Mercedes Tribune (Mercedes, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 8, 1917 Page: 5 of 8
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Make your wants known
in this column, lea word
Must be sold at once, separate or to-
gether, look at the following, known
as the James C. Lee property, and
make us your best proposition: Lot
12 block 19, 5 room bungalow, Merce-
des, Texas; Also lot 12, block 102, 40
acres irrigated, 4 room house on main
road, 3 1-2 miles northwest of Merce-
des. The HIGH DOLLAR buys this
in the next thirty days. Gilmour, Au-
rora, Mo. 53 4t.
The Lee, 6 room house opposite the
Baptist church. At a price make me
a cash offer. Geo. S. Freeman, Agt.
52 4t tf
Catholic Church Notice.
Church of Our Lady of Mercy,
Every Sunday—Masses at 7 and 10
a. m. Rosary and Benediction at 8
p. m. —Oblate Fathers.
German Lutheran Ebenezer Church.
Remember all Germans that we
hold services every Sunday at 10
o’clock a. m. Everybody welcome.
—J. HERZIG. Pastor.
Automobile for sale or exchange for
span of mules or cows. Write box 83,
Mercedes, Tex. 3-2t
For Sale—Ten Good dairy cows.
offSie fresh. Others fresh soon. Priecs
from $50 up. W, C Deke - 54 2t
For sale 3 second hand Harley Da-
vidson motorcycles, American Rio
Grande Land & Irrigation Co. 43 tf.
40 acres for sale or trade as good
as to be found in country. Adapted to
general farming. Citrus fruit and
trucking. Priced right owner. Box 532
Mercedes, Texas. 54 4t.
Wanted, to rent pasture, will fence
or pay by month. P. O. Box 412, Mer-
Graded seed corn for sale by Pharr
Unit State Bonded Warehouse Com-
pany, at Pharr. Price $2.50 per bush-
el. Phone or write Roscoe Frazier,
Warehouseman. 49 tf.
Presbyterian Church Notice.
There will be preaching at the
Presbyterian church next Sunday,
morning and evening at the usual
Sunday school, 9:45 a- m,
Christian Endeavor* 6:30 p. m.
Mid-week prayer meeting, Wednes-
day, 7:30 p. m.
A cordial invitation is extended to
all to attend these services.
Evangelistic Lutheran Church Calen-
“I was glad when they said unto
me, Let us go into the house of the
Lord.” Ps. 122, 1.
Services, German, every Sunday
morning at 10 o’clock. Services Eng-
lish, second Sunday of every month at
7:30 p. m.
Parochial daily school. Religious
and German taught in addition to the
usual subjects. No tuition fee.
Bible class adult English second
Wednesday and last Sunday of every
month at 8 p. m-
Ladies’ Aid first Thursday of every
Paul G. Birkman, Pastor.
“Father, what do they mean by
“Gentlemen farmers, my son, are
farmers who seldom raise anything
except their hats.”—Tit-Bits.
MERCEDES BOV MAKES GOOD.
Walter Smith Accepts Impotrant Po-
sition With Guggenheim Copper
Mining Company in Chili.
The following article from a Piqua,
Ohio paper is pleasing news to the
many friends of Walter Smith, a for-
mer Mercedes boy who left here for
Panama a little more than a year
“Word has been received from Wal-
ter Smith, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
R. J. Smith of this city, who has
been making a name for himself in
Panama, that he has accepted a posi-
tion with the Guggenheim Copper
Mining Company in Chili, and is al-
ready on the way to his new quarters
at Chuquicamata, eighty miles inland
from Antosogosta, Chili, which is a
trip of 22 days from, the United States.
The Guggenheim company has very
rich mining interests all over the
world. The offer was made in an ex-
ceedingly complimentary manner, the
Colon, Panama, agent of the company
receiving a cablegram; to send Mr.
Smith at once, and before he could
start, another cablegram was receiv-
ed urging that there be no delay in
his starting. So Mr. Smith left on
February 13. Today and tomorrow
he will be in Lima, Peru, where a
carnival is just now being held. Mr.
Smith has a three years’ contract with
a splendid salary, and great prospects.
He is only twenty years old. Fortun-
ately friends are stationed in Chuqui-
camata, and Mr. Smith will be with
them. The position was won because
of Mr. Smith’s hard work in Panama.”
PULLMAN FARES DOUBLED.
Mexico City. — Orders have been
issued on all railroads under control
of the constitutionalist government
doubling the Pullman fares on all
To health officers, city and county
authorities, women’s clubs and all
parties interested in public health and
“Public health is public wealth. No
nation did or ever will prosper until
it pays first heed to the health of its
citizenship. Health is the hand-maid
“Governor James E. Ferguson.”
March 10 has been selected as the
annual “clean-up-day” for Texas. The
various city authorities and county
health authorities can not easily over
estimate the value of making a united,
determined effort to clean up the rub-
bish and filth that invariably accum-
ulates during the winter months and
which continues to exist during the
spring and summer. This dangerous
condition constitutes a constant men-
ace to the public health. To improve
sanitary conditions means more than
the mere beautifying of premises.
“Clean up day” is intended to arouse
in all people of Texas a desire to ward
off diseases peculiar to the warmer
months, as well as to guard against
those which, like tuberculosis, are
perennial in their destructiveness.
I, therefore, call upon you now to
do all in your power officially and
privately to rid our state of filth and
its products. The weeds and old tin
cans and garbage of every kind, should
be given attention, not overlooking
that wonderful breeding place for the
fly—the manure pile.
All sanitarians agree upon the im-
portance of sanitation as a preventa-
tive of disease. The cleansing of just
one day will not serve for the entire
year, but it will point the way to the
time when Texas will constantly ob-
serve all rules of sanitation. The date
is placed in the early spring in order
that the diseases of warmer months
may be guarded against.
The “clean up day” for 1916 proved
NOW IN OUR
AND READY TO SERVE YOU
WITH FRESH STOCK OF
Our Ladies’ Rest Room is open for inspection b
the Ladies. We solicit and appreciate
our Ladies trade.
Prescriptions Filled by
Registered Druggists only
a great success. Many of the cities
and towns of the state observe not
only the day named, but entering in
the real spirit of the movement devot-
ed two weeks to the laudable work
of removing and destroying the ac-
cumulation of the winter months pre-
paratory to the coming of warmer
weather. The suggestion is_ again-
made, “Why not make 1917 a ‘clean
up year’ for Texas ” Let each man
cleanse his premises, each woman her
house, and each officer his territory.
To secure concentrated action each
parliamentary body is requested to
pass resolutions to urge all Texas to
observe Saturday, March 10, as clean
(Signed) W. B.. COLLINS,
State Health Officer.
seems nice and quiet.
Hostess — Oh, very quiet! She
doesn’t even disturb the dust when
she’s cleaning the room.—Tit-Bits.
MR. AUTO OWNER.—You are in Need of a
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Hoyt, L. T. Mercedes Tribune (Mercedes, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 8, 1917, newspaper, March 8, 1917; Mercedes, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1062849/m1/5/: accessed August 4, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Library.