The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 25, Ed. 1 Friday, July 9, 1926 Page: 2 of 4
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One Year $1.50
at Mexia, Texas, as second class mail matter
under act of March S, 1879.
> Beetle I
Situation Is Problem.
flea beetle is making trouble for the farm-
every cotton producing state in the South.
~ i has not done serious damage to this sec-
have been sent out by the county agent from
If they are not controlled early in the season
^serious damage to Limestone county's bumper
erg and V. B. Gardner made an inspec-
l few days ago through the territory north of Mexia
the cotton crop in fine condition. They state that
i seem to have the beetle under control. However,
irts of the county report the condition serious.
cotton flea is a small green insect, one eighth of an
j, which hops about the cotton plant. It later develops
I'wings and flies from place to place. The flea destroys
cotton blossoms and therefore is very destructive
tf production of the cotton plant.
.The remedy given out by Paul G. Haines, county farm
|t has worked very successfully in controlling the beetle.
" lies says that arsenic poison has no effect on the flea
it sulphur distributed through powder dusters has
k;the<best method for controlling the insects.
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The condition of the cotton crop for the United States
June 25 was 75.4 per cent of normal, indicating a total
iduction of 15,635,000 bales, the crop reporting board of
5 agriculture department estimated last Friday.
A Very quiet Fourth of July was observed in Mexia Sun
T and Monday. The banks, newspaper, and most of the; the denizens of the underworld,
When an officer or a group of
officers become involved in a
political scandal or graft all they
must do to justify themselves in
the minds of their friend sym-
pathisers is to cry politics. All
the people that have received fav-
ors from this class to all those
that are so full of prejudice that
they declare that there is none
who will not practice graft if they
have a, chance, will fall in line
and cry politics. This has be-
come the custom from the high-
est office to the lowest. Within
the last few years a number of
senators, judges, governors, repre-
sentatives and various officers of
the highest rank have been ac-
cused and convicted of graft. A
far greater number have been ac-
cused and exonerated by the courts
because the courts were just as
corrupt as they were. After be-
ing exonerated they began to cry
politics. Their friends would take
up the refrain and cry politics.
If they were guilty why did
the courts not send them to the
pen? People who doubted the in-
tegrity of the courts would be
confronted with this question.
When the Chicago officers were
accused of being in collusion with
tea were closed on Monday to celebrate the 150th birth
I of our country.
Getting Out Newspaper No Soft Job.
Getting out a newspaper is no picnic; if we print jokes,
pie say we are silly; if we don't they say we are too ser-
we publish original matter, they say we lack variety;
s publish things Irom other papers, we are too lazy to
>; if we are rustling news, we are not attending to the
aess of our office. If we don't print contributions, we
; show proper appreciation; if we do print them, the pa-
is filled with junk. Like as not some fellow will say we
ped this from an exchange; so we did.
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, A PICTURE OF TEXAS
By N. P. HOUX
In my more than 40 years career as a printer and news-
er man I have traveled over a large portion of this coun-
—from the ice bound cities of far away Canada to the sun
led shores of Florida; from the modest and unassuming
lulls of the Alleghenies to the lofty mountain peaks of
Bockies; from the Lakes to the Gulf, and across the Rio
nd and far into Sunny Montezuma Land.
I have seen the majestic, snow capped mountains of
th America and far below the peaceful homes brighten-
fiie valleys rich in nature's golden harvest. Have seen the
id acres of corn, wheat and oats of the grain belt, the
ty cotton fields of the South, the fruit and truck lands of
Jornia and Florida, the sugar plantations of Louisiana;
tast pine forests of Wisconsin and the broad prairies of
cattle states; have admired the blooded race horses of
tucky and petted the Lilliputian cow ponies of Arizona;
3 crossed the "Fathers of Waters" from its head to its
th and fished in the mountain streams of Kentucky and
aessee that add their waters to its as it flows on to the
Yea, have visited many an oasis in this broad land, but
t here in Texas we have all of that—and more.
First in area, first in cotton, a leader in oil, gas, potash
other minerals, cattle, rice, cane, water melons and other
k, and everything that makes for a happy, contented peo-
ples and miles of paved roads leading in every direction,
tiful parks—in their natural grandeur, the greatest
ing beaches in the world, and health and pleasure resorts
JJere we have the mountains (minus the snow) and the
they began to cry politics. When
Albert Fall was accused of graft
in connection with the leasing the
Teapot Dome, he and his friends
began the cry of politics.
When James E. Ferguson was
impeached and convicted by a
senate of thirty-one of the strong-
est and best men in Texas some
years ago, he cried politics and
hundreds of people all over Texas
took up the cry and we have
heard this cry as his only de-
fense ever since.
I remember telling a good old
man how plain the evidence was
at the time of the trial and here
is what he said: "Why did they
not send him to the penitentiary?
I tell you it was all politics and I
shall vote for Jim as long as I
live." And he has so far.
I was on the grand jury some
years ago when it became the
duty of that body to investigate
the conduct of a certain county
officer in regard to the county's
part of the money that passed
through his hands. At the time
this officer was in the race for
re-election. I believed it was a
political trick and I said it was
all rotten politics; but before the
investigation was over I voted
for forty true bills and we could
easily have found that many more.
But his friends cried politics all
through the campaign.
A few days ago I was talking
to a man about an indictment
against a certain officer in Lime-
stone county. With a big oath
he said it was all politics to try
to best him in the coming elec-
Politics, indeed, is a great bul-
wark behind which corrupt offi-
cials seek vindication. It is strange
thfc oftleer k the ehtafest grafter
in ten tkmnnd but it ti mot
against tito law to exalt Ida to
It is different on the other
side. If yon know en officer to
bo corrupt and were to write an
article to that effefct for the news,
the editor could not afford to pub-
lish it. The newa company and
the writer could be sued and
prosecuted for libel and judgment
be rendered against them unlets
they prove every statement to be
All the freedom of the press
that is left i* in favor of graft
and corruption and the serious
part of it is: Where is it leading
us to ? Our young people are
getting the idea that they are all
doing ;t from the highest offi-
cial circles to the lowest and
why not I. The greatest grafters
are the smartest. They are the
leaders in society and in the
churches sometimes. They ride
in the finest cars and special
favors are passed around by them.
When election time rolls around
they rally around them all the
boot-leggers, criminals and the re-
cipients of his special favors and
put up a bold front and are
indeed hard to beat.
If we wish the next generation
to enjoy a free government. If
we want them to be free from
graft and corruption if office. In-
deed, if we want them to be hap-
py, we must avoid every appear-
ance of evil and vote for a clean
man for office. I, for one, will
not vote for a man who has been
accused of crime, who must put
in all his time in the campaign de-
fending himself for misconduct in
office. There are many good men
and women yet. I do not believe
all are corrupt. And for the sake
of the boys and girls of today I
shall condemn the wrong with my
H. W. TOLSON.
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Friday, July 9, it>m*
25 YEARS AGO
By N. P. HOUX
Stumps in cultivated fields are
a serious liability. They occupy
valuable land, foster the growth
of weeds, mar the appearance of
otherwise smooth fields, shelter
harmful insects and animals, and
prevent the efficient use of ma-
The Mexia Weekly Herald is
authorized to make the following
announcements for public office,
subject to the Democratic primary
From files of Mexia Weekly
Herald, July 5, 1901.
Miss Mary Brodnax of Central
Institute visited friends here the
The city fathers met yesterday
afternoon with Mayor Doyle pre-
siding, and Aldermen Corley, Wor-
them, McKensie, Nussbaum and
Jackson present, and Secretary
Henry Johnson lit the desk. The
mayor was instructed to make a
contract With the Presbyterian
church for use of city hall while
their church is being built. J. A.
Gentry was allowed $10 additional
for sprinkling the streets with oil,
provided lie keeps the dust down
on same territory covered by
Sunday was children's day in
Mexia. At the Cumberland Pres-
byterian church the services were
held in the morning, while at
night it was held at the Methodist
church. Good programs were ren-
dered at each place.
Editorial—Speaking of the wa-
ter situation in Mexia a few days
ago a certain gentleman said: "If
all the Mexia money that is now
invested in watered stocks in
Beaumont had been put into a
system of waterworks for our
town we would have lots of water
and the investors would also have
something for their cash." Then
you said something, brother. And
it might be added that most of
the Mexia investors in the Beau-
mont field would be more than
willing to make the change.
Copious rains have fallen with-
in the past few days all over the
country and the benefit to crops
will be great
Miss Zuma Steele is visiting in
Hon Lee Satterwhite came down
from Wortham today on business.
Mrs. I. Newman and baby left
yesterday on the limited for Cal-
vert to visit relatives.
Ad—After July 1 you can get
anything you want at McLendon's
soda fountain—such as ice cream
soda, glace, etc.
The privilege committee of the
reunion has closed a contract for
sprinkling the streets at the re-
union grounds. Some trouble has
been had making satisfactory ar-
rangements for this work, but
Capt. Simmons says it is all ar-
ranged now to keep down the dust.
Of SMALL BOY
Dies in Outing:;
Nephew of Family
Well Known in
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kendrick
Monday attended the funeral ser.
vices of their little nine year old
nephew, Crockett Kendrick, at the
Thornton cemetery. The child,
who is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Kendrick of Mart, was drowned
Sunday afternoon while he and his
parents and other friends were
on a trip to Son S&bra.
They had been in bathing and
had just left the water a few
minutes, the child asking to be
allowed to stay in a little longer.
He was caught in a whirlpool
and sucked under, disappearing
when the older folks turned
around. They called him, and
when they did not receive an an-
swer supposed he was having
some fun with them and was hid-
ing somewhere. Nevertheless, they
took no chances and at once be-
gan a search which resulted about i
sun down in finding the body in
the center of the whirlpool in
about eight feet of water.
They wrapped the body in a
blanket and sheet and took him on
their knees in the back of a c.?*
to go to Waco where they were to
be met by another brother. They
became lost on the way and did
not reach Waco until 6 o'clock
Monday morning. Following their
arrival there, the remains were
conveyed to Mart, the home of the
child and in the afternoon he was
buried by his twin brother at
Imits fart in
CORSICANA," July 7.—A man
arrested in Fort Worth Monday
on information from Chief of Po-
lice Knight of Corsicana was
brought here Tuesday at noon and
admitted to the chief that he par-
ticipated in the robbery of the
Powell Ste4s Bank, eight miles
east of Comfeana, Friday, July 2,
at noon. Another man who took
part in the robbery of the bank
has not yet been apprehended, but
his arrest is -expected within a
short time. The men held up
Cashier H. H. Hanks and secured
$241, overlooking a large sum in
U. L. Boatler, candidate for
county school superintendent of
Limestone county, was in Mexia
Clerk of Hotel
Police are today seeking Frank
Ligenfeltcr, night clerk at a local
hotel, the result of charges of em-
bezzlement being filed iA justice
The hotel is said to have report-
ed to police the lots of $96 during
the night. Police Chief A. R. Mace
is asking other towns to help
locate the missing clerk.
The complaint was filed in
Justice S. H. Flake's court.
R. E. Carter, registered at a
local hotel, was bitten by a spider
and had to be removed to a
hospital yesterday afternoon for
Carl Cannon, candidate for coun-
ty attorney, was a Mexia visitor
White Rotary Sew -
ing Machines. Wc
have machines priced
from $50 up. John R.
Corley Company, 207
East Commerce St.
STRAYED or STOLEN
Large Male German
Sixteen months old. Wolf
gray, about 23 inches high.
Answers to name of Duke.
Extremely friendly. $25,000
reward for return or infor-
mation leading to recovery.
Notify Val Horn, Anderson
& Horn Drug Co., Mexia,
Too Much Territory.
Customer—"I bought a car of
you several weeks ago, and you
said if anything went wrong you'd
supply the broken parts.
Customer—"Well, I'd like to get
a nose, a shoulder blade, and one
For District Attorney
77th Judicial District
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Swimming, fishing, golfing, boating, dancing and always a happy crowd.
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Lines which have been so successful that size ranges
are very much broken up, but every one of the thirty styles
included in the low priced group is smart and while the;.± are
not all sizes in all styles every size is represented in the as-
sortment as a whole.
Other groups in wide variety of styles arranged at
GOOD SHOES AND
eful valleys, the fertile fields and the cattle ranches, the
ling streams alive with game fish, and the distinction | that so many good people who
of having two governors. But we are going to swap both i condemn the wrong in any other
lem off for one he-man in a few weeks.
Here I have often stood at eventide and watched the sun
to rest behind the distant mountains of Mexico, while
noon peeped out from the foothills of Texas to light the
•jng world, and as tired day sank into the arms of rest-
light the cool Gulf breezes came to temper the atmos-
e and make sweet slumber possible.
Come to Texas, the garden spot of the land.
ds Marvin Paul
rery unique wedding of the
l took place when Miss Ila
Overstreet and Marvin J.
were married at sunrise on
.y morning at the Central
Open to Traffic
The pavement of N. Sherman
street has been opened, and that
portion of the city is now easily
respect, will uphold a corrupt of-
ficial. It does not make any
difference how plain the evidence,
you can't make them believe it.
Some officials are re-elected
from term to term because of
meritorious and efficient service.
It is right that such people remain
Some pass around little favors
that keep them in office which
is all right as long as the favors
do not cost other people anything.
Pecuniary favors bestowed upon
a few at the expense of the ma-
jority is one of the greatest sins
of the age and corruption in of-
fice is its half brother.
There is another practice in
favor of the grafter and against
the great majority. That is the
. .. ! accessible. .The completion of this
ytenan manse, in the pres. i . . ,
_ . , . .i section of the pavement means an-
close fnends 8nd relativRS' I other way of getting into the busi- ,
lector K. Aubrey performirg | ness district from the northeast i fact that a rafter can get one
wemonv. ; and thua will relleve the main of his friends who has received
bride, who wore a coral t traffic artery of Commerce street I *avors from this officer to write
ftpe suit with accessories to ! to a great extent. j an art*c'e ^ press giving him
, was attended by her sister, ! The loop goes down Sherman! a" Pra'se that words can com-
Faye Overstreet, while the j to Sumpter, and down Sumpter to|man,:1, His untirin? fidelity to the
people, his honesty and sacrifices
that he has made for the good of
the community should be remem-
bered on election day.
There may be scores of people
in the community who knew that
room was attended by Allen Ross, insuring better fire pro-
owing the ceremony, the
party enjoyed a bre.ikiast
home of the bride's parent.-,
nd Mrs. J. A. Overstreet.
ride and groom leaving at
ock in an aatomobie for
Orleans, where the.' will
bride, the daughter of Mr.
re. J. A. Overstreet. is very
jp among the younger ret.
ore as her goin<; sway
ie, a black and whitj sport
*aul it also well known in
have served as ssor.t execu-
Jt Limestone count'/, just
y moving to Houston where
doing field work f^i the
of that city. The happy
Bare many friend* here,
(QOd wishes follow tffem to
fhile the employes
to look at the Nig-
tection to that section of the city.
Asphalt work is now in pro-
gress on South Sherman street.
in Bank Deposits
Total deposits in the banks of
Mexia, up to the time of the call
issued recently, totaled $4,675,-
975.77 as compared with the total
of $5,436,172.05 recorded at the
time of the last call, A"ri> 12. The
call of December 31, f925, shows
a total of $5,410,773.42 deposited.
A. B. McKENZIE
M. G. (Jack) BRADLEY
H. C. CARTER
For County Clerk:
J. L. DAY
C. C. ANGLIN
For County Judge:
FOUNTAIN KIRBY /
For County Attorney:
For Tax Collector:
W. A. ROBBINS
A. B. BUNN
For County Superintendent:
MRS. CORA FERGUSON
U. H. BOATLER
Precinct 4, Limestone County):
J. M. KENNEDY
For Constable, Precinct No. 4:
A. E. (Gene) LAMB
For Public Weigher Precinct No.
ROY H. STOKES
W. J. SEWELL
Not To Be Outdone.
An Englishman was boasting
to an American friend that he
came from a long line of noble-
said he, "was touched on the head
by the king and made an earl."
"That's nothing," replied the
American friend. "My great-great-
grandfather was touched on the
head by an Indian and made an
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For catalogue or further information
WILLIS L. SMITH, Secretary
A man fitted for the place, and if elected will perform the du-
ties of office in a courteous and efficient manner.
Your Vote and Influence Will Be Appreciated.
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