The Texas Mesquiter. (Mesquite, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, August 2, 1918 Page: 2 of 4
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THE TEXAS MESQUITER
John E. Davis, Editor and Prop
Publiahed Every Friday
at Mesquite, Texas
Subscription, $1.00 Per Tear
Entered at the postofflce at Mesquite,
Texas, as mall matter of the second
Friday, August 2, 1918
God bleBB the women.
No more for McLemore.
Flood when the
Now, let's save the crops and
help win the war.
Goodbye, John R.
Take keer of yourself.
As a political manipulator and
prognostigator, Frank V. Lnv
ham is an aching void.
Where is the man who siid
that whenever the newspaper*
and politicians got together the
people would vote the other way?
Where is the man who said
that the endorsement of the Dal-
las Dispatch would hurt a can
didate? Practically every can-
didate boosted by the Dispatch
I liiww * %+ WW W*
By HELEN TRACY.
J as. E. Ferguson's star has
set It is altogether his own
fault. He had his chanoe—as
fine a chance as a man ever bad
—to make good, but he forgot the
interests and the welfare of the
people who had honored him,
and used the office for his own
personal end9, financial and
otherwise. He sought vindica-
tion at the hands of the people
and received condemnation. Not
only did the people condemn
Ferguson but they swatted every
candidate who stood for the Fer-
guson standard of public ser-
vice or who had the least tinge
of Ferguson about them. With
this lesson, and with the ballot
in the bands of the women, the
dav of the crooked politician in
Texas is past.
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION.
Notice of Appointment of Temporary
THE STATE of TEXAS
To All Persons Interested in the Welfare
of the Minor Frederick Melville Meyer:
On the 28th day of June, 1918, the
Honorable County Judge of Dallas County,
Texas, appointed Frederick Meyer Tem-
porary Guardian of the Estate of Freder-
ick Melville Meyer, Minor.
Said cause will be heard and acted upon
at the next term of said Court, commencing
on the First Monday in September, A. D.
1918, at the Court House in the City of
Dallas, at which time all persons interested
in the welfare of said minor may appear
and contest said appointment if they so
desire. If said appointment is not con-
tested at said term of court, said appoint-
ment will te made permanent, the number
of said cause on the Probate Docket of
said Court being 7199.
Witness: W. S, Skiles, County Clerk of
Dallas County, Texas.
Given under my hand and seal of said
Court at office in the City of Dallas, this
15th day of July, 1918.
W. S. SKILES,
County Clerk, Dallas County, Texas.
By Fred Patrick, Deputy.
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION.
Notice of Application for Probate of
Will and Letters.
THE STATE OF TEXAS
To All Persons Interested in the Estate of
W. C. Redpafh, Deceased:
Ruth Emma Smith, has filed in the
County Court of Dallas Coonty, State of
Texas, an application for the Probate of
the last Will of said w. C. Redpath,
deceased, and for Letters Testamentary
which application will be heard and acted
upon by said Court, at the next term there-
of, to be held at the Court House, in the
City of Dallas, County of Dallas and
Stats of Texas, and commencing on the
First Monday in September, A. D. 1918,
st which time and place a I persons inter-
ested in said estate shall appear and con-
test said Application should they desire to
do so, the number of said cause on the
Probate Docket of said Court being 7208.
Witness: W. S. Skiles, County Clerk of
Dallss County. Texas.
Given under my hand and seal of said
Court, at office in the City of Dallas, this
10th dav of July, 1918.
W. S. SKILES.
County Clerk, Dallas County, Texas
By W. L. Gray, Depnty.
(Copyright, 1 18, by the McClure Newspa-
Nella had been weighing babies all
the day. Iler muscles ached with lift-
ing the heavy tots and steadying the
fragile ones. Her voice was husky
from overuse, cajoling, comforting,
"The nest one shall be the last for
today," she stated Just as Billy toddled
"Well, little man," Nella exclaimed,
lifting him, "what is your numet"
"Ylyl turn dum," babbled Billy.
"He can't speak yet, mam. Billy's
only two," explained the girl, watch-
ing Nella closely, as she nought an even
balance. "How much does he weigh,
"Exactly thirty pounds to an ounce.
We shall have to nickname him "Thir-
ty-Pound Billy," won't we, sir?"
Billy displayed a row of pearly teeth;
his large blue eyes wrinkled with mer-
riment; he gave a Joyous squeal, and
held out eager hands to Nella.
"Oh, you darling," she cried, clasp-
ing him tightly in her arms. "Is he
your brother?" to the girl.
"N'o, he don't belong to us. His
ma's dead nnd his pa travels. He Just
boards with us."
Nellu left l'.llly In the girl's care
and hastened back to her desk. For a
long time she was busy with statistics,
finding average weights, the greatest
and the smallest. The sun was low
when she bade her cotupanlons-ln-labor
good nislit, and hastened down the
street towards home.
At the corner crossing she hesitated,
the clamor of bells warning her that
the fire engines were approaching. A
second later she gazed in horror at a
tiny, toddling figure that was wander-
ing aimlessly Into the middle of the
street. Somehow, In spite of her half-
view of the very dirty Infant, she rec-
ognized the baby at once.
"Billy," she screamed, waving to the
child. "Come here—come!"
Billy grinned; it was the same beati-
fic, comradely smile—but he continued
onward. Nella glanced wildly up the
street. The heavy chemical was charg-
ing down upon the child. She hesitat-
ed no longer. Darting across the pave-
ment, she pulled the Impish, Billy out
What had seemed an eternity was
really but a second. Seated on the
curbstone, her heart beating loudly, her
hands gripping Billy so that he whim-
pered with pain, anger surged forth in
a tempest. And when the girl who
should have been taking care of the
tot returned for him, Nella poured a
flood of accusations upon her.
"It's a shame. You are not fit to
take care of children. Where is his fa-
ther? What's his address? He ought
to know how Billy is being neglected.
Look at his clothes. They are filthy.
It's a wonder his body is as clean as
She stopped after a while, out of
breath. Stimulated by the frightful
experience she hud passed through, she
determined to follow the matter up.
"When ma wants to write to Mr. No-
ble she uses 'Rochester—General De-
livery' for an address; that's all. Some-
times he's there and sometimes he
ain't," the girl admitted reluctantly.
"Very well. Take Billy home now
and do clean him up. Good-by, Thir-
Nella wrote to Billy's father. "He'll
say It's none of my business," ehe sold
to her mother, "but I've fallen In love
with his son and can't see him neg-
A week passed, and when the girl
had almost forgotten the Billy episode
a blue-coated Individual left a telegram
at the door. "I'm In for It now," Nella
groaned, reading the message. "Billy's
father Is calling tonight. He will prob-
ably pitch Into me with all kinds of
maledictions. But I don't care! I'll
face him, no matter what he Is like."
In the evening he came—a big, strap-
ping young man, full of life and good
cheer, his large blue eyes twinkling
Just as Thirty-Pound Billy's did, yet
with a wistfulness in them that wrung
Nella's heart. "I wish you'd help me,"
he came to the point at once. "I'm
frantic about the boy. My parents are
dead and the wife's—she died at his
birth—are across the continent
There's no one to leave Billy with.
I've tried him in three boarding houses
already. But the people take hlin In
because they need the money, not be-
cause they need him. Perhaps you
won't believe me, Miss French, but
worry more over that tike than I do
over anything else."
Nella's mother offered a solution.
"Let me have him. I'm alone all day.
with Nella off at the settlement house.
I'd love to have him here."
So it was settled. Thirty-Pound
Billy was installed at his new home,
where he was cared for and loved, and
where Billy's father spent many hours
with his son—and Nella.
The doctor had weighed the baby.
He placed It In big Tom's arms, who
laid It tenderly beside the waiting
Nella. "The little lady weighs eight
pounds, sweetheart," he whispered,
kissing the white Hps lovingly.
"My, but she's got to gain some be-
fore she can catch up with our Thirty-
Pound Billy I"
"Thirty pounds! Nearly sixty now
* "I like to think of him as the little
two-year-old baby. I owe so much to
him," Nella mused.
"So do I." Tom gripped Nella tight.
"All I have that makes life worth liv-
ing I won through him and his thirty
Hon. Nelson Phillips
Re-nominated lor the Position
of Chief Justice cf the Supreme
Court of Texas. His opponent.
Judge Spann of Belton, wifely
withdrew from the race.
Senator J. C. McNealus
Re nominated for State Sen
ator, receiving a majority over
his two opponents, A. B. Wood
and Jeff D. Cox.
Abbott Put Punch
In Hobby Campaign
The triumphant victory of
Governor Hobby is due in a large
measure to the splendid publicity
campaign, as winning the elec-
tion was purely a matter of edu-
cation. Two months ago, there
can be no doubt that Ferguson
All at once the organization
began to sit steady in the best
and soon "everything was run-
ning in fine shape. Nobody
beard much about, him until it
was over but the man who put
the punch in the campaign was
Charles^. Abbott, former news
paper man of Dallas. Abbott
gathered about him some of the
best writers, artists and speskers
in Texas and before election day
be bad the strongest campaign
organization ever perfected in
Texas. It was Abbott who de-
veloped the connection of the
German American alliance with
the $156,500 loan and started
Federal agents to investigating
The yellow dog sticker and the
postcard idea was his and was
executed by John Knott the car-
Abbott's service to Texas is
great, and it shows what pub-
licity will do when handled in an
Last Saturday at the home of
the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Jim 8mith of Sanger, their
daughter, Miss Pearl, and James
Terrell Price were united in the
holy bonds of matrimony. Both
porties are well known here as
the bride with her parents for-
merly lived near Elam, and fre
quently visited relatives here.
The groom is the oldest son of
Mrs. Velma Price of this place
and is a young man well thought
of in bis community. We join
their many friends in wishing
tbem a prosperous and happy
Winnie, the 9 months old child
of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Roberson,
last Sunday while its father was
in another part of the house and
its mother was outside tor a few
minutes, crawled into the kitchen
a; fyhfeulled up by the side or the
shHf-pai) and in some manner
topped over into the bucket head-
foremost and drowned. The
mother came into the house in
a short time and discovered the
child with its feet sticking out of
the bucket and immediately
grabbed it out and began to try
to save its life, A physician was
summoned but arrived too late
to save the child's life. However
signs of life were noticeable forty
minutes after it was first dis-
covered. This is a sad occu ranee
indeed and we feel sure the be-
reaved parents have the heart-
felt sympathy of the entire com-
munity in their hour of sorrow.
The child was buried Monday
in the Mesquite cemetery. Rev.
H. C. Marcum conducted the
funeral. a large crowd of friends
and relatives being present.
The protracted meeting which
had been going for the past week
closed Sunday night. These
services were conducted by our
pastor, Rev. Noah Range of Gar-
land and Rev. Bussell of Oak
Cliff. The gospel was well pre
sented and a number expressed
themselves as being spiritually
blessed. Six persons joined the
church, three of whom were bap
tized Sunday afternoon.
J. D. and W. R. Herndon left
Tuesday to spend a couple of
weeks visiting relatives in Mis
Otis Chase and family left
Tuesday for Emmett. Ark., in
his Ford to spend several days
Lillian Willirigham is thought
to be taking typhoid fever.
B. M. Dixon, W. S. Bean and
R. S. Quillen spent a few days
ffshing at Lake Worth this week,
Mrs. J. P. Price whose illness
was mentioned last week doesn't
seem to improve very much.
Little Jerry Price is in a sen
ous condition yet with typhoid
Harry Briley is the latest here
to have bought a new car. His
choice was a Hup.
Hello Mitch, '
How do you and Bro. Alcorn
Like to stand hitched?
Good bye Broadway,
Don't forget boys
That's Jimmy's last chance.
A Big Majority For
Gov. W. P. Hobby
While complete returns are
not in, Governor W. P. Hobby is
shown by the returns *o far to
be running ahead of former Gov-
ernor Jan. E. Ferguson at a
ratio of about two to one, and
his majority will probably be in
excess of 200,000 and possibly
as high as 250,00. At any rate,
his majority will be the highest
bv far ever given a candidate in
Texas who had opposition that
was considered seriously.
Not only did Hobby win, but
his friends led all over the state
for Slate, District and County
From Dr. Hudgins
To My Friends and Patrons:
Mrs. Hudgins and children
will move to Dallas the following
week. I will be here until I
have definitely heard from the
war department. I am asking
all of my friends to see me at
once about their accounts, and I
hope you will respond as readily
as I did to your calls.
I have purchased the Davis
Bros, water business and will
haul water for the public.
Talking Fir* Alarm.
$he phonograph and telephona art
employed in a South Carolina Invent-
or's automatic fire alarm that calls up
a central operator and tells her just
where the blaze is starting.
When doing over an old piece of
furniture all (Id varnish may be quick-
ly removed by washing with a solu-
tion of one part water glass (silicate
of soda) and seven (tarts watert Use
tnlxtuiv generously, as It is cheap, and
you will soon find the wood looking
fresh and clean as new. Wl#n dry,
■tftln sod w*r ,
S. C. HASS
DR. GEO. M. JONES
i ■ - ■ „ ; I I,
Will Be at Giillom & Porter's
Drug Store Every Tuesday
Local and Personal
And still no rain.
Dr. R. L. Anderson of New
Hope, was here Wednesday.
Miss Irene Fears of Okemah,
Okla., who had been visiting
Miss Altice Hart for the past
two weeks, left Wednesday for a
visit to friends at Sanger.
Mrs. J. 8. Nolen of Corsicana,
who had been visiting at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Will
Tosch, returned home yester-
day, accompanied by the latter
and Miss Altice Hart.
For rent—4 room house, good
garden and plenty of water —
Dr. J. B. Bryant
feuoar From Palms.
:ar Is extracted from 16 varieties
that grow In Ceylon.
Some expert announces that the hu-
man voice Is produced by forty-four
different muscles. It might be added
that when those forty-four muscles are
not co-ordinating as they should the
resulting sound often produces violent
agitation In at least forty-four different
nerves In the party of the second part,
if there happens to be such within
Mr. Automobile Owner. We beg t0
remind you that we are equipped lo
make any necessary repair on any
or model of car, and we> guarantee t0
give satisfaction pn any job we do, big
We are also prepared to meet your needs lei
the way ot tubes, tires, accessories, oils and gj
line. We try to make our service station of 3
service to our patrons. We appreciate your bu$j.|
|. T. Milam, Prop. Phone 33. Mesquite, TeXai
Governor Wm. P. Hobby.
offices, almost without excep-
tion. Every State Senator is a
Hobby man except one who was
a holdover. The District Attor-
ney of Travis county, who dis
missed the indictments against
Ferguson is among the defeated.
Leaders in other races for
state offices are indicated below:
We had hoped to give the total
vote in the county of each candi-
date, but as we go to press, one
box is still out, but we will pub-
lish the totals next week. Below
we give the vote received at
Mesquite, omitting the candi-
dates without opposition. The
letter "N" after namas means
that the candidate received the
nomination, while the letter "L"
means that the candidate is
leading, but will be en the sec
ond praimar.v against the can-
didate after whosS name the
numeral "2" appears:
ANNIE WEBB BLANTON
W. P. Hobby—N....
James E. Ferguson..
T, W. Davidson—L 122
John M. Henderson 26
John It. Moore.
W. A. Johnson-
S. B. Cowell
L. H. Bailey
Marshall Spoont*. .
0. M. 'Gureton—L.,
John W. Woods—2 119
Clarence E. Gihnore—L
C. H. Hurdleston—2....
John L Andrews
J. M. Edwards—N
John W. Baker
Court Criminal Appeals -
C. A. Pipuin—2
Oi S. Lattimore—L..
R. H. Ward
F. B. Martin
Supt. Public Instruction-
Annie Webb Blanton—N.,.280
W. F. Doughty 04
Brandon Trussel 27
Commissioner of Agriculture—
Fred W. Davis-N 205
H. A. Halbert
(Continued on page ,
Grady Jett of near Elam, had
the misfortune to break his arm
while cranking his father s l<ord
Mrs. Daniels and grand-
daughter Miss Agnes Daniels,
of Cleveland, Ohio, are visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Hodges of Elam.
Mrs. A. Maher and son, Row-
land, of Elam, have returned
home after a week spent with
relatives at Chandlnr.
Mr. and Mrs. V. A. Murdoch
of Elam, spent Sunday wilh Mr.
and Mrs. .J. C, Coil, of Oak Cliff.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. George
Murdoch, a daughter, Sundav,
Mrs. D. N. Bell has returned
to her home near Elam, after
spending two weeks in East
Miss Eva Tucker of near Elam,
has returned after ten days
spent with her sister, near
Mr. and Mrs. Wylie Hodges
of Elam, are visiting J. W. Row-
land, of Chandler.
Fred Maher of Dallas, accom-
panied by Leland Pratt and
Frank Kimball, spent Sunday
with his parents at Elam.
Elam and surrounding neigh-
borhood was visited by a good
shower Monday night.
The Quinine That Does Not Affect the Kaad
Because of ita tonic and laxative effect, LAXA-
TIVE BROMO QUININE is better than ordinary
Quinine and doea not caune nervousness nor
ringing in head. Remember the full name and
look for the signature of B. w. GKOVS. 30c.
John Jones has gone on J
to Henderson county thi#
Aunt Minerva Smith J
Mrs. W. T. Miller in Dg^J
Miss Ray Gryder gp
past week with friends in g
J. C. Humphreys isont
list this week.
i her |
If its an automobile joi,
see me. W, R.
For Sale—850 bushels i
oats, clear of Johnson
Mrs. A. O. Allen.
Six room house for rent, j
of this year aud next.
Stampes, Phone 86-2-2.
For Sale— 2 milch con|
calves. Manual Garria
miles west of Mesqnite.
Phone Tosch & Grosij
have any cattle for stle.1
pay market price for same, j
Dr. Geo. M. Jones, Da
at Cullom & Porter's Drjjjj
every Tuesday. Examii
Mrs. John Boat-
Irving, visited Mr.
Henry Lawson last
M r. and
Cal Moon and wife visited
friends in Wills Point recently.
Oliver Bean, a Navy bov from
Boston, Mass., now on a 30 days
furlough is visiting friends here
Rev. Williams oi Longview,
visited his brother, C. H. Wil-
liams, the past week.
Will Allen of Dallas, visited
his sister, Mrs. F. O. Potter
Forrest Terry has bought him-
self a Ford.
Mrs. George Meek and daugh
ter, Ester of Dallas, are visiting
relatives and friends in the Ed-
wards and Ling Creek com-
munities this week.
Willis Moore of Dallas, visited
The Baptist meeting is in
progress here now under a nice
cool arbor. Every one is invited.
Rev. R. W. Robinson of Rylie,
was a visitor at the home of A.
J. Jones Sunday.
Mrs. Nora Lee O'Hare died
July 27 about 2:30 o'clock p. m.,
at the home of her father, J. W.
Moody. She was married to
Frank Lumley about 9 yearn ago
Two boys were born to them
Frank died Dec. 9. 1915. She
i married to John O'Hare
laBt winter. 8he was taken nick
the first dav of April with roen-
engiiU and was in a critical cpn-
dition for nearly four month*.
She was a member of the Christ-
an church hnd was a good wo-
man. She was buried at Long
3reek Sunday, Rev. R. w. Rob-
inson of Rylie, preached the fun-
eral. friends and relatives
V. L. and plain notes tod l
legal blanks for sale at tkei
Barn for Sale.—Can be i
or torn down and rebuilt, i
contains a lot of good
Dr. J. B. Bryant.
I have an inquiry for 150^
well improved, smooth,
land. Hurry up. $150per^
cash in hand. F. C. R |
to secure data for ua fromi
farmer in the Mesqnitt
borhood for our Third
PMition of our Dallas
Farmer's Directory. '
give a life scholarship io
or Fort Worth business
for this work. Address
Box 1543, ft
lias An j
i Nona I
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Life Bldg. Dallas will beat
quite Hotel every l«t vi
Sat., prepared to do dentil'
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1608 Elm Street, Dallas, T*
J. J. Eckford W.LCi
Attorneys at L«*
619-20-21-22 Slaughter Bldg., 0^
1'hone S. W. Man 522
DR. A. P. J0NS&
Physician and Surg«®
Not specializing, but sam«
attention given Obstetrics •
eases of Women and ChM*
Office In Drug 8tore, next d*
Hlrein F. Lively J1"®
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Offices: Suit# 401-fi Ccm *
National Bank BulMl#
Dallas, Texas. Phone
'ympathy of the com-
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DR. J. B. BRYAMT
Physician and Sort*
ot women an<f children. 0"*
Mesquite Pharmacy. H. *•
DR. W. C. CULL0*
Physician and Si
Office at Palace DnH
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