The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 23, 1911 Page: 3 of 8
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TEXAS NEEDS *
* GREAT MEN
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'^JfHOMAS JEFFERSON wrote the Declaration of Independence
and founded a great nation on the western hemisphere. Ben-
jamin Franklin taught wisdom, and he became the foremost
American philosopher. Civilization has always responded to the
inspiring touch of lofty natures and has given thoso who have led
us up the mountain peaks of progress a prominent place on the
pages of history. The hand of destiny is ever sifting the human
race for a genius who can inspire us with ideas that will travel like
'ight and shape the rising glory of our country.
THOMAS JEFFERSON WRITING THE DECLARATION
Let those who would walk down the aisles of greatness first
lig a channel into which men's thoughts will flow like a torrent;
nake a key that will unlock the door of wisdom ; plant a civiliza-
tion that will unfold like a rose; weave a prosperity that will charm
mankind and wave a magic wand over Texas that will finish the
unhewn stuff in human nature. Texas needs great men.
Wednesday afternoon at the
home of Dr. and Mrs. .J. L. Met-
ealf, Mrs. Samuel J. Jack-
son, and Mrs. MetoaLf entertain-
ed 50 young ladies in honor of
Mi*« Carrie Lee Beckham, who
will next week wed Mr. Jesse
James Armour of Gonzales.
In decorating the house chry-
santhemums were used in the li-
brary, and American Beauties in
the dining room. In one corner
of the sitting room a fortune tel-
ler was concealed among ferns.
She lent much pleasure to the af-
t< rnoon by reading the fates of
young ladies, who were standing
in eagerness awaiting their turn
t > hear their future, whether
good or evil.
A Heart contest was engaged
in and 20 minutes allowed to
guess the words, (each one a
girl's (name) to fill in the blanks.
Mi« < Mabtie R. Watson and
.Mamie Kennedy having correct
papers tied, and in the cut Miss
Watson won, and was presented
with a cut glass vase, who in
turn presented it to the bride-
A unique moss covered well
was standing in the dining room
into whose cool inviting depths
many dainty and useful gifts had
been dropped. The bride elect
was escorted to the well by her
brides maids, Misses Lillie Beck-
ham, Mae Bessling, Maggie dark
Mary McDaniel and Helen King.
MisH Clark repeated a fantastic
invocation to the "spirit" of the
The bride gowned in lovely
spangled net over blue messeline,
presented a beautiful picture as
she drew up the gifts one after
Mrs. Blake Smith, Misms Myr-
tle Street, Gary Doyle, Pauline
MoKenzie, Katie Cosnahan and
Nan Gates rendered musical se-
lections which added much to thie
gaiety of the afternoon.
The hostesses were assisted in
entertaining by Mesdaimes, J. S.
Smith, Men and Blake Smith, T.
K. Smith, T. A. White, Fred Kar-
ner, Chester and Dick Jackson,
.Misses Letta Beckham, Virginia
Smith and Fanell Jackson.
A dainty salad course wan
"I am pleased to recommend
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy as
tin* host tiling I know of and
safest remedy for coughs, colds
and bronchial trouble." writes
Mrs. L. B. Arold of Denver,
Colo. "We have used it repeat-
ed and it has never failed to give
relief." For sale by Mexia Drug
noticf w. 0. w.
Camps and Groves, Esteemed
At the Glass Initiation held at
Groesheek, Nov. 17th, after I had
made my report of 132 members
for the Woodmen. Not having
the required number of 200 .new
members, a motion was offered
and the same prevailed that the
"Atnpaign be continued until Dec.
20, 1911, and the awarding of the
premiums deferred until the end
of the campaign, viz: Dec. 20th,i
at which time I will certainly
close the campaign of the low:
rate of $2.00. I ask all camps
and groves to get busy and,
please sand all applications to
me, at Groeabeck, Texas.
S. A. Brimkley,
Mrs. O. B. Colquitt yesterday
received a gift the intrinsic value
of which was only one cent, but
which she declared she would not
part with for loss than $1,000,
and then only on the condition
that the $1,000 should be given
The gift was a Red Cross
Christmas Seal, the first Seal re-
ceived in Texas this year. It
came on the back of a letter ad-
dressed to the Texas Anti-Tuber-
culosis Association, State Agent
for the sale of Red Cross Christ-
mas Seals in Texas. The letter
was from the National Anti-Tu-
berculosis Association office in
!i aomiigiwii, a/iiu i.ttufftmccd th"1
the first consignment of 750,000
Seals had been shipped to Texas.
Dr. L. B. Bibb, Secretary of
the Texas organization, conceived
the idea of presenting the first
Christmas Seal to the first lady
of Texas as a recognition of her
great interest in the work of pre-
vention of tuberculosis and in all
A committee was appointed to
make the presentation consisting
of Dr. Ralph Steiner, President
State Board of Health, chairman;
Miss Kate Daffan and Dr. L. B.
Bibb, of Austin, and Mr. R. J.
Newton of San Antonio.
Dr Steiner, as chairman of the
committee, presented the Seal ant
predicted that it was the forerun-
ner of more than 1,000,000 Red
Cross Seals which would be sold
in Texas before Christmas to se-
cure funds for anti-tuberculosis
Dr. Steiner said that in some
States amd cities the first-^al re-
ceived was sold at auction and
brought as high as $1,000. The
Texas workers preferred to pre-
sent the first Seal to the first
lady of the State as an evidence
of their appreciation of her deep
interest in all philanthropic work
Mrs. Colquitt expressed her
thanks to the committee and her
appreciation of the gift. She
said, "Though this stamp be val-
ued at only one cent, I will hold
it more highly. It stands fur so
much that is noble in humanity
that no monetary value can be
placed upon it. It represents to
me tillo unselfish devotion of the
members of your organization
and your efforts to answer that
world-old question, 'Am I my
Governor Colquitt endorsed his
wife's sentiments briefly, and
■ind thanked the committee and
through them the Association,
for its work and expressed the
deepest interest therein.
The success of the sale of Red
Cross Chris*mas Seals became as-
sured yesterday, when .Airs. Col'
quitt accepted the Chairmanship
i f the General Committee and (lit
direction of the campaign.
Mrs. Colquitt is now appointing
Wal committees in every city
throughout the State to manage
the sale of the Christmas Sells.
Airs. L. S. Mnnger has been
asked to serve as chairman here.
This distressing disease results
from a disordered condition of
the stomach, and can be cured by
taking Chamberlain's Stomach
and Liver Tablets. Get a free
sample at Mexia Drug Co's. store
and try it.
For pains in the side or chest
dampen a piece of flannel with
[Chamberlain'8 Liniment and bind
it on over the seat of pain.
There is nothing better. For
.sale by Mexia Drug Co.
The stockholders of the Farm-
ers Union Gjn Co., will hold a
meeting Saturday, Nov. 25, in
Mexia. Business of important to
be attended to.
Be sure and call for votes
whan you buy the goods, we
can't give them after you leave
the store.—Sewell & Edwards.
AND C£I MOSE AND BETTER FOOD
"I do not know what we will do if the cost of living keeps on
increasing as it has in the past few years." Have you ever heard
anyone make a remark like this? Of course you have.
No doubt you yourself are trying to solve this problem. Perhaps you have
lain awake nij-hts trying to figure out some way to feed and clothe your fam-
ily as you would like to and still make ends meet.
The high cost of living problem is a serious one. Prices on food and other
necessities are high, if you buy in the ordinaryjnarket.
The papers are full of all sorts of schema for solving this problem, but most
of these plans overlook the important—the vital—feature. Prices are high prin-
cipally because it costs too much to get merchandise from manufacturer to
The ordinary selling system is too cumbersome—too
round about—too expensive. There are too many middle-
men to take out a profit—"too many fingers in the pie."
Montgomery Ward & Co. have solved the high cost of
living problem. This sounds like a big claim, but it's true,
as thousands and thousands of our customers will testify.
How did we solve it, you ask? Simply by cutting out un-
necessary expense. We buy direct from tne source of sup-
ply at prices which are but a slight advance over actual
manufacturing cost. Wo sell direct, atone small profit. This
is why we'can cut your grocery and all other bills down one-
third. You get better food, too, because we buy in quanti-
ties so large that we can demand the best, the choicest and
the purest food made. Then, we test all this food in our big laboratory to be
doubly sure that it is pure and wholesome.
We even go so far as to make certain products ourselves because
we cannot buy quiie the quality we want. TIicdc are our lied Star
(products, purer than the pure food law demands.
OUR PLAN WORKS THIS WAY
HAgnt ill I ill
Check the Beak You Want U" you®
fr«« of all colt, how you can lave money on entry-
thins you buy to eat or wear or um In mny way.
M0N TG0MER Y* WARDS C o!""
19th and Campbell Sts. Chicago Avenue Bridge
KANSAS CITY CHICAGO
PlooM wn>l to my addnna below the booka I
have chocked ebaolnteljr free of ooet.
11 Grocery Lilt
12 Feed Cooker*
11 Tank Heaters
14 Wire Fencing
15 Carpet*, Ruji
16 Building flan)
" "Ian • Fur Coati
It's easy to try our plan. We have a big grocery book.
Let us send it to you and put your name on our regular
grocery mailing list Then you will get our special gro-
cery catalogue every two months and can take advantage
of all our special bargains. To the left of this announce-
ment you will find a coupon, listing our 38 money-saving
books. Look it over carefully—sc'.ect and check the
books you need and we will send them to you free of
charge. Study these books carefully. Compare quali-
ties and prices—convince yourself that what we say is
correct; that we can save you money on everything you
use. Then send us an order. Make it a small one if you
are in doubt as to the quality of our goods. Remember
that we back up every article we sell with our guarantee*
of satisfaction. You must be pleased or we will refund
your money and pay all transportation charges. So, you
see, you run no risk whatever in trading with us.
Give our plan a trial. This is all we ask. We know
we can save you money and want you to know it, too.
MONTGOMERY WARD & CO.
• SENO COUPON TO THE NEARER ADDRESS i Chicago Avenue Bridge. CHICAGO 1Mb and Campbell St*.. KANSAS CITY
22 Building Material!
23 Stove* and Raegte
24 llil'erwear Samples
29 Automobil* Sepplic*
27 Baby** Dreii and Toilet
28 Women1* Tailored Si "
25 Circular and Drag Si
30 Women'* Fa*hlon Book
31 Raincoat*—Rubber •
Coat*, Eto. . !
32 Tombitone* and Msnii- •
33 Men'* Ready Made
S Women'! Fun
No Calomel Necessary.
The injurious effect and un-
pleasantness of taking calomel is
done away with by Simmons'
Liver, the mildest known liver
meedicine, yet the most thorough
in action. Put up in yellow tjn
boxes only. Price 25c. Tried
once, used always.
We have a large stock of
Remington Shot Guns
to close out cheap. Come in
and let us show them to you.
V. Wolverton Company
SATISFACTION—OR MONEY REFl-fMftfeOt
Washington, D. C., Nov. 16.—
(Special) The Bureau of Census
lia.s today issued the first official
statement relative to statistic on
irrigation in Texajss. It shows
that the total number of farms
irrigated mm 1909 was 4,907,
against 1,-325 in 1899, an increase
of 3,582 or 270.,'} per cent. The]
tot ail acreage irrigated in 1909
was 450,971 acres, against 49,652
in 1899, lam increase of 401,319
acres or 808.3 per cent.
The total acreage which all en-
terprises were capable of supply-
ing with water in 1910 was 693.-
496 acres, an excess over the
acreage of 1909 of 242,525 acres.
The area included in. projects
either completed or under con-
struction. in 1910 was 1.252,935
acres, an excess of 801,964 acres
over the area irrigated in 1909.
This indicates in a general waay
the area that will lie available
within the next few years for the
extension of irrigation, and show
also thait the area irrigated can
be almost tripled without uttder-
takiing new enterprise-:.
Streams supplied 374,287 acres
or 83 per cenit of the total acre-
age irrigated in 1909; lakes sup-
plied 458 aires, or 0.1 per cut;
wells supplied 56,409 acres, gr
12.5 per cent; springs supplied
13,068 acres, or 2.9 per cent; and
reservoirs supplied 6,748 acres,
or 1.5 per cent.
The total cost of irrigation
systems reported in 1910 was
$13,406,831, against $1,027,608 in
1899, an increase of $12,379,223,
or 1,204.7 per cent. The average
cost per acre in 1910 was $19.33
and the average cost of mainte-
nance and operation in 1909 was
We take rreat pleasure in announcing to our patrons
and the general puplic that we will have with us for the
following days only
November 24th and 25th
an EXPERT OPTICIAN, representing the celebrated firnjof
A. K. HAWKES CO.
The largest and most favorably known optical establish-
ment in the South.
He Will Test Eyesight and Fit Glasses
that we have arranged thisTcrgagcment and secured the
services of a man of ability and reputation, and that we
personally guarantee,'his work.
All examinations are free, and only regular prices will
be charged for glasses.
YOU CAN SAVE MONEY
and obtain the highest class of professional service in this
line by taking advantage of this opportunity.
Rear In Mind the Dates, Nov. 24 and 25
MEXIA D^UQ CO.
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