The Matagorda County Tribune. (Bay City, Tex.), Vol. 68, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, May 22, 1914 Page: 5 of 8
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BOYS AND CIGARETTES.
NOTICE TO WOLF CATCHERS.
Get Ready for Planting Time
No. 12 Cotton Planter
good condition of the
lands augurs we, but
above all, the
implements is the mosl
& 0.” GOODS
Man Who Knows.
Judge Meece of
Polk County Dies
Widely Known as County and
Grammar ana Primary Departments
Have Final Exams This
The grammar and primary depart-
ments of the Bay City High School
will close the 1913-14 session next
Friday, the high school department
continuing until June 5.
This decision was reached after a
meeting held by the board of trustees
PART OF SCHOOL WILL
CLOSE NEXT FRIDAY
HOW A BLESSING
LADY DRIES FIGS.
Token of Appreciation to Band From
If a nation would be strong and en-
during, it must educate its citizens
and attach them to the soil.
The most successful Com-
bined Cotton Planter and Mid-
dle Breaker ever made.
It has ample strength for
four horses, and it is
Backed by an
LE TULLE MERCANTILE COMPANY
Targe Snake Crawls From Under
Buggy Seat While Mrs. Thomp-
as is Driving to Town.
Big Saving to the County When Prop-
io erly Constructed.
During the recent heavy rains and
consequent overflows many of the
counties throughout the State report drainage.
Livingston, Texas, May 18.—Judge
T. F. Meece, one of the most prom-
inent and widely known citizens of
Polk County, died at his residence
here this morning at the age of 74
years. As a member of the Fifth
Texas Regiment of Hood’s Brigade
in the army of .Northern Virginia, he
was in most of the battles participated
in by that famous organization, re-
ceiving several wounds. At the close
of the war he returned to Polk Coun-
ty, and with his fellow-citizens and
military comrades began the struggle
of repairing the damage wrought by
the great conflict. A man of decided
views, he was ever found advocating
the moral side of any issue.
For a great many years he was a
prominent figure in the political life
of the county and State. Having fill-
ed the office of sheriff for two years,
he was elected county clerk, which
office he held twelve consecutive
years. Later he held the office of
county judge three years, and in 1897
was elected representative in the
twenty-seventh legislature, which of-
fice he held one term.
He was a charter member of Ike
Turner Camp of Confederate veterans,
and always took a prominent part in
the organization. He is survived by
his wife, six sons and four daughters
and a number of grandchildren.—Liv-
ingston Co. ’Galveston News.
Judge Meece was the father of our
fellow-townsman, Mr. G. F. Meece,
who is in Livingston with the family.
We Carry a
TEXAS DRAINAGE IS CON-
SIDERED AT CONFERENCE
____ _____ __ • g———L '
The only Baking Powder made
from Royal C rape Cream ofTartar
NO ALUM, NO LIME PHOSPHATE
1 . (TP
JOHN DEERE and “P.
Le Tulle Mercantile Company
All Kinds of Up-to-Date Farm Machinery
CANTON PLOWS CANTON PLOWS CANTON PLOWS CANTON PLOWS
’While driving to town last Satur-
■day from her home four miles in the
country, Mrs .Henry C. Thomas had
-an experience, of which she hopes to
never go through again. When about
■a half mile from her home a large
'Chicken snake about five feet long
crawled out from under the buggy
seat across her feet. The snake
* 'Crawled up the dash board of the
buggy and standing about a foot high-
er than the dash board looked Mrs.
Thomas in the face, all the time stick-
ing out its point-fork tongue. Mrs.
’Thomas says there was not a soul in
■sight on the road to whom she could
call for assistance. She began to
whip at the reptile with the lines until
her horse became almost unmanage-
able. The snake finally crawled over
the dash board onto the single tree and
through the spoke of the buggy wheel
onto the txle, with both his head and
tail dragging the ground. The snake
■remained in this position for some
time and finally fell off. Mrs. Thom-
•as says then she stopped her buggy
and took several good, long breaths
"before she resumed her drive to town.
Mrs. Thomas’ experience is one that
few women want to go through, and.
by the way one that she says she
•hopes never to go through again.—
TSagle Lake Headlight.
GOOD BRIDGE WORK TELLS.
Under the above heading the San
Antonio Express publishes a thought-
provoking communication from Wes-
ley Peacock, for several years the
head of Peacock’s School for Boys,
and who speaks from a profound and
accurate knowledge. What he says
may be pretty tough on some of us;
but. “no chastisement for the present
seemetu gand.” St. Paul tells us, but
afterwards it proveth p routable.
Here is what Prof. Peacock says:
“Referring to your very forceful edi-
torial in The Express recently on
Boys and Cigarettes, I venture the
opinion that physical treatment by
nitrate of silver swabs will not relieve
the small boy’s addict of the craving
for nicotine or break him of the cig-
arette habit. An external applica-
tion will not relieve an internal dis-
ease, or Solomon’s rod would long
ago have destroyed the cigarette bus-
iness. Cigarettes injure boys by de-
stroying their will power. To reclaim
a cigarette fiend, you must restore
Prof. Barrows this morning received
a handsome solid silver and gold-
\ lined .jtejng cup to be held by him for
the bond. The cup is given to the
band by the veterans and others who
attended the Jacksonville reunion.
The cup is a beautiful one and con-
veys to our band boys the heartiest
appreciation of their services at the
On. tjie cup is engraved the
“Presented to the
National Rice Growers Bund,
of Bay City, Texas,
In Appreciation of Interest in
U. C. V. Reunion
at Jacksonville, Florida,
The cup was presented to the band
through Miss Etta Ellis, of Beaumont,
who, in sending the cup to Prof. Bar-
“Dear Mr. Barrows: The cup was
■expressed to you yesterday and I hope
it will partly tell you how we folks
did enjoy having your band along.
Sincerely, ETTA ELLIS;-
A BIG CHICKEN SNAKE
IN BUGGY WITH WOMAN
heavy losses in bridges, culverts, etc.
Seeing these reports we interviewed
Capt. J. W. Write, who has construct-
ed many of our bridges, and asked
him the extent of our losses, which
we found to be practically nothing,
those which were washed away or
damaged being built by someone else.
Capt. White summed up the num-
ber of bridges he has built for the
county and found that he has erected
thirty-nine, including the big bridge
across the Colorado on the Bay City-
As an evidence of the substantial
character of these bridges and t he
superior workmanship put in them
and notwithstanding that they have
been subejcted to much abuse, some
of them being at times as much as
nine feet under water, not one dollar
has been paid out by the county on
These facts very forcibly bear out
the claim that the best is always the
cheapest and our county should feel
proud of the fact that our bridges are
constructed in an efficient and sub-
stantial manner, as the destruction of
one means quite a sum of money.
CITATION BY PUBLICATION
Dallas, Texas, May 15.—For the
purpose of canvassing the situation as
it exists in Texas with regard to the (
reclamation of swamp and overflow
lands and to recommend improvements
in the State levee and drainage laws,
between 50 and 100 Texans interested
in the subject, met here today, at
the conference on levees and drain-
The attendance upon the conference
include land owners, lawyers and oth-
er citizens interested in reclamation
of swamp and overflow lands, which
Arthur A. Stiles, State reclamation en-
gineer, who arrived here yesterday,
stated today, mage a total area
aqualling the combining area of the
State of New Jersay and Connecticut.
Mr. Stiles today stated that all of
the work had been done by his' de-
partment only in the past three years;
that more than 300,000 acres of over-
flow land has been surveyed and map-
ped and levee systems designed there-
on. He also said that particular
study had been given to the costly
floods in Texas within the past few
Discussion of the proper method of
taxation to be assessed against the
residents of the districts requiring
drainage and levee improvements con-
stituted the greater part of the dis-
cussion at the opening session.
A resolution was adopted author-
izing the selection of a coinmittee to
draft new laws to fit the nefeds of the
State as outlined in the discussion,
and Mr. Stiles was suggested by the
members of the conference to assist
the committee in their work.
In his address Mr. Stiles
there were 8,000,000 acres of
in Eastern Texas, which could
reclaimed, and added to the agri-
cultural area of the State by proper
The conference adjourned shortly
after noon to meet again later in the
The State of Texas.
To the Sheriff or any Constable of
You are hereby commanded, that
you summon, by making publication
of this citation in some newspaper
published in the county of Matagorda
if there be a newspaper published
therein, but if not, then in any news-
paper published in the 23d judicial
district; but if there be no newspaper
published in said judicial district, then
in a newspaper published in the near-
est district to said 23d judicial dis-
trict, for four weeks previous to the
reutrn day hereof, Adolf Bischoff
whose residence is unknown, to be and
appear before the honorable county
court, at the next regular term there-
of, to be holden in the county of Mat-
agorda at the court house thereof, in
Bay City, on the 18th day of May, A.
D. 1914, then and there to answer a
petition filed in said court, on the
1.1th day of April, A. D. 1914, in a
suit numbered on the docket of said
court No. 568, wherein the First Na-
tional Bank, Bay City, Texas, is plain-
tiff, and Adolf Bischoff and O. J.
Doubek are defendants. The nature
of the plaintiff’s demand being as fol-
An action upon an indebterness,
evidenced by a promissory note dated
December 3, A. D. 1913, for the prin-
cipal sum of $200.00 bearing interest
at the rate of ten per centum per an-
num from maturity, and maturing 60
days after date; said note was exe-
cuted by defendant Adolph Bischoff to
plaintiff but before delivery thereof and
for the purpose of securing same said
defendant O. J. Doubek endorsed
same by writing his name on the back
thereof. • Plaintiff sues for an addi-
tional sum of 10 per cent on amount
of said note as attorney’s fees; and,
for costs as well as for Judgment for
said principal and interest.
Herein fail not, and have you before
said court, on the said first day of the
next term thereof, this writ, with your
endorsement thereon, showing how
you have executed the same.
Given under my hand and seal of
said court, at office in Bay City, this,
the 13th .day of-April, A. D 1914.
W. C. LLOYD,
Clerk County Court Matagorda
By J. T. BOND, Deputy.
It is wilful waste of money to spend
.it upo nroads that are not given proper
his will power, which you cannot do
with a bath or a strop. The moral-
ists are on a cold trail because they
are following a back track. As long
as fathers, and preachers, and school
teachers smoke cigarettes the small
boy is going to do likewise; why not?
If you tell him that you are now old
enough to see the evil of it, he is going
behind the barn to see the evil of it,
too. Of the boys of Texas about 80
per cent use tobacco. They don’t
quit it no matter what they tell their
“if they are promoted to the pipe
or cigar, they still inhale the smoke
for the reason that they used to inhale
the smoke of the cigarette. What’a
the difference? I have fought cigar-
ettes for twenty-five yeait>, and I
know that among one hundred, boys
under sixteen who have given two
or three years to the bondage of the
cigarette (especially to a very pop-
ular Turkish brand), about eighty are
falsifeirs, and about seventy are pil-
ferers. A small boy’s craving for the
cigarette equals a drunkard’s craving
for alcohol. In both cases will power
and self-esteem are atrophied.
“The blight is not so much to the
physical growth as to the moral de-
velopment. I speak of boys of the
adolescent period, and not of men.
A boy is worth two men. Save a man
and you save a man. Save a boy and
you save a whole multiplication table.
A boy hates can’t. You have to show
him. There are concomitant evils.
If you will examine the thumb and
forefinger of the dime novel reader,
the hookie fiend, the blind baggage
climber, t&^Sgang leader, the police
court habitue, you will find the yel-
low stain. It is also on his lungs,
on his moral sensibilities. Cigarettes
are doing more harm today than all
the saloons in Texas.
When a boy goes wrong the fault is
in the home.—Exchange.
The only Cotton Planter made where the hitch retains the same relative position
whether plowing deep or shallow, avoiding all neek weight, which is accomplished
by the small lever on the end of the tongue. The only planter made which throws-
the feed mechanism automatically out of gear without separating the gear wheels, avoid-
ing all liability of breaking the teeth in the gears. These and other excellent features,
protected by patents, can be found only on the P. & O. Canton Planter.
The bottom always remains at the same angle whether set deep or shallow.
This angle can be instantly changed by the lever on the tongue, Has detachable hop-
per with the plates and agitator moving in opposite directions, preventing the seed
from bunching. The finest Cotton and Corn Planter made.
• DR. C. R. BYAES •
• Ph’ Sician and Surgeon •
• Offers his services to the cltl- •
• zens of Bay City and vicinity. •
• Office phone 71; residence •
• phone 178; office Holman •
• Bldg., rear Opera House.
• Bay City, Texas
Excessive interest is sucking the
life-blood of the Texas farming in-
no Introduction to the
To the Editor of The Chronicle.
Last fall I had occasion to stop over
at Blessing, Texas, and a talk I had
with the landlady at the hotel there
put me wise to a possibility in the
Magnolia fig business that, I think,
is not generally known. She cut off
the stem end well up and sliced the
fig, then laid the fruit back down in
a stove pan and slightly shook over
it a small amount of granulated sugar.
She put the pans of fruit unto the
stove oven after dinner and left them
there until supper time. After sup-
per she put them in again, and by
the next morning the figs were fully
dried and most delicious. She had
no difficulty in disposing of all she
had at a fancy price.
The fact that the Magnolica is prac-
tically skinless and seedless puts it
far ahead of the California product,
which is all seeds and skin. With an
ordinary evaporating plant, which is
comparatively cheap, a large Quantity
of figs could be taken care of at a
reasonably small expense and a new
industry created in South Texas.
D. A. CYPHER.
The Live Stock Protective Associa-
tion of Brazoria, Matagorda, Wharton
and Ft. Bend Counties, will pay $10.00
for grown wolves, and $5.00 for
young wolves (puppies) killed in Mat-
agorda County; the owner of said
wolf hide shall present to the secre-
tary of the association, a certificate
from the county clerk showing that
tie has paid said owner for the hide,
and also to show whether it is a
grown wolf or a pup, and upon the
receipt of said certificate the secre-
tary will pay the owner for the num-
ber and size of the hides as shown by
Uie certificate. HARRY RHODES,
• S. P. A., West Columbia, Tex.
The Telephone Road
to Every Market
Are you up on current
! dairy prices during the
scarce season ?
' The farmer with a Bell
Telephone is “wise” and
he sells at the market’s
height. Why not share
your telephone - co n-
• nected neighbors ad-
Apply to our nearest
manager for information,
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Smith, Carey. The Matagorda County Tribune. (Bay City, Tex.), Vol. 68, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, May 22, 1914, newspaper, May 22, 1914; Bay City, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1299677/m1/5/?q=Meece: accessed September 27, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Matagorda County Museum & Bay City Public Library.