The Mineola Daily Argus (Mineola, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 16, Ed. 1 Sunday, February 15, 1903 Page: 1 of 4
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MINEOLA, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 15, 1903.
Special Notice, Ladies!
We have on display this week a beau-
tiful line of Laces and Embroideries.
Our Spring Stock is arriving. It was
bought early while we could get the pick of
Patterns and Qualities.
Yours for Economy and Solid Satis-
LOCAL OPTION FOR WOOD COUNTY.
Reasons for Espousing Local Option and for;
Opposing the Saloon,
Notice to Subscribers.
Beginning Tuesday morn-
ing, Feb. 13th, all subscrip-
tions will be discontinued
which have not been paid for
in advance. If you appre-
ciate The Argus, you will be
willing to pay for it in ad-
vance. If you do not ap-
preciate it, we do not want
you to have it. Don't wait
for us to ask you for the
subscription money, bnt hand
it to us when you see us on!
W e have reduced the
monthly subscription price
from 60 cents to 50 cents,
v/hich will be made to ap-
ply to all past payments as
wall as future Ones.v Tne'
weekly price will remain 15
cents a week.
The paper is delivered free
every morning in all that
part of the city embraced in
the old corporation limits.
If the carrier boy fails to
leave your paper, please no-
tify us at once. Don't for-
get we have a phone, and
don't forget that we will al-
ways appreciate any nev/s
item you may give us.
Sims & Co. carry a com-
plete line of feedstuffs, seed
oats, corn, bran, etc. tf.
makes a specialty of
serving appetizing hot
and cold lunches.
So come in when hun-
gry and let us serve
you right -and to your
ROBINS & HENRY.
Restaurant and Confectionery,
Successors to Z. B. Gilliam. "
We make a specialty of
handling only the choicest
Meats, Lard, etc,, and you
*2 will always receive high
treatment at our market.
J. C. WOOD, Proprietor,
: : Call at
Dry Goods Store
and see the nice
Beautiful Pearl Buttons
in the Show Case
Let Us Know
Promptly when you fall to
receive The Argus by 9
o'clock every morning ex-
cept Monday. Ring 65 and
'Phone us the
No. is 65.
At the outset, we wish to sj y tha*: we recognize the !
right of every one to entertain'lis honest convictions on
the question as to the advisability of adopting local j
option, that we accord sincerity and honesty of purpose to
our adversaries, and that nothing that we may say is in-
tended to trespass upon the feelings of any person. We
have no grudge to gratify, no vengeance to reek, no spleen
to vent. We harbor no ill feeling toward any individual
in this matter, and what we may say and do is aimed at'
the traffic and not at the dealer at the business and not1
at the man in the business, and is intended to accomplish
what we believe will be for the greatest good to the
greatest number. Then let us reason together.
Why should we advocate and vote for local option?;
We answer: Because local option will conduct largely to
insure the public peace and good order of society in the i
county; because it will do away with the rowdyism and j
desperadoism that ever and anon breaks out at oi- is trace-!
able to the saloon and the liquor traffic; because it will aid
very effectually in purifying elections; because it will re-!
move from the young men and boys of our county the
temptations and allurements that are spread before their!
eyes every day that the saloon stands open with its wines
mantling in the bottles and giviag their "color in the cup;"
because it will take from a great number of unfortunate
men who cannot, or do not, <*bntrol their appetites for
liquor, the immediate and consent temptation and oppor-
tunity to spend for useless intc ^icants their hard earned
money which should go to prov de comforts for their fam-
ilies; because local option will piace business on a natural
and solid basis, invite maniTacturing and educational in-
stitutions to our towns-a? '*he ,^st of citizenship to our
with joy, peace ana love'the hearthstones of many a home
whose joy has been turned into heartache, whose peace
has been turned into confusion and strife, whose fond and
holy love has been chilled into cold indifference and cruel
neglect, and whose bright hopes have been turned into the
gloom of black despair by the demon of strong drink.
Why should we oppose the saloon and the liquor traf-
fic? We answer: Because the saloon, the indispensable
handmaid of the liquor traffic, is a nuisance, so pronounc-
ed by the consensus of the world's best thought and judg-
ment, because it is a place where temptations of the most
deadly, enticing and irresistable kind are flaunted before
the eyes of the public; because it is a place where men,
under the excitement or of conviviality, or of appetite,
drink to excess, and thence career the streets in a murder-
ous frenzy, or wallow in the gutter in beastly drunken-
ness, or stagger home to terrorize and maltreat a helpless
family; because it is a place where energy and capital are
squandered and dissipated which, but for the saloon,
would be utilized for the common good; because it
Spring and Summer
Will not arrive until March. We want to fell
new, fresh goods and not goods that lay in the shelf a
month or two before anyone buys, consequently they will
not arrive before the last of March.
When they do get here you will see the best assort-
ment, nicest line of \
Spring and Summer Dress Goods,
V/hite Goods, Embroideries,
Laces, Ladies' Underwear, Hosiery,
Ladies' & Childrens' Slippers,
Etc., that you have ever seen in Mineola.
arrival at the proper time.
Our New Millinery Goods
Will Arrive Sooner.
Watch for their |
Any fact or event concern-
ing anybody or anything
known to others or in which
Strayed:—Mo u se-co lor ed
mule, 15 hands high, 6 years old,
has a touch of the heaves, left
with blanket and halter on. Will
pay reasonable reward for re-
turn of mule to Thos. Riley,
The Argus is here to stay.
Did you know it?
Fifteen cents a week or
50 cents a month gets The
The City Bakery.
We constantly* have a large supply of
nice, wholesome, appetjfcihg loaf bread,
cakcs, pies, etc, and make a specialty
of serving our customers witn fresh
brcadatuna and not the stale kind.
26 A. B. WEBB, Prop.
Left by the editor of this
paper in some store or busi-
ness place late yesterday
evening. Return to our of-
fice and get reward.
For a quick, smooth, easy shave or
an up-to-date hair cut go to the ton-
sorial parlor of C. H. McAdams on
west side of Johnson street. 12.
We solicit the business of
everyone who endorses our
efforts to help .advertise Min-
others may reasonably be eola. If you desire the up-
supposed to have an interest building and advancement
which can be displayed in the1; of Mineola and tributary
soorfaTpo^siblelil^er"Its"de-; bility,' tfien cooperate with
velopment is the kind of j and join us in our efforts to J
news we want, and we want j that end by giving us your N
our readers to help us se-1 patronage, both advertise- \
cure it. I ments and subscriptions.
Bought Before the Advance!
*We have juit received a car cf the celebrated World's Fair Flour, which
was bought before the advance In price, and are thus enabled ts fell it
v* VERY CHEAP
And still make our customary profit. This flour Is guaranteed to t>e fir.,1-
class, or your money will be refunded if it fails to g've perfect Eatisfaelior.
L. D. CALLOWAY & CO.
The opportunity is now To Our Country Friends,
afforded the people of Min- When in Mineola call fit
eola of having a first-class our office and tell us the
H.C.GEDDIE. V. B. HARRIS.
GEDDIE & HARRIS,
Not*rk " /
Mineola, - • - « • Tcxaa.
1 " 1 1
The Argus is now
delivered in the residence
portion of town as well as
in the business section. If
you fail to get the paper reg-
ularly notify us at once.
Staple and Fancf
. v ■ • ,-*■
Caters to the Patronage of
the people by handling only
choice meats, lard etc. All
purchases from 15 cents up,
delivered free to any part of
I am always in the market
for fat beeves and hogs.
of the bum and the sot, the rendesvous of the gambler,
and the natural ally of the disorderly house; because it is
a place where many a wife is widowed, where many a
mother's heart is broken, where thousands of children are
orphaned, where many a home is made desolate and where
many a soul is damned.
Can any one with the facts staring him in the face,
and the gosts of lost hopes .and the wrecks of wasted
lives stalking daily before his eyes, say that this indict-
ment is not true in every particular? Then is it not
strange that any one can be found who, with the "milk of
human kindness", trickling through his; nature, will rise up
and by word defend and by vote maintain the saloon and
the liquor traffic?
The time has come when Wood county must act.
The question is up to her people. Will the people of Wood
county deliberately vote to fasten upon themselves the
saloon, with its manifold and increasing evils and blight-
ing influences? Will they vote to link together the home
and the grog-shop? What answer to this question will the
determined to do our part, j one of our copy hooks
Will you, reader, do yours?;found in all tne stores.
THE BRADFORD DRUG CO.,
(Successors to V. T. HART & SON)
S. L. BRADFORD, & Ma nr. get',
Odor the people of Mineola and surrounding country a dm?, prescription and
cannot be excello'l in ea:;t Texas. Prcscrip-
pioprietry medicine service which
tion work a specialty. We also cany a complete
\ per, paints, oils, etc.
lino of school books, wall pu-
Give us a chance to serve you
and we will treat you right.
THE BRADFORD DRUG COMPANY.
' 1 ■
Little Miss Enid Shaub
gave a birthday party at the
home of her mother, Mrs.
New Barber Shop.
A. Shultz has rented a
section in the right front side
of his restauraut, which will
of her 9th anniversary.
Quite a number of her little
ballot give on the 7th day of March? From the encourag- o'clock, in commemoration
ing reports that we have received from various sections of - - - -
the county, we feel assured that Wood county will join
her neighbor counties and take her stand on the side of
the home and of progress. To this end, let every one
talk, work, pray and vote.
The Local Option Executive Committee,
Ed Green, in tin's city yester- j be partitioned next Monday,
day afternoon from 4 to 6 to A. Young of Terrell, who
will put in a
at ©nee. Mr.
not operate the
friends were present and all i shop himself but*hire some
enjoyed a pleasant time. J good barbef to conduct it..
Refreshments were served. ~ * L ~r ■ .
A heavy ram fell last
kecutive ujmmittee, A neavy ram ien
V. B. Harris, Chairman, j Subscribe for The-Dah/t Argus, night bnd this morning.
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