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which find a high and ready market at Mineral
Wells, the thousands of visitors here annually make Not less than fifty hotels and boarding houses,
the great health resort the best local market in Texas where the visitor can secure accommodations from $5
for all farm, garden and orchard products. to $18 per week, according to the entertainment he
desires. If the visitor should happen to arrive when
THE PLACE TO COME.
the town was crowded he can readily secure accomTaking
the whole State of Texas in review, there
Taking the whole State of Texas in review, there modations at private houses, yet this contingency
is no more enjoyable place to spend the summer, or
~~~~~~~~~~o ~~~seldom happens.
winter, for that matter, than Mineral Wells.
The business man cannot go to the mountains Two dentists.
very handily, because it is too far. He can come over Five lawyers.
to Mineral Wells, remain a few days, talk to his One cigar factory.
clerks over the long distance telephone if necessary, One steam bakery.
have a good time and return home refreshed with One architect.
but little time spent, and be only out of pocket a few
One steam laundry.
The clerk in the busy big stores can easily secure a Two racket stores.
week or ten days vacation, come over to Mineral One photograph gallery.
Wells on a cheap round trip ticket, and spend the Five drug stores.
time most profitably. Three jewelers.
The traveling man gets weary of being constantly
on the wing, and longs for a near-by place to pleas
Two livery stables.
antly while away a week or two. Two transfer, passenger and freight lines.
Two lumber yards.
One ice plant, twelve and one-half tons capacity.
One electric light and power plant.
LOVERS' RETEApospctoanyOne telephone exchange, with long distance connections.
_Th~ same wtppialtwkolOne brick plant, employing thirty men.
Two newspaper plants, one daily and two weeklies.
Three bath houses, one brick.
.,_~:~.~~~~~~~~ Not less than one hundred mineral wells of differ...._
bu thedoctorshustent degrees of mineral strength.
Seven pavilions, where the visitors are served
with water at a nominal price.
Three butcher shops.
One abstract company.
Three live real estate dealers and the best future
L O V E R S ' R E T R EA T prospects of any city in Texas, without any excepThe
same with people in all the walks of life, Min
eral Wells offers a haven of refuge for them all.
Another important fact we desire to impress upon
TIf you are feeling tired and run down there is the public is this: Mineral Wells water will not cure
nothing so good for it as the mineral waters of this consumption. Many have come here for that disease,
city. but the doctors hustle them off as soon as possible.
MINERAL WELLS HAS'
MINERAL WELLS HAS: The waters do not particularly harm them, yet they
Two banks, one national and one private, with a
Two banks, one national and one private, with a receive no benefits. All such cases are referred to the
combined capital of $50,000. higher and dryer altitude of WVest Texas.
Four large exclusive dry goods stores and one
gents furnishing store. For excursion rates, etc., apply to any ticket agent
Two furniture stores, both carrying large stocks. or to
Ten grocery stores. E. P. TURNER,
Two hardware and implement houses. General Passenger Agent,
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