The Post-Signal (Pilot Point, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, October 21, 1910 Page: 1 of 8
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PILOT POINT, TEXAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBKK21, 1910.
In An Open Letter to tha Sleuths ot' Pilot Point Mr.
Holmes Assures them of Ilis Good Intentions.
Absolutely Invites Your Capturei Announ-
ces his program for two days, Friday
and Saturday. See this Mysterious
Man at Kussoll Brother* Co.
On the days merationed above
there will be ample and abund-
ant opportunities to 'round up'
the wily gentleman all you have
to do is to catch him—have the
latest issue of the Post-Signal
and a ticket of some purchase
made from Russell Bros Co. dur-
ing the great 16 day sale and
"You are the Mysterious Mr.
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 Btore in
Mr. Holmes' letter:
"Really folks, this weather is
the very best for me, makes my
work of eluding you very pleeas-
ant, I can stand around in the
beautiful sunshine, whittle, chew
tobacco and yawn with the great-
est of comfort, or I can don the
most airy attire, and feel perfect-
ly at ease—however you have me
"dead to rights" if you eee some
one who looks like me wear-
a heavy overcoat and fur cap—
for I have already expressed my-
self as liking the balmy weather,
bo you may know that if I come
out disguised as Peary or Cook,
that I am doing so for the sake
of comfort, I thought I was
a 'goner' yesterday when some
sweet little girl of perhaps 16
summers, tightly clasping all the
necessary 'dope.' came tripping '
up towards me, slightly to one
side of me she 'spilled, to a young
man of rather tender years, say*
ing in that sweet way school girls
have—"You are the Mysterious
Mr. 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 grow-
ing store in Pilot Point. "I was
greatly relieved and would
have been on my way had not I
tarried to enjoy the embarrass-
ment of the young man who
looked like me. I wish to say a
few[words that may aid you in
capturing me, while I desire to
enrich my reputation for going
uncaught and eluding you. I
also wish to give you a few
paints. There is one feature of
the chase that it is quite likely
many people are overlooking. It
must be taken for granted of
course, that I am living in some
house in the city, it is even pos-
sible that I am living in the
same house with some earnest
sleuth who is now reading this
letter. I am compelled to take
chances like this. Every person
who rents rooms or runs a hotel,
should more than "size up" their
present tenants, then again it
must be taken into consideration
that being unlike the celebrated
Dr. Tanner, it is quiet necessary
that I eat three meals a
day. I may be seen inspecting
the new buildings being erected
in Pilot Point. I may be seen
"Now listen. If you see a
suspect while he is eating, don't
tackle him. It is really unwise.
Don't say anything until he has
reached the toothpick stage. If
you are fooled again it might be
just posiblse that he could not
grasp the humorous side of the
situation and might proceed to
destroy your own appetite with
a few 'Jeffriesonians' where the
bottle got the cork.
"Right here I want to impress
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.
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on your minds that it is quite
neccessary that you know and
should learn what to say, should
you get a line on the man who
means $25 difference to you.
Don't say 'You are mysterious
Holmes of Russell Bros. Co. and
Post-Signal the man who beat
the price'—but hand it to your
suspect oalmy and dearly with
the latest issue of the Post-Sig-
nal and a ticket of some purchase
at Russell Bros. Co. The mo-
ment I am properly challenged I
will admit my identity and will
accompany you to Russell Bros.
Co. store where you will be the
possessor of 25 big bright shiny
"When you state the words
right you will say, "You are the
Mysterious Mr. Sherlock Holmes
of the Post-Signal and the man
who buys his goods from Russell
Brothers Co., the men who beat
the price and own the fastest
growing store in Pilot Point.
"Many a man has looked me
in the face and given me that
•wobbly feeling' at the knees,
but so far I am Btill your friend,
the Mysterious Mr. Sherlock
"P. S.---You have an opportu-
nity each day to'nail'your Un-
cle Hiram at Russell Brothers
Co's Store, and I will be at the
Moving Picture Show during
the performances each week.
Yours for $25.
Wellman's Airship Lost.
Walter Wellman started last
Saturday from Antlantic City,
N. J., in an attempt to cross the
Atlantic Ocean with his big air-
ship "America." With him
were four assistants. They
made fair progress for a day or
two but were caught by adverse
winds and storms and blown
back toward the coast. Fearing
the airship was about to collapse
they, with the wireless apparatus
they carried, got in communica-
tion with a vessel and were re-
scued, about 150 miles off Cape
Hatteras. When they out their
life boat loose from the "America
the big airship rose rapidly and
was soon lost to view. This
looks like a foolhurdy undertak-
ing, but is probably only the
first of many future attempts to
orobs the ocean by the air route.
The steamship has conquered
the sea and made ocean travel
about as safe as on land, and the
airship may in time do the same.
Fair Special Wrecked.
The special train put on during
the Fair between Gainesville and
Dallas was wrecked Saturday
night on the return trip as it was
nearing Gainesville. The engine,
tender and four coaches left the
track and went into a ditch. The
fireman was killed being crushed
under the engine. The engineer
was badly scalded and bruised.
The tender was driven almost
through the combination baggage
and passenger oar and the break-
man and conductor were injured.
There were only three passeng-
ers, a white man and two negros
and all were slightly injured.
The Pennsylvania Railroad
Company has purchased five
aores south of Polk street in
Chioago for an extension of its
freight terminals, and buildings
are being torn down to make
way for the tracks. The improve-
ment is said to bo a part of the
company's project to build a
$20,000,000 passenger station on
the site of the Union Station at
Canal and Adama streets. The
price was $1,800,000, or $1 a
Potter County Handate.
Austin, Tex., Oct. 19.—The
mandate in the Potter County
local option election case has
been issued out of the Second
Supreme Court of Appeals at
Fort Worth, which contest the
wets won, and today the Con-
troller took the necessary steps
toward issuing new licenses in
The county is entitled to nine-
teen saloons under the new law
passed on population and the
Controller will issue the licenses
up to that number as fast as the
papers are prepared, which will
take but a few days.
There is now a contest p ending
on the second local option
election, which the antis won*
It is understood that the latter
contest may be abandoned and
another election ordered.
Eight grizzled warriors who
survive the once famous U. S.
Zouave cadets, of which Col.
Elmer Ellsworth who was the
first officer killed in the Civil
War, was the original command-
er, sat down to a banquet Oct. 11
at the WeUingham Hotel in
Chicago. It was the last re-
union. The roll was called for
the last time and never again
will the famous Chicago Zouaves
meet under the old flag to recount
the tales of war and battles.
Gentry Bros. Show Here.
The famous trained animals
show of Gentry Bros, was the at-
traction Wednesday bringing
quite a crowd to town to view the
parade and take in the afternoon
performance. The show is a
delight to both old and young
and a fins entertainment.
A severe storm which came
out of the West Indies the early
part of this week did much dam-
age at Key West, Tampa and
St. Augustine and less damage
along the Atlantic coast, and
then passed out to sea. During
the storm the velocity of the
wind reached at places, ninety
miles an hour.
Georgia Day at the Dallas Fair
is today, and the "Goober grab-
biers" will use peanuts for badg-
Rev. J. L. Truett will preach
at Calvary Baptist church at the
usual hours Saturday and Sun-
Jacob Majors left this week
for Southerland Springs, South
Texas, whore he expects to make
Dr. F. U. Painter is having a
new barn built to take the place
of the one which burned last
A large number of the Pilot
Point citizens have been to the
Dallas Fair this week and many
others are expecting to go during
the coming week.
Mrs. E. B. Hardie and Mrs. D.
J. Moffitt left last Saturday for
Taylor to spend the week with
Rev. J. A. Held and family.
Rev. J. L. Truett, N. H.
Stanley and Mr. Jim Davidson
attended the Denton County
Baptist Association at Krum thie
F. M. Lark returned Tuesday
from Terrell where he went to
his daughter. He reports
The record prioe of 30 cents a
pound was made at Clarksville,
Wednesday, for a bale of cotton.
It was long staple. One farmer
sold three bales for $412,92. The
seed whioh is worth $2 a bushel
will run the total of the three
bales to over $600.
The Reoord and Chronicle re-
ports that some Denton parties
while riding out in an auto re-
cently saw a fine looking black-
tail deer—the first deer that has
been seen in Denton county in
Mortgage blank* for sale at this oltiec
her no better mentally but
asonably will physically.
J. N. Russell of Hereford and
Earl Gough who is attending
school at T. C. U. were here this
week the guests of Mrs. J. N.
Russell and H. M. Russell.
Mrs. J. W. Chalk returned last
Friday from Dallas and was ac-
companied home by Mrs. J. C.
Webster who is the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. L. McFar-
Mrs. S. W. Norwood and Miss
Cleo Small, of Shamrock, Texas,
after attending Grand Chapter
Eastern Star at Austin, visited
with Mrs. Ada Koger Friday and
Saturday of last week.
At the Dallas Fair Monday
Minor Heir, Lady Maud C., and
George Gano, 3 of Mr- Savages
famous horses, and the fastest
in the world, gave an exhibition
race making the mile in 1:59 1-2
only 1-2 second above the worlds
record. They ran again Wed-
nesday but made the mile in 2:04
but the last quarter in 28 seconds,
whioh was at the rate of a mile
Groceries, Fruits, Produce,
Galvanized ware, Lamps
Lanterns, Stoneware, Oats,
Chops, Bran, You Want
FLAKE & HALE.
WE HAVE IT
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