Mercedes Tribune (Mercedes, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 8, 1917 Page: 8 of 8
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Local and Personal
A. J. Lee, of Ft. Worth, is a visitor
EDITED BY THE RIO GRANDE
HARDWARE & MACHINERY CO.
Common sense combined with ini-
Live and you have something in
liness that is hard to beat.
[ave met,” said a fellow named
ly women of talent and brains,
when it rains kisses
[icf that few Misses
snough to go in when it rains.”
ething dropped Sunday night—
made sad. hearts and caused
[disappointment but this is a
ly of optimism; let us roll up
leeves and go at it again, we
Ptton looks good this year, get a
John Deere corn and cotton planter
and plant it right.
Ground thoroughly prepared in-
sures good crops; you can do that
with a John Deere disc plow. If you
are from Missouri, try it.
Did your cabbage escape? You are
iYj^I ma^te a mis lake to go out of
"town to buy furniture. We carry one
of the best selections, in the valley.
We buy in carload lots so we are in
position to give you the price.
See those beautiful extension tables.
Fumed and waxed oak, early English
and golden oak, chairs to match.
Lt. Christian was in this week and
equipped himself with a beautiful
A pretty dresser makes a bed room
look comfortable and complete. We
have some very pretty ones in golden
oak, waxed oak and American walnut.
Florentina Rendon purchased one
of those fine Buck stoves this week.
We are sold out of Buck stoves but
irioad will be in this week. We
havB^smhl two cars of stoves since last
summed Buck stoves speak for them-
[ Julio Castenado was in this week
land purchased a fine top buggy and
A set of good harness.
I Capt. Bristol purchased one of those
I fine Quick Meal gasoline ranges.
Electric irons are the things for
this country. They eliminate heat.
A man without an idea has a head
as empty as a hay loft in early June.
Come in and look over John Deere
implements, they will suggest some
Right amount of enthusiasm. If we
get sufficient amount of enthusiasm
and win in us, we can win out in the
valley in spite of hard freezes and
make a touch-down.
If you wish a good mattress and
feather pillows, come to us, we have
the real thing.
Business is good, plenty of new
goods arriving every day. Follow the
procession and you will get to the
Little minds, like weak wine, are
If you buy implements from us you
get services with them.
Sen$ in those mail orders.
Irving F. Smith of St. Louis, was a
Tuesday visitor here.
A. W. Plues of Dallas, has been in
town for several days.
J. J. Hutchman of Corpus Christi
spent Sunday in town.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Evans of St.
Louis, were visitors here Monday.
R. U. Anderson was among the
Brownsville people here Tuesday.
H. J. Birnstengle has been doing
jury duty at Edinburg this week.
Mrs. Cora H. Crayton of Dallas, was
a Mercedes visitor during the week.
W. C. Kastade of Gary, Ind., was
among those who spent Sunday here.
J. F. Doggett of Yoakum, Texas,
was transacting business here Tues-
Karl H. Word of Austin, was look-
ing after business matters here Tues-
F. F. Woodworth of St. Louis was
a guest at the Mercedes hotel over
C. A. Bray of Boston, Mass., was
among the out-of-town people here
F. M. Waterhouse and H. B. Mc-
Donald of Brownsville, were in town
W. A. Redd, Jr., of Birmingham,
Ala., was among the visitors here
P. W. Simmons, of Chicago, was
attending to business matters here
Justice of the Peace W. F. Stedman
made a business trip to Edinburg
N. P. Barton was at Edinburg Mon-
day where he had been summoned for
Mr. Jerome Swinburne of Houston
is here this week looking into lumber
Mr. and Mrs. Guy E. Cage are spend-
ing the week in New Orleans. They
expect to return to Mercedes on Tues-
L. C. Taylor, of Allentown, Penn.,
was among the out-of-town people
Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Mayfield and
Ethel Otto of Pharr, were Mercedes
Prof. J. S. Bunn of Edinburg, coun-
ty superintendent of schools, was a
visitor in Mercedes yesterday.
A Mexican was up before Justice
Stedman yesterday charged with
gambling and drew a fine of $15 and
Lieut. T. J. J. Christian, Sixteenth
Cavalry, will leave today for Fort Col-
lins, Colorado, where he is detailed
as military instructor.
In a class by themeslves “Gossard
Corsets” and “Brassieres.” We are
exclusive agents. Shipment direct
from factory just arrived. Kasey &
Evans, Specialty Shop. 3-lt
L. M. Finley, who has been engaged
in contracting work at Oklahoma City
for the past year, is home again; hav-
ing arrived here Tuesday.
For sale — Second-hand typewriter;
a real bargain. See it at the Western
Union office. 3-ltp
Mr. Wm. Trant of Troy, Kas.,
here and will remain to oversee the
clearing of his twenty-five acre tract
four miles east of town.
Galvanized iron garage for sale.—
See J. Geo. Birkman at the Palace
The ladies’ bridge whist club was
entertained at the home of Mrs. N. P.
Barton yesterday afternoon. The prize
was won by Mrs. F. E. Hadden.
COVERS THE VALLEY
Laundry leave every Tuesday and
Thursday, return Friday and Satur-
day. J. Geo. Birkman, agent.
Joe Brennan, formerly constable of
Mercedes, but who has been in San
Antonio for the past year, is in town
for a few days renewing his old ac-
Hats cleaned and blocked, extra
good work guaranteed. Palace Barber
Shop. J. Geo. Birkman, agent.
Captain S. C. Reynolds, Sixteenth
Cavalry, is due to arrive here today
from Ft. Sam Houston and will re
sume his position as supply officer of
Ladies’ and men’s Panama hats
made like new, new bands, etc.
Geo. Birkman, agent.
Mr. Moore of the Practical Drawing
company of Dallas paid us a call last
Wednesday and gave the pupils of
Mrs. Freeman’s and Mrs. Christner’s
rooms a very entertaining chalk talk.
At the parent-teachers’ meeting last
Thursday evening that organization
voted to take charge of the lecture by
Dr. Winship and add the net proceeds
to the manual training fund. The
Lucey lecture gave us a very nice
start with $35 cleared and deposited.
Dr. Winship is an opportunity that
communities so far from the regular
routes of travel for entertainers sel-
dom have the privilege of hearing.
He is the editor of the Journal of
Education of Boston and is recogniz-
ed throughout our country as one of
our ' great educational leaders. One
of the most inspiring addresses at
the state teachers’ meeting at Fort
Worth was by Dr. Winship. It is
hoped that this opportunity will be
appreciated. The next meeting of
the parent-teachers’ association will
be on the evening of April 5 at 7:30.
Meeting of Educational Association.
The Gulf Coast Educational Asso-
ciation meets at Bishop this year and
will have in attendance Dr. Winship
of Boston, State Superintendent
Doughty and President C. E. Evans of
San Marcos normal. The membership
of this organization is not limited to
teachers only but all who are inter-
ested in educational work are eligible.
Superintendent J. H. Gregory of Sin-
ton is president of the association
this year. Miss Buck, superintendent
of Mercedes schools, has been asked
to act as chairman of the intermed-
iate section of this meeting.
THE CITY ELECTION
I hereby announce my candidacy
for re-election to the city council of
. I am in favor of electroliers for the
business district and the construction
of a modern sewer system at a mod-
erate cost and respectfully solicit
F. H. WAGEMANN.
JACK FROST APPEARS AGAIN.
All Tender Yegetation Killed by Drop
In Temperature Sunday Night. Re-
planting Going on Rapidly.
Pupils Ranking Highest During Feb.
Room One, First Grade, Miss Mor-
row teacher—A class: Fela Villareal,
Mattie Turley, Wayne Phelps, Thora-
bell Cook, Manuel Vela. B. Class:
Martin Herzig , Bonnie Lee Lucas,
Theresa Champion, Joe Ottman, Eliza
Villareal. C. Class: Amelia Cham-
pion, Walter Hofer, Claudio Hinojosa,
Bethel Winter, Victor Chapa.
Room Two, Second Grade, Miss
Layne, teacher—Fredrico Gonzales,
Alfredo Hinojosa, Anita Goode, Albert
Villareal, Frances Crouse. Third
Grade: Patra Zarata, Llewellyn Buck,
Margaret Shelby, Harry Fitzpatrick,
Mary Agnes Cobb.
Room Three, Third Grade, Miss
Schwarz, teacher—Waltar Bazar, Lu-
cille Champion, Edmund Lange, Ray
Damron, Martha Reiboldt. Fourth
Grade: Adelina Wetegrove, Verdie
Ramsey, Wendell Schwarz, Edgar
Marsh, Marie Rhodes.
Room Four, Fourth Grade , Mrs.
Christner, teacher — Gladys Lucas,
Victor Guzman, Miguel Champion,
Gregoria Hinojosa. Fifth Grade:
Marian Grisham, Josephine Black-
well, Darius Schwarz, Emma Reiboldt,
Room Five, Sixth Grade, Mrs. Free-
man, teacher—Dora Emmons, Ida
Wetegrove, Faye Swaney, Pickering
Burgess, Hubert Timon, Aurelia Cha-
pa. Seventh Grade: Frances Carter,
Daisy Kramer, Helen Cobb, Olive
Winter, Coleman Fikes, Mamie Smith.
High School, B. F. Phelps, princi-
pal—Freshman Class: Florence Set-
tles, Rose Burgess, Mamie Timon,
Ruth Bazar, Harvey Diehl.
Sophomore Class—Mauryne Phelps,
Lorene Morrow, Beulah Blackwell,
Caesar Bazar, Annie Mary Sewell,
Lester Swaney, Earl Swaney.
Juniors — Ada McLennan, Luella
Bales, Jenevee Smith, Gus Fikes,
Seniors—Afton Smith, Faye Turley,
Mary Bazar, Ethel McLennan, Reed
North Side School, Miss Riess’
Room—Second Grade:Carlos de Anda,
Eva de la Garza, Marcolfa Vela Jacin-
High First: Filomena Arteaga, Pol-
ly Howell, Manuel de los Santos, Juan
Serra, Juan de la Serda.
Low First: Abelina de Anda, Enri-
que Salinas, Beatriz Cano, Cruz Sali-
MISS NANNIE MER BUCK,
Superintendent of Mercedes Public
For the second time in the history
of the lower Rio Grande valley a
freeze in March killed all tender
vegetation when the thermometer
dropped to 28 degrees early Monday
Four years ago the freeze accurred
on the 16th and 17th of March and
with this exception and that of Sun-
day night there is no record of dam-
age by frost in this section after the
20th of February.
An immense acreage of beans has
been entirely wiped out while the
tomato crop is practically destroyed.
Cantaloupe, eggplant, watermelon,
cucumbers, peppers, squash, okra and
all tender vegetables which were up
have been wiped out.
Young cabbage was seriously dam-
aged and in some cases destroyed.
Old cabbage does not appear to be in-
jured. Onions escaped any injury as
did also spinach, mustard, beets, car-
rots and the older lettuce.
All potato vines were frozen to the
ground but it is believed that new
vines will grow and a good crop
made although the maturity will be
delayed. An early crop of potatoes is
not important this year, however, as
the high price and scarcity of old po
tatoes insure a record breaking price
even if the crop here is later than
Corn was frozen but unless joints
had formed new blades will put on
rapidly and no injury result. Farm-
ers are replacing beans, melons and
other vegetables but the acreage es
pecially of beans will be much re-
duced owing to the high price and
scarcity of seed.
DANCE SATURDAY NIGHT.
The public generally is invited to
attend a dance to be given at the
high school building Friday night,
March 10, by the Sixteenth United
States Cavalry. Music will be by the
sixteenth cavalry orchestra and danc-
ing will begin at 8.
A good reputation sits still, a bad
one runs about.
See The New
Auto Repair Company
Edw. H. Diehl, Prop.
1 FEATURE NIGHTS
I AT THE
MERCEDES MARCH 14
AT 2 AND 8 P. M.
Clarence Auskings, general agent of
the Christy Hippodorme Shows was in
town Wednesday with his assistant
arranging for the appearance here of
the shows Wednesday, March 14, and
has secured the regular show grounds
on which to place this mammoth
spread of waterproof canvas. Christy
shows have been known as purveyors
of clean, moral amusement for nearly
a quarter of a century and have this
year outdone their own former ef-
fects in securing the worlds best ac-
crobats, equilibrists, jugglers, wire
walkers, aerial artists, contortionists,
clowns and trained animal wonders.
Christy shows will exhibit here March
14. Leave your troubles behind and
come and enjoy yourself.
One of the undisputed features
with the Christy hippodrome shows is
Marinella, the twentieth century mar-
vel—Sandows only rival, presenting a
series of physical and muscular gym-
nastic exhibitions on the flying ring
never before attempted by any per-
formers. The great Marinella wsa
first brought to this country and feat-
ured by the Carl Hagenbeck circus in
1915; since then appearing at most
of larger theatres in this country;
see him and witness the perfection of
muscular development. Christy’s hip-
podrome shows will exhibit March
14. The company this season is big-
ger, better than ever before and now
travel in two big Pullman cars. Watch
for the free exhibition on Texas ave-
nue show day.
WANTED AT ONCE.
Men to contract to break and get
ready for crops eleven acres of land
northwest tract Palm Garden and
county roads. Address F. H. Wage-
rnann, Mercedes, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Crawford, Harry
Wells and Oscar Cresswell left by
auto for San Antonio Tuesday and ex-
pect to be absent about ten days. Mrs.
Cresswell, who is now visiting re-
latives in the Alamo City, will accom-
pany the party home.
J. S. Barroun of Laredo, was a bus-
iness visitor here Monday.
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JNO. P. SEWELL
The Big Store
We have been very fortunate in securing our
line of spring goods. For many and varied reasons
besides transportation difficulties, it has been un-
usually hard to buy goods with any degree of assur-
ance that the orders would be filled promptly or
reach the customer in any reasonable length of
time. Our purchases are all here now and on the
shelves for inspection.
We believe we have the most beautiful stock of
spring dress goods to be found anywhere.
Would also call attention to our stock of shoes.
'The best known manufacturers are represented in
our shoe department and the exhibition of styles
and colors is w'ell worth seeing.
Our stock of groceries is fresh and complete,
and every article in every department is priced right.
Soliciting your business, I am,
JNO. P. SEWELL
W. F. Stedman,
Next door to Postoffice
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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/m1/8/: accessed August 15, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Library.