Semi-Weekly Courier-Times. (Tyler, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 27, Ed. 2 Saturday, April 2, 1910 Page: 1 of 4
TYLER, TEXAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1910.
The Big Store
The Leading House
THE. BIG STORE-THE LEAQJNG HOUSE
Special Offerings in Ladies
Ready = to = Wear
Beginning Monday, April 4th, we will put on spe-
cial sale in our Ready-to-wear department a large
assortment of the most beautiful garments that
we have ever been able to show. When in town
do not fail to visit this department, as the bargains
we are offering are extraordinary. All garments
are of newest style, well made, and we make all
alterations free of charge.
Linen and Repp Dresses.
A large variety of the popular Coat-
Dresses, just the thing for nice street
dresses, in white and all colors, light
and dark, regular, value $9.00, specially
Linen and Lace Coat Suits
10 dressy Coat Suits, in white Coat
made entirely of substantial lace with
linen strips, skirt made of linen with
lace band, worth $10.00, special
10 lace Coat Suits, made of beautiful
white Cluny lace, with white, pink and
light blue bands of linen, skirts made
of colored linen to match with lace band,
regular price $16.00, special
15 good serviceable Coat Suits for street
and traveling in natural and other
ors, worth $8.50, special.
A selection of about 150 beautiful Lin-
gerie dresses for spring and summer is
ready for your examination. In white,
lavender, pink and light blue, hand-
somely trimmed in fine embroidery, new
Val and Point de Paris lace, and hand
embroidery. These dresses represent
everything that's new and up-to-date
for the warm spring and summer
weather. We have them at all prices,
from the cheapest to the finest, but we
place on special sale a beautiful line of
dainty Lingerie dresses, that are worth
from $8.00$to $12.50 at
5$.95 and $8.95
In ladies walking skirts our line is es-
pecially strong this season. Panama
and Voile are the materials used, they
come in black, navy, gray, and all
kinds of mixtures, made in either pleat-
ed or the popular overskirt or tunic ef.
feet. The prices will indeed appeal to
every economical buyer, as a purchase
from us will easily convince you. Prices
$5.00 to $10.00
WILL BE SIXTY FEET WIDE AND
LINED WITH APPLE
Fountains Are to Line The Road,
Serving Water For Man
J. LEVI JOHNSON FOR RE-ELECTION
GOES AFTER COURIER-TIMES
The latest styles in stylish Hats for ladies, misses and
children, are to de found here. When in need of a
new spring bonnet, come and look over our line; we
can make it interesting for you. Our prices are more
reasonable than ever, considering the high grade of
merchandise, and you will derive great satisfaction
from wearing one of our Hats in the knowledge, that
you have the correct and becoming style of the season,
at prices that can not be duplicated elsewhere.
iSpokane, Wash.. March 31.—Lined
with apple trees, set 40 feet apart and
alternated with English tilma, and
fountains for man and beast as 'mile-
stones, will be the Great Apple Way.
a CO-foot wide macadamized thorough
fare 'between Spokane and Coour
de'A lene, Idaho, 31 miles, ui>on which
construction work is to begin within
30 days. J. A. Perry, secretary of the
Spokane County Good Roads associa-
tion, which will direct oi>eratlons.
announces that the estimated cost of
Ule lapoodway is $310,000, or $10,000
Turnd® for the bu'llcWmg of the road,
the Hirst of ito Kindt on the continent,
will (be Obtained/ through an assess-
ment plan, operating similar to a
levy for municipal improvements.
The governors and members of the
legislatures of Washington and1 Ida-
ho and the supervisors of the various
townships are in favor of the high-
way and have promised to take act-
ive part In promoting t;ho enterprise.
Contracts have been signed by the
Spokane Canal company to furnish
water for irrigating the trees and
supply the fountains for a period of
five years without cost to the coun-
ties and states, and the propertyhold-
er salong the right-of-way have under
taken to cave for the trees and assist
In maintaining the roadway until It is
taken over by the state Tree plant-
ing wi'lil begin May 1.
Seventeen miles of the road be
tween (Spokane and the Washington
Idaho state line will be built by 'the
Spokane County Good Roads aasocia
tion, assisted by commercial and lm
pro vein out organisations in the val
ley, and the lemiailning 14 miles, he
tween iSpokane bridge and Oooar
d'Alene, is to l>e constructed by the
chamiber of commence of the Lust
"The road taps four towns in the
Spokane valley," said Mr. Perry, "and
when' competed it will be one of the
most beautiful and picturesque speed-
ways in the United States and the
equal of amy in Europe."
Announces for Commissioner.
We direct attention to the an-
nouncement of W. A. Strange, for
commissioner of precinct No. 1. fo-
re-election to that oflice. Mr. Strange
has served the people of his precinct
several years and his workas commits
s loner speaks for itself Tie stands
for progress anid for permanent road
and brlge improvement. Mr. Strange
built the first concrete bridge ever
built In Smith county; he has made
a close study of dirt road improve-
ment, and stands ready and1 willing to
obey the wlshera of the people and 'to
serve them to the very limits of his
Last summer, when the thermom-
eter was up about 114, there was a
campaign on for better roadis, and W.
\. Strange went the entire ron'nds,
'.ellireg in his modest <way how to Im-
prove the r'xids. When the various
road conventions requested' a chain go
!n the system of road Improvement
Mr. Strange stood Arm to grant the
request. Those who know him are
sure that whatever mistakes this
faithful servant of the people may
make Is In no way duo to his inten-
tions, for he means ito do right.
Strange Is a good man and whatever
faiuit may be found with him will not
tve on account of his heart amrt char-
The lots across and along the I. ft
G. N. track, just opposite whero tho
old passenger depot stood aro being
graded and buildings will be erected
thereon. Switch property In every
fWiroction in the Incorporate limits,
Hke the lots Just mentioned, are
rapidly Increasing in value.
In submltttiug myself for re-elec-
tion to the oflice of commissioner, 1
wish to briefly outline tho work done
by ine during my first term.
I have pushed vigorously the road
and bridge work In my precinct. Tho
wads and bridges will show for them
selves. About one-half of my pre-
cinct has good roads that I have put
up dring my term.
If I an: re-elected, 1 expect to car-
ry my work into the other half. I am
at present at work on the eastern
half of my precinct, the western half
l aving gotten most of the work to
date. All my 'bridges are In better
condition than ever before. The
bridge work has been uniform over
mv precinct. I have put In many of
them of best oak bridges, that will
last almost a life-time. 1 have
Iwiiight many plows and other tools
for overseers who are now taking
pride in the working of their road. I
also had to buy mulos and other
equipment to ¡nit my road crow Into
good and efficient condition.
My expenses have been heavy, ow-
ing to tho lact that I had to buy
everything to nog in with. 1 now have
a well oiganized, effective road crew
whoso work, I leave to tho judgment
of the people where the work lis be-
The road and bridge fund haw here-
tofore been the subject of attack to
maiko up all deficits of any other
funds, but I have held to the Idea
that bMs fund so provided by the peo-
ple should be only used as to comply
with their demands. As for myself,
exipoct to continue to uso the full
portion of road aivd bridge fund In
building roads and bridges—and thai
in a vigorous way. I don't believe In
taking always to od a thing that the
people want done right now and1 tot-
ting it rock along in Imp-hazard way.
I leave it to tho people that I have
done more for roads and bridges In
thl«? commissioner's precinct than has
been done in five years before I
have, worked and plated the four
main roads Into the city of Tyler
from my product right up to tho cor-
poration lino first. After that, I have
gone to tho connry roads and now
havo ,i system of Weill worked roads
from Tyler noith to the Sabine river
and to Winona.
I am now on the worst road in
Texas—-between Winona and -Starr-
ville .and before my time with tho
teams is «it, I hope to give this road
a thorough overhauling. When I bo-
gin to work again, I shall begin
where I left off and go by way of
Holts and Browning to meet tho
work on their roads that 1 have al-
ready done oomlng out of Tyler.
I thought by using our present
funds for roads and brtdgs only, that
wo have en ugh money to do a great
leal of gooj-—about as much as I am
willing to put on dirt roada. But I
do think that what we have should
be so used—and the records of the
Yipendltuivji on roads and bridges In
my precinct will show this.
As to other matters, which the
court must look after, I have at all
lines used ray best judgment; not
allowing myself to be unduly influ-
enced by my friends, nor driven by
With the many vexing questions
with which the present court has had
to contend, and where there ha been
so much diversity of optntons on
these different questions, it will, In
my opinion, reflect a special honor
to every member of this court who
can bo re-elected and for this reason
alone and not for pecuniary advan-
tages or i>elf, I sutbmit my candidacy
to the voters of precinct 'three, and'
promise that I shall use my best ef-
forts coupled with one term of ex-
perlemre, to make you the right kind
Since 1 was elected there has bee
turned Into tho road and 'bridge fund
over $¡18,000. I have used something
over $5,000 of It on touds and bridges
In nny precinct. It is nono of my
fault if tho other members of the
court do not tnnke the name
use of It. There is>. now
tccordlng to the report of flnan-
treusury to the credit of this fund.
Why don't the Courier-Times advise
the other members of tho court to
use tills money as directed by the
people and by law, Instead of romp-
ing on me?
1 can see no reasot why a man
who has gone crazy on good roads
ihould grumble because on® of the
commissioners lia frrlwl to relieve"
his mind—has tried to carry out the
demands he Is try I tug to make peo-
ple bollove he stands for.
I think the trouble lies 1n the fact
that the political wargods of Mill
county have mm up against a knot.
There Is something else they wish to
use this monoy for and under the
clrcutmstances they •must have a
change In commissioners to caarjr
out these plans.
The past two years have demon-
strated tlie terror of their handiwork.
Inasmuch as the citizenship of this
county have, on two different occlu-
sions, gro mod thomselves In sack-
cloth and asín and laiy at their feet,
hot all this be as It -w I ill', as long as
the p(oplc pli.ee their trust In me,
am' as long as I am able to deter-
mine the right from the wrong, f
shall never betray this trust Into the
hands of their enemies.
J. I vl Johnson.
COTTON SEED FOR SALE.
A lioy seventeen years old made
last year on old, upland which was
not fertllled, the best cotton I over
saw crow. I am satisfied several
acres of the crop made a bale and a
half por aero. Tho yield was duo to
the seed he planted. The year be-
fore ho planted ordinary seed and
raised on the samo ground five bah ,
last year he raiaed eleven' bales. I
got him to save all the best seed;
which ho carefully selected accord-
ing to the method of selecting seed
for planting, and 1 liavo about 70
bushels moro than I will plant, which
1 will sell for $1.00 per bushel. Any
one -wishing theso seed should let me
know at onoe as I have nn offer to
purohmsc thom by an out of the coun-
ty seed dealer, at this price. I pre-
fer that, they shall be planted In
Smith county, If they are desired, but
If not I wish to ¿oil them. The seed
are the Crow Improved Rowdcm seed.
8. A. Ldndeey.
iWe are In reccipt of a oopy of
twentieth anmlvorsiairy edition of tAé
Mar-tin Democrat, and a note roquet
tng us to put the Democrat on our eJf-
ehanige list. We are gloid to «lo séí
This aiimlversary edition Is a sixteen
¡Huge six column i>a,por, brim full oí
the beauties and enterprise of (tile
city of Martin, mechanically and1
I y|>ograiyhlcally neat and abundenitly
illustrated. This edition i a most
valuable axlvortlament for Marlln and
Marlln's business and 'thrift. Such
advertís*-mouit can not fall to bring
returns of great value.
TV>ys an/1 young men 3 to 16 yea* '
of age, call at our store amid get sums
thing freo and find out about Widow
Jones' clothes for boys and yotmg'
men at Brown ft McPaflJand's. it
TYLER UNDERTAKING COMPANY
Well appointed and,'distinctive Funeral Service
I Wiley Building
I* W. Ferguson ••••
Day Phone 170
Night 170 or 583
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Lindsey, S. A,. Semi-Weekly Courier-Times. (Tyler, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 27, Ed. 2 Saturday, April 2, 1910, newspaper, April 2, 1910; Tyler, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth179639/m1/1/ocr/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.