The Mexia Weekly Herald. (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 11, 1915 Page: 2 of 4
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Published Every Thursday by
N. P. HOUX.
ICditor and Proprietor.
One Year W-0#
Six Months 6°
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Entered as second-class matter
March 6, 1908, at the postoffice at
Mexla, Texas, under the act of Con-
gress of March 3, 1879.
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An exchange suggests that
new styles look like the women
are trying to outstrip each oth-
er in dressing.
Gen. Villa is again marching
on Agua Prieta and the Carran-
za army is getting ready to re-
ceive him again.
WHAT IS MEXIA DOING?
"Soldiers fired on from am-
bush," is the heading over a
Brownsville item. And still we
are watching and waiting.
"What material makes the
most lasting binding for
books?" asks the inquisitive
subscriber of Wharton. We
don't know what the material is
called, but it is used in binding
the Gideon Bibles that are
found in the rooms of the hotels
throughout the country.—Geo.
Bailey in Houston Post.
And also on some of the dust
covered books of like class that
are found in many homes. But
perhaps the dust is allowed to
remain as a protection to the
William Jennings Bryan may
be a friend to President Wilson,
but may the good Lord deliver
us from such friends.
"Signs in Mexico are pointing
to new improvement," so a head-
line tells us. But on the Texas
side the greasers are still shoot-
ing at our soldiers.
The new premier of France is
named Briand, but he is a fight-
er, for he says there will be no
peace treaty until there is a vic-
A Kentucky woman gave
birth to nine children in less
than two years, and seven of
them and the father are still
An advertiser in an exchange
wants to trade a second hand
hearse for an auto. Wants to
travel a little faster no doubt
and make business for the
The Kosse Cyclone thinks
that county politics will be turn-
ed upside down next year and
that some who now imagine
they are firmly seated in the
saddle are going to take a tum-
ble. All right; let 'em tumble.
The people lose nothing by a lit-
tle shaking up among the poli-
tics now and then. The curb-
stone politician, the slate maker,
the election fixer and the wire-
worker are useless luxuries and
we can afford to dispense with
Well, it will only be a few
weeks until the campaign will
be on in earnest, and then the
wool will fly for a few months.
Villa failed to even whip the
Carranza forces at Agua Prieta
and is now retreating to the in-
terior of Mexico. And this is
the d.f. that thought he could
whip Uncle Sam.
Gaby des Lys arrived in New-
York with 180 trunks. Gaby
wears a few clothes when she is
out on the street.—George Bai-
ley in Houston Post.
And few on the stage.
Uncle Sam is going to send a
flock of six airships through
the air from Fort Sill to San
Antonio. In their flight south-
ward the airmen will see some of
the finest country on earth.
Huerta may face a firing
squad in the City of Mexico as
a result of the confession of one
who assisted in the overthrow
of the Madero administration.
We hate to lose the old turtle-
faced hero in that way.—Tem-
Why? What's the dif. how
we lose him just so we lose the
Some day they are going to
discover an operation by means
of which the Conscience can be
removed. And when that day
comes the poor surgeons will be
busy night and day.—Luke Mc-
But still they will not have
all the people to work on, for
there are already thousands whn
never had a conscience.
The Herald has been favored
with an official document under
the frank of Congressman R. L.
Henry, which consists solely of
newspaper comments with re-
spect to the gallant efforts of
that worthy in behalf of the
cotton growers. While it is in-
teresting reading matter and a
subject perhaps that the people
should be informed upon, yet we
fail to see how such matter can
be justly considered public when
the ostensible purpose of it is to
boost his candidacy for United
States Senator.—Denison Her-
Tut, tut, tut, Bro. Ellis. They
all do it.
We have before us a late is-
sue of the China Press, an Eng-
list daily paper published in
Shanghai, China. It is dated
October 3rd and made pretty
good time getting over here.
The News looks just like any
other English paper, with the
exception of some Chinese char-
acters under the headline. It
has a pink section that looks
home like, and when we turned
over the- pages and found the
familiar face of Mr. Jiggs smil-
ing at us it was hard -to believe
that it was not one of our regu-
lar Texas dailies. The paper
was sent to Mrs. Houx by her
son, Arvin Epperson, who is a
quartermaster ort the Willming-
ton, one of Uncle Sam's fighting
ships, stationed at Hong Kong.
Some one asked the question,
What is Mexia Doing?
Mexia with her cheap natural
gas, with her city improvements
going on every day, with her re-
sources being placed before the
world every day and every day
something new for Mexia, some
new inquiry from some new
place. Have you stopped long
enough to notice the improve-
ment in the Mecca Cafe, have
you spoken a word of encour-
agement to Mr. DeCoursey.
Have you told him you were glad
to have him come among us? If
not do so.
And now' here is one other
great boost for our town, cheap
gas, just think of getting all the
gas you can consume in your
home for $4.00 per year. What
would Waco, Houston and Dal-
las or any other city in the world
give just for this one advantage.
We have it and yet some one is
Look around and see what
you have to be thankful for, get
your eyes opened to how we are
blessed, then go tell the man you
last talked with that you were
wrong, that you are sorry that
you are just a plain knocker.
See us as others see us. If you
will look at Mexia in this way
you will be a booster, vvhereever
you are found, for Mexia. If at
first you don't succeed try, try
again. Use this as your motto
and Mexia is bound to be found
in her place at the front on the
firing line with the best to offer
for Industrial plants.
Mr. Retail Dealer, how many
of you have ever written one line
in your letter to your wholesale
house telling that Mexia has
natural gas to burn and wanted
Industrial Plants, to burn it? I
dare say not one. Get in the
game then talk about getting
out. You have not started, you
don't know the first principle of
publicity and Commercial work,
get in a game before you can get
Effective NonI' and For Two Weeks
We will Sell 150 Velvet Hats at-
$1.00 $1.25 and $1.50
All Pattern and Fine Trimmed hats together with
all fancy Trimmings at a discount of—
331-3 pei cent for Cash Only
No Hats on approval, No Hats exchanged, No
Hats charged. We need the Money and must
have it—Come make you * selections at once.
For Saturday and Monday Only
5000 yards Remnants at One-Half Price
The Garland News recently
carried a big black headline ask-
ing the question: "Who is go-
ing to heaven from Garland."
So far no one has reported for
the trip. Perhaps the excur-
sion rates are not low enough.—
Probably they went broke on
the Dallas fair.—Austin Amer-
Or maybe the train will not
stop at Garland.
Two old men, one 78 years old,
the other 76, had a big fight in
Denison one day last week, and
one is sueing the other for per-
sonal injuries sustained as a re-
sult of the fracas. Usually at
the ages mentioned men are so
mellowed in temper that there's
not much fight in them, but for
this combat there was casus beli
extraordinary. There was a dis-
pute over some cotton seed, and
when a thing as valuable as a
cotton seed is at stake men for-
sake their accustomed compla-
cency and fly into a rage. One
Texas paper reports that cot-
ton seed are now so highly priz-
ed the men are wearing them as
stick pins and the women wear
them ear-bobs.—Honey Grove
That's Mexia, for last Satur-
day when seed were selling in
neighboring towns at from $35
to $38 here in Mexia they were
bringing $40. Bring your cot-
ton and seed to Mexia.
W. L. Murphy of Manitou,
Colo., is in the city on business
connected with his interests
In answer to the question of
the Thornton Hustler: "Are!
there any mermaids?" Major
N. P. Houx of the Mexia Herald,
replied, "Ask Lee J. Rountree, |
he has been down at Corpus;
Christi, by the sea, for a
month!" We regret to inform
such editors, of Major Houx,!
Major Ellis, Congressman Mc-j
Lemore, Will Edwards, Sam1
Harben and others, that there
are no such things as mermaids.
For several years these gentle-
men have made remarkable
statements about the mermaids
at Corpus Christi, but when in-
vestigated the report always
grew out of some wild boat ride
or nightmare. We think the
boys are perfectly honest in be-
lieving they have seen mermaids
in the bay at Corpus Christi in
the eventime, but the next
morning the whole thing was a
snare and a delusion.—George-
And now Lee Rountree as-
sures us that there is no such
thing as a mermaid. Says they
are only nightmares. Well, Lee,
they do not look that way to us
young fellows. Sorry to know-
that you are getting so old.
DISTRESS IN THE STOMACH.
There are many people who
have a distress in the stomach
after meals. It is due to indi-
gestion and easily remedied by
taking one of Chamberlain's
Tablets after meals. Mrs. Hen-
ry Padgham, Victor, N. Y.,
writes: "For some time I was
troubled with headache and dis-
tress in my stomach after eat-
ing, also with constipation.
About six months ago I began
taking Chamberlain's Tablets.
They regulated the action of my
bowels and the headache and
other annoyances ceased in a
short time." Obtainable every-
Have been slow for the past
eighteen months due to reasons
everybody knows about; and ev-
eryone KNOWS that, the SLOW
SALE OF J-AND has not lessen-
ed the REAL VALUE OF
LAND; but When Land Prices
Are Cut, the Over Loaded indi-
vidual does the cutting, just as
an intelligent teamster does his
over loaded wagon when in a
This is the case with the fol-
lowing two farms we have on
the market for the next thirty
days; about 100 acres of black
and mixed loam, about 85 to 90
acres in cultivation, has a fair
house and barn, fronting on first
class graded road, three fourths
of mile from good school. Price
of land adjoining this place is
$70 to $90 an acre, but in order
to reduce this fellows load, $45
an acre gets this block of land,
$800 cash, and long easy time
to pay balance.
Second tract, about 98 acres
mixed loam, (some gravel)
about 90 acres in cultivation,
fair house and barn, fronts on
first class road, one fourth mile
from school, price $42.50 per
acre, $1000 cash, balance long
time, and can use a pair of
horses or mules as part of cash
Our Land Loan Companies
urges us to send them new loans,
offering their usual easy time of
R. J. Ellington,
This distressing disease re-
sults from a disordered condi-
tion of the stomach, and can be
cured by taking Chamberlain's
Tablets. For sale by all dealers.
Read THE WEEKLY HERALD
The many friends of the con-
tracting parties were treated to
quite a surprise Monday night
at 8 o'clock when Mr. Carl Mat-
thews of our city and Miss Ethel
Robinson of Mexia, were united
in the holy bonds of wedlock at
the home of the bride's sister,
Mrs. F. H. Meier, Rev. J. T. Mc-
Keown saying the words which
joined these two lives. The
wedding was witnessed only by
a small number of immediate
relatives and friends.
Mr. Matthews is one of Daw-
son's most popular young men
and, having been reared to man-
hood among us, is well and fa-
vorably known by our entire cit-
izenship. He numbers his
friends by his acquaintances.
Miss Robinson's home was in
Mexia and she was here on a
visit to her sister, Mrs. F. H.
Meier. She has only been in the
city a short time, but on account
of her admirable disposition she
has made friends of all whose
good fortune it was to meet her.
The Herald joins the friends
of this happy couple in extend-
ing congratulations and wishes
for them a long, happy and
prosperous journey on life's sea.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Robinson of
our city, and was born and rear-
ed here and has many friends
with whom we join in extend-
WHEAT TOR SALE
Red Metranian Wheat at
$1.25 per bushel.
J. J. Beckham,
9DltWlt Mexia, Texas.
FOOT BALL SPECJAL
Mr. Leon Dismuke of Dallas,
division passenger agent of the
H. & T. C., was in the city Tues-
day and announced that on Nov.
19th the H. & T. C. will run a
special to College Station ac-
count foot ball game between
the A. & M. college and the State
The train will pass Mexia at
10:15 a. m. and arrive at Col-
lege at 1 p. m. Returning leave
College at 6 p. m. and arrive
Mexia about 8:45.
Fare for the round trip from
There will be a lunch car on
this train so that people will not
have to depend on getting din-
ner at College.
This will be the first game be-
tween A. & M. and University
for three years and promises to
be a live stunt.
OUR JITNEY OFFER-
DON'T MISS THIS. Cut out
this slip, enclose with five cents
to Foley & Co., Chicago. 111.,
writing your name and address
clearly. You will receive in re-
turn a package containing Fo-
ley's Honey and Tar Compound,
for coughs, colds and croup.
Foley Kidney Pills and Foley Ca-
thartic Tablets. For sale by H.
Mrs. Ben Smith and little
daughter. Miss Margarite, left
Wednesday afternoon for New
Orleans, to visit the family of
Mrs. John Ezell for a few days.
J. L. Lewis had business in
Calvert Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. J. W. Kincheloe left
Wednesday afternoon for Waco,
to visit the family of her daugh-
ter, Mrs. L. H. Kincheloe, for a
O. L. Robinson had business
in Wortham Tuesday afternoon.
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Houx, N. P. The Mexia Weekly Herald. (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 11, 1915, newspaper, November 11, 1915; Mexia, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth292326/m1/2/: accessed June 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Gibbs Memorial Library.