The Post-Signal (Pilot Point, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 7, Ed. 1 Friday, October 14, 1910 Page: 1 of 12
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PILOT POINT, TEXAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1910.
CATCH SHERLOCK HOLMES
AND GET $25 IN GOLD
Mysterious Man Defies Your Detective Skill
He Will be at Russell Bros. & Cos. store
Twice Every Day and Moving Pic-
ture Performances Dunug the
Next Two Weeks.
Are you a catcher of criminals
or have you any aspiration to
become a detective, ora sleuth of
the same world-wide reputation
as the famous character from the
pen of A. Conan Doyle? If so
you have the chance not alone to
try your skill, but also to become
acquainted with methods and
skill of the greateet deteotive the
world has ever known. The
mysterious Sherlock Holmes will
be in Pilot Point for two weeks.
While you have an opportunity
to watch him closely and catoh
him if you can, he may be in the
.guise of a beautiful woman or
even an old feeble man. He is
an ordinary looking individual,
medium size---well, just a plain,
ordinary looking man. Do you
balieve that any man can
successfully elude you for the
The mysterious Sherlock
Holmes will be in Russell Bros.
& Co's store twice each day
during the great 16-days Sale.
Can you catch him? If you can,
and can say these words you ean j
make$25 in gold. All you have'
to say is "You are the mysterious I
Sherlock Holmes of The Post-'
Signal and the man who buys his
goods from Russell Bros. & Co.,
the men who beat the price and
own the fastest growing store in
Pilot Point." Now that's easy.
You must have in your hand a
ticket of some purchase made in
Russell Bros. & Co's store during
the great 16-days carnival sale
and the latest issue of The Post-
Remember, the mysterious
Sherlock Holmes will appear in
Russell Bros. & Co's store twice
each day and at the performances
of the Moving Picture Show
during the two weeke.
Remember what to say—"You
are the mysterious Sherlock
Holmes of The Post-Signal and
the man who buys his goods from
Russell Bros. & Co, the men
who beat the price and own the
fastest growing store in Pilot
Point." Now that is easy to
say. Catch him and get the big,
bright shiney $25.00 in gold.
Remember he is in Russell Bros.
& Co's store twice each day, and
at the Moving Picture Show
during the two weeks. Catch
him if you oan.
(See large Ad in this Issue)
Mothers' Congress Day
At The Texas State Fair, October
First session opens 10 a. m. in
There will be addressee by men
and women on subjects bearing
upon the welfare of the child in
the Home, in the School and in
Dr. S. P. Brooks, President of
Baylor University, a man of
broad experience and authority
on educational subjects, will
speak at the afternoon session,
taking for his subject, "The
Duty of the Home, the Sohool
and the State to the Child."
Dr. A. L. Andrews, pastor
Grace Methodist Church, Dallas,
will speak on "The Fathers's
Responsibility in the Home."
Miss Flora Saylor, Secretary
of the Central Council of Social
Workers, will address this Con-
ference on "The Dependent De-
linquent Child." She will not
only discuss the conditions which
produce the dependent child but
will point out ways and means of
Other ppeakers who will be
announced later will aid in
making Mothers' Congress Day
one of the attractive features of
the Texas State Fair.
Good music will intersperse
the program. Free Literature
on "How to Organize Parents
and Teacher? Clubs," also books
and leaflets on different phases
of child life will be available at
our Literature Table.
Badges will be furnished all
those interested in or attending
Editor Spencer of the Aubrey
Herald was a welcome caller at
the Post-Signal office Wednes-
day. He stated that the next
effort to get oil by the Aubrey
company would be within the
limits of the town, and if they
fail in getting oil a good supply
of water can be counted on, and
perhaps a flowing well.
open. The open season for
quails begins Nov. 1 and ends
Feb. 1, and the daily limit is
twenty-five birds for one hunter.
Quail shooting has the largest
number of devotees, but quails
have not been abundant for sev-
eral years, and the prospects
for the coming season are not
At the end of another month
the Texas hunting season will be
When trading say "I saw your
Ad in The Post-Signal."
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DALLAS STATE FAIR
Visitors will be able to see a very attrac-
tive and instructive display of the famous
"South Bend Watch," frozen in a cake of
solid ice. Also a complete stock of their en-
So while there don't fail to see it for it
will be "time" well spent.
Located in Main Building.
Lewisville and vicinity is in a
more prosperous condition than
for years. A splendid wheat and
oat crop was harvested, farmers
made more than enough corn to
do them, the cotton crop is an
average in yield and the price
high. Why shouldn't everyone
feel good? In our little city
hardly a vacant dwelling house
oan be had and all the bueiness
houses are occupied and new
bricks being built. Business is
brisk and everybody at work—
except those who are too lazy or
well fixed financially.—Lewis-
The census bureau last week
announced the population of San
Antonio as 96,614, making it the
largest town in the state. Dallas
comes next with a population of
92,104, Fort Worth 73,212 and
Galveston, 36,981, showing a de-
crease of 2,808 in the past ten
years. Taking into considera-
tion what Galveston has gone
through with in the past ten
years, this is a splendid showing
and the town is to be congratu-
lated. Dallas is the most dense-
ly populated town, showing 4,978
inhabitants to the square mile,
while Houston shows 4,925 and
San Antonio 2,683.—Honey
The writer is not a pessimist,
but submits this as a fact. If the
average man finds a five-dollar
bill on the 9treet, his first emotion
is not one of exultation over his
good fortune in finding the five,
but is one of regret that it wasn't
Mrs. H. D. Harrison of Fort
Worth is here the guest of her
sister, Mrs. N. Wilson.
Texas Needs Factories
Galveston, Texas, Oct. 13.—
"Texas needs factories" said
Capt. J. C. Jargon, who has spent
twenty years commanding:
vessels loaded with cotton and
other raw materials bound for
English ports. "It seems to me
that I have carried as many bales
of cotton to England as there are
riass fleeting Held.
Last Friday night at the K. of
P. Hall the citizens met in mass
to discuss the question of provid-
ing more room for the Manual
Training Department of the
Public School. J. B. Pondrom
was elected chairman who after
explaining the object of the
meeting called on others for
sands on the sea shore and every their views. Prof. Weisner
bale represents an economic loss made a short talk explaining the
of from $50 to $75 to Texas and pressing needs and the results if
I hope the day is not far distant something was not done at once.
when our outgoing vessels will
be loaded with the finished pro-
ducts of our factories and the
homeward voyage with raw
material from the farms and
mines of foreign countries" said
the old salt as he tied up his
vessel at the Galveston wharf
for a load of Texas cotton.
Mrs. F. A. Tompkins in behalf
of the Ladies Clubs expressed
their willingness to-operate in
doing all they could toward the
cause. After expressions from
several others present a com-
mittee was appointed to solict
funds to use in purchasing a
building and moving on the
"We have been 60 busy pass- School lot. About $750 will be
ing laws that we have stiffled in- required. This amount should
be easily subscribed by our
citizens and will be, but every
one will have to come up and do
his or her part. The committee
composed of Mrs. Tompkins,
Mrs. W. B. McShan, Mrs. J. R.
Windle, Mrs. J. B. Pondrom, Dr.
O. C. Buster, W. H. Ledbetter,
J. R. Jones and Dr. F. U. Paint-
er have been soliciting this week
and have between $350 and $400
subscribed and will see all those
who have not been called upon
as soon as they can.
Funeral of flarion Skinner
•- | The funeral services of Marion
Ruling On Election Law. j H. Skinner who died at Terr roll,
Several knotty points on the1 Texas, at 8 o'clock Wednesday
dustry and I am glad to see the
Texas Commercial Secretaries
Association throwing out the life
lines to industrial enterprises.
That organization is a beacon
light to industry and is doing a
great work for Texas. There
seems to be a storm of legisla-
tion sweeping the entire country
but if Texas could only become a
haven of refuge many a storm
tossed vessel would seek her
quiet waters and it takes industry
to build up the country," said
the old sailor who loves Texas as
a seaman loves the ocean.
election law have been decided
by Assistant Attorney General
Rowland, who answers several
questions propounded as follows:
1. It was held that if a man
fails to pay his poll or other tax,
thisdoes not render him ineligible
to run for any office, except that
of a member of the legislature.
2. If a candidate for an office
fails to have his name placed on
the ballot on account of time
having expired, or for other
reasons, and his friendB desire
him to run for an office, they can
write his name on the ballot and
such candidate can run as an
3. An illiterate voter has the
right to call on an election judge
to help him prepare his ballot.
4. The intent of a voter in
casting his ballot for a candidate
shall be considered in counting
the votes; that is, if the name is
misspelled or the initials wrong,
the vote shall be counted if it is
the intention of such voter to
vote for such candidate.
5. Where a man has tendered
the amount of his tax due the
state and it has been accepted by
the collector, it was held that the
actual payment of tax is com-
A certain man in Vernon who
has has been in the habit of
wiping the dishes for his good
good wife became tired of the ... . , ...
l- j 4 ,j u u in the early days, returning here
practice and told her he was go- . , , e
r 0 I acta in ft fflw vpnru a cm fr* Kn
morning Oct. 5, was held at the
City Cemetery last Friday morn-
ing at 10 o'clock, conducted by
Rev. J. F. Segrav«8. The re •
mains arrived here Thursday
night accompanied by his son,
Jesse, his only child.
Marion H. Skinner was born
near Pilot Point on Dec. 5, 1858.
Was married to Miss Eunice
Yanoy Jan. 2, 1888 who pro-
ceeded him in death on June 29th
1907. He has been a citizen of
Pilot Point all his life and leaves
a father Mr. Dick Skinner, a
brother Sam Skinner, and a son
Those who attended from out
of town were Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
Franklin of Wichita Falls, Mr.
and Mrs. Bob Carruth of Celina
and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Tisdal of
south east of here.
Mr J. R. Bryant celebrated
the 81st anniversary of his birth-
day last Saturday, Oct. 8, with a
nice dinner to which a few
friends and relatives were invit-
ed. The dinner was furnished,
prepared and served by Mrs.
Cagle, Mrs. Perry, Mrs. Jackson
and Mrs. Bryan, and was a most
elegant and tempting repast.
Mr. Bryant is among the oldest
of our oitizens. He has been in
Texas since 1842 and was a
citizen of Pilot Point a few years
ing to quit it. She asked him if
she would show him from the
Bible that it was his duty to
wipe the dishes would he con-
tinue to do so, and he readily
consented. She got the Bible
and turned to 2 Kings 21:13 and
read: "And will wipe Jerusalem
as a man wipeth a dish, wiping
it and turning it upside down."
He gave in and now dutifully
performs his task.—Vernon Call.
again a few years ago to be near
his children. Mr. Bryant is yet
quite hearty for one of his age.
Those present besides Mr. and
Mrs. Bryant were: Mr. and
Mrs. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. D.
J. Moffitt, Mrs. A. B. Cagle, Mrs.
Hannah Perry, Mrs. Bryan and
a number of the grand children.
We all wish Mr. Bryant yet
many returns of the day.
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