis Vidal et al., October 27, 1913, lot 11, block, 1 new city clock 2441, Callaghan Anenue; $1015

S. E. and S. Smally to Oscar Krohn, September 30, 1913, lot 19, new city block 3222, Hilcrest addition; $1500

W. D. Syers and wife to J. D. Jones, September 20, 1913, block 3, new city block 1403; $150

H. N. and F. J. Wood to W. A. Baity, October 24, 1913, lots 17 to 19, new city block 3851, Alamosa addition; $1735

B. W. and B. D. Ferguson to J. H. Wembush and wife, October 13, 1913, lot 3, new city block 1350; $135

Beacon Hill Company to H. Surtees, August 26, 1913, lots 38 and 39, new city block 1778, Beacon Hill; $350

W. A. Kelley to R. B. Craig, October 10, 1913, lots 12 to 16, block 7, Lady of Lake addition; $3000

W. C. Holland to R. B. Craig, October 27, 1913, lots 11 and 12, new city block, 3973; $10. etc.

George Dye to A. B. Pursch, October 21, 1913, lot 11, new city block 2289; $1500

Southwestern Land Company to F. Scholwinski, October 7, 1913, lots 24-27, block 3, Berlin Heights; $625

Estate of E. A. and T. W. Nease, deceased, to E. S. Parker and wife, September 23, 1913, lot 10, new city block 1302; $400

R. B. Craig to W. C. Holland, October 27, 1913, lot 12, new city block 326; $1260

George Koerner, to W. H. Howard, October 22, 1913, quit claim to lot 23 and part of lot 24, new city block 1791, lots 21 to 24, new city block 2048; $1 etc.

W. H. Howard to P. C. Howard, October 22, 1913, lots 21 to 24, block 5, new city block 4048, San Pedro Heights; $1201

P. C. and J. Howward to J. M. Darling, October 22, 1913, lots 21 to 24, block 5, new city block 2048, San Pedro Heights; $1600

T. M. Milam to A. H. Bishop, October 23, 1913, lots 14 to 17, block 69, Alamo Heights; $1350

P. G. and S. stahlfeld to Los Angeles Heights Improvement Company, September 24, 1913, lot 9, block 108, Los Angelse Heights; $2400 W. F. and L. A. Brown to W. L. Hightower, July 1, 1913, lot 17, block 13, new city block 2089; $3200

W. F. and L. A. Brown to W. L. Hightower, July 5, 1913, lots 5 to 7, block 13, new city block 2098; $1000

Anna Groos et al. to Albert Kronkosky, October 20, 1913, a lot fronting 29 1/2 feet on south side of Market street, new city block 107, as per field notes; $8500

San Antonio Machine and Supply Company, to George C. Saur, October 27, 1913, lots 3 and 4, new city block 583; $2000

A. W. and W. S. Hussey to Los Angeles heights Improvement Company, October 18, 1913, lot 16, block 19, Los Angeles heights; $2260

C. and K. Hobrect to R. S. Crow, October 27, 1913, two tracts of land out of the Joaquin Leal grant, as described in volume 167, page 565, and volume 167, page 42; also 96 acres out of the Dolores Guerra tract; also 95 acres out of the original Joaquin Leal grant; $3740

Hillyer-Deutsch-Jarratt Company to D. J. Allen, October 21, 1913, quit claim to lots 23 and 24, block 5, Belmont Place; $100

J. B. Callahan and H. G. De Jagers to Miss Emily Allen, September 6, 1913, lots 25 and 26, Douglas Heights; $300

C. A. Goeth to Albert Kronkoski, October 25, 1913, 1-11 undevided interst ina lot fronting 29 1/2 feet on south side Market street, in new city block 107; $100

J. H. Kirkpatrick to Leonora Solaica, lots 48 and 49, block A, city block 3242, Jones Avenue; $100

Southwester land Corporation to John Westerhoff, tract 15, block 3; $450

S. E. Gantt to Sallie McGehee, lot 20, block 25, Los Angeles Heights; $215

Los Angeles Heights Improvement Company to H. S. Yager, lots 17 and 18, block 69; $400

Mrs. Birdie Glass and husband to Herbert Kraft, lots 5 and 6, new city block 2294; $5800


James Dobie, reinforced concrete and brick, Travis street, $13,000
G. B. Moore estate, repair roof, East Houston street, $500
W. A. Coke, repair building, Lexinton avenue, $500


"This is getting to be a political camp," and "if you want to electioneer wait until after the session: were complaints made by the floor this morning at the second days session of the Texas Division of the United Daughters of the confederacy. The interest of the convention lies in the election of president to be held Friday rather than the routine business, hence the undercurrent that at times threatens to swamp the business of the convention.

The prsidential election Friday from present indications, promisses to be a bitterly contested one owing to the fact it carries with it not only the honor of the presidency, but the possible power of carrying the state vote to the general convention to be held net month in New Orleans. As a result the convention is divided into strongly marked factions.


One faction is headed by Mrs. W. S. Sholars of Orange, president of the Pelham chapter. The candidate of the older and more conservative members of the state organization, and the other faction is headed by Mrs. Charles Leland Hamil of Longview, recording secretary of the state organization. It is also whispered that in the event of difficulty in the convention over the election, the name of Mrs. Mabel Massey Bates, first vice presedent of the state orgaization and president of the Bernard E. Bee Chaper, may be put before the convention, though Mrs. Bates denies this.

Eact presidential candidate has her ticket and also stands for certain representation in the general convention to be held next month in New Orleans, the Hamil faction hoping to carry the Texas vote for Mrs. S. W. Schuyler of New York, on candidate for the office of president general, and the Sholars faction wishing to throw the Texas vote for Mrs. Daisey McLauren Stephens of Mississippi, another candidate for the office of president general.


The morning session today was given over to hearing of reports of various committees and taking up subscriptions for various funds. The report of the treasurer yesterday showed that the Texas division has a debt of $524.500. One hundred and sixty dollars was raised towards this debt yesterday afternoon, and approximately $52 was raised this morning. A strong effort is being made by the present administration to wipe out the debt before the next administration goes on.

Forty-seven dollars was raised toward payment of the piano at the Confederate home at Austin. The fact that $58 was still due on the piano was brought out by the report of Mrs. Milton Morris of Austin on the Confederate homes. Forty-three dollars was collected for an emergency fund, of which committee, Mrs. Mabel M. Bates is Chairman. The Texas Division hopes to be the first to have such a fund.


This afternoon session was given over to a memorial service for the members of the division who died during the last year. At the close of the service the business of the convention was continued. An elaborate program has been prepared for the eleventh annual literary meeting to be held at the St. Anthony Hotel tonight. It is as follows:

Invocation, Father Quinn of San Antonio; music, "my old Kentuky Home," grade pupils of Mrs. Griesenback; poem, So Saith she of The Old Regime," by Mrs. R. E. Pennington, read by Mrs. J. B. Williams, president Tom Green Chapter. Brenham; sketch, Barbara Freitchie, Mrs. Margaret spain, historian Albert Sidney Johnsonton chapter Austin; music, banjo solo, Mrs. Mamie Wynne Cox, Dallas; short story, The Other Side, Mrs. S. H. Watson, life Historian of Texas division, Waxahachie; peoem, The flag of The Fourth Texas, Miss Janie Baskins, poet laureate Barnard E. Bee Chapter, San Antonio; music, peano solo, Rondo Capriccoso, (Mendelssohn), Mr. Maguder Wyne Lay, Houston; sketch, Why I am a United Dughter of the Confeeracy, Mrs. A. L. Lincecum, historian Stephen A. Darden chapter, El Campo; music, The Conqured Banner, by request, Mrs. Ney Willbanks, San Antonio; sketch, Mrs. Mary E. Bryan, president Robert E. Lee chapter, Houston; sketch, The women of the South, Miss Emma Wescott, Barnard E. Bee chapter, San Antonio; presentation of Cline medal to members of Texas division furnishing largest and best collection of original manuscripts for the department of history, Mrs. Henry A. Cline, J. E. B. Suart chapter, Whaton; acceptance, Mrs. ___________; presentation of Barrett loving cup to chapter following most closely the official programs of the department of history during 1913, Decca Lamar West; acceptance, by historian of Winning chapter.



The principle features of the last night sesson, presidents evening, at the St. Anthony Hotel, were the annual address of the president, Mrs. Hal W. Greer of Laredo and the presentation of a handsome diamond studded edal to Mrs. W. P. Baugh of this city, state recorder of crosses, in appreciation of her earnest work for the Women's home in Austin.

Mrs. Mabel Bussey Bates presided at the evening session. Aside from Mrs. Greer's address and the presentaion of the medal to Mrs. Baugh, the evening was devoted to a musical and leteray program. Rev. R. Y. Barber, said the invocation; Miss Marguerite Guinn, accompanied by Miss Florentine Heilig, gave a violin solo; Mrs. A. C. Hamilton of Laredo reading; John Ausin Saunders of Wharton, mascot of the Texas division and grandson of Deck Dowling of Sabine Pass fame, a violin solo; Edward Goldstein, accompanied by Miss Edith Goldstein, a cell solo; Col. George W. Baylor, accompanied by Miss Florentine Heilig, a violin solo.

Mrs. Greer, in her address, gave an elaborate report of the work of the Texas division during the last twelve months, and showed that the committees had done their work.

Contributed by Renee Pierce Smelley.