The Texas Mesquiter. (Mesquite, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 48, Ed. 1 Friday, June 23, 1922 Page: 1 of 6
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
bHN E. DAVIS
MESQUITE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 1922.
WE TAKE PRIDE
n the fact that our line of toilet prep-
[rations is not only compl> '< , Imt of
ie very highest quality.
Quality is the first consideration, but
makes buying easier when the as-
lortment is as complete as ours is.
J 8; •.
| her t,
CULLOM & PORTER
TWO GOOD DRUG STORES
(D)EJECTED, AS IT WERE
Is: "I told dad that Rob-' "Did the Van Styles appear
I the mark of all tny af- j chagrined when they failed to
J get a renewal of the lease on
It: "And what did dad do their lovely apartment "
| "Well, they seemed very much
Is: "He toed the mark." put out."
THIS IS THE BAY
I0F THE MOTOR CAR
Few farmers there are
(these days, that do not
'own an automobile. But
many have not yet seen
the importance of having
a real garage to keep the
I0HN E. QUARLES COMPANY
ALWAYS THE BIGGEST
■y-at-Home: "At that mu-
■ they're exhibiting the big-
it piece of money in the
Ir There: "No, they ain't. I
Ht It's my last dime."
[was in the dining room of
if the smaller steamers that
between Chicago and Du-
luth. The few passengers who
had the courage to descend from
the cheerful deck to the stuffy
little dining saloon where a ta-
ble d'hote meal was being served
were hurrying to get through,
eager to be out in the open air
Suddenly the rattling of dishes
in the gallery ceased. The chef
appeared, clad in a none-too-im-
"Keep yer knives, everybody,"
he bellowed warningly, "we're
gonna have pie for dessert."
THE REASON WHY
Why do you like to trade
at Nunn & Hicks' store?
Because they sell the
best quality in new fur-
nishings and their prices
Special prices on Hats'
Hose and Cleaning and
Nunn & Hicks
We Show The New Things First
y.1111111 [ 11111111 i 111111111111 [! 111111111 f 111111; )£
5 By JUSTIN WENTWOOD |
i t II11111! 11111111111111111111111111111111111111^
Copyright, mi. WMttrtt N.wspap.r Union.
"When you are six you ahull have
u surprise for your birthday," suit]
Etta walked upon air, because she
was going to be six In Just a few
days. When you are six you become
a big girl. You can do lots of things
when you are six that you can't do
when you are live.
For Instance, you can walk round
the block all by yourself, only you
must take great care not to cross the
street. Mother trusts you when you
Etta didn't mean to do wrong, but
she was so busy thinking about things
that her feet curried her uway. She
was thinking of the father who was
only a dim memory. He had died,
mother had said. When mother said
that her Up quivered In the way that
means you mustn't ask any more ques-
tions. Etta wished she could remem-
ber her father. It would have been
so nice to have bad a father to come
home from business In the evenings
like the other girls.
When Etta's feet stopped carrying
her, she looked tip, to find that she
was In a part of the city that she had
never been In bsfore, ns far as she re-
membered. And .vet it was Just as If
she knew It from some dream. She
knew that there was a mall-bsx on
the corner, even before she saw It. And
she knew that there was a police sta-
tion opposite—nhd there was, and a
policeman was swinging his club there.
Etta ran as hard as she could, because
she was afraid of the policeman.
But presently she stopped In front
of a block of apartment buildings and
began to cry. She didn't know why
she stopped there, but perhaps she
thought there were people Inside who
would take care of her. A man who
was Just coming In spoke to her.
"What's your name, little girl?" he
"Etta," she answered, "and 1 live at
127 Shenstone avenue."
"And what are you doing here?"
asked the man, In a very deep voice.
"I'm lest," sobbed Etta, "and I want
"Well, It len t far. I'll take you
there," said the man.
Etta slipped her hand trustfully Into
his, and they walked a little way, and
there was their house, Just round the
"Can you flnd your way home now?"
asked the man.
Etta nodded and clapped her hands.
"Mother, such a nice man brought
me home," said Etta, when she had
been scolded enough for going away.
"I wish we could have him for my
blrtlidey present, to be my father."
"Don't be foolish, child," answered
She questioned Etta as to where she
had been, but Etta could only Indicate
Vaguely. For several days Etta was
not allowed out, but at lust the ban
was lifted, and one afternoon, as she
was going round the block, she met
the man again.
"Hello, Etta I" lie said.
"Hello, man!" said Etta.
"PId yon ever hear of Ice cream
soda?" asked the man.
"Oh, yes!" said Etta, ctapr'ng her
They had an Ice cream soda, and
the man told her not to tell her mother,
else she might not be allowed to meet
him again. So Etta suld nothing,
though she was bursting with the In-
formation. But after that she often
met the man, and they always had an
Ice cream soda together.
Etta's mother soon discovered her
little daughter's habit of going out at
a certain hour. One afternoon she
followed her. Etta went danetng along,
and turned the corner. When her
mother reached there the child had dis-
For an Instant she was frightened;
then she saw her going into the Ice
cream soda shop, holding a roan's hand.
She ran across the street and entered.
Just as they were sitting down at a
A minute later the man and woman
confronted each other.
"So It's you, Jim," said Etta's mother.
They both looked so funny that Etta
paused In the act of dipping up the Ice
cream with her spoon.
"Man, man I" she called, "won't you
give mother an Ice cream sodo too?"
"If she cares to have one," sold the
"I'm going to take you home, child,"
said Etta's mother, with the look that
meant you mustn't ask any questions.
"How Ifing has this been going on,
"I met her two or three weeks ago.
She was lost. I asked her name, and
—well, Td have known her anywhere."
"Man, give mother an Ice cream
soia," said Etta.
'I'm sorry we've met, Jim. I d%n't
know yo« were living here," said
"I'll move. I didn't know either—"
"Oh, mother," said Etta, ''can't I
have the man for my birthday pres-
ent?" asked Etta.
"It's pretty tough, Dolly," said the
man. "But I deserved It, and of
course ifs no use saying—If you'd give
me a chance—"
"Waitress," piped Etta, "bring moth-
er timtcAcream soda!"
Suddenly they laughed.
"Dolly, will you have an Ice cream
soda ?" asked the man very softly.
"Oh, Jim!" said Etta's mother, "I
_I—wanted yon so much, and what
fools we've been, Jim 1"
"Etta." said the man gravely, *1 be-
lieve I'm going to be your birthday
present after all."
F. M. Joyce of Lawsoti, was
J. M. Miller Describes
His Automobile Trip
I Heights, W. Va., June 19, 1922.
Mr. John E. Davis
Editor The Mesquiter
As 1 promised to write to you
about our trip home by automo-
bile, I will try and do so.
We left Dallas on the morning
of May 23, and arrived home on-
Wednesday night, May 31 at
9:30 p. m., which made eight days
in all, we were making the trip.
The only trouble we had was
cue little cut on the left rear
wheel, so I think we were pret-
ty lucky. Everybody was feel-
ing fine for when night came on,
we. would stop at the hotel and
start again in the morning.
We took the Bankhead High-
way from Dallas to Memphis,
Tenn.*, and then we were routed
from Memphis, Tenn., to Louis-
ville, Ky., and then were routed
from I.ouisville, Ky., to Cincin-
nati, Ohio., and were then rout-
ed by the way of Dayton, Ohio,
Chillieochci, Ohio, to Kanauga,
Ohio. On last day's run showed
that we covered 239 miles, which
| was pretty good for a Ford.
We struck some pretty rough
roads in Arkansas and Tennes-
see, but taking it all we had pret-
ty good roads, never had to put
a chain on or put up a curtain.
Tell all our friends we miss
them so much and sure would be
glad to see ihem.
We went through the follow-
ing towns or cities: Dallas to
McKinney, to Greenville, to Sul-
phur Springs, to Weaver, to Salt-
ello, to Mt. Vernon, to Mount
Pleasant, to Omaha and Naples,
to Douglassville, where we
stayed the first night, in the
morning we had Denton to At-
lanta, to Texarkana, to Fulton,
to Hope, to Prescott, to Curdon,
to Arkadelphia, to Hot Springs,
Ark., where we stopped the sec-
ond night. The next morning
we started to Benton, to Little
Rock, to Hazen, to Cotton Plant,
Ark., where we stayed all night.
The next morning we started
for Brinkley to Wheatly to For-
rest City, to Memphis, Tenn., to
Ripley, Tenn., where we stopped
that night. The next morning
we started for Brinkley, to
Wheatly, to Forrest City, to
Memphis, Tenn., to Ripley, Tenn.
where we stopped that night.
The next morning we started
for Unionville, Tenn., to Dyers-
burg, to Union Citv, to Fulton,
Ky., to Pilot Oak, to Egners
Ferry across the Tennessee,
river to Golden Pond, Ky., where
we crossed the Cumberland Riv-
er to Canton, Ky., to Cadiz.,
where we stopped for the night.
On Monday morning we started
for Hopkinsville, Ky., to Elk-
ton, Ky., to Russellville, Ky., to
Bowling Green, to Cave City, to
Eilizabethtown, Ky., where we
stayed all night. Next morning
we started for Louisville, Ky., to
Shelbyville, to Frankfort, to
Georgetown, to Mason, to VVil-
liamstown. to Walton, where we
stopped for the night. The next
morning we started for Elanger.
to Covington, Ky., to Cincinnat
ti, Ohio, to Hamilton, to Dayton,
to Washington, Court, House, to
Ch'M.cothe, to Piketon, to Jack-
son, to Rio Grando, to Galhpolio,
to Kauguga, across the* Ohio
River, to good old Point Pleas-
ant, W. Va., which place we
stayed all night at my son's
home. In all the mileage showed
We certainly did enjoy the
Will close, hoping this gives
you a pretty outline of our trip.
James M. Miller,
Heights P. O.
Point Pleasant, W. Va.
From the New York Sun.
Miss Wise—It would be hard
to match my hair..
Miss Guy—Yes, indeed. You
had better not mislay it.
First Chicken—Is it safe to
dig up his seeds now?
Second Chicken—Yes, the boss
has gone motoring to tear some
blossoms off trees.
$100 Reward, $100
The readers of this pspsr will be
pleased to learn that there Is at least
on* dreaded dlieasa that science has
bean able to cura In all Its Btages and
that Is estsjrh. Catarrh belnc greatly
Influenced by eonetUutlonal conditions
requires constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Medicine li taken Internally and
acts thru the Blood on the Uucoue Sur-
faces of the System thereby destroying
the foundation of the dlaeaia, giving the
patient strength by building up the con-
•tltutlon and assisting nature In doing Its
work. The proprietors have so mucn
faith In tha curative power of Hall s
Catarrh Medicine that they offer One
Hundred Dollars for any case that It falls
to cure. Bond for list of testimonials
Address F. J. C'HKNEY * CO., Toledo,
Ohio. Bold by ell Druggists, «.
Denton May Get The
It is understood that the Dal-
las street railway interests, un-
der committment to build two
Interurban lines of not less than
thirty mites ir. length out of
Dallas, have practically aban-
doned the proposed line through
Garland to Greenville, and will
probably acquire the Denton
branch of the Katy Railroad and
convert it into an electric line
from Dallas to Denton.
The citizens of Greenville are
offering no encouragement for
the building of a line from Dallas
to that city. In fact, they say
that they do not want it. It looks
as if the citizens of that place
fear that the line will take busi-
ness away front Greenville to
Garland on the other hand,
would like to have the line.
Forney Messenger Is
Sold To Dallas Man
D. B. Coates has sold the For-
ney Messenger to J. W. Hutt of
Dallas, who took over the busi-
Mr Hutt is the publisher of
the "100 Per Cent American,"
of Dallas, a paper that supports
the Ku Klux Klan, and this
week's issue of that publication
is being printed in Forney, but
will be mailed out of Dallas as
It is practically certain that
Mr. Hutt will use the Forney
plant to print his Dallas paper,
but we are not advised' as to
whether or not he will move the
plant to Dallas.
He may keep the plant in For-
ney and continue to publish the
Forney Messenger, as well as the
other paper, and he can continue
the other as a Dallas paper, even
though the actual printing is
done in oFrncy.
Mr. Coates, v/e . understand,
has made no definite • arrange-
ments for the future.
Mr. Coates has given the peo-
ple of Forney an excellent pa-
A Simple Test For
Dallas County Voters
The Dallas County Democratic
executive committee, which met
in Dallas Monday, for the pur-
pose of arranging the ballot for
the approaching primary elec-
tion, disregarded the recom-
mendations of the State commit-
tee for a severe test. The bal-
lots to be used in this county will
contain the following at .the top:
"I am a white Democrat and
pledge myself to support the
nominees of this primary."
Due to the large number of
candidates, the ballot will be the
longest ever used in this county.
The names to .appear on the
ballot will not be definitely
known until next Monday, as
candidates have until that time
to pay the assessments against
them as their pro rata part of the
expense of holding the primary
election. Any candidate who
fails to pay his assessment by
that time will not get his name
printed on the ballot.
Assessments against candi-
dates were levied according to
the remuneration of the office
sought and those candidates
without opposition were more
County Judge Arch C. Allen,
whose office is one of the best
paying in the county, and1 who
has no opposition, will have to
"conic across" with $600. Can-
didates for District Judge, Dis-
trict Attorney and Sheriff were
taxed $550 each. Other assess-
ments range from $440 down to
as low as $10 for precinct candi-
dates in rural districts.
If the fund thus raised is more
than is necessary to defray the
cost of holding the election, the
surplus will be returned to the
candidates in the same propor-
tion as was paid in by them.
The Texas pecan crop is re-
ported short this year.
per, but the paper has not re-
ceived the patronage that it de-
Vol. XL. No. 48.
Vote For Suffrage
The Mesquiter has received
from Senator Chas. A. Culber-
son, a Copy of a letter he wrote
to a friend, explaining why he
voted for the nineteenth (suf-
frage) amendment. The letter,
is as follows:
Hon George L. Beatty, Lub-
bock, Texas: Dear Mr. Beatty—*
In due course I received your
letter inquiring why, as I op-
posed the eighteenth amend-
ment to the Constitution of the
United States as an invasion of
the reserved rights of the States,
I did not, for the same reason,
oppose the nineteenth amend-
Replying at the first opportun-
ity, I beg to advise you that I
regarded the natural and inher-
ent rights of women as citizens
as paramount to any other con-
sideration in determining this
According, I favored the sub-
mission of the nineteenth amend-
ment, extending the right of
suffrage to women, upon the
broad ground, among other
things, that women, being sub-
ject to taxation in every State,
are of right entitled to full and
complete citizenship and should,
therefore, enjoy equal political
rights with men.
Twenty-two States had al-
ready conferred complete or
partial suffrage upon women,
Texas among the number, and
there was every justification for
voting to make the law uniform
in all the States by submitting a
Federal amendment on the sub-
When the important part
played by the women of America
in the World War is considered,
no one can justly question the
wisdom of giving them a full
share in the political life of the
Nation. Truly your friend,
C. A. CULBERSON.
"Hello! Bill. How's your old
"She ain't my sweetheart now.
I married 'er last Saturday."—
Watch our windows for the new
Summer Dresses, Percale, with
white Organdie trimmed. Just
the dress to suit the weather.
A smart little dress for the Jun-
iors as well as the Ladies.
We liked them, and knowing
our trade like we do, we believe
you will. Come in and look them
over. It is too hot to sew. Make
a special trip to Hudson, Davis
Co. and pick your size and pat-
tern. A dress to suit the weath-
er as well as the pocketbook.
Price Per Dress - $2.25
HUDSON, DAVIS CO.
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Newspaper.
Davis, John E. The Texas Mesquiter. (Mesquite, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 48, Ed. 1 Friday, June 23, 1922, newspaper, June 23, 1922; Mesquite, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth400042/m1/1/: accessed April 18, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Mesquite Public Library.