The Crockett Courier (Crockett, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 12, 1912 Page: 2 of 8
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Tbe Crockett Courier
iMued weekly from tbe Courier Building.
W. W. AIKEN, Edijtor and' Proprietor.
Obituaries, resolution , carde of thanks
and other matter not "news" will be
charged for at the rate of 5c per line.
Parties ordering advertising or printing
(or societies, churches, committees or or-
ganisations of any kind will, in all cases,
be held personally responsible for the
payment of the bill.
East Texts Diy at the Fair.
Without disparaging land values
in other sections of Texas, the
cheapest land today in the Lone Star
state can be found in East Texas.
Acres that will grow almost any
crop raised in Texas can be pur-
chased in that section for from $10 to
$20 and the buyer may have his
own time to pay off a mortgage.
Dallas is so nearly a part of East
Texas that it feels it has a right to
criticise the East Texans for their
lack of enterprise in not properly
advertising to the world their
riches in natural advantages. Just
criticism comes after comparison.
What South and Southwest Texas
has done, East Texas could emulate
and even excel without great effort,
and what West Texas and the Pan-
handle have accomplished in de-
velopment in the past few years
could easily be equaled by this
favored section of our common-
Far down in the gulf coast coun-
try near Corpus Christi farm land is
selling as high as $75 and $100 an
acre, while raw ground, never
touched by the plow, is offered at
$50 an acre. Systematic develop-
ment and systematic advertising
have been going on for years. On
the Taft ranch scientific farming
has been applied for the benefit of
the settlers and they have profited
thereby. It is needless to say that
the Taft company, too, has made
a handsome return on its invest-
ment Just as good or better land
can be found in East Texas. The
rainfall around Corpus Christi aver-
ages 15 inches a year. In East
Texas it is 30 inches or more.
Drouth in the latter section is never
a serious problem to the farmer.
Why has East Texas allowed it-
self to be distanced by other parts
of the state? We certainly cannot
blame it upon the land and the nat-
During the state fair of Texas
this fall one of the big events will
be an East Texaé day. This will be
a splendid time to talk things over,
fix the responsibility for the la¿k of
development that section deserves
and profit by the errors,of the past
Dallas is big enough to hold all the
East Texans who are anxious to put
their section of the state in the
front rank. Make East Texas day
one of the most memorable occas-
ions' in the history of the Lone Star
The Evil' áf' Slander.
lThou shalt not kill." Have you
ever stopped to think that this
applies to the good name as well
as to the corporal body? We all
know the character killers. We
always feel shocked when we see a
man or woman tried by the courts
for crime, yet we passively, and
sometimes eagerly, listen to one of
our neighbors being "killed" by the
When we hear a bit of scandal
we should let it die in our memory
and not tell it to the next friend we
as a toothsome piece of news,
do the latter there is not
much difference between us and
the prisoner being tried before the
bar of justice, openly, for his mis-
deeds. The prisoner has the ad-
vantage in one way, for he stabbed
with a visible weapon, while we
used an invisible one and struck
our victim in the back.
The gosaiper will not stand in
front of one and utter his biting
words, and even if he is charged
with the offense he will fall back
on some fellow slanderer a$d
say he heard it from that source.
The gossiper hasn't the courage to
meet his own story. It is a good
plan to live our own lives and let
our neighbors live theirs, in the
sweet satisfaction of attending to
our own business. Don't "keep an
eye open" for what goes on across
the way, and whisper of things you
have seen or heard to the next one
We can't help learning of things
not intended for public knowledge,
but when we tell of them we are
no better than the common pick-
pocket. Our own lives are not so
well ordered but that others may
see some of our own shortcomings.
If we kill the good name of our
neighbor's child somebody may
kill the good name of ours. The
most poisonous reptile in the world
is the character killer. The great
evil of neighborhood life is slander;
a tongue red with the killing of
character is as deserving of pun-
ishment as the hand red with the
blood of a fellow-man, and while
the books of earthly justice may
not so record them the records by
which we must all be judged in the
hereafter will know no shadow of
None of us will stand over a cof-
fin, look on a face within it and
speak ill of that person, yet the ab-
sent one is just as helpless to de-
fend himself as that dead form.
Yet how often the absent are killed
by the slanderer's tongue.—Mrs. C.
E. Robinson in Farm & Ranch.
Ten Goad Reasons for Home Patronage.
1. Your home merchants can
duplicate the prices made by any
responsible concern anywhere on
goods of equal quality, in the
same quantities and on the same
basis of delivery and payment.
2. You can examine your pur-
chases in the home stores and be
assured of satisfaction before in-
vesting your money.
3. Your home merchants are al-
ways ready and willing to make
right any error or any defective
5. Your home merchants help
support, through direct and in-
direct taxation, your schools,
churches and other public institu-
5. Your home merchants help
make a good local market for
everything you have to sell, and
that market—more than any oth-
er factor—gives your land its pres-
6. Your home merchants are
your good friends, ever ready to
extend a helping hand in time of
7. If this community is good
enough for you to live in and
make your money in, it is good
enough to spend it in.
8. The best citizens in this
community are those who believe
in and practice home patronage.
Be one of the best.
9. The merchants in the distant
city give you nothing valuable
that the home merchants cannot
give you—and the former cannot
and will not do for you many
things the latter do gladly.
10. Every dollar kept in circu-
lation in this community helps in-
crease property values. Every
dollar soit out of this community
that could as well be spent here
hinders the wheels of progress and
helps build up some other commth
nity at your expense.—Dry Goods-
A SAD AND DEPLORABLE DEATH.
Hiss Cecil Banes Is Drained While
in Bathing in the Trinity River.
One of the saddest and most de-
plorable deaths that has occurred
in Trinity in many years was the
drowning of Miss Cecil Barnes, the
popular and accomplished daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Barnes, which
took place Tuesday afternoon about
4:30 o'clock, in Trinity river.
From the information the Tribune
has been able to obtain, it seems
that Miss Barnes and three other
young ladies, Misses Mildred and
Ethel Taylor and Inez Trow, were
in swimming in Trinity river at
White Rock Shoals and stepped off
the shoals into about eighteen feet
of water and Miss Barnes was
drowned. The other young ladies
were rescued by Messrs. A. I. Tay-
lor and Tom Bayne after much he-
roic work. At the time the ybung
ladies stepped off the shoals into
the deep water, the men of the fish-
ing party were down the river
catching bait and came to their
rescue as quickly as possible.—Trini-
A^ide from the mountain- sick-
ness, due to the rarefaction of the
air and the muscular work done by
climbers, and also the balloon dis-
ease with analogous symptoms but
which does not appear except at
very high altitudes, we now have to
take account of aeroplane or avia-
tors' sickness, whose effects have
already been spoken about. These
are due to the rapidity with which
the maximum height is reached
and the still greater speed at the
descent, that is, the passage from a
low-air pressure to a higher one. M.
Berget, a French aeronaut, after
speaking of the atmosphere in gen-
eral, also brings out some points on
this question. Aeroplanes some-
times reach altitudes of 10,000 feet
in an hour, and here the effects on
the ear, such as humming or crack-
ing noise, are about the same as in
the balloon, but the effect on the
respiratory organs are different.
The pilot is sooner out of breath
and he feels a special kind of un-
easiness. During the descent, the
heart beats are of greater ampli-
tude, but without accelerating. A
quick descent in a sailing flight at
a speed of 1,000 or 1,200 feet a
minute or even more, since Morane
descended at Havre from 8,000 feet
height in 6 minutes, causes a feel-
ing of a special kind or uneasiness,
accompanied with humming in the
ears. Burning in the face is also
felt and a severe headache, also the
great tendency to sleep which has
been before observed. The move-
ments of the body are sluggish and
unskillful. These symptoms con-
tinue for some time after the land-
ing, and the tension in the arteries
is noticed to be higher than the
Your Last Chance i. & a. n.
This Season to Purchase
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At Low Round Trip Rates to Northern and Eastern Resorts
Tickets Off Sale September 30tH
BETTER TAKE THAT TRIP NOW
Electric Lighted, Fan Cooled Sleeping Car Service to
Memphis, St. Louis and Chicago Daily
International & Great Northern Railway
Two Trains Each Day Between Texas and St. Louis
SUPERB DINING CAR SERVICE
m* A DT III the famous health resort of texas -Round Trip Tickets
M. AKL1W on Sale Daily.
Full Particulars Cheerfully Given Upon Application to Ticket Agent
D. J. PRICE
Gen. Pass, and Ticket Agent
G. H. HENDERSON
THE ONLY WAY.
Just what to do when the kid-
neys are affected is a question that
concerns both young and old.
Weak kidneys neglected in child-
hood lead to life-long suffering.
People of advanced years, with less
vitality, suffer doubly. In youth or
age, languor, backache, urinary ir-
regularity, dizziness and nervous-
ness make life a burden.
There is one remedy that acts di-
rectly on the kidneys, Doan's Kid-
dey Pills owe their world-wide fame
to the fact that they have cured
thousands of cases of sick kidneys
and cured them permanently. Fol-
low the example of this Crockett
Mrs. N. S. Box, Bruner's Addi-
tion, Crockett, Texas, says: "I do
not hesitate to recommend Doan's
Kidney Pills. I have been greatly
annoyed by attacks of kidney com-
plaint. When I read about Doan's
Kidney Pills, I used them as direct-
ed and they benefited me in every
way. I procured them from Sweet's
Drag Store and can endorse them."
For sale 'by all dealers. Price
50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buf-
falo, New York, sole agents for the
Remember the name—Doan's
—and take no other.
Diarrhoea is always more or less
prevalent during September. Be
prepared for it. Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Reme-
dy is prompt and effectual. It can
always be depended upon and is
pleasant to take. For sale by aU
$80,000,000.00 Lost Anaaally By
Dr. Sadler estimates that about
$80,000,000.00 in wages is lost an-
nuaUy to the American people as a
direct result of colds. Lost timé
means lost wages and doctoring is
expensive. Use Foley's Honey and
Tar Compound promptly. It will
stop the cough, and heal and soothe
the sore and inflamed air passages
I. W. Sweet.
"So you broke your engagement
with Miss Spensive?"
"No, I didn't break it"
"Oh, she broke it?"
"No, she didn't break it."
"But it is broken?"
"Yes, she told me what her cloth
ing cost and I told her what my in-
come was, then our engagement
sagged in the middle and gently
dissolved."—Detroit Free Press.
has everything in music.
Can sell you Edison Pho-
nographs, Player Pianos
and Pianos direct from the
factory. Sheet Music and
Instructors for all instru-
Respectfully invites the people of
Crockett and vicinity to visit
their stores while in Houston.
They not only handle th^ very
best merchandise, in large and
complete assortments, but they
have the most perfect organiza-
tion of salespeople in the South.
Houston, - - Texas
C. LIPSCOMB, M. D.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON
Office With Decuir-Bishop Drug Company
e. b. stokes, m. d. j. s. wootters. m. d.
gTOKES & WOOTTERS
PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS
Office With Decuir-Bishop Drug Company
is the hottest month
in the year—but it's
cool at Webb's place.
Come in under the fan
and try a glass of our
refreshing soda water
or a dish of our de-
licious ice cream.
We are prepared to
furnish special orders
for ice cream and cake
F. B. WEBB
Drinks and Confections
H. M. BARBEE
Has two cars of Moline
that must be sold
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Aiken, W. W. The Crockett Courier (Crockett, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 12, 1912, newspaper, September 12, 1912; Crockett, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth177675/m1/2/: accessed October 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.