The Madisonville Meteor - And Commonwealth - (Madisonville, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 8, 1928 Page: 1 of 8
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The Madisonville Meteor
— And Commonwealth —
In the past several days there have
been a number of near fatal accidenta
at the main crossings and street in-
tersections of the public square, and,
~to prevent this, the City Council, at
/their regular meeting.Monday night,
passed a -drive to the right ordinance,
and a stop Ordinance, on approaching
the square, which will be rigidly en-
forced on all drivers of automobiles.
Many will doubtless think this is
not necessary in order to protect the
public, but if some child or older per-
son, for that matter, were killed at
one of these crossings it would be
worth the precaution, especially if
that child happened to be yours - or
mine, would we think so. It takes
but little time to make the ^necessary,
stops and to turn the corners as they
should be when it lessens the danger
to human life, and the ordinance, i)^y
all means, should be rigidly enforced;..
Some weeks ago a child was run
over in the streets by a good-woman
of our city and she did not ev«m know
it until informed by someod^ later,
this, of course, might have happened
with the turn and stop signs, but for-
tunately no wheels of the car struck
the child and it was not. hurt, but the
car paised entirely over the child,
and the next time things might not
work out lo fortunately.
Any god citizen will want to obey
any law that Is for the betterment and
protection of his family and communi-
ty and Others ought to be made to
©•of Love" Success
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For Marcji 11, 1928,
We will have a Bible Study meeting
next Sunday night, March 11. (Read
jPsalm 24; 2 Cor. 5:14-21; 2 Cor. 6:7)
Group 2 will put On the program with
R. V. Gibbs, group Captain, in charge,
Subject: "My Business for my King"
. Introduction: B. V. Gibbs.
1, The King of Glory (Ps. 24)—
2, When Work is Worth While-
3, Paul Pictures our Position (2nd
Cor, 6:14-21)—Mrs. L O./Jaiaes.
- 4, Workers Together With Him—
Hittie Etheredge. . " y the *
5. Study Christ's Commission
EuJa Bledsoe,W•• W
Are you making «. Living or
3j?htt is your business onearth? To
" • • dMt^e.God or payexpenses? Are you
k. serving God or Mammoth ?
" I Coin* and study with .us about the
« : * . Xing of Glory with all power, who is
• \Invisible., .. -j'> *" v,' .'fcthV
• How many will—
Know your lesson?' V.;-j -
Bead your daily Bible Readings?
'v.No^.read ywr Jptat
Be congenial to
Be true to the;^n t. r
.Be on tima^ ..
—Next Sunday night—6:30,
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The Midway Dramatic Club pre-
sented "Eyes of Love," a three-act
comedy-drama at the High School au-
ditorium Friday night to a crowded
The play waSunderthe direction of
Mrs. Laura Goree of Mldwajran^. ev-
ery character who participated re-
flected credit not only on themselves*
but upon the excellent skill Of their
manager/; (Comments from every one
who witnesed the play was that it
was the . best amateur play that they
had ever seen. Nearly everyone went
out trying to pick the outstanding
character, and each time they would
find the next one just as good' as the
first, and there seemed to be no one
who could be classed as the beet, but
all were pleasingly perfect in their
presentation of each character. ■ ?.
Mrs. ' E. A. McCorquodale, who
played the part of Carolina, was gfe
scream and brought aplause from thg
audience at her every appearance
Miss Alexandra McCorquodale, who
played Gailia, the leading charactor,
or the heroine, did so with the gra&
and' ease of a professional. Beet;
was played'-by Miss Jennett Forres'
and every detail of this character
was carried out in the most pleasing
manner. Mrs. H. P. Kittleband rep-
resented- Mrs. Barry, and she, too.
without leaving a single place for the
least criticism on her part.
Burt Wade was presented in the
person of Mr. J O. Mc. Corquodale to
perfection. Lora, the lively house-
maid, was characterized by Mrs. j. O
McCorquodale and not a flaw was
found in this character by the large
audience. Mr. H. P. Kittleband was nr
Clark, the busy butler, who Judge
out to be a detective in the rtory.wfcs
played;with the ease of a professibnal.
Mr. V. A. Wakefield presented the
part of Judge Barry, the foster father
of Gailia, and thftwas done as well
as anyone could have done it. Mr. J.
G. Wakefield was the leading man,
Boyal Manton, and this was done per-
fectly. Mr. R. A. Wakefield, the last
of the characters, was Trtfity' Jfimi
Rankin, whb was Gallia's jbrue father,
and who ^ent to prison to save #
friend from disgrace, was '
in. a very touching manner.
The specials between ,acts were
Here La*t TTiuiaday
HcJiC'Tom Connaly, Member of
Congress, and a candidate for U. S
Gonnally has many
friends and tatfporters in this section
and we gitii hiin a hearty welcome to
pay us an
The "Midway Dramatic Ciub is "cer-
^yto.be congratulated ^ «
splendid' Work; and especially t^
oi Mrs. Gojee.
high school teachers
oUslyifl at the; "school •-hiaipactopt
Thursday, with appendicitis. Her
t^rp sisters ^taw teUed at
OncisaH5keirips Thursday night
They started hbnfe *fth her /Friday
morning b#' t'got '*
ly iH tbati, liecesta^ ttf,
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rate on her Ihire:
She U M ^ vtty'trHical
dition but as she"K fi^tiiig~for
Mr. E. W. Bailey of the Wr.phfslftaaa;
community and Miss Viola Ryan of
the Kickapoo community Were quietly
married at the-home of Bey. U. C.
Bracewell Wednesday evet^ng Of last
week.' v'.1"" ' "4l
Mr. Bailey is one of our prosperous
young farmers and'best citizens. Hit
bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Bedo Byan, and a very charming;
Both these young people have
many friends who will join the Meteor
in, extending congratulations and best
LIST OF AGRICULTURAL
PROJECTS PRIZES SOON
Due to being crowded out this is-
sue we will run next week a complete
list of the prizes to be given by the
local Chamber of Commerce in the
Agricultural projects, etc.
hold Mt sotys hope for her-MeMfttrp.
VThe *hool Wil miss Miss Slaughter
very muck as'she was one of tha jftpst
proficient teachers £**d <houId she re
cover she will not likely
come back to herrwork
Miss Slaughter h#e y wade.
friends in Madisonville during* he*
stay with us-and they deeply sympa-
thize with her and her family in tlUs
Elva Coldiron, who died in th« san-
itarium at Bryan Sunday from gun-
shots received Saturday night h^a
shooting scrape, will be buried at the
Rock Prairie cemetery this (Mon-
; TEXAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1928
Letter to the Meteor
Jas. U Rich Killed
At; ifwntsville, Texas
Following • difficulty between a
young man, Jpnes Lee Rich, of Hous-
ton, and Judge Carl T. Harper at
Huntsvilie Friday night about 7:30
o'clock, Rich was shot and fatally
wounded,.jjyiog about noon Saturday.
. . . #Wilw . '
trial - which -:Wa8.„aeV for Saturday,
The cause of .the trouble, it is re-
ported, was a collision: of the cars in
which Judge Harper 'and Rich Were
riding. It is' said that Rich got out
of his car and went to the Judge's
car and several blows were passed
and4the shooting, followed. Judge
Harper showed that he had been at*
t&ckea^by^ht uuirkt} of ^violence on
his f«« , as one Qf hi exf| was badly
bruised. .v I
highly1 $pplaud*d and Patterkon Killed
quent encore^rbm thoe^^artitipt^ng. ™ t^r «l «U11 ^ #
, Negro gt Lufkin
Ne^ei wae, received here Monday
that A. K. Patterson had been ldllsd
at Lufkin bjf a npgro. NO particulars
^"(fldbe obtained. Mr. Patterson wil|
be'Temembe^,*:^ supeiTisor of
th«f'Conatruotion oi Highway 21 from
*' I am nearing my 77th milepost, arid,
as with the aged, live much in the
The early past of this span of life
was passed in your county, three miles
east o&-Madisonville, then the "Kit-
In '57 I attended my first school in
Madisonville. My brother was the
lat N. G. Kittrell.
" That year, on April 11, three inches
of snow fell, which was , disastrous,
killing corn then knee high and cotton
Chopped out. Scarcely anything was
raised in the county that year. Trees
had all grown leaves, which were
killed, and the result was that deer
which fed on herbiage ate them,
causing the death of at least five-
sixths of the deer. The same year
was a squirrel emigration going
north, which left but few iji the
Crops and wild game gone created
such a dearth as the county had
never known before, nor since.
We often hear talk of "the good old
times when everybody had plenty
and were happy," forgetting such
old times" as these. Ag to land
values in those "good old 'times," my
father wrote in his journal: "I have
today at Sheriff Sale the Dr. Duke
320 acres for 980.00;" vis, for 25
cents per acre. 81* months later he
wrote, "Sold the Dr. Duke place to
Tom Martin, the Irishman, for $200."
My recollection is that this place
lies three miles south of the place
owned by my father, and today is
worth posrfibly flf te $20 per acre.
Both John S. Dyrst and Wayne
Mitchell told of a lead mine from
which they got lead for bullets to the
*60*. Wayne, who ia the oldeea na-
tive Madison county* is yet living at
the Confederate Home and a year
ago told the writer that he knew
about where the mine was. Said it
was seven or eight miles south of
Madisonville, toward the Bedias.
It was in the botom of a branch about
five or six feet deep. It was the
best of lead,'both Wayne "and John
I£ jit ,could be found and prove to
be in quantity it would be of im-
mense value, as raw lead is now
worth cents per pound. This may
tb<i.eye of some who knows
about it. It might be the
mim iriiik 'siani^ter ^ie afc tha *1®dw*y **r ZoMi under thp
Miss ;Edh ^Iaug^t^yM ^ .ty- g^ith £ Bw^t cOntract, His many
jb school teachers, wWTttWft •ei^'*-. ta. „, .u _t.<i-miu ««r^
friends in t^county wiU segr^ *^
much'to learn of the tragedy. ^
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NOTICE TO flfirB8CRIBER8
In < some two thousand
names on our subscription list each
year we some times -make mistakes
to addresses and dates* initials or the,
spelling of . names. If any mistake
is made it wQl show on the paper C*?h
Week and ^ta editor will appreciate
if if you wffl .cjatt bar attention to thi
fact so thagr; it mhy be corrected^
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Miss Inez Fluchenger, Misses An-
nie Bob and Syble McGill, Miss Ila
Ex-SeiVice Men, Notice
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You are requested to meet with us
at the Cojprt House Friday, March-0,
at eight o'clock for the pUrpotf# of
completing the organization of <
American Legion for Madison County.
Be sure and come. You owe it to
your "Buddies." Don't let this1 cause
J. E. GRAY, Post Com.
ITEMS LEFT OUT THIS WEEK
Again we are crowded out, and it
is good, live, news matter that is be-
ing left out, too. We are sorry, and
express our regrets, but after all we
STILL IS CAPTURED
NEAR TO N: ZULCH
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Constable J. D. Rumfield and Dep-
uty Sheriff Grover Donaho found a
complete still about three miles from
North Zulch Monday and brought it
to MadiSOfittlle and turned it over
to Sheriff Gibson, who nbw has it in
the county jail.
The mash which had been prepared
for use had' been poured out on the
ground, the operators evidently get-
ting a hunch that they were being
watched and escaped before the of-
ficers arrived on the scene.
Testing for Oil Hare
A drilling contract has been let to
drill for oil on sfva. D. C. Cannon's
place six miles north-west of town
and the lumber is now on the ground
for the derrick. Pipe and machinery
is also being placed on the ground so
that the drilling can begin as soon
as the derrick is finished. The drill-
ing is to be done by C. J. Dick, an
old and experienced driller. The
leases are held by Will Hollis and
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our sincere
thanks to our friends and neighbors
who were so kind and helpful in lay-
ing to rest our loving father, Mr. R.
Mr. and Mrs. U. A. DePue.
means of j|>r0ducing great wealth in
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Chner Coldiron Killed
Elmer Coldiron was shot on Willow-
hole Prairie Saturday night about ten
o'clock and died in the Bryan Sani-
tarium ^Sunday. Charges of murder
faiM been filed against Houston Neeley
by Sheriff Gibson and he gave bond grady.
to the amount of* $5000.00 ka ai#*t|if " abn*r "V
examining trial which will be held On
Saturday of this week befpre' Judge
Joe Whitley at North Zulch.
'' The trouble started when. NeSley's
Car ran, off into some deep rttts, ac
cordtog to a statement '/nSde to
$hei1ff Gibson, and young Coldirton
and some other boys came along and
offered to help him out. They fail-
ed^ however, in their efforts to get the
ear off a high center in the road, and
the trouble started, perhaps, about
Ybung Coldiron was abbut seven-
teen years old and the son of Mr.
Claud CoWiron. Neeley is said to be
about thirty Or thirty-five years old.
H. A. Turner has returned from
Catarina, where he spent several days
and says their new building will be
ready for occupancy by the 15th of
this month. He has already been sup-
plying many farmers in that section
with impliments for their farms and
says the outlook for his new business
is very flattering.
Bell and Talmage Ferrell were up only have so much space, and when it
from Houston to spend the week-end. is full—Finis.
Brack Wilson was down from Leon
county Saturday and reported that
farmers in his community were plant
ing corn right along.
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Program for March IV 1A28.
Subject:' "What Our Word* TeU
about Us." '
Matt. 27:14—Boyce Anderson.
James 1:19—Mary Lena Allen.
Order of Service:
Instrumental number: "Lord Speak
to Me that I May Speak."
Scripture lesson and comment.
Prov. 15:1-4—Claude Mclver.
Talks by superintendent.
1. What do our Words TeU?
2. Words that Hurt.
8. What Words Can Do.
Reading: "Be Careful What You
Poem: Talks on same.
Just-ra word of kindness spotan will
cheer a friend whoee heart is broken—
Just a Cheery "hello" from you.
There's no telling what it may do.-—
Just a low word of good advice may
purify i life of vice.—Weldon Wallace
Just be a friend to'all mankind, and
hosts of friends youll leave behind.—
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Song i "Wonderful Words of Life."
Jute?* few Words to think on.—
"If I knew that a word of mine,
A word not kind and true,
Might leetMrltt trace on a loved one's
I'd never speak harshly, would you?"
V Bible Drill—Frances Mclver.
Benediction. Psalm 19:14.
NORTH ZULCH CITIZEN DIES
Mr. John Cammack died at North
Zulch several days ago and the notice
had failed to reach the Meteor col-
umns until this week. We were de-
pending on our good correspondent to
give this report for us but for some
reason it was overlooked.
Mr. Cammack was one of the best
citizens of our county and the news
of his death will be received with re-
grets by his many friends.
Deceased was about 68 years old,
and leaves a large number of relatives
and friends to mourn his going.
Mrs. Laura Reeves of Route 2 call-
ed on The Meteor Tuesday and re-
newed her subscription. She also
paid for the paper to be sent to R. L.
Holcomb on Route 2.
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Knight, J. A. The Madisonville Meteor - And Commonwealth - (Madisonville, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 8, 1928, newspaper, March 8, 1928; Madisonville, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth192250/m1/1/: accessed March 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .