The Texas Mesquiter. (Mesquite, Tex.), Vol. , No. , Ed. 1 Friday, June 23, 1916 Page: 2 of 4
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to TEXAS MESQUITER
John E. Davis, Editor and Prop.
Published Every Friday
at Mesquite, Texas
Jame-. H. l.utvry in Honey
Subscription, $1.00 Per Year
Entered at the postofflce at Mesquite,j
Texas, as mail matter of the second1 tvl
Friday, June 23, 1910
The Colonel's retirement from
politics was due to the fact that
there was nothing in sight for
Mk. Bkyan's course is loyal
to his friends and to his party,
hut it is hard on his political
The National Democratic plat-
form recommends that women
be given equal suffrage. We
second the motion.
The plan to substitute long
motor routes for the existing
rural mail routes in Dallas coun-
ty appears to have been lost in
the shuffle. Let us hope, that in
the interest of efficiency, it will
The Mesquiter commends
the President for trying to avoid
trouble with Mexico, but we be
lieve that intervention is bound
to come and that they will not
have a stable government in that
country until the United States
Interest in the political cam-
paign in Dallas county this year
seems to be centered chiefly in
the races for Criminal Disirict
Judge, County Judge and County
Commissioner. Well, in less
than a month, we'll know who's
who and why.
One newspaper that teaches
this office brings the news that
| its editor will v<>to for Cyclone
I Davis in spite of all Cyclone said
I in condemnation of Confederate
leaders and in praise of General
It's truly wonderful
what a man can do and bear
when he sets his head and bow*
his nec k. We once knew a boy
who could eat asafoetida and an-
other who could swallow castor
oil without holding his nose.
The shortage of newspaper
and the increased cost of this
commodity have already caused
the suspension of several journ-
als. It is by no means sure that
the other journals will be able to
pull through the summer if the
supply continues to decrease and
the price continues to ascend.
As a last resort we may be
forced to print a few issues on
one dollar bills. In order that
such emergency may be met all
subscribers and alt who ought to
be subscribers are requested to
hand in the bills.
Failure is crime, success is
glory. The Irish patriots re-
belled against England and failed
—thev were convicted of treason
and shot down like dogs. The
American patriots once rebelled
against English rule and suc-
ceeded—they were proclaimed
heroes and will furnish food for
Fourth of July orations until the
end of time.
A Kansas man took a frog into
his stomach the other day while
drinking water from a branch,
and a surgical operation was
necessary to stop the toad's ac-
tivities in the Kansan's abdomin-
al regions. This is the story
printed in the daily papers, but
we don't believe it. It is per
haps the slick trick of some
smart aati to turn the people
against water and l)nt prohibi-
tion over the dump.
The following uniioiliicenieiits an
made, subject to the Democratic Pri-
mary Election, Saturday, July 22
for congress, 5th dist:
Hatton W. Sumnerh.
For Representative, Place No. 3:
John E. D. vis
For Judge Criminal Dist.
C. A. PlPPEN.
Court No. 2:
For County Judge:
Quinten D. Corley.
FOR tax assessor:
For Tax Collector:
Chas. A. Tosch.
For County Treasurer:
B. M. Bond.
for county superintendent:
Millard F. Horton.
The position that Col. House
occupies as the close personal
friend and adviser of the Presi
dent makes him one of the most
inttuenctial private citizens in the
United States, but it is amusing
to read the articles by the East
em magazine writers about how
long Col. House has been silently
running the political affairs of
It would appear that the
crowd that manipulated the
steam roller at the State Demo-
cratic convention at San Antonio,
adopting a platform demanding
that the National Democratic
convention go on record against
woman's suffrage and prohibi-
tion, might just as well have re-
mained at home as far as any in-
fluence they exerted at St. Louis.
The speech of William Jen-
nings Bryan at the National
Democratic convention and the
ovation accorde l him give the lie
to intimations tnat Mr. Bryan is
disloyal to the Democratic party
•r that he is politically dead.
None of his detractors in the
party are better Democrats—
few of them so good, and a whole
cow pasture full of the strongest
of them have less influence than
Judge Poindexter's friends
first claimed that he was elected
national committeeman by the
State convention at San Antonio,
but his claim to the position as
based on the election there was
abandoned, and his claim was
presented to the national com-
mittee based on his election by
the Texas delegation after their
arrival in St. Louis. The com-
mittee accepted this last elec-
tion on its face, refusing to go in
to the election at San Antonio,
hence Judge Poindexter was
seated. The action of the dele-
gation, controlled by Mr.
Love's opponents in abandoning
tae effort to establish the fact
that Judge Poindexter was the
choice of the convention, gives
the moral victory to Mr. Love,
after ail. The place of national
committemen is one of honor—
when honorably acquired, and'
|f Judge P.dpdexter can get any
honor out of the place, under the
circumstances, he is welcome to
A Hacking Cough Weaken* System.
Don't suffer with a hacking cough
that lias weakened your system—get
a bottle of Dr. King's New Discovery,
In use over 40 years and benefiting
all who use it, the soothing pine
balsam with tar heal the Irritated
air passages—soothes the raw spots,
loosens tiie mucous and prevents
racking the body with coughing. Dr.
King's New Discovery Induces nat-
ural sleep and aids nature to ure
Men Who Harm a Town
1. Those who oppose improv-
2. Those who "knock" stran-
gers and who "'knock" the town
3. Those who show hospitality
to no one.
4. Those who hate to see oth-
5. Those who distrust public
6. Those who oppose every
enterprise that does not appear
to benefit themselves.
Those who enjoy the benefits
that come from the work of pub-
lic spirited, broad-minded, men,
but who give nothing but criti-
cisms in return.
Do y>u belong? Why not re-
It is a splendid thing to be a
part of a wide awaks city. It is
a splendid thing to know that
your own strength is infinitely
multiplied by the strength of
other men who love their town
as you do. It is a splendid
thing to feel that the wholesome
blood of a community can be
united in common purpose, and
that by trankly looking one an-
other in the face and taking
council with one another, preju-
dices will drop awav, handsome
undertakings will arise and a
universal spirit of service will be
engendered, and that with this
increasing sense of community
of purpose will come a vastly en-
hanced individual power of
achievement; for we will be lifted
by the whole of which we consti-
tute a part,—Ex.
For County Commissioner, Diet. No. 2:
Jeff D. Bruton.
W. L. Paschaix.
Alfred F. Gross.
Owen H. McEntee
For Justice of the Peace, Preclnt No. 4
J. L. FLY.
J. F. McCullough.
For Constable, Precinct No. 4:
T. J. sew ell.
R. L Lasatek.
L. C. Cade.
Carbon copying paper for sale
at Mesquiter office.
Sunday's St. Louis Globe Dem-
ocrat for sale.—Howard Bobbitt.
Cattle Wanted—We are in the
market for any kind of cattle—
will also trade fresh milch cows
for anv kind of cattle.—McDan-
iel & Brisendine. Phone 30-2
For Public Weigher, Kreclnct No. 4:
J. R. Caldwell.
T. A. Jett.
fhe Quinine That Doss Not Affect The lit
Because of ita tonic and laxative effect, I.A.\
TIVK BROMO QUININK is better than ordini i
uinine and doea not came nervousness r. •
ngiug in head. Remember the full namen.
«ook lor the airnature of K. w. GROVK. 2.~<
At Tripp June 29
The Baptist Ladies' Aid of
Tripp will serve ice cream and
cold drinks, sandwitches and
chilli, June 20, All candidates
will be present and speak be-
ginning about 2:30 p. rn. The
proceeds to go into building fund
for new church. Everybody in-
Long Creek Supper
We will serve supper July 8th
at the cemetery. Chilli, ice
cream, cold drinks and boxes.
Begin selling at 2:00 o'clock in
afternoon. Will have speaking
by someone. Would appreciate
a box from everyone interested.
Everybody invited, especially
Condition of the Sick
The condition of Mrs. S. W.
Putrell, who has been very low,
is practically unchanged, though
she appears to be slightly better.
Mrs. I, P. Love, suffering from
a stroke of apoplexy, is about
the same, except that she is
City Marshal John H. Youree,
who was shot by a Mexican on
the morning of Sunday, April 30,
and who was brought home from
the sanitarium in Dallas last
week, is getting along very well.
Tha Richest Language.
Of the 3.420 languages spoken by
mankind thetcorapletest find noblest Is
the English. Of thlsimlghty language
Grlmin, the^famous Herman philoso-
pher. wrote* "The English tongue pos-
sesses a writable,power of expression,
isuch as pprbnps never stood nt the
command of any^other language of
6as-Electrlc Motor Gars
COMMERCE and PARIS
Standard Steam Trains and Motor Cars
between Paris and Ennis.
Ask for Ticket* Via
K. B. McKAY, General Passenger
Agent, Terrell, Texas
HOW I BECAME
My liarbara Phijfpa
The Strong: Withstand the Heat of
Summer Better Than the Weak
Old people who are feeble, and younger
people who are weak, will be strengthened
and enabled to go through the depress-
ing heat of summer by taking regularly
Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic. It purifiet
and enriches the blood and builds up
the whole system. 50c.
The Girl—You say that Miss Portds
and Jack Pott are going to be married.
Why, I didn't know they knew each
other. The Cynlc-They don't That's
Why they are going to be married.—
We go through the wi 'Id seldom tak
lug note tbut our every condition Is due
to Boino Insignificant cause. I am a
literary woman whose works are uni-
versally read. I am married to u 111'
erary man whose works are a drug In
the market And yet when I met him
he stood high with litterateurs, while I
had not yet written a line. Whut was
the inslgnlticunt cause of this bouiever-
I will tell you.
One summer—1 was men twenty-
two years old—I got out my trunk to
IMU'k It before going to the country to
spend a month at the Sacacachet inn.
Glenwood. The trunk was so dilapi-
dated that I dared not trust It in the
hands of baggage smashers. I could
not well afford a new one, but went
out to see what I could do In the mat-
ter. I hit upon a secondhand trunk
too good to be called such, and bought
It for a reasonable price. On one end
were the letters S. L. O. Those were
not my Initials, aud 1 directed the sell-
er to erase them aud put mine there
Instead. When the trunk was dellv
erod to me ho hud neglected to do so.
I had not time to send It back, so took
It away with me as It was.
In the rending room I took up a city
newspaper, and my eye fell ou notices
of the movements of celebrities. One
was as follows: "Miss Sarah Louise
Olmstead is spending the month of
July at the Sacacachet inn, i t Glen-
wood." Miss Olmstead was a novelist
of reputation. I congratulated myself
that 1 would have an opportunity to
I was sitting on the hotel piazza In
the evening twilight when a gentle-
man stepped up to me and said defer-
"Miss Olmstead, we scribblers, 1 pre-
sume, do not need an Introduction. 1
am Sidney Hall. May I claim your
acquaintance? I have enjoyed your
works immensely and have felt that if
my especial line and yours could be
Joined we could do something remark-
able. 1 am fortunate in meeting you
here, and with your permission I will
explain what I have in mind."
While he was saying tills a light was
breaking In on my dull brain. 1 had
been taken for the famous Miss Olm-
stead. At the same time a desire to
see If something Interesting might not
come of the mistake, as well as curios-
ity, led me to ask Mr. Hall what had
led to the discovery of my identity. He
told me that my initials on the end of
my trunk had been observed and a
newspaper hud announced my coming.
It was evident that the real celebrity
had not arrived or, if she had, was in-
I formed no plan with regard to per-
sonating Miss Olmstead, I simply drift-
ed into doing so. She did not appear
to expose me, and it would not have
troubled me if she had, for 1 permit-
ted Mr. Hail especially to continue in
error simply for a larlt. I listened to
his plans for collaboration between us
with Interest aud was reckless enough
to assent to them.
He left the Inn early the next morn-
ing, but during the evening 1 spent
with him he elaborated ills scheme,
and I promised to devote myself dur-
ing the next few days to laying down
a skeleton of the work he proposed.
The truth is I was quit© delighted with
his proposition and eager to see if I
could make any success of my part
In a couple of days I seut Mr. Hall
the result of my labors, and he wrote
me that tie was delighted with it His
reply, addressed to Miss Olmstead, was
put in my box by the hotel clerk. 1
wrote my collaborator that I would
continue my work, suggested that he
proceed with his part aud us soon as
I returned to the city he might call on
me and we would confer further.
Of course there must soon come an
end to all this, and in truth my reck-
lessness in playing the part of another
soon began to wear on me and caused
an earlier return to the city than I had
expected. As soon as I arrived I noti-
fied Mr. Hall. He came to see me, and
I confessed to him that I was not Miss
Olmstead, I was not a scribbler and
knew n thing nbout writing fiction.
He looked at me, dumfounded and
Incredulous, for a few moments, then
"Whoever and whatever you are,
you have laid down a scheme for a
novel so original and capable of be-
ing worked to^ advantage that it will
surely be a success. All I ask that
you act with me in carrying It out"
Within a year our novel, "A Matri-
monial Venture," wns published and
was the literary success of the year.
Before its publication Mr. Hall and 1
perpetrated another matrimonial ven-
ture which was equally successful.
My literary venture was followed up
by another work Independent of my
husband, and from that day, while my
lightweight productions continued to
grow in favor, his deeper ones grad-
ually lost caste. This 1 regarded as a
proof of my Insipidity and of his real
value. Had It not been for his sug-
gestions in our Joint novel there would
have been no real merit In It. It gave
me the entry to the reading public.
Whether the real Miss Olmstead ever
heard of the mistake in my being
taken for her I have never learned. I
think the notice of her going to Glen-
wood was a mistake or perhaps she
Intended to go there nnd changeil her
plans. Had I not kept my room doing
my literary planning I would doubt-
less lutve been approached by some
friend of hers and the error dlscov
O'ltel, the littlf son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Price, who has had ty-
phoid fever is able to be out again.
Red ford Gnllowav and chil-
dren of Mesquilf spent Sunday
with Mr.and Mrs W. E.Tunnell.
W. S. Bean visited his sister,
Mrs. Horace Anders, of near
Grand Prairie, the latter part of
R. S. Qui.Ion and family have
moved from T. N. Tunnell's to
the Rowe place on the pike,
Mrs. Wm. Motley eame home
Wednesday from the sanitarium
in Dallas. Both she and their
new girl are doing nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Price gave
a party for the young folks Mon-
dav night. All of them seemed
to have had an enjoyable time.
Rev. Eli Ratliff preached an
interesting sermon at the Mace-
donia church Sunday for a man
of his age, he beiug 87 .\ears old.
Mr. and Mrs. P. Hardin re-
turned Tuesday from a visit to
Children Cry for Fletcher's
Misses Sammie Carver Alice
Cumberland and Mr. Tom Wil-
son have gone to Commerce for
the summer session of the Nor-
Misses Aleene Hall and Leta
May Pratt visited Misses Thel-
ma Bruton and Ida Moore last
week. On Wednesday night
Mrs. Moore entertained the
younger set in honor of
guests. Ice cream, cake
punch were served.
Major B. H. Connor of Vir-
ginia, is with his uncle, S. S,
Conner, for the summer, .lames
Conner and wife of Dallas, are
are also here for a vacation.
Mrs. A. E Hall of Dallas, visit
ed Miss Francis McCutcheon
Miss Elizabeth Uinphress
graduated last Wednesday night
from Moore's Private School in
Dallas. Exercises were held in
the City Hall auditorium. Many
of her friends from this com-
Mr, and Mrs. .Jeff Moore have
purchased a Ford.
The protracted meeting com-
menced Sunday at the Christian
church. Rev. Lincoln is con-
ducting the services.
Miss Marie Durrett of Dallas,
is a guest this week of Misses
Thelma and Edna Bruton.
The 2-year old daughter of
Willis Petty was buried at Pleas-
ant Mound Wednesday after-
noon. Mr. Petty who was a long
time resident in this community,
now lives in Oklahoma.
Mrs. Maggie Lee Minx, who
has been ill for more than a year
is now confined to her bed.
Miss Katie Galliop and broth-
er, William, are visiting at the
home of their uncle, George
Dasch, this week.
WHY ENDURE SUMMER COLDS?
It isn't necessary to have a suffed
head, running nose. To cough your
head off as it were. All you need do
is to use Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey.
The soothing and healing balsams
open the clogged air passages and in
a short time you get relief and start
on the road to recovery. Your nose
stops running, you cough less and
you know you are getting better.
Get a bottle, use as directed. Keep
what is left as a cough and cold in-
Our school board met a few
days ago and elected the follow-
ing faculty for the coming year:
Prof. J. H. Martin of Oaic Cliff,
superintendent; Miss Hester
Ferguson of Arlington, princi-
pal, and Miss Pulliam of Oak
Remember every little helps.
Jim Humphreys wants your sub-
scription for the Mesquiter, only
$1.00 a year; less than 2c a copy.
How can you afford to miss it?
Also the Daily Dispatch, Daily
and Semi-Weeldy News, Journal
Charlie Wright and wife of
near Mesquite, were at Sunday
Whenever You Need a General Tonic
Tlie Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chili Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic properties of QUININE
and IKON. It acts on the Liver, Drives
out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and
Builds up the Whole System. 50 cents.
The Kind You Have Always Bonght, and which has boen
in use lor over 30 years, has borne the signature of
i and has been made under liis prr*
sonal (supervision since its infancy.
. Allow no one to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Iinitntions and " Just-as-good " aro but
l£xi#riiuents that trlllo with and endunger the health of
lnfunts and Children—Experience against Experiment*
What is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor OU, Pare*
gorlc, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Marco tie
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
nnd allays Feverlshness. For more than thirty years it
has been In constant use for the relief of Constipation,
Flatulency, Wind Colic, all Teething Troubles and
Diarrhoea. It regulates the Stomach and Dowels,
assimilates the Food, giving healthy aud natural bleep.
1 ho Children's Panacea—The Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
>Bears the Signature of
In Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
TMK CENTAUR COMPANY,
school Sunday afternoon.
C. M. Groves and family of
Shiloh, attended services heie
J. W. Lambert and familv of
near Mesquite, good old time
Slapfooters, attended the chil-
dren's service Sunday night at
the Methodist church, made up
of songs, recitations, good talks,
etc., which was tine.
W. M. Humphreys of Mesquite
was down to look over crops, etc.
The Seagoville people have or-
ganized a Cemetery Association,
which meets every 2nd Monday.
The Lawson folks need to get
busy and help out, because they
have lots ot graves in the Lee
The Presbyterian protracted
meeting time has been set for
the second Sunday in August.
C. M. Prewitt was granted a
$3,800.00 damage suit in Dallas
county courts one dav last week,
against a Kaufman county man.
C. P. Simmons, merchant at
Seagoville, was in Lawson Tues-
We might make mention of
the fact that the state of Oregon
has gone dry. Clipping from
from Portland paper: "One
month of prohibition, and all
well, not a single family row has
broken into the police court dur
ing the month, which were com-
mon occurances before 1916.
Nearly all due to booze. Gro-
cery stores have taken the place
of corner saloons; more money
in circulation for groceries, dry
goods and staple articles, indi-
cating that the workman's money
spent for liquor is going to other
channels of trade, and the num-
ber of girls in the police court
has fallen almost to nothing; in-
toxicated motor drivers have
ceased to exist, according to the
police record; reckless driving
and speeding have been dimin-
shed many hundred per cent.
Drunkenness in January, 1916,
declared nearly 800 per cent un-
der December. In December,
1915, there were 897 arrests for
drunkenness and disor derly con.
duct. In January, 1919, the
number of arrests was 119. One
third of this number were ar-
rested January 1, the hang over
of the celebration that marked
the closing of the saloons. Judge
Stevenson, court magistrate,
says for nearly every crime com-
mitted he has repeatedly heard
the sinirle excuse'Judge, I was
drunk when I did it.' It effects
the whole criminal order from
wife beating to murder, the
Judge says. If the prohibition-
ists would stick together like the
antis they would do something.
CALOMEL WHEN BILIOUS? NO! STOP!
MAKES YOU SICK AND SALIVATES
"Godson's Liver Tone" Is Harmless To
Clean Your Sluggish Liver
Ugli! Calomel makes you sick. Tt's
horrible! Take a cloHe of the dangerous
drug tonight and tomorrow you inay lose
a day's work.
Calomel is mercury or quicksilver
which causes necrosis of the hones.
Calomel, when it comes into contact
with sour bile crashes into it, breaking
ii>up. This is when you feel that awful
nausea andicramping. If you are slug-
flish and "all knocked out," if your
iver is torpid anil bowels constipated
or you have headache, dizziness, coated
tongue, if breath is bad or stomach sour,
just try a spoonful of harmless Hudson's
Liver Tone tonight on my guarantee.
Here's my guarantee—do to any drug
store and get a AO cent buttle of Pod-
son's Liver Tone, 'l ake a spoonful and
if it doesn't straighten you right up
and make you feel line and vigorous I
want you to go back to the store and
get your money. Dodson's Liver Tone
is destroying the sale of calomel becauao
it is real liver medicine; entirely vege-
table, therefore it can not/ salivate or
make you sick.
I guarantee that one spoonful of Hod-
son's Liver Tone will put your sluggish
liver to work and clean your bowels of
that sour bile and constipated waste
which is clogging your system and mak-
ing you feel miserable. I guarantee that
a bottle of Dodson's Liver Tone will
keep your entire family feeling tine for
months. Oive it to your children. It is
harmless: doesn't gripe and they like its
DR. W. C. CULLOM
Physician ajid Surgeon
Office at Palace Drug Store.
B.E. Hudgins „d SURGEON
Special attention given to obstetrics and
diseases of women
Ottlce in Guaranty State Bank Building
Office Phones 44 and 95
DR. J. B. BRYANT
Physician and Surgeon
Special attention given to diseases
df women and children. Office with
Mesquite Pharmacy, N. E. corner
square. Mesquite, Texas.
DR. A. P. JONES.
Physician and Surgeon.
Not specializing, but same careful attention
given obstetrics and diseases of women and
children as other practice.
Office in Drug Store, next door to
DR. J. H. RYON
Physician and Surgeon
ORPHANS HOME, TEXAS.
Calls Answered Day or Night..
Mesquite Phone 18-2 rings.
Dallas Phone Haskel 9507-12 rings.
ED W. LASATER
Real Estate and Farm Loans
Loans Negotiated Promptly.
WHITEHURST & WHITEHRST
Will practice In all the Courts
COMMONWEALTH HANK BLDQ.
Competent, Courteons and Reliable
DR. 0. I. FAISON
1608 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas
Hirain P. Lively j. L. Ooggan
LIVELY & 6066ANS
Offices: Suite 402-5 Commonwealth
National Hank Hulldlng.
Dallas, Texas. Phout) No. 903.
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